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Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; Hioa aud the ark of tliy au.ujgth. Ut thy prifsls be
cMhi'd with righteousness; ;iud let tliy saints shout fur joy.-Psahu ixxxii., 8, 9.



ROBERTS PARK



Methodist Episcopal Church,



HISTORICAL SKETCH



DEDICATORY EXERCISES.



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Serve the Lord with ^il.idii..ss; come before hi;, presence witli .sinking.

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we arc liis people, an<l the sheep of Ids pasture.

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ful unto him ami bh;»s bis name.— 7'.>i//"i (■■ - !•



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ROHI'.RTS TARK



Methodist Episcopal Church,



DEDICATION, AUGUST 27, 1876.



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SUND.W, AUGl'Sr 27111.

9:00 A. M. — (icntial ClaSi.
10:30 A. M. — 1 )ciiicatioii Sermon,

iJlbHOI' MAITUEW SlMl'-SON.

i:oo f. M. — Siitulay-schocil Services.
8:00 i'. .M.— Sermon,

Rl£V. J. 1'. Nl'.WMA.N, J».l).

MONDAY, AUGUST 28x11.

S:oo 1'. M. — Reunion ot" fuinicr I'.uslors, iiiui Love I'east.
Rkv. Im'.rnanho (_'. Kui.i.iDW, D.U., Cou'luclor.



'• tiivL- uiiH) llic l.oia lla' gloi) diK' iiiilo liis nan

Id- r.ilUl.s."— /'.l((/»< J,''/, 8.



IJrini; an olleriiig, and come inl.



M E M B K K S



Roberts Park Quarterly Conference.



Rev. Fernando C. Hollidav, D.D., Elder.
Rev. UiLiiLCRT De La Matyk, 13. D., Pastor.



LOCAL PREACHERS.



James King, John B. Abbelt,

J. D. Crouch, 1. ]!. Hetinger.



S'LE WARDS.



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Isaac N. l^hipps, John M. Olcott,

Sam'l Beck, Edward M. \Vihninglon, \ \

John W. Tutewiler. James C. Wheat,

John \V. Adams, \Vinrield S. Lynn,

John A. Wilkens. Omer 'i ousey.

William Love, f i

LEADERS.

T. ('.. Alford, No. i Class. Frederick Baggs, No. 6 Class. |

Henry Tutewiler, ''2 " Jas. W. Harper, •' ^ " 4

(leorge Tuusey, " ; " Thos. O. Hall, " S " *

Lawson Abbelt, "4 " Win. M. H. Hall, "9 "

David Hazzard, "' 5 " [

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J'RUSTEES. (

Frederick Baggs, George 'i'ousey, f

John W. Ray, Albert (L Porter, '

Will. 11. Craft, Edward C. Cornelius, ?

I -aw son AbbeU, George W. Parker.
Joseph F. Wiiigale,

SCNDAV-^CIIOOL SI ITJUNTENDENT. "^

b.im W. Kav.



Members of Roberts Park Quarterly Conferenee.



SUNDAY-SCHOOL UOARD.

Rev. GiLHKKT ])e La Matyr, 1). D., Pastor.

|u}iN W. Ray, Superintendent.

William L. Hkiskell, | ,, • . . o * j .

., .y 1^ T 1 Assistant bui)erintenaents.

Mrs. Nancy k. Igoe, j '

Joseph W. Beck, Secretary.

Edward Ij. Jenkins, Treasurer.

Samuel B. MoFEirr, I , •,

,, T TT J^ibrariaiis.

I'RANK L. Here 111, \

^ teachers.

Henry 'I'litewiler, Mrs. Anna C Baggs,

Frederick J5aggs, '' 1 ,iu y Wingate,

l.eonidas M. J^hipps, •' Sarah C. llealh,

Thomas Q. Hall, '' l.uii. J. SutTren,

Robert N. Rainb, " lunina lllanchard,

.William H. Miles, " John R. Marut,

Corydon A. Pleath, " Kate Phipps,

H. B. McCame, '• Helena Harper,

James \V. Harper, '' JvebeccaJ. Chambers,

David Ha/./.ard, '• Martha Thompson,

Prank P. S[jahr, " Sarah J. Eddy,

J. Pi\ iiigston Thompson, Miss .M.ihala Keister,

Win. M. D. Hall, '• Mary Baggs,

" Chi])[jie Spotts.

