Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
28 THE LOTHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, Decomber 11, 1971 Challenges cannot distort H a H By I1KV. DAVID I'OI.IXG i cr has laid the overheat! church low indeed. and conflict in the household of faith. The resulting trend, from our viewpoint, is a n-lnvii to the Centre- where neither the co- ercion of the conservatives, nor the intimidation of tho radicals Foreman, Reis loipez Tijerina and Ins Alianza move m n t among Chicar.os are three that come to mind. Some received cash. Others others can distort the witness of lire great majority. have noted term loan-v these worthy social ef- that such social activists Malcolm Boul freely admit that the move to the Centre is both forts may have quite a differ- ent reception on the local level welcome and necessary. compared to the national as- Therc is of course, a mood, scmbly or agency that All- an attitude, a working philoso- ppes monies from the par- phv within the ranks that die- ishes. Someone's social reform- at this direction. It has been may be someone else s gang- Whon tho IT n 1 Q n n a 1 building for some years and recent sparks touched off the explosion that has been waiting [or the right moment.: 11 Economic depression: Call it recession, rollim: adjustment, economic game plan, any cli- che can surface but the end re suit has been a sleep decline in cash for national church treas- uries. The "overhead church" which, for mnny denominations, meant a national headquarters staff that had become too hip. and too unaccountable. (he dollars stopped, many boards and agencies were prac- ticallv out of Church missions, new church develop- ment, mass media projects, health care programs gof the ax. Within the next H' months most major drnominatiopc will have had their most severe or- ganizational shake up in this ceased and the economic crush- ster. When the Episcopal Church of New Mexico and South west Texas announced gifts of to activist or- ganizations within their district, ti.cy included to the Black Berets of Albuquerque. The reaction to the latter gift, generated opposition from even the bishop in Santa Fe, C. 3. Kinsolving. The bishop argued unsucuess fully against the grant, noting that the Black Berets "claim the right to bear arms, for self defense and to aid their struggle." National, even regional agencies will find it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to direct funds into local parishes if those same congregations do net have the right of consultation and par- ticipation. Or, yes. veto. 3) Geography: The return to the Centre is essentially the rise of the local parish. Wher- ever that may be, it most cer- tainly is not in New York and Washington, B.C. There is sub- stantial and constant suspicion of headquarters personalities and agencies that operate out of the cities mentioned. Under dis- cussion for the Presbyterians is a shift of staff and headquar- ters from Philadelphia and New York to some midwestcrn city. It would almost be a manda- tory move if the United Pres- byterians and the Southern Presbyterians should suddenly vote to accept merger. It makes economic sense in regard to travel and proximity to the lo- cal church. There are more Presbyterians in California than New York and many more in St. Louis than in Washington D.C. The church is moving toward the Centre. Your church and mine. And the Centre is the lo- cal congregation, the source of direction and financial power in the immediate years ahead (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) to keep Ky GEORGE CORNELL AP Religious Writer NEW YORK (AP) Three ravelling salesmen, chatting one night in a Janesville, Wis., hotel lobby, started the idea. Today, 72 years later, it is a worldwide movement of 33.500 men. making the Bible handy for people away from home. "It's a tremendously growing 's lui't i challenge." says II. A. Hender- hiring son Tenn., execu- need DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES as a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS tive director of Gideons Interna- tional, made up of business and professional men of various Protestant denominations. Although its distribution of Bi- bles has tripled in the last dec- ade, its membership doubled anr' its budget quadrupled, it re- cently has been unable to match the expanding need both to re- Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29lh Street So. H. P. NIKKEI., Co-ordinator Ph. 345 3335 School Service 7.IX) Contata "BOHN A Also mass choir will do excerpts Irem Handel's Messiah. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH at the Corner of 5th Ave. and 18th St. N. Sunday a.m. Mcrning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pre Millennial Soul-Winning New Testament Boplist Church K. 0. OtDFIElD, Pastor PHONE 328-6178 place worn or pilfered books and to stock the fast-increasing new motel rooms. "Frankly, we just haven't been able to keep up.'' Hender- son said in an interview. "But we're constantly working to get our members to beat the bushes and try to catch up with the huge growth in opportunities." "It's a never-ending said Henderson, 49, a Presby- terian, and the Gideons' opera- tional executive for 15 years. But the "spiritual fruits" are great, he added, citing the con- stant flow of letters from travel- lers and others, telling of lives enriched by the book left for them to read. Besides seeking to keep a Bible in every hotel and motel room in the land, the interde- nominational organization also supplies Bibles in airliners, prison cells, physicians' offices, 1 hospitals, to military personnel, nurses and school teachers. It also now operates in 87 foreign countries. Last year, it distributed 7.8 million Bibles and Testaments, up 8.3 per cent from the year i before, and three times as many as 10 years ago. The total since its founding passed 100 million in August. As the program has grown there also have been new prob- lems, including 'opposition to distributing Bibles in some Mos- lem and Buddhist countries, anc in a few cases, to U.S. grade and high school children. Besides stocking new hotel and motel rooms, which gener- ally is given priority, the Gid- eons also aim to replace Bibles in rooms previously stockct every seven years, which is re- garded the book's standard life span, due to wear and pilferage MOST ARE SALESMEN The Gideons are organizec into local "camps" in the U.S.. so called in memory of their namesake, the Biblica leader whose small band triumphed over a huge arrm through daring and faith. They must he active church mem bers. committed to witnessing personally to Jesus. About s third of them still are travelling salesmen, although other busi ness and professional men, doc- tors, lawyers and professors, now are included. They themselves contribute 40 per cent of the organization's budget, now million an- nually, raising about 60 per cent of it through contributions from local churches. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Avt. S. SUNDAY Sti'dy Service WEDNESDAY Study 328-2708 or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour tonight at over CHEC radio. Dr. Ncderhood will speak on the subject: Questions Christmas answers. Somehow we cannot shake a feeling that God docs not understand what we go through. After all, He has not lived as we have. But Christmas contradicts this feeling: it tells us God has lived. That is the good News for all in this season. The Christian Reformed church is located at 2nd Ave. 'A' North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 2th Ave. and Mayor Mogroth Phoni 327-6113 Pastor, REV. H. J. JOST SUNDAY SCHOOL HOUR 11-00 WORSHIP SERVICE "GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY" 7-30 p.m-THE SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE "HISTORY'S GLORIOUS GLOBAL CLIMAX" Dec 21st 8 p.m CHRISTMAS CANTATA "LOVE TRANSCENDING." The greatest story of the ages. Everyone Welcome! A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Classes for all ages Worship. p.m.-Service of Songs by the Carol Choir Mid Week Services As Usual A Friendly Welcome Awaits You St. Andrew's Envoy to Vatican f useful' PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR.' W. VANDERKOOY 11-00 COME 0 COME IMMANUEL" TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN" Church School: All Classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and Kindergarten during church hour also. NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada PASTORS: N. W. HEEBNER O. PAHL School Fellowship Everybody Welcome! THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. Service and Carols Evening Service) A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU! ..I Eetkel Baptist Churck 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR a.m.--Moniing Worship Worship BRANDON, Man. fCP) Dr. i John E. Bobbins, the former I Brandon University president i who became Canada's first am- 'Ifcassador to the Vatican, says I his job so far has been "very useful" to Canada. i i Since he opened the Canadian j Embassy Jan. 1. 1970, he has i! been in close touch with the j pontifical commission of five I cardinals that runs the 108.7- acre state and the Vatican's world-wide network of contacts. Interviewed on home leave, Dr. Robbins said: "We have been trying to find cut what (lie Vatican is thinking and doing in international r.f- fairs. to find out what Canada should be thinking and doing. "On issues on which the Cana- dian government has firmly es- tablished lines of policy, we try to find cut if the Vatican policy and our policy differ, artf if they do, we try to sell them the Canadian viewpoint." There were some differences between Canada and the Vati- can over whom to support, in the Nigcria-Biafra clash but there really hadn't been a case since where Canada and the Vatican have been pulling in different directions. Dr. nobbins ssid Oltawa has consulted the. Vatican on mat- ters ranging from the strife in Northern Ireland to the reported torture of political prisoners. nuns and priests among them, in Brazil. The Middle East conflict has been a matter of "great con- com" to both Ottawa and tho 11 Vatican. "This subject has held more of our attention than any j other." i The embassy under Dr. "Rob- bins' direction also locks after! Canada's growing interest in Latin America, a continent' where the Vatican has elaborate sources. 