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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta g _ TH! HKAID IJ, Church moving cautiously toward public absolution St. Andrew's By ANDREW TARNOWSKI VATICAN CITY (Reuter) The Roman Catholic Church is moving cautiously toward public absolution of sins, re- ducing the emphasis on the confessional box and its whis- pered confidences between penitent and priest. Experiments with new peni- tential services, where priests give general absolution (for- giveness) to their congrega- tions after they have con- fessed privately, are already under way in The Netherlands and some United States dioceses. At the Vatican, authorita- tive sources admit that even more radical changes are under urgent discussion. These would permit priests in critically understaffed mis- sionary dioceses to give simi- lar mass absolutions without first hearing sins confessed. But individual, secret con- fession, as introduced by the 16th century Council of Trent, will be generally retained by the church and there is no question of abolishing the con- fessional box, the sources in- sist. The changes, limited in ap- plication, are being forced on the Vatican by modern condi- tions. They are not a conces- sion to radical theologians who favor sweeping reform of the sacrament, possibly re- ducing it to public confession and absolution for whole con- gregations. Two separate problems CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: T. W. Roycroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. Service Service BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School TIMES FORETOLD BY PAUL. WHAT WHERE Speaker Mr. W. Pickford Thursday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Herel Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back.to God Hour Radio broad- cast, heard every Sunday at p.m. over CHEC. Hear the dynamic radio minister Rev. Joel Nederhood as he deals with today's problems in the light of the authoritative Scriptures. He addresses you Local services every Sunday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North. YOU ARE INVITED Crowsnest Pass United Church Services While visiting in Crowsnest Pass attend the church of your choice. United Church regular Sunday worship services are as follows: COLEMAN a.m. BLAIRMORE a.m. BELLEVUE a.m. HIUCREST p.m. Minister, REV. BOB SMITH EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 327-6113 Pastor: REV. H. J. JOST School Service "WHAT DEMONS KNEW ABOUT CHRIST AND DEMONS TODAY" Service "EVANGELISM IN A DAY OF REVOLUTION" A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! Js rigHtto expect Come to this Christian Science Lecture .CJOC Sunday at a.m. 'Sunday School at a.m. Sunday Service at a.m. Wed. p.m. Testimony Meeting Christain Science Reading Room Open Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Noon p.m. 1203 4th Ave. S. have forced the Vatican to lis- ten to demands for change, and separate solutions are being sought for both, the sources said. One is the critical shortage of missionary priests, whose numbers have not grown rap- idly enough to keep pace with the millions of new converts to Roman Catholicism since the Second World War. The other problem is the crisis through which tiie sac- rament of confession is pass- ing in the Western world, tra- ditional stronghold of the church. Partly because of the birth- control controversy and Pope Paul's ban on the use of artifi- cial forms of contraception, growing numbers of North American and West European Catholics have been staying away from the confessional in recent years. To counter this problem, certain bishops in Holland and the U.S. have, with tacit Vati- can permission, tried to make confession more meaningful by introducing new absolution services which emphasize the community and social aspect of the sacrament. These ceremonies, intro- duced during the last two years, include prayers and hymn-singing, after which the priest publicly grants absolu- tion to the assembled congre- gation. But, first, each penitent must have entered the confes- sional box to recite his sins privately to the priest. He re- ceives a penance to perform, but absolution is delayed until the public gathering. The Vatican has taken a wait-and-see attitude to such cautious reforms, begun on the initiative of individual bishops. The Sacred Congre- gation for the Doctrine of the department watch- ing over purity of doctrine- has not intervened against them. "We warn local bishops conferences not to change the substance of confession, but we are not against communal a Vatican source said. "The Vatican does not intervene; it trusts the bish- ops' conferences." If these experiments are judged successful, communal absolution ceremonies could become widespread as part of the modernization of the church. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 Avenue South MINISTEK-THE KEVEMNO I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. Organist MR. W. VANDER KOOY TOGETHER FACT OR FICTION" VITAL CHURCH WAITS FOR YOU" Church School: All classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour alto. LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE Lutherans give in grants 520 7th Strtc! South REV. W. J. GAMBLE, "LET'S GROW WITH LETHBRIDGE" School with classes for all ages Worship Subject "THE GIFT OF FAITH" of Evangelism p.m.-Listen to "THE SUNSHINE EVANGEL HOUR" C.J.O.C. 1220 K.C. Wed. 8 Prayer and Bible Study Fri. Ambassadors Youth Service Prayer for the sick upon request Jas A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU WINNIPEG Lutheran church grants to world devel- opment programs totalled' in 1970, the fifth annual meeting of the Lutheran Coun- cil in Canada was advised here earlier this month. Certain funds are channeled Bursary awards granted The faculty of the Mennonite Brethren Bible College in Win nipeg recently considered anc approved the recommendations the bursary committee. Be- cause of t h e generous dona tions of the conference and cer tain individuals the tota amount available for bursaries last year was The largest portion of this is mad possible through a in vestment from Gerhard ani Mary Janzen-Braun. Awards were made in the fol lowing categories: Canadiai Conference Bursary awardei to an Ontario student Janzen Braun'Bursarie awarded to 13 students S3 500, Alumni Bursaries grantee to two students Man toba Youth Committee aware given to two students Canadian Board of Christian Education bursaries for fiv students J. A. Toews S memorial fund to one studen Student assistance fun for two students The balance of will distributed in the second s mester. 