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From: "A. Wayne Webb" <>
Subject: [PABLAIR] Brethren Evangelist Offering - 1895
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:12:32 -0400
As a little treat for those interested I am offering the 1924 Church of the
Brethren Yearbook for your reading pleasure. If you are interested please
respond off list and I will give you the Internet location of it.
>From Brother Talley.
We report the sad news of the death of brother W. H. Herrington, after seven
long months of suffering and confinement to his bed.
Last December a team ran away, throwing him from the wagon and breaking his
right limb above the knee. The limb was twice set at his home, but from some
cause would not knit. At last resort he was taken to the hospital at
Freeport, Ill., where an operation was performed, and the bones reunited and
stitched together with silver wire, and it was thought he would recover, but
after lingering long and suffering untold agony, he passed away on the 22nd
of July, 1895, and on the 24th we were called to Lanark to preach his
funeral, which we tried to do from the text : II Cor. 5 : 1. How hard to
separate, but we know he has a better home "eternal in the heavens."
The bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy and prayers for God's comfort
in their distressing sorrow.
We attended lately a meeting held in behalf of foreign missions. There were
several reasons advanced why the mission work should be supported. One of
these was the "Golden Rule," "Do to others as you would wish others do to
you." And the narrative of the Jew who fell among thieves, etc., etc. In
response to the inquiry, "Who is my neighbor," He it was who shewed mercy.
We are commanded to "go and do likewise." Now were we to carry out that
command, and one of vital importance too, how much good might be done.
"Go ye, and teach all nations," is an imperative command to be followed by
our either "going" or "sending" some one else to teach and preach, that
souls now benighted, bowing to idols of their own make, may have the Gospel
to enlighten them and to save their souls. "Seek first the kingdom of heaven
and all these things shall be added to you," another important declaration
from the Master. If we wish good pay, here we are offered it on easy terms.
Will we seek these earthly things and neglect our eternal interests ? If we
love God we should love our fellow-man. And in order to do our fellow beings
some good, we ought by all means to send them the truth. Thousands are
perishing for want of these "glad tidings;" there are those ready to
sacrifice homes, and clear ones, for Christ's sake, and willing to go. Will
you help them ? You can if you will. Will you ? Remember what Christ has
done for you, and then ask yourself the question, how much for missions ? A
hundred fold is offered in this life-big interest. If you give one thousand
dollars, one hundred thousand is the reward-not only that-eternal life
hereafter. Come to the rescue of perishing souls, or how and what will you
answer for your neglect in the final day of settlement. "God loveth a
cheerful giver." Freely you have received, freely give. H. P. Brinkworth.
[Note from Wayne: My apologies for this section. Normally I make a
concerted attempt to not include material strictly religious in nature. In
this instance the possibly offending section is intended for a small group
of people interested in this individual.]
>From Conemaugh, Pa.
Our new parsonage is now completed. It is a building with seven good sized
rooms, with a pastor's study and many of the modern appliances: It is
located on the church lot near the center of the town. It is only since we
are occupying it that I realize the benefit of a study room. Last winter I
preached two sermons in Ebensburg, the county seat of Cambria Co., Pa, not
knowing at the time that any impressions had been made, but recent
developments have assured us of the fact that our labors were not in vain. A
message came to me recently from a lady, who had attended these services and
since that has been cast on a bed of affliction. The message stated that she
desired to consult with me concerning her coming to church. I responded to
the call and conversed with her about her best interests and found her to be
a strong believer in the distinctive doctrines of the Brethren church. She
desired to be baptized in running water, but as she was too weak for the
journey to the water, a distance of about a mile, she consented to be
baptized in a tank. On July 18, I baptized her, and in about two hours after
the baptism I anointed her. She told me that nothing save immersion would
satisfy her, and she would rather die in the attempt than to die without it.
A wonderful burden seemed to be lifted from her and she was happy in the
saving power of the Lord Jesus. Several of her family are likely to follow.
If arrangements can be made we want to hold a protracted meeting in that
town as soon as possible.
Mission points seem to be rising up in many places. I know of about three,
not very far from here where I feel sure a good work could be done. We want
to extend the borders of Zion. I have gone out into two new fields and held
successful meetings and these little bands were not properly cared for. May
the day speedily come when the doctrines of the Gospel alone will be more
J. F. Koontz.
Conemaugh, Pa., July 25, 1895.
>From Maple Grove Church, Kan.
We are trying to hold the fort at this place. We have preaching twice a
month and Sunday-school every Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Brother Wm.
Lichty and myself have been trying to break the bread of life, the best we
could. We are looking for brother J. R. Keller from Beaver City soon. Well,
the Lord has bountifully blessed us with rain this summer. We never had a
better prospect for a corn crop than we have now, although it was very dry
until May 30, when the rain began. Since that time the Lord has given us
plenty of rain. At this writing, I am in doors on account of rain. Praise
the Lord for his goodness and mercy to poor, fallen humanity. The oats are
good. Wheat is a half crop. Vegetables in abundance, for which we all ought
to be very thankful. May the Lord continue to add his blessings.
July 23. A. E. Bissell.
Brethren Reunion and Praise Meeting.
The above named meeting will be held at Round Hill church, August 24, 25.
Following is the program.
Saturday 10:30 A.M. Sermon-Geo. S. Rinker.
Saturday 2:30 P. M. Synopsis of the organization and growth of the church in
the lower valley of Virginia.-Geo. A. Copp.
Saturday 3:00 P. M. General praise meeting led by Z. H. Copp.
Saturday 4:00 P. M. & S. C. E. Meeting.-Mrs. Lizzie Copp.
Saturday 8:00 P. M. Sermon-W. H. Spiggle. Subject-The Christian Life a
Sunday 9:30 A. M. Sunday-school, J. W. Hockman, Supt.
Sunday 10:30 A. M. Sermon-E. B. Shaver. Subject-God's Best Gift to Man.
Sunday 2:30 P. M. Sermon-P. W. Wisman. Subject-Union in Prayer.
Sunday 3:30 P. M. An address to the children-Dr. D. L. Shaver.
Sunday 8:00 P. M. Sermon-J. W. Leedy. Subject-The Spirit and Mission of
All are invited to attend these services. Geo. A. Copp.
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