THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER S3, 1917. METHODIST MINISTERS WILL ATTEND OREGON CONFERENCE Annual Gathering Will Be Held at Springfield, Beginning Next Tuesday Night, With Reception to Bishop and ftlrs. Matthew Simpson Hughes. 10 MINISTERS of the Methodist Epis copal Church in pulpits through out the Oregon conference have arranged their affairs for attendance upon the annual gathering, to be held at Springfield, beginning next Tuesday night, with a reception to Bishop and 2.1 r. Matthew Simpson Hughes and the lour district superintendents. Today the various pastors of the de nomination will preach their last ser mon before conference session, many of them being slated for transfer to other pulpits when the assignments are an nounced. The conference will meet In a fine new church, of which Dr. S. A. Dan ford, a pioneer preacher of the denomination. Is pastor. Bishop .Hughes will be the presiding officer. His cabinet is com posed of Lr. William Wallace Young son, superintendent of Portland dis trict: Dr. T. B. Ford, superintendent of Salem district: Or. James Moore, super intendent of Eugene district, and Dr. If. J. Van Fossen, superintendent of IClamath district. The first business session of the con ference, at which organization will be effected, takes place next Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Sessions will then continue until next Monday morning, when Bishop Hughes will announce the pastoral assignments, perhaps the most important feature of the meeting. An excellent programme has been ar ranged, consisting of addresses by prominent men and women of the de nomination, representing each of the boards and benevolences of the church. The Mayor of Springfield will welcome the visitors Tuesday night. One of the foremost speakers from outside the bounds of the conference will be Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, pro fessor of historical theology in Garrett biblical Institute. Chicago. Others who will take a prominent part in the sessions of the conference are Rev. Carl G. Doney, president of Willamette University, the denomi national school at Salem; Dr. R. N. Avison, pastor of First Church, Salem; Dr. C. O. McCulloch, pastor of Epworth Church, Portland, and Robert H. Hughes, editor of the Pacific Christian Advocate, official organ of the church In the Northwest, published at Portland. 'Drive" Planned for Young People's Societies. Dr. Joseph Clark to Address Rally of Three Charts Organisations. ARRANGEMENTS have been com pleted whereby Dr. Joseph Clark, of the Baptist Mission Board, will de liver an address on Africa to the young people of the Christian Endeavor, Bap tist Union and Epworth League at the White Temple at 3 o'clock next Sun day. This rally is planned as a feature of the big mission-study drive of the three organizations of tne city. Dr. Clark, who is one of the most noted men in the Baptist Church, has had wide missionary experience and is also a gifted orator. His address will Inspire the young people, it is planned, to organize mission-study classes in their local chapters this Fall. Africa Is the feature of the study this year and a general committee of the three younr ro.le's societies, acting with an advisory committee of ministers. Is working out plans fora class in every church affiliated with the Portland General Ministerial Association. This is the first "drive" ever organ ized in Portland, in which all three of the young people's organizations are to co-operate In addition to the big rally to be held fiext Sunday afternoon, ar rangements are being made whereby each minister affiliated with the gen eral association will preach a sermon on Africa or in some special manner emphasize the subject from his pulpit Sunday, October 28. m m There will be services In St. Steph en's Pro-Cathedral today. This morn ing there will be Holy Communion at 7:45, and at 11 o'clock Rev. E. H. Clark, of McMinnville, will have charge of the morning prayer and sermon. At 7:45 P. M., Rev. O. W. Taylor will conduct evening prayer and give the address. The congregation of the White Tem ple will be favored today with sermons roth morning and evening from Dr. Noftsinger, who for seven years was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Butte, Montana, going from there to the Temple Baptist Church of Seattle, where he was the pastor for half a de cade. He is now the pastor of one of the most vigorous Baptist Churches in West Washington, that of Mount Ver non. He has for three years filled with great acceptance the highest gift PARABLE OF RICH MAN AND LAZARUS IS THEME OF . Rev. Harold H. Griffis, Pastor of First Christian Church, Emphasizes Lesson of Jesus as Applicable to Present Day. THE RICK MAX AND LAZARCS IX THE TWENTIETH CESTIEV. tfrmoa T'reaehed mt Tlntt Christian Church by Fsator. Uev. Harold