CHURCHES BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS
A HISTORY OF THE
LUTHERAN CONGREGATIONS IN
PERRY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
REV. D. H. FOCHT, A.M.
CONNECTED WITH THE BLAIN CHARGE
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Besides the four organized congregations,
Rev. Williams preaches at present also at the following preaching stations
connected with the Blain charge:
1. At Lupfer's Tannery, in Jackson Township, he preaches once every
four weeks in a school-house. The attendance here is good and the
2. At Sandy Hill school-house, in Madison Township, he preaches
also once every four weeks. At this place the attendance on the preaching
of the Gospel is good, and good is accomplished.
3. At New Germantown, four or five miles west of Blain, he preaches
once every six weeks.
Thus within the bounds of the Blain charge there is yet much "land to
possess." Members of the Church are found scattered everywhere in tha
section of Sherman's Valley, and also in the minor adjoining valleys, so that at
many central points small congregations might be organized. But the labor
at present required by the Blain charge is more than a man can perform with
pleasure to himself or advantage to the people. To remedy this evil, the
members must unite in supporting the pastor at Blain, as they are abundantly
able if all do their duty, and then the charge may be divided and an additional
minister secured. This is the only way all can be adequately supplied with
the preached Gospel and the interests of souls and Christ's kingdom
promoted. O for more men to reap the harvest!
"Jesus, thy wand'ring sheep
See, Lord, in tender mercy, see,
Poor souls that cannot find the fold.
Till sought and gathered in by thee.
"Thou, only thou, the kind and good,
The sheep-redeeming Shepherd art;
Collect thy flock, and give them food,
And pastors after thine own heart."
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