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iligious News of intere& to Church v\ )AY SCHOOL LBSSONJEYIEW fotures of Old Jerusalem 'Under the Light of the Full Moon — Memories of the | iMaster In Qethsemane. » By WILLIAM T. ELLIS. * 'i'Jesus In the Shadow of the Cross." *--MaUhew XVI:31-46. FTER I had prepared the notes _ _ for his lesson, I read again the 'chapter. "Under the Olive Trees," In •toy own recent travel book, "Bible Itands Today." What I there wrote Iseems a better commentary upon tne hesson than anything I can now produce ; so I quote the chapter, with the Consent of the publishers, D. Apple«ton and Co.—W. T. E. < Under The Olive Trees. I Always, when In Jerusalem, I seek Ittie Mount of Olives; and always I 'have been favored with the full moon t-i-such a Passover moon as flooded "the scene on the night when Jesus, •in agony of spirit, sought seclusion "on this same hill of olive trees. There '18 much that is disillusioning in J Jerusalem, especially to the travel er .who falls into the hands of a pio- Jfessional guide; but ten minutes on t Olivet by moonlight recompenses and * * Gone are the contentious noises of ••* 'the day—the shrill controversy of a •voluble people who seem to be in con- 'tlnuous disagreement; the rattle and Jrush and. roar of automobiles; the !clamant cry of venders; and even the Uofter sounds of belled camels and .donkeys. The silence of oriental night .enfolds the seeker after memories and ^monitions. Jerusalem lies asleep, •with only an occasional light showing. 'The barking of a distant pack of 'night-prowling dogs, and the peculiar 'snarling of the jackals, alone disturb !the silince, as one threads his way .through the streets of the old city; land down the hill and across the *Brook Kedron; and then up one ot «the three roads (in their lower reaches, •walled on either side by jealous and •rival ecclesiastical properties) that •lead to the top of the Mount of Olives, 'until the open spaces are reached, ! whence the Holy City may be seen {spread out. as a softened and silvered ave- W. 11 PRESBVIERIAN First Presbyterian, Fourteenth nue and Twelfth street, Rev. J. Francis, D. D., pastor— Services at and 7.30 by the pastor. Morning, "Communion." Evening subject, "Unclaimed Possessions." Sunday school at 9.46, all departments. Prayer service Wednesday evening at 7.30 by the pastor. Second Presbyterian, Rev. E. Lansing Bennett, M. A., pastor— Preaching at 10.45 and at 7.30 by the pastor. Morning subject, "Pentecost. Junior, "The Holy Spirit." Sunday school at 9.30. Union daily vacation Bible school, Eighth Avenue Methodist, Monday at 9. American Cadets. Monday at 7.45. Pnnethnla Missionary society, Tuesday at 7.45. Prayer meeting, Wednesday at 7.45. Strawberry festival, Thursday evening. Junior congregation party, Saturday at 2.30. ' , Children's day, Sunday, June 15. Third Presbyterian, Fifth avenue and , Second street. Rev. W. L. McClure D D., pastor— Preaching at 11 and at 7.30 by the pastor. Morning subject . Celebrating the Birthday of the Church." Evening subject, "Pleasing God " Sunday school at 9.45, all departments. Christian Endeavor at 6.45. Mid-week service Wednesday at 7 30. ' Broad Avenue Presbyterian, Rev. A. F. Heltman, LL. D.,- patsor— Preaching at 11 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. by the pastor.. Children's day The Dedl cated Home, and the Dedicated !hild " Evening subject, The 1900th nnlversary of Pentecost, "The En- bling Spirit." Sunday school at 9.45 m David F. Miller, superintendent. Young people at 6.30 p. m. Mid-week ervice on Wednesday at 7.45 p. m. Scouts | according to program. The ummer Bible school opens Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Enrollment on Monday and Tuesday desired, and not ater desired. Most excellent public chool teachers lead the children and people. This la really an op t panorama. * A Picture of Jerusalem. • By daylight, Jerusalem is not •ways a satisfactory spectacle. jortunit'y school. "The idle brain is he devil's workshop." ,AKEMONT UNION BIBLE MISSION Early prayer at 9.30. Bible school t 10. Message at 11 by Arthur Young, eturned missionary from Africa. Young people's service at 6.30. Evening service at 7.30 in charge of Ladles' Welfare Missionary society, vith Charles F. Reltzel as the speaker. The Evans trio will furnish the musi- •al numbers. We meet for prayer in Tuesday evening. On Thursday evening at'7.30, special service in the chapel with Rev. Vernon D. Grubb, pastor of the Reformed church in Juniata, bringing a gospel message. We Invite you to the chapel to hear hese able speakers. al The a •old is too closely surrounded by the 'new; most of the city's population now - new; mos 'dwells outside of the walls, in !ingly modern houses, the red-tiled "roofs and new limestone walls of twhich give bacfc blindly the brilliant .Syrian sunlight. Ostentatious institutions and churches, built m pride- •ful competition, rear themselves vaunt- •ingly. This newer quarter of Jeru- •salem would be more appropriate in *a setting of America's far west: The 'note of reticence and. reverence and "humility is wholly lacking from the ^architecture. These modern struc- .tures obscure, too, the medieval walls -of the city. Inside, the skyline that »was broken formerly only by the great •dome of the Mosque of Omar, and by ' 'the domes of the Church of the Holy "Sepulcher. thrust up monuments to "the vanity of Kaiser William II, in the *form of Protestant and Catholic 'churches built to commemorate his .visit. All the newness incongruously .obtrudes itself before the visitor's •eyes in the day time, along with the • uWquitous evidences of ecclesiastical •rivalry and of popular ignorance and •ofr~ human squalor. * But in the moonlight Jerusalem "turns a fairer face to one who sees Ber from the best of