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EVENSONG SPEAKER Christmas Day Services Will Be Broadcast From Station WRC. Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop of Washington, will be the preacher at the people's evensong service in the Bethlehem Chapel of Washington Cathedral tomorrow at 4 p.m. This service will be broadcast by radio over •tation WRC. Bishop Freeman will also preach at the festival Christmas day services at 11 a.m„ when the first portion of the service wUI be broadcast over a Nation wide hook-up by the Columbia Broad casting system, through its local station, WMAL. The service will be conducted Wednesday by Very Rev. G. C. F. Bratenahl, dean of Washington. Tomorrow at the celebration of the holy communion in the Bethlehem Chapel at 11 a m. the sermon will be preached by Dr. Anson Phelps Stokes, Canon of Washington Cathedral. The other services in the Bethlehem Chapel tomorrow will include celebra tion of the Holy Communion at 7:30 a.m. and morning prayer and litany at 10 o'clock, In addition to the festival service and celebration of the holy communion in the Bethlehem Chapel at 11 a.m. Christmas day, other services will be held as follows: Celebration of holy communion at 7:30 a.m., morning prayer at 10 and evensong at 4. The public is invited. Two pilgrimages through the Cathe dral crypt chapels and to other objects of religious interest and devotion in the Cathedral Close will be led tomor row by Rev. John W. Gummere, a mem ber of the Cathedral clergy staff. The first will start from the Bethlehem Chapel at 12:30 p.m. and the second one at the close of the evensong serv ice, shortly after 5 o'clock. . —■ - • ■ ■ ■ i PASTOR IS TO PREACH ON “CHRISTMAS SPIRIT” Life Adjustment Center to Open Monday at Mount Pleasant Church. “The Spirit of Christmas” is the theme tomorrow at 11 a.m. of Rev. Moses R. Lovell of the Mount Pleasant Congregational Church, 1410 Columbia road. There will be a Christmas pro gram at 4:30 p.m. The Washington Life Adjustment Center will be open Monday evening, from 7 until 10 o’clock. The object of this center is to coordinate the forces which influence personality and char acter. It plans practical help for the normal person that more complete liv ing may come to each. This service is free. Appointments may be made through the director of the center, Miss Helen M. Treudley. TOPIC FOR LUTHERANS. •‘The Song in the Sky” will be the •ermon subject tomorrow morning at Georgetown Lutheran Church. Rev. Harold E. Beatty, pastor. Christian En deavor, 7 p.m.. Topic, “How Christmas Sets the Whole World Singing.” The evening service is at 8 o’clock and the subject, “Caesar and Christ.” A midnight service will be held Christ mas eve. The sermon subject is “The Star of Hope.” B. V. P. U. NEWS The Senior Federation met Tuesday evening at Petworth Church. Special music was furnished by members of the entertaining unions, Chevy Chase and Centennial. The B. Y. P. U. of Pet worth gave a playlet entitled "Christ mas and Home Missions.” The stand ings in the contest for the first month were given as follows: National Baptist Memorial, 442; First, 442; East Wash ington Heights, 437, and Wilson Ave nue, 419. President Corr of the Maryland State Young People’s Unions made an ad dress. An invitation was presented by Mr. Schmaric, president of the Oriole B. Y. P. U. of Maryland, inviting the Columbia Federation to its assembly January 14. Mr. Miller, devotional life director, will take a group of B. Y. P. U. mem bers to Fort Myer for a special service December 29, at 7 o’clock. Bethany No. 2 will have a special Christmas service tomorrow’ evening by Miss Rachel Hovermale. This will be a candlelight service. The Intermediate Federation was en tertained last night by the Bethany In termediates at that church. A Christ mas program was presented. Mr. Ruth ven. president emeritus of the Senior Federation, made an address. Miss Virginia Sutton and the fellow ship commission will present the pro gram tomorrow evening at Chevy Chase, and the topic will be “Christmas Sets the Whole World Singing.” Miss Jessie Keir will have charge of the devotional meeting tomorrow night at East Washington Heights. Fifth will have a Christmas program presented tomorrow evening by Miss Elizabeth Richards. It is entitled “Stars." The B. Y. P. U. will play Santa Claus to two needy families on Christmas eve. Doyle Strange will have charge of the social at First Church tomorrow at 6 o’clock. The B. Y. P. U. devotional meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. At 8 o’clock in the church auditorium a Christmas pageant, “The Light of the World,” directed by Miss Lena Parks, will be presented. The, B. Y. P. U. Choir of Fountain Memorial will render a Christmas service at the church service tomorrow morning. In the evening at the regu lar devotional meeting Miss Catherine Hackney and group No. 2 will present the program. Tomorrow afternoon group No. 2, under the leadership of Miss June Best, will present a program at the Baptist Home for the Aged, under the direc tion of Grace B. Y. P. U. A Christmas program will be presented at the devo tional by William Rice. The B. Y. P. U. of Highlands had charge of the prayer meeting Thursday evening. A special Christmas program was presented by the members of the cabinet. Tomorrow night a Christmas program will be given by John Carter and the fellowship commission. Miss Gladys Myers and group No. 1 will present the program tomorrow night at Kendall. Joe Sorrell will have a good Bible quiz. The monthly busi ness meeting will be held Monday eve ning. Metropolitan will have their monthly business meeting Tuesday night. Tomorrow night at National Baptist Memorial group No. 3, Billy Wolfrey, captain, will entertain the union with a candlelight supper, and group No. 4. under the leadership of Miss Dorothy Smith, will put on a special Christmas