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Full text of "Minutes of the ... annual meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina [serial]"

George Washington Flowers 
Memorial Collection 

DUKE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 



ESTABLISHED BY THE 
FAMILY OF 

COLONEL FLOWERS 



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ANNUAL MINUTES 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



lYNOD OF 



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OETH KAEOLINA, 






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NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 



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THIS INSTITUTION, under the fosteiing care of the Evanoei.ioal 
Li;theeax Stnod of Nohth Cakolina, is located in the growing town of 
Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, N. C'., iii the midst of a liberal and in- 
telligent people, nine miles from Concord. 

The Faculty is constituted ns follows : 

BEV. J NO. B. UAYIS, D. B., 



PRESIDENT 



And Professor of M&ral midJntellectuetl Fhilosophy. 

KEV. W. E. HUBBEET, A. M., 

Professor of Ancient Langimges and Classical Literature. 

KEY. JAMES H. TUENEE, A. M., 

Professor of Mathematics^ Astronomy and Physics. 

. PAUL A. BAEEIEE, M. D., 

Lecturer on Anatomy and Physiology. 

^ TL'TOES. 

Yet to he appointed. 



Expenses per Session of 10 Months: 

Collegiate Department, $147 00 to |167 00 

Academic Department, $132 00 to ;^147 00 



The health and moraiUy are uoteworihy, and coutrLl)uto greatly to suc- 
cessful study. 

The numbei'-of f-ludents in aUeiidance lasf year was lOo. 
Foi' further information apply to 

Rev, JOHN B. DAVIS, 

President. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



SEVENTY-SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHUKCH, 
cij^:BJ^T=i:EiTJS go., jst. c. 



NEW MAEKET, VA , 
HEIsrJKEL Sc CO., I^I=lIlSrTEIR,S. 

1875. 



MINUTES /\\^^ 

OF THE 

SEVENTY-SECOND CONVENTION 

OF THE 

Evan. Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 



According to a resolution of adjournment, adopted at its 
last meeting, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 
North Carolina, convened in St. John Church, Cabarrus 
Co., N. C, on Wednesday, April 28, 1875, at 10 o'clock, A. 
M. The opening sermon was delivered by the President, 
Rev. S. Eothrock, from Acts 20: 17, 20, after which 
Synod was opened by the President, in accordance with our 
prescribed form. 

The roll was then called, and the names of the members of 
Synod recorded. 

MINISTERS. 





Names. Post Offices. 


Okdained. 


1. 


Rev, 


. S. Rothrock, 


Salisbury, N 


. C. 


1834. 


2. 


u 


p. Aw Stroble, 


Mt. Pleasant, 


u 


1839. 


3. 


a 


J. B. Davis, D. D.,* 


Mt. Pleasant, 


u 


1839. 


4. 


a 


S. Scheree, 


Gibsonville, 


li 


1840. 


5. 


(» 


N. ALDRICHjt 


Charlotte, 


u 


1841. 


6. 


iC 


D. M. Henkel, 


Mt. Pleasant, 


u 


1849. 


7. 


a 


G. D. Bernheim, 


Wilmington, 


11- 


1853. 


8. 


u 


C. H. Bernheim, 


Lexington, 


u 


1858. 


9. 


li 


W. H. Cone, 


Gold Hill, 


u 


1858. 


10. 


a 


W. A. Julian, 


Mill Hill, 


u 


1859. 


11. 


u 


Prof. L. A. Bikle, D. D., 


Mt. Pleasant, 


a 


1802. 


12. 


u 


W. Kimball, 


China Grove, 


a 


1862. 


13. 


u 


J. G. Neiffer, 


Salisbury, 


u 


1868. 


14. 


u 


Prof. W. E. HUBBERT, 


Mt. Pleasant, 


a 


1870. 


15. 


a 


J. H. Fesperman, 


Statesville, 


u 


1871. 


16. 


a 


W. R Ketchie, 


China Grove, 


a 


1871. 


17. 


a 


R. L. Brown, 


Rockwell, 


u 


1871. 


18. 


u 


E. P. Parker, 


Brick Church, 


ii 


1872. 


19. 


a 


H. M. Brown, 


Salisbury, 


u 


1873. 


20. 


a 


P. E. ZiNK.I 


Lexington, 


a 


1873. 


21. 


a 


J. H. Harry, 


Concord, 


a 


1874. 


22. 


a 


Calvin W. Sifford,|| 


Mt. Pleasant, 


a 


1875. 



*Rec'd this Synod. tAbsent. t Ap'red 2nd day. ||Ordaiaed at this meetin 



LAY DELEGATES. 

Names. Chaeges. 

Mr. John Lingle, Eev. S. liothrock's, 

" P. RiDENHOUR, " r. A. Stroble's. 

" H. A, Cheek, " S. Scherer's. 

" J. DuLS, " K Aldrich's. 

'' John Shimpoch, " D. M. Henkel's. 

" H. G. Hashagen, " G. D. Beriiheim's. 

" M. il. Shoaf, " G. H. Beiiiheim's. 

" Henry Barringek,* '' W. H. Cone's. 

" Isaac Goodnight, " W. A. Juliau's. 
Dr. P. A. SiFFORD, " Prof. L. A. Bikle'a, D. D.- 
Mr. John Sloop, Esq., " W. Kimball's. 

" George Achenbach, " J. G. Neiffer's. 

" H. Cloninger, " J. H. Fespermaij's. 

" Solomon Eagle, " R. L. Browu's. 

" J. W. MuRRY, " E. p. Parker's. 

" Matthias Miller, " H. M. Browu's. 

" A. Blackwelder,* " J. H. Harry's. 

" Jacob P. CuLP,t " Mt. Carnial Church. 

Syuod being- now organized, the President read his report, 
which was laid on the table for further consideration. 

President's Report. 

Dear Brethren : 

"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through 
the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord." 

It is source of devout gratitude to Almighty God, that we 
are permitted to assemble again in regular Sy nodical meet- 
ing. We always look forward to our annual conventions 
with pleasing auticii>ations. An opportunity is then afford- 
ed for the interchange of fraternal greetings and Christian 
salutations. We can then socially and mutually review the 
events of the past year, and unassumingly communicate the 
results of our toils and labors, in the great work committed 
to our trust. Although some of our ministers have, in a 
few cases, been compelled, in consequence of physical in- 
tirmity, to yield to a temporary cessation from labor, it is 
nevertheless believed, that our ministers, as a body, have 
enjoyed good health, and have been able, with but little in- 
terruption to prosecute their work with successful progress 
as "embassadors for Christ." But we meet, not simply to 
interchange social greetings and kindly feelings, but to de- 
vise scriptural plans, and mature wholesome measures, for 
future operations in advauciug the spiritual interests and 
prosperity of our beloved Zion. As the duties, which will 
claim our prayerful deliberation during our present session, 

♦Appeared second day. t^ppeared thud day. 



are of a very momentous nature, \\ e should devoutly invoke 
the enlightening and directing inllueuces of the divine 
Spirit to lead us into all the truth. 

It now becomes my duty to present to you a report of my 
official acts during the past year. 

In accordance with a constitutional application, a special 
meeting of Synod was called, which convened in St. James' 
Church, Concord, at 10 o clock, A. M., t)n Saturday the 25th 
day of last July. The object of the meeting, as set forth in 
the call, was the examination of Mr. J. H. Harr^-, with a 
view to his ordination, and also his installation as Pastor of 
the Concord Pastorate. A quorum being present at the 
time and place appointed, t'le Ministerium entered upon the 
examination of Mr. Harry. The examination having been 
sustained, it was constitutionally voted that he be ordained 
on the succeeding day, (Sunday,) in St. James' Church. In 
compliance with the action of the Ministerium, Mr. Harry 
was duly ordained by the officers and other members of the 
Synod, according to the form prescribed in our "Book of 
Worship," and thus regularly inducted to the Gospel 
Ministry, and admitted as a member of this Body. In the 
afternoon of Sunday, after an appropriate sermon by Kev. 
N. Aldrich. he was regularly installed as Pastor of the Con- 
cord Pastorate. The Minutes of said special meeting will, 
no doubt, be handed in by the Secretary to be incorporated 
with the Minutes of our present meeting. 

On the 9th of last June, the report of the class-standing 
and conduct of Mr. K. W. Petrea, for the half session ending- 
May 27th, 1874, was forwarded to me by Rev. L. A. Bikle, 
D. D., President of N. C. College. Mr. Petrea has been re 
ceiving benehciary aid from this Synod as a Theological 
t>tudent. and the report, which is herewith submitted, indi- 
cates commendable progress in study, and very exemplary 
deportment 

On the 22nd of last August, the corner-stone of anew 
church was laid in 13avie county, the contemplated church 
being designated. Cherry Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
The carpenter work of the edifice has since then been com- 
pleted, and the ediflce will, at no distant day, be ready for 
consecration to the service of Almighty God. This church 
is located in a densely pojiulated community, and the pros- 
pects for an increase of membership is very encouraging. 

Three new houses of worship hav^e been set apart and con- 
secrated to the service of Cod, during the past year, viz.: 

(a) Christiana Evan. Lutheran Church was consecrated 
on the 30th of last August. This is a frame building, eligi- 
bly located some six miles South of Salisbury, of very com- 
modious dimensions, is very neatly finished, and speaks well 
for the zeal and liberality of Pastor and people. 

(b) St. Enoch's Evangelical Lutheran Church was conse- 



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crated ou the 20th ot last September. This is a substantial 
brick edifice, located in the south western part of liowan 
Co., of capacious size, is very tastefully arranged, and is an 
impressive memorial of the active and self-denying piety of 
the congregation. 

(c) Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church was consecrated 
on the 29th of last November. "This is a very neat frame 
building, 60x40 feet, and finished in excellent style. The 
altar and pulpit are carpeted, and the church furnished with 
stoves and lamps, a handsome pulpit Bible and a Book of 
Worship.'' It is highly commendable that the congregation 
commenced worshiping in the edifice free from debt. 

On the 25th of last September a letter was received from 
Rev. C. H. Bernheim, communicating the gratifying intelli- 
gence that his health had much improved, and that he bad 
received and accepted a call to the Davidson Pastoiate. He 
has since removed to his new field of labor, and entered upon 
his Pastoral work. 

On the 4tli of last i^ovember, a communication was re- 
ceived from Rev. N. Aldrich, stating that he had received 
and accepted a call to become the Pastor of the Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran Church in Vandalia, Illinois. By Rev. N. Al- 
drich's removal to Vandalia, the congregation in Charlotte 
is left without a permanent resident Pastor, but is said to 
be temporarily supplied with preaching by a Theological 
Student from ISTorth Carolina College. It is hoped that the 
congregation will at an early day, take the necessary pre- 
limiuary steps to call a regular Pastor. 

On the 13th of February a letter was received from Rev. 
J. H. Harry, stating, that owing to protracted illness, he had 
been necessitated to resign the Concord Pastorate, and in- 
tended to return to Ohio. In consequence of the failing- 
health of Rev. J. H. Harry, the congregation in Concord is 
also left without a regular resident Pastor, but, by an ar- 
rangement of the Western Conference, is temporarily snp 
plied until the present meeting of Synod. The prosperity of 
the congregation will readily suggest to the members the 
necessity of an early adoption of suitable measures to call a 
regular Pastor. 

The constitution confers upon the Synod the authority to 
form and change Pastoral Districts In the exercises of 
this authority, due reference should always be had to the in- 
terests of all the congregations constituting a District, and 
to the efficiency and nsefullness of the Pastor in charge. — 
This authority should, therefore, be exercised with prudence 
and prayerful deliberation. It is, nevertheless, a subject of 
legitimate inquiry on the part of Synod, whether improve- 
ments can be made in the present arrangement of Pastorates. 

My last official act is now performed. In retiring from 
office, my sincere gratitude is herewith tendered for your 



confidence and partiality, in elevating uie to the position 
which is now vacated. 

"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the 
word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give 
you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified." — 
Amen. 

Samuel Eothrock, President. 

The annual election for ofiicers now ensued, which result- 
ed as follows : 

Eev. S. Eothrock, President. 

" E. L. Beown, Recording Secretary. 

" Prof. W. E. HuBBERT, Corresponding Secretary. 
Maj. L. G Heilig, Treasurer. 

AFTEENOOK SESSION. 

Eev. Timothy Moser, the delegate from the Tennessee 
Synod, being present, was received delegate to this body. 

Eev. J. B. Davis, D. D., having sent his certificate of dis- 
mission from the Evan. Luth. Va, Synod to this Synod, was 
received member of this body. 

Resolved., That the following letter from the Eev. J. A. 
Kunkelman be placed on the face of our minutes. 

Rev. W. R. Ketchie., Secretary of North Carolina Synf>d. : 

Dear Sir: The Ministerium of Pennsylvania appointed me 
delegate to your Synod. It would afford me very great 
pleasure to attend your meeting, beginning the 28th, inst., 
but, such is the presiire of duties, — the closing exercises of 
the Seminary, and meeting of oar Ministerium, being near -at 
hand, — that, it is simply impossible for me to leave home at 
this time. 

I greatly regret this, and beg, that you will excuse my ab- 
sence. 

Allow me to assure you of the deep interest the Minis- 
terium of Pennsylvania takes in the Synod of North Caroli- 
na, — among the oldest, the most useful and most honored 
of the organizations of our Church in this country, — and to 
express the hope, that the relations now existing, may not 
only be maintained, but, become nearer, as the true Luther- 
an Church takes her rightful positum, in the North and the 
Sou^h, the East and the West. 

Invoking the Divine blessing ui3on your pastors and 
churches, I am yours in the cross, 

J. A. Kunkelman, 
April 19, 1875. Philadelphia, Pa. 



8 

On petitions from Christiana Evan. Luth. Church, and St. 
Mark's Evan. Luth. Church Gold Hill, they were received 
iuto Synod. 

The papers for Synod were called for and received. The 
ministers then read their reports on the state of the Church, 
also their reports on salary; the reports of the church coun- 
cils were read by the Secretary. 

These reports were placed in the hands of the President 
to be referred to the proper committees. 

Synod then adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock in the morning. 
Closed with doxology and benediction, 

THUESDAY MORNING, April 29th. 

Synod met and was opened with singing, and prayer by 
Kev. W. Kimball. The roll was then called. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1. On Presidenfs Report. — Revs, S. Scherer, G. D. Bern 
heim and Col. John Shim pock. 

2. On state of the Church. — Revs. W. A. Jnlian, W. Kim- 
ball and John Sloop, Esq. 

3. On Church Institutions and Education. — Revs. C. H. 
Bernheim, W. R. Ketchie and Mr, M. R. Shoaf. 

4. On Missiotis.—llevs. W. 11, Cone, E. P. Parker and Mr. 
J. Duls. 

3. On Unfinished Business. — Revs. Prof. W. E. Hubbert, 
J. G. Neifler and Mr. John Lingle. 

(3. On Proceedings of Conferences. — Revs. Prof. L. A. Bikle, 
D. D., H. M. Brown and Mr. Matthias Miller. 

7. On Petitions. — Revs. W. Kimball, D. M, Henkel and 
Mr. H. A, Cheek. 

8. On Vncancies. — Revs, P. A. Stroble, J, H, Fesperman 
and Mr. Isaac Goodnight. 

9. On Finance. — Dr. P. A, Sifford, H, G. Hashagen and 
George Acheuback. 

Messrs. Henry Barringer and A. Blackwelder presented 
their certificates of appointment for delegates, and were re- 
ceived. 

The following special committee was jippointed on appeals 
to Synod ; Revs. J. G. Neili'cr, G. D. Bernheim and Mr. 
George Achenbach. 

The following i)arochial reports were handed to the Secre- 
tary : 



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Local 



, Synodical 



Missionary 



■Educational 



Prayer Meetings 



Bible Classes 



Scholars 



Feachors 



Sunday Schools 



Funerals 



Death of Meuib'rs 



Expulsions 



Dismissions 



Restorations 



Admissions 



vjonfirmations 



Communicants 



Baptisms -: 



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Treasurer's Report. 

L. G. HEILIG, 

In account with 

North Caeolina Synod. Dr^ 

To amount Eec'd from Synod, May, 1874. $816 67 
" " " " Union Church. 13 25 

" " " " St. Faiitl'S' Church. 5 00 



Cr. 
By amount paid A. Foil, Jr. N. C. College 

as per lis. $10 30 
By amount paid A. K. Murchison Print- 
ing Circulars, 1 25 
By amount paid W. R. Ketchie, Secretary, 

printing Minutes, ■ 51 75 

By amount loaned Y. P. Cook, 50 00 

" " paid A. Foil, Jr., N C. College, 19 67 
« « loaned A. Foil, " '' " 

as per lis. 300 00 

By amount loaned C. W. Sirt'ord, 50 00 

" " " W. A. Lutes, 50 00 
^'' " paid for Kegistering Money to Lutes, 10 

" '•' loaned F. P. Cook, 50 00 
" " " Kev. D.M.Henkel forSifford, 50 00 

" "• paid for Registering letter to " 15 

" "^ loaned F. P. Cook^ 50 00 

" " " C. VV. Sifford, 50 00 

" "■ Cash on hand, $101 70 



$834 92 



$834 912 
Respectfully submitted, 

April 28y 1875. L. G. HEILIG, Treas. 

The above report wiis referred to the committee on 
liuances. 

Report oi Corresponding Delegate to the Ten- 
nessee Synod. 

As your delegate to the Tenn. Synod, I met with that 
body, convened in Mt. Pilgrim Church, Davidson County, 
N. C., in October, 1874 

I was very cordially received by its members, and invited 
to a seat among them, and to participate in all their delibera- 
tions. 

The business transactions were chiefly of a local charac- 
ter. The members of this Synod, both clerical and lay, 
manifested a commendable zeal in beneficiary education. 



11 

Your delegate was very lavorably impressed with the love- 
ly, friendly, and Christian spirit, which characterized all the 
<leIiberations of this body. Surely they are a band of breth- 
ren which love each other. 

The Eev. Timothy Moser was appointed delegate to this 
Synod. » 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W.Kimball. 

Report of Delegate to S. C. Synod. 

It was impracticable for me to attend the sessions of the 
S. C Synod, to which I had the honor to be appointed as 
,your delegate. 1 however addressed a letter to its Corres. 
♦Sec, Eev. Dr. liude, in which; I conveyed to them our fra- 
ternal greeting. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W. E. HUBBERT. 

N. C. College, April 28, 1875. 

Synod then took a recess subject to the call of the Presi- 
<leut. A sermon was then preached by the Secretary from 
Luke 13 : 24. 

AFTEEJ^OON SESSION. 

Synod was called to order by the President. 

Eev. W. E. Caughman, the delegate from the S. C. Synod, 
being present was received delegate to this Synod. 

A resolution was then brought before Synod, relative to 
not receiving members from any other denomination with- 
out being conflrmed, but after being discussed at length 
was laid on table until called for. 

Synod then adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock in the morning, 
dosed with doxology, and benediction. 

FEIDAY MOENING, April 30th. 

Synod met according to adjournment and was opened with 
singing and prayer by the Eev. W. B. Caughman. 

The reports of the standing committees were called for. 
The following report was received and adopted. 

Report on the state of the Church. 

Your committee, on the state of the Church, would submit 
the following : 

The written reports of the Minutes of this Synod, bring 
to us glad tidings. They inform us of the fact that our be- 



12 

loved Lutheran Zion, is on tlie increase in piety, and Chris- 
tian perseverance. 
They show that the several i)astorates in tlie bonndsof Synod 
are in a healthful and growing condition. Tlie Word has 
been faithfully preached, and the Sacraments duly adniinis- 
tered. New houses of worship have been erected, and con- 
secrated to the services of the Triune God. Sabbath Schools 
have made rapid progress, hence the religious training of 
our youth has at least in part been attended to. Extra ef- 
forts have been made by pastors and people, the result of 
which has been the admission of a goodly number to the 
church, by the solemn rite of confirmation. These intlica- 
tious and facts combined show ns that the Kingdom of 
Christ has been advanced in our midst, your committee have 
reason to believe that each ])astor is doing a great work in 
the vineyard of the Lord. Let the prayer of Ministers and 
Lay-delegates go up to tbe great head of the church : "Lord 
receive thy work." 

Eespectfully submitted, 

Wm. a. Julian, 
W. Kimball, 
John Sloop. 

Report on Church Institutions and Education. 

The following report was received and considered by items. 

Your committee on Church Institutions and Education 
would respectfully submit the following report: 

N. C, College is not in as iiourishing condition as regards 
the number of pui)ils and the extent of its influence as we 
had hoped it would have arrived at before this time. Tlie 
number of students is less this year by ten than it was last 
year. The number in attendance being 105. The causes of 
the want of this prosperity we conceive to be several. First ; 
the College is not sufficiently advertised in the secular pre.ss. 
Judicious exi)enditure of printer's ink always brings a ricli 
I'cturn. The Merchant, who does not advertise his goods 
and place of business, cannot expect a large .and profitable 
trade. Again another cause for the want of prosperity, is 
the absence of an endowment fund, that the teaching force 
might !>e increased. The Board of Trustees put into the field 
an agent for this very purpose, and he collected several 
tlnnisand dollars. We recommend that this agency be con- 
tinued until the amount of 8-0,000 be raised, as was jn-esent- 
ed by your committee last year. Another cause lor this 
want of prosperity, is the manner of e!n[)loying the faculty 
of the College. They have heretofore been elected by the 
Board of Trustees with a fixed salary for each one of the 
Professors, grading these salaries according to the position 
occupied in the Faculty of the College. We would recommend 



13 

that this plan be changed. Let the Professors that are and 
may hereafter be elected take the College and by their own 
enerjjy and worth increase the number of their students and 
pay themselves out of the tuition proceeding therefrom. — 
The plan heretofore pursued has left undeveloped the latent 
energy of the corps of Professors, whilst it has gradually but 
surely involved the College in debt, until it now amounts to 
$1 500. There should some provisions be made to meet this 
indebtedness. Your committee has no ijlan to suggest for 
this purpose. There has been a change made in the Faculty 
of your College, Eev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., has resigned his posi- 
tion as President of IST. C. College. The Board have elected 
Eev. J. B Davis, D. D., as his successor. Prof. H. T. J. Lndwig, 
also resigned as teacher of Mathematics, and Eev. J. H.Turn- 
er has been elected to fill this vacancy. Is it not now to be 
hoped that if the plan of paying the Professors salaries be 
changed and with a new Faculty, that the Ministers and 
Church generally will give the College their hearty support, 
that it will rise to prosperity and intluence, and become an 
ornament to our Church, of which we will be proud. 

The buildings of the College are in bad repair. The late 
storm has considerably damaged the College buildings, 
which has been repaired in part, by the help of the friends 
in the neighborhood. The interior of the buildings are in a 
bad condition and it will require an outlay of |400 to $600 to 
fix it up properly, which must be done this ensuing vaca- 
tion iSynod recommend that every Minister lift a collection 
in each Church for this special purpose at their next com- 
munion season. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. H. Bernheim, 
W. E. Ketchie, 
M. Jfci. Shoaf. 

The above report was adopted as it now stands. 

A re( ess was then taken subject to the call of the Presi- 
dent. A sermon was then delivered by the Eev. E. P. Par- 
ker, from Eom.-3: 28. \ 

AFTEENOON SESSION 

Synod was called to order by the President. 

On motion the following delegates were excused from 
further attendance at the meeting of Synod ; Messrs. George 
Achenbach, John Sloop and H. A. Cheek. 

Report on the President's Report. 

Your committee to report on the Eeport of the I'resident, 
have carefully examined said report, and have found no 



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item to which they thiuk it necessary to call the special at- 
tention of this Synod. Your committee recommend that 
the report be adopted and be spread on the pages of the 
Minutes of Synod as usual. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. SCIIEREE, 

G. D. Beenhbim, 
John Shimpoch, 
The above report was received and adopted. 
The following report was received and adopted as it now 
stands. 

Report on Petitions. 

Your committee on .Petitions respectfully submit the fol- 
lowing : 

iSTos. 1 aad 2. Are petitions from six congregations, now 
served by Kev. W. H. Cone aud Kev. li. L. Brown, in which 
they complain of the arrangement made by the Convention ap 
pointed by Synod in 1873, to arrange those churches and the 
churches served by Rev. P. A. Strobe!, into pastoral districts. 
The petitioners ask Synod to make a more equal division of 
these churches. In as much as these petitions contain no 
suggestions, your committee are unable to propose any other 
arrangement than that which now exists ; we therefore, re- 
fer these i)etitions to the action of the Synod, 

No. 3. Is a petition from St. Matthew's Church, Davie 
County, in which they ask to be separated from Rev. Fes- 
j)erman"s charge. Your committee recommend that their re- 
quest be granted. 

No. 4. Is a petition from Holy Trinity Church, iu Mt. 
Pleasant, asking Synod to be separated from St. John's 
Church, in order to have more frequent preaching, and also 
to aid the N. C. College in supporting a Professor. We 
recommend that their petition be granted. 

No. 5. Is a petition from Bethel congregation, Stanley 
County. We suggest that this paper be read before Synod 
and such action be taken as the merits of the subject de- 
mand. 

No. (>. Is a [»etition from St Michaefs Church, Iredell 
County, praying Synod to dissolve the pastoral relation ex- 
isting between tliem and St, Paul's Church, in Iredell Co. — 
Your committee recommend that their prayer be granted. 

No. 7. Is a petition from Harriette J. Scherer, calling aid 
ibi- Mrs, Sheck, widow of Rev. J, I). Shock, dec'd,, who is in 
very indigent circumstau<'es and nearly dej)rived of her eye- 
sight. Your committee recommend that a collection be 
taken uj) tomorrow, ijiimediately after sermon, for lier benefit. 

No. 8 Is a petition from St, Peter's Church, Statesville, 
asking Synod to sui^plement their Pastor's salary. Your 



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committee recommend that a more united effort on the part 
of the charge of which St. Peter's is a part, will obviate this 
necessity. 

No. 9. Is a petition from Mt. Carmel Church, asking Synod 
to make some arrangement to supply said Church with 
preaching. We recommend that this Church be supplied 
with preaching by the Facult^^ of N. C. College. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. Kimball, 
D. M. Henkel, 
H. A. Cheek. 

On motion, all that part of the above report which refers 
to the arrangement of pastorates be referred to the follow- 
ing committee : P. Ridenhour, Henry Barringer and Solo- 
mon Eagle, Layman, and Revs. G. D. Bernheim, J. G. 
Neifter and Prof. L. A. Bikle, D. D. 

Synod then adjourned to meet in the morning. Closed 
with doxology and benediction. 

SATURDAY, May 1, 1875. 

Synod met according to adjournment and was opened with 
singing, and prayer b3' the Rev. P. B. Zink. 

Report of Committee on Appeals. 

The following report was received and considered by items. 

Your committee on appeals respectfully report as follows: 

I. — Is a difficulty in the Church council of St. Luke s 
Church, arising from a case of discipline. 

We recommend that the last decision of said council be 
reversed by the same at a regularly called meeting after due 
notice having been given to all members of the council. 

II. — Is an appeal of M. L Barringer, from the decision of 
the church council of St. Michael's Church, of Iredell Co., 
N. C, expelling him from the communion of the Lutheran 
Church. Your committee recommend that the action of the 
said council in this case be reversed and the said M. L. Bar- 
ringer be restored to full membership in the Church ; and 
for the following reason: Taking said Church Council's 
own statement charging said M. L. Barringer with "angry 
looks, boisterous words and threatening gestures," into con- 
sideration, without any other testimony, we regard the 
charge not sufficient for an action of expulsion. We further 
recommend that Messrs A. Barringer, M L Barringer, their 
families and all who desire apply to the pastor, betranferred 
for the present to St. Luke's Church, and all parties concern- 



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ed to bury the passed, and never, if possible speak again 
about their grievances. 

Kespectfully submitted, 

J. G. Neiffer, 
G. D, Bernheim, 
George Achenbach. 
The above report was adopted as a whole. 
Synod then took a recess subject to the call of the Presi- 
dent. An ordination sermon was then j)reached by the Eev. 
G. D. Bernheim from James 1 : 16-21. 

After the sermon the President, being assisted by the 
Secretary and Prof. VV. E. Hubbert, ordained Calvin W. Sif- 
ford, in the presence of a large and solemn audience. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Synod was called to order by the President. 

On motion, Eev. Mr. Thronwell was invited to a seat 
among us. 

On motion, llev. S. Rothrock, Col. John Shimpoch and 
Dr. P. A. Silford, were appointed a committee to in v^estigate 
a certain difficulty now existing in the congregation at Bear 
Creek Church. 

Report on the Arrangement of Pastorates. 

The following report was.received and adopted. 
Your committee, on Pastorates respectfully report as fol- 
lows: Not having- sufficient data to go upon, we would 
recommend that a convention to arrange pastorates be call- 
ejl to attend to this matter, on Saturday, before the fifth 
Sunday of May, 1875, at St. Peter's Church, Rowan Co., and 
that at this convention each individual Church concerned 
be represeuted by a regularly appointed lay-delegate, and 
report at the next meeting of Synod. 

P. RiDENHouR, Rev. G. D, Bernheim, 

Henry Barringer, " J. G. Neiffer, 

Solomon Eagle, " L. A. Bikle, d. d. 

Report of Committee on Unfinished Business. 

The following report was received and adopted by items. 

Your committee finds little in the Minutes of last session 
requiring your attention now. 

1. Synod ap})ointed a committee to make arraugemeuts 
for holdiug a Sunday School convention. Was this duty at- 
tended to 1^ 



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2. A standing resolution on page 17, to the effect that it 
is the duty of our Ministers to care for, and, under certain 
circumstances, give letters of dismissal to those of their 
members moving into the bounds of other pastorates. Have 
the members of Synod complied with this regulation ? 

3. A committee on revising the constitution was appoint- 
ed, (see page 19). Has this committee attended to this duty ? 

Respectfully submitted. 

Prof. W. E. HUBBEET, 

J. G. Neiffer, 
John Lingle. 

Items 1 and 2 complied with. 

Item 3. The committee had no report to make and was dis- 
missed. 

On motion. Rev. S. Scherer, A. Black welder, Benry Bar- 
ringer, Solomon Eagle, John Lingle, Matthias Miller and 
M. R. Shoaf, were excused from further attendance at this 
meeting of Synod. 

Rev. E. Oaughman, the delegate from the S. C. Synod, in 
his farewell remarks addressed the Synod with the kindest 
fraternal feelings to this body. 

Synod then adjourned to meet on Monday morning. — 
Closed with singing, prayer and benediction by the Presi- 
dent. Rev. E Caugh man, preached in Holy Trinity Church, 
in Mt. Pleasant, on Saturday night from the 21st verse of 
Jude. 

SUNDAY SERVICES. 

Rev. J. G. jSTeilt'er preached the morning sermon from 
Matthew 9: (3, 7, to a large and attentive congregation. — 
The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was then administered. 

After intermission, C. H. Bernheim preached from Mat 
thew 27 : 19. 

On Sunday night, Rev. W. A. Julian preached in Holy 
Trinity, Mt. Pleasant, from Acts 26 : 28. An appointment 
was also made for the same time for the Rev. E. Caughman 
in Concord. The text not known to the Secretary. 
MONDAY, May 3, 1875 

Synod was opened with singing, and prayer by the Rev. 
D. M. Henkel. 

Report on Finance. 

The following report was received and adopted. 

The committee, on Finance would respectfully report, that 



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they examined the Treasure's Report aud find it correctly 
stated. 

They also report the following contributions for Synodi- 
cal purposes : 

Eev. S. Rothrock's charge : 
Salem and St. Luke churches, 
Apportioned as follows : Salem, $20.00, St. 
• Luke's $10—30 ; Paid Salem $12,75, St. 

Luke's $4,25, $17 00 

St. Mark's, Charlotte, Apportioned, $15,00 paid, 

R. L. Brown's charge : 



3 00 



Union assessed, $30,00; St. Matthew's 

$15,00; St. Matthew's paid $3,00; 

Union, $6,00, 
H. M. Brown's charge: 

Assessed $27,00 ; Paid, 
D. M. Henkel's charge: 

Assessed, $75,00 ; Paid St. John's $16 55 ] 

Holy Trinity $10,00, 
G. D. Bernheim's charge : 

Assessed, $60,00; Paid, 
P. A. Strobel's charge: 

Assessed, $65,00 ; Paid Organ Church 

$26,00, St. Stephen's 00,00 ; Bethel $1,75, 
Rev. W. Kimball's charge : 

Assessed, $50,00 ; Paid, 
Paid Lutheran Chapel $35 ; St. Paul's $15,00,-50 
Rev. Julian's charge : 

Assessed, *g)30; Paid, St. Enoch's $12,00, 

Trinity $3,65, 
Rev. Bikle's charge : 

Ebeuezer, Assessed, $15.00, Paid, 
Concord charge : 

Assessed, $10,00 ; Paid St. James, 
Rev C. H. Bernheim's charge: 

Assessed, $48,00; Paid Pilgrim $10,00, 

Sandy Creek $5,90, Bethany $6,00, 

Beck's $2,50, 
Rev. J. G. Xeiffer's charge: 

Assessed, $30,00 ; Paid Salisbury $22,79, 

Newton 00,00, 
Rev. J. H. Fesperman's charge : 

Assessed. $38,00; Paid St. Michael's $4,30, 

St. Peter's 75 cents Providence 60 cents. 

St. Matthew $3,35, 
Rev. AV. H. Cone's charge: 

Asssessed, $18,00 ; (St Mark's G. H. $10,00) 

Paid. St Peters $10,00, Luther's $8, St 

Mark's. Gold Hill $6, 
Rev. S. Sherer's charge : 



22 00 



26 55 



51 50 



50 00 



15 65 



15 00 



16 00 



24 40 



22 79 



9 00 



24 00 



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Assessed, $35,00 ; Paid, Frieden's $13,50, 

St. Paul's $5,00, Macedonia 00,00, 18 50 

Eev. Parker's charge : 

Assessed, $25,00; Paid, Lau's 00,00, 

Richland 00,00, Coble 00,00 
Forsythe Mission : Assessed, $5,00 ; Paid 00,00, 
Newton, Assessed, $5.00 ; Paid 00.00, 
Mt. Carmel, Cabarrus County : 

Assessed, $3.00 ; Paid, 2 00 

Eev. Sam'l Holt, (colored,) sent up from his Church 64 



Total amount contributed, $345 78 

To amount on hand from former Treasurer, $101 70 



$447 48 
Your committee find a deficiency of $313.22 of the appor- 
tioned amount, and respectfully recommend some action to 
to be taken in regard to the matter. 

Respectfully submitted, 

P. A. SiFFORD, Cli'rm'n. 
H. G. Hashagen. 
In connection with the above report the following resolu- 
tion was adopted. 

Resolved, That when the lay- delegates present their cer- 
tificates, it shall be first ascertained whether the congrega- 
tions have contributed to the fund of Synod ; if they have 
not they shall hav^e no right to representation in this Synod. 
Resolved, That the standing resolutions, Nos. 4*, 5 and 6 
as found on the back of our minutes be and are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Report on Conterential Proceedings. 

The following report was received and adopted. 

Your committee, on the proceedings of the Eastern and 
Western Conferences, after an examination of the records 
placed in their hands, would report that they find nothing 
that requires the special notice or considertion of Syiiod. 

Three meetings were held by each Conference during the 
past Sy nodical year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. BiKLE, 

H. M. Brown, 
Mathias Miller. 

Report on Vacancies. 

•The following report was received and adopted. 
The following vacancies have been brought to the notice 
of your committee : Charlotte, Concord, St. Paul's in Ire- 



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'dell Couuty, St. Matthews in Davie Couiityj and IsTewton in 
Catawba County. Your committee recommend, that as far 
as may be necessary provision be made to supply these va- 
cant churches, either by the President of the Synod, or by 
'the Conferences in whose bounds they are located. 

P. A Strobel, 
J. H. Pesperman, 
I. Goodnight. 
Report on Missions. 
There were no documents placed in the hands of your 
committee ; we have nothing- to report 

Eespectfnlly submitted, 

W. H. Cone, 

J. DULS. 

Report of the Corresponding Secretary. 
The following report was received and adopted. 

To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 
It is my duty to report to you my official acts as your cor- 
•responding Secretary for the Synodical year, ending 28th, 
inst. 

1. In Feb. last I transmitted to Eev. B. M. Schmucker, 
D. D., Cor. Sec. of Gen. Council, a copy of the resolutions 
passed at your last session, relative to the proposed CoUo- 
{juium. I received a reply to this from Dr. Schmucker, on 
Mie 20th of same month, stating that they would be laid 
before the next meeting of the Council. 

2. I received a letter some ten days since, from Rev. E. 
Caughmijin, relative to his attending our Syuod, and refer- 

, led the matter to pastor loci, who gave it his attention. 

3. A number of Synods have favored us with copies of 
their Minutes. That of the General Council's last conven- 
tion held at Jamestown, iST. Y., 1874, exhibits a gratifying 
])rogress in its meuibership and various enterprises. The 
Holstoii Synod was received as a member at this conven- 
tion The officers of the previous year, Kev C. P. Krauth, 
I). D.. L. L. D., bein_ the President, were re elected. The 
Council is doing a good work in home and foreign missions. 
Hopes -are still entertained that the much looked for Collo- 
qium will be held. The Couucil numbers 12 Synods, OlJO 
Ministers, 1,231 Congregations and 177,171 Communicants. 

1. A coi)y of Minures of Teiin. Synod. There is nothing 
in it that specially conc^erns this body. Our delegate Kev. 
W, Kimball, was cordially received, and as delegate to oui 
Synod, Kev. Timothy Moser, was a})pointed, whom I am 
pleased to see present with us. The Synod is harmonit)us 
and i)rosper()us. Kev. L. A. Fox is President, Kev. A. Jj. 
(house, Kec. Sec. and Kev. J. M. Smith, Cor. Sec. Its next 
meeting will be held in Mt. Calvary Church, Page Co., Va., 
on Thursday before the tirst Sunday in Oct., 1875. 



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5. The Minutes of S. 0. Synod. This body is successfully 
engaged in the work of building up the Church in its bounds. 
The report of the delegate to our last meeting gave a flat- 
tering account of our Synod. In regard to this Synod, it 
'vas moved that, respecting "a letter addressed to Dr. A. E. 
Eude, by Rev. W. E Hubbert, the delegate appointed by 
the N. C. Synod to attend our convention, we regret that 
circumstances prevented the writer from attending to the 
a[)pointmeut with which our brethren in North Carolina 
honored him, and we renew hereby to our sister Syuod our 
assurance of high respect, friendship and fraternal union, 
with our best wishes I'or their success and welfare, which we 
would gladly have expressed oi'all.N' to their representative." 

1 feel sure that this frciternal feeling is shared by all the 
members of our Synod. Eev. H. S. Wingard, is President. 
Its next convention will be held in St. Luke's Church, New- 
berry Co., S. C, Oct. 14tli. Eev. E. Caughman was appoint- 
ed delegate to this Synod. 

(). The following Minutes have also been received: Syuod 
of S. W. Va., Eev. J. A, Brown, Pres. ; Eev. J. B. Greiner, 
Eec. Sec, and Eev. A. Phillippi, Treas. ; Synod of Md., Eev. 
Gr Diehl, D. D., Pres. ; Synod of Central Illinois ; Synod of 
Pittsburgh, but there is in them nothing particularly rela- 
tive to this S^uod. 

Eespecti'nlly submitted, 

W. E HuBiiEKT, Cor. Sec. N. C. Synod. 

Synod then took a recess for one- half hour. 
AFTEENOON SESSION. 

At the call of the President, Synod resumed its business. 

On motion the following resolution was adopted. 

Resolvedy That the place of all members of the board ofN. 
C. College who are not installed during the hrst year (tf their 
.election, be declared vacant, and their places tilled at the 
following meeting of Synod. 

ELECTION OF TEUSTEES OF N. C. COi.LECi^J, 1875 

Elected at tliis meeting. Eevs. J. G . Neitter, T. Moser and 
P, A. Strobel, Coi. John Shimpoch,' xMr. C. T. Bernhardt, and 
i)r. I'. A. Sifford 

PEEVIOUS ELECTIONS. 

Eevs. I). M. Heukel, VV. Kimball, W. H. Cone, Mr. J. L. 
Grauer, Maj'. L. G. Heilig, and Col. P N. Heilig 

Eevs. S. Kotlirock, A. Julian, Messrs. D. Barrier. A. Foil, 
John M. Harkey, and Capt J. A. Fisher. 

ELECTION OF TRUSTEES OF MT. PLEASANT FE- 
MALE SEMIXAEY 

Eev. Prof. W. E. Hubbert, Messrs. D. Barrier, John Lentz, 
and J. Misenheimer. 



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PREVIOUS ELECTIONS. 

Eevs. D. M Heukel, J. G. Neiffer, Mr A. Foil, and Col. 
John Shimpoch. 

Kevs. W. A. Julian, W. H. Cone, Maj. L. G. Heilig, and 
Dr. J. L. Henderson. 

DELEGATES TO OTHEK ECCLESIASTIC BODIES. 

Rev. S. Kothrock was appointed delegate, and Rev. W. A. 
Julian his alternate to the S. C. Synod. 

Rev. C. H. Bernheim was appointed delegate, and Rev. 
W. H. Cone, his alternate to the Tenn. Synod. 

Rev. J. G. Neifl'er, was appointed delegate, and Rev. D. 
M. Henkel his alternate to the Pennsylvania Synod. 

On motion, the following resolution was adopted. 

Resolved^ That we approve the action of our Treasurer in 
lending money to our beneficiaries and that he be authorized 
to exchange the endorsed notes which he now holds against 
said beneficiaries, for their personal obligations. 

On motion, Besolved, That $200 be appropriated to Mr, F. 
T. Cook, and $150 be appropriated to Mr. W. A. Luts. 

On motion. Resolved, That $50 be paid to W. R Petra in 
quarterly installments, if that amount remains in the treas- 
ury after all other expenses ate paid. 

Resolved, That the sincere thanks of this Synod are ten- 
dered to the members of St. John's Church and vicinity, for 
their hospitality during our present meeting. 

Resolved, That this resolution be read by the Pastor 
from the pulpit at his next appointment. 

Rev. Timothy Moser, the delegate from the Tenn. Synod, 
expressed his pleasure iu being with this body, and hoped 
that a fraternal relation would still continue between the 
two Synods. 

Resolved^ That the Secretary be authorized to have 1,000 
copies of the Minutes printed and distribute them in propor- 
tion to the members and amount of money sent to Synod. 

Resolved, That the next meeting of Synod be held in St. 
Enoch's Church, Rowan Co., I*^. C. 

Resolved, That when this Synod adjourns it stand adjourn- 
ed to meet at St. Enoch's Church, on Tuesday before the 1st 
Sunday in May, 1876, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

Synod then adjourned to meet at the time and place men- 
tioned. Closed according to our prescribed form. 
The following is the receipt of Mrs. Scheck. 
Rec'd at the hands of Rev. S. Scherer, T_\veuty-seven Dol 
lars and thirty cents. ($27.30,) collection at bt. John's Church. 
May 6, 1875. L C. Scheck. 

R. L. Brown, Secretary of Synod. 



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FIRST SESSION. 

Thursday, April 29, 1875. 

The Miuisterium was called to order by the President, and 
was opened with prayer by the Rev. S. Scherer. 

On application Calvin W. Siiferd was admitted to appear 
before the Ministerium for examination, with a view to or- 
dination. 

Revs. Prof. L. A. Bikle, D. D., G. D. Bernhiem and J.G. 
Neiffer were appointed examining committee. After some 
time was spent in the examination, it was suspended until 
to morrow. Revs. W. R Ketchie and W. A. Julian were ap- 
pointed to examine some papers presented by the Rev. S. 
Scherer, in the interest of the colored, and to report. 

On motion, the Ministerium then adjourned subject to the 
call of the President. Prayer by Rev. H. M. Brown. 

SECOND SESSION. 

Friday, April 30, 1875. 
Ministerium was called to order by the President, and 
opened with prayer by the Rev. T. Moser. 

On motion the following resolution was adopted. 
Report of Committee on Papers of Rev. Sam'l 
Holt, (colored,) and others of his race. 

Your committee to whom were referred, the papers of 
Rev. Sam'l Holt, ((jolored) and others of his race, would 
respectfully report, that they have examined said papers 
and find that they contain nothing claiming the attention of 
this Ministerium. They report their churches in a prosper- 
ous condition. 

Your committee recommend that these papers be referred 
to Revs. S. Scherer and E. P. Parker, and that they be au- 
thorized to dispose of the whole matter according to the dic- 
tates of their good jngdment. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. Ketchie, 
Wm. a. Julian. 
Revs. P. A. Strobel and Prof, W. E. Hubbert were ex- 
cused for the evening. Revs. C, H. Bernheim and P. E. 
Zink were appointed committee to see to the religious in- 
terest of the colored in Davidson County. 

Revs. S. Scherer and E. P. Parker were continued as com- 
mittee to supervise the colored in their bounds. 



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Calvin W. Sifferd was tlieu invited in and the examina- 
tion continued; after which his examination was sustained. 

There was a unanimous vote that Calvin W. Sifl'erd, be 
ordained. 

Resolved, That the ordination take place to-morrow imme- 
diately after an ordination sermon is preached. 

Miuisterium then adjourned subject to the call of the Presi- 
dent. Closed with benediction. 

R. L. Brown, Secretary. 



lift Spidiil IM.ilfit:I|, 



JXJIj"'^ 25TX3: .^ISTID SSTXT, 187*4. 

In accordance with tlie constitutional requirement, the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of ISTorth Carolina, convened in 
special meeting in St. James Church, Concord, IST. C, at 10 
o'clock, A. M., July 25, 1S74, and was opened by the Presi- 
dent as prescribed in the "Book of Worshi})." In the ab- 
sence of the Secretary, Prof. L. A. Bikle, was appointed Sec. 
pro teni. 

The roll was called and the following Ministers and Lay- 
delegates answered to their names: Ministers, Kevs S. 
Kothrock, jS^. Aldrich, U. M Henkel,-P. A. Strobel, W. H. 
Cone, W A. Julian, C. H. Bernheim and Bev Prof. L, Bikle: 
Lay-delegates, Jesse W. MiUer, Dr. P. A. Sifferd, N. Black- 
welder, J. A. Linn and T. C Strieker. 

On motion the following Ministers having sent excuses 
for absence from this meeting were excused : Kevs. G-. D. 
Bernheim, J. H. Pesperman, B. L. Brown and W. Kimball. 

The President then stated the object of the meeting, viz.: 
to examine Mr. J. H. Harry with a view to his ordination 
and also his installation as pastor of the Concord charge. 

Synod now adjourned subject to the call of the President 
and was dismissed with the benediction by the President. 

The Miuisterium having met at the call of the President,, 
and transacted its business: Synod was again called to order 
and after some deliberation, there being no further business, 
adjourned, and was closed in accordance with our prescribed 
form in the "Book of Worship," and the benediction by the 
President. At 7 o'clock, P. M., the Secretary preached 
from Isaiah 43, 1. 

\\ . 11. Ketchie, Secretary. 



MINUTES OF Mmi^TEEIUM. 

The Miiiisterium met at the call of the President and was 
opened with prayer by Kev. W. A. Julian 

Eev. W. E Ketchie now apjjeared and took his seat in 
the Ministerium. 

The following committee was then appointed to examine 
Mr. J. H. Harry: Ke\ s. Prof. L. A. Bikle, D. M. Henkel, 
and N. A Id rich. 

The Ministerium now adjourned until IJ P. M. 

SECOND SESSION, 1^ P. M. 

The Ministerium met according to adjonrnment and was 
declared by the President ready for the transaction of busi- 
ness. The committee appointed now proceeded to examine 
Mr, J. H. Harry. 

On motion the examination was closed and by ballot it 
was decided by a unanimous vote, that Mr. J. H. Harry be 
ordained at 10^ o'clock. A, M., to-morrow. 

The Miuisterinm now adjourned, and was closed with 
prayer by Kev. W. H, Cone. 

W. E. Ketchie. 



LOED'S DAY EXEECISES. 



At 10 o'clock, A. M., the President, Eev. S. Eothrock, 
preached a very excellent, appropriate and instructive ser- 
mon, to a very attentive congregation, from ii Tim. i : 13. 

After the close of this sermon, and the singing of a hymn, 
the President, assisted by the Secretary, Eevs. W. H. Cone 
and C. 11. Bernheim, proceeded to ordain Mr. J. H. Harry to 
the work of the Gospel Ministry, which was done in a very 
solemn manner, in accordaiice with the order laid down in 
the Book of Worship. 

At 3 o'clock, r. M., Eev. N. Aldrich delivered another 
very good and instructive sermon, from i Thess. v. 12, 13, 
showing in a very clear and forcible manner, the duty 
of a congregation to its Pastor, and the light in which he 
should be viewed by those whom he serves At the close of 
this discourse, the President assisted by Eev. N. Aldrich, 
installed Eev. J. H. Harry pastor of St. James Church, Con- 
cord, in accordance with our, solemn and appropriate form as 
laid down in the Book of Worship. Thus ended the solemn 
and impressive services of this holy day. 

May the Great Head of the Church bless them to the good 
of many souls. 



OFFICERS OF 

NORTH GAROLINA SYNOD. 



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Rev. S. ROTHROCK, Pkesident. 

" . R. L. BROWN, Rkcokding Sko'y. 

" Pkof. W. E. HUBBERT, Coe. Sko'y. 
Maj. L. G. HEILIG, Teeasueee. 



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I. Resolved, That we recommend to the Church Council's the proprie- 
ty of adopting the plan of collecting the Pastors salary by assessment. 

II. Resolved, That in accordance with our Church discipline, chap, 6, 
section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every member of 
the Church to contribute to the support of the Gospel except such as in 
their judgement are too poor to do so. 

III. Resolved, That no minister in our connection shall be allowed to 
take charge of vacant congregations until they shall have satisfactorily 
met their obligations with their former pastor. 

IV. Resolved, That hereafter wiien a . Pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed stricily by the Discipline of our Church. 

Dto volente, The next Annual Synodical Convention will be held in St. 
Enoch's Church, Rowan Co., N. C., commencing on Tuesday before the 
first Lord's Day in May, 1876, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 



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^NNXJA.!. MINUTES 



OF THE 



EV ANGELICA!. 

LUTHERAN SYNOD, 



OF 



NOETH CAROLINA, 



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i^A.~2-, iSTe. 





North Carolina College 



THIS INSTITUTION is located at Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus county, 
N. C, nine miles from Concord, ihe County seat. 
It is conducted by the following corps of teachers : 

REV. J. B. DAVIS, D. D., 

PRESIDENT, 

And Professor of Mental and Moral Science. 

REV. W. E. HUBBERT, A. M., 
. Prof of Ancient Languages and Literature.. 

REV. A. L. YOUNT, A. B., 

Prof, of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics. 

RUFUS H. BROWN, A. M., 

Prof Elect of Mathematics and Physics: 

* 

Prof, of Modern Languages. 
D. LUTHER GROUSE, A. B., 
Adjunct Prof, of Ancient Languages and Principal of Pre- 
paratory .Department. 
Tutors employed as needed. The course of study is as 
full and thorough as any other College. The expenses 
are low, as follows ; 

Board for ten months, - - $80 to |100 
Tuition in College Classes for ten months, 50 
" •' Preparatory Department, in- 

cluding Greek and Latin, - - 40 
" Primary Department, - $20 to 25 

The healthfulness and morality of the place are notable, and are not 
least among the inducements offered. 
Send for Catalogue or Circular to the President. 

^Supplied by Professor of Ancient Languages. 



MINXITES 

OF THE 

SEVENTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION 

OP THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD m Mmmm op ioeiH ca!ioliia, 

HELD IK 

ST. ENOCH'S EYANCfELICAL LUTHEEAH CHURCR 

I^O-W^SlKT CO., XsT. C, 

Prom May 2d to May 6th, 1876. 



RALEIGH : 

JJews Job pPFicE and j3ook Bimdep^t. 
1876. ^ 



M.IlSrUTES 

OP THE 



SEVENTY-THIRD CONVENTION 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Korth Corolina. 



According to a resolution of adjournment, adopted at 
its last meeting, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod ofl^Torth 
"Carolina convened in St. Enoch's Church, Rowan county, 
N. C, on Tuesday, May 2, 1876, at 10 o'clock, a. m. The 
-opening sermon was preached by the President from Matt. 
21st chapter and latter part of the 28th verse. Synod 
was opened according to regular form by the President. 

The roll was called and the names of the members of 
Synod recorded. 

MINISTERS, 



Names. 

t. Rev. S. Rothrock, 

8. " J. B. Davis, D. D.. 

"S. " S. SCHEBER.t 

4. " G. D. Bernheim,* 

5. " T. W. DOSH, D. D.,i 
«. " C. H. Beknheim,$ 

7. " W. H. Cone, 

8. " W. A. Julian, 

9. " L. A. BiKLE, D. D.. 
10. " W. Kimball, 

n. " Prof. W. E. HUBBERT, 

13. " .1. H. Fesperman,* 
18. " W. R. Ketchie. 

14. " R. L. Brown, 

15. " E. P. Parker,^ 
18. " H. M. Brown, 

17. " P. E. ZiNK.t 

18. " V. Stickle Y,t 

19. *' R. Wm. Petrea.II 



Post OffIck. 

Gold Hill, 

Mt. Pleasant, 

Oibsonville, 

Wilmington, 

Salisbury, 

Lexington, 

Gold Hill, 

Mill Hill, 

Concord, 

China Grove, 

Mt. Pleasant, 

Satesville, 

County Line, Davie Co. 

Rockwell, 

Brick Church. 

Salisbury, 

Lexington, 

Mt. una, 

Mt. Pleasant, 



Ordained. 

N. C. 1834. 

183!>. 
1840. 
1852. 
1858. 
1658. 
1858. 
1859. 
1862. 
1862. 
1870. 
1871. 
1871. 
1871. 
1873. 
187.3. 
187.3. 
1873. 
1876. 



•Ap'redgndday. tRec'd this Synod. JAh.sent. HOrdained at this meeting. 



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The Delegates then handed in their credentials anoi 
were received. 



Delegates. 
Mr. Caleb L. Kcssuan,* 
" A. C. Barrier.* 
" JOHN Wagneu, 

•' H. H. ElLEBS,* 

" w. L. Thompson, 
" JOHN Earnhardt, 
•' W. T. H. Plaster, 
■' Joseph Cook,* 
" John Yost,* 
" J. A. Haithcox,* 
■' M. L. Barringer, 
" Charles Lyerly, 
*' John Fisjier, 
" Alexander Brown, 
Col. P. N. Heilig,* 

Dr. P. A. SIFFEKD,* 

Archibald Cline.* 



Ministers*. 
Rev. 8. Rothrobk, 
" J. B. Davis, D. D., 
" 8. Kchebkr, 

" O. D. BERNUi:iM, 

" C. H. Bernheim. 

" W. H. Cone, 

" W. A. Julian, 

•' L. A. Biklb, D. D., 

" W. Kimball, 

" J. n. Fesperman, 

" W. R. Ketchie, 

" R. L. Brown, 

" c. M. Brown, 

•' V. Stickley, 

" T. W. DoSH, D. D., ' 
Ebenezer Church,. 
Bt. John's Church, Cabarrua Co. N. C.^ 



The President read his report, which was, on motion^ 
laid on the table to be placed in the hands of the proper 
committee. 



PHESIi:>ENT'S REPOIiT. 
Deak Brethren: 

. Our Annual' Synodical Conventions arc fraught with- 
responsibility and interest. 

With responsibility, 

1 To the ministers. As ministers we occupy the mo- 
mentous position of ambassadors for Christ. Upon us it 
devolves faithfully to deliver the message intrusted to 
us by Christ our Sovereign. As ambassadors for Christ, 
it is made our solemn and sacred duty to preach with. 
earnest— '-^^ f.r1elitv the entire and unadulterated 
truth o/God^so as to edify the humble Christian; to di- 
rect the awakened and mourning p^iten^ to^ Christ Jok- 

^Appeared second day. 



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'Comfort and relief; and to warn the impenitent of their 
-impending danger and ruin. At every S3^nodical meet- 
ing an appropriate opportunity is offered for a review of 
the past, with reference to the manner in which the 
Tarious duties obligatory upon us have been discharged. 
It also devolves upon us, in our ministerial capacity, to 
•induct others into the sacred office, " by the laying on of 
hands and by prayer," that they may take part with 
*iis in the great work of saving souls and advancing 
the prosperity of our blessei Zion. But to the successful 
progress of the Church, it is essential that there be 
unanimity in doctrinal sentiment, and uniformity in 
mode of worship, on the part of those who are appointed 
to be the instructors and leaders of the people in spirit- 
ual things. For, discordanc}^ in doctrinal views and 
mode of worship among the Ministers, will be productive 
of a like discordancy among the members of the Church ; 
with praj'-erful deliberation, therefore, should the admo- 
nition of St. Paul to Timothy be heeded : " Lay hands 
suddenly on no man." 
With responsibility. 

"2. To the Ministers and Lay-Delegates jointly: To us, 
in our synodical capacity, the prosperity of the church 
is to a great extent given in charge, and upon us it de- 
volves with prayerful and mutual consultation, to devise 
well-matured and feasible plans for doing good. In the 
money assessments for synodical and benevolent objects, 
the pecuniary abilitv of the various congregations should 
be carefully consulted, so as not to impose undue bur- 
-dens ; and the assessed contributions sent up to Synod 
should be very judiciously and economically appropri- 
4ited and disbursed. In all our Synodical transactions 
Ahere should be a supreme aim at the advancement of the 
glory of God in promoting the extension and welfare of 
the Church. 

