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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - April 23, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Al Bennington Banner saturday april 23, 1963 communication is two Way affair speaker and listener each contribute Bennington area Church events by lolis Cassels United press International ifs a rare churchgoer who does t occasionally feel a close kinship with Eutychus. Eutychus you May recall was a greek youth who won a place in the Bible acts 20 7-12 by falling asleep and tumbling from a Balcony during a Long winded Sermon by the apostle Paul. Eutychus might never have achieved red faced immortality had he been Able to read a newly published paperback entitled Quot a listeners guide to preaching Abingdon press. The author the Rev. Or. William d. Thompson is professionally engaged in teaching preachers How to preach. He is associate professor of homiletics at Eastern Baptist theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In the line of duty or. Thompson listens to at least six practice sermons a week. No one needs to Tell him that preachers sometimes have very Little to say and that they often take an inordinately Long time to say it. Listener must work but communication is a two Way affair. If it is to succeed some Effort must be put Forth by the listener As Well As by the speaker. Or. Thompson contends there is no Sermon so Dull that the Man in the Pew can to get something out of it of he accepts his own responsibility for Quot careful creative the first step toward creative listening he says is to Clear your mind of certain widespread misconceptions about what a Sermon is supposed to be. A Sermon is not primarily intended to be a commentary on current events a biblical lecture or a lesson in Christian living. It May include any or All of those elements but they Are secondary to its Basic purpose which is to proclaim the word of god that has been expressed in Jesus Christ. Church workshops planned at Windsor and Manchester Swanton a mrs. Dwight j. Dwynell of Reading mass., will be resource Leader for the five area workshops to be conducted in the next two weeks by the Vermont Fellowship of women of the United Church of Christ. Mrs. Dwynell a mount Holyoke graduate has been president of the Massachusetts Fellowship of congregational Christian women and vice president Othena tonal Fellowship of congregational women. She is a member of the newly created Structure committee of the United Church of Christ and also of that denomination s Board of directors for Mofid ministries. She is much interested in work with students from other countries. Mrs. Robert Kynoch of Montpelier will preside at the sessions and also conduct a workshop for local presidents. Three Burlington women mrs. Edward treat the Rev. Alice Watson and mrs. Malcolm Davis will Lead a period of Bible study. M is. Laurence Howe also of Burlington will open each session with worship and conduct a workshop on spiritual life. Other study groups and their leaders will be mrs. Richard James of Weybridge program mrs. Ernest Farrington of Burlington stewardship mrs. Al win Bentley of Hoosick Falls ., missionary education miss Gladys Lodge of Dorset social action mrs. Ben Roberts of Starksboro Reading list mrs. Pauline Cole of Quechee religious education mrs. Charles Shraison of Morrisville material Aid. The workshops will open at 9 . And close at 3 45 . Coffee and dessert will be served at noon by the Host Church. Sessions in the Southern part of the state will be held on May 2 at Windsor and on May 3 at Manchester. Quot unless you confront the living Christ in the Sermon and reorder your life because you sense his claim on you a says or. Thompson Quot you have simply heard some Good advice from a Nice True preaching is not a Man talking about god but an event in which god reveals himself through the operation of his holy spirit in the heart of the listener no less than in the Wores of the speaker. Even of you recognize All of this however you May find your attention wandering and your eyes glazing Over during a Long Sermon. It May help you to know that your vulnerability to distraction is partly the result of the fact that the human mind is capable of absorbing information aurally about three times As fast As anyone can speak intelligibly. Few people can speak faster than 200 words a minute but Many have Quot listening speeds As High As 600 or 700 words a minute. Pick main theme instead of trying to slow your thinking to the Pace of the speakers voice or Thompson suggests using the Quot spare time to reflect on the Content of the Sermon. One useful technique is to concentrate on trying to pinpoint and express in one sentence of your own the main idea which you think free convert ii Jurn. Sunday at Williams Williamstown mass. A sunday afternoon at 3, the department of music and the College Chapel will present a collegium musicus in Thompson memorial Chapel of Williams College. No tickets Are necessary no admission is charged and the Public is cordially invited. The principal work