program. Miss Winifred Whitney and the stew ardship commission will have charge of the program tomorrow evening at Pet worth. The B. Y. P. U. will go carol ing Christmas eve and distribute bas kets to the needy. The devotional life eommission, under the direction of Miss Evelyn Ballou, will have charge mi the prayer meeting Thursday night The stewardship commisslrA Miss Elizabeth McDaniel, director. wT!I have charge of the devotional meeting to morrow evening at Temple. The Seniors of Takoma Park will not hold their weekly meeting tomor row evening, as they are going to have an important part In the special Christ mas program at the church service at 9 o'clock. I Sunday School Lesson i *\® By Rev, Hugh T . Stevenson . I THE CHILD IN A CHRIS TIAN WORLD (Christmas les son). Matthew xviii.l-6; Mark ix. 36,37,42, x. 13-16; Luke ii.l-20. Golden text: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.— Matthew xix.l4. Christmas is more than the festival of childhood. It calls the world annu ally to consider the nativity of our Lord. It. tells anew in song, sermon and study of the Scriptures the miracle of the ages, how God entered the human race in the birth of the Christ child in Bethlehem's manger. No other portion of the Bible has "given as many themes to the poet, painter and preacher as the Saviour's advent. The concise state ments of the gospel authors have been enlarged, expanded and expressed in numerous legends that have sought to answer the various questions of men whose lives have been quickened by His coming. To the natural Interest in the birth of a child has been added the re ligious and historical in the Lords ad vent. His influence has changed the current of civilization by permeating the nations of the earth with His principles. Every Christmas some person raises a biological objection to the fundamen tal miracle of the Christian faith. When such an eminent scientist and noted specialist as Dr. Howard A. Kelly of Baltimore is quoted In the religious press as stating that “he had no trouble in understanding how that could be” there would appear to be no reason to consider it as an objection today. If we recall His sinless life, we will recog nize that the Scriptures furnish us in their record of His unique birth the onlv reasonable explanation of His un stained humanity. If He had not been of divine and human parentage Jesus could never have lived a sinless life. One has w’ell said that “the laws of nature are not a chain which the Di vine Legislator has laid upon Himself; they are threads which He holds in His hands and which He shortens or length ens at will.” His birth is in accord with prophecy and His mission. The Manger-Born. Bethlehem’s manger-bom Child has Influenced the attitude of the Christian world toward children, beeause our Lord was born and entered humanity as a child. Christ's birth was announced to the shepherds upon the Judean hills by an outburst of angelic singing. The angels’ song filled them with fear. Every proclamation of our Father con cern,ng His program of salvation has filled those to whom the message was given with fear. We ought to look for this exhibition of human fear when we consider man’s ignorance of the super natural. While it is true that natural superstition may make us fear, the fact is that our sin makes us afraid. The shepherds w’ere poor, and they represent the toiling classes of this world. It was to the representatives of the world's burden bearers that the good news was first proclaimed. The angels sought to remove their fears by telling them they w r ere bearers of good news, for unto them was born in the City of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. Their announcement was in accordance with Isaiah’s prophecy and the predic tion of His birthplace in Bethlehem of Judea. His birth was tidings of great joy "for all nations” because God de sires to “have all men saved.” The shepherds were given a sign by which they could easily identify the new-born Child. They were to find Him “wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying In a manger.’ They found it easy to show forth thtir faith because of the chorus that the heavenly angels sang, proclaiming the birth of the Prince of Peace, for His advent meant peace to men of good will. They dem onstrated their faith by immediately leaving their flocks and starting off to seek the mysteriously announced new born Child, lying in a manger. Their faith was rewarded, for they found Mary, Joseph and “the Babe lying in the manger.” They worshiped the new- 1 PASTOR IS HONORED ON SIXTH ANNIVERSARY Rev. James H. Marshall’s Work at First Baptist Church Reviewed at Special Services. The sixth anniversary of the pastor ate of Rev. James H. Marshall at First Baptist Church, Sixth and G streets southwest, was observed with special exercises Thursday night, with Rev. J. S. L. Holloman, pastor of Second Bap tist Church, as master of ceremonies. Mrs. I. A. Pinkney introduced Dr. Holloman. Mrs. Nellie Moxley geve a history of Dr. Marshall’s pastorate. Others who spoke of his work in the church were Deacon Frank Miller, Deaconess Mary B. Love and Deacon Edward Green of Alexandria, Va. Rev. Aqulla Sayles, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, spoke for the colored Baptists of the city. The anniversary sermon was preached by Rev. E. C. Smith, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church. J. C. Bruce, supervising prin cipal of the thirteenth division of pub lic schools also spoke. The pastor made an address at the close of the exer cises. BISHOP WILL PREACH. Right Rev. Philip M. Rhinelander, D. D., warden of the College of Preach ers, National Cathedral, will be the spe cial preacher tomorrow evening In Trinity Church, Third and C streets. Other services will be at 7:30 and 11 a.m., children's service and the church school, 9:30 a m. Christmas eve the midnight