SUNDAY-SCHOOL COMMITTEE.

; Andrew IJrouse, Mrs. Pouisa Adams,

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t John A. Riley, Miss Maggie Kimball,

B. S. Chambers, " Annie Williams,

G. L. Mathews, '• Edith McCiine.

Joseph W. Beck,

SUPERNUMERARY 'JlC.'VC II ERS.

Isaac N. Phipps, Mrs. Mary C. Podge.

William H. Craft,

Mrs. Anna C. Baogs, Simduy-school Ora^iinist.
William P. HEisKr:i.i,, Chorister.



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The Old Bell.



^I'liFRf; lives in eacli



A beautiful Sjiiiit, that laughs ami sing^,

When the good bell rings
Merrily.

But solis and sighs,
;\nil Irouhlcs the an, wuli il.s niourulul cries

When the hell ring-, chxaiily.
If 50, the Sjirite in the ancient hell,

Wliose Voice rose and Icll
To-day, in llie paths of a/me air,
Calling our feet to tlie Ih-use of I'layer,

Has a ^tory lo tell.

Long ago —
This city wa-. only a village then —
A pioneer band of (lod-loving men
Brought it, with blessing, thanksgiving and prayer,
To its whilom home.
The sky-pointing dunn
Of a Chapel, their hands iiad huill there.

And, for twenty long ye.ns,
Through seasons of joy and seasons til tears —
In war and peace, thiougli i)looni and blight,
In evening gloom, in inoinmg light,
it faithfully called the young and ihe old
To the gates of p.eace — to the Savior's fold.
.■Vnd many a soul, that wnisliiped there.

When till.- days uf those year, wmv going,
Is Worshiping, now, where the land is laii,
.\nd the rivei ol l.iU- is ilouiii -.



Roberts Park M. E. Chunk.



Do Ihcy btill hear the hell,
When its deep toiieb swell,
As they lean from the walls (jf heaven,
And join in the service ol prayer and praise,
They loved so well, in the deai old tlays.
When (uid spake their sins loij^iven?
Do I hey hear, hy the thrcjiic
or the holiest (jhu,
The refrain of the soii^s we are singing,
Ami eonie, when we meet,
\Vith theii noiseless feet,
Salvation to sinners hiingnig?
Aye, surely, they come, when the lost return
Ke[)eating the wondrous sl^ry

C)l tlie Lamli that was slain,
\'et liveth again —
|jut our human eyes can not discern
The children of Light and t.jlory.

The fathers and mothers will meet no more.

In the C^hapel they Luilded long ago,

When their hands were weak, their iiuniheis few,

And tlieir trials sore,
'i'hey did, with their miglit, wh.it Ihey found to d<.

Ill the vineyaid ol God helov, ;
And, tlieir faith anil prayers and lahurs of love
An wiillen in auhivcs kepi ahose,

1 oie\'er and i'\ enuoie.
And sonieluue dulled heyond the bar,
Wlieie the Patriarch and Apostles are,

In the light of (J(Krs love, forever —
And some still wander along the shore,
Awaiting the stroke of a viewless oar
To bear them over the river.

What memories cling to llie di..ir old bell —
( )f li)gciiie joys and vanished youlh —
01' slieiiglh ,111.1 beauty, love and truth,
And tail- hopes crosl —
t,)f frienilship cherished long and well —

( )l dear ones losi.
And some rehienibei an v:veniug mild.

When roses ciowned the brow ol |une,
And tiie sweet wind run, like a pl,i)ful ehild
Singing a low, s-,s-eet lune.



The Old J^cll.



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When tlie faithful clock, in tlie bclfjy tuwci',
I'uiutcil its hand to a certain hour,

Anil the good bell runy,

Willi its iron tongue,
A peal as gay a:, a truuliadour's lay —
A jubilant peal lor a wedding day.

