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Rev. Dr. Mouzon to Preach
Before Missionary Associa
tion Tomorrow Morning.
The annual sermon to the Woman's
Missionary Council will be preached at
the Mount Vernon Place Church to
morrow morning at 11 o'clock by Bishop
Edwin D. Mouzon of Charlotte, N. C.
This service Mill be broadcast by
At 8 o'clock pm. Miss Helen B
Calder, promotion secretary, American
Board of Foreign Missions, will speak
on "The Jerusalem Conference,” and'
Milton T. Stauffer, secretary committee
of reference and counsel. Foreign Mis-;
sions Conference of North America, will!
speak on “The World Mission of Chris- '
The Senior Epworth League will meet;
at 6:30 p.m. in the Sunday school audi- ;
torium. Miss Elizabeth Krider will lead I
the service. The subject will be "Jesus’
Self-Dedication and Ours.”
Monday will be the closing day of the
Woman's Missionary Council, which has
been meeting in the city since the 13th.
There will be services at 9 am., 12
noon. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The service
at. 12 noon, when Dr. Elbert Russell
will speak cn the Beatitudes, "The Pure
In Heart," will be broadcast by WMAL.
The closing service cf the council will
be held at 8 o'clock Monday evening,
when the new deaconesses and mis
sionaries will h® consecrated and com
missioned by Bishop W. B. Beauchamp ;
of Atlanta. Ga.
The dav meeting of the Woman’s
Missionary Society will be held Tuesday
at 11 o'clock, the program being in
charge of Circle No. 3, Mrs. Ida R.
Groover, leader. The afternoon session,
at 1:30 o'clock, will be led by Mrs.
Hartley A. Moon.
The Young People's Missionary So
ciety will meet Tuesday evening at 8
The Board of Lay Activities will meet
In the pastor's study Tuesday evening.
The Worker*' Council will meet at 8
o’clock Wednesday evening.
Rev. Mr. Deal, junior preacher, will i
speak at the prayer meeting service
Thursday evening.
*‘A Life Purpose” and ' Where You
Are” Will Be Heard at First
Congregational Church.
Dr. Jason Noble Pierce will preach
tomorrow at the First Congregational
Church, Tenth and G streets, his morn
ing subject being "A Life Purpose.” and
in the evening "Where You Are” will
be illustrated by the motion picture
•‘lsn’t Life Wonderful?”
Dr. Pierce will speak Thursday at
7:45 p.m. on "Growing Strong.” It will
be illustrated by a motion picture, “The
Lion and the Mouse.”
The men’s Bible class, led by Rev.
Prank N. Greeley, meets at 9:45 a.m.
Sunday, and the women's Bible class,
led by Mrs. Frank E. Webner. at 10 a m.
The Christian Endeavor Societies have
a social and tea from 6 to 6:20 p.m.
Sunday. Miss Nell M. Berghout, direc
tor of religious education of the church,
will lead the Senior Society of Christian
Endeavor meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the
Sunday school room. The topic for
discussion will be "How the Church
Helps Us to Live the Christian Life.”
The Young People’s Society will hold
a missionary meeting, which will be led
by Miss Leola Olmstead, at 6:30 p.m.
in the east parlor of the church.
“Worship” Is Sermon Topic.
Continuing his series of special ser
gtons on "Worship.” the oastor. Rev. A.
F- Elmes, of the People’s Congregational
Church. M street between Sixth and
Seventh streets, will preach tomorrow
morning on "The Spirit of Worship.”
The theme for the yuong people's serv
ice is "How the Church Helps Us to Live
the Christian Life.”
B. Y. P. U. News
Edwin Phelps, general secretary of
the Baptist Young People's Unions of
America, will be the speaker at the fed
eration meeting Tuesday evening at
Grace Church. The pastors of the three |
churches, East Washington Heights. \
Centennial and Grace, Drs. Maney. I
Swem and Johnson, will give short talks, j
Misses Alderton of Centennial, Dorothy :
Thume of Grace and Melvina Owens of;
East Washington Heights Mill represent i
their respective B. Y. P. U.s in this de- I
votional meeting. All life-service pledge I
members Mill be requested to sit to- I
The finals of the stewardship ora- I
torical contest will be held March 26 at!
National Memorial Church. A loving I
cup Mill be awarded to the winner’s I
The intermediate federation had a
large attendance at t’neir meeting last
night. They requested Mrs. Geraldine
Kirkland, intermediate director, to have !
the seniors support their three plays'
which Mill be given at Temple Church
Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
Kendall Church juniors will entertain j
the Junior federation tomorrow' after- j
noon. All seniors are expected to bring
their little brothers, sisters and friends.
Richard Kirkland and Gamma Group
will lead the program in Senior B. Y.
No. 1 of Bethany tomorrow' night. The
nominating committee, composed of
Miss Myrteen Sisson, Mr. Holt and Mr
Stewart, has been appointed to select
Bethany’s new officers and present them
to the B. Y. P. U. for election.