11 "Canada can find out which 11 Latin American governments are stable enough for us fo channel our foreign aid to and which ones are not. so that wo can restrict our aid to private charitable religious organiza- tions." Dr. Robbins' office is staffed by three Canadian officials and three Italians and operates on an annual budget of about below the usual cost of new Canadian missions Dr. Robbins and his wife. whose cider son is studying classical languages and music in Florence, live in a villa in Home, next to a mansion owned by film star Marcello Mas- troi.inni. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth St. S. Mr. D. Moisey, Organist I J. R. CHAPMAN. Minister Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults 'S.S. Classes for Children) 1 EVERYBODY WELCOME 1614 5th Avenue South Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., Organist: MR. GORDON CAMPBEtl School for all ages. CHORAL SERVICE First Baptist Choir and Headers Lunch Church Family Supper followed by Sunday School Christmas Program EVERYONE WELCOME THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S .S'nASH Dec. 19th SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 7 p.m. 1J02 3rtl Avi-niM! b. Mmisrrrv D. GOLDSMITH I. k'SCSTINSKi SUNDAY SCHOOL lliOO-MORNING SERVICE SERVICE DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY "The THUTTI That HEALS" School .Service "GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN" WEDNbSDAY Meeting READING ROOM Noon p.m. Open TIICS.. Thiirs.. Sat. Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisvield, 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. Holy Communion Holy Communion (Said) Morning Prayer, Senior Choir, Cherub Choir (Nursery facilities) All department of Church School MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, December 16th, Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN C00nr- Tho Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, (.A., Ulh. THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT Eucharist School In Pnrish Hall. Eucharist Vestry. Ember p.m. Eucharist Ember a.m. Eucharist p.m. Prcparalion for Communion. BEREAN CHRISJADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School KINGDOM COME 0 LORD" Speaker-Mr. W. Pickford. Wednesday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Herat CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pailor: Rtv. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5lh Ave. and 13th St. S. Service Service LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE RtV. W. I. GAMBLE, PASTOR 7th Street South REV. RUDY MANTIK, Youth Minister Home of the Sunshine Evangel Honr Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. School With Classes for all ages Worship of Evangelism AND TRUTH" Wed. Annual Congregational Dinner Salvation Army Citadel. Friday School Christmas Program ALL ARE WELCOME! Prayer for the sick upon A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Phone 327-070? PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6lh Avenue and 18th Street S. Miniiler W. F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Dei. School and Bible Class Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR AtBERT OLSON Sunday School Classes a.m.-FAMILY WORSHIP WITH DEDICATION SERVICE AND ACCEPTANCE OF NEW MEMBERS. noon-SHORT BUSINESS MEETING DINNER FOR ALL WHO CAN STAY DRAMA BY LUTHER LEAGUERS COME AND SHARE THIS SPECIAL DAY WITH US Ultin to Lutrwcm Hour-Sunday a.m. CFAC Coljory 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. EUIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhoust Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Rutland SUNDAY, DEC. 12th, 1971 THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT H. B. Christmas! Cry TV Presentation. MUSIC: Praises to the Newborn King." Litten 11-00 a School in all departments. NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE Dec. 19th at p.m. the Senior Choir will present the Christmas portions of the Messiah with Guest Soloists and members of the Baptist Church Choir. Senior Choir will he performing Part I of Handel's Messiah in the Sanctuary. CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS Nursery Services Available McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH StrvinO Southeast lethbridge from 15th AVB. and St. t. Choir Director: Mr. H. Von Eote-ren Organist: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, DEC. 12th, 1971 "BORN OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT" Rev. C. H. Parkes. Service of Baptism Presentation fo White Gifts. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION and Intermediate Dept. (8 to 14 and Primary do 7 FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13lh Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDAIE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY GIOCK ATCM, DMT SUNDAY, DEC. 12ih, 1971 (ADVENT 3) DIVINE WORSHIP, at a.m. SERMON TITIJ'I- "COMETS, CRIBS-nnd (Mr. Eskdnlc Preaching) "CHRISTMAS PAGEANT" at p.m. presented by the Junior Choir and Separate School Dcpts. in the Sanctuary. ALL WELCOME! All Sunday School sessions will be held at a.m. NURSERY FACILITIES AVAILABLE "A CITY CIMIRCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"