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gregation Will Hear Dr. Wade Tomorrow. The Incarnation Lutheran Church will observe tomorrow at 11 a.m. the 20th anniversary of its beginning. The congregation came into being, as a project of the Washington Lutheran Alliance of the former General Synod congregations of the city. Dr. Wil liam A. Wade, then pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of this city, became the first president of the alli ance, and conducted the first service of the new mission on December 9, 1917, in a private home on the southwest corner of Fourteenth and Ingraham •treets N.W. Dr. Wade, now the executive secre tary of the Deaconess Board of the United Lutheran Church, will preach the anniversary sermon tomorrow. The Rev. Henry Manken, jr., who was called to be the first pastor of the new mission congregation and is still serv ing in that capacity, will read the service. The council and trustees, who have issued special invitations to the anniversary services, are C. S. Becker, C. K. Bittenbender, E. S. Clarkson. .1 H. Fahrenbach. W. J. Fisher, G. W. Freas. H. L. Golladay, E. H. Griffith, .T F Ehlman. J. L. Hartranft. F. Hest*. H B Knee, J. W. Martin, Dr. G. B. Ostermayer, Dr. R. V. Pitt and L. P 1 Waring. j The Church Council and trustees j meet Monday, and the pastor's cate- j , chetical class on Friday after school. A cafeteria dinner will be served in the parish hall by the Women's Guild December 9. from 5 to 7 p.m. On De cember 10 the official board of the Washington Lutheran Inner Mission Society will meet in the parish hall I and feature a special program marking i the 10th anniversary of its organi sation. COMMUNION RITES WILL BE OBSERVED Takoma Park Presbyterian Church Will Hold Service Tomorrow. The sacrament of the Lord's sup per will be celebrated at the 11 o'clock service tomorrow in the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. The Rev. R. Paul Schearrer will preach on "The Cradle and the Cross.” At 8 pm. he will preach in answer to the ques , tlon' "What Is Religion—the Irre ducible Minimum?” Men are especial ly invited to this service. E. C. Rowley will address the Broth erhood Bible Class at 9:45 o’clock on Christianity Safe in America?” Mary Jane Green, Florence Porter Patricia Lasswell, Betty Wood and Dorothy Shepherd will be in charge of the young people's group meetings at 7 o'clock. Hugh G. E. Pauli will be the guest speaker at the young people's meeting. Miss Olwen Evans will conduct the Teacher's Training Class Monday eve ning. The subject will be, “How I to Study the Bible.” The session will meet the same evening at the home of Elder Homer A. A. Smith, 300 Ta koma avenue. A Christmas party will be given by the Seventy-niners Tues day evening. A mother-daughter banquet will be held Friday under the auspices of Troop 36, Girl Scouts. MINISTER FROM TOKIO WILL BE HEARD HERE Dr. Arthur J. Stirewalt of Tokio, Japan, will be the guest minister at 11 a m. Sunday In Georgetown Lu theran Church. The Life Service Department of the Luther League of the District of Columbia will meet in this church ' tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. Miss Emma . ► Hill will have charge of the program. "Peace Movements" will be dis- ; cussed by the young people at 7 p.m. ‘ John Albert will preside. The Cate- . Chetieal Class meets at 7 p.m. The Washington Lutheran Training J School meets Monday, 7:45 p.m. “The Church Universal” will be the j subject of the prayer service at 8 p.m. Thursday, to be conducted by the ' pastor, the Rev. H. E. Beatty. This church will send representa tives to the special meeting of the Eastern Conference of the Maryland : Synod Tuesday in St. Mark's Church, Baltimore, Md. --.- 1 THEME ANNOUNCED Rev. W. K. Lyons to T%lk on “The J Question of Ages.” Holy communion will be observed 1 tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock in the Mount Tabor M. P. Church. The Rev. William Kenneth Lyons will speak on : “The Question of the Ages.” The ■ regular "thank offering” program, i under the auspices of the Missionary Auxiliary will be given at 8 p.m. Mrs. Elizabeth Whiteford Murray, hospital worker of the Washington Federation of Churches, will be the guest speaker. At the Thursday night prayer serv ice the minister will continue his aeries of lectures on the "Historical Evidences of the Truth of the Scrip- ' ture Record.” The Young People’s Society will , meet at 7 o'clock. A lunchceon will be served in the church basement Thursday from 12 to 1:30. SPECIAL PREACHER Dr. Luther Hess Waring to Preach at Atonement Church. The special preacher tomorrow morning at the Church of the Atone ment is Dr. Luther Hess Waring. The pastor, the Rev. H. E. Snyder, will preach In Christ Lutheran Church, Bethesda, Md. The subject of the sermon by Pastor Snyder in the eve ning is “The Place of the Bible in the First Three Centuries.” , The every-member visitation of the parish will be the week of December 13. Martin A. McGrory will direct the survey. A class for instruction in modem church