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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Simplified The Cedar Rapids Sat.. Nov. 30. 1971 Goal Is To Reach Hliterate C.R. Worship Services By David E. UPI Religion Writer Advent, which begins this year with (lie first Sunday in December, Ls traditionally within the churches a lime of preparing for Ihe festival cele- brations of ChriHlmas and Epiphany. So, too, with the American Bible society, which is deep Into a project of preparing the Bible fur Ihe Illiterate and the barely literate. "Literacy said the Ilcv. John D. Erlckson, the society's executive secre- tary, "has been extremely successful in the past few dec- ades." But often, he said up to 50 percent of the new readers in LAKE LOTOWANA, Mo. (UPf) Whether the congrega- tion got the point of the sermon or not, it produced a profit of for the Lake Lolawana United Methodist church. The Rev. David Finestead, 30, said he's uncertain if the experiment had the right effect on the church members who participated. Pastor Finestead put of his savings in the collec- tion plate and told his congregation to help themselves as a demonstration of the parable of the talents. Parable The parable concerns a master who gave money to throe servants while he was away to do with what they chose. Two returned a profit for the master, but the third buried his "talents" and received a stern reprimand when the master returned. Pastor Finestead said Hie purpose was to demonstrate the parable's message about using God's grace given to each person. Regardless, the parishioners left the church Sept. 15 and earned the profit with bake sales, community dinners, lawn mowing, music lessons and other activities. Heaping Sunday, the day of accounting, the collection plates were heaped with "Some people thought the parable was about money." Pastor Finestead said. "But it was about how we should're- spond and dedicate our talents to the Lord. "The emphasis of the parable is accountability. H shows what people should do when they encounter something that is given to them." the world return to illiteracy because they have nothing to read. The aim of the society's program, which officials esti- mate will cost some million, Is to produce and dis- tribute some 725 million Good News scripture literacy selec- tions in more than 200 lan- guages. Matthew's Version In the English version for new readers, the birth of Je- sus, from the second chapter 'of Matthew, reads like this: Jesus was born in of Bethlehem, In tho land of Judea, While Herod was king. Soon afterward some men who studied the stars came from the East to Jerusalem. They asked, "Where is the baby Who will become the King of the Jews? We saw his star When it came up in the East. We have come to worship Him Luke's Version In the version of the birth of Jesus in the book of Luke, the story is told like this: She was pregnant, And while they were in Bethlehem, The time came for her to have her baby. She gave birth to her first son, Wrapped him in cloths And laid him in a feed box in a barn, For there was no room in an inn Where they could stay. According to society offi- cials, not only is the simple language designed to assist new readers, but the arrange- ment of tho story Into "sense lines" with the emphasis and stresses developed through Indenting ulso playing a key role in helping the new reader loam. Tho program is designed around a series of 30 publica- tions which start now readers with simple' words and then move them through five read- ing levels of more complex material. The first level is barely above the primer level of basic literacy training, while the fifth level is near the .common language level of much available reading mat- ter, such as newspapers. Jewish people around the world will begin the eight-day celebration of Chanukah on Dee. 8. Tho celebration IB marked by kindling lights on each eve- ning of the holy day with an additional light added every evening of Chanukah. Chanukah celebrates the victory of the Jewish people over the enemy in 165 B.C. As a result of the victory, the Jewish people were able to worship freely again. They reded- icatcd the Temple in Jerusalem to the service of God. From this event the name of the celebration, Chanukah, is derived which means dedication. The lights kindled