Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
More recognition is paid to women in the Church By IlEV. DAVID POLING Every national church as- sembly this year Is nodding to- ward women's liberation. Major programs are getting over- hauled, ffew recognition and larger assignments are being offered. The visibility and audi- bility of women in leadership is most apparent. Yet history reveals that this Is not the first decade to rec- ognize the special talents and skills of women in the church. The late 1900s and early 20th century years saw some major personalities giving leadership within the Christian community and even establishing denomin- ations. No, we're Dot referring, this time to Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science. Nor to Amy Scmple McPherson and the Four Square Gospel Church. But the amzing, unique mini- CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY a.m.-CJOC "The TRUTH That HEALS" School Church Service "SACRAMENT" WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM p.m. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. stry of Ellen G. White and the founding, with her husband, of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. In the new book, "Ellen G. White, Prophet of (Keats Publishing, Inc., we have the most recent look at a woman who employed real gifts of prophecy to shape the lives of millions of people. The clue to the success of this quiet, self educated lady from Portland, Maine is summed up in her own words: "At limes I am carried far ahead into the future and shown what is to take place. Then again I am shown things as they have occurred in the past. Why have I not claimed to be a prophet? It is because in these days many who boldly claim that they are prophets are a reproach to the cause of Christ Of course, an earlier group of Adventists (choosing Saturday as the Sabbath and rightful day of worship, not Sunday) made the most glaring gaff by predicting the end of the world for NH3 so asserted by Wil- liam Miller. When that date came and went, they took a crack at 1845, but the vision was blurred. Following this episode, Ellen White and her husband, James, ardent followers of Miller, be- gan their own evangelistic out- reach. Ellen White was believed to have psychic powers and re- lated some visions to her followers. Much of this appear- ed in book form (although she was an able public speaker) where she penned some 37 vol- umes writing until her death at 80! Much that Mrs. White and her followers teach is not ac- cepted by all Christians and that is what makes for denomi- nations and division. Yet many of her views and visions have a surprising relevance for today. She taught that tobacco was a malignant poison. She ques- tioned the use of X-ray and held that overuse could be deadly. Directing her people toward benefits of nutrition and natur- al foods, she must have tx one of the first to sound the alarm over consumption of fatty food and refined sugar. Concerning uban life in 1890, she wrote witli a cutting edge: "In the future the condition of things in the cities will grow more and more objectionable from the standpoint of health, the smoke and dust of the cities are very objection- able. The constant liability to contact with disease, the pre- valence of foul air, impure water, impure food are some of the many evils to be met." Ellen G. White now has a global following and in the day when women's lib is rising iii the church i.' might be helpful to see the trail carved out by individuals who were doing their thing a century ago. New UC secretary optimistic More diverse activities TORONTO (CP) Rev. George Morrison, the former business executive who became general secretary of the general council of the United Church of Canada recently, says he be- lieves fti church is moving away from more traditional practices. He said In an Interview he be- 1202 3rd Avenuo S. A. DANIEt GOLDSMITH MINISTER School and REV. HENRY HILDEBRANDT KENYA, E. AFRICA D1AL-A-THOT 327-4581 Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29IH Street So. H. P. N1KKEL, Co-ordinotor Ph. 345-3335 School Service No Evening Service CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner Jth Ave. and J3lh SI. 5. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pallor: Rtv. T. W. Roycroff Service Service Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to (he Back to God Hour every Sun- day night at p.m. over CHEC radio. The message this Sunday will be about Unconventional Politics and examines the question of whether or not Christians should develop their own political positions Psalm provides insight into that matter. The Christian Heformed church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH 9th Ave. and 51. N. Pastor: W. HARMS JULY 9, 1972 a.m.-ENGLISK LANGUAGE FAMILY SERVICE Guest Speaker: Keiko Niwayama and daughter Mizue from Japan THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND lieves that when the United Church celebrates its 50th anni- versary in 1975, it will be enter- ing a period of more diverse ac- tivities. "I look at It said Mr. Morrison, who suc- ceeds Rev. Ernest E. Long as the church's chief administra- tive officer. WORKED FOR IBM Mr. Morrison, 58, became fin- ancial controller of the IBM World Trade Corp. after years of partnership with a Toronto firm as an accountant. A graduate of commerce and finance from the University of Toronto, he worked with Hud- son's Bay Co. in Winnipeg be- fore joining the war effort as deputy financial superintendent in the department of national defence in Ottawa in 1940. After five years of post-war partnership with a Toronto firm, he was invited by the president of IBM to be the con- troller of the IBM World Trade Corp., the wholly-owned subsidi- Lutheran women in convention The Alberta-B.C. District of the Lutheran Women's Mis- sionary league will meet for their llth biennial convention at Trinity Western College, Langley B.C. July 11 12. "Armed for taken from Ephesians 6 v is the chosen theme for the two day conference. The keynote address will be delivered by Rev. RemLz of Courtenay B.C. Pres. Mrs. Arno Ginther of Fort Saskatchewan, who is completing a four year term, will preside at the con- vention. The Lutheran Women's Mis- sionary League has over members in the United States and Canada. CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 lllh St. 5. J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Mr. D. Maisey, Organist "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. Classes for Children) Evening Service p.m. EVERYBODY WELUOME ary responsible for all opera- tions outside the United States. But at age 42, Mr. Morrison gave up his position in New York and became a full-tirne di- vinity student. He graduated in 1950 from Emmanual College at the University of Toronto with a fellowship to