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149 FT. 151 FT 120 FT Joy Gift Service At Presbyterian Church The annual Joy Gi,ft Service at the Charles Town Presbyterian Church Will be on Sunday morn- ing, December 24, at the 11:00 A. M. morning worship hour. The service will be conducted by F. Dean Nichols The Senior Choir will present a most respiring cantata, "tlow Far In It to Belhlehem?" The Carol and Bethlehem Choirs will also participate in this cantata, and there will be carols sung by the congregation. Soloists for the can- late will be Katherine C. Burns, Palti Anders, and Byron Myers. instrumental parts will be played by Patti Anders, flute; Laura Dor scy, clarinet; Jeff Rhodes, trum- pet. Laura will also accompany lhe children's choirs when they Szllg. The sT)ecial offering, our "Joy Gift," Will go for our aged rain- The beautiful ~1o "0 Holy Night" will be sung by Katherine C. Burns at the (~nclusion of the service. The public is cordially invited. ins~ers and their wives or widows CandIelight services at 7:30 p. m. and 9:30 p. m.; sermon, "God Sent His Son". Junior High and Senior High young people will go caroling and have a Christmas party on Wednesday at 7:00 p. m. "The Prophet On The Watchtower" Will Be Sermon For Lutherans "The Prophet and the Watch- tower." will be the sermon sub- ject Sunday morning for the 8:30 and 11 a. m. worship services at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Ranson, i was announced today by the Rex Richard E. Neal, pas- tor. Nursery held during worship for pre-school children. Sunday Church School at 9:45 a. m. for adults, young men and women. and children; James E. Brand, Superintedent. Christmas Eve FEAGANS JEWELERS CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. May your hearts be happy and your Cln stmas merry. ROBERT H. SMITH ATLANTIC DISTRIBUTOR and happy wishes are gaming your way. roiees everywhere are raised in exultation, l roc]aiming the wondrous events of that first Christmas. Come, ]at us all adore Him ! MARKET MANOR "THE IGA MARKET" MR. & MRS. DONALD MILLER CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. "In My Father's House" Christmas Presentation At Hafltown Church The pageant entitled "In My: Fathers Hou~," will be presented by the Hell, own Church ~f God on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p. m. The program will be under the direction of Mrs. Jean Turnel. [ The Rev. Earl Acres, pastor, said the public is invited. Behold, I make all things new.--(Rev. 21:5) Now is the perfect time to begin a new life. Old patterns of thought and feeling lose their grip on us as we realize that it is never too late to be- gin again. We rejoice and give thanks. With courage and strength we move for- ward into a whole new way of life. We leave behind all thought of yesterday's ap- pearances. We stand free in this moment of Truth. 6 TIPS FOR SAFER WIN DRIVING By Professor A. H. Eaaton D rector, Motor Vehicle Research Laboratory University of Wisconsin I Get the "feel" of the road by accelerating care- fully to see if wheels spin; or brake gently to see if they skid. Reduce speed accordingly. 2* Increase your following distance. It takes three to nine times as far to atop on snow and ice as on dry pavement. 3. "Pump" your brakes to slow or stop- don't jam them on. An intermittent pumping action three to five times per second keeps the wheels rolling and helps maintain steer- ing control. 4. Have good tires with good treads, Better yet, use snow tires which provide haft again as much pulling power in snow as regular tires. Studded snow tires offer still more help on icy surfaces. BRAKING DISTANCE FROM 20 MPH ON GLARE ICE AT 2 F (Traction Equipment on Rear Wheels Only) REGULAR TIRES CONVENTIONAL SNOW TIRES 5eAlways carry re. inforced tire chains in the trunk of your car for use during severe snow and ice conditions. They provide four to seven times as much traction on snow or ice as regular tires. 