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Bluff Presbytery in September.
lMytlicvillc, First: Sunday October 1st was a busy day in this church, of which Rev. J. Walter Cobb is the pas tor. The church had as its guest for the day Rev. N. Koff Smith, D. D., of Memphis, who preached evangelistic sermons at the morning and evening hours, made an evangelistic talk at (be Rally Day services of tlio Sunday school, and gave a song service in the afternoon. Two members were re ceived into the membership of the church, and a communcants' class of four boys of the Sunday Bchool to be taught by the pastor was started. One hundred and ninety-six dollars were contributed for Sunday-school Extension. An interesting program was rendered under the direction of Mrs. Roy Walton, Supt. of Missions in the Sunday school. Three new members were added to the choir, one of whom is a splendid violinist. A record was made in the attendance at the Y. P. S. C. E., and an inter esting program was carried out by the leader Miss Eva Hargett, and there were about fifty present at the Mis sion Sunday school ir the west end of town. All together it was an inter esting day and profitable for this church. Careful preparations had been made for the day. Stress was laid upon the evangelistic feature of the day. For three Sundays preceding the pastor made evangelistic talks to the Sun day school, the general theme being: "Drawing Water Out of the Wells of Salvation." These were illustrated talks. He secured the services of a local artist who for each Sunday paint ed a picture with which to illustrate the talk. The first talk was on "Why we Should Draw Water Out of the Wells of Salvation," and was illus trated by a picture of Jesus and the woman at the well; the second, on "How" was illustrated by a picture of a pool with steps leading up, these steps representing Regeneration, Faith, Repentance, Confession; and the third, on "When" by two pic tures, one entitled "The Old Oaken Bucket" with a boy drinking out of the bucket, and the other with picture of a well with a broken pitcher (Eccl. 12:1 and 6) Personal workers did good service during these three weeks. Also there was made a Friendly Visitation of the whole con gregation the Sabbath immediately preceding. The accession of two members and the formation of a small communicants' class do not represent the real results of the work, as a number of others will be received as soon as their church letters can be secured. FLORIDA. (Pcnsacola: Rev. Francis Tappey, D. D., pastor of the First church, has returned from his vacation, a part of which was spent at Montreat. Dur ing his month's absence, Dr. Tappey supplied the First church, Salisbury, N. C., Trinity church, Montgomery, and the Central church, Mobile, each one Sunday. Since his return two weeks ago the Session has received seven new members, si* of these be ing on profession of faith. The Sun day school will observe "Decision Day" on October 15 as the culmination of a week of "Rally Day" services in the church. Flortflay Presbytery will meet la the Chattahoochee church, River Junction, Florida, at 8 P. M. on Fri day night, November 10, 1922. Daniel J. Currie, 8. C. De Funlak Rprinfft: Three new members were received into this church on Sunday, October 1. Two on profession of faith and one on re statement of faith, having formerly belonged to tho Baptist church. The little girl of two- of these and also ouo of thoso admitted on profession were baptized. Daniel J. Currie, Pastor. Sanfortl: Rev. E. D. Brownlee, pas tor. The church bus just completed a new manse for tho use of tho pas tor. It is built of red tapestry brick, and has every modern convenience. It is one of the prettiest and most convenient homes in town. They also bought a new automobile for the use of the pastor, and its upkeep is on the church budget. The winter's work opens with very bright prospects. GKORGIA. Atlanta: On the evening of Sep tember 24th a large number of the former parishoners and friends of the late 'Dr. Tlieron II. Rice gathered in the Central church to pay their re spects to his memory. The memorial exercises had been planned by a com mittee of which Mr. C. D. Montgomery ?was chairman, and he presided over the meeting. The principal address was made by Dr. Walter L. Lingle, of Union Semi nary. His intimate friendship with Dr. Rice during their pastorates In Atlanta, and his close association with him in the Seminary at Richmond en abled Dr. Lingle to speak with au thority on "Dr. Rice as a Preacher." Dr. Lingle referred to the fact that from his early youth Dr. Rice had been a deep nnd spiritual student of the Bible, and with a deep seated rev erance believed It in Its entirety to be the inspired word of God. On many occasions Dr. Lacy has re ferred to the privilege that has been his in having sat at the feet of Dr. Strickler and Dr. Rice, both former pastors of the Central church, and then In having come to fill the office they occupied. And, in speaking of "Dr. Rice as a Teacher," Dr. Lacy again referred to this privilege, and told how Dr. Rice had by word and example impressed upon his students to live so as "To show thyself ap proved unto God." Mr. J. R. Thompson, Mr. A. W. Warner and Mr. J. S. Dickert spoke on "Dr. Rice as a Pastor." Their re marks showed that even after the lapse of years, during which others had occupied the pulpit, they still re called the loving inspiration which had been characteristic of Dr. Rice's pas torate. Thomasvllle First Clmrch: Two members of this church have recently gone into mission work. Miss Jane Hasengen is with the Yale unit in Changsha, China, and Miss Annie May Lile has entered upon her train ing in Wesleyan Memorial Hospital. Atlanta, in preparation for work as a nurse in one of our missionary hos pitals in Africa. KENTUCKY. Harrodsburg: On Sunday morning, October 1st, the pastor of the United church, Rev. S. S. Daughtry, had the pleasure of publicly welcoming into the church fifty new members. Forty four of these were received on con fession of their faith in Christ., and six by letter. The ordinance of bap tisms was administered to forty-one. The majority of these people were men of mature years, with a few wo men and children. It is expected that some twenty more will be received within the next week or two. The majority of these new members come as a result of the great union evange listic campaign conducted in this city recently by Dr. E. J. Bulgin and his party. However, a number have come in the course of the regular services