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SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21, 1901.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS
GIVEN TO-MORROW
EPISCOPAL
, - St. Mark's Episcopal.
' MORNING, 10:30. ; iij£
Processional. "Hark., the Voice Eternal,"
E. J. Hopkins.
Venite, W. Lee.
Benedicts, Quadruple chant, Clement R.
Gale.
Benedictue, Boyce,
Litany hymn, Savior, When in. Dust, F. A.
J. Hervey. ' '•.:'. "^
Offertory, Seek Ye the Lord, Bradley.
Recessional, Rejoice, Rejoice Believers,
Lausanne Psalter.
CHORAL EVENSONG. 7:30.
Processional, Hark, the Voice Eternal, K.
J. Hopkins.
Ferial Responses, Joseph Barnby.
Bonum TEst, P. Henley:"
Deu» MUeratur, Beethoven. ' V-
Offertory, Calm on the Listening Ear, Pin
sutl; And the Glory -of the Lord. Handel.
Receslonal, Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers, Lv-
Banne, Psalter.
The full vested "boy choir of forty voice*
■will be directed by G. H. Normington, or
ganist. • - ■ .
FRESBVTERAIS
M't'itmiiister Church.
X large chorus of many of the best voices
in the city will assist' in the Westminster
services to-morrow.. Among other attractive
numbers in the morning will be a duet, Par
ker's "In Softest Slumber Rest," sung by
Miss Clara Williams and H. E. George. In
the evening the chorus will present Horatio
W. Parker's famous..sacred cantata, "The
Holy Child," which • has• been prepared under
the direction of Professor H. L. Woodruff.
This cantata consists of "the following num
bers: Tenor solo, "The Angel"; chorus,
"Wight in Bethlehem" (Pastorale); soprano
solo, "The Visit of the Shepherds"; chorus,
"The Manger Throne"; soprano ond tenor
tuet, "Cradle. Hymn"; male quartet, "Pro
«*s«slon of the Magi": barytone solo, "The
Prophetic Song"; chorus, "Hymn of Praise."
Bethlehem Presbyterian.
MORNING.
Anthem, The Manger at Bethlehem, Choral
Union; violin obligate by Mr. Shibley.
Quartet, The First Christmas (Barnby).
(a) The Annunciation, (b)'The Message to the
Shepherds, (c) Cradle Sons of the Blessed
Virgin, (d) Gloria in Excelsis; soprano. Miss
Hammond; alto. Miss Ella Robertson; tenor, ,
E. G. Biggin*; bass, T. R. Shaw.
Anthem, O, Be Joyful in the Lord, F. Peel,
Choral Union.
EVENING.
Selection by the Sunday school orchestra.
Solo, The Universal King, Miss Ella Robert
eon; violin obligate, Mr. Shibley.
Quartet, Sing O Heavens; soprano, Miss
Hemmond; alto. Miss Ella Robertson; tenor,
E. G. Hlggdue; bass, T. R. Shaw.
Anthem, Praise Ye the Father, Choral union
End orchestra.
Anthem. The Heavens Are Telling, from
"Th 3 Creation," Choral union and orchestra.
Pianist, Miss Ethel Hobart.
Bethany Presbyterian.
MORNING.
Organ voluntary—Allegretto, Forbes, Miss
Edna M. Coffin.
Soprano solo. Good Will To Men, Miss Alye
Spraguo.
Anthem, Peace on Earth; Good Will to
Me::, Gabriel, quartet.
Offertory, Chrism as carol, Stumer.
Bass solo, Only Tired. E. Wammer.
Hlvcrsiik- Chapel.
The Christmas service in Riverside chapel
to-morrow evening will be largely musical,
■with tho following numbers:
Soprano and alto duet, with chorus. List,
th.- Bods, MUs.s Anderson and Larson.
Quartet, He Comes.
Mezzo soprano solo, Miss Youngreu, Hark,
Hark, My Soul.
licet for violin and piano, the Misses Wal
toi..
Alto and barytone duet, The Wonderful
Name, Miss Youngien and Mr. Pry or.
Stewart Mcuioriul.
The choir of Stewart Memorial Presbyterian
ohuivh will give a Christmas program of mu
t:« to-morrow as follows:
Out of Judaii Is a Scepter, E. L. Ashford-
Sanctus, Adam Geible.
Hark, What Mean Those Holy Voices, P.
A. Schnecker.
Offertory, O, Babe Divine, Louis R. Dress
ier.
COH GRECATIO !i AL,
Plymouth Congregational.
Organ Preludium, Guilmant.
Hymn, "i>. Come All Ye Faithful."
Chorus, carol, "Wonderful Night." Brewer.
Tenor recitative and air. "There Were
Sht-pherds," Brewer; W. O. Newgord.
Chorus, "It Is the Christ, Our God,"
Brewer.
Quartet anthem, "O Sing to God," Gounod.
Offertory, "To You the Blessedness -He
Bears," Brewer: W. S. Woodworth.
Contralto solo, "O Jesus, Lay Thy Gentle
Head," Brewer: Miss Helen Hall.
Chorus, "Now Praise We All Our God,"
Brewer.
Organ, march on a theme from Handel,
Guilmant.
At 4 o'clock there will be a vesper service
•with the Bethel and Drummond Hall Sunday
schools in attendance. This will take the
place of *he regular Sunday school session
and of the usual evening service and will be
unique and interesting.
Park Avenue Conjsresrationnl.
MORNING.
Orjran prelude, "Aye Maria," Henselt.
Anthem, "The People That Walked in
Darkness." Rogers.
Soprano solo, "My Redeemer and My Lord,"
Buck: Mrs. Alice Adrian Pratt.
Anthem, "The Birthday of a King," Neid
linger: Mrs. French and choir.
Organ postiude. Whiting.
EVENING.
Organ, grand chorus in B flat, Dubois; Dean
Fletcher.
Anthem, "The People That Walked in
Darkness." Rogers.
Duet, "The Crucifix." Faure; J. A.' Wil
liams. Hal J. Stevens.
Contralto solo, "Consider and Hear Me,"
Mletzke: Mrs. E. W. French.
Anthem. "Abide With Me," S^hneeker.
Barytone solo, "Glory to God." Rotoli;
Hal J. Stevens.
Anthem, "God Who Madest Earth and
Heaven," Gilchrlst: Mrs. Pratt and choir.
Trio. "I Will Give Unto Him That Is
Athirst." Coombs; Mrs. Pratt. Mrs. French,
J. A. William.
Anthem, "Fear Not Ye. O. Israel." Sp.icker.
Organ postlude, "Hallelujah Chorus," Ilan
del; Dean Fletcher.
The choir consists of Mrs. Alice Adrian
Pratt, soprano: Mrs. E. W. French, contralto;
Percy Saunders. tenor; Leslie Williams, bass;
assisted by J. A. Williams, tenor, and Hal
J. Stevens, barytone. Dean Fletcher, organ
ist and musical direr-tor.
Lorn dale Coimrretcattoiial.
MORNING.
Organ, Alloluliah, Parker.
Ai'thcm, Behold, I Bring Good Tidings,
Barnby.
Offertory, The Gift, Behrend, Miss Mabel
Otis.
Anthpm, Jubilate Deo. Buck.
Postlude. March Religioso, Anon.