6*Keep, your wind. shield and 'windows dear at all times. Replace streaking wiper blades gone dead from exposure to sun, wind and oily road film. Be sure that your windshield wash- er solution contains ade- quate anti-freeze. - ~ 4 STUDDED SNOW TIRES ~75 FT. REINFORCED TIRE CHAINS I L Look for BLUE RIBBON Everywhere, Chdslmm mrols I~ng out telling the joys of the season we mid our best wishes. / LE 3 RL:CORO LAND CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. We bring good ddtags and glad greetings to you and your kin, wlth wishes for happy holidays and a Merry Christmas. LOYAL ORDER Of MOOSE-- LODGE 948 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. CHRISTMAI Lesson for December 24, 1967 Ik=cl~round $ Hp~r ~ ~ulach; 3:1-4; ~i~oh 5~4; hoioh 9:2~7. Dave,;mini RNdlng: Isaiah 9:2-7. I am not at all sure that you ought-to read the background scripture for this week's lesson-- not until Christmas is well over, at least. That may sound like strange advice, but I know what Christ- mas. means to to most of us and I would hate to have yours spoiled for you. What I'm trying to say is that the book of Malachi doesn't have a very Christmasy feeling about it. Ray. Alehouse In fact, there are some parts of it that might, if taken seriously, take all the He- Ha-Ha right out of our holidays. Season's Greetings So why not skip the lesson this week andimmerse yourself in the sentiments of the Christmas cards that come your way. They are practically guaranteed to be com- pletely inoffensive to everyone. I can assure you that there isn't likely to be any Malachi on them. Of course, if you are one of those who delights in readlng what you've been advised not to read, you may very well turn to Malachi all the more quickly. I realize, however, that you are not that type -- (though if you were, Malachi 3:1-4 is the passage I had in mind). Perhaps you are just a little bit curious as to what could be so upsetting about the Bible. I mean, we think of this book mostly in terms of inspiration, comfort, solace, beauty, etc. This is particularly true of the Christ- mas stories: ~good will." "peace on earth," and all of that. Actually, Malachi 3 (RSV) be- gins encouragingly enough: "Be- hold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his templ~ the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he ls coming, sa~s the Lord of hosts.7 Holiday Wishes Nothing very fl~reatemng fl~ere: the coming of the Messiah. Of course, there is one little in- accuracy:% . . wi]lsuddenly come " With department stores heralding Christmas since September, I don't think Malachi's %uddenly" is quite accurate. But of course, Malachi goes on (the trouble with most proph- ets is that they don't know when to stop!). It's what follows that can turn your mistletoe purple: "But who can endure the day of ,his coming " -- ( Not' at all ia reference to the long shopping season) -- "and who can stand when he appears?" You see, the people ,of Judah rejoiced at the first part of Mala- chi's vision: the messenger was coming hooray! They had waited so long, so patiently. But now what. is this Malachi is saying: "For he is like a re- flner's fire and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, fill they present right offerings to the Lord". (Malachi 3:2-3RSV). A reflner's fire in the creche? Merry Christmas This time of the Messiah's coming, this time of rejoicing and fulfillment would also be, Malachi said, a time of challenge and change. The messenger of God would purify the people, particu- larly the priests! Presur~lably the process of purification would not be without some pain and anguish, some radical changes. You see now why Malachi is not recommended to replace ~'Twas The Night Before Christ- mas '? If Christmas means more than~Just the ~Hooray! Jesus has come wlththegoodiesl; ff it means judgment, change, repentance, rebirth, then I'm not sure we want any part of it. And that's the trouble, Christmas is really a challenge. The baby Jesus becomes the Christ of the dusty road, the noisy market place, the harlot's home, the ~risoner's cell. And the invitation~ e gives us is not to join him in the security of the cribs but to be vulnerable on a cross. (IJ, oJed on (mliinel copyrlehted by Ike D~h;on el Christian Educetion. N~tleml Ce~ncll d 'k, Churches of Christ in I~e U. S. A. |ehmced by C~.munisy Prms Servke.) Christmas Program Will Be Presented At Mannings urch Ymday Once again the children and young people will present the annual Christmas program at the Marmings Assembly of God Chu- rch. The program will be on Sun- day, December 24 at 7:00 P. 'M. Many children of the area will be saying Their resitations and the young people will be presenting the play entitled "'hz My T. other's House" along with the ~sual Christmas story Panomine. The public is invited to attend this service as requested by Ray. Franklin Linton, Pastor. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY "Chris! And !hristmas. SPIRIT OF .]EF];'ER~ON FARMEWS AD' THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1967 Speaking" Will Be Topic ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Method!st Church Sunday "Christ "and Christmas Speak- ing" will be the sermon topic The Rev. Mr. Lee Williams will M E R R Y use for the 11 o'clock worship ~ C H R I S T M A S service Sunday, December 24 at Asbury Methodist Church. corner of N. Charles and North Streets. I S A G I F T F R O M A nursery for pre-school children is available for this service. Chu- rch School is held at 9:30 a. m. ~ l I Ilil church invites you to come and !ig i1'1'1.1 A Christmas Eve Family Candle iigh~ Service will be held Sunday evening at 6:30 p. m. Christmas morning at 6:30 A. PICK A IF THAT KEEPS ON M. the Sr. and Jr. MYF group will present a C:hris, tmas Pageant RCA COLOR TV -- RCA SEREO entitled. "The Story Beautiful". It wilt be staged in Fellowship Hall and will be under the direct- ion of Mr. Warren Mickey, assist- ed by Mr. Hugh Browning and Mr. and Mrs. Herber~ Withers. The public is cordially invited to at- tend these worship services. GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY O),~.o.~m.o41mm~o~mme.(),~m.o4mm GE DI WA HER- 6E WASHER & GE REFRIGERATOR with ICEMAKER l O.Pc. LIVIH6 ROOM -- Special $1 GE CHRISTMAS. LIGHT SE (JUST REDUCED IN PRICE) THE MELVIN T. STRIDER C0. COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME Charles Town Shepherdstown 725-7068 PHONES 876-6043 ~'()~,'O -- (1 I).4~11D.0.~04 9x12 CARPETS- In Tune For C (6 Only) --- $35.00 WALL-toWALL CARPETING (WE INSTALL OUR OWN) Many Small Appliances For The Last Minute HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY The REITERS' e THE CHURCH FOR ALL. . . ALL FOR THE CHURCH The Church is t~e greatest factor on earth for the building of character and good citizenship. If is a sforehouse of spiritual values. Without a strong Church, neither d,mocracy nor civili- zation can survivo. There are four sound reasons why every person should atfsnd services regularly and support the Church. They are: (I) For his own sake. (2) For his children's sake. (3) For the sake af his community and nation. (4) For the =rake of the Church itself, which needs his moral and material sup. port. Plan to go to church regularly and read your Bible daily. % Day Book Chapte= Verses Sunday Psalms 2 1-9 Monday Isaiah 7 1 O- 17 Tuesday Isaiah 9 1-7 Wednesday Zechariah 8 1-8 Thursday h4otthew 2 1 - 12 Friday Luke 2 1-7 ,Saturday Luke 2 8-21 The lights of Christmas shi~e ;n childrea's eyes As they uncover each well-kept surprise, And we remember, as we share their joy, That Jesus too was once a little boy. He must have laughed and shouted at His play Just as the youngest ones will do today. And surely Mary watched with pride aud love Thinking of shepherds, and a star above. This day is blessed by children's happy voices. The bells ring out; the Christian world rejoices. With all the gladaess grateful hearts can bring~ We celebrate the birthday of a King. Copyr;g1~t 1967 Kdster Advertising Service, The, Strasburg, ~ These Firms Invite You To A House Of Worship Each Weel CHARLES TOWN ESSO SERVICE CENTER McClure B. Wlllingham, Owner Phone 725-9904. Charles Town POWHATAN BRASS & IRON WORKS RANSON, W. VA. "Over 74 Years of Progress" LEGGETr's DEPT. STORE "The Home of Better Values" Charles Town, W. Va. RANSON REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE CO INC. RANSON, W. VA. Phone 72,5-7072-- 725.7071 J. EDWARD MAGAHA ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR APPLIANCE CENTER N. George St.- Phone 725-5516 RANSON MACHINE WORKS Phone 725-5621.Ran,on, W. 'Vs. The MELVIN T. STRIDER CO. COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME Chharles Town-Phone 725-7068 SUDLEY FUNERAL HOME Shepherdstown-Phone 876-6043 KABLE OIL CO INC. ESSO DISTRIBUTOR Phone 725-7510 - Char~s Town JEFFERSON HARDWARE CO INC. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT Phone 725-2245. Charles Town COMMUNITY OIL CO, :INC. CITGO SERVICE Charles Town, W. Vs. Martinsburg. W. Va. - Lees- burg, Vs.- Shepherds,own, W. ,J. C. PENNEY CO. Always First Quall~ ~ Charles Town, W. J. RUSSELL FRITT~, PHILCO DEALi~K Charles Town- Phone SUPERTANE GAS Dial 725-7087 . CharleS Halltown Paperboard HALLTOWN, W. WESTERN Atrro ASSOCIATE STo0~~ J. E. Senseney. Charles Town, W, q~" SOUTHERN Charles Town co-O RANSON, W. V$