to be performed will be Wolfgang amadeus Mozart a Quot missa brevis in a Flat major Tkv. 275&Quot in its original scoring for four soloists chorus and orchestra. The preacher is trying to get across. Then you can outline in your mind his or supporting arguments As they unfold. Or you can anticipate what his next Point will be. If the main idea of the Sermon does no to seem to have any immediate relevance to your own life or. Thompson suggests listen for something else it May be a verse of scripture an illustration a line of poetry or just a random phrase of the Sermon that does hit Home. If you listen closely there la nearly always be something to Chew on even in the worst Sermon. In applying the insights of a Sermon to Concrete situations however remember what Jesus said about getting the Plank out of your own Eye before trying to remove the splinter from your friends Eye. Quot to discern correctly and with insight the things god wants to say to the Man in the next Pew or to the Church across town does no to count As creative listening a says or. Thompson. Quot it is you god is trying to get through first Baptist Church 8 30 and la . A worship service with Sermon a the Christian approach to grief Quot by the Rev. H. Glenn Payne music under direction of Paul Williams choir director and mrs. Williams organist. Her selections will be a be merciful to me o god Quot by Bach a Valley of peace Quot by Overholt and a Marche jubilant Quot by thy Gerson. In addition to a selection by the senior choir the director will sing a love be the lord Quot by Handel. 9 30 . A Church school with extra session for grades 1-3 continuing until close of morning worship. Care for pre school children will be available during both services. 6 . A Junior and senior by meet at Church. 8 . A Board of deacons and Deaconesses meet at Home of Deacon Lester Nichols. Monday a 7 30 . A Board of trustees meets at the Church. Wednesday a 4 . A Junior choir rehearsal at Church. 7 30 . A adult study group meets with mrs. Hammond 337 South St. Library committee meets at Church. Thursday a 7 30 . A senior choir rehearsal at Church. Friday and saturday a Vermont Baptist state convention meets at memorial Baptist Church in Middlebury. Bishop s fund drive opens in Hoosick Falls Church first methodist Church 9 45 . A worship service in Sanctuary with Sermon by the for. William Abernethy pastel of the North Bennington United Church of Christ. Nursery care for infants through age 3 is provided in the Church parlor. Workers Are Joan Manross and Joyce Mcdonald. Church school classes for three year Olds through Grade 8 meet at masonic Temple 504 main St. La . A senior High Church school class meets at masonic Temple. 5 . A Junior my meets at masonic Temple. Discussion Leader Philip Boodakian refreshments Mary Merrill and James Crowe. 6 30 . A senior my meets at masonic Temple. There will be reports on new York trip and my convocation. Tuesday a 12 15 . A time for prayer group meets at Home of mrs. Alice White 136 Park St. Wednesday a 7 . A Bennington United Council of Church women interfaith meeting at St. Peter s episcopal Church. 7 30 . A special committee meets to review god and country candidates at Church. Thursday a 7 30 .�?choir rehearsal at Church. Planning meeting for clergy and laity for a Council on Church Union Quot at second congregational Church. Saturday a to . A Cherub choir rehearsal. 10 45 . A Chapel choir rehearsal. To . I . A Circle v sponsors rummage Sale in Church parlor. Unitarian universalist no meeting this sunday of Una Hoosick Falls A the Bishop s development fund of 19-66 of the Albany Catholic diocese will begin in the immaculate Conception Parish May i and continue through May 8 or until everyone in the Parish has been contacted. The theme of this years drive is Quot join hands to hands to share in the work to be a final meeting prior to the opening of the drive will be held by the arrangement committee on thursday april 28 at 7 30 . In the Parish Hall. All committee members Are expected to attend. The Rev. Charles a. Bauman Osa pastor has assigned the Rev. Alfred e. Ellis Osa to head the local Campaign. He will be assisted by James f. Mcguire As general chairman and miss Ann Brazen executive Secretary. 11111 of a to it i a i it by visits John Jenuskevice will serve As District chairman for the first Ward assisted by captains Ann Houghton Mary Donahue Frank Davock and Charles Frazier. District chairman for the second Ward is James Cusack who will be assisted by captains Raleigh Tatro William Grennan and Albert Way thus. District chairman for the third Ward is Frank Leary with captains Harry Crayon Harry Landry and William Murphy. J. Frank Kennedy is District chairman for the fourth Ward with captains Shirley Hebert Edward Baker and Jerry Deluca. Ralph Hoffman and Richard Powers or. Are co chairman for the country areas and Joseph Buckley is chairman for special gifts. Secretaries for the various wards Are Shirley Fitzpatrick first Ward miss Anita Brazen second Ward miss Nancy Driscoll third Ward mrs. Peg Shi land fourth Ward and miss Bernice Brazen country. Miss Carol Bissonette will serve As typist. A Large Host of committee workers Are being assigned to the various districts so that it is expected no one will have an excessive amount of work to their Job. Chairmen will name workers and assignments at the general meeting thursday evening. 