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Distinction Between Classes Not Tolerated by Christianity.
Individualistic and Social Evangelism.
A clergyman not long ago remarked
to a company of other ministers: "In
the present state of thought, I do
not see that we have a gospel for the
masses. Some day we may have it." |
It has all along been supposed that
Christianity was especially adapted
In its teachings to the masses. Where
else is one to go for a gospel, except
, to Christian teaching? It Is a matter
of record that when the gospel was
first preached the Founder of
Christianity Himself the common
people, the masses, nearu nim
Is the difficulty to be found in a
greater obtuseness, or lack of respon
siveness, on the part of the masses of
today? Or, is the gospel, as preached,
lacking In power of appeal, or does it
pass over the heads of the masses?
Is It too scholastic or lacking in
vitality? Who are the masses, any
way? »
The word "masses" applies to the
great majority of people, and may
( truly mean all of them. But, as used
' today, the word means the body of
ordinary people as distinguished from
:he classes. To assume that there is
a gospel for some people and a very
■ afferent kind for all the rest is a
mischievous idea. However simply
ihe gospel may be preached in its es
sential truths, it is always good to
meet the common human need, irre
spective of class or mass; of low or
high degree; humble or exalted. But
it is a gospel to be preached with
spiritual power and filled with life.
It may be that the difficulty Is that
great bodies of men have an idea that
the lives of too many prominent
Christians, leading church men and
women, do not comport with the
teachings they present and support.
There is not now so much dependence
out on a creed or a confession of faith
one may recite well, as on the life :
that Christians reveal.
Common Criticisms.
One of the common criticisms of j
the time Is that Christian churches, In
the cities, at least, seek the patronage
of the wealthy and socially Influen
tial, that there is a loss of the dis
tinctive characteristic of sympathy
■with the poor and friendless. A
"bundle day” is good in providing im
mediate relief by those who thought
fully plan and contribuate the bun
dles to those less fortunate in the
possession of this world’s good. But
the gifts would have greatly In
creased effective value could there go
with the gifts the personal sympathy
of the giver and the personal touch
of human and spiritual fellowship.
Long-distance giving Is not so pro
ductive of the Interchange of Chris
tian feeling and helpfulness as
direct giving at close quarters. The
churchee, it is said, have an interest
after a fashion with the poor and
laboring element, the masses, but
somehow the atmosphere created in
the life of the modern church is not
apparently congenial to those who
are huddled In thd mass.
No church can tolerate distinction i
between the wealthy and the poor;
between the masters and the work
ers In Industry, for Christianity In
spirit and word knows no such dis
tinctions. A few years ago Rev Dr.
Washington Gladden, whlie presiding
at a session of the National Council
of the Congregational Churches, Bald:
f “The Roman Catholic Church has the
right to call Itself Christian, as far
as Identification with the common
.people can give it the right. With
our Congregational churches sjid
.most of our Protestant ohurches the
case is not so clear. I fear that they
nre becoming more and more the
churches of the employers and of
those industrially and socially ami
la ted with them, and less and less the
churches of the plain people who
work with their hands. If the ten
dency continues, the day Is not far
distant when this separation will be
practically complete. Is this a result
' which anyone can contemplate with
equanimity? Would It not seal the
doom of the church? Many of the
churches today would have no place
for the people with whom Christ as
sociated. If this tendency Is carried
on the churches will merely become
organisations of the rich and will
then be ready for decay."
Seek to Overcome Dtfflrnlty.
Since these words were spoken very
many churches through social service
CHURCH, Broad and Fulton street*—Re*.
M. Joseph Twomey. pastor. Morning wor
ship. 10:80; subject. r,The Function of the
Christian Church.” Evening worship, 7:80;
Subject, “The Man Who went Away from
sous.” Bible school session at II o clock
noon. Communion will be observed it the
close of the morning service.
street, near Broad—Rev. Clark T. Bnwnt\\,
^ pastor. Morning worship followed by Lord e
supper, 11 o’clock; sermon by pastor on
“What Is a Christian Y' Evening •trvJWj
7:45; subject, “Great Searchings of Heart;
Sunday school, 9:46; young peoples meet
ing, 7 p. m.: midweek service Thursday.
7:46. All Invited.
opposite the City Hall annex—Dr. William
K&klns will preach. 10:30 a. m., Living
for Him Who Died for Us,” gjommunlon and
•reception of members; 7:46 p. m.f Pauls
Vision of Heaven;” 1:80 p. m., Babbatn
school; 6:46 p. m.. vesper service.
CHURCH. Orange street and Bathgate place
—•Dorr Frank Dlefendorf. minister. Sacra
ment of the Lord's supper and reception SI
hew mem bare, 10:80 a. m. Evening worship
* and sermon, 7:46 p. m.; 9:46 a. m., mens
assembly: 2:80 p. m., Sunday school; 7 p.
m.. young people’s vesper service; midweek
service for worship Tuesday at 8 p. m All
floats are free and strangers are cordially
nvlted to worship with us.