S. With interest to the members of the church. The 



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members of the church look forward to the annual meet- 
ing of Synod with no small degree of interest. They ex- 
pect the Synod to adopt wholesome and efficient meas- 
ures, and to make judicious arrangements for the general 
prosperity of the church, and for the supply of all our 
congregations with religious ordinances. It is believed 
that the members of our congregations generally are im- 
proving in liberality in contributing of their money for 
synodical and benevolent purposes, but they look upon 
the Synod as the guardian o^heir contributions, and care- 
fully scan the application and disbursement of the same^ 
That some of our synodical funds have in some cases 
been misapplied, is a truth not to be disguised, but thati 
has not, perhaps, been so much the fault of Synod, as it 
has been the want of genuine sterling honesty on the part 
of some, who in bad faith have been the recipients. In 
view then of the responsibility and interest with which, 
our Annual Synodical Conventions are fraught, let u& 
devoutly invoke the enlightening and directing influ- 
ences of the Divine Spirit to "guide us into all the truth."' 

In compliance with constitutional requirements, it i&^ 
made my duty to present a report of my official acts dur- 
ing the past year: 

"On the 10th of last May, a letter of dismission was for- 
warded to Rev. N. Aldrich, of Vandalia, 111., as a pass- 
port to membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Indiana. 
Synod. 

On the 26th of last May, Col. John Shimpoch tendered 
to me, in writing, his resignation as Trustee of Mount- 
Pleasant Female Seminar3^ It will be the duty of Sy- 
nod, at this meeting, to fill the vacancy. 

On the 10th of last June a letter of dismission was for- 
warded to Rev. C. W, Sifford, of Anna, 111., transfering 
him to the Evangelical Lutheran Southern Illinois Sy- 
nod. 

On the 241 h of last June a letter was received froBi 



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Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D , informing me that he had re- 
signed the charge of Ebenezer Church, and accepted of a 
call of the Concord Pastorate, and had ensered upon the 
pastoral charge of his pastoral duties in said field. 

On the 14th of last August, a letter was received from 
Rev. P. A. Strobel, informing me that his pastoral rela- 
tions with Organ Cuurch Pastorate would terminate on 
the last Sabbath in September ensutng ; that he had 
been invited to return to the State of N. Y., and requested 
a letter of dismission to the Hartwick Synod. This re- 
qUBst was complied with and a letter of dismission was 
forwarded. 

On the 21st If August last, a letter was received from 
Rev. W. R. Ketchie, stating that he had accepted a call 
to St. Paul's Church, in Iredell county, and was supply- 
ing it witn preaching regularly twice a month. 

On the 24th of last September a letter was received 
from Rev. J. G. Neiffer, setting forth that he had resigned 
the Charge of St. John's Church in Salisbury, and ac- 
cepted of a call to Rion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
in Lima, Ohio, and asked for a letter of dismission to the 
Evangelical Lutheran District Synod of Ohio. A letter 
of dismission was forwarded. 

With the close of the last civil year, my former charge, 
St. Luke's and Salem churches became vacant by my re- 
signation, since which time my labors have been given 
to the Organ Church Pastorate. From a notice in the 
Lutheran Visitor, Rev. V. Stickley, late from Virginia, has 
taken charge of Salem and St. Luke's churches, but noth- 
ing official on the subject has yet been communicated to 
me. 

On the 28th of February last, a letter was received 
from R. W. Petrea, a theological student, stating that he 
had receiued and accepted a call from Ebenezer and St. 
John's congregations, and would apply for ordination 
at this meeting of Synod. He was advised that it was 



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premature for a theological student to accept of a call 
prior to his ordination. 

On the first of last March, a communication was re- 
ceived from Rev T. W. Dosh, D. D., certifying that he 
had taken charge of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in Salisbury, and expected to make application 
at this meeting of Synod, for admission into the same. 

On the 8rd of March .a letter was received from Rev. 
D. M. Henkel, informing me that he had accepted of a 
call to St. Mark's Church, Nokomis, Ind., and requested 
■aletter of dismission to the Evangelical Lutheran Indiana 
Synod. This request was granted and a letter of dismis.- 
slon forwarded. 

Two Churches were consecrated to the service of God 
"during the past year, viz : 

The Church of the Reformation at Cherry Hill, in Da- 
vie county, Rev. H. M- Brown, Pastor, was consecrated to 
the service af God on the 27th of last June. Rev. W.- 
Kimball preached an interesting dedication sermon on 
the occasion. The church is a frame building, of com- 
modious dimensions, and an ornament to the community 
in which it is located. 

St. Matthew's Church, also in Davie county. Rev. W. 
R. Ketchie, Pastor, was consecrated on the lith of April 
and set apart as a house for God. Rev. C. H. Beinheim 
preached an instructive sermon with special reference to 
the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Pastor and con- 
gregation of St. Matthew's Church deserve much praise 
for their untiring zeal in the completion of their house 
of worship. 

On tne 14tii of April the corner stone of a new church 
edifice was laid, Rev. R. L. Brown, Pastor, with appropri- 
ate religious services as set forth in our Book of Wor- 
ship, and designated Union Church. The old church 
having become more or less dilapidated and no longer 
adapted to the wants and comfort of the congregation, 



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they resolved on the erection of a new brick edifice, 
which, when completed, will be of ver}' comfortable and 
commodious dimensions, and will reflect much praise 
upon the zeal and liberality of Pastor and people. Rev. 
R. W. Kimball addressed the audience present in a very 
interesting and instructive manner in vindication of the 
Lutheran Church and doctrines. , 

It is felt to be a duty to communicate the mournful in- 
telligence of the death of Rev. Wm. Artz, who took his 
exit from earth on the 19th of April in this year. Rev- 
W. Artz was for many years an active member of the 
Synod, was a profound thinker, and possessed a high 
grade of pulpit abilities, but has attained the end ef his 
earthly pilgrimmage and gone to his final reward. 

It is recommended that all resolutions heretofore 
adopted by this Synod relating to the gratuitous instruc- 
tion in North Carolina College of indigent young men 
having the ministry in view, be rescinded. 

It is further recommended, that Sec. 2, of Chap. 9, of 
the Constitution of Synod, be so altered and amended 
that twelve members shall constitute the regular Board 
of Trustees of North Carolina College. 

My last official act is performed. Believe me to be 
sincere, when you are assured of the grateful apprecia- 
tion of your confidence and partiality, which elevated 
me to the position which is now vacated. 

And now, may 'the peace of God, which passeth all 
understanding, keep your hearts and minds through 
Christ Jesus." Amen. 

SAM'L ROTHROCK, Pres. 

Synod now proceeded to elect officers for the ensuing 
3'ear, which resulted as follows : 

Rev L. A. Bikle, D. D., Presidenl. 
" C H. Bernheim, Becording Secretary. 

" Prof. W. E. HuBBERT, Corresponding ISecreiary. 
•' S. RoTHROCK,* Treasurer. 

♦Col. L. G. Heilig was first elected, but declining to serve. Rev. 8. Kothrock 
was elected instead. 



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Rev. V. Stickley, from S, W. Va. Synod, presensed his 
certificate of honorable dismission from that body and 
was accordingly received as a member of this Synod. 

All papers intended for Synod were now called for and 
received. Rev. W. H. Cone, a delegate, appeared, and 
upon presentation of his credential, took his seat as a 
member of Synod. The reports on the state of the 
Churches were read by the ministers. 

Synod now adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 
9 o'clock. 



WEDNESDAY, May 3d, 9 a. m. 

Synod was opened with singing. Prayer was offered 
by Rev. H. M. Brown. 

Rev. J. H. Fesperman and delegate Mr. James A. 
Haithcox appeared and took their seats. 

Dr. P. A. Sifferd, delegate from Ebenezer Church, pre- 
sented his certificate and was received as a member of 
Synod. 

On motion, Mr. R. W. Petrea, a theological student,, 
Avas received as an advisory member. 

The President appointed the following 

STANDING COMMITTEES : 

1. On President's Report. — Revs. G. D. Bernheim, W.. 
Kimball, and Mr. W. L. Thompson. 

2. On State of the Church. -Frol W. E. Hubbert, Rev.. 
W. A Julian, and Col. P. N. Heilig. 

3. On Church Institutions. — Revs. S. Rothrock, W. H. 
Cone, aii.d Mr. A. Brown. 

4. On Missions. — Revs. E. P. Parker, W. R. Ketchie, 
and Mr. M. L. Barriuger, 

5. On Unfinished Business. — Revs. V. Stickley, R. L. 
Brown, and Mr. John Fisher. 



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6. On Conference Proceedings.— Reys. W. H.Cone,W. E" 
Hubbert, and Mr. John Earnhardt. 

7. On Petitions. — Revs. W. Kimball, H. M. Brown, and 
Mr. W. T. H. Plaster. 

8. On Vacancies. — Revs. H. M. Brown, J. H. Fesperman^ 
and Mr. C. L. Nussman. 

9. On Finance. — Messrs. H. B. Eilers, A. Brawn, and 
John Wagner. 

10. On Appeals. — A special Committee was appointed, 
consisting of Revs. S. Rothrock, J. B. Davis, D. D., and 
Dr. P. A. Sifferd. 

Parochial reports were called for and placed in the 
hands of the Secretary. 



PAROCHIAL REPORT. 



General. 



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Synodical. 



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Educational, 



Prayer Meetings. 



Bible Classes. 



Scholars. 



Teachers. 



Sunday Schools. 



Funerals. 



Death of members. 



Expulsions. 



Dismissions. 



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Admissions. 



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Report of the corresponding delegate to the Tennessee 

Synod was read and on motion received and recorded. 

Report of the Corresponding Delegate to the Tennessee 

Synod. 

Your delegate to the Tennessee Synod met with that 
body, which convened in Mt. Calvary Church, Page Co. 
Va. He was very cordially received by the Synod, and. 
all the courtesies extended to him as your representative. 

This Synod is doing much for the spread of the Gos- 
pel, and building up general Lutheranism within her- 
bounds. They have a number of beneficiaries, who are 
preparing for the ministry upon the funds of the Church. 

Your delegate recommended to them to sustain our ■ 
College, and desired them to co-operate with us to raise 
an endowment for the College, or rather endow a pro' 
fessorship themselves. A true spirit of brotiierly love 
unites and cements them together in the bonds of peacen,. 

Rev. Smith was chosen as delegate to this Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, C. PI. Beknheim. 

Report of the corrosponding delegate to the South Car- 
olina Synod was read, received and adopted, 
Repoi-t of Delegate to S. O. Synod. 

In fulfillment of his appointment, your delegate at- 
tended the fifty-first Annual Convention of the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and adjacent , 
States, which assembled in St. Luke's Church, Newberry 
county. S. C, on Thursday, Oct. 14th, 1875. Your dele- 
gate was received Avith much cordiality, and tendered to 
that body our Christian salutations, and M'as assured of 
their continued fraternal feelings in return. A spirit of 
harrnany and earnest devotion to the cause of the Master. ^ 
pervaded all their deliberations. 

Rev. J. D. Bolles was appointed corresponding dele* - 
gate to this Synod, and Rev. E. A. Bolles Alternate. 
Resyectfully submitted, 

Sam'l Rolhrock, Delegate. . 



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Synod now took a recess until 2 o'clock. 
Divine service was conducted by Rev. H. M. Brown, 
who preached from Romans x, 9, 10. 

2J o'clock, p. m. 

Synod resumed business at the appointed hour. 

Rev. Edwin A. Bolles, delegate from S. C, Synod, ap- 
peared, and on motion was received as an advisory mem- 
-ber of this Synod. 

The certificate of Rev. T. W. Dosh, D. D., from the & 
O. Synod, was read, and he was received as a member of 
ihis body, 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF SYNOD 

was presented and read, and then placed in the hands of 
the Finance Committee. His resignation was presented 
whereupon a uew election was held, which resulted in 
the choice of Rev. S. Rothrock. 

Treasurer's Report. 

L. G. HEILIG, 

1)1 account with 

The Ev. Lutheran Synod. Dr. 

To am't on hand from the year 1874-'75, f 101 75 

« " Received from Synod May, 1875, 346 43 

'' « " " Union Church, ' 6 GO 



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^v am't paid Rev. S. Rothrock, as per 

order, % 5 00 

" *' paid Rev. S. Henkel & Co., 

printing Minutes, 48 00 

■^* '' paid Rev. R. L. Brown, trans- 

porting do., 4 50 

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Respectfully submitted, 

L. G. HEILIG, Treasurer. 
Mr. W. L. Thompson was excused from further attend- 
ance of Synod after to- day. 

Synod now adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 
o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Edwin A. Bolles. 



THURSDAY, 9 O'CLOCK, A. M. 
Synod was opened with singing. Prayer by Rev. W. 
Kimball. 
The minutes were read and confirmed. 
The Report on the President's Beport was received, 
considered by items, and adopted. 

Report on President's Report. 
Your Committee to whom wa^ referred the President's 
Report beg leave to submit the following: 

♦Included in consolidated note of §200. 



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They have carefully examined the Report of the Pres- 
ident and find only these two items that claim the action 
of the Synod : 

1. A rocdrai/iendation to abolish all actions of Synod 
relating to the gratuitous instruction in N. C. College of 
indigent young men having the ministry in view. We 
are of opinion that Synod has alread}^ done so, and pays 
the College such tuition of all those aforesaid persons 
connected with our Synod. If, however, such actions 
have not been rescinded, Ave recommend that it be done 
at this time. 

2. The other recommendation of the President, to 
change the Constitution of our Synod in reference to the 
number of members in the College Board of Trustees, we 
recommend not to be adopted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. Beiinhp:im, 

W. Kl MALL, 

W. L. Thompson'. 

The report on Bear Creek Church, Stanly Co., was re- 
ceived and adopted. The following resolutions in con- 
nection -with the above report were adopted : 

Report of Committee on Bear Creek Church. 

The undersigned, a majority of the Committee appoint- 
ed at 'last Synod (see resolution p. 16 of Minutes) to in- 
vestigate a certain difficulty existing in the congregation 
at Bear Creek Church, met at the old Church, July 15, 
1875, and after hearing all the facts in the case, decided 
as follows : 

That all ?»'ho Yri.:h to ^^g to the ncv,' Church to worship, 
have leave to do so in peace and quietness, and all who 
wish to remain at the old Church and employ their own 
preacher, have leave to do so, upon certain conditions 



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and bases as specified by the Committee, a copy of which 
was furnished to each of the parties concerned. 

It afifords your Committee great pleasure to report thafc 
their decision in the case was satisfactory and acquiesced 
in by all parties interested. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sam'l Rothrock, 
John Shimpoch, 

Commiiiee, 

Resolved. That both the n§w and the old congregations 
of Bethel Church, Stanly Co., be embraced in the Organ 
pastorate. 

Resolved, That inasmuch as the old congregation have 
of their own free will, and for the consideration of |6 to 
them in hand paid for the purchase of a record book, 
transjferred all the old records into the hands of the new 
organization, the said new organization be declared as 
Bethel Church in Stanly County. 

Resolved, That the pastor in charge preach on each 
Sunday afternoon, for the present, in the old Churchy 
w^hen he preaches in the morning at the new Church. 

Report on Unfinished Business. 

Was received and adopted. 

Your Committee find but little in the Minutes of last 
meeting of Synod claiming the attention of Synod now. 

On page 13 Synod recommend that every Minister lift 
collection in each Church at the next communion sea,- 
son, to repair buildings of North Carolina College, dam- 
aged by storm. Has this been done? 

Page 16: On motion, Rev. S. Rothrock, Col. Joba 
Shimpock and Dr, P. A. Sifferd Were appointed a Com- 
mittee to investigate a certain difficulty now existing m 



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the congregation at Bear Creek Church. Has this been 
attended to ? 

Respectfullv submitted, 

Y. Stickley, 
R. L. Bkown. 
Answer to item first — partly so. Second item was met 
by the Report above. 

Report on Petitions. 

Was received and adopted. 

Your Committee on Petitions respectfully submit the 
following : 

No. 1. Is a petition from the old Bethel Church in 
Stanly setting forth some complaints, and claiming to be 
■an integral part of the Organ pastorate. They earnestly 
jequest the Synod to do something for them. Your com- 
mittee recommend that the Synod settle this matter by 
stating which of the two Churches, the old or new Bethel, 
lyelong to the Organ pastorate. 

Nos. 2 and 3. Are petitions from the St. John and 
Eoenezer Churches, asking the ordination of Mr. R. W. 
Petrea. We refer these petitions to the Ministerium, 
their legitimate place. 

No. 4. Is a petition from Sandy Creek and Pilgrim 
Churches: 1st. Asking Synod to constitute these two 
Churches a charge. 2d. Requesting that Synod form a 
cliarge of Bethany, Hopewell and Nazareth Churches, 
sr;d that they be supplied with the means of Grace by 
Kev. p. E. Zink. Your Committee recommend the adop- 
tion of the first part of the petition, and recommend the 
ise^ond to the consideration and action of the Synod. 

No. 5. Is a petition from Sandy Creek praying Synod 
t0 hold its next Convention in their Church. We re- 
c&iKmend this to the favorable notice of the Sj'nod at 
the time of selecting a place for its next meeting. 

No. 6. Is a petition from Luther's Church, in which 



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they pray Synod to connect said Church with Rev, R. L, 
Brown's charge. Having learned that Brother Brown 
cannot serve the congregation, your Committee, there- 
fore, recommend that said petition be not granted. 

No. 7. Is a petition from St. Matthew's, St, Peter's, Lu- 
ther's and St. Mark's, in Rowan County, praying to con- 
stitute said Churches a charge. This petition contains a 
counter petition from St. Peter's protesting that the field 
will be too large; expressing, however, a willingness to 
submit if no better arrangement can be made. The pe- 
tition is not signed by the officers of Luther's Church. 
Having considered tliese papers, we recommend that St. 
Matthew's, St. Mark's, Luther's and St. Peter's constitute 
a pastoral charge. 

No. 8. Is a letter from Rev. J. M. Smith, delegate from 
the Tennessee Synod, stating the reasons why he could 
not attend the present meeting of our Synod. We re- 
commend that his letter be read before Synod. 

No. 9. Is a letter from Rev. P. E. Zink, in which he 
states that urgent business prevented him from attending 
this Synod ical Convention. He prays to be excused. 
Your Cpmmittee recommend that he be excused. 

No. 10. Is a letter from our afflicted Brother, the Rev. 
S. Scherer, stating his providential afflictions, and deep 
regret that he cannot be with his brethren at the present 
meeting of the Synod. He expresses the belief and hope 
that his brethren will cheerfully excuse him, and asks 
an interest in the prayers of the Church. 

Your Committee recommend the adoption of the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

Resolved, That we sincerely regret that our beloved 
brother Scherer has been providentially prevented by 
sickness from meeting with us in our present Synodical 
Convention, and that we cheerfully excuse his absence, 
and assure him that he has the entire sympathies of the 



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yynocl, and that we will daily remember bim in prayer 
at a Throne of Divine Grace. 

K"o. 11. Is a letter from Rev.T. W.Dosh, D. D., informing 
Synod, and expressing his sincere regret, that he cannot 
meet with us in S3'nod on account of the severe illness of 
his child. Your Committee recommend that he be ex- 
excused, and assure him that he has the sympathies and 
prayers of the Synod. 

W. Kimball, 
H. M. Brown, 
W. T. H. Plastek, 
Committee. 

Pilgrim and Sandy Creek Churches were formed into 
a pastorate, and Bethanj^, Hopewell and Nazareth were 
formed into another pastorate, and the latter were re- 
commended to Rev. P. E. Zink to supply them v»'ith the 
means of Grace. 

Resolved, That Union &, Christiana Churches consti- 
tute a pastorate. 

Synod now took a recess until 1|- oclock, P. M. 

Divine services by Rev. V. Stickley, preached from 
Hebrews, the 12th chapter, 1st and 2nd verses. 

1^ o'clock, p. m. 

Synod resumed its business. 

The following members were chosen on the Missionary 
Committe for the ensuing year, viz : Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. 
D., Rev. T. W. Dosh, D. D., and Rev. S. Rothrock. 

Report of Conferential Proceedings was received, and 
pending its consideration by items. Synod adjourned 
until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock. 

Prayer by Rev. C. H. Bernheim. 



Synod was opened with singing and prayer, by Rev. J. 
B.'Davis, D. D. 



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On motion the report pending was suspended, and the 

report on Finance was considered and adoj ted. 

Report on Finance. 

The Committee on Finance report that they have ex- 
amined the Treasurer's report and find it correct. They 
also report the following contributions for Synodical and 
benevolent purposes : 
Rev. S. Rothrock's church : 

Organ Church As., $45 00 paid $24 35 

St. Stephen's " lO 00 " 6 68 

Bethel " 10 00 " 8 10 
Rev. J. B. Davis' church : 

Holy Trinity Ass., $25 00 paid $18 25 
Rev. S Sherer's church : 

Frieden's Ass., $25 00 paid $4 19 

Macedonia '' 5 00 " 00 

St. Paul's " 5 00 " 00 
Rev. C. H. Bernheim's church : 

Sandy Creek Ass., $20 00 paid $7 20 

Pilgrim's " 12 00 " 7 17 

feeck's " 10 00 " 00 

Bethany " 6 00 " 00 
Rev. W. H. Cone's church : 

St. Peter's Ass., $10 00 paid 10 00 

St. Mark's " 10 00 '' 8 70 

St. Luther's "• 8 00 " 6 95 

St. Matthew's " 15 00 " 12 00 
Rev. W. A. Julian's church : 

St. Enoch's Ass., $20 00 paid $10 00 

Trinity " 10 00 " 2 50 
Rev. L. A. Bikle's church : 

St. James Ass., $40 00 paid $10 00 
Rev. W. Kimball's church : 

Luther's Chapel Ass., $35 00 paid $15 42 

St. Paul's " 15 08 " 10 00 



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Rev. T. W. Dosh's church : 

St. John's Ass., $30 00 paid $20 00 

Rev. J. H. Fesperman's church : 

St. Michael's Ass., |20 00 paid $7 00 

Thyatyra " 5 00 " 1 00 

Providence " " 1 00 

R«v. W. R. Ketchie's churcli : 

St. Matthew's Ass., $3 00 paid $3 00 

St. Paul's " " 4 45 

Rev. R. L. Brown's church : 

Union Ass., $30 00 paid $4 25 

Christiana " " 3 65 

Rev. E. P. Parker's church : 

Richland Ass., $ 5 00 paid $S 50 

Laus " 15 00 " 5 00 

Coble's '' 5 Oo " 1 10 

Rev. H. M. Brown's church : 

Bethel Ass., $20 00 paid $13 25 

Christ's " 5 00 " 3 75 

Jerusalem " 2 00 " 2 00 

Rev. W. R. Petrea's churcli : 

St. John's Ass., $50 00 paid $50 00 

Ebenezer " 15 00 " 15 00 

Rev. V. Stickley's church : 

Salem Ass., $20 00 paid $8 25 

St. Luke's " 10 00 " 5 00 

D. J. Koont's col. church : 

Pleasant Grove, paid $1 00 



Total ■ ■ ■■ $363 71 

VACANT CHURCHES. 

St. Mark's, Charlotte Ass., $15 00 paid 

Newton " 5 " 

Mt. Carmel " ■ 3 " 

Forsythe " 5 " 



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Your Committee find a deficiencj of ^316.30 of tli<5 
apportioned amount. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

H. B. EILERS, Chr'm'x. 
A. BROWN. 
J. WAGGONER. 
Rev. J. S. Heilig was received as an advising member 
of this body. 

A Committe on opportionment was appointed by tko 
chair, consisting of Revs. W. H. Cone, W. A. Julian and 
P. A. Sifferd. 

The report on Conferontial Proceedings was now coia- 
sidered by items and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Conferences. 

The Ministers of the Western Conference show thafe 
body to be actively engaged in the work of the Churches 
within its bounds ; it held three meetings which were 
very generally attended by the members. The officers 
are : 

Rev. W. Kimball, President. 

" R. L. Brown, Secretary. 

" W. E. HuBBERT, Treasurer. 

The Conference contributed to the aid of a Theologi- 
cal student. 

The Eastern Conference also held three regular meet- 
ings. The work of this body seems to be moving forward 
successfully, all its vacant congregations have now se- 
cured pastors, thus making valuable additions to its cler- 
ical ranks. The officers are : 

Rev. C H. Bernheim, PresiderU. 

" H. M. Brown, Secretary. 

" R. L. Brown, Treasurer. 

At the session in Salisbury, January 29th, 1876, t!i© 
following was adopted : 

"Resolved, That we recommend to Synod the adoption 



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of some action, placing the nomination of Ministers to 
Tacant congregations within its bounds, exclusively to 
4he President of Synod." 

Both Conferences had interesting and instructive dis- 
cussions of doctrinal questions, and close practical preacli- 
ieg of the word, by which we trust much good was done. 
We are glad to note the punctuality with which these 
Conferences are attended. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. HUBBERT. 

W. H. Cone. 
J. Earnhart. 

A Committee of three was appointed, consisting of 
Eevs. G. D. Bernheim, J. B. Davis, D. D., and S. Both- 
rock, to revise the Constitution, touching the article on 
the President, making him the only person to nominate 
ministers to vacant congregations. 

The reports on Church Institutions were received and 



Cliurcli Institutions and Education. 

The Committee on Church Institutions and Education 
present the following : 

No. 1. As the report of the Chairman of the Board 
©f Trustees of North Carolina College, your committee 
lecommend that the report be read, considered by items, 
and inserted in the minutes. 

No. 2. As the report of the Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees of Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, your Com- 
mittee recommend that this report be read, considered 
hj items and inserted in the minutes. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Saml. Rothrock. 
W. H. CoxNE. 
Alex. Browk. 



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Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

May 1st, 1876. 
1o the Evangelical Lutheran Synod : 

Brethren : — As Chairman of the Board of Trustees of 
N. C. College it is my duty to forward an annual report 
of said institution to your body. First, I would state that 
the buildings were thoroughly repaired during the last 
vacation, and have been but little abused during the 
present session. 

The order and dfeportment of the students in the main 
has been commendable. 

The number of students enrolled to this ti'ne is 114. 

The income will not be sufficient to meet the indebted- 
ness incurred for the scholastic year. In this connection 
would say that the board in their judgement saw proper 
to raise the price of tuition in all the departments ex- 
cept the primary, to take effect at the beginning of the 
■ next session. 

The matter of farming out the institution as recom- 
mended or suggested by Synod at its last meeting has 
been discussed by the Board. At their last meeting the 
following resolution was passed : 

Resolved, "That this Board does not see its way clear at 
this time to farm out N. C. College, and would respect- 
fully refer the matter back to Synod." The propriety of 
erecting a student's boarding house has also been dis- 
cussed by the Board, which may be brought to the at- 
tention of Synod, by the friends of the enterprize. Not- 
withstanding the stringency in money matters I do not 
deem this measure impracticable, as it is intended to 
benefit the worthy class of students not provided for in 
our institution. 

I would respectfully suggest that the number of Trus- 
tees be reduced to twelve, and that the^^be chosen as near 
the institution as practicable, as it occasionally occurs 
that a quorum is not present at the appointed meetings. 



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The indebtedness of the institution at the close of this 
term will be about $2500 ; it behooves your body to sug- 
gest plans to liquidate this debt. 

In conclusion, I would say that the President, Dr. Da- 
vis, has the confidence of the people in this community, 
and if our church was able or had the disposition to en- 
dow our college that we could associate with him men 
of experience and ability and could successfully compete 
with similar institutions in our cotintry. 
Very respectfully, 

H. G. HEILIG, 
Chairman Board of Trustees N. C. College. 



Report of Board of Trustees. 

Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

May 1st, 1676. ' 
To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, ]S\ C: 

Brethren: — As Chairman of the Board of Trustees of 
Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, would respectfully report 
that this Institution is in a prosperous condition, the in- 
debtedness is trivia], and I feel encouraged to sa}'', should 
we be so fortunate as to retain the present incumbent, 
Prof. L. 11. Rotlirock, at its head, it will rank among the 
first institutions where a solid education is received ; 
there arc in attendance between forty and fift}^ pupils. 
In m}^ opinion persons having daughters to educate, 
(especially in text Ijook's) could not do better than to pat- 
ronize this institution. 

Very respectfully, 

L. G. Heilig. 
Chairman Board of Trustees Mt. Pleasant Seminary. 

The following resolutions were passed : 

1. Resolved, That we so construe the Constitution of 



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* 

the College that seven members shall constitute a quo- 
rum in the Board of Trustees of N. C. College, for the- 
transaction of business. 

2. Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of North Caro- 
lina College be instructed to appoint a committee of five,, 
three ministers and two laymen, to attend the examina- 
tions of the College, and report the progress of the stu- 
dents in the various departments. 

On motion Messrs. Eilers, Nussman, Wagner and Earn- 
hardt were excused from further attendance after to-day. 

Synod now took a recess until IJ P. M. 

Divine service was held by Rev. Edwin A. Bolles, from. 
Luke 12, 5. 

1^ p. M. 

Synod resumed its business. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the five years resolution preventing a? 
union with an^ other ecclesiastical body be and is hereby 
repealed. 

The Committee on Missions presented their report,, 
which w^as received and adopted. 

< Report on Missions. 

Your Committee on Missions, having no documents 
placed in their hands, hardly knov how to report. 

However, having learned something of the condition 
of St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church, in Charlotte, and 
considering it highly important that our Lutheran in- 
terests in that growing city should not be neglected, es- 
pecially since the prospects there are quite flattering, so 
as to warrant the belief that with a good working pastor 
the congregation would in a very short time become self- 
sustaining ; your Committee would recommend that the ■ 
Mission Committee appropriate $100 of its funds, if nee- - 
essary, to aid them in securing a suitable pastor. 



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For want of information as to other points, your Com- 
>mittee have nothing further to report. 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. P. Paekee, 
W. R. Ketchie, 
M. L. Barringee. 

The Corresponding Secretary read his report, which 
was adopted. 

Annual Report of Corresponding Secretary. 

Tg the Ev. Lv.tlieran Synod of N. C: 

In accordance with a requirement of Synod, I make 
the following report : 

Nothing special has been transacted by me as Corres- 
ponding Secretary. The usual minutes of other Synods 
have been received, viz : 

Tennessee Synod. — The Minutes contain nothing requir- 
ing action by this body. It appears to be actively en- 
gaged in the Master's work, and to be meeting with much 
success. Our delegate. Rev. C. H. Bernheim, was pres- 
ent at its late Convention and kindly received, and Rev. 
J. M, Smith appointed delegate to this Synod in return. 
The officers of Synod are. Rev. J. R. Peterson, President ; 
Rev. I. Conder, Recording Secretary ; Rev. J. N. Stire- 
walt, Cor. Secretary, and Rev. S. Henkel, Treasurer. 

S. W. Va. Synod. — This body convened at Wytheville, 
Va. Favorable mention of our Synod is made in its 
Minutes. Its various interests, including two Colleges 
and a Theological Seminary, are conducted with success. 
Rev- J. C. Repass is President, Rev. J. J. Scherer, Secre- 
tary, and Rev. A. Phillippi, Treasurer. 

Soidh Carolina &ynod. — The relations between this and 
•'Our S3'nod are close and fraternal, and it gives us great 
'pleasure to note that its various interests are quite pros- 
iperous. Its Churches are receiving accessions ; its miu- 



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isters give evitlence of being active in the work where- 
unto they are called; its College is enjoj'-ing greater 
prosperity than ever before, and now that the scholar- 
ships have expired, the institution has been put on a 
paying basis. The officers of this Synod are : Rev. J. A. 
Sligh, President; Rev. S. T. Hallman, Recording Secre- 
retary; Rev. J. D. Shirey, Con-esponding Secretary. 
Our delegate, Rev. S. Rothrock, was kindly received, and 
Rev. E. A. Bolles, whom we are pleased to see present 
with us, elected to convey the fraternal greetings of that 
body to this. 

Other Synods. — Minutes of the Synods of Southern Illi- 
nois, of Central Illinois, and Hartwick have been kindly 
sent us. They give evidence of commendable activity in 
the Master's cause. 

Thanking yaxx for the honor conferred on me by this 
office, I present this my report for your consideration. 
W. E. HuBBERT, Cor. Sec. N. C. Synod. 

May 5th, 1876. 

The report of the Special Committee on Appeals was 
received and adopted. 

Report of Oommittee on Appeals. 

The first is an appeal of B. P. Basinger from the action 
of the Council of Luther's Church, Rowan county, by 
which the said Basinger was expelled from the Churcli 
for one year. In view of all the facts in the case, the 
Committee recommend that the action of the Council in 
the case be reversed, and that the said B. P. Basinger b« 
restored to menibership in the Church. 

Resolved, That the action of last Synod in relation to< 
A. Barringer and family be repealed. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Sam'l Rothrock, 

p. A. SlFFEKD^ 

J. B. Dayis', 



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Mr. John Fisher was excused from further attendance 
■upon the sessions of tlie Synod. 

Adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock. 
Prayer by the Secretary. 



Synod was opened with singing. Prayer by Rev. W. 
iKimball. 

Minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed. 

Rev. John ^V. Rumple, a delegate of the Ministerium 
of Pennsylvania appeared, and was cordially received 
and invited to participate in our deliberations. Mr. J. 
A. Linn, a theological student, was on motion received as 
an advisory member of this body. 

The following Resolution in relation to the State 
Bonds held by the North Carolina College was adopted. 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of North Caro- 
lina College be, and are hereby instructed to sell the 
• State Bonds and apply the interest thereon accruing, on 
the new fund, to the liquidation of the debt of said insti- 
tution. 

The Committee on Apportionment presented their re- 
port which was adopted : 

Cornmittse on Apportionment. 

Your Committee would beg leave to recommend the 

following apportionment, to wit: 

Rev. S. Rothrock's charge : 

Organ Church $25, St. Stephen's 8, BeiH- 

■el $8, |41 

Rev. J. B. Davis' charge : 

Holy Trinity, $25, ^ $25 

Rev. S. Scherer's charge : 

Frieden's, $20, St. Paul's $5, Macedo- 
nia $5, SO 



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Rev. G. D. Bernlieim's charge : 

St. Paul's, Wilmington, 50 

Rev. C. H. Bernheim's charge: 

Pilgrim's $10, Sandy Creek $12, 22 

Rev. W. H. Cone's charge : 

St. Peter's $25, St. Matthew's $10, St. 

Mark's $6, Luther's $6, 32 

Rev. W. A. Jul ian's charge : 

St. Enoch's $20, Trinity $10 30 

Rev. L. A. Bikle's charge : 

St. James, Concord twenty-five dollars, 

Cold water, five dollars, SO 

Rev. W. Kimball's charge : 

Lutheran Chapel twenty-five dollars, St. 

Paul's fifteen dollar?, 40 

Rev. T. Dosh's charge : 

St. John's Church, Salisbury, twenty -five 

dollars, 25 

Rev. J. H. Fesperman's charge : 

St. Michael's fifteen dollars, Thyatira 

three dollars. Providence three dollars, 21 

Rev. Wm. R. Ketchie's charge : 

St. Paul's six dollars, St. Matthews three 
dollars. 

Rev. R. L. Brown's charge : 

Union twenty dollars, Christiana seven 
dollars. 

Rev. E. p. Parker's charge .• 

Lau's ten dollars, Richland three dollars, 
Coble's three dollars, 16 

Rev. H. M. Brown's charge : 

Bethel fifteen dollars, Christ's five dollars, 
Reformation five dollars, 25 

Rer. P. E. Zink's charge : 

Bethany five dollars, Hopewell three dol- 
lars, Nazareth five dollars, IS 



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Eev. V. Stickley's Charge : 

Salem, $15, St. Luke's, $10, 25 

Rev. R. W. Petrea's charge, 

St. John's. §40, Ebenezer, $15, 55 

St. Mark's, Charlotte, (vacant) * 15 

Mt. Carmel, Cabarrus County, 3 



$508 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CoxB, 
W. A. Julian, 

P. A. SlFFERD. 

The Committee on State of Religion presented their 
report. Adopted. 

Report on the State of Religion. 

Having examined the Pastors' Reports referred to us, 
we are rejoiced at the favorable state of things in the 
Churches. Though there are some tares in the wheat ; 
though some pastors complain of indifference on the part 
of some of their members, yet they note an advance in 
the body of the Church, in spirituality, in liberality and 
attendance on divine worship. Several new Churches 
have been built, others are building, and three other 
congregations have under consideration the erection of 
new ones. Quite a number of pastors report an increase 
in salary, and all appear to have received the full 
amount j)romised — one being premptly paid every quar- 
ter. The congregations appear to be enjoying great 
peace, with but two exceptions. All the charges are 
now supplied with pastors, except one, which has hopes 
of obtaing a pastor soon. There is a marked increase in 
the amount of donations made by congregations, show- 
ing the esteem in which the pastors are held. 

There have been some accessions to all the charges by 



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confirmation or by baptism. And a marked advance in 
Church love and zeal is reported. Great attention is 
being paid to the instruction of the 3'oung, both in cate- 
chetical classes and in the Sunday School. If space 
permitted we should like to present extracts from some 
of the reports; as it is, we present only this one as an ev- 
idence of attention to our esteemed but afflicted brother 
Scherer : " Donations from first to last have increased 
probably one-half over last year, and in my present af- 
fliction my membership have shown me a kindness and 
attention unparalleled in my whole previous minis- 
terial life; sparing nothing that they may have or may 
think would add to my comfort or restoration." 

To God be all the praise in that He has vouchsafed to 
bless us as a Synod with peace and harmony and many 
spiritual blessings. 

w. e. hubeert, 
AVm. a. Julian, 
P. N. Hkilig. 

The following resolution was received and adopted : 
Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed, to 
consist of three disinterested ministers and two lavineu 
to visit St. Luke's Churcli, Rowan county, with full p(jwer 
to investigate aiid finally settle differences existing in 
said Church. 

Committee is Revs. T. W. Dosh, D. D., W. Kimball, 
and H. M. Brown, Cape. John Sloop and Mr. C. T. Bei-n- 
hardt. 

The following was also adopted : 

Besolved, That the money paid by Rev. J. S. Hcilig to 
the Treasurer, in payment of a note held by the Synod, 
be refunded. 

I hereby enter my protest to the the resolution refund- 
ing the money to Rev. J. S. Heilig. 

Sam'l Rothrock. 



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1. Resolved, That thsl "Alamance pastorate " be re- 
■commended to invite Mr. Cook, a Theological student, to 
«pend his vacation amongst them, and the vacant 
Cihurches in Davidson and Forsythe be recommended to 
invite Mr. Lutz, a Theological student, to spend his va- 
■cation with them. 

2. Resolved, That the Corresponding Secretary notify 
both the young brethren and the congregations of the i 
action of Synod, | 

On motion Eevs. W. E. Hubbert and J. H. Fesperman 
were excused from further attendance. 

Synod took a recess until i| P. M. 

Divine services were conducted b}^ Rev .J. B. Davis, D. 
D. He preached from 2 Timothy, 4, 2—" Preach the 
word." 

After the sermon Mr. P. W. Petrea was solemnly or- 
dained to the work of the Gospel Ministr}- by the officers 
of Synod. 

11 P M. 

Synod resumed its business. 

The following apportionments were made to our Theo- 
logical students : On motion it was resolved that $150 be 
paid Mr. Cook, and the balance in the Treasury to Mr. 
Lutz. 

DELEGATES TO ECCLESIASTICAL BODIES. 

Revs. J. B. Davis, D. D., Principal, and W. H. Cone, 
Alternate; Delegates to the Tennessee Synod. 

Revs. G. D. Bernheim, Principal, and L. A. Bikle, D. 
D., xA.lternate, the Pennsylvania Ministeeium. 

Revs. S. Rothrock, Principal, and AV. A. Julian, Alter- 
nate, to the S. C. Synod. 

■Classification of the Election of Trustees of N. C. College. 

1874. 
^evs. S. Rothrock, W. A. Julian, Mr. D. Barrier, A. 



(35) 
Foil, John M. Harkey, Capt. J. A. Fisher-.. 

1875. "• 

Revs. T. W. Dosh, D. D., C. H. Beruheim, T. Moser, 
Messrs. D. A. Hoover, C. T. Bernhardt, Col. J. Shim- 
poch. 

1876. 
Revs. L. A. Bikle, D. D., "W. H. Cone, W. Kimball, 
Col. L. G. Heilig, Messrs. J. L. Graeber, H. C. McAlister. 

Classification of the Election of Trustees of Mt. Pleasant 
Female Seminary. 

1874. 
Revs. W. A. Julian, W. H. Cone, Maj. L. G. Heilig, Dr. 
J. L. Henderson. 

1875. 

Rev. W. E. Hubbert, Messrs. D. Barrier. John Lentz,, 
J. Misenheimer. 

1876. 

Revs. T. W. Dosh, D. D., L. A. Bikle, D. D., Messrs. A. 
Foil, Jonas Cook. 

The following Committee were appointed to attend the 
examination of students of ISTorth Carolina College for 
this year : 

Revs. T. W. Dosh, D. D., L. A. Bikle, D. D., W. H. 
Cone, Col. L. G. Heilig, Mr. C. T. Bernhardt. 

An election was held by ballot for the next place of the 
meeting of Sjmod, which resulted in the choice of St. 
Peter's Church, Rowan county, N. C. 

Resolved, That the sincere thanks of this Synod are 
tendered to the members of St. Enoch's Church and vi- 
cinity for their hospitality during our present meeting. 



(30) ■ 

Resolved, Thai this resolution be read by the Pastor 
from the jDulpit at his next aiDpointment. 

Resolved, That the Secretary be authorized to have 
1,000, or 1,200 copies of the minutes printed, and distrib- 
ute them in proportion to the membership and contribu- 
tions of each charge. 

Resolved, That when this Synod adjourns it stand ad- 
journed to meet at St. Peter's Church, Rowan county, on 
Wednesday before the first Sunday in May, 1877, at 10 
o'clock, A. M. 

S3mod now adjourned to meet at the time and place 
mentioned. 



SUNDAY SEPvVICES. 

An immense concourse of people assembled. Pev. G. 
D. Bernheim preached in the Church, and Rev. W. H. 
Cone in the grove adjacent, in the morning. 

The elements of the Lord's Supper were consecrated by 
the Secretar}-, when a very large number of persons sur- 
rounded the table and received the Body and Blood of 
Christ in the sacrament. 

Revs. V. Stickley and E. P. Parker preached in the 
Thyatyra Church (Presbyterian). Rev. John W. Rumple 
preached again in the afternoon. 



ministerium: 



WEDNESDAY, May 4th, 1S76. 

Ministerinm met and was opened with Prayer by Rev. 
E. P. Parker. 

On motion Mr. R. W.. Petrea was called in to colloqui- 
um with a view to examination. Rev. G. D. Bernheim, 
S. Rothrock and W. Kimball were appointed a Commit- 
tee for examination. The colloquium being satisfactory,, 
it was resolved that Mr. Petrea be admitted to examina- 
tion with a view to ordination. The applicant was ex- 
amined until the time for adjournment, to be resumed; 
on to-morrow. 

Ministerium adjourned with the benediction. 



THURSDAY May 5th, 1876. 

Ministerium met and was opened with prayer by Rev.- 
J. H. Fesperman. 

The examination of Mr. Petrea was resumed and con- 
tinued until time for adjournment. 

On motion the Ministerium adjourned, subject to the 
call of the President. 



FRIDAY, May 6th, 1876. 

The Ministerium met and was opened with prayer by 
Rev- J. S. Heilig. 
The examination was resumed, and on motion was 



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sustained. The vote for ordination of Mr. Petrea result- 
ed in unanimously voting for his ordination: 

Be8ohed, That he be ordained on to-morrow immedi- 
ately after divine service. 

Resolved, That Kevs. C. H. Bernheim and E. P. Parker 
be a Committee to renew the license of the colored breth- 
ren, James Koonts, Samuel Holt, and Michael Coble, and 
have them meet at such time and place as may be agreed 
upon to organize them into a Conference, giving them a 
Constitution for the further development and advance- 
ment of the Church amongst the colored people. 

Ministerium adjourned by benediction, subject to the 
call of the President. 



OFFICERS 



OF THE 



North Carolina Synod. 



Rev. L. a. BIKLE, D. D., Ppesident. 
" C. H. BERNHEIM, Recording Sec'y. 
" Prof. W. E. HUBBERT, Cor. Sec'y. 
'' S. ROTHROCK, Treasurer. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS. 



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I. Resolved, That we recommend to the Church Councils the pro- 
priety of adopting the plan of collecting the Pastors salary by assess- 
ment. 

II. Resolved, That in accordance with our Church discipline, chap. 
6, section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every mem- 
ber of the Church to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except 
such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

III. Resolved, That no minister in our connettion shall be allowed 
to take charge of vacant congregations until they shall have satisfacto- 
rily met their obligations with their former pastor, 

IV. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to vacant 
charge, the Council be governed strictly by the Discipline of our Church. 

Den voleiife, The next Annual Synodical Convention will be held in 
St. Peter's Church, Rowan county, on Wednesday before the first 
Sunday in May, 1877, at 10 o'plock, A. M. 



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St. Peteks Church, | 
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May 2nd, 1877. 

Pursuant to adjournmeut, the Evang-elical Lutheran 
Synod and Miuisterium of -North Carolina, met in St. Pe- 
ter's Church, Rowan County, N. C, on Wednesday, May 
2nd, 1877, and began the sessions of its Seventy-fourth 
Annual CoNVENTioN.t 

The opening sermon was preached by Rev. T. W. Dosh, 
D. D., at the request of the President, Text I Cor. 4-1. "Let 
a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ and 
stewards of the mysteries of God." After a suitable inter- 
mission for refreshment, the Synod re-assembled in the 
church and was opened according to our prescribed form, by 
the President, Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D. 

The roll was called and the names of the members of 
Synod registered. 

MINISTERS. 





Names. 


Post Office. 


When Entered. 


1 


Rev. 8. Rothrook, 


Gold Hill, N. C, 


1833 


3 


" J. B. Davis, D. D., 


Mt. Pleasant, N. C, 


1839 


3 


" G. D. Bernheim, 


Wilmington, N. C, 


1849 


4 


" C. H. Bernheim, 


Lexington, N. C, 


1855 


5 


" W. A. Julian, 


Mill Hill, N. C, 


1857 


6 


" T. W. Dosii, D. D., 


Salisbury, N. C, 


1858 


7 


" W. H. Cone, 


China Grove, N. C, 


1858 


8 


" Ji. A. Bikle, D. D., 


Concord, N. C, 


1859 


9 


" ^\ HiTSON Kimball, 


Gibsonville, N. C, 


1860 


10 


" J. H. Fesperman,* 


Statesville, K C, 


1866 


11 


" W. R. Ketchie, 


County Line, Davie 


Co., N. C, 1868 


12 


" R. L. Brown, 


Rockvvell, N. C, 


1868 


13 


" E. P. Parker, 


Brick Church, N. C. 


1868 


14 


" H. M. Brown, 


Salisbury, N. C, 


1873 


15 


" P. E. Link,* 


Lexington, N. C, 


1873 


16 


" Vastine Stiokley, 


Mt. Ulla, N. C, 


1875 


17 


" E. A. WiNGARD, t 


Charlotte, N. C, 


1875 


18 


" S. 8. RAHN,t 


Mt. Pleasant, N. C, 




19 


" R. W. Petrea, 


Mt. Pleasant, N. C, 


1876 


20 


" J. 8. Heilig, t 


Concord, N. C, 




21 


" Wm. a. Lutz, t 


Winston, N. C, 


' 1877 


22 


" Frank P. Cook, J 


Wilmington, N. C, 


1877 


23 


" J. A. Linn, t 


Gold Hill, N. C, 


1877 




* Absent. t Received this 


Synod. t Ordaine 


id at this meeting. 



The Delegates presented their credentials and were re- 
ceived, and their names entered upon the minutes. 
Charge. Delegate. 

Rev. S. Rotheock's Mh. Jesse Miller. 

" J. B. Davis' Col. John Shimpoch, 

" G. D. Bernheim's Mr. J. W. Strauss. 

" C. H. Bernheim's > " Philip Lopp. 

" W. A. Julian's " W. T. H. Plaster. 

" T. W. Dosh's, D. D. " T. C. Bernhardt. 

" W. H. Cone's " Rufus Beaver. 

" L. A. Bikle's, D. D. " Wm. Pkopst. 

" Whitson Kimball's " John Wagoner. 

" J. H. Fesperman's " Austin Pltler. 

" W. R. Ketchie's " M. L. Barringer. 

" R. L. Brown's " S. A. Earnhart. 

i " E. P. Parker's " L. H. Smith. 

" H, M. Brown's " J. H. Davis. 

" Vastine Sticklet's '- " Monroe Barger. 

" E. A, Wingard's " H. A. Klueppelburg. 

" R. W. Petrea's " H. McNamar. 

China Grove, (vacant) Capt. John Sloop. 

The Synod now fully organized. The President read 

his report which was received and laid on the table lor fu 

ture action. 

President's Report: 

Dear Brethren : — By a kind and merciful Providence 
we are permitted to meet again in Syuodical Convention. 
We have safely passed through the dangers and vicissi- 
tudes of another year. It should be a matter of heart-felt 
gratitude and devout thanksgiving that so many of us have 
been spared. 

Death of Eev. S. Scherer. — Since our last meeting 
one of our number has been called from time to eternity. 
Eev. S. Scherer is no more. He died July lith, 1876, and 
now rests from his labors. Beqniescat in pace. 

Calls Accepted. — Aug. 7th, 1876, Rev. E. A. Win- 
gard informed me that he had accepted a call to St. Mark's 
Church, Charlotte, and was then discharging the duties of 
pastor. 

Jan. 30th, 1877, I received a letter from Rev. W. Kim- 
ball, stating that he had accepted a call extended by the 
Gibsonville Charge, and would commence labors there the 
1st of March. 

Certificates of Dismission Received. — Sept. 8th, 
1876, I received Rev. B. A. Wingard's Certificate of Dis- 
mission from the South Carolina Synod. 



March 23rd, 1877, Rev. Prof. S. S. Rahn's from same 
Synod. 

April 21st, 1877, Rev. J. S. Heilig handed me his cer- 
tificate of dismission from the Alleghany^ Evan. Luth. Syn- 
od of Pennsylvania. 

Installations.— Rev. T. W. Dosh, D. D., was install- 
ed pastor of St. John's Church, Salisbury, 2ud Sunday of 
May, 1876; Rev. V. Stickley pastor of Salem Charge, Rowan 
Co., 3rd Sunday of July, 1876 ; Rev. E. A. Wingard, pastor 
of St. Mark's Church, Charlotte, 4th Sunday of Sept., 1876. 

Dismissions.— April 7th, 1877, Rev. W. E. Hubbert, at 
his own request was regularly dismissed to unite with the 
Evan. Luth. Synod of S. W. Va. 

NoETH Carolina College. — Our College at Mt. 
Pleasant needs help, and needs it at once. The income 
from tuition, &c., has not been sufficient to meet expenses 
for some years. A crisis has been reached, and help must 
come. We cannot aflord to close the College. Let us de- 
termine to do all in our power for its relief. 

I would recommend the appointment of a special com- 
mittee, whose object it shall be to suggest some suitable 
plan for securing the necessary funds to pay the debt that 
causes so much embarrassment in the proper and efficient 
working of the college. 

L. A. BiKLE, President. 

Synod now proceeded to elect officers for the ensuing- 
year which resulted as follows: 

Rev. L. a. Bikle, D. D., - - President. 

" Whitson Kimball, - - Rec. Secretary. 

" T. W. Dosh, D. D., - - Cor. Secretary. 

" S. ROTHROCK, - - - Treasurer. 

Revs. E. A. Wingard and S. S. Rahn of the S. C. Synod 
and adjacent States, and also Rev. J. S. Heilig of the Alle- 
ghany Synod of Pa., having placed in the hands of the 
President their letters of honorable dismission, from their 
respective Synods, were by resolution received into this 
Synod and their names were enrolled. 

Rev. W. S. Bowman, D D., representative of the S. C. 
Synod, appeared, and was received as Delegate, after which 
he arose and addressed the Synod, making some very in- 
teresting, fraternal and encouraging remarks, to which the 



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President brieii3- replied, stating that he would more fully 
respond to the Delegate sometime during the sessions oi' 
this Synod. 

On motion, Rev. J. B. Anthony from the E. Pa. Synod 
and Messrs. Lutz, Cook and Linn, Theological students 
recently from the Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia, 
were received as advisory members of this body. 

The Corresponding Delegate to the Pennsylvania Syn- 
od read his report, which was receiv^ed and adopted. 

Report of the Corresponding Delegate to the 
Ministerium of Pennsylvania. 

Your delegate attended the meetings of the Ministeri- 
um of Pennsylvania, held in the city of Heading, in Trinity 
Church, of vrhich Rev J. Fry, D. D.. is pastor. 

It was an exceedingly interesting session of that body, 
because the great questions of Pulpit and Altar fellowship 
came before Synod, and were fully and ably discussed ; the 
matter was however adjusted finally without dividing that 
venerable and conservative body, as was feared by some. 

Although the income of the Pennsylvania Synod is 
large, so great are the demamls made upon its treasury and 
so rapidly does the Church there extend itself, that the 
Synod feels the want of means fully as much as any of the 
smaller Synods in America. Everywhere the harvest in 
tlie Lutheran Church in this country is plenteous and taxes 
its strength to the utmost in supplying the requisite labor- 
ers for the churches and the means for domestic missions. 

Your delegate was well received, and our Synod was 
always mentioned with great respect. The Rev. F. J. F. 
Schantz was elected as the corresponding delegate to this 
body, but I am sorry to say he will not be present with us, 
orting to sicKuess in his family and other unavoidable cir- 
cumstances. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. Berniieim. 

Resolvcdj That the designated hour to meet in the 
morning, each day, be 8 o'clock and 30 minutes, and two in 
I he afternoon. 

On motion Synod now adjourned to meet to morrow 
morning at the ai)pointed time. 

Benediction by the President. 



MOENIIS^G SESSION. 

Second Day, May 3rd. 

Synod met accordiDg to adjournment, a hymn was sung, 
and prayer offered by Rev. C. H. Bernheim. 

The roll was called. The minutes of the first day were 
read and confirmed. 

According to the regular order of business the minis- 
ters read their reports on the state of the church, which 
were placed in the hands of the proper committee. 

The lay delegates being chilled upon made some inter- 
esting and encouraging remarks on the condition of the 
churches they represented. 

The President announced the following 

Standing Committees: 

1. President's Report. — Eev. G. D. Bernheim, Rev. H. 
M. Brown and Mr. Wm. Propst. 

2. State of the Church. — Rev. E. A. Wingard, Rev. S. 
Rothrock and Mr. H. A. Klueppelburg. 

3. Church Institutions. — Rev. T. W. Dosh, D. D., Rev. 
R. W. Petrea and Col. J. Shimpoch. 

4. Missions.— Bey. J. B. Davis, D. D., Rev. G. D. 
Bernheim and Mr. J. Wagoner. 

5. Uiijinished Business. — Rev. E. P. Parker, Rev. W. R. 
Ketchie and Mr. H. McNamar. 

6. Proceedings of Conferences. — Rev. W. A. Julian, Rev. 
R. L. Brown and Mr. Jesse Miller. 

7. Petitions. — Rev. C H. Bernheim, Rev. V. Stickley 
and Capt. John Sloop. 

8. Vacancies.— Hev . W. H. Cone, Rev. E. A. Wingard 
and Mr. Monroe Barger. 

9. Finance. — Col. John Shimpoch, Mr. T. C Bernhardt 
and Mr. J. W. Strauss. 



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The Treasurer read his annual Report which was re- 
ceived and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Treasurer's Report. 

Samuel Rothrock, 

In Account ivith the 

Evan. Lutheran Synod of N. C. 
The Treasure!' charges himself as follows : 

1876. Dr. 

May 6. To balance in Treasury, $ 45.23 

" " To contributions at Synod, 363.71 

July 21. To contributions from Eev. Scherer's charge, 

viz.: Frieden's Ghurch 3.16, St. Paul's 5.00 8.16 

Total, $417.09 

°- • The Treasurer claims allowances asfoUoivs : 

1876. Or. 

August 24. By Freight on Minutes, Postage, 
Wrapping Paper, and Twine, 
paid Eev. C. H. Bernheim,.. $ 1.60 

Sept. 5. By F. P. Cook's I^ote, 75.00 

" " By W. A. Lurz's note, 50.00 

" 11. By appropriation to St. Mark's 
church, in Charlotte, as per receipt 
of G. K. SteveuSj^Treasurer, .... 5000 
" 8. By News Publishing Company's Bill 
for Printing',Minutes of 1876, Ra- 
leigh, N. C.,. . . 65.00 

Dec. 6. By appropriation to St. Mark's church 
in Charlotte, as per receipt of G. 

K. Stevens, Treasurer, 50.00 

" " By Postal Money Order on foregoing, .25 

" 8. By note on F. P. Cook, 75 00 

" 8. By note on W. A. Lutz, 50.00 

1877. 

May 2. By balance in Treasury, .24 

' . ■ $417.09 

Respectfully submitted, 

Saml. Rothrock, Treasurer. 
May 2, 1877. 



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Synod adjourned to meet this afternoon at the appoint- 
ed time. 

Eev. E. W.Petrea preached from Matt. 18,35. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Synod met according to adjournment. After the sing- 
ing of a hymn the business was resumed. 

Mr. W. A. Moody from Bear Creek Church appeared 
and was received as an advisory member. 

The committee No. 1. read their report which was re- 
ceived, considered by items and adopted as a whole. 

Report on the President's Report. 

Your committee to whom the President's report was 
referred, would submit the followiug : 

They hav^e carefully examined the report of the Presi- 
dent, and find but two items that claim the attention of 
Synod. 

1. — Concerning the death of our beloved Brother, liev. 
S. Scherer, we recommend, that a committee be appointed 
by this Synod to prepare suitable resolutions to be placed 
upon the pages of our minutes. 

