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WOMEN CONDUCT SERIES OF SERVICES Evangelists to Open Second Week in Capital at Metro ! politan Church Tomorrow. The second week of the evangelistic meetings at the Metropolitan Baptist Church begins tomorrow. These special meetings are under the leadership of Dr. John Compton Ball, the pastor, as sisted by the two young women evange lists from California, Miss Amy Lee Stockton and Miss Rita Gould. The evangelists will be in charge of a meeting of the Sunday school tomor row and also the morning service of the church. Miss Stockton wll preach on the subject, “The Return of the Traitor.” In the evening at 6:45 p.m., a Tally of the four societies of young peo ple has been planned under the direc tion of the evangelists and at 7:45 o’clock the evening evangelistic service. Miss Gould will sing and Miss Stockton will preach on the subject, "The Trag edy in a Young Man's Life.” Monday night the service will have to do with “Heaven.” Miss Stockton will preach on “Heaven —How to Get There? What Kind of a Place Ls It? Whom Shall We See There?” Miss Gould will sing Tuesday night will be “State night” and the subject of the evangelistic message will be “The Greatest State in the Union.” A male chorus will sing. The service Wednesday night will center about the “Cross,” and the evan gelist will preach on the subject, “What Is the Meaning of Calvary?” The chorus choir and Miss Gould will sing. Thursday night the choir with Miss Gould will present a program of negro spirituals. Friday night will be a service of praise, including a young people’s rally, when the various young people’s groups of the church will participate in the meeting. The subject of the meeting will be. “Life's Greatest Battle.” Meetings for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16 years are held daily at 3:30 p.m. Miss Stockton gives a chalk talk illustrating Bible charac ters and Miss Gould instructs in Bible verses and song. ■ ■■ - • TRANSFER PREDICTED FOR REV. lOHN RUSTIN Special Dispatch to The Star. DANVILLE, Va„ October 12.—Rev. John Rustin, junior pastor of Mount Vernon Place Methodist Episcopal Church South in Washington, is to be transferred to the Virginia Confer ence again at the meeting which opens in Lynchburg next week, it is learned on good authority here. A year ago he was moved from the Virginia Con ference to the Baltimore Conference after a successful ministry in this city. In some quarters it is believed that he will be appointed to Broad Street Church in Richmond in the event Rev. F. R. Chenault is transferred after a ministry lasting a number of years. • CORNERSTONE TO BE LAID. There* will be special services for the comer stone laying of Lincoln Congre gational Temple tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Eleventh and R streets. The local churches and fraternities have been invited to attend. President Coolidge, honorary moderator of the National Council of Congregational Churches, has been invited to attend and make an address. The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows will lay the stone. Sunday morning, at the Lincoln Theater, Rev. R. W. Brooks will speak from the subject “How Fear Is Ban ished.” The Christian Endeavor So ciety will meet at the Twelfth Street Y. M. C. A. at 7 p.m. OBSERVES ANNIVERSARY. The fifty-third anniversary of the Friendship Baptist Church, First and H streets southwest, will be observed tomorrow. The pastor. Rev. B. H. Whiting, will preach at 11 a.m. The anniversary sermon will be de livered by Rev. A. J. Tyler, pastor of the Mount Airy Baptist Church, at 3:30 p.m. Rev. J. I. Loving, secretary of the Baptist Ministers’ Conference, will speak at 8 p.m. A reception will be held Monday at 8 p.m. BISHOP TO FILL PULPIT. • - ’ " ’ California Prelate to Preach at St. Margaret's Church. Right Rev. Edward L. Parsons, Bishop of the Diocese of California, will be the special preacher at the 11 o’clock service at St. Margaret’s Church tomor row. The service will be conducted by the rector. Dr. Herbert Scott Smith, and parish clergy. There will be a celebration of holy communion at 7:30 a.m. During the period of the convention there will be a daily celebration of holy communion at 7:30 a.m., with a second celebration at 11 am. on Thursdays and Saints days. TWO BISHOPS TO TALK. The sendees at the Church of the Transfiguration tomorrow will be holy communion at 7:30 a.m., holy com munion and sermon at 11 a.m., evening prayer and sermon at 8 p.m., church school at 9:30 a.m. At the 11 o’clock service Bishop Lamothe will be the special preacher and in the evening Bishop Hulse will be the preacher. Both bishops are here attending the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Rev. J. J. Queally, rector, will officiate at all the services. Holy communion will be celebrated at the church every morning at 7:30 o’clock throughout the convention. PLAN FLOWER PAGEANT. There wil be a rally at the St. Mark’s Methodist Episcopal Church, Fessenden street and Belt road, the next