II. Uriffis. I INVITE attention to a statement found in the 26th verse of the 16th chapter of Luke: "Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed." One of the tragedies of sin is that It separates. It is rr. ... divisive. It leads to estrangement. It separates husband and wife; it sep arates capital and labor; It separates God and man. The primitive story of i , the Garden of Eden rings true to hu- ' 'V man experience: the disobedience of " Adam and Eve: brings a sense of i shame and t h e ; guilty pair hldei A J themselves f r o m Her. 11. M. UrKfls. God's presence among too trees of the eTarien. But if wo are to learn the whole truth about the consequences of sin, we must go and listen to that one who spoke as never man spake. And what did Jesus have to say about the di visive tendency of sin? His story Is simple but startling. With a few vivid strokes he paints a picture that en compasses the entire subject. We call that picture the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. In this parable the centrifugal force is strong. It shows how sin operates to drive men apart and to destroy them. It is a concrete illustration of the impassable barriers erected by the powers of darkness in human life. Its keynote is: "Between -us and you there is a great gull fixed." In interpreting- this parable of the rich man and Lazarus. I want you to look at the gulf. 1 want you to see just what this gulf was and what was its origin. For 1 believe that today we have among us the same kind of gulf and that the presence of this gulf in modern society has given rise to some of the most serious problems of the hour. In the first place, let us notice the dimensions of this gulf. Let us see West Washington the presidency of within the denominational work of tne West Washington Baptist Conven tion. Dr. Noftsinger's sermon topic on Sunday morning will be -The Chris tian's Task": evening topic. "The Fragrant Life." ... Dr. Maud Allen, In charge of the Presbyterian Mission Hospital at Fero zepore, Punjab, India, returned home on furlough this Summer and will be in Portland for four days, after an ab sence of 14 years. She is accompanied by her mother. Mrs. Josephine Allen. Dr. Allen graduated from the old high school of this city, and is a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, be ing brought up in Its Sunday school and Christian Endeavor Society. She is an interesting speaker and will give an address in Calvary -Church today at 7:30 P. M.. to which service her old friends and many others interested are invited. Rev. Spencer S. Sulliger Resigns Church Work. Major and Chaplain In Second Washington Infantry Is New Rank of Well-Knwa Methodist Pastor. AFTER 21 years' continuous service In charge of various districts of the Methodist Episcopal Church In Western Washington, Spencer S. Sul liger, D. D., has resigned his position as head of Tacoma District and will devote his entire time henceforth to his position as chaplain of the Second Washington Infantry, National Guard, and expects soon to see duty in France. He was recently promoted to the rank of Major. Major Sulliger, who is one of the best-known and most loved preachers In Northwest Methodism, resigned at the session of the Puget Sound Con ference, the incident being one of the most dramatic in the history of the conference. Bishop Hughes, presiding, accepted the resignation with deep regret and named Rev. D. Roland Martin, formerly pastor of Green Lake Church, Seattle, to the vacancy. Major Sulliger is very well known in Portland and throughout the Oregon conference. He was for many years superintendent of Vancouver district and lived in Vancouver. During that time, he was in Portland and vicinity a great deal and attended many of the meetings here. He was seldom absent from the sessions of the Ore gon confrence and took a deep interst in' all of the denominational work. It is doubtful if any other minister in the denomination has so long a record as superintendent of - districts as he. ... Two more services and the three week's campaign launched by the young people of Portland at the Sun nyside Congregational Church will come to a close. The last of the mass meetings will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon, when Dr. Reid will speak on "St. Patrick. Was He a Scotchman or an Irishman, a Catholic or a Protestant7" The music. In charge of John W. Troy, will offer some hap py and inspiring surprises. The clos ing service takes place at 7:46 P. M. Dr. Reid's subject will be. 'Conscript, Volunteer, or Slacker. Which?" The public Is cordially Invited to these final meetings. 