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THE BOCK' ISLAND ARGUS. M.OXDAY, MAT 19,' 1913.
SOLEMN RITES OF
THE CHURCH ARE
Bishop Fawcet; Officiates
Ordination of Priest and
Deacon in Morning.
CONFIRMS IN THE EVENING
Strong Sermon la Delivered by the
Rector, Rev. Granville Hud
OFFICIATES AT SOLEMN CEREMONIALS
SUNDAY AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Bihop M. Edward Fwcott cf the
dlocpee of Quincy conducted two iai
prfFsiv; ceremonies. at Trinity Episco
pal church yesteruay. la the. morning
the rites cf ordination to the priest
hood and the dlaronate were confer
red. Rev. Stephen Gardner of Rush
v:i!e, 111., was advance! to the priest
hood. At the tame service Frederick
William Ha'la cf Evanstoa, 111., was
tlcthed with the office of deacon. The
ordination scrvit? was conducted by
Bishop M. Edward Fawcett of Quincy,
atfirted by Rev. W. S. Dawson, pastor
of St. John's fhurch at Preemption,
and Rev. G. H. Sherwood, rector cr
Trlnry church of Rock Island. The
church was filled with meberB cf the
Last night at. 7:30 o'clock a class cf
21 received the sacrament of confirma
tion, administered by the tifhop, who
delivered a beaufful discourse.
Tt?v. Stephen Gardner has been as
signed to Christ church at Rushville,
and will assume his new duties imme
diately. The church to which Father
Gardner has been assigned '.e the sec
ond church established in the state
and the first established in this dio
cese. Mr. Haite, who was advanced to
the offire of deacon yesterday, was a
Methodist minister 'or 29 years.
A M vrKllFI I. DIS( OrK.
The ordination sermon, which Bishop
Fawcett took occasion Jo speak of as
the most masterful and sublime he
had fver heard, was delivered by Rev.
Granville Hudson Sherwood, rector of
the church, and follows:
Psalm 89:10. I have exalted one
chosen out of the people.
Isaiah 61:6: Ye :diall be named the
pr!est3 of the Lord; men shall call
yJu the ministers of our God.
It is our pleasure this morning to
witness and to participate In an ord
dination to the priesthood. Our bish
op lias honored us by choosing our
parish church for this service and by
giving us the opportunity of seeing a
man elevated to the priesthood.
The priesthood is the highest office
to which a man may aspire. It Is the
greatest dignity that can be conferred
cm him. By it he becomes God's am
bassador to men, God's spokesman,
God's voice. The power which he re
ceives comes from Gcd, ar.d the pow
er which he la given to exercise Is
God's power. When he stands and
spt-aks before his people, he is stand
ing and speaking as God's representa
tive. That Is one side of his office.
The other Is that he Is the people's
representative before God. When he
stands btfore God he is the represen
tative of his pbplc before the throne
of grace. In either capacity, the dig
nity of his office excels the dignity of
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Bishop M. Edward Fawcett.
one who was the priest or God was
considered the home that was highly
favored and blessed of God.
It is a lamentable fact today that
Christian parents are offering few
such prayers. It is a lamentable 'fact
that they are stifling the desire be
cause they are afraid of poverty and
hardship for their children; that they
and cut itself off from the opportunity
to do Gcds work.
Let a priest forget this side of hi3
office, let him forget that lie, like the
members of his flock, i. a sinner in
the sight of God; let him cherish the
thought that the office which has ex
alted him out of the people has also
exalted him above the people; let him
are steadily discouraging instead of I dwell on the authority with which God
promoting with all their power any j has endowed him and the power vest
leaning towards the ministry, and ! cd in him to the exclusion of the love
trampling under the seeds which ! which he ought'to manifest towards
might with fostering develop into God's people and the burdens ho
true vocations. While all over the i ought to share and the hearts he
world we can see that inherited wealth i ought to comfort, and the dignity of
without the Christian consciousness is j the priesthood vanishes as a mist be
a curse upon our children, parents ! fore the wind. All that he has re
would rather leave their sons wealth I ceived from God counts for nothing,
and see them ruined than to bequeath for the dignity of the priesthood is
to them love for Jesus Christ and liU , supported by but one thing the com-
service which might cause them some ' plc-te identity of the priest with tho
small physical discomfort but would people among whom he exercises hia
glorify them through all eternity. ! priesthood.
