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Dec. 1H4 Glob«-0*7«tt*, Meson City, l«. vUit ne6Se5 to i lativlti By G. ERNEST LYNCH, B.D, (Here is one in a series of imaginative monologues by forerunners and witnesses to the birth of Jesus Christ which attempt to restate the freshness, mystery and awe of His Advent and Nativity.) If you please . . Church«s wishing to • nnounc* sp«ci*l Christmas •ctiv)tl«s in the Glob«-Gaztttt and which h*vt not yet submttttd announcements s h e u I rf h*v« their Christmas newt to the Globe-Gazette by 10 a.m. Tuesday. Also, because of the Christmas holiday, news and notices of church activities for the weekend following Christmas should be sent in as soon as possible and nc later than Thursday noon. The Globe - Gazette will not be published on Friday, but the usual church pages will appear in all editions received by subscribers on Saturday as usual. Simeon, the Devout In (he ancient, psalms of our forefather, David, it is written that the span of man's life is three score years and ten. Hut (Jod lias most generously blessed me, .Simeon of Jerusalem, for 1 have had Ih'f ififfc oi' four score years. And though my strength is failing, even so I have latterly known a fulfillment of prayer and the culmination of my fondest dreams. ! know that this life can offer nothing greater. 1 am one who would rather he a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord than dwell in the most sumptuous palace. Long uuo it WHS vouchsafed me by the Holy Spirit that 1 should not sec death until 1 had seen the Messiah, the Saviour tif Israel, the world. Redeemer of Hie I knew not when I should see him nor in what guise he might come. But 1 w;is certain that sooner or later he would come In the temple of the l.nrd nnd that, by Clod's inspiration 1 would rooogni/.c him. So it bociutie my d;iily custom to visit the temple both to offer worship and to search llic faces of those who entered tlu v house of dod. For 1 knew Hint true pence would not come to my .soul until 1 had scon the Lord's Mes- nimuicr (if imin lie might be: Soldier, prophet, governor or Day iifU.T 1 kept my hut Die Anointed One did not ;i|>- pciir. Until iit liist, in God's good lime, (here c;ime one day n young couple who, after the custom of our Inw, were presenting their newborn son to llic Lord and offering n thanksgiving sacrifice of two turtledoves. Tho moment I saw the child 1 knew my search was ended. By I ho urging of the Holy Ghost 1 knew beyond all doubt tlmt tin's precious child was God's appointed redeemer. Here, in the helpless form of n lillle child, the symbol of love and life, was our long-awaited Messiah, thr Saviour of I he world. I took the little one in my arms lo .speak words of blessing itml il was as if I hold llio vory lioavl of creation lo my breast. My soul overflowed with Ilinnks- AT COUNTY HOME Senior hi^h Melluxlisl Yonlli Fellowship members of i n( . First Mrihodisl Church will have onlortaiiiiiicn Cor residents ,,[ • County Home ill living and my mouth uttered a Kiean of praise: 'Lord, now leltcsl Thou Thy servant depart in peace, According lo Thy Word. or mine eyes have seen Tliy salvation, Which Thou has prepared before the face of all people; I'o be a light to lighten the Gentiles, And lo be the glory of Thy people, Israel." The news of prophecies was quickly noised abroad and there vvns a great stir of excitement among our people. Word of om rejoicing soon reached the cars of that jcnlous madman, Herod. In demented desperation be declared a pogrom and ordered his soldiers lo search out mid .slaughter all the innocent infanb of Israel. The brutal butchery began that very day and throughout the city rose the piteous sound of laincn tntion and mourning as tin mothers of Israel were weeping for their children. I had thought my life com l>)elc in the moinont when 1 liolf llic infant Christ in my arms lint, as always, God's purpose.* proved g r e a t e r than man'. 1 plans. For that nighf, as Herod's men continued their hcnrtlc.sh carnage, i( was I who guided the uily family through dark am secret ways to an iinguardcc MTiieli in Hie city wnll and sen horn quickly on their way to ho safety of Kgypt. Am I in clangor from Herod's wrath if my part in the escape s known? Yes, of course. He will slay me. Hut 1 fear no evil. 1 know that my Hodoomer livolh ,-niii I his 10 Corn) Gordo . r > p.m. Sunday Ministers speak Praise for those closed Sundays The Mason City Ministerial Association Saturday gave its commendation to businessmen resisting the trend to seven- day-a-week business in Mason City. The text of a letter' prepared by the association of clergymen appears in an association advertisement on this page. It was approved