In the evening the cantata "The Holy City"'
by Alfred R. Gaul will be given, as follows:
Introduction (Instrumental), Mrs. W. M.
Babcoek: organ, Mrs. H. N. Kendall.
Chorus. No Shadows Yonder.
Aria, My Soul Is Athirst for God, Mrs. D.
J. Burns.
Trio. At Eventide It Shall Be Light. Mrs.
I>. M. Weishoou, Mrs. D. j. Burns, Miss Ma
bel Otis.
Solo, Eye Hath Not Seen, Miss Mabel Otis.
Chorus, For Thee, O Dear Country, Thine i
Is tbe Klneaoro.
Aria, A New Heaven, Taeo Hazel.
chorus, Let the Heavens Rejoice.
Aria, A New Haven, Theo Hazel.
Aria, Come, Ye Blessed of My Father, Miss
Mabel Otis.
Aria, These Arj They Whi?h Came Out of
Great Tribulation, Mrs. D. M. Wetshoon.
Ladies quartet, bass obligato <by T. W.
Kagel, List, the Cherubic Host.
Chorus, Sanctus
The singers will be Mines. D. M. Weishoon,
D. J. Bairns, C. H. Trowbridge, E. A. Jones.
Misses Mabel Otis, Mabel Chase, Evu Craw
ford, Belle Hays, Dr. O. H. King, J. J. Bullis,
H. W. Tisdale, A. A. Abbott, T. W. Nagel,
D. M. Weishoou, C. H. Trowbridge, W. Schal
ler. Mrs. H. N. Kendall is organist and di
rector.
Pilgrim Congregational.
The regular quartet, consisting of Miss
Wilkinson, soprano; Miss Wingate, contralto;
Mr. Mclntyre, bass; Mr. Shannon, tenor, and
Miss Rickard, organist, will give the follow
ing program under the direction of Miss Win
gate:
MORNING.
Organ voluntary, Hosannah, Dubois.
Anthem, And There Were Shepherds, John
ston.
Carol, Brightest and Best, Havens.
Contralto solo, Christmas, Shelley.
Postlude, Toccata Dorico, Bach.
EVENING.
Voluntary, Theme from an Offertolre.
Anthem, Magnificent, Marks.
Soprano and tenor duet, The Lord Is My
Light, Buck.
Anthem, The Wondrous Story, Adams'.
Postlude, Grand March from Aida, Verdl-
Shelley.
Lovrrj- Hill Congregational.
MORNING.
Voluntary. Msrch of the Magi, Dubois.
Anthem, Calm on the Listening Ear, Mars
ton, choir.
Duet, Christmas, Harry Row© Shelley, Miss
Bradley and Mr. Merriam.
Solo and chorus, Bethlehem. Coombs, Mrs.
Bennett and choir.
Solo, Judea, George Lowell Tracy, Mrs.
Beunett.
P>sthide, Pastorale, Battman.
The c-holr is composed of Mrg. C. E. Ben
nett, soprano; Miss Bradley, alto; E. A. Mer
riam, tenor, and Mr. Moffatt, bass.
Fremont Avenne Congregational
MORNING.
Anthem, Awake, Put On Thy Strength,
Protheroe.
Response, I Am the Way, Armstrong.
Anthem, Brightest and Best, Bruskett.
EVENING.
Anthem, Break Forth Into Glory, Berridge.
Bass solo, The Lord Is King, Coombs; A.
E. "McLean.
Anthem, The Lord Is Great, Righine.
The quariet includes Mrs. E. M. Cawcutt,
i Miss Wassprzieher, A. E. McLean and Mr.
I Roberts, with A. E. Bush as organist.
First Conicreffational.
MORNING SERVICE AT 10:30.
Organ prelude, pastoral syrupony, Mes
siah, Handel.
Anthem, There Were Shepherds. M. B.
Foster.
Solo, O, Little Town of Bethlehem, C. A.
Marshall; J. L. Hjort.
Solo and quartet, Birthday of the King,
Nledlinger; Mr. Sewall and quartet.
Solo, The Angel's Christmas Song, J. H.
Brewer; Miss Hall.
Anthem, The Angel's Song, Shackley; Mr.
Hjort and chorus.
Organ postlude, "Hallelujah Chorus," Han
del. *
MUSICAL SERVICE AT 7:30.
Selections from the cantata, Story of Beth
lehem, J. E. West.
Organ introduction.
Bass recitative and chorus, Bethlehem.
Tenor solo, O'er Salem's Towers. j
Bass recitative. Let Us Go to Bethlehem.
Chorus, 0, Ci;me All Ye Faithful.
Soprano solo. In Bethlehem's Royal City.
Bass recitative, Shepherd's Rejoice.
Chorus and quartet. Rejoice, Ye Nations.
The cantata. The Holy Night, J. H. Brewer.
Organ prelude, Night.
Chorus, Wonderful Night.
Tenor recitative and aria. There Were Shep
herds.
Chorus, It Is the Christ.
Bass solo. To You the Blessedness.
Chorus, Then Let Us Joyful Be.
Chorale, AIT Christians May Rejoice.
Soprano recitative and aria, Mark Thou My
Heart.
Quartet, Welcome, Thrice Welcome.
Contralto solo, O, Jesus, Lay Thy Gentle
Head.
Chorus, Now Praise We All Our God.
The choir includes Miss Ednab Hall, so
prano; Miss Daisy Steeje, contralto; J. L.
Hjort, tenor: George M. Sewall, bass, and
will be assisted by a chorus of twenty-five
' under the direction of Claranca A. Marshall,
organist.
METHODIST
Hennepin Avenue Methodist.
MORNING SERVICE AT 10:30.
Prelude Pastoral Symphony, from Messiab,
organ and violin.
Tenor eolo and quartet, O, Holy Night,
Adam, D. Alvin Davies and choir.
Soprano solo (with violin obligato), Bart
lett, Bcthlehe.m, Miss Alberta Fisher.
Anthem, Hail the King, Thompson, solo
and quartet.
Violin solo, Adagio Religioso, Vieuxtemps,
Carl Riedelsberger.
Contralto solo, O, Thou That Tellest, from
Messiah, Mre. Maud Adams Waterman.
Carol, O, Little Town of Bethlehem, Haw
iey, choir.
Postiude, organ and violin, selected.
EVENING SERVICE, AT 7:30.
Organ, three sacred tone pictures, Mail
ing, (a) Shepherds in the Field*, (b) The
Magi Kings, (c) Bethlehem (pastorale).
Anthem, Christmas, Shelley, double quartet.
Contralto solo, selected, Mn*. Maud Adams
Waterman.
Cantata, The Holy Night, by John Hyatt
Brewer.
The regular church quartet, consisting of
Miss Alberta Fisher, soprano; Mrs. Maud
Adams Waterman, contralto: Alvin Davies,
tenor, and Fred Cady, barytone, will be as
sisted by Mrs. H. Latham, soprano; Miss E.
Chenevert, alto; William B. Heath, tenor;
Eugene Stevens, bass, and Carl Riedelsber
ger, violinist. Emil Ober Hoffer is organist
and director.
Wesley Methodist.
MORNING.
Prelude, Pastorale. Widor.
The Star of Bethlehem, Mr. Dale and quar
tet, Marstan.
The Heavenly Message, Coombs, Maude
Dinner Jones and quartet.
O, Be Joyful in the Lord, Buck, quartet.
