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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Lutheran Unity Shaken By Doctrinal Difference Church Briefs The Cedar Rapid* Gazette: Rat, August 3, 1974    3 By Du vie! K. Anderson UPI Ballaton Writer The theological divisions in ♦he 2.7 million member Lu-t h e r a n church (Missouri Synod) are spilling over to the denomination’s sister Lutheran Churches and could pose aerioui problems for the fragile Unity (that now exists among American Lutherans. That spillage became clear at the recent convention of the Lutheran Church in America — the nation’s largest (3 million members) and most liberal Lutheran communion. Delegates to the convention adopted a resolution expressing regret at “all official cf-forts to legislate adherence” to documents other than the Bible which “serve to fence Ciod’s Word and fracture Cod’s people.” The resolution was a direct slap at the present conservative administration of the Missouri Synod which has pressed for — and received by slim convention votes — a requirement that doctrinal statements approved by conventions are binding on all members of the church. Heresy Charges The conservatives in Missouri, headed by the synod president, Dr. J. A. 0. Preus, have used that resolution to press heresy charges against the one-time president of its prestigious Concordia seminary and several of the seminary staff. The result has been a wide doctrinal and theological split in the generally conservative denomination with the ouster of a majority of the seminary professors, establishment of a “seminary in exile,” a major split in the church’s mission staff and, finally, the organization of the moderate minori ty into “Evangelical Lutherans Mission (ELIM).” Missouri and the IX.’A, along with the middle-of-the-road American Lutheran Church, form the Lutheran Council in the USA (l/JUSA), primary vehicle of inter Lutheran cooperation and unity in the United States. Proponents of Lutheran unity among all three churches have expressed concern about what the impact of the internal Missouri struggle means for the future of Lutheran cooperation, and the action by the I/?A convention, clearly siding with the moderates, strengthened that con cern. Chain Broken The movement openly to align the church with the out-of-power moderates came, according to one observer, when it was announced that Preus would not be present for the ceremonial and traditional greeting to the delegates, thus rupturing a chain of presidential appearances by heads of “sister churches” reaching back mere than a decade. The delegates, after an abortive plan to disinvite Preus or his substitute, then pushed for an invitation for equal time for a representative of ELIM. They followed up that invitation — and appearance by the ELI M’s president, the Rev. Samuel J. Roth of St. I/mis — with passage of a resolution called “a statement of concern” in which the dele-gates expressed solidarity with “our Lutheran sisters and brothers everywhere who will join in an evangelical testimony that God's Word shall not be bound.” Slim Majority Roth, in his statement to the convention, said those in volved in ELIM were resisting “with considerable passion what we see as an attempt to hind our consciences with formulations of doctrine, or even exegetical judgments, adopted at huge conventions by a slim majority vote.” The present leadership of Missouri, which openly acknowledges that relations between the two churches “have not always been as one would wish them to be,” Is not likely to take the LOA action happily. • It could mean an increased withdrawal on the part of Missouri from such structures as I/’USA and a heightened reluctance to participate in inter-Lutheran mission programs until its internal battle between conservatives and moderates is finally resolved. Mr. Hasvold