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‘SIZE OF MYSTERY'
DR. HARRIS’ TOPIC
Lord’s Supper Sacrament
to Be Administered at
Morning Service.
“The Size of the Mystery” will be
the subject of Dr. Frederick Brown
Harris at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Foundry
M. E. Church. He will also administer
the secrament of the Lord's supper
at this service. He will take for the
subject in the evening "Lenten Lis
tening.”
At 5:45 p.m. a new program for
youth will be launched, to be known
as "The Foundry Forge for Cliris
■ tian Living.” A fellowship supper and
singing will precede the worship serv
ice, which will be held at 6:30 p.m.
- At 7 p.m. the young people will join
one of the interest groups contem
plated, namely: "Social Friendship,”
with Miss Bertie Backus, principal of
the Alice Deal Junior High School,
as leader; “The Nations Living To
gether,” Art Brown, leader; "Think
ing About Marriage," Dr. Theodore
B. Manny of the department of so
ciology of the University of Maryland;
, “Personal Religious Living,” Dr. A. B.
, Potorf, professor of religion of the
• American University; "The Church
and Modern Social Problems," John L.
Mixon, secretary' of the welfare de
partment of the Washington Federa
, tion of Churches.
This program has been prepared
by the young people acting as a Sen
ate, w'ith Harry K. Underwood as
president, Miss Frances Readey, vice
president; Miss Pauline Duey, secre
tary, and Mr. Homer Dyck, treas
urer. In addition to the minister and
the director of religious education are
! Prof. Arthur S. Flemming of the Amer
ican University; Art Brown, Mrs.
Frederick Brown Harris and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles C. Smith.
The Lenten service series will open
Thursday at 8 p.m., with the Rev.
Horace E. Cromer, pastor of the
Emory M. E. Church, South, as the
j guest preacher. On succeeding Thurs
days the messages will be brought by
Dr. Oscar F. Blackwelder, pastor of
i the Church of the Reformation; the
Rev. Noble C. Powell, dean of the
rWashington Cathedral; Bishop Edwin
| Holt Hughes and the Rev. Peter Mar
- shall, pastor of the New York Avenue
Presbyterian Church.
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DR. PERKINS PLANS
; LENT TALK SERIES
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f
■ “Heligion as a Way of Life” to
( Be First Sermon Topic at
Universalist Memorial.
Dr. Frederic W. Perkins’ sermon on
“Religion As a Way of Life,” at the
Universalist National Memorial Church
tomorrow at 11 o'clock, will be the
first of a series of Lenten sermons on
“Ways of Christian Living.”
Other sermons in the series will be:
March 13, "The Way of a Son”;
March 20, "The Way of Brotherhood”;
March 27. “The Friendly Way”; April
3, "The Way .of Sacrifice”; April 10,
; “The Way of Triumph."
The speaker at the Adult Forum
tomorrow will be Bray Hammond of
the Federal Reserve Board on "Credit
Policies.” Miss Harriet G. Yates,
supervisor of field work of the Univer
salist General Sunday School Associa
tion, has been engaged in co-operation
with the association as temporary
director of religious education for the
balance of the church school year,
and will begin her duties tomorrow.
The Sunday Evening Group will
meet for supper at 6, followed by the
meeting of the players at 7. The
Board of Management meets tomorrow
at 8. On Wednesday evening a meet
ing under the auspices of the Institute
of World Affairs, that meets in the
1 summer at Ferry Beach, Me., will be
i held in Perkins Hall. Dr. Josef Hanc,
Czechoslovak Consul, in New York,
and George Boncescu, financial coun
selor of the Rumanian Legation, will
speak. Members of International Stu
dent House will give folk dances. On
Thursday the Church School Associa
tion will meet at 6.
ALBRIGHT CHURCH ENDS
i ITS CONFERENCE YEAR
• -
Bev. George Schnabel and Rev.
William Basom to Leave for
Sect's Sessions.
The conference year at Albright Me
morial Evangelical Church closes to
morrow. Following the service, the
ministers, the Rev. George E. Schnabel
and William Basom will leave for the
session of the Central Pennsylvania
Conference at Williamsport, Pa. Mr.
Schnabel will preach on "The Return
to Religion Is Now On.”
The evening service will be a youth
service with young people leading the
devotions. The sermon subject will
be “Why Waste Them.” At 6 p.m. the
senior group will serve a buffet lunch
eon for all young people of the church
and community.
Harry Garner will represent the con
gregation at the conference session at
Williamsport.
There will be a Lenten prayer meet
ing Wednesday night in charge of
the official board in preparation for
“The Farther With Christ Preaching
Mission.” which will begin early in
April with Homer Rodeheaver as the
guest director of singing.
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Christian Endeavor.
First Brethren will conduct a service
at Gallinger tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. A
bullet supper will be held at 1223 E
street S.E. at 4:30 p.m.
Rhode Island Avenue M. P. societies
tomorrow evening will present the play
•‘If I Be His Disciple.” The leading
parts will be taken by Margaret Bea
mon and Genelen Flynn.
Eastern Presbyterian senior's topic
will be "Highland Heritage; Some One
Cared. Do You?” Vivian Smeiser
will lead. Intermediates with Jimmy
Huddleston leading will have a peace
program, “Broken Guns.”
District Union will present a musi
cale Monday evening at Wallace Me
morial U. P.
Chevy Chase Baptist intermediates
are starting an expert class.