Postlude, March in B fiat, Silas.
EVENING.
Bethlehem, Coombs, Maude tTlmer Jones.
The Chimes of Christmas Morn, Dressier,
Mrs. L. M. Parks, with violin obHgato by J.
E. Frank.
The Holy Night, Adams-Buck, quartet.
Violin solo, Ber.edictus, MacKinsie, Mr.
Frank.
Nazareth, Gounod-< Buck, Dr. Muckey and
quartet.
Duet, Love Divine, Stainer, Maude Ulmer
Jones and Herbert Dale.
Artoe, Shine, I^ansing, quartet.
Postlude, Grand Chorus (in D), Guilmant.
William S. Marshall is organist and di
rector.
Simpson Methodist.
MORNING, 10:30.
Voluntary, Coronation March, Meyerbeer.
Anthem, Angels from the Realms of Glory.
Response, Calm on the Listening Ear,
Sch nicker.
Anthem, There Were Shepherds, Westhoff.
Offertory solo, Judea, Gardner, O. D. Ja
quess.
Postlude, Mendelssohn.
EVENING. 7:.°.n.
Trio, March, Schubert, violin, 'cello and
piano.
Anthem, Glory to God, Upham.
Quartet, While Shepherds Watched, Good
rich.
Anthem, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.
Offertory solo, Mrs. Albert Larson"
Tostlude.
The quartet is composed of Mrs. Albert
Larson, soprano; Mrs. J. B. Allen, alto; O. D.
Jaquess. tenor; R. R. Langrell, bass; Miss
Mabelle Darrow, pianist, and will be assisted
by W. A. Sands, 'cellist, and H. A. Sands,
violinist.
First Methodist.
The Christmas music to-morrow will be
under the direction of Mi3s Pearl Fritz, organ
ist, and will be given by a choir consisting of
Miss May Williams, soprano; Mrs. Everts, alto;
Mr. Elliot, tenor, and F. G. Pettis, barytone.
The program will be as follows:
Organ, Pastorale, Ouilniaut. j j
Hark, Tlhose Holy Voices, Verdi.
Soprano solo. Miss Williams.
Calm on Listening Ear, Marston.
The Glad Tidings, Brewer.
Christmas Song, A. Adam, Mr. Pettis.
Brightest and Best, Rubinstein.
Organ, Triumphal March, Mendelssohn.
BAPTIST
lirst Baptlat.
MORNING.
Organ prelude, Grand Chorus, Salome.
Chorus with soprano solo. Good Tidings,
J. C. Bartlett.
Quartet, Angels from the Realms ol Glory,
Lansing.
Postlude, Festal March, Calkin.
The large chorus choir under the direction
of Frances E. Woodward, has prepared an ex
cellent program of Christmas music to be
given to-morrow evening. The ohoir will be
assisted by a quartet and Miss Verna Golden,
violinist. The program will be as follows:
Prelude, to St. Cecelia, Baptiste.
Oh, Holy Night, Adam, chorus with solo by
Frances E. Woodward.
Sanctus, Gounod, chorus with solo by
Trafford Jayne.
Recitation and air. Rejoice Greatly, from
MorJah, Emily Kills Woodward.
King All Glorious, Barnby, chorus with ten
or and barytone solos.
Violin solo. Largo,. Handel, Miss Verna
Golden.
Good Tidings, J. C. Bartlett, Chorus, so
prano solo and violin obligato.
Bethlehem, Homer Bartlett, quartet.
Postlude, Hallelujah, from Messiah, Handel.
Olivet Baptist.
Chrletmas service will be held to-morrow
evening and will include the cantata, "The
Holy Night," by John Hyatt Brewer. The
choir includes Mrs. S. H. Lockin, soprano;
Genevleve Lawrence, alto; S. H. Lockin,
tenor; E. M. Burnside, basso; N. P. Stewart,
organist and director.
Calvary Baptist.
MORNING.
Prelude, The Palms, Faure, 'Mrs. Jones,
Mr Watson.
Anthem, Angels from the Realms of Glory,
Pulpit and Pew
CHURCH'S FINANCES
Paper Read by E. C. Brown Before
Presbyterian Ministers.
FIVE BRIEF RULES LAID DOWN
Church Contributions to Be t oitsiii
ered ti Regular, Legitimate
Family Expense.
The Presbyterian ministers at last
Monday morning's meeting invited the
elders of their church to listen to an ad
dress on church finances by Ernest C.
B/own of the First National bank, a mem
ber of the Presbyterian church. Mr.
Brown spoke from his viewpoint which is
based upon years of observation and ex
perience in church financiering. He plead
ed first for the education of the people in
Christian giving, tor the consideration of
church contributions as a regular, legi
imate family expense, for an interest
in the whole work instead of certain parts
of it, and for an individual common fund
ready for the cal lwhich any benevolence
may make upon it. In conclusion he made
suggestions to the pastor, to the session,
which has charge of spiritual affairs of
the church in the Presbyterian form of
government, to the trustees, to the treas
urer and to the people. Mr. Brown said
in partr:
In church financiering we are endeavoring
to cultivate the spirit of cheerful, intelligent
giving, in order that the gospel may "be pro
claimed with lmpressiveuess, attractiveness
and comprehensiveness to all the world. This
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REV. D. E. WILSON,
The new Congregational minister just in
stalled at Wayzata.
should not seem a difficult problem, but it is
admitted by those who have been trying to
solve it that while God's gifts to us are free
and unnumbered, his people are not a a body
rendering unto the Lord in proportion to the
benefits he is loading upon them. Gold is of
little value in church work, to the River at
least, unless the heart goes with it. When a
man of the world is converted away down to
his pocketbook, he is a new creature indeed.
The secret of successful Christian work will
be attained only when by faithful education,
appeal and entreaty you strike through cold
ness, formality and selfishness down to the
rich and abounding veins of gratitude and
love and find there a voluntary flow equal to
all demands.
Church's Supply and Demand.
Now. to be practical, let 'us consider the
church's financial supply and demand. I
would not have necessary home expenses and
benevolences so widely divorced in the giver'
mind, making the support of missions a more
or less voluntary matter with the individual.
Each contributor,should enter into the whole
work and hot feel that be had fulfilled his
obligation wnon. lie has paid his pew rent or
j redeemed his pledge for congregational-ex
i penses. calling this assessment for legitimate
j expenses benevolence and stopping there. Take
the high ground that pew rent is as neces
sary a family expense as house rent, the sur
roundings and atmosphere o! church life as
needful for the proper cultivation and devel
opment, of your children as a beautiful home
life. There are those who endeavor to escape
as cheaply as possible, and with one a. curd
begin to make excuses when special appeals
are made. One common fund for suoh is the
only way of escape.
Having denned expenses and benevolences
let us set about in a systematic way to
lay aside a definite sum as the Lord shall
prosper us. It would be found quite possible
in most cases if the trial were made. If
the heart is willing the way will be discov
ered and the satisfaction of having a fund
to draw upon for the many calls made would
more than compensate for the effort.
Beut Way to Provide.
What is the best way to provide regularly
for our needs?
Some say the pew rent system and some
say the voluntary pledge. Why not both, if
necessary, working together? The use of en
velopes should certainly be encouraged among
the young for their own sakes, at least, and
not a few cf the older ones should be in
cluded who would otherwise drop only chance
change in the boxes'.
