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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Snow: Give People an Alternative By "If a person sees only one side of something, Dial is what lie thinks b real because that is all lie sees. "Through the Successful Uving program hope lo offer people an alternative lo the types of reading materials available." said John Snow Vinton. Snow felt strongly ;ibout be- coming involved in reaching out lo Ihe community. A de- sire lo open a Christian book store proved too expensive. Answer "Afler a year of searching for the answer, I met a min- isler who introduced me lo Successful Living, Inc., a Min- neapolis-based s u p p 1 i e r of Christian literature to local dealers.' "I found f could do what I wanted at a cost I could af- ford. "The purpose of the pro- gram is to reach people with Christian living reading, to give them a choice other than Ihe smut seen in so many magazine stands." Snow, a draftsman at Hawk Bill Manufacturing, Vinton, began his part-time career in March, 1972, when he joined the Successful Living pro- gram. Snow buys the books whole- sale and sells them at retail, keeping the profits. He placed his first books in a Vinton drug store in April, The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat., Jan. 26. 1974 3 Church Notes Paul's Change I-- it. John Snow or Vinton periodically checks his Successf plenish book supplies. Snow said ho to offer people type of magazine found on the magazine rack. priolo liy Lrock ul Living book stands to ro- an alternative to tho general 1972. He then expanded his territory by putting out his first rack in a Cedar Rapids food store. Now all the stores in the chain carry the books. He said he has placed books in a supermarket chain in Wa- terloo and several Cedar Rapids residents have bought books from him to place in churches and the Anamosa reformatory. Turnover Snow said there is an ex- cellent turnover of books. Seven of the eight food stores reported sales in 1973 of Snow said the average price of a book is "Many people have stopped me lo tell me how much they appreciate the books. One Cedar Rapids minister told me of a woman who was con- templating suicide. The min- ister told me that after she had read several of the books, her life was changed and she no longer regarded suicide as the Snow said. The b o q k s are non- denominational and cover a variety of topics such as mar- riage, success, leading a Christian life, managing time, hints for homemakers and child discipline by such au- thors as Billy -Graham, Pat Boone, M. U. Gardners and Hal Lindscy. The Successful Living series also offers greeting cards, Christian comic books, juve- nile books and records. Anyone interested in con- tacting Snow can write him at 1213 A avenue, Vinton. Church Briefs Rogers To Lead Isabel W. Rogers, professor of applied Christianity at the Presbyterian School of Chris-. tian Education in Richmond, Va., will present a workshop for pastors, lay leaders and interested members of the community Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon in room B of Gage Memorial union, Coe college. Dr. Rogers' topic will be "The Churches and Social Re- sponsibility in Cedar Peoples church will feature a program dealing with various aspects of education Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Andre room. The first hour will feature audio-visual aids with the second hour devoted to discussion. "Not With Empty a color film dealing with the war tragedies in Cambodia, will be shown Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Wesleyan Method- ist church. Evangelist Forest H. Tolvier of ChatswortSi, III., will begin a Crusade for Christ at the Church of the Foursquare Gospel Sunday at a.m. and 7 p.m., challenging the church to full obedience to the great commission. CWU President To Speak Sunday In Center Point CENTER POINT'- Florence Campbell, president of Church Women United in Iowa, will be guest speaker Sunday at 10 a.m at the First Christian church here. She will speak on "Release for the World" in connectior with Women's Day and the Week of the Laity. An open house will be held for her in the parsonage at p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Campbell has worked for the National Presbyterian church, Washington D.C.; the Child Saving Institute in Omaha and was a