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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Epiphany: The End of Christmas By I^>uis Cusseta United Pr«»* Intarnatiorw l This weekend* Christians around the world art* celebrating an ancient fastival whose significance is obscure lo most of them. The feast of Uh* Epiphany is observed annually on Jan. 6. This is the final day of the 12-day “Christmastide” season which begins Dec. 25. Thus it is sometimes called (as in Shakespeare’s play) “Twelfth Night”. The name “Epiphany” conies from a Greek word which can ta? translated literally as “(manifestation.” In practice, the Greeks reserved it for manifestations of divinity. Christian tradition holds that the feast of the Epiphany commemo rates three occasions when the divinity of Christ wasunanifestcd. Magi The first was the arrival of the Magi — tile “wise men” who were guided to Jesus’ birthplace* 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 Jordan river. The Gospels record that a voice from heaven proclaimed, “This is my beloved son, fin whom I am well plcasod.” T loc third manifestation commemorated at Epiphany was the occasion when Jesus performed His first miracle, turning water into wine in order to spare a host embarrassment at a wedding party iii the Galilean village of Cana. Older Celebration of Epiphany is old^x than the observance of Christmas, which did not attain a fixed date on the Christian calendar until well into the Fourth century A. D. In Eastern Europe, Greece and the Middle East, where the Orthodox church has been the dominant cultural influence for centuries, Epiphany continues today to be a more important festival than Christmas. In western Christendom, Epiphany celebrations since the Middle Ages have concentrated on the first of the three manifestations — the visit of the Magi to the stable in Bethlehem. The Bible does not say how many “wise men” there were. The ( i clar Rapids Gazette: Sat., Jan. 5, 1974 3. Top Church Stories of 1973 The Christmas decorations of poinsettia and Christmas wreaths will remain in place for Sunday celebration of Epiphany al St. Patrick's Catholic church. Epiphany ma Its the end nf tho Christmas seasor Oizelte pftoto by Duane Crock Church Briefs The traditional assumption there were three is derived from the fact that Scripture docs record they brought three different gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. These, to people of that era, symbolized tribute, worship and death. Astrologers In all likelihood the “wise men” were Babylonian astrologers, and it is quite possible 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’ birth. But pious legend has promoted the astrologers to Kings 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 the simple scriptural story reached a peak when the Roman Empress Helena “discovered” some bones which a Fourth century con man persuaded her were the remains of Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. She transported them to Europe, and they now lie magnificently entombed in the Cathedral cf Cologne, Germany. 1974 Predictions Two McGregor Churches Vote For Joint Pastor By Eon is Cusseta United Press international Venerable tradition dictates that a journalist peer into his crystal ball at year’s end and try to guess what 1974 will bring in the world of religion. Tilt* first question that comes to mind is: What effect will the energy shortage have on churches? Some church leaders have publicly deplored President Nixon’s call for gasoline stations to remain closed on Sunday. They fear this might keep people from going to church. MCGREGOR — Members of the Methodist and    Congrega tional churches here voted Dec. JO to have a joint pastor effective June 15. The new minister    will preach,    make    the    trip    with    gasoline at both churches    presently!    purchased    on    Friday    or Satur- served by the Rev.    