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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Soturdoy, April 7, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ELIGION Jewish volunteers spying on missions New York Times Service TEL AVIV Government leaders in Jerusalem are con- sidering measures to curb ag- gressive Christian missionaries, particularly since the appear- ance of the "Jeus for Jesus" movement in Israel. The minister of religious af-1 here against evangelism start- ROY WOOD Naramata program explained Good news from a "United j Church residential education "entre in interior British Col- unbia Trill be presented in next 'Friday eve- ling. A six-member troupe head- ed by staff associate Roy Wood (dll provide details about Nara- nata programs at a p.m. neeting in McKillop United Church. Using songs, skits and a talk- show format, the Naramata ;eani will outline winter, spring summer programs. During he past year, more than lersons visited the centre, lo- cated on 18 acres of orchard >roperty on the east shore of Dkanagan Lake. Naramata conducts ecumeni- cal and community oriented xrograms for persons of all iges. Anglicans, Lutherans, Ca- kholics and Unitarians have all nade use of the facilities in addition to United Church mem- fairs, Zerah Wahrhaftig, is re- ported to have given the cabi- net information about evange- lical activities, compiled by or- thodox Jewish volunteers who have infiltrated missions posing as prospective converts. Dr. Wahrhaftig has advocat- ed prohibition of proselytization by but the cabinet is not believed likely to approve such a sweeping measure. However, cabinet ministers are seriously considering a measure that would make it inducements to converts. Money offer Wahrhaftig is said to have supplied Premier Golda Meir with evidence that missionaries offered money and housing to prospective converts, and have helped immigrants from the So- viet Union who were disen- chanted with Israel to emi- grate to Canada. I Major churches in Jerusalem have denounced such tactics. Wahrhaftig, in a memoran- dum to Mrs. Meir. has also called for steps to deny mem- j bers of "Jews for Jesus" ar- j riving in the country the pri- vileges of Jewish immigrants. Outrage Many Israelis were outraged by the case of a daughter of a Christian missionary who was converted to Judaism in Bos- ton, invoked the constitutional right of a Jew to immigrate to Israel and promptly began evangelizing as a "Jews for Jesus." The "Jews for Jesus" move- ment was founded in San Fran- cisco by Mpishe Rosen, who had been ordained as a Baptist minister in 1957. Most of the members of the group, which its founder has called the "radical wing" of the Hebrew Christian movement, are young persons who con- ceive of the Christian church as supporting two segments. Jew- ish and Gentile, the Jewish part accepting Jesus as the Messiah, but keeping Jewish law never- theless. The new ed recently with the formation of the public committee to coun- ter missionary activities. Consisting of some 10 fairly prominent figures, it was ini- tiated by a pharmacist, former- ly of London, who disclosed the existence of a "Jews for Jesus" group in Jerusalem six months ago. He had been enlisted by friends in London worried about then- children, who had sudden- ly begun writing letters about finding "complete redemption" and "eternal peace." The pharmacist subsequently encountered 120 young men and women, mostly Jews taking part in a Christian prayer in the Garden Tomb in East Jeru- salem. The public committee sent se- cret agents into Christian mis- sions to gather intelligence. Shaul Schiff, a newspaper re- porter in charge of the opera- tion, said that volunteers in- volved in it included Orthodox Jews who had gone through baptism and other rituals as cover. Dossiers He said they were compiling j dossiers, including names and addresses o f missionaries, methods of operation, financial i sources and information about relationships between sects. Private detective agencies, Schiff said, were employed, and churches opposing aggres- sive proselytization were help- ful wave of agitation BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH (North American Baptist General Conference) 329 19 Street North Pastor: MANFRED TAUBENSEE Phone 328-2045 School (German and English Classes) Worship Sen-ice Service "We preach Christ the power and Wisdom of Gcd" Oblate chief conducts city mission Mormon conference choir The Salt Lake Mormon. Tabernacle Choir, currently preparing for a concert tour of Europe this summer, will be featured in a world conference television program this weekend. The broadcast can be seen at a.m. Sunday on CJOC-TV, Lethbridge. Mormon world conference has international flavor Temple Scroll rules 'harsh' JERUSALEM (AP) One of the Dead Sea Scrolls just deci- phered in Israel contains a new, hitherto unknown version of God's commands to Moses and CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Ave. end 13th St. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Royeroft Bible Class and Sunday School Service Service Plans for three Lenten mis- sions at Lethbridge Roman Catholic churches an- nounced here thss week. Father Jack Hennessy, pro- vincial superior of the Oblate Fathers, has commenced a mission at St. Basil's Church. His speaking schedule includes the mass this even- ing all services Sunday, and the p.m. mass next Wednesday and Friday. At St. Patrick's Church, Fath- er Hennessy will address morn- ing, noon and evening mass next Monday and Thursday. A three-day mission in the Hungarian language is sched- uled for St. Basil's Church, April 8-10. Sendees will be conducted at 7 p.m. each even- ing, followed by mass. Father Jce Molnar. an Hungarian par- ish priest from Calgary, will speak at these meetings. He will also address a 9 a.m. mass en Monday and Tuesday morning. Father Ivan Plazar is sched- uled to address Yugoslavian services at Assump- tion Catholic Church, April 10- 12. He will conduct mass at p.m. on those days. More than ever before, the 143rd annual world conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be an in- ternational gathering this week- end. Among members represent- ing Southern A'berta at confer- ence sessions in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be four area stake presidents and their counsel- lors. Presidents planning to attend are Bryce Stringham. Leth- bridge Stake: Ken Anderson. Taber Stake; Fay Walker. Tay- Hospital chaplains to meet in Edmonton More than 300 delegates from across Alberta are expected to attend the fourth annual Hos- pital Pastoral Care Association convention to be held at Pro- vidence Centre, Edmonton, April 10 and 11. Representatives from South- ern Alberta will include two Lethbridge Municipal Hospital chaplains. They are Rev. Wal- ter Schoepp, pastor at Inunan- uel Lutheran Church, snd Rev. Lawrence Hankinson. pastor at St. Andrew's Presbyteri a n Church. Keynote speaker is Dr. Wil- liam Hulme. professor cf pas- toral care, Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul. JDnn. Dr. Hulme will discuss pastoral counselling methods for people with pronounced neurotic or so- ciopathic tendencies. Father William Irwin of Fort Saskatchewan, the conference chair-mail, itports delegates will include clergy of several den- ominations, hospital administra- tors and 'other para-medical personnel. An ecumenical worship ser- vice lias been planned as part of the conference. Rabbi Louis Ginsberg of Cal- gary will read passages from the Old Testament book of Job dealing with pain and suffering. A sermon on the same subjec; will follow, given by Rev. Ger- ald Burch, Anglican Bishop of Edmonton. lor Stake at Raymond; and Dr. Fred Spackman, Alberta Stake at Cardston. The annual report scheduled for delivery at the conference is expected shufv a world Mormon membership of ap- proximately 3.25 million per- sons, an increase of some 000 during 1972. NEW STAKES Of the 30 nsw stakes, geo- graphic territories of denomin- ational administration, created during the past year, nine were outside the United States. They include four new stakes in South America, two in Mexi- co, and one each in Japan, Ger- many and Tahiti. Presiding over their first an- nual general conference will be the new First Presidency who were named last July 7, and later sustained in solemn as- sembly at the semi-annual con- ference last October. The new leadership comprises President Harold Lee and his counsellors. Eldon Tanner and Marion Rom- ney. Ever try Saturday at church? A number of Lethbridge res- idents will perform thsir regu- lar Saturday morning chores st some other time next weekend and will go to church instead. Every six weeks, a special visitor's day is designated by members of Lethbridge Seventh-day Adventist Church. While worship services are al- ways open to the public, the Adventists plan regular