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Psalm 91: 59 The Gospel
Thou shalt no be afraid of terror at night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thosand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
Jerome Oppenheim, 68
Jerome H. Oppenheim, 68, of Scotch Plains died on Saturday, January 9, at home.
Born in Newark, he had lived in Springfield before moving to Scotch Plains 20 years ago.
Mr. Oppenheim had been a certified public accountant with M. D. Oppenheim, a familyowned accounting business in Piscataway, for more than 25 years before retiring in 1976.
He graduated in 1954 from Pace University in New York with a degree in accounting, and was awarded his certified public accounting certificate the same year.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Carol Oppenheim; a daughter, Roberta Bamberger; a son, David Oppenheim; a sister, Joan Chait, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 10, in the Menorah Chapels at Millburn in Union.
January 14, 1999
– Obituaries –
– Directory to Houses of Worship –
ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Robert Griffiths
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield
Reverend Kevin Clark
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS 1781 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
Bishop Kirk Bristol
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Deer Path & Meeting House Lane,
Mountainside (908) 2329490
Reverend Christopher R. Belden
CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church)
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 1920 Cliffwood Street, Scotch Plains
Rabbi George Nudell
ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
Dr. Ellis Long
EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Reverend Kevin M. Brennan
FANWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Martine Avenue & La Grande Avenue,
Fanwood (908) 8898891
Reverend Robert T. Snell
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 170 Elm Street, Westfield
Dr. Robert L. Harvey
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 257 Midway Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 3228461 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 2335029
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield
Reverend Harry Taylor Reverend Pamela Gilchrist
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Reverend Sam Chong
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield
Reverend David F. Harwood
GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 2333938 or (908) 2324403
Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield
Reverend Dimitrios Antokas
HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield
Reverend Joseph Masielio
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend John F. Kennedy
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH 823 Jerusalem Road
Reverend Clement Griffin
MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside
Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg
OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside
Reverend Patrick J. Leonard
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WESTFIELD 140 Mountain Avenue
Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield
Reverend Paul E. Kritsch
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Michael A. Merlucci
ST. HELEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield
Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke
ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.
ST. LUKE’S AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH 500 Downer Street, Westfield
Reverend Leon E. Randall
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield
Reverend Richard W. Reid
SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Gary Rothwell
TEMPLE BETH O’R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark
Rabbi Shawn B. Zell
TEMPLE EMANUEL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield
Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff
TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Michael C. Seaman
TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood
(908) 3224055 WILLOW GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 2325678
Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel
WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood
Lighthouse Parishioners Welcome Community As They Await Building
By SONIA V. OWCHARIW
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
The Lighthouse Baptist Church, which maintains a ministry based on the principle that Jesus Christ served as a substitute on the cross for human sins, has invited members of the community to attend its worship service each Sunday in Westfield.
Currently, services are being held at the Westfield Community Center, located at 558 West Broad Street, until a building for the congregation is purchased.
“We are not just a building; we care about people,” said Christina Gelhausen, a Sunday school teacher and wife of Pastor Jim Gelhausen.
“The Lighthouse Baptist Church is a church with the desire to reach families who want Biblical truth, principles, and wholesome activities that support family values with a
Biblical foundation,” revealed Pastor Gelhausen. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Pastor Gelhausen served in the Navy for six years aboard USS Pharris (FF1094). After his military service, he attended HylesAnderson College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pastoral Theology, and a master’s degree in School Administration.
Mrs. Gelhausen earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the same college, where she and her husband met.
“This Baptist church will consist of various outreach programs for adults, teens, and children,” said Pastor Gelhausen of his plans for the ministry once a new building has been acquired. “We will offer missions, vacation Bible school, and retreats for all ages,” he added.
The congregation’s anticipated new home will be Westfield’s third Baptist Church, joining the Bethel Baptist Church on Trinity Place and the First Baptist Church on Elm Street.
Pastor Gelhausen worked for eight years in Chicago with troubled teenagers who were involved with gangs, alcohol, and drug addiction.
“As a result, from the kids whom I worked with, one’s in Bible College, three are at a Christian high school, and one was named as a Christian role model,” said Pastor Gelhausen.
The Pastor has also worked in various ministries for over 14 years with adults and children.
The Lighthouse Baptist Church holds Sunday school at 9: 45 a. m., a morning service at 10: 45 a. m., and an evening service at 6 p. m. Special music, testimonies and refreshments are all part of the church’s program.
“We believe the basis for our church and its doctrine is what is written in the Bible. We strictly go by the Bible. Salvation depends solely what Jesus did,” emphasized Pastor Gelhausen.
