Corner-Stone Laying

St. Joseph (Mo.) Gazette

Two o'clock yesterday afternoon, was the occasion of the laying of the corner-stone of the beautiful temple now being erected at the corner of Twelfth and Felix Streets. This was attended by a large concourse of people not only of Scientists, but of all classes. The service as conducted by Mr. C. M. Howe, was very simple, consisting of singing hymn 170, "How Firm a Foundation," from the Christian Science hymnal, and reading from Psalms 125 and 126, also Matthew 21 : 42, then from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by Mary Baker Eddy, page 136 to bottom of next page, followed by silent prayer, with audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer, and reading from "Miscellaneous Writings," part of an address by Mrs. Eddy at the laying of the corner-stone of the Mother Church in Boston; this was followed by a short address by Mr. Howe, closing with hymn 81 in the Christian Science hymnal. Delegates were present from Kansas City, Maryville, Savannah, Bolckow, Darlington, Osborne, Cameron, Parnell, Washington, Seneca, Hastings, Creston, Waverly, and other places.St. Joseph (Mo.) Gazette, June 13, 1899.

The corner-stone is of Concord granite and bears the inscription, "Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone."

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