Marcellus Mclnnis will have charge
of the program tomorrow night at First
Church B. Y. P. U. Dena Withers will
have charge of the Bible quiz. Misses
Violet Hicks and Ruby Mclnnis will
*ing a duet. Mrs. Doris Wildman will
render a piano selection.
JESUS AND THE SABBATH Exodus *<,, By ) w.tr S c R .« Hoyt
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on the Sabbath day, |?,*Vr‘ fL Pharisees and not each Pice. For the ed to see whet he would N one could answer rum,
since the law For— Son of-man is Lord oh do, hopmd to accuse hi'm iP IbtretcH forth thy he commanded,
bad work C <?n she * the Sabbath.”.* ,* be healed bpon the Sabbath. The cripple did so ahd hi© withered hand became whole.
r ’ Sunday School Lesson
j * By
r * T* Stevenson
Genesis, ii. 2-3: Exodus, xx. j
8-ii; Matthew, xii.l-14. xxviii.l- j
10; John, xx. l9; Arts, xx.7; Ro- i
mans, xlv.4-6; Revelations, i.lO.
Golden Text—“For the Son of
Man is Lord of the Sabbath." — 1
Matthew, xii.B.
President Hoover has set an example i
to the American people the first week j
of his administration by his decision to I
; observe Sunday strictly as a day of rest j
and worship. His request, that the i
! photographers shall not flock around
him as he leaves the church services \
Sunday mornings will give these artists j
I the privilege ot observing the day in
accordance with their own religious con- j
I victlons. He will adhere to this ob
' servance of Sunday as a day devoted to
j rest and worship, in accordance with
j his lifelong habit and practice.
President Hoover’s decision is m ac
cord with the teachings of this week s
lesson upon "The Christian Sabbath
and the example of the Creator, as H.,
completed Ills work in six days and
rested on the seventh. Befoie the de
liverance of the Hebrews from Egypt,
when th®v were commanded by Jcnoran
“to keep the Sabbath day.” we find that
the seventh day was observed by the
Babylonians, although the prohibitions
were operative, as Price has pointed out,
only upon the "shepherds of the great
peoples.” "the king.” "the seer and j
: the phvsidan." and net for tne an ..ire
people, ‘long before Moses presented
the Ten Commandments to the Hebrew
people at Mount Sinai.
Historv has proven that the man or
nation who neglects to observe one day
in seven as a period of rest, is doomed.
The shameful neglect of the Sabbath
was the germ of Jewish captivity.
France tried to change her Sabbath to
one day in 10. with disastrous results.
The modern tendency to disregard tne
Sabbath is a menace to civilization, it
we do not curb the spirit of commercial
ism that compels men to labor every
clay without rest, wc will lose cur lead
ership among the nations of the eartli.
Cessation frem labor that man may re
cuperate. repair and restore the mu .cu
-1 lar. mental and moral parts of his life
l is required bv nature. The night s rest
is not sufficient to preserve the fullness
|of one’s strength for service. It can be
‘ easily demonstrated that man, beast
j and machinery will produce larger rr
i suits and remain in a state of efficiency
for a longer period by observing one day
I in seven for rest than by working con
tinuously. The liberty of rest for each
depends upon the liberty of rest for all.
Both the state and society owe it to
themselves to provide for the toilers of i
the Nation at least one day in seven :
as a dav of rest. No better use can be :
made of that day than utilizing it for
the worship of the Lord and thus make |
it a dav of rest and religion. By so i
doing we will carry the spirit of the
fourth commandment into the proper
observance of Sunday. Strictly speak
ing, the "Sabbath” means the Hebrew
Saturday, that commemorated their es
cape from Egypt, as well as the creation.
"The Lord's day,” or Christian Sabbath,
symbolizes the resurrection of Christ
from the grave, so that three thoughts
center about the Christian Sabbath:
Creation, redemption, heaven.
Sabbath’s Lawful Use.
Public worship was not enjoined by
the fourth commandment. The few
laws found in the Old Testament in
regard to the Sabbath became the nu
cleus of an elaborate system covering
two large volumes of th° Talmud <Shab
brt and Erubint. The Master's attitude
towaids the religious demands of Sab
bath observance of His day was that
of a reformer seeking to conserve the
essential values of the Sabbath and In
crease its w-orth to humanity by strip
ping them of the cumbersome and
harmful abuses associated with them.
He realized that, in their zeal to de
velop the nation’s reverence and right
eousness. the Pharisees’ legalistic re
quirements had made it a means of
gloom and depression. Th® Puritans in
their zeal did the same with the ob
servance of Sunday. Jesus made it the
rule of His earthlv life to attend all the
regular services of the Sabbath, but He
declined to allow their systems of rules
to hinder Him in doing His work among
men. .
One day, while He was passing
through a' field of corn upon a Sab
bath dav, His disciples, being hungry,
began to' pluck corn and rub it out in
their hands and eat It. Any hungry
man was permitted by the law to help
himself to corn and eat it. but the
Pharisees protested against the Lord
permitting His followers to reap and
thresh upon the Sabbath. They charged
that they were reaping when they pluck
! ed the corn, and that they were thresh
i ing it when they rubbed it between t.h®ir
hands. This was secular work, which
! w-as not allowed upon the Sabbath dav.
i They accused Jesus of permitting Ills .
