Methodist Camp Meeting

Bridgewater Bulletin, August 3, 1915.

The annual Methodist Camp Meeting was held at New Germany on Sunday, July 25, in the Pine Grove on the property of Isaac B. DeLong. The grove has been nicely arranged with seats, a platform to accomdate a large choir, and a band stand. The weather was ideal. A large congregation gathered at 10:30 when the Rev. Norman J. Ritcey of Middleton, delivered an inspiring sermon on the “Love of God.”

From two to three p.m. the New Germany Brass Band, under the able leadership of I.B. DeLong, splendidly rendered a number of patriotic selections. At three p.m. the patriotic service commenced. The congregation had grown to about six hundred. Mr. Ritcey delivered another excellent address, this time from the words,”Honour the King.” The sermon was original, thoughtful, and inspiring.

The evening service opened at seven p.m. with a large congregation present. The sermon delivered by Mr. Ritcey was a penetrating and heart-searching discourse based on the words,”Be sure your sins will find you out.”

Solos were rendered by Mrs. I.B. DeLong and Mrs. Eusteon Morton.

The Rev. Bert Cooper, a former pastor of the New Germany circuit, was also on the platform, and took part in the services.

These circuit rallys are an inspiration and much enjoyed by all who have the privilege of attending them.

Contributor: Rosemary Rafuse

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