Ninth Street Christian interme
diates with Maurice Hughes leading
will discuss “Jesus, His Day in the
Temple."
National City Christian interme
diates will have Hillman Harris as
guest speaker.
Takoma Park Presbyterian interme
diates will discuss “Better Meetings.”
Wallace Magathan will lead.
Intermediate Union will have a
"Quiet Hour” program at Albright Me
morial Evangelical on Friday evening,
miiman Harris will speak.
Guest Preacher
DR. F. G. HOLLOWAY.
ORGAN AND CHIMES
WILL BE DEDICATED
Dr. F. 6. Holloway, President of
Western Maryland College,
Will Be Speaker.
A new pipe organ will be dedicated
at Rhode Island Avenue M. P. Church
tomorrow at the 11 o'clock service. At
the same time the dedication of the
new chimes, which were donated by
Harry Lorentz and sister Virginia in
memory of their mother, will be dedi
cated. The organ and chimes will be
presented to the congregation by the
chairman of the Organ Committee,
Henry Gilligan. Dr. F. G. Holloway,
president of Western Maryland Col
lege, will deliver the address. The
dedicatory service will be in charge
of the Rev. Raymond W. White.
Special music will be rendered by
the Young Peojle’s Chorus. Mrs. Mar
garet Gilligan Harris, director. The
evening service will be featured by
communion.
The Men's Bible Class will meet at
9:40 a.m., and the pastor will lead the
discussion on "Serving With What
We Have.”
Special service will be conducted
Thursday nights during Lent. The
services wall be 7:45 p.m. The pastor’s
theme for these special services will be
"Christ’s Cries from the Cross.” The
topic Thursday night will be "The
First Cry: Forgiveness.”
The official board will meet Tuesday
night. Arrangements will be made for
the annual membership meeting.
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SERIES ANNOUNCED
BY REV. E. G. GOETZ
IJastor of Zion Lutheran to Be
Heard on Lenten Topic
Tomorrow.
The Rev. Edward G. Goetz, pastor
of Zion Lutheran Church, will begin
a .Sunday Lenten series, "His Last
Week.” speaking on "The Day of Au
thority.”
The other subjects are; March 13.
"The Day of Controversy”; March 20,
“The Day of Conspiracy”: March 27,
"The Day of Farewell”; April 3, "The :
Day of Redemption"; April 10 (Palm
Sunday), “The Day of Acclamation”; i
April 17 (Easter), “The Day of Tri
umph ” At each of these services a
.children's sermon also will be given.
The subject tomorrow will be "Joyful
in Jail.”
The District Luther League will hold
its quarterly meeting in the chapel at
4 pm.. with the Rev. Ralph W. Loew
as the speaker. Following this service
the Intermediate Luther League will
meet, with Frank Redinger as the
leader, and the topic, "The Kind of
Companion I Like,” and the Senior
Luther League will meet, with Mrs.
Kenneth Stroad as the leader, the
topic, "The Reasonableness of His
Teachings.”
The Church Council will meet Mon
day evening.
Tlie Sunday school teachers and
officers will meet Wednesday night at
the home of Mrs. Spencer Zimmerman,
3286 Arcadia place N.W.
At the service Thursday night, the
pastor will continue the sermon series,
"His Last Words,” and will speak on
"The Word of Promise.” The other
sermons in this series are as follows:
March 17, “The Word of Provision”;
March 24, “The Word of Perplexity”:
March 31, “The Word of Pain”; April
7, “The Word of Perfection”; April
14 (Holy Thursday), “The Word of
Peace.”
ATONEMENT TO OBSERVE
LENT IN ANCIENT WAY
Devotional Services to Be Held
Every Wednesday—Self-Denial
Boxes Distributed.
Lent will be observed at Atonement
Church after the ancient custom of
the church. Every Wednesday at 8
p.m. devotional sendees are held. Self
denial boxes have been distributed to
all families connected with the parish.
Union Lenten services will be held
in Keller Memorial Church Monday
evening. Dr. G. E. Lenski will preach.
The Women's Missionary Union will
hold a Lenten prayer service in that
church Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Subject of the sermon by the Rev.
H. E. Snyder tomorrow morning:
“The Person of Christ.” For the eve
ning. “The First Petition of the
Lord's Prayer.”
The contest for scholarships to
Hood College Summer School are now
in force in Sunday school which meets
every Sunday at 9:40 a.m. The con
firmation class meets every Wednes
day at 4 p.m.
CONCORDIA TOPIC
“God’s Call to Sinners” to Be
Theme of Rev. Charles Enders.
The sermon topic at Concordia
Lutheran Evangelical Church for to
morrow morning will be “God’s Call
to Sinners.” The Rev. Charles Enders
will preach in both the German serv
ice at 10 a.m. and the English service
at 11:15 a.m.
At 3:30 p.m. the Concordia Brother
hood will conduct services at the
Ruppert Home. Mr. Enders will de
liver the message.
At the Lenten services, English on
Wednesday evening and German on
Thursday evening, the sermon topic
will be "The Word Became Flesh.”
The annual banquet of the Young
People’s League will be held Tuesday.
Page Etchlson of the Y. M. C. A. will
be the speaker.
Sixtieth Anniversary of
Church and Tenth of
Edifice Planned.
