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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, January 18, 1975 Thf Herald--------------------------- Religion Hi-C sponsor drama program The Covenant Players of Los Angeles, specialists in motivational drama designed to relate Christianity to the modern world, will present the play, Love, at Southminster United Church, Sunday at p.m. Sponsored by the Hi-C group of the church, the tnespians, directed by Charles M. Tanner, member of the Screen Producers Guild in Hollywood, have as their purpose to generate people into a more exciting, deep and purposeful acceptance and dedication to Christ. Books part of outreach A low-profile Christian outreach using paperback New Testaments will be aimed at Canada Winter Games visitors here in February. Sponsored by the Lcthbridge Christian Reformed Church, the books are now being placed in motel bedrooms where management agrees. An insert pasted inside the front cover tells readers books may be kept for further reference. A box number is included offering Bible study courses and spiritual help for enquirers. "About a dozen books a week are being Rev. L. Mulder, pastor, explained. "The outreach will be stepped-up near Games time." Religion day observed World Religion Day will be observed by Canadian Baha'i communities Jan. 21. This day is commemorated by Baha'is to stress the oneness of all revealed religions. Baha'is believe that religion has always been the source of unity and that world religion is the source of unity. Lethbridge Baha'is will gather to read prayers from tb various religions and to pray for world unity, reports Anna Gangur. Building debts eliminated Hodges bequest helps United LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH 1202 3rd S. A. D. GOLDSMITH. Pastor p.m. CHINESE ALLIANCE SERVICES PASTOR J.CHUANG SCHOOL SERVICE SERVICE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 716 23 Street North (Phone 327-1464) Morning Service Talks of memorial Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is shown during a recent interview in Atlanta at the Martin King Jr. Centre for Social Change. The centre was formed to teach nonviolence and to struggle against the evils in society, according to Mrs. King. Presbyterians prepare for triple anniversary CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Cor. 5th Ave. and 13th SI. S. SALVATION HEALINGS MIRACLES Plltor: REV. T W. ROVCROFT School Service Service WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD (Affiliated with Ambassador College) SATURDAY, JANUARY to p.m. LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE LARGE LECTURETHfATRE 5th Ave. 18th St. South Mini.ter: CECIL MARANVILLE, Ph. 345-4705 (ColUct) Listen to GARNER TED ARMSTRONG ON CFCN RADIO and TELEVISION LETHBRIOGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR M. L. ISRAELSON S20-7IH Street South Home ol the Sunthine Evangel Hour Lillen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. School (Classes for all ages) Bus Rides (Phone 328-7461) Worship "IT'S A GOOD LIFE" Service. Special Music Hearty invitation it extended to a warm welcome awaitf you Members of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church this weekend celebrate a triple an- niversary in Lethbridge. Religious and social func- tions will salute 50 years as a congregation, 90 years of I Presbyterian ministry in 1 Lethbridge and 100 years since formation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Saturday evening commenc- ing 7 p.m. in the church gym- nasium, 1818 5th Avenue-S., young people of the congrega- tion will sponsor a family coffee house dance. Rev. Douglas Fry, Minister at Knox Presbyterian, Red Deer, will preach an anniver- sary message Sunday at 11 a.m. and will speak again Monday at a congregation dinner. From sea to sea, Canadian Presbyterians this year are observing a theme of remembrance, renewal and response. Early in June, the centennial general assembly meets in Montreal, scene of Presbyterian union. to 1875, Presbyterian work in Canada was con- ducted by separate mission outreaches of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches in Scotland, Ireland, France and Holland. Union created a mother church for Canadian members. A national congress June 25 at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., is also part of the celebration. Some delegates are expected to attend. FIRST CHURCH Presbyterians claim their initial structure in Lethbridge was the first denominational worship building erected here. Pioneer Sunday school work was inaugurated by Fort Macleod and Lethbridge druggist John Higinbotham in 1885. The first building opened for worship Feb. 15, 1886, on the site of the present F. W. Woolworth department store. A new Knox Church was erected in 1908 on the southwest corner of 4th Avenue and 8th Street S. An extension project called St. Andrew's commenced in North Lethbridge, later link- ing with Westminster Methodist members to es- tablish First United Church several years before organic union was implemented by parent denominations. Meanwhile, Knox congrega- tion divided in 