The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 8, 1930 · Page 5
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, March 8, 1930
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SATURDAY, MARCH R 3 DAILY COtmiER. CONNELLS vTLLE, PA. A Study in Attitudes "Brass Tacks" on the Sunday School Lesson i Che (Solden "Who hath e«r« to h««r, Wt him h««r."--Matthew 1318. O By DU. ALVIN E. A good definition of a ps rable was given by a child in the *-ords, "A parable is an earthly etory with a heavenly moaning " In Mutt hew 13 w( have seven such "earthly htories" f a sower sowinc seed, an enemy sowing tares, another sowing a mustard s««d, a woman hiding yeast in rmval, a man f i n d i n g and hiding a treasure in a field, a merchantman finding in poarl ol great price"and fishermen drawing in their net. To those common, overy day occurrences our Lord attached heavenly meanings as he likened the kingdom of heaven to thcs« familiar scenes The Parable of the Sower. 'Phe first of these parables, generally called the Parable of the Sower, might as truly bo called the Parable of tbo Soils, for the four results attending the sowing of the- same seei from tlie hands of tho same sower. Taking our Lord's explanation of tho second parable as applying to all of this group of parables, we conclude that here, too, "he that uoweth the seed is the Son of Man" and "the lielii is the world." So Christ is tho one we are to picture when w« read, "Behold, a sower went forth to'sow: and when he sowed, some seeda fell by the wayside, and tho fowls came and devoured them up." Our Lord's own explanation cf this ia, "When anyone heareth the word of the Kingdom, and iiud-erstandeth it not, then cometh tho wicked one, and catcheth away that w M f h was sown in his heart. This is ho t h a t lOLC'ived s-eoil by the wayside." These represent tho attitude toward th kingdom that is hard and iniprvl- oui to spiritual influences. Call it "hard-headed." "harii-boiled," "hardhearted" or "gospel hardened," as you hoose They havo allowed the traffic of materialism to o beat upon their ho.irts as to preclude the entrance of spiritual influences. Tito Impnlshe Attitude. H the first kind of soil represents .he impervious heart, the second represents tho Impulsivo heart: "Others lei! upon rocky plac ^s, where they had not much earth; anil straightway they sprang up, because they had no deep- ji«*s of earth." "Thin is he that heureth tho word, and straightway with joy receiveth it.; yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while: and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, -.trifghtway he stumbleth." These aro tlu shallow, unstable emotionalists "Little pot, soon hot," and Just as soon cooled off again. The attitude of superficiality brings di^appointment, for it yields little IE spiritual fruitfulness. The Attitude of Indulgence. The third class of hearers fall in their fruitfulness because of their indulgence in tho things that aro hostile to the word and spiritual growth: "Others fell among thorns, and tho thorns grew up and choked , them." "This is he that heareth the word, and tho care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful '* It is not that they are incapable, but that their capabilities are prostituted to inferior persuits, and their carnality chokus the spirituality to death Thoir liven are pre-empted by materialism to the stifling of the spiritual. These three attitudes toward the kingdom, the impervious, the impulsive ard the indulgent h'^art represent the hostility towards the kingdom of that ancient triumvirate the devil, tho flesh and the world that steal, starve and strangle the spiritual life implanted in human heartH by the word of God. The faithful Heart. Finally, there is the receptive, retentive, productive attitude of the good soil: "Others fell upon good ground, and yielded f r u i t , some n hundredfold, fiomo sikly, some thirty. ' STMs is ho that heareth the word and under- standeth it; who