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NEWS AND NOTES FROM 100 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1921

by Compiled by Larry Miles

We thank the friends who favored the Word and Work with their holiday book business. If any failed to get what they ordered, or in case of any dissatisfaction at all, we are more anxious to make it right than you are to have us do so. May we acknowledge also in this way, the receipt of many a sweet and helpful sentiment in letter or card from the friends of this Magazine?

     A short Bible reading was conducted at Davis City, Iowa, by W. J. Campbell and his helpers recently, covering the life of Christ, Acts, and the Epistles of Paul. The winter Bible reading, either for small groups or large, is an excellent thing.

     From Harper, Kansas, comes the word: “School work is showing good results, with everybody busy and happy.” Good word comes also from the School at Dasher, Ga.: “We are exceedingly busy,” writes J. Edward Boyd.

     “I will be eighty years old next August. I have my second eyesight and fine print tires my eyes. Send me one of your old folks’ Bibles.”—G. B. Purcell.

     “It’s the last minute; greatly blessed, praise the Lord”— these were Brother Janes’ last words to us just before boarding the ship for Japan.

     Our Inkograph offer brought quite a response. If anyone happens to receive a bad pen, return it for exchange. If your pen flows too freely, Carter’s Violet Fountain Pen Ink will almost certainly correct the defect. We still furnish the pen free upon request for three new subscriptions at $1 each. Regular price, $1.50 the number of Word and Work Lesson Quarterlies (R. H. Boll’s notes) used in the first quarter of 1921 will be the largest ever. We can still start schools in with the first quarter as we printed several hundred extras for new orders.

     The little mission church in Spearfish, S. D., has had twenty- additions, we are told, since March 1; nine by baptism and eleven by membership.

     I am now in Alabama, about six miles from Mar’s Hill. Will preach at the many places around here, where the harvest is great and the laborers few.”—Μ. E. Gibbs.

     A number of friends have written asking whether Brother Jorgenson will not write

 again; yes, as soon as the special labor (the forthcoming hymnal), upon which he has concentrated for the past year, is completed. This should be in a month or two.

     We do not recall that anything published in the Word and Work heretofore has ever met with so general an interest as the Editor’s series on the Kingdom, now running. Pass these papers on.

     More subscriptions to the Word and Work expire in December than any other month. We really desire this, and will always accept subscriptions to expire with the year-end, either new or renewal, at ten cents a month. About two-thirds of the December, 1920, expirations are already renewed and we expect to lose very few of them. The January paper will be furnished to all whose names are received (new or renewal) before January 20.

A. Sevedge, of Davis City, la., has been in a meeting at Stillwater, Oklahoma.

From Ο. B. Curtis, 2841 Mills Avenue, N. E., Washington, D. C.: “Please announce in the W. and W., that the church here has moved, or is now located in the new building at 14th & Meridian; also ask your readers to furnish me with the names of people whom 1 can look up.”

     We could supply a few more persons with the 1920 Bound Volume, $1.50 each.

From Pekin, Indiana: “Last Lord’s day was Brother Rotters last time with us at Cross Roads. We feel our loss but realize that it is other’s gain, as he goes to the Minnesota field. We wish him the best of success and feel that he will not shun to declare the whole counsel of God.”—Mrs. Lebert Gorman.

     “Reminiscences and Sermons,” an interesting 396-page book, consisting chiefly of historical matter on the Restoration Movement, will be sent free upon request for two new subscriptions at 81 each.

     From E. L. Jorgenson: “Those who have advanced money for an order of ‘Great Songs of the Church,’ and have already waited long for the hymnal, may find some comfort in knowing, not only that they will save much more than good interest on their investment, but that they have made the work financially possible. Every bill has been paid each month, and I am very grateful. A large loan is planned to put the first edition across the press—though it is within the power of our brethren to supply even this need by advance orders if they will. The time limit for the 50c advance rate has been finally extended until Jan. 20.”

 

     Morgan H. Carter writes of the work in New York: ‘Our Father has blessed the work in New York. A number of new members have recently come into the work and the outlook is excellent for the future. The prayers of all who love the Lord will be appreciated and 1 take this opportunity to urge especially the importance of all friends sending in names and addresses of those who have moved from other congregations to New York City or any of its suburbs. In doing this you may be rendering a splendid service to Christ. Address these to Bro. G. M. McKee, 105 West 64th Street, New York, N. Y. “It has become necessary for a short time at least, probably several months, to change the hour of worship from eleven A. M. to two P. M. The place of meeting is 329 West 69th Street, close to Broadway, and easily accessible by 7th Ave. Subway or 6th or 9th Ave. Elevated. Visitors in the City will receive a cordial welcome.”

     Brother E. H. Hoover’s meeting with the Portland Avenue Church of Christ, Louisville, Ky., was one of great interest throughout. Thirty-six responded to the call of the gospel. Brother Hoover is an able, loving, powerful preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who shuns not to declare the whole counsel of God. lie won the hearts of all and commended himself to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. The church was greatly helped, and is thankful to God for the blessing He sent them through His servant.

     Augustus Shanks writes from Vicksburg, Miss., of the need of the cotton country (Mississippi, Louisiana)—that the preaching of the Word is almost unknown in many parts. “From no part of the United States comes the Macedonian call more truly than from this.” Brother McCaleb is authority for the substance of this statement. Why not include the “land of cotton” on your list for the new year? Brother Shanks is in the South at his own charge, “making tents” the while. Shall we not help?




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2 corinthians 1:3-4