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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 - THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD - Saturday, January 2, 1971 Theology by machine-gun won't build better world By DAVID POLING rf1 H E underground papers, magazines and newsletters are talking revolution. That is not new or surprising but when you consider some of the sources, it means another, careful look. We each have our own set of reasons-the prolonged agony of Vietnam, the rising claims of minority groups, the generation gap, the fierce pace of technical and scientific advance, the sag in religious and political authority, Dr. Spock and Malcolm X. Pick your own reasons, even other causes, but the noise and commotion make for radical notions in the underground. All this is not unexpected but when revolutionary rhetoric appears in religious publications, a different factor emerges. For several years "Here and Now" has been a lively, small bimonthly out of Dayton, Ohio. It has needled the clergy one month and the slow-poke laity the next. Women's Lib recently Naming new Primate tops agenda Six major issues face Synod At least six major issues will highlight the 25th session of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada next month in Niagara Falls, Ontario. General Synod will convene at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25 in the Sheraton-Brock Hotel, with the opening Eucharist and the opening address by the senior metropolitan and acting primate, the Most Reverend William L. Wright. The session begins January 25 and continues to February 3. According to the executive director of program, Canon J. C. Bothwell, some of the major issues include: the election of a new Primate, the approval of a new joint hymn book for the Anglican and United Churches, the reception of the report of the commissioners on union, the full re-consideration of the Anglican Church of Canada's policy regarding overseas work, a discussion on the implications of the integration of the national structure of the Anglican Church Women with the structure of the whole church, reports and policy decisions on such matters as youth work, coalition for development and the implementation of the Hendry Report (dealing with native peoples). Canon Bothwell says the rea- CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11th St. S. Mr. D. Maisey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday School-10:00 a.m. Morning Worship-11:00 a.m. Evening Service-7:00 p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME son for holding the Anglican General Synod and the General Council of the United Church at the same time and place, is to make sure the two national churches will be on the same time schedule when an eventual plan of union is developed. Thus they could not be faced with the problem of one church having to consider such a plan before the other. He says, "I think there is general agreement that, although we are meeting in the same city and at the same.time, for the most part, the two national bodies will function separately. On the other hand, there is much to he gained from the information sharing of the delegates of both churches." General Synod is the national parliament of the church and decides the policy for the work of the national office at 600 Jarvis Street in Toronto. However, the Anglican Church is a "federation" of 28 dioceses and part of the job in the implementation of general synod policy will be to make sure that the dioceses are adequately consulted and informed. The last General Synod met at Laurentian University in Sudbury in 1969. With the exception of a few meetings at the Sheraton-Brock Hotel with the United Church of Canada, the Anglican sessions are being held about 75 yards away at the Sheraton Foxhead Inn. Freedom centre near spaceport CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A multi-million dollar "Reformation Freedom Centre and Christian Conference" is to be built in the shadow of America's spaceport "to emphasize the concept of God in man's conquest of outer space." Land and property purchase for the centre was announced Monday by Dr. Carl Mclntire, head of the International Council of Christian Churches. He said the site "is alongside the rocket gantries and the moon shots" and would lend to the God-space conquest theme. Mclntire, who is also head of 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 WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church 2nd Ave. A and 18th St. N. Pastor: REV. L. MULDER 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' N. SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 1971 7:00 p.m.-Evening.Worship 10:00 a.m.-Morning Service the Fundamentalist Bible Presbyterian Church, declined to give a purchase price, but relia ble speculation puts the figure at about $25 million. The property, which includes the 200-room Oape Kennedy Hilton Hotel, is in the city of Cape Canaveral, adjacent to the Cape Kennedy Rocket Centre, and lies in a one-mile long strip from the Banana River to the Atlantic Ocean. Total acreage was not disclosed but it runs into the hundreds. Mclntyre said the centre will include year-round Christian conference building, retirement facilities, a four-year liberal arts Christian college and a museum in which holy places in the city of Jerusalem will be reproduced. St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND '.. D. HANKINSON, B.A. 11:00 a.m.