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Christmas Music and Services at the Omaha Churches
,1TII song and sermon and story
"hi i1 man tlay will he ids-. r 1
by tmaha churches to.lay and
Homlv. In ninny of the
IwJJ-wi rnurcnes programs win !
mmmJ given today, some In the morn
ing (nil some In the evenlnc; In a few only
the regular Sunday services will be. !,ciJ,
special Christmas services being Fit fir
Christmas day morning. There will bo
Christmas services in all the i:icopai
churches Christmas morning, early nml
lata communion having In en arranged.
At St. John's Kplsropal church thro will
be the Christmas midnight service.
. Punday school of many of the chinches
will jive programs Sunday evening, tun
these will he distinct from the Christum
tree celebratlona, iom of which will be
enjoyed Christmas night and some Tue
day or Wednesday hlitht.
Choir In the larger churches of the
City baa prepared rnantatas, orntorlea or
other elaborate, musical program, ninm
of Which will tie given Sunday.
The First Methodlat Sunday school
holds the regular scsalona Sunday morn
ing at 9:l", before the preaching scivlce.,
with the largest avcrago attnulunte f
ny Sunday school in the city. Thl
achool holds lis Christina entertainment
at 8:80 j. m. of Christmas day. The pro
gram thla year la In two parta. The firm
pert will be rendered by the children of
the primary department, the second by
older membcra of the school, and what U
will be is a secret with the committee la
The Christmas relebrntlnn of (he Hundny
school of the First I'.aptlst rhurclt will
be on Hunday eveninR at 7:30 o'clock.
The theme of the entertainment will be
"Whit (lifts for the Klin." Mr. John
It. Webster will deliver the address. The
church choir will render 'There Were
Shepherds," Huck. Preceding tills serv
ice the orchestra will present a fiftccn
Special Christmas tnuslo will be sunif
by tho choir at St. Murk's Lutheran
church Sunday morning and evening. Al
the evening service the Chrlximait can
tata "Holy Mght," by Drawer, will be
Two highly Interesting programs have
been prepared by the pant or of tho Unor
ganised Church of Jesus Christ of letter
Day Faint to be given at tho church at
Twenty-fourth and Ohio streets Sunday
morning and Christmas evening, Uotti
of these will be presented by members
and children of the conn relation, and
will be composed of recitations, niuxlo
and Kong appropriate to the occasion.
The chorus choir of the North Hldo
Christian church, Twenty-second and
L,oth rop streets, will give a number of
Christmas selections at the morning- serv
ice. In the evening at 7:30 o'clock John
Hyatt Hrewer'a beautiful Christmas can
tata "Holy Night," will be prciirritod,
under the direction of Mr. Klrechsloln,
1-1 r.t llaptlat.
' Music by the ouartct, Mrs. Ittilse Jan
n Wylle, soprano; jxisa Kuln Uamson,
auto; Will Medina, Uuor; K. K. dray,
baas; Margaret lloullu, oiganial and ui
rector. Organ Recital at 10:11
gimology ., ,
tjuartet There Were Khepliurds lurch
llymti Joy to the World
JJuet The Angel of Ught... Coomb
. Mlaa Unrnauii una Mr, McCune.
Organ offertory uuiimaiit
feoio ISusann Van Aletynu
Immaaael Daptlat Ckeureaw
Twenty-fourth and Plnkney street
Kev. J. Scott Kbersole, 1'h. D., pastor;
"The First Chrlglinas,"a oantatu
Ira itiKiiop Wiisoq
imiuanuel Choir and Oicucetia.
Organ Voluntary. ..Miss All Hire I i lauason
pi uoesalonai nark, ilark, My Soul....
Harllone Solo The People that V aiKeil
in IJarklies Mr. J.vetett
Conn alio nolo Hetnlehem .Vtr,Tiiuiu
fcoprano hoiu Juy rout Dot it Mauuiry
- Mrs: V lntiual'HU
Ilasc nolo And Jt Came to l'axs
Soprano ttolo 'ilia Hhepheid'a Vision..
' Mi. Wmimarnh
Tenor toio llio Angei'a tong..Mr. ugueu
ljuel 'lha titar and the .Sun
Mrs. 1 Iioiii. Miss Kuton
Sintona bolu Xsa Itoom In the Inn..
Boprauo Molu A Christina i,uiiaby....
' Mia, IStroud
Violin UbiiKato, Mr. lieliieringioii.
"O, liabe In ttuliileliem MiiiKer ... .Choir
Boprauo Boo ihn llvart o( Uod
Mine Maria Jlelnenkson
"UlessuMi be lha lxird tjiiuir
Christmas service of Calvary Daptlst
ertA W,"1 Twenfy-tlfth and Hamilton
street. Humlay morning, 1V:30,
.Voluntary Allegretto F. Cappoccl
Hymn lurk, ih itvrald Angels Ring
tuai lei Itcuuiu, I liiing you OouJ
Tiding f. l'eel
Offertory r'antasla on Chrtutma Car
ols Alan dray
Solo He hlittll Feed 111 J' lock l i-loin
Hymn Joy to the World, the Iord la
Sermon The Wondrou lllrib, In Mod
el ii Ketrvpeci.
Quai let Chime of Chrlstmn Morn
foillude -Mai-che (A. It. Haul)
Bunday evenlnn, I:3u o clock:
Organ At tv'etiiiig hard d'Kvery
Hymn It Came Vpon the Midnight
Quartet While All Thing Were In
Wulet silence Adams
Offeriory Sunita In the Night Spinney
VtuaKet A ejulet NlKht Weiui.niier
liymre My l'wir HMnmer and My 1-onl
tvermou If Jeoua iiad Not. Conic.
Alice Curry, wmium.
2tabel Hilton. Mr. KHHinuaiten, (. C.
Juhuson and K. H, TiaviH, quattrt.
Hl'N DAY MOHNI.VU.