1 followers to violate the Sabbath. Their j
I accusation grew out of their hatred of
j the Lord Jesus. It was an effort to
’ humiliate Him before the people as a ;
religious teacher.
■ The Master's defense was marked by i
| tenderness and forbearance. He did not j
l turn upon them, as He did later, be
| cause He was seeking to win them. He j
cited in His defense the action of David j
I as a justifying precedent and an illus
tration of the prineiple of the Sabbath !
| law'. David, when he was fleeing from j
i Saul, took his small band of loyal fol-
I lowers into the temple and requested
! food from the priest, who. w'hen unable
to find common bread, gave to David
and his hand the holy “shew bread.”
j which only priests could lawfully eat,
i David was Justified by a higher law
than the ceremonial, which required
that the hungry ones be fed. Jesus held
that the priest w>as blameless under the
circumstances and that His was a simi
lar case.
The Lord of the Sabbath.
He cited the action of the priests,
w r ho violated the law of the Sabbath
Iby slaying the sacrificial animals. He
j held that they were justified because it
was required in connection w-ith th®
worship of the temple. This justified
works of necessity in connection with
the worship of God. He claimed to be
greater than the temple and pointed
i out that they did not understand the
| meaning of Hosea's statement, "I dr- j
sire mercy and not. sacrifice.” If they j
j had understood it, they would not have
i condemned (he Master's attitude to- j
j wards His hungry disciples. H® then j
! healed the man wiih a withered hand ■
jin the synagogue. He justified His a®- |
tion because "the Sabbath was made j
for man. not man for the Sabbath.” j
It was given to help man in his rela- i
tions with God. It should recall to |
man the Creator and man s obligations j
to Him. It was designed to proclaim j
! man's dependence upon God as a Re
j deemer and have in Christ a Savior.
I The Sabbath embraces in its teachings
; a gospel for all men.
Its greatest message to humanity
| concerns the future life. The early
! church observed the first day of the
! week, as the Lord’s day because He
arose from the dead and appeared unto
j them upon the first day of the week.
The empty tomb was discovered upon
the morning of the first day and Jesus
appeared in person to some of His fol
lowers that day. demonstrating that the
Lord of the Sabbath was the Lord of
life. When men recall the message of
the Christian Sabbath or Lord's day
they will not desecrate the day or forget
its message of love contained in the
cessation from labor and in their wor
ship of the Master. When we make
the Lord’s day one of rest and worship
and use its hours to learn more of God
and try to do His will, we need not fear
the desecration of the day or the abuse
of its privileges. Those who love God
w ill keep the day as it ought, to be kept,
free from labor, except acts of mercy
land necessity, and devote its hours to
the Lord's service, resting from the
activities of the daily life. Gradually
the dav will bring to those who use it
for God’s glory life's richest blessings
and joys.
Bible Questions
Os the Day
By Harlow R. Hoyt.
1. W'hen and where were the Ten
Commandments given to Moses?
2. How did this come to pass?
3. Under what circumsta ®es?
4. How w’ere the commai ments re
5. Were they given to M< es a sec
ond time?
6. What was the Pharasa.c law in
regard to the Sabbath?
7. Hew' did this apply to the disciples
plucking and eating the com?
8. What was the attitude of Christ
, toward His critics?
9. How did He answer them?
10. What did He do to prove His
I point?
1. The Ten Commandments were
given to Moses on Mount Sinai about
1498 B.C.
2. During the third month of the
wanderings of the Israelites after flee
ing Egypt Jehovah proposed a covenant
to Moses: If the Israelites obeyed His
comandments they w'ould become a race
of priests and a holy nation.
3. Three days after his follow’ers ac
cepted the covenant, Moses climbed to
the top of Mount Sinai. There, amid
thunder and lightning, Jehovah gave
to him two stone tablets inscribed with
the Ten Commandments.
4. Moses remained on Mount Sinai
for 40 days. Believing he had deserted
them, the Israelites set up a golden
calf, which they worshiped. Relum
ing to find this condition, Moses cast,
down the tablets in his wrath and
shattered them.
5. The commandments were given to
Moses a second time. Forty days later,
Jehovah having been pacified, Moses
again ascended the mount. But this
time Jehovah repeated the command
ments and Moses himself recorded
6. Bound by ceremony, convention,
form and observance, the Pharisees held
that no work should be performed on
the Sabbath and that no person might
be healed unless to save his life.
7. The law forbade reaping. Picking |
grain by hand was held to be reaping.
Threshing w-as forbidden; rubbing ker
nels in the hands was held to be
threshing. So was walking through the
grain, since the feet threshed it out.
