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100 Churches Have Entered
Evangelism Campaign
Next Month.
With 100 church congregations In the
city officially entered in the Washington
directed survey and visitation evangel
ism campaign, to be conducted March
9 to 21, under the personal leadership
of Rev. A. Earl Kemahan, and still
others coming into the movement, the
general committee, of which Dr. Jason
Noble Pierce is chairman, will hold a
meeting Monday, at 12:30 o'clock, in
First Congregational Church, to which
all District survey chairmen, other pas
tors and laymen are invited.
At this meeting L. E. Ripley, who is
to be survey field director, will speak
on the survey phase of the work; an
open forum to follow.
Rev. Wesley Spencer of Dr. Kema
han's staff and Mrs. Mabel Ripley, who
will be office director of the District’s
survey, are both in the city. Another
large group of churches is expected to
join within the next few days. One of
the recent additions to the list is the
Ninth Street Church of the Disciples,
which was inadvertently omitted from
the last list of entrants.
Rev. J. R. Duffield is in charge of
the District survey advance plans.
The visitation proper opens March 30
and continues to April 11. Subchair
men serving on the general committee
include W. K. Cooper, civic committee;
Dr. Cloyd H. Marvin, districting com
mittee: Rev. C. E. Hawthorne, devotions
committee: W. W. Everett, finance;
Henry Gllligan. literature; Rev. Earl
Taggart, minute men; Miss Bess Davis
Schreiner, publicity; Rev. H. J. Coun
cilor. radio; P. McK. Etchison, schdeule;
W. W. Millan. supper conference; Rev.
J. R. Duffield, survey, and Merritt O.
Chance, transportation.
Other pastors serving on the general
committee are W. S. Abernethy, J. H.
Balthis, A. R. Bird. Bernard Braskamp,
J. D. Buhrer, S. B. Daugherty, L. W.
De Gast, G. F. Dudley. Charles Enders,
Sydnev K. Evans. Bishop J. E. Freeman,
J. P. Hand, F. B. Harris, H. D. Hayes,
F. F. Holsapple, H. A. Kent, I. W.
Ketchum, W. A. Lambeth. A. J. Mc-
Camey, Bishop W. F. McDowell, A. T.
Murray. H. W. O. Millington, P. L.
Mitchell, R. T. Nicholson, N. P. Patter
son. F. W. Perkins, D. A. Robertson,
H. B. Smith, Earle Wilfley, H. B. Wood
ing, J. E. Yates.
District of Columbia and Three Ad
• joining States Represented in
Meetings Opening Tonight.
The Young Friends of Baltimore
yearly meeting, comprising local groups
in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania
and the District of Columbia, are hold
ing their Midwinter conference at the
Friends’ Meeting House, 1811 I street,
tonight and tomorrow. At the supper
conference at 5:30 o’clock today, Fred
erick J. Libby will speak on “Yesterday
and Tomorrow in the Peace Move
ment.” At 8 p.m„ there will be a public
meeting addressed by Francis Philip
Frazier and Mrs. Frazier, two young
Indians who are working in an Indian
mission in Oklahoma.
The Sunday morning program at 9:45
o’clock for conference delegates in
cludes several discussion groups, to be
led by Arthur W. Hummel and Daniel
N. Shoemaker of Washington and Ar
thur K. Taylor of Baltimore and
, George Selleck of Lincoln, Va. The
regular meeting for worship following
these group discussions will close the
Junior Section of St. Margaret’s
Confirmation Class to Meet.
Dr. Herbert Scott Smith, rector of
St. Margaret’s Church, Connecticut av
enue and Bancroft place, will preach
tomorrow at 11 a.m. and at 4:30 p.m.
The schedule of services will be: Holy
communion at 7:30 a.m„ Sunday school
at 9:30 ajn., morning prayer with sen
mon at 11 am., confirmation instruc
tion at 3 :30 p.m., evensong with sermon
at 4:30 p.m., Young People’s Society at
8 p.m. Members of the junior section
of the confirmation class will meet with
the rector in the Sunday school library,
members of the senior or adult division
with Rev. Robert Shores in the study.
Holy communion will be celebrated
Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m.
The Junior Brotherhood of St. An
drew will hereafter meet at 10 a.m. on
■ Sundays.
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Rev. Paul Westfall, Philadelphia,
at Peck Chapel Tomorrow.
Rev. Paul Westfall of the Presby
terian Religious Education Department
of Philadelphia, will speak tomorrow
morning to the Sunday School of Peck
Memorial Chapel. He will also preach
at the church service at 11 a.m. The
pastor, Rev. Irving W. Ketchum, will
preside. At the evening service at 7:45
o’clock, Mr. Ketchum will have for his
sermon subject, “For the Love of It.”
The adult class of , Elizabeth F.
Ketchum and the Cuthbert class, also
the Cradle Roll Class; the Beginners
and the Intermediate Department will
meet at 9:45 a.m. All other depart
ments will meet at 3 p.m.
The speaker of the men’s class will
be William Bond, Jr., of the Bible In
stitute of Providence, R. I.
Christ Lutheran Church to Hold
Tenth Annual Service.
Christ Lutheran Church, which is
now worshiping in Zion Church, Sixth
and P streets, will hold its tenth an
nual family day service tomorrow morn
ing. The pastor, Rev. J. Frederic Wen
chel, will preach on “Joseph an Ideal
Member of the Family.” At this serv
ice the families sit together as in the
days of our forefathers.
The Ladies’ Aid Society will give a
dinner Thursday. The Walther Leaguers
of Washington will give a comedy at
the Concord Club auditorium Friday
evening, entitled “The Tea Toper’s
Inn.” The proceeds will go toward mis
sion work.
Subjects of Sermons Tomorrow Are
The New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church will observe its usual services
tomorrow morning and evening. At
the morning service Dr. Joseph R.
Stzoo will preach on the subject "The
Vindication of Religion.”
Dr. Sizoo will have for the subject of
his evening sermon “College and Suc
cess.” The sermon will be followed
by the usual questionnaire period, after
which the Glee Club will sing a closing

Dr. Johnson to Preach.
