Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 _- THE LETH8RIDGE HERALD Saturday, February 12, 1972 World Council of Churches grows despite criticisms Jis IV. rOH.VKI.I. Al' lli'liin'lin Wrilrr NEW "illliK i.M'i A glolml ecclesiastical ark, the "Hikinr-cnc." plies the v.orld's turbulent sens of hiiiiian need. hurl ami conflict, seeking to ln-.nl and draw men logcthcr in Die inicfinly of Christ. But the i ors are rough, the strong. And thuiulorbolls strike repeatedly at lhai cross-masted sliip. This is Uie symbol of the World Council of Churches, its C-ieck name taken from a New Testament word mean- ing Ihe whole inhaljilcd earlh, a term that has come to des- ignate the ecumenical move- ment for Christian unity. The council involves a vast range of denominations in helping (lie needy, in irJs- sions, senice and ecumenical studies. Storms erupt recurrently around ti- lls programs "by nature are controversial since they are designed to press all churches radically lo change llic'ir says the coun- cil's chief executive, Rev. Dr. h'ugene Carson Ulake of Ge- neva, Switzerland, an Ameri- can Presbylerian. Since this involves bringing long-separated once-antago- nislie churches into increasing pressure lo slop drinking r-s'TON' 'CP) lifestyle of park-bench alcnhol- man conies back with a bottle. 'in- a'l'r o'h o li cs. taken at the door and kept r -o IK- i he [T-I M its kind The difference is Ihe absence unlil he leaves again. ;'-io cpi-'H-d liere last of pressure to stop drinking. Some Kingston residents find i i njicd Church minis-; Rev. Bricn Thrasher who the procedure nf concerned the project says most of the al-1 ing liquor consumption in pn- c-oholics using Ihe home have i vale where il is legal and con- been llirouih limior-proliibitinH i damns il in a park or vacant lot unlike other r.-. -o i'l'eak tile endless ry-eo-rouiid o f vagrancy court aopearances and llial characterize the n liquor-prohibiting cloning il in a park or vacan abilitation programs before I where it's not. reh "with negative resulls." Mr. Thrasher and others run- But there is a rule against ning the home encourage the alcohol on the premises. H a queried by CCC JL J TORONTO (CP'i The asso- ciate secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches interrupted Uie annual incoming of the Cana- dian .National Exhibition Asso- ciation here by asking why churches are denied booths at annual exhibition and why the Roman Caiholic Church is Baptist paper marks 150 years ATLANTA. Ga. (API The Christian Index, one of the old- est and most widely quoted Baptist publications in Uie United States, was ISO years nltl this week. Its editorials have dealt such issues as race. war. pollution, private prJ'MK prison refoi-m, and mental iieallli. rather than only internal matters concerning the church. The first issue was published Feb. 2. 1822 in Wash- ington. CENTRAL j CHURCH OF CHRIST Illh Si. S. Mr. D. Money, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister h Family Service a.m. 'Worship service adults I S.S. Classes for Children) i EVERYBODY WELCOME not represented on the associa- tion. Canon M. P. Wilkinson, an Anglican, also asked why "world-famed Rev. Rex Humbard was selected lo appear at the 1972 exhibition. Canon Wilkinson, a member of the exhibition association, said the church council, repre- senting 05 per cent of Hie Prot- estant churches in Canada, was not consulted in the selection of Mr. Humbard. Howard Tatc. assistant gen- eral manager of the exhibition association, said the chairmen of various church organizations were notified by telephone that Mr. Humhard was going to pre- side over a Sunday grandstand show at the exhibition. John Corrigan, president of the exhibition, said Mr. Ilum- bard, who has a weekly televi- sion show, was selected because exhibition officials thouglit it would be a popular grandstand event. Mr. Corrigan said he won- dered what a church would do wilh a booth at the exhibition. "I am not sure the atmos- phere is ready for he said. men to lake odd jobs and keep themselves busy m the hope that they will eventually want to rchabili'atc themselves without pressure HEADY TO HELP "We want this to be a not an institution, says M I Thrasher. ''If Uie fellows want I to step drinking, we'll be the I first lo help them and direct Ihrni lo !he proper agencies but don't lecture them or toll i.liem 'hoy mast go if they drink." The major source of discour- agement lo operators is that the i home can accommodate only 10. But they are hopeful a second can be opened as soon as the first has been put on a solid footing. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES at a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS ach man is charged S80 a month which he pays from wel- fare cheques He's allowed S3 z week for spending money. Administrator of the home is Howard Fowler, 21, a graduate oE a mission band once operated by Mr. Thrasher. Mr. Fowler, who was head boy at Queen Elizabeth Colle- gialc and Vocational Institute here, says a lot of problems have been encountered since the home opened but lie feels it's sUzting to run smoothly. "You can leel this place get- ting more like a family every day." THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CART. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. School Worship Service IVE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread p.m.