Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
-Saturday, March 3, 1973 THE UTHttTDOK HfRAlD Singing Souls A mixed chorus of Le1h- bridge senior citizens con- tributed musically to T h e World Day of Prayer ser- vice Friday afternoon in St. Augustine's A n g I i c a n Church. Composed mainly of retired choir members, the Mile Singers are directed by Milton Strong. Mrs, Rena Martin is pianist and Mrs. Mildred la quo, musical eo-ordina- tor. Purpose of the service was the spiritual and mat- erial promotion of Christ- ian missionary efforts. Free Church joining Fellowship The Evangelical Free Churcl of Canada this week as a denomination a motion to join the Evangelical Fellow ship of Canada. Delegates to the denomina tton's national conference meeting in Lethbridge Evan gelical Free Church, supports membership in loosely kni interdenominational c o u ntei part lo the National Associa lion of Evangelicals in United States. there a right to die with dignity? DEATH By DAVID HENDIN (First in a Series.) The problem of whether we should prolong useless life (or painful dying) has come to ba represented by a single word: euthanasia. The immediate association :hat comes to mind upon read- ing or hearing this word is "mercy but advocates maintain they are really refer- ring to the word's literal mean- ing, "a good or happy "an easy and painless death." The semantic entanglements over the implied meaning are the center of much of (lie con- troversy over the subject. Trie Euthanasia Society and the Euthanasia Educational .Fund, groups that promote the "good death" doctrine, have consider- ed a name change center- ing, perhaps, around "Death TMgnity" because of ad- verse reactions to the word eu- thanasia. Revulsion A good deal resistance to the word today is probably due to man's war revulsion over crimes, many wliich were performed by phy- sicians misappropriating the word euthanasia as a cloak for the hoir murders. "It's a common The EFC provides a cental service agency and lolAying voice to governments on behalf of individual and denomination- al members. Robert Thompson, British Columbia educator from Trin- ity Western College, Langley, is national EFC president. Mr. Thompson was a speaker at tlie Evangelical Free Church conference this week. Free Church delegates re- elected Hev. Tony Hanson of Calgary as denominational chairman. Other officers elected were ss follows: Harry Heindrichs, Bow Island, vice chairman; Leon Tiede, Williams bake, B.C., secretary; Allan'Collins, Lethbridge, finance secretary Mr. Thompson, trustee. standing that we mercy killing, but mercy killing is the complete antithesis of what we seek. The question is not one of killing xeople. It's the question of let- ing them says Jerome chairman of the soard of the New York Societj for Ethical Culture and a pro- ponent of euthanasia. Hundreds of letters pour into h e Euthanasia Educations Fund's cramped New Y o r 1 offices. They are typed by sec retarics or scrawled on scraps of note paper. They are from the uneducated as well as the professional, from student and grandparents, nuns, clergy men and laymen. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES as a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST lllh St. S. 1. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Mr. D, Maisey, Organii! "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family a.m. (Worship service for S.S. Classes for Children) Evening Sarvico p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME misunder- advocate actually, Dignity The vast majority of them share tha opinion expresset by Mrs. George C. Barclay, a 71-year-old volunteer in th group, who says, "We shmilc have a reverence for life, yei But we should have the righ to die with dignity. Y o shouldn't drag a good life. Euthanasia is an ancien practice. Geographer Strabo, i the first century BC., wro'j that the elderly peop'e on th Greek isle of Cos, having ouf lived their usefulness to societj v.'ould gafher st an annual ban quct Lo drink a lethal poison. In Massilia, now modem JIarsci-les, 0113 of the cites Greek colonies, a der.th potio was made available in a pub lie rejwsitory for the use of an cilizen who could justify Ixi Should the dying be. told the truth? How do children comprehend death? Can a person die from a "broken Each of t'.iete questions will be examined In a five- part weekly series which commences today on the religion page. ore the Senate his motive usually illness, sorrow or dis- _ -ace which led him to de- sire death. With the rise in Chrislianity in first three centuries A.D., the approach to euthan isia and suicide underwenl i complete change. From the beginning the Apostle Paul ar gued against any form of self destruction, and he was follow ed by St. Augustine and other 'ahters of the clinrch. Although the opinion of th' church remained clear, medi cnl opinion on tlis subject wa: rever fuily crystallized during areient times. Of course, medi cine was not then advanced in its life-prolonginj powers to