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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Renewal of J'ailli, challenge of future What Christmas really means family ami I would like to take tliis op- portunity to express warm wishes to the many readers of this edition, particularly to the many families of the Crowsncst Pass area. We hope that as you gather with friends and families you may share much of the joy and hap- piness that surrounds this holi- day season. After reading many tlie magazine quotes of the of what Christmas means I began won- dering whether or not this time of year had any significance at all. The articles seemed super- ficial in nature and the com- ments loaded with sentimental- ity. Then someone asked what Christmas meant to me. As a Christian I was expected to know. As a minister I'm ex- pected to have all the an- swers. After all I'm paid to know. In any event I'm ex- pected to produce. I was then God. These people placed their confidence in this Christ for distant past to festive way they that through HIM accused of stalling as I took men, and between Man and longer than ten seconds to gulp for air. Actually my fear was that my confrontcr would not like my answers since I refuse to be a pietist by nature or to hide behind doctrines that spell out rules and regulations for Christianity as a whole. After I realized an escape wasn't possible I ventured my posi- tion, but like any good minister I asked my "listener not to quote me. Each year at this time we reach into a dramatize, in the event of Christ's coming into the lives of many who look to Him as Lord and Sav- ior. Tliis celebration attempts to capture the spirit of Christ's arrival to give hope to a clis- unified world. A certain seg- ment of the people of Christ's day expected 'ONE' who would deliver them from bondage and they would, move with the pre- sent into a Mure that would alleviate oppression and suffer- ing. This Christ thoy reasoned would bring unity to a divided world. He would fulfil the pre- sent and the future. This, in part, was hope. However Jesus himself soon realized how short lived this hope could be in the hands of Man. As a result Christ gave His life lo- Lally to CK! in the hops that unity would be achieved in full measure. Christmas to me marks the beginning of tliis venture into a new faith that establishes hope for those that follow. Today many people, as did those of biblical times, live in the hope that one day we will he able to change the condi oppression that contributed HE'S ALL READY One of Santa's famous deer is fat and.sleek after the long lay-off and is ready for the important journey tonight to bring the gifts for girls and boys. _____________________ lions that are oppressive in na- lure, the conditions cf the ghet- the cause for disunity between tos and slums; the building of monuments to the 'glory of God' while people starve; the building of multi-million city centred sport complexes while hundreds go without decent ac- commodation while watching the complex rise to the sky. Our hope is that one day we may have pollution and the de- pletion of nature under control, or that we will be able to work in teams social workers, doctors, nurses, teachers, po- lice, clergy to help those caught in" the web of drug and alcohol consumption. Our hope is that those who follow this Christ will give way to the doc- trines that divide us and risk themselves to lead many of our fellow-persons out from under these kinds of forces that op- press. Our hope is in equipping ourselves to work in one area or another not in all of course. Christmas renews my faiLh in Christ and challenges me to new ventures. It allows me to share myself with my family, friends, and neighbors. It calls Merry Christmas We extend our warmest greetings wiih the hope thai this holiday season brings you and yours a full measure of good heailh and happiness. May the jays of Christmas remain with you throughout the coming year. ULRICH AUTO SALES SERVICE LTD. "YOUR FORD-MERCURY bEALER" PHONE 562-2101 BIAIRMORE PEACEFUL AS A Snowy landscape, lively OS a playful fawn is the Christmas we wish for you. We are ever grateful lo you for your thoughtful consideration and gracious patronage! BLUEBIRD SERVICE STATION and MOTEL TUNEUPS and LUBRICATION Our SPECIALTY TIRE SALES and SERVICE RINC and ADA RINALDI Phone 564-4683 BELIEVUE, Alberta Thunday, Drcembt, 74, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 0 The wonderful cdft'from God LEGION CHRISTMAS PARTY Old St. Nick is seen in the background surrounded by a few of the many children who attended the annual Biairmore Legion Christmas party for members' children. An afternoon of songs and gomes and o good feed of hot dog, and pop preceded the long awaited visit from Santa. Each of the children was pre- sented wth bogs of goodies. _________________________________________ Use of ad greetings grows in place of sending cards DO wonderful? That a man 'should walk on the moon? no! too wonderful that a man J, walked on earth! Too :5S wonderful that an Al- m i g h t y. Sovereign God should give his only Son1 not to condemn the world, hut to save it? Yes, it is wonderful and lliis is the story I bring to you this Christmastime in remem- brance of the gift that God gave so many years ago. a gift that was truly lw "-nririprfni for words. Thank God for His Son His gift, too wonderful for the wonderful announcement us to brotherhood and fellow- ship. Christmas also allows me to face myself in the heritage