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OBSERVE IT BY ATTENDING THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE! lg /~mson for March $6, 1961 I F YOU WILL take time to Count I the pages of the four Gospels, and then count the pages of the chapters telling of the trial, death and resurrection of Jesus, you can see for yourself that the events of those last days and hours are given space far beyond what is given to any other part of Jesus' life. It can .~ven be said, as paradox, that ~othing stands out in the life of Christ as it was first written, as does his death. Not only in the Gospels but in Dr. Foreman the thinking of the church/the death of Christ looms large. Look at the pictures or statues of Christ in Protestant or Roman Catholic homes; how often he appear8 as a dead man! "1 Thirstl" At frst this seems strange. Do not all men die? All men do, to , but not always in the way, nor ever with the purpose, which ~ the church has always seen in the ~:~death of Jesus. If on Good Friday many a church three full hours ~fll be set apart for meditation 0n the memory and the meaning of the Cross, all we can do here is barely to suggest some of the thoughts which that tragic and glorious story suggest to a sym- pathetic reader. One is that Jesus died by violence, died under torture, died in disgrace, for the penalty of crucifixion was inflicted 0nly on slaves and savages, Jesus himself, looking forward to this event, had used the pain words "die," "be killed." He did not use any of the pretty word's that have been thought of, like a blanket of, flowers over a corpse, to conceal the face of death. It was real death that afternoon, death in the midst of youth, death with much to say that could not be said, death with- out friends. Like a red under- scoring of the mental distress and spiritual agonies, was the physical agony of being crucified. Bleeding slowly for hours beneath the hot sun, the sufferer's whole body cried out for water. The one cry of personal physical distress that was wrung from Jesus during those six terrible hours, however, was just that desperate "I thirst." So we have to say of Jesus that he died in torture. But the last word from the cross which John records is not a word of pain but of power: "It is finished!" Thi~ does not mean All is over!' as an admission of defeat. It is the shout of the victorious flghtez after the battle, it is the cry seni up by the mountain climber whe after many perils sets his foot on the topmost pinnacle never before scaled, it is the outburst of the engineer who after months ot planning and years of working sees the span over the great rivez complete at last. He had said something very like this the night before (John 17:4), so that we must not think of the Cross as the one and only achievement oi Jesus. The cross was the crown- ing accomplishment. Jesus' life and death were all of one piece, his death was "in character" with his life. Every man leaves his life unfinished in some respects. We leave behind us friends, children, a new generation, plans unful- filled, words unspoken, work un- done. Even Jesus knew what it was to wish to say things that could not be said. And even his perfect life has not had its full effect without other lives welded to- gether into his living purpose. Nevertheless there was a once- for-all quality about Jesus. He hadtinished what no one else could have done. For Us This is true, because, as the Christian church soon came to see, Jesus' death was much more than every-man's death. Alone and uniquely it was on behalf of all men. This in turn would not have been so if Jesus had lived a selfish life; and it could not have been so, even if our Lord had wished, unless his life was more that of one man in history. For the church makes two great affirmations of faith about Jesus Christ the Lord: first,.