8. Christ, looked with contempt upon
the bigotry and restrictions which had
changed the Sabbath to a day when
any little act was a violation of the
9. When the Pharisees complained
that the disciples broke the law Christ
pointed out how David ate the sacred
bread of the tabernacle, which was
against the law; and that the priests,
by the necessary duties in the temple.
p°rformed acts specifically forbidden.
“The Sabbath was made for man.” He
| declared. "Not man for the Sabbath.”
j io. By healing the man with a
I withered hand. There was no haste in
| healing the man, since he had been
I afflicted for years and it was not a
matter of life or death. By healing
! him Christ broke the law to perform a
good deed.
Sixth Presbyterian Pastor Selects
Morning Subject.
At the Sixth Presbyterian Church
Rev. Godfrey Chobot will preach on
"The Ploughman,” tomorrow morning.
In the afternoon the every-member
canvass will be conducted by the men
of the church. The Christian Endeavor
Society will meet at 7 o’clock and the
topic for discussion will be, "How the
Church Helps Us to Live the Chris
tian Life.”
Hev. W. E. La Rue’s Subjects.
At the Takoma Park Baptist Church,
Piney Branch road and Aspen street,
Rev. Willian E. La Rue will preach to
morrow at 11 o'clock on "A Factor For
gotten,” and at 8 p.m. on "The Real
Fight of Life.”
Famous Churches of the World
Rock Temple of Abu Simhcl, I\ tibia, Egypt
r r'HIRTY-TWO centuries look down
-*• upon you when you stand before
this Egyptian temple hewn out of the
solid rock on the banks of the Nile. For
it was constructed by the great Raineses
11, builder of many mighty monuments,
about 1,300 years before the birth of
Christ, and carved out of a rocky pro
montory w’hich juts out into the Nile
from the w’est bank 174 miles south of
the first cataract.
The two gigantic statues that guard
either side of the doorway, each 65 feet
in height, .are, as usual, portraits of 1
Ramcses, while high above them the
front is completed bv a cornice of 21
dog-headed apes 100 feet wide and
reaching 90 feet above the rocky
ground. Over the entrance is a figure
of the hawk-headed god Horus. but the
temple is dedicated to the great sun
god of Egypt, Amen-Ra, and was so
oriented that the first rays of the
morning sun entered the doorway and,
illuminating the two great halls of the
interior, fell directly upon the images
of the gods in the holy of holies. By
the side and between the feet of the
Bible Lecturer to Speak at Chevy I
Chase Presbyterian Service I
“The Poem of Jehovah” will be the !
subject of an address by Miss Angy
Manning Taylor, Bible lecturer, at the
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church to-1
morrow evening at 7 o’clock, before a j
joint meeting of the young people’s so- j
defies of Chevy Chase and vicinity. Ail
young people of high school and college
age are invited.
The pastor. Rev. J. Hillman Hollister, j
will preach at 11 o’clock on "If Thou.
Wilt I Will.” i
The Comunlty Lenten Bible class,
which will be taught by Miss Taylor, .
will be held in the auditorium of the
church each morning of next week, be
ginning Monday, from 10:30 to 11:30
o’clock. "Five Lessons From the Gospel
by St. John” will be the subject of the
series of five lessons. All are welcome.
Dr. Hugh Birckhead of Emmanuel
Episcopal Church. Baltimore, will be
the preacher at the last union Lenten
service held under the auspices of the
five Protestant churches of Chevy
Chase, which will be held in this church
Thursday at 8 o’clock.
Dr. Walter E. Schuette of Sewick
ley, Pa., to Speak at Special
Service Tomorrow.
Special services will be held tomorrow
iat Grace Lutheran Church, Sixteenth
| and Vamiim streets. Rev. Gerhard E.
Lenski. pastor, in honor of the first an
niversary of the completion of the new
church. Dr. Walter E. Schuette of Se
wickley. Pa., will preach at 11 a m. and
at 7:45 p.m.
A Lenten service will be held Monday
evening under the auspices of the Lu
theran Inner Mission Society. Dr.
Charles Jacobs of Philadelphia, Pa., will
deliver the sermon. The regular mid
week Lenten service will be held Wed
nesday at 7:45 p.m. The sermon will be
given by the pastor.
Washington City Church of Breth
ren Scene of Services.
A revival will begin in the Washing
ton City Church of the Brethren, Fourth
street and North Carolina avenue south
east tomorrow, with the pastor. Dr. Earl
McKinley Bowman, preaching the open
ing sermons. At 11 a m. his subject will
be "What It Means to Be Dtsclples of
Charist.” At 8 p.m. he will preach on
the text. "If Any Man Thirst.”
Some of the neighboring pastors will
serve as guest preachers during this
series of evangelistic meetings. Dr.
John Wiedley. pastor of the Church of
the Reformation (Lutheran): Dr. Fred
erick Brown HarrLs. pastor of Foundry
M. E. Church: Rev. H. B. Wooding, pas
tor of Eckington Presbyterian Church:
Rev. Fred Reynolds, pastor of Wesleyan
M. E. Church, are some of them. These
meetings will continue every night, ex
cept Saturday, until Easter Sunday.
