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time, it was announced that the debt was provided for, and to the Church at large the fact was proclaimed as a great success. No! ii was not a success; it was a failure, for the Holy Ghost had nothing to do with it. The Holy Ghost never identifies himself with suci performances, and as for the sermon, it hari as well not have been preacher, for all impression made was dissipated. This neither an obedience to Scripture nor an expression of faith in God. All unscripturai giving closes instead of opening the heavens to the descent of God's blessing. Whenever the Church comes to believe and honor God's Word here as elsewhere, there will not be an empty Board and Church treasury in our Zion, and there will never be a full one until this faith and obedience become a more general experience among us.”
Giving should be a proof of sincerity. Worldly methods of securing money for the Church dry up the fountain of beneficence, and sap the vitality and spirituality of the Church. “Often a little sacrifice of the cost of some pleasure or luxury which we really did not need might, if given to some needs one or to the missionary cause, spread happness and joy.” The great motive in giving must be love out of a pure heart. God the Father gave us Jesus Christ to die for our sins, and his gift has ever been an example of the way to give our money and our service for his kingdom.
disinterested scholar." In the Scripture we read about men who have been made great by their simplicity. Simplicity is a virtue we can all appreciate.
Christian simplicity is drawn for strong outlines by Peter. The Christian must lay aside certain vices. He must have a desire for something that will not offend against brotherly love. Instead of this, the Christian should cherish and nurture a childlike spirit. The likeness given in the Scripture is that of a baby. The mother is the child's natural nurse, and the infant feeds on the milk without questioning. Suppose that before the child would take its food it should insist on having its mother's milk sent to a chemist to analyze it. It would not be a meek anı simple baby. It would astonish you by such ridiculous conduct. An old church father says: "Heretics mix chalk with the milk.” As Christians, men and women, who have been born again, we don't want chalk mixed with the Gospel, nor in our conduct do we want to mix vices common to the world. A taste for the sweet word of truth and a liie unmixed with hollow show is best for real Christians.
-Sociability has been and is a factor in Christianity. Sociability belongs to what is best in man.
Most men enjoy friendly and agreeable company. Men who are frank and companionable and who carry friendly conversation
we like to know. The Christian life affords opportunities for sociability. By sociability we mean a disposition for the society of others. Christian sociability was something new to the old heathen world. Christians, in the dawn of Christianity, accepted conditions which existed in that day and developed an inclination for the society of their fellow Christians that made them grow very rapidly.
It is said, and with great truth, that "isolation, a want of intercourse with other men, stiffens and narrows the intellect and paralyzes the will.” Something like this is true of churches and factions in a denomination. “We
Simplicity is freedom from complexity. In the conduct of mind and heart there is no mixing of desert and craft. Artificial ornament, parade and pretense are wanting. There is plainness of dress, sincerity of heart, and in conduct there is nothing artful, cunning or tricky. We observe simplicity in the universe. There is, also, in the great and powerful machine a simplicity which catches the eye. Among the Presidents of the United States, Fiske tells us Mr. Madison was distinguished by "that rare dignity of unconscious simplicity which characterizes the earnest and
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are members one of another." In a land like our own America it is not given to one part of Christ's body, as the Church is called, to be sufficient to itself either for wisdom or for power. So it is a matter of both experience and observation approved by history that: “Religious bodies which act steadily on the non-intercourse principle lose their vigor, and sink from arrogant dogmatism into indifference.” Why, thought needs contradiction to show its soundness and strength. Question and opposition bring out the strong points, show where there is weakness, and advance the truth.
Now, in the Christian congregation there can be the truest friendship. Here we may find the truest channels for our pleasures. The poorness and insignificance of human life may here be made to experience some of the social comforts. But the Church is not a social ladder. It can take away, however, the smallness of socialities of life. And between individual Christians, too, there are many fine interlacing fibres which should bind them together. The things that touch men and lift them to higher planes of living we may not despise.
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(Continued from page 16.) Roosevelt is elected President of the U. S." It took just twenty-five minutes for this message to reach him after Roosevelt was elected President.
Now, this was an important message, no doubt; but just think of the message we have had for over 1900 years and not till of late have our dark skinned brothers heard it, and still sixty different speaking peoples who never have heard the word of Christ.
