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was accepted by him and Rev. Messrs.
J. F. Lawson and Newton Smith were
appointed a committee to install him
as pastor of the Maiden church on
Wednesday night, September 29, 19L5.
New Madrid, Point Pleasant and
Marston Churches: Rev. Newton
Smith was granted permission to serve
as stated supply of these churches.
Commissioners to the General Assembly
of May, 1916, were elected as
follows: Rev. Lynn F. Ross and Ruling
Elder Jno. M. Jamison, of Irondale,
principals; Rev. J. F. Lawson
and Ruling Elder Dr. W. S. Dearmont,
of Cape Girardeau, alternates.
Letters from Rev. J. F. Curtis, retired
minister, and Rev. Messrs. W.
W. Killough, R. L. Moser and Jrs. V.
Worsham, invalid ministers, were read
which evoked the sincere sympathy of
Presbytery for them, and at its request
Rev. J. F. Lawson offered prayer
in their behalf.
The Presbyterial sermon was
preached on Wednesday night by Rev.
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Kev. E. O. Sutherland was chosen
to preach this sermon at the next
Revised Manual: The report of
the committee was adopted and the
stated clerk was directed to get an
estimate of the cost of printing the
Manual and report at the adjourned
meeting to be held during the sessions
of Synod in St. Louis October
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church for their genial and cordial
hospitality, Presbytery adjourned to
meet at the call of the moderator
during the sessions of Synod at St.
Louis and on stated session in New
Madrid on Tuesday, April 11, 1916,
at 7:30 P. M.
Presbytery met for the first time
in the new house of worship of this
church, which is a substantial and
beautiful edifice of English-Gothic
architecture, built of De Soto cream
limestone, with red tile roof, oak furniture
and art glass windows; has a
seating capacity of 350, also a large
basement of ten feet to ceiling, well
finished for the Sabbath school and
other purposes?erected at a cost of
$1,300, all of which has been paid.
It was dedicated October 17, 1909.
Beginning with the 26th inRt., evnnge
Usui: services are 10 De neia in me
church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Trigg
A. M. Thomas, superintendent of Synodcal
home missions, to he continued
three weeks. Let us pray that God
may crown this meeting with His
blessing, revive His work in this
church and greatly strengthen it in
numbers and graces.
Geo. W. Harlan, S. C.
The Presbytery of Atlanta met in
the 98th stated session In Jonesboro,
Ga., September 14th at 7:30 P. M.
The opening sermon was preached by
the retiring moderator, Rev. A. A.
Little, D. D., texts, Ps. 51:10, Ezek.
There were present 37 ministers
and 33 ruling elders.
Organization: Rev. Homer McMillan,
D. D., moderator; Rev. C. L.
Power recording clerk; Rev. J. G.
Herndon engrossing clerk.
The I*resbyterial Sermon was
preached by Rev. Jonas Barclay, subject:
Rev. H. S. Yerger, of the Presbytery
of Meridian, was invited to sit
as a corresponding member.
Licentiate Samuel Browne Hoyt was
transferred to the Presbytery of Western
Pastoral Relations established since
the spring meeting: Rev. G. R. Buford,
of MooVe Memorial, Atlanta;
Rev. J. R. McMullen, of Barnesville
and Thomaston; Rev. I. H. Miller, of
Jackson, Stockbridge and Flat Rock;
Rev. W. E. Dozier, of Loyd.
Now Executive Committee on Synodical
Home Missions was added: J.
E. Hemphill, J. B. Ficklen, J. S.
Lyons,# J. P. Thurman, C. D. Montgomery.
Rev. W. A. Murray was re-elected
stated clerk and treasurer.
Evangelism and State of Religion:
A most interesting and helpful conference
was conducted on the state
of religion and evangelism by Dr.
D. H. Ogden, chairman. The committee
on evangelism reported 36
evangelistic meetings during the summer.
These resulted in 140 additions
on profession of faith and 22 by letter,
total 162. There were 36 more additions
this summer than during the
whole of last year, an increase of 34
per cent since the last meeting of
Presbytery. Each pastor will be
asked to conduct at least two evangelistic
services each year.
N OP THE S O U T H.
Presbytcrial Home Missions: At
Ihe popular meeting in the interest
af this cause, Dr. S. L.. Morris dellvsred
an instructive and inspiring address
on "The Country Church."
The chairman's report showed
marked growth in the work, but an
alarming scarcity of funds with which
to prosecute the work.
]>octrinal Sermon for Spring Mc.it
inn: Subject?"The Blood Covenants
of the Bible and Jehovah, the God
of the Covenant," Rev. Win. E. Hill,
preacher, and Rev. J. S. Lyons alternate.
Evangelistic Powers were granted
to Rev. W. E. Dozier in the Mountville
congregation and to Rev. J. R.
McMullen in the Forsyth congregation.
The Pastoral Relation between Rev.
Jonas Barclay and the McDonough
church was dissolved, to become effective
January 1, 1916.
The Communion Sermon was
preached by ltev. J. G. Patton, D. D.,
subject: "God's Attitude toward the
Sinner." The sacrament of the Lord's
Supper was administered by Rev. W.
E. Dozier and Rev. Carl Barth.
mr. u. ?. nooper was aroppea irom
the roll of candidates for the ministry.
Presbyterial Assessment: In view
of the fact that the income of the
Presbytery is not sufficient to meet
the necessary expenses of Presbytery,
the assessment was increased to thirteen
cents (13 cts.) per member, to
bo effective April 1, 1916.
Adjourned to meet at the call of
the moderator during the meeting of
Synod at La Grange, Ga.
Next Stated Meeting, Lithonia, Ga.,
April 11, 1916, at 7:30 P. M.
W. A. Murray, S. C.
KING'S MOUNTAIN PRESBYTERY.
King's Mountain Presbytery met at
Ellenboro, N. C., September 14, 1916,
at 8 P. M. The opening sermon was
preached by Rev. C. S. Wilson, pastorelect
of the Lincolnton c urch.
Moderator: Rev. J. H. Henderlite.
Temporary Clerk: ^lr. J. A. Hunter.
The ministers of the Presbytery, except
three, were present, and the
churches were well represented.
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Ministers Received: Rev. V. S.
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Ordained to the Ministry: Mr. D.
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Harry, Shiloh church, and Mr. E. L.
Barber, Brittain church.
JNxinlwed: llev. K. CI Anderson
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It. O. Shannon to Abingdon Presbytery.
Corresponding Members: Rev. O.
G. Jones, D. IX, Rov. W. J. Roach,.
Rev. H. H. Munroe and Rev. W. E.
Mcllwain, D. D
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Doctrinal Sermon: By Rev. J. II.
Henderlite on "The Sovereignty of
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