~e-le not only a particular man/but he is Man, he sums up in himself all the human race, he is the Man. The other affirmation: He is the Divine Son of God. (Based on outlines copyrighted by the Division of Christian Edueation, National Council of the Churches of Christ In the U. S. A. Released Community ]Press Service.) GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY J ,f Petroleum Products Every Farm Use IT DISTRIBUTOR TOWN, W. VA. "The King Of Hearts" Sermon For Lutherans The Rev. Richard E. Neal, pas- tor of St. Thomas Lutheran Chur ch, Ranson, announced Monday the following schedule of services for Sunday, March 26. The Ser- vice at 11:00 a. m.; sermon, "The King of Hearts", and children's sermon, "The Cross". Nursery held during worship. Sunday Church Schol and the Pastor's Class at 9:45 a. m.; Joseph R. Sta ley, Superintendent. Junior Luth er League meets at the parsonage at 6:30 p. m.; Senior Luther Lea gue meets at th parsonage at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday, 4:00 p. m., Brownie Scout Troop 15. Holy Week services: Wednesday at 7:30 p. m., Public Confession and Bible study an I Corinthians 13. Thursday at 7:30 p. m. The Holy Communion. Good Friday, The Vespers at 7:30 p. m. with medi- tations on the Seven Words and the brief Public Confession., Gleaners Class Has "This Is Your Life" Program at Meeting The Gleaners Class of the Me- thodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Thomas Lennon, East Washington Street Tuesday even- ing, March 14. With 24 members and two visitors present. The meeting was called to or- der by the president Mrs. Len- non. A most inspiring lesson "Seven Words from the Cross" was well planned by Mrs. Beverly York and Mrs. David Merchant with singing by the group, 'Closing with a prayer by Mrs. York. The program for the evening was "This is your Life". The story of the life of one Gleaner, for each month in the year was read by Mrs. James Mol er followed by a song for that month by the group, A solo "Wel come Sweet Springtime" was sung by Mrs. A. C. Halvosa. In closing the group sang "Happy Birthday all Gleaners". Delicious refreshments of indiv idual birthday cakes; topped with a candle,, ice cream, coffee, nuts and mints were served by the hos tess. Co-hostess were Mrs. Her- man Willis, Mrs. Kable J%hnson, Mrs. A. B. Cash, Miss Lucille Printz and Mr. Beverly York. 250 Woman's Club Fashion Show The Fashion Show "Portra!t of persons who attended. During the evening several door prizes donated by the local stores were given. The gift from White's Record Shop went to Mrs. Wanda Perry; one from Charles Town Photo and Gift went to Miss Peggy Wilson; gift Leggett's to Miss B. "J. Allara; Charles Washington Beauty Shop to Mrs. Mabel Schultz; J. J. Newberry to Mrs. Margaret,, Spinks; Scott and White to Miss Barbara Wheeler. Many beautiful fashions were modeled. The small children were adorable in their spring outfits. New this year Were maturnity clothes. During the intermission re- freshments of cup cakes and pun- ch were served. First Issue Potomac Edison's Bulletin Shows Centennial Activities The Area Development De- partment of the Potomac Light and Power Company, Hagerstown, Md. is now issuing a m0nthly mi meographed letter or bulletin en- titled Blue and Gray Notes which deals ~vith the land of Civil War History. And the first one issued covers activities of the Centen- nial Commemorative committees throughout the surrounding four state area which the Potomac Ed- ison Company serves. It covers the activities and plans of Centennial committees in Allegany, Frederick, Carroll and Washington Counties in Mary land; Franklin County, Pennsylv- ania, Clarke, Frederick, Greene, Madison, and Warren counties in Virginia and Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy and Grant counties in.West Virginia. For instance the bulletin says that in Jefferson County, start- ing out under the wing of the Jef- ferson County Chamber of Com. merce, Joe Staley, president, the Civil War Centennial Committee is now in full swing with Mrs. Leeds. K. Riely, as general chair. man for the county in control. Al- ready this county has established an excellent museum in the Jeff- erson County Court House Which t ser. , SPIRIT OF J FFERSON rAm ams An unusual reproduction of a T. Warier Lowry Is I Lowry was chosen Keyser's1 4---B THURSDAY, MARCH historical guidebook with accom- panying Tour-Yourself map at- I leading citizen by a board of re-I~ ---- tached, is being distributed. The Hemed Citizen 0f [presentatives from the Keyser Ki-[W. Va. University in 1928. I Chamber of Commerce. last meeting