1925 over union discussions and some former Presbyterians joined Southminster United. The Knox building was sold to the Baptists who occupied it until fire destroyed the landmark in January, 1953. Dissidents from union ac- tion re-established in the old St. Augustine's Anglican parish hall and in a Lutheran sanctuary at 15th Street and 6th Avenue S. This group was the second one to adopt the name St. Andrew's. Sale of the Lutheran proper- ty necessitated temporary worship in 10th Street S. Masonic Hall. Property donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert O'Hagen enabled a new St. Andrew's building to be erected at 5th Avenue and 8th Street S. The Presbyterian flock con- tinued to grow. On Dec. 3, 1961, the current property was consecrated, the third building actually erected and named St. Andrew's in Lethbridge. Rev. Larry Hankinson has served the pulpit since arriv- ing here in June, 1965, from Gordon Presbyterian Church, B.C. By NOEL BUCHANAN Herald Religion Writer Several Lethbridge United Church congregations will soon eliminate building debts following a bequest left them by former Barons farmer Robert Hodges. City lawyer Bill Russell, a member of McKillop United Church, explained Mr. Hodges designated plus some oil company shares for reduc- ing or paying off capital costs on any United Church erected in Lethbridge during his lifetime. A committee from McKillop United investigated and .awarded, under terms of the will, the following funds, Mr. Russell said: First United, McKillop, and LDS aid Games drop-in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints has offered a variety of assistance to Canada Winter Games in- terfaith organizers. Ten men have volunteered drop in centre counselling service, reported LDS In- stitute director Bob Mdntosh this week. Some church members have already volunteered individually for committee work and two wards have agreed to open their homes to persons needing accommodation. A shuttle service between the athletes village and LDS church services will also be provided, Mr. Mclntosh said. TURKEY REPLACED NEW YORK (AP) Ken- tucky fried chicken replaced roast turkey this year at the Salvation Army's traditional Bowery Thanksgiving dinner for homeless persons. The switch in the almost 100- year-old menu was made when the Colonel Sanders organization donated its specialty as part of its co- operation with the Salvation Army's new food drive. Pass churches pray together BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Rev. Douglas Dunn, chairman of the Crowsnest Pass Ministerial Association, has announced an ecumenical Christian worship service will be held in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Blairmore at p.m. on Jan. 24. The week of Jan. 19-26 has been designated by the World Council of Churches as a week to pray for Christian unity. CHURCH DAMAGED SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Flames swept through the interior of St. George Creek Orthodox Memorial Church, destroying much of the sanctuary. No in- juries were reported and firemen doused the flames within 15 minutes. A number of valuable paintings and stained glass windows were ruined. The windows were valued at by church officials. Investigators said the blaze apparently started from an overheated boiler. Hindu god most popular deity in busy Bangkok "YE DO ERR, NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES" Matthew Ignorance of God's Word usually means ignorance of Christ. (John Bring your Bible to an old-fashioned Bible study. INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH Mealing in the Lethbridge Construction Allocation Building 122 S Avenue South Monday, p.m. 1875-1975 THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA CENTENNIAL YEAR ST. ANDREWS 1818-SlhAvenue Soulh Minilter: REV. L.D. HANKINSON, B.A. School NINETIETH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE Guest Preacher, Rev. DOUGLAS 0. FRY Organist: W. Van der Kooy BETHLEN 1020 -10 Avenue North Minister: REV. G. TELCS, B.A. B.D., M.TH. School Organist: Vivian Toth BANGKOK (AP) A Hindu god on a busy Bangkok street corner is one of the most popular deities in this devoutly Buddhist country. Good luck, an attractive spouse, success in business and lucky lottery numbers- Brahma is known for coming through. Thousands of commuters flock daily to the ornate min- iature pavilion where a four- headed, eight-armed image of Brahma overlooks a small courtyard. Laden with incense, chains of garlands and elephant fig- they take a moment to pray and unburden their prob- lems. They buy gold leaf and candles to adorn the shrine and sparrows to free from cages to gain celestial favor. Marble benches and colorful beach umbrellas surround the compound for weary workers to rest and contemplate their petitions. Incense overpowers the fragrance of jasmine, creating a solemn atmosphere for this religious oasis amid the rush-hour traffic. Thousands of shrines and spirit houses adorn Bangkok, most of them Buddhist, but the tolerant Thais respect all gods. This shrine was built in 1956 during the construction of the government-owned Era- wan