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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16-THE LETHBRIDGi HERALD Saturday, March 2, 1974 Reformed churches watching freedom Written for CP By DeCOURCY RAYNER TORONTO (CP) Keeping watch on the world is one of the functions of the World Alliance of Refo.med Churches, which represents more than 55 million comminicant members of 137 church bodies in 80 countries. It extends through Congregational, Presbyterian. Reformed and United churches around the globe. Two-thirds of its members are in countries of the Third World and three of its church bodies are in the Soviet Union. The Presbyterian Church in Canada and the United Church of Canada are members. President James I. McCord Hear L. L FLETCHER SPOKANE BUSINESS MAN GOD TODAY Miracles Financial, Spiritual and Physical in the Life of Mr. Fletcher and of many others. SUNDAY a.m CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner of 13 St. 4 5 South LAKEVIEW MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 15th 29th St. South Pastor Rev. Henry Unrau Phone 329-3542 School GROUP FROM BETHANY BIBLE INSTITUTE Service and Lord's Supper "Where the Lord is Loved People Appreciated" Lethbridge Independent Baptist Church Interested in Pure Bible Study? In What Christ Has For You? Meet With Us Around God's Word MONDAYS at p.m. 1714-14th Ave. South Listen CHEC p.m. Sundays Church Rev. G K Churchill, B A M Diw Director of M'_sic- Mr D Barry Waterlow L T C L Church School LEND ME YOUR EAR" Communion Service FOLLOW ME" Training and Enrichment Sessions YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites You to Listen to the Back to God Hour Every Sunday Night at p.m. over CHEC Radio THE COMPANY HE KEPT. If people are to be judged by the company they keep, we should notice carefully the people Jesus died with. He died with criminals, and in His brief word to one of them found in Luke we can see the full measure of the Savior's power. THE COMPANY HE KEPT is a radio message that encourages each of us to trust Jesus fully for our Salvation. 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 THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Comer 4th Avenin and 11th Street South REVEREND L FRANK LEE. B A S T 8 Reclor REVEREND DERt-K HOSKIN. L Th Curate DENNIS WHITELEY. A MuS T C L A R C O Organist and Choirmaster Communion Communion 11.00 Service. Scouts. Cubs, Guides and Brownies will attend. NURSERY PROVIDED MIDWEEK SERVICES Tuesday. March 5th: Communion Wednesday. March 6th: Communion and Meditation Thursday. March 7th: Communion ST.MARYTHEVIRGM ConwrlZttiStC 9lh The Reverend Canon Robert W Cowan. 8 A Lth FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT 8-00 a.rn 10.00 School a m m Pansh Hall 11 00 a Euchansl MIDWEEK SERVICES Tuesday: Wednesday, Ember Day: 9.30 Saturday: for Communion of Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, who is secretary of the alliance's North American area council described it as "the most international of all non- Roman Catholic It takes freedom seriously, he said, because its members historically have come from minorities that have had to struggle for religious freedom. The alliance takes the stand that Christians must be the champions of justice for all people everywhere. The North American area council, meeting at Stony Point, N.Y., in January, dealt with widespread violations of human rights and supression of individual freedom. URGES AMNESTY The policy of the United States towards those who refused to participate in the Vietnam war for reasons of conscience was criticized by the committee on civil and religious liberty, which urged member churches of the North American area council to encourage a policy of general amnesty toward them. Rev. Ernest E. Long of the United Church of Canada, newly-elected chairman of the council, reported on the recent detention and arrest, as alleged violators of selective service laws, of three young men, born in the U.S. but now citizens of Canada The arrests of two of them took place when they visited the U.S. and the third was in transit through a New York airport. "Such arrest of Canadian citizens will constitute confirmed harrassment of many such young people who are no longer citizens or residents of the U.S.A. but have legal rights as citizens and residents of another said Dr. Long. The council agreed to ask the American Civil Liberties Union to investigate such cases. It also asked American church bodies to make representations to the appropriate authorities of the U.S government on behalf of non-resident aliens. KOREA DISCUSSED The conflict between church and state in South Korea was also discussed by the council. In recent weeks a number of Presbyterian Church members, ministers, and student leaders have been arrested on charges of trying to overthrow the government. A new decree has been issued by the government providing 15 years' imprisonment for opposing the constitution. The council meeting noted the courageous leadership given by Presbyterian churchmen in South Korea in search of freedom of expression in their country and assured the Alliance member churches there of its profound concern and its solidarity with them. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES M a continuing memorial Ph. 327-531? or 327-2735 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS HONPA BUDDMST CHURCH ForMlry Avt. 10 00 a m School English Speaker REV. JAMES H BURKEY CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 Wi AVE S SUNDAY 8 15 CJOC TfteTRUTH That HEALS" 1 00 Service -CHRIST JESUS- You can borrow "SCIENCE and HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES' By Mary Sa Eddy from the Lettibridge Pub- lic Library WEDNESDAY 7 30 Testimony Meeting READING ROOM Oden Noon p m Tues. TttuTs Sal 1 I I RE.V. HENRI GESLAND Paris exorcist meets a lot of 'zozos' By JOHN VINOCUR PARIS (AP) The exorcist has office hours. And a beige waiting room, and a carpeted consultation nook, and a pretty good working relationship with the devil. Two floors down from the headquarters of the archbishop of Paris. Francois Cardinal Marty, the begin lining up at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays waiting for Rev. Henri Gesland, 66, to arrive for work at the modern building of the Paris Roman Catholic archdiocese. A small, gnomish man with a white rim of beard along his chin, Father Gesland slips behind his chair and begins a day of listening. He is the church's official exorcist for the Paris region, but as far as he is concerned the devil is a rare vis- itor. "Since my appointment in 1968, I've had more than the priest said. "There have been four cases of what I believe to be demonic possession." Recently, with French news- papers reporting on America's interest in the film The Exorcist, Father Gesland's waiting lines have grown. "A large proportion of my visitors think someone has placed a spell on them. I have a number of people from the West Indies and from Portugal and sorcerers are a part their life. If someone tells a simple person that there's a spell on him, he can be traumatized. "There are others who find that life is treating them so badly, that they are so short of luck, that there must be some very special explanation for it. I give practical advise in most of the cases. 'Are you eating I might'ask. And then I might suggest that they see a general practitioner or even a psychiatrist." But for all the priest's expression for that he sees, there have been the four cases in which he did recite the Litany of the Saints and the 53rd Psalm, in which he splashed holy water over the possessed and ordered the evil spirits to flee and not return again. Strangely, Father Gesland's most convincing struggle with demons involved two 13-year-old a year older than the character played by Linda Blair in the film, which has not yet been shown in France. "This child was at a difficult age, puberty, and you draw what conclusions you want from the priest said, "but there were reports from many people that there were many strange things about her. First, she brusquely changed from a normal child to one who insulted everyone with incredibly filthy language. When she walked in front of lamps, the lights would go out. When she sat in rooms, things fell from the mantle or a table. "We decided exorcism was in order. I did three sessions that lasted two to three hours each. "When I showed my cross, she hurled against the floor and kicked me. But finally the devil did depart. "Later when her parents were leaving the church, the child opened her mouth and a miraculous medal fell out. We had been with her every second. She could not have placed it in her mouth." The other 13-year-old spoke Italian and German when she was possessed even though she did not know either language. Father Gesland said. He said that she. too. was freed of demons through exorcism. CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llOi SIS. J fl CHAPMAN. Mtntster MR O MATSEY Organist "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service 10'OD a m (Worstiip service tor adults S S Classes tor Children) Evening Service 700 fim FVEfrVSOOY WELCOME REGLNA