of the Centennial i wanis, Lions, Rotary and Sorop- I At the present time he is dis- I He is now a member group was held Feb. 13 in the of- [timist Clubs from a list of nomin- I trict manager of the Kevser Dis- Ical committee for the : flee of the Harpers Ferry Nation- Year h] Keyser ]atmns submitted by written ballot I trict of the Potomac Edison Corn-]of the W. Va. Centen al Monument. ]by the public and members of the I Danv with offices in Kevser and [director of the W. Va. Also the bulletin says the first T. Warner Lowry, former man- I civic clubs last November. I i~ie~mont - ]of Commerce. Blue and Gray historical marker ager of the Potomac Light and He is the son of Earl Lowry, - " [ I During recent years he has ser-[ ~ ............ h~f has been delivered to Charles Power Company office in Charles175 Third St. and the former lved as chairman of the building l V-~y~oy. ~,::.:~.o ~,: Town hnd it will be erected in Town, now a resident of K~eyser ]Stella Warner Lowry. ~ native of Icommittee which initiated the ]only in me mcuonary. :front of the Court House. This was recently named as the Cit. ]Keyser, he graduated from Key-[new $140,000 educational unit and | Laborites quarrel a~ sign informs the tourist that izen of the year and was so honor ]ser High School with the class of ]remodeling of Grace Methodist |over Polaris base. John Brown, the abolitionist, was ed at an awards banquet held in | 23 and received his AB in Econ- IChurch; as president of the Key- | U.S. scienusts fi tried and found guilty of murder, First Methodist Church in Key- "omics from Potomac State and "ser Rotary Club and the Keyser/hopeful on arms talk. conspiracy and treason in the Courthouse and was hanged four blocks away. In Berkeley County the bulle. tin states that the Berkele7 Coun ty Historical Society has been re activated to serve as the sponsor- ing organization for the county's participation in the Civil War and the State of West Virginia Cen- tennial commemorations. Commo- dore Thomas E. VanMetre, USN (Ret.) was named chairman and Miss Sylvia Crawford, recording secretary. What is being done in Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy and Grant counties and neighboring coun- ties in Virginia and Maryland is also listed in detail in the bulle tin, In Russia they have a TV in every hotel room-only it watches you. ORDER OF PUBLICATION Circuit Court of Jefferson Coun ty, West Virginia Esther M. Burke, plaintiff Civil Action No. 93 Woodrow Wilson Burke, Defen- dant The object of the above entit- led action is to obtain an absol- ute divorce, custody of children and other relief, both special and general. And it appearing by an affi- davit filed in this action that the defendant Woodrow Wilson Bur- ke is a non-resident of the State of West Virginia it is ordered that said defendant do serve upon Frederick O. Byrer, plaintiff's at- torney, whose address is Citizen's Office Building, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, an answer or other defense to the complaint filed in this action on or before April 7, 1961, otherwise judgement by default will be tak en against him at any time there- after. A copy of said complaint can be obtained from the under- signed Clerk at his office. Publication ordered in Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate three suc- cessive weeks commencing March 9, 1961. Entered by the Clerk of said Court March 6, 1961. W. M. JONES, Clerk of Court March 9-3T- HOUSE and LOT. By virtue of authority vested in the undersigned Trustee by a certain Deed of Trust made by Rosa V. Johnson, widow of De- Hurtburn Johnson to Darrell K. Koonce, trustee dated June 26, 1958 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County Court, Jefferson County, West Virginia in Deed Book 225, page 319 de- fault having been made in the payment of the note thereby se- cured be requested so to do by the owner and holder thereof, will sell at public auction at the front door of the Court House Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia on Saturday, April 8th, 1961 at 10:30 o'clock A. M. the property de cribed and con- veyed in said Deed of being that certain lot or parcel of land with the improvements thereon situate in the town of Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, fronting ft. more or less, on the north side of North Street, extending an even width between parallel lines the full length of the ad- joining Eliza Johnson lot to a line in the rear thereof. The dwelling house thereon is known at No. 222 West North Street, two story frame construction recently im- proved by asbestas siding, con- taining five rooms. Being the same real estate con. veyed to Rosa V. Johnson by deed from Ella R. Haines, wktow dated December 21, 1949 and re- corded in the office of the Clerk of the County Court of Jefferson County, West Virginia in Deed Book 17 ,, page 430. TERMS OF SALE One half cash 'on day of sale, the residue in two installments payable one and two years after date of sale, evidenced by the notes of the purchaser bearing interest from date and secured by a Deed of Trust upon the erty sold with assignment of a reasonable amount of fire insur. ante with extended coverage, or for all cash at the option of the )urchaser. Darrell K. Kooncc, Trustee There is a deep gloom that sometime$ en- shrouds the human soul. It comes silently, and usually without warning. Like an evening fog it seems to rise out of the marshes and imprison us in its chill tentacles. Men call it by many names. To one it is UNCERTAINTY. To another, WORRY. To the most harassed, FEAR. But always it hides the brightness in life .. and makes us ]eel the surrounding shad- ows. THE SHADOWS There is a gleam of faith that is capable of penetrating the gloom. It seems to leap time and space to unite the soul with God. Men call it PRAYER. And whether in the quiet of meditation, or in the thrilling unison of a congregation at worship, it pierces life's shadows. It lights our next step! } CopyHg ~t 19~], Kelster AIv, gervice, $$rasburg, V~, THE CHURCH FOR,ALL . .. ALL FOR THE CHURCH The Church is the greatest factor on earth for the huildlng of character and good cltizensh~p. It is a storehouse of spiritual values. Without a strong Church, neither democracy nor civilization can survive. There are four sound reasons why every person should attend services regularly and" support the Church. They are: (I) For his own sake. (2) For his children's sake. (:3) For the sake of his community and nation. (4) For the sake of the Church itself, which needs his moral and material support, Plau to go to church regularly and read your Bible daily. Day Book Chapter Verse~ Sunday Psalms 38 17-22 Monday I Corinthians 9 26-27 Tuesday Isaiah 44 8 Wednesday Psalms 119 81-82 TImrsday John 14 1-4 Friday Matthew 21 21-22 Saturday Psalms 23 1-6 / j THIS ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED BY THE BUSINESS FIRMS BELOW IN SUPPORT OF THE CHURCHES OF THE COMMUNITY: WHITMORE LUMBER CO., INC. BUILDING SUPPLIES Phone 650 Charles Town, W. Va. H. W, WAGELEY, INC, SUPF.~TANE GAS SERVICE Phone 241 ~ Charles Town, W. VL JEFFERSON HARDWARE CO., INC. SHERWIN-WIIAAAMS PAINTS Phone 45 Charles Town, W. Va~ J. EMORY KABLE ESSO DISTRIBUTOR Phone 578-W Charles Town, W. VIt. J. RUSSELL FRITTS, INC. PHILCO DEALER Charles Town, W. Vs. Phone 4OS SMITH & STRIDER FUNERAL HOME Charles Town, . - W. VL CHARLES TOWN ESSO SERVICE STATION Phone 00# Charles Town, W. RANSON MACHINE WORKS PHONE 481 RANSON, W. V/L COMMUNITY OIL CO., INC. CITIES SERVICE Charles Town, W. Vs. blgrtlnsburg, W. Va~ - Lee~urg, VL VALLEY BOARD CORP. HALLTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA pOWHATAN BRASS & IRON WORKS RANSON, WEST VIRGINIA RANSON REAL. ESTATE & INSURANCE CO. RANSON, W. VA. PHONE 309 W. & R. SALES, INC. CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. BOX 591 PHONE 113 MAGAHA APPLI CE CENTER Industrial - Commercial Wiring Victor Refrigeration Equipment N, George Street . Phone 424 SHENANDOAH AIR CONDITIONING CO.. HEATIN~LINO P~ODUC~ Plmblng - Sheet Metal - Roofi~_. Charles Town, W. Vs. Phone $~ THE MELVIN T. sTRIDER COLONIAL FUNERAL Charles Town 162" SUDLEY FUNERAL HOM]~ Shepherdstown 2683 PITTS CHARLES WASHINGT0 /i THEATRE--Ruson ' S'ALWAYI$ & GOOD SHOW" LEGGETT'S DEPT. "THE HOME OF BETTER Charles Town, W. V~ VICKERS & ASHCRAFr GULF DEALERS 321 West Washington Phone 5006 Charles H. S. CLOPPER, Insur~nes, Real Eshsto and 120 E. Washington St. Charles Town, - , -