Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
3 THE LETHDRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 18, 1971 meaning now u'cII hemp. c modern commercial pa- >iave destroyed not only basis of this feast, .-.o the human warmth and r.ess that grew up around writes. Christians should ihe courage io leave this >s carcass to the vultures By GKOIUir: W. rORNELI. bee (ought for three years NEW YORK (AFi Once'against the huge Syrian army, upon a time, a mighty ruler finally winning victory in 165 to :mnose a state reli- BC. cion on ail people Many sub- KEPT JUDAISM AI.IVF. milted ami bowed down to Ihe That triumph saved .liidaism, .state idol" Hut a tiny stuhhorn the mother religion of all mon- band ofVill folk refused. otheism, including Christianity. It rosl them drarlv, hut the and Islam, from being wiped tain vvis first vietoi-y I out of existence, jit tust'jrv for the principle of re- III commemorating the evenl, ligious freedom j the eight-day celebration of Ha- "AS .lew around the. world mikkah is a bright and cheery iieV-in that ancient festival, including songs, triumph h-t mclit in games, gift-giving, prayers and their revival of liauukkah. Ralvj pageants rceallmg the imme- bi Marc H. said the morial fight for faith, event crc.i'er rclc-! The s t r u g g 1 c began after vance with earn passing year.'' Syria, having spread her empire For the smwule for religious! over the entire Middle East, or- rights still as it has i dered the extermination of all and doei today in vestiges of Judaism so that sub- manv'parts of the world, includ- j jects would he "one people" ing Christians .ird .lev's in the worshipping the state pantheon Soviet l.'nion and elsewhere. of pagan gods. "As it vras in days, so i "Whoever refuses should be may it he 'in our lime." said put to it was decreed. Rabbi Tannenhaum. inter-reli- i Thousands of Jews were slam, gious di'-ector of the American Scripture scrolls were torn up Jewish Committee. and burned. Observance of the In thoss days, the rustic, little guerrilla hand of Judah Macca- Sabbath was forbidden. A statue of the idol Jupiter was set up in Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. H. P. MIKKEL, Coordinator Ph. 345-3335 School Service p.m. Annual Sunday School Clvristmas Program in Lakeview School Auditorium. the Jerusalem Temple. Paean altars were erected all t liver l.-rael, and patrols de-i plnvrd ;o force villagers to bow j to the new gods. But the aging i Maccahre. father of five sons, j refused to kneel, ami instead at- j tacked 'he Syrian commander and kiili'd him. DKVISKIi TACTICS lie and his sons fled to the Galilean hills, collecting a small army nf mien-ilia fighters. Their relcniless three-year struggle, marked the first successful use nf guerrilla tactics lightning i-lriki.'. amlmshes, night raids, harassment. In the final battle, the little army o! 3.000 routed a Syrian force of 17.000. "The Maccabees became the first successful fighters for free- dom of conscience." Vabbi Ta- ni-nhauui said. "Their struggle was laden with universal impli- j It was a turning point in civl- i lizaiion. preserving a monoth- j oi.stie heritage that has spread around the earth. The temple was cleansed and rededicated. Legend says there was only enough oil for the temple lamps io bum one day, but miracu- lously Uic-y burned eight days until more oil could be made. In observing the holiday, Jew- ish families light one additional cardie each night, beginning with the first Sunday night, until on the final evening, eight of cfjinmerciiihsm and Io choose another dale on which to cele- brate the true meaning of Christmas." A sampling of readers showed [hat most, of Ihem agree the hol- iday has been seriously blighted by materialism, bill 75 per cent of Ihem definitely don't want it shifted to another date. "There arc too many good (nines that said Ed Schefers, Waitc Park. Minn. Rev Francis, A. Ziclinski, Ply- mouth. Midi., said he agreed that "Christmas is fakey. pho- ney, commercialized and un- healthy" but Ihe idea of another date for it "will have about the same effect as a direct assault on motherhood or banning hot dogs. "Scrooge, though probably for different reasons, said much the same commented James A. Dunn, Sharon. Mass. "We can strive to change what is wrong but if we don't suc- ceed we can still enjov what is enduring and good in it.' Father Riga tinted that the Drc. 25 date for Christmas was not set. by early Christians, but was adopted in the fourth cen- tury, by joining l.he observance to i.ho pagan Boman celebration of "Sol the sun god. DATE NOT KNOWN Since the dn'e of Jesus' birth isn't known, lather Riga suggested that Christmas bs transferred to the date observed by Eastern Orthodoxy, Jan. 6, Epiphany, marking the manifes- tation of the Christ child to the Magi. It is time to "come out of the land of Babylon which the hucksters of wares and matcri- alisrn have taken over and leave Dec. 25 Io the he says. He says the proper religious message of Christmas., which is the gift of God's love for men and His visible revelation in his- tory through Jesus Christ, has "long since died an ignominious death." Cliristmas should celebrate "Christ's spirit of selfless and unstinti'ig love of our especially the poor. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 -21st Ave. S. SUNDAY a.m.-Bible Study Service WEDNESDAY Study ,12R 2703 or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour tonight at over CHEC radio. Dr. Nederhood will speak on ihe subject: Christmas in a commune. The popularity of communes il now days is a sad commentary on the breakdown of our homes. Good homes should lie full of love and joy and should makes communes unnecessary. Christ was born to make our families tetter; how is yours? The Christian Reformed church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. BiBLElAPTisTcHURCH -Trees of Bible at the Corner of 5th Ave. and 18th St. N. Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pre Millenniol Soul-Winning New Testament Baptist Ch'jrch K. D. OfDFIELD, Pastor PHONE 328-6178 NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Cliurch In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTORS: N. W. HEEBNER O. PAHl School Worship School Christmas Program December 25. Day Worship Service A WARM WELCOME TO ALL! THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1 ou2 4th Avenue S. Special and Mrs. Hammond ul Calgarv Family Service Christmas Program w Supper Carol Service A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU! Bethel Baptist Church The Douay Version of the Bihle was completed in 1610 and the King James Version in long iwfore botany be- came an exact science. Like several others, they were translations by scholars who were not botanists, had never visited the Holy Land, did not realize that the native plants in that rc-L'ion were far different from plants in northern Eu- rope, and made the mistake of Liicientifying some of these men- tioned in the Scriptures with familiar plants in England. Consequently, the terebinth was called an elm or a tell, j aspens were called mulberries, I a mulberry- was called "syca- a species of fig was called the Orient- tal pk'.netree related to our sycamore was called a chestnut, the apricot became an apple, and the native Alep- nine was called a fir or even, in Isdah an ash. Teil is an obsolete English I name for the linden or lime tree, related to our basswood, which is not native in Palestine and was confused in the King i James Version with the Tere- j'binth, a deciduous j troe common on the dry lower i slopes of hills in the Holy Land. All parts of it contain a frag- rant resinous juice and turpen- tine is obtained from slashes made on the trunk and branches. Shit lira is the plural of shit- tali, the Hebrew name (Isaiah for an acacia that grows i on Mount Sinai r.ncl is the most common tree in the Arabian desert wh-.re the Israelites dered for 40 years. It is a le- gume, it branches are armed with spines, and the fruit is a pod. Another legume, very common in the Ilolv Land, is the evergreen carob or "lo- Its seed pods, from 6 to 10 inches long, full of a sticky pulp and honey-like sy- rup when rine, are used as food for livestock as well as people. Those were the "husks" eaten bv the prodigal son (Luke and probably the "lo- custs" eaten by John the Bap- tist (Matthew a third le- j gume, native to Palestine and similar to our redhud, is the famous upon which, according (o legends, Ju- i das Iscariot hanged himself. Palestine. "000 years ago, j was a land of palir trees, es- pecially the date palm that not only produces "bread, wine and but has, the Arabs say. as many uses a.s there are days in the year. Outside the walls of cities, wealthy people had "gardens'" in which grew olive and fig trees, spices, and perhaps a few trees such as apricot, pomegranate, almond, pistachio, and Persian walnut, f Courtesy of the Forest Pre- serve District of Cook 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST j; 425 nth st. s. Mr. D. Maisey. Organist I J. f? CHAPMAN. Minister Family Service a.m. j; j i Worship service for adults j 'S.S. (lassos for Children) ji EVERYBODY WELCOME i! Lost days 7n when the Julian cal- endar was found to tie in error, Popo, Gregory XII directed thai iO days he dropped and Oct. -I was followed by Oct. Ifi. Dec. 24th CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 7.00 p.m. CHURCH 1202 3rd Avonuo S. Miniitcri: D. GOLDSMITH J. KRESTINSKI P.M. SUNDAY EVENING SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM A.M.-SUNDAY SCHOOL A.M.-MORNING SERVICE DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 j CHRISTIAN SCIENCE! 1203 4 AVE. S. j SUNDAY a.m.