Baha'i meeting at First Emmanuel with Mary Hanford Ford

M Van Blacum, J T Simpson

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Baha'i meeting at First Emmanuel with Mary Hanford Ford - First Emmanuel Church. I On Sunday, May 7lh, at...
First Emmanuel Church. I On Sunday, May 7lh, at the First Emmanuel Church, the evenning and morning services were well attended. Pastor lioldcn seriet of sermons on the Apostle Peter arc interesting and attracting a good deal of attention. Hiss sermon on Sunday morning wat taken, from St. John 21 :15, "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter 1 1 Simon, ton of Jonit, lovest thou me more thin these? He taith unto him. I yea Lord: thout knowett that 1 lovej thee. He taith unto him. Feed my , Iambi." Theme. "The Lord captured the tetf willed leader, and rightly directed him and hit 'ollowersy Pattor Bulden laid that the sympathy and interest shown by our Lord in the business and health of the ingnorant and rebellious disciples reveals thai He had a great lesson to teach them and all who would come after them. When Ht wat satisfied that they had eaten a plenty and were now in a proper mood for his talk, He took the leader to task with these words. "Simon son of Jonss lovest thou me more than these?" Our Lord, the Emmanuel put this question t ohim three times, with the love idea rising in importance. He followed up this egotistic leader's affirmative answer with a command to do pastoral work and service as a shepherd, and feed shepherd's Iambi. The humiliating rebuke that this leader . received from his Lord and Master in the presence of the officers and members of the little primitive church shows that Our Lord wanted constancy in love, and whole life of serivce. The Sunday - school hi a large attendance. A number ti visitors were present. Supt Hogans conducted the devotional exercise) and lesson review. Elaborate preparat:ont are being made for the best Children's Day that the school hat ever had which will be held the 2nd Sunday in June at 2 JO p. m. After the study of the lesson, and singing of he carols, Rev. Geo. Hmton of Corona, L. I., was introduced and tpoke to the school. Pastor Bolden also made a few remarks. . At the meeting of the Bahai Aoci - ation at 3:30 p. m.. Mrs. Mary Ford gave a very interesting talk to the members on the spirit of Bahaism. Pator Bolden and others were on the program. Miss M. Van Blacum presided.: ' At the meeting of the Literary Society at 4:.Wp. m. a slpendid program wat presenter) by the new enrp of officers. M. Satchel was matter of ceremonies and the following program was presented.' reading. Mrs. M. Sherman; recitation, Mist Florence Sherman; reading, Mrs. Anthony;' reading. Mrs. Sarah Vessels; solo, Mitt A Small; reading, Mrs. N. Quick; tolo. Mrt. Burnt; solo, Mrs. MeDnra Bolden. Pattor Bolden in his closing remarks complinientred the officers on their auspicious begiiinin,,. Win. Cole - nun and Howard Brown were appointed critics. The officers are as follows: Mist Maggie Johnson - president; Wm. Coleman, vice president; Mis D. Small, secretary) Mitt Florence Sherman, assistant secretary; Mrt. Ellen Anthony, treasurer; Miss B. Parker, chaplain. At the evening tervice Pastor Bolden preacher the annual termon to the Richard Mannuel Bolden Council, 1004 I. O. of St. Lukes. The ladies made a neat appearance. Paitor Bolden spoke from the theme, "Loveit thou me?" The choir rendered anthem "O for a closer walk with thee." Miss Green soloist. Presentations were in' from the order to Rev. and Mrs. A M. Bolden and to the church, by Mrt. Marshall, Mis M. Cox and John S. Savage. Dinner was served during the day by members of the S. M. and 1. club. $5 was presented to the church by Rev, Hogans, the president. The Rainbow Circle had a very interesting meeting on last Thursday night. There were only two addresses by Pastor Bolden and Mrt Mary Poid, tt each was so filled wvth good thought and much enthusiasm that it wat a pleasure to be present. A reading from Abdul Bahai't boqk Svas delivered by J. T. Simpion. 6 C Mark's M. E. Cbureu. On Sunday, May 7th, the morning and evening services of St. Mark's M. F Church were attended by Urge congregationi. At the morning service Rev. T, W. Cooper, pastor of New - nun Memorial Church, Brooklyn, waf the occupant of tlit pulpit and delivered a fjreeful and thrilling sermon. Text, St. llatUicw, 18th chapter and 3rd verte. Theme, Regeneration, In the evening. Rev. Gilbert Wilson wat the tpraker. The Sundsy - tchool wat largely at - ttned and the collection good. A large gathering of men attended the opening services of the Brotherhood Bible Clan wh ich wat held at 9..W p. m. Dr. More delivered an eloouent addrett to the class and dwelt at great length upon the advantage! to be gained from the ttudy of the Bible The twentieth anniversary of the Sunday tun - rite prayer meeting wat celebrated in a very befitting manner. There wat a large attendance and the service was keenly enjoyed by all who attended. Rev. Frank S. Robinson, the leader was in charire. The services of the Epworth League were well attended and an excellent program wat rendered. Dinner wat terved in the church house under the auspicet of the Sunday - school, Mrt. Pntcilla Green and Mrs. Helen 1 ugh were in charge. Two persons joined the church at the morning tervice. At both services, the choir under Prof. Jackson rendered excellent music. Union Baptist Charch. ! Last week in our church we had what wat known as the Laymen's Revival. It wat conducted by the president I

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  1. The New York Age,
  2. 13 May 1922, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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