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give it to me. Let me have this not
later than next week.
Very truly yours,
E. H. Aull.
* THE KINARDS CIRCUIT.*
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Kinards, S. C., 3-25, '09.
My Dear Sir:
Yours reeeived, and I thank you
for opening your columns to the min
isters. In reply I will say that we
have no program for Easter Sabbath,
as my work is so seattered. I shall try
to preach a sermon on the subject of
"The Resurrection''. I am not
sure that I can give you "a short
article'' on the subject as I am andi
have been exceedingly unwell for a
week. suffering much with Vestig'o,
and other complications which render
me incompetent to do much especial
Goods that CC
and ALSO the
WE ARE MAt
found in the
Thanking you for the kind invita
tion, I am' yours truly,
D. P. Boyd.
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* NO SPECIAL SERVICES. *
Newberry, S. C., March 23, 1909.
Hon. E. H. Aull-,
Newberry, S. C.
I have your reguest with reference
to Easter. In reply I can only say
that we have no special service that
day. Our church makes no difference
betwveen that Sabbath and any other.
We observe uo days, have no calen
dar. Hence we follow no set program
of service for that day. With every
good wish for you personally, I am,
- D. G. Phillips.
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* MEANING OF EASTER.
Of all 'nracles -the resurrection of
our Lord and Savior is the greatest.
It is more farreaching in its signifi
eenee to us than an~y other fact of the
The Easter season reminds us, that
the hope we have as Christians can
never die. We see the natural world
all about us:in its transit from death
to life.' The grasses are springing up
and the flowers are donning their
beautiful dresses. The buds of the
great oaks are fairly bursting with
new life, and the forest will soon be
covered with a mantle of foliage. "If
God so clothe th]e grass of the field,
shall He not much more clothe you.
O ye of little faith?'' Now, who but
God 's children can adequately appre
e iate these thing?
"This is my Father's world.
He shines in all that 's fair:
In the rustling grass I hear him pa~ss
He speaks to me everywhere.''
SELL ARE THC
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the BEST and
City in the WI
us a larger and grander vision of our
possibilities as hs servants. With His
promise, "Lo, I am with you aiway,
even unto the end,'' in our minds we
are willing to undertake any thing
for the advancement of his kingdom.
While we may be weary, and, to a de
gree discouraged, as we cling to the
foothills of life, as soon as we fully
realize that He has promised to be
our constant companion an'd to join
His resurrection power to our efforts,
we catch a glimpse of.the glory-cir
led summit and resolve to climb no
matter what difficulties seem to ob
struct the way.
The resurr'eetion means that there
is something infinitely greater in
store for us than what we now pas
sess. It reminds us of what, by and
by, we shall be. We are to reach -the
very highest form of life. He is now
inviting us to this. By His resurree
tion life.and power we shall pass into.
glory, ..honor, eternal life. "For now
we see through a glass, darkly; but
then face to face.'' "It is 'sown in
corruption, it is raised in incorrup
tion; it is sown in disohonr. it is rais
ed in glory; it is sown in weakness, iL
is raised in power; it is sown a niatur
al body, it is raised a spiritual body.''
And really is not this what we all are
living and working for any way?
the glorious consuaimation of all our
hopes in a living and exalted Christ.
Ot-is A. Jeffcoat.
Whitmire, S. C., 3-22, '09.
* DR. McCLINTOCK COMMENDS *
* WdRK. *
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Col. E. H. Aull,
Editor Herald apa News,
Dear Friend: Your kind letter
reached me today and is appreciated.
I regret that some previous engage
ments hinder me from complying
with your kind request.
With best wishes for your' sucs
in ticommendable enterprise.
E. P. MeClintock.
Newherry, . C. March 22, 1909.
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[OLESA LE G.R (
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* --President J. H. Harms. *
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In the Easter story Thomas is in
teresting and typical. He said he
would not believe that Jesus was ris
en from the dead until he had seen
the nail.prints in His hands and laid
his fingers on the spear wound in
His side. It was too unusual for
T:homas to believe .it. He. shook his
head and doubted, because the hori
zon of his world of dreams did not
take in resurrections. They did have
a place in the world as Thomas had
plotted it. His soul was. tethered to
the cornmonplace, the usual, the na
tural. Such a thing never happened.