oppor- tunities for informing interest- ed persons about then' faith. CONFUSED "Often we are confused with other reghious said Pastor Arthur Hands, minister of the Lethbridge Adventist Church. "Visitor's day gives people an opportunity to come and find out mere about our beliefs a time when other visitors will also attend." Questions about worship on a Saturday are frequently asked by inquirers, Mr. Hands said. He explained the denomination follows the Biblical seventh day sabbath as presented in the Ten Commandments. know from scripture that it was also Jesus' Mr. Hands added. ;PROPHECY j The minister explained Ad- ventists are looking forward to the second coming of Christ, an event they believe may happen soon. This belief is based on j Biblical prophecy, Mr. Hands said. I The 11 a.m. service next j Saturday will feature a youth I choir from Canadian Union i College, Lacombe. The church address is 2606 16th Ave. S. Lethbridge Adventists operate a community service centre, providing clothing, bedding, food and other items to needy families. The church also con- ducts stop-smoking clinics for the public. is far more puritanical than Biblical injunctions, arch- eologist Yigal Yadin reports. It also offers insights into what formed the basis of Chris- tianity, which was just starting when the scroll was written, Yadin adds. The "Temple Scroll" Is the 30 all the parchments and leathers found near Zumran 'on the west- ern shore of the Dead Sea, low- est spot on earth. Yadin, speaking at Hebrew University this week, said he bought the scroll from an Arab antiquities dealer in Bethlehem during the 1967 war for nearly The Bible says God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, plus 603 other rules, that in- cluded what animals and fish to eat and how far one can walk to attend prayers. The scroll ver- sion of the Ten Commandments did not differ from that of the Bible. But many other of God's dictates were much harsher, Yadin said. He did not elabo- rate. He reported these other as- pects of the scroll: is written in the first per- son, as if God were speaking, rather than the third person of the Old Testament. contains laws never men- tioned in the Bible, such as one that Jews must choose a king and build a temple. gives an intricate ex- planation of how the Jewish temple in Jerusalem should be built, and what kind of city Je- rusalem should be. Yadin says he believes the Zumran sect wrote the laws in Hebrew about two centuries be- fore Christ- They were copied onto the Temple Scroll during Christ's time. Novel cure for insomnia LONDON (Reuter) An English clergyman has come up with a novel cure for insomnia: he recites his own sermons as he lies in bed. Cannon Peter Collins dis- closed in a letter to The Times that he falls asleep well before he has finished preaching the text of his most recent Sunday sermon to himself. BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th Street South Service DAY OF ATONEMENT'' W. Pickford Wednesday Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive PASTOR-REV. H. J. JOST-Phone 327-6113 a.m.-THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR A Class for every age Service "RIGHT ON KEY FOR '73'' Service "ARE YOU "A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL" SPECIAL BIBLE STUDY THURSDAYS Lethbridge Independent Baptist Church 1714 14th Ave. South p.m. For Information 328-3257 Sounder, The Emigrants win church film awards NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Church In Conodo 1402 8 AV-. N. PASTOR: V. SCHORR School Wor- ship Sen-ice 'Nursery Provided) Service EVERYONE CUKUIAL.LY WELCOME. THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 4th Avenue S. Corps MAJOPS TKElMA M. COPNFY, JOAV! W School 33.00 Worship study WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE YOU? CHURCH HOW.E By GEORGE CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK aris "What we -iant are Mms that offer insights into tbr f.hoie socictv, thai say seriously to it LUTHERAN COLLEGIATE BIBLE INSTITUTE CONCERT CHOIR from OUTLOOK, SASK. (47 Voices) Under the direction of MISS IORNA JOHNSON Professor of Music of the School Students from the in choir ore: OUon end Cheryl Berg APRIL 15th, 11 o.m. CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH St. S. APRII P.M.- LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 11th Ave. and 24th St. S. EVERYONE WELCOME NO ADMISSION CHARGE, BUT AN OfFWING Will BE RECEIVED ;