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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta g _ THl ItTHMIDGI HIHALD Saturday, January 1972 Toronto People's Church provides heady mixture TORONTO (OP) Going to worship at the People's Church is a heady mixture of religious service, political rally, and TV variety-talk littie music and a lit- tle conversation. The People's Church here is Canada's largest Protestant congregation. Its pastor, Rev. Paul Smith, is best known for publicly preferring Hitler to Prime Minister Trudeau dur- ing a broadcast religious serv- ice. The People's Church does, In fact, sav of itself that "it sticks close to the Bible and fights to overcome the forces of liberalism." Inside the church, an organ plays softly under the buzz of crowd noise, the kind of at- mosphere that's obvious just before a hockey game starts. A chime sounds, the crowd grows silent, and there in the pulpit is Mr. Smith, son of liie church's founding minister, a man in his 40s with a chatty, easy-going microphone man- ner. "We worship said Lyte Moray, who has been a member of the church for 23 years and who works at a hos- pital inquiry desk. "Other churches get 200 people on Sunday and they knock us, while we get more than "I don't approve of every- thing he said Mr. Morey, "I approve about half. Especially I don't like it when Must become more Christlike Secret of church unity NEW YORK (AP) The Archbishop of Canterbury preached In Roman Catholic St. Patrick's Cathedral last Sun- day and said the secret of church unity is for all churches and Christians to become more Chrisfliie. "Far and wide we have come to realize what the ecumenica task really the Most Rev Arthur Michael Ramsey, lead er of the Anglcan Church, i In his prepared sermon. "It does not mean asking 'How may we unite our Outrage voiced at Texas service NEW YORK (AP) A news photo showing a flashily-robed university chaplain in Texas two-stepping down the chapel aisle with a girlln hot pants has produced a wave of reaction- much of it indignant. The target of the letter bar- rage, Rev. J. Claude Evans, ob- serves: Canadian named to Jesuit post VATICAN CITY (Heater) Rev. Edward F. Sheridan, a Canadian, has been named re- gional head of the Roman Cath- olic Jesuit order with responsi- bility for England, Ireland, Malta, Belgium and Canada. He succeeds Rev. Andrew Snoeck. Rev. G. Keith Churchill has accepted a call 10 First Baptist Church lelhbridge and will commence his ministry on February 1, 1972. He comes lo Lethbridge from Saint John New Bruns-wlck. Mr. Churchill earned his degree at Acadia Univeriity and Union Theological Sem- inary New York and woi or- dained at First Baptist Church Amherst Nova Scotia in 1965. Mr. Churchill Is married and they have a son. "Somebody out there ob- viously feels threatened. It's ev- ident that many white, middle- class American Protestants have lost their historic sense of freedom in worship and see it only in fixed, formalized terms." Chaplain Evans, of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex., said he received about 130 letters so far hs a result of the photo, and most are sharply critical. But some have been on the other side: "Brave! And a great big badge for the courage it took to express joy and elation where usually there is only a pious hush." Chaplain Evans, 54, whose campus congregation has moved gradually toward freer forms of worship, said: "We've got to recognize that it's a new day in terms of student re- sponse." The chaplain, in psychedelic robe leading the choir in a two- step dance down the aisles, joined by the congregation, at which point the choir threw paper streamers into the air, filling the chapel with spiralling color and sound. "Christ is com. ing! CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY a.m.-CJOC "The TRUTH That HEALS" School Service "LOVE" WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM p.m. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School NEW HEAVENS, AND NEW EARTH" A. Bennett A Hearty Welcome Awoiti You Herel St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5lh Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE LAST APPEAL" Church School: All classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour also. Church of the Nazorene 9lh Ave. and 16lh St. S. -Phone 357-8827 REV. R. 0. DEASLEY, Miniiter Res. 327-4784 SUNDAY SERVICES School Classes for All Ages Worship A Friendly Welcome Awaits You churches just as they are Rather does it mean ask- ing 'How may our churches be- come more Ohristlike, more obedient to Christ's purpose for Earlier in the day the 67- year-old archbishop worhsipped at the Episcopal "Little Church Around the which he said was the first American church he has visited as a 20- year-old member of a touring Cambridge University debating team. The archbishop said he had stayed at a nearby hotel with the debating team, and "on Sunday when I wanted to wor- ship I went to the church around the corner." He said he had great affec- tion for the church, which