work will begin in January. The Light Brigade will hold a spe cial service in the parish hall Decem , '--'at 7 o’clock. men’s Bible class atid Ruth cClass s(iil meet at the home -of lay jjecfember 10. confirmation class will meet Wednesday at t p.m. in the parish hall. A a Anniversary DR. W. A. WADE. OF 60 WILL SING “God of Truth” Subject of Sermon at First Congregational. "The God of Truth’’ is the subject -hosen by the Rev. Howard Stone An ierson tomorrow at 11 o'clock in the "irst Congregational Church. Music Kill be furnished by the vested a .'appella choir of 60 voices, directed ry Ruby Smith Stahl. The Howard University Glee Club, iirected by Prof. Roy W. Tibbs, will urnish the feature of the evening :ervice at 8 o'clock. Julius Carroll, ilso of Howard University, will be suest organist, and Robert Nolan is -he piano accompanist of the glee club. The young people's societies meet it 6:30 o'clock. The Rev. Walter G. 3orchers. jr„ will give an illustrated alk on Brazil to the Tuxis group. The I. C. Y. C. meets Tuesday at ■ 0 a m. with Mrs. Elias C. Alvord, 1928 Huntington street N.W. The Young Women's Club meets at -he church Tuesday at 6 p.m. for din ter and program. Guest speaker at the dinner and srayer service on Thursday at 6 o'clock Kill be Dr. Edward Hughes Pruden, ninister of the First Baptist Church. Dr. Pruden not only will speak but tlso will sing, accompanied bv Mrs. Pruden. GUEST WILL SPEAK AT STUDENT SERVICE William H. King Will Address Week of Prayer at Howard University. The All University Religious Serv ices, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University, will have as guest speaker for the week of prayer, De :ember 5, 7. 8 and 9. William Her bert King, national secretary of the student division of the Y. M. C. A. During the week he will conduct serv ices in the chapel as follows: Sun fay. 11 am.; Tuesday, 11 am.; Wednesday, noon: Thursday, 11 a.m. * series of discussion groups will be ied by Mr. King, the time and place to be announced at the Sunday morn ing services. At 4:30 o'clock tomorrow, in An drew Rankin Memorial Chapel, spon sored by the Vesper Unit of the Stu dent Fellowship, James Weldon John son will give a reading of his poetry. Mr. Johnson has served in diplomatic rircles and as secretary of the Na tional Association for the Advance ment of Colored People and has also lontributed much to American litera ture. He is Spence professor of crea te literature at Fisk University, 'Jashville, Tenn., and lecturer in crea te writing at New York University, tow- York. The men’s glee club, with ’rof. Roy W. Tibbs at the organ, will urnish music. On Monday evening the Howard ’layers will present ’’The Dust of the toad.” —-» - - 1EV. E. G. GOETZ’S TOPIC rO BE ‘AGAINST MANKIND’ At Zion Lutheran Church the Rev. ildward G. Goetz will continue his Advent and Christmas sermon theme, Christ’s Coming," and will speak on he second subject in the series, Against Mankind.” The Intermediate and Senior Luther -.eagues will attend the District Luther league meeting at Georgetown Lu heran Church at 4:30 p.m. The Church Council will meet Mon lay evening in the parsonage. A meeting of the Sunday school eachers and officers will be held Wed lesday evening at the home of Miss 5mma Hild, 1234 Rhode Island ave lue N.E. FRIENDS PLAN SESSIONS Peace Testimony Topic of Meet ing1 Here Tomorrow. “Today’s Challenge to the Peace restimony of the Society of Friends” s the subject for discussion at the mnual conference of Quakers from Virginia and Maryland, meeting at he Friends Meeting House, 2111 Fior da avenue N.W., at 3 o’clock tomor row. Ray Wilson, associate secre ;arv, American Friends Service Com mittee, Philadelphia, and Warren Muf in of the National Council for the Prevention of War will be the prin :ipal speakers at the afternoon ses sion. In the evening, Clarence E. Pickri*! ;xecut.ive secretary of the Amc^an Friends Service Committee, will give in address on “The Life of the Spirit .n a World of Force.” He will make ■he opening address in the Friends’ Forum series for 1937-8. The pub ic is welcome. ‘ MEN’S CLUB DINNER The Men’s Club of the Church of 3t. Stephen and the Incarnation will hold a dinner in the parish house. Sixteenth and Newton streets N.W., next Thursday at 6 o’clock. The guest speaker will be Dr. Albert E. Russell, United States Public Health Service. Dr. Ruaseil is how engaged on tl« Surgeon General’s project for the con trol of venereal diseases. All men of the parish and their Friends will be welcome. Tickets may be obtained at the door. H Series of Advent Sermons at Cathedral Will Be Continued. Bishop James ET. Freeman will con tinue his series of Advent sermons on ‘Times for Remeasuring” at the choral evensong service In the newly opened Crossing and North Transept of Wash ington Cathedral tomorrow at 4 o'clock. He visited Chicago this week to speak at a meeting arranged by the Women’s Committee of the National Cathedral Association In Illinois of which Mrs. Frank P. Hixon is chairman. The sermon at the celebration of the holy communion