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Plans Are Completed for
Official Service No
vember 25.
Bishop James E Freeman will de
liver the sermon at the people s even
song service in Washington Cathedral
tomorrow at 4 o'clock. Canon Anson
Phelps Stokes of the Cathedral staff
will be the preacher at the celebration
of the holy communion at 11 a m.
Holy communion will be celebrated at
7:30 a.m. in the Bethlehem Chapel.
An official Thanksgiving Day serv
ice, sponsored by the Cathedral au
thorities, the United States Constitu
tion Sesquicentennial Commission and
the Grand Lodge of Masons of the
District of Columbia, will be held in
the Cathedral November 25 at 11 a.m.
The United States Government will
be represented by Vice President John
Nance Garner, members of the Presi
dent's cabinet and members of both
Houses of Congress. Special invita
tions have been issued through Rep
resentative Sol Bloom, director general
of the Sesquicentennial Commission,
to members of tlie diplomatic corps
and officers of the various local Ma
sonic units. The sermon will be de
livered by Bishop Freeman.
To accommodate an unusually large
audience, arrangements are being
made to amplify the service for an
overflow congregation in the open
air amphitheater on Mount St. Alban
or, in the event of unfavorable weather,
in the crypt chapels and corridors of
the Cathedral. Paul B. Cromelin,
grand master of Masons, and his as
sociates are co-operating with Director j
General Bloom and ihe Cathedral staff
in completing plans for welcoming one
of the largest congregations that has
assembled in the Cathedral in recent
Bishop Freeman announces the Rev.
Samuel M. Shoemaker, rector of Cal
vary Church in New York City, will
he the special preacher at the service
of morning prayer in the Cathedral
on Advent Sunday. November 28. at j
11 a.m. This sermon, entitled "The
Church Has the Answer." preached at
the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
in New- York City recently, has at- j
traded wide comment.
There will be a celebration of the ;
holy communion at 9:30 a.m. on the j
second and fourth Sundays in the :
month, in addition to the 7:30 a.m.!
service, until further notice. The 11 j
o clock service on the second and J
fourth Sundays will take the form of
morning prayer and sermon.
Dr. John C. Ball to Conduct An
nual Service at Metropolitan
At the Metropolitan Baptist Church.
Dr. John Compton Ball will conduct
the annual harvest home service to
morrow et emng, He will be assisted
by members of the Young People's
Union, and will deliver a message on
“Sowung and Reaping.” At the morn
ing service he will give a Thansksgiv
Ing sermon on "Thinking and Thank
A special service of praise will be
held Thursday at 7 am. Members
of the Bible school will assist. The
last half of the hour will be devoted
to testimonies of thanksgiving.
Donations for the Baptist Home for
Ladies will be received Sunday and 1
also on Thanksgiving morning.
On Tuesday at 7 pm. the Thru
the-Bible Class meets with Mrs. Wil
liam Hasker leading. At 8 o'clock j
the Woman's Bible Class with Mrs. I
C. F. Fagan, president, leading, will
hold a business conference.
The Adult Union will hold religious j
services at the Northeast Gospel Mis- !
Sion Tuesday at 8 pm,
Rev. W. F. Atkinson to Preach at
Dumbarton M. E.
The Joash Chest offering will be
taken tomorrow morning at the Dum- j
barton M. E. Church. The Rev. Wai- |
ter F. Atkinson will preach on "The
Religious Message of the Joash Chest.”
He will speak to the children on
“Giving Thanks.” Donations will be
received In the evening for the Meth
odist Home. A sketch, "The God of
Harvest Praise,” will be presented. The
minister will continue his series of
sermons on “Men of the Centuries.” i
Th« theme will be "The Outstanding
Man of the Second Century.”
Union Thanksgiving services will be
held Thursday in Christ Episcopal
Church at 10:30 am.
i ” — ■ i
Church Federation
At a meeting of the Board of Di- J
rectors this week the final report of
the Building Committee was received
Dr. G. Ellis Williams was confirmed
as chairman of the Committee on
Comity and the Rev. Peter Marshall,
pastor of the New York Avenue
Church, was added to the Committee
on Evangelism.
The Religious Education Committee
reported the tentative agreement that
the proposed school in Christian liv
ing. originally set for next February,
would be postponed to the latter part
of November, 1938.1 The training
school for Sunday school workers
Will be held in February, however.
The Hospital Committee has decided
to have a training course for volunteer
visitors early next year. The Rev
Robert M. Skinner is the chairman of
the subcommittee in charge of the
The Committee on Race Relations
Is planning for a conference February
12. Dr. R. M. Kennard is chairman of
the committee.
The president, Dr. Horace E.
Cromer, was authorized to appoint a
committee of five active pastors as a
Jury to determine what Christian lay
man of the city is entitled to have the
award for conspicuous service to the
community during the past year. The
name of the man selected will be re
ported at the January meeting and en
graved on a silver scroll as the first of
a list to be so honored annually.
