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CHURCH FEATURE
IS ‘FAMILY NIGHT’
Membership Divided Into 10
Groups for Event Friday
Evening.
“A Needed Solicitude for the Cause
of God" will be the subject of the morn
ing sermon at Hamline Methodist Epis
copal Church, Sixteenth and Allison
streets. Dr. Chestcen Smith, pastor. In
the evening an evangelistic service will
be conducted, the sermon subject being
“Slipping Away From Ideals.”
The fourth quarterly conference will
convene Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
Dr. J. Phelps Hand, district superin
tendent, will preside.
A new feature in the work of the
church will be inaugurated Friday night.
It will be known as “Family night.”
Membership of the church has been
divided into 10 groups, under direction
of a chairman and vice chairman/
These groups will assemble at separate
tables, each individual bringing its own
“pot luck" supper. The work of the year
will be reviewed, and reports received
from the various organizations of the
church.
The women of the church will hold a
food sale Tuesday between 2 and 6
o’clock in the social hall.
Miss Lois Wellborn of Rust Hall is in
charge of a nursery and kindergarten,
where the children are taken care of
during the morning worship period, al
lowing the parents to attend the church
service.
R. P. Green is teacher of the men’s
Bible class. He speaks Sundays at 10
o'clock.
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NEW YORK MINISTER
WILL PREACH HERE
Dr. Henry Lubeck Will Occupy
Bethlehem Chapel Pulpit
Tomorrow Morning.
Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop ;
of Washington, will preach at the peo- (
pie's evensong tomorrow in Bethlehem ,
Chapel of Washington Cathedral at :
4 p.m. This service will be broadcast ,
bv radio over WRC. ,
At the 11 am. service in Bethiehem ;
Chapel tomorrow the preacher will be (
Dr. Henry Lubeck of New York City,
honorary canon of Washington Ca
thedral. Holy communion will be cele
brated at this service. - ,
The full list of services tomorrow in (
Bethlehem Chapel will be as follows::
7:30 am., holy communion; 10 a.m.,
morning prayer and litany: 11 a.m.,
holy communion and serbmon; 4 p.m.,
people’s evensong and sermon.
Holy communion is celebrated dally
In Bethlehem Chapel at 7:30 a.m.:
Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. Holy com
munion is celebrated In the Chapel of
the Resurrection of Washington Ca
thedral for those who cannot attend
the earlier services.
CORPORATE COMMUNION
SERVICE AT ROCK CREEK 1
Laymen Will Attend St. Paul's in
Body—Other Sessions Are 1
Announced.
At St. Paul’s Church. Rock Creek, j
tomorrow, there will be a corporate
communion service at 8:30 a.m. at
which the laymen of the church are to
attend In a body. Following this ser- i
vice, the church school, instead of hav- ■
lng the usual school session, will have i
service in the church. R # ev - cla t^” c ,®
Prentiss Parker, rector of St. Johns j
Church, Bethesda, will be the speaker j
at the children’s service at 9:30 a.m. ’
The regular 11 o’clock service will
be conducted by the rector. Dr. FJ.
Bohanan and he will preach the ser
mon. The special Sunday evening ser
vices which are now being sponsored
by the lavmen of the church are being
held in the church at 8 ° clock- Dr.
W. Sinclair Bowen will be the speaker
tomorrow night.
The Woman’s Auxiliary will meet
Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., preceded by
a luncheon at 1 o'clock.
“VISION WE FORGET.”
Rev. George E. Schnabel Will An
swer Practical Questions.
At Albright Memorial Evangelical
Church tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock
Rev. George E. Schnabel will use as his
subject “The Vision We Forget.”
“The Fifth Commandment,” with M.
Leone Brackers’ art interpretation, will
be presented at 7:45 p.m. Mr. Schna
bel will answer the following questions:
Are all parents worth honoring? What
Is wrong with youth? What ought the
religion of parents be like? A picture
of the ideal home will be presented.
PASTORS IN DEBATE.
Subject of Moral Standards Will
Be Discussed.
“That the Moral Standards of To
day Are Lower Than Those of Fifty
Years Ago” is the question that will be
debated by Rev. Andrew B. Matzen
and Rev. John R. Dueld in the af
firmative and negative, respectively,
before the Presbvterian Ministers’ As
sociation of Washington and Vicinity
at 11 a m. January 21. in the New York
Avenue Presbyterian Church.
LEAGUE CHAPTERS MEET.
Intermediate Group Will Discuss
Question of Cheating.
At Brightwood Park Methodist Epis
copal Church tomorrow morning the
pastor. Rev. Walter Michael, will preach
on “Depths in Character” and in the
evening on “The Simplicity That Is in
Christ.” The Intermediate and Senior
chapters of the Epworth League will
meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. The Inter
mediates will discuss the question,
“Shall I Cheat?”
Evangelistic services will be held dur
ing the week of January 27 to Feb
ruary 3 at 8 p.m. In preparation for the
visitation campaign of evangelism which
is to follow. Decision day will be ob
served in the junior department of the
Sunday school January 27.
