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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Dactmbw LEYHBRIDQE BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS Smith Service THE STAR OF OF PROPHECY AND PROMISE. Speaker Mr. W. Pickford Wednesday Class A HEARTY WELCOME AWAIIsi YOU Baptist Church Rev. G. K. Churchill. M.Div. Director of Mr. D. Barry Waterlow L.T.C.L Church School Christmas Program and White Gift Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols Special Music by the Congregational Choir MONDAY. December 24 Eve Service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES RIGHT REV. N. BRUCE Toronto President of Rev. A. Chairman of Rev. T. Medicine Hat SOUTHMINSTER 4th and 11th Jt.S. REV. KENNETH MORRIS B.D. MR. WILLIAM CALDERWOOD M.A. DIRECTOR OF MUSIC-Mr. Wilfred Woolhouse ORGANIST EMERITUS-Mr. A K. Rutland Worship in the Midst of Rev. Kenneth Morris Guest soloist will be Miss Katie Johnson Nursery Service Available There will be no Sunday School December 23 and December 30. Church School will resume January 6th. MONDAY DECEMBER 24th Christmas Eve Service in the Sanctuary with the Morris Family leading in Worship. Christmas Eve Communion Service in Buchanan Chapel with Mckillop and Southminster Congregations Participating. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Servmq Southeast Lethbridge from 24th SI. S. MINISTER REV. BLAKE ANDERSON Choir Mr. H. Van Egteren MRS. C. GREENE DECEMBER 23 Sunday in Advent Miracle of Coffee Hour to Follow NO SUNDAY SCHOOL Monday December p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service Conducted by Hi-C Group Communion in Buchanan Chapel iCJHRISTIAN a.m.-Junior Department and Intermediate Department j a.m.-Kindergarten ana o Primary Department 2 and Nursery for tiny tots is available at the service FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Street North MINISTER- REV KEN JORDAN B A B D Director of Music MRS DOROTHY GLOCK RMT SUNDAY. DECEMBER 23 ADVENT IV Worship Senior Choir Cantata a For Babies and Tiny Tots CHRISTMAS EVE of Candle Lighting and Carols CHINOOK CO-OPERATIVE PARISH REV. ALBERT BALDEO COALDALE REV. JAMES RUXTON CARDSTON W. M.A. Southminster Barons Nobleford Picture Butte Iron Springs MORNING WORSHIP BARONS a.m. RAYMOND a.m. COALDALE a.m. NOBLEFORD a.m MAGRATH a.m. PICTURE BUTTE a.m. IRON SPRINGS a.m. CARDSTON a.m. Lots of room at the inn The bells of the Greek Orthodox monastery in Bethlehem overlook a church housing scene of Christ's birthplace. Fear of violence has kept many pilgrims away from Israel this Christmas. Absent pilgrims hurt Bethlehem's prosperity By HUGH MULLIGAN BETHLEHEM The trouble with Christmas in Christ's hometown this year is that there's all kinds of room at the inn and only an uneasy ceasefire for men of good will. were fully booked for the holidays and now we are fully cancelled. The hotel is lamented Said innkeeper of the 27- room Palace Hotel in Manager Square. a Christian Arab from Amman. the situa- tion continues much it will be a disaster for the peo- ple of Bethlehem. Without without the town is Outside Said's hotel Elias Friej. the mayor of supervised the stringing of colored Christmas llrrlltc. twnrrt ihn fhlixrlh nf ttld ItgllvO livum HIV- ..nv- Nativity to the Israeli police station and on across to the new tourist shopping centre. wise men followed the star to and now the whole world watches on the mayor said. Franciscan Friar Vitale Ga- custodian of the cave be- neath the massive basilica that Christians venerate as the spot where Christ was big groups of pilgrims have come from Spain and France and Italy as in other years. People are afraid to come. They read about a hand grenade ex- ploding in the old city of Jerusalem and they decide to stay at home and RE-ENACT GOSPEL Father Gabin gently lifted and dusted the doll-like statue of the Infant Jesus to be carried in the midnight procession to re-enact St. Luke's gospel. she brought forth her first-born and wrapped Him in a swaddling and laid Him in a because there was no room for them in the Father a splen- did bearded Greek tested the big electric Christ- mas star that perched on the roof of the Greek Orthodox wing