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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, May 21, 1919, Image 13

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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. ?
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