Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, Jon. 30, 1972 THE lETKBRIOOE HHIAID 19 Retiring UC secretary sure Church will survive By U. J. ANDERSON TORONTO (CP) The Christian church, nearly years, is beginning to learn that the gospel is much more than Thou Shalt Not, says Eov. Ernest Long. "The gospel is that you might have life, and have it he says. "We agree with Peter that the joy in God might be in people. I think this is happening. "Sure, we're against sin. But we are also for the crea- tive realization of what life is really all about." No one knows better than Ernest Edgar Long that the church in the 1970s is not the church into which he was or- dained 46 years ago. He has seen many changes, and initi- aled not a few himself, since 1926. The views of Dr. Long on the church were expressed in an interview almost on the of his retirement today as secretary of the general coun- CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Sti'tty Service WEDNESDAY p.m.- Bible Study 328-2708 or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME ell, the United Church of Can- ada. For almost 18 years lie has been ihe chief executive staff officer of a church that claims more than one million adult- communicants and a total of almost 2.5 million under pas- toral care, the largest Proles- lant denomination in Canada. TO CHANGE DRASTICALLY The numbers don't impress him. "If we have a good half-mil- lion hard-core members who are really working at if we face that are better of! than if we have a fictitious figure of member- ship." In the turhulent decades since the Second World War the Christian church, like many other institutions, has been under strain. Dr. Long said he is con- vinced that the church will survive. "I iiiink it quite likely will change its form drastically in the next few he said. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5lh Ave. and 13th St. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Poltor: T. W. RoycroH Service Service BEREAN CHR1STADELPHIANS 633 7lh St. South of Bread School THE BIBLE TEACH UNREASONABLE Speaker: Mr. H. Blacker A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Heral CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH COALDALE Minister: M. VAN BEVEREN With expression of appreciation to the Board of Stewards of the United Church in Coaldale whose premises we were al- lowed to use for three months, we announce the OFFICIAL OPENING of our new Church building in Coaldale Corner 13th St. 23rd Ave. on Wednesday, July 5th at p.m. EVERYONE IS CORDIALLY INVITED COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Church 1614 Slti Avenue South Minister REV. G. KEITH CHURCHILL, B.A., Music Director: MR. LLOYD O. HOPPER, L.K.S.M, _. Draw 1818 5th Avenue South Minister-THE REVEREND I. D. HANK1NSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY "But it will survive. "We have to be prepared, though, for radical, drastic change in the form the church." Dr. Long retires a month before his 71st birthday. He was horn into a Congrcgalion- alist family in Brighton, Eng- land, in 1901 and when the family came to Canada, set- tling in Woodstock, Ont., they joined the Methodist Church as that was Ihe nearest church. His first sermon at the age of 16 was as a Meth- odist candidate for the minis- try. 'DON'T DO ENOUGH' The Methodists joined the United Church when it was formed in 1925 and Dr. Long was ordained by Ihe London conference Ihe following year. le served five Montreal and in Barrie, Kirk- and Lake, TiUsonburg and Toronto 1 n >eing appointed secretary of jeneral council in 1954. The spare, five-foot-six fig- ure and the deep, resonant voice since have dominated United Church House from which the affairs of Ihe church and its 94 presbyteries arc administered. Rev. George Morrison of Toronto, a chartered account- ant-turned-clergyman, takes over as the new secretary. Dr. Long retains his post as a member of the central com- mittee of the World Council Churches, Geneva. In this ca- pacity he has been deeply in- volved in Ihe area of world developments regugee and crisis situations. "The church's concern now is more with people than with bricks and mortar. "The church is concerned to bring to people a knowledge of God in Christ and fulfil- ment of life that belongs to the Christian man and ought to be the heritage of every man. "The church is much more people-centred now than .it used to he. We no longer build elaborate churches. We build multi-purpose buildings." But the church had been least three areas: 1. It had failed to make the gospel sound Like good news. 2. It had not educated its members. "There are too many illiter- ate Christians." 3. It had failed "to take church members with us in facing the big social and moral issues of our age." child education. THE SALVATION ARMY. Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. School Worship Worship WE INVITE YOU TO MAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. onti Mayor Magralh Drive Phone 3Z7-4I13 Poster. REV. H. J. JOST a.m.-SUNDAY SCHOOL HOUR a.m.-WOnSHIP SERVICE p.m.-SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE A CORDIAL INVITATION TO YOU! LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Slrett South Home of the Snnshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC1220 K.C. School with classes for all ages. 11-00 Worship Service Subject: "IDENTIFICATION WITH CHRIST" Baptismal Service A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. "Bethel 'Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. aniMOih ST. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) 5UNDAY-7 a.m., V a.m., a.m., 12 Noon ASSUMPTION 2405 12lh AVE. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-8 a.m., a.m., 11 a.m., p.m. (Folk Mass in Hall a.m.) a a THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA [EPISCOPAL, SERVICE of WORSHIP at BAPTIST CHURCH near a.m. "OUR HIDDEN LIFE WITH GOD" Communion Service tO Nursery and Sunday Church School _ No evening service this week Goal Minister in charge: Rev. Keith Churchill YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Go out to live! CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 lllh St. S. J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Mr. D. Maisey, Organist "DIAL AN ASSWER" 3274774 Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. Classes for Children) Evening Service p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Slreel South Ph.one 327-0709 EICC PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN Service 1MMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6lh Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Res. Education Service Wednesday, June 5 Education Service Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Slreel Soulh PASTOR AlBERT OLSON Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month Utlin to the lulherem Hour-Sunday a.m. CFAC Calgary SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood L.T.C.L. 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH MINISTER School lIsOO-Mr. Richard Siemens Laurie McLean of Gabon, W. Africa DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 Wfidnesday, July 5th 7i30 p.m. REV. ARTHUR WIENS, ITALY (1 !D foibL fcaptid at tha Corner of 5th Ave. and 18th St. N. Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pre Millennial Soul-Winnmg New Testament Baptist Church K. D. OLDFIELD, Pastor PHONE 323-6178 Church of the Nazarene 9th 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 Welcome Awaits You 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 Christian Reformed church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North in Ihe city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI.. Co-ordinator Ph. 345-3335 School Service No Evening Service JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH 9th Ave. and St. N. Pastor: W. HARMS JULY 2, 1972 a.m.-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FAMILY SERVICE Guest Speaker: Elijah Olusheye from Nigeria TlfE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND NORBR1DGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTOR: V. SCHORR School Worship Service EVERYONE CORDIALLY WELCOME. Holy Communion Holy Communion 11-00 Family Service, Junior Choir and Canterbury Choristers Holy Communion Nursery Provided MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, July 6th, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN S3 RECTOR, The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., LTh. FIFTH AFTER TRINITY SUMMER SCHEDULE Mattins Sung Eucharist Evensong Tuesday-Visitation, B.V.M. a.m.-Eucharist Thursday-St. Thomas More a.m.-Eucnanst p.m.-Preparation Jor Parish Communion. WHO NEEDS DRUGS: No one, if there's something better. And there Is. Not a substitute, or simple will-power. It's an understanding of God. By getting lo know God, many have lound freedom and expanded thought they never really got from drugs. Come into a Chrislian Science Reading Room to discover more about God. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 12 Noon to p.m. Rear of Church 1203 4th Avenue South Sunday Service a.m. Testimony Meeting Wednesday p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A. B. B. MOORE, Toronto President of Conference: REV. P. A, CLINE, Edmonton Chairman of Presbytery: REV. KEN JORDAN, Pincher Creek SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A, T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Pulland SUNDAY, JULY 2, 1972 Day Worsh'p "INHERITANCE, INFLUENCE AND INTIMATIONS" MUSIC: Guest Soloist-Mr. George Brown NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE Monday at p.m. Service in Buchanan Chapel WELCOME to Members of First United Churches and to Friends of the LCI Reunion. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast lelhbrldge from 15lh Ave. and 24th St. S Minister REV. FLORENCE WILKINSON B.A., B.D., M. th Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Egleren Organisl, MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, JULY 2, 1972 Service aL Southminsler United Church. Midweek service at Buchanan Chape! a Southminsler Church at Monday night Nursery Facilities for Tiny Tots FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenus and 13lh Street North Director of Musk-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, JULY 2, 1972 11-00 a m to held at Soulhminsfer United Churc "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"