Clipped From Harrisburg Daily Independent
MECHANICSBURG. Special Correspondence. Aleehauicsburg, Pa., Dec. 29. In the programme of the semi-centennial services of the Trinity Lutheran church, Rev. H. R. Fleck, of Huntingdon, a former pastor of the church, was announced to preach on Saturday evening. He was unable, however, to be present on account of an attack of inflammatory rheumatism. Kev. Dr. Weigle, the pastor of the church, read a letter and a short sermon from Kev. Mr. Fleck. Dr. Weigle also read congratulatory letters from Kev. L. C. Pritchard, a former pastor of the church and Rev. T. B. Birch, who during his connection with Irving college frequently assisted in the church services. As these semi-centennial exercises of the church mark as well the twenty-fifth anniversary of the entrance of Dr. Weigle into the ministry, mutters of interest in connection with his pastoral work were cited by him. Yesterday morning and evening the pulpit was occupied by Rev. K. J. Wolf, D. D., LL. D., of Gettysburg. In the morning Dr. Wolf took as his subject, "The Meaning of Our Lord's Miracles." At the evening service Dr. Wolf preached from the text, Luke 19:9, his subject being "Salvation Come To Us." For some months prior to Dr. Weigle's pastorate, Dr. Wolf filled the pulpit. This evening the church will hold a social or good fellowship meeting. Last evening the pulpit of the Methodist church was occupied by Rev. J. D. Sours. The pulpit of St. Mark's Lutheran church yesterday morning was occupied by C. K. Fegley, a student in the theological seminary at Mount Airy. Mr. Joseph Forward and family have removed from this place to Harrisburg. On Saturday evening a number of youns people of town held a dance in Franklin hall. The School Board is considering the sale of the North Market street school building. A. B. Rupp has offered the sum of $5,000 for the building and the directors want $6,000. Xo definite action will be taken in the matter by the Board until the meeting which will be on the evening of January 5.