Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 6, 1968 · Page 6
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, July 6, 1968
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ALtON TELEGRAPH ffjfgflfj^gf^jjg^^y^^^^^^—^^^^jl^ijjg^jfoffa^^gy^^^^^^^^^p^^^^i^^^^^^^^^g^^^^^^^^f^t^^^^a^mU^uaHm^ ot Report May Fade Away; Churches Should Focus on It B, Aftf tMOMASON Telgraph Staff Writer There is increasing evidence that 'the U.S. Riot Commission Report will gather dust unless the nation's churches focus attention upon it. So says the June issue of the United Church Herald •is a challenge to churches throughout America, and is being accepted as just that by the Godfrey Community Congregational "nitej Church of Christ which will take the Kerner commission report off the shelf in August for a six-week, comprehensive study. The Godfrey church will base its study on a format provided by "Focus", a quarterly publication by the Youth Ministry Staff, Division of Christian Education of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries. The study is being sponsored by the social action Committee of the congregation, headed by Miss Mary yowell. The social action 'committee is a sub-committee of the church diacon- ate charged to take upon itself to be informed concerning the social needs of the ccommunity and the world. * : l As a result, the committee provides a program of "education and action concerning the vital social, political and economic prob- 'lerns, as an expression of the congregation's Christian faith and concern. "The Social Action Committee felt that the Kerner Beport was the clue, to what can be done to solve America's problems," pastor Rob- .ert A. Baur said. He added: "To ignore this clue, would be not only unwise, but if universally ignored, downright disas- " trous." I ' 'When you have insight on " what is wrong, you ought to - take note of it," the Godfrey ~ minister continued. " "The Rev. Baur said "it should be noted that we're - not proposing any course of I action. We're only proposing :. to study." t "However," he said, "If - action comes out of the •" study it is well and good. But if any action is to come, ft is not known at this time." The United Church of Christ pastor said that the study is not a denominational program, describing it as "an attempt by the church to be faithful." ' The Rev. Baur said the basic reason for the study is that "Our Lord told his followers, 'We are the salt of the earth.' And if we are His followers, and the salt of the earth, we need to be concerned with what is happening." "In order to be the salt of the earth, we need to get some clues on how to be properly redemptive as a church." The Godfrey preacher said that the church does have the responsibility simply because Jesus was concerned about all men. "This (Kerner Commission Crime Report) is something that deals with the whole fabric of our society," and is not a revelation on an isolated problem, he said. The Godfrey Community Congregational Church is be- .coming one of many churches acivss the United States to study the Kerner report, '» according to the June issue ff the United Church Her- The report of the National Advisory Commission on "" Civil Disorders is being "' studied and discussed "with conviction and determi- -•• nation," an editorial from «the religious publication M fiflid. ^ The editorial indicated that many pastors already ^ refer to the black-covered » book HS "The New Bible." «' In Washington, D.C., t h e •* Potomac Assn. of the Unit•* ed Church took ads in the daily newspapers offering to deliver free copies of the **" Kwnw Beport to any per•" pon iskiog for one. »> in a matter of weeks, 700 •» request were received. , in the Godfrey Church, T averyone is invited to at- tend the study sessions on the book that is rapidly becoming a best seller. The only thing the committee asks is that persons who attend the study groups purchase a copy of the Kerner Report which is now available in paper back form for $1.50. Copies will be sold at the church. The United Church Her- aid editorial described the crime commission report this way: "The content of the Ker- ner Report is a judgment on our American society and on our churches. It can hardly be a popular book A an election year, for its diagnosis and prescription are hard to accept and bitterly expeh* sive. The churches of Am* erica have a unique biif* den this year, for if we permit this book to be for* gotten, we will betray both our fellowmen and