2. — Concerning the condition and wants of N. Carolina 
College, we recommeud, that this matter be referred to the 
committee on Church Institutions. 

3. — We finally recommend, that the President's report 
be appended to, and printed in the minutes. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. Bernheim, 
H. M. Brown, 
Wm. Propst. 

Rev. E. P. Parker, Rev. C. H. Bernheim and Rev. W. 
A. Julian were appointed a Committee to prepare suitable 
resolutions on the death of Bro. Scherer. 

Synod now proceeded to elect delegates to other eccle- 
siastical bodies. 

To the S. C. Synod. — Rev. G. D. Bernheim, principal, 
Rev. E. A. Wingard, alternate. 

To the Tennessee Synod. — Rev. C. H. Bernheim, princi- 
pal. Rev. E. P. Parker, alternate. 



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To the Pennsylvania Ministerium. — Kev. T. W. Dosb, 
D. D. 

On motion, the election of Trustees for K. C. College 
and the Female Seminary, was postponed until to-morrow 
morning. 

Eev. H. M. Brown was granted leave of absence on to- 
morrow. 

Synod now adjourned to meet at the stated time. 

Prayer by Rev. R. L. Brown. 

3rd Day, May 4th. 

Synod met at the specified time, a hymn was sung, and 
prayer offered by Rev. E. A. Wingard. 

After the calling of the roll, the minutes of yesterday 
were read and approved. 

The special business of this morning was taken up, 
after proper deliberation, the following resolution was 
adopted. 

Eesolved, That Sec. 3, of Chap. 9, of the constitution, be 
changed to read as follows: Sec. 3. The different boards of 
Trustees shall be elected by ballot by this Synod, and no 
vacancy shall hereafter occur in said Boards by limitation. 
The Sec'y was instructed to have the names of the Trus- 
tees printed on the last page of the minutes. 

Prof. S. S Rahn was elected a member of the Semina- 
ry Board, to fill the vacancy, caused by the removal of 
Prof. W. E. Hubbert. 

The Committee on the death of our .beloved Brother 
Scherer, submitted the following report : 



IN MEMORY OF 

REV. S. SCHERER. 

Whereas, it has pleased the Great Head of the 
Church to remove from his labors on earth to his 
reward in heaven, our highly esteemed and beloved 
brother, Eev. S. SOHerer : and 

Whereas, we desire to express our high appre- 
ciation of his true worth and valuable services, 
therefore, 

Resolved 1. That, we as a ttynod deeply feel 
the loss of so able and efficient a minister from our 
ministerial ranks. 

2. That in the death of Brother Scheeer, the J^^. 
C. Synod has lost one of her wisest counsellors, and 
active workers, the Church one of her most useful 
and acceptable preachers, and his charge a devo- 
ted, zealous and self-denying pastor. 

3. That while we mourn the loss of^ so good a 
brother, we nevertheless bow with humble submis- 
sion to the divine Will, and comfort ourselves with 
the thought that our loss is his eternal gain. 

4 That we, as a Synod extend our hearty sym- 
pathies to the bereaved widow and afflicted family 
of the deceased brother, and i)ray God to sanctify 
this affliction to the good of us all. 
Kespectfully subujitted, 

E. P. Parker, 
C. H. Bernheim, 
W. A. Julian. 



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The above report was adopted by the Synod rising and 
standing in silence a short time. 

The Committee No. 6 made their report. 

Your Committee on conferential proceedings would 
submit the following report. 

1st. The minutes of the Eastern Conference show that 
two meetings were held by that body during the past Syn- 
odical year. The members appear to be actively engaged 
in the great work of saving souls. Extra efforts are being 
made by this Conference to supply all the vacancies within 
their bounds, and to furnish their scattered members with 
the word of truth. We have reason to believe that this 
Conference is doing a good work. 

2nd. The Western Conference also held two meetings 
within the past year, which meetings doubtless resulted in 
much good. The members seem to be earnestly engaged in 
the vineyard of the Lord striving to do the Master's bid- 
ding. Your committee find nothing special from either 
conference claiming the attention of this Synod. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

W. A. Julian, 
Jesse Miller. 

The report was adopted. 

Committee No. 3 submitted the following report, which 
was adopted. 

On the State of the Church. 

We have examined the reports of diflerent pastors, and 
while we cannot see all the evidences of prosperity we would 
desire, still there are many things to call forth our devout 
thanks to the Great Head of the Church. 

In some sections, customs and forms of worship not in 
accordance with the traditions and spirit of the Lutheran 
Church, and opposed to its true historical development 
prevail to a limited extent In others a want of systematic 
benevolence and of a right conception of Christian steward- 
ship has prevented the proper exercise of that liberality so 
necessary to success and growth of the Church — while a 
general financial depression has prevailed — some complaints 
reach us of a want of punctuality in payment of pastor's 
salaries, while others lament that the evidences of piety 
and vital godliness seem not commensurate with their labors. 



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There are some of the shadows always inwoven in the 
ministrations of the church. Among the favorable indica- 
tions we notice that in places where old animosities and 
former alienations severed individuals and divided congre- 
gations, there now the spirit of Christian love is fast unit- 
ing all hearts in the bonds of peace. We mark with pleas- 
ure the growing importance which year after year is fast 
becoming attached to the custom so essentially Lutheran 
and so inwrought in the history and life of the Church of the 
Reformation — that of catechisation. A greater zeal has 
been aroused in the cause of Home Mission, and an increas- 
ed liberalitj' toward struggling churches. The member- 
ship in some places has received considerable additions; 
old churches have been repaired — steps have been taken 
for the erection of new places of worship, Sabbath Schools 
are in a most prosperous condition, and one instance of 
commendable energy is reported in the establishment of a 
flourishing parochial school. The principal thing requiring 
the attention of the ministry is the cultivation of a spirit 
that looks not too eagerly for the fruit of their vvork, but is 
content to labor and wait God's time to behold the increase. 
The principal thing requiring the attention of the laity is 
to learn the truth that no church growth or congregational 
prosperity can be expected where the laborer is not ac- 
counted worthy of his hire. A most important subject for 
the legislation and action of our body is embraced in those 
parts of the reports referring to the comparative inefficien- 
cy of ministerial work on account of the unwieldly size of 
some pastorates. This fact in conjunction with vacant 
charges and the inviting fields that have opened up espe- 
cially along some of our railroads call for increased activity 
on our part and more earnest prayers that the Lord of the 
harvest would send forth laborers into the harvest. Never 
have circumstances seemed more favorable for the rapid 
spread of our church in this State Gratefully acknowl- 
edging the blessings of the past and invoking fresh bene- 
dictions for the future, we would unite in ascribing Glory 
to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it 
was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, Amen. 

E. A. WiNGARD, 

S. ROTHROCK, 

H. A. Klueppelberg. 



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Committee JSTo. 5 read their report. 

The report was received, considered by items, and finally 
adopted as a whole. 

Your committee No. 5 find but little in the minutes of 
last meeting claiming the attention of Synod. 

No. 1. On page 24 we find that there was a committee 
appointed, consisting of Eevs. G. D, Bernheim, J. B. Da- 
vis, D. D., and S. Eothrock, to revise the constitution, 
touching the article on the President, making him the only 
person to nominate ministers to vacant congregations. — 
Synod would be pleased to know what has been done by 
the committee. 

No. 2. On page 30 we find a resolution authorizing the 
Board of Trustees of N. 0. College to sell the State Bonds 
and apply the interest accruing on the new fund, to the 
liquidation of the debt of said institution. The Synod 
would be pleased to hear what has been done in this matter. 
Respectfully submitted, E. P. Parker, 

W. B. Ketchie. 

Item 1st. The following was adopted. 

Resolved, That Revs. G. D. Bernheim, J. B. Davis, D. 
D., and S. Rothrock, the special committee appointed to 
propose an amendment of the constitution touching the 
office of President, be continued, with instructions to devise 
and report at next meeting of Synod some plan that will 
give greater efficiency and authority to our President, as 
the supervisor of all our pastorates and missions j and that 
the chairman be requested to make observations on the 
general subject during his contemplated visit to the Father- 
land. 

The question in item No. 2 was satisfactorily answered 
by the President of the College Board. 

Committee No. 4 on Missions. 
Your committee would report that the only matter 
presented for their consideration is a petition from St. 
Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church in Charlotte, for an appropri- 
ation of $200.00. Your committee recommend that the pe- 
tition be read before Synod, and that the prayer of the pe- 
titioners be granted. J. B. Davis, D. D. 

G. D. Bernheim, 
The report was adopted. John Wagoner. 



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Ou motion, leave of absence was granted to the dele- 
gates of Eevs. E. P. Parker, Fesperman, and G. D. Bern- 
heim. 

On motion, Synod took a recess until after divine ser- 
vice. 

Prof. Eahn preached from I Cor. xv, 58. 

AFTEENOON SESSION. 

Synod re-assembled, was called to order by the Presi- 
dent, and resumed its business. 

Synod now fixed upon a place and time for its next an- 
nual Convention, whereupon it was resolved, That when this 
Synod adjourns, it Siands adjourned to meet again in 
Frieden's Church, Guilford County, on Wednesday before the 
First Sunday in May, 1878. 

The Committee No. 9— Finance. 
The Keport was adopted. 

The Committee of Finance report that they have ex- 
amined the Treasurer's Eeport and find it correct. They 
also report the following contributions for Synodical and 
benevolent purposes. 
Rev. S. RoTHROcK's Charge : 

Organ Church assessed $25.00 paid $10.60 

St. Stephen's Church assessed 8.00 " 3.65 

Bethel Church assessed 8 00 " 4.75 

19.00 

Rev. J. B. Davis,' D. D., Charge : 

Church of the Holy Trinity assessed .$ 25.00 paid $10.00 

Rev. W. Kimball's Charge : 

Frieden's Church assessed $ 20.00 paid $14.61 

St. Paul's Church assessed $ 5.00 " 5.00 

Macedonia Church assessed $ 5.00 " 2.00 

21.61 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim's Charge: 

St. Paul's Church assessed $ 50.00 paid $50.00 

Rev. C. H. Bernheim's Charge: 

Pilgrim Church assessed $ 10.00 paid $ 3.10 

Sandy Creek Church assessed $ 12.00 " 

ISTazareth Church $ 2.05 

5.15 



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Kev. W. H. Cone's Charge : 

St. Peter's Church, assessed, $10.00 paid $10.30 

St. Matthew's Church assessed, 10.00 " 10 00 

St. Mark's Church assessed, 6.00 " 2.90 

Luther's Church assessed, 6.00 " 2.65 

25.85 
Eev. W. A. Julian's Charge : 

St Enoch's Church assessed, 20.00 paid 10.00 

Trinity Church assessed, 10.00 " 3.10 

13.10 
Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D. 

St. James' Church assessed, 25.00 paid 25.00 

Cold Water Church assessed, 5.00 " 5.00 

30.00 
Vacant Charge : 

Lutheran Chapel assessed, 25.00 paid 7.83 

St. Pauls Church assessed, 15.00 " 2.10* 

9.93 

Rev. T. W. DosH, D. D., Charge : 

St. John's Church assessed, 25.00 " 20.00 

Rev. J. H. Fesperman's Charge : 

St. Michael's Church assessed, 15.00 paid 4.58 

Thyatira Church assessed, 3.00 " 

Providence Church assessed, 3.00 " 1.40 

5.98 
Rev. W. R. Ketchie's Charge : 

St. Paul's Church assessed, 6.00 paid 4.51 

St. Matthew's Church assessed, 3.00 " 2.15 

6.66 
Rev. R. L. Brown's Charge: 

Union Church assessed, 20.00 paid 5.00 

Christiana Church assessed, 7.00 " 3.00 

8.00 
Rev. E. P. Parker's Charge : 

Lau's Church assessed, 10.00 paid 3.17 

Richland Church assessed, 3.00 " 3.27 

Coble's Church assessed, 3.00 " 60 

7.04 

* To be paid for printing Minutes. 



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Eev. H. M. Browns Chaege : 

Bethel Church assessed, 15.00 paid 7.26 

Chrisfs Church assessed, 5.00 " 2.00 

Keformation Church assessed, 5.00 " 3.75 

13.01 
Rev. V. Stickleys Charge : 

Salem Church assessed, 15.00 paid 10.00 

St. Luke's Church assessed, 10.00 " 10.00 

20.00 
Rev. R. W. Petreas Charge : 

St. Johns Church assessed, 40.00 paid 41.00 

Ebeuezer Church assessed, 15.00 " 15.00 

56.00 
Rev. E. A. WiNGARD's Charge: 

St. Mark's Church assessed, 15.00 paid 15.00 

Bear Creek Church assessed, 2.54 

$338.87 

Your Committee have paid over the above contribu- 
tions to the Treasurer, and have taken his bond with ap- 
proved security. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Shimpoch, 
J. W. Strauss, 
C. T. Bernhardt. 
The committee Xo. 8 summitted their report which was 
amended and adopted. 

Report on Vacancies. 

The following vacancies have been brought to the no- 
tice of your committee — St. Paul's in Iredell, Lutheran 
Chapel and St. Paul's in Rowan Co., — Sandy Creek and 
Bethany in Davidson— Hopewell and ISTazareth in Forsythe, 
Newton in Catawba and Mt Carmel in Cabarrus. 

Tour committee recommend that as may be necessary 
provision be made to supply the vacancies either by the 
President or the Conferences in whose bounds they are 
located. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Cone, 

E. A. WiNGARD. 

Monroe Barger. 



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Resolved 1st. That twenty dollars be paid Rev. Wm. 
A. Lutz, to reimburse him in traveling expenses while serv- 
ing the Forsythe Mission last year. 

Eesolved, secondly, That one fifty dollar note be re- 
turned to Rev. Wm. A. Lutz for services rendered in the 
said mission last year. 

Resolved, That ISTazareth, Bethany, Hopewell and Shiloh 
congregations, be constituted a Mission, with Winston as a 
center of operations, and that Rev. W. A. Lutz be appoint- 
ed the Missionary for said field. 

Eesolved, That two hundred dollars be pledged to the 
Forsythe Mission, and that the Mission be placed under the 
care of Rev. W. A. Lutz 

We make the following pledges in behalf of the Mission. 

Rev. T. W. Dosh, D. D $ 5.00 

Rev. G. D. Beruheim 5.00 

L. A. Bikle, D. D 5.00 

Vastine Stickley 5.00 

R. W. Petrea 5.00 

S. Rothrock 5.00 

H. M. Brown ...... 5.00 

Mr. Luther* Brown 5.00 

St. James' Church by Pastor 10.00 

St. Mark's Church " Delegate 10.00 

Salem Congregation " " 5.00 

St. Paul's, Wilmington'' " 10.00 

Organ Church " " 10.00 

St. Stephens & Bethel" " 5.00 

Holy Trinity '' " 5.00 

St. John's and Ebenezer by Pastor 10.00 



$105.00 

Resolved, That these pledges be paid to the Treasurer 
of Synod, on or before the first of October next. 

The committee No. 7 reported. 

Your committee on letters and petitions would respect 
fully submit the following : 

No. 1 and 2, are letters from Revs. P. E. Link and J. 
H. Fesperman asking to be excused from attending the 
present meeting of Synod on account of sickness in family 
and self. Your committee recommend that they be excused. 



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No. 3, Is a letter from Mrs. Sheek, asking aid from this 
Synod, stating that she is almost blind, in feeble health, and 
in very destitute condition. We refer this matter to the 
action of Synod. 

No. 4, Is a letter from Rev. A. J. Fox, corresponding 
delegate of the Tenn. Synod, conveying the kind and fra- 
ternal feelings to this body, and regretting that circum- 
stances beyond his control prevented him from being with 
us. We recommend that the representative part of his let- 
ter be read before Synod. 

No. 5, Is a letter from Eev. P. J. F. Schantz, delegate 
from the " Lutheran Ministerium of Pa.,"' expressing his sin- 
cere regret of not being able to meet with us, in person, to 
convey the fraternal regards of that body to this Synod. — 
We recommend his letter be read before Synod. 

No. 6, Is a protest of twenty persons against the misap- 
propriation of the funds of the Synod. We recommend 
that Synod hereafter be more careful and judicious in the 
use of her funds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. Bernheim, 
V. Stigkley, 
John Sloop. 

The above Eeport was received, considered by item, 
and finally adopted as a whole. 

The recommendation in item 1st, adopted. 

With reference to item 2nd, Resolved, That a collection 
be taken up to-morrow for the benefit of Mrs. Sheck. 

The recommendations, in item 3d and 4th, were adopt- 
ed, and the letters read before Synod. Item 5th, adopted. 

The Committee appointed, by Synod, last year, to settle 
a difliculty existing in St. Luke's Church, submitted their 
Report, which was entirely satisfactory to Synod j and, 
whereas, W. L. Kistler refused to comply with the recom- 
mendation of the committee, he therefore stands as he did 
before, indifluitely suspended. 

On motion. Synod adjourned to meet to-morrow morn- 
ing at the appointed time. Closed with prayer by Rev. T. 
W. Dosh, D. D. 

4th Day, May 5th. 
Synod met, a hymn was sung and prayer by Prof. Rahn. 



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The minutes of yesterday's Sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Parochial Table was read and corrected. 

Resolved, That one thousand copies of the Minutes be 
printed for distribution among our members. 

Resolved, That a vote of thanks be read to the congre- 
gation on Sunday, by the President, for the generous and 
hospitable manner in which the Synod was entertained by 
the members of St. Peter's church, and citizens of the vicin- 
ity, during its sessions. 

Committee No. 3, on Church Institutions, reported. 

Your Committee have received but one paper on our 
Church Institutions, viz. : the report of the Board of Trus- 
tees of North Carolina College. From this we learn that the 
college buildings and grounds are in good condition, with 
the exception of the fence around the campus, which needs 
repairing. The number of students enrolled is seventy-one, 
and their deportment during the i)reseut session is reported 
as having been, in the main, unexceptionable. The strin- 
gency of the times is assigned as the chief cause of a de- 
crease in the number in attendance, and of the consequent 
insufficiency of the tuition fees to meet current expenses. — 
And as the endowment fund is not available, its bonds, 
which are greatly depreciated, bearing no interest, the in- 
debtedness of the college is gradually increasing from year 
to year, and will amount to $4000.00 at the end of the pres- 
ent scholastic term. 

Believing that the perpetuation of this Institution is 
essential to the highest prosperity of the Church within our 
Sy nodical bounds, your committee deem it of primary and 
paramount importance that this increase in its liabilities 
should be at once and effectually arrested, and that prompt 
provision should be made to pay oft" the debt already accu- 
mulated. Therefore, be it 

1. Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of the College 
are hereby instructed to assume no further responsibility 
for its current expenses beyond what may be necessary for 
the protection and repair of the property, after the expira- 
tion of the present collegiate year. 

2. Resolved, That as a Synod, for the creation of a per- 
manent fund, to be called the College Fund, we pledge our- 



selves to make an earnest, persevering effort to obtain from 
our peo[)le an annual average contribution of not less than 
twenty-live cents from each member, requesting those con- 
gregations and those members who are more able, to give 
more liberally than those who are less able. 

3. Resolved, That said fund shall be held in trust, sub- 
ject to the order of Synod, by a Treasurer of its own ap- 
pointment. 

4. Resolved, That out of said Fund $1000 shall be an- 
nually applied to the liquidation of the existing pecuniary 
obligations of the College until they shall be canceled. 

5. Resolved, That any annual surplus of said Fund that 
may exist after the aforementioned annual appropriation 
shall be paid, shall be added to the endowment fund. 

C. Resolved, That until our College debt shall be remov- 
ed, the Board of Trustees be authorized to offer to any Fac- 
ulty of their appointment, the College, with its buildings 
and appurtenances, free of reut, to be conducted in accord- 
ance with its chartered design— with such guarantees as the 
Board may deem necessary for the preservation of the build- 
ings and premises in good condition. 

7. Resolved, That should said offer be declined by the 
present Faculty, the Board be authorized to make it to such 
other competent teachers as shall be willing to accept it. 

8. Resolved, That we individually and as a Synod, fully 
recognizing our great need of this institution in the work of 
higher education among us, in reference to both our pres- 
ent establishment and future growth as a church, do most 
solemnly assure those who now have, or may hereafter have 
charge of it, of our earnest sympathy, confidence and moral 
support. 

9. Resolved, That we will commend it to the confidence 
and liberality of our people from our pulpits and in our pas- 
toral visits. 

10. Resolved, That these resolutions shall be read by 
each pastor from each pulpit in his charge, during some 
regular public service. 

The Report also mentions that a committee of five per- 
sons had been appointed by the Board as instructed by this 
Synod at its last meeting, to attend the regular College ex- 
amination of this year. It is recommended that due notice 



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of the time of said examiuatiou should be given to said com- 
mittee, consisting of Kevs. T. W. Dosh, D. D., L. A. Bikle, 
D. D., S. Kothrock, J. C. Moser, and Prof. H. T. J. Ludwick. 
Concerning the Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, we are 
happy to report that it is in a most flourishing condition 
under the administration of its most eflicient and esteemed 
Principal, Prof. Lewis H. Rothrock. 

KespectfuUy submitted, 

T. W. Dosh, D. D., 
E. W. Petrea, 
J. Shimpoch. 
The Eeport was received and considered by items. 
Synod now took a recess till after divine service. 
Kev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., from the S. C. Synod 
preached an ordination sermon from Mark 3, 14, which was 
heard with marked attention and solemnity, after which 
Messrs. W. A. Lutz, J. A. Linn and Frank P. Cook were 
solemnly ordained and set apart to the holy ministry, by the 
President, assisted by the other officers of the Synod. 

The collection taken up for Mrs. Sheck amounted to $5.60 
which was forwarded to her through Kev. W. Kimball. 

AFTEKNOO^ SESS10:N. 

Synod met and resumed its business. 

Rev. Mr. Crooks of the lieformed Church, and Mr. P. 
A. Sifferd, former Treasurer of Synod, being present, were, on 
motion, received as advisory members. 

The President now arose and replied to the remarks 
made by the Delegate from the S. C. Synod, on Wednes- 
day, as follows : 

Doctor Bowman : We are unable to disguise the fact, 
Jior would we if we could, that the kind words in which you 
were pleased to convey the fraternal greetings of the body 
you represent touched a sympathetic cord in our hearts. — 
And we hoi)e the day will never come wlieu it will be other- 
wise. 

The ties that bind together the mother and the daugh- 
ter are strong, and violent must be that strain that shall 
break them or seriously weaken them. 

Bear back with you, then, the assurance that the N. C. 
Synod loves the S. C, Synod with a mother's love, that she 



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will ever rejoice with her iu her prosperity, and mourn ivith 
her iu adversity. Take with you also our congratulations 
on your deliverance from oppression aud misrule. 

Galling indeed must have beeu the yoke you were com- 
pelled to wear, and trying, most trying to Christian pa- 
tience. 

But the night has passed and the light of day appears. 
The clouds have been dispelled from your political firma- 
ment and the sunshine of a bright and happy future is yours. 
May white winged peace continue with you, and bring you 
abundant prosperity both in Church aud State. In con- 
clusion permit me to say for this body, that it has given us 
great pleasure to see so genial and able a representative 
among us and we hope you may return to your Synod with 
pleasant recollections of this meeting. 

Resolved, That the official reply of the President to the 
Delegate from the S. C. Synod, be spread upon the face of 
the minutes. 

The i^reamble and items iu the Keport on Church Insti- 
tutious, were now takeu up aud regularly and properly con- 
sidered and the entire report was adoi)ted. 

The Minutes were now read approved. 

Synod now adjourned to meet again at the time and 
place appointed. 

The President now closed the Synod according to the 
Formula in the Book of Worship. 

W. Kimball, Secretary. 

The annual Eeport of the Chairman of the Board of 
of Trustees of the North Carolina College, did not come into 
the hands of the Secretary, or if it did has been so misplaced 
that it cannot be found ; consequently does not appear in 
the Minutes as usual, it was a faithful report, aud gave 
full satisfaction to the Synod. Col. J. Shimpoch is a faith- 
ful, energetic, persevering President of the Board having 
the interests of the College at heart. 

SUNDAY EXEKCISES. 

An immense concourse of people assembled at an early 
hour. 

Eev. E. A. Wingard preached in the Church and Rev. j 
y. Stickley under the Arbor; after which the Lord's Sup- 



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per was admiDistered to the members of Synod, by the Presi- 
dent and Secretary, and also to a large number of Lutherans 
and other Christians. 

Afternoon. 

Rev. F. P. Cook preached in the Church, and Kev. W. 
A. Lutz, under the Arbor. Thus ended these holy and 
blessed services, we hope and trust to the good of many 
souls. 




MmUTBS OF THE M 



mUTBS OF THE miNISTERIUM, 



FIRST SESSION. 

May 2nd, 1877. 

The Ministerium was called to order by the President, 
and opened with prayer by Rev. J. B. Anthony. 

Messrs. Wm. A. Lutz, F. P. Cook, and J. A. Linn from 
the Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia, appeared as ap- 
plicants for Ordination. 

Resolred, That Revs. T. W. Dosh, D. D., L. A. Bikle, 
D. D., and G. D. Bernheim constitute a committee of exam- 
ination. 

On motion, the Ministerium adjourned to meet again 
to-morrow during divine service. Benediction by the Pres- 
ident. 

SECOND SESSION. 

May 3rd, 1877. 

Ministerium met and was opened with prayer by Rev. 
W. A. Julian. 

The Minutes of 1st Session read and approved 

The Committee proceeded to the examination of the 
candidates. 

Pending the examination the Ministerium adjourned 
subject to the call of the President. Closed with benediction. 

THIRD SESSION. 

The Ministerium met at the call of the President. 

The examination was resumed. On motion, the exam- 
ination was closed. 

The examination being satisfactory. It was unanimous- 
ly resolved, by ballot, that Messrs. W. A. Lutz, F. P. Cook 
and J. A. Linn be ordained. 

Resolved, That their ordination take place on Saturday 
after the sermon. 



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Ministerium now adjourned. Prayer by Rev. E. P. 
Parker. 

FOURTH SESSION. 

May 5th, 1877. 

The Ministerium met. Prayer by Rev. W. R. Ketchie. 

Resolved, That the ministers residing nearest our col- 
ored preachers, give them all necessary advice and be em- 
powered to renew their license. 

Resolved, That the former committees' expenses be paid 
by the Treasurer. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Ministerium adjourned. Benediction by the President. 

W. KIMBALL, Secretary. 



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INDEX. 



' Page. 

Advisory Members, Reception of 23 

Committees, Standing 7 

Corresponding Delegates to other Synods 10 

Committee on Death of Rev. Scherer 10 

Change of Constitution 11 

Election of Officers 5 

Election of Trustees for College and Female Seminary 11 

Exercises, Sunday 24 

Meeting of Synod 1 

Minutes of the Ministerium ' 26 

Next Meeting of Synod 16 

Parochial Table 8 

Pledges, Ministerial 19 

President's Reply to Remarks of Delegate of S. C. Synod 23 

Roll, Clerical 3 

Roll, Lay-Delegates .; 4 

Report, President's 4 

Receptions 5 

.Report of Corresponding Delegate 6 

Report on President's Report 10 

Report of Committee on Death of Rev. Scherer 12 

Report of Committee on Con feren res 13 

Report of Committee on State of the Church 13 

Report of Committee on Unfinished Business 15 

Report of Committee on Missions 15 

Report of Committee on Finances 16 

Report on Vacancies 18 

Report of Committee on Letters, &C 19 

Report of Committee on Church Institutions 21 

Treasurer's Report 9 



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TRUSTEES 



OF 



NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 



1. 


Rev. 


S. ROTHROCK, 


10. 


xMr. 


Alexander Foil, 


•2. 




W. A. Julian, 


11. 




John M. Harkey, 


3. 




T. W. DosH, D. D., 


12. 




D. A. Hoover, 


4. 




0. H. Bernheim, 


13. 




(3. T. Bernhardt, 


5. 




Timothy Mosee, 


14. 




J, L. Gr^ber, 


G. 




L. A. BiKLE, D. D., 


15. 




H. (J, McAlister, 


7. 


'' 


W. H. Cone, 


16. 


Col. 


John Shimpoch, 


8. 


u 


W. Kimball, 


17. 


Maj. 


L. G. Heilig, 


t 


Mr. 


Daniel Barrier, 


18. 


Oapt. Jacob A. Fisher. 



TKTJSTEES 

M T. PLEASANT 

FEMALE SEMINARY. 



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-1. Rev. W, a. Julian, 

2. " W. H. Cone, 

3. " E. A. WiNGARD, 

4. « T. W. UoSH, D. D., 

5. " L. A. BiKLE, U. D., 

6. Maj. L. G. Heilig, 



7 Dr. J. L. Henderson, 

8. Mr. Daniel Barrier, 

9. " John Lentz, 

10. " J. Misenheimer, 

11. " A. Foil, 

12. " Jonas Cook. 



OFFICERS 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



Hev. L. a. BIKLE, D. D., Pkesident. 

" WHITSON KIMBALL, Recording Seo'y. 
" T. W. DOSH, D. D., CoKKESPONDiNG Secy. 
" S. ROTHROCK, TuEASUKER. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS. 



1. Resolved, That we recommeud to the Church Councils the pro- 
priety of adopting the plan of collecting the Pastor's salary by assessmeut. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with our Church discipline, Chap. 
G, Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every member 
of the Church to contribute to the support of tlie gospel, except such as 
in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no minister in our connection shall be allowed to 
take charge of vacant congregations until the}- shall have satisfactoril}- 
met their obligations with their former pastor. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed strictly by the Discipline of our Church. 

Deo Volente, The next Annual Convention of this Synod will be 
held in Fkieden's Churcit, Guilford County, on v\ ednesday befoie the 
First Lord's Day in May, 1878, at 10 o'clock, A. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



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OF THE 



Evangelical Lutheran 

¥il All MIIISIIEI 

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From lay 1st to May etli, 1878. 



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STANDING RESOLUTIONS. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church 
Councils the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting 
Pastor's Salary by assessment 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Dis- 
cipline, Chap. 6, Section 3, the Church Councils be instruct- 
ed to require every member of the Church, to contribute to 
the support of the gospel, except such as in their judgment 
are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no minister in connection with this 
Synod shall be allowed to take charge of vacant congrega- 
tions until they shall have satisfactorily met their obliga- 
tions with their former pastor. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a pastor is called to a 
vacant charge, the Council be governed by the Discipline of 
the Church. 



MINUTES. 



The Seventy-Fifth Annual Convention of^the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina 
was held iu Friedeu's Cliurch, Guilford Co., N. C, Rev. 
Whitson Kimball, Pastor. 

The members of the Synod assembled in the Church, 
May 1st, 1878, at lOi A. M. Rev L. A. Bikle, D. D., 
preached the Syuodical Sermon from 1st Cor. 14, 20. 

SYNODICAL BUSINESS. 
fx:rst SEssionsr. 

May 1st, 1878, 1 P. M. 
The President opened the 75th Annual Meeting of 
Synod according to the prescribed order. The roll of min- 
isters was called. Lay delegates from pastoral charges 
presented their certificates and were received. The names 
of the Ministers and Lay-delegates were recorded as follows: 

Ministers. Post-Offioe. Enteeed Ministkt. 

1 Rev. S. Rotiikook, Gold Hill, N. C 1833 

3 " J. B. Davis, D. D...... Mt. Pleasant, ISf. C 1834 

3 " J.B.Anthony,* Trout. nau's Depot, N. C 1836 

4 " G. D. Beunheim, D.D., Wiimington, N. 1S49 

5 " J. S. Heilig, Cuncord, ]N. U 1851 

6 " C. H. Beunheim, Lexington," 1855 

7 " W.A.Julian, Mill Hill, •' 1857 

8 " W. H. Cone, China Grove, N. C 1858 

9 " L. A. Bikle, D. D., ... (-oncord, N. C 1859 

10 " W.Kimball, Gibsonville, N. C 1859 

11 " W. R. Ketohie, County Line, " 1868 

12 " R. L. Bkown, Rockwell, N. C 1868 

13 " E. P. Parker, Brick Church, N. C 1871 

14 " H.M.Brown, Salisbury, N. C 1873 

15 " P. E. ZiNK Lexington, " 1873 

16 " Vastine Stiokley, .... Mt. Ulla. N. C 1873 

17 " Prof. 8. S. Rahn, Mt Pleasant, N. C 1874 

18 " E. A. WiNGARD Charlotte, N. C 1875 

19 " R. W. Petrea, Concord, " 1876 

20 " W. A. LuTz, Winston, " 1877 

21 " J. A. Linn, Gold Hill, " 1877 

22 " W. J. SMiTH,t Salisbury, " : 1878 

23 " B. S. Brown, t Mt. Ulla, " 1878 



* Received this Synod. t Ordained at this Meeting. 



9 

4 EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 

Lay-uklegates. Pastokal CiiAimE. 

Mr. Philip Ridenhour Rev. S- Rotbrock's. 

CuL. John SniMPOcii " J. B. Davis', D- D. 

Mil. Henky IIaau , " G. I). Bernlieim's, D. D. 

" Philip Lopp " C. H- Bernheim's. 

" Jacob Stikewalt " W. A. Julian's. 

" I. F. Patterson '• W. H. Cone's. 

" A. G. Lentz " L. A. iMkle's, D. D. 

" Jaooi! Wagoner " W. Kimball's. 

" Thomas T. Earnhakt " R. L. Brovpn's. 

" Henry Sharp " E. P. Parker's. 

" D. A. SwiNK " H. M. Brown's. 

" B.S.Brown " V. Stickley's. 

Dr. p. a. Sifferd " Prof. S. S. Rabn's. 

Mr. G. E. Ritchie " R. W. Petrea's. 

" D. A. Clodfklter " W. A. Lutz's. 

" D.P.Morgan •' J. A. Linn's- 

Col. P. N. Heilig '• W. J. Smilb's. 

The President uow read his Aunual Keport, which was 
accepted and laid on the table for reference to a committee. 

PRESIDENT'S llEPORT. 

Dear Bretheen: 

Time moves on, and in tbe providence of God we are permitted to 
meet again in Annual Convention. Another year o+' toil in tbe Master's 
service bas been added to the record of tbe past, and let us hope that tbe 
work we bave done in our respective fields bas been done unto edifying — 
that tbe Church of the Redeemer bas been benefited by our labors— that 
tbe good seed sown has yielded and will continue to yield abundant fruit. 

We enter to-day upon a new year, and we meet together not only to 
see the pleasant smile, and hear the cheerful voice, and feel the warm 
pressure of the hand, but also lo interchange thought, to walk about 
Zion and mark her bulwarks and tell the towers thereof, to weave and 
strengthen those bonds of love and fellowship which should knit us to- 
gether as an ecclesiastical organization, and to devise such measures as 
will best ensure the continued growth and prosperity of our Church in 
this State. May tbe Great Head of the Church be with us to enlighten 
and direct us. 

In my official capacity there bas been little to do tbe past twelve 
months, and consequently I bave little to communicate. 



DISMISSIONS. 

Rev. T. W. Dosh, D. D., having resigned St. John's Church, Salis- 
bury, to accept the Presidency of Roanoke College, Salem, Va., was dis- 
missed in September, 1877; and Rev. F. P. Cook, who was ordained by 
this Synod at its last meeting, having accepted a call to Ada, Ohio, to 
take charge of a Mission Church in that place, was dismissed in April, 
1878. The former is now a member of tbe Synod of Virginia, and the 
latter will unite with the District Synod of Ohio. 



EVAN. LUTH SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N, C. 5 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 

In January, 1878, 1 was informed by Rev. W. H. Cone that a condi- 
tional call had been extended to him by the Chapel charge, and that he 
had accepted it. He is now the regular pastor of said charge, the former 
pastor having been recently paid the full amount due him according to 
the settlement on leaving for his present field of labor. 

In March Rev- J- B. Anthony informed me that he had accepted a call 
to the Iredell charge, and was then performing the duties of pastor. He 
will unite with Synod at this meeting. His diemission from the East 
Pennsylvania Synod has been placed in my hands for that purpose. 

There are some matters of interest upon which I might dilate, and in 
respect to which I might offer some suggestions or recommendations, 
but as they will come before Synod for consideration in the regular order 
of business, i deem it unnecessary to do so at this stage of our 
proceedings. 

Accept my thanks for your confidence as expressed in continuing me 
in office for two years. 

L. A. BIKLE, President. 

The President announced the election of officers as the 
next thing in order, and appointed Kev. H. M. Brown and 
Col. John iShimpoch tellers. 

The election resulted as follows: 
G. D. Bernheim, D. D., - - President. 

L. A. BiKLE, D. D., - - - Rec. Secretary. 

J. B. Davis, D. D , - - - (Jor. Secretary. 

Rev. S. Rothrock, - - • Treasurer. 

Eev. J. B. Anthony, having presented through the 
President his certificate of honorable dismission from the 
East Peuns3'lvania Sj'nod, was by resolution, received into 
connection with this Synod, and his name ordered to be en- 
tered on the clerical roll. 

On motion, Rev. W. 0. Schaeffer, of the Synod of Vir- 
ginia, Mr. W.J. Smith, from the Theological Seminary, 
Salem, Va., and Mr. Hamilton Swicegood, from Sandy 
Creek Church, Davidson county, were invited to seats as 
advisory members. 

The President announced the following 

Standing Committees: 

1. President's Report — Rev. C. H. Bernheim, Rev. R. 
W. Petrea and Mr. H. Haar. 

2. State of the Church— Hev. Prof. S. S. Rahn, Rev. E. 
A. Wingard and Mr. J. Stirewalt. 



6 EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N 0. 

3. Church Institutions — Kev. S. KoLhrock, Rev. W. A. 
Lutz and Mr. I. F. Patterson. 

4. Missions — Eev. W. Kimball, J. B. Davis, 1) D., and 
Mr. G. E. Ritchie. 

5 Unfinished Business —liev . H. M. Brown, Rev. P. E. 
Ziuk and Mr. P. Ridenliour. 

6. Proceedings of Conferences — Rev. J. A. Linn, Rev. 
W. R. Ketchie and Mr. T. T. Earnhart. 

7. Petitions— liev. V. Stickley, Rev. W. A. Julian, and 
Dr. P. A. SiflFerd, 

8. Vacancies — Rev. W. H. Cone. Rev. R. L. Brown, and 
Mr. A. G. Lentz. 

9. Finance — Col. P. N. HeJlig, Col. J- Shimpoch, and 
M .'. J. Wagoner. 

Resolved, That an opportunity be g-ven the Rev. W. C. 
SchieflFer, to-morrow, to make some statements concerning 
the Richmond Mission. 

The Delegate to the South Carolina Synod read his re 
port which was adopted. 

Report of Corresponding Delega'Le to the Synod of South Carolin?.. 

Your de ea:t:;e could not attend t :e last meet'ig of r,lie S. C Synod 
because he had just returned f ;om Europe, aod h!a presence was necessary 
to his congregation and to the Seminary couim'.ited to b'? charge. But 
he ^\i.ole to tue aHernate, who replied that it was also ;a;po?s'.ble for him 
to attend. As the time was now too short to wr'te a fratemalletter to 
reach t'we 8. C. Synod in time, your delegate telf:g aphed to tie sa'd body 
ou" IV'". ud 7 g'tet'J^?, wh'ch we'eieceived "n dre time a id : o a fralei ^al 
g ■>■•'!. Y "^spect.'j^ly subm'tted, 

G. D. L . '^FE^IV:. 

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8 EVAN, LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTEEIUM OF N. C. 

Adjonrued to meet to morrow at 9 A. M. 
Prayer by Kev. W. C. Schaefi'er. 

SEoonsriD sessiohst. 

May 2iid, 9 A. M. 

Prayer by Eev. C. H. Bernbeim. 

Tbe Treasurer of SyDod read his report which was ac- 
cepted and referred to Committee on Finance. 

Treasurer's Report. 

Samuel Eothrock, Treasurer, 

In Account ivith the 

Evan. Lutheran Synod of N. C 

The Treasurer charges himself as follows : 

1877. Dr. 

May 4th. To balance in Treasury, $ .24 

" To contributions at Synod 338.87 

" One Beneficiary ISTote on Eev. W A.Lutz 50.00 

" One Tuitionary Note on Rev. R. W. Petrea 8.00 

Pledges in Support of Forsythe Mission : 

May 5th. Rev V. Stickley , $5.00 

Aug. 20th. St Paul's Church, Wilmington, K. C 10.00 

Sept 29th St James' Church, Concord, JST C 10 00 

'' Rev L, A. Bikle, D D 5 00 

" Ebenezer Church, Rowan Co '. . . 5 00 

Oct. 15th. Rev. SamI Rothrock. - 5 00 

" 19th. Holy Trinity Church, Mt Pleasant, N. C. 5.00 

" 21st. St. Stephen's and Bethel Churches 5.00 

" 28th. Organ Church, Rowan County 10 00 

1878. 

March 10th. Rev. H. M Brown 5.00 

" i2th. " T. W. Dosh, D. D 5.00 

" 28th. Luther Brown 5 00 

" " Salem Church, Rowan County 5 00 

April 12th Interest collected 35 

May 1st. Rev G. D Bernbeim, D. D 5.00 

» R. W. Petrea 5.00 

" St. John's thurch 5.00 

Total $492 46 



EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTER*[UM OF N. C. 9 

The Treasurer claims allowance as follows : 

1877. Cr. 

May 5th. By Cash paid Rev. W. A. Liitz, traveling 
expenses in Forsythe Mission in the 
Snramer of 1876 $20.00 

May 5th. By one Beneficiary Kote bearing date De- 
cember 8, 187G, surrendered to Kev. W. 
A. Lutz, as per order of Synod 50.00 

May 14th. By one Tuitionary Note on Kev. 11 W. 
Petrea transferred to Treasurer of N. C 
College 8.00 

May 25th. By Cash to Rev. W. A. Lutz in part of ap- 
propriation by Synod to Forsythe Mission 25.00 

June 14th. By Cash to supplement the Salary of Rev. 
E. A. Wingard, Pastor of St. Mark's Ev. 
Luth. Church, ( harlotte, N. C 200.00 

July 9th. By Cash to Rev. W. Kimball, expenses in 
curred in having the Minutes printed 
in 1877 75 

July 23rd. By Cash to Rev. C, H, Bernheim, travel- 
ing expenses to Gibsonville to examine 
and license colored preachers 3.90 

July 28th. By Cash to Henkel & Co., for printing- 
Minutes ■ 54.06 

Sept. 3rd. By Cash to Rev. W. A Lutz in part of ap- 
propriation by Synod to Forsythe Mission 25 00 

Dec. 28th. By Cash to Rev. W. A. Lutz in part of ap- 

proi)riation by Synod to Forsythe Mission 55.00 

1878. 

March 28th. By Cash to Rev W. A. Lutz in part of ap- 
propriation by Synod to Forsythe Mis- 
sion, (in 2 vouchers) 10.00 

May 1st. By Cash to Rev. W. A. Lutz in part of 

appropriation 38 75 

By Postage, Money Orders, &c 2 00 



$492.46 
Respectfully submitted, 

Saml. Rothrock, Treasurer. 
May 2, 1878. 

The Report of Committee on President's Report was 
read and adopted. 



10 EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. 0. 

Report of Committee No. 1. 

Your Committee to whom was referred the Presicleut's Report have 
exammed the same and find nothing therein claiming the attention of 
tSynod. 

We recommend that the Report be published in the Minutes. 
Respectfully submitted, 

U. H. BERNHEIM, 
R. W. PETREA, 
H. HAaR. 

The Delegate to Tennessee Syuod read bis report which 
was adopted. 

Report of Delegate to Tennessee Synod. 

Your Delegite had tlie pleasure of attending the meeting of Tennes- 
see Synod, held iu u'oble's Church, Guilturd Co., N. C. Me was most 
cordially received, and was delighted to mark the brotherly feeling that 
existed, and the unanimity with which the business of Synoa was trans- 
acted. The brethren of that Synod are actively engaged in doing their 
Master's Work — in building up Ziou in their miust. Tliey are also in full 
sympathy with this body. A resolution was passed complimentary to the 
Delegate for serving the Chuiches made vacant by the death of liev. T. 
Crouse. Rev. A. J. Eux was elected to attend the present meeting of 
this Synod. 

Respectfully, 

C. H. BEiiNHEIM. 

The Special Committee appointed at last meeting of 
Synod, to propose an amendment, ot the Constitution touch- 
ing the office of President, submitted the following paper 
which was received and hiid on the table tor future consi<l- 
eration. 

Report on the Superintendent's Office. 

At the meeting of tlie Syuo^l of Nortli Carijlina, held two \'ears ago, 
the following action iu refeience to an arnem.ment of the con.-titution of 
our Synod was taken, as recorded in the minutes of 1876, page 24, and 
reads as follcws: '"A committee of three n-as appointed, consisting of 
Revs. G. D. Bernheim, J. B. Davis, D D., and S. Rothrock, to revise the 
constitution, touching the article on the President, making him the only 
person to nominate ministers to vacant congregations." 

Last year the committee to attend to this business was continued, with 
the following additional instructions, as founi.1 iu the minutes of 1877, 
page 15, reading as follows : '• Resolved, that Revs. G. D. Bernheim, ./. 



EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 11 

B. Davis, D. D., and S. Rothrock, the special committee appointed to 
propose an amendment of the constitution touching the office of Presi- 
dent, be continued, with instructions to devise and report at next meeting 
of Synod some plan that will give greater efficiency and authority to our 
President, as the supervisor of all our pastorates and missions ; and that 
the chairman be requested to make observations on the general subject 
during his contemplated visit to the Fatherland." 

Your committee has attended to the duty assigned them and would 
now respeclfullj' submit the following for your earnest consideration: 

1. That the office of a "superior of all our pastorates and missions " 
is decidedly Scriptural and apostolic, as we may learn from 2 Cor. 11, 28, 
where the Apostle Paul refers to his having ''the care of «M the churches" 
" which came upon him daily.' 

It does not affect the ai'gument, which we submit in favor of this 
duty, to assert, that this apostolic work was self-imposed, limited in its 
discharge to the Apostle Paul, or a necessary temporary arrangement ; 
we ai e assured that the apostle never would have increased the amount 
and burden of his labors, if such '• care of all the churches" had not been 
generally necessary, for he could veiy easily have submitted "all the 
churches " to the sole care and management of their several pastors, de- 
nominated by him both bishops and elders. See Acts 20, 28, and Phil. 
1, 1. Hence we must admit, that such a woik of superintending our pas- 
torates and missions is decidedly Scriptural, and has the sanction of apos- 
tolic practice. 

2. The office of a superintendent is as necessary cow as in the days of 
the Apostle Paul, inasmuch as it wiil unite all our ecclesiastical energies 
under one management, eveu as the forccb of an armed host are united 
and directed by one general, and in union there is strength; it will also 
supply in the most expeditious way our vacant congregations with the 
needed means of grace ; it will furnish the synod with the labor of the 
most efficient evangelist, who will always be looking up the waste places 
of our Zion, oiganizing oar scattered members into congregations and 
supplying them for a time with the word and sacraments without mission- 
ary money until missionaries are called and settled there ; it will roirect 
many evils in c >ngregations that are brought on by inexperience, impru- 
dence, or want of inf.)rmation ; it will be the means of healing many un- 
happy dissensions and divisions; it will encourage many a downcast pas- 
tor or micsionary in his arduous and, for the time, unpron ising labors; 
it will encourage congregations, without giving offense, to discharge their 
duty letter to thuir pastors, their church, and missioi\ary and educational 
enteiprises ; and it will bring more intelligently the wants and thi- prog- 
ress of our church to the notice of Synod. There will not be half as ma- 
ny mistakes, nor half as many leaps in the dark made at Synod as now 
and our funds will be much more intelligently appropriated and more 
usefully and efficiently applied. 

3. In addition to all this, the office of a Superintendent of son.e kind 
is not only sanctioned by Lutheran usage from the days of the Reforma- 
tion until now, but in no country on the face of the globe has the Luther- 



12 EVAN, LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 



an Church ever beea without such an officer, except here in America, and 
even in this country, this office has been recognized by and employed in 
some Synods under the Latin name "Praeses," which signifies almost the 
same as superintendent or overseer. It is generally known that the Lu- 
theran church in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland is superintend- 
ed by bishops, and in Sweden even by an archbishop, who superintend:^ 
all the bishops; whilst all over our lierman fatherland this officer is call- 
ed a superintendent, who oversees a certain ecclesiastical district, and a 
general superintendent that has the oversight of the entire church in a 
kingdom, duchy or other country. Hence we must conclude, that the 
office of "supervisor of all our pastorates and uiissions " is sanctioned by 
universal Lutheran usage, which has never and nowhere been interrupted 
since the days of the Reformation except here in America. Some of our 
most eminent Lutheran divines^and theologians have held this office, such as 
Dr. Bugenhagen of Wittenberg of the sixteenth century, who was Luther's 
associate and his pastor, and Dr. John Gerhard of the seveateenth centu- 
ry, the greatest theologian that ever lived, both of whom, after having 
been district superintendents for a time, became general superintendents 
of their country, which office they ffiled to the close of their lives. 

4. But in justice to this subject it must be said, that this office is a 
very different one from that of bishop in the Roman Catholic hierarchy, 
or in the Church of England, and in the Episcopal church in this country. 
The seventh article of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession ever stands op- 
posed to the doctrine of " no church without a bishop," much more to 
the figment of an unbroken line of Apostolic succession in the order of 
bishops- The Evangelical Lutheran Church never can become what ma- 
ny persons in these above-mentioned Episcopal denominations would 
wish her to be, or what men with episcopal proclivities desire to make 
her ; her time-honored Confession presents an insuperable barrier to all 
such pretensions and to every ecclesiastical establishment in accordance 
with said doctrine. Even in Scandinavia, wh^re the Lutheran Church 
has bishops, this order or office is not regarded asa^Vz-e dmftf? institution. 
Some thirty years ago a certain Lutheran minister, named Muonius, em- 
igrated from Sweden to the United States and settled in the West ; there 
he organized a congregation of Swedes and then connected himself with 
the Episcopal church, carrying his congregation with him. He then 
wrote to the Archbishop of Upsala in his native country to know whether 
he approved of this his act, giving his reason that there were no bishops 
in the Lutheran Church in America as in Sweden ; to which the Arch- 
bishop replied that he highly disapproved of such a course, which, though 
it was not downright apostacy, was nevertheless a downfall. 

In Germany each pastor is the bishop of his own flock, and performs 
all actus ministeriales, confirmation included : and when a minister of the 
gospel becomes a superintendent he is not re-ordained, for he is only regarded 
as one that is to perform additional duties in the Church for its general 
welfare; generally he is also the pastor of a congregation and is supplied 
with an assistant in the performance of his pastoral duties in his own 
congregation- 



■EVAN. LUTH. ^YNOD AND MINISTEBIUM OF N. C. 13 

5. Every possible inquiry was made in Grermany last year on this 
■subject by the chairman of your committee, and books have been procur- 
ed to afford us all the needed information, which are now lying before you 

■on the altar. Superintendent Natorp of Dusseldorf lijrnished us the Kir- 
•chenordnung now in use in Westphalia and the Rhine province, which, 
■as he declares, is likely to be introduced also all over the kingdom of 
Prussia, in which Kirchenordnuug the duties of the superintendent are set 
forth, as well as the manner in which these duties are to be performed. 
Thus you will perceive, that there is wanting nothing in the way of infor- 
mation that may be of service to us in the introduction of the superin- 
tendent's office into our Synod. 

6. We come now to the most important question, vix. : What plan 
shall this Synod adopt to institute the office of superintendent in that 
portion of our Church in this State under the jurisdiction of our Synod? 

a- Let him be chosen from among those of our pastoi sin office that are 
of sufficient age and experience, so as to be well qualified for the per- 
formance of his duties, and inspire proper respect both among our own 
.people and others. 

b. Let him hold his office during good behavior and the competent 
and faithful discharge of his duties, so long as he remains in connection 
with this Synod and is otherwise employed either as the pastor of one or 
more of our congregations or as a professor in one of our institutions of 
learning. 

c. Let him have a salary of Dollars per an- 
mrm, to enable him to defray his necessary traveling expenses and to 
make provision for the supplying of his place during his absence on his 
tour of visiting the churches and evangelization, which salary is to be col- 
l-eoted as much as possible in the congregations and missions he visits- 

d. Let him be required to visit eveiy congregation of our Synod at 
least triennially and ofteuer if possible. 

e. In order to avoid all misunderstandings in reference to our belief 
in the parity of the ministry, let us conform to established Lutheran 
usage in Germany and entitle this office : — tJt£ Su2}erinte?ident\s office, then 
the world at large will not confound it with the episcopacy of Rome and 
of other denominations holding it, and our German emigrants will at once 
understand and appreciate it. 

/. Let all such constitutional legislation of our Synod in conflict 
with the duties of this office be repealed, and for the present every thing 
in the constitution relating to the President's office be made the duty of 
the superintendent, with the additional duties of a "supervisor of all our 
pastorates and missions," as already resolved upon by our Synod at its last 
meeting in 1877. 

g. Let the superintendent take for his guide, as far as practicable, the 
Kirchenordnung of Westphalia and the Rhine province, until such time as 
this Synod from its own experience shall be enabled to legislate upon this of- 
fice and conform it to the wants of our Church in this State. 

GD. BERNHEIM, 
J. B. DAVIS, 
SAML. ROTHROCK. 



14 EVAN. LUTH SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 

A.U opportunity was now ^iveu the Rev. W. C. Schaef- 
fer, to make some statements concerning the Eichmond Mis- 
sion, after which the following resolution was read and 
adopted : 

Resolved, That this Syuod has heard with pleasure and approval, 
the Rev. W. C- Schaeffer in relation to his work in Richmond, Va., and 
that it assures him of its sympathies, prayers, and endeavors, in behalf of 
his important undertaking. 

Rev. W. 0. Schaetfer preached at 11 A. M., from the 
words: ''Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to 
every creature," and ''Lo, I am with you alway, even unto 
the end of the world.'' 

xiiiRiD SEssionsr. 

May 2nd, 1 P. M. 

On motion, Revs. D. A. Long and M. L. Hurley of the 
Christian Church were invited to seats as advisory members. 

The Reports on the State of the Church were read and 
placed in the hands of Committee, No. 2 for a condensed 
statement. 

Interesting and encouraging remarks on the condition 
of the different Churches in the bounds of Synod were also 
made by the Lay delegates representing them. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of Synod be authorized to pay the 
tuition of Mr- C. A- Rose, a student in North Carolina (College, for the 
term ending May 15, 1878- 



Adjourned to meet to-morrow at 9 A. M. 
Prayer by Rev. E. P. Parker. 



FOXJRTH SESSIOKT. 

May 3rd, 9 A. M. 

Prayer by Rev. J. A. Linn. 

An election for Treasurer of the College Fund, as pro- 
vided for by the action of Synod at its last meeting, result- 
ed in the choice of Rev. S. Rothrock. 

The Eleport on Church Institutions was read and 
adopted. 



EVAN. LtJTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 15 

Report of Committee No. 3. 

Your Committee have received but one paper on Church Institutions, 
viz. : the Report of the Board ot Trustees'of North Carolina College- From 
this we learn that the College is in a prosperous condition under the pres- 
ent able and active facultj-. 

Concerning Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, we can report that it is 
in a flourishing condition under the administration ol its efficient Princi- 
pal, Prof. Lewis H. Rothrock, A. M. 

We recommeud that the Report of the President of Board of Trustees 
of N. C. College be jjublished in the Minutes of Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ, 
SAML ROTHROCK, 
I. F. PATTERSON. 

Report of the President of the Board of Trustees of N. C. College. 

Mt. Pleasant, N. C, 

May 1st, 1878. 
To THE Evangelical Lutheran Synod of N. C. : 

As chairman of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, 
it is my duty to forward an annual report of said mstitution to your 
body. In obedience to a resolution passed by the last Synod, the College 
was offered to a faculty that would take charge of it and conduct it in 
accordance with its chartered design upon their own responsibilit}'. Rev. 
L. A. Bikle, D. D., Prof. S. S. Rahn and Prof. H. T. J. Ludwick, the fac- 
ulty elect, accepted the proposition and entered into a written agreement 
with the Boaid for a term of three years. The Board on the one part 
surrendered to the faculty the College Buildings, grounds, and President's 
house, and all other appurtenances, free of rent, it being understood that 
all repairs, insurance on the property, shall be made by the Board out of 
the customary contingent fees of the College or other funds at their com- 
mand. And tlie Faculty on the other part agreed to administer the in- 
stitution in the manner and for the purposes of its chartered design, and 
further guaranteed upon honor to preserve the Buildings, grounds, appara- 
tus, &c., from injury to the exteat of their ability, with a view to return 
the said property to the trustees in as good condition as when received by 
them. The exercises of the Scholastic year began on the first Monday of 
August, 1877. The number of students enrolled for the year is 70, and the 
deportment of the students in the main has been good. 

A new fence is now being put up enclosing the Campus grounds. The 
roofs of the college buildings have become so leaky that they must be re- 
paired. The roof of the main college building has already been repaired, 
and the roofs of the two halls are undergoing repair now. The buildings 
are kept clean and in good condition by the Faculty. 

Financially, we are the same as last year with the exception of the 
accrued interest on our debt. Under the present arrangement we incur 
no new liabilities. We have ordered the sale of our old State Bonds, and 



16 EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MlNiS^SRItJ'M OF N, C. 

with the proceeds of the Bonds, and the favorable response of the Church 
to the plan and resolutions of the last Synod, the debt of the College can 
soon be paid off, as it ought to be. I have the utmost confidence in the 
plan adopted by Synod to raise money to pay off the indebtedness of the 
College. If it is properly presented to our people, they will respond by 
contributing to its necessities and relief. 

There are two vacancies in the Board of Trustees caused by the resig- 
nation of Dr. Dosh and .J. L. Grajber which it will become your duty to 
fill. I trust you will elect men who will attend the meetings of the 
Board and work for the College. 

