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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD Saturday, August 1972 New moderator of United Church man9 lly .JOHN DODl) The numbor of voles cast for SASKATOON7 (UP) 'Hie j each candidate was not rc- newly elected leader of Can- vealed. ada's largest Protestant denom- ination is a man who speaks of the "global village" and wants to tali: with the Muslims as well as ttie Anglicans. N o r m a n Bruce McLeod, youthful and athletic looking at 43 this week was elected moderator of the United Church of Canada a congregation grappling with the- problems of union with the Anglicans and the smaller Church of Christ's Disciples. The Toronto minuter says he is impatient to complete the un- ion "so we can move on to more interesting tilings." "Union should be (lone and done lie says. "Really, if it's not dene within a year' or so, I say let's pack it up. "In the context of today and the global village, we need to be talking not just with the Anglicans, hut with the Catho- lics, the Presbyterians, the Baptists and the Quakers, and go even further and talk with the Muslims. "Anglican and United Church union? That doesn't deserve the word ecumenical in my view. It's just a parochial, narrow, in-t lie-family discussion. Let's get it over Dr. McLeod said he isn't pro- posing formal union with churches other than the United, Anglican and Christ's Disciples, but wants to develop better lines of understanding and co- operation. BORN IN TORONTO The new moderator, minister of Bloor Street Church in To- ronto, where he was horn, was speaking in an interview prior to the balloting at the 25th gen- eral council meeting of the United Church. He was elected on the fourth ballot by 439 delegates from across Canada. Second in the voting was Lawyer John Black of Kingston, Ont., followed by Rev. Clifford Elliott, minister of Metropolitan United Church in Toronto, and Rev. Robert Henderson of Vancouver, per sonnet director of t he British Columbia conference of the church. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES as a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 PLACED IN HOTEtS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS Dr. McLeod said the time for church union was five years ago when the impetus was strongest. "It may well be that it is too late." Now, he said, ttie centres of authority in the church, as in many other areas of life, have moved from national structures to local neighborhoods. Dr. McLeod said the only ex- citing thing he saw in church union was that it could create a "new embodiment of the church as the two come to- gether." He added that details of un- ion could he worked out aflcr union is proclaimed. "That's what we should have done five years ago. But, no sir, we got scared and each church started to see how they could preserve their best tradi- tions and maintain the status quo. "It could end up as a mar- riage of the senile." CAN'T DO MORE' Dr. McLeod feels that the hurch can't do anything more o attract young people and ridge the generation gap. "I think the young people hemselves have to do it. They lave learned in civil rights that nstitutions are vulnerable, that hey can be taken over by con- erned people. "The church is the most vul- lerahle of institutions. If young people had been more con- erned that the church be more with it1 they- could have lob- aied and got elected as com- missioners. "I think it's a cop out for oung people to be sitting at heir weiner roasts and silly ;ing songs and saying why doesn't the church do some- iiing to make itself attractive to us. "If they really cared, they could make the church attract- ive. It's wide open. We old people can't do it because we can't think of the things they can think of." The fault, he added, may lie with the church and the older generation because they taught young people to be polite and listen to their elders. "We need rude, abrasive young people who will elbow their way onto church boards." A graduate of the University of Toronto, Dr. McLeod has served pastorates at Victoria Harbour, Ont., Port Credit, Ont., and Hamilton and many church boards. Rekitions between Anglicans., United Church SASKATOON (CP) Tlic onir warm relationship be- tween the UiillcU nnd Anglican churches of Canada lias grown noticeably colder, Itt. Kcv. A. D. B. Moore, retiring United Church moderator, says. The result has been a drop in mutual trust, he told the United Church 25th General Council meeting. "There is a mood of caution that destroys said the modcralor. Union of the Anglican nnd United Churches has been the rather Ilian the number of new buildings and amount of prop- erly. "Tticro are even outward sigtus of that vitality in the ad- venturing in new fonrus, In the Improved financial situation, hi the involvement In human de- velopment at home and abroad." Responsiveness to needs Is a major theme of the nine-day council meeting. Internal church business has a secondary place on tiic agenda wliile the council turns REV. BRUCE McLEOD CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY "The TRUTH That HEALS" School Church Service "MIND" WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM p.m. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. Vatican objects to meeting AMSTERDAM (AP) Ro- man Catholic bishops in the Netherlands have bowed to Vatican pressure and decided not to convene a planned Church parliament in October. The parliament 'a move to- ward greater democracy in Church affairs' would comprise chiefly laymen and have hand in policy jnaking in the Netherlands. Its members were to be elected by democratic process in a manner believed unique in the 20 centuries of Church his- tory. subject of negotiations for al most 25 years, and by 1071 "the relationship of our two commu- nions was seen to be close and friendly." The 24th General Council In 1971 met a6 the same time and the Anglican General Synod nnd drafted a proposed plan of un- ion which was sent out to church members for discussion. "The proposed union in that context not only seemed pos- sible but the necessary culmi- nation of our present relation- Dr. Moore said. "Since that time, there has been a no- ticeable drop in temperatures. We arc not exhibiting the trust that then was apparent." Dr. Moore, elected in 1971 as successor to Dr. Rolwrt McClure of Toronto, said that although he was disappointed about the progress of church union, he did sense a new vital- ity in the United Church. NEW SENSE OF MISSION The church was coming to a fresh understanding of itself and its role. "A few years ago, we were apologetically yielding to tht world's assessment of the much of Its attention to politi cal, social and moral issues. Dr. Moore said he leaves lire office of moderator "in n mood of hope." "I am realist enough to know IhiiL this Is a dangerous world and that ils destructive pres- sures can furlicr reduce the outward of the church and increase it.? difficulties In being a true church. The structures wliich have changed so much may change to an even greater degree, but within them is the real community of those whose faith Is in God and whose love is generated by Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church Street So. H. P. NIKKEI, Co-ordinolor Ph. 345-3335 School Service NO EVENING SERVICE THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 4lh Avonuo S. Corps Officers MAJOR THEIMA M. CORNEY-MAJOR JOAN M. PIERCE School Worship Worship WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOMB EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Avo. and Mayor Magrath DHva Phone 327-6113 Paslori REV. H. J. JO5T a.m.-SUNDAY SCHOOL HOUR SERVICE "GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH US" p.m.-SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE Rev. and Mrs. Wilfred Strom Field Chairman of Team in Rhodesia. Hcv. Strom will be speaking. A CORDIAf, INVITATION TO YOU! CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5lh Avo. and 13tK St. N. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Poitor: Rev. T. W. Royaofl Service Service NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTOR; V. SCHORR School Worsliip (Nursery provided) Service EVERYONE CUKljinLMT WELCOME. church as being irrelevant. We arc now experiencing a fresh the sense of mission of a gospel of love." This vitality, he said, Is shown in the church's new re- sponsiveness to human needs LONG TENTACLES Two of a squid's 10 tentacles are much longer than the oth- ers, sometimes reaching out for nearly 30 feet. CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST lllh SI. 5. J. R. CHAPMAN, Minisler Mr. D. Maisey, Organiit "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. Classes for Children) Evening Service p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME 'Third World' churchman heads world church council Church of the Nazarene 9lh Ave. and 16lh St. S. 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY. Minister _ Rei. 327-4784 SUNDAY SERVICES School Classes for all ages, Service Service MIDWEEK SERVICES AS USUAL A Friendly Welcome Awaits You Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour every Sun- day night at p.m. over CHEC radio. This Sunday Dr. Nedcrhood speaks on the subject of ECUMENICITY. In our fragmented world Its matter of Christian unity is more important than ever. Christ has indicated in His High-priestly prayer how that unity can and must be achieved. Are you interested? The Christian Reformed church Is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North in the city. Services ab 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. UTRECHT, Holland IJr. Philip A. Potter of Jamaica appointed secretary-gen- eral of the World Council nf Churches this succeed- ing Dr. Kuffene Carson Blake, 04. of the United States. The election of a representa- tive from the Third World had been generally expected Dr. W. Visser T'Hooft of the Nether- lands and Blake had been heading the body of 255 churches from 92 countries for 25 years. Dr. Blake, has held the office since I960. Or. Pollcr, who will be 51 next Saturday, is director of the council's Committee on World Mission and Evangelism. He was born nn the island of Dominica, in the Windwards, studied at Caenwood Theo- logical College in Kingston, Ja- maica, attended Richmond Col- lege