viewpoints, the jlope of Olivet. Like a silken veil of charity, the soft radiance of the x moon covers all of the city's blem- isbes. Only the general outlines, and •uch conspicuous and separate objects as the Mosque of Omar, standing in •tibltme grandeur on the site of the Hebrew temple, catch the beholder's iye. Ragged outlines and unsightly individual creations disappear, along with the clamor of the day. It is atlll a city, an u'nlighted city, a seemly city and a city of matchless memories that lies below, inviting the play of imagination upon it. No wonder Jesus loved this spot and ttiiB spectacle. Even in His day, Jerusalem was freighted with patriotic associations; and these have been multiplied for the modern man who muses In the moonlight on Olivet. What a procession of human pride and ambition and reverance and greed and revenge has moved throughout the agea upon this site of a primitive Je*buaite citadel! Nine times the city JWW been completely destroyed. As- •yriau, Babylonian, Egyptian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Saracen, Crusader- all have Bounded their battle cries from this very hillside on which we •land. The memory of them and of their passions is but a lesson in the •chool books; whereas the Garden of Gethseraane is one of the eternally contemporaneous upoU of human in- tercut and experience. > One of the Sure Silei. 1 Thi* is one of the sure Scriptural •iteu. Scholars may wrangle over this pr that: Whether the sepulcher waa Within or without the present city wall*; whether old walls ran this way ' or that; and KO on to inconsequentia and endless tedium. But this we know, beyond all question or uncertainty, that Jesus, the Hill Country ; dan, the Man of the Open Air, loved o flee from the turmoil of His na- lon'B capital to the friendly heights and homes and groves of the ollvt bill that rises to the east of Jerusalem 0nly a few minutes distant. On this bill, just around its shoulder, out o of the city, was Bethany, will household which Jesus loved ties Of all. From the incline of the liil }{e looked upon Jerusalem with ; patriot'* passion, and wtpt for Uu City that was so blind to its own rea greatness and opportunity. And ii the thick of one of these friendlj grove* of patient olives, Jesus knel and prayed, and in Hi.s supreme hour It may be that the veritable apo pf the Agony was the Latin site o Gettuwmane, where a coolly new Church on an early Byzantine founda tloa seams almost a. desecration o the simple and lovely garden, with its gnarled olivu trees, which tlie old Franciscan monk so lovinglj u; or it uiay be that the Gicel Geth*emane or the .Armenian contains that holiest ut soil. No man fc|3OWS* or may ever luiow. Neverthfc- |e*f, £V$n the casual reader ol the Bible may understand beyouu all uncertainty that H was somewhere ou the slope of Olivet, -within a lew hundred yards of all of these rival sites, LUTHERAN First Lutheran, corner Twelfth ave- ue and Fourteenth street, Marlon ustus Kline, D. D., pastor—Services t 10.45 a. m. and 7.30 p. m., with ormons by the pastor. 1900th anni- ersary of Pentecost will be'observed t both services. "Two Doves of the .Ible," children's sermon subject. The Gift of the Holy^Spirit," morning •orship sermon subject. "What the Holy Spirit Should Mean to Our hurch and Individual Lives," in eve- ing subject. Sunday school at 9.30 a. i., W. F. Lehmann, general superin- ;ndent, a class for every age. Senior uuther league, Sunday at 6.30 p. m. n the lecture room. Intermediate Luher league, Sunday at 6.30 p. m. in he Henry Baker room. Ladies Ala ociety, Wednesday all day. Mld- veek Bible study, Wednesday at 7.45 m. Daily Vacation Bible study very forenoon at 9 o'clock except Sat- venue near Eleventh street, George *. Lauffer, D. D., pastor—Morning ervice at 11, sermon by the pastor, ubject, "The Ministry of the Spirit." Sermon commemorative of the 1900th nniversary of Pentecost). Vespers .t 7.30, sermon by the pastor, sub- ect, "Spiritual House Cleaning" (Sernon for' the evening of Whitsunday), unday school at 9.45, John C. Caloun, general superintendent. 6.30 p. m., Junior Luther league; Monday at 30, Church council; Tuesday all day, ,adies' Aid society; Tuesday at 7, 'eacher training class; Wednesday at .45, Prayer service; Wednesday after ervice, home mission reading circle; Thursday at 7, Choir rehearsal; Fri- ay, 2 to 4, Cradle roll party; Friday at 6, Annual supper of C. E. alumni association at Lakemont park; Sun- ay, June 15, morning and evening, Children's day. Fourth Lutheran, Rev. Raymond C. Shindler, pastor—Preaching at 10.45 a. . _ ^ _ n « _ m . by the pastor. "Spiritual Power, 1 ' York; and the pedestrian preacher from South Africa, to accompany us; and one of the tirelessly hospitable members of the American colony went along lest we should lose our way. It was late of a Sunday evening, with the full moon high in the Heavens, vhen we set forth upon our pilgrim- ige. We had all been present at a meet- ng whereat a fine-spirited man from Generva had talked, in terms of committees and organization and methods, of a world remade in one of its major departments of human life. Somehow, the utter mechanicalness and futility of all these plans smote me; and I yearned to revive memories of One Man kneeling under the olive trees, in a soul-travail that produced blood, for he world's redemption. Not from the pleasant, safe and oversophisticated akeside of Geneva, but from two hills alongside of this old Jerusalem, Olivet and Calvary, will be salvation and ;ransformation of the race come to Increasingly, as we walked the old road along the city wall, past the Damascus gate; past Herod's gate; past St. Stephen's gate; and up into he open stretches of gardens and sparse olive trees, the Idea gripped me of the hopelessness of all our humanitarian efforts without the Man in Agony under the olives. Where is tie whose soul is dripping blood for our present world? Ink flows more freely from modern saviours than this sanguinary sweet. Propaganda is easier than prayer: organization is our modern substitute for vicariousness. A Message of Indispcnsables. As our little group, hushed in spirit, halted half way up the hill, to look back over sleeping Jerusalem, its outlines clear but softened in the gentle moonlight; and upon the olive trees and their deep shadows; one quoted Sidney Lanier's matchless lines: "Into the woods my Master went, Clean forespent, forespent. Into the woods my Master came, Forespent with love and shame. But the olives, they were not blind to Him; The little gray leaves were kind to Him, The thorn tree had a mind to Him, When into the woods He came. 