In conclusion, I would say that the Faculty have the confidence of 
our people and the students, with respect to their ability to teach and ad- 
minister the institution- 

.JOHN SCHIMPOCH, 

President of the Board of Trustees. 

Tlie report on the State ot the Church was read aud 
adopted. 

Report of Standing Committee No. 2. 

Another year of ministerial labor has ended, during which our 
church has passed througli varied experiences of prosperity and adversity, 
and had her alternate seasons of joy and affliction. 

The reports which have been handed to your committee give the oft 
repeated hisLory of ciiurch growtli, some rejoicing in the reaping of 
abundant harvests, and others lamenting that the word sown has not yet 
borne its fruits, nevertheless there appeared to be a decided growth in 
many respects. Our boundaries have been enlarged aud our membership 
increased ; aud espocially, in some of our mission fields has the cause of 
our church prospered. Another hopeful indicati(m is that a smaller prc- 
portion of ministers complain of a failure on the part of congregations to 
pay their salaries. 

The principal thing demanding the attention of our Synod is the 
rnultiplicAtion ot home missions in her borders, aud the fact that, while 
the calls for aid are increased, there has been a spirit of lukewarmness on 
the part of some congregations iu raising the assessuients of Synod for 
this and other church purposes. 

Giving praise for divine guidance in the past, we would invoke the 
blessing of the Great Head of the church ou this portion of our beloved 
Zion that her children may each passing year make manifest her glorious 
faith in the love of their hearts, the confession of their lips, and the deeds 
of their lives. 

(8. S. RAHN, 
Committee - E. A. WINGARD, 
(.1. STIREWALT. 

By request, Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., delivered, at 
11 A. M., his Lecture on the Localities of the Reformation. 



EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 17 

FIFTIi SESSIOISr. 

May 3id, 1 P. M. 

The Report on Proceedings of Conferences was read 
and adopted. 

Report of Standing Committee No. 6. 

Your Coinraittee on Conferontial Proceedings would submit the fol- 
lowing: 

1. The minutes of the Eastern Conference show that three meetings 
were held by that body during the past Synodical year. The members 
appear to be actively engaged in the work of saving souls. 

Two resolutions claiming the altculiou of Synod were patstd, but 
as action has already been taken, with reference to the subject mat- 
ter of these resolutions, it is not necessary to bring them to the notice of 
Synod. 

3. The Western Conference held two meetings during the past year. 
The members of that body are earnest workers in the vineyard of the 
Lord. Your Committee find nothing in Minutes requiring the action of 
Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN, . 
W. R. KETCHIE, 
THOS. T. EARNHART. 

The subject of Vacancies received the attention and 
occupied the time of Synod for the remainder of the after- 
noon, but no definite action was reached. 

Adjourned to meet to-morrow at 9 A. M. 

Prayer by Eev. R. L. Brown. 

SlXlXIi SESSIOIST. 

May 4th, 9 A. M. 

Prayer by Rev. W. A. Julian. 

On motion, the regular order of business was suspended 
for the purpose of holding an election to fill two vacancies 
in the Board of Trustees of K. C. College, caused by the re- 
signations of Dr. T. W. Dosh and Mr. J. L. Graeber. 

Rev. R. W. Petrea and Mr. B. D. Lentz were elected. 

An election was held also to fill a vacancy in the Board 
of Female Seminary. Rev. V. Stickley was elected. 

The Report of Finance Committee was read and adopted. 



18 EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 

Report of Committee No. 9. — Finance. 

Your Committee on Finauce report that they have ex- 
amined the Treasurer's Keport and find it correct. 

The following contributions for Synodicai purposes are 
reported : 

Rev. S. Kothrock's Charge: 

Organ church assessed $25 00 paid $16 75 

St Stephen's church assessed 8 00 " 4 70 

Bethel church assessed 8 00 " 2 05 

Rev. J. B. Davis' Charge: 
Church of the Holy Trinity assessed. .$25 00 paid $17 70 

Rev. W. Kimball's Charge: 

Friedeu's church assessed $20 00 paid $20 00 

St. Paul's church assessed 5 00 " 5 00 

Macedonia church assessed 5 00 " 50 

Rev. Gr. D. Bernheim's Charge: 

St. Paul's church assessed $50 00 paid $50 00 

Rev. C. H. Bernheim's Charge: 
Pilgrim church assessed $10 00 paid $ 3 85 

Rev. W. H. Cone's Charge: 

Luther Chapel church assessed $25 00 paid $38 10 

St. Paul's church assessed 15 00 , " G 80 

Rev. W. a. Julians Charge: 

St. Enoch church assessed $20 00 paid 13 30 

Trinity church assessed 10 00 " 95 

Rev. L. a. Bikle's Charge: 
St. James church assessed $25 00 paid $35 00 

Salisbury Charge : 
St. John's church assessed $25 00 paid $10 00 

Rev. J. B. Anthony's Charge : 

St. Michel's church assessed $15 00 paid $ 7 00 

St. Paul's church assessed , C 00 " 1 00 



evan. lutii. synod and ministerium of n. c. 19 

Kev. W. R. Ketchie's Charge: 

St. Matthew's church assessed $ 3 00 paid $ 3 30 

Kev. E. p. Parker's Charge: 

Lane's clinrch assessed $10 00 jtaid $ 2 73 

Richland church assessed $ 3 00 " 2 00 

Coble's church assessed 3 00 •• 1 27 

Rev. H. M. Brown's Charge: 

Bethel church assessed $15 00 paid $ 8 00 

Christ chnrch assessed 5 00 '• 

Reformation church assessed 5 00 " 2 91 

Rev. R. L. Brown's Charge : 

Uniou church assessed . . ., $20 00 paid $ 4 55 

Christiana church assessed 7 00 " 2 00 

Rev. V. Stickley's Charge : 

Salem church assessed $15 00 paid $10 00 

St. Luke's church assessed 10 00 " 8 00 

Rev. R. W, Petrea's Charge : 

St. John's church assessed $40 00 paid $40 00 

Rev. E. a. Wingards Charge • 

St Mark's church assessed $15 00 paid 

Rev. VV. a. Lutz's Charge: 

Bethany church assessed $ C 00 paid $ 4 41 

Spanish church assessed 4 00 " 2 60 

Hopewell church assessed 4 00 " 2 25 

Nazareth chnrch assessed 6 00 " 4 50 

Rev. J. A. Linn's Charge: 

St. Peters Church assessed $10 00 paid $10 00 

St. Matthew's church assessed 10 00 " 5 40 

Luther's church assessed 6 00 " 2 80 

Gold Hill church assessed 6 00 " 6 00 

Rev. S. S. Rahn's Charge: 
Bbenezer church assessed $15 00 paid $15 00 



20 evan. luth. synod and ministerium of n. o. 

Vacant Churches : 

Th3'atira church assessed $3 00 

Provideuce church assessed $3 00 

Mt. Carmel church assessed 3 00 

Newton church assessed 2 00 

Sandy Creek church assessed 15 00 

Total assessed $541 00 paid $376 48 

Your Committee have paid over the above contribu- 
tions to the Treasurer, and have taken his bond lor the same 
with approved security. 

The following contributions for College fund have been 
received and paid over to the Treasurer elect. 

Eev. S. RoTHRocK's Charge: 

Organ Church, $16 05 

St. Stephen's church, 3 00 

Bethel church, 3 15 

Rev. J. B. Davis' Charge : 
Holy Trinity, $17 40 

Rev. S. S. Rahn's Charge: 
Ebenezer, $12 70 

Rev. E. p. Parker's Charge : 5 20 

Rev. W. R. Ketchie's Charge: 4 50 

Rev. H. M. Brown's Charge: 

Bethel, 1195 

Cherry Hill, 5 20 

Christ, 1 00 

Rev. V. Stickley's Charge: 

St. Luke, 8 25 

Salem, 14 00 

Rev. R. L, Brown's Charge : 

Christiana, - 2 25 

Rev. J. A. Linn's Charge:.. 9 00 



EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 21 



Rev. W. H. Cone's Charge : 

Luther Cbapel, 15 85 

St. Paul, .. 5 50 

Rev. W. Kimball's Charge : 
St. Paul, 14 3G 



Total - $149 3(i 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. N. HEILIG, 
JOHN ISHIMPOCII, 
JACOB WAGO.NEH. 

Resolved, Tliit the apportioumeut of last year for the different 
churches of this Synod, be the same for tlie present Syuodical year. 

Ou uiotion. Rev E. A. VViiigard, Col. P. IS^. Heilig and 
Dr. P. A. Sift'erd were excused Iroin attendance on Synod 
after to-day 

Rev. E A. Wincard preached at 11 A. M., from John 
15:16. 

SE^VEIsTTH SEssionsr. 

May 4th, 1 P. M. 
The rei)ort on Unfinished Business was read and 
adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 5. 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business find nothing in the Minutes 
of last year claiming the attention of Synod. 

RespectfuU}' submitted, 

H. M. BROWN, 

P. E. ZINK, 

P. RIDENHOUR. 

The report on Petitions was read and adopted. 

Report of Standing Committee No. 7. 

Your Committee appointed on Letters and Petitions would respect- 
fully submit the following report : 

No. 1 is a letter from Rev. J. S. Heilig asking to be excused from 
attending the present meeting of Synod, on account of bodily indisposi- 
tion. We recommend that he be excused. 

No. 2 is a petition signed by thirteen members of Lutheran Chapel 
living almost equally distant, from Lutheran Chapel, St. John's, St. 



22 EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTEEIUM OF N. 0. 

Enoch's and Concord, asking permission to organize themselves into a 
congregation and build a church. 

We rccc.mmend that Synod grant them permission. 
No. 3 is a letter from Rev. A. R. Rude, D. D., delegate of the South 
Carolina Synod, conveying the fraternal regard and affections of said 
Synod to this body and expressing his regret, that he cannot be present 
with us. 

We recommend his letter be lead before Synod. 
No. 4 is a letter from Rev. A. J. Fox, of the Tennessee Synod, con- 
veying the fraternal feelings of said Synod to this body, and expressing 
his regrets that circumstances are such that he cannot be with us. 
We recommend his letter be read to Synod. 

No. Sis a petition from Bethel church, Stanley Co., North Carolina, 
signed by the Council, asking the Synod to hold its next convention there. 
We recommend this to the action of Synod at the proper time. 
Respectfully submitted, 

V. STICKLEY, 
WxM. A. JULIAN, 
' P. A. SIFFEKD. 

Resolved, That the Sandy Creek church be requested to settle with 
Rev.C. n. Bernheim, and that then the charge, of which said church is 
a part, proceed according to the Constitution of Synod to procure the 
seiviccb of a regular pastoi'. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of Synod inform the Sandy Creek 
church of this action of Synod. 

The report of Committee ou the Superinteudent's office 
was takeu from the table and considered at leugth. 
After a protracted discussiou of the facts set forth aud the 
points involved, the following resolutions were passed : 

1. Resolved, That this Synod has heard with pleasure the report of 
the Committee touching the office of Superintendent or President, and 
that it approves of the arguments advanced in favor of the Scriptural 
character, the importance, and the necessity of such an office. 

3. Resolved, That the President of Synod be requested to visit the 
churches under the jurisdiction of the Synod, for the purpose of explain- 
ing the office of Superintendent 

3. Resolved, That the President be authorized to organize as soon 
as practicable Mission churches at such points as give promise of success. 

Adjourned to meet Monday at 8J A. M. 
Prayer by Rev. S. Kothrock. 

Sunday, May 5th. 

An immense concourse of people assembled at an early 
hour 



EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 23 

In the moriiiug, liev Dr. J. B.Davis preached in the new 
church, Rev. Dr. L. A. Bikle iu the old church, and Eev. 
H, M. Brown at a couvenieut point between the two 
churches At the close of the sermon by Dr. Davis, Messrs. 
W. J. Smith and B. S. Brown were solemnly ordained by 
the President of Synod assisted by the Secretaries ; after 
which the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administer- 
ed to members of the Synod and the congregation. 

In the afternoon. Rev Prof. S. S. Eahn preached in the 
new church, and Rev. W A Lutz in the old. 

The Lord bless these holy services to the good of many 
souls 

EIG-KCm SESSI01>T, 

May 0th, 8^- A.M. 
Prayer by Rev. W. H, Cone. 
The report on Vacancies was read and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 8. 

Your Committee on Vacancies have had the following churches 
brought to their notice : Newton and Thyatira iu Catawba County, and 
Mt. Carmel in Cabarras County. 

It is recommended that the President of Synod make the necessary 
provision for supplying tliese vacant churches with the means of grace. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CONE, 
R. L. BROWN, 
A. G. LENTZ. 

Resolved, That this Synod approves of the church organization at 
Moose's school house in the bounds of St. John's pastorate, Cabarras Co. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of Synod be authorized to pay the 
deficieucy in last year's appropriation for Forsythe mission out of funds 
in his hands at this time. 

The amount of deficiency was reported to be $46.25. 

Resolved, That 1200 copies of the Minutes of present meeting of 
Synod be printed for distribution among our members. 

The report on Missions was read and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 4. 

Your Committee recommend the Forsythe mission and the petition 
from the church in Charlotte to the consideration of Synod when appro- 
priations are made. 



24 EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. 0. 

There are Lutheran families in Raleigh, Goldsboro, Mewbern, Greensboro, 
and Hickory, which should receive attention. Your Commiitee recommend 
that Raleigh, Goldsboro, and New bern constitute amission; also. Hickory, 
Statesville, Newton, and Thyatira. We recommend that these two mis- 
sions and, also, Greensboro be visittdthe present Syuodical yeai' by the 
President of Synod. We further recommend that Greensboro be supplied 
this year by the pastor of Frieden's church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. KIMBALL, 
.L B. DAVIS, 
G. E. RITCHIE. 

Resolved, That the ofiicers of Synod be a C'ommittee to supply 
with missionaries the points named in the above lepoit, as soon as they 
have been visited by the President of Synod. 

Resolved, That Rev. W. KiiLbail, Rev. E. P. Parker and Mr. G. L. 
Greeson be a committee to look after our interests at Company Shops, 
and report at the next meeting of Synod. 

Resolved, That the Rev. E. A. Wingard be invited to visit the 
churches of this Synod in behalf of the Charlotte mission, and that he be 
assured of our hearty co-operation. 

Resolved, That $200 be appropriated to thePorsythe Mission for the 
present Synodical year. 

Resolved, That $300 be appropriated to the Goldsboro, Raleigh, 
and Newbern Missions. 

Resolved, That Rev. C. H. Bernheim be appointed to visit the Ca- 
tawba Mission, to see what can be done by the said mission towards sup- 
porting a pastor, and that he report to the officers of Synod the result of 
said visit. 

Resolved, That on the payment of $25 the note held against Rev. 
W. A. Lutz by the Synod be surrendered, and a clear receipt given. 

An election for Delegates to other ecclesiastical bodies 
was held and resulted as follows; 

To South Carolina Synod. — Eev. E. A. Wiugard, 
priucipal, and Eev. W. A. Julian, alternate. 

To Tennessee Synod — Eev. V. Stickley, principal, 
and Eev. W A. Lutz, alternate. 

To Pennsylvania Ministerium.— Eev. Dr. L. A. 
Bikle, principal, and Eev. Dr G.D. Bernheim, alternate. 

Bethel church, Stanley County, was selected as the 
place for holding next Annual Convention of Synod. 

Resolved, That the sincere thanks of Synod be returned to the 
members of Frieden's church and to the citizens of the community for 
the hospitable entertainment of its members. 

The Minutes of Synod were read and confirmed. 

Adjourned to hold the 76th Annual meeting of Synod 
in Bethel church, Stanley Co., North Carolina, beginning on 
Wednesday before the first Sunday in May, 1879, at 10 A. 
M. The President closed Synod in due form. 

L. A. BIKLE,' Secretary. 



MINISTERIAL BUSINESS. 



nitsx SBssioisr. 

May 1st, 4 P. M. 

The Ministerium was opened with prayer by Eev. W. A. 
Juliau. 

Messrs W. J. Smith and B. S. Brown from the Theo- 
logical Seminary in Salem, Virginia, appeared as applicants 
for ordination. 

Resolved, That the officers of Synod constitute the examining Com- 
mittee. 

Adjourned to meet at call of President. 
Prayer by Rev. V. Stickley. 

SEcoisriD sEssionsr. 
♦ 

May 2d, 4J P M. 

Prayer by Kev. E A. Wingard. 

Letters were read from Kevs C Plyler and F. S Glad- 
stone of the Methodist church, asking to be received into 
connection with the North Carolina Synod 

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to report on said letters. 

Committee: Kev. J B. Davis, Rev. W. H. Cone and 
Rev. W. Kimball. 

A letter was read trom Rev J H. Fesperman, requesting 
an honorable dismission to the Methodist church. 

Action on this request was postponed to the next ses- 
sion of tiie Ministerium. 

Adjourned to meet at call of the President. 

Prayer by Rev. P. B Zink 



26 EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C 

TliiniD SESSIOIST. 

May 3d, 8^ A. M. 
Prayer by Rev. H. M. Brown 

Resolved, That in view of Rev. J. H. Fesperman's desire to sever 
his connection with the North Carolina Synod, and in view of his express- 
ed intention to abandon the Lutheran Ministry he be required to return 
his 01 dination certificate to the President of Sj^nod, and that he be re- 
garded henceforth a layman in the church. 

Adjourned to meet at call of the President. 
Benediction by the President. 

FOTJFiTB^ SESSIOHSr. 

May 3d, 4 P. M. 

Prayer by Eev. S. Rothrock. 

Messrs. Smith and Brown appeared before the Ministe- 
rium, and were examined by the ofScers of Synod, as to 
their qualifications for the holy office of the ministry. 

Adjourned to meet to morrow at 8^ A. M. 

Prayer by Rev. W. A. Lutz. 

iptft:lj: sessioist. 

May 4th, 8^ A. M. 

Prayer by Brother W. J. Smith. 

On motion, the examinaticfii of Messrs. Smith and 
Brown was closed. 

The examination proving satisfactory, the ordination 
of the applicants was ordered by separate ballots 

Resolved, That their ordination take place on Sunday after a ser- 
mon ])y Rev. Dr. J. B. Davis. 

Resolved, That the Secretary inform Mr. Fespeinian of the action 
of the Ministerium in his case. 

Report of Committee on the Letters of Revs. Plyier and Gladstone. 

Your committee, to whom were referred the applications 
of Revs. Plyier and Gladstone for admission into this Syn 
od, beg leave to report that — 

Whereas, Favorable reports of these brethren come to us from 
quite a number of good men who know them — and 



EVAN. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM OF N. C. 27 

Whereas, These brethren are not present to afford us an opportuni- 
ty of conferring with them, therefore,- 

Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to confer and 
advise with these brethren with respect to their doctrinal views, ministe- 
rial qualifications, and designs in seeking admission into our church ; and 
that the result of this conference be rep M'ted to the next regular meeting 

of this Ministerium. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. DAVIS, 
W. H. CONE, 
W. KIMBALL. 

Resolved, That the spiritual condition and wants of the colored race 
be placed in the hands of a Committee of three, and that said committee 
report at the meeting of Ministerium in 1879. 

The President annouuced the following Committees : 

Committee to confer with Kev. Plyler: Eevs. C. H. 
Beruheim, Stickley and Cone. 

Committee to confer with Rev Gladstone: Revs. Bikle, 
Rahn and Julian. 

Committee to consider the spiritual condition and wants 
of the colored race: Revs. C. H. Bernheim, Cone and Kim- 
ball 

The Minutes of Ministerium were read and confirmed. 

Adjourned with benediction by the President. 

L. A BIKLE, Secretary 



INDEX. 





Pack 


Apportionments 


21 


Advisory Members 


5 


Charlotte Church 


23—24 


Election of Officers 


5 


Election of Delegates to other Synods 


24 


Election of Trustees for College and Female Seminary 


17 


Election of Treasurer for College Fund 


14 


Minutes of Miuisterium 


25—28 


Parochial Table 


7 


President's Report 


4 5 


Report of Delegate to S. C. Synod 


6 


Report of Delegate to Tennessee Synod 


10 


Report of President of N. C. College Board 


15—16 


Report on Superintendent's Office ... 


10—13 


Report on President's Report 


10 


Report on State of the C'hurcli 


16 




15 


Report on Missions 


23 


Report on Proceedings of Conferences 


17 


Report on Petitions 


21 




/ 21 


Report on Vacancies 


23 


Report on Finance 


18 


Resolution of Thanks 


24 


Richmond Mission 


14 


Sandy Creek Church 


22 


Standing C 'mmittees 


5—6 


Sunday's Services . •• 


23 


Tr<'asurer's Report 


8-9 



TRUSTEES 



OF 



North Carolina College, 



1. Eev. S. Rothrock, 

2. " W A Julian, - 

3. " W. H. Cone, 

4. " L A. BiKLE, D. D., 
5 " 0. H. Bernheim, 

6. " Whitson Kimball, 

7. " Timothy Mosbr, 

8. " R. W, Petrea, 

9 Col. John Shimpoch, 



10 Maj. L. G. HEiLia, 
11. Mr. Alex Foil, 
12 Capt. J. A. Fisher, 

13. Mr. H. C. McAlister, 

14. " C. T. Bernhardt, 

15. " D. E Hoover, 

16. " Danl. Barrier, 

17. " Jno M, Harkey, 

18. " E. D. Lentz. 



TRUSTEES 



OF 



Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary. 



1 Rev. W. a. Julian, 

2. " W. H Cone, 

3 " Prof. S. S. Rahn, 

4. " L A. BiKLE, D. D., 

5. " Vastine Stick ley, 
6 Maj. L G. Heilig, 



7. Dr. J. L. Henderson, 

8. Mr. Danl. Barrier, 
9 '' John Lentz, 

10. " J. J. Misenhimer, 

11 " Alex Foil, 

12 " Jonas Cook. 



OFFICERS OF N. C. SYNOD. 



Pkesidest— Rev. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D., Wilmington N. C 
Recokding SECnETA!iY — Rev. L. A. BIKLE, D. D., Concord, N. C. 
CoKKESPONDiNG Secketaky— Rev. J. B. DA.V1S, D.D., Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Teeasuker— Rev. S. ROTHROCK, Gold Hill, N. O. 



The 76th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
of North Carolina will be held in BETHEL CHURCH, STANLEY 
CO., N. C, commencing on WEDNESDAY before the FIRST SUN- 
DAY IN MAY, 1879, at 10 A. M. 



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MIlSrUTES 



AND 



CONSTITUTION 



Evangelical Lutherai^.Synod |Ministerium 



NORTH CAEOLINA 
1879. 



SAI,ISBT'HY : .1. .1. BRUXEn. PRINTKR. 



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CHURCH INSTITTJTIOKS. 



North Carolina College and Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, 
our Church Institutions, located in Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus County, N. 
C, nine miles from Concord, are in a flourishing condition. Each Insti- 
tution is managed by 'able and efficient Professors, who are ready to 
receive any -who wish to favor them with their patronag^e. Any 
young man or young lady desiring to obtain a thorough education, 
,at more reasonable terms than can be obtained elsewhere, would do 
well to apply to 

Rev. S. S. RAHN, 

Secretary of College Facivlty, and 

pkof. lewis H. ROTHROCK, 

Principal of Seminary, 

^[t. Pleasant, X. C. 



MINUTES 



SEVENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 



EvAfELicAL LuTHERAi( Synod |Ministerium 



NORTH CAEOLINA, 



HELD IN 



BETHEL OHUEOH, STANLY OOTJKTY, N. C. 
Prom April 30tli to May 3d, 1879. 



SALISBURY : J, J. BKUJfER F.^.IXTER. 



^TAJ^DINQ RESOLUTION?. 



1. Mesolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils the propriety of 
adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary hy assessment. 

2. Resolved, That In accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter vi, Section 3. 
the Church Councils he instructed to require every member of the Church, to con- 
trihute to the support of the gospel, except such as in their Judgment are too poor 
to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no Minfster in connection with this Synod shall be allowed to 
take charge of vacant congregations until they shall have satisfactorily met their 
obligations with their former Pastor. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant charge, the Coun- 
cil be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recognition of the presence of Ministers, not of the 
Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in the minutes as having been 
in attendance upon the sessions of this Body. 



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Pursuant to a resolution adopted at the last session, tliQ 
Ministers and Lay-Delegates, of the 76th annual meeting of 
tlie Evan. Lutheran S^^nod of North Carolina, convened in 
Bethel Church, Stanly co., N. C, April 30th, 1879. 

The President, Rev. G. D. Bernheini, D. D., preached the 

Synodical sermon from John 14: 20. After which Synod was 

opened according to the prescribed order, and the names of the 

members enrolled. 

MINISTERS. 

Na:mes. Post-Offick. Ent. Ministry, 

Rev. J. B. ANTHONY, Troutman, N. C 1832 

" S. ROTHROCK, Gold Hill, " .....1833 

" J. B. DAVIS, D. D 3ft. Pleasant" 1834 

" G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D., Wilmington, " 1849 

'' J.S. HEILIG, Concord, " ..1851 

" C. H. BERNHEIM, Lexington, " 1855 

" W. A. JULIAN, Lexington, " 1857 

" W. H. CONE, China Grove,'' 1858 

'' L. A. BIKLE, D. D., Concord, " 1859 

" W.KIMBALL, Gibsonville, " 1859 

" W. R. KETCHIE, Moclsville, *' 1868 

" J. H. FESPERMAN, Staiesville, " ...1868 

" R.L.BROWN, Rockwell, " 1868 

" E. P. PARKER, Brick Church" 1 871 

" H.M.BROWN, Salisbury, ".... 1873 

" P. E. ZINK, Lexington, " 1873 

'* V. R. STICKLEY,... ML Vila, " 1873 

'' Prof. S. S. RAHN, ML Pleasant,'' 1874 

" E. A. WINGARD, Charlotte, " 1875 

" R.W. PETREA, Concord, " 1876 

" W. A. LUTZ, Winston," 1877 

" J.A.LINN, Gold Hill, " 1877 

" W.J.SMITH, Salisbury, " 1378 



4 Mfnufes EvangelicaZ 

LAY-DELEGATES. 

Xamks. Pastokal Chahgk. 

Mir. JAM ES HAITHCOX, Rev. J. B. A nthonff. 

" R.A..K. MILLER, " S, lioiliroel: 

€01.. JOHX SHIMPOCH, " J. B. Davis. 

Mu. W. H. GEKKEN,.; " «. J). Beniheim. 

'^ PHILIP LOPP, " C.H. BeniJu'im. 

" ALEX.. SWICEGOOD, " W. A. Jtilian. 

Cait. JOriX SLOOP, "- W.U.Cout, 

3r K. W. H . FLIJM E, ^ J^ A. Bikle: 

" 1>AXIEL AXTHOXY^ - --. " W. KimhalL 

" HENRY PliELER,... " B.L.Brown. 

" PETER FOOLEMAX, . "^ M. B. Barler. 

"- W.A. LEXTZ; " n.M.Broiou 

" EI J FOWL AS> ^' r. B. SiicJdei/, 

« J. L. GR.EBER, ^' k\ S\ BaTiu. 

'^ H. A. KLEUPPELBERG, '^ B. A, Whu/anJ, 

" C. D. BARRIXGER, " J.'. 11'. Peti'ea. 

" A. L. TU TTLE, " IF. A. Lutz. 

" MOSES LEMLY, " J.A.Linn. 

CoL.P. X. HEILIG, " W.J.Smith. 

M u. \V . T. H. PLASTER, " Enochville. 

TT»e President now read his annual report which was accep- 
ter] and referred. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 
Beloved Brethren I 

After the liipse of anotTier 3 ear of Tabor and trials we are once 
iiiioie asseiiibled fn a S.vnoilical capactty, lu oixler to legislate for that 
]»art of the CiiRreTi of Christ coiHiuitted to our charge. It is an ini- 
j>oitaut trust: and who is sufficient for these tbrngs f 

I..et us theire^toie- ask G(k1 earnestly and believingly for "the Avis- 
(lom that rs.froin above,,'' to direct us iirto- the light ways that lead 
to- success iu laboring far the welfiue of our churches^ aiul also that 
our mistakes ma}' be as few as fall Ur the eoninM)i> lot of men of up- 
riglit intentions, who are sanctiiied by dirine grace. 

God ha& mercifully si)ared our lives and continued us in the active 
discharge of the duties of the ministry, showing us plainly that he 
hath need of us where we are laboring; besides all tliis, from the 
veiy tew changes or removals ujade during the past year, we have 
icason to believe that h,e is. blessing, the good work iu our respective 



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fields, ami that our people likewise have neetl of oar laboi^s. Tlirs 
,is as it sliould be; our ministry is not an itinerant one, and a long 
term (►(' past()ral service in once charge does gener^iUy aecomplisrU 
the most good, and is in tiie «nd the least -extMinsive. 

MY OFFICIAL ACTS, 

These liave been but few: on t^e secontl Sunday in July last, tlic 
14t!j, with the assistawce wf Rev. V. Stackley, I installed the Rev. W. 
J. .Smith as i):ist(n- of St, John's cliuicli, Salisbury, 

():i tlie iStli oflitst JauRary, I seH.t*(» tine Jlev. B. S. Brown, at iiis 
own leqiu'st, a h-ttcr (»f honoraUe (lasiwission, tdoonmect iiiniselfwith 
the Synod (tf MiKsvss^pp'I, intK* whoi«s bwniids he had re^noved, antl 
wliere he is i;ib(»iiu)g with luucli ueceptaiiee and with prospects <if 
i^i'eat success. 

At tlte request of Col. John Sliinipoch, President of tiie College 
Hoard, I issued a printed official circular on the 15th of January, 
1879, calling up«n all the pastors of our churches to take up a collec- 
tion for the liquidation of our College debt, which yon all have 
<loubtless received, and upon which., I trust, you will beable to make 
a favorable report. 

CALLS ACCEPTED, 

Rev. Dr. Davis informed nic verbally in July last, tliatlie had ta- 
ken the pastoral oversight of Mt. Carwiel church, near Mt. Pleasant, 
an connection with the church he is now serving. Tiiis arraugenient 
is an excellent one, as the two churche-% M-t. Pleasant ami Mt. Cai'- 
me], are very near each other, and should be made one pastorate. 

Rev. W. A. Julian informed me by letter, dated Aug. 13th, 187S, 
that he liad resigned the St. Enoch pastorate, and had received iin<l 
j^cceiited a call to Sand^- Creek Church, Davidson coanty, which ha 
is now Serving, 

CHURCH YISITATIOX. 

In compliance with resolutions 2 and 3, on page 22 of our niiimtes 
of last year, I visited thirteen of "the churches under the jurisdiction 
<)(f the Synod," preached and conducted divine services, and explained 
to tliose congregations the design and nature of "(lie office of Super- 
intendent;" but with what result I am as yet unable to say. 1 also 
visiteol (xreenslioro, spent several days there, preaching the gospel 
and visiting onr scattered members, and organized a Lutheran con- 
gregation with fourteen nienibers. 

I also spent a few dajs in Raleigh and Goldsboro, visiting among 
lour ineml«?rs; but nothing has as j-et been accomplished towards 
constituting eliKrclsPsin t>iose places. 

A fujLl j;ej^«intef tliose ilabore of nearly two months ^dur^tion for the 



G Minutes Evangelical 

wolfiire of our cburches and missious has been publfshed in **Onr 
Church Paper'^ and the "Lutheran Visitor, a copy of which I sub- 
mit to the acceptance and consideration of Synod. 

"Now the God of peace make yon perfect in every good work to 
do liis will, working in you that which is well pleasing in liis sight, 
through Jesus Christ j to whoui be glory for ever and ever, Anien.'^ 
liespeetfully submitted,. 

G. D, BEKNHEIM, PrcmUnt. 

Officers elected for the ensuing- yearns follows : 

Rev. L. a. BIKLE, D. D. President 
" J. S. HEILIG, Recording Sccrretaryi, 
" W. H. GONE, Corresponding Secreiaryu 
" S. ROTH ROCK, Treasurer. 

On motion. Rev. S. T. Hallman was cariliallv receivc-tl a& 
Cor. Delegate from the S. C. Synod, and Rev. J. W. Riitn.i>lcy 
of Philadelphia, as an advisory member. 

The President appointed the following: 

STANDING COMxMITTEES. 

1. Presidenfs Report — Rev. ^Y. Kimball, Rev. J. A. Linn^ 
and Mr. W. A. Lentz. 

2. State of the Church — Revs. W. J. Smith, H. M. Brown 
and Mr. W. H. Blnme. 

3. Church Institutions — Revs. W. H. Cone, J. B. Anthony 
and Capt. John Sloop. 

4. On, Missions — Rev. G. D. Bornheira, D. D., Rev. R. W. 
Petreaand C. D. Barringor. 

5. On Unfinished Business — Rev. W. A. Julian, Rev. R. L. 
Brown and Mr. Peter Fogleman. 

6. Proceedingfi of Conferences — Rev. V. R. Stickley, Rev. 
S. Roth rock and Mr. Eli Powlas. 

7. On Petitions^ — ^Rev. W. A. Lutz, Rev. E. P. Parker and 
Mr. A. L. Tuttlc. 

8. On Vacancies. — Rev. J. B, Anthony, Rev.. Wv R»Ketchie 
and Col. John ShimpDch.. 



Lutheran Synod, A". C. 7 

9. 0)1 Finance— Col. P. N. Heilig, Mr. W. H, Gerken and 
Mr. J, L. Graeber. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Sam'l. Rothrock, Treasurer, in account withEv. Luth. Synod of N.C. 
The Treasurer charges himself as follows : Dr. 

1878. May 4. To contributions at 'Synod in 1878, , .$376 48 

" To interest collected, 97 

$37745 

Tlie Treasurer claims allovN^ance as follows ; Ce. 

1878. May 5. By cash paid Rev. W. A. Lutz, deficiency in 

appropriation to Forsyth Mission in 1877, $46 25 
" May 13. By cash paid C. A. Rose as per his note, . . 32 00 
" June 8. By cash paid Rev. W. A. Lutz, Missionary in 

Forsyth Mission, 50 00 

"' Aug. 7. By cash paid Jlenkel & Co. for printing and 

mailing tlie Minutes, 59 38 

'' N"ov. 11. By cash paid Rev. W. A. Lutz, Missionary in 

Forsyth Mission, oO 00 

" Dec. 4. By cash paid Rev. W. A. Lutz, Missionary in 

Forsyth Mission, 75 00 

" Dec. 30. By cash paid Rev. W. A. Lutz, Missionary in 

Forsyth Mission, 25 00 

*' By 15 per cent, depreciation in ten ^lexican 

dollars, 1 50 

" . By 20 per cent, depreciation in five Mexican 

dollars, 1 00 

'' By postal money orders, registered letters, 

postage, &c., 2 00 

1879. April 30. By cash in Treasury, 35 32 

$377 45 
JiespectfuUy submitted, 

SAM'L. ROTHROCK, Treasurer. 

S.vm'i.. Rothrock, Synodical Treasurer, to receive contributions for 
Xorth Carolina College, in account ^^'ith' Synod. 

The Treasurer charges himself as follows ; Dr. 

1878. May 4. To contributions at Synod in 1878, $149 30 

'' May 16. To contributions from St. Peter's church, per 

Rev. J. A. Linn, ... 75 

*' Oct. 27. To contribution from Benjamin Safret, 25 



S Minufes Evangelical 

Brought forward, ^IHO' 3SS 

1879. Feb. 14. To contribution from St. John's church Bene-r- 

olent Society per R. W.Misenheimer, Treasurer, 15 2.> 
'-'^ March ^. To contribution from St. John's chnrcb Bencv- 

o-lent Society per R. W. Misenkeimer, Treasurer, ij ()0< 



The Treasurer claims alTowanee as follows : Ck. 

1.S78. May 14. By casli paid Jonas Cook, Treasurer N. C Coriegc-, |149 :j(> 

1879. Feb. 14. By cash paid Jonas Cook, Treasurer N. C College, 15 25 

" March 38. By casli jwdl Jonas Cook, Tr. N. C. College,. iV OO 

" March 28. By cash paid Jonas Cook, Tr. N. C Cdlegc^ 1 0(* 

^171 fil 
Respectfully submitted!, 

SASI'L. ROTHROCK, 

SynocSical Treasurer N. C. College. 

SyuoJ now adjourned till to-v&Grstow morningj Si o'cloi'fc- 
Prayer by Rev. H. M. Brown. 



Thursday MoKMXG, May 3st, l^llK 
Prayer by Rev. S. T. Hallnaan. 

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF N. C. COLLEGE. 

Report received and referred to tlie Coinniittee on Insti- 
tutions. 

REPORT. 
To THE Evan. Lutheran Synod of N. C. : 

As President of the Board of Trustees of X, C. CoTTege, I for- 
ward my annual report of said institntion toj'our body. The Faculty 
in charge of the College report that it is ir) sneeessfnl opei-ation, with 
ninety-nine students enrolletl the present scholastic year^and a good 
attendance at the present time. The College building and Professor'.* 
house have been repaired, some of tliem with new roofs entire. The 
L-ampns has beeu enclosed with a substautial plauk fcuce, all at a 



Lutheran Synod, M. C. 9 

cost of little over two hundred dollius, and all paid for. Tlie build- 
ings are insured in the sum of five thousand dollars, for one year, 
ending next December. 

Since my last report the old State bonds, belonging to the College, 
have been sold, as ordered by the Board of Trustees, and the pro- 
ceeds applied to the payment of tlie debt of the College. From that, 
and other sources, the principal of the debt has been reduced to about 
tiiirteen hundred dollars, and some interest. Now if the plan and 
lesolutions of Synod be favorably responded to by thecliurch, which 
we believe they will, (as the amount is so small to each member) 
then the debt can be paid off at once, and tlie College set free. We 
trust tliat the time is not far distant when we can again elect a Pres- 
ident and put an efflcieut financial agent in the field to raise a per- 
manent endowment fund. 

If, however, we shall fail to collect enough money upon the ])re- 
sent plan to pay the indebtedness of the institution, it will tlien be- 
come your duty to suggest some otlier plan to liquidate tlie debt. 

The monies collected on the subscrijitiou fund have been paid over 
t> the treasurer of the College, and by him loaned out at interest, 
and are kept distinct as an endowment fund, 

Tlie present Faculty is encouraged and hopeful for the future of 
the College, so much so that arrangements have already been made 
to increase the teaching force for the next j'ear, so tliat no student 
coming here will be disappointed on that score. 

I regret to have to report a dereliction of duty on the part of sonu^ 
of the members of the Board to attend its meetings. Some have not 
been present for nearly two years. On account of this we have some- 
times failed to have meetings for want of a quorum. Tliis subjects 
tliose who do attend to disappointment, and may be injurious to the 
best interests of the College. 

liespectfully submitted. 

■JOHN SHDIPOCH, Frcst. Board. 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to re-arrange 
the pastorates of Synod. 

Committee — Revs. G. D. Bernheim, W, H. Cone, Col. John Shim- 
poch. 



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At 11 o'clock, A. M., Rev. R. L. Brown preached from 1st 
Jolin, 5 : 3. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE NO. 1. 

Your coiiiniitfee on the President's report luive examined said pa- 
per and find but few items claiming the attention of Synod, wltich 
will be brought to the notice of tliis body in otlier reports. 

The tlianks of Synod are due, and will, by the adoption of this re- 
j)ort, be tendered the President fur the faithful luauner in which lie 
discharged his official duties. 

Your Committee recommend that the report be published in the 
minutes. liespectfully submitted, 

W. KIMBALL, 
J. A. LINN, 
WM. A. LENTZ. 
Report adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE NO. 7. 

Your committee on letters and petitions would respectfully 
submit the following : 

No. 1, is a petition from Sandy Creek, Davidson county, praying 
Synod to sejjarate the two congregations constituting the Davidson 
pastorate and recognize Sandy Creek church alone as the Davidson 
charge. This petition was handed to the committee appointed to 
re-airauge pastorates. 

No. 2, is a letter from llev. P. E. Zink, asking to f*e' excused on 
account of sickness in his family. We recoinmef7d that he be excused. 

No. .'^, is a letter from Kev. C. H. Beruheim atiking to be excused on 
account of sickness. We recommend that he be e?>cused. 

No. 4, is a petition from St. Luke's church, Powaii ecunty, asking 
Synod to ad(»]jt the following resolution : 

Resolved, That Alexander Brown and D. ^l. Barrier, eTders, and 
their successors in ol!ice, be and they are hereby constituted trustees 
of St. Luke's Evan. Lutheran church in Mt. Ulla Township, lfo\rani 
county, N. C. 

We recommend the adoption of the I'esolution. 

No, 5, is a petition from Salem congregation asking Synod to hold 
its next session at that place. We recommend this to the action of 
Synod at the proper time. 

No. 6, is a petition from the members of the Forsyth mission con- 
taining three items : 

L The^- pray Synod to give them aid in support of their pastor yet 
another year, when they think they will become self-sustaining. 



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2. Tlicy ask tliat there be no addition of any otlier congTegatiou 
to their mission lield. 

0. They desire tliat their pastor, the Synod's missionary, be not 
withdrawn. We recommend that these requests all be granted. 

Kespectfiilly submitted. 

E. P. PAKKEIJ, 

w. A. i.irrz, 

ADOLPHUS TUTTLE. 

The items were severally considered and the report adopted 
ns ;i whole. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RE-ARRANGIXG 
PASTORATES. 

Your committee to wlu)m was referred the re-arranging ot" 
pastorates beg leave to report the following : 

1. Tliat Chailotte, St. John's, Cabarrus co., Salisbury and Wil- 
iiiiuiiton renuiiu as they are. 

•2. That Ebenezer and Oigan churches constitute a new past<irate. 

'S. That Holy Trinity at Mt. Pleasant be a pastorate, leaving it to 
the congregation to grant the pastor tlie privilege ot" providing for 
Mt, Carmel. 

4. That St. James, Concord, lemnin a pastorate, leaving it, like- 
wise, to the congregation whetlierthe pastor sliall supjdy Ctild-Watei'. 

.). The Enoch i)astorate to remain as it is. 
<I. The Ciiapel pastcu'ate to remain as it is. 
7. St. Luke's and Salem, Kowan co., remain a pastorate. 

5. The Iredell pastorate to consist of St. Michael's, St. Paul's and 
Statesville. 

i'. IJethel and Christ's churches in K<.wan co., and Reformation in 
Davie co., remain as heretofore. 

10. The Davie pastoi-ate, consisting of St. Matthews and Provi- 
dence, to remain as heietofore. 

11. Tlie Xewton pastorate in Catawba co., to remain unchanged. 
VZ. The Union jiastorate, consisting of Union and Cliristiana 

churches to renmin as it is. 

V^^. St. Peter's, St. Matthew's and Luther's in Rowan co., to con- 
stitute a new pastorate. 

14. That liethel, Stanly co., St. Stephen's, Cabarrus co., and Gold 
Hill, Rowan co., be constituted a new pastorate. 

15. The For.tyth pastorate to consist of Xazareth, Hopewell, Sliiloh 
and IJethany as already decided by Synod. 

IG 'J'hat Sandy Creek church in Davidson co., be constituted for 



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tl»e present, a separate pastorate, leaving it to tlie congregation and 
their pastor to provide Beck's cliurcli with the means of Grace if pos- 
sible. 

17. For the present, Pilgrim's churcli remain by itself. 

18. That Richland, Coble's and Lau's churches remain a pastorate 
as heretofore. 

VJ. That Frieden's church form a i)astorate, and the pastor also 
provide for ihe wants of our members at Greensboro. 

20. That St. Paul's, Alamance co., and Macedonia at Company 
Shops constitute a pastorate, tlie pastor to provide also for the wants 
of our members at Swepsonville. 
The above arrangements to go into effect f s soon as practicable. 

G. D. BERNHELM, 
W. H. CONE, 
JOHN SHIMPOCH. 
Report adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE IS'O. 6. 

Your committee on Conferential proceedings would submit 
the following : 

The Eastern Conference held three meetings during the i)ast Sy- 
nodical year. The members are actively engaged in their Master's 
work in saving souls and instructing the people in the pure doctrines 
of our church. 

Two items claim the attention of Synod : 

1. Tiiey ask Synod to require all tlie pastors within her bounds to 
report all the unconfirmed baptized members of their churclies in 
their Parochial reports. 

We recommend the adoption of this item. 

2. Tlie propriety of Synod i>reparing a congregational constitution 
for the churclies within her bounds. 

We recommend that Synod appoint a Committee to prepare a con- 
stitution for tlie use of each congregation wicliin her bounds. 

Committee appointed on the adoption of this item — Rev. G. D. 
Bernheim, D.D., Rev. W. J. Smith and Prof. S. S. Rahn. 

The Western Conference held tliree meetings during the year. Tlie 
members seem to be earnestly engaged as laborers in the vineyard! of 
the Lonl. Your committee find uothiug in their minutes claiming 
the attention of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Y. R. STICKLEY,. 
S. ROTHROCK, 
Eeport adopted. IIU POWLAS. 



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KEPORT OF DELEGATE TO TENNESSEE SYNOD. 

It was the pleasure of your delegate to attend the meeting of the 
Tennessee S3'nod which convened in St. Matthew's cimrcli, Slienan- 
doah CO., Va. He was very cordially received and much pleased 
with tlie brotherly feeling existing among them, and the earnestness 
they manifest in their Master's work in building up Zion in their 
midst. The fraternal feelings expressed to your delegate show they 
are much interested in, and in full sjmipathy with, this body. Rev, 
P. C. Heukel was elected to attend the present meeting of this body. 

Eespectfully, 

V. K. STICKLEY. 

Adopted, 

REPORT OF DELEGATE TO S. C. SYNOD. 

Your delegate to S. C. Synod had the pleasure of attending the 
convention of that body held at Mt. Pleasant chuich, Barnwell co., 
S. C. He conveyed the fraternal greetings of this Synod and was 
responded to b^' Dr. Bowman with an eloquent assurance on the part 
of S. C. Synod that the brotherly feelings expressed b^- you through 
me were warmly reciprocated. Tlie Synod is full of progress and 
life, and is especially worthy of imitation by us in the commendable 
zeal which it has displayed in placing its College on a firm basis. 

Respectfully submitted. 

E. A. WINGARD. 

Adopted. 

On motion, Mr. Phillip Lopp was excused from further at- 
tendance on the sessions of Synod. 

Adjourned until to-morrow 8| A. M. Prayer by Prof. 
Rahn. 



Friday Morning, May 2d, 1879. 

Synod assembled and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. 
W. Rumple. 

Rev. W. C. Schaeffer, of Richmond, Va., appeared in Synod 
and was, on motion, invited to a seat as an advisory member. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE NO. 3. 

Your committee have received but one paper on Church institu- 
tions — the report of the President of the Board of Trustees of N. C. 



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College. From this we learn tliat that the College is in a prosperous 
condition under the present arrangement. We find in addition, that 
thirteen hundred dollars of the College debt is still unpaid. We re- 
commend that each minister or delegate be required to pay to ti»e 
Treasurer of Sj^nod, at the next meeting of that hody, a sum equal 
in amount to thirty cents per capita on their membership for the 
purpose of liquidsiting this debt. Your committee have received no 
official report concerning Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, but learn 
from other reliable sources that it is in a flourishing condition under 
the ministration of its efficient Principal, Prof. Lewis H. Rothrock, 
A. M. We recommend that the report of the President of the Board 
of Trustees of N. C. College be published in the minutes of Synod. 
Respectfully submitted. 

W. H. CONE, 
J. B. ANTHONY, 
JOHN SLOOP. 
Report amended and adopted. 

Rev, V. R. Stickly having received intelliffence of the death 
of one of his members, asked, and obtained leave of absence. 

Synod now took a recess till after divine service. Rev. S. 
T. Hallman, of the South Carolina Synod, preached — text: 
1 Peter, 3:18. 

Afternoon Session, 1| o'clock, P. M. 

Committee No. 9 reported. Report received and adopted. 

Yonr Committee on Finance report, that they have exam- 
ined the Treasurer's report and found it correct. 

They also report the following contributions for Synodical 
purposes : 

llev. G. D. Bernheim's charge : 

St. Paul's church assessed $50 00 paid 50 00 

Bev. B. W. Petrea's charge : 

St. John's church assessed $40 00 paid 40 00 

Mt. Olive church assessed *' 6 00 

Bev. W. A. Julian's charge : 

Sandy Creek church assessed $15 00 paid 10 23 

Bev. W. B, Cone's charge : 

Lutheran Chapel church assessed $25 00 paid 17 10 

St, Paul's church assessed 15 00 ** 6 40 



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licv. J'J. p. rark€r''s charge : 

Lau's church assessed $10 00 paid 4 55 

liichhind cliurcli assessed 300 " 

Coble's church assessed 3 00 " 75 

liev. V. Stickley''s charge : 

Salem church assessed $15 00 paid 18 84 

St. Luke's church assessed 10 00 " 18 70 

I'ev. 1\. L. Jjrown''s charge : 

Uuion church assessed 20 00 " 4 21 

Christiana church assessed 7 00 " 4 05 

licr. W. A. LHt:''s charge : 

Bethany church assessed $ 6 00 paid 2 10 

Sliiloh church assessed 4 00 " 150 

Hopewell church assessed 4 00 " 3 00 

Nazareth church assessed 6 00 " 5 02 

li'cv. J. A. Ijhni''s charge : 

St. Peter's church assessed $10 00 paid 10 00 

St. Mattliew's church assessed 10 00 " 5 00 

Luther's church assessed 6 00 *^ 4 65 

Gold Hill church assessed 6 00 " 3 78 

Iter. W. J,. Smith''s charge : 

St. John's church assessed $25 00 paid 32 00 

Iici\ S. S. iirt/(«'s charge : 

Ebenezer church assessed $15 00 j)aid 15 0() 

liev. H. M. Browirs charge: 

Bethel church assessed $15 00 paid 15 00 

Christ's church assessed 5 00 '' 2 6t) 

Eeformation churcli assessed 5 00 " 5 00 

liev. C. U. Bernheini's charge : 

Pilgrim church assessed $10 00 paid 10 02 

liev. S. Iiathrock''s charge : 

Organ Church assessed $25 00 paid 15 05 

St. Stephen's church assessed 8 00 " 2 95 

Bethel church assessed 8 00 " 4 25 

liev. ]r. KimbalPs charge: 

Frieden's church assessed $20 00 " 18 87 

St. Paul's church assessed 5 00 " 11 70 

Macedonia church assessel 5 00 "■ GO- 



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liev. JI. B.. Davis'' charge : 

Church of the Holj Trinity assessed $25 00 paid 15 00 

Jiev. L. A. BiJcle's charge : 

St. James church assessed — . $25 00 paid 20 00 

Bev. W. B. KetcMe's charge :. 

St. Matthew's church assessed $ 300 paid 2 45 

Providence church assessed 3 00 " 1 20 

Bev. J. B. Anthoni/s charge : 

St. Michael's church assessed $15 00 paid 4 00 

St. Paul's church assessed 6 00 " 2 18 

Th jatira church assessed 3 00 " 1 30 

liev. E. A. WingarcVs charge : 

St. Mark's church assessed $15 00 paid 1115 

Vacant Chttrcltes : 

St. Enoch's church assessed $20 00 paid 7 20 

Trinity clmrcli assessed 10 00 " 

Mt. Carmel churcli assessed 3 00 " 

Newton cliurch assessed 2 00 " 

Total assessed $514 00 p'd $413 40 

The following amounts are now in the hands of Treasurer, viz : 

To balance on hand as per report $ 3 ) 32 

To amount received for Synodical purposes 413 40 

Total amount on hand $443 72 

Your committee would recommend that the amount mentioned in 
Treasurer's report as lost by depreciation of Mexican dollars ($2.50) 
be allowed. 

Your committee have paid over the above contributions to the 
Treasurer, and have taken his bond for the sa>me with approved 
security. 

The following contributions for college fund liave been received 
and paid over to the Treasurer elect : 

Bev. 8. Bothroclc's charge : 

St. Stephen's church , , _ $ 1 70 

Organ church 10 90 

Bev. W. n. Cone''s charge : \ 

Lutheran Chapel church .6 75 

St. Paul's. -. .50 



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liev. ir. J. Smiths charge : 

St. John's cliurch, Salisbury, 1 (H) 

Jlcv. J. A. Linn''s chcoyje : 

St. Peter's cliurcb 1 oo 

licv. S. S. llahn''s charge : 

Ebeuczer church .• 15 9.'5 

Jiev. H. 2f. I>rou-n''s charge: 

IJethel church G 20 

Eeforination church '2 2o 

IlCV. J. D. Davis' charge: 

Cliurch of the Holy Trinity 1.5 (M) 

i?fi". IL ^^'. Peirca's charge : 

St. Jolm's church 7 '^k) 

J'lCr. ir. R. Ketchle''s charge: 

St. Matthew's church 1 7.1 

Providence church 1 2U 

Total *7370 

Your committee note with pleasure the increase of amount sub- 
scribed for Synodical purposes but regret that the contributions for 
College fund lias fallen off. "We would recommend that Pastors 
and people do all that in their power lies to increase the amount for 
both of these funds at next Synod. 

llespectfully submitted, 

P. N. HEILIG, 
J. L. GK.EBER, 
W. H. GERKEX. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE NO. 5. 

Your committee on unfinished business find on page twcut3'-two of 
the uiiuutes of last year, a resolution requesting the Saud^- Creek 
congregation to settle with Rev. C. H. Beruheim and theu proceed, 
according to the constitution of Synod, to procure the services of a 
regular pastor. Your committee ask whether the resolution lias 
been complied with? On the same page is a resolution requiring the 
Secretary to inform the Sandy Creek church of the action of Synod. 
Has that duty been performed ? On the same page is a resolution 
a equesting the President of Synod to visit the churches under the 
j'lrisdictioii of Synod for the purpose of explaining the office of Su- 
peiinteudent. Your committee ask whether that request was com- 
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On i)age twenty-four is a resolution appointing a coimnittee of 
three — Revs. W. Kimball, E. P. Parker and Mr. G. L. Greesou — to 
look after our interests at Company Sliop.s, and report at this meet- 
ing of Synod. Has that duty been performed? On the same i)a^"e 
is a resolution inviting Rev. E. A. Wiugard to visit the cliurches of 
this Synod in behalf of tlie Cliarlotte mission. We would be i)leased 
to hear from our missionary in regard to the result of liis visit. On 
the same page is a resolution making it the duty of Rev. C. H. Berii- 
hcim to look after our interests in tlie Catawba mission, and report 
to tlie officers of Synod. Has tiiat duty been performed^ 
Kespectfullv submitted, 

W. A. JULIAN, 
R. L. BROWN, 
P. FOGLEMAN. 

The foregoipg qiie.-^tions were satisfactorily answered aiul tiic 
report adopted. 

COMMITTEE NO. 8 KEPORTS, 

That it hiis had its attention directed to Knochville, Bethel and 
Catawba. Of tlie first two, your committee is of opinion that i\m 
conference within whose bounds they are, can best supply them, 
should they remain vacant any considerable time. But of the New- 
ton charge your committee is of opinion that immediate action should 
be had, and an active minister sent thereon the rising of this Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. ANTHONY, 
W. R. KETCHIE, 
I'.cport adopted. JOHN SHIMPOCH. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE NO. 4. 

Your committee on missions beg leave to state, that they know (>f 
but two mission fields at present occupied, and which have inad'c 
application to Synod for aid. 

The Greensboro congregation has been attached to Frieden's church, 
Guilford co., and is thus provided for after the close of this year^ 
and for the balance of the year Rev. E. P. Parker is authorized to 
serve the Greensboro congregation once a month. 

1. The Forsyth mission we recommend to receive one hundred and 
fifty dollars the ensuing year. 

2. The Charlotte church to receive one hundred and fifty dollars 
for the same time. Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, 
R. W. PETREA, 
Adopted as a whole. C. D. BARRINGER, 



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Resolved, That the balance in the treasury, after payiug expenses 
of Synod, be paid to the mission at Company Shops, 

On motion, W. T. H. Plaster, Esq., was excused from farther at- 
tendance on the sessions of this Synod. 



Saturday Morning, May 3d, 1879. 
Synod met and was opened with prayer by Rev. W. R. 

Ketchie. 

COMMITTEE NO. 2 REPORTED. 

Your committee on the state of the church have examined the va- 
rious reports handed in by the different pastors of our Synod, and 
have been able to gatlier a few general facts concerning the condi- 
tion of our Church. Some reports are so loose and voluminous, 
others so brief and obscure, that we cannot be as explicit as we 
<)U'>ht. In tlie past Synodicul year tlierc have been seasons of gracious 
refreshing in different sections of our beloved Zion. jNIembers have 
been added and those in tlte church have been edified by a sound 
word and doctrine: and throughout our bounds there is a growing 
attachment to the distinctive teachings of our church as set forth in 
tlie (dorious confession of faitli— the unaltered, unadultei'ated Augs- 
\'i\w<-^ Confession. With a few exceptions, which are very much to be 
deplored, the beautiful and impressive service of our church is used 
by all our congregations. 

The missionary work of the Synod is moving forward; the cliil- 
dien of the church are being faithfully instructed in tlie Sunday 
schools and in the cateclietical classes, and new cliurch edifices and 
paisouages are building in a number of charges. These are manifes- 
tations of life and growth, for which the earnest laborer merits the 
ciMumend; tion "well done,'" and which should inspire us with thanks- 
giving and gratitude to our Great Head. 

But we are called upon to dejjlore a sad neglect of the assembling 
of the saints for the i)urposc of together supplicating a tlirone of 
■"■race, with the voice of prayer, so that instead of cultivating, we 
seem to be trying to root out the public exercise of tlie gifts of the laity. 