-C.IOC "The TRITTH 'I hnl HEALS" I run School i Service i "IS THE UNIVERSE, IN- CLUDING MAX. EVOLVED RY ATOMIC WEDNESDAY Meeting READING DOOM p.m. Open Tuos., Thurs., Sal. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magralh Drivo Phone 327-6113 Pastor, REV. H. J. JOST a.m.-THE SUNDAY SCHOOL HOUR 11-00 am.-THE WORSHIP SERVICE "WHERE A HOLY GOD DWELLS" 7-30 p Christmas Program "Christmas Is A Miracle" Tuesday night at, Transcending" December 21st Special Christmas Cantata Tuesday night at p.m. "Love Transcending" You Are Cordially Invited To Attend! BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. Soulh of Bread School BIRTH OP JESUS OUR SAVIOUR" Speaker: Mr. Wm. Blacker Wednesday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Herel CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEAIING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. Service Service LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Street South REV. RUDY MANTIK, Minister of Youth Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hoar Listen every Sunday p.m. C.10C 1220 K.C. School With Classes for all ages Worship Service Subject-'THE PROMISED MESSIAH" of Evangelism prayer meeting in church basement Wed. and Bible Study at Mrs. Vik's home, 530 7lh St. S. Friday Ambassador's Youth Service DECEMBER 31st p.m.- "WATCH NIGHT" SERVICE HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AMD A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Classes for all ages Worship. 7-00 p m -CHRISTMAS CANTATA by the Adult Choir- "THE NIGHT THE ANGELS SANG" Mid Week Services As Usual A friendly Welcome Awaits You St. Aiidrew'i PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY Gift p.m.-Candlelight Service Young Adult Greup Church School: All Classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and Kindergarten during church hour also. Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Service School Christmas Program IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Rel. and folk service. School and Bible Class Worship Christmas Service Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and !4th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON a.m.-Sunday School Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month listen to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday a.m. CFAC Calgary FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Avenue South Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th, Organist and Choir Director, MR. GORDON CAMPBEtL School for all ages. Sendee First Baptist Choir and Readers Alan Masson preaching EVERYONE WELCOME Q O THE AHGOCAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EP.SCOPAI, SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. t. Crisvield, B.A., B.D. Corner 4th Avenuo and llth Slreet Soulh Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood L.T.C.t. Communion Communion of Carols with Lessons, Senior Choir MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, December 23rd, Communion CHRISTMAS EVE Friday, December 2-1th, Midnight Euch- arisl, Senior and St. Monica's Choirs. ST. MARY THE VIRGIN and 6th Ave. N. RECTOR; The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., LIh. IOUR1H IN ADVENT a.m.-Holy Eucharist School In Parish Hall Eucharist Tuesday, St. a.m. Eucharist Christmas a.m. Sung Eucharisl, Christmas Day a.m. Children's EuchariM THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A B. B. MOORE, Toronto President of Conference: REV. R. J. THOMSON, Calgary Chairman of Presbytery: REV. KEN JORDAN, Pincher Creek SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Wooltiouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 1971 FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT Wonderland" CHURCH SCHOOL PARTICIPATING MUSIC: Junior Girls' Choir "Glory to God." Wilson "Prayer of tire Christmas Animals." Hopson "Baby Boy." West Indian Carol "Is There Anybody Here." Wilson CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast tethbridge from 15lh Ave. and 24th St. S. Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Eqteren Organist: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 1971 a.m.-Meditation "A FORMULA FOR HAPPINESS" Speaker, Mr. G. R. Castles Vesper Service CHRISTIAN EDUCATION and Intermediate Depl. (8 (o 14 and Primary do 7 December 22nd at p.m.-Chrislmas Pageant FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Tod) ESKDAIE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY GIOCK ATOM, RMT SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 1971 (ADVENT 4) DIVINE WORSHIP, .it a.m. Sunday School Ceremony of "WHITE GIFTS" Evening, at "C.G.I.T." Vesper Service and Candlelight Ceremony CHRISTMAS EVE, DEC. 14 Hour and follow: hip in Cliurch Hall. (Lunch i 11 OF CAROLS AND READINGS OF CHRISTMAS" A special invitation to all young married people, young couples and teen-crs. "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"