verify beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." This is the attitude that is productive of results. *The harvest is yielded only in the "honest and good heartH, which, having heard the word, keep It, and bring forth fruit with patience." One and the same sower son i one and tho same good seed, but with what varied results, all because of 'iir varied attitudes towards the divine Sower and the Word of Life which He ImplanU; in our hearta. (The Internationa/ T'tilform Lesson for March 9 is Matt, 13:1-23, the sub- ect being "The Parable nf the Sower," and tho Golden Text, Matt. 13:9, "He that hath ears to hear, I-t him hear.") (The Daily Bible Readings for next week's, study are: Monday, Matt. 13:31-35; Tuesday, Mutt. 13:44-52; Wednesday, II Sam, 12.1-10; Thursday, Matt. 18:7-14; Friday, Matt. 18:21-35, Saturday, Luke 19:12-24. and Sunday Prov. 3:19-26.) EVERSON REVIVAL CAMPAIGN WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY '! h« vangelistic. campaign at lOvoi^on 1'nited Brethren Church will closo Sunday. Thomae A. Filer, blind singer of Altoona, and Mrs. Ruth Man- gui, Stevenson ot Johnstown will sing. Three meeting*. \\ 111 he held. Rev. Paul F. Mickey of Philipsburg, who nan charge of tho meetings, will sp uk at 10:45 A. Al. on "Bmbleme of the Holy Spirit"; at 2:30 P. M. on "Tlie I'our Faces" and at 7:30 on "J*sus Is Passing lly." A srecial meeting will be hold to- nig-ht. The first 30 or 40 minutes will be given to the old-fashioned claee meeting, after which tho evangelist , will preach on "The Second Coming V of Christ." . "Shoots" Living Tiger In Indo-China Jungle DR. MAURICE SAMUE WILL SPEAK SUNDAY NIGHT IN UMONTOWN Many Connellsville people are planning to go to Unlontown Sunday evening to hear Dr. Maurict Samuel, who will deliver his famous lecture, "The Fate at Our Civilization," at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Admission will be free. Dr. Samuel is considered one of the foremost authors and Uolds an enviable position in the littrary field for his brilliant and lntelle Urn! style. Non-Jews are also cot dtally invited by the sponsors of the lecture, which is scheduled to start promptly at 8:45 P. M. Mrs. Herman Cror, of Hew York, U believed to hav« MUblUh«d a mark f«r women photographer* when ibe »n»pp«d * photograph of I t Mvatfe, living tiger In tht junglt i (A bro-td daylight Sho It on · forty-day emmwra hunt with h*r Writer Sees Religion a* Matter of Instinct If nn angel with a pen of light were to take a spiritual inventory of the heart of the people In our pewa, what would the record reveal? A medley, no doubt, of the faltha, feelings, fears, hopes and haunting of a native religiousness, beyond which few ever go; mystic mCbds, moral edicts, relics of old magic, Inarticulate longings, dnrk dreads, flashes of insight. In some, religion Is a few things remembered from childhood; In others, a grim sense of duty unlocking hidden reserves; in others, a passing awareness, a moment of woniler when the spirit trembles with nwe; In others, a thing of rite and rote punctiliously performed; in others, a soft shield to blunt the raw edges of reality; In others, a wisp of wistfclness held together by a tenuous tie. In all of us, whether by luck or by loss, religion Is more · quest than n conquest; a yearning rather than ji realization; more occasional than continuous; less un Insight than an instinct. As Steven- pun snld of Burns, we ffro not so much de%oted to religion us hauntPd by It. --Joseph Fort Newton in the Cliurch- mnn. Cl*t»lfl«d Advertise mefltf Brtn« rwnM* wh«n plaw«d in th* columns of Tto» Daily Oowttr. WHAT THE CHURCH IS FOR By WILLIAM H. ItniTRICK. D D , Pastor of TiMilty Lutheran Church "He findoth firsl his own'brother Simon, and saith unto him: We have found the Messiah, (which, is, being interpreted, Christ.) He brought him unto Jesue. ' John 1:41, 42. The purpose of the Church Is twofold; to develop thos,e w i t h i n her fold and to bring in and