.. arrangement by Harry llouc Shelley
Antliein wiiigei from lli i;,uliil nt
Chant The lrd a Wayer loti
Holo The Ixird 1 My Light and My
Offertory l4erceu O n'ard
AM hem The Night bong of Uethle-
Mtaa Alii Hall. Mr. Cunover and 1'lioir.
VoalluUw tut i e Curt eve V aadcrpoel
Chrtntmaa Carol '. . l"iher
Anthem Hark! the Herald Angels
Violin fctolo-Uullaby r'ruiil
Mt tlrace Mclii n e
Anthem The Ulrihday ot a Kiiu
Mr. -.Newell and i limr.
Mine Mary Taylor, oigar.ixt; Ualph A.
Mort.li.g al 11 o'clock:
jrr:i i'hrtstrnaa KaHciae. IttJ Mailing
Cui.i.el j 'aUii l.i Turtiug NoUe
f A II ru with rhr.ir.)
Anilirtn-Tod Ived the World .
f-trtryin hy the minister. "A Christmas
Journey to Ilrthlrhem," Luke SI. 15.
f rgan Poitludn In A major Eeit
Kvenlrit at 7. SO o'clock:
Orttan-Tha Holv Nisht Dudley Tturk
V,re (,. i,r,i. (men Thou flue Una."
Part One Promise.
Ancient Chorale i) Come. O Cnme,
Fmmnnuel. lunrlent tdsln sonai...
The W t,r.t of prophecy Isaloh :1-J;
Ml call f.. Isnlnh n 1-4.
Antlifin-And tiin Glory of the Lord.
i.Me-sl.il, ) Handel
pint cr -1 ircmlcn Amen. (All remain
Ancient Ilvmn f)f the Father's Lova
lifgiiiteri. (Cord Natus,
The Word of the lospelMatthew
1 I"-?.; Hebrews 1 1-1; John 1 14-IH.
Anthem There Were .Shepherd Abid
Hymn im-Fairest Lord Jesus Ituler
'f All Nature ,
K'rrnon by the Minister "The Crystal
Christ." Hong of Solomon. B.I0.
Cuntlde-Hvrnn of Klmnm When the
hrlst Child Was Hrmight to the
Timplo Tertl'is Noble
Hymn !2-Sient NlKht! Holv Nlshtl
tild Csrol-The First Nowell (tradi
tional) Readmit The Transformation of
Cnrol -Uod Rest Ye Merrle flentle-
to e 11
Anthem-i'l he Coming of the Wise
M, n Crulckshanlc
Noilees nnd offering.
Offertory MiMc- PiiHtorat Kymphnny
R( rs.,rml hvmn.
Henedlrttftn. silent prayer and amen.
Orgm-Fantsete fin An Ancient
Christmas Carol Uethlor
tlansfoin Park Methodlat Rplaropal,
Preluderffertory on two Chrlstmaa
Anthem With Kolo The lOarth lv
as Wrapt Sheldon
Mis 7.. lies and Choir.
Bolp And There Were Hliepherria..I.ynes
1 1 Ia.i n
Of fortnry Contatiiln Ixiret
wuiniet-it i-arne Upon tha Midnight
... Clear Krats
Mlsa Z.sf, Mr. Froherdt, Mr. Mauer, Mr.
irnia ami Mr. chapman.
rostludo-March In I major Oullmant
I'relude I'uslorale and Adoration
Anthem With MoloAnd There Wete
Airs. I'Vunlr llafLltiM DnH ihAl.
Solo Hosajiiia Van Alitvne
Offertory Cauxone Hall
Holo i ho linhe of Bethlehem. ...Dressier
Anthem With Molo rJing, un Heav'ena
M UM H . Johnson un.l fK..!.-
rostlude lrand Choir In F Halom.
Miss Florence I'etorsnn.
I-ee i. Krats, choir master.
Mlna Floreiiie 1'etersun, organist.
Castellar 1'rrshy terlan.
Punday innrnlng at U o'clock there will
bo a Joint service of the church and Bun-
ron Kvury Land Hiiall Join the Hon.
JUonaton-Why Ho Hells of Christ
Orouri from lli rlnoera' I inmrtmaiii
Solo The hhepherda Abiding Lyncf
A. K. hullshury,
Uroltatlon Clirlstmna la lor Children..
Anthem-Hlng, Oh Heavens
' - Herthold Tours
l iMiral IteHponse lord's Prayer.. .Downs
Antheui-Ulory to Uod In the Highest
Westmlaiatrr I'reaby terlan.
Sunday morning at 10:30:
Preludo merlin' Chorus Wagner
Alll hem-Wing, Oh Blng, This Hlessed
. Morn bchneoker
tolo-Hosanna R. A. Van Alstyne
AHhs Uwendolln White.
Anthem tallh contralto solo) Th
Hlrtliday of a King Neldllnger
Mlaa tiusaji L Uiatf Mil Uuailet.
rostluds tie I ec ted
Miss Uwundollu Wblle, Miss kJuaan
l'e Oraif, Mr. U Dodu, Mr. O. HaiuU
ton. Mr. Alien Maxwell, organist.
Dandee I'rrsby terlau.
Choirmaster, Mr. J. J. Hodds; orgauUt.
MIhn h'loreiice Hulhaway,
Ml iKNINU CANTATA, "THI3 HOPE
UK TIIK WOIU-O," ilV p. A.
Introductory Chorus Kins Forth v
J 'art I. (The Hheplierdl.)
I )ii4 Tenors and baaae.
Hunt Tenor and bae.
l'art 11. (Tha Wlaa U-.nl
Soprano Holo Miss Ioii 01n,
Ctiorus HHil I OHta T'hnle
Cloning Choi u Hall Hoyal Babe, choir.
Anthem There Wera Mtepherds..Ahford
foprano Polos Mill -dna liartlett
Soprano bulo llosanna Van AlsUu
Miss IHirU Ulsen.
Anthem-O. Holy Nlghl Adam
Polo Ming ( 1 IstMtt
Clifton Hill Prvubrterlan.
