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NOTES AND NEWS. The congregations of our Synod in St. Louis now support three city missionaries, a mission school in the slums, and a social worker.

The first issue of St. Paul's Messenger, Leavenworth, Kans., Rev. Henry Blanke, pastor, is an example of good editing and printing.

The Lutheran Publicity Bureau asks us to remind our readers at this time of the tracts suitable for distribution during the Lenten season. Order samples from 69 Fifth Ave., New York City.

Emmaus Church, Fort Wayne, Wambsganss, father and son, pastors, has issued one of the most beautiful memorial booklets which we have ever seen on the occasion of its twentyfifth anniversary.

St. Paul's Church, Yakima, Wash. (formerly Rev. W. Janssen's, now Rev. J. C. Nauss's charge), has seven boys at our colleges, six at Portland and one at Oakland, three from one family and two from another. This congregation numbers only 150 communicants.

Rev. O. C. Schroeder offers "Positive Evidences of Bible Truth," a tract of twenty pages (price, 10 cents), made necessary by the sad fact that many of the educated deaf have lost interest in the Bible. Order for your deaf from Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Mo.

Dickens's Christmas Carol was actually made the basis of a sermon by a Congregational preacher in Ogallala, Nebr. Naturally, with no Gospel left to preach, the next Sunday's topic was the benefit which the soil derives from a normal fall of snow. The text was Job 38, 22.

Immanuel Lutheran Church of New York City, Rev. Geo. Schmidt, pastor, is the first congregation within the Synodical Conference to install a parish deaconess. Rev. Poch, Superintendent of the Lutheran Deaconess Association, reports that requests for parish deaconesses have been received from various sections of the country.

Rev. G. L. Kieffer, of New York, reports that in 1923 (not 1924) the Lutheran Church in America had 10,379 ministers, 325 missionaries, 17,221 congregations, 2,663,776 communicant members and 4,039,924 baptized members. The church property was valued at $225,205,677. A total of $10,203,076 has been spent on missionary operations for 1923.

Note the appeal of Rev. Thies of Alberta in last number. He is on the frontier, where many people do not know the value of church-papers, others are so poor that they cannot pay for them. "If some of our congregations in the States would be kind enough to send us their copies after they have finished reading them, we could certainly make good use of them."

Our day-school teachers in the counties of Carver, Sibley, and McLeod, Minn., have resolved to work out in detail a course of study for Lutheran parochial schools in conformity, as much as possible, in secular branches with the course of study adopted by the State Board of Education of Minnesota in all religious and common branches of a curriculum as needed and required by the laws of God and of the State.

Speaking of President Pfotenhauer, it will not be out of place to say that his son, Rev. Carl Pfotenhauer, of Brightview, Alberta, is making such trips as his father made in the 80's, as missionary in the scattered Canadian settlements north of the 52d degree. Lately he made a trip of seventy miles to Buck Lake, where he found many unchurched, among whom he intends to establish several mission-stations.

JEFFERSON CITY, January 7. (Special.)-State Superintendent of Schools Lee to-day announced a plan to put on the approved list 125 Lutheran elementary and parochial schools in the State. Their credits will be recognized, but they will not be entitled to state aid. Requirements to be met were outlined at a conference with representatives of the schools.

St. Louis Star.

The Elsaessischer Lutheraner, published by our brethren in Alsace (France), is testifying boldly against the washed-out Lutheranism of the state church. In a recent issue reference is made to certain charges of false doctrine raised against the

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This picture shows a class of 34 (three absent) who were confirmed by Rev. F. H. Lindemann, December 7, 1924. Rev. Lindemann writes: "This makes 65 adult confirmations within one year in our congregation. While I do not know positively that the number of 65 in one year and 34 in one class is considered great in other parts of the country, I do believe it is not half bad for an old congregation in existence 35 years in New York City." Not half bad.

According to Harrisburg papers the Festival of St. John, on December 27, was celebrated thus by a U. L. (Merger) church in Harrisburg: "The Scottish Rite Masons of Harrisburg will observe [December 27] the Day of St. John the Evangelist with special services in the Messiah Lutheran Church, Sixth and Forster streets, to-morrow evening at 7.30 o'clock. The Rev. E. Martin Grove, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, will make the address."

