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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, May 19, 1973 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD RELIGION Lethbridge Mortnom told keep family unit strong Child-hke faith is essential to successful living, the Leth- bndge Stake conference of the Church of Jesus Chnst cf Latter-day Saints uas told here last weekend Addiessmg more than 000 persons gathered in the Lethbndge Stake House, Elder Robert Simpson urged Mormons to develop "child- like faith, simplicity and ers without high sounding phrases "If you can star: tha day saying I am a child of God. ELDER R. L SIMPSON will be a batter citizen, a better student, a better employee and a better p a r- cnt that daj SOLIDARITY The assistant to the Mor- mon Church's Council of Twelve tried to emphasize family solidarity I'm a great believer in the refiner's Mr. Simpson said. "Tragedies and heart- aches and adversities come to families to sanctify them and strengthen them as a family unit" Church growth is contin- gent on strong personal insndships, Mr. Simps o n said. He encouraged Mor- mon members to maintain their testimony, to be an ex- ample in thj community and to insure they attend Sundaj school and sacrament meet- ings regularly. INFLUENCE How many in the Leth- bridge area are inactive LDS members'" he asked "Those who lost their need someone to have faith in thrm and to cpen the door If we have the Sprit of the Lord we can be a leal influence in- side and outside the church Lethbndge Stake President Bryce Strmgham also spoke briefly, stressing the r-hurch s tlTsra progiam fam 11 j home evening sessions and missionary outreach Conference music was pre- sented by a choir composed of 5th and 6th Ward mem- bers Dick Humphries was the conductor; Vivian Bissett vas the organist NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church in Cancdc 1402 S Ave N PASTOR. V. SCHORR 10 00 a IT School n on a m Wor- ship Service Provided) Vatican prison in use VATICAN CITY (Reuter) The Vatican's two-cell prison has been in use this week for the first time in years, hous- ing a telephone engineer ac- cused of stealing two valuable gold medals from the Pope's apartments It has been so long since the cells were last heved to be more than 40 years the Vatican recently decided to convert them into shops The theft is reported to have been discovered by a Vatican official who saw one of the medals for sale in a shop near St Peter's Basilica. Vatican sources said the en- gineer whose name was not icvealed. could either be tried m the Vatican and handed over to Italy for imprison- ment if found guilty, or be tried outside Vatican City. Lutheran pastor urges Bible smugglers stop By HUGH DAVIDSON London Observer The Bible, still the world's best seller, with a record dis- tribution of last y e a r in languages, is now being printed in greater numbers in Communist coun- tries In Eastern Eui-tpe where it was formerly ban- ned, according to the Nation- al Bible Society of Scotland. The society says that smugglers should not at- tempt to take Bibles into Communist countries be- cause the "front door" is opening more and more. Al- though Bible societies were closed down in a number of Eastern bloc countries, the situation had changed and Al- bania is now the only coun- try with no Bible activity In Communist Czechoslova- kia few scriptures had been published before the abortive liberalization of 1968, but since then nearly have been produced. In Romania, Bibles and New Testaments have been pro- duced for the Orthodox Church since 1967. PERMISSION Rev. Ulrich Fick, general secretary at the United Bible Societies the world fellow- ship of Bible societies and a pasior of the Lutheran Church in Germany, says that an increasing number of Communist authorities are giving permission for the scriptures to be printed and distributed in theor countries and are granting import li- cences for Bibles. Speaking in Edinburgh re- cently, he said that Bible work had increased threefold an Eastern Europe in the past five years. "The Iron Curtain is not completely closed any mere." The relaxation was part of the whole relaxation of the cold war. Militant atheists who tried to kill the Christian Church now accept an atmo- sphere in which the Christian Church is permitted to live. DANGEROUS "I would like to discourage Bible smugglers, who secrete perhaps 300 or 400 Bibles in their car and go into Eastern Europe without knowing where to take them. This is dangerous both to the smug- gler and to the persons who receive the Bibles." Mr. Fick, who is going to Bucharest next month to see the Patriarch of the Roman- ian Orthodox Church, said that distribution figures of the Bible were rising throughout the world, mainly due to the new translations. Mr. Fick said that the Hun- garian Council of Churches had formed a Bible council which is applying for mem- bership of the United Bible S o c i e ties. Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Poland all have Bible societies, he said. Presbyterian chief Rev. Clinton M. Marsh cf Orraha was elected Tues- day to head the 185th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church, USA He defeated four other candi- dates for the post moderator, including the Rev. Eugene Carson Biake, nationally known church figure and retired general secretary of the World Council of Churches Archbishop of Canterbury not be an Englishman 7'00 p m Evening Service EVERYONE CORDIALLY WELCOME 9th Ave and 16th St. S. Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G DEASLEY Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES 9 45 a m School for all ages 11-00 Service 7 00 p m Aev jDc Bartle. Missionary from Gmna Shoes will be shoun MIDWEEK SERVICES AS USUAL A Friendly Welcome Awaits You EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Avenue and Mayor Magisath Drive PASTOR-REV. H. J JOST-Phone 327-6113 10 00 a m School The Worship Service CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 7.00 Evening Service: "HOW CAN WE KNOW THE WAY' "A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL'' New Guinea missionary plans report Missionary work in New Guinea will highlight a sbde presentation Sunday in Leth- bridge Church of the Nazar- ene Neville Bartle. a medical laboratory technologist serv- ing with the Nazarene mis- sion in New Guinea, will screen the slides during a 7pm service Jlr. Bartle completed med- ical and Bible school training in New Zealand prior to en- gaging in missionary work. His wife is a missionary nurse. Church accepts Zuk resignation MORE THAN BILLIOV The American Bible Society, founded in 1816 to translate, publish and distribute the Scriptures, without doctrinal note or comment, in the first 155 years of its existence has distributed copies of Scripture. Of this amount were complete Bibles, testaments and the remainder individual Biblical books or se- lected passages GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) Rev. Michael Zuk's resignation j from the Spirit River pastoral charge has been accepted by the Peace River presbytery of the United Chuich. a presby- tery spokesman said last week The controversial Mr. Zuk, who was a candidate for the Revolutionary Political Move- ment in the last federal elec- tion, was released fijom the pastoral charge effective June 30 after his resignation was ac- cepted at a presbytery meeting here, the spokesman said Presbytery said it did not ac- cept as valid the protests list- ed by the minister in his letter of resignation April 20. Mr Zuk said in the letter his resigna- tion was a protest to the men- tal cruelty imposed on the lo- cal church He also said he was critical of the presbytery's "obsessive, compulsive, neurotic attach- mmalion of St Paul s United Church in Grande Prairie "to exterminate" his services from the prcsbyten The Peace River Presbytery's executive said Mr Zuk would net withdraw Ins letter and it had no alternative to accepting his resignation and forward it to the settlement committee of the church's Alberta Confer- ence The Spirit River charge has been declared vacant allowing the congregations to issue a call to another minister. may LONDON (CPi !he next archbishop of Canterbury may well be chosen from outside the Church of England, says an Anglican bishop. Bishop John Howe, in- troducing a report by the Angli- can consultative council, told a news conference that for the first time in history there now ar.e more Anglicans" outside the Church of England than within it Membership of the Anglican communion throughout the world is the highest on record, 65 4 million, and against all pre- dictions is growing at the rate cf 1.1 million persons a year, the report. The survey shows that the Anglican communion soon will be more black than white and envisages that by the end of the century Africa may be the world's dominant Christian con- tinent. Bishop Howe, who is secre- tary-general of the Anglican consultative council, said that apart from technicalities about the archbishop of Canterbury's constitutional position in Eng- land there was no reason why the present primate's successor should not be chosen from any one of the world's 27 Anglican branches. MAY SELECT WOMAN He also mentioned the possi- meat to the United Church Manual" and of the pressure tactics of presbytery aimed to appease and encour- age the agitators and interpret individuals in the who "dehberatelv Cremation sparks Jakarta quarrel By LESLIE MURPHY shocked by the suggestion, have bility of a woman being se- lected as a future archbishop. The present archbishop. Most Rev. Michael Ramsey, is due to retire in 1974. The ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood is one of the controversial items on the agenda for the next meeting of the consultative council in Dublin this summer. So far, re- ports from member churches indicate there is no theological reason why women should be barred. Bishop