Fred Metal    day. That is fatuous. Very, very few people drive more than a few miles to get to their churches, and they can easily burg, Congregational, anti the Rev. Rex Piercey, Methodist student pastor. Pastor Piercey said the Methodists who voted were unani-l mously in favor of the plan. The Congregational church approved the plan on a vote of 40 to 17. j Financial difficulties in each church led to the joint plan. In accordance with the agreement, both present pastors will 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. 20 YEARS AGO The Iowa conservation commission announced that effective March I, there would be a continuous open season on trout. lf anything, Sunday closing and sharp reductions in gasoline supplies should have the opposite effect. As the Rev. Dr. W. Sterling Cary, president of the National Council of Churches, recently remarked: Values “Lacking the opportunity for vacation weekends, people may find again their local church . . . and have time to search for the values that once made this nation one of hope and trust.” I am not as optimistic as Dr. Cary that people will go to church just because they don’t have enough gas to go any- iskirt,” said the Rev. Howard Hickey. “J feel sure he can survive pants suits.” Giving Of greater concern is the prospect, which some economists foresee, of an economic recession. If at all serious, this would result in a reduction of giving, which recently has shown an improving trend in many denominations. The state of the U. S. economy also will have an effect on the value of the dollar in terms of purchasing power overseas — and this in turn will directly affect church missionary programs. The drastic devaluation of the dollar that occurred in 1973 had a devastating impact on U. S. mission programs. Many major denominations had to cut back sharply the number of missionaries they are supposing in other lands. Theologically, it seems probable 1971 will bring a spate of sermons, articles and taioks on the uses of adversity. The Bible clearly teaches that riches arc dangerous and that bardship can be a blessing in disguise because it strengthens character. This is the first time in years that preachers could develop that theme with assurance that their congregations will find it entirely relevant to their everyday lives. Alaska Student To Speak at Scotch Grove James Nagcak, a seminary student from the farthest area in North America, will be guest minister at the Scotch Grove Presbyterian church Sunday and Jan. 13. Coming from the North Slope area, Alaska, Nageak is the first Eskimo to study at the Dubuque seminary. * * * A special meeting of the Congregation - Corporation of the First Presbyterian church of Iowa City will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. to decide if the property at the corner of Market and Clinton streets should be sold. ♦ * * The church broadcasts scheduled each Sunday at 4 p.m. on KCRG radio during ByG corge W. Cornell AP Roll aion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Symbolizing an apparent trend in United States religious life, a dramatic victory by conservatives in a major Protestant denomination was cited by the country’s religion newts writers as 1973’s top story in their field. 'I’ Ii a t event, in which backers of a literalistic view of the Bible consolidated their dominance of the Lutheran Church-Miissouri Synod, still is producing repercussions in the ranks. However, the tendency toward a more conservative approach 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 personalized religion in contrast to a previous stress on social activism. Growth In this connection, the religion writers cited a growth of Bible study and prayer groups, more interest in evan-g e I i s m instead of social causes, and more concern for congregational life than national denominational service projects. Another clue to the conservative 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 a change. .Still another sign of an old-style accent on the