warrant a great dea ;f practical interest in the sub ject. But as the science ad vaneed, so did the controversy Ease paiu It is only in Ute last few dec ades that man has acquirec tlie medicine and the technolog that enables him to ease pair and suffering humanely an also to increase human's lil span from 47.3 years in 1SX to 70.8 in 1970. Perhaps, however, we hav learned to prolong and exten lives too well. Have we begu to pay too much attention I the quantity of humaii life an too little to its quality? In o; haste to improve life-sustai ing and resuscita-live tcchr.olc gies have we gone too far Have we reached the poi where life itsell may be mor terrifying than death? "With some justification argues Dr. Frsnk J. -Ayd Jr editor of the Medical Mor "an increasin v.umlwr of doctors have voicec objections to the 'obscenity of modern dying a ritual sacri- fica on the altar of "Soms gor.s so far as to inform their own friends and relatives to csrry their per- son a card stating, 'I do net ish to be resuscitated. 1 want die with dignity and for- 'er.1 Is it possible that 20th-ccn- ry nvan, who basks in the ory of his achievements, so r has been guilty of misus- ig his glorious creations? Refrain Has ho reached the point here the healers, the teclino- ogists, and the rest of us are ubject to Sir Theodore Fox's amous rebuke: "We shall have learn to refrain from doing lings merely because we know ow to do The classic deathbed scenes amiliar to us through'our art and literature are rare today, ormerly, man died at home, urrounded by relatives and ricnds. He was aware of ap- roaching death and he prepar- ed for it. Today, however, the ntimate circle of family and riends seldom gathers at the e of a dying loved one to exchange final words of love, aith and wisdom. The deaths of Washington and jincoln, great men of our :oun1ry's stand in con- rastfwith the deaths of Eisen- icwer and Truman, who were not permitted to die so easily. Today most deaths occur in ho hospital. Death is no long- er a peaceful, though grievous occasion, enveloped by the varroth of familial feelings. VTOW when man dies his mind s fogged by drugs, he is alone, surrounded and sustained only by the hum of machines. Family members often re- sent being deprived of the chance to share life's waning moments with their loved ones; and the dying surely -must wonder why after years of shar- ed sorrows and joys they can- not be allowed to face the great- est of all crises with their fami- lies. Certainly, if a terminally ill person longs for the relief that only death can offer he should be permitted to have, at tlie very least, assurances that his life will no be needlessly pro- longed. The Rev. Joseph Fletcher warns that "the white coat of medical care takes on a dark- er, more threatening hue, on uglier symbolism. We are discovering that saving life is net always saving peop'e. And that death may not always be an enemy to be fought off, but sometimes a friend to be helped and invited." WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED NOW? PEACE? BROTHERHOOD? UNITY? Maybe time THE CHURCHES STOPPED THEIR DOCTRINAL BICKERINGS and JOINED FORCES TO PROMOTE "JESUS" who it alive and well on the planet of Earth His power is just as effective today as it was years ago. If you really believe this or just hope he's still o miracle working God; WHY NOT JOIN US AT ERICKSEN'S FAMILY RESTAURANT, SATURDAY, MARCH 17th, 1973, AT 10 A.M. for an ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING of "FUtt GOSPEL BUSINESSMEN'S FELLOWSHIP, INTERNATIONAL" Foil Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship, International is an inter-denominational Businessmen's Organization whose aim is to encourage the average person to seek God in his fullness and to have a daily walk with Him In order to experience the love, joy and peace, Jesus promised. FOR RESERVATIONS and FURTHER INFORMATION CAU 328-2851 Questions The serious question tlist now arises, however, is who should make such decisions of life and death. Many have warned of the implications inherent in leav- ing this land of decision lo any single person, especially the physician. One reason given is simply that it is a doctor's job to save, not take lives. NEXT SATURDAY: Facing Up to Death.) (Excerpted from the book "Death as a Fact of by David Hcndin. Published by W. W. N 01-ton and Com- pany, inc.) BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th Street South Service TEACHING OF CONVERSION" Speaker: Mr. Wm. Blacker Wednesday Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5lh Ave. and 13lh St. 5. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES 'faster: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Bible Class and Sunday Sclioo! Service Service Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church !JOP-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI. Coordinator Phon. 343-3333 School Service Service and Communion NORBR1DGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTOR: V. SCHORR School Wor- ship Service (Nursery Provided) Service EVERYONE WELCOME. BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH (North American Baplilt General Conference) 329 19 Street North Pastor: MANFRED TAUBENSEE Phone 328-2045 School (German and English Classes) Worship Service GOSPEL SERVICE Mixed Choir will sing "We preach Christ the power and Wisdom tf God" SOUTH IETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4lh AVE. and 10th ST. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY, 9 a.m., a.m., 12 noon ASSUMPTION 2405 12lli AVE. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAYS a.m., a.m., 11 a.m., p.m. (Folk Mem in Hall at Baptist Church 1614 5th Avenue South Minister. REV. G. KEITH CHURCHILL, 3.A., B.D. Music Director: MR. LLOYD G. HOPPER, l.R.S.M. School for all the family GREATEST OF THESE" Ordinance of Believer's Baptism Luke Acts "THE BIRTH OF JESUS" Communion Sen-ice Reception of a Member EVERYONE WELCOME Q D THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S .SWkinL, ARCHDEACON CECIL SWANSON, Priest in charge Holy Communion a.m. Holy Communion a.m. Family Service, Junior Choir All departments of Church School MIDWEEK SERVICES Ash Comunion and Breakfast a.m. Holy Communion a.m. Thursday, March 8th, Holy Communion Cor. 12th St. "C" and 6th Ave. N. RECTOR. The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., L.Th. ST. MARY THE VIRGIN PRIMITIVE SOLD IN JAPAN The first three "Primit i v e Man" specials "People Of Tlie Fly "The Sky Warriors" and "The Spirit have heen sold in Japan. These specials are co- productions between CTV, So- cicte Radio Canada and Via Le Inc. The programs have also been sold in Sweden, Ireland, Holland and France, THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE 1ENT Eucharist School in Parish Hall Eucharist Ash p.m. Penitential office; Eucharist Friday: p.m.-----Preparation for Communion B ETHEL A 71 6 23rd ST. N. o.m. D MORNING SERVICES T a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL I p.m. EVENING SERVICES (NURSERY FACILITIES T FOR ALL SERVICES) MONDAY, P.M. GIRLS' CLUB LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR M. L ISRASLSON 520 7th StrMt Sauth Home of UM Evangel How Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC1220 K.C. School with for Worship Tuesday p.m. Prayer ud Study Friday Ambassadora Yooth A HEABTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. COALHURST PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY REV. K. ROSET, Po.tor School Service Service "A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 414 15lh Street South Phone EICC PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School ami Bible Classes Worship Service with Holy Communion Service each Wednesday________ Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd lith Avenue and 24th Street South EICC PASTOR ALBERT OlSON School and Bible Worshop Service with Holy Communion _______________EVERYONE WELCOME______________ IMMANUEl LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and I8lh Street S. Minister W- f. Schoepp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 tins with Holy Communion vSdiool and Classes Worship and Holy Communion Listen to lutheran a.m. CfAC Calgary THE UNITED CHURCH 'OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES MODERATOR; RIGHT REV. N. BRUCE McLEOD, TORONTO President of Conference. REV. P. A. CLINE, Edmonton Chairman ol Preibylery. RcV. KEN JORDAN. SOUTHMiNSTER 4th Ave. am' lllh St. S. Minijters. R. W. K. EUIOTT, REV. A. T. KING Ministry of Music. W. M. WOOtHOUSE A. K. PUTLAND, Org. Emeritus PROTESTANTS" Anthem: "HOLY LORD GOD OF HOSTS" Gordon Young Solo: "DELIGHT THOU IN THE LORD" Ambroise Lee Sisco a.m.-Church School in all departments. NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE (or youth 15-18 years_______________ IM1LLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast letnbridgs from 15lh Ave. and 24th St. 8. MINISTER _ REV. BLAKE ANDERSON Choir DTreclor. Mr. H. Von Eqteren Organislr MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, MARCH 4th, 1972 Worship Sermon: "DEEDS ANT) RULES 11" CHRISTIAN EDUCATION A and Jr. B Grades M inclusive Intermediate Grades 7-9 inclusive a.m.-Kindergarten 3 years to 5 years Primary Grades 1 and 2 Grades 10-12 inclusive Nursery for Tiny Tots FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13lh Street North MINISTER _ REV. K. JORDAN Director of Mujic-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, MARCH 4th, 1972 on the Book of Job VI "IT'S GOOD FOR THE SOUL" Worship and Discussion Group Topic: "LOVE AND THE FAMILY" CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ALL Sunday School Classes at a.m. N'urscry Serviceis available at a.m. Anyone needing transportation to either of the services please call the church office by Thursday of each week. CHINOOK CO-OPERATIVE PARISH REV. ALBERT BAIDEO COALDALE REV. CECIL CARNOCHAN CARD5TON W. CALDERWOOD-BARONS-NOBLEFORD MORNING WORSHIP AT: BARONS a.m. PICTURE BUTTE COALDALE- a.m. CARDSTOX a.m. MAGRATH a.m.