Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
28 THE lETHBRIDGt HEflAlD Sarunlny, April 8, 1971 Pew sitters don't want to hear canned sermons THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Ofiicer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. a.m Sunday School a.m.- Rimily Woi-slilp Kvemnt! Sorvicc WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME i Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29lh Slrcet So. H. f. NIKKEI., Co.ordlnolor Ph. 345 3333 School Wcrsliip Service Kmphasis Miss Knlie Pcrmcr, Missionary to Vaire. llv UKV. DAVID VOUNC tlic tupic i el urns fur comment and debute: Should clergymen use iMmicd Amiens. Most in tri? pew know a .n'cnchi-r must have vast n singlu .SCILIIXX'. Utlii'r and aids ilomisli. such as illustrations for Siimliiy School or "1.200 outlines from lliL' Sermons Masters." Needless to Ilieru is luls of inaterinl for the vtiilers. Vet I if this is the full story. Must to hear the guy down the street using yum "JiialC'rinl" or antJ effort to courses in sermon pruparnlion and delivery. New Testament Studios encourage a preacher to do Wull Street Journal piece mcnl ioiied several nurv-k-L's that helped Use weary pallor. Yet the largest had only antl ideas to produce a sermon even.' Sunday. They arc also nwarc that books of sermons ore published annually, giving he best (or so cunsidcrcd by in editor from I he skills of lie leading preachers in the nntl or even the library is empty anil here coinc.s another Sunday. An article in Hie Wall Street Journal touched on tlie topic o( canned sermons ar.cl hinted Ihnt quite a few men of the cloth were heavily dependent oa the scholarship nnd skill courses demonstrate tlic js not nuicli or a dent when you way lo ijcl il ncro-ss. This writ- i add 250.000 I'l-olcslanl minis-cr never onrc heard of a "sei- [CI5 ifxj.ooo plus Catholic nion scries" or pulpit manual! n-iests Maybe the in seminary. ICvcn sermon illustrations from compilations arc dangerous: h own work, after all. It is our guess that the faillv so charmed by a polished, memorize d sermon from another hand. They look forward to the interpretations nnd direction thai come from wr-tioiKil experience. Yet there may lie a justification for a canned sermon, if it comes from a historic leader of the faith and the; cungrugntiot: is sn nut i tied. When you rend over the sermons of John Martin Luther, John Calvin, St. Augustine and others you realize that they speak lo Ihe whole sweep of Christian history. Their language may seem quaint and awkward, huL their ideas and concepts are not yet matched by this know-it-all renlury. The Christian community is well served when a pastor acknowledges sources and draws from their vision and faith. Classic sermons make (or good reading and good listen-iiif" iiiuJ r a r c is the gathering that does not appreciate the impact and cutting age of tho saints from another age. John Ptirk Lee recently re tinned a group of Calvin's remark thai since God had everything there wasn't anything He needed from man except a response to His Love. And if you have the opportunity some day, listen to Roland Bain ton's delivery (now on record) of Martin Luther's Christmas Sermon Dr. Bainton has carefully translated all the majesty, humor and awe thai Lulher put into his preaching such is canned homilctics at its best, f apcr Enterprise Assn.) Jewish of Jesus Kr GOTIIUiE CORNELL NEW YORK (API When ft sand of casually dressed people1' overran a recent m e o i n g of the United Methodist Council on Evangelism in San Francisco, some of hem called themselves ''Jews 'or Jesus." They tarried signs accusing [he :mircli of anti-Semitism. This is the latest wrinkle In Jie Jesus movement that has spread among youths across ;he U.S., and it Involves some sensitive points both for Judaism and Christianity. In the "icw uf the yoimg participants, it is a kind of