on the holy days symbolize the victory of man's enlightened spirit over evil and ignorance. Temple Judah will hold Its annual Chanukah celebration Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. The program will include kindling of the holy day by the religious school children, singing and dinner. Rabbi Israel Zoberman wishes the people of Cedar Rap- ids, in the name of the Jewish community, the blessings of peace and happiness. He said. "May we all be renewed in spirit and together strive for a better world." ASSEMBLY OF OOD Control 3030 F avo. NW. Ramon Booth. SS 9-.30. Sorv. Eve. Wed. ove. flrif 2531 42nd St. NE. Cory A. Jenlclni. SS Serv. 10-45 Eve 7. Wed. eve. 7. BAPTIST Berean 5037 Center Point rd NE. Glen V. High. SS Serv. 10 Evo. 7. Calvary (CBA) 1203 3rd avo. SW. Harry (i. Egnor, Polerson SS Serv. Eve. 7 Wed ove. 7. Edgewood (BGC) E avo. ond Edgowood rd. NW. Roger T. Goodson SS Serv. Evo. 7 cvo, 7-.30. Flrsf 1200 2nd ove. SE. Dr. Wayne A. Sbiromon. SS Serv. Oallloe (GARB) 1947 Wash- inglon ovo. SE. Lorry li. Englo. SS 9i30. Serv. Eve. 7. Wod eve 7. Good Mows (I8C) YWCA, 318 5th it. SE. Terry Craguo. SS Sorv. "What Is A Imrtianuel (SBC] 1900 F ove. NW. William R. Riley. SS 9. Sorv. Evo. Wed. eve. 7. Mh Zlon (NBC) 824 8th si. SE. LoRoy While. SS Sorv New Testament (BBF) 749 Old Marion rd, NE. Robert McGraw. SS Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. eve. 7. Noelrldgo Park (CBA) 1 147 Clifton ave. NE. Bruce W. Young, SS Serv. 9. Eve. Wed. eve. Redemption Missionary 1014 I Oth avc. SE. Harmon Webb. SS Serv. II. Eve. 8. Tues ovo Twin Pines (NAB) 3300 42nd it. NE. Werner lomke. SS 10. Serv. 11. Evo. 7. Wod. eve. 7-.30. Valley View (BGC) 5555 Ml. Vernon rd. SE. Carroll Van Anda. SS Serv. "The Purpose of Advent-1. To Destroy Ihe Works of tile Sunday marks the begin- ning of Advent when Christian churches begin preparations for the observance nf (he birth of Christ. The following churches have Cedar Christian Cedar Christian church will hold Youth Sunday during its regular Sunday worship serv- ice. Central Park Presbyterian A congregational potluck supper is scheduled Thursday at p.m. in the Fellowship hall of Central Park Presby- terian church. answer questions following the presentation. Galilee Baptist Foursquare Gospel The Rev. and Mrs. Paul Clark, missionaries to Israel, will speak Sunday at 1 p.m. at Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Pastor Clark will show slides of Israel and the work he has done and will Dr. Robert Sumner, an evangelist from Brownsburg, Ind., will hold meetings at the Galilee Baptist church for one Robert Surnner week -beginning Sunday. He will speak Sunday and Dec. 8 at 10-40 a.m. and p.m. and each evening at p.m. Dr. Sumner is director of GALILEE BAITISTCIIliRCH 1947 Washington Ave. S.E. AM Sunday School AM Morning Service Evening Service Wed. Service PM Proverbs states: "The lips of the wise disperse knowledge." From the pulpit of o church, this consists of exposition of the Word of God. Anything less foils to meet God's requirement. Biblical Evangelism and edi- tor of "The Biblical Evangel- a monthly publication. Interdenomin 'tl The film, "The showing how dabbling with any form of the occult leads to a form of Satan worship, will be shown Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Interdenominational church. The Rev. Keith Kensinger has accepted a call to become campus pastor with the United Christian Ministries at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, effective Nov. 15. He has served as pastor of Bethlehem United Presbyteri- an church here since 1969. In 1971. he assumed duties in the Frankville Community and Rossville Presbyterian churches in addition to the Bethlehem church. Broadcast During tho month nf December, the church broad- casts scheduled at 4 p.m. each Sunday on KCRG radio will originate from St. Michael's Episcopal church. The Rev. Thomas Aycock, jr., is pastor. United Methodist "A Thief in the a film shot on location in Iowa on the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, will be shown at Ihe Springvllle United Methodist church Sunday at and p.m. sponsored, by the Sprlng- ville and Prairie Chapel youth groups. planned special Advent serv- ices: Bethany Lutheran church will hold Advent services at 7: 30 p.m. each Wednesday dur- ing