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PASTORS TO HOLD
TWO-DAY RETREAT
New York and lowa Edu
cators Will Be Speakers
at Sessions.
Under auspices of an Interdenomina
tional committee of ministers from
seven churches here, and sponsored by
American University, the Second An
nual Pastor’s Retreat will be held at
Hurst Hall on the American University
campus, Massachusetts and Nebraska
avenues, next Monday and Tuesday.
Dr. James Moffatt, translator of the
Bible and professor in Union Theo
logical Seminary, New York City, and
Dr. Edward A. Steiner of Grinnell Col
lege, Grinnell, la., will be the speakers,
delivering three addresses each.
Registration will open at Hurst Hall
at 2:30 Monday, with no registration
fee charged. Dr. MofTatt will start
the porgram at 3 o’clock with his first
address, “The Blessing of God.” and
will be followed by Dr. Steiner, who will
speak on “The Mood of the Protestant
Minister.”
There will be no Monday evening ses
sion. but the program will resume
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with
Dr. Moffatt scheduled to speak on
•’The Irony of Jesus,” followed by a
conference round table with Dr. Mof
fatt. Dr. Steiner then will speak on
“The Problem of the Minister’s Person
ality,” followed by a conference round
tublc.
Dinner in the university dining hall
Is scheduled at 6:15 with Dr. Moffatt
speaking on “Some Words of Our Re
ligion.” and Dr. Steiner on “The Min
ister as a Creative Personality.”
Dr. Arthur J. Jackson, assistant pro
fessor of religion at American Univer
sity is in charge of the arrangements
for the continuation committee of Wash
ington ministers, consisting of Dr. W.
S. Abernethy, pastor of Calvary Baptist
Church; Rev. Charles H. Butler, pastor
of Columbia Heights Lutheran Church;
Dr Mark Depp, Calvary Methodist Epis
copal Church: Rev. Irving W. Ketcham.
Peck Memorial Chapel Presbyterian;
Rev. Fred C. Reynolds, Wesley M. E.;
Rev. W. W. Shearer, St. Columba's
Episcopal Church, and Dr. Earl Wilfley,
Vermont Avenue Christian Church.
DR. SMITH TO GIVE
SERIES OF SERMONS
Hamline Methodist Pastor to
Preach Tomorrow Morning on
“Lord’s Prayer.”
"The Lord’s Prayer” will be the first
of a series of five Sunday morning
sermons by Dr. Chesteen Smith, pastor
of the Hamline Methodist Episcopal
Church. The subject for the evening
sermon will be “Christian or Pagan,
Which?”
At 8 o’clock Thursday evening the
midweek service will be under the di
rection of Dr. Smith. The subject will
be a continuation of the Book of Acts.
The missionary study class of the
combined missionary societies will meet
at the home of Mrs. F. C. Brinley, 1304
Dela Held place, Wednesday. Luncheon
will be served at 1 o’clock, Mrs. F. C.
Brinley and Mrs. H. E. Brockson being
hostesses.
The Hamline Players, under the di
rection of Miss Dorothea McDowell and
George Jordan, will present two one-act
plays, “The Ghost Story” and "The
Travelers,” by Booth Tarkington, Fri
day at 8:15 p.m.
SUBJECT IS SELECTED
Rev. Kyle Booth, pastor of Ingram
Memorial Congregational Church, Mas
s&chusetts avenue and Tenth street
northeast, will have for his subject at
the 11 o’clock service tomorrow "In
spiration and Service.” At the 8 o’clock
evening service he will preach on
"Things New and Old.”
The church school will meet at 8:30
a.m. and the Young People’s Society at
7 pm. The Washington Association of
Congregational Churches will meet in
this church Tuesday for afternoon and
evening meetings.
"THE ARFERMATH” TOPIC
"The Aftermath” will be the topic of
Rev. J. E. Davis’ sermon tomorrow
jmorning at the Wilson Avenue Baptist
Church, Baltimore Boulevard and Wil
gon avenue, Colmar, Md. The evening
Service sermon theme will be “The
Other Nine.”
i The young people will meet at 7 p.m.
tomorrow. Miss Marie Jackson and her
group leading. Several activities have
bear planned this Spring by the B. Y.
P.IU. including a lawn festival and
etrtw ride.
| Theosophist Lecture Topic.
- There will be a free lecture on “Seven
fold Man” by the United Lodge of
Theosophists, Hill Building, Seventeenth
and Eye streets, tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Thursday, 8:15 p.m., the free study
class will study “Psychic Phenomena.”
B. Y. P. U. News
$
A B. Y. P. U. representative will
visit each Baptist church tomorrow
and speak at the church service on
the 1931 convention.
The intermediate board will meet
Friday night at 8 o’clock at the Cen
tral Union Mission.
f Mrs. Franc Caskey and the Steward
ship Commission will present program
tomorrow night at Bethany No. 1.
Miss Rachel Hovermale, assisted by
the Fellowship Commission, will have
charge of the services at Bethany No.
2 tomorrow evening. The B. Y. P.
Unions of Bethany will have charge
of the church service tomorrow night.
Dr. Homer J. Councilor will speak at
Calvary B. Y. P. U. tomorrow evening.
Miss Virginia Sutton and the Fel
lowship Commission will have charge
of the devotional meeting tomorrow
night at Chevy Chase.
Wilton Smith and group one will pre
sent a program at East Washington
Heights tomorrow evening.