high school teacher in Neola, Thayer and Farragut. She has served on several state and association church committees, served as a member of the r.i'ional board ol members in CWU and was a stale first vice-president before assuming Ihe presidency in May, 1971. St. Mark's Lutheran Hosts Mission Team A Mission '74 team from Luther college will present wor- ship services at St. Mark's Lu- theran church Sunday at and 11 a.m. with the help of the youlh of the church. Youlli Sunday is traditionally held in many Protestant churches on the last Sunday in January. A youlh dinner will be held at the church immediately after the second service Sunday. A "youlh mccl youlh" program will he presented at p.m. Saturday. Philadelphia Mayor PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ri- chardson Dilworlh, 75, mayor of Philadelphia from 1955 until 1962, died Wednesday night, of a malignant brain tumor. Six C.R. Churches Plan Open Houses As an' act of celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, several churches in northeast Cedar Hapids have been working together, extend- ing invitations to their congre- gations and to the public to visit their facilities during an open house Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Lovely Lane United Method- ist, St. Michael's Episcopal, Noelridge Park Christian, Pius X Roman Catholic, Hope U.C.C. in Hiawatha and Kenwood Park United Methodist church will have the open houses. The Fleur de Lys club of Bethel AME church will present a "Formal Evening with Christ" Sunday at p.m. Ray Baragary, from the Area Special Problems Center, will speak Sunday at p.m. lo St. Mark's United Methodist church youth group. Baragary is a rehabilitated drug user. Cheryl Hunnicutt, director of Christian education at Cen- tral Park Presbyterian church, will be guest speaker at that church Sunday at and 11 a.m. Evangelist Cietis Leverett of Bunker Hill, III., will speak .nightly Sunday through Thurs- day at 7 at the Galilee Baptist cJwrch. Germans Chuckle ove Fuel Shortage Joke HAMBURG, Germany (TJPI The following joke is making the rounds in West Germany What is the difference between a capitalist and a Communist? Answer: "The Communist ha: no automobile and the capitalis has no gasoline." Feed the Birds SCOTT SUMERALL OF BROOKF1ELD, MISSOURI. CAW PICK UP AND HOLD A REFLATION BASKETBALL USING ONLY HIS THUMB AND- lv MIDDLE FINGER -AT THE f AGE OF THRONE DINSfWI, THE ZULUS 082B-IBW WAS FROM A SINGLE- BLOCK OF WOOD THE BRIDGE CHAPEL WAKbTIELC) EN61AND, BUILT BY EDMUND OF LAN6LEYIHB5C WAS RESTORED AS A CHURCH IN THE 19th CENTURY AFTER. WV- IN6 BEEN USED AS AN OFFICE, AN OLD CLOTHING STORE AND A CHEESECAKE SHOP TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH Isl Avc. mid 5lh SI. N.11. YMCA Auditorium Sunday Sclinol AM Morn. Worship AH Humlnc I'.vr. I'M Wnl. Nliilil I'M Nick Crow-I'iislor Church of the Foursquare Gospel, presents: Specialization Evangelism with: Evangelist F. II. Tolivcr, of Chntsworth, Illinois. Beginning Sunday, January A.M. nml P.M. A mnn of God, with n nies.tiigo from God: Chnllciiulni! the church lo full obedience lo lire Rrcut commis- sion, I'rcndiliiR Jesus Christ us Snvlnr, llcnlcr, llnptar, ;inil soon Coining Service-.1! next wciMt nl P.M. No service Monday or Snlunlny Nlglil. The public Is welcome to tho Crasnilo Meetings. Loo (irllfls, I'nslor-lor Intormnllon phono 366-2811 or 362-IM8 601) 1st Avdiiuc S.W. Cedur Rnplils_______________ CALL Ed Line Is for Adults The Cedar Hills Communitj Reformed church is adding a big brother to its existing Dial a-Story program. The new pro C A L L Ed, will begin Feb. 1. C A L L Ed stands for Ccnte of Advanced Lay Leadership Education. The program fea lures messages on marriage personal Christian life, Chris tian education and in general' an adult development program. People may call 363-2032 fo the messages, some as long as halt hour. The messages will b changed each week. The firs message is about marriage. The Dial-a-Story program wa started by the church in De cember, 1972. The program offers a three-minute B i b I story every day by dialing 363 2031. The program averages about 100 phone calls a day said the Rev. Leon Aalberts pastor of the church. He said members of the con jregation volunteer their time to record Bible stories and adult messages. Dr. Paul Crow, jr., Accepts New Position