-"WHAT SHALL WE SAY TO THE WORLD WE FACE?" 7:00 p.m.-"THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT" Church School: All classes from nursery to adult at 10:15 a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour also. Baptists urge clemency for Jew hijackers TORONTO (CP) - An offi cial of the Baptist Federation of Canada urged the Soviet government this week, to "show mercy" to 11 persons, nine of them Jews, convicted of hijacking at Leningrad. In a mesage to the Soviet ambassador at Ottawa, Dr. R. Fred Bullen said that "such clemency will undoubtedly further the recent growing understanding, friendship and co-operation between our nations." Anglican Church aids Pakistan TORONTO - Ten thousand dollars has been allotted by the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada, for emergency relief and rehabilitation in East Pakistan, following a disastrous cyclone and flood in that country. According to the Rev. Robert D. MacRae, secretary of the fund, "this is a first grant to assist in the relief opera tions of this catastrophic natural disaster". 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister 10:00: Sunday School 11:00: Alpha and Omega 7:00: Profit and Loss DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 slapped both groups. But a sudden turn to the left brought a new excitement over the Cuban situation. Last summer young people from the Dayton area loined the Venceremos Brigade that helped in the sugar harvest and had a first-hand look at the Cuban revolution. The result was an entire issue of Here and Now" reporting on the Havana holiday. What is perplexing is not the interest of young people in identifying with the needs and aspirations of the oppressed. That is a proper and eternal call to youth and should happen in every country and every decade. The problem, a special one for Christians, is the willingness of some to make a saviour out of Che Guevara and John the Baptist in the person of Castro. Every long-term, well - supported revolutionary believes in offering "total change." This is true in the thoughts of Castro and Guevara, who said: Revolutionaries will come to sing the song of the new man with the authentic voice of the people. It is a process that requires time." The "new man," of course is sinless. The Marxist version completely rejects the biblical view of the fall of man. Economic, not spiritual, is the main force and controlling power of history. Marx said that religion was the heart of a heartless world. His followers are going to put heart into the new man-right at the end of a gun-barrel. Some young people in this country buy the Marxist line all the way. For Christians to get involved is a total rejection of the good news of the Gospel- that the sin and evil of man is overcome by the love of God in Jesus Christ. And this does not come by grenades and pipe-bombs but through the anguish of the Cross and the spiritual upsurge of the Resurrection. True Christians have never been "powerless," but their use of force does not mean the maiming and destruction of those who should change. Machine-gun theology does not build a better world, only a bigger graveyard. Christians should be among the first to seek the removal of all barriers between men and nations. Our young people should look forward to that day when they can fly to China for a summer tour or Havana for sugar cane cutting. Break down the walls, open up the borders but greet this new experience with a balanced view of history, theology and revolution. For Christians, Jesus was right when he said, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Priesthood Sunday Fast and 1912 10th Avenue South Meeting School Testimony 1st Ward ............................... 8:00 am- No Sunday 9.30 a.m. 2nd Ward ....................... 9:00 a.m. School 11:00 a.m. Stake House-28th Street South , ^ , ,, , 3rd Ward . .............. 8:00 am- 9:30 a-m- 10:30 a,m- 4th Ward............................... 9:00a.m. 10:30a.m. 11:30a.m. 6th Ave. 'A' and 23rd St. N. , ,, 5th Ward ............................... 8:00 am- 3:30 a-m- 10:30 am- 6th Ward.............................. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. University Ward 2808 20th St. S. 9:0� a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30a.m. Is it Lpgical believe in God? Yes, but no newspaper ad can convince you of God's presence and power. What will convince you is a radically new view of God as Love itself. As all intelligence. As the very Principle of your being. This scientifically-based view of God healed all types of disease 2000 years ago, and it is healing many people right now. This week's Bible Lesson on "God" can give you some logical new views of God and yourself. You're welcome to read it in our public Reading Room. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM Open Tues., Thurs. and Sat. Except Holidays Noon-2:00 p.m. Sunday Service at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. CJOC-Sunday at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Evening Testimony Meetings 1203 4th Ave. S. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 - 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY 10:00 a.m.-Bible Study 11:00 a.m.-Worship 6:00 p.m.