Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, July 24, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Churches use off-beat tactics By GEOUGE W. CORNELL NEW YORK (AP) Church lessons in judo a Christian "night club" a pastor in clown's face going through acro- batics worshippers in gunny sacks whisky bottles on the church floor Sunday school students pondering de- jnonology. These are among the various off-beat tactics that show up these days in church operations in the U.S. to whet interest and get the message across. "We're doing it because there is an occult interest says Rev. Raymond Tiemeyer, a Lutheran Church education expert in explaining reasons for a new intermediate church- school course called "Mystery Trip." If makes use of Tarot cards, incense, fortune-tellers and de- scriptions of the black mass, de- monology, astrology, psychic phenomena an'd other mysteries along with contrasting Biblical concepts. The objective, the pastor Tie- meyer says, is to examine rea- sons for the surge of occult in- terest among youths in "rebel- lion against the more mechani- cal impersonal view of life anc the hunger for the mystical.' JESUS PERSON In San Antonio, the Green Gate Club, once known for its strip shows, reopened in June as a "Christian Night Club" tea luring a mniskirted, blonde pro fession-1 singer, Karen Black well, who calls herself a "Jesu person'." In Detroit's Central Methodis church recently, the robed choi marched through piles o whisky bottles, mason jars, po CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY "The TRUTH That HEALS" Service "TRUTH" WEDNESDAY p.m.--Testimony Meeting READING ROOM Noon p.m. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. bottles and baby food jars to' reach the- choir stalls The ton of bottles, stretching from the pulpit area out two side doors and down a corridor, had been brought there by wor- shippers to dramatize the na- tion's pollution problem. At the Glen Moore United Presbyterian Church in New Castle, Pa., the pastor in charge Jack Heinsohn sometimes puts on clown's makeup and goes through acrobatics on a trampo- line to get across points to younger members. "I inject into the whole rou- tine some good solid lessons in he says, including the idea that many people hide their true selves behind false faces. He got his clowning tal- ents from growing up in a cir- cus family. In Sacramento, Calif., St. John's Lutheran church spon- sors a judo and ju-jitsu club; with nearly 100 male and female of varying) ages, in a church-owned athlet- ic and recreation centre. In Minneapolis, 25 youths and adult members wore gunny sacks to services on a recent Sunday at Westwood Lutheran church to emphasize that there are poor people in the world and the church should do some- thing about it. __________ Lakeview AAennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. H p. NIKKEI, Co-ordinotor Ph. 345-3335 10-00 School a.m.-Worship Service Service____________________ Church of the Nazarene] CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEAIING MIRACLES Pastor; Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. Service Service Dutch Catholics Change By GODFREY ANDERSON AP Religion Writer AMSTERDAM (AP) As oon as mass ended, the riest vanished behind a vooden screen. A moment ater he was back, wearing a ollar and tie like the men in lis congregation and puffing a cigarette. He joined several groups chatting, smoking and sipping coffee at tables set up on ei- her side of the church. Children ran around in their Sunday best, chasing each other about the wooden table which had served as an altar. There was plenty of talk and .aughter. No one seemed in a aurry to go home. This was the new Salvator (Savior) parish in north Am- sterdam on a recent Sunday morning. The scene was being duplicated in hundreds, of other progressive Roman Catholic churches through Holland. Their innovations may worry Vatican traditionalists, but the Dutch church is clearly on the move whatever the objections, heard mostly from abroad; less often in Holland itself. CENTRAl CHURCH OF CHRIST MS 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 At least two-thirds of Dutch Roman Catholics are believed o favor the current reforms. ?he rest are left free to carry nn in the old way. Salvator parish stands on a >older or reclaimed area which served as pasture land until 1966, when the industrial area of north Amsterdam msbed out further and the suburban town of Nieuendam was born. The church moved right in with the construction workers. The first temporary chapel was a builders' hut. Father Joost Reuten, the parish priest, lived alongside in an- other. But in May, 1969, the pastor got his church squarish, flat-roofed building. If hardly beautiful, it's se- verely practical and modern. The called just the plain wood. An open book on a reading stand and a pewter vase of white flowers serve to adorn it. On the wooden screen be- hind is a plain wooden cross without a figure. There also is a large and colorful tapestry woven by Father Reuten's sis- ter. It shows outstretched hards over the smoking stacks of an industrial area not unlike that which sur- rounds the church outside. There are no religious pic- tures, no statue of Mary, n( stained- glass reproductions of the saints. The priest stands through ut the mass facing the con .