St. Andrew's Uni- versity in Scotland. After completing the fellow- ship, he worked in a north Win- nipeg mission, and served in a series of national church posi- tions before becoming secretary of the church board of finance in 1963. For five years before being named secretary of the general council, he was a minister of a congregation in Vancouver. Presbyterians in U.S. elect new moderator WASHINGTON, D.C. Sur- geon, missionary, churchman, editor, pitcher, husband, father. And now moderator. Thai's Dr. L. Nelson who on June. 18, 1972, was chos- en to occupy the highest elec- tive office in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. But above all these roles he is a Christian who emphasizes fellowship among believers and fidelity to Scripture. In accepting the new distinc- tion, Dr. Bell, the executive editor of Christianity Today, pledged to work for more har- mony in his dissent-torn deno- mination. "I say to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ, when this time comes next year, God will- ing, we're going to be closer he said. Dr. Bell was elected modera- tor of the 112th annual Genera! Assembly on the second ballot. The assembly took place at the Montreal, North Carolina, Pres- byterian conference grounds, where he has his home. Saturday, July i, 197? THI LETHMIDOE HBIA1D _ THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 -4th Avenim S. Corps Officers MAJOR THELMA M. CORNEY-MAJOR JOAN M. PIERCE School Worship Worship WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Church 1614 5lh Avenue South Minister REV. G. KEITH CHURCHILL, B.A., B.D. Music Director: MR. HOYD G. HOPPER, L.R.S.M. 1818 5lh Avenue South Miniitor-THE REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY Drain near to God! SERVICE of WORSHIP at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Ralph Easier Nursery and Sunday Church School for at First Baptist Church and travel to Mill Creek Camp for outing and worship service YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Go out to live! Ready to admit ex-convicts to be clergymen DALLAS (APi The largest Lutheran denomination in the Uniled State says it stands ready to admit ex-coiwicLs to its clergy. After all, the church observes, Jesus himself was considered a "political-religious criminal." So were "countless witnesses to adds the Lutheran Church in America. In a word policy state- ment adopted here, the church urged an end to the confine- ment of most lawbreakers in prison, saying such treatment only increases (heir alienation from society, further undermin- ing it. Dead Sea scrolls In addition to the Old Testa- ment books, written to He- brew, the Dead Sea Scrolls also include some parts of the Apoc- rypha written in Aramaic and Greek. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES ot a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4345 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 6 Ave. N. PASTOR: V. SCHORR School Worship Service EVERYONE CORDIALLY WELCOME. BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7lh St. South of Bread School PROMISES TO MAN" Speaker: Mr. A. Bennett A Hearty Welcome- Awaiti You Herel to'iDle, at the Corner of Sth Ave. and I8th St. N. Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pre Millennial Soul-Winning New Testament BaptlM Church K. D. OLDFIELD, Poilor PHONE 328-4178 EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Ulh AVI. end Mayor Magralh Dtlv. Phoni 327-iMJ Poster, REV. H. J. JOST SCHOOL HOUR a.m.-WORSHIP SERVICE p.m.-SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE. A CORDIAL INVITATION TO YOU! CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Stvdy Service WEDNESDAY Study 328-2708 or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. and 16lh St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASIEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Classes for all ages. Service Report on the General Assembly by Mrs. R. G. Deasley Service Report on the General Assembly by Mr. Graham Bartle MIDWEEK SERVICES AS USUAL A Friendly Welcome Awaits You LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Street South Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC1220 K.C. School with classes for all ages. Worsliip Service of Evangelism Subject: "THE HIDDEN GOSPEL" A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12lh Street South Phone 327-0707 ELCC PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN Worship Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 16th Street 5. Minister W. F. Schoepp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Res. a.m. Christian Education Worship Service Wednesday, July 12 Christian Education Worship Service Vacation Bible School July 18-28 a.m. to 12 Noon Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month tllttn to Lutheran Hour-Sunday a.m. CFAC Calgary 'Bethel 'Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARfSON, PASTOR Worship Worship SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. and lOln ST. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBUGATION) SUNDAY-7 a.m., 9 a.m., a.m., 12 Noon ASSUMPTION 2405 12th AVE. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-8 a.m., a.m., 11 a.m., p.m. (Folk Mass in Hall a.m.) THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Reclon Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood L.T.C.L Communion Communion Rev. David Rogers Nursery Provided MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, July 13th, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN JEMT RECTOR: The Reverend Conon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., LTh. SIXTH AFTER TRINITY SUMMER SCHEDULE Eucharist Swithin THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderalor: DR. A. B. B. MOORE, Toronto President of Conference: REV. P. A. CLINE, Edmonton 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 Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouje Organisl Emeritus; Mr. A. K. Rutland SUNDAY, JULY 9, 1972 WILL BE HELD IN McKILLOP .UNITED CHURCH Corner of 15Lh Avenue and 24th Street South McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lelhbridge from 15th Ave. ond 24th St. S. Minister REV. FLORENCE WILKINSON B.A., B.D., M. Th Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Eqleren Organist: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, JULY 9, 1972 LEISURE." Music: Guest Soloist, Mrs. H. Plumptou Guest Organist, Mr. A. K. Putland NURSERY WILL BE PROVIDED. FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of Slh Avenue and 13th Street North Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, JULY 9, 1972 n.m.-SERVrCE WILL BE HELD AT McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH (Corner of 15th Avenue nnd Street Transport nlion will be provided to McKUlop "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"