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Special Sunday School Program.
At the Memorial United Brethren
Church. North Capitol and R streets,
tomorrow, the pastor. Dr. S. B. Daugh
erty. will preach in the morning on
“The Untroubled Heart” and in the
evening on “The Mustard Tree,” the
third sermon in the series on “The
Parables of Our Lord.” The Sunday
school will have a special program, and
Arthur Schiedt will lead the senior
Christian Endeavor and Walter Thomp
son the intermediate.
Daughters of the King to Meet.
The local council of the order of the
Daughters of the King will be held Jan
uary 24 at 8 p m., in St. Andrew's Par
ish Hall, New Hampshire avenue and V
street. The speaker will be Rev. Ed
ward Gabler. rector of Christ Church,
Washington Parish.
New York City has 15 branches of Um
Christian Science Church,
Religious Questions
DISCUSSED BY
Dr. S. Parkes Cad man.
Q. Kindly explain the real meaning
of Christ’s Ascension. lam a believer,
but this part o' His life has often puz
zled me.
A. It is not necessary to dwell on the
details of this event, nor can they be
literally interpreted without imperiling
its spiritual significance. Your ac
quaintance with the apostolic writings
teaches you that under all possible cir
cumstances Jesus was dominant, the
master of men as of Institutions,
whether they were friendly or antago
nistic. His return to the Father as
related in the New Testament con
firmed His lordship and made it su
preme in the seen and unseen realms
of life.
You may ask why such lordship was
necessary. The answer is, experience
demonstrates that not even the best
good sense of the race can construct an
authoritative code o? religion and
morals for its own guidance. The
natural goodness of man which con
tributes to our common civilization
may be gratefully acknowledged, but
its deficiencies should be candidly
avowed. Christ’s creative force In the
realm of the Christian virtues, espe
cially those of self-sacrifice and zeal
for the redemption of life’s desperate
conditions, emanates from His indisturb
ance and power as the rightful ruler
of mankind.
There is hereafter no need for us
to dread evil’s mysterious potencies,
whether in this world or the next.
Our goal has already been won by the
risen and ascended Jesus, and He oc
cupies till w T e come. This, as I see it.
is the solution of the riddle of the
universe and also the meaning of the
elevation of the crucified Redeemer to
His eternal sovereignty.
Q. To whom is St. Paul referring in
II Corinthians, xii. 2-5?
A. To himself. Here is the apostle’s
testimony: “I knew a man In Christ
above 14 years ago (whether in the
body I cannot tell; or whether out of
the body I cannot tell; God knoweth),
such an one caught up to the third
heaven . . . where he heard unspeak
able words, which is not lawful for a
man to utter."
The blended reticence and candor of
the passage show that St. Paul was re
lating a unique personal experience.
The malady which tormented his flesh
also refined and intensified his spiritual
sensibilities. The veil between the
visible and the invisible was momen
tarily removed and he tasted of “the
powers of the world to come.”
He wisely abstains from the details
of this transcendental hour with his
Maker. But it was translated Into the
noblest mission, save one, ever under
taken for mankind. “I was not dis
obedient to my heavenly vision,” he ex
claimed when summoned to the bar of
DR. HORACE M. BROWN,
NOTED SURGEON, DIES
Practiced Profession in Milwaukee
Since 1880—-Widely Known
for His Research Work.
By the Associated Press.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., January 19.
Horace Manchester Brown, 'lnterna
tionally known Milwaukee surgeon and
scholar, died last night at his home. He
was 71 years old. Death was due to
heart disease.
Dr. Brown had practiced surgery In
Milwaukee since 1880. He was surgeon
for the Milwaukee Road for 41 years.
Since 1919 he had devoted most of his
time to literary and research work.
His translation and researches Into
medical history brought him wide
spread distinction among members of
the medical profession.
Dr. Brown was a fellow of the Ameri
can Colleges of Surgeons, a member of
the Association of Military Surgeons of
the United States and the Medical
Library Association.
REED HOSPITAL TO HAVE
NEW MEDICAL OUTFIT
Contract Awarded for Isolation
Ward, Laboratory, Tuberculosis
Ward and Other Equipment.
Q. M. Gen. B. F. Cheatham has con
tracted with the Virginia Engineering
Co. of Newport News. Va., for the con
struction of an isolation ward, labora
tory, turberculosls ward, ■ observation
ward and other construction work at
the Army Medical Center, in the Walter
Reed General Hospital reservation, at
a total cost of $1,056,785.
The contract calls for the comple
tion of all the work by January, 1930.
RECEPTION PLANNED.
St. John's Church, at Bethesda,
Announces Program.
The annual reception will be given
by the Guild-Auxiliary of St. John’s
Church, Bethesda, Md.. Friday at 8:30
p.m. A dance will follow.
Services at the church tomorrow are
holy communion, 7:30 a.m., and morn
ing prayer and sermon by the rector. 11
o’clock. Conversion of St. Paul will
be observed by a celebration of the
Holy Eucharist Friday at 7 a.m., with
Rev. Mr. Parker celebrant.