Completed plans for a week of
special services, March 13-20, in
clusive, honoring the 60th birthday
anniversary of the church and the 10th
anniversary of the dedication of the
present church edifice, will be an
nounced at Sunday's 11 a.m. service
in Grace Lutheran Church. Among
the guest speakers will be Dr. W. E.
Schuette of Pittsburgh, Dr. Ralph
Long of New York, Senator Shipstead
of Minnesota and various local pastors.
Dr. John Deaton of Baltimore will
preach March 14 at 8 p.m. at a
union Lenten service in which local
Lutheran congregations will join.
Tuesday at 8 p.m. a service of sacred
music will be given. Thursday a Len
ten service will be held at 8 p.m. by
five pastors now serving local congre
gations started by Grace Lutheran
Church. There will be an evening
of entertainment for the members of
the church school Friday and a con
gregational banquet Saturday.
At Sunday's 11 a.m. service the ser
mon will be by Dr. Lenski, on “Temp
tation Life's Wilderness.” Special
music will be presented by the chorus
choir.
At 6 p.m. the Junior Luther League
will meet. Supper will be served at
7 p.m.
Midweek Lenten services are being
held Wednesdays at 8 p.m., at whidh
guest preachers will be heard. The
one deviation from this order comes
in anniversary week when the service
will be held Thursday. March 17, the
speaker will be the Rev. Theodore
Fricke. At next Wednesday's service
Pastor Lenski will preach on “He
Came Unto His Own.”
DR. DAWSON TO TALK
ON CONSERVATION
Brightwood Park M. E. Will
Have Guest Speaker Tomorrow
Morning.
Dr. Howard A. Dawson of rural
service in the National Education
Association, will be the guest speaker
at Brightwood Park M. E. Church
tomorrow morning. His topic will be
"Conservation.” The Rev. S. Carroll
Coale will deliver the children's story.
"Watch Your Hands.” In the evening
the minister will begin a series of
Sunday evening Lenten messages,
having as his topic "Our Unlearned
Lesson.” The Official Board and the
Men’s Wesley Bible Class wTill be
guests.
Miss Janet Boyd will conduct a dis
cussion on the Gospel of St. Luke at
the young people’s service at 6:45 p.m.
A membership training class will be
started Sunday by the minister's as
sistant, Miss Valeria F. Martin.
The Downs Bible Class will meet
at the home of Mrs. Anna Craig, 5300
Seventh street N.W. Tuesday evening.
A business meeting and social pro
gram of the Cole Class Club will be
held at the church Wednesday eve
ning.
DR. FENDRICH TO TALK
AT MORNING SERVICE
At Metropolitan Presbyterian Church
tomorrow communion of the Lord’s
supper will be celebrated at 11 o’clock.
Dr. J. Lowrey Fendrich, jr., will
speak on “The Communion of the
Cross.” A number of new members
will be received.
The young people will be in charge
of the 6 o'clock service, which is in
the nature of a city-wide interdenom
inational young people's meet. The
purpose of it is to introduce Dr.
Fendrich to the other young people's
organizations of the city. The pro
gram will include a roll call, music by
the Eastern High School Orchestra, a
trio by Metropolitan’s talent and an
address by Dr. Fendrich on "The Sol
itary Life.”
On Thursday at 7 o’clock there will
be a continuation of the meditation on
prayer. The subject is "Unanswered
Prayer.”
PRESBYTERIAN* CHURCH
TO SEEK PENSION FUND
At Central Presbyterian Church to
morrow morning Dr. James H. Taylor
will preach on ‘ Real Dictatorship" and
in the evening will conduct, a special
meeting for the young people. The
Young People’s Chorus, under the
direction oi Mrs. Roy W. Prince, will
render selections.
The Young People’s Friday Night
Class, under the direction of Dr. Tay
lor, will have as the topic ‘‘The Refor
mation In Germany in the Sixteenth
Century.”
During March throughout the entire
Southern Presbyterian Church an ef
fort will be made to complete the
task of raising $3,000,000, in cash and
pledges, for the ministers’ annuity
fund to provide annuities for dis
abled ministers and retired ministers
of the church.
NATIONAL BAPTIST
Lord's Supper to Be Observed.
Mission School Set.
Dr. Gove G. Johnson, pastor of the
National Baptist Memorial, will speak
tomorrow morning on “New—In the
Kingdom of God,” following which
the Lord’s Supper will be observed. In
the evening the Rev. A. Lincoln Smith
will speak on “The Rock That Is
Higher Than I.”
There will be conducted a School
ot Missions March 10 to March 17, in
clusive, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The church will observe the day
of March 20 as every member day.
SERMON ANNOUNCED
Dr. H&rt to Discuss ‘Withdrawal’
at Horning Services.
At St. John’s Church tomorrow
morning "Withdrawal” is the subject
of Dr. Oliver J. Hart's sermon at 9:30
o’clock. This sermon will be repeated
at 11 o’clock. At both of these serv
ices the full choir of men and boys,
under the direction of Arthur Howes,
organist and choirmaster, will sing.
Evening prayer will be said at 8 p.m.
with sermon by the Rev. Mr. White
bn “The Foundation of Church His
tory.” Holy communion will be cele
brated at 8 am. and 11 am.
A Lesson for the Week
Tragedy of Unappreciated
Greatness Unseen at Home.
By WILLIAM T. ELLIS.
