Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SO THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 26, 1970 stmas scene By DAVID 1'OLI.NG "And the angel said to them, Be not afraid; for be- hold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this (lay in the city of David a Savior v.'ho is Christ the lii-j uhrisiiiuis biuty was so exciting the first time around for it brought hope, sur- prise and change to people in Israel. And the Christian com- munity has never lost that ele- ment of wonder and expect- ancy. Christmas is the annual reminder of this cosmic event hope, surprise and change. From every historical refer- ence in scripture, we know how much the people of Israel were looking for a king. Over the centuries they became disen- chanted with royalty and caught a vision through the prophets, especially Isaiah, of a Saviour who would indeed be long-term, sometimes tired and faded, yet always to reach for new and holy expectations. The coming of Christ was the fulfillment of hope and the racing shepherds believed that Bethlehem was the site of their joy. This same excitement also was expressed by Simeon who greeted Mary and Joseph in the Temple at Jerusalem. Upon seeing the child Jesus, he said: "Mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast pre- pared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Clvristians believe that the Noire Dame University sur- prised the faithful. The young people went all-out in a cam- paign for Notre Dame to play Texas in the Cotton Bowl. Foot- ball fans were sure this was just another grab for postsea- son glory something that Notre Dame had not tradition- ally bring hope, surprise and change to the world. It happens in their own lives and they look for it in others. And Christians should create surprises themselves. Christmas is load- ed with that theme the un- expected gift, the astounding creativity of others. Last year the students of The reliahilitated at KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) "I get high on Jesus. I love that man." For a minister the sentiment is familiar, the way of express- ing it a little strange. But then the man who spoke those words is a little strange, for a minister. Brien Thrasher's parish is the semi-slum area cf Kingston's north end, and here they have grown used to his long hair, Nehru jackets and flare-bot- tomed trousers. When religious sensibilities are upset, it's usually at more- austere churches where he has driven as much as 400 miles to pound tbe message home with the assistance of a hard-rock band. Mr. Thrasher's basic message is: "Fly high." CENTRAt CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth St. S. Mr D. Morsey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME "We have everything we need already inside to fly high." he asserts. "You don't need chemi- cals to let yourself go." He should know, for he has dealt with dmg addicts, alcohol- ics and criminals, and set them to work helping people not much different from them- selves. His own rock group, the Mis- sion, is a gccd example of the rehabilitated at work. Mr. Thrasher met the bass player in nearby Joyceyille pen- itentiary, his lead guitarist in the Kingston criminal courts. The bass guitarist is a school dropout and one of the female vocalists used to be an alco- holic. MAKES THEM HAPPY The reason for the band and the music is to make people happy, because happy people, he reasons, don't steal, don't drink themselves into oblivion and don't go to jail. Happiness too, he says, is nec- essary for proper worship. His method may be drawn to some extent from his experi- ences during seven years as sales manager of a large Cana- dian firm. He appreciates the hopeless- CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Postor: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. Service Service ness of preaching anything to a generation that "has made sales resistance an art." "You follow an order of wor- ship. You know what's going on and what's going to happen. That gives you a security, see. But that's a false security and it leaves no room for what you feel or what you could feel." But there's no great feeling of security when Mr. Thrasher is around, either in the pulpit or behind his electric piano. Unsuspecting congregations are shaken by both his music and the directness of his mes- sage, but back at his home parish the only problem is finding space for the crowds. pursued. thn To everyone's the bowl game since this was the quickest, earliest way to raise big money to pay for scholarships for hundreds of cans. Notre Dame lost to Texas young blacks and Puerto Ri- but they look home a prize in human affairs. Hope, surprise and the Cliristmas story that keeps getting told whenever people believe and act on their con- victions. This year Duane Ped- rfson and the Hollywood Free Paper become the largest Christian newspaper' on the West Coast. One year ago Pederson got tired of all fne underground printed filth that circulated among the Now Gen- eration. So he printed his own paper and personally handed cut 15.000 copies along Holly- wood Boulevard. Kids and mo- torists and bus passengers took his paper and read that drugs were a bad scene and violence helped nobody and runaway girls could find aid if they call- ed his print shop. This year copies of the Hollywood Free Paper will greet the Rose Bowl crowd and readers in 48 States. Change real change is what these Jesus people want. In Christmas we find the one brings it and a Heavenly Father who says "Yes" to the world. I Lethbriclge Christian Reformed Church 2nd Ave. A and 18th St. N. Pastor: REV. I. MULDER 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' N. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27lh, 1970 Service THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. School Worship Service Hour and Watch Night Service WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 327-6113 Pastor: REV. H. J. JOST School Service Service Watch Night Service At p.m. Dec. Sist A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL. From Archbishop William L. Wright Acting Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Worship WEDNESDAY Study NORMAN FISK Evangelist Phone 328-5781 The very heart of the Cliristmas Gospel is that God came to us Himself: "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among This is the glory and won- der of Cliristmas. Our social festivities and family gatherings all have their rightful place at Christ- mas, but for all dedicated Christians, the soul and cen- tre of Christmas must be at the altar, where Christ Him- self comes to keep Christmas with us. CHRISTMAS draws us nearer to Jesus and so near- er to each other and to all fellow men of whatever race or kind or colour. CHRISTMAS brings cour- age and comfort to homes in which there is trouble or sor- row. CHRISTMAS stirs The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Priesthood Sunday Sacrament 1912 10th Avenue South Meeting School Meetinsj 1st Ward a.m. a.m. p.m. 3rd Ward a.m. a.m. p.m. 4th Ward............................... a.m. a.m. p.m. 2808 28th Street South University Ward a.m. a.m. p.m. 6lh Avenue 'A' and 23rd Street North 2nd Ward a.m. a.m. p.m. 5th Ward a.m. a.m. p.m. 6th Ward a.m. a.m. p.m. Elders a.m. in need in our own land and those who are suffering in war-devastated countries. CHRISTMAS exalts the mirth and innocence of little children, but challenges us to give little children a chance by cur service and gener- osity. CHRISTMAS' tells us that God reigns and in spite of world wide anxiety and fear, Christ has power to make this a world of Justice, Peace and Goodwill. This is our Mission today. MAY HIS BLESSING AND HIS GRACE BE IN YOUR HEARTS AND HOMES THIS' CHRISTMAS 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEl GOLDSMITH Minister JIM EDWARDS STUDENT-CANADIAN BIBLE COLLEGE D1AL-A-THOT 327-4581 Sunday School Morning Service p.m. NEW YEAR'S EVE SERVICE NORMAN HEEBNER Dec, 31 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1313 5th Avenue South REFORMED CHURCH (Reformed Church in America) 1505 6th Avenuo South COME TO WORSHIP Minister REVEREND 1. D. HANKINSON, B.A. Organist W. Van tier Kooy in St. Andrew's "WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH Broadcast over CJOC in Hope Reformed "THE POTTER AND THE CLAY" Church School: All classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour also. DEPART TO SERVE Yes, it does. But no advertisement can fullv explain it. You have to read about it and prove its practical and reasoned approach for yourself. Healing in Christian Science means much more than just physical release. It means an improved character. Release from wrong. A newfound understand- ing of God, and yourself You're always welcome at our Sunday and Wednesday services. Christian Science Church _ Services f Ta i at a.m. Sunday School at a.m. at a.m. Reading Room open Tues. Thurs., and Sat. Except Holidays Noon p.m. Wednesday at Evening Testimony Meetings 1203 4th Ave. S. ?th Ave. and 16th St. S. 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Worship Prayer Meeting December 31 Open House at Passanage Prior to Watch Night Service in Church at 11 p.m. A Friendly Awpits You FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT TWO LOCATIONS Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist and Choir, Director, Marilyn Sinclair, A.R.C.T, R.M.T. 1402 8th Avenue N. School for all ages 1614 5th Avenue S. School for all ages. THROUGH BARRIERS" Mr. Jack Heynen THING OF THE Mr. Jack Haynen Thursday Night Service EVERYONE WELCOME a.m.- Nursery Care Pre School Primary Dept. Adult MORE TEARS" IS SO GOOD ABOUT BEING WATCH NIGHT DEC. 31st "THE BOBBY RICHARDSON STORY" Jan. 3rd Mr. Wester Thurton, Assistant Dean Of Bible School Men, Speaking MONDAY-FRIDAY NURSERY SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN (4 and 5 years old) Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROtD MARTIN, B.A. Dec. Worship Dec. Years Eve Service Jan. Veal's Day Worship IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue ond 18lh Street S. Minister W. P. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Ros. Service School and Bible Class Worship with Communion Dec. 31 at Year's Eve Service Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue arid 24tH Street South PASTOR ALBERT OtSON School Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month listen to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday n.m. CFAC Calgary BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School GLORY SOON TO BE REVEALED" Win. Blacker Thursday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Herel 520 7th Street South LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR "LET'S LETIIEEIDCE" School with classes for all ages A film will be shown on the Distribution of the Bible. Worship Service of Evangelism p.m.-Listen to "THE SUNSHINE EVANGEL HOUR" C.J.O.C. 1220 K.C. Thursday Night Service A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU OND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church Street So. School Service CHURCH (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Asodate Rev. E. R. Doyle, BA. L.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mrs. Dolores Reid (A. Mus.) Communion (Said) 1100 Prayer, Senior Choir (Nursery Provided) Sunday School departments will not meet today. MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, January 7th, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert VY. Cowan, B.A., Wh. Cor. 12th St. "C" and 6th Ave. N. FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST Eucharist School in Hall Eucharist Our for Parish Eucharist THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. ROBERT B. McCtURE, MD, FRCJ DR. J. L. PATERSON, Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV. L. BRIAN JONES, tethbridge Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. EttlOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouje Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27th THE LIGHT OF THAT SAME STAB." MUSIC: Selection Mary Thomson I WALKED IN BETHLEHEM" NO CHURCH SCHOOL NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE_______ McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast lelhbridgo from 15lh Ave. and 24lh St. S. Minister: Rev. t. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. H. Von Egteren Organist: Mr. J. E. tongford SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27th, 1970 Worship "GOD IN THE SANTA SUIT" Service of Infant Baptism Sunday School Withdrawn. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION a.m.-Grades III to IX. Years to Seven Years Nursery facilities tor Tiny Tots _______________EVERYONE WELCOME_______________ FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenua and 13th Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDAtE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27th, 1970 Divine Worship at a.m. Family Worship (Mr. Eskrlale preaching) No Sunday School Sessions this Sunday. Babysitting facilities as usual. A CITY CHURCH WITH A RURAL WELCOME!