To Decorah DECORAH - The Rev. Paul Hasvold of Cambridge, Wis., will be installed as pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran church here Aug. 18. He will succeed the Rev. David Berg, who has accepted a pastorate in Atlantic. Pastor Hasvold is presently serving at the East Koshkonong Lutheran church in Cambridge. A 1955 graduate of Luther college, he earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan a year later. Pastor Hasvold received a bachelor of divinity degree from Luther semininary in 1960 and attended Oxford university from 11960 to 1963. He taught one year at Luther while attending seminary and was on the faculty of the University of Kansas from 1963 to 1967. lie has been at East Koshkonong since. Songs, Shows Mark Sunday Activities A concert by evangelist and recording artist Jim Bohi will he given at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of the    Nazareth. ♦    *    * The Interdenominational church has scheduled the Gospel film “The Return” .Sunday at 7 p.m. *    *    * Jchovyh's Witnesses circuit overseer R. P. Lovinger will give a slide show and speech at 9:30 a m. .Sunday at Kingdom Hall. Topic of the presentation will be “Our Troubled Times”. *    *    * Guest speaker, the Rev. Ralph B. Colton, will give a sermon entitled “Some Facts About Our Religion” at 9 and 10:30 a m. Sunday at the Cal-vin-Sinclair United Presby terian church. *    * * Tile annual picnic of t he Cedar Valley Bible church will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ellis park pavilion. ♦    * * Sunday night at 7 the movie “A Thief in the Night” will he shown at the Free Methodist church, Toddville. 'Hie film is about the prophecy of the *ec-ond coming of Christ. *    *    * The Alleluia chorus will present the entire service at 10:15 Sunday at the Cedar Christian I church. *    *    * August church services on KCRG Radio will be broadcast from the Westminster Presbyterian church. Dr. John Woods is the* pastor. *    *    * David-Rees Thomas from Springfield, Mo., will speak Sunday night at 7 at the First Assembly of God church. Missionary Glen Kendall will speak at the Noelridge Park Baptist church Sunday at 6:30 pm. * *    * The annual First Covenant church mother-daughter banquet will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the church social hall. ♦    *    * Chaplain Russell Striffler of St. Luke’s hospital will he the guest pastor at St. Mark’s United Methodist church Sunday at 9 a.m. Credit Card Pays Tuition CLEVELAND (AP) — St. Justin Martyr Catholic church in suburban Eastlake is let-j ting parishioners charge tuition to the parochial school on J BankAmericards, and the church is considering use of credit caids for Sunday donations. The church pastor, the Rev. Victor M. Lambur, said Thursday he doesn’t know how many of the L900 fami-I lies in the parish are using ; credit cards to pay the $125 yearly tuition. He said he has asked the parish council to study use of credit Cards for Sunday collections, which he said would I be conducted by ’mail. 20 YEARS AGO - Hilton I Hotels Corporation announced it was buying control of the LStatler chain in “the largest transaction in the history of the hotel industry.” 30 YEARS AGO — Chairman Harry S Truman resigned from the senate war investigating committee. —UPI T*l#photo Although the times may be troubled, this group of Amish travelers in Ohio on a sunny afternoon would seem to be at peace with the world. Archbishop Sheen Set For Lecture DUBUQUE Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, titular archbishop of Newport, Wales, and retired bishop of Rochester, N.Y., will give a public lecture Sop 9 at I/)ras college. The free talk will be held in the college fieldhouse at 7:30 p.m. Archbishop Sheen has long been a noted educator, lecturer, clergyman, author and