Are we Leaguers doing all we can? Oh, that we may grow in grace and be patient in well doing, for in due season ye shall reap, if ye faint not.
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-The cornerstone of the new edifice of St. Mark's Church, Jamaica, was laid June 23. The stone was laid by Rev. J. F. W. Kitzmeyer, president of the Southern Conference of the New York Synod, and several neighboring pastors participated in the ceremony.
-The new Church of the Redeemer, Brooklyn, was incorporated July 8. This mission, located on Troy avenue, near Eastern Parkway, is a child of Calvary Church, whose pastor, Rev. E. J. Flanders, has resigned after three years' service to devoie his time exclusively to the new mission.
-St. Peter's Church, Rev. A. B. Moldenke, Ph. D., pastor, is preparing plans for a worthy celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of its founding, to be commemorated in a few months. The introduction of English services in the morning has been successful.
-The Lutheran Hospital of Manhattan will get about $23,000 from the estate of the late Dr. Berry, according to his will. This bequest and the one of $500 made by the late Mrs. Fennell indicate the practical interest the project is awakening. Several sites are in view and one will probably be selected in the Washington Heights section of the city and will be purchased in 1913, if not sooner.
--St. Barnabas' Church, Brooklyn, has purchased a fine site at the corner of Bedford avenue and Fenimore street. Chicago.
-Rev. T. F. Dornblaser, D. D., pastor of Grace Church, offered the prayer at the opening of the National Progressive party convention in this city August 5.
- Concordia Church, this city, will erect new church building, at a cost of $30,000.
-Nebo Church, West Irving Park, will this year erect a new building, to cost $10,000. Philadelphia.
-The cornerstone of the new building for St. Stephen's Church, Rev. Dr. T. W. Kretschmann, pastor, was laid July 28. Washington,
-By the will of Mrs. Margaret Niehaus, St. Mark's Church, of which she was a member, will receive $12,000. The pastor of St. Mark's, Rev. J. L. Frantz, will receive $500.
- The heirs of the late Daniel Eli, who bequeathed from $25,000 to $30,000 to Georgetown Lutheran Church, attempted to break the will, but the courts sustained it, thereby confirming his bequest to the church and one of a similar amount to the German Protestant Orphan Asylum of that city.
--A very generous gift of $500 was recently made to the National Lutheran Home for the Aged, at Washington, D. C., by Mrs. Harriet J. Wright, a member of the Luther Place Memorial Church St Louis.
-Grace Lutheran congregation, of the Missouri Synod, has laid the cornerstone for a new
church which is to cost $100,000. It is the first English church of the synod to be built in this city. Pittsburgh.
--Mt. Zion Church, North Side, is planning for a new building, to be erected soon. Buffalo.
--The Church of the Redeemer, Rev. J. L. Sibole, pastor, has broken ground for its new building at the corner of Elmwood avenue and Ferry street. Syracuse.
-Rev. H. M. Schroeder, of Brooklyn, has been called to the pastorate of St. Peter's Church, of this city. Harrisburg.
-Rev. Thomas Reisch, formerly of Hollidaysburg, has accepted a call to Christ Church. Trenton.
-Rev. J. E. Hopkins has resigned the pastorate of Christ Church, of this city. Columbia.
-Capt. John C. Seegers, who died recently, bequeathed $5,000 to the Lutheran Orphans' Home, Salem, Va.; $5,000 to the endowment fund of the Theological Seminary, Columbia, and provides that for several years the estate be kept intact, and then one-tenth of the income during that time be devoted to religious and charitable purposes. Toronto.
St. Paul's Church, Rev. W. C. Miller, pastor, has sold its church property and will erect a new and larger building on a site better suited to its needs and purpose. Rochester
--Zion Lutheran Church recently celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of its founding. At the evening services, five of the pastors of the daughter congregations presented their greetings. Louisville.
-On July 7, 1912, Dr. H. K. Fenner completed his fortieth year as pastor of the Second Church of this city, which event was on that day suitably celebrated by the congregation and Dr. Fenner's many personal friends. General.
-Chas. H. Boyer, of Chicago, manager of the Casualty Department of the National Life Insurance Company of America. has donated $5,000 to the new endowment fund of Gettys
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burg College in honor of his father, Rev. M. G. Boyer, D. D., who has just retired from the board of trustees of the college after a long and faithful term of service.
