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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Snow: People an Alternative By Bat Peterson If a person sees only one of something, that is what he thinks i« real because that is all he sees. “Through the Successful laving program we hope to offer people an alternative to the types of reading materials available,” said John Snow, Vinton. Snow felt .strongly about becoming involved in reaching out to the community. A desire to open a Christian book store proved too expensive. Answer “After a year of searching for the answer, I met a minister who introduced me to Successful Living, Inc., a Minneapolis-based supplier of Christian literature to local dealers. “I found I could do what I wanted at a cost I could afford. “Tho purpose of the program is to reach people with Christian living reading, to give them a choice other than the smut seen in so many magazine stands.” Snow, a draftsman at Hawk Hilt Manufacturing, Vinton, irgan his part-time career in March, 1972, when he joined the Successful Living program. Snow buys the books wholesale and sells them at retail, keeping the profits. He placed his first books in a Vinton drug store in April, Church Briefs SMP**! \ v\ IXv Th* Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat., Jan. 26, 1974 Church Notes Paul's Change Gazette photo by Duane (.rock John Snow of Vinton periodically checks his Successful Living book stands to replenish book supplies. Snow said ho wants to offer people an alternative to tho general type of magazine found on the magazine racks. 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 Waterloo and several Cedar Rapids residents have bought books from him to place in churches and the Anamosa reformatory. Turnover Snow said there is an excellent turnover of books. Seven of the eight food stores reported sales in 1973 of $11,000. Snow said the average price of a book is $1.25. “Many people have stopped me to tell me how much they appreciate the hooks. One Cedar Rapids minister told me of a woman who was contemplating suicide. The minister told me that after she had read several of the books, her life was changed and she no longer regarded suicide as the answer,” Snow said. The books are nondenominational and cover a Dr. Rogers To Lead Workshop Isabel WL Rogers, professor of applied Christianity at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Va., will present a workshop for pastors, lay leaders and interested members of the community Thursday from IO a.m. to noon in room B of (Iago Memorial union, Coe college. Dr. Rogers’ topic will be “The Churches and Social Responsibility in Cedar Rapids”. * * * Peoples church will feature a program dealing with various aspects of education Sunday at IO a.m. in the Andre room. The first hour CWI) President To Speak Sunday In Center Point CENTER POINT Campbell, president - Florence of Church will feature audio-visual aids with the second hour devoted to discussion. * * * “Not With Empty Hands”, a color film dealing with the war tragedies in Cambodia, will be shown Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Wesleyan Methodist church. * * * Evangelist Forest ll. Tolvier of Chatsworth, IIL, will begin a Crusade for Christ at the Church of the Foursquare Gospel Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., challenging the church to full obedience to the great commission. Six CR. Churches Plan Open Houses As an act of celebration of the W'eek of Prayer for Christian Unity, several churches in northeast Cedar Rapids have been working together, cxtend- The Fleur de Lys club of Bethel    AME    church    will present a “Formal Evening with Christ” Sunday at 5:30 p.m. * *    * Ray    Baragary, from    the Area Special Problems Center, will speak Sunday at 6:30 p.m. to St. Mark’s United Methodist church youth group. Baragary is a rehabilitated drug user. ♦ *    * Cheryl Hunnicutt, director of Christian education at Central Park Presbyterian church, will be guest speaker at that church Sunday at 9:45 and ll a.m. * * * Evangelist Cletis Leverett of Bunker Hill, III., will speak nightly Sunday through Thursday at 7 at the Galilee Baptist church. Women United in Iowa, will be ing invitations to their eongre-guest speaker Sunday at IO a.m. Rations and to the public to v is it at the here. She will First