Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE liTHMIDGE HERALD Saturday, Auguit 7, 1971------- Jesus movement part of spiritual groundswell WASHINGTON Is the Je- sus movement just a fad? Despite t-s h i r t s, buttons, stickers, and even a "Jesus People's the movement is larger and more solid than a fad, according to an editorial in a recent issue of Christianity Today. A biweekly evangelical thought journal, Christianity Today has reported the move- ment's beginnings as far back as 1967 and 1968 before it had a name. Though acknowledging Lhat cases of "band-wagon Chris- tianity" do exist, the magazine states that "many of the coun- ter-culture converts the 'street Christians' of the years 1967-70 are still hanging in there, spiritually stronger than ever." In addition, home Bible- study groups among adults are multiplying, church youth groups are growing in numbers and spiritual maturity, and students converted in campus revivals are carrying on effec- tive ministries. The charisma- tic phenomenon is spreading in the major institutional church- among es, most noticeably Roman Catholics. "This movement comes, af- ter all. as waler on Lhe long- parched ground around many churches where the faith has either been abortively demy- thologized or lifelessly dogma- the editorial explains. Faults in Lhe Jesus move- ment may be over-reactions against equally wrong condi- tions in churches: "over-zeal- ousness, social neglect, exces- sive emotionalism versus "lifelessness, coldness in wor- ship, lack of genuine fellow- ship and fervor." Far from a fad, the Jesus movement was seen to be just one aspect of a world-wide spiri- tual groundswell. "The Church in Africa has been growing at such a rapid rate that the continent may be predominantly Christian in just three decades. Christianity is also booming in South Ameri- ca: in some areas the evan- gelical community is growing up to fifteen times faster than the soaring birth Other hot spots are Korea and Indo- nesia, while there arc rumors of a spiritual build-up in East- ern bloc nations and the Soviet Union. In fact, the great world re- vival predicted by the Bible may be at hand, according to Dr. Robert E. Coleman, profes- sor of evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary, writing in a related article in the same New type lunch tor businessmen TORONTO (CP) A grain or sharing by a believable person about 50 Toronto men are ex-; of insights that relate to perimentmg with a new type of I he says. "It's not a substitute businessmen's luncheon every Tuesday. Thej' meet lhat one day a week'just 100 yards from the down-town strip, its myr- iad restaurants anc. cocktail lounges. But no alcoholic drinks are served when these men meet Holy Trimly Church. The men meet with Rev. Des- mond Hunt, rector of the Angli- can Church of the Messiah, to talk informally about the Bible and to eat lunch. Prof. E. J. Barbeau of the University of Toronto's mathe- matics department attends whenever his busy schedule per- mits. "What we get is not preachy, from great heights, but a real Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1J09-29IH Slreel 5o. H. P. NIKKEI, Co.ordinator Ph. 345.3335 School Service Service. Vacation Bible School will be conducted from the 9th to the 20th at a.m. Ages 4 and up for action in the world, but a basis for it." PAT TALK NO HELP Con Baker. 38-year-old presi- dent of a chemical specialties company, says the ir.eelings help him keep a fresh religious outlook on the realities of Lhe business world. "I find that traditional or pat pulpit talk is just not applicable to the complex questions of business ethics or the search .for answers for the thorny social and political problems we have fo face. "In the teachings we get here, in the free exchange of opinions over lunch with men in the same situation as myself, I find help in these sensitive areas." Jack Biscoc, a wholesale lum- berman and a lifetime church member, says he is able to communicate his ideas and phi- losophies to other businessmen for the first time in his lite. Mr. Hunt says he merely I serves as a catalyst "I just prime the pump and they talk and work it out as it hits savs. theirr he issue of the magazine. Studying Biblical predictions concerning the last days, Cole- man reports that great revival will occur at the same time as great adversity wars, fa- mines, earthquakes. (He adds Lhat the "complexity of these prophecies makes any conclu- sion Today's world scene is strik- ingly similar to (lie Biblical predictions: "The forces of evil are becoming more sinister and aggressive, and on our present course the dissolution of so- ciety seems inevitable. At the same time there are increasing signs of spiritual observes Coleman. The "spiritual revolution" will prepare the way for the re- turn of Jesus Christ to earth, according to Coleman's scrip- tural research. "Anlicipation