is really named the Church of the Transfiguration. It got its pop- ular name in 1870, when actor Joseph Jefferson, frying to ar- range for the funeral of an ac- tor friend, was refused at a nearby church whose minister sent him to "the little church around the corner." he speaks against other reli- gions, though he gets big crowds when he does those things. "I donf think Paul Smith really meant that Hitler was better than Trudeau. He was just using that as an illustra- tion. But Trudeau does seem that Mr. Smith had said in a ser- mon Oct. 31 that if faced with a choice, he would prefer Hit- ler to Mr. Trudeau because comiusttBm Is more danger- ous to Canada than nazism. He told his congregation this Sunday that he got only two letters on the sermon in which he mentioned Mr. Tru- deau. "And one of them was from Senator Keith Davey, who is going to follow this program with a rebuttal. Only two." He mentioned why he refused to let Senator Davey make his rebuttal before the very congregation that heard Mr. Smith's attack on Mr Trudeau. "He would be facing a Ilia- tile he said amidst applause. Mr. Smith suggested former Alberta premier Ernest Man- ning for the next prime minis- ter and there were a few com- plimentary remarks about Mr. Manning. Bev. Alfred Wiener, though not on the ministerial staff, is one of the church elders. He is the director of the Hope of Israel Messenger, a society to deepen understanding be- tween Jews and Christians. "Dr. Smith gets tremendous support from his preaching of the Word of God. He stands on strictly biblical he said. "He is like the prophets of the Old Testament. They spoke out even to their own people and -were not always liked." UC Observer says Church stand on abortion wrong TORONTO (CP) Editors of the United Church Observer say abortion is wrong and the liberal stand taken by the United Church is a mistake. Aussie Flying Parson' DARWIN, Australia (Renter) Australia's 68-year-old "flying parson" is still going at full throttle after 36 years of bringing spiritual medicine to a remote area of the Northern Territory. The drone of Rev. Harold Shepardson's Cessna plane is a "amiliar sound to tribes of ab- origines scattered over a OOD-square-mile reservation In Arohem Land. sort of latter- day ministering angel with his own set of become heir teacher, adviser and Mend, as well as pastor. Fit and tanned, he flies sup- plies every day to lonely out- lasts, and transports missionar- es around a network of Method- st missions, often providing an air link with more populated areas hundreds of miles apart. In Arnhem Land, where air- strips are unsophisticated, Shep- pie often lands his aircraft on makeshift strips cleared by his aboriginal helpers more than 30 years ago. PHONE NUMBER South Africa has 1.6-million elephones In use. CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 4jj nth si. s. Mr. D. Moiiey, Organiil -I. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. for Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME "Killing a child shortly be- fore birth is as wrong as killing a child shortly after wrote A. C. Forrest, editor and publisher, and Patricia Clarke, associate editor, in a signed editorial in the Februaiy issue of the magazine. The United Church general council decided last year that "abortion" is morally justifi- able in certain medical, social and economic circumstances and should be a private matter between a woman and her doc- tor. The Observer editorial re- jects the statement that abor- tion Is a private matter and urges the council to reconsider its abortion stand at its meet- ing in Saskatoon in August. Swiss revoke ban 011 Jesuits after 124 years BERN (Reuter) The Swiss government has announced it has decided to revoke a 114- year-old ban on the Roman Catholic order of Jesuits, which forbade them to exercise any educational or religious func- tion in Switzerland. It will also revoke another constituutional clause which for- bade the construction of new monasteries and convents for religious orders or the re-estab- lishment of any which had been suppressed. A draft law deleting the two clauses from the constitution will be submitted to parliament and to a referendum of the Swiss people later this year. St. Genevieve saint of Paris St. Genevieve, credited with tiaving saved the city from the barbaric invasions of Childeric and Attila, is the patron saint of Paris, France. Her intercession ias traditionally been sought in times of danger and plagues. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES al a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 er 311-4565 PLACID IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS THE SALVATION ARMY Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. School Worship Service WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church Streel So. H. P. NIKKEL, Co-erdlnalor Ph. 345-3335 a.m.