1HACE heard discussions as to what
is the most tragic sentence In all
literature. One contended that
the lament of the Hebrew exiles
In Babylon exceeds all other speech
in poignancy—“How shall we sing the
Lord's r>ong In a
strange land?’
Another, with
whom I agree,
gave first place to
the sorrowful
words, “He came
unto His own,
and Hir. own re
ceived Him not."
Twice rejected
at home, by those
best lcved, that
was the bitter
fate of Jesus. He
was veiy human,
in cov;ting the
understanding of
W. T. Ellin.
the folk with whom He had grown up.
Every achiever cares more for the rec
ognition of the little home town paper
than for all the plaudits of the met
ropolitan press. God has made us that
way, to hold dearest that which is
nearest. No symbol of success is
sweeter than the appreciation of fam
ily and old friends.
Although scorned and threatened at
His first appearance in the Nazareth
synagogue, at the outset of His minis
try, Jesus returned to the old town,
after He had achieved fame and after
the reports of His marvelous ministry
were upon everybody’s tongue. Surely
they would receive Him now.
It is the innate littleness which
curses most of us that leads us to say,
disparagingly, of an acquaintance who
has grown great, "Why, I knew him
when-’’ The implication is that no
one who once lived on our level could
ever really amount to much. He has
grown beyond us; but we still persist
in our petty first judgments. Long
fellow expresses it;
The low desire, the base design.
Which makes another's virtues less.”
Lying on the surface of Mark’s terse
ly told tale of the Master's experience
in Nazareth is the admonition to keep
our eyes open for excellence in our
own familiar circle. Only the rare man
or woman perceives the potentialities
of greatness in the youth of the neigh
borhood. But these few have sped
many persons on to achievement. This
gift of discovering hidden qualities of
worth in those nearest to us is really
Christ-like, for Jesus saw as diamonds
the rough pebble-men about the Lake
of Galilee whom He made disciples. A
quest for the best in every life we
touch is Christian service. There are
myriads all about us hungry for un
derstanding of their higher selves and
of their latent talents.
Opportunity, magnificent and
matchless, came to the Nazareth
neighbors when Jesus, forgiving their
earlier affront, returned to the home
town. What a comfort and joy it
would have been to Him had these
friends of a lifetime welcomed and
understood Him! Few, indeed,
throughout His life were the discern
ing encouragers. Although amazed
by His words and works, the miser
able, purblind Nazarenes only scoffed
at Jesus. The big world might be
fooled by Him. but they "knew Him
when-.” Thus Nazareth, which
thought it was judging Jesus, ren
dered judgment upon itself.
“Is Not This the Carpenter?”
Nazareth's sneer has become the
church’s boast. Yes, Jesus was a
carpenter, and a good one. Doubt
»--—
less every home In the community
held some specimen of HU skill. Be
fore ever He became the world’s
teacher and healer, Jesus spent long
years at the lowly task of a working
man, thus forging a unique tie with
ail workers everywhere. He is today
the toiler’s Comrade ChrUt. He knew
drudgery, and all the physical weari
ness of labor, and the monotony of
routine tasks. There U no burden on
the back of the laborer that He can
not understand and lift.
“This U the gospel ofdabor,
Ring it, ye bells of the kirk,
The Lord of love came down from
above
To dwell with the men who work.’’
, —Van Dyke.
From Mark’s story we learn that
Jesus was the oldest son of a large
family. Tradition has it that Joseph,
the father, died while the children
were young, so the responsibility for
supporting Mother Mary and the
brothers and sisters devolved upon
Jesus. Like most other artisans, He
knew the acuteness of the bread-and
butter problem. Familiar to Him were
the joys and cares of a working man’s
humble home. No cloistered scholar,
no remote ascetic, no child of special
privilege and opportunity was Jesus.
God placed His only Son in that best
of all schools, a family, with a godly
mother. Yet even His brothers and
sisters did not understand Him, or
accept His mission, until after the
resurrection. Loneliness is the lot of
all great spirits.
Contemptuous—and contemptible—
Nazareth lost much by its self-com
placent stupidity and insularity. For
Jesus could do no mighty works there,
because of their unbelief. It would
have been a changed Nazareth had
it only possessed a little more vision.
Ah, those poor communities which
miss their chance. A profound and
a universal principle underlies the re
mark of Jesus on another occasion,
"According to our faith, be it unto
you.”
As if to illustrate another saying
of its rejected citizen, about one gen
eration's stoning its prophets and
another's buildipg monuments to
them, the city of Nazareth today, as
it nestles amidst its hills, is fanatically
Christian. There are practically no
Moslems or Jews among the residents.
The people now prize highly the honor
which once they spurned.
To Wider Fields.
Whatever befell Him, the Great
Teacher ever kept His face forward.
When rejected at Nazareth, He made
a healing and teaching tour of the
neighboring villages. Then, enlarging
the scope of His work, Jesus called
the 12 disciples and sent them forth,
two by two, to carry the kingdom
tidings afar. He instructed them as
to equipment and procedure, both of
the simplest.
Our modern mood in the church is
for security first. We want big build
ings, endowed if possible, to be cita
dels of religion. Something of the
spirit of adventure and of pioneering
and of suffering hardship has gone
from the church. Even the brave
days of the circuit riders seem de
mote. Yet the Jesus method still
holds good, of simple, faith-filled
itineration with the good news. And
all over the world, ministers, mis
sionaries and laymen are carrying on
the great evangelizing.