will be delivered by the dean, the Very Rev. Noble C. Pow ell. Muxle for both of these services will be rendered by the Cathedral Choir of men and boys under the direction of Rollert Burrow, who will be at the new console of the great or gan. which is now being Installed In the Cathedral. One unit of the new organ and the two portions of the or gan formerly used in Ihe Cheat Choir have been connected with the console now placed in Its permanent position' in the second bay from the Crossing, Holy communion will be observed at 7:30 am. in the Bethlehem Chapel. Group pilgrimages will be held imme diately after the H a.m. and 4 pm. services. Bishop Freeman announces the Lt Norman Prince Memorial in St. John's Chapel of the Cathedral will be dedi cated at a special service next Mon day, at, 11 a m. Brief tributes to the memory of the young Boston aviator, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Prince, who founded the Lafayette Es cadrille in France during the World War. will be delivered by Gen. John J. Pershing, commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, and member of the Cathedral Chapter; Maj. Gen. Adelbert de Chambrun, rep resenting the French Army and Min ister of War, and Bishop FYeeman. Each speaker will place a wreath of bay leaves on the monument at the conclusion of his remarks. Special music will be rendered by | the Cathedral choir, and Invitations have been extended by the chapter of the Cathedral to the heads of local missions of the allied nations, mem bers of the President's cabinet and other Government officials, ranking officers of the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and personal friends of Lt. Prince. His body was j brought home from Fiance last spring, | and placed recently in the sarcophagus ! in the south wall of the chapel, sur mounted by a sculptured figure sym bolizing the supreme sacrifice made by youth for an ideal. The monument was sculptured by Paul Landowski of Paris. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Prince made a generous gift to the Cathedral several years ago by which the altar, reredos and first two bays of St. John's Chapel are set aside in memory of their son. This portion of the Cathe dral has been designated by the Bishop, dean and chapter as the Army and Navy Chapel. The public is invited to attend. —— — — * — LORD’S SUPPER TO BE OBSERVED No Sermon Tomorrow Evening at! Petworth Methodist Epis copal Church. The sacrament of the Lord's sup per will be observed tomorrow eve ning at Petworth M. E. Church, with the Rev. R. L. Wood in charge. There will be no sermon. At 11 a m. Deets Pickett of the Board of Temperance of the M. E. Church will be the guest speaker. His address will be a part of the postponed observance of World Tem perance Sunday. The young people of the Sunday school and Epworth League will join in the recognition of this anniversary. The Epworth Leagues will meet at 7 o'clock, with George Lindle lead ing the intermediate group, and speak ing on “How Alcohol Afreets Life.” In the senior Epworth League Mary Jane Keely will give an address on , “What Are We Doing for Our Com munity?” The official board will met Tues day evenihg with the minister presid ing. Following the board meeting the quarterly conference, with Dr. G. Ellis Williams in the chair, will be held. The midweek service will be con ducted Thursday evening by the min ister. This is the second in the series “Preparing for Christ." The subject for this evening will be “What Christmas Means to Me." -» - .. SECOND OF ADVENT SERIES AT ST. PAUL’S The second in the series of Advent sermons on the attributes of God will be delivered at St. Paul's Lutheran Church tomorrow morning by Dr. Henry W. Snyder, who will use as his theme "Christ; the Justice of God.” At the evening service the sermon topic will be “Finding Happiness.” On Monday evening the Sunday School Association will hold its an nual meeting. Officers wiH be elected. Dr. Snyder will speak at the Wed nesday evening prayer service, which will be followed by the meeting of the Church Council. The Women’s Mis sionary Society will conduct a spe cial Christmas program. "A Pageant of Brides” will be pre sented Thursday evening and at the same time a handkerchief bazaar will be held. COMMUNION SERVICE At Central, Presbyterian Church to morrow morning Dr. James H. Taylor will preach on "The Lord’s Supper," after which the communion will be celebrated. At night he will speak on "A Gracious Invitation.” The Westminster League, under the supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Braden, will meet at 5 o’clock. After this meeting there will be a fireside hour for young people. Miss Mary Colt and Mrs. Margaret Carr will be in charge. Y. It. C. A. Newt. Page McK. Etchison, religious work director of the Y. M. C. A., will speak to the A. B. Pugh Bible Class of the Mount Vernon Place M, E.: Churyh South a't 8:45 a,m. tomorrow. f i Mr. Etchisoh will also giveantf lustrated lecture at the Church of tie Nazarene tomorrow at 6:30 o'clock, i His subject will