The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, March 29, 1947, Page 3, Image 3

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    RELIGIOUS
NEWS
ST JOHN AME CHURCH
22ND AND WILLIS AVE.
REV. E B. CHILDRESS, Pastor
MASON DEAVEREAUX, Reptr.
A capacity congregation heard
our minister Rev. Childress Sunday
morning, March 23, 1947 deliver a
inspiring sermon from Luke 9th
chapter 59th verse. He chose as
the subect of his rich Christian
message filled with the Holy spirit
of God the Father “Follow Me”.
'If a man’s going to walk with God
he must lay aside his false excus
es. A man or woman can’t walk
with Jesus Christ today following
in the traditions, customs, mores,
and folksays of yesterday, and if a
man or woman doesn't execute the
program God has sustained for
him or her, God will call that per
son for he or she is just in the way
of the building of a kingdom of
Heaven here on earth, several
thoughts from our minister’s morn
ing message.
Visitors: David Colston of Oma
ha, Miss Sadie George of Omaha,
Mrs. Woodson, Mrs- Durant from
Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Logan from
Kansas niece of Rev. Metcalf.
***
OFFICIAL
If is with the greatest of pleas
ure and pride we announce to our
many friends and entire member
ship of our church, over the length
%
, and breath of these United States,,
as well as Omaha, that on Sunday,
April 13, 1947, St. John AME |
Church of Omaha, Nebraska, will I
hold its Pre-Dedication of its main
auditorium of worship. A fnost
heartily and cordial invitation is
extended by the Officers, Pastor
and wife and the membership to
our many friends to attend this Pre
Dedicatory Service on Sunday the
13th of April.
On this day we will take another
step on our way toward our goal
A Bigger, Better and Greater St.
Johns in Omaha for our commun
ity, our children, and our God.
This step and others like it has
been made possible through the
untiring faith and loyalty of our
many friends as well as our metn
bership who have given us support
in this great Christian struggle to
whom we are terribly grateful.
Friends because of your faith a
long with our members in this
great program God has given us
a Victory that shall forever live in
our hearts. We say to our many
friends, your faith along with ours
has not been in vain and may God
the Father and the Son Jesus
Christ, bestow blessings of good
cheer and happiness upon you
from day unto day.
The Willing Workers Club have
planned an excellent program for
Friday evening, March 29th at 8 p.
m- The Widows Contest on this
evening promises to be one of the
amazing and interesting programs
of this conference year. Let us all
who can plan to attend this affair.
***
We pause to acknowledge and to
thank John Orduna for that won
derful heart-warming appeal Sun
day morning, for we parents to
send our children to Sunday
School every Sunday morning.
Mrs. Childress and her assistants
appeal to the mothers and fathers
of our church to send your child
ren Saturday, March 29th, 1947,
at 1 pm. to the Easter Sunday
School rehearsal at the church.
Let us see that our children are
there and on time mothers.
***
Let us pray for the sick whoever
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they may be or where-ever they
may be.
***
The Missionary Society will
have a special service on Palm
Sunday night at 7:30 p. m. March
30th. The Junior Choir will sing
for this fine group of ladies. Plan
to attend this beautiful Christian
service.
• **
Sincere thanks to the members
of St. Johns Usher Board and its
President Brother R Brown from
the Officers, Pastor and wife and
membership of St. Johns for the
turning over tte the trustees of the
Building Fund, on Sunday, March
23, 1947 at the 11 o'clock service
$900.00. To this diligence and zeal i
ous auxiliary of our church we of
St. John pray that your storehouse
of goodness and happiness shall
always be abundantly filled with
rich treasures from Heaven.
***
Young People attend your Pan
dra Club at' your church St. Johns
every Saturday evening at 7:30 p.
m. Come out and bask in this
glorious fellowship.
• ••
The Stewardess and their Presi
dent Mrs. Minnie Wilson, thank
the members and friends of Saint
Johns for the contribution Sunday
morning to purchase linen for our
Altar upstairs.
***
The Seven Last Words in music
will be presented by the St. Johns
Choir under the direction of Mrs.
Pearl Gibson on Easter Sunday
night at 7:30 p. m- April 6th at St.
John. Plan to come, hear and see
this Christian presentation.