earlier in the week at a meeting of the gcoup. The new letter states that the ministers believe unnecessary business on Sunday "hampers the moral and spiritual development o'f our community" Rabbi calls on Jews to support Negro cause CHICAGO — The American Jew must re-examine his relationship with the American Negro, Detroit Rabbi Richard C. Hertz declares. The rising tide of Negro- Jewish tensions, Dr. Hertz says, HOLY NIGHT OBSERVED THROUGH THE YEARS —Ap Newsfcaturcs DEDICATION — The Rev. Frederick C. llinx (left), former Mason Cityan and son of the Rev. and Mrs. C. A. Ilinx, congratulates Robert Moses, New York World's Fair president and chairman of the Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority, at the dedication of the huge Verrnzano-Narrows BriclKc. The authority constructed the bridge linking Brooklyn and Statcn Island in New York City. Pastor Hiir/, headmaster of Martin Luther High School in New York, represented the Lutheran Hifrh School Association of New York City, lie will be in Mason City and occupy his father's pulpit in Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. Christmas Day. precious Christ-child is (he very embodiment of (ho love of God which ovorcomoth all tilings: Kear and darkness, haired, even iui\v let test Thou Thy servant depart in peace. Presbyterians to see Yule pageant The First. P r c s h y t c r i a n Church's church school Christinas pageant will be jireseiileil at . r > p.m. Sunday in the church. Tho program is under llic direction of Dorolhy Joan nnd Larry Kohinson. Covenant children will have program The First Covenant Church's Sunday school Christmas program will he held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the church. There; will lie songs »nd recitations by the Primary Department and a skit, "The Heal Moaning of Christmas" by the Junior am .Junior llii;h departments. Church teen-agers give service with retarded children LIMA, Ohio (.<Vi — Their pries at St. Corard's, (he Rev Theodore lloyhuni, C. >SS. R. contends "there's an awful lo of talent amon» our teenagers,' and tliroo senior girls from Ccn tral Catholic High School ar proving it. .lane Mittlokanip, Carole Lin and Hnrbara Rollig arc teachin a religion class for roturdc children of the parish. Say Carole: "t jusl love lo got up on Sun (lay mornings now and I use to go lo late Mass. They dopcn on you for so much and yo enjoy giving what you can.' The Accutroir Story: all the parts that make a watch fast or slow have been left out. Balance wheel (A) limili iccurJcy ol regular w.itch, Tuning lork (B) replace* t>4l.inc« whac) and makes Acculroo woild's most precise Umepicc«-tho Mrit ever guaranteed? lor daily accuracy. Acrulron li a Bulova devclopmant. Models from $125 plus tat. It's worth the time to you to look into it. Gordon's Jewelry 19 East Slate Mason Cily unrnnlevtt for •v«rou« dalljr aecMmry wllMn 7 tecondt. Your A:ruTron I*<*»*** ill nrfluii ilm« M rfcfi lalvront*. If n*ir«inry. Ova ran I** I* (of on* (oil y«n<. THROWN OUT Christian missionaries Birth recalled in carof "0 holy night! the stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth!" This inspiring carol was writ- n a hundred years ago by Trinity Lutheran choirs to present service in music The three choirs of Trinity aitheran; Church will present a Christmas ^orig service at the ogular . ^:30, .and 11 worship ervic.cs gunday. Included in,the concert will be he Children's Choir, directed by Mrs. Joe Mentink, Chapel hoir,under Mrs. L. C. Orton and. Adult' Choir led by Mrs. S ^e Johnson,, qa'ch singing a group of; Christmas songs. Accompanists, are, Mr. Robert *Jord, Mrs. Dale Jensen Debbie Nelson. The Adult and and Chapel Choirs.will combine for hree anthem's,,in keeping with he festival' season. A Christmas Message, "When he Angel Choir Sang," will be given by Pastor Lavern R. Han on. The entire service is broad cast over . KGLO radio from 11;30 to 12:30. Christmas, events planned at citadel A Salvation Arfny Christmas irogram will be held at 10 a.m Sunday in the Salvation Arm> Christma in a pro gram Wednesday. Also Sunday will be a 4 p.m. vesper service at the citadel, during which a film, "Glory in the Highest,' will be ssli Adolph Adam, a young French omposer. His ambition was to write opera, but he is re'mem- «red today for the woMs and music of the song praising the "lirth of Jesus. In it he re- ffirms the true meaning of Ihristmas. ' _ "Truly He taught us to -love one another; His law is love and-His gospel is peace. • ' Chains shall He bre'ak, for the slave is our brother And in His name all' oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in jgrate- ful chorus raise we,Let all within us praise His holy name!" ' ' Program