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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 1875 Treslsytery aal Its Vacant Churchis. An abstract of a sermon delivered be fore the Presbytery of Clarion In session at P ligo, September 29, 1875. by Uc. 1). VI. Ca"st. and requested lor ublicalion in the papers within the bound of Frosty, tery: 'But when he saw the multitudes, he wns moved wilh coinpru'aion on them, be cause they fainted, and were ecattered abroad ns elitcp liavitg no shepard." Wait, ti; 80. The figure of our text is one Hist would enlist the sympathies of every Jew. Scarcely any thingwould be more expressive to an orientiil mind of exposure to certain destruction than a flock of sheep scattered over the mountains without, a shepherd to defend them from the wild beusts. its well as tie thieves md robbers which tbonuded in that lnnd. Such tliotiglits filled the nind of out compassionate Savior as he saw the multitudes of people surround him on the hills of Galilei, and knew the cer tain and awful destruction awaiting them unless brought into the true fold. As this Bight of men. with no one to care for their touls, torched the heart of our Savior, so (lie spiritual Uesti'ution which exists in ottr own land and all around us should move us to compassion- if we have the spirit tf Christ, and if not, we are -none of His." This thoueht- leads very natuial'y to the suriecl which Piesbvterv has assigned for a sermon at this time viz: "The Duty of Tresbytery towards the Vacant Churches under its care." This subject is one of great importance on account of tin growing tendency towards Congregationalism in many of our churches. It is a question which involves some of the fundamental principles of Prechyterianism, Our 'Turin of Government" gives the following as the rensons for the existence of the Presbytery as a church court, that, "The church being divided into mnny seperate congregations, these need mutial cainsel nnd assistance, in order to preserve soundness or doctrine and regularity ol discipline, and to enter !nto common measures for promoting knowle lue and re ligion. and for preventing infidelity, error and immorality. w If all the churches "nerd miiti"! rountfl and attittance." surely the vacant churches thoc that have no pastor to look nfier their interests flocks without a shepherd have an especial claim on Preabytety for aid and assistance, just as a weak or in. valid member of a family lias on that ac count stronger clal p on the other mem bers for care and protection 1. In what docs the duty which Pros bytery owes to these vacant churches enn tiiij Every vacant congregation has cer tain duties to prefo -m fur itself, and being. when vacant directly un-ter the care of Presbytery, it is the first 1 n t y of Prcsby tery, to tee that then churches prttorm their own duties which are t li tic set iortu in our 'Form of Government." "Considering the great imporlarcc of weekly assembling thepeople fur the public worship of Hod, in older tlierchy to im prove their knowledge, to confirm t'icir habits of whrship and their desire of the public ordinances: to augment their rcver ence for the most hijrli Coil, nnd In promote the charitable afiections which uui'e man nioft firmilv in society, il is recommended that every vacant congicg ition meet to gether, on the Lord's day, ut on? or more places, for the purpose of prayer, singing praises, and reading the holy Scriptures, togetherwith the works of such approved divines as the Presbytery within whose bounds Ihey nre nriy recommend and thev be able to procure, and th.it iheeldnrsor deacons be the persons who sli ill preside and select the pu: lions of i-cripture and of the other cooks to be lend, and too pee that ihe whale be conducted in a becoming ajd orderly manner." The 0. S. General Assembly of 1847. de clared il to be the duty of Presbytery to in terrogate t ie ruling elders representing such congregation concerning the obser vnnce of t liis recommendation. This decision makes the duty of Pres bytery clear on this important ma-ler The elders representing these vacant chu:ches Bhould be require to report at every regular meeting of Presbytery whether their churches inset for woraliip us recommended, and in case any vjcint church fails to send a representative fur one year "rcsbyirry should, by committee or otherwise ascertain the reason of such faili r.-s as well i s its genual c iiiliti.in. 11 1! Jl in the next place it is the duly of Presbytery to furnish is much preaching IS possible to these vucniit t-hui Hies, MM seeihatlhe oidii.uiices of the gospel are regularly administered. In rder in ac ciimplish I his in the best way Presnyicry Bhould appoint a standing commitice on Vacant Churches, who sliuulu have control of the whole hunter, w ith power to act in the interim of the Meetings of Presbytery and report in full at each regular meeting This committee would take the puce of tiie eonnnitiee iipcinicd "on supplies" at each meeting, and bo able to Uischar-e thoii duties tar more efficiently As hitherto managed the matter of supplies by Preshy tery 18 very unsatisfactory Jl savors tar more ol Congregationalism that Presbyter ianisni. Nominally, they