-Sunday School Worship Service Service presented by Library Com- mittee CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Caitar: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner ilh Avt. end 13th St. 5. Service Service NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada U02 B Avt. N. PASTOR: N. W. HEEBNER a.m.-Sunday School Fellowship EVERYONE WELCOME 1202 3rd Avenue V Miniitert: D. GOLDSMITH J. KRESTINSKI School Service Service DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 Interchurch Prayer, Bethany Baptist EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH llth Avt. and Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 3274111 Ration REV. H. J. JOST a.m CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR a.in.-THE WORSHIP SERVICE SERVICE A CORDIALLY INVITATION TO ALL CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 I lit Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service WEDNESDAY Study 328-2708 or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour every Sun- day night at over CHEC radio. On Jan. 30th the radio minister will speak on the subject: "Set your watch with You can buy watches with Jesue pictures on them now. Maybe the idea seems ridiculous, but there is something good about thinking about Him when you look at your watch It teUs you how to relate every minute to Jesus Christ. The Christian Reformed church is located 1807 2nd Ave. 'A1 North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are Invited cordially. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th AvtniM South MinUter, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., (.Th. Organiit: MR. ALIYN MILLS Chair Director: MRS. NORA ROSE School for al] ages SEARCH AND VICTORY ASSURED" THAT REALLY HELPS This will be Rev. Easters last Sunday before leaving for Braemar Baptist Church in Edmonton. EVERYONE WELCOME THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., 6.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood L.T.C.L Holy Communion Holy Communion (Said) Folk Mass, Holy Communion and hymns set to Folk Tunes (Rector's Annual Report) All departments of Church School (Nursery facilities) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, February 3, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTORj The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, UTh. ___ THIRD BEFORE LENT Maltlns Holy Eucharist Church School Nursery In Parish Hill li. 00 Sung Eucharist Evensong. Eucharist ITiity Saturday, p m. Preparation for Parish Com- niunion. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH at Corntr of 5th Avt. and 18th St. N. Sunday School-lO.'OO i.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent fn Millennial Soul-Wlnnina New Teitameni Bupllit Church D. OLDFIELD, Paitar PHONE 328-4171 "Bethel Baptist Church. 714 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7lh Streel South Home of the Sunibine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC1520 K.C. with classes for all ages Worship Service Wednesday and Bible study at the} home of Mrs. Ester Nik, 530 7th St. S. Friday p.m. Christ Ambassador's Youth Service) A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12lh Streel South Phone 327-070? PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and I8lh Street S. Miniiter W. F. Scnoepp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Rei. School and Bible Class Worship with Holy Communion Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC 11th Avenue and J4th Streel South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON a.m.-Sunday School Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month_______ listen ta the Lutheran Hour-Sunday tt.m. CFAC Calgary THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A. B. B. MOORE, Toronto Preiidenl of Conference: REV. R. J. THOMSON, Calgorr Chairman of Presbyleryi REV. KEN JORDAN, Pincher Creek SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Direc'dr, Mr. W. M. Woolhouie Organiit Emeritun Mr. A. K. Pulland SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 1972 Golden Chain" With Terry Wheeler and Bruce Thurston re- porting on Tuxis and Older Boys' Parliament MUSIC: Bigger than You and I" Mary Thomson Anthem "Lo, My Shepherd Is Divine" Haydn SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE Lunch prior to Annual Meeting NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from Ave. and 24th St. Minister REV. FLORENCE WILKINSON B.A., B.D., M. Th Choir Director! Mr. H. Van Egleren Organiil; MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 1972 Worship "THE TERRIBLE RESPONSIBILITY OB- WORDS" CHRISTIAN EDUCATION and Intermediate Dept. (8 to 14 yrs.) and Primary (to 7 yrs.) Nursery Faculties for Tiny Tots FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13lh Sine! North Mlniiler, REV. R. E. (Tedl ESKDALE Director of Muik-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 1972 Divine Worship a.m. (Mr. preaching) ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING To held In Lower Church Hall al p.m. ALL SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS MEET AT A.M. Nursery Facilities Available "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME" ;