Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
B THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Juno 13, 1970 State Storms By GKOlMiK CUHNHUL Al> Religion Writer NEW YORK (A.P) Storms are [hrcatening between church ami state in several countries in South America and Africa. The sharpest, open conflict seems to be building up in white-run Rho- desia. There, Protestant and Roman Catholic churchmen have as- serted their defiance of a new land act dividing the country into black and white areas and prohibiting racial mixing in church worship or institutional staffs without special permits. The church "cannot in con- science and will not in practice accept any limitation of our freedom to' deal with all people irrespective of r a c the Roman Catholic prelates have declared, calling the discrimina- tory laws "contrary to Christian faith." Anglican, Methodist and United churches subsequently took their stand with the Unman Catholics in a common front challenging the regime's segre- gation policies and fund cuts for mission schools for Africans. The churches also said they will disobey a law requiring that they register as "voluntary organizations" and will close hospitals and mission schools rather than submit to the re- strictions. Strains between church and state also were intensifying in TORONTO (CP) A Uni- tarian minister, who left To- ronto 11 years ago after de- nouncing the city as being popu- lated by "self-righteous" citi- zens whose only deep devotion was to the dollar, is back. Rev. William Jenkins, who was regarded as among the most outspoken and radical clerics in the city, went to the United States but became disil- lusioned with what he calls "racism" and "the growing po- lice-state mentality that can be found throughout the U.S., par- ticularly in cities like Chicago." Mr. Jenkins feels control of the NEWCASTLE, England (CP) A British astronomer claims to have unlocked a minor bibli- cal mystery which has puzzled theologians for hundreds of years. The source of argument is the Book of Joel, a short and rela- tively insignificant section about two-thirds of the way through the Old Testament. Little is known of Joel beyond the fact that he lived near Jeru- salem. Biblical historians can't agree whether he wrote his con- tribution to the Bible in the ninth or the fourth centuries be- fore the birth cf Christ. WHAT OVERCOMES FEAR OF THE DARK? Listen this Sunday to the Christian Science Radio Series for some interesting insights on this question. It's on 4 Alberta stations! a.m.-CJOC-1220.KC a.m.-CHQR-81Q.KC a.m.-CHQT-mO KC a.m.-CHAT-1270 KC BIBLE TO YOU CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 1303 1 Sunday Service and Sunday School a.m. TESTIMONIAL MEETING Wednesday, p.m. READING ROOM Open TUBS., Thurs. and Sat. except holidays. Noon 2 p.m. Richard Stephenson of New- castle University, an expert on ancient astronomical events, says that close study of the book discloses a reference to a total eclipse of thi sun wit- nessed by the shadowy author. Chapter 2, verse 1, reads: "The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood." Stephenson says similar pas- sages can be found in other an- cient documents indicating eclipses of the sun and moon. Stephenson has calculated that there were solar eclipses in February, 347 BC, and July, 336 BC, which would have been visi- ble in Jerusalem, but none visi- ble in the area in the ninth cen- tury BC. On this evidence, Stephenson suggests that the contentious book was probably written about 340 BC, 500 years later than the date accepted by Jew- ish theologians. U.S. by fascism "is more likely today than ever before." Now 58, Mr. Jenkins says he doesn't want to resume a full- time ministry with one congre- gation, "but I wouldn't mind working within enough different congregations to keep me busy full time." He built the First Unitarian congregation in Toronto into one of the city's most thriving churches and was largely re- sponsible lor the formation of two other congregations in the Toronto area: Don Heights Uni- tarian Church and the Unitarian Church of South Peel. Mr. Jenkins was criticized by many churchmen because of his free-wheeling ideas on religion. Unitariam'sm embodies a wide range of beliefs and rejects such Christian concepts as the divinity of Christ, the con- cept of original sin and biblical miracles. Mr. Jenkins' return to Toronto has a few Unitarians worried. "I've been told that I have a messianic I want to 'save' the he says. "Hell, I don't want to 'save' anything. All I want to do hero is the only thing I've ever been able to do. And that's to help people to help themselves." Not Beefeaters The cow has a special place in Hindu religion, mainly be- cause it was the chief source of milk and bullocks 'for plough- ing the fields when the Hindu Scriptures were written. Kill- ing a cow is considered