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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Mty THE LETHtRIDOE HERALD -11 BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS Service p BIRTH OF THE A GIFT OF Mr. Wm. Blacker 8 a.m. Bible Class A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH 1202-3rd A D Ptilor a.m. Family Sunday School p.m. Chinese Alliance Services J. Chuang 7 Solos Duets instrumental by Alliance Youth Gerry Regina Bethlen Presbyterian Church 1014-1WH North Mintotw Htv. M.th. Orgcnltt-Mtu Vlvlin Toth English Worship a.m. Hungarian Worship a.m. Sunday School a.m. St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818-5 Avenue South Minister Rev l_ D Hankmson B A Organist Mr W Vander Kooy 11 00 a HOLY SPIRIT AND THE Sacrament of Holy Communion Church School. All Classes from Kinder- garten to Grade Six. Nursery Available 7-00 MINISTRY OF THE NEW HOPE CENTRE 1505 6th Avenue South Phone 329-3011 SATURDAY p m TARBELL OF OPERATION MOBILIZATION WITH SOUND VISION PLUS USUAL JESUS PARTY SUNDAY 11-00 a.m. WORSHIP AND EVANGELISM WEDNESDAY p PASTOR JOHN CARR OF SCOTLAND DON'T MISS KING'S MEXICAN GOSPEL TEAM THURSDAY and MAY 30 and 31 at P.M. FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF NfcW HOPE IS FOR YOU THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator RIGHT REV N BRUCE Toronto President of Conference Rev A Chairman of Presbytery Rev T Medicine Hat SOUTHMINSTER 4th A and 11th St. S. REV KENNETH MORRIS B Sc BO MR WILLIAM CALDERWOOD M A. DIRECTOR OF MUSIC-Mr Wilfred Woolhouse ORGANIST EMERITUS-Mr A K Rutland 11 00 a NEW AND THE Rev. A T. King WHO TOUGHEST EARTH WITH Church School m all Depts. at a.m. Nursery available McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave and 24th St S MINISTER REV. BLAKE ANDERSON Choir Mr H. Van Egteren MRS. C. GREENE MAY 26th 11 00 a.m Worship Music Hundred Per Cent Chance of Ram Chancel CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 9 30 a m -Junior Department and Intermediate Department 11 00 a m -Kindergarten t ana D Primary Department 2 and Nursery for tiny tots is available at the service FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner ot 5th Avenue end 13th Street North MINISTER REV KEN JORDAN B A B D Director of Music MRS DOROTHY GLOCK ATfH RMT MAY 26th 11.00 Worship Mr. W. Jackson Preaching 11 00 a School Awards 1-00 p.m School Picnic at Henderson Lake MIDWEEK GROUPS CUBS Monday at p.m Monday at 4 30 p m 'C G I.T Tuesday at 7-00 p.m. Tuesday at 7.00 p.m. Wednesday at p.m. _________ SOUTHERN ALBERTA JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH Comer of tin Ave. Attn street North Minister. Rev Ben Murata DO MAY 26th 11'00 a Sunday School TABER CONGREGATION 2 00 p m Japanese Service MR. Z. SHIMBASHI Scandal shaking Armstrong church By CHARLES FOLEY London Observer LOS ANGELES A million palace of the described by its begetters as comparable in heroic proportion and classic dignity to ancient Greek has opened its doors in Calif. It is the crowning glory of one of the most successful and wealthy of the golden state's proliferating the Worldwide Church of God. founded and controlled by Herbert W. and his Garner Ted No expense has been spared m the attempt to make this new concert hall on the Armstrongs' affluent Ambassador College campus the most opulent in California Its walls are coated with Turkish and Persian rose its gold silk velour curtains and deep violet carpeting match in florid splendour the Brazilian rosewood the polished the enormous triple-tiered crystal the 26 72-foot tall quartz pillars all buildings in North say the sponsors in a lavish are none that exceed its mangificence in patient craftsmanship and felicitous But all this has done nothing to quell the scandal and internal strife which have plagued the Worldwide Church of God for months the millions expended on WCG's new Taj Mahal for the arts have only increased the anger of dissidents within the who charge that while Armstrong senior is squandering the faithful's hard-earned cash on DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES a continuing memorial Phone 327-S322 or 327-2735 PLACED IN PRISONS HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH Forestry Ave. 1000 a School Japanese Sermon REV N KASAGI CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4th AVE S SUNDAY 8 15 CJOC The TRUTH That 9 30 a m School 11 00 am AND BODY' Wednesday 7 30 p m Meeting READING ROOM Open Noon 2 00 p m Tues Thurs__Sat CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 11th St. t. J H. Minister MR D Organist AN 327-4774 Family Service 10-00 a m service lor adults S S Classes for EVERYBODY WELCOME his the 44-year-old Garner is whooping it up with airline hostesses. Accused Garner Ted married and the father of is accused by other WCG ministers of immoral over several during which he has been preaching the Church's rigorous Old Testament morality on his weekly programme carried by some 400 radio and 99 television stations in the United Canada and elsewhere. II is not the first time that Armstrong heir apparent to the WCG has faced such he was officially and relieved of his duties as vice- president of the Church and vice-chancellor of Ambassador College His radio show was replaced by 10 year old tapes made by his and his name removed from the masthead of WCG's Plain Truth which is mailed to over three million people each month Armstrong senior revealed that Garner Ted was indeed the bonds of but his exile turned out to be brief Revenues dropped without benefit of his television salesmanship The faithful were warned that the Church faced a financial crisis Garner Ted ackqnowledged a transgression his church and the wife God gave me Declared he was restored to his old posts and within seven months Herbert had named him his But what one of the dissidents refers to as returned according to ex-WCG minister John who has since broken away to form his own church Mitchell openly complained of Armstrong junior's behaviour in a newsletter to his the apparently being Garner Ted's friendship with an air stewardess who accompanied him on college- leased private jet planes in his travels about the country. Lost confidence Garner Ted's response was to call his critics Exposing someone else's sins was not a loving thing to he