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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDGE October S, 1974 The Herald Religion Historic church celebrates PINCHER CREEK (HNS) St. John's Anglican Church members will hold a pot-luck supper in the church hall tonight at 7 p.m., marking the 90th anniversary of the church. It is the oldest Anglican church in the province in continuous use, built before the Calgary diocese was formed. Aug. the church was opened with a congregation of 60 and four clergymen present. However, the first service was held Easter Day in 1883 at the home of Capt. F. M. Scobie, a Pincher Creek rancher. New clergyman welcomed PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) Mrs. Mary Watson held a get- acquainted party recently in honor of Mr. and Mrs Bill Thwing. Mr. Thwing is minister for Chinook Co-operative Parish. His pastoral duties will be divided between the parish and McKillop United Church, Lethbridge. About 30 persons attended. Preachers visit college Members of Lethbridge Ministerial Association toured Lethbndge Community College facilities this week as an orien- tation in student services. Following a breakfast meeting at the Salvation Army Citadel, 12 clergy were guided through the college by counsellor Bill Johnson. Doug Scotney later addressed the group about Project In- sight and the Contemporary Woman program. Ian Mandin explained purpose and use of a radio arts recording studio Aquinas to be evaluated A conference honoring the great 13th century thinker, Thomas Aquinas, on the 700th anniversary of his death, will br- ing scholars from Canada, the U S. and England to the Universi- ty of Calgary. October 9-12. Although Aquinas' writings have become the accepted basis for modern Roman Catholic theology, Dr. Parel stresses that the current conference will be neither sectarian nor solely scholastic in its examination of the great philosopher and theologian EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive H. J. 327-6113 1000 am School (A Class for Every Age) Service 7 00 p Service "A CORDIAL INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Cor. 5th Ave. and 13th SI. S. SALVATION HEALINGS MIRACLES Pastor: REV. T W. ROYCROFT Service 7.00 p.m Service Church of the Nazarene 9th South I 16th st- Lethbridge Rev. R. G Deasley Putor Phone 327-4786 Spicer 327-1156 School 11.00 a m Worship With Pastor Larry Speaking 7-00 Service Sharing through Songs and the Spoken and Written WORD. p.m. Study 7-30 p m. Service A Friendly Welcome Awaits You THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S REVEREND L FRANK LEE, B.A. S.T.B. RECTOR REVEREND DEREK HOSKIN. LTru. CURATE DENNIS WHITELEY, A. MUS. T.C.U A.R.C.O. Organist and Chcrinnaatar a.m. Holy Communion Holy Communion 1 1 :00 a.m. Morning Prayer, Senior Choir and Canterbury Singers (Nursery provided) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, October 10, Holy Communion CT UIDV TUT VIDMII Comer 1 2th SfC' 3 I mAlf I I Ht VIKulN and 6th N. Rector: THE ftEVEREND CANON ROBERT W. COWAN, BJL, Uh HARVEST THANKSGIVING Mattins Holy Eucharist a.m. Church School 10-55 in Parish Hal) 11.00 a.m. Sung Euchanst 6 30 Evensong Wednesday St Denys- 7 00 p m Friday, St. Philip of Caesaraea 9 30 a m Saturday 7 30 o Preparation for Communion s Purity A white scarf symboliz- ing purity was presented to United Church moderator Wilbur Howard last week in Toronto by Lama Kalu Rinpoche. The master of six yogas and abbot of Samdup Tarjeel- mg Buddhist monastery in India was in Toronto visiting Christian leaders. Missionary to visit Baptists This Sunday, Zina Kidd, a missionary who has served in India with the Canadian Bap- tist Overseas Mission Board will speak at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church. Miss Kidd was born and educated in Winnipeg. After completing her nursing diploma at Grace Hospital, Winnipeg and obtaining a cer- tificate m surgical nursing at St. Paul's Hospital, Van- couver, she earned a diploma in nursing service administra- tion at the University of B.C. school of nursing. Later, Miss Kidd studied at Regent College of Advanced Christian Studies, U.B.C. Miss Kidd has been station- ed briefly at Tuni, Kakinada, Bobbili and Akmdu, but has spent most of her career at Bethel Hospital in Viuyyuru. She became superintendent of nursing there in 1955. In January 1975 Miss Kidd anticipates returning to India to serve as promotional secretary in the Andhra state branch of the Voluntary Health Association, a new organization which co- ordinates and promotes all Christian health services in India today, and represents these hospitals to the govern- ment of India at central and state levels. Gospel meetings A series of Bible studies is scheduled Oct. 7 to 13 at Lethbridge Church of Christ, comer 21sl Avenue and 2SUi Streets Kenneth Sterling from Caldwell, Idaho, will