-Sunday School 7.M JESUS, AND THE SCRIPTURES'- Speaker: Mr. Wm. Blacker A Hearty Welcome Awaiu You Hersl Senator Manning will be speaker 'at EFC parley The Evangelical Fellowship I of Canada will hold its annual convention in Ottawa, March i In, 15, and 1G. Dr. Robert N. I Thompson, M.P. is president of i the organization, a fellowship of Canadian evangelicals with lo- j cal organizations in a number i of provinces. Theme, for the convention is "Church and Nation." The Lhcme indicates E.F.C's behel i that Uie Word of God is re- i frcsliingly relevant to social re- i la'Jonships no less than person- j al experience. Among the speakers invited for Ihe evening rallies are Dr. Clyde Taylor and Senator Er- nest C. Manning. Senator Manning, former premier of Alberta, has long 1 i been a champion of the evan- gelical cau.se in Canada Ilirough his program, the Back i to the Bible Hour, heard hy a I large audience across Lhc coun- try for many years. School 1 Service Service 1202 3rd Avenue i. Ministers: D. GO1DSMIIH J. KRESTINSKI DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 P.M.-INTER CHURCH CRUSADE PRAYER EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Church of the Nazorene 9th nnd Idlh 31. S. Phcmn REV. P.. G. DEASLEY, Minister Ros. 327-.I7S6 SUNDAY SERVICES fl 1J a.m -Sunday School Classes for All ARM II 00 ,1 Worship fi" A Friendly Welcome Awdits You CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVC. S. SUNDAY 1 a.m.-C.lOC "The TRUTH i Thru HEALS'' a ,m -Sunday School H.OO Service WEDNESDAY Meeting HEADING ROOM p m. Open Tucs, Ihurs Sal. alliance, Ihe attacks come fiercely and frequently from right lo left. Critics denounce Ihe council as (no diverse, too monolithic, as pro-capitalist and pro-Communist, as paci- fisl and revolutionary. ACCEPTS CUJTICISM Rev. Itiehard HI. Faglcy of the Commission of the Churches on International AI- [airs, which seeks to inject biblical principles into inter- national relations, com- mented: "The teachings ol Jesus are absolutely uncompromising and you can't take the gospel seriously in the real world without challenging the sl-alus quo. He did that, and we can't escape it. We have to accept criticism." Despite the brickbats, how- ever, Ihe 23-year-old council has continued lo grow and today eniiimeos most Proles- taut, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches and has growing ties with Roman Ca- tholicism. From Ihe oulscl. the council lias disavowed alignmenl wilh any political ideology or parli- sansliip. The council defines itself as "a fellowship of churches which confess Ihe Lord Jesus Christ rs God mcl Saviour ac- cording to the Scriptures, and therefore seek to fulfill to- gether their common calling to the glory of one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit." But, with Z52 denominations involved, existing under vary- ing climates and wilh varying heritages and styles of operation, the tensions are inevitable. ISSUES CONTROVERSIAL Whiie mo.-t of the council's work gnos on quietly in areas of e (1 u c a lion, publication. evaneclisnT development, niis- s i o n s. theological research and relief, its stands on cur- rent issues usually are what lead to the repercussions. When it sent worth of medical and other civilian supplies to North Vietnamese villagers in 1970, Amencan critics called it traitorous. But the council also provided SI million in to South Vielnam villagers. Ihe council, a drrade ago, bciran urging steps lead- ing to aclmi-istbn of mainland China lo the United Nations, it kindled sharp outcries in American circles. SOUGHT TESTBAN In 1957, Ihe coimcil appeal- ed lor a Soviet-U.S. treaty banning nuclear tests in the air and water a move assail- ed by some American church- men as undermining U.S. se- curity. But in 1963, such a treaty was concluded. Other positions, arousing criticism on one or the other side of the East-West political fence, include: council's support in 1350 for the IJnilcd Nations aclion in Korea, naming North Korea Ihe aggressor. This caused a Chinese presi- dent of the council to resign in protest. council's 1956 denun- ciation of the Soviet inter- vention in Hungary, and its opposition thai same year to Hie British Fre-.c'- military inlcrventiou in Lhe Suez. council's 1952 criti- cism of the U.S'. military ac- tion in Cuba: its 1968 con- demnation of the Soviet mill- crackdown in Czechoslo- vakia; its insistent criti- cism of the U.S. military ac- tion in Vietnam. HAS SOVIET MEMBERS Many bla.sts at the council arise liecau.se it includes churches from the Soviet or- bit. "Agcnl.s for the critics call them. In reply, churchmen say they are not Communists and that this would bo incompatible with failli. although they gener.