-egation. He wears a simpl" vhite robe. BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School JESUS RECEIVE MY SPIRIT" W. Pickford Wednesday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here! Pope Paul asked lift Luther ban EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Dr. Phono 327-6113 Pastor: REV. H. J. JOST a.m.-THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR a.m.-THE WORSHIP HOUR p.m.-THE FAMILY HOUR A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service Service WEDNESDAY Study NORMAN F1SK EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 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 With no choir, the congrcga- lon sings as if it means it, and the consecration prayer is by priest and congrega- ion together. The priest makes a mini- mum of ritualistic movement. Only at the end, when impart- ng the blessing, does he raise his hands to make the sign ,he cross. Scripture lessons are read in an almost conversational xine and the sermon is almost a fireside chat. A sometimes it's a distribute the sacred elements, and communion is made standing. In fact there is no kneeling at any point ol the there is nothing on which to kneel even if one were so in- clined. Three nuns, who share an apartment in the parish, say they wouldn't go back to their Dominicau convent for any- thing. "This is such a much more human way of one ex- plains. "We largely make our own rule of life." They all wear grey, knitted outfits with skirls that barely cover the knee. Only their veils pinned to the back of the head to show tteir hair, reveal they are nuns. Salvator is no one-day-a- week affair. On weekdays, the altar table is pushed behind the screen and the church is rented out to a ladies' gym club and for plays or con- certs. City planning and hous- ing forums are held, and so- cial problems are and 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES am-Sunday School-We are beating the summer slump to keep sending your children along to this growing Sunday School. a.m.-Morning Worship-Guest Preacher-Rev. W. E. Grunau 6-30 p.m.-Pre-Service Prayer Meeting p.m.-Evangelistic-Guest Preacher-Rev. W. E. Grunau A Friendly Welcome Awaits You :_________- 'Bethel 'Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARfSON, PASTOR Worship Worship 520 7lh Street South LETHBRiDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBIE, PASTOR Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen each Sunday at p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. a.m.-Sunday School With Classes for all ages 11-00 Worship Service p.m.-Service of Evangelism Subject: "THE CHRISTIAN'S PRIVATE PROPERTY" WeJ p.m-Prayer and Bible Study at the home ol Mrs Esther Vik-530 7th St. South Fri 7-30 p m Christ Ambassador's Youth Servict "LET'S GROW WITH LETHBRTOGE" N.B. Please use side and back doors during construction. A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1402 8 Ave. N. The Evangelical Church In Canada PASTORS; N. W. HEEBNER O. PAHl School for all ages Worship Service BRING HAPPINESS AND SATISFACTION INTO YOUR LIFE BY ATTENDING CHURCH THIS SUNDAY! WORMS, West Germany Reuter) Pope Paul has been asked to rehabilitate .Martin Lu- lher-450 years after the leader of the Protestant Reformation vas banished from the Roman Catholic Church. The appeal came from Roman Catholics in this historic city where Luther's refusal to retract criticisms of the church led to a split in Christendom. The Worms Catholics sent a nine-page letter to the Pope, arguing that the ban on Luther still has far-reaching implica- tions and causes much heart- ache. A prominent theologian said one example was that many Roman Catholics cannot feel ir harmony with their church if married' to Lutheran Protes- tants. For their part, Lutherans feel discriminated against as an entire faith. Thousands of Protestants and Roman Catholics attended ecu metrical services here to praj for unity following the appeal tr Pope Paul. LED TO WAR Worms was the scene of a: imperial assembly of the Hoi; Roman Empire (the Diet c Worms) in April, 1521, where Emperor Charles that temporal division might