“Religion Of The Burning
Heart” Is Touch ton Theme
The pastor of the Firt Metho
dist (Old Stone) Church will
preach at the Sunday morning
worship service on the topic
“Christianity The Religion Of The
As two of the disciples journey
ed to Jerusalem they met Jesus
who walked along with them, but
they did not know that it was
Jesus. He explained to them how
that Christ must suffer and then
enter into glory.
Later as they talked about this
conference they said that their
hearts burned within them. Few
things have been done in the field
of worthy endeavor that was not
supported by those whose hearts
had been warmed to serve.
At the evening worship hour
Mr. Touchton's topic will be
Worship Is Costly. Only through
sacrifice do men learn how
much God cares for their de
votion and love.
Mr. Wilbur Phipps will be guest
organist. The choir under the
direction of Mr. Earl Anderson
will sing in the morning “Gloria”
-Mozart. And in the evening the
choir’s anthem will be “The Hea
vens are Telling” - Beethoven.
At the morning service Mr. Ju
lius H. DuPree will sing Holy
City - Gaul.
Paul' Conversion at Damascus
BY RALPH ROGERS
Feared and dreaded by the ‘Fol
lowers of the Way,’ 'Saul of Tar
sus had just successfully convict
ed Stephen of blasphemy before
the Council at Jerusalem. Fired
by the success of his efforts, he
sought and obtained the necessary
papers to apprehend and bring
bound to Jerusalem any of the
sect whom he might find in Da
mascus. Blinded by the light from
on high he was led into Damas
cus where be was converted in the
house of one called Judas by An
anias, Immediately “he preached
Christ in the synagogues, that he
is tlje Son of God." (Acts 9:20)
Paul then preached with such
zeal that it created a bad riot
when he returned to Jerusalem
and he was cornered by the mob
as a "diftiimhcr pf the peace.”
The Roman SoidieA rushed fit to
rescue him and the Captain ar
rests him thinking that he is a
famou? Egyptian outlaw who has
just led a dangerous rebellion
against Rome. Paul speaks to him
telling him that he is a citizen of
Tarsus, “no mean city.” This was
clqyer on the part of Paul since
Tarsus was rated high and in
favor by the Romans. The offense
of which Paul was accused was
that he endeavored to bring into
the inner court of the temple, a
Gentile, which was punishable by
death. Paul escapes the mob lyn
ching by delivering one of the
most famous and dramatic speech
es ever made. It gives a short
biography of this great apostle of
the faith which sketches his back
ground. his conversion and his
consecration to bis life work
Paul says that he is a Jew, born
In Tarsus which opened the way
(or the Captain, who seemed to be
a fair commander, to allow the
prisoner to make the speech. He
spoke first in Greek, then in He
brew which showed that he was
a citizen of culture and refine
ment. His purpose was to find out
more about this Greek-speaking
Jew who is alio a Roman citizen
Paul state* that he was brought
up at the feet of Gamaliel, who
wa* the grandson of the great
HUM, and was noted for his
learning in law as well as for his
sense of justice and fair play. It
has been said that “the glory of
the Torah ceased, and purity and
sanctity died out also” when Gam
aliel died. Since this great teach
er was reverenced and respected.
Paul hurts m the face of his
enemies the challenge that they
•re no mure loyally Jewish than
he He had been educated by the
finest teacher. They keep silence
when he reminds them that he
was brought up to love and res
pect the Law He insists that he
Is even more zealous for God
than they are.
Pan informs hi* listeners that
lie was so zealous for tba Law
that hr found a foil time occupa
tion in hounding the followers of
the Way of Christ He was the
full time official prosecutor of the
Christian gathering evidence
against them for thir trials before
the authorities. He admits that he
approved and participated is the
broial murder of Sup&ee, even if
he did au thru a stone* This
proved to be a burden u this d*
toted apostle evea to tto death
It really took a supernatural n
perteace to change hUa from the
true! persecutor to toe Apostle of
Details art gttca ri the duix*
Sun. At St. Peters
The Right Reverend Henry I.