rc< emergence of olden messianic Judaism, holding firmly 3 People Jcwishnoss. but affirming (he Jew, Jesus, as the Messiah. A York pir! involved, Steffi Geiser, 21, says she had difficulty explaining her pro-Jesus position to her parents and in "trying to get them to understand 1 am not n but "more Jewish" than before. NOT LOCAL FAD The Jewish manifestations of the Jesus movement apparently have cropped up in numerous places. A recent issue of the evangelical Meekly, Christianity Today, quotes a _viburban Philadelphia rabbi as saying many Jewish y o u i li were getting into the Jesus movement because of a "vacuum of identity" in many Jewish homes. "T h e s e young people have accepted this belief with a fervor that cannot be reasoned away." he says. "We must nil share the blame." Some church leaders have made similar comments about reasons (or many Christian youths spurning the organized church, but joining in the Jesus groups outside it. Philadelphia Is reported to have a sizable number of crop up _B_ J ish Jesus people, who meet at a large house railed "Tlic Hidden Malzoli" to sing, pray, cultivate their Jewish heritage and tell of their new love of Jesus. Most major Christian denominations have shut down agencies formerly specializing in converting Jews, recognizing Christianity's own Jewish foundations in a Jewish Jesus. Jewish and other Jewish marks of the original church. Both Roman Catholicism's second Vatican council and the World Council of Churches have emphasized this relationship, and some Christum theologians maintain that if Cliris-Uunity is a validly saving f a i t li for Genliles, it rests on Ihe saving validity of Judaism. However, some non-denominational Christian groups eun-limie to evangelize amonp. Jews, including un independent organization called (he American Board of Missions to the Jews, with branches in numerous CENTRAL I iCHURCH OF CHRIST 42S llih St. 5. J. R. CHAPMAN, Ministe; Mr. D. Maisey, Organist i Family Service a.m. i (Worship service for adults iS.S Classes for Children) i Eveninp Service p.m. EVEKYDODY WELCOME LIFE The average prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment in Britain serves only 104 years of his i CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLE! 1 Pattort Rtv. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5lh Ave. and 13lh Si. S, a.m. Morning Service p.m -Evening conference returns NinpRpmni: rnnAMiiwiTV BEREAN CHR1STADELPHIANS 433 7th SI. Soulh a o[ Urcad p School p.m.-'THK PATHWAY LEADING TO EVER- LASTING LIFE." Mr. Win. Blacker A Hearty Wolcome Awaiu You Herel EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH I3lh AVI. and Mayor Mngrolh Drive Phone 327-6113 Poslor: REV. K. J. JOST a.m.-CHHISTlAiV 12DUCAT10N HOL'H SEIIVJCE "TIIIJ WOI1KS OF THE FLESH ARE'' EVKXINH SKHVICE nov. dr.-inf llaslic Special Film "TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE" A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12lh Slreel South Phonn 327-0709 PASTOS HAROID MARTIN School Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner oth Avenue ond 18th Slreet S. Mlnlilcr F. Schoepp Phone 327-4336 Ollicc. 328.6787 Rci. School and Bible Class Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC lllh Avenue and 24'h Glrcel South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON School 11 :W Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month listen to ll.a lulhcran Hour-Sunday 7-30 a.m. CFAC Calgary Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Inviles you lo listen (o '.ho Back lo God Hour every Sun- day night nt p.m. over CIIEC radio. Today Hev. Nederhood will apeak on TIIKRF, IS STH.L VICTORY lltis is a grand announcement Ihrough the resllr- recllcn of Jesus Christ it is possible to overcome the world. Invite your friends lo listrn in as well. The C'hrisliiin liclorinctl church is localed n( IB07 2nd Ave. 