'What Good Is Church to Me?" Dr. Hinson's Topic Challenged X-'sefnlness of Organi zations Will Be Taken I p by East Side Baptist Pa(or This Morn ing "The Empty House" Night Topic AT the East Side Baptist Church, Rev. Mr. Hinson, the pastor, will preach this morning on "What Good Is the Church to Me and What Good Am I to the Church?" Of this sermon. Rev. Mr. Hinson says: "It Is recognized to day that the challenged usefulness of the church is receiving widespread at tention, and that many are denying its serviceableness to the present age and generation. The sermon will, therefore, squarely meet the question, 'Is the church worth while? If it is not, there must be something wrong with its mode of carrying out the council of Its divine founder; and, on the other hand, if the church is fulfilling its helpful function to the world. It should be more sanely and sufficiently safeguarded by us." . At night the theme will be "The where It began and where It ended. rrom the setting of our text we might infer that this gulf existed only in the world beyond. But, friends, that was only one section of this gulf. The fact of the matter is we have here two men "with a yawning chasm be tween them not only in heaven but also on earth. The gulf over there was only a continuation of the gulf over here. These two men were sep arated in life, separated In death and separated in judgment. The parable begins with a scene In this world. "Now there was a certain rich man. and he was clothed in pur ple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day: and a certain beggar named Lazarus was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table; yea, even the dogs came and licked his sores." Men and women, did you ever see a situation like that? Did you ever see people squandering their time and money on selfish grati fication and then trying to ease their conscience by tossing to the poor a few crumbs of charity? Did you ever see a professed Christian spend $50 a year for tobacco and then tip the Lord with a 50-cent piece for Christian be nevolences? Of, yes. the beggar got close to the rich man's house, but he was a long distance from his heart. for between them "a great gulf was tixea. Seeond Phase Dtsenssed. The second scene of the parable is In the graveyard. "And It cam to pass that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abra ham's bosom: and the rich man also died, and was burled." Here, again. we see the old line of division. Both men had to die. but as they were sep arated in life, so they were separated in death. The rich man not only died. but he "was buried." That means that he had a big funeral. When the Jews buried a man, especially a rich man, they did the Job up in style. They naa plenty or xuss. feathers and flow- ers. As to the beggar's funeral, all that we know is that he rave up the ghost. We are left to assume that he got under the ground perhaps In that section of the cemetery known as the potter s field. For between them great gulf was fixed." Th third and last scene of the EDIFICE AT SPRINGFIELD; OR, IN WHICH SESSIONS OF OREGON CONFERENCE, METHODIST EPIS COPAL CHURCH, WILL BE HELD; PRESIDING OFFICER, TWO MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET AND OTHERS PROMINENT IN THE BIG MEETING. t 1 r H 11 n. 1 r I 1 V'7 1 - it , ; T Zr- Carl C. Empty House." An effort will be made in this sermon to define and explain the responsiblity of the ordinary man, in view of his sin-assailed life. How far the blame justly lies on the trans gressor and what portion of it is at tributed to environment and causes and conditions beyond the sinner's control, and "should any blame be placed on the God who transcends environment and whose power is supreme?" At the social held September 12 Sam uel C. Lancaster, one of the members, gave an Interesting and instructive talk on the "Columbia River Highway." A new census of the members is now being taken, from the results of which para-ble Is In the world beyond. "And in Hades he (the rich man) lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger In water and cool my tongue, for Z am in anguish in this flame. But Abraham said. Son, re member that thou in thy lifetime re ceived thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now here he is comforted and thou art in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they that would pass from hence to you may not be able, and that none may cross over thence to us." Here this formidable gulf of which we have been speaking is distinctly in evidence. When the beggar died, he was carried away by angels and given a warm re ception in Abraham's bosom. When the rich man died, he was sent to hell. He too was given a warm reception. Oh,' the agony of a doomed soul, con sumed by the fires of remorse, gnawed by the worms of disappointment, tor tured by the demons of darkness and despair! For "be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth that shall be also reap." And don't forget, friends, that if God was with the beggar in Abraham's bosom and