The devotional meeting tomorrow
night at Fountain Memorial will be con
ducted by Miss Gladys Schellln and
group four.
The B. Y. P. U. of Grace will con
duct the services at the Baptist Home
for Aged Ladies tomorrow at 3 o’clock.
The Devotional Life Commission, un
der the leadership of George Holmes,
■will present the devotional program to
morrow evening at Highlands. “Win
nie and the Wise Young Man” will be
presented Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock
at the church. The proceeds will go
towards the 1931 convention fund.
I Kendall will have a program pre
-1 sented tomorrow night by Leroy Greer
and group three.
The social at National Baptist Me
morial tomorrow evening will be con
ducted by E. Rosenberg and group No.
1. Miss Dorothy Smith and group
No. 4 will have charge of the devo
tional meeting at 7 o’clock. The B. Y.
P. U. will have charge of the services
•t the Central Union Mission Wednes
day evening. , , .
The Stewardship Commission of
Temple, under the direction of Miss
Elizabeth McDaniel, will have charge
of. the devotional meeting tomorrow
nl The nomlnat'ng committee will make
their renort rt West Washington to
morrow night.
i.
Religious Questions
IH§r DISCUSSED BY
dHESfefc. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman.
Q. What do you think happened to
Jesus after His crucifixion? For me He
no longer existed.
A. I believe that the Person who
taught in Galilee and Judea and died
on Calvary is still what He has always
been since those events—the risen, liv
. ing Christ in real and constant fellow
, ship with men. His intervention begun
r at Bethlehem is just as real for the
, growing spiritual experience of the race
, now as then.
That belief may not appeal to you,
for it is easier felt than expressed. But
may I point out that it is the distin
guishing quality of original Christianity
and that this is the type of Christian
ity which has done God’s saving work
in the world. Under His guidance it
built the church, wrote the New Testa
ment, converted savage tribes, trans
formed a decadent civilization and es
tablished Itself as the true gospel and
sufficient creed of men and nations.
Modernists go far, but the majority
of them shrink from declaring that
Jesus has forever pasted out of human
existence. They want to trust in a really
spiritual empire which defeats the reign
of fleshly lust and disorder. But that
empire cannot be severed from the uni
versal consciousness of the indwelling
Christ, which is the very life of the
Christian faith, expressed in manifold
ways of regenerating power.
Q. What is the nature of the power
received from believing in Christ?
A. The power in question is expressed
in an infinite capacity to help others.
It dispatched St. Paul to Rome, St.
Francis to the needy of many lands,
John Wesley to the forsaken multitudes,
David Livingston to Africa and Sir Wil
fred Grenfell to Labrador. It Insures
the countless activities of hosts of men
and women in behalf of the good of
their fellow creatures.
Its resources are not confined to
philanthropic work. It has inspired
sacred literature, the noblest art, the
sublimest architecture, the finest of
lyrics, religion’s profoundest philoso
phies and illuminated speech. Jesus is
the greatest capitalist in history. But
the riches He bestows are of the spirit,
rot of the flesh. The holiest instru
mentalities of sacrificial services are
freely dispensed by Him. If you doubt
these tributes, look around and con
ceive what our modern world would be
if all that Christ’s wealth of soul has
poured into it were abolished.
I do not forget that devout men and
women of other religions than yours
and mine also manifest the spirit of
the Master. Wherever God is sincerely
worshiped and beneficient works are
done, the essence of Christ’s Christian
ity is displayed as distinguished from
that of sects and creeds. Hence he said.
"He that is not against me is for me,”
a saying which those who claim His
name and bear His sign should always
remember.
The legal tender of the kingdom of
heaven is power over self, over sin
and over all unrighteousness; an ener
gising and reconstructive strength in 4
CHURCH GROUP MEETS
IN ANNUAL SESSION
Woman’i Council of Federation
Greeted by 200 Children Bearing
Donations for Filipino Children.
The annual meeting of the Woman's
Council of the Washington Federation
of Churches was held Wednesday in
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Harvey 8. Irwin, the president,
presided.
A feature was the processional of
more than 200 children, who marched
down the aisle, two abreast, each one
bringing a treasure chest filled with
useful articles to be sent to the chil
dren of the Philippine Islands. These
boxes were filled by groups of many
kinds In the churches of various Prot
estant denominations in and around
Washington. An explanation of the
gift was made by Mrs. Carrol O. Good
pasture, chairman of the committee on
world friendship. Mrs. Camillo Oslas,
wife of the resident commissioner from
the Philippine Islands, responded.
An address was delivered by Dr. Earle
Wilfley, pastor of the Vermont Ave
nue Disciples Church, in which he em
phasised the need for growing good
will and friendliness among the nations
as well as within our own borders.
A second feature was the annual
gathering, each denomination present
ing gifts which have been raised during
the past month from individuals and
groups in the churches. The total re
ceived that day was about $2,300. The
goal for the year is $3,000. Each repre
sentative brought also a bouquet of
flowers, and these were later taken by
Mrs. Murray, the hospital worker of
the federation.
Mrs. Irwin reported on the work of
the council in the Juvenile Court
through the ministry of Mrs. Lorna W.
Smith.
PASTOR CHOOSES TOPICS
Dr. H. B. Smith Will Preach Twice
Tomorrow.
