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SATURDAY EVENING OaklanD NOVEMBER 15, 1930 SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY TO BE CELEBRATED1 'Budget Crusade' Theme Church Celebrates Seventieth Birthday The FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, whose facade is shown in cut, was completed late in 1925. Seventy years ago this church had itshumble beginnings through the meetings of a small group of pioneers. Todav the church is regarded as one of the largest and most up to date religious plants on the Pacific coast, TRIBUNE photo. W. P.

Rea'gor IB: 1 11 oTO PREACH OH ANNIVERSARY THE AMERICAN NEGRO, THEME PLYMOUTH ALUS' mi E1TUBED ATI JISTPJULf First Congregationalists Prepare Elaborate Program. Of Pastor At the First Christian church to morrow morning. Dr. W. P.

Reagor will continue the group of sermons which he has been- preaching In reference to the Budget Crusade of the Church." The general theme of these 'sermons Is "The Church for Today." He says: "Many times in the his tory of the Christian church It has pnssed through "periods of depres sion and gloom, disaster and seem ing- defeat, and yet always the church has come through victoriously. There are many reasons for among them being the peren nial vitality ofrthe church whereby it is refreshed and revived by the power from on high. Tho church has always been adjustable, continually able to grow from within, and changing her life to meet the needs of each changeable age. From the standpoint of his tory there is no place for the defeatist attitude which many people tana toward tne cnurcn in tnis age." rne evening sermon win pe evangelistic. He says: "It will be a presentation of the claims of the State Regional of to at arfi I IH Till IttWif OfW.B.A.toBeGuest amst to The seventieth Anniversary of the Firs'.

Congregational church, Harrison, at Twenty-sixth streets, will be celebrated with an anniversary sermon by Dr. Francis J. Van Horn, the minister, on "The Past Speaks to the Present;" a series of dramatic and musical programs Sunday evenings; and a dinner for jOthe entire membership, next Wed- Nnesday evening at 6:15. The first dramatic program Is scheduled for tomorrow night, the play entitled "The Prodigal Son," in four acts, with a cast of seventeen young people, members of the Sacramento Congregational church. These players have pre-aented their dramas In many cities.

Held In the Social halls and open to the public, the entertainment begins at 7:30. The Juvenile Dramatic class, to which all children are Invited, is held at 6:30 in the chapel. Rehearsals begin for a Christmas play, under the direction of James E. Boyd. Toasts "The General Takes Command," "A Trustee's Dream," "A Lawyer Laughs Times" and "Seventy Tears Young" are features of next Wednesday's "Every Member Come" anniver- smry dinner, starting at 6:16 p.

m. Special music, community singing, eventy-mile marathon, stunts, and brief addresses by laymen of 'the church complete the program, at which all over seventy years of age are to be guests of honor. Formed seventy years ago, by. a mail group of Oakland pioneers, the First Congregational church has risen to a high position in the religious and community life of Greater Oakland. Starting in a rented hall the church now has Its own home occupying two acres at Harrison and Twenty-sixth streets.

There are now 1300 members. The building- includes a church auditorium, chapel, club room, library, choir rehearsal room, minister's study, offices, and twenty-six class rooms. Three large services can be held at one time; with the seating capacity near the three thousand mark. Social hall in the north wing of the building is equipped with mo-tlnn nirture moiection and stage Featuried at Baptist Trie Rev. Harold Camp.itaew pastor of the First Baptist (ijlnirclf an-nounces the beginning of popular Sunday evening services to which friends of all creeds and religious persuasions are welcomed.

During his pastorate at the Calvary Baptist church, New Haven, the Sunday evening services were the largest in Connecticut and one of the largest In the country. The largo attendance was due It is said, to "the popular evangelistic appeal, good music, and preaching of the positive and sympathetic note." The service tomorrow night will be featured by an address -by-the pastor on the subject "On the Edge of the Promlsed-iand." There will be special music by tho chorus choir directed by Harrison Ward. Julia C. Glnn, state regional di rector of the Woman's Benefit association, will be honored guest of the Eastbay reviews at a group meeting in Alameda I. O.

