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3s <<S Sec. 34.65 (e) P. L. dot R. II. S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 65 CANTON, S. D. c L A N VOLUBLE V THE CLARION, CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, MAY 1, 1954 NUMBER EIGHT Spirit'1 Emphasis Was Outstanding 'Think On These Words' Our spring Spiritual Emphasis Week, April 19-23, was held by Pastor Maynard G. Halvorson, of St. Paul's Lutheran church, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He led a Bible study daily, during the chapel period and evangel-istic meetings every evening, in addition to individual confer-ences with students. During the daily Bible study Pastor Halvorson spoke on the chapter of Romans. Tuesday morning the text was taken from Romans 1:1-17. The key verses for memorization were Roman 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto all that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek", and Romans 5:1: "Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." There were three main points that Pastor Halverson called to our attention: (1) Our calling as a Christian, (2) sin, and (3) forgiveness. In the first verse we are, like Paul, servants. We are also called to be deciples, and we are separated to do a certain work in the Gospel of God. Wednesday, the text for dis-cussion was Romans 1:18 and 3:20. Thursday morning, Pastor Halvorson dug deep into the subject of sin, in a challeging message. He gave several illus-trations showing the result of sin in individual lives. The text was Romans 1:22-26. The speak-er stated: "It is possible for God to give up a person to the sin that he has lived in, if that per-son does not confess his sins to God for forgiveness." A 1 s o used was Psalms 139:23 and 24: . "Search me, 0 God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting." Friday, the text was Romans 1:28-32: The Fullness of Sin. The three truths brought out in these verses were that man sins by wrong living, wrong lov-ing, and wrong thinking. The pastor said: "Unless a person walks with Jesus Christ, he can lose everything he ever had." In the evenings Pastor Hal-vorson gave a series of soul searching evangelistic talks. The text for Monday evening was Psalms 51, with the stress placed upon the third verse: "For I acknowledge my trans-gressions, and my sin is ever be-fore me." Tuesday evening Psalms 51:4: "Against Thee, Thee only have I sinned and done this evil in thy sight : that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest," was used as the text. On Thursday evening II Tim-othy 3 was the topic for discus-sion, and and basis upon which Pastor Halvorson gave an _ in-spiring message on the subject of sin. There was also a short testimony meeting in which many took part and a prayer session at the end of the meet-ing. The week was ended with a Friday night meeting. Text: Hebrews 3:7 and 18-19; Acts: 24:24-25; St. Luke : 16:19; Theme: "The Man Who Prayed When It Was Too Late." We wondered what the stu-dent and faculty reaction was to this series of special meetings, so we asked a number of people on the campus what they thought Spiritual Emphasis Week had accomplished as far as others and themselves were concerned. Student: "The kids all seem to act more Christian-like now, but I don't know if it's just going to be during this week, or wheth-er it wil last. I know that for myself, Spiritual Emphasis Week has convicted me of a lot of my sins." Student: "I don't think Spirit-ual Emphasis Week has done much on the campus, spiritually. I'm afraid that there doesn't seem to be anyone on the cam-pus, either faculty or students, who is as concerned as he should be, as far as really wanting a revival." Student: "I've really come to the realization of my sins. The Bible studies have done me a lot of good, because what seemed like such little sins have been revealed for what they really are and one feels the need to confess them right away. I think the Holy Spirit is really convicting a lot of people right now, and when Pastor Halvor-son speaks he digs deep, right down into the sin, so that people feel feel how sinful they are and (Continued on page 4) Junior-Senior Banquet Plans Are Taking Shape It seems that when there is a group of Juniors talking in the hall the conversation generally is hushed when either an upper or under classman walks by. Why? Because now it is spring, the season of the year when the Juniors are making plans for the Junior-Senior banquet. T h e banquet this year is again going to be held in the Canton Luther-an church parlors. It will be held on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Choir Is Active; Returns from Trip After the Academy choir re-turned from its annual tour, which was in the wonderful state of Minnesota this year, they started immediately to practice for the music festival at Augustana College on April 24th. "Ride the Chariot," "Skip to My Lou," and others are among the songs to be on the program. The choir traveled to Flan-dreau on Sunday, April 25, and gave a morning concert there, and then on to the L. L. conven-tion at Baltic for the afternoon and evening. On Tuesday evening, April 27, the choir sang at Roseni, close to Beresford. The choir will be at Palmer Loken's charge near Vermillion to give a morning concert there and the same day, May 2, will sing at Mission Hill in the after-noon. Just ' scant look at the choir' work for this time: As yet there are all the scheduled week-end concerts that are definite, but a couple more may be sched-uled soon—just wait and see. Coming of Spring Season Brings Music Recitals Four recitals have been sched-uled for presentation this spring. The students of Mr. Madsen, Mrs. Holz and Mrs. Carlsen will be presented in joint instru-mental and voice recitals. As we go to press the recitals have been scheduled for May 13, 18, and 20. But just who will perform at which recital has not yet been decided. Also, dur- Audience Response Shows "Our Town" Was Well Received "Who has the safety pins?" "Where is my other shoe?" "Watch out for that wire!" These were some of the remarks you would have heard if you had been backstage shortly be-fore curtain time for the senior class play. Their production, "Our Town", was presented to a well-filled auditorium on April 8, at 8 p.m. in the gymnasuim. Under the able direction of Miss Olson and Miss Saevig, with Mr. Rostvold competently managing the stage production, the play was an outstanding suc-cess. But much of the credit for such a good production also goes to the superb acting of Arden Heide, Audrey Wagnild, and Jer-ry Hall, who played in the lead-ing roles. Of course, even these parts could not have been a suc-cess had it not been for the sup-port given by the other members.. of the cast. The simplicity of the stage props and the "homey" atmos-phere which prevailed through-out the play also aided in mak-ing this play a "hit" with the audience. The applause which was given the cast in the curtain call expressed the enthusiasm of the audience for such a splendid performance. Coming Events for Balance of Term May 2 Luther League 2 Film: "Price of Peace" 7 Junior-Senior Banquet 8 Inter-Academy Athletic Day at Augustana College 10 Mission Crusaders 13 Recital 14 Roller Skating 16 Luther League 18 Recital 20 Recital 23 Baccalaureate 28 Graduation ing this month, Helen Hanson will be featured in an idividual recital. And so the furious practicing begins. We are looking forward to hearing our talented students show the result of their work throughout the year.
|Title||The Clarion - 1954 May 1|
|Subject (LC)||Augustana Academy (Canton, S.D.)--Students--Newspapers|
|Publishing Agency||Augustana Academy|
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|Coverage||v. 5, no. 8|
|Contributing Institution||Mikkelsen Library, Augustana University|