Louitt, D. D„ Episcopal Bishsp
of the Diocese of South Florida,
will administer the Sacrament of
Holy Confirmation at St. Peters
Church, M 7 Center Street on
Sunday at 7:30 a. m.
Solemn High Mass will bo
sung in the presence of the Bis
hop by the Vicar, Father John
H. Reece, Jr.
Will Preach At
Chaplain M. A. Carpentr of the
U. S. S. Bushnell will preach Sun
day morning at the eleven o’clock
service at the First Congregation
al Church. The chaplain will take
as his sermon subject,“And after
Easter-What?” Mr. Harold Russ
ell of the FIRST Methodist (Old
Stone) Church will supply the
pulpit for the evening service at
7:30. His subject will be “Hill
Climbers.” The choir under the
direction of Gerald Saunders will
sing for their anthem, “I Am
Praying for You.” Mrs. Paul Ar
cher will be at the organ in the
evening and Mrs. W. R. Dean in
The Sunday School will meet at
9:45 A. M. with all classes assem
bling in their usual places. Joseph
Boza will be in charge.
The Congregational Circle will
meet Tuesday night at 8:00 at the
home of Mrs. O. Merrill Baker,
1106 Angela St.
The Missionary Society will pre
sent a program at the Midweek
Prayer Meeting, Wednesday night
at 7:30. Mrs. Flora Michael will
arrange the program and preside.
The Rev. Chas. H. Meeker will
preach Sunday morning at the
Plantation Community Church,
Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, sup
plying the pulpit for his son-in-law
the Rev. Percy V. Dawe.
and methods employed to appre
hend and convict the Christians.
He sought out these followers of
the Way along the road and in
Damascus as well. He was under
the impression that if he could
hum down these offenders of the
faith (Jewish) the Christian move
ment would be ended for good. As
he moves along the Damascus
road he carried with him chains
with which to bind the victims
hoping to bring them back as
The Damascus road was hot.
Paul was no doubt panting under
the blazing noon day sun and
when he fell to the ground a
“great light from heaven” shone
til around him. Some say it was
heat prostration for Paul was a
sickly man subject to fainting
spells and . epileptic fits. It is said
that Paul was physically and tem
peramentally subject to visions
and trances. Whatever it was it
proved a turning point in the
Apostle's life and the success of
his new calling is evidence that
many accepted his message and
believed. At least Paul was cer
tain ol what he saw and heard.
Paul heard the voice. Others did
not. No photographer could have
snapped anything that happened •
but Saul of Tarsus was changed,
converted and became the great
Apostle for Christ
This persecutor was led into
Damascus where Ananias, Jew
ish citizen, comes to Paul who
lie* helpless in the house of Ju
das. This vision whcich had come
to this man “well reported” and
the “chosen vesaei” of God, dis
appeared as mysteriously as be
had come and we hear no more
about him. A great book could be
written about him. He added toe
finishing touch to this marvelous
conversion and Paid was up and
busy as a witness to all men.
“And now why tarries* thou?” Go
ye into all the world, . .
Many people of cwcsrdn
aa being an rilistiiwiwi mt
perienef. John Wesley says that
hu ‘heart warming' experience
came March M, 1717. William D.
Weyraugh has Hated right things
which led up to that right First
he says It was the Bible which
Wesley bad bean reading all Ida
life. Second -a friend asked Wes
ley to go to church. Third was
the great cathedral (St Paul's i
where he worshipped. Fourth it
was e choir which rendered aa
anthem based on Psalm ISO'
‘ Out of toe depths have t tried
onto thee.” Fifth -a small group
of praying peypie In aa upper
room. (We have e group like tost
in Key West 1 Sixth —a clergy
ma named Vert** briber be
m toe words heard by Weaiey
Are Slated At
Ley Memorial Methodist Church
1304 Truman Avenue at Georgia
Street, announces two worship
services for Sunday, April 12. One
is to be held at 10:50 in the morn
ing and the other at 7:30 in the
The 10:50 morning service will
feature a sermon by tho pastor
ontitlod “Good -- For Nothing."
The sermon topic for tho even
ing service will bo “Tho Sor
rowful Retreat." The choir, un
der the direction of Mrs. Tho
mas Whitley, will render special
music at both worship services.
