The Chronicle Express, Penn Yan, N .Y., December 28, 1978—Page 15 nstmas quest must contmue By REV. C. CLAYTON COMSTOCK forever the Good Is your Christmas complete just down his life for t because December 25th is past ? Does part of the sheep v sheep your completion of Christmas depend on the calendar or on your heart level he so ardently followed the will of God the Father, that they said of him. response to the One whose birth -Behold the Iamb of God that taketh Christmas Day celebrates? Webster’s awav the sins of the world.’’ Fulfilling Jollegiate Dictionary’s No. 1 meaning the part of the star of Bethlehem. Jesus for “complete” is “ filled up. no part became the Light of the World. Our lacking.\ When does Christmas Lord was not above playing the humble become filled up for us? Is it not when part of the camel who carried the wise men and their baggage to Bethlehem. Jesus became the world’s greatest burden bearer. He took upon himself the sins and griefs of the whole world. In Jesus we find Christmas completed “filledup.no part lacking. ” Now that the Christmas rush is over. W e e k l y d e v o t i o n a l Read Matthew 1:18-25 “‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son. and they will call him Immanuel\ which means, -God with us,” i Matthew 1:23NIV) Shah Abbas, ancient king of L a k e s id e p u l p i t Christmas began as By CHARLES L. WALLIS holy day character of Christmas for twelve days, response should be to love him and to For many of us the celebration of Mavbe now we have a bit more time to love one another in his name. once disguised peasant Christmas concludes with the passing of Christmas day. and perhaps if the season has represented more stress than serenity we will say good riddance for another vear. consider the deeper levels of meaning of Christ's coming — The story of a country girl named remaining — among us. Christmas means many things to and of his Mary, a carpenter named Joseph. shepherds from nearby fields, a star over a watering place called people many people, and we are wise to let Bethlehem, and an eventual home for was among Christmastime, decided to find one special person to whom he could give whatever Our forefathers, whose celebration of Christmas speak to our yearnings and the Child out in the boondocks at a Christmas was more characteristically our needs, whatever they may be. crossroads village named Nazareth So person that of a holy day than a holiday. Someone has commented that a good tells us that God is partial toward initiated their festivities on Christmas way to evaluate a person's interests common people living in common Eve and these continued until the and character is by looking over his places. And that should be a source of Twelfth Short sermon We are'realif; filled up with Christmas Or filled with the Christmas Spirit. Most public bath and walked about a while. Soon he wandered the boiler room and stopped ilk with the keeper of fires, workman offered to share his Night. Jan. 6. which check book. Perhaps we all reveal encouragement for all of us who don’t commemorated the coming of the Magi something of our personalities and our live in the lush environment of Caesar to Bethlehem. Perhaps we could have it both ways with passions by the way we observe Christmas. or Herod’s palace. The coming to Bethlehem of the Magi and lunch. -Is Christmas knowing who secular celebrating before Surely a Christian Christmas tells us from distant eastern countries reminds Christmas and spiritual observances something about God. How can we us of the universality of God and of his following Dec. 25 of us hasten to confess at this point that the questions, we are not filled up with Christmas love complete?” Is Christmas complete for and generosity and light, some part is me? For society ? For God? What do the peasant really Without the latter Christmas is likely began with him. exclude God from Christmas? It all arms that are wide enough to encircle The king came back to see the I to be all carnival, sound and fury Christmas tell us that God in an geography. all peoples without regard to race or man lacking. So , the quest for Christmas completion must go on. greetings we received affection between signifying nothing or at least very little unwarranted and undeserved love for about Jesus himself did not consider his complete if the PLO and the Israelies birth at Bethlehem the end all. He stopped shelling each other? Or if the grew, he learned, he prayed, he served, nations Egypt and Israel signed a he taught, he