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the sermon being preached by Dr
Scherer. and the Rev. Z. XV. Beden
baugh. president Wi the South Caro
lina Synod. being present. On Sun
day night the pastor was installed
the addresses being delivered by th<
Rev. Z. XV. 1,edenbaugh and the sec
retary of the South Carolina Syn-d
the Rev. S. C. Ballentine.
All the exercises have been held ir
the church building and have beer
Fine mtsical programs have addet
much to the occasions.
Richness Of The Legacy Handei
Down By Those Who Have
The opening services of the celebra
tion were held on Thursday night
The address for the occasion wa
made by Dr. George B. Cromer, ani
special music was rendered by the
regular church choir. assisted b3
other musicians of the city. The sub
ject of Dr. Cromr's address was "Oui
Heritage." He treated it in a master
ly and eloquent style, dwelling espec
ially on the richness of the legac%
that has been handed down by pre
ceding generations to the preseni
Lutheran church in Newberry. H(
spoke first of the sources of this heri
tage and of the conditions undez
which the first Lutheran congrega
tion was established and paid a glow
ing and just tribute to the upright
nble, Christian character of those
who were its founders.
He said that the importance of es
tablishing such a church was first feli
during the year 1852, when the neces
sity for some organization of this
kind was greatly increased by the re
moval to this place of severa- promi
nent and influential members and
families of the Lutheran communion
at which time, with commendable lib
erality, Nathan A. Hunter proposed
if the enterprise were taken hold of
to donate an eligible lot of land or
which to erect a church. Subscrip
tions were immediately opened, suf
ficient money was raised to make a
start, and Rev. T. S. Boinest, whc
preached in the town as he had op
portunity, appointed from among the
contributors the following t-ustees
and building committee:
i -Trustees: G. G. DeWalt, Esq.,
Thos. W. Holloway, Jacob Kibler, E.
P. Lake, B. J. Ramag:, Esq., C. H.
Suber, Esq., and Henry Summer. -
Building Committee: Maj. A. C.
Garlington, N. A. Hunter, Maj. J. P.
Kinard, Dr 0. B. Mayer, and E. Y.
Mr. Hunter executed to the trus
tees a title to the lot, end at their firsi
n.ecting they authorized th'e building
tc:,Pmittee to erect the church.
On Sunday, June I0. !43, continued
D~r. Cromer, the Rev. T. S. Boinest
picached in the court hous" anid after
services organized a congregation
with the folMwi -; members, all oi
-yh. -m were in -e, 1ar cmnmunion
with one of th-. neighboring Luther
an churches: J. L. Aull, Mathias
Barre, Mrs. Jane C. Barre, Miss Mary
Ann Barre. Mrs. H. F. Cline. Mrs.
Eliza J. Gauntt. WV. WV. Houseal. Mrs.
Eliza Houseal. Mrs. Louisa C. Hun
ter, Mrs. Susan Kinard, J. L. Morgan,
Mrs. Harriet Morgan, Mrs. Elizabeth
Morgan, J. K. Schumpert, Mrs. H-ar
riet Schumnpert, Jno. L. Schumpert,
Miss Minerva E. Schtumpert. Miss
Amanda C. Stockmnan, David Werti
Miss Elizabeth Whitman. It would
be interesting to note, said Dr. Cro
mer, that out of this list several famn
ily names were still repersented or
the roIl, viz.. Aull. Barre, Chine
Houseal. Gaunmt. Hunter, Kinard, Mo;
gan, Schumipert, Stockman. Wertz
Whitman. When the congregation
was organized John. L. Morgan and
WV. WV. Houseal wvere elected elders.
Corner Stone Laid.
On WVednesday, Aug. 10. 183 the
corner stone was laid. Dr. Bac'hman
-preached the sermon in the court
house, which w~as filled to overflowing
The president of the synod. said Dr.