be the speaker. The public is invited to take this opportunity to investigate Church of Chnst beliefs, says pastor Donald Givens He stressed no collection or emotional pressure is involv- ed in these meetings Nixon pardon fails forgiveness test NEW YORK (AP) From a Judeo-Christian standpoint, several theologians say that President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon was not in keeping with the way forgiveness works in a religious sense. They say that in moral terms forgiveness cannot take effect without acknowledge- ment of guilt and the need of being forgiven and that this factor has been missing in the case of Nixon. From the Biblical per- spective, "you can only have forgiveness if there is some kind of admission of fault be- fore or after the forgiveness is says Rev. Dr. Walter Wink, a New Testament scholar of New York's Union Theological Seminary. "Otherwise you can't accept it or recognize the need of it." In Nixon's case, "he has consistently denied he was morally Dr. Wink said. "He's still pretending the space he's in is clean space. "That's the reason so many people are incensed by the pardon. It has legal force, but no moral force. The moral issue has been swept under the rug, and that's what's tearing the country apart. People have been kicked back into the skepticism that they thought President Ford would deliver them from." Rabbi Dr. Robert Gordis, professor of Bible and the philosophies of religion at New York's Jewish Theological Seminary, said he knew of no religion which teaches that forgiveness can be extended "without some clear, definitive avowal of an offence, whether against man or God. "While not impugning UK sincerity of President Ford's motives, his act does not meet the requisites of forgiveness in religious tradition. Forgiveness pre-supposes the readiness of the person forgiven to recognize his offence. Until that happens a pardon makes very little sense. It's illogical. It violates the principles." The religious scholars said an entirely different point was involved in regard to amnesty for draft evaders, since amnesty means a wiping out or not forgiving. "H says okay, he'll drop it, forget it. with no implications about who's nght or Dr. Wink said. In the pardon, however, Rev. Dr. Martin Marty of the University of Chicago Divinity School said Ford had dispens- ed "cheap grace." "I'm really puzzled when church people say Mr. Ford was accurately reflecting the Christian he said. "The president may have been moved by his faith, but he declared mercy, before there was a sign of contrition, remorse or repentence. Nor had there been a declaration of guilt. In Christian terms, a pardon at that point of the se- quence trivializes the sense of justice and right." Julie Harris stars in Graham movie THEOPHILUS THAI NAWWMWDCD DCD wiE! N MSTIVEWTHE TWRE'S NOTHING IN A WAMt CHURCH OF CHRIST Ocmald R Gtverts. EvangsfltS! Sunday: Bftrte Study 10 am WenMec 11 am and 6pm WaA: 730pm 37MW72or WELCOME By GEORGE CORNELL AP' Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) To ac- tress Julie Harris, all good drama is religious. "If it tells the truth about life and the human heart, if it speaks of men's failings and also their grandeur and hope, then it's she says. "That's my idea of religion- dealing honestly with life." That's why Miss Harris sees nothing exceptional about starring in a religious movie produced by a branch of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Once she had read the script, "There was no ques- tion in my mind about she said in an interview. "It's a great story. I'd do it any time, anywhere." She referred to the f Urn ver- sion of Corrie ten Boom's bestseller, The Hiding Place, an account of a Dutch Chris- tian woman's resistance against the Nazis to save Jews and her own miraculous sur- vival in a concentration camp. Crusade attendance declines RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The Archbishop of Canterbury joined BiUy Graham for the opening of the United States evangelist's Brazilian crusade, bat less than half the vast Maracana stadium was filled Graham filled Maracana, the world's largest soccer stadium, with an estimated persons for a rally in 1960. There were on hand Wednesday night for the first meeting in the five-day crusade Graham is holding in predominantly Roman Catholic Brazil. "Many of our world leaders are warning about a third world Graham said. "Man has proven himself to be a moral failure. God is the only nope at tins hoar." The Archbishop of Can- terbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey, spoke of the need for Christian unity. The spiritual bead of the Church of England is winding op a tour of Anglican congregations in Latin America. "The movie is like a tre- mendous plea, 'Oh God, we must love one Miss Harris said, her slender hands upturned in appeal. "Jesus told