God. There is no softer way to say it: the task Is ours." Religious Camp-Out July 8-12 EDWARDSV1LLE — religoius camp-out — described as "reminiscent of Bible days when srael came to Jerusalem to attend annual feast and 'dwelt in tents and tabernacles' ", will be held July 8 to July 12 at the Sunset Hills camp grounds and sponsored by the Pentecostal Ihurch. The grounds are located four miles west of Edwardsville on old Rte. 66 and 150 people can be lodged in cabins at the site. The public tabernacle will seat 800 persons and three services will be held in the tabernacle a.m., 2 p.m., and A. L. Wunsch as camp director will head a team of workers who will present a program of five major services daily. Guest ministers will nightly and CLOSE CLIPPERS — Roger Roades and Steve Raines ran patterns around the Milton Cemetery gass as they clipped it short tor the Fourth. The boys and girls of Wood River's First Methodist Church Youth Fellow- shop have the bi-weekly job as a fundraising project. SATURDAY, 1968 daily - 10 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Missionaries Address Christian Aid Circle M. O'Guin, religious speak Rev. C. author and campus speaker, will conduct the morning Bible hour at 10 a.m. The church's youth director, the Rev. Carmen Foster, assisted by Miss Barbara Brandenburg and the Rev. Rudy Muzzarelli, will conduct the vesper services. A Bible Free Buffalo NEW YORK (AP) - You can get anything from food to a buffalo free if you follow instruc tions in a pamphlet issued bj the Yippies—the Youth Interna tional Party. Introductory offers can net free records, books, and merchandise, says the treatise, or you can even get free vegetables and meat if you know where to go. On the free bison bit, the pamphlet advises that the U.S. government "in order to keep the herds at a controllable level, will give you a real live buffalo if you can guarantee shipping expenses and grazing area." college rally, sponsored jointly by students of Southern Bible College of Houston, Tex., and the West Coast College at Livermore, Calif., will be featured on Students' Day. Guest Speaker Mrs. Victor Wille, director of Women in Community Service, was guest speaker at the Friday meeting of the Women's Mission Society in the East Alton First Baptist Church. Devotions on the topic, "Prayer of Keys" were led by Mrs. Charles Clark. During the business session the group approved the proposed budget and discussed tentative plans and program for the coining year. SHIPMAN - Mrs. Victor Franke, who with her husband, the Rev. Franke, is spending a three months' furlough in Bunker Hill from their mission field in Hong Kong, spoke to the members of the Christian Aider Circle of the Methodist church Monday night at the home of Mrs. Ralph Phillipe. Mrs. Franke warned, members of the dangers of Communism in America and of how they work in the Far East. The Aiders will conduct a fancy work booth and country store at the Shipman Homecoming on July 23 and 24. The president, Mrs. Otto U. Meyers, named the following committees; booth set up, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Archer Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Dan Baker, Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Phillippe; stand display committee for Tuesday, Mrs. C. L. Schoenenam, Mrs. Mitchell Taggart and Mrs. Robert Foiles; stand display for Wednesday, Mrs. Kenneth Archer Jr. Mrs. Carl Bullman and Mrs. Jerry Heyen. Each member is to bring wrapped articles for the 25 cents grab bag for chil dren and labeled for gender. The organization provided half the refreshments for the 96 enrolled in the two weeks Bible School. They also payed for the trimming and spraying of the church and parsonage shrubs. New Year tributed in charge of the vice president, Mrs. Kenneth Archer books were dis Jr. The hostesses for the year s as follows; August, Mrs. W. 0. Kahl, Sept. Mrs. Samuel Piper; October, Mrs. Otto U. fleyers; Nov., Mrs. Fred Westermann; December, banquet; January, Mrs. C. L. Schoeneman; February, Mrs. Robert Foiles; March, potluck at Mrs. Truman Pocklington; April, Mrs. Mitchell Taggart; May, Mrs. Delbert Lister; and June, Mrs. Kenneth Archer Jr. The lower committee, Mrs. W. 0. Kahl and Mrs. Ralph Welsh; Card committee, Mrs. Carl Bullman and Mrs. C. 0. Matlack; funeral dinner committee, Mrs. C. L. Schoeneman and Mrs. Mitchell Taggart; birthday, bank, Mrs. Marshall Halliday, Mrs. Traman Pocldington and Mrs. C. 0. Matlack. Scouts Plan Canoe Trip Members of Boy