of The Nativity Church. there is a real we will have people in the he almost chanted the words. not the hippies from the kibbutzes will sing the The three sects still share guardianship of the nativity carefully alloting the number of votive lamps and celebrating their separate 25 for the Latin Jan. for the Greek and Jan. 18 for the feuding has died to an oc- casional argument since Pope Paul visited Bethlehem in 1964. Bethlehem has a population of almost equally divid- ed between Christian and Moslem Arabs. This does not include the Palestinian refugees living in the wretch- ed camps just beyond the tomb of Rachel. Some still dwell in caves as humble as the one that sheltered the Holy Family. There was no fighting in the city in the October East war under Israeli occupation and military rule since the 1967 there have been no major terrorist incidents. AFFECTS BUSINESS Business was bad all up and down Star Street. In the Star Pigs Butchery only one cus- an old woman jingling with Bedouin haggled over a kilo of spicy Arabic sausages. Under a sign Shop. Genuine three bearded Bedouin farmers gravely awaited a decision from Khali 1 Shahin Kando on some coins they had found. unlike remains unspoiled by the ravaging developers. There are no high rise no ugly blocks of modern no six-lane highways. Even if The God- father is playing in Arabic at the local movie there is a timeless tranquility about the terraced old town with its silver flashing olive groves and green valleys still visited by shepherds. The gospel past of shepherds tending their flocks on a frosty night still lives in but the wars of to- day are never far away. Just across from the Well of the where legend says the Wise Men found the is the monument to an Israeli Mirage pilot who flamed to earth like a falling star in the 1967 war. Over the next hill are the still shattered buildings and bunkers of a kibbutz that has been overrun four times since the 1948 war. Behind Rachel's tomb is the grave of an Egyp- tian commando killed by his own men in the 1948 war because he didn't know the new password. Bethlehem has its own way of coping with the present without surrendering too much of its past. The wood- carvers who fashion the nativity scenes from olive wood used to do a good business with Saracen vs. Crusader chess sets. Now they do the same number with Arabs and Israelis. The white king wears an eyepatch. His opponent in brown olive wood wears King Faisal's disturb- ing smile. Sociologists probe visual encounters LAKEVIEW MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 15 Ave. 4 29 St. So. Phone 327-5854 PASTOR REV. HENRY UNRAU 329-3542 Rm. WHERE THE LORD'lS LOVED AND PEOPLE ARE a'.m. Sunday School MIRACLE OF CHRIST'S Christmas Sunday School Program CHRISTMAS 25 SPECIAL SERVICE a.m. to a.m. NEW YORK rare some Christian believers report visual encounters with Jesus. Studies of the phenomenon by two Swedish sociologists have turned up some consistent characteristics about it. The Berndt Gustafsson and Gunnar Hiller- dal of the Institute of Religious report that interviews with about 20 people who claim such ex- periences show that they usually describe Jesus in similar terms. God belief declining PARIS Fifty- three per cent of the popula- tion are convinced that belief in God is on the decline in predominantly Roman Catholic France an opinion poll published here today says. the published in the newspaper says most people interviewed attributed this decline to permissiveness in society Although the majority said religion is becoming a less im- portant factor in 89 per cent of those interviewed said they will have their children baptized. fHEOPHILUS---1 PresenteoDy The Church Of Christ DO BANGS MAKE BOYS UNHAPPY OR IS IT THAT JUST UNHAPPY BOYS CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 2UI S. Donald R Evangelist Bible Study 10 a m 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. 