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1 6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 197 "THE SECORDS" TO SING JAN. 8 AT MANNINGS ASSEMBLY GOD CHURCH the year. All members are urged to attend; 7:30 p.m., Susanna Wesley Class. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Senior choir; 7:30 p.m., Bible study in Fellowship Hall. Thursday, 10 a.m., AARP; 12 noon, Ministerial Assoc.; 7 p.m., Girl Scouts and Rainbow Girls. "The Secords", a team of gospel singing evangelists who have dedicated their lives to presenting the message of Christ through a refreshing style of music and the spoken word, will give a presentation Sunday, January 8, at 7 p.m., at the Mannings Assembly of God Church, located six miles East of Charles Town on State Route 9. The Rev. David Forkey, pastor, said the public is invited to hear this outstanding musical trio made up of Paul Secord, team evangelist and pianist, his wife Mahala, and Larry Sant- myer, team organist. Paul and Mahala have two small sons, who travel full-time with them in this ministry. "Founder's Day" To be Observed Sunday Tri-State Baptist Church "Founder's Day" will be observed Sunday, January 8, at 10:30 a.m., at the Tri-State Baptist Church to mark the first year since Pastor Diffee started his independent fundamental Baptist Church. The church building at 211 E. 2rid Avenue in Ranson was purchased in May, and the congregation was organized into a church last September. There were only 23 on that first Sunday last January. The King's M{m singing from First Baptist Church of Riverdale, Md., were guests and will return this coming Sunday. Since that, the congregation has grown until the church has been full for most services since summer. Soul-winning and teaching are the main thrusts of the new work. Gospel sermons with invitations are featured and expository preaching by the: pastor are a regular part of the i services, i The church is independent of any convention but fellowships with the largest group of Baptist Churches in the world. Baptist Bible Fellowship International is unique by having a missionary program where every dollar given by the churches reaches the mission field. Also, the largest :hurches in the world, fellowship with this group. Six colleges are included in this with Liberty Baptist College in Lynchburg, Va. Jerry Fawell as president, and the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., supporting over 4,000 student enrollment. A Christian pre-kindergarten and kindergarten school was opened in August of 1977 with a grade a year to be added. A new class of pre-kindergarten will begin on January 16. Enrollments are now being taken. A night Bible Institute was added in June and classes finished the first semester in October. The second semester begins on January 9 with a course [ PHONE 725-5321 Survey being added. Old Testament Survey will be SERVICES FOR ST. THOMAS LUTHERANS The Rev. Richard E. Neal, pastor, announces the following Services: Service at 8:30 and 11 a.m., sermon: "Baptism Is God's Work", nursery provided for pre-school children at 11 a.m.; Sunday School classes for adults, young men and women and children, 9:45 a.m.; Lutheran Youth meet at church at 6:30 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m., Reformation Circle meets with Mrs. Michael Peterson. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Trinity Circle , meets with Mrs. J. M. Garrott. Wednesday, 10a.m., Epiphany Circle meets with Mrs. John Seal; Advent Circle meets at 7:30 p.m., with Mrs. Betty Scott. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., choir. Saturday, 9, 10, and 11 a.m., Catechism classes meet at the parsonage. GLEANERS CLASS OF ASBURY U.M. CHURCH MEETS TUESDAY The Gleaners Sunday School Class of Asbury U.M. Church will meet Tuesday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the home of Mrs. Emma Watson, Leetown Road. This will be a planning meeting to arrange programs and hostesses for the year. All members are urged to be present. 1 SERVUCES FOR GOSPEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD repeated for new enrollment on [ January 9. ( The Rev. Arnold Hoffman, Dr. Diffee reports Tri-State pastor, announces the following Baptist Church has become a i services: great church, friendly and in- Sunday School, I0 a.m. terested in others. Each I Morning Worshipand Children's member believes there is a i Hur, 11 a.m.'; Evening service, reason for its existence and17:30p .m. enjoys being a part because it is ) Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Bible a people's church, i study and prayer. Dr. Diffee extends a big! welcome to all to visit this church this and every Sunday. I LEETOWN BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES The Rev. John M. Emert, pastor, announces the following services: Sunday, 6:30 a.m., Men's Fellowship breakfast; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, Harold Gray, director; I1 a.m., Morning Worship. Monday, 6:30 p.m., youth choir. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Choral Echoes. Wednesday, 1:45 p.m., service at Jeffersonian Manor; 7 p.m., Business meeting and prayer service. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., ADult choir; 7:30 p.m,, Children's choir. SERVICES FOR CHARLES TOWN ASBURY U.M. CHURCH The Rev. Marcuis Earp, )astor, announces the following services: Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m., worship, sermon: "Faith Is...Expecting Great Things From God", a nursery is provided for the 11 a.m. service; 9:30 a.m., Church School for all ages; 8:30 p.m., Bible study. Monday, 3:45-4:30 p.m., Children's choir; 7:30 p.m., Administrative Board. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Gleaners Class will meet at home of Mrs. Emma Watson for a planning meeting to arrange the in New Testament programs and the hostesses for Ill l l I$1UI II I Sm.t00 a.d St,'id00." lll,,morial 00unerat C. H. STRIDER, JR. - DIRECTOR 304 W. WASHINGTON ST. CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Dear friends, Do not be concerned about saying just the right thing to your bereaved friends. Your warm and [ sympathetic presence at the funeral home : L speaks for itself. If you can aid the bereaved to talk and un- burden themselves, you will be helping them %// greatly by sharing their grief. [ Respectfully, iN SERVICES FOR HALLTOWN, ELK BRANCH PRESBYTERIANS The Rev. Fred A. Smith pastor, announces the following services: Halltown Church: Worship, 9:30 a.m., sermon: "God Finishes What He Starts": Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Women of the Church meet. Elk Branch Church: Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m., sermon, same as above. SERVICES FOR TRI-STATE BAPTISTS The Rev. Dr. R. B. Diffee, pastor, announces the following services: No Sunday School, January 8, but there will be a unified ser- vice at 10:30 a.m to mark the church's Founder's Day, featuring "The Kings Men", from Riverdale, Md., and the pastor will deliver a sermon; 6 p.m., Rev. Joe Frye will deliver a special sermon and the King's Men will provide music. Dr, Diffee also announces it is not too late to enroll for the Bible Institute classes beginning January 9-10, featuring an Old and New Testament survey. Call 725-5229, also January 16 will mark the beginning of a new pre- kindergarten class. Write P.O. Box 657, Charles Town, for in- formation. SERVICES FOR SUMMIT POINT BAPTIST CHURCH The Rev. Richard G. Moore, pastor, announces the following services: 00,TTI::N I:D. TH THIS WEEK Sunday School, 10 a.m., Chesire, director; Mornin Worship, 11 a.m., sermon: "The Voice of Jesus", special music by the choir, Mrs. Nora Drish, organist and choir director. Nursery worker, Mrs. Patricia DeHaven; Board of Deacons will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, R.A.'s, Donald Drish, leader and the Mission Friends, Mrs. Hilda Cheshire, leader, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Housewives for Christ Prayer group meet at 10 am., the place to be announced. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., children's choir; 7 p.m., Senior choir; $ p.m., monthly church meeting; 7-8 p.m,, Children's Story Hour led by David Hoff- man, Sr. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., BWMS will meet at home of Mrs. Edith Ellifritz. Severn, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. John Kendig, Jr., and son of Route 3, Martinsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sager, Stoken Nichols and Miss Susan Rodgers of Martinsburg. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sager, Jr., are the parents of a daughter born in Jefferson Memorial ttospital, Wednesday, December 28. She has been named Chrissy Lynn. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Southard and daughters of Terra Alto, visited their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker and family over the weekend. SEARS CATALOG SALES Merchant, Colin & Katherine Dunbar 725-2009 - Rt. 9 - Ranson Carolyn M. Snyder To Speak To AMP Mrs. Carolyn M. Snyder, of Jefferson County, former county representative in the W. Va. House of Delegates and now director of the Governor's Regional Office in martinsburg, will be the speaker for the monthly meeting of the Jef- ferson County Chapter American Association of Retired Persons to be held January 12, at I0 a.m., in the Educational Building of the Charles Town Asbury U.M. Church. Mrs. Snyder will explain the operations of the Governor's SHENANDOAH JUNCTION Miss Lillian Myers The Shenand:nchon Ruritan Club held its monthly meeting at the Village House, with 75 present, including members, wives and guests. :: Program for the evening was a Bible quiz with winners being Mrs. Floyd Ferrell and Charles Myers. Officers installed for the coming year by Mr. Harold Cushwa, past Lt. Governor from Tuscarora Club, were Pres. Granville Myercer; vice president, Herbert Snyder; treasurer, RobertHockensmith; secretary, Iley Weller; 3-year director, Roolford Murphy. The club voted to donate money to the cheer booth, for making baskets of food to distribute to the needy. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kemner spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Prusinoski, in Annapolis, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Myers have moved to their new home which they have completed near the Ruritan Club building. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seibert of Martinsburg, spent Tuesday with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shirley and daughter Eleanor. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cross and children of Colorado City, Col., have been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cross. The Ruritan Club sponsored a Christmas program on Satur- day, December 24, at 6 p.m., at the club building, with the community attending. Treats were given to all present. The Rev. and Mrs. R. Dennis Campbell, of Kansas City, Mo.. were guests of his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Campbell recently. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schoefield and son have moved to Roanoke, Va., where Mr. Scboefield has been transferred. He had been employed with the Park Service at Harpers Ferry. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wagner and sons of Middletown, Pa., have been visiting her brother- in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Snyder and son Lee. Mrs. Gary Sager and Mrs. lewis Sager visited Mrs. Addle Rogers at Valley View Nursing Home at Berkeley Springs recently. Mrs. Susan Blackford has returned home after having been a patient in Jefferson Memorial Hospital for a week. Her many friends wish her a speedy recovery. Christmas day dinner guests of Mr and Mrs. Lewis Sager were Mr. and Mrs. Hai'ry Weller and son, Gary Sager,d Jr., and sons of Mecklenburg Heights, Shepherdstown; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stum and children, RAY'S AUTO SERVICE Gen'l Auto Repair-Body & Fender Repairs Auto Painting  725-9663 E. N. St. - Charles Town office and tell the group of the The airman attended( many services available to them Town High School. through the various state Words are agencies. She will also relatLe ) how the Regional office must e so are the of service to them. them. Samuel F. Stokes Given Promotion By Air Force WICHITA, Kan. -- An official at Mcconnell AFB, Kan., has announced the promotion of Samuel F. Stokes to senior airman in the U.S. Air Force. Airman Stokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Robert Stokes of 308 E. Congress St., Charles Town, is a security specialist with a unit of the Strategic Air Command. CLENDENING MOTORS, INC. Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge Sosge Trucks - 725-2096 233 N. Mildred St. Ranson, W. Va. THIS SERIES OF MESSAGES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FOLLOWING CHARLES TOWN AND JEFFERSON COUNTY FIRMS WHO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF THE CHURCHES OF OUR COMMUNITY. There's beauty to the morning after a snowstorm, with the world turned white. The trees march in line like soldiers buried under the weight of their packs. Branches bend under the load: some- times they break. But, more often they're resilient enough to withstand the storm . . and still keep growing. Can we say the same of ourselves? Do we stand up under burdens, or do our realized that we re never alone. The world is fidl of others staggering along under their own burdens, and most of them manage to keep going. And the lucky ones who have a true faith even realize that the pilgrimage has a reason, a meaninl, even though they mav not un- derstand it. " " Where do you find faith? You don't. It comes to you. And the Church is the first hidden shoulders snap and break? It step toward such a meeting. might help us to bear heavy loads if we " Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Ephesians I Timothy Revelation Romans Psalms Psalms Isaiah 5:1-2i 4:1-16 7:1-17 15:1-13 46:1-1q 118:1-29 9:1-7 'i  ii ] Copyright 1977 Kessler Advermg , Strasburg, Virgraa Scriptures selected by The American Eht:,le Soce i COURTNEY & SON USED AUTO PARTS Light & lleavy Duty Towing Dial 535-6352 or 535-6353 Polk St. - Itarpers Ferry RANSON REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE CO.. IN('. Francis M. Frye- Broker Phones: 725-7071. 725-7072 Ranson. W. Va. COMMUNITY OIL CO.. INC. CITGO SERVICE Charles Town, W. Va. - Lees- butg, Va.- Martinsburg. W. Va. - Shepherdstown. W. Va. NOTICE 1978 RELIGIOUS CALENDARS For your 1978 Pmteetant or Catholic Calendar. STOP BY OR PHONE SMITH & STRIDER MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME 302-304 W. Washin00n Street Cha 7 Town,?. Va. FEAGANS JEWELERS Watch Repair & Jewelry Dial 725-7411 W. Wash. St. - Charles Town e VAN TOL FLORISTS Flowers By Wire Ph. 725.2019 Charles Town, W. Va. GUY'S BUICK - PONTIAC, INC. OPEL- G. M. C. TRI.ICKS Dial 725-5338 - St. Rt. 9 Charles Town, W. Va. OTT'S WESTERN AUTO SIIENANDOAII FEI)ERAL BUSINESS SERVICE ASSOCIATE STORE SAVINGS & LOAN ASS(}('. "For People of Distinction" J.E. SENSENEY  llilldale 112 E. Wash. St. - 725-7854 Owner  Shopping Charles Town, W. Va. Charles Town, W. Va. Center Dial 725-9787 LESLIE'S RECORD LAND "Everything In Music" 222 W. Washington St. Dial 725-7512 J. RULLEL FRITTS & SON INC. Appliances-Furniture Dealer Philco- Gibson Dial 725-5511 - Charles Town MAGAHA, INC. APPLIANCE CENTER N. George Street Phone: 725-5516 MARVIN DODSON Plumbing- Heating Air Conditioning Sheet Metal Work Dial 725-881 I Charles Town, W. Va. HALLTOWN PAPERBoARD COMPANY Paperboard Products From Recycled Fibers Halltown, W. Va. mE MELVIN T. FUNERAL CHARLES SIIE E. GUY JEFFERSON MACIIINE COMPANY Route 340 East Charles Town, W. Va. Dial 125-2088 AND Heaters - S OFC TV Sales & Dial 725-3043 CV. PLU Air Cond., Water Water 24 Hr. Dial 725-71115 THI Pizza JEFFEFJO Dial 725-2016 or 7 NEWBERB' ANI Rt. 9, Route 340 Ph. 725-7045 or Charles Tow, HANN ELECTRIC c0' 105 W. 7 R THE WAY CHRISTIAN Charles EXX( Mac Liquld I Dial Ph. 301 N. Ph. CHAJI