O. F. hall, Monday. Mrs. Glnn will be met by a guard of honor under the direction of Maud Egan, president of Review No.

14. The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a. m. and will be called by Chairman Leora Gonaalves, who will Introduce the District Deputy Marie L. Goran, who in turn will extend the welcome greeting to the state director, Julia C.

Ginn. Mrs. Jessie Hartley, president of W. B. No.

78, w4r act as lady of ceremonies throughout the day and evening session. Exemplifications of the ritualistic work, pioneer drUls, Junior drills and other fancy drills will be given durlns.Jtlie day and evening. Review Plnns Whist Review No. 16. W.

B. A. Dlans its annual whist at W. O. W.

hall, 8266 East Fourteenth street, next Tuesday. At the last meeting, the re 11:00 A.M. "PRAYING DANIEL" 7:80 M. "THE KNEELING CHRISTIAN" 8:45 A. M.

Sunday School P. M. Y. S. i Swedish Mission Church Fallon Clvlo Aud, Rev.

S. Johnson. Pastpr 'Fathers and Sons Day9 equipment operated by a committee of the younger church st Lutheran Church Ward will also lead the song ser vice. The church trio composed of Laura M. Knott, soprano: Philip Ashcraft, tenor, and Harrison Ward, baritone, will sing "Praise Ye the Lord" from Attila by Verdi.

The service Begins at 7:80 p. m. From 7 to 7:30, Richard Purvis, ornnnlst, will give an organ recltul playing the following "Concert Overture' by Rogers, "Pastorale" (new), Purvis; "The Cuckoo," d'AquIn; "A Dream Mood," Gordon Balch Nevln "Murche I'ittorcsnue." Kroeger. At tho morning. service at 11 the Reverend Camp will pvach on 'Vision and Adventure." There will be nn anthem by the vested choir and Harrison Ward, baritone, will sing "Still, Still With Thee" by Salter.

7 The nosltlons. many carrying honor -A influence remain, but boyhood dbvelons into manhood and the mantle of authority Is ultimately transferred to a new generation. If sons do not develop as contemplated the responsibility lies for the roost part with the parents, Especially Is this true if parents are not setting an example and treading the path of righteousness themselves. Failure of a father to be a real pal to his boy is a large contributing factor to the way wardness of sons. We are told that we cannot hope to reap other than what we sow "MILLS TERRACE CHRISTIAN Morcom at Brann St.

4V 'HwtyQfafcnLLfl 9:45 Sunday School. "The Gospel for This Age" 7:30 Charles H. Gabriel and his Gospel Hymns. Everyone Welcome Gospel of Jesus Christ forv individual life today. Can a man be a Christian today out in the life of tne world, or is tnere not too mucn a perplexing situation which baffles and discourages and brings ultimate defeat? Is the gospel still the power of God unto salva tion 7" During the week to follow, Dr.

Reagor will be in Colusa preaching the Christian church, where that congregation celebrates its 76th an niversary, as guest preacher. He will bring back to the congregation the memories of 35 years ago when his father was pastor of this church. Among the activities of the week at the First Christian church are the group meetings of the Woman's society, Thursday. The various grous will meet in seven different places. The music for Sunday is as fol lows: Morning, anthem "Thou Crowncst the Year," Maker; tenor solo by Aldo Aronson "By the Wa ters of Babylon;" anthem "Peace I Leave With Rob ertsii and a duet, "Children Pray This Love to Cherish," Spohr.

Director' view welcomed President Maud Egan of W. B. A. No. 14.

Mrs. Violet Jones, Mrs. A. Corretra and Mrs. Dora Clifford.

The review plans to take part in the all-day rally at Alameda, Monday. Sacred Heart Plans Whist The annual wljlst of Sacred Heart Parish will held in the parish auditorium November 25 J. Frank Gary is chairman, as sisted by the following: Mesdames, R. Pender, M. McGaham, J.

Burns C. Kerley, J. C. Sheehan. Frank Schoop and M.

