April 24, 2016
Guest Speaker

Reference

Psalm 90

Speaker: Dr. Terry Fossen ~ Associate Regional Minister; Alberta Baptist Association

Psalm 90

40 YEARS AGO
• Population of the World…4,139,572,031
• Population of Canada…23,449,000
• Population of Alberta…1,838,035
• Population of Edmonton…461, 559
• Population of St. Albert…23, 905

40 YEARS AGO
• Monarch of the Commonwealth-Queen Elizabeth II
• Chairman of the People's Republic of China-Mao Zai Tung dies & is replaced by Hua Guofeng
• Chairman of the United Soviet Socialist Republic-Leonid Brezhnev
• President of the United States-Gerald Ford until November when Jimmy Carter is elected
• Prime Minister of England-James Callaghan
• Prime Minister of Canada –Pierre Elliot Trudeau
• Premier of Alberta –Peter Lougheed
• Mayor of St. Albert- Richard Plain
• Mayor of Edmonton – Terry Cavanagh

40 YEARS AGO
• The U.S. celebrates its Bicentennial
• An earthquake in China kills 655,000
• The world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins in Sudan
• Palestinian extremests hijack a plane with 258 on board…taking it to Uganda…where Israeli commandos free the hostage…
• Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia

40 YEARS AGO
• Summer Olympics are held in Montreal, Quebec
• Bruce Jenner (now Caitlan) won the Olympic Decathalon
• Winter Olympics are held in Innsbruck, Austria
• World Series Champions – Cincinnati Reds
• NBA Championship – Boston Celtics
• Superbowl– Pittsburgh Steelers
• Stanley Cup Champions – Montreal Canadians
• Grey Cup Champions – Edmonton Eskimos…led by quarterback…Don Getty…

40 YEARS AGO
• Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley & MASH & All In The Family…most popular on TV…
• Rocky & One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest…were premiered…on the ‘big screen’…
• The most popular musicians were…Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, The Four Seasons, The Bay City Rollers, Paul McCartney & Wings, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Queen, ABBA
• The CN Tower in Toronto…is completed and becomes the tallest free standing structure in the world…
• The Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak
• The Concorde Jet cuts Trans-Atlantic flights to 3.5 hours.
• NASA unveiled it first space shuttle…the Enterprise
• The ‘Timbit’ was introduced…

40 YEARS AGO
• Average Cost of new house…$ 42,000.00
• Average wages per year…$ 15,500.00
• Average cost of a new mid-size car…$ 3200.00
• Cost of a liter of gas…20 cents

40 YEARS AGO
• Among the North American Baptists…
o The total number of churches was 352…
o The total number of members was 57,034
o The total number of baptisms was 2031
o The total per capita giving was $303.00/year


AND FOR THE RECORD

40 YEARS AGO
• I was just 22 year old…

CERTAINLY
• A lot of things DO change…in 40 years…
o I only have to look in the mirror…

AND OF COURSE
• A lot CAN happen in those years…
o Happy things & hard things…
o Strong things & stressful things…
o Exciting things & exhausting things…

BUT
40 YEARS AGO
• Something must have been ‘stirring’…