'Out of the woods my Master went, And He was well content. Out of the woods my Master came, Content with death and shame. When death and shame would woo Him last From under the trees they drew Him last: 'Twas on a tree they slew Him—last When out of the woods He came," In the soft light of that radian moon upon Olivet, things more lasting, and important than the City of Jerusalem become clearer. Here the Christ and His meaning and mission, appear luminous. His broken heart; His spirit in an anguish of intercession tha brought blood to the forehead, so soon to beed again from the sharp thorns ot ignorance and prejudice and bigotry and fear and sin; His surrender to the Will Over All; and His dearly-bough peace and serenity, all crowd upon th< mind as a message of the Indispenaa bles for our day. This JB somethint deeper and higher than the councils o nations, or the ambitions of politician, or the benevolent projects of lovers o men. The Man under the olives aloni can deliver our time. The pathway to peace liea over the little Hill ot Olive Groves. KKVlfiN SENTENCE SERMONS. The more the marble wastes, th more the statute grows.—Michae Angelo. You can do anything with childrei if you only play with them.—Bismarck But whether we have leas or more Always thank we God therefor. —Sir Cleyes. (15 Century.) To a good man nothing that happen is evil.—Plato. Write, the vision, and make it plai upon tables, that he may run tha readeth it.— Habakkuk 2:2. I a.-ki-d the roses as they grew an that the Tragedy of the Garden wa, Richer and lovelier in their hue «n*Ct*d. On the same hill, Jac.-ing the ; What made their tints so rich —_ city, the fcame moon iooli.> down ! bright? cW»U.bJe BUIlm-ss upon u meeker',* : They answered, "Looking toward th M)d*aVOr to the spiritual light." Vttuu iieueta or Oftlikcuauf? MJMd U*S gTfftt pratcbac tfvta W»w ' and svtfl - Anon. oi very uncertain value has uo value at all,— By JAMKS C. MACE, Religious Director, FlttdbnrBh V. M. C. A. Matthew XXVM-75. The last supper: Flrst-'-It Is to be a memorial. Second— It is to be a communion. Third— Note the significance of the bread and the cup. Fourth— Note Judas' part in the last supper. Fifth— The accusation. "One of you will betray Me." All asked, "Is it I, Lord?" Sixth — Judas went out and sold Jesus for $17.60. (Analyze Judas and his character. What are the outstanding things about him? He was a disciple, treasurer of the group, ambitious, became a thief, was caught, he sold Jesus, he betrayed Jesus, and went out and hung himself.) Jesus goes to the garden — Note the first garden with Adam and Eve. They were tempted, fell, and were driven out. Jesus was tempted but conquered. Jesus took Peter and James and John into the garden with him and "THE GARDEN" then moved in farther alone. First — The outer court — the altar , ., Mrs. Charles Caswell Good attendance is m. and at 7.30 p Morning subject, hildren's story sermon, "Looking Through Colored Glasses." Evening ubject, "The Man Who Spoiled a Good Record." Sunday school at 9.30 a. m., graded departments and classes. Temple Lutheran, Sixth avenue and Twenty-second street, Rev. Fred R. Greninger, pastor—Morning worship at 0.45 o'clock. The nineteen hundredth .nniversary of the coming of the Holy Jpirit. Sermon by the pastor, "The Power of the Holy Spirit." Evening vorship at 7.30 p. m. "The Birthday of the Church." Church school at |.30 a. m., B. M. Nale, superintendent. 3 rayer meeting, Wednesday at 7.30 p. m. "The Third Missionary Journey )f Paul." Opening of Daily Vacation Bible school, Monday June 9, at 9 . m. All grades. Two weeks. Free, iood teachers. Fine program. St. James Lutheran, corner Eighth avenue and Fourteenth street, J. F. i"legler, pastor—Worship at 10.45 a. m. and preaching at 7.30 p. m. by the pastor. Sunday school at 9.30, Berha Nickola, superintendent of cradle oil department. There is a class for very age. This Pentecost Sunday is he 1900th anniversary of the found- ng of the church that is making it >ossible for you to assemble in a apacity of a religious school and earn of the divine mysteries. What nave you to offer in recognition of this act? Holy communion will be ob- erved at both services. Vacation Bi)le school starts Monday morning, June 9. Tuesday evening, the Woman's Missionary society and Wednesday evening, the Ladies' Aid society meet, at the church and Mountain Brook respectively. St. Paul's Lutheran, John L. Barnes, mstor—Preaching at 11 by the pas- or subject, "A Pentecostal Church." XTo preaching at 7.45, Children's Day exercises. Sunday school, 9.45. Luther eague, 6.45. Tuesday, 7.45, Men's Bible class meeting; Tuesday, 7.30, strawberry festival given by the Ladies' Bible class. Serve strawberries, ce cream, cake and coffee. Wednesday, Bible study. We shall study this 81 Ps. Thursday, 7.45, Ladies' Mis nionary society. ~" ' ~ will be leader. asked for. Congregational meeting next Sunday. Bethany Lutheran, Third avenue and Second street, Rev. Harry L. Saul, jastor—Services at 