J. Collins! Messrs Thomas Carroll. and Charles Keaveny. Welsh Presbyterian Church 18th and Castro Streets R. O.

WILLIAMS. Pastor 10:00 A. Sabbath School. 11 A. M.

1 "THE MASTER'S CALL (English) ii 8:45 P. M. Christian flndenvor 7:30 P. M. "THB CITY GOD" (Welsh) The Eisteddfod Choir meets every Sunday after the evening service.

Singers Invited, "A Resolution" Inspiring Mimic by TEMPLE CHOIR "The Silent Voice" (Caro Roma) GRACE LE PAGE, Boprano P. 6:20 P. M. Christian Endeavor Club dinner. "Womon's Night," Swarti "India's Unrest." -Sunday School.

First Presbyterian Church 26th and Broadway Sermons by Rev. Hugh H. Bell, D. D. of San Francisco Dr.

T. T. Giffin to Preach Ninth and Final Sermon of Series. Next Sunday morning at Ply mouth church, Dr. T.

T. Giffen, pastor, will preach on the topic "If We Should Take Jesus in Earnest Would There Be Any Fun Left in Life?" Thla is the ninth and last sermon in the series under the general heading "If We Should Take Jesus in Earnest?" The subject for the evening pro gram In the "Cutural Contacts Series" wlll be "The American Negro." Mrs. Allen Newman of the Linden St. Colored Branch of the Y. W.

C. will be sponsor for the exhibits and earlier part of the program, beginning at 6:30, which will include violin solos and the singing of 'Negro spirituals. The forum' address at 7:30 will bo given by Rev. W. J.

H. Byers, pastor of the Cooper. A. M. Zion.

church, Oakland, arid his sub ject, "The Chilrch and Raee Re These evening programs are held in the Social hall of Ply mouth Center, Piedmont ave nue, not in the church auditorium. TO BIBLE' TOPIC "How to Read the Bible" Is the topic of a discussion to be heard nt Zion Lutheran church tomorrow evening, beginning at 7:80 clock when Professor -Rudolph Elfert, faculty member of California Con cordla college, will address the assembly. The Zion church instru mental trio, consisting of Erna Chrlstensen, violin: Nelda Schmidt 'cello, and Dr. C. Schmehl, flute, will give a special number, while Albert L.

Thelss, baritone, will sing the Is Enough," from Mendelssohn's "Elijah." "The timeliest Preacher In the World" will be tho subject of a discourse by Dr. Edgar Allan Lowther. pastor of the First Methodist. Episcopal. church, at the meotlng of the Oakland Ministerial Union next Tuesday noon) at the First Christian church.

Dr, Fran cis J. Van Horn, pastor of the First Congregational church and presi dent of 'the union, will be rhnlrmnn. bWJ M-'lrl -1 all BkS9 OAKLAND TniDi r-Lii roru 13th and Market Streets JAMES A. POINTER. Minister Sunday Services.

8:46. 11. 8:15, 7:30 Midweek Services, Wednesday and Friday. 7:30.. The Lord's Supper every Sunday morning.

Fruitvale Christian Church Fruitvale Ave. at E. 17th St. GALEN LEE! ROSE speaks twice. 11:00 A.

M. "Love In Four Dimensions" 7:45 P. M. "Does It Pay to Pray7" 6:15 p. m.

Y. P. S. C. E.

Forum Evening Service 7:00 p. m. Anthem "Peace I Leave With You" (Roberts). Duet "Children Pray This Love to Cherish" (Spohr) Helen Clevenger, Aldo Aronson. Sermon "The Questioner" The People Friendly Meeting (House TCENTER- Mysteries obligation to students of AMUKt 1 fcJVlr L.C.

