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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, June 9, 1973 Lethbridge churchmen favor Hutterite study "It will be up to local bcxlies to act on the said Rev. Albert Baldeo, Coaldale United Church minister and vice- president of the Lethbridge Ministerial Association. Mr. Baldeo, who attended the Edmonton conference, said iie may seek to encourage some dialogue with members of Hut- terite colonies in Southern Alberta. Lethbridge ministerial spokesmen generally agree to the best of their knowledge Hutterites have never been in- vited to belong to the associa- tion, or to address it concerning Hutterite beliefs and life-style. Christian leaders in Leth- bridge have responded with quiet interest to a suggestion they make more effort to un- derstand Hutterite brethren. "Sects have a definite role (n church said Leth- bridge Ministerial Association secretary, Rev. Keith Churchill of First Baptist Church. "I personally favor, obtaining more information and under- standing about Mr. j Churchill said. i The Alberta Conference of the United Church of Canada last weekend discussed Hutter- ites in a motion presented during their annual meeting in Edmonton. A resolution presented by j Rev. James Taylor of Calgary, i TORONTO (CP) The An-[ The figures were released head of the denomination's di- j glican Church of Canada's To- j after the diocesan synod, the vision of church in society, was ronto diocese has revealed it' governing body, passed a mo- Toronto Anglicans reveal share list endorsed by delegates. Mr. Taylor's motion suggested the church's lack of action has con- tributed to existing "mutual feelings of isolation and mis- trust in several areas of the province." The resolution encouraged local United Church congrega- entation on local ministerial bodies, and to encourage Hut- terite participation in other ecu- menical and inter-church acti- vities. owns securities with a market value of Slightly more than mil- lion of this is in government bonds in seven provinces and in municipal bonds. The diocese has in- vested in 49 corporate bonds, tions to invite Hutterite repres- Including in Bell Can- DED1CATE GIDEON BIBLES as o continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS ada, in Imperial Oil Ltd. and in Interpro- vincial Pipe Line Co. Among stocks in 21 compa- i nies ars worth of I s h a r e s in Imperial Oil, in the Royal Bank of Can- ads, in the Moore Corp. and in the Toronto Dominion Bank. I The diocese also holds i320 in first mortgages on lideutial properties. ONE NIGHT ONLY! THE MASTER'S TOUCH MALE QUARTET BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 716-23rd STREET NORTH Sunday, June 10th p.m. AH Are Welcome! tion that lists of companies in which the diocese invests and the amounts, be "routinely pub- lished in the synod journal" each year. BIGGEST DIOCESE The synod consists of clerical and lay delegates representing the communicants in Canada's largest Anglican dio- cese. Some delegates suggested that the church look closely at its investments, especially in j companies which might be pro- moting social consequences of questionable morality, such as pollution or war. F. R. Brook Hill, chairman of the church's investment com- mittee, said each investment is considered on its own merits, adding most investments were in the form of trusts over which the diocese had little control. Assembly clerk retires TORONTO (CP) Rev. A. E. Thomson, clerk of the Pres- byterian general assembly for the last 25 years and chief exec- utive officer of the Presbyterian Church in Canada for 20 of them, asked Monday night to be relieved of his duties. Mr. Thomson, 79, was or- dained in Stratford in 1917 and is known as an authority on church law. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Rinc icinDKiuuE nBKMkU ELIGION McLuhan sees televised liturgy helping church TORONTO (CP) Advent of "electric televised liturgical service shown and seen somewhere in the world 24 hours a day predietet this week by commi- lications expert Marshall McLuhan. The new liturgy probably would be in Latin Mr. McLuhan said in an interview after his appointment by Pope Paul to an international commission of media advisers for the Roman Catholic Church. "In televised liturgy, the church might be able to stabi- lize the psychic lives of its members who were disturbed the changes of Vatican lie said, referring to the ecume- nical council called by the late Pope John XXIII. 'The vernacular mass may >eeoime a ruddv nuisance in the electric age. There was some- thing premature about the speed with which the use of lo- cal language was spread after Vatican II." Prof. McLuhan. director of he Centre for Culture and Technology at St. Michael's Col- ege, University of Toronto, was among 25 named recently to the Papal Commission for Social Modern headquarters The Church of Christ, Scientist, has officially opened a million expansion to its world headquarters in Bos- ton, Mass. Christian Science names neiv leader Evangelical eve views television Communication, a body set up in 1948 by Pope Pius XII to look after Vatican relations with the media. "I have received no personal communication regarding my duties and I don't expect I shall have to travel to Rome. I cer- tainly hope not." THINKS IT HONORARY He suggested that the ap- I pointment was perhaps more of an honor than a specific func- tion, adding that his contribu- tion would be by mail or tele- phone rather than by personal appearance at commission meetings. "I was decorated by the pres- ident of Italy last year, follow- ing the translation of several of my books into Italian. The en- suing acclaim was so wide- spread that this development seems related." He stressea the need for a re- appraisal of the church's view i of the mass on television: I "Liturgy on television affords every opportunity for full parti- cipation. It is possible to join one's intention to participate in the fullest extent, just as fully as in any church." The church's dogma does not recognize televised liturgy as valid fulfilment of a Catholic's duty to hear Sunday mass, he said, but that could and should be changed. He suggested that change Is imperative if the church is to develop any viability as a reli- gion in the Third World. MARSHALL McLUHAN Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI, Co-ordinator Phone 