mass will be celebrated at 11:30 p.m., with ser mon by the vicar. Rev. Jackson L. Cole. There will be a communion service Christmas day at 10 a.m. PLAN FOR BANQUET. The League of Laymen's Retreats, with Rossa F. Downing presiding, will meet tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the May flower Hotel. Plans will be discussed for the third annual banquet and re ception in honor of Archbishop Michael J. Curley of Baltimore at the May flower January 21. Walter D. Beller, chairman of the committee on arrangements, will make a formal report, as will other committee chairmen. The meeting will be ad dressed by Rev. James I. Maguire, spiritual director of retreats at Man resa-on-the-Sevem. ‘THE SOUL OF CHRISTMAS’ Christmas services will be observed at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church ; tomorrow at 11 o'clock. The minister, Dr. William H. Thomas, will preach on ’ “The Soul of Christmas." At 4 p.m. a candlelight procession will be held. Eliza Coppage will render the Christmas story. At 8 p.m. the minister will preach on "Christmas Without Christ.” Christmas eve serv , ices will be held from 11 to 12 p.m. ‘ DR. BRIGGSTO PREACH. ! : Dr. John E. Briggs will preach to • morrow morning at Fifth Baptist Church on “The Christmas Star” and at night 1 on “A Singing Religion.” Dr. Clarence True Wilson will teach ; the Darlington-Berea Bible class. The - children will bring white gifts tomor t row. The Christmas tree entertainment will be held Friday evening, I THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON. D. C„ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1!)23. born and left the place of Christ's birth to tell the story of His advent to all their people. The Childs Dedication. The Master’s birth has made us rec ognize that every child born In a Christian home is a gift from God. Whenever a little stranger arrives in our homes we should realize the fact [ that God. the author of life, has , intrusted to our care a soul made in His likeness to be reared and trained for His glory. When, in accordance with the Jewish custom, the young , child was taken to the Temple, Simeon, a man of faith, recognized that it was his privilege to see in the manger-born | Child the long-promised Messiah. The Holy Spirit had made it clear to this aged saint. We should follow the ex ample of Mary and Joseph and bring our children to God in a dedication | service. Many parents have neglected to dedicate their little ones to the Lord for His service. We should not only dedicate our children to Christ, but every little one entering our homes should be botn dedicated to the Master’s service and trained to do His will and work m every possible way. The life of the Redeemer should be a pattern for all parents to follow’. Jesus was recog nized as God'3 gift, dedicated and ed ucated in their Nazareth home by Mary and Joseph and their synagogue school. Our modern methods of education have not advanced very far* beyond the principles of the Jewish people. Too often In our day we are neglecting the spiritual and religious development or our children, which is as vital as that of our mental, physical and moral edu cation given in our schools. The church and the home must supplement the ed ucational work done in our public schools by giving to every child born in this Christian world a fourfold education that will not leave out the education of the heart and soul. Christ’s Attitude Toward Children. Our Lord knew the plastic character of the child life. He recognized the pos sibilities in the life of every child. He made the child the greatest in the kingdom, because we can get more con versions in childhood and better and larger results by giving the child the first place in our program of evangeliza tion. It is easier to mold children along the right way than it is to wait until they become confirmed and hardened sinners to w’in them. We are not only our brother’s keeper, but we also are responsible for winning the children for the Lord Jesus. The person who w’ins a child for Christ “saves not only a soul but a life.” The child born into a Christian home ought to be won early in life for Christ and His church. If properly trained, that child will win others for the Master. One won in early life for Christ may reasonably be expected to serve Him for many years. When Christ’s disciples were quarrel ing about who should hold the most prominent place in His kingdom, Jesus took a child and placed the little one In their midst as the greatest in the kingdom. He made an Injury or any form of injustice done to a child as being personally done unto Him. When the apostles tried to prevent the mothers from bringing their children to the Lord, Jesus showed His anger at their actions. He ordered them to permit the little ones to be brought to Him and He took them up In His arms and blessed them, saying. “Buffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me, for of such is the king dom of heaven.” The Master, who took the little children up in His arms to bless them, is still blessing them. He desires to bless the children in your home and in every land. He wants the boys and girls won for Him, here In America and in every other land. Let us remember that the gospel of the Lord Jesus seeks to correct and right every wrong done to the children of the modern world. The responsibility is ours to help win them all for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who identified Himself with our race by en -1 tering humanity as a child. “TOUCH OF THE MASTER” PRESBYTERIAN SUBJECT Takoma Park Pastor to Preach To morrow Morning and Cantata Will Feature Evening. Rev. R. Paul Schearrer, pastor of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, will preach tomorrow at 11 o’clock on "The Touch of the Master.” A service will be held at 8 o'clock, when the Christ mas cantata “The Story of