Dr. Harvey Baker Smith, pastor of
Columbia Heights Christian Church,
will use as his morning topic tomorrow,
"On to Pentecost," thus beginning a
concentrated effort by all departments
of the church to make Pentecost Sun
day, June 8. the greatest day In the
church’s history. At 8 p.m. his topic
will be “Why We Must Be Bom Again.”
A benefit for the proposed Old
People’s Home will be given Tuesday
evening in the form of a Dutch supper
by tbe Berean class.
Sunday School
QUESTIONS
1. What question did the young man
ask of Christ?
2. Why was this a perfectly natural
question?
3. Which of the Ten Commandments
did Christ suggest to the man?
4. Why these in particular?
5. What other commandments did He
Suggest?
6. Where in the Bible is this found?
7. What really stood between this
man and his love of higher things?
8. Did Jesus mean to condemn riches
in themselves?
9. What was the basis of His con
demnation?
10. What is meant by the needle’s
eye?
The answers to these questions will be
found below. How many can you
answer?
1. “What good thing shall I do that
I may have eternal life?”
2. The religioa-; teachers, the rabbis,
differed greatly among themselves re
garding this matter.
3. The fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth
and ninth of the Decalogue.
4. All of these bear upon one's treat
ment of others.
5. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as
thyself.”
8. Leviticus, xlx.lß.
7. The mere love of possessions.
8. No.
9\The attitude which prizes riches
in material things above riches in no
bility of feeling and in spiritual life.
10. The needle’s eye is the name given
to the small gate within a larger gate of
a wall. When the larger gate is closed
for the night, r. camel might walk
through the smaller one- but oniy aiici
being unloaded.
THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON. D. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1930..
► every obedient believer. If you have not
i obtained that power, you have not
known Christ as His true servants know
i Him. Yet none can boast, for if the
I moral dynamite He supplies were ap
i plied to society it would blow up one
■ half our so-called civilization.
Q. What is the actual status today
, of the Roman Catholic Church in
! France? »
A. Henri D’Aublgine, a distinguished
French clergyman of the Protestant
| persuasion, maintains that all the
churches of his country have been
greatly strengthened by the ordeals due
to the disestablishment and the World
War. The labors of Catholic priests and
laymen, the emphasis they place on sac
ramental action and the theological,
scientific and literary contributions of
their scholars and thinkers have aided
their church in the cities and to a lesser
degree in the rural districts.
Indeed, M. D’Aubigne claims there
is a spiritual renaissance in all the re
ligious communions of France. He does
not predict the future of this movement.
But he is convinced that the land of
St. Louis, St. Theresa, St. Martin de
Tours and St. Joan, of Calvin, Coligny,
Pascal and Bo6suet is still to be reck
oned among the religious sources of the
world.
If you know the outstanding cathe
drals of Northern France, such as
Rouen, Chartres and Amiens, you are
aware of the radiance, the strength,
the visioned faith of French Christian
ity in medieval times. Although secu
larism and skepticism have made great
Inroads in France, the spirit which built
religious institutions and forms. But
these splendid centers of devotion and
service is by no means dead. Millions
of her people either reject or neglect
their recent ministries have stimulated
the zeal and also the sanity of the
French Church, and since 1914 the na
tion has been measurably purified by
its sufferings.
Q. A recent convert to Christianity
felt that God had called him to tell his
associates of the benefits of his new life
and belief. This he was unable to do
because of his natural inhibitions. He
now feels he has lost his sense of ac
ceptance of God and that God pun
ished him in that way.
What is your diagnosis of his case.
A. According to the best psychology,
when good Impulses are not expressed
in conduct one suffers a sense of loss,
which may result in one’s personality
becoming atrophied. But the person in
question is entirely mistaken in sup
posing that God deprived him of his
consciousness of pardon and peace. It
was his refusal to follow the light that
plunged him into his present darkness.
The fact that he is keenly alive to
this condition is full proof that he can
make amends ahd recover his lost pur
pose, beginning where he left off, and
bearing his witness in deeds, rather than
words, to the restoring grace of his Re
deemer. Let him do this and his re
ligious life will be revitalized.
PENTECOST SERMON
.SERIES ANNOUNCED
Concordia Lutheran Church Is
Preparing for Celebration of
Anniversary.
Concordia Lutheran Evangelical
Church, Twentieth and G streets, in
preparing to celebrate the 1900th anni
versary of Pentecost will have a aeries
of sermons dealing with the subject of
Pentecost. The first of these will be
delivered tomorrow morning in both the
German and the English service. The
pastor. Rev. Charles Enders, will preach
on "The Meaning of Pentecost.” The
evening services will be discontinued
until September.
At the annual meeting of the church,
last Thursday, the following were elect
ed as members of the church council:
H. F. Dunkhorst, Rudolph W. Santel
mann, Otto Volmerhaus, Albertus
Schroeder, George Steiner and Francis
Fahy. A. Schroeder was chosen as
delegate to represent the congregation
at the annual conference of the Atlan
tic District of the Evangelical Synod of
North America. This conference will
be held at Schenectady, N. Y., May
21 to 25.
PASTOR TO OBSERVE
THIRD ANNIVERSARY
“Co-Workers With God” Topic of
Bev. Thomas E. Boorde Tomor
row at Temple Baptist.