Reassuring news comes from Professor Wuestenhaupt, who holds the chair of Glacial Geology in Anthropoid University. According to a note in the Minneapolis Evening Tribune of January 2, 1925, the earth is not freezing up, as maintained by Dr. Weisenheimer and his followers, but is growing warmer. With colder climates indicated at the beginning of the earth's history, he said, there was no evidence to "support the theory that the earth began as a molten ball and has been cooling off ever since."

A Catholic Information Bureau is inserting paid advertisements averaging six inches in length twice a month in the Indianapolis News. The advertisements explain Catholic principles and practises and bear such headings as "What Washington Thought About American Catholics," "The Attitude of Roman Catholics Toward the Bible," "Catholics and Education." The ads are skilfully written, in order to disarm Protestant suspicions of Roman Catholic propaganda, and no doubt fulfil their purpose with those unacquainted with Catholic history and doctrine.

Our parish-school in South Omaha is a wonderful missionary institution. Its pupils are of German, Russian, HunLittle garian, Serbian, and Mexican origin -64 in all. Trinidad Lion, Mexican, and Sister Julia, also Mexican, stand with folded hands and speak their prayers to Jesus. One of the boys, a Hungarian, has so impressed his parents (Roman Catholic!) at his confirmation that they are going to let him study at Seward for the teaching ministry. This congregation (Rev. K. M. E. Niermann, pastor) supports a minister and two teachers in spite of its small number. This is the fruit of the thirty years of patient labor of Rev. M. Adam.

Church advertising methods are becoming increasingly vulgar. At the recent Chicago Religious Publicity Conference several instances were mentioned. One speaker told of a church service which was advertised by cheap handbills scattered around the streets and on porches, and carrying in glaring type

the phrase, "Be a Sport - Come to Church." Another speaker told of newspaper announcements of sermon topics as follows: "How to Wash without Soap" and "The Unpardonable SinStealing Another Man's Wife." It was also reported that one pastor sent a steam calliope down the main street of his city bearing the placard: "Gum Given Away Free at Blank Church Next Sunday Night."

A sanitarium for consumptives in the East is being agitated by members of Immanuel (Rev. J. Holthusen), Brooklyn, N. Y. Says the Atlantic Bulletin: "Consumptives are unable to go to Denver or to pay the prices asked in institutions of that kind around here; but if they are admitted, they usually cannot have the proper spiritual care, and often enough attempts are made to win them over to another faith. These and other reasons weigh so heavily with members of Immanuel that they are at work to collect $10,000 or more among themselves, which shall be given on their golden jubilee this year as a thank-offering to a nucleus for the establishment and maintenance of a sanitarium." The Catskill or Adirondack Mountains will furnish the location.

This is the way Dr. John H. Kellogg, of Battle Creek, Mich., food expert, describes the American race of to-day: "There can be no doubt that we are going down-hill. Insanity is increasing, crime is increasing, diseases which result from degeneration, such as heart disease, arteriosclerosis, Bright's disease, and cancer, are steadily increasing." Bad enough, but what he adds is worse: "The draft examination showed that more than half the young men of the country are physical milksops and mental mollycoddles and verified the prediction of Galton that the intelligence of the average man is only a shade above imbecility. If the average American at the present time is not a moron, he is only a little above that degree of mental deficiency. Taken as a whole, modern civilization evidently promotes disease and degeneracy more than health and race improvement, and we are falling into a terrible slough of degeneracy, physical, mental, and moral." As a cure for these horrific conditions Dr. Kellogg says that we must eat more green vegetables!! G.

Radioactivity in the Church.


Favorable Reports Continue to Come in from Various Parts of Our Country. Also Some Complaints are Received. Two Series of Religious Addresses Announced for February.

Letters and cards are received daily saying that Station KFUO is being heard and its programs well received. Also some complaints are registered, people reporting that they cannot at all, or only imperfectly, get Station KFUO. Letters containing such complaints, however, are the exception and not the rule. The fact that the majority of people, even in localities where others report poor results, say that the programs are clearly received, proves that the broadcasting equipment of Station KFUO is efficient. In spite of this fact, however, there is no doubt that improvements can be made. The Radio Committee of Station KFUO is always pleased to receive good suggestions.

