Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, December 31, 1971 More to hope for i than there is to despair of By DON OAKLEY HPW0 geologists writing in Science magazine predict that the old earth, which has been huffing and puffing and shuddering and shaking with earthquakes, volcanoes, uplifts and subsidences for the past four billion years or so, is scheduled eventually to get through with all that and enter a period of calm and tranquillity - "hi something less than another billion years." One wonders if the microscopic, allegedly intelligent life clinging to its surface (microscopic when viewed from the moon) will ever learn the secret of living in peace with its own kind and in balance with other kinds, or whether it will destroy itself and perhaps everything else long before earth enters geologic old age. The short-lived Christmas spirit has vanished more quickly than usual this season. It has been eclipsed by the realization that the new year of 1972 finds men engaged in killing each other, or preparing to kill each other, on as wide a scale as ever in the past - and precisely in those areas of the world in which civilization has existed the longest - Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the eastern rim of the Mediterranean. It is also, coincidentally, in two of those areas that four of the world's great religions - Buddhism, Islan, Christianity and Judaism -- had their origins. It is one of those areas to which Christians especially, and especially at this time of year, look for renewal of their faith that there is a purpose in human life and that there will someday. again be glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all men - tidings of peace, lasting peace, on earth and good will to men. Again the sad tidings drown out the glad. Yet it is far too early in the game for despair. Viewed against the unimaginably great time scale of geology, mankind's sojourn on this planet has been but an eye-blink. Even viewed, against the time scale of his own species' existence, a timescale which lengthens with each new discovery, modern city-dwelling, technological man arrived only yesterday. Homo sapiens has been around for at least 20,000 or 30,000 years. Something aspiring to that stage walked on two legs nearly two million years ago in Africa. It is only within a single human lifetime that this has become truly one world, in terms of rapid transportation and communication. It is only witliin the last generation that man has found the power wherewith to destroy himself and all his works, and has somehow stayed his own hand. It is only within the last decade that we have become aware of the threat of our own multiplying numbers, and only within the last half-decade that concern about industrial man's impact, on the environment and upon other living things has become widespread. There is more to hope for than there is to despair of as we begin this new year. People want more say how church money spent By GEORGE VV. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Most people give money to churches because of "gratitude to God" and a conviction that it's part of worship. They strongly disapprove of withholding support because of disagreement with some programs. Less than a fourth would condone such tactics. But a majority would prefer more say-so in how the funds are used. These are among a huge assortment of findings-some of them contrasting with denominational assumptions-turned up in a two-year study of attitudes of laity and clergy throughout the United States and Canada. "The culture of a rather sub-stantial segment of church membership has changed in a direction not understood by the national leadership," a summary says. For example, it notes: "Church people are not turned off by the church becoming involved in life outside the walls of a building. They do insist, however, that activity must have a rationale with practical implications. ..." CONDUCTED INTERVIEWS The study, carried out by '21 Protestant denominations through the National Council of Churches, involved hour-long interviews with a cross-seatioin of 3,500 pastors and laymen. They display "a high degree of commitment to the church as institutional" the scinimary says, but it noted tsat the culture has changed immensely, with members more sophisticated, educated and economically well-off. As a result, they want more voice in determining what the local church and denomination is doing, the summary says. Among other findings: A majority thinks the church will become more important to people in the next 10 years, rather than less so. Lay members are more concerned that their denominations engage in ecumenical activities with other denominations than are clergymen. Canadian pastors rate interdenominational activity higher than their U.S. counterparts. The primary obligation of local churches, in the view of most people, is to provide worship and "win others to Christ." Next in line are providing religious instruction, serving as a "social conscience to the community," helping the needy and supporting overseas missions. Major role for today's Church Protector of human rights By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) - Most Rev, Joseph Aurele Plourde, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Ottawa says the church should be ready to flex its political must cles on behalf of human rights "More and more, the role of the church will be to denounce any situation or structure that is violating human rights," said Archbishop Plourde in an interview. The church should not THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer - CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU! BIBLE BAPTI at the Corner of 5th Ave. and 18th St. N. Sunday School-10:00 a.m. Morning Preaching- 11:00 a.m. Evening Service-7:00 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME ST CHURCH An Independont Pre Millennial Soul-Winning New Testament Baptist Church K. D. OLDFIEtD, Pastor PHONE 328-6178 shrink from conflict with political authorities, if necessary. But it should not ally itself with a particular party or group. The 56-year-old archbishop, former president of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops, is part of the progressive wave in the Canadian Catholic Church. Archbishop Plourde and other Canadian bishops sided with the progressive wing of It was not the church's role to offer solutions to economic and technical problems. But competent Christian laymen could help. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 - 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY 10:00 a.m.-Bible Study 6:00 p.m.-Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Bible Study 328-2708 or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. - Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister - Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School Classes for All Ages 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship 7:00 p.m.-Evangelistic A Friendly Welcome Awaits You ARCHBISHOP PLOURDE the church on important issues at the recent world synod of bishops in Rome. In one of its decisions, the synod agreed to carry out a detailed study of non-violent means of liberating people suffering under political oppression. Archbishop Plourde said in an interview that church members must be made aware of the changing role of the church. In the past, the church provided some services, such as education, to fill gaps left by society. The church became associated with the established order. "Today the church is far more independent." Now one of the major tasks was to defend human rights. This may mean slipping into political action because politics are everywhere, said Archbishop Plourde. "You can't live your life of faith without considering politios." Can ignore ban on birth control; still good RC's NEW YORK (AP) - A majority of Roman Catholics polled by the Gallup organization said they believed they could be good Catholics without obeying the papal ban on birth control, Newsweek magazine reported. To the question: "Can a good Catholic ignore the Pope's condemnation of artificial birth control?" 