Howe said he was con- fident the Church of England is not fading away, but its role was changing as the Anglican communion grew in other coun- tries. The Church of England DO longer is regarded as the cen- trepiece but "first among equals An editorial in The Guardian noted that although the Angli- can report gave a number of 32 5 imllion persons in England claiming adherence to the Church of England, the latest figure for Easter communicants is only 1.8 million. KEY 73 OUTREACH: Citadel troops seeking souls JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reu- ter) Jakartas outspoken Governor Ali Sadikin has sparked controversy here by suggesting that Moslem dead should be cremated to ease the the manual to fit their case .'pressure for new burial Mr. Zuk also protested w list grounds he called the ''militant deter- i Moslem religious leaders, Martin Bros. Funeral Homes Ltd. (2nd GENERATION) Serving South Alberta for over half a century (1922-1972) Presents THE SUNDAY HOUR been quick to reject it. One prominent religious leader described cremation as a "great sin" and a noted Moslem scholar said no true ulama (re- ligious leader) would agree to it Islam teaches that man must return to the earth and bans he burning of bodies Sadikin, a blunt-talking mar- ine lieutenant-general, said that Jakarta's graveyards were al- ready overcrowled and new burial land was continually hav- ing to be found. Dramatizing his appeal, he said that unless the idea that the dead must be buried was changed immediately, in 50 to 60 years about 70 per cent of the city area would be taken up by the cemeteries. CITES MOSLEM TEXT The governor, himself a Mos- lem, suggested cremation as the obvious answer and, in a bid to cut off the inevitable religious opposition, said that according to Islamic teachings, the dead are not allowed to trouble the I living. The religious affairs minister. Prof. Kukti All, a Moslem j scholar, dipolmatically gested the idea should be dis-1 cussed along with other propos- als to overcome the shortage of burial space. Jakarta has 27 cemeteries which cover a total of some 600 acres, several of them in the central part of town in prime development areas. With a rattle of their tam- bourines, and a big boom- boom on their drum, Leth- bndge Salvation Army Cita- del soldiers will launch a week-long Key 73 preaching mission Monday. Soliciting the prayers of all Christians and inviting per- sons cf any faith to attend, the soldiers have joined ranks with several city congrega- tions for the campaign. Rev. and Mrs. Mel Israel- son of Lethbndge Pentecostal Tabernacle will provide music Monday evening. The speaker will be Captain Art. Oliver of Medicine Hat Sal- vation Army Corps. Tuesday, Rev. Robert Deasley of Lethbndge Church of the Nazarene is the speak- er. Nazarene members will provide gospel music. A sim- ilar schedule follows Wednes- day with Itev. Harold Jost of the Evangelical Free Church, Rev. Albert Baldeo of the Ccaldale United Cnurch on Thursday, and Rev. Daniel Goldsmith of the Alliance Church speaking Friday evening. Meetings commence at p.m. in the Lethbridge Cit- adel, corner 13th Street and 4th Avenue S. Corps officers, Major Thelma Corney and Major Joan Pierce explained the preaching mission is being conducted in conjunction with church ennirersary celebrations. T SOUTH5IDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720-21 Ave. S. Donald R. Giveni, Evangelist Sunday: Bible Study 10.00 a.m. Worship: 11.00 a.m. and p m. Wed: p.m. For information and Home Study Phone: 328-0972 or 328-0855 EVERYONE WELCOME BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH (North American Baptist General Conference) 329 79 Street North Pastor MANFRED TAUBENSEE Phone 328-2045 and English classes) p Worship Service 7-00 Service "We preach Christ the power and wisdom cf God" Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour every Sun- day night at p.m. over CHEC radio DEVIL IS ALIVE AND WELL" The Christian Reformed church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. North in the city Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially. BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th Street South a.m Service DEATH TO LIFE AGAIN" Speaker: Mr. Wm. Blacker Wednesday 8.00 Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here THE COLUMBIA BIBLE INSTIT UTE CHORLE CLEARBROOK, B.C. Director, RUDY BAERG Accompanist, CLARA THIESSEN SUNDAY, MAY 20th 9 30 to 10 A.M. AND 11-30 P M. to 12 MIDNIGHT CJOC-TV CHANNEL 7 THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avenuo South 703 13th Street North 2nd GENERATION FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSELLORS FOR PRE-ARRANGEMENTS (Authorized by Alberta Government Security Commission) 1202 3rd Ave. South A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH MINISTER -FAMILY SUNDAY SCHOOL LOVE" -CHINESE LANGUAGE SERVICE I KNOW THERE IS A DEVIL" Sunday, May 27th Flm "SOUND OF THE TRUMPET'' p.m. ;