'A' North in Ihe cily. Services at- 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Yon arc inviied cordially. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 Slh Avenuo Soulh MiniMer, Rev. G. KEITH CHURCHIU, B.A., B.D. Musrc Direclor: MR. LLOYD G. HOPPER. l.R.S.M. a School for All ARBS a.m.--Morning Service Rnv. Hernr.rd Stcen al holh sorvices. EVERYOXE WELCOME THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rsclor; Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. As'-QCiolL' Rpv. F. R. Doyle B.A.. I.I H. Organist ond Cl'oir Dircclor Mr. Hdward Greenwood l.T.C.l. a.m. Holy Communion Holy Communion 11 :00 a.m I'olk MHRS, ('omnutinon Sen ice and IT. mns lo Folk Music [Nursery provided. 1 All department of Church School. MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday. April a.m Communion The Evangelical Clturch tn Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTOB: N. W. HEEBNER a.m. School Worship EVERYONE CORDIALLY WELCOME. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service WEDNESDAY p Study 328-2703 or .127-7M1 EVERYONE WELCOME TORONTO "Church nnd Nation" the theme of the Evangelical Fellowship of Can- j ada in Proving the j concern of evangelicals for the I spiriUial well-being of Canada, i the EFC took two major steps forward lo strengthen and im- their organizntirm. The delegates from all part.1: of Canada and representing i 2i) kinds of evangelical j thinking, from historic main- 1 line churches to hnrd core, younger evangelical denomina- tions, decided to proceed to plan for a full-lime excniUve sccretan.', voting an annual budget of They also decided to admit denominational memberships. Up until now, individuals and some inslitulional mcmber- I have been allowed j Ihe aim of ''fellowship" rather I than a highly organized group. Ur Hubert X. Thompson, ;MP, Bed Deer, All.i.. pre.sideni i ill Inc.1 meeting and re- elected prcsideiil for com- ing year. Olher members of the executive WITC also re-elected. AH meetinRy were liold in tho historic St, Andrew's Presbyte- rian Church, Ottawa. 'Bethel 'Baptist Church 716 ?3rd Strccl North N. CARLSON, PASTOR ST. MARY THE VIRGIN ISM1, RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Raberl W. B A ------------------ft---------------- FIRST AFTER EASTFR Eucharist School Eucharist Vestry Wednesday p.m. Eucharist Saturday p.m. PreparaLJon (or Parish Com- munion Worship p.m.--Evening Worship St. Andrew's j: ell orders agree to probe at ihs I Corner of Slh Ave. and IBrh Sf, N. Sunday a.m. ll'Ofj a.m. Evening p.m. KVKHYOXF: Prr MiHcnr.ini BaptiiP Church K, D. OLDFIEID, PaMor PHONE 323-61 ChpreKof the Nazorene 9lh Avo. and 16lh SI. S. -Phonn 327-3327 REV. R. G. DEA51EY, Mirmur Roi, 327-4784 SUNDAY SERVICES n.m.-Sunday Scliool Classes for All Ages Worship Guest Speaker Dr. E. Airharl. Pres, of Canadian Nazarene Collece pro.- _______ MIDWEEK AS I'SUAI, A Friendly Welcome Awodts You CITV (Router) Heads of Roman Catholic reli- gious orders opened Wednesday n year-long effort to bring their orders into line the j church's new accent, on justice and peace in tlic At a joint meeting inaugural- ing a "Year for Po.'ire llu-y agreed (o invest i- gntc whether the ordeis arc ruu in accordance (lie guirlp- lines laid down hy I ho world of hishops last year The o r d e i's have monks and a larger mimljer of nuns scattered throughout tlic world. Each order will reply to n six-point, questionnaire on its life-style and property owner- ship, the extent of consultation i within tlic orders, equal Ircat- I rncnL of all religious (those tjounrl lo a monastic life) inclurl- I ing women, freedom of thonghl and information and (heir mein- hc.i's and disciplinary proceed- inps for erring monks and nuns. 1202 3rd Avenua b. innicri: D. GOLDSMITH J. KRESTINSKI SCHOOL ENSEMBLE CHOIR from CANADIAN BIBLE COLLEGE REGINA, SASK. TO AUSTRIA JOHN AND MARY LEPP JAKE AND DIANE KRESTINSKI 