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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa New Translation The Cedar IU pi ii* Gazette: Sat., Mar. <>. 1974 Law, that dividing wall of hale. It put Jews and non-Jews on good terms with find a.s a single, harmonious group. For Christ is our harmony. Pastor Cross lives alone in a large, two-story frame house and his life style is geared to conserving time for his parish work and his new Bible. He doesn’t take time to cook for himself, but eats the same easy-to-fix food day after day. His hair is crew-cut, so he doesn’t have to bother combing it. He shuns public meetings I) e c a use they would squander his time. Slightly built and slender, he is — except perhaps for his sporty clothes — a movie director’s dream of the typical ascetic scholar. Paraphernalia His study is crammed with the paraphernalia of scholarship. Open books and journals .surround his desk and typing table; cardboard boxes of notes on three-by-five cards are piled within easy reach. Living in a Mercer county hamlet with no library facilities for research, Crops is dependent on distant libraries, including the specialized library of Chicago’s McCormick Theological seminary. Pastor Cross doesn’t expect to live long enough even to start the Old Testament; thus far, all his efforts have gone into Paul’s Letters — “probably the most difficult part of the New Testament.” Accurately translating Creek into English is simply staggering, he observed. Pastor Cross, who gradual ly Lloyd Muffin SLATON, ILL. Because he regards existing translations as woefully inadequate, the Rev. Luther Cross has dedicated his life to bringing out a simplified, more accurate version of the Bible. The 50-year-old pastor of Center United Presbyterian church has been at the task five years and says if lie isn’t finished by the time he’s OO he’ll just continue laboring. “We need something ten times simpler than what’s available,” he declared. “People who read Bible stories in existing forms simply cannot understand them. The King James version is by far the worst.” Cartoons In simplifying the Bible, Pastor Cross will use cartoons, headlines and mini-headlines, and short sentences : “Careful phrasing often makes it possible to say the same thing, with far fewer words, while leaving absolutely nothing out,” he explained. “Also, if a passage is difficult to understand, the use of fewer words reduces the problem, in the sense that a short difficult section is less discouraging than a long difficult section.” Pastor Cross cited this example of Ephesians 2:14. King James Version — For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us. Tentative Cross Version — Christ’s death repealed the Church Briefs Mentalist To Present Occult, Spiritism Program J. Oliver, a professional illusionist, mentalist and lecturer, will be featured Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First Lutheran church in a program dealing with the current clamor over the film “1110 Exorcist”. The program will include a lecture and demonstrations which deal with astrology, spiritism, the occult and demon possession. The program is sponsored by Youth for Christ of Cedar Rapids. * * * The Cedar Rapids Church of the Brethren will sponsor a scries of seminars, “Building for Peace”, at the First Baptist church beginning Sunday and continuing through March 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The seminars, led by Mrs. Leland Fiery, will include films and discussion and will be open to the public of all ages. The purpose of the seminars is to consider peace as an alternative to war and to build a life-style which includes peace. ♦ * * Hillside Wesleyan church will feature Robert Dye, executive director of the Cedar Rapids Youth for Christ, as speaker for the second part of the Family Enrichment conference. Dye will speak on “Understanding and Relating to Teenagers”. The program begins at 7 p.m. Sunday. Knox United Presbyterian church will hold a series of Lenten coffees for women each Thursday of Lent except during Holy Week when the coffee will be held on Good Friday. The meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m., includes a short service and fellowship. ♦    *    * The Singing Rathbuns from Kansas will present a concert Sunday at 7:30 p m. at Central Assembly of God church. *    *    * The theme of the Lift High the Cross program, scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Friday on KCRG-TV 9, is God So Loved the World of Youth. A number of young people from First Lutheran church will appear on the program with the two pastors from the church, Larry Fruehling and George Carlson. This will be a call-in show with viewers invited to call in questions to the people on the show. I.ift High the Cross is a series of seven Lenten programs on KCRG bv First