the devil was with the rich man in hell, it was only because that also had been the lineup while the two me ir were still on earth. For notice this fact: in tha word of God. the beg gar had a name he was called Laza rus, which means "God is my help" while the rich man was nameless. In the eyes of the world, it was doubtless the reverse: there the rich man very likely had a long, flowing title, while the beggar passed through an anony mous existence. But ah. if man look- eth upon the outward appearance. God looketh upon the heart, and In this case God saw the elements of real manhood, not in the selfish magnifi cence of a plutocrat, but in the loving. humble, trustful soul of a poor, miser able outcast, fed on crumbs and full of sores licked by dogs. For between those two men "a great gulf was fixed." Origin of the On If Told. But now. having Investigated the ex tent of this gulf, let us determine Its origin. What caused this division? ys rr, a I III 5 - d jL 1 L - -L. f ; .'-VS. ... II ''I ' rr- i II' H! t . . V ...... . y-C' -2 '.- I tr hi - ! . v y i j - I - j "VI if . -trv --lzl . -H , -r T-T iET. Ci urcA, . a new register of members will be com- piled. Sunday scnooi meets at iu o ciock and preaching will be at 11 and 7:45. A reception was given by Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Clefton Saturday evening at the First Spiritualist Church, Sixth and- Montgomery streets, to welcome the new pastor and his wife, Mr. -and Mrs. A. Scott Bledsoe, who came to Portland from Kansas City, Mo. Re ceiving with Dr. and Mrs. Clefton were Miss Daisy Dickinson, Mrs. Emma Struble, Mrs. Irene Giacomimi, Mrs. Ethelyn Miller Gray, Mrs. BIosh, Miss Cora Brown and Miss Margaret Downes. About 200 guests were present. Re- What separated these two men in such a way that we have on the one side God with a pauper and on the other side the devil with a prince? Was It simply because one wag rich and the other was poor? By no means. No man will ever go to bell merely be cause he is prosperous and no man will ever go to heaven merely because he is poverty-stricken. Jesus never intended to teach an artificial doctrine like that. Xor shall we say that this gulf was created because the rich man was dis honest or licentious or intemperate. So far as the record goes, ' he never stole any money, he never eloped with an other man's wife, he never guzzled any champagne. The fact is this man stood condemned, not for something he did do, but for something he did not do. His was not a sin of commission but a sin of omission. His crime was that while he himself was wearing the cost liest clothes, and eating the richest food, and enjoying all the luxuries of life, he at the same time was allowing a sick beggar to lie at his very gates without rendering any other relief to the poor fellow than the crumbs that fell from his table. In short, this pros perous citizen was afflicted with noth ing more nor less than the damning sin of selfish inhumanity. He became separated from God in the other world because he had become separated from his neighbor in this world, and he became separated from his neighbor in this world because he had wrapped up his little soul in the silken robes of selfishness and was prepared to defend himself with the cold-blooded logic of the heartless Cain, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Today the tribe of this certain rich man is still among us. His descend ants are numerous. I ses him in the merchant who revels in big dinners. fine clothes and automobiles, but pays his girl clerks a wage that leads them Into prostitution. I see him in the wealthy father who Is careful to pro tect his own boys, but indorses and patronizes a liquor traffic that eter nally damns the boys of fathers not so fortunate. I see him In the prop erty owner who insists that his own daughters shall be pure but rents his buildings for an immoral business that feeds upon the flesh and blood of other men s daughters. I see him In the mine owner who V . .- - zz ' I rrctvt . y Tr XT" i freshments were served and a general good time was enjoyed. "Are Americans Sufficiently Loyal?' is Dr. Dyott's theme in the second of a series of patriotic addresses being given In the First Congregational Church on Sunday avenings at 7:45 o'clock. At 10:30 A. M. Dr. Dyott will speak on "God's Voice to the People Today." Strangers are particularly welcome to join the members of this church in public worship. The offi cers and teachers of the Bible school of the First Congregational Church met at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Dyott on Wednesday evening. Plans were made for rally day, which is to take lives In luxury' in the fashionable watering place but refuses to turn his hand over even to investigate the mas sacre of women and children by the state militia among the strikers