The Christmas plans for distribu
tion of candy and greeting cards in
the hospitals are under way. They are
in charge of Mrs. Murray. The ar
rangements for Christmas trees in
the alleys and visitation by church
groups are also progressing. These are
being directed by Miss Russell.
A “peace class,” sponsored by the
Woman's Council, will be held in
Foundry M. E. Church November 30
tram 10:30 to 2:30.
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Pastor 13 Years
~ r~ N'
In Evening Dr. Blackwelder
Will Conclude Current
Sermon Series.
At the Church of the Reformation
tomorrow at 11 o'clock by Dr. Oscar F. '
Blackwelder will use for his theme.
"What Is a Spoiled Person?” At 8
pm. he will conclude his series on
"What a Modern Man Can Believe,”
using for his subject "The Spirit of
The Intermediate Luther League
w ill meet for supper at 6 o'clock. The
subject, "Out in Society,” will be dis
cussed. John R, Zorb and Betty Jane
Davis are the hast and hostess. In
the Senior League "Thanksgiving” will
be the topic, discussed by Josephine
McCall. Arline Detlefs, Jack Lynn and
John Nordberg. The devotional leader
will be Jean Lee. The Young People's
League will have for their guest
speaker Dr. Bertha Paulssen of the
University of Leipsig and director of
government welfare work at Hamburg.
Her subject will be "Modern Ger
many.” The Adult League will have
for their leader Miss Esther Swenson.
Robert E. Lee will give a book review
on "Point Counter Point,” by Aldous
A meeting for instruction of all who
will take part in the ajinual Every
Member Visitation on December 5 will
be held Tuesday at 8 o'clock in the
parish hall.
The joint Thanksgiving service of
St. Mark's, St. John's and Reformation
Churches will be held in Reformation
Church Thursday at 10 o'clock. Dr.
Harvey D Hoover, professor of prac
tical theology in Gettysburg Seminary,
will be the preacher. Dr. John Weidley,
the- Rev. J. Luther Frantz, the Rev.
George Eveler and Dr. Blackwelder
will share in the services.
Fourth Presbyterian Pastor to
Preach on "Salvation Is God's
Re -creation.'*
The Rev. Jame^ H. Miers will preach
Sunday at 11 a.m. on "Salvation Is
God's Re-creation.” This sermon
will be broadcast over Station WOL
from 11:30 to 12. At 7 o'clock the
subject is "Predestination and Moral
Responsibility.” At 8 o'clock the sub
ject is "Jesus Makes the Blind to
On Monday at 7:45 p.m. there will
be a talk on “Jehovah's Witnesses
on Immortality, the Holy Spirit and
Retribution.” This talk is a candid, i
impartial view' of this teaching com
pared with the Scriptures.
Thursday at 11 o'clock the sermon
will be broadcast over WOL from [
11:30 to 12 o’clock. The subject is !
"Our Annual Thanksgiving." At 8
o’clock there will be a talk. "Speaking
God’s Wisdom in a Mystery."
At 9:30 a m., the James H Miers
Bible Class meets in Kelly Hall. At
10 o’clock the minister will begin a
short series of studies on one of the
Old Testaments greatest chapters,
The Fifty-third of Isaiah.”
At Central Presbyterian Church to
morrow Dr. James H. Taylor will
preach in the morning on "The Way
■)f Salvation for a Confused World,”
and at night on "Living Epistles.” The
Thanksgiving service will be held
Thursday at 11 a m. Dr. Taylor will
preach on "The Recognition of the
Providence of God.”
The Fireside Hour will be held* at
5:15 p.m.
Copies of the sermons. "Why I Be
lieve." recently published, will be made
available to the congregation.
"The Privilege of Living" is the
rhanksgiving message of the Rev. Ed
ward O. Clark, pastor of the Chevy
Chase Baptist Church, tomorrow
The Chevy Chase community service i
will be held in this church tomorrow ;
evening. The Rev. Linn C. Drake,
earlier of the Vaughn class of Calvary
3aptist Church, will be the speaker.
Union Thanksgiving service will be
veld Thursday in Wesley M. E. Church
it 10 o’clock, with Dr. j. Hillman Hol
ister of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian j
Church delivering the sermon.
Members and friends of the 28
Lutheran churches of Washington
ind vicinity will gather contributions
if food and clothing and bring them
0 their churches tomorrow morning
■<> be collected by the Lutheran Inner
Mission Society, 1225 New York ave
nue, social and welfare organization
if the Lutheran churches of Washing
ton. Miss Frances Dysinger is the
More than 200 Thanksgiving bas
sets and an equal number for Christ
mas are distributed each year.
Dinner and Bazaar.
The Woman’s Guild of Transfig
uration Episcopal Church has com
pleted arrangements for its annual
bazaar and turkey dinner December
1 and 2 in the parish hall. 1415 Gal
latin street. Dinner will be served at
5 pm. There will also be many ar
ticles on sale.
