Page 10 Thursday, April 2, 1998 The Westfield Leader The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
– Directory to Houses of Worship – – Directory to Houses of Worship –
ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 8047
Reverend Robert Griffiths
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield
(908) 232- 4250
Reverend Kevin Clark
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER- DAY SAINTS 1781 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 889- 5556
Bishop Kirk Bristol
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Deer Path & Meeting House Lane,
Mountainside (908) 232- 9490
Reverend Christopher R. Belden
CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(732) 541- 4849
(Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church)
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 1920 Cliffwood Street, Scotch Plains
(908) 889- 1830
Rabbi George Nudell
ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
(908) 233- 4946
Dr. Ellis Long
EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 9300
Reverend Kevin M. Brennan
FANWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Martine Avenue & La Grande Avenue,
Fanwood (908) 889- 8891
Reverend Stephanie Miller- McLane
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 170 Elm Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2278
Dr. Robert L. Harvey
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 257 Midway Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 322- 8461 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 233- 5029
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2494
Reverend Dr. John G. Wightman
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 9222
Reverend Sam Chong
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 4211
Reverend David F. Harwood
GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 233- 3938 or (908) 232- 4403
Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield
(908) 233- 8533
Reverend Dimitrios Antokas
HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 8137
Reverend Joseph Masielio
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Westfield
(908) 889- 2100
Reverend John F. Kennedy
MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside
(908) 232- 3456
Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg
OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside
(908) 232- 1162
Reverend Patrick J. Leonard
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WESTFIELD 140 Mountain Avenue
(908) 233- 0301
Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield
(908) 232- 1517
Reverend Paul E. Kritsch
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 5192
Reverend Michael A. Merlucci
ST. HELEN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield
(908) 232- 1214
Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke
ST. JOHN'S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 232- 6972
Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.
ST. LUKE'S AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH 500 Downer Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2547
Reverend Leon E. Randall
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 8506
Reverend Richard W. Reid
SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 5487
Reverend Linda Hart
TEMPLE BETH O'R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark
(732) 381- 8403
Rabbi Shawn B. Zell
TEMPLE EMANU- EL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 6770
Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff
TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 7151
Michael C. Seaman
TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood
(908) 322- 4055 WILLOW GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 232- 5678
Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel
WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 889- 2375
Willow Grove Announces Services for Easter Week
The Reverend Kenneth Hetzel, Pastor, has announced a series of special worship services that will be held at the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains in observance of the Easter season.
The Palm Sunday service on April 5 will begin with a procession of Sunday school children leading the choir down the aisle, waving palm
fronds and laying cloths along the route, to symbolize the victorious entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
The theme of the Holy Week services, which will be held each evening of the week, will be how different people perceived Christ during his final week leading up to Easter.
Each weeknight service will be held in the church sanctuary at 8 p. m. and will last about an hour.
During the Holy Thursday service on April 9, Communion will be served, followed by prayers for healing and anointing with oil for those who request it.
On April 10, the Good Friday service will feature the Chancel Choir's presentation of Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem," led by Director of Music Rick Kopituk.
The celebration of Easter will take place on Sunday, April 12, and a series of messages with the Easter theme will continue through Pentecost Sunday, May 31.
All are invited to visit Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, located at 1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, across the street from the Southside Firehouse.
For further information or to speak with Reverend Hetzel, please call the church office at (908) 232- 5678.
Torah Center to Sell Matzos at Supermarket
The Union County Torah Center has announced that it has arranged for handmade Shmurah Matzo to be sold at Edwards Super Food Store, located at 219 Elm Street in Westfield, and at the ShopRite of Clark, located at 76 Central Avenue in Clark.
"Shmura" means watched and is a description of this matzo. The wheat used is carefully watched and protected against any contact with water from the moment of harvest, as water would cause leavening and thus disqualify the wheat for use on Passover.
These matzos are round in form, kneaded and shaped by hand, similar to the matzos baked by the Jews on their way out of Egypt. They are baked under strict supervision, avoiding any possibility of leavening during the baking process.
For more information and to receive a free holiday guide, please call the Torah Center at (908) 789- 5252.
First Baptist Announces Services for Holy Week
The First Baptist Church of Westfield, located at 170 Elm Street, will hold several services for Holy Week, April 9 through 12.
There will be a Maundy Thursday service at 7: 30 p. m. on April 9, celebrating the Last Supper. For Good Friday, April 10, a service of music and meditation will be held from 1 to 1: 30 p. m.
On Easter Sunday, April 12, the 10: 30 a. m. worship service will feature special music and preaching.
Fanwood Presbyterian Sets Prayer Services
Members of the community are invited to the Fanwood Presbyterian Church for brief prayer services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6, 7 and 8, at 7 a. m.