Christmas,” by Matthews, will be rendered. The other appointments for the day are as follows: All departments of the church school at 9:30 o’clock, adult Bible classes at 9:45 o’clock, pastor's communicants’ class 10 o’clock. The C. E. Societies will meet at 6:30 o’clock. Harold Moorman will lead the Inter mediates and Milton L. Seaman will lead the Seniors. The Christmas entertainment of the church school will be held Monday at 7 o'clock. A special feature of the pro gram will be a Christmas play, “The Gift,” by Mary A. Foley. Santa Claus is expected. The public Is invited. The midweek service of prayer and Bible study will be held Thursday at 7:30 o’clock. Troop 33, Boy Scouts, will meet Friday at 7:30 o’clock. ■ ■ ■ —- “THE ADVENT JOY.” "The Advent Joy” will be the sub ject cf the sermon at the Western Pres byterian Church, H street between Nineteenth and Twentieth streets, to morrow at 11 o'clock, by the pastor, , Rev. J. Harvey Dunham. Parents’ day will be observed in the Sunday school at ; 9:30 a.m. In the evening at 8 o’clock Peter Bll kirk will give an illustrated lecture on "Glacier National Park.” The Christmas entertainment and treat to the Sunday school will be given Friday evening at 8 o’clock. .■ ■ 9 “STORY OF A DOOR.” i "A Story of a Door” will be related 1 by Rev. E. Hez Swem tomorrow night ' at 8 o’clock at Centennial Baptist 1 Church. Several baptisms will conclude ■ the service. The 11 o’clock morning sermon subject is “In Angel Hands.” ■ The various societies of the Baptist ! Young People’s Union have their regu ! lar meeting at 7 p.m. A Christmas en ■ tertalnment will be tendered the Sun > day school, their relatives and friends. DR. MELTON’S TOPIC. i Dr. B. H. Melton, pastor of the Ninth Street Christian Church, will 1 preach tomorrow morning on "The 1 Message of Christmas.” ■ At the evening service a Christmas 1 pageant, “Christmas Bells,” will be pre sented by the Bible school, assisted by 1 the Junior choir of the church. The r directors of the play are, Joseph Har ! rison and John Smith. 3 . Third Baptist Church. At the Third Baptist Church, Fifth and Q streets, tomorrow Dr. Bullock's topic at 11 a.m. is “The World’s Great est Gift” and at 8 p.m. “What Shall - We Give?” Bible school, 9:15 a.m.; i Junior C. E. Society, 4 p.m.; I. C. E. t Society, 5 p.m.; Senior C. E. Society, 6 p.m.; prayer meeting, Tuesday, 8 to i 10 p.m.; Y. P. prayer meeting. Thurs e day, 8 to 9 p.m. There will be 11 - o’clock services on Christmas day. Eatly t morning prayer meeting Christmas morning. YULETIDE SERMON TOPIC ANNOUNCED . Dr. Copenhaver to Preach Tomorrow on “Emanuel — God With Us.” i. . The Christmas s(frmon in Epworth ‘ Methodist Episcopal Church South, ' Thirteenth street and North Carolina | avenue northeast, will be preached by l the pastor. Dr. John C. Copenhaver, at ; 11 o’clock tomorrow and his subject : will be “Emanuel—God With Us.” Sun- I day school services will be conducted , at 9:30 a.in. . The service of the Epworth League i Chapter will be held at 7 o’clock and will be conducted by Mrs. Myra Winn, • chapter president. Arthur Keefer I former president of the Washington I City Epworth League Union will tell the : Christmas story. At 7:30 o'clock the league meeting will be adjourned to the ■ lawn of the church for a service, at ■ which time the annual community Christmas tree will be lighted. The tree wUI remain lighted each evening of Christmas week. At 8 o’clock the even inf service will be given over to a candlelight service. Christmas morning at 6 o’clock a service will be held on the lawn, after which will be a Christmas candlelight service at 7 o’clock in the church, con ducted by the pastor. The Thursday evening prayer service will be omitted. churchTnnounces CHRISTMAS SERVICE New York Avenue Presbyterian Program to Begin With Pastor’s Sermon Tomorrow Morning. Preparations have been made at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church for the Christmas services tomorrow and during the week. At 11 o’clock tomorrow Dr. J. R. Sizoo will preach upon the subject, “Those ’Round the Cradle.” At the 8 p.m. service he will have for his subject “Christmas in Other Lands,” a study of the Christmas feast as It is observed in England and on the continent. Christmas eve the Sunday school will hold a Christmas service and party from 6:30 to 8 o’clock. This is a serv ice especially prepared for the children of the church.and Sunday school to which parents are invited. Christmas day at 11 o’clock a spe cial Christmas day service will be ob served under the auspices of the Wash ington Federation of Churches, in charge of Rev. William L. Darby, and will be conducted by several ministers of the city. A Christmas sermon will be preached. CHURCH WILL OBSERVE GIFTS FOR KING SERVICE The white gifts for the king service will be held at the Incarnation Lu theran Church, Gallatin and Fourteenth streets, tomorrow at 4 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. At the children’s Christmas fes tival service, at 4 p.m., white gifts will be placed on the altar by the beginner and Junior departments of the Bible school for the Lutheran orphan homes at Salem, Va., and Loysville, Pa. Local and Lutheran church charities will be remembered by the senior de partment of the Bible school and by the congregational auxiliaries at the eve ning service. The committee in charge Is composed of J. W. Martin, J. H. Fahrenbach, general superintendent, and Miss Dora Press, Mrs. Nettle Wilson, Mrs. C. S. Becker, E. A. Smith., Howard E. Grif fith and C. C. Redlnger. The Christmas day matin service will be at 6 a.m. PASTOR WILL PREACH ON ‘SONG OF THE ANGELS’ “The Song of the Angels” will be the theme of a Christmas sermon by the pastor. Rev. Edward O. Clark, to morrow morning at the Chevy Chase Baptist Church. The title of the Junior sermon-story u’ill be “A Christmas Pres ent for Everybody." Following