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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta -THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, October BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS Sunday Service Lecture Wednesday Class Subject for Sunday p.m. END OF THIS LIFE, WHAT Speaker: Mr. H. Blacker 'WHAT IS THE BIBLE LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH 1202- 3rd Avtmw South A. 0. GOLDSMITH, p.m. CHINESE ALLIANCE SERVICES Pastor J. Sunday School Morning Service Evening Service NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH "MEN'S DAY" 1000 am 11 00 am Message "THE CONQUEST OF INSIGNIFICANCE" 7 00 p m Men" Message "THE MAN WHO LEFT" Church In N. PMtor-D. E. SIPE Everyone is Welcome St. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH iaifr4Avwnw South L, D. HANKINSON B.A. OrganM-MR. W. VANDER KOOV am and School 11 00 Title: "WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP" Nursery and Kindergarten during Church Hour. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Everyone Welcome FIRST, SECOND and SEVENTH WARDS: 1912-1 Oth Avenue South THIRD and FOURTH WARDS: 28th Street South and Scenic Drive FIFTH and SIXTH WARDS: 2223-6th Avenue North STUDENT BRANCH: 28th Street South PLEASE PHONE 328-8305 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION LETHBRIDGE CATHOLIC CHURCHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. and 10th ST. S. SATURDAY. p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY. 9 a.m.. a m., 12 noon ASSUMPTION 2405-12th AVE S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY, 8 a.m., a.m., 11 a.m., p.m. Folk Mass a.m. In Parish Hall ST. PETER AST. PAUL'S (BYZANTINE RITE) CORNER 7th AVE. and 12th ST. 'B' NORTH SUNDAY a.m. and 11 a.m. 'Supernatural curiosity chance for soul-savers9 Road block A Buddhist nun, protesting an incident in which Saigon plainclothes police allegedly arranged a traffic accident involving other nuns, stopped traffic last week by sitting in the middle of a busy Saigon street. Frugal life strong Buddhist tradition Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave Souths 16th St Lsthbridgf Rev R G Deasley Pastor 327.4786 Assist Pistor Spicer Phone 328-01 30 School 11 00 Service (all ages) Pastor Larry speaking 7 oo p Service A Special Program of Instrumental and Vocal Music from around our City p.m. Study "WITH WIDE OPEN HEARTS" BANGKOK (Reuter) For the young men of Thailand, donning saffron robes to as- sume the frugal life of a Bud- dhist monk remains one of the strongest traditions in a country still relatively un- tainted by modern cynicism. The current period of the Khao Phansa, the Buddhist Lent from July to October, sees thousands of 20-year-olds shaving their heads and tak- ing to the streets each morn- ing to beg for food. Vachara lamchotx, direc- tor-general of the govern- ment's religious affairs de- partment, said sophisticated Canadian belief low TORONTO (CP) Rev. William Fitch, executive director of the Church Renewal Foundation, says the percentage of Canadians who believe in God is low. Commenting on a recent British Broadcasting Corp. poll which claimed 29 per cent of Britons believe in God, Mr. Fitch, who has travelled in both Britain and Canada, said in a weekend interview that about the same number of Canadians believe in God. After he retired as minister of a Toronto Presbyterian church in March, 1973, Mr. Fitch formed the foundation "to inject new fuel and fire into the Protestant churches." Registered as a charitable organization, the group sends literature, tapes and cassettes and volunteer laymen to help churches in seminars and retreats. Rev. E. W. Scott Anglican primate, said he is convinced more than 90 per cent of peo- ple believe in "some sort of ultimate that involves getting back to God." He said educated people can relate more to this concept of God than to "a big father sit- ting over everything." "YE DO ERR, NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES Ignorance of God's Word usually means ignorance of Christ (John Ignorance of Christ means the wrath of Almighty God. (John Bring your Bible to an old-fashioned Bible study. INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH 1714- AvwMSot 730 pm Monday youths in Bangkok and other cities show some reluctance to follow the unique custom that every Buddhist man should spend part of his life as a monk "But most young men up- country still obey their fa- he said, adding that his department encourages youngsters under the eligible age of 20 to become novices. Many stay on to join the full-time monks, but the majority of young men who go to a monastery at the age of 20 stay for just three months. SALARIES WITHHELD Others prefer to await some significant event in their lives, when they become monks as a form of thanksgiving. If they work for civil serv- ice, their jobs and salaries are held for them, although it is a strict rule of the monasteries that monks must not use money during their stay. With Buddhist tem- ples in over 90 per cent of the 40 million population is young men have little diffi- culty finding somewhere to their liking. Having once made their de- cision, they must abandon thoughts of family and girl- friends for study and prayer. Contact with women, no matter how brief and in- nocent, is avoided. It is com- mon to see women in Bang- kok avoid touching monks by stepping back to allow them to board a bus. When they set out at 6 a.m. to beg for food, the monks cover their hands with cloth when accepting food from women PRACTISE AUSTERITY During Khao Phansa, in par- ticular, lay Buddhists are ex- pected to give food to the begging monks, but lean frames beneath the monks' saffron robes testify to their frugal existence. The monasteries provide a meal at about 11 a.m., but then there is no more food un- til the next morning. Intervening time can be spent in monastery schools, which still make a significant contribution to the national education system. For full-time monks, bow- ever, there is work among the people and the religious af- fairs department recently an- nounced a new scheme to take teams of monks into remote provinces Groups of between 50 and 400 monks were sent out to teach new skills. The idea was to encourage farmers to work throughout the year, rather than merely at harvest time. The government religious affairs department, with a budget of 50 million baht 4 million) a year, is mainly concerned with support for Buddhism. But help is also given to other religious