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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE September Herald-------------------------- Religion Another Bible off the press By McCANDLISH PHILLIPS "New York Times Service NEW YORK Another modern English version of the bible this one called The New International Bible is about to be made available to the public in its new testa- ment section. Its sponsor is the venerable New York Bible Society Inter- national, which has put over into the project since 1967. The 592-page first volume is off the press and is being dis- tributed throughout the United States in time for its Sept. 28 publication date. The new version is a joint effort by 110 bible scholars and professors selected from a wide spectrum of within the evangelical wing of Protestantism, chiefly in the United States, but also in Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand. All the participants had in common a professed belief in the verbal inspiration of the bible Rev Youngve R. Kindberg, executive director of the society here, described the work as 'an authoritative and faithful translation produced by men who hold a high view of scripture in other words, who recognize the Bible to be the word of God written, and an merrant revelation in the original autographs." The work is a fresh transla- tion from early Greek texts the editors say they aimed to occupy ground about midway between the formal grandeur of the King James Version and what they regard as the too-easy vernacularism of some contemporary renderings. The society plans to print paperback copies in October "in a great variety of formats and styles and sizes" for distribution to mis- sionaries at cost. It has granted the exclusive right to publish a commercial version to the Zondervan Bi- ble Publishers in Grand Rapids, Mich., which has made an initial press run of 100.000 copies. SUPPER FIGHTS Drawn from 34 denomin- ations running from the Church of England to the Church of the Nazarene the 110 committee members generally got along beautiful- ly in conference sessions, one participant said, but would sometimes "get into some pretty good fights during lunrh or supper." This diversity was deliberately arrived at in an effort to keep the version free of the taint of "denomin- ational and sectarian bias or Kindberg said. Kindberg said. EFC names executive secretary A Burlington, Ont., businessman has been ap- pointed executive secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Walter Lane, 57, brings a varied background of business and politics to his new position reports Rev Donald MacLeod. EFC presodent. Until June of this year, Mr Lane was technical director of Oakville education board. Previously, while residing in Oshawa, he served seven years as an alderman and was acting mayor for two years. The EFC is an inter faith alignment of evangelical denominations, congregations and individuals. Organized in 1965. it represents about 000 Canadian Christians. Member denominations include Northwest Canada conference of the Evangelical Church in Canada; Christian and Missionary Alliance; Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada; Evangelical Free Church; Brethren in Christ; Ontario district Missionary Church and the Mennonite Brethren. Religious affiliation declining British customs Preparing for harvest Vancouver evangelist Terry Winter outlines essential Christian characteristics nectssary Gospel outreach. Mr. Winter addressed more than 400 persons at a Key 73 New Life Rally in First Baptist Church, Lethbridge last weekend. Preacher forecasts grab sex photos evangelism change LONDON (AP) Sex education pictures sent to britam oy an American church group were held by customs authorities this week on grounds they are indecent The strips of still photographs were part of a consignment of books, movie films and records ordered by BBC television for a sex education program The materials were prepared by the Unitarian Church in the United States, the BBC said. 'We like to keep abreast of current trends in sex educa- tion throughout the a spokesman explained. Customs officials said the films were impounded under a law passed in 1876. "This prohibits the import of indecent books, pictures and publications. We considered the two foot strips were un- suitable for importation into this country." The spokesman would not disclose what the offending pictures portray The BBC said it does not know what is in them. The BBC has 28 days to appeal the confiscation. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES as a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS HOSPITALS, PRISONS WAL-A-THOT 327-4581 CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11thSt S J R CHAPMAN. Minister Mr D Maisey. Organ's! 'DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service 10 00am. (Worship service for adults S S Classes for Children) Evening Service 7 00 p m EVERYBODY WELCOME CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 12034th AVE.kS. SUNDAY 8 15 a m "The TRUTH That HEALS' 9 30 a m -Sunday School 11 00 a m -Church Service "REALITY" 4 00 p rn Public lecture at Allan Watson School, 6 Ave and Mayor Magrath Or WEDNESDAY 7 30 p m Meeting READING ROOM Noon-2 00 p m Tues Thurs. Sat Friendship shared at Magrath MAGRATH Colette Christensen of Magrath has some true friends in the United Church Women, LDS Church relief societies, Lutheran Church Women, Catholic Women's League and the Magrath Hospital Aux- iliary. Members of these organizations have been sitting with Miss Christensen in four-hour shifts for the past week in her room at the Magrath Municipal Hospital. She was injured in a farm accident. Suffering shock, she wanted someone in her room. For the first few critical days, Miss Christensen had special nurses. Then the women took over. They will be with her at her birthday party in the hospital Sunday. Church Army man pastors at Blairmore BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Captain Ralph Morris of the Anglican Church, Church Army, has taken over his new duties as minister of St. Lukes in Blair- more. He replaces Charles Gale who has accepted a posi- tion with the preventive social service department. Captain Morris, his wife Jean and their three daughters Ellen Jane, Ester Louise and Elizabeth Ann moved here from the West Coast Queen Charlotte Islands. THE SALVATION ARMY 13024th AvenueS Corps Officers MAJORS THELMA M. CORNEY, JOAN M. PIERCE a.m. Sunday School a.m. Family Worship 7-00 p.m. Evening Service p.m. Thursday Bible Study WE INVITE YOU TO MAKETHE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME Contemporary evangelistic procedures need to change if the Christian church is to con- tinue an effective outreach, one of Canada's youngest evangelists claims. "There have been excesses in evangelism." said Terry Winter of Vancouver, speak- ing in an interview during a Key 73 rally visit to Lethbridge last wekend. "Preaching is going to have to change. It needs to be more tasteful with more content. There is going to be more per- sonal evangelism with in- dividuals responding as total people, not just Mr. Winter said. Born in British Columbia and raised in what he terms a non-Christian environment, Mr. Winter is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif. Doctoral studies in pastoral theology focused Mr. Winter's thoughts on the work of five other evangelists Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, Bil- ly Graham, Dwight L. Moody and George Whitfield. EXPERIENCE Mr. Winter, 30, has preach- ed extensively in the United States and Canada since 1962. He has worked with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and shares musicians with that group. Following crusade meetings in the spring of 1972 at Medicine Hat, Mr. Winter formed his own association. The evangelist said he form- ed a new Christian organiza- tion because of a growing concern about who would con- tinue crusade ministry when other preachers pass from the scene. Mr. Winter said increased international demands keep Billy Graham too busy to come to Canada for crusades. Likewise, Leighton Ford, a Graham associate evangelist and brother-in-law who once travelled in crusades across Canada, has increasing demands on his time elsewhere. "Canadian evangelist Barry Moore is 47, and the Campbell-Reese team aren't far Mr. Winter said. "We felt there needed to be someone younger coming along to take their place." YOUTH APPEAL Mr Winter claims his youthful appearance give him added appeal to young people, noting evangelists tend to attract different followings around them. "I really don't like that name he said. "We are trying to make the evangel known in a contem- porary manner. Our crusades are different in that they in- volve a whole season in one city, training for the crusade and roiiow-up work. The week of cru1-.. --c- meetings is just a focal point." Mr Winter says his associa- tion does most of its work out oi Vancouver. "I'm away from home about two or three months a year My wife Joan does not travel with me, although she does participate in Vancouver area meetings. We have four children." A verbal ability to distill the essence of the Gospel to un- churched people is the reason Mr. Winter gave for choosing the evangelistic circuit over a pastoral ministry. Among future plans of his association, Mr. Winter said he is planning production of a television program. Noting a speaking time on camera of about five minutes, Mr. Winter explained the telecast will make maximum use of visual imagery to convey the Christian message. As a result of public com- ments at the Key 73 rally Sun- day evening, a cross-section of 40 clergy and laymen met with the evangelist to discuss future crusade plans Lethbridge Ministerial Association president. Rev. Alberta Baldeo told the rally city churches expressed littie interest in a crusade when surveyed last spring. Mr. Winter now claims Christian workers want to ex- amine the prospects of a city- wide crusade, an idea already receiving wide support in sur- rounding district congregations. A meeting has been schedul- ed for late October at which time plans for a possible Terry Winter Crusade in Lethbridge in 1974 will be studied. OTTAWA (CP) Figures released recently by Statistics Canada indicate a slight decline since 1961 in the percentage of Canadians reporting some religious af- filiation. Among Protestant religions, the United Church showed the biggest decrease The 20.1 per cent of Canadians belonging to that denomination in 1961 dropped to 17.5 per cent in 1971. The Anglican Church lost percentage points in the same 10-year period. There also was a slight percentage decrease in the Baptist, Lutheran and Presbyterian churches Showing slight increases were the Roman Catholic Church, up by half a point and the "other" category which includes all denominations observing the Greek Orthodox rites as well as persons who indicated no religious af- filiations The report is based on 1961 and 1971 census figures. In 1971 in Canada there were Anglicans, Baptists, Greek Orthodox, Lutherans, Presbyterians, 890 Roman