Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 - THI ItTHBRIDOE HIRAID - Saturday, March 90. 1*71 Most loyal followers of Jesus Faith of women steadfast By DAVID POLING The Christian Church has been taking its lumps from Women's Liberation lately. Much of it is deserved when you consider the iron hand that has been ruling the faithful over the centuries. Yes, some wom-n are ordained. Right, some have been given top Jobs in teaching or administering hospitals and nursing homes. But the long, long story has been that the Christian Church (and any other religious group for that matter) is run with the control and precision of West Point. The Bible has plenty to say about this and Women's Lib has not been slow to quote from the put-down phrases of St. Paul or the assumptions made by the writer oi Genesis. But then you come to the New Testament account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. What a fascinating story awaits you. Just for an immediate surprise and an New attitude toward warship Mod liturgical attire SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -The traditional vestments of Episcopal clergymen at Grace Cathedral are giving way to red, yellow and blue creations spangled with butterflies and flowers. "It all represents a new attitude toward worship," says Vienna Anderson, a 36-year-old onetime Broadway actress who.designs the mod liturgical attire. Since last October, when she started creating the colorful clerical robes, Miss Anderson says she had had 100 orders, eight from bishops. The Episcopal Church in the United States is a member of the Anglican communion. Five of the brilliantly hued vestments, including one made of dyed blue burlap with huge yellow sunflowers, are being used at Grace Cathedral. EFFECT 'SALUTARY' "It really has a salutary effect on most people when they see them," said Very Ry. C. Julian Bartlett, the cathedral dean. "It gives many people a sense of release from the sort of drudgery tradition. I think this is a characteristic of our contemporary culture. People of all ages often want to' change from what they're accustomed to." Miss Anderson said: "It used to be more of a penitential aspect. Now the emphasis is more on the celebratlve." Ministers agree taxation church property inevitable OTTAWA (CP) - Three United Church ministers - who seldom agree on anything - found common ground recently on the issue of church taxation. At a panel discussion marking the 79th anniversary of Glebe United Church in downtown Ottawa, Murray McBride, Stanley Knowles and David MacDonald agreed that taxation of church property is inevitable. Mr. McBride is Liberal MP for Renfrew-Lanark-Carleton, Mr. Knowles represents Winni-mpeg North Centre: for the New Democrats and Mr. MacDonald is Conservative member for Egmont. Mr. McBride said, and the CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION - HEALING - MIRACLES Patter: Rev. T. W. Royeroft Comer 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. 11:15 a.m.-Morning Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South 11:00 a.m.-Breaking of Bread 12:30 p.m.-Sunday School 7:00 p.m.-"WHAT IS THE TRUTH?" Speaker - Mr. H. Blacker Thursday, 8:00 p.m.-Bible Class A Hearty Welcome Awolts Yoo Herel THE SALVATION ARMY Corp* Officer - CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND 7:00 p.m. CHARLES WILSON "OPERATION MOBILIZATION" -EUROPE- 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister 10:00-SUNDAY SCHOOL " lliOO-MORNING SERVICE "SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE" DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 others agreed, that Christian churches could not always expect to have a free ride at the expense of others. He added that it might prove difficult for churches to adjust to Having to pay municipal taxes. Virginity no proof of virtue LONDON (AP) - John Cardinal Heenan, primate of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain, says that virginity is no proof of virtue. "And that goes for the clergy too," he said in a BBC television interview. The archbishop of Westminster told viewers: "St. Paul made it clear that in his view the state of perfect chastity, or virginity, was superior to the married state. "But then he was not so foolish to imagine that this was counsel to preach to all because we would not be here if everyone was a virgin." Cardinal Heenan said some men and women were virgins "simply because no one will have them." "They may have tried time and again to get married," he said. "You cannot say that because this person is a virgin therefore he is a better man or more virtuous than a married man. And that goes for the clergy, too." entirely new viewpoint, read the closing portions, the last chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Remember, this is essentially a narrative of the last hours of Jesus, written almost in newspaper style. Here are some obvious conclusions: 1-Women were the most loyal followers of Jesus. During the arrest and trial, the disciples fade away, Peter vanishes, and the rest avoid implication. The women, however, are prominent at the Crucifixion, ignoring guilt by association, worry ana determined to stay until the end. 2-Women took the tough Jobs. The Cross may be a romantic art symbol but death and burial was certainly a trying, arduous experience in the First century. We are talking about premortuary days, when the preparing of bodies for burial was an unpleasant task, even for devoted loved ones. The women faced this assignment (often related to disease or infection) witb an early rising devotion. They took the job because no