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Carroll Churches Make Plans for Christmas Advent to Open the Holy Season Special Worship Services Being Arranged Catholic and Protestant Churches by Christmas candles, greenery,! hymns and communion services using the liturgy of the season will mark the feast of the nativity of Christ and the Advent season which heralds it, in Carroll's churches. The observance will begin Sunday, Dec. 3, with the first of the four Sundays in Advent. At First Presbyterian Church, the first Sunday in Advent will be a service of holy church with the choirs joining to lead the congregation in the traditional hymns and anthems celebrating Jesus' birth. Women's groups will have parties, and the Walt her League will plan events such as caroling excursions, when the season approaches. The church will begin the pre- Christmas preparation with the eve, the church will be decorated in preparation for Christ- the schedule observed last year, the Rev. Maxine Rogers, pastor, has explained. Young people will present the service or Christmas drama at the mid-week service Wednesday evening, Dec. 20. On the Sundays preceding Christmas, and especially Dec. 24, the choir will sing special music and anthems. The Women's Missionary Council has tentatively set Dec. 12 as the meeting for their Christmas party and program with gift exchange. An .all- church party will be held near Christmas time. Holy Spirit parishioners wil join other Catholic congregations in having the mass entirely in English this Christ- Daily Times Herald Saturday, November 18, 1967 mas, the first time for this important festival of the church. The day will be heralded by a mid-night mass at SS. Peter and Paul Church, with the church choir taking part. During some of the Christmas morning services, the choir and classes from the Holy Spirit School children will sing. The Very Rev. Leo Lenz V. F., pastor, will be assisted by the Revs. John Thomas and Jerome P. Cosgrove, assistant pastors. Christmas morning services will be held in both SS. Peter and Paul and St. Joseph Churches. The holiday season at First Methodist Church will begin Dec. 3, which has been designated "Youth S u n d a y," with members of the Methodist Youth Fellowsihp taking part in the morning worship services, the Rev. D. Merle Hill, pastor, announced. One of the outstanding events in this church is the annua Christmas cantata, which will be presented this year by the senior and youth choirs during ;he 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Dec. 17. That same afternoon or evening, the church school children will have their annual program and party in Fellowship Hall, and the MYF groups will go Christmas caroling. The senior MYF will attend "The Messiah." The Christmas worship service will be conducted Sunday morning, Dec. 24, at the regular times of services, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. The MYF will lead the Christmas Eve candlelight service for the entire congregation, tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. The Christmas season, and the year 1967 will conclude with a New Year's Eve holy communion service Sunday Dec. 31. New Games Offer Fun and Instruction Games can be a happy focus for holiday recreation involving parents and children on equal terms. Family participation can be instructive as well as fun. Peter Ryhiner has invented a new game, Wild Life, which dramatizes the adventurous role of the men who capture jungle animals and sell them to zoos. The Serata cards which the game were named after a unique white, blue - eyed python which Ryhiner captured and trained as a traveling companion. Another new game, which should be appealing to your young future scientists as well as dad and mom, is called Count Down. The manufacturer used data and pictures supplied by NASA to carry out project Apollo. Rockets land on the moon and return, with espionage and other plots hampering their progress. Another innovation is Home Stretch, a game based on sulky racing. Play Involves strategy right up to the finish line. communion. A huge Advent wreath with four candles will form the principal church decoration, to be added to as Christmas draws near. The first candle will be lighted that day, and additional candles will be lighted on successive Sundays. The candle on the first Sunday will be a reminder of the story of creation; the second the Bible, the 'third prophesy, and the fourth Christmas. The traditional Christmas eve candle-lighting service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The church school program will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20; UPW circles will have individual parties at circle meetings Wednesday, Dec. 13; Presbyterian Guild will have a party Tuesday, Dec. 5, and the Presbyterian Couples Club will have a party Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Roy Olson home. The youth of the church will have caroling parties and the Senior High Presbyterian Fellowship expects to attend the Christmas festival of music at Iowa State University, Ames. An idea originated and used last year, will be enlarged