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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE IPTHBRIDGE HEPAID Saturday, May 12, 1973 Confirmed Christians Five new United Church members gather with their minister. Rev. Bob Smith, standing at right, of the Crows- nest Pass churches. To be received into church membership Sunday are, from left, Susan MacLeod, Debbie Slavik, Gail Wells and Margaret McNutt, and standing, Patrick Hannem. Full communion will be given Sunday, June 10. Lutherans feuding over Bible THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Rinc LeinBKiutjt rltKALU ELIGION Snake cults thriving again MO A DC I Poized teLAKt! Lenses POLARIZED LENSES completely efiminate annoying giara from water h.ghways and beaches. And now you can hove them in your own prescription' Drive mere safely. See more cieariy. Framed in our Zingy new platters. mqreres. ovais of octagons. Specializing in the fitting of Eye Doctor's prescriptions Prescription Sunglasses Children'! Frame! Repairs O Reasonable WEST LORNE. Ont. 'CP) The vast majority of Missouri Synod Lutherans support the conservative viewpoint that the Bible is the Inspired and writ- ten word of God, the Ontario district Lutheran pastoral ccn- ference was told this week. Dr. J. A. 0. Freus, president of the Lutheran Church-Canada (Missouri said that agi- tation for changes in the synod stance are coming from, outside the synod from other branch- es of the Lutheran church. He said that other branches cf the church tend towards a more moderate interpretation of the bible. Dr. Freus took a slap at the moderates, saying that the ironey they spend on protest petitions could support half a dozen missions. j i "I'm getting sick and tired of I this he said. "I hope we can get this thing over and get back to doing the work cf the church.'' The controversy of attitudes towards the bible is expected to come to a head at the an- nual convention of all church branches in New Orleans in I! "They shall take up ser- pents says the Bible, and in the southern United States backwoods and the mountain hollows Appala- cnia some of the faithful in- terpret St. Mark literally. By WILLIAM CIIAZE ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Alfred Parsons, a 32-year-old carpenter, put on his best clothes one day late last sum- mer and went to a rural Geor- gia church. Town his faith was strong enough, he lifted a rattlesnake from a box with his bare hands and began to shake it. The snake sank its fangs into Parsons four times. He sought no medical atten- tion because other believers bitten in similar circum- stances had lived to demon- strate their faith anew. Par- sons died before midnight. Such deaths are relatively rare, and religious snake- handlirig, once widespread in southern backwoods and the mountain hollows of Appala- chia, is less common than it was. Nazarenes salute Mom Motherhood will receive spe- cial attention Sunday in the 11 a.m. service at the Lethbridge Nazarene Church. Minister Rev. Robert Deas- ley will step aside from the pulpit to allow his wife. Lillian. to preach the sermon. Mrs. Deasley says she has chosen Bible mothers as her theme. Meanwhile, various members of the congregation will assist in other aspects of worship. Mothers will serve as ushers, offer prayers, present music and take up the offering. "I thought snake-handling was disappearing several years ago, but it seems to be flourishing says Dr. Westoa La Barre of Duke Uni- versity, author of a book on the subject. The same opinion is held by Steven Kane, 23, of Boston, a graduate anthropology student who witnessed more than two dozen snake-handling services during a tour of Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee last summer. DRLNK STRYCHNINE Kane was shocked to find believers drinking "salvation cocktails" of strychnine and water at some services. Snake-handling services, he said, are held by Pentecostal and Holiness Church mem- bers, fundamentalists who in- terpret literally a Bible pas- sage from St. Mark that says: "They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.'1 Because of adverse public- ity, Kane said, many snake- handling churches have gone underground and allow only members to witness services. Religious snake handling was begun in 1909 in Gras- shopper Valley. Tenn., by George W. Hensley, who chased down a big rattlesnake in a rocky gap and called a meeting of his neighbors. The founder's faith led to his death in 1955 at Lester's Shed, Fla. when he was fa- tally bitten by a diamondback during a prayer service. The event was nearly fatal to the movement as well, since it was hard to justify to Hen- sley's followers. Quebec sainthood? VATICAN CITY (Reuter) The Vatican's sacred congrega- ion for the causes of saints ;ook one of the first steps Thursday towards raising a 9th-century Canadian bishop to ainthood. Louis Moreay, once the ishop of St. Hyacinthe, Que., ras declared a Christian of heroic virtues" in a decree is- ued by the congregation. Moreay, born in Becancour in he Quebec diocese of Nicolet in 324. died in 1901. Encounter Pope Paul VI (right) em- braces Patriarch Shenouda III of Alexandria this week at a meeting in the Vati- can; City. The encounter was the first-ever achieved between a Roman