Dr. S. L. Johnson, evangelist, of Boy
don. Va., will preach at New Bethel
Church tonight and Sunday. He will
speak to men and his wife. Mrs. John
son, will speak to women tomorrow at
3:30 p.m. _ _
Religious Questions
r * Parkes Cad man.
Q As a Bible school teacher, I am
continually asked the questions: What
use is there in prayer; does God alter
His plans because we ask Him to do
so; when He seems to alter them, what
reasons have we for supposing that he
did not intend to do what He does?
purely subjective?
A. It cannot be denied that prayer
has an Immense subjective significance.
No person ever truly and sincerely
prayed for anything worthy without
being the better for the act. But
fundamentally, prayer is the fellow
ship of man with his Maker. So to
surrender it because some forms of
prayer are unsatisfactory would be the
height of folly. True communion with
the All Father Is life’s deepest strength
and joy.
The prayer of petition becomes In
tercession when we pray not for our
selves alone, but for others, and for
causes dear to God and essential for
humanity. Such prayer may avail,
and again it may not. It is subject
to a superior wisdom. Yet it would
not be beneficial for us or for others
if we ceased to pray. Who shall say i
how much God can effect for good!
through our personal interest in other!
Consider the prayers of St. Paul,
of St. Augustine, of St. Francis, and
those of other saints who proved that
prayer is mighty to prevail in the
hearts of their fellow creatures. Surely
human wills are open to modifications,
or how can we account for the trans
formations wTought by the supplica
tions of faithful pastors and devout
parents? What is more, the will can
and does affect the course of human
events in innumerable instances.
Prof. A. S. Eddington, the eminent
scientist, has shown that the careless
dropping of a lighted match can start
a forest fire which in turn would else
where precipitate a rainstorm. Again,
the minerals extracted from the earth
can be shaped by us for the sword or
the plowshare. When we are so linked
with God that His will is our desire,
who doubts that the sword will dis
In other words, man, nature and
God are so closely interrelated that
It Is sheer dogmatism to urge a man’s
prayers influence nobody and nothing
outside himself. Experience attests
the truth of Tennyson’s line that “more
things are wrought by prayer than
this world dream of.”
Q. Upon what acts or teachings of
Jesus do you Christians base the Lord's
Supper? I feel It Is an exaggerated
rite and that In some churches it is
superstitlously observed.
A. Jesus always closely identified His
ministry with refreshment of body and
soul. He evidently regarded the feed
ing of the multitude as one of His most
significant acts, a regard stimulated by
the fact that among Oriental people
nothing was more sacred than hospi
tality. Consequently their religious
feasts, including those of the Jews, had
a prominence and a meaning which
Western nations do not readily appre
The Passover was Israel's seal and
sign of her covenanted relation with
Jehovah. Her expectation of a coming
Messiah w r as embellished by concep
tions of His temporal pomp and circum
stance, and of a great banquet to which
all faithful Hebrews would be sum
moned. Here their destiny was to
reach its height and their hopes as the
chosen race would be realized.
The fourth Gospel, which is the
noblest religious document extant, ex
presses the mind of Jesus on these mat
ters. Read for yourself His discourse in
the sixth chapter of that Gospel.
Plainly, Hig feeding of the' multitude
had already taken on a sublime Im
portance connected with His redemp
tive mission. He focuses the attention
of those who heard Him on the imper
ishable food of immortality. As the
B. Y. P. U. News
Metropolitan Union during the past
month led the 27 organizations of the
Columbia Federation In the competitive
efficiency campaign. It was announced
at the federation’s regular meeting
Tuesday evening. This union was five
points In the lead of Bethany. The re
port indicated Metropolitan and Na
tional Baptist Memorial were tied for
first honors for the three-month period.
“Am I Intruding?” a three-act come
dy, will be presented by the federa
tion Tuesday, 8 o’clock, at Woodward
Hall, Calvary Baptist Church.
The Jolly Juniors of Fifth and the
West Washington Junior Union reach
ed the same percentage standard in
the efficiency contest of the Junior
Federation. Donald Gaw, president at
West Washington, received the federa
tion banner for his union to hold during
this month. The award will be given
to the Jolly Juniors of Fifth on the first
of March.
The B. Y. P. U. of Maryland Avenue
Church was unanimously voted into
the federation Tuesday evening.
Bethany Union has charge of the eve
ning church service tomorrow.
Calvary held an executive meeting
February 13. Miss Dorothy Clore was
appointed group captain ,to take the
place of Ronald Betts, who resigned.
A pageant will be given tomorrow eve- j
ning by the members of the B. Y. P. U. I
and Christian Endeavor. “Crowded
Ways” Is the title And Is based on the j
mission study book.
Miss Virginia Sutton and the Fellow
ship Commission will present at Chevy
Chase tomorrow a pantomime, "Youth
Prays.” .
Miss Jessie Keir and Group 4 will pre
sent a program at East Washington
Heights tomorrow.
Miss Gladys Schellin and Group 4 will
present the devotional meeting at Foun
tain Memorial tomorrow.
Grace Union will conduct the serv
ice at the Home for Aged Ladles to
morrow at 3 o’clock.
Miss Thelma Sanders and the Stew
ardship Commission will have charge of
the program to be presented tomorrow
at Highlands.
Mr. McGill and Group 2 will present
the program at Kendall tomorrow.
Their business meeting is to be held
Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Catherine Schmidt and Group
2 will have charge of the social hour
at National Baptist Memorial tomorrow
at 6 o’clock. Mr. Rosenberg will present !
the devotional program at 7 o’clock.
At Pet worth, Miss Winifred Whitney
and the Stewardship Commission are to
speak on “The Value of the Bible to
Non-Christian Nations." The union
will have charge of the prayer meeting
Thursday evening.
The Stewardship Commission at Ta
koma Park, directed by James Marshall,
will lead the devotional meeting tomor
Mrs. Elizabeth McDaniel and the
Stewardship Commission will present
the program at Temple tomorrow.
The Devotional Life Commission, un
der the leadership of Miss Henrietta
Hobson, will have charge of the devo
tional meeting at West Washington to
morrow. Louis Lucas will conduct the
Bible quiz.
Rev. E. Hez Swem Announces Cen
tennial Baptist Program.
