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of God as his preserver and benefac tor. All this suggests that we should adopt a definite percentage of our annual income as our minimum of offerings to the Lord. We should re solve never to let our offerings fall below that minimum. We may give more than that, just as much more Composers-Songwriters. We correct manuscripts, arrange, print your mu sic, write music for words, and secure copyrights. Send stamp. Melville Scott Music Co., Dept. C., 145 West 45th St., New York City. WANTED ? A WHITE GIRL ABOUT ten years old. A good home for a child. Address Miss C. C. Wilson, Evergreen. Va. Regal Wyandotte*. Hatching egg* our specialty. Mt Rydel Farm. Am herst, Va. BUREAU OF MINISTERIAL SUPPLY, Synod of Virginia, offers its services to any church seek ing a pastor, and to any minister seeking a pastorate. All correspond ence strictly confidential. Write Rer. P. C. Clark, Secretary of Bureau, Shawsville. Va. 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ADVISE WITH National State and Gty Bank 1111 East Main Street RICHMOND, VA. W. H. PALMER President JUL1EN H. HILL Viee-Preeident H. E. CUNNINGHAM Vlco-Preaident J. W. 8INTON Vioe- President 8. P. RYLAND Cuhior JE88E P. WOOD Aaat. Cashier B. F. DEW Auditor as our hearts prompt us to give and the needs require, but not less. Thus that minimum will rise and fall as our own income rises and falls, or it will remain stationary if our inconio is stationary. To do this, we must keep account of what we receive at the hands of a gracious Providence and of what we give back to Him, in order that we may make sure of not falling below our minimum. In th?s way our offerings keep ever fresh before us the fact that all we receive we get from God. So it ex presses our devotion and our wor ship. It always keeps alive our rela tionship to God and imparts to our offerings that proper spirit which is so large a part of their value. God once gave to the Israelites a plan that embodied just that advan tage. It was the tithing system. Tho Israelite was required to give to the , worship of God one-tenth of his in come. Indeed, if God ever approved of our giving less, than a tenth, lie has not said so in His word. Statis tics compiled by the United States Government show that if all the mem bers of the Southern Presbyterian Church were to tithe, we would get over $14,000,000 a year for religious uses. SOME BENEFITS OP THE EVEKY MEMBER CANVASS. Rev. I. S. McEIroy, D. D. It was only a few days before his lamented death that I promised our beloved secretary of the Assembly's Stewardship Committee, Rev. R. L. Walkup, that I would some day in January Bend him a short article to help forward the great cause he loved so devotedly and served so efficiently. To be helpful even in a small measure to a cause of so great Importance and especially under present conditions is a privilege to bo held in honor. It will be noted that I was not asked to write about all but only about some of the benefits of the Every Member Canvass, and to do this in a limited space. The Every Member Canvass has grown in favor in all the churches except perhaps a very few where those in charge failed to prepare for the Canvass by instructing the people and calling them to prayer. The unsatis factory results in these exceptional cases were due, of course, not to the plan but to the failure of the pastor to put It Into proper operation. Where the instructions of our Gen eral Assembly shall be followed with reasonable care we may confidently count on the following among other benefits: 1. The Every Member Canvass edu cates the people in the fundamental doctrine of stewardship. No part of the education of the Church is more important than this relation of the believer to our Lord as the Lord's steward holding all that he is and all that he calls his own in trust for the advancement of the kingdom of heaven on earth. More sermons are preached on this subject, more articles are read, more objections are answer, ed, more explanations are made, more conversations are held, more prayers are offered during the time set apart for the Every Member Canvass than were formerly scattered through a series of years. The subject is brought before every member person ally, not only by the pastor and the Church papers, but also by fellow members of the same church who ask for offerings for the Lord's work on the basis of, the stewardship of his people. 2. It furnishes the people with Im portant and needed Information touching the different departments of Executor, Administrator, Trustee In the administration of all Trust* the serrioe of this Company is prompt, efficient and oompleta. Oarefnl attention is paid to every detail and large assets s fiord ample security for Trust Fnnds. Write for onr booklet on Wills. RICHMOND TRUST Capital AND SAVINGS CO. Main St. t.l SI, POO. 00# Corner /ill our Church work at home and abroad. They have this information brought before them In attractive and Impres sive forms. It is oft repeated and in so many different ways that - even the most indifferent cannot fail to get some idea of the nature and needs of these great causes that represent the aggressive works of the Church. This information received during Che Every Member Canvass tends to create an appetite in that direction so that tho people becomo a more intelligent con gregation as to the Church and Its work. Church papers get new sub scribers. 3. It stirs the people with the vision of a great task. It brings before them In one large vision the large claims of all the causes included in the pro gram of the Church. They see not one small segment but the vast reaches of the whole circle of the mis sion of the Church. They hear the call not for a few hundreds or thous ands of dollars but for hundreds of thousands and for millions of dollars. Their souls are stirred by the bigness of the task. Their faith feels the tug of a heroic call and responds with sacrificial liberality. The biggest and best men in the Church conducting an Every Member Canvass give empha sis to tbe bigness of the task, the heroism of th? call, and the reality of the challenge Christ is now mak ing to the love and loyalty of his peo ple. This In itself is a forceful ser mon. 4. It arouses the enthusiasm of the people by the contagion of concert In action. The fellowship of a goodly company makes It much easier to do a large, a liberal and a heroic thing. This Is true on the athletic field, in the army, in business circles and In all the relations of life. When the people understand that all the mem bers of all the churches are listening to these same calls and responding to these same appeals their interest takes on something of the enthusiasm of the soldier when he sees his whole command moving forward in a charge. 5. It exerts a reflex influence on the spiritual life of the Church that cannot be easily estimated and yet is of very great value. Iudeed, this alone would make the Every Member Canvass worth all the time and trouble involved to say nothing of the increase in the offerings of the people. It strengthens the ties that bind in the fellowship of service. It stimulates the feelings of brotherhood in the members of the family of God. It enlarges the outlook of life and (Continued on page 14.) WANTED ? 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