11 and at 7.30, with sermons by the pastor. The 1900th anniversary of the coming of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated at Doth services. Morning subject, "The Holy Spirit'; junior sermon, "Four Swords." Evening subject, "Answering God's Call." Special music by the choir under the direction of Mrs. Sidney Shaffer. Sunday school at 9.45. Special program. William Gleichert, superintendent. .Senior Luther league at 6.30. Tuesday at 7.30, Women's Missionary society. Wednesday at 7.30, regular mid-week service. Thursday, Keystone class meeting. Friday, Boy Scouts. Grace Lutheran, corner Twelfth avenue and Eleventh street—Rev. Bur- lelgh A. Peters, pastor—Preaching at 11 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. Morning subject, "Stewards of God." Evening subject, "The Value of Wisdom." Sunday school at 0.45 in all divisions, W. G. Munn, general superintendent. Prayer and praise service, Wednesday evening at 7.45 , promptly. Subject, "Joseph." Children's day service, Sunday, June 15, including the scrament of holy baptism. Evangelical Lutheran mission, (Mis souri synod), W. Bertram, pastor— Regular divine public worship at 8 a m. in the Fairview Union chapel, lo< cated at Twenty-fourth avenue and Ninth street. Pastor Bertram will preach the sermon. PENTECOSTAL TABEHNACLE. 217 Fifth avenue, H. J. Snelgrove, pastor—Preaching at 10.30 a. m. by Rev. J. Roswell Flower, and at 7.30 p. m. by Rev. Flower. Mr. Flower is superintendent of the Pentecostal churches of the Eastern district, and has held others oflices since becoming connected with the church, some twenty years ago. Sunday school at 9.30 a. m., Charles J. Cook, superintendent. Tonight a prayer service will be held in the tabernacle from 8 o'clock until midnight. Tuesday at 7.30 p. m Pray»r and Bible study, with a short business meeting following. Thursday at 7.30 p. m. a regular preaching service. BELL A. Al. E. ZION Bell A. M. E. Zlon, 2216 Union avenue—Church school of religious education at 9.45; Mrs. Genevieve Jones superintendent. Regular services al 11 and at 8.30. Pentecostal mass meeting at 8. A special sermon preached by pastor. Subject, "The Mysterious Stone Having Seven Eyes." You wil mi.ss a gospel feast if you fail to hear this interesting and soul stirring mes sage. The public is urged to attend Rev. George Emmelt London, pastor UOSl'ttL CENTER Gospel Center (non .sectarian) Twen.ty-n.fth street near Sixth ave nue—Preaching at 11 a. in. by Lewis Shaw and at 7.30 by George Shope Morning subject, "Blessings Through Christ." Evening subject, "lb the Rapture of the Church the Blessed Hope?" Sunday school at a.45, S. W Mobus, .superintendent. Classes 101 all ages. Mid-week prayer service Wednesday evening at 7.30 ( Yuuug eery-ice at 6.30, — and the laver — sacrifice and cleasing. Second — The inner court — candles, showbread, and altar — communion, light, food and prayer. Third— Holy of holies— the ark, the law, the glory of God. Note that there were eight disciples In the outer court, three disciples in the inner court, and Jesus was alone In the holy place. Why did Jesus take the three disciples? Because they were strongest, the most potential, leaders with real weaknesses. Jesus and the cup— Note these passages: Psalm 116:13; Isaiah 51:17-22, Jeremiah 25:15-17,28, Jeremiah 49:12, Lamentations 4:21, Ezekiel 23:31,32,33, Zeclmriah 12:2, Revelation 14:10, 16:19, 17:4, 18:6, Mark 10:38. What was the cup? What did it contain? What was its significance? Did the cup contain the poison of sin? Of death? Of punishment? Separation from God? Did the devil give the cup to God and God to His Son? If Jesus was to save the race would He drink the cup? Did Jesus at first think the cup was of the devil? A temptation as in the What a word wilderness? Jesus' prayer— If! this is! What questions It arises! What doubts it breeds! What hopes It engenders! Possible 1 "If It be possible." We talk glibly about the possible or the impossible. "Let this cup pass from me." Yes, It could have passed from Him. God said, "With Me all things are possible." But think of the cost! No Savior, no Redeemer, no cross, no glorious resurrection! "Let this cup pass." No answer adequate, no help. "I will go to my disciples, Peter, James and John for help and sympathy. They are my real leaders. What? They are asleep? And especially you, Peter. Could you not watch one hour with me? (You who boasted not an hour ago.)" Do you think Jesus had Judas and the moo, who were on their way, in mind? He had said to the disciples, "Watch with me " They were asleep. (When you quit watching it is not long before you are sleeping. When one quits working ho is soon kicking). Jesus went back to pray again using the same words and again came back to flnd the disciples asleep. The third time Jesus prayed saying, "If this is your will I will drink the cup," and the answer came. Jesus drained the cup, arose, and said to the disciples In substance, "As far as I am concerned, as far as helping me is concerned, as far as rising to a great opportunity is concerned, the chance has gone by and vou can sleep now. But arise and let us go hence." Then there was a sudden flash of light and the parade of leaders came out of the dark. Judas came and cried "Hail, Master!" and kissed Jesus, this being the sign that had been agreed upon. Jesus was arrested and Peter became Indignant and drew his sword. He cut off the car of the high priest's attendant, but Jesus healed his ear. Jesus was tried before the high priest, before Pilate, and before Herod. It was the most burlesque trial in history and one of tragedy for not only Jesus but for Pilate and Herod. The interesting thing about it was that in the last analysis it was really Pilate, Herod, and the high priest who were on trial and what a condemnation they received ! It may be that the trial is still going on and that we and not Jesus are being tried. "What shall I do with Jesus who Is called the Christ?" REFORMED Trinity Reformed, corner ot Seventh avenue and Eighth street, Rev. James M. Runkle, D. D., pastor—Preaching at'll and at 7.30 by the pastor. Morning subject, "The Secret of Success in the Early Christian Church." Evening subject, "The Secret of a True Life." Sunday school at 9.45; Pro- H. C. Smith, general super CHURCH OF GOD First Church of God, Sixth avenue and Fourteenth street, Rev. O. Kraybill, pastor—Sunday school M, at i.30. Preaching at 10.45. Subject, 'The Day of Pentecost and Its Mes- atre to Us." Christian Endeavor at 530. Preaching at 7.15. Subject, "The Mystery of Godliness." First of a series of brief Sunday night messages in the general subject, "Mysteries of he Bible." For the next several months the Sunday night service in his church will begin promptly at 7 15 and close at 8. A large colored chart will e os . be used to illustrate the e Fourth Street Church of God, Fourth street and Twenty-first avenue, Wes- ev N Wright, pastor— Preaching services at 10.30 and 7.30; Sunday .chool at 9.30; Christian Endeavor 30 Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7.30 m Vacation Bible school opens for t' term of two weeks next Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Sessions from The Lakemont Church of God, Rev. ^. S. Nonemaker, pastor— Preaching at 10.30 by the pastor. Subject, "The Power of Pentecost." Children's day exercises at ' 8. Evening subject, 'Story of Joseph Dramatized." Sunday school at 9.30. Christian Endeavor at 7. Miss Barbara Riley, leader. Prayer meeting Wednesday at 8. CHURCH OF CHRIST The First Church of Christ, Sixth avenue and Ninth street, W. T. Fisher, minister-Bible school at 9.30. The ast session of the great contest. The classes are urged to respond with tne best possible showing at this time Morning worship at 10.40. The 1900th anniversary of the birthday of the Church of Christ will be celebrated. The program of service will be the same as used in the Around the World service. The" Lord's supper and ser" rs. Period of gospel song service. Special music. Sermon, "Perpetuating Pene- BAl'TIST First Baptist, Twelfth avenue and eventeenth street, Carey S. Thomas, pastor—Preaching at 11 and 7.30 by }r T Carson Hanna. Morning sub- 'Lost—One Old-Fashioned Fam- ly Evening subject, "God Above the Tempest." Sunday school, 9.30. Four Young People's societies meet at 6.30. Prayer and praise service Wednesday evening at 7.45. Special feature. Summer Bible school opens i a. m. Monday. Memorial Baptist, Bell avenue and Seventh street, Russell G. Jones, pas- or—Preaching at 11 and 7.30 by the >astor. Morning subject, "When Pow- •r Comes." Evening subject, "Thank- ess Beggars." Don't miss the song ervice. Sunday school, 9.45. Junior ind Senior Young People's societies eet at 6.30. Prayer service conducted by the pastor on Friday evening, ~.30. Calvary Baptist, Fifth avenue and Twenty-first street, Rev. E. R. Homer, acting pastor—Preaching at 11 by Rev. B. F. Farley, and at 7.30 by Rev. Horner. Morning subject, "A Message to Believers." Evening sub- ect, "Incorrubtlble Things." Sunday school at 9.45. Young people's meet- ng~at 6.30. Prayer service Wednesday evening at 7.30. South Altoona Baptist chapel, Russell G. Jones, pastor—Preaching at '.30 by Thomas Lowther, jr., student at Eastern Baptist seminary. Sunday school, 2.30. Children's day ireaching service conducted by the >astor Thursday evening at 7.45. Two . Y. P. U's. meet Sunday evening at 6.30. mon. Subject, Christ." Evening The Church -service at of , . , ing at 10.45 by the pastor. Pentecost— The Birthday C °Fairview Church of Christ, Twenty second avenue and Fifth street— Bible school at 9.45; communion and morning worship at 11; Christian Endeavor at 7.30. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening, June 11, at 7.30. EVANGELICAL First Evangelical corner Sixth avenue and Eleventh street— Rev. C. H. Boyer, pastor— Preaching by the pastor at 10.45 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. The nineteen hundredth anniversary ot Pentecost will be suitably observed with a, special program and sermons for the occasion. Baptism of adults and reception of members. Sunday school at 9.45 a. m., John S. Wolfe, superintendent. Emanuel Evangelical, Fifth avenue and Fifth street, Rev. Hermann Waiter Kaebnick, D. D., pastor— Preach- Subject, — of the Church." This is the 1900th anniversary of Pentecost. At 7.30 the commencement program in religious education will be given by the graduating clusa. Sunday school at 9.30; Frank Gleichert, superintendent. The League of Christian Endeavor meets Sunday at 6 45. Ernest Meyer is leader. The topic is, "What are the Tests of Christian Recreation?" Wednesday al 7.45, mid-week service. Thursday al 2, Women's Missionary society and Ladies' Aid. THE CHURCH IN THE WKHNWOOD The Church in the Wehnwood, Rev. Earl C. Bateman, pastor— Preaching at 10.45 a. m. and at 7.30 p. in. by the pastor. Morning subject, "God s Farming Enterprise." Evening subject, "The Fruits of the Spirit." Holy communion will be observed at both services. Sunday school at 9.30 a. m Junior and Kindergarten Christian Endeavor at 2.30 p. m. Children to re ceive children's day parts Sunday The Bible study will be continuec Monday evening at Mrs. Emanue Butler's home. Miss Sattertteld wil be the teacher. The Otterbein Guild hike will be held Tuesday evening The intermediate and senior endeavor ers are invited. Parly will leave the church at 6.30 p. m. Regular mid week prayer service, Wednesday No choir practice will be held Thurs day evening. Announcement of pra.c tice will be made later. Ladies' Aid will meet at 2.30 p. m. Thursday after noon. Children's day will be held June 22. All children desiring parts will please come for practices an nounced. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 1418 Eighth avenue— Services at 1 and ut 8. Subject, "God, the- Only Cause and Creator." Sunday schoo at 11. Wednesday evening meeting at 8. Reading room and free cir culating library open daily except Sun day and holidays from 12 to 3.30. Cen tral Trust building, loom 510, 1218 Eleventh First Mennonite, Fourth avenue and Twenty-fifth street, Joseph M. Nissley, pastor — Preaching at 11 a, m. by he pastor and at 7 p. m. by Bishop J. N. Durr, Martinsburg. Morning subject, "Marriage." Sunday school at 10 a. m. 6.30 p. m., Children serv- ces. 7.15 p. m., Young people's meet- ng. 7.30, Thursday, Prayer services and Bible study. Mennonite Brethren in Christ, 2321 Beale avenue, Rev. H. H. Marker, pastor— Preaching at 3.30 and at 7.30 iy the pastor. Evening subject, "Past, Present, and Future Deliverance." Sunday school at 2.30. Tuesday and Friday evenings, services at 7.45. and enjoy an old fashioned meet- Ice. Fifth MENNONITE ing. •&• Mennonite Memorial, Eleventh avenue and Twenty-second street, Rev. L. H. Glass, pastor—Preaching at 11 and at 7.30 by the pastor. Morning subject, "Pentecost." Evening subject, "The Promised Land." Sunday school at 9.45; R. R. Hunter, superintendent. Junior Christian Endeavor at 6.30. Senior Christian Endeavor al 7. Wednesday evening . prayer and Bible study at 7.30. Mennonite chapel, Mill Run, Joseph M. Nlssley, pastor—Preaching at 7.45 p. m. by the pastor. Sunday school at 2.15 p. m. 7.15 p. m., Children services. 7.30 p. m., Wednesday, Bible study. 7.30 p. m., Friday, sermon, pastor. THE CHURCH OF THE Ol'EN DOOI1 The Church of the Open Door Twenty-fourth street near Sixth avis* nue, Emory G. Rltchey, pastor- Preaching at 10.45 and 7.30 by the paa tor. Morning subject, "Jesus Chris the True Light." Evening subject "The Son in Whom God Hath Spoken.' Bible school at 9.30, George Hammol superintendent. Young people's meet ing at G.30. Mid-week meeting fo praise, prayer and Bible study, Wed nesday evening at 7.30. The Persona Workers' Mission band will meet Fil day evening at 7.30. BKUSJI MOUNTAIN MISSION. R. G. Winebrenner will conduct .spe cial services in the Brush Mountain Gospel mission, commemorating the "Advent of the Holy Spirit." Subject "The Power of Pentecost." BUETHKEN First Brethren, Maple avenue am Thirtieth street, A. D, Gnagey, pas tor—Preaching ut 10.10 and 7.45 by th pastor. Morning subject, "Pentecost Has It Been Repeated? Will It Be?' Evening subject, "Not a But the Mos Vital of All Questions." Sunday schoo stuV^eri^™"" 66 ™ 111 he a weetlng of the Sunday School association. Sunday is Whitsunday or P en . t .*' OBt - _ 11B Christ Reformed, Twelfth avenue and Fifteenth street, Rev. Charles D. Rockel pastor—Children's day service at 1030 P No evening service June- September. Sunday school, 9.45. Grace Reformed, Eighth avenue and Twenty-third street, Ralph J. Harrity, pastor-Preaching at 7.30 p. m. by Rev. Oliver H. Sensenig. Children's day observance at the morning church Hour. Rev. Oliver H. Sensenig, pas- or of Claysburg Reformed church, will >reach in evening. Sunday school at 45 a. m. Junior C. E. at 9 a. m. rientor C. E. at 6.30 p. m. Vacation Bible school will begin on Wednesday morning, 9 o'clock, June 11. METHODIST First Methodist, Rev. James McKendree Reiley, D. D., pastor—Preaching at 10.45 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. by the pastor. Morning subject, "Pentecost in Experience." Evening subject, •Loving the Church." Sunday school at 9.30 a. m. Junior church at 2.30 p m. Epworth league at 6.30 p. m. Simpson Methodist, corner Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street, B. A. Salter Ph. D., minister—Children's day exercises at 10.45 and 7.30. At the morning exercises there will be bap- ism of children. Church school at 9 30 Help to maintain the average attendance. Epworth and Intermediate league at 6.30. Mid-week service, Wednesday evening at-7.30. Eighth Avenue Methodist, Rev. John E Beard, pastor—Preaching at 10.45 and at 7.30 by the pastor. Morning subject, "What Happened at Pe " te : cost?" Evening subject, "The Enc of an Imperfect Day." Sunday school at 9.30. Epworth league at 6.30. An early morning service at 6.30 will be conducted by the pastor In commemoration of the nineteen hundredth anniversary of the day of Pentecost At this service the sacrament of the Lord's supper will be administered 't will be an impressive introduction of the day that has come to mean so much in the life of the Christian C Grace Methodist, Walnut avenue and Fourth street, Elmer F. I Jg enf j;itz minister—9.45, Church school; 10.45 worship and sermon. The sermon wll be preached by the minister. The heme will be especially appropriate to children, "Things That Talk Abou God." Baptism of children. Specia music. 6.30, Epworth league; 7.30 Children's day exercises. A very beautiful program, "The Pathway o Service," will be given by the young folks of the church school under the direction of Irvin Thomas. Wednes ay, 7.30 p. m., mid-week prayer serv- JMILII Avenue Methodist, Rev Thomas F. Ripple, pastor—Church school at 9.30. Holy communion at 10.45. Epworth league at 6.30. Subject, "Our Boy and Girl Friends.' Leader, Evelyn Fletcher. At 7.30 "What Hapuened at Pentecost?" The holy communion will be administercc in this church Sunday morning and evening. In the evening at 7.30 the minister will preach on "The Mean ing of Pentecost," this day being the anniversary of this great event in the Jhnstian church. Broad Avenue Methodist, Rev. Perry Miller, pastor—Sunday achoo at 9.30. Wo will meet fpr a very shor session of Sunday school, closing a 10 o'clock. Children's day program Immediately following. At 11 o'cloc Rev. Paul McClintock, D. D., wil