spiritual chowed up in the fourth-rated development - a sharp upsurge in tho charismatic or Pentecost al-ty pc    movement among both Protestants and Roman Catholics. It was strongly Bible-centered and involved spiritual healing and praying in unknown tongues. Key 73 “Key 73”, a yearlong, inter-denominational Christian evangelistic crusade, was rated fifth, although some religion 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 proseletyzing among Jews, said it actually had positive effects in stimulating dialogue that clarified ties of Christianity to Judaism. Sixty-four religion writers on daily newspapers and other media took part in the poll, tabulated by Eileen C. Spraker, religion editor of the Wilmington, N. C., Ncws-Jour-nal papers. She said other top-rated 1973 religious developments in order of their placement included: Sixth — The abducting tac-t i c s employed by some parents, aided by Californian Ted Patrick, to “rescue” their children from zealously in.su-I a r religious communities, such as the Children of God. Seventh — The Vatican’s reaffirmation of the infallibility of the Pope in explicitly teaching “ex cathedra” from the chair of Peter on faith and morals. Ireland Eighth — The violence-riddled conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Ireland, with &teps now apparent for compromise in the long struggle that has involved socio-economic factors more than religious differences. Ninth — The stand taken by U. S. Catholic bishops for a grape-lettuec boycott in support 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 before. Some religion writers felt that the Watergate affair indicated 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 ll a.rn. service. Speakers for the program will be the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Nolte who have served as missionaries in Brazil and are now preparing to leave for a new assignment in Argentina where they will do public relations and literature promotion on the local church level. Pastor Nolte 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 9:30 and ll a.m. worship services Sunday. The following Sundays will deal with the American Indians. 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 vocational training programs of the mission which deals with the Americans Indians. Cedar Rapids Worship Services M. Hardy. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:40. “We Have Response-Ability”. NoplridRC — 727 Collins rd. iNE. Philip Ewoldsen. S.S. 10:45. I Serv. 9:30. ASSEMBLY’ OF GOD Central — 3030 F ave. NW. Ramon Booth. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. Eve. 7:30. Wed. 7:30. First — 2531 42nd st. NE. Gary A. Jenkins. S.S. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. EPISCOPAL BAPTIST    Grace—525 A Ave. NE. Paul Borean — 5037 Center Point Traeumer. Masses, 8. IO. Chil-rd. NE. Glen V. High. S.S. 9:45. drcn’s chapel and S.S. IO. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7.    St. John’s — 355 15th st. SE. dowbrook, 31st st. J. Olson. S S. 9:30 10:45. Trinity—(Mo.) 13G3 1st ave. SW. Richard A. Osing, Richard L. Thompson. S.S. 9:15. Serv. 8, 10:30. Sat. 6. Word of God—Deaf — (Mo.) 1363 1st ave. SW. Allan C. Page. First and third Sun. of month. S.S. 2. Serv. 3. -E. Landis j 10:15. Matins IO. Liturgy, 10:30. Serv. 3:30, j Sat. Vespers, 7:30 p.m. St. John’s — (E) 600 7th st. SE. S.S., Matins, IO. Morning Prayers, ll. St. John’s—(Gr.) 501 A ave. NE. Alexander Anastasiou. S.S. 10:30. Orthros 9:30. Liturgy 10:30. PRESBYTERIAN Calvin - Sinclair — (United) Calvary — (CBA) 1203 3rd i D. A. Loferski. (Communion 3.) 9:30. Serv. 8:15, 10:45. ave. SW. Harry Egner. S.S. 9:30. S.S., serv. 10:30. Choral Eu-I    - Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. chorist, 10:30, first Sun. I Edgewood — (BGC) E ave. St* Michael’s — 220 40th st. and Edgewood rd. NW. S.S. NE. Thomas C. Aycock, jr. 9:45. Serv. ll. Eve. 7. Wed. (Eucharist, 8 a.m., 6 p.m. S.S., 7:30.    