healed, he became. He peace. I think everyone I upremely completed Christmas by would have to confess that we are not laying all the parts in the Christmas yet filled up with Chris drama. Jesus took the part of the lacking in our heart lex Shepherds so well that he became the One who was bom in whose birthday , we celebrated. God himsel Son Jesus with the hope response have just human growing. Finally the king told the workman who he was and asked him what special gift he would like for Christmas. The workman replied. “ I don’t want any riches. Give me just what you’ve been giving me. Come back and sit down and talk to me The great joy of Christmas is God coming to us. living among us. loving us — then dying for us. When we ponder this gift, our hearts have nothing more to ask. of genuine religious meaning. us the perfect for the imperfect •« Now that the preparing for Christmas gave himself in his Son that we through has come to a close for another year, it him might not perish but have eternal might not seem inappropriate to ponder life. That God loves us is the source of on the continuing beauty and hallowed the greatest Christmas cheer, and our Bethel Baptist plans activities GORHAM Nurses hear lecture Nurse Assistant students at the Finger Lakes Occupational School in Flint received special instruction last week from visiting lecturers. Dave Gulvin. of the Finger Lakes Heart Association, presented an At the Bethel Baptist produced by the Moody Institute of instructional demonstration on proper Church on East Main Street. Sunday Chicago will be shown. There will be application School at 9:45 a.m. will begin the testimonies, sharing and a message by resuscitation Sabbath Day’s activities. and cardiopulmonary the Heimlich the pastor. Refreshments will be served maneuver of first aid. Students were brotherhood society / Christmas complete in a world of unemployment, and nuclear bombs, and increasing divorce, and child abuse? Well hardly. But God has not given up the idea that some day his children and the social order will be completely filled with The Spirit of His Son Jesus. He is waiting for our full acceptance of His Son. PRAYER Father, thank You for the gift of Yourself — Your peace. Your presence. Your love. Amen. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Christ is God's great gift of The R e v . R a y Kanoun w ill bring the in the fellowship hall in the basem e n t of provided an opportunity to practice 11 a.m. message on the subject, “The the church. Christian's Natural Resources these life-saving methods on electronic There will not be any AWANA adult and child models supplied by Time\. The message is backed up by program. Monday night. The Ladies Gulvin. scripture found in Ephesians 5:6-17. Bible Study will be resumed at 9:30 Bonnie DeVinney and Dr. Brigham. copyright—The Upper Room C. Nell Strait (Lansing, Michigan Teens for Christ, young people from a.m., Wednesday. Jan. 3. At 7:30 p.m., representing the American Cancer 14 to 18 years of age. will meet at the Power Hour is under the leadership of Society Ontario County Unit, presented church from 6 to 7 p.m.. Sunday. Dec. Pastor Kanoun. Psalms 16 will be a special teaching unit with films on 31. At 7 p.m. there will be a New Year’s discussed at the study hour cancer, its early-warning signs and Eve service at the Church. This The annual meeting of the Bethel treatment, and the special role of the two-hour service is open to the public. Baptist Church will take place on Jan. nurse assistant in the care of cancer A film. “The Unknown God!” 12at7:30p.m. patients. L 1:1 » i y T H r o u g h R e g u l a r C h u r c h W o r s h i p >69 THE CHURCH DIRECTORY meaning This cross on a barn at the Harold . C h r istia n s e n re s id e n c e , R id g e Road, reflects the true meaning of Christmas. It symbolizes the celeb ration of Christm as as a holy day rather than purely secular. Chris- Qgansen made the cross to be viewed by p a s s e rsb y and to sp read its meaning all year round. (Photo by Loree Martin) A Weekly Publication of Services In Penn V n and Surrounding Area Churche C£6C Penn Yan ■ > Friend Church .honors students \A Bridge For Him” will be the message by the Rev. C. Clayton Comstock Dec. 31 at 10:30 in the Sunday morning worship service of the United Methodist Church of Friend. In observance of Student Recognition Day. students from college, high school and the grades are invited to participate in the worship service. Out Dec Lauderdale accompanied by her sister Mrs. Leland Jorgenson, and Agnes Christianson Knapp of Keuka Park. Nancy Comstock. Field Worker for - The Wesley Foundation at Cornell University and her sister Carol, a graduate student at Ithaca College, spent Christmas with their parents Mr. JJJand Mrs. Wilbur Comstock. Paul C. Comstock and his familv of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 166 Main St., Stanley C. Robinson, Pastor. Chur ch school 9:45 AM; Worship Service 11 AM. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS • Pastor Gene Thomas • Pre-emption Road, RD 4, Penn Yan. Saturday Divine Worship 9:00 a.m. ST. MICHAEVS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - Rev. Thomas F. McVeigh, Pastor: Rev. Peter Clif ford, Priest Intern; Saturday Mass 5 p.m.; Sun day Masses 7, 9:30 and 11 a.m., Weekdays 7 a.m. and 12 Noon. THE SALVATION ARMY — 112 Seneca St. Lt. Robert Thomas in charge. Sunday School 10 a.m .: Morning Worship S e r v ice .il a.m .; Solvation Meeting 6 p.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Corner Main * Clinton. Pastor Rev. William B. Wilcox. Phone 536-8235. Sunday family Worship with Nursery & Kindergarten at 10:30 o.m. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES, 523 Court Street- R.R. Christensen Jr., Sunday 10 o.m. Public Talk, 11 a.m. Wotchtower Study. THE KEUKA PARK CHURCH (Baptist) Com munity Center Keuka Pork - Rev. Charles L. Wallis, Pastor, Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday wor ship service, 9 a.m. Sunday School. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - 224 M ain Street. Rev. Douglas Passage. Worship and Nur sery 10 a.m .; Sunday Church School 11 o.m. CHURCH O F THE NAZARENE, Brown Street Ext. rev. Royce Lewis. Phone 536-9357. Par sonage 584-6070. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:50 a.m. Worship Service; 6:30 p.m. N.Y.I.; 7:00 Evangelistic Service; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH -135 Hamilton Street, Rev. Russell D. Scheel. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:45 a.m. ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, M ain Street. Robert Lawthers, Interim Rector, 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 10:30 a.m. Family Service. EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 332 M ain, Pastor, Rev. Robert A. Rusbuldt, 536-8771; Ronald Williams, Jr., Assoc. Pastor, 536- 3278 or 536-8402. Sunday 9:45-Sundoy School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Youth Choir Practice; 7 p.m. Inspirational Hour, Wed.— 7 p.m. Family Bible Hour; Youth Groups, Aault Prayer Meeting. A S e n s e o f S e c u r l t g • Rev, Rev. Edward E Pasfor Winter Scheduled la v s n AKA1 i-.' * r U t v . — . • ■ \ From childhood an, ell of u* wrk urcurtty. Whether U lie financial or cmolional< moot of our actions arc motivated by this search fur security. Ycl, In this life there In little that we can depend on. Fortunes ore lo«l, neigh bors move away, friend* ore disloyal and even loved ones pass away. Wc can never Iw* sure what tomorrow may bring. There Is only one source of real security. That source I* Cod. His love I* constant and everlasting. When all else fails us. He Is there. If you are slill searching for security, turn to tioil. There vou will find it. k\ % < Wilt*** t f SiiW.iiIt. I* Ml Dml< W I V j IV Rev. George r.' :»: # Johnson City. Comstock and Tn Stanley H and Mrs. William Martin of Rushville. and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Van Housen of Penn Yan celebrated Christmas with the Rev. and Mrs. C. Clayton Comstock. Ms. Forrest Dinehart. Mrs. William Hopkins. and Pastor Comstock . reported for Friend Church to the Joint iCharge Conference at the United Methodist Church of Middlesex on Sunday afternoon Dec. 17. Recent fires at Friend included a chimney fire at the home of Erwin Dinehart. and a fire at the Catlin mobil home on Comstock Road. The Branchport Fire Department protects the area. Dundee ST. ANDREW S CATHOLIC CHURCH - Rev. Thomas F. McVeigh, Pastor; Rev. Peter Clif ford Priest Intern. Sunday Moss 9 a.m. DUNDEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • Rev. J. Keith Kissel, Pastor. Church School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 o.m. Dresden UNITED METHODIST - Rev. George Kingsley, Pastor. Morning Worship 11 a.rtn. HALL UNION CONOREOATIONAl UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST-Glenn Evans, pastor. Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday School9:45. Bible Study, Thursday evening, 8:00. _ -Potter—- POTTER BAPTIST CHURCH • Worship Service at 9:45 a.m* POTTER COMMUNITY CHURCH - Rev. Tom Castle, Pastor, Worship Service at 9:30 o.