I have spoken of the dignity of the! irkmkmmh s cimxcks.
office of priesthood and of its two-fold God took tremendous chances when
capacity. Let me go on to say further j he delegated His powers to men. The
that the office acquires its dipnity bv ' church takes tremendous chances
conferring upon man the power to be ! when she e.ialts one man to be
God's representative, but that the dig-: bishop and a ruler over many men.
nity of the office is preserved only by The bishops take tremendous chances
the man's consciousness that he is ( when they ordain a man to exercise
the representative of God's people. : powers that are more than human.
It is a strange commentary on ' We hear a grsat deal about the scare
human weakness that the gift of God's ' ity of men offering themselves for
power alone is not sufficient to create holy orders, but the church runs not
In the recipient a spirit which will : half the chances of loss through a
I dearth in the ministry so" great that i
the church can afford to take any man j
who cannot say truthfully that he is :
' called of God as was Aaron. Wise j
Martin Luther in his downright fash-j
ion says, "Though thou art wiser than '
Solomon, yet. unless thou art called, j
avoid the ministry as thou wouldest,
The church has lost many an effi-
I cient sexton only to gain an inefficient '
priest, for it is not only better to be !
a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord j
than to dwell in the tents of ungodli- j
ness; it is better to be a doorkeeper1
in the house of the Lord and be called j
to the task than it is to minister un-1
summoned at the Lord's altar. These j
are the men who, proud of the sense i
of priesthood, are unconscious of
those human limitations which alone
bind the heart of the priest to the
hearts of the people and make of his
office a place of dignity and a place
The greatest menace to the church
is not immorality in her priesthood
but the presence there of uncalled
men, who, advanced from some lowly
and honorable task to speaking from
a pulpit, and being addressed by a
title, become victims of vanity and
give themselves up to an intrusive, in
tolerable conceit which impoverishes
their message, demoralises their char
acter, and robs their office of the dig
nity with which God endowed it.
The dignity of the priesthood. It is
worth preserving. It is the office
which ministers the pardon and the
grace of God. It is the ladder set up
from earth to heaven along which an
gelic messengers move with stately
step, mediating between God and mna.
It is the medium through which God
work3 in human souls, converting
them by human voice, or feeding them
at tlfe hands of men with the bread
of life There is everything in the of
fice to kindle the highest aspiration
of Christian youth. There is every
thing in its powers and in its pur
pose to inspire the reverence of ev-.
ery Christian man. It holds within
its hands the keys of heaven, and on
its absolving word the penitent stands
shriven from his sins, once more at
peace with. God. So close it is to
And yet. so close it is to earth, that
God ordained that men should be the
ministers of its treasure men called
out from other men ana exalted to
this honor, to stand not only in the
place of God to men, but tostand be
fore God as tho representatives of
humankind to plead with him for all
men in their common weakness, to
pray to Him for all mens' needs, as
though all men everywhere stood
there before the altar incorporated in
the priest of God, offering through his
lips the prayers of thousands of God's
children, through his lips God's priest
but their minister, a man of like pas
sions with themselves, with human
weaknesses, wretched sins, mighty
struggles, with the same faith and the
same hope in the merits of the Son of
God. So close it is to earth, so bound
to humankind, so one with man in all
his sin, his failure and his triumph.
The man who stands before God's
altar permeated with this thought for
gets the power of priesthood in the
joys of privilege and cherishes as his
highest sacerdotal gift the right to
minister for men in lowly service, in
kindly deed, in gentle word, and to
carry to the throne of God their hopes,
their fears, their needs.
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maintain the dignity of the office, but
nothing in human history is truer than
this, that the priesthood cf the church
any earthly office and exceeds in hon-1 has become degraded when Us pos
er the highest place which man may
accord his fellowman.
It was because of the dignity of this
sessor emphasised only the truth that
they were God's representatives,
while it has grown in dignity and i.i
office that in the purest days of faith j power when it has magnified the (act
mat tne priest was me representative
of the people.