be *'A Trip Through i Palestine." & A Lesson for the Week ... A ' Despite All, Quiet Hearts Promised by the Master. By WILLIAM T. ELLIS. ' ) ' WORTH a trip to Denmark is the sight of Thorwaldeen’s great group of sculptures in Copenhagen, “Christ and the Twelve Apostle*;’ The Twelve are far overtopped in artistic excellence by the figure of Christ. A replica of this famous statue stands impressively in the rotunda of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. This is the most satisfactory portrayal of Christ in marble that I> have ever seen. The pose is one of strength and benignity. The compassionate Master is portrayed as saying, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”—the Scripture that is the core of today's lesson. Small wonder that the great white figure is a benediction of peace and w Ait i/iic Auiieruig one* who pass through the great hospital For the word* Incised below the statue represent the goal of all human heart! —the harried mother in the home with her brood about her; the dis tracted business man in his office; the statesman burdened with large cares; the toiler wearied with the load o< labor, the poor and the bereaved; in short, the whole mass of mankind seek! rest. Old Saint Augustine's familial words come to mind: "Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our hearts will never be at rest until they rest in Thee.” A poet, Frederick Langhide, once wrote; "Oh, some seek bread—no more— life's mere subsistence. And some seek wealth and ease —the common quest; And some seek fame, that hovers in the distance; But all are seeking rest.” One By One. We have been seeking the futility of attempts to remake the world by wholesale measures. Probably there never before were produced in a single g e n e r a 11 on so many grandoise schemes for re shaping society. All ignore the perfectly obvious truth that the unit of change must be the indi vidual. It is only one by one that mankind can be transformed; and modern reformers are too impatient for such a pro cess. But Jesus was never led astray into these fields of mechanised, large-scale changes. With Rome's power and methods ever be fore His eyes. He never spoke a word of emulation concerning them. He saw mankind as separate lives, each a child of the Heavenly Father. The needs of the race did not present themselves to His as a mass affair, but only as the conrern of each hu man being. His way was the way of the changed heart for every one. Always we shall arrive only at failure if we try to improve upon this Divine plan. Reformers in a hurry hope to bring Utopia, if not the Kingdom of Heaven, overnight. They remind me of a Chinese patient whom I once saw in a mission hospital, as I made rounds with the physician. He was a man bloated with dropsy, and to my lay eyes, doomed to die. But he challenged the doctor, with vigorous complaint and impatience, because, although he had come to the hospital two days before (after years of the growth of his disease) he was not yet cured. He wanted quick results, like the modern reformers. In a Nazareth Carpenter Shop. We shall not forget that Jesus was trained as what mechanics call “a •>-—.-., - practical man.” His long year* ip the Nazareth carpenter shop made Him an individualist. Out of the experience gained there. He spoke His deathless messages. His words, "My yoke is easy,” went back to His life as a car penter. Once, in Nazareth, I sought out a primative carpenter shop, having no Interest in the traditional shop of Jo seph, a tourist site of more than doubt ful authenticity. I found what I looked for—a windowless room, the floor covered with shavings and the place cluttered up with timbers and yokes and plows. The workman sat on the floor and held the timbers on which he worked between his feet. His bow-string augur and home-made adze and antique saw were the very same sort of tools that Jesus handled. And, like Nazareth’s best-known Carpen ter. his task was the making of yokes and plows. Jesus had made many a well-balanced and smooth yoke before He said, "My yoke is easy.” Point is added to theMaster’s mes sage of rest by the fact that, before ever He cried, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden,” He Himself had labored with the toilers and been heavy laden by life. The shoulders that later bore the cross had often been bent beneath the heavy loads of a working man. and the hands that were nailed to the outstretched beams were not the soft hands of an easy-living scholar, but bore the cal louses of manual labor. It was Christ the toiler, as well as Christ the teacher, who offered the priceless boon of rest to a weary world. Modern ma chinery has lifted many loads from human backs since Christ’s day, but the cunning old world has not yet dis covered any material method of lift ing loads from human hearts. A Person, Not a Philosophy. There seems to have been a slump in the vogue of "Don’t Worry” socie ties, which throve mightily a genera tion ago. Their program was too thin to last. Peace Is not to be found in a philosophy, but