Lutheran church. J. OLIVER Church Caught in Conflict Surrounded by reference works, the Rev. Luthei Cross makes notes for his new version of tho Bible. cd from Princeton Theological seminary 27 years ago, nearly decided to become a missionary to Japan, but finally chose to become a parish minister and writer. He served in New York state until 1966, then decided to seek the solitude of a small charge so he could devote more time to writing. He has written sermons, sermons for children, pamphlets and booklets for children. Two of his booklets for juveniles, Story Sermons for Children and Object Lessons for Children, were published in the late 1960s by Baker Book House of Grand Rapids, Mich.; each has sold more than 10,000 copies. He is currently working on his fourth revision of the Let ters; once a publisher accepts the new version for publication, Pastor Cross expects to revise them even further. “’The goal is clarity and accuracy; the needs are time and money,” ho said. “Clarity” includes using at least one-third fewer words than other translations while adding to meaningfulness for readers — scholarly and non-scholarly. By George W. Cornell AP Rplkiion Writer BRONXVILLE, N. Y. (AP) —• On a campus lawn, some students idly toss a football about. A young professor strolls along, talking of recent pressures on his teaching. Inside a red brick building, 400 delegates watch a confrontation that personifies an unprecedented upheaval in their church. The word: are grim and determined, the mood taut. Only occasionally is the tension broken by a ripple of dark humor. T h e strained emotions, along with some blunt contentions and actions, marked a specially called meeting last weekend of one of the 38 regional districts of the Luther-a n Church-Missouri Synod caught in a conflict of unparalleled repercussions. Highlighting it, almost the entire faculty of the country’s biggest Lutheran seminary, Concordia in St. Louis, was fired last month and, with most of the 500 students, set up classes-in-exile on neighboring United Church and Roman Catholic campuses. Displacement No such massive academic displacement has happened in modern church annals. Nor has a Lutheran faculty and student body previously shifted enmasse to a Jesuit school — St. i/juis university — to continue a Lutheran curriculum. “It’s a really astounding situation,” said the Rev. Dr. John Tietjen, whose suspension as president of Concordia on charges of holding false doctrine, sparked the walkout of students and faculty, also similarly accused and subsequently dismissed. With anxieties running high among the three million members of the denomination, the first regional emergency meeting wag held at a church liberal arts college here, also named (Concordia, by the Atlantic district. Demands Delegates demanded that charges against Dr. Tietjen and the faculty be vacated and dismissed personnel be reinstated pending conciliation efforts. Meanwhile, it authorized $50,000 to help support the seminary-in-exile. Dr. J. 0. A. Preus, president of the church, apologized for a so-called “deal” his aides had offered Dr. Tietjen -- to arrange a pastor’s post for him if he would quietly leave the seminary job — a proposition Dr. Tietjen rejected as immoral. His administration was accused of an “escalation of raw power” by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Spitz of Manhassett, N. Y., who said newly imposed guidelines requiring literalistic Bible interpretations constituted a “new stance” foreign to historic Lutheranism. He urged Dr. Preus to use his influence to get the new criteria suspended and the faculty reinstated. Asked about, this possibility, Dr. Preus said Dr. Spitz had portrayed him as a “Pope and dictator” and then asked him to apply even stronger power to roll back the situation. “He can’t have it both ways,” Dr. Preus added. Area Groups Sponsor Radio Rosary Shows In a joint effort, the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Order of Foresters of the area are sponsoring a Lenten radio program. Every Sunday during Lent, the following radio stations will broadcast “Marian Hour”, a half-hour Rosary program, consisting of recitation of the Holy Rosary and a talk by the Rev. F. J. Nelson: KOUR of Independence at 7:30 a.m.; KOEL of Oelwein at 6:30 p.m.; WPRE of Prairie du Chien at 6:30 p.m. and KLWW of Cedar Rapids at 7 p.m. The broadcasts orginate from [Our Lady of the Prairie’s Shrine, Powers Lake, N. D. Quasqueton Church Votes New Parsonage QUASQUETON - The Quasqueton Union church congregation voted Sunday to build a new parsonage, a three-bedroom, one-story ranch home with full basement. The house will be built on church property on Linn street east of the bridge. More Lenten Services Set By Churches St. George Orthodox church will continue its Lenten services Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the