Christian church ‘hcir f“t'i'ities, durin.K “ op™ variety cf topics such as marriage, success, leading a Christian life, managing time, hints for homemakers and child discipline by such authors as Billy Graham, Pat Boone, M. R. Carcthers and Hal Lindsey. The Successful Living series also offers greeting cards, Christian comic books, juvenile books and records. Anyone interested in contacting Snow can write him at 1213 A avenue, Vinton. CALL Ed Line Is for Adults The Cedar Hills Community Reformed church is adding a big brother to its existing Dial-a-Story program. The new program, CAL L Ed, will begin Feb. I. CALL Ed stands for Center i of Advanced Lay leaderships Education. The program features messages on marriage, personal Christian life, Christian education and in general an adult development program. People may call 363-2032 for the messages, some as long as a j half hour. The messages will be' changed each week. The first message is about marriage. The Dial-a-Story program was started by the church in December, 1972. The program offers a Ihree-minute Bible story every day by dialing 363-! 2031. The program averages about IOO phone calls a day, jsaid the Rev. Leon Aalberts, - pastor    of    the church. Germans Chuckle over llc Silid members of Hie eon-_    . c,    jgregation    volunteer their time rue! Shortage Joke l0 recor(j i^iblc stories and adult HAMBURG, Germany (UPI) messages. — The following joke is making    - (Editor’s No/e: following is one of Hie Inst religion columns writ leu by Louis ('(isseis before his deal Ii Wednesday. (I a s s e I s, .52, longtime religion editor of ULI, died of a heart al I ack al his home near Aiken, S.C.) By Louis Cusseta United Press Internatioral The Christian Church throughout the world is celebrating this week one of the most important events of its history. II occurred in the year 33 A I). A zealous young Pharisee named Haul was riding along a dusty highway between Jerusalem and Damascus. He was going to Damascus with warrants to arrest and imprison members of a new Jewish sect called Christians. 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 not have been the Messiah. Rut to Death Jesus had been ignominiously put to death by crucifixion, and Saul could not believe God would let that happen to the real Messiah. As Saul approached Damascus, according to his own subsequent account, “A light from the sky suddenly Hashed all around him.” He was so afraid that he fell to the ground. Then he heard a voice saying, “Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” 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 missionaries. To symbolize his new commitment as a faithful and utterly fearless servant of the Christ in whom he had hitherto disbelieved, he changed his name to Paul. Once he had overcome tile 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 file Bornan empire. lh* concentrated especially on the countries of Asia Minor on the eastern end of the Mediterranean, planting Christian churches wherever he went. Wrote Letters When problems or dissensions arose in one of his young churches and he was unable to go in person to resolve them, Paul wrote letters lo them. Cherished and carefully preserved by the early church, these epistles today torm more than half the text of the New Testament. Although we know much more about Saul’s beliefs than his appearance and personality, available evidence and his own writings indicate he was a short, bald headed, bowlegged man; .sensitive, proud and hottempered; 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 bettor than Paul the agony of the human condition which he once bewailed by saying: “The good I would do, I cannot do; the evil I would not do, I do.” Paul was capable of great love, magnanimity and forgiveness. But fie could also lash out at critics with sarcasm. Gn balance, Paul is not the warm personality that Jesus was. What stands out most vividly about Paul is his absolutely unswerving devotion to his late-discovered I/ml and his unshakable conviction that only through Christ could weak and sinful men like himself attain enough grace to be reasonably decent human I icings. A brilliant, man by any standard, Paul interpreted the Christian Gospel in its infancy with such persuasive lucidity that his imprint has forever remained on Christian teachings. As Dean Alexander