eavo thos4 who are without. Stated in another way, it is, the edification and sanctification of believers and the salvation of, unbelievers. The Church must never center her efforte on one of thee to the neglect of the other. If ehe doee, she oeasee, by that act, to bo the true Church. She no longer fulfills her divine commission. She is a bird with a broken pinion. No matter how large or influential a congregation may become it must continue ite* evangelical work, Of the $wo, the evangelistic eide of the Church'6 mission te more important than lie internal processes looking toward sanctification, because in the first place it makes possible the latter, and in the second place it gives life, impetus and spirit to it. True Banctiflcation involves and includes evangelism and is not possible without it. No oa« ie developing in the spiritual life and approaching- a state of sanctificution Who is not primarily interested and concerned about the salvation of others. "VV« think of the TOMORROW IS "BRING ONE" DAY IN CHURCHES Every Member of Every ChurcJi Urged to Bring Another to Home Service. EVANGELISM WORK GOES ON In the Protestant churches of the city tomorrow is designated as "bring one" Sunday in the go-to-church movement for the month oC March. The churches are making a special appeal to members to bring at lea»t one more person *; the services tomorrow. "The united effort of the rtiurch«u to increase tho attendance is meeting with results," said a spokesman for the Ministerial Association, "despite the fact thit every Sund-ay since the concerted ovangelis-m campaign was conducted has been marred by inclement weather, one Sunday being severely cold--well below zero" The hopo is expressed that the churches will be crowded Sunday. The personal evangelism work is being continued and will be continued through to Pentecost, J u n e 8. Second of Series of Sur- monettes on Go to Church Month. Christian not as ono centered, self-eatisfied, has Christ's mind and who is r lf- nit aa one ' 'ho spirit in fi eking to save the lost, We see it exemplified in the mission and purpose ot Christ Himself. He came to seek and save the loet. ] fad His own sanctification been coni id- ered as an end in Itself, there we Ud have heen no motive ot inclinatior in His coming down into this world to give His life a ransom for many ind make an atonement for sin. But -Hs eanctiflcatlon did not operate in s ich a narrow selfteh way. If it had it would not have been a true, gem me Banctiflcation. The same is true of us. Our real Christian character and i ro- fession are shown wSen we reach jut in mercy and love for the salvatioi of the precious souls about us. Ev in- gelism is OUT mission. It te the h» art and soul of it. It is tho sign and · vi- dence of a rising or falling Churo" . There is nothing easier than a Church to rest in present numl era and strength; to bo k satisfied v ith what has been already attained; to repoee in the security and strengtl ot SPECIAL SERVICES AT M. E. CHURCH A sermo-n on the "Meekn$ne of Moses," in which the seemingly revolt against the 18th Amendment will be discussed, will be delivered Sunday morning by Dr. D. R. Graham, pastor of the First Methodist Bptecopal Church. Sunday evening a special subject, "What Do We Know of Life Beyond the Grave'" will be considered. A splendid musical program will be rendered. Dailq Lenten Devotion "Search for the Way." SCRIPTURE Memory Verse: "Show mo thy vr. ye, 0 Lord. Teach me thy pathe." (Ps 1m 25'4). Read- Psalm 25:4-14, MEDITATION ?To come to terms with the nnive rse one must find Its laws and obey tb m. It i« no lees true in moral and sp ritual realms than in phyirijal nati re. "No man can serve two masters," jut every man must serve one, or his ife has no peace. Lord Byron yeamn tor a freedom " which agefi have not y t subdued In man--to have uo miw-ter sai his mood." But one's Eao«d is :i cruel nd whimsical master. We xnow v 1th Huxley that "a man's worst diffli ul- tiee