“The Returning Redeemer!” is the
subject of Dr. E. Hez Swem tomorrow
night at 8 o'clock at Centennial Bap
tist Church, fallowed by the baptisms
of many converts from the recent
evangelistic meetings. The 11 o’clock
morning sermon subject Is “Head
Hastiness Hindered.”
The several societies of the Baptist
•Young People’s Union meet 7 p.m..
and the Sunday school 9:30 a.m.
material bread He bestowed cherished,
material life, so He, the very “bread of
God” out of heaven. Imparted to recip
ient souls the life He shared with the
It is not surprising that this teach
ing sounds strange to you. Even His
disciples "understood not about the
loaves.” Their ideas were nothing if
not concrete. They .did not then and
there enter into the holy mystery of
that unseen bread of which ‘‘if any
man eat he shall live forever.” Indeed,
after the lapse of nearly 2.000 years
many professed Christians do not right
ly appraise the spiritual values of the
The scene in the upper room enabled
the Master’s first disciples to recognize
that he was more than a friend or an
instructor. He was also the lifegiver,
the personal source of divinely recreat
ing strength and grace. Through that
meal, so simple yet majestic, they se
cured a regeneration of soul, a fortitude
of will, an energizing of their-whole na
ture, which made them sufficient for
i claims and duties of their high calling.
| Likewise in our earthly pilgrimage we
I participate in the Eucharistic feast and
I absorb its berwflts. Catholic and Prot
j estant differ its interpretation, but
nearly all agree concerning its vitaliz
ing power. It is the supreme mystery
of the New Testament faith, but one
amply guaranteed by Christian experi
ence alone. If to you this Is supersti
tion, I can only suggest your consulting
any Christian you know about the Eu
charist and its effect upon his or her
innermost life and being. Their an
swers are my chief argument.
Q. I personally believe that the Jesus ,
history in the New Testament is merely ;
copy of the ' mythological histories of j
the Hindu saviour Krishna and the j
saviour Buddha, with a mixture of the ;
mythological borrowed from the Per- i
sians and other nations. I should be !
interested to have your views on the (
A. It would require a bulky volume
to reply adequately to your letter. It
presents a view which has cropped out
at various times during the last cen
tury and a half, usually after a period
of strain and stress such as the late
war inflicted. Indeed, it is a part of
skepticism’s panoply which may be ex
pected to emerge again when faith is
feeble and love Is cold.
Although advocated with fervor, It
has never been able to secure much of
a following. Scholars who know first
century Palestine are well aware that
the conditions requisite to produce such
a myth were not there. This was made
clear a score of years past when
Thomas James Thorbum published his
book on “The Mythical Interpretations
of the GOspels.” It was a crushing re
joinder to writers like Smith (Ameri
can), Robertson (English) and Drews
(German), who had resuscitated your
pet theory. Since then Brandes en
deavored to galvanize it into a sem- I
blance of life, and Weigall, in his vol- j
ufhe, “The Paganism in Our Chris
tianity,” has paralleled certain myths I
common, as he alleges, to both systems, i
It should be added that Weigall does i
not question the historicity of Jesus.
Klausner, Montefiore and Enelow, !
learned and able Jewish authors, like- \
wise accept that historicity. But why ]
club a ghost? Did not a celebrated I
English author prove by similar argu
ments that Napoleon I never existed?
See In this connection Bishop John F.
Nuelsen’s work on “Some Recent Phases
of German Theology.”
The truth Is there is far more re
liable evidence for the actual presence
of Jesus on the earth than for that of
numerous other famous historical char
acters whose existence you have not
dreamed of doubting. Pardon me for
saying that the Issue you raise Is im
Christian Endeavor
The Christian Endeavor Societies of
Gunton Temple Presbyterian and North
minster Fourth Presbyterian Churches
will hold a joint fellowship supper and
Christian Endeavor prayer meeting to
morrow in Gunton Temple Church.
Memorial United Brethren Society
will hold a fellowship banquet Tuesday
at 6:30 p.m.
An entertainment feature in the form
of a “Backward Social,” will be given
by the Society of Keller Lutheran
Church next Tuesday evening, for all
people who are 18 years of age and I
over. A brief business meeting will be
held at 7:30 o’clock.
New York Avenue Presbyterian
Society will have a George Wash
ington's birthday celebration tomor
row at 6:45 o’clock. Dr. Marvin, presi
dent of George Washington University,
will speak on “George Washington.”
The Young People's Society of Kelle*
Lutheran Church will have a mission
ary meeting conducted as a radio broad
cast tomorrow evening. Miss Bessie
Rinker will lead the discussion of. the
topic, "The Value of the Bible in
Christian Lands.”
Miss Elizabeth La Roche will lead the
meeting of the Senior Society of Colum
bia Heights Christian Church.
A meeting of the Senior Union will
jbe held March 3 at Rhode Island
Avenue Methodist Protestant Church.
I The Keller Lutheran Church Society
! will have charge of the entertainment
! for the children in the Central Union
i Mission next Friday evening.
The topics for discussion in the vari
ous societies on Sunday are: Senior,
“The Value of the Bible for Non-
Christ.lan Nations”; intermediate. "What
the Bible Is Doing in the World”;
Junior, “Crusaders With Christ in

Dr. James Taylor Will Preach in
Sweet Briar.
Dr. James H. Taylor, pastor of the
Central Presbyterian Church, will preach
tomorrow morning at Sweet Briar Col
lege, Sweet Briar, Va. At night he will
speak at the Westminster Presbyterian
Church of Lynchburg, Va: During his
absence, the pulpit of his church will
be supplied by Rev. Dr. W. W. Shaw
of Baltimore. Dr. Shaw, formerly a
i member of Potomac Presbytery, has
; preached in the Central Presbyterian
Church a number of times.
The Young People's Friday Night Bi
ble class, under instruction of the pas
tor, continues its studies in the Old
Testament history. The class is now
studying the Book of Kings. All the
young people of the church and congre
gation are Invited to attend.
Sermon Announced by Dr. Bullock.
Dr. George Bullock’s topic at the
Third Baptist Church, Fifth and Q
streets, tomorrow at 11 a.m. is “The
Compassionate Savior.” At 8 p.m. he
will preach the annual sermon to the
health unit of the Elks of Columbia
Lodge, No. 85. All other lodges and
temples are Invited to attend In a body.