C. Purdy of Hartford Theological seminary once said: “Paul must be reckoned as second only to his master, Jesus Christ, as a creative personality in Christianity.” Staff Gives Alternatives ST. LOUIS — Forty faculty members and a dozen staff members at Concordia seminary late Tuesday gave Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President J. A. O. Preus two alternatives for ending the shutdown of classes at the school. In a letter delivered to Dr. Preus several hours after announcing their intentions at a press conference, the faculty and staff personnel asked that the synodical president either publicly declare his agreement with the Board of Control, “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 up.” the teachers and staff declared. Same Stance The signers claim they are also condemned and suspended with Dr. Tietjen because they all take the same confessional stance. They called the charges of Dr. T i e t j e n ’ 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 missed classes. The Board of Control of Concordia seminary during its Jan. 20 to 21 meeting, suspended Tietjen, president of the school. Although a large number of charges were brought against Dr. Tietjen, the basic reasons for the suspension were malfeasance in performing the duties of the office and advocacy of false doctrine. Evidence The board reviewed evidence gathered by a floor committee at the 1973 convention. The charges deal primarily with the formal charge that Dr. Tietjen holds, defends, allows and fosters false doctrine contrary to the constitution of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Supporting evidence covers such areas as limiting the authority 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 administrative irresponsibility, intimidation, wrongful assumption of board duties and defiance of the office of the synodical president and the board for higher education. A resolution asking for the resignation andor 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 requesting 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 August, but that decision was not implemented and later was vacated to provide additional time in an effort to find an amicable solution. President Dr. Tietjen, 45, became president of the seminary in 1969, succeeding Dr. Alfred Puerbringer, who retired. Dr. Tietjen is a native of New York City and a graduate of Concordia and Union Theological seminaries. He served parishes in New Jersey before serving as editor of American Lutheran, now the Forum, in 1961 to 1966, then was named executive secretary of public relations for the Lutheran council in the U.S.A. Dr. Martin H. Scharlemann was named acting president of the seminary by the Control Board. Cedar Rapids Worship Services speak on “Release house Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. [the rounds in West Germany: Lovely Lane United Method- What is the difference between ist, St.    Michael’s Episcopal, I    a capitalist and a <Communist, for the World”    in connection    Norridge    par^ christian, Pius    Answer: The Communist has with Women’s    Day and    the    x Roman    Catholic, Hope U C C    no automobile and the capitalist Week of the I/iity.    jn Hiawatha and Kenwood Park    ^as 110 gasoline. An open house will be held for United Methodist church will her in the parsonage at 7:30 have the open houses.    >    Feed    tho Birds 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; SUf/£PALL in Neola, Thayer and F arragut. j BROOKFIELD Pipits -Believe Ii or Abt/ She has served on several state and association church committees, served as a member of the : ■ ‘tonal board of members in ('WU and was a state first vice-president before assuming the presidency in May, 1971. St. Mark’s Lutheran Hosts Mission Team A Mission '74 team from I Luther college will present wor ship services at St. Marks Lutheran church Sunday at 8:30 and ll a in. with the help of the youth of the church. Youth Sunday is traditionally| held in many P r o t e slant churches on the last Sunday in January. A youth dinner will be held at the church immediately after the second service Sunday. A “youth meet youth” program will be presented at 7:30 p m. Saturday. Philadelphia Mayor PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bi chanson Dilworth, 75, mayor of Philadelphia from 1955 until 1962, died Wednesday night of a malignant brain tumor. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 1st Ave. and 5th St. N I!. YMCA Auditorium Sunday School ID #0 \M Morn Wordhlp ll OO WI Sunday I **• 7 IMI I''I Wrd MkM 7 I# I’M Nick Crow Pastor MISSOURI, CAN Pl CK UP AND HOLD A REFLATION BASKETBALL USING ONLY HIS THUMB ANO MIDDLE F/N6ER -AT THE ' AGE OF 12 f Ta. I I™^)Nt DIN6AAN, KING OF THE ZULUS (I82A-I890) WAS CARVED FROM A SINGLE BLOCK Of WOOD Dr. Paul Crow, jr., Accepts New Position INDIANAPOLIS - Dr. Paul Crow, jr., Princeton, N. J., has accepted the presidency of the Council of Christian Unity of the Christian church, Disciples Christ, and will resign as gener al secretary of the nine denomination Consulation on Church Union. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Central — 3030 F ave. NW Ramon Booth. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. Eve. 7:30. Wed. 7:30. First — 2531 42nd st. NE. Gary A. Jenkins. SS. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. BAPTIST Borean — 5037 Center Point rd. NE. Glen V. High S.S. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Calvary — i CB A) 1203 3rd ave. SW. Harry Egner. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Edgewood — (BGC) E ave. and Edgewood rd. NW. S.S. Serv. ll. Eve. 7. Wed. merits". Eve. the Church". W( "Tile Hi. CVI Crisis of of 9:45. 7:30. First—(ABC i 1200 2nd ave. »JSE. Dr. Wayne A. Shireman. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:50. Galilee—(GARB) 1947 Washington ave. SE. Larry R. Engle. Tin* new post will mean S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:40. Eve. 7. broader responsibility in the Mon.-Thurs. eve. 7. delis Lev-world ecumenical movement for Dr. Crow, plus a seat on the general cabinet* of his own denomination and a shift from staff to the policy-making executive committee of (’(HT. Want a serviceman fast? Read today’s Classified Ads for the help you need. LAFF - A - DAY IHI BRIDGE CHAPEL WAKENER EDLAND, BUILT BY EDMUND Of LANC,LIY IM IAK WAS RESTORED AS A CHURCH IN IHT 19th CENTURY AUER HAV INA BEIN USED AS AN OFFICE. AN OLD CLOTHING STORE AND A CHEESECAKE SHOP crett. Immanuel — (S. B. C.) 1900 F ave. NW. S.S. 9 Serv. 10:15. K. L. Brock. Eve. 7:15. Wed. “Jesus Christ Everything!" Dr. Dale Cowling. Eve. 7:15. Dr. Cowling Wed. eve. 7. Mt. Zion (NBO 824 8th st. SE. LeHoy White. S S. 9:30. Serv. ll, 3.30. Wed. 7:30. New Testament ll a p I i s t— (BBF) 749 Old Marion rd. NE. John Bulse, jr. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Noelridge Park (CHA) 1147 Chiton st NE. S S. 10:15. Serv. 9. Eve. 6:30. Weil. eve. 7:30. Redemption Missionary Baptist 1014 10th ave. SE. Harmon Webb. S.S. 9:30. Serv. ll. Eve. 8. Tues. 7:30. Twin Pines Baptist (NAB) 3300 42nd st. NE. Werner Lemkc. S S. IO. Serv. ll. Eve. 7. Wed. 7:15. Valley View Baptist (BGC) 5555 Mt Vernon rd. SE Carroll Van Anda. SS. 9:30 Serv. l(i:30. "The Ten Command- < wriioLit All Saints Dalewood, 29th SE. Edmund J. Becker, James IL. Blockiinger. Masses, Sat. 5 | p.m.; Sun. 6, 7:30, 9, 10:30, noon. Immaculate C onception -859 3rd ave. SE. Wm. P. Leonard, Daniel J Koppler, Richard J. Hess. Masses,* Sat. 5:15 Sun. 6, 8, IO, noon. 5:15. St. Jude's -150 Edgewood rd. NW. John M. Gregory, Richard Ament, L a V e r n e Schueller. j Masses, Sat 5:30. Sun 7, 8:30, 10. 11:30. St. I.udmila's—211 21st ave. SW. Robert W. Cizek. Paul C. j McManus. Masses, Sat. 5:30; Sun. 6:30, 8, 9:30, ll, 12:15. St. Matthew’s 1st ave , 24th NE. A. A. Sodawasser, Arthur Kleve, T. J Histing. Masses,* Sat. 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 6:30, 8, 9:30, 11, 12:15. st. Patrick's -    500    1st ave. NW. Martin Laughlin Carl A. Hies, Maurice J. Lynch. Masses, Sat. 5:15 p.m.; Sun. 6:30. 8, 9:45, ll. 12:15. St. Pius X Council st., Colons rd. NE. Bernard G. Collins, John Friederick. Masses, Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 7, 9. 10:30, noon, 5. St. H’enceslaus—-1224 5th st SE. Clarence Frana. Masses, Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 6:30, 8:30, 10:30. < TIKIS I I AN Cedar 526 3rd ave. SW. Neville G. Clayton. S S. 9. Serv. 10:15. "God Bin's Forget”. First 840 3rd ave. SE. John M. Hardy. S.S. 9:30. Serv, 10:40. "Winning Isn't Everything”. Neelridge 727 Collins rd NE. Philip Ewoldsen, S S 10:45. Serv. 9:30. I Traeumer. Masses, 8, IO. Children’s chapel and S.S. IO. St. John’s — 355 i&th st. SE. |D. A. Loferski. (Communion 8.) S.S., serv. 10:30. Choral Eucharist. 