The Muskogee Cimeter. (Muskogee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 29, 1915 Page: 1 of 4
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The Muskogee Cimeter.
Muskogee Oklahmoa May 29 1915
You are cordially invited
To hear the Rev. Dr. A. Barbour paslor ot the
Macedonia Baptist Church of Galveston Texas
fn a Special Sermon Uie Firs Bfiptfisf Church
5th and Denton Si. at 8:30 o'clock Wednes-
day evening. June 2nd 1915 Subject:
"THE NEGRO IN THE WOOD PILE."
Dr. Barbour is not only one of the strongest and moat in-
fluential characters in the NationnTBaj'tiFt lai 1f 1 ut has long
since been pronounced as a diamond not in the rough hut one
which has been both polished and finished. He will arrive in the
ciyt in company with our own Dr. E Arlington Wilson who has
been running one of the most successful soul-saving Revivals
'ever witnessed in Galveston at 4:15 Wednesday evening over
the cKaty" And as he will just be paRBing'lhrough the city your
attention is called t' the fict that lin will only be with us on Wed
day night. So don't fail to come at that time and hear this deep
thinker able counsellor christian gentleman philosopher of no
mean ability fearless advocate of righteousness and unswerving
gospel minister as he delivers the message
S. M. Twine Acting Pastor.
R. B. Bingham Ohurch Clerk.
A. W. Marshall L.N Pindley .J. P Burton P. B Hayes
O Z Frazier T Lj-Starns Julius Ooits 0 F. Johnson J M. Love
VV. G- Robinson 0 J Escoe. S W Olemons L. A Anderson
J. M Byas 0. J Novels W. T Hodges. Deacons
RESOLUTIONS OF COXDOLFXCH
OF TIIF LATK KKV. HAY-
WOOD PASTOR OK VIAX
Vian First Baptist church in re-
yr' mi iu tut iiiuiiiurjc hi uur
pate pastor in the person of Rev. h.
J. Haywood of Muskogee who was
called from our midst as pastor hy
the reaper of death.
lie being called as pastor the ear-
ly part of1 the present year al-
though feeble as it seemed ho was
when being notified he accepted and
entered the field and took charge
ol the nock with a determination
as a good shepherd to gently lead
us onward and by the still waves
us a pastor. His labor with us was
short but however we find him with
the help of Ho who rules trying t
carry out the plans that duty found
for him to do. As paHtor we Llnd
Rev. L. J. Haywood faithful in the
discharge of his duty and his man-
ner of going in and out before us
as a leader was onward and upward
until tl'e sad news reached us that
he had been stricken with the
miphty hand and at length and last
we learned that he was called in the
We are left to feel sad. It leaves
ub as sheep scattered abroad with-
out a shepherd although God's will
be done. I
Hence we feel that Rev. L. J.
Haywood died in the full triumph
of faith our loss is heaven given. I
Resolved that since it has pleased
the Almaglhty God in his allwise1
providence to call from our midst as'
pastor Rev. L. J. Haywood let us1
bow in submission to Him who doeth'
all things for the better and since we
feel that heaven has demanded his
presence he is not dead bu asleep.
So all we are left to say is sleep
on Rev. Haywood and take your
So let us as members of First
Baptist church of Vian continue in
feaith to go onward and when we
are called from labor to reward wo
may meet him in the mansion above
where there bo no more parting for
we shall all sleep but not forever.
Be it resolved that so we the
members of First Baptist church
extend our heartfelt sympathy toi
the bereaved family.
f. C. GUNTER.
RFSOLUTIOXS OF COXDOLKXCK
OX BFIIALF OF TIIK FIRST i
BAPTIST CHUIM I! OF VIAX
In Honor of the Late Rev. L. .).
Haywood the Pastor i
One by one the bravo and fearless
Christian heroes of our denomina-
tion and raco are passing from time
to a brighter land than this. Step
by step the peerless friend with
their faces smitten by the light of
intelligence and usefulness. After
having led the galent hosts on to
triumphal victory and Imperishable
renown havo'lald their swords asido
and now forever sleep within glo-
rious Immortality while their good
deeds still live with men of thought
Whereas we the members compos
ing the First Baptist church Vian
have sustained the loss of our most
honored and esteemed pastor oRv. L.
.1. Haywood who departed this life
Sunday April ISth at 2: 25 a. m.
at his home In Muskogee Okla.
Whereas it has pleased Divino
Providence the Architect and Builder
of the unhoise to icmove from our
readership that great shepherd and
wise counselor characterized by tho
life of the Apostle Paul one who
told tho story of the cross of Cal-
vary in a most convincing way and
1 Whereas our beloved pastor re-
mained loyal to his denomination
and faithful to his raco and mi ar
dent worker as a Gospel preacher
in Texas Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Not only did ho pastor great church-
es in Arkansas but served as Mis-
sionary of that state. Not only 1ms
I he pastoied great churches in 'Col-
I Ipte Diftrlct but has served as Mis-
sionary in said district and tho Stato
of Oklahoma as well. Ho was an
important factor in the advance-
ment of both the Association and
Convention and not onl ythe First
Baptist church of Vian but many
others will miss him because of tho
influence which ho exercised for tho
work. His last charge in the causo
of our Heavenly Father was the
pastoral care of the East Star Bap-
tist church of McAIester and this
church which I know represent.
Whereas wo feel so keenly tho
loss of one with whom we have been
so closoly connected though his re-
lation to us as pastor was not very
long he did what ho could to pre-
sent tho dignity and maintain tho
iisofulne8s of especially the deacon
board. During special councils with
the brethron he would say '-Brethren
you hold ' great positions and
you as deacons and mo as pastor
must know each other in order to
make good." His last gospel ser-
mon delivered this side of tho mys-
tic river was on this rostrum.
Though very weak and feeblo physi-
cally on tho night of March 28th
he in a most profound manner dis-
cussed the assurance of God's bless-
inirs to Abraham and with Holy
Ghost power admonished each of his
hearers to go and ho a blessing. Wo
pay to this our departed heroic
o-yr'ov the homage of our grief and
the tribute of our tears. While he
goes to rest undisturbed beneath tho
serene and tranquil stars until the
resurrection day. Therefore bo it
Resoled v that we tenderly and
meekly condole with the devoted
widdow and family at lare of gour
departed pastor in the hour of be-
reavement and commend them to
the king of the universe who doeth
all things well and has taken him
to the city where the blood' and
(ears of his friends have been trans-
formed Into praise In that homo
whore peace icigns supreme and
gllttoring crowns for conquerors
Resolved that in the death of our
much esteemed father in the gospel
the Bnpf'st church has lost a de-
voted and faithful Christian the race
one of Its most loyal farsighted
and judicious loaders.
Resolved that a copy of those res-
olutions bo published in tho Minis-
terial Voice tho organ of tho Bap-
tists of Oklahoma as' a mark of our
esteem and adoration of our la-
J. H. TURNER.
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Twine, W. H. The Muskogee Cimeter. (Muskogee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 29, 1915, newspaper, May 29, 1915; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc70169/m1/1/: accessed February 25, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.