the Junior sermon, all members of the Jun ior B. Y. P. U. meet in the Sunday* school building for their weekly pro gram under the leadership of Mrs. Gladys C. Wilson and Miss Miriam Likens. At 7:45 p.m. a brief address will be made by Mr. Clark on the subject “God’s Dream.” There will be features In keeping with the Christmas season at this service. An early morning service will be held at the church at 7:30 o'clock Christ mas day. The church school will have a Christmas program the evening of December 27. CHURCH TO GIVEPLAY. Dr. Earle Wilfley’s subject tomorrow morning at Vermont Avenue Christian Church will be “And on Earth.” In the evening the Christmas pro gram Os the church school will be given under the direction of Mrs. Helen M. Turley. This will be composed of a play entitled “The Holly Wreath” and the white gift service, In which all de partments of the school will have a part. Those participating in the program are Margaret Copeland, Evelyn June Brumback, Virginia Faul, Frank Hunt, Jean March, Ruth Moreland, Hidmo Pryor, Rita Scheffler, Barbara Sweet, Virginia Turley and Ruth Wilson. Others having a special part are Mrs. B. D. Shreve, Victor Heflin and the Chapel Choir. HOLD WHITE SERVICE. At the Memorial United Brethren Church, North Capitol and R streets, tomorrow the minister. Dr. 8. B. Daugherty, will preach In the morning on “Christmas Bringing Ua to Christ.” In the evening at 7:30 o'clock the , annual white Christmas service will be held. The title of the service Is “At the Door of the Inn.” Mrs. Daugherty will be the reader and the youth of the church will act the story in panto mime. Christmas eve a candlelight service will be held at 11 oclock. Th,e min ister will speak on “The Manger.” The Sunday school will have a special pro gram tomorrow. | “WHAT IS CHRISTMAS?” r At the Fifteenth Street Christian ; Church the pastor, Dr. S. Read Mc . Alpin, will preach tomorrow morning on “What Is Christmas?” and at night, "The Oreatest Gift.” The Bible school will hold ita Christ ina* celebration Friday night at 7:30 , o’clock, A program has been arranged. i “GOD’S GIFT” IS TOPIC. Dr. N. P. Patterson, pastor of the , First Presbyterian Church, will preach > tomorrow morning on “God’s Gift’’ and ■ at the chapel In the evening on “The i 1 Story of Jesus.” I ' The church Bible schools will be held i at both the chapel and the old church Sunday morning & 9:30 o’clock. HAMLINE CHURCH TO GIVE PAGEANT Bible School Will Present “Why the Chimes Rang” at Evening Service. The subject of the special Christmas sermon at Hamline Methodist Episcopal Church, Sixteenth and Allison streets, tomorrow morning will be “Making Room for the Christ,” by the pastor, Dr. Chestcen Smith. In the evening at 7:30 o’clock the church school will render a pageant entitled “Why the Chimes Rang,” under the direction of Mrs. Chesteen Smith and Mrs. E. R. Rochester. A candlelight service will be held Christmas morning at 6:30 o’clock. A processional of 50 women will take part in this service. Dr. Smith will give the story of “The Other Wise Man.” The prayer service will be held Thurs day evening, at wh'ch time the last of four discussions on “Why We Have the Four Gospels” will be given by Dr. Smith. At 9:45 o’clock tomorrow morning the various departments of the church school will hold special Christmas exer cises. The parents of the senior, inter mediate and junior departments are in vited to take part in the service, to be held in the social hall. PASTORTOPREACH ON “MAGIC SPELL” Junior Preacehr Will Tell Mount Vernon Children Christ mas Story. At the Mount Vernon Place Church tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock the pastor. Dr. W. A. Lambeth, will preach on “The Magic Spell of Christmas.” At the same hour. In the Sunday School Auditorium, Rev. H. R. Deal, junior preacher, will conduct a service for the Junior congregation. The subject of his sermon will be “The Birth of Jesus.” At 7 a.m. Christmas day a special service will be held at the church. The pastor will tell Grace S. Richmond’s stor". “On Christmas Day in the Morn ing.’’ The Workers’ Council of the Sunday School will meet in room 10 Thursday evening. A school of missions for Washington and vicinity will be held in the church from January 13 to 17. Four courses will be offered, taught by members of the denomination. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PROGRAM FOR TOMORROW Dr. Porter’s Sermon Theme Is “Worshiping: the King 1 in His Beauty.’* At the First Baptist Church tomor row morning Dr. Samuel Judson Por ter’s subject wUI be “Worshiping the King In His Beauty.” A program has been arranged for the Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. In the evening the meet ing of the Baptist Young People's Union and the 8 o’clock services will be com bined, when a Christmas pageant will be given by members of the Young People's Union. The title of this pag eant is “The Light of the World.” It will be directed by Miss Lena G. Parks. There will be a Christmas program and entertainment Monday at 7 p.m., given for the members of the church and all departments of the Sunday school. There will be a Christmas prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 o'clock Bwedish services will be held tomor row at 3:30 p.m. by Pastor Danielson. 