Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERMD - Saturday, October 23, 1971 Active, articulate laymen giving church leadership By REV. DAVID POLING AS the national denominations go through a time of financial squeeze and drastic reorganization, it is interesting to note the rise of key laymen. It seems that while the clergy leadership is giving its energy to mergers and realignment, the laity is discovered in heavy Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1J09-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI, Co-ordinator - Ph. 345-3335 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th St. South 11:00 a.m.-Breaking of Bread 12:30 p.m.-Sunday School 7:30 p.m.-"GOD'S ONLY WAY OF MAN'S SALVATION" Speaker-Mr. Mm. Blacker Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.-Bible Class A Hearty Welcome Await* You Herel THE SALVATION ARMY Corps Officer - CAPT. AND MRS. H. COBB 1302 4th Avenue S. 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Service 7:00 p.m.-Evangelistic Service A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU! Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour Radio broadcast, heard every Sunday at 7:30 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. He 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 Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. - Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister - Res. 327-4784 SUNDAY SERVICES 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service 7:00 p.m.-Evangelistic Service Mid Week Services As Usual A Friendly Welcome Awaits You CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 - 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY 10:00 a.m.-Bible Study 6:00 p.m.-Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Bible Study NORMAN FISK, EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 Bethel Baptist Church 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR 10:30 a.m.-Morning Worship 7:00 p.m.-Evening Worship speaking assignments and new publishing ventures. Take tTte Episcopal Church. It has suffered all sorts of calamities and misfort u n e s. A year ago it announced such a severe decline in contributions that it would cut its New York headquarters staff in half. Other rumors followed, like the sale of the building facing the United Nations and even moving major boards and agencies to Florida. Internal struggles followed the advent of social and political moves that hit various conventions. Some look back and blame the late Bishop Pike. Others note that the national bond for Episcopalians was never that strong or essential, power belonging not to the people, but to their regional bishops. Yet, within this era of uneasiness and difficulty, the writing and speaking of certain key laymen has bloomed. Keith Miller, out of Texas, is probably the most widely read of the new laity. His "Taste of New Wine" must be in every church library in America. His skill is in reaching other laymen with personal accounts of a struggle for a more meaningful spiritual life. Formerly a businessman, he is in great demand as a conference speaker and retreat leader. William Sftringfellow has written a half - dozen books on the social and religious upheaval that has hit modern man. His "Dissenter in a Great Society," published more than five years ago, called almost every turn: black - white con' frontation, the Vietnam folly and the urban disarray. A confidant of Bishop Pike and regent for the Berrigan brothers, he is constantly sought by college and university audiences. Thoughtful and fearless. Louis Cassels, dean of religious writers in America, is a journalist for United Press International, an active Episcopalian and author of "The Real- ity of God." Cassels is a specialist in the "how to discover a more meaningful faith" category - an area often neglected by clergy but frequently sought by the man in the pew. Cassels makes a lot of sense when pursuing religious themes. He admits to a great deal of agnosticism and skepticism in his own life. His writings are almost an autobiographical search for a meaningful belief in God. After reading "The Reality of God" (Dou-bleday, $4.95). one is helped to strike out on a new dimension of faith, no mean feat in this secular, unbelieving culture. Cassels says frankly, "I will try to convince you of three things which I deeply believe to be true: "1 - Disbelief is widespread today, not because the evidence for God has been weighed and found wanting, but rather because all of us have been conditioned by contemporary culture to reject uncritically the whole idea of a reality transcending the natural world of physical objects and forces. "2 - When examined with an open mind, the evidence for the reality of God is very strong indeed. Although neither science nor philosophy can 'prove' the existence of God, both offer cogent rational arguments for accepting theism a* a plausable hypothesis. "3 - The reality of God can he tested and verified by direct personal experience. We do not have to remain hung up forever in speculations about God. Anyone who really wants to do so can know God . . ." In the critical areas of faith, social action and spiritual renewal, laymen are giving leadership to the Christian church everywhere. For those who have read and studied the New Testament, this should not come as a surprise, but rather as a confirmation of what Christianity is all about, i (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) 10,000 Canadians Baha'i members TORONTO (CP) - There are in Canada about 10,000 members of the Baha'i Faith, a religion that stresses idealism and common courtesy. There are "many millions of Baha'is throughout the world, but "it's growing so fast we can't keep track," says Mrs. Laura Davis, secretary of Toronto's 200 - member community. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY 8:15 a.m.-CJOC "The TRUTH That HEALS" 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Church Service "PROBATION AFTER DEATH" WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m.