three Sundays. The pastor. Rev. Theodore R. Peters, will speak tomorrow on the themes, “Playing the Game” and “What Poest Thou Here?” There will be a flower pageant Tues day at 8 p.m. | PASTOR GIVES TOPICS. ’ “Publish Glad Tidings” wdll be the subject tomorrow at 11 a.m. in George town Lutheran Church by Rev. Harold JE. Beatty. Members of the church will attend the services at the National Lutheran Home for the Aged at 3 p.m., and will S resent a donation to the people of le home. Christian Endeavor, 7 p.m., topic, “The Christian’s Duty as a Voter.” At the evening service the pastor will speak on “The Miracle of the Manna.” —• i Bishop Penick to Preach. The services announced for Epiphany Chapel, Twelfth and C streets south west, of which Rev. Earle Gerhard' Lier is vicar, tomorrow are as follows 7:30 a.m., holy communion: 9:30 a.m. church school: 11 a.m.. morning prayei and sermon by the Right Rev. Edwir A. Penick, D. D„ Bishop Coadjutor oi North Carolina: 8 p.m., evening prayei and sermon by Right Rev. James Wise jßishop oX Kansas, CALIFORNIA EVANGELISTS HERE | '—" > ' A 4 ' " ' Miss Amy Lee Stockton and Miss Rita Gould, who are conducting services each afternoon and night at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, Sixth and A streets northeast. PASTOR ANNOUNCES TEXTS FOR SUNDAY Rev. Moses R. Lovell Will Preach in Morning on “Christ and the Color Line." “Christ and the Color Line” will be the text on which the Rev. Moses R. Lovell, pastor, will preach tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock at Mount Pleasant Congregational Church. At 10 o’clock an adult class will meet under the leadership of Dr. J. O. Knott and the woman’s class under Dr. Charles Noble. The Young People’s Forum meeting at 5:30 p.m. will discuss the question “How Do My Christian Principles Chal lenge My Vote?” The Child Guidance Course under the auspices of the church began Thurs day with a large attendance of mothers. Next Thursday at 10 a.m. “Discipline and Control” will be discussed by Miss Christine M. Heinig, director. Nursery School, Washington Child Research Center. * Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock the congregation will go by bus for a visita tion to Neighborhood House. The Woman’s Bible Class will meet at the church Monday evening at 8 o’clock. Committees on church membership have been announced as follows: Men, Norton M. Little, chairman; Percy Russell, W. C. Ballard, Dr. W. P. Ellen berger, Robert Coltman, C. Hayward Marshall, Joseph Bruce. Women, Mrs. George R. Mansfield, chairman; Miss Jessie LaSalle, Mrs. J. J. Esch, Mrs. Joseph Bruce, Mrs. Albert Fisher and Mrs. M. Ross Fish burn. PLANS LOYALTY WEEK. Hyattsville First Baptist Church Opens Program Tomorrow. HYATTSVILLE, Md., October 13. Loyalty week will be observed by the First Baptist Church, beginning tomor row. Sunday will be visitation day, when every family represented in the membership of the church will be visited. The pastor will preach at 11 a.m. on “The Church, a Brotherhood.” The Sunday School will emphasize “The Test of Discipleship.” The B. Y. P. U. will emphasize “The Heroism of Discipleship.” The pastor will speak at 8 p.m. on “The Value of Disciple ship.” .Monday will be B. Y. P. U. night and Elgin Smith, president of the B. Y. P. U. Federation of Washington, will be the speaker at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday will be the Women’s Missionary Union night and Mrs. W. J. Kendrick will be the speaker at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday will be Church night and Dr. H. W. O. Millington will be the speaker at 7:45 p.m. Thursday will be Sunday School night and a banquet for all the Sunday School officer?, teachers and workers will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday will be devotional night and Dr. John E. Briggs will be the speaker at 7:45 p.m. October 21 will be observed as Family day and the 11 a.m. service will be family service. CAMPAIGN IS TOPIC. i Home-coming day will be observed : tomorrow at Second Baptist Church, : Third street between H and I streets. The pastor. Rev. J. L. S. Holloman, will ’ preach at 11 a.m. on “In the Spirit on . the Lord’s Day.” t Communion will be held at 3:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. the pastor will have for his subject “The Real Issues in the i Present Campaign.” The Bible school will meet at 9:30 a.m. and B. Y. P. U. I at 6 p.m. I . - RALLY DAY PLANNED. Rally day will be held in the Presbyterian Church Sunday School to > morrow morning at 9:45 o’clock. The ■ program will be in charge of J. C. Fish, • superintendent, and Mrs. A. M. Lehman, \ chairman of the committee. i At the 11 o’clock service the pastor : will preach a special sermon to men on s the topic “Christ's Appeal to Business ' Men.” . • j Bible Class to Dine. 1 The Harrison Bible Class of Congress Street Methodist Protestant Church will 1 meet at 9:45 o’clock tomorrow morning > in the auditorium of the church. Prof. Elmer L. Kayser, secretary of the George Washington University, will