***
Members of St. John are urged
to secure a membership in the Old
Folks Home. By helping this home
for our old people through our
membership, we in turn are help
ing a most worthy institution. Mrs
Gussie McPherson, Chairman of
this Annual Drive or any member
of her commitee will be glad to
have your membership. A tea is
being given Sunday afternoon from
5 to 7 p.m. as a climax to this
membership drive. Members and
friends of St. Johns are invited to
attend this tea.
COMING EVENTS
Sunday evening, March 30th at
7:30 pm- Missionary Society Palm
Sunday Service.
Sunday evening at 7:30 Senior
Choir presentation of the Seven
Last Words, in song Sunday April
6th.
Sunday April 13, 1947 St. Johns
PreDedicatory Service of Main
Auditorium of Worship.
Monday, April 28th Fashion Pre
view Everyready Club.
***
Mothers send your children to
Sunday School every Sunday morn
ing at 9:30 a. m. Attend our Morn
ing Services at 11:00 A. M. Our
evening services at 7:30. Visitors
and friends are always welcome at
St. Johns the friendly church at
22nd and Willis Avenue. Come
and worship with us, won’t you?
HILLSIDE PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
The Hillside Presbyterian church
services are being held in the
Sharon Seventh Day Adventist
Church, 2760 Lake street through
the Christian fellowship of Elder
Bryant and members
Soon, we will announce plans for
our building fund. Until that
time we are going forward keep
ing the lights burning in our souls
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We extend a cordial invitation to
everyone to worship in the Church
of the open door where a warm
welcome awaits you.
Rev. John E. Cummings of Om
aha Presbytary will speak again
this Sunday at 11 a. m.
Mrs. Thelma Newte, Reporter.
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BETHEL AME. CHURCH
REV. H. BLETSON, Pastor
CHESTER SCOTT, Reporter
Sunday School opened at the
usual hour. Mrs. Lee reported the
results of her clases rally. They
reported $38.24. Robert Trosper
won first prize by reporting $r>.70.
Hats off to Primary class.
Next Sunday morning, Palm
Sunday the Senior Choir will pre
sent Palms and Praises. If you
mis this service you will miss a
good treat.
Visitors are always welcome at
Bethel.
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH
30TH & CORBY
H. H. SCHAULAND, Pastor
Sunday, March 30, is Palm Sun
day, the beginning of Holy Week.
During this week the Christian
Chuich throughout the world in a
special maner commemorates the
suffering and death of our Lord,
Jesus Christ. Some of the most
important events in the life of
Cnrist took place during that week
There is Maundy Thursday when
Jesus instituted the Feast of Love,
the Lord’s Supper, there were the
trials before Caiaphas, Herod, Pi
late and most important of all the
crucifixion, death and burial of
Jesus. Christians know the mean
ing of these events and therefore
only they can properly observe
them in a fitting way- It is true,
the observance of these days has
had its eiiect upon non-Christians,
at least outwardly, but only believ
ers in Christ can correctly observe
these Christian holidays.
And since Christians know the
significance of Holy Week, they
ought to show their gratitude to
God for what He has done for
them thru Jesus. The Passion
Story of Jesus should arouse in ev
-eryone of us a deep sense of sor
row over our sins because we know
that also our sins helped to cruc
ify the Lord of Glory. It should
furthermore move us to cling to
Jesus in true faith knowing that by
His sacrifice our sins are washed
away. Any one who thus observ
es Holy Week wil also consecrate
himself anew to the service cf
Christ and His holy Church. Such
consecration will show itself in
godly living and diligent hearing
and study of God’s word.
Services will be conducted at the
Hope Lutheran on Palm Sunday at
11 a. m. Good Friday Service at
8 p. m. The public is also invited
to attend the Noon-day services at
the State Theatre on Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday 12 to
12:25. The Rev. V. Gloe of Kan
sas City, Mo., will be the speaker
on both days.
CHURCH OF GOD
ELDER S. S. SPAGHT Pastor
MRS. MINNIE LONG, Reporter
We the saints of the Church of
God welcome you to come worship
with us and hear the wonderful
truths being brought forth by our
spirit-filled pastor. Elder S. S.
Spaghts. We were blessed in our
morning services with the wonder
ful presented message "He shall
not come into the city saith the
Lord” H King-20-33 The message
aeqainted us more thoroughly with
the tactics of satan his objects and
desires which are to destroy the
souls of men, make man to forget
God and many other deterimental
things. Our souls were greatly
fed. The message helped us as
Christians to be more alert as sa
tan is seeking to devour.