of this day is a summons to states Coleman. Never has there been more yearning by mere people for spiritual reality, nor has the Church ever had the means it now has to take the gospel to the ends of the earth." This yearning often takes the form of the hope or dream "that the time of troubles will somehow give way to a won- derful, spiritual Golden writes Dr. Harold 0. J. Brown, theological secretary of the In- ternational F c 11 n w h i p of Evangelical Students, in anoth- er article in Christianity To- day. Brown cites Lyndon B. John- son's Great Society and Adolf Hitler's Third Reich as exam- ples of Utopian political vision attempting to bring happiness and security, and notes that Karl Marx's Revolution may be "a secularized, atheistic surro- gate for the Second Coming of Christ." Charles Reich's popu- lar book. The Greening of Am- erica, predicts a new and won- derful world order arising out of a change in consciousness. Church of the Nazarene AYS. and loth 51. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Rei. SUNDAY SERVICES are beating the summer slump to keep sending your children along to this growing Sunday School. Preacher Barry Groves Prayer Meeting Young People in charge of service A Friendly Welcome Awaits You EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12lh Ave. and Mayor Magralh Dr. Phone 327-6113 Paslor, REV. H. J. JOST a.m.-THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR a.m.-THE WORSHIP HOUR p.m.-THE FAMILY HOUR A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! He lectures for only about 20 minutes, tlien throws out a question for discussion. Later over coffee and sandwiches, the men (aik aoout things ranging from Lhe Vietnam war fo debate about selling church property to help the poor. The peace idea lhat the age of nil! be a "Third Age" BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School IS NEAR BEHOLD THE Speaker: Mr. A. Bennett. Wednesday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here! Zionist i members increase was first taught by the medie- val abbot Joachim of Floris who. seeing an age dominated by God the Father and an age dominated by God the Son, looked for a Third Age of the Holy Spirit. Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to Listen to the Back to God Hour Radio broad- cast, heard every Sunday at p.m. over CHEC. Hear the dynamic radio minister Rev. Joel Nederhood as he deals with today's problems in the light of the authoritative Scriptures. He addresses you Local services every Sunday at 30 am. and 7 p.m. The church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North. YOU ARE INVITED The National President of Lhe Federated Zionist Or- ganization of Canada, Hyman Bessin, has announced at a re- cent National Executive meet- ing in Toronto, Lhat the Fed- eration now has more than 000 members across Canada. This effectively makes the Zionist federation the largest Jewish membership orgaru'za-' rCCCl! I lion in Canada. j He predicted that by the end All visions of peace and; plenty are apostate and anti-l Christian if they bypass moral and spiritual distinctions and leave no place for the reality of divine warns Bron-n. "There will be a transfcrma- Lion, but mankind cannot by- pass Christ. Although we may spurn Him as Saviour, we will still have to face Him as he concludes. Staff changes announced at of 1971, the membership roll will top CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 2 1st Ave. S. SUNDAY a.m.-Bible Study Morning Service Evening Service WEDNESDAY Bible Study NORMAN F1SK EVANGELIST Phone 32S-57H1 First division The Geneva Version was i first English Bible in which the rial Action. He is to become i chapters were divided into ver- associate minister of Queen ses. II was edited by William Whiltingham in 1560. Several changes in National staff were made at the recent- ly held 9th General Assembly of Lhe Presbyterian Church in Canada at Toronto. Rev. Dr. A. J. Gowland is retiring after 12 years as secretary of the Board of Evangelism and So- CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 lllh St. S. Mr. D. Moisey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minuter Summer Schedule Family Service 10.00 a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. Classes for Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Miniiler a.m. FAMILY SUNDAY SCHOOL a.m. GIDEON SUNDAY p.m. WILMA QUAPP Janz Europe DAVID MARTIN R.B.M.U.-Weit Irian The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1912 10th Avonuo South 1st Ward 2nd Ward Stake Cenlro-28lh Street Soulh 3rd Ward 4th Ward 6th Avo. 