Foundry M. E. to Hold Quar
terly Conference
Dr. Frederick Brown Harris opens
the fourteenth year of his ministry
tomorrow in Foundry M. E. Church.
He will preach at 1*1 a m. on ’"The
Chimes" and at 8 p.m. on "The
Golden Stairs."
He will meet with members of the
Wesley Class of the church school
at its morning session, following up
a schedule of visitation of the various
groups and classes in that body.
The First Quarterly Conference of
the church will be held Tuesday at
8 o'clock, with Dr. G. Ellis Williams
The annual Thanksgiving service
will be held in this church Thanks
giving Day at 11 ant. Dr. Harris
will deliver the sermon on "A String
of Pearls" and the Foundry Choir will
Special Music to Mark Ninth
Street Christian Program
Tomorrow Morning.
The Sunday morning worship serv
ice at the Ninth Street Christian
Church will be a Thanksgiving observ
ance. The Rev. Clifford H. Jope will
preach on "The Thankful Heart."
Miss Naomi Hewitt, former cello solo
ist of the Boston Women's Symphony,
will play two numbers. Tins is the
third Sunday of "loyalty month"
which the church is observing in No
The high school department, Miss
Mildred Crump, superintendent, will
be specially recognized in the morning
worship service.
The Junior Church meets the same
hour in the church house under the
direction of Mrs. Margaret Small.
"The Sabbath Day" will be the ser
mon subject by the pastor at 7:45 p.m.
This is the fourth in the series on the
Ten Commandments.
The union Thanksgiving service will
be held at Epworth M. E. Church
South Thursday at 10:30. The Rev.
J. Harold Mumper, pastor of Keller
Memoral Lutheran Church, will be the
preacher. There will be no prayer
meeting Thursday evening.
•'Thankful! For What?" Is Sub
ject of Sermon at National City
Christian Church,
With the Thanksgiving theme in
mind. Dr. Raphael Harwood Miller
will use for his sermon topic tomor
row morning at the National City
Christian Church "Thankful! For
In the evening Sidney R. Bradley
of Indianapolis will be guest speaker.
The union Thanksgiving service of
the Calvary Baptist, First Congrega
tional, Mount Vernon Methodist and
National City Christian will be held
in this church Thursday at 11 a m.
Dr. Howard Stone Anderson will
preach the sermon.
The Scripture, music and sermon of
the morning worship in the Sixth
Presbyterian Church tomorrow at 11
a m. will have the theme: "A Positive
Creed.” The Rev. J. H. Garner will
Man- Worley will lead the Senior
High School Young People at 7 a m.
Martha Ferrenz will lead the Junior
High School as they discuss "How Can
We Be Thankful?” Mildred Wilcox
has "The Presbyterian Church in
America” as her theme for the college
The session will meet Monday at the
home of the minister, 225 Baltimore
avenue, Takorna Park, at 7:30 p.m.
The annual Thanksgiving Day serv
ice will be held from 10 to 11 a m.
The sermon will be "In All Things
Give Thanks.”
The Session will meet at the close of
service Sunday morning to receive
those planning to unite with the
church. /
At Columbia Heights Christian
Church in preparation for the every
member canvass which will be begun
tomorrow the Rev. A. P. Wilson will
speak on "As God Hath Prospered
In the evening the Bagby Christian
Endeavor Society will present the play
"Living Flame.” The cast includes
Shirley Egan, Maynard Eicher, Ethel
Whitlow. James Waldo, Donald Creech,
Earl Spiker, Cub Sixbey and George
Hall sr.
On Thursday evening the prayer
service will be resumed, when the
topic will be “How to Pray.” The
Board of Education will meet Monday
at the church.
Jr. 0. U. A. M. SERVICES
Members to Attend Third Chris
tian Church.
Special services for members of the
Junior Order of United American Me
chanics will be conducted by the Rev.
C. N. Williams, pastor of the Third
Christian Church, Sixth and H streets
S.W., tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The pastor will preach at 11 o'clock
on "Why Should I Give Thanks." The
Lord’s Supper will be observed.
B. Y. P. U. News
National Baptist will have a special
speaker Sunday evening, Dr. Gezork of
Furman University.
Fifth will be led by the Stewardship
Commission, with Anne Rook In
charge. The topic for discussion will
be "A Missionary Art Gallery.” The
preaching service will be in charge
of Elizabeth Moyer. The young people
will have some part in it. Seth Parker
will be held at Jack Farrell’s house.
First will present a Thanksgiving
program under the direction of the
Service Commission.
Thanksgiving baskets will be given
by most of the churches; contribu
tions will be made Sunday evening.
A Lesson for the Week
Social Service at Its Best
Is Found in the Churches.
CONDESCENDINGLY patting the Lord Almighty on the head is now
adays a favorite gesture of public men. They feel a glow of self
righteous pride that their vast Influence has been exerted on the
side of God. They approve religion—but, do not practice it. Defi
cient in a sense of humor, such men do not perceive the absurdity of their atti
tude or its futility.