Our leader in Christian Educat
ion throughout the Interstate dis
I trict of Nebraska, Kansas, and
I Missouri, Elder Robert L. Moody,
was with us Friday instructing us
in ‘Opening the Bible to Children
and Teaching Children in the
Small Church”. Our sessions last
ed one day.
Greetings from our well organ
ized Sunday School and our effic
YOU'RE INVITED
to visit the New GAS
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at the Utilities District
Bring your kitchen planning problems to the
new GAS KITCHEN PLANNING CENTER,
just opened by the Metropolitan Utilities Dis
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order to make your kitchen modern, beautiful
and efficient. Literature, kitchen plans, ar
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Building, 18th and Harney. Come in any time.
There’s no charge or obligation. You’ll enjoy it.
ient Superintendent Mrs. Alice
Britt.
To men throughout the city, may
we leave this thought, “And she
shall bring forth a son and they
shall call his name Jesus for it is
he that shall save his people from
their sins ”
Matthew, 1-21.
FIRST MISSION OF GOD-SENT
light
PROPHET HESS, Pastor
ORA ROBINSON, Reporter
Sunday was another day of re
joicing in the Lord and of giving
thanks to God for His tender mer
cy and goodness to the children of
men. Our pastor preached a won
derful sermon Sunday. Our hearts
were made glad as we feasted on
the word. Text was taken from
31 psalm 1st and -10th verses, sub.
“In Thee O’Lord do I put my trust.
Every child of God must put his
or her trust in the Lord, because
He is our all in all. Without Him
we are nothing. He is life, in our
blood, action of our limbs and in
finite and a perfect spirit. You
are always welcome to worship
with us. Services Tues., Thurs.,
and Sundays 8 p. m. also every
Sunday at 12 noon at 2428 Decat
ur Streets.
Reverend F. C. Williams
Closes Successful Union
Services for 1947
Reverend F. C Williams of the
Zion Baptist Church was the clos
ing speaker of another successful
Union Services of the 1947 season
on Sunday evening, March 23, 1947
His spiritual-filled congregation
heard him and his choir in a ser
vice filled with good fellowship,
and brotherhood raised the King
dom of God here on earth to great
er heights. Rev. Williams chose
his sermon from Proverbs 4th chap
ter and 12th verse and numbers 13
chapter 27th verse, subject being
“Faith in God”.
This year they were short in
number of churches participating
in the Union Services, but they
were as inspiring or more so, as
in past years. The determination
to go on in the name of Almighty
God, despite the smallest in num
bers these faithful ministers such
as Rev. Williams, Rev. Raines,
Rev. Childress and their support
from Rev. F. S. Goodlett and Rev.
Smith, feel that their decision to
carry on. has more than been am
ply rewarded. The achievement of
this successful season has been
through the cooperation, unific
ation and the confidence of the
membership and friends of these
churches. It is hoped this warm
fellowship that was so manifested
throughout these Union meetings,
shall be everlasting.
Total attendance at the Union
meetings with five church in 1946
was 3600 and total attendance of
the Union meetings in 1947 with
three churches was 3373, which is
definite indication that if one
trusts and holds on to God the
Father and the Son, Jesus Christ,
the future holds no fear for that
j person or persons.
It is hoped by these fellow min
isters that the fellow churches who
were unable to be with them this
is an Easter seal
It’s only a small piece of crinkly
edged paper with a back that's
mighty sticky when it gets wet. . .
Maybe it doesn’t look like much,
but I know a lot of kids who see
plenty in this little Easter seal . ..
They see wheel chairs and crutches to
help them get out and do things—
They see a school, and others see a
ride to school . . .
Lots of them see camp . . . camp in
the summer, good hot sunshine, real
trees, acres of sweet-smelling green
grass, and swimming, playing . . ,
like other kids . ..
But don’t get me wrong, mister—
they don’t really see all this. These
kids just dream it, because that’s
what they can have with the dollars
you spend for Easter seals . . .
Gosh, mister, it’s wonderful of you
to give us a chance to be like other
kids!
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CARD of THANKS
We wish to extend our heart
felt thanks and-^ppreciation for
the acts of kindness, messages
of sympathy and beautiful floral
offerings received from our
many friends in our recent be
reavement in the loss of our be
loved mother and wife, Mrs.
Mary Calloway. Especially do
we thank Rev. F. C. Williams,
Pastor, and the Missionary Soc
iety of Zion Baptist Church for
their kind words and acts of
condolence.
