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Special music (either instrumental or vocal as arranged).
Summarize discussion in THE LUTHER LEAGUE REVIEW.
Readings: "The Boy Makes the Man." Make the readings brief, but of sufficient length to make the picture complete. A good plan would be for the readers to confer beforehand.
1. Selection from chapter I, “Luther, the Reformer," by Hay.
2. Selection from Book II, “Martin Luther," by Jacobs.
3. Selection from Kurtz Church History, Vol. II, From the Reformation, secs. 39, 51, 52. (An epitome may be given.)
4. Selection from part 3, chapter 7, “Martin Luther," by Köstlin.
5. Selection from "The Hero as Priest,” in “Heroes and Hero Worship,” by Carlyle.
Remarks (brief) by pastor.
2. His fatherly grace and
mercy towara those who keep His commandments. (Develop this thought.)
Questions for answer. (Give them out in advance.)
1. What does God threaten? Heb. 2:2; Rom. 6:23.
2. What does God promise?' Rev. 22:14.
3. What effect should His promises have? Psa. 19:11; Prov. 3:1-2.
4. When and for whose sake will Goa reward the righteous? Eph. 2:8-9; Acts 10:42; John 10:28.
Give the conclusion of the commandments and Luther's explanation.
24th Week after Trinity. November 17, 1912.
Tho Blossings of Obodience
HINTS FOR LEADERS. In using the hymns one or more verses may be used.
Instrumental music (previously arranged).
Remarks by leader on basis of Deut. 5:9-10; 32-33; Matt. 7:21-27.
Lord's Prayer (all standing).
Repeat the Ten Commandments (all standing).
Hymn 165 (second tune).
Brief talks by members on reasons for keeping “The Law.”
1. God's righteous anger and jealousy against deliberate transgressors. (Develop this thought.)
November 24. Tho Table That God Sproads
HINTS FOR LEADERS.
Prayer (Collect, “Thanksgiving," page 14, Luther League Hymnal).
Scripture lesson, Luke 1:68-75, read by leader.
Remarks by the leader, “Occasion for Gratitude."
Reading of President's proclamation by some one appointed for this.
Reading of Governor's proclamation (your own State) by some one appointed for this.
Recitation (selected and suitable for the occasion).
Remarks by the pastor, "A Retrospect and a Prospect."
Special music. (Sunday School choir or orchestra if you have one.)
Announcements. (If any.)
Closing as in “Closing Service" in Luther League Hymnal or the Topics.
it has done, and which but for it might not have been done, lays claim to consideration for our organization. The outlook for the organization is most promising. The look ahead is full of cheer. We need to lay our plans for this convention with a look ahead to derive from it for our locals, our districts and our State organization the largest amount of profit.
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The Reformation under Luther was one of the most important epochs in history. Luther was chosen of God for this work.
He was the human instrument to accomplish the Divine Will in God's government of the world. To-day, he loomis large upon the horizon. The approaching of the four hundredth anniversary of the Reformation reveals something of the stupendous greatness of this remarkable
He took his stand on the teaching of the inspired word. He has allowed nothing to move him from that solid foundation. His only appeal was to the Divine Word. His only infallible source of truth, the Bible. Heroically he stood upon this foundation amid the storm that beat upon him. The Church to-day needs the Luther spirit. Pastors and laymen need to study the life of this great
Engiish-speaking Lutherans need to value the heritage he has left them—the world was saved from the bonds of superstition and ignorance and ushered into a period of freedom of thought, making possible civil liberty and self-government as a result of the work Luther did. The onslaught of liberalism and anarchy against the old Bible, the old creeds and the oid truth has raised a crisis. Against this spirit, the adherents of the Augsburg Confession must stand an impregnable rock in defense of all that is true and precious in religion. In Church and State he insisted upon separate and distinct spheres for each. Here, too, the Lutheran Church, with its conception of Church and State, must take its place in defense of that relation of Church and State that is fundamental to our American liberties. The spirit of Luther when he
The approaching convention of the Luther League of America at Albany presents an opportunity to the Church. It affords the privilege of becoming acquainted with some of the ablest men of our Church and of hearing thein upon vital subjects of the day. It lays a claim upon the Church that emphasizes our duty to know our Church as well as the members of other denominations know their Church. The organization has claim to some consideration. It is an agency of the Church. Its motto, "Of the Church, By the Church, For the Church," indicates its aim and spirit. The question is, "Why Believe in the Luther League?" It has accomplished much in the seventeen years of its history as a national organization. It has sent men into the ministry, promoted the spirit of benevolence, educated the laity of the Church and fostered loyalty. For the work
stood alone at Worms relying upon God and something regularly to its support. Each the everlasting truth of the Divine Word,
member of the Church should either pay must animate our Lutheran Church to-day.
something to its support or receive some
thing from it for his support. Neither the Great opportunities confrontus in America.