For the Infinite Father must count it presumption and folly and utter
dishonesty for a man to speak words of tribute to Him that are not backed
by a godly life. Down the ages come thundering the pertinent words of the
prophet Samuel: "Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice.” Great gifts and
uwiiiuicuuaiuijf me nu suumi*^
tute for Christian dlscipleship. The
only passible way to honor God is to
obey Him. He who sits enthroned in
the highest heavens has no need of the
insincere praises of men whose lives
flout His will.
Getting Down to Bedrock.
During a dizzy era the church
made much of these encomiums. A
tew kind words about religion from
a prominent politician or a leader in
business were
sure to be quoted
in many sermons
and in the reli
gious press. Now
adays, however, a
mood cf realism
has come upon
the world. Praise
of the church
from men who
never attend her
j services is seen to
I be hollow mork
i cry. Shallow gen
' eralizatlons about
religion are rec
. l)r. Kllis.
ognized as mean
ingless. There is a new accent, In
ecclesiastical utterances and by pres
ent-day prophets, upon the indis
pensability of personal loyalty to
Christ as the bedrock foundation of
| religion and reform.
In many denominations and In the
| Christian Endeavor movement the
day's watchword is "Back to Christ”
or "Forward With Christ ” It seems
to be newly recognized that religion
is not a hazy thing, of vague sen
timentality, but that the essentia!
foundation of Christianity is Jesus
Christ, the Divine Savior of the
| world. As Paul writes, in our lesson
text: "For other foundation can no
man lay than that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.” Only as we
return to this basis may we hope to
see religion really flourish in the land.
Men handi/ins Piety.
Once, In Turkey, I met a young ^
missionary who was bewildered and
disillusioned because he was expected
to do a full day's drudgery in a
mission school. He had thought that 1
being a missionary was merely ‘talk- j
ing piety! His precious experiences, |
as a coddled "good" young man, had
; led him to believe that nothing much
more was expected of him. Needless
! to say. he has been returned to the
homeland as unfit for missionary work.
| Without seeming unkind or over
j critical, may I not enter a protest
j against the vogue of trying to turn
! every outstanding young Christian
into a full-time, salaried religious
worker? Too often this seems like
merchandising piety. Christianity to
day has too many salaried officers;
I and not enough men and women who
| can say, with William Carey'. "My
business is serving the Lord; I cob
ble shoes to pay expenses."
There is need for missionaries in
| pagan lands; there is greater need I
! for vital, effective disciples of Jesus ;
in every workshop, home, school and j
office. Ages ago it was the usage for i
pious folk to retreat into monaster- |
les and convents; today's call Is for j
: equally devoted Christians to enter ;
heartily into the world's affairs. I
| there to live a sincerely religious life
and to do active service for the Mas
ter. Our "full-time Christian work
ers” are mostly in demand as self
sustaining servants of God in the
midst of the sweeping, swirling cur
rents of the life of today.
Best "Social Workers.”
"Social service" has become a pro
fession during the past 50 years. Be
fore ever this term came into use,
there were millions of men and wom
en who, for the love of Christ, were
doing helpful deeds—caring for the
sick and the poor, comforting the
sorrowing, serving neighbors in
need, and standing for law and or
der and decency. Even today, despite
our multitude of trained social serv
ice workers, the greater amount of
helpfulness comes from the unpaid
efforts of women and men in whose
hearts burns the love of God.
Tarry for a moment to consider
the social value of the tireless, self
less work of the more than two mil
lion Sunday school teachers in the
United States and Canada. Week af
ter week, whatever the/weather, and
despite the conflicting calls upon
their time, they give themselves to
the task of instructing and inspiring
children and adults upon life's deep
est essentials. Many of them attend
training classes and spend money for
lesson helps; and give time to prep
aration. They visit their pupils in
their homes, and are to them true
friends in every sort of need. Robert
Raikes, the Gloucester, England,
newspaper editor who founded the
Sunday school, had no other aim
than social service to the needy chil
dren of his city's slums, and that
conception has been filled and vastly
Consider all the varied forms of
w hat we now catalogue as "social serv
ice” which are being done by the
women of the churches for the needy
of their neighborhoods, of the Nation
and the world. Were these to be dra
matized, it would amaze the public.
Christian women have magnificently
heeded the apostle's injunction in our
lesA>n. 'So then, as we have opportu
nity, let us work that which is good
toward all men. and especially toward
them that are of the household of
It All Comes Back.
