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zU I I~e Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 13, 1990 -- Mr Musser Will Marry February Robert H. Hawkins of Staunton, Virginia, and Dianne C. Plotts of Urlchsvllle, Ohio announce the up-coming marriage of their daughter Amy Christine Hawkins, to Joseph Lee Musser, son of Glenn D. Musser of White Sulphur Springs, and Mary Anne Musser of Delap- lane, Virginia. The marriage is to take place in the Avery United Meth- odist Church, at Cheat Lake; near Morgantown, Saturday, February 17 at 6 p.m. The couple will live in Morgantown, where both are continu- ing their studies at West Virginia University. Humana would like you to meet someone special, Steven A. Issenberg, M.D., Ear/Nose/Throat specialist. We are pleased to welcome Steven A. Issenberg, M.D., to the medical staff of Hu- mana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley. Dr. Issenberg, his wife Marilyn, and their two children, Felicia and Rachel, recently moved to the Greenbrier Valley from Rhode Island where he was in practice for fifteen years. We hope you will join us In welcoming Dr. Issenberg to our area. He looks forward to meeting and getting to know each of you. If you are in need of his services, please call for an appointment at 647-3102, Humana H pitai Dr. Issenberg is now estab- lishing a solo, private prac- tice of Ear/Nose/Throat at Greyrock Professional Park, Davis Stuart Road in Fairlea. P.O. Box 497 Ronceverte, VIM 24970 304-647-441 ] Humano-bringing the human being in need into the hands of a physician By Reverend Greg Blevins The Pilgrims left England to es- cape religious persecution. They came to America so that they could be free to worship God according to the dictates of their own hearts and minds. The Pilgrims were Christians and they built the churches that made America great. God blessed their faith in Christ and His Gospel by prospering them greatly in this land of the free and home of the brave. Roger Williams, a Baptist, and other Christians were persecuted even in America in the early days of the colonies. Roger Williams left the colonies to escape religious perse- cution. By the providence of God he was able to obtain land from the In- dians and start the colony of Rhode Island. He said that he was led safely there by the providence of God so he named the place Provi- dence. Roger Williams started the first Baptist Church in America and built it in Providence. Roger Williams made sure that there was religious liberty and freedom of conscience in Rhode Island -- not just for the Bap- tists, but for all Christians and all people. George Washington was a Chris- tian. he became our first president and the Father of our Nation. George Washington, as president, and James Madison, who had a number of Baptist constituents who greatly influenced him, had a lot to do with securing the First Amend- ment and The Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States of America. In the First Amendment it is proclaimed "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (No state church or gov- ernment control of the church) or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (Freedom of conscience and reli- gious liberty)." For more than 200 years we have been free as Ameri- cans to go to the church of our choice and worship God as we are led by the dictates of our own hearts, minds, and souls. God has b~essed America be- cause of people taking advantage of this great opportunity to believe in God and worship Him without fear of interference or persecution. Are you taking advantage of your religious liberty and freedom of conscience by participating in the life and wor- ship services of your local Christian Church? If you will, God will bless you and God will bless America. Reverend Blevins is the Pastor of the Shuck Memorial Baptist Church in Lewisburg and the West Point Baptist Church in Asbury. & Cpl. Baldwin ed To Wed Mr and Mrs Bob Crane of Renick announce the engagement and forth..com- ing marriage of their daughter Crystal to L/Cpl Bryan Baldwin of Auto. Corpo- ral Baldwin is a 1987 graduate of Greenbrler East High School. He Is in the United States Marine Corp and is stationed at Camp Pendelton, California. An April wedding is planned. Saints By Helen W. Searle In 1522 Alexandrina Dei Ricci was born to a very dignified family in Florence, Italy. She began her for- mal education at the age of six when her father placed her in the Florentine convent of Monticelli where her aunt Louisa Dei Ricci was a nun. By the age of fourteen she chose to be a Dominican nun, took the name of Catherine, and entered the convent at Prato in Tuscany. While still quite young she was se- lected to be the mistress of novices, then sub-prioress, and before the age of thirty, she was elected prior- ess of the convent for life. To merit such honors at a young age, Catherine was obviously not just a good administrator. Beginning on Holy Week when she was twenty she began experiencing a weekly series of visions following the theme of the Stations of the Cross. These mystical experiences lasted for the next twelve years. Each "Ecstasy of the Passion" began at noon on Thursday and lasted until 4 p.m. on Friday. On Easter Sunday of the first year of these experiences she re- ceived a ring from Christ, a large pointed diamond set in gold, which appeared outwardly on the forefin- ger of her left hand was a swollen and red place. "Various experiments could neither duplicate nor erase" this phenomenon. Later she received the stigmata, the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ, on her hands, feet. side and Methodist Women those inflicted on His crown of thorns. From the beatification process, fore being canonized a pope, witnesses hands were pierced th~ bleeding. Some saw the a brilliant light startling and others perceived and swollen yet healed. In addition to this she not only exchanged Saint Philip Neri while Rome but five re tested to the fact .that bilocutated, being in two once, or as another Pio states, "going wants." Catherine's re ness and wisdom her counsel, including nals who would later Marcello Cervini lira Aldobrandini Alessandro de'Medici her happiest moments the poor and sick of After a long illness, Sa ine Dei Ricci died at eight on February 2, of the Purification of the gin. As patron saint of her incorrupt remains, darkened through time, ornate reliquary below tar of the Basilica of veneration of the public. in 1747, Saint honored with a feast ary 13. For April "Deepening Faith, Broadening Witness -- The Power to Share" is the theme of the United Methodist Women's Spiritual Growth Experi- ence to be held at Jackson's Mill. Mid-week session will be held on April 19 and 20; weekend session will be April 21 and 22. Charles Yrigoyen, Jr., General Secretary of the General Commis- sion on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church, will be the speaker for each of the two experi- ences. He also teaches church his- tory in the Theological and Graduate Schools of Drew University and at Union Theological Seminary. Mr Yriogoyen is editor of "Meth- odist History" and author of "Acts for Our Time: A Study of the Acts of the Apostles." He also was the 1988 School of Chri sion at West Virginia lege. He has been a last three General and Jurisdictional the World Methodist Nairobi, Kenya, in 1986. Song leader for both will be Suzanne Knight Pianist will be Harriet Huntington.' Mary Hastings, 225 R~ Morgantown, 26505, is both programs. She will ceiving registrations 10. Early registration mended as space is Jackson's Mill. You made January one of our best sales months That's right - the program no one can match just got better. Get this model year's highest rebate on every 1990 U.S.-built Dodge car or pickup, right now. We still guarantee it. If these rebates go up this model year, we'll pay you the difference. Nobody can match us, Not Ford. Not Chew. Not the imports. SPIRIT. Dodge Spirit performance sedan is a great value, especially with $1000 cash back! UP TO D150. Drive away in a Dodg and get the highest pickup cash back around,, $1500 on Club Cabs. $1000 on diesels. UP TO DAKOTA. our popular mid-size Dakota has $1500 cash back. $1000 on Dakota Club Cab and Dakota S. UP DAYTONA SHELBY. Get Dodge Daytona Shelby, and get $1500 cash on Daytona ES Turbo, $1000 on Daytona & *Must buy from stock by February 28th. Get details and guarantee claim form at dealer. You can get $50 for test driving a Dod If you test drive a new Dodge, and then buy it or a qualifying model within 30 days, we'll give you $50!1 tSee dealer for details and claim form. Must test drive before February 28th. m N.,CK/.E UP...AIND PLE4H D/i/I~ M/~'/.~