Bible school will meet at 9:15 a.m..
Junior Christian Endeavor Society 4
p.m., Intermediate Christian Endeavor
Society 5 p.m., Senior Christian En
deavor Society 6 p.m. Prayer meeting
Tuesday, 8 to 10 p.m. Young People’s
prayer meeting Thursday, 8 to 9 p.m.
Dr. Tansill to Lecture.
“A Modern Estimate of George Wash
ington” is the subject of the lecture
that will be delivered by Dr. Charles C.
Tansill. professor of American history in
the American University, before the
Presbyterian Ministers’ Association of
Washington and vicinity, February 24,
at 11 o'clock, in the New Afork Avenue
Presbyterian Church. fe*
Chevy Chase Presbyterians
Continue Devotional
• Meetings.
At Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
! the second of the series of three Dis
trict devotional meetings will be held
Thursday evening at 8 o’clock. One
meeting will be held in each of the
seven districts of the parish. The
theme for discussion of the evening is
“A Great Parable." The following are
the places of meetings, with the leaders:
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Wolfe, 6401 Maple
avenue, Md., Edward Wichers, leader;
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Atherton, 9300 Con
necticut avenue, Mrs. G. w. Stone,;
leader; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Fleming, 8
Drummond avenue, Md., J. H. Hollister,
leader; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Larrimer,
3304 Rittenhouse street, J. R. Duffleld.
leader; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Fouts, 3940
McKinley street, Edna E. Pyle, leader;
Dr. and Mrs. j; A. Logan. 5437 Con
necticut avenue, A. P. Weckerly, leader;
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Hough, 3901 Con
necticut avenue, C. L. Carhart, leader.
The Chevy Chase circle dinner and
entertainment will be held Tuesday at
6:30 o’clock. i
The following sections of the Guilcr
will meet this week: Section 9, Mrs. La
Roe, leader, Tuesday with Mrs. Ross
Fryer, 3903 Livingston street; luncheon
at 1 p.m., Mrs. Guthrie, Mrs. Larrimer
and Mrs. Bates assistant hostesses; sec- j
tion 12, Mrs. A. W. Starrett, leader, with
Mr. Starrett, 419 Dorset avenue, Md.,
luncheon Tuesday, 1 p.m., Mrs. J. P.
Famham, Mrs. Lewis Judson and Mrs.
J. E. Swigert, hostesses; section 8. Mrs.
| Ireland, leader, luncheon, Thursday, 1
p.m., with Mrs. Robert Swope. 3748
; Huntington street, Mrs. Johnston Camp
bell, assistant hostesses.
Senior Christian Endeavor Society
| meets tomorrow at 7 p.m.: Mrs. Alton
; G. Grinnell, leader of the Intermediate
Christian Endeavor Society, together
with the officers of the organization are
giving a supper and a special program
for the other members of the society to
morrow at 5:30 p.m.
Section 1, Mrs. J. S. Biggs, leader,
will meet for tea Tuesday, at 2 p.m..
with Mrs. Gilbert Young, 5325 Thirty- I
eighth street. Mrs, Frey, assistant
National Baptist Memorial Church
to Hear New York
Dr. Thomas Chalmers of New York
I will speak tomorrow night at the Na
! tional Baptist Memorial on the subject
j "Christ, the Key of Prophecy.” Pastor
| G. G. Johnson will speak in the mora-
I ing on "What the Bible Says About
1 Backsliding.”
! The men’s rally will be held Tuesday
| at 8 o’clock, preparatory to the annual
| every-member canvass, set for March 9.
At the same hour the Mizpah Class
1 will entertain the choir.
The Sunbeams and Crusaders meet
'at 11 am. and 7 p.m., respectively, on
Sunday; the junior choir on Wednes
day at 3:30 p.m.; the pastor's class on
Thursday, from 7:10 to 7:50 p.m., and
the Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts meet-
J ing. respectively, Friday at 7:15 pm.
i and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
| The Young People’s Choral Club will
! meet at 7 o’clock Thursday, after which
will be the regular midweek meeting,
at which the topic will be "The Sealing
of the Spirit.”
Today the annual day of prayer is
being observed. An address was made
by Irvin H. Linton, an attorney, of this
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Presentation, of New Testament
Booklets to Feature Annual
Easter Service.
The executive board and regional
aides of the National and International
Community Bible Readers’ League met
at the City Club last Wednesday eve
ning with Mrs. Louise Harding Earll,
the president, presiding.
It was voted to hold the annual
Eastertide services on Easter day. A
feature of this service will be the pres
entation of 30 sets of New Testament
booklets to the contestants who shall
have the highest ratings in a Lenten
Bible reading course. The contest will
be open to any one. For Information
address the International Community
Bible Readers’ League, P. O. Box 3075,
U street station.
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Special Service Scheduled for Al
bright Memorial Church.
Church day will be observed tomorrow
at Albright Memorial Evangelical
Church. Rev. George Schnabel, the
.minister, will use as his theme in the
morning "The Open Door to the Heart
of God.” At this service the entire
membership will take part in the
service, when they bring their pledges
for the current year to#the altar. The
evening sermon, "Making of a Man,”
will be illustrated by moving pictures.
A workers’ conference and supper will
be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The
cabinet of the church school meeting
will follow.
Page McK. Etchison to Repeat Pro
gram at Y. M. C. A.
Page McK. Etchison, religious work
director of the Y. M. C. A., will repeat
tomorrow at 4 p.m. at'the Central Y. M.
C. A. an illustrated lecture on the
Passion Play of Oberammergau, which
he gave two weeks ago before a large
audience. The lecture will be illus
trated with colored slides showing the
last play as well as motion pictures .of
scenes en route to the little Bavarian
village, including Berlin, Munich and
the Bavarian Alps.
Men and women are invited to the
lecture, which will be given in the
I assembly hall of the Y. M. C. A. build
ing at 1736 G street.
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Missionary to Africa Will Preach
at Capital Church.
Dr. William Bell, head of the mis
sion at Angola, Africa, will be the
speaker tomorrow at a special service
at 6:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Con
gregational Church.
The morning service will be con
ducted by the pastor, Rev. George
Famham, who will preach on the sub
ject "A Salt Solution.”
