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June 1,2003 on Faith Jim Da i'idson I ers What's the principle cause of but were finally successful, ush- dissension in churches today? ering in the era of composing Styles of worship, especially and singing what we now call relating to music, the great hymns of the faith. Until recently, orders of wor- When gospel songs were ship in most churches were introduced, some thought them marked by a certain sameness: too fast, too light and often too singing hymns, Bible readings, loud. Still, they have endured, prayer, an offering, a sermon, having developed the faith of sometimes followed by an altar many, including some now will- call and a benediction, ing to relegate them to the past, Then came the worship revolu- depriving coming generations of Lion, a development that, for the their life changing power. most part, spurns congregational singing not addressed to God. Songs about God or His work in While singing praise our lives are considered not wor- choruses instead of shipful, giving birth to the writing hymns and focusing on a of praise choruses, many of which fresh way to worship has are truly great expressions of wor- brought some churches " ship, especially in my opinion, composer Randy Brown's "I new life it has divided oth- Want To Worship You" and "Iers into groups with con- Will Sing Your Praise." flicting tastes in music. This new view of worship has however caused a problem. This is no tirade against pro- Since most hymnals offer songs moting praise and emphasizing which do not meet the current worship. It is a call to recognize worship test they've been con- that heartfelt worship is signed to closets and replaced expressed in many forms and is with praise choruses which, in difficult to program. the absence of hymnals, appear Why not then use a blend of on movie screens or church both past and present styles? walls. An unhappy church mere- Why not widen the wonders of ber told me recently, "All the worship? singing at our church is off the Making worship and music wall." styles acceptable to all ages and The resentment expressed bypreferences will require love this peeved parishioner's pun is and mutual understanding but the downside to the growingachieving harmony in a church move to make worship more is always worth the effort. meaningful. While singing People who love one another praise choruses instead of can learn to appreciate a broader hymns and focusing on a fresh range of lyrics, beat and volume. way to worship has brought A study on the use of worship some churches new life it has music in the Bible may enable divided others into groups with the church to be of one accord. conflicting tastes in music. More than a century ago, the Is there a middle ground? respected English minister, C. Has the church ever gone H. Spurgeon, established through abrupt changes in wor- parameters for music in his ship and music styles before? church that would end most Yes. worship wars today: "No cho- At one time, churches sang rus is too loud, no orchestra too only Psalms or songs taken from large, no Psalm too lofty for other Biblical texts. Moves to praising the Lord." change met strong opposition Treatments of .... Sport & Work Injuries Accidents Other Pain Conditions Religion you cano Here is a question I would like "No. 1: Irritabaility. Are you for you to think with me about hurt and offended by people or for a few minutes today. Do you situations that should not bother live near a volcano? To this you? No. 2: Impatience. Do the question I am confident most weaknesses and limitations of people will say "no", save for others frustrate or exasperate those people who live near Mt. you? No. 3: Raised voice. To get St. Helens in Washington state your point across, do you speak and a number of others who live louder or even yell to get your near volcanoes in our newest point across? No. 4: Glaring states of Hawaii and Alaska. eyes. Do you stare with cold, When I did research for this col- mean eyes at someone who has umn, I learned a good deal more offended you? No. 5: Hurtful than I already knew and that a words. Do you show contempt volcano is "an opening in the or disapproval by calling people crust of the earth from which names? No. 6: Explosive steam, hot gases, ashes, etc., are actions. When tension builds, do expelled, forming a conical hill or you slam doors, pound your fist mountain with a central crater." or break things? No. 7: Argu- In this case, the word mentative. Do you allow your- "expelled" is not so foreboding, self to get involved in heated but when they "erupt" that's a arguments or debates?" different story. We have had When it comes to controlling more than 500 volcanic erup- anger, here is one of the real pit- Lions around the world in his- falls that often keeps many peo- toric times, but the one most pie from doing anything about it Americans remember vividly is until it's too late. Many people Mt. St. Helens back on May 14, think they have no problem with 1980. The first blast along with anger because they only "blow- subsequent blasts on May 25 up once in a while." Back to and June 12 left 57 people dead. what I said in the beginning, Now as bad as volcano eruptions "how would you like to live near are, I want to tell you about a a volcano that only erupted once different kind of eruption that is in a while.'