Tlie initle was young, and the bride was fair;
Never a iiatc ot grief or care
llad diniuicd the beauty, or marred tlie grace
<_•( her girlisli foiiii and gentle lace.
Antl thougli, for a nionieiit, her eyes giew dim
NVlth tender te.irs, half joy, half sorrow,
Ijorn of tlie thought tliat even to-liiorrow
'file life of her giilhoud would be all o'er,
And the lionie of her childhood hers no more,
She turned to him,
Her chosen guide.
With a woman's love and a woniaivs puiLle,
Freely forsaking all beside.

'I'he \vords were said — the rite was done,
And the twain were one,
'I'o ualk through lile in slunn and sun.



The years went by with an even tread,

Over the living and over tlie dead —

And ilic world went round, with itb joy and pain ;

And the old bell ning, liuni iu towei .U'aiii,

Solemn and slow,

1 )eep and low ,
Keeping time to the woe of hearts that bled.
With woLuided h)ve, for their saiiiled de.id.

And the silent form, \silh the cu!d wliile face
lleautiful, still, in ils Wuiiuuil) giace,
And the small haniL, crossed, on the pulseless breast,
Was all that remained of the \.m, )oung bride,

Who had gone to hci ie-,1.
She had li\'ed and suffered, loved ami died.

As the Lord ihoughl be-,t.
And the bell that iiealed, so glad and gay.
The beautiful hopes of her briil.d d.iy,

MuuriduUy tolled, rolled, tolle.l,

A-, they bore her awuy.
To her long, last .deep, in the silent mould.



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AV/v/'A- Park Al A'. C/airr/i.



Rin^j on, old bell, in the light, in the dark,
And gather the weak and the tempted in,
From the gales of death, from the ])alhs of bin, !•',

To the Ijeautifui courts of Roljcitb Park.
Ring out, when tlie morning sun is high.

Ring on, when the evening .stajs aie set,
Lest men, in this busy world, forget
There is an appointed lime to die.

Ring out, where the weary tdil —

Where Sorrow and pain are rife.
In tlie dealeiiiug din, and ceasclebs moil
Of the Ijaltle of life.
[•"or lie, who opened the eyes uf the blind,
And reason restored tcj the ruined mind
Of the evil possessetl —
W'lio made the maimed and distorteil whole,
Anil raised the dead,
h'rom their lowly bed,
Has [JT'imised to blc^s the Cuntiiie soul,
And to giv^- the wcaiy rest.

Sarah T. Hoi.Tmn.



HISTORY



,|ij|rNDiANAPOLis STATION, having- about six hundred mem-
-ll| bers, was divided by the Indiana Conference, Bishop
♦ Roberts presiding, at the session held at Connersville,
October 19, 1842.

The hne was first Pennsylvania street, afterwards Merid-
ian street, dividing the station into luistern and Western
charges, equahzing the numbers by adding to the h^cj^stern
charge about sixty members from the circuit northwest of
the city.

Rev. John S. Hayless was appointed to tlie Eastern
cliaige October 19, 1842, Me announced that he had
come to preach, and he would do so if he hatl to use the
market house, no church building having been provided.
This brave speech brought many to join so valiant a leader,
and the first year the membership was three hundred. The
old court house was used for Sabbath services, and the
social meetings were held at private residences.

Tlie first Quarterly Conference was held at the residence
of John Wilkens, December 24, i8.(2, James Havens Pre-
siding Elder, with the following official members continued
from the Old Church : Stewards — John Wilkens, Lsaac N.
I'hipps, William Smith, Aaron Johnson, and John 13.
Thorpe; Class- Leaders — John VV. h'(nidray, Henry Tute-
wiler, and James Kiltleman. In atldilion, Isaac Newkirk



Roberts Park M. I'.. Church.



and Samuel Goldsberry were appointed Stewards, and
Joshua Black and Willis W. Wrii^^ht appointed Leaders.
Trustees elected — Sanriuel Beck, Andrew Brouse, Henry
lirown, Samuel (joldsberry, and John F. Hill.

In compliance with the' action of the meeting, the trus-
tees purchased the lot on the northeast corner of Pennsyl-
vania and Market streets, at a cost of ,$1,300, afid, in the
spring of 1843, the building was commenced, the corner-
stone being laid by Dr. Matthew Simpson.^then President | |
of Indiana Asbury University. During that year the
basement was completed, and, at the close of the first con-
ference year, the name was changed to " Ivoberts Chapel," in
honor of liishop Roberts. The Pastor's first report showed
three hundred and twenty-two members, two hundred and
six scholars in the Sunday-school, five hundred volumes in
the l^ibrary, and Calvin J'letcher, Sunday-school Superin-
tendent.



