Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
0 THE IE7HBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, May 6, 1972 istian church unity aced with indifference lly rATHH'K O'KEnFK VATICAN CITY (AIM Liberal Roman Catholic, Or- tliixlux anil I'TOli'stanL cliurch- mi'ii who once had In combat prejudices iigahihl. Cllriiliiin unity arc facinf; another public indifference. Has the cause of unily gone Into a slump? Arc all the most dramatic sleps behind? Is ecumenism today some- thing that only the theologians care about? Yes to all three, says an cd- Itorial in a recent issue of the magazine Idou International, published in Itome liy an ecu- m e n i c a 1 doc-innenlatiun centre. and talks be- tween Lutherans and Catlio- I lies, and betuecii Anglicans j and Catholics now uphold things that would have been considered heretical 10 years says the editorial, signed by Idoc director Rev. Leo Ailing von Gcusau. "Now these things are met by indif- ference. "Why has the official ecu- menism of dialogue among Christian churches become the field of a few ecclesiasti- cal directors and a few theolo- gians and lost direct contact with the people of God, above all youth? The prophetic mes- sage seems virtually lost." TI1HEK DIVISIONS EXIST The Idoc director, a noted author and lecturer on Chris- tian unity, says Christians today break down into tlirea groups, which cut across de- nominational lines: Inter church tries change dous broadcasting TORONTO (CPI Iteligious broarlcrisling in Canada once meant Sunday morning ser- vices broadcast un radio sta- tions which divided up lime among various denominations. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5lh Ave. and 13th St. S. SALVATION HEAtING MIRACLES Potter: Rev. T. W. Roycroft REV. TOM HARNAND, JAPANESE MISSIONARY, AT BOTH SERVICES AND P.M. Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites yon to listen to the Back to God Hour every Sun- day night at p.m. over CHEC radio. Dr. Ncderhood speaks on the subject: I INSTEAD OF RELEVANCE Bel the resurrection and the ascension Jesus teaches His disciples. That shows how important those j meetings are with Him. They help to understand what j the message of the church must be today. j The Christian Reformed church is located at t 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially, j n i n n Dible Daptld Corner of 5th Ave. and 18th St. N. Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pro Millennial Soul-Winning Ngw Testament Baptist Church K. D. OtDFIEtD, Pastor PHONE 328-6173 Bethel Baptist h arc 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship Or it meant mini-sermons of I wo minutes usually televised about 2 a.m. when the station was signing olf for the night. Now Intel-church is helping to i change religious broadcasting I by moving away from denomi- nationalism and picly. Inlerchiu-ch, formed in 19G7, i is a co-operative broadcasting agency supported by the Angli- can, Roman Catholic and Unit- i ed churches with some involve- i mcnt on the part of Baptists, Lutherans and Presbyterians. All national radio and TV broadcasting in English which involves Ihe three main churches comes from Inter church, as does much local, re- gional and syndicated material. What does the new type of re- ligious broadcasting involve? Dorothy Forbes, television producer for the Anglican divi- sion of communications, says religious broadcasting is "any j program that deals with per- sons or community, that tries to do it with integrity and real information." And Roger C. Cann- commu- nications director for the On- tario-Quebec Baptist Conven- tion, says "broadcasting ought to be done with all churches. We have no Baptist gospel alone that needs only preaching it.'1 ludiaii convert The first Indian convert to Christianity in the American colonies was Pocahontas of Virginia. She was converted, baptized ar.d given the Chris- tian name of Rebecca. Those who still are scandal- i'.ed by contacts with Chris- tians of other churches and view dialogue as dangerous for the faith, if not heretical. He says whoever saw to it that no Protestant observers were invited lo the Vatican world synod of bishops last autumn belongs in this group. Those who believe in gradual dialogue among officials of the various churches, leading to closer structural unity. Christians who get together lo combat social problems such as racism, war, underdevelop- menl, poverly, and who brush aside doctrinal differences. Father von Geusau contends that church structures provide official nittlels for [hose in group three. One exception, he says, is the Sodepax com- mittee made up