How shall we obtain the best results from
the people? They should be taken into our
confidence more than they often are. Trus
tees are apt to plan and contrive and carry
as individuals an obligation belonging to the
entire corporation. This might be avoided
Iby keeping in touch with the people, making
them to feel the common burden and realize
that it does not along belong to the trustees
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
Sehnecker, Miss Alice Magoon, Leslie Mans
field, chorus.
Anthem, The Manger of Bethlehem, Haven,
Miss Eleanor Nesbet, Mrs. Willard J. Hield,
Lyle Greenfield, ohorus.
Violin solo, Meditation, Mistake, Mrs. Ben
jamin W. Mulford.
Offertory solo, Cradled in a Manger Lowly,
Sehnecker, Miss Eleanor Nesbet.
Central Baptist.
VESPER SERVICE, 4 P. M.
Organ prelude, allegro (Sonata Op. 66) Men
dels&ohn.
Anthem, Sing O Heavens, Tours.
Response, Nearer to Thee, Rheinberger-
Brown.
Solo, with violin obligato, O Little Town of
Bethlehem, Bartlett, Mr. Williams.
Offertory, violin and organ, Andante,
Thome.
Anthem, The Lord Is My Light, Parker.
Solo, with violin obllguto, Adore and Be
Still, Gounod, Miss Braun.
Frederick G. Simpson is organist and direc
tor.
I'XIVEHSAUST
AU Soul's ChuMh.
MORNING.
There Were Shepherds, Wrigh*t.
In the Country Nigh to Bethlehem, Howard.
O'er the Hills of Bethlehem, Shelley.
Offertory solo, The Anthem Celestial,
Adams, Miss Hiscock.
The choir consists of Miss Hiscock, soprano;
Miss Knowlton, mezzo soprano; Miss Jennie
Hiscock, alto; Mr. Coirlle, tenor; Mr. Mowry,
bass.
PORTLAND AY. CHURCH OF CHRIST
The following special music will be given
by the quartet, Mrs. H. D. Ecton, soprano;
Mrs. T. P. Mathews, contralto; A. I. Sanborn,
tenor; E. H. How, bass, assisted by Mlsa Ida
Salisbury: Anthem, "Rejoice Ye Pure in
Heart," Whitby; duet and chorus, "And There
Were Shepherds," J. W. Herman; offertory, :
,"O, Little Town of Bethlehem," Neidlander; I
duet, "My Faith Looks Up to Thee," Bass- j
ford; "Silent Night," German melody; Miss
E. Stahler is director and Miss Elsie Ireland
organist.
or the pastor. Come to them in emergencies
and you will be surprised how magnificently
they will respond Their indifference has been
the indifference of ignorance.
Be careful in the selection of treasurer. He
should be more than a mere custodian of
funds, an intelligent paymaster. He should
be a man who understands men, and women,
too, who are not always used to strict busi
ness methods. He must be approachable, per
suasive, smooth, as well as firm, enjoying the
confidence of all. Remember that in money
matters people are most sensitive. Do not
a3k too much of your treasurer. Have an as
sistant who shall relieve -him of the merely
clerical work.
Let the trustees be broad-minded, far-seeing
men, comprehensive, and enterprising In pro
posing their annual budget, furnishing a set
ting for the services conforming to the con
gregation's secular advantages and inclina
tions; provide well in the matters of music
and printing; these are certainly business
propositions. Discouragement arid lack of
interest show themselves quickly to the
stranger and soon become confirmed habits.
The Part of the Session.
The session, too, has a part in this impor
tant branch of church, work, although it is
often overlooked. Let it impress upon all
newcomers the financial obligations they as
sume in support of the church of their choice
as well as their other duties, educating the
people into an enlightened understanding of
the privilege of systematic Christian giving,
not 'being satisfied to see them groping in
the darkness of such financial artifices as
handkerchief and rummage sales, fairs and
concerts, lectures and suppers, if conducted
"for revenue only."
Five Rules.
In conclusion, what may we all do—pastor,
session, trustees, treasurer, people?
First, —Lei the pastor be a forceful, positive
influence in placing the burden of the finan
cial responsibility as well as the privilege of
Christian giving upon the people.
Second—Let the session co-operate with the
trustees in personal work among the mem
bership, and be in no sense antagonistic, as
is sometimes contended, wien benevolences
1 and congregational expenses are estranged.
Third —'Let the trustees be frank and free
with the people, keeping their needs well
before them and be not penny wise ami
pound foolish as to incidentals in the budget.
Let their motto be, "Go Forward." Have
the optimism of faith, a large factor in church
finances', differentiating it from the mere
business calculation.
Fourth—Lee the treasurer be tactful and
not severe, dealing kindly and appreciatively
with the people, himself the composite per
sonality of "the powers that be," and not
a law unto himself, as he so often appears
to the average member.
Fifth—Let the people, with a definite fund
at their individual command, be ready for
every good work.
Pulpit and Pew.
The children of Tutt.le Universalist church
will give their Christmas concert Tuesday
evening.
The cantata, "Holy Night." 'Will be given
at Plymouth Congregational church Sunday
night, Dec. 29.
Horatio Parker's cantata,"The Holy Child,"
will be given Sunday evening at Westminster
church by the choir and a chorus of twenty
I voices.
At All Saints' Episcopal church, 3619 Clin
ton avenue, Sunday school will be held at
12 o'clock to-morrow and the music for
Christmas will be practiced.
The Sunday school of the Bloomington Ave
nue M. E. church will give a Christmas tree
entertainment Tuesday evening, in the
church, to which all are invited.
The Open Door Congregational Sunday
school will hold its usual Christmas exercises
on Thursday evening. The midweek meet
j ing of the church will be held on Friday eve
! ning. *
! Dr. S. D. ,Hutsinpiller's addresses at the
Hennepin Avenue Methodist church on Sun
day will be "The Wise Men's Offering" in the
morning, and "Some Christmas Thoughts"
in the evening.
| Dickens' "Christmas Carol" Is the theme
of the closing sermon of the series on "Novels
I That Preach," at Park Avenue Congregational
I church, Sunday evening. Special Christmas
j music will be rendered.
i Rev. W. O. Wallace, pastor of the Frank
lin Aveuue Presbyterian church, has been
presented by a friend in the east with a
printing press and type. He will do the
church printing himself.
The Stewart Memorial Presbyterian Sunday
sohool will give its Christmas entertainment
Monday evening. The entertainment will
consist of motion pictures and stereopticon
scenes of the Christinas story, by C. E. Van
Du.'.ee.
i At 7 o'clock Sunday evening the First Prea
j byterian church, Portland avenue and Nine
; teenth street, has its Christmas exercises,
consisting of processional music, choruses,
solos and duets, accompanied by a full or
chestra.
Appropriate Christmas services will be held
at the Portland Avenue Church of Chri3t,
Sunday, Dec. 22. Morning and evening ser
nions by the pastor, Rev. C. .1. Taunar; sub
jects, "The Constraining Power of Love,"
; and "Two Great Deliverers —Moses and
Christ."
At the First Baptist church, Pastor Riley
' will speak in the morning on "A Christmas
Benediction," and in thu evening on "Perfec
tionism —Or the Failure to Practice One's
Preaching." Extensive musical programs
have been prepared, particularly the one for
. the evening service.
