Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
S - THE OTHBRIDOI HIRA1D - Saturday, May 23, 1970 Expo's Christian Pavilion Answer To Some Critics By DAVID POLING TpXPO '70 is a fun world's fair. The color and music is matched by the precise layout and surprising skill in moving large numbers of people - for if Japan is crowded, Osaka has become almost a cosmic traffic jam. Out of essential confusion has come a supreme effort for order and entertainment. Expo '70 is really a successful trade show to demonstrate to the world the advance of Japanese skill and technology and ingenuity. For the Christian community it is a place to witness its unity and oneness. For this visitor, the Church has made a good accounting of its life in Japan and what it expects to do in the years ahead. First of all, the Christian Pavilion is an answer to some of the critics of Christianity in Japan. Not long ago the distinguished Buddhist scholar, Nishitani Keiji, said to his Japanese friends: "Christians are not justified in exporting their divisions to Japan. Why can't the Church in Japan set an example to the rest of the world by being broad enough to transcend the problem of a divided Christianity?" The Christian Pavilion stands as a landmark of co-operation and planning. It unites the efforts of Protestants and Catholics who shared in the construction costs and established the framework for music and worship that is a vital part of it. Actually, Catholics and Protestants have an outstanding story Qualified Endorsement Of The Pill 'Avid Kirk' Reluctant EDINBURGH (CP) - The Church of Scotland has given a reluctant and qualified endorsement of the use of "the contraceptive pill by some unmarried women. The general assembly of John Knox's 'auld kirk" agonized over the issue Wednesday and finally favored use of the pill by single 'promiscuous" women for whom there is no hope of becoming chaste. The elders at their annual general assembly adopted a report of the moral welfare committee which specified carefully that the pill should be endorsed Inflation Policy Rapped By UC TORONTO (CP) - An official with the United Church of Canada Tuesday criticized the federal government's policy on inflation as 'cynically damaging those who are already the most weak.' Rev. Charles Forsyth, secretary of the church's board of evangelism and social service, told a public discussion that the government is using an inadequate weapon against inflation. "The government is guilty of a quite inexcusable injustice by refusing to protect-and compensate-those who were bound to suffer most from the present policies, and who are least able to survive the punishment," �aid Mr. Forsyth, one of four panelists. He drew support from Jerome Diamond, executive director of the Jewish Family and Child Service of Metropolitan Toronto, who compared the government to a "con artist." This was shown, he said by "the attempt to convince the Canadian family that a little bit o f unemployment, carefully staged, in someone else's family of course, will be good in the CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11th St. s. Mrt Penny Dodd, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday School-10:00 a.m. Morning Worship-11:00 a.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME long run for all the families in the community." Mr. Diamond called for "first aid stations" to help families handle the social impact of unemployment. But Prof. Ed Neufeld, an economist at the University of Toronto, said working Canadians do not care enough about unemployment to force government action to reduce it. only for women already promiscuous, who refused all help and guidance and who might otherwise bring unwanted babies into the world. At a session so packed' that 100 church commissioners had to stand at the back of hall, several ministers tried to haye the section on 'the pill and the unmarried" dropped from the committee's report. Lord Thomson's Scotsman newspaper was critical today of the committee's proposal to confine the pill to the promiscuous woman. "Of course, the answer is that the unmarried should be chaste," it says. 'But since promiscuous girls will lapse from that standard, would it be fair to protect the one and not the other from the risk of pregnancy? 'The committee might be accused of being more lenient to the habitual offender than the occasional one. They mean well; their views make good sense socially; but they have mixed up expediency and morals and so produced considerable confusion." Ministers Who Left Church Return In Growing Numbers TORONTO (CP) - Many United Church ministers who left the church for secular work are returning to the ministry, the United Church Observer says in its latest issue. Seven of 17 ordained men seeking admission to the ministry recently were former United Church ministers, the article says. It also notes a reversal in the flow of Canadian ministers to the United States. The church is receiving many applications from U.S. ministers. "The number of persons leaving the church increased for a few years, roughly 1965 through 1967," said Rev. J. Homer Dean, secretary of the United Church personnel committee. "By 1968 the increase had ceased. Now the trend is seem-1 ingly to return to the ministry. Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509.29th Street So. Pastor, Rev. Henry Loewen 10:00 a.m.-Bible Study Hour 11:00 a.m.-Worship 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 7:30 p.m.-"PRESENT DAY EVENTS, THEIR BIBLE MEANING" Speaker-Mr. W. Pickford Thursday, 8:00 p.m.