Society to Serve Chinese Dinner.
The Woman’s Foreign Missionary
Society of the Methodist Episcopal
Church in Washington district will
serve a Chinese dinner Tuesday in Cal
vary Methodist Episcopal Church, 1463
j Columbia road, from 6 to 7:30 o'clock.
i There are 3.650 Lutheran churches
in the United States.
colossi are portrait statues of various
members of the family of Raineses, in
cluding his wife, son and two daughters.
On the legs of the colossus at the ex
treme left are inscriptions scratched by
foreign soldiers in the Egyptian army
during the reign of King Psamtik, about
600 B.C. One of these, in Greek, is
of great interest. b°ing among the
earliest specimens cf Greek writing
known to us.
Two great halls, out of which open
eight smaller chambers, and the holy i
i of~ho’ies, foim the interior of the tern- i
pie, which measures 180 feet at its ;
greatest length. The roof of the vesti- i
bul? hall is supported by eight colored
statues of Ramescs, with the emblems
of the god Ostris. The walls are cov
ered with exceptionally interesting
religious and battle scenes in the most
vivid colors. In the holy of holies were
the statues of Amen-Ra. Raharkht and
Ptah, the gods and protectors of the
great religious centers of Thebes,
HeliopolLs and Memphis, and finally,
Rameses himself, as god and protector
of Nubia.
Dr. Frederic S. Fleming on Epi-
I phany Program Tomorrow and
Again Next Week.
1 The special preacher at the Church
j of the Epiphany tomorrow’ morning and |
| again at the noonday services next j
! week will be Dr. Frederic S. Fleming, j
! rector of St. Stephen's Church, Provi- '
! dence. R. I. Dr. Fleming has been j
1 special noonday preacher at Epiphany
I for several years, and is one of the |
I prominent presbyters of the Episcopal \
! Church.
j The rector of Epiphany, Dr. Z. B, i
: Phillips, will resume his series of ser- i
! mons on the Lord s Prayer at evensong,
at 8 o’clock.
The Bishop of Central New’ York will !
preach Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock. ;
and will take as the subject of his ser- j
mon. "The Supreme Appeal of Jesus
Christ in Perplexity.”
The preachers at the afternoon serv- !
ices next week udll be. on Monday, the
rector: Tuesday, Dr. Morris; Wednes
day, the Rev. Mr. Lier; Thursday, C.
H. Douglas, and Friday. Rev. Hulbert
Woolf all, rector of St. Mark’s Church,
' Washington.
Rev. Edward O. Clark Will j
Preach at Baptist Church
Tomorrow Morning.
The second sermon in the current se
ries, entitled “I Believe in God.” will be ■
given by the pastor, Rev. Edward O. j
Clark, at the Chevy Chase Baptist ;
Church tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock.;
Children meet in the junior church from !
11 to 11:30 o’clock.
"Fools” will be the subject of Mr.
Clark's discourse at 7:45 p.m.
Special evangelistic services will be i
conducted during the week preceding
Easter, with visiting ministers of note !
occupying the pulpit of the church.
Rev. Henry B. Wooding to Preach
at Eckington Church.
Rev. Henry B. Wooding, pastor of the
Eckington Presbyterian Church. North
Capitol street corner Florida avenue,
will speak Sunday morning on the
theme, “The Most Beautiful Book in
the World.” In the evening at 8•
o’clock the topic ts “The Will of God.” I
Monday evening at 8 o'clock a meet- |
ing of the joint boards of the church I
will be held.
The monthly meeting of the Aid So- !
ciety will be held Tuesday evening at 8 ;
o’clock in the Sunday school house. J
The annual election of officers will be !
held at this time. Mrs. John Miller !
will preside.
The annual young people's banquet j
will be held Friday evening. Frank D. j
Getty, director of the young people’s
work of the Presbyterian Church, will {
be the speaker. Darrell Crain will pre- i
The pastor will conduct the com- j
municants’ class Friday at 3:30 o’clock.
Miss Lucille Crain will speak at the !
Young People’s meeting on the theme, I
"How to Become a Christian."
Dr. Hubbard Will Speak.
Dr. Henry D. Hubbard of the Bureau J
of Standards will deliver an address on |
"Are There Limits to Human Progress?” j
tomorrow at the Church of the Holy j
City, Sixteenth and Corcoran streets, at I
4 p.m.
— ; !<
„ Religious Questions !
Dr. S. Parkes Cadman.
Q. Was St. Paul ever married and if 1
so what was the name of his wife? Was |
she the thorn in his side to which he j
makes reference in several of his |
A. The thorn in the apostle’s flesh i
was plainly a bodily ailment, concern- !
ing which your facetious comment is
entirely out of place. He married the
cause for which he died and sacrificed
domestic consolation in order that he
might provide a home for the soul of
the Western World.
His high regard for Christian woman
hood is repeatedly emphasized in his
letters. From them and other compe
tent sources we learn that the wives of
the early Christian Church were worthy
of their calling in Christ and gladly
shared the cruel fate which frequently
fell upon their husbands and upon oth- j
ers than themselves more dear.