Terefare it carinog tha.ppen! Thus
The resurrection >is unusual, super
natural, otherworldly. It takes big
room to hold -it. It calls for faitth,
imagination, love. Not that it has no
proofs. The resurrection can be es
tablished in any impartial court of
reason, by its ''many tinfallible
proofs." 'But even proofs are not suffi
eient. What are they without candor?
The convincing power of an argument
depends as much upon the size and
fibre of the man addressed as upon
the logical compulsion of the, ar
gument. The Easter fact invites a
spirit of readiness to be convinced,
and an equal readiness to act upon
the inpulse of -convicticin. Easter
calls for faith as -well as argument.
Thomas asked for argument. It is
better to ask for faith. ''Blessed are
they that lHave not seen and Vet have
believed." And this is the true Eas
ter preparation, to make room for a
fact, the Easter fact. the fact that
puhes out the frontiers of thoughit
and joyful purospect and1 le'ds us a
Ie,on his presen t ea rnal scene to
vi-ions~ of ' 'sweet fields array ed in
liin reen and rivers of dlelight.'
.Tbu bought two thing< to light by
His resurrection from the grave-likL
and 'immortality. It is easier to see
the life that it is to see the immortal-j
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ity, Beeause this other world, this land
where saints -immortal reign, requires
that we be loosened from this present
[world to see it. We need to get the
art of great believing. We fneed to
get the wings of glad imagination to
bear us up along that shining path
that issues from an empty tomb to
the radiant thron-e of' a crucified
and risen and ascended Lord. We
must make large room for the Easter
fact, a world that is only big enough
for petty callings and paltry lusts is
never big enough to hold Easter.
Thomas came to his inheritance.
Not by reason. Nor by laying fini
gers on .the Saviour's wounds. But
he came to full assurance by haviiig
had wrought in him divinely the pow
er of a great persuasion. His moral
contractedness was broken up. He'
began to see further than he could see
distinctly. And this is faith. This
is imagination, sanctified by noble
vision for the prospect opened by 'the
conqueror of Aeath as he annexed the
othver world to this and converted the
coffin into a cradle of eternal life and
swung open.the doors of Paradise by
His rising from tha grave.
Mental prejudice and certainly
moral perverseness have no place, no
joy, at the ''great high festival.'' But
if we will Easter will dissolve the
prejudice and cure the evil heart by
the warm light of glorious prospects,
and make us greet the Christ in the
utter cordialness of that after
thought of Thomas: ''My Lord and
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* No Services at A. R. P. Church, *
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Prosperity, S. C., 3-25. '09.
Mv Dear Mr. Aull:
On account of the meeting of the
2nd Presbytery at Wooariuff, there
'il he no services in my chureh on
I thank vou for your~ kindness.
Ira S. Caldwell.
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* HOT,Y TRINITY, LITTLE *
*-. MOUNTAIN. *
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Holy Trinity church, Little Mouh
tai1h, S. C., will have no regular ser
vices on Easter day, as the p:astor
will hold communion services at Ma
cedonia church. But the Sundey
school will hold a special Easter ser
vice in the afternoon at 4 o 'clock.,
Rev. E. J. Sox has accenited an invi
tation to deliver an address -at these
Holy Trinity eongregation was or-~
ganized in a building at Little Moun
tain,- owned by Miss Kate Miller,
Ja nary 1, 1891, with 34 charter mem-*j
bers, and was in a pastorate with St.
Peter's, '(Piney Woods) and St.J
John' s, (Broad river) in connection
with. the Tennessee Synod, Rev. J.-.
Efird, pastor. Of the 34 charter mem
bers about 19 are st,ill living mem
bers of the church which has now an
enrolled membership of 210.
The corner stone of .the present
building Was laid October 3, 1891.
Some years after its completion, a
commodious Sunday school room was.
added and the church generally re
On December 19, 1892, a petition
was received from certain resident
members of the place asking for the.
union of this congregation with the
South Carolina Syriod, for mutual
cooperation and general upbuilding
of the ehurch. After considerable
deliberation the change was made,
and Holy Trinity church has since re
mained in the South Carolina Synod.
During the pastorate of Rev. S. L.
Nesse from'1892 to November. 1895,
Holy Trinity and St. John 's churches
constituted a pastorate, ,Rev. J. G.
Shaid,. serving St. Peter's church at
that time. But after the tra,sfer of
Holy Trinity to the South Carolina
Synod, she was alone for about a
year, during which time Rev. A. G.
VTogt, D. D., then of,the seminary at