Georgetown Lutheran Church.
“In What Do You Glory?” will be the
subject tomorrow at 11 a m. in George
town Lutheran Church by Rev. Har
old E. Beatty, pastor. Christian Endeav
or, 7 p.m.; topic, "The Value of the Bi
ble for Non-Christian Nations.” Eve
ning services at 8 o’clock: subject,
“Jesus Christ and Youth Todßy.”
Episcopal Congregations to
Honor Ideals of Gen.
The 198th anniversary of the birth
of George Washington will be com
memorated in many Eplscoal churches
throughout the country tomorrow with
services dedicated to the spiritual Ideals
of the first President.
At the suggestion of the Right Rev.
James E. Freeman, Bishop of Washing
ton, parishes in virtually every state
have made plans to unite in an ob- '
servance known as “Washington Ca
thedral Sunday.”
Twenty-one or more parishes in the
Diocese of Washington will participate.
These include Nativity, Transfiguration,
St. Margaret’s, St. Thomas’, Our Sav
ior, St. Monica’s, All Saints’. Emman
uel. St. Mark's. St. John’s, Georgetown;
Rock Creek, St. Andrew’s, Trinity, Ta
koma; St. John's, Mount Rainier;
Christ Church, Georgetown; All Faiths’,
Mechanicsville, Md.; Christ Church,
Kensington; St. Peter’s, Poolesville,
Md.; St. Paul’s, Aquasco, Md.; Port To
bacco, La Plata, Md.; Holy Trinity,
Mitchellville, Md
Free-will offerings will be made at
this time toward the completion of
Cathedral. This practice
. onsidered appropriate, as the com
pleted cathedral, which will overlook the
District of Columbia from the heights
of Mount St. Alban, will fulfilll a dream
of George Washington.
Funds for the completion of the
north and south transepts are now be
ing sought by committees headed by
Gen. John J Pershing as national
chairman. It is hoped that these units
—the arms of the cross-shaped struc
ture —will be built by 1932, so that the
cathedral may be the scene of a great
national service during the country
wide celebration of the George Wash
ington bicentenary.
Assisting in this endeavor are former
United States Senator George Whar
ton Pepper as executive chairman, Sec
retary of the Treasury Mellon as cam
paign treasurer, and committee mem
bers in important centers throughout
the land.
Evening Subjetc of Dr. Copenhaver
to Be, “The Man Who Kept
His Promise With God.”
Dr. John C. Copenhaver, pastor of]
Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church
South. Thirteenth street and North
Carolina avenue northeast, will preach
at 11 o'clock tomorrow on “Sin —What
About It?” and at 8 o’clock on “The I
Man Who Kept His Promise With God.”
Sunday school meets at 9:30 ajn. and
Epworth League at 7 p.m.
Members of the official board will
meet with the boards of other churches
of the denomination for a joint quar
terly conference Tuesday evening in the
Francis Asbury M. E. Church South.
The pastor will conduct the prayer
meeting service Thursday evening. He
will make the second address on the
new book by Dr. E. Stanley Jones. "The
Christ of Every Road.” Enlistments
are now being made in the church of
members to work in the coming evan-i
gelistic canvass and campaign, under]
leadership of Dr. Earl Kemahan.
Dr. Chalmers to Address Gospel
Dr. Thomas M. Chalmers, founder of
the New York Jewish Evangelization
Society, will speak at the Gospel Mis
sion, 216 John Marshall place, tonight
at 7:30 o'clock. His topic will be "Open
ed Eyes.” ,
Harvey V. Prentice, superintendent,
announces the program for the coming
week as follows: Sunday night, the
Potomac Bible College; Monday, mis
sion officers and workers, leader. Mrs.
William Buckingham; Tuesday, Luther
Inner Mission Society; Wednesday, Sen
ior Christian Endeavor Society. First
Congregational Church; Thursday, Epis
copalian Laymen’s Service Association;
Friday, John A. Garber; Saturday,
praise and testimony, with M. E. Miller
speaker. Bible classes for converts at
7 o’clock each night. Thursday, 2 p.m.,
foreign mothers’ class; Friday, 2 pm
American mothers’ class. Boys’ and
girls’ clubs meet Friday at 7 p.m., at
326 C street. Sunday morning Bible
breakfast class for unchurched home
less men at 9:30 o'clock.
The quarterly meeting of the Luther
League of the District of Columbia will
be held at the Church of the Reforma
tion March 4 at 8 p.m. The devotional
service will be conducted by Rev. John
Weidley, pastor of the Reformation
Church, while the address of the eve
ning will be delivered by Rev. J. N.
Gould Wickey, executive secretary of the
board of education of the United Luth
eran Church in America. A busload of
Leaguers from Frederick and members
of the executive committee of the Bal
timore District Luther League will par
ticipate in this meeting, the theme of
which will be "Education.”
Under the supervision of Misses A.
Barbara Wlegand and Emma A. F. Hol
zer, missionary secretaries of the Mary
land State and Washington District
Luther Leagues, respectively, the local
Luther Leagues of the District of Co
lumbia will hold a joint missionary
meeting at the Atonement Lutheran
Church Sunday evening, March 16,
when “Porto Rico,” the missionary ob
jective of the Luther League of Amer
ica, will be the topic of an illustrated
A meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Luther League of the Mary
land Synod will be held at the Lutheran
Foreign Missions House, 18 East Mount
Vernon place, Baltimore. February 28
at the call of the president, Paul L.
Announcement of the following de
partmental secretaries of the St. Mark's
Luther League has been made by Miss
Selma A. Trede, president of the St.
Mark’s organization; Mrs. Jerome K.
Lyle, educational; Mrs. Barbara Trede,
missionary, and Miss Marie Trede, life
“The Value of the Bible in Non-
Christian Nations” is the topic which
will be presented tomorrow at St. Paul's
devotional service by Miss Ruth Plumer.
The topic which will be presented at
Zion’s League tomorrow by Gilbert DeM.
Major is “Faith and What It Does.”