-Bible Class A Great Welcome Await* You Hera Individuals find that the ministry is really their profession/' Despite this trend among former ministers, the number of ministry candidates is declining. There were 204 more ministers in the United Church in 1968 than in 1969 and the number of ministry candidates dropped from 668 to 280 in that time. RC Membership Declines In US. NEW YORK (AP) - Roman Catholicism in the United States last year experienced Its first decline in membership in this century, a statistical summary showed this week. The new total is 47,872,089, a decrease of 1,149 members from the year before. The decline parallelled similar downturns in several major Protestant denominations. The 7,872,-089 Roman Catholics constitute 23.5 per cent of the total U.S. population. of good relations in Japan and should not be judged by the tiny, divisive groups that splinter and die out in every religious landscape. The second point that comes through powerfully at the Christian Pavilion is the solid participation of the Vatican. In many guidebooks to Expo '70, the Vatican is listed as having a separate exhibit. A closer reading reveals that Vatican City accepted the invitation to be part of Expo '70 and then decided to be part of the united effort represented in the Christian community of Japan. Cynics say that the money squeeze forced Rome into a co-operative mood. Whatever the forces at work, the achievement of one Christian Pavilion is something new and quite inspiring. In the lower level of the pavilion is a loan from the Vatican treasure chest - two Raphael tapestries, "The Savior With His Apostles" and "St. Paul Preaching in Athens." On the main floor is a contemporary chapel that is constantly filled with visitors who tt the opportunity of rest, worship and the marvel of listening to a bamboo pipe organ. The crowds which steadily flowed through the pavilion were mostly Japanese and mainly under 21. The religious scene is ter ribly exciting in Japan. The contact among the major religion - especially between Buddhists, the followers of Shinto, and Christianity has been honest and fruitful. Japan has experienced an amazing growth of "new" religions - most, however, offshoots of Buddhism. Of these, Risshok-seikai claims nearly 3 million members. Its founder, Niwano Nikkyo, was a special guest at Vatican II. His attitude toward the Christian faith is represent ative of many in Japan: "Japan is known as a land of syncretistic religions. Pure Christianity may find it difficult to propagate. I should like to state my conviction that Christianity in Japan, in the sense that it identifies itself as a Christianity for a new human race, should qualify as a pilot and a pioneer ... I, for one, from the heart, pray that it may be successful, grow and prosper." (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Church Doors Closed Till Troops Withdraw LOS ANGELES (AP) - The large bronze, doors of St. John's Episcopal Chur c h were closed on Monday and will remain shut unitl United States military forces are withdrawn from Southeast Asia. The closing was done ceremoniously during the morning service last Sunday by Rev. E. Lawrence Carter. Parishioners will use smaller side doors. LETHBRIDGE BUDDHIST CHURCH 1303 13th Street North REVEREND S. KOSAKA REVEREND O. FU.'IKAWA Sunday School-10:30 a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints .,,, .... . . . Priesthood 1912 10th Avenue South Meeting Ist, Ward ............................... 8:30 a.m. ............................... 9:00 a.m. 4th Ward................................ 8:00 am# 2808 28th Street South N University Ward ........................ 9:00 a.m. S,h, %!,nH* '* ond M,d Sf��� North 2nd Ward ............................... 8:00 a.m. Ward ............................... 9:00 a.m. �* Ward ............................... 10:00 a.m. Elders ................................. 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Sacrament Service 3:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.nu 12:30 p.m. St. Andrew's WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT POLLUTION? Listen this Sunday to the Christian Science Radio Series for some interesting insights on this question. Ift on 4 Alberta station*! 8.15 a.m.-CJOC-1220.KC 7:45 o.m.-CHQR-810 KC 9:00 a.m.-CHQT-1110 KC 9:45 o.m.-CHAT-1270 KC THE DID>C SPEAKS Dibit TO YOU CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 1203 4H� At*. 1 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 11 a.m. TESTIMONIAL MEETING Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. READING ROOM Open Toes., Thurs. and Sat. except holidays. Noon - 2 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South Minister: REVEREND I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. Director of Music-A. G. BARTER, F.T.C.L., A R C T REFORMED CHURCH (Reformed Church in America) 1505 6th Avenue South COME TO WORSHIP 11:00 a.m.-Service at St. Andrew's "SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR" 7:00 p.m.-Service in Hope Reformed Church "CHRIST CAME TO SAVE WHO?" Church School for all ages - 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. DEPART TO SERVE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Paiton REV. R. DEASIEY 9th Avenue and 16th Street South 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School Hour 1 00 a.m.-Morning Worship Service 00 p.m.-Evening Service CHURCH OF CHRIST 3720-21st Ave. S. SUNDAY 10:00 a.m.-Bible Study 11:00 a.m.-Worship 6:00 p.m.-Evening Worship WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Bible Study JOE CORIEY - Minister Phone 328-5781 EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Maarath Dr. Phone 327-6113 Poslon REV. H. J. JOST 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-"THE BLESSING OP UNITY" (7:30 p.m.--"A LOST SONG" A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! 10:30 a.m.-Morning Service "A USELESS FAITH" (Nursery and Pre-School all times) 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service "WHY CHURCH?" RN on duty at vtUianMChunk THE CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE E 1202 3rd Avenue South Phone 327-2996 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. - Bible Study and Prayer. For Inspiration Dial-A-Thot 327-4581 327-4581 Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 4le 12th Street Sooth - rhene 917-0709 REV. t ft. MOODY. S.A., ID. 