When the priesthood has lost its
sense of proportion and regards It
self merely as the mouthpiece of God.
it has lost the dignity Inherent in its
office, lost the respect of the people,
when God was a greater thought to
Christians than money or position or
social standing, mothers and fathers
of the church prayed tt the altar daily
that their sons might be called to this
higli otnee. and the Christian home
which numbered among its children
scarcity of men as she does through
a superabundance of men who never
should have taken orders. If among
her students for the sacred ministry
there are those who with a clear con
science can give themselves to other
occupations, tho. -' who can be happy
in any other iine of work, those who
are going into, the ministry just be
cause there is a slight preponderance
of preference in that direction, and
not a commanding, compelling force
driving them to the priesthood, these
men ought to be released before the
day of ordination. There is never a
princes. Dignity, did I Bay? Follow
the bishop of London some night into
the crowded slums, hear him preach
on the street corner, see some little
girl come tugging at his arm and lead
him off to pray by the bedside of her
mother. Dignity? Aye! the dignity
of St. Christopher, carrying the .weak
and the faint and the weary, old men
fand little children through the river
Away with false dignity! It be
longs not to thrones nor to princes, it
belongs not to creed nor to caste, it
belongs not to any office no matter
how exalted it may be, unless the man
in the office dignifies it with the dig
nity of usefulness, the dignity of
mighty service, the dignity of minis
THE EARLY PRIESTHOOD.
There was a priesthood once or
dained of God. It had a great history,
a noble past. The oil that consecrat
ed Aaron filled with fragrance all the
generations, descended to the last
and lowest sons. This priesthood
stood face to face with mighty kings
and rebuked' them. It confronted peo
ples and reproved them. At a time
when there was no kins and no gen
eral to command the Maccabee priest
stood forward to be a hammer of God
and break into pieces the oppressor
and set the people free.
It was a glorious history, a splendid
past. The members of this priest
hood at the time of Christ could look
back and claim a memorable ancestry.
But when the Saviour of the world
-looked around among men for the
foundation stones of the Christian
church he looked this old and digni
fied priesthood in the face and turned
sadly away Why? Why, because
their's was a false dignity. He want
ed disciples, and there was no man in
that priesthood humble enough to be
This priest, j a disciple. He wanted men who would
words that on next Sunday you must
kneel as did this priest a while ago
and say with all your people, and as
one of them, "Have mercy upon u$
miserable Binners." That you musi
kneel with them as soon your bishop
will and say as one of them, "We do
not presume to come to this Thy table,
O merciful Lord, trusting in our own
righteousness." That you are their
representative before God and one
with tli em in weakness and in failure
and in hope.
May your life among them as a
priest be crowned with humility, with
humanity. May you bring to your of
fice the only dignity man may add to
it, the dignity of usefulness, the dig
nity of love.
TAG DAY RESULTS
A total of $750 was realized from
the tag day held Saturday under the
auspices of the Associated Charities
and In His Name circle . of
King's Daughters. This was $200
less than last year, the deficit be
ing due largely to the weather and
the inability of many of the workers
to be on the streets in the morning,
which is the most opportune time for
work of this character. The two or
ganisations wish to express their
thanks to the committee who so suc
cessfully planned the affair and, to the
public for its generosity. The fund
will be used in furthering the good
work of the two bodies.
identified with men, rubbing their el-1 love their fellows, and there was no
boys and touching their hearts, this j man in that priesthood human enough
More Than lost Anyone Else.
The-Chief of the Presbyterian Hospital in X. Y
easy way to avoid some physical ills.
His comments on
Dr. Fisher, tells one very
are most interesting Csce letter in southeast corner).
If the subject appeals to you, try leaving off coffee and tea entirely, use
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the return to health and strength.
A level tcaspo.mful of Instant Postum in
an ordinary cup of hot water dissolves instant
ly and makes it right for most persons.
A big cup requires more and some people
who like strong.tlrngs put in a heaping spoon
ful and temper it w ith a large supply of cream.
Experiment until you know the amount
that pleases your palate and have it served
that way in the future.
Postum comes in two forms.
Regular (must be boiled).
Dr. C. Irving Fisher, for a quarter
century at the head of New York's
great Presbyterian hospital, says in
the New York Times of March 23,
"Coffee poisoning is becoming con
rtantly more common in 'his country,
especially among students, whom it
harms more than it would harm almost
l j body else.
Coffee lr.'oxiraticn does not lead to
wife beating but its physiological ef
fects upon some of its victims are al
most as bad as those of alcoholic poi
soning. "We cor.rir.uaHy find at the various
clinics signs of the n?rm done by the
excessive use of tea and coffee among
"Surely this is quite preventable.
