June 4, 1891

June 4, 1891

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1891 NO.23

This Presbytery held its spring meeting in the Presbyterian Church, Southampton, N.Y. on April 21st and 22nd. Rev. James M. Denton, of Yaphank, was elected Moderator. The sermon of the retiring Moderator, The Rev. John D. Stoke, was preached on Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday evening there was a symposium on "Temperance" conducted by all the members of the Presbytery. On Wednesday evening there were six short addresses on "
Today's dangers of the church".

Rev. E. C. Lawrence was received from the Presbytery of Utica. Mr. Daniel Overton was licensed to preach the gospel. He with Mr. Nelson B. Chester were ordained as evangelists.

The overture as to the method of changing the Standards was answered in the affirmative. Both parts of the overture on the Deaconesses in the negative.

The Presbytery overtured the Assembly to send down to the Presbyteries an overture so that the constitution of the church would authorize the session to appoint godly women to engage in Christian work.

Favorable reports were mad from the church.

The next fall meeting of the Presbytery will be held at Yaphank on September 11th.

On Saturday morning, April 18, Miss Sophia Homan, one of the oldest persons living in Yaphank passed away. She had reached the advanced age of 83 years, and has been confined to her home for the past 40 years. She was patient and uncomplaining in all her sufferings. She had a calm trust in her Savior, and when the hour of her departure came, she fell asleep in Jesus. Her funeral was on April 20th.

Miss Jerusha Hurtin died at Middle Island on April 17th.

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