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Daniel W» Miller
M. ?« Brackbill
April 1, 1942 ___ E. M. S.
"For even the Son of man came not to be
ministered unto, but to minister, and to give
His life a ransom for many."
May each cr.o of you have a most pleasant
Easter vacation. It was quite a stretch from
Christmas to Easter, but now we look back and say
"how time flow."' The last stretch is coming
up. So return from vacation with renewed pep,
vim, and vigor* ***
Gospel Team Itinerary
Tuesday eve. Mar. 31, New Wilmington, Pa *
Wednesday eve. Apr. 1, Hudaon, Ohio
Thursday eve. Apr. 2, Pigeon, Mich.
Friday eve. Apr. 3, Midland, Mich.
Saturday eve. Apr. 4, Arohbold, Ohio
Sunday morning Apr. 5, Elida, Ohio
" eve. " ", Plain City, Ohio
Monday eve. Apr. 6, Wooster, Ohio
Tuesday eve. Apr. 7, Wadsworth, Ohio
Wednesday evo. Apr, 8, North Lizna Ohio
Your prayers in behalf of these meetings
Easier Time is almost hero again. Just the
very word brings a hoat of precious thoughts to
my mind— fragrant white lilies, triumphant songs,
joy and happiness in our risen Saviour. The
empty tomb is the glorious reply of Christ to
death and sin. He has conquered them— He lives.
So with joy we celebrate this triumph of triumphs
on Easter Day. -^-Lehman
Vol. Ill No. 26
In yo'ur early childhood you may have thought
that Eaater was a grand time, as grandma, grandpa,
and many other frienda heaped upon you
baskets of Easter candy, bunnies, eggs, and my,
what notI It was a time of actually being able
to eat more than one or two pieces of candy.
Your mother thought it wouldn't hurt you for ones«
Then when you were a little older you remember
that your parents told you of the crucifixion of
Joaue. How dreadful you thought that was I You
were glad that Christ became alive again,
although you didn’t understand it. At this age
the idea of getting many sweets still occupied
a large place in your mind.
Now you are still increasing in age. What
is predominant in your mind when Easter is mentioned?
What does the risen Lord mean to you?
May this Easter season truly bring great joy
and peace to your hearts, as you meditate upon
tho greatness of God as shown to ug through the
The staff regrets the error appearing in the
article "By tho Fireside.” "You must certainly
know (if you have an intelligence of high school
level) that this is necessary if you a child of
twelve can sense that.” This should have read,
"You must certainly know (if you have an
intelligence of high sohool level) that this is
necessary. A child of twelve can sense that.
— Editors * Soriblerus-r^dnesday *
Books due between April 2, and April 7 may
be kept ur.til April?-without paying tie fins»
However, if-you have finished using them, please
bring them in before you leave on Thursday®
Thank you with a wish that all of you who go
will have a nice vacation and that all of you
who stay do too»
WEST VIRGINIA GOSPEL TEAM
We left shortly before dawn Sunday morning
not knowing what kind of weather we should encounter
before reaohing Roaring, West Virginia#
The sun shone late in the afternoon and we saw
the moonlight last night on the West Virginia
The team,composed of Naomi Weber, Naomi
Graybill, Martha Vert, Homer Mumflw, George
Miller, and Luke Shank^ gave three programs in
tho Roaring section. We needed to drive though
about one mile of real mud to reach Carr's
schoolhouse where we gave our first program*
The afternoon, program at Brushy Run we. a not
as well attended as at Roaring in the evening,
but the attention was just as good. Our program
at Roaring Church preceded an evangelistic
sermon by Otis Snead who is holding meetings
there at the present time.
We appreciated the privilege of testifying
for Christ in this way and were glad to loarn
more about the work there»
Other things that added much to our enjoyment
of the day were tho beautiful waterfall
near Brushy Run Churoh, the various rook forma-tione,
visit.*! to several hom©3, a climb up the
mountain* and the royal hospitality shown the
group by the Hartalers.
— Martha Wert
Brother Hostetter certainly showed the
High Sohool and High Sohool Bible Juniors an
enjoyable evening at his hone.- The class was
divided into two groups0 The first group went
on Saturday, March El, and the second on Saturday,
Roll Call was answered by giving the name
of an animal which began with the last letter
of the aniinal named before you. Muaio furnished
by Brother Hostetter and hia daughters was
very much enjoyedo
"The Organ Grinder Man” and “Congress" were
the two most exciting games that were played.,
We certainly showed our ignorance in a "Flower
Quis" and some questions about the things we
see everyday at E.M.S.-for example the number
of benches in the chapel* 'We also tested our
memories by trying to write down a list of
articles from the "kitchen shower" that wera
shown to us & few minutes beforeo
Then we each received a tray full of good
things to eato ThJLs tray was iater replaced
by another v/hioh held more vary delicious
food. We scan had to leave because the clock
insisted. We hope Brother Hostetter enjoyed
having us, because we enjoyed very much being
— Ruth Weber
We are going home within a few days. What
a joyous anticipation4 Why so much excitement
about it? Haven't we been communicating with
the home folks all along? Might it be because
there we have those whose love, sympathies, and
oonoera have been for our welfare even before
we can remember. No other means of communication
can compare with the satisfaction of being in
tho presence of those whom so many of tho experiences
of our lives center. We are a part of thami
We are going Home soma day to remain forever
with the One who made possible these eartKIjT^oys
by Kia euprsme act of Love I nFive bleeding
wounds he beers" that you and I might go free.
"Over sin and death victorious that we may victors
be." What blessedness to be in the presence
of suoh a lover of mankind. Our prayer coinmunl-aations
will be turned to praiuel We shall see
Him face to faoel ,
"If ye than be risen with Christ, seek those
things •'.t'hioh are above."
