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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Hell-fire content Christian warriors mounting campaign Hebrew scholar forecasts new religious forms NEW YORK A pipe-smoking historian is tak- ing over as head of one of Judaism's leading educational centres at a time in which he believes religious learning is attaining its greatest .with consequent upheavals in religious institutions. fact that religion is un- dergoing para- stems from the suc- cess of religious says Dr. Gerson D. who was installed Oct. 23 as chancellor and president of the Jewish Theological Semi- nary of America. With religious teaching of men's equality before God now being heard and taken people no longer ac- cept the social structures of churches and synagogues as instruments for the ossifica- tion of social BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 833 7th Street South 11.00 Service 7.30 THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD'S A. Bennett Wednesday Class A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH American Baptist General 329 19th Street North H 328-2045 and English 11-00 a Worship Service Service Preach Christ the Power and Wisdom of Church of the Nazarene South Uth St. Lethbridge Rev. R.6. Deaatoy 3274786 Aaatet. Paator-Lacry Spteer Phone 327-1156 School Worship Service Meeting St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818-5 Avenue South Minister Reverend L D. B A Organist W. Vender Kooy ALL THIS Church School-Kindergarten to Grade Six Nursery during Church hour followed by discussion UP- SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. and 10th ST. S. p.m. 9 a.m.. 12 noon___ ASSUMPTION 2405 12th AVE. S. p.m. SUNDAY 8 11 Folk Mass a.m. In Parish Hall In he said in an inter- success of the teaching is shaking up the in- which people too often mistakenly identify with religion itself. PREDICTS NEW FORMS going to see new re- ligious forms emerging. That's what the coming generation Dr. a history pro- fessor at Columbia University and at the adjacent seminary for the last is the fifth man to head the the chief centre of learning for conservative Judaism. Situated in a cluster of educational institutions in up- per it houses the country's largest Jewish li- and much of the coun- try's top Jewish scholarship. Dr. Cohen said that now that religious learning is gaining new a trend reflected in the rapid spread of religious courses in it inevitably has repercussions on religious institutions. many in- stitutional Judaism is going through the same agonies as Roman Catholicism and Prot- he said. change always involves grow- ing he similar transitions have happened in the past and while they caused strains and turmoil at the they brought new health to religion itself. In the emergencies both of Christianity and mod- ern rabbinic Judaism in- volved sharp breaks with older scriptural forms and in- situations. synagogue is not a biblical but a revo- lution against Biblical reli- he noting that the older biblical religion cated worship of God in one sacred intermediated by a sacred caste of with fixed ritual and sacri- fices at the Temple. synagogue is just the holding that the of God is to be worshipped by everyone through conver- affirmation and study of not confined to a priestly class. idea that every guy could worship God on an equal footing was unheard of. It was a democratic He said the first religious academies and houses of study chiefly the nature of synagogues came in the se- cond century BC after com- pletion of the Old Testament. was a post-biblical development not of the priests but of the he said. Church 1814 ISh SlMatfi wwn nwnOT Ftov. Q. K. B.A.. M.DIv. Director of Mr. D. Berry Wttertow L.T.C.L a.m. Sunday Church School Sunday Services QUESTION OF In THE CALL OF THE FIRST YOU ARE INVITED TO'WORSHIP WITH US wffMWv IHW 1203 4th AVE. S. SUNDAY a.m.-CJOC TRUTH That AND FALLEN MAN- WEDNESDAY 7-30 Moating READING ROOM Open p.m Sat. GIDEON BIBLES PLACID IN PMtONt Praying at The Wall Israeli women prayed this week at the Wailing Wall m thinking of the dead from recent fighting and of peace for Israel. -The Herald- Religion Court refuses priory appeal VICTORIA The British Columbia court of appeal has dismissed an appeal to unseat the prioress of the Society of the Love of Jesus. Two opposing one the other have been trying to settle Musicians meeting Plans for a possible Lethbridge chapter of the Royal Canadian College of Organists are to be discussed this evening at an 8 p.m. meeting in First Baptist 1614 5th Avenue S. church musicians and other interested persons are invited to attend says Barry Firsf Baptist music director. The college sponsors