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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1883)
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Linn County Board of Co ing of a bountiful repast, ibe meet
ing convened for the discussion
MISSIONARY board .
Bro. Propst,- leading, taking the
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dperation of the Church of Christ
the qualification of elders that of
W. H. A damn, Portland...............President,
èontehed on Jan. 11, 1883, at Cen
laying on of hands in order to be Henry Sliadle, Portland... .Vice President.
Davidson. Portland............. Treasurer.
fully ordained as such officers, but I. 8. O.
M. Hubbard, Amity....... Rec. Secretary.
Meeting was called to order by
simply the choosing or electing or B. Wolverton, Corvallis... ..Cot. Secretary.
Bro. J. W. Richardson, chairman of
choice was sufficient ordination.
“ What Do Ye More Than
Board. After singing prayer was
Many of the brethren took part
Oflmt By ■Bnj. frU'. Duty. ----- - in the question, some taking^an ----------- Others ?”
Reports from the several con
opposite view and presenting
The world is asking quite a
gregations was called for and re Scripture for proof of their posi
different question' This ques
sponded to as follows :
tion that after the choosing 1>y the tion
asked - by
Central Church—Bro. J. W. members of the church the laying
Savior, the loving Jesus. And
Propst rfcporhed the number of
on of hands was necessary for full then the warning “ Except your
delegates and the condition of Cen
and complete ordination.
righteousness shall exceed the
tral Church. Preaching, once a
The programme Cominitte re righteousness ” of those others.
month by Bro. J. E Roberts.
ported for Friday’s work.
“ What do ye more than others ?”
Officers of the church are J. W.
On motion, adjourned.
I imagine some one is trying to
Propst and Martin Miller/ elders ;
FRIDAY MORNING 9 A. M.
hide away from the Father’s sight
H. C. Powell and Joseph Powell,
Bro. Richardson m-thc chair?------- from the watchful eyes of Ab^Lotd.
of the vineyard under the cover of
Minutes read and approved.
Bro. J. M. Churchill reported
the devil’s question, “ What do
First in order social meeting.
from Oak Creek—Officers of the
Second, reports of committees. others more than me^’’ I fancy,
church are J. M. Churchill and —
- the Laodicean plague often cofiies
Courier, eklew; Bros, flays and ’■ Brb.Propsf, chairman
on constitution and by-laws, re among the people with such an in
Scio, reported by Bro. D. M ported, and was adopted. Bro. troduction as this question affords.
Doty. Preaching on first and Doty then gave us an able dis It is so easy to compare ourselves
fifth Sundays of each month by course. Adjourned for refresh wijth ourselves and “ others.” The
standard is so near at hand, and
Bro. D. M. Doty. Elders: Bros. ments.
often so low. Yet, “ this is not
Richardson, Gill and Coffey; de
wise.” I repeat it, “ It is not wise.”
acons : Bros. Richardson and Mer
Question: “ The selection of a
>.................. . . . j, - T field, for work, C(iftperaLiijg.U>m.kx It is not the “ wisdom which com-
C. W. Cole reported from Mt. with the State Board.” Many of WFfroTOHtiOvn^ Nor, fofirmrng
Pleasant congregation. Preaching the brethren manifested much in such a gospel, shall the comers
©nee a month by D. M. Doty. terest in regard to the place, the thereunto be made perfect. Do not
Elders i John Shore and T. P. majority of "the brethren favoring even the heathens follow the iron
Goodman; Deacons: A. C. Chris- Albany, and was so decided by the rule of “ tit-for-tat ?” Do they not
compare themselves with others ?
mand and W. G. Montgomery,
j On motion, a committee on pro
2. Designating the time and If there is no pure gospel, the race
is doomed, and each succeeding
gramme was appointed, Bros D. M. place for our next meeting.