Below we print our programs for the month of February. Some excerpts from letters received are herewith given: Koch, Mo.: "I have the pleasure of getting the sermons of Concordia Seminary. I heard the dedication very distinctly. Also heard a sermon on Rev. 4, 9. 10. This is what I have been waiting for. Will get them twice a week. It certainly sounds good to hear the Word of God over the radio when one is unable to attend church." Minneapolis, Minn.: "Came in very clear and distinct." Plainview, Minn.: "Oh, how glorious to be able to hear God's Word preached by our dear Lutheran Church! It just sent thrills through me. It was very clear and easy to understand. My sincere prayer is that people who are never seen inside of a church-door and are spiritually dead, as a minister would say, will run across Station KFUO and hear God's Word preached in all its purity and thereby be awakened from their sleep and brought to God by faith in Christ Jesus and see the necessity of churchgoing." Pinckneyville, Ill.: "We enjoy your radio programs very much. Every night when you broadcast, my cousin's house is filled to capacity People come twelve to

fifteen miles from the country to listen in. We haven't missed
a program yet." Persia, Iowa: "I consider it a very great thing to
spread the Gospel in this way." Fort Wayne, Ind.: "The program
came through fine." Imperial, Mo.: "Certainly enjoyed it more than
I can express. May God bless your future broadcasting!" Herrin,
Ill. "I heard the sermon from KFUO just fine last night, the first
good Lutheran sermon I have heard over the radio, and it does my
heart good to hear the true, pure Gospel preached. We have no
Lutheran church in this town, and I get 'hungry' for Lutheran ser-
vices." Smithville, O.: "Heard your programs, which came through
fine on the loud speaker." South Bend, Ind.: "Program of the
evening of January 11 was well received. Enjoyed it very much.”
Knierim, Iowa: "It came in fine and plain. Could understand every
word the speaker, the Rev. Mr. Laetsch, said. It is a great pleasure
to hear the true Lutheran Gospel over the air. May KFUO be of
We will listen in every evening
great benefit to many listeners!
when the program is on." Winnipeg, Can.: "Music and sermon were
received very well, though signal strength was weak." Port Huron,
Mich. "I want to write to thank you for the program we enjoyed
this evening. It came in most clearly." Vesta, Minn.: "Your pro-
gram last Wednesday evening, January 7, was heard by myself and
family very plainly; it came nice and clear. We enjoyed your pro-
gram to the utmost and were only too sorry when it ended." Eben-
ezer, N. Y.: "I wish to comment very favorably upon your program
and station and clear announcing of last night [January 7]. Pro-
gram was rather short. People are thoroughly tired of 'jazz,' I mean
people who take things more seriously; these, therefore, would have
enjoyed your program much longer." Philadelphia, Pa.: “It came
very clear on my one tube set." Richmond, Tex.: “KFUO is as good
as the best to-night. Very clear and loud. We listen in often and
appreciate high-class programs from your station." Farmville, Va.:
"We tuned in for Station KFUO and heard your service from start
to finish. Your service came in very plain. Words fail to express
my gratitude to God for granting our Synod this great medium of
transmitting the Word. With God's grace it will bring the pure
Gospel-message to many who can be reached in no other way."
St. Louis, Mo.: "I feel that I must thank you for the great pleasure
you have given my mother, who is spending the winter with me,
in broadcasting over the radio the Wednesday and the Sunday night
services. She is not able to attend church, and your services mean
a great deal to her." Monroe, Mich.: "Your program of January 11
came in fine." Remsen, Iowa: "One of my members is very enthu
siastic about your programs and tells others to listen in." Cen-
tralia, Ill.: "It was a real treat to listen to the excellent program
put on the air by Station KFUO Wednesday evening, January 14.
The reception here was the very best, the program coming in very
plainly on a loud speaker." Trinity, Tex.: "Your program of last
evening, the 14th, much enjoyed. Came very clear." Lawler, Iowa:
"I did not miss a word of Prof. Graebner's excellent talk. It gives
one deep satisfaction, indeed, to know that an antidote is sent into
space every Sunday and Wednesday evening to neutralize the poison-
laden air waves. The antidote will help some soul. God grant there
will be many! Calvary Choir is to be congratulated on its splendid
rendition of the selections given. God will surely bless KFUO to the
glory of His name and the salvation of souls." Topeka, Ill.: “We
particularly enjoyed the choir of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.
The sermon by Prof. Graebner was fine. It came in clear from be-
ginning to end." Kilmanagh, in the Upper Part of the Thumb of
Michigan: "Heard your program. Have tuned in to several of them
and have been getting them fine." Hendricks, Minn.: "Not a word
spoken that could not be understood. Enjoyed Prof. Graebner's ad-
dress; in fact, the entire program from beginning to end.” Manning,
Iowa: "Last week Wednesday I could no longer resist the tempta-
tion. So I ordered a radio put up in my home. It was ready for
business late in the afternoon. I manipulated the dials and by
evening had learned enough to get you when you announced your
program. Considering my inexperience, it came in fine. I was able
to understand every word and enjoyed the singing of St. John's
Double Quartet, especially the choral. Let us have more of the
choral singing and show the public what treasures we have in our
Lutheran choral."