Members of the Zion League, accom
panied by Miss Frances Dysinger, inner
mission executive of the Washington
Lutheran Churches and life service sec
retary of the Washnlgton District
League, paid their monthly visit to
Children's Hospital last Sunday after
While In Niagara Falls this week end
Fred L. Schickler, corresponding sec
retary of the Luther League of the
Maryland Synod and educational sec
retary of the Washington District
League, will confer with Luther
Leagues of Zion Lutheran Church,
Niagara Falls, N. Y. j
At the conclusion of its monthly i
* business meeting. Incarnation Luther)
League held a Valentine «»i*l Febru
a*r 13. -
J j Sunday School Lesson
Rev. Hugh T . Stevenson.
Matthew, ix. 35; xl.l.
Golden Text: The harvest in
deed is plenteous, but the laborers
are few. Pray ye therefore the
Lord of the harvest that he send
forth laborers into his harvest.—
Matthew, ix. 37, 38.
Washington turned to God in prayer
during the trying days that the Ameri
can Army passed thorugh in its
Winter quarters at Valley Forge, when
he saw "at one time more than 1,000
soldiers had not a shoe to their feet.”
According to a historian one could
/‘trace their march by the blood which
their naked feet left on the ice.” He
continued steadfast in his loyalty to the
colonies and had faith in their ultimate
success, born in the hours when he
i poured out his soul to God for the
ragged, half-fed troops. He knew that
the Lord was moved with compassion
when He saw the needy condition of
the people in Galilee during His
evangelistic campaign. Christ’s heart
beat in sympathy with the condition of
the people, who were fretting, disturbed,
and vexed because they fainted like
sheep without a shepherd. The people’s
condition called for action. Washing
ton believed that although the times
appeared to be unfavorable to the
American forces, they could expect the
favor of Deity because their cause was
Just. Washington won his place in the
hearts of the American people by his
compassion and feeling for his country.
Christ through His compassion for the
masses won His place as a hero through
His heart power.
The Twelve Commissioned.
He summoned His disciples and
pointed out the condition that He had
detected. He called upon them to pray
for laborers to enter into the harvest
flelds and reap. Man’s hour of trial Is
the moment to start a campaign to
turn their hearts to God. Christ did
more than that. He sent out the 12 to
answer their own prayers. In commis
sioning the apstles. who had been
trained by Him in His apostolic col
lege to "take men alive,” Jesus did not
allow them to go forth without power.
“He gave them authority over unclean
spirits, to cast them out, and to heal
all manner of disease and all manner
of sickness.” He limited their min
istry to work among their own nation.
He commissioned them to preach the
same message that both He and John
the Baptist had used to stir up the
nation—“the kingdom of heaven is at
hand.” He commanded them to use
the power entrusted to them “to heal
the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the
lepers, cast out demons” without regard
to any financial return. Their mission
was to be one of faith, and He assured
them that they would be supported.
The power with which He had endowed
them would certify that they were His
' personal representatives. He promised
; them that although they faced peril
the reception given them would be
the same as given to Himself.
In view of their danger. He divided
i the missionaries, that He was sepding
j out into six pairs, so that in the hours
‘of trial, persecution, and peril - each
would be sustained by the presence of
the other apostle in sympathy, support
and strength. Moore has well said that,
"looking to this end, the contrasts in
these companionships are very instruc
tive as sketched by various writers:
Impetuous Peter is paired with cautious
Andrew: ambitious James with spiritual
John; slow-witted Philip with believing
Matthew; practical James with doc
trinal Jude; enthusiastic Simon the
Zealot with businesslike Judas Iscariot.
Each man found a temperamental com
! plement in his associate. Hence each
i pair would have sufficient conservatism
to shield from mistakes and sufficient
aggressiveness to insure the widest pos
sible usefulness.”
These first missionaries were all Gali
leans, with one exception. Judas Is
cariot. who was from Kerioth, in Judah.
They understood that part of Palestine
Joint Meeting of C. E. Societies
Will Be Held at
Takoma. •
Rev. R. Paul Schearrer, pastor of the
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, will
preach at the 11 o’clock service tomor
row on the theme “A Man’s Shadow."
Church school will meet at 9:30 a.m.,
and the adult Bible classes at 9:45
A joint meeting of the intermediate
and senior Christian Endeavor Societies
will be held at 6:30 o'clock. Robert
Parsons will preside. The guest speaker
will be Mauro Baradi. Alumni members
of the senior society are especially in
vited. A social with light refreshments
will follow the devotional meeting.
An illustrated lecture, "The Gateway
of America,” will be given at the 8 p.m.
service by Miss Lizzie Warman, under
joint auspices of the Woman’s Mis
sionary Society and Senior Christian
Endeavor Society. Mrs. Robert A. Ram
say, president of the Woman’s Mission
ary Society, will presided, and Mrs. M.
K. Campbell will givtf a reading. Miss
Catherine Austin and William McKeand
of the Senior Christian Endeavor So
ciety will also participate in the pro
gram. The public is invited.
The Standard Training School, under
auspices of the Presbytery of Washing
ton City, will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m.
in the New York Avenue Church.
Those desiring transportation are asked
to meet at the church at 8:45 p.m. ,
The pastor will continue the study
of the Acts of the Apostles at the mid
week service Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Light Bearers will meet Friday
at 4 p.m. and the Boy Scouts Friday
at 7:30 in the Community Hall. The
new communicants’ class will be organ
ized on Friday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock
in the church office. Young people con
templating church membership are
invited to Join the class.
Dr. F. F. Holsoople to Preach on
Present Congressional Attack.
Dr. F. F. Holsoople will discuss the
eighteenth amendment and the at
tack now made upon it by its oppon
ents before the judiciary committee of
Congress tomorrow at 11 o’clock at
Washington City Church of the Breth
The women’s organization will meet
Monday evening at 8 o’clock. Dr.
Resser wIH give his concluding lecture
on Japan. “A Moden Miracle.” at 8
o'clock tomorrow evening.
Baptismal Service Is Announced at
Wisconsin Avenue Church.
The morning service message theme
tomorrow will be "Freed by the Son” at
Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church,
Forty-second and Fessenden streets, of
Rev. Clarence R. Ferguson. At 8 o’clock
he will preach on “Philip Preaohed
Christ.” Baptismal service at the etas?
of the evening service.