1 The orders agreed lo ex n mine their material resources "and i sec whether some nf these I rjncds are not superfluous nnc whether they arc properly uswl." WANTS ACTrON In an opening -Irsiiil I her Franc i s Jvorn u arnc-i I that ,'ipprals for justici: from the Pope and the synod of hishrjjiy nfiiilit hecomo dead If-llers 1111 Ics.s we do something ''It would he tragic if wliat sfiicl in those documents ing the role of the church in Ihe promotion nf juslice was ig- t'atlicr Jvorn said. He called on the heads ol the rcli- Kiriii.s orders to lake the lead. The orders nre askcrl whether ;ihoy have trier! to rethink the "practice of religious poverty" in tli'! modern and to consider v.hcihfr they perhaps enjoy unjustified privileges or p o s i i n n s hcrfiusc nf their status. Replies are due May i when they will be examined in co-ordinalion with Pope Paul's justirc and peace commission. The orders will then crmlinur: 11 ith a :-eries nf seminars and meetings in Home and cl.ie- here. Ihe "War for Peace (iirough .lusticn" ends next DC- cember, the crrlcr.s v.ill issue a i mc-ssage lo tlic world's Roman 1 Catliolic religious on the I homes cif nrfuc.'ilion. witness and inter- nalifjn.il aclion for justice. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 Slh Avenue Soulh MINISTER-rHE REVEREND 1. D HANKINSON, B A. W. VANDERKOOY IS STRONGER THAN DEATH" HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK rORWAUD TO" Church School: All classes from mirscrj' to adull si am. Nur.scry and during church hour also. THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION Of PSESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAl CHURCHES Moderator- DR. A S. B. MOORE, Taronlo President of Conference: 'REV. P.. J. THOMSON. ColgarY Chairman of Presbylcry, REV. KEN JORDAN. Pincher Creek SOUTHMINSTER Ave. and 1 Ith St. S. MINISTERS: R. Vf. K. ELUOTI REV. A. T. KING LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE Oraonist Emcrilus; Mr. A. K. Pulland SUNDAY. APRIL 9, 1972 JI.Wl a m Sjicramcut of Ihe Lorrl's Supper .Ml'SIC: "The [s My ShephorH." McFnn'en ciiuncH SCHOOL IN AI.I. DEPARTMENTS M'ltfiCIlV SEI1VICKS IlonicjmlK-r Augusl Hilh ;d the1 Kxhihilioii Pavilion at a.in I'cair C'clehratitin v.illl Ihn Al. Kone.s! cif tlic Cniled Churi-li Oh.-ivver REV. Vf. 1. GAMBLE. PASTOR 570 7lli Slrccl rionie (if Ilir Vnn.sliinr Kvsinycl [Innr l.iMen every Sunday p.m C.IOC 1221) K.C. Sunday School ailli chisscs (nr all afics. Morning Worship Guest Speaker at both Morning ,wl Kvcnuig Service: REV. KENNETH BUNTING. Service of Evanpc-lism SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER AVE. ond lOlh 5f 2 SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-7 a.m.. 9 a.m., am., 12 Noon ASSUMPTION 2405 12th AVE, S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-8 o.m., a.m., II am., p.m. (Folk Moss in Hall a.m.) McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Soulli-oil Uilibricine I'orn I.Ill- Ave cmcl 24ll. SI. S. Minister REV. FtORENCF B A B D.. M Til Clioir D'rector- Mr H Von fccilLrcri Orijanitl: WPS C GREENE SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 1972 II no .n Dwelling of Oixl" Rercplion of ncv. nienhers hy Pvnfcfsion of P'ailli antl Tr.-insfor Crrfilicate. Sacrament of Ifolv rrimTTinnion 7.30 p J Slainer Presented by the Seninr Clioir. rimiSTIAX EDITATION a and Inlrrrnediale Dfnl fS lo U yr.O a.m.-Prosrhodl and Primary llo 7 yrs Nursery Facilities fnr Tiin' Tnls FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner oF 5lh Avenue nnrJ 1GIS North Dircdor of Music MRS. DOROTHY GIOCK A1CM. RMT SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 1972 Win. ft. Jackson N'alitral Ilic'h I'olk MiiMfal Mfinilriv. April I'HIi at p.m. C'onRrefiational Mp.MinR. Divine Worship at II a in All Stmrlnv Sctiool Depls. Meet al a.m. iN'urserv Faeililies Available CITY ciicncii. WITH A nirTui. WELCOME"