-Testimony Meeting READING ROOM Noon - 2:00 p.m. - Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister 10:00 FAMILY SUNDAY SCHOOL 11:00 MORNING SERVICE 7:00 EVENING SERVICE DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 The religion was founded in 1863 when Baha'u'lluh, the son of an official on the government of Iran, declared he was the new messenger from God promised by a prophet a few years earlier. The teachings of Baha'u'lluh -that all religions are one, that wisdom is revealed by founders of previous religions, including Christ, Moses, Mohammed, Krishna and the Buddha -are contained in more than 100 volumes translated from Arabic. Several Moslem countries persecute Baha'is, viewing the religion as a heretical branch of Islam. Members are still subject to the death penalty in Iraq. In Canada, chairmen and secretaries of local Baha'i groups are recognized as ministers, with the right to perform marriages. Gift for Thant UNITED NATIONS (CP) - U Thant, who will leave his post as UN secretary-general at the end of this year, has received a going away present. It was a silver box for cigars and on it was a scroll reading: "U Thant, may you enjoy long life and great happiness." The scroll was signed by all the heads of the specialized agencies affiliated with the United Nations. MISSIONARY EVANGELISTIC CONVENTION N0RBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH OCTOBER 27-31 7:30 P.M. NIGHTLY FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER. CHARLES LAKE Director of Department of Youth in the Oriental Missionary Society HEEBNER Director of Home Miniitries O.M.S. G. COLES Missionary to India for 12 years O.M.S. Regional Director ef Western Canada COME AND HEAR THE CHALLENGE OF MISSIONS TODAY! N0RBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1402 8 Ave. N. The Evangelical Church In Canada PASTORS: N. W. HEEBNER O. PAHL 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Fellowship REV. T. E. JESSKE, OUR CONFERENCE SUPERINTENDENT, WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER AT BOTH SERVICES. BRING MEANING AND SATISFACTION INTO YOUR LIFE BY ATTENDING CHURCH THIS SUNDAY. Everybody Welcome! St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South MINISTER-THE REVEREND I. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY 11:00 a.m.-"MY BROTHERS KEEPER" 7:00 p.m.-"ONE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK" Church School: All Classes from nursery to adult at 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Kindergarten during church hour also. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Avenue South Minister, REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organist: PROF. LUCIEN NEEDHAM 9:45 a.m.-Church School for all ages. 11:00 a.m.-"IF YOU BUT KNEW - THE GIFT OF GOD" (another hi the series on John) 7:00 p.m.-"A STUDY IN CONTRASTS" (continuing the series on I Samuel) Wednesday 7:30 p.m.-The Mid-Week Prayer Service EVERYONE WELCOME EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-6113 Pastor: REV. H. J. JOST 10 a.m. THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR 11 a.m.-The Worship Service: "THE CHRISTIAN HOME" 7:30 p.m.-The Sunday Evening Service: "The Love of God." Dr. Calvin Hanson will be in Lethbridge for the 10th Anniversary Banquet Oct. 25th at Sven Erickson's - 7:30 p.m. A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! PM LETHBRIDGE = PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR 520 7th Street South REV. RUDY MANTIK, Youth Minister Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday 10:30 p.m. CJOC1220 K.C. 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School With Classes for all ages 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship Service 7:00 p.m.-Service of Evangelism Rev. Gordon Fulford, Missionary Representative for our Missions Dept. in the Western Provinces will Speak at both services. Wed, 8:00 p.m.-Prayer and Bible Study in the home of Mrs. Esther Vik, 530-7th St. S. Friday, 7:30 p.m. - Our Christ Ambassadors Youth will meet at the Coalhurst School Gym for social gathering. Prayer for the sick upon request-Jas. 5:14 A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S ttftZZ* Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood l.T.C.l. 8:00 a.m.-Holy Communion (Said) 9:00 a.m.-Holy Communion (Said) 11:00 a.m.-Morning Prayer, Senior Choir All departments of Church School (Nursery Provided) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, October 27, 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN 25 IPAT RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., lain. TWENTIETH AFTER TRINITY 7:30 a.m.-Mattins 8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.-Church School 10:55 a.m.-Nursery 11:00 a.m.-Sung Eucharist 6:30 p.m.-Evensong. Tuesday, King Alfred - 9:30 a.m. Eucharist Thursday, St. Simon and St. Jude - 7:30 p.m. - Eucharist Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-Preparation for Parish Communion CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION - HEALING - MIRACLES Patter: Rev. T. W. Royeroft Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. 11:15 a.m.-Morning Service 7:00 p.m.-Evening Service Bible Baptist Church CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE (AU-Purpose Room) 420 11 St. South Sunday School-10:00 a.m. Morning Preaching-11:00 a.m. Evening Service-7:00 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME An Independent Pre Millennial Soul-Winning New Testament Baptist Church K. D. OLDFIELD, Paster PHONE 328-6178 Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South - Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN 9:45 p.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Sehoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Ret. 8:45 a.m.-Matins 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School and Bible Class 11.00 a.m.-Morning Worship Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC 11th Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Worship Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month listen to the Lutheran Heur-Sunday 7:30 a.m. CFAC Calgary CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11th Street South Minister J. R. CHAPMAN - Organist MR. D. MAISEY YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO 7 NIGHTS OF SONG AND STUDY OCTOBER 24th-3Ist 7:30 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. 25: "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.r "The New Family" p.m.: "The New Finale" -"Love and Peace" Sunday Services at 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 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, Plneher Creek S0UTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and 11th St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1971 UNITED NATIONS SUNDAY 11.00 a.m.-Morning Worship Music: Anthems-"HE WATCHING OVER ISRAEL." Mendelssohn "JESUS NAME OP WONDEROUS LOVE." Titcomb 11:00 a.m.-CHURCH SCHOOL IN ALL DEPARTMENTS Nursery Services Available McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave. and 24th St. S. Choir Director: Mr. H. Van Egteren Organist: MRS. C. GREENE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 197 J 11:00 a.m.-Title: BANFF ALIVE" Guest Speaker-Dr. W. A. Gray CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 9:30 a.m.-Junior and Intermediate Dept. (8 to 14 years). 11:00 a.m.-Preschool and Primary (to 7 years). FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner ef 5th Avenue and 13th Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDAIE Director of Music-MRS. DOROTHY GLOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1971 DIVINE WORSHIP-at 11:00 a.m. Guest Preacher:-Mr. Ralph C. Tennant of Lethbridge All Sunday School sessions will be held at 11:00 a.m. EVERY WEEK. NURSERY FACILITIES AVAILABLE "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME"