Church Dedicated at Marinette, Wis.

Daily Eagle

Sunday (March 4) was a day of rejoicing for the members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Marinette. They viewed with heartfelt joy the completion of their crowning effort in Marinette. The new home of Christian Science was dedicated and thrown open to the public. Several thousand residents of this city and many from abroad helped the Christian Science Church to celebrate the important event.

Three services were held. At each the seating capacity of the new edifice was tested. There was nothing pretentious about the dedication. A pleasing choral programme, the address of welcome and the usual reading of the Scriptures with correlative passages from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy, constituted the services. But there was an all-pervading atmosphere of harmony in everything that occurred. The beautiful church, the kindly reception accorded every one, and the simple service made it an occasion that impressed all with the tenderness and the unselfish love of the religion to which the church is consecrated.

And what a marvel of quiet beauty is the new edifice. Built in the Greek-Roman style of architecture it is an edifice that attracts extraordinary notice. But the interior is where the impression is most delightful. There is something exquisite about the decorations and trimmings; the coloring is charming, the massive oak pillars and strips, their Corinthian top pieces, the ornate panel work in the walls, and the handsome pipe organ all seem to harmonize. It is without a doubt one of the prettiest edifices, as far as interior is concerned, on the river. The aisles are broad and the pews spacious and comfortable. In every detail it is a church of which the Scientists may well be proud. The only decorations Sunday were smilax and potted plants, roses and tulips. The church furniture is of oak with green plush backs and seats.

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