66 who s Gonna know of Quot photo by Marold Halma since the beginning of time men have excused their shortcomings and shortcuts by saying Quot who a Gonna know Quot is that Alibi More common today some people think so. You see it in everything from the citizen who cheats on income tax to the Public official getting a pay off. You see it in men who Lack Pride in workmanship and find no Joy in excellence. In Young people. Yes and in their parents too. There Are few of us indeed who Arentt guilty of taking these ethical shortcuts. But the temptation to say Quot who a Gonna know a diminishes directly in proportion to the real strength of our religious Faith. Your Church or synagogue is where you build and strengthen your Faith a and convictions. Worship this week and put your Faith to work. W i religion a Rich a tartan Fellowship. First Church of Christ scientist 124 Hillside St. 9 . A the Bible Speaks to you on Watn. La . A lessons Sermon service sunday school. 7 30 . A wednesday service Reading room open from 2 30 to 4 30 . Wednesday and saturday. The necessity for continuing spiritual growth to realize eternal life is a Central theme of this sunday s service at All christain science churches. Subject of the Bible lesson is Quot probation after the Golden text is from James Quot let patience have her perfect work that be May be perfect and entire wanting readings to be presented along with the Bible include these lines from the Christian science textbook Quot science and health with key to the scriptures Quot by Mary Baker Eddy Quot individuals Are consistent who watching and praying can a run and not be weary. Walk and not faint who gain Good rapidly and hold their position or attain slowly and yield not to discouragement. God requires perfection but not until the Battle Between spirit and flesh is fought and the Victory first methodist Church Shaftsbury 10 45 . A divine worship with the Rev. Frederick b. Wolfe of St. Peter s episcopal Church preaching. Senior choir under direction of Eleanor j. Lawrence will sing a Crown him lord of All Quot by Robert thy Gerson. Nursery open to preschool children. Parents and pupils Are reminded that members of the sunday school will remain in the Sanctuary throughout the service and will meet for half an hour in their respective classrooms following the worship service. The one exception is kindergarten which will leave during the last stanza of the children s hymn. 6 30 . A senior my meets in Church social room. Tuesday a 6 30 . A Junior my meets with or. And mrs. Eugene Kosche. Thursday a 7 . A senior choir rehearsal. Missionary Alliance 9 45 . A Bible school with classes for All Ages from Nursery through and including adults la . A worship service. The Rev. Richard Lenehan will minister. Nursery is provided for children under three years of age. 7 30 . A evening worship service conducted by pastor Lenehan. The study of the Tabernacle in the wilderness will be continued illustrated by a wire Model of the Tabernacle. Tuesday a 7 30 .�?meeting of Bible school teachers and officers in Church. Wednesday �?7 30 . Midweek service of prayer and Bible study in Church. Pastor Lenehan will continue instruction on Quot How to conduct a neighbourhood Bible Friday a 7 .�?Junior Alliance youth Fellowship for youth 8-12 meets in Church under leadership of mrs. Miriam Chase and mrs. Dorothy Harrington. Senior Alliance youth Fellowship for Young people 13 through senior teens meets in Church with miss Margaret Hill and Scott Neville As leaders. Saturday a 8 30 . A cars leave Church for Greenfield mass., for a youth sports rally. Sunday May i�?7 .�?the sound color film Quot Viet Nam profile Quot produced by world vision will be shown. This 80-minute documentary takes the viewer throughout War torn Viet Nam portraying Quot the drama of god at work in the midst of War a second congregational red swivel chair regular $167.50 Sale 99 reversible poly Dacron cushions Tuini Uii in coir Tiati Atkins and Gould jewellers select a mothers ring methodist Church Sandgate 8 30 . A worship service with the Rev. Granville Greenwold preaching. Old first Church old Bennington 9 30 . A sunday school in barn on Monument Circle. La . A morning worship with the Rev. Arthur r. Melius chaplain of Green Mountain College delivering message. Mrs. Harold Mccuen soloist Harold Macdonald organist. Advance notice annual ladies Aid luncheon meeting wednesday May la at i . Annual Church meeting will be held at barn thursday May 12, at 8 . Think a a first for one Stop banking service for Industry business arid the individual North Bennington Manchester member Federal Deposit insurance corporation first National a ask of pfc Orth a Dennington Jyh 9 30 . A worship service. The Rev. Angus Macdonald of the Shaftsbury methodist Church will be guest preacher. Church school classes for 3-year-Olds through Grade 8. La . A worship service. Nursery provided at both services. 