radio-television personality. He received an honorary doctor of letters from Loras in 1963. Sisters To Be Honored Sunday Additional Church News on Page 8 The Sisters of Mercy of Cedar Rapids Sunday will honor 14 1 sisters who are celebrating 25, 50 and 60 years’ service as members of the order. A I p.m. liturgy is scheduled in Sacred Heart chapel, with a: reception to follow from 2 to 4 pm. Those being honored are: For 60 years service — Sisters Mary Loretto Taylor and Mary Chrysostom Reardon. Fifty years -— Sisters Mary Laurentia Barron, Mary Thoma-sine Cashman, Mary Mildred Trzil, Mary Grace Metz and Mary Teresita Gorman. Twenty-five years — Sisters Mary Maurice Schulte, Mary Denis Carr, Rosemary Jew'd!, Patricia Daly, Gladys Ann Daly and Teresa Donovan. Dr. Reuben Tjaden Keeps Church Post Dr. Reuben Tjaden, 1946 Bever avenue SE, was recently re-elected by the general council of the synod of lakes and prairies as a mission staff representative to the Presbyteries of northeast and southeast Iowa. The synod includes the states of Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota. Dr. Tjaden was first elected to the position in 1961. His office will remain in Cedar Rapids. Came in a Dream He Got a Calling by God LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -toy Peden, jr., often has to itand on a box when he reaches from a pulpit, and ie is always chaperoned when ie preaches at night. He is inly ll. Roy joined t h e Baptist hurch when he was 5 years lid. Now, six years later, he s preaching, teaching Bible •lasses and spreading the Christian message. He was licensed as an issociate minister last Sep-ember by Louisville’s King Solomon Baptist church, which s affiliated with the Southern baptist Convention. Since he s licensed but not ordained, ie cannot administer sacra-nents. ‘Came in Dream’ “I got a calling by God md then I accepted it,” Roy xplained. He said it came in i dream: “We were watching TV, and i strange hail began to fall, md I was in heaven with Peer and Paul and Jesus. “They called for Gabriel, or Gabriel and his horn. And I aid. ‘Be gentle with them iown there.’ And he said ‘Why thou Id I be gentle with them? [’hey aren't doing what I said o do. And you,’ he said to me, vhy aren’t you doing my will?’ “And that’s when I knew I lad my calling to be a minis er ” Ready To Serve To become an associate ninister, he declared his call-ig and delivered a sermon in the basis of the sermon, wing Solomon church decided e was ready to serve as a reacher. Now Roy is frequently Hilted to other churches in .ouisville and throughout Ken-jcky. His father takes the *mily on excursions to hear toy preach. Announcing the opening of the Grace Christian School 440 South 15th Street Marion, Iowa 52302 Accelerated Christian Education School, Grades 2-8 Administrator, Don R. Martin For Information: Phone: 377-5032 or 377-6466 ASSEMBLY OF GOU Central — 3030 F ave. NW. Ramon Booth. S S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. Eve. 7:30. Wed. 7:30. Firat — 2531 42nd at. NE. Gary A Jenkins. SS. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. J1-Year-Old Minister Roy' and his mother, Mrs. Roy A Pcden, a deaconess, teach a class at a local church in “Christian Benevolence”. His four brothers and sisters are also involved with the church, ushering and singing in the choir Despite his work in the church, Roy finds time to be a boy as well. “I’m a natural child,” he said. “I go out and ride my bike and play football and basketball just like everyone.” BAPTIST Borean — 5037 Center Point rd. NE. Glen V. High. S.S. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Calvary—(CBA) 1203 3rd ave. SW. Harry R. Egner, Wayne Peterson. S.S. 9. Serv. 10:15. Eve. 7. Edgewood — (BGC) E ave. and Edgewood rd. NW. Roger T. Goodson. S S. 9:45. Serv ll. Eve. 7. Wed. 7:30. First—(ABC) 1200 2nd ave. SE. Dr. Wayne A. Shireman. S.S. 9. Serv. IO. Galilee—(GARB) 1947 Washington ave. SE. Larry R. Engle. S S. 9:30. Serv. 10:40. Eve. 7. Immanuel — (S.B.C.) 1900 F ave. NW. William R. Riley. S.S. I 9. Serv. 10:15. “Confronting the World". Eve. 7:15. “The Final Doxology". Wed. eve. 7. MI. Zion—(NBG) 824 8th st. SE. LeRoy White. SS. 9:30. Serv. ll, 3.30. Wed. 7:30. New Testament Baptist— (BBF) 749 Old Marion rd. NE. John Hulse, jr. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Noelridge Park—(CBA) 1147 Clifton ave. NE. Bruce W. Young. S.S. 10:30. Serv. 9 Glenn Kendall. Eve. 6:30. Wed. 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 Lemke. S S. IO. Serv. ll. Eve. 7. Wed. 7:15. \ alley View Baptist (BGC) 5555 Mt Vernon rd. SE. Carroll Van Anda, Dave Pastor. SS. 9:15. Serv. 10:30. CATHOLIC All .Saints - Dalewood, 29th SE Edmund J. Becker, James L. Blocklinger. Masses. Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 6, 7:30, 9, 10:30, noon. Immaculate Conception 859 3rd ave. SE. Wm. P. Leonard. Daniel J. Keppler, Richard J Hess. Masses. Sat. 5:15 Sun. 6, 8, IO, noon, 5:15. St. Jude’a—150 Edgewood rd. NW. John M. Gregory, Richard Ament, Laverne Schueller Masses, Sat. 5:30. Sun. 6:30, 8. 9:30, ll. St. Ludmila’s—211 21st ave. SW. Robert W. Cizek, Paul C. 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. Kilting. Masses, Sat. 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 6:30, 8, 9:30, ll, 12:15. St. Patrick's — 500 1st ave. NW. Martin Laughlin, Carl A. Ries, Maurice J. Lynch. Masses, Sat. 5:15 p.m.; Sun. 6:30, 8, 9:45, ll, 12:15. St. Plus X—Council st., Collins rd. NE. Bernard G. Collins, John Friederlck. Masses. Sat. 7:30 pm.; Sun. 7, 9,    10:30, noon, 5. St. Wenresiaus—1224 5th st. J SE. Clarence Frana. Masses,! Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 6:30, 8:30, 10:30. CHRISTIAN Cedar — 526 3rd ave. SW. Neville G. Clayton. S S. 9. Serv. 10:15. “Alleluia Chorus". First — 840 3rd ave. SE. Dr. Wayne Hensley. Serv. 9. “Created in Christ”. I N'eelridee — 727 Collins rd. NE. Philip Ewoldsen. Serv. 9:30. Choral serv. and S S. IO. charist, 8 a.m., 6 p.m. JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Cedar Valley-South Congregation — 1221 Center Point rd. NE. Public talk, 1:30. Watchtower, 2:30. McCloud Springs-North Congregation — 1221 Center Point rd. NE. Public talk, 9:30. Watchtower, 10:30. Pioneer Avenue Congregation — 3103 Pioneer ave. SE. Public talk, 9:30. Watchtower, 10:30. Eu- I Holy Redeemer—(LCA) 720 Edgewood rd. NW. Cedric J. Lofdahl. S.S. 10:30. Serv. 9:30. I Sat 5:30 p.m. Hope— < LCA > 273C Bowling st SW. Michael A. l^ast. Com-jrnunion and serv. IO. Sat. eve. j6 p.m. Our Savior’s—(ALC) 3634 1st ave. NE. F. William Hilker. Marvin L. Ehnen. Serv. 9. Wed. I eve. 7:15. St. Andrew — (LCA) 4420 I Center Point rd NE. James M. ! Leshcr. S.S. 10:10. Serv. 9. Mon. eve. Serv. 8. ave. SW Charles R. Mehaffey. S.S., serv. 9, ll. - (United) L. Neil SS. 9:45. Serv. LATTER HAY SAINTS Mormon—4300 Trailridge rd. SE. Bishop Paul L. Garvin. Priesthood, 8:30. S S. IO. Sacrament, 11:15. Wed. eve. 7:30. Reorganized 120 19th st. NE Elder James O. Loy. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. LUTHERAN Bethany (Mo.)—2202 Forest dr. SE. A. C. Hornbostel. S.S. I 9:30. Serv. 8:15, 10:45. Bertram Townsend. 10:30. Bethel—(AME) 512 6th st. SE. George Moore. S S. 8. Serv. 9:30. Buffalo — (United) Blair* Ferry rd NE. Wilbert R. Tru- sheim. S S. 10:15. Serv. 9. Faith — (United) 1000 30th st. NE. Wilbert R. Trusheim. Serv. 10:30. .. ,,    m    Free—800 G ave. NW. Wayne St. Mark a—(LCA) 2100 1st Ryan. S.S. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. eve. 7:30. Hillside Wesleyan Church — 2600 1st ave NW. Richard _.    .Ernst.    