Other services of the day will
include Sunday School at 9:45
a. m. The School offers an oppor
tunity to all of every age for fel
lowship and Bible study. The Met
hodist Youth Fellowship will meet
at 6:30 p. m.
On Sunday. April 19, due to the
absence of the pastor, the ser
vices will be conducted by two of
the local Navy Chaplains. Chap
lain Felder, of the USS Howard
W. Gilmore, will conduct the
morning worship service and de
liver the sermon, and Chaplain
Tyndall will lead the evening ser
The challenging question, “are
Sin, Disease and Death Real?” is
the subject of the Lesson-Sermon
to be read in all Churches of
Christ, Scientist tomorrow.
(hie of the passages from “Sci
ence and Health with Key to the
Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy
bearing directly on this qusetion
is: “All reality is in God and His
creation, harmonious and eternal.
. . .Therefore the only reality of
sin, sickness, or death is the awful
fact that unrealities seem real to
human, erring belief, until God
strips off their disguise” (p. 472).
Among correlative selections
from the Bible is the following
from Habakkuk (1:12): “Art
thou not from everlasting. O Lord
my God, mine Holy One? We
shall not die. O Lord, thou hast
ordained them for judgement;
and, O mighty God, thou hast es
tablished them for correction.”
The Golden Text is from Pro
verbs (12:28): “In the way of
pathway thereof there is no
The seventieth annual meeting
of the Florida Congregational
Christian Conference will take
place next week,April 15-17. at
Lake Byrd Lodge. Avon Parte.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boza will
represent the local church as de
legates. The Rev. and Mrs. Chas.
H. Meeker will also be in attend
The Rev. Meeker will act as
chaplain for the conference ses
the night of his conversion. Sev
enth • a layman read Luther’s
words that night. And last of all
the Holy Spirit which entered Wes
ley’s heart to “warm it” Nobody
will experience a conversion un
less he seeks it and unless be is
willing to go the whole way with
Jesua Christ. We may not be won
to Chjrist in one Mazing moment
of blindness. We may grow into
it gradually but whatever the
way. we will know that Christ is
During MSI. the trucking in
dustry’s highway use taxes
amounted to 900 million dollars.
These payments (to not include
the millions of dollar* (more than
400 million in Mil > paid annual
ly in Federal excise taxes
Church Of Jesis
Christ Of Latter
SCHOOL 10:00 JLML
MEETING _ 7:00 PM.
1100 Varela St.
Saturday, April 11, 1953
To Be Honored
At Ist Baptist
The Masonic Order ol Rainbow
: Girls will be honored Sunday
' evening by the members of the
First Baptist Church at their re
The Rev. Harold Link will use
as his text Genesis 9:13-15: “The
bow shall be seen in the cloud,
and I will remeber my coven
ant. And there was a rainbow
around the throne, sight like unto
Fifty local Rainbow Girls are
expected to be present at the ser
vice and will be seated in a group.
The chorus, under the direction
of Mrs. O. R. Gilliam, will render
special music Sunday at both the
morning and evening services.
Sunday school is set for 9:30
a. m. with the start of a series
of lessons on the Apostle St. Paul
His Conversion and His Letters,
scheduled. This study reveals the
secret and the dynamics of Paul’s
ministry and power.
Christ’s Teaching concerning hu
man suffering will be the theme
at the Training Union Hour at
6:15 p. m.
The First Baptist Church at
Eaton and Bahama Streets cor
dially invites service personnel,
tourists and ail other visitors at
any and all of its services. They
will be found spiritually uplifting
and the music and fellowship in
Revival To End
Here On Sundav
The Revival now going on at The
Fleming Street Methodist Church,
with Rev. W. B. Mundy bringing
the messages will come to a close
Bro. Mundy will use for his sub
ject Sunday Morning “Life’s Great
est Fact” and Sunday night“ Li
Bro. Mundy is a former pastor
of this church having served from
1941 through 1945. The Members
and friends are urged to attend
these closing services.
Gems Of Thought
For if fye forgive men their
trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you.