speak on “Spiritual Gifts.” O. G. Clay will have charge of the lesson and give a short talk on It. I PAUL IN MACEDONIA SumlaySchoolLe,«m B , |H«WII HW »| ysfa^ il rollpwmo the hot of the padan idol n „ there until the spring. During this i sellers, he set out to visit tnp ... lit was durinh this journey that h© time, he. wrote hi< letter -to the 1 * c ?r°!2 ,a !? ch V rc^e ' s W V ,C * I he had this trip, he engaged in mission- received startling news from the church at QDmeTfabudb he had n established on hi* previous journey ary work in the provinces South of - Galatian churches, j* ur *# neither founded nor seen it, he planned >r he took, the less direct route * Macedonia, covering the territory up This was the occasion for his writ- to visit this droun and the letter was ir byway or "Troas. ,* o» to the borders or Jllyricum. jnd oh the Epistle to the Galatians I Unjlely to prepare its members fcr his cornind, h n——f *—o —rwirTTTspmriMwrtwnMnfni— —nr mi n il ■ in |'n' f - nwa— w—m — r . ■ m— —— —— — ——w.p»J I THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, T>. C„ SATTTRPAT, OCTOBER 13. 1028. “TRIUMPH OF LIFE” IS SERMON THEME Dr. Wood Will Preach at Church of the Covenant Tomorrow Morning. Dr. Charles Wood will preach at the Church of the Covenant tomorrow morning at the 11 o'clock service on “The Triumph of Life Over Death." At the evening service Rev. William A. Eisenberger will preach on “The Bible in a Scientific Age.” A meeting of the Men’s Bible classes of the presbytery will be held in the chapel at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon and will be addressed by Dean Wilbur of George Washington .University. The Men's Society will meet Monday night and be addressed by Dr. E. C. Crittenden of the Bureau of Standards on “The Role of Measurements in Sci ence and Industry.” The Society of the Covenant will meet Wednesday at 11 a.m. Midweek service Thursday at 8 p.m., in charge of Mr.-Eisenberger. - CHURCH TO HOLD RALLY AND HOMECOMING DAY Home-coming and rally day will be observed tomorrow In Washington City Church of the Brethren. Fourth street and North Carolina avenue southeast. At 10 a.m., a special program will be presented by the children of the Sun day school. At 11 a.m., Dr. Minor C. Miller, general secretary of the Virginia Council of Religious Education, will de liver an address on “The Teaching Mis sion of the Church.” The Christian Endeavor Society will have its rally day exercises at 7:15 p.m. around an artificial campfire in the basement of the church, with an in formal talk by Dr. Minor C. Miller. At 8 p.m., Dr. Miller will deliver a lecture on the subject “The Program of Re ligious Education in the Local Church.” SOCIAL CIRCLE M£ETS. The Ladies’ Social Circle of the High lands Baptist Church held the annual meeting Wednesday afternoon. Officers were re-elected and reports of the year's work offered. The monthly work meet ing will be held Wednesday with Mrs. East, 1411 Perry place. The pastor of the church will preach tomorrow evening on "The Story of the Garden.” In the morning the subject will be “The Gospel as News.” MEN’S CLUB ELECTS. The Men’s Club of St. Luke’s P. E. Church, held its monthly meeting Thursday night and elected officers as follows: R. H. Cooper, president; N. Pelham, vice president; C. T. Brooke, secretary: C. A. Tate, treasurer. Rev. T. J. Brown, the pastor, delivered an address. Board of governors chosen are: Dr. H. C. Stratton. Dr. R. B. Pearson, J. P. Bourke, R. H. Carter and Samuel Nor ville. READINGS TO BE GIVEN. Miss Mary Frost will give a half-hour program of readings tomorrow evening at 7 o’clock, and Mr. Clyde Merrick will show three reels of moving pictures after the service at Cleveland Park Congre gational Church. The communion service will be held at the morning service at 11 o’clock. The subject of the sermon is "The Com munion of Saints.” Bible Class to Meet. The Calvary Men’s Bible Class will open its Fall activities with a dinner October 17 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. U. G. B. Pierce, pastor of All Souls’ Church, will be the guest speaker. In the young people’s evening devotional services the lives of great men and women who have made special contributions to the Chris tian cause are being considered. The last Sunday of the month the Calvary young people will be the guests of the young people at Eldbrooke Methodist Church. Kendall Baptist. Dr. E. E. Dudley of Rocky Mount, N. C., will assist the pastor, Rev. Dr. Ryland, of Kendal Baptist Church in revival meetings, beginning tomorrow and continuing two weeks, each night, except Saturday. Sunday School Lesson BY REV. HUGH T. STEVENSON. SPIRITUAL GIFTS— I Corinthians 12-14. Golden Text. —Now abideth faith, hope, love, these three: and the greatest of these is love. —I Corinthians 13:13, One of the problems presented by the Corinthian Church to Paul for solution was the question of spiritual gifts. In our former lessons we considered his treatment of their divisions that had been increased by certain