10:30, first Sun. St. Michael's — 220 40th st. NE. Thomas C. Aycock, jr. Eucharist, 8 a.m., 6 p.m. S.S., serv, IO. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES West Congregation - 1221 Center Point rd. NE Public talk, 9:30. “A Revelation To Benefit tho Congregation of God". Watchtower, 10:30. "Why : Exult in Spite of Personal' Hardships?" Pioneer Avenue Congregation — 3103 Pioneer ave. SE. Public talk. 9:30. "Exalted; Kingdom Treads the Winepress; of God". Watchtower, 10:30. "Why Exult in Spite of Personal Hardships". LATTER DAY SAINTS Mormon 4300 Trailndge rd. SE. Bishop Paul L. Garvin. Priesthood. 8:30. S.S. IO. Sacra ment. 11:45. Wi Reorganized Elder James O. Serv. 10:30. ii. eve. 7:30. 120 19th st. NE. Loy. S S. 9:30. I Schultz. S S. 9:30. Serv. 8:30, 10:30. Communion, first Sun. of month. Good Shepherd — (WELS) 2900 42nd st. NE. Gary Kirsch-ke. S S 9 Serv. 10:15. "I Believe . . . Because Its True or Because It Works?” Holy Redeemer—(LCA) 720 Edgewood rd. NW. Cedric J. Lofdahl. Sat. 5:30. S.S. 10:30. Serv. 9:Jo. Hope—(ICA' 2736 Bowling st. SW. Michael A. Last. Communion, first Sun. of month. Sat. eve. 6. S.S. 8:45. Serv. IO. Our Savior’*—(ALC) 3634 1st ave. NE. F. William Bilker. Marvin L. Ehnen. SS. 9:15. Serv. 8, 10:30. St. Andrew - (LCA) 4420 Center Point rd. NE. James M. Lesher. S.S. 9:45. Serv. 8:30, 10:45. "People Begin To Notice". St. Mark’*—(LCA) 2100 1st ave. NE. David Frans Larson. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 8:30, ll. Youth Sunday. st. Stephen’* (ALC) Meadowbrook. 31st st. SE. Landis J. Olson. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 8:30, 10:45. Trinity—(Mo.) 1363 1st ave. SW. Richard A. Osing, Richard (Continued: Page 6, Col. 3.) Grace I PISCO!’ XL 525 A Ave NE Paul LUTHERAN Bethany (Mo.)    2202 Forest dr. SE A. C. Hornbostel, S.S 9:30. Serv. 8:15, 10:45. Concordia (Mo.)    4210    John- soft ave. NW. Paul A. Scheldt SS. 9:15. Sen 8,    10:30. "Set Free to Be Christ’s". First — (LCA) 1000 3rd ave SE. George W. Carlson. Larry K Fruehling, Alvon Nelson. S.S. 9:25. Dr David Hay. Serv. SS. 9:25. Dr. J i dr ii Walker. Serv. 8 15. ll. . the Tired, tin' Poor, tin Huddled Masses; Yearning To Be Free". Eve. 6. Gloria Dei (ALC) 153 Cherry Hill til. NW Charles G. GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH 1947 Washington Av*. S.f. 9 30 AM Sunday School IO 40 AM Morning S«rvic* 7 OO (vining $*rvit* Wed Service 7 OO PM Cod it Eternal Life. The Tether, The Sen. and the Holy Spirit had no beginning, nor do they have an anding. Cod hat a plan whereby you enter into and share Hit eternal Ida right now. Psalm 90:2; John 5:74. "It's only Daddy Church of the Foursquare Gospel, presents: Specialization Evangelism with: Evangelist F. II. Toliver, of Chatsworth, Illinois. Beginning Sunday, January 27th 10:45 AM and 7:00 PM A man of God. with a message from God: Challenging the church to full obedience In the great commis sum. Preaching Jesus Christ as Savior, Healer, Baptizer, and soon < nilling King. Services next week ut 7 'to I’ M No service Monday or Saturday Night (he public is welcome to tin* Crusade Meetings I it (.Hills, Pastor—for information phone 3W 2H41 or 3ti2 loos WH) Isl Avenue S.W. Cedar Rapids__ GOOD NEWS BAPTIST CHURCH 311-5th SI. S.E.-Y.W.C.A. Sunday School IO All Corning Worship 11 AM Evening Worship 7 PM Wednesday Bible Study and Prayar 7 PU at members' homes For further information Call 365-3334 I (lith is saying ") cs" ta the l.orc of (ani. Good Shepherd Clinician ( lunch I VY i scons i ii Synod) 2900 12nd St. YE. rn ma You are invited to hear EVANGELIST CLETIS LEVERETT Speaking nightly Sunday thru Thursday January 27-31 7:00 p.m. GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH 1947 Washington Ave. SE SENDAV WOlESHIP-^30 and 11:00 AM. January 27 “God Created the World” ( Things that Make Sense) sermon February 3 “God Redeemed the World” sermon Dr. John IV Woods speaking WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH THIRD AVK at BIA I R & lith ST. SE Dr John I' Woods, Minister    Mr    Ollie skunl.ihl, I) C K, Dr. Allan D Krllar, Clour Director Mrs Robert I). Brown. Organist Mis Allan I) hcllar, Youth Chou Duet lot ;

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