Clifton 1UH Presbyteiluu chureb, Sunday
Oriiaii iTelude-Glorlou Pral.i
I hikiiliie v
Hnm liH Joy to the World!!!!."!!!!!)
Anuiriii uiory to Uod In the Highest
MIks Mary Woodson and choir,
Kesiioneti, ltulea' iuai let ciu iimu
Hymn Ml o. Utile Town of Hoth
Offeitory AiilUeui-The Angels' bong
Mrs. o. W. Hondee and choir.
Hymn o, Come All Ye Faithful..
firifua Preludt Joy to the World
lljMiii ldi liaik, the Herald Angela
Iteeponne Uloi la
Chorus I Have Madj a Covenant
Polo and Chorus i tie Pplrlt of tha
Lord is I'uou Ttice
Mi. 1C I'. Johnston and choir.
Chums A .Mighty Salvation
Offertory Solo-Noel Ashford
Mrs Mary Woodson.
Hymn 17 While Phepherd Watched
Choi u Hy inn of Adoration
Oman Puiilludt Triumph
Pastor, lUiV Thomas B. Ureenlee; or
ganlst, Mr. WlU Jteynard.
Castellar Presby tertaa.
Young w.unen chorus, "The Mangar
i:ec!tatlon, "What Can Little Children
Uo?" by Clifford Anderson.
limitation, "Ch-lst ixives Children
Kvery where," bf Holly Morietta.
Pong, ".Si-a the Lord of Kurth and Bky."
HecitatiiHi, I-el the r.arth chrtat'a
I'lulea rliiK, i-.niiiy Aiuiiuiger.
Chorus. "'1 tie l.etlilehciu ilaby," prl
Acii.stlo lecliauon. "Freely Give, group
Chorus. "Luther' Cradle Hymn." be
Heciiatlon. "The IJfe Paving Corps,"
Itoy Mchtmdt. Kiiner Krb.
Anlbmi. "Hark, What Means Those
Holy VoWsT" iNeldlluger). CastclUr
i;..cuaiion. "God llleaa tha Oilldren."
liirlV (huri.s In the Telugu tongue.
".I -'!.',) l.oe Idet"
l.oy' und girls' chorus. "Our Mission Is
V or.d-W io,s lMnedUllon.""
SI NHA1 F.VKNING. T.C
Jlynui. "It Cauia I ju a Midnight
Mined quartet. "Never Fhown a Night
so h air." (Ixiwry )
Hymn. 'Hark, the Herald Anpels Blng."
Anthem, "All Oiury Kvermore,"
(HuKhes, Casteilor chorus choir.
Hymn, "Come, Thou Lor.g J.vpected
J sue "
Permon. "The Coming of the Heslre of
Male quartet. "Tha Close of iMy,"
The epeelnl music, of the diiv'a prog-ram
Is under the direction of Mis Callsta
MONDAY KVKNIVO. 7:W.
Hntertalnnient. Including recitations,
souk by the school. nnd choir, a dialogue
entitled "Mister Paint Nlcholes," nnd a
treat for Caate.llar's enrollment . of tfM
St. Mary's Avrsae Congregational.
Punday at 4 p. m :
TIIK FIHPT CH KIPTMAS, (Whitney
Prelude Paatorale Pymphony (Mea-
Tenor Polo and yunrtet As the Earth, i
Krlnga Forth Her Hurt
Hevltatlve and Air for Tenor And the
Angel Oahiiel Was Pent from Hod..
Quartet Hall. Thou HlKhly Favored..
Contralto Polo and Imulile Quartet I
Will Oreo ll y Itejolce
Harp Polo Autumn Thomas
Miss Marie Swanson,
Offertory Harcurniin Offenbach
Recitative for Harltone And Mary
Houbln Quartet Blessed He the Lord
(iod of Israel
Contralto Polo As He Ppak by the
Mouth of HI Holy Prophets
Qunrele To Perform the Mercy Prom
ised Double Quartet That We, Ht-lng De-,
llvered (Jut of the Hand
Tenor Polo And Thou Child Phalt IJ
Interlude Chrlstmaa Night
Double Quartet O'er llethlohems
Reclt and Air (for soprano with dou
ble quartet Fear Not; Heboid, I
Hrlng You Oiad Tidings
Poprano Polo The Ptars Phlne Hrlght..
Duet (for tenor and baritone) See Not
Yon Radiant Kter
Address Tha pnator.
Harltone. Solo la Thla the Mr-sslali?..
Rnclt (for soprano) Hehold My Perv-
ant Whom I t'phold
Double Quartet Oreat la the Lord,
and Worthy to He Praised
Contralto Polo The Ptars Phlne Hrlxht
Tenor Holo With a Holy Love on Her
Duet for rnntralto and tenor) The
Patient Osen Are Lowing There...
Double Quartet Oreat la tho Lord
Organ Post ludo The Heavens Are
Telling (Creation) Haydn
A Christmas cantata. "The Phenherd'a
Vision," by Irene Rerge, will be rendered
by the quartet of tho First Preabvterlan
church Sunday evening, December 24,
Quartet A wakel Put on Thy Strength,
liar I tone Holo And In Those Hays All
Poprano Holo Angel Volcoa; Wondrous
Name of (lift Divine
Tenor Holo And lxr! A Hlar Appear-
Quartet Uleased Ue tho lord
Pastorale The Hhepherd s Vision
Alto itnultatlve And the Pame Night '
vvere onepnerda Abiding In the
Alto Bolo Ha Mot AfraW.'.'.','.'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.'
AN It be posslblo that It la
Kverywhere we have been
so confronted with the sign
about doing your Christmas
shopping now. that we hu.l
come to think only of shopping; for many
weena thla Incessant appeal, advice,
warning, exhortation, challenae. has been
stajisg u la the face, and one is tempted
to think that after all, there was not
so much consideration for tha people be.
hind tha countera, and all that altruastlc
aympathy which was exploited, aa there
waa an appeal to coma early, coma often
and stay ate; In other words, "do your
Christmas ahopptng early'lso.