MRS. BILL TO SPEAK.
Leader Will Address Christian
Science Parent Congregation.
Mrs. Annie C. Bill will speak at the
services of the Christian Science Parent
Church, of which she is leader. The
subject of the day will be “The Science
of Spiritual Law.” Services are held at
the Hotel La Fayette, at Sixteenth and
I streets, at 11 o’clock every Sunday.
Sunday school begins at 11 o’clock
and Is held in the headquarters build
ing of the church, 20 Jackson place.
THE NINETY AND NINE iValter Scott |
man havind a hundred sheep ” v 3|s and neighbors,sayind;‘Rejoice As a man does with his jj^ESkSu
IVV'JSbS losind one, does not leave the ninety
and nine ancLseek for the one which was lost? sheep that was lost.’ j* the sinners that repents.” IT
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THE EVENTNG STAR. TVABHIN’GTON'. B. C„ SATURDAY. JANUARY T 9. 1929.
; pagan justice to give an account of his
career as an apostle of the cross. It
’ certainly thrills the souls of intelligent
’ people to understand that Europe's
civilization is Inseparably connected
with the spiritual history of a self-ex
, patriated and persecuted Jew.
His abounding joy, contagious faith
[ and resistless love cannot be severed
from that illumination. Many great
mystics have had similar visitations, for
. which mere human speech is an inade
quate medium. These are built into the
very fabric of the church and they set
the pace for regenerated men and
women and a higher civilization. Note
that the apostle kept silence for 14
years about his entrance into the realms
of bliss. Would that all who claim such
experiences would emulate his example!
Q. Should the BibhT be read in homes
or public schools without first being
revised? I can point to many stories
in the Old Testament which are noth
ing short of indecent, and should be
barred from the malls. The story of
Joseph and Mrs. Potiphar. for example.
Is a fine piece of snappy fiction, Is it
not?
A. One must admire your industry In
having gone through the Old Testa
ment to find its indecent stories! What
amazes me Is that your fine tooth
comb did not. manage to bring to light
something else besides them. Os course,
we usually find what we are looking
for, but so long as bookstalls flourish
why go to this Book solely for “snappy
stories”?
Let it be granted that the Bible con
tains matter which ought not to be read
to children of a tender age. What does
that prove? Simply that the parent And
public school teacher will presumably
use the same discretion in selecting bib
lical passages for this purpose they
display in selecting a passage* from
Shakespeare.
I happen to know that in a certain
town the following passages have re
cently been read to the children in
their school assembly: Psalm xix, Psalm
xxxiv. Psalm lxv. Proverbs viii, Isaiah
ly, Matthew v. 1-16; Luke vx, 11-32;
Romans xii and I Corinthians xiii. Is
there anybody outside an insane asylum
who could reasonably object to a single
word in any of those selections? The
chief revision that the Bible needs is the
one it will always receive from any man
or woman of good taste who is guided
by circumstances.
When you were reading about Joseph
and the wife of Potiphar. it is a pity
you did not observe that the motive of
the story is not to portray the weakness
of a woman, but the purity, strength
and highmindedness of a young man
who put God and conscience before the
demons of lust and betrayal. Cut off
your hunt for the putrid and read this
noble literature for its eternal values.
(Copyright. 1929. >
OBSERVANCE PLANNED
OF 60TH ANNIVERSARY
M. E. Women’s Foreign Missionary
Society Will Hold Luncheon
January 30.
The Woman’s Foreign Missionary So
ciety of the Methodist Episcopal Church
will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary '
with a luncheon January 30 at the ’
Hotel Roosevelt. This is one of 60 ;
luncheons to be held throughout the
country commemorating the anniver
sary. The organization was formed in
March, 1869, in the old Tremont Street
Church, Boston.
The speakers at the local luncheon
will be Mrs. F. I. Johnson of New York, 1
program chairman of the Chautauqua ;
Institute of Foreign Missions, chairman
of the Mountain Lake School of Home
and Foreign Missions, and lecturer for
the Northfield Mission Conferences, and
Miss Carrie Jay Carnahan of Philadel
phia. corresponding secretary of Phila
delphia branch, who has oversight of
the work in South America.
The committee in charge of the
luncheon is Mrs. William Fraser Mc-
Dowell. Mrs. Lucius Clark, Mrs. Eugene
Wesley Shaw and Mrs. Harry Earl
Woolever.
MOTHER OF MT IS THEME.
Rev. H. M. Wilson to Preach at
Christian Church.
At Fifteenth Street Christian Church,
Fifteenth street and Kentucky avenue
southeast, the pastor, Rev. Harry M.
Wilson, will preach at the 11 o’clock
service tomorrow on the subject
“Mother of Wit.” The Junior Church,
under the direction of L. R. Butler,
meets at 11 o’clock in the lower audi
torium of the church. Intermediate
and Senior Endeavor meet at 6:45 p.m.