council nor the pastor desires to dictate or sugA special Providence seems to have ordained
gest the amount any one is to give. It may be a work for us in this country no other de- little or much, according to ability and the nomination can do so well as the Lutheran
pressing needs of the Church. But we want Church with its historic antecedents..
the name of every member on our list of contributors. The Church needs them. And
everyone who gives regularly will receive Many of our young men and women have
greater good from the Church. They have a entered our colleges and schools for higher
deeper interest in her welfare. When they education. The opportunity for liberal educa- help support the Church, they feel it is theirs. tion in these days is most excellent. The in
It is a mistaken notion that because the struction imparted in our Lutheran inittu
parents rent a pew, the children are to pay
nothing. There is no lesson to be taught the tions is thorough and complete. There is none
young people of greater importance than the of the distraction of the State university nor sacredness of obligation. If they are old theories that threaten to engulf our youth in enough to be confirmed, thereby taking the religious shallows and miseries. Without ex- obligation that they will support the Church ception, the atmosphere is thoroughly moral
with their prayers, presence and money, they
should give some of their own money for the and Christian. Never did the Church need
Church. Every one either earns money or has strong educated men and women
it given to them. They should be taught when to-day. From our colleges must come the young to pledge a definite amount for the workers who are to advance the cause of the
Lord's work. It is not so much the money Church. The Christian colleges of our be
that the Church will receive thereby as the in
Auence on the giver. It will train one more loved Church are the bulwark of the nation.
person to fulfill his obligations to God. We There godly characters are developed which
are too apt to look upon what we receive as make the very best citizens. It is here the wages, and make in daily transactions, or have opportunity is afforded for the nurture and given to us, as ours, to use as we please. But development of one's best intellectual powers.
the Lord has a right in all we have and all
we are, and we should pay our obligations to Here is exerted the lasting influence of the
Him that we may come into the most intimate syripathetic and beneficient oversight of Chris- relation to Him. Husband and wife are one, tian professors. Christian religion is the and that is the only case where a subscription foundation of all true morality and secular should stand for two persons. We want every education without this foundation is a source
member to be credited with a regular subof danger. The companionship among the
scription to the Church. It is expected that
each member will contribute something each students in our colleges is calculated to de
year toward the support of the gospel, either velop intelligent, loyal, active and pious Chris- by taking a pew or sitting, or making a stated tian manhood and womanhood.
monthly or quarterly contribution. It is a qualities much needed in our country to-day. privilege and a blessing to aid in the essential
and blessed ministries of God's house. We need
tliem. God has appointed them, and so has The management of the finances of a Church He appointed that those who minister at is at all times a delicate and difficult task. Yet the altar shall live at the altar. Nothing unwe should not hesitate to examine ourselves reasonable or impossible is asked, but no one and see if we are doing our duty as Christians should neglect a definite amount, whether lit and followers of Jesus, who gave Himself for tle or much, nor neglect to remember our dear
The finances of our Church need the con- Church in sympathy and faith and prayer. It sideration of every member right now. Every is for the Lord, and, trusting Him, we should one who belongs to this Church should pay have no fear,
Daily Biblo Rea dings
Spiers-Lederle Glass Company Monday, October 28-Deut. 6:4-15.
900 SIXTH AVE., AT 51ST ST., NEW YORK, N. Y.
The marriage of Miss Mabel Axline Clo-
man, of Zanesville, Ohio, to Mr. Erle CarleThursday, November 14-1 Pet. 1:13.25.
ton Greiner, of Newark, Ohio, Wednesday Friday, November 15-1 John 3:1-12. Saturday, November 16-Rev. 22:10-15.
evening, October 2, in St. John's English LuthSunday, November 17-Deut. 5:9-10, 32-33; Matt. eran Church, Zanesville, Ohio, Rev. Oliver F. 7:21-29 Monday, November 18—Exod. 15:1-19.
Weaver, of Cleveland, Ohio, officiating, united Tuesday, November 19—Exod. 15:20-27. Wednesday, November 20— Judges 5:1-31.
the lives of two very prominent young LuthThursday, November 21-Deut. 16:13-17.
eran people. Mr. Greiner for several years Friday, November 22--Luke 17:11.19. Saturday, November 23—1 Tim. 2:1-8.
past has written articles and poems for the Sunday, November 24—Psalm XXIII.
Review, which were highly prized by its read
ers. Both he and his bride have been exceedChurch Offering Envelopes ingly active in the work in connection with Sunday School Offering Envelopes. Weekly or Monthly.
St. John's Church. Mr. Greiner formerly Card Index System for the Pastor. worked for the National Biscuit Company at A 10-Year Record of Church Work.
Zanesville, but is now in charge of the credit Card Index System for S.S. Superintendent. department of Swisher Brothers at Newark, A Record from Birth to Transfer.