begin when he is ablo to do ae he likes." . "There is no freedom in mere freedom." The man who rec )g- nlzes no authority la a e-hlp with nit a port. No normal man is rt-ally ha py unlese there is something which l*e fella he must serve with alt his In irt and mind and soul PRAYE3R Enlarge our souls and deepen iur livee, O God. Break the spell t tat holds us in hondage to things we touch and see. Give UH that sense of the invisible and eternal that ma ces ue citizens of the universe Amei. Workers Meeting Tuesday Evening At the U. B. Chur.:h The workers meeting next w ck will be at tho United Brethren Chu ch Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock. Rev. TO. H. Stevens will have cha ge of the devotions. present prosperity. It is the old dan- gor which lurka snugly in tha feeling of selC-complacency and ease. Experience teaches us that we are more in danger when things go well than when they do not go so well. Study the history of nations, read the experiences of churches, watch the lives of individuals, and you will find that the critical period ot their extistences was reached when they came to a certain stage of well-being and prosperity. This period is characterized by a stealthy disposition to laxity, indifference, neglect, issuing finally iu apostasy Itself. The mere eense of largeness readily lends an" impulse to such a condition affairs, In a sense it may be more fatal to helong to a church of a large membership, when it has reached such a state of indifference, than to a smaller one which has to struggle constantly for existence. You can see how a large body might easily incline toward a natural indifference and dteconcern for others. The precious valne of souls can easily be lost hy a congregation of great size. May God quickert us with His Spirit and gl-ve us a renewal of spiritual activity and interest sach as will manifest itself in the desire not only to work our own salvation but the salvation of the many precious souls about us. In saving others we save ourselves. LEADER SCHOOL WILL BE OPENED MONDAYJHARCH17 Sessions First, Week at United Presbyterian Church, Second at U. B. THREE COURSES ARE OFFERED The leadership training school in the Conneasville district will be opened Monday, March 17, at the United Presbyterian Church and continue for two weeks, District President L. G. Hoover announced today. Sessions will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 o'clock. The second week the sessions will be transferred to the United Brethren Oh u rch. Rev. E. A. Schultz will be dean of tho school and A H. Long, registrar. Three courses will be offered: Course No. 3, Old Testament, Rev. George R. Krupp, teacher. Course No. 6, Teaching the Work of Jesus, Rev. E. H. Stevens, teacher. Course No. 101, Life of Christ, Rev. R. E. Shober, teacher. Persons who wish to take either course are aaked to notify their superintendents tomorrow so that textbooks may be ordered in advance. Any Information can be secured of the dean, the- registrar, President Hoover or any Sunday school euper- intendent. Meyersdale Mrs. Henry Hamilton went to Cumberland Thursday having been called there by the death of a relative. Miss Clara Saylor, a teacher in the local public schools, will spend the week-end at her home in Rockwood. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cook were recent visitors with relatives in Frostburg. Mrs. George Raymond and little son who had been here for some tim« wdth her mother, Mrs. James Murphy, has returned to her home in Detroit Your Dollars Merit Careful Watching -the kind the gives and has* given to the funds entrusted to its care 01 er a quarter-century. Join the Growing Family at the Citizens Start An Account Todsy! FIRST BAPTIST, E. H. Stevens, minister--Church school, 9 : 4 r i , leesou, "The Parable of the Sower, or Tak« Heed How yo Hear." Morning worship, 10:45, sermon, "What Jesus Does for Us." Meeting of the Juniors at 2 P. M. Evening worship, 7:30, sermon, "Taking