Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 THE IHHBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, Oclcbtr 16, 1971 Religion behind Russia's Iron Curtain pokes along liv REV. DAVID POLING WITH President Nixon going to China, a whole new turn has come to those interest- oil in the religious activities in Communist dominated coun- tries. Most Americans are vnsniely aware of Christian remnants in Russia, if only through the occasional proces- sions of the Russian Orthodox Churcli or the announcement of a Patriarch in Moscow. Tourists are always surprised at the big attendance at the one Baptist church in Moscow or the e s i s t e n c e of a large synagogue in almost every Rus- sian city. In spite of 50 years of official put-down and fre- quent persecution, religion keeps poking along behind the cmtain, neither growing nor vanishing. The best source of up-to-the- minnte news on this top comes torn the publication "Religion in Communist Dom inated Areas." Headed by Pa' B. Anderson and Blanoslav Hruby, this journal is publishec semi-monthly by the Nationa Council of Churches at 47 Riverside Dr., New York, know that this comes as a ma jor shock to many who hav considered the council, if red, a full tone of pink. Fo: getting old quarrels and wound for a moment, this material L outstanding in its coverage an interpretation of religion behin Uie curtains: Iron, Bamboo an otherwise. A recent edition covers tii latest episode in the literary choking of Nobel Prize cand date Alexander I. Solzhenitsy by Communist censors. (He ce- clined to make the trip to re BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South of Bread School RICHMAN AND LAZARUS'' Speaker-Mr. W. Pickford Wednesday, Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here! NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1402 8 Ave. N. The Evangelical Church In Canada PASTORS: N. W. HEEBNER O. PAHL School Service Service Special guests Young People from Mennonite Brethren Church, Lethbridge. Everybody Welcome! Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour Radio broad- cast, heard every Sunday at p.m. over CHEC. Hear the dynamic radio minister Rev. Joel Nederhood as he deals with today's problems in the light of the authoritative Scriptures. Ht addresses you Local services every Sunday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North YOU ARE INVITED Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI, Co-ordinator Ph. 345-333S School Service Wednesday, October 20, Service Brigade Gilbert Paterson School and Pioneer Girls Colonist at Lakeview School and Pilgrims at the church. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Roycroff Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. Servico Service St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY THE WORD AROUND" REVOLUTIONARIES" Church School: All Classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and Kindergarten during church hour also. Bible Baptist Church CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE (All-Purpose Room) no 11 St. South Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. Evening p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pre Millennial Soul-Winning New Testament Baptist Church K. D. OlDFIEID, Pastor PHONE 328-6178 ceivc the purse in Stockholm last year, realizing that the So- viet government would not per- mit his return to Russia.) His latest book, "August is being published by the YMCA Press in Palis. In the epilogue, tlie author notes that publica- tion outside Russia is necessary since the censors would not permit him to capitalize the word God. Solzhenitsyn writes: "The directive to begin the word God with a small letter is a cheap athetistic trifle, real pettiness." A glimpse into Uie church- state arrangement is provided by RCDA when it reprints an interview between a West Ger- man radio correspondent and Alexis Metropolitan of Tallin and Estonia and chief adminis- trator for the Patriarchate of Moscow: Question: Would you give a sketch of the present situation of tile Russian Orthodox Church? Alexis: As you probably know, on Jan. 23, 1918, that is, shortly after the October Rev- olution, by decree of the Soviet [ovemment, the church was separated from the state and Jie schools from the church. That meant, and still means, :hat the church must not inter- 'ere in national affairs or poli- tical matters, and that an end was put to the teaching of religious subjects in the schools. The right to give their people spiritual nourishment was left to the churches, ns well as the right to have all they needed for that purpose, that is to say, church buildings which are allocated to com- munities of believers by the government, free of charge Question: Is church life dim- inishing, keeping about the same, or expanding? Alexis: Since we do not com- pile statistics of that kind I cannot give you any figures whatsoever