Q. Do you not think that the separa
tion of church and state is the best
iwssible arrangement and makes for
their mutual good?
A. Yes, provided the carrying out of the
compact respects the rights of both in
stitutions. There have been attempts on
the part of each to trespass on the
other's domain, and such encroachments
have reduced the freedom of the in
vaded groups to a subserviency which
was disastrous. Politicians who under
partisan exigencies elect themselves as
I dictators to the pulpit are quite as rep-
I rehensible as pulpiteers who pollute
: their sanctuaries with party harrangues.
! Both breeds could be abolished with
much profit for all concerned.
When, however, the doctrine of
' church and state separation is so in
terpreted and applied as to secularize
national education, it is injuriously ex
tended. I do net claim that the public
schools should formally teach religion.
But I am convinced that provision
ought to be made for the religious in
struction of our children and youth
in any system of nation-wide education
if this is to be sufficient for the re
public’s ethical requirements.
We clamor for science and sex in
struction. The curricula of schools and
colleges include pretty much everything
native to human experience and knowl
edge except, those ideas and Ideals
emanating from the child's God con
sciousness. What about so grave an
Q. The conversation between Jesus
; and the woman of Samaria at the well
took place apparently without any wit
nesses being present to record what was
said. Please explain on what ground
you accept this narrative as authentic
or as a historical occurrence.
A. The germ of the narrative recorded
in the fourth Gospel, in which Jesus
holds conversations with individuals,
; must have come from the Master Him
j self, who afterward told them to His
I disciples. To explain them as the pure
“Stewardship of Life" Will Be
Subject of Sermon by Dr. Ches
teen Smith in Morning.
Hamline Methodist Episcopal Church,
Sixteenth and Allison street’. Dr.
Chesteen Smith, minister, will conduct
an every member canvass tomorrow be
tween 2 and 5 o’clock.
At the morning service at 11 o’clock
the sermon subject will be “The Stew
ardship of Life.” After the morning
| service luncheon will be served to the
75 workers, who will start out from the
church at 2 o'clock to call on every
member of the church.
The evening sermon subject will be
"Our Christian Heritage.” Those per
sons whose ancestry can be traced to
some parsonage will be guests of honor.
The minister will be assisted by E. S.
Brashears and Miss Mabel Flehr.
There will be a business meeting of
| the recently combined Men’s and Young
' Men's Classes Friday at 8 p.m. Election
!of officers will take place. Refresh
ments will be served.
Presentation, Illustrated by Stere
opticon Pictures, Will Be
Followed by Pageant.
Rev. Frederick Brown Harris, pastor
of Foundry Methodist Episcopal Church,
will preach tomorrow morning on the
theme, "The Lost Chord.”
At the evening service a dramatic
presentation of the Passion Play of
Oberammergau. illustrated by stereopti
con pictures, will be given by Dr. Har
vey Hartlock of Los Angeles, Calif., to j
be followed by a pageant. "A Message
for World Peace,” presented by mem- i
bers of the church school. Miss Florence ;
Blackburn will represent Peace and Miss j
Trella McWilliams will impersonate
Plans are being made for the enter- j
tainment of the one hundred forty- ;
fifth session of the Baltimore Annual :
Conference in Foundry Church, begin- j
ning April 3.
Rev. George Elliott of Boston, Mass., j
who was pastor of Foundry Church |
from 1887 to 1892, will occupy the pul
pit April 12.
Third Baptist Church Service.
The Third Baptist Church, Fifth and
Q streets northwest, has planned a rally
for $2,000 by the first Sunday in June.
Dr. George Bullock’s topic tomorrow’
at 11 a m. is “A Friend at the Throne.”
and at 8 p.m. holy communion and the
receiving of new members. Sunday
morning prayer meeting, 6:30 to 7:30;
Bible school. 9:15 am.; I. C. E. Society,!
4 p.m.; the Junior C. E. Society, 5 p.m.; I
the Senior C. E. Society, 6 p.m.; prayer j
meeting Tuesday. 8 to 10 p.m.; Y. P.!
prayer meeting Thursday, 8 to 9 p.m. I
I invent ions of the narrator does not solve j
the difficulty. Personally. I hold that 1
! in these accounts we have genuine inci- j
dents in the life of Jesus made known |
; by Him to His inner circle.
During the interval between our ,
! Lord's death and the writing of the j
| fourth Gospel—a period of 60 to 70 i
j years—these events were used in the ;,
i early church as themes for sermons and i<
spiritual meditations. When they were j •
finally cast in literary form the inci- .
dent and its application had been so <
closely interwoven that both were at- •
tributed to the ministry of the Master. ,
Modem scholarship has a very difficult
I task in determining which part of the |
| narrative is a genuine utterance of Jesus i
! and which belongs to the homilists of ,
the apostolic communion.
Q, How can higher critics get by the ; '
i passage, “Thy word is a lamp to my |'
; teet and a light to my path"? (Psalms, j 1
; cxix.los). Doesn't this show what the
Bible is?