his apostles that they could forget everything else, but to remember that, to love one she went on. "It seems like such an easy thing to do. Yet we don't do it." Miss Harris, a native of Grosse Point, Mich., who now lives in Irvington, N.Y., holds a string of top honors for roles in plays and movies. Concerning her recent four- month shooting schedule in Holland on the new movie, in which she plays the part of a woman who so thoroughly re- flects Christ's love that she cannot hate even the Nazis whom she opposes, Miss Harris said: "She will live with me the rest of my life." As for her own religious views, she said: "I believe in the presence of God in all of us, and in his revelation in Jesus Christ." Although an Episcopalian, she said she's not a regular churchgoer because she dislikes the "endless sermons." "Words to me are very con- she said "I like sim- plicity. But I've never been without the church in my heart. I have a lot of inner communion with myself and she paused, and added, "with Jesus." Blood opponents unknown to Red Cross By NOEL BUCHANAN Herald Religion Writer Lethbridge Red Cross of- ficials have denied any know- ledge of religious sects op- posing their collection of financial donations. A letter to The Herald, Sept. 19, alleged "three Christian denominations who are oppos- ed to blood transfusions as medically unsafe and unscrip- tural have a move underfoot to prevent the Red Cross from going door to door collecting money." A Red Cross spokesman said here this week the society is unaware of any religious groups in Southern Alberta op- posing fund raising campaigns of their organization. Wjthin the city, Red Cross is a United Way agency and does not collect door to door. Some rural units, however, may use this method of fund raising. Earlier, Keith Robbins, a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses sect denied Kingdom Hall members were in any way related to the allegation. Mr. Robbins has since observed he is unaware of any other religious groups in the area sharing similar beliefs about blood tran- sfusions. Mr. Robbins also noted that from to time Witnesses work shoulder to shoulder with international Red Cross teams in relief of disaster situations. The Herald has been unable to locate Marilyn MacGill, who signed the letter in which the allegation was made. HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH 10 00 a m School English Sermon Rev James H __________Burkey________ CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 42511th St. S. J R CHAPMAN. Minister MR. D. MAISEY, Organist "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service 10 00 a m (Worship service for adults S S Classes for Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203-4th AVE. S. SUNDAY 8 15 CJOC The TRUTH Jhat HEALS" 9 30 a m School 11 Service "UNREALITY" Wednesday, 7 30 p m Meeting READING ROOM Open Noon 2 00 p m Tues.. Thurs. Sat LAKEVIEW MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 15m 29th St. South Htnry 329-3542 School for all ages BITTERNESS, BOUNTY AND BAGGAGE' (A pre-Thanksgiving Message) Speaker: Rev. William J. Schmidt Bible Study "DEMONS TODAY" Wed., Brigade and Pioneer Gins LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH 1202 3rd Avenue South A. D. GOLDSMITH, Pastor p.m. CHINESE ALLIANCE SERVICES Pastor J. CHUANG Sunday School Morning Service Evening Service NORBRID6E COMMUNITY CHURCH WORLD-WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY 10.00 School 11.00 Ser- vice Message- "A HUMBLE SACRIFICE" 7.00 MIS- SIONARY SOCIETY." will pre- sent a "THANK-OFFERING" program The Evangelical Church in Canada 1402-8 Ava. N. E. SIPE Everyone ;s Welcome CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Everyone Welcome FIRST, SECOND and SEVENTH WARDS: 1912-10th Avenue South THIRD and FOURTH WARDS: 28th Street South and Scenic Drive FIFTH and SIXTH WARDS: 2223-6th Avenue 'A' North STUDENT BRANCH: 28th Street South PLEASE PHONE 328-8305 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION St. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH South L. D. HANKINSON B.A. W. VANOER KOOY a.m. and School Title: "TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART' Nursery and Kindergarten during Church Hour. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES... They are they which testify of me John WHEN was the last time you obeyed these words of Jesus, honestly search- ing for truth? BRING your Bible to an old fashioned, God honouring, home style Bible study. INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH 171414th South p.m. Monday________________________ WORLD EVANGELISM by Rev. ALBERT BALDEO The above subject will be presented by Rev, Baldeo on Sunday, October p.m. First Baptist Church 1614 5 Ave. S., Lethbridge A fellowship hour with refreshments will follow trie talk. A ALBERT BALDEO All are welcome ;