comparing mem berships of our church for yes- terday and today. In fact, we do not see the need of it Question: You live in an atheist country which, although it provides freedom to the churches to observe their religious cults, nevertheless conducts atheist propaganda. Does this make j'our position more difficult? Alexis: Both Uie freedom of the citizens of our country :o meet the religious needs and that to disseminate atheism ve as their foundation one and the same Soviet legisla- tion: the Constitution of the U.S.S.R. That gives each per- son the right to profess a reli gion whatsoever or none Newspaper Enterprise Bible translation may be best-seller j Written frr CP By LESLIE K. TARR TORONTO (CP) A fath- er's attempt to simplify the Bible for his children has produced a Bible translation that promises to be a best- seller. The Living Bible, released in August, already has gone through a first printing of 500.000. Kenneth Taylor, then an ed- itor at a Chicago publishing firm, noticed that his children were not grasping tie mean- ing of the Bible when he read it to them. Looking back, he recalls that he wondered why 10 few attempts had been made to paraphrase the Bible in an easy, readable style. One day in 1955, he decided ;o make ail attempt at a free- lowing translation for the jenefit of his 10 children. I just pulled out a sheet of paper and a pencil and jpened my Bible at random. I )egan to study it and took the "irst verse in the chapter and it in an easy, simple, 'lowing way. Then I tried the next verse, and the next until had finished the chapter." He then tried out his first ranslation effort on his Tile and children. "I found out .hat they could easily grasp it and they were excited about t." COMMUTING AUTHOR The response from his fam- ly encouraged Taylor to pro- ved with the translation of all of the New Testament of the apostle Paul. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES os a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4S65 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS HOSPITALS, PRISONS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY a.m.-CJOC "The TRUTH That HEALS" School Service "DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT" WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM Noon p.m. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. SCHOOL SERVICE 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 Sunday Evening p.m. BERG Chorale 24 VOICES FERD BERG DIRECTOR of Calgary Much of that work was ac- complished while he com- muted between his Chicago of- fice and his suburban home. When be had completed Uie translation of the writings of Paul. Taylor wondered if the translation might not be wel- comed by others. In the seven years between 1955 and 1962, he had revised it seven times and had checked its accuracy with scholars. Four publishing firms, in- cluding the one for whom he worked, rejected the idea. Their attitude seemed to be: "What! Not another Bible A printer gave him credit, and in 1962, copies of Living Letters were printed. The Taylor living room in Wheaton served as office and shipping room. Public response at first was cautious and then Living Let- ters received increasingly wider distribution. When the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ordered half a million copies to give to its television viewers, the Bible paraphrase was suddenly cat- apulted into Uie spotlight. SENSE CAME ALIVE Now Taylor turned his mind to paraphrasing the remain- der of the New Testament, which was issued as Living Gospels. Now 14 years after he first put his pen to paper to para- phrase that chapter for his children, Kenneth Taylor is witnessing the publication of The Living Bible. Already nine million copies of the previously-published portions of the Bible have been distributed by Tyndale House Publishers, the firm which he founded! n 1962. The style of The Living Bible is racy and popular. Archaic and stilted expres- sions that may have had a majestic cadence but little meaning suddenly come alive. The King James version, for instance, includes these fa- miliar there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfill ye my joy, that ye be li- keminded, having Uie same love, being of one accord, of one mind." YOUTH RESPONDED Here are the words in The Living Bible: 'Is there any such thing as hristians cheering each other up? Do you love me enough to want to help me? Does it mean anything to you that we are Brothers in the Lord, sharing Uie same Spirit? Are your icarts tender and sympathetic it all? Then make me truly lappy by loving each other and agreeing wholeheartedly with ich other, working together with one heart and mind and lurposc." Young people have re- sponded enthusiastically to the Taylor paraphrase. Spe- cial youth editions of the New Testament, complete with mod art covers, hear the striking caption Reach Out! A total of more