the Dread Out f Fear." FIRST UNITED BRESBYTERIAN, South Pitta burg and West Morton avenue, G. R. Krupp, paetor- -Sunday school, 9:45 A. M, Charles E Carson, Jr., superintendent. Morning worship 11 o'clock; theme "When You Turn Away." Evening worship, 7:30; theme "When You Stay Away." Intermediate Y. P, C. U., 6:30 P. M. Senior Y. P. C. U., 6:45 P. M. Workers study class, Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. Regular mid-week service of prayer and praise Wednesday at 7:15 P.' M. Saturday at 2 P. M, the regular meeting of the Junior Missionary Society. There is a place for "U" in "eh rch." Fill it tomorrow. FIRST CHRISTIAN, South Pittsburg street, Rev. Eugene N. Duty, minister--Church school at 9.30 A. M., Wa'Her S. Stimmcl, superintendent Communion and worship at 10-40 A. M.; subject, "Tile Majesty of the Church." Senior and Intermediate Christian Endeavor at 6:30 P M, Special evangelietic service at 7 30; subject, "Why Will yo 'Die?" Baptismal service at the close ot the evening service. Wednesday prayer-meeting at 7:30 P. M. A mid-week pause to think of God. This ie "go-to-chnrch" month, and ie 'Tiring one" Sunday. A friendly church invites you ro all of its services. FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL, D. R. Graham, D.D., minisier--Ser- mon subject at 11 A. M., "The Meek- ness'of MOB«J." At 7:30 P. M., the theme will be "What Do We Know of Life Beyond the Grave?" Violin duets by Miss Paline Hombach and Bvrett Thomas. The choir will render special numbers. DUNBAR PRESBYTERIAN, L R Wylle, pastor.--Bible school at 9:46; Upton D. Speer, superintendent. Morning worship at 11. subject, "My Chnrch." Evening worship a union service in the Methodist I Episcopal Church, 7.30 Service each evening during the week in the Methodist Episcopal Church at 7:;!0. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN, J. L. ProudfH, D, D., minister--Sunday school, 9:30, H. W. McRobbi.% superintendent. Morning servl :e, 11; Charles B. Bovtng, D. D., of Altoona, field representative of the Presbyterian Board of Pensions Young People's service, 6:30. livening service, 7:30; Rev. Bovlng, speakor. Wednesday evening prayer-meeting, 7:45. * -TRINITY LUTHERAN, Fairview avenue, W. H. Hetrick, D.D., pastor-- Clae« in catechism, 9 A. M. Sunday school, 10 A. M. Contest between Luthers and Von Boras starts next Sunday. Morning worship, 13 A. M. Sermon, "The Value of the Son of God to His Principlce." Luther League at 6:40 P. M., "Why and Kow Win Others to Christ?" leader, David Hetrick. Evening worship, 7:30. Sermon, "Why Baptize Jnfants?" TRINITY REFORMED, corner of- Pittshurg and Green streets, C. G. Shupe, pastor--Sunday school at 9:45, S. C. Witt, superintendent. At 11 A. M., sermon, "The Investment of Life." Christian Endeavor at 6:45. Sermon at 7:30 entitled, "Where and How to Find Happineee." , FIRST EVANGELICAL, South Con* nellfirille, M. R. Tyson, pastor--Suw day school, at 0:30, Mrs. G. Show maker, superintendent. Morning wow ship at 10:45; subject, "The Churclj of Tomorrow." E. L. C. E. at 6:45 Pi M., Miss Pearl King, leader. Evening worship at 7:30. Prayer-meeting 'A 7.30 Wednesday evening. FAYETTE U. B. CHARGE, ROY. H II. Arndt, minister--East End: Sum day school, 10 A. M. Preaching at J H Senior C. E. Society at 7:30. Moord Memorial: Preaching at 2:4 P. M^ Mount Olive: Sunday school, 10 A. MJ Senior C. E. Society at 6:30 P. M, Preaching at 7:30 P. M., subject, "What's Wrong With the Church?* This service will bo the beginning o| the evangelistic services at the Moun4 Olive Church. PAYNE, A. M. E., W. E Amos, pastor--Sunday school at 9 - 45, W. K 1 , Thompson, superintendent. Morning worship at 10:45. Evening worship at 7:30. Young people's meeting at (i'itd with Gladys Marilla in charge. CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, corner Vine and Newmyer, Ralph E. Shober, minister--Bible- school at 0:4.1 Mm. Paul V. Lepley, superintendent, Morning worship at 11 o'clock. 