Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Altenbernds Accept Assignment
Gazette Photo by Duane Crock
When the deacons of Trinity Lutheran church, Cedar Rapids, met to discuss priority needs for the congregation, one item discussed was aid for the elderly, people with heart or respiratory ailments and the handicapped to negotiate the steps that lead to the nave of the church. The deacons decided to buy and install a Stair-Glide at the west entrance of the church. Pictured are Mr. and Mrs. Martin Possehl, 2402 Tenth avenue SW, with the Stair-Glide.
MUSCATINE (AIV) David and Ploy Altcnbemd have been home from Africa only about six months but soon they will be packing their hags again for a return trip to the “dark continent.”
The Altenbernds have accepted a three-year assignment with the Presbyterian Church, USA in Zaire. The couple will be missionaries initially assigned to a hospital at Mbugi Mayi in the nation’s Katanga Province.
Zaire, formerly known as the Belgian Congo, is located in Central Africa between the Central African Ilepublie and Sudan on the north and Angola and Zambia on the south. The country has a very small portion of territory on the Atlantic seacoast.
Altenbernd’s 15 years as a building contractor in Muscatine will be put to good use in Zaire. He explained that he will be project supervisor for a 160-bed hospital under construction. The couple will leave Muscatine in August.
The Altenbernds finished two years of service in the Peace Corps in December. They were assigned to schools in KLsumu, Kenya. He taught woodworking and drawing and Mrs. Altenbernd taught English.
They view their next three years with mixed emotions. “Of course living in Africa away from our friends and family is not all a bed of roses,” Mrs. Altenbernd admitted, but added that the experience can be “very rewarding.”
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Altenbernd
The Altenbernds went to Kenya for their Peace Corps training and were assigned to a volunteer group made up mostly of couples and families. Their training concentrated on the language, Swahili, and the nation’s culture and customs.
The Altenbernds were surprised at their living conditions in Kenya.
“Kenya is a developing nation and better off than many other black African countries,” Altenbernd explained. “We expected mud huts, but instead had a three-bedroom house with running water and electricity.”
For the Altenbernds, the biggest adjustment to the African way of life was getting used to the native concept of time.
“In Kenya, nothing happens in a hurry,” Mrs. Altenbernd said. “For instance, it would take me a half a day just to
cash a check at a bank. I would have to talk with the president and have tea and then wait in line at a teller window.”
Altenbernd said the school where he was to teach was scheduled to begin at a certain time, but was delayed days because all of the teachers and students did not show up at the right time,
In their associations with Kenyans, the Altenbernds found the people to be “happy and content.”
Altenbernd said he visited with a primitive tribe in the bush and then wondered if educating the people was the right thing to do.
“We give them our standards through education arni our involvement there but will this make them happy or cause problems? That’s a crucial question.”
The deadline for information for the church page of July 6 will be Wednesday noon instead of Thursday noon because of the July 4 holiday. The deadline will return to Thursday noon for the July 13 church page.
The Cedar Rapids 3 Gazette: Sat., June 22, 1074
Dale Evans Will Speak In Decorah
DECOU Al I - Dale Evans Rogers, motion picture and television star of westerns, will be a featured speaker at the Iowa District American Lutheran Church Women’s convention here Tuesday and Wednesday.
The convention will he held in the Luther college fieldhouse.
Mrs. Rogers has received many citations for her work as a religious leader. She was named Churchwoman of the Year in 1964 by Religious Heritage and Woman of the Year by International Orphans, Inc.
Also appearing on the two-day program will be Esther Onstad, Bible teacher and author of the 1974 ALOW Bible study on the book of Revelation.
Margaret Bauman, national ABCW president, Marge Wold, executive director of ABCW, Dr. Kenneth Priebe, national director of United Missions Appeal, and Alice Smith of the Lutheran World Relief will also be on the program.
East Iowa Bible Camp Opens for 30th Season
Will Install New Pastor
Archbishop Michael Shaheen, head of the Toledo Archdiocese of North America, will install the Rev. Robert Demetrios Sunday as new pastor for St. John’s Orthodox church.
During the service, Archbishop Shaheen will ordain into the Diaconate David Palchikoff of
Iowa Lutherans Hold Convention in Amanas
St. Paul. Palchikoff is a graduate of the Pacific Lutheran university, Tacoma, Wash., and a student at the Theological seminary, St. Paul.
Father Demetrios was born in Cuba in 1937 and received his; bachelor of arts, master of arts | and doctor of philosophy degrees in Cuba. He was ordained; in 1964.
He was made Archimandrite in 1972.