"Children not infrequently appear
whope nervous and digestive systems
have been wrecked by these two bev
to be shaped by His love. They had
lost their humility, they had lost their
humanity all that they had left was
the false dignity of power and authori
ty. How helpless was that false dig
nity when this Jesus whom they turn
ed over to death to save their order
and who went as a lamb to the slaugh
ter, stood on the mount of Galilee a
risen king and said to His disciples,
"All power is given unto me in heaven
and in earth!"
TO THE OI.IACO'V.
My brother, you are about to re
ceive the lowest office in the sacred
ministry of the church. You have
come to this point through conviction,
I through sincerity, through sacrifice.
If, after a long ministry in another
body, this seems a humble step, be
comforted, for "they that have used
the office of- a deacon well, purchase
to themselves a good degree, and great
boldness in the faith which is in Jesus
It would not be becoming for me,
whose experience by the side of yours
has been most meagre and limited, to
With a priesthood humble before i give j ou either caution or counsel as
God and identified by pvmpathy at i to the conduct or your office,
1 least w ith every weakness, every
need, every breath of man, the dignity
priest aiene preserves the dignity of
his office, for he has those Rifts which,
more than all th power and authority
in the world, make for respect, humil
ity and sympathy.
All HI" FLOCK,
He goes among Lis flock, with no ;
thought of power, sorrow ing with one, I
rejoicing with another. He goes to
the altar, with no thought of pride, but
bearing on his heart the sins hot only j
of himself but of his people, and say- j
' ing, "Father, we have sinned." He :
comes from his pulpit without vain
glory and conceit, but glad if through
his words any triumph should be
wrought for Gcd, knowing only too
"It is not I who have written,
It is not I who have sung,
I'm the chord that Another has smit
ten. The chime that Another has rung.
I give but the things I am given,
I share but the things that I see,
I draw, but my pencil is driven
By a force that is master of me."
Instant Postum doesn't require boiling, but is prepared instantly by stir
ring a level tcaspoonful in cup of hot water.
There's a Reason" for POSTUM
of the olfice shall never cease among
men. For what is dignity? Does it
consist of palaces and thrones, is It
an accompaniment of authority and
power, docs it attach itself to one of
fice above another ar.d say, "This of
fice shell be revered :.rr.ong men for
ever, no matter who holds it, ro mat
ter how it is used'" No. Dignity is
more than this. Ail over the sinall
states of Europe are little principali-
! ties, pretentious little thrones with
i pretentious little princelets sitting on
i them, decked in silks end purple. Is
t I am hr tmt tn u plprime mil nnH
to wish you well. I pray that this
step may bring peace to your heart.
' First Swedish Lutheran The Sun
day school teachers will meet this
evening at 7:30 in regular monthly ses
sion. Tomcrrow evening the Men's so
ciety will meet witn Nels Swaiison,
C14 Third avenue. J. A. Anderson will
lead in the discussion.
Wednesday evening prayer meeting
will be he!d at the school house.
Thursday afternoon aad evening the
ladies will serve coffee and ice cream
in the school.
Friday evening choir practice takes
There will be no service next Sun
day evening, the ccngrega'lon having
ieen invited to atend the bacca
laureate sermoa at Augustana college.
United Presbyterian Kate Hill
Mission society will .meet tomorrow
eening at 7:45 with .Mrs. Toenniges,
2C7 Fourtn avenue. Miss Lydia iioi
ler will be in charge.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
will be in charge of C. K. Bryan.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday atternoon at the church.
Rev. J. L. VaJce, ine pastor, will
returu the latter part ot the weeK
ironi the mesoyteriau assembly at At
Grace Lutheran Choir practica will
be held Weunesday evening at i.
Thursday evening the iterance club
will hold an open meeting at whica
K. C. Smedley, secretary vi the i. M.
C. A., will deliver an address cn
"Wasnington, D. C," illustrated with
stereopiicoii. 'lhere will be no admis
sion, but a coilec'icn will oe taaeu lor
the btnetit of the club.
Friday atternoon and evening the
Fcrwaru society w ill give a pie and ice
cream sociable a, the lecture room.
Spenccr Memorial Methodist Tho
and that your ministry may be bless- j Young Ladies' auiiiiary wil. meet wsu
ed beyond all measure. i Ruth and Cora .Mcl'herBou, Thirty-
TO THE PRIEST.
My brother, you are about to be ad
mitted into the sacred order of priests.
