Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
_ THt UTHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, December 1, 1971 Christian Church moves gradually toward centre By KIOV. DAVID POLING A CERTAIN' and peace is settling in on the Chris- tian community and it accom- panies its move toward the centre. The signals of this mood we com inn from many direc- tions. They are in the actions and words of church- men. It is evident in the pro- gramming of the religious or- ganizations. It is seen in the lit- erature and liturgy of the peo- ple. It is happening and welcome. All this follows a long decade of confrontation and conflict for our institutions in Western civil- ization. The church has been in on much of this by the nature of its mandate: people. The poor, the lonely, the disad- vantaged. The young going to war. The old going into debt. Moral questions are always the best ones to solve, but usually carry high risk. Controversy finally settles upon people, join- ing, tearing, hurting and divid- ing. The cuts and wounds of social change have been borne by UK church not always on time, nor everywhere effective, but nevertheless absorbed. The warnings of the conservatives Anglican seen only TORONTO (CP) Most Rev.. E. W. Scott, Primate of the An- glican Church of Canada, says it's only a matter of time before the Canadian church ordains its first woman priest. Ho was commenting Tuesday on an editorial in the church's national publication, Canadian Churchman, calling for admis- sion of women to the priesthood. The December issue editorial urges the Canadian church to follow the example of the Angli- can bishop of I long Kong, who last Sunday ordained two women. The archbishop said he had no objections personally to ordina- tion of women, but there are others in the church "whose feelings must be taken seri- ously." The editorial, written by Rev. Hugh McCullum, editor of the Canadian Churchman, said in part: "It really shouldn't be a big deal at alt if we reject discrimi- nation, despite obscure argu- ments advanced by male theolo- gians. Their dubious reasoning that Jesus never intended women to be part of the so- called sacred ministry or some of the apostles would have been females can no longer be taken seriously. THREATENS NO ONE "Ordination of woman, like recognition o! their equality in any other sphere of life, should threaten no one, least of all males, for it mav serve to liber- ate them as well." The editorial points out that the next logical step would be women as priests as matter of lime consecration of woman bishops, i "but knowing the tortoise-like i pace of all institutional churches, it may take another years." Professor Eugene Fair- weather of Trinity College here, one of the Canadian church's leading theologians, said the church might benefit considera- bly if women were ordained priests. "My own view is that there are no cogent theological rea- sons against he sfll. "The basic problem is one of ecumen- ical relations. "We are in serious dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church, which does not yet or- dain women. Anything is done should be in consultation with them." CENTRAL I CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth St. S. Mr. D. Maisey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Family Sen-ice a.m. (Worship service (or adults S.S. Classes for Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME Converts movie stars to Judaism HOLLYWOOD CAP) Rabbi j Max Nussbaum thumbs through Variety occasionally, watches TV anil movies to spot members of his congregation and has been the counsellor involved in con- versions of several celebrities to Judaism. The white-haired scholarly Nussbaum is rabbi to many members of the movie set. Many Jewish entertainers and movie executives go to him when they're considering di- vorce or marriage. "Sometimes I'm even called in to counsel non-Jews in the industry with marital he says. He has guided some of the most publicized conversions of Christian entertainers to Juda- ism. EUzabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., Davis's former wife, Mai Brill, and most recently ac- tress Martha Hyer have become Jews after study with Nuss- baum. Nussbaum, head of Temple Is- rael of Hollywood, an unpreten- tious edifice on Hollywood Bou- levard a few blocks from Grau- man's Chinese Theatre, claims it's the at- tracts celebrities. But others say that's not the whole story. BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School REWARD OF THE SAINTS" Speaker Mr. A. Bennett Wednesday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here! "He attracts people in the in- dustry because he understands the fallibility of says Lester Ziffren, president of the congregation and lawyer for movie figures. The temple is affiliated with the reform branch of Judaism, a more liberal wing than the orthodox or conservative branclws. Reform Judaism eliminates such traditional accoutrements as skullcaps and prayer shawls: the services are briefer and mostly in English. The today-orienled philosophy often attracts converts, says Nussbaum. However, conver- sions to Judaism are still about a year in the United States. "We do not go after con- says Nussbaum. "The Jewish religion does not allow such missionary work. But when someone comes to us and we find that it is sincere, our doors are open." A key catalyst to conversion, though, remains marriage. "It keeps peace in the says one Hollywood executive who has seen many such con- versions at the temple. and the threats of the radicals have at least brought this con- clusion: a movement toward the centre. And at the centre, there is genuine quiet, peace and fellowship. The thought and actions of certain individuals tell the whole story, the move toward the centre. Father Malcolm Boyd, the prominent Episcopal priest, may be the best exam- ple of this shift in gears. Boyd has been an honest participant in almost every round of social change to descend upon the Christian camp. Sometimes he was out on the front lines of civil rights, then Black Power, then Vietnam, the whole works. His books are widely read. He gets the big fee on campus talk shows. He is with it, as far as the front lines go, and his mood is much worth considering: Head toward Ihe centre. Writing in a recent issue of "Christianity and Boyd confesses to a new perspective, a different beat. The clenched fist, in the air has the look of a question mark: "I get belly laughs from hard, humorless people whose maca- bre intensity rattles pictures in the hallway and scares the dog I am chased headlong back into history by those who pro- fess simply 'now' as their alpha and omega. Zealots shouting 'love' with hate in their eyes have horsewhipped me into the arms of gentleness." Boyd knows all the slogans, all the tactics of confrontation, all the pleas for radical action. He rejects this by observing: "I have learned that the fun- damental prerequisite of any contribution I can make to world peace is the establish- ment of equilibrium at the centre of my otvn life. I have found that the initial, essential way I can bring love to suffer- ing, agonizing and loveless masses of humanity is to be- come a human being who freely gives and receives love." He closes by sounding the theme which has softly touched the Christian church every- where: "The collective centre comprises individual parts, in- cluding my own, that can be predicated en the resolute search for reality and nourish- ment of hope." The movement toward the centre will have wide and gen- erous support in the Christian household. Social action, theo- logy, and personal religious de- velopment are vitally affected. And there are many who would add, that Jie direction toward the centre is not the initiative of man but the movement of the Holy Spirit. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) P rocess non THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. Special Guest: BRIG. FRANK WATSON OF TORONTO School Service Service A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU! NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1402 8 Ave. N. The Evongelical Church In Canada PASTORS: N. W. HEEBNER O. PAHl School Worship Fellowship Everybody Welcome! arrives TORONTO (CP) The minis- ters of the Church of the Final Judgment have begun their mis- sion in cities of southern On- tario but their linking of Christ and Satan puzzles many a Christian. Wearing long black capoe, black shoes and with hair flow- ing to their waisls, they are roaming the streets of Toronto. Hamilton, Peterborough, Ot- tawa, Windsor and even Mont- real. They preach what they call the Process religion in which the devil is the central figure. Through love, Christ and Eaian have resolved their conflicts and are coming together for The End, says Brother Lars, one of tho Toronto-based minis- ters. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH at the Corner of 5th Ave. 18th St. N. Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pre Millennial Soul-Winning New Testament Baptist Church K. D. OtDFIELD, Pastor PHONE 328-6178 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S.. SUNDAY "The TRUTH That HEALS" School Service "GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR" WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM Noon p.m. Open Tucs., Thurs., Sat. The sect was founded in Brit- ain eight years ago, and since then chapters have been estab- lished in Europe and on thi? continent in Boston, New Orle- ans, Chicago and Toronto. "Tlie unity of Christ and Satan will bring about a new beginning, and the end of the world as we know he said in an interview. Solomon's reign was 40 years It is not known when King Solomon came to the Ihrone as king of all Israel, but the Bible uses tho round <10 when speaking of the length of his reign. FACTS 1202 3rd Avcnun S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE SERVICE DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 Tho ladybird or ladybtiff 5s a bright colored beetiu which became the first out- standing example of a nat- ural enemy controlling a jiesl. Thf! World Almanac notes lhat in ladybirds were imported from Aus- tralia to California to corn- hat the cottony cushion scale, accidentally im- ported from Australia, and .ire credited with saving California's citrus industry. lakeview Brethren Church 1509.29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI., Co-ordinator Ph. 345-3335 School Service Service EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-6113 Pastor, REV. H. JOST a.m.-THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR. Service "WHY GOD STEPPED DOWN" p.m.-Evcning Service: "SALVATION IS LIFE" A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 list Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service WEDNESDAY p.m.-Bible Study NORMAN FISK, EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour tonight at over CHEC radio. Dr. Nederhood will speak on the subject: Pakistani Christmas. This is a program related to the coming of Christ and some of the grave events of 1971. It is a call to a proper evaluation of Jesus who comes in judgment over our world and our lives. Merry Christ- mas? The Christian Reformed church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Classes for all ages Worship. Service. Mid Week Services As Usual A Friendly Welcome Awaits You CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SAIVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: T. W. Rovcroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th 51. 5. Service Service 'Bethel Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12lh Street South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Service and Holy Communion IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Rei. with Communion School and Bible Class Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 2y4th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON School Service ____________Communion First Sunday of Each MonUl Listen to the tutheron a.m. CFAC Calgary St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY vs FAITH" CHRISTIAN VIEW OF MAN" Church School: All Classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and Kindergarten during church hour also. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Avenue South Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist: MR. GORDON CAMPBELL School for all ages. GOD GAVE" (Advent Meditation) Communion and Reception of Members MAN CAN GIVE" (Advent Meditation) Wednesday Mid-Week Prayer Service EVERYONE WELCOME u D THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Street South REV. RUDY MANTIK, Youth Minister Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. School With Classes for all ages Worship Communion Service p.m.--Service of Evangelism Subject "UNSTOPPING THE WELLS" Wed. Prayer Meeting in Church base- ment. Wed. and Bible Study in the home of Mrs. Esther Vik, 530-7th St. S. Fridav Ambassadors Youth Service "LETS GROW WITH LETHBRIDGE" Prayer for the sick upon A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU Rector: Rev. R. 1. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood L.T.C.L. Communion Eucharist, St. Monica's Choir Service with Folk Music Beginners department of Church School (Nursery Provided) Communion Nativity Pageant in tile presence of the Right Rev. M. L. God- riman, Bishop of Calgary. By Junior Choir and Church School MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, December Oth, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN and 6th Ave. N. RECTOR; Tho Rovcrcnd Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT Eucharist 10.00 School In Parish Hall. Eucharist of R.U.M. THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A B. B. MOORE, Toronto President of Conference: REV. R. J. THOMSON, Calgary Chairman of Presbytery: REV. KEN JORDAN, Pincher Creek SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1971 SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT FASCINATION OF THE UNKNOWN" MUSIC: Anthems "Gloria in Excelsis Deo." Whitney. "AND THE GLORY OP THE I.OKD''-HandcI CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS Nursery Services Available McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15ih Ave. end 24th St. J. Choir Director: Mr, H. Van Egteren Organist: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1971 of Music Ail choirs participating. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION and Intermediate Depl. (11 to 14 and Primary (to 7 FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue nnd !3lh Street North Minister: REV. R. E. ESKDAtE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK A1CM, DMT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1971 (ADVENT 2) Divine Worship at a.m. Sermon Title: "ADVENT OF All Sunday School sessions will be held at a.m. NURSERY FACILITIES AVAILABLE "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"