a sin. several South American coun- tries, particularly in Brazil, on the eve of a scheduled global assembly liicre this summer of the Lutheran World Federation. A German Lutheran commit- tee, voicing dismay at reports of "tortures and other atroci- ties" abridging human rights under Brazil's military regime, have asked a review of the deci- sion to hold the meeting there. CI.ERGV.MKN JAILED Brazilian churchmen them- selves have run into increasing trouble with the government. Eleven priests are in prison on charges of aiding revolution- aries, and a bishop has been in- dicted on subversion charges after publicly complaining that a parishioner was tortured while in army custody. In some other South American countries, including Paraguay and Colombia, there also have been rising tensions between churchmen and government. The Paraguayan government some time ago shut down the Roman Catholic weekly, Cont- munidad, for its protests against alleged "persecution" of the church. Two militant priests were expelled. Archbishop Mena Porta protested the al- leged beating of three other priests. In Spain, a group of 150 priests have protested the sent- encing of a fellow priest, Rev. Mariano Gamo, to three years in prison for subversion, after he spoke out a.gainst social-eco- nomic deprivations of his pari- shioners. In Burgos, Spain, several Basque priests, in provinces of agitation for regional autonomy, have been imprisoned. In the Philippines, the govern- ment has ordered an lion of "religions personalities actively engaged in various ef- forts to promote restlessness and disorder." Founded In America Of the large religious bodies of the world, the following were founded in the United States: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Seventh Day Adventists. Discip- les of Christ, Christian Science Universalist Church and Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Special Wednesday Services Prefer Cottage To Pew TORONTO (CP) Several Toronto churches, finCng members of their congrega- tions prefer the cottage to a pew on Sundays, are holding special Wednesday services this summer. "Sometimes there were LETHBRIDGE BUDDHIST CHURCH 1303 13th Street North REVEREND S. KQSAKA REVEREND O. FUJIKAWA Sunday a.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720-2IJtAve. S. SUNDAY Study Worship WEDNESDAY Study JOE CORIEY Minister Phone 328-5781 more on Wednesday than on said Hev. John Sulli- van of the Master United Church which first tried the Wednesday service last year. A veteran of the mid-week programs is Hev. Harold Bur- gess who has introduced them this year at Bloordale United Church after three years of success at Howard Park United. He thinks that with the year-round weekend exodus from the city, "mid-week services a coming part of church life." Mr. Burgess calls his Wednesday sendee a "mini- sendee" or preview in capsul- ized form of the upcoming Sunday sermon. Informal clolhes are accepted, but the service is held in the sanc- tuary. WORTH THE EFFORT The mid-week service started two year's ago at All Saints Anglican Church and it probably will continue again this summer. "While not as well attended as said Hev. Wil- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Priesthood 1912 10th Avenuo South Meeting 1st Ward a.m. 3rd Ward a.m. 4th Ward a.m. 2808 28th Street South University Ward a.m. 6th Avenuo 'A' and 23rd Street North 2nd Ward a.m. 5th Ward a.m. 6th Ward a.m. Elders a.m. Sunday School a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Sacrament Meeting p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. liam Watt, assistant curate at All Saints, "they were cer- tainly worth the effort." Three big downtown churches, St. Andrew's Pres- byterian, Metropolitan United and St. James Anglican ex- perimented with a joint mid- week service at St. Andrew's last year with fair results. A follow-up later this summer is likely. An off-shoot of the Wednes- day idea is a mid-week ecu- menical assembly held year- round in the common room of a large mid-town apartment building. Organized by Rev. William R. Fritz of Old Davenport United Church a year ago, clergy from Lutheran, Pente- costal and Roman Catholic churches conduct a common worship. Attendance runs as high as 70 a session. Had To Be Translated Torah readings had to be translated into Aramaic for the benefit of synagogue congrega- tions in the Galilee of Jesus' time since Hebrew was a dead language. The polyglot popu- lace of Galilee also spoke Greek and Latin. CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth St. S. Mrs. Penny Dodd, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South Minister: REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B.A ircclor of Music-A. G. BARTER, F.T.C.I., A.R.C.T. REFORMED CHURCH (Reformed Church in America) 150.5 6th Avenue South a.m.