CHB.I8TIA.JST FAMILY WORSHIP IN THE Let us be grateful for the fact that congregational singing is so much CHURCH. ' ■ * , « HERALD to aid the temperance cause. " ' 1 ' • MEMBERSHIP. "c • ’ „ ' ■ ■ the State as widely as possible in that number of addresses: I have received many letters asking for her services elsewhere, and greatly re- jrret that a favorable answer cannot be returned. I beg the friends who hav^ writ|ten to accept this state ment as an answer to each, as my health for a month has been such as to preclude correspondence. The usual reduction of fares will be made to and from the Convention. I wish also to say that since the list of—Miss Willard was published many appli cations have come to have the time for the great convention at Port land changed, chiefly because it was appointed at the time the Grand Lodge of Good Templars meets at Astoria. After much thought and consultation it has been determined to meet this desire, as we all desire the cooperation of all temperance workers at the convention. This necessitates a slight change in the appointments, and they will stand as follows: more popular now than in. former 1. Any one can become a member The Church of Christ is set forth days. Worship, outwardly, in by forwarding name and address to in the Scriptures as one family in some congregations, not many years the Secretary. Christ, and all Christian men an< ago, was the act of one man in a 2. Each member will be expected women are but so many members of pulpit and four people in a choir. to read the Bible regularly, and to i nthm ilitliw'ri i i.iwUL. .. -^--Ws-irnrrr^ 3. A due of ten cents per year K of the Lord. They are all broth decker,” and at the opposite end of will be expected of each member. ers and sisters in the truest anc the house, in a high gallery, was a Receipts above expenses will be de highest sense conceivable, Jesus choir. Somewhere below, in a vast voted to gratuitous circulation of Christ himself being, their Elder pit, was the congregation. Across Temperance literature. Brother and true head and repre this deep, dumb interval, minister BIBLE READING LIST AND CARD. and choir shouted to one another, sentative of the family. What a and tlmL.wa.sjall...the.. outward wor- 1. One can begin reading any ----- ---- glorious family this is, and how ship in that church. There has 'month~ih~TTio"ygftt' 2. The card is arranged to read happy they should be in one anoth been a marked change in the style the Bible through annually, keep er’s association ! Now it is none of church-worship since that day; ing in view (1) Chronological the less true that a local congrega and in the same congregation, we Order; (2) Uniting Old and New do not believe a like style prevails tion of Christ is a family ; though now. People are singing together. Testament reading«»; (3) Grouping comparatively small, yet Christ is as People are reading God’s Word to of Related Books—only ten minutes much their brother and head of as gether. People are praying to daily reading required. 3. For daily reading, add the the whole body. Seeing then that gether. We would encourage the chapters in each month’s portion each congregation is a family of change. It arouses a congregation and divide by number of days in the to hearty interest thus to worship. , Christ, it follows that their congre Something is to be done besides month. 4 Note the date of beginning and gation^ worship is emphatically a opening the ears and—shutting the finishing each month’s reading as — family 'worship where*e3ch member eyes for a nap. A congregational indicated in tKe’space. is privileged and expected to enjoy style of worship promotes the family REPORTS. to the fullest extent of his ability feeling. The prayer-meeting shows this. People are bound together in Quarterly reports are expected that w’hich -belongs alike to ’ the the little social meetings. Bind frouL.i*ach member of the numlier Astoria, Sunday night................Jone 10 whole fanrily;-“’ Rcis-not in harmony togeUreF“by" like participation fn- “of etapters read , and number "of nuuvptlUMy R<u-«niinn rVitlttLitt. Pnrflund , . . x " .......... . . — ----- TJ i therefore with the spirit of a well the worship of the sanctuary, old readers enlisted. Cards will be Albany..................................... . ** ■ 12 regulated family that respect of and young, rich and poor, wise and furnished gratuitously to members Eugene City................................. “ 13 at Portland.. .June 15,16,17 fur ull the readers they can enlist. Convention persons should be shown by any unlearned. Salem.. ............................. «... June 18 This simple form of family wor Aggregate quarterly and annual Corvallis............................. . ......... “ 19 member of that family, or that such reports