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School-11:00 a.m. Morning Worship IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Sehoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Res. 8:45 a.m.-Matins 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School and Bible Classes 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 11th Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service Communion First Sunday Each Month Listen to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday 7:30 a.m. CFAC Calgary mi LETHBRIDGE = PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR S20 7th Street South 9:55 a.m.-Sunday School with classes for all ages TRANSPORTATION PHONE NUMBER 327-4112 or 328-3621 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Service 7:00 p.m.-Service of Evangelism 10:30 p.m.-Listen to: "THE SUNSHINE EVANGEL HOUR". CJOC 1220 K.C. Wednesday 8:00 p.m. - Prayer and Bible Study Friday 7:30 "THE MARTYRDOM OF REV. JAY TUCKER." This is a film depicting the death of one of our Pentecostal Missionaries who suffered a brutal death at the hands of natives of the Belgium Congo. Prayer for the sick up request.-Jas. 5:14 "A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU" FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT TWO LOCATIONS Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist and Choir, Director, Marilyn Sinclair, A.R.C.T, R.M.T. 1402 8th Avenue N. 0:30 a.m.-Church School 1614 5th Avenue S. 9:45 a.m.-Church School 11:00 a.m.-"THE STRANGE LAW OF SACRIFICE" Rev. Easter preaching Mr. Allan A. Collins of the Gideons will 7:00 p.m.-"WHAT WILL I DO WITH JESUS?" Rev. Easter preaching Wednesday 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.-The Mid-Week Service EVERYONE WELCOME CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION - -HEALING - MIRACLES fatten Rev. T. W. Reycreft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. . 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:15 a.m.-Morning Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service GOSPEL CHAPEL 907 9th St. South SUNDAY SERVICES 9:30 a.m.-Breaking of Bread 11:00 a.m.-Family Bible Hour and Sunday School Wednesday-8:00 p.m.-Prayer and Bible Study ALL ARE WARMLY WELCOME Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church 2nd Ave. A and 18th St. N. IV. JOHN VRIIND. PASHM SUNDAY, MAY 24th 10:00 a.m.-"THE WORLD AFTER PENTECOST" 7:00 p.m.-"THE FELLOWSHIP FUNCTIONS" THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Comer 4th Avenue and 11th Street South Recton Rev. R. L. Crlsfield, B.A., B.D. Choirmaster and Orgonlsti B. O. Barrow, A.T.CJA. 9:00 a.m.-Holy Communion (Said) 11:00 a.m.-Morning Prayer (Nursery Provided) Members of the Order of Eastern Star attending. All departments of Sunday School. 12:00 noon-Fellowship Coffee Hour MISSION HALL 8:00 a.m.-Holy Communion 11:00 a.m.-Sunday School MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, May 28th at 9:30 a.m.-Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN e.S RECTORi The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A.. l.Th. FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY 7:30 a.m.-Mattins 8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.-Church School 10:55 a.m.-Nursery in Hall 11:00 a.m.-Sung Eucharist 6:30 p.m.--Evensong_ Wednesday - St Bede - 7:00 p.m. - Eucharist Thursday - Festival of the Holy Eucharist - 9:30 a.m. Eucharist Saturday - St. Joan - 7:30 p.m. - Preparation lor Parish Eucharist THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator! DR. ROBERT B. McCLURE. MD, PRCS FRED HOLBERTON, Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV. I. BRIAN JONES, lethbridge Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery S0UTHMINSTER 4th Ave.and 11th St. S. MINISTERS* R. W. K. EUIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Directon Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritusi Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1970 TRINITY SUNDAY 11:00 a.m.-"STRENGTH THROUGH GENTILITY" CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS MUSIC: YOUTH CHOIR: "Somebody's Knocking at your Door." "Were You There?" SENIOR CHOIR: "Gracious Lord of all our _being."-Bach_ McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast lethbridge from 15th Ave. and 24th St. S. Minltten Rev. I. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Directon Mr. P. H. Ward Organlsh Mr. J. E. Longford SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1970 11:00 a.m.-Dedication to Missions. Sunday Mission Pageant - Jr. A. Dept. of Sunday SchooL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 9:30 a.m.-Jr. A, Jr. B, Intermediate Depts. 11:00 a.m.-Nursery Kindergarten and Primary Deptt. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Listen for it on CJOC weekdays at 12:08 noon by L. Brian Jones. EVERYONE WELCOME ~~ FIRST UNITED CHURCH (NORTH) LETHBRIDGE Minister: REV. R. E, (Ted) ESKDAIE STUDENT ASST.i MR. WIUIAM C. TESKEY Choir Director, MR. H. VAN EGTEREN Organlsh MRS. J. I. (LOIS) LEES SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1970 "BIBLE SUNDAY" 11:00 a.m.-Sunday School Promotions Bible Presentations Special Award Sunday Presentation of Religion In Life Badges to Cubs and Scouts. 11th Leth. Troop. Also "U.C.W." Special Ceremony. 7:00 p.m.-Explorer and C.G.I.T. Graduation Ceremony, conducted by the Leaders and Girls of the groups. 9:15 a.m.<-Sunday School For Intermediates and Seniors Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Beginners and Primary Dept. Nursery Facilities Available A CITY CHURCH WITH A RURAL WELCOME!