of officials of the World Council of Churches in Geneva and the Vatican's Justice and Peace Commis- sion. Sodepax searches for solutions to social problems. AOREK ON EUCHARIST The Idoc editorial took no notice of one key develop- ment: The announcement by a mixed commission of Roman Catholic and Anglican theologians in December of an agreement upon a single doc- trine for the Eucharist, or holy communion. That accord, however, now must be ratified bv Anglican and Roman Cath- olic authorities. The process could be slow. There is little doubt at the Vatican Iliat Pope Paul falls into group two. the "ecumen- ists." On Jan. 23 he declared that efforts to forge Christian unity had not been hobbled. But he warned against a "su- perficial ecumenism'1 that at- tempts to bypass important doctrinal is, the kind practised by group three. Rev. W i 1 b u r Woodhams, pastor of the St. Paul's Angli- can Church in Rome, com- mented: "I see In the future an ac- ceptance all around of some doctrine of the Eucharist that does not exclude most Chris- tians. As far as my own feel- ings are concerned, our unity is in the Eucharist and in bap- tism. "If we did as our Lord com- manded and held the Eucha- rist together, these fine points would lake care of them- selves." Bible Institute marks 50 years 9lh Ave. ond 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEAStEY, Minister Rev 327-4784 SUNDAY SERVICES 3-J.i School Classes for all ages. Service Service MIDWEEK SERVICES AS USUAL A Frigidly Awaits You Canada's largest Bible Insti- tute, sometimes dubbed as the school that just turns out mis- sionaries, is celebrating its 50th milestone this year. It's a far cry from the first little class of eight which faced L. E. Maxwell on October 9, 1922 in an abandoned farm- house. Today there are over students and approxi- mafely 100 buildings. Some I 581 alumni have served as mis- j sionaries in 82 countries and CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST -125 lllh SI. S. J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Mr. D. Maisey, Organist Family Service am. (Worship service for adults S S. Classes for Children) Evening Service p.m EVERYBODY WELCOME HEAR JUBILEE QUARTET And Founder L. E. MAXWELL Of PRAIRIE BIBLE INSTITUTE Friday, May 12 7.30 p.m. LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH WED., .MAY 10th REV. MURRAY DOWNEY 7.15 p.m. IV02 3rd Avon D. HOIDSMITH I. KRCSTINSKI "IS JESUS CHRIST THE SUPER BAPTISMAL SERVICE FAMILY SUNDAY SCHOOL DIAL-A-THOT 1 MORNING SERVICE I 032 are sen-ing in related mini- stries in the homeland. There were 120 graduating in the 1972 class. The hvo founders who pio- neered the work were J. F. Kirk and L. E. Maxwell. Mr. Kirk, 84 and President Emeri- tus, wonders at it all had no idea that there would ever be such a place. Mr. Maxwell. 77 and President of the school is keen, alert and bubbling with life. Three Hills, three humpy hills from where the town got its name, is the last place in the world where one would ex- pect to find a great flourishing Christian enterprise. It is here on the prairie that the Prairie Bible Institute was established. As a matter of interest to Lethbridge and area. Rev. L. E. Maxwell and the Jubilee Quartette will hold a pitblir concert on Friday May 12 at p.m. in the Alliance Church, 1202 3 Avenue South. 'Fertile Crescent' i The "Fertile Ira-1 dilional site of the Garden ol j Eden, was a crescent-shaped region in Asia. It began at the j Mediterranean Sea, stretched between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, ami ended j at the Persian [CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY i "The TRUTH Tlul HEALS" 0..10 n.rn Sunday School Service "ADAM AND 1'ALI.KN MAM'1 WEDNESDAY Meeting HEADING ROOM Noon 2-00 p.m. Oprn T'lios., T hur.v, Sril. Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-291H Slreet So. H. P. NIKKEI, Coordinator Ph. 341-333] School Worship Service Service NO EVENING SERVICE 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 BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7lh St. South of Bread School PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE" SpcaJtcr: Mr. John Ranrtell, Portland, Oregon. A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here! NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH Tho Evangelical Church In Canada U02 8 Ave. H. PASTOR: N. W. HEEBNER School Worship Sen-ice SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4lh AVE. and 10th ST. S. SATURDAY, 7.30 p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-7 a.m., 9 a.m., a.m., 12 Noon ASSUMPTION 2405 I2lh AVE. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) a.m., a.m., 11 a.m., p.m. (Folk Mass in Hall a.m.) EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH !2lh Ave. and Mayor Magralh Drfva Phone 327-6113 Pcitor: REV. H. J. JOST a.m.-CHHISTlAN EDUCATION HOUR a.m.-THE WORSHIP SERVICE "THE GODWARD GRACES IN GOD'S ORCHARD" p.m.-THE EVENING SERVICE "GREAT DELIVERANCES OF GOD" A CORDIAL INVITATION TO YOU! CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Stvdy Service WEDNESDAY Bible Study 328-2703 or 327-7991 EVERYONE WELCOME First Church 1614 5th Avenue South Minister, Rev. G. KEITH CHURCHIll, B.A., B.D. Busk Director: MR. LLOYD G. HOPPER, t.R.S.M. School for all ages 11-00 DO THESE THINGS Communion Service MATTER OF LOYALTIES" EVERYONE WELCOME St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5lh Avenua South MINISTER-THE REVEREND L. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY Service Service Church School: All classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour also. LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Street South Home of [he Ennshine Evangel Hoar Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. School with classes for all ages. Worship Subject: "CHRIST THE LIFE GIVING NINE" of Evangelism A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL; SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Assorinla Rev. E. P. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. Organist and Choir Direclor Mr. Edward Grsenwood l.T.C.l. Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12lh Slreel South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Service and Holy Communion IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6lh Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schocpp Phone 327-4336 Office. 328-6987 Res. Communion School and Bible Class Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC lllh Avenue and 24th Slreet South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON a.m.-Sunday School Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month listen lo Ihe Lutheran a.rti. CFAC Calgary a.m. Holy Communion Parish Eucharist. St. Monica's Choir Family Service, Canterbury Choristers and .Junior Girls Choir Beginners Department of Sunday School (Nursery Provided 1 ODDFELLOW AND REBEKAH LODGES ATTENDING Holy Communion MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, May lllh, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR: The Rcvorend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., L.Th. ROGATION SUNDAY lOucharist School in Parish Hall a.m Sung Eucharist Tuesday Thursday--Ascension Kuchaript .Saturdny 7.10 p m. Preparation for Pori.sh Com- munion. THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONS CHURCHES Moderator; DR. A B. B. MOORE, Toronto President of Conference: REV. R. J. THOMSON, Calgary Chairman of Presbytery: REV. KEN JORDAN, Pincher Creek SOUTHMINSTER 4lh Ave. and lllh St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ElllOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhousn Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K Pulland SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1972 BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC SUNDAY OVER TROUBLED WATERS" Naval Cadcls and Navy League parade. MUSIC: Anthem "Rise Up 0 Men of Cod." Noble Solo "THE LORD IS MY LIGHT." Allitzen Guest Soloist Arthur Hunt a.m.-Cin'lICH .SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS NURSERY SERVICES AVAILABLE. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Servinq Southeast lelhbridae from I5lh Ave. and St. S. Minister REV. FLORENCE WILKINSON B.A., B.D., M. Th Choir Director: Mr. H. Von Eqleren Organist: MRS. C GREENE SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1972 YOUR OWN BUSINESS" C.O.I.T. G.-atlnnlinn Midweek Services temporarily suspended till the end of May. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION and Intermediate Drpl. (ft lo 14 yrs) a.m. Preschool and Primary (lo 7 yrs.) Nursery Facilities [or Tiny Tols FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of Sill Avenue, nnd 13lh Street North Director of Music-MBS. DOROTHY GIOCK AKM, RMT SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1972 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTCR EASTER a.m.-Divine Wnr..hin J-.i by II C, Peek Following Ihe Krrvirp n rHayrd Farewell Coffee Hour will If lirM in Mm Hull in honor of Rev. and Mrs. F.. K-l-rHc, who Ml. us to M-rvn Ihe li.C. Conference in the South Koolcnays, All Sunday School Dcpls. Meet at a.m. Nursery K-icililies Available. "A t'TTV CIIUIK'II, WITH A IlljRAL. WELCOME''