moral ques tions, marriage, meats offered to idols, and today's study brings us face to face with abuses in church worship. The Church of Corinth was located in a cosmopolitan city that was at heart of Gentile, and the life of the Christians and the church had been permeated by Gentile associations and a pagan past. Most of the members had been won for the Lord Jesus from the Gentiles of Corinth, who had not completely laid aside their former ideals. The membership of the Corinthian Church was drawn from various classes and people. Different countries, dis positions and temperaments were identi fied with this Christian organization. Their natural gifts were not annulled by the Holy Spirit, who not only re newed their hearts at their conversion but equipped them with power for ser vice. This resulted in their using their spiritual energy in different ways. There was all sorts of work to be done, and the various groups were jealous of one another, each claimed special prestige for his particular “gift”—the thing he could do best of all. They for got, that the source of their spiritual gilt was the Holy Spirit and that all of them together made up the “body of Christ.” They had a tendency to “estimate spiritual gifts by their showy rather than their solid character.” This extravagant pride in the more emo tional and less useful gifts of the Spirit Paul sought to correct by pointing out the difference between the miraculous and the ethical in a manner that modern psychology has confirmed. Spiritual Gifts. No feature of the religious conditions of the Corinthians stirred the Apostle more than that of their spiritual gifts. He emphasized the “deep distinction between the manifestations of the spiritual power among themselves and such psychical phenomena as were known among the Gentiles.” Glover has pointed out that “from the first advent of Dionysos to Greece down to modem times men have been confused and perplexed by psychical phenomena which crossed the work of religion.” Paul, without the knowledge of the modem teachings of psychology, took a practical position that the test of one’s spiritual gifts was their relation to the Lord Jesus. Any one who, under the influence of some spirit, announced that “Jesus was accursed,” was not being influenced by the Holy Spirit. If we confess the Master as our Lord that he insisted we are under the guid ance of the Holy Spirit. The use of this practical test would enable them to recognize the true gifts from those of the professors, who did not possess Jesus as their Lord. There appears to have been a sin gular wealth of spiritual gifts that the members attributed to their possession of the Holy Spirit. The nine he men tions were probably not all. It Is doubt ful If such a small list would exhaust the spiritual manifestations among the members of the Corinthian Church. “Wisdom in speech, knowledge of things hidden from ordinary sight, faith, power of soothing and thereby healing physical ailments, power -of working marvelous results, prophecy, discern ment in spiritual matters, the ‘gift of tongues,' the 'interpretation of tongues’—all these were the working of the same Spirit.” Unity of the Gifts. In the judgment of Paul there was room for all kinds of gifts in the work of the* church. There was a place for the diversity of personalities, opinions and activities in building up the church and in the enlargement of the kingdom of God among men. He did not make the mistake of requiring uniformity. He taught that unity was possible without it by his illustration of the church as “the body of Christ.” Paul had three portraits that he used of the church — the family, the human body and the temple of God—every one of them im plying a new unity in design with great diversity of function, many members of the one body, all different.but all one, a unity of experience, a unity of pur pose, a unity of the redeeming love of God. On this principle Earl has said that all kinds of Christians, from the Quaker to the Catholic, should be co operating in building of God’s kingdom on earth, while each group continues with good-will toward all other groups, to worship and serve God according to the dictates of its inherited traditions. Christians are not separate, unrelated units; they are not like grains of sand or isolated trees. They are members of Christ’s body and He is the head and directing personality, controlling through the holy spirit the operations of each member. No one could possibly mistake Paul’s emphasis upon Christ and the meaning of his test question concerning the use of spiritual gifts. The use of the gifts should be for the building up of the church. He possessed the gift of “tongue.