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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Saturday, Octobf r Religion Norbridge women reject abortion Abortion is not an accep- table solution for relieving personal and family distress, a convention of The Evangelical Church in Canada ruled recently in Saskatoon. Delegates" representing Norbridge Community Church. Vulcan Evangelical Church and Warner Memorial Church joined in support of resolutions made at the 37th annual convention of the denomination's Women's DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 327-2735 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS HOSPITALS, PRISONS CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 must s J R CHAPMAN, Minister Mr D Maisey. Organist "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service 1000am (Worship service for adults S S Classes for Children) Evening Service 7 00 p m EVERYBODY WELCOME CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4th AVE. S. SUNDAY 815am "The TRUTH That HEALS' 9 30 a m -Sunday School 11 00 a m -Church Service "PROPATION AFTER DEATH- WEDNESDAY 7 30 p m Meetina READING ROOM Open Noon-2 00 p m Tues Thurs Sat Missionary Society. Repudiating "abortion on demand." delegates resolved willingness to assist in abor- tions should not be made a condition for obtaining employment in the medical and nursing professions. Dr. E. W. Schmidt of Saskatoon, formerly a mis- sionary to Africa, introduced slides and a discussion on the abortion topic. The convention theme stressed Christian living in the home and community. Speakers included Alice Huff, representing the Oriental Missionary Society, and Margaret Stinton of Calgary. Norbridge delegates will have further opportunity to develop their missionary interest here this weekend. Ruth and Les Babcock of Vancouver will share their vi- sion of practical missionary assistance in a public meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday in Norbridge Community Church. Cornerstone in place 60 years Anniversary celebrations marking 60 years since the laying of the cornerstone at Southminster United Church. Lethbridge. will be observed Sunday. Dr. Nelson Mercer, presi- dent elect of the Alberta United Church Conference and minister at Central United Church. Calgary, will preach at 11 a.m. and p.m. worship. Dr. Mercer was a minister of the congregation 20 years ago. The present clergy are Rev. Kenneth Morris and his assistant. Bill Calderwood. LIMITED NUMBER OF COPIES NOW AVAILABLE 1973 Farm and Ranch Directories A complete Hating of all farms and ranches in the Lethbridge trading area, giving complete land locations .00 each Available at THE HERALD PRINTERS P.O. Box 516 Lethbridge, Alberta THE SALVATION ARMY 13024th AvenueS Corps Officers MAJORS THELMA M CORNEY. JOAN M. PIERCE a.m. Sunday School 11-00 a.m. Family Worship THE Gospel Rally followed by discussion Study uuc vm I TO MAKFTHE ARMY vr" IP r.H( IRC.H HOME Bethlen Presbyterian Church Avcnin North Minltttr B.A., B.D.. M.lh. Vivian Tolh English Worship a.m. Hungarian Worship a.m. Sunday School a.m. Drive-in worship accelerates growth New York Times Service GARDEN GROVE. Calif The Reformed Church in America, whose best known preacher is Dr. Norman Vin- cent Peale of Marble Collegiate Church in New York, is thinking positively about drive-in worship ser- vices these days. In spite of national gasoline shortages and campaigns against noxious auto fumes, the Dutch-heritage denomina- tion has chosen drive-in religion as its major vehicle for congregational growth in the 1970's. A Reformed Church pastor. Dr. Robert Schuller. pioneered the first of his denomination's drive-in churches. Garden Grove Com- munity Church, here in Southern California in 1955 when he stood on the roof of of the snack shop of a drive-in theatre and preached to a congregation on wheels. The Reformed Church now has 15 drive-in churches and several more are being planned. Most of them are in Southern California and Florida where mild weather permits whorshipers to park and pray all-year-round. "The genius of these churches is not just that the people may sit in their cars." declared Harold Hakken. who heads church development for the church's western synod from his office in Anaheim. "Drive-in churches offer a total program, many of them more full-blown than the typical traditional church." Drive-in churches are gain- ing members while most Protestant churches are posting membership declines. In