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Ralph H. Faulk, Editor
a fountain opened to the house of
David and to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem for sin and unclean
ness?.” If you want to be cleansed
you shall be cleansed as white as
snow. Who so ever believes that
shall be sound. 2. Cor. 5:17. “There
fore, if any man be in Christ he is
a new creature.” If you want to be
a new creature, come to Jesus —
for all things are ready. Say, Lord,
I come that your blood can make
me clean this hour, this moment
yon can be saved, come to Jesus,
come to Jesus and live. Jesus can
make all things right, all power
in heaven and earth is given to me.
Power to save, power to judge,
power to condemn, power to free.
Come, for all things are ready,
feast at Jesus’ table anytime you,
that are hungry, for the spirit
speaks to the world. All things are
ready. If you are unwilling you
will give God an excuse. When you
feast at the table you will love
your enemy. If you want holiness
it is now ready. If you want to be
sanctified — all things are now
ready. If you want justification by
faith, all things are now ready.
By ELDER JAMES S. LOMAX
Pastor of the All Nations Church
of God in Christ, 33 E. Wasco.
“Come; for all things are now
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chapter, verses 16-17. Then said he
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sent his servant at supper time to
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say to them, that were bidden,
come, “for all things are now
Many strive to prepare things—
are ready. St. Mark,
Last week we had a talk with a little girl, a neighbor’s 9:23. all “If things
canst believe, all
daughter about three years old. The youngster had just re things are thou
possible to him that be-
turned from a tour of the Department Stores and seeing the lieveth” all things are ready. If
toys and other things that are put on display especially for you want peace in time of war:
the youngsters around this time of the year. But at three Peace is ready. If you want deliv
all things are ready. If you
years old this youngster was somewhat disillusioned. Her erance:
your way to God: All
belief in Santa Claus had been completely shattered. It was you must find
do is to walk in the way
plain to see that she was voicing the opinion of some older of righteousness
because all things
person when she said in her childish way, “There aint no are ready. If you want your sons
and daughters saved, just believe
God and put them on the altar,
Maybe that older person thought he was doing that child because
all things are ready. It
a favor by making her worldly wise or possibly the remark shall come
pass, all that seek Dahlia Temple No. 202
was made thoughtlessly in her presence. No matter how it God shall be to ready:
For all things
I. B. P. O. E. W.
was made, it was wrong to shatter this child’s faith in an are ready. The Lord God shall for Meets every
1st and 3rd Tuesday
age-old belief. Santa Claus is real, and for the benefit of give you your sins. If the world 2504 N. Williams
8:00 p. m.
backward and two or three Mrs. Lethe Peck, Ave.,
those youngsters and oldsters who are suffering from too seems
come together and pray for the
much altruism, we reprint this letter that is world famous. good
of the city, land and country, Golden West 844, G.U.O.F.
It is in answer to practically the same kind of a situation all things
are ready. Without faith Meetings 2nd and 4th Tuesday 2:30
that we have mentioned. It was printed quite a few years it is impossible
to please God. We p. m , 2504 Williams Ave., Mrs.
Morrison, M. N. G. Mrs.
ago by the editor of the New York Sun.
must believe God is able to make Josephine
Harris, N. G. Sec.
all things ready, for in God all
Read it, you skeptics and learn something of the beauty things
Jesus said: “But Excelsior Lodge No. 23
of life in the things that you cannot see but can experience. seek ye are first ready.
The things that make life worth while. READ and join in and his right trueness and all of these
& A. and M. 4th Monday
with the youngsters to say—“There IS a Santa Claus.”
things shall be added unto you.”
at 8:00 p. m.
Matt. 6:33. Because all things are
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ready. No waiting, all things are
K. L. Culp, W. Master
L. R. Blackburn, Secretary
ready, just humble yourself and
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The following »reprinted from the editorial page of the pray. People wonder at war, blood
New York Sun, was written by the late Mr. Frank P. Church: shed and robbery in the land be ENTERPRISE CHAPTER
cause they failed to believe all
We take, pleasure in answering at once and thus prom things
No. 6, O. E. S.
ready. “In my father’s Meetings
inently thjf communication below, expressing at the same house are
1st Wednesday each
8:00 p. m.
time our^reat gratification that its faithful author is num- were not so I would have told you.