At the First Unitarian Sunday morning,
I Rev. H. M. Simmons will speak on "The Ori
gin and Essential Meanings of Christmas."
""he special music will be two selections from
i Mozart's "Clarinet Quintet," by a clarinet
! and string quartet, and a song from Schubert
i by Mrs. Prances B. Potter.
j "Sunday Newspapers vs. Christian Homes"
i is the BGbject to be discussed by Rev. J. C.
I Shellai.d, D. D., at Western Avenue M. E.
I church to-morrow morning. In the evening
inp will, preach on "The ,Great Gift and
! Christmas Customs," and the after meeting
will be open for general discussion of the sub
ject.
At the St. Anthony Park M. E. church, W.
C. Sage, pastor, Rev. Trico Constautine of
Bulgaria will give an adrdess Sunday at 10:30
a. ni. This being the land where Miss Stone
is now held by brigands for a ransom, it will
be a timely and Interesting address. The pas
tor will Drench a Christmas sermon in the
evening.
The officers of Riverside Sunday school have
Issued invitations for the Christmas exercises,
next Sunday afternoon, at the chapn, at
Twentieth avenue. S and Two-and-one-half
• street. The membership is now over 1,200,
I and the average attendance is very high.
] The regular Christmas entertainment will be
i held later in the week.
Century hall, Bible school at 3 o'clock and
preaching and sacred concert at 4p. m. Mr.
Riley will continue his addresses on "Jo
nah," speaking especially on "Jonah's Gospel."
an exposition of the third chapter. Trafford
Jayne will slog two solos. Christmas music
by the First Baptist chorus will be presented
Dec. 29.
On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, the service* at
the Central German M. E. churoh, Eighteenth
street and Thirteenth avenue S, will consist
of preaching, at 10:30 a. m., and a festival
with the Sunday school, at 6:30 p. in. The
program will consist of recitations and dia
logues by the children. . Good music and
singing has been provided for.
St. John's English Lutheran cihurch ob
serves the Christmas festival with three ser
vices: Matins (early servicel) at «j a. in.; regu
lar morning service at 11; and children's ser
vice at 7 p. m. For the last a special order
of service has been provided, consisting of
Christmas chants, carols and responsive read
ings. Tho offerlnge will be for the orphans
of the church, ana Christmas boxes will be
given to the children.
The' Central Baptist church is preparing
special Christmas services for Sunday. The
morning service, at 11 o'clock, will be by
and for the children of the Sunday school,
and the program will consist of processions,
recitations and singing by the primary and
junior departments. An appropriate sermon
ette will bo given by Rev. W. W. Dawley, the
pastor. A vesper service will be given at 4
o'clock. Special music by the choir. The
week-night entertainment will be Friday eve
ning, Dec. 27.
At the OHvet Baptist church the pastor.
Rev. Frank H. Cooper, will preach to-morrow
morning upon the topic, "Christmas in the
Heart." The following music will toe ren
dered: A trio for soprano, tenor and. basso,
"Praise Ye," Verdi, by Mrs. S. H. Loektn,
Messrs. S. H. Lockin and E. M. Burnside;
also en alto solo, "Plains of Peace," Bernard,
by Miss Genevieive Lawrence. In the evening
after a short addres by the pastor the choir
will render the Christmas cantata, Holy
Night," toy John Hyatt Braver. The choir
consists of Mmes. S. H. Lockin and Genevieve
Lawrence, Messrs. S. H. Lockin and. E. M.
Burnslde, and N. P. Stewart, organist and
director.
All children enrolled, Including to-morrow'a
session of the New Century Sunday school,
will be entitled to Christmas presents which
will be distributed Christmas Day. Great
preparations have been made to make this
first Christmas celebration of this new down
town Sunday school an Important and inter
esting event for the members. A special mu
sical service is in rehearsal by the- children's
choir, and there will be recitations, etc.. in
terspersed. The gifts will be beyond those
usually forthcoming at the regular schools,
the management feeling that more should be
done .for thoae who are apt to be least fortu
nate in their home celebration of the day.
Only those whi> 'have joined the school up to
and including to-morrow will toe entitled to
the benefits of the occasion. It is hoped the
entire enrollment will be present to-morrow
when detailed announcements as to hour of
the Christmas event will be made.
i Morning and evening services at Westmin
ster to-morrow will consist chiefly of music.
A choir of twenty voices has had special
preparation for the day by Professor H. L.
Woodruff. Besides other selected numbers,
in the morning. Miss Clara Williams and H.
E. George will render Parker's beautiful
production, "In Softest Slumber Rest," and
Mrs. W. N. Porteous will sing Rotoli's fa
mous "Christmas Song." In the evening,
"The Holy Child," a sacred cantata by Hora
tio W. Parker, will be rendered. This can
tata consists of eight musical numbers, which
unfold in a logical manner the story of the
ushering into the world of a Savior. Dr.
Bushnell will deliver a very short address on
"The Fitness of the Birthplace." The num
bers of the cantata are as follows: Tenor
solo, "The Angel"; chorus, "Night in Beth
lehem"; soprano solo, "The Visit of the Shep
herds"; chorus, "The Manger Throne"; so
i prano and tenor duet, "Cradle Hymn"; male
I quartet, "Procession of the Magi"; barytone
j solo, "The Prophetic Song"; chorus, "Hymn
of Praise." The chorus is as follows: So
pranos, Misses Williams, Bugbee, Bunce,
Mmes. Macßae, Tomllnson; altos, Mmes. Por
teous, Laird, Warnock, Phillips, Miss Ferree;
tenors, Messrs. George, Brimmer, Hempstead,
Malcolm, Bunce; bassos, Messrs. Fisher, Car
penter, Chamberlain, Lyon,; Warner.
CHURCH SERVICES TO-MORROW
Methodist.
Twenty-fourth Street—Morning, Rev. Dr.
Wm. Fielder; communion service. Evening,
Rev. Donald McKenzle.
Thirteenth Avenue—Rev. T. F. Allen; mor
ning, "Jesus Our King"; evening, "Noah and
His Ark."
Richfield—Rev. W. Burns, Ph. D.; morning,
"The Sure Word of Qod"; evening, Freed
xnan's Aid anniversary.
St. Louis Park—Morning, Rev. C. H. Sweat;
evening, Rev. W. A. J. Culver.
Forest Heights—Rev. John Henry Cudlipp;
morning, "The Accredited Christ"; evening,
"Science and the Bible."
Wesley—Rev. James S. Montgomery, D. D.;
morniwg, "The Gospel of Christmas," with,
special music. Evening, musical service.
North —Rev. W. A. Shannon; morning, "A
Christmas Sermon"; evening, Sunday school
Christmas concert.
Park Avenue—Rev. G. G. Vallentyne; mor
ning, a Christmas sermon; evening, "The
Fruitless Branch."
First—Rev. Wm. Love, Ph. D.; morning,
"The Marvel of Christmas"; evening,"Chris<t's
Class Legislation."
Central German —Rev. C. L. Lehnert; mor
ning, "The Messenger of Salvaition"; eve
ning, "A Walk with God."
Broadway—Rev. T. E. Archer; morning, "A
Merry Christmas"; evening, "The 'bToung Man
Who Kept Himself Clean," la#t in series on
"The Young Men of the Bible to the Young
Men of To-day."