Rev. Thomas E. Boorde will observe
the third year of his pastorate at
Temple Baptist Church tomorrow. He
will have for his topic at 11 o’clock
"Co-Workers With God.” Z. V. Hodges,
vice president of the District Federation,
B. Y. P. U„ will make a plea for the
membership to register for the Interna
tional B. Y. P. U. convention which will
meet here next year.
The subject of the evening sermon by
Dr. Boorde is "People That Know Their
God.”
The Young Men’s Bible Class will give
a supper Tuesday in the social hall of
the church. Prayer meeting Thursday
night.
VISITOR WILL OCCUPY
CHEVY CHASE PULPIT
t
At the Chevy Chase Baptist Church
tomorrow at 11 o’clock Dr. Moses R.
Lovell of Washington will be the guest
preacher. In the evening service at
7:45 o’clock the pastor, Rev. Edward
O. Clark, will preach. His subject will
be "The Gospel Drama.”
A dinner reception to new members
will be given Thursday. The quarterly
business session will be held the same
evening.
The Woman’s Society, on behalf of;
the other organizations of the church,!
is promoting a mother and daughter
banquet to be held May 9.
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. L. S. Holloman, pastor Second
Baptist Church, Third street between
H and I streets, is in New York City
attending the National Interdenomina
tional Alliance as the special repre
sentative of the Baptist Ministers’ Con
ference of Washington and vicinity.
He will return to his pulpit tomorrow
.and preach at 11 a.m. on "What Does
the Opposition to Judge John J. Parker
Teach?” At the evening service the
Pastor’s Aid Club will conduct special
exercises. The Bible school will meet at
9:30 a.m. and B. Y. P. U. at 8 p.m.
MRS. BROCK TO SPEAK
Mrs. William E. Brock, wife of Sena
tor Brock of Chattanooga, Tenn., will
be the speaker tomorrow night at the
services in the Central Union Mission,
813 C street northwest.
On each of the following nights an
Xnization of one of the churches the
ion represents will have charge of
the service. Monday, Christian En
deavor of the United Brethren Church
will take charge; Tuesday, Christian
Endeavor of the Metropolitan Presby
terian Church; Wednesday, Christian
Endeavor of the National Baptist Me
morial; Thursday, Potomac Bible Col
lege; Friday. Pitser Bible Class of Cen
tral Presbyterian Church, and Satur
day Tempte Baptist Cl;u: .fc.
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ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH,
Four-and-One-Haif street between C and D streets southwest, will observe its
seventy-fifth anniversary with appropriate exercises tomorrow and Monday.
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
IS 75 YEARS OLD
Lutherans to Hold Anniver
sary Services Tomorrow
and Monday.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Four-and-One-Half street, be
tween C and D streets southwest, will
celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary
by appropriate services tomorrow and
Monday.
At 10:30 o'clock tomorrow the anni
versary sermon will be preached by Dr.
John Aberly, president of the Lutheran
Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
Pa., and a history of the congregation
will be presented by Rev. L. H. Waring.
At 6 o’clock a Luther League fellowship
meeting will be held and at the 8
o’clock evening service the address will
be given by Harry Hodges of Philadel
phia, executive secretary -of the Lu
theran board of ministerial pensions.
A congregational social will be held
Monday evening with greetings from
Rev. John Weidley, pastor of the
Church of the Reformation; Rev. H. D.
Hayes, pastor of Bt. Mark’s Lutheran
Church; Rev. Henry Manken, Jr., pres
ident df the Lutheran Ministerial Asso
ciation of the city; Rev. Richard
Schmidt, president of tbe Eastern Con
ference of the Maryland Synod, and
Rev. L. H. Waring.
The first meetings of St. John’s Sun
day School and'eongregation were held
in the early part of 1855 in the old
Columbia Fire Engine House on Capi
tol Hill. Tbe corner stone* of the first
Church building was laid on the pres
ent site in August, 1855, by the Grand
Lodge of Masons of the District of Co
lumbia. The first pastor was Rev.
Peter A. B. Melster. The church build
ing has since been renovated and en
larged several times.
The nucleus forming the orginal
membership of Zion Lutheran Church
at Sixth and P streets, and also that of
the Reformed Church, Thirteenth and
Monroe streets, came from St. John’s
Lutheran Church in 1867. The pastor
and people of St. John’s also assisted in
the establishment of St. John’s Luther
an Church at East Riverdale.
Rev. George H. Eveler, the present
pastor, has been serving the congrega
tion since January, 1925. The other
members of the church council are
Henry Kuhn, Arthur C. Smith, John
J. Graff, John F. Herrmann, William
F. Herrmann, Julius Koblentz. Charles
Schafer. Louis Dering, John P. Taylor
and John E. Koehler.
Flan Visitation Thursday.
There will be a visitation of the
Daughters of the King next Thursday
at St. John’s, Mount Rainier, Md., at
8 p.m.
Famous Churches of the World
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Chapel of Our Lady of Grace — Honfleur,
France.
the lofty plateau above the pretty
town, just behind the wooden
cross that crowns the summit of the
cliff, Is the little chapel of Notre Dame
de Grace, in the shadow of a grove of
ancient elms. It was originally founded
in 1034 by Robert the Magnificent,
Duke of Normandy, the father of Wil
liam the Conqueror. The present
structure was built in 1606 to replace
an older one which had. begun to fall
into decay.
This chapel' is a favorite place of
pilgrimage .for the seafaring men of
all the country round, and th? v?’!s
are cover*:! with Ihelr votive offerings.