However, that there was much early
ahopplng done la doubtless trus. nH
know some people who absolutely decided
days and oaye ago that on the Satur
day before Christmas they positively
would not go down town at all.
Itow materialistic how very physical,
our Chrlstmaa times have become.
The IYotoatant church (outside the
Episcopal and Lutheran church) scarcely
even go to church on Chrlstmaa Day, get
ting alt the religious part ot the affair
out of the vay, so that there will be
nothing "unpleasant" to do on Chrlstmaa
Of course. If Chrlstmaa Day fall a on
Sunday, u Is religiously observed, but If
not, tew indeed are the Chrlstmaa Day
church services in those churches which
are not of tho Roman Catholic or Epis
copal or Lutheran branches of the fulth.
Yet these devout church members who
get the Chrlstmus services over, the
Sunday before Christmas? fall not to
celebrate the Advent season of Santa
Ciaus on Christmas Day.
In faot. Santa Claua rather than the
Rabe of Bethlehem seems to be the pat
ron ealnt and original Inspiration of the
Blessed be Panta Claua, would be the
most appropriate title for the modern
Chtistnuia Carol I
The reindeer pranced upon the snow.
The air waa oold and chill.
The atais were shining high and low.
lheinoon las a hit tiio toll. ,
When suddenly Uon the car
Thore camo the sound of bell.
What glorious tidings do I hoar?
What Joyoua luuaio swells?
Ti Santa Claua, dear Panta Claua
How doth tha welkin ring,
The very stars In silence pause
Tu hear the people sing.
For Panta Claua has come tonight
To make our hejirta rejoice,
Po let u sing with sheer delight
And ralM a inorry voire.
Now blessed be our Panta Claua,
The Jolly Chrlstmaa king.
We're all devoted to hi cause,
Huch presents doth be bring.
So lit tier children "round about
Oh. list to my advice.
Go greet your Panta with a shout,
Methlnks It would be nice.
For he Is Just the kindest king
That ever came your way.
So let us all hi rale sing.
For this Is Christina day.
Tor tlos Is ChriMinaa dov,
Fur Ih i ' I'hriMiiaa day,
Po le. Sinta ral-es tng.
For trim la Christina day."
Yee, Ih! might be the modern caret
DecK-mber twenty-fifth, the feast of
Pant a Ciaxta.
And the tnutlo, not ae much, "Prare a
carta. Good wit to men- a "What did
Kanla Clans bring your
Aa for the AJvuul hyena we cad, "Do
your Christmas allotting early."
The spirit of CluUunj Is the iUrlt of
Tenor Iwitailve And Puddenly There
Wat With the Angel
Quartet it .naiei-Uiory to Ood In the
Quartet. Mrs. Waltfr Dale, soprano;
Mrs. Verne Miller, contralto; Oeorga
Johnston, tenor and director; Addison
Mound, baa; Mr. Howard Kennedy, or
(anlat. MORNINO MCPIC. 10 .10.
Organ Postlude Pymphony (Messiah)
Quartet Ping, 4) Heavens Prntheroe
Organ Prayer and Cradle Pong. .Oullmant
Duet The Angel of Light. Whitney Combs
Mra. Millar, Mr. Johnston.
Quartet And There Were Hhepherds
Organ Hallelujah Chorua from Mes-
First (;ermia Presbyterian.
Christmas program to be rendered at
the First German Presbyterian church.
Twentieth and Spruce streets. Sabbath
evening at '7:30 o'clock. The program will
be rendered In two tableaux.
First. "The Stable of Hethlehem."
"Praia Uud froin1 Whom all Blessings
Invocation and Luke 2:1-7.
Hong by rotiKrenation.
Advent, Ruben iUhn, Marie Ilennlnger.
"Ptllle Naeht," Hertha Hellner, Gertrude
Luke 2:K. 9, paator.
Luke 2:10-12, Luella Hahn.
Luke 2:14. Habbath school.
Pong, "DIh Kinderleln homttift"
LukH 2:15, "Tho Hhepherds Come,"
Fred Chrlstensen, Paul Flotow.
Hong, ", lu Frohllche."
"The Wise Men Come," Krnest Blhler,
C'barle Weymucller, Amandus Hchwarx.
Answer by Alvlna Letsner.
Pong, "Von Oruenland a Klsgestade."
Arriving of different nationalities, (a)
Martha Chiistensen, "SVhy Do Christmas
Hell Ring;" (b) May Hahn, "Home
Christmas Advice:" (c) Hertha Chrlsten
aen, "Hix Ktara;'1 (di Raymond Hahn,
Declamation; (e) duet, Hertha Sellner,
Pong by congregation.
Second tableaux, "Kock of Ages."
The Christmas services at Trinity cathe
dral begin on Bunday morning at 9:46
when the Sunday school convenes for a
carol service. The achool will be led by
the boy choir with organ accompaniment.
Dean Tuncock will read tha service.
On Sunday evening (Christmas Eve) the
choral service will be aung by Dean Tan
cock and the full choir of tha cathedral.
The boy choir will lead In thla service
and will sing Christmas carols with tmS
assistance of the adult choir. Tha dean
On Christmas day tha service are as
follows: Karly celebration at 6:J0, (No
music.) Second celebration at ft. (No
muslo.) Morning prayer and third cele
bration at 10:30. The. musical part of
thla service Is as follows:
Organ prelude, (The Messiah) Handel
The Professional, "Oh, Coma all Ye
The Venlte Croft
Gloria Tlbl . Croft
The Tc-Deum (Festival) Huck
The Jubilate (Festival) Huck
Anthem, "It Came Upon the Midnight
Hymn (Congregational) "Hlng, O Sing"
The Offertory, "Oh, Zlon That Brings
Good Tidings" Plainer
The Kecessionul, "Angels From the
Thla service la followed by tha Stalner
Communion service In F.
The cathedral choir of fifty voices -
Christmas to the Musicians
Love. If It were not for that, the
would be no permanent Chrlat'rnas.