The Sunday school lesson for March
6 is “Serving W'ith What We Have.”—
Mark, vi.1-13.
DR. BALL TO SPEAK
ON CHRIST OF ANDES
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Ordinance of Lord’s Supper to Be
Observed at Metropolitan
Baptist.
At the Metropolitan Baptist Church
tomorrow morning Dr. John Compton
Ball will preach on ‘ Christ of the
Andes and America.” The ordinance
of the Lord's supper will be observed.
In the evening he will speak on ‘‘The
Glory of the Christian Life.”
The Adult Union will hold services
at the Home for Aged Ladies tomor
row at 3 p.m.
Mrs. John B. Ware, 516 A street
N.E., will be the hostess at a meet
ing of the officers and * teachers of
the primary department Monday eve
ning. Mrs. Earl Hunter. 1303 Michi
gan avenue N.E., will entertain the
Philathea Bible Class Monday eve
nnig at a St. Patrick party. The an
nual banquet of the Live Wire Bi
ble Class will be held Tuesday at
6.30 o'clock. Dr. A. P. Shirkey, pas
tor of the Asbury M. E. Church, will
be the guest speaker.
The Phi Gamma Kappa will meet
Tuesday evening. The teacher train
ing class, with Mrs. William Hasker
teaching, meets Thursday at 7 p.m.
Prayer service Thursday evening at
8 o’clock. The Senior Union will
lead.
DR. G. G. MARTIN GIVES
SUBJECTS OF SERMONS
“Making Christ Supreme” to Be
Morning Theme at Epworth
M. E.
Communion service will be held in
Epworth M. E. Church South tomor
row morning. Dr. G. G. Martin will
preach on "Making Christ Supreme,"
and at 8 p.m. on "Withheld Comple
tions of Life.”
The Wesley Fellowship will meet
at 7 o’clock. The leader will be
R. Marvin Allen. The young people
will meet at 7 o’clock. A meeting
of the official board will be held
Wednesday evening.
Dr. Martin will conduct the prayer
meeting Thursday evening. Plans are
under way for the annual midyear
“special” for benevolences, for which
March 20 has been set apart.
SERVICES AT ST. THOMAS’'
Church Choir and Soloists in
Lenten Programs.
A series of special services is being
conducted at St. Thomas’ Episcopal
Church on Friday evenings during
Lent. The services consist almost
wholly of music by the church choir,
with the addition of guest soloists from
time to time.
The program for the rest of the sea
son is: March 11, German: Bach,
Handel, Mozart; March 18, German:
Mendelssohn, Brahms; March 25, Rus
sian: Tschaikowsky, Bortnianask,
Rachmaninoff; April 1, American:
Parker, Lutkin, Gual and others; Good
Friday, English: Stainer’a "Cruci
fixion."
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TOPICS SELECTED
BY DR. BRASKAMP
Gunton-Temple Pastor Will Be
Heard on ‘Who Is Antichrist?’
Tomorrow.
Dr. Bernard Braskamp. pastor of
the Gunton-Temple Memorial Presby
terian Church, will have as his sub
ject at the 11 o'clock service tomorrow
"Who Is Antichrist?”
His subject at 8 p.m. will be "What
Price, Brotherhood!" The special
guests win be members of the Grand
Chapter of the Order of the Eastern
Star and members of the constituent
chapters. The service will include
special music by Clara Moran Bem
heimer and a quartet made up of
members of the Eastern Star chapters.
A communicants’ class, for young
people preparing for admission into
the church at the Holy Week com
munion service, is being held each
Sunday morning in the pastor’s room
during the Sunday school studv period
The young people’s fellowship tea
will be held in the chapel at 6:15 p.m
Newly elected officers of the Christian
Endeavor Society are: Seruch Kim
ble, president: Charles Davidson, vice
president, Nancy Lee Redman, secre
tary, and Frank Strickler, treasurer
The T6wer Bible Class, of which
Andrew Smith is the leader, will have
a business meeting at the home of Dr
Braskamp Tuesday evening.
The trustees and the Finance Com
mittee will have a joint meeting in
the pastor's room Wednesday at 8
p.m.
The annual meeting of the church
will be held in the chapel Thursday
evening. Dr. Braskamp will preside
There will be election of elders and
deacons.
GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH
PLANS LENTEN SERVICES
Daily Morning Prayer to Be Held
at 10—Holy Communion
Tuesdays, Thursdays.
At the Church of the Good Shep
herd the program of Lenten services,
in addition to the regular Sunday
schedule, includes daily morning
prayer at 10 a.m., holy communion on
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
and Litany with brief meditation and
intercessions for those who are sick or
in trouble on Wednesdays and Fridays
at 8 p.m. The church is open from 8
a.m. to noon for private prayer.
On Sunday mornings in Lent the
vicar will preach on the Lenten gos
pels. The topic Sunday is “The
Temptations of the Good.”
On Sunday nights the Rev. Robert
J. Gibson will deliver a series of ser
mon-instructions on the art of wor
ship, dealing with “Worship in Theory
and Practice,” as follows: First Sun
day in Lent. “Why Worship?”; second
Sunday, “What Is Worship"; third
Sunday, “Sacriflce”; fourth Sunday,
“Communion and Thanksgiving”;
fifth Sunday, “Preparation for Wor
ship.”
There will be a question box, to be
answered on the following Sunday.
