The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 23, 1960 · Page 11
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, December 23, 1960
Page 11
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6rt and Braaorlfc Cdtmty, Texas, Fri,, December 23, I960 : K & A A & o u K r A u j a Pagell PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS * COSMETICS SUNDRIES - VETERtNARS SUPPLIES Phone SWift 8-2333 NIUHTS DIAL SWu'l 8-7435 WRIGHT'S PHARMACY BRA20MA m ..<; *1S ?Blessfm ^ C fHolw Season BRADSHAW TRAVEL BUREAU MS N. GULF BLVD. BE 3-3308 FREEPORT Special Service Set By Church Students The college and high school graduating students of the Velasco Baptist Church will lead in the Christmas night church service, which starts at 7:30, with a program based on the theme "Found Faithful." A message entitled "In All Thy Ways" will be brought by Jon Eargle, ministerial student at Midwestern Baptist Seminary In Kansas City, Mo. Others who will speak Include: Jo Ellen Johnson, stewardship of Spiritual Resources; Jimmy White, stewardship of M e n t ul Capacities; Dan Keller, stewardship of Physical Abilities. Jimmy White will lead In the opening prayer, after which the Rev. A. Gordon Johnson, pastor of the church, will recognize the students. Norman Sowell will read the Scripture Reading, and the Offering Service will be conducted by John Walker and Terry Varde man. Mary Culbertson will sing, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." Special music will be brought by the high school graduating students, who are: Bobby Me- Gleary, Larry Moore, Garry Moore, Terry Vardeman, Carolyn Dykes, Judy Lawliss, Suese Vardeman, Jean Smith, Joyce Miller, Charlotte Baker, Evelyn Wheel ess, and Margaret Hudgins. College students of the church are: Jon Eargle, Mary Culbertson, Jo Ellen Johnson, Norman Swell, Jimmy White, Billy Skinner, Dan Keller, and John Smith. An invitation is extended to everyone to attend. Breakfast Drink Even cereal is included In brcakfast-ln-a-glass. For 1 serving, place in a blender or pitcher one-third cup of cooked, chillet oatmeal, Vt cup of frozen orange pineapple juice concentrate, 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar, % tea spoon of vanilla and % cup of milk. Blend 1 minute or beat with rotary beater until thoroughly mixed. Pour and serve. i International JJnitorm Bible Material: Lake *. Devotional Reading: Lnke 1:18(. GOD'S GIFT On the last Sunday of the Old Year, it is fitting that our thoughts •should go back along memory's lane through the shadows and sunshine of these past 12 months. But since the last Sunday is also Christmas, our minds go far, far back on the road of time, to a story we all heard as children. It is a story that ordinary prjse can scarcely tell. The story of the first Christmas is told in poetry. The light of beauty shone on the child at Bethlehem. Not only in the gospel of Luke but all through the New Testament, whenever a writer speaks of Christ's coming to earth, joy and wonder break all bounds. A baby was born on that first Christmas, a baby who was a statistic in the Emperors census. if \ ^fc^^Shi '.~i#i4K. T!M Wt ecfjo tije praper oC million* t&rougfjout tfje tootlb # tfjfe $olp g>ea£ou.. .tfjat soon tfjere Urill ije peace for all men, 8no,tue pvap tljat eacfj of pu toill fjabe a mo3t joyous Cljrfetmag ^oltbap. BRAZOSPORT MEMBERS OF THE BRAZORIA COUNTY LUMBERMEN'S ASSOCIATION BRA'/.OSrOItT LUMBER CO. Chile, Texan COLEMAN LUMBER CO. Clute, Texai BURTON LUMBER CO. Lake Jackson, Texas FREEI'ORT LUMBER CO. Freeport, Texui TEMPLE LUMBER CO. Clute, Texas SIMMONS BUILDING AND SUPPLY CO. Freeport, Texas HAYNES LUMBER CO. Freeport, Texas GULF LUMBER CO. e. Texas Some people live and die, no more than numbers in a census- book. But with Jesus it was altogether different. A Great Joy "WHICH WILL COME" Looking only at Luke, we select three expressions out of the first words about Jesus after he was born. The reader can do no .better, If a little open time comes on this Christmas afternoon or evening- no better than to sit down with this second chapter of Luke and mull over the other things that were said about the baby and the child Jesus. The three thoughts where we center attention all come from the angel who spoke to the shepherds. The first tiling he said was "Be not afraid." It would have been a good thing if all the creeds, and all the thinking about Jesus that learned and unlearned men have done for the 20 centuries now nearly gone, had started at this point. A scholarly theologian had just finished preaching a sermon about Jesus, one morning, and after the