The evening service begins at 8
o’elock and the pastor will preach on
the theme “Fort Recovery.”
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'“PAUL, THE RADICAL”
Dr. Pierce Will Continue Talks to
Young People.
“Paul, the Radical,” is the subject
upon which Dr. Ulysses G. B. Pierce,
minister of All Souls’ Church (Uni
tarian). Sixteenth and Harvard streets,
will preach tomorrow at the 11 o'clock
service.
The speaker at the Book Chat at 5:30
p.m. will be. Mrs. Helen Steinbarger of
the Mount Pleasant Branch Library.
Dr. Pierce will continue his series of
talks for young people on "The Pleas
ures of Life’' at the regular Firslde Cir
cle meeting of L’Allegro Club.
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“Door of Sheepfold” Is Topic.
At the Cleveland Park Congregational
Church tomorrow morning the subject
will be “The Door of the Sheepfold.”
There will be a Bible study at 6:30 p.m.,
followed by a motion picture, “The
Wishing Ring.”
Oak Park United Evangelical Luth
eran Congregation, Chicago, recently
dedicated a $350,000 edifice.
Famous Churches of the World
i.
, ;srsv~ ■•’JEST"*
Temple of Luxor , Egypt
jVTOT far from the alley of the Kings
and the tomb of Tut-ankh-Amfn
just across the Nile and some 300 miles
south of modern Cairo, are the ancient
cities of Thebes. Luxur, Karnak and the
Island of Philae. Cities they are yet,
but cities of the dead, for of the many
thousands who inhabited them 25 cen
t.ries ago only their ghosts and their
memories survive and still linger loving
ly and eternally amid the scenes of
former beauty and grandeur. For beauty
and grandeur still exist here on the
Nil , though the hands that wrought,
them have been stilled in darkened
tombs for thousands of years.
The Egyptian temples have survived
as their builders intended they should
survive; and even though many of them
are partially In ruins, their magnitude
and the sheer beauty of their forms and
colored columns delight the modem
traveler and give him a vivid picture of
the cities that used to be. And here
in the region of Luxur, Karnak and
GREENWOOD TO SPEAK
IN BAPTIST CHURCH
Special Services Will Be Held at
Chevy Chase Edifice
Tomorrow.
Representative Arthur H. Greenwood
of Indiana will deliver the principal
address tomorrow afternoon, at 4 o'clock,
at, the Chevy Chase Baptist Church, on
the occasion of the dedication of the
new pipe organ.
Dr. W. S. Abemethy. pastor of Cal
vary Baptist Church, will give the in
vocation and Rev. F. C. Reynolds, pastor
of Wesley M. E. Church, will read the
Scripture. The prayer of dedication will
be made by Rev. J. David Clark of
Towson, Md.. father of the pastor. Rev.
Edward O. Clark.
At the morning service, at 11 o’clock,
the pastor will preach on the theme
’’The Peferl of Great Price.” The church
school convenes at 9:45 a.m. and the
B. Y. P. U. at 6.45 p.m. There will
be no evening meeting.
OFFICERS ELECTED.
Women’s Auxiliary of Diocese
Name Leaders.
At the recent annual meeting of the
Woman’s Auxiliary of the Diocese of
Washington, held at St. John's Church,
Lafayette Square, the following officers
were elected: President, Mrs. Bpencer
Shepard Wood (three years); vice
president of first district, Mrs. Henry
E. Cooke (three years); vice president*of
second district. Mrs. G. P. Loker (three
years); vice president of third district,
Mrs. Archibald Small (two years); vice
president of fourth district, Mrs. J. J. T.
Graham (two years); vice president of
fifth district, Mrs. Edward Burroughs
(one year); recording secretary, Mrs.
Walter M. Gilbert (three years); corre
sponding secretary. Mrs. David S. Carll
(two years): assistant corresponding
secretary, Miss Julia A. Karr (on*
year); treasurer, Mrs. Nevll Monroe
Hopkins (two years); assistant treas
urer, Mrs. Swager Sherley (one year):
educational secretary, Mrs. B. K. Bauer
(one year).
DR. MONTGOMERY SPEAKS.
Metropolitan Methodist Pastor Will
Give Two Sermons.
At the Metropolitan Methodist Church
tomorrow evening Dr. James Shera
Montgomery, the minister, will discuss
the subject, “Two Sons —Which One
Had the Better Chance.”
At the morning service he will speak
on “Power Versus the God of the Cen
sus,” and dwell upon the folly of the
multiplicity of the sects and churches,
and also upon the fact that too often
dcnomlnatlonallsm is featured and em
phasized and Christian life is allowed to
become secondary.
rev. c7b7austinto talk.
Reception to Be Held Wednesday
for Pastor and Wife.
At the West Washington Baptist
Church tomorrow the pastor, Rev. C. B.
Austin, will preach at 11 a.m. on “The
Waste Basket” and at 8 p.m. on “The
Opened Mouth.”
A reception in honor of Rev. and Mrs.
