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~aints' Episcopal Church, located at Pump Street and Green Hill :~t~t:ry Road in Union, was organized in 1869. Services were held r' er churches several years prior to the church's organization. :r first pastor was Reverend R H Mason The frame bu d ng was ~structed in 1874 and is still occupied. The original seasonal hang- '~ are Still used in the sanctuary, according to member Izzie ~rend Lynwood Wells has been pastor since 1987. ~aret Simms (front row, left), Tanya Clark, Stephanie Spencer and hi Richards Deanna Dowdy (back row, left), Karen Stewart, Von ~kson and Stephen Hughart. Not shown: Melissa Clutter and ~rge Bryant. People's Theater he Governor's Summer Youth present two EcoTheater per- ~ances for the public in Lewis- ~.~ Ten, young people, who have ~ WorKing with Kathy Jackson, xperier ~'-r iced EcoTheater trainer, P esent scenes titled "a Look at i," at Carnegie Hall in the Old re Room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, lust 1. There wilt also be a spe- ltribute to Maryat Lee, founder of Theater. . . Entrance through the Visitors ~ter is reco mmended, and a $3 nission will be charged The young performers will also Sent their program at Pipestem ~e Park's Amphitheater Thurs- ! AUgust 2 at 8 p.m. In the event ~am the perfolmance will be red indoo rs. [he performers garet Simms, Karen Stewart, and Stephanie Spencer, with Paula Jackson as Assistant Supervisor and Kathy Jackson as Supervisor and Director of Training. EcoTheater, a nonprofit corpora- tion, sponsors a group of students through the Governor's Summer Youth Program each summer. The goal reaches beyond summer em- ployment by encouraging the young people to realize their potential and develop their reading and writing skills through the use of oral history ~nterviews and the writing, perform- Jng and directing of their own scenes from these interviews. Saint James Episcopal Church, Lewis- burg, loaned their Fellowship hall for "~his summer's session. EcoTheater also performs every -, are George Thursday night at 8 p.m., at nt, Tonya '.-,ark, Melissa Clut- Pipestem's Amphitheater, through- iL~eanna Dowdy, Jay Hughart, August 30. Call 645-2443 for more ackson Kami Richards, Mar- information. Brid getwt Armentrout To Marry att L. Edwards of Virginia Bridgett Armentrout and Matthew L Edwards Mr and Mrs Winston K. Armen- trout of Falling Spring, Virginia an- nounce the engagement and forth- coming marriage of their daughter, Bridgett Alison, to Mr Matthew L. Edwards of Waynesboro, Virginia. Mr Edwards is the son of Reverend and Mrs Alvie Edwards of Lewis- burg. Miss Armentrout is a 1978 gradu- ate of Alleghany High School. She received her Bachelor of Music De- gree from Western Michigan Univer- sity and is currently a graduate stu- dent at West Virginia University. Miss Armentrout is employed by the Monroe County Board of Education. Mr Edwards is a 1982 graduate of Greenbrier East High School. He attended Marshall University and graduated from Dabney S. Lancas- ter Community College. He is em- ployed as a pipe welder for Brown and Root in Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for Au- gust 25, at the First Baptist Church of Fairlea. WHY SIMPLE.MINDED CHRISTIANS CAN LAUGH AT THE THEORY OF EVOLUTI God wh ON , . o commanded light to shine out of darkness has shined in our hearts "v-re~l~_ght of knowledge of God in Christ I] Cor 4: ,e're'UUgh ta!th we understand the wort(s were tr6med b G . -,- ,,ut made or thin,,s which ....... , ....... Y od so things see ' ~ =~t-J~,~ '~nuurews 1 1:3) /estlmony of God is sure making wise the simple (Psalms 19:7). I Paid for by Clan Morgan ,~ Special Occasions! Any Occasion/ HELIUM BALLOONS . AIR WALKERS BASKETS MAIN STREET- RUPERT 392-6808 F.T.D. REVISIONS OF TRADITIONAL BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS By Robert Head Matthew 24:26: This important passage, which immediately pre- cedes the par-ousia of the son of man, is traditionally translated (Re- vised Standard Version): "So, if they say to you, 'Lo, he is in the wilder- ness,' do not go out; if they say, 'Lo, he is in the inner rooms,' do not be- lieve it." This revision asserts that the verb estin needn't be translated "he is;" it could as well be translated "it iS." Note also that this verb is in the present tense and the verb about the par-ousia in the following pas- sage is in the future tense. This ap- parent contradiction can be ex- plained if we read Matthew 24:26 not as a saying about the par-ousia but as a genuine saying about the kingdom, properly translated "If they say to you, 'Look! it is in the wilder- ness,' don't go out; 'Look! in the in- ner rooms, don't believe." Compare Thomas 3: "Jesus said: If those who lead you say to you: "See, the Kingdom is in heaven," then the birds of the heaven wilt pre- cede you. If they say to you: "It is in the sea," then the fish will precede you." I conclude that Matthew 24:26 is a true and genuine saying about the kingdom. Matthew 5:18 is traditionally translated (Revised Standard