A Summer Service

Lake Minnetonka, Minn.

Dear Sentinel: —Here at our summer home we are in the midst of a thickly settled country of small farms and market gardens, and three miles from the churches in the village of Excelsior. During the eighteen summers we have spent among them, our neighbors have become friends, and occasionally an afternoon Sunday service has been held in the open air. We felt the need of a Sunday service in the neighborhood, but the interest was not sufficient to establish anything permanent. Two years ago this spring, having had the help of the Christian Science service since the organization, the January before, of Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Minneapolis, Minn., my daughter and I decided to read the lessons in the Christian Science Quarterly every Sunday morning, at home. Some one suggested inviting the neighbors and we did so. The third woman to whom I went, was not a Christian Scientist, but asked me most earnestly to have the service in the school-house, saying she would herself obtain permission from the trustees to use the schoolhouse for the purpose.

The Carol of the Rain
July 20, 1899

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