one else would do it 3-Women announced the resurrection of Jesus. Although the accounts vary in the Four Gospels (and John has Joseph of Arimathaea in charge of burial), the women followers.of Jesus became the heralds of good news. And �ven tins was poorly received at first, if we are to believe St. Luke, who probably had the first-hand ac count from Mary, the mother of Jesus-Luke 24:11: But the story appeared to them to be nonsense, and they would not believe It-New English Bible 4-The women were mature and established, yet filled with the concerns of others. Interestingly, they were all over 30. Two were probably grandmothers. Mary Magdalene must have been in her mid-30s. It is correct that the disciples were young and mostly unattached. Yet the women, the personalities who form so much of the gospel account of life, death and resurrection, were adults of respect and honor. This was their story and they were not disappointed. On this last point, too often we have heard that only young people give a damn for the trials of the world or the heartaches of mankind. Yet a recent study conducted by Paul Cameron and Associates (and published by the Kentucky Psychology Assn.) reveals that women between the ages of 56-64 think more about the needs of other people than any other segment of the population. A sampling of some 3,400 adults, teen-agers and older adults demonstrated a vast outreach and compassion by these older women. The New Testament is right; they are at the centre of the Christian faith and probably responsible for most of its gain. (Nwespaper Enterprise Assn.) LETHBRIDGE - PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR "LET'S GROW WITH LETHBRIDGE" 9:55 a.m.-Sunday School with Classes For All Ages 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship - Students from our Bible College in Edmonton will be in charge 7:00 p.m.-The Complete Collegaire Choir will Minister in Word and Song ONCE AGAIN THE NORTH WEST BIBLE COLLEGE CHOIR WILL VISIT THE TABERNACLE. THEIR MINISTRY IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED. A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU United, Anglican Churches Aie Moving Toward Union LONDON, Ont. (CP) - Dr. Ernest Long, secretary of the General Council of the United Church of Canada, said here that the United and Anglican churches in Canada are definitely moving toward union. He said he sees union as a means to making religion more relevant to modern day life and said those opposing it can be defined into two segments. "People with the attitude: 'I couldn't care less whether the church comes together or not' think the day is gone when any union of denominations is relevant to today's society," he said. "A second argument is stressed by people who are so loyal to traditional concepts that they stress the attitude: 'I won't give up my church.' " Dr. Long, who spoke to a luncheon mteting of clergy and CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11th St. S. Mr. D. Ma'uey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, MinUter Sunday School-10:00 a.m. Morning Worship-11:00 a.m. Evening Service-7:00 p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Priesthood Sunday Sacrament 1912 10th Avenue South Meeting School Meeting 1st Ward ............................... 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 2nd Ward ............................... 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Stake Centre-28th Street South 3rd Ward............................... 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 4th Ward............................... 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 6th Ave. 'A' and 23rd St. N. 5th Ward ............................... 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 6th Ward ............................... 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. University Ward 2808 28th St. S. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. laymen, said: "We've stopped dealing with the church as if it was the way we'd like it to be. . . . Membership is going down, financial support has diminished, the budget has been cut and the priorities have to be set." He said youth won't support an institutional church structure, but said if the church stressed "happenings" and young people get caught up in doing some particular thing, the church will work. Officers named to UC missions TORONTO (CP) - The United Church of Canada announced the appointment of three officers1 to its mission in Canada, a new church division. Rev. Harold M. Bailey, currently president of the board of home missions, was appointed secretary while Rev. Dr. K. Harriet Christie and Rev. W. Clarke MacDonald were appointed deputy-secretaries. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY 8:13 a.m.-CJOC "The TRUTH That HEALS" 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Sunday Service "MATTER WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Testimony Meeting READING ROOM Noon - 2:00 p.m. - Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour Radio broad-cast, heard every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. oyer CHEC. Hear the dynamic radio minister Rev. Joel Nederhood as he deals with today's problems in the light of the authoritative Scriptures. He addresses you . . . Local services every Sunday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A4 North. YOU ARE INVITED / EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 13th Ave. and Mayor Mogroth Dr. Phone 327-6113 Pastor: REV. H. J. JOST 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School ll:00 a.m.