Catholics. belonging to the United Church, Jews and "Others." CWL meets NEW DAYTON (HNS) The September meeting of the Catholic Women's League was held at the home of Mrs. Enos Kaupp with seven members and Father O'Reilley present. Canoe adventure teaches St. John's boys courage EDMONTON (CP) A treacherous canyon in British Columbia proved to be the stumbling block for a group of students from St. John's School of Alberta who attempted this month to duplicate part of a voyage made by explorer Alexander Mackenzie. Fifty boys from the Anglican boarding school about 40 miles southwest of here set out Sept. 7 for Prince George, B.C., where they em- barked on an ambitious ex- pedition to send two brigades with about four large canoes each, from opposite ends to meet at a pass linking the Parsnip and Eraser Rivers. One group, the Parsnip River Brigade, began its voyage at Tacheeda Lakes near Anzac, a timber opera- tion about 50 miles northeast of Prince George. The other group, the McGregor River Brigade, started at Upper Fraser. "We were to meet at the top of the pass which Mackenzie used in 1792 to get to the Pacific 'said Mike Saunders, one of two teachers who accompanied the boys. "As near as we could deter- mine, there have been ac- counts of two groups who tried it unsuccessfully now there are accounts of three." Two senior students aged 18 accompanied the boys, who ranged in age from 13 to 17 and were ''all new boys who had never been on a canoe trip before." Mr. Saunders travelled with the McGregor River Brigade ''the one that gummed up the works." TIME LIMIT A time limit had been plac- ed on the 130-mile trip. Students had until Sept. 14 to reach the pass. If they failed to meet that deadline, they were to turn around and go back. "The Parsnip River Brigade successfully reached the top of the pass in five Mr. Saunders said. "At that point their map ran out. We had the other half." The plan had been for the two groups to exchange maps at the meeting place and for the one group then to travel the section just covered by the other. Without the exchange of maps, the only alternative was for each group to retrace its steps. The McGregor River Brigade had been warned about a canyon it would en- counter en route, but members were not prepared for what they met, Mr. Saunders said. "We were going against the current on the McGregor River when we hit this canyon of sheer walls. We couldn't paddle because the current was too fast." They developed a system whereby a group of boys would climb up the cliffs, then descend and throw a rope which would be used to pull the canoes a short distance. There were no injuries, but the group did lose a dog the first time a canoe overturned in the canyon. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive PASTOR REV. H. J. JOST Phone 327-6113 a.m -CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR 11-00 a WORSHIP SERVICE p.m SERVICE "A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL" CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor REV T W ROYCROFT Service 7jQO.p.m.-rEvariing Service .______________ NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. Pastor: D.E. SIPE a.m. Sunday School and Communion Service BROKEN CIRCLE" Play presented by the Hillcrest Teens from Medicine Hat. Special music by the Harmonetts Ladies Trio EVERYONE CORDIALLY WELCOME. COME CELEBRATE! This Saturday, 29th Sept. at See the Sound Film "CHRISTIAN CELEBRATION" which has the testi- monies of Art Linkletter, Dale Evans and many foot- ball and sports personalities at Grey Cup 1972. SUNDAY at and Praise, Worship and be motivated with us at NEW HOPE CENTRE 1501 6th Ave. S. (Formerly Hope Reformed Church) A CHARISMATIC COMMUNICATION CENTRE _______ A Series of Special Undenominational GOSPEL MEETINGS in Lethbridge Moose Hall, 1234 3 Avenue N. Sundays at p.m. Our purpose is to bring faith to those who have no faith, and to strengthen the faith of those who do. Our message is Christ. Everyone Welcome. CONDUCTED BY BARBARA TAYLOR EMILY YOUNG LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR M L ISRAELSON 520 7th Street South Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. 9-45 a School with classes for all ages am Worship p.m Service SPECIAL MUSIC p.m and Bible Study 30 People's Service A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO ALL AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) OAIIIT AIIPIICTItiE'C Corner 4th Avenue and oAINl AUuUdllNtO 11th Street South REVEREf :3 L FRANK LEE. B A S T B Rector REVEREND DEREK HOSKIN L Th Curate DENNIS WHITELEY, A Mus T C L A R C 0 Organist and Choirmaster a.m.-Holy Communion 9.00 a.m.-Holy Communion 11 00 am Festival Services Choral Eucharist, Senior Choir (NURSERY PROVIDED) All Departments of Church School MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, October 4th, 9.30 a.m Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN Corner 12th St. C and 6th Ave. N. Rector The Reverend Canon RobertW Cowan BA ._ FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY School m Parish Hall Eucharist "HARVEST THANKSGIVING" LETHBRIDGE ALLIANCE SO. CHURCH MINISTER; D. Qojdtmlth a.m. Family Sunday School p.m. CHINESE "GOD CENTERED OR SELF CENTERED" "MORAL FREEDOM" Sunday, Oct. 7th REV. DAVID RAMBO President Canadian Bible College presented by SOUTHSIDE CHURCH of CHRIST SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 S. Donald R Givens. Evangelist Sunday: Biblo Study 10am Worship: 11 a m and 6pm Wed.: 7 30 p m For information and Home Study Phone: 328-0972 or 328-08SS rvcnvoNE WELCOME. ;