EUGENE SKINNER,
SON,
LINDA SKINNER,
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW,
FRANK CALLOWAY, j
HUSBAND.
year, will be among the number
of churches in the Union Services
of the 1948 season. .
GoodwiI Sprung Musicl
Chorus To Have a Very
Important Rehearsal
The time growing near, makes
the rehearsals very important for
the 13th Annual Goodwill Spring
Musical Festival. The program
will be made up of new numbers
and will take more time to get
them perfected.
Some Choir members are putting
other things first and, shall we
say, expect to come in on the last
rehearsals. Be careful and not
let the deadline cut you out, be
cause we would like to have all
Choir members take a part, but it
cannot be done without making
the rehearsals.
We have an outlook for more
out of town people than any past
year, to say nothing of the people
of our city, who say they have nev
er come to our Services before,
but are coming this year.
We are told of a large group in
Sioux City, Iowa, who will make a
special trip down for the Concert,
and a special party from Lincoln1^
Nebraska.
We hear Mr. Bell's mother and
perhaps others who will come from
St. Louis, Mo.
Another reason why all should
make the rehearsals is that some
of the numbers now being re
hearsed, will be used at the Creigh
ton Stadium on June 12, 1947,
when there will likely be one thou
sand people on the program.
The rehearsals are being held at •
Bethel AME. Church every Sun
day at 4 pm. and Tuesday nights
at 8 pm. and will be except on the
Easter Sunday until time for the
program. The Roll is being taken
at each rehearsal L. L. McVay.
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Deaths - Funerals
MR. JULIUS SINCLAIR
Mr. Julius Sinclair of 1314 North
25th Street was stricken on 24th
and Lake Streets on last Tuesday,
March 18th. He was picked up by
the ambulance. He was later ident
ified by his mother, Mrs. Helen
Sinclair of the same address. At
the local hospital where he was
taken, he never regained conscious
ness. Funeral services for Mr.
Sinclair were held last Saturday
afternoon from the Myers Funeral
Home at 2 p. m.
The Waiters Column
RR boys serving on wheels with
a smile.
Waiters at the Regis Hotel and
the White Horse Inn on the up
and go on service at all times.
***
Waiters at the Hill Hotel topping
the service with a quick step.
***
Many waiters looking forward to j
the Easter parade to look at th«
fine array of clothing.
***
Blackstone waiters going good!
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OMAHA U STUDENTS
TO SPONSOR RACIAL AND
RELIGIOUS MUTUAL
RESPECT ESSAY CONTEST
The 11th annual Racial and Re
ligious Mutual Respect essay con
test will again be sponsored for
students at the University of O
maha by Dr. Philip Sher, promin
ent Omaha physician. Prizes am
ounting to $100 will be awarded to
writers of the best essays.
The judges, who will be chosen
from outside the university, will
judge the essays on the basis of
originality, factual basis for con
clusion, coherence and orderly ar
rangement of materials, correct
ness of expression, and general
appeal to the public.
Fontenelle hotel waiters out in
front in their manners.
***
Paxton Hotel headwaiter and
his crew taking very good care of
service.
**•
Omaha Club waiters with Capt
Earl Jones in the front line on fine
service to their guests.
***
Mrs. Corrine McDaniels the wide
awake linen lady of the OAC is
very much out in front at all tim
es.
USHER BOARD OF CLAIR
The Clair Methodist Usher board
meeting was held at the home of 1
Mrs. Rosa Johnson. 2514 North ’
22nd Street. Saturday eve., at 8 o'
clock with eleven members present
Meeting was called to order by the
President- Opening prayer by Mrs.
Wiley. A timely remark by Rev.
Reynolds, our guest of the even
ing.
We extend an invitation to all
Ushers and Usheretes and our
many friends to be with us on Sun
day March 30th for our Annual
Sermon, time 3 p. m., place Clair
Methodist Church, 22nd and Miami
streets. Sermon by our own Rev.
C. C. Reynolds-.Come out and hear
this inspiring sermon supported by
Clair Choir:
Martha L McClelland, President
Willie R. Hannis, Reporter.
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SUNDAY
SCHOOL
LESSON <•
By HAROLD L. LUNDQUIST. D. D.
Of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.
Released by Western Newspaper Union.
LESSON FOR MARCH 30
Lesson subjects and Scripture texts se
lected and copyrighted by International
Council of Religious Education: used by
permission.