First United Methodist Sets Technology Class Sessions
WESTFIELD – The First United Methodist Church of Westfield has announced that it will hold a sixsession Adult Continuing Education Class entitled, “Social and Ethical Perspectives on Technology” on Sunday mornings at 9: 45 a. m. in Room No. 208 beginning on January 17.
Bob Anderson and Dr. David Keeton, who are both members of the church, will lead the classes.
Mr. Anderson is Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Director of General Education at The College of New Jersey, formerly Trenton State College.
Dr. Keeton is an Adjunct Professor at The College of New Jersey and is also President of ARCAN Enterprises.
The community is invited to attend these sessions which will ex
CLASS LEADERS… The First United Methodist Church of Westfield will hold a sixsession Adult Continuing Education Class entitled, “Social and Ethical Perspectives on Technology” on Sunday mornings at 9: 45 a. m. in Room No. 208 beginning on January 17. Bob Anderson and Dr. David Keeton, who are both members of the church, will lead the classes. The sessions will focus on the impact of technology on society and life decisions.
plore issues elated to technology, its impact on society and life decisions. For more information, please contact Herb Brynildsen at the church office at (908) 2334211.
Catholic Golden Age Sets Upcoming Meeting
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Chapter of the Catholic Golden Age will host its next meeting on Sunday, January 17, at 1: 30 p. m. at St. Bartholomew’s Nelligan Hall, 2032 Westfield Avenue in Scotch Plains.
A presentation on auto/ travel safety will be given by a representative of AAA Automobile Club Speakers Bureau.
Future programs for our monthly meetings will include the Golden Lights, a musical group from Evangel Church; Choreographer Joe Harko; and the Chansonettes of Westfield.
All meetings will be held on the third Sunday of each month. However, in June, the meeting will be held on the fourth Sunday, in deference to Father’s Day.
For more information, please contact John at (908) 3221804 or Charlie Smith at (908) 8892152.
Willow Grove PreSchool Announces Open House
SCOTCH PLAINS — Willow Grove PreSchool, 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains will hold a Parent PreRegistration Open House for the 19992000 school year on Wednesday, January 20, at 10: 30 a. m. in the Wedgewood Room of the school.
A slide show, which will provide an overview of the program, will be presented along with a tour of the facility by Director Kathy Calello.
Willow Grove PreSchool is a Christian PreSchool, sponsored by Willow Grove Presbyterian Church and licensed by the State of New Jersey.
Class teachers are state certified educators. Classes are offered for children who will be two and a half by Friday, October 1 for the 3 Minus Program.
Classes are also available for 3 Year Old, 4 Year Old and the 4 + Class for children who either miss the kindergarten cutoff date or need another year of
MERRY PRESCHOOLERS… Willow Grove PreSchool recently held their Christmas Program for the PreSchool families. Pictured, left to right, are: Kendall Fawcett, Bobby Dyckman, Murphy Hansen, Sean Cannon Danny Nizolak, Connor Vogel, and Roman Gerus, from the 4+ Class singing “Away in a Manager.”
preschool. Registration for the 19992000 school year will begin on Monday, February 15 for present enrollees and alumni, Open registration will begin on Monday, February 22.
For further information, please contact Mrs. Calello, at (908) 2327117.
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE… St. Bartholomew School in Scotch Plains celebrated the holiday season with their Christmas program. Eighth graders reenacted the birth of Jesus while other students sang and played musical instruments. A separate choir performed offstage. Preschoolers portrayed sheep and shepherds during the grand finale. Pictured, left to right, are: angels, Shannan Osbahr, Alison Clark, Janet Johnson, Jennifer Juba, Kathleen Murray; shepherds, Ann Cossolini, Anthony D’Errico, Christopher Breen, Zennie Ann Piedad, Ray Dinizo, Kevin Gates, Ace Velarde, Anthony Ilsdro and Michael Jiran; lambs, Edward Lopez, Mary Leahy, Mary Soorial, Blair Bamrick, Donna Camarda, Ananya SenGupta, Steven Hetem and Anthony Livingstone, and front row choir, Julianne Berger, Melissa Lomiguen, Jackie Macri, Ashley Meyn, Emilie Oliver, and Betsy Lopez.
Arbor Chamber Concert To Host String Quartet
WESTFIELD — The Brentano String Quartet, mezzosoprano Janice Meyerson, and pianist Lenore Fishman Davis will perform in the next concert of the Arbor Chamber Music Society.
The concert, the second in the Arbor group’s 19981999 series, will take place at the Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood, at 8 p. m. on Saturday, January 16, and at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 East Broad Street in Westfield, at 4 p. m. on Sunday, January 17.