Among the many things in which our church has not come up to 
the full roundness of cliristiau life, we would especially mention tlie 
•nace of liberality. Some who are poor think that their poverty 
frees them from giving into the treasury of the Loi'd. Some wlio are 
wealthy give as if the glory of the widow's niite consisted in the 
littleness instead of its being «11 her living. Some say if this and 



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tl)at happens — if so and so turns up — we will contribute willingly, 
as thougli the Lord's work could grow on ifs. None come up to the 
full measure of their ability — no not one. The Apostle writes of the 
Macedonians that they gave out of deep poverty— that they gave 
according to their in<}ans, and exhorts the Corinthians to now per- 
form the doing of their part. 

The fault and remedy can be too frequently found in the ministry, 
who, either by a lack of teaching or example, despoil our Masters 
vineyard of this fruit and make us utter the lamentation, '"Oh, Israel 
thy i)rophets are all foxes." What our church needs is a fuller man- 
ifestation on tlie ])art of botli liie miuistiy and hvity of a vital, godly 
jiiety ; not mere religionism-, not mei'e intellectual orthodoxism, but 
a piety iu which the logic of the head and tlie confession of the lips 
are controlled by a Iteart of belief iu Christ — iu Ilim only — in Him 
always. To this end let us raise our united voices in supplication to 
a throne of grace, praying ever, thy kingdom come iu our hearti^. 
And may the blessing of tlie God of our fathers, and the Lord of our 
lives, rest and iiUide witli us forever. 

Eesj)ectfully submitted, 

W. J. SMITH, 
H. M. BROWN, 
. Keport adopted. W. H. BLUME. 

Resolved, That the ofiScers of the Synod be constituted a Mission- 
ary Board for the ensuing year-, and. that they tak^e the Catawba 
mission and other points under their care. 

Resolved, That Mt. Olive church, in the bounds of St. John's pa-s- 
'torate, Cabarrus co., be received into connection with this Synod. 

Resolved, That tlie apportionment of last year, foi- the different 
■churches of this Synod, be the Same for the present Synodical year 
with the exception of Hopewell cliurch in Rev. AV. A. Lutz charge, 
which be reduced to three dollars, and that Mt. Olive church, in 
Rev. R. W. Petrea's charge, be assessed six dollars. 

EEPORT GF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 

No. 1. Minutes of South Carolina Synod-: This document truly 
presents an eucouraging degree of progi'ess iu every agency of the 
church work in their hands. The presence of their delegate in the 
midst of us clearly indicates the interest they feel in the Avell-being 
of our Synod. Nothing spec^ial demands our attention, here and 
now, but a return of our fraternal cens?ideration by this means and 
tlirough their delegate. 

No. 2. S. W. Synod, ofVa.: We fiBd nothing in this document 
4emandiug ^iveodal attention, except 'the fact of the high importance 



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of fraternal correspondence with these brethren. The contiguity of 
our respective fields of labor strongly appeals for such mutual, fra- 
ternal correspondence. 

No. 3. Minutes of Gen. Synod South: Notliing is found in this 
(iocnnient which for the best of reasons, specially rehites to tills body. 
We pray that the day nniy speedily come when we shall all feel, and 
in acts, express the deepest interest in the work of that nnion of dear 
brethren. 

J. B. DAVIS, Cor. Sec. 

Moved, tliat Eev. W. 0. Scliaeffer be now Iioarcl in refer- 
ence to the Richmond mission. At the conehision of his re- 
marks a monetary effort on the part of niemhers of Synod and 
other friends, resnlted in raising one hundred dolhirs for the 
benefit of said mission. 

A similar effort securec], for the use of our mission at Com- 
pany Shops, about one hundred and twenty-iive dollars, and 
for the benefit of JNIt. Olive church about twenty-five dollars. 

IJesolved, That courteous recognition of the i)icsence of minist.eis, 
not of the Lutheran church, be taken by recording their names in 
the minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of tfiit> 
body. 

The hour for divine service having arrived, Rev. J. W. 
Rumple jireached from Gal. G : 9. 

On motion, Mr. Moses Lemly was excused from furtlier at- 
tendance on the meetings of this Synod. 

Delegates to other ecclesiastical bodies elected asft)lIows : 

To Synod of South Carolina : — Rev. L. A. Bikle, D.D., and 
Rev. S. Roth rock, alternate. 

To Tennessee Synod : — Prof. S. S. Rahn, Rev. \V. J. Smith, 
alternate. 

To Renn, Synod : — Rev. G. D. Bernheim, Rev. J. A. I^inn, 
alternate. 

Kesol ved, That the President of the Board of Trustees of N. C. Col- 
lege report to Sj'nod, next year, the delinquency of anj- niember in 
attending the meetings of the Board. 

llesolved, That the thanks of this S^'nodicul body av© eminently 
due, and are hereby tendered, to the members of Bethel gliurch an<l 
the citizens of the community, for the hospitable manner iu which 



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tlie members of tliis body have becu entertjiined by theni diuing onr 
stay ill their midst. 

Resolved, That upon payment, by Bev. AV. A. Lntz, of twenty-five 
dollars, the notes held against him be returned and the account 
closed. 

On invitation, Rev. S. T. Hallnian, of South Carolina, en- 
tertained Synod, for a brief period, with some eloquent re- 
marks relative to the ixindly feelings of his Synod towards this 
body. To all of which our President responded in appropri- 
ate terms. 

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant, N. C, was 
selected, by ballot, as the })laee for the next annual meeting 
of the Synod. 

Resolved, That twelve hundred copies of the minutes of this ses- 
sion of Sjnod be printed, with the Constitution of Synod appended 
to tlie same. 

Resolved, That the 77th annual Convention of the Evan. Lntheian 
Synod of North Carolina be held in Holy Tiinity Ciiurch, Mt. Pleas- 
ant, Cabarrus co., N. C, commencing on "Wednesdaj- before the tirst 
Sunday in May, 1830, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

Tlic.re being no further business, and the minutes having 
been read and confirajed, the President now closed Synod ac- 
cording to the prescribed order. 

J. S. HEILIG, Secretanj. 
SABBATH SERVICES. 

A beautiful mornino- and an interestino; occasion, broui^ht 
together an iinniense concourse of pe()j)le. 

At 11 o'clock, Rev. E. i^. Wingard, of Charlotte, preached 
in the Church, and Rev. W. J. Smith, of Salisbury, at an ad- 
joining stand. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was then administered 
to tlie members of the Synod and the congregation. 

Rev. \V. C. Schaefler, of Richmond, Va., preached in the 
church, in the afternoon. 

May these services be blessed of God, to the good of the 
church, and the saving of souls. 



2Jf, Minutes Evangelical 



MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIUM. 



Ministeriura met and was opeited with prajj'er by Rev. E, 
P. Parker. Complaints and cliarges of a violation of the 9th 
Commandment were preferred againat Rev. G. D. Bern helm, 
D.D., by Mr. J. F. Rueckert. 

On motion, Mr. W. H. Gerken, delegate from Wilmingtonj 
was invited to be present during the trial. 

Adjourned, by benediction, to meet at call of President. 



Friday Evening, May, 2d. 

Ministerium convened. Prayer by Rev. Petrea. 

Resolved, That a committee, cousistliig of Rev. W. Kimball, Rev. 
W. A. Liitz ami Rev. J. S. Heilig, be appointed to prepare a resolu- 
tion in reference to the case of J. F. Reuchert against Rev. G. D. 
Bernlieim. 

Adjourned. 



TPIIRD SESSION. 
Prayer by Rev. W. J. Smith. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE NO. 1. 

Whereas, the complaints and charges preferred against Rev. 
G. D. Bernheim by J. F. Reuchert, and referred to the Min- 
isterium of N. C, were thoroughly examined, therefore, 

Resolved, That it is the unanimous decision of this Ministerium 
tliat Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D.D., is not (/iiiltij of tlie complaints- and 
charges preferred by Mr. J. F. Ruecliert. 

W. KIMBALL, 
W. A. LUTZ, 

Report unanimously adopted. J. S. HEILIG. 

Resolved, That the decision of this Ministerium in the case of J. F. 
Ruechert against Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D.U,, be published in Our 
Church Paper, Lutheran Visitor, Lutheran and Missionary, and the 
Lutheran Observer, and also be spread on the face of the minutes. 



Lutheran SynoA, Jf. C. 25 

The following-communication from Rev. J. H. Fesperman, 
was presented to the Ministerium and read : 

Statesville, N. C, April 26th, 1879. 
To the Ministerinm of the Ev^an. Lutlieran Synod of N. C. : 

Dear Brethren : — Please -re- consider yon resolution of la«t year, 
making me a lay-member of the church, and be kind enough to re- 
store my name to its original place on your clerical register-. 

Yours in Chiist, 

JOS. H. FESPEKMAN, 

•In relation to the above it was 

Resolved, That the action of the last Syuod, in regard lo Rev. J, 
H. Fespermau, be hereby recinded. 

Resolved, That Rev. Koontz, col., be placed under tlie care of Rev. 
'W. A. Julian, for the ensuing year. 

Adjourned with benediction by the President. 

J. S. HEILIG, Secrdarxj. 



CONSTITUTIOj^^ 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SYNOD 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

Chapter I — The Syxod. 

Section 1. This Synod shall be known as The Evangelical Luthe- 
ran Synod and Ministerinm of North Carolina. 

Sec. 2. This Synod shall consist of all the Ministers and of all the 
Lay-Delegates, duly authorized to represent the congregatious with- 
in their respective districts. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the dutj of this Synod to see tliat the rules of 
government and discipline presciibed in the formula, are observed 
by all the conj^regations and ministers within its bounds, to receive 
appeals from decisions of Church Councils and of Conferences, when 
regularly' brought IJefor^tliem, and review and reverse or confirm 
the decisions to which they referj to examine and decide on all charges 



'36 Constitution of 

ii<;ainst iiiinistevs, that of heterodox}' alone excepted; to form ami 
cliaiige Pastorial Districts; to provide supplies for destitute Congrc- 
gatioiis ; and to devise and execute suitable nieasuies for the pro- 
motion of i)iety, and the general prosperity of the Ciiurch. 

Skc. 4. In the investigation of a ciiaige against a minister, the 
Synod and .Ministerinni shall have power to cite any Church lueiu- 
ber witliin their bounds to appear befoie them, and to endeavor to 
obtain other witnesses wlien the case may require it. 

"^i-.v. 5. If any congregation in connection with this Synod, refuse 
to observe its Constitution, it siiall be excluded from connection with 
said Synod during the time of its refusal ; nor shall any minister be- 
longing to tlie Synod take charge of it without si)ecial permission of 
the President. 

Skc. 0. Any Congregation, situated within the bounds of this Sy- 
]iod, may become connected with it by acceeding to its Constitution, 
and making some annual contribution towards defraying the cxi)en- 
ses of said Synod. 

Skc. 7. At least one meeting of the Synod shall be held every year, 
at such time and place as may be determined on. 

Skc. 3. The President siiall call a si>ecial meeting of Synod when 
re(juested so to do by one-third of the Ministeis of the Synod, to 
convene at such time and place as he, or in his absence his substi- 
tute, shall ajipoint ; at least four weeks notice being given of said 
meeting in some paper of tiie Cluirch, or by a letter a{hlressed to each 
member of Synod. 

Skc. 'J. No .Minister shall be i)ermitted to absent himself from the 
meeting of Synod without a valid excuse, of wliich tiie Synod siiall 
be tlie judge. 

Skc. 10. All letters and jiajters intended for the Synod or Ministe- 
lium, must be addressed to tlie President. 

Skc. 11. .Ministers in good standing in other Synods, oi' in sister 
cliiiiclies, who may happen to be present, or who ajjpear as delegates 
JVoin other ecclesiastical bodies, may be received as advisory mem- 
bers, but cannot vote in any decisions of the Synod. 

Sk( . 12. All the Treasurers of the different funds under the con- 
liol of tliis .Synod, and the Presidents of the different PJoards of our 
!.ifer;irv Institutions, may be leceived as advisory members. 

CiiAi'TKi; II — Offickksok Svxod. 

Skc. 1. The officers of the Synod shall be a President, Corrc^jjond- 
iijg and Recording Secretaries an<l Tieasurei', who, exeei)t the Cor- 
responding Secretary and Treasury shall be the officers of the Min- 
istcrium. 

Skc. 'I. All these officers shall be chosen annually by ballot, by a 
majority of the votes of the Ministei s and Lay-Delegates present; the 
President and Secretaries from among the .Ministers but the Ti-easu- 
rer may be chosen from among the Lay-members of the Church. 

THE PRESIDENT. 

Skc. 3. The Pi'esident shall deliver a Synodical discourse at the 
meeting of every Synod, or shall appoint some ^Minister to jieiform 
this duty, and in connection with the pcif^tor loci shall appoint the 
other Ministers who are to preach during the session. 

Sec. 4. He shall at the beginning of every Synod, make a written 
report of all the official business transacted and of the letters re- 
ceived by him, since the last meeting, and <^ all the important events 



Evan. Lutheran Synod, M. C. 27 

whicli liave occnirod relntiiif? to the Synod, and may reconimoiid for 
its consideration, audi measures as he ujay deem necessary, or cal- 
eulated to promote tlie welfare of tiie Clmrcli. 

Skc. 5. It is an important part of his duty to j^ive counsel to every 
member of the Synod when he deems it expedient, and ])articnlarly 
to admonish and advise every errino' brother. If accusation has 
been lodijed against any member of this body, according to cliapber 
■Mil, sec. 5tli of tlie formula, or if he has any reason to believe that 
any Minister is living in aijy material violation of the rules of this 
(lonatitution, it shall be his duty to call upon the individual to re- 
lieve his character from said imputation before the Synod or Mini:- 
Icrium. 

Si'X:. 6. Should the President remove from the limits of tiie Synod 
or depait this life, then the Secretary shall succeed him, and dis- 
cliarge tiie duties of the Piesident until the next Synod. 

RECORDIXG SECRETARY. 

Skc. 7. The Recording Secretary shall keep a faithful and accurate 
record of all the ])roceedings of the Synod and Ministerium, care- 
fully preserve all the papers, the seal of the Synod, &.c., subject to 
its direction, and shall do all the ofticial writing of the Synod other- 
wise pi'ovided for. 

Sec. 8. He shall give i^ublic notice of the time and ])lace of tiu'^ 
Synodical meeting at least six weeks l)efore the time appointed. 

Sec. 1). He sliall keep a register of the names of all the Ministers, 
arranged according to theii- ages in office, and, also of the congrega- 
tions, wlietiier vacant or not, connected witli tlie Synod. 

Sec. 10. If the accumulation of Imsincss should rendei' it necei^sary, 
tlie President may appoint an assistant Secretary, wliose ollice shall 
(•xjiire at the close of the session of the Synod. 

Sec. 11. If in tlie recess of the Synod, the Secretary sliouhl re- 
move into the bounds of aiiother Synod, or depart this life, the Pres- 
ident sliall require the areliives, the seal, and all other pi'operiy of 
the Synod to be delivered to Iiim, and shall retain the chiirge of tlieni 
ujitil the next session of Synod, wlien he shall appoint a Secretary 
])ro tern. 

Sec. 12. Unless tlie archives are otherwise disposed of by tlie Sy- 
nod, they shall be in tlie charge and custody of the Secretary. Any 
minister or delegate of a congregation conne-ted wit!) this Synod, 
sliall have frc^e access to them, bat no part of them sliall be allowed 
'to be taken awny oi' destroyed. 

THE CORUESI'ONDIXG SECRETARY. 

Sec. 13. It shall be the duty of the Coi'responding Secretary to jiei- 
form all the jiublic corresjiondence with other ecclesiastical bodies 
and with individuals, relative to the general interests of the Churcii, 
and particularly of this Synod. 

Sec. 14. He shall make a minute of all important matters which 
niay be communicated to him, either by letter or in the iMinutes of 
LiUiieran Synods, which he shall ])resent to this Synod at its regu- 
lar meeting in the form of a leport. 

THE TREASURDR. 

Sec. 15. The Treasurer shall take charge of the monies belonging 
to the Synod, and shall keep them subject to its ordei'. He slnill 
give bond and security in such sum as tiie Synod may direct. He 



^8 CorbstitictioTi ef 



shall keep and present at each annual meetiMg a detailed and faitli- 
ful account of the state of tlie TiPiisniv. 

Sec. 16. An order from the PresitUnit, attested h\ the Secretary, 
on the Treasury, shall be a suflicieut voucher f»r Iwm to pay any 
■money nut of the Treasury. 

Sec. 17. Should tiie Treasurer, during the recess of Synod, remove 
■out of its bounds, or be removed by death, the Fiesident shall cause 
all monies, certificates, bonds and documents belonging to the Sy- 
nod, to be delivered into his haiids, and shall have the charge of them 
until the next Synodical session. 

CHAPTER III — :\rt:jIBERS OF SYXOD. 

Sec. 1. Xo ^linister shall be permitted to i)reach or perform any 
ministerial act, within tlie pastorate of auothf^r Minister^ except Ity 
his request or consent, if present ; nor in his absence without tlie 
consent of the Church council. 

Sec. 2. In all cases of controversy between two Ministers, or be- 
tween a Minister and his Congregation or Pastorate, whicli they can- 
not amicably settle by their own endeavors, by ntediatiou of the 
President, or the Conference to wiiieh tiiey belong, the parties, or 
either of them, may make application to tlie Ministerium in Synod 
convened, and if once so submitted, shall abide by its decisions. 

Sec. 3. Any minister in good standing, who removes tVcnn the 
bounds of this Synod, into tliose of another, shall on application to 
the President, receive a certificate under his signature of his regular 
dismission. 

Sec. 4. Whenever a ^Minister moves within the bounds of this Sy- 
nod, and takes charge of congregations under our care, he shall im- 
mediately notify the President of the fact, and he shall likewise con- 
nect himself witli our Synod at its next session. 

Sec. 5. Whenever a Minister has taken charge of a regular Pasto- 
rate, he shall be restricted to the same, and not resign a part without 
resigning tlie whole charge, and no call to a Pastorate shall be con- 
sidered valiil unless it proceeds from the whole charge, embracing a 
two-third vote of all the constitutional electors in said Pastorate. 

Sec. 6. No one or more congregations composing a part of a. regu- 
lar Pastorate, shall at pleasure or through the iniiuence of disaffected 
■I)iirty. dismiss their Pastor without the consent of the whole pastor- 
ate by obtaining a two-third vote of all the electors in said pastorate : 
nor then, if the salary of said Pastor lias not been paid in fall. 

Sec. 7. If any congregation in connection with this Synod, shall, 
without our consent, employ as its Pastor, a Minister wiio has been 
expelled from any ecelesiasticil boily. or who is not acknowledged 
by this Synod, said congregation shall be e^^chided from our connec- 
tion. 

LAY-DELEGATES. 

Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the council or councils in each Pas- 
toral district, to elect annually a Lay-Delegate to attend the meet- 
ing of Synod ; and the delegate so selected shall receive a certiticate 
signed by the Pastor and coautersigned by one or ujore members of 
the Church Council; but if the i)astorate be vacant, the certiticate 
siiall be signed b^- members of the Church Council only. 

Sec. 9. Each Lay-Delegate entitled to a seat by this Constitution, 
shall have equal rights with the Ministers in all business belonging 
to the S^'nod, viz: he may take part in the debates, offer resolutions, 
and vote on all Synodical questions. 



Evan, Lutheran Synod, JV. C. Q9 

Chapter IV. — Process Agaikst a Minister. 

Sec. 1. Whenever accusation is lodged witli the President against 
a Minister for drunkenness, lewdness, ]ieres.y,.or ans- other crime, he 
shall immediately direct the accused to suspend all ministerial duties 
until bis case is decided by Synod. 

Sec. 2. If such accusation be lodged with the President at an ear- 
lier date than four months before the next meeting ofi Synod, .he shall 
give immediate notice to all the members of the Conference District 
to wliich the accused; belongs, .to meet without delay, at a suitable 
l)lace, and institute a formal investigation of the case, according to 
tiie principles of the F(>rniula. Tlie President shall tis the time and 
place of the meeting,, and give at least fifteen days notice of the same 
to each Minister in the Conference district, and also to the parties 
concerned, — or tlie President may appoint a comjnittee of three Min- 
isters and fix the time and place of their meeting, and give all the^ 
notice as above required. 

Sec. 3. If a Minister, accused of attrocious crimes, being duly noti- 
fied, refuses to attend the investigation,. he shall immediately be sus- 
pended from office. 

Sec. 4. If the accused confess, and the matter be base and flagitious,, 
such as are specified in Sec. 1, of this chapter, however penitent he 
may be, he must be immediately suspended from the exercise of hi* 
office : but if the accused deny the charge., and yet on examination of 
of the evidence, is found guilty, the Conference or Committee shall, 
nevertheless proceed to pass sentence on him. 

Sec. .5. The highest punishment which can be inflicted by a Con- 
ference or Committee appointed as above s])ecitied, is suspension 
from clerical duties, and tliis sentence is to be repotted to the next 
meeting of the S^aiod and remains in force till reversed by the Synod: 
or Ministerium. 

Sec. 6. Any Minister intending to appeal- from the decision of a. 
Conference or Committee, shall give notice of it to his accusers with- 
in three weeks after the time when the decision was mad^,. that bothi 
parties maj' be prepared for a new trial. 

Sec. 7. If at any time accusation be lodged with the President, for 
a less crime tlian those above specified in Sec. 1, of this Chapter, he- 
shall take no other steps in the case than to write a letter to the ac- 
cused and the accusers, exhorting them to mutual forbearance and 
referring them to the next Synod. 

Sec. 8. If accusation against a Minister be made immediately to 
the Synod, and the Synod believe themselves to be in possessit^p of 
all the evidence necessary to a just decision, the case may be exam- 
ined immediately and sentence passed. But if the necessary evi- 
dence be not before them, and the crime be sucli as is specified in 
Sec. 1, of this Chapter, they shall appoint a meeting of a Committee, 
who shall proceed as above specified, or refer the matter to the Con- 
ference of which the accused is a member, for investigation. 

Sec. 9. If a Minister be proved guilty of any of the crimes speci- 
fied in Sec. 1, of this Chapter, his sentence or suspension shall not 
be removed until after some time of penitent, humble and edifying 
conduct f and he cannot be restored by any other judiciary than the 
Sj'uod or Ministerium, if his case be one of heresy. 

Chapter V. — Missions, 
As the Saviour left to his followers the command, "Go ye and 
make disciples of all nations, baptising them iu tJic. name of the 



30 Constitution of 

Fatlier, and of the Son, and tlie Holy Ghost, teaching tliem to ob- 
serve all things whatsoever I liave coniinanded you," — Math, xxviii, 
U> — '20, tlie Synod shall regard it as a sacred duty to adopt, from 
time to time, such measures as the^^ nnxy deeiu best calculated to 
])lant and sustain churches tlirough the i)reachingof tiie Divine Word 
a)id the administering of the Sacraments, accoiding to the faith of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, as set forth in the doctrinal basis of 
this body. 

ClIArXEll Vr — COXFEUKXCES. 

Sec. 1. The Ctmferences as arranged by Synod shall hold not less 
than two meetings in eacli Distiict during the Synodical yeai', at 
Aviiich all the Ministers within their resi)ective Districts are requir- 
ed to be i)resent, and these meetings to be continued at least two 
days, and ie|)ort the proceedings of said Conference to Synod. 

Sec. 2. Each Pastorate in the District shall be represented by a, 
Lay-Delegate, who shall be sent to Conference under the same regu- 
lations as to tlie Synod. 

Sec. 3. The business to be performed at these meetings is to strive 
to awaken sinners, to edify believers by close practical ])reachiug ; 
to become mediator in all cases of controversy between two Minh?- 
ters, or a Minister and his Congregation or Pastorate, according to 
Chap. 'S, Sec. 2, raid to investigate charges, in caseof a process against 
a Minister. 

Sec. 4. The state of religion, in the Churches, siiall be inquired 
into, and some time be spent by the Conference in conversation on 
subject relating to pastoral ex[»erience. 

Sec. 5. Conferences may give their advice on any business of Con- 
gregations which is referred to them; but no Conference shall, under 
an}- pretext whatever, jmrform any business connected with the or- 
dination of candidates for the Ministry, except b}- the direction of 
the Ministerium. 

CiiArTEii VIL — The Mimstehiu.m. 

Sec. L At as early a period as ])racticable, during the meeting of 
Synod, the President shall call togetlier the clerical members, who 
constitute tlie Ministerium, for the purpose of examining Candidates 
for the Ministry, and of investigating and deciding all charges against 
a Minister, that may be referred to them. 

Sec. 2. When ]\Iinisters of other religious denominations, make 
application for admission into connection with this Synod, the Min- 
isterium shall be the body to decide on the case. 

Sec. 3. No Candidate for tlie Ministry shall be ordained, and no 
Minister from another denomination shall be admitted as a member 
of this Synod and Ministeiium, unless he receive by ballot a two- 
third vote of this Ministerium. 

Sec. 4. Each session of the Ministerium shall be opened and closed 
with prayer. 

Chapteu VIIL — Examination and Ordination of Candidates. 

Sec. L The examination of Candidates shall be conducted by a 
Committee of three Ministers appointed for the purpose. 

Sec. 2. No Candidate shall be admitted to an examination, who has 
not au education equal at least to the close of the Sophomore Class 
studies in a College, and a theological training, to a two years course 
iu a Lutheran Theological Seminary ; uor sliall an}- Minister from 



Evan. Luth. Synod, J\\ C. SI 

another denoiuiuatioii be admitted as a member of this Synod, ^vith- 
out possessing the sanje qiuilitications. 

Sec. 3. Tlie examination shall embrace tlie following subjects, viz : 
Personal Piety, and motives for seeking the Holy Office ; Greek and 
Hebrew Scri[)tares; Evidences of Christianity ; Natural and Reveal- 
ed Theology; Church History; Pastoral Theology; Homiletics ; 
(•liurch Government. 

Sec. 4. Whenever the Ministerium has decided on the ordination 
of a candidate, the ceremony siiall be performed according to the 
form prescribed in the Eook of Worship, either by the assembled 
Ministerium, during the sessions of Synod, or by a Committee ap- 
pointed for the purpose, at some other time and place. 

CiiAi'TKR IX. — Church Institutions. 

Seel. The Institutions of this Synod shall be under the govern- 
ment of Boards of Trustees, who siiall meet semi-annually, and as 
often at intermediate times as they may think expedient — said Boards 
to be subject to the advice and control of this Synod, and to which 
the3- shall present a written r(-'i)ort at each annual meeting concern- 
ing the tiscal state and prosi)erity of said Institutions, and such re- 
commendations as nuiy be deemed advisable. 

Sec. 2. The Board of North Carolina College . shall consist of 18 
Trustees— 6 of whom shall be Ministers of this Synod, G Laymen of 
the Lutheran Church, and (J may be selected from other denomina- 
tions. 

The Female Seminary Board shall consist of 12 Trustees — 8 of 
whom shall be members of the Lutheran Church. 

In case this Synod shall establish a Theological Seminary, the 
Board thereof shall consist of members of the Lutheran Church only. 

Sec. 3. The different Boards of Trustees shall be elected by ballot 
by this Synod, and the term of office shall be three years. The sclied- 
Jile shall be so arranged, that one-third of the entire number shall 
be elected at every annual meeting of Synod. 



CONCLUSION. 

This Constitution can be altered or amended at any annual 
meeting of the Synod, by consent of two-thirds of all the mem- 
bers of Synod. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



The trausactious of Synod shall be conducted as follows : 

1. At the time and place appointed for the meeting of Synod, the 
President shall preach the opening Sermon, or appoint some Minis- 
ter to perforin this duty. 

2. At the close of the Sy nodical Sermon, if a quorum be present, 



32 Ordev of Business. 

cousisting of three Ministers and three Lay-Delegates,, the Synod 
shall be opened in tlie form prescribed in the Book of Worship, by 
the President, or if he be absent, by tJie Secretary, and if he be ab- 
sent also, by one of the elder Ministers. 

3. The Seci-etary shall call the names of all the Ministers^ belong- 
ing to the Synod, and note the absentees. 

4. The Lay-Delegates shall exhibit the certificates of their appoint- 
ment, and their names shall be registered by the Secretary as mem- 
bers of ihe Synod. 

5. The President shall read his I'eport as the last official act of liis 
office. 

(). The election of officersfor the ensuing year. 

7. The admission of Delegates or Ministers from other Ecclesiasti- 
cal bodies,. and I'eceptiou; of advisor}^ members. 

8. The presentation of all papers intended for the Synod or Minis- 
terium. 

i). The reading of reports on the state of the Church. 

10. Tlie reading of the reports of Church Councils. 

11. The Standing Committees siiall be as follows : 

1. On President 's Report. 

2. On state of the Church. 

^i. On Church Institutions and Education. 

4. On Missions. 

5. On Unfinished Business. 

6. On Proceedings of Conferences. 

7. On Petitions. 

8. On Vacancies- 
y. On Finance- 

V2. Tlie papers as ananged and numbered by the President shall 
be referred to the pioper Committees, whose reports may be heard 
and acted on at any time. 

13. Parochial reports shall be handed to the Secretary. 

14. The reading of the Treasurer's report. 

1.5. Provision shall be made for vacant Congregations. 
10, Miscellaneous Business. 

17. Electiou of Delegates to Ecclesiastical bodies and of Trustees 
af North Carolina College, and Mt. Pleasiuit Female Seminary. 

15. The fixing of the time and place of the next meeting" of Synod. 
19. Synod shall be closed according to the form in the book of 

Worship- Eespectfullj^ submitted, 

L. A. BIKLE. 



Doctrinal Basts. S3 



THE DOOTEINAIi BABIS 

OF THE EVANaELIOAL LUTHERAN SYNOD AND 

MINISTERIUM OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Whereas, It was an apostolic custom and profitable in the primitive 
church, to have an occasional meeting of different individual churches, 
for the purpose of consultation and mutual encouragement in preserving 
the purity of the faith, and promoting the welfare of the church; There- 
fore, we, the Ministers and Lay-Delegates of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod of North Carolina, in implicit reliance upon the guidance of the 
Triune God, using the liberty allowed us by the Holy Scriptures, and 
keeping in view the just rights of every christian in matters of faith 
and practice as set forth by the Word of God, and by the Confession of 
our Church, to adopt for ourselves and our successors the following 
Doctrinal basis and Constitution, with the earnest hope and humble 
prayer that they may be blessed by the great Head of the Church. 

DOCTRIKAL BASIS. 

1. "We believe that the Cannonical Books of the Old and New Testa- 
ment Scriptures are given by inspiration of God and are the perfect and 
only rule of faith and practice." 

2. "We believe that the three general creeds, the Apostles, Nicene, 
and Athanazian, exhibit the faith of the church universal, in accordance 
with this rule." 

3. We believe that the unaltered Augsburg Confession is, in all its parts, 
in harmony with the 'Word of God, and is a correct exhibition of doc- 
trine. 

4. "We believe that the Apology, the Catechisms of Luther, theSmal- 
cald Articles, and the formula of Concord, are a faithful development 
and defence of the doctrine of the Word of God, as set forth in the 
Augsburg Confession. 



INDEX. 



Appointment for the diflferent churches, 

Committee on Pastorates, 

Constitution of the Evan. Luth. Synod of N. C, 

Doctrinal Basis, ... 

Delegates appointed to S. C. Synods, 

" '• to Tennessee Synod, .... 

" " to Pennsylvania Synod, 

Delinquincies to be reported, .... 

Lay-Delegates, .... .... 

Minutes of Ministerium 

Mt. Olive church received in connection, . .^ . 

Next annual meeting of Synod, 

Names of Enrolled Ministers, .... ... .... 

Order of Business, .... .... .... 

Officers of Synod and Missionary Board, . . 

Officers of Synod elect, 

Presidents' Report, .... 

Parochial Reports, .... .... ... 

Report on Minutes of other Synods, 

Report of the President of the Board of Trustees ofN, C 

Report on President's Report, 

Report on Letters and Petitions, .... 

" of Committee on Pastorates, .... 

" on Conferential Proceedings, ... .... 

" of Delegate to Tennessee Synod, .... 

" of Delegate to S. C. Synod, 

" of Committee on Church Institutions, .... ... 

" " on Finance, .... 

" '* on Synodical Contributions, 

" " on Contributions for College fund, 

" " on Unfinished Business, 

No. 8. ... 

" " on Missions, .... .... 

" " on State of the Church. . . 

Standing Rules, .... .... .... .... .... 

Sabbath Services, .... .... ... 

Standing Committees, .... .... .... 

Treasurer's Report, ... .... .... 



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TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, 



1. Rev 



Col. 



S. S. ROTHROCK. 
W. A. JULIAN, 
W. H. CONE, 
L. A. BIKLE, D. D., 
C. H. BERNHEIM. 
WHITSON KIMBALL, 
TIMOTHY MOSER, 
R. W. PETREA, 
JOHN SHIMPOC!H. 



10. Ma,t. L. G. HEILIG, 

U. Mr. ALEX. FOIL, 

12. Capt. J. A. FISHER, 

13. Mr. H. C. McALISTER, 

14. '■ C. T. BERNHARDT, 
lo. '• D. R. HOOVER, , 

16. •' DAN'L. BARRIER, 

17. " JNO. M. HA.RKEY, 

18. •' E. D. LENTZ. 



TRUSTEES 
MT. PLEASANT FEMAIE SEMINARY. 



1. Rev, W. a. JULIAN, 

2. " W. H. CONE, 

3. " Prof. S. S RAHN, 

4. " L. A. BIKLE, D. D., 

5. " VASTINE STICKLEY, 
fi. Maj. L. G. HEILIG. 



7. Dr. J. L. HENDERSON. 

8. Mr. DAN'L. BARRIER, 

9. ■' JOHN LENTZ. 

10. '• J. J. MISENHIMER, 

11. _ " ALEX. FOIL, 

12. " JONAS COOK. 



OFnCERS OF SYNOD, 



President — Rev. L. BIKLE, D. D., Concord, K C 
Rec. Secretary— Rev. J. S. HEILJG, Concord, N. C. 
Cor. Secretart— Rev. W. H. CONE, China Grove, N. C. 
Treasurer— Rev. SAAJ'L. ROTHROCK, Gold Hill. N. C. 



Time and Place of next Annual Meeting. 



The 77th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
of North Carolina, will be held in Holt Trinity Church, Mt. Pi>ea- 
?ANT, Cabarrus County, N. C, commencing- on Wednesday before the 
first 8nndav in Mav. 1880, at 10 A.M. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



^EVENTY-^EYENTH ^^NNUAL TWEETING 



OF THE 



eva:n^gelical lutherai^ 



® V®( 



Held in Holy Trinity Church, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Beginning Wednesday, April 28th, 1880: 



TOGETHER WITH THE 



CcnTOational Cousffiilloii, Boctriual Basis, aM Synofical ConsWoii. 



NEW MARKET, VA. : 
Henkel & Co., Peintees and Publishers. 




Church T 



URCH NSTITUTIONS. 



Noi;TH Carolin-a College and Mx. Pleasant Female SkMinart, our 
Church Institutions, located in Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus County, N. C, nine 
miles from Concord, are in a flourishing condition. Each Institution is 
managed bj^ able and efficient Professors, who are ready to receive any 
wlio wish to favor them with their patronage. Any young man or young 
lady desiring to obtain a thorough education, at more reasonable terms than 
can be obtained elsewhere, would do well to apply to 

Rev. L. a. BIKLE, D. D., 

President of College. 

- pboe. lewis H. ROTHROCK, 

Principal of Seminary, 

Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



jSevenxy-Seventh Annual Meeting 



OF THE 



EVAJs"GELI(3AL LUTHEKAN 



mti i Mimiitif imm §f M, 



Held in Holy Trinity Church, IVIt. Pleasant, Cabarrus Co., N.C., 
Beginning Wednesday, April 28th, 1880: 



TOGETHER WITH THE 



Coiiireptioiial CoiistlMoii Boctriiial Basis, aiii Spillcal Coiistltutloi] 



NEW MARKET, VA. : 
Henkel & Co., Printers and Publishers. 



MINUTES. 



The Seventy-Seventh Annual Convention of 
THE Evangelical Lutheran North Carolina Synod, 
was held in Holy Trinity Church, Mb. Pleasant, Cabarrus 
County, N. 0., beginning Wednesday, April 28th, 1880. 

By request of the President, Kev. C. H. Bernheim preach- 
ed the opening sermon from 1 Cor. 16 : 13. 

Synodical Business. 

fx:rst sEssioisr. 

April 25th, 1880, 1 P. M. 
Synod was opened by the President, according to the 
prescribed order, and the names of Ministers and Lay -dele- 
gates enrolled. 

Ministers. 



Names. Post Office. 

1 Rev. J. B. Anthony, Troutman, N. 

2 " S. RoTHROCK, Gold Hill, • 

3 " J. B. Davis, D. D., Mt. Pleasant, 

4 " G. D. Bernheim, D. D.,... Wilmington, 

5 " J. S. Heilig, Concord, 

6 " C. H. Bernheim, Lexington, 

7 " W.A.Julian, " 

8 " W. H. Cone, China Grove, 

9 " L. A. BiKLE, D. D., Mt. Pleasant, 

10 " W. Kimball, Gibsonville, 

11 " W. R. Ketchie VIocksville, 

12 " J. H. Fesperman, Statesville, 

13 " R.L.Brown, Rockwell, 

14 " E.P.Parker, Brick Church, 

15 " H. M. Brown, Salisbury, 

16 " P. E. ZiNK, Lexington, 

17^ '' V. R."S TroggEYnTr:.'::r.?:BearFqpT!ijr°'°°^ 



Entered MinTstry. 



18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 



E. A. WiNGARD, Charlotte, 

R. W. Petrea, Concord, 

W. A. Lutz, Winston. 

J. A. Linn, Gold Hill, 

W. J. Smith, Salisbury, 

D. J. KooNTZ, col.* Lexington, 



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1876. 

1877 




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* Ordained at this meeting. 



4 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Lay-delegates. 

Names. Pastoral Charge. 

Mr. Hazelius L. Suther, Rev. J. B. Anthony's. 

" MiLAs A. Holshouser, '' S. Rothrock's. 

Col. John Shimpooh, " J. B. Davis', D. D. 

Mr. H. B. EiLERs, •' G. D. Bernheim's, D. D. 

" J. E. Deaton, " J. S. Heilig's. 

" Michael SijfK, " C. H. Bernheim's. 

" F.M.Thompson, " W.A.Julian's. 

" Jacob Misenheimer, " AV. H. Cone's. 

" M. L. Blackweldek, " L. A- Bikle's, D. D. 

" John V. Waggoner, '' W. Kimball's. 

" J. J. Starett, " W. R. Ketchie's. 

" D. A. Miller, " R.L.Brown's. 

'• W. M. KiME " E.P.Parker's. 

" Wm. A. Lentz, " H.M.Brown's. 

" Jessie W. Miller, " V. R. Stickley's. 

Capt. W. A. Barrier, ' •' E. A. Wingard's. 

Mr. Geo. E. Ritchie, " R. AV. Petrea's. 

•' H. L. Beckerdite " W. A. Lutz's. 

" Jacob Lyerly, " J.A.Linn's. 

Col. P. N. Heilig,...: ■• W. J. Smith's. 

Mr. Marvel Ritchie, Bear Creek Charge- 

Jhe Presideiit now read his Annual Report, which was 
received and laid on the table for reference to a Committee. 

Presidenfs Report. 

Dear Brethren: — The goodness and mercy of God have followed us 
through another Synodical j^ear. His loving care and protection have been 
continued to us, and by His kindness w^e are permitted to assemble again in 
.Annual Convention. AVhat cause for devout gratitude to Him who has 
spared our lives, helped our infirmities, and blessed our labors I With 
the Psalmist let the utterance of our hearts, as well as our lips, be, ''Bless 
the Lord, O mj'^ soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name." 

To-day we add another page to our ministerial record. Whatever the 
toils and labors and conflicts we have been called on to pass through the 
past year, they constitute an important part of our history in the Master's 
service, and are recorded in the Book of God's remembrance. How faith- 
fully we have discharged the duties of our high and holy calling, and w^hat 
results we have achieved by our efforts in the field of fallen, depraved, and 
spiritually dead humanity, eternity alone will fully record. Let us not 
forget " whose we are, what we are, and whither we are going," but let us 
constantly live under a realizing sense of the solemn responsibilities and 



MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. o 

duties growing out of our vocation as "embassadors for Christ," labor 
honestly and faithfully in winning souls from the service of sin to the service 
of holiness, and ever keep in mind the day of all days when the thoughts 
of our minds, the purposes of our hearts, and the works of our hands will 
be judged by an onmiscient, all-wise, and infinitely just God. 

Having convened in the interest of our beloved Zion, we should see to 
it that all our deliberations and transactions are characterized by harmony 
and unanimity of senti!r.ent, and that all factious opposition to wise and 
necessary legislation be banished from our midst. It is important that we 
be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 

The only otticial act of the President was the dismission of Rev. Prof. 
S. B. Kahn, about the 1st of October, to the South Carolina Synod. Prof. 
Rabn had contracted to serve in North Carolina College for a term of three 
years, but receiving a call to Newberry College, he left at the expiration of 
the second year of his contract, and is now filling the chair of Ancient 
Languages in this Institution. 

It affords me pleasure to state that five new churches have been 
dedicated the past year in the bounds of our Synod. 

1. Mount Olive Church, in the bounds of Rev. R. W. Petrea's charge, 
was dedicated to the service of the Triune God on the 1st Sunday of 
November. The President conducted the dedicatory service according to 
the form of Book of Worship and Dr. J. B. Davis preached the sermon. 
The cost of this church, a neat and convenient frame building, by , 
was $ 

2. Nazareth Church, in the bounds of the Forsythe Mission, Rev. W. 
A. Lutz, pastor, was dedicated on the 5th Sunday of November. The 
dedicatory service was read by the pastor, and the sermon was preached by 
the President. The cost of this church, a plain and substantial brick 
building, by , was $ 

3. Union Church, in the bounds of Rev. R. L. Brown's charge, was 
dedicated on the 1st Sunday of December. The pastor conducted the ded- 
icatory service, and the President preached the sermon. The cost of this 
church, a commodious brick building, by , was !ti'?600. 

4. Centre Grove Church, in the bounds of the Chapel charge, Rev. 
W. H. Cone, pastor, was dedicated on the 1st Sunday of April. The 
dedicatory service was read by the pastor, and the sermon was preached 
by Rev. V. R. Stickley. The cost of this church, a creditable frame 
building, by , was |1300. 

5. Macedonia Church, at Company Shops, was dedicated on the 4th 
Sunday of April. The pastor. Rev. W. Kimball, conducted tbe dedicatory 
service, and Dr. G. D. Bernheim preached the sermon. The cost of the 
church, a frame building, by , was $=1125. 

Vacancies. — 1. The Enochville charge is still without a pastor. Rev. 
J. S. Heilig has been employed as temporary supply by the Enoch congre- 
gation, but it is an arrangement detrimental to the interests of the other 



6 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



congregation of the charge. Synod should insist on the election of a pastor 
at an earl}- daj'. 

3. The Bear Creek charge as constituted at last Sjmod is vacant. 
Rev. J. H. Fesperman was called to this field, but on account of failing 
health he has been compelled to relinquish the active duties of the 
ministry. 

In conclusion, may the Great Head of the church smile on us and on 
our work : may He bless our deliberations and transactions to the advance- 
ment of His cause. 

L. A. BIKLE, President. 

S'ynod next [)roceeded to the election of Officers for the 
eusuing year, which resulted as follows: 

Kev. S. RoTHROCK, President. 

" J. A. Linn, Rec. Secretary. 

" W. J. Smith, Cor. Secretary. 

Col. P. N. Heilig, Treasurer. 

Oq motion, Kev. J. C. Moser was received as correspond- 
ing delegate from the Tennessee Synod and Maj. L. G, Heilig, 
President of the Board of Directors of Female Seminary, as 
an advisory member. 

As an act of courteous recognition, an invitation was 
extended to Rev. Mr. Rush, of the M. E. Church, to a seat 
among us. 

The regular order of business was, by resolution, now 
suspended for hearing the reports of the Pi^esidents of 
College and Seminary Boards. 

These reports, having been read, were received, to be 
referred to the proper committee. 

Synod took a recess of half an hour. 

The brethren having reassembled, the President an- 
nounced the following 

Standing Committees : 

1. Presiclenfs Report.— Jiev. W. A. Julian, Rev H. M. 
Brown and Mr. Wm. A. Leutz. 

2. State of the Church. — Rev. C. H Bernheim, Rev. R. 
W. Petrea and Geo. E. Ritchie, Esq. 

3. Church Institutions. — Rev. W. J. Smith, Rev. G. D. 
Bernheim, D. U. and Mr. F. M. Thompson. 



MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 7 

4. Missions. — Rev. W. Kimball, Rev. W. R. Ketchie 
and Mr. Jacob Lyerly. 

o. Unfinished Business. — Rev. R. L. Browu, Rev. J. S 
Heilig and Mr. J. E. Deatoo. 

6. Proceedings of Conference. — Rev. W. A. Lutz, Rev. 
J. B. Anthony and Mr. Milas A. Kolshouser. 

7. Petitions. — iiiiv. L. A. Bikle, D. D., Rev. J. B. Davis, 
D. D. and Mr. D. A. Miller. 

8. Vacancies. — Hev. V. R. Stick ley, Rev. "W. H. Cone 
and Mr. Jacob Misenheiuier. 

9. Finance— Mi\ H. B. Eilers, Mr. Jesse W. Miller and 
Col. John Shimpoch. 

Synod adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 9 
o'clock. 

Sermon at 7^- o'clock, P. M , by Rev. H. M. Brown. 

SECOISTID SESSIOHNT. 

April '2i)th, 9 A. M. 
Prayer by Secretary. 

The Treasurer of Synod read his report, which was 
accepted and referred to Committee on Finance. 

Treasurers Report. 
Sam'l Rotheock, Treasurer, 

In account with 

Evan. Luth. Synod of Noeth Carolina. 
The Treasurer char2;es himself as follows : 
1879. ^ De. 

May 2, To balance in Treasury as per report to Synod $ 35 32 

" 2, " Contributions for Synodical purposes 413 40 

" 3, " Note on Rev. W. A. Lutz 25 00 

Total !!;473 72 

The Treasurer claims allowance as follows : 

1879. Cr. 

May 2, By cash paid Rev. G. D. Bernheim as per receipt i 6 39 

" 2, " " " " error 150 

" 3, By appropriation paid Rev. E. A. Wingard 150 00 

" 3, By cash and note paid Rev. W- A. Lutz 150 00 

June 16, By printing and mailing Minutes paid J. J. Bruner 59 86 

Oct. 14, By appropriation to Mission at Company Shops 100 00 

1880. 

April 28, By balance in Treasury 5 97 

Total ' $473 72 

Respectfully submitted, 
April 28, 1880. SAM'L ROTHROCK, Treas. 



8 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Samuel Rotiikook, 

Synodical TreaHurer of North Carolina College 

In Account with Synod. 
The Treasurer charges hhiiself as follows : 
1879. 

May 2, To contributions at Synod in 1879, $73 70 

•' 3, To cash paid h\ Alexander Misenheimer, 50 

" 3, " " "" Elizabetli Ridenhour, 25 

Total 174 45 

Tlie Treasurer claims allowance as follows : 
1879. 

April 29, By casli paid Jonas Cook, Treas. N. C- College ...#22 50 
May 13, " " " " '• ... 51 20 
1880. 
April 28, By balance on hand 75 

Total 17445 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAM'L ROTHROCK, Treas. 

Rev. T. Moser, ofthe Tennessee Synod, and Mr. Mathias 
Miller, from Reformation foiigregation, being present, vvere» 
on motion, received as advisory members. 

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10 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

At 11 o'clock, A. M., Rev. R. L. Brown preached from 
1 Thess. 2, 4. 

April 29th, 1^ P. M. 

Rev. J. F. Probst, corresponding delegate from the S. 
C. Synod, having appeared and presented his credentials, 
was, on motion, received. In a few apt and well chosen 
words, he conveyed the fraternal greetings of that body. 

The Report of Committee on Proceedings of Confer- 
ence was read and received, to be considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 6. 

Your committee on Conferential proceedings would submit the 
following : 

The Eastern Conference held three meetings during the past Synodical 
year. The members are zealously and actively engaged in their Master's 
work, in saving souls, and instructing their people in the sound and saving doc- 
trines, and pure cultus of our church, by bringing them before Conference 
in Theses and Essays, prepared by both ministers and laymen, and presented 
for discussion. This Conference is endeavoring to cultivate punctuality in 
attending its sessions, in all of its members, and have succeeded remarkably 
well, as there appear to have been but few absentees. 

Four items claim the attention of Synod. 

1. They ask Synod to decide what shall be done in the case of Rev. W. 
J. Smith, who has absented himself from the meetings of Conference since 
his connection with Synod. 

2. They recommend Synod to give optional attendance upon the sessions 
of Conference to all ministers not actively engaged in the work of the 
ministry. 

3. They ask Synod to examine James Koons (Col.) and if found 
qualified, to ordain him, and sustain him in Missionary operations among 
the colored people within our bounds, or at least devise some plan by which 
the colored people may have preaching. 

From the Minutes of the Western Conference we gather that it held 
two meetings during the past synodical year, and, while they were poorly 
attended by the members of this conference, there seems to have been a 
great effort made, by those present, to make the sessions interesting. 
Nothing was done claiming the action of Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ, 

J. B. ANTHONY, 

MILAS A. HOLSHOUSER. 



MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 11 

Item 1. Resolved, That Rev. Smith be heard on the subject of his non- 
attendance upon the meetings of Conference. 

Item adopted and the tbllowiug resoliitiou passed: 

Eesolved, Tliat it is tlie opinion of this Synod, that eacli minister is in 
duty bound, by its Constitution, to attend tlie sessions of tlie respective 
Conferences to which they belong. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted and referred to the Miiiisterium. 

Keport adopted. 

Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to rearrange the 
Couferential districts. 

Committee : Revs. L. A. Bikle, D. D., V. R. Stickley and W. A. Julian. 

Synod adjourned to meet to-morrow, at 8^ A. M. 

At 7^ P. M.,Kev. 0. H. Bernheim preached trom Gen. 7:1. 

i^oxjpi,x:E3: sEssioisr. 

April 30th, 8^ A. M. 

Prayer by Kev. J. F. Probst. 

A letter was read from Kev. L. Groh, corresponding 
delegate from Pennsylvania Ministeriura, expressing the 
fraternal greetings of that body. 

Mr. Henry Kusc, being present from Greensboro, was, 
by resolution, received as an advisory member of Synod. 

The report of Committee on President's report was read 
and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 1 . 

Your Committee on the President's report, have examined saiu 
document and find it to be an able and well arranged production. In the 
former part of the report we are reminded of the goodness and mercy of 
God as exercised toward us, his care of us, and his protection over us during 
the past synodical year. Well did the writer say, "What cause for devout 
gratitude to Him who has spared our lives, helped our infirmities, and 
blessed our labors." Should we not one and all respond to the sentiment 
herein expressed by our worthy President? In the latter part of the report, 
certain vacancies are referred to, which will doubtless be brought to the 
notice of this Synod by the proper committee. The whole report demon- 
strates the fact, that the President has been actively and zealously engaged 
in the discharge of his duty. The committee recommend that the report 
be incorporated in the Minutes 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. A. JULIAN, 
H. M. BROWN, 
W. A. LENTZ. 



12 MINUTES OF NORTH CAEOLINA SYNOD. 

The report of Committee on Petitious was received aud 
coDsidered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 7. 

Your Committee, in wliose bands were placed all petitions and letters 
for the consideration and action of Synod, would report as follows : 

No. 1 is a petition from members of Reformation and Sandy Creek 
Churches, praying that said churches be constituted a pastorate. 

We recommend that the prayer of the petitioners be granted. 

No. 2 is a petition from council and members of Lau's Church, sug- 
gesting that Richland and Frieden's churclies form a pastorate, and that 
Lau's, St. Paul's, and Macedonia churches constitute another. 

We refer this suggestion to tlie consideration and wisdom of Synod. 

No. 3 is a petition from a new organization at Hickory, asking to be 
received into connection with Synod, and to be placed, for the present, un- 
der the pastoral care of Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

We recommend that the request of the petitionei's be granted. 

No. 4 is a petition signed by twenty-one persons living in the neighbor- 
hood of Wilhelm's graveyard, midway between Lutlieran Chapel and Salem 
Churches, requesting permission to organize themselves into a congrega- 
tion under the pastoral direction of Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

We recommend that the Synod gi-ant the permission asked. 

No. 5 is a petition from members of Centre Grove church, asking to 
be received by Synod and to be connected with the Chapel pastorate. 

We reconnnend that the request of the members of this church be 
granted. ^ 

No. 6 is a letter from D. W. Michael asking pecuniary aid of Synod to 
enable him to complete his theological studies. 

We refer this application for aid to the consideration of Synod. 

No. 7 is a petition from members of Chapel congregation, requesting 
Synod to release (^has. A. Rose from the payment of the sixteen dollars, 
paid by the congregation to Synod for him two years ago, to assist him in 
prosecuting his studies in North Carolina College. 

We refer this matter to the consideration of Synod. 

No. 8 are petitions from Sandj' Creek, Macedonia, and Union Churches 
asking Synod for its next meeting. 

We refer the request of these churches to the consideration of Synod^ 
wlien tixing the place for holding the next meeting. 

No. 9 is an invitation extended by Rev. W. C. Shaeffer to the mem- 
bers of Synod and their families to attend the approaching meeting of 
Southern General Synod, to be held in Richmond, Va. 

We recommend that this invitation be accepted by as many members 
of Synod and tlieir families as can spare the time and money for the trip- 
No. 10 is a letter from Rev. J. H. Fespennan asking to be excused 



MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 13 

from attendance on the sessions of this meeting of Synod on account of se- 
vere affliction. 

We recommend that he be excused. .. ; 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. BIKLE, 
J. B. DAVIS, 
D. A. MILLER. 
Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Resolved, That Synod defer action on this subject till the next 
meeting of this body, and that, for the present year, Richland- Church be 
placed under the pastoral care of Rev. W. A. Lutz. ' 

Items 3, 4, aud 5. Adopted. 

Item 6. Resolved, That the Secretary inform Bro. Michael, that S3mod 
cannot, at present, entertain his request. 

Item 7. Resolved, That Mr. Charles A. Rose receive a credit of $16.00 
on the note held by 'Synod against him. 

Items 8, 9, aud 10. Adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

Resolved, That those congregations, that have brought up to Synod 
their full assessments for College, be relieved from contributing further to 
the present College debt. 

Sermon at 11, A. M. by Eev. W. Kimball, from John 3 
5, Acts 3, 19, aud James 1, 27. 

fifth: sEssioisr, > 

April SOth, 1^ P. M. 
The Report of Committee on State of the Church was 
read and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 2. 

Your committee on the state of the Church are encouraged from the 
various reports of the pastors, to report life and progress in the great work of 
the Master. Several new houses of worship have been built and dedicated 
to the worship of the triune God, and also new parsonages erected. The 
Sunday School Life and Work is carried on in nearly all of our congrega- 
tions, and the true Lutheran usage of catechization' of our youths is 
practiced and observed by nearly all of the pastors. The spirit and grace 
of liberality is being largelj^ cultivated and in some of the congregations 
they have the praise of " Well done." Much more can yet be done and we 
hope, as the cry is made, " the harvest is ready" and the laborers are 
wanted, that the churches of the North Carolina Synod will, come up to 
the full measure of their dut}', and sustain well the missionary efforts of the 
Synod. In doctrine and usage our people are becoming t^-uly Lutherari, of 



14 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

which we greatly rejoice. May the great head of the Church still continue 
to bless our labors, and make the North Carolina Synod the * ' city set on a 
hill." that all far and near may see her in the beauty of a full developed 
Christian life. Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. BERNHEBI, 
R. W. PETREA, 
GEO. E. RITCHIE. 

The Report of Corresponding Secretary was read and 
adopted. 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 

The Minutes of South Carolina and Tennessee Synods have been re- 
ceived and perused. The proceedings of these Synods show that the 
brethren are actively engaged in the Master's work. The attendance on 
this meeting of the corresponding delegates of those bodies indicate their 
fraternal feeling towards our Synod. We find nothing in these Minutes 
claiming special attention. Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CONE. 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Synod, that the membership of 
Christ's Church should move to a more suitable location and build them- 
selves a new church. 

The Report of Committee ou Congregational Constitu- 
tion was now read. The Report was aolopted and ordered 
to be appended to the Minutes. 

Resolved, That this Synod approve of the efforts of Bro. Cone to estab- 
lish a congregation between Oak Grove and Corriher's School-house. 

Resolved, That the Constitution of Synod be printed with Minutes. 

Resolved, That there be added to the list of Standing Committees an- 
other one, to be known as the Committee on Pastoral Districts. 

At 7 J P. M., Rev. J. F. Probst preached from Rom. 10, 
16. At the same time, in College Chapel, Rev. D. J. Koontz, 
col., preached from John 3, 14-15. 

si22:ti3: SESSI03^T. 

May ls<, 8 A. M. 
Prayer by Rev. E. P. Parker. 

The Report of Committee ou Church Institutions was 
read and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 3. 

Your Committee have examined the annual reports of our Church Insti- 
tutions — North Carolina College andMt. Pleasant Female Seminary — which 
reports were read before the Synod by the President of their respective 



MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 15 

Boards. The College under the present management is in successful ope- 
ration, and the College property and grounds are in a tolerable condition. 
The report states that there seems to be some indifference manifested on 
the part of the church with reference to the liquidation of the debt under 
the plan proposed and approved by Synod ; and that as there may be some 
cause or causes for their spirit of indifference, it calls upon this body to 
enquire into the matter, and if such cause or causes exist, to remove them. 
We therefore recommend that Synod carefully investigate this matter, 
and see if there be any real ground for this state of indifference. We 
think that the reputation of the instructors, and the business qualifications 
of the Board of Trustees require and demand this investigation ; as well as 
the prosperity of the College, for without the sympathy, co-operation and 
patronage of the people the College must die, and the property be lost to 
the Church. The Female Seminary under the management of Prof. Lewis 
H. Rothrock, is in a prosperous condition, and has been well attended 
during the present year. 