-,” meaning apparently the same phenomenon that some members of the Corinthian Church exercised. This did not refer to his use of several different languages. He pointed out that the Corinthians were childish in their desire to possess this gift, the most spectacular of all, but of the least pos sible practical value. These Inarticu late utterances of emotion were mean ingless without an interpreter. He urged them to cultivate the gift of prophecy, or better still, the grace of love. Chris tianity differs from other religions in its origin and in its essence. It originated In God's love for men, and its essence is love, which is the only possible uniting and harmonizing principle of the spirit ual universe in the material realm. Supremacy of Love. Paul insisted that the possession of gifts without the grace of love was worthless. He sought to change the contentious spirit of the Corinthian Church into the better way of love. While he appreciated the gifts of the spirit-filled man, the apostle pointed out that the gift of tongues, of prophecy, of miracle-working faith and of beneficence were all valueless unless the gifts were united with love. Martyrdom would be useless without love as its motive power. Love colors, transfuses and transfigures all gifts. The word used to designate love was not the common word of the Greek language, for that was too deeply dyed in pagan associations to be used to designate the love of God, the love of Christ, the love of the Spirit and Chris tian love. He used a word that was completely removed from human pas sion of every form and character. The translation of it as charity does not represent its meaning. We can only understand its meaning by considering its attributes. He separated it into its parts without destroying it. The mar vellous description of its characteristics needs no comment. Read them over in that matchless poem on love and ob serve that "Love is positive and nega tive, active and passive: it vitalizes every grace, subdues every nassion, transfuses every emotion, sweetens every bitterness, disarms evil and fills the good with energy and power. It is patient, kind, humble, unselfish, de corous, gentle, yielding, trustful, hope ful.” Prophecies, tongues, knowledge, have their day in history and disappear. They are temporary gifts, but the power of love is abiding. Men are looking today for that which lasts forever. Love never fails. “Now abideth faith, hope, love, these three are eternal: faith in God will be ours throughout eternity: the eternal life Is one of progress, and there will still be room for hope for future good: and love never fails.” Paul by connecting the lowest follower of the Lord Jesus to the eternal and living God did, according to Matheson." for the first century what the man of sci ence has done for the nineteenth proclaiming the unity of nature and the binding of all things under a common law. The only difference between the man of modern science and the founder of Christian theology is thLs, that while one finds his principle of unity in be lieving in a force which he cannot de fine, the other has discovered it by taking one additional step—by assign ing to that force the attribute of per sonality and calling.lt by the name of love. “Now abideth faith, hope, love; these three: and the greatest of these is love." Let us in all our ways be guided by love, so that men may see our good work and glorify our Father, who is love. Bible Questions Os the Day By Harlow R. Hoyt. PAUL IN MACEDONIA. Questions. 1. What did Paul do following the riot of the pagan idol sellers in Ephesus? 2. Where did he go? 3. Had he visited there before? 4. Did he engage in missionary work on this journey? 5. What epistle did Paul write during this time? 6. Where did Paul stop In the Fall? 7. What letter did he write during the Winter? 8. How did he come to write it? 9. What famous excerpt from the Bible is found in the current lesson? 10. How did Paul value the gift of tongues? Answers. 1. He departed from Ephesus. 2. Paul set out to visit the churches In Macedonia. 3. Yes. He had established these churches on hls previous journey. 4. During this journey Paul engaged in missionary work in the provinces south of Macedonia. 5. The Epistle to the Galatians. 6. At Corinth. • . 7. The Epistle to the Romans. 8. Though he had never visited the churches, nor had he had anything to do with their foundation, Paul contem plated visiting Rome. The letter was in preparation of his coming. 9. The verses of the First Corinthi ans, commencing: “If I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and have not love. I am become sounding orass or a clanging cymbal.” 