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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 15, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, I9M THE LETHB RIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVB KNOX CHURCH IS PROSPERING o-- Annual Meeting Revealed the Most Gratifying Conditions in All Branches Knox church animal raectiiiK was licid last liiKht iii tlie cliiirch h'cturo ri)o;ii with a fairly large attemlaucc. 'I'lifi occasion iiiarKPil tlio. closiiif; of |i('ilia|is ihii most prosijcroiis year in the liislory of llic church. The rc-[Kirls of tin; Viuioiis ncUvities were read ami ailoiitcd, and each showed an earnest desire on the part, of its MicinbcrH to assist tiieir pastor i;i inakiii)!; Knox church u force in the community, and it can safely he said that during \iciv. Cameron's pastorate, every organization has made rapid progress and done great good. The most interesting report is that of the Kadies' Aid, which is puhlishcd in pari. 'I'lre pastor and meinhers oi the hoard of managers expressed iu very strong terms their Itecn appreciation of the help the Ladies' Aid has heen lo tlu! church. One mcmher asked how Ihe ladies always had a halancc on the right side of the ledger at the end of the year, another member suggesting that it might he a Sood thing io jilace a 'iw'y '-ui the hoard of managers. :\ synopsis of the more important reports follows : THh; SKSSION The session is very much pleased to be ahle to report a large increase in ihv. membership during the past two years, or since our pastor arrived, ;is iliiring that period the membership lias been almost doubled, and at the present time shows a net total of :i'J2 after allowing for a loss of fj3, transfers or removals fil, and l�y death 2. 108 new members were added to the communion roll, .'i3 by .profession of faith, and 75 by ce'rti-licate, althougU 16 less than in 1912 -hut this does not include the 27 rp'eivcd Inst Smulay. The tinarterly (ommnnion has been held regularly, iii-'lcding once in the evening, and a toti'.l attendance of bn2 averaging 213 at eacli service, or 1,3 more than for lhe last year Uf'12). Tlic pastor olliciated at some -16 luarr ages, i!> baptisms, and 23 funerals, the ligures for 1!)12 being 68, �11 and 3U. Kour additional Elders w-ere inducted on Aliireh 9th, viz.: Messrs. \V. F. -Nelson, J. \V. liutherford, T. C. Rid-path, ami .1. O. Waterman. And Mr. Ja.e, li ]'. 'i'racy, formerly an elder in Saginaw, Michigan, was welcomed lo our session as an associate member. On March 9th the 27th anniversary oi Knox clHirch was littingly obscrv-fd by special services, and a congregational social, and wf trust that this year wo will have another simi-lar'.itelebration, as this will mark our liftil year in this church building, as well as our 28tli as an organization in I.etbbridge. The session funds amounted to some $27.2.'i from elders' donations and offerings at preparatory services, which }ias been dispcsed of only in session re;|urcments for supplies for com-1 mill! on, floral offerings, etc. I We cannot close without a word of thnnktulness that tlie year of 1013  which has been so discouraging to many has been a year of most gratifying results in many respects to this