Doty, H. C. Powell and C. Cole
On motion, it was decided to generation finds itself sinking
were appointed said committee.
meet at Scio on Thursday before lower by the force of carnal gravi
tation—sinking to where the Chris
Bro. Doty made a brief state the first Sunday in June, 1883.
ment in regard to the State Board,
On motion, a committee of three tian gospel found them, when God
that it was permanently organized was appointed to prepare and pub had for a time given then» up to
with State Evangelist selected.
lish in the C hristian H erald a “ work all uncleanness with greedi
The committee on programme programme for our next meeting in ness.” (Rom. 1.)
Not a fig would I give for that
reported and, on motion, adjourned June. Bros. R. F. Ashby, A. G.
till 8 o’clock A. M. Thursday morn Marshall and S. Slater were ap man’s Christianity who looks
around on his neighbor, brother or
pointed said committee.
__________ MORNING SESSION.
On motion, Bros. Slater and S. friend, before he looks, or without
Bro. Richardson in the chair.
Powell were authorized to secure a looking to Christ, to determine the
• Minutes read and approved.
house in Albany to hold a meeting. amount of good he will do for the
Social meeting, conducted by Bro.
On motion, that Secretary was Master. Let this thought sink
S. Slater, after which the discus authorized to correspond with the deep into the heart of him who is
sion of the subject “ The Duty of Corresponding Secretary of the trying to excuse himself from his
Church Officers,” led by Bro. A. G. State Board, and decide when we part of the service in the vineyard.
Let this thought sting the con
Marshall, which called for ex shall hold a meeting in Albany.
pressions from several members.
On motion, a resolution was science of him who is striving to
On motion, the subject for con adopted authorizing the Secretary find a standard of excellence among
sideration fox tfre afternoon session, of Board . to send* blanks to the men rather than in Christ. No
“ The Qualification of the Elder several eburbhes for private sub Chrtstjarf ought’terfie" satisfied with
ship. We then listened to ail1 able scription to thfe Missionary work.
present acquirements in the divine
On motion, a vote of thanks was life, nor with present excellence by
discourse by Bro. Doty, the langu tendered the brethren and sisters
which he has portrayed in his life
age of the Savior to the apostles, aqd friends for their hospitality.
the glorious , feature of . a risen
“ Whom do you say that I the Son
R. F. A shby ,
Lord. Let him still feel there is
of man am ?” after which partak-
something yet to gain. “ Excel
sior ” is ever the true watchword.
“ Higher jet and higher,
Oat of cloud» and night.
Rising to the light;
Oft these earnest longings
Swell within my breast.
Yet their inner meaning
Ne’er can be expressed•
These are the longings and these
the as p iratio ns
th+sthe goal of-
the true soldier.
" What do ye more than others?”
As a question must bum its way
into the unsanctified soul till it can
exclaim, O ' how little have I done!
God, have mercy for my faithless
ness and by thy grace assist me to
strive now, and continually to take
no standard of life but that of bim
who gave his life for the world.
Agrowingtntercst is manif e sted -......
in the missionary work. Had we
ten evangelists and the money to
sustain them, we could have them
all' holding“ TneeiTn^
week. The calls are many and the
demands are urgent.
One brother writes, “ I am much
pleased to see that the mission
work looks so encouraging in the
State. All it wants is for its
friends to work.”
We fear the brethren are be
coming anxious about that State
Evangelist. But let them not get
They shall h^ar
something to their advantage soon.
Only don’t forget to write to the
“ Treasurer ” occasionally. Let it
be on “ important business.”
Bro. Burnett is at work, and
more" of our home brethren, if we
can be so fortunate as to find an
idle one, will be working’ soon.
C or . S ec .
M adisonville , K y .,
Jan. 12, 1882.
Your order for tracts came in
good time, but found me entirely
out. Two weeks ago 1 ordered
16000 printed and confidently ex
pected to get them in the usual
length of time, but have not re
ceived them yet. The only ex
planation of the delay that I have
received is that the -office where I
have m y p ri nting dune hnx been——
over-run with work. 1 am very
sorry that you have been disap
pointed, and will do all in my
lower to burry matters Certainly
in ten days they will l>e here.