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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Epiphany: The End of Christinas IJy Umls Casscls United Pna litlcrnilloiu.1 This weekend, Christians around (lie world arc celebrat- ing an ancient festival whose significance is obscure to most of them. The feast of the Epiphany is observed annually on Jan. G. Tliis is the final day of the 12- day "Christmastidc" season which begins Dec. 25. Thus it is sometimes called (as in Shakespeare's play) "Twelfth The name "Epiphany" comes from a Greek word which can be translated liter- ally as "manifestation." In practice, the Greeks reserved it for manifestations of divin- ity. Christian tradition holds that the feast of the Epiphany commemorates three oc- casions when the divinity of Christ wasananifestod. 1 Magi The first was the arrival of the Magi the "wise men" who were guided to Jesus' the Gospels say, by a star. The second manifestation took place when Jesus, then a grown man, was baptized by the prophet John in the Jor- dan river. The Gospels record that a voice from heaven pro- .v. claimed, "This is my beloved son, fin whom I am well pleased." Tliie third manifestation commemorated at Epiphany was .the occasion when Jesus performed His first miracle, turning water into wine in v order to spare a host embar- rassraent at a wedding party in the Galilean village of Cana. Older Ce.1ebrat.ion of Epiphany is older than the observance of Christmas, which did not at- tain a fixed date on the Chris- tian, calendar until well into the: Fourth century A. D. In Eastern Europe, Greece and the Middle East, where the Or- thodox church has been the dominant cultural influence "for centuries, Epiphany con- tinues today to be a more im- portant festival than Christ- mas. In western Christendom, Epiphany celebrations since the Middle Ages have concen- trated on the first of the three manifestations the visit of the Magi to the stable in Bclh- lehem. The Bible does not say how many "wise men" there were. 'Two McGregor Churches Vote For Joint Pastor McGREGOR Members of the Methodist and Congrega- 1 tional churches here voted Dec. 30 to have a joint pastor effec- live June 15. The new minister will preach at both churches presently served by the Rev. Fred Mel- burg, Congregational, and the Rex Piercey, Melhodisl -student pastor. Pastor Piercey said the Melh- odisls who voted were unani- mously in favor of the plan.. The ...Congregational church approvcc the plan on a vote of 40 to Yl. difficulties in each church led to the joint plan. In accordance with the agree- ment, both present pastors wil leave. Lay leaders will name a committee of three members ''from each church to fix salary and select the denomination from which the new pastor will come. the Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat., Jan. 5, 1914 Top Church Stones of 1973 photo by Duane Crock 20 VEAIiS AGO The Iowa conservation commission an- nounced that effective March I there would be a continuous open season on trout. LAFF-A-DAY cnnccl all my mi- poliitmcnls for Ihe next Imlf hour. I Imvc mi luncheon i lie wnnsTmas aecoranons oy auu wreaths will remain in place -for Sunday Briefs of Epiphany at St. church. ma'ks e.id -if the Christmas Student The traditional pious legend has Speak at there were three is the. astrologers Grove from the fact lhat Scripture does record they brought 'three different gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. These, to people of that era, symbolized tribute, of Orient. It not Only has arbitrarily fixed their number at three, but has even provided them with names: Casper, Melchior and Balthazar. This embroidering of Nageak, a seminary tudent from Ihe farthest area n North America, will 'be gues minister, at the Scotch Grove 3resbytcrian church Sunda) nd Jan 13 and death. Astrologers In all likelihood the scriptural story reached a peak when the Roman Empress Helena "discovered" some bones which from the North Slope rea, Alaska, Nageak is the irst Eskimo to study at lh( men" were Babylonian century con man seminary. ogers, and it is quite her were the they were attracted to Judea by a rare conjunction of. planets in the evening