“The Battle in Man’s Spirit”
to Be First Topic in
Lenten Series.
“The Battle in Man’s Spirit” (“The
Reality of Evil”) is the first sermon
in the Lenten series, "Modern Mean
ings for the Old Faith,” upon wb’ch
D-. Russell J. Clinchy will preach
at the Mount Pleasant Congregational
Church tomorrow morning. The musi
cal service at 8 p.m. will feature se
lections from four German classicists,
Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and
Weber.
"The Torah (Bible) at Random”
will be presented by Dr. M. Steinberg,
specialist in the Hebrew language of
the Smithsonian Institution, at 10
a.m. before the Adult Discussion
Group
The Forum, the Discussion Group
and the Cleveland Park Young People
will meet at 6 p.m. Miss Jean Adele
Dieffenbach will conduct the devo
tional period, and the Rev. George A.
Ackerly will open the Lenten discus
sions with the topic "The Meaning
of Lent for Young People Today.”
The hobby and stunt night of the
Brotherhood of Service on Tuesday will
be preceded by a buffet supper at 6
o'clock. The Cleveland Park men
will join the Mount Pleasant group.
Women of the two churches are in
vited.
Features of the Adult School of Re
ligion on Thursday evening, following
the meditation at 5:30 and 6 o’clock
supper period, will be the review and
discussion of the religious and social
implications of Sinclair Lewis’ book,
“The Prodigal Parents,” by Mrs. El
wood Street, and "America’s Success
ful International Achievement” in the
seminar on "The Church and World
Peace" which is being conducted by
Dr. Arthur Deerin Call. A church
meeting will follow.
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REV. A. P. SHIRKEY
SPEAKING IN SOUTH
Dr. A. B. PotOrf to Talk at
Morning Service at Francis
Asbury M. E.
The pastor of Francis Asbury M. E.
Church South, the Rev. Albert P
Shirkey, will be preaching tomorrow
with Bishop Hughes on an evangelis
tic tour through North and South
Carolina. Dr. A. B. Potorf of Ameri
can University will preach at 11 a m.
on ‘Facing Jerusalem." Dr. F. J.
Prettyman, a former pastor, will
preach at 8 p.m. on "The Aldersgate
Commemoration."
The young people will meet at 6:45.
On Monday at 8 p.m. the Board of
Stewards will meet. On Wednesday
evening a meeting of the P. W. Jeff
ries Bible Class will be held..
The second session of the annual
school of missions will be held Thurs
day at 7:30. The Rev. Mr. Shirkey will
teach the book, "Out of Aldersgate.”
At 8:15 Miss Olive Love, missionary
from the Belgian Congo, will speak on
"Africa.”
REV. WILLIAM R. MOODY
PLANS SERMON SERIES
The Rev. William R. Meody. rector
of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
Third and A streets S.E., will begin
a series of sermons based on the moral
law. The general topic will be "God’s
Commandments in This Modern
World.” At 11 o’clock his subject will
be "God Commands You to Be Loyal
to Him.” The text will be “I am the
Lord thy God; thou shalt have none
other gods but me.”
At 8 p.m. he will take as his sub
ject. "God Commands You Not to Use
Profanity,” and the text will be. "Thou
shalt not take the name of the Lord
thy God in vain.”
The rest of the series are as follows:
March 13, morning, "Sunday Ob
servance”; evening. “Your Duty to
Your Family”; March 20, morning,
"The Command to Be Pure”; evening.
"The Command Against Violence”;
March 27, evening. "The Command
Against Lying”: April 3, morning,
"The Command Against Stealing”;
evening, "The Command Against
Covetousness.”
Next Wednesday evening the Rev.
H. Fairfield Butt, 3rd, will preach. He
is chaplain of the United States Mili
tary Academy at West Point, N. Y.
FORMER D. C. PASTOR
RECTOR IN NEW JERSEY
Dr. George F. Dudley, rector emeri
tus of the parish of St. Stephen and
the Incarnation, has been elected rec
tor of the parish of St. George by
the River, Rumson, N. J. After his
retirement in January, 1937, as rector
here Dr. and Mrs. Dudley went to
Asbury Park, N. J., to reside with
their son. John F. Dudley.
Beginning May 1 last he officiated
nearly every Sunday somewhere in
the New Jersey Diocese and was asked
by Bishop Gardner to take temporary
charge of St. George’s for October, as
the parish was without a rector. His
election has since followed. The fam
ily has moved into the rectory on the
grounds of the church, which has a
fine parish house.
Dr. Dudley regretfully severed his
canonical relation with the Diocese of
Washington, of which he had been a
member since its organization, in
1895.
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‘IT IS WRITTEN’ TOPIC *
Bev. Harold E. Beatty Announces
His Sermon Themes.
“It Is Written” will be the sub
ject at 11 a.m. tomorrow in George
town Lutheran Church of the Rev.
Harold E. Beatty. "The Reasonable
ness of His Teachings” is to be the
topic of the young people’s meeting
at 7 p.m. The young people also
will conduct services at 3 p.m. at the
Children's Receiving Home and at
tend the District Luther League meet
ing at 4 p.m. in Zion Lutheran
Church.
Lenten services will be held Thurs
day at 8 p.m., with the guest speaker
the Rev. Henry Manken, jr. Other
guest speakers for Lent, including
Holy Week, will be as follows: March
20, 8 p.m., the Rev. H. A. Kester;
April 13, 8 p.m., the Rev. Arthur O.