in a person, The es sence of the great offer of Jesus, of rest to troubled hearts, is the personal character of His promise: "Come unto Me.” Just as the highest happiness of the average person is found in a great human love, so the satisfaction of the spirit's deepest desires Is to be at tained only in Christ Himself. Having Him, no other lack matters. As we have turned from reading the other pages of this newspaper, with their heart-sickening records of crime and suffering and international strife, it is a bit difficult to accept the con clusion of our lesson that peace and rest are the normal privilege of man. God never intended that hearts should i be mastered by fear and fret and flt i fulness. The good life is the real life. ’ and designed to be standard among all men "His service is perfect freedom.” _____ | The Sunday school lesson for De cember 5: "Christian Rest." Matt. I 11:28-30: Heb. Chapter 4. Dr. Gove Griffith Johnson Will Begin Series of Themes. Dr. Gove Griffith Johnson, pastor of the National Baptist Memorial Church, begins tomorrow morning a series of pre-Christmas themes, the Irst of which is "The Law of Christ,” >r how Christianity is "the fulfilling >f the law.” The ordinance of the Lord’s supper will be observed with ;he reception" of new members. The Rev. A. Lincoln Smith preaches it 8 p.m. on “Four Kinds of Lost People.” The Brass Quartet will par -icipate in the service, beginning at 1:40, with some special numbers. The roung men’s quartet will render a .election. A special hour for the teachers and -he officers of the Bible school will >e given by the Rev. Mr. Smith Thurs lay, at 7 p.m., in connection with lis leadership training course. The lubject for discussion will be “The reacher and His Bible.” The Church Board of Christian Ed ication meets Thursday at 7 p.m. Prayer service on Thursday will lave for its theme, “The Christian Life and Its Culture.” SERIES IS NEAR CLOSE AT ALBRIGHT CHURCH The next two Sundays will be the climax Sundays of the first phase of ‘The Farther With Christ Mission” at Albright Memorial Evangelical Church, rhe series of sermons the Rev. George E. Schnabel has been preaching closes ;omorrow. The subject of the morn ing sermon will be “A Shaken World’s Challenge to the Church” and at 1:45 p.m. “The Church's Answer to the World’s Challenge.” At these two services the "Farther With Christ Life Commitment Programs” will be listributed to the congregation. The young people’s groups will meet st 7-p.m. and then participate in the evening service. Following the eve ning service, the fireside group will meet at the parsonage. On Tuesday night the Brother hood will meet, with Dr. Sam Stewart presiding. The guest speaker will be 3eorge Finch of the Carnegie Peace foundation. On Thursday night the Ouild will meet in joint session of all circles for election of officers. The prayer meeting on Wednesday night will be led by Emmette Jester. DINNER MEETING Dr. Sockman Will Address Con gregational Club. The Congregational Club will hold y dinner meeting at First Congrega lonal Church Monday at 6:30 p.m. [Jr. Ralph W. Sockman of New York 3ity, prominent clergyman and an luthor and lecturer of distinction, rill be the guest speaker. “Fences or Bridges for World Christianity” to Be Topic Tomorrow. Dr. Raphael Harwood Miller, pas tor of the National City Christian Church, will preach tomorrow on ‘ Fences or Bridges for World Chris tianity.” In the evening Mrs. Ida B. Wise Smith, national president of the Wom en's Christian Temperance Union, will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be "Streamlined Power." At the Le Rendezvous meeting of the young people, at 6 p.m., Miss Elsie Stone of the ifcolumbia Bible College will give an illustrated lec ture on Palestine. The picture are recent and show conditions as they are today. The Alpha C. E. Society will join them In their meeting. LORD’S SUPPER IS TOPIC OF REV. JAMES H. MIERS At Fourth Presbyterian Church to morrow at 11 o'clock the Rev. James H. Miers will preach on "Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.” It will be observed exactly 109 years after the first communion, which was held on the first, Sunday of December, 1828, Dr. Rev. Joshua Danforth being the organizing minister of the church. There will be an appropriate sermon, which will be broadcast over Station WOL from H:30 to 12. At 7 p.m., there will be "Predestination and the Christian Believer.” Does God show partiality if the teaching is true? At 8, the topic is "Incredulity and As surance.” On Monday at 7:45 p.m. there will be a lecture, "Enduring to the End." On Thursday at 8 o'clock there will be a service entitled, "Woman's Mis sionary Society Jilight.” At 9:30 am. the minister continues to give a short series of studies in Kelly Hall on Iasiah, chapter S3. KORNMANN TOPIC St. Stephen’s Evangelical Luther an Church Services. At St. Stephen's Evangelical Luther an Church tomorrow at 11 a.m. the Rev. Sam H. Kommann will have as his subject "The Comfort of the ; Scriptures.” The Luther League will