10. Paul valued the gift of tongues lightly. It required Interpreting, and Paul was an advocate of plain speaking. HEALTH GUILD TO MEET. Mass Meeting to Be Held at Church of Ascension Tuesday. Rev. Thomas W. Cooke, rector of the Church of the Ascension, Massachusetts avenue and Twelfth street, announces the convention services for Sunday and the following week: Celebration of holy communion, 7:30 a.m. dally and 8 a.m. Sunday, with the Bishop of Mexico, Right Rev. Bishop Creighton, preaching at 11 a.m.; church school, 9:30 a.m.; Chinese school, 3 p.m.; Young People's Society and tea, 6 p.m.: evening prayer and sermon, 8 p.m.. Bishop Nathaniel Thomas of Wyoming, preacher. Tues day the Gqild of Health will hold a mass meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday all day. Intercession of the Woman’s Auxiliary, with Presiding Bishop Murray open ing the service at 7:30 a.m., which will be followed by a breakfast in the church schoolroom. Visiting clergymen will of ficiate during the day. Luncheon will be served to those attending the quiet hours. Mass meeting Friday at 8 a.m. of St. Barnabas’ Guild of Nurses, with address by Dr, Robbins of New York. Debate Is Planned. The Christian Endeavor Societies of Ecklngton and Eastern Presbyterian Churches will meet tomorrow In a debate, “Resolved: That newspapers are hindering the growth of Christian ity.” The Ecklngton team will have the affirmative, and Eastern the nega tive. It will be In the Eastern Church, Sixth street and Maryland avenue northeast, at 7 o’clock. Bev. E. Hez Swem to Preach. “The Taking Text (you've not heard it) *” is the subject of Rev. E. Hez Swem tomorrow night at 8 o’clock, at the Centennial Baptist Church, to be fol lowed by baptism. The 11 o’clock morn ing sermon subject la "The Delighting Difference.” — ' Famous Churches of the World ; Smolni Cathedral, Leningrad, Russia. /"\N a slight rise of the monotonous level of the ground in the ancient city of St. Peter, where the River Neva makes its bend to the west, there stands a vast pile of buildings erected in the eighteenth century and known as the Convent and the Cathedral of Smolni. Enormous as is the extent of this monu mental group of buildings, their beauty and their magnitude stand out magnifi cently and free of the smaller and of times unsightly structures that mar the neighborhoods of so many world struc tures; for an immense open plaza, a large open space such as one sees only in Russian cities, fronts the Smolni and gives the approaching visitor a compre hensive and all-embracing view of this, one of the famous churches of the world. The Cathedral of Smolni was design ed by the Italian Count Rostrelli and EPIPHANY TO HOLD CHILDREN’S SERVICES Birthday Thank Offerings From Sunday Schools Will Be Pre sented at Special Rites. A special service for children will be ■ held in the Church of the Epiphany to i morrow at 2:30 p.m., when there will be presented the children's birthday thank offering from all the church Sunday schools of the United States. The Sunday schools of Washington and vicinity will form a procession in O ; street opposite Epiphany Church at 2:15 o’clock, the street being kept clear of vehicles during the half hour from ; 2 to 2:30 o’clock. One-half the nave of the church is reserved for the chil dren. A procession of children’s choirs ■ in vestments will march around the church aisles, followed by the clerical ’ members of the National Department of Religious Education. Rev. John W. Suter, jr„ executive secretary of the National Department of Religious Edu ! cation, has arranged a special service for the occasion, which will be con ! ducted by him. The roll of dioceses will be called, and representatives of the l dioceses will announce the amount of i the offering from each diocese. The sums will be tabulated and the total announced. There will be an address by Right Rev. Frank W. Creighton, Bishop of ■ Mexico. The offering for the three i years, 1925-1928, which is being present ed Sunday, will be given to Bishop i Creighton for use in enlarging the fa cilities of Hooker Memorial School, in Mexico City. This school is conducted i by Mexicans under auspices of the Epis i copal Church, and in compliance with ; the laws of Mexico. It is expected that the offering will amount to about i $20,000. 1 . SERMON TEXT ANNOUNCED “The Mind of Christ” is the sermon theme tomorrow morning at Fifteenth i Street Christian Church. Rev. Harry M. Wilson preaching. Junior Church also meets at 11 o’clock. Both Senior and . Junior Societies of Christian Endeavor • meet at 6:45 p.m. At the night service ; the sermon topic will be “A Soul’s [ Ease.” r During the week the ohurch has undergone a thorough beautifying both ’ interior and exterior. ’ DR. WILFLEY TO PREACH. 1 Dr. Earle Wilfley will preach tomor ' row morning at Vermont avenue Chris ' tian Church on “The Great Refusal” ■ and in the evening on “Questions and • Answers.” • “Whole Family day,” will be ob -1 served at the 11 o’clock service when 1 all families of the congregation are re ■ quested to attend and sit together. 