Catholic pontiff and the spiritual leader of Coptic Christians in the Arab world. SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEl Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE k IMPORTANT Widespread support aids Bible translation CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 327-4240 MONDAY, AAAY 14th Campfs Marshmallows KING SIZE i Writing Tablets Paper Towels Kleenex 2 roll pakj RUBBERMAID Floor Mats WHITE WIRE g Picket Fence Wrqon Wheels 31.01 for 1 2 1M Freezer Frig-Pak Sy 3 Nearly half a million Christ- ian scripture portions are dis- tributed each day by the 55 na- tional Bible societies, reoorts Dr. Kenneth McMillan of "Tor- onto. The Canadian Bible Society general secretary said this week many Canadian denomi- nations will observe Bible Society Sunday in services this weekend. The day spotlights translation, publishing and dis- tribution of the Bible around the world. Claiming an overall increase, Dr. McMillan said parts of the Bible appsared in 43 new lang- uages during 1972. At least one book of the Bible is available in the language of 97 per cent of the people of the world. SUPPORT The 160-year-old Canadian Bible Society is the fourth lar- gest of the 55 national agen- cies. Enjoying the support of most Christian denominations, the society is probably the old- est inter-faith religious agency in Canada. Asked why the society re- ceives such widespread sup- port, Dr. McMillan responded: "The Bible society is one piece of Christian end'savor where there is co-operation instead of competition, giving it strong ap- peal to many Christians." There are "at least" 339 pub- lished English versions of the Scriptures, according to Eliza- beth Eisenhart, librarian of the American Bible Society. Of these 45 are complete Bi bles, nine contain the Old Testament text only, and 88 the New Testament. The remaining 197 are ver sions with one complete book or more, but less than com- plete testaments. William Tyndale's New Tes- tament, the first printed Eng- lish Scripture, appeared in 1523 and was followed in 1530-31 by part of the Old Testament. Tyndale was working on fur- ther translation and revision of the Old Testament when he was strangled in 1536 for such a "heretical act" as translating the Scriptures into the verna- cular. To Myles Coverdale goes the credit for printing the first complete English Bible 1535. Although he prefixed a dedica- tion to King Henry VIII, in the iopes of securing royal favor, fie was unable to secure a li- cense for the book from the king. to LETHBRIDGE HERALD DISPLAY AND CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS .00 10 feet x 18 inches Choc. Bis. Tooth Brushes Tek Baby Aspirins ........4 60 per pkg. ALL PURPOSE Washmitt SOLVENT and SPOT Reg. 5Sc 1 2 WHITE WIRE FLUSHABYE J-I Reg. (LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER) 2 TRAC II DEMONSTRATOR Razor Reg. FLAT FOLD 3 Picket Fence loftx8 ritnei rente Reg. Garden Tool Set 1 -M SMALL STYROFOAM Coolers 1-00 Kleenex Tissue 4 TURTLE Cor Wax 1 SHERIFF'S AUCTION SALE AT PRAIRIE FARM POWER LTD. 421 33rd STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE MONDAY, MAY 14th-7 p.m. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE OFFICE FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT n t, desks with arborlts tops; secretarial desk U-MKjpeJ; 2-black executive chairs; 2-steno chairj; 8 ft. arbonfe lopped counter, 4 drawer filing cabinet, steel stor- age cabinet; 4-chrome office Royal 550 electric typewriter; Brother electric adding machine SHOP EQUIPMENT AND PARTS Airline air compressor; Forney F85 240 amp. gas pow- ered welder; Kleen King spray pressura washer; 10-ton floor hydraulic metal tg. A frame for hoist, gat barrel pump; 2-oil pumps; new 18" John cultivator .hovel., new John drill ports, crawler, motor dolly; numerous and various new and used machinery parts; Ig. selection of nuts and bolts; used tires and rims, 2 new cylinders. Many more Itemi too numerous to mention Versatile 35' grain loader with B and S engine. 7 sections chain harrows. Items may ba viewed at 421 33rd St. N., Uthbridgs. Sunday, May 13th 2-4 p.m. Monday, May 14th 1 p.m.-Safe Sale conducted by HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. lETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 41 lie. 458 Friday, June 1, 1973 DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS: ADVERTISEMENTS REQUIRING PROOFS (Minimum size 14 page) COPY AND MATERIAL MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE HERALD BY 12 NOON 4 PUBLISHING DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION DEADLINE for: MONDAY is NOON PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY TUESDAY is NOON PREVIOUS THURSDAY WEDNESDAY is NOON PREVIOUS FRIDAY THURSDAY is NOON PREVIOUS SATURDAY FRIDAY is NOON PREVIOUS MONDAY SATURDAY is NOON PREVIOUS TUESDAY DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS NOT REQUIRING A PROOF MAY BE RECEIVED ONE DAY LATER 12 NOON -3 PUBLISHING DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINES ARE UNCHANGED All regular and classified display must be in The Herald office by- 3 p.m. the day prior to publication a.m. Saturday for publication Monday For further information contact Display or Classified Advertising 328-4411 Herald ;