than a mil- lion copies of this youth edi- tion were issued in a 24-month period. CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service WEDNESDAY Study NORMAN FISK, EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 "Bethel Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR Worship Worship FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Avenue South Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist: MR. GORDON CAMPBElt School for all ages LEARN BY DOING" (another in the series on John) PYGMY AND THE GIANT" (continuing the series on I Samuel) Wednesday Mid-Week Prayer Service EVERYONE WELCOME EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-6113 Pastor. REV. H. J. JOST School Service Evangelist Floyd Dabtell October 17th-22nd at p.m. each evening Evangelist Floyd Dabzcll. ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS HAPPY SINGING STRAIGHT FORWARD PREACHING A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV." W. J." GAMBLE, PASTOR 7th 5lreet South REV. RUDY MANTIK, Youth Minister Home of the Sunshine Evangel Honr Listen every Sunday Over CJOC 1220 K.C. School With Classes for all ages Worship Service "THE REAL REASON FOR DISCOURAGEMENT" of Evangelism TO FACE" Wed. Prayer Church Base- ment. Wed. and Bible Study in the home of Mrs. Esther Vik, 530-7th St. S._________ Friday, p.m. Special Film entitled "DEAD MEN ON FURLOUGH." This is an important film and everyone should see it. Prayer for the sick upon A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. School Service Service A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU! Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R, G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES Service Service Mid Week Services As Usual A Friendly Welcome Awaits You Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Service Thanksgiving Supper IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Rei. School and Bible Class 11.00 Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON School Service Communion First Sunday of Each Monti Liiten to the Lutheran a.m. CFAC Calgary CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth Street South Minister J. R. CHAPMAN Organist MR. D. MAISEY YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO 7 NIGHTS OF SONG AND STUDY OCTOBER 24th-31st nightly except Saturday SPECIAL SERVICES with EDWARD P. BENOIT Christian Minister and MLA for High River Theme: The New Look from the Book of Ephesians Sunday, Oct. 24, a.m.: "New Saints in Lethbridge" p.m.: "Everything New" Monday, Oct. 23: "New Life for the Dead" Tuesday, Oct. 26: "New Riches for the Living" Wednesday, Oct. 27: "A New Church in Lethbridge" Thursday, Oct. 28: "The New Look for You" Friday, Oct. 29: "The New Bride" Sunday, Oct. 31, a.m.: "The New Family" p.m.: "The New Finale" "Love and Peace" Sunday Services at a.m. and p.m. SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., t.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood L.T.C.L. Holy Communion Choral Eucharist, St. Monica's Choir Folk Mass, Communion Service and Hymns set to Folk Music Discusion re: Parish Conference, led by the Young People (Nursery facilities') All departments of Church School Organ Recital Mr. E. Greenwood L.T.C.L. MIDWEEK SERVICES Wednesday, October 20th, Parish Dinner Thursday, October 21st, a.m.-Holy Communion RECTOR; The Reverend Canon Roberl W. Cowan, B.A., UTh. ST. MARY THE VIRGIN NINETEENTH AFTER TRINITY 7.30 Eucharist School Eucharist Vestry. Monday St. Luke n.m.-Eucharist Wednesday, p.m.-Eucharist Saturday, for Parish Communion THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A B. B. MOORE, Toronto President of Conference: REV. R. J. THOMSON, Calgary Chairman of Presbytery: REV. KEN JORDAN, Pincher Creek SOLJTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llth St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritusi Mr. A. K. Rutland SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1971 Worship Music: Junior CHILDREN'S TEDEUM." Le Fleming Senior TO CHRIST." O'Hara a.m.-CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS Nursery Services Available McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave. and 24th St. 5. Choir Director: Mr. H. Von Egteren Organist.- MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1971 A SPECIAL KIND OF CARING Speaker-Mr. K. V. Robin CHRISTIAN EDUCATION and Intermediate Dept. (8 to 14 and Primary (to 7 FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of Sth Avenue and 13th Street North Minister. REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDAtE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY CLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1971 "LAITY SUNDAY" DIVINE WORSHIP-at a m. Guest Wm. R. Jackson All Sunday School sessions will be held at, am EVERY WEEK. NURSERY FACILITIES AVAILABLE "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"