sky which, modern astronomers have calculated, took place in the year of Jesus' Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. She transported them to Europe, and they now lie magnificently entombed in the Cathedral of Cologne, special meeling of the Congregation Corporation of the First Presbyterian church of Iowa Cily will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. to decide if the property at the corner of Mar- and Clinton streets should sold. Jra Hra H HI M IB ffu H jd. tSSfSfti fffi FBdA church broadcasts sched GI Bl KJ H i5nB U X9 VIS E3 each Sunday at 4 p.m. on By Louis said the Rev. radio during Januari United Press "I feel sure he originate from First Baptis Venerable tradition dictates that a journalist peer into pants suits." and Church of the Breth en. This is a combined Cedai crystal ball at year's end and try to guess what 1974 Of greater concern is congregalion and ser vices are scheduled in Ih bring in the world of which some at 1200 Second avenu The first question foresee, of an comes to mind is: What If at all Wayne Shireman serve will the energy .shortage would result in a congregations. on of giving, which Some church leaders shown an improving Alpha Omega, a con- publicly deplored President Nixon's call for gasoline many denominations. The state of the U. S. gospel music group from Des Moines, will present tions to remain closed on also will have an concert Jan. 13 at p.m. day. They fear this the value of Hie dollar the Hopkinton United Pres- keep people from going to of purchasing power overseas and this- in church. The concert is being sponsored by the directly affect Methodist and United That is fatuous. Very, Youth Fellow- few people drive more than drastic devaluation few miles to get to dollar that occurred churches, and they can easily make the trip with gasoline purchased on Friday or had a devastating impact on U. S. mission, programs. Many major David Hay of Coe collcg will begin a three-part series o sermons Sunday dealing wit to cut back sharply 14, 15 and 16 of John IF anything, Sunday of missionaries will focus on the relationshi and sharp reductions in gasoline supplies should have the opposite effect. As the Rev. Dr. W. Sterling Gary, president of the National Council of Churches, recently supporting in other lands. Theologically, it seems probable 1974 will bring a spate of sermons, articles and books on Hie uses of the Holy Spirit to the church. Coggon Churches Plan The Bible clearly Service; riches arc dangerous Three of th "Lacking the hardship can be a churches of Coggoi for vacation weekends, in disguise because lo do something abou may find again their energy crisis. churcli and have lime is the first lime boards of the Christia search for the values that preachers could the Presbyterian churc once made Ihis nation one that theme with n d the United hope and that their voted lo worship tt I am not as optimistic find it entirely relevant for the next 12 weeks 1 Dr. Gary that people will go everyday fuel. church just because they Sunday, Ihe joii have! enough gas to go anywhere else. But if Hie gasoline shortage has any effect at with Children Is topic of service will be held i First Christian church at a.m. .and will continue there fo on church attendance, it should be helpful rather Hills Community Re formed church and Ihe weeks. The final six week of services will be held at Zic harmful. Churches presumably will lower their thermostats agency will present six-week course on church. The Mctl odist and Christian Sunda schools will meet for Ihe cntir degrees, as homeowners Your weeks at the Christia been asked lo do, in order will meet The Presbyterians wi conserve healing oil. at 7 p.m. The cost of their own Sunda churches would he a is per person boon in helping to keep alert instead of sleepy, as one is apt (11 do in an overheated Lutheran EPIPHAN And Hie congregation on forestall discomfort by dressing for warmth. The rector Lutheran church is spo soring <'i two session scries Prc St. Thaddeus Episcopal churcli In Alkon, S, announced beginning Thursday Avenue am response lo from AM dies nf the parish, that he purpose of the clinic Tunic: 01191'! no objection In women