meet at 7 p m. in the church. This will be a combined church and young people’s service. William Zellers will speak on "World Peace.” A meeting of the Sunday School Association will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ’ . h The Ushers’ Association will meet at the home of Robert Irey, 3800 Twentieth street N.E., Tuesday eve ning. Returns rtf ’the every-member can vass will be given at the evening service December 12. Chat at All Souls’ at 5:30 Dr. Pierce Preaches in Morning. "New Frontiers of the Mind," the new book by Prof. J. B. Rhine of DuLo University, will be reviewed by I»r. Paul Kaufman at the book chat at All Souls’ Unitarian Church tomorrow at 5:30 o’clock. This follows a half hour program of Karg-Elert music by Lewis Atwater, organist. At the 11 o’clock service Dr. Ulysses G. B. Pierce will preach on "Habit: Friend or Enemy?" Miss Jeanette Rankin will speak before the adult class in current problems at 10 o’clock on “America and World Peace." At the same time Rabbi Harry Silverstone of Tifereth Israel Congregation will continue a course before the Com parative Religions Class on "The Prophets of Israel." Supper is served at 6 o’clock. At the Fireside Circle for Young People there will be a round-table discussion of “The Far-Eastern Prob lem." The feature at the motion pic ture hour in Pierce Hall at 7:30 will be the English-made picture, "As You Like It.” Mrs. Georgette Ross Howard will continue her series of talks Monday evening on current events. Pierce Hall Players present "The Boomerang" on December 8 and 9. On Thurs day at 6:30 the Unitarian Laymen’s league will have a dinner meeting, with M. L. Wilson, assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, speaking on "Some Agricultural Problems.” At the meeting of the Women’s Al liance on Friday morning, December 10, Col. William O. Tufts of Goodwill Industries will speak on the work of that organization. The French film, “The Late Matthias Pascal.” based on Pirandellos satire, will be the feature at the foreign language cinema in Pierce Hall Saturday evening. This evening the German picture, "Anna und Elisabeth,’’ will b#shown. “VOLUNTEER DAY” WILL BE OBSERVED Pastor of Ninth Street Christian to Begin Seventh Year of Service. "Volunteer day" will be observed at the Ninth Street Christian Church tomorrow morning tor financial sup port of the church. The Rev. Clifford H. Jope will use as the theme of his morning sermon, "She Hath Done What She Could.” This will be the beginning of the seventh year of the minister's service with the Ninth Street Church. The Junior Church will meet in the church house at the same hour, under the direction of Mrs. Margaret Small. A nursery is maintained during the worship service for small children whose parents desire to attend the service. At 7:45 p.m. the pastor will preach the sixth in a series of sermons on the Ten Commandments. "The First Comandment With Promise." The Adult Choir and Orchestra, under the leadership of Joseph O. Harrison, will present a concert Mon day evening. The prayer meeting topic Thursday will be "In Prophecy" and will be a part of a series on the life of Christ. The Rev. William George Oram, as sistant minister, will be the special speaker. - ■ 9 Un. rnANK STEELMAN ANNOUNCES SERMONS Dr. Frank Steelman, pastor of Cal vary M. E. Church, will preach to morrow on “Our Potential Selves” and at 8 p.m. on “The Triumph of the Good.” The Men's Bible Class will participate, with Edward M. Webster presiding: William B. Wells, song leader; John W. Fisher, scripture reading; Dr. Charles B. Campbell, prayer. The senior choir, under the direction of Louis A. Potter, will sing at both services. Finley Cheston will preside at the young People's League service at 7 p.m. Masterpieces of art, particularly on the early life of Christ, will be presented with interpretations. Prayer service will be held Thursday evening, with the minister in charge. CONTINUES SERIES The pastor of Francis Asbury M. E. Church South, the Rev. Albert p. Shirkey, will preach tomorrow at 11 Vclock on "The Church Triumphant." it is a continuation of the series of sermons on "Christ's Message to His Church,” which is based on the book >f Revelation. At 8 p.m. the subject will be "Why Do We Have to Suffer?” The young people meet at 6.45 p.m. On Monday the Board of Stewards will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday at 8 p.m. prayer service will be in charge )f the Rev. Mr. Shirkey. “DOUBTS OR DOGMAS?” At the New York Avenue Presby terian Church tomorrow morning the Rev. Peter Marshall will speak on Doubts or Dogmas?” and at 8 p.m. on ‘Why Study the Bible?” Prayer service will be observed rhursday evening. Mr. Marshall will continue his discussion of some of the fundamental doctrines of life and religion: "What Is God?” "How May We Know Him?” "What Is Man?” VISITOR TO SPEAK Henry D. Moyle, chairman of the locial security program of the Church >f Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Bommoniy called the Mormon Church, is visiting in Washington and