of his own mines. I see him in the manufac turer who fattens upon the spoils of the profit system and calls himself a self-made man and a public benefactor but all the while retains a half a dozen lawyers to help him evade the pure-food laws, the sanitation laws, the child-labor laws and all other laws that reduce profits but protect human life. I see him in every man who is determined to be rich through oppres sion, injustice and skullduggery. I see him in the manager of a railroad who is a genius in making dividends for his corporation, but a demon in the way ' he permits the slaughter of the traveling public. I see him in the president of a trades union who Is diligent in taking care of his own salary, but is always ready to pauperize the families of working men by declaring a strike. I see him in the husband who squanders his in come for booze and then forces his wife to take in washing. I see him in the chur-ch member who spends hun dreds of dollars every year in pamper ing himself and his children and then gives perhaps a quarter to send the light of the gospel to those who sit in heathen darkness. O friends, we talk about being .gen erous when oftentimes we don't know the a b e's of real generosity. We are very willing to be generous when it is convenient. We are willing to show a love for others when It doesn't inter fere with the love ofi self. This rich man in our parable was ready to give the beggar the crumbs -from his table. But the unfortunate creature needed something more than crumbs he needed soffle sucstantial food, a clean suit of clothes, the care of a doctor and a respectable chance in life. Self-Denlal Requisite. The fact is that no man should be considered generous until his generosity takes the form of self-denial. In this business of helping others the test is not, bow much are you willing to give, but how much are you willing to give up? In short, this parable of the rich man and Lazarus is one mighty blow at human selfishness and human greed, together with an appeal for so place the last Sunday of this month. , This will be the big day of the Sunday I school year. A special programme .-is being arranged and a large attendance is anticipated. WARRENTON, Or., Sept. 22. (Spe cial.) Large congregations are at tending the services at the Warrenton Methodist Episcopal Church. Tomor row evening the Epworth League will meet at 7 P. M. and the 8 P. M. serv ice will be unusually interesting. Spe cial music will be given at the even ing service. . - The revival services conducted by Rev. H. E. Marshall at the Highland Baptist Church will continue each evening during this next week. There will be three services today, at 11 A. M., 2:30 P. M. and 7:30 P. M. "Hell's Trinity in Unity" Is Pastor's Subject Today. - Rev. Alexander Beers Will Preach Fonrth of Series of Sermons at First Free Methodist Church This Morning. tirpHE DRAGON, THE BEAST AND X THE FALSE PROPHET, HELL'S TRINITY IN UNITY," is i. lucid state ment of the subject of a sermon to be preached by Rev. Alexander Beers In the First Free Methodist Church, East Ninth and Mill streets, at 11 A- M. to day. This Is the fourth of a series of sermons on the fulfillment of proph ecy as It relates to the end of the age. In this sermon Rev. Mr. Beers will show that there 4s an anti-God, anti-Christ and anti-Holy Ghost as a trinity in direct opposition to the trin ity of the Godhead. In the evening the pastor's subject will be "Christ, the An wer to the Soul's Problems." Mrs. Adelaide L. Beers will conduct the young people's meeting at 7 P. M., to which all are invited. The pastor will preach at the Lents Free Methodist Chapel on the same subject as in the morning, at 3 P. M. The Women's Missionary Society, of Westminster Presbyterian Church, held their first Fall meeting on Monday arternoon. Owing to the illness of th president, Mrs. O. W. Davidson, the vice-president, Mrs. F. Paris, presided and also conducted the devotionals. A programme on "Africa" was given. After the programme tea and "war cake were served, during which time Miss Reba Macklin sang a solo. Miss Marvel Turnure accompanying her. Mrs. A. L. Andrus had charge of the programme and Mrs. George Hogshire was chairman of the hostesses. The regular monthly meeting of the teachers of the Sunday school was held on Thursday evening before the mid-week service. The regular lessons for the year will be taken up Octo ber 7. The Christian Endeavor Society ana other organizations have resumed after the Summer recess. Much has been ac complished by the women in their Red Cross sewing and knitting, and the at- tendance is increasing aa the women return from vacations. First Presbyterian Church Will Have Rally Week. "Spiritual Aspects of Present World Crisis" Is Topic of Series of Ser mons Which Begins Tonight. rTHlS is Rally Week at the First