Hjelm, pastor of the Swedish Luth
eran Church; Good Friday, 8 p.m.,
the Rev. A. F. Harkins of Alexan
dria, Va.
Pastor 5 Years
THE. REV. LEN FRANKLIN
STEVENS, •
Who will observe the fifth
anniversary of his pastorate
at Kendall Baptist Church to
morrow. He will preach at 11
a.m. on "My First Five Years
in the Pastorate” and at 8
p.m. on "God’s Instrumen
talities.”
He will begin a series of
evangelistic services Monday
at Grace Baptist Church,
speaking each night through
March 15. Charlie Clark ivill
sing.
DR. JOHN W. RUSTIN
ANNOUNCES TOPIC
Berry School Quartet From Rome,
Ga,, to Sing at Each
Service.
Dr. John W. Rustin, pastor of
Mount Vernon Place M. E. Church
South, will preach tomorrow morning
on “Why We Believe.” The Berry
Quartet of the famous Berry School
of Rome, Ga., will sing at each serv
ice. The young people will be special
guests at the evening service. Dr.
Rustin will speak on “Youth and the
Elder Statesmen.” William Spencer,
George Hildebrand and Jessma Oslin
will assist in the program; the Young
People's Chorus will sing and there
will be a musical specialty by the
Brass Quartet.
Mrs. W. J. Vaught will address the
Adult Division at 7 p.m on ' God Is
Our Host, Not Our Guest”; David
Manley, tenor, will sing.
The Bible Study Class on “Steward
ship” will meet Wednesday at 10:30,
with Mrs. Paige Gollihar ieader. The
prayer meeting service will be held
Thursday.
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CALIFORNIA PASTOR
PULPIT GUEST HERE,
Dr. .John Carruthers Gives Sermon
Tomorrow at Covenant-First
Presbyterian.
Calling the prophet Habakkuk the
first Protestant, although his book in
the Bible canon is dated 600 B.C,
Dr. John Carruthers, visiting minis
ter from Pasadena. Calif., at the
Covenant-First Presbyterian Church,
will preach tomorrow at 11 o'clock in
the absence of Dr. A. J. McCartney
on “The Church of All Sinners.”
Having been in Babylon on archeo
logical investigations which led to an
appointment from the National Geo
graphic Society to conduct an expedi
tion to Persepolis in Persia, Dr. Car
ruthers will deal with ground that
he has covered as an eyewitness
when he presents the unusually mod
ern attitude that this somewhat neg
lected prophet represents in the
philosophy of religion.
At 6:45 p.m. the first assembly of
the American Parish of Washington
will take place, and it will be called
“the American Legion vespers.” ar
ranged under the official authority
of the 37 Legion posts in Washing
ton. High Commissioner Paul V.
McNutt of the Philippine Islands will
speak.
BUSY WEEK PLANNED
BY WEST WASHINGTON
The Rev. C. B. Austin, pastor of
the West Washington Baptist Church,
will preach tomorrow at 11 a m., on
• Why Keep the Church Going.” There
will be a sermonette for young people
on ‘'Loyalty to Christ in School Life.”
At 8 p.m. will be held the third Sun
day night loyalty service. Topic, "The
Living Dead.” The T. E. L. Bible
Class will assist the pastof in this
sendee.
The Rev. Mr. Austin will answer
the following questions in his sermon
at night: 1. Who are the dead and j
why are they dead? 2. What does '
the church member have to do to be
lost? 3. What is the greatest hin
drance to the advancement of the
church? 4. Why is it that 47 per
cent of church members are only
names on the roil?
The Thurday church loyalty service
at 7:30 p.m. will be conducted by the
young people.
The pastor will preach March 13
at 8 p.m. on ‘‘Can a Christian Have
Pun?” March 20, "The Secret of
Happiness in Married Life." All cou
ples married by the pastor are urged
to attend this service.
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INSTRUCTION SERVICES
LISTED AT ROCK CREEK
Each Sunday evening during Lent
at Rock Creek parish there will be a
very short service, with instruction on
the history, teaching and worship of
the church. The first will be tomor
row.
Special classes of instruction on I
Friday afternoons during Lent at 4
o’clock are to be held for the church
school confirmation classes.
During Lent there will be services
each Wednesday evening. The follow
ing will preach: March 9. the Rev.
Richard Aselford; March 16, the Rev.
W. P. Ptumlef; March 23, the Rev. B.
W. Safford; March 30, the Rev. Arthur
Ribble; April 6, the Rev. R. A. Cart
mell; April 13, the Rev. C. G. Mar
mlon.
The Girls’ Friendly Society will have
a dinner Monday at the parish house,
after which they will go to the church
for church service at 7:30.
The Rock Creek Players will present
a play, “The Heart Cry.” April 20.
At 11 o'clock tomorrow there will be
holy communion and sermon and at
8:30 holy communion. Dr. J. H. Bo
hanan will preach. He wili be assisted
in the service by the Rev. Robert L.
Jones.
BISHOP FREEMAN
LENTEN SPEAKER
Will Deliver First Sermon of
Pre-Easter Season at 4
P.M. Tomorrow.
Bishop James E. Freeman will de
liver the sermon on the first Sunday
in Lent at the people's evensong serv
ice in the Great Choir of Washington
Cathedral at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Canon
Everett TL Jones, chancellor of the
Cathedral, will be the preacher at the
celebration of holy communion at
11 a.m.
