Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 6, 1968 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

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Saturday, July 6, 1968
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE A4* As The Psalm Commands.. . Nuns 'Make a Joyful Noise SINGING NUNS — Four nuns from the St. Joseph Hospital at Highland practice some of the joyful sounds they have been singing recently in the hospital and before clubs and organizations. From the left Sister Mary Kay, Sister Isabelle, Sister Marthine, with guitar, and Sister Marie Claire. tL S. Churches Have Long •'''-. •• r ' •'.:'£•" • • ; ; ' ^"^ Tradition of Revolution By GEORGE,W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP)-American churches, sometimes accused of being revolutionary in their antiwar and civil rights activities, helped plant that tradition this country when it was founded 192 years ago this week. Their doctrine that God-given ."We hokL.that all men are created equal," the signers declared, "that they are endowed human rights take precedencej by their Creator with certaft'un- over powers of government I alienable rights...that whenever formed the basis, of the Decla- any form of government be- ration of Independence on July comes destructive of these ends, 4, 1770. it is the right of the people to NEW OFFICERS— NEW CITADEL streets in Alton/ The Howards came — Capt. and Mrs.. Paul "Howard pause to Alton June 19, and will be officers » moment in front of the new Salva- in the new citadel, which is scheduled tion Army Citadel at 6th and Alby to open in September. itadel to Get altar or to abolish it..." By L, ALLAN KLOPE Telegraph Staff Writer .The Salvation Army Citadel in A' 101 ) has a new commander, and he is already hard at work with plans for wide usage of the new building at 6th and Alby streets. Capt. Paul Howard, who officially assumed his duties here on June 19, said the new citadel should be completed by the end of August, with opening following in mid-September. By the time it is completed, Capt. Howard said, the structure will cost in excess of $300,000, which is over |100,000 of the original estimate. A water problem cost an extra $10,000, a $20,000 Increase in costs, uncollected pledges, and equipment for the building have put 'a strain on the bulging program. However, this has not dampened the spirit of Capt, Howard and his wife, Evan, geline, who are planning a campaign to finish the basement, which was, not included in the original campaign. • v '' ' r • 4 craft area is a mpt for the basement expansion;; Capt, Howard said, and there Is a possibility of including a bowling lane or two. , pecially^ wftK'Hhe 1 large gymnasium housed in th,e structure, her sftid, The^ commander said music, boy and girl scouting, .and emphasis on spiritual; guidance and community service" wijl" also be stressed. ' Capt. Howard, forsees a ; youth director who will' take charge of the entire- youth program of the citadel. - . The .building will also be available for cdmmuni- ty affairs, Capt. Howard said, and already some groups have asked to use it when it opens. "We plan to invite all the service clubs, who donated funds for the building, to have at least one meeting in the new citadel during the latter part of September and October," Capt, Howard said. The larger facilities and the added program, Capt. Howard said, wilj precipitate the need for additional funds from the United Fund.' .•J'We don't know/ how much more money: we will need, but we; will have to negotiate with the fund for the extra funds to, carry on our. jipogram," he said. , When the Salvation Army BETHALTO ASSEMBLY OF ODD AU SHEWDAN ~ amuim HO,. H»v. B. f- Belli Pastor Cburcb WUere Ew* Service l» PfwMl to V w* Service l» Pfw Every Newl JttMl - 8180 «.«!• |*ff nan. fl tao pau, moves into its new headquarters, it will vacate an Old building at 418 E; Broad- Way, which, has: been purchased by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, which has its lodge next door. ' The old citadel iwill presumable be torn down, and the lot be used for parking. Prior to coming to Allon, the Howards spent 22 months in Jefferson City, Mo., but the earlier part of their careers were spent in Michigan. ' Both come from families active in the Salvation Army work, with the captain's mother being a soldier in the program, and Mrs. Howard's parents being officers. The Howards have four children, ranging in ages from l to 9 years. Capt. Howard said his impression, of the area is the tremendous support .given the Salvation Army by service clubs and individuals. Among the 56 signers were 34 Episcopalians, six Presbyterians,,: one Baptist, one Roman Catholic, one Quaker and 13 Con gregationalisls, some of them ministers or sons of ministers "They believed that God-given natural laws were above the laws pf government," says his torian Richard B. Morris, o Columbia University. "To break allegiance to the king, they ap pealed to a higher law than the king, that of God." It was this theological justify cation for the American Revolution that has set it apart from most other revolutions in the world's history, and