?" You would live in far more destructive than any continual tension wondering if volcano eruption in the history today was the day it would erupt. of the world. I'm sure I don't have to tell you This is when human beings that this is the kind of stress that "erupt" because of a violent many marriages and families are temper. Whether it's in a fit of experiencing. rage or a deep seated anger, Anger is the number-one cause these people are destructive and of damaged marriages, abused in their wake they leave bruised children, and violence in the and battered lives that never home, school and workplace. It completely recover, is the common denominator Fortunately there is help for among juvenile delinquents and people who have deep-seated the reason that so many youth anger. Some time ago I ran are running away from home. To across a brochure on anger reso- do anything about deep seated lution that gave the details of a anger, we must be able to trace it character building course devel- to its roots. oped and presented by the Insti- If you would like to know Lute in Basic Life Principles more about the Anger Resolu- based in Oak Brook, I11. Here are Lion course, contact the Institute some symptoms of anger to con- in Basic Life Principles, Box sider as you think about your One, Oak Grove, II1., 60522, own life and your relationship 630-323-9800 or visit its Web with your family, co-workers, site www.iblp.org friends and others. Stay with who you Brian Volbrecht, A+ certified Troubleshooting Computer repair Networking Custom computers Upgrades Specializing in on-site calls seven days a Evenings by appointment. "1 service what they 482-8249 480-5384 handson @ midrivers com Yellowstone 0 0 0 DOT Physicals Available Chiro 222 2nd Ave. SW, Sidney Open 8 am-6 433-4757 Toll Free Our trained specialists will replace or repair lYOUr car's windshield quickly, carefully and affordably The auto glass experts! All major credit cards accepted 710 W. Holly 482-1544 Rock chip repair Window tinting Free pickup & Insurance Loaner car Side, back & SIDNEY for all your Main, Phone 433-2550, Rev. Ron spiritual needs. Masters, School of the Bible 9:15 am, Sunday Worship 10:30 am & 6 119 S Central pm, Wednesday Family Night 7 Ave., Sidneypm. 433-3335 BAHA'I FAITH, For information A church with a heart where the Word of God comes alive to the hearer. on local worship & study times call 482-4110 or 800-22-UNITE or visit www.us.bahai.org. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 502 S. Central, Phone 482-3706, Mike Backhaus, Pastor, Sunday Worship, 11 am & 6:30 pro, Sunday School 10 am, Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm. Tflnlff CARPENTER'S CHURCH, cor- Lutheran ChurchI her of 6th Ave. and 1 lth St. SE, 482-3028, Sunday School for all [ Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. | ages 9:30 am, Morning Worship I 214 S. Lincoln Ave., Sidney I 10:30 am, Evening Worship 6 pm, [ 433-2050 i Wed. Bible Study 6 pm. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 905 4th Sidney Assembly of God Everyone Welcome See our Web site for activities & announcements! www.sidneyagchurch.com ~dney.482-3737 INSURANCE LTD. William H. Green, manager Central Plaza Building, Suite # 16, Sidney 482-1606 1151 S Central, Sidney 482-2305 Ron Barone, manager i i i i St. SW, 433-3456, Sunday Worship 10:45 am, & 2 pm Bible School 9:45 am, Wed. Bible Class 7 pm "A Place You Are Always Welcome." CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 1215 5th St. SW, 482-3250 Church office & Family History Center; 482-6273 Church building or 482- 6340, Blaine Gifford, Bishop, Priesthood & Relief Society 10 am, Sunday School 11 am, Sacrament Meeting 11:50 am. CHURCH OF NAZARENE, Cor- ner of Lincoln & 9th St. SW, Phone 488-1956, Pastor Elwin Paulson, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship Services 11 am & 6 pro, Wednes- day Worship Service 7 pro. Wednesday Youth meeting 7 p.m. EBENEZER CONGREGATION. AL CHURCH, "Ebenezer - saying Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12, 118 4th Avenue NW, 482-1574, Pastor Bob Mee- han, Sunday School 9:30 am, Wor- ship Service 11 am, Wed. Bible Study 6:30 pm. FAITH ALLIANCE CHURCH, 301 E. Main, Phone 433-1112, Pas- tor Paul Turek, Sunday School 9:30 am, Worship Service 10:30 am & 6 pm, Wednesday prayer 7 pm. FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, 2181 W. Holly, 482- 4316, Sunday Service at 10:45 am & 6 pm, Sunday School at 9:45 am; Wed. Bible Study & Prayer 7 Pm. JEHOVAH'S WITNESS, 2301 3rd St. N.W. Sunday Public meeting 10 am; Watchtower Study 10:50 am. LONSDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 201 3rd Ave. SE, Phone 433-3110, Rev. Susan Twidwell Sunday School Faith .Alliance Church in 8idn and l airclew .Alliance Church will be holdlnt 8onHalweat County Fair Vacation Bible 8hool, June 9-13. F'airview VB8 time: ~9:30-11:30 a;m. and 8idne~ VB8 time: 1:80-3:30 p.m. Pall to let them know Sour child will be attendin l e, all for more information to Faith .Alliance at 433-1112 or l lrdew .Alliance 142-5425. 