H:nfi:ur has many intores.ir-s ani ,
LUTHERAN PASTOR
TAKING VACATION
Dr. George Dra6h Preaching
at St. PauPs—Services
at Theater.
Services of St. Paul's English Luther
an Church tomorrow morning at 11
o'clock, and every Sunday morning until
further notice, will be held in the Met
ropolitan Theater. During the absence
of Dr. Henry W.-Snyder, the pastor, on
a short post-Easter vacation, the guest
preacher is Dr. George Drach of Balti
more, literature secretary of the Lu
theran Board of Foreign Missions and
corresponding secretary for India and
Japan. He will preach tomorrow morn
ing on "Many Shall Come.” and in the
evening on “The Name of God.” The
latter service will be held at Epiphany
Chapel, Sixteenth and U streets, at 8
o’clock. Dr. Snyder will return in time
to take charge of the Thursday night
prayer service at Epiphany Chapel,
when he will continue his lectures on
the Augsburg Confession, taking up the
subject of “Baptism.”
The two Sunday schools will meet to
morrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's
Church, Eleventh and H streets, and
Epiphany Chapel, respectively. The
Senior and Intermediate Endeavor So
cieties will hold a joint meeting at St.
Paul’s at 7 o’clock, and will be addressed
by Mrs. Lorna Smith, Juvenile Court
worker for the District. The Luther
League will go in a body to St. John’s
Lutheran Church to share in the cele
bration of the seventy-fifth birthday
anniversary of that congregation.
The church council will meet at
Epiphany Chapel Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Tne Alice Stirewalt Missionary Society
will meet Wednesday evening at Kirk
lawn, 5124 Chevy Chase parkway.
Tuesday night the Louie Dale Leeds
Class will share in a benefit perform
ance by the National Theater Players
in "Jerry.”
Friday evening in tha Sunday school
room 6f St. Paul’s Church the Grace
Players will present three playlets for
the benefit of the building fund of the
Ladles’ Aid Society.
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST -
At the Metropolitan Baptist Church
tomorrow morning Dr. John Compton
Ball will answer one of the most impor
tant questions of life, namely, "What
must one believe to be a Christian?”
At the evening service the ordinance
of baptism will be administered, and
“How an Honest Doubter Blessed the
‘World” will be discussed.
historical associations. It boasts of
having beaten the English in 1382. and
taken their commander, Hugh Spencer,
a prisoner. A far greater glory was its
devoted loyalty to the Catholic cause
in the sixteenth century, when it fought
the Huguenota over and over again,
against desperate odds, until it was
almost wholly destroyed and its forti
fications completely battered to pieces.
In 1582 the Protestant forces only ob
tained possession of It by a regular
siege of the Faubourg St. Leonard.
Honfleur he! a special claim upon
the interest of American Catholics, for
it was In a sense the mother city of
Quebec, tbe first colony of which came
; £rc* its pert.
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Sunday School Lesson
Rev. Hugh T. Stevenson .
GIVING UP ALL FOR THE
KINGDOM.
Matthew, xix.l-29.
Golden text—" Lay up for your
selves treasures In Heaven.”—
Matthew, vi 20.
Three of the greatest perils confront
ing modern civilization are found in the
lesson assigned for this week. Divorce
touches the family, which is historically
the single source to which can be traced
all the synagogues and temples of Juda
ism and all the churches of Christen
dom. The rapid increase of divorces
among us strikes at the foundation of
civilization. The neglect of bringing the
children to the Lord for His blessing is
another serious defect in our modern
life that has a tendency to destroy the
home life because it fails to furnish
the rising generation that religious in
struction and development that God
expects parents to give to the chil
dren intrusted to their care and train
ing. Finance plays a large part in the
problems that men are seeking to solve.
All three—divorce, children and finan
cial perils—are in the section of Mat
thew’s gospel assigned for our study.
We considered the Master’s attitude
toward children a few weeks ago, so
that we can pass over that portion with
the reminder that the first duty we owe
to the children within our midst is to
see that they are brought to the Lord
for His blessing. Our personal influence,
daily life and the education of the child
should all help to develop the spiritual
life of the little ones whom Jesus loves.
Their interest should be the paramount
consideration whenever parents are
considering an appeal to the court to
sever the matrimonial bonds.
The problem of divorce was. one ot
the questions that the Master’s enemies
sought to use in an effort to entangle
Jesus. "Two of the great teachers, both
Pharisees, and living but a little beforp
Jesus, took opposite ground on this ques
tion, Shammai holding that a man
ought to divorce his wife only if she
were guilty of adultery, Hlllel teaching
that he might do it for anything in her
that displeased him. even for burning
his dinner.” They knew the Master’s
attitude upon this controversial subject,
for He had stated it to them. Evidently
they were hoping to bring down the
wrath of Herod, for Jesus was now in
Perea, upon Jesus, just as Herod had
acted toward John the Baptist for the
prophet’s position upon divorce. If they
failed in arousing Herod, they expected
that they would involve the Master in
a controversy with some of the Rabbinic
Schools. Jesus in His reply sided with
the stricter view of Shammai, yet He
went farther than the great rabbi, for
the Lord appealed to the fundamental
fact of human nature that makes mar
riage Inviolable.
The Peril of Riches.