JESUS LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE
. LESSON TEXT—John 18:37. 38; 19:19
16. 25b-30.
MEMORY SELECTION—For God so
loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son. that whosoever believetn
in him should not perish but have ever
lasting life_John 3:16.
The cross of Calvary, from man's
viewpoint, was "a paradox. There
is something startling and seeming
ly incredible about the idea of a
crucified king, particularly if those
who do the crucifying are the king’s
own subjects. Kingship implies
rulership over others, and not suf
fering and death at their hands.
Pilate told the simple truth when
he exclaimed, ‘Behold your King,!
and when he flung out the sarcastic
question, ‘Shall I crucify your
King?’ he was speaking more truly
than he knew. ITiey were, verily,
doing the incredible thing of de
manding the death of their King,
their Messiah, yea, of the very Son.
of God” (B. L. Olmstead).
I. Jesus Said, “I Am a King”
(18:37. 38).
Jesus was before Pilate. The Jews
had accused him of declaring him
self to be king (see Luke 23:2).
Pilate demanded, "Art thou King
of the Jews?” (v. 33).
Jesus did not answer directly at
first, but declared his kingdom to
be "not of this world” (v. 36), in
dicating to Pilate that he was deal
ing with One who was more than
an earthly king.
When Pilate persisted, Jesus
openly declared, "I am a king.”
The expression "Thou sayest” (v.
37) carries the thought, “You say
that I am a king and you are right.
I am a king.” It was in no sense
a disavowal of his royalty, but a
declaration of it.
Pilate, troubled, convinced of
Christ's innoceney but too cow
ardly to declare it, hid behind man’s
proverbial inability to know the
truth (v. 38), and wrote himself
into history as a hypocritical cow
ard.
What have we to say—what have
you to say, dear reader, to Christ’s
claim to Kingship over your life?
Should we not say, “He is not only
king of the Jews, he is the King at
my life”?
II. The "nests Said, "We Have
No King” (19:19-16).
Pilate, in fleshly pride, taunted
Jesus with his power to determine
his fate. He did have much power
as the representative of Rome, but
power over Jesus he did not have.
Majestic indeed was the reply ol
the King. In a brief sentence Jesus
put Pilate on trial before the judg
ment throne of God. Only because
the time Ivd come for the Son oi
God to die was Pilate permitted to
exercise his governmental power
(see Rom. 13:1), and he would an
swer for his decision one day in the
presence of God.
Of especial interest to us just
now is the statement of Jesus: “He
that delivered me unto thee hath
the greater sin.” It was the high
priest Caiaphas who had that guilt.
Yes, and it was the high priests
who declared, "We have no king
but Caesar,” after Pilate, driven by
their cunning threat (v. 12), had
sarcastically asked them, "Shall I
crucify your king?” (v. 15).
The awful declaration which they
made then was on behalf of the en
tire nation, and declared themselves
against Jesus and loyal to Lie pagan
Caesar.
No King? Countless are the men
and women today who by their re
jection of Christ have declared that
they would not have him rule over
them. And sad but true is the fact
that those who neglect to receive
| his great salvation have rejected
him!
III. Jesus Said, “It Is Finished"
, (19:25-30).
In his time of greatest anguish
Jesus, in an act of tender thought
| fulness, provided for his mother,
and gave the beloved disciple John
u high place of privilege and re
sponsibility, He thus, as he made
his last request, brought together
the two who in all his human rela
tionships had been closest to hia
heart.
Ready for the final word before
! he died, Jesus received the refresh
ment which quenched his awful
i thirst. Then crying out with a loud
voice, “It is finished” (Matt. 27:50),
he commended his soul into the
hands of the Father (Luke 23:46).
What was finished? The great re
demptive work, the work of recon
ciliation and atonement. The Lamb
erf God had made his great sacrifice
Tor the world—it is this that was
completed. Our great Substitute had
paid the great ransom price, paid
it to the uttermost farthir.®
“It is*finished indeed. Others will
yet preach and teach, and Jesus
will work through them; as the King
on David’s throne his regal work
will continue forever; but the re
demptive shedding of his blood once
for all is finished, and stands as
finished forever (Heb. 7:27; 9:12,
26; Rom. 6:10)” (R. C. H. Lenski)!
Hallelujah, what a Saviourl Is be
your Saviour? If not, turn to him by
faith just now.
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