Austin will be held Wednesday evening.
Philae he sees them at their best and
in greatest numbers.
The Temple of Luxur is one of the
finest of these mighty structures of an
cient Thebes and is of enormous di
mensions, measuring 900 feet from back
to front. The columns surrounding the
open court shown above are character
istically Egyptian. Each column Is
meant to suggest a cluster of papyrus
buds, the shaft being the stems and the
capital the buds, while the plain broad
surface below is the band of linen hold
ing the cluster together. The larger
columns to the left, forming the nave
of an unfinished hall, are of the open
flower type, the capital showing the
open bell of the lotus blossom. These
columns were painted in the natural
colors of the flowers represented and
the effect of these vivid colors under the
intense blue of an Egyptian sky can
easily be imagined.
This part of the great temple was
built by Amenhotep 111 about 1500 B. C.
HOWARD UNIVERSITY
PLANS PRAYER WEEK
Rev. William Lloyd Imes of St.
James, New York, Presbyterian
Church to Be Speaker.
The annual week of prayer will be
observed at Howard University, be
ginning tomorrow*, with Rev. William
Lloyd Imes, minister of St. James
Presbyterian Church of New York City,
speaker.
The general theme of the week is to
be "Christ on the Campus." or, "The
Christian Ideals and Student Prob
lems.” Rev. Imes will speak in An
drew Rankin Memorial Chapel at 11
o’clock. At 3 o’clock, there will be
group discussions in Miner Hall, How
ard House, and the various fraternity
and sorority houses.
There will be a faculty luncheon
Monday at noon, in the university di
ning hall, at which President Johnson
and Rev. Imes will be the principal
speakers. Mr. Imes will speak at the
noon assembly Tuesday and Wednesday,
followed by afternoon conferences.
The University Forum Wednesday
evening will be devoted to a discus
sion of the subject “Is th? Christian
Ideal Adequate for Modern Life?”
The following students will lead the
discussion: Miss E. Pauline Myers,
Charles H. Manney, A. Franklin Fish
er, and Lee Andrew Baker.
Classes will be adjourned at 11
o’clock Thursday, for the principal
service of the week, in Andrew Rankin
Memorial Chapel, where Mr. Imes wUI
speak. From 1 to 2 o’clock there will
be meetings of classes for discussion.

PASTOR TO PREACH.
Rev. Dr. Tillman Announces Wes
ley A. M. E. Zion Services.
The pastor. Dr. Henry D. Tillman,
will preach at both services, 10:45 a.m.
and 7:45 p.m., at John Wesley A. M. E.
Zion Church, Fourteenth and Corcoran
streets, tomorrow.. Holy communion
will be administered at the morning
worship.
The church school, of which Prof.
Victor J. Tulane Is superintendent, will
present a special “Young People’s Serv
ice” at 3:30 p.m.. when Miss Nannie H.
Burroughs, president of the National
Training School for Girls, will speak on
“Young People and Religious Educa
tion.”
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PRAISE SERVICE.
Women's Missionary Society Will
Conduct Meeting.
Rev. Bernard Braskamp. pastor of
the Gunton-Temple Memorial Presby
terian Church, will preach tomorrow
morning on the subject, “New Creatures
in Christ Jesus.”
At 8 o'clock there will be a praise
service In the chapel under the auspices
of the Women’s Missionary Society,
with Miss Rachel Benfer as the special
speaker, w*ho has been engaged in mis
sionary work at Langdon, In the moun
tains of Kentucky.
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French Service Announced.
Rev. Florian Vurplllot. pastor of the
French Congregation, which meets at
St. John’s Church, Lafayette square,
every Sunday at 4 p.m. and every Fri
day at 4:45 p.m.. will preach tomorrow
on “Un Israelite Sans Fraude."
Sunday School Lesson
BY REV. HUGH T. STEVENSON. l
CHRIST THE SAVIOR.
Luke, il.ll. 30-32;xv.3-7: John. ,
iii.l4-17: x. 9-11, H-16, 27. 28;
Acts, iii.l-18; Romans, v.l-11; ,
Philippians, 1i.5-11; II Timothy, i
i. 9, 10. ]
Golden Text: And thou shalt i
call His name Jesus: for it is He i
that shall save His people from !
their sins.—Matthew, i. 21. i
Christ’s attitude toward the spiritual J
and social outcasts was demonstrated ,
by His calling Matthew to be a member
of His apostolic band. The scribes and j
Pharisees, who were active leaders in ,
the religious life of the Hebrews, re- :
fused fellowship with the publicans. (
who were considered to be traitors to ]
Israel, and sinners because they did not ,
wish their righteousness to be polluted
by social intercourse and fellowship
with Him. They had erected a barrier
of caste that shut out the publicans and
sinners. They felt that the Lord by
accepting their invitations to be their
guest was violating every proper social
and religious standard for a public
teacher of religion. They protested
against the Master's association with
the publicans and sinners, who were at
tracted by the winsomeness of Christ
and the sympathy of the Lord Jesus
toward them.