which has given a distinguishing character to American politics ever since. The churches, in the main, supported the revolt. The three largest religious bodies in that period were Presbyterians, Congregaionalists and Episcopalians, of Anglicans, each with about a half-million members. Presbyterian and Congregational leaders were strongly pro- revolution. So were Episcopalians generally in their main regions—Virginia, Maryland : and South Carolina—although, clergy in New York and the Northeast opposed .the revolution. . Among the smaller groups then, Baptists were strongly pro- rebelliph. Lutherans and other German-origin churches were sharply divided, as were Catholics and Jews. Methodists were mainly 16yal to. the king. Commenting on the usual July 4 celebrations, the Rev. Kenneth L. Wilson, managing editor of the Christian Herald, notes that patriotism usually is thought of "in terms of brass bands, beating drums, marching men." ""Patriotism seems practically always io be related to,war,.and yet war is possibly, all times for ,patriotism," lie adds. "War subordinates evei'y: thing and everyone to its pur- po_se. If demands and usually; gets'instant obedience." • He suggests a military band is not essentially more patriotic than a sympthony orchestra', or even a rock 'n' roliicombp, and says it seems odds that "we have simply not memorialize! peace as we have memorializec war." By Carol Clarkitl telegraph Staff Writer • EDWARDSV1LLE - The psalmist's command to "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord" is being literally obeyed by the hospital sisters of The Thlr,d Order of St. Francis who operate St. Joseph's Hospital at Highland. Hospital patients last March may have been a little startled on the feast day of St. Joseph when they were serenaded by a group of the hospital nutis — but they liketl it. One man said to Sister Marie Claire, "This live entertainment sure beats TV and radio when you're confined to. bed." The performance through the halls of the hospital on the feast day of the hospital's patron was a "spur of the moment" idea. "We had planned something 'special for the patients to observe the day.. special place mats for the trays that sort of thing... and then the things we'd ordered didn't arrive in time. So we sang for them," Sister Marie Claire told the Telegraph. A repeat performance, planned by the nuns for patients day during hospital week in May was delayed until late evening — the sisters were waiting for (he birth of the first baby of the day. Since infant debuts are notoriously unpredictable, the musical salute had . to wait until well after visitor's hours. The group — size of the combo varies from five to six nuns — has also appeared as guests of the Edwardsville Rotary Club, the Altar Society of St. Paul's pailsh, the Hospital Em- ploye Award Luncheon, and on one notable occasion, the sisters turned the tables and entertained another group of women who had come to the hospital to entertain them. The occasion was the jubilee celebration of one of the hospital nuns, Sister Maureen, and the i visiting firemen were the ladies of the Edwardsviile Hillbilly Kitchen Band, whose forte js comedy plus music, accompanied by kazoo, washboard and piano. The Highland nuns were so delighted with their visitors performance that they reciprocated with one of their own, following which they "really let down our hair .. we even tried on some of their (the Hillbillies) hats." Instant rapport was established at the party and a mutual admiration society While their public appearances are rare, they kept in voice at their guitar masses, he'd Wednesday evenings in ihe hospital chapel, The only accompaniment for the group is Sister Marthine's guitar, which she says she "just chords". She told the Telegraph-that she first sttirted playing ... or BETHALTO METHODIST CHURCH 240 E. Sherman Worship Services ... 10:35 a.m. Sunday School 9: SO a.m. Evening Worship .... 6:30p.m. ERNEST E. O'NEAt, 'Pastor ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD 148 MAYWOOD We Extend To You A Cordial Invitation Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Youth Service 6:30 p.m." Evangelistic Service 7:30 p.m. ; , : Pastor Rev. Jeff Smith 'Vo Sing Sunday The "Crusaders, Silver Kings and guests, all of st Louis, will sing Sunday in a Gospel songfest at Abel Hall, mi E. W&y, St, P.ul'i Epiicopil Church II B. THIRD «MI«t »i3» REOUUR Hour July 7 The Btv, JoJin Quit Owner ef Fourth and Alby Stretti, Alron, Illinois Cortley Hugh BurwjiM, A. RfMpb Lynn, M. aeUind Bone MORNING WORSHIP ?;OOA.M. AND 10:30 A.M. . A.M.