preach a sermon on "Loyalty to Christ and His Church." Dr. Me Clintock spent the ttrst twenty-three years of his life as a missionary in South China. He is a very wonderfu speaker and you will want to hear him This is the first Sunday of our loyalty crusade and a splendid program ha been arranged. At 7.30 p. m., th young folks of the church will rende a program on "God's Challenge to th Youth of Today." The Junior choi will have charge of the singing, head ed by Miss Gladys Bryan and Vema Gray, pianist. The speakers of th evening will be Anna Bodle, Dorothj Summers and Thelma Butterbaugh Eileen Schlelgh will conduct the serv Ice and read the Scripture lesson. Fail-view Methodist, Rev. Edwin H Witmah, pastor—Morning worship a 10.40 and evening worship- at 7.30 This will be Pentecost Sunday. Ther will be a Pentecost sunrise service a 6. The holy communion will be ad ministered both morning and evening Sunday school at 9.30. Young peo pie's meeting at 6.30. Subject, "Capi tal Punishment. Christian or Non Christian?" Lakemont Methodist, H. W. Glass co, pastor; B. F. Stuie, assistant- Preaching at 11 by H. W. Glaasco, an at 7.30 by B. F. Shue. Morning sub ject, "Spiritual Dynamite." Sunda school, 10, J. S. Isenberg, superintend ent. Daily vacation Bible school open on Monday at 9 and will continue nac school day for a period of two weeks Jaggard Memorial Methodist, H. W Glassco; B. F. Shue, assistant—Preach ing at 11 by B. F. Shue. Evening Children's day program. Sunda school, 9.45, R. R. Caraher, superin tendent. Tuesday evening at 7.30 prayer meeting. Llyswen Methodist, Rev. Bart __ Crites, pastor—Church school at 9.3( H. S. Kelly, superintendent. Chil dren's day program at 10.45. Rite o baptism and reception of members Young people's service at 6.45. Theme "Tho Christ of Every Road." Mrs Max Watson, leader. Public worshi at 7.30. Sermon theme, "After The Had Prayed—What?" This messag follows a series of mid-week addresse appropriate to the nineteen hundred!' anniversary of Pentecost. Spech music. Fifty-eighth Street Methodist, Rev E. C. Myers, pastor—Holy communio at 11. Reception of members. Spe cial services in honor of the ninetec hundredth anniversary of Pentecos At 7.45 a special communion servic administered in the light of the cros. Special program of worship. Senio and Intermediate league at 7. Subji>( In Senior league, "How Measure Oi Friendships?" The church school a at 9.30, J. C. Patton, superintendent 9.45. The FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Twelfth Avenue and Seventeenth Street REV. CAItEV S. THOMAS. 1'aslur Bible School at 9.30 A. M. Children's Day Dr. T. Carson Hanna preachei. 11 A M.—"LOST—ONE OLD FASHIONED FAMILY" 7.30 P. M.—"GOD ABOVE THE TEMPEST" Vested Junior Choir Ulugti at This Service Organ Recital at 7.15 by Mr. Clyde C. English CttUHCttOFTMB First Church ot the Brethren, Sixth venue and Fifth street, Walter S. Long, pastors-Preaching at 10.46 a. m. y the pastor. At 7.30 p. m., messages rom congregation. Morning subject, The Advent of the Holy Spirit." Eve- ing subject, "The Holy Spirit in the Life of Christiana.", Sunday.school at .30, J. M. Maddocka, superintendent. Christian Worker's meeting at 6.45. Women's Missionary and Men's league, 'uesday at 7.46. Bible study, Wednes- ay at 7.46. Twenty-eighth Street Church of the Brethren, Sixth avenue and Twenty- Ighth street, Rev. Benjamin F. Waltz, astor—Preaching at 7.45 p. m. by he pastor. Evening subject, "Con- uerlng Hosts," a memorial service or the post office employes of Al- oona and vicinity. Sunday school ,nd morning service combined With Children's day service by children. Bible study on Wednesday evening at UNITED BRETHREN First United Brethren, Rev. B. F. Bungard, D. D., pastor—Preaching at 0.45 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. by the jastor. Morning subject, "The Flame jf Pentecost." Evening subject, "Today and Tomorrow." This service is n recognition of those of the church who are graduating with the 1930 class of Altoona High school. Sunday school at 9.30 a. m. Junior church at 0 45 a. m. 6.30 p. m., Intermediate E. Wednesday, 7.30 p. m., prayer meeting. Friday, 7.30 p. m., choir rehearsal. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 3 to 4.30 p. m., Children's day practice. Second Avenue United Brethren, Rev. E. G. Sawyer, pastor—Prayer counsel at 9.30, members of Sunday school urged to attend. 'Sunday school at 11 a. m. Morning worship at 11 a. m., preaching by the pastor. Morn- ng subject, "The Birthday of the Church." Evening worship at 7.30 p. m., preaching by the pastor. Evening subject, "The Power of Pentecost." Junior Endeavor meeting at 2 p. m. Senior and Intermediate Christian Endeavor meetings at 6.30 p. m. Wednesday evening at 7.30 p. m. the regular mid-week prayer and praise service. Grace United Brethren, W. G. Hawk, pastor—Preaching at 10.48 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. by the pastor. Morning subject, "Pentecost Foretold," Joel 2:28. Evening subject, "The Indwell- ng of the Holy Spirit in the Life of :he Believer." A consecration serv- ce. Devotions and special music by Sudds of Promise Bible class. Sunday school at 9.45 a. m. Young pie's service at 6.30 p. m. Lively, growing mid-week prayer service, Wednesday at 7.30. Garden Heights United Brethren, J. S. Showers, pastor—Preaching at 10.45 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. by the pastor. Morning subject, "Heavenly Fire." Evening subject, "Quenching the Spirit." Senior Y. P. S. C. E. at 6.15; Intermediate Y. P. S. C. E. at 6.30 p. Sunday school at 9.30 a. m., W. J. Neal, superintendent. Junior Chris- irian Endeavor on Wednesday afternoon at 3.45. Church night service, Wednesday evening at 7.30. Children's service, next Sunday, June 15. A pageant will be given in the evening. ALTOONA RESCUE MISSION Altoona Rescue mission—Bible schoo at 10 o'clock, W. G. Gump, superintendent. Workers' prayer and praise service at 2.30, in charge of George Hammel of the board of directors. In the evening at 7.45, Lewis Shaw wll? be the speaker. Good Gospel singing CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE Christian and Missionary Alliance, corner Sixteenth avenue and Eleventh street, E. . H. Patterson, pastor— Preaching at 10.30 a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. by the pastor. Morning subject, "Abundant Life" or "Pentecost." Evening subject, "The Carnal Man and the Spiritual Man." Sunday school at 9.30. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.30 o'clock, special prayer meetings. Thursday to Sunday, June 12 to 15 inclusive, are the dates of the annual home convention or the new Senft Memorial Gospel tabernacle. Services each evening at 7.30 and three service on Sunday, June 15, at 10.30 a. m., 2.30'and 7.30 p. m. Rev. S. W. McGarvey of Wllllamsport will be the speaker at each service. Mr. McGarvey Is district superintendent of the eastern district. Summer BlblP school begins on Monday, June 9 School sessions will be held each fore in. INTERNATIONAL BIBLE STUDENTS 'Hid in the Day of God's Anger' Is the subject of the radio Bible tall over WFBG from 7 to 7.30 to bo given by A. B. Zook of Brooklyn, N. Y At 7.46 there will be a discourse at the I. B. S. A. hall, 1433 Eleventh avenue. From 9 to 10 a. m., the .watch tower radio network of thirty-three stations, consisting of excellent music as well as clear, concise and mos interesting explanations that make the Bible the best and most fascinating book in the world, can bo heard over WO WO, Fort Wayne, Ind., and WPTF, Raleigh, N. C. UNITKD PRESBYTERIAN First United Presbyterian, Fourtl street and Howard avenue, Rev. W. O H. Carman, pastor—Preaching at 1 and at 7.30 by the pastor. Mornlnf service in honor of young people o congregation graduating from educa tional institutions. Evening, teachers training graduation exercises. Sunday school at 9.45. Y. P. C. U. a 6.30. LUTHERAN BOWES MAY FORM UNION Proposal to Establish Federation of Seven General Groups Is Expected to Meet With Favor. (Special to Altoona Mirror.) ROCK ISLAND, III., June 7.—Consideration of a proposal to establish a ederatlon of seven Lutheran general bodies with a combined strength of approximately 1,000,000 communicant members, is occupying major attention this week at the seventy-first annual convention of the Lutheran Au« ;ustana synod, opening here on Thurs. .Jay. Church leaders with their eara» to the ground predict that opposition w.111 be overcome and the measure carried. The creation of this federation will establish a strong "central" group of Lutherans In doctrine and practices somewhat between the Missouri Lutheran synod and the United Luther, an church In America, and of about the same general strength. It Is predicted that the successful establishment of the federation, which is to bo known as the American Lutheran conference, will lead to a later uniting of practically all Lutheran groups in the United States and Canada. Tha general bodies in addition to the Air- justana synod-Interested in the present movement are v the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America, Lutheran Free church, the United Danish Lutheran church, the Joint synod of Ohio, and the Iowa synod. Prior to the consummation of the federation, which is expected to take place in October of the current year, the two latter bodies will combine with the Buffalo synod to form a new general body—the American Lutheran church. The convention this week is the largest convocation in the history of tha synod. The gathering is commemorating the seventieth anniversary of tha founding of the Augustana synod in 1860 and the 400th anniversary of the signing in 1530 of the Augsburg Confession, the basic doctrinal statement of nearly 85,000,000 Lutherans throughout the world. Commemorating these occasions the synod granted general representation to its 837 pastors and to each of its 1,237 congregations, which gives the convention a probable voting strength' of nearly 2,000 official delegates. In addition, Augustana college and Theological seminary, which are serving as hosts to the convention are celebrating the seventieth anniversary of their founding. The thirty-eighth annual convention of the Women's Missionary society of the synod, a young women's congress, held under the auspices of the society, and the Lutheran Brotherhood convention, all meeting simultaneously with the synodlcal convention, brought additional thousands of delegates and visitors here for the week. Tha brotherhood gathering will feature a banquet attended by 1,500 guests on the government arsenal island in the Mississippi river. " I if- F,PISCOPAL St. Luke's Episcopal, Eighth avenue and Thirteenth street, Rev. R. Al'len Hatch, rector—Holy communion at 8. Church school and Adult Bible class at 9.30. Morning service and sermon at 10.45. Evening service and sermon at 7.30. St. Barnabas Episcopal mission, F r ther C. S. Sedgewick, rector—Chun _ school, 10 a. m.; 11 a. m., prayer and holy communion by Father C. S. Sedgewick. Tobias & Laughlin i Funeral Service © 2036 BROAD AVE. | Phone OHIO S r/.eFROMARco. ABSOPURE ELECTRIC REFRIGERATORS 1716 12th Ave. Altoona, Pa. Phone 3-H60 8 DR. I. EISENBERG Optometrist and Optlolnn Eyei Examined; Claim Fitted 220 CENTRAL TRUST BLDG. Huuri 9 to fi.30 Hat. 0 to 0 BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC & MFG. CO. WE ARE ENABLED TO CONTINUE OUR OFFER OF FOR YOUR OLD RANGE OR STOVE DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE THIS AMOUNT TO APPLY ON PURCHASE OF A NEW WESTINGHOUSE RANGE PENN CENTRAL V

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