# PORTLAND INQUIRER Pace 4 SERMON PORTLAND INQUIRER 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 2736 N. E. Rodney Ave.—Phone WEbater 7220—Portland, Oregon VANPORT OFFICE: 2410 N. Cottonwood, Apt. 505—WE 1534 ready.” Taken from St. Luke, 14th BAGLEY DOWNS OFFICE: 145-F Wintler Dr., Vancouver, Wn. chapter, verses 16-17. Then said he Guilds Lake, 4437 N. W. 44 Court AT. 4733 On* Year by M ail_________________________ ____________ .$5.00 unto him, a certain man made a Six Moat ha by M**l _____ ______________________________ $2-50 great supper, and bade'many and Personal, Club, Local and Church News must reach us Tuesday. sent his servant at supper time to _________________ Preceding Publication Date. say to them, that were bidden, come, “for all things are now ready.” Many strive to prepare things— but 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: want to 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 Santa Claus.” 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., Daughter Ruler. 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 Annabelle 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 Kinglom God, The things that make life worth while. READ and join in and his right trueness and all of these F. 2nd & A. and M. 4th Monday Meets every 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 2504 Williams Avenue ready. No waiting, all things are K. L. Culp, W. Master L. R. Blackburn, Secretary ready, just humble yourself and Phone TRinity 1857 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 are many mansions; if it month 8:00 p. m. time our^reat gratification that its faithful author is num- were not so I would have told you. 2504 N. Williams Ave. 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. prepared for you by Jesus Christ. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. L B. every P. 2nd O. E. of 4th W. I am the way, the truth and the Meets Papa says “If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.” and Wed. Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? light. God has provided all things, 8:30 p. m. Virginia Hanlow. 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 invited the honorable guest, but 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 2504 N. Williams Ave. 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 to stand; 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 Mrs. 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 Star chapters disappointed because they re 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 834 S. W. Broadway Published Each Wednesday By Portland Inquirer Publishing Co. SANTA CLAUS Is There a Santa Claus? , eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. 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 420 S. W. Washington 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. BE. 2588 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 ESTABLISHED 1904 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. TR. 1155 ever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times Between Graham DAY or and Knott NIGHT . ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. The Better Book and Bible House A. R. ZELLER CO. 0 FUNERAL DIRECTORS CMRCH DIRECTORY CATHOLIC CHAPEL OF THE LITTLE FLOWER Inter-racial 21 N. E. Broadway Rev. Jerome M. Schmitz, ChapL Mias Doris Reynolds, Catechist SERVICES: Sunday, Mass and Sermon: 9 o’clock A. M. Wednesday, Novena Devotions: 8 o’clock P. M. MT. OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. J. J. Clow N. E. First Ave. and Schuyler Portland, Ore. 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 8:00 p. m. Evening Worship BETHEL CHURCH, A. M. E. N. MeMillen and Larrabee _______Portland, Oregon______ ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH Episcopal Vicar L. O. Stone N. E. Knott and Rodney Portland, Oregon 7:45 a. m. Communion Service 10:00 a. m. Church School 11:00 a. m. Morning Prayer Thursday 9:00 a. m. Commun ion Service. COMMUNITY M. B. CHURCH Rev. H. C. Cheatham, Pastor 845 Cottonwood Street Vanport City, 17, Oregon AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH Rev. J F. Smith 2007 N. Williams Ave. Portland, Oregon PEOPLE’S COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH N. E. 74th and Glisan St. Rev. R. E. Donaldson, Minister SERVICES: 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 Burton Homes Vancouver, Wash. Rev. J. W. Brown, Pastor All Nations Church of God in Christ Elder James S. Lomax, Pastor. Multnomah and Williams Ave. ORDER OF SERVICES Tuesday and Thursday: Evan gelistic Services 7:45. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting at 7:45. Sunday: Sunday School 10:00, Morning Service 11:45, Y. P. W. W. 6:30. Evening Service 8:00. Williams Ave. Church of God in Christ Elder Claud L. Lampkin, Pastor 2504 N. Williams Ave. ORDER OF SERVICES Monday and Friday: Evange- listical Services 7:30. Wednes day: Bible Band 8:00. Sunday: Sunday School 10:00, Morning Service 11:30. Y. P. W. W. 6:30. Evening Services 7:45. COME ONE! COME ALL! Mrs. Lampkin, Reporter. UNITED CHURCH MINISTRY Force and Broadacres Vanport City Sunday School: 9:45 A.M. Worship: 11:00 A.M. Worship: 8:00 P.M. Inter-Denominational Services Rev. Leslie Denton, Minister CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Rev. B. M. McSwain, Pastor. 1207 S. W. Front Ave. Portland, Oregon SERVICES: Morning Worship 12 noon. Evening Worship 8 p. m. Every Tuesday and Friday evening 8 p. m. • Radio Broadcast every Sun day morning at 8 a. m. over KWJJ. HOUSE OF PRAYER 2205 S. E. 10th Ave. SERVICES 8:00 a. m. Radio Broadcast 10:30 a. m. Sunday, School 12:00 Noon Morning Worship 6:3 Op. m. Young People’s Meet. 8:00 p. m. Evangelistic Services Wednesday, Friday and Satur day, 8:00 p. m., Evening Wor ship.