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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, August 29, 1970 Eskaton: Surging Christianity By DAVID POLING OAKLAND, (NBA) Everyone agrees the in- stitutional church is tired, the clery anxious and the laity uneasy. Political unhcaval, social change and international conflicts have seasoned this land with unrest thai borders on panic. College educators talk about putting in for com- bat pay. Politicians of all brands look anxiously at fall elections and yearn for the days of party regularity. Rock festivals jar entire communities. It is a distressing time. And right in the middle of this ferment appears Eskaton. Here is a group of Christian ministers and laymen who wanted to move faster in the field of human concern than was normal for organized religion. Several years ago a group of them, no more than eight or 10, decided to incorporate as a nonprofit, charitable cor- poration that would undertake experimental projects in Chris- tian education. This small group had found real success in some of its summer conferences in northern California. Re- treats and theological bull sessions Mowed, as did a close fellowship that shared a "world-view" that became the driv- ing force of Eskaton. What emerged is rather astounding. In slightly more than three years of full-time opera- tion, Eskaton has a headquarters in Oakland, Calif., where 18 salaried aides handle a budget that includes four hospitals, two low-cost housing projects and an edu- cational-medical facility in Baja California, Mexico. Eskaton is headed by the Rev. Josh Wilson, a minister in the Disciples of Christ denomination and the main force behind the rise of this unusual organization. Wilson spent more than a decade in Christian education projects, his most successful being the Faith and Life Institute aimed at young people front northern California churches. One discovery from these programs was the fact that a young- ster could learn a year's worth of Christian education in Uiree weeks time! The courses were exciting, high-powered and life-changing. The early shapers of Eskaton hoped to develop an edu- cational facility to advance this work with young people in the churches, but their major opportunity began in the field of health care-the purchase and operation of the American River Hospital in Sacramento in 1968. Housing, health care and are the three major areas of activity for Eskaton. Wilson believes that Western society will spend more and more time, money and energy in these categories of existence. Since the or- ganized church is floundering around, unwilling or unable to expand in these fields, Eskaton is rapidly developing leader- ship and resources to fill the vacuum. As president of the corporation, Wilson has brought together a young staff that shares his vision and matches his enthusiasm. Eskaton is a Greek word (eschaton) meaning "the last days" or "the last times." Josh Wilson and Co. believe we are in the fulfilment of prophecy the end of an age is upon us. For many, this is frightening. For Eskaton, the celebration can begin. Pope Paul Concerned Over Critics CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) Pope Paul voiced con- cern anew over "the prevailing critical attitude in modern times" against the Roman Catholic Church and its au- thority. Addressing visitors for his weekly blessing at his summer residence here, the Pope said this criticism "extends to all sectors in the Catholic religious field." "The Roman Catholic Church's teaching is put in doubt and its authority fre- quently contested and neg- the Pope said. The pontiff said that against this there was a "positive and promising phenomenon consist- ing in a will of renewal, espe- cially among youths." Oldest Manuscript The oldest known manuscript of the Bible was discovered in a convent on Mt. Sinai on the Arabian peninsula. This oldest known Bible (4th century) is antedated only by sections of the Dead Sea Scrolls. CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth St. S. Mrs. Penny Dodd, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME LETHBRIDGE VISlTORS-Rev. ind Mrs. Samuel H. Harms of the West Indies Mission will Lethbridge Alliance Church, Sunday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. The Harms family will present musical selections and Mr. Harms will present pictures of missionary work and a missionary challenge. The Harm s have been engaged in establishing indigenous churches and have ministered in the West Indies islands of St. Lucia, and St. Vincent. The last two terms have been spent in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil. They plan to return to Brazil in November. Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29IH Streol So. Henry Loewen Study Hour a.m.-Worship Service p.m.-Evening Service, followed by Youth Fireside Fellowship. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 10-00 a.m.-Bible Study p.m.-Bible Study JOE COKLEY Minister Phone 328-5781 Worship THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. School Service of Song WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND Good Friday The name of Good Friday for the Friday commemorating the crucifixion of Christ probably arises from the fact that Koman Catholic and other an- cient traditions prescribed that that day be spent in actions which are free from sin. Hence, the proper behavior on EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 327-6113 Pastor; REV. H. J. JOST School IMPORTANCE OF GROWTH" and Mrs. Selmer Hanson, outgoing missionaries to Phillippines will be with us. A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church 2nd Ave. A and 18th St. N. Pastor: REV. L. MULDER 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' N. SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th WORSHIP SERVICES R. Koops Guest Minister Service Rev. L. Mulder. Rev. R. Koops, officiating Rock Gospel For The Deaf WASHINGTON, D.C. Stu-j dents at Gallaudet College here, the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf, have discovered rock gospel music. Pastor Daniel Pokorny, Lu- theran Church-Missouri Synod chaplain at the school, recently found that deaf students enjoy and could participate in folk concerts. With Father Rudy Gawlik, Roman Catholic chaplain, Pokorny developed a series of Parish Churches Put Up For Sale LONDON (Reuters) About 23 English parish churches, for- mally declared redundant by Church of England authorities, may be put on sale and interest in the buildings already has teen expressed by people in Canada and Australia, the church commissioners reported. A spokesman for the commis- sioners said the redundancy was a r'esult of population move- ment. There had been several enqui- ries about the churches follow- ing newspaper reports in Can- ada and Australia that they would be put on sale, he said. The Church of Jesus 1912 10th Avenue South 1st Ward of Latter E Priesthood Sunday Meeting School a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Saints Sacrament Meeting p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. 