of the past, in the moment of the present, and the challenge of the future. Wherever j'ou stand in faith and wherever your faith leads you may it be real at. this time of year. May it be as real as the Star that led the Shepherds and may it slu'ne as brightly. Oh yes, Happy New Year. Bob Smith Minister Biairmore, CrJeman, Bellevue, Hillcrest United Church of Canada. By DAVID LANCASHIRE Associated Press Writer ONDON, ENG. (AP) Britons who forget to send their Christ- mas cards until it is too late or who can't be bothered to send any at all have an easy way out. They just place a classified adver- tisement in The Times of Lon- Christmas card advertise- ments in the prestigious news- paper have become practically as much a tradition as Christ- mas cards themselves, with words of good cheer chattered among the ads for apartments in Belgravia, Rolls Eoyces for sale or companions wanted for hitch-hiking treks to Afghani- stan. You can find practically anything in the Times ads. But Christmas greetings ads are rare or nonexistent in other British newspapers. "Fatima Tina Hales-Tooke, lately of Chesham Bois, Buck- inghamshire, and now living in Beirut, Lebanon, extends her greetings for Christmas and the New Year to all family and friends throughout the says a fairly typical ad. Most, however, simply slate that Mr. and Mrs. So-and-so are not sending Christmas family. Beneath a palace announce- THB ?IRST NOEL No one knows who wrote "The First It first ap- i peared in print in 1883 in a book called Car- ols Ancient and and is believed to be very old. The author of "God Best Ye Merry, Genflemen" also is cards this year, but extend Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! SIMPSONS-SEARS LTD. MAIL ORDER OFFICE BLAIRMpRE DIAL 562-2154 562-2433 Manager, VIOLET MANIQUET Manager, VIOLET MANIQUET fecetkgi SEASON'S GREETINGS One of the greatest pleasures of this happy season is Mie opportunity it offers lo turn aside from the workaday cares of business and pause to remember our many friends and customers, to be grateful for your confidence and co- operation. OUR SINCEREST BEST WISHES FOR A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FRANCIS JEWELLERY LTD. GIFTS FOR EVERY OCCASION! PHONE 562-2565 BLAIRMORE, ALBERTA SEASON'S GREETINGS "May the infinite blessings of this Joyous Season abide with you and your family and may 1970 be full of Peace and Prosperity." BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR "BOB" and "EVA" BLACKLOCK and STAFF THE BELLEVUE INN AND BELLEVUE FAMILY WEAR BELLEVUE, ALBERTA greetings to their friends. Many say they intend to donate to chairty the money they would have spent on cards, or apologize that illness or trips abroad have prevented them from mailing the usual greet- ings. The most impressive ads ap- pear not in the usual adver- tising columns, but beneath the Court Circulars that an- ment last December that Prin- cess Margaret had attended the Save Kave pop concert for charity ran the following: "Mr. Frederick J. Stephens of Cross- acres, Pyrford Woods, Wcking, Surrey, is not sending Christ- mas cards this year. He wishes Ms relatives and friends a merry Christmas and a very liappy New Year." Non-senders of cards who want to tell their friends they aren't sending cards, and who want to do it beneath the lion and unicorn royal crest on the Court Circular, have to pay two pounds (4.80 dollars) a line for their greetings. In the reg- ular columns it costs 28 shill- ings (3.36 dollars) a line. Many of those who use the Court Circular page are titled, and their ads get printed above ones placed by commoners. Just under an announcement last Christmas season that the Duke and Duchess of Kent had seen a James Bond movie was an ad saying the Duke and Duchess of Bedford regretted they wouldn't be sending Christmas cards because of a prolonged trip overseas. Some ads are aimed at spe- cial groups. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Shane Woodwall last De- cember advertised Merry Christmas wishes to all sup- porters of the Millwall soccer team. The Pipe Club of Great Britain wished good smoking in 1970 to anyone who happened to read the ad. Esmond Drury said he wished "all his 847 past pupils and friends a happy Christmas and good fishing in the New Year." Other ads indicate the adver- tiser has been overwhelmed by the Christmas rush, such as: "Dr. and Mrs. Leslie D. Weath- erhad regret they cannot cope with the sending of Christmas cards this year." Or: "Thomas Widdington Sheridan sends Christmas greetings to every- body and wishes each a more prosperous New Year than he have. No money. M" cards." Some are puzzling, such as: "Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Towler LS21 SQX. Christmas cards being dispatched by computer Abject apologies for any errors or ommissions." Or: "16 Tooks Court B.C. 4. Mr. Williams' friends will not get cards am need not read this notice." Or "Wombles and friends, Christ mas greetings from Wimble don. Great Uncle Bulgaria." While most of the ads are serious and staid, some ar frivolous. Others, like the fol lowing, are personal: "Anni Merrill will not be sendinf Alan Herbert a Christmas car this year as he has not sen her one." And there are con trary entries, such as: "Mr and Mrs. Tim Starey are no receiving Christmas cards this year. Does nobody The ultimate ad last seaso was: "Peter Jolley is not plac ing an add in The Times this year. He is sending Christm cards instead." These are the facts concern- ing the birth of Jesus Clirist: His mother, Mary, was en- gaged to be married to Jo- seph. But while she was still a virgin she became pregnant by ic Holy Spirit. Then Joseph, er fiance, being a man of tern principle, decided to reak the engagement but to o it quietly, as he didn't want o publicly disgrace her. As he lay awake considering his, he fell into a dream, and ,aw an angel standing beside lim. "Joseph, son of the ngel said, "don't hesitate to ake Mary as your wife! For he child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit! And she will have a Son, and rou shall name Him Jesus for He will save His people from their sin. This will fulfill God's mes- sage through His prophets jisten! The virgin shall con- ceive a child! She shall give Dirth to a Son, and He shall be called "Emmanuel" (meaning unknown, but he lived before I nounce the daily doings of Shakespeare. Queen Elizabeth II and her McRRY CHRISTMAS "Christmas bells ore gaily ringing out our best wishes to you for a happy holiday GRAHAM AND MARY ATKINSON AND STAFF at Graham's General Store WEST COLEMAN PHONE 563-3640 Our Wish to You and Yours is for a Very Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year GORDON JOHNSON ond STAFF at CHIEF MOUNTAIN REALTY LTD. COWLEY, AlBERTA P.O. BOX 114 PHONE 628-3775 OR 628-3836 FAT'S CHOP SUEY Extends Best Wishes for o MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR 70 ALL THEIR FRIENDS AND PATRONS IN THE 'PASSI Speeialisli In Chinese Foods! We Coler lo Banquets ond Parliesl PHONE 562-2284 BLAIRMORE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR To All Our Patrons and Friends in the Crowsnest Pass AlcnyChflstmn MORENCY PLUMBING and HEATING PLUMBER GAS FITTER TINSMITH PHONE 562-2! 68 BIAIRMORE HANDLE ALL GAS AND OIL APPLIANCES TO OUR LOYAL FRIENDS In this busy world, it may often appear that we neglect or forget those ws hold dear, but at Christmas time we take this space to soy that we vaiue your irienti- jhip each and every day! To each of you A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS From All of Us at STOP INN MOTEL On Highway No. 3 PO Box 595 Phone 563-3492 563-3888 COLEMAN ALBERTA is with 'flic Won- derful event. That night some shepherds were in the fields outside tlio village, guarding their flocks of Suddenly an angel ap- peared among them, and the. landscape, shone bright with the glory of the They were badly frightened. But the angel reassured them, "Don't be he said. "I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for every one! The Saviour yes, the t-he Lord has been born tonight in Bethlehem! How will you recognize Him? You will find a baby wrapped in a blanket, lying in a man- Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others armies of heaven prais- ing God: "Glory to God in tha lighest they sang, 'and peace on earth for all those pleasing Him." When this great army of an- gels had returned again to iieaven, the shepherds said to each other, "Come on! Let's go to Bethlehem! Let's see this wonderful thing that has hap- pened, which the Lord has told us about." And this Is the wonderful re- sult of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that anyona who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. And so we see In this short Christmas story that God loved the world so much that Ha gave His only begotten Son so that anyone who believes fa Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Wobhen, Pastor. Christian Reformed Church. Bellevue. THE HOUSE OF KERR Extends a most sincere wish to all friends in the south for a most joyous Christmas and healthy prosperous 1971. LINDA and JOHN We Carry o Full Line of Ladies' ond Men's Wear Phone 562-2711 BtAIRMORE, ALBERTA ZAK'S MEATS GROCERIES LTD. DIAL 563-3817 563-3628 COIEMAN Merry Christmas TO ALL OUR FRIENDS FROM HENRY AND STAFF (SEASON'S GREETINGS? A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR MILAN BALOG TEXACO CANADA LIMITED TEXACO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS FIRESTONE BATTERIES AND TIRES DIAl 562-2144 BLAIRMORE, ALBERTA Season's Greetings TO OUR GOOD NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS HILLCREST TRADING CO. WILF CARPENTER PHONE 564-4740 Best of the Season To All! GARRY'S BARBER SHOP Specializing In Men's Hair Styling end European Razor Culling GARRY and TERRY ANCTIL BLAIRMORE, ALTA. Merry Christmas And a HAPPY NEW YEAR To All Our Friends and Customers "WE SERVE BETTER MEALS" Prop. JIM MAH JIM'S BELLEVUE CAFE PHONE 564-4666 SEUEV'JE "MERRY CHEISTMAS" Christmas bells are gaily ringing out our best wishes to you for a happy holiday season. STEDMAN'S KUBIK STORES BLAIRMORE, AlBERTA SEASON'S GREETINGS "May the infinite blessings of this Joyous Season abide with you and your family and may 1970 be -full of Peace and Prosperity." BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR "BOB" and "EVA" BLACKLOCK aad STAFF THE BELLEVUE INN PHONE 564-5676 BRLEVUE, ALBERTA Merry Christmas and Happy Neiv Year Thank You! Please accept our appreciation and our sincere thanks for letting us serve Too often in the rush of business life, we fail to say "thanks" loud enough for you to hear it. B-Ji you can be sure we never mean to take your patronage for granted. Our constant aim is to pieass and satisfy you more each time. To servo you is a reo! privilege and we are grateful for your confidence In us. FROM OUR ENTIRE STAFF Biairmore Cleaning Centre COIN CAR WASH COIN OPERATED LAUNDROMAT ONE HOUR MARTINIZING Prop. TED and ESTHER TOLLEY PHONE 562-2911 562-2497 BLAIRMORE, ALBERTA ;