Hotel. After numerous accidents and delays in the building schedule, word spread that evil spirits were roaming the area. When a ship sailing from Italy with marble for the hotel sank, laborers refused to work. Hotel officials called on a holy man. Build a shrine to Brahma on the hotel grounds, he advised, and the problem will be solved. They did and it was. Since then, stories have spread throughout Bangkok of wishes granted by Brahma. Lulu Sukhabut, executive sec- retary of the Erawan Hotel, knows of one woman who won in the lottery after praying to the god. Another common story is that a young girl promised Brahma that if she won the lottery she would dance naked before him. She won but failed to return. She was then visited in a dream by Brahma who reminded her of her promise. Several nights later she stole to the temple in the dark, dis- robed, and danced. Since many of the worship- pers who come to the shrine give money, the Erawan has set up a foundation which dis- penses the donations to chari- ties. As for the hundreds of wooden, ceramic, and ivory elephants donated, the hotel collects them and gives them to a temple where they are sold. The proceeds' go to charity. Mrs. Sukhabut said that anyone who takes gifts do- nated to the god without ask- ing her permission or offering compensation risks being vis- ited by elephants in his dreams and taking sick. 'One guard at our hotel took a chain from Brahma's hand while he was cleaning the shrine and wore it on his own she said. "Several days later he became very ill and was hospitalized. "Doctors examined him but could find nothing wrong. Fi- nally a monk spoke to him and advised him to return the bracelet. Once it was re- turned the guard recovered immediately." Southminister, This leaves plus oil shares to be disposed of con- sistent with terms of the will, Mr. Russell said. The Japanese United congregation received an en- quiry from the committee and was found to have no debts that would qualify under con- ditions set, Mr. Russell added. It is understood that a be- quest also.was made to the Lethbridge Family Y. Last April, Y President Roger Meintzer reported publicly was owing on the downtown building. The Lethbridge Y has declined further comment on the possi- ble bequest. Born near Gailsburg, 111., on August 10, 1879, Mr. Hodges took his first job with the YMCA organization for a month. During seven years employment with the Y, Mr. Hodges purchased farm properly-east of Barons for an acre. An active member of the United Church, Mr. Hodges sang in McKillop United choir and played the organ for the Barons congregation at different periods. Mr. Hodges moved to the Barons district in 1913, purchasing the first of four sections of land. -Between farming ventures, he worked for Imperial Oil Co., hauling oil and kerosene from Cham- pion to Barons. Mr. Hodges helped operate a store and was for a time assistant post master at Barons. An honorary life member of the Lethbridge Historical Society, Mr. Hodges contributed a number of early day pictures to the Sir Alex- ander Gait Museum. Mr. Hodges retired in 1952 and purchased a home in Lethbridge. He resided in the city until his death, Dee.' 26, 1973 at the age of 94. BOB HODGES CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203-4thAVE.S. School Service "LIFE" Wednesday. Meeting READING ROOM Open Noon p.m. Tues., Thurs.. Sat. CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST US-11th St. S. J. R. CHAPMAN. Minister MR. D. MAISEY. Organist "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service a.m. (Worship Service lor Adults S.S. Classes tor Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME! THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 4th Avenue South Majors: THElMA M. CORNEY. JOAN M. PIERCE School a.m.-STUDIES IN HEBREWS 12 Major Thelma Corney preaching "I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD" Major Joan Pierce preaching Prayer and Bible Study NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH Church at Bible Study Church at Worship, Message: "GOD'S METHOD FOR HOLY LIVING" Church at Evensong Tht Evingtlieal Church in Canada 1402-B Ave. N. D. E. SIPE Everyone is Welcome Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites You to listen to the Back to God Hour every Sunday night-at p.m. over CHEC Radio. "THE DRIFT TOWARD DEATH" EXAMINES THE SUB- JECT OF ABORTION. Pro-Life forces are marching on Washington DC on Jan. 22. In Canada we might learn something too about the wholesale murder now going on in some hospitals. Listen in. The Christian Reformed Church is located at 1807-2nd Ave. "A" North in the City Services at a.m. and p.m. YOU are invited cordially CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Everyone Welcome FIRST, SECOND and SEVENTH WARDS: 1912-10th Avenue South THIRD and FOURTH WARDS: 28th Street South and Scenic Drive FIFTH and SIXTH WARDS: 2223-6th Avenue 'A' North STUDENT BRANCH: 28th Street South' PLEASE PHONE 328-8305 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Church of the Nazarene School Worship Services Rev. R. G. Deasley speaking Night Bible Study Young Peoples ;