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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Sofurdoy, April 28, 1973 THE lETHORIDCf HEFAlD 29 Action song at First Baptist Lively singing echoed through First Baptist Church, Lethbridgs, during the Easter vacation. More than 100 children attended a two-hour daily vacation Bible school pro- gram. A staff of 15 supervised Bible memory work, handicrafts, singing, stones and for junior high particpants .ceramics. Enjoying chorus time above, left to right: Joanne Hamilton, Debbie Smith and Joan Crighto n. Billy Graham affirms 'Africa one in Christ' Anglican membership declining TORONTO A continued de- cline in membership in the Anglican Church of Canada is part of a report to the 26th general synod meeting in Re- gina, May 3-11. In 1971, last year for which complete statistics are avail- able, the report lists confirm- ed members on parish rolls as In 1970. membership was and in 1969. 181.948. No comment on the drop is contained in the report. Financial statements to the synod will show revenue in 1971 totaled million compared with in 1970. Expenditures in 1971 were million for a deficit of about In 1970, the de- ficit was S518.000 on expendi- tures of about million. In both years, surpluses of past years were dipped into to make up the difference. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive H. J. JOST-Phone 327-6113 School Service KEV. HENRY HILDEBRANDT Evening Service at Evangelical Free 73 Rally at Southminster United Church Rev. Albert Badeo Speaker NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Conoda 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTOR: V. SCHORR School Wor- ship Service (Nursery Provided) co-operation with Key '73 at Southminster United Church. EVERYONE WKLCOME. By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Relig'on Writer Evangelist Billy Graham, a Southerner who insisted on ra- cial integration before it ever became a popular religious cause in Ihs United States, has finallv managed, after two decades of trviiw to carry his policy into South Af- rica Back from his first venture there, the globe-girdling evan- gelist says: "It was historic. Nothing cruite like it had ever happened there.'' On his 10-day stay. Graham held the largest public rallies of mixed blacks and whites ever held in that nation of en- forced anartheid and outspo- kenly criticized racial tion as unchristian and un- workable. "Those black brethren hugging and kissing me and practically carrying me in their arms." Graham related in an interview. "One of them yelled. 'You're our hero'.' They felt that somsthing mo- mentous had taken place, that a real breakthrough had oc- curred." It had taken 21 years for Graham to obtain conditions of genuine racial openness for h i s large-scale there, years in which he had repeatedly rejected invitations to go there until the standards which he demanded were met. They finally were. All terms met "Something new was begun he said. "I seriously doubt if things car be quite the same again. They met every condition ire laid down. committee had to be integrated. The choirs had to be integrated. The ushers and counsellors had to be inte- grated and the crowds had to be integrated, all mixed to- gether, black and white, salt and pepper. All this was done. The hotels where we stayed had been integrated." In rallies of 60.000 in Johan- nesburg and 53 000 in Durban and in several news confer- ences. Graham said "aoart- heid is not going to work." rjealed for a change in "hearts, minds and relation- ships.'1 declared blacks and whites eauallv are brothers in Christianity and urged "an in- tegrated society.' "I took a reslly strong he said in a telephone conservation from his home in Montreal, 2ST.C. "I couldn't do otherwise. I didn't talk one way and another way there. I said I xvas against anartheid and racial separa- tion, that I've been for inte- gration for many years, and believe it's the onlv ay a so- ciety can be healthy No incidenfs As with Graham's pioneer- ing integrated rallies in the deep South in the early 1950s, he extended his pattern into South Africa without any overt friction. wasn't a single inci- he said. Although there had been smaller integrated meetings ir- some South African churches and recent sports events with a few black par- ticipants, the Graham rallies were the first