Cromer. in his annual report dated
Nov. 11. 1853. said: "The much-need
ed Lutheran c' .irch in the thriving vil
lage of Newberry is rapidly progress
ing. The corner stone was laid by
Dr. Bachmnan, on the tenth day oi
August in the presence of a large as
semblage of persons who had collect
ed on that interesting occasion. Be
ing surrounded by a dense Lutherar
population-ocated in a growing vi!
lagec populated by an intelligent. mo.r
al. and pious people. with the bless
ing of God. succees must crown the
pa,u effrt tat ,re there beinj
made. This Christian chtrch had its
4rigin. and is still progressing. prin
eipally frvi the efficient eff,,rts and
wtell-timied lab,,rs of Brother Boinest."
"Luther Chapel" Chartered.
On Dec. 10. 1S53. it was chartered
an the 1Evangelical Lutheran church
:a Newberry." :he nan .f "L-.tzh
er Chapel." The church was c-InpIlet
ed in the winter if 18;,. and was dedi
cated ii the tenth of December in
the .ame year. The president -)f the
sVnfd. in his regiular report. referred
to the dedication in the f.llfwing
language: "Luther Chapel, im town of
Newberry. under pastoral charge of!
Bro. Boinest. was dedicated on the
second Sabbath of December last by
Dr. Bachman. assisted in the service
cnnected therewith by several other
brethren. This church cost t.ver four
thousand dollars, all of which was
covered when dedicated. except ab-ut
Tooo. This is ding well and is worthy
In 185 . the Rev. T. S. Boinest made
the following report t, - the SynI dical
'Missionary Society: "The church at
Newberry has received the regular
services of your missionary there dur
ing the year. and has received an ad
dition to its membership of five com-;
municants. The Sabbath Scho, 1.
though not large. has been regularly
attended, and when we consider that
there are ive churches open at the
same hour in an inland town, the at
tendance may be considered very
Dr. Cromer spoke further of the na
ture of this heritage, both from the
material and spiritual standpoint, and
of the obligation which devolve up
on the present and future generations.
He said that the heritage was a trust
committed to the care.of each suc
ceeding congregation. and that it
rested in the hands of those living to
day whether or not the work of their
fathers would be in vain. He closed
with a strong exhortation that the
people maintain untainted the pure
simple faith of the past, and that they
be true to the trust imposed upon
An interesting part of the exercises
on Thursday night was a violin solo
by Miss Carrie Pool, with accom
paniment on the pipe organ by Miss
Susie Summer. The benediction was
pronounced by the Rev. George A.
Address By The Rev.- W. K. Sligh On
On Friday night the Rev. W. K.
Sligh delivered an address on the sub
iect. "*Our Future." Prof. Sligh said
that the words "Our Future" suggest
ed different thoughts to different peo
ple. Some might think of a larger
church building, some of a larger con
gregation. some of an institutional
church. True success in the future
does not depend upon material de
velopment. The iuture could be as
truly successful with small congrega
tion as with large. To a future of tru
est and fullest success in the local
church or in the church in th'e world
clearer apprehension of the doctrines
of Christ as unfolded in the sermon on
the mount and closer adherence to the
principles he laid down are abs:>lute
lv essential. The Reformation of the
t6th century was largely a reforma
tion ofi doctrine. The reformation
needed in the 20th century is a
reformatiomn of life.
Scholarly Sermon by the Rev. M. G.
G. Scherer, D. D., A Former
The handsome church building
which has been used as the home oil
the congregation since 1898. having
been completed in the early part of
that year. was consecrated on Sun-I
day morning. The sermon was
preachedl by the Rev. M. G. G. Scher
er. D). D.. who served the church as
pastor for two years. from the sum-I
mer of 1899 until September. 190o, and
who resigned to take charge of the
Seninary at Mt. Pleasant. Charles
ton, where he now is. It was peculiar
ly appropriate that this sermon should
be preached by a former pastor of the
church. and one who is to much loved
and esteemed in Newberry. The ser
mon wvas characteristic of Dr. Scher
er. It w'a, scholarly and appropriate
to- the occasion. and above all it was
a clear exposition of trutth and! very
hli)tl to thme who heard it.