stu- dent scholarships com- petitions across in ad- dition to conducting ex- aminations exclusively in organ and choral training. their differences for years in and out of court. Last year Sister Mary Agnes a made application to quash the proceedings of a 1967 meeting at which Sister Leonette a was elected prioress of St. Mary's then headquarters of the society. Mr. Justice R A. Wooton dismissed this application. On Tuesday the court of appeal dismissed Sister Mary Agnes' appeal of Mr Justice Wooton's decision. Hugh lawyer for the traditionalist told the court the appeal action had become somewhat academic because the two factions separated in March. He said a court hearing over which side should control the society and its assets would be held in the future. Last the modern faction moved out of the St. Mary's Prior premises in about six miles north fl into a new home it had bought nearby. The traditional group Sister Mary Agnes and two other nuns remained in the staging a sit-in. By NOEL BUCHANAN Herald Staff Writer Gospel fervor is building in Southern Alberta churches with several immediate cam- paigns in or in the planning stage. The Campbell Reese Evangelistic Association will conduct an Operation Recon- ciliation meeting at p.m. Thursday In Wilson Junior High School auditorium. Ken Campbell is travelling across Canada conducting one-night rallies in 40 or 50 reports pastor Daniel Goldsmith of the Lethbridge Alliance Church. Mr. who has helped arrange the Campbell- Reese meeting said the program will also feature the Gospel a Men- nonite quartette from St. Ont. Operation Reconciliation has been described by Campbell-Reese supporters as opportunity for Canadian Christians to share a gracious witness to their neighbors and Independent Baptist Church is planning three evenings of evangelistic meetings Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 Rev. David Oldfield will preach at p.m. in Winston Churchill High School auditorium. a regular evangelistic rally is being conducted on the last Sunday of each month at Lethbridge Salvation Army Citadel. These 7 p.m. meetings strive to use a max- imum of city Christians in Pope John biography assembled VATICAN CITY The complex procedure to make the late Pope John XXIII a saint of the Roman Catholic Church is nearing the end of its first after eight years of painstaking investigation. Friar Antonio who as has been in charge of collecting the evidence in favor of Pope John's beatification and later told reporters he hopes to have all the necessary documentation by the end of the year. The amassed papers will fill 25 volumes of about 500 pages he and will include testimony from France's late president Charles de Gaulle and the former German Third Reich ambassador to Franz von Papen. Both men had close dealings with Pope who as Angelo Roncalli served as apostolic delegate in Istanbul and as apostolic nuncio in Paris before being elected Pope in 1958. Japanese Hutterites visit Wilson Colony By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor Masako Watanabe of the Owa Hutterite Colony in Japan sang a beautiful religious song for me this week at the Wilson Hutterite Colony 10 miles south of Coaldale. Miss Watanabe will live at the Wilson possibly for as long as a to learn English. This will help her translate Hutterite religious books when she returns to Japan. the Owa Hutterite Colony was started about one year ago. It is a colony of 13 people. They have a seven-acre farm which the Wilson Hutterian brethren helped them Kev. John Wurz of the Wilson leader of all Dariusleut colonies in this says the Japanese Hutterites their television sets and ear rings to pay for that place. That is what they will have to do here in Lethbridge too and then there won't be ao much greed and Miss Watanabe was attired in a typical Hutterite women's little changed from the costumes Hutterites wore during the great suffering and persecution in Europe 400 years ago. Kataumi here in also looked just like a Canadian except for his cap. The cap looked something like a sailor's cap. when here on his first visit. came took our said one of the brethren. they dress the same as Another visitor who flew in from Japan this week is Kat- sumi Tamura's Sumiko Tamura. Said Rev. Wurz of the Hutterian Brethren have to baptize these people. We have to bring them up and learn them the The three will be baptized at the Wilson colony they stay here for a couple of The Japanese trio is How long will they be on we asked the brethren. forefathers had them on for a said one young neatly ducking the question. Rev. Wurz came out of his combined study and bedroom with a well-worn book. It was a an original handwritten penned