600 BULBS TO LIGHT BAPTIST PULPIT TREE At the Metropolitan Baptist Church Christmas Sunday will be observed by the placing of a large cedar tree on the pulpit platform, which Is to be lighted by 600 electric lights. At the evening service Dr. John Compton Ball, the pastor, will preach by the light of the tree on the theme “The Story That Never Grows Old.” The special guests of the evening will be the inmates of the Baptist Home for Aged and also the boys from the Baptist Home for Chil dren. Donations for the Home for Children will be received. Non-perishable articles of all kinds are requested. At the morn ing service Dr. Ball will speak on “Christmas Cheer.” Christmas morning at 7 o’clock a service will be held under the auspices of the Christian Endeavor Society. The Senior B. Y. P. U. will assist Dr. Ball In conducting the service Thurs day evening, after which the annual business meeting of the church will be held. CHRISTOLOGY HIS THEME. Rev. Walter Franklin Atkinson, min ister at the Lincoln Road M. E. Church, Lincoln road and U street northeast, will continue the series of sermons on “Chrlstology,” taking as his theme at the morning service tomorrow “Jesus as Seen Through the Eyes of a Scien tific Man.” Christmas day at 6:30 a.m. the candle light and praise service will be held, in which both the Senior and Young Peo ple’s Choirs will participate. New Year eve there will be a community watch night service under the auspices of the I various Protestant churches of the community. The service will begin at 10 o’clock and continue until midnight. The public Is invited to attend. WILL ORDAIN DEACON. Ri£ht Rev. Phillip M. Rhinelander will ordain to the diaconate George G. Guinness of the staff of St. Mark s Church tomorrow at 11 a.m. Mr. Guin ness Is now a senior at the Virginia Theological Seminary and after his ordination will continue as associate minister of St. Mark’s Church. In coming to St. Mark’s Church Bishop Rhinelander 1* returning to his own church, for when this church was the pro-cathedral he was a member of the staff. YULE TO BE FEATURED. The entire Sunday program at All Souls' Church, Unitarian, Sixteenth and Harvard streets, will be In cele bration of Christmas. All departments of the church school will assemble together for their Christmas service at 9:45 o’clock. At the 11 o’clock service the minister, Dr. Ulysses G. B. Pierce, will preacn on the subject ’The Greatest Gift.” Mrs. Carlton Savage will have charge of a Christmas program at the boog chat at 5:30 p.m. The motion picture hour In Pierce Hall *t 7:30 p.m. will be made up of a number of Christmas features. PAGEANT TO BE GIVEN. At the Tfekoma Park Baptist Church, Rev. William E. La Rue, pastor, will preach tomorrow at 11 a.m. a sermon j on “Man's Best Man.” • At 7 p.m. a candlelight service pag eant. In which 50 people will take part will be held. Ji Religious Questions DISCUSSED BY tat. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman. Q. —What did St. Paul mean by the phrase “bringing every thought into captivity unto the obedience of Christ”? A.—The apostle was addressing his second letter to the church at Corinth, a city noted for Its cosmopolitan cult isms and the pride of their diversified opinions. In the tenth chapter of this letter and the fifth verse he speaks of the “imaginations” which exalted themselves against the knowledge of God, and entreats the Christians of that city, in the words you quote, to resist these high notions of certain in tellectual coteries. The argument is that not only do outward things limit God’s grace in man, but also the rebellious conditions of a proudly personal and self-conscious intellectualism. What If He enters human life by lowly doorways which the heart can unbar and the mind cannot prevent? Consider in this respect the case of Christ, w hose submission to the Father’s will overcame all obstacles and conquered a defiant and superbly equip ped paganism. Man’s exclusion of that obedience is fatal to spiritual reality. The skeptic who reasons from a purely materialistic basis may be right in his own eyes, but that he omits fundamental factors vital to the development of pufe and ennobled life is shown by human ex perience. Os course, it seemed contemptible to St. Paul’s adversaries that the Supreme Being should manifest Himself In & Gallileean peasant crucified for sedi tion under Roman law 7 , yet the poten tialities concealed in the self-dedica tion of Jesus have transformed the world. Foreseeing His triumph, the apostle exhorts his Corinthian converts to practice the humility and receptive ness which are the gateways to the living God. Q —Why not scrap all your churches, creeds, ceremonies and begin again? I don’t suppose you like this, but how can you meet the suggestion? A.—By asking who shall begin, with what and where? Surely you would not have every person manufacture a religion for himself or herself. Baf fling as Is the present confusion, such a riot of individualism would mean chaos. It is a curious thing that ram pant radicals eager to demolish institu tions of any kind are as a rule con spicuously barren of suggestions as to what shall replace those discarded. This quarrel with things as they are has definite boundaries beyond which stretch anarchy and impotence. It re bels against the past, forgetful that a tree might as well attempt to tear it self away from Its roots and continue to live, as man to attempt to sever him self from what has been and still re tain his present development. He can reorganize the forces he inherits and give them new alms, but he cannot abolish them. It Is a process of pro gressive accumulation. That Is a wise ordinance. Its In vincibility is society's protection from destruction. The institutional religion you deplore 1s a vital growth embedded In human life, obedient to Its develop ments, capable of shedding superflous accretions and of producing the fresh forms Its vitality demands. Why rage against the method? If It yields the bitter and the detrimental, it also yields the sweet and beneficial. Churches exist by the reality, the goodness and the virtue they transmit, and their symbolisms must be regarded from this viewpoint. When they cease to com municate what is helpful they will perish,* and .not till then. Q. —What Is the meaning of I John, v. 17, “All unrighteousness is sin and there is a Ein not unto death”? What Is the sin which is “not unto death”? A. Sin is described from many angles In