Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1970 · Page 34
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Advent to Launch Joyous Season — Peace on Earth' Christmas Theme for Carroll Churches Joyous music, festive decorations and the spirit of "Peace |on Earth, Good Will Toward Men," will again pervade the houses of worship in Carroll |thiis Christmas season. I Starting the first Sunday in Advent, Nov. 29, preparations for the observance of Jesus' birth will be marked by the lighting of the first candle on many Advent wreaths throughput Carroll. i Holy Spirit Church will again be the setting for the liturgical celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. To make the worship a meaningful and joyful experience, the Very Rev. Leo Lenz, V.F., said, special jmusic is being planned. The adult choir, of about 20 voices, will assist the congregation in ;he singing of the midnight mass. In addition to the usual carols and liturgical chants, the choir is rehearsing several new Gelineau Psalms and two new motets, for the offertory and the gradual. A string ensemble will provide a festive accompaniment to the hymns proceeding the midnight mass and during the communion. The junior high choir will provide special three and four-part hymns for the 8 a.m. mass Christmas Day. One of the later morning masses is being planned as a youth mass, with the accompaniment to the carols being provided by a CYO high school group. The students will also act as lectors and singers. As in past years, an indoor and outdoor creche will be erected at Holy Spirit Church. Assistant pastors at Holy Spirit are the Rev. Clair Boes and the Rev. Eugene Murray. Members of First Presbyterian Church will begin their of OVi-^"^ N™. 29 with the lighting of the first candle in the sanctuary Advent wreath by the Rev. Allan M. Peterson. The large wreath, constructed several years ago by the late James M. Gillett is a focal point of the church decorations, which also includes a Christmas tree and fragrant greenery. Advent candles will be lighted on the succeeding three Sundays, as the congregation approaches the festivities of Christmas week, at which time the children of the Sunday School will present their annual program. The youth fellowship groups will have parties, and are planning to attend the Ames Christmas Festival of Music Dec. 13. Presbyterian Guild and Mariner's Club are also planning holiday activities. The U.P.W. will conclude 1970 on Dec. 2 in the church under- Daily Times Herald Section D W«rffiet4«y, Nerember 18, 1970 8 Page* to Twinkle Lights" as the program. New officers will be installed, with members of the executive board as hostesses. The traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. A midnight Choral Eucharist celebrated by the vicar, the Rev. Theodore H. Kampman, will highlight the observance of Christ's birth at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Christmas morning celebration of the Eucharist will be at 10 a.m. A Christmas party for the children of the congregation is being planned for Sunday, Dec. 20. cession to the crib at 11:45 p.m. Christmas Eve will precede the concelebrated high mass at midnight for the St. Lawrence Parish, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry B. Karhoff has announced. Christmas morning masses will be at 7, 8:30,10 and 11:30 a.m. Confessions will be heard at St. Lawrence Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 22 and 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. On Christmas Eve, confessions will only be heard between 3 and 5 p.m., with no evening confessions. Assistant pastors at St. Lawrence are the Rev. i- ,Ta vri p<? Eugene Walding. A program on Christmas by Mrs. William Chambers and Mrs. Merle Dahn will be the highlight of the W.S.C.S. general meeting on Dec. 3, opening Christmas activities for the First United Methodist Church. The junior and senior choirs will present "Christmas in Song" during the morning Worship Service Dec. 13, the Rev. Dr. Ernest F. Martin said. Christmas will be observed at all the Circle meetings Dec. 16; at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, the annual Sunday School Christmas program will be presented. At 7 o'clock service on Christmas Eve will be sponsored by the youth. This will be a "3-C" service with luminaries, featuring candles, carols and communion. On Sunday, Dec. 27, students, servicemen and youth hnme for the holidays will be honored at the morning Worship I Service. I A special feature throughout Advent will be the lighting of the Advent wreath by a different family at each service. An interpretation of the meaning of Advent will be given as the candle is lighted. On Sunday, Dec. 6, Dr. and Mrs. Martin and Pam will host an open house at the parsonage from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Adult and youth groups plan to go caroling during the week prior to Christmas. The pastor's sermon subjects for December include "Hope, One of the Greatest Gifts God Brings to Man," The Song of Christmas," "Christmas with Christ in the Center," "The Christmas Story," "If There Had Not Been a Birth at Bethlehem." An Advent wreath is being built by one of the congregation to be used in St. Paul Lu- theran Church, beginning Nov. 29. One candle will be lit on each of the four Sundays in Advent, and on Christmas Day, the center Christ candle will also be lit, the pastor, Rev. Timothy Koenig, said. Advent and Christmas banners will also be featured in some of the worship services during the Christmas season. An outdoor Nativity scene will be constructed on the church lawn by the Fellowship Society. "Peace for the Uproar" will be the theme of the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve worship service for children, youth and adults. "We live in a world of trial, trouble and uproar," Pastor Koenig explained, "and it was into this same world that Christ the Savior was born. 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