Ver- sion): "For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law , . ." I assert that this translation is wrong. The verb par-elth6 does not mean "pass away," it means "come beside." This verb may mean "pass away" if the subject is time. We have a similar idiom in English: "Time goes by," thus time passes away. But here the subject is not time, the sub- ject is heaven and earth. This saying would thus be prp#- erty translated: " For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth come be- side, not an iota, not a dot, may come beside from the law... " For evidence to support this con- tention see Luke 12:37: "and coming beside he will serve them" and Luke 17:7: "Straightway coming beside recline at table... " John 17:2a is traditionally trans- lated (Revised Standard Version): "Since thou hast given him power over aJJ flesh .... " This paper asserts that this trans- lation is wrong. The text says: "ex- ousi~,n p&s~s sarkos." The text does not say "over" and pas6s sarkos is grammatically in the generic ("geni- tive") all flesh" case or relation. p,~ses sarkos "all flesh" is a He- brew idiom meaning "humanity." The proper and correct transla- tion would thus be: "since thou hast given him power of humanity .... " Nickells Have Timothy and Kimberly Nlckell of Grassy Meadows announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Madeline born May 31, 1990 at Humana Hospital. Samantha weighed 7 pounds 4.6 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. Paternal grandparents are James and Barbara Nickell of Rupert. Materna~ grandparents are Donald and Geneva Parker of CIIntonville. Paternal great.grandparents are Robert and Francis Nickell of Rupert and Maxine Losch of Hom- iny Falls and the late El Losch. Maternal great.grandparents are Mr and Mrs E. N. Underwood of Ralnelle. The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 26, 1990 3B By Helen W. Searle According to legend, Christopher was a grant of a man. Since fie was such a large person, he made his living carrying people across a rwer. Although he was obliging and cour- teous to the travelers, he was al- ways in pursuit of finding someone more powerful than himself. Hearing that the devil feared the Lord, Chris- topher decided that only Christ could be the person he was seek- ing. One day Christopher was carry- ing a small child across the stream. The farther they went the heavier the child became, so heavy in fact, he thought they would drown. The child then revealed himself as the Christ. Christopher realized the added heaviness was created by the weight of the woHd he had on his shoulders. In art St. Christopher is depicted walking along a road, supported by a stall, carrying the Christ Child on his shoulders. His name, meaning Christbearer, stands as a symbol for all Christians through ~he sacra- ments incorporated in our Lord's Mystical Body to the light of our souls. St. Christopher died in Lycia around 251. He is the patron saint of travelers. In our modern t~mes he has become known as the patron of motorists. He shares his feast day with St. James the Apostle on July 25. "St. Christopher, protect us." Mr Adweil, Miss Cutright Will Marry Bill Adwell and Cindy Cutright will have an open church wedding August 4, 2 p.m. at Wayside United Methodist Church, Park- ersburg. Mr Adwell is the son of Donna Adwell of Caldwell. Miss Cutright is the daughter of Linda cutright of Parkersburg. Mr Adwell is employed by Automo- tive Industries in Covington and Miss Cutright works for Holly- wood Weight Loss Clinic in Cov- ington. The couple attended Marshall University. They will live in White Sulphur Springs. Cynthia Dane Longanacre Will Wed Frank Osteopathic Medicine Mr and Mrs Paul Longanacre of Sinks Grove announce the forth- coming marriage of their daughter, Cynthia Diane, to William Andrew Easton, son of Frank Easton of Cov- ington, and Mr and Mrs Charles Plumley of Lewisburg. Miss Longa- nacre is a 1989 graduate of Green- brier East and is employed by Rainelle Baptist Circle Meets Members and their guests from Mission Circle #2, First Baptist Church, Rainelle, met July 10 at the home of Mildred Houchins for their annual picnic. Following the picnic, a short meeting was held. Birthday greetings were given by the group to Crete Campbell. Bible School was discussed, starting July 22 at 6:30 p.m. An August picnic was announced to be at 5:30 p.m. August 7 at Meadow River Park. The August meeting of Circle #2 will be at the home of May Furey. Sizemores Have 50th Anniversary Mr and Mrs David Aldon Sizem- ore of White Sulphur Springs, will celebrate their 50th wedding anni- versary Saturday August 4 at the Fellowship Hail of the White Sulphur Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church, 18 Ingleside Avenue at 2- 4 p.m. Their children invite all friends and relatives to join them in their celebration. The Messenger Brings You News Crawford's Food Center in Faidea. Mr Easton is a 1986 graduate of Greenbrier East and is employed by ABB Process Analytics in Lewis* burg. 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