California I MINISTERS TO HEN LOfTHEB a I I 'ather of English Anthem Memorized at 11 o'Clock. In commemoration of Thomas Tallis, the early church and "Father of the Engiisn Anthem." awho died 345 years ago, on November 23, 1585, the choir of St, Paul's church; Bay Place and Mo'netlto avenue, has prepared the musical portions to be largely this eminent composer at to morrow morning's service at 11 o'clock. In addition to Tallis' two most famous hymn-tunes "Canon" and "Ordinal," the choir will sing the. i Venite and Benedictus to Tallis chants. Two of the composer's best known anthems Lord, Give Th-7 Holy Spirit" and "All People That on Earth Do Dwell" will be lnclud-, ed In the service.

The latter is a quaint old paraphrase of Psalm 100. The Te Deum will be by William Byrd, Tallis' most eminent pupil, in' addition to which there will be a hymn to a tune by Dr. Tve. Tallis' predecessor at the' Chapel Royal. Tallis' imortal choral response will be sung in full.

W. B. A. Unit Will -Give Whist Party A whist will be held by Oaklan review No. 14, Woman's Benefit as-' soclatlon in Athens hall, Paclflo building, Tuesday.

Oakland review will attend the group rally of East bay review in Alameda 1. O. O. F. hall, Monday.

FORDK AT WESTBRAE BERKELEY, Nov. 15. "Th Burning Bush" will be the morning topic and. "Would-be-Disciples" the evening theme of Rev. E.

O. Forde at Westbrae Baptist church tomorrow. Church of Betheldal Inc. Phillips Hall. E.

14th St. SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 8 PK M. Lecture and Messages REV. F.

WICKSTROM Message Bearer Rev. June Turnef St. Paul's Church Bay Plnce at Monteclte Ave. Rector Alexander Allen, D. D.

US Monteclto Ave. Sunday, Nov. 16 3:00 A. M. Holy Communion 8:30 A.

M. Church School 11:00 A. M. Morning; Prayer and sermon. Wednesday, Nov.

19 10'OU A M. Holy Communloa Intercession for the sick St. James' Church 12th Ave and Blvd. Rev. O.

BATTERSHILL. Rector. 1:45 A. M. Church School.

11:00 A. M. Morning Prayer. 11:00 A. M.

Holy Communion (first Sunday In month) 1:00 P.M. Young People' Fellowship ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH Nlcol Ave. and Capp St 1:00 A. Holy Communloa (except seoond Sunday In month) 1:80 A.

M. Children's Eucharist (second Sunday In month) St. Johri Church (Anglo-Catholic) Ith end Grove Ht. Rev. John Barrett, B.

D. Rector Low Ma 1:00 A.M. Church School 1:80 A. M. Hitch Mass, Sermon .......11:00 A.

M. Vespers 7:44 P. M. All Souls' Church Corner Cedar end Spruce Berkeley (Car No, I) Wfy Cornmnnlon. evrrv Sundny a.m.

Socond Sunday ,,,.11:00 am. Church 9:45 a. m. Adult Bible 10:00 a. m.

Mornlnn Prsyer, every Sunday 11 :00 a. RvnnlnK Prayer 1:80 d. m. Healing Service, fourth Sunday 7:80 p.m. Young Peonle'e Fellow- Ship, every Sunday :00 p.m.

Tea. first Sunday tn. THURSDAY Holy Communion ..10:00 a. m. Life Abundant Class 10:80 a.

m. Mark'i Parish w. R. a HODGK1N. D.

Kector Bancroft Way and Ellsworth Berkeley Care No or SUNDAY BKUVICF: Church SchooL Holy Communion Morning I'ravnr fcvenlng Service 11:00 A. M. "A Challenging Need" "Come Unto Me" (E. Coenen) Baritone Solo AUSTIN BLACK Junior Church In Lecture Room 7:00 ORGAN RECITAL: WALTER B. KENNEDY 1 BREEDER "Thetflospel For This Age," will be theyrmon theme of Dr.

Harvey O. Brellen at Mills Terrace Christian eTiurch, Brann and Morcom streets, tomorrow morning. At the evening hour the pastor will give an evangelistic featuring the composer, Charles H. Gabriel and his gospel hymns. The choir, under the direction of Professor J.

E. Fuerbringer, will sing the'gospel choruses and Mrs. H. Massey and Mrs. 'Ruby Perkins will sing the masterpieces of the composer.