wrote in Good a WCG magazine. don't need to know about anyone's he especially if that caused people to lose confidence in their God's very ordained No less distressing to the Armstrongs was a lengthy letter sent to thousands of WCG members explaining why six ministers of the Church have resigned since last December Its Alfred was formerly director of ministers for the Western United and he was voicing the thoughts of many of the brethren in complaining that Pilgrimage monks on a journey. Buddhist bows every third step they having to subject their families to sub-standard living in order to maintain the Armstrongs in their affluent life-style The Worldwide Church is supported by a multiple tithing system based on Judaic doctrine which may take up to 30 per cent of a member's earnings. Each WCG follower is expected to three i e of his income a year the first for church the second for personal religious obligations such as travel expenses to annual church and the collected every' On 40 donated acres OTTER Ore. A young American Bud- dhist monk is journeying up the Pacific dropping to his knees every third step and touching his forehead to the ground in a bow Behind trudges a second monk carrying a heavy pack and pulling a cart loaded with equipment He doesn't but he has pledged to support the other on a trip from San Francisco to Mar- Wash The Buddhists hope to set up a monastery at Marblemount three for and On top of from time to Herbert Armstrong has invited the brethren to borrow from banks to tide WCG over apparent financial troubles. Computers monitor the and cheaters may be sentenced to pay double tithes in perpetuity WCG was founded in 1934 by Herbert a Quaker and salesman turned preacher Its first name was Radio Church ol and its stock in trade was the imminence of the about which Garner' Ted still harangues his nation- wide TV audience today Eyes will bodies cities vanish m the coming nuclear day of judgment most recently predicted for 7 July 1972 While awaiting this the Armstrongs dispense hard-line solutions for America's social with special emphasis on sexual morality Divorce and remarriage are and WCG considers anyone who marries while a first spouse is still alive to be living in sin. The Mr. Armstrong has is external Yet or perhaps because such high aims and high WCG has flourished Membership is relatively small but the Church and college enjoyed a combined income of million last several times that of Billy Graham's evangelistic association It has some 200 churches and colleges around the including in Britain a million campus at Bncket near St. and churches in Leeds and elsewhere. At the heart of the WCG faith is the conviction that Anglo-Saxo'n Americans are descended from the Lost Tribes of and therefore heirs to the riches promised in the Bible to the sons of Abraham. As they follow Mosaic dietary keep a Saturday celebrate not Easter or Christmas. They left San Francisco last Oct 14 and hope to reach Marblemount by late sum- mer. They cover about six miles a day. The monk who bows is Heng formerly Tim Testu of Seattle. He says the trip to Marblemount was inspired by Shu a monk who bowed his way across China in a three-year pilgrimage at the turn of the century. His Heng David Bernstein of Rhode Island before he became a pulls the sets up camp and prepares their one meal a day Both are ve- getarians Heng Ju estimates he will have bowed between and one million times by the time he gets to 75 miles northeast of Seattle in Washington's Cascade Mountains Sunday decrease 'not bad' TORONTO Rt Rev N. Bruce moderator of the United Church of says the substantial decrease in Sunday school attendance in Canada during the last 10 years is a bad thing. He said in a weekend inter- view the decline merely proves that -'the way we did it in the past is not relevant The moderator said that sending children off to attend Sunday school in a church basement while their parents worship elsewhere might have done more harm than good Jesus have .kicked the children he asked. He said the church is encouraging 'children more and more to come with their parents and stay through church with BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH Baptist Gentrtl 329-19th Street North H 328-2045 and English Worship Service Gospel Service preach Christ the Power and the Wisdom of LAKEY1EW MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH PMtor MM. Hwiry UMMI MMM School RATHER THAN Also Baptismal Service Presentation Plus Message by Pastor Unrau on SPOTS IN the Lord is Loved People Chufch Minister Rev G K B A M Oiff. Director of Music Mr D Barry Waterlow LT.C a m Church School MY CHURCH AND MY Service conducted by the Laity 3-00 Sacred Music Recital Evening Service at First Baptist Pmcher Creek Bus will leave church at 5-30 p.m ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Lethbridge Independent Baptist Church Interested in Pure Bible In What Christ Has For Meet With Us Around God's Word MONDAYS at p.m. 1714- 14th Ave. South LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR M. L. ISRAELSON 520 7th Street South Home of the Sunthine Evangel Hour Litten nvtrr Sunday 10.30 p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C a School for all a Worship OR 7 00 p SERVICE 700 p m and Bible Study 6.30 p m People's Service A hearty invitation is extended to all and a warm welcome awaits you BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Morning Service Baby Sitting Service Evening Service Baby Sitting Service 00 LUTHERAN CHURCHES CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHUR3H 12th Strut 327-0709 HAROLD MARTIN 9 45 a m School am Hour Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 11 in and 24th South Phone 328-3445 321-151B a m School 11 00 am Sunday Worship Fellowship Coffee Hour 12-30 Meeting EVERYONE WELCOME IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th AvMim and 11th Street South PAUL KOESTER 327-4336. School and Bible Class 11.00 am Service with Holy Communion p m Youth Rally Listen to the Lutheran Hour am ___________________CFAC Calgary I WHY 1 CANT WE SEE A THE BIBLE YOU'VE GOT TO BE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21M 8. Donald R Givens Evangelist Bible Study 10 a m 11am and 6pm 7 30 p m For IntomMtton and Study 32I-M72 or 33I-OI5S EVERYONE WELCOME ;