The love of money, according to the
Scriptures, is the root of all evil. We
need to remember that it is not money
but the love of it that the Bible con
demns. This is apparent in connection
with the question which a rich young
man of high social and religious posi
tion asked the Lord Jesus on His jour
ney through Perea on his way up to
Jerusalem. From a human standpoint
this man was nearly perfect, yet he felt
that there was a lack somewhere in his
life, or he would not have asked of
Christ the question that he did, "What
shall I do that I may inherit eternal
life?”
Although he was a ruler in the local
synagogue and of the highest social
rank, he was seeking to find away so
that by using his money or doing some
thing he could earn the privileges of
Heaven. In other words, he was seek
ing .to establish his own righteousness,
thinking that he could purchase the
privileges of Heaven by his own doings.
No one can earn eternal life by any
good actions. Our noble deeds may
reveal that we have bsen born again.
AUXILIARY TO HOLD
BALTIMORE MEETING
Women of Potomac Presbytery
Will Open Three-Day Session
on April 30.
The Woman’s Auxiliary of Potomac
Presbytery, Synod ot Virginia, will con
vene in the Maryland Avenue Presby
terian Church, Baltimore, Md., April
30, May 1 and 2. The Southern
Presbyterian churches of Northern Vir
ginia, Maryland, District of Columbia
and West Virginia make up this group
W auxiliaries.
Dr. R. M. Wilson will address the
session Wednesday evening on the
leper work at Soonchun, Korea, and
Mrs. S. S. Ouerant will speak on the
Mountain Mission Work in Virginia.
Dr. R. D. Daffln will deliver an ad
dress on Brazil Thursday evening.
Mrs. E. L. Russell, Bible Instructor,
will conduct studies in Romans at each
morning and afternoon session.
Other speakers of note include Dr.
Jarman, from Mary Baldwin Seminary,
whose subject will be “Tendencies of
Today in Education"; Miss Irene Hope
Hudson of Louisville, Ky., on “Paces,
Figures and Facts,” and Miss Aurine
Wilkins of Richmond, Va., who will
speak on “An Important Training
Center—Does It Pay?” #AII sessions
are open to the public.
TRINITY LADIES’ GUILD
WILL SPONSOR SOCIAL
The Ladies’ Guild of Trinity P. E.
Church, Takoma Park, D. C., will be
in charge of a social Wednesday, at 8
p.m., to which all members and friends
of the parish are Invited. A play, read
ings and musical selections will be on
the. program. Refreshments will be
served.
A group of children’s plays will be
given Friday evening in the Parish
House, under the direction of Mrs.
J. B. K. Lee, superintendent of primary
instruction in the Sunday school, for
the benefit of the primary department
of the school. v
The last meeting of the Thimble
Club will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock,
at the home of Mrs. A. B. Little, Fifth
and Cedar streets.
At the meeting of the vestry, follow
ing the annual meeting of the con
gregation, A. C. Ryerson was re-elected
assistant treasurer of the parish.
Rev. J. Manly Cobb, who, with Mrs.
Cobb, has Just returned from a short
vacation, will conduct the holy com
munion tomorrow at 8 a.m., morning
prayer and sermon at 11 a.m. and eve
ning prayer and sermon at 8 p.m. The
Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m.
and at 8:45 p.m. there will be the reg
ular meeting of the Young People’s
Society.
Congregational Theme Announced.
“Can We Be Christians?” will be the
sermon theme of Rev. A. F. Elmes, pas
tor of the People’s Congregational
Church tomorrow at 11 a.m. At 8 o’clock
he will preach a special sermon to the
Cliff Rock Society. The Young People’s
service begins at 6:30 p.m., with theme
for discussion, "What Is a Useful Life?”
Midweek prayer service Thursday pre
paratory to communion.
Farewell Dinner Planned.
‘ The Ladies’ Association of Metropoli
tan Memorial M. E. Church will give a
farewell dinner in the vestry of the
church next Thursday. Mrs. Harry D.
Mitchell, wife of a former pastor, will
give rn Illustrated # account of her re
cent trip to Jeru^rism.
They will be considered when at the
Judgment Christ judges our works. The
Master recognized the young ruler’s
need, so he tried to turn the thought of
the rich young man to know God, which
was not in the thought of the Inquiring
youth. We must never forget that “this
is life eternal; to know Ood and Jesus
Christ Whom He hath sent.” This
young man thought that he could do
something not Included In the Ten
Commandments to gain Heaven. Our
Lord unmasked the self-righteousness
of the rich young ruler, who had over
looked his relations with God. He had
failed to realize that omission of doing
wrong failed to satisfy the requirements
of the law.
H: was pretty well satisfied with his
record, which was largely centered upon
himself. He had overlooked a very
grave sin, which in his case was thr
love of money. He thought that he was
honest when he came seeking to know
how to obtain eternal life, but he was
unwilling to deny himself, take up his
cross and follow Christ. When Jesus
demanded that he sell what he had and
give it to the poor, he was unwilling to
give up everything that he had for
God’s glory. He could meet the test of
obeying the law in reference to his fel
lows, but lacked a love for Ood. The
love of riches triumphed over his desire
for eternal life, for he turned sadly but
decisively away from the Lord Jesus,
who looked after him with a heart hun
ger that longed to make him one of
His disciples.
The Cost of Dlsclpleship.