These services will be held in the chancel area of the sanctuary and may be accessed by either the front or parking lot entrance of the church, which is located on the corner of Martine and La Grande Avenues.
For further information, please call the church office at (908) 889- 8891.
Jazz Quartet Brings Calvary Concert Series to A Close
A NIGHT OF JAZZ... Positive Rhythmic Force will perform at this season's Calvary Concerts on Friday, April 3. The concert will be presented at Calvary Lutheran Church in Cranford at 8 p. m. WESTFIELD REMEMBERS PAUL ROBESON... Lenore Scurry and Vivian
Cook of the Paul Robeson Centennial Committee stand with Mayor Thomas C. Jardim, and the signed proclamation proclaiming the week of April 5 through 11, the centennial year of Paul Robeson's birth, as Paul Robeson Week.
Retired Bishop to be Speaker At Robeson Service Sunday
Retired Bishop J. Clinton Hoggard will be the principal speaker this Sunday, April 5, at the Paul Robeson Centennial Service at St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Westfield.
The service will open a week of activities in Westfield marking the 100th anniversary of Robeson's birth.
Bishop Hoggard's association with the Robeson family goes back many years, and the clergyman delivered the eulogy at Robeson's funeral in 1976 in New York City.
Coincidentally, the bishop's father, the Reverend J. M. Hoggard, officiated at the funeral of Robeson's father, William, in 1918 in Somerville.
William Robeson was Pastor of St. Luke Church from 1907 to 1910, and young Paul helped his father build the church and sang at services there. From
1912 to 1914, Bishop Hoggard's father was Pastor of the same church.
The Centennial Service will start at 4 p. m., following the 3: 30 p. m. dedication of a street marker outside St. Luke's Church, permanently designating the intersection of Downer Street and Osborn Avenue as "Paul Robeson Corner."
Two other persons with direct links to Robeson will participate in the Westfield celebration.
Lloyd L. Brown, a longtime friend and biographer of Robeson, will speak on "The Young Paul Robeson in Westfield" at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street, on Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p. m.
He will also sign copies of his biography of the performing artist and human rights activist, entitled "The Young Paul Robeson: On My Journey Now." This event is open to the public.
On Thursday, April 9, the date of Robeson's birth, a luncheon will be held at noon in the Assembly Hall of the The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue. Robeson's granddaughter, Susan, will speak at the luncheon of her recollections of her grandfather.
Ms. Robeson, a documentary film maker and an Emmy Award winning television producer, is currently Artistin- Residence at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She will autograph posters especially created for the occasion.
Tickets to the luncheon cost $10 and are available from The Town Book Store, Westfield Community Center, and Music Staff, all in Westfield.
Bishop J. Clinton Hoggard
Positive Rhythmic Force, a quartet of young accomplished musicians dedicated to performing music from the jazz tradition and beyond, will bring their swinging group sound to the last of this season's Calvary Concerts on Friday, April 3.
The concert will be presented at Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 108 Eastman Street in Cranford, at 8 p. m.
Trumpeter Jason Berg, pianist Noah Baerman, bassist Ben Tedoff and drummer Sunny Jain draw upon a wide variety of music. Their repertoire includes original compositions by each band member, as well as personalized interpretations of jazz standards by such artists as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Thelonius Monk.
Individually the members of Postive Rhythmic Force have recorded and performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Their credentials include performances with such jazz artists such as
Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Ted Dunbar, Earl May, Jackie McLean and James Spaulding.
They also have received many honors, including awards from Downbeat
magazine and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. In 1996 they released their widely praised debut compact disc, "Positive Rhythmic Force," and they have just released their second compact disc, "The Question Is" on the boffo! label.
Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors, students with identification and children. Tickets may be purchased by calling Calvary Lutheran Church at (908) 276- 2418. Tickets will be sold at the door on a space available basis.
This performance brings to a successful close the first season of the Calvary Concert Series, a musical offering to the community of quality performances at affordable prices.
For information about next year's concert series, please call Calvary Lutheran Church at (908) 889- 5329.
SPRING HAS DEFINITELY SPRUNG… First and second graders from Redeemer Lutheran School in Westfield recently enjoyed some spring weather as they lifted a parachute during their gym class.
St. Helen's Church Reveals Services for Easter Week
SYMBOL OF FAITH… A large wooden cross with a crown of thorns and a royal purple drape symbolizing sorrow and repentance was recently erected before St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield in observance of the six- week Lenten season. Lenten Prayer breakfasts are held at 6 a. m. on Wednesdays for men and on Thursdays for women. All parishioners are invited to participate in these and the other scheduled services. For more information, please call (908) 232- 1214.