third Salutation service. A Presanctified liturgy, confession and Communion will be held March 20 at 7:30 p.m.; the fourth Akathest service with the Rev. Alexander Anas-tasiou on March 22 at 7:30 p.m.; a Lenten fish dinner Sixth Madiah service April 5 at 7:30 p.m. * * * The Quasqueton Union church has scheduled the following Ixmten services: Wednesday at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Ager of St. John Lutheran church, Dundee, and St. Peter Lutheran church, Lamont; March 20 at 8 p.m. with A. F. Schmeck of Winthrop and the Rev. John E. Block of Lamont; April 3 at 8 pm. with Pastors Ager and Block and April ll with Pastor Block. * * * St. John’s Episcopal church will hold Communion Wednesday at 7 and ll a m. Plan Reception For Fruehling Worship Services in Cedar Rapids Churches ASSEMBLY OF GOD Central — 3030 F ave. NW. I Ramon Booth. S.S. 9:30. Serv. j 10:30. Kve. 7:30. Wort. 7:30. Flint — 2531 42nd st. NE. Gary A Jenkins. SS. 9:45. I Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. BAPTIST Borean — 5037 Center Point rd. NE. Glen V. High. S.S. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Calvary — (CHA) 1203 3rd ave. SW. Harry Egner. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Edgewood — (BGC) E ave. and Edgewood rd. NW. James Selandcr. S.S. 9:45. Serv. JI. Eve. 7. Wed. 7:30. First—(ABC) 1200 2nd ave. SE. Dr. Wayne A. Shireman. S S. 9:30. Seiv. 10:50. Mrs. Harriet Houston. Eve. 7:30. Galilee (GARB) 1947 Washington ave SE. Larry R. Engle. SS. 9:30. Serv. 10:40. Eve. 7. Immanuel — (S. B. C.) 1900 F ave. NW. S.S. 9. Serv. 10:15. Paul Thompson. Eve. 7:15. Mr. Thompson. Wed. eve. 7. Willard Rader. MI. Zion (NBG) 824 8th st. ISE. 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. Xoelridge Park—(CBA) 1147 (Clifton st. NE. S.S. 10:15. Serv. 19. “The Personalities Around (tho Heavenly Throne”. Eve. 16:30. “Prayer and the Way of I Consistency”. Wed. eve. 7:30. Redemption Missionary Baptist — 1014 loth ave. SE. Harmon Webb. SS. 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. Valley View Baptist (BGC) 5555 Mt. Vernon rd. SE. Carroll Van Anda. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. Eve. 7:30. Wed. eve. 7. M. Hardy. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:40. son ave. NW. Paul A. Scheidt. “Moses — Crisis of Doubt”. S.S. 9:15. Serv. 8,    10:30. The Rev. Larry K. Fruehling, assistant pastor at First Lutheran church since September, 1969, will leave First Lutheran Friday to enter a program of clinical pastoral education at St. Luke’s hospital. Pastor Fruehling will preach I at the Sunday and Wednesday ! worship services. There will be a reception for the Fruehling family Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Delegate Assembly Pastors and lay people of the member churches of Churches United will meet Sunday at St. Andrew Lutheran church for the annual Assembly of Delegates. The meeting will include reports, installation of officers and board members, a worship service and fellowship. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the assembly beginning at 2 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. project reports will be given. These include Church and the Community College by Dr. Wayne Shireman; Ecumenical Worship by the Rev. George Carlson; Key 73 by the Rev. Earl Dykema; Lenten Observances by John Collins; Program Development by Dr. John Walker; Black Enabler by the Rev. James Riegel; Linn County Food Bank by Phyllis Holden; Halfway House for Girls by Robert Runt/; Housing Development by Russell Swenson; Consumer Credit Counseling by Delores Gray; ONE Store bv Carolyn Adams and Project P R I D E by Esther Armstrong. At 3:15 p m special reports on Church Women United, Conference of Clergy, Assn. of Evangelicals will be given. At 3:45 p m. the business meeting will begin with installation of officers at 4:15 p.m. The Rev. James Lesher of St. Andrew Lutheran is president of Churches United CATHOLIC All Saints — Dalewood, 29th SE. Edmund J. Becker, James L. Blocklingcr. 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’s—150 Edgewood rd. NW. John M. Gregory, Richard Ament, Laverne Schueller. Masses, Sat 5:30. Sun 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30. 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. Kisting. Masses, Sat. 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 6:30, 8, 9:30, 11, 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. I’ius X -Council st., Collins rd. NE. Bernard G. Collins, John Friederick. Masses, Sat. J 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 7, 9, 10:30,! noon, 5. St. Hrnrrslaus—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. “A Covenant in Prayer”. First- 840 3rd ave. SE. John NoelridRf — 727 Collins rd. NE. Philip Ewoldsen. S S. 10:45. Serv. 9:30. EPISCOPAL Grace—525 A Ave NE. Paul Traeumer. Masses, 8, IO. Children’s rhapel and S.S. IO. St. John’s — 355 16th st SE D. A. Loferski. (Communion 8.) SS., serv. 10:30. Choral Eucharist, 10:30, first Sun. St. Michael’s — 220 40th st. NE. Thomas C. Aycock, jr. Choral serv. and SS. IO. Eucharist, 8 a.m., 6 p.m. JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES South Congregation — 1221 Center Point rd. NE. Bible discourse, 1:30. Watchtower. 