We commend both of these Institutions to the confidence of the peo- 
ple, and trust that, realizing a deep need for a higher education of their 
sons and daughters, they will give them their united support and 
increased patronage. Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. SMITH, 
G. D. BERNHEIM, 
F. M. THOMPSON. 
The Eeport of Committee ou Unfinished Business was 
read and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 5. 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business, finding nothing of that kind 
but what has been brought to the consideration of this body, and have 
nothing to report, and, therefore, report nothing. 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. L. BROWN, 
J. S. HEILIG, 
J. E. DEATON. 

The Eeport of Committee on Missions was read and 
laid on the table till after the Report of Committee on 
Finance. 

Report of Committee No. 4. 

Your Committee on Missions respectfully submit the following : 
Eleven mission points within the bounds of our Synod have been 
brought to knowledge of your committee: 

Raleigh, Goldsboro and Pender county, Garves', 4 miles West of 



16 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Greensboro, Greensboro and a point on Haw river, called Wadlington's 
Mill ; Swepsonville, 6 miles from Company Sliops ; Albemarle, in Stanley 
County ; Statesville in Iredell County ; Wilks and Surry counties. 

These points have already been opened to our Synod and are inviting 
us to preach to them. Your committee recommend these points to the 
consideration and attention of S3aiod. 

Respectful!}'- submitted, 

W. KIMBALL, 
W. R. KETCHIE, 
JACOB LYERLY. 

The Report of Committee ou Vacancies was read and 
received to be cousidered by IteiDs. 

Report of Committee No. 8. 

Your committee has had its attention directed to Enochville and Bethel 
Pastorates. Of the fii-st there seems to be a hinderance in securing a regu- 
lar Pastor, by the negligence in settling witli their former Pastor. Your 
committee refer it to the action of Synod. 

As to the second, it is the opinion of tlie committee that, the Confer- 
ence vpithin whose bounds it is, can best supplj"- it. 
Respectfully submitted, 

V. R. STICKLEY, 

W. H. CONE, 

JACOB MISENHEIMER. 

Item 1. Eesohed, That the ofHcers of Synod constitute a committee to 
endeavor to adjust matters in the Enochville charge. 

Item 2. Laid over till after Report of Committee on 
Finance. 

Resolved, That Dr. Bernheim be reimbursed to the amount of $9.65 
traveling expenses to Company Sliops. 

Rev. J. H. Fesperman now appeared and took his seat 
as a member of Synod. 

An electiou for Delegates to other Ecclesiastical bodies 
resulted as follows: 

To Tennessee Synod.^Rew V. R. Stickley, principal, 
and Rev. H. iBeruheim, alternate. 

To South Carolina Synod.— B,ev. W J. Smith, principal^ 
and Rev, W. H. Cone, alternate. 

To Pennsylvania Ministerium. — Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D.y 
principal, and Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., alternate. 

To Virginia Synod. — Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., principal^ 
and Rev. W. Kimball, alternate. 



MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 17 

To S. W. Virginia Synod. — Rev. W. A. Lutz, principal, 
and Kev. J. A. Linn, alternate. 

Resolved, That Wednesday before the first Sunday in May, 1881, be 
the time, and Sandy Creek Church, Davidson county. North Carolina, be 
the place for the next meeting of Synod. 

At 11 A. M., Rev. G J3. Bernheim, D. U., preached an 
ordination sermon, after which D. J. Koontz, col., was sol- 
emnly ordained, by the officers of Synod, to mission work 
among his own race. 

se^vekttk: sessioist. 

May 1st, 2 P. M. 

Resolved, That 1500 copies of the Minutes be printed. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Synod are hereby tendered to the 
members of Holy Trinity Church, and the citizens of Mt. Pleasant, for the 
kind and hospitable manner in which the members of this body have been 
entertained during our stay in their midst and that the President announce 
tlie same on to-morrow. 

Resolved, That this Synod approve of the efforts of Bro. Petrea to es- 
tablish a congregation at the Rimer School-house. 

The Report of Committee on Finance was read and 
ado|)ted. 

Report of Committee No. 9. 

Your Committee on Finance report that they have examined the 

Treasurer's Report and found it correct. They also report the following 

contributions for Synodical purposes. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim's Charge : 

St. Paul's Church assessed $50.00 paid .f 50. 00 

Rev. R. W. Petkea's Charge : 

St. John's Church assessed '. 40.00 " 40.00 

Mt. Olive Church assessed 6.00* " 6.00 

Rev. W. a. Julian's Charge : 
Sandy Creek Church assessed 15.00 " 15.00 

Rev. W. H. Cone's Charge : 

Lutheran Chapel Church assessed 35.00 '' 14.10 

St. Paul's Church assessed 15.00 " 6.45 

Centre Grove Church assessed. " 5.00 

Rev. E. p. Parker's Charge : 

Lau's Church assessed 10.00 " 5.10 

Richland Church assessed 3.00 " 3.05 

Coble's Church assessed 3.00 

* 11.00 paid since Synod. 



18 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Rev. V. R. Stickley's Chahge : 

Salem Church assessed 15.00 paid 15.00 

St. Luke's Church assessed 10.00 " 10.00 

Hickory Church " 3.00 

Rev. R. L. Browm's Ch.\rgk : 

Union Chm-ch assessed 20.00 " 10.00 

Christiana Cliurch assessed 7.00 " 5.03 

Rev. W. a. Ltttz's Cnx\.RGE : 

Bethany Cliurch assessed 6.00 " .75 

Shilo Church assessed 4.00 " 4.00 

Hopewell Church assessed 3.00 " 3.00 

Nazareth Chiu-ch assessed 6.00 " 6.30 

Rev. J. A. Lixx's Charge : 

St. Peter's Church assessed 10.00 " 10.00 

St. Matthew's Church assessed 10.00 " 4.53 

Luther's Church assessed 6.00 " 3.17 

Rev. W. J. Smith's Charge : 

St. John's Church assessed 35.00 " 35.00 

Rev. H. M. Brown's Charge : 

Bethel's Chiu-ch assessed 15.00 " 10.61 

Christ's Church assessed 5.00 " 1.38 

Rev. C. H. Berxheim's Charge : 

Pilgrim's Church assessed 10.00 " 10.41 

Rev. S. Rothrock's Charge : 

Organ Chiu-ch assessed 35.00 " 16.36 

Ebenezer Church assessed 15.00 " 15.15 

Rev. ^Y. Kimball's Charge : 

Frieden's Church assessed 20.00 "' 18.55 

St. Paul's Church assessed 5-00 " 7.17 

Macedonia Church assessed 5.00 " 8.12 

Rev. J. B. Davis' Charge : 

Church of the Holy Trinity assessed 25 .00 " 18.40 

Rev. L. a. Bikle's Charge : 

St. James Cluu-ch assessed 35.00 " 30-00 

Rev. W. R. Ketghie's Charge : 

St. Matthew's Church assessed 3.00 " 3.35 

Providence Church assessed 3.00 " 1.50 

Rev. J. B. Anthony's Charge : 

St. Michael's Church assessed 15.00 " 11.36 

St. Paul's Church assessed 6.00 " 3-65 

Thj^atira Church assessed 3-00 " 3.35 

Rev. E. a. Wingard's Charge : 

St. Mark's Church assessed 15.00 " 13.01 

Rev. D. J. KooNTz's (col.) Charge assessed " 1.30 



MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 19 

Vacant Churches : 

Bethel Church assessed 8.00 paid 2.00 

Gold Hill Church assessed 6.00 " 

St, Steven's Church assessed 8.00 " 

Reformation Church assessed 5.00 " 5.01 

St. Enoch's Church assessed 20.00 " 8.53 

Trinity Church assessed.* 10.00 " 

Mt. Carmel Church assessed 3.00 " 

Newton Church assessed 2.00 " 

Total assessments, ----- f 546. 00 



Total receipts, $420.29 



Balance due and unpaid, - - - - $125 71 

The following amounts are now in the hands of Treasurer, viz.: 
To balance on hand as per report, - - - $ 5.97 

To amount received for sy nodical purposes - - 420.29 



Total amount on hand and received, - $426.26 

Your Committee have paid over the above contributions to the 
Treasurer, and have taken his bond for the same with good security. 

The followiug contributions for College fund have l)eeQ 
received and paid over to the Treasurer of iSTortb Uaroliua 
College : 

Rev. W. A. Julian's Charge : 
Sandy Creek Church '..$ 13.67 

Rev. W. H. Cone's Charge ; 

Lutheran Chapel Church 30.50 

St. Paul's " 17.75 

Rev. E. P. Parker's Charge : 

Richland's Church 6.00 

Lau's " 9-04 

Rev. J. B. Davis' Charge : 

Church of the Holy Ti inity 19.06 

Rev. S. Rothrock's Charge : 

Organ Church 60.46 

Ebenezer Church 13.50 

Rev. W- A. LuTz's Charge : 

Hopewell Church 4.20 

Shilo " 75 

Nazareth " 1.75 

Bethany " 1.27 



20 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Kev. V. R. Sticklet's Charge : 

Salem Church 36-00 

St. Luke's Church 12.90 

Rev. J. A. Linn's Charge : 

St. Peter's Church 35.00 

Luther's " 19.80 

St. Matthew's " 12.20 

Rev. W. R. Ketchie's Charge : 

St. Matthew's Church paid 5.00 

Providence '' 5.00 

Rev. H. M. Brown's Charge : 

Bethel Church paid 30.00 

Christ's " •' 3.37 

Rev. W. J. Smith'8 Charge : 

St. John's Church paid 4500 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim's Charge : 

St. Paul's Church paid 75.30 

Rev. W. Kimball's Ch.arge : 

Frieden's Church paid 8.72 

St. Paul's '• " 3.97 

Macedonia " " -50 

Rev. C H. Bernheim's Charge : 
Pilgrim's Church paid 1.87 

Rev. R. L. Brown's Charge : 

Union Church paid, 5.44 

Christiana " " 1.31 

Rev. R. W. Petrea's Charge : 

St. John's Church paid 151.00* 

Mt. Olive " " 4.40 

Rev. L. A. Bikle's Charge : 

St. Jame's Church paid .' 56.93 



Total paid on 30 cents per member , 

To balance on hand as per report .75 

Total 1691.41 

Your committee have paid to the Treasurer of the North Carolina 
College, the sum of $591.41, and taken a receipt for the same. 
Respectfully submitted, 

F. B. FILERS, 
JESSE W. MILLER, 
JOHN SHIMPOCH. 



* #100.00 paid since Synod. 



MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 21 

Resolved, That Frieden's Church be assessed $30.00; Whilhehn's 
School-house, $10.00; Hickory, $10.00; and Center Grove, $10.00. 

Resolved, That the assessments of last year be increased 20 per cent. 

Resolved, That provided Bro. Kimball will take charge of the Bethel 
pastorate, $100.00 be added to $400.00 raised by the congregation, as Mis- 
sionary money. 

The Committee on arrangement ol' ("onf'ereutial dis- 
tricts offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That Rev. W. J. Smith be transferred to the Western, and 
Rev. W. R. Ketchie to the Eastern Conference. 

Report of Committee Ko. 8 was now adopted. 

Resolved, That the traveling expenses of Rev. W. A. Lutz, in serving 
Richland Church, be paid. 

Resolved, That Bethany and Pilgrim constitute a pastorate. 

Resolved, That a committee of four— three ministers and one layman — 
be appointed to superintend the colored Mission work within the bounds 
of this Synod. 

Committee : Revs. W. A. Julian, C. H. Bernheim, W. J. Smith, and 
Mr. Henry Sink. 

Resolved, That the Rev. D. J. Koontz, col., the first ordained colored 
Lutheran minister in N. C, is hereby recognized as a missionary among 
the colored people of N. C, and that he be sustained by this Synod. * 

W?iereas this body did, in former session, grant a petition from Holy 
Trinity church, Mt. Pleasant, praying a separation from St. John's church 
with a view to getting preaching from the Faculty of N. C. College, there- 
by supplementing the salary of the professor ; and 

Whereas, it is not fully understood whether said congregation is de- 
pendent upon such an arrangement still — therefore be it 

Resolved, That said congregation is free from all special connection with 
N, C. College and that, so much of the former actions of this body, as con- 
flicts herewith, is hereby rescinded. 

Resolved, That the mission point, four miles West of Greensboro, be 
placed under the pastoral care of Rev. E. P. Parker, and that $50.00 be 
paid him for missionary services at this point, during the ensuing year. 

Eeport of Committee Ko. 4 was now adopted. 

Resolved, That Rev. V. R. Stickley look after our interests in Wilkes, 
and Rev. W. A. Lutz those in Surry County. 

The following were elected to fill vacancies in the Board 
of Directors of N. C. College: 

Eev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., Kev. J. C. Moser, Kev. J. 
A. Linn, Geo. E. Ritchie, Esq., and Mr. Jesse W. Miller. 

Resolved, That Rev. Dr. L. A. Bikle be sent by this Synod, as a com- 
missioner, to the Evangelical Lvitheran General Synod in North America, 



22 MINUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

at its approaching meeting to be lield in Richjiond, Ya., to enquire into 
the doctrinal position of that body, witli a view to an organic union with it. 
Resolved, That tliose congregations, which Iiave not brought up their 
full assessments to lollege, be kindly and earnestlj^ requested to secure 
their assessments and forward the amounts to the Treasurer of the College 
fund. 

There beiug no further business and the Minutes having 
beeu read and conliraie.!, Synod adjourned to meet at time 
and place fixed upon. The President closed Synod accor- 
ding to [)rescril)e(l order in Book of Worship. 

J. A. LINN, Secretary. 



Lord's-day Services. 



At 11 o'clock, A. M,, Hev. W. J. Smith preached in the 
Lutheran church from 2 Tim. 2, 1, and Rev. V. R. Stickley 
in the Methodist church from John 1, 39. 

After the sermons, many of the vast congregations at 
each of these places united at the Lutheran church in the 
celebration of the Lord's Supper. 

At night services were again held in both churches, 
Rev. Dr. Bikle preaching in the Lutheran and Rev. W. A. 
Julian in the Methodist church. 

May the Lord bless all these services to his own glor3' 
and the salvation of souls. 



Ministerial Business. 



FIPIST SESSIOlSr. 

April 29th, 4 P. M. 

The Ministei'ium was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. 
Bernheim. 

D. J. Kooutz, col., having appeared as an applicant for 
ordination, a colloquium was had. 

Resolved, That a committee of three he appointed to examine tlie can- 
didate witli a view to his ordination. 

Committee: Revs. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., W. A. Lutz, 
and V. a. Stick ley. 

Adjourned to meet to-morrow at 11 A. M. Benediction 
by the President. 

SECOHSTXD SESSIOHSr. 

April 30th, 11 A. M. 
D. J. Kooutz, col., was called in and examined by the 
committee. 

Resolved, Tliat his examination be sustained. 

Resolved, That he be ordained to-morrow in the church by the officers 
of Synod. 

Resolved, Tliat lie labor exchisively among the colored people and that 
the President so state before his ordination. 

Ministerium adjourned subject to the call of the 
President. 

TIEIIPIID SESSIOIST. 

May 1st, 9 P. M. 
Ministerium was opened with prayer by Rev. W. R. 
Ketchie. 

Resolved, That the name of Michael Coble, col., be dropped. 
Resolved, That Nathan Clapp, col. , and Samuel Holt, col. , be put un- 
der the care of our pastors nearest them. 

The Minutes having been read and confirmed, the Min- 
isterium adjourned with benediction by the President. 

J. A. LINN, Secretary. 



^TANDiNG Resolutions. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils the 
propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by assessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
VI, Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every member 
of the Church, to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except such as in 
their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no Minister in connection with this Synod shall be 
allowed to take charge of vacant congregations until they shall have satis- 
factorily met their obligations with their former Pastor. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant charge, 
the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recogni:ion of the presence of Ministers, 
not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in the min- 
utes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend each Pastor, in performing the rites 
of Baptism and Confirmation, to give certificates of the same. 



PROPOSED CONSTITUTION 

FOE THE USE OF 

OOlieBEeATIOIfS IH THE B. 0» STIf ©D. 



ARTICLE I. 

NAME AlSro OFFICERS OF THE CONGREGATION. 

Section 1. The name of this congregation shall be 

Sect. 2. The officers of this congregation are : a. four Trustees ; h. 
four Elders ; c. four Deacons, which constitute the Church Council.* 

Sect. 3. The pastor is ex officio President of the Church Council. 

Sect. 4. The Trustees, Elders, and Deacons remain two years in office. 

Sect. 5. The Church Council elects out of their midst one Vice-Presi- 
dent, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. 

Sect. 6. A majority of the members of the Church Council constitute 
a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Sect. 7. Every year at the annual congregational meeting, new mem- 
bers of the Church Council are elected in the place of half of the members 
longest in office ; namely, two Trustees, two Elders, and two Deacons. 

Sect. 8. Members of the Church Council, whose time of office has 
expired, are immediately re-eligible- 

Sect. 9. Whenever a member of the Church Council dies or resigns 
his office on his own accord, or should be obliged to do so under certain 
circumstances, it shall be the duty of the congi-egation to fill the vacancy 
as soon as possible at a meeting specially called for this purpose ; whenever 
the congregation cannot conveniently do so, the Church Council shall fill 
the vacancy, to remain filled until the next regular annual meeting of the 
congregation. 

* Note. ^Whenever a congregation is too small to effect a full and 
complete organization, the number of officers may be reduced to two 
elders and tvpo deacons, all of whom together may act as trustees. 



26 PROPOSED CONGREGATIONAL CONSTITUTION. 

ARTICLE II. 

THE DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE OFFICERS. 

ISection 1. It is the duty of the Trustees conscientiously to take charge 
and protect all the property of the congregation. 

Sect. 2. It is the duty of the Elders with the pastor to promote, 
according to their utmost ability, discipline and order, peace and harmony 
in the congregation, as well as to assist in carrying into effect all measures 
of the Church Council and congregation, and in the absence of the pastor 
conduct divine worship. 

Sect. 3. The duty of the Deacons consists in collecting all dues of the 
church, taking up Sunday's collections, and to hand over all moneys thus 
collected to the Treasurer, and take his receipt for the same. Besides, to 
provide the elements for the Lord's Supper, and to take charge of the 
sacramental vessels. 

Sect. 4. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Church 
Council and the congregation. In case when the congregation is without a 
pastor, or the pastor be absent, or should decline to act as chairman, then 
the Vice-President is to take his place. Should the latter be absent, or 
decline to preside, then the congregation shall elect a President ^ro tempore. 

Sect. 5. The Secreiar}^ shall keep a faithful record of all the proceed- 
ings of the Church Council and congregation, and preserve all the documents 
of the congregation carefully. He shall, immediately after the opening of 
each session, read the minutes of the preceding meeting distinctly and 
audibly, and, after they are confirmed, record them in a book provided for 
that purpose- Should he be unable or unwilling to attend any meeting, he 
shall hand the minutes of the preceding meeting to the presiding officer in 
due time, so that he may appoint a Secretary pro tempore. Whenever the 
Secretary shall go out of office, he shall hand over to his successor all 
papers, books, and documents belonging to the congregation, and take his 
receipt therefor. 

Sect. 6. The Treasurer must give such security as determined by the 
congregation. He receives and administers all funds coming in for the 
benefit of the congregation, out of which he is to pay all bills that have 
been approved by the signatures of the Vice-President and Secretary. When 
the term of his office has expired he shall deliver all moneys and receipts 
to his successor, and take his receipt for the same- 

Sect. 7. The Pastor's duty is to preach twice on Sundays and festival 
days, whenever this is practicable ; he shall take charge of the Church- 
Record-Book, and make all entries therein of his ministerial acts. He 
shall take the oversight of the congregational school, visit the sick, instruct 
the catechumens, administer the sacraments ; in short, he shall faithfully 
and conscientiously discharge all the duties of an Evangelical Lutheran 
minister. He shall be a member of an Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 



PROPOSED CoNGrftE^OATIONAL CONSTITUTION. 27 



this country, so that in case of a neglect of duty on his part, he can be 
brought to an account for the same. 

Sect 8. The annual traveling expenses to Synod of the minister, as 
well as of all lay delegates whom the congregation sends to Synod, shall be 
paid out of the congregational treasury. 

ARTICLE III. 

OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION. 

Section 1. Whoever has been baptized and confirmed in an Evangel- 
ical Protestant Church can become a member of this congregation, by sub- 
scribing its constitution and rules. The same is applicable to ail who have 
been baptized and confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church, provided they 
also declare themselves as assenting to the doctrines and usages of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church. Those desiring to connect themselves with 
this church, who come from a denomination in which confirmation is not 
practised, must make a public confession of their faith and be confirmed. 
All confirmed members of the Lutheran Church can become members of 
this congregation by a letter of honorable dismission from the congregation 
to which they belong at the time. 

Sect. 3. Each member is in duty bound to contribute, according to his 
utmost ability, to the continued existence of the congregation, the minimum 

amount shall be ( ) monthly for male members, and ( ) 

monthly for female members. 

Sect. 3. All members, in good standing, who contribute to the support 
of the congregation, shall have the privilege of voting, but only male mem- 
bers are eligible to office in this congregation. 

Sect. 4. Whoever voluntarily disconnects himself from this church, 
in order to become a member of another congregation, or should be expell- 
ed by the Church Council on account of immoral conduct, forfeits all his 
rights of membership. 

ARTICLE IV. 

OF THE property OF THE CONGREGATION. 

Section 1. We regard the following as the propertj- of the congrega- 
tion : the church, with all its books and furniture ; the school, and everj^- 
thing that belongs to it ; the parsonage, and all other immovable and mova- 
ble articles that have been procured in the name of the congregation ; as 
also, all funds in the hands of the Treasurer, and capital invested on the 
congregation's account. 

Sect. 2. All property of the congregation is, and remains forever, in- 
divisible. 

ARTICLE V. 

OF THE MEETINGS OF THE CONGREGATION AND CHURCH COUNCIL. 

Section 1. The congregational meeting takes place once every year, 
in the month of ( ) and on such a day as shall be determined by 



28 PROPOSED CONGREGATIONAL CONSTITUTION. 

the President, or, in case of his absence or refusal by tlic Vice-President. 
Special meetings shall be called whenever fifteen voting members, specify- 
ing the object, shall request in writing the Church Council so to do. 

Sect. 2. All congregational meetings must be announced publicly in 
the church on two successive Sundays, specifying the object for which 
they shall be held. On urgent occasions, such as sudden sickness or death 
of the minister, or unexpected departure on a journey, or removal of the 
same, the Vice-President shall then be the temporary chairman of the 
Church Council, whose duty it shall be to call a meeting of the congrega- 
tion iuimediately. 

Sect. 3. The congregation determines in its meetings the salary of the 
Pastor, receives the annual report of the Treasurer, and appoints a commit- 
tee out of its membership to examine the same. 

Sect. 4. The Church Council shall assemble itself five times every 
year, namely : in January, Api'il, July, and October, on such days as shall 
be determined by the President, or, in case of his absence or refusal, by the 

Vice-President. The ( ) meeting of the Church Council is 

held as soon as possible, after the regular congregational meeting and in- 
stallation of the newly elected officers, for the purpose of electing its own 
officers, viz : Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and of appointing 
its Standing Committees. Special meetings shall be called whenever three 
members of the Church Council, specifying the object, shall request in 
writing the acting chairman so to do. 

Sect. 5. For the transaction of such business that cannot be finished 
at any meeting, the acting chairman may appoint committees, which must 
report at the next succeeding meeting. 

Sect. 6. All meetings of the Chiu-ch C'ouncil and of the congregation 
shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

Sect. 7. The various Standing Committees can hold their meetings at 
any time, when business to be transacted by them requires their immediate 

attention. 

ARTICLE VI. 

OF ELECTIONS IN GENERAL, AND PAETICULAKLY OF THE ELECTION AND 
CALL OF A PASTOR. 

Section 1. All elections shall be held by ballot. 

Sect. 2. A majority of the votes of the members present, and entitled 
to the privilege of voting, shall be necessary to constitute a valid election. 

Sect. 3. At an election for a Pastor, an exception shall so far be made 
in the above regulation, that also such members, who are unavoidably ab- 
sent on account of sickness, shall have the right to send in their votes at 
the appointed time, subscribed by their own hand, inclosed in a sealed en- 
velope, and directed to the holders of the election. Besides, when such an 



PROPOSED CONGREGATIONAL CONSTITUTION. 29 



election is held, having been previously announced, and the time being 
fixed, the election shall be kept open at least two hours. 

Sect. 4. The Pastor elected as above, is to receive a written call from 
the Secretary, in the name and by the authority of the congregation, and is 
in duty bound, should he accept the call, to signify his acceptance of it in 
writing. 

Sect. 5. The election and call of a Pastor extend to an indefinite 
period of time. However, if the Pastor wishes to resign his office, he must 
give the congregation six months' notice through the Church Council. The 
same time of notice must be observed by the congregation, should it desire 
to dismiss its Pastor. 

Sect. 6. All congregational elections must be published by the Church 
Council to the congregation at least two weeks before the election ; but 
where divine services are conducted every Sunday, it will be sufficient to 
announce such elections previously on two successive Sundays. 

Sect. 7. At elections for members of the Church Council, the existing 
council shall nominate twice as many persons as are to be elected, and the 
congregation may nominate half as many more, from whom the officers 
may be chosen. 

ARTICLE Vn. 

WAYS AND MEANS OF KAISIN6 FUNDS. 

Section 1. This department of devising ways and means for raising 
funds shall be committed to the Trustees, and, as aforesaid, to be collected 
by the Deacons. 

Sect. 2- No member shall be excused from contributing to the support 
of the church, except such as are in indigent circumstances, of which the 
Trustees shall be the judge. 

Sect. 3. The ways of raising revenue for the support of the church 
are as follows : a. By pew-rents, if the congregation deems this mode 
advisable; or b. By voluntary subscription, in the proportion as God has 
prospered each member ; or c. By just and equitable taxation, each mem- 
ber having his or her duty pointed out by the Trustees. 

Sect. 4. In addition to the above, the envelope system may be intro- 
duced, which envelopes are to be collected at each divine service. This 
mode will give strangers also an opportunity to contribute to the support of 
the church, whenever they worship with us, by casting in their mites into 
the collection-box. 

Sect. 5. All dues to the church-treasury shall be collected quarterly, 
and all salaries shall be paid quarterly, hence arrangements must be made 
that the treasurer shall have the necessary funds in hand before the salaries 
are due. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

STANDING committees. 

Sect. 1. At the regular meeting of the Church Council, held in ( ) 



30 PROPOSED CONGREGATIONAL CONSTITUTION. 

after the newly-elected members of the same have been installed, the Presi- 
dent shall appoint the following committees, who are required to serve for 
one year. 

Sect. 2. Committee on Documents and Contracts, consisting of two 
Trustees, who shall take charge of all legal documents, renting of a par- 
sonage, and renting out of houses belonging to the church. 

Sect. 3. Committee on Buildings, consisting of the remaining two 
Trustees, who shall take charge of all the buildings, &c., belonging to, or 
rented by, the congregation, and see to it that they are kept in good repair. 

Sect. 4. Committee on Music, consisting of three members of the 
Church Council, who are to see to it that the organ will be played regular- 
ly, that the corps of choir singers will be kept up, and shall suggest to the 
Church Council such purchases, alterations, and repairs of importance, as 
are necessary in the musical department. 

Sect. 5. Committee on Schools, consisting of the Pastor and the Eld- 
ers, who shall have the oversight of all the schools connected with the 
church. 

Sect. 6. Committee on Relief, consisting of the Pastor and two Dea- 
cons, to whom all applications of indigent communing members for aid 
must be made, whose duty it shall be to make provision for the speedy re- 
lief of our worthy poor members. • 

Sect. 7. All cases of discipline are committed into the hands of the 
Pastor and Elders of the church ; and it is left optional with them to de- 
termine, whether it is prudent to make their decision publicly known or 
not. 

Sect. 8. The Elders shall have the right to employ a suitable sexton 
according to their best judgment, and shall have the oversight of this de- 
partment. 

Sect. 9. Committee of Ways and Means, consisting of all tlie Trus- 
tees, whose duty is declared in Article VII., Sect. 1. 

Sect. 10. The Deacons may also report quarterly, and shall bring to 
the notice of the Church Council any delinquency on the part of the mem- 
bers in the payment of their dues. 

Sect. 11. All the transactions of these vax'ious committees must be re- 
ported at the next regular meeting of the Church Council, and be subject 
to the ratification or rejection of the same. 

ARTICLE IX. 
okdee of business foe the chuech council. 

Sect. 1 . The meeting shall be opened with prayer. 
Sect. 3. The Secretary shall call the roll and note the absentees. 
Sect. 3. The minutes of the previous meeting shall then be read and, 
if found correct, adopted. 



PROPOSED CONGREGATIONAL CONSTITUTION. 31 

Sect. 4. The Secretary shall read the names of such members as have 
been added to and taken from the church since the last meeting. 

Skct. 5. The various Standing Committees in order shall be called 
upon to report, and their reports be acted upon. 

Sect. 6. All letters, documents, petitions, &c., intended for the Coun- 
cil shall then be read and acted upon. 

Sect. 7. Other business, untinished at the last meeting, shall now be 
taken up and transacted. 

Sect. 8. Resolutions, if any, may then be oflEered for adoption. 

Sect. 9. Suggestions of Committees or of members may be proposed 
as items of business. 

Sect. 10. The members of the Church Council may, at the close of 
their business, converse on the welfare and prosperity of the church. 

Sect. 11. At all called or special meetings of the Church Council, the 
use of this order of business may be omitted, and only such business be 
transacted as that for wliich the special meeting was called 

CONCLUSION. 

Sect 1. The Pastor, as well as all members of the congregation, 
pledge themselves by their own signatm-es conscientiously to observe and 
sustain all the articles of this constitution. 

Sect. 2. The congregation reserves the right, al any of its meetings, 
to add by-laws to this constitution, or to make amendments to the same, 
whenever two-thirds of the voting members present shall declare them- 
selves in favor of such additions or amendments ; on condition, however, 
that the general church arrangement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church 
in this country, in reference to its spiritual affairs, remains in full force and 
virtue. 

Sect. 3. Neither shall there ever be any rules or by-laws adopted which 
shall not be in. strict harmony and conformity with the symbolical books of 
our Evangelical Lutheran Church, as enumerated and declared at this time 
in the doctrinal basis of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of 
North Carolina. Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, 
W. J. SMITH. 



THE DOCTRINAL BASTS 

OF THE 

EYANfiELICAL LUTHERAN STNOD AND INISTEEIUI OF i C. 



Whereas, It was an apostolic custom and profitable in the primitive 
church, to have an occasional meeting of different individual chui'ches, for 
the purpose of consultation and mutual encouragement in preserving the 
puritj' of the faith, and promoting the welfare of the chui'ch ; Therefore, 
we, the Ministers and Lay-Delegates of the Evangelical Lutheran 8ynod of 
North Carolina, in implicit reliance upon the guidance of the Triune God, 
using the liberty allowed us by the Holy IScriptures, and keeping in view 
the just rights of everj'- Christian in matters of faith and practice, as set 
forth by the Word of God, and by the Confession of our Church, to adopt 
for ourselves and our successors the following Doctrinal basis and Consti- 
tution, with the earnest hope and humble prayer that they may be blessed 
by the great Head of the Church. 

Doctrinal Basis. 

1. "We believe that the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testa- 
ment Scriptures are given by inspiration of God and are the perfect and 
only i-ule of faith and practice." 

2. " We believe that the three general creeds, the Apostles', Nicene, 
and Athanasian, exhibit the faith of the church universal, in accordance 
with this rule." 

3. We believe that the unaltered Augsburg Confession is, in all its 
parts, in harmony with the Word of God, and is a correct exhibition of 
doctrine. 

4. i' We believe that the Apology, the Catechisms of Luther, the Smal- 
cald Articles, and the formula of Concord, are a faithful development and 
defence of the doctrine of the Word of God, as set forth in the Augsburg 
Confession. 



CONST I TUT TO N 



pVANGELICAL LuTHERAN SyNOD OF N. C. 



Chapter I.— The Synod. 



Sect. 1. This Synod shall be known as The Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod and Ministeeittm of North Carolina. 

Sect. 2. This Synod shall consist of all the Ministers and of all the Lay- 
Bel agates, duly authorized to represent the congregations within their re- 
spective districts. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of this Synod to see that the rules of gov- 
ernment and discipline prescribed in the formula, are observed by all the 
congregations and ministers within its bounds, to receive appeals from de- 
cisions of Church Councils and of Conferences, when regularly brought be- 
fore them, and review and reverse or confirm the decisions to which they 
refer ; to examine and decide on all charges against ministers, that of he- 
terodoxy alone excepted ; to form and change Pastoral Districts ; to provide 
supplies for destitute Congregations ; and to devise and execute suitable 
measures for the promotion of piety, and the general prosperity of the 
Church. 

Sect. 4. In the investigation of a charge against a minister, the Synod 
and Ministerium shall have power to cite any Church member within their 
bounds to appear before them, and to endeavor to obtain other witnesses 
when the case may require it. 

Sect. 5. If any congregation in connection with this Synod, refuse to 
observe its Constitution, it shall be excluded from connection with said 
Synod dm-ing the time of its refusal ; nor shall any minister belonging to 
the Synod take charge of it without special permission of the President. 

Sect. 6. Any Congregation, situated within the bounds of this Synod, 
may become connected with it by acceding to its Constitution, and making 
some annual contribution towards defraying the expenses of said Synod. 



34 SYNODICAL CONSTITUTION. 

Sect. 7. At least one meeting of the Synod shall be held every year, 
at such time and place as may be determined on. 

Sect. 8. The President shall call a special meeting of Synod when re- 
quested so to do by one-third of the Ministers of the Synod, to convene at 
such time and place as he. or in his absence his substitute, shall appoint ; 
at least four weeks notice being given of said meeting in some paper of the 
Church, or by a letter addressed to each member of Synod. 

Sect. 9. No Minister shall be permitted to absent himself from the 
meeting of Synod without a valid excuse, of which the Synod shall be Aie 
judge. 

Sect. 10. All letters and papers intended for the Synod or Ministerium, 
must be addressed to the President. 

Sect. 11. ilinisters in good standing in other Synods, or in sister 
churches, who may happen to be present, or who appear as delegates from 
other ecclesiastical bodies, may be received as advisory members, but cannot 
vote in any decisions of the Synod. 

Sect. 12. All the Treasurers of the different funds under the control 
of this Synod, and the Presidents of the different Boards of our Literary 
Institutions, may be received as advisory members. 

Chapter II — Officers of Synod. 

Sect. 1. The officers of the Synod shall be a President, Corresponding 
and Recording Secretaries and Treasurer, who, except the Corresponding 
Secretary and Treasurer shall be the officers of the Ministerium. 

Sect. 2. All these officers shall be chosen annually by ballot, by a ma- 
jority of the votes of the Ministers and Lay-Delegates present ; the Presi- 
dent and Secretaries from among the Ministers, but the Treasurer may be 
chosen from among the Lay-members of the Church. 

the pkesidext. 

Sect. 3. The President shall deliver a Synodical discourse at the meet- 
ing of every Synod, or shall appoint some Minister to perform this duty, 
and in connection with the pastoi' loci shall appoint the other Ministers who 
are to preach during the session. 

Sect. 4. He shall at the beginning of every Synod, make a written re- 
port of all the official business transacted and of the letters received by 
him, since the last meeting, and of all the important events which have oc- 
curred relating to the Synod, and may recommend for its consideration, 
such measures as he may deem necessary, or calculated to promote the wel- 
fare of the Church. 

Sect. 5. It is an important part of his duty to give council to every 
member of the Synod when he deems it expedient, and particularly to ad- 
monish and advise everj' erring brother. If accusation has been lodged 



SYNODICAL CONSTITUTION. 35 

against, ail}' member of this body, according to chapter 3d, Hec 5th of the 
formula, or if he has any reason to believe that any Minister is living in any 
material violation of the rules of this Constitution, it shall be his duty to 
call upon the individual to relieve his character from said imputation be- 
fore the Synod or Ministerium. 

Sect. 6. Should the President remove from the limits of the Synod or 
depart tliis life, then the Secretary shall succeed him, and discharge the duties 
of the President until the next Synod. 

KEOORDING SECRETARY. 

Sect. 7. The Recording Secretary shall keep a faithful and accurate 
record of all the proceedings of the Synod and Ministerium, carefully pre- 
serve all the papers, the seal of the Synod, &c., subject to its direction, 
and shall do all tbe official writing of the Synod not otherwise provided for. 

Sect. 8. He shall give public notice of the time and place of the Syn- 
odical meeting at least six weeks before the time appointed. 

SkCT. 9. He shall keep a register of the names of all the Ministers, ar- 
ranged according to their ages in office, and, also, of the congregations, 
whether vacant or not, connected with the Synod. 

Sect. 10. If the accumulation of business should render it necessary, 
the President may appoint an assistant Secretary, whose office shall expire 
at the close of the session of the Synod. 

Sect. 11. If in the recess of the Synod, the Secretary should remove 
into the bounds of another Synod, or depart this life, the President shall 
require the archives, the seal, and all other property of the Synod to be de- 
livered to him, and shall retain the charge of them until the next session of 
Synod, when he shall appoint a Secretary j^^ra tern. 

Sect. \ 2. Unless the archives are otherwise disposed of by the Synod, 
they shall be in the charge and custody of the Secretary. Any minister or 
delegate of a congregation connected with this Synod, shall have free ac- 
cess to them, l)ut no part of them sliall be allowed to be taken away or 
destroyed. 

ttie corresponding secretary. 

Sect. 13. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary to per- 
form all the public correspondence with other ecclesiastical bodies and with 
individuals, relative to the general interests of the Church, and particularly 
of this Synod. 

Sect. 14. He shall make a minute of all important matters which may 
be communicated to him, either by letter or in the Minutes of Lutheran 
Synods, which he shall present to this Synod at its regular meeting in the 
form of a report. 

the treasurer. 

Sect. 1 5. The Treasurer shall take charge of the monies belonging to 
the Synod, and shall keep them subject to its order. He shall give bond 



36 SYNODICAL CONSTITUTION. 

and security in such sum as the Synod may direct. He shall keep and pre- 
sent at each annual meeting a detailed and faithful account of the state of 
the Treasury. 

Sect. 16. An oi'der from the President, attested by the Secretary, on 
the Treasur}', shall be a sufficient voucher for him to pay any money out of 
the Treasury. 

Sect. 17. Should the Treasurer, during the recess of Synod, remove 
out of its bounds, or be removed by death, the President shall cause all 
monies, certificates, bonds, and documents belonging to the Synod, to be 
delivered into his hands, and shall have the charge of them until the next 
Sy nodical session. 

Chapter III— Members of Synod. 

Sect. 1. No Minister shall be permitted to preach or perform any min- 
isterial act, within the pastorate of another Minister, except by his request 
or consent, if present ; nor in his absence without the consent of the Church 
Council. 

Sect. 2. In all cases of controversy between two Ministers, or between 
a Minister and his Congregation or Pastorate, wliich they cannot amicably 
settle by their own endeavors, by mediation of the President, or the Con- 
ference to which they belong, the parties, or either of them, may make ap- 
plication to the Ministerium in Synod convened, and if once so submitted, 
shall abide by its decisons. 

Sect. 8. Any minister in good standing, who removes from the bounds 
of this Synod, into those of another, shall on application to the President, 
receive a certificate under his signature of his regular dismission. 

Sect. 4. Whenever a Minister moves within the bounds of this Synod, 
and takes charge of congregations under our care, he shall immediately 
notify the President of the fact, and he shall likewise connect himself with 
our Synod at its next session. 

Sect. 5. AVhenever a Minister has taken charge of a regular Pastorate, 
he shall be restricted to the same, and not resign a part without resigoing 
the whole charge, and no call to a Pastorate shall be considered valid unless 
it proceeds from the whole charge, embracing a two-third vote of all the 
constitutional electors in said Pastorate. 

Sect. 6. No one or more congregations composing a part of a regular 
Pastorate, shall at pleasure or through the influence of disaffected party, 
dismiss their Pastor without the consent of the whole pastorate by obtain- 
ing a two-third vole of all the electors in said pastorate : nor then, if the 
salary of said Pastor lias not been paid in full. 

Sect. 7. If any congregation in connection with this Synod, shall, 
without our consent, eaiploy as its Pastor, a Minister who has been expelled 
from any ecclesiastical body, or who is not acknowledged by this Synod, 
said congregation shall be excluded froai our connection. 



SYNODICAL CONSTITUTION. 37 

LAY-DELEGATES. 

Sect. 8. It shall be the duty of the council or councils in each Pas- 
toral district, to elect annually a Lay-Delegate to attend the meeting of 
Synod ; and the delegate so selected shall receive a certificate signed by the 
Pastor and countersigned by one or more members of the Church Council ; 
but if the pastorate be vacant, the certificate shall be signed by members of 
the Church Council only. 

Sect. 9. Each Lay-Delegate entitled to a seat by this Constitution, 
shall have equal rights with the Ministers in all business belonging to the 
Synod, viz : he may take part in the debates, offer resolutions, and vote on 
all Synodical questions. 

Chapter IV. — Process Against a Winister. 

Sect. 1. Whenever accusation is lodged with the President against a 
Minister for drunkenness, lewdness, heresy, or any other crime he shall im- 
mediately direct the accused to suspend all ministerial duties until his case 
is decided by Synod. 

Sect. 2. If such accusation be lodged with the President at an earlier 
date than four months before the next meeting of Synod, he shall give im- 
mediate notice to all the members of the Conference District to which the 
accused belongs, to meet without delay, at a suitable place, and institute a 
formal investigation of the case, according to the principles of the Formula. 
The President shall fix the time and place of the meeting, and give at least 
fifteen days' notice of the same to each Minister in the Conference district, 
and also to the parties concerned, — or the President may appoint a commit- 
tee of three Ministers and fix the time and place of their meeting, and give 
all the notice as above required. 

Sect. 3. If a Minister, accused of atrocious crimes, being duly notified, 
refuses to attend the investigation, he shall immediately be suspended from 
office. 

Sect. 4. If the accused confess, and the matter be base and flagitious, 
such as are specified in Sec. 1, of this chapter, however penitent he may be, 
he must be immediately suspended from the exercise of his office : but if 
the accused deny the charge, and yet on examination of the evidence, is 
found guilty, the Conference or Committee shall nevertheless proceed to 
pass sentence on him. 

Sect. 5. The highest punishment which can be infiicted by a Confer- 
ence or Committee appointed as above specified, is suspension from clerical 
duties, and this sentence is to be reported to the next meeting of the Synod 
and remains in force till reversed by the Synod or Ministerium. 

Sect. 6. Any Minister intending to appeal from the decision of a 
Conference or Committee, shall give notice of it to his accusers within 
three weeks after the time when the decision was made, that both parties 
may be prepared for a new trial. 



38 SYNODICAL CONSTITUTION. 

Sect. 7. If at any time accusation be lodged witli the President, for a 
less crime than those above specified in Sec. 1, of this Chapter, he shall 
take no other steps in the case than to write a letter to the accused and 
the accusers, exhorting them to mutual forbearance and referring them to 
the next Synod. 

Sect. 8. If accusation against a Minister be made immediately to the 
Synod, and the Synod believe themselves to be in possession of all the evi- 
dence necessary to a just decision, the case may be examined immediately 
and sentence passed. But if the necessary evidence be not before them, 
and the crime be such as is specified in Sec. 1, of this Chapter, they shall 
appoint a meeting of a Committee, v^^ho shall proceed as above specified, or 
refer the matter to the Conference of which the accused is a member, for 
investigation. 

Sect. 9. If a Minister be proved guilty of any of the crimes specified 
in Sec. 1, of this Chapter, his sentence or suspension shall not be removed 
until after some time of penitent, humble and edifying conduct ; and he 
cannot be restored by any other judiciarj^ than the Synod or Ministerium, 
if his case be one of heresy. 

Chapter V.— Missions. 

As the Savior left to his followers the command, "Go j^e and make 
disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatso- 
ever I have commanded you. "—Matth. xxviii, 19-20, — the Synod shall regard 
it as a sacred duty to adopt, from time to time, such measures as they may 
deem best calculated to plant and sustain churches through the preaching 
of the Divine Word and the administering of the Sacraments, according to 
the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, as set forth in the doctrinal 
basis of this body. 

Chapter VI. —Conferences. 

Sect. 1. The Conferences as arranged by Synod shall hold not less 
than two meetings in each District during the Synodical year, at which all 
the Ministers within their respective Districts are required to be present, 
and these meetings to be continued at least two days, and report the pro- 
ceedings of said Conference to Synod. 

Sect. 2. Each Pastorate in the District shall be represented by a Lay- 
Delegate, who shall be sent to Conference under the same regulations as to 
tlie Synod. 

Sect. 3. The business to be performed at these meetings is to strive to 
awaken sinners, to edify believers by close practical preaching ; to become 
mediator in all cases of controversy between two Ministers, or a Minister 
and his Congregation or Pastorate, according to Chap. 3, Sec. 2, and to 
investigate charges, in case of a process against a Minister. 

Sect. 4. The state of religion, in the Churches, shall be inquired into. 



SYNODICAL CONSTITUTION. 39 

and some time be speut by the Conference in conversation on subject relating 
to pastoral experience. 

Sect. 5. Conferences may give their advice on any business of Con- 
gregations which is referred to them ; but no Conference shall, under any 
pretext whatever, perform any business connected with the ordination of 
candidates for the ministry, except by the direction of the Ministerium. 

Chapter Vil. — The Ministerium. 

Sect. 1. At as early a period as practicable, during the meeting of 
Synod, the President shall call together the clerical members, who consti- 
tute the Ministerium, for the purpose of examining Candidates for the 
Ministry, and of investigating and deciding all charges against a Minister, 
that may be referred to them. 

Sect. 2. When Ministers of other religious denominations, make ap- 
plication for admission into connection with this Synod, the Ministerium 
shall be the body to decide on the case. 

Sect. 3. No Candidate for the Ministry shall be ordained, and no 
Minister from another denomination shall be adaiitted as a member of this 
Synod and Ministerium, unless he receive by ballot a two-third vote of this 
Ministerium. 

Sect. 4. Each session of the Ministerium shall be opened and closed 
with prayer. 

Chapter VIII. — Examination and Ordination of Candidates. 

Sect. 1. The examination of Candidates shall be conducted by a Com- 
mittee of three Ministers appointed for the purpose. 

Sect. 2. No Candidate shall be admitted to an examination, who has 
not an education equal at least to the close of the Sophomore Class studies 
in a College, and a theological training, to a two years course in a Lutheran 
Theological Seminary ; nor shall any Minister from another denomination 
be admitted as a member of this Synod, without possessing the same 
qualifications. 

In the case of a person, somewhat advanced in life, with more than 
ordinary mental endowments and having a peculiar aptitude to teach, 
the prescribed literary requirements may be dispensed with by a three- 
fourth vote of the Ministerium. 

Sect. 3. The examination shall embrace the following subjects, viz : 
Personal Piety, and motives for seeking the Holy Office ; Greek and Hebrew 
Scriptures; Evidences of Christianity; Natural and Revealed Theology; 
Church History ; Pastoral Theology ; Homiletics ; Church Government. 

Sect. 4. Whenever the Ministerium has decided on the ordination of 
a candidate, the ceremony shall be performed according to the form pre- 
scribed in the Book of Worship, either by the assembled Ministerium, 
during the sessions of Synod, or by a Committee appointed for the purpose, 
at some other time and place. 



40 SYNODIC A L CONSTITUTION. 

Chapter IX— Church Institutions. 

Sect. 1. The Institutions of this Synod shall be under the government 
of Boards of Trustees, who shall meet semi-annually, and as often at inter- 
mediate times as they may think expedient — said Boards to be subject to 
the advice and control of this Synod, and to which they shall present a 
written report at each annual meeting concerning the fiscal state and pros- 
perity of said Institutions, and such recommendations as may be deemed 
advisable. 

Sect. 2. The Board of North Carolina College shall consist of 18 Trus- 
tees — 6 of whom shall be Ministers of this Synod, 6 Laymen of the Luther- 
an Church, and 6 may be selected from other denominations. 

The Female Seminary Board shall consist of 12 Trustees — 8 of whom 
shall be members of the Lutheran Church. 

In case this Synod shall establish a Theological Seminary, the Board 
thereof shall consist of members of the Lutheran Church only. 

Sect. 3. The different Boards of Trustees shall be elected by ballot by 
this Synod, and the term of office shall be three years. The schedule shall 
be so arranged, that one-third of the entire number shall be elected at every 
annual meeting of Synod. 

CONCLUSION. 

This Constitution can be altered or amended at any annual meeting of 
the Synod, by consent of two-thirds of all the members of Synod. 



SYNODIOAL CONSTITUTION. 41 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 
The transactions of Synod shall be conducted as follows : 

1. At the time and place appointed for the meeting of Synod, the 
President shall preach the opening Sermon, or appoint some Minister to 
perform this duty. 

2. At the close of the Synodical Sermon, if a quorum be present, con- 
sisting of three Ministers and three Lay-Delegates, the Synod shall be 
opened in the form prescribed in the Book of Worship, by the President, 
or if he be absent, by the Secretary, and if he be absent also, by one of the 
elder Ministers. 

3. The Secretary shall call the names of all the Ministers belonging to 
the Synod, and note the absentees. 

4. The Lay-Delegates shall exhibit the certificates of their appoint- 
ment, and their names shall be registered by the Secretary as members of 
the Synod. 

5. The President shall read his report as the last official act of his office. 

6. The election of officers for the ensuing year. 

7. The admission of Delegates or Ministers from other Ecclesiastical 
bodies, and reception of advisory members. 

8. The presentation of all papers intended for the Synod or Ministerium. 

9. The reading of reports on the state of the Church. 

10. The Standing Committees shall be as follows : 

1. On President's Report. 

2. On state of the Church. 

3. On Church Institutions and Education. 

4. On Missions. 

5. On Unfinished Business. 

6. On Proceedings of Conferences. 

7. On Petitions. 

8. On Vacancies. K 

9. On Finance. ' 
10. On Pastoral Districts. 

11. The papers as arranged and numbered by the President shall be 
referred to the proper Committees, whose reports may be heard and acted 
on at any time. 

13. Parochial reports shall be handed to the Secretary. 

13. The reading of the Treasurer's report. 

14. Provision shall be made for vacant Congregations. 

15. Miscellaneous Business. 

16. Election of Delegates to Ecclesiastical bodies and of Trustees of 
North Carolina College, and Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary. 

17. The fixing of the time and place of the next meeting of Synod. 

18. Synod shall be closed according to the form in the Book of Worship. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. BIKLE. 



INDEX. 



Page, 
Appointments to fill vacancies in Board of Directors of N. C. College ...21 

Constitution of Synod 33 

Doctrinal Basis 32 

Delegates appointed to Pennsylvania Ministerium 16 

Delegates appointed to Tennessee Synod 16 

Delegates appointed to Soutli Carolina Synod 16 

Delegates appointed to Virginia Synod ....'.. 16 

Delegates appointed to South AVest Virginia Synod 17 

Lay-Delegates , 4 

Lord's-day Services 22 

Ministerial Business 23 

Names of Ministers Enrolled 3 

Next Annual Meeting of Synod 17 

Officers of Synod Elect 6 

Proposed Constitution for Congregations in N. C. Synod 25 

President's Report 4 

Parochial Reports 9 

Report of Corresponding Secretary 14 

Report of C'ommittee on Church Institutions 14 

Report of Committee on Untinished Business 15 

Report of Committee on Missions .... 15 

Report of Committee on Proceedings of Conference 10 

Report of Committee on Petitions .. 12 

Report of Committee on State of the Church 13 

Report of Committee on Vacancies 16 

Report of Committee on Finance 17 

Standing Committees 6 

Standing Resolutions 24 

Treasurer's Report ....... 7 

Vote of Thanks for Hospitality to Synod 17 



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1. Rev. W. a. JULIAN, 

2. ^- W. H. CONE, 

3. " Prof. S. S. RAHN, 

4. " L. A. BIKLE, D. D., 

5. " VASTINE STICK LEY, 
<5. Maj. L. G. HEILIG. 



7. Dr. J. L. HENDERSON, 

8. Mr. DAN'L BARRIER, 

9. •' JOHNLENTZ. 

10. " J. J. MISENPIIMER, 

11. " ALEX. FOIL, 

12. " JONAS COOK. 



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Rec. Sec— " J. A. LINN, 
Cor. •■ — " W. J. SMITH, Salubury, 
Treasieer— Col. P. N. HEILIG, 



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Time and Place of Next Annual Meeting. 



Tlie 78th Annual Meeting of the Evangehcal Lutheran Synod of North 
Carolina, will be held in Sandy Creek Church, Davidson County, N. C, be- 
ginning on Wednesday before the First Sunday in May, 1881, at 10 A. M. 



MINUTES 



Seventy-Eighth Annual Meeting 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN ' 

. SYNOa OF NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 
Sandy Creek Church, Tyro, Davidson County, N. C, 

Be ffinning Wednesday, April 27, 1881. 



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can be obtained elsewhere, would do well to apply to 

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President of College. 

Pkof. lewis H. ROTHROCK, 

Principal of Seminary. 

Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 



1. Rev. S. S. ROTHROCK, 

2. " S. T. HALLMAN, 

3. " W. H. CONE, 

4. " L. A. BIKLE, D. D., 

5. " G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D., 

6. " WHITSON KIMBALL, 

7. "J. A. LINN, 

8. " R. W. PETREA, 

9. Col. JOHN SHIMPOCH, 



10. Maj. L. G. HEILIG, 

11. Mr. ALEX. FOIL, 

13. " GEO. E RITCHIE, 

13. " H. C. MoALISTER, 

14. " V,. T. BERNHARDT, 

15. " D. R. HOOVER, 

16. " DAN'L BARRIER, 

17. " S. R. HEARNE, 

18. " JESSE W. MILLER. 



TRUSTEES OF MOUNT PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 



1. Rev. W. a. JULIAN, 

2. " W. H. CONE, 

3. " W. A. LUTZ, 

4. " L. A. BIKLE, D. D., 

5. " VASTINE STICKLEY, 

6. Maj. L. G. HEILIG, 



7. Dr. J. L. HENDERSON, 

8. Mr. DAN'L BARRIER, 

9. " JOHNLENTZ, 

10. " J. J. MI8ENHIMER, 

11. " ALEX. FOIL, 

12. " JONAS COOK. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Seventy-Eighth ^nnual Meeting 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD 1 MINISTERIUM OF N, C, 



HELD IN 



Sandy Creek Church, Tyro, Davidson County, N. C, 



Beginning Wednesday, April 27, 1881. 



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MINUTES. 



The Seventy-Eighth Annual Convention of the 
Evangelical Lutheran North Carolina Synod was 
held in Sandy Creek Church, Tyro, Davidson County, N. C., 
beginning Wednesday, April 27th, 1881. 

The opening sermon, at the request of the President, 
was preached by Eev. J. A. Linn, Secretary, from John 21, 17. 

Synodica! Business. 

FIPtST SESSI01>T. 

Wednesday, 2 P. M., April 27, 1881. 
The Synod was formally opened by the President, Rev. 
Samuel Rothrock, according to the prescribed form, and 
the names of Ministers and Lay-Delegates enrolled. 



Names. 



IVIInisters. 

Post Offices. 



1 Rev. J. B. Anthony, Troiituian, N. C 

2 " S. RoTHEocK, Gold Hill, " , 

3 " J. B. Davis, D. D., Mt. Pleasant, N. 

4 " G. D. Beenheim, D. D.,... Wilmington, 

5 " J. S. Heilig, Concord, 

6 " W. A. Julian, Lexington, 

7 " W. H. Cone, China Grove, 

8 " L. A. BiKLK, D. D., Mt. Pleasant, 

9 " W. Kimball, Mt. Pleasant, 

10 " W. R. Ketciiii?, Mocksville, 

11 " J. H. Fespkeman, Statesville, 

12 " R. L. Beown, Rockwell, 

13 " S. T. Hallman, Concord, 

14 " E. P. Paekee, Brick Church, 

15 " H. M. Bkown, Salisbury, 

16 " P. E. ZiNK, Linwood, 

17 " V. R. Stickley, Bear Poplar, 

18 '• E. A. WiNGAED, Charlotte, 

19 " R. W. Peteea, Concord. 

20 " W. A. Lutz, Enochville, 

21 " J.A.Linn, Hickory, 

22 " W. J. Smith, Salisbury, 

23 " B.T.Brown, China Grove, 

24 " D. J. Koontz, col Lexington, 



Enteeed Ministey. 

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1833 

J 1834 

1849 

1851 

1857 

1858 

1859 

1859 

1868 

1868 

1868 

1868 

1871 

1873 

1873 

1873 

1875 

1876 

1877 

1877 

1878 

1878 

1880 



4 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Lay-Delegates. 

Names. Pastoral Chakge. 

De. p. a. Sifford Rev. Samuel Rotbrock's. 

Mr. L. W. Barrier •' Dr. J. B. Davis'. 

" H. C. Prempert " Dr. G. D. Bernheim's. 

" H. H. Swicegood " W. A. Julian's. 

" Marvel Ritchie " W. Kimball's. 

" John C. LiSGLE " R.L.Brown's. 

" Ajstdrew Shuping " H.M.Brown's. 

Capt. J. A. Fisher " V. R. Stickley's. 

Mr. C. H. Duls " E. A. Wingard's. 

" Wm. Propst " S. T. Hallman's. 