Scout Troop 76, of the Main Street Baptist Church and their leaders will leave Sunday morning for a 90- mile canoe trip down the Current River in Missouri. The Scouts will take six canoes and start at Montauk State Park and finish the trip at Big Springs State Park. Leading the trip will be Fred Paris, Scoutmaster; Leonard Sturgeon, assistant scoutmaster; and Dorris Watt. Scouts making the trip are Leslie Buel, Tom Doyle, Floyd Hendrix, Pete Herren, Jeff Julian, Jeff Paris, Erik Smith and Bible School Set The Annual, Vacation Bible School of the First Church of God, 65 East Elm Street in Alton will- be held July 3-12. The Rev. Doyle D. Miller, the pastor,' has announced that the school will be in session from 6:30-9 p.m. nightly. There will be Bible stores and training, crafts, singing, recreation, refreshments, and meeting of new friends. Children ages 8 through 14 are welcome to attend. Mrs. Emma Atchley and Mrs. Alma Kelly are co-directors of the school. KNEE HIGH BY THE 4TH — Krista Thomas, in photo at left, trims grass around a tombstone so it won't reach as high as corn is supposed to by the Fourth. IT TAKES WATER — Gretchen Grufman in photo at right, quenches her thirst at the waterjug after a stint of running a power mower on the hilly Milton Cemetery. Catholic Participation in Church Council Seen UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) —Ito go a step farther than the re- Closer participation, even full I port of the joint working group integration, by the Roman Cath olic Church in specialized work by the World Council of Churchs was held out as a strong possibility by one of the Catholic observers to the WCC assembly today. Father Roberto Tucci, a Jesuit and editor of La Civilta Cattolica—The Catholic Community —stressed that the question of possible Roman Catholic membership in the WCC cannot be evaded because of the risk of developing two kinds of ecumenism, one WCC-centered and one Rome-centered. The Jesuit theologian seemed between the Roman Catholics and the WCC. Psychological and practical obstacles now block possible Catholic membership in the WCC, he said. The Vatican for the first time is represented at a WCC assembly by an official observers' team, 15-strong, which Friday night received a rousing welcome applause at one meeting. A further sign of the Vatican's interest came Friday when Pope Paul VI sent a message of encouragement and blessing to the 2,000 participants at the council assmbly. Christian Science Churches "Subject Sunday; "COD ALTON, 533 B.TtBth St. Church Service and Sunday School—U a.m. Nursery provided lor small C h JI d i en during the church services. Wednesday Testimony meeting, 8 p.m. Reading Room, 100 JE). Broadway, 11 a.m- to 4:30 p.m. Pally. BLSAH, ILL. Church Service 11:15 a.m. Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Nursery 11:13 a.m. Testimony Meeting Wednesday 8 p.m. Reading Room at Church — Monday through Saturday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 7 to 8 p.m. UPPER ALTON BAPTIST CHURCH Collego at Seminary—Alton Rev. R. Virgil Santee, Minister 9:30 a.m. — Church School 10:40 a.m. — Morning Worship 5:30 p.m. — Youth Ray Watt. The group will camp out along the river en route. They plan to take about a week to make the trip. Guest Pastors Brighton Christian Church will have guest ministers for the next two Sundays while Pastor Ronald G. Bottens is on vacation. Sunday July 7, Pastor George McCarty of the First Christian Church of Alton will conduct services. • Pastor Wayne Crum, from Modesto Christian Church, will minister services July 14. Midweek Bible study, Wednesday, will be conducted by Loren Barren, a member of t h e Brighton congregation. This Sunday, the Brighton church '.vill begin its annual attendance campaign, Last year the congregation placed third in national attendance competition,. To Host Convention The First General Baptist Church of Rosewood Heights will host the Madison County Singing Convention Sunday at 2 p.m. Appearing will be the Commander's Quartet form Kankakee, 111., who will sing in the performance at the church on North Central Street in Rosewood Heights. Teen Week Features 4 Speakers St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Rte. -Ml at Wood River will sponsor a Teen Week for its youth and the young people of the community, beginning July 8. Each evening's meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be to* formal. Four resource people have been engaged who will discuss problems of the