A. Evidently you do not know that,
a large part of the literature called
the Bible was not even in existence j
when the psalm you quote was com- J
posed, and that in all probability the
passage emphasized refers to the Jew
ish lawu Consult Proverbs vi. 23, which
reads: “For the commandment is a
lamp: and the law 7 is light.’’ The so
| called “higher critics,” like the rest of
I us, may blunder in interpreting difficult j
! texts of sacred writings dating back
| from the far past. But they have placed j
! the Scriptures on a golden candlestick 1
!of devout learning which vastly in-;
j creases their range of illumination.
Q. The seventh chapter of Genesis;
! states that Noah took seven clean pair j
of beasts into the ark and one pair >
of unclean.
Why did he take the latter pair and i
what is the meaning of this passage?
A. The meaning applies to the story j
of the deluge as a w 7 hole: which is,
in a word, that, it is not historical, j
Doubtlrss ancient legends of a disas- 1
trous inundation of the Euphrates ,
Valley explain the Geneses account, j
But the rest is simply the imagina-1
tive treatment of a writer who loved
poetry and often expressed ills adora- ,
tion for God in physical prodigies.
The different ratios of the clean ;
! and unclean animals may symbolize j
! two ideas—first, that all life must re- I
ceive protection from deadly peril, and j
second, that the clean animals num- ;
bered seven, because this was the per- j
feet number. Why the unclean ones j
were limited to two I cannot tell. |
unless it was to keep the species alive, j
Certainly they rapidly reduced the dis-1
I parity once they were liberated. Again
! I respectfully ask. as I have so often j
! done, why w 7 aste time on chaff of this I
! sort when ail the golden grain of the ]
Bible awaits your garnering?
Baptist Evangelist in Last Week cf
Revival Program.
Revival services being conducted by
, Dr. E. L. Harrison of Houston, Tex.,
; one of the evangelists of the National
Baptist Convention, enter tomorrow
upon the last of a two-week campaign
here at the Mount Carmel Baptist
Church. Third and I streets, of which
Rev. W. H. Jernagin is pastor.
Dr. Harrison will preach three ser
-1 mans tomorrow, at 11 am.. 3 and 8
pm. Communion will be observed at <
i the afternoon service.
Italian Priest's Mission.
j The celebrated Italian missionary •
j priest. Father Erasnio Spiriti, recently 1
j arrived from Italy, will conduct a four- ;
| day mission at Holy Rosary Church. I
| Third and F streets, in Italian, next
! w 7 cek, beginning Monday, continuing j
through Thursday. Services will i
' begin at 7:30. Father Spiriti has done |
extensive mission work in various for-!
I eign countries.
The Secular League !
Musicians’ Hall, 1006 E St. N.W.
Sunday, 3 P.M.
“Coal Miners’ Situation” '
Rev. Thos. E. Boorde
J Tomorrow, 8:15 P.M.
First Illustrated Public Lecture
J # ON
| Science
! (The Art of Living)
|1 by
I Eugene Fersen
i i|| President of the Lightbearers
| “Character Building”
Other lectures Mon. and Tue.
Mar. 18th and 19th.
H Playhouse Auditorium
1814 N Street N.W.
Clinton N. Howard
City Wide
Mass Meeting I !
40th Meeting, Washington |
Campaign In Support of
Law and Order
Fourth Presbyterian Church
3:30 P.M.
(13th and Fairmont St. N.W.) 7
T opie : |
“The Constitution and
Its Amendments”
Morning and Evening at Secular
Church Service.
a 1 s; 1 ' ■ 111 si U
Rev. W. S. Abernethy An
nounces Service Program at
Calvary Baptist Church.
Rev. W. S. Abernethy. pastor of Cal
vary Baptist Church, will preach on the
subject. “The Pull of the Cross,” at the
11 o'clock service tomorrow morning.
At the evening service he will preach
the first sermon In a series of three on
“The Master’s After Dinner Talks.” this
one being “Is There a Doctor Present?”
The junior church, undpr the direc
tion of Clyde J. Crouch, will be held in
the lecture room of the church at 11
o'clock tomorrow morning.
There will be a neighborhood church
social Friday evening at the home of
Mrs. J. H. Chesterman. 717 East Capitol
street. Groups 2, 3 and 6 are invited.
Col. E. P. Pendleton, James N. Bonum
and George H. Loudenslager are the
leaders for these groups. Miss Edith
Aldridge, chairman of the social com
mittee, is in charge of arrangements.
The annual meeting of the Woman’s
Missionary Society will be held Tuesday
at 1:30 o'clock, when the election of
officers will take place and the yearly
reports be given. The devotional serv
ice will be led by Mrs. Edward H. Cox.