December. Each service will include Communion and a coffee following the service. Christ Church United Presbyterian will hold its annual candlelight service Sunday at p.m. The even- ing begins with a sandwich supper in the Fellowship hall followed by the service in the Sanctuary. First Baptist church and Church of the Brethren will hold a family Advent celebra- tion Sunday tit 4 p.m. First Presbyterian church will hold an Advent festival Sunday at a.m. There will be no Sunday school or regu- lar worship service this week. St. Plus X Catholic church will host an ecumenical Ad- vent service Sunday at p.m. The combined choirs of Ihe sponsoring congregations will lead the service in music and liturgy. Participating with SI. Pius X are St. Andrew Lu- theran, Hope United Church of Christ, Kenwood Park and Lovely Lane United Methodist, St. Michael's Episcopal, and Noelridgc Park Christian churches. Want Ad office open 8-5 daily. Unit noun Sat. 7. "Is the Bibb Wod. ovo. 7. CATHOUC AH _ 720 29th st. SE. Edmund J. Bockor, James I. Bloeklin- gor, Paul Orting. Massos: Sal 5, Sun. 6, 9, noon. Immaculate Conception 859 3rd avo. SE. Wrn. P. Leonard, John Casoy, Richard J. Hess. Masses, Sot. Sun. 6, IS, 10, noon, St. Jude'i 150 Edgowood rd. NW. John M. Gregory, Richard Amcnl, John Trip. Masses: Sat. 5 30- Sun 7 10, Ludmlla't 21] 21st ave SW. Roborl W. Cizok, Paul C. McManui. Massos: Sal. Sun 8, II, St. Matthew's 1st ave., 24th NE. A. A. Sodowasser, Arthur Kleve, T. J. Kisting. Masses, Sat. 5 30- Sun 8, 11, St. Patrick1! 500 1st ave. NW. Martin taughlin, Car! A. Ries, Joseph Schneider. Massos: Sal. 5; Sun. 8, 1 I, St. Plus X Council si, Collins rd. NE. Bernard G. Collins, John Friederick. Massos, Sat. eve. Sun. 7, 9, noon, 5. St. Wonceslaui 1 224 5th st. SE. Clarence Frana. Masses: Sat. eve. 7; Sun. CHRISTIAN Cedar 526 3rd ave. SW. Ne- ville G. SS 9. Serv. 10il5. "Youth First 840 3rd ave. SE. SS Sorv. Dr. Joseph McCobe. Noelridge 727 Collins rd. NE. Philip E. Ewoldsen. SS Serv "It Could Happen To EPISCOPAL Grace 525 A ave. NE. Paul Troeumer. Masses: Sat. 6; Sun. 8, 10. Children's chapel and SS 10. St. John's 355 19lh si. SE. D. A. toferski. SS. Communion 8. Sorv. Choral Eucharist serv firsl Sun. of month. St. Michael's 220 40th st. NE. Thomas C. Aycock, jr. Choral serv. and SS 10. Eucharist serv. 8. Eve. 6. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Cedar Valley-South Con- gregation 1221 Cunler Point rd. NE. Public talk, Wakhtowor, McCloud Springs-North Con- gregation 1221 Center Point rd NE. Public talk, Watchtowcr Pioneer Avenue Congrega- tion 3103 Pioneer avo. SE. Public talk, Wotchtower, LATTER DAY SAINTS Mormon 4300 Trailridgo rd. SE. Bishop Paul L. Garvln. Priesthood, SS 10. Sacrament, Wed eve. Reorganized 120 19th si. NE. Elder James toy. SS Serv. LUTHERAN Bethany (Mo.) 2202 Forest dr. SE. A.C. Hornbostol. SS Serv. Concordla (Mo.) 4210 John- son ave. NW. Poul A. Scheldt. SS Serv. 8, "A Message of First (LCA) 1000 3rd avo. SE. George W. Carlson, Dennis W. Wright SS Serv. 11. "I Want to Be BEAUTIFUL SELECTION CHRISTMAS CARDS! Scripture texl. Assorted or all alike. Over 70 styles lo choose from. CEDAR 3519 First Ave. S.E. Cedar Rapids 366-7189 IF IkKLBKVIi I don't understand why our parents make us go Id church. I really think it turns the child further away from God. If thoy hncl their own ehnice, they probably would Some kids really hate chureli because their parents put threats on them. God doesn't want people Ibat don't want Him. He but religion here for a reason, and He doesn't wunl the reason nol wanted. God doesn't want us at church if we don't want lo be there. God gave you a choice to love Him. Can you Rive your child a cboicc to love Him or rvjert Him? The Younj; Peoples Class at First Christian Chureli. "EXPECT A MIRACLE" .IACK SCOTT. FULL TIME EVANGELIST WHO HAS CONDUCTED HUNDREDS OF CRUSADES and SCOTT KILLINGSWORTH, RECORD- ING ARTIST AND FORMER MINISTER OF1 MUSIC, (BOTH FROM SPRINGFIELD. MISSOURI.) WILL HE AT IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 1900 "F" AVE N.W. DEC. 1-8 PM JACK SCOTT S( OTT Til WEEKEND SPECIAL V SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, P.M. Church Of Tho Foursquare Presents: Rev. Mrs. Paul Clark, Missionaries to Israel Showing ilidel Rov. Clark hat taken in liraol. Bringing up to doto of ond about