It Is not only the spirit of giving, for
often the gifts one receives lire the gifts
which would have been sent to someone
else. As a writer in Harper's Magaxlne
saya: "Forgive us our Christmas, as we
forgive those that Chrlstmaa against us."
(This revised version waa published In
the Chrlstmaa "Lite").
There la the danger of overlooking the
true thought about Christmas, just a
there la about other feasts. Aa a friend
said the other night, when we were dis
cussing this subject, "we have no holi
days any more, they are all holidays."
Our Christmas Day la a day of feasting,
ot filling the inner man with dainties, of
receiving presents, (for we far oftener
hear the remark, "What did you get?"
than the remark "Whnt did you give?"
Notice this, tomorrow, just aee how many
times you will be asked what you "got,"
compared to the number of times you
are asked what you "gave." The Christ
mas Day theater la always crowded: the
Chrlstmaa Day party la always on hand.
And yet ChrlstmaJ Day waa once a holy
day, and the festlvitlea began the next
day, BL Stephen's Day, or Boxing Day
and lu '"ye olden time" laated for twelve
days, till Twelfth Night.
Bo It la with Thanksgiving. Who ever
thlnka of Thanksgiving as anything but a
Foot-ball festival and a great Dinner?
Turkey Is the sacrifice ot the day; and
the football is Its sphere.
Fourth of July Is a national day.though
not a holy day, and yet It celebrates the
holloHt thing one can think of in relation
to ' man Liberty, and Independence ot
Mind and Body and Estate. We celebrate
it with baseball games and picnics and
fireworks and explosions, and accidents
KaMer Monday we do not notice at all,
and ICastcr Sunday Is the millinery show
at the church parade, and the annual
visitation to the church of tbosa who do
not go at other times, that Is, ot course
providing the day Is fine, and the clothes
came on Saturday night.
The Chrlstmaa thought la much, In dan
ger of being overlooked In the modern
craxe for expensive and extravagant giv
ing of presents, which one aa a rule,
really cannot afford, and Kdmund Ham
ilton Sears, who was a Unitarian minister
In Massachusetts some plxty or seventy
years ago, suggested by the true Chrlst
maa Idea In one of his several beautiful
Chrltmas hymns when he wote of angels
who sang the flint tidings to the shrpards
In the Judaean fields:
"Still through the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled.
And slill their heavenly mualc floats
O'er the weary world:
Above Its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing,.
And ever o'er Its Babel souuda
The blessed angels sing.
"Rut with the woes of etn and atrtfe
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel-straln have rolled
Two thousand year of wrong:
And man. at war with man. hears not
The love eng which they 'bring:
O hush the noise, ye men ot strife.
And hear the angels atng."
The harmony which la ta Immortal
souls, as Bnakespeare says, we cannot
har. because "this muddy vesture of
decay doth grossly close It in," and If
we would get rtd of eutne of that muddy
vesture that war and atrtfe clothing In
which out thought are clad we mlgM
hear the music la our own souls and
thus catch an echo at lean of the lore
song of tha angcU.
la Handera oratorio "Israel In TCgrpt
there la a duct whlUi is entitled "The
S'olnlsts, Mrs. Ptanley, soprano; Mlaa
HlgKlpa, contralto; Mr, Olson, tenor; Mr.
Pen Mamey, organist and choirmaster.
Christmas day at 10 a. m..
Organ Processional Mlsa Rachel Hager
Hmn Joy of the World fl"7 Hymnal)
Anthem Wonderful Hong the Angels
Morning Lesson "Christmas Morning."
paa-e 7V. The Psalter.
Prayer Rev. T. W. Miller. .
Choral Response 1 peter, 1-12.
Anthem Break Forth Into Joy. ..Wilson
Offertory Response Matthew B:lo. '
Miss May Hurkamp, violin obllgato,
Mlaa trace IJedy.
Address "The Christmas Guest," Rev.
W. W. Whitman.
Anthem Shout the Glad Tidings. .Adams
I nlted Itrethren.
Harford Memorial Vnited Brethren
church, M. O. McLaughlin, pastor, corner
Nineteenth and i-otnrop streets Morning
10 :; program by the Hunday school.
Evening, 7;); program by the chorus.
Cantata, "Redeemer and King," by
Carrie H. Adams.
Thy Light Is ComeChorus
Duet The Lord Phall Comfort Zlon..
Mrs. Bess K. Mouer and Miss Kdith
Soprano Polo How Reautlful Upon tha
Miss Krna Nodgard.
The Song of the Angel''
L. lies' Quartet. Miss Edith Ivease.
Miss Krna Norgard, Mrs. F. L.
Mouer and Miss Florence Fehr.
Contralto Solo And There Were Hhep
Mrs. F. L. Mouer.
Contralto Holo o Thou Who by a
Star Didst Guide
Chorus O Ping Ye Heavens
noio oeea ye me i,ora
. A. W. Hohren.
O Come All Ye Faithful"
Men's chorus, A. W. Hohren, F. L.
Mouer, T. Dlvelbilxs, Dr. Mitchell,
Jesse Mapes and W. P. Winter.
Chorus Hail Kudeemer and King
Solo Selected i
Mrs. Kffle Mapes.
SUNDAY, 10.30 A. M.
Organ Trelude Venete Adoremus...WeIy
It Cams Upon the Midnight Clear
. . By Sunday school. -Reading
Violin Solo Meditation Maaslnet
Mlsa Ruth McBrlde,
Reading Dr. Newton Mann
Vocal Holo While Hhepherds Watched
Their Flocks by Night Kdw MaHro
Dr. Newton Mann.
O, Life of Love Parah J. Lincoln
By Sunday school.
Vocal Solo He Shall Feed His Bheep
Offertory Hark, the Herald Angels
Hymn Calm on the Listening Kar of
NlKht ,..L. DevereUx
Lord la a Man of War; The Lord la His
The Man-of-War, the Battleship, the
ureaanougnt. the Supordreadnought, this
Is aurely the name of the god so often
and ao seriously worshipped today. But
that Is the clashing, roaring god who
shuts out the song of the angels and who
has boon largely responsible for th. nnn
years of wrong which have been rolling
iuer ine angei-straln.