Tell Your Friends to Tune In!

} Radio Committee.

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On the morning of December 17, 1924, Prof. Geo. J. Weller of the Lutheran Teachers' Seminary at Seward, Nebr., passed to his eternal reward. He was born on January 8, 1860, in New Orleans, La. After completing his course at Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Ind., he entered the seminary at St. Louis, from which he graduated in 1882. The same year he accepted a call to Zion Church at Marysville, Nebr. How well he served this congregation for over twelve years, both as pastor and teacher, is evidenced by the love which the congregation bore him until his end.

Prof. Weller married Clara Eirich, and God blessed this union with eleven children, two of whom preceded their father to the heavenly home.

When the plans for erecting a college at Seward were completed, Rev. G. Weller was called to be the first professor. For many years he filled the position of president effectively and with much self-denial. He taught both by precept and example, and many teachers to-day bless his memory. Because of failing health he was compelled to resign from so responsible a position, but he continued to teach until three weeks before his death.

On November 16, 1924, a surprise service was held to commemorate his thirty years of activity at the institution. Unfortunately he could not be present because he had been taken ill the night before. He rallied for a few days, but God had decreed to take him from us. He died peacefully, trusting in the mercy of his Savior, December 17, at the age of 64 years, 11 months, and 9 days. He was laid to rest December 20 at Seward, Nebr. He is survived by his widow, nine children, and one brother.

At the funeral service addresses were made by Director Brommer, Rev. C. W. Becker, Rev. F. W. C. Jesse, Rev. W. Rittamel, and Pres. W. Cholcher. Many telegrams had been sent, which were read at the close of the service.

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Seward, Nebr.



On December 9, 1924, it pleased our heavenly Father to call the soul of His faithful servant L. Pollert, teacher at St. Paul's, Wegan, Ind., to his eternal rest. Our deceased brother was born October 26, 1893, the son of Wm. Pollert and wife. He entered our Addison Seminary in 1907 and was graduated in 1912. He served his Master twelve years, having been active in the Negro Missions at New Orleans, La., and for the past six years at Wegan, Ind.

The funeral services were conducted by the undersigned. The pastors and teachers of Jackson and Bartholomew Counties honored their brother by attending the funeral in a body. Matt. 25, 21.

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Early on Tuesday morning, December 23, 1924, it pleased Almighty God to call into the Church Triumphant our wellbeloved Teacher emeritus August C. Reisig. He died very suddenly, due to a severe heart attack, at the age of 73 years, 8 months, and 19 days.

Teacher August C. Reisig was born April 4, 1851, in Monroe, Mich. His early education was received in the local parochial school. He was graduated from our Teachers' Seminary at Addison, Ill., in 1870 and accepted a call to St. John's Congregation in New Orleans, La. He served this congregation as a faithful teacher for thirty-eight years. In 1908 he was compelled to resign on account of failing health. He was never able after that to follow the calling which had become so dear to him. However, he recovered sufficiently to serve the congregation as a member of the vestry, as treasurer, and as member of the school board and the Southern District as treasurer and member of the Mission Board. He held all these offices until his sudden death.

Funeral services were held at the home and in St. John's Church. The deceased was laid to rest in his tomb in St. John's Cemetery. M. H.



Installed under authorization of the respective District Presidents: A. Pastors:

On 16th Sunday after Trinity, 1924: Prof. J. H. Herreilers as professor at Concordia College, Edmonton, Alta., Can., by Pastor A. J. Mueller.

On 1st Sunday in Advent: The Rev. S. Beckmann at Santa Elena, near San Salvador, F. C. E. R., Argentina, by Pastor B. H. Ergang.

On 2d Sunday in Advent: The Rev. H. F. Meyer at McCook, Nebr., by Pastor A. Ficken.


On 3d Sunday in Advent: The Rev. K. L. Hofmann in St. Matthew's Church and in Mount Calvary Church, New Orleans, La., by Pastor M. S. Gebauer. The Rev. Ottomar Schmidt in Immanuel Church, Arcadia, Ind., by Pastor Th. Schwan. - The Rev. P. Beck at Foley, Minn., and on the following Sunday at Clear Lake, Minn., by Pastor Wm. Hartmann.