'AJ nnd 23rd St. N. 5lh Ward 6lh Wfird Unlveriity Ward 5808 2llh S. Prieithood Meeting a.m. a.m. B-.OO a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. n.m. Sunday School a.m. a.m. a.m. n.m. a.m. a.m. n.m. Sacrament Meeting p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Street East Presbyterian Church, Toronto. The Rev. Basil E. Howell will retire after ten years as un- salaried comptroller of Uie Presbyterian Church in Can- ada. The Administrative Coun- cil has appointed James Bar- hour, assistant for the past five years, to the office of comptrol- ler. Rev. Dr. L. H. Fowler, secre- tary of the Administrative Council since 11167 is retiring' aflcr n years in the ministry. I He will he succeeded by his assistant, Rev. Dr. Donald C. MacDonald. Rev. Robert P. Carter, direc- tor of planning and devel- opment, has suggested some structural changes in Lhe church. The General Board ol Missions is in process of be- coming a Board of World Mis- sion, and witli it will be inte- grated the two divisions, east and west, of Hie Women's Mis- iionary Society. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY a.m.-CJOC "The TRUTH That HEALS" Sunday Service "SPIRIT" WEDNESDAY Testimony Meeting READING ROOM Noon p.m. Open TIIOS., Thurs., Sat. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pallor: Rev. T. W. Roycrofl Corner 5lh Avo. end 131h 51. 5. Scrvico Bethel 'Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1402 8 Ave. N. The Evangelical Church In Canada PASTORS: N. W. HEEBNER O. PAHL School for all ages Worship Service BRING HAPPINESS AND SATfSFACTION INTO 'YOUR LIFE BY ATTENDING CHURCH THIS SUNDAY! ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES OF LETHBRIDGE WEEKEND MASSES DOWNTOWN-ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. and lOlh ST. S. SATURDAY-7.-30 p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., Noon NORTHSIDE-ST. BASIL'S 604 13lh ST. N. p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., Noon SOUTHSIDE-ASSUMPTION 2405 12th AVE. S. p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., p.m. THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. Organist nnd Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood L.T.C.L. LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7lli Slreel Soulh Home or tlic Sunsliinc Evangd Hour Lislcn each Sunday at p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. School With Classes (or all ages Worship Service of Evangelism p.m-Prayer and Bible Study at the home of Mrs. Esther Vik-530 7th St. South Fri. p.m. Christ Ambassador's Youth Servict "LET'S GROW WITH LETHBfUDGE" N.B. Please use side and hack doors during construction. A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street Soulh Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN Worship IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner olh Avenue and 18lh Street S. Minisler W. F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 OlFicc, 32B-6987 Rel. School and Bible Class Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC nth Avenue and 24fh Street Soulh PASTOR ALBERT OtSON Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month Llllen to the Lutheran a.m. CFAC Calgary THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: OR. A. B. B. MOORE DR. J. L. PATERSON, Calgary President of Alberla Conference REV. L. BRIAN JONES. Lelhbndqe Chairman, Soulh Alberto Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth Si. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Pulland Communion Communion Prayer, Senior and St. Monica's Choirs (Nursery provided) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, August ]2th, Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN iiiM'.T RECTOR: Trie Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., UTh. NINTH AFTER TRINITY a.m. Sung Eucharist for Parish Communion j SUNDAY, AUGUST 8lh, 1971 11.00 United Church Services with Rev. L. Brian Jones in charge. Guest Lily Larter. An INTERFAITH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL for children ages in LETHBHIDGE NATIVE FRIEND- SHIP CENTRE Monday, August Dili to 13th from 9.30 a.m. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Soulheast Lelhbridge from 15lh Ave. and 24lh Si. S. Minister: Rev. L. Brian Jones, M.A.. B.D. Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Eqleren Organist: Mr. J. E. langford SUNDAY, AUGUST 8ih, 1971 Service at Southmtnster United Church. FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and I3lh Street Norlh Minister, REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDAtE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, AUGUST 8lh, 1971 Service at Southminster United Church. First United Church closed. Sunday School Sessions uilhdrawn until August 20111. "A CITY CHURCH. WITH A lilillAl. WELCOME" COMBINED First Baptist CHURCH SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Draw near to God! IN ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5lh AVENUE SOUTH Orgnnisl: MRS. MARILYN SINCLAIR, A.R.C.T., R.M.T. Minisler: REV. I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. 15 MY PILOT" WITH THE DEAD OR COM- MUNION WITH THE EVERYONE WELCOME Go out to live!