Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, Juno 3, W2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 13 Religious givings fail to offset inflation rise By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AD Belt- tightening lias become standard operating procedure for Ameri- can churches. Their income simply isnt keeping up with costs. That point is underlined sta- ticHpallv in the current issue of ving, U.S.A., published by the American Association of Fund- Raising Counsel. "People just aren't increasing their religious giving enough to offset inflation says editor Harlan F. Lang, in ana- lyzing the trend. He notes that in the last three years, giving to religion has risen 13.5 per cent, bul has totalled IS per: cent, result- ing in an actual drop in church purchasing power. As a consequence, denomina- tional budgets have been cut, staffs reduced in some cases, various programs curtailed, and missionary replacements held up. 'Teach them to lead themselves' New ministry for deaf HALIFAX (CP) An ecu- menical ministry of the deaf has been proposed by an 18- member planning committee to Halifax area churches. Jean Bremner, a Halifax so- cial worker who lias worked among the deaf for six years CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth 51. S. J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Mr. D. Maiiey, Organist Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. Classes for Children) Evening Service p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME says society has "conditioned the deaf to depend on hearing people, without a voice of their own because they can't fully communicate." Miss Bremner, who is a mem- ber of the planning committee, says the aim of the proposed ministry is to "teach the mal education, job procure rrient, social and psychologica deaf to lead themselves." In its proposal to the JL1 J' f----------- churches, the committee says the totally deaf, the hard of hearing and their families m the Halifax area and other parts of Nova Scotia "have problems and needs beyond the obvious. The lack or loss of comrmml cation ability "isolates them no only from normal social inter change but from things like nor ment, bwjiui an" counselling, medical and lega services, recreation, housin; and frequently, religious fait and nurture." A co-ordinator, who would be a minister or priest, would be appointed under the plan. His duties would include assistance n helping the deaf overcome so- cial, educational, recreational and participatory problems. He would also provide church services for the deaf in both sign and oral language, inter- Altogether, contribulions to eligious causes in the U.S. in 971 totalled billion, a arger sum than before, but it eprescnlcd a declining percen- tage of over-all American pni- per cent of it. DROPS FIVE PER CENT The year before, in 1970, it was 42.6 per cent and in 1969 i was 45.2 per cent. In other words, the religious share of charitable giving fell nearly live per cent in two years. Much of it, Lang said, is being shifted to "civic, cultural and health organizations." Lang also notes that in the last three years over-all spend THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COB8 1302 4th Avenue S. School Worship Worship WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study ii.m.-Evening Service WEDNESDAY p.m.-Biblc Study or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME e _ Corner of 5th Ave. and 18th St. N. Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pre Millennial Soul-Winning New Tesloment Baptist Church K. D. OIDFIEID, Pallor PHONE 328-6178 School 1 Service Service Avenue A. 'DANIEL GOLDSMITH MINISTER DIAl-A-THOT 327-4581 ing for religious and welfare purposes has risen only 24 points, while spending for recre- ation was up 35 points, housing up 86 points and medical care, up 57 points. sgn a pret and otherwise assist priests and ministers of all faiths in ministering to their people; and provide and co-ordinate Chris- tian education for the deaf, in- cluding Bible study. Total church membership in the country now is 63.3 per cent of the total popula tion. But church attendance has been slipping for the last decade and now stands at 40 per cent of the membership on an average Sunday. The sharpest decline of at- tendance has occurred among college-educated people, which means a loss of those with higher income and most ability to contribute. LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV W J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7lh Soulh Home ot the Snnsliinc Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. School with classes for all ages. 11-00 Worship Subject: "THE SOUL'S PHYSICIAN" 7-00 of Evangelism Mr. Richard Mannlai will minister. A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Ave. and 13th S1. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Poster. Rev. 1. W. Roycroft Service Service SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4lh AVE. and lOlh ST. 5. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) 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., 1 1 a.m., p.m. (Folk Mass in Hall a.m.) Singing group to present musical at Yates June II The "Winning a sing- np group from Medicine Hat, Ji lrese.itthemu.ical "Life" ______ Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour every Sun- day night at p.m. over CHEC radio. The topic is: THE OPEN MARRIAGE, a message which shows that marriages which are open to Ue of God can endure and give great blessing to those who know its secret today. I Peter 3 tells of a Hnd of marriage that make the marrage gimmicks suggested nowadays look silly. The Christian Deformed church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Yoa are invited cordially. _ 'A singing, swinging, Church of the Nazarene EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Ma9.alh Drive Phone 327-6113 Paslor: REV. H. J. JOST 10-00 a.m.-CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR 11-00 a m -WORSHIP SERVICE: "THE MARKS OF THE MASTER" p.m.