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it stands in the same relation as
does the general to the Gospel, as
the Paschal Lamb to the Pass over.
It is transfigured so as to have
parted with its identity. The spe-
cial consecraUon m a^evehih~part
of time, the abstinence from all la
bor, this remains; but. the spirit
that governs it, the motive of the
day, is fundamentally changed; we
stand no longer at the foot of Sinai,
listening U) the thunder, hut hy-ihe,
empty tomb.— Canon Liddon.
ing immigration, but there is no
diminution in its Christian liber
ality, its income last year being
larger by $5,000 than in the year
The corner-stone of the. First
Presbyterian Church of Delhi, Ohio,
was laid a few days since with ap
propriate ceremonies. A beautiful
brick edifice is now in course of
irrectibh" which it is fntènded BÌiaif
be dedicated free from debv. The
newly inrt.lled p.rtor, Rev. E. L.
Lord is meeting with much en
couragement in his labors.
Poverty and Poor Preaching.
The calamity which I stand in
dread of, and which is next to the
withdrawal of the divine blessing,
that rising talent, genius, and
A Protestant- Episcopal Bishop
said recently, that one reason the
the ministry of the gospel for other
world is so unwilling to come to the
professions. “A scandalous main
church is that the church is so will-
tenance,” Matthew Henry says,
. ing to go to the world. The thought
Episcopal “makes a scandalous ministry.” And
is one to awaken reflection on the
dhurch, Toledo, Ohio, now a pros I will gi ve you another equallyItrue?
part of Christians at least.
perous parish, is the fruit of Sun “The poverty of the parsonage will
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Arrangements are nearly com day-school work commenced by two develop itself in the poverty of the
Current Religious News.
pleted for the erection of a new young ladies some thirteen years pulpit.” I have no doubt about it.
church edifice for the Episcopal ago..
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five members has been organized at Church of the Crucifixion, at Eighth
ministers are doomed, is one of the
and Fitzwater streets, Philadelphia,
The Presbyterian Church at great evils under the sun. To place
to include also a parish building for Medina, N. Y., has extended a unan a man in circumstances where he is
Rev. H. B. Steedman has accepted Sunday schools and other parochial imous call to Rev. E. P. Gardner,
expected to be generous and hospi
a call to the Second Baptist Church, work.
which has been accepted, and he table, to open his hand as wide as
Troy, N. Y.
Encouraging progress was report- will enter on his pastoral duties his heart to the poor, to give his J
family good education, to bring them
— Mr. Spurgeon’s Church, in Lon
up in what is called genteel life, and
don, has added to its other benevo NewfoundlandSunday-school work
to deny him the means of doing so__
lent organizations a Flower Mission. ers, held at St. John’s. Between
is enough, but for the hope of heaven
fifty and sixty delegaTes-were pres^
—T4»e BaptUt Year Book, for -1883 ent. 'and thcrc was a large -attend“-
reports 1G,514 ordained ministers ance of Sunday-school teachers. jubilee gatherings at Sydney were
In the dread of debt, in many
only, while there are 26,931 church- A mass meeting was held in the . very enthusiastic, and well sustain daily mortifications, in harrassing
Park, at which twenty-five hundred ed to the close. Before the inter fears of what will become of his
persons were present. The reports colonial Conference was over, $90,~ wife and children when his head
The First Congregational Church
indicate an increse of from four to 000 had been subscribed to the lies in thé grave, a man of cultivated
of Haitford, Conn., will celebrate its
five thousand in Sunday school Jubilee Fund, to be mainly expend mind and uelicate sensibilities has
250th anniversary on October 11th
membership over the last official re ed in paying oil’church debts, and trials to bear more painful than pri
port, making a membership of about in starting a Ministers* Retiring vations cf the poor. It is a bitter
Fund, and there is no reason to Cûp; and my heart bleeds Kir breth
~ The ¡SOrner-stdiie of a new Protes twenty thousand in the island.
doubt that the amount will event ren who have never told their sor
tant Episcopal church at Tanners
The congregation of St. James’s ually be swelled to at least $100,000. rows, concealing under their cloak
ville, in the Catskills, was laid with
Protestant. Episcopal Church are The Congregational churches of the fox that gnaws at their vitals.
much ceremony on the 8th ult.
making arrangements for building Australia are grouped as follows: —T homas G uthrie , in Christian
The General Convention of the a new church edifice on a site re New South Wales, 48 churches, Statesman.
Protestant Episcopal church will be cently purchased at Seventy-first with 12, 995 adherents, and 6,229
held in the church of the Holy street and Madison square. The lot Sabbath-school scholars; Victoria,
Trust In our Father.
Trinity, Philadelphia, in October is 130 feet long by 75 feet wide, and 45 churches, 15,447 adherents, 7,-
work will soon be commenced on 370 Sabbath-school scholars; South
“Johnny, don’t you think you
the foundation on what is promised Australia, 45 churches, 9,860 adher have got as much as you can carry?
The tenth anniversary of the or to be a fine structure. The jiarish ents, 4,390 Sunday-school scholars;
said Frank to his brother, who was
ganization of the Reformed Episco of St. James was organized as far Queenland, 20 churches, 5,550 ad
standing with open arms, receiving
pal church will be celebrated on back as 1810. The old church will herents, 2,784 Sunday-school schol
the bundles his father placed upon
December 10, by special services in be sold as soon as the new one is ars; Tasmania, 29 churches, 4,835
them. “ You’ve got more than you
the various churches of the denomi ready for occupancy.
adherents, 2,246 Sunday-school can carry, now.”
nation throughout the country.
“ Nover mind,” said Johnny, in a •
The corner-stone of the new Pres scholars; total, 187 churches, 48,747
sweet, happy voice, “ my father
Rev. Dr. Macdonald, of North byterian church at Oneida, N. Y.,
knows how much I can carry.”
Leith Free Church, Scotland, was was laid last week with appropriate
How long it takes many of us to
lately presented with an illuminated services. The new church building
learn the lesson little Johnny had
address, an a deposit receipt for will be 118 by 102 feet, of the “Eng
by heart! “ Father knows how
$17,250, in recognition of his long lish gothic” style of architecture.
much I can carry.” Nogrumbling,
and valuable services to the Church. The auditorium will seat 650 per
no discontent, but a sweet trust, in
sons. The building will bo quite
St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal imposing in appearance, and will Episcopal Church, Hempstead, L. our Father’s love and care that we
Church at Glen Cove,. L. I., is to cost about $30,000. Rev. Samuel I., completed on Sunday last the will not be overburdened. Our
twenty-fourth year of his rectorship heavenly Father never lays a bur
begin at once the erection of a new Jessup is pastor.
of that church.
church edifice. It will be a hand
den upon us that we cannot bear.
some structure with all modern con
So we will trust him as little John
Rev. J. B. L. Hwnmedieu has re
veniences, and cost about $25,000. law of the late Dr. Livingstone, the
his father.— Ex.
celebrated African traveler and ex signed the pastorate of the Baptist ny did
The Presbyterian Church in Ire plorer, and himself for many years church of Babylon, L. I., and accept
During the present century
land is diminishing largely in num a noted missionary, died in London ed a call to the Park Baptist Church 300,000,000 copies of the Bible have
bers through continued and increas on the 10th inst.
at Port Richmond, S. I.