It has often been said that the Lord
never lets Himself get into debt to
any man. Whoever gives to God. of
substance or of service, a ways gets
back more than he gave. The reflex
of Christian work is seen in the char
acter of the workers. Uncounted
myriads of Christians have come to
strength and beauty of character be
cause of their activities. The task
shapes the man as truly as the man
shapes the task. Dr. Maltbie D Bab
cock once gave this recipe for growth,
in the form of an acrostic;
R ight
o n
W orking
It is all In our assigned Lesson
Scripture. As Paul wrote to the Gal
atians. "Be not deceived; God is not
mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth.
that shall he also reap . . . And let us
not be weary in well doing, for in due
season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
The Sunday School Lesson for No
vember 21 is: "Christian Workers.”
I.Cor 3:10-15; Gal6:6-10.
Dr. Herbert Gezork to
Preach at National Bap
tist Church.
Dr. Herbert Gezork of the faculty
! of the Furman University, Greenville.
S. C., and formerly of the Baptist j
; Youth Movement in Germany, will [
i preach at the National Baptist Memo- j
rial Church tomorrow morning and
pvening as the guest speaker of the J
Baptist Student Union In the closing '
I sessions of its three-day convention, j
I His theme in the morning will be
I “Lovest Thou Me?” and in the eve- j
! ning “Serving With Christ Today and j
Dr. Frank Leavell of Nashville, j
; Tenn . will address the student con
vention as it meets with the Fidelis
[ Class in the Mizpah classroom at 9:45
j a.m.
The union Thanksgiving service will
be held at this church Thursday at
10:30. with Dr. Edward H. Pruden of i
the First Baptist Church preaching. !
Prayer service will be held at 8 pm.,
with the subject “Reasons for Thanks
The Mizpah Class for Women will
hold a social and meeting at the home
of Mrs. S. T. Hughes Tuesday eve
Young People Will Take Part
in the Program in Eve
“The Gifts of God” will be the sub
ject of the sermon tomorrow morning
at the Calvary M. E. Church by Dr.
Frank Steelman. At the evening serv
ice the young people will participate
as follows: Song leader, Finley Ches
ton; prayer, Whitford Cheston; Scrip
ture reading, Miriam Moreland. The
young people's and senior choirs will
combine in a presentation of Maunder’s
"Song of Thanksgiving.” Louis A.
Potter will conduct and soloists will be
Mrs. Ruby Potter, soprano: Mrs. Bertha
Morgan, contralto; Merle Gates, tenor:
George Stonebraker, baritone; Joseph
Wells, bass. Miss Catherine Whitlock
will assist in the accompaniment on
the piano, with Mr. Potter at the
Miss Frances Boss will present a
program dealing with some phase of
local community service at the Young
People's League at 7 p.m. The mid
week devotional service will give place
to a Thanksgiving service at 10:30
o’clock Thursday morning. Dr. Steel
man will speak on "Our Sure Defence.”
An offering will be taken for the Meth
odist Home for the Aged.
“The Fly in the Ointment”
Will Be Subject in
"The Fly in the Ointment" will be
the sermon subject of Dr. H. W. Bur
gan at Hamline M. E. Church tomor
row at 11 o'clock, and at 8 p m., "That
First Thanksgiving Day."
The Brotherhood Bibie Class will be
addressed 9:45 am. tomorrow by Ed
win A. Swingle on "The Birth and
Boyhood of Jesus." The Junior High
League will meet at 6 p m. The Ep
worth League will meet at 6:45 pm.
The Ladies' Aid Society will sponsor
"an enjoyable evening" in the social
hall Monday night.
The Thanksgiving service will be
held Thursday at 10:30 o'clock. Special
music will be rendered by the church
choir and the sermon will be preached
by Dr. Burgan.
At a recent meeting of the Brother
hood Bible Class the following officers
were elected: President, Frank L.
Smith: first vice president. Dr. L. W.
White; second vice president, Theodore
Lewis; secretary, H. C. Hatcher, as
sistant secretary. H. L. Lepper; treas
urer, Hunter B. Linton.
Incarnation Lutheran to Ob
serve Holiday at 10:30 — Mis
sionary Societies Meet Tomorrow.
The Incarnation Lutheran Church
will observe Thanksgiving Day on
Thursday at 10 30 a m.
The service tomorrow at 11 a m. will
be in charge of the Rev. Henry Man
ken, Jr. At « pm . in the chapel, the
Woman's Missionary Societies will
hold their annual thank offering
service. George it Weltr.el, a Luth
eran layman of Matt (more, will be the
The Intermediate Luther League
subject of "tiot Us Give Thanks" will
be presented b,v William Moore, Jr.,
at 7 p.m. .lean Duff will lead. The
Senior I.ulher la-ague will meet to
night at the home of Marguerite Hess.
William Wolta. president, will preside.
Under the sponsorship of the Woman’s
Guild a Thanksgiving holiday pro
gram will be given In tlie parish hall
Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. A playlet,
"Turkey Red," will be presented by
Mrs. H. E. OriflUh. Mrs. Grace Freas,
Jane Moberly. Margaret Harris. Kath
erine Shook and Hope OriflUh.
The Church Council is issuing invi
tations to the congregation's 30th an
niversary. to be observed December •
at 11 ajn.