serv, IO. First—(ABCi 1200 2nd ave. /ion — (Mo.) Highway 150, (Hiawatha. Larry Brelje. S.S. J715 38th st. SE. Earl A. Hueb- SE. Dr. Wayne A. Shireman. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:5C. Galilee—(GARB) 1947 Washington ave. SE. Larry R. Engle. January I S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:40. Eve. 7. will originate from First Haptist J Wed. 7. church and Church of the Breth JEHOVAH'S WETNESSES West Congregation — 1221 Center Point rd. NE. Public talk, 9:30. “Life in Security Under the M c s s i a h’s Reign”. Watchtower, 10:30. “Spared ren. This is a combined Cedar Rapids congregation and services are scheduled in the church at 1200 Second avenue SE. Immanuel — (S. B. C.) 1900 (From Slaughter with the King’s F ave. NW. S.S. 9. Serv. 10:15.1 Enemies”. Donald K. Dixon. Eve. 7:15. Pioneer Avenue Congrega-Wed eve 7    Bon    —    3103    Pioneer    ave. SE. Public talk, 9:30. “Does Your Tit SE. Serv. . Zion—(NBG) 824 8th st.    J™    I r LtfRov White’ S.S. 9:30.    S.S. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. ll, 3.30. Wed. 7:30.    !    i    ! Evc - 7. Wed. 7:30. J. „    ,    _    .    Wealth for Earth s New King . ...    New    Testament    Baptist—    _ Kenwood—(United/ 30233rd Dr. Wayne Shireman serves (BBF) 749 Old Marion rd. NE.    st. NE. Clifton W. Ellerbeck. John Hulse, jr. S S. 9:30. Serv. LATTER DAY SAINTS js.S. IO. Serv. 9, ll I 10:30. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. METHODIST Asbury — (United) 351 26th ave. SW. Charles R. Mchaffcy. S.S., serv. 9, ll. Bertram — (United) L. Neil i Townsend. S.S. 9:45. Serv. !10:30. Bethel—(AME) 512 6th st. SE. George Moore. S.S. 9:30. Serv. ll. Buffalo — (United) B la i rsj Johnson. S.S. IO, ll. Serv. IO. Ferry rd. NE. Wilber! R. Tru- “Charisma Is For You”. Evc. 4 sheim. S S. 10:15. Serv. 9. I p.m. Faith — (United) 1000 30th Hus Memorial — (U n i t c d) st. NE. Wilbert It. Trusheim. (2808 Schaeffer dr. SW. George B. McDill. S.S. 10:30. Serv. 9:30. “Sharing Secrets”. nor. S.S. IO Serv. 9, 11:10. Communion. Central Park—(United) 1700 B ave. NE. Allen S. Van Cleve. S.S. 9:45. Serv. 8:45, ll. Christ Church — (United) 2000 1st Ave. NW. Robert Bouton. S.S. 9. Serv. 10:10. ’ There Will Be Some Changes Made”. Communion. First — (United) 310 5th st. SE. John S. Shew, Larry It. S.S. 9:15, serv. 10:30. Free—800 G ave. NW. Wayne both congregations. ♦ * * The Alpha Omega, a eon-temporary gospel music group from Des Moines, will present a concert Jan. 13 ut 2:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton United Presbyterian church. The concert is being sponsored by the United Methodist and United Presbyterian Youth Fellow- Mormon—4300 Trailridge rd. Lovely Lane Norridge    Park— (CBA) Golf    SE. Bishop Paul L. Garvin,    and Wenig    rd. NE.    Don F. and Clifton    sts. NE. Bruce W.    i Priesthood    8:30. S.S. 10:30.    ^16.8.8.    9:15. 56^10:30. Young. Daniel A. Larson, S.S. Eve. 5.    ;    S    S.    9. Serv.^ IO. “What Time Do 10:15 Serv. 9.    Reorganized—120 19th st. NE. I You Have? Twin Pines Baptist—(NAB) Elder James O. Loy. S.S. 9:30. Salem — (United) 225 First 3300 42nd st. NE. Werner I Serv. 10:30.    ave.    SW. Paul Pfaltzgraff. S.S. Lemke. S S. IO. Serv. ll. Evc. 7. ’    - ,S.S. 9. Serv. IO. Wed. ..15.    *    I    rill    i>    \v    Sharon    — (United) 831 18th Valley View Baptist—(BGC)    J    ave.    SW. Everett K. Durham. 5555 Mi. Vernon rd. SE. Carroll    Betiiany    (Mo.)—2202 forest    ss. 9 Serv.    IO. Van Anda.    S.S. 9:30. Serv.    dr. SE. A.    C. Hornbostel. S.S.| st. james-* United)    149011- 8:15, 10:45. 10:30. “Our Rock”. Eve. 7. “The Crisis of Life”. Wed. eve. 7:30. * * * Dr. David Hay of Coe college will begin a three-part series of I sermons Sunday dealing with chapters 14, 15 and 16 of John. ^He will focus on the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the church. Three Coggon Churches Plan Joint Services COGGON - Three of the McMam .,. Manes, Sat. 5:30; Protestant churches of Coggon Sun . t ? ; 3o, 8, 9:30, ll. 12:15. decided to do something about st. Matthew's—1st ave., 24th NE. A. A. Sodawasser, Arthur Kleve, T. J. Histing. Masses, Sat. 