345-3335 School Service NO EVENING SERVICE God's ever present love and care can be known and exper- ienced in a trouble ridden so- ciety, the new chairman of the Christian Science denomina- tion's board of directors af- firmed this week. David E. Sleeper, a former oil exploration businessman, was named chairman at the denomination's annual meet- ing in Boston, Mass. Mr. Sleeper emphasized there is a growing interest in var- ious countries toward Christian healing. "The whole human race needs the ministering, healing, saving support of Christ.'1 he said. FIRST EVENT The business session the first major event to be held in a new million expansion of- fice block adjacent to the Moth- er Church of Christ, Scientist. Christian Scientists conduct regular meetings in Lethbridge at their church and reading room, 4th Avenue and 12th Street S. n 1 Elizabeth Bartman is t h e I Jr reSDV' congregation's first reader; l Mrs. Gwen Schultz of Milk ClOWll River is second reader. About 10 people worship regularly said Miss Bartman, emphasiz- ing Christian Scientist's do not place importance on numbers. Keith De Armond is chair- man of the board in Lethbridge A proposal to form a Cana- dian association of Christian broadcasters was accepted at the recent meetings in Ottawa of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada council. David Mainse, well-known Christian television personality, expressed the need for evange- lical Christians to co-ordinate their religious telecasting and broadcasting activities under the banner of EFC. "Canadian evangelicals are very active in the communica- tions media. It is time we co- ordinated our Mr. Mainse stated. ABORTION A social action commission is also to be active in formulating guidelines for the EFC constit- uency on abortion and capital punishment. Chairman of the commission is the Rev. Alex M. McCombie, former Presby- terian assistant secretary for evangelism and social action. The council meeting was the first time that evangelicals have been represented from all areas of Canada. Delegates heard the large Mennonifce Brethren Church of Canada has joined EFC and pledged financial support. Incoming president, Ber A Donald MacLeod of Toronto chaired the meetings. Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour every Sun- day night at p.m. over CHEC radio. Topic for Today: DO CHRISTIANS HAVE TO BE FREAKS1 i This radio message examines Penteccst, what it did to Christians when it first occurred and what we can ex- pect of such Christians today. The Christian Reformed 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. CHARISTMATTC TEACHING SERVICE June 3rd 10th DON MORRISON Outstanding Bible Teacher Powerful Prophetic Word Ministering, Hearing and Deliverance Sunday, June 10th at a.m. and p.m. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner of 13th St. and 5th Ave. S. Pastor: REV. T. W. ROYCRCfT St. Andrew's TORONTO (CP) Presby- terian Church in Canada mem- bership declined by last year while the number of minis- ters increased by four, the congregational church's general assembly was I told Tuesday. j PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY 10-00 a m -SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION 7.00 Service Nursery during church services A CUT CABLE CAN HURT SO MANY WAYS If you cut a buried telephone cable, it cculd hamstring a hospital or cripple a community. It does more than cut off telephone service. It can sever medical service, ambulance service, police emergency service, firefighting service, telecommunications service vital to every aspect of home and community life. It's frightening when you think about it. It can be even more frightening if it actually happens. Don't let it happen because of you. Survey favors 'visible church Here's an easy way not to be a "cable FREE CABLE-SAVER SERVICE DIAL "0" (ZERO) AND ASK FOR ZENITH 07128 AGT's BURIED CABLE LOCATION SERVICE. Do it well in advance, for a Cable Locator to get to the scene fast. No charge for the call or the service we're grateful you called. THANK YOU! EDMONTON (CP) Most people prefer services in a "visible church" to those in halls or homes. Rev. Philip Cline has suggested. Mr. Cline, president of the Al- berta Conference of the United i Church, told delegates at the conference's annual meeting 1 that a telephone survey of 000 Edmonton homes v.-as con- ducted in 1972. Of the people questioned, 42 per cent pre- ferred an established church to meeting in halls or homes. And 26 per cent said they would be interested in an ecu- menical building serving more than one denomination, while an additional 30 per cent said they would be "somewhat in- terested" in the idea. "I think we may be faced with doing some building in the city, but certainly it will be on a more modest scale than we did in the late 50s and early said Mr. Cline. LOST EDGE Dr. C. A. S. Elliott of Toron- to, guest speaker at the annual meeting, said ministers and people in the congregations have for too long asked them- selves whether the ministry and the church are valid. "We've lost our he said. "There's a feeling in many churches that we've lost our impact that we have nothing to give." Churches are going through the same thing the world is go- ing through, Dr. Elliott suggest- ed. Mail has found that technol- ogy will not solve all his prob- lems but, in fact, is capable of destroying the world. "There's a great nostalgia for the he said. "There's a feeling that society has be- trayed itself." Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 12th Streef South Phone 327-0709 ELCC PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN 9.30 Pentecost Service and Holy Communion School a.m Pentecost Worship Service______________ Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Ilth and 24th Street South ELCC PASTOR ALBERT OLSON 9.30 Service followed by Congregational Picnic at Park Lake EVERYONE WELCOME IMMANUR LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th ond 18th Street S. Minister W. r. Schoopp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Service School ___________8 p.m. Worship Service _________ listen to the Lutheran a.m. CFAC Calgary 1202 3rd Ave. South A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH MINISTER CHILDREN'S DAY SUNDAY SCHOOL MORNING SERVICE BIBLE TRANSLATORS Candidates: MR. AND MRS. F. EDWARDS FILM! "AXE OF DEATH BOOK OF LIFE" ;