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 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1912 10th Avenue South 1st Ward 2nd Ward Slake Centre-28th Street South 3rd Ward 4th Ward 6th Ave. 'A' and 23rd St. N. 5th Ward 6th Ward Univelsity Word 2808 28th St. S. Priesthood Meeting a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Sunday School 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. irough Canadian Lutheran orld Relief, the immigration d material aid arm of Cana- an Lutherans; other aid, ostly in cash grants, is chan- led through Canadian Lu- eran World Action to the Lu- Jieran World Federation in Ge- neva, Switzerland. The bulk of Canadian aid is channeled through the LWF be- ause of its extensive world- ide program. Canadian aid as used in Latin America, ordan, Hong Kong, Tanzania, aiti, Nigeria and Zambia. A discouraging note was rounded by the Rev. Earl J. "resuch, executive secretary of anadian Lutheran World Ae- on when he noted that the budget adopted for 1971 is ased on declining income this should be of genuine con- cern particularly when lere is so much emphasis laced on world development." The churches have found it ecessary to make budget cuts n the face of declining income, ixed costs and some shift in irogram priorities. Dr. Tresuch expressed the hope that the churches might 'devise some means of augmenting income so that a more responsible reac- ion may be reflected." Resigns post WINNIPEG (CP) The re- signation has been announced of Rev. Louis N. Scholl as ex- ecutive-secretary of the divi- sion of theological studies of the Lutheran Council in Can- ada. Mr. Scholl, who has been with the Lutheran council since its inception in 1967, will be- come pastor at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Windsor, Ont.. later this year. Lots of bread If half of the wheat and rye grown annually were turned into bread, there would be at least 100 one-pound loaves per year for each of the world's in- habitants. FAMILY SUNDAY SCHOOL a.m. and p.m. "IS JESUS COMING AGAIN" DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 FEB. 21st BERG CHORALE p.m. tfj REV. D. MORSCHECK Services at PICTURE BL'TTE Rev. Duane Morschcck re- turns to the Picture Butte Church of the Nazarene for a Scries of Meetings beginning Feb. 2fl thru' March 7. Services arc at 8 excepting Sundays, are at 11 a.m. and jlp.m. Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Worship Communion on 1st Sunday of Each Month IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Res. School and Bible Class Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON School Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month Listen to tht Lutheran Hour-Sunday o.m. CFAC Calgary THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. ROBERT B. McCLURE, MD, FRCS DR. J. L. PATERSON. Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV. L. BRIAN JONES, Lethbridge Chairman, South Alberto Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS. R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1971 Worship The Sacrament of Baptism Music: Senior Choir: "Almighty CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS IN SOUTH- MINSTER HALL-INCLUDING NURSERY SCHOOLS. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave. ond 24th St. S. Minister: Rev. L. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Egteren Organist: Mr. J. E. Longford SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1971 CHRISTIAN CATEGORIES" Music: Anne Campbell Singers Installation of Alders Membership series commence Feb. 21st CHRISTIAN EDUCATION III to IX. a.m.-Thrce Years to Seven Years Nursery facilities for Tiny Tots EVERYONE WELCOME______________ FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5lh Avenue and 13th Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDALE Director of DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1971 Divine Worship at a.m. Guest Preacher Mr. Win. R. Jackson SUNDAY SCHOOL, JUNIOR DEPARTMENT at a.m. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR DEPARTMENT at a.m. PRIMARY and BEGINNERS DEPARTMENT at a.m. Nursery facilities as usual. "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME" THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. School Worship Service WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church H P. NIKKEI, Cordinolor Ph. 345-3335 1509-2vth Street So. School Service 7-00 p m -Highland M.B. Church, Calgary orchestra ana and chorus under the direction of Mr. J. Hoeppner will present a musical program In the Lakeview Elementary School Auditorium. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service Service "THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST ON EARTH" WEDNESDAY Study NORMAN F1SK EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 Bethel Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR SUNDAY SERVICE A.M., A.M. AND P.M. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT TWO LOCATIONS Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organisl and Choir, Director, Marilyn Sinclair, A.R.C.T, R.M.T. 1402 8th Avenue N. 9-30 School for all ages 7-00 p FATAL NATURE OF COMPROMISE" (3rd in series on "Letters to the Churches in Communion 1614 5th Avenue S. 9-45 School for all ages 11-00 WITH ME IN PARADISE" (2nd in series on "The Seven Words from (lie Evening Communion Service at Norbndge EVERYONE WELCOME Church of the Nazorene 9th Ave. ond 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Worship Topic: Elisha's Bones Midweek Services as usual A Friendly Welcome Awaits You THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL, SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Reclor: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. Orgonist ond Choir Director Mrs. Dolores Reid (A. Mus.) Communion Prayer, Senior Choir Broadcast CJOC (Nursery Provided) All departments of Sunday of Young Anglicans Confirmation Classes MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, February 18th, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN Co 12lh St. "C" ind 6lh Ave. N. RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., UTh. SECOND BEFORE LENT 8.00 Eucharist School in Parish Hall Eucharist Vestry Wednesday p.m. Eucharist Friday a.m. Eucharist Saturday p.m. Preparation for Parish Euchnrist ;