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-A statement and appeal has been presented by the Committee Luther League Hall, Muhlenberg College. The statement shows the
building to have cost $6,910, and $800 still needORNAMENTAL LEADED GLASS
ed to complete the payment for it. Most of the ALL BRASS WORK FOR THE CHURCH
money for this worthy object has been contribCOLGATE ART GLASS COMPANY
uted by Leagues connected with General Coun
cil churches in Eastern Pennsylvania, with 316 West 13th Street
New York small amounts from churches in New York and Estab. 1849.
1,500 MÖLLER PIPE ORGANS IN USE
B1 In Pittsburg: 82 in New York: 49 in Baltimore: 40 in Philadelphia: 37 in Cincinnati: 18 in Washington and 21 In Hagerstown, Md.
A D DRESS, M. P. MÖLLER,
In some of Our Large Cities New York.
--At the recent meeting in Syracuse of the Synod of New York, Mr. E. F. Eilert, A. M., and Mr. I. S. Runyon, of the Review, were elected lay delegates to the General Synod, which will meet in Atchison, Kan., next June.
-The Lutheran Inner Mission Society has taken a lease upon a large house at 2040 Fifth avenue, where, under the direction of Mr. Paul Holter, there will be conducted a hospice for Lutheran young men. Young men who intend coming to New York to live and work or study and want a comfortable and homelike place to live at a price that represents practically its cost, should address Mr. Holter at the hospice, 2040 Fifth avenue, New York.
--The board of trustees of the German Lutheran Emigrants House has called Pastor Fritz C. Evers, formerly in Englewood, N. J., as successor to Pastor C. Deering. The new missionary took charge of the home and of the mission on September 1. Philadelphia.
-Major E. R. Artman, a prominent member of the Church of the Holy Communion, who died September 3, bequeathed nearly $300,000 to charity. Most of the amount will Lutheran institutions, including $100,000 to establish a home “for poor and deserving Lutherans of all ages and both sexes," to be located in Bucks or Montgomery counties within a radius of thirty miles of Philadelphia. The Orphans' Home and Asylum for the Aged in Germantown is to receive $45,000; Mt. Airy Lutheran Theological Seminary, $45,000; Church Extension Society, $5,000; Roanoke College, $5,000; Lutheran Dispensary for Tuberculosis, $1,000, and the Church of the Holy Communion, $10,000. Major Artman also provided liberally for a number of other charitable institutions in Philadelphia. Chicago.
-Augsburg English Lutheran Church, Rev. William E. Wheeler, pastor, laid the cornerstone of its new building, September 1. The building in course of erection is 43 by 53 feet and is planned to seat 200 people and to accommodate 250 in the Sunday school.
Paul's Lutheran Church, recently organized, has purchased the property of the Cuyler congregation. Cuyler and St. Andrew's congregations decided to unite, and the union was consummated on September 1. A new lot will be purchased and a portable chapel will probably be used for, the present. Rev. Gardner Thrall, pastor of Cuyler Church, resigned the pastorate to co-operate in effecting the union. Denver.
---Rev. J. 0. Hummon, formerly of Omaha, Neb., has become pastor of St. Paul's Church, succeeding Rev. Dr. R. B. Peery. Cleveland.
-Bethany Church is carrying on a campaign to raise $5,000 to liquidate indebtedness.
--The Christian Endeavor Memorial Church will be without a pastor, Rev. H. C. Hadley
having resigned the pastorate after ten years of service. San Francisco.
-St. Luke's Church was organized August 18, with 33 charter members. This is the first organization resulting from the work of Rev. John E. Hummon, who began May 20 last his work as missionary secretary of the California Synod. Trenton.
--Rev. Edwin J. Hopkins, former pastor of Christ Church, has severed his connection with the Lutheran Church and has united with the Newcastle Presbytery. Syracuse.
-Rev. H. M. Schroeder, formerly of New York, is now pastor of St. Peter's Church, Scranton.
---Rev. J. Luther Hoffman has resigned his pastorate here to accept a call to Silver Run, Md.
St. Paul's Church celebrated the twentyfifth anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. H. A. McCullough, October 10 to 13. General.
-St. Mark's Church, Washington, Ill., consecrated, on September 15, 1912, its large and handsome new church edifice. The consecration sermon was preached by Rev. M. Rhodes, D. D., of St. Louis, and many visiting and neighboring pastors participated in the services attending and following the ceremony. The building cost about $100,000, of which all but $30,000 was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Denhart. The building is of the Gothic style of architecture, and constructed of Bedford stone. It is 120 feet long by 86 feet wide. It is arranged and furnished with every modern facility for effective work, and its decorations are sufficiently rich, beautiful and appropriate to please the inost exacting taste. The color scheme is brown. This church was organized in 1875, and now has enrolled about 400 members. In the Sunday school there are enrolled about 450 children. Mr. Denhart has superintended the school for twenty-five years. The Church has a number of auxiliary societies, each taking an active part of the work.
- The Good Shepherd Home, at Allentown, Pa.. has received a gift of $3,000 from Mr. George W. Zeller, of Easton, Pa.
19 N. Liberty Street, BALTIMORE, Md.