" C. D. Bareixgee " R. W. Petrea's. 

" J. S. Propst " J.A.Linn's. 

" P. A. Coerell '• W. A. Lutz's. 

Col. P. X. Heilig " W.J.Smith's. 

Mr. Joseph Chambers " B. S. Brown's. 

" V. L Beck Forsyth Mission. 

" Adam Hedrick Pilgrim's Church. 

The President read his Auuiial Report, which was re- 
ceived and laid upon the table for reference to a committee. 

President's Report. 

Dear Brethren : — We are again assembled in Synodical convention. 
Our grateful acknowledgements are due to Almighty God for his preserving 
care over us and for the manifold favors conferred upon us. Having as- 
sembled as ministers and delegates to transact business in relation to the 
advancement of the Redeemer's cause, and promotive of the prosperity of 
our beloved Zion, we should devoutly invoke the enlightening influences of 
the Spirit to direct us in all our deliberations, and render them productive 
of holiness, and the present and future happiness of the souls intrusted to 
our care. 

In compliance with constitutional requirement, I will present a report 
of mj' official transactions and letteis received during the past year. 

On the 29th of May, 1880, Rev. S. T. Hallmau handed me a letter of 
honorable dismission from the Ev. Luth. Synod of S. C, with a view of 
connecting himself with the Synod of Js. C. On the following day, (Sun- 
day) he was regularly installed as pastor of St. James' Church, in Concord, 

N.'c. 

On the oth of June, 1880, I received a letter from Rev. E. P. Parker, 
stating that the Guilford charge might be considered as vacant, he having 
resigned some months before, but expressed a willingness to preach as a 
supply during the summer, until other arrangements could be made. 

June Oth, 1880, a letter was received from Rev. W. A. Lutz, making 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 5 

sundry kind suggestions in relation to tlie Alamance and Guilford cliarges, 
which were duly appreciated and kindly considered. He also stated, that 
he had been chosen as pastor of the Alamance charge, but could not ac- 
cept for sundry reasons satisfactory to himself. 

On the 11th of June, 1880, I received official notice from Rev. W. 
Kimball that he had resigned the Alamance charge, and accepted a call to 
the Gold Hill pastorate. He also stated that arrangements were being 
made to call a minister to the charge which he had vacated. 

In compliance with a resolution of Synod, I went to Enochville, and 
on the 2d of July, 1880. had an interview with representatives from St. 
Enoch's and Trinity Churches with a view of removing hindrances in se- 
curing a regular pastor. After some time spent in mutual consultation, 
they were advised to call a regular pastor. 

A letter was received from Rev. W. A. Lutz, bearing date July 14th, 
1880, requesting an order on the Treasurer of Synod for fifteen dollars, as 
part of his traveling expenses to Richland church. The order was issued 
in due form by the officers of Synod. 

August 2nd, 1880, a letter was received from Rev. W. A. Julian, 
chairman of the committee "to superintend the colored mission worii 
within the bounds of this Synod," asking for information in relation to the 
sustainment of Rev. J. D. Koonts, col., as missionary among the colored 
people of N. C. The officers of Synod believing the resolution of Synod 
to mean, that Rev. J. D. Koonts, col., should receive pecuniar}^ aid, issued 
two several orders on tlie Treasurer for twenty-five dollars each, aggrega- 
ting fifty dollars, to be paid to the colored missionary to sustain him in his 
work. 

September 11th, 1880, the corner stone of a new church was laid at 
St. Stephen's with appropriate religious exercises. Rev. J. B. Davis, D. 
D., preached an instructive sermon on the occasion. 

In September, 1880, the corner stone of the new Bethel church, near 
Franklin Academy, was laid in due form. Rev. W. Kimball addressed 
the congregation on the occasion. 

October 25th, 1880, a letter was received from Rev. C. H. Bernheim, 
asking for a letter of lionorable dismission from this Synod to the Ev. 
Luth. Tennessee Synod. His application was granted and a letter of dis- 
mission forwarded. 

On the 30th of October, 1880, the corner stone of Grace Ev. Lutheran 
Church was laid in accordance with the Book of Worship. Rev. W. A. 
Lutz preaclied on the occasion. 

November 2d, 1880, a letter was received from Rev. W. A. Lutz, stating 
that he had resigned the Forsythe Charge and accepted a call to the Enoch- 
ville pastorate. He further stated that Sunday, 28th of November, had 
been designated for his installation, and requested the appointment of Rev. 
V. R. Stickley, to preach the installation sermon. The request was com- 
plied with and the appointment made. 

November 2nd, 1880, a letter was received from Rev. E. P. Parker, 



6 MliNUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



Stating that he expected, in a short time, to move to Fors3'the to take 
cliarge of churches made vacant by the resignation of Rev. W. A. Lutz, 
and, as he would be at some expense in moving, wished to know whether 
he could receive a part of the appropriation made by Synod to the mission 
west of Greensboro. As six months of the year had expired, the officers 
of Synod issued an order on the Treasurer for twenty-five dollars, to be 
paid to Rev. E. P. Parker. 

In the month of November, 1880, a letter was received from Rev. W. 
H. Cone, informing me that, in consequence of failing health, he was com- 
pelled to resign the charge of the Luther Chapel pastorate. His resigna- 
tion was greatly to the regret of the people whom he had so faithfully 
served. 

December 19th, 1880, the corner stone of Albemarle Ev. Lutheran 
Church was laid in Albemarle, Stanlej' County, in accordance with the 
form of our Book of Worship. Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., delivered an ex- 
cellent address on the occasion. 

In the month of December last, a letter was received from Rev. W. 
A. Julian, advising me that our members at Pilgrim Church wished to be 
supplied with preaching by a minister of our Synod. I wrote to the Coun- 
cil to invite Rev. W. A. Julian to preach to them as a supply until the 
present meeting of Synod. 

Januarj^ 28th, 1881, Rev. B. S. Brown handed me a letter of honora- 
ble dismission from the Ev. Luth. Synod of Mississippi with a view of 
becoming a member of this Synod, and was, on the 13th of last March, 
regularly installed as pastor of the Luther Chapel pastorate. 

Under date of March 8th, 1881, a letter was received from Rev. E. P. 
Parker, advising me that circumstances had so transpired, as to preclude 
the possibility of his taking charge of the Forsythe field ; that the people 
were very ,much discouraged ; and that a sad mistake was made in vacating 
the charge at the time when it was done. He was advised to supply any 
vacancies in liis vicinity until this meeting of Synod. 

March 22nd, 1881, a letter was received from Rev. J. A. Linn, setting 
forth that he had resigned the St. Peter's charge, and accepted a call to 
the Hickory pastorate, composed of Hickory, Newton, and Thj^atira, and 
expected to enter upon his work in his new field after the first of May. 

March 25th, 1881, a letter was received from Rev. V. R. Stickley, 
communicating the information, that Grace Ev. Luth. Church would be 
dedicated on the 4th Sunday in April, 1881, and requested the appoint- 
ment of Rev. W. A. Lutz to preach the dedication sermon. The appoint- 
ment was accordingly made. 

April 22nd, 1881, a letter was received from Rev. S. T. Hallman, 
communicating the intelligence, that the corner stone of "Mt. Hermon 
Evangelical Lutlieran Church" was laid on the 8th of February, 1881. — 
Also, that the congregation had entered into a permanent organization with 
twenty-five members, elected and installed officers, adopted the constitu- 
tion of Sjmod and the discipline in the Book of Worship, and would make 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 7 

application to be received into Synod. He also stated, that on Sunday, the 
24th of April, 1881, the old Cold Water Church would be re-organized, 
and would also make application, at this meeting, to be received into Syn- 
od as a new congregation. 

The following charges are vacant : St. Peter's charge, the Guilford 
and Alamance charges, and the Forsythe charge. Should these charges 
remain unsupplied for any length of time, the effect would prove very dele- 
terious to their future growth and prosperity. They are recommended, 
therefore, to your prayerful consideration. 

Finally : " Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and 
from the Lord Jesus Christ." Amen. 

SAML. ROTHROCK, President. 

The iSyuod elected the followiug officers for the ensuing 
year : 

Eev. V. R. Stickley, President. 

" W.J. Smith, Bee. Secretary. 

" L. A. Bikle, D. 1)., Cor. Secretary. 

CoL. P. N. Ueilig, Treasurer. 

Eev. S. T. Hallmau, having presented an honorable 
dismission from the Evangelical Luth. Synod of S. C, was 
unanimously received as a member of Synod, and his name 
placed upon the roll. Eev. B. S. Brown, having presented 
an honorable dismission from the Mississippi Synod, was 
unanimously received as a member of Synod, and his name 
placed upon the roll. 

Eeports, on the state of the Church, were read by the 
pastors, after which Synod took a recess of ten minutes, to 
give the officers of Synod an opportunity to appoint the 
standing committees. After reassembling, the standing 
committees were announced, as follows: 

Standing Committees: 

1. FresidenVs Report. — Eev. W. A. Lutz, Eev. H. M. 
Brown, and Mr. H. H. Swicegood. 

2. State of the Clmrch.—Rev. S. T. Hallraan, Eev. W. 
E. Ketchie, and Dr. P. A. Sifl'ord. 

3. Chiuch Institiitions. — Eev. G. D. Beruheim, D. D., 
Rev. E. A. Wingard, and Mr. J. S. Propst. 

4. Jfmions. — Eev. L. A. Bikle, I). D., Eev. E. L. Brown, 
and Mr. John C. Lingie. 



8 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

5. Unfinished Business. — Rev. S. Rothrock, Rev. R. W. 
Petrea, and Mr. Jos. Chambers. 

6. Proceedings of Conference. — Rev. W. H. Cone, Rev. 
P. E. Zink, and Mr. Andrew Shnping. 

7. Petitions.— liev. W. Kimball, Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., 
Mr. P. A. Correll, and Mr. Wm. Propst. 

8. Vacancies. — Rev. J. A. Linn, Rev. R. L. Brown, and 
Eev. E. P. Parker. 

9. Finance.— Gapt. J. A. Fisher, Col. P. K Heilig, and 
Mr. H. C. Prempert. 

10. Pastoral Districts.— liev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., Rev. G. 
D, Bernheim, D. D., and Rev. W. A. Julian. 

Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., Commissioner to the General 
Synod South, read his report, which was received and 
adopted. 

Report of Commissioner to General Synod South. 

At the last meeting of this Synod tlie following resolution was passed ; 

^'■Besolvedy That Rev. L. A. Bikle be sent by the Synod as Commis- 
sioner to the General Synod South, at its approaching meeting, to be held 
in Richmond, Va., to inquire into the doctrinal position of that body, with 
a view to an organic union witli it." 

With a properly certified copy of this resolution, we attended the Con- 
vention of General Synod held in Richmond, Va., but, before our recep- 
tion as Commissioner we requested the appointment of a Committee to con- 
fer with us on the subject of our commission. Our request was granted 
and the following brethren were appointed : Revs. T. W. Dosh, D. D., 
J. B. Margart, and A. R. Rude, D. D. We had an early interview with 
these brethren, and to the statements made by us on that occasion, in re- 
lation to the indefinitenessof tiie General Synod's Doctrinal Basis, we are 
indebted for the following action, officially communicated by the secretary ; 
"As that venerable Synod participated in the formation of the General 
Synod and united in the adoption of its doctrinal basis, at Concord, North 
Carolina, in 1862, and also in the adoption of its present unqualified form 
as amended at Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, in 1866, and as they nev- 
er alleged anything equivocal in this doctrinal basis as the ground of their 
withdrawal from this General Body, we cannot suppose their inquiry to 
be prompted by any doubt as to the legitimate and true meaning of said 
basis, as in strict accordance with our historical Lutheran faith, but rather 
by a desire to inquire more perfectly concerning our estimation of Sym- 
bols adopted subsequently to th© Augsburg Confession, as a further de- 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 9 



fence of the truth of God's infallible word. In reference to these honest 
inquiries, tlierefore, 

'■'■Resolved, That we acknowledge said additional testimonies as in ac- 
cord with and an unfolding of the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg 
Confession ; or in the exact language of the preface to the Formula of 
Concord concerning them, and the Augsburg Confession as well, that they 
have not the authority of a judge, for this honor belongs to the Sacred 
Scriptures alone ; but that they only bear witness to our (religion) holy 
faith, and explain and exhibit it in what manner in every age the Holy 
Scriptures were understood and set forth in all articles (matters) contested 
in the Church of God by teachers who then lived {non obtinent auctorita- 
temjudicvi Jiaec enim, dignitas solis saciis Uteris debetur : sed duntaxat pro 
religione nostra testimonium dicunt eamque explicant ac ostendunt quomode 
singulis iemporibus sacrae literae in articulis controversis in ecolesia Dei a 
docioribus qui turn mxerunt, intellectae et explieatae fuerint.) 

"■Resolved, That we do again cordially invite said Synod to consummate 
as early as possible this contemplated organic reunion with this General 
Synod, in order that this blessed opportunity to promote concord and 
unity, and the interest of the Redeemer's Kingdom, may not pass by neg- 
lected and unavailing." 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. W. DOSH, 
J. P. MARGART, 
A. R. RUDE. 
Such is the deliverance of the General Synod on the subject of inquiry 
presented by your Commissioner, and to him it seems sufficiently compre- 
hensive and satisfactory. 

Our expenses were $20.65. 

Respectfully, L. A. BIKLE, 

Commissioner. 
Sj^nod adjourued to meet in the morning at half-past 
eight o'clock. 

Prayer by Rev. S. T. Hallmau. 

Preaching at uight by Rev. R. L. Brown, Rom. 12: 9 

SECoisrnD sessiohst. 

Thursday, 8^ A. M., April 28th, 1881. 
The Synod was opened with religious service. 
Prayer by Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D. 
The minutes were read and approved. 
Lay delegates from Trinity Church, Mt. Pleasant, Gold 
Hill Pastorate, and St. John's, Cabarrus County, appeared, 
presented their certificates and had their names enrolled. 



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MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



Rev. J. B. Anthouy, Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., Rev. W. 
Kimball, Rev. E. P. Parker, and Rev. H. M. Brown, read 
their reports on the State of the Church. 

The Treasurer's Annual Report was read and received 
and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Treasurer's Report. 

P. N. HEILIG, Teeasuree, 

In Account with 

Evan. Litthkean Synod of N. C- 

1880. De. 

May 1st, To Amt. Synodical Coutributions $425.26 

"2nd, " Sunday Collection 10 0& 

" " " Contribution Mt. Olive Church 100 



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By Amt. Paid Eev. G. D. Beniheim , $ 9 65 

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Rev. J. A. Linn 3 73 

for Printing Minutes 64 00 

for Postage 03 

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W. A. Lutz 15 00 

for Post-office Order and Stamp. ... 18 

W. Kimball 5 97 

J. D. Koontz 15 00 

E. P. Parker 25 00 

for Forwarding Money 15 

J. D. Koontz .'. 25 00 

Cash in hands of Treasurer 263 34 436 34- 

Yery respectfully submitted, 

P. N. HEILIG, 
Teeas. Ev. Lttth. Synod N. O. 

The following resolution was adopted. 

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12 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Ou motion, Synod adjonrned. 

Sermon, at 11 A. M., by Eev. J. B. Davis, D. D., from 
John 12, 26. 

Thursday, IJ P. M., April 2Sth, 1881. 

Mr. 0. H. Duls, lay delegate of the Charlotte congre- 
gation, presented his credentials, and his name was placed 
upon the roll. 

On motion, Rev. Jacob Haw kins, of the South Carolina 
Synod, and liev S. Henkel, D. D., of the Tennessee Synod, 
were received as corresponding delegates of their respec- 
tive Synods. The following preamble and resolution were 
passed : 

Whereas, Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., our Commissioner to the General 
Synod South, has reported satisfactorily concerning the doctrinal basis of 
said body, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That this Synod re-unite witli said General Synod, and send 
delegates to its next general convention. 

It was moved and adopted that the following resolu- 
tion be communicated to the Prohibition Convention now 
in session at Kaleigh, N. C. 

Resolved, That the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, 
now in session, lieartily endorse the prohibition movement in the State, 
and extend to said convention its earnest S3aiipathy and co-operation. 

The following were elected delegates to the S. Carolina 
and Tennessee Synods: 

To the Tennessee Synod — Kev. W. H. Cone, principal ; 
and Rev. V. R. Stickley, alternate. 

To the S. Carolina Synod — Rev. G. D. Bernheim, prin- 
cipal; and Rev. S. T. Hallman, alternate. 

The following were elected delegates to represent the 
Synod at the next convention of the General Synod South: 

Principal, Clerical Alternate. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., Rev. V. R. Stickley, 
•' L. A. Bikle, D. D , " S. Rothrock, 

" W. J. Smith, " E. A. Wingard. 

" S. T. Hallman, " J. A. Linn. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 13 

Principal. Lay. Alternate. 

Capt. J. A. Fisher, Dr. P. A. SiflFord, 

Col. P. K Heilig, Mr. H. B. Eilers, 

Mr. U. R. Hoover, Capt. W. A. Barrier, 

Col. John Shimpock, Mr. Jacob Duls. 

The Rev. S. T. Hallman was elected a member of the 
Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, and Rev. W. 
A. Lutz was elected a Trustee of Mt. Pleasant Female 
Seminary. 

Resolved, That when this Synod adjourns, that it adjourn to meet in 
St. James Church, Concord, Cabarrus Co., N. C, on the Wednesday be- 
fore the first Sunday in May, 1883. 

Report of Delegate to South Carolina Synod. 

Mr. President, Your delegate to the South Carolina Synod reports, 
that he did not attend the meeting of that body, but sent a letter convey- 
ing the greetings of this Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. SMITH. 

The report was received and adopted. 

On motion, the Synod adjourned. 

Prayer by Rev. Jacob Hawkins. 

Preaching at night by Rev. H. M. Brown, Matt. 22: 4. 

I^OTJPlTii SESSIOlSr. 

Friday, ^ A. M., April 29th, 1881. 

Synod convened. 

Prayer by Rev. E. P. Parker. 

The President being absent on account of sickness, the 
Rev S. Rothrock was elected president pro tern. The roll 
was called, and the minutes read and approved. 

The Report of the committee on the State of the 
Church was read and adopted. 

Report of the Committee on the State of the Church. 

Your committee would respectfully report that, while the Church has 
not been without her alternating seasons of cloud and sunshine, joys and 
sorrows — prompting to increased effort for the salvation of souls and a 
more determined opposition to the man of sin — commendable progress has 
been made in the Master's cause, and there are many things to encourage 



14 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD- 

and inspire us with new life and energy. Among the inspiring features of 
our general church work, we may make brief mention of the following: — 
our congregations have generally been large and attentive to the preaclied 
word; the pastors' salaries are being more promptly paid, evidencing in- 
creased liberality and sense of Christian obligation ; new churches are be- 
ing erected, and Christian love abounds; the pastors are becoming more 
alive to the importance and necessity of catechisation ; a stronger love for 
the church and her usages is manifest from all the pastors' reports; the 
beautiful service of sacred song is receiving a most gratifying attention, 
and organs are being more generall}^ introduced into the churclies ; the 
Sunday school cause is being successfully carried on ; valuable additions 
have been made to the membership of not a few of the churches ; pastoral 
visitation, preaching Christ in all His divine fulness from house to house, 
is a most hopeful feature ; the ministry is l)eing more liighly esteemed and 
appreciated as a power for good ; and, in all material respects, there are 
evident signs of the growth and development of a strong and vigorous 
Christianity. 

Let us, hence, raise our hearts in thankfulness and gratitude to God, 
redouble our diligence in pressing home to the hearts and lives of the peo- 
ple the salvation of Christ, assured that, while here we have the sowing 
and the reaping, the toils and the tears, in our Father's house we shail en- 
joy the Thanksgiving feast and the eternal rest of the finally faithful. 
Respectfully submitted, 

S. T. HALLMAN, 
P. A. SIFFERD, 
W. R. KETCHIE. 

The Report of the corniiiittee on the President's Re- 
port was read and a(loi)ted. 

Report of Committee No. 1. 

Your committee on the President's report have examined said docu- 
ment, and find it an able and well arranged production, showing that he 
has been watcliful of the Master's interest in all the territory whicli this 
Synod occupies, and has labored faithfully for the advancement of the 
Redeemer's cause. In the latter part of the report several vacancies are 
referred to, which will doubtless be brought to the notice of Synod by the 
proper committee. The committee recommend that the report be incorpo- 
rated in the Minutes. Respectfully submitted, 

WM. A. LUTZ, 
H. M. BROWN. 
H. H. SWICEGOOD. 

The Report of the committee on Vacancies was read 
and received and laid on the table for further consideration. 

The Report of the committee on Petitions was read, re- 
ceived and considered by items. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 15 



Report on Petitions. 

Your committee on Petitions submit the follf)wing : 

No. 1 is a letter from Rev. J. S. Heilig, asking to be excused for non- 
attendance at tliis meeting of Synod. Your committee do not regard liis 
reasons valid, and therefore recommend that his letter be read, and consid- 
ered by Synod. 

Nos. 2 and 3 are letters from Revs. B. S. Brown and J. H. Fesperman, 
stating that family and personal affliction prevented them from attending 
Synod. They kindly ask to be excused. We recommend they be 
excused. 

Nos. 4, 5 and G are petitions from St. Paul's Lutheran Chapel and 
Centre Grove, each stating the fact, that the charge is too large to be prop- 
erly served by one man. Thej^ ask to have one congregation separated 
from the charge. Your committee have carefully considered these peti- 
tions, and being well acquainted with the close union existing between the 
Chapel and Centre Grove, one the mother the otlier a child, having a cem- 
etery in common — we therefore recommend tiiat the Chapel and Centre 
Grove constitute a charge, and that St. Paul's be connected with some 
other congregation. This arrangement to take effect January 1st, 1882. 

No. 7 is a petition frora Pilgrim congregation asking to be connected 
with Sandy Creek. Your committee recommend that this request be 
granted. 

Nos. 8 and 9 are petitions from Cold Water and Mt. Hermon, Cabar- 
rus county, asking to be received into Synod. We recommend that their 
prayers be granted. 

No. 10 is a paper from the Council of Union Church, in which they 
ask to be informed through their pastor, whether the Elders and Deacons 
should unite in the w^rk of discipline, or whether this duty pertains to the 
office of Elders alone 'i We recommend that the Synod give the desired 
information. 

No. 11 is a petition from the officers and members of the Albemarle 
congregation asking to be received into Synod. They also state that they 
are hard pressed for means to complete their building and kindly ask for 
help. Your committee recommend that the first part of this report be 
adopted, and submit the second part to the action of Synod. 

No. 12 is a petition from the Church Officers in Hickory and Newton, 
stating that they have extended a call to Rev. J. A. Linn with a salary of 
$470. Three hundred of which has been promised by the congregations. 
They ask Synod to supplement it with .$170. We recommend this request 
to the favorable notice of Synod, when appropriations are being made. 

W. KIMBALL, 
J. B. DAVIS, 
WM. PROPST, 
P. A. CORRELL. 



16 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Item 1. Adopted, and the following resolution passed: 

Resolved, That the Rev. J. S. Heilig be uot excused. 
Items 2 and 3. Adopted. 

Items 4, 5, 6, and 7. Referred to the Committee on 
Pastoral Districts. 

Items 8 and 9. Adopted. 

Item 10. Adopted, and the following resolution passed : 
Resolved, That it is the sense of Synod, that the discipline of the 
church is administered b}" the Council in accordance with the Book of 
Worship. 

Item 11. First part adopted and second part deferred 
until the Finance Committee report. 

At 11 A. M., tlie Eev. S. T. Hallman preached from 
Eom. 12, 1. 

FIFTii SESSIOIST. 

Friday, 1^ P. M., April 2Qth, 1881. 

S.vnod met. 

The roll was called. 

It was moved that a committee of three be appointed 
to revise the apportionment list. 

Committee — Rev. L. A. Bikle, I). D., Eev. W. Kimball, 
and Capt. J. A. Fisher 

The Eepoit on <:hnrch Institutions was read, received^ 
and considered by items. 

Report on Literary Institutions. 

1. Your committee have had placed in their bands only the report of 
the President of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, and 
must regret that nothing has come into their hands reporting the condition 
of Mount Pleasant Female Seminary, and as this neglect occurs so fre- 
quently, we recommend that Synod take some action on the subject, re- 
quiring the Female Seminary Board to send in to Synod annually a 
written statement of the condition of our Seminary, 

2. North Carolina College is still in the hands of Rev. Dr. Bikle and 
Prof. Ludwiek as lessees, who have engaged as their assistants Rev. Dr. 
Davis and Mr. C. G. Heilig, and is thus ably m.anaged by an efficient corps 
of Professors, &:c. But the said lease will expire 12 months after the 
present session closes : the Synod is therefore requested to take timely ac- 
tion at this meeting, looking forward to the continuation of the College 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



exercises after the said lease expires, eitlier by renewal of the same to the 
same professors, if they are willing to accept it, or in some other way have 
the College exercises continued. 

3. The College is still burdened with debt, about seven or eight hun- 
dred dollars, for which no provision is made ; the delay of paying the 
whole debt promptly has added interest to the principal. Two years ago, 
when the first effort was made to pay this College debt it amounted to 
$1300, which was equitably apportioned to each and all of our congrega- 
tions, why all the congregations have not responded favorably by bringing 
up to Synod their full quota towards paying this College debt is not known 
to your committee ; only |>757.31 has been paid into the College treasury ; 
now who is justly responsible for the present indebtedness of the College? 
None other but the delinquent congregations of our Synod. 

3. The President of the Board also complains that so many members 
of the Board are absent at its meetings, which may be partly his own 
fault, as he has not notified the members of the Board as to the time of 
the meetings of the College Board. 

4. The College catalogue will exhibit eighty-one students on the roll 
for the present collegiate year, average attendance about fifty students. 
This is not as good a showing as we should like to see : however, as it is 
in the hands of an able faculty, affording thorough instruction to the youth 
of our Church, we should be content, only hoping that the future will 
make our College still more prosperous. 

Respectfull}^ submitted, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, Chairman, 
E. A. WINGARD, 
J. S. PROPST. 

Item 1. Adopted, and the followiug resolution passed: 

Resolved, That Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., the Corresponding Secretary, 
write to the President of the Seminary Board, and direct his attention to 
chap. 9, sec. 1, of the Constitution of Synod. 

Item 2. Adopted, and the following resolution passed : 

Resolved, That when the present lease of North Carolina College ex- 
pires, that the Board of Trustees elect a President and professors to con- 
tinue the exercises of the College without incurring any pecuniary liability 
*^^o the College. 

Items 3, 4, and 5. Adopted. 
Report adopted. 

On motion. Rev. C. H. Bernheim of Tennessee Synod 
was received as an advisory member. 

Resolved, That Synod hear the Corresponding Delegates of the South 
Carolina and Tennessee Synods, to-morrow morning, at 10 o'clock. 



18 MINUTES OF THE NOETH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

On motion, a communication from Mr. H. B. Eilers, of 
Wilmington, i^. 0., on statistics on college debt, was read 
before Synod. 

On motion, the letter of Mr. H. B. Eilers was placed in 
the hands of a committee. 

Committee — Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., and Rev. S. 
T. Hallman. 

John Harkey, Esq., having resigned as Trustee of 
North Carolina College, Mr. S. H. Hearne was elected to fill 
the vacancy. 

Synod adjourned. Benediction by the President. 

At night, Rev. W. A. Lutz preached from Rev. 1,18. 

sixiTu sEssionsr. 

Saturday, 8^ A. M., April 30th, 1881. 
The Synod was opened with religious service. 
Prayer by Rev. J. A. Linn. 

The roll was called, and the minutes read and approved. 
The committee having in hand Mr. H. B. Eiler's letter 
reported. The report was read, received, and adopted. 



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20 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

The Report of the Committee on Proceedings of Con- 
ferences was read, received and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 6. 

Your Committee on Conferential Proceedings would report the fol- 
lowing : 

Eastern Conference held three meetings during the past Synodical 
year. The members of this Conference are punctual in their attendance 
and keep up the interest of their meetings by the discussion of the doc- 
trines and usages of the Church. We find no action of this Conference 
claiming the consideration of Synod. Western Conference held three 
meetings during the past j'ear, and we learn that they were better attended 
than usual. The only thing claiming the attention of Synod is the resolu- 
tion of Conference requesting Synod to rescind its action giving optional 
attendance on the sessions of conference to all ministers not actively en- 
gaged in the work of the ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CONE, 
• P. E. ZINK, 

A. SHUPING. 

On motion, the resolution passed at the last meeting 
of Synod, giving optional attendance to ministers without 
charges, in attending conference, was rescinded. 

On motion, the Rev. H. C. Haithcox, of the Synod of 
Northern Illinois, was received as an advisory member. 

The corresponding delegates. Rev. J. Hawkins, of the 
South Carolina Synod, and Rev. S. Henkel, D. D., of the 
Tennessee Synod, delivered to the Synod the fraternal 
greetings of the bodies they represented. They were re- 
sponded to on behalf of the Synod by Rev. G. D. Bernheim, 
D. D., and Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D. The Rev. H. C. Haitb- 
cox, of the Synod of Northern Illinois, at the request of the 
president, gave the Synod a very interesting address. 

It was moved, that any lay-delegate, desiring to be ex- 
cused from further attendance upon the meetings of Synod, 
could be excused by the president. 

Sermon, at 11 A. M , by Rev. S. Henkel, D. D., from 
I John 2, 1, 2 

sEVEisTTKc sessio:n". 

Saturday, \\ P. M., Ai^ril 30th, 1881. 

The roll was called. 



MINUTES OF THE NOETH CAROLINA SYNOD. 21 

The Report on Unfinished Business was read, received, 
and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 5. 

The Committee on Unfinislied Business have but one item to bring to 
the attention of Synod : 

At our last meeting, a committee was appointed to superintend tlie 
Colored Mission Work within the bounds of this Synod. Synod would be 
pleased to hear of the progress of said work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAML. ROTHROCK, 
R. W. PETREA, 
JOSEPH CHAMBERS. 

The Eeport of the Committee on Eevising the Appor- 
tionment List was taken up and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Revising Apportionment List. 

Your Committee on Re-adjustment of Apportionment List would re- 
commend that Synod fix the maximum amount, per member, at 30 cents, 
and that the charges or congregations be arranged in classes according to 
the following schedule : 

Class A, the congregations that average 30 cents, per member. 
Class B, the congregations that average 25 cents, per member. 
Class C, the congregations that average 20 cents, per member. 
Class D, the congregations that average 15 cents, or less, per member. 
Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. BIKLE, 
W. KIMBALL, 
J. A. FISHER. 

The Committee appointed to superintend the Mission- 
ary Work among the Colored People made a report, which 
was received and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Colored Mission Work. 

Your Committee appointed to superintend the Colored Mission Work 
would present the following report : 

For the want of laborers among the colored people, the work is pro- 
gressing slowly. No extra demonstrations have been made in behalf of 
the mission during the year. The Missionary, we believe, is doing the 
best he can under the circumstances. Another colored man is in school, 
preparing himself to teach ; he may also enter the ministry. One lot has 
been donated and deeded to the congregation worshiping at Pleasant Grove. 



22 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

During the year, your committee have received and paid to the Mis- 
sionary tlie following contributions. In subscription at the last meeting of 
8ynod : 

One Book $ 1 25 

In cash from Rev. G. D. Bernheim 23 50 

Col. P. N. Heilig, Treasurer 15 00 

25 00 

" Rev. W. A. Lutz's charge 5 75 

" " R. L. Brown's " 3 25 

" " Ketchie's charge 2 40 

•' " Linn's charge 155 

" " Stickley's charge 5 00 

Mr. F. M. Thompson in behalf S. C. Cong. 5 00 
R. W. Petrea 100 

The whole amount paid $88 70 

To the Missionary as his report will show. 
Respectfully submitted, 

WM. A. JULIAN, 
W. J. BMITH. 

The report of the Committee on Finance waa read, re- 
ceived and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 9. 

Your Committee on Finances report that they have examined the 
Treasurer's Report and found it correct. They also report the following 
contributions for JSynodical purposes. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim'sCuakge: Assessed. Paid. 

St. Paul's Church 160.00 $60.00 

Rev. R. Petrea's Charge : 

St. John's Church 48.00 50.00 

Mt. Olive Church 7.20 7.20 

Rev. W. a. Julian's Charge : 

Sandy Creek Church 18.00 20.61 

Reformation Church 6.00 5.00 

Rev. B. S. Brown's Charge : 

Luther's Chapel , 30.00 18.35 

St. Paul's Church 16.00 9.50 

Centre Grove Church 10.00 8.20 

Rev. E. p. Parker's Charge: 

Lau's Church 4.00 4.00 

Richland Church 3.60 

Coble's Church , 3.60 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 23 



Rev. V. R. Stiokley's Charge : Assessed. Paid. 

Salem Church 18.00 15.00 

St. Luke's Church 12.00 12.00 

Grace Church 10.00 lO.OO 

Rev. J. A. Linn's Charge : 

Hickory Church 10.00 10.00 

Newton " 2.00 3.00 

Thyatira " 3.60 1.00 

Rev. R. L. Brown's Charge: 

Union Church 24.00 15.15 

Christiana Church 8.40 8.40 

Rev. W. J. Smith's Charge: 

St. Jolin's Cliurch 30.00 30.00 

Rbv. H. M. Brown's Charge: 

Bethel Church 18.00 20.00 

Christ " 6.00 5.00 

Rev. S. Rothkock's Charge : 

Organ Church 30.00 16.80 

Ebenezer " 18.00 15.00 

Rev. J. B. Davis' Charge : 

Church of the Holy Trinity 30.00 30.00 

Mt. Carmel Church 3.60 

Rev. S. T. Hallman's Charge : 

St. James' Church 20.00 20.00 

Cold Water " 5.00 5.00 

Mt. Hermon " 5.00 5.00 

Rev. W. R. Ketchie's Charge ; 

St. Matthew's Church.... 360 4.2o 

Providence " 3.60 3.65 

Rev. J. B. Anthony's Charge: 

St. Michael's Church 18.00 9.92 

St. Paul's " 7.20 2.60 

Rev. E. a. Wingard's Charge : 

St. Mark's Church 18.00 18.00 

Rev. W. Kimball's Charge : 

Bethel Church 9.30 10.40 

Gold Hill Church 7.20 2.95 

St. Stephen's Church 9.60 10.00 

Albemarle " 8.75 

Rev. W. a. Lutz's Charge : 

St. Enoch Church 24.00 20.35 

Trinity " 12.00 10.00 

Rev. D. J. KooNTZ (colored) 1.10 

Vacant Charges : 

Shiloh Church 4.80 

Hopewell Church 3.60 



24 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Assessed. Paid. 

Nazareth Church 7.20 

St. Peter's " 12.00 5.53 

St. Matthew's Church 12.00 

Luther's Church 7.20 

Pilgrim's " 12.00 3.60 

Frieden's " 30.00 

St. Paul's " 6.00 

Macedonia " 6.00 

Sum total received for Synodical purposes $494.25 

Amount in hands of Treasurer as per Report $263.34 

Whole amount on hand $757.59 

Your Committee have turned over the above amount to the Treasurer 

and taken Bond for the same, with good security. 

The following contributions for the College Fund hav e been received 

and will be paid over to the Treasurer of North Carolina College : 

Holy Trinity Church, Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D.,in charge $4.94 

St. Paul's " " B.S.Brown " 4.25 

Lau's " " E.P.Parker " 1.60 

St. John " " Petrea " 35 

Lebanon " " Julian " 1.50 

Salem & St. Luke Church, Rev. Stickleyin charge 3.30 

St. Mark's " " E. A. Wingard in charge 5.00 

Ebenezer " " S. Rothrock " 55 

Rev. W. R. Ketchie's charge 05 

Bethel Church, Rev. H. M. Brown's charge 93 

$22.47 
All of which is respectfully submitted by the committee. 

J. A. FISHER, 
P. N. HEILIG, 
H. C. PREMPERT. 
Resolved, That 1600 copies of the Minutes be printed. 
Resolved, That the thanks of this Synod are hereby tendered to the 
members of the Sandy Creek Church and the vicinity, for the kind and 
hospitable manner in which the members of this body have been enter- 
tained during our stay in their midst, and that the President announce the 
same to-morrow. 

The Report of the Committee on Missions was read, 
received, and considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 4. 

Your Committee on Missions would respectfully submit the following : 
1st. FoKSYTHE Mission. — In consequence of the resignation of Rev. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 25 

W. A. Lutz and the failure to secure a successor, we understand that the 
Mission has received a serious blow, and that unless something is done, 
and that speedily, the Synod will be compelled to do its first work over. — 
Your Committee recommend that Rev. E. P. Parker be employed as Mis- 
sionary, and that Synod pledge .f 150 towards his salary. 

3d. Catawba Mission. — We are informed that this Mission has se- 
cured the services of Rev. J. A. Linn, and request an appropriation of 
$170. Your Committee recommend that the appropriation be made. 

3d. Albemarle Mission. — This Mission, under the care of Rev. W. 
Kimball, promises well, and your Committee recommend that Synod ap- 
propriate $100 towards the completion of the church now going up. 

4th. Lexington Mission. — Your Committee have been informed that 
the present is the time to organize and build in Lexington. We recom- 
mend that $200 be now appropriated towards the erection of a church in 
that place, and that Synod pledge itself for $200 more to be paid at our 
next meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. BIKLE, 
R. L. BROWN, 
JNO. C. LINGLE. 
Report adopted. 

Resolved, That the enterprise, at Lexington, N. C, be placed under 
the care of Rev. W. A. Julian. 

Report of Committee No. 7 was now adopted. 

The Report of the Committee on Vacancies was, on 
motion, taken up and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 8. 

Your Committee on Vacancies have nothing to present for your con- 
sideration, as the vacant pastorates and mission points have already been 
brought to the attention of Synod. 

J. A. LINN, 

E. P. PARKER, 

R. L. BROWN. 

On motion, Grace Church was received into connection 
with Synod. 

The Report of Committee on Pastoral Districts was 
read, received, and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 10. 

Your Committee on Pastoral Districts would submit the following : 
1st. Lutheran Chapel and Centre Grove churches to constitute a pas- 
torate after the first of January, 1882. 



26 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

2d. Bethel, Rowan Co., and St. Paul's, Rowan Co., to constitute a 
pastorate after the first of January, 1882. 

3d. Union, Christiana, and Christ's churches to constitute a pastorate. 
4th. Sandy Creek, Pilgrim, Reformation, and Lexington to constitute 
a pastorate. 

5th. Nazareth, Hopewell, Shiloh, and Betliany to be a pastorate. 
We further suggest that all churches unarranged be provided for by 
Conference. Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. BIKLE, 
G. D. BERNHEIM, 
W. A. JULIAN. 
The Eev. Jacob Bawkins addressed the Synod on be- 
half of the Lutheran Visitor. 

Resolved, That the President of Synod visit the vacant churches in 
our bounds before our next annual meeting, and collect sums required of 
them in Synodical apportionment. 

On motion, the Missionary Work amonjf the colored 
people was placed in the hands of the Eastern Conference. 

There being no further business, and the Minutes hav- 
ing been read and confirmed, Synod adjourned to meet at 
time and place fixed upon. The President closed Synod 
according to prescribed order in Book of Worship. 

At night, Rev. J. Hawkins preached from Haggai 2, 9. 

W. J. SMITH, Secretary. 



Lord's Day Services. 



At 11 A. M., Eev. H. 0. Haithcox preached from Jno. 
3, 16, after which many of the large congregation united in 
the celebration of the Lord's Supper. 

At 3 P. M., Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., preached from 2 
Cor. 4, 16. 

At 8 P. M., Rev. H. C. Haithcox preached from Acts 
11, 23 and Rom. 10, 10. 

At 9 A. M., addresses were delivered to the Sunday 
school by the Rev. J. B. Davis, D D., and the Rev. Jacob 
Hawkins. 



Standing Resolutions. 

1. Resolved, That this Synod recoinmeDcls to the Church Councils the 
propriety of adopting tlie plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by assessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
vi, Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every member 
of the Church, to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except such as 
in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no jMinister in connection with this Synod shall be 
allowed to take charge of vacant congregations until they shall have satis- 
factorily met their obligations with their former Pastor. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant charge, 
the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recognition of the presence of Ministers, 
not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in the 
minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend each Pastor, in performing the rites 
of Baptism and Confirmation, to give certificates of the same. 



INDEX 



Pagk. 

Appointment of College Trustee 18 

Assessment to pay College Debt 19 

Committee concerning College 18 

Committee on Communication regarding College 18 

Committee's Report on Syuodical Contributions 23 

Delegates to other Synods 12 

Delegates to General Synod South 13 

Lay-Delegates 4 

Lord's Day Services 26 

Names of Ministers enrolled 3 

Officers of Synod Elect 7 

President's Report 4 

Parochial Report 11 

Report of Conmiittee on Pastoral Districts 25 

Report of Committee on Vacancies 25 

Report of Committee on Missions 24 

Report of Commissioners to General Synod South 8 

Report of Delegate to South Carolina Synod 13 

Report of Committee on State of the Church 13 

Report of Committee on President's Report 14 

Report on Petitions 15 

Report on Literary Institutions 16 

Report of Committee on Conferential Proceedings 20 

Report of Committee on Unfinished Business 21 

Report of Committee on Revising Apportionment List 21 

Report of Committee on Colored Mission Work 21 

Report of Committee on Finance 22 

Report of Committee on Synodical Contributions 22 

Standing Committees 7 

Subscriptions to Colored Mission 22 

Standing Resolutions 27 

Treasurer's Report 10 

Vote of Thanks 24 



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FFicERs OF Synod. 



President— Eey. V. R. STICKlEy, Bear Poplar, N. O. 
Rec. Sec— " W. J. SMITH, Salisbury, N. C. 
Cob. " — " L. A. BIKLE, D. D., Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Tre^sukeb— Col. P. N. HEILIG, Salishui-y, N. C. 



Time and Place of Next Annual Meeting. 



The 79th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Lttthbran Synod of 
North Carolina, will be held in St, James' Church, Concord, N. C, be- 
ginning on Wednesday before the First Sunday in May, 1883, at 10 A. M. 




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MINUTES 



SEVENTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA, 



St. James' Church, Concord, Cabarrus County, N. C, 



Beginning Wednesday , May 3, 1882. 



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MINUTES 



SEVENTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA, 



St. JameS' Church, Concord, Cabarrus County, N. C. 



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JStanding Resolutions. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils the 
propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by assessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
vi, Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every member 
of the Church, to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except such as 
in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no Minister in connection with this Synod shall be 
allowed to take charge of vacant congregations until they shall have satis- 
factorily met their obligations with their former Pastor. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant charge, 
the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recognition of the presence of Ministers, 
not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in the 
minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend each Pastor, in performing the rites 
of Baptism and Confirmation, to give certificates of the same. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod shall 
execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, with inter- 
est, the amounts as severally received by him during the prosecution of 
his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the active work of the 
ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denomination, before the ex- 
piration of seven years' faithful service — such seven years' faithful service 
as a Lutheran minister to be considered a canceling of his bonds. 



MINUTES. 



The Seventy-Ninth Annual Convention of the 
Evangelical Lutheran JSToeth Carolina Synod was 
held in St. James' Church, Coucord, Cabarrus County, N. C, 
beginning" Wednesday, May 3d, 1882. 

The opening sermon was preached by Eev. V. E. Stick- 
ley, President, from Ephesians-4, 3. 

Synodical Business. 

FIPIST SESSIOINT- 

After the sermon, the Synod was formally opened accord- 
ing to the prescribed form, and the names of Ministers and 
Lay-Delegates enrolled. 

Ministers. 

Names. Post Offices. 

1 Rev. J. B. Anthony, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

2 " 8. Roth ROCK, Gold Hill, 

3 " J. B. Davis, D. D., Mt. Pleasant, 

4 " G. D. Beenheim, D. D.,..Mt. Pleasant, 

5 " J. S. Heilig , Concord, 

6 " W. A. Julian, Lexington, 

7 " W. H. Cone, China Grove, 

8 " L. A. BiKLE, D. D., Mt. Pleasant, 

9 " W.Kimball, (Salisbury, 

10 " W. R. Ketchie, Mocksville, 

11 " J. H. Fespekman, Statesville, 

12 " R. L. Bhown, Rockwell, 

13 " S. T. Hallman, Concord, 

14 " E. P.Paeker Rural Hall, 

15 " H. M. Brown, Troutmau, 

16 " P. E. ZiNK, Linwood, 

17 " V. R. Stickley, Salisbury, 

18 " F. W. E. Peschaxt, Wilmington, 

19 " E. A. WiNGAED, Folk's Store, S. C. 

20 " R. W. Petrea, Concord, K C. 

21 " W. A. LuTZ, Enochville, 

22 " J. A. Linn, Hickory, 

23 " W.J.Smith, Salisbury, 

24 " B.S.Brown, China Grove, 

25 " J. L. Buck, Gibsonville, 

26 " D. J. KooNTZ, (col.) Lexington, 

27 " T. H. Stkohecker, Charlotte, 



Entered Ministry. 

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4 MINUTES OF THE NOETII CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Lay-Delegates. 

Names. Pastoral Charge. 

Wm. Beavee Rev. Samuel Rothrock's. 

Maj. L. G. Heilig " Dr. J. B. Davis'. 

Thomas Sink " W. A. Julian's. 

Jno. W. Bostian " W. Kimball's. 

M. J. Walton " R. L. Brown's. 

Richard M. Blackweldek " S. T. Hallman's. 

James Haithcox " H. M. Brown's. 

D. J. Goodman " V. R. Stickley's. 

H. B. Eileks " F. W. E. Peschau's, 

Jno. A. Cline " R. W. Petrea's. 

Jno. E. Deaton ^' W. A. Lutz''s. 

L. S. WniTENEE " J. A. Linn's. 

C. T. Beenhaedt " W.J. Smitli's. 

I. Frank Pattseson " B. S. Brown's. 

Joshua Boon " J. L. Buck's. 

S. E.Linton " T. H. Strobecker's. 

H. G. MiLLEE Bethel Charge. 

A. C. Coble Guilford Charge. 

Dr. C. M. Pool St. Peter's Charge. 

Synod adjourued. 

SEC03STID SESSIOKT. 

Wednesday, 2 P. M., 3Iay 3, 1S82, 
Synod convened. 

Prayer by Eev. J. B. Davis, D. D. 

The President read his annual report, which was received 
and referred to the proper committee. 

Presidenfs Report. 

Dear Brethren: — After the duties and labors of another year, we 
are permitted through the Peovidence of God to assemble in Synodical 
convention. 

We should therefore, individually and collectively, raise our hearts in 
gratitude to Almighty God, the giver of every good and perfect gift, for 
the renewed expressions of his goodness and mercy in sparing our lives, 
and blessing the labors of our hands in winning souls from darkness to 
light and from the powers of Satan to the kingdom of Christ. 

Having convened, as ministers and delegates, to legislate for the in- 
terest of our beloved Zion, we should earnestly ask the influences of the 
Spirit to enlighten, direct, and govern us in all our deliberations and work, 
that we may be of " one spirit, one mind, striving together for the faith of 
the Gospel," and interest of the souls entrusted to our care. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAEOLINA SYNOD. 5 

As required by the Constitution, I will give you a report of my official 
transaction, and letters received during thej-ear. 

Resignations. — In May, Rev. W. R. Ketchie informed me that he had 
resigned the Davie Pastorate, but expressed a willingness to serve them 
until other arrangements could be made. 

In June, Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., officially notified me that he 
had resigned the congregation in Wilmington, to take effect last of De- 
cember. 

In July, Rev. J. B. Anthony stated to me that he had resigned the 
Iredell charge. 

In September, I resigned my charge, to take effect last of April. 

Calls Accepted. — A letter was received from E. P. Parker, in July, 
notifying me that he had accepted a call to the Forsyth Mission, and had 
entered upon his duties as Pastor. 

In August, Rev. T. H. Strohecker of the Evang. Lutheran Minis- 
terium of Pennsylvania informed me that he had taken charge of St. 
Peter's, St. Matthew's, and Luther's in Rowan county. He has his letter 
of honorable dismissal, and will present it at this meeting of Synod. 

Rev. J. L. Buck, of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of S. W. Va., 
wrotQ me, in September, that he had accepted a call, and entered 
upon his duties as Pastor of the Alamance charge ; he also will present his 
letter of honorable dismissal at this Synod and will unite with same. 

In March, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau of the Ev. Luth. Synod of Middle 
Tennessee addressed aie a letter, notifying me that he had accepted a call 
to St. Paul's congregation in Wilmington, and had entered upon his du- 
ties as pastor. He placed in my hands a letter of honorable dismissal. 

In April, I accepted a call to the Bethel and St. Paul's churches, and 
will commence my labors as pastor with Synodical year. 

In March, Rev. H. M. Brown notified me that he had accepted a call 
to the Iredell charge, and would commence his pastoral work the first of 
April. 

Installations. — On the second Sunday of July, Rev. J. A. Linn was in- 
stalled pastor of Catawba Mission, by appointment of President. Rev. 
W. A. Lutz officiated. 

Rev. J. L. Buck was installed pastor of the Alamance charge, on 2d 
Sunday of November by the President. 

On the fourth Sunday of November, Rev. T. H. Strohecker was in- 
stalled pastor of the St. Peter's charge ; — the President and Rev. Lutz 
officiating. 

In April, by request, I appointed Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., to install 
Rev. F. W. E. Peschau as pastor of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Wil- 
mington, N. C. 

Dedications. — On third Sunday of August, Albemarle Evan. Lutheran 
church, in Stanley county. Rev. Kimball pastor, was dedicated to the ser- 
vice of the Triune God. The dedicatory services were read by the pastor, 
assisted by Rev. S. Rothrock ;— sermon preached by Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D. 



6 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Corner-stone Laying. — On the 31st of December, the corner-stone of 
Christ Evan. Lutheran Church, Hickory, Catawba county, was laid, ac- 
cording to form given in Book of Worship. Address by the President. 

On 12th of April, the corner-stone of tSt. Matthew's Evan. Lutheran 
Church, Rowan county, Rev. T. H. Strohecker's charge, was laid, ac- 
cording to form given in Book of Worship. Address by Rev. S. Rothrock. 

On the 29th of April, the corner-stone of Concordia Evan. Lutheran 
Church, Rowan couflty, Rev. W. A. Lutz pastor, was laid, according to 
form given in Book of Worship. Address by the President. 

Organizations. — Two congregations were organized, during the year, 
one by Rev. W. A. Julian, in Lexington, Davidson county, N. C, the 
other by Rev. W. A. Lutz, Rowan county, N. C. 

We are glad to note the interest taken by our people in providing 
homes for their Pastorates. The Enochville Pastorate purchased a house 
and lot in Enochville for their Pastor. Fors3rth Mission and the Lutheran 
Chapel Pastorate are erecting Parsonages for their Pastors. We commend 
their example to those congregations that have not homes for their Pastors. 

We bring to the notice of Synod two vacant charges, which have been 
placed in correspondence with parties, but as yet have not secured Pas- 
tors, viz.: the Davie and Guilford Pastorates. 

And now may grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, Son, 
and Holy Ghost, be multiplied unto you and all God's people, now and 
ever more. Amen. V. R. STICKLEY, Pkesident. 

The following officers were elected for the ensiling year: 
Eev. S. T. Hallman, - - - - President. 

" W. J. Smith, - - - - Reo. Secretary. 

" L. A. BiKLE,D.D., - - - Cor. Secretary. 
COL. P. N. Heilig, - - - - Treasurer. 

EcY. J. L. Buck, hiiYing presented an honorable dismissal 
from the Ey, Luth. Synod of Sontlnvestern Virginia, was, on 
motion, unanimously receiYed as a member of Synod, and his 
name entered upon the roll. ' 

Having presented an honorable dismissal from the Middle 
Tennessee Synod of the Ev. Luth, Church, the Eev. E. W. E. 
Peschau was, on motion, uuanimously received as a member 
of Synod, and his name entered upon the roll. 

Eev. T. H. Strohecker, having presented an honorable 
dismissal from the Ev. Luth. Miuisterium of Pa. and adjacent 
States, was unanimously received as a member of Synod, and 
his name placed upon the roll. 

Eev. Mr. Smith, of the M. E. Church South, was, on mo- 
tion, invited to a seat with Synod. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 7 

Mr. C. A. Rose, of the Salem Theological Seminary, was, 
on motiou, received as an advisory member of Synod. 

The Eev. J. H. Thornwell, of the Pres. Church, was, on 
motion, invited to a seat with Synod. 

The Treasurer's report was read, antl, on motion, was 
received and referred to the Finance Committee. 

Treasurer's Report. 

p. N. HEILIG 

In Account with 

Evangelical Lutherax Stxod of N. C. 
1881. Dr. 

April 9th, To Amt. received from Finance Committee $494. 45 

" " Synodical collection from Sandy Creek Cburch. 20.61 

1880. To Amt. Cash in hands of Treasurer 263.34 

$778.40 

1881. Cr. 
April 27. By Amt. paid Rev. D. J. Koontz, (col.).i 10.00 

'• 29, " " '• L. A. Bikle 20.65 

" 30, " " " W.Kimball 100.00 

April 30. By Amt. Paid Rev. W. Kimball for Albe- 
marle Mission ICO.CO 

June 8, By Amt. paid Rev. W. A. Julian 200.00 

Express charges on same 50 

June 9, Rev. W. J. Smith for Printing Minutes.... 65.60 

Xov. 3, " E. P. Parker 50.00 

" 4, " J. A. Linn 85.00 

1882. 

March 6, Rev. E. P. Parker 50.00 

Forwarding money .15 

May 1, Rev. J. A. Linn 85.00 

" 1, Cash in bands of Treasurer 11.50 $778.40 

Respectfully submitted, P. ]Sr. HEILIG, 

Treas. Evan. Ltjth. Synod N. C. 
The President of the Board of Trustees of X. C. College 
read his annual report, which was received and referred to 
the Committee on Church Institutions. 

The standing committees were announced by the Presi- 
dent as follows : 

Standing Committees : 

1. Presidenfs Report—Bex. L. A. Bikle, D. D., Eev. H. 
M. Brown, and H. B. Eilers. 



8 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

2. State of the Church.— Hev. F. W. E. Peschau, Eev. E. 
W. Petrea, and E. M. Blackwelder. 

3. Church Institutions. — Eev. W. A. Lntz, Eev. J. S. Hei- 
lig, aud L. S. Wliitener. 

4. Missions.-r-Rev. Y. E. Stickley, Eev. J. L. Buck, aud 
Jno. A. Cline. 

5. Unfinished Business — Eev. S. Eothroek, Eev. T. H. 
Stroliecker, aud Wui. Beaver. 

6. Proceedings of Conferences. — Eev. E. W, Petrea, Eev. 
J. B. Anthony, and D. J. Goodman. 

7. Petitions. — Eev. J. B. Davis, D. D., Eev. J. A. Linn, 
and Jno. E. Deatou. 

8. Vacancies. — Eev. B. S. Brown, Eev. W. Kimball, and 
Joshua Boon. 

9. Finance.— Ij. G. Heilig, C. T. Bernhardt, and H. G. 
Miller. 

10. Pastoral Districts.— lley. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., Eev. 
W. A. Julian, Eev. J. A. Linn, and Thos. Sink. 

Eeports on the state of the church were read by the pas- 
tors, aud remarks made by the laj^-deleg'ates. 

On motiou, time was exteuded pastors serving charges 
part of the year to make reports on the state of the church. 

It was ordered that Synod hold its sessions from 9-12 iu 
the morning and from 2-5 in the afternoon. 

Synod adjourned. Prayer by Eev. J. H. Thornwell. 

Preaching: at night by Eev. B. S. Brown. Text, Eph. 2, 8. 

T£3:iPlID SESSIOKT- 

Thursday, 9 A. M., May 4, 1882. 

Synod convened. 

Prajer by Eev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D. 

The roll was called. 

Minutes read and adopted. 

The reading of reports on the state of the church was re- 
sumed. 

The report of the committee on Church Institutions was 
read, received, and considered by items. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 9 

Report of Committee on Church Institutions and Education. 

Your Committee have examined tlie annual reports of our Church In- 
stitutions — North Carolina College and Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary ; — 
one of which, to-wit, that on College, was read before the Synod by the 
President of the Board, which shows that our College has not yet taken 
her place as high in the rank of colleges in North Carolina as she should, 
nor as high as the Sjmod should desire her to stand. Her wheels seem to 
be somewhat clogged by debt and otherwise, so that she has not exerted 
the influence which she should. We would, therefore, recommend this 
Institution to the attention of the Synod with the hope that the obstacles 
will thus be removed and our College be elevated to that position which 
she should occupy. 

The report of the Female Seminary, at Mt. Pleasant, shows that Insti- 
tution to be without a professor, and we would recommend that this report 
be read before Synod, and that Synod take immediate action with regard 
to this Institution, and assist the Board in placing the Institution in a con- 
dition which will induce some one to take charge of it. 

We also have to report one vacancy in the Board of Trustees of N. C. 
College. We recommend that, at the proper time. Synod elect another 
servant of the Church to fill his place. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ, 
J. S. HEILIG, 
L. S. WHITENER. 

Items 1, !3, and 3, adopted. 

The adoption of the report was, dn motion, referred to 
the afternoon session ; and, it was further moved, that said 
report be considered by Synod, as a committee of the whole. 

On motion, I. Frank Patterson was excused from at- 
tendance upon the afternoon session of Synod. 

The Eev. Mr. Coles, of the M. E. Church South, was, on 
motion, invited to a seat with Synod. 

On motion, the Eev. Mr. McKinnon, of the Presbyterian 
Church, was invited to a seat with Synod. 

The corresponding delegate to the S. C. Synod read his 
report, which was received and adopted. 

Report of the Delegate to the South Carolina Synod. 