CHURCH. Clinton avenue and Murray street
—Rev. James H. MacDonald, pastor. The
Services for the day will be as follows:
X0:30 a. m.. holy communion and reception
• of new members; 7:46, musical service by
the quartet. Miss May C. Korb. soprano;
idlss Hughetta Owen, contralto; Ernest A.
Burkhardt, tenor; George H. Downing, bass
and director; Miss Lucy J. Stephens, or
ganist. Sunday school at 2:80 p. m.; BP
worth League at 6:46 p. m.; young mens
union at 9:16 a. m.
Washington and James streets—Rev. Dr.
rleasant Hunter, pastor. Morning eervlce,
0:30; communion service. Evening service,
T:46; “The Early Churoh,” by Dr. Hunter.
Always a cordial welcome to all.
CHURCH, corner Broad street and Clinton
avenue—Rev. Lyman Whitney Allen, D. D„
pastor. Morning service, 10:46; sermon by
Dr. Allen; subject, ‘Followers of Christ;”
1:45 p. m.. Bible school; 4 p. m., celebra
tlon of the sacrament of the Lord’s supper;
reception of new members. Evening service,
I o’clock. South Park Memorial Chapel, oor
ner of South and Dawson streets; Mr.
whereti will speak; Sunday school, 2:30 p.
to.; children’s praise service, 7 p. m.; |
Christian Endeavor. 7:16 p. m. A cordial.
In v Hat Ion to all services. . !
CHURCH, Broad street, one block south of
Market—Strangers welcome at all services.
Corning service. 10:30; address by Dr. W.
9. Dawson; sll departments of the 8unday
tol.ool at 2:30, excepting the adult Bible
gIbmi at 6; communion service at 8:80; ad
8re»» bv Dr. W. J. Dawaon. Evening wor
ship, 7:48; the seventh special musical eer
, Vice; the quartet and chorua choir, under
tlie direction of Alexander Russell. will
render RosalnTe "Stabat Mater;” brief ad
Sross by Dr. W. J. Dawaon; Chriatian Bn
oavor at 6:45; Tueaday evening prayer
meeting, 8; epecial Lenten addreas by Dr.
W. J. Dawaon. subject "Do We Believe
Christ 7” _ _
, Robert Scott Inglla. minister, preaches In
\ the new church, corner Ablngton avenue
and Ridge street (Mt. Prospect oars). Sab
bath services morning 10:80; evening, 7:48:
Sabbath school. 8;46 a. m.
The eubjecte of the pastor's sermons will
ha morning: "8tumbll|,« BlocMP
alng, "Net • Rest BeUlai."
efforts and evangelism have sought
to overoome the difficulty Dr. Glad
den saw. One of the merits of the
meetings held by Rev. William A.
Bunday is that they Include people
of widely extended service as well as
those in humble position. John Wana
maker. President Rea, of the Penn
sylvania railroad, and heads of big
industrial plants in Philadelphia at
tend the meetings with their em
ployes. The tabernacle, with Its
crude arrangements, devoid of the
furnishings, cushioned pews, adorn- ■
ments of various sorts that are found
In the churches, appears to attract
the masses. It is something nerw
about It all, and nothing is formal
and stiff in arrangements and con
duct of services. Yet the aid of archi
tecture, art and the best of mimic has
religious value and is not to be hareh
ly criticieed or abolished. But there
are people who cannot appreciate the
cultural Influence of these aids In
forming the spiritual character. A
blaring trombone or a base-drum has
for thorn soulful music. If they will
not learn to appreciate good, spirit
ually elevating music, and do to some
degree find comfort and enrichment
of spirit by trombone doggerel, they
should be given It to that extent.
Is kept to the front by every device
employable, It is degenerating in
method and machinery. It more fre
quently brings about disturbances in
churches in the nature of differences
of opinion between members that are
’ ot conducive to the unity of the
churches. The traditional evangelism
ie regarded as not quite meeting the i
situation today. It Is particularly in- !
divlduallstlc and so far does certain 1
good but needs to be supplemented j
by the newer social evangelism. The
main thought of this social work, ;
needed especially in cities, Is that the |
whole atmosphere of the city is to be 1
changed, and such insistence put on |
civic and social righteousness* as shall !
produce such an environment, that it
will be easier to live the religious
life. The thought of the new evan
gelism is that the Ideals to which
Jesus t,ave eternal values are to be
come the achievements of practical
life. Modern learning, modern Inven
tion, transportation and methods of
communication have brought men
closer together and have aided In
awakening a feeling of solidarity and
tile conception of the brotherhood of
man, and thereby are contributing to
the success of the social typo of evan
gelism. For nearly two thousand
years the church has worked along
the traditional evangelistic lines In
saving Individuals without regard for
the Institutions and relationships that
affect character and life.
Few CMucraM Christian*.
After all this work less than one
third of the world’s population has
nominally become Christian and few
er still are devoted, consecrated
Christians, Intense In their advocacy
of vital Christianity. In the prog
ress that Christianity la making
some particular phase has been em
phasized In some special period. In
the long centuries of the middle agea
the church was busy securing a defi
nite development In organization,
struggling for a firm foothold as an
institution of society and performing
a constructive service In a period
when it was sorely needed. In the
eighteenth century evangelism was
marked as a means for teaching and
extending Christianity. In the nine
teenth century the great expansion
of missionary activity took place. In
the twentieth century it Is believed
the call comes for, social evangelism.