Simpson—Rev. W. H.. Rider; morning,
"God's Gift to Men"; evening, "The An
gelic Song of Peace,"
Hennepin Avenue —Dr. S. J. Hutsinpiller;
morning, "Tihe Gifts of the Wise Then and
Now"; evening, musical service and address
on "Christmas Thoughts."
Fowler —Rev. P. A. Cool; morning, "Tha
Manger and the Cross," appropriate Christ
mas music; evening, "Christian Young Peo
ple"; 12 m., Sunday school will render "The
Angels' Song."
Bloomington Avenue—Rev. Charles Fox Da
vis; morning and evening, "The Shepherds,
the Star, the Magi and the Holy Child in
the Manger."
Franklin Avenue —Rev. John Stafford; mor
ning, "Christmas Sermon"; evening, "Sin
Against the Gospel."
Foss —Rev. J. H. Dewart; morning, "The
Necessity of the Incarnation"; evening,"Eter
nal Progress Made Possible for Man by the
Incarnation."
Norwegian-Danish—Morning, Rev. A. Knud
sen. Evening, Professor A. C. Knudson of
Baker university, Kansas (English).
St. Anthony Park —Morning, Rev. Tricon
Constantine of Bulgaria; evening, Rev. W. C.
Sage, a Christmas sermon.
Western Avenue —Rev. J. C. She-Hand, D.
D.: morning, "Sunday Newspapers vs. Relig-
I ious Reading"; evening, "The Great Gift and
Christmas Customs."
< <iiiKr*"«iit ioiin ••
Como Avenue—J. M. Hulbert; morning,
"Lift Up' Your Heads, O Ye Gates"; evening,
musical service, vocal and instrumental.
! Lyndale—Rev. C. E. Burton; morning, "The
j Christian Youth" evening, Christmas song
| service, "The Angels' Song."
I Park Avenue—Clarence F. ~Swift, D. D.;
j morning, "The Heaven-sent Gift"; evening,
i Dickens' "Christmas Carol"; special program
I of Christmas music.
I Open Door—Rev. Ernest E. Day; morning,
i "The Song of Peace"; evening, "When
', Caesar Ruled the World."
First—Ernest W. Shurtleff; morning,
"Christmas," with Christmas music; 4 p. m.,
vesper service; special service of Christmas
music, quartet and chq,rus.
Fifth Avenue —Rev. J. E. Smith; morning,
third in series, "God's Revelation of Him
self —On Judea's Hills and Plains"; evening,
"The New Puritan Needed," forefathers'
service.
Yine —John S. Rood; morning, "A Christ
mas Sermon"; evening, five lessons from Old
Testament History."
Lowry Hill—Henry Holmes, pastor; mor
ning, "Some Characteristics of Christianity";
Christian Endeavor service at 6:30; address
by pastor, upon the theme, "Plain Living
and High Thinking."
Pilgrim—Morning, Rev. F. A. Sumner, pas
tor, "God with Us"; evening, Rev. H. K.
Wingate, of Turkey, will give his siereopti
cou lecture upon "The Land of the Turk";
special music.
Fremont Avenue —Rev. Richard Brown, pas
tor; morning. "Inspirations from the Life of
St. Paul"; evening, a Christmas service; ap
propriate addresses will be given by Rev.
Mrs. Ridges and pastor; Christmas music by
the choir.
Oak Park—Rev. Walter A. Snow; morning,
"The Goal of the Kingdom the Reign of
Peace"; evening, Christmas exercises by the
Sunday school.
Plymouth—Morning, Dr.- Hallock, "The Gift
of Victory"; 4 p. m., vesper service. No eve
ning service.
Baptist.
Calvary—Loren A. Clevenger; morning,
"The Word Made Flesh"; evening, a Christ
mas musical program.
Fourth Baptist—G. F. Holt; morning,
"Christ Seeking Men," with special Christ
mas music; evening, "Men Seeking Christ,"
with baptism.
Chicago Avenue—G. L. Morrill; morningl,
"A Christmas German"; evening, "Christ
and Child Life"; baptism.
Central—Rev. W. W. Dawley, D. D.; mor
ning, "Christmas Service"; vesper musical
service at 4 o'clock; no evening service.
Tabernacle—G. H Gamble; morning,
"Christmas Gifts"; special music. Evening,
"Christmas Joy"; special musical program
by Sunday school.
Olivet—Rev. Frank H. Cooper; morning,
|"A Christmas in the Heart"; evening, a
Christmas cantata l»r the choir, «ntltled, "The
Holy Night."
FJ^-W. B. Rlley, pastor; morning, "A
Christmas Benediction"; evening, "Perfec
tionism or the Failure to Practioe One's
Preaching," ninth sermon In the series on
"Isms, Patent and Popular/
Century Music Hall~B p. m., Bible school 1
4 p. m., sacred concert and sermon by W B
Riley; subject. "Jonah's Gospel."
Emerson Avenue Mission—Bible school at
3:oO p. m.
Berean Branch—Morning, Rev. A. C. Peck
evening, Pas t or wuliam Francis; subject
Lessons of Grace in Old Testament LUres-^
Naaman, the Leper.
..;u r•• ■ . Presbyterian. ' .
•■H^nf^~ Rev # »lard S. Ward; morning.
t. Significance of Church Membership"; eve
riff" -TrS -I lrat and Greatest Christmas
Wit, a Christmas service. : ;
.Welsh-Rev. R. E. Williams; morning,
th« £ r, «df 3of the Gospel in Its Relation to
the Sin o< the World"; evening, "Good Tld
cnnst Waiting for Room." .
Bethany-Rev. Robert Brown; morning
eSSSSr. Cbeer": evenillg ' "Why the it
..il lyer*id Chapel—Bvening, E. F. Pabody
VThey Presented Unto Him Gifts"; Chrfstmls
m?rninf Re?: Stanle/ B- R°berts. pastor;
?hrict?. S' The, Glor of the Lord," specia
Do wi m h Sth erVA Ce'\ eTenln& "What Shall I
Do with the Greatest Christmas Gift* in
Iwetl" "PUin Questiona and Praotlcai An
_ Westminster-Rev.: John Edward Buehnell,
nlnr "'"Th n,s'o!. C, nrlßtmas Sermon"; eve-
Ho^tlo TW Hp°arkS. ild'" * aacr6d by
.Stewart Memorial— Rev. R. K. Porter- ser-
SSHtaS P™priate t0 Clu!^'."««fiua
"Thl^r^?- Helwi S. D- D.; morning,!
7 n ?lS hrlstmas of th& New Century"
--school?" ** exerclses by Sabbath
"Learning by Experience 1 '^evJmnir^'whft
Christmas Means to Us." eveDmS' Wflat
Episcopal.
Gethsemane—Rector, Rev. Irving Johnson
ffi^kS* c.? rlßt Would p °uad« b" «?:
of TTnh P iiJf lgT? m o: evenin«. ''The Fallacies
or unbelief; Its Conclusions."
r>m,°ht y T. rlnlty-S- B- Purves; morning. -The
Doubter"; evening, evensong
tJ^^-^-^-S^'S:
Say s bcU eai n Coon E- °'
r^wl S^'ntß-R6 George H. Thomas; mor
ning ''Reconciling the World"; evening
Straight Paths in the Wilderness."
. , ITnivemaliMt. - .