Your corresponding delegate to the S. C. Synod would respectfully 
report that he attended the sessions of that Synod, held in Orangeburg, S. 
C, in October, 1881, and was kindly received. 

The usual fraternal greetings were exchanged, and the Rev. J. H. 



10 MINUTES OF THE NOETII CAEOLUSTA SYNOD. 

Bailey was elected to represent the S. C. Synod at the present convention 
of our Synod, but he has failed thus far in meeting with us. 

There was nothing of a special nature transacted at the last convention 
of the S. C. Synod that demands the attention of this body. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNIIEIM. 

The folio wiug resolution was passed: 

Resulted, That a committee be appointed to define what and how to 
report, under the head of parocl)ial reports, and that blank reports be sup- 
plied by Synod to all pastors in its bounds. 

Committee : — Eev. F. W. E. Pesclian, Eev. L. A. Bikle, 
D.33., aud Eev. G. D. Bernlieim,D.D. 

The Eev. Mr. McKinnon and E. W. Allison of the Pres. 
Church, appeared before Synod to confer with Synod with 
reference to the purchase of property, at Sheppard'sX Eoads, 
belonging to Synod. 

It was moved that a committee be appointed to look after 
the matter. 

Committee: — Eev. V. E. Stickley, Eev. H. M. Brown^ 
Eev. S. Eothrock, and James Haithcox. 

It was moved that the committee report to the Eastern 
Conference at its next meeting, and that the Conference have 
pleuarj' power to act in the matter. 

On motion,Eev. T. H. Strohecker was excused from further 
attendance upon Synod after to-morrow morning's session. 

On anotiou, Eev. J. A. Linn was excused from attendance 
upon Synod after to-day's session. 

It was moved that a committee be appointed to define 
the bounds of the conferences. 

Committee : — Eev. V. E. Stickley, Eev. L. A. Bikle, D. 
I)., and Eev. S. Eothrock. 

Synod adjoui-ned. 

Thursday, 2 P. M., May 4, 1882. 

According to resolution. Synod convened as a committee 
of the whole, to consider the report on church institutions. 

On motion, the Eev. W. J. Smith was called to the chair, 
aud Eev. J. A. Linn made Secretary. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 11 

The committee rise, and the Synod resumes business. 

It was moved that the report of the committee of tlie 
whole be deferred until to-morrow. 

On motion, the Rev. W. W. Pliarr was invited to a seat 
Avitli Synod. 

The Eev. Mr. Creasy, of the M. E. Church South, was, 
on motion, invited to a seat with Synod. 

Synod adjourned. Prayer by the llev. Mr, Creasy. 

Preaching at night by the Eev. F. W. E. Peschau. Text, 
1 Sam. 2, 30. 

FIFXI^ SESSIOlsT. 

Friday, 9 A. M., Maij 5, 1SS2. 
Synod convened. Prayer by llev. S. Eothrock. 
Eoll was called. Minutes read and approved. 
Eeport of the committee of the whole was read, received, 
and considered by items. 

Report of the Committee of the Whole. 

Your committee beg leave to report that the business referred to them 
has been duly considered, and the following action taken : It was — 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Synod that each pastor of the 
Synod should present the needs of North Carolina College to his congr(?ga- 
tion, during the year, and solicit aid to liquidate remaining debt resting 
upon it ^ and that Synod recommend that Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., 
the incoming President of said Institution, if necessary, appeal to the 
Church at large, and especially to the cliurches of Synod who have failed 
to pay their assessed quota, to secure the necessary funds to put it out of 
its financial trouble. 

Resolved, That the matter of the Female Seminary be referred to the 
Committee on Pastoral Disti'icts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. SMITH, Chaikman of Com. 
J. A. LINN, Secretary. 
Items 1 and 2 adopted. 

Eeport adopted as a whole. 

Mr. S. E. Linton having presented his certificate as the 
accredited delegate of the Charlotte congregation, his name 
was entered upon the roll. 

The Parochial Eeports were handed in and arrariged as 
follows : 



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The followiug resolutions were passed : 

Resolved, That this SyDod is willing to take its full share of duty in 
the support of the Southern General Synod's Theological Seminary, as 
expected of us to do, so soon as we become fully connected with the said 
General Synod. It was 

Resolved, That when a minister without a charge writes a letter to the 
annual meetings of Synod, in which he shall state his ministerial acts, that 
said letter shall be deemed a valid excuse for non-attendance. It was 

Rtsolved, That Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., 
and Rev. T. H. Strohecker be constituted a committee to interpret and 
define what is meant by the word "Minister," and what is a valid excuse 
as specified in Sec. 9, chap. I. of our constitution, and report at the next 
meeting of our Sjmod. 

The Report on the President's Eeport ^vas read, received, 

and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 1 . 

Your Committee on President's Report would state that, as said Re- 
port contains no special recommendations, they find nothing to suggest for 
the consideration and action of Synod. From the given statement of offi- 
cial acts they learn that the President has faithfully discharged the duties 
of his office during the past Synodical year. 

It is recommended that the Report be printed in Minutes. 

Respectfully, L. A. BIKLE, 

H. M. BROWN, 
H. B. EILERS. 

The report on Pastoral Districts was read, received, and 
considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 10. 

Your Committee on Pastoral Districts would respectfully report the 
following : 

I. That the Davie charge be strengthened by the addition of Refor- 
mation Church. 

II. That the Bethel Pastorate be strengthened by the addition of Mt. 
Olive Church. 

III. That St. Paul's, Alamance county, be placed with Lau'sand Rich- 
land as one pastorate. 

IV. That these new arrangements go into effect as soon as practica- 
ble Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, 

W. A. JULIAN, 
J. A. LINN. 



14 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

With refereuce to item 1, the foUowiiig resohition was 
passed : 

Rssolved, That the Davie charge be placed under the care of the East- 
ern Conference. 

Items 2, 3, and 4, adopted. 

Eeport adopted as a whole. 

It was moved to devote to-nig'ht to the discussion of Home 
Missions and Church Extension, and that tlie President ap- 
point the speakers. 

On motion, hiy-delegates L. S. Whitener and Jno. W. 
Bostian were excused from further attendance uj)on this 
Synod. 

Synod adjourned. Prayer by Eev. Dr. Bikle. 

SIXIXIEI SESSIOHSr. 

Friday, 2 P. M., May 5, 1882. 

Synod convened. Prayer by Eev. W. A. Julian. 

Eev. L. Borland, of the Presbyterian Church, w^as, on 
motion, in^ited to a seat with Synod. 

The Eeport of the Committee on Petitions was read, re- 
ceived, and considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 7. 

Among the papers placed in our hands is a letter from Rev. Mr. Haw- 
kins, editor of the Ltithekan Visitor, the recognized organ of the South- 
ern General Synod. Brother Hawkins in this paper makes an earnest, re- 
spectful and we think reasonable appeal to his brethren of the N. C. Synod 
in behalf of the church journal, so ably edited and creditably gotten up by 
him. He is induced and encouraged to make this appeal to us : 1st. By 
our connection witli the General Synod of which the Visitor is the au- 
thorized organ ; 2nd. Because of the many complimentary notices of the 
matter and manner of the make up of his paper, wliich come to him from 
the most competent judges of the character and merit of such work in the 
church, as well as many of the secular press ; 3rd. By the universally ac- 
knowledged necessity of such organ of intelligence among our people ; 
and 4th. By the stern necessity of the hearty co-operation of the members 
of the whole General Synod South, in order to maintain its present credi- 
table and useful status. In view now of these considerations — the per- 
sonal worth, and the demonstrated superior qualifications of brother Haw- 
kins for the work with which he is charged, we heartily unite with himn 
in soliciting the help of aJl the brethren of tliis. Synod. We further ask^ 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 15 

that the paper of brother Hawkiii's be publicly read, and Its contents se- 
riously considered. 

No. 2 is a petition from the members of St. Stephen's Church, that 
the next meeting of Synod be held in their new house of worship. We 
recommend that their petition be granted. 

No. 3 is a petition from the members of St. Mark's Church, Gold Hill, 
for permission to sell their house of worship and remove their member- 
ship and money to St. Stephen's Church, 2^ miles distant from the village 
of Gold Hill. Your committee recommend that the request of your peti- 
tioners be granted. 

No. 4 is a letter from Rev. R. L. Brown, asking to be excused from 
attendance upon present session of Synod, on account of family afflictions. 
We beg that brother Brown be excused. 

No. 5 is a letter from Dr. A. J. Fox the regularly appointed delegate 
of the Tennessee Synod to the present meeting of this body. Your com-, 
mittee recommend that the letter be read and duly acknowledged by the 
whole Synod as now^ convened. 

No. 6 is from the brethren in Lexington asking to be received as a 
mission church of the N. C. Synod. Your committee recommend that the 
request of these brethren be granted. 

No. 7 is a petition from Hickory asking Synod to supplement the 
salary of their minister by an appropriation as was done last year. We 
recommend that their request be granted. 

No. 8 is a letter fi'om Rev. Fesperman asking to be excused from at- 
tendance on the present meeting of Synod. Recommended that he be ex- 
cused, and further that this Synod expresses its sincere sympathy with him 
in his affliction. 

Respectfully submitted, J. B. DAVIS, 

J. A. LINN, 
J NO. E. DEATON. 
Items 1 aud 2, adopted. 

Item 3 was adopted aud the following action taken : 
Hesolved, That permission be granted them to dispose of their church 
property, and that $100.00 of proceeds of the sale be paid into the Treas- 
ury of Synod. 

Item 4, adopted. 

Item 5 adopted, and the following resolution passed : 
Resolved, That this Synod has heard with pleasure the letter of Rev. 
A. J. Fox, the delegate appointed by the Tennessee Synod to this body, 
and regret that circumstances beyond his control have precluded the possi- 
bility of favoring us with his presence. 
Item 6, adopted. 

Item 7, adopted, and referred to the committee on Mis- 
sions. 



IG MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Item 8, adopted. 

Ou motion, the rejjort was adopted as a wliole. 

Eev. G. 1). Bernheim, D. D., ou account of affliction iu 
his family, was excused from furtlier attendance upon Synod, 
and the following resolution passed : 

Resolved, That this Synod exteud their hearty sympathy to Dr. G. 
D. Bernheim in his affliction. 

Dr. C. M. Pool presented his credentials, as delegate from 
St. Peter's charge, and his name was eutered upon the roll. 

Resolved, That Christ's Church be placed under the pastoral care of 
Rev. W. J. Smith. 

Resolved, That Concordia Church be received into Synod, and be 
placed under the pastoral care of Rev. W. A. Lut^. 

The special committee to dehne the bounds of the Con- 
ferences reported, and, on motion, the report was adopted. 

Report of Committee. 

Your Committee on re-arrangement of Conferences would submit the 
following, viz. : 

That the Alamance, Guilford, Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Bethel, and 
St. Paul's, Salem, St. Luke's, and Grace, Iredell charge, Catawba Mission, 
Enochville, and Salisbury Pastorates constitute the Eastern Conference. 

That Union and Christiana, Organ, Lutheran Chapel, and Bethel Pas- 
torates, Concord, St. John's Pastorate, Mt. Pleasant, Charlotte, and St. 
Peter's Pastorate constitute the Western Conference. 

Respectfully submitted, V. R. STICKLEY, 

L. A. BIKLE, 
SAM'L ROTHROCK. 

The following preamble and resolution were adopted by 
the unanimous A-^ote of Synod : 

Whereas, The grace of God conveyed to the heart through the di- 
vinely appointed means, affords the only power by which the grievous sin 
of intemperance can be effectually overcome ; and, 

WnEKEAS, All efforts in behalf of the overthrow of this monstrou^ 
evil, ignoring this important fact, will prove abortive, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we, as a religious body, deem it proper to express our 
decided disapproval of the manufacture and sale of all intoxicating drinks 
as a beverage, and that we will by all prudent and lawful means discour- 
age and restrain the same. 

On the invitation of the Eev. L. Borland, President of 
Scotia Seminary, it was moved that the Synod, in a body, 
make a visit to said Institution, at 5 o'clock this evening. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SY«NOD. 17 

Lay -delegate Juo. E. Deaton was excused from further 
attendance upon Synod, after to-morrow morning's session. 
The following resolution was passed : 

Resolved, That a committee of two Ministers and one layman be ap- 
pointed to meet a like committee from the Tena. Synod, for the purpose 
of arriving at a definite understanding in regard to all disputed territory 
between the two Synods, and report to next session of Synod. Commit- 
tee : Rev. Dr. L. A. Bikle, Rev. S. Rothrock, and D. R. Hoover. 

Whereas, The President of N. C. Synod has received 40 copies of 
the Lutheran Obsekver for distribution among our members, and, 

Whereas, This number of the Observek gives a brief and faithful 
history of our past relations to the old mother General Synod, therefore 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Synod are due and are hereby ex- 
pressed to our whole-hearted brother. Dr. Conrad, for this service. 

Synod adjourned. Prayer by liev. F. W. E. Peschau. 
At night, addresses were delivered by Eevs. F. W. E. 
Peschau, W. A. Lutz, and T. H. Strohecker, on Home Mis- 
sions. 

se^^ehsttih: sessiohst. 

Saturday, 9 A. M., May G, 1882. 
Synod convened. Prayer by Eev. J. L. Buck. 
Poll call. Minutes read and approved. 
The Eeport of the committee on Missions was read, re- 
ceived, and considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 4. 

Your committee on Missions would submit the following report : 

1st is a petition from Forsyth Mission asking Synod to supplement 
their pastors salary, offering as their reason for this request, that they are 
building a parsonage, and are pressed. We recommend their petition be 
granted, and that Synod appropriate $100.00 to that Mission. 

2nd is an item referred to this committee from the committee on Pe- 
titions, based on a petition in their hands from the congregation in Hickory, 
asking a continued appropriation to support their Pastor. We recom- 
mend that their request be granted, and the same amount as last year 
$170.00 be appropriated. 

3rd is a petition from same committee, based on a petition, from the 
congregation at Lexington, asking this Synod to support a Missionary at 
that place, and that $200,00 be voted to his support if necessary, and that 
Lebanon congregation be placed with this Mission. 



18 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



4th is a request of brother Kimball for $50. 00 for last year's services ia 
Albemarle Mission. Your committee recommend that he be paid that 
amount. 

5th, that Eev. J. D. Koontz, col'd, our Missionary receive $100.00. 
Eespectfully submitted, V. R. HTICKLEY, 

J. L. BUCK, 
JNO. A. CLINE. 
Items 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, adopted. The report adopted as 
a whole. 

On motion, Eev. W, A. Julian and lay-delegate Thos, 
Sink were excused from further attendance upon Synod after 
the afternoon session. 

Synod adjourned. Prayer by Eev. F. W. E. Peschau. 

EICS-IEiTPI SESSIOlSr, 

Saturday, 2 P. M., May 6, 1882. 

Synod convened. Prayer by Eev. W. Kimball. 

Ou motion, Eev. B. S. Brown, on account of affliction in 
his family, was excused from further attendance upon Synod. 

The Eeport on Uu finished Business was read, received^ 
and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 5. 

The committee on Unfinished Business present the following : 
Your committee find nothing unfinished, except resolution on page 26, 
requiring the President to visit vacant congregations, and collect "sums re- 
quired of them in Synodical apportionment." 

SAM'L ROTHROCK, 
T. H. STROHECKER, 
WM. BEAVER. 

The report of the committee on vacancies was ready 
received, and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 8. 

Your committee on Vacancies wotild report as follows : 
1st. Salem Pastorate has made its own arrangements for a supply and 
pastor. 

2d. The Davie and Guilford charges have alread}'^ been brought to 
the attention of Synod, and need no further consideration. 
Respectfully submitted, 

B. S. BROWN, 
JOSHUA BOON, 
W. KIMBALL. 



MINUTES OF THE NOETH CAROLINA SYNOD. 19 

Report of Delegate to Tennessee Synod. 

Your delegate to Tennessee Synod reports that he did not, on account 
of physical disability, attend the meeting of that body, but sent a letter 
conveying the greetings of this Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. CONE. 
The following resolutions were passed : 

Resolved, That Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., Rev. S. Rothrock, and Rev. 
W. J. Smith, be constituted an executive committee on Home Missions. 

Besolved, That this Synod heartily endorses the new church enterprise 
in Concord, N. C, and commend it to the favorable regard of all our 
churches, North and South. 

Resolved, That the delegates to the General Synod South be allowed 
the privilege to vote as tbey please, on the re-connection or re-union of the 
General Synod South with the General Synod North, in case that subject 
should be brought up. 

Resolved, That the Chairman of the Executive Committee on Home 
Missions of this Synod open correspondence with the Presidents of the 
Theological Seminaries at Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Salem, with a 
view to procure young men, who are regular graduates or about to grad- 
uate, to work in the mission fields within the bounds of the N. C. Synod ; 
and, if necessary, to pay the traveling expenses of such ministers to N. C. 

The report of the committee appointed by Synod to pre- 
pare a blank form for Parochial Reports was read, received, 
and adopted. 

Report of Committee. 

Your committee, appointed to lay before Synod a form for Parochial 
Reports, would respectfully suggest the following plan : 

First, that 500 blank reports, 350 of each kind, to-wit, one called the 
Parochial report, the other called the Financial report, be printed at the 
expense of Synod, and that the same be kept by the Secretary, and copies 
of the same be furnished from time to time to the pastors to enable them 
to properly furnish Synod their reports. 

Respectfully submitted, F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

L. A. BIKLE, 
G. D. BERNHEIM. 
The Eeport of the Committee on the State of the Church 
was read, received, and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 2. 

Your Committee, to whom was assigned the duty of making a report 
on the "State of Religion" in our Synod, have gleaned from the reports 



20 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

read and received the following impressions, whicli they submit, with re- 
spect, as their report : 

1. All congregations and charges supplied with pastors are in a spirit- 
ual condition which although in many respects is not as it should be, nev- 
ertheless is very encouraging and hope-inspiring. 

2. That the complaints of lack of family prayer, etc., are local in their 
nature, and that in the Committee's opinion they can and should be over- 
come by the pastors, where such lack of Christian duty is to be found. 

3. That the reports submitted, in most instances, speak encouraging- 
ly of the growth of liberality in giving to benevolent objects and church 
purposes, showing increased attendance upon the means of gi-ace and in- 
dicating a heart-felt interest in God's cause. 

4. That the most of the reports refer rather to the temporal concerns 
of our congregations instead of their spiritual status and development or 
deficiences. 

5. That there is a lack of system in the reports, and that no report 
whatever concerning the state or gi'owth of piety, in any of our institu- 
tions, has been submitted to the committee, and as it is the duty of no one 
specially to do so, and as system in all things lightens the burdens of work 
and economizes time, your committee would recommend that hereafter the 
following order should be observed in reporting : 1. Attendance upon the 
various means of grace, such as public worship, the attention paid thereto, 
and observance of the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper; 2. 
Giving the uumber in the increase of membership by confiniiation, from 
other churches, and by restoration, as well as loss in membership, the con- 
dition of the S. S., and catechetical class; 3. The increase or decrease in 
financial contributions for benevolent objects and to church purposes ; 4. 
Items of special signification or miscellaneous matter, as special services 
held, questions on church troubles, etc.; 5. Growth or decline of spiritual 
life and indications of piety ; 6. That the Presidents of each of our insti- 
tutions be required to report to Synod on the religious condition of the 
students in our schools of learning ; 7. That the above be printed with the 
Standing Resolutions of Synod. 

Respectfully, F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

R. W. PETREA, 
R. M. BLACKWELDER- 
Resolved^ Tliat Albemarle and Mount Carmel Churches be connected 
with the Female Seminary at Mt. Pleasant, provided the services of a 
minister be obtained as principal, and such arrangements be agreeable to- 
said principal. 

The Eeport of the Committee on Finance was read, re- 
ceived, and adopted. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 21 

Report of Committee No. 9. 

Your Committee report that they have examined the Treasurer's Re- 
port, and found it correct. They also report the following contributions 
for Synodical purposes : 
Rev. 8. Rothrock's Charge : 

Organ Church— Class D $ 15 10 

Ebenezer Church— Class C 15 30 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau's Charge : 

St. Paul's Church— Class A 75 90 

Rev. R. W. Petrea's Charge : 

St. John's Church— Class D 54 55 

Mt. Olive Church— " 8 00 

Rev. W. A. Julian's Charge : 

Sandy Creek Church— Class D 13 GO 

Pilgrim's Church— Class B 10 09 

Reformation ChUrch — Class D 5 00 

Lexington Church — Class A 5 00 

Lebanon Church — Class D 1 41 

Rev. B. S. Brown's Charge : 

Luther's Chapel— Class D 20 00 

Centre Grove Church— Class A 12 00 

Rev. E. P. Parker's Charge / 

Shiloh Church— Class D 2 00 

Nazareth Church— " 2 60 

Rev. V. R. Stickley's Charge : 

Salem Church-Class D 16 80 

St. Luke's Church— Class A 17 10 

Grace Church— Class A 27 00 

Rev. J. A. Linn's Charge : 

Hickory Church— Class A 9 60 

Newton Church— " 2 10 

Rev. R. L. Brown's Charge : 

Union Church— Class D 7 76 

Christiana Church— " 3 00 

Rev. W. J. Smith's Charge : 

St. John's Church— Class A 45 60 

Rev. H. M. Brown's Charge : 

St. Michael's Church— Class D 10 00 

St. Paul's Church— " 5 00 

Rev. J. B. Davis' Charge : 

Church of the Holy Trinity— Class A 30 00 



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MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



Rev. J. L. Buck's Charge : 

Freiden's Church— Class D 39 84 

Macedonia Church — " 5 30 

St. Paul's Church— " '. 4 86 

Rev. S. T. Hallman's Charge: 

St. James Church— Class A 46 50 

Mt. Herman Church— Class D 4 00 

Coldwater Church— " 7 00 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker's Charge : 

St. Mark's Church— Class A 18 CO 

Rev. W. Kimball's Charge : 

Albemarle Churcb—ClassA; Bethel and St. Stephen'sChurcbes 

—Class D, paid ,.. 24 20 

Rev. W. A. Lutz's Charge : 

St. Enoch's Church— Class D 15 00 

Trinity Church— Class B 20 40 

Concordia Church— Class D .^ 5 00 

Rev. J. D. Koontz, (colored)— Class D 1 25 

Vacant Churches : 

St. Peter's Church— Class D 10 00 

St. Matthew's Church— " 10 00 

Luther's Church— " 5 00 

St. Paul's Church— " 12 65 

Bethel Church— " 12 50 

Total received $633 31 

We have paid over to the Treasurer these funds and taken bond for 
the same. 

We received from Union Church $50 00, and from Christiana Church 
$22 50, their respective assessment for College debt, which will be paid 
over to the Treasurer of N. C. College. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. G. HEILIG, 

C. T. BERNHARDT, 

H. G. MILLER, 

It was moved, that the Finance Coniraittee be required 
to chissif'y the congTegatioiis accoidiug to the schedule adopt- 
ed at the last meeting' of S^>■llod. 

The following resolution passed : 

Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to tender the thanks of 
Synod to the people of Concord for the generous and open-hearted hospi- 
tality extended theme;nbers of Synod during the meeting of Synod. 

On ]notion, the officers of Synod were appointed a com- 
mittee to hold a colloquium with W. J. D. Scherer, and if 



. MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 23 

found worthy, he be encouraged to attend Mt. Pleasant Col- 
lege and be sustained there by the Synod. 

Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod, shall 
execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, with in- 
terest, tlie amounts as severally received by him during the prosecution of 
his studies; in the event he voluntarily abandons the active work of the 
ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denomination, before the ex- 
piration of seven years faithful service — such seven years faithful service 
as a Lutheran minister to be considered a cancelling of his bonds. 

The Eeport on Conferential Proceedings was read, re- 
ceived, and adopted. 

' Report of Committee No. 6. 

Your Committee has examined the Conferential Proceedings and find 
nothing tliat requires the attention of Synod. 

Respectiully submitted, R. W. PETREA, 

J. B. ANTHONY. 
D. J. GOODxMAN. 

On motion, Synod adjourned to meet at 8 o'clock, and 
continue in session until final adjournment. 
Prayer by Eev. T. H. Strohecker. 

nsriisrTia: sessiokt. 

Saturday, 8 P. M., May G, 1882. 

Synod convened. Prayer by Eev. W. J. Smith. 

The regular order of business was, on motion, suspended. 

An election to other ecclesiastical bodies resulted as fol- 
lows: 

To S. C. Synod— Rev. S. T. Hallman, Principal ; Rev. T. H. Stro- 
hecker, Alternate. 

To Tennessee Synod — Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., Principal; Rev. W. 
Kimball, Alternate. 

Col. P. ]^r. Heilig was elected a member of the Board of 
Trustees of E". C. College. 

The Eev. W. H. Cone having resigned as a member of 
the Board of Trustees ofK C. College, Eev. T.H. Strohecker 
was elected to fill the vacancy. 

The Eev. W. H. Cone having resigned as a member of 
the Board of Trustees of Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, 
Eev. J. S. Heilig was elected to fill the vacancy. 



2^ MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



The following resokitions were passed: 

Resolved, That when this Synod adjourns, it stands adjourned to meet 
in St. Stephen's Church, Cabarrus County, at 10 o'clock, A. M., on Wednes- 
day before the first Sunday in May, 1883. 

Resolved, That 1500 copies of the Minutes be printed. 

Resolved, That an order be drawn on the Treasury for $10.00, as a 
slight recognition for the services rendered by the Secretary, and the same 
be paid him. 

Resolved, That an order be given on the Treasury for $30.00 for the 
colored Missionary, and that the same amount be refunded to the Treas- 
ury of Synod by the Treasurer of the Eastern Conference. 

No other business appearing, and the minutes^ having 
been read and confirmed, Synod adjourned to meet at time 
and place fixed upon. The President closed Synod according 
to the prescribed order in Book of Worship. 

W. J. SMITH, Secretary. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 



President— Key. S. T. HALLMAN, Concord, K C. 
Rec. Sec— " W. J. SMITH, Salisbury, N. C. 
CoE. " — " L. A. BIKLE, D. D., Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Teeasueer— Col. P. N. HEILIG, Salisbury, N. C. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 



The 80th Annual Meeting of the Evan&elical Lutiieean Synod of 
NoETH Carolina, will be held in St. Stephen's Church, Cabarrus County, 
N. C, beginning on Wednesday before the First Sunday in May, 1883, i j 
at 10 A. M. ' < 



/a/' 



MINUTES 



OF THK 



EIGHTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THK 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



Synod and Ministerium, 



lOliTK CAJiOLIIA, 



HELD IX 



St. Stephen's Church, Cabarrus County, N. C, 

^Beginiiir g Wedviesday^ May 2, 288^. 



NEWBERRY, S. C. : 
Printed at the Office of Lutheran Visitor. 

1S83. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



EIGHTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

Synod and Ministerium, 



OF 



NOKTH CAROLINA, 



HELD ly 



St. Stephen's Church, Cabarrus Couuty, N. C, 

CBeginnirg Wednesday, May 2, i88j. 



NEWBERRY, S. C. : 
Printed at the Office of Lutheran Visitor. 

1883. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Coun- 
cils the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary 
by assessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, 
Chapter vi, Section 3. the Church Councils be instructed to require 
every member of the Church, to contribute to the support of the 
Gospel, except such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no Minister in connnection with this Synod 
shall be allowed to take charge of vacant congregations until they 
shall have satisfactorily met their obligations with their former 
Pastor. 

4 Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed l)y the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recognition of the presence of Minis- 
ters, not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their 
names in the minutes as having been in attendance upon the ses- 
sions of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend, that in each case when a Pas- 
tor administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite of Confirma- 
tion, a Certificate be given. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, 
with interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the 
prosecution of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons 
the active work of the ministry, is deposed, or unites with another 
denomination, before the expiration of seven years' faithful service 
— such seven years' faithful service as a Lutheran minister to be 
considered a canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, 
in any of our institutions, has been submitted to the committee, 
and as it is the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in 
all things lightens the burdens of work and economizes time, your 
committee would recommend that hereafter the following order 
should be observed in reporting : 1 Attendance upon the various 
means of grace, such as public worship, the attention paid thereto, 
and observance of the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Sup- 
per. 2. Giving the number in the increase of membership by con- 
firmation, from other churches, and by restoration, as well as loss 
in membership, the condition of the S. S.. and catechetical class. 
3. The increase or decrease in financial contributions tor benevo- 
lent objects and to church purposes. 4. Items of special significa- 
tion or miscellaneous matter, as special services held, questions on 
church troubles, etc. 5. (Growth or decline of spiritual life and in- 
dications of piety. 6. That the Presidents of each of our institu- 
tions be required to report to Synod on the religious condition of 
the students in our schools of learning. 



•MIN'TJTES. 

The Eightieth Annual Convention of the Evan- 
gelical Lutheran North Carolina Synod was held in 
St. Stephen's Church, Cabarrus Co., N. C, beginning 
Wednesday, May 2nd, 1883. 

The opening sermon was preached by the President, 
Bev. S. T. Hallman, from John 6 : 28-29. 
Synodical Business. 
FIRST SESSION. 
After the sermon and a suitable intermission for re- 
freshments, the Synod was regularly opened, and the 
Ministers and Lay-Delegates enrolled. 

Ministers. 

Names Post Officios. Entered 

Ministry. 

1 Rev. J. B. Anthony Mt. Pleasant, N. C 

2. " S. Rothrock Gfold Hill, 

3. " J. B. Davis, D. D Mt. Pleasant, 

4 " (t. D. Bernheim, D. D.. Charlotte, 

5 " J.S.Heilig* ...Concord, 

6. " W.A.Julian Lexington, 

7 '• W H Cone* New Market, Va 1858 

8'. " L. A. Bikle, D. D China Grove, N. C 18-59 

9. " W.Kimball >ali8bury, •' 1859 

10. " J. D. Shireyf Bear Poplar, '' 18b0 

11. " G-. F. Schaeffert Mt. Pleasant, '' 18bl 

12. " A. D. L. Moserf Brick Church, " 18t>3 

13. " W. R Ketchie*. . . . .Kappa, " 18<>8 

14. " J. H. Fesperman* .Troutman, " 1868 

15. " R.L.Brown .Rockwell, " 1868 

16. " S. T. Hallman Concord, " 1868 

17. " E.P.Parker, ..Rural Hall, " 1871 

18. " H.M.Brown Troutman, '' 1873 

19. " P. E. Zink* Linwood, " 1873 

20. " V. R.Stickley Salisbury, " ' "'^^It 

21. " F. W. E. Peschau Wilmington, " 187^ 

22. " R W. Petrea Concord, " 1876 

23. " W. A. Lutz .Enochville, " ■ ■ ■ ■'^^H 

24. " J.A.Linn Gold Hill, " 1877 

25. " B.S.Brown China Grove, '' 1878 

26. " J. L. Buck Gibsonville, '' 1878 

27. " D. J. Koontz, (col.) Lexington. " ••■qq? 

28. " T. H. Strohecker Salisbury, " 1881 

29. '' T. S. Brownf Charlotte, '' ■ 

*Absent. fReceived at this meeting 



1832 
1833 
1834 
1849 
1851 
1857 



.1881 



4 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Lay-Delegates. 

Names. Pastoral Chakgk. 

J. M. Eddleman „Rev. S. Rothrock's. 

Hon. H. C. McCalister ' Dr. Davis'. 

Philip Lopp " W.A.Julian's. 

D. W. Hunicutt • . " VV- Kimball's. 

Henry Peeler " R. L. Brown's. 

Georgfe Winecoff " S. T. Halluian's. 

V. I. Beck " E. P. Parker's. 

A. D. Troutman ' H. M. Brown's. 

M. A Bost " J. D Shirey's. 

J. W. Bostian " G. F. Schaeffer's. 

Millon M. Wrightsel " A. D. L. Moser's. 

Henderson Brown "' V. R. Stickley's. 

J. F Rulfs*. " F. W. E. Peschau's. 

Aaron Ritchie — " R. W. Petrea's. 

L. L. Fi.-^her " W. A. Lutz's. 

W. H. Barnhart " B.S.Brown's. 

G. L. Greeson " J. L. Buck's. 

W. P. Phifer, (col.) " D. J. Koontz's, (col.) 

Pinekney Cauble " T. H. Strohecker's. 

Capt. W. A. Barrier " T. S. Brown's. 

*Not present. 

The President read his annual report, which was re- 
ceived to be referred to the proper committee. 

President's Report. 

Dkak Brethren : Grace be unto you, and peace from God our 
Father, and from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and from the 
Holy Ghost. Amen. 

And now, grateful to God for the blessings already received, joy- 
ful in the associations of this hour, and encouraged by the hopeful 
future before us, let us lift up our hearts in praise to the "King 
eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God," and, in reliance 
upon Him, press forward to the work before us, assured, if faithful 
to the end, that we shall obtain the victory and the crown. 

The followiiiLg are the official acts of my term ot office as your 
President : 

Resignations. — September 30, 1882, Rev. T. H. Strohecker notified 
me that, after mature deliberation, he had resigned St. Mark's Lu- 
theran Church of Charlotte, N C- 

January 29, 1883, Rev. J. A, Linn wrote me that he had resigned 
the Catawba Mission, resignation to take effect May 1, 1883. 

Calls Accepted.— On the ::JOth of September, 1882, Rev. T. H. Stro- 
hecker informed me that he had accepted a call to St. Peter's 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 5 

charge and entered upon the work under favorable eircunivstances. 

November 11, 1882, Re%'. J. D. Shirey, of the S. C. Synod, notified 
me that he had accepted a call to 8t. Luke's pastorate and had en- 
tered upon the work there. On the same date this brother's hon- 
orable dismissal from the S C. Synod was received, and he desires 
to be fully connected with our Synod. 

March ^0. 1883. Rev. A. D. L. Moser informed me that he had hc- 
cepted a call to the Guilford pastorate, his pastoral year having^ 
begun February 18. 1883. 

March 26, 1883, Rev. T. S. Brown informed me that he had 
accepted a call to St. Mark's, Charlotte, N. C, as a supply De- 
cember 10, 1882. This brother was on April 1. 1883, elected pastor, 
and is now ready for installation 

Rev G. F SchaeflFer accepted a call to Albemarle and Mt. Carmel 

Churches on , and is actively engaged in the Master's work 

among us. 

Installations. — Rev. F. W. E Peschau was installed on May 21, 
1882, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wilminston. N. C, 
Revs. L. A. Bikle, D. D., and F. W. Conrad, D.vD., officiating. 

May 28. 1882, Rev. T. H. Strohecker was duly installed pastor of 
St. Mark's. Charlotte. N. C, the services being performed by Revs. 
P. W. E. Peschau and F W. Conrad. D. D. 

On the 18th of June. 1882. Rev. V. R. Stickley was installed pas- 
tor of Bethel charge. Revs. L A. Bikle, D. D., and W. A. Lutz offi- 
ciating. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey was installed as pastf)r of St. Luke's, Salem 
and rirrace Churches November 26, 1882, Revs. V. R. Stickley and 
W. J. Smith officiating. 

Corner-Stone Laying. — The corner-stone of the new St. James' 
Church, Concord. N. C, Rev. S. T. Hallman. pastor, was laid June 
14, 1882. by Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., assisted by Rev. T. H. Stro- 
hecker and the pastor. A very interesting and instructive address 
was delivered by Dr L. A. Bikle to an appreciative audience. 

The corner-stone of Salem Church was laid September 16, 1882, 
by Revs. W. A Lutz and V. R. Stickley. 

On the 7th of April, 1883, the corner-stone of the new St. Peter's 
Church was laid by Rev.s. S. Rothrock and T. H. Strohecker. 

Dedications. — Christ Church, Rowan County, was soleumly dedi- 
cated to the Triune Grod on the 17th of December, 1882, by Rev. J. 
B. Davis, D. D.. assisted by Rev. W. J. Smith. Dr. Davis preached 
the sermon. 

Bethel Church was dedicated April 29, 1883, by Rev. J. B. Davis, 
D. D., assisted by Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

Prosperity Church, Cabarrus County, Rev. R. W. Petrea, pastor, 
was consecrated April 29, 1883, Dr. L. A. Bikle officiating. 

Concordia Church, Rev. W. A. Lutz, pastor, was set apart to the. 



6 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



service of God April 29. 1883, by Rev. W. A. Lutz, assisted by Rev 
G. D. Bernheim, D. D., Rev. Prof. H. Dysin^fer and Rev, S. T 
Halliiian, the sermon being: preached by the latter 

Dismissions. — February 15, 1883, an honorable dismission wa! 
granted Rev. E. A. Wingard to enable him to unite with the South 
Carolina Synod. 

March 30, 1883. Rev. W. J. Smith was honorably dismissed frou: 
this Synod that he might connect himself with the Southwest Vir 
ginia Synod. 

Church Institutions. — North Carolina College and Mt. Pleasant 
Female Seminary are commended to the careful consideration ol 
this body, with the earnest hope that such action will be taken an 
is necessary to make the College a complete success. Should we 
be unable to do this then close its classic doors foi'ever. 

Thanksgiving and Historical Reminiscences. — In obedience to a 
petition signed by twenty-two clerical members of this Synod, 1 
have appointed Thursday, May 3(i, 1883, of our present Session as 
a day for Thanksgiving to God for His mercies and blessings to oui 
Church, and for ^le hearing of Historical Reminiscences, this ser- 
vice to be held at such hour as the Synod in convention may deter- 
mine In view of their long and faithful services in the cause ol 
the Master, and their qualification for the ta k. Revs. J. B. Antho 
ny and Samuel Rothroek are appointed as the principal speakers, 
Rev. Rothroek to present the Germanic side and Rev. Anthony the 
English or American phase of our Church and Synodical history; 
and developmeet. 

The idea, though a new one in our Synod, is certainly quite pleas- 
ing and reflects great credit upon the brethren who have suggested 
it. 

And now, dear brethren, grateful for the honor conferred on me, 
thanking each one of you for your kindness, and praying God's 
grace and blessing upon you all, I return th>i trust committed to 
my hands. 

Affectionately yours in Vionds of Christian love, 

S. T. HALLMAN, 
Pres. N. C. Synod. 

The foUowinjr officers were elected for the ensuing 
year • 

Rev. S. T. Hallman President. 

Rev. J. A. Linn , Rec. Secretary. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau Cor. Secretary. 

Col. P. N. Heilig Treasurer. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey, having presented an honorablel 
dismissal from the Ev. Luth. S C. Synod, was, on 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 7 

motion, unanimously received as a metnberof Synod and 
his name entered upon the roll. 

Rev. T. S. Brown, having presented a letter of honora- 
ble dismissal from the Ev. Luth. S. W. Va. Synod, was, 
on motion, unanimously received as a member of Synod 
and his name enrolled. 

Revs. Dr. T. W. Dosh. N. Aldrich and W. C. Schaeffer, 
visiting brethren of our beloved Zion, were, by resolution, 
received as advisory members of Synod. 

Revs. A. D. L. Moser and Prof. Holmes Dysinger. be- 
ing present, were, on motion, received as advisory mem- 
bers. 

The standing committees were announced by the Presi- 
dent as follows : 

Standing Committees. 

1. President's Report— Rev. L. A.'Bikle. D. D.. Rev. 
W. Kimball and George Winecoff. 

2. State of the Church— Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, Rev. 
R. L. Brown and J. M. Eddleman. 

3. Church iNstitutioas — Rev. B. S. Brown. Rev. E. P. 
Parker and W. H. Barn hart. 

4. Missions— Rev. G. D. Bernheim. D. D.. Rev. V. R. 
Stickley and M. A. Bost. 

5. Unfinished Business — Rev. J. D. Shirey, Rev. R. W. 
Petrea and Milloia M. Wrightsel. 

(■). Proceedings of Conferences — Rev. W. A. Lutz, Rev. 
B. S. Brown and A. D. Troutman. 

7. Petitions— Rev. J. L. Buck. Rev. H. M. Brown and 
V. I. Beck. 

8. Vacancies — Rev. W. A. Julian, Rev. T. 8. Brown 
and Henderson Brown. 

it. Finance — G. L. Gieeson, Aaron Ritchie and Henry 
Peeler. 

10. Pastoral Districts— R^.v. H. M. Brown. Rev. S. 
Rothrock and Piiilip Lopp. 

The leports of the Presidents of the College and Semi- 
nary Boards were now read, which were received and 
refen-ed to the Committee on Church Institutions. 



8 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Reports on the State of the Cliurch were read by the 
various pastors of Synod. 

On motion, time was extended certain pastors for mak- 
ing more systematic reports on the State of the Church. 

Synod adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 9 
o'clock. Benediction by the Secretary. 

SECOND SESSION. 

Thursday, o A. M.. May 3d. 1883. 

Synod convened, with devotional exei'cises by Rev. S. 
Rothrock. 

The roll was called and the minutes read and adopted. 

Reports on the State of the Church were resumed. [ 

Rev G. F. Schaefifer, having present<-d a letter of hon- j 
orable dismissal from the Ev. Luth. Pittsburg Synod, was, \ 
on motion, unanimouslj' received as a member of Synod 1 
and his name enrolled. 

The Treasurer's report was now read, which was re- 
ceived and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Treasurer's Report. 

SaI.isbury, N. C. May 1st, 188>]. 
P. N. UEILIO iv account ivHh the Ev. lAUheran Synod of N. O. 
1883. Dr. 

May 6, To Aiut. received from Fiiuinee Couuuittee $040 H4 

"" 6. •' in handt^ of Treasurer 1^81 11 ,*)U 

" ;5I», •' Rrv. R. W. Petrea 30 7.") 

' :'>0, " Rev. J. A. Linn, Newton 2 lO 

• $(374 1»9 
1883. Ch. 

Mav (i, Bv Auit. paid Rev. W. A. Julian $300 00 

"' C. ■ • •■ •' W. Kimball 50 00 

" 27, " '• •• E. P. Parker 50 00 

" 37. " '• Exp's on same ••■ • 15 

July 17, By Amt. paid Rev. W. J. Smith, Print- 
in;;' Minutes (54 00 

Aug. 1, Bv Amt. paid Rev. J. A. Li'in 50 00 

Sept. 13, " ' •• " D. J. Koontz. icoPd) 35 00 
Nov. 15, '' " •' D. J. Koontz. (fOl\.) 35 00 
Dec. 1, '' •• •• J. A. Linn 70 00 

188;^. 

Jan. 8, Bv Amt. i)aid Rev. E. P. Parker 5i 00 

Feb. 30. ' " " " D. J. Kooiitz, (co". 50 00 

Apr. 7, " ' " S. T. Hallman 3 00 

• 11, " •' '■ S. kotlirock IS 05 

May 1, Cash in hands of Treasurer. 30 10 

$()T4 00 — mU f"9 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA. SYNOD. 



Salisbury, N. C, May 1st, 1883. 
P. N. HEILIG in account with Seminary Fund's 2nd Chair Prof., 

Rev. T. W. Dosh's Salary. 
1882. I>R- 

Nov, 13, To Auit. rpceived from Holy Trinity S 8 10 

" 14. ■' " " St. Luke's 6 00 

" 14, " " " Bethel 6 00 

- 30, " " " St. Paul's 6 00 

Dec. 9. " " " Grace 5 00 

9, " " " St. John's, Salisbury 10 00 

" 12, •' '' '• Salem 4 40 

" 15, " " " Hickory 2 40 

St. Michael's 10 00 

Knochville. 29 00 

Bethel and Mt. Olive 4 42 

Union 12 00 

'' " " Christiana 5 TO 

" " Luther Chapel and Centre 

(ifrove 21 00 



1883. 




Jan. 


1, 


" 


33, 


Feb. 


1, 


Apr. 


13, 




13, 



130 02 



1882. 

Dec. 22, By Amt. paid Rev. T. W. Dosh 

1883. 

'Apr. 23, " " Rev. T. W. Dos^h 

Mav 1, '• " Kev. T. W. Dosh 



Cr 




47 90 


61 


12 


21 


00 



S130 02 — $130 02 
Tlie Coinrnitree on Blank Forms for Parv)chial and 
Fiiitiiicial Reports now i-ead its report, w'.iich was re- 
€eivefl and adopted, and the c )st ordereil to \)' paid. 
Parochial and Financial Blank Reports. 

In compliance with the requestof the Secretary and the directions 
of the President of Synod, to attend -as Chairman of the Commit- 
tee oil the form and make-up of the blank parochial and finanoial 
reports— to the printiij? of the same, as per resolution of Synod, 
(paye 19, last year's Minutes.) I would report : 

1. That the matter has been attended to as prescribed, to-wit : 
350 of each kind — ,i> subiuitt-d to Syiio I for inspection— have been 
printed and put into the Secretary's care. 

2. That the bid for pi-intint? the same (called •'rule- work" amoiiff 
printer.-;) is herewith sul)mitt^d and calls for !?i4.J(i, which sum I 
tru-t wid now be paid uie. I havin.? paid the same about two 
months ai^fo. Respectfully. 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 



10 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

■ 

The report of Committee on Proceedings of Conferences 
was read and received to be considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 6. 

Your Committee on Conferential proceedings would report thd 
following: | 

1st. The Western Conference had three meetings during the year. 
Nothing of importance was transacted at the first meeting, except 
a discussion on Confirmation and the voting of $25 to our colored 
Missionary, Rev. D. J. Koontz. At the second meeting N.C. College 
and our Female Seminary engaged the attention of Conference and 
it pledged support to these institutions. At the third meeting! 
nothing transpired requiring the attention of this Synod. 

2nd. The Eastern Conference likewise had three meetings duririg 
the year. In the minutes of the first and second meetings nothing 
is found claiming the attention of this body. At the third meeting 
however the Home Mission work was discussed, and there being 
loud cries for help from Mooresville and other points Conference 
determined to begin the Mission work at that point and support it un- 
til Synod could suppoi't it; and hence authorized Rev. W. A. Lutz to 
employ a suital)le missionary as soon as possible and locate him at! 
Mooresville. We would recommend that this action of the Eastern' 
Conference be approved by Synod, and that the proper moral and 
pecuniary support be given at this session to make the efforts of 
Conference the more successful in this laudable enterprise. 

W. A. LUTZ. 
T. S. BR' >WN. 
A. D. TROUTMAN. 

The time for divine service having arrive<i Synod took; 
a recess subject to the call of the President. 

The hour usually devoted to divine service was made 
the occasion of special Thanksgiving service and the 
presentation of Historical Reminiscences, by appoint- 
ment of the President. Rev. S. Rothrock giving its Ger- 
manic and Rev. J. B. .Anthony its -^.merican or English 
phase of development. 

The exercises wei-e concluded by the pr-esentaticm to 
our aged fathers — Revs, Rothrock ajid Anthony — each a 
gold-head cane, tokens of the esteem in which they are 
held by their brethren of the Synod, for long and faithful 
services in tbe cause of the Divine Master. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. IL 

THIRD SESSION. 

Thursday, 2 P. M., May 3d, 1883. 

Synod convened. 

Prayer by Rev. W. C. Schaeffer. 

Rev. J. J. Soberer. President of our General Synod, be- 
ing present, was, ort motion, received as au advisory 
member of Synod. 

Rev. Mr. Gurley, of the German Reformed Church, 
and Rev. C. J. Curtis, of the Protestant Episcopal Church 
being present, were, on motion, invited to seats within 
the bar of Synod. 

The report of Committee on Proceedings of Confer- 
ences was resumed. 

Item 1, adopted. 
. Item 2, adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

The report of Delegates to the General Synod was read, 
which was received to be considered by items. 

Report of the Delegates to the General Syuod. 

The Greneral Synod of the Evangelical Lutherar Church in the 
South convened in Charlotte, N. C, May 25th-30th, 1882, at which 
the North CaroUna Synod was fully represented. Its meetings were 
characterized with commendable harmony and great activity in 
laboring for the upbuilding of the Church and its institutions. 
That portion of its transactions which specially claims our atten- 
tion at this time is the Theological Seminary, Foreign Missions and 
the Richmond Mission. 

The Theological Seminary has two professors, one of whom, 
Rev. Dr. Repass, is supported entirely by the S. C. Synod ; the 
second professor, Rev. Dr. Dosh, who is at present in our midst, is 
supported by the other Synods connected with the General Synod, 
of which oxir Synod has to raise an annual quota of $825. 

Concerning' Foreign Missions the following resolutions were 
passed : 'That a committee of one from each District Synod shall 
be appoinved to constitute the Committee on Foreign Missions, 
whose duty it shall be to raise funds for the support of a missionary 
to the foreign field, said funds to be contributed through the 
Treasurers of said District Synods to the Central Conuuittee on 
Missions, the Central Committee to forward the same to that Gen- 
eral Board with whom this Synod shall co-operate.'' 

2nd. "That the Central Connnittee on Missions be authorized to 
select aud sustain a Missionary in the foreign field, through the 



19 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Mission Board of the Greneral Svnod North, to be known as our 
Missionary." Committee on Foreign Missions consists of Revs- 
W. C. Schaeffer, L. G. M. Miller. E. T. Horn, S. T. Hallman and 
W. A. Ti^^ner. 

Richmond Mission. — "The North Carolina Synod, through their 
delegation, expressed their interest in the success of the Richmond 
Mission, and cordially invited the missionary, Rev. W. C. Schaeffer, 
to make a canvass of the Synod, promising the heartv co-operation 
of the pastors in the effort to raise funds for the liquidation of the 
unprovided debt of the Mission." Rev. Schaeffer is now in our 
midst and knows full well how to make the wants and prospects 
of the Richmond Mission known to us. 

Ct. d. bernheim, 

Chairman. 
L. A. BIKLE. 
S. T. HALLMAN. 
V. R. STICKLEY. 
W. A. BARRIER. 
W. J. SMITH. 
J. A. FISHER. 
P. N. HEILia. 
1). R. HOOVER. 
JACOB DULS. 
Item I. adopted. 
Item i. adopted. 

Item ;;. ari(>pted an(i the f(»ll(»\ving- resolutions passed r 

Rtaolctd, That we assume to pay fl.oOO of the debt of Richmond 

Mission, and that we pay the same in three annual installments, 

!|3:>l;{8io per year, with interest on balance due from year to year. 

Resolctd That a committee of three be appoi ted to apportion 

said amount to the several charge.- of Synod. 

Coinmirtee ; Kev. V. K. Stickley. Kev. Dr. L. A.. Bikle 
and Rev. B. S. Brown. 

Report adopted as a vvhole. 

Synod adjourned till to-morrow 9 A. M. Prayer by 
Rev. B. S. Bi-own. 

FOURTH SESSION. 

Friday, rt A. M., May Uh, 1883. 

Synod met. 

Prayer by Rev. W. A. Julian. 

Tlie roll was called and tiie minutes read and adopted. 
The leport of Committee on Vacancies was read. The 
report was received to be considered by items. 



MINUTES OF THE NOETH CAEC L NA SYNOP. L? 

Report of Committee No. 8. 

Your Coiuiiiittee on Vacancies would submit the following report ; 
1st. The church in Salisbury has recently been made vacant by 
the resignation of the Rev. W. J. Smith. Your connnittee recom- 
mend that the President of Synod be requested to advise with the 
council of said church at an early day with reference to a speedy 
supply of that pastorate. 

2nd. Is the Catawba charge lately vacated by Rev. J. A. Linn. 
We recommend that the churches of this charge be supplied with 
preaching by the ministers of the Eastern Conference until the 
services of a regular pastor are secured. 

3d. St. Matthew's Church in Davie Couity, with a new church 
in Rowan County, are supplied by Rev. H. M. Brown. We recom- 
mend that this arrangement be continued for the present year. 
Your Committee know of no other vacancies. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. A. JULIAN. 
T. S. BROWN. 
HENDERSON BROWN. 

Item 1, adopted. 

Item 2, deferred till after report of Joint Committee. 
Item 3, adopted. 

The report of committee on Richmond Mission appor- 
tionment was now read and received to be considered. 

Report of Committee on Richmond Mission Apportion- 
ment. 

Your Committee appointed to apportion to the churches the 
$1,0J0 voted to the Richmond Mission would report as follows : 
Rev. S. Rothrock's Charge : 

Organ Church - $ 25 00 

Ebenezer Church 25 00 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau's Charge : 

St. Paul's Church 100 00 

Rev. R. W. Petrea's Charge : 

St. John's Church 75 00 

Prosperity Church 10 00 

Rev. W. A. Julian's Charge : 

Sandy Creek Church 25 00 

Pilgrim ('hurch 15 00 

Reformation Church 15 00 

Lexington Church 5 00 

Lebanon Church 5 00 



14 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Rev. B. S. Brown's Charge : 

Luther Chapel 40 00 

Centre Grrove Church 20 00 

Rev. E. P. Parker's Charge : 

Nazareth Church 10 00 

Hopewell Church 5 00 

Bethany Church 5 00 

Rev V. R. Stickley's Charge : 

Bethel Church 20 00 

St. Paul's Church 30 00 

Christ Church 10 00 

Rev. R. L. Brown's Charge : 

Union Church. 22 50 

Christiana Church 13 50 

St. John's Church, Salisbury 60 00 

Rev. H M. Brown's Charge ; 

St. Michael's Church 30 00 

St. Paul'sChurch 10 00 

St. Matthew's Church 15 00 

Providence Church 5 00 

Rev. Dr. J. B. Davis' Charge : 

Church of the Holy Trinity 25 00 

Rev. J. L. Buck's Charge : 

Frieden's Church 70 00 

Macedonia Church 12 50 

St. Paul's Church 17 50 

Rev. S. T. Hallman's Charge : 

St. James' Church 50 00 

Coldwater Church 10 00 

Mt. Hermon Church 10 00 

Rev. T. S. Brown's Charge : 

St. Mark's Church 15 00 

Rev. W. Kimball's Charge . 

Bethel Church 15 00 

St. Stephen's Church 10 00 

Mt. Olive Church 10 00 

Rev. W- A. Lutz's Charge : 

St Enoch's Church 40 00 

Trinity Church 30 00 

Concordia Church 20 00 

Mooresville 5 00 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 15 



Rev. T. H. Strohecker's Charge : 

St. Matthew's Church • ^^ ^ 

St. Peter's Church 20 00 

Luther's Church • • • ^^ ^^ 

Rev. G. F. Schaeffer's Charge : 

Albemarle Church ^ ^^ 

Mt. Carmel Church ■ ^ ^ 

Rev. D. J. Koontz, (col'd) : 

Concord Mission, (col'd) • 1^^^ 

Respectfully submitted, 

V.R. STICKLEY. 
B. S. BROWN. 
L. A. BIKLE. 

Report adopted. 

The hour for divine service having arrived Synod took 
a recess subject to the call of the President. Prayer by 
Rev. W. C. Schaeffer. 

Rev. W. A. Lutz preached from Exod. I4 : 15. 

FIFTH SESSION. 

Friday, 2 P. M., May 4th, 1883. 

Synod convened. 

Prayer by Dr. Dosh.. 

The report of Committee on Missions was now read and 
received to be considered by items. 

Resolved, That PtatesviUe and Mooresville be constituted a mis- 
sion field to be served by Rev. V. R. Stickley, whose salary shall 
be supplemented by an appropriation of $300 from the funds of 
the Synod. 

On motion further consideration of the report was 
postponed till to-morrow morning. 

The pastors now handed in their Parochial and Finan- 
cial reports which were properly entered upon the min- 
utes. 



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Resolved, That to-morrow \{)% o'clock be set apart for hearing 
Rev. Dr. Dosh. of the Theological Seminary, Salem, Va. 

Resolved, That we now extend to Rev. J. J. Scherer the privilege 
of the floor of Synod. 

After having made a few remarks upon subjects of 
general interest to our Southern Church it was 

Resolved, That we have heard with much pleasure the worthy 
President of General Synod, Rev. J. J. Scherer. 

On motion Synod adjourned to meet to-morrow morn- 
ing at 9 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. J. J. Scherer. 

SIXTH SESSION. 

Saturday, 9 A. M., May 5th, 1883. 

Synod convened. 

Prayer by Rev. T. S. Brown. 

The roll was called and the minutes read and adopted. 

On motion, the regular order of business was suspended 
for hearing reports. 

Report of Committee on President's Report was read, 
received and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 1. 

Your Committee on President's Report would present the follow- 
ing : 

The President, after a suitable introduction, gives a full and con- 
cise statement of his official acts. 

Under the head of Church Institutions he expresses the hope 
that Synod will take the necessary action to make North Carolina 
College a success. As this matter will be presented for considera- 
tion by the Committee on Church Institutions, we offer no sugges- 
tion or recommendation. 

We find nothing else in the report requiring the legislation of 
this body. 

Respectfully, 

L. A. BIKLE. 
W. KIMBALL. 
G. WINECOPF. 

Report of Corresponding Delegate to the Tennessee 
Synod was read, received and adopted. 

Report of Corresponding Delegate to the Tennessee Synod. 

Your delegate, failing to see the notice of last meeting of Tennes- 



MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLINA. SYNOD. 19 

see Synod in time to make arrangements for an absence from home 
for several days, did not attend. He regi-ets this very much. 
Respectfully, 

L. A. BIKLE. 

Report of Corresponding Secretary v^^as read, received 
and adopted. 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 

The Corresponding Secretary of Synod would report that he has 
examined the Minutes of] General Synod and of South Carolina 
Synod, but found nothing of special interest to communicate to 
this body that has not been or will not be presented through some 
other source. 

Respectfully, 
:^. L. A. BIKLE, Cor. Secy. 

The Report of Joint Committee was read, which was 
received to be considered by items. 

Report of Joint Committee. 

Your Committee appointed at last meeting of this Synod to meet 
a similar Committee of the Tennessee Synod, would report that a 
meeting was held at Hickory, N. C, March 27th, 1888, and after a 
careful consideration of the matter committed to the two Commit- 
tees for agreement and action, the'foUowing paper was unanimous- 
ly adopted : 

We, the undersigned committees, appointed by the respective 
Synods which we represent, the Evan. Luth. North Carolina ancf 
Tennessee Synods