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At the Conference of 1843 Roberts Chapel was placed in

a district nnder charge of Joseijh Marsee, Presiding Elder. ! ?

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In iS4._| the Church building was inclosed, late in the \s

fall, the inside work carried on during the winter, and |j

the basement finished and occupied early in the spring of fj

1845- ' I

This year another change was made by dividing the State 1 '■

into two Conferences, and Robert.-, Chapel placed in the 1;

North Indiana Conference, John P. Smith, Pastor. \

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In the summer of 1846 the entire Church was completed. [1

The basement was divided into a Sunda)'-school, or lecture- |

room, and two class-rooms. The upper, or audience-room, \

would seat about iivc hundred persons, having a gallery \

across the north emi. 'Phe building cost about $7,000, and \

wa.^ built by the united efforts ol every member, both rich .r'



History. 1 3



and poor — mostly poor persons. The subscriptions were
tal-cen in materials, work, goods, tailorin<^^, scrip and cash —
in small quantities. As an evidence of how united the
workers were, the subscriptions were: One, $900.00; one,
^640.00; four, $200.00; seven, $150.00; five, $100.00;
eighteen, $50.00; two hundred and fifty-five, from $1.00
to $25.00, the last number giving about half of the entire
subscri[)tion. Among the most ardent workers were the
women of the Church with their sewing-societies, fairs and
festivals. Andrew Brouse and Samuel ( ioldsberry super-
intended the building.

The Church was dedicated August, 1 846, by Dr. Matthew
.Simi)Son, President of Indiana Asbury University.

In 1848 the bell was placed on the Church, where it
remained until the sale to Judge Martindale, when it was
transferred to the new site, anil is now in the tower of the
new Church.

In 1848 members of this Church started a Sabbath-school
in the Madison Railroad i)e[)ot. November 17, i84(j, this
grew into and was organized as the " Depot Mission," after-
wards "Asbury (Jhapel," now "Fletcher Place Church."

In 1849 there were four hundred and seven members of
the Church, fifteen classes, well attended; and, it is said by
the older members, that there was not a member wlio did
not attend class; three hundred and thirty-nine rSunday-
school scholars, who read, during" the last cpiarter of the
year, 28,1 16 chapters in tlie Bible. Many reported having
read the Hible through.

In 1853 the "Town-Clock" was placed in the tower,
where it remained until the Church was torn down.

This year a Sunday-school was organized at Pro. J. W.
Dorsey's, under the dirjjtion of Roberts Chapel Ouarterl)'



14 Roberts Fark M. E. Chunk.



Conference, which developed into "North Street," now
" Trinity," Church.

In 1855 a brick parsonage was erected in the rear of the
Church on Pennsylvania street, costing $2,500.

In 1 S57 the Annual Conference changed its time of meet-
ing from fall to spring, making the Conference year, this
time, only a six months' term.

In 1859 farewell services were held on the departure of
Rev. Joseph R. Downey, who was licensed to preach in
1857, and now went as a Missionary to India, where he
died after arduous and faithful service.

In i860 the Ames Institute was organized by the young
men of the Methodist Church in the city, and occupied
- rooms in Roberts Chapel until it was torn down, (ireat
good was accomplished by this association. It entered the
mission field, and, in three years, organized five Sunday-
schools, which developed into two Presbyterian Churches,
viz: " Indianola " and " Ninth ;" two I\Iethodist (.'lunches,
"Third Street" and "Ames," and one school still continues
as " PJast Indianapolis."

August 26, 1867, the Quarterly Conference appointed
John A. Wilkens to take charge of the Sunday-school on
East Washington street, which had been started by the
Young Men's Christian Association in Spiegel & Thorns'-
chair factory. The school was moved to Wright's Hall,
and, in the fall of 1S68, was formed into "Grace M. K.
Church," composed of one hundred and five members and
ten probationers, to whom letters were given from Roberts
Chapel, including the iollowing official members: Joshua
M. W. Langsdale, William Moffitt, William H. McLaugh-'
lin, Charles R. Phipps, James PoUinger, and Arthur P.
Wru'lit.