The Junior, Intermediate and Senior
B. Y. P. U. Societies meet at 7 pan.
| Bible school meets at 9:45 a.m. Teach
ers and officers of the Bible school meet
I in a study class at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The church midweek prayer service
meets at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
to which they had been appointed be
cause they had been born in that sec
tion and been trained by the Lord in
Galilee. They were all plebeians, filled
with love for their fellow men in their
struggles. They differed in their po
litical outlook, for Simon was a zealot,
a radical revolutionist, and Matthew
through his association as a publican,
belonged to the Herodlans. Under the
inspiration and instruction of the Lord
Jesus, they had .been prepared to un
dertake and carry out their mission to
a successful conclusion. Looking back
through the centuries, we consider
them as Christ's apostolic crusaders
rather than as individuals.
Missionary Program.
During their evangelistic campaigns
throughout Galilee the 12 were trying
out the principles of missionary en
deavor. They were not to make a busi
ness of their religion or to depend upon
it for a means of support. In the East
the hospitality is as generous as that
in our Southland. While they offered
their services free, they were instructed
to accept offers of hospitality, because
the laborer is worthy of his hire. They
were not to tarry unless the proper
attitude was shown to them and their
The results of their efforts brought
large returns. While the quantity
great, the quality may have been
meager. This may have been due to
the ilmltation of their knowledge con
cerning the kingdom, for the crowds
were bitterly disappointed when they
sought to make Jesus a temporal king
a short time after they had completed
their campaign. Their missionary en
deavor may have been marked by the
characteristics of all revivals that stir
up the people by songs, discussions and
public presentation of the truth. They
change their form in different ages,
just as "Visitation Evangelism” is today
supeiseding the old tabernacle and
sawdust trails. Revivals are still the
hope of the church and the Nation.
In studying their work we can de
tect the three principles that are funda
mental in all missionary work, city,
home or foreign. Every Christian is
given an opportunity to become a wit
ness and missionary for the Lord Jesus.
We should not neglect the opportunity
presented to us to be co-workers with
Christ in the development of the King
dom of God among men. His great
commission supimons us today, just as
much as His definite command sent
the 12 forth to preach, heal and dem
onstrate beyond question their power
over the dead and diseased. In en
tering upon His service we have the
greatest chance to make the most of our
life. When we try to win the world
for Him, we can count upon His pres
ence, protection and power. When we
go forth as His ambassadors we may
count upon the fact, He is encouraging
us by saying to us individually that
“He that receiveth you, receiveth Me,”
and that "He that receiveth Me, re
ceiveth Him that sent Me.”
They did more than preach. They
followed the Master’s methods. In
every successful missionary work, we
will find some form of institutional or
social service linked up with the preach
ing of the gospel of the kingdom.
Christ warned them and He desires us
to thoroughly understand that while
salvation is free, it costs to be a true
follower of our Saviour. Whenever
we introduce new standards we must
expect not only opposition but persecu
tion as we face the perils of doing His
will. No one can try to imitate Christ
without denying himself, taking up
their cross and following Him who for
the joy that was set before Him en
dured the cross and despised the shame.
We may count on His presence, protec
tion, peace and power if we are true
and loyal to Christ’s commands and
try to do His will and work in the
world. We will find that all things will
work providentially for our good and
His glory. He has assured us that
if we confess Him before men that He
will confess us before the Father, who
is in Heaven.
Mount Vernon Place Church Pastor
to Discuss Conse
"Pentecostal Consequences” will be
the subject of the sermon tomorrow
morning at the Mount Vernon Place
Church, by the pastor, Dr. W. A. Lam
beth. His evening sermon will be "As
surance of God’s Presence.”
Rev. H. R. Deal, junto, preacher, will
speak to the Junior Congregation in the
Sunday school auditorium at 11, on
“Paul—Great Leadership.”
The Young People’s Missionary So
ciety, No. 2, will meet tomorrow at 4:30
o'clock at the home of Mrs. Ida Rhodes
Groover, the Burlington.
The Mission Study Class of the Wom
an's Missionary Society will meet Tues
day at 10:30 o’clock for the discussion
of chapter ? of "The Crowded Ways,”
by Sears.
A combined quarterly conference of
all the Southern Methodist Churches in
Washington will be held Tuesday at
8 p.m., in the Francis Asbury Church.
The Workers' Council of the Sun
day school will meet in room 10 on
Thursday at 7 p.m.
At the prayer meeting service Thurs
day evening a church conference will
be held.
At the Fifteenth Street Christian
Church, Fifteenth street and Ken
tucky avenue southeast, the pastor. Dr.
S. Reed McAlpin, will preach tomorrow
morning on the subject of "Shifting
Responsibility.” The night service will
I be under the auspices of the. young
people of the church. Mrs. Melvin
Carver and Miss Katherine Williams
will deliver short addresses, and the
pastor will speak on "Conscience.”
About the Bible.
1. What took place immediately
after judgment of death was pro
nounced on Christ?
2. What accident took place en
3. Who was compelled to assist?
4. Whom did Christ meet on the
5. What was the attitude of the
crowd following the procession?
6. What did Christ say to the weep
ing women?
7. Where was the place of execu
8. What does the name mean?
9. Where were the disciples at this
10. Where are these thing recorded?
The answers to these questions will
be found below. How many can you
1. Christ and the two thieves were
escorted outside the city gates.
2. Christ fell beneath the heavy
3. Simon the Cyrenlan.
4. His mother.
6. They hooted and Jeered.
6. "Weep not for Me, but weep for
yourselves and for your children.”
7. On Golgatha.
8. The place of the skulls.
8. They were watching the proceed
ings from a distance.
10. Bt. John, chapter 19; St. Luke,
chapter 23/At. Mark, chapter 15.
Dr. G. EHis Williams to Re
turn to Petworth Church
for Sermon.
Dr. G. Ellis Williams, pastor of Cal
vary Methodist Episcopal Church, Fred
erick, Md„ will preach tomorrow eve
ning at his former charge, Petworth
Methodist Episcopal Church.
The morning sermon will be by the
pastor. Rev. Samuel E. Rose, who has
chosen as his subject “God’s Nearness
to Us.” The Intermediate and Epworth
Leagues will hold devotional services
preceding the evening church service.