Father Demetrios received j the Mayor’s Certificate of Ap-; preciation and the Certificate Commendation from the City of Los Angeles, Calif.: City of New York Certificate of Honors and the New York State Governor’s award for drug prevention, and! designated as the advisor to the Peruvian government on drug related problems.
A lnucheon honoring Archbishop Shaheen will bt? held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt.
Rehearsals Underway For Musical Program
Rehearsals are now underway for Bill Gaither’s “Alleluia: A Praise Gathering for Believers”. Rehearsals are every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran church. The musical will be presented in September.
The program is not sponsored by any church group or denomination but rather is a calling together of Christians in Cedar Rapids to praise God.
Anyone of at least junior high school age is invited to attend the rehearsals. For further biforin a 110 n contact Mrs. Carl Molter, 365-6051.
To Begin Sunday
Evangelist Mike Ste risen will hold revival services at the Central Assembly of God church begiiuung Sunday morning
Services will continue through Friday and will begin each eve lung at 7:30 p.m.
Stensan is a musician, singer and preacher. Ile will have a special ministry to the youth.
Delegates from over IOO Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations are meeting for the 24th convention of the Iowa District East at the Holiday Inn of the Amanas, Amana.
The Rev. Vemold Aurich, missions and stewardship director of the Nebraska district of the synod, will be the keynote speaker.
The delegates will be electing a president, two vice-presidents and ll circuit counselors.
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“Visitors Only”, a film that takes an honest look at personal involvement in (he ehureh. will be shown Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillside Wesleyan church.
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St. Sebald Lutheran church of
Priest Named To Sh Benedict's Church, Decorah
DECORAH - The Rev. Ed-ward Lechtcnberg of Eagle Grove will replace the Rev. Alphonse White at St Benedict’s Catholic church here July 9.
Father White, who served the Decorah parish for seven years, will become pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic church, Anamosa.
A native of Dyersville. Father White has been a priest for 31 years. He graduated form Loras college in Dubuque and received his theological training at St. Mary’s seminary, Cincin-, nati.
Father White has served I parishes in Cedar Rapids, Cedar , Falls, Colo and Roseville.
Father Lechtcnberg, who has been pastor of Sacred Heart (Catholic church in Eagle Grove, is a native of lansing.
New Associate Pastor
Named for St. Paul’s
Bishop James S. Thomas of the Iowa United Methodist church announced the appointment of the Rev. Denton W I Ericson as associate minister at St. Paul’s United Methodist church.
Pastor Ericson served as associate minister at First United Methodist church, Mason City.: I Prior to that he served churches in Edgewood and Monticello.
He is a graduate of Iowa State university and received his I theological training at Boston university school of theology! aint St. I 'aul school of theology,! Kansas City, Mo.
Pastor and Mrs. Ericson have two sons and two daughters and : will he arriving in Cedar Rapids Tuesday. A reception for them I vylll be held July 7 at St. Paul’s.
Strawberry Point is planning an outdoor church service Sunday at 10:30 a m. at the rodeo arena at Three Crosses ranch. A potluck dinner and trailride will follow at I p.m.
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“The ’74 Summer Octet” of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological seminary, Crestwood, N.Y., will present a program of Orthodox liturgical music Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. George Orthodox church.
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The Cedar Rapids Bible chapel ; is planning a vacation Bible school from June 24 to 28 from j9:30 to 11:30 a.in. Duane Davis, Jefferson, will give magical performances.
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“Sweet Manna” a group of college students from Grove City college, Grove City, Pa., will present a program June 30 at 9:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian church.
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St. Pauls United Methodist ehureh is sponsoring an allchurch picnic Sunday at I p m. at the Harbor View pavilion, Ellis park.
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The Sixth Day will present a program of song and word
Center Point Minister Received as Member
CENTER POINT - The Rev. Dwayne Madsen, pastor of the Center Point United Methodist church, was ordained deacon and received as a member of the Iowa United Methodist con-
Sunday at 10:40 a.m. at the Todd Ville Free Methodist church.
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The Rev. T. R. Edwards of Quincy, 111., will speak Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Redemption Baptist church on the church’s anniversary.
The Rev. Vernon Coates will lead the Redemption church in an evangelistic outreach pro
gram Thursday at 7 p.m.
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The Alleluia Chorus will
present a musical program at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Hills Community Reformed church.
Women To Serve As Missionaries To the Needy
I DUBUQUE (UPI)—A group of more than IOO young women and nuns who will serve as (missionaries with the needy (throughout an eight-state area this summer left the Mt. St. Francis convent here June 15 for their assignments.
The 61 young women and 50 I Catholic sisters will participate in “Common Venture”, a summer project sponsored by Dubuque’s Mt. St. Francis.
