CHURCHES BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS
A HISTORY OF THE
LUTHERAN CONGREGATIONS IN
PERRY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
REV. D. H. FOCHT, A.M.
PREACHING-STATION IN CONNECTION
WITH THE MILLERSTOWN CHARGE
PFOUTZ'S VALLEY, GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP
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1. Wright's School-house. Every two weeks Rev.
Wilson preaches here, and the attendance is good. A Sunday-school has been
organized and seems to be in a flourishing condition. This school-house is
"located at the west end of Wild Cat Valley, about three miles east of
Millerstown, and one mile and a half from Juniata River, in a grove on a hill by
a small graveyard where some of the Wright's lie buried." The
location seems to be romantic, a fit place where to worship God.
2. Kauffman's School-house. This is located in Little Foutz's
Valley, about three miles north of Millerstown. Here Rev. Wilson preaches
once every two weeks on Thursday evening. He organized a Sunday-school at
this place last spring. The prospects of doing good are encouraging.
From the foregoing pages it will be seen that the Millerstown charge is as yet
in a formative state. For some time to come much hard labor and great self
denial will be required of the pastor. But the field is promising, there
is abundance of material, and by patient perseverance in tilling the ground, an
abundant harvest may be gathered into the kingdom of Christ.
"Can we, whose souls are
With wisdom from on high,---
Can we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny?
Salvation, O salvation,
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth's remotest nation
Has learn'd Messiah's name."
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