What has been gained In tMse pre
vious periods has not been lost. Their
deposits for good have become the
possessions of the rellglou conscious
ness and the world Is the richer
thereby. It cannot fairly be assumed
that the traditional evangelism Is all
there Is of Christianity.
The newer evangelism tends to do
away with the old distinction be
tween the spiritual and secular. The
new conception of life regarde the
secular as worthy and that a man
may be more spiritual who does Just
ly, mercifully and truly his so-called
secular duties than If he Ignored !
them and gave his attention to nurs- ]
lng his Individualistic piety. In a
transitional period like the present it |
Is to be expected that the church will j
permeate human actlvlU.es with Its
spiritual purposes and character. The |
masses generally will be reached as 1
the vitality of the ohureh Is manl- ]
rested strongly In the support of the \
higher lntereste of life, in which the
masses may be concerned.
Federal Council
Representatives of a group of na
tional reform and social organisa
tions. Including the Federal Council
of the Churchea of Christ In America,
are deeply concerned relative to vice
conditions In Ban Francisco during
the Panama-Pacific Exposition. It Is
reported that while conditions ins'de
the grounds seem to be safe-guarded
the city of San Francisco has not
taken the same precautions, and In
deed It Is frankly said that the city
Is to be "wide open” during the ex
position. The organizations Interested
are now urging the matter upon the
commissioners, asking that they take
action relative to conditions outslds
the grounds as well as Inside.
The International convention of
the Brotherhood of Andrew and
Philip will be held In Philadelphia
March 26 and 24.
CHURCH. Clinton avenue and Halsey street
—Rev. Albertuo T. Broek. minister. Morn
ing eervlce. 10:1#; topic. "Are We Alive
to Our Opportunity?" Evangellstlo service.
7:46; toplo. "An Impossible Neutrality."
Excell's evangelistic hymn book will be
used: quartet assisted by a chorus choir;
Bible school, S:60.
Charles H. Stewart will preach at the North
Reformed Church next Sunday morning on
the topic, "The Quest for Ood." His eve
ning subject will be: "The Wonder of Life"
Rev. Henry R. Rose, D. D., Minister.
diagonally opposite City Hall—Dr. Rosa
preaches at 11 on "The Soul's Search for
a Leader." Religious school at 10. Dr.
Roso repeats at 7:46 hla Illustrated lecture
on "The Pename-Paclflc Exposition anl
California." Tuesday Lenten stories at 1:16
by F. Hopklnaon Smith and Jacob Rile.
Auxetophone music. Seats free.
denominational, 226 Bast Kinney street—
Children's vesper eervlce Sunday evening, 7
o’clock; children's church service, 7;|o p
m. Children of the Ironbound district are
heartily welcome Friday evening meeting
« o'clock for old and young, this Include)
you. C. W. Edwards and Joseph Wilde
street—The 4 o'clock and 7:46 p. m. ser
vices will be In charge ef the worker! of
the home A real old-fkshloned hallelujah
gospel and pralea service with Prof. Llscolm
at organ. Prof. Smth at plane Prof. Davey
leader of singing. Everybody welcome.
THE PEOPLE'S MISSION, (07-»16 ^o*d
strati, formerly Old Third Church. Freder
ick and Patti e Watkins Lindsay leaders.
Gospel rally tonight. F.^e breakfast for
unemployed men tomorfow morning at nine.
Service of praise at four and evangelistic
service at eight. Pattie Watkins Lindsay
will speak at these services. You are In
Pop first German Baptist CDurcl) and Its minister
Rev. Raymond J. Hack. __
The Church Peace Union, for which
Mr. Andrew Carnegie provided *2,000,
000, which has as Its trustees twenty
nine clergymen and churchmen, rep
resenting all denominations and Jew
ish congregations, has called attention
In Its recent public appeal to the
necessity of overcoming prejudice,
maintaining an even temper, and a
neutral attitude In view of the Eu
ropean war, pointing out that ‘‘this
Is the time to prepare, not for war,
but for peace." It Is also urged that
"the Golden Rule must be made ef
fective In International Intercourse.
This lathe urgent duty of the churches
and American churches now have free
opportunity to speak." The appeal Is
Signed by Catholic, Protestant and
Jewish representatives. The appeal
includes considerations that call for
the thoughtful attention of all citi
Materialistic civilization has de
veloped mind and energy rather than
conscience. The peoples whose uni
versities are the greatest, whose
statesmen and philosophers the most
famous, whose Industrial achieve
ments the most advanced, whose
armies and navies the most colossal,
are the* very ones that are fighting.
Modern science has equipped race
hatred with deadlier weapons, and
thus Increases its power for ruin. A
world order built up by secular edu
cation and dependent on force has
collapsed. Christianity has not failed;
but nations have failed to be Chris
Religion too often has been con
ceived as so local and personal that
It had no relation to national policies.