INDIANAPOLIS Dr. Pau Crow, jr., Princeton, N. J., has accepted the presidency of the Council of Christian Unity of the Christian church, Disciples ol Christ, and will resign as gener- al secretary of the nine- denomination Consulation on Church Union. The new post will mean iroader responsibility in the vorld ecumenical movement for Dr. Crow, plus a seat on the [eneral cabinet' of his own de- nomination and a shift from staff to the policy-making excc- itive committee of COCU. Want, a serviceman fast? Read today's Classified Ads for :hc help you need. LAFF-A-DAY "It's only GOOD NEWS BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School 10 AM Horning Worship 11AM Evening Worship 7 PM Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer 7 PU at members' homes For furlhor Information Call 365-3334 Note: following is one oj taut religion columns written by Louis Cossets before lus death Wednesday. Cu as els, 52, longtime religion editor of Ul'l, died of a heart attack at dis dome near Aiken, S.C.) By Louis Casscls United Press Internilloral The Christian Church throughout the world is cele- brating this week one of the most important events of its history. It occurred in the year 33 A zealous young Phari- see named Saul was riding along ;i dusty highway be- tween Jerusalem and Damas- cus. He was going to Damas- cus with warrants lo arrest and imprison members of a new Jewish sect called Chris- tians. Saul regarded Christians as blasphemous heretics. For they claimed the long-awaited Messiah had already appeared in the person of Jesus Christ. Saul felt certain Jesus could no't have been the Messiah. Put lo Death Jesus had been ignominious- ly put to death by crucifixion, and Saul could not believe God would let that happen to the real Messiah. As Saul approached Damas- cus, according to his own sub- sequent account, "A light from the sky suddenly flashed all around him." He was so afraid that he fell to the ground. Then he heard a voice say- ing, "Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute "Who are you, Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you persecute." Never has a single event more thoroughly transformed a man. From a persecutor of Christians, Saul became the greatest of all Christian mis- sionaries. To symbolize his new com- mitment as a faithful and ut- terly fearless servant of the Christ in whom he had lu'ther- to disbelieved, he changed his name to Paul. Once he had overcome the suspicions of the original Christian apostles who were understandably wary of the conversion of their former enemy Paul made three long, hazardous missionary journeys through the iioinan empire. lie concentrated especially on the countries of Asia Mi- nor on the eastern end of the Mediterranean, planting Chris- tian churches wherever he went. Wrote Letters When problems or dissen- sions arose in one of his young churches and he was unable lo go in person to resolve them, Paul wrote letters lo them. Cherished and careful- ly preserved by the early church, these epistles today form more than half the text of the New Testament. Although we know much more about Saul's beliefs than his appearance and personal- ily, available evidence and bis- own writings indicate he was a short, bald-headed, bowlegged man; sensitive, proud and hot- tempered; afraid of women and anxious to keep them "in their place" in the church; almost totally devoid of a sense of humor. He suffered from a chronic disease, probably epilepsy. No one demonstrated better than Paul the agony of the human condition which he once bewailed by saying; "The good I would do, 1 can- not do; the evil I would not do, I do." Paul was capable of great love, magnanimity and for- giveness. But lie could also lash out at critics with sar- casm. On balance, Paul is not the warm personality that Jesus was. What stands out most vividly about Paui is his ab- solutely unswerving devotion to his late-discovered Lord and his unshakable conviction that only through Christ could weak and sinful men like him- self attain enough grace to be reasonably decent human be- ings. A brilliant man by any standard, Paul interpreted the Christian Gospel in its infan- cy with such persuasive lucid- ity that his imprint has for- ever remained on Christian teachings. As Dean Alexander C. Pur- dy of Hartford Theological seminary once said: "Paul must