-Service at St. Andrew's COMt TO "CHRISTIANITY AND YOU" (Sacrament of Holy Communion) WORSHIP p.m.. livening Devotions in St. Andrew's Church School for all ages and a.m. DEPART TO SERVE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Pastor: REV. R. DEASLEY 9th Avenuo and 16th Street South School Hour Worship Service Service CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner 5th Ave. ond 13lh St. S. School Service Service Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church 2nd Avo. A and 18lh St. N. REV. JOHN VKIEND, PASTOR SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 1970 Worship Worship BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School DAVID'S THRONE TO BE RE-ESTABLISHED IN JERUSALEM" Speaker Mr. A. Bennett Thursday, Class A Great Welcome Awaits You Here EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 327-6113 Pastor: REV. H. J. JOST School "THE REVELATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" Sunday Evening Service Rev. E. B. Anderson from Enchant will be the speaker. A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! Service (Nursery and Pre-School RN on duty at all times) Service FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT TWO LOCATIONS Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist and Choir, Director, Marilyn Sinclair, A.R.C.T, R.M.T. 1402 8th Avenue N. of Worship "THE MESSAGE OF THE RIVER" 1614 5th Avenue S. School TO BE BEAUTIFUL" Evening Service in Norbridge Building. Wednesday, to p.m. The Mid-Week Service EVERYONE WELCOME Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Strict South Photi. REV. E. MOODY, I.A., Worship IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenuo and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Res. School and Bible Classes Service Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OtSON No Sunday School until September. Service Communion First Sunday Each Month Listen to the Lutheran a.m. CFAC Calgary LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Street South School with classes for all ages Transportation Phone 327-4112 or J28-3621 Worship Service of Evangelism to: "THE SUNSHINE EVANGEL CJOC 1220 K.C. Wednesday p.m. Prayer and Bible Study Friday, Ambassadors Youth Service. Prayer for tire sick up "A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU" Lcikeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. Pastor Rev. Henry Locwon Study Hour Service Service f Hi CHRISTIAN toiKNtWW AM.IANCE 1202 3rd Avenuo South Phone 10 School 11 Service REV. MERVYN HEEBNER 7 Service REV. MERVYN HEEBNER REV. MERVYN HEEBNER Regional Director for the Western Canada Office of the Oriental Missionary Society. Bible Study Prayer -I 327-4581 '.WmlS W OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SASNT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. I. Crisfield, B.A., B D. Choirmaster and Orgonist: B. G. Barrow, A.T.C.M. Communion Said Prayer, Senior Choir, Broadcast CJOC Preacher: The Rector (Nursery Provided) Picnic. Henderson Lake .MISSION HALL Communion MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, June 18th, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR; The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A.. L.Fh. THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY in Hall Eucharist Vestry Tuesday a.m. Eucharist Thursday a.m. Eucharist Saturday p.m. Preparation for Parish Eucharist THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAl CHURCHES Moderator: DR. ROBERT B. McCLURE, MD, FRCS FRED HOtBERTON, Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV. I. BRIAN JONES, lethbridge Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave.and llth St. 3. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, JUNE 14lh, 1970 MULTIPLE ANNIVERSARY HOLD THE Eev. 0. R. Lavers M.A., B.D. will preach he was the preacher at the induction of the first Minister of Southminsler, Dr. Pritchard in 1935. MUSIC: Duet "Lead us, 0 Father" Galbraitli. Myra Bell and Pat Davison. Anthem "Love of the Father" Bancroft. NURSERY SERVICE PROVIDED NO CHURCH SCHOOL SESSIONS. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lelhbridge from 15th Ave. and 24th St. S. Minister: Rev. L. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. F. H. Ward Orgonist: Mr, J. E: Langford SUNDAY, JUNE 14th, 1970 Love and Conference (Nursery available for tiny tots) SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Listen for if. on CJOC weekdays at noon by L. Brian Jones. EVERYONE WELCOME FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13lh Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDAIE Choir Director- MR. H. VAN EGTEREN Organist: MRS. J. I. (LOIS) LEES SUNDAY, JUNE 1970 (Presbytery Pulpit lixc'lmMK'-') Worship Rev. R. Johnstone of Coaldale. Sunday School at a.m. with nursery facilities avail- able. No Sunday School at a.m. A CITY CHURCH WITH A RURAL WELCOME!