-Under the very efficient leadership of Prof. C. F. Sanders the Gettysburg Summer School is proving a great success, both as to numbers and quality of work done.
-On Saturday afternoon, August 10, the Lutheran Week at Mt. Gretna began its sixth annual program. New York, Philadelphia, Lancaster, New Holland, Columbia, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Reading, Pottstown, Royersford, Phoenixville, Norristown, Bangor, Easton, Phillipsburg, Bethlehem, Allentown, Nazareth, Catasauqua, Lehighton, Mauch Chunk, Wilkesbarre, Hazleton, Sunbury, Tamaqua, Lock Haven, Greensburg, Leechburg, Utica, Rochester and other cities were included in the registry. The attendance was, therefore, more widely representative than ever before. On the opening evening a public reception was tendered to Missionary Arps and his wife and daughter, who were on furlough from · Rajahmundry, India. They were assisted in receiving by Pastor and Mrs. Cronk, of South Carolina. The dean of the Summer School is Rev. Charles L. Fry, D. D., of Catasa uqua.
-Rev. F. W. Bussard, formerly of Holy Trinity, Salt Lake City, has accepted the call to St. Mark's, Bellingham.
-The Lutheran Theological Seminary, Portland, Ore., closed its second year's work in May, with six students preparing for the ministry, several of whom were enlisted as a result of the Luther League movement.
—The Lutheran church at Leacock, Pa., receives from the late Mrs. Fortney, according to her will, 40 acres of excellent land, upon which there is a fine old mansion. The income from the farm is to be applied toward maintaining the church and the pastor.
-The will of the late Col. George F. Huff, of Greensburg, Pa., ex-member of Congress, gives $5,000 to Zion Lutheran Church, of Greensburg, Pa.
-The Lutheran Church in South Dakota outnumbers in membership all other Protestant Churches combined.
—The mission in Buenos Aires, which has been conducted for about three years by the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the General Synod, is to be discontinued. The principal reason for the failure of the work appears to be the diversity of languages used in that country, and the small number of available men in the General Synod who are masters of all the languages a minister needs to use there in order to succeed. - The
Norwegian Mission Society of the United Norwegian Lutheran Church in America, the Hauge Synod and the Finnish Mission Society have united in a plan to erect a Lutheran Theological Seminary in China. A site has been selected at Lehkow, ten miles from Hankow. An administration building and three professors' residences are to be erected this summer.
-Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, of Bethlehem. Pa., recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary,
- In the issue of July 25 The Lutheran presents a very interesting description, in picture and statement, of the principal educational institutions and facilities supported and directed by the General Council. Young people who realize that character means more than mere mental agility will do well to look this number of The Lutheran over and consider the advantages of Lutheran schools.
- Mr. Charles Jasper, one of the oldest workers in the Newton (Iowa) Lutheran Church, always a generous giver to the Lord's work, who passed away in June, 1911, left a legacy of $500—$250 for home missions and $250 for foreign missions—to be paid through the Newton Woman's Society.
-Το the aid fund for ministers' families established by the Lutheran Synod of the Northwest in 1906 and reaching $4,500 last June, the Hon. C. A. Smith, of Minneapolis, then added a donation of $5,000, increasing the fund to the stipulated sum of $10,000, the interest on which will now be available to those in need.
Hon. Daniel D. Frisbie, treasurer of Hartwick Seminary, reports $13,000 in the alumni endowment fund. It will become productive when it reaches $15,000, and a special effort is now being made to secure this by fall.
--Mr. C. Larsen, Racine, Wis., offered the l'nited Norwegian Synod $15,000 and six lots for an old people's home, to be built at Des Moines. About $9,000 was subscribed from congregations, and as soon as the subscription is raised to $15,000, being $30,000 in all, the home will be built.
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LUTHER LEAGUE OF PENNSYLVANIA
Pres., P. WALTER Bankn....... Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Organized at Pittsburgh, Pa., October 30 and 31, 1895,
Cor. Sec., Mrs. B. B. Harka, 438 W. Queen Line, by, delegates representing State, District and indi
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LUTHER LEAGUE OF NEW JERSEYthe Union and District of Columbia.
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.. Chicago Lutia M. Kuins..
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President, MURRAY S. Moist..