When the rich young man left, Jesus
took advantage of his departure to im
press upon His disciples the hindrance
of riches in the development of spiritual
life. Jesus never said a word against
the possession of money. In His com
ment upon the difficulties of “a rich
man entering the kingdom of God,” the
Master was emphasizing the fact that
the possession of wealth may lead peo
ple to "trust in riches’’ rather than
the grace of God. Without wealth we
couldn’t posse/s civilization nor could
Institutional Christianity be established
throughout "the world. The demand for
the young man to give up his all for
the glory of God contained the seeds of
spiritual Improvement for him. Unless
we put Christ first, seek first the king
dom of God and serve Him with all
that we possess and are, we cannot
count ourselves His disciples. Francis
Xavier, the great Jesuit missionary of
the Roman Catholic Church, stated that
in his great experience, hearing the
confessions of thousands, no one ever
confessed to him that he was guilty of
the sin of covetousness. Nevertheless,
moved by this sin, men have defrauded
their neighbors and governments. It
has prompted them to oppress their
employes, steal and even commit mur
der. Through God’s power and grace,
all who repent of their sins and believe
in Christ as their redeemer may be
saved.
Let us hear the Lord’s call and give
up all for Him. All that we possess
and can be Is through His grace and
love. If with His salvation, He has
freely offered us all things, we ought to
be willing to donate all that we possess
for His service and glory. The greatest
need today in the work of building up
the church of the living God and ad
vancing His kingdom is that all who
profess to be His followers shall be stew
ards not only of the manifold grace of
God but also of the gold and property
that He has Intrusted to them as trus
tee, to be used not for themselves but
for the advancement of Christ's king
dom among men. We know that He
will recognize every effort that we make
for Him and will reward us for every
sacrifice that we make for the purpose
of advancing His kingdom. If Chris
tians shared their incomes, the work
at home and abroad would be abun
dantly financed. Let us prove our love
by giving our all to Christ and thus
“lay up for ourselves treasures in
Heaven.”
DR. WEAVER. SELECTS
TWO SERMON TOPICS
“The Temptation of Jesus” and
“Absent Without Leave” Announc
ed by Illiteracy Committee Head.
Dr. Rufus W. Weaver, secretary
treasurer of the National Advisory Com
mittee on Illiteracy, will preach at the
National Baptist Memorial tomorrow
morning on “The Temptation of Jesus,"
and in the evening on the subject of
"Absent Without Leave.” It Is an
nounced that Pastor Johnson has so far
recovered as to plan to preach May 4
at the time of the observance of the
Lord's supper.
Following the midweek service Thurs
day evening, which Is the covenant
meeting, there will be held the annual
meeting of the church.
There will be the regular monthly
meeting Friday evening of the stand
ing committee. The same evening the
Boy Scouts and the Sea Scouts will
meet.
REVIVAL CONTINUED
Rev. Harry L. Collier, pastor of the
Full Gospel Tabernacle, North Capitol
and K streets, announces the continu
ation of the “Easter to Pentecost” re
vival all next week, with several con
vention speakers on the program.
Rev. Charles D. Peters of the First
Baptist Church of Butler, N. J., will
preach tomorrow at 11 an., and
Evengelist Betty Beylor will speak at
7:30 p.m.
Among the speakers next week will be
Rev. J. A. McCambridge. Evangelist
Ruth Schofield, Bertha Milligan, Ella
Finch and Mary Martin. Healing serv
ice will be held Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.
The Sunday school membership crusade
will meet at 9:30 a.m. Services are
nightly, except Saturday, at 7:45 o'clock,
and missionary meetings Tuesday, Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m.
PASTOR'S SERMON TEXTS
Sermon topics announced for Wis
consin Avenue Baptist Church, Forty
second and Fessenden streets, by the
pastor, Clarence R. Ferguson, are: 11
o’clock, "The Word of God,” and at 8
o’clock will continue the study of Rev
elation in the fourteenth chapter. 9:45
a.m., Bible school; 7 p.m., meeting of
the three B. Y. P. U. Societies.
Teachers and officers will meet at
7 p.m. Wednesday. The midweek Bible
study and prayer service will meet at
8 p.m. Wednesday.
DR. MELTON. TO PREACH
Dr. B. H. Melton, pastor of the Ninth
Street Christian Church, Ninth and D
streets northeast, will preach tomorrow
morning on "The Upward Quest.” The
evening topic will be “The Wages and
the Gift.”
The board of managers of the Dis
ciples’ Home will present an entertain
ment at the church Tuesday evening.
The proceeds of this entertainment will
go toward the home. The annual busi
ness meeting of the church will be held
Thursday evening.
Key. W. J. Seelye to Give Address.
“The Gospel of the Witnesses” is the
subject of the address that will be de
livered by Rev. William J. Seelye before
the Presbyterian Ministers’ Association
of Washington and vicinity next Mon
day at 11 a.m., In the New York Ave
nu: rrcsbrtcrlaa Cl.ai li.
T i- - -
BISHOP CONDUCTS
EVENSONG SERVICES
Right Rev. J. E. Freeman Will
Preach in Bethlehem
Chapel Tomorrow.
Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop
of Washington, will be the special
preacher at the people's evensong. In
Bethlehem Chapel of Washington Ca
thedral tomorrow at 4 p.m. This serv
ice will be broadcast over WRC.
