Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
g THt LETHBR1DGB HERAtD Saturday, November 21, 1570 of the people bring youth response ll.v DAVID POLING "A growing number of people believe that religion is losing its influence on American life, according to the most recent claW available from the Ameri- can Institute of Public Opinion, Princeton, N.J." This state- ment comes from the "Year- book of American published annually since 1814 and the most authoritative watchdog on church statistics. The book carries pages of re- ports on finance, membership, personnel and programs o! most of the religious groups in Ito land. This material is not generally read by those beyond denominational execut i v e s, church officials and prying so- ciologists. Yet some fascinat- ing trends can be studied and the direction of organized reli- gion rather carefully charted. On this whole discussion of "religious the year- book adds these thoughts, "Twelve years ago, in 1957 only 14 per cent of all per- sons interviewed thought re- ligion was losing ground in U.S. society. In 1968 (the year of most complete statis- tics) the figure was 67 per cent." CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 17lh St. S. Mr. D. Maisey, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME That is quite a turn around on -anybody's chart and year- book editors suggest four rea- sons unearthed in the public opinion samplings: Young people are losing interest in formal religion; oth- er innuences are becoming More meaningful. Growing crime, immortal- ity and violence. Materialistic distractions. The Church is not playing its proper role. (Some say it is not keeping up with the times, but as many more say it is too involved in social and political issues.) Some additional observations made by those sampled: Young people from 19-21 were most pessimistic about the church scene. Church members shared tie above four points as much as nonmembers. Opin- ion was universal. Billy Graham described as most dangerous force ATLANTA, Ga. CAP) A leading black clergyman de- scribed evangelist Billy Graham Wednesday as "one of the most dangerous forces IB the country and said the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would hava changed his advocacy of complete non-violence if he had lived. Eev. J. Metz Kollins Jr., exec- utive director of the National Committee of Black Church- men, said Graham is dangerous because he has come to epito- mize the "white establishment which Rollins said is becoming an increasing force in the oppression of blacks. Graham, said Rollins, "puts the country above people and and lends the support of the church to a political ad- ministration which he said is determined to suppress the CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner ilh Ave. and 13th St. S. Service 7'00 p m Service Service (Nursery and Pre-School RN on duty at all times) Servica move for the black liberation. He was referring to the Nixon administration. Bishops against abortions WASHINGTON (AP) Roman Catholic bishops in She Unite! States reaffirmed Wednesday their unyielding stand against abortions, declar- ing for the first time that mor- ally they are murder. The vote of the National Con- ference of Catholic Bishops was 224 to 8. The bishops' statement, di- rected at the medical field, said: "We remind Catholic physi- cians and nurses that regardless of changing laws direct abortion is always morally wrong. Catho- lic hospitals and ttu-ir staffs must witness to the sanctity of life by respecting and defending human life, before birth as well as afterward. "Abortion Is unjust destruc- tion of a human life and mor- ally that is the state- ment said. Bombs kill bomber LISBON, Porugal (AP) Bombs went off early today at a training school for political po- lice and at the American cul- tural centre, killing the bomber at the police school and slightly injuring four Portuguese in front of the U.S. office. 1202 3rd Avwwi S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Mlniiler 10 SCHOOl HOME MISSIONS SUNDAY 11 c.m, and 7 p.m. REV. GRANT HASTIE-Wimborne, Alto. JANZ TEAM SINGERS WEDNESDAY NOV. 25 St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenua Soolh Hope REFORMED CHURCH (Reformed Church in America) 1505 4th, Avenue South Minister REVEREND I. 0. HANKINSON, Organist W. Van der Kooy in St, Andrew's COME TO "FHECIPITATOR PARTICIPATOR" in Hope Reformed WORSHIP -A NEW HORIZON" Church School: All classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church tour also. DEPART TO SERVE LETHBRIDGE STAKE QUARTERLY CONFERENCE The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 and 22, 1970 Elder Theodore M. Burton, assistant to the Quorum of the twelve Apostles, presiding of all sessions. Saturday Nov. 21st: (To bo held in tho North lefhbridge Church) 4-6 p.m. Meeting for Stoke Presidency, High Council, Bishops, and Mefchizedek Priesthood Quorum Presidents. 