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..Toledo 2009 North Thirty-third street, Philadelphia, Pa
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Secretary, Miss AMANDA RAPPS. ....Racine K. MUNTON. krv, C.
. Statistical Secretary,
LUTHER LEAGUE OF INDIANA-
. Lafayette Rev. PAUL H. Roti..
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. Topic Secretary,
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.. Slater LUTHER LEAGUE OF SOUTH DAKOTAExecutive Committee
President, JAMES 0. BERDAHL.... .Lake Preston Composed of the President, General Secretary, Treas. Cor. Secretary, A. S. BRAGSTAD. .Sioux Falls urer and the following members:
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Valatie, N. Y. Cor. Sec., Miss CeceLIA LINDENBERG.... St. Paul 1. S. RUNYON,
New York, N. Y, LUTHER LEAGUE OF CONNECTICUTRev. E. A. TRABERT. . Pittsburgh, Pa. President, Louis RecrNAGEL.
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.Philadelphia, Pa. LUTHER LEAGUE OF OREGON-WASHINGTONA. RAYMOND BARD.
.Reading. Pa. President, PROF, KARL F. MILLER...Chehalis, Wash. MARVIN W. LUTZ...
.Mansfield, Ohio, Cor. Sec., Miss CLARA A. Goke. Seattle, Wash. Rev. G. F. GEHR..
.Erie, Pa. LUTHER LEAGUE OF NEBRASKAJ. ALEX NELSON. ... Chicago, III. President, Rev. F. C. SCHULDT.
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President, F. C. HESSLER.... .Huinberstone Finance Committee
Cor. Sec., Miss LAURA VOLLMER.
........... Galt E. AUG. MILLER..
. Philadelphia, Pa. District Leagues In States Not Organized JAMES M. REYNOLDS, Secretary. Valatie, N. Y.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LUTHER LEAGUEFRANK LAUGINTI........
Whitestown, Ind. President, H. R. FELLINGER..... Washington, D. C. HENRY D. BRANDES..
.New York City, N. Y. Cor. Sec., HARVEY A. Benner... Washington, D. C. HARRY L. HUNGER FORD. ...... Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
LUTHER LEAGUE OF CEN. CALIFORNIA
Secretary, Miss GRACE STEVEN SON.. San José WILLIAN C. STOEVER.
. Philadelphia, Pa. LUTHER LEAGUE OF OHIO VALLEY DISTRICT E. F. EILERT....
.New York City, N. Y. President, Henry A. KRAMER, 1030 Lynn St., F. H. WETER. New York City, N. Y.
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.New York, N. Y..
Luthor Loaguo of Amorica
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.Beloit, Wis. Rev. W. L. HUNTON.
From July 1, 1912, to July 31, 1912. Mrs. Iva L. BALTZLY, Ph.D. .Mansfield, Ohio.
St. Luke's L. L. of Mansfield, Ohio.
$5.00 St. John L. I.. of Morrisburg, Ontario.
2.10 Rev. G. H. SCHNUR..
St. Paul, Minn.
5.00 Rev. P. W. KOLLER,
Hudson, N. Y.
9.30 Rev. F. P. BOSSART.
... Lima, Ohio.
L. L. of Buffalo, N. Y.. Rev. Lutin MALMBERG..
51.90 St. Peter, Minn.
L. L. of Trinity Church, New Brighton, Pa..
5.00 Rev. C. ELVIN HAUPT, D.D... Lancaster, Pa.
Miss Tillie Leiss...
5.00 Rev. J. M. Guss..
Central L. L of Northwestern Pennsylvania. 10.00 ANNA M. LANDIS... Jeanette, Pa.
40.00 Rev. A. T. MICHLER....
.Lebanon, Pa. L. L of Pennsylvania, 1911 and 1912....
Total for July..
$158.40 H. L. HUNGERFORD.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Previously reported J. F. DIXKKY.
2,320.60 Rochester, N. Y. T. CLEY Beck...... Elizabeth, N. J. Total receipts
$2,479.00 Total disbursements STATE LEAGUES
2,460.92 LUTHER LEAGUE OP NEW YORK STATE
$18.08 President, WILLIAN ECK.....
C. T. A. INDERSON, Treasurer. Cor. Sec., ERNEST WEISSKOTTEN.
. Syracuse Chicago, Ill., August 2, 1912.