the Reformed Church in America itself, national membership has fallen 7.500 within the last four years to 221.000. But in Southern California and Arizona, where the denomination has 10 drive-in churches, total membership has gone up by more than Many of the drive-in churches, like Garden Grove Community Church, which "has members and is the largest of its type in America, are designed so that the same service is visible from pwes inside a sanctuary and from autos outside. Worshippers walking into Garden Grove Community Church must cross a moat. Several indoor fountains burst torth during hymns and ebb during the sermon. A few drive-in congregations schedule separate worship services on their property and at nearby dnve-in movie theares. Sound systems at churches with their own drive-in sec- tions pipe the service to speakers between parking stalls or broadcast it through car radios The Church of the Rockies in Denver provides portable heaters so year-round drive-in parishioners won't get cold teet. Ushers take collection baskets around the asphalt aisles at each ot the outdoor churches. In addition to persons un- easy about attending traditional religious services, drive-in services make churchgoing possible for per- sons who are crippled, men- tally retarded, ill or who are informally attired. It's not unusual for worshippers to roll up in camper vans or mini-homes here in Orange County, where Schuller's drive-in church is now augmented by Lake Hills Community Church, a spin-off congregation on a 54-acre site south of Lion Country Safari Down and out Historic St. Catherine's House, which accommo- dated the Edmonton diocese offices of the An- glican Synod until recent- ly, collapses under a bull- dozer. The land was pur- chased by the provincial government and the of- fices moved to a city church. Gospel meet on Sunday Regular monthly evangelistic rallies get un- derway Sunday at 7 p.m. in Lethbridge Salvation Army Citadel. Designed to make practical use ot local congregation talent in active Gospel programs, the meetings will feature music, films, discus- sion groups and speakers. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th and Mayor Magrath Drive PASTOR BEV. H. J. JOST Phone 327-6113 School 11-00 Service Service "A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL 'Occult search shows people are uncertain' Organ Recital DIRKJANSZ ZWART OF ROTTERDAM HOLLAND CHARLES FOLEY London Observer Witches appear on TV talk shows, open Cahfornian supermarkets and make a pot ot money, whether by running the little corner shop that sells potions and patchouli, or with an "occult" best-seller that offers some good, strong, sim- ple explanation of the inex- plicable. Theories as to why the world has suddenly swung back towards a belief in the supernatural are legion The consensus is that it is a sub- stitute laith. the outcome of modern man's disillusion with a civilisation that lacks ideals and his craving for another world of deeper meaning. "A civilisation that reaches a stage of uncertainty in its own quest seeks aid from UGANDA REPORT A report on Christian mis- sionary activity in Uganda will be presented this weekend in Lethbridge at the New Hope Centre. 1505 6th Ave. S Rev. Hugh Layzell is scheduled to speak this even- ing at p.m. and again on Sunday at 11 a.m. Mr. Layzell has been involved in the for- mation of indigenous churches in Uganda, and will outline some of his experiences at these meetings. New Hope Centre pastor, Keith Hazell, extends a public invitation to these meetings. supernatural says author Paul Goodwin in Oc- cult America. "The occult renaissance is a sign that the people are troubled." "The huge desire for occult says Professor Iden Goodman, who teaches a course on dreams at Califor- nia State University, "is a reaction to our grossly materialistic culture." STRATEGY CHANGE Writer-lecturer Hal Lindsey. formerly a national speaker for Campus Crusade for Christ, takes another view: he says that Satan changed his strategy around 1967. and now seeks to en- courage a belief in the super- natural Either way. the commercial aspects appear to be un- limited. It is estimated that between five and six million Americans are devotees of some cult, sect or society, with at least another 25 million sympathetic and interested onlookers. There are registered astrologers in the United States, and they claim some 40 million customers a year. It's a billion dollar business. Take Mr. Lindsey's book. The