go to I'rcohy. tery but practically, they control the mat ter themselves -The majority of vacant churches tli-it apply to fleshy 'ery simply ask leave to supply themselves, aud their request is grauted. usually, jvithout asking any questions VNhcn asked lo report ai the iji it meeting if they have dona so. there will probatily be no representative present, or if there is Presbytery ia s-ilis tied with a simple iiltirmalivo answer Willi eut ii.quiring by whom or to what extern they have been tuipplied Put tlm-e are some churches that do nut honor P esliy tery eveu with the formality ol asking per mission They wtli employ whoever ihey please without reeogu-aing 1 10 right ol Presbytery lo know who is supply in them This is nol consistei.t wilh t lie principles of jurchurcb polity We should eiiher g vu up some of our Presbyterian prtiiu. pies, or enforce the rifclit of Presbytery having ihe oversight of nil ihe churches under it care If the standing cotnaiitlee suggested above were appoiuted it would ihsu be the duty of every church as soon as it would become vaca.,1 to upply to this committee staling how often they w.thed to be sup plied, and how much Ihey were willing to pay for such service They should ul m nave tht privilege of suggesting the name of any unemployed minister or student whom they wished to supply them On the other hand all ministers und licen. tiatea that wish to preach in any of uui vacant churches shou.d apply lo this cum niiliee for work, stating their preference for any particular church If mis plan was cordially adopted, it would secure loyality lo Presbytery from both ministers and churches, wbica in itself would be a most important point, liut the great ob ject is to furnish the means of grace, so far us possible, to ail liie vacant diuretics, aud at the same time assist these ohuichei iu obtaining pastor lor theiuteivej. We believe ibis plan, which is substan tially the same as tliat reuoiuuieuied by the General Assembly, would secure both these objects as well as any that could be adop ted. A minister brought before a church through a judicious couiiu-.fiee, U accept ble to the people, would be mora likely to Drove a successful pastor than one wbo would apply oo bis own authority! or be in induced bra friend, If haw not accepta ble lo the people he would not be mortified by tbeirrejectiou. for be was simply sent as a supply to the church. It would, in a great measure, do away with the whole bus! . ness of eandidatiug, which is a most un pleasant and severe ordeal to every modest minister old or young IT a church that pays a good salary becomes vacant the ses sion soon have plenty of offers, and are perplexed to decide whom they should he.ir and if there was a enm nines of Prebytery on whom they could throw the responsi hilly of rejecting men they would gladly do so Hrethern should be willing lo seek their fields through Presbytery They should say, as did one lately, whose ability is equal to his loyally, "I would nut become a candi date upon my own motion before any church, but I should feel bound by my or dination vows to go to any church which Presbytery might direot mo tj supply" In brief we would say that the duty of Presbytery towards the vacant churches under its care consists in seeing that these churches faithfully perform their own duties as set forth in our Form of Govern ment," in furnishing them wilh the preach ing of the word so far as possible, and iu affording them iho best facilities for secur ing pastors II Consider briefly in the second place the ireat need for the performance of this duty, nnd the exercise of this care by Prea by I ery It is well known that there is quite a number of small vrcant churches in our Presbytery tnat arc not able to support a pastor, nnd the most of them being off the line of railrotd communication, find it dif ficult to secure supplies for themselves The territory in which some of these churches are situated is destitute of evau gelicn! preaching by any denomination This ia emphatically the case in a large portion of Elk county With ihe exception of St Marys which docs not belong to our Presbytery wo have but one Bruall. rhiircb Klkton with a membership of sixteen scattered ovei a district of country having a ralius of eight or nine mile This organiz ition has been neglected until it has scarcely an existance, and the whole region of country was for a considerable leuztu of time acs'ituie oi tne gospel This year a loctl Methodist minister his been preicliiug there part of the time Bil there are many persons there who are anxious lo have Presbyterian preaching and it is our duty to give it lo them if it cni be done The whole county, having a population of at leasl!),0U0 is destitute, so far a our denomination is concerned ex cept St Marys At- Wilcox a Dutch lie formed Presbyterian courc.i has occupied the ground The great majority of Ihe dcodIo da not belong lo any church It s as truly missionary ground as any of ou Western territories, and the fields are white already to the harvest would tuat there were reapers sufficient 'lo gather it. It is undoubtedly the first duty of Presby tery to fister and nourish the churches al ready organized, but