3rd Ward 4th Ward 2808 28lh Street a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. 6th Avenue 'A' and 23rd Street Nmlh 2nd 5th Ward 6th Ward Elders 1202 3rd Avenue 5. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister p.m. Evening Service Guest Minister REV. SAM HARMS BRAZIL, SOUTH AMERICA (WEST INDIES MISSION) Mission Pictures Music Sunday School Morning Service "REPENTANCE A CHANGE OF MIND" DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 rock gospel concerts, the first of which was presented to the student body last December. Through signing and singing, the two young chaplains and a rock group interpret gospel and folk music for the deaf, "Rock Gospel" will be one program in a ten-part televi- sion series, "The Quiet cam- designed to give the hear- ing world an insight into the world of the deaf. Clirist Jesus taught his followers: "Love your enemies, Mess them that curse you, do good to them that hate yoiij and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you If everyone would fulfill the promise of his teaching, and express the love and intelligence that Jesus did, we. would have peace on earth. If this sounds meaningful to you, visit our public testimony meeting this week. It could help you find your own peace. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE WEDNESDAY EVENING TESTIMONY MEETINGS 'Wednesday, p.m. Sunday Service af 11 a.m. Sunday School a.m. Reading Room Open Tues., Thtirs. and Sat. except holidays. Noon 2 p.m. 1203 4th Avo. S. LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE 520 7lh Street South REV. W. J. 6AMBIE, PASTOR a.m.-Sunday School with classes for all ages Worship Service p.m.-Service of Evangelism 10-30 p.m.-Listen to "THE SUNSHINE EVANGEL HOUR" CJOC 1220 kc Wednesday, 8 and Bible btudy Friday, Ambassadors Service "A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU" CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5th Ave. St. S. a.m.-Morning Service Evening Service REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Phone 327-8827 Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School 11-00 Worship Subject: "AT EASE IN ZION" EVENING SERVICE p.m.-Subject "GOD'S ULTIMATE TO. fflNEVEY" MID-WEEK ACTIVITIES WEDNESDAY Service FRIDAY Night A Friendly Welcome Awaits You THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) IIIIT Corner 4th SAINT AUGUSTINE S and llth Street South Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Choirmaster and Organist: B. G. Barrow, A.T.C.M. Holy Communion (Said) a.m.-Morning 'Prayer, Senior and St. Monicas Choirs. Preacher: The Very Rev. D. A. Ford (Nursery Provided) Coffee Hour will follow the service. MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, September 3rd, a.m. Holy Communion Sunday School registration Beginners September 6th, Primary and Senior September 13th. ST. MARY THE VIRGIN S5 KlT RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., l.Th. FOURTEENTH AFTER TRINITY Eucharist Tuesday St. Giles a.m. Eucharist Saturday p.m. Preparation St. Andrew's Service (Nursery and Pre-School HN on duty at all times) Service CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 12th Street South Phone 327-0709 REV. E. R. MOODY, B.A., B.D. a.m.-Morning Worship IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 9-00 a m.-Sunday School and Bible Class a.m.-Morning Worship Service with Holy Communion Lutheran Church of the Good Sheperd ELCC 11th Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON Sunday School a.m.-Worship Service Communion First Sunday Each Month _ _ listen to the Lutheran Hour-Sunduy a.m. CFAC Calgary THE UNITED CHURCH OF CAMADA A UNION Of PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES -FRCS President 'of Alberto Conferenm REV L BRIAN JONES, tethbndge Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT M 1 Director- Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus, Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th, 1970 ESSENCE OF The Rev L. Brian Jones of McKUlop United will conduct the service and preach Music Senior Choir Anthem: "0 HOLY SPIRIT GOD OF Eaton. Baby Sitting Services are McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave. and 24lh St. S. Minister: Rev. L. Brian Jones, M.A.. B.D. Choir Director: Mr. F. H. Ward Organist: Mr. J. E. Longford SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th, 1970 The congregation of McKUlop United Church is uniting with the congregation at South- minster for the month of August with the minister, the Rev. L. Brian Jones in charge. EVERYONE WELCOME _ Corner of 5th Avenue and 13th' Street North Uini.tpr- REV R. E. (Ted) ESKDALE WE. MR. H. VAN EGTEREN Organist: MRS. J. L. (LOIS) LEES SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th, 1970 Divine Worship Mr. Eskdale preaching. NO SUNDAY SCHOOL A CITY CHURCH WITH A RURAL WELCOME! PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South A N D Hope REFORMED CHURCH (Reformed Church in America) 1505 6th Avenue Soulh COME TO WORSHIP First Baptist CHURCH 1614 ith AVENUE SOUTH Rev. L. D. Hantinson of St. Andrew's preaching Organist: Mrs. Marilyn Sinclair, A.R.C.T., R.M.T. COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES a.m.-Breakfast and Rally Day Service in First Baptist lower hall. 10-30 a Church School at St. Andrew's TAKE A LOOK AT OUR HOME" (Broadcast CJOC) Service in First Baptist ChuKh A VALUABLE ASSET" Service in Hope Reformed Church EVERYONE WELCOME DEPART TO SERVE ;