be reckoned as second only to his master, Jesus Christ, as a creative person- ality in Christianity." Staff Gives Alternatives ST. LOUIS Forty faculty members and a dozen staff members at Concordia semi- nary late Tuesday gave Lu- theran Church-Missouri Synod President J. A. 0. Preus two alternatives for ending the shutdown of classes at the school. In a letter delivered to Dr. Preus several hours after an- nouncing their intentions at a press conference, the faculty and staff personnel asked that the synodical president either publicly declare his agree- ment with the Board of Con- trol, "or take the lead in clearing us, John Tietjen and all the rest of us, of the charge of false doctrine." Classrooms at the world's, largest Lutheran seminary will remain empty "until the present uncertainty regarding our confession and teaching is cleared the teachers and. staff declared. Same Stance The signers claim they are also condemned and suspend- ed with Dr. Tietjen because they all take the same confes- sional stance. They called the charges of Dr. Tictjen's malfeasance "absurd" and those of false doctrine "trumped up." The professors and staff personnel indicated that if Dr. Preus should decide to clear the charges they would return to the classrooms and pledged to make up all mibbtd classes. The Board of Control of Concordia seminary during its Jan. 20 to 21 meeting, sus- pended Tietjen, president of the school. Although a large number of charges were brought against Dr. Tietjen, the basic reasons for the sus- pension were malfeasance in performing the duties of the office and advocacy of false doctrine. Evidence The board reviewed evi- dence gathered by a floor committee at the 1973 conven- tion. The charges deal pri- marily with the formal charge that Dr. Tietjen holds, de- fends, allows and fosters false doctrine contrary to the con- stitution of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Supporting evidence covers such areas as limiting the au- thority of Scripture to the Gospel, refusal to accept the inerrancy of Scripture in all its parts and failure to take action against faculty members who hold positions contrary to the clear words of Scripture. Other charges brought against the pastor include ad- ministrative irresponsibility, intimidation, w r o n g f u 1 as- sumption of board duties and defiance of the office of the synodical president and the board for higher education. A resolution asking for the resignation and-or dismissal of Dr. Tietjen was submitted by a committee to the synod at its 1973 convention, but due to lack of time, a substitute resolution was passed request- ing that the matter be dealt with under provisions of the synod's handbook, constitution and bylaws. The board of control voted to suspend Dr. Tietjen in Au- gust, but that decision was not implemented and later was vacated to provide additional lime in an effort to find an amicable solution. President Dr. Tietjen, 45, became president of the seminary in 1969, succeeding Dr. Alfred Fuerbringer, who retired. Dr. Tietjen is a native of New York City and a graduate of Concordia and Union Theolog- ical seminaries. He served parishes in New Jersey before serving as edi- tor of American Lutheran, now the Forum, in 1961 to 1966, then was named execu- tive secretary of public rela- tions for the Lutheran council in the U.S.A. Dr. Martin H. Scharlcmann was named acting president of the seminary by (he Control Board. Cedar Rapids Worship Services ASSEMBLY OF GOD Central 3030 F ave. NW Ramon Booth. S.S. Ser Eve. Wed. First 2531 42nd st. NE. :ary A. Jenkins. S.S. Scrv. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. BAPTIST Berean 5037 Center Point rd. NE. Glen V. High. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Calvary (CBA) 1203 3rd ave. SW. Harry Egner. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Edgcwoofl (BGC) E ave. ind Edgewood rd. NW. S.S. Serv. 11. Eve. 7. Wed. :30. 1200 2nd ave. SE. Dr. Wayne A. Shireman. 3.S. Serv. 1947 Washi- ngton ave. SE. Larry R. Engle. 3.5. Serv. Eve. 7. Mon.-Thurs. eve. 7. delis Lev- crcti. Imnmnncl (S. B. C.) 1900 F ave. NW. S.S. 9. Serv. L. Brock. Eve, Wed. 'Jesus Christ Dr. Dale Cowling. Eve. Dr. Cowling Wed. eve. 7. Ml. 824 8th si. SE. LcRoy While. S.S. Scrv. 11, 3.30. Wed. New Testament BBF) 749 Old Marion rd. NE. fohn Hulse, jr. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Noclridee 1147 Clifton st. NE. S.S. Scrv. Evo. Wed. eve. Redemption missionary Bap- ist 1014 10th ave. SE. Har- non Webb. S.S. Scrv. 11. Eve. 8. Tucs. Twin Pines 300 42nd st. NE. Werner ,emkc. S.S. 10. Serv. 11. Eve. 7. Vcd. Valley View .555 Ml. Vcrnon rd. SE. Carroll Anda. S.S. Serv. "The Ton Command- Eve. 7. "The Crisis of the Wed. eve. CATHOLIC AH Saints Dalewood, 29th SE. Edmund J. Becker, James L. Blocklinger. Masses, Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 6, 9, noon. Immaculate 3rd ave. SE. Win. P. Leonard, Daniel J. Keppler, Richard J. Hess. Sat. Sun. 6, 10, noon, St. Edgewood rd. NW. John M. Gregory, Richard Ament, L a V c r n e Schueller. Masses, Sat. Sun. 7, 10. St. 21st ave. SW. Hcbert W. Cizek. Paul C. McMam.s. Masses, Sat. Sun. 8, 11, St. ave., 24th NE. A. A. Sodawasser, Arthur Kleve, T. J. Kisting. Masses, Sat. p.m.; Sun. 8, 11, St. Patrick's 500 1st ave. NW. Martin Laughlin, Carl A. Hies, Maurice J. Lynch. Masses, Sat. p.m.; Sun. 8, 11. St. I'ius st., Col- lins rd. NE. Bernard G. Collins, John Fricdcrick. Masses, Sat. p.m.; Sun. 7, 9, noon, 5. St. 5th si. SE. Clarence Frana. Masses, "at. 7 p.m.; Sun. CHRISTIAN Ccdnr 52B 3rd ave. SW. Neville G. Clayton. S.S. 0. Scrv. "God Poes 3rd ave. SE. John M. Hardy. S.S. Scrv. 'Winning Isn't celridsc 727 Collins rd. Philip F.woklsen. S.S. Serv. EPISCOPAL A Ave NE. Paul "Yes" lo lln> of Gotl. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Wisconsin Synod) 2900 '12ml SI. N.'K. 3D3-5736 Traeumer. Masses, 8, 10. Chil- dren's chapel and S.S. 10. St. John's 355 ISlh st. SE. D. A. Loferski. (Communion 8.) S.S., serv. Choral Eu- charist, first Sun. St. Michael's 220 40th st. NE. Thomas C. Aycock, jr. Eucharist, 8 a.m., 6 p.m. S.S., serv, 10. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES West Congregation 1221 Center Point rd. NE. Public talk, "A Revelation To Benefit the. Congregation of Walchlower, "Why Exult in Spite of Personal Pioneer Avenue Congrega- tion 3103 Pioneer ave. SE. Public talk, "Exalted Kingdom Treads the Winepress of Watchlower, "Why Exult in Spite of Person- al LATTER DAY SAINTS Trailridge rd. SE. Bishop Paul L. Garvin. Priesthood, S.S. 10. Sacra- ment, Wed. eve. 19th st. NE. Elder James O. Loy. S.S. Serv. LUTHERAN Bethany Forest dr. SE. A. C. Hornbostel. S.S. Scrv. Concordia John- sort ave. NW. Paul A. Scheldt. S.S. Serv. 8, "Set Free to Be First (LCA) 1000 3rd ave. SE. George W. Carlson. Larry K. Fruchling, Alvon Nelson. S.S. Dr. David Hay. Serv. S.S. Dr. John Walker. Scrv. 11. the Tired, [he Poor, the- Huddled Masses Yearning To Be Eve. (i. Gloria 153 Cher- ry Hill rd. NW. Charles G. You are invited to hear EVANGELIST CLETIS LEVERETT Speaking nightly Sunday thru Thursday January 27-31 p.m. GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH 19-17 Washington Ave. SE Schultz. S.S. Serv. Communion, first Sun. of month. Good Shepherd (WELS) 2900 42nd st. NE. Gary Kirsch- ke. S.S. 9. Serv. "I Be- lieve Because It's True or Because It Holy 720 Edgewood rd. NW. Cedric J. Lofdahl. Sat. S.S. Scrv. 273li Bowling st. SW. Michael A. Last. Com- munion, first Sun. of month. Sat. eve. 6. S.S. Serv. 10. Our 3634 1st ave. NE. .F. William Hilker. Marvin L. Ehnen. S.S. Serv. 8, St. Andrew (LCA) 4420 Center Point rd. NE. James M. Lesher. S.S. Serv. "People Begin To No- St. 2100 1st ave. NE. David Frans Larson. S.S. Serv. II. Youth Sunday. St. Stephen's (ALC) Mca- dowbrook, 31st st. SE. Landis J. Olson. S.S. Serv. 1303 1st ave. SW. Richard A. Osing, Richard (Continued: Page 6, Col. 3.) GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH 1947 Washington Ave. 5.E. AM Sunday School AM Morning Service Evening Service Service PM God Is Eternal tile. The Father, The Son, and Ihc Holy Spirit had no' beginning, nor do they have an ending. God has a plan whereby you enter into and share His eternal lite right now. Psalm John SUNDAY WORSHIP-Mo and icio A.M. January 27 "C.od Created the World" (Things Hint Make Souse) sermon February 3 "God Redeemed the World" Dr. John I'. Woods sprakinj! WKSTMINSTKR 1'KKSKYTKRIAN CHURCH TIIMtl) AWI. at BKVICK Mill ST. SIC Dr. .Inhn I1. Wnnils, MiimliT Mr. (Illic Skin (bill, D.C.K, Dr. Allini Krllar, I'luiir liirirlur Mrs- llnln'il llrnwn, OrKimhl Mis. Allan II, Ki'lliir, Vnnlli Chiiir Iliiirlin
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