St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield has announced its schedule of Holy Week services leading up to the celebration of Easter.
The schedule of events will begin with a re- enactment of the Passion of Our Lord by parish teens and the distribution of palms at all masses on Saturday, April 4, and Palm Sunday, April 5.
On Holy Thursday, April 9, the church will offer a liturgy of the Lord's Supper at 8 p. m. Private adoration will take place afterwards from 9 p. m. to midnight. On Good Friday, April 10, the liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord will begin at 3 p. m.
Contemporary Stations of the Cross, a re- enactment performed by parish teens, will take place at 8 p. m. A solemn Easter Vigil will take place on Holy Saturday, April 11, at 7: 30 p. m. Also scheduled are the Easter Liturgy and Sacraments of Initiation for Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults candidates and catechumens.
Easter Sunday services will begin with a Sunrise Mass starting at 6: 15 a. m. in the parking lot of St. Helen's Church. Other masses will be held at 8 a. m., a Children's Mass at 9: 15 a. m., 10: 45 a. m. and 12: 15 p. m.
All services will take place in both the church and the Parish Center except for the 8 a. m. mass, which will only be held in the church.
Because of severe overcrowding, only parents with small children are requested to attend the 9: 15 a. m. Children's Liturgy. Adults may go to services in the Parish Center. There will be no 6: 30 p. m. liturgy on Easter.
The church will also hold Confir mation on Sunday, April 26, and First
Eucharist on Saturdays, May 2 and May 9. Parishioners, guests and the general public are invited to participate in all community services.
Kerry Stubbs to Perform At Paul Robeson Luncheon
Kerry Stubbs has been invited to perform at the Paul Robeson luncheon which will be held on Thursday, April 9, at noon in The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Mr. Stubbs, a professional tenor vocalist, will sing several selections without accompaniment.
He is expected to perform "Old Man River" by Jerome Kern, and the Negro spirituals "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" and "Balm and Gilead."
Mr. Stubbs, a native of Jamaica, West Indies, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College. He has been performing professionally for the past 20 years.
He has been a soloist at the New York Philharmonic as well as a performer in Off- Broadway productions and on public television, and cur- rently teaches voice at the New Jersey
Workshop for the Arts. Mr. Stubbs will again perform at the Westfield Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 25, at 9: 15 a. m., when he will sing "God Bless America."
Reconstructionism To be Topic Tonight At Temple Emanu- El
What is a Reconstructionist Jew? The Reconstructionist branch of contemporary Judaism will be discussed tonight, Thursday, April 2, at 8 p. m. at Temple Emanu- El in Westfield.
Founded by Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan more than 70 years ago, Reconstructionism has profoundly influenced Reform and Conservative Judaism, according to the temple office.
Rabbi Les Bronstein, spiritual leader of a Reconstructionist synagogue, will be the guest speaker. To register, please call the temple office at (908) 232- 6770. Temple EmanuEl is located at 756 East Broad Street.
Temple Emanu- El Sets Passover Services
Temple Emanu- El of Westfield is inviting the community to join the congregation as it celebrates Passover with several special services.
On Shabbat morning, Saturday, April 11, at 10 a. m., a worship will be held using the additional Pesach liturgy and Torah reading. Seven congregational members will be chanting Torah, responding to Rabbi Eric Yoffie's call for "Reform Jewish Literacy," a temple spokesman explained.
At 5: 45 p. m., the same day, the Second Night Family Seder, where the congregation will learn the meaning of communal freedom, will be held. On Friday, April 17, at 10 a. m., the community is invited to join in a celebration for the last day of Passover when the Yizkor will be read.
Please call the temple office at (908) 232- 6700 for further information and to make reservations for the Family Seder.
Local Ministerium Receives Message of Encouragement
A message of education and encouragement was delivered to the Westfield Ministerium on March 18 at the First Baptist Church in Westfield by the entire staff of the Counseling Centers for Human Development based in Cranford.
Titled Today's Counseling Needs, the seven therapists shared information on depression, anxiety and panic disorders, when children need pro fessional help, working with couples,
spiritual aspects- of therapy, medication and hospitalization. Each of the therapists has training beyond a master's degree and are well experienced.
Anyone desiring to contact the center can call the Director, Dr. J. Vernon Whittenburg, at (908) 276- 0590. The center is non- profit and fees are set on a sliding scale.
VALUABLE MESSAGE... Pictured at the Westfield Ministerium meeting March 18 at the First Baptist Church in Westfield, left to right, are: Dr. Paul Syracuse, consulting psychiatrist; Susan B. Bottorff, Ronald Peterson, Carol Spelman and Grace Doctorow.