Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
_ THE LETHBRIDCE HIRAID Saturday, July 3, 1971 Charismatic movement hits all denominations Jehovah's Witnesses meet Taber Civic Centre July 2-4 By GEORGE H. CORNELL AP Religion Writer MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) In calmly precise, matter-of-fact manner, he stood at the rostrum fielding questions from a roomful of critics about one of the strangest, fastest spreading phenomena in the religious world today. Someone asked if it could be dangerous. "It can be if it turns a per- son inward on himself rather than outward in said Rev. Kenneth L. Pagard of Chula Vista, Calif. "It's like electricity. It's dangerous stuff, but if rightly used, it's a great power for good." What, another asked, is its main purpose? "It is primarily a gift of power for the ministry. It is to bring men and women face to face with the reality of the living God." Mr. Pagard, 38, co ordma- tor of the American Baptist Charismatic Fellowship, was talking about an unusual spir- itual activity now surging within most denominations, Protestant and Roman Catho- lic. EMPOWERS FAITH Called the charismatic movement, its participants re- port an infusion of the Holy Spirit that empowers their faith with confidence, assur- ance of God's presence, more vital prayer, frequent heal- ings, greater concern for oth- ers and which ordinarily man- ifests itself through glosso- lalia, speech in unknown tongues. The movement cuts across denominational lines, often in- volving ecumenical groups on campuses sid in local com- munities, as well as many in- dividual parishes and pastors, Lutheran, Episcopal, Method- ist, Presbyterian and other mainline churches, which once shunned it as an emo- t i o n a 1 characteristic of smaller Pentecostal groups. The tongues-speaking is "only part of the package and a minor said Mr. Pa- gard, pastor of Chula Vista's Vatican daily defends concept Guardian angels doctrine VATICAN CITY (AP) An article in the Vatican's daily newspaper defends the concept that each human being has a guardian angel to help him lead a good life. Controversy over the exist- ence of angels has swirled in the Roman Catholic Church in recent years since the Dutch catechism declined to include them as part of essential church teaching. In the article, Rev. Carl Boyer cites references to angels in both Old and New Testament and writes: "More wonderful than the visible universe, there exists the invisible world of the angels." He goes on to uphold "the doctrine of guardian saying it is "based on the word of and he quotes Mat Hiew Do not de- pise one of these little ones, for tell you, their angels in teaven always behold the face of My Father n heaven." The Jesuit theologian recalls hat Pope Pius XH once told a proup of American tourists that CENTRAt CHURCH OF CHRIST 42S llth St. S. Mr D. Maisey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Summer Schedule Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. Classes for Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME Vatican relief to North Vietnam liope of Pontiff VATICAN CITY (CP) Pope Paul said recently he hopes Roman Catholic charity organi- zations soon will be able to bring aid to North as well as South Vietnam. In a major address to the Sacred College of Cardinals, the Pope said his own "discreet but sincere attempt" to achieve reconciliation and peace in Vietnam has been fruitless, but he would continue his efforts. The Pope urged North Viet- nam to let in Vatican relief sup- plies, which so far have gone to the South only. The Pope also renewed an appeal for Jerusalem to be made an International city turning it from an object of "implacable controversy and in- terminable conflict" to a centre of "concord, peace and faith." their guardian angels went with them on their travels. Pope John XXIII, Father Boyer says, used to say fre- quently: "My good angel fold me this." Father Boyer also says Pope John attributed to his guardian angel the inspiration for the sec- ond Vatican ecumenical council. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION -'HEALING MIRACLES Patlor: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. a.m.-Morning Servica expected at Church picnic in Idaho park FARRAGUT STATE PARK, Idaho (AP) An advance party was at Farragut State Park in northern Idaho earlier tlu's week in preparation for a "church scheduled for the July 4 weekend. Sponsor of the event is the Universal Life Church, an or- ganization headed by the Rev. Kirby Hensley Modesto, Calif. While billed only as a "church some law en- forcement officials and one spokesman for the church have said it will amount to a rock music festival. The church, which offers mail order ordina- tions, has said the gathering will be just a picnic. Additional sanitary faculties will be needed but other than that the sprawling acre park should be able to accom- modate a large crowd for the July 3-5 event, park manager John Greig said. A spokesman for the Univers- al Life Church who asked to re- main unidentified said the or- ganization expects about persons to show up for the event. First Baptist church where the "gift of the Spirit" has led many families to open their homes to others, in the com- munal pattern of original Christianity. "In our church, we hardly ever mention tongues-speak- he said. "It's commonly accepted, but it's primarily for use in private devotions. It's direct spiritual communi- cation, from our spirit to God." However, the "tongues' as- pect has drawn a dispropor- tionate amount of public at- tention because of "vague fears" of the odd and unfamil- iar, he said under questioning at sessions of the recent American Baptist Convention here. CITES FEAR "People today are afraid of anything supernatural." He said the "Spirit" experi- ence was a "normal part of Christian life" from the begin- not an exceptional tiling. "It is intended for all Chris- tians as a normal condition. But the church today is in an abnormal condition. The main thing wrong is that it lacks the real presence of the Holy Spirit operating in power." The original manifestation of it, as described in Acts 2, came with the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost, imbu- ing the apostles with courage and persuasiveness. Someone asked if it wasn't mainly a personal emotional process? "On the contrary, there's nothing ecstatic about it. You aren't zanped out into the blue, up "in a cloud some- where. It's so natural people miss it. When it first hap- pened to me, I didn't roll on the floor or jump up and down. It's not for thrilling oneself, but for Die power of a ministry of love." More than 800 persons from southern Alberta are expected to attend a semi annual cir- cuit assembly of Jehovah's Wit- nesses July 2 4 in the Taber Civic Centre. The three day convention will feature discourses by Doug Clegg of Toronto, district super- visor of 150 congregations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Also attend- ing will be Roy Brodie, circuit supervisor of 13 congregations in southwestern Alberta includ- ing the two congregations in Lellibridge. The public is particularly in- vited to attend an address by Mr. Clegg entitled, "What is Behind the Spirit of Rebel- to be gi.en July 4 at 2 p.m. Also featured will be baptism services for ministerial students being ordained. During the past 18 months more than persons in 206 principal countries have been baptized into the faith. Arvid McKee, presiding min- ister of the Westminster con- gregation in Lethbridge, will be the convention manager. 