Dr. Howard C. Robbins, former dean
of the Cathedral of St. John the Di
vine, New York City, and now a member
of the faculty of the General Theo
logical Seminary in the same city, will
preach at the 11 a.m. service in Beth
lehem Chapel, which includes the cele-.
bration of the holy communion. The
other services will include holy com
munion at 7:30 a.m. and morning
prayer and litany at 10 a.m.
Two pilgrimages will take place at
Washington Cathedral tomorrow, the
first at 12:30 p.m. and the second at
5 p.m. They will start from the Beth
lehem Chapel and will be led by Rev
John W. Gummere. Visitors as well
as residents are invited to participate in
these pilgrimages through the crypt
chapels of the Cathedral and to objects
of religious devotion and interest with
in the cathedral close. The Chapel
of St. Joseph of Arimathea in the
crossing crypt has been reopened to the
public after having been closed for some
time while adjacent construction was
being completed.
DR. RICETO PREACH
AT COVENANT CHURCH
Head of College in India Will Fill
* Pulpit Tomorrow in Absence
of Pastor.
Dr. C. Herbert Rice, president of
Ewing Christian College, Allahabad,
India, will preach at the Church of the
Covenant, Eighteenth and N streets, to
morrow in the absence of the pastor.
Dr. Albert Joseph McCartney, who is
in Pittsburgh.
The Sunday school will meet tomor
row at 9:45 a.m. The kindergarten
will have charge of small children at
11 o’clock, while their parents attend
the church service.
J. Robert Anderson will speak on
"The Last Mile,” at the Christian En
deavor service at 7 p.m. There will be
a social tea at 6:30 o’clock.
The annual meeting of the church
and congregation will be held Thursday
evening in place of the midweek serv
ice.
The last of the mission study classes
sponsored by the Society of the Cove
nant will be held in the chapel Fri
day at 11 o’clock.
DR. COPENHAVER LISTS
TWO SERMONS TOMORROW
Will Receive Class of New Mem
bers at Morning Service—Re-*
ception Thursday Evening. \
At Epworth Methodist Episcopal
Church South, Thirteenth street and
North Carolina avenue northeast. Dr.
John C. Copenhaver, pastor, will preach
at the 11 o’clock service tomorrow on
“How to Succeed in the Christian Life.”
At this service also he will receive a
large class into membership In the
church. The 8 o’clock sermon Will be
"What Is True Religion?"
Sunday school will meet at 9:30 am.
The Epworth Leagtie will meet at 7
pm. Clinton Lanham will be the leader
and the subject will be "The Gospel for
All.” Monday evening at 8 o’clock a
business meeting of the Epworth Leagtie
will be held.
A reception to the new members will
be held in the social rooms Thursday
evening, to which are invited all mem
bers and friends of the church.
ALL SOULS' TOPIC TOLD
At the 11 o’clock service tomorrow at
All Souls’ Church (Unitarian), Six
teenth and Harvard streets, the min
ister, Dr. Ulysses G. B. Pierce, will
preach on the subject: “Hands and
Wings.” The Lend-a-Hand Society will
meet immediately after the service in
the Lend-a-Hand room.
There will be a meeting of the Joseph
Priestley Conference May 1 at the First
Unitarian Church in Germantown, Pa.
Dr. Pierce will be in charge of the open
ing devotional service and the confer
ence address will be given by Dr.
William Laurence Sullivan.
ANNOUNCES TOPICS
Rev. George G. Culbertson will preach
tomorrow at both services in the New
York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
At the morning service he will speak
on "Until Stars Appear.” His subject
for the 8 o’clock evening worship will
be "Creating Your World.”
Two Sermom Announced.
Rev. Glenn B. Faucett, pastor of the
East Washington Heights Baptist
Church. Alabama and Branch avenues
southeast, will preach tomorrow morn
ing on “Your Life and Your Money,”
and in the evening on "How Far Will
Jesus Go?”
Hen’a Day at Zion Baptist.
A men’s day program will be observed
tomorrow at Zion Baptist Church.
Deanwood, D. C. Rev. J. Francis
Gregory will preach at 11 am.; Dr.
Roscoe C. Brown at 3:30 p.m., and Wil
liam B. West, dean of men at Howard
University, at 8 p.m.
LUTHER LEAGUE
In honor of the seventy-fifth anni
versary of the founding of its church,
St John’s Luther League, Pour-and-a
half and C streets southwest, tomorrow
at 6 pm., will give a tea followed by a'
devotional meeting at 8 p.m. Aiv invi
tation has been extended to all District
of Columbia Luther leaguers to attend.
Harry Hodges, former general secretary
of the Luther League of America, will
be the speaker of the evening at the
devotional service.
A reception for the newly confirmed
members was held at Incarnation
Lutheran Church, Monday evening.
St. Mark’s Luther League will hold
a reception for this year’s confirma
tion class April 30. The program in
cludes special musical numbers and a
social hour following the devotional
service
At its annual meeting. St. Paul’s
Luther League elected the following
officers: president, Howard Haasler;
vice president. Miss Eleanore Leech;
secretary, Miss Dorothy Burr, and
treasurer, Roland Renkel. "Shall We
Expand Missions? Why?” is the topic
which will be presented at the Bt
Paul’s Luther League devotional serv
ice tomorrow evening by Roland Mor
rtsette.
Fred Helss. president of the Luther
League of Baltimore and vicinity, was
a recent speaker at St. John's Lutheran
f’hurch, Eart Riverdale, Md„ whose
Luther I. rgue is alloted to the Wash
ington cLsUiet.
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