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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Avenue end Mayer Megreth Drlvi PASTOR H6V. H. J. J08T PHONE 327-M13 School Service Bruce Wakelm will be Speaking Service Bruce Wakelm will be Speaking Cordial Invitation to H Lethbridge Christian Reformed Invites You to Listen to the Back to God Hour Every Sunday Night at p.m. over CHEC Radio SORCERER'S is a Message based on Acts The rising tide of interest in Magic and the Occult makes this Message particularly significant. The Christian Reformed Church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. North in the City Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Morning Service Evening Service bra LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR M L ISRAELSON 520 7th Street South Home of thr. Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.5. a m School for all 11 00 a Worship Message on Sherpherd 7.00 Service The Farr Family of nationally known for their singing and interpretations of religious will present a concert of gospel and Christian songs entitled Celebration of at the PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE 520 7th Street South on TUESDAY JULY 23 at O'CLOCK The musicale centered around God's Love through is non-denominational and all persons youth groups and Christian fellowships are invited attend A love offering will be lifted SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and 11 in St. S. Rev Kenneth W Morris B Sc B D Rev William M A DIRECTOR OF MUSIC-Mr Wilfred Woolhouse ORGANIST EMERITUS-Mr A K Rutland JULY 21 United Church Services This Sunday at First United Church IF TRANSPORTATION is please be at Southmmster at a.m. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave and 24th St- S MINISTER REV. BLAKE ANDERSON Choir Mr. H. Van Egteren MRS. C. GREENE JULY 21 UNITED CHURCH SERVICE Joint Summer Services at First United Church FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue end 13th Street North MINISTER REV KEN JORDAN B A B O Director of Music MRS DbROTHY GLOCK_ JULY 21 worship service TRULY Rev. Kenneth Morris L SOUTHERN ALBERTA JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH Corner of Ith Mb Street North Minister. Rev. Ben Murata BD JULY 21 p Japanese joint worship service to be held in Lethbridge July 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Pope still needs rest VATICAN CITY Pope Paul is preparing to leave the Vatican for his summer residence in the hills outside apparently recovered from a painful arthritic but still reported badly in need of rest. Vatican sources said this that the 76-year-old Roman Catholic pontiff is still overtired. His two-month spell in the papal palace at Castel Gandolfo will be his last chance to rest before the start of Holy Year in December greatly increases his workload. Church spires in the Ukraine a Soviet survey shows four out of 10 workers term religion not harmful Youth revival stirs Kremlin By PAUL WOHL Christian Science Monitor Religious stirrings throughout the Soviet Union once again have the Kremlin worried. April at a trial in Dushanbe in the central Asian republic of a Soviet official named Reiner was found to be an organizer of the local Baptist movement He converted the young as well as the old and even managed to form a Bap- tist choir from local schoolchildren With the help of a typewriter brought in from he publish- ed a whole series of religious writings Lithuania's Roman Catholics and their clergy are demanding new rights. The Muslims are stirring. In central a sect which calls itself Rebirth of Islam has but because of their commitment to fostering friendship with the the Soviet authorities have avoid- ed a showdown Mr Reiner was sentenced to five years of hard labor for his Baptist the restive young Muslim clergymen were only exiled to distant Muslim settlements what concerns the Soviets most is a religious revival within the Russian Orthodox among the young In the small Church of the Miraculous Nikolai on the out- skirts of the Rev. Dmitri a veteran of the war and of Stalin's concentration has held free-wheeling question and answer sessions about religion on Saturday evenings ever since last December. Western observers report that many attending in the last few months were in their 20's These informal which followed the usual two- hour Russian Orthodox were spiced with anecdotes and testimonials. Father Dmitri once quoted from a letter by a woman who said that her religious belief helped her resist attempted interrogation by a hypnotist At another time Father Dmitri told of a school teacher to try to prove that God does not told how the cosmonauts circled the globe without seeing the slightest evidence of Him. fly too a seven- year-old boy replied. Such active meetings could not continue unnoticed in the Soviet Union Father Dmitri encountered opposition from those attending the meetings and even from the church hierachy Then on May 18 he suddenly announced his resignation from the clergy saying that he was forced out because illegal interference by the godless in the internal affairs of the As he left the he told his again appeal to you to stand by me This is all I can When Vladimir the famous Soviet arrived in Pans in mid- he was asked by a cor- respondent of the emigre jour- nal Posev if interest in religion among Russia's youth was merely a fad. .He today's youth seeks God with a clean heart and an in- quisitive mind. Many of them have paid with their lives for their Mr Maximov referred to the well-known poets Yuri Galanskov died in prison Nov. and Ilya Gabai jumped from a window on Oct. after The correspondent also ask- ed Mr. Maximov whether the state's control of the church unfavorably influenced the clergy He great ma- jority of the priests are selfless and courageous and seek to strengthen the faith of their Mr. who attended some of Father Dmitri's talks while he Was still in was asked if there really were Marxists with the Soviet Union who had become Christians. His there are not yet so but they are becoming more and more. The religious movement is the most powerful social move- ment in Russia The Soviets claim that only uneducated and backward people are attracted by religion But a survey publish- ed in this year's No 2 of the Soviet monthly Nauka i Religia and disputes this. The survey was conducted by the department of atheism of the University of Kiev together with party organizations in several provinces of the Ukraine. Those surveyed