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Evening Service at 4:30 p.m. scond Milo BAPTIST CHURCH - Rev. Herbert L. Smartt, Morning Worship 11 o.m.; Sunday School 10 a,m. Yates ville METHODIST * Rev. George Smith, Church Service 9:30 o.m. Church School 10:15 a.m. Crosby LAKE KEUKA BAPTIST CHURCH - Rev. Her- bert L. Smartt, Pastor. Morning Worship 9:30. • Rev. services liru n e lip o r t UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Theodore L. Bleck. pastor. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH - Rev. Richard L. Price, pastor. Sunday School 9:45 A.M. Wor ship Service 11 A.M. and 7 P.M. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 P.M. m u f r i ’oiiK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Rev. Theodore L. Bleck, pastor. Worship Service 9:30 o.m. Church School 10:30 a.m. ST. LUKE S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Rev. Leo Dyson. Sunday Service 9 A.M. W a y n e BAPTIST CHURCH • Sunday Service 11 a.m. IU m rod BAPTIST CHURCH - Nick Nechito, Pastor. 607-243-7048. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Mor ning Worship 11 a.m. Mid Week Study Hour Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. FOLLOWING FIRMS WHO R u s h v i l l e FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Robert B, Murphy. Pastor Kennedy Assoc. Pastor. Sunday morning worship service, 11 o clock. ST. MART’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Roy . Norber: l Nolan Ma>>es 1st 3rd 5th Sundays fl AM’^nd’1 4th Sundays 9 A M .! ■' \ ■ - 1 i:lf-, rr * : *!$! FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Rev. Robert Rowe, pastor. Sunday Morning wor ship )0 o.m Barrim((<m COMMUNITY CHURCH Gerold F Vonoman. minister. Worship 9 a.m. Church ( Services 9 30 a.m. S. School 10:30 o.m. Bviilon METHODIST — Rev George Smith. Church Service 10 30 a.m. GRACE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP - RD 4 Payne Road Pastor Roger Wohlschlegel Sunday Services: 10 a.m.; 7.30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Wednesday Evening 7.30 p.m — M ilo (\eii I ci - u n it e d METHODIST CHURCH - Kingsley Pastor lln lv m i l BAPTIST CHURCH * Rev. Maynard Stevens. Sunday School 10:00 o.m : Worship Service H 00 a.m.: Mid-week Prayer Service Wed nesday 8:00 p.m. ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH ■ Pratts- burg • Rev. James Cosgrove, pastor. Sunday Masses 9 and 10 a. m., Wednesday 5 p. m. M iddlesex UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Rev. Roy McCaffery. Worship Service - 9:30 a.m. Church School 9:30 a.m,; Vine Volley Worship Service 11:00 a.m.; Youth Fellowship Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. BAPTIST CHURCH - Rev James Uttl^y. Pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bible Study and prayer Wednesday at 7:45 p m, (jo rlin n i THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Rev. Mardean Moyer. Pastor. Worship Service 10 a.m. BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH . E. Main St. Rev Ray Kanoun, Pastor. Worship Service 11 a.m., Sunday School 9.45 a.m.; AWANA Shipmates 6 p.m.: Evening Service 7 p.m. REED CORNERS FEDERATED CHURCH • Rev Ralph S. Casperson, Pastor. Worship Service 10a.m.; Sunday School 11 a.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 166 Main St. Stanley C. Robinson, Pastor. Chur ch School 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service 11 00 o.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Rev. Robert Rowe, pasfor. Sunday Morning wor ship 10 a.m Vouk ST. JOHN S LUTHERAN CHURCH LCA - bast Swamp Rd. RD 3 Penn Yan Thad Nielsen Vicar 536 5268 Church Service II a.m Sunday School 9 45 a m WORSHIP THIS WEEK r • . ^Turner wins awards William W. Turner of Turner Auto Electric Service, Inc. on Maiden Lane, won several awards at a regional dealer appreciation dinner given recently by Richard Tate of Tate Equipment. Inc.. Horseheads. Turner won the award for the Best Continuous Advertising Program for the Year 1978 and also a certificate for <^fbeing second in Auto Hoc sales. He took another second place, among the 35 dealers attending, for selling snapper lawnmowers. KEN SISSON 1 Real Estate 6 Insurance 1 106 Brown Street 1 Penn Yen, N .Y. 1 JOLLEY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE 124 Elm Street Penn Yon, N .Y. I TRANSELCO DIVISION I FERRO CORPORATION I Dresden, N .Y. 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