9:30 am, Sunday Worship Service Center Office. Saturday Mass 5:30 10:30 am. pm, Sunday Mass 9:30 am. SIDNEY LUTHERAN TRINITY LUTHERAN BRETHREN CHURCH, Red CHURCH, 214 S. Lincoln, Phone RAver Drive & Madison Lane, 433-2050, Sunday Worship Service Phone 433-2209, Senior Pastor 10:30 am. Bruce J. Vallevik, Assistant Pastor - THE CHURCH OF GOD, Pastor Tom Bechtold; Sunday Confirma- Victor Helmuth 488-1819, Sun Lion 9 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 Worship 11 am, S. School & Bible a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.; training 10 am; WE ARE CUR- Wed. family night, Bible study and RENTLY HOLDING SERVICES prayer time 7 p.m. AT LIBRARY BASEMENT IN PELLA LUTHERAN CHURCH SIDNEY ELCA 418 West Main, (corner of FAIRVIEW Main St. & Lincoln Ave.) Sunday COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN 8:30 am Traditional Service (radio CHURCH, Corner 4th & Central, broadcast on KTHC-FM-95.1); Sunday School 9:30 am, Sunday 9:30 am Sunday School; 10:30 am Worship I 1 am. Contemporary Worship. Pastor George Karres 433-3350. FAIRVIEwALLIANCE CHURCH, 702 Western Ave., PEOPLES CONGREGATIONAL Phone 747-5425, Kelly Sloan, Pas- CHURCH, UCC 405 10th Ave. tor. Sunday, 11 am, Sunday School SW, Church Office 433-3707, 9:45 am, Evening Worship, 6 pro. Interim Pastor Douglas Ostlund. ST. CATHERINE'S CATHOLIC Sunday morning worship 11 am, Sunday School 9:45 am. Nursery CHURCH, Mission Church, 309 care available. Communion first West 7th, Fairview. Phone 747- Sunday every month & Holy days. 5293, Father Greg Staudinger Mass 8 am, Preschool - 8th grade. Rel. SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY Ed. Classes, Sun. at 9 am - Senior LUTHERAN CHURcHAALC, High Rel. Ed. classes Wed. at 7 pm. 211 E. Holly Rd., David Huskamp, Pastor, Church 433-7479. Sunday ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Worship 9:30 am; Fellowship CHURCH, 310 Ellery Ave., Phone 10:30 am. Sunday School I 1 a.m. 742-5332. Sunday Worship 5:30 p.m. Bible study 7 p.m. Interm Pas- SIDNEY SEVENTH-DAY tor George Draper ADVENTIST, 2533 S. Central Ave., Arland Stmstad, Pastor, Hen- ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, tywood, 406-765-2053, George 309 S. Central, Phone 742-5523. Reiman, Lambert, 406-774-3365 Holy Communion 9 am, Pastor Sabbath School 9:30 am, Sat., Wor- Larry Quanbeck. ship Service 11 am Sat. LAMBERT ST. MATTHEW'S CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CHURCH, 219 7th St. SE, Phone ALLIANCE CHURCH, Phone 482-1068, Father Greg Staudinger 774-3368, Sunday School 10 am, & Rectory Office, 482,2510, Parish Worship 11 am, Sunday Eve. Ser- vice 6 pm. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH," Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School at 8 a.m. ST. THERESA 'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mission Church, 219 7th St. SE, Sidney. Phone 482-" 1068, Fr. Greg Staudinger. Sunday Mass 5 pm. SAVAGE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC 102 2nd Ave. S., 776-2218, or Office 482-3707, Interim Pastor Douglas Ostlund. Sunday morning worship and Sun- day School 9 am. Communion first Sunday of every month & Holy i days. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA, 294 4th Ave. S., Phone 776- 2218. Sunday School: 9:30-10:45 am, Sunday Worship: 1st, 3rd & 4th Sunday 11 am, 2nd Sunday 8:30 am. Pastor Betty K. Mawbey ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sunday Mass at ! I am. Father Greg Standinger, mis- sion of St. Matthew's Sidney,. Ph. 406-482-1068 YELLOWSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 173 Mesa, Phone 776- 2236, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship !1 am. SKAAR GRACE LUTHERAN'CHURCH ELCA Skaar, ND Church Office 776-2218, 776-2219. 2nd Sunday 11:30 am at Squaw Gap Communi- ty Hall with Potluck; 4th Sunday 2:30 pm Grace Church, Pastor Betty K. Mawbey RICHEY AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA, Worship 9 a.m. & Sunday School 10 a.m., Sun- day.Pastor David Aaseng. CHRISTIAN MalSSIoNARY ALLIANCE, Vanghan White, Pas- tor. ST. FRANCES DESCALES CATHOLIC CHURCH, Phone 485-3520 for information, Circle, MT, Sunday ! l am Eucharistic Ser- vice. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Worship service, 8:30 am. Pastor Susan Twidwell. . CARTWRIGHT ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Rev. Marianne Ell, Vicar 572-9278 or call 744-5310 Sunday 9 (MT) am; Sunday School, 8:15 (MT) am; Mt. Holy Communion I: 15 p.m. ECW 2nd Monday CIRCLE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, Worship Service Sunday 11 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 am, Pastor David Aaseng. Lonsdale United Methodist SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:3 WOeSH~. 10:30 a.m. q BIBLE STUDY: THE RE~L 201 3rd Ave. S.E., Sidney Open Sunday, 11 Pharmacy closed 402 East Main, Sidney ..... Lutherani Sunday morning: 10:30 a.m.: Sunday "Serving area since 114 2nd Ave. $E, Sidr Painting .Free Call Fairview Lambert St. Matthew's Fahvlew 742-5441 303 S. Ellery, Fairview 809 E. Main, 433-3400