groups, such as the one mil- lion Moslems, both m cash and in administrative aid. By CHRIS STEWART Herald Staff Writer Questions about the super- natural and the after-life provide Christian university students with a prime oppor- tunity for sharing their faith, the Canadian general director for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship work in Canada said this week in Lethbridge "Missionary work starts at your own doorstep and to the student this means his said Samuel Escobar, 39, addressing local area com- mittee members "With whole segments of society untouched by the gospel, university campuses have become religious super- markets, offering everything from transcendental medita- tion to the Mr Escobar said. Since many social up- heavals have their roots among student populations, Mr Escobar said it has become necessary for IVCF staff workers to become specialists in handling dif- ficult cases. Christian counsellors on campus need to display the same type of compassion as Christ exhibited, rather than just a passing interest in students. Mr. Escobar warned that the Western world, with its increasing racism, materialism and family breakdowns could paganize the church rather than the church evangelizing the world Citing an apparent reluc- tance by churches to take cor- rective social action, Mr Escobar said a return to Bible teaching on matters govern- ing personal conduct and social morality is necessary. "In New Testament situations, could do nothing to change society's structure they just influenc- ed and eventually, with the passing of the centuries, changed society. Today in North America and Western The Herald Religion elected Eight members of the Lethbridge Baha'i assembly attended the annual Southern Alberta region convention recently in High River. Consultation included a discussion of Baha'i problems and life in contemporary social and economic spheres. Six delegates have been elected to represent the area at a national convention planned for next spring in Toronto. Delegates are Harold Tichenor and Mrs. Jack Wrate of Lethbridge, and Mrs. John HeUson, Mrs. David Young, Reggie Newkirk and Morgan Gadd, all of Calgary. Religious rackets reviewed Conflicting denominational doctrines, sensational sermons, religious racketeering and competing churches are among topics listed for unity meetings announced this week by Church of Christ evangelist Donald Givens. The series, entitled What is Truth? commences Oct. 22nd at 7-30 p m. in Room No. 1 at the Civic Sports Centre. Meetings are open to the public, Mr. Givens said, and will continue every Tuesday until Nov. 26. Pincher girl appointed Gwen Schlichting of Winnipeg has been appointed by the congregational resources board to serve as a full-time co- ordinator for Mennonite conference congregations. Mrs Schlichting, formerly of Pincber Creek, first became interested in resource activities while a student at the Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Winnipeg. She and her husband. Ken, attend Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship. Marriage preparation THEOPHILUS YOU REALLY SHOULD I CO BACK TO YOUR V FIKST WIPE AND KIDS CHURCH OF CHRIST 272021MA1V.S. R Givens WHAT AND BREAK UP MY NOME o EVERYONE WELCOME A Christian marriage preparation course commences here Sunday, sponsored by Lethbridge Pastoral Institute. The program patterned after training seminars offered by the Pastoral Institute, Calgary, costs per couple The first session is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Lethbridge Separate School of- fices Raymond LDS convenes The quarterly conference of the Raymond Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been scheduled this weekend A leadership meeting for all members holding such roles throughout wards and branches within the stake will be held this evening At 7-30 p m A general session for members commences 10 a.m. Sunday in Raymond cultural hall In addition, at the same hour there will be a junior Sunday school conference for youngsters three to eight years m the stake centre. President James D. Bridge says any interested person is welcome to attend Sunday meetings. Europe Christians have ample opportunity to change living conditions if they will only accept the he said Bible teach-ins in Eastern Canada are drawing record enrolments, Mr. Excobar reported. He credited the IVCF movement for its influence and encouragement among young people now preparing for foreign mis- sionary service. During his current Alberta tour, Mr Escobar visited the IVCF camps at Rocky Moun- tain House and Sundre He also viewed the Shepherd's Crook, a Calgary wollen gar- ments store operated as a fund-raiser for IVCF camp programs Mr Escobar, a doctoral graduate from the University of Madrid, is on loan to IVCF for three years from the Inter- national Fellowship of Evangelical Students in South America Upon completion of his leadership term with IVCF in Canada next August, Mr Escobar plans to return to South America to direct a theological training centre for graduate students HOKPA BUDDHIST CHURCH 10 00 a m School EnglMi Sermon H. Byrfcty CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203-4111AVE. S. SUNDAY 8 15 CJOC The TRUTH That HEALS" 930 a School 11 Service "DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT" Wednesday, 730pm Meeting READING ROOM Open Noon 2 00 p m rues Thurs Sat CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 42S 11th St. 8. 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 TABERNACLE Cor. 5th and 13th St S. SALVATION HEALINGS MIRACLES PMtor: REV. T W. ROYCROFT a.m School 11 15 Service 7-00 p m Service THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 4th Avenue South MAJORS: THELMA M. COBNEY. JOAN M. PIERCE School Major Gordon Lowe preaching Service BAND CONCERT NOVEMBER 2 The New Experience Singers and Glenmore Youth Band from Calgary. Advance tickets 00 at the Citadel. Bible Study and Prayer Thursday, p.m. NOW IN LETHBRIDGE TV Speaker, World Traveller, Lecturer. Illustrated in Color on the Screen. Sunday, October 20th p.m. Howard for ono Mbto VorseV Monday, October 21tt NoUetaro) Tuesday, October 22nd p.m. Qod to why Ho allow oo much Wednesday, October 23rd p.m. 'How dorgymon hovo mado tho wortd unoofo to live) Thursday, October 24th HoLoeturo Friday, October 25th p.m. Tho Day I woo started Alive) and Hvod to ToU tho it TV TriscstB CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE 11th ft 5th South LathoiMoja Free Transportation. Phone 327-1372 FREE ADMISSION! ;