set at Wesley Methodist "Christmas in Symbol? and Song," a program by' elementary school children of-Wesley Methodist Church, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in ttte'.c'hurch citadel, completing presentation begun sanctuary, music will Special Christmas be heard -jby the church's three choirs 8:30 and 11 a.m. services, Freshmen and senior high Methodist'Youth Fellowship members wij| caro in the evening. Nazarene church program planned A children's program o recitations and song .will be presented from 9:45 to, *abou 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the!church of the Nazarene in Mason City taking both Sunday school and worship service time this .week. Mrs. Sam Bradbury arid' Betty Winingham have charge.of the program. A young people's Christmas pageant will.'be at ,7 p.m. Sunday at the churqh. Y 'serves only the cause of the segregationist." His views are in he Negro magazine, Ebony. .The leader of the largest Re- orm Jewish congregation in America states flatly that Jews are being- left behind in the cur- Protestants share space with nuns AKRON, Ohio, (AP) — The unusual is happening every day his fall on West Exchange Street — a half dozen nuns, wearing the habit o! the Dominican Sisters, are working in the Westminster United Presbyteri an Church. This advance in ecumenical spirit started a week before La- jor Day. Our Lady of the Elms floman Catholic School, across .he street from the Presbyterian church, had a problem: Opening of school was going to ind them short of space for nursery and kindergarten classes. A new building had been planned, but at a late stage it developed a new foundation vould be needed and it could not be completed before the jolidays. Mother Mary Eileen, Elms superior, and a colleague paid a visit to their neighbor, Dr. Noel A. Calhoun, Westminster hurch pastor. He offered them four large Sunday school classrooms and use of the kitchen and- other equipment. When Mother Eileen asked about rental, Dr. Calhoun replied: "Sister, we'll not .even talk about that; we consider this our Christian duty." Later the 21-member session of the United Presbyterian Church gave unanimous approval. Classes for 92 preschool' tots from 3 to 5 years old moved in. "Five years ago, I don't believe those sisters would ever have walked into this building,' Dr. Calhoun said. "There has been a softening on the part' ol Catholics through the great spirit of Pope John, and the Protestant world has reacted in tur,n. "With this spirit alive, it would not behoove us to deny the space." Dr. Calhoun would have been happy to have his church's ac of charity unpublicized, but the grateful sisters had a story 'While Jewish organizations are still passing resolutions and ssuing statements," Dr. Hertz writes, "Negro leadership has and Protestants, have "seized he torch," he adds. The rabbi charges that Jews .oday are resting on their past aurels. "To Jews," he writes, "the Negro revolution seems to re solve around who is buying the bouse on their block." He says Negroes resent the Ight of the Jew to the all-white were expelled from Sudan last March. Grace E.U.B. will have Yule program The annual Christmas program of recitations and songs at Grace E v a n g e 1 i cal United Brethren Church will be held at •I p.m. Sunday. TAKE CHOICE There arc "367 Protestant churches, 107 'Catholic churches, 130 Jewish synagogues and 14 Greek Orthodox temples in New York City's'Borough of Queens. St. Paul's LUTHERAN CHURCH : ... 239 E. State Sunday School , Sunday— 9:1S A.M. WORSHIP SERVICES 8:00— 10:45 A.M. Duane E. Schro«der, Pastor BETHLEHEM Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod Between .llh and 5th Street] on North Delawars SUNDAY 8:00 A.M.—WORSHIP . 9:00 A.M.—Bible Classes, Sunday School, Adult Discussion Group. 10:00 A.M.—Worship SERMON: "The Humble Voice of John to Receive the Christ of Christmas." \n-.xo A.M.—nro»<tcast Ovpr XRIB: "HrlnflnR Christ To The Community" C. A. HINZ, Pastor ent .S. protest movement in the ction.' 