The services were conducted by the
Rev. Z. WV. Bedenbangh. president of
.he SC.h Croina Symod, assisted by
the Rev. X. L. Seabr-lk. the pastor
..I the church. The congregation
preen.: cmlietely 111led the church.
An unusu~aiy :ine musical pr,-gram
c:a renlerel by the ch--ir, ami4ted
by mrnenber ( the -ther ch.rch
ch ir 'f the city.
Ime<ilvdiaelv. after the sernon the
- 'enan and imipressive conusecrationx
erv*ice -f the Luntheran Church wa.
read bv Rev. .lMr. Seabroptik. the con
:.ll Iwing is a very brici ynpsiS
f 1)r. Scherer's admirable sermon:
Dr. Scherer's Sermon.
)r. Scherer chose his .text from
Ephesians 2:22: "'Builded together
an habitati-n o'( God." He began by
saying that in connection with the
Christian religicon and Christ an wcr
ship the idea of a building was ap
plied to two very different things
the material building, used by the as
semblies f God's people when fievy
co,me together ftor worship and in
structi1n: and the spiritual buildin.
irequently represented in the New
Testament as the whole b(dy of be
lievers. as well as the individual Chris
tian. a temple wherein God dwells,
and for which the material building
exists, as the house for the house-hold
or as the body fior the soul.
The speaker tirst took up a discus
ci o Of the material building. -When
,-nce a church was dedicated, he said
the words. "Builded together for an
habitatin oi cf God." might fittingly be
inscribed upon its portals and furnish-1
ings. indicating to all tl-ose who
might chance to read. t.he thought
which inspired its builders. The
countenances of some, whose philo
soph', heads were among the stars,
might show a smile when they looked
upon such a work. "A narmless be
lief," they would think to themselves.
"an idea, indeed, of poetic beauty and
grandeur. nevertheless purely a pro
duct of human fancy." But such a
work was truly the expression of h.i
man thought, of human needs deeply
felt, of human desires and aspirations
for the highest. Would God'be pleas
ed with this work? Would he, for
a truth, take up his abode here and
be found of those who resorted hither
to worship? The assurance of God's
express declaration, said the speaker,
was warrant for the belief that he
would. "Although in his nature God
is invisible to us, and in his essence
infinite, so far transcending all rela
tions of space that "even the heaven
of heavens cannot contain him," yet
he will be approached by man; he will
be worshiped by his needy creatures
here on earth."
The speaker copiously quoted from
God's Word in support of the truth
that the Saviour was present in the
congregation of his people, and clear
ly brought out the thought that it
ought to be believed and,believed con
fidently. saying that the belief
would add immeasurably to the enjoy
ment and profitableness of the public
service. They would worship. not a
God wvho was far awvay. but one who
was near. WVhat a hallowed place.
then, was the sanctuary. and what a
gracious privilege to attend its ser
The speaker took up a discussion
of the other part of his theme, the
spiritual building. The congregation
oi Christians. said the speaker, wheth
er we think of the local commuInion
or the aggregate oi all the saints
throughotut the world, is conceived
of as a building or as a temple, and
upon this temple also is written, by
the hand of an inspired apostle,,
"Builded together for an habitation
of God." The foundation thereof was
not Peter or Paul, not Luther or Cal
vin. not any system of doctrine or or
der of church doctrine, but Christ
himself. This was the Rock upon
which the church of all the ages wvas
established. Was it not strange. then.
asked the speaker, that some should
di.regard the one true foundation and
rest their faith and their hope and
their eternal destiny upon the uin
steady sands of human thought and
human s'trivings? And yet the whole
track of human history was strew~n
with the wreck of systems which had.
been reared tipon these sands and had
crumbed and fallen. bringing grief
and shame to those wvho had trusted
Among this sort the speaker
named the Mormonisnm. the Spiritual
ism and the Eddyism of recent times.
Jsus Christ. said the speaker, was the
onv' foundation~ of the church, and
when in these days of restless discon
tent with the old andl eager search af
ter it' new. men would show~ us a
better war, wve would do well to ask
nrrseives the question. What position
does it assign to Christ.
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