Rev Albert B. Cleage, Jr., pastor-elect of St. John’s Congregational church will begin his ministry at the church, preaching his first sermon as pastor Sunday morning. The day will be observed by the church as Fall Rally day when the fall and winter work of the organization will he formally launched. In the afternoon between 5 and 8, the congregation will tender a public reception to Mr. and Mrs. Cleage in the social rooms of the church. The public is invited to this reception.
I found this article at GenealogyBank – The Springfield Daily Republican, Springfield Mass, Monday, Oct 1 1945 – page 3.