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Page 10 Thursday, April 1, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION


Presentation at SP Baptist Planned for Good Friday

SCOTCH PLAINS — Saint Peter, in the form of a dramatic monologue by Reverand Gary F. Rothwell, will be visiting Scotch Plains Baptist Church for its Good Friday service.

Saint Peter will be sharing his personal encounter with Jesus and his eyewitness account of the crucifixion and resurrection.

The visit will take place during the noon service on April 2.

Pastor Rothwell is a graduate of Golden Gate Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California.

This is his first dramatic presentation at Scotch Plains Baptist Church since he came as its pastor last July. He often presented biblical stories in this format for his former church and for the local community.

The Good Friday service is free and is open to the public.

Scotch Plains Baptist Church is

GENEROUS DONATION…The generosity of the parishioners from Westfield's Church of St. Helen, along with local public school projects for disaster relief, enabled help to be given to the Catholic Relief Services for victims of the hurricane in Honduras and the earthquake in Colombia. Reverend Monsignor Joseph Slinger, left, a Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Newark and a weekend assistant at St. Helen's is shown accepting financial aid in the form of a $7,000 check from Marilyn Ryan, Pastoral Associate with the Reverend Monsignor James Burke, St. Helen's Pastor, looking on. Along with the financial assistance, five truckloads of food and medical supplies were collected and sent to these devastated areas for the urgent and immediate needs of the many survivors.

Immaculate Heart Prepares Schedule For Holy Week

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains has announced its schedule of Holy Week services.

The Mass of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated tonight, Holy Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tomorrow, Good Friday, April 2, there will be Stations of the Cross at noon, and a Mass of Commemoration of the Lord's Passion at 7:30 p.m.

An Easter Vigil Service will be held on Holy Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday Masses will be held at 7:45, 9, 10:30 and noon on April 4.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered by appointment on these days. Please call the Immaculate Heart of Mary Rectory at (908) 889-2100 to make an appointment. The church is located at 1571 South Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains.

Baptist Church Sets Good Friday Camp

WESTFIELD — The First Baptist Church of Westfield, 170 Elm Street, will offer a Good Friday Day Camp on April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade children.

The camp, "Who Put the 'Good' in Good Friday?" will include lessons and crafts that explain the last week in the life of Jesus Christ, children's Easter songs and videos, outdoor recreation and lunch.

A $5 fee will cover lunch and materials. The Day Camp is open to the public. Please call the church office at (908) 233-2278 to register. located at 333 Park Avenue in Scotch

Plains. For more information, call (908) 322-5487.

Court Trinity Schedules Meeting For April 14

WESTFIELD — The next meeting of Court Trinity of the Catholic Daughters of America will be held on Wednesday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Rectory of Holy Trinity Church in Westfield, with Anna Checchio, Regent, presiding.

The main subject for discussion will be details of the scholarships that the Court traditionally awards to members of the graduation class of the Holy Trinity Interparochial School. Court officers will be elected for next year.

Last month, the Court donated to the Westfield Rescue Squad, to Di

saster Relief and to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry.

The National Court of the Catholic Daughters is now beginning a new Habitat-for-Humanity house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and it recently honored its ten-year pledge of $500,000 to the North American College in Rome. It also donated $8,000 for Disaster Relief to various dioceses.

The State Court of New Jersey will hold its annual Day of Recollection at St. Joseph's Shrine in Sterling, on Saturday, April 10.

Calvary Lutheran Prepares Upcoming Easter Services

CRANFORD – Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 108 Eastman Street in Cranford, has announced its schedule of Easter services which will be open to the public.

The Reverend George W. Freyberger will lead worship and preach at all services. Music will be under the direction of Jaye S. Newbold, Associate in Ministry.

Maundy Thursday services of Holy Communion with individual Absolution will be held at 11 a.m. and at 8 p.m. today, April 1. The evening service will include the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.

Tomorrow, April 2, the solemnity of Good Friday will be observed with a service of prayer and meditation with Tenebrae at 8 p.m. This service will include a choral meditation entitled "A Service of Shadows".

The observance of Easter will begin on Sunday, April 4, with festival services of Holy Communion at 8:30

and 11 a.m. Before each service the Paschal candle will be lit in the courtyard outside of the church and carried into the sanctuary where it will remain throughout the Easter season.

Both Easter services will include seasonal music presented by the Calvary Choir, the Senior Ringers, trumpeter Christopher Nelson of Scotch Plains, and baritone John Miller, vicar at Calvary.

At both services the congregation will join the choir in singing the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's

Messiah. Additionally, at the 11 a.m. service, the Children's and Youth Choirs will provide music.

Calvary Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and has been serving the CranfordWestfield area and surrounding communities for 70 years.

Baptist Church Celebrates Black History Month

CELEBRATING HISTORY…The Scotch Plains Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month during February with a different theme each week at the 11 a.m. worship service. Clarie Minnis, pictured at center, celebrates Kwanzaa during a presentation on February 14 with members of the congregation.

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Baptist Church, 333 Park Avenue, celebrated Black History Month during February by celebrating various aspects of the Negro experience during 11 a.m. worship services each week.

The first Sunday focused on the role of African-Americans and the contributions they have made in the Christian music world.

Contemporary composer and pastor Andrew Crouch was spotlighted, and his hymn "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power" was sung by Delores Stephens, accompanied at the piano by Irma Ferdinand.