fol- low the religious the church's condemnation of jither into a ban that allowed anvone to kill him. Four years earlier Luther, a monk, had nailed his thesis to a church door in Wittenburg, criti- cizing the organized church for such practices as selling indulg- ences to forgive sins.He formu- ated what many others had 'elt, and his reformation fell on 'ertiie ground. Not only did Luther find pa- trons to protect him. The issues ie raised led later to one of the greatest upheavals of the 17th Thirty Years War from to 1648. A Roman Catholic bishop told a joint congregation in the Ref- ormation Memorial (Lutheran) Church at one of the recent ecu- menical services: "Reform of ftp. church was necessary. Not to have carried it out-would have been a blameworthy omis- sion." The letter to the Pope notes that tha practices which Luther objected to are no longer Catho- lic doctrine and that condemna- tion of him is therefore equally outdated. I ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES OF LETHBRIDGE WEEKEND MASSES DOWNTOWN-ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. ond 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. Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROID MARTIN IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and IBIh Street S. Minister W. F. SchoepP-Phane 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 9-00 a.m.-Sunday School and Bible Class Worship with Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OtSON Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month LM.n to lv.lh.mn Hour-Sunday a.m. CFAC Calaary QD DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES LS A CONTINUING MEMORIAL PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister August 1st Film: "BILLY SUNDAY" p.m. Sunday School Service Service DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1912 lOih Avenue South 1st Ward 2nd Ward....................... Stake Contn-28th Street South 3rd Wnrd 4th Ward 6th Ave. 'A' and 23rd St. N. 5th Wnrd 8th Ward Univani'v Ward 2808 28lh St. 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. n.m. a.m. Sacrament Meeting p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Leverage held women to change society WINNIPEG (CP) The Christian church may be "dom- inated by males who tell wom- en how to think about them- but it is the females who have the leverage to make changes in society, John Mac- Kcmie of Winnipeg said here. Speaking at the annual meet- ing of the Anglican Church Women of Canada, Mr. Mac- Kenzic, a m c m h e r of uie Roman Catholic Church, said women have the majority of votes and about 60 per cent of stocks in business p-l indus- try. "That's ironic when you real- ize these agencies are exploit, ing women." Mr. MacKenzic, a commun- ity development, officer with the Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources told the mooting that women have MIC option to "construc- tively niovo In challenge slid direct change in society or sit at a table and talk." He was commenting on the theme address of. Archbishop E. W. Scolt, rrimnle of the An- glican Church of Canada, who challenged I he ISO people pres- ent to adopt n "life style based on THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAD SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., l.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood l.T.C.l. Communion Communion a.m.-Morning Prayer, Senior and St. Monica s Choirs. (Nursery MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, July 29th, a.m.-Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., Un. 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, lethbridqe Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS. ofganist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, JULY 25th, 1971 a.m.-Worship Service at McKfflop United Church McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Organist: Mr. J. E. Langlord SUNDAY, JULY 25th, 1971 11-00 United Church Services with Rev. n.ua E (Ted) EsMale in charge. Everybody Welcome I FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenu. and 13th Street North NO SERVICES DURING JULY SUNDAY, JULY 25th, 1971 Service at McKfflop United Church. First United Church Closed Sunday School Sessions Withdrawn Until Aug. 29 "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME" COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES First Baptist CHURCH Draw near to God! St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH UN First Baptist CHURCH 1614 5th AVENUE SOUTH MiniMer- REV. G. R. EASIER. B.A., B.Th. Organist: MRS. MARILYN SINCLAIR, A.R.C.T., R.M.T. AND SHADOW" (continuing study on John) CHALLENGE OF A GREAT LIFE" (continuing the series on 1 Samuel) EVERYONE WELCOME Go out to live!