with confessions at almost every ser vice. Central City: The new church will soon be done. The architect said it would cost $40,000, but by using only a superintendent, paying cash for everything, using all possible ma terial from the old church, etc., it will be completed for about $20,000, the original figure. Winchester: Sunday, October iirat was a groat day in the First church. The celebration of the Lord's Supper was observed on that day and the pastor, Rov. S. B. Landes, preached an appropriate sermon. The house was filled. The names of ten persous were read as having been received since the last communion services. Mr. Landes haH been pastor of our church for eighteen months. During that time there have been eighty additions to the membership; a new manse cost ing ten thousand dollars has been se cured; a new Sunday school room added to the church; the roof of the church building has been repaired and the interior of the church has been refrescoed and it is now one of the handsomest auditoriums we have in the Synod of Kentucky. The people seem to be thoroughly interested and the work moves forward. In the afternoon of October first, a joint meeting of the elders and dea cons was held and plans were made for the Christian Education movement which will be launched in this church about the 15th of October. The peo ple are ready for this drive and are hopeful for its success The Sunday school attendance on October first was 180 and Rally Day exercises were observed at night; tho attendance was very large and the lit tle folks took part. The whole ser vice was very enjoyable. Mr. W. K. Elliott, Superintendent of the Sab bath school, presided and addresses were made by Mr. Joseph Hich^rda, teacher of the Bible Class, Mr. Rich ard Cumming, Secretary of tho Sab bath school, and by Mr. Thomas B. Talbot, Sunday-school Missionary of West Lexington Presbytery. About $70 was contributed for Sunday-school Extension. The outlook for this church was never so promising and the whole membership seems to be devoted to their pastor. Thos. B. Talbot. KENTUCKY. Louisville: The seventieth session of the Presbyterian Theological Sem inary of Kentucky, Louisville, opened most auspiciously ' on Wednesday morning, October 4th. In the ab sence of President Vander Meulen, Dr. Henry C. Doskor, Professor ?? Church History, presided. Dr. Pey ton H. Hoge, of Pewee Valley, Ky., speaking for the Board of Directors, warmly welcomed the students and delivered an address on Luke 1:19: "I am Gabriel that stand in the pres ence of God and am sent to speak unto thee these glad tidings." The personality of the preacher, his posi tion with God, his mission and his message were dwelt upon in brief and striking fashion. The faculty ad dress to the students was then deliv ered by Dr. Jesse L. Cotton, Prbres sor of Old Testament Interpretation. In eloquent and earnest words Dr. Cotton pointed out the wonderful op portunities now presented to the min ister to give the world the only thing that will save it ? Christ and His gos pel. Politics, sociology, diplomacy, cul ture, social and economic progress, invaluable in their sphere, have fail ed to heal the wounds of the world and It remains tor the Church of Jesus Christ to bring to the world through the gospel ttie peace it needs and -craves. Tho .enrollment of students followed. As this is written, the day after the formal opening of the Sera inary, ubout fifty new mon are on tho ground and about thirty former stu dents. This gives the largest enrol ment in the history of tho Seminary and indicates an enrolment for the session of between ninety and a hun dred men. Dr. Jonathan C. Day, an alumnus of this Seminary and for years pastor of tho Labor Temple, New York City, addressed tho stu dents at tho Chapel aorvices jugt after the session started, the first of a list of speakers of tho year. LOUISIANA. Hanks Chapels A two-week's pro tracted meeting was held at Alden Bridge and Banks Chapel church by Rev. B. C. Bell, of Rusten, La., Pres bytery's Evangelist. Mr. W'.ngard, of Princeton University assisted, leading the singing. The Lord was very gra cious to us in these meetings. Throughout the entire two weeks, there was a powerful manifestation of the Spirit's presence. All the mem bers received at Alden Bridge, a saw mill town three miles from Banks Chapel church, were admitted into tho membership of that church. Seven were received by letter and sixteen on profeosion of faith. MISSISSIPPI. Yokena: Three persons became members of this church, all on profes sion of faith, Sunday September 17. All three were young girls and mem bers of the same family. This makes five additions, all children, since the close of the Bulgia meeting in Vicks burg. MISSOURI. St. Joseph, Second Church: On Tuesday, Octobed 3d, the ?hurch gavo a reception to Dr. and Mri. S. ?. Bartle, the new pastor and wife. Their son, H. Roe Bartle, who Is as sistant to the pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Kansas City, Mo., was also present. There wera over 200 in attendance. Dr. Dartle will be installed as pastor on October 11th. NORTH CAROLINA. Steele Creek: Rally Day attendance in the Steele Creek Sunday sohools, October 1st, numbered 773, and the offering amounted to $257.50. The Pastor, Rev. J. M. Walker, read the names of twenty-five young1 people who had recited the Catechisms of the church during the year, nine reciting the Shorter, and sixteen the Child's Catechism. This makes a total of slxty-slx for the past two yoa?s, ss there were forty last year. The church is undergoing extensive repair* aiul improvements at thia time. A new ceiling is being put on and beamed. The laner walls and all woodwork in cluding the pews are being repainted. All of which is expcctud to give a very happy effect to this old nistorU church. Burlington, Elmlrn Church: At the recent meeting of the Presbytery of Orange at Jefferson, the relation be tween this church and its pastor, Rov. Wm. P. M?Corkle. was dissolved at the pastor's request, the church con curring. Permissif^i wot granted the Session to employ as supply, until Spring meeting of Presbytery, Rov. Mr. Isely, a ministerial student of the Methodist Protestant church, now pursuing his studies at Elon College. A resolution offered by the retiring pastor, instructing tbe Home Mis sions Committee to pay over to the church the entire balance due on the appropriation made for the group for the current flseal year, was referred to the Home Hfcsions Committee. Shiloh Church: #Rev. Wm. P. M? ( Continued to page 12)