-illy support I h e i r governments. ANo. (hey arc a small minor- ity on I he council's decision- making horlies The council's work includes approximately J30 million in cash and 51 billion in maler- ial aid il has poured into areas of pmerty and disas- ter. Also, it has rc.v.'ftlccl refugees (nun many regions work that continues wilh no letup in sighl. nt Ihn Cornor of 5th Ave. and IBIh St. N. .Sunday a.m. .HorninK a.m. Kvniniic p m. WKLCO.MK An Independent Prfi Millennial Souf- Winning New Testament DoptiM Church K. n. otDFictn. rrnto. THONf .128-61.'S CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pallor: Rev. T. W. R our of I Corner 5lh Avo. and 13lh SI. S. Service Service Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1109-29IH Sired So. H. P. NIKKEI., Co-ordinalor Ph. 345-3335 School Worship Service LIFE SERVICE" Gue'it Speaker Rev. H. Unrau CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service WEDNESDAY Study 328-2708 or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12lh Avg. and Mayor Mogralh Drive 337-6113 Pastor: REV. H. J. JO5T CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR WORSHIP SERVICE "THE LIFE OF A BELIEVER" SERVICE: Rev. Jim Westman- our District Superinten- dent from Calgary will be wilh us Prayer Meeting Barry Moore Crusade Exhibition Pavilion Feb. 27th March 5th at 8 p.m. A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1813 Slh Avenue Soulh MINISTEB-THE REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY NEED TO STAND AND LIVE" GREAT CREED" Church School: All daises from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour also. Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back lo God Hour every Sun- day night at over CHEC radio. The Psalms are full of intriguing pictures, drawn from nature, designed to help understand the beauty of failh. The TREE BY THE WATER'S EDGE discusses one of the most beautiful of them all. Psalm 1 provides us with an exceptionally encouraging picture of what it means to live out of the power of God. Are you doing that? The Christian Reformed church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North in the city. Services ab 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 B Ave. N. PASTOR: N. W. HEEBNER School a.m.-Morning Worship Don Sipe and Choir from Evangelical Church at Warner EVERYONE CORDIALLY INVITED BARRY MOORE CRUSADE FEB. 27 MAR. S Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Slreel Soulh Phono 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Service Each Wednesday at p.m. Midweek IjCnlen Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6lh Avenue and 18lh Slreel S. Minister W. F. Schoepp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Rei. School and Bible Class Worship Lufheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC nth Avenue and 24lh Slreel Soulh PASTOR ALBERT OtSON School a.m.--Worship Service ________Communion First Sunday of Each Mouth_______ listen lo InP Lutheran a.m. CFAC Calgary 'Bethel "Baptist Church 716 23rd Streel North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Avenue South Minister, Rev. G. KEITH CHURCHILL, B.A., fl.D. Orgonisl: MR. AllYN MILLS Choir Direclor: MRS. ROSE School for all ages REVISITED" AND THE EXPERT THEOLOGIAN" Fireside Hour. EVERYONE WELCOME REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR J20 7lh Slreel Soulh Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. with classes for all ages Worship Subject: Rev. Chas. Yales. Alberta District Superintendent will be the guest speaker at Tlie Morning Service Service Subject: "THE HOLY GHOST AND FIRE" Wednesday and Bible study the home of Mrs. Ester Nik, 530 7th St. S. Friday Ambassadors Youth Service P.S. Plan lo attend "The Barry Moore City Wide Crusade" Feb. 27-Mar. 5th at The Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. You will enjoy the special Music and Singing and also The Ministry of Gods Word. A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU QD THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL, SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Redor: 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. THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A B. 8. MOORE, Toronto President of Conference: REV. R. J. THOMSON, Cclgory Chairman of Presbytery: REV. KEN JORDAN, Pincher Crtek SOUTHMiNSTER 4lh Ave. and Illh Si. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouso Orgonisl Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Rutland Communion Communion fSaifl' Prayer, Senior Choir (Nursery Provided! All departments of Church School St. Monica's Choir JIIDWEEK SERVICES Ash Wednesday. February 15th, a.m. Holy Communion p.m. Holy Communion Thursday, February 17th a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN and 6lh Ave. N. RECTOR: Tim ftvrrenrl Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., LTh. NEXT BEFORE LENT 7.30 Eucharist a.m.-Church School In Parish Hall Eucbnrist Vcslry Ash Wednesday p.m. Euchnrist Friday n.m, Eurhari.it Salurflay p.m. Preparation (or Parish Coni- miininn. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1972 under Strain'1 MUSIC: "0 Worship Hie Lord." Hollins a.m.-CIIURCII SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lelhbridqe from 15lh Ave. and 24lh Si. S. Minister REV. FLORENCE WILKINSON B.A., B.D., M. Th Choir Dircclor: Mr. H. Von Eoleren Organise MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1972 Worship Service: "TIIE BATTLE IS GOD'S" Installation o! U.C.W. Executives, New Slew- arris and Elders CHRISTIAN EDUCATION a.m.-Junior and Intermediate Dopl. (8 lo 14 yrs.) 11.011 and Primary (lo 7 yrs.) Nursery 1'Vicililics for Tiny Tots FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner oF 5th Avcnua and 13th Street North Minister-. REV. R. E. (Todl ESKDAIF Direclor ol Muik-MR5. DOROTHY CLOCK AKM, RM1 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1972 Divine Worship at n.m. All Sunday School Dopls Meet ol n.m. Nursery KaiMlilies Available. "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"