Late Great Planet Earth, which sees a battle ahead between demons and Christians on earth, culminating in the return of Jesus Christ to save man from self-extinction. It has sold three million copies since its 1970 publication, while the successor Satan Is Alive And Well On Planet Earth is well on the way to a million after a feu- months. Naramata views world religions SPONSORED BY: LETHBRIDGE ORGAN CENTRE Recital will htld Octobtr 30-1973 Starting at p.m. In FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Avt. B. TiCk.U Av.ll.bl. .t: LETHBRIDGE CENTRE 306 9th St. S. OR AT THE POOR An introductory course ex- amining major world religions and a program about family life situations will be offered during the next month by Naramata Education Centre, Naramata, B.C. Set ior Nov 16 18, the religious study will be co- ordinated by Bob Gallacher of Oliver, B.C. Faiths to be ex- plored are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Origins and contemporary expressions of each faith will be stressed by use of films, selected reading from sacred texts, discussions and ceremonies. DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 During the same weekend, a couples conference will provide opportunity for husbands and wives to ex- amine how they relate one to another. NEW HOPE CENTRE 1501 6th (Formerly Church) A CHARISMATIC COMMUNICATION CENTRE This Saturday... October p.m. FELLOWSHIP RALLY Rev. HUGH LAYZELL of UGANDA, dis- tinctive Apostolic ministry from a man used of God to found hun- dreds of churches in Uganda. SUNDAY at Rev. Layzell ministers again, at p.m. Pastor Hazell. THERE IS HELP AND BLESSING FOR YOU AT HOPE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor-REV. T W ROYCROFT Service BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th Street South Service 7-30 p JEW AND ARAB WAR. A TRUE MEASURE IS DIVINE" W. Pickford Wednesday Class A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU St. Andrew's ou PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818-5 Avenue South Minister Reverend L D Hankmson, B A Oranist Mr W Vander Kooy 11-00 a m SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME" Church School-Kindergarten to Grade Six Nursery during Church hour p.m.-Fiim: "ON THE JOB TRAINING" Discussion will follow Mr. Lindsey, who lives with his wife and three daughters in California's expensive, ex- clusive Pacific Palisades, has become the apocalyptic guru ior the thriving Jesus Movement, drawing overflow crowds of and more to spots like the vast Melodyland Christian Centre, near Disneyland. Many of his fans are young, fundamentalist and fantaical believers in the Lindsey prophecies The occult phenomenon finds a counter- part in the fundamentalist revival, and the two feed off each other Sugar talks trouble Christians TORONTO (CP) A group of five Christian denominations has accused the federal government of scuttling efforts to re- negotiate the International Sugar Agreement. John Dillon, co-ordinator of the group known as GATT- Fly, said a letter pre- sented to the government accuses the federal government of dealing a severe blow to the aspira- tions of less developed countries for more justice in international trade. The group, sponsored by the Anglican, Lutheran, Presby- terian. Roman Catholic and United Churches, is objecting to the stand taken by Ottawa at the ISA talks in Geneva, which recently broke off without reaching an agreement. The group's main request to the federal government will be that Canada support a price level in the ISA that will restore the exporters' position, which has eroded through price declines and the devaluation of the Canadian dollar. Church 1614 5th Avenue South Minister Rev. G K. Churchill, B A M.Div Director of D. Berry Waterlow a.m. Sunday Church School 11-00 am Style of the Christian Life: THE OUTER LIFE OF SERVICE" Service of Presentation and Dedication EVENING OF VISITATION (No Evening Service) YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES 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., Folk Mass a.m. In Parish Hall_________ Church of the Nazarene 9th South St. Rev. R.G. DMtlay 327-4788 Awltt. Splcor 327-1158 School Worship Service Rev. Deasley Speaking 7-00 p.m.-Mr. Lawrence Edward speaking and showing slides of the Holy Land MID-WEEK SERVICES AS USUAL BETHEL A 716 23rd ST. N. 10.30a.m. T I S T p.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL WORSHIP SERVICES EVENING SERVICES (NURSERY FACILITIES FOR ALL SERVICES) ;