Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
United Church commits itself to be activist By JOHN DODI) SASKATOON (CP) What Is Ihc role in tlic 1970s o! llic United Church of Canada, the country's largest Protestant lie- nomination? The definition expressed tiy a largo majority of the church's commissioners from across Canada, wlio completed cigtit days of policy making Tuesday, fs 'lo be activist, committed to man as well as Grl, and re- sponsive to new needs. The view of most commis- sioners, who met in Hie 25th general council of the church, coincided with those of the new moderator they elected. "If we're not responsive, we're said Rev. Bruce Mel-cod o( Toronto, who at 45 is tlic youngest moderator in the church's history. The church's views were ex- pressed in a new format for general council debate and in calls for more individual free- dom in making decisions on such controversial issues as nhortion and French-English relations. rdsiTioNS Tlic church's pos'lions, never- theless, were criticized strongly hy some delegates for "too many compromises." Some de- scribed the church as too quick In. find "moral wrongs" in the actions of others. Much of the criticism came from the I wo extremes of the young and the old. Amoi'.g the elected commis- sioners, half lay and hall cleri- cal, there was n youthful con- tingent of about EO elected dele- gates, a Mw with bare feet and Churches practice ecumenism TORONTO (CP) Incens Imrning at an Anglican here has marked the fir? ii.ter-denominaliomil service the Anglican and Eastern Or thodox churches. leaders of the two diuretic, announced they would continu exchanges as a move toward ore world-wide C h r i s t i a church. Archbishop Nauin. i the 200-million-mcmhe-r Easier Orthodox Church which ha ino.non members In Oanad: came from Skopia, Greece, lake part in the service wil Anglican Archbishop Frederic Hugh Wilkinson. Tics between the tv> churches began after the Set ond World War when Anglic.- aid helped Macedonians rcbni their churches. iiCHRlSTIAN SCIENCE 1 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY P.: IS "The TRUTH That 1IEAUS" School Church Service "CIII1IST JKSUS" WEDNESDAY N'nriri p.m. Open Tnes., Thins., Sal. carrying guitars. Debate on many Issues waf prolonged, because of what some commissioners called "an infusion of democracy." This forced cancellation of dozens ol proposed discussions. In the past, delegates said the council had been the parlia inent of the church in makeup and procedure and the "hack or lay delegate from small congregation, had little portunity to express hi cws. There were reports of dis nlent at last year's meeting Niagara Falls, Ont., and tli iiincil sought to permit fre id open discussion of churc olicy. 1IKRDOM TO SI'KAK Under the new system, as ii :rpreted hy the new moder ;or, everyone had an equa lance to speak on any Issui ml anyone could propos rnendmenls to church posilio apers and resolutions. Amendment followed ameni ncnt on most major Issues hi elegatcs were seldom wide ilit in approving the position as a whole. Some had predicted that li hurch might reverse its slan n alwrtion hut delegates vot y a large som affirm a 10 land. That said abortion is a personal matter between a vomrm and her doctor, pcr- nissible in certain medical so- ial and economic circuin- tances. The delegates approved a pecial commission report on relations, call- ng for the "deliverance of ''rench Canadians from any sense of subjection." The re- iort said "the right should be Nearly accepted for cither of Canada's two major racial and linguistic units to dissociate from the other." SHOULD HE ACTIVIST The church agreed it should .akc an activist position on such concern as the environ- ment, liberation of peoples ev- erywhere and life in Canada. It condemned nuclear testing n the atmosphere by France, urged further Canadian pro- tests lo the United States about Hie proposed West coast route for oil tankers travelling from Alaska, and said ministers should try to set an example to combat the growing trend to- wards "excessive personal con- sumerism." Resolutions dealing with lib- eration callcKl for freedom for hiack people in South Africa, Rhodesia and Portuguese colo- nies. Church stands on Canadian problems included a resolution I on housing, asking the federal gvcrnmcnt to implement Cen- tral Mortgage and Housing Corp. loans lor Metis and non- treaty Indians. It rcfeirod back for study after a church division called it paternalistic and ill-advised. A statement on the progress of the much-discussed union ne- gotiations between llic United Church and tlw Anglican Church of Canrda and the Clirslinn Church (Disciples of Christ) was presented lo I he council hut, as planned, no ac- tion was taken. 