The speaker will be Miss Janet S. Mc-
Kay of New York, administrative sec
retary of the Woman's American Bap
! tint Foreign Mission Society, whose
I theme will be "Uncommon Faith." The
; hostesses will b* members of the Stick
i ney Circle. Following the meeting an
j informal reception will be tendered Miss
i McKay, the guest of honor, in the lec
j lure room, and refreshments will be
j served.
j Robert Pendleton will lead the meet
| ing of the Intermediate Christian En-
S deavor Society tomorrow 7 night at 7
(o'clock in Waddell Hall, 715 Eighth
street. The B. Y. P. U. will also hold
I its meeting at the same hour and place.
] Miss Myrtle C. Mansfield will conduct
ithe meeting of the Christian Endeavor
j Society Tuesday at 8 o'clock.
, The Vaughn class will hold its class
| session at the Hippodrome Theater to-
I morrow 7 morning at 9:30 o’clock. The
'lesson will be taught by R. H. McNeill.
! The Burrall class, which meets in the
i Metropolitan Theater, will be taught bv
| Mrs. W. S. Abernethy.
Rev. Harold E. Beatty to Preach on
“Who Is JesusP”
“Who Is Jesus?” will be the subject
! tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Georgetown Lu
| theran Church by Rev. Harold E.
; Beatty, pastor. Christian Endeavor, 7
i P m., topic. ‘‘How the Church Helps Us
J to Live the Christian Life."
At the 8 p.m. service the subject will
j be 7, One Mediator.”
| St. Paul M. E. Church South, Thir
! tcer.th and Crittenden streets, will have
as a speaker at 11 a.m. tomorrow a
member of the missionary council, now
holding sessions in Mount Vernon
Place M. E. Church.
At 8 p.m. Clinton N. Howard will
speak on the subject, “The Rock of the
American Republic.” The prayer serv
ice will be held Thursday at 8 p.m.
French Topic Announced.
1 Rev. Florian Vurpillot, pastor of the
t French Congregation which meets every
j Friday at 4:45 p m. and every Sunday
i at 4 p.m. at St. John's Church. Laf&y
--i ett« Square, will preach tomorrow or*
j “La Cinquleme Ten to tion de Jesus.’*
Dr. Zaida Brown Kates
■ Public circle Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 p.m .
I Wednesday, 2 p.m. 16 Bth St. SE. Read
! mgs daily Phone Lincoln 2953.
Mr. Ted Ronalda
Message Meeting. Tues.. Tburs.. Sun.. 8 p.m.
Readings Dally—Hours, 12-5, t-lli,
450 Third St. N.W. Fr. 9186. *
Virginia Wade
Holds message meetings followed bv
healing treatments. Thursday. 2 PM.
Readings and healing treatments daily.
2062 R. I, Ave. N.E. Pot. 697 •
The First Spiritualist Church
Leetore by the Pastor
Rev. Alfred H. Terry
“Seven Minutes in
Followed bv spirit messages
3urdar 8 p rr.. at Py'hian Temple. 1012 9th
St. N.W 7 .. Second Floor. All welcome.
Crystal Night
Tuesday. 8 p.m., 131 C St. N.E
__ Each person receives a crystal reading. •
Mrs* Elizabeth White
Meetings Wednesday. Friday. 8 P.M.
Consultation by Appointment.
_7«« 6tb Rt._!9Jf. Phone Lincoln 8055 •
Mystic Church of Christ
Lecture HeaPng Messages
Sunday and Tuesday. 8 p m.
Sunday—Messages From Flowers.
Spiritual Advice Daily. 12-5 p.m.
Rev. F. L. Donceel
__ 941 M St N.W 7 *
Unity Spiritualist Church
1326 Maas. Ave. N.W.
Sunday at 8:00 P.M.
Lecture by
Rev. Harry P. Strack
Spirit Greetlngii By Mrs. C. Mister
and Mr. C. W. Myers
Mid-week message service. 6AO Penna.
Ave. S.E., Thursday. 8 P.M.
Spiritual Science Church of Christ
1579 Irving St. N.W. Sunday. 8 p.m.
“How to Develop Your Own Psychic
Senses and Become a Medium.”
Spirit Messages Follow to Many.
At every service we give Healing Treatments
Many testify to their complete cures.
Message Circle Through Dr. Coates.
Every Tuesday. 2:15. and Wednesday. 8 15
p.m. Every one reached by article or ques
tions answered.
Dr Coates gives private consul:a!ions daily
and evenings by appointment. Col. 6227. J
(Christian &rmtre
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Founded upon Christian Science as -i
--contained in the Bible and writings
d of Mary Baker Eddy. Established In ...
London. England, and Washington. -j
sg D. C., under the leadership of Mrs. -M
2J Annie C. Bill
Regular Sunday Services at It a.m. In
* Assembly Room, Hotel
La Fayette
I* Sunday School. 26 Jackson Place '4
at 11 A.M.
Public Reading Room
20 Jackson Place N.W.
I HOURS, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. 1
Every Sunday Afternoon at j
5 O'clock—Station WOL,
Washington (228 Meters)
TOMORROW. Marrh 17
’■ Address and Appropriate Music
i Pregram provided by The Christian i
Selrnre Watchman
20 Jackson Place N.W.
Phone Main 3043

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