7.30 p.m. For Information and Study 328-0973 or 32S-OSS5 EVERYONE WELCOME Most of them say they saw Him as a figure with sparkling eyes and many said He blessed them with outstretched the sociologists said. They said most of the reported en- counters took place in people's own a few while they were at but none in church. The findings are among numerous recent reports of research touching on religion. One of by Dr. George W. Comstock of the Johns Hopkins school of hygiene and public did so only ac- cidentally without intending to do so. Coincidence or the analysis or replies to socio-economic questionnaires found that men who did not go to church regularly were twice as likely to have heart attacks as those who went once a week or more. RELIGIOUS HAPPIER In a similar a study of consumer attitudes done some time ago by a public relations firm. Batten. Barton. Dur- stine and Osborn. found that religious people are than non-religious people. The findings singled out eight different elements connected with with religion found to be the most highly correlated and people claiming to be mostly likely to be Another indicating that religious belief remains about as high as was made by Kansas City Star. In telephone interviews with 281 persons in that heartland representing a broad range in age and the Star's religion editor Helen T. Gott found that 96.1 per cent believe in God. MOST BELIEVERS Only one per cent did not believe and 3.2 per cent were uncertain. The high propor- tion of belief is about the same years in for more than 20 similar both regional and national. Are pastoral visits to the iionicS 01 Ciiurcu Oicfiiuers go- ing out of To find another religion Andrew Wallace of Philadelphia last fall sampled local clergy. He found that although ministers still make personal calls on members who are ill or in they generally don't attempt to visit all members of their congregations. large it's impossible said one pastor. Rev. Martin C. Wisznat of Philadelphia's St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Bethlen Presbyterian Church 1014-IOth AVMIM North Minister Rov. M.lh. Organm-MlM Vivian Toth Hungarian Worship a.m. Sunday School a.m. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE AND CHRISTMAS PAGEA'NT p.m. Lethbridge Christian Wormed Church Invites you to'listen to the Back to God Hour every Sunday night at p.n over CHEC Radio THE MOOD OF CHRISTMAS Is a special program of music and reflection that highlights the thoughts of Mary as she responded to the miracle of the Virgin Birth. LISTEN TO THIS BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM. The Christian Reformed Church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. North in the city 'Services at '10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially NEW HOPE CENTRE 15016thAve. S. Phone 329-3011 lA CHARISMATIC COMMUNICATION CENTRE p.m. Fellowship Rally NICK Missionary Statesman from Taiwan Padre to Taiwan President and to the largest University in Free China will speak and show unigue slides of his work on the edge of the Bambo Curtain KRUSHNITSKY will speak again Hazell shares a Seasonal Message MEN STILL SEEK 6 23rd ST. N. YOU IS Children's Sunday School through Children's Art Forms Music Provided by FISH MORNING SERVICE- a.m. IS PROVIDED 1 a D S3 n H THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Corner 4th Avenue and 11th Street South REVEREND L FRANK BAST B.Rector REVEREND DEREK L Curate DENNIS A Mus. T C.L A.R C 0 Organist and Choirmaster a.m.-Holy Communion a.m.-Holy Communion Senior Choir All Departments of Church School of Nine Lessons and Senior Choir CHRISTMAS Eucahrist CHRISTMAS Communion CHRISTMAS Eucharist DECEMBER Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN Corner 12th St. C 6th N. Rector- The Reverend Canon Robert W. B.A. Lth. FORTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT School in Parish Hall Eucharist MID WEEK SERVICES Stephen a.m. Eucharist John a.m. Eucahrist Innocents a.m. Eucahrist LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH D. Ooldtmlth 1202-3 So. a.m. FAMILY SUNDAY SCHOOL p.m. CHINESE SERVICES 11.00- THEN AND SHALL COME A CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIS' EVERYONE Sunday Sacrament a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. 28th St. and Scenic a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. 2223 Ave. -A- N. gj a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. 2808 28th St. S. p.m. ;