in England and received a bachelors tiegree of divinity and a masters degree of Ihco- logy from the London Univer- sity's faculty of theology. His lecture on "The Third World In the Ecumenical move- ment" won him an honorary degreo from the university of Hamburg, Germany, in June 1971. A Methodist pastor, Dr. Pot- ter headed the council's youth department in tho 1950s and was chairman of world Student Christian Federation from 1900- 68. Dr. Potter was also secretary of Britain's Methodist Mi sionary Society with responsi- bilities for the West Indies and West Africa. Young N.S. arts student founds his own church HALIFAX (CPl A 23-year- old fine arts student at the Nova Kcctia College of Art and Design here has formed his 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH MINISTER SUNDAY SCHOOL PRESENT, FUTURE'" BIBLE SCHOOL PRESENTATION DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's First Baptist CHURCH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Draw near to God! IN ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1318 5lh AVENUE SOUTH Mr. VA VANDERKOOY Minister: REV. L 0. HANKINVON, B A. 1 Worship "A SECOND PENTECOST" Nunnry provided MO FVEMING SERVICE WLUCOMf own religious society pro- fessing betfcf in "the reality of psychic phenomena." Stewart Fraser, who been designated student union chaplain at tho college, caib his new society the Reformer Universal Life Church, which he says is in process of heJng registered Jn the province. lie, said fn an interview he broke away from the present flay churches hecau.se of ttioii "hollowncss" anrl lack of "par Licipation and involvement." Members of churches today were like audiences "simply watching a show." MiniMors should work at jobs in ttie com- munity that relate to (he peo- ple. "The clergy should not he a .separate Mr. Fraser criticized churches for operating on a monetary basis, and preach- ing that half the world is slar- ving while at the same time they possess "a lot of money" themselves. "Bethel Baptist Church 716 23rrJ Streel North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship an THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. CHsfiold, B.A., B.D. Organiit and Choir Director Mr. Edward LJ.C.l. Communion Communion Eucharist, Senior Choir (Nursery Provided) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, August 24th, Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR: lhe> Reverend Conon Roborl W. Cowan, B.A., t.Th. Cor. 12th St. "C" and 6rh Ave. N. NO SERVICE DURING AUGUST LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE SEV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Struct Soulh Home of Hip SnnshinD Evangel Honr Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1221) K.C. School with classes (or al] ages. Worship of Evangelism A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. FIRST IN AMKHICA The first long-haired cat im- ported into America was the Angora. Go Oil I, 1.0 Uv cl SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21 Ave. S. Donald R. Giveni, Cvangnlilt Sunday: Fliblo SluHy a.m. Worinin: 1 n.m. rjncl 6 00 p Wed: p.m. For information nnd Phone: .12B0977 or 328-0.155 FVERYONf. "1 Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12lh Slrnel Soulh Phono 327-0709 ELCC PA51OR HAROLD MARTIN Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenuo ond 18th Street S. Miniilor W. f. Sthoepp Phono 327-O36 Office. 328-6987 Roi. frfH) Education farvico WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 p.m.-thrLsLian Kduculinn R.fn p.m.- -Worship Service Lulfieron Church of ihe Good Shepherd ELCC lllh Avenue and 24th Slreer South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON Servico Communion First Sunday of Each Monlh Co lulhflton a.m. CFAC Calgary SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. and 10th ST. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-7 a.m., 9 a.m., a.m., 12 Noon ASSUMPTION 2405 12lh AVE. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-8 a.m., a.m., 11 a.m., p.m. (Folk Mass In Hall a.m.) THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, WETHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A. B. B. MOORE, Toronto President of Conference: REV. P, A. CUNE, Edmonton Chairmen of Presbytery: REV, KEN JORDAN, tclhtmdgo SOUTHMiNSTER Ave. and 1 Itri SI. S. MINISTERS: R. W, K. tlLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W, M. Woolriouio Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Pujlond SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 1972 WORSHIP IN MrKILLOP IIN'ITKD CHURCH Corner of 15lh Ave. nml 241h St. S. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Soulhoajt lothbrldao from 1 5lli Ave. and St. 5, MINISTER REV. BIAKE ANDERSON Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Eoloron Organisl: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 1972 Worship Service at McKillop on August 2ftth. FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5lh Avenuo and 13th Slioel North MINISTER _ REV. K. JORDAN Director ol DOROTHY GtOCK AICM, RMT SUNDAY, AUGUST 20lh, 1972 H.'IWa.m.-MOHNINO WORSHIP IN McKIIXOP UNITED CHURCH "A riTV ainnni, WITH A itunAi, WELCOME" ;