Men in their corporate capacity as a
state have ignored moral laws that
as citizens they uphold. The time
has come to insist that the law of ths
jungle should be replaced by the law
of humanity; that there Is no double
standard of ethics; that there can
not be one rule for Individuals and
another for their governments; thal
deceiving others, oppressing ths
weak stealing territory, destroying
property, and murdering rivals acts
which are criminal between men, ars
no less wrong between nations; that
the real greatness of a people lies not
in regiments and battleships, but In
justice and forbearance, and that
'Tighteousnees eTaltetb a nation, but
sin is a reproach to any people."
Wbere People map Worship in tbe Cburcbes tomorrow
In many of the churches tomorrow
the sacrament of the Lord's Supper
will be celebrated. Among the sub
jects for pulpit consideration several
appear which have to dp with the or
ganization, function and purpose of
| the church and questions relating tu
i church membership. These subjects
! logically appear in connection with
i the reception of new members, which
I will take place In a number of
! churches. But there are other topics
! of suggestive character, such as 'I he
Measure of a Man's Life, ' ' The Mal
adies of the Soul and Their Cure
and ‘ Some Imposters of Today. ihe
various subjects of ministers andtht
music of organ and choir hero follow.
Tomorrow morning Rev. Dr. W.J.
Dawson will preacn, and also In the
evening, when the seventh sPeckU
musical service of the year will be
held. The quartet and chorus ohoir
of thirty-five voices will render Ros
sini's Stabat Mater. In the afternoon
the sacrament of the Lord a supper
will be celebrated.
The music will be a* follows In ths
moruiiig: Organ prelude, prelude to
'•1,0 Vlerge,” Massenet; opening sen
tence, Banctus ("Holy H‘ty”>' Gaul;
autnem, "Jesus, Word of God Incar
nate.” Mozart; offertory sentence,
Russell; oftertory duet for baritone
and tenor, “The Crucifix. Faure;
organ postlude, "The Cloister, Mas
senet. Afternoon communion eervloe:
Organ prelude, Good t riaay
(••Parsifal”), Wagner; anthem, "God
So Loved the World” ("Crucifixion ),
Stainer; organ postlude, baptism
chorals C'Meiaterslnger ), Wagner.
Evening special musical service: Or
■fan prelude, "Lamentation, Gull
mant; opening sentence ( Pa»*l0“
Chorale"), “O Sacred Head Now
Wounded," Hassler-Bach; quartet and
chorus, "Stabat Mater Dolorosa; ' air
for tenor. "Cuius Anlman, duet for
soprano and alto, “Quls Est Homo,
air for baritone, "Pro Pecoatls; air
for baritone with chorus, Ela
Mater;” offertory quartet. Sancta
Mater; air for contralto. Fao
tit Portem” ("I Will Sing of Thy
Great Mercy"); quartet. "Quando
Corpus;" air for soprano end chorus,
"Inflammatus et Aeeensus;'' organ
postlude, "Marchs Funebre," Gull
mant. ,
At the Second Presbyterian Church
tomorrow morning the sacrament of
ths Lord's Supper will be observed.
In the evening the pastor. Rev. Dr.
Pleasant Hunter, will preach on “The
Early Church ”
At the Second Presbyterian Church
tomorrow the music will be as fol
lows In the morning: Preluds,
"Prayer,” Lemalgre; anthem, "God so
Loved the World,” Stainer; offering,
•■Communion,” Batiste; soprano solo,
“Gethsemans.” Salter; postlude,
"Fugue from Sonata 1," Rogers. Eve
ning; Prelude, "Spring Songs.” Hol
lins' anthem, "God of My Life,” Sulli
van; offering, "Au Sotr." D’Bvery;
anthem, "Tarry With Me, O My
Saviour,” Baldwin; Response, select
ed; postlude “Fanfare,” Lemmens.
At South Park Presbyterian Church
tomorrow morning the pastor. Rev.
Dr. Lyman Whitney Allen, will have
as his subject "Followers of Christ."
In the afternoon the sacrament of the
Lord’s supper and reception of new
members will be observed. At South
Park chapel In the evening D, L.
ttheretz will preach.
The music at South Park Presbyte- I
rian Church will be as follows to
morrow morning: Organ prelude, ,
"Pastorale," Guiimant; soprano solo, !
“Entreaty," Cutter; offertory, organ
solo “Allegretto," Schumann; organ i
postlude, "Postlude,” Selby. After
i ,r*pari prelude, “Communion,”
Guiimant; soprano solo, “I Heard the j
\ ii.ee.' Xtatlibun; organ postlude,,
"Minuetto," Tours, Evening: Open- ,
ing choruB, “Jesus Is Calling,” Shep- ;
ard; soprano solo, “In Thee, O Lord," .
Spleker; offertory, soprano solo, “I
Lay My Sins,” Hawley.
At tho Weequahlc Presbyterian
Church the pastor. Rev. S. H. Marcy,
will preach tomorrow morning on
“Burning Hearts," and In the evening
on "Maladies of the Soul and Their
At the High Street Presbyterian
Church, Rev. John J. Moment, pas
tor, tomorrow morning addresses will
be given by Mr. Hamilton T. Dlsbrow,
of Newark, and Mr. C. R. Langen
bacher. of Montclair. In the evening
a sermon by the pastor, "Prayer Be
fore Battle.”