Music for both services will be fur
nished by the Cathedral choir of men
and boys, under the direction of
Robert G. Barrow. Holy communion
will be celebrated at 7;30 a.m. and
9:30 a.m. in the Bethlehem Chapel.
Special prayers for the public offi
cials and people of Montana and Ne
vada will be offered tomorrow in con
nection with the “union of States'*
plan, under which flags of the 48
commonwealths are displayed in the
great choir and north transept.
Lenten addresses following evensong
services next week will be delivered in
accordance with this schedule: Tues
day, Canon Anson Phelps Stokes,
“Ways of Knowing God"; Wednesday,
the Very Rev. Noble C. Powell, dean
of the Cathedral, “Keys to Life";
Thursday, Canon Jones. "Living the
Christian Life,” and Friday, the Rev.
Edward S. Dunlap, “The Eternal Cross
in the Heart of God.”
Midday intercessions are held each
week day in the chapel of St. Mary
under the direction of Canon Jones,
when prayers are offered for the peace
of the world, for the leaders of the
nations and for individuals who are
in special need.
Pilgrimages are under the direction
of volunteer aides, who are on duty
from 9 am. to 5 p.m. on week days.
Two large group pilgrimages are held
immediately after the 11 a.m. and 4
p.m. services on Sunday.
REV. R. P. SCHEARRER
LISTS TWO THEMES
First Sermon of lenten Series to
Be on ‘Behold the Man.’
Session to Meet.
The Rev R Paul Schearrer will
preach the first sermon in a Lenten
series tomorrow morning in the Ta
koma Park Presbyterian Church. The
subject of the series is "Behold the
Man." The subject tomorrow is "The
Man of Obedience.” At 8 pm. he
will preach on "Our Fathers' God."
F. B Linton. jr„ will address the
Brotherhood Bible Class at 9:45
o'clock at the home of E C. Rowley,
406 Tulip avenue Jack Vogel. Mary
Jane Detrich. George Titrington.
Dwight Thomas and C. F Wall will
be in charge of the various young
people’s group meetings tomorrow
evening.
The session will meet Monday eve
ning at the home of Elder Ray A.
Turner. 213 Baltimore avenue.
The pastor will speak at the Wed
nesday evening service on “The
Parable of the Great Supper."
The teachers of the beginners’ de
partment will meet Thursday eve
ning at the home of Mrs. I. C. Schoon
over, 7213 Blair road.
CHURCH SCHOOL PLANS
‘FRANK CARPENTER DAY’
“Frank Carpenter day” will be ob
served in the senior department of the
school at Ninth Street Christian
Church tomorrow. The Timothy Class,
which Mr. Carpenter taught for 31
years, is sponsoring the ceremonies.
Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter, who recently
moved to Falls Church, Va., will be
present.
“What Jesus Teaches About the New
Birth” will be the fifth sermon in the
series of morning sermons by the
Rev. Clifford H. Jope.
“The Christ of the Common People”
will be the fifth sermon in the eve
ning series which the pastor is con
ducting on the general theme “Fol
lowing the Footprints of Jesus.”
Dr. Fred Norris will be the leader
of the church night program Thurs
day evening. The subject will be
“Prayer."
TEACHERS’ SESSION
LISTED WEDNESDAYS
Continuing each Wednesday evening
for some weeks at 7 o'clock, the Sun
day school lesson for the following
Sunday w ill be taught by pastors in
the Columbia College of Christian Ed
ucation. 1708 Massachusetts avenue
NW. All Sunday school teachers and
others are invited.
The teachers of the adult division
of the Sunday school are being taught
by the Revs. Peter Marshall. Simpson
B. Daugherty. Henry B Wooding.
George E. Schnabel and Charles
Endera.
The teachers of the secondary divi
sion (the youth group) of the Sunday
schools are being taught by the Revs.
Edward H. Pruden. Raymond W.
White, H. W. Burgan. W. D. Bow
man and Perty Mitchell.
The teachers of the elementary divi
sion are being taught by the Revs.
Thomas Law Coyle. Albert P. Shirkey,
James H. Miers. M. P. German and
George E. Lenski.
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B. Y. P. U. News.
Fifth will be led by Irving Cooter.
Topic. "Quest for God Through the
Bible." The Devotional Life Commis
sion will be in charge of the evening
service. Topic. "Prayer,” led by Vera
Coberly. Thursday prayer service will
be led by the Devotional Life Commis
sion.
On Sunday afternoon the Interme
diate will be In charge of the service at
the Old Ladies’ Baptist Home. Topic,
"Eiriblems of the Bible." Neville James
will lead.
Calvary will discuss "How We Got
Our Bible,” led by the Devotional Life
Commission. They will have a fellow
ship tea at 5 o’clock. Fred Lawless
and Vi Daugherty will be in charge.
The happy hour will be held at 6:30
Saturday evening for the children of
the community. The B. Y. is sponsor
ing the mother and daughter banquet
March 18, Margaurette Marlowe in
charge. A skating party will be held
at the Silver Spring skating rink
March 12. Sunday evening is the.
beginning of the eight weeks’ Bible
contest on Paul’s Epistles.^
At First the Devotional Life Com
mission. under Imojo Boulton. The
topic, "Seven Keys to the Castle of
Living," will be led b^ Wilbur Kirkland,

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