How far better to see with Ttn..i..
aa he looks into the very akles and
prooes tneir immensities:
I looked to these very skies, .
And probing their immensities,
I found Ood there. His visible power;
Or the OOwer an .Hu.l 1 .i
That His love, there, too, was the nobler
For the loving worm within Its clod
Were diviner than a loveless god
Amid his worlds.
And It la the God of Love, and the
Spirit ot Love and the Song of Love that
fills the Chrlstmaa time and makea It
year after year more and more dear to
the hearts of men. although at times its
teal significance seems to be lost sight of.
Awhys fcWh'llfe'g crushing load.
Wh." n r,rm' r bnlmtf low.
Who toll along the climbing way
th painful steps and slow.
Look now. for glad and golden houra
Come swiftly on the wing;
1 rost beside the weary road.
And hear tha angela sing.
A very happy ChriBtmas to all. Is the
wish of the writer of this column. He
wishes you abundant health, enough
wealth, a happy heart, nn untroubled
mind, a few kind enemies (Just to keep
you up to your boat) and two ne .i
friends, THOMAS T . k-t.?t.t v
There are fo many former Oberlln stu
dents in Omaha . and Oberlln occupies
nenrts of these people, that it Is with
much Joy that the announcement 1
hereby made of the concert to be given
hy the Oberlln Glee club on January 4,
r olio wing Is the program: .
Pong of the Vlklnga Eaton Fanlng
A Summer Lullaby 8. Archer Gibson
llano solo Valse Op. 42 Chopin
Quartet-Four Jolly Sallormen
Messrs. Wilson, Conrad, Beuch
, . , .and Harvey.
(a.) Spinning Hong A Selffert
(b.) Forsaken Koschat
The UhiiarU tt. f: Charles W. Cadinan
Klnder-Pymphonle ...Bernhard Romberg
laiAllegro Maestoso, (b) Menuetto,
tc) Adagio, id) Allegretto, (e)
Rendered bf the Royal Gypsle orches
tra, un ier the direction of parens Hue
Agrcup of songs.
Madame Gervllle-Reache, the great con.
tralto, who is to give a recital in Omaha
January , under the management of
Mi.sa Blanche Horenaon, la one of the few
great opera stars who can given a sat
iofactory recital and muslo lover are
anticipating one of the greatest treats
of tha soaaon. The Winnipeg Toplos say
of her recital there: "A lovelier voice or
a more artlntko alnger could not be
conceived. Si. a la essentially a dramatle
lnger, who cannot help putting her whole
soul into everything ahe aUiga, with tho
result that every number was given a
dramatic and artlstio rendering, which
completely brought out ita meaning. Her
paaaion U ele.irtt'j Ing and her tender
nea bewitching. When she fikea her
glorious voice rings out wltli paaaftboate
padinrs or aing down Into lewder sor
row. .'-tie ptw si thai hu U b in
dispensable to every gn at ilans-a won
derful voice with an rU.-tlc temperament
h; uul to any dema-tux. Her Dieno-rocs
1 evprvlaJly lovely, and her pb-rwiag kt
fret. So alao waa her enaoc xJmi: trirv
word could be hevrd distinct!;)-. Those who
did not hear this great nnTj mi sited on?
ui tha rvteat treats uf Iht ii.ej."
Postlude Tha Star of Bethlehem.. Dubois
Cavalry. Thirty-fourth and Seward
Sunday Bible school at 3:33 p. m., W. H.
Grand View Pun'lav School, Fourth and
dar, R. B. KLrod, Superintendent
Christmas program pn Sunday afternoon
at S o'clock.
Grace. Tenth and Arbor, Rev. B. F.
Fellman. Pastor Morning subject, "The
Christmas Spirit."; evening subject, "A
First, Twenty-ninth Avenue and Har
ney, Rev. John Matthews, Hastor
Preaching at 10:ao by Rev. D. 13. Jenkins:
Sunday school al noon; In the evening
me nunuay school has Its Christmas en
rtainment. commencing at 7:15; prayer t . ilir"' J-??'Ja'!d Cemr; "i0'
eetlng Wednesday evening. i ociJck.i:1.0'1
f,,., ..,,. . . m-. f-rsni Meyer, superintendent. Preaeh-
Calvary, Twenty-fifth and Hamilton,
Rev. E. R. Curry-, Pastor Services at
10.30 a. m. and 7:80 p. m. Morning sub
ject, "The Wondrous Birth In Modern
Retrospect"; evening, topic, "If Jesus
Had Not Come?" Bible achool at noon,
young people's service at 6:30 p. m
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock mid-Week
Immatliiel, Twenty-fourth nnd PInkney,
Rev. J. 8. Eberole, Pastor Bible school
at 9:45 a. m. At 11 a. m. tho pastor will
preach on "What If Christ Had Not
Come?" Hpeclal muBlc by choir. Young
people's meeting at ) p. m. led by T.
J. Beard. At 7:) p. m.. under direction
of Harold 11. Thorn. The large chorus
win renner the sacred enntnta. The
First Christmas." by Ira Bishop Wilson.
First, Twenty-sixth and Harney, J. M.
Kersey, Pastor Preaching at 10:30 a. m.
to 7:30 p. m. Bible achool at noon. Young
People's meeting at 6:30 p. m.
North Side, Twenty-second and Lothrop
Streeta, If. J. Klrechsteln, Minister Bible
school, :30 a. m. Morning worship, 10:30.
Tho Christmas cantata, "Holy Might,"
will be presented by the choir. Monday
evening at 7:30 the Sunday school pro
gram will be presented.
First, St. Msry's and Twenty-fourth
nunuay scnool at :ej a. m. Sunday ser
vices at H a. m. and p. m. Subject of
icsaun sermon, " wnitst Jesus."
First, Nineteenth and Davenport. Fred
erlck T. Rouse, Pastor Morning worship
at 10:30, subject. "The ChrlBt Uhat is to
Be." Evening worship at 7:45. Christmas
song and Young people a Christian Ln-
ueavor at :lo.