S.S.    9:45. Serv. 10:50. St. stephen a — (ALC) Mea- Eve. 7. Wed. eve. 7:15. ave. NE. DaYid Frans Larson, (Gordon Lundberg. S.S. 9:30. Communion and serv. 8:30, ll. “The Summer Ho-Hum”. EPISCOPAL Grace—525 A Ave. NE. Paul Traeumer. Masses, 8, IO. Children’s chapel and S.S. IO. Eve. 7. St. John’* — 355 16th st. SE. D. A. Loferski. (Communion 8.) SS., serv. 10:30. Choral Eucharist, 10:30, firit Sun. St. Michael’* — 220 40th st. NE. Thomas C. Aycock, jr. Concordia (Mo.)—4210 Johnson ave. NW. Paul A. Seheidt. | S.S. 9:15. Serv. 8. 10:30. "Walking and Jumping and Praising God”. Allan Page. First — (LCA) 1000 3rd ave SE. George W. Carlson. Alvon I Nelson. S.S. 9:25. Serv. 8:15, ll.j Gloria Dei—(ALC) 153 Cherry Hill rd. NW Charles G. Schultz. Serv. 9:30. Commun-i ion, first Sun. of month. Good Shepherd — (WELS) 2900 42nd st. NE. Gary Kirsch-ke. Communion and serv. 9 j "An Introduction Which Socks la Conclusion”. idowbrook, 31st st. SE. Landis J. Olson. S.S, serv. 9. Trinity—(Mo.) 1363 1st ave. SW Richard A. Osing, Richard L. Thompson. S S. 9:15. Serv. 8. 10:30. "A Matter of Priority". Sat. eve. 6. Word of God—Deaf — (Mo.) 1363 1st ave. SW. Allan C. Page. Second and fourth Sun. of month, serv. 9:15. Zion — (Mo.) Highway 150, Hiawatha. Larry Brelje. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 8:15, 10:45. METHODIST Asbury — I United) 351 Kenwood—(United) 302 33rd st. NE. Clifton W. Ellerbeck, Tom Mattson. Serv. 9. “The Art of Pearl Making". Lovely Lane—(United) 42nd and Wenig rd. NF, Don F. Maple. S.S. 9:15. Serv. 10:30. "The Secret Is This”. Salem — (United) 225 First ave. SW. Paul Pfaltzgraff. S.S. 9. Serv. IO. Sharon — (United) 831 18th ave. SW. Everett K. Burhim. S.S. 9, Serv. IO. St. James—(United) 1430 El- 26th' (Continued: Page 8, Col. 7.) You are invited to hear DAVID-REES THOMAS PASTOR/CHARISMATIC LEADER from Springfield, Missouri THIS SUNDAY EVENING AT 7:00 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 2531 42nd Street NE    Phone    393-6353 BIBLES CHRISTIAN BOOKS MUSIC A RECORDS SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES at the New CEDAR BOOK STORE 3519 let. Av*. SE Cedar Rapid* 3*6-7119 GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH 1947 Washington Ava. S.E. 9; 30 AM Sunday School 10 49 AM Morning Service 7:00 Evening Service Wed. Service 7:00 PM ' But there were fake prophet* olio among the people, even at there shall be fake teacher* omong you, who secretly shall bring in destructive heresies, even denying the lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." II Peter 21. Be certain you ore listening to the truth,    • GOOD NEWS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry Crague The Bible is filled with inspiration and guidance .. vivid examples of protection and comfort through understanding God You can find answer* to your needs with the special help of weekly Bible Lesson* in the Christian Science Quarterly. Buy your own copy of the Quarterly, or study the Bible Lesson, in our public Reading Room Ground Moor IF Tower Suite tot on 2nd Avenue First Church of Christ, Scientist—1242 2nd Ate. SF Cedar Rapids OUR STAND ★ Fundamental ★ Bible Believing ★ Soul Winning ★ Independent SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Church 10:45 A M. Evening Service 7:00 P.M. Tuesday Service 7:30 P.M. ton Flint: rnwsronr tno\ r '*■    ■    e Meeting in the YWCA on 31N 5th Street S F. I CHRISTIAN IN STRANGE THIES Sermons by Dr. John P. Woods Aud. 4—“A Christian anil Polities” Aud. 11—“A Christian anil His Social Lilt*'’ Aud-18—"A Christian and Labor' Aud. 25—"A I hristian iii an Uncertain World'’ Services al 8:00-9:30-11:00 A.M. Rebroadcast on KCRG at 4:00 p m. each Sunday WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH THIRD AVE. AT HEVER & I Uh ST SE Dr. John P. Woods, Minister Mr. Ollie Skurdahl, D.C.E. Mrs. Robert I). Brown, Organist Dr. Allan I). Foliar, Choir Director Mrs. Allan I). Foliar, Youth Choir Director M