large-scale pub- lic gatherings tfiat were thor- oughly integrated. "At first, some wanted an arrangement that has been used there, with blacks on one side and whites on the other." Graham said. "But we wouldn't accept that. People had to be seated wherever they wanted to sit, and that's the way it was." At Durban, he said, half the crowd was black, and in Jo- hannesburg. a third was black. Cites scripture "Scrinture teaches us that Christ broke down the middle wall of there is no longer black or white but we are all one in Graham said. As for South Africa, "al- most everyone I talked to rec- ognized that change is coming rapidly, that it can't be stooped." ''I was personally amazed at how openly the subject is discussed. I'm just hoping the problem can be resolved with- out bloodshed and violence." Asked about the chances for that, he said: "It's touch and go. Some people tay, 'Give us a generation and we will solve the problem.' but I don't be- lieve they have a generation of time. Change is rushing in on South Africa as fast as it rushed in on the South 15 years ago." Shalom Singers visit city A program of traditional, gosnel music is scheduled for Lethbridge Alliance Church Sunday evening. The Shalom Singers, trader the direction of David Mcfc- tyre, will perform at 7 p.m. The eight singers who comorise the group represent Foothills Alliance Church. Calgary. Pastor Daniel Goldsmith says the public is welcome to attend this musical event. St. Andrew's Religion school director named SASKATOON (CP) Rev. Roger W. Nostbakken has been appointed first director of the new school of religious studies at the Saskatoon campus of the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Nostbakken, professor of systematic theology at the Lu- theran Theological Seminary in j Saskatoon, assumes his new j j post July 1. 11 He is vice-president of the Evsageh'cal Lutheran Church of Canada and vice-president and councillor of the Lutheran Council of Canada. The new school opens in Sep- tember, offering a two-year program leading to a degree of bachelor of religious studies. HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH 3611 Forestry Ave. School English Sneaker REV. JAMES H. BURKEY Chu byCARTWRIGHT Roller skates ibmiip bingo TORONTO (CP) -Those days of bingo in the church halls may be numbered. 1 At the Slovak Roman Catholic j Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Toronto, family entertainment in the church hall is somswhat more active than pushing disks across a num-! I bered card. j Since January it has been the i j scene of Sunday afternoon! i roller-skefog parties, which have attracted youngsters and their parents from suburban' Scarborough and a? far away as Ctekville. Ont.. 23 miles distant. The ccncept of a roller arena 1 in the church haJl the 1 ration cf Ed Uhrancy. 43. parish 1 organist fcr 15 years. "As far as my own boys, (H) and Adrian were concerned, they much rather have been playing on the said Mr.' j DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES as a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 SOUTH5IDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 3720-21 Ave. S. Donald R. Evangelist Sunday: Bible Study a.m. Worship: a.m. and p.m. Wed.- 7.-30 p.m. For information and Home Stodv Phone: 328-0972 or 328-OC55 EVERYONE WELCOME 4 4 CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, "My husband in church] Remember, you're see- Ing HISTORY being made "By giving them roller skat- ing in Ihe church hall on Salur- day afternoon. I thought they wrald all get to know cadi other and sclrool would become much more fun. "h wtrtn well we decided to start roller skating ever." Sun- dor for the whole 425 ilth St. S. J. R. CHAPMAN. Minuter Mr. D. Moisey. Orgoniit "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Service jo oo 3 rn. (Worship service for adults i S.S. Classes fc; Children) Evening Service p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME 1IC? 3rd Ave. Sou'h A. DANIEL i.TO 3 m am Scrvjw p m Service "SHALOM SINGERS" From Alliance Calgary Canadian Bible College Choir May 3, p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY "The TRtTffl That HEALS" 9.30 School II -00 a rn Service "PROBATION" AFTER DEATH" WEDNESDAY Meeting ROOM Noon-2 oo p m Open Tots.. Thurs., Sat. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY HEALTHY HUMILITY" Key '3 Raly and Combined Services of Witness in Southminster Church Church All classes from nursery to adult at p.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour Church of the 'Nazarene 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. _ 327-8877 REV. R. G. DEASlEr Miniffer Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES 9.45 School for all ages Service Service MIDWEEK SERVICES AS USUAL A Friendly Welcome Awaits You BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH (North American Baptist General Conference) 329 19 Street North Pastor: AAANFRED TAUBENSEE Phone 328-2045 School (German and English Classes) 11-09 Worship Service Service "We preach Christ ihe Power and Wisdom of God" Saturday, April Youth Rally "RIGHT ON KEY FOR St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church p.m. Church 1614 5th Avenue South Minister: REV- G. KEITH CHURCHILL, B.A, M. DIV. Organist DEAN RUSSELL Choir DirectorWALTER GOERZEN Church School GOD ANYWAY" Sendee fed by Allan luasson 73 Rally and Service of Witness at Southminster United Church (No Evening Services at First Baptist) EVERYONE WELCOME LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR M. I. ISRAELSON 520 7th Street South Home of the Snnshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC1220 K.C. School with classes for all ages. Worship p.m.EvalgeBstic Service Tuesday p.m. Prayer and Bible Study A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. COALHURST PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY REV. K. RO5ET, Poster School Service Service "A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL SAINT AUGUSTINE'S ARCHDEACON CECIL SWANSON. Priest in chargs CommuQ'rm Communion Prayer Senior and St. T-Ionka's Choirs AH Department? of rtairrh School MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday. May 3rd. ]0-0n Comnjuaioc ST. MARY THE VIRGIN caeno RECTOR: The Reverend Conon Robert W. Cowan. 8.A., Uth. CASTER SUNDAY 7.30 i fi 00 a EuchanM in 55 a in Nursery in Parish IJa'i 31-flO Euchansl p m Mark. Eucbarfyt St Thilip and S -lamw. 9 30 a m Eucharist 30 p.m. Preparation for Coommmion THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 4th Avenue S. Corps Officers MAJORS THELMA M. CORNEY, JOAN M. PIERCE School Worship Service study WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Fhons 327-0709 ELCC PASTOP HAROLD MARTIN School csi Bible Clares Worship Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd llth Avenge anrf 24th Street South ELCC PASTOR ALBERT OLSON 9.45 School Sc-rvice _______________EVERYONE WELCOME______________ IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue end 18th Street S. Ministe; W. Schoepp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6937 Res. School and Bible Classes Worship listen to the Lutheran a.m. CFAC Calgary THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION CF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES MODERATOS: RIGHT REV. N. BRUCE MeLEOD, TORONTO President of Conference: REV. P. A. CLINE, Edmonton Choirmon of Presbytery: RcV. KEN JORDAN. Lsfhbridgo SOUTHMiNSTER 4th Ave. one' llth St. S. Ministers: P.. W. K. ELLIOTT. A. T. KING Ministry of .Music: W. M. A. K. PUTLAND, O.g. F.-neKi-.-i s.m.-'-WHAT IS THERS Members of the District Lodges A.F.. A.M. Masons A. T. King will Preach Guest Solo'st Michael Kaufman School In all departments. NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Isthbria'ge from 15th ond 24th St S. MINISTER REV. BIAKE ANDERSON Choir Director: Mr. H, Von Organist.- MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, APRIL 11.00 XYcrship Sunday School Resumed in All Departments CHRISTIAX EDUCATION A and Jr. B Grades 3-6 inclusive Ip'prmcdiate Grades 7-9 inclusive 3 years to 5 years Primary Grades 1 and 2 Grades 10-1? inclusive for Tiny Tots FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5'n Avenue end 13th Street North cf S. DOROTHY G1OCK A7CVW SUNDAY, APSil 11 w a m OF MEMBERS A SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SITPER CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ALL Sunday School Classes at am. Xurscrv Serncfs available at 11 W am CHINOOK CO-OPERATIVE PARISH REV ALBERT EAIDEO COAIDAIE CtCli. CAftNOCHAN CARDSTON W. CAlDEfiWOOD-fiARONS-NOBlEFORD MORNING WORSHIP AT: 3D no s riCTTRE BITTE o ,5 8 rp w m ro M.DAU- 1J a m rARHSTOX I 30 a m 11 Mam 9 45 a TB ;