Church of the Redeemer— Marion D
Shutter; P mnil "The Influence of the Pur
lit ft H? Ww?. and'" in memory of the land-
! of&on f Iku1 ku Pil T ? ms; evening, "The Influence
PosSlK UUnp °n Another- Hypnotism; Its
Possibilities and Limitations "
bMWSB* Rev. R. H. AMrich, The
All Souls'—Morning, Rev. A. Ni. Oloott,
Sabbath-School Lesson.
FOR DEC. 29, 1901
Lesson xiii.—Fourth Quarter-By Joan R.
Whitney. Copyright, 1901.
REVIEW.
The two principal characters in the lessons
now under review were Joseph and Moses,
historically, the incidents connected with
them were as far apart as are those of the old
testament from those of the new, probably
about 400 years. Spiritually, however they
are as oloee together as the two opposite
pages of a book, so that there appears to be
no break between "Genesis" and "Exodus "
The on© fixes our attention upon the condi
tions and experiences of Israel's deliverer
The other fixes it upon the conditions and
experiences of Israel, the delivered. The one
thus speaks of the Savior; the other of the
sinner.
In studying these incidents to learn thoir
; spiritual meaning, however, we must always
, bear in mind that there is a very marked
I difference between the narratives recorded in
I the scriptures and those written by unin
| spired men, even when such narratives are
j written for the express purpose of setting
I forth great moral and spiritual truths For
< the uninspired writer always finds it neaes
| sary to Introduce a new person into his nar
rative when he wishes to set forth any new
phase of truth or character. Thus in Bun
yan's "Pilgrim Progress" the one man
"Christion," does not exhibit all of the phases
of Christian life. Neither does "Mr Worldly
Wiseman" exhibit all those of a worldly
life. Besides these, we have, on the one
hand "Mr. Faithful," "Mr. Hopeful," "Mr.
Evangelist"; and on the other hand "Lord
Hate Good," "Mr. Blind Man," "Mr, Malice,"
and many others on both sid^es.
The inspired writer, however, Is under no
such limitations. He is able to use, and does
use repeatedly, the same man to set forth
several entirely distinct truths. Thus in the
: story of Joseph, at onp time Jacob clearly
j stands for God. He is the loving father, who
! sends forth his "beloved son." At another
j time he is the suffering sinner, needing
fT'bread" in common with the guilty. At an-
I other time he is the accepted sinner, wel
| corned by the king and given the best that
the king can bestow. In like manner, Joseph
is at one time the beloved of the father. At
another time he is the sinner under the law,
tempted and condemned. At another still he
is the gracious Savior giving repentance and
the forgiveness of sins.
So, also, in the 3tory of "The Exodus"
Moses at one time is the mighty king, seated
upon his throne and clothed with wisdom and
power. At another time, he is not ashamed
to call those who are in bondage his brethren,
and is driven into the wilderness on their
account. At still another time, toe is the
lawgiver, and then he is the lawbreaker,
who, because of transgression, cannot enter
into .the full possession of all that God has
promised.
To understand this difference between the
inspired and the uninspired writer, we must
bear in mind that the special purpose of the
merely human person is to unfold the ohar
acter of each person with which he has to da,
He must make that consistent throughout his
narrative. He is dealing with temporal and
material things, and the standing of his
heroes in the minds of his readers depends
very largely upon this consistency.
The inspired writer, however, deals with
eternal and spirtual things. He is, therefore,
more concerned with the condition of men and
their relationship to God and to his will than
with their characters. The same person,,
therefore, at different times and under dif
ferent conditions, may set forth very different
spiritual truths. In fact, spiritually, the
condition—whether penitent or Impenitent—
and the attitude—whether trusting and sub
missive—make the character in the sight of
God. This is the key which will unlock
the spiritual truth contained in many other
incidents of the scriptures, especially those of
personal history, besides those which come
before us at this time. Overlooking it,
many have failed to see the gospel In the Old
Testament.
The story of Joseph, with which this series
of lesons began, 1b one of the most beautiful
and fascinating in the scriptures. It is the
story of how God provided for those whom he
knew would be in sore need -of bread. It pre
sents Joseph to us in its beginning as a lad
of 17, and the beloved son of his father. Be-
Bide him his father had many other children,
but they had gone far from their home. They
had th^ care of his property but ther cared
very little for him, and they hated their
brother whom he loved. The father and the
brother, however, both loved them. Although
the father 'had never received anything but
"evil reports' concerning them, yet they were
very dear to him, and he was anxious on their
behalf, for they were an thp landw here he
and they were hated. To hear from them,
ho was willing to foe separated even from his
beloved son for a season, and this son was
willing to fore-go the joy of his father's house
and fellowship, that he might Beck and find
his brothers.
But when he came to them, they accom
plished their purpose of getting rid of him
by selling him as a slave into Egypt. Intro
duced there, into the household of Potiphar,
the chief executor of the law. !he soon took
Potiphar's place with all of Its responsibili
ties. There he was tempted to break the law
which by his position he was peculiarly
obliged to see obeyed. But he was "withewt
sin." Yet, although there waa found "no
i fault in him," he was condemned; "numbered
I with the transgressors," and buried out of
sight in the prlßon-house.
I In due time, however, "God raised hfrn from
the dead," and he was seated at the right
hand of the king, clothed with majesty and
power.
Then there came upon the land, after serw
years of great plenty, seven years of sorb
famine. The famine was everywhere, but
through Josph—there was bread in Egypt. It
could be obtained, however, only from him.
Even Pharaoh said to his people when they
perished from hunger, "Go to Joseph." There
was no other name given them whereby they
could be saved.
So, among others, pressed by their need,
Joseph's brothers who had once rejected him,
now came before htm craving bread at his
hand. He knew them, but they did not know
him. He could and did feed them "without
money and without price," but it was only
j as mendicants whom pity would not allow to
suffer. For, although his heart yearned to
wards them, he could not reveal himself to
them as their brother until he knew whether
I they had repented of their rejection of him,
and also as to how they stood in relation then
Ito their father, and to him who was then his
"beloved son. S© lie tested them. When
Christmas service. "The Perfection of the
Moral Idea as Seen in Jesus."
Lutheran.
Salem (English)— Rev. G. H. Trabert, D.
I).; morning, "Loyalty to God"; evening, ves
per service.
Zion (Norwegian)— John Halvorson; mor
ning, "Who Prepare the Way for Christ";
evening. "Rejoice in the Lord."
St Paul's (Norwegian)—N. J. Lohre, B. L.;
morning, "Christ and John the Baptist"; eve
ning, address to young women, first of a se
ries of four.
8t John's (English)— Rev. Alfred Ramsey,
morning, "The Dayspring From on High"
evening, vesper service.
Unitarian.
First—Morning, Rev. H. M. Simmons "The
Origin and Essential Meanings of Christ
mas."
Nazareth—Morning, Rev. A. E. Norman,
"Christmas Considered as a Spiritual Farce
ln the Service of a Higher and Better Civili
zation."
Swedish Society (services in the Nazareth
churoh)—3 p. m., Rev. August Dellgren, "The
Birth of Jesus."
< lirlsllan Science.
First Church of Christ—Mor«ing, "Is the
Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic
Force?" Evening, the same.
Second Church of Christ (Lyceum theater)—
Morning, "Is the Universe, Including Man,
Evolved toy Atomic Force?"