The dignity cf the offica originates in
the fact that upon you Is conferred
the power to be the representative of
God. But on the other handthe dig
nity of the office ceases. w;hen the
power given you by Cod is used only
as a rod of authority and not as a
wand of love; when you by arrogance
that dignity? Why, they are but deco- or self-will cut yourself off from the
j rated paupers. They are the scorn
and by-word of the people. Dignity?
j Why, they neither rule nor w ork. No
i dignity there.
The universities of the world are
filled with "chairs," chair3 which it is
; an honor to secure, chairs with large
! salaries attached. But those chairs
congregation of men and choose to
stand before them merely as God's
representative, and cease to ba in any
real way their representative before
We belong to a church which prides
itself on its apostolic succession and '
is thankful for it and for the true i
end avenue. Prayer meeting will be
held Thursday evening at 7:43.
Memorial Christian The regular
prayer meeting will be held Wednes
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 the La
dies' Aid society will meet with Mrs.
H. M. McCaskrin, 2512 Eighth-and-a-half
Friday evening the Loyai Uereana
Sunday school class will meet at the
home of W. B. Stine, 1108 Twelfth
Central Presbyterian The Young
People's league ho'ds Its regular so
cial meeting this evening. The men
will be in charge.
Wednesday evening after the regu
lar prayer meeting Rev. Otis G. Dale,
who took charge of the work yester
day, requests that the session and
trustees hold a joint meeting.
Thursday the Aid society will have
an all day meeting, luuch being served
Friday afternoon the Woman's Mis
E'onary society will meet with Mrs.
Downing on Fifteenth street.
Saturday evening tie Brotherhood
will have supper at 6:45, the ladies
serving. After the spread there will
be a stereopticcn lecture by J. H.
Hauberg on the Panama canal.
First Methodist The monthly busi
ness and social meeting of the Ep
vcrth league will be held this evening
The Harriet Henderson memorial
class will meet with H. E. Brown, 1019
i Sixteenth street, Tuesday evening at
Midweek prayer -meeting will take
p!ace at 7:30 Wednesday evening.
The Social Service Sudy club will
hold its regular meeting Thursday
evening at 5:30, subject "The Protec
tion of the Workingman." M. S. Har
mon will be leader.
. The Woman's Heme Missionary so
ciety will meet Friday afternoon fn
the Sunday Pchool room to celebrato
i.3 3''th anniversary. There will bo
an old fachioned "ape. raj sewing
bee to be f el lowed by a box supper.
Friends of the members of the organiz
ation will be welcome.
.South Park Presbyterian This
even'ng the Hnrmcnv class will have
Mrs. Hill s Sunday school class will ; a pubiic examination to be followed by
hold a bakery sale at the church. a mcal program. La'er ice cream
' and cake will be served. The eoer-
German Methodist The Ladie3' Aid tainment iE open to he publie.
society will mee. Thursday afternoon j Wednesday aft-irneon at 4:15 th3
at 2 w ith Mrs. Anna Hostel. 1402 Sec-
Continued on Fae Six j
hird street and Seventh avenue, to
night. The church trustees will alo
mett Uiis evening at the church par
lors. Tomorrow evening there will be
Prayer meeting will be held Wednes
Saturday from 11 a. m. to 4 p. in.
just revolve and draw their pay. They j priesthood which it insures to us. But !
I used to teach. Their dignity is gone, i it is well for us to remember that con-:
j In England there is a post of great j celt cf gifts and pride of power are
I honor, an office w hich w as the gift of ! hardly proper feelings for men whose j
' royal patronage, an office w hich w as ! spiritual ancestry begins with the ;
PHONE OLD 6S2
, surrounded with high dignity because
i it was bestowed as a reward for tal-
ent and effort, and the man w ho held
I !t was called the poet laureate. But it
has been filled by a man to w hom
poetry seems an unknown language,
V. . . V. 1 V . . f 1 1 1
tiumuie i:iieiiuru ui oaiuee. j
You w ill soon be clothed with the j
vestments which no other but a priest j
can w ear. You will soon hear those
tw ful words, "Whose sins thou dost !
forgive, they are forgiven," riving you
i a man whose metrical attempts made) a power, my brother, belonging to no
i him the laughing stock of the world, j other office upon earth. That power,
! Did the dignity remain? No, the dig-1 if wrongly used, can utterly dehuman
! nity fled, abashed. ize you, or that power can make you
; There are bishops of the church liv-; great In sympathy, In. tenderness, in
j ing in lordly palaces and ia royal i charity.
i state with the dignity of- worldly Remember when you hear those
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