-Evening Worship WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Bible Study NORMAN FISK Evangelist Phono 328-5781 Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service 7:00 p.m.-Communion Service CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION - HEALING - MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. 11:15 a.m.-Morning Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service BEREAN CHR1 STADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South 11:00 a.m.-Breaking of Bread 12:30 p.m.-Sunday School 7:30 p.m.-"THE BOOK OP GENESIS" Speaker-Mr. W. Pickford Thursday, 8:00 p.m.-Bible Class A Hearty Welcome Awalti You Herel EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayer Megrath Dr. Phone 327-6113 Paston REV. H. J. JOST 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Service 7:30 p.m.-Evening Service A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL. 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 Your Child Is Most Welcome 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship /. Topic: "NEW THINGS" 7:00 p.m.-Evangelistic Adult Choir Sings, Director: Mrs. M. Mitchell 7:00 p.m.-Evangelistic. Carol Choir will sing, Director, Mrs. Jean Jensen MID WEEK SERVICES TUESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Missionary Service Adult Choir practice at close of Missionary Service. FRIDAY 7:00 p.m.-Youth Service A Friendly Welcome Awaits You LETHBRIDGE - PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE 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. 9:30'a.m.-Church School for all ages 1614 5th Avenue S. 9:45 a.m.-Church School for all ages. 11:00 a.m.-"VICTORIOUS LIVING" Communion Service 7:00 p.m.-"FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES" Wednesday 8:00 p.m.-The Mid Week Service EVERYONE WELCOME 10:30-12:00 a.m.- Nursery Care Pre School - Primary Dept. Adult Worship-7:00 p.m.-Evening Service Jan. 3rd - Mr. Wester Thurton, Assistant Decn 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 HAROLD MARTIN 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning 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. 8:45 a.m.-Mattin Service with Communion. 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School and Bible Class 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth 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 listen to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday 7:30 a.m. CFAC Calgary 320 7th Street South RtV. W. J. OAMIll, PASTOR "LET'S GROW WITH LETHBRIDGE" 9:55 a.m.-Sunday School with classes for all ages 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Service "NEW YEAR WATCHWORD" 7:00 p.m.-Service of Evangelism Subject: "IS WATER BAPTISM BY IMMERSION NECESSARY?" 10:30 p.m.-Listen to "THE SUNSHINE EVANGEL HOUR" C.J.O.C. 1220 K.C. Wed. 8 p.m.-Prayer and Bible Study Fri. 7:30 p.m.-Christ Ambassadors Youth Service A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU OND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S ttASA Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Asoelote Rev. E. R. Doyle, BA. L.T.H. Orp'anlst and Choir Director Mrs. Dolores Reid (A. Mus.) 9,00 a.m.-Holy Communion (Said) 11:00 a.m.-Famliy Service, Junior Choir (Nursery Provided) Beginners Department of Church School 12:00 noon-Holy Communion MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, January 7th, 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN S JS\iT RECTORi The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., L.Th. SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS 7:30 a.m.-Mattins 8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.-Church School 10:55 a.m.-Nursery In Hall 11:00 a.m.-Sung Eucharist 6:30 p.m.-Evensong Vestry Wednesday-The Epiphany-7:00 p.m. Eucharist Friday-9:30 a.m. Eucharist Saturday-7:30 p.m.-Preparation for Parish Eucharist THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. ROBERT B. McCLURE, MD, FRCS DR. J. 1. PATERSON, Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV. L. BRIAN JONES, Lethbridge Cholrmon, South Alberto Presbytery S0UTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and 11th St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT . REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 1971 11:00 a.m.-"GREEN BOUGHS" MUSIC: Senior Choir, "Holy, Lord God of Hosts." - Young "The Lord's Prayer." Gates. NO CHURCH SCHOOL _NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave. and 24th St. S. Minister: Rev. I. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Ecjteren Organist: Mr. J. E. Longford 3rd. SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 1971 11:00 a.m.-Family Worship 11:00 a.m.-"Man's Betrayal of His Manhood." Sunday School withdrawn for Jan. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 9:30 a.m.-Grades III to IX. 11:00 a.m.-Three Years to Seven Years Nursery facilities for Tiny Tots _EVERYONE WELCOME_ FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDALE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY GLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 1971 DIVINE WORSHIP at 11:00 a.m. SERMON TITLE: "GIFTS! - With a dash of daring" (Mr. Eskdale preaching) SUNDAY SCHOOL, JUNIOR DEPARTMENT at 9:15 a.m. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR DEPARTMENT at 9:30 a.m. PRIMARY and BEGINNERS DEPARTMENT at 11:00 a.m. Nursery facilities as usual. A CITY CHURCH WITH A RURAL WELCOME! ;