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Honor the Ageil, 2 Kings 2:23-25:
"The hoary head is a crown of glory" (Prov. 16:31), and ought to show reverence and respect to him who wears a crown, especially when it is a God-given crown. Old people are entitled to our honor, because God has honored them in giving them a long life. They should be honored for what they are, for what they know, for what they have done. 1 Severe nee in God's House, Eccl. T>: 1-7: "The Lord is in his holy tem ple: let all the earth keep silent be fore him." When one is permitted to enter the palace of the King of England and to go into the presence of the king, there must be put on certain clothes, certain ceremonies must be gone through with, the man ner must be quiet and dignified and respectful. How much more ought this to be true when we go into God's house. We should never forget that the church is God's dwelling place and that He there receives His people. In the church our behavior should be quiet and respectful, because God is there. The Spirit of Worship, Ps. 9.r>:l-ll: Worship should be engaged in with joy and gladness. It should never be considered a burden. When we think of what God i8 and what He has done for us and will do for us we ought to count it a great privilege to be permitted to offer our worship to Him. We ought to give expression to the gladness of our hearts in our songs of praise. Singing ought to have a more prominent place in our worship than it usually does. Every one ought to take part in the singing, and should put his heart into it, and not leave 1t to be done by others. Church Attendance, Heb. 10.19-2.r?: It is hard to understand how any Christian can be negligent about at tending church. We are very careful about accepting the invitations of our friends, and we are careful to fill all engagements with our fellowmen. God has invited us to meet Him in His house, and we are under pledge to do what He wants us to do. It is at church that our souls are specially fed with heavenly food. It is at church that the gospel is preached and our presence will help the preacher, help others and help our selves. Ix?vo for Clod's House, Luke 2:41 r>2: The church is God's earthly dwelling place, just as, in the days of Israel, He made the Temple the special place for manifesting His glory. We should never lose sight of the fact that it is our Father's house and that we can find Him there always. How we like to go to the home of our earthly father when we know that we shall find him there. Let us meet Him there, for He has great blessings in store for those who attend upon the service of His house. Reverence and Public Worship, Ps. 33:1-11; John 4:19-26: We should go into God's presence with rejoicing and gladness, because of His great majesty and glory and love. When we worship Him it should not be with mere lip service. It should be with our spirits and it should be sincere. Why Should We Be Reverent in God's House? Because it is God's house, and if we realize that fact we will be reverent. Why Should We Be Respectful to Every One? Because every one is made in the image of God. And be cause we want every one to be re spectful to us. How Are Respect and Reverence Shown? By gentleness, kindness, courtesy and humility. "In honor preferring one another." Fifth Avenue Church, Knowille, Tenn.: Our Christian Endeavor has started an innovation in the church by taking eniire charge of the service the iirst Sunday night in each month and calling it "Young Folks' Night." Last Sunday night was our first at tempt at the experiment, and it proved an unqualified success. It was every thing that . the name implies; the young people had charge of every thing. There was no regular preach ing service and the pulpit was taken off the rostrum and the whole affair was of an informal nature. The young folks furnished the entire program and a class of young boys formed the welcoming committee and the ushers. The affair was such a great success, and the congregation was so pleased with the idea, that we are looking forward with a great deal of pleasure and interest for our next "Young Folks' Night." SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ENDEA VORERS PASS GREAT MIS SIONARY GOAL. By Karl Lehmann, Southern States' Secretary of the United Society of Christian Endeavor. The Christian Endeavorers of the South have had as one of their goals this year "$15,000 for Denomina tional Missions," and the ideal of mis sionary giving has been kept constant ly before these splendid young peo ple, with the result that on May 5, after only eight months of the cam paign had passed, $16,014.78 had been given to denominational mis sions, according to the reports sent the Southern States' secretaries by the treasurers of the missionary boards and committees of the various denominations. Southern Endeavorers in the Church of the Disciples of Christ had given $5,735.30; Southern Presbyterian, $4,002.81; Endeavorers of the Chris tian Church (convention), $2,400; U. S. A. Presbyterian, $1,896.03; Cum berland Presbyterian and other de nominations smaller sums. These gifts do not include the recent pledges to buy Victory Bonds for missions, as the money for these have not yet been sent to the various missionary agencies and will not until the bonds have been paid for. This money does not include aTiy gifts except those given to distinctly denominational missionary causes of the churches with which the Christian Endeavor societies are connected. There is no doubt but that the next four months will bring this record well up toward the $25,000 mark, as several denominations have not yet been heard from at all in this matter. Christian Endeavor is not only in terdenominational, but it is thorough ly loyal to the church with which each society is connected. Christian Endeavorers of the South have been just as loyal to their churches as they have been enthusias tic about the great interdenomina tional fellowship of their great move ment. Virginia and Kentucky led the States of the South in the amounts given in proportion to their goal, Vir ginia more than doubling her goal. DIXIE'S REST E. CONVENTION. By Karl Lehmann, The best Christian Endeavor Con vention held in the South in years was the Georgia-South Carolina Inter state Convention, which met at Au gusta, Ga., May 2d-4th. There were an even 300 paid, reg istered delegates and hundreds of others who attended the sessions, but did not register. The speakers did Superintendent of Junior Christian Endeavor; Wyatt