On 4th Sunday in Advent: The Rev. A. Hardt in St. Peter's Church, Reedsburg, Wis., by Pastor Wm. Lochner.

On Sunday after New Year, 1925: The Rev. C. F. Malkow at Webster, Minn., by Pastor H. E. Kelm.

On 1st Sunday after Epiphany: The Rev. W. G. Lobeck in Redeemer Church, Kokomo, Ind., by Pastor Th. Schwan.

B. Teachers:

On 23d Sunday after Trinity, 1924: Teacher W. v. Renner at Woodburn, Ind., by Pastor W. Georgi.

On Sunday after Christmas: Teacher C. A. Luhmann in Jehovah Church, Chicago, Ill., by Pastor A. W. Lussky.

On Sunday after New Year, 1925: Teacher E. Zielske at Rochester, Minn., by Pastor M. Weinhold.

Corner-Stone Laying.

On 4th Sunday in Advent, 1924, Golgotha Congregation, Chicago, Ill. (the Rev. Wm. L. Mueller, pastor), laid the corner-stone of its new church.


Dedicated to the service of God:

Churches: On 1st Sunday in Advent, 1924: Immanuel Church, Riverside, Cal. (the Rev. G. H. Hillmer, pastor). On 2d Sunday in Advent: Salem Church, White Hall, Tex. (the Rev. L. A. Trinklein, pastor). On 4th Sunday in Advent: Mount Calvary Lutheran Mission, Omaha, Nebr. (the Rev. W. W. Stoeppelwerth, pastor).

School and Parish Hall: On 1st Sunday in Advent, 1924: School and parish hall of Bethlehem Church, Detroit, Mich. (the Revs. F. Tresselt and P. J. Gold, pastors).

The Southern District of Our Synod

will convene, God willing, February 18 to 24 in Mount Calvary Church, cor. Grand Route St. John and White St. Prof. L. Wessel will conclude his essay on the First Epistle of St. Peter. All pastors and teachers, also the duly appointed lay delegates, are requested to inform the Rev. Miles Gebauer, 2900 Grand Route St. John, whether or not they will attend the convention. WM. WEDIG, Secretary.

Conference Notices.

The Southwestern Indiana Pastoral Conference meets, D. v., February 3 and 4 at Evansville, Ind. Sermon: Rev. R. Goetz. Essays: Inner Growth of Jesus Christ: Rev. Zabel. Public Reading of the Bible: Rev. Polack. Exegesis of 1 Tim. 1: Rev. H. Traub.


The Southern Idaho Pastoral Conference meets, D. v., February 17 to 19 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. For announcement of papers, etc., see the Lutheran Messenger. J. GIHRING, Sec.

The Winter Conference of the Twin Cities and Vicinity meets, D. v., February 17 to 19 in the church parlors of Trinity Church (the Rev. A. C. Haase, pastor), St. Paul, Minn. Papers on topics of general interest have been prepared by the Revs. E. Sprengeler, R. AvéLallemant, Carl Seltz, Th. Kohn. Confessional address: Revs. W. Schulze, E. Gade. W. F. PANKOW, Sec.

Application for Synodical Membership. Pastor Walter Weidhaas, of Clayton, Mo., formerly a member of the Ohio Synod, desires to become a member of our Synod. RICH. KRETZSCHMAR, President of the Western District. Announcement.

The Rev. A. Bolter, until August, 1923, pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Calgary, Alta., Can., and since then out of office, has severed his connections with our Synod. Calgary, Alta., Can., January 8, 1925.


President, Alberta and British Columbia District.
Is There a Demand?

The undersigned is preparing for publication in book form, under the general title of Winning th Lodge-man, his entire collection of data on various secret societies. He has quite frequently lent out this material to the brethren in the ministry, especially to our missionaries, and the task of supplying all applicants has now grown beyond his power. The volume will contain such material-most of it not heretofore published -as has proved a help to win the lodge-man, on the following orders: Masonry (also Shrine), OddFellows, Elks, Woodmen, Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum, Red Men, Foresters, Moose, and Eagles. The representatives of our Home Mission Board, at their annual convention in 1921, requested the undersigned to publish such a book. Is there a demand to justify the cost of publication? Those voting "yes" will kindly drop a postal card to PROF. THEO. GRAEBNER,

3618 Texas Ave., St. Louis, Mo.

A Request.