7-9 p.m. leadership Meeting (For oil Stoke ond Ward Leaders, Officers and Tenchors oil ethers are invited.) Sunday Nov 22nd: (To be held In the Ulhbrldge Exhibition Pavilion) 10 a.m. General Session of Conference. ALL ARE WELCOME The trends described point io serious trouble for the insti- tutional church which desper- ately ntMsis young people to carry on the work and tradi- tions of the Faith. But we shall make a colossal error in judg- ment here if we think that re- ligious influence of institutions is the same as religious inter- est and pursuit people. They may be going in different di- rections; the results may be manifest in unusual and excit- ing ways as tradtioa yields to innovation and inspiration. Take the building thing. For the last five years uew church construction has hit around billion a year. That kind of money does not come from the bishop's purse or the board of deacon's treasury. It comes from the people who ride the bus to work, harvest the wheat and assemble the washing ma- chines. Many thousands of families, when forced to decide between the building of a home or the construction of a cathe- dral, will in good sense look after the family. The crush of taxes, inflation and health care have finally forced a decision that means charity starts at home. On the other hand, you have a whole new breed of clergy that wants to build a fellow- ship of people, with or without bell tower. They know that bricks and stained glass and air-conditioned chapels are not what finally enlarges the Faith or extends the mission of Christ in the world. As this leadership takes hold across the country, young people will respond in new ways but will hardly pour their energy into old mortgages or new religious pentagons. A good case can be made for a substantial increase in reli- gious influence in the whole world. What we are seeing is not a decline in religion but a diffusion and this will bring hope and joy to millions of peo- ple who had never before been touched by the worn, tired pro- grams of organized churches. (Newspaper Enterprise ASSH.) Dictatorship in U.S. predicted by evangelist LONDON (Eeuter) Ameri- can evangelist Billy Graham predicted hers that the United States will become a dictator- ship unless there is a religious revival in tie next decade. He told British parliamentar- ians, clergymen and industrial- ists at a private breakfast here: "The Baited States is heading straight into the arms of a dic- tatorship unless tha revival ex- pands." He also warned that the world is heading toward racial suicide and the greatest war in history. Imports of musical instru- ments and accessories Into the United States in 1989 totalled million. L iYes. Generations of I Christian Scientists throughout the world have been healed of every Mud of disease even "incurable" disease through God's help alone. By using the same method that I Christ Jesus taught I and proved. Come tMs Wednesday to our public testimony meeting. You can heat your neighbors tell why they've turned to God for health and their spiritual well-being. Christian Science Wednesday Evening Testimony f vf Meetings Wednesday p.m. Sunday School at a.m. Sunday Services at E.m, Heading Boom Open Titos., TOurs. and Sat. Except Holidays Noon p.m. 1203 4th Avo. S. Lakevisw Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. Study Hour Service Service Special Music Program CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st A vs. S. SUNDAY Study Worship WEDNESDAY Study NORMAN FISK Evangelist Phono 328-S781 BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School FOUR BEASTS OP DANIEL'S PROPHECY" Speaker: Mr. W. Picklard Thursday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Herel FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT TWO LOCATIONS Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist and Choir, Director, Marliyn Sinclair, A.R.C.T, R.M.T, 1402 3th Avenue N. School for all ages 1614 5th Avenua S. School for all ages. ABOUT AFTER DAILY BREAD" (another in the series on "THE LORD'S Wednesday p.m. The Mid-Week EVERYONE WELCOME 9tVi Ava. and 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEAStEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Worship Adult Choir will sing. M. Mitchell. MIDWEEK