Pre A byterian Church, Twelfth and Alder streets. Rev. John H. Boyd, D. D., pas tor. Several events on the calendar are planned for the purpose of getting the work of the Fall and v inter or ganized and under way. The principal events are: Tuesday, September 25 (10 A. M. to 4 P. M.) All-day meeting of the Woman's Association with luncheon for men and women at 12:15. Wednesday, September 26. Informal reception for all women of the church and congregation from 2 to 5, under the direction of the presidents of the women's organizations, Mrs. A. E. But terfield, Mrs. James F. Ewing, Mrs. Eugene Bond and Miss Grace Macken- Thursday, September 27, 7:45 P. M. Special mid-week prayer meeting, un der the leadership of the pastor, to consider the questions of plans for this Winter's prayer meetings. Friday, September 28. 8-9:30 P. M. Party for Sunday scholars of the adult, senior and junior departments. Mov ing pictures. Saturday, September 29. 2-4 P. M. Party for Sunday school scholars of cial service and thoughtful devotion to the welfare of others. It teaches us the essential unity of the human race and the equality of all souls itv the sight of God. It teaches us that no man has a right to say of his property or his business or his pro fession, "This is my own and I will do with it as I please." On the con trary, we are to understand that God Almighty is out trying to seek and to save a suffering world and Is asking for the co-operation of men and women everywhere, and that this co-operation is something that every one of us must give if we are to be his children and keep on the safe side of the gulf. And now a word as to the penalty of the rich man's sin. "And in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and seeth Abraham afar off and Laz arus in his .bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame." The penalty of the rich man's hoggishness was hell and the hell was hot. Today a lot of folks are trying to discredit the idea of future punishment. They are trying to throw cold water on helL They tell us that this story of the rich man and Lazarus is only a parable. That is true, but don't forget, my friend, that every one of the Mas ter's parables in its essential features was consistent with the facts of nature and human life. Reality Bark of Metaphor. Again, they tell us that in speaking of Abraham's bosom and the torments of hades. Jesus was using figurative language. That is true, but don't for get, my friend, that back of this fig urative language there was a reality. and that if Jesus spoke in types, the type itself was never po real as the thing typified. The truth is this par able of the rich man and Lazarus is absolutely meaningless and nonsensical unless It conveys the thought that in the world to come some men are to be rewarded and others are to be pun ished, and these rewards and punish ments are not only certain and inevit able but also fixed and unchangeable, even as it is stated in the parable itself, "Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they that would pass from hence to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from thence to us." In the light of that primary and beginners departments. Moving pictures. The Sundays at the beginning and end of this week will also be of special interest. Today is enrollment Sunday and next Sunday will be rally Sunday. The pastor. Rev. John H. Boyd. D. D.. will begin a new series of sermons to night on "Spiritual Aspects of the Pres ent World Crisis." The first one of this series will be called "The Menace of Peace." This, will be a review of George Herron's book and will deal with the general question of what kind of a peace will satisfy the higher de mands of our religious and spiritual life. This morning Dr. Boyd will preach on "The Worship of God. Its Meaning and Place in the Life of Man." . Today will be a big day at Calvary- Presbyterian Church. Major Gilbert will preach in the morning. As he prob ably will depart soon with his regi ment, this may be his last sermon be fore leaving, and his many friends will take the opportunity of hearing him. In the evening he will preside at an address to be given in the church by Dr. Maud Allen, of Ferozepore, India. "The Creed of the Christian" will be be the subject of the sermon at the bast bide Christian Church this morn ing. Emphasis will be placed upon the best definition of the terms Christian and creed, and the difference between religions and Christianity will be pointed out. The inspiration and au thority of the Bible will be stressed. The evening sermon will deal with the gradual development or evolution of humanity from the lower to the higher state of being. The subject will be the Monster or the Man." . . . At Laurelhurst Congregational Church Sunday morning the pastor. Mrs. J. J. Handsaker. will preach on the subject