At the Fewsmlth Memorial Presby- ]
terlan Church the pastor, Rev. Dr. Q.
H. Broenlng, will preach tomorrow
morning on “The Blood-Bought
Church." In the evening will be held
communicants’ prayer service, fol
lowed by communion and reception
of members.
IlMDodlst episcopal
Rev. Warren Patten Coon, pastor of
Union Street Methodist Episcopal
Church, Green and Union streets. Is
to p_eacb a "searchlight” sermon
Sunday evening on the toplo, “Some
Impostors of Today.” The last com
munion of the conference year will
take place Sunday morning, also re
ception of members.
At St. Luke’s Methodist Episcopal
Church, Miss May Korb, soprano;
Miss Hughetta Owen, contralto: j
Ernest Burkhardt. tenor; George
Downing, bass; with Miss Lucy Ste
phens, at the organ, will render the
following program tomorrow evening:
Organ prelude, Grand choeur, Flagler;
anthem. "O Worship the Lord.” Wat
son; solo for alto, “Judge Me. D
God,” Matthews, Miss Owen; quar
tet, “There is Resting By and By,” |
Havens; offertory, "Song of Spring.”
Macfarlane; solo for tenor, "The Soft;
Southern Breeze,” from Barnby’s |
"Rebecca.” Mr. Burkhardt: duet for |
alto and baritone, "Love Divine,"
Lansing. Miss Owen and Mr. Down
ing; solo for soprano, "Rejoice Great
ly," from "Messiah,” Miss Korb;
postlude, March, from Tannhauser.
Centenary MethodUst Episcopal I
Church, Rev. Dr. Ralph Bralnard
Urmy. pastor. Sacrament of the ,
Lord’s supper and ceceptlon of mem
bers in the morning. Dr. Urmy will |
preach in the evening on "Why Join j
the Church?" Musloal program as
follows: Organ numbers, "Romansa,”
Saran; Melody, Silas; Chorale,
Batiste. Master Ward, lay solo eo- !
prano of the Cathedral of St. John l
the Divine, New York oity, will sing \
"There Is a Oreen Hill Far Away,"
Gounod, and “O for the W1ng<» of a
Dove," Mendelssohn. The choir will .
sing "The King of Love My Shep
herd Is." Shelley.
At the Roseville Methodist Episco
pal Church tomorrow morning the
sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will
, be observed and a reception of new
l members. In the evening the pastor,
Rev. Dorr Frana uieienuori, «•••
preach on "The Measure of a Man's
Lite." Mrs. Mary Hissln-deMoss, so
prano of the Fifth Avenue Presby
terian Church, New York, will sing in
the evening.
Rev. Dr. William EakinB will preach
tomorrow morning in the Franklin
Street Methodist Episcopal Church,
opposite the City Hall annex on Liv
ing for Him Who Dieth for Us." Com
munion and reception of members.
Evening subject, "Paul's Vision of
Heaven.” 2:80 p. m. Sabbath school.
Rev. Dr. Henry R. Rose preaches in
the Church of the edeemer tomorrow
morning on "The Soul’s Need of a
his illustratsd lecture In the evening
on "The Panama Pacific Exposition
and California." Tuesday evening,
Lenten Stories, by Jacob Rita and F.
HopKlnson Smith. Auxetophons
The following music will be ren
dered in the Church of the Redeemer
tomorrow morning: Organ prelude,
“Meditation," Ashmall; processional,
"Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus, '
Webb; anthem, "O Saviour of the
World,” Goes; response, "Nearer, My
God to Thee," Hanscom; offertory,
"Idylls," Leybach; solo, “I Heard ths
Voice of Jesus Say," Harris (Mr.
Boyle); anthem, "What Are These
That Are Arrayed In White Robes."
Stainer; poetlude, "Poetlude," Lem
mans. Evening: Organ prelude, “Mel
odle," Demarest; processional, "Stand
Up, Stand Up for Jesus," Webb; an
them, “The Water of Life," Field;
offertory. "Cauzonetta," Brown; quar
tet, “When Thou Comeat and Collect
for Me," Ambrose; anthem, "Praise
Him Upon ths Lute and Harp,” Dls
tin; poetlude, “March," Verdi.
Services at St. James's Episcopal
Church for tomorrow morning will
be as follows: Kyrie, Mendelssohn;
offertory, “O Jesus, Thou Art Stand
ing," Shepherd; Canctus. Clemens;
Gloria in Excelsla, chanted; Nunc Di
mtttis. chanted. Evening: Confir
mation service; offertory anthem,
•Come, Holy Ghost,” Atwood. On
Friday evening next the fourth
chorus of Maunder's "Penitence, Par
don and Peace” will be rendered.