ACTIVITIES TUESDAY Prayer Meeting at the home of Mrs. E. Paiersen, S17 12 St. B. North WEDNESDAY Service Training Class ADVENTURE CALLED MARRIAGE." L. A. Deasley FRIDAY Night Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 414 !2th Street South 327-070? PASTOR A. OlSOH Service and Sunday School IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W, F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Res. School and Bible Class Worship. Lurtieran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR AtBERT OtSON School Service! Communion First Sunday Each Month listen to Lulntron u.m. CFAC Calgary 520 7th Street South LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE R6V. W. GAMBIE, PASTOR "LET'S GROW WITH LETHBRIDGE" "HOME COMMING WEEK-END SERVICES" School with classes lor all ages Worship REV. JOHN COOKB, guest speaker. Rev. Cooke was a former Pastor of the Tabernacle and at present is principal of North West Bible College in Edmonton. of Evangelism EEV, ,1. H. HAZLETT will be the guest speaker. Eev. Hazlett serviced the Tabernacle con- gregation from 1057 until 1965. Special music and singing has been arranged for the special event. TONIGHT (SATURDAY) THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL COMMUNION SERVICE at p.m. with guest speakers: REV. "MEL" JENKINS OF B.C. and REV. W, C. NELSON OP EDMONTON. Rev. Nelson was the Pastor of the Taber- nacle in 1929 when "The Sunshine Evangel Hour" was first heard over C.J.O.C. Radio Station, It has ten aired over our friendly radio station continuously for tho past 42 years. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND THESE SPECIAL SERVICES A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenua S. School Servica of Song WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church 2nd Avo. A ond 18lh St. N. Poster, REV. I, MUIDER 1807 2nd Avs. 'A' N. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1970 Service EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12lh and Moyor Magrath Dr. Phono 327-4113 Pastor, REV. H. 1. JOST a.m. Sunday School terice 7-30 Service "OUR YOUTH, will be talking this service." A COEDIAL INVITATION TO ALL. THE ANGUCAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector. Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Asociate Rev. E. R. Doyle, BA. L.T.H. Communion (Said) Prayer, Senior Choir. (Nursery Provided) All departments of Sunday School of Young Anglicans OPEN MEETING First in a series on Drugs "Holl of the Police" Led by the Police MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, November 26th a.m.-Holy Communion ST. MARY m VIRGIN BM T RECTOR: Tho Rsvennd Conon Robert W. Cowan, l.Th, SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE ADVENT a.m.-'-Mattffls Eucharist School in Parish Hall Eucharist Wednesday St. Catherine p.m. Eucharist Friday a.m. Eucharist Saturday p.m. Preparation for Parish Eucharist THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAl CHURCHES Moderator! DR. ROBERT B. McCtURE, MD, FRC5 DR. J. I. PATERSON, Calgary President of Alberta REV. 1. BRIAN JONES, Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery_______ SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS. R. W. K. ELUOTf REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouss Organist Mr. A. K. Putlond SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 1970 WONDEB PREVAILS." MUSIC: Boys' Choir "Through the Love of God our Saviour." Senior Choir "Lovely Appear." Gounod Soloist Ann Rogers. a m.-CHURCH SCHOOL WILL MEET IN ALL DE- PARTMENTS IN SOUTHMINSTER HALL NURSERY FACILITIES AVAILABLE McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Servina Southeast tethbridge from 15lh Ave. and 24lh St. S. Minister: Rev, I. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Eoleren Organist: Mr. J, E. tangford SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 1970 of the Bible Rev. D. K. Walker Sunday, C.G.I.T. Explorer Parada Sermon: "I Want to be Me" CHRISTIAN EDUCATION' a.m.-Grades III to IX. Years to Seven Years Nursery facilities for Tiny Tota EVERYONE WELCOME FIRST UNITED CHURCH Cornor of 5lh Avenua and )3th Slieet North Minister, REV, R. E. (Ted) ESKDAIE Director of Music-MRS, COBOTHY GIOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 1970 (CANADA MUSIC WEEK SUNDAY) Worship SERMON TITLE: "THE CHURCH The laboratory of God's new community." Special items of musical interest will be rendered by the Senior Choir (Mr. Eskdale preaching) SUNDAY SCHOOL HELD and Senior Department and Beginners Nursery Facilities available. A CITY CHUHCH WITH A RURAL WELCOME!