2:30. North Congregation — 1221 Center Point rd. NE. Bible discourse, 9:30. Watchtower, 10:30. Pioneer Avenue Congregation — 3103 Pioneer ave. SE. Bible discourse, 9:30. Watch-tower, 10:30. LATTER DAY 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. 9:30. Serv. 8:15, 10:45. Concordia (Mo.)—4210 John- “Growing Is Living”. Wed. eve. 7. “Share His Wholeness”. First — (LCA) 1000 3rd ave. SE. George W. Carlson. Larry K. Fruehling, Alvon Nelson. ! S.S. 9:25. Sister Siena Davis. jServices 8:15,11. “The Appeal of Paul as Bx for the Pall of i Zeal”. Mon. 7 a m. Wed. eve. 15:30, 7. “Peter”. Gloria Del—(ALC) 153 Cherry Hill rd. NW. Charles G. (Schultz. SS. 9:30. Serv. 8:30, 10:30. Communion, first Sun. of I month. Good Shepherd — (WELS) 2900 42nd st. NE. Gary Kirsch-ke. S S. 9. Serv. 10:15. “Do We Live In the Presence of God?” Wed. eve 7:15. “Portraits of Christ: the High Iciest”. Holy Redeemer—(LCA) 720 Edgewood rd. NW. Cedric J. Lofdahl. Sat. 5:30. S.S. 10:30. Serv. 9:30. Hope—<LCA' 2730 Bowling st. SW. Michael A. Last. Com-imunion, first Sun. of month. Sat. eve. 6. S.S. 8:45. Serv. IO. Our Savior’s—(ALC) 3634 1st ive. NE. F William Hilkcr. Marvin L. Ehncn. S.S. 9:15. Serv. 8. 10:30. Wed eve. 7. I "The Concern That Never Ceases”. St. Andrew — (LCA) 4420 I Center Point rd. NE. James M. Lesher. S.S. 9:40. Serv. 8:30, 10:45. "Christian Faith and * Self-Reliance". St. Mark’s—(LCA) 2100 1st ave. NE. David Frans Larson. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 8:30, ll. "The (Continued: Page 8, Col. 7) The Church of Jesus Christ of tatter-Day Saints is holding an open hou.se Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the church Movies, filmstrips, translites, posters and demonstrations will be Included in the open house explaining the importance of tile family. THE PROCLAMATIONS present A Sacred Music Concert BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Marion, Iowa Sunday, March IO    7:00    P.M. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 1st Ave. and 5th St. N.E. YMCA Auditorium Sonday St heel IO OO AM Morn. Worship ll OO \M Sonday Eve. 7 OO I’M Mfd Nigh! 7 30 I’M Nick Crow-Pastor YOU ARE INVITED TO A Lay Witness Mission u, MARCH 15, 16, 17, 1974 Jo, Sponsored by the BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8th Ave. & 10th St. Marion, Iowa Services: 15th 0:30 PM (overed Pith Moot 7:30 PM lit Control torsion 16th 10 00 AM Coffee Group! 12:00 Noon Men-Womee-Youth luncheon! 6:30 PM Dinner 7:30 PM 2nd Generol Stilton 17th 9:30 AM (hunk School 10:30 AM Worihip GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH !947 Wallington Av#. S E. 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:40 AM Morning Service 7.OO Evening Service Wed. Service 7-.OO PM God ii Oajniicient, meaning that He knowi all thing!. God know! our very thought*, therefore there ii nothing hidden from Him. Proveibi 15.3; Hebrewi 4:13; I John 3 20. VBS WORK SHOP Concordia and Augsburg Curriculum Wed. March I 3 1:30 P.M. Town House Motor Inn Convention Center Sponsored By CEDAR BOOK STORE 3519 1st Ave. S.E. Cedar Rapids 366-7189 “Preaching the unchanging word of God in the changing world of man” Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Wisconsin Synod I 2J(I0 I-ml St. N.E. 393-5736 The Rev. Lewis Miller to Speak in Iowa City The Rev. Lewis Miller, former pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids and Missionary, returned from Taiwan, will preach and have a Bible Conference at tho University Baptist Church, 1850 W. Benton St., Iowa City, beginning Sunday, March 17-22. Sunday Services are at ll A M. & 7 I’.M. Weekly Services ill & 7 I’ M. RADIO Sun 10pm KXtl 1340kc litten eveiy wnek' H.tnk Baukeme 5 Hours Mon. Mar. II Channel 9— 6    to 11 pm Coming To Cedar Rapids! IN CONCERT.1 The Bill Gaither Trio and Henry & Hazel Slaughter Saturday, March 16    7:30    P.M. Veterans Memorial Auditorium COME—HEAR—“The King    Is Coming”-“H© Touched Me” —“Because    He Lives” —PLUS many others that will bless and thrill your heart! Come Be With Us and “LET S JUST PRAISE THE LORD!” 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 1st Ave. SE. 366 7189    529 4th Ave. SE 363 8697 CEDAR BOOKSTORE Cedar Rapids    Cedar Rapids    61 4 Sycamore    234 7715 MAIL ORDERS PROM: Clarence Phairat, P.O. Bom, AleMandria. Indiana 46001 DO NT MISS THIS GREAT NIGHT—PLAN TO CO ;

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