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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, January 14, 1999 Page 9


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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

(908) 3228047

Reverend Robert Griffiths

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield

(908) 2324250

Reverend Kevin Clark


(908) 8895556

Bishop Kirk Bristol


Mountainside (908) 2329490

Reverend Christopher R. Belden

CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(732) 5414849

(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

(908) 8891830

Rabbi George Nudell

ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield

(908) 2334946

Dr. Ellis Long

EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3229300

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

(908) 2332278

Dr. Robert L. Harvey



422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 2335029

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield

(908) 2332494

Reverend Harry Taylor Reverend Pamela Gilchrist

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3229222

Reverend Sam Chong

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2334211

Reverend David F. Harwood

GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 2333938 or (908) 2324403

Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.


(908) 2338533

Reverend Dimitrios Antokas

HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield

(908) 2328137

Reverend Joseph Masielio

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 8892100

Reverend John F. Kennedy


(908) 2332855

Reverend Clement Griffin

MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside

(908) 2323456

Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg

OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside

(908) 2321162

Reverend Patrick J. Leonard


(908) 2330301

Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield

(908) 2321517

Reverend Paul E. Kritsch


(908) 3225192

Reverend Michael A. Merlucci

ST. HELEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield

(908) 2321214

Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke

ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 2326972

Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.


(908) 2332547

Reverend Leon E. Randall

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2328506

Reverend Richard W. Reid

SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 3225487

Reverend Gary Rothwell

TEMPLE BETH O’R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark

(732) 3818403

Rabbi Shawn B. Zell

TEMPLE EMANUEL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2326770

Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff

TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3227151

Michael C. Seaman

TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood


1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 2325678

Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel

WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood

(908) 8892375

Lighthouse Parishioners Welcome Community As They Await Building


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
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