It was in defense of His accepting
the hospitality of these wealthy and
renegade Hebrews that the Master
spoke the words recorded in Luke's
gospel in the fifteenth chapter justify
ing His attitude toward the lost. Cen
turies before His birth it had been pre- i
dieted of Him that He would be a
savior of His people. They were look
ing for a Messiah who would be a po
litical leader and through whom the
nation’s prestige and grandeur would
be restored. The messenger of Jehovah
Informed the shepherds keeping watch
in the fields near Bethlehem the night
that our Lord was born that He was
to be a savior. Simeon recognized Him
as such when He was presented in the
temple as a child. Christ in His parable
of the lost sheep, which is closely inter
woven with the two other parables of
the lost, the lost coin and the lost son,
generallv called the prodigal son and
that of the elder brother, points out
that He was fulfilling His divinely given
commission by such fellowship and as
sociation. for He “came to seek and save
the lost.”
Missionary Motives.
In the group of parables concerning
the lost, which some consider to be one
parable, the Master outlined the princi
ples that governed His attitude toward
the group of men who were hated and
held in contempt by His critics. He took
the familiar figure of the shepherd, who
dominates Palestine, to justify His ef
forts to save the lost. They illustrated
the principles that govern men and
women in their search for their lost
property. The shepherd loves his flock
and they love him, becau.se they know
him and can depend upon his protect
ing care. The shepherd will not hesi
tate to give up his life or risk his life
to save his flock. Jesus sees in this an
illustration of the motive that prompted
the Heavenly Father sending Him to
seek and save the lost. If a sheep neg
lects to look up and keeps eating, fol
lowing the grass of the fields, that shpep
will be missing at night and unable to
find its way back. The practice of the
shepherd leaving the balance of the
flock in the fold, so that he could seek
the one lost, was quite conynon. He
would keep up the search in the sparse
ly settled sections, looking for the stray
sheep until it was found. So He came
seeking to save the lost. The Father
was unwilling that even one should
perish.
Love is the outstanding motive for
the Father's gift of the Lord Jesus. He
loved the world so much that He gave
His only begotten Son that whosoever
believeth upon Him should not perish,
but have eternal life. The saving of
the lost brings joy among men, but the
saving of lost souls fills heaven with
songs of rejoicing. The sheep, whose
nature was responsible for its being
lost, was sought. The coin that was lost
by the laws of gravity, illustrating cir
cumstances beyond its control, was
sought until found. The one who de
liberately asked for his portion and
spent it all in sinful living was not
sought. He came to himself and was
welcomed when he returned. There is
a little irony in the Master's reference
to the elder brother, for it meant, with
out doubt, those sanctified and blame
less men who were unwilling to be soiled
by contact with sinners, even if they
were members of their own race and
nation.
When Christ redeems a sinful man,
he becomes a new creation. He gives
up his old bad habits. He lives daily in
accordance with God’s wishes and rec
ognizes his obligation to help men of
every creed, color or country, for whom
Christ died. He recognizes that Jesus
saves men so that they 'can help Him
save the world. The germ of the modern
missionary movement is found in the
Master's teching concerning His mo
tives for seeking to save the lost. When
the Word became flesh. God entered hu
manity with a purpose of saving the
lost in sin.
The World's Savior.
Jesus not only broke the barriers
within the nation, but He removed
those between nations by tasting death
for every man. There was rejoicing in
the decisive action by the Senate Tues
day in reference to the Kellogg treaty
to outlaw war, but the eminent Secre
tary of State, whose name goes down
on history’s pages in connection with
this treaty, recognizes that the real
power that will make it effective among
nations will be due to the life of our
Lord, the Prince of Peace. He met
death upon the cross to save men of
every race and nation. Christ died for
the ungodly of all centuries and coun
tries that the fellowship broken by sin
could be restored and renewed. “God
commendeth His own love toward us in
that while we were yet sinners Christ
died for us.” God's own desire to save
men was manifested in the death-of
our Lord Jesus.
Christ died not only to save His
friends, but to extend the benefits of
His death for sinners to His enemies.
While He died for the sinner, the one
who wishes to enjoy the blessings of His
.salvation must repent like the prodigal
and seek forgiveness, pardon and power
to live the Christian life from the
Father in His name. Jesus died to se
cure salvation for us. but we demon
strate our faith in Him as our perso
nal Savior as well as our desire to be
saved by approaching the Father and
seeking in the Lord’s name salvation
through His blood, shed for us upon
Calvary’s cross.
While Christ did secure our salvation
upon the cross by intervening upon our
behalf. He is anxious to preserve us and
help us live as sons of God. Our recon
ciliation is the guarantee of our being
glorified with Him. He longs to pre
sent us “holy and without blemish and
unreproachable before Him” in glory.
This calls for the felowship of the ■
Holy Spirit that we will consider in
next week's study. There is no limit to
w'hat He can do for us if we will let
Him have His way in our life and labor.