— Sara Rush
Would you like to have a pack when you go home
at Easter? You could throw them to pedestrians
as you pass them on the highways.
The bombb I am speaking of are not the destructive
kind the air-raid warden told us about.
They are rather like Tom Swift's time-bomb whioh,
when it exploded, eoatterod aead corn, thus planting
a whole field.
We cannot hope to plant the whole field,
which according to the parable of the sower is
the world, but we can scatter the seed/’tho Word
of God" over a large area.
Besides tracts rolled in cellophane we have
some traoto in cellophane envelopes and also
back numbers of "The Way" and "f. C. C." for
you to throw out.
There will be sheets placed on the seaond
and third floor bulletin boards where the drivers
will please write their name, destination,and
the routes traveled.
— Jo Wold on Martin
WINDY /X-HALL WEATHER
On Friday evening the X-hall was the scene of
a well-played, hard-fought battle between the
Armerians and the Smithsoniana. At the beginning
of the game the score was pretty even, but during
the second quarter the Armerians really turned on
While the boys were resting between halves a
few faithful Smithsonian girls served their team
with lemons and the "manager" supplied the boya
with towelso I'm sure*TFie"Toys appreciated it* The final score was 39-11 in favor of the Armer
rians. Fine sportsmanship shown! Good workS
— Colleen Barton
At last Jo s u b speaks to two men who undor"*
All Hio lifo from babyhood Ha wati a cystery
and conundrum to ovary one. Ho ono understood
At twelve Jesua w e a surprised that His mother
did not aeem to serine Hia purpose, His object
in lifes "Wist thou not tint I must be
about my Father’s business?"
At maturity Hia simplest utterances astonished
ttis crowds, statements so naive, ao easy
and natural, so unpretentious, ao self-evident
and forgone from the very placidity of the
remarks, made people stare dumbfounded* "What
does He moans We 'shall not find' Him? Is
someone going to kidnap Him7"
And Jesus was aroased at the uncomprehending
blindness of even the leaders themselves when
ho talked about the moot elemental of religion’s
verities. "And are you a ruler in Israel and
yet you do not know? You bfsliove you will live
again, but are astonished at the thought of
being born again tool"
And the disciples found their master becoming
a greater and greater enigmas "What does
He mean, that ’little while,’ we do not understand
His word a
Ko one understood Him*
At last, two men oome baok, men who long
centuries before marvelled at the aseinins stupidity
of their countrymen, men to whom God epoke
in dread manifestations of nature, and yet men
who sensed great zayeterieo, but now fresh from
the immortal realms with clear perspectives of
redemption they oome to relieve the tedium of
Christ’s mission to the spiritually blind and
deaf. They understand Him!
— M. T. Braokbill
THE EMPTY TOMB
(Continued from last week)
The empty tomb! Think for a moment of its
meaning. Empty! Praise God!
Mary of Magdala wept when she saw that her
Lord vsas no longer in the tomb. Ho had done
much for her, and she appreciated it from the
depth of her heart. But someone had stolen Hia
body, and she did not know where they had laid
it. Her heart wae troubled, but in a moment her
sorrow was oharged to rejoicing— for there stood
Jeeus by hor side. Ah, gladly did ehe give up
the empty tomb for a risen Master!
What if Jesus had not oonquered death, hell,
and the grave? What if He had remained in the
tomb? Then, for mankind there would be no
resurrection, no new lifo. Earth would indeed
be a dreary place.
But why dwell on so gloomy a thought? Christ
HAS risen! Thore are no "if’s" or "but*sn because
He HAS rioon, and the tomb IS empty!
Because Ho arose from the grave He was able
to return to the Father, and thore prepare mansions
of glory for ua to inhabit throughout
eternity. Not only that, but He la alto at the
Father's right hand interceding for us. Furthermore,
we have the Holy Spirit to guide us in
This is the Easter season. As we think of
our Lord’s resurrection, let us praise God for—
THE EMPTY TCSJB!
— J. Lester Brubaker
Onoe J. was ,a sinner
Far from the path did stray
I sought the earthly pleasures
In this world of oura today.
I want in for the movies
The dance halls wore my homo
The skating rinks ware helping
To ruin and make me roam.
And all the time I knew of Jesus
How He suffered on the oroes
Just for me a worthless sinner
Who waa desolate and lost.
One night in the meeting
I began to realise
All the sufferings of Jesus
Who is now above the skies.
So I humbly aekod forgiveness
To relieve me of my sin
Down on my knees I spoke to Jesus
And joyfully the Lord came in.
He relieved me of my burden
Cleansed me from my sin and stain
And I'll always love the Saviour
Praise his blessed holy name.
CHANGE IN EDITORIAL CREWS
We now have a now editor for the Journal, and
new associates for both the Journal and the
Weather Vane. The editor of the Weather Vane
continues at M s post. The rest of the staffs
also continue to the end of this school year.
The new associates become member® of the
Soriblerus Sooiety and the outgoing editor and
associates oontinuo their membership.
The past year was oortainly one of efficient
service all around. There was a fin® spirit of
oooporation. There was promptness and regularity,
both of which are ultra-neoessary in journallorn.
But there was quality In the product which has
brought commendation from various sources.
One thing that pleased mei and always pleases
me, ii the pleasant and oongenial spirit on the
part of every one. What little oritioism there
rrae waa cordially'received.
It is not a little credit to o\ar school that
you have taken these little papers in hand and
successfully carried them on in good form and tradition. I am confident that changes in our crews we can^'so n einw psoprittse aosf wtehlels e as old with as smooth sailing® — M. T. Braokbill
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