were selected young workers in some of the most modern fac- tories. of workers 433 refus- ed to say that religion had a negative influence on one's spiritual outlook should not force one's convictions on wrote and 110 the believer believes in let This may sound very sensi- ble to a Westerner. But in the U.S.S R where atheism is preached to everyone from childhood while religion is denounced as anti-social and a harmful this refusal of about 40 per cent to denounce religion is astonishing. THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator RIGHT REV N. BRUCE Toronto President of Conference. Rev A Edmontor Chairman of Presbytery Rev T Medicine Hat Gilded onion-domes house heart of Russian Orthodox faith By HEDRICK SMITH New York Times Service U S.S R. The Russian orthodox church has a shortage of clergy and is offering theological cor- respondence courses to hundreds of parish priests or- dained without formal seminary training to try to fill the according to a leading church prelate. To Zagorsk is the spiritual center of the Russian orthodox church to which Rus- sian foreign churchmen and thousands of tourists make this pilgrimage although Pattiarch Pimen has his official headquarters 47 miles away in Moscow. with the graceful blue and gilded onion-domes of its churches rising above the central Russian is also a principal training ground for the future priests and teachers of the church Its four-year seminary now has 200 students and the higher-level theological academy has 100 all in residence. In the Orthodox seminary and academy also have about 300 students In there is only a seminary with about 150 students. These are the only formal training centers for the clergy that serves the Russian Orthodox which reckons its followers in the millions. The exact numbers are not reported but Metropolitan chief spokesman for the Moscow told American newsmen recently that judging from Sunday the church regularly attracts 30 million to 50 million people out of the Soviet population of 250 million. church is Metropolitan Yuvenaly said. The church is hemmed in by bureaucratic restrictions according to reports from places like the Western parishes are harass- ed and churches closed down. But the church hierarchy has established a truce with authorities supporting Soviet policies through ser- foreign or large contributions to the Soviet peace and doing the best within permissible limits Seminarians sometimes start after reading atheist magazine By LEO GRULIOW Christian Science Monitor MOSCOW It takes dedica- tion to train for the clergy in a land of official but the Russian Orthodox Church seminaries have a steady flow of according to Archbishop Vladimir of head of the seminary and church academy at 50 miles southeast of Moscow. come to religion even through pondering an- ti-religious the archbishop told American cor- respondents during gradua- tion week at the seminary. we ask applicants how they reached their some say they started on the path by reading the atheist magazine Natural Science and Four times as many apply for admission as the seminary can accept. The church sets admission quotas m accordance with es- timates of the number of priests that will be needed. In addition to 200 enrolled full-time in the four-year seminary and 100 in the four- year which trams higher there are 765 in correspondence courses. Correspondence students come to Zagorsk three or four times a year for periods of lectures and examinations. A Leningrad seminary and academy have similar enrolments. Odessa has a seminary with -about 150 students. have to be dedicated the archbishop said. Beside theological subjects and the seminary and academy curriculum includes Church and French or German. Secular subjects are logic and psychology and courses in the Soviet constitution and history. Seminaries were reopened during the Second World War when church support for the government's war effort led to reconciliation with the state To meet the need for seven seminaries were but four were closed after the initial train- ing needs were the archbishop said. He could give no figures for the total number of parishes in the country. Asked whether all parishes had he replied depends on the parish SHARE program helps needy a federally non profit relief organization has recently become the social concern agency for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. The Rev. A. Donald announced that a recent meeting of the general council of the Fellowship gave final ratification to the project. SHARE CANADA will gather funds and materials for emergent relief work in all parts of the world. Staff and overhead will be kept a working through evangelical nationals or mission agencies on the site. THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 -4th AvenueS Corps Officers MAJORS THELMA M CORNEY. JOAN M PIERCE a.m School Worship Service WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME. Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. South St. Lethbriage R.G. DeMley 327-4786 328-0130 School Service Rev Deasley Speaking of Music Conducted by Mr Mrs Betz of Great Falls They will present a program of a testimony and scripture Admission is free ard the public is cordially invited1 A 'Friendly Welcome Awaits You CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Everyone Welcome SECOND and SEVENTH WARDS 1912 10th Avenue South THIRD and FOURTH 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 Lethbridge Independent Baptist Church Interested in Pure Bible In What Christ Has For Meet With Us Around God's Word MONDAYS at pm. 1714-14th Ave. South WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD with Ambassador College' JULY 27th at a.m. LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE LARGE LECTURE THEATRE 5th Ave. ft 18th St. South Minister RICHARD Ph 288-4087 Listen to GARNER TED ARMSTRONG ON CFCN RADIO and TELEVISION THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S and REVEREND L FRANK B A S T B Rector REVEREND DEREK L Th Curate DENNIS A Mus T C L A R C O Organist and Choirmaster 8.30 Holy Communion a.m. Choral Eucharist and Holy Baptism Senior Choir MIDWEEK SERVICES July a.m. Holy Communion July p m Holv Communion LETHBRIDGE CATHOLIC CHURCHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. and 10th ST. S. p.m Obligation a 10.30 12 Noon ASSUMPTION 2405 12th AVE. S. Obligation SUNDAY. 8 a.m 4.30 p.m. Folk Mass Hall ST. PETER ST. PAUL'S CORNER 7th AVE. and 12th ST. 'B1 NORTH SUNDAY LITURGY 9 a.m. and 11 a.m ;