will be made by the Secre McMinnville (if possible).......... “ 20 rules and regulations should be ship was evidently that which was tary to each member of the Alli This will be final, and we hope it adopted in the family government ordained by Christ and observed in ance. will be satisfactory. as would deprive any mebiber from, the primitive churches. It is this AN APPEAL. • M rs . H. K. H ines , enjoying thè full benefits which simple family worship in the The object of our Alliance should Pres. W. C. T. U. — belong to the family relations: In churches of Christ that wil^inspire enlist the heartiest cooperation o! the fleshly family, it would be re them with new life and zeal in the all of God’s people, especially the Ministers of his Word. We aim to Selections and Comments. garded as very cruel treatment Master’s work, and bring them lead the minds and hearts of the indeed, should one of that family, nearcFto God day by day. people to the Word of God, that “ R eputation A fter D eath .” though perchance unable to rank BIBLE READING ALLIANCE they may learn of his goodness to Under this healing the Christian men, love him more and serve him I ntell'ujencer says: favorably with some other of the Bro. R. B. Neal of the IKor/csr, better. Our membership now ex family either in strength of body Louisville, Ky., has kindly fur tends from Texas to Canada, and Humboldt's letters, published after or vigor of intellect, to be set to his death, damaged his reputation nished us with some cards of this our readers are numbered by the as a man. When the life of John one side or perhaps cast out as Alliance; and also a postal card on thousands. Will you aid us by Stuart Mill was known, after his unworthy of the vigilance and pro sending for cards and using your which we find the following from influence to enroll members and burial, it was not as highly es- tection of the family. Such an his pen: “ I forward you Bible enlist readers ? A special request teemed as while he was living. action would demand redress from Cards, new edition. Give it a is made for the names and address Indeed it appeared in striking in the strong arm of the civil law, and firmity. Now the domestic and boost. It’s the biggest thing ex of Ministers of the gospel. social life of the Carlyles, as re- the people would say, amen. If Address the Secretary, tant. Read, wonder and do write vcaled by what they wrote, certain this is true in these mere earthly R B. N eal , it up.” Well, Bro. Neal, we have ly detracts from the reputation of Louisville, Ky. ties, much more is it true in the Thomas Carlyle, and involves an read and wondered, and now the We wish to say that we arc exhibition of unsuspected weakness, spiritual family of the Lord Jesus Christ. None of this family are next thing is to write it up really interested in this Bible study, to use no stronger term, in their and our greatest wonder is to and would be glad to have the associates, which is rather damaging too weak or insignificant to need the special respect, care and the know how to do this in such a way “people atl over “the coast send -for to the esteem in which they have as to give it a “ boost.” This is the cards and begin a study of thei been held These facts are men brotherly love of the stronger ones. tioned in order to add that no such At this point we introduce the second time we have received cards, Holy Scriptures at once. revelations have been made in re following extract from the Chris jut as the whole thing seemed a gard to eminent Christians contem MISS WILLARD ’ S VISIT. rind of mystery to us we wisely, as porary with these famous infidels tian at Work, which harmonizes we thought, kept silence. But now and worldlings. On the contrary, I desire to say that the plan with the thought we arc here pre it seems that the inevitable has of Miss Willard’s appointments was death has usually brought to light, senting. It says : with respect to these Christians, a We plead for family worship in come, so we proceed. After all we made under instructions from her course of Christ-like beneficence services at church, where the voices do not know that we can, do better to limit them to six towns in Wes and an amount of well doing which of the congregation supplicate to than simply print a portion of tern Oregon, besides Portland, and has added to the repute in which gether in hushed tones, or where what we find on the card and let it to put the State Convention at the they had been held. the praise of the people will go up, speak for itself. So here it is : This shows in a striking manner close of the tour. The places were OBJECT. like the beating of wings that To promote Bible reading, and selected so as to reach the people of the vast difference between living w'ould fimi the presence of God.