"Fred Wlllia, pianist, will be heard in two numbers. SHIS HOLD GRAND BALE More than a thousand Slavs attended the first entertainment, banquet and grand ball, sponsored by Golden West lodge, Croatian Fraternal Union of America, at the Hotel Ambassador recently. Dr. John F. Slavlch spoke on "The English-Speaking Movement." A telegram was read from Anton Gazdlc, supreme president of the union, congratulating the members on this first social affair.

Dr. Werenskjold To Give Address Dr. Frithlof Werenskjold, past grand chief templar of the Washington Grand lodge. International Order of Good Templars, will de liver an address under the aus pices of Greater Oakland lodge and Enighet lodge, I. O.

G. in Athens hall, paclflo building, to morrow niirht. His subject wll be "The Effect of the Recent Election upon tne Eighteenth Amendment." During the evening Mrs. Agnes Werenskjold, wife of the speaker, will give classical piano selections. Mr.

and Mrs. Carl Vintner of Berkeley, will also contribute instrumental num bers. Frank Herman Wulden, dis trict templar of district No. 6, I. O.

O. will presld. OUR SAVIOR'S DANISH LUTHERAN 1740 7th Ave. 8408 Morrison Ave. H.

M. Hansen, Pastor 10 'A. M. Sunday School and Bible Class Danish Service at 11 A. M.

English, 8 P. M. Confirmation Class Every Saturday 10 A. M. Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod).

12th and Myrtle Bt. REV. GEORGE MIEGER, Pastor Sunday School. 10 A.M. GerVian Service.

10 A. M. English Servlo-s 11:15 A. M. Topic "The Supreme Tragedy" r' Sunday Evening 7:30 o'clock Prof.

R. Eisert Speaker RADIO PROGRAM, KFRC, THURSDAYS. 7:00 P. M. GLencourt 2908 9:45 M.

Bible Schools Tuesday, 6:30 P. M. Men's Speaker, Dr. Herman members. Operating personnel of the church Include two ministers, pUiiBh visitor, two secretaries, sexton, six department heads with their staffs, choir director, and organists.

The staff, is supplemented with over one hundred active workers recruited from the membership, and forming the followin committees: worship and fellowship, world service, endowment, entertainment, motion picture, building and grounds, and religious education. Organizations in the church life include: Young Peoples Forum, Women's League, Men's Leogue, Player's Leogue, Camp Fire Girls, Mayflower club, Modern Crusaders, Modern Minute Men, Church chook together with numerous ub-organlzaUons. TO GIVE Rev. P. E.

Robertson, who Is supplying at EUm Temple in the absence of the pastor. Rev. T. W-Lennon, will preach three times tomorrow. At 11 a.

m. his topic will be "Faith," at 3 p. "Hope," and 8 p. "Prayer of Faith." Robertson, who is well known in Oakland, was recently on an evangelistic tour that took him into the interior hills of Virginia and Kentucky. "I -went back into the'hills where they are still using large oxen teams for logging.

I also visited some old slave plantation farms in the old south," Robertson. ST. MICHAEL'S Alcatraa and Benvenue Aves. REV. ERNEST A.

TRABERT Pastor Sunday at 11:00 A. M. "THE LAW OF FORGIVENESS" REV. ERNEST A. TRABERT Regular Vesper service, 7:48 ''THE OR EATEST TKAUIUDX" Trinity Lutheran Church 825 Athens Ave.near 25tb St.

and San'PaMo. Rev. O. T. Brandrud, Pastor' Phone LA keslde 2877 English Communion Service 11:00 A.

M. Special Music. Sermon "THE UNMERCIFUL SERVANT Norwegian young People's Meeting next Tuesday. 8:00 P. M.

A Parcel Festival. Program and freshments. ROBERTSON MESSAGE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Twenty-ninth Street, one block East of Broadway The Brooklyn Presbyterian Church Twelfth Ave. and East Fifteenth Street 7:45 P. M.