1 Sunday afternoon at the vespers held ; at the Elizabeth Somers Y. W. C. A. residence Dr. Wilfley will be the ; speaker. PASTOR GIVES TOPICS. , “Is Forgiveness Possible?” will be the subject of the sermon by Rev. Ger -1 hard E. Lenskl, pastor, at Grace Lu theran Church tomorrow at 11 a.m. ' At 8 p.m. he will take as the subject of his sermon “Superficial Religion.” In the hilltop contest carried on by the Sunday school, Capt. Etta Prein kert, in charge of the blue team, was declared the winner for the first week. F. W. Loetsch is in charge of the con test, assisted by Miss Preinkert, Earl Haislip and Clarence Brandes. - ■ ■■ - ■ • ■ —■ Begin Bible Study Course. The All Comers Men’s Bible Class announces tomorrow morning at 9:45 o’clock, Prof. A. J. Jackson of the American University will begin a course of Bible study with them. i is in the shape of a Greek cross. It , is built in a garden of wondrous beftuty, , planted with birch and lime trees. The i adjacent convent buildings describe a rectangular figure about the cathedral, repeating in their ground plan the usual Greek cross and inclosing the whole. Built in ornate Italian style, the cathedral rises with elegant proportions, ; a brillians white mass set off against j : a background of verdure and crowned Iby five bright blue cupolas spangled j , with great silver stars. The interior! is of purest white and gold and the I walls have been allowed to retain their j architectural simplicity, the marble sur faces being unpolluted by banners, tro phies or other spoils of war, the char ■ acteristic decorations of so many Rus- II sian churches. DR. G. G. JOHNSON TO SPEAK ON BIBLE Pastor of National .Baptist Memo rial to Discuss Teachings on Freedom. “What Does the Bible Teach on Free dom?” will be the subject of the ques tion-box sermon tomorrow evening by Dr. Gove G. Johnson, pastor of the National Baptist Memorial Church. Similar sermons will be arranged for the young people of the church. In the morning Dr. F. K. Singiser of New : York, with the pastor, will occupy the ' pulpit. i The Pinkham class for men will have ■ a double-header lesson Sunday morn ing by Francis J. Lukens. on account i of the class joining with the entire : school last Sunday. I The subject of the midweek service : will be “The Judgment of God.” The . quarterly business meeting will then be : held. In connection with “Loyalty week” home prayer meetings are being ar ■ ranged in the various districts. A spe i cial visitation by the deacons and dea conesses will begin tomorrow upon the • membership of the church. Friday eve- ! ning there will be a “state social.” Next Sunday morning will be the "harvest home,” or family, service. The fortieth anniversary luncheon of the Woman’s Missionary Association of the District will be held October 24. ARCHDEACON* TO PREACH. Dr. E. L. Baskerville, archdeacon of the colored work of South Carolina, who is attending the Episcopal Convention, will preach at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church, M street between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets, tomorrow mom- j ing at the 11 o’clock service. He will j tell of his work among the colored peo ple of South Carolina, also of the re- I cent distress following in the wake of ! the great storm. Dr. William H. I Thomas is the pastor of the church. j At the evening service the Young ) People’s Society will have a service in the interest of the Home for the Aged. PASTOR TO PREACH. Dr. Joseph R. Sizoo will preach at both the morning and evening services tomorrow at the New York Avenue Pres byterian Church. The subject of his sermon for the morning will be, “The Unattractiveness of Jesus.” Sunday evening at 8 o’clock he will preach the second sermon of his Sun day evening meditations on “Sermon Parables.” He will have for his subject, l "Reflections.” —• SECOND BAPTIST TOPIC. “Chasing the Devil” will be the ser mon subject tomorrow night of Rev. Ellis C. Primm, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, at 8 o'clock at the branch building, Seventeenth and East Capitol street. Rev. Luther H. Kinard will preach at the morning church service, which will be held at 11 o’clock at the church. Fourth street and Virginia avenue southeast. The B. Y. P. U. will meet at the branch at 6:45 p.m. Takoma Park Baptist. At Takoma £ark Baptist Church, the pastor, Rev. William Earl La Rue, will * speak tomorrow morning on “The Dan ger of Secularism,” and at 8 p.m. on “The Frowns of Christ.” —————»— .. Lecture on Reincarnation. “Reincarnation” is the subject of a I lecture to be given tomorrow at 8:15 p.m., at the United Lodge of Theoso phists, 709 Hill Building. Seventeenth and I Streets. A free study class meets every Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. MODELS DEPICT TEMPLE WORSHIP Instruction Course Illustrated by Authentic Models of Bible Structures. Authentic models of the old Jewish temples, constructed from descriptions contained in the Bible, are being used to illustrate the course of study on tem ple worship at the School of Religion of the District of Columbia College of the Young Men’s Christian Association. The models are explained by W. H. 11. Smith, an authority on the building of Solomon’s Temple and on the general subject of temple worship, who is in charge of the course. The design and construction of the temples of Solomon. Zerubabel and Herod in Jerusalem are shown, together with their furnishings, courts and surroundings. The course will consist of 10 lectures, setting forth the history and ministry of the Jewish temples. Courses in the School of Religion were organized last Mojplay evening at Calvary Baptist Church, Eighth and H streets, where all classes will be held. The