58 per cent said yes, 31 per cent said no and 11 per cent said they didn't know. The sampling was of American Roman Catholics in the United States over 17 years of age. No geographical identification' for land of Ophir The legendary land of Ophir, a region famous in Old Testament times for its gold, has been located variously in southern Arabia and east Africa, but has never been definitely identified geographically by Biblical experts. Passover observance Christians in the 1st century continued to celebrate the Passover without drawing any distinction between a Christian and Jewish observance. This continued until the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. 1202 3rd Avenue S. Ministers: D. GOtDSMITH J. KRESTINSKI Sunday-January 2nd 2.30 p.m.-INTER-CHURCH RALLY "SASKATOON REVIVAL" M. BOWKER AND TEAM 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-M. Bowker and Team TONIGHT-8 P.M. NEW YEAR'S EVE SERV1CE-"SKETCH" ERICKSON CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11 th St. S. Mr. D. Maisey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Family Service 10:00 a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. Classes for Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY 8:15 a.m.-CJOC "The TRUTH That HEALS" 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Church Service "GOD" WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Testimony Meeting READING ROOM Noon-2:00 p.m. - Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South 11:00 a.m.-Breaking of Bread 12:30 p.m.-Sunday School 7:30 p.m.-"A GOOD TIME COMING ON THE EARTH" Speaker-Mr. A. Bennett A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here! St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY 11:00 a.m.-"THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE" 7.00 p.m.-"WILL YOUR ANCHORS HOLD?" N0RBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTORS: N. W. HEEBNER O. PAHl December 31st New Year's Eve-8:30 p.m. Rev. and Mrs. Heebner will be presenting a slide program of their recent world tour. January 2nd 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School for All Ages 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Fellowship EVERYONE WELCOME FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Avenu* South Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist, MR. A. K. PUTLAND 9:45 a.m.-Church School for All Ages 11:00 a.m.-"FAITH-PLUS ACTION" (A New Year's Message) Communion NO EVENING SERVICE EVERYONE WELCOME Bethel Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR 10:30 a.m.-Morning Worship 7:00 p.m.-Evening Worship LETHBRIDGE = PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Street South REV. RUDY MANTIK, Minister of Youth Home of the Sunsbine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday 10:30 p.m. CJOC1220 K.C. 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School with Classes for all ages. 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship "Watchman, What Of The Night" 7:00 p.m.-Service of Evangelism Friday, December 31st-Special Watch Night Service commencing at 9:30 p.m. with a period of Christian Fellowship - You are welcome to join us. P.S. - There will be a "BARRY MOORE CRUSADE" Interfaith Prayer Service in "The Pentecostal Tabernacle" Monday, Jan. 3rd, 7:30 p.m. - All those living in this area are invited to attend. A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South - Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN DECEMBER 31st 7:30 p.m.-New Year's Eve Service JANUARY 2nd 11:00 a.m.-New Year's Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp - Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Ret. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31st 7:30 p.m.-New Year's Eve Service SATURDAY, JANUARY 1st 11:00 a.m.-New Year's Day Service SUNDAY, JANUARY 2nd 8:45 a.m.-Matins 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School and Bible Class 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC 11th Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month U*ten to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday 7:30 a.m. CFAC Calgary CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION - HEALING - MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Royeroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. 11:15 a.m.-Morning Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI, Co-ordinator - Ph. 345-3335 DECEMBER 31st 7:30 p.m.-New Year's Eve Service JANUARY 2nd 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Service 7:00 p.m.-Communion Service EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-61 IS Pastor. REV. H. J. JOST 10:00 a.m.-THE SUNDAY SCHOOL HOUR 11:00 a.m.-THE WORSHIP SERVICE "HIGHWAY 72" 7:30 p.m.-EVENING SERVICE DECEMBER 31st - ALLIANCE CHURCH, LETHBRIDGE 3rd Avenue and 12th Street South A NEW YEAR'S EVE SERVICE-at 8:00 p.m. Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour tonight at 7:30 over CHEC radio. Dr. Nederhood will speak on the subject: On Jan. 2nd the radio minister will speak on the subject: the updated Christ. Can we be happy about the rewrite job they are doing on Jesus. This topic takes a hard look at the Jesus scene and suggests that only an understanding of the Bible's data about Jesus will help us in 1972. 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. THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Corner 4th Avenue and 11th Street South Rector: Rev. R. L. 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 8:00 a.m.-Holy Communion 9:00 a.m.-Choral Eucharist, St. Monica's Choir 11:00 a.m.-Family Service, Junior Choir (Nursery Provided) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, January 6th, 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion Cor. 12th St. "C" and 6th Ave. N. RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., l�Jh. ST. MARY THE VIRGIN SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 7:30 a.m.-Mattins 8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist 10:55 a.m.-Nursery In Parish Hall 11:00 a.m.-Sung Eucharist 6:30 p.m.-Evensong. Vestry. Tuesday, - 8:30 a.m. - Eucharist Thursday, Epiphony - 7:00 p.m. - Eucharist Saturday, - 7:30 p.m. - Preparation for Parish Communion. 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 S0UTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and 11th St. S. R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland MINISTERS: SUNDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 1972 11:00 a.m.-"A Treasury In Time" Music: Anthem-"Send Out Thy Light"-Gounod Solo-Guest Soloist-Mary Thomson CHURCH SCHOOL IN RECESS NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave. and 24th St. S Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Egteren Organist: MRS. C. GREENE -----ft------- SUNDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 1972 11:00 a.m.-"The Two Doors" Rev. Florence Wilkinson No Sunday School Today FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDAIE Director of Mu�ic-MRS. DOROTHY GLOCK AICM, RMT SUNDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 1972 Divine Worship-11:00 a.m. (Mr. Eskdale, preaching) Nursery Facilities Available "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"