in 1669. The 72 years of age and never against their reUgion to make graven told how Rev. Icomi founder of the Japanese Hutterite had searched the world over for true Christian Rev. Izeki visited the collec- tive farms or kibbutx in Israel but wasn't satisfied these MM tnaa When he heard about the Hutterites in Canada he visited the Wilson brethren. He felt his eyes had been open- ed to the Christian way of all things in common. The address of his colony is New Hutterian Owa 1807 Kwobane- Hasu pref. The rock of the Hutterian Confession of Faith by Peter has been translated by Gan a professor in into Japanese. Other Hutterian books will be translated into and printed in Japanese. The Hutterites have also sponsored a colony in the Phillippines. DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 CENTRAL CHURCH Of CHRIST 42511tn St. S. J. R. Mlnlttar Mr. D. Organist AN 327-4774 Family Service 10.00 a.m service for adults S S Classes lor Evening Service p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME direct gospel outreach. A sports night theme has been chosen for the Nov. 25 rally. a broadening 1 base of churches is currently debating the merits of sup- porting a Lethbridge and Southern Alberta Crusade for Christ with Vancouver Terry Winter. 18 city and dis- trict churches were represented at an October crusade planning said Rev. Keith Churchill of First Baptist. There will definitely be a Terry Winter crusade here March 15 to 1974 said Mr. Churchill. Meetings are scheduled to be held in Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. Striving to encourage more crusade an enthusiastic Mr. Churchill has arranged another planning session Monday evening at 7 p.m. in his 1614 5th Ave. S. Support for the Terry Winter Crusade has already been expressed by Bethany First Bethel the Salvation Norbridge Community the Lakeview Mennonite and St. Andrew's Presbyterian all of Picture Butte Nazarene and Milk River United Church. According to a spring sur- vey by Lethbridge Ministerial most churches rejected a city-wide crusade. evangelist Mr. Winter called a meeting himself during a Key 73 visit in September and reported interest in a crusade was then expressed by a cross-section of 40 clergy and laymen. According to Mr. the larger crusade fas arisen from interest and concern by both clergy and laymen in the area. But several evangelistic congregations are known to be divided in their support of a campaign. Some state they have their own on-going out- reach programs to concentrate while others ponder whether or not Mr. Winter spouts enough content in his messages. In conjunction with the Terry Winter a layman's training program of several weeks duration will help equip Christians for on- going personal ministry. __ Society films screening in South Films and a progress report on the international ministry of the Canadian Bible Society will be presented at several Southern Alberta Christian meetings this weekend. Rev. Randy district secretary from will participate Sunday at a.m. worship in Raymond United Church and 11 a.m. in Coaldale United. The same Mr. Mohr will address an ecumenical service at 7 p.m in Coaldale Mennonite Church. Highlighting this program will be a film about the translation of Christian scriptures into the Eskimo- Copper dialect of the Western Arctic. Tuesday at p.m. Mr. Mohr will introduce a film about Bible translation work in India to a meeting at Bethany Baptist Church. The public is invited to these meetings. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Avefand 13th St. 8. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor REV. T. W. ROYCROFT Service Service THE SALVATION ARMY 13024th AvenueS Corps Officers MAJORS THELMA M JOAN M PIERCE a.m. Sunday School a.m. Family Worship Service Study _WE INVITE YOU TO MAKETHEARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME NEW HOPE CENTRE 1501 6th 3. 329-3011 A CHARISMATIC COMMUNICATION CENTRE JESUS PARTY p.m. This Saturday Free Nov. 3 at p.m. Free and Praise and Worship Pastor Hazell Preaches More Liberating Truth from Gods World THOU WITH US AND WE WILL DO THEE TIM Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 I Ave. N. D.E. SIPE 11-00 Special Remem- brance Day Service WE FOR- answers the poal- tlvo CAN WE RE- 7-00 DO I CON- QUER Biblical .EVERYONE CORDIALLY WELCOME. Independent Baptist Church Evangelistic Nov. and Dee. Nightly Sir Wlneton Churchill High Rev. David OMfMd Speaking New Mondays at p.m. 1714-14 Listen'CHEC p.m. Sundays EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH MV. H. J. PMM H7.fi II Sunday School a.m.-Worshlp Service Rev. Ron Allen of World Vision The Youth Hn Charge Special THE PRESENCE OF MINE _ -A CORDIAL NVT ;