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taiedi uinong the friends of THE SUN:
I go to prepare a place for you.” Mrs. Ellse S. Reynolds, Secretary
St. John 14:2. The way is already Billy Webb Lodge No.1050
Dear Editor: I am 8 years old.
for you by Jesus Christ.
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
L B. every
of 4th W.
I am the way, the truth and the Meets
Papa says “If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.”
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
light. God has provided all things,
live in God, alls things are ready. 2504 N. Williams Av. (Russell St.)
W. L. Shine, Exalted Ruler
Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been The man made a great supper and
Edwin Phelps, Secretary
affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not forgot the poor and needy — all
believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which things were ready but none of the Enterprise Lodge No. 1
is not comprehensible by their little minds. AM minds, Vir rich and honorable guests came,
F. & A. M.
ginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this each had an excuse but we must Meets every 1st and 3rd Monday
8:00 p. m.
great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his give up all and come to Christ be
intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, cause all things are ready! In judg
W. H. Bowers, W. Master
all these excuses are not able James L. Wasson, Secretary
as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole ment
men are dying by the ORDER OF EASTERN STAR
of truth and knowledge.
thousands, hearts are being broken
Hood Chapter No. 6
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as cer — but if we call on God, he is able Meets Mt.
2nd and 4th Thursday,
tainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you to make peace. If you call on God 8 p. m. every
Roberts Blackburn, W.
know that they abound and give to your life its highest beau and pray in the Holy Ghost; come, M.; Mrs. Marie
Smith, Sec. Visitors
for all things are ready. The host from other Eastern
ty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there was
were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were fused. Salvation was for the rich. always welcome.
no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no Now- the plans were changed so
poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We that all men can be saved. Zach.
Y. W. C. A.
should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The 13:1. “In that day there shall be
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Is There a Santa Claus?
eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe!
in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in
Scott Building, 3rd Floor
all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but
even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what
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would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no
sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in BIBLES, SCRIPTURE GREETINGS, BOOKS
the world are those that neither children nor men can see.
SACRED MUSIC, MOTTOES, ETC.
Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not,
but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can
conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and i K. L. Eichenberger, Mgr.
unseen and unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes
the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world
which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength
of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart.
Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that
curtain and view and picture the supernatural beauty and
glory beyond. It is all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world
there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives for Williams Ave.
ever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times
ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad
the heart of childhood.
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Wednesday, Novena Devotions:
8 o’clock P. M.
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Rev. J. J. Clow
N. E. First Ave. and Schuyler
ORDER OF SERVICES:
9:45 a. m. Sunday School
Mrs. Marie Smith, Supt
11:00 a. m. Morning Worship
,6:30 p. m. B. Y. P. Felowshilp
conducted by Lenworth Miner
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N. MeMillen and Larrabee
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845 Cottonwood Street
Vanport City, 17, Oregon
EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH
Rev. J F. Smith
2007 N. Williams Ave.
N. E. 74th and Glisan St.
Rev. R. E. Donaldson, Minister
Sunday School 10:30 a. m.
Morning Worship 11 a. m.
B. Y. P. U. Meeting 7:00 p. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1205 Hathaway Drive
Rev. J. W. Brown, Pastor
All Nations Church of God
Elder James S. Lomax, Pastor.
Multnomah and Williams Ave.
ORDER OF SERVICES
Tuesday and Thursday: Evan
gelistic Services 7:45.
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting
Sunday: Sunday School 10:00,
Morning Service 11:45, Y. P. W.
W. 6:30. Evening Service 8:00.
Williams Ave. Church of God
Elder Claud L. Lampkin, Pastor
2504 N. Williams Ave.
ORDER OF SERVICES
Monday and Friday: Evange-
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Sunday School 10:00, Morning
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Evening Services 7:45.
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Force and Broadacres
Sunday School: 9:45 A.M.
Worship: 11:00 A.M.
Worship: 8:00 P.M.
Rev. Leslie Denton, Minister
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
Rev. B. M. McSwain, Pastor.
1207 S. W. Front Ave.
Morning Worship 12 noon.
Evening Worship 8 p. m.
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