service an older Christian in the congregation, a former missionary, remarked: "If that is what Jesus was like, the mystery i s how he managed to have any friends." The theologian had preached a book-Christ, there was no joy about him, a Christ who was correct but not contagious. Another professor writes about Jesus and calls him "God's attack on man." If that had been the case, the angel should have said with a scowl, "Crawl in the dust, you worms! God has invaded you, he is about to attack, you have no room to hide." Not at all. This was good news of a great joy which will come to all the people. Christianity which !s not a great joy, which does not begin with joy, is no more than a sad imitation. "A Savior Who Is Christ the Lord" Christ is given many names in the New Testament. Three of the most important are here in the angel's words to the shepherds: Savior, Christ, Lord. What Christ had, and has, to do with the forgiveness of sins, was left in God's providence for other men to learn. God did not send his angel to instruct the Shepherds in a Theory of the Atonement, they were not told a word about a Virgin Birth. They were shepherds, not theologians. They would not have understood such matters. But they could understand "Savior." It was an Old Testament word, sometimes it meant God and sometimes it meant a man. "Deliverer 1 expresses the meaning the Did Testament puts into the word. A Savior was always one who did for others what they most desperately needed and did for them what they could never do for them selves. The shepherds understood the other words too, Christ and Lord. Christ the Messiah, God's chosen King, we have seen how this promise was clung to through long centuries. If this baby was the Christ, it meant that the long waiting and hoping was over, God's Kingdom was now at hand. And Lord — the word was not new. It was on imperial documents, it was on the imperial statutes, men had died cruelly, and would die again, because they would not call the Caesar 'Lord." But here was a Lord, THE Lord of mankind, even of Caesar. ' (Based on ooUInes copyrighted by the Division of Christian Education, National Council ol the Church™ of Christ In the U. 8. A. Released by Community Press Service.) Goes Honored At Brazoria Baptist Church Dinner A church-wide fellowship and I dinner at Brazoria First Baptist I Church Thursday night honored Hthe Rev. and Mrs. Herman Coe H for their 10 years of service there. The event was also the church | Christmas party. FPStauffer Employees I Have Yule Dinner Dance Freeport Stauller Chemical I Company employees, mainly fore|men and office personnel, had a I Christmas dinner and dance at HWhitten's Restaurant on Surfside I Road Saturday night Attending were Mr. and Mrs. ||T. R. SpUler, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. | Hurley, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Know- f les, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Greenawalt, jJMr. and Mrs. I. R. Matocha, Mr. | and Mrs. J. S. Doane and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Carrillo. Church members presented the Coes with a silver coffee service during the evening. The event was arranged by the TEL Sunday School class, assisted by the Fellowship class, Decorations included a Lottie Moon Christmas tree, on which offerings were in little green socks decorating the tree. Other Christ mas trees and decorations were used in the church Fellowshi Hail. After the covered dish dinner which began the evening at 7 p m., the choir presented specia music and some special solos were on the program. Church members also had group-singing of Christmas carols. Christmas lights and candleligh illuminated the Han during th evening. Santa Claus was on hanc <o pass out candy-filled socks t the youngsters who were preseni Mrs. Ed Lords, of the TEL class headed plans lor the even ing. GREETINGS for Christmas, with our thanks to you for your patronage. Have a wonderful holiday season! B. D. CARLTON FURNITURE 00. Mr. & Mrs. B. D. Carlton HWY 36 BRAZORIA 7( tfhole chorus oj best riuhes to v-TOM DICK I IJKE NICK TOM SMITHTVICK B.VIBER SHOP FREEPORT blessing; rest upon you WACKER'S OF LAKE JACKSON Here's our chance to say, "Have a very Merry Christinas and a Happy Holiday." porting'goods . m^'~- .• . .-JttJVSHK- '- - +** ' -*^ '-, ' •_ ' ' * - i. LAKE JACKSON ROAD CLUTE !Y CHRISTMAS It adds so much to Christmas Day to send this wish your way WE WISH THIS SALUTATION WERE A PERSONAL "THANK YOU" TO EACH OF OUR GOOD FRIENDS JACK MARSHALL YOUR BRAZORIA COUNTY Sheriff

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