Saratoga, Twenty-fifth and Ames, Rev.
O. M. Humphreys, Pastor Sunday
school, 10 a. m. ; preaching, 11. IS a. in.;
aubject, "The Purpose of the Flmt Ad
vent;" in the evening at 7:at the Sunuay
school will give a Christmas concert pro
gram. Prayer meetuig Thursday evening.
Plymouth, Twentieth and Spencer, Dr.
D. . Jenkins, Pastor Morning service.
10:30. Sunday school at noon. No evening
service. Christmas Sunday school enter
tainment Saturday evening at 7:45. Ser
vices will to conducted by Rev. D. E.
Jenkins, of the Presbyterian serlnary until
a pastor is secured.
St. Mary's Avenue, James Alexander
Jenkins, L. D., Minister Morning wor
ship at 10:30; Christmas muslo and ser
mon; topic of sermon, "The Manger and
the Mood;" at 4 p. m. a festival of
Christmas mimic will be held, when the
Chrtutma cantata, "The First Christ
mas," will be rendered by the double
Quartet, assisted by harpist.
All Saints',. Twenty-sixth and Dewev,
T. J. Macaay, Rector Services Punday
as usual, 7:3u and li a. m. Christmas
day services, Monday, 7:30 a. ni. and
10:30 a. in.
St. Paul's, ' Thirty-second and Califor
nia, Rev. Wj H. Bayiey, Rector Services
tor Sunday next: Sunday achool, lo a.
m. Choral eucharist, 11 a. m. Services
lor cmistmaa day: Choral eucharist.
St. Matthias, Tenth and Worthlngton.
ilev. James Noble, Rector Choral even
song and an address by the rector tor
the Sunday school at 4 o'clock on Christ
mas eve, with the distribution of gifts.
On Chrlstmaa day, choral eucharist with
sermon at 10 o'clock.
St. John's, Twenty-sixth and 'Franklin,
'Rev. W. H. Bayiey, Rector Sunday
school, 9:45 a. m. Choral eucharist, 11
a. m. Services for Christmas day:
Choral celebration of the holy eucharist
al 12. midnight, of Chrlstmaa eve. Choral
eucharist, lu a. in.
Church of the Good Shepherd, Twen
tieth aud Ohio, Rev. X. J. Collar, Rector
iuday, December 24, Holy Couunuaion,
a. nu Sunday achool, :a a. iu. Morn
ing prayer and sermou, U a. m. Christ
ma festival and tree for the Sunday
school, 7 P. m. Chrlstmaa day. Holy com
munion, 7:30 and 10:30 a. in. Sermon and
Christmas muslo at the later service,
Kountse Memorial, Farnam and
Twenty-sixth, Rev. Oliver D. Baltxley,
Pastor Early Christmas service Monday
morning at 7, muslo and Christmas ser
mon. Services Sunday: Morning wor
ship and sermon at 11, subject, "The
Message of the Virgin Mary to the
Protestant Church." At 7:30 p. m. the
Sunday school will give an attractive and
appropriate Christmas service. Hunday
achool at 10; Luther league at 6:30.
St. Mark'a English, Twentieth and
Burdette, L. Groh, pastor Services Pun
day and Christmas. On Sunday: H a.
m , "God, ln Christ, Comes to Bless and
Cheer." Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Young People'a Christian Endeavor, :15
p. m. 7:30 V. in., cantata, "Holy Night."
by John Wyatt Brewer. The oholr and
chorus will sing it. Come and enjoy a
treat. On Christmas day, Monday, De
cember 25.-7:30 p. m., St Mark'a Sunday
school will have a program, around the
Chrlstmaa tree. Gifts tor the children.
St. Matthew'g English, Nineteenth and
Castellar, Rev. G. W. Snyder, Pastor
Punday, December 34: 10:46 a, ni., Christ
mas sermon, subject, "The Great Joy."
12 in., Sunday school, aubject, "A Savior
Born." 7 p. m., Chrlstmaa Bible reading
and song Bervice. 7:30 p. m cantata by
Sunday school and choir, subject, "The
Angel's Chorus." Offering to the "Board
of Education." Thursday, December 2S:
7:30 p. in., Christmas tree, Christmas
songs and recitations, and Mr. and Mr.
Panta Claua. The Ladies' Pastor's Aid
society meets Friday afternoon at the
residence of Mra Lena Johnson, '.'218
South Eighteenth street.
St. Paul's, Twenty-eighth and Parker,
WE wish to thank our many
friends and customers
for their liberal patronage :
during the year just closing I
and wish you one and all
A Very Merry Christmas
and a Happy and Presperans New Year
Store Closed All Day Monday
Rev, F.. T. Otto pastor Services at it
o'clock; theme, "The Christmas Grace ot
God Teaching Us a Godlv Ufe." Chil
dren'a program In German and ICnplls!
Sunday evening at 7:30. Christmas acr
mon on Monday at 10 a. m. and at 7.45
p. m. la English. Appropriate music.
Dtetx Memorial. Tenth and Tierce. Rev.
J. Franklin Haas, Pastor Christmas ser
mon at 10:30 a. m., Hunitvy scnool at noon,
Lpworlh League at :30 p. m.. ovenlng
service at 7:30 p. m. Chrlstmaa entertain
ment on Tuesday evening.
Oak Street, Twentieth and Oak. Rev.
T. C. Webster, Pastor Preaching by the
pastor Hundsy evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Bible school at 1 p. m., with ciojwes for
nil. Come and get the habit. Midweek
meeting Thursday evening at 7:4 o'clock.
Ing at 11 a. m. by Bishop John L. Nuel-
en. Christmas program of the Sunday
school Ciirlatmas night at 7 o'clock;
Christmas services will be held Monday
morning at 11 o'clock.