day* one' on each successive evening. Also on each evening a time for fellowship will be provided and Friday evening will be "Fun Nite." Everett? Wilson, will discuss race tensions and the Christian Response on Monday evening. On Tuesday evening, the group will hear John Stormer of Florissant Mo., author and lecturer on Communism. The group will have an opportunity to discuss the subject with him. On Wednesday, the subject will be the "Ecumenical Movement" in the church. Resource person ot) this subject will be the Rev. Boyd Wagner of t h e First 1 Mrthodist Church in Wood River. On Thursday evening, the assembled teeners will hear William Ranford of the Alton YMCA who will discuss his experiences in the Belgian Congo. On the last nite of the Teen Week observance, the group will participate in a "Fun Nite." Brobston Honored John Brobston, youth leader and choir director of the Wood River United Methodist Church, was honored by the youth and music departments at a farewell party Sunday evening in the church social rooms. Brobston reported to the St. Louis center early. this week for induction into the armed forces. Ronanld Raines presided as master of ceremonies for the program which featured "This is your life" narrated by Stephen Raines, M. Y. F. president with -Randy Rader portraying the role of the honoree. Music by the Wesleyan Choir and the Boy's Quartette, and brief talks by the Rev. Boyd Wagner, pastor, and Edward Bean completed the program. Brobston was presented a cash purse as a farewell gift. "The Bible" 1» Uie Word of God: Inspired - Inerrant - Infallible "Worship Where Chrlit Is Real* WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 212 East Elm Street, Alton Bible School 9:N Morning Worship 10:W Gospel Service 7:W MINUTE MESSAGE We value political freedom In America. No other nation dictates to us! (Let'B keep it that way!) But what about spiritual freedom from sin's bondage? Many Americans are still bound! Only Jesus can free them (John 8:34-36). CALVARY SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH 1422 Washington Ave, Alton Howard "Todd" Taylor, Pastor 9:00 A.M. Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Worship Service OiOO P.M. Training Union "Famous'for the Gospel" 7:00 P.M. WORSHIP SKRVICE-AII Church Fellowship 7 sOO P.M. Wednesday—Prayer Meeting ."The end of your search for » friendly Southern Baptist Church" NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES — AMPLE PARKING — 1,000 Cuibioned Seat* anB AlT'Condlttoned. For Your Worship Comfort "The Open-Door Church" — Everyone TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Blair and Maple Phone 485-71B3 The Rev. Leland Lochhaas, Pastor Worship With U» 8:00 a.m. — Matins 10:30 a.m.—Holy Communion The Rev. Norman Wolff Guest Speakei Learn With Us -— Sunday School & Bible Class: 9:15 a.m. 6809 Godfrey Rd. (at "Godfrey Y"j (Worship at 8:15 a.m. andl 110:45 a.m. — Sunday School I land Bible Class at 9:30 a.m.! I James T. ,. BNIckel, Pastor." Sunday School ond Church Supplies— Christian Reading For Chrisrian Living Mrs. Alice Miller, Owner Telephone 462-6855 2808 E. Broadway, Alton W!iViWA!MWVW?^ FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 781 N. NINTH — WOOD RIVER, ILLINOIS Sunday School — 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship — 10:45 a.m. Special Singing by Church Choir Youth Service — 6:80 p.m. Evening Service 7:80 E. R. Bucher, Pastor YOU ARE WELCOME FIRST METHODIST CHURCH Laurence A. Waifley Sixth and Market Sts,, Alton Tel. 482-3862 9:30 A.M. — Church School for All Ages 10:40 A.M. — Morning Worship "ONE TRUMPET CALL" Nunery for Pre-Schoolert "The Wholo family Church" First Baptist Church College and Johnson Street*, Alton, HUooto ORRIN M. ANDERSON, Pastor 9:25 a.m, —- Sunday Church School 10:30 a,m,<—Morning Worship MES5A@E-"THE NEW LIFE" Nursery Provided COMMUNITY CONGREGATIOHAL= UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 6104 Godfrey Rd. (North of Godfrey School) CHURCH SCHOOL ........... 9:15 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP ......... 10:30 A.M. Gue»t Speaker Frtd EdmoncU Nursery Provided ivoryone Woleomt Robert A, Baur, Pastor 4M.344Q or 44M440 ROXANA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Central and Tyderaan DWJOHT DUER - Plitor WHERE YOU ARE REALLY WANTED~ Bibli School Junior Church .,. Morning Worship Training Union ,, Evening Worship 9:30 a.m. 10:30 «.m, 10:30 «,m. o»00 p.m. 7:00 p,m,

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