people who nre .ttii ing up for worship in pnnls stills1. "find livwl Ilirniuili the adjustment of c vorco an opporlunily fi 1 M 'It 11 Kraturing Dean By George W. Cornell AP million Wider NEW YORK (AP) Symbo- lizing an apparent trend in United States religious life, a dramatic victory by conserva- tives in a major Protestant denomination was cited by the country's religion news writ- ers as 1973's top story in their field. T Ji a t tvcnt, in which backers of a litcralistic view of (ho Bible consolidated their dominance of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, still is producing repercussions in the ranks. However, the tendency to- ward a more conservative ap- proach to faith was not an isolated affair. It also was reflected in the year's religious development rated in second place the increased emphasis on per- sonalized religion in contrast to a previous stress on social activism. Growth In this connection, the reli- gion writers cited a growth of Bible study and prayer groups, more interest in evan- g e 1 i s m instead of social causes, and more concern for congregational life than na- tional denominational service projects. Another clue to the conser- vative swing, rated as the third-place religion story, was the decision of the Episcopal church to refuse ordination to women, turning down pro- longed church ferment for such ;i change. Still another sign of an old- style accent on the spiritual showed up in the fourth-rated development a sharp up- surge in the charismatic or Pentecostal-type movement among both Protestants and Roman Catholics. It was strongly Bible-cen- tered and involved spiritual healing and praying in un- known tongues. Key 73 "Key a year-long, inter-denominational Christian evangelistic crusade, was rated fifth, although some re- ligion writers classed it a "bust." Others maintained it gave faith a new visibility in print and on the air. Jewish leaders, who at first criticized the program as aimed at proscletyzing among Jews, said it actually had pos- itive effects in stimulating di- alogue that clarified ties of Christianity to Judaism. Sixty-four religion writers on daily newspapers and other media look part in the poll, tabulated by Eileen C. Spraker, religion editor of the Wilmington, N. C., News-Jour- nal papers. She said other top- rated 1973 religious develop- ments in order of their place- ment included: Sixth The abducting tac- tics employed by some parents, aided by Californian Ted Patrick, to "rescue" their children from zealously insu- 1 a r religious communities, such as the Children of God. Seventh The Vatican's reaffirmation of the infalli- bility of the Pope in explicitly teaching "ex cathedra" from the chair of Peter on faith and morals. Ireland Klghth The violence- riddled conflict between Prot- estants and Catholics in Ire- land, with eteps now apparent for compromise in the long struggle that has involved so- cio-economic factors more than religious differences. Ninth The stand taken by U. S. Catholic bishops for a grape-lettuce boycott in sup- port of Cesar Chavez' United Farm Workers Union, and in support of strikers against the Farah Manufacturing Co., a Texas maker of pants. Tenth The decision of the United Presbyterian Church to re-enter talks seeking to unite nine, major Protestant denominations, a consultation from which the U. P. church had withdrawn the year be- fore. Some religion writers felt that the Watergate affair in- dicated a general religious- moral malaise in the country. Others cited the supreme court decision permitting abortion as a similar sign. St. Paul's Church Begins Annual School of Missions St. Paul's United Methodist church annual school of missions begins Sunday and continues Jan. 13 and20. The first session begins with a light lunch following the 11 a.m. service. Speakers for the program will be the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Nolle who have served as missionaries hi Brazil and are now preparing to leave for a new assign- ment in Argentina where they will do public relations and literature promotion on the local church level. Pastor Nolle is a graduate of Westmar college and a member of the Iowa conference of the United Methodist church. He will also be in the pulpit at the and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday. The following Sundays will deal with the American In- dians. Jan. 13 the Rev. Richard Thomas, Cornell college chaplain, will speak. Jan. 20 the Rev. John Hantla, 'jr., of the Goodwill Mission in Sioux City, will tell of the voca- tional training programs of the mission which deals with the Americans Indians. Cedar Rapids Worship Services ASSEMBLY OF GOD Central 3030 F ave. NW. Ramon Booth. S.S. Serv. Eve. Wed. First 2531 42nd st. NE. Gary A. Jenkins. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. to- BAPTIST Bercan 5037 Center Point rd. NE. Glen V. High. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Calvary (CBA) 1203 3rd ave. SW. Harry Egncr. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Edgewood (BGC) E ave. and Edgewood rd. NW. S.S. Serv. 11. Eve. 7. Wed. 1200 2nd ave. SE. Dr. Wayne, A. Shireman. S.S. Serv. 1947 Wash- ington ave. SE. Larry K. Engle. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Iminanucl (S. B. C.) 1900 F ave. NW. S.S. 9. Serv. Donald K. Dixon. .Eve. Wed. eve. 7. Mt. 824 8th st. SE. LeRoy White. S.S. Serv. 11, 3.30. Wed. New Testament (BBF) 749 Old Marion rd. NE. John Hulse, jr. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Noclriflse Golf and Clifton sts. NE. Bruce W. Young. Daniel A. Larson, S.S. Serv. 9. Twin Pines 3300 42nd st. NE. Werner Lemkc. S.S. 10. Serv. 11. Eve. 7. Wed. Valley View 5555 Mt. Vernon rd. SE. Carroll Van Anda. S.S. Serv. "Our Eve. 7. "The Crisis ol Wed. eve. CATHOLIC All Saints Dalewood, 29th SE. Edmund J. Becker, James L. Blocklingcr. Masses, Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 6, noon. Immaculate 3rd ave. SE. Wm. P. Leonard, Daniel J. Keppler, Richard J. Hess. Masses, Sat. Sun. G, 8, 10, noon, St. Edgewood rd. NW. John M. Gregory, Richard Amcnt, La Verne Schucller. Masses, Sat. Sun. 7, 10, St. 21st ave. SW. Robert W. Cizek, Paul C. McManus. Masses, Sat. Sun. 8, 11, St. ave., 24lh NE. A. A. Sodawasscr, Arthur Klcvc, T. J. Kisting. Masses, Sat. p.m.; Sun. 8, 11, St. Patrick's 500 1st ave, NW. Martin Laughlin, Carl A Rics, Maurice J. Lynch. Masses Sat. p.m.; Sun. 8, 11, St. Pins St., Col- lins rd. NE. Bernard G. Collins John Fricdcrick. Masses, Sat p.m.; Sun. 7, 9, noon, 5. SI. 5th si SE. Clarence Frana. Masses Sat. 7 M. Hardy. S.S. Serv. 'We Have Noelridge 727 Collins rd. VE. Philip Ewoldsen. S.S. Serv. EPISCOPAL A Ave. NE. Paul Traeumer. Masses, 8, 10. Chil- dren's chapel and S.S. 10. St. John's 355 19th st. SE. D. A. Loferski. (Communion 3.) S.S., serv. Choral Eu- charist, first Sun. St. Michael's 220 40th st. NE. Thomas C. Aycock, jr. ucharist, 8 a.m., 6 p.m. S.S., serv, 10.. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES West Congregation 1221 lenter Point rd. NE. Public talk, "Life in Security Un- der the M e s s i a h's Watchtower, "Sp a red Prom Slaughter with the King's Pioneer Avenue Congrega- tion 3103 Pioneer ave. SE. Public talk, "Does Your Thinking Agree with Watchtower, "Gaining Wealth for Earth's New LATTER DAT SAINTS Trailridge rd. oE. Bishop Paul L. Garvin. Priesthood S.S. Ive. 5. 19th st. NE. Elder James O. Loy. S.S. Serv. Sun. CHRISTIAN Cedar 52G 3rd ave. SW Neville G. Clayton. S.S. 9. Serv "Thoughts About (lie 840 3rd ave. SE. Join Charisma is for Vesper Oimcurl LUTHERAN Bethany Forest dr. SE. A. C. Hornbostel. S.S. Serv. Concordia John- son ave. NW. Paul A. Scheldt. S.S. Serv. 8, 'King? What First (LCA) 1000 3rd ave. SE. George W. Carlson, Larry Fruehling, Alvon Nelson. S.S. Communion and sen'. 11. "A Super Dr. David Hay. Thurs. eve. 