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The Rev J. H. McKenzie conducted the anniversary services at the Presbyterian Church yesterday, preaching eloquently to large and attentive congregations both in the morning and evening. The text in the morning was from John 6 chap., 51 verse, "lam the living bread which came down from Heaven " and the preacher forcibly contrasted the bread -described in these words with that other Jbread of the Old Testament, the manna on which the children of Israel fed in the -wilderness.: He also very clearly showed that to separate Christ's words from His works, as many irfed to do in these days was quite impossible. If His miracles were not accepted as such, then tiis teaching would be in vain. The text in the evening was a dual one, first Psalm 55, 6 verse "Oh that I had wings like a dove, then would Ifly away and be at rest," also 11 Matthew, 28 verse," " Come unto Me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. The speaker said that notwithstanding the many diversities \ of language, garb, color, etc., in the human race, the expres-.-sions of joy and sorrow were universal, ■and the words of David 3000 years ago wojre just as applicable at the present time in similar circumstances. The first ttexbajight be called '' the heart's sigh," the secondone, "the heart's ease" andthelatter •?yae capable oi application to every soul in the world. ' Thou shall not steal." and ■"Come .unto Me "were both from the same authority, and' both equaUy commands, yet many who would not think of dfc obeying the first, gave no heed to the latter. Special anthems were sung by th c choir, and the services altogether were of ' a satisfactory character, auguring well for the success of the annual tea meeting tomorrow evening.

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ANNIVERSARY SERVICES AT ASHBURTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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ANNIVERSARY SERVICES AT ASHBURTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890