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 6:30, 8, 9:30, ll, 12:15. St. Patrick’s •— 500 1st ave. CATHOLIC All Saints — Dellwood, 29th SE. Edmund J. Becker, James L. Blocklinger. Masses, Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 6, 7:30, 9, 10:30, noon. Immaculate Conception—859 3rd ave. SE. Win. P. Leonard, Daniel J. Keppler, Richard J. Hess. Masses, Sat. 5:15. Sun. 6, 8, IO, noon, 5:15. St. Jude’s —150 Edgewood rd. NW. John M. Gregory. Richard Ament, Laverne Sehueller. Masses, Sat. 5:30. Sun. 7, 8:30, IO. 11:30. St. Ludmila's—211 21st ave. SYV. Robert W. Cizek, Paul C. 9:30. Sen Concordia (Mo.)—4210 Johnson ave. NW. Paul A. Scheidt. S.S. 9:15. Sen\ 8,    10:30. “King? What King?” First — (LCA) 1000 3rd ave. SE. George W. Carlson, Larry K. Fruehling, Alvon Nelson. S S. 9:25. Communion and serv. 8:15, ll. “A Super Star”. Dr. David Hay. Thurs. eve. 7:30. ‘‘Sessions on Divorce”. Gloria Dei—(ALC) 153 Cherry Hill rd. NW. Charles G. Schultz. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 8:30, 10:30. Communion, first Sun. of month. Eve. 6:30. Good Shepherd — (WELS) 2900 42nd st. NE. Gary Kirsch-ke. S.S. 9. Serv. and Cornin un ion 10:15. “Rise and Shine”. Holy Redeemer—(LCA) 720 Edgewood rd. NW. Cedric J. Lofdahl. Sat. 5:30. S.S. 10:30. Sen 9:90.    WeelefMi Hope -< LCA' 2736 Bowling Richard Root, the energy crisis. The boards of the Christian church, the Presbyterian church and the United Methodist ___________ _..    HH I ,IH church voted lo worship to- gW. Mwtln Laughlin Carl A. K SW M.ch«l A. ^t.Corn-.....    ,    ,    .!    Bios,    Maurice J. Lynch. Masses, mullion, inst sun. or monin. gather for the next 12 weeks to I sat. 5:15 p.m.; Sun. 6:30, 8, 9:45, Sat. eve. 6. S S. 8:45. Serv. IO. conserve fuel.    ll,    12:15.    Our    Savior’s    (ALC)    3634    1st Beginning Sunday, the joint; St. Pius X—Council st., Col lis blvd. NW. Stephen R S S. 8:45. Serv. IO. St. Mark’s — (United) 4700 Johnson ave. NW. Lee Roy Collins. S.S. 9:45. Serv. and Communion ll. “Now is the Hour”. Eve. 6:30. St. Paul’s — (United) 1340 Third ave. SE. Arnold Herbst, James ll. Riegel, Warren S. Webb. Communion, 8:30. S.S., serv. 9:30, ll. "By All Means, Preach tho Gospel in Brazil”. Eldon Nolte. Shueyville — (United) Rt. 2. Leonard Showalter. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. Trinity — (United) 3rd ave. 5th st. SW. Ernest W. Larson. S.S. 9:30. Communion and serv. 10:45. “Brought to the Temple but Sent to the World”. Union (United) Ely rd. SW. Leonard Shovvalter. SS. IO. Serv. 9. 2600 1st ave. NW. Ernst. S.S. 9:45. 10:45. Wed. 7:15. Indian Creek — (Reformed) K.P. Hall, 1001 Old Marion rd. NE. Mark Pett. S.S. ll. Serv. IO. Kenwood Park—(United) 327 35th st. NE. L. A. Chamberlain, (United) 42nd Murry Haber. S.S. 9:30, ll. Communion and serv. 8:15, 9:30, ll. “The Extra Mile”. Knox—(United) 1525 Hollywood blvd, NE. Floyd J. Conroy. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:30. Olivet—(United) 237 10th st. NW. Francis Roy King. S.S. 9:30. Serv. ll. “Never Buy Shoes in the Morning”. Westminster—(United) 1285 3rd ave. SE. Dr. John F. Woods. Wayne Forrest. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 9:30, ll . UNITED CHI HCH OF CHRIST Fden—(E and R) 351 8th ave. SW. Glenn D. Hunt. S.S. 9:30. Serv. 10:45. First Congregational — 361 17th st. SE. Glenn N. Bender, Robert L. My ren. S.S. IO. Serv. IO. Eve. 7. Hope - - 150 9th ave., Hiawatha. Lyle V. Kuehl. S.S. 9:30. Serv 10:45. “To Be Full of Love”. OTHER CHURCHES Baha’i Center—Tues. 8, 1810 Ridgewood terr. SE: Wed. 7:30, 2415 4th ave., Marion; Frl. 8, 2773 C st. SW, Apt. A. Bethany Congregational—1300 (Continued on Page 5, Col. 5.) nave enougn gas to go any- q |j    ^    Children    worship    service    will    be    held