Our Christian life should be one of con
stant progress, so that we can grow in
His grace and become like Him in our
dailv life and service. If He dwells in
us He should mold our hearts until we
become like Him and all people recog
nize that we have been with Jesus and
learned of Him.
Bible Questions
Os the Day
By Ilarlotv R. Hoyt.
THE NINETY AND NINE.
, Questions.
1. When did Christ preach the
parable of the lost sheep?
2. What was the occasion for it?
3. What other two parables were
associated with it?
4. Why were these three parables
associated?
5. What clever turn did Christ give
His argument in beginning the parable?
6. Who is represted by the ninety
and nine?
7. Who is represented by the lost
sheep?
8 Who is represented by the good
shepherd?
9. What moral was employed by
Christ to impress the lesson on His
listeners?
10. Did the parable have the desired
effect?
Answers.
1. Jesus spoke the parable of the
lost sheep about three months before
His death, 30 A. D. The parable was
spoken in Peraea. as He and His dis
ciples journeyed toward Jerusalem.
2. Christ had dined with publicans
and sinners. Scribes and Pharisees
asked why He demeaned Himself in
such a manner.
3. The parables of the lost coin and
the prodigal son.
4. Because Christ spoke them in
succession, using three examples to
drive His moral home.
5. Christ threw the question back
at the ones who sought to criticize Him
by asking. “Which one of you, having
a hundred sheep,” etc. In this fashion
He forced them to answer Him.
6. The ninety and nine represent
the ones who have been won to Chris
tianity. *
7. The lost sheep represents one
who has not been Christianized.
8. The good shepherd is a repre
sentation of God.
9. “There is more joy in Heaven
over one sinner that repenteth than
over ninety and nine righteous per
sons who need no repentance.”
10. The followers of Jesus were
greatly impressed by the parables, but
they made little impression upon the
bigotod scribes and Pharisees, who did
not wish to be convinced.
EPISCOPALIANS ELECT
DR. HILLIAM L. DE VRIES
Canon Made Honorary Vice Presi
dent of Governing Body
of Conference.
Dr. William L De Vries, canon of
Washington Cathedral was elected an
honorary vice president of the govern
ing body of the Blue Mountain Confer
ence of the Episcopal Church at a
meeting of the body in Baltimore last
Wednesday. Right Rev. Walter H. Overs,!
formerly Bishop of Liberia, was re-el
ected president and Rev. N. B. Groton
of Whitemarsh, Pa., was continued as
executive officer. Other honorary vice
presidents include Right Rev. J. G.
Murray, presiding bishop of the church
and Right Rev. Hugh L. Burleson. Mis
sionary Bishop of South Dakota.
Arrangements were completed for a
session of the conference to be held at
Hood College, Frederick. Md.. July 8
to 19. The conference was started in
1926 by groups of Episcopalian church
men and women in Philadelphia, Bal
timore, Washington and elsewhere.
VISITOR win SPEAK.
London Minister to Occupy Calvary
M. E. Pulpit.
Dr. George H. McNeal. minister in j
the City Road Chapel, London, will j
speak in the Calvary Methodist Epis- j
copal Church. Columbia road near 15th j
street, tomorrow night at 8 o'clock. Dr j
McNeal is in the city as the guest of |
Bishop John W. Hamilton, who also will
be in the service.
In the morning at. 11 o'clock the min
ister of the church. Dr. Mark Depp, will
preach on the theme "The Fear of
God.” The church school, with depart
ments for all ages, will meet at 9:30
am. The devotional meeting of the
Young People's Department will be held
at 7 o'clock, with Mrs. Bennett of the
City Mission as the speaker of the
evening.
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Will Address Secular League.
Edward Wolesensky of the United
States Bureau of Standards, will ad
dress the Washington Secular League
Open Forum, at 1006 E street, tomor
row at 3 o’clock, on “Religion and Hu
man Welfare.” The public invited.
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Second Baptist Church.
At Second Baptist Church tomorrow,
the pastor, Rev. J. L. S. Holloman, will
preach at 11 a.m. on “The Tragedy of
Lost Opportunity” and in the evening
“The Bequest of Christ.” The Bible
school will meet at 9:30 a.m.; B.
P. U., 6 p.m.
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CHURCH TO MARK
75TH ANNIVERSARY
Sixth Presbyterian Will Hold
Appropriate Exercises Un
der Direction of Pastor.
The seventy-fifth anniversary of
Sixth Presbyterian Church will be ob
served with appropriate exercises to
morrow under the direction of Rev.
Godfrey Chobot. He will preach a
sermon at the morning service and Dr.
Joseph T. Kelly, pastor emeritus of the
Fourth Presbyterian Church, will preach
at the evening service.
At a meeting next Wednesday night
Miss Alice Hercus will read a historic
paper. A social will follow.
Plans for the establishment of the
church were made in 1852 by Dr. Mason
Noble. Meetings were held in the
homes of those interested, notably the
home of William Thompson, where the
first meeting was held. On January
23. 1853. 32 persons gathered in Island
Hall, with Dr. Noble as leader, and
formed the church organization.