At St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
the music for tomorrow morning,
third Sunday in Lent, will be: Organ,
"Resoluto,” Parker; offertory, anthem,
"Incline Thine Ear.” Hlmmel; organ,
poetlude In D, Volckmar. Afternoon
veeper service: Organ, "Adoration,"
Turner; Magnificat In F, Tours; Nunc
Dlmlttle In F, Tours; anthem, “Whoso
Shall Humble Himself," Buck; of
fertory, quartet, "Through the Day
Thy Love Hath Spared Us," Spence;
organ, "Marche Herolque,” Maxon.
At ths First Baptist Church, Peddle
Memorial, the pastor. Rev. Dr. Joseph
Twomey, will preach tomorrow morn
ing on “The Function of the Christian
Churoh,” and In the evening on “The
Man Who Went Away from Jeaua."
Communion service at the close of
morning worship.
At the South Baptist Church th«
pastor, Rev. Clark T Brownell, will
preach tomorrow morning on ‘"What
is a Christian?" In the evening his
subject win bs "Great Searchings of
11CQ1 U A UD Wi uiunuvc U1 vuv u —
Supper, with the reception of new
members, will follow the morning ser
vice. The choir will sing at the morn
ing service "Glory to God." Potter;
"Comforter Divine," Chaffln. At night
they will render "Peace And Light,’’
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Christian Science
In the First and Second churches
of Christ, Scientist, the Sunday eve
ning Bervlce is a repetition of the
morning service. The subject of the
lesson sermon tomorrow will be
"Man.” Golden text: 1 Corinthians.
2:11, “What Man Knoweth the Things
of a Man. Save the Spirit of Man
Which la in Him?” Responsive read
ing: Revelation 1:1—t, 10, 12, IS, It,
17, It.
Iftttbodist Protestant
The sacrament of the Lord's sup
per will be administered and new
members received at the morning
service of the First Methodist Prot
estant Church. Clinton and Treacy
avenues. At night the pastor. Rev.
Eugene C. Makosky. will preach. His
subject will be, “Friendship.”
At Christ Reformed Church the
pastor, Rev. Perclva! H. Barker, will
preach tomorrow morning on “The
Master's Optimism,’’ a Lenten ser
mon. In the evening he will preach
on a theme suggested by the follow
ing question asked of him: "Give
some reason. Independent of the
Bible, for a relief In a future llfa"
In the Clinton Avenue Reformed
Churclf tomorrow morning, the Rev.
Albertus T. Broek will preach on “Are
We Alive to Our Opportunity?" The
service in the evening will be evan
gelistic and the topia will be "An Im
possible Neutrality."
Muetc at the Clinton Avenue Re
formed Church tomorrow morning
will <be as follows: Prelude In D flat,
Rogers; anthem, "Oh, for a Closer
Walk With God," Footer; response,
■ Father. Hear Thy Children’s Call,”
Burdett; quartet, "The King of Love,”
Bullard; poetlude. RlsoJuto. Parker.
Evening, prelude, Intermesso, Rogers;
post hide, March from 8u4te, Rogers.
At Trinity English Lutheran Church
Rev. W. H. W. Relmer, pastor, will
preach tomorrow morning on "The
Glory of Christ Revealed’’ and In the
evening on "Illustrated Story of the
Life of Christ."
M«n’s Theatre Meetings
The Men’s Evangelistic Committee
will conduct two theatre meetings on
tomorrow afternoon. One of the mee»
lngs will be held at 3:48 o'clock In
the Park View Theatre, corner Wat
son and Badger avenuee. Rev. Rob
ert R Llttell, of the Sixth Presby
terian Church, will speak.
At the Goodwin Theatre. 8*3 Broad
street. Dr. H. T. Murkland, of the
Central Methodist Episcopal Church,
will speak on the “Open Door."
A gospel team of the Men’B Evan
gelistic Committee will speak at the
evening servioe of the Jube Memorial
Church In Avon Theatre. Men wno
will speak will be Messrs. B. V Ed
wards E- A- Meyer, Dr. C. Herbert
Church and 6. Leroy Smith.
Church Has Had Five Pastors in Long History—Modem
Equipped Structure for Present Service.
The members and congregation of
the First German Baptist Church ex
pect to be in their new j
church building, at Clinton ave
nue and South Fourteenth
street, and hold the opening serv'ce
on April 18. The trustees, building
committee and other officers will hold
a meeting next Monday evening and
decide on the date. If It wore pos
sible to enter the new church a week
earlier It would be desirable to do so,
but in all probability the decision will
be made for April 18. Ground was
broken for the new church In April
of last year.
The First German Baptist Church
was organized In 1848 sixty-five years
ago, and the building used by it for
years stood on Mercer street. This
building was sold to a Slovak con
gregation, now organized as the
First 81ovak Baptist Church. The
First Church has established mis
sions from time to time in its
history. One of these grew Into the
Second German Baptist Church, sit
uated on Walnut streeV another
mission was established in 1898 at
Sixteenth avenue and Holland street,
which became the First Church on
removal from Mercer street. At first
It was Intended to build the new
structure at this point, but other
counsel prevailed and the present site
on Clinton avenue and South Four
teenth street was selected Through
the sixty-five years periods of re
vival services occurred and added to
the numbers of those who were stead
ily working In the Interrest of their
church among the German popula
tlon, until the crowded condition ol
their audlenoe room and Sunday
school made It necessary to have a
larger and adequately arranged
church building.