will ■peak in the Washington Chapel, Six teenth street and Columbia road N.W., tomorrow at 7 p.m. Mr. Moyle will ipeak on the progress being made by the Social Security Committee of the :hurch. Special musical numbers will be jresented by t£e Washington Branch 3holr, under the direction of D. Ster ing Wheelwright. The public is in cited. v “Home-Coming” _ ___P I" ' ' ' - •' .1 THE RIGHT REV. PHILIP H. RHINELANDER. DR. 1W. RUSTIN SELEQTSTHEMES Mount Vernon Place Pastor Will Preach in Morning and Evening. Dr. John W. Rustin, pastor of Mount Vernon Place M. E. Church South, will preach on “Prepare Ye the Way" tomorrow morning and in the evening on “Pay Day." The young people of the church will participate and be special guests. A duet will be sung by Robert Rosbach, tenor, and Prudence Jackson, soprano; the young people's choir will sing the evening anthem. Represen tative W. D. McParlane of Texas will sing at the adult division service. “The Discovery of the Bible” is the subject to be presented by Mrs. E. L. Brien. Mrs. Ashlan P. Harlan will speak on “What Is Worship and How to Worship" at the evening serv ice of the younger adult department at 7 p.m. The Jaynes Class will serve a turkey dinner Tuesday at the rhurch from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting will be held Thursday evening, Dr. Rus tin, leader. The Washington City Auxiliary Mis sion to Lepers will hold its semi-an nual ingathering of the leper funds Friday at the church from 10:30 to 3 o'clock. Mrs. E. K. Higdon, mis sionary in the Philippine Islands, will speak at 11 a m. Luncheon will be served. Dr. W. J. K. Clothier, med ical missionary at Sakbayeme, West Africa, will speak at 2 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN OBSERVES ADVENT Annual Election of Officers Will Be Held Monday in Church Hall. The advent season as one devoted to preparation for the ••coming” of Christ and of Christmas is being kept in Sunday's services at Grace Luther an Church. At the 11 a m. service Dr. Gerhard E. Lenski will preach on "God's Answer to Man's Prayer for Security.” The choir will sing. The Junior Luther League will meet at 6 p.m. Marvin Hartung will speak on "What Are Proper Amusements?” Miss Betty Bricker will be hostess. Supper will be served at 7 p.m. On Monday at 8 p.m. the annual election of officers will be held in the church hall. Dr. W. E Schuette, president of the Eastern District of the American Lutheran Church, will give an address and conduct his an nual "visitation." The Fidelity Club will meet in the church hall Wednesday at 8 p.m. Mrs. Caspar Berger will entertain. “LIFE-GIVING CHRIST” TO BE SERMON TOPIC ‘‘The Life-Giving Christ” will be the subject of Dr. Frederic W. Per kins’ sermon at the 11 a m. service in the Universalist National Memorial Church tomorrow. It will be the first in a group of three Advent ser mons preparatory to Christmas on the general theme, "Who Came When Jesus Was Born?” Other sermons will be: December 12, "The World-Transforming Christ"; December 19, "The Christ Who Is to Be.” At 4; 30 p.m., the second of the musical "at homes” arranged by Jes sie Masters, director of music, will be held in the Romaine-Van Schaick room. The special guest artist will be Anne Farquhan, cellist. Vocal numbers will be given by Jessie Mas ters, contralto: Luella 8tockett, mezzo soprano, and Eugene Dahl, tenor. Tea will be served by members of the choir. The Optimist Club will meet Tues day at 8:15 p.m. Dr. Perkins will give a program of readings from favorite authors. The Church School Association will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. SERVICE LISTED Dr. Hjelm Will Preach at Augua tana Lutheran Church. Xt the service of the Augustana Lutheran Congregation tomorrow at 11 o’clock at 2400 Sixteenth street N.W.. Dr.‘Arthur O. Hjelm will preach on "Watchfulness or Slothfulness in Our Attitude Toward God?” A group of workers will visit all the confirmed members of the con gregation tomorrow afternoon to dis tribute membership envelopes for 1938 and of receiving from the members their pledges of support The Board of Administration will meet Tuesday evening. The Junior Luther League will meet Friday evening. COMMUNION RITES Holy communion will be observed in Eldbrooke M. E. Church at 11 a.m. tomorrow with reception of new mem bers. The Rev. Walter M. Michael will deliver a communion meditation on “The Bread of Life." The Rev. S. Carroll Coale of Brightwood Park M. E. Church will preach at the eve ning service. The midweek devotional service and monthly meeting of the Official Board will be held at 8 p.m. Wednes day. r _ n—n Bishop Rhinelander Will Pronounce Absolution and Blessing at Service. The Right Rev. Philip M. Rhine lander, retired Bishop of Pennsylvania, and warden emeritus of the College of Preachers at Washington Cathe dral, will pronounce the absolution and the blessing at a “home-coming” service tomorrow at 11 am. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He was or dained to the priesthood in this church 40 years ago this month. All mem bers and former members of the church are invited to attend this service. at. manes was the first pro-Oathe dral of the Dioceses of Washington, under Bishop Henry Yates Satterlee from 1896 to 1902. The parish was started as a mission by the Rev. Mark Olds in 1867, gained Independ ence two years later under the rec torship of the Rev. A. P. Steele. Many prominent clergymen have been connected with St. Mark's, in cluding Bishop Rhinelander, Dr. Wil liam L. De Vries, the Rev. Caleb R. Stetson, afterward rector of Trinity Church, New York City; the Rev. C. H. Hayes, professor at General The ology Church, Annapolis, Md.; the Rev. G. Preeland Peter, the Rev. E. M. Thompson and many others. The Very Rev. G. C. F. Bratenahl. until recently dean of Washington Cathe dral, was ordained in St. Mark’s, as were the Revs. C. C. C. Mapp and M. P. Minnick. Many lay people prominent In the life of the District have been mem [ bers of St. Mark's congregation, in cluding C. N. Wilson, Gen. W. H. Browne, Davis Baker, E. Hamilton] Dr. J. S. Beale, R. W. Walker. B. H. Morse and G. W. Harrington, who aided in the organization of the parish in 1868, and H. N. Chapman, S. D. Charles. R. K. Elliot, Maj C T. Gardiner, W. T. Kent and T. M. Smith, members of the first vestry. Prominent throughout many year was Walter Henry Marlow, a well known Washington busines-s man, | whose son, Morris E. Marlow, Is at | present a vestryman. John Chew was | active in the parish for many years, as was John C. Torbert, who was | senior warden, and Thomas Shipiey Moore, who was junior warden. Nota ble was the service of William B. Trott, organist, whose long life of 93 years was only recently ended. The present members of the vestry ! are Maj. Joseph H. Wheat, senior | warden; David W. Gall, junior war j dpn: Henry P. Blair. Morris E. Mar j low, S. W. Frazier, Charles Hutchin 1 son, John N. Robertson, Hull T. Esta brook, David E. McCoy and E. Tay lor Papson. The service tomorrow will be the holy communion. The celebrant will be the Rev. William R Moody, presen rector. He will also preach the ser ' mon. -_ ACTIVITIES LISTED at metropolita;: “Christmas Predictions" Will r Subject of Dr. John Compton Ball. At the Metropolitan Baptist Churr'i tomorrow morning Dr. John Comptr . Ball will have for his theme “Christ - ! mas Predictions.” The ordinance of j the Lord's supper will be observed and new members welcomed. “The Greatest Question of All Ages" will be the subject of the evening ser mon. and this text in words will bo ! in song by the Junior j Harmonizers, who are Virginia Brown, ; Doris Hall. Elsie Mae Harper, War rene Welch, Laura Martin. Wanda De Vault. Hilda Glover, Winfred Craven and Jeanne Abel. The B A U. will hold religious services at the Home for Ladies. 1455 Wisconsin avenue N.W., at 3 o'clock. William Bolls will be in charge Mrs. Albert Brown. 127 Fourth street, will be the hostess at a meet ing of the primary department Mon day evening. The Philathea Bible Class, with ! Mrs- Charles Hall presiding, will hold j a business meeting^ Tuesday evening. ! Officers will be elected. The Fidelis Bible Class, Mrs. Eunice Harper, v president, will meet Tuesday evening. On Wednesday the Ladies’ Aid So ciety will serve a public turkey lunch eon at noon. The Teacher Training Class meets Thursday at 7 p.m. Mrs. William j Hasker is the teacher. Prayer service Thursday at 8 o'clock, led by the senior B. Y. P. U, -9 . „ — COMMUNION MEDITATION IN GEORGETOWN CHURCH The Rev. Robert M. Skinner will give a brief communion meditation at the 11 o'clock service in George town Presbyterian Church tomorrow when the sacrament of the Lord's supper will be observed The newly organized junior choir will meet for rehearsal at 4:30. The meeting of the junior young people's group will follow at 5:30 p.m. The intermediates and seniors meet at 6:45 p.m., the intermediates on tlic balcony and the seniors in the chapel The Men's Club will observe ladies’ night at a dinner meeting in Cissel Chapel Monday at 6:30 p.m. Enter tainment will be provided by the Misses Lena Parks and Katherine Bentley, members of the Wigs and Queues Dramatic Club of the First Baptist Church. The women will meet on Tuesday at 11:30 with a Christmas program. Luncheon will follow. Tl^e midweek service will be held in Cissel Chapel Thursday evening. —.- ■ ■ •-. ; THE PILGRIMS CHURCH The subject of the 11 a m. sermon tomorrow at the Church of the Pil grims will be "The Christian Ode to the Praise of His Glory,” Dr. An drew Reid Bird, pastor, announced. [At 7:45 p.m. he will begin a series of sermons on the general theme. “Jays of Christmas in the Light of God's Word.” The topic of the first sermon is "The First Picture of Christmas.” The 7:45 p.m. prayer meeting Thursday will be conducted by the Gospel Mission. The meeting will be for prayer and a demonstration of “The Power to -Save Today of Him Who Was Born in Bethlehem.” The Young People's Society will have a vesper meeting tomorrow at J:l& p.m. The fellowship group will meet at 0 pm. and the Christian Pioneers at 0:30 p.m.