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In 1868 the Old Church grounds and building were sold
to Hon. Elisha B. Martindale for ^40,000, reserving the
pulpit, bell and seats. Ihe last service was held in the
Church July 5, 1868. During the week several meetings
were held, in which many pleasing reminiscences were
brought out, of which the following are noted :

Roberts Chapel ! h^amed for extensive revivals, exerting
a remarkable influence in the Church and over society.

Energetic in forming new and substantial Churches, viz:
"Asbury," now " J'^letcher Place;" " North Street," now
" Trinity," and " Grace M. \\. Church," beside giving aid and
support to several missions.

No Church trials of its members; the records show:
"Complaints, none;" "appeals, none."

During this quarter of a century many were the pleasant
and hallowed associations of the membership in the class-
meetings, which were held, almost exclusively, at private
residences of honored and beloved members, viz: Henry
Tutewiler, Andrew J^rousc, l{liza Richmond, John Wilkens,
Samuel Beck, David Williams, Maria Kinder, and Andre ,v
Smith.

When the building was sold, the First J3aptist, Wesley
Chapel and Trinity offered the use of their Churches to the
now homeless congregation. The Trustees were ordered
to purchase the lot corner of Vermont and Delaware street,
and procure plans for a new house of worship.

The weekly meetings were, for a time, held at Wesley
Chapel, and Sabbath services at Morrison's Opera Hall,
kindly tendered free of rent. This not proving convenient,
the Frustees built a "Tabernacle" on the new site in thirty
(kiys tVoni the time of giving up the old house, which seated



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about five hundred, cost $1,785, and was dedicated August
9, 1868, by Dr. Thomas J^owrnan, tlien President of Indiana
Asbury University.

By Change of Conference boundaries, Roberts Chapel
was transferred to the South East Indiana Conference, caus-
ing another six months' Conference term.

During tlie fall of 1869 the foundation of the new build-
ing was constructed.

In May, 1870, the name was changed from Roberts
Chapel to Roberts Park Methodist ]\piscopal Church.

On May 14, 1870, the corner-stone was laid. Prayer by
Rev^ R. D. Robinson, Presiding Elder; liistory of the
Church, by Hon. Albert G. Porter, and address by Rev.
F. C. HoUiday, pastor. The articles deposited in the cor-
ner-stone were those taken from tlie corner-stone of the
old building, to which others were added. Work was
pressed so that the basement was covered by a temporary
roof, and the inside com[)letetl.

On December 25, 1870, this part was dedicated for
Sunday-school purposes, by most appropriate exercises, in
which the members of the school took most prominence.
The sacrament was administered, followed by recitations,
and decorating a rustic cross bearing the inscription,
"Only Jesus." A mobt affecting incident being the mem-
bers of the class of blind scholars bringing boquets of I I
flowers to place in the shield on the cross, and reciting a I i
short ode written by Granville ]\I Ballard, Iisq. f *

Judson R. Osgood and Dr. Tlieophilus Parvin addressed 'f '

the scholars. 'I •

Service was held this day, beginning with general class 1 \

meeting at 9 a. hi., rnul usual service following. | f



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In 1873 the work of erecting the- second story was be-
gun and the building enclosed that fall.

In I87S the plastering was done, and contracts made for
the carpenter work, which progressed until the pan.ters.
pew buddcrs and upholsterers have now con.pleted the
building, ready to be occupied for the worship of (.od and
elevation of humanity.

No serions accident has occurred during the construc-
tion of this edifice, a description of which is here pre-
sented.

DESCRIPTION.

Roi'FKTS Park M. P:. Ciujkch, situated in the center
of a lot one hundred and ninety-five by two hundred
and one feet, on the corner of Delaware and Vermont
streets is built of cut stone from the Elletsville quar-
ries and presents an exterior of simple grandeur not
often found in modern church buildings. The style of
architecture adopted approaches the Romanesque, but is
treated freely with essential modern feeling. The dimen-
sions are about n8 by .23 leet, with a tower 21 feet square
projecting from the .southwest corner. The upper part ol
the towei- and spire are not yet built. It is designed to
be built likewise of cut stone, so that the entire exterior c,t
_ the church bmlding will show the same material.