The new building Is of Moorish type
of architecture, attractive and im
posing. The whole structure in
cludes the parsonage In tb* rear on
South Fourteenth street, which is
built of the same material, pressed
brick, and to all appearances a part
of the church. Between the church
and parsonage there Is easy access
within. The parsonage le roomy and
of modem Interior finish, with the
Indirect system of lighting. The
church building Itself has two large
rooms finished In the basement, one
for entertainment, lecture* and social
recreation. Connected with this Is a
fully equipped kitchen with a big
gas range. The other large room Is
for the men's club and gymnasium.
There are also rest rooms and modem
In entering the church proper
through the tower doorways one sees
first a room for mothers Into which
thev mav wheel their baby carriages,
and’ may listen to the services and
be unseen. If necessary, on account
of the restlessness of the babes, they |
can easily retire without being per
ceived. The large auditorium is to
have half circular pews on a floor In
clining toward the pulpit. On on* {
side of the pulpit platform Is th# j
white baptistery, entered from the
rear, and on the other side is th*
organ and choir section; back of the j
baptistery is the pastor's study. At j
one side of the auditorium is the
Sunday school room that can be
thrown into the auditorium When
necessary to enlarge the sitting cs /
parity. Along two sides of the Sun
day school room Is a number of class
rooms that may be opened into the
main room and closed for study ses
sions. a
The walls of the church are finished,
in white stucco, hut are later *b b*
decorated. The lighting is the 'ri
direct method. Over the pulpit is a
stained glass circular window of
Christ in the Garden of Gethseman-. j
Other windows are to be "Jesus at
Jacob's Well,” “On the Way to Em
maus," “Peter Pinking n the S“a,'
“The First Easter Mom" and "Jesus
Knocking at the Door.” The larg#
front window over the gallery, above
the front entrance, is entitled "Easter
Dawn.” in memory of Rev. Conrad
Anto*i Fleishman, the first German
Baptist pastor in this country, sev
enty-five years ago, who began th*
organisation work of German Bap
The First German Baptist Church,
of this city. In its history of slrty
flve years has had five pastors before
the coming of the present minister.
Rev Raymond J. Hack. The former
ministers were: Rev Z. C. Boden
bonder Rev J. Haeselhun Rev, C
Knobloch, Rev. Niebuhr, Rev. C. I-.
Knuth. Rev Raymond J. Hack is
In hls third year as pastor He came
from a pastorate In Madison. S. D.
Hls early education was obtained in >
Germany, but his theological training
was had In Rochester Theological
Seminary. Rochester. N. T , where he
graduated To gather the interest* of
the people, recreational, educational
and social, as well as religious, about
the church, is this pastor’s idea. To
develop the feeling and atmosphere
of home and to emphasise the idea
that the church is a Christian family i
is his purpose. To thi# end the home
facilities and equipment of the church
give their aid
This church has. besides Its Sunday
school, a large Ladles' Aid Society, a
Christian Endeavor Society, a Girls’
Mission Band, Junior Glrla' Club,
Young Men's Athletic Club and Boys’
Club. The chairman of the building
committee is Emil Woblfarth; Rev.
J. Rebuff, financial secretary, and
Christian Schmidt, treasurer. Jordan
Green. 27 Clinton street, is the archi
tect of the new church building.
'•What la th* outlook for Catholici
ty In our cltleaT' la th* question
naked In th* New York Freeman'*
Journal and Catholic Heals ter In a
recent number. In which la reprinted
an article from the Ecclesiastical Re
view. The answer to this question is
given In an article that take* up th*
whole or the front page, but It U an
article that Is thorough and Illumi
nating. It contains the results of a
systematic observation during a pe
riod of ten years by the priests In a
large city parish In the North, It Is
explained, and the result* appear to
Indicate a decay of "religious senti
ment In city parishes as contrasted
with those of th* country- « *s
stated by way of Introduction that
"this article alms at supporting a
theory that Uf* In a large city Inva
riably and Inevitably tends ta under
mine the faith.”
Continuing th# writer says:
“We go so far as to say that there
are no cltv Catholic#: that a popu
lation of city Catholic* l*ft for three
or four generations, without any re
cruits whatever froth country dis
tricts, would certainly be In the last
stares of lrrellglon and Indifference;
that for the most part the splendid
examples of piety and practice which
we witness In our city parishes. If
examined one by one. will be found
to be of people who either come from
the country themselves or of the
children of those who have come
from countrv districts, and generally
that th* faith and piety of a Catho
lic residing or brought up In a large
city are In proportion to th* degree
In which the country spirit ha* b»fn
operative In th* home in which he
was reared."