1 Others, including Catholics and that, a "day of rest and worship is essential for 'the well- being of all our citizens." Th*- Mason City Ministerial Association since at least 1960 ias actively discouraged Sunday shopping. For several years an association committee was n existence which made con:acts with business people to encourage Sunday closing. In addition, the clergymen in their various churches urged Lord's Day observance of Sunday. In the past years, emphasis was on supermarkets as major employers who are open week- around in 'many cases. The ministers noted this week that other types of large businesses have been going to the same practice. Although some of the clergymen have opposed all Sunday business, efforts of the group as a whole have not been directed at owner-operated businesses or those businesses which can claim to serve emergency needs. The clergymen this week noted that some of the present Sunday store openings may represent only a pre-Christmas service and not a practice which will become a year-a round thing. It was indicated that the situation will be reviewed again in a January meeting. Although contracts have been made with businessmen in past uburb. ill of :hants' He adds 'gouging that a Jewish hand- mer- in Harlem offsets the ;ood done by hundreds of Jewsh NAACP members. The rabbi calls on Jews to narticipate directly in the Negro cause, noting that "freedom is ndivisable .'. . Jews are safe only when everyone else is afe ... that's 'the way freedom works." Congregational program is set A church school Christmas program featuring choirs and student art work will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Congregational Church. The church's Women's provides treats for sters. Fellowship the young- printed in the Cleveland diocesan weekly newspapers. Then mention followed in a national magazine. "If the opportunity came, eel there are other Presbyterian ministers.who would do likewise," Dr. Calhoun said. He said his -"congregation is totally delighted." w.ith th.e move. "There has been no unfavorable comment' from any source," he said. years, the major been .aimed at church members efforts have encouraging to positive observance of a weekly day of rest and worship. The ministerial group has not been alone in the efforts. As long ago as January 1962 the Mason City Area Council of Churches, for instance, urged by formal resolution that shoppers refrain from buying goods on Sunday. The Mason City Ministerial Association has included clergymen of nearly all faiths represented in the city. The Council of Churches, a Protestant group; is not so broadly represented but its member churches include more than half the city's population. Various individual church bodies have emphasized Lord's Day observance. The Catholic Church, for one, has had area- wide sessions on the subject. While the main effort has been for personal Sunday observance, some clergymen in the past years have even suggested that members not only refrain from Sunday 'shopping but also avoid entirely stores which do business on that day. TRINITY tUTHERAN CHURCH Lavern R. Hanson, David A. Anderson, Herman A; Diers, PASTORS Divine Worship Services 8:30,9:30 and 11:00 A;M. (Chrjstmas Song Service at 9:30 and 11:00) Holy Communion 10:30 A.M. ' ' ' Sunday School & Nursery 8:30, 9:30 and 11:00 A.M. Sermon: "When the Angel Choir Sang"—Pastor Hanson Service Broadcast Over KGJ.O from 11:30 lo 13:30 Christmas Eve: Family Service at 5iOO Late Service at 11:00 Christmas Daj~ Festival Service at 10:00 CHRISTMAS CLEARANCE Calendar Towels Christmas Cards Candles—Jewelry Plaques Real Values For Last Minute Shoppers MILLER'S Christian Book & Gift 203 So. Federal 423-5465 OUR SAVIOR'S Lutheran Church 2502 South Jefferson WORSHIP SERVICE 8:30 A.M. and 10:45 A.M. SUNDAY CHRISTMAS 4 P.M. & SCHOOL PROGRAMS 7:30 P.M. Nursery During Worship Stanley L. Carlsen, Pastor Open Letter to the Businessmen of Mason City... We, the members of the Ministerial Association of Mason City, want to commend all the businessmen who are resisting the trend to be open for business on Sunday. We feel that all this unnecessary business on Sunday hampers the moral and spiritual development of our community. We feel that a day of rest and worship is essential for the well being of all our citizens. We sincerely hope that this trend toward Sunday business can be reversed and we sincerely commend all those who are working for that goal. Mason City Ministerial Association Lavern R. Hanson, President J. Lowell DeGarmo. Secretary First Methodist Church 119 South Georgia WORSHIP SERVICES 9:30 A.M. 1 0 :15 A.M. Broadcast over KGLO at 9:30 A.M. PRESENTATION OF A CANTATA by Bach • "THE NEW BORN BABE" Chancel Choir Don Kra.srr, hass _ Mrs. Robert Gcttman, soprano Mrs. Murry Lawson, piano - Mrs Earl Ehlcr, organist Prelude — Instrumental Trio Mrs. Omar Johnson, violin Deloris Main, cello Mrs. Irene Swedlund, piano Anthem — "Shepherd Come" by Bitgood Chancel Choir — Linda Dillon, Flute Soloist Offertory — Ave Maria — by Bach-Gounod Instrumental Trio 10:50 A.M. Reception of New Members 6:45 P.M. MYP Wayside Chapel Christmas Eve Communion — 7:45 PM Self Help Communion Chrisfmas Day Dr. Carl Broadcast KGLO Every Sunday 8:10-8:30 a.m. "How To Get More Out Of Life" Youth & Adult Church School Classes 9:30 A.M. And 10:50 A.M.

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