-EVENING SERVICE A CORDIAL INVITATION TO YOU! St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 Slrt Avenue Soulh MINISTER-THE REVEREND L. O. HANKINSON, B.A. M'N ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY 11-00 WE FACE DIFFICULTIES OR "Christianity is a singing _.._ a swinging faith if we let it These words were used by the retiring president of The Alberta Conference of the Uni- ed Church of Canada, Rev. Bob Thompson of Calgary, at the ordination service held at the Olds School of Agriculture, ur- ing the recent annual sessions. The conference emphasized the "singing, swinging concept" throughout the sessions. Mod- written by Otis Skcllings, at the Yates Memorial Centre at 3 ,..ars ago 25 senior high students from various church denominations in Medicine Hat and area grouped together to sing Christian contemporary music. Under the direction JoAnn Penner the group has performed at High School grad- uations, banquets and church es in Miedicine Hat, Bow I, Taber and Lethbridge. i grown to 37 members, the group is featuring this youth musical and, being, con- temporary in style, the musi- cal will appeal especially to young people. The public is invited to hear uie "Winning Sound" and tic- kets aril now available at Leis- ters, Bible Book Store and Mar- cel's Smoke Shop. 9lh Ave. and 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Classes for all ages. Service Service MIDWEEK SERVICES AS USUAL Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Slrcel Soulh Phono 327-0709 EtCC PASTOR HAROtD MARTIN School Service 'Bethel Baptist Ckarck 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship The new president of Alberta Conference is the Rev. Phillip Cline of Avonmore, Edmonton, with the Rev. Aubrey Edworthy, Robertson-Wesley, Edmonton, as president-elect, Called to service Florence Nightingale, at the age of 17 in 1837, heard the voice of God calling her to ser- vice, like Joan of Are, and, in 1844 dedicated herself to nurs- ng the sick. SOUTHERN ALBERTA CRUSADE FOR CHRIST BALANCE SHEET TOTAL OFFERINGS 650 missionaries The Church ot the Nazarene is one of the ten leading mis- sionary-sending institutions in the United States. In 1972, the hurch will assign 33 new missionaries making a total of 50 working in 52 world areas and countries. Some countries lave several missionary dis- ricts. Pavilion Rental Advertising '90 Office Supplies, Poslage, Express 1400 Bus Service........................ 1 XT 00 Organ and Piano Rental 5799 Telephone Insurance 18 90 P.A. Supplies 5384 Teen Turn On 11 5'00 Graluities cn Business Men's Breakfast Followup Lessons Hotel, Moiel, Meals for Team Advertising, Printing from Crusade Ev Special Arrangements Team Travel 1075.00 Honorariums 2 00 Sundry Expense..................... TOTAL EXPENSE 5B007.8I EXCESS OFFERING OVER EXPENSE 455.86 512.50 882.55 838.82 450.00 1254.00 Financial report issued for first time TORONTO (CP) For the first time, the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Toronto has made public a financial report. and printed in the current edi- tion of The Catholic Register, shows the archdiocese had net revenue of at the end of 1371 and a healthy increase in Catholic population and num- ber of parishes. The report says that since 1961, the Catholic population served by the archdiocese has increased to from parishes have increas- ed to 171 from 129, and borrow- ing to support services has in- creased to from The total asset value of prop- erty and buildings in the dio- cese is listed at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6lh Avenue ond 18lh Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Res. Christian Education Worship Service Wednesday, June 7th 7-00 Christian Education Worship Service _ _ Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC nth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON a. in. -Worship Service Followed by the Sunday School Picnic at Park Lake Communion First Sunday of Each Month lister, to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday a.m. CFAC Calgary Chinch 1614 Sth Avenue South Minister, Rev. G. KEITH CHURCHILL, B.A., B.D. MvTcD rector, MR. LLOYD G HOPPER L R.S.M. a.m.-Church School for All Ages 11-00 CALL TO DISCIPLESH1P" Rev. G. K. Churchill preaching LORD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS ME" Mr. Alan Masson preaching The ordinance of Believer's Baptism will be observed at both morning and evening services EVERYONE WELCOME _ BANK BALANCE First offering for Crusade Ev. Travel for Crusade in Second offering for Crusades in smaller rural areas in Canada Rospfcllully Submitted E. D. FRITZLER Treasurer. Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Slreel So. H. P. NIKKEL, Co-ordinaloT Ph. 345 3335 School Worship Service Service BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. Soulh of Bread School 7-30 TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE" Speaker: Mr. Wm. Blacker A Nearly Welcome Awaits You Herel THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTIKE'S Gro Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. nis! and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood l.T.C.l. THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES A B. B. MOORE, Toronlo SOUTHMINSTER NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH Evonaclicol Church In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTOR: N. W. HEEBNER School Worship Service EVERYONE WELCOME. a.m. -Holy Communion Q-OQ a m.-Parish Eucharist, SI. Monica s Cho.r Morning Prayer, Senior Choir (Nursery Provided) All departments of Church School Noon-Holy Communion 7-00 p.m.-Service of Confirmation, Rt. Rev M. L. Goodman B.A., D.D., Bishop of Calgary Senior and St. Monica's Choirs Reception to follow. MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, June 8, a.m. Holy Commumon ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., t.Th. FIRST AFTER TRINITY Mattins Holy Eucharist Church School Nursery in Parish Hall 11-00 Sung Eucharist p.m.Confirmation at St. Augustine s Eucharist Fridav-St a.m.-Eucharist Preparation for Parish Communion 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERSi R. W. K. ELUOTT Musical' Director: Mr. W. M. WoolhouK Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Rutland SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 1972 11.00 A. joy cf Man.s Desiring." Bach (Modern Version) "Bless them Lord 0 My Soul" Ivanoff Southmbister Senior Choir a.m. Church School in all Department Nursery Services Available p.m. Church School (Congregational Picnicl at Henderson Lake Bring own lunch Beverages Provided. Commencing Monday at p.m. Summer Services in Buchanan Chapel under auspices of Ucatr, June oth the Rev. C. Park will conduct the service. NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Soulheasl Lelhbridse from 15lh Ave. and 24th SI. S. Minister REV. FLORENCE WltKlhtSON B.A., B.O., M. Th Choir Director; Mr. H. Egieren Organisl: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 1972 on Conference Anne McCraken and Doug Walker Midweek service at Buchanan Chapel at Southminster Church at Monday night, CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 9-30 am.-Junior and Intermediate Dent. (8 to 14 >rs) a.in.-Preschool and Primary do 7 yrs.) Nursery Facilities (or Tiny Tots FIRST UNITED CHURCH SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 1972 C.G.I.T. RECOGNITION 11-00 a.m. Divine Worship Rev. A.T. King "Maturity is Responsibility No Sunday School "A CITY CHURCH. WITH A RURAL WELCOME"