If any of the readers of the WITNESS know of Lutheran students attending the University of Iowa at Iowa City, Iowa, or of any patients at the various hospitals in or near Iowa City, the undersigned would urgently request them to report their names and addresses to him as soon as possible. If any of our readers have friends living in or near Iowa City, they will please call their attention to our services, which are held every Sunday at 10.45 A. M. in the Commercial Club rooms, second floor of Chamber of Commerce Building, Iowa City, Iowa. REV. JUL. A. FRIEDRICH, Lutheran University Pastor, 823 Bowery St., Iowa City, Iowa.

Phone, 3048 J.

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IOWA DISTRICT. December, 1924: Budgeted Treasuries, $10,994.70; Synodical Building Fund, 9,055:05; Iowa City Students' Center, 3,983.85; Negro chapels, 1,437.35; Miscellaneous, 1,550.43.Total, $27,021.38. P. F. FIENE, Treas. MICHIGAN DISTRICT.-November 16 to December 15, 1924: Budget Treasury, $965.04; Synodical Treasury, 3,924.86; Synodical Building Fund, 12,053.38; Miscellaneous, Missions, 11,021.00; 14,527.52. Total, $42,491.80. E. J. GEYER, Treas. December 15, 1924, to Jan

NORTH WISCONSIN DISTRICT. uary 15, 1925: Budget, $8,109.19; Charities, 647.89; Miscellaneous, 6,314.78. Total, $15,071.86. W. H. DICKE, Treas.

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Contributions Sent Direct to Treasurer of Synod. From N. N., Terra Bella, Cal., for Missions in India, $15.00 From Hertha Seegers, Gary, Ind., for Colored Missions, 10.00. From Ch. Brockschmidt, La Grange, Ill., for Building Fund,_25.00 From E. F. Pawsat, Maysville, Ky., for Concordia Seminary Broadcasting Station, 50.00. Per W. Arndt, from M. C., S., Wis., for Foreign Missions, 25.00. Per W. v. Dissen, Georgetown, Ind., from schoolchildren, for Negro chapels, 10.00. Per F. Brand, from Ohio District Walther League, per W. A. Blankschaen, Treas., for support of Rev. H. Levihn, India, 67.70; from our Colored Lutheran Chris tians in the South, per G. A. Schmidt, for a chapel in Shihnanfu, China, 1,304.98; from N. N., Napoleon, O., for P. Joseph, native worker, Trivandrum, India, 1.00; from "A Friend of Foreign Mis sions," St. Louis, Mo., as a special Christmas gift for Missions in China or India, 25.00; from H. H. Hackstedde, Cincinnati, O., for support of a stated missionary in China, 300.00; through Rev. Geo L. Luecke, from a few members, for Rev. and Mrs. Adolf Brux in Vaniyambadi, India, 7.00. Per Anita C. Wagner, Treas., from Trinity Ev. Luth. Sunday-school, Davenport, Iowa, for Negro Missions chapel in St. Louis, 10.00. From Mrs. A. G. Brauer, for Lutheran Sanitarium, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 10.00, for Negro Missions, 10.00. || Per Concordia Publishing House, from W. L. Deal of St. Stephen's Ev. Luth. Church, Hickory, Catawba Co., N. C., for new Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 5.00; from Edw. Yohpe, Battle Creek, Mich., for Foreign Missions, 1.87; from C. Ritter, Hildebrand, Oreg., for Missions, 2.45; from Miss C. Mauer, St. Louis, for City Mission, 5.20; from Ch. Meyer, Cleveland, O., for Colored Missions, 5.00; from Fred Ziegler, Brockton, Mont., for poor students, 19.75; from Fred Luecht, Grand Mound, Iowa, for Colored Missions, 4.75; from Jacob Martin, Pettibone, N. Dak., for Missions, 5.00. Per J. H. C. Fritz, from Mr. and Mrs. J. Adolph Mollenhauer, for Synodical Building Fund, 5,000.00. Per L. Sieck, from N. N., for St. Louis Seminary Radio, 800.00.

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Change of Addresses.

Rev. W. Bahr, R. 2, Hastings, Nebr.

Rev. E. W. Frenk, 213 W. Exchange St., Sycamore, Ill.
Rev. M. J. Frosch, R. 8, Decatur, Ind.

