Illustrated Portfolio of Reformed Churches of Western Pennsylvania

Illustrated Portfolio of Reformed Churches of Western Pennsylvania

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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: ...corner-stone. ST. THOMAS This might be called an old congregation. Perhaps it is the parent of all the surrounding Reformed congregations. The first church was a stone building, erected by the Presbyterians and afterward sold to the Reformed and Lutheran people. The records give no date of this transaction and the aged people only conjecture. The two congregations continued to worship in this old stone stucture until about thirty-one or thirty-two years ago when under the pastorate of Rev. F. Wise, Reformed and Rev., Lutheran, the present building was erected. The pastors have been, Revs. Wise, Diefenderfer, Kline, A. K., Snyder, A. C, Keifer, Lefever, and the present incumbent, Rev. Showers. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, ( Near Blanco, Pa.) The membership has varied from time to time, some times falling to seventy-five and again reaching one hundred and fifty, but never much more than that. The Lutheran com regation has usually been smaller than the Reformed. In the beginning of the present pastorate a movement was inaugurated by the Lutheran element, to either buy out the Reformed or sell their share. The result of this was that the Reformed, by purchase of the remaining part, became exclusive owners the 1st day of January 1894. The Lutherans then set to work to erect a new house of worship a short distance away, which seemed for a while to animate the Reformed to do likewise. At present they are undecided whether to repair the old building or to erect a new one. Mo-t likely it will be the former. ST. PAUL'S It is very difficult to obtain correct historical data of some of our congregations, for the reason that often no records or very meager ones were kept, and because of frequent vacancies in the pastorate and reconstructions. As early as 1865, Rev....show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537971
  • 9781236537973