The depth of the massive foundation walls allows room
for a cellar imder the entire building, lor the use of the
steam heating apparatus, etc. \ he tu-.t, or basement story.
„> feet high, contains the Sunday-school and class-i-ooms.
The auditorium, on the principal lloor. is 02 by 84 leet,
■ and 34 feet high, with galleries all around the room,
sweeping down to the singers' platform in front ol the
o,..an The auditorium, including the galleries, will con-



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Roberts I'ark M. E. Cliunh.



veniently seat about I,100 persons. The interior wood-
work is of black walnut, and the heavily paneled ceiling
in the auditorium is tlecorated with fresco painting, in a
neat, appropriate manner.

THE ORuAN

Is a beautiftil and grand instrument of sixty stops, three
manuals and thirty j^edal notes, from the manufactory of
Messrs. Wm. II. Clarke & Co., Indianapolis.

It occu[jies the entire recess m the rear of the platform,
twenty-three feet wide and fifteen feet dee[), <md is
enclosed in a walnut case, of rich design with silver pipes.
Two life like carvings of seniphs, with their instruments,
adorn the top. Tlie organ contains two thousand six hun-
dred and six speaking pipes, and its capacity renders it
not only capable of giving the most elaborate organ com-
positions ever written, but a majestic power to sustain two
thousand voices in full chorus, a noble leader oi the kind
of singing in which the Methodist congregations so heart-
ily engage. The organ was consecrated to the service
of praise, June 12, LSyt),



CONSKCRATIoN Ol'' THE ORGAN.

Open arc tliy ^ukk-u luoutlis.

Ever wailinii lu iuciic
Songs of prui^c, which raise I lie bnul

L)p fioiii e.ulhly bUile and bh^lil ;
May til)' niyrhul vuicc.-, e'er

Willi .uii^eiic lune.i uiiile.

As the .Siilibalh uiom reUirns,

Let lliy haiiminies in^pue
Those who long fur iioljler lives

With devout, sineerc desire.
At die bideinu \-esper liovn ,

iJleaihe resjioiue lo 1 leas en's eliuir.



The Organ. '9



Softly swell thy distaiU notes,

Like a seiaph's hymn abovf ;
Soaruig wuh thy thrilling puwer

To llie liighcst thionc of Love;
'I'rcnibling now in sweetest btiains,

As descends the Spirit dove.

And when mourners tread tlu:->e aisles,

And their acliing hearts are sore,
Coniforl ^ive in soothiirg chords ;

Calm llK'ir t;rief, and peace restore ;
^Lly thy dreamy, mystic waves,

Bear ihem toward th' Lternal shore.

When before the aUar, stand

•Idiose who pled>;e their marriage vow,

Join ia tender unison

With thy diapasons low ;

Bursting forth wUli joyfcd sounds,
Let thy irmiipets gladly blow.

May no loo-e and tnlhng touch

Taim with desecrating h,md,

Keys that oijc' celestial streams

I'duwing on so lull ami grand.

I'hee we consecrate tu h'aith,

iMuMcm of ihc Belter L.md.

\V. 11. C.

f:ONTRACrORS AND BUILUKKS.

Architect, D, A. Bohlen.

Stone Foundation, Helm & Russe.
(.'ut-stone. Smith, Ittenbach ct Co.
Brick-work, I'lios. Kvaus an.l Miller & Cook.
Carpenter-work, Joseph A. Jiociuin.
Plastering, Tutewiler l\: SuttiHi.
I'aiiiting and Liescoeing, G.uret lC(ireen.
Stained Class, George .\. Misch lV Ihu.
I'ews, I i rant lV Co.

t.allery and Pulpit, Builder.s' X: ^Lmufacturers' Association.
Stairs, ay, |olm .\. I>. iMueller.
(Jrgan i'-uildcis, W. 11. Cl.uke & Co.
Upholslciing, Wilkcns cV Co.
this I'lxlmx-, I >. (-■ouller.



AWv/-/.- Park M. K. Chunh.



rOTAl. COST OF CHURCH l'K( iPL-.RTY.

Tlie Lot, purchased 1868 >;i7,coo


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