Among the Churches

The dedication exercises of the new church edifice at the corner of Ninth and North Streets of First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Logansport, occurred yesterday (Sunday, March 3) at 10.30 a.m. They were very impressive because of their earnest, quiet, unostentatious simplicity. The cozy appearance of the church outside is far outdone by the taste of adornment on the inside. The light streaming through amber and brown opal chipped glass windows and being reflected by a harmonious selection of white painted woodwork and tinted plastico walls, produced a most beautifully soft and mellow effect. Added to this, was a liberal display of potted plants and cut flowers. The pulpit was surrounded by a tasty arrangement of roses, carnations, calla lilies, and palms. It was a beautiful scene long to be remembered by those who were present.

After some excellent music by the choir, Scripture reading, and prayer service, the chief address was delievered by the First Reader, who read a most excellent paper. With well chosen words, she showed what Christian Science has to offer to the world. Among other things she said:—

"God is Substance, Truth, Love, and Power. He is the source whence comes all goodness; all the blessings, spiritual, intellectual, and physical. The doctrine of Christian Science is the teaching of Christ. We are to follow his example of going about in a humble way healing the sick, comforting the afflicted, and lifting up the downtrodden and oppressed. God is Love. He is ever ready to help us if we will only ask Him, trust in Him, and get ourselves in a right attitude toward Him. This new religion is the old religion of the days of Christ. One of the chief reasons why Christian Science flourishes is because of its healing power. The teachings of Jesus Christ as represented in Christian Science will improve mankind, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Christian Science is a practical religion. It makes the individual better. It lifts him to a higher plane. Seek to learn the Truth and the Truth will be made plain."

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Teaching a Young Lark
March 21, 1901

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