-"WHAT IS A REAL CHRISTIAN? 7:30 p.m.-Rev. Jim Cunningham of Vancouver A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. - Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister - Ret. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES 8:45 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship 7:00 p.m.-Evangelistic MIDWEEK SERVICES AS USUAL A Friendly Welcome Awaits You St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. Organist - MR. W. VANDER KOOY 11:00 a.m.-Morning Service "LOVE'S ARGUMENT" 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service "CHRISTIANS-WHY DON'T YOU REBEL" Church School: All classes from nursery to adult at 10:15 a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour also. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT TWO LOCATIONS Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organ lit and Choir, Director, Marilyn Sinclair, A.R.C.T, R.M.T. 70TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICES FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SPECIAL SPEAKER: REV. GERALD M. WARD Pastor in Lethbridge 1945-1950 now minister of Queen's Street Baptist Church, St. Catharines, Ontario. 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship (Broadcast CJOC) "THREE SCORE ANjD TEN" REV. GERALD M. WARD, B.A., Th. M. 7:00 p.m.-"TRAVELOGUE WITH A MESSAGE" Pictures by Mr. Ward Church School: 9:30 a.m. Norbridge 9:45 a.m. 1614 5 Ave. S. EVERYONE WELCOME THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL! SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Corner 4th Avenue and 11th Street South Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfleld, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., l.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mrs. Dolores Reid (A. Mus.) 8:00 a.m.-Holy Communion 9:00 a.m.-Holy Communion 11:00 a.m.-Choral Eucharist, Senior and St. Monica's Choirs (Nursery Provided) All departments of Church School MIDWEEK SERVICES Wednesday, March 25th, 5:15 p.m. Holy Communion Thursday, March 26th, 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN 25 lift&T RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., UTh. FOURTH IN LENT 7:30 a.m.-Mattinc 8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.-Church School 10:55 a.m.-Nursery in Hall 11:00 a.m.-Sung Eucnarist 6:30 p.m.-Evensong and Discussion Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - Eucharist Thursday: Arrnunciation of Our Lady: 7:00 p.m. - Eucharist Saturday: 7:30 p.m. - Preparation for Parish Eucharist Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church H. P. NIKKEI, Cordlnator - Ph. 345-3335 150P-29fh Street So. 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 . 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY 10:00 a.m.-Bible Study 11:00 a.m.-Morning Service 6:00 p.m.-Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Bible Study NORMAN P1SK EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 Bethel Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR SUNDAY SERVICE - 10:30 A.M., 11:20 A.M. AND 7.00 P.M. Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 414 12th Street South - Phone 327-070? PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN 8:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Each Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Lenten Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. f. Schoepp-Phene 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Xei. 8:45 a.m.-Matins 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School and Bible Class 11:00 a.m.-Morning Service 1:00 p.m.-Sunday School Teachers Institute March 24th-7:30 p.m.-Lenten Service Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC 11th Avenue and 24th Street South , PASTOR ALBERT OLSON 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month Listen to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday 7:30 a.m. CFAC Calgary THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. ROBERT B. McCLURE, MD, FRCS ' DR. J. L. PATERSON, Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV. L. BRIAN JONES. Lethbridge Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery S0UTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and 11th St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 1971 11:00 a.m.-Fourth Sunday in Lent - Girls' MUSIC: Junior Choir - "Sing Alleluia." Sue Ellen Page "Psalm 22." Jan Vermulst Senior Choir - "Thy Will Be Done." Bruckner CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS IN SOUTH-MINSTER HALL-INCLUDING NURSERY SCHOOLS. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave. and 24th St. S. Minister: Rev. L. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Egteren Organist: Mr. J. E. Langford SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 1971 11:00 a.m.-LENT IV Easter Music by all four Choirs CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 9:30 a.m.-Grades III to IX. 11:00 a.m.-Three Years to Seven Years Nursery facilities for Tiny Tots _EVERYONE WELCOME_ FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDALE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY GLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 1971 (LENT 4) Divine Worship at 11:00 a.m. "REPORT OF GENERAL COUNCIL HELD AT NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO." By Mrs. I. (Betty) Meyers - Presbytery Representative SUNDAY SCHOOL, JUNIOR DEPARTMENT at 9:15 a.m. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR DEPARTMENT at 9:30 a.m. PRIMARY and BEGINNERS DEPARTMENT at 11:00 a.m. Nursery facilities as usual. "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"