this epistle. Here the writer em phasizes its negative and destructive aspects. The failure to fulfill life’s SERVICE AT MIDNIGHT. Nativity Chapel Christmas Pro gram Is Announced. The services at the Nativity Chapel, Fourteenth and A streets, to observe Christmas begin with the midnight communion Christmas eve, 11:30 o’clock, when the vicar, Rev. Enoch M. Thomp son. will celebrate holy communion. The services of Christmas day will be holy communion at 7:30 a.m., the sec ond service at 10:30 a.m. and evensong with baptism at 4 p.m. Rev. C. K. P. Cogswell, curate, will conduct the 7:30 a.m. service at the Resurrection Chapel' on Christmas day. This festival marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Nativity Chapel, which was started by the present vicar at Seventeenth and East Capitol streets. CHRIST’S BIRTH SUBJECT. Rev. Homer A. Kent, pastor of the First Brethren Church, Twelfth and E streets southeast, will preach at 11 o'clock tomorrow on the subject "The Virgin Birth of Christ.” At 7:45 p.m. he will give a sermon lecture entitled “Bethlehem in Pictures.” He will use stereopticon slides which he has had made from his own pictures. The Sunday school Christmas pro gram will be next Sunday night. - Plan Special Christmas Service!. A series of special events will mark the Christmas season at the Full Gos pel Tabernacle, North Capitol and K streets. The pastor. Rev. Harry L. Col lier, will preach at 11 a.m. on “The Glory of Bethlehem” and at 7:30 pm. on "The Star of a World’s Hope.” Thursday will be "family circle hour,” at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Campbell to Speak. The regular weekly Bible talk under the auspices of the Organized Bible Class Association over the radio through Station WRC will be given tonight by Dr. Charles B. Campbell of the Men’s Class of Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Campbell will talk on the subject, "And Lo, the Star. Which They Saw In the East, Went Before Them.” QUESTIONS About the Bible. 1. What was the action of Judas on hearing that Christ had been con demned? 2. How did this take form? 3. What did he say to the priests? 4. What was their answer? 5. What did Judas then do? 6. What did the priests do with the money? 7. Why could they not place it In the general treasury? 8. Where did these things happen? 9. What was the subsequent fate of Judas? 10. Where are these things recorded? The answers to these questions will be found below. How many can you answer? 1. He repented the action of the be trayal. 2. He tried to return the money he had received for his treachery. 3. "I have sinned that I have be trayed innocent blood.” 4. "What is that to us? See thou to that." 5. He cast down on the floor the pieces of silver. 6. They Invested the money In a pot ter's field to bury strangers in. 7. It was blood money. 8. In the Court of the Jews, In the lower part of the temple. 9. He hanged himselr. 10. 6t. Matthew, chapter xxvil. moral stewardship* and tb discharge the obligations it entails on every In telligent being is stressed by the char acteristic word, “unrighteousness,” a solemnizing term which has in it the essence of countless human tragedies. The distinction drawn between "sin not unto death” and that which finds no repentance is traceable to the blas phemy against the Holy Spirit recorded in the Gospels. Every other transgres sion except that is susceptible to par don. But when the transgressor will fully denies what is manifestly the work of God, and deliberately ascribes that work to the forces of evil, he places himself beyond the pale of pardon by trampling beneath his feet the sole means of securing forgiveness. Os course this attitude is far more than one act of wrongdoing. Indeed, it is nothing less than a perverse habit which avers that light is darkness and good is evil. Those who fear they are guilty of it have not committed it, since if they had they would feel no compunction whatever. Its last stage is one of complete spiritual atrophy, Q. Having in mind the fall of Adam, the death of Abel, the Deluge, the Con fusion of Tongues, the sin and failure of the Israelites, the Babylonian cap tivity, the decay and failure of the ancient Egyptian. Babylonian, Grecian and Roman civilizations, the recent German debacle and the fact that at the present day in our Christian land there are less than 50 per cent of the people communicants of any church and 80 per cent of the so-called church members serve the devil and not God, do you not think that God's creation is a failure? According to my view of things the devil is rapidly winning out. Why? A Your list of catastrophes is im pressive. but not pertinent. What have we to do with the death of Abel, the Deluge, the Confusion of Tongues, the backslidings of Israel, the Babylonian captivity or the decay of ancient em pires? In so far as these were actual historic events they serve as admoni tions, but not as overtures for our own downfall. , , , In touching on the German debacle you get nearer the mark, especially if you do not limit the debacle to Ger many. She was by no means the only nation guilty of that stupendous be trayal of God's Fatherhood by His own children. You must have noted the re sultant hate of war which has widely prevailed in the public mind since 1918. Why not call attention to it and direct your predictions toward its ultimate triumph? As for the Christian churches. It is quite true they have their depressing aspects. But would you abolish them? If so, what do you propose to substitute in their place—the Democratic or Re publican parties? Should the churches obey their Lord and unite, do you not think that the 50 per cent of churchless people to whom you Implicitly refer might assume a better attitude toward religion? I believe they would. Moreover, with all their faults, these churches have surely preserved Christ's ideal of the Church, and