A Century of Church Life; A History of the First Congregational Church of Marietta, Ohio, with an Introduction by REV. John W. Simpson

A Century of Church Life; A History of the First Congregational Church of Marietta, Ohio, with an Introduction by REV. John W. Simpson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...and well sustained. The members of the College faculty have rendered valuable service in these meetings. This meeting is one of the most important means of spiritual growth. The members of the church who regularly attend this meeting are those on whom the pastor can depend for the various branches of Christian activity. When a member begins habitually to neglect the prayer meeting it is usually conclusive evidence of a decline in spiritual life. The prayer meeting was first established to pray for a revival and most of the revivals which the church has enjoyed have commenced in connection with this meeting. For this and other reasons the prayer meeting has properly been denominated the spiritual thermometer of the church. The monthly concert of prayer for the conversion of the world was established as early as 1817 and has been observed to the present time. For several years this was held on the first Sunday evening of each month, but for many years it has taken the place of the regular prayer meeting on the first Wednesday evening of each month. At this meeting missionary intelligence is presented, and sometimes papers and addresses on missionary topics. It is customary to have a report on a special field at each meeting. Different members of the church are often called upon to prepare a program and take charge of the meeting. A collection is taken at each meeting, which, unless specially designated, is divided between Home and Foreign Missions. Ladies' Prayer Meeting. In a semi-centennial discourse preached in 1849, Dr. Thomas Wickes used the following language respecting the origin and progress of the Ladies' Prayer Meeting: "It may be desirable also to speak of another thing, originating about the same time with the Sunday School, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617312
  • 9781236617316