This concert will be sponsored by Chase Manhattan Bank.
The musical offerings will include Mozart’s “Piano Quartet in G Minor,” Schubert’s “G Major Strom Quartet, D. 887,” and Berlioz’s “Les Nuit d’Ete.”
Founded in 1991 by Ms. Davis, a Westfield resident, the Arbor Chamber Music Society has performed for seven years in New Jersey.
Composer John Sichel will deliver a talk at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 45 minutes before the Sunday performance.
The Brentano String Quartet, founded in 1992, is the first quartetinresidence at New York University, and has been selected to take part in the Chamber Music Society Two of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The awardwinning ensemble has performed nationally and interna tionally.
Its musicians include Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violinists; Misha Amory, violist, and Nina Maria Lee, the group’s new cellist.
Since making her professional debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Ms. Meyerson has performed in opera houses and concert halls on four continents in a wideranging repertoire.
Ms. Davis made her concert debut at age 7 in New York’s Town Hall. She has appeared as a soloist and a chamber musician in concert halls throughout the United States and in Europe.
The Arbor Chamber Music Society is funded in part by the New Jersey Council on the Arts through a grant administered by the Essex County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
The Music Society has also received funding from the Westfield Foundation and the Bergen Foundation for a coaching program for Raymond Wojcik’s orchestral students at Westfield High School.
Admission will be $17.50 per concert and $14 for senior citizens. Fourconcert subscriptions are $60 and $48, respectively. Students are admitted free (recommended for ages 10 and older).
To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call (908) 2321116 or write to Arbor Chamber Music, P. O. Box 2901, Westfield 07091.
Choral Art Society Sets Bach, Handel Concert
WESTFIELD — The Choral Art Society of New Jersey will present a Bach and Handel Concert on Saturday, January 16, at 8 p. m., at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
The cost of the concert will be $15 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens and students at the door.
Kathleen HealyWedsworth, Musical Director of the Society, will conduct the chorus, chamber orchestra, and soloists.
They will perform two works by Bach, “Cantata 131” (Out of the Depths), BWV 131, and “Mass in F Major,” BWV 233, and two works by Handel, “Psalm 112” and “Coronation Anthem No. 4 (Let Thy Hand Be Strenghthened).
The performance will also feature twoand threepart treble music sung by the Somerset Hills Children’s Chorus, directed by Patricia Joyce.
For tickets or further information, please call (908) 2321120.
Westfield Welcome Wagon Posts January Activities
WESTFIELD – The Welcome Wagon of Westfield has announced its schedule of activities and events for the month of January.
On Thursday, January 21, the group will hold its monthly dinner.
This night out gives area women an opportunity to socialize and enjoy the company of other local women while offering the occasion to meet new people.
The club will also hold weekly playgroups, monthly book discussions, a walking group and a weekly community service project.
The Welcome Wagon Club of Westfield is a nonprofit organization which provides a variety of daytime and evening activities for women and their families who would like to get to know others in the community.
Membership is open to all women in the Westfield area.
For more information about the club, please call Rachel Binkowitz at (908) 7897373 or visit the Internet at www. westfieldnj. com/ welcome.
Ketubah Couples Plan Dinner for January 24
The B’nai B’rith Ketubah Married Couples Unit for couples aged 40 and over will meet for a dinner on Sunday, January 24, at 5 p. m. at the Portuguese Manor, 310 Elm Street in Perth Amboy.
The cost of the dinner includes whatever meal is ordered. Potential members are invited to attend.
Those interested in attending the dinner or in further information about the Ketubah Unit are asked to call Phyllis at (973) 9925791 by Friday, January 22.
Anna B. Sturm, 94, Active Member At Redeemer Lutheran Church
Anna B. Sturm, 94, of Somerset died on Thursday, December 17, at Willow Creek Care Center in Somerset.
Born in Brooklyn, she had lived in Menlo Park and in Westfield at the Westfield Senior Citizen Housing.
Mrs. Sturm was a member of the Westfield Redeemer Lutheran Church in Westfield. She was a lifelong member of the Granite Chapter, now Mizpah’s Star, Chapter No. 410, of the Eastern Star.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Sturm, in 1973. Surviving are her brother, Paul Henry Klett of Scottsdale, Arizona; her sister, Barbara Menzel of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 30, at 12: 30 p. m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Westfield.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Avenue, Cranford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cowperthwaite and Clark
Streets, Westfield, 07090, in care of the Reverend Paul Kritsch.
January 14, 1999