The second Sunday of the month celebrated Kwanzaa and its Seven Principles (Nuuza Saba) as stated by

Dr. "Ron" Karengo in 1966. A demonstration of the use of the Kinara, a seven-branched candleholder, was conducted by Clarie E. Minnis. Children of the church, ages 3 through 10, were given an opportunity to participate.

On the third Sunday, the congregation focused upon the contributions made by African Americans in the field of literature, with a dramatic reading of "The Creation" by James Weldon Johnson.

The last Sunday in February ended with the entire audience joining in the singing of the National Negro Anthem, with words written by James Weldon Johnson and music by R. Rosamond Johnson. Vernez Stephens led the hymn.

First Congregational Plans Services For Holy Week

WESTFIELD — The First Congregational Church of Westfield will mark Holy Week with special services today, Thursday, April 1, through Easter Sunday, April 4. Visi

tors are invited to attend. This evening at 8 p.m., the church will mark Maundy Thursday with a Tenebrae service (a service of shadows), the retelling of the Last Supper, and Holy Communion.

The Good Friday service, which will be held tomorrow, April 2, at noon, will include the story of the Crucifixion and the service of Holy Communion.

Easter Sunday will be celebrated with identical services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Special choral and instrumental music will include the "Hallelujah" chorus by George Frederick Handel, the organ prelude "Toccata," by Charles Widor, and performances by a woodwind quintet.

A one-room schoolhouse for children ages 3 through third grade will be part of the 9 a.m. service only. Child care for infants to two-yearolds will be available in the crib room during both services. One coffee hour will be held for both services at 10 a.m.

The First Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ, and is located at 125 Elmer Street in Westfield.

For further information, please call the church office at (908) 233-2494.

Churches Plan to Unite For Service, Breakfast

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Baptist Church and the Calvary Chapel of Watchung will join together for an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 4, at 7 a.m.

The service will begin outside the Scotch Plains Baptist Church at a statue of the cross in front of the church (weather permitting), after which the congregations will unite for a processional into the church.

The worship band from Calvary Chapel will provide music for the occasion, and the pastors of both churches will use speak, using the text of a contemporary praise chorus entitled "Lord I Lift Your Name on High."

Breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall following the service. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call (908) 322-5487.

Hadassah Chapter Prepares Fine Arts and Crafts Show

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Chapter of Hadassah will host its 41st annual fine art and crafts show on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday,

April 11, at Temple, Emanu-El in Westfield.

This year, there will be a special exhibit highlighting the creativity of Garden State artists, 14 local high school students, as well as galleries displaying work from around the world.

The Fine Art and Crafts Show serves as the primary means of fulfilling Westfield Chapter's commitment to Hadassah's projects.

Founded in 1919. Hadassah is Israel's medical pacesetter in healing. teaching and research.

The Art Show will debut with a preview Cocktail Reception for patrons on April 10. It will be open to the public on Sunday. April 11 from noon to 9 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for senior citizens. Students are free. Lunch and snacks are available.

For additional information about the show, please call (908) 233-6531.

Rutgers Cooperative To Host Child Seminar

For Parents, April 6

WESTFIELD — A seminar to help parents manage their children's behavior will be offered at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County at the Westfield Administration Building, 300 North Avenue, East on Tuesday, April 6, from 7 to 9 p.m.

A $5 fee for materials will be payable at the door.

The seminar will focus on the power of positive attention.

According to Cynthia Whitman, author of "Win the Whining War and Other Skirmishes a family peace plan," by increasing positive attention, parents may be able to increase cooperation and reduce conflict with children ages two through 12.

Registration is required. For more information, please call (908) 6549854.

Join us for the Easter Feast

Celebrate Easter with us. There's no better time to experience the joy of communion with Jesus Christ. All Baptized persons

are welcome at the Lord's Table on this, the Lord's Day. And, of course, no reservations are necessary!

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 414 East Broad St. • Westfield • 908-232-8506

The Rev. Richard W. Reid, Interim Rector • The Rev. Diane Nancekivell, Interim Asst. Rector

(across from Mindowaskin Park)

7:45 – Eucharist 9:00 – Eucharist with

Children's Choir 11:15 – Eucharist with

Adult's Choir

Scotch Plains Baptist Church

333 Park Avenue • Scotch Plains • (908) 322-5487

Easter Week Services

Thursday, April 1

7:30pm – Maundy Thursday Christ and the Passover Communion Service

Friday, April 2

12 Noon – Good Friday Service

Sunday, April 4

7:00am – Sunrise Service Joint Service with Calvary Chapel of Watchung

9:30am – Sunday School 11:00am – Easter Service

All Welcome – Always! Rev. Gary Rothwell

April 1 April 2 April 4,

Local Students Named To Fall Dean's List At Providence College

WESTFIELD – Laura Wischusen, of Westfield, and Jessica Rodino, Thomas Klock and Kathryn Gurske, all of Scotch Plains, have been named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Fall 1998 semester.

Students must attain a 3.25 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a "C."

Westfield resident Laura is a mathsecondary education major and a member of the class of 1999.

Jessica is a business economics Major and a member of the class of 2002. Thomas is an accountancy major and a member of the class of 2001. Kathryn is an English major and a member of the class of 1999.

April 1, Maundy Thursday

7:00 p.m. – Symbolic Meal 8:00 p.m. – Service of Tenebrae

April 2, Good Friday

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Vigil Appropriate Reading Every ½ Hour

April 4, Easter Sunday

9:00 a.m. – Seekers Service 11:00 a.m. – Celebrate Christ


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