'Sessions on Gloria 153 Cher- ry Hill rd. NW. Charles G. Schultz. S.S. Serv. Communion, first Sun. of month. Eve. Good Shepherd (WELS) 2900 42nd st. NE. Gary Kirsch- ke. S.S. 9. Serv. and Com- munion "Rise- and Holy 720 Edgewood rd. NW. Ccdric J. Lofdahl. Sat. S.S. Serv. (LCA1 Bowling st. SW. Michael A. Last. Com- munion, first Sun. of month. Sat. eve. C. S.S. Serv. 10. Our 3G34 1st ave. NE. F. William Hilkcr Marvin L. Ehucn. S.S. Serv. 8, St. Andrew (LCA) 4420 Center Point rd. NE. James M Leshcr. S.S. Serv. "A Word To SI. 2100 1st ave. NE. David Frans Larson, S.S. Communion and serv. 11. SI. Stephen's (ALC) Mca- dowbrook, 31st st. SE. Landis Olson. S.S. Serv. 1303 1st ave. SW. Richard A. Osing, Richard Thompson. S.S. Serv. 8, Sat. 6. Word of (Mo.) 1363 1st ave. SW. Allan C Page. First and third Sun. of month. S.S. 2. Serv. 3. Zion (Mo.) Highway 150 Hiawatha. Larry Brelje. S.S Serv. METHODIST Asbury (United) 351 26th ave. SW. Charles R! Mehaffcy S.S., serv. 9, 11. Bertram (United) L. Neil Townsend. S.S. Serv 512 6th st. SE. George Moore. S.S. Serv. 11. Buffalo (United) Blairs Ferry rd. NE. Wilberl R. Tru- sheim. S.S. Serv. 9. Faith (United) 3000 30th st. NE. Wilbert H. Trusheim. S.S. serv. G ave. NW. Wayne Ryan. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. 302 33rd :t. NE. Clifton W. Ellerbeck. S.S. 10. Serv. 9, 11. Lovely 42nd and Wenig rd. NE. Don F. Vlaple. S.S. Serv. 3.S. 9. Serv. 10. "What Time Do You Salem (Uniled) 225 First ave. SW. Paul Pfallzgraff. S.S. S.S. 9. Serv. 10. Sharon (United) 831 18th ave. SW. Everett K. Burham. i.S. 9, Serv. 10. St. 1430 El- is blvd. NW. Stephen R. Root, S.S. Serv. 10. St. Mark's (United) 4700 .'ohnson ave. NW. Lee Hoy Col- ins. S.S. Serv. and Com- munion 11. "Now is the Eve. St. Paul's (United) 1340 Third ave. SE. Arnold Herbst, Fames H. Riegel, Warren S. Webb. Communion, S.S., serv. 11. "By All Means, Preach the Gospel in Eldon Nolte. Shucyvillc (United) Hi 2. Leonard Showalter. S.S. Serv. Trinity (United) 3rd ave. 5th st. SW. Ernest W. Larson. S.S. Communion and serv. "Brought to the Temple but Sent to the Ely rd. SW. Leonard Showaller. S.S. 10. Serv. 9. 1st ave. NW. J. Richard Ernst. S.S. Serv. Wed. First 3113 1st ave SW. Hardy J. Powers. S.S. Serv. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. 29th st. NE, Crawford Howe. S.S. Serv, Eve. 7. Wed. Trinity 1328 K st. SW, James L. Hayes. S.S. Serv, Eve. 7. Wed. 7. ORTHODOX St. (Sy.) 1202 10th si. SE. Constantino Nasr, S.S GOOD NEWS BAPTIST CHURCH St. S.E.-Y.W.C.A. Sunday School 10 AM Morning; Worship 11 AM Evening Worship 7PM Wednesday Biblt Study and Prayer 7 PM at members' homes For further information Call 365-3334 Matins 10. Liturgy, Sat. Vespers, p.m. St. John's (E) 600 7lli st. SE. S.S., Matins, 10. Morning Prayers, 11. St. 501 A ave. NE. Alexander Anastasiou. S.S. Orthros Liturgy PRESBYTERIAN Calvin Sinclair (United) 715 38th st. SE. Earl A. Hueb- ner. S.S. 10. Serv. 9, Communion. Central 1700 B ave. NE. Allen S. Van Cleve. S.S. Serv. Christ Church (United) 2000 1st Ave. NW. Hobert Sou- ton. S.S. '9. Serv. "There-Will Be Some Changes Communion. First (United) 310 5th st. SE. John S. Shew, Larry H. Johnson. S.S. 10, 11. Serv. 10. "Charisma Is For Eve. 4 m. Hiis Memorial (United) :08 Schaeffer dr. SW. George B. McDill. S.S. Serv. "Sharing Indian Creek (Reformed) .P. Hall-, 1001 Old Marion rd. NE. Mark Pett. S.S. 11. Serv. 10. Kenwood 327 35th st. NE. L. A. Chamberlain, VEurry Haber. S.S. 11. Communion and serv. 11. "The Extra (United) 1525 Holly- wood blvd. NE. Floyd J. Con- oy. S.S. Serv. 237 10th st. W. Francis Hoy King.' S.S. :30. Serv. 11. "Never Buy Shoes in (Uniled) 1285 3rd ave. SE. Dr. John F. Woods. Wayne Forrest. S.S. Serv. 11 UNITED CHBKCH OF CHRIST and H) 351 8th ave. ,W. Glenn D. Hunt. S.S. Serv. First Congregational 361 17th st. SE. Glenn N. Bender, Hobert L. Myren. S.S. 10. Serv. 10. Eve. 7. Hope 150 9th ave., Hia- watha. Lyle V. Kuehl. S.S. Serv. "To Be Full of OTHER CHURCHES Baha'i 8, 1810 Ridgewood terr. SE: Wed. 2415 4th ave., Marion; Fri. 8, 2773 C st. SW, Apt. A. Bethany (Continued on Page 5, Col. 5.) GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH W7 Woshinglon Ave. S.E. AM Sunday School AM Morning Service Evening Service Service 7iOO PM God if Absolute Rlghteouineii, meaning that He Is Absoluts Perfection; lhat Ha Holy, Man must havo this In order to enjoy fellowship with God and gain heaven. It Is available only. through Christ, Who alone can make man righteous. Psalm Romans II Corln- thions _________ TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH Independent-Fundamental meeting in Auditorium 1st Ave. 5th St. INC DOWNTOWN Services: Sun. School 10 AM Morning Worship Sun. Evening Wocl. livening Crow
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