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reports that the people had been faith
ful in the worship of the Lord with their Bubstance, and almost every sal ary bad been paid up In full. The contributions to the various benevo lences also hail been liberal. A feeling of hopefulness pervaded the whole Presbytery, and a decided spirit of aggressiveness promising well for the futurfe was manifest in all the sessions. One church building has been erected during the past year without help from abroad. Church orection has been added to the gen eral plan of Home Mission work, and the three departments of Evangelism, Sustentation and Church Erection will henceforth bo co-ordinated under one head. Home Missions. Rev. W. A. Zeigler has been elected 1'resbyterial evangelist and has en tered upon his work with good pros YKI,1A)W SULPHUR SPRINGS. Montgomery County, Va. Opens May 1. Famous mineral water, stimulating and invigorating, excellent tonic. Wonderful place for children; 50-acre park. Essentially the place for relaxation and recre ation. Home-like atmosphere. 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Solid Train Service Dining Car. All information cheerfully furnished W. B. BEVILL, Passenger Traffic Manager. W. C. SAUNDERS, Qaneral Passenger Afenta. poets not only in the vacant churches but also in outlying territory. Calls were sent up to Presbytery from Wapanucka church for the pas toral relation to be established with the Rev. E. W. Mitchel, and from Col bert church for Rev. W. A. Roach to be installed there as pastor. Arrange ments were made to install Rev. E. W. Mitchell and Revs. E. E. Bigger, W. A. Roach and Elder G. T. Ralls, of Coalgate, were apointed as a com mission to install him at Wapanucka, the time to be agreed upon by the church and commission. Rev. W. A. Roach was allowed to retain the call of Colbort church in his hands until the spring meeting of Presbytery. Notice was given that at the spring meeting of Presbyfcery an amendment to the Standing Rules of Presbytery will be pressed requiring that the sig nature of either the clerk of session or the pastor of the church shall be suf ficient. A complaint was filed with the stated clerk against the action of Pres bytery in sustaining the report of the committee on Sessional Records, the criticism of Sulphur Central church records for not having the names of both pastor and clerk of the session signed to the minutes. After a profitable and pleasant meeting Presbytery returned thanks to the good people of Sulphur for their hospitable entertainment of its mem bers and adjourned to meet in Wa panucka on Wednesday after the sec ond Sunday of September at 8:00 o'clock P. M. WINCHESTER. The Presbytery of Winchester met at Moorefield, W. Va., on Tuesday, April 24, 1917, and was opened with a sermon by the moderator, Rev. P. J. Brooke, Jr. There were present twen ty-one ministers and nineteen elders. The church is at present without a pastor, but both the ex-pastor, Rev. C. D. Gilkeson, and the pastor-elect, Rev. S. O. Hall, were on hand, Mr. Hall being received at this meeting from the Presbytery of LaPayette. The the Presbytery of Lafayette. The people of Moorefield fully maintained their great reputation for hospitality, and the meeting was a delightful one in every way. The Rev. George L. Cook was elect ed moderator, and the Rev. E. G. Switzer, temporary (Jerk. The Rev. F. M. Woods, D. D., preached the Presbyterial sermon on "The Perseverance of the Saints." The sermon at the next meeting will be preached by the Rev. E. G. Switzer on "Sanctification." A public meeting in the interest of Foreign Missions was conducted by Rev. Charles Ghiselin, D. D., chair man of the committee, and an in teresting address was made by Rev. William F. Buli, of the Korean Mis sion. Upon recommendation of the committee the Presbytery adopted a standing rule calling for a report on Foreign Missions at both the spring and fall meetings. Rev. C. D. Gilkeson, the recently elected Superintendent of Home Mis sions and Sunday-school Work, pre sented these subjects In a thorough and interesting report, which gave an encouraging outlook for the whole work, with prospect of all vacancies being supplied at an early day. ?A special hour was devoted to the subject of Evangelism, under the leadership of the chairman of this committee, Rev. F. J. Brooks, D. D. Addresses were made by Rev. H. M. Moffett and Rev. A. H. Clarke. The Presbytery adopted a recommendation urging the sessions of all the churches to appoint committee of judicious persons to act in aid of evangelism in the churches and to do personal work among the unsaved. Executor Administrator T rustee In the administration of all Trusts the service of this Company is prompt, efficient and complete. Careful attention is paid to every detail and large assets afford ample security for Trust Funds. Write for our booklet on Wills. RICHMOND TRUST and SAVINGS CO. Main St., m., $1,000,060 Corner 7th Commissions were appointed to or ganize churches at Shanghai and Tabler, and another commission has under consideration the organization of a church at Milldale. The total benevolent gifts of the Presbytery for the year were $27,405. Of this amount the women's societies gave $7,946. Answering the overture of New York Presbytery on organic union, Winchester Presbytery adopted the following: 1. We believe in the closer co operation of all Presbyterian bodies in the work of maintaining and ad vancing the crown right of the King and in advancing his kingdom throughout the world. 2. We believe unequivocally in the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, the virgin-birtb, deity and resurrection of Christ, the vicarious atonement and the efficacy of divine grace, and in the statement of these beliefs in lan guage that cannot be perverted or mis understood. 3. We believe that until there is a reasonable prospect of a real union on such a basis it would he unwise and injurious to reopen, or open, a discus sion of organic union with any body, sion of organic union with anybody. Feeling as strongly as we do the neces sity of maintaining these fundamental doctrines of our faith, we prefer to waive any further discussion of this question till such time as God in His providence indicates more clearly the way. By previous appointment of Pres bytery an interesting and scholarly address on Martin Luther was dc> livered by Rev. John C. Siler. Presbytery meets next at Gormania, W. Va., September 4, 1917. J. A. McM., S. C. ATLANTA. The one hundred and first stated session of Atlanta Presbytery mot in Bethany church April 10th at 7:30 P. M. The opening sermon was preached by Rev. Linton Johnson, the last moderator present. Organization: Rev. J. M. Harris was elected moderator; Rev. Arnold Hall engrossing clerk, and Rev. J. B. Ficklen recording clerk. There were present thirty ministers and thirty-two elders. Ordination: Mr. S. S. Daughtry, a licentiate of the Methodist Tplscopal Church, South, after examination, was ordained evangelist. Home Missions: The chairmen of Presbyterian, Synodical and General Assembly's Home Missions made en couraging reports. Foreign Missions: A popular meet ing was held in interest of Foreign Missions Thursday evening. Every church in the Presbytery contributed to this cause. Dr. Flinn, in an in spiring address, gave a new vision of Foreign Mission conquest and victory. The report of the committee was not only encouraging but optimistic. Sabbath Schools: Three hundred and forty-nine additions to the Church on profession of faith were reported from the -Sunday-schools. All of our schools are "evergreen." There was an increase in contributions over last year of $1,197.00. Christian Kducatiou and Ministerial Relief: Rev. W. E. Dozier, who has served as chairman of this committee with such marked efficiency and faith fulness for several years, retired, and Rev. D. II. Ogden was elected as his successor. (Continued on page 22) Mobilize the Dollars r The true foundation of national de fense has always been, and must al ways be, the thrift of the individual. Save YOUR dollars to help younelf and, at the same time, assist your country. National State and Gty Bank Richmond, V?. Win. H. Palmer, Pres. Wm. M. Hill, Vice-Prea. J. W. 8inton, Vice-Prea. Julien H. Hill, Cashier R. E. Cunningham, Asst. Caahiar Wm. S. Ryland, Ant. Caahiar INCORPORATED 1832 EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS Eighty-five yenrs in the confidence of this community. 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