After 63 years of service in the old
church, at Sixth and C streets south
west, where President Harrison was a
regular attendant during his term in
the White House, the congregation
moved to its new chapel in July, 1916,
at Sixteenth and Kennedy streets.
Ground was broken for its new audi
torium. adjoining the chapel, January
2 last, with the expectation of having
the structure completed this year.
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COLLEGE PRESIDENT
IS CHURCH PREACHER
Dr. Spivey of Lakeland, Fla., Will
Deliver Lecture Series
Here.
At Epworth Methodist Episcopal
Church South, Thirteenth street and
North Carolina avenue northeast, to
morrow morning at the 11 o'clock serv
ice, Dr. Ludd M. Spivey, president of
Southern College. Lakeland. Fla., will
preach. Dr. Spivey is in Washington
as lecturer in the School of Missions
to be conducted in Mount Vernon Place
Methodist Episcopal Church South, be
ginning Monday and continuing each
evening at 7:30 until January 25. The
School of Missions is to be conducted
for the benefit of the churches of
Southern Methodism in Washington
and vicinity. Students for the course
are being registered and such registra
tions from Epw'orth Church are being
made with Dr. John C. Copenhaven,
pastor.
The Hi-League and Epworth League
chapters of the church will meet for
services at 6:30 and 7 o’clock, re
spectively. At 8 o'clock Sunday eve
ning the pastor will preach. His topic
will be “The Danger of the Good
Things.”
The Women's Missionary Society will
meet at 8 o’clock Monday evening.
The society will act as host to dele
gates of missionary societies from
churches of Southern Methodism in
Washington and vicinity preparing for
the General Council of Women's Mis
sionary Societies to be held in Wash
ington in March at Mount Vernon
Place Methodist Episcopal Church
South. Luncheon will be served to
visiting delegates. The midweek prayer
service will be conducted by the pastor
at 8 o'clock Thursday evening.
ST. MARGARET’S HOLDS
COMMUNION SERVICES
Prayer, Litany and Sermon Sched
uled for Tomorrow Morning
at Church.
Members of the Communicants' League
and the organized workers of the par
ish will make their monthly corporate
communion tomorrow at the celebration
at 7:30 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church,
Connecticut avenue and Bancroft place.
Sunday school will convene at 9:30 a.m.
At 11 a.m. the service will be morning
prayer and litany with sermon by the
rector. Dr. Herbert Scott Smith.
Confirmation instruction classes will
meet at 3:30 p.m.. the juniors with the
rector in the Sunday school library and
the seniors with Rev. Robert Shores in
the study. At 4:30 p.m. there will be
a service of evensong with sermon by
the Rev. Robert Shores. At 6 p.m. the
Young People's Society will meet and
j put on a program, followed by supper
ar.d a social.
Thursday and Friday, the Feast of
the Conversion of St. Paul, there will
be a celebration of holy communion
!each day at 11 a.m.
! “PINKHAM CLASS NIGHT.”
Program to Be Given in National
Baptist Church Tuesday.
The men's Bible class of the Na
tional Baptist Memorial Church will
give the annual “Pinkham class night’*
program Tuesday to the church and
Sunday school.
Clifford K. Berryman, cartoonist of
The Evening Star, will give a lecture
illustrated by his own sketches. Miss
Helen Colhoun will give readings. Boy
Scout Troop No. 43. will give an ex
hibition. An invitation is extended to
all.
TWO SERMONS PLANNED.
‘•Temperance’' and “Balm of
Gilead” Are Topics.
Rev. Henry B. Wooding, pastor of the
Eckington Presbyterian Church, North
Capitol street, corner Florida avenue,
will speak tomorrow morning at 11
o’clock on the theme of “Temperance,”
and In the evening at 8 o’clock on the
topic. “The Balm of Gilead.”
Thursday evening at 8 o’clock the
series of addresses on the "Apostle’s
Creed” will be continued. The midweek
service of prayer is proving popular.
“Life’s Compromise’’ Is Subject.
At the services of Lincoln Congrega
tional Temple tomorrow' morning at the
Lincoln Theater, Rev. R. W. Brooks
will speak from the subject “Life’s
Compromise.” The Christian Endeavor
Society will meet at the Twelfth Street
Y. M. C. A. at 6:45 p.m.
Lutheran Program Announced.
“Seeing God’s Glory” will be the sub
ject tomorrow at 11 a.m. In Georgetown
Lutheran Church. Rev. Harold E.
Beatty pastor. Christian Endeavor, 7
p.m. “Has the Lord's Hand Short
ened?” will be the subject at the 8 p.m.
service.
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In a Durham <N. H.) church, founded
in 1650, 18 different denominations
worship.
Snuiiuni itifftimia
THE SECULAR LEAGUE
Musicians* Hall, 1006 E St.
Sunday, 3 P.M.
“Kelicion snd Human WVlfirt"
EDWARD WOLESENSKY.

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