A. Taylor, city edi tor of the largest evening daily news paper in North and South Carolina; Dr. Henry F. Williams, of Nashville, Field Secretary of the Southern Pres byterian Committee on Foreign Mis sions;, Rev. Allen Wilson, Dr. R. F. Kirkpatrick, President of the Atlanta Union; Dr. Joseph R. Sevier, Karl Lelimann and many others. The Augusta committee outdid it self. It was a perfect Convention Committee and every member of it did full duty. The banquet Saturday evening, at which 250 delegates sat down, was the finest Christian En deavor banquet that we have ever at tended, the food was excellent and* plentiful, the place cards and decora tions were tasty and beautiful, the orchestra the iinest professional or chestra in that part of the country; the toasts to "Our Guests," "To Au gusta," "To the State Officers," "To Dr. Clark" and "To President Wilson" were excellent and the reading at the close most entertaining and interest ing. In short, it was a wonderful ban quet. Not satisfied with this great success, the Augusta committee served an excellent supper to all dele gates on Sunday evening just before the Christian Endeavor meeting, led by Wyatt A. Taylor. The automobile ride on Friday afternoon was enjoyed by all. South Carolina had about fifteen more delegates from outside Augusta than did Georgia. A. C. Sibley, Trea surer of the Georgia Union, reported all bills paid and $85.35 balance in the treasury, and Mrs. Wyatt A. Tay lor, Treasurer of the South Carolina Union, reported all bills paid and $219.66 in the treasury. Both States increased their appropriation to the All-South Extension Committee from $350 to $400 for this year. Each State passed a resolution requesting that the All-South Extension Commit tee be continued beyond the end of the five-year period, which closes at the New Orleans Convention in July, 1920, and that Secretary I-ehmann De asked to continue in his leadership of the work in the South. Both States voted to send their State presidents and secretaries to the Buffalo Conference in August this summer. George Rusk and Miss Nora Saye will represent Georgia and Wyatt A. Taylor and Miss Claudia Fraser will represent South Carolina, in ad dition to the many other Endeavorers who will attend from these two fine States. South Carolina reported over 4,000 members in the State and Georgia 4, 500 members. Both States pledged enough subscriptions to the Dixie En deavorer to pass their goals for the year, and both States have paid their appropriation to the All-South Exten sion Committee in full to next Sep tember. Sunday morning the delegates at tended the beautiful annual Rosr ser vice of the Augusta First Presbyte rian church, at which time the pas tor, Rev. Joseph R. Sevier, D. D., pub licly received forty-seven new mem bers into the church, thirty of them on profession oi their faith. At the closing consecration service seven of the finest young men and women of these two States dedicated their lives to the work of the gospel ministry and the mission field. Dr. R. F. Kirkpatrick, of Atlanta, one of the finest young people's pas tors in the South, led the early morn ing prayer meeting Sunday morning on tho bridge which crosses the Sa vannah River, which is the dividing line between South Carolina and Geor gia, and every delegate present felt that it had been changed from a di viding line to a uniting line between these two States. This was a most impressive and helpful service. The Endeavorers of both States voted to increase their goals in the campaign for $15,000 for denomina tional missions in the South, and rec ommended that the goal of the South be increased to $20,000. The silver trophy cup for South Carolina was won by the First Pres byterian Society of Clinton, S. C. They won this cup last year also. During the past year this society has organ ized fifteen new societies. The banner for the largest amount per member given to missions was awarded to the Second Presbyterian of Greenville, S. C. They gave $4.G3 per member. Laurens district won the banner for the largest attendance at this con vention. Forty-three new societies have been organized in South Carolina during the past year. The Augusta First Presbyterian So ciety won the banner for the best work in Georgia. During the Friday night session of the convention the Endeavorers of North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Ken tucky, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina presented Miss Grace Hooper with a beautiful port able typewriter for use in the field as an expression of their appreciation for her splendid work here in the South. The two State Unions present ed a handsome loving cup to the Au gusta Convention Committee, and the Georgia Endeavorers a beautiful silver water pitcher to Mrs. W. F. Mott, State Junior Superintendent, who is moving to Columbus, Miss. The new officers of the Georgia Union are: ' President. George R. Rusk, Decatur; Vice-President, James H. Bar field, Auburn; Secretary, Miss Nora Saye, Athens; Treasurer, A. Sib ley, Augusta. The new officers of the South Caro lina Union are: President, Wyatt A. Taylor, Columbia, S. C.; Vice-Presi dent, Norwood Durant, Alcolu; Vice President. J. T. Fain, Rock Hill; Sec retary, Miss Claudia Fraser, Sumter; Treasurer, Mrs. Wyatt A. Taylor, Co lumbia. UNION SEMINARY STUDENTS THANK SEC. DANIELS. We, the students of Union Theo ogical Seminary in Virginia, note with sincere gratification your General Or der No. 456, regulating the observ ance of the Sabbath day in the navy. Being aware of the numerous inroads on the sanctity of the Sabbath day which have been made both in the secular and social life of our nation, we believe that no order of more im portance has been issued from any department of the Government during or since the war. We therefore ex press to you our most hearty endorse ment of this step which has been taken to safeguard the sacred priv ileges of rest and worship on the Lord's Day to those men who are the nation's defenders on the sea. It is our desire further to go on record in our Church and before the public as in hearty sympathy and co-operation ?with General Order No. 456. May God, whom you are thus honoring, honor you in giving you continued success in your efforts to make our navy a strong defense to the nation and our nation a glory to God. (Signed) A. Hugh Miller, Dan H. Graham, M. A. Boggs, Committee. that bit of instruction he laid bare the heart of religion, which is a filial life toward a father here and now. ? Selected.