this year at St. Paul Lutheran Church. It is the use of chrisma in the decoration of the church's Christmas tree. Each chrismon is symbolic of Christ, and the range is nearly limitless, the Rev. Harold Kieck, pastor, explains. A "chrismon" originally was the chi-rho emblem known down the ages as the symbol of Christ. It is what appears to be an "X" and a "P" superimposed on each other. The Greek letter "chi" is similar to an "X" and the Greek letter "rh'o" appears like a "P", and together they are the first two letters of the Greek word for the name "Christ." Women of the church have undertaken the project of making the chrisma — Christmas roses, various forms of crosses, lambs, shepherd's crooks, trinitarian devices — each suitable to be hung on the tree. The children's Christmas eve services will be built around the decoration of the tree with the symbolic chrisma. On Christmas day, a festal service will be held, following the liturgy of the Lutheran mas. The 11:30 p.m. Eucharist will be celebrated by the Rev. Theodore H. Kampman, vicar. A crib scene will be erected, with children of the c Ji u r c h school setting the figures at the proper places and explaining the story of Jesus' birth. A party or program will be presented by the church school children, either during the Advent season or in the 12 days of Christmas, which lasts up to Epiphany, Jan. 6, the observance of the visit of the Wise Men to the baby Jesus. Women of Trinity Guild will have their Christmas program at the December guild meeting Wednesday, Dec. 20. first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 3, following the prescribed liturgy for each Sunday until Christmas. A mid-night eucharist has become tradition for Trinity Episcopal Church, often preceded by a song service of Christmas hymns and carols. On the first Sunday of Advent, the first candle on the Advent wreath will be lighted, and an additional candle will be lighted on each Sunday thereafter. After the last Sunday in Christmas, which is Christmas The midnight mass at St. Lawrence Church will begin the Christmas day schedule. It will be a concelebrated high mass, with the three parish priests taking part: the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry B. Karhoff, pastor, and the Revs. James C. McAlpin and Eugene Walding, assistant pastors. Other Christmas masses will be at 6 a.m., a dialog mass followed by low masses; 7:30 a.m., a dialog mass followed by low masses; 9 a.m. dialog mass; 10:30 a.m. high mass; 12 noon, dialog mass. Appropriate Christmas carols will be sung at some of the services by various children's groups from St. Lawrence School, and the church choir will take part in other services. Confessions before Christmas will be heard Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2124. The observance of the season will begin during the peni- •^ » ^% •.•-i9 tential season of Advent, which will begin Sunday, Dec. 3. This year's Christmas observance at the Assembly of God Church will follow pretty much White House Incident Ups Teddy Bear Sales The "Teddy Bear" was named after a United States President. In 1902, Theodore Roosevelt traveled into the backwoods of Mississippi on a bear hunt. After several days in which no bears were sighted, the expedition's guide chased a little bear cub out of the brush and cleared the way for the President to get off his shot. Mr. Roosevelt refused and shooed the little bruin back to his mother. Clifford Berryman, the Washington Post's political cartoonist was on the expedition. He was so moved by the President's gesture that he drew a cartoon showing Mr. Roosevelt refusing to shoot the cub. After that, Berryman showed the little bear cub, which he named "Teddy's Bear," in each cartoon on the President. Later, at a White House affair, the caterer used stuffed bears on the festive tables — dressed and equipped as hunters and fishermen — a theme chosen because of the President's reputation as an avid outdoorsman. When the illustrious Teddy admitted that even as a bear expert he couldn't name the breed, a guest spoke up anc said, "Why, they're Teddy Bears, of course!" This publicity attending this dubbing brought about a crush of orders for the suddenly lashionable Teddy Bear, and over one million were sold that year — a record not equalled since. This incident brought prosperity to a little German Village, Giengen - on - the Brenz, which is basically a village of toymakers with a history dating back about 700 years. It is here that Margarete Steiff GmbH, is headquartered. Richard Steiff, a nephew of the the company founder, spent many hours sketching the playful brown bear cubs at Stuttgart's famous zoo when he was an art student. Later, when he joined the firm, he worked from these sketches and designed a little toy bear with movable joints, made of mohair plush. In 1903 they were introduced to America and are to this day a favorite toy of children all over the world. Toymaking at Giengen is still chiefly done by hand. The tiny pieces of mohair cloth or felt are cut by a worker using a pair of scissors. 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