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a warm welcome from Western Texas
Owing to the small attendance and
the general conditions which prevail
in the Presbytery, the sessions of this
Presbytery continued through only
one and one-half days. Presbytery ad
journed to meet in the First church,
San Antonio, on September 30th at
2:30 P. M.
The Presbytery met at the appoint
ed time and place with eight minis
ters and one ruling elder present.
Calls for the pastoral services of
Rev. E. B. Paisley from McAllen and
Rev. R. P. Cribble from Mercedes
were found in order and placed in
their hands. They having accepted
the calls, Presbytery appointed com
missions to conduct the installations
at such time as may be satisfactory
to all parties.
The Home Mission Committee was
instructed to do all in its power to
assist the churches which are suffer
ing from the recent storm. Rockport,
Arkansas Pass and Corpus Christi
were the greatest sufferers. The
Rockport church was carried about
150 feet from its foundation and bad
ly damaged. On account of the great
loss of property among the members
of these and other churches, many
will not be able to meet their pledges
to the churches, hence Western Texas
Presbytery is facing a deficit for this
year. But with faith in God and with
assurance that Ho will help those who
need, we will press on with renewed
J. Leighton Green, S. C.
The Presbytery of St. Louis met in
O'Fallon, Mo., September 16th, and
was opened with a sermon by the re
tiring Moderator. Rev. Charles W. An
derson, from 2 Tim. 1:12.
Officers: Elder E. T. Miller, of Cen
tral church. Moderator; Elder C. G.
Stewart, of Festus, Temporary Clerk.
Rev. George F. Bell was dismissed
to Roanoke Presbytery, and Rev. C.
E. Paxson to Ebenezer Presbytery.
Preaching sen-ices: At the wish of
the church more time than usual was
devoted to preaching services. Beside
the opening sermon. Rev. D. C. Mac
Leod, D. D., preached at 11 A M.
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ut the Pres
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Order now. Begin to prepare for
the service, December 21, 1919 ? the
day appointed by the General Assem
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND
Henry H. Sweets, Secretary
410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky
Wednesday, Rev. Walter Langtry
preached the Presbyterial sermon at
3 P. M., and Rev. J. F. Cannon, D.
D., and Rev. J. W. Rowe delivered
addresses in the evening.
Amendments to the Book of Church
Order: The Presbytery approved the
amendment to paragraph <}, section
4, chapter 5, relating to candidates
for the ministry; also the amend
ments to paragraph 118 (3) and to
paragraph 129 (1), relating to trials
for licensure and ordination, but de
clined to approve the amendments
providing for the election of elders
and deacons for five years. The
amendment proposing to change the
basis of representation was postponed
to the spring meeting.
Evangelistic Meetings: The special
committee on this subject recom
mended that evangelistic meetings be
held in all the churches, and that
pastors co-operate with each other
when no evangelist was available.
The Synodical Mission Committee
reported all fields occupied except two,
which had good prospects of being
Dr. MacLeod was added to the Sy
nod's Home Mission Committee.
St. Charles was chosen as the place
for the spring meeting.
Walter M. Langtry, S. C.
Norfolk Presbytery met in Make
mie church, Accomac County, Va., on
September 23, 1919, and was elegant
ly entertained by a most hospitable
Rev. T. C. Bales, by request,
preached the opening sermon, after
which he was elected Moderator, with
Rev. T. H. Dimmock as Temporary
Licentiate F. M. Bain was received
from Fayetteville Presbytery, exam
ined and ordained to preach the gos
pel. Commissions were appointed to
install him pastor of Makemie,
Naomi and Clarke churches: Rev.
G. H. Emurian, of Park Avenue
church, and Rev. R. B. Eggleston, of
Presbytery gave some time to an
earnest discussion on family religion.
Rev. W. A. Ross gave an interest
ing address on conditions in Mexico.
Mr. Arthur Lang was taken under
the care of the Presbytery as a can
didate for the ministry.
Fifty thousand dollars was divided
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