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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa One-of-a-Kind Program The chaplain interns meet daily with patients in the hospital as part of their training. The Rev. John Fahr, left, spent some time with the Rev. Charles Sommers while he was in the hospital. Below, the Rev. Russell Striffler, left, goes over some lesson material with the Rev. Leon Bolen and the Rev. David Tuiring. Gazette Photos bv Tom Merrvman Church Briefs Ecumenical Service Set Churches United is sponsoring an “Experience of Unity” ecumenical service Sunday at 3 p.m. at All Saints Catholic church. The theme of the service is “We Need To Come Together”. through March 3 at the First Pentecostal church. Services will begin each evening at 7 with the exception of Feb. 25 when no services will be held. * * * For the fourth consecutive The service will not have any of year the Dubuque Archdiocesan the traditional preaching or of- — fering but will include musical! Ti p nn l\ Klrtinc i/rminc &*rinturn readmit and a I \JUI o IVO* groups, Scripture reading and a candle-lighting service. * * * The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Rill Riedel will present revival services beginning 5 Oth Anniversary ANAMOSA—St. Paul’s Lutheran church will celebrate its 50th Tuesday anniversary of organization Saturday and Sunday with a special banquet and worship service. The banquet will be held at /c Hnnnrvri Monticello Youth center Sat- East Iowan Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a Week of Prayer for the Legislators of Iowa. The Week of Prayer begins Sunday. ♦ * * Faith Incorporated, a singing group of Noelridge Park Raptist church, will present a program at 7 p.m. Sunday at Valley View- Raptist church. * * * Carol Wilson, a missionary to France under TEAM, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday at First Covenant church. * * * The Concordia college band, St. Paul, Minn., will participate in a special worship service at Trinity Lutheran church March 2 at 6 p.m. lurday at 6 p.m. for all members DES MOINES (AP) - An ;,n( i friends of the congregation.j UjI\c\Ap Wpclpuan Eastern Iowa minister was onc |Af "' r banquet a Program of "1115108 HOSieytfH , , . , . singing, introduction of former of seven Iowans recognized by, pastors and guests and a dis _ the Iowa board of Christian| p] a y of Confirmation pictures Rural Overseas Program wi „ ^ pre6ented> (CROP) for leadership in a ^ ev j ames sicfkes of campaign to stop hunger around Minneapolis, a former pastor at the world. . St. Paul’s, will be the guest The seven, cited for theirjs^^pp f or j^e two worship per-work with CROP, are Paul Gra-| vices Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m. von, Newton; the Rev. Dick; 7^ church was organized as Harberts, Postville; Mrs. Ken- a congregation on Aug. 29, 1923, neth Harris, Atlantic; Nelson«with the Rev. Werner Fritschel Nicuwenhuis, Hospers; the Rev. as the first resident pastor in leyan Sunday schools, Dr. O. Robert Rotgcrs, Fort Madison;(March, 1924. Dale Emery of Marion, Ind., will the Rev. John Saxton, Prim j A small frame chapel was I speak on the subject, “The ghar, and the Rev. Richard built in 1924 and it was used as Twentieth Century Imperatives Wenger, Wayland. a worship filter until 1931 when for the Twentieth Century Con state CROP Director Maxi the Powers court building wasigregation”. Cumin said Iowa volunteers last purchased. pc Emery, an interdenomina- Sets Dedication Of Education Unit The Hillside Wesleyan church will dedicate an educational unit in the name of the pastors who organized the church, the Rev Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Hubby, dur ing services at 10:45 a m. Sun day. The general secretary of Wes- year raised $200,561 through The church underwent exten-hynger walks, cash contribu- sive remodeling in 1954, a new tions and blanket, crop and live- parsonage was built in 1958 and stock donations. a new educational unit in 1965. OUT OUR WAY by Neg Cochran PIPE POWM, BLABBERMOUTH/ tmevre My ARMS, AIS/T THEY 7/ v I'LL 6ET VOU FOR heroes ark made-dot bord tional leader, has held the positions of district superintendent and general secretary of Wesleyan Youth before being elected to direct the ministry of the Sunday (schools for the Wesleyan denomination. The congregation purchased a new home tor the parsonage family at HO Thirty-first street NW and the old parsonage unit on the church grounds was converted into an educational unit last October. The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ernst, will hold an open house at the parsonage from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Church Sets Goal To Double Membership The Rev. Sieg Roeske announced the Cedar Rapids Seventh Day Adventist church has set a goal of doubling its membership in 1974. He said the members have made a good-sized contribution of their time for such projects as local welfare work, 20(1 hours, aud special church programs. Ry Pat Peterson “The c h a p I a i n internship program at St. Luke’s and Mercy hospitals is the only joint Roman Catholic Protestant chaplain training program in the U. S. I know of,” said St. I,uke’s (Chaplain Russell C. Striffler. The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program, started in June, 1971, by Chaplain Striffler, has attracted 28 students of eight faiths from nine states and two foreign countries. The present class of interns has four students, the Rev. Louis Gustilo, Brooklyn, N. Additional Church Newt on Page 6 Y., born in the Philippines and trained in the U. S.; the Rev. Ix;on Rolen, Lebanon, Ore.; the Rev. Charles Sommers, Winfield, and the Rev. John Fahr, a minister from Waterloo suffering from multiple sclerosis. Direction The four are under the direction of Chaplain Striffler and the Rev. David Tuiring, associate chaplain at St. Luke’s. The CPE program in Cedar Rapids is one of over 200 across the country, but Chaplain Striffler said it is the only one he knows of teaching clergy of different faiths and working jointly in a Roman Catholic and Methodist hospital. Mercy hospital joined the program this year and pays a portion of the cost. Previous-1 y, the chaplain interns worked only in St. Luke’s. Use Teaching Three of the current interns, Father Gustilo, Pastor Bolen and Pastor Sommers, are on leaves from their congregations. Pastor Fahr is a recent graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. lA)uis. Father Gustilo plans to use Ministerial Assembly Set By Witnesses Veterans Memorial coliseum is the Kite of a ministerial convention of 2,000 Jehovah’s Wit-1 his training in a teaching situation when he returns to the Philippines in September. Pastor Bolen plans to leave the parish ministry and enter the chaplaincy. Pastor Fahr plans to make the chaplaincy his career working with geriatric patients. Pastor Sommers was ill and unable to be present for the interview. Program Chaplain Striffler said the program began in response to demands from various institutions and seminaries. Currently, most denominations do not require CPE training for ordination, but do offer courses during a student’s training. During the year-long program, the students attend classes, work in various wards of the two hospitals and have church-related functions in the hospitals, such as Father Gustilo’s weekly Wednesday evening mass. Pastor Bolen said the chap-1 a i n intern’s day usually begins with pre-surgery calls followed by visiting patients in assigned areas of the hospital. They also respond to emergency situations where a patient or family needs a minister. Following work in the hospital, the chaplain r'jrns hear lectures in the afternoon from Chaplain Striffler and other people from the community such as social workers, surgeons, emergency room staff and those working with drug and alcohol abuse. Confession Pastor Tuiring said confession is a basic part of the chaplain’s job. He said the chaplain represents a neutral, non-threatening type of person and can sometimes talk to a person better than the person’s own minister. The patient knows what he tells the chaplain goes no further, since it is unlikely he will ever see the chaplain again. Pastor Tuiring said the chaplain also hears a lot of anger; at the staff for something it did or did not do; at God for putting him in the hospital, or at the family for something that may or may not be related to the illness. Chaplain Striffler told the story of a visit to a patient: “I walked into the room and before I had a chance tell the man who I was, he