Rector of Long Island
Church Speaks Tomorrow
at 11 O’clock.
Dr. Jonathan Goodhue Sherman,
rector of St. Thomas' Episcopal
Church, Farmingdale, Long Lslahd,
and a fellow at the College of Preach
ers, will be the guest speaker tomorrow
at the 11 o’clock services at St.
Thomas' Church, Eighteenth street
near Dupont Circle N.W.
Dr. Sherman, who received B. A. de
gree at Yale and S. T. B. degree from
the General Seminary, is the son of
the late rector of St. John's Church In
Bridgeport, who died last year. This
son declined to become his father's
successor at that rectorship. The choir
will have a special program.
On Thanksgiving mornln" at the 11
o'clock service the rector, Dr. H. S,
Wilkinson, will preach. The choir
will sing special music.
Bishop Flske will be the guest
preacher on December 12, when the
first anniversary of the rectorship of
Dr. Wilkinson will be observed.
—' ' •
Dr. Carl C. Rasmussen to Preach
at Luther Place Memorial
Dr. Carl C. Rasmussen, pastor of
Luther Place Memorial Church, will
preach tomorrow morning on ' Religion
I Bears Fruit.” Mrs. Mitchell A. Mar
ques will sing. A group of new mem
bers will be received,
j "Let Us Give Thanks” is the sub
j l*ct for discussion by the Intermediate
| Luther League at 6 p m. George Keis
I ter will preside.
Miss Bernice Ouren will speak on
! "Minorities” at the Senior Luther
League meeting at 7 p m.
At the Thanksgiving service Thurs
! day at 10 30 Dr. Rasmussen will bring
j the Thanksgiving meditation,
j A Thanksgiving meeting of the
; Mother's Club is Tuesday at 7:45 in
j ihe church parlors. Miss Frances Dy
singer, executive director of the Lu- j
: theran Inner Mission Society of Wash
ington, will speak on "Let Us Give
; Thanks.” Mrs. L. A. Fry will lead
j the devotions.
Annual Every Member Canvass of
Entire Congregation Will
"Angels Wings" wili be the title of
the sermon of the Rev. J. Adrian
Pfeiffer, pastor of the Takoma
i Lutheran Church, tomorrow morning
The annual every member canvass of
[ the congregation will begin.
The members of the Sunday school
are preparing the Thanksgiving ser
mon which the Rev. Mr. Pfeiffer will
deliver at 10 o'clock Thursday.
"The Roots of Real Life" will be
the subject of the sermon at Zion
Lutheran Church by the Rev. Edward
G Goetz.
The Intermediate Luther League
will meet at 6 o'clock with Charles
Gardner as the leader. Topic. "Let
Us Give Thanks." The Senior Luther
League will meet at 7 o'clock with
Fred Schickler as the leader. Topic,
The Thanksgiving Day service will
be held Thursday at 10 a m. The
pastor will speak on "A Chord of
The annual every member visita
tion will be made the wpek of Novem
ber 28. A cafeteria dinner will be
served by the Ladies' Aid December 1.
The Rev. Albert P. Shirkev will
preach tomorrow at 11 a m. in Fran
cis Asbury M. E. Church on "The
Church and Creative Living" Thus
is the third of a series of messages
on "Christ's Message to Hus Church.”
The topic at 8 pm. is "The Road to
The congregation will give its an
nual reception to the pastor and the
new members Tuesday.
Prayer services will be held Thurs
day at 8 pm. The pastor will con
tinue his series of talks on "The Ser
mon on the Mount” with the sub
ject "They That Mourn.”
The Committee on Citizenship and
Community Service will conduct the
young people's meeting at 6:45 p.m.
The special topic of the sermon
Sunday morning by the Rev. J. Fred
eric Wenchel, pastor of Christ Luth
eran Church, will be "Will There Be a
Final General Judgment of All Men?’’
The Sunday school will hold harvest
home service at 10:30 o'clock. Food
stuffs and other articles which will be
brought by the school as jt thank
offering will be given to the Augsburg
Home for the Aged and Orphans.
At 5 o'clock there will be a business
and educational meeting. The newly
elected president, Miss Josephine Heit
muller, will be inducted into office.
The educational topic will be “Crime
and Itp Causes." Rudolph Wendling
will lead the discussion.
Thanksgiving Day at 11 o'clock
there will be a service with a sermon
by the pastor.
The sixth anniversary of the Good
Will Colored Baptist Church will be
observed in services beginning to
morrow and continuing through next
The program is, Sunday. 11 a m..
Dr. James L. Finn preaching, "Rea
sons For Thanksgiving”; 8 p.m., the
Rev. R. E. Johnson; Monday, 8 p.m.,
the Rev. Leon S. Wormley, pastor of
Zion Baptist Church. Dean wood. D.