Being destroyed, sin needs no
other form of forgiveness.
—Mary Baker Eddy
A brave man thinks no one his
superior who does him an injury:
for he has it then in his power
to make himself superior to the
other by forgiving it
The noblest revenge is to for
Hath any wronged thee? —Be
bravely revenged slight it, and
the work is begun: forgive, and it
is finished. He is below himself
that is not above an injury.
Too err is human; to forgive
Church Of God
1981 OLIVIA STREET
E. M. BEARD
Tues., 7:39 p.m.
Yeung Peeple's Endeever,
Thursday, 7:39 p.m.
"ASSEMBLIES OP GOO"
Cor Georgia and Petronta Sts.
W.K.W.P. "VOICE OF
GLAD TIDINGS" . 9:99 #.*n.
Sunday Sc heel 9:4$ a.m.
Morning Warship 11:91 a.m.
Christ's Ambesseders 9:39 pan.
Evangelistic Service 7:31 pan.
"Brito Study" JM pan.
Singing" , , 7:39 p.m,
Praise" * ►— 7:19 p.m.
‘ ‘Yen Will Fmd the Fritewihip
You're Lewktof Far”
KEY AND MRS.
D Y NEWMAN Pastors
THE KEY WEST CITIZEN
Slated Here Sun.
Sunday School classes will con
vene at 9:50 A. M. at the First
Presbyterian Churcfi. White and
Washington St. Superintendent
John Archer has arranged classes
for all age groups with competent
teachers in charge.
Chaplain George Felder Jr. will
occupy the puplit again this Sunday
327 ELIZABETH STREET
Sunday School, 9:30 A,M.
Sunday Morning Service
at 11:00 O’Clodc
Meetings at 8 O’Clock
Reading Room in the Church
Building is open on Tuosday
end Friday evenings from 7
Church Of God
909 ANGELA ST.
Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Devotional Service „ 11:00 A.M.
Evangelistic Service 7:4S P.M.
Tuesday 7:10 P.M.
W.M.8., Thursday ... 7:30 P.M.
V.L.8., Friday 7:30 P.M.
Mrs. Dolly Hall
First Congregational Church
527 WILLIAM STREET
REV. CHAS. H. MEEKER, Minister
Chorister: Mr. Gerald Saunders
Organist: Mrs. W. R. Dean and Mrs. Paul Archer
Sunday School Superintendent: Mr. Joseph Boza
9:45 A.M—Church School With Classes far All Ages
11:00 JLM*—Morning Worship
Subject: “And After Easter. What?"—Chaplain M. A. Carpenter
7:30 P.M.—Evening Worship
Subject: "HILL CLIMBERS"—Mr. Harold Russell
Visiters to Key Weet, Service Men end Their Families
Will Find A Cordial Welcome At All Service*
Sf. Paul's Episcopal Church
Center at DUVAL and EATON STREETS
THE REV. JOHN S. ARMFIELD
7:30 A.M.—Holy Eucharist
9:30 A.M.—Church School
11:00 A.M.—The Sacrament of Holy
Confirmation and Sermon
By The RT. RBV. HENRY I. LOUTTIT. D.D..
Biihep ef Seuth Ftoride
(Nursery Conducted During Service)
6:30 P.M.—Young People's Service
7:30 P.M.—Evening Prayer and
Ley Memorial Methodist Church
"The Church with a Welcome"
1394 TRUMAN AVBNUB
ELDON SIMMONS. Pastor
PHONES: Parsenepe 1-3313 - Church 24313 May 1 to I
CHURCH SCHOOL *4S AM.
Mis* Mirim Carey Sop*
10:50 Morning Worship
Subject: GOOO FOR NOTHING"
(Nursery Provided During Morning feretori
6:30 #>.*., Methodist tooth iettooship
7:30 P.M. Evening Worship
Sub tact "TH* SORROWFUL *TAf '
Wednesday. 730 PM MM Week Prove* Service
and the subject of bis sermon la
“What Hope.” Communion wiU be
observed on this Sunday morning.
