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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LHIIBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 19, 1970 goes on crunch lly IIAYI1I 1'OMXU 'j'HE shake-up in the nam1' church around me urnm. (faction in overseas personnel and a severe limitation "ii new assign mcnts i nearly every denomination that fj. I has ii world missions budget. Although this trend started quietly three or four years ago, the crunch hit like a ton of bricks during the recession of 1970 More than 100 Prcsbyler- Lcikevisw Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. School Service BEREAN CHR1STADELPH1ANS 633 7th St. South of Bread p m School STAR OF THE EAST" W. Pickford Thursday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You CHURCH OF CHRIST medical technicians returned year alone. These cuts will cxcntirmc and the perspective on overseas work faces a new question mark. About a year ago this writer received a. communication from a college classmate who iias served various church or- "iinizations in the Philippines. He sptke of the events we have described, but not in the tone of distress or defeat: "This is a definite period of transition for the church here. New leadership is taking over. There is the urgency for par- ticipating in the national goals of economic and social de- velopment of the Philippines. The final links of dependence on the supporting denomina- tions in the States are weak- ening. "The United Church of Christ, and other churches, too, have their eyes set more clear- ly on their own future as a peo- ple. They look to their own re- sources "for leadership and to their local sources for support. When they need more money than can be found locally, they 2720 2Ut Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Worship WEDNESDAY Study NORMAN FISK Evangelist Phone 328-5781 Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church 2nd Ave. A and 18th St. N. Pastor: REV. I. MUIDER 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' N. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20ih, 1970 Service EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Ave. and Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 327-6113 Pastor: REV. H. -I. JO5T lO'OO School 11-00 a.m.-Christmas Worship Service "FIVE GREAT MYSTERIES" 7-30 p.m.-CHRISTMAS PROGRAM "BOR-N7 TO BE KING." Everyone welcome. Dec. 25th Christmas Day Service at a.m. A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL. Crowsnest Pass United Church Services i While visiting in the Crowsnest Pass attend the church of your choice. i: United Church regular Sunday worship services are at 1 follows: COLEMAN a.m. M BIAIRAAORE a.m. BEtlEVL'E a.m. HILLCREST (Sunday, Dec. 20) p.m. piilpit Mp WINNIPEG (CP) Repre- sentatives of Canada's three Lutheran churches have adopt- ed a statement approving of altar and pulpit fellowship. The declaration came at a meeting here of the joint com- mission on inter-Lutheran rela- tionships. Altai- and pulpit fellowship will permit congregations oi the three churches to hold joint w o r s li i p services, transfer members, commune members oi other Lutheran churches and have an exchange of pulpits. The churches are the Evan- gplieal Lutheran Church of Canada: Tha Lutheran Church in America, Canada Section; and the Lutheran Canada (Missouri Two representatives of the LC-MS, Rev. Albin Stanfel oi Kitchener and Hev. Roy Knoll of St. Catharines, asked to j have negative votes recorded. The meeting recommendec action by the LC-MS with the 1 hope of declaring fellowship with the LCA Canada Section i in 1973. The Evangelical Church already is in fellowship I with both the LC-MS and: the i LCA Canada Section. urn to various world or re- gional agencies for help, in- tead of depending only on Am- rican sources. This situation >as partly been a result of the windling finances in the Uni- ed Slates for work overseas." The Christian community in he Far East, especially in Ko- ea and Hong Kong, has shown musual strength and vitality. These folk are not holding their Di-eath for the next cheque rom the States nor do thsy eel that their program of Christian education and oul- -each is going to collapse with he departure of Americans. Yet a loud and long cheer .hould be offered for the work hat has been demonstrated in he past. Yes, the missionary las deserved a lot of debunk- ug and scorn; often he was a col in a foreign culture and, oo often, a racist looking for cheap help to do the dishes wash Use clothes. Movies dnd novels and. first-hand re- jorts have ably presented that side. But there is another side o this Christian service, and ,he Peace Corps, among other jrograms, owes its spiritual quality to the vision and com- passion of those first Ameri- :ans who brought health and lope to millions. In bis book, "For Instance.' Donald T. Kauffman quotes the .oading secular magazine in India, The Illustrated Weekly of India, and the surprising ar- ticle entitled, "What India Owes Christianity." The Chris- jan investment of lives and ash in this ancient land is staggering. "Christian endeav- or has given India." says the author, "over 150 colleges, 2.171 liigh schools, 214 technical schools, 153 teachers' training schools, 620 hospitals, 670 dis- pensaries, 86 lep rosy centres 713 orphanages, 67 homes for the aged (are you still with 681 hostels and welfare centres, 275 crecnes. 44 agricul- tural settlements, 27 industrial centres, and several institu- tions for the blind, the deaf and the handicapped." A. Soares, who gathered the information, asked a fair question: "Whal other community has done as much for our What happens when the mis- sionaries leave? The work goes on and all the sponsors are lo- cal, lively and loving. (Newspaper Enterprise AssnO ATTEND HC SERVICE SALISBURY, England (AP) A congregation of at tended T hu rs d a y the first Roman Catholic service in the Anglican talhedral here since j the Reformation. Children from I Roman Catholic schools, will i parents and friends, attended the Christmas carol servjce. The Church of Jesus Christ of Lotter Day Saints 1912 101'n Avenue South 1st Ward 3rd Ward 4th Ward 2808 28th University 6lh Avenii 2nd Ward 5th Ward 6ih Ward Elders Street South Ward i -A1 ond 23rd Street North Priesthood Sunday Meeting School a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Sacrament Meeting p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. SCHOOL FROM WISE MEN" SCHOOL PROGRAM Dec, p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE DIAI.-A-THOT 327-4581 CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth St. S. Mr. D. Moisey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME CHURCH FORMED CHURCH (Reformed Church in America) 6tii Avenue South TO WORSHIP Minister REVEREND L. 0. HANKINSON, B.A. Organht Van Her Kooy r.-i a in St. Andrew's SECOND COMING" p.m.-Service in St. Andrew's CiHUSTMA.S 1'AGKANT ''hriMiiias Worilnp unrh School; All rlas-cs from t.ui.-cry to