Hanscom Park, Twenty-ninth and Wool
worth. Rev. K. B. Crawford, Pastor
Morning service. 10:30; sermon, "The Mes
sage of Christmas;" evening service, 7:45,
sermon, "The Immortal Gift;" there will
be special Christmas muslo at both serv
ices. Trinity, Twenty-first and Blnney, Rev.
O. W. Abbott, Pastor Preaching In the
morning by the pastor, subject, "What la
Jesus?" Special Christmas mUHlc has
been prepared for this service. Mlas
Mlnno Nelson will aing. In the evening
the Sabbath achool will give a concert.
First Swedish, Corner Nineteenth and
Rurt Streets, Gustav Erlckson, .-astor
Sunday school, 10 a. m. Preaching serv
ice, H a. m. No evening service. Christ
inas day at 5:30 a. m., early Christmas
service (Julotta) will be held In tho good
old Swedish custom. At 7:30 p. m. the
Sunday school will render a beautiful
Christmas program. Admission free.
Pearl Memorial, Twenty-fourth and
Larlmore Avenue, Carl G. Bader. Pastor
Morning worship. 10:30: Christmas ser
mon and special music; Sunday school at
noon; Junior league at 3:30 p. m.; Bp
worth league, :15 p. m., "The Chrlstmaa
Message in Scripture and Bong;" even
ing service, 7:30, sacred cantata, "The
Nazarene," by chorus choir.
Norwegian and Danish, Twenty-fifth
and Decatur, Rev. R. P. Petersen, Pastor
Services at li a. m. and Christmas
evening service from t:30 to 8 o'clock,
f i reaching by the paator and special sing-,
ng by the choir; Christmas day at 10:30
o'clock, Chrlstmaa sermon by the pastor
and songs by the choir. Tuesday evening,
D A'nlnl, VtA ClInH.V BnllflAl will lnri,H
a Christmas program.
Walnut Hill, Forty-first and Charles,
Rev. William Boyers. Pastor At 10:30 a.
m. the pastor will preach a Christmas)
sermon. Sunday school at noon, George
J. Lindley, superintendent. Epworth
League at 6:30 p. m. At 7:30 p. m. tha
choir, under the leadership of Director
Hugh T. Fellers, will render the Christ
mas cantata, "The First Christmas," by
Ira Bishop Wilson. Monday evening tho
Sunday school will give a Chrlstmaa pro
gram and treat all scholars.
McCabe, Fortieth and Farnam, Rev.
John Grant Shlck, Pastor The Sunday
school session, beginning at 10 a. m.;
will be shortened somewhat and will bo
merged with the preaching service; short
Christmas talks will be given by the su
perintendent and the pastor and a treat
will be given to all the children present.
Adults are Invited and expected to at
tend the Sunday school service and should
be present not later than 10:45, If unable
In allcml t . a QiinHow .itinrkl BAHllnn All
pensons attending are requested to brlns
a donation of some klr.d to be given to
a worthy old couple 1n need, groceries
specially acceptable. No services at night.
Park Forest chapel, Twelfth and Do-
minion Streets. Christmas exercises,
Tuesday "evening at 7:30.
Central, Twenty-fourth and Dodge,
Hugh B. Speer, Pastor Morning worship
at 10:30; Sabbath shool at noon; young
people's meeting at 6:30; evening worship
at 7.30. ..
First German, Twentieth and Spruce.,
Julius F. Schwarz, Pastor. German
Christmas service, 10:30 a. in. . Cbrtatma
entertainment, 7:30 p, m. Sabbath achool,
:30 a. m.
North, Nineteenth and Ohio, M. V. Hig
bee, D. D. Paator Mornlug worship wlta
sermon at 10.30, Sabbata achool at 13 ro.
Y. P. 8. C. hi. at :3u. Christmas excr
etes by Sabbath school at 7:30. Wednes
day evening meeting at i;.
Falrvlew, Pratt and Forty-first, Charlea
IL Flaming. Pastor. Bible school and
church service united in a Chrlstmaa ser
vice In the afternoon. In the evening the
usual service of song, xueaaay evening
the usual mid-week service at 8.
First, Seventh and Dodge., Kev. Edwin
Hart Jenks, D. D., pastor. Publlo wor-
snlp lOiaW a. m. with sermon by paator.
H, van lug worsmp at :. epeoiai pro-
,r.i,i . :hrtMtmtLM munio. (J. .a:, inaetimf
ut il p. nfc bunuay scnool at u.
Third, TwentUtn and Leavenworth., F.
P. Hamaay. Paator. Hunday. 11:10. Hun
day sghooi and pastor's aaait class, iu.ib.
worship wjth sermon, "JNW i.Jl. 7. so,
worship with sermon, "The Christina
Message." Wednesday, 1:00 p. in., prayer,
Church of the Covenant. Twenty-aev-
enth and Pratt., Charlea T, Fleming,
Pator. Morning Worship at 10:46. k)uu
Joot, "The Keynote ot Christina." Bible
seliool at 13. Kndeavor at 4. Evening
worship at Ti3u when the Bible school
will give a Christmas service. Atld-weea:
service Weduesday evening at 7; JO,
Westminster. Twenty-ninth and Mason.
Rev, Thus. 1L McConnell, Paator. U;1M
a. m., service of worship with sermon on
"The Message ot The Angel's Bong,"
13:00, boon, Habbath achool and bible
classes. 8:30 p. in., Westminster chapel,
Hunday achool, t:O0 p. m., holy commun
ion with reception of ttieinbers and
baotlsm of Infant. 7:0u n, m.. Westmin
ster Young People' aoolety meeting.
Castellar Street. Sixteenth and Castel
lar. Ralph IL. Houseman. Minister 11
o'clock, church and Sunday achool i nltu
In Christmas missionary service, in which
the children and special music will be
attraction features. No noon bible school.
bermon theme, The Coining of the De
sire of Nations." Monday evening, 7:30,
entertainment and treat for the Sunday
school and Its friends. Thursday after
noon at 2:30 the woman's missionary so
ciety meets with Mrs. Corliss Hopper,
28J8 South Twenty-fourth street.
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