64-year-old not retiring entering ministry Solurdcy, Auauil 26, 1972 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD 9 OTTAWA (CP) Bert Mor- tlock, C4, irilcrxls In lead a dif- ferent type of Angli- can lie retires this m 1 n 1 s I r y full-time were set during the Depression of the 1930s Mr. Morlluck worked wiUt a Iroop in How- fall aflcr 30 years in Canadian collecting and fixing scouling. toys and groceries for families A former newspaper man, I on relief. now national information direc-1 That work led him to scout tor fi Mortlock .says he'll b3 fulfilling a boyhood when he enters the Anglican ministry. Throughout his life here and In the small Ontario community of Bowmanville he has taken an interest in the churcli. acting as a lay reader and a delegate lo Anglican synods, cr meetings. He has lakcn over small par- ishe-s for as long as several monlhs in the absence of minis- tors. for Ihe Boy Scouts of Can- [headiiuarlcrs in Ottawa. He also H1n.-tlru.lr llu'Ll In S became .scoutmaster for an Ot- tawa Iroup. As informalion director, tie is responsible for acting as liaison between Canada's S.WO scout troops and the organizations that sponsor them. He also arranges tours. When he retires. Mr. Mortlock will receive Ihe Silver Wolf Award, scoutinR's highest deco- ration, for service to the [joys' I movement. But early dreams to enter the Lethbriclge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to fJod Hour every Sun- day night at p.m. over CHEC radio. This Sunday (he suhject will be: THE FAITH OF THE PRESIDENT. The message shows how Romans 13 Intro- duces a view of the relationship of politics and religion that fan help us make decisions in an election year. Whether you live in I'.S.A. or Canada, you as a Christian must vole, if not this year, then next one. The Christian Reformed church is located 1307 2nd Avc. 'A' North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 4lh Avenue S. Officers MAJOR THELMA M. CORNEY-MAJOR JOAN M. PIERCE School Worship Worship WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12lh Ave. ontl Mayor Magralh Drive Phone 327-6113 Poston REV. H. J. JOST a.m.-SUNDAY SCHOOL HOUR SERVICE "GATHERING FRUITS UNTO LIFE ETER- NAL" p.m.-SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE "WHAT GOD EXPECTS OF A CHRISTIAN" A CORDIAL INVITATION TO YOU! Bethel Baptist Church CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Avc. and 13lh 51. N. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Roycrofl Service Service 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship LET THE SUN SHINE This is on oerial view of Holy Trinity ChurcK in downlown Toronto, whose congregation holds llie fate of Eaton's million rede- velopment program in its hands. It must vote en releasing the former rectory and parish ball (behind the In exchange, the congregation wants assurance the sun- light won't be cut off by the construction. Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church I309-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI, Co.ordinotor Ph. 345 3335 School Service Business Meeting ST. THOMAS, Out. (UP) Archbishop E. Scott of Ihc Anglican Church of Canada called on all Christians, regard- less of denomination, lo speak with one voice to the world's leaders on major issues. Addressing the Canadian con- vention of liie Christian Churcli (Disciples of Chrisl) recently. Archbishop Scott said an ecumenical church is needed 'to help clarify some of the basic issues which threaten the dignity of man arid the rever- ence of the created world." "The church should tempting to influence both indi- vidual and corporate deci- be said. One of three guest speakers lo address the convention on the subject of clurch union, the archbishop said lhat "if we akc our faith seriously, w e lave no right to ignore these argcr Cjueslions and fighl over .hings thai don'l really mat- .cr." Another speaker, Rev. Dr. i-'oin S. Mackay, association secretary of Ihe Canadian Council of Churches said "there were limes in Ihc pasl when di- vision in the church was neces- sary for truth lo survive." "But we're not dishonoring our individual traditions and hislorics by working logclher in this present age. "It is absolutely futile for all of the different denominations ssucs. Dr. Mackay said it was Clod 'that makes man's ministry valid; all else is .symbolic." I OB IS SEIlVtCK "If we could get all of this straight in our minds tlicn we could NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Cliurch In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTOR: V. SCHORR School (Nursery provided) Service EVERYONE CUULJIALLV SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4lri AVE. and 10th ST. 5. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-7 a.m., 9 a.m., a.m., 12 Noon ASSUMPTION 2405 12th AVE. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-8 a.m., a.m., 1 1 a.m., p.m. (Folk Mass in Hall a.m.) 1702 3rd S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH MINISTER SUNDAY SCHOOL ADAMS" NIGHT AND COLLEGE TESTIMONIES DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 COIYIUIINEI) SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's CHURCH i; u PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH n n d gel down to the real jcfo of serving Ihe world." Rev. Canon Ralph R. Lati- er, executive commissioner of (lie general commission on church union, said that "until the church is ecumenical it cannil serve our age in a very adequate way." Present union negotiations in Canada involve only the Angli- can, United and Christian Dis- ciples of Christ churches, but Canon Lntimcr said lhat at least five other denominations were watching the current talks with interest. In all, lie said, eight denomi- nations, representing some 23 million adherents in North America, are actively dis- cussing church union. Observers from the Horn an Catholic, Lutheran, P res by- 1 tcriati and Baptist churches, as well ;is the Canadian Council of Churches and the United Slates Consultation on Church Union were prcsonl, .if the SI. Thomas convention. Dr. A, Fic-is of In- [lianapoli.s, Ind.. general m'uiis- jtcr and piTJsidenl of the Chris- Ch n r c h Disciples of [Christ in tlic U.S. and Canada, Itolti the closing session Sunday I thnt the quest for unily was based in "resurgence of theo- logy" and not on a desire by religious leaders "a big su- per-church with more people more congregations and more power." SOUTHSIDE LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. J. GAMBIE, PASTOR 520 7th Street South Home of tbn Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. School with classes for all ages. Worship Service of Evangelism A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. a a Church of the Nazarene 9lh Avc. and I6lh SI. S. 327-8827 HEV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Rej. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Classes for all ages. Servico MIDWEEK SERVICES AS USUAL THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EP.SCOPAL, SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Organiit and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood l.T.C.L. Communion Communion Prayer (Nursery Provided) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, August 31st, Communion Church School Registration, Sunday, September 10th ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR: Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowon, B.A., l.Th. NO SERVICE DURING AUGUST A Friendly Welcome Awaits You First Baptist Draw in'tir lo God! ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5tl> AVENUE SOUTH Orgonisl: Mr. W. VANDERKOOY Miniitor, REV. I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. Worship "IN COMMUNION WITH THE FATHER" Nursery provided NO EVENING SERVICE EVERYONE WELCOME SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720- 21 Avn. S. Dona'rl R. Givcns, CvnncjcliM Sunday: Bible Study a.m. Worship: 11 00 o.nv and p m. Wed: p.m. For information ond Homo Study Phone: 328.0972 Of 328-0355 EVERYONE WEICOME (in (nil lo live! CENTRAl CHURCH OF CHRIST i tli 1 Illi Si. .1. R. CHAPMAN, MinKI-r Mr. D. Mciiscy. OrgomM "DIAL AN ANSWER" .127-1771 Family Service a.m. fWorsliip sorvioo for adull.s S.S. Classes for Children) Kvoning Service p.m. EVERYBODY WKU.OME Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH .U6 12lh Slreel South Phone 327-0709 EICC TASTOR HAROID MAS1IN 10.00 .Srtviro IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6lh Avenue and 18fh Slrcet S. Minister F. Schoepp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Rei. Kducalion Service Communion WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 Ethicalitm Service willi Communion Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC 11th Avenue and 24lh Slreet South -PASTOR AlBERT OlSON Service Communion Kirst Sunday of Kach Month liiten to Lutheran p.m. CFAC Colgory THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, WETHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES MODERATOR: N. BRUCE McLECD, TORONTO President of Conference; REV. P. A. CUNE, Edmonton Choirmon of Presbytery: REV. KEN SOUTHMINSTER Ave. and llth 51. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musicol Director: Mr. M. Woolhouie Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Rutland SUNDAY, AUGUST 27lh, 1972 WITH THE HEART" MUSIC: Gucsl Soloist-Evelyn Mills "0 REST IN THE LOCD'1 NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Soulheost lelhbridge from 15th Ave. ond 24th St. S. MINISTER REV. BLAKE ANDERSON Choir Director- Mr. H. Von Eqteren Organist: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th, 1972 Worship NURSERY FACILITIES AVAILABLE ADVANCE NOTICE Sunday School ReRislralion and Picnic September loth FIRST UNITED CHURCH Cornsr ef Stn Avenvo ond 13lh Slreet North MINISTER _ REV. K. JORDAN Director of Muiic-MRS. DOROTHY GIOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, AUGUST 27lh, 1972 11 IK1 a m Worship "SHARING THE FAITH' "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"