Miss Martha Morris the organ
ist will play Chopin s Prelude for
the opening selection. For the Of
fertory “I Love to Tell the Story”
A cordial welcome is extended to
'When Queen Elizabeth visits in
Winnipeg, Canada, she will be en
titled to receive the Hudson’s
Bay Cos. tribute of two elk heads
and two black oeaver skins.
POBVOANA BAPTIST \
SUNDAY SCHOOL _ 9:45 A.M.
PREACHING 11:00 A.M.
Subject: “THERE IS A
GOD IN HEAVEN"
JAIL 3 P.M.
M&sion Sunday School
On Stock Island ...... 3:39 P.M
Training Union at Church 4:30 p.m.
PREACHING 7:30 P.M. |
SUNBEAMS, MONDAY - 4:30 j
Tuesday. 7 P.M. Old White
Home, Stock Island.
Wednesday, 7:30 PM.— Mid
week Prayer Service.
M. A. CREWS, Minister
Ashby and Von Phister Strcots
Siblo Study ... 10:09 A.M.
Morning Sorvico 11:00 A.M.
WSNU 1:00 P.M.
St. Petorsburgh, 420 on Dial
WQAM 1:00 P.M.
Evening Service 7:30 PJA.
Bible Study 7:30 P.M.
1215 PETRONIA STREET
Sabbath School 9:40
fuei. Evening 7:45
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
White and Washington Streets
SUNDAY SCHOOL. 9:50 A.M.
JOHN ARCHER Superintendent
Morning Worship. 11:00 O'Clock
Guest Pastor: Gee. Felder, Jr„ Chaplain, U.S.N.
SUBJECT: "WHAT HOPE?"
Director of Music Miss Martha Morris
Nursery Open During Morning Service
Evening Service. 7:30 P.M.
Fleming St. Methodist Church
J E. STATHAM, Pester
Corner FLEMING and WILLIAM SlreeU
SUNDAY SCHOOL. 9:30 A.M.
CLAUDE E. SALIS, Sunday School Superintendent
Morning Worship at 10:50 &M.
Subject: "LIFT'S GREATEST FACT"
REV. W. B. MUNDY
Methodist Youth Fellowship. 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship at 7:30 P.M.
Subject: "LIVING WATER"
A Nursery Is Provided for the Care of Children During Servicee
Service Men and Visitors Welcome
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
FLAGLER AViNUS end TENTH STREET
On "Peinciene—Navy, City Hospital" Ewe Line
EARLY MORNING SERVICE 0:10 AM.
SUNDAY SCHOOL AND BIBLE CLASS „ 9:45 AM.
' Morning Worship Hour. 11:00 A.M.
"The Master I* Here end Cellettt For Thee."
' ' , John 11:28
CARL A. SAMMETINGER, PASTOR
2322 Harri* Ave. Phenes: 2414! (Church), 2-797 J (Heme)
Listen to the Lutheran Hour, Sunday,
1:30 P.M., Station WKWF
A FRIENDLY CHURCH
A Warm-Hearted Fellowship
The First Baptist Chvch
EATON end BAHAMA tTRHTt
HAROLD H. LINK
Uplifting Preaching Worshipful Music
Morning Worship 19 39 Bnatfcy School f39
Evening Worship 730 Training Union 9: IS
Fellowship Hour 9:39 P M
Prayer Meeting. - Wednesday T;|§
A Nursery It Maintained At AU Sentient
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU MERE
The First Methodist Church
PrMdunt Jawt Cnrtto P Ovar A CXury
THE OU) iTONE CHURCH
*tra fttar Cmm tlwMNi. tor Ow W Tun
4 PAUL TOUCH TON A.A. ■O. Mtototor
* AM law In ii
Alto* C*y loirton<rt
10:50 A-M.—MORNING WORSHIP
UmMRIiy, IM 9ltu|ffii 0V ON Pwlrßf HVVT
4 *1 Pto ~ MVP MIP MOAfPHP tCftVlCft
7:30 P.M.—EVENING WORSHIP
•wtoacfc AOPfHIP It OOOTLY-
Pto* fcntorac *W <tor# * iAP *Phm tor *K
Tonight 7:30 P.M.
739 FLEMING STREET
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