Religious Heritage Program of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the County of Delaware, Ohio

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Religious Heritage Program of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the County of Delaware, Ohio (p. 1)

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Religious Heritage Program

of

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

of the

County of Delaware, Ohio

Delaware County Fairgrounds

June 29, 1958

Eight O'Clock
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PROGRAM

ORGAN PRELUDE

HYMN "O God, Our Help In Ages Past" (St. Anne)

(The audience will stand with the choir and join in singing)

O God, our help in ages past, Before the hills in order stood,

Our hope for years to come, Or earth received her frame,

Our shelter from the stormy blast, From everlasting Thou art God,

And our eternal home. To endless years the same.


Under the shadow of Thy throne A thousand ages, in Thy sight,

Still may we dwell secure; Are like an evening gone;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone, Short as the watch that ends the night

And our defense is sure. Before the rising sun.


O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come;

Be Thou our guide while life shall last,

And our eternal home. Amen.


INVOCATION Rev. Fred Wollerman


A LITANY OF CHURCHES led by Dean Clarence Ficken, O.W.U.

(Audience will read words in heavy print)

Let us give thanks for the gifts and graces of each division of our

religious expression:

For the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: its glorious traditions; its disci-

plines in holiness; its worship, rich with the religious passion of the

centuries; its noble company of martyrs, doctors, and saints;

WE THANK THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.


For the JEWISH CHURCH: its treasure of the experience of Thyself; its

psalms and prophetic writings; its laws for the living of the meaningful

life; its prophets, priests and seers;

WE THANK THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.

For the great Protestant and evangelical communions:

For the ANGLICAN CHURCH: its reverent and temperate ways, through its

Catholic heritage and its Protestant conscience; its yearning over the

divisions of Christendom, and its longing to be used as a house of

reconciliation;

WE THANK THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.

For the BAPTIST CHURCH, stressing personal regeneration and the conscious

relation of the mature soul to its Lord;

WE THANK THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.
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For the CONGREGATIONALIST concern for the rightful independence of the

soul and of the group;

WE THANK THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.

For the LUTHERAN CHURCH: its devotion to the grace of God and the

Word of God, enshrined in the ministry of the Word and sacraments;

WE THANK THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.

For power among METHODISTS to awaken the conscience of Christians to

our social evils; and for their emphasis upon the witness of experience and

the fruits of the disciplined life;

WE PRAISE THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.

For the PRESBYTERIAN reverence for the sovereignty of God and their

confidence in His faithfulness to His covenant; for their sense of the moral

law, expressing itself in constitutional government;

WE PRAISE THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.

For the great number of FREE CHURCHES, both in town and country place,

speaking the gospel of salvation through humble repentence; preaching the

Word of God and inspiring their members for conscientious daily living;

WE PRAISE THEE, O LORD, AND BLESS THY HOLY NAME.

O God, grant unto all these families within Thy great Church, that as they

come to sit down in Thy Kingdom, each may lay at Thy feet that special grace

and excellence with which Thou in times past hast endowed it, that we may

all glorify Thee in all the world. Amen.



ANTHEM "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" Peter J. Wilhousky

(Sung by the combined choirs of Delaware County)

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;

He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;

He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:

His truth is marching on. Glory! Hallelujah!


I have seen Him in the watchfires of a hundred circling camps;

They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;

I can read His righteous sentence in the dim and flaring lamps:

His truth is marching on. Glory! Hallelujah!

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea

With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;

As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,

While God is marching on! Glory! Hallelujah! Amen.


THEN AND NOW: AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF OUR CHURCHES

A Dramatic Presentation
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HYMN "Faith Of Our Fathers" (St. Catherine)

(Audience will stand and sing)

Faith of our fathers! living still Faith of our fathers! we will strive

In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword; To win all nations unto thee,

O how our hearts beat high with joy And through the truth that comes from

Whene'er we hear that glorious word! God

faith of our fathers, holy faith! Mankind shall then be truly free.

We will be true to thee till death. Faith of our fathers, holy faith!

We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our fathers! we will love

Both friend and foe in all our strife,

And preach thee, too, as love knows how

By kindly words and virtuous life:

Faith of our Fathers, holy faith!

We will be true to thee till death. Amen.


INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Dr. Harold R. Weaver


ADDRESS The Honorable Charles P. Taft


THE LIVING CROSS OF FAITH "Onward, Christian Soldiers" (St. Gertrude)

(The choir will sing two verses of this hymn while forming the living cross.

The audience will remain seated, but will join in singing the last verse, words

of which are printed below.)

Onward, then, ye people, join our happy throng;

Blend with ours your voices in the triumph-song;

Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King;

This through countless ages men and angels sing.


Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus going on before. Amen.