5-!er- monette, "The Milk Man's Horf-e;" sermon subject, "The Doctrine o( B'aith." B. Y. P. D. at 7. Evening worship at 7:30, fourth ot a aerief ot Illustrated lectures on the Crises irt the life of Jesus. Subject, "Jeeus in Wanderings with the Twelve," Quarterly church business meeting Monday evening at 7'30. Prayer-meeting Wednesday at 7:30 P. M. Second Supday in "go-to-church-month" has been designated as "Bring One" Sunday. SALVATION A/RMY, South Pittsburg street and Gallatln avenue, Captain C. J. Fox, officer in charge--Sunday morning service 11 orlock. Sunday school, 2:30. Young people's meeting, 4. Evening service, 7:30. The sub- ect will be "Hell." There will be revival services every evening next week at 7:30. Evrybody welcome CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY, McCrory Building--"Man" is tha subject ot the lesson-sermon, to he read Sunday. The (Joldeu Text Is, "Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with tho goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple." (Psalm 65:4). Among the citations from the Biblo is tho following: "Bless tho Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits: who be'aleth all thy diseases; who rc- deemeth thy life from destruction." (Psalms 103:2-4). Sunday morning- service at 10-45. Sunday school, at 0:30 A. M, Wednesday evening testimonial meeting at S o'clock. Reading- rcjom open daily except Sundays and holidays from 2 to 4 P, "M*., where alt authorized literature may be read. FIRST CHURCH OF THE,,UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST, Lincoln avenue at Race street, Elmer A. Sohultz, minister--Church school, 9:45 A. M , Harry G. Witt, superintendent. Divine worship, 11 A. M. Special music. Sermon, "The Available Christ." Senior Christian Endeavor Society, 6 30, leader R. C. Witt. Junior Christian. Endeavor Society^ 6:30. Evening service, 7:30, sermon, "The Ambition oC Paul." Mid-week service, Wednesday at 7-30 P. M. TRINITY EPISCOPAL, Canon L H. Burn--Church school, 10. Morning prayer and sermon, 11. SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE NOW AND YEAR AGO Following are the figures for at- .endance in the Sunday schools of the community last Sunday is com- mred with a y«ar ago, the figures being compiled by the Ministerial Association: Last Year Sunday Ago hurch of the Brethren. .. 91 90 Church of God * Covenanter * . ..,,._..._ _.,,,,.__ First Baptist* ?irst Christian 148 Firsl Evangelical 140 First M. E. 256 First M. P. 209 First Presbyterian 209 United Brethren 228 United Presbyterian 228 Greenwood M. E .'. 102 Highland Baptist* Mount Zion Baptist 31 Payne A. M. B 53 Rocky Mount Baptist *...,, / German Lutheran ,, 40 Salvation Army 24 TrinHy Episcopal* -- -. Trinity Lutheran -- 341 Trinity Reformed ... 02 Trotter Community 29 Union Baptist 25 *Indicales no report received. 143 1C9 3G-! 261 303 322 259 116 as GO 45G eu 32 40 Official Board Mcetinp. There will be a meeting of the official board of the Christian Church after the morning service t o m o r r o w . Revival to Contlnno. Evangelistic services by tho Salvation Army will be continued through next week, Captain C. J P'ox announced. Baptist Trustees to Mfet. The iruBlBCH of the First Baptist Church wilt meet Tuesday light al Un churcb. EVANGELISTIC SERVICES OPEN AT MOUNT OLIVE Evangelietic services will be opened Sunday evening at the Mount Olive United Brethren Church, to continue for two weeks, with the exception of Saturdays. The pastor, Rev. R. II. Arndt, will be In charge. Special features will bo announced from night to night. Another Victim to Strange Curse of Tut Lord Westbury, distinguished British Peer who wan killed In a 100- foot fall from a window of his home, as he appeared in 1912. The death of th* 77-year-old noble-man recalls the stmuge curse of the tomb of Tutankhamen which is believed my many to have been responsible for the death last November of Lord Westbury's som, th*

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