started nesises from Iowa and Illinois cursing about the hospital and today and Sunday. Steve Konjevich, the Witnesses’ district supervisor from Brooklyn, N. Y., will deliver the address Sunday at 2 p.m. en the staff. When he finished. I told him who I was and he was very embarrassed. Relationship “After talking to him, we titled "Be Confident of Divine developed a very good rela- tionship. I learned his way of Victory”. Assembly activities begin Sunday at 1:55 p.m. with song and prayer followed by the main: address. At 2:55 p m. there will be singing followed by a summary of “The Watchtower”, by, R. A. Ross. At 3:30 p.m. C. E. Willard will speak on “Loyalty showing his fear for the surgery was through his tirade against the hospital.” Chaplain Striffler said people are not as selective about the denomination of the minister serving them as they used to be. in the Time of the End”. Eon-1 “Very few people reject a jevich will speak again at 4 p.rn visit by the chaplain. Even on “Are You Ready for Life in those who say they have no God’s New Order?” The assem-j bly closes at 4:30 p.m. with song and prayer. Konjevich will speak Sunday i at 9:15 a m. on “Dedication and Baptism” prior to a total immersion baptism at the YWCA pool for about 75 persons. GOOD NEWS BAPTIST CHURCH ll IM St S.E.-».W.C.l Sunday School IO AM Morning Worship 11 AM Evening Worship I PM Wodnosday Bibl# Study and Prayor PM at mombors’ homos For further information Call 365-3334 VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM ! CEDAR RAPIDS FRIDAY, MAR. I—8:00 P.M. GOSPEL SING THE DOWNINGS from Nathvlllo, T•nn»u«« THE JIMMY PEARCE TRIO from Littlm Rock, Arkantat ADULTS S3.OO ADVANCi — $3.30 AT DOOR CHILDRIN 12 A UNDER $1.00 ADVANCE — $1.30 AT DOOR ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALI AT—-RICORD SHOP LINDAL! PLAZA AND MUSIC DIPT. WOOLWORTH'} DOWNTOWN. —TOR MAIL ORDERS SEND TO RECORD SHOP, IOU LINDALE PLAZA CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA 32402 AND ENCLOSE STAMPED SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 1st Ave. and 5th St. N.E. YMCA Auditorium Sunday School IO no WI Morn Worship 11 OO \M .Sunday Fir. 7 IHI PM Wed. Night 7:JE PM Nick (’row--Pastor I 974 Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL WORK SHOPS to be held in February and March. Call for detail*. CEDAR BOOK STORE 3319 Ut Ava. SE** Cedar Rapids 366-7189 Dr. Braaten To Address Conference MT. VERNON — A conference on “The Theology and Ethics of access to the patient and the the Kingdom of God” will be problem is more open in a sponsored for ministers and lay- change of pace. The human problems are not very different in the hospital compared with those outside, but THE REV. LOUIS GUSTILO object of the CPE program is to teach relationships and humanity to the interns. “Our main job is reaching people Even though we may not save them in the old sense of the word, we feel we have done something to help them if we can give them an opportunity to clear their consciences. Failure “Unlike doctors, we do not feel we have failed when a patient dies, we feel we have failed only when we are unable to reach the person and give him the help and understanding he may need,” he said. Pastor Tuiring said the hospital chaplain in no way competes with the local minister, but acts as a supportive service to him, making calls when he is unable to and referring people to him who wish to talk to him. Pastor Bolen said it was a great relief to get away from budgets, Sunday school pro-grams and administrtive duties after serving as a parish minister 17 years. Satisfying “It is very satisfying to work with the people, a nice hospital situation.” Pastor Fahr said the most difficult aspect of his work is working with families and patients in the rehabilitation and extended care facilities. He said the most difficult part is getting people to accept the situation and make the best of it. “In those situations, my illness is a great advantage on my part. I can show empathy and the patient can accept it because in some ways we are both in the same shoes. “I came into this program to increase mv knowledge so men by the Cornell college religion department Monday on the Cornell campus. Dr. Carl E. Braaten, professor I of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology in I Chicago, will be the featured I speaker. Dr. Braaten will lecture on “The Theology of the Kingdom of God” at 10:30 a.m. and “The Ethics of the Kingdom of God” at 1:15 p.m. Three Cedar Rapids ministers and a Cornell professor will ! comment on the lectures. The Rev. George Carlson of First Lutheran church and the Rev. I can help others like others .John Shew of First Presbyterian helped me when I had to deal ! church will respond to the morn-with multiple sclerosis. I know ing lecture. what the worries are like and I know what I needed at that time. I would like to be able to help people with their worries and given them support while they adjust to their situations.” Communication Father Gustilo said the hardest thing for him is to work with the residents of Mercy’s Hallmar, residential unit for geriatric patients. The hard part he said is communication with people who cannot speak. “It is rewarding to be able to minister to a patient even if he cannot tell you what he needs. You learn to communicate through the eyes and through touch. “One woman was very ill and I did not think she was going to make it. She was unable to communicate to me but I sensed she wanted something. I laid my hands on her head and said a prayer. When I was done I saw tears coming from her eyes. “The many frustrations of our job are overcome by the daily work we do. We know we are always needed by someone.” Dr. David Weddle of Cornel! and the Rev. Charles Mehaffey of Asbury United Methodist church will be the afternoon respondents. Dr. Braaten, 45, a native of I St. Paul, Minn., received his schooling at St. Olaf college, Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Harvard university, and the Universities of Paris, Heidelberg and Oxford. Dr. Braaten has published several books and articles and is past editor of “Dialog: A Journal of Theology”. Conference registration begins at IO a m. in the Cornell commons and there is no charge for the lecture series. Peace Christian Sets Rededication Service Peace Christian Reformed church will hold a rededication service, marking the first anniversary of the church at 6600 C avenue NE, Sunday beginning with the 10.45 a m. wortJiip service. The program will continue with a concert Sunday at 6:30 p.m. by the Linn-Mar concert choir. Roof Raising Gazette Photo by John Mclvor religious affiliation are glad a chaplain stops to see them,” he said. Chaplain Striffler said the f lf was a real roof raising Thursday at the Toddville Free Methodist church. The roof and the north wall of the old church were removed from the structure to make way for remodeling and additions to the church. GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH 1947 Waihmgton Ave. S E. 9 30 AM Sunday School IO 40 AM Morning Service 700 Evening Service Wed. Service 700 PM An individual will never be happy until he ii lubmitted to God-ordained authority. This meani recognizing human freedom (th# authority ii self making response ble dectiioni); marriage (huibond ii the authority); rh# family (parenti are the authority), and nationalnm (law ii the authority), Then Chriit'i nuthority mult ae overall. Coming To Cedar Rapids! IN CONCERT! Bill Gaither Trio \ and Henry & Hazel Slaughter ^#4 Saturday, March 16 7:30 P.M. Veterans Memorial Auditorium COME—HEAR—“Th® King Is Coming’’-“He Touched Me’’ — "Because He Lives" — PLUS many others that will bless and thrill your S'- heart! Come Be With Us and “LET S JUST PRAISE THE LORD!” VHI All Seats Reserved $3.00 and $3.50 Advance (50c more at door) TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT THESE LOCATIONS: • CEDAR BOOK STORE • THE CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE • Waterloo 3519 I st Ave. SE. 366 7 I 8V 529 4th Ave. SE. 363 8697 CEDAR BOOKSTORE Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids 61 4 Sycamore, 234 771 5 MAIL ORDIRS FROM: Clarence Phairai, P.O. Bon, Alenandria, Indiana 46001 DON'T MISS THIS GREAT NIGHT—PLAN TU COME ‘AN EXPERIENCE OF UNITY 1 WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER All Saints Church Mf. Vernon Rd. and 29th St. SE Sunday, February 17 3:00 PM SPONSORED BY CHURCHES UNITED Chaplain Twining^ fedar Rapid* J Gazette: Sat., Feb. 16. 1974
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