school functions every Monday night at 7 o’clock. Other classes in clude psychology as applied to Sunday school work, religious story telling, the life of Christ, pedagogy, missions, church history. Old and New Testa ments, life of Paul, and public speak ing. Rev. Dr. Homer J. Councilor, director of religious education of Calvary Bap j tist Church, is dean of the school and ; also instructor in psychology and storv j telling. Enrollment is in charge of 1 Pago McK. Etchison. religious work di -1 rector of the Y. M. C. A. and secretary | of the school. ‘ ? ART THOU ALIVE?” THEMu TAKEN BY REV. DR. PIERCE The minister. Dr. Ulysses G. B. Pierce, will occupy the pulpit of All Souls’ . Church (Unitarian), Sixteenth and Harvard streets, at the 11 o’clock serv ice tomorrow and will preach on the subject “Art Thou Alive?” The feature at the motion picture hour in Pierce Hall at 7:30 p.m. will be 1 “Alaskan Adventures.” an interesting travel picture of our most northern do minion. The Washington Chapter. Unitarian Laymen's League, will hold a dinner Thursday evening. Dr. Robert C. Dex ter, secretary of the department of so cial relations of the American Unitarian Association, will speak on “Implications of Renouncing War.” TAKES “VISION” AS TOPIC. «- - Rev. Irving W. Ketchum will preach on the topic “The Vision of Isaiah for Today” tomorrow morning at Peck Memorial Chapel, and at the night service on “Shall We Believe Jesus, and Why?” There will be a special Rally day pro gram at 3 p.m. at the Sunday school. There will be a dramatic Bible recital by a group of young people from the school. The special speaker will be Dr. David A. Robertson. The women’s morning class will be taught by Mrs. Elizabeth F. Ketchum. The special speaker at the men's class will be Charles V. Imlay. WILL SPEAK ON SCHOOL. Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, founder of the Moonlight Schools of Kentucky, will speak at the meeting of the Wom an’s Auxiliary of the Central Presby- m terian Church Monday night. ' The Friday night class for young people will begin its work next Friday pvening at 6 o’clock. This class is open to all young people above the age of 15 years. Dr. James H. Taylor will teach the class and the topic of study will be “Church History.’’ Miss Mary Coit is executive manager of the class and all i members are requested to report to her 1 their intention to be present. MISSIONARY TO SPEAK. Miss Edith Ballard, a missionary L.,m Nellore, south India, will speak at the Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church, Forty-second and Fessenden streets, to morrow evening at 8 o’clock. •"file Power of the Holy Spirit” will be the topic of the pastor. Rev. Clar ence R. Ferguson, at 11 o’clock, j Bible school. 9:45 a.m.; senior and intermediate B. Y. P. U. societies, 7 o'clock, and midweek devotional serv ices, Wednesday, 8 p.m. SERVICE IN THEATER. 1 Dr. Frederic W. Perkins, pastor of ! the First Universalist Church, will | preach on “Belief in God That Mat ters” at the 11 o’clock service tomor row, in the Ambassador Theater. Kin dergarten at the same hour. Church school convenes at 12:15 p.m. The devotional meeting of the Young People’s Christian Union will be held at the Harned Studio, 1317 New York avenue, at 7 p.m. ALUMNI DINNER PLANNED. The alumni dinner of the General Theological Seminary will be held at the Wardman Park Hotel October 16 at 6:30 p.m. The president of the House of Depu ties of the General Convention, Dr. Z. B. T. Phillips, himself an alumnus of this seminary, will act as toastmas ter, and short addresses will be made by the dean of the seminary and alumni on the board of trustees. Third Baptist Chutch. Home-coming and Reclamation day will continue at the Third Baptist Church. Fifth and Q streets, until the third Sunday in October. Rev. Bul lock’s topic tomorrow at 11 a.m. is Poor From Neglect of God’s House,” and at 8 p.m. “Is Going Away Sorrow ful.” Bible school will meet at 9:15 am., I. C. E. Society at 4 p.m.. Junior C. E. Society at 5 p.m.. Senior C. E. Society at 6 p.m., prayer meeting Tues day. 8 to 10 p.m.: young people’s prayer - meeting Thursday, 8 p.m. • , Hold Special Services. Special services will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church, Ninth and S streets, tomorrow. Sunday school, 930 a.m.: Christian Endeavor meeting, 6:30 p.m.: 11 a.m., Prophet A. Jones will preach. Edgerton to Speak Tomorrow. James A. Edgerton, candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Prohibition party ticket, will address the open forum of the Secular League, at 1006 E street, tomorrow, at 3 o’clock. The public is invited. “The New Earth” Is Subject. “The New Earth” will be the theme of the sermon by Dr. Mark Depp, pastor of Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church tomorrow morning. The evening theme is “The Abuse of Tolerance.” Girls’ Friendly Service Planned. The Girls’ Friendly Society will have a corporate communion tomorrow morn ing at 7:30 o’clock, at St. Thomas’ Church, Eighteenth and Church streets.