Rev. P. G. Heckel, 2903 Highland Ave, Tampa, Fla.
Rev. K. L. Hofmann, 1803 Painter St., New Orleans, La.
Rev. C. J. Krahnke, Bellefonte, Pa.

Rev. C. F. Malkow, Webster, Minn.

Rev. O. H. Moeller, 2520 Pacific Ave., Hoquiam, Wash.
Rev. P. E. Rohlfing, 1907 Spring St., Omaha, Nebr.

Rev. P. F. H. Schwan, P. em., 2049 Brunswick Rd., East Cleve
land, O.

Rev. W. Schwentker, 3624 W. River Blvd., Minneapolis, Minn.
Rev. W. A. Schwermann, R. 2, Clayton, Wis.

Rev. N. Sereres, Powhattan, Kans.

Rev. P. Trumpoldt, 5807 Master St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Rev. W. H. Wendling, Maywood, Nebr.

Rev. W. Winter, Chebanse, Ill.

Rev. E. L. Woldt, 232 E. Miller St., Newark, N. J.

C. A. Luhmann, 2312 N. Springfield Ave., Chicago, Ill.
B. Oestreich, Waconia, Minn.

A. W. Stellhorn, 1130 Pattie Ave., Wichita, Kans.
Correction. - Rev. H. Hamann's address in the Annual should
read: Rev. H. Hamann, 9 Wood St., Pittston, Pa., instead of: Ambur,
British India (during furlough: 9 Wood St., Pittston, Pa.).

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No. 3.

So, then, it is in no wise our doing, but God's doing, that we Christians are what we are.

Vol. XLIV.

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1 Cor. 5, 19

Ps. 150, 6

Luke 10, 11

Propitiation for thy guilt. 1 John 2, 2

And thine iniquity

Is in the precious blood He spilt
While hanging on the tree.

I'll trust the merit of His death,

Which reconciles to God,

And praise Him with my latest breath
For His redeeming blood.

Oh, what a glad and joyful sound
His Gospel brings to me!

I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

Now let me run the Christian race
To reach my home above,
Extol the riches of His grace
And wonders of His love.

But feeble is my warmest thought
While cumbered with this clay,
But I shall praise Him as I ought
In the Eternal Day.

Cascade, Mo.

Heb. 12, 1

Rev. 7, 9. 10


Ye Are the Salt of the Earth.
MATT. 5, 13.

"Ye are the salt of the earth," says Christ.

When salt is gotten from the mine or the ocean, it is quite dirty; it must be purified before it can be used.

By nature ye were all as an unclean thing, and all your righteousnesses were as filthy rags.

Luther says: "That is indeed a glorious office and a great, excellent honor, that God calls the Christians His salt and sets them to salt everything that is on earth. . . . That is indeed laying on much and overloading too high, that the poor fishermen or any other poor, despised man should before God be called the salt of the earth and undertake to act and to salt all that is human upon earth. . . . But when things go hard with us, when the world and the devil look sour at us and are as mad as they please, our trust is that He says to us: Ye are the salt of the earth.' When that word shines into the heart that it can rely on that and can undoubtingly boast to be God's salt, then let him be wrathful and angry who will not laugh." (Erl. 43, 67 ff.)

"Ye are the salt of the earth.”

Salt not used will in time lose its savor, its saltiness. Then, "wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men."

If Christians will not practise their Christianity, they will lose their Christianity, and then the Lord will cast them. out. A terrible doom! It is the Savior's own warning. "Ye are the salt of the earth."

Salt is of no use in the saltcellar; it must be used, and it must be used up; it must sacrifice its own separate existence and unite with another to better and save another.

The Christian salt is to be not of the world, but in the world, to salt every part of the world. A Christian is not to flee the world, but to subdue the world. He is not a hermit, he is a conqueror.

"Ye are the salt of the earth."

Salt was used in the sacrifice. Thrown on the altar, it would sparkle and in flowers of flaming violet adorn and consume the offering. Lev. 2, 13; Mark 9, 49.

Christians are the salt of the earth to sacrifice their bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, a reasonable service. Rom. 12, 1; 14, 7. 8. Christ sacrificed Himself for us, and we gratefully and cheerfully sacrifice ourselves for Him. Having been washed by God in the blood of Christ, the Christian will try his best to remain clean, to remove every spot and stain of sinful living. Justified by Christ, he will sanctify himself to be as pure and white as salt.

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