of "Friendliness." Special music will be furnished by the newly organized chorus choir under the leadership of J. A. Dunbar. Rev. John E. Nelson, of the Anabel Presbyterian Church, is beginning a series of addresses which will be il lustrated by motion pictures. The church recently purchased a motion picture machine for the use of the church and Sunday school. Last Sun day evening a film descriptive of Rus sia, her people, scenery, animal and plant life, and another film showing Immigrants from all parts of the world landing at Ellis Island, being handled by Uncle Sam's immigration men, were used. Rev. Mr. Nelson spoke of the immigrants and America's duty to them. The choir of the church, under the direction of Mrs. Ella Hoberg Tripp, provides special music for these services. The services will begin promptly at 7:45 each Sabbath evening for the next two months. At a meeting of the executive com mittee of the district organization of the Multnomah County Sunday School Association for the Mount Scott dis trict, held early in the week, it was de cided to hold the next district institute on October 14. The programme and other particulars will be published in these columns later. Officers for the district organization will be elected at this institute. so The Y. W. C. A. vesper services will be resumed today and all girls are cor dially invited. Come and get acquaint ed and help the other girl get ac quainted. From 4:30 to 5:30 there will be a ''sing" and a short programme. Following this, at 5:30, is the social hour. This Sunday Miss Jessie R. Bur ton, who has charge of the vesper serv ices, will talk. Subject. "The Odor of the Ointment." Mrs. E. N. Wheeler will sing. Tomorrow evening at 7:45 o'clock the regular . weekly Christian workers' training class of the Portland Bible In stitute will resume work in Room F, Central Library. Rev. A. L. Hutchison, D. D., will begin a course of lectures on "The Unfolding of Prophecy."Tues day evening the institute extension classes will open in four different parts of the city. These classes are especially designed to help Sunday School teach ers, although all those interested in Bible study will find them Invaluable to a more complete understanding of the Scriptures. The classes are lnter-denomlnatlonal and all of those interested in Bible study are invited to attend. Following is a schedule of classes, beginning Sep tember 25 and continuing every Tues day thereafter. Sunnyside district In the Congrega tional Church, corner Thirty-second and East Taylor streets. Rev. W. T. Milliken, of Oregon CKy, lecturer; George Downs, chairman. Sellwood district In the Baptist Church, Tacoma street. Rev. William (Conucluded on Page 11.) PASTOR statement the idea of a future proba tion vanishes into thin air. Once more, I would have you notice that this rich man's sin was inex cusable. "And he said, I pray thee therefore. Father Abraham, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren, that he may testify unto them, lest they also cone into this place of torment. But Abra ham saith. They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them. And he said. Nay, Father Abraham, but if one go to them from the dead they wilt repent. And he said unto him. If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rise from the dead." This rich man seemed greatly con cerned for his five brethren; but if he was speaking one word for his breth ren, he most probably was speaking two words for himself. For over the shoulders of his brethren he wanted it to appear that if he himself had only had a better chance, if he had only been given more instruction, he would never have come to this place of tor ment. But the Lord replied, "They have Moses and the prophets, and if they won't hear Moses and e prophets, neither will they 6"e persuaded if one rise from the dead." God gives every man enough light to keep him out of perdition. If you are lost, depend upon it, my friend. It will be nobody's fault but your own. In closing, let me say that If this theme of the rich man in hell seems stern and hard, then remember that this is not my doctrine, but the doctrine of the most compassionate man that ever lived. Jesus Christ loved humanity and desired that not a single soul should perish, and for that very reason he spoke these words of warning. It is not cruelty but kindness that prompts a man, knowing his neighbor's peril, to sound the note of alarm. And so in this story of the rich man and Lazarus God, knowing the awful consequences of selfishness, is speaking to us out of the depths of an Infinite love and is flashing before the world his signal of danger. Men and women, do you see the signal? Do you hear the alarm? Will you heed the warning? If so, then come and find safety with him who said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." .