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 CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service p.m.-Evening Service WEDNESDAY Study NORMAN F1SK EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 Chtfrch of the Nazarene 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASIEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Guest Singers Rev. and Mrs. Sibbald and family. 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOtDSMITH Minister SUNDAY SCHOOL MORNING SERVICE p.m. FILM "GOSPEL BLIMP" DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 Family camp near Sundre July 1 to 11 Camping for the whole family is a part of the summer pro- gram of the Missionary Church. The Canada West dis- trict with headquarters in Red Deer James River Bible Camp grounds nine miles north and 1% miles west of Sundre, Alberta, where most of the camping program for .the Missionary Church is held. The program begins this summer with Family Camp meeting, July 1-11. In the public services music from the group of youth and adults from Hawaii will be heard. Rev. Leonard DeWitt, formerly of Galahad, Alberta, now of the State of Washington, will be speaking in both the morning and evening services. Boys' and Girls' camps as well as Wilderness camps di- rected by capable leadershin are planned for late July and j early August. Denominational headquarters I of the Missionary Church are in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A Friendly Welcome Awaits You "Bethel 'Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR SUNDAY SERVICE A.M., A.M. AND P.M. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1912 10th Avenue South 1st Ward 2nd Ward Stake Centre-28th Street South 3rd Ward 4th Ward 6th Ave. 'A' and 23rd St. N. 5th Ward 6th Ward University Ward 2808 28lh SI. 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. F i T Meeting a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. a.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY "The TRUTH That HEALS" Service "GOD" WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM Noon p.m. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES OF LETHBRIDGE WEEKEND MASSES DOWNTOWN-ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. and 10th ST. S. p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., Noon NORTHSIDE-ST. BASIL'S 604 13th ST. N. p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., Noon SOUTHSIDE-ASSUMPTION 2405 12th AVE. S. p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., p.m. COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES First Baptist CHURCH St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN First Baptist CHURCH DRAW NEAR TO GOD 1614 Sth AVENUE SOUTH Minister. REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist: MRS. MARILYN SINCLAIR, A.R.C.T., R.M.T. "THE VOICE OF AUTHORITY" "A STATESMAN WHO PRAYED" GO OUT TO LIVE THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. I. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associote Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., l.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood U.C.L. Communion Communion (Nursery facilities) Service, Junior Choir. (Nursery facilities) Communion MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, July 8th a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN 25 iSMT RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., UTh. FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY a.m.-Holy Eucharist In Parish Hall Eucharist EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH or.j'. JOST 10 am -THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR 11-00 a.m.-Rev. John Ellergodt of Calgary. p.m.-No Evening Service for this week only due to camp. A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Streei So. H. P. NIKKEt, Co-ordinator Ph. 345-3333 School Service BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread OF GOD'S WORD" A. Bennett Wednesday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here! LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE 520 7th Street South REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR Home of the Snnshine Evangel Hoar Listen each Sunday at p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. a.m.-Sunday School With Classes of all ages Worship Servico of Evangelism p.m.- Prayer and Bible Study at the Mrs. Esther Niks-530 7th St. South Fri. p.m. Christ Ambassador's Youth Service N.B. Please nse side doors and back door until completion of construction. Thank yon. A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Streei South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN Service and Holy Communion IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. f. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Res. School and Bible Class Service July 9th V.B.S. Closing Program p.m. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month Listen to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday a.m. CFAC Calgary THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A. B. B. MOORE DR. J. L. PATERSON, Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV. L. BRIAN JONES, lethbridas Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS: Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, JULY 4, 1971 am.-SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN FIRST UNITED CHURCH 5th Avenue North and 13th St. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from ISlh Ave. and 24th St. S. Minister: Rev. I. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Eqteren Organist: Mr. J. E. Longford SUNDAY, JULY 4, 1971 at First United Church McKillop Church Closed EVERYONE WELCOME FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Streei North Minister, REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDALE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, JULY 4, 1971 11-00 a.m.-ALL UNITED CHURCHES COMBINED WORSHIP WITH Rev. Mr. Bob Elliott in charge. Sunday School Sessions withdrawn until Aug. 29th "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"