Admitting that there are moeptlons
to the rule and that the study Is made
In a large city and of Individual cases
the writers proceed to state that their
particular study wsa made of a parish
of nearly 1.000 It was found that the
population of the parish so changed
that In the space of three years they
had an entirely new population They
kept also a record of new-comers who
wer* Immigrants, asking questions
about birth and training and about
the birth of thoir parent*. "It might
surprise our reader*," *ay th* Investi
gator*. "to hear that during the ten
years of Investigation w# have oaly
five or six oases on record *f a faith
ful, devout Catholic both of whoa*
parent* were bom and reared in *
large city." The people who make the
land to engage In farm labor They
sought a livelihood In the Industrie*
of Liverpool or Manoh**ter or Birm
ingham: they gave the first Impetu*
additions to the parish come from ths
country- A careful record was taken
of attendance at mass, with the result
that a tendency Is noticed of habitual
failure of communicants of dty-rssw
lug to attend mass much beyond that
of country-reared communicants.
A study was likewise made of the
effect of city life on church societies,
which Is summed up In a challenge:
"We defy any pastor to keep a young
lades’ sodality or a Holy Name
society In existence for two years In
a parish entirely composed of city
people." It is also declared In this
survey that “a young priest begin
ning his observations will be d's
appolnted over and over again at ths
large number of people with IrMt
names whose faith and religious
fervor runs so far short of the glori
ous traditions of their race.
"Boon afterward he will notice tha*
the Murphys. Healys and O’Brien# and
Caseys who do not go to mass are not
from Ireland, but from England, and
they will declare that their grand
fathers, and perhaps their fathers. In
Ireland would have sacrificed all the
world had to offer rather than be dis
loyal to the call of religion. How is
this terrible falllng-off to bo ex
plained? We have only to remember
that no Irishman ever went to Eng
to Catholicity In those cities: they
died In the fervor of their faith, and
their grandchildren have sunk Into
Indifference. Every paator deplores
the religious Indifference of Catholics
of Irish names who come from Eng
land. It Is not the difference be
tween Ireland and England, but the
d'fference of country and city.”
Throughout this Investigation it is
shown that ths city Is Inimical to
devout faith. The priests come from
the country more than from the city
where are the advantages of schools
and opportunities for every’ form of
religious exerdee. The situation Is
so too in Europe. In Igmdon, Dublin,
and especially In cite# like Venice,
where Catholic associations abound
and every condition were favorable
to the preservation of CathoUulty
"only a small fraction of Its pcgaila
tlon gc to mass on Sunday."
Frequently writers of non-CathoMf
ehnrche# too have declared that ths
country sections are the feeders for
their churches If the same investi
gation were made over a like period
as that made by these Catholic ob
servers. It would probably reveal *»
llar effect on faith and church ob
servances of city Ufe. Ths survey In
dicates the advisability of strength
ening the rural church fields.
■*Tha Workmen'* Compensation
Law" win be the subject of an ad
dress by Oeorge 8. Hobart to be given
at the North Reformed Church to
morrow afternoon before the Vance
Young Men's Bible class. Miss
Frederlka Sims will sing.
Rev. Dr William H Morgan, pas
tor of Calvary Methodist Episcopal
Church New York city, formerly of
the Central Methodist Episcopal
Church, of this city, will be the
speaker at the fourth popular lecture
In the present series at Christ Re
formed Church, corner Washington
and Dels van avenue*. Dr Morgan
will speak on Friday evening, March
12, his -subject being "A Yankee In
The noonday preachers at Trinity
Episcopal Church for next week are
to be: Monday, Rev. C. M. Douglas.
Short Hills; Tuesday, Rev. Dr. Flem
ing James, Englewood; Wednesday,
Rev. Waldo A. Amos, Hoboken;
Thursday, Rev. Phillip C. Pearson.
I Ridgewood; Friday. Rev. E. J. Clsve
j land, West Hoboken.
An Interdenominational Bgtle con
i ference will be held In the Sunday
school room of Peddle Memorial Bap
tist Church next Monday evening
- The speaker will be Rev. F W. Farr,
pastor of Bethany Baptist Church.
Philadelphia, who will apeak on
1 "@igns of the Times.*
The monthly serric* tn behalf of the
member* of the Are department and
their friend* will be conducted at
Haleey Street Methodist Epleoopal
Church tomorrow evening, at 7:4*
o’clock. Chaplain 3. C. Howard will
preach upon the them* "A Oood
Name.” Retired member* of the de
partment and their friend* are osr
dlally Invited. The general pubUe fe
welcome Special music will ba ten
dered by the church chotr.
Under the ausptcw of th* r tile*
Aid of Union Street Methodlat Bpta
copal Church, th* annual birthday
social will occur St. Patrick1* Day swe
In the church parlor*.
Next Monday evening, tn Trinity
House, there will be a meeting of the
Dtoessan Men * Club for distinctly re
ligious addressee The speaks** will
be Bishop Brewer, of Montana, aaC
Bishop Courtney, of New Tort city.
Bishop Brewer, at *eventy-«v* year*
of age. Is the oldest of Episcopal mis
sionary bishop*.
Tomorrow evening. In 8t. Janus's
Episcopal Church. Rt. Rsv Edwin S
Unes, bishop of the Newark diooeee
will preach and conduct conArmatlon
Thursday evening a free public lec
ture will be given In the First Free
byterian Church. Illustrated, by 8am
uel A. Perrins on "The Menace el UK
Orient” _«. y.^

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