at Has rd. NE. Bernard G. Collins, where e sc. But if the gasoline    H vvmii vnnuiwn    »    ii*    m.iK    John    Frederick. Masses, Sat. Is Tonic of Classes j^ 1 Christian church at IO:IS 7:J# pnv . Sun 7 9    W30 . IS topic Or ll S #.m. and will continue there for noon, 5. Cedar Hills Community Re-lsix weeks. The final six weeks) st. Wencestau*—1224 5th st. laff-a-day “Nurse, cancel all my appointments lur the next hall hour. I have an important luncheon *ngageinent. shortage has any effect at all on church attendance, it should be helpful rather than harmful. Churches presumably will lower their thermostats six degrees, as homeowners have been asked to do* in order to conserve heating oil. Cooler churches would he a decided boon iii helping to keep people alert Instead of growing sleepy, as one is apt to do in an overheated building. And the congregation can forestall discomfort by dressing for warmth. The rector of SI. Thaddeus episcopal church in Aiken, S. announced in resfMinse to inquiries from la dies of the parish, that he had no objection to women show mg tip for worship iii pants suits. “God lived through the inin- j Services agency will present a six-week course on with Your Children”. (’lasses will meet 7:30 p.m.; a m. and will continue there for noon, 5. Re-j six weeks. The final six weeks st. YVenceslaus Clarence Prana. Masses, Presbyterian church. The Meth-)    ^ P- 111 -* Sum 9*90, 8.30, odist aud Christian Sunday formed church and the Family|of services will be held at Zion| SH 10:30. schools will meet for the entire 12 weeks at the Christian beginning; c h urc |,. Tho Presbyterians will Sunday at 7 p m. The cost of the c o ii duet 'course is $1 per person per school. class.    ——— --------- their own Sunday CHRISTIAN Cedar 526 3rd ive SW Neville (J. Clayton. S.S. Si. Serv. 10:15. “Thoughts About the Church”. First 840 3rd ave. SE. John ave. NE. F. William Hilker. Marvin L. Ehncn. S.S. 9:15. Serv. 8, 10:30. St. Andrew (LCA) 4420 Center Point rd. NE. James M. Posher. SS. 9:40. Serv. 8:30, 10:45, "A Word To Convince”. St. Mark’s -(LCA) 2100 1st ave. NE. David Fraus Larson. S S. 9:30. Communion and serv. 8:30, ll. “Superstar”, St. Stephen’* I ALC) Mea- Serv NAZARI.NE First — 3113 1st ave SW. Hardy J. Powers. SS. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7. Oakland—1515 29th st. NE. Crawford Howe. S.S. 9:45. Serv. 10:45. Eve. 7. Wed. 7:30. Trinity -- 1328 K st. SW. James L. Haves. S.S. 9:30. Serv. j 1C:30. Eve. 7. Wed 7. ORTHODOX St. George— (Sy.) 1202 loth SE, Constantine Nasr S.S. GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH 1947 Woihington Av*. S E. 9.30 AM Sunday School 10:40 AM Morning S«rvic« 7:00 Evening Seme* Wed. Service 7:OO PM Cod it Absolut* Righteousness, meaning that He is Absolute Perfection; that He is Holy. Man must have this in order to enjov fellowship with God and gain heaven. It is available only through Christ, Who aion# can make man righteous. Psalm 145:17 Romans 3:22; ll Corinthians 5:21.    _ First Lutheran Sets Clinic on Divorce First Lutheran church is sponsoring a two session series on divorce beginning Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the clime is to give people who are going through the adjustment of di v o r c e an opportunity for growth. EPIPHANY SUNDAY (JANUARY Hill) at First Presbyterian! 3rd Aienur and Fifth Street SU in on xxi Win ship I tipi* “Charisma is for You!’’ 4 till PM 4th Vesper Concert '(‘attiring Dentine Anoa, Organist GOOD NEWS BAPTIST CHURCH 311-5tii St. S.E.-Y.W.C.A. Sunday School IO Ai iormng Worship 11 Ai Evening Worship 7 Pi Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer J Pi at members' homes For fuither information Call 365-3334 TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH Independent-Fundamental meeting in \ MOA Auditorium 1st Ave. & 5th St. ive. DOWNTOWN Services: Sun. School IO AM Morning Worship 11 Sun. Evening 7:00 Wed. ta veiling 7:30 Pastor—Nick Crow :00 R jt/ Atte