Missionary teams will serve in Iowa at the State Hospital School at Woodward, the Mes* quakie Indian settlement at Tama, and Remsen, and at the St. Ambrose parish in Des Moines.
MILLERSBURG-—The East Iowa Bible conference, a nondenominational organization, is opening its camp, four miles northwest of Millersburg, for its 30th season with increased numbers expected for both the June and August family camping weeks.
According to board members, the success of the camp, located on 14 acres in southern Iowa county, has been twofold — the purpose of the camp and the modest camping fees.
Since its founding rn 1944, the camp board has stressed three goals: To win persons for Christ, impart and teach God’s word and provide a place for fellowship for practical Christian living.
Trained counselors are assigned to small groups of campers and many volunteers aid in the maintenance of the facilities.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy ce Newton, Walker, live on the grounds six months a year,
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Pictured above is the main structure of the East Iowa Bible conference camp. It serves as a chapel, kitchen-dining area and canteen. A guest house, numerous cabins and electrical hook-ups for campers are also available at the
where Newton acts as camp director without pay.
Recreation on the grounds includes paddle boats and fishing on the three-acre pond, swimming, badminton and tennis.
Dr. F. Stevenson of Brighton, Mich., will serve as the conference speaker June 24 to 28. Dr. Don Hillis, associate director of TEAM, and Dr. Chester McCalley, Kansas City, will speak at the Aug. 12 to 17 family conference.
ferenee at the annual confer-; once in Des Moines June 16.
Pastor Madsen has been sorv-j ing the (’enter Point church! since his appointment (there in June, 1969, as a student pastor on loan from the Rocky Mountain conference, and has been working in a doctoral program at the school of religion at the University of Iowa,
IO YEARS AGO The Soviet government said recently-inaugurated flights of Pan American planes from the U. S. to Berlin were unlawful and warned the security of the, flights could not be guaranteed. I
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 Berran — 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.
5.5. 9. Serv. IO.
Galilee—(GARB) 1947 Washington ave. SE. Larry R. Engle.
5.5. 9:30. Serv. 10:40. Eve. 7. Immanuel — (SBC.) 1900
F ave. NW. S S. 9. Serv. 10:15. Eve. 7:15. Wed. eve. 7.
MI. Zion—(NBG) 824 8th st. SE. LeRoy White. S.S. 9:30. Serv. ll. 3.30. Wed. 7:30.
New Testament B a p 11 s t— (BBF) 749 Old Marion rd NE. John Bulse, jr S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30, Eve. 7. Wed. 7.
Norridge Park (CBA) Golf and Clifton st. NE. Bruce W. ; Young, Mike Hastings, Dale Katcher. S.S. 10:30. Serv. 9. |
Luther To Host Institute on Issues
DECORAH — Luther college and the office of Continuing Education for Lutherans in Iowa, will jointly sponsor an institute in contemporary issues July 8 to 19 at the college.
The Institute will focus on issues such as Christianity and recent fiction, the book of Revelation, science and religion, the new feminism and what it means to be a Christian today.
The institute is open to pas tors ami lay people of any faith Total cost, including room, board, tuition and fees, for the two-week program is $195.
For f ut her information contact the Rev. Arland Fiske, 112 Second avenue NW, Waverly.
“God’s Final Judgment". Eve. 1 6:30. “First Missionary Journey''. Wed. eve. 7:30.
Redemption Missionary Bap- 1 tist — 1014 10th ave. SE. Harmon Webb. S.S. 9:30. Serv. ll. Eve. 6. Tues. 7:30.
Twin Pines Baptist—(NAB) 3300 42nd st. NE. Wernerj Lemkc. S S. IO. Serv. ll. Eve. 7. Wed. 7:15.
Valley View Baptist—(BGC) 5555 Mt. Vernon rd. SE Carroll Van Anda, Dave Pastor. SS. 9:15. Serv. 10:30. “Joseph — A Man in Whom Is the Spirit of Truth”. Wed. eve. 7.
All Saints - Dalewood, 29th SE. Edmund J. Becker, James, L. Blocklinger. Masses, Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 6, 7:30, 9, 10:30, noon. I 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's -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. Rcbcrt W. Cizek. Paul C. I McManus. Masses, Sat. 5:30; Sun. 6:30, 8, 9:30, ll. 12:15 St. Matthew's—1st ave., 24th | NE. A. A. Sodawasscr, Arthur Klcve, T. J. Kisting. 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. Hies, Maurice J. Lynch. Masses, Sat. 5:15 p.m.; Sun. 6:30. 8, 9:45, ll, 12:15.
St. Pi uh X Council st ., Collins rd. NE. Bernard G. Collins,, John Friedcrick. Masses. Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun 7, 9, 10:30. noon, 5.