it is a. so a duty to furnish 'lie gospel 'o other destitute places which desire it, or wh.ch may grow intti charches In Forest county, wilh a pipulation ol probably o.OO'J. we have one little church oi twenty-three members, and the other dent munitions are not strong The count,) is sparsely settled, but f.om the num ber of iiihatiitants m my of them must be without (lie means of grace. In that pun of t In inn county north of the pike, with an estimated po.iulatiou of 10,001), we have only four little churches who-e cotnbiued membership is but eighty-seven, and only one of these Mill Creek is regularly supplied. The churches of ihe other evan zelic il denomil it'ous are also small li the part of Vei ango cnuuty bcloogiug iu our I resbytery lie distil utton sue tii to bd nearly as great. As we see these small flocks scattered over Ihe uiounta'tis i f Bin nnd wickedness, without any shtpherds to protect, guide and fee 1 them, our compassiou should be aroused in their behalf III. This leais us to notice in the third place so.n' of the Methods in which Presl.ytery can best furnish tue gospel to these destitme fields. Here wo should le-iru alcssiu from our Saviour, and priy the Lord of the h:u-vest lo send forth laborers into his harvest. Hut wo must unite works with faith and in order to accomplish this work m ist. suc cessfully, we should have a Presbyterian Missionary lo preach iu the we-tK churches and destitute places, to visit the je ple, and do Ihe general w.rk of an evangelist. The means to sustain Biu-li a missionary hesidj what could be raised uu the fieid, could be easily provided if 1 1 1 - ruling elders in our Preshytery would undertake it. If this tnat'nl is not deemed dracticnb'e at present, ihen it is t he duty uf our pastors to g ) forth. two by two.and visit these de-ti-'iik fields trusting thai the Great Ss-jp-herd cf the t-licep will abundantly bless lucir labors n their etf iris to gither into t .e true fold ihuse that are scattered abroad After the above d.scourse uu earnest and delightful Conference w is held on Ilia same topic. A deep interest wts iiianifestcd in the prosperity of our vacant 0 lurches aud missioaary field. .-1 Standing Committee on Vuuant Churches and Presbyteria Missions was ordered to bo appouiiet to have control of I he vacant churches, mis sion fields and supplies i:i Presbytery. The ruiing elders in all our churches were re sp-etfully requested to contribute five dol inii each, or see that it be providsd, fo. the support of a Presby tenal Missionary for six months; .nidtlii t the ministry he re sponsible for furnishing an equivalent ser vice fur sii nmuths more, i'ne following paper, defining some of the duties of the committee on Vacant Churches and tVea byteriai M scions wui adopted: 1. That the committee have supervis ion nnd couirol of all missionary work within our bounis, including vacant churches and missionary fields of lab jT not yet organized as cliu.'ches. 2 Thai in answer lo request from va cmt cliurjhes and with ruferen e to churches that have ma, lo no requests for supplies, appointments be unde by said C'Uiiuiiiu-c for their supply with preaching taking :are to so group these churches ami iiii-siunary field logethei, as to lorin cou vcuiciit fields of labor. 1! That il shall be their duly lo stir r.p these vacant churches and missionary fields, lo raise by subscription as u.uch ne hey cau to pusiniti the preaching of the gospel a.-Bong them; and having ascertained what amount can be raised fur the support of a Pifsliyteriau missionary to secure the services of such a missionary as in their judgment will most successfully proscute tiie wcrk, 4 That the committee Bhall have charge of the matter of raising funds for mission atywoik as provided by lesoluiiou of Dr. Colbert and Hev. Fields and adopted by Presbytery. 0 That the present standing committee on Home Missions constitute said ooui m it lee caid commit ico shall report to Presby tery at each sta'sd meeting. T his committee, at a meeting in Brook ville during the sessions of h'yuol, pre vented the following report ou he appoint ment of comuulicus to visit vacant churches and missionary points, which was udopted. Uidgwsy, Klkton, aud Brandy Cain p. Kev. Mes ,rs, Leasou and Filsou Maysvilte aud Hichardsvilie Kev. Mes srs Fields aud Cussat bhiloh, Greeuwood' Seolob. Hill and Tylarsbuig Rev. Messrs Elder and Mo f.'urdy Si. Petersburg, Fozburg and Ricblaud Rev. Messr Stevenson and Elliott. Callous-burg and Perry ville Rev. Mes srs, Hencb and Caldwell Eait Biady and adjacent points Kev. Vessrs. Mcllherrin and Hawk. Each committee to spend onl week or more in preaching and visiting; time to be arranged by committee and session or resi dents on the field, and that each committee report fully at the next meeting. Presbytery also adopted the following rule: That the session of each vacant ohuroh be urged to select some neighbor ing ninister lo act as moderator of the session of said church while the same re mains vacant; and further, if any session negleot to do this, that Presbytery proceed to appoint a moderator over such sessions J. a. tSLDttt, stated tiers- . B. 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