C.: Tuesday, 8 p.m., play by the Good
Will Baptist Sunday School staff;
Wednesday, 8 p.m.. Dr. Daniel Wash
ington. pastor. First Baptist Church;
Thursday. 8 p.m.. the Rev. R. L. Tay
lor. Richmond, Va.; Friday, 8 p.m.,
anniversary sermon. Dr. Qeorge O.
Bullock, Third Baptist Church; No
vember 38, 11 i n., Dr. Pinn, "Look
ing Forward", 8 pjn., choir pageant.

Dean of College in China to
Preach to Georgetown
Dr. L George Paik will preach at
11am. tomorrow in Georgetown Pres
byterian Church. After receiving de
grees at Park College, Princeton, Yale
and the Anglo-Chinese College at '
Tientsin. China, he returned to his :
own coutry where he is now dean of j
the liberal arts department in Chosen j
Christian College.
Th juniors will meet at 5:30 p m. in
Cissel Chapel, intermediates at 6 :45 in
the balcony room and the seniors at
6:45 in the chapel.
The auxiliary will meet Tuesday
evening in Cissel Chapel.
The congregation will join with the
other churches of ^Georgetown in a |
union Thanksgiving' service in Christ
Episcopal Church, Thursday at 10:30. ;
Dr. Charles A. Richmond, former
president of Union College, will preach.

Rev. R. L. Wood to Discuss "What
Shall I Choose" in
The Rev. R. L. Wood will preach
tomorrow morning in Pet worth M. E
Church on “What Shal! I Choose?" At
8 p.m the evening service of helpful
ness will be held, with the informal
song service led by the senior vested
choir. The sermon subject will be
"The Message of a Name.”
The Epworth League meets at 7 p.m , j
with Doris McCarty leading the serv
ice and speaking on “Thanksgiving "
On Thursday at 10 30 a m. the
members will unite in the community
Thanksgiving service at the Wallace j
Memorial United Presbyterian Church, j
The Rev. Henry J. Smith will deliver !
the sermon, with the other ministers
On November 28 at 8 pm the an
nual home service will be held, with 1
the minister in charge.
"Giving Thanks"’ will be the sub
ject of the Rev. Raymond W. White, j
pastor of Rhode Island Avenue M. P.
Church, tomorrow morning. The
service will be an observance of
Thanksgiving Day. In the evening
his subject will be “Life's Burdens."
Tiie pastor will teach the men's !
Bible class at 9:40 a m. He will lead i
a discussion on "Christian Workers "
The congregation will join the union
service at the United Brethren Church
on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m. There
will be no early morning service and
no Thursday night service.
On Tuesday night the men's Bible
class will be entertained by R. L. Pile, j
3608 Veazey street NW. The busi
ness meeting will be conducted bv
Samuel Barrow, after which an enter
tainment will be given.
The Thanksgiving Day program at 1
the Church of the Pilgrims will begin j
with a breakfast given at 8 a m. by j
the Young Peoples Society to the '
Fellowship Group. Howard C. Cobbs, j
managing editor of the Presbyterian j
of the South, and special student at !
the Union Theological Seminary,
Richmond, Va , will address the young |
people on "Presidents’ Thanksgiving !
Proclamations.” Dr. Andrew Reid !
Bird, pastor, will preach at n a m.
on "Ascending Grades of Gratitude.”
Dr. Bird will preach tomorrow at
11 a m. on "To Whom Shall We Go.”
At the 8 p.m. service, he will speak
on "The Way of Prayer.”
The Young People's Society will
have a vesper service and light sup
per at 6:15 p.m. The Fellowship j
Group will meet at 6 p.m. and the
Christian Pioneers at 6:30 pm


At Union M. E. Church tomorrow Dr. j
John R. Edwards will preside. The '
Woman's Home Missionary Society \
will be in charge of the morning serv
ice. The message will be given by Mrs.
B. T. Hynson. president of the Swart
sell Children's Home Board. Miss
Myrtle Henry is president of the local j
Dr. Edwards will preach at 8 p.m.
on "The Return to Religion."
Union's congregation will unite with j
Western Presbyterian for Thanksgiving
service at the latter church at 11 a m.
Thanksgiving Day.
Dr. C. E. Hawthorne, pastor of the
Wallace Memorial United Presbyterian
Church, will preach at the 11 o'clock
service on “The Yielded Heart”
At 8 p.m., w’hich is choir night, a
chorus choir of more than 40 voices,
together with the quartet, will lead in
a service of praise suitable to this
Thanksgiving season. The minister
will give a short message also.
On Thanksgiving a union service
will be held in Wallace Memorial
Church at 10:30 o'clock. The Pet- ]
worth Methodist Church and the Pet
worth Baptist Church participate. |
The speaker will be Dr. Henry J.
Smith, pastor of the Petworth Bap
tUt Church. i
milllTY Nl. E. PLANS
Church to Observe Its 135th
Anniversary With Serv
ices Tomorrow.
The 135th anniversary of Trinitv M.
