--The large and handsome lecture room in the basement of the new Trinity
(M. E.) Church, corner of Broad and 20th streets, was dedicated on Sunday morning last with appropriate services.
The sermon was preached by the Rev. D. S. Doggett, D. D.
, from Matthew, 16th chapter, 18th verse: ‘"Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."’ In the afternoon, Rev. Mr. Brown
, pastor of the church, preached from the 27th chapter of Matthew, 51st verse:--And behold the vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom." Rev. Wm. A. Smith, D. D.
, delivered a sermon at night.
His text was, ‘"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men to repent.
Because He hath appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom He hath ordained, whereof He hath given assurance to all men, in that He hath raised him from the dead."’--Acts 27-30, 34.
The discourses are pronounced able and eloquent by all who listened to them.
The contributions during the day amounted to the large sum of $1,325, which places the society on a firm basis financially, since it relieves them from debt.