Liberal (Maaonft Temple)— Morning, Rev.
George Edwin Burnell, "Mastery of Matter."
Catholic.
>( St. Charles—Rev. J. M. Cleary; morning,
Christ, the Savior"; evening, "Impcuii2ent9
to Marriage."
Dtaelpleß of Chriat.
Portland Avenue Church of Christ—liev. C.
J. Tannar; morning,"The Constraining P*w»r
of Love"; evening, "Two Great Deliveries.
Moses and Christ."
Adventlat.
Advent Christian—Rev. John Ridley; mor
ning, "Old Paths"; evening, "Spiritual Eleo
tncity."
Spiritualists.
The People's Church (K. P. hall, Masonia
Temple)—B p. m., lecture, tests and phenom
ena by Dr. Wheeler.
Light of Truth (723 Nicollet avenue)— 3 p.
m., Mrs. E. P. Manewell, conference and teeti
by different mediums.
Richmond Hall—Evening, George Roberta,
conductor of service.
Band of Peace (229 Central avwiue)— Eve
ning, Mrs. S. M. Lowell, "SUent Servant*" •
spirit greetings.
G. A. R. Hall (Twentieth and Washington
avenues N)—E. Swenson. leader- 3 p ni
among other speakers the 15-year-old boy'
Addy Engemoen of St. Paul, will lecture
Miscellaneous.
Crossley-Hunter Mission (Norwegian M E
church, Ninth street and Thirteenth avenue
?>— 4 P- m-. Rev. Dr. Fielder, presiding elder
'Does Religion Pay?" Solo, "Jesus of Naza
reth, by Miss Alma Osterberg
-„G£?P m l Te mi>erance Meeting (Avery hall,
14 W Twenty-sixth street)— 3: 30 p. m. Rev
Stanley B. Roberts of Bethlehem Presbyte
rian church will speak.
they confessed their sin, and proved that they
did indeed truly love their father, and Benja
min, then he not only freely forgave them
thwr sin, but he revealed himself to them
saying, "I am Joseph, your brother "
Knowing him they wer* commanded to go
to others who were in need, and tell of bis
exaltation, and of the new relationship they
had found in him. Then they were presented
to the king us his brothers, and as •fault
less before the presence of his glory with
exceeding joy.' Then they were given the
best of the land fox their inheritance and
were provided for from the royal bounty
And when in after years their sin came up
again before them as a fearful thing, and
condemned them, again he was ■•faithful and
just to forsive" them their sin, "and to
cleanse" them "from all unrighteousness "
Thus he whom they had rejected, "God
exalted with his right hand to be a prlnc*
and a savior, for to give repentance and for
giveness of sins." How like the story of
Jesus is the story of Joseuh! One would
think that it was written in tl.e first book
of the New Testament rather than iv the
first of the old—by Matthew rather than by
Moses.
After the death of Joseph, many years
passed away without any record in the Script
ures of transpiring events. Then we have
the story of "The Exodus." It introduces
God's people to us as In a condition of bond
age. They had not only become slaves to
the Egyptians, but they were also slaves
to their own lusts and to the idolatry of the
land.
God, however, remembered his covenant
with Abraham, and "when the fulness of the
time was come," he sent them a deliverer.
He was "chosen out of the people"—from
among those condemned to death by the law.
But in the providence of God he was seated
upon the throne, and possessed of all wisdom
and power. It was the same position as that
occupied by Joseph, and now we see how
spiritually food was provided and deliverance
effected.
To accomplish these results, in the wisdom
of God, this deliverer, Moses, must leave the
throne of Egypt, with all its glory, and, for
his brethren's sake, he must make his home
in the wilderness. There he himself passe*
through the same experiences that his breth
ren must pass through, that in all things he
might "be made unto" them. There, ia
due time, he was called of God and ordained
to lead them out "as a flock." So he came
before Pharaoh and demanded that he let the
people of God go that they might serve him
in the wilderness.
But Pharaoh believed neither his words nor
hi* works. Instead of letting the people go,
he made them 6erve with more and more
rigor. So God sent his judgments upou
him, and upon his people, one after another,
with ever-increasing weight As they pressed
upon him, he appeared little by little to re
lent He would let them, he said, serve God
"in the land." Then he consented to let
them go, but it must not be "very fax away."
Then that their "men" might go, but not
their children; and, finally, that men, women
and children might go if they would only
leave their flocks and herds behind them.
But God can never consent that his people
should be only partly free. They "cannot
serve God and mammon. So Moses said:
"We will go with our young and with our
old; with our sons and with our daughters;
with our flocks and with our herds will we
go: for we must hold a feast unto the Lord."
But their deliveranoe must be wrought out
for them entirely by the hand of God. There
fore he^said: "The Lord doth put a dlfferenoe
■between the Egyptians and Israel." Thi«
difference, however, was not a matter Of
character, or of conduct. It was altogether
a matter of faith. For they had all sinned
«.nd cast off God—lsrael as well as Egypt—
and the law "The soul that alnneth It
shall die." Those who believed that his law
would be enforced, and who desired life, were
to manifest it by sprinkling the side posts
and the lintels of the doors to their houses
with blood. It was the blood of a lamb "with
out blemish," slain on their behalf and in
their stead. Such a lamb Was accepted ea
their substitute. It died that they might
live.
When God, therefor*, examined the homes
of Egypt that night, all who had shows their
faith in him by putting themselves under
the protection of that Wood, not only lived,
but they spent the night in feasting on the
lamb slain for their redemption. This marked
not only their deliverance, but also their
fellowship with him. But into every home
not protected by the blood of the appointed
substitute the angel of death sintered and
"the first born" or every such family died.
So fear fell upon all .Egypt, and even Pha
raoh then "called for Moses and Aaron by
night, and said, Rise up and get you forth
from among- my people, both ye, and the
children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as
ye have said. Also take our flocks and jour
herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless
me also And the Egyptians were urgent
upon the people, that they might send them
out of the land In haste; for they said. Wo
be all dead men."
Thus God brought his people who believed
out of their bondage by his own hand. Then
he led them through the Red sea, and the/
began a new life. Instead of serving Egypt,
as slaves, they were to serve God as free
men.
It 1b the story of man's deliverance from the
penalty and the power at sin, through faith
In the atoning blood of "the l*mb of God."
Being delivered, they are to enter Into a new
life here, and into eternal life hereafter. This
Is the gospel of "the Hhcodus." St. Paul calls
it the gospel of the grace of God." (Acts
xx., 24.)
Bryn Mawr. Pa.
Western Washington
With its vast bodies of timber, affords
ample opportunity for the establishment
of lumber and shingle mills. The soil is
exceedingly productive and fruit, grain,
and vegetables grow in great abundance.
These find a ready market in the lumber
camps, the larger cities, and the Alaska
trade. Government timber oan still be
Beoured, while cut-over lands, suitable
for dairying and tru«k gardening, can be
purchased at reasonable prices along the
line of the Seat tie & International railway.
The Northern Pacific has announced cheap
one-way settlers' rates to all points on
its line during March and April. This
will give an opportunity to farmers to
make the trip west very cheaply. Por
further particulars apply to G. F. McNeill,
icty ticket agent Northern Pacific railway,
Minneapolis, or to C. W. Mott, general
emigration agent Northern Pacific rail
way, St. Paul. Mian.
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