7 30 . A Vermont in Mississippi vim discussions for youth and adults. Monday a 7 00 . A casual club. Wednesday a 7 . A interfaith dessert meeting at St. Peter s Church. 7 30 . A study group. St. Peter s episcopal 7 30 . A holy communion. 9 15 . A Parish eucharist with the Rev. Thomas d. Steffen pastor of second congregational Church As guest preacher and discussion Leader on Quot consultation on Church Union Quot at Coffee hour following service. 11 15 a morning prayer with the Rev. Or. Steffen As guest preacher. Nursery care for children under four provided for 9 15 and la . Services. 6 30 . A second supper meeting for Grade 8 and senior High Young people in Parish Hall with showing and discussion of a film. Monday a 9 45 . A feast of St. Mark holy communion in Chapel. 4 . A Junior confirmation class resumes meetings. Wednesday a 3 30 . A Junior choir rehearsal. Thursday a 7 30 . A senior choir rehearsal. Evening Guild meets to prepare for Spring rummage Sale. Saturday a 8 . A family variety night featuring Folk singing by the Rev. Herbert a Sanderson jr., assistant Rector mrs. Sanderson and members of the Parish. Vermont soldiers Home 8 45 . A Sermon by the chaplain the reverend w. Earle Forman on Quot does god know your name first Church of god to .�?morning worship Sermon Quality Homes la . A Church school. Classes for All Ages Kinder Garden through adult. 7 30 . A report and discussion on vim at the second congregational Church. Guest speakers will be miss Patricia Prandini Bennington College student and Warren Buckler of the Bennington Banner staff. Beth have been visitors of the project in Jackson Mississippi. Chairman of the meeting will be the Rev. Or. Lawrence Larrowe. The very Rev. Msgr. John a. Lynch will make some remarks and David Schriver a Bennington College student will provide music. An offering for vim will be taken. Wednesday�?7 00 .�?meeting of the women a interfaith group at St. Peters Parish House. Viet Nam to be topic at Fellowship rally Burlington a Quot Why Christian concern with Viet Nam Quot will be the topic of discussion for the annual Vermont Pilgrim Fellowship All state rally to be held at the Braintree Randolph Union High school gymnasium on sunday from 3 to 7 . This annual rally brings High school youth from churches of the Vermont conference of the United Church of Christ to a program and service of Christian witness Challenge and Fellowship. In recent years there has been increasing interest in this All state meeting and the schedule this year promises to continue the tradition of Stimus i rating rallies by directing Christian consciences to the tragic conflict in Viet Nam. The afternoon s program will begin with the showing of a Brief saved #1,119.30 Wreford England up a experts gave City officials a $1,120 appraisal for repair of a local Church clock. Because the Cost was so High villagers undertook the project themselves and repaired the clock at a Cost of 70 cents. Of Anson Walbridge prices. Plainly marked prominently displayed. We Welcome Public interest in what constitutes the a a average service and what a a extras might be expected. Member by invitation Bennington National selected morticians e Stab i shed 188 4 Arlington film giving objective facts and background to current . Involvement in Viet Nam followed by the presentation of diverse Points of View concerning our government s official policy in Viet Nam by three pan Eliks including Lee Moore of the so Elal science department of Vermont College Ana or. Naruis Schultz of the history department of the University of Vermont. The program will continue with the keynote address an informal Quot sack supper Quot and a Hootenanny led by the Rev. John e. Nutting of Hyde Park and miss Deborah Moore of saxons River concluding with a service of worship conducted by the youth from the Host churches in Randolph and Randolph Center. Other participants in the Day s activities will be miss Pamela Ainsworth of Rochester outgoing president of the Vermont Pilgrim Fellowship Cabinet Brian Congo of East Corinth miss Betsy Mcphetres of Randolph Center Jon Riddel of Barre Jeffrey pulling of Rutland incoming president of the Cabinet and the Rev. Malcolm h. Davis jr., itinerant Campus minister of the Vermont conference of the United Church of Christ. New Secretary new York up a or. Henry j. Whiting of Montclair n.j., has stepped into the newly created Post of Secretary of social welfare with the Board of so Elal ministry of the lutheran Church of America. According to or. Harold Haas executive Secretary of the Board of social ministry Quot the major thrust of the new position will be study writing and consultation in the Basic health and welfare issues of our Whiting a pastor of the american lutheran Church has been associate director of the commission on social welfare of the National Council of churches for the past three years

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