The campaign for the building fund
began last evening with a supper for
all the workers, and will continue ten
days, during which ten teams of five
members each will compete for th
honor of obtaining the largest amount
toward the $40,000 goal. Ed Morton
Willis, director of the campaign, has
established headquarters in the church
office, where he will receive report*
from the canvassers and give general
supervision to the activities. Workers.’
suppers will be held Tuesday and Fri
day evenings and final reports will b;r
made at a victory supper March 3.
The money raised will be used to buiic
a three-story Sunday school unit to
care for the large increase in the num
ber of pupils and to make minor im
provements in the ehurch proper.
The executive committee conductlr.j>
the campaign consists of Dr. Rose, the
pastor; Harry A. Beck, chairman: A.
B. Lank, Thomas Mears. W. R. King.
L. T. Jones, Mrs. A. B. Lank, Frrri
Young, Charles A. Buchanan, G. L.
Jackson, D. H. Davenport and MLv
Agnes Garner.
Thomas Mears is colonel for the
men’s teams and Mrs. A. N. Jones is
colonel for the women’s teams.
The teams are as follows: No. 1, L
T. Jones (captain), L. S. Johnson,
P. E. Howard. S. A. Mooers, E. R. Al
brecht and M. T. Dixon; No. 2. Mrs. G
I. Jackson (captain). Mrs. C. L. Blake.
Mrs. F. J. Berchtold. Mrs. W. M. Adam*
and Mrs. W. S. Harrison; No. 3, A. 3.
Lank (captain), W. W. Crawford. Fr-.d
Young, G. C. McDonald and R. B
Lank; No. 4, Mrs. G. C. McDonald (cap
tain), Mrs. May McCarthy, Mrs. L. M.
Van Pelt, Mrs. Fred Young and Mrs.
Chester Hammerly; No. 5, C. D. Har
baugh (captain), W. R. King, H. O
Craver, D. H. Davenport, F. D. Pollard
and W. Z. Willhide; No. 6, Mrs. C. W.
Hurley (captain), Mrs. A. L. Moye, Mrs.
W. L. Rickard, Mrs. A. L. Mallonee,
Mrs. E. F. Hutchison and Mrs. J. S.
Oliver; No. 10, Miss Margaret Hibble
(captain), Miss Elma Lank, Miss Flora
Robinson, Miss Leona Thomas and
Mrs. Audrey Gibson: No. 7, O. J. Veley
(captain), H. A. Beck, P. C. Phillips,
W. H. Van Pelt and G. I. Jackson; No.
8, Mrs. R. B. Lank (captain), Mrs. Wil
liam King, Mrs. E. L. Dudley, Mrs. Earl
Beek and Mrs. Helen M. Fant; No. 9,
C. A. Buchanan (captain), Lowell Hert
zell, Livingston Johnson, Stanley Han- ,
kins, Bennie Stevens and Thomas
Tribute Will Be Paid Memory of
George Washington at Church
fomorrow Evening.
The men’s Bible class of Calvary
Methodist Church, Columbia road, will
have charge of the evening service to
morrow. This will be a special serv
ice in commemoration of Washington's
birthday. The address will be delivered
by Thomas P. Llttlepage, Washington
attemey. The men’s class will attend
this service in a body, and men are es
pecially invited to be present.
At the morning service the minister,
Dr. Mark Depp, will preach on the
theme: “Thunder or Angel?”
There will be no Young People’s 7
o'clock service this week. Calvary
Young People will be the guests of the
Eldbrooke Methodist Young People at
a social and evening devotional service.
The young people of the church will
serve a supper in the Guild Hall of
Calvary Church, Tuesday, from 5 to 7
Dr. B. H. Melton to Preach at Ninth
Street Church.
Dr. B. H. Melton, pastor of the Ninth
Street Christian Church. 9th and D
streets northeast, will preach tomor
row morning and evening.
- The Disciples Home Board will meet
at 1:30 o’clock Monday at the church.
After the business session a special
program has been prepared. All who
are interested in the Disciples Home of
j the District are Invited.
The primary department of the
Bible School will have a taffy pull
Dr. Frederick Brown Harris to
Preach Tomorrow Morning.
Dr. Frederick Brown Harris, pastor
of Foundry Methodist Episcopal
Church, will preach tomorrow morning
on the theme, "Wings of the Morn
ing”; at the evening service his sub
ject will be, "Why Washington Won,”
suggested by the poster displayed on the
church lawn.
The Woman's Home Missionary
Society will serve a turkey dinner
Thursday from 6 to 7:30 o’clock.
At the services of Lincoln Congre
gational Temple tomorrow morning
Rev. R. w. Brooks will speak from the
subject “The Worth of the Average
Man.” The Young People’s Christian
Endeavor Society at 6:45 p.m. will hold
a debate: “Can the Eighteenth Amend
ment Be Established?” The affirmative
will be upheld by William Blackman
and three others. The negative will be
defended by Miss L. Jean Murray and
three. At 8 p.m. the J. A. M. Club will
present a special program. *
Epworth Drama to Be Given.
A drama entitled "The Gate Beau
tiful” will be presented by the Epworth
League Players of Douglass Memorial
Methodist Episcopal Church tomorrow
at 8 p.m„ at the church, Eleventh and
H streets northeast.
Bev. H. A. Kent to Preach.
Rev. Homer A. Kent, pastor of the
First Brethren Church, Twelfth and E
streets southeast, will preach tomorrow
at 11 o'clock on “The Preciousness of
Christ.” At 7:45 p.m. his subject will
be "What Is the Christian Life?”
Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. and
Young People’s Christian Endeavor at
6:45 p.m.
Dr. Wesley to Preach. *
Dr. Charles H. Wesley will be the J
speaker in Andrew Rankin Chapel at f
Howard University tomorrow at 11 i
o’clock. Dr, Wesley is head of tke
department of history at Howard and
presiding elder of the African Meth
odist Episcopal Church.
Visitor Will Preach.
Prophet A. Jones of Philadelphia will
preach at the Friendship Baptist
Church, First and H streets southwest,
tomorrow at 11 a.m and 8 p.m. He also
- will preach each night next week except ft
Saturday. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; B.
Y. P. U., 6 p.m. 4s

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