- chortling . . . when she was about 10 years old, but reads no music and has never h ad lessons. Sister Rita who was absent from an informal performance for a Telegraph reporter this past week, also "picks a bit" at the <ruitar. ThPir music? Folk hymns With a beat — and a strongly positive up - beat theme. H £ p, p y music, modern music, message music — the sisters are hot "out of tills wdrld" — they're very definitely "In"; thfclr "sing out" theme which joyfully proclaims "Up,- tip with'people if 'nwfc people were for people, all people everywhere, there'd be a lot less people to worry about and a lot mflfe people who care" is a JiaHtttartt of their style and belief. Ray Repp, Father Peter Quinlptt, the Medical Missioners, Sebastian Temple, Joseph Wise ate composers of their choice. They listen to records in order to pick up the proper phrasing and beat. "God loves a cheerful giver" is Sister Isabelle's "song" — "because she sings It particularly well and tikts it best, it's her definite favorite", one of the nuns explained. An observer - listener would also have to conclude, "and because she Hves it — she's a per- sonifimMon of her theme song." Sis'er Marthine's "song" is "The Wedding Banquet", based on the gospel of the man whose invitation to a feast met with response, "I cannot come to the banquet, don't trouble me now. I have married a wife, I have bought me a cow." Borrowing from Broadway, the nun's blessing at meals is set to a lovely tune from "The Sound of Music" —"Edelweiss" — to which an anm'ymous nun somewhere has added verses: "B\i**;- our friends, bless our food come, oh Lord, and sit wit* 1 , us. May our talk glow with peace, bring your love :o surround us Friendship aiid peace, may it bloom and grow, bloom and grow forever. Bless our friend.-- bless our food, bless our dear land forever." And what could be more appropriate than an "Edelweiss" blessing for a hospital lo-ated in a city settled by Swifs pioneers and located in Helvetia Township? LOUKDES GROTTO — Our Lady of the Snows, near Belleville, attracts scores of people to masses said at the Lourdes Grotto. The infirm, crippled, or sick often are seen at these masses. Churches Plan Joint Program Wood River United Methodist aiid First Baptist churches will >e meeting in joint evening fel- owships at 7 p.m. each Sunday hrpughout the month of July. The Rev. Boyd Wagner, pas- or of the Methodist church, ivill speak on the topic, "Our Methodist Heritage" at the ini- ial meeting Suriday in the Baptist church. Youth groups of the two churches have also planned combined meetings for the month the first of which is slated for 7 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist church. In other news of the two churches, the Rev. Donald K. Derrick, pastor, will preside at communion services during the 10 a.m. Sunday; worship in the Baptisti church when the right hand of fellowship will be extended to new members. CHURCH OF CHRIST 3402FRANOR \AMON Sunday Meetings 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. For Information fhone 259-3244 ' 482-8137 STUDY AND WORSHIP VAUGHN HILL CHURCH OF CHRIST HIGHWAY 111, NEAR THE AIRPORT SUNDAY—9 a,m. Classes WORSHIP 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY—7:30 p.m. GARDEN HOMES CHURCH Located on Route 100—Out of Alton on Right Side ol Road Before Gratton Junction "The Church Where You Feel God's Presence" "YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US" s •III Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. Midweek Wednesday ..................... 7:30 p.m. .Saturday 7:30 p.m. '-' For Counselling Call Rev. F. H. White — 462-1930 Elm Street Presbyterian Church ' ' '' Rev. 0. H. CoUisson, Minister Worship Service Hours 8190 10:80 a.m. Church School Hour 9:80 a.m. CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH SIXTH AND CHERRY, ALTON, ILLINOIS ' » A.M. — CHURCH SCHOOL 10:10 A.M. — WORSHIP—COMMUNION "COMMUNION MEDITATIONS 1 ' Rev. Robert Bowling 6 P.M. — YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS >1 P.M. — EVENING WORSHIP SENIOR HIGH BYS—GREEN LAKE "This Friendly Church Invites You" SPRING STREET ASSEMBLY OF GOD SIXTH * SPRING— ALTON Pastor Smith SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 A.M. MORNING WORSHIP 10:30 A.M. EVENING SERVICE 7:30 P.M. The Friendly People Who Worship Here Extend A • Hearty and Sincere Welcome EDWARDS STREET ASSEMBLY OF GOD 2615 EDWARDS STREET — ALTON 9:30 a.m.—-Sunday School for the Family 10:30 a.m—Worship Service 7:00 p.m.—Evangelistic Rally Evangelist Larry Hill and the Kings Kordsmen REVIVAL SERVICES July 14-21 "Every family needs a church home. We invite you to share a time of worship with us." Owen C. Carr, Pastor Dwain L Grell, Assistant Pastor David Carr, Youth Minister The Road of life may be rough and uncertain, but the Way of Life is straight and sure. Jesus said, "I am the WAY, The Truth, and The Life." John 14:6 Learn tha way - 1212 Godfrey Beltlint Oedfrty GORDON MINIAU, Interim Palter CHUHCH SCHOOL - 8 A.M, MORNING WORSHIP ,- 8; 00 AND 10:00 A.M. SERMON: "Heritage and Proclamation O f Our llbllcal Faith" Pastors! OorflQw and Saudra Mlneau Mr, Charles Bununerfleld, Soloist 10JQO to 11 (00 Broadcast Over WOKZ Numry Service for 10 aon, Service* mmm%m®mm&®m WELCOME Illinois A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL. W e have a class for each member of your family. A.M. MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE. Goi» pel Message — Dr. Hugh F. Hall. P.M. YOUTH ACTIVITIES. Com* and visit ui. We invite you. P.M. EVENING SERVICE. Lots of good ing and a mesiagt from the WORD OF GOD. Brown Street BAPTIST CHURCH 3126 BROWN STRIET HughT. Hall, D. D, Pastor j

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