for its realiza tion they proclaim the redemption of mankind unto her founder’s purposes. I wonder what statistics you have up your sleeve, enabling you to say un qualifiedly that 80 per cent of "so-called church members serve the devil and not God.” It strikes me that none but God or the devil can know whether such is the case. Since it is the unwholesome business of his satanic majesty to thus accuse the brethren, why not leave it to him and strive to fulfill the law of charity? I utterly reject the idle notion that evil is winning out or that God's crea tion is a failure. This is about the rawest atheism and crudest thinking conceivable. Dismiss it from your mind and stop looking on life through eyes colored by prejudice. DR. WILSON TO PREACH. Fill* Pulpit at Trinity Methodist Tomorrow Morning. Dr. Clarence True Wilson, secretary of the Board of Temperance of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will preach the Christmas sermon tomorrow at the 11 o’clock service in Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Pennsylvania avenue and Fifth street southeast, of which Rev. Frank Steelman is pastor. The Christmas entertainment of the Sunday school will be given Friday at 7:30 p.m. YULE TOPIC CHOSEN. Rev. C. B. Austin to Preach at West Washington Baptist Church. Rev. C. B. Austin, pastor of the West Washington Baptist Church, will preach tomorrow at 11 a.m. on “The Heart of Christmas" and at 8 p.m. on “The Kind of Christmas Present Jesus Wants.” White Christmas service will be held Sunday evening, December 29. ] MIDNIGHT MASS I CHRISTMAS EVE Under Auspices of Tfia® Qnmfcianii to celebrate the 80th anniversary I j of the ordination of Pope Pius XI and the 75th anniversary of the 11 Dogma of the Immaculate Conception I Celebrant, Rev. Dr. Bernard A. McKenna Sermon by Rev. William A. Fincel, 0. P. Choir from Brothers' Novitiate, Ammendale, Maryland PSaiM®ini(dl omH G©M©nn Jdbnk© (Reserved seat tickets may be secured at the National Shrine on Tuesday morning, Dec. 24th) NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Catholie University Brookland, D. C. * Take Brookland Car or Drive Out Michigan Ave. to University Grounds - — • 9 CHURCHES TO HOLD UNION SERVICES Christmas Program Will Be Held in New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. The annual union Christmas service under auspices of the Federation of Churches will be held in New York Ave nue Presbyterian Church at 11 o’clock Christmas morning. The service is open to the public. The chairman of the committee on public meetings. Dr. F. C. Reynolds, pastor of Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, will preside. Greetings will be brought and announcements made by Dr. David A. Robertson, president of the federation, an elder in the Church of the Covenant. The sermon will be preached by Dr. J. J. Rives, pastor of Francis Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church South. Other pastors participating will be Rev. George F. Schnabel of the Evangelical Church. Dr. Chesteen Smith of Hamline Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. N. P. Patterson of First Presbyterian, Rev. W. L. Mayo of Holy Comforter Chapel, Dr. S. Read McAlpin of Fifteenth Street Disciples and Rev. Homer A. Kent of First Brethren. SET FOR TOMORROW Children of Sixth Presbyterian Church to Receive Call From Santa Claus, The Sunday school of the Sixth Presbyterian Church will observe Christ mas at its session tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock. Arrangements have been made with Santa Claus to visit the beginners' and primary departments December 27 in the afternoon, while the adult depart ment ! will hold its celebration in the evening with a program Including mov ing pictures. At the 11 o’clock service tomorrow the pastor, Rev. Godfrey Chobot, will preach on “We Have Seen His Star.” Christmas eve a service will be held In the church at 11:30. CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN SERMON ON CHRISTMAS Dr. James H. Taylor to Preach To morrow and Sunday School Will Have Special Program. Christmas services will be observed in the Central Presbyterian Church to morrow. at which time the pastor. Dr. James H. Taylor, will preach on “Christ, the World's Messiah.” In the morning there will be a Christ mas service in the Sunday school, at which time a special pfogram will be rendered in which all the classes of the Sunday school will take part. The su perintendents of the Sunday school, Roy W. Prince and James T. Mathews, have arranged for the different depart ments of the tschool to assist with reci tations and Scripture readings. The Young People's Friday Night Bible Class, under instruction of Dr. Taylor, will omit the meeting December 27. The class will convene January 3, at which time the book of Joshua will be studied. two yule'servTces. Peck Uemorial Chapel Arranges Program for Tomorrow. Two special Christmas services will be held at Peck Memorial Chapel to morrow. At the morning service the pastor, Rev. Irving Washington Ketchum, will have for his subject “Have You a Heavenly Star?” At the service which begins at 7:45 p.m. hia subject will be "Our Christmas God.” Friday at 3 p.m. the primary and be ginners’ departments of the Sunday school will hold their Christmas party under the direction of Misses Mary and Fanny Childs of the primary de partment, and Miss Helen Brooke and assistants, of the beginners’ department. Representative Albert Hall of Indiana will address the Men's Bible Class to morrow at 10 a.m. ■■■' ■ • Services in French Tomorrow. Rev. Florian Vurpillot, pastor of the French Congregation, which meets every Sunday afternoon in St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, will preach tomorrow at 4 p.m. on "Le Murmure Daux et Leger de la Vision d’Elie.” Christmas day there will be a celebra tion In French of the holy communion at 9 a.m.