E. Church will be observed with serv- 1
ices starting tomorrow.
Hr. A B. Potorf of American Uni
versity will speak at the 11 a,m serv
ices. The quartet and chorus choir
will render special music. Dr. G.
Ellis Williams, superintendent of
Washington district, will preach at
night. The Epworth League will meet
at 7 p.m , directed by Robert Byers.
An organ recital will be given Tues
day night by Charles Gauss, assisted
by Pied J. Eden, baritone and Ema
Embrey, soprano.
Lnion Thanksgiving Dav services
will be held at 10 30 a m . with Dr.
Warren D Bowman, pastor of the
Washington Church of the Brethren
This rhurrh was started by a few
families in 1795, A society was formed
in 1802 and occupied a building on
Greenleaf Point. In 1807 It moved
*'0 a warehouse on New Jersey ave- >
nue. which they occupied until thev
erected a two-story building on the ’
Piout Farm, at what Is now South j
Carolina avenue and Fourth street
SE^ in 1810, This was the first
Methodist Church building in Wash
ington City. The building was en- !
larged later and served the congrega- !
tion until 185-L when the old Fourth
street church was erected, in 1897
the congregation built the present !
structure at Fifth street and Pennsyl
vania avenue S E.
Covenant - First Presbyterian to
Have Thanks Service Thurs
day Morning.
Dr. Albert J. McCartney, pastor of
Covenant-First Presbyterian Church
will continue the series of sermons to
morrow morning on "How and Where
to Find God ” The subject is "You
Can Find Him if You Really Want
The annual Thanksgiving service
will be held Thursday at 11 o'clock.
Dr. McCartney preaching.
The All Comers Men s Bible Class
will hold a get-together dinner at the
church Monday at fi 30 pm.
The young peoples societies will
meet from 6 to 7 p m.
The annual thank offering for for
eign missions will be taken at the
morning service in the Church of the
Atonement. Edna Hill of the Balti
more Deaconess Motherhouse will
At the vesper service Rev. H E.
Snyder will speak on “The Final
Judgment as taught in the "Parable
of the 10 Virgins.”
Thanksgiving service will be held
Thursday at 10 o’clock Parents are
urged to bring the children.
Luther League at 7 p m.; topic, "Mi
The annual dinner and bazaar given
by the Ladies' Aid on December 1
and 2.
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Concordia Lutheran Evangelical
Church will conduct memorial serv
ices tomorrow in honor of the mem
ory of its members who died during
the last 12 months. The Rev. Charles
Enders, who has been kept out of the
pulpit for the last two Sundays be
cause of illness, expects to conduct the
services in both the German service
at 10 am. and the English servire at
11:15 am. He will speak on “The
Christian Comfort in Death.” The
Davison Glee Club, under the direc
tion of John R. Monroe, with Robey*
Volland as soloist, will sing at the
Thanksgiving Day service will be
held Thursday at 10:30 a m.
The District of Columbia Sunday
School Association is planning Schools
of Christian Living as a follow-up of
the Preaching Mission last year. In
this connection it is having a course
of lectures.
They are conducted by Dr Warren
D. Bowman, pastor of thp Church of
the Brethren, Fourth street and North
Carolina avenue SE, on Sunday i
nights at 8 o'clock. The general topic j
Is “Home Building." His subject to- i
aiorrow 1s “Choosing a Mate.” j
Christian Endeavor j
Wallace Memorial United Presby
terian and Ninth Street Christian ex
pert classes will meet tomorrow after
toon. ■
Le Rendezvous of National City
Christian wall have its annual banquet
onight at 6:30 The program theme 1
s "Your Land and My Land. On
Thanksgiving Day Le Rendezvous is
sponsoring a dinner and entertainment
it. the social hall.
Westminster Presbyterian seniors to
norrow evening will continue the
theme "Christian Conduct.” Claude
riagett and Philip long are the leaders
,his week.
Rhode Island Avenue M. P. will
have as guest tomorrow evening Mrs.
Hurray, departmental worker of the
Washington Federation of Churches,
vho w ill speak on "Missionary Oppor
unities in Washington.” The societies
vill collect canned goods and clothing
or the federation work.
Keller Memorial Lutheran seniors
vill discuss "What If There Had Been
No Missionaries?” with Clinton Brown
eading. A business meeting will be
leld Tuesday.
Memorial United Brethen will have
i Thanksgiving tea tomorrow at 6 p.m.
rhe topic is "Praise God Prom Whom
U1 Blessings Flow.”
Albright Memorial Evangelical so
ieties are working on their denotruna
ion’s Nation-wide missionary project,
The Farther With Christ Mission."
Wallace Memorial Intermediates are
jiving a party for children at Goepel
Hission this afternoon.
Sherwood Presbyterian seniors will
iresent a musicale tomorrow evening,
rhe intermediates will be their guests.
Eastern Presbyterian senior* will
onduct the evening church sends*

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