BENEDICTION Rev. Father William C. O'Brian


Committee in Charge: Harold R. Weaver, Chairman; Louis Campbell, James Stephen-

son, Craig Reed, Lyn Doudna, William O'Brian, Thomas Cromwell, Joel Miller,

Miles B. Gottshall


Director of Music: Miles B. Gottshall
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CHURCHES OF DELAWARE COUNTY

Name of Church Address Founded Name of Minister



ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Assembly of God Delaware 1935 Robert Howard


BAPTIST

Central Avenue Baptist Delaware 1957 Llyod E. Megnett

First Baptist Delaware 1853 James B. Stephenson

Millcreek Baptist Ostrander 1829 Paul Nye

Radnor Baptist Radnor 1816

Second Baptist Delaware 1868 James Arnett

Sunbury Baptist Sunbury 1839 Brenton Arthur


CATHOLIC

St. Mary's Catholic Delaware 1850 William C. O'Brian

Joseph E. Stanton


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Christian Science Church Delaware 1916


CHURCH OF CHRIST

Church of Christ Delaware Walter Nichols

Sunbury Church of Christ Sunbury 1956 William H. Wilson


CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION

Hazelton Chapel Delaware 1923 F. N. Shoemaker

Olive Green Olive Green 1952 Robert Sayre

Rheem Street Delaware 1953 Charles Hedges

Scioto Valley Ostrander 1864 H. A. Miller


CHURCH OF GOD

First Church of God Delaware 1907 William Ramey


COMMUNITY CHURCHES

Soul's Haven Delaware 1950 Ben King

Troy Community Chapel Troy 1834 William Kantonen


CONGREGATIONAL

Radnor Congregational Radnor 1820 Robert Fichter


EPISCOPAL

St. Peter's Episcopal Delaware 1817 Joel B. Miller


EVANGELICAL UNITED BRETHREN

Bellpoint E. U. B. Bellpoint 1870 Charles W. Hall

Ostrander E. U. B. Ostrander 1895 Glen Howard

Peachblow E. U. B. Berlin Twp. 1857 Eugene Price
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FRIENDS

Fulton Creek Friends Fulton Creek 1868 Paul Williams

Orange Friends Orange Twp. 1901 Edwin Mosher


HOLINESS

Church of God, Holiness Delaware 1956

Pilgrim Holiness Delaware 1948 Dale DuVall

Pilgrim Holiness Ashley 1933 J. R. Walter

Holy Triedstone Delaware 1916 Luther Blackwell


JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

Kingdom Hall Delaware 1938


LUTHERAN

St. Mark's Lutheran Delaware 1821 K. L. DeWalt


METHODIST

Africa Wesleyan Methodist Orange Twp. 1843 Leroy A. Wilcox

Asbury Methodist Delaware 1886 Thomas Cromwell

Ashley Methodist Ashley 1840 Harley J. Borden

Berkshire Methodist Berkshire 1858 Richard L. Burns

Center Village Methodist Center Village 1845 Merrill Mellot

Cheshire Methodist Cheshire 1814 Floyd Workman

Galena Methodist Galena 1813 William Lockard

Grace Methodist Delaware 1860 Floyd Workman

Harlem Methodist Harlem 1812 Merrill Mellot

Hyatts Methodist Hyatts 1883 Harry G. Myers

Kilbourne Methodist Kilbourne 1828 Howard Velzy

Leonardsburg Methodist Leonardsburg 1862 Elizabeth King

Lewis Center Methodist Lewis Center 1864 R. S. Martin

Norton Methodist Norton 1853 C. B. Frisbie

Powell Methodist Powell 1825 Ralph Young

Stratford-St. Paul Delaware 1958 Clarence LaRue

Stratford Methodist founded in 1843

St. Paul's Methodist founded in 1852

Sunbury Methodist Sunbury 1815 Richard Burns

Sunbury Wesleyan Methodist Sunbury 1937 Charles C. Day

Warrensburg Methodist Warrensburg 1869 Richard R. Gay

Westfield Methodist Westfield Harley J. Borden

William Street Methodist Delaware 1818 Harold R. Weaver

Samuel R. Dunham

Zion A. M. E. Delaware 1853 T. E. Liggins


NAZARENE

Church of The Nazarene Delaware 1929 Walter Thompson


PRESBYTERIAN

Brown Presbyterian Kilbourne 1831 James Verburg

Condit Presbyterian Condit 1836 John Backora

First Presbyterian Delaware 1810 Louis Campbell

Liberty Presbyterian Liberty Twp. 1810 Allen Garner

Ostrander Presbyterian Ostrander 1834 Herbert Fuller

Radnor-Thompson (Old Stone) Radnor 1810 Fred Wollerman

South Berlin Presbyterian Berlin 1829 George S. Ager

West Berlin Presbyterian Berlin 1876 George S. Ager
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SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

Seventh Day Adventist Delaware 1947 S. A. Yakush

Delaware Victory Seventh Day Adventist Delaware Charles Brooks


UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Zion United Church of Christ Delaware 1837 Craig Reed


NON-CONNECTIONAL CHURCHES

Apostolic Gospel Delaware 1956 Thomas W. Sharp

East Side Mission Delaware 1948 Litchfield Hall

Stantontown Advent Christian Stantontown 1850 c. J. Wilmot Hendrickson

White Lily Chapel Ashley 1951 Margaret Fling

Delaware Bible Church Delaware 1958 Carl Witt

Dublin Core

Title

Religious Heritage Program of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the County of Delaware, Ohio

Subject

Celebrations--Sesquicentennial--Delaware--Ohio
Delaware--Delaware County--Ohio

Description

This is the program from the 1958 celebration of Delaware County's Sesquicentennial of the county's various churches and faiths.

Creator

Committee Chairman Harold R. Weaver; Religious Heritage Program

Date

June 29, 1958

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/

Format

Typed Program

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

22221002

Collection

Citation

Committee Chairman Harold R. Weaver; Religious Heritage Program, “Religious Heritage Program of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the County of Delaware, Ohio,” Delaware County Memory, accessed September 27, 2021, http://delawarecountymemory.org/items/show/166.

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