liroel. Rov. Clnrk will open tho mooting with a quatlion and answftr period. Sunday A.M. Ttio Hour of A.M., Communion. Crusader Houi-6iOO P.M., 4 groups meeting. WED. P.M. Midweek Hour of Power and Deeper life CHURCH OF THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL N609 FIRST AVE. S.W. LEE GRIFFIS, PASTOR WHERE CHRIST IS EXALTED AND SALVATION IS MADE PLAIN A Color Film _ twr, si December The Occult" PM It has ull lire Truth, but none ol Iho pornosraphy and lowdncss which "The Exorcist" the movie Hint had such a popular shuwinK recently in Ihe theatres of our big cities. The Interdenominational Church 3rd St. Slh Avc. SW ATTEND GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH THIS SUNDAY Sunday School A.M. Morning Service A.M. Evening Service P.M. Wed. Service P.M. Independent 440 So. 15lti St. Home.of Grace Chrislian School Grace Gospel 1 Hour Sal. AM KTOF Free Bus Transportation Phone 377-5032 Fundamental Morion, Iowa DON'T MISS OUR TERRIFIC CHRISTMAS SALE NELSON PICTURE 4 BIBLE STORY BOOK 5.95 STRONGS EXHAUSTIVE IZ CONCORDANCE Reg. 16.95 GLOW-IN-THE-DARK MINI-PLAQUES OTHER SPECIALS UP TO Yz OFF EOKC NAME IMPRINTING ON ANY PKGC CAMBRIDGE BIBLE IN VALUE WEEKDAYS' TO" SAT. BOOK STORE "Vour Heodquorfers for Items'' "WE'RE THE CHRISTMAS SPECIALISTS" ,363-8697 529 4TH AVE. S.I Blessings on all who reverence ond trust in the Lord cm oil who obey Him! Their reword shall bo prosperity 8 Happiness. Your Wile shall be con tented in your home. And look ol all those children! There they sit around the Dinner Table os Vigorous S Healthy os Young Olive Tiecs. That'Is God's reward to Ihose who reverem S trust Him. May Ihe Lord continually Bless you with Heaven's Blessings os well as Human Joys. May you live lo enjoy yout grandchildren! And may Cod Bless Israel. Psolm 128-living Bible Dennis Burricr BYERS AND HAPPEL Gloria Del (AtC) 153 Cherry Hill rd. NW. Charles G. Schulli SS Serv. Communion, Is! Sun. of month. Good Shepherd (WEIS) 2900 42nd si. NE. Gory Klrschko. SS 9. Communion and serv. "There'll Be Some Changes Made" Holy Redeemer (LCA) 720 Edgowood rd. NW. Cedric J. loldahl SS Sorv. Sat. Hope (LCA) 2736 Bowling st. SW. Michael A. Last. Communion 1st Sun. of month. Sat. ove. 6. SS Serv. Our Savior's (ALC) 3634 Isl ovo. NE. F. William Hilkec, Morvin L. Elmen. SS Sorv. 8, St. Andrew (ICA) 4420 Center Point rd. NE. James M. Leshor. SS Serv. "Time to Get St. Mark's (LCA) 2100 ls> avc. NE. Dovid Frons Larson, Gordon Lundberg. SS Communion and sorv. II. "The Hidden Incen- St. Stephen's (ALC) Mea. dowbrook and 31st st. SE. Londis J. Olson. SS Serv. Trinity (Mo.) 1363 1st ave. SW. Richard A. Oslng, Richard L. Thompson. SS Serv. 8, "Preparing Ourselves for Sai. eve. 6. Word of God-Deaf (Mo.) 1515 29th st. NE. Allon C. Page. SS Serv. 11. Zlon (Mo.) Highway 150, Hiawatha. Larry Brelje. SS 9-30 Serv METHODIST Asbury (United) 351 26th ave. SW. Charles R. Mehoffey. SS 10 Serv. 9, 11. Bertram (United) L. Neil Townsend. SS Serv. Bethel 512 6th st. SE. George Moore. SS Serv. 1 1. Buffalo (United) Blairs Ferry rd. NE. Wilbert R. Trusheim. SS Serv. 9. Faith (United) 1000 30lh si NE. Wilbert R. Trusheim. SS 9-15 Serv. Free 800 G ave. NW. Wayne Ryan. SS Serv. Eve. 7 Wed. eve. Hillside Wejleyan 2600 1 :t ave. NW. Richard Ernst, icm Slack- lord. SS Serv. Eve. 7: Wed. eve. Kenwood Park (United) 302 33rd st. NE. Clifton W. Ellnrbeck, Tom Mattson. SS 10. Serv. 9, 11 "Body Lovely Lane (United) 42nd ond Wenlg rd. NE. Don F. Maple. SS Serv. "Time to Stop Rest- ing" Salem 225 1st ave. SW. Poul Pfoltjgraff. SS 9. Serv. 10. Sharon (United) 831 18th ove. SW. Everett K. Burham. SS 9. Serv. 10. St. James (United) 1430 Ellis blvd. NW. Stephen R. Root. SS Serv. 10. St. Mark's (United) 4700 Johnson ove, NW. Lee Roy Collins. SS Serv. 11. "The Spirit of Expecta- St. Paul's (United) 1340 3rd avo. SE. Arnold Denlon Eric- son, Warren Webb. SS II. Communion, Serv. Time of Shueyvllle (Uniled) Rl. 2. (Continued: Page 6, Col.4.) FAMILY in Person FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 3113 First SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 TWO concerts A.M. Reverend Hardy J. Powers, Pastor You are invited to hear Special Music SINGING EARTIL FAMILY Don R. Martin, Pastor 440 South Fifteenth Street, MARION 377-5032   

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