St. WenceslauK -1224 5th st 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. i 10:15/ "Surprise".
First 840 3rd ave. SE John
Alleluia Chorus tethany lutheran
8:15 a rn.-10:45 a rn.
M. Hardy. Serv. 9. “Three Final Words".
Noelridse 727 Collins rd. NE. Philip Ewoldsen. Serv. 9:30. “The Past, the Present, the Future, and God".
EPISCOPAL Grace—525 A Ave NE. Paul
Traeumer. Masses, 8, IO. Children’s chapel and S S. IO. Eve. 7.
St. John’s — 355 16th st. SE. D A. Loferski. (Communion 8 ) SS., serv. 10:30. Choral Eucharist, 10:30, first Sun.
St. Michael’* — 220 40th st. NE. Thomas C. Aycock, jr. Choral serv. and SS. IO. Eucharist, 8 a.m., 6 p.m.
JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Cedar Valley-South Congregation — 1221 Center Point rd.
NE. Public talk, 1:30. "Wondrous Creation’s Testimony to the Wisdom of God”. Watchtower, 2:30. “Practicing Bible Principle** in the Home .
McCloud Springs-North Congregation — 1121 Center Point rd. NE. Public talk, 9:30. “Wondrous Creation’s Testimony to the Wisdom of God". Watchtower, 10:30. "Practicing Bible Principles in the home".
Pioneer Avenue Congregation 3103 Pioneer ave. SE. Public talk, 9:30. Watchtower. 10:30.
LATTER DAY SAINTS Mormon 4300 Trnilridge 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. Ley. SS. 9:30. Serv. 10:30.
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Bethany (Mo.) 2202 Forest
dr. SE. A. C. Hornbostel. S.S., 9:30, Serv. 8:15. 10:45.
Concordia (Mo.)—4210 Johnson ave. NW. Paul A Scheidt. S.S. 9:15. Serv. 8, 10:30. "New Life in Christ". Ted Smyth, Dennis Tibben.
First — (LCA) 1000 3rd ave. SE. George W. Carlson, Alvon Nelson SS. 9:25. “Everything Yoy'vo Wanted To Know’ About Sell Without Asking!” Serv. 8:15. ll. “Guess What Happened on the Way to the Cemetery!" Mon., 9 a m.
Gloria Dei—(ALC) 153 Cherry Hill rd. NW Charles G. 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. Serv. 9. “Learn To Love . . . Learn To I,ive”.
Holy Redeemer—(LCA) 720 Edgewood rd. NW Cedric J. Lofdahl. S.S. 10:30. Serv. 9:30. Sat. 5:30 p.m.
Hope -<l.CA' 2736 Bowling st. SW. Michael A. Last. Communion, 1st Sun. of month. Sat. serv. 6 p.m. S.S. 8:45. Serv. IO.
Our Savior’! (ALC; 3634 1st ave. NE. F William Milker. Marvin L. Ehnen. Serv. 9. Wed. eve. 7:15.
St. Andrew (LCA) 4420 Center Point rd NE. James M. Lecher. S S. 10:10. Serv. 9. Mon. eve. Serv. 8. “Brought Back to Life”.
St. Mark’*—(LCA) 2100 1st ave. NE David Frans Larson. Serv. 9:30
St. Stephen's - (ALC) Meadowbrook. 31st st. SE. Landis J. Olson. S.S, serv. 9.
Trinity -(Mo.) 13C3 1st ave SW Richard A Osing, Richard L. Thompson. S.S. 9:15, Serv. 8, 10:30. “It’s a Prophet! No, It s God!” Sat. eve,, 6 p.m.
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 — (United) 351 26th
ave. SW. Charles R. Mehaffey. S.S., serv. 9, ll.
Bertram — (United) L. Neil Townsend. SS. 9:45. Serv. 10:30.
Bethel—(AME) 512 6th st.
SE. George Moore. S.S. 8. Serv. 9:30.
Buffalo— (United) B I a i r s
Ferry rd NE. Wilbert R. Tru-sheim. S S. 10:15. Serv. 9.
Faith - (United) 1000 30th st. NE. Wilbert R. Trusheim.
Children's Church and serv.,
Free—800 G ave. NW. Wayne 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. 10:45. Sen*. 10:50. “God Gives Free Counsel". Eve. 7. “Visitors Only". Wed. eve. 7:15.
Kenwood -(United) 302 33rd st NE. Clifton W. Ellerbeck. Tom Mattson. S.S. 9. Serv. 9, 10:30. “Chosen Instruments", Lovely Lane -(United) 42nd and Wenig rd NE. Don F. Maple. SS. 9:13. Serv. 10:30.
Salem (United) 225 First ave. SW Paul Pfaltzgraff. SS.
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