'Getting Rid of God" 11:00 A. M. "Remembering Christ's Words" Junior Talk: "A Mean Trick." Richard A. Van der Las, D.D., Minister. Tomorrow will he celebrated as "Fathers and Stfns day" in tWT First English Lutheran church Sixteenth and Grove streets.

This is in accord with "Fathers- and Sons" week, whjch Is widely celebrated at this time in many sections of tho country. The pastor, the Rev. Mark Owen Hollor, will speak op the subject, "That Million-Dollar Boy of says: "When a son is born into a family, the parents immediately benin to see visions and dream dreams, nurturing the fondest hopes and aspirations for their boy. And why not? Great are the possibilities. The positions held by this generation in this world of affairs will some day be transferred to the coming generations.

Mary's Catholic Church The Downtown Church 8TH AND JEFFEHPON 8TS Phone LA kesldt 4721 Sunday Masses 6:30. 8:00 9:00. 10:00 11:00. 12:15 Special Sermon and Music at 11 nnd 12:15 Sunday Evening Services 7:45 o'clock. Friday, 7:45 o'clock.

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES In the Haart of the City Corner Grove, Hobart and San Pablo Ave. RT. REV. MONSIGNOR JOSEPH M.

ULEASO.N, V. rector Sunday Masses: 6:30, 7:30, 9, 10., 11. 12:15. Sermon and music High Mass Phone LA keslde 6057 Sunday evening 'survives, with the sermon of the day. ipeclal and seasonal devotions as announced on Sunday.

Dally Masses: 1 and 8:80. ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH A 3533 Adeline St. Rev. JAMES J.

GANNON PASTOR Masses: 7:00. 8:00, 8:80, 11:00. 9:45 am Church School 8:45 p. Morning Worship 11 :00 am. Anthem "Thou Crownest the Year" (Maker) Tenor Solo "By the Waters of Babylon" Aldo Aronson, Sermon "Resources for the Task" MINISTER The Church Beautiful, m.

ST. JOHN'S PRESBYTERIAN College Ave, at Derby St. 11:00 A. M. DR.

STANLET A. HUNTER! "THE LAW.OF COMPENSATION" 6:00 P. M. MISS RACHEL BENFER: "DIM ROADS A-GOIN'" A captivating spenker on the southern mountaineers former principal of Langdon Memorial School, Mount Vernon, Kentucky. 6:46 P.

M. PRESIDENT If. F. SWARTZ: VTHE RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS" The Universalist CHRISTIAN' 0 THE CHURCH OF FRIENDLY FELLOWSHIP First English Lutheran Church 491 Cheney Avenue, Oakland 300 feet east of Grand-Lake Theatre Car No, 18. off at Rand or Grand No.

12, off at Theatre, to Walker Ave, Friendship Sunday BERNARD R. RUGOLES speaks at 11 A. M. in Friendship" 8 p. "Building Ypur Power to Prosper" Park Boulevard Presbyterian Park Bsulevard and Hampel Sixteenth ana urove aireeve FATHERS AND SONS DAY 6:45 A.

M. The Church "THAT" M1TXION DOLLAR BOY OF YOURS" 6:16 P. M. Young People's Luther League. Rev.

Owen Marx Heller, Pastor 1:45 A Mornlnn Service, 11:00 A M. REV. ED "PS! TN F. HALLENBECK, D.D., speaker NO EVENING SERVICE -W- Rosicrucian All sincere seekers for the great truth and power known to the Ancients, write for the free book, "Light of A NOVEMBER. 16TH Egypt, mailed without 11 A.

M. "TRUE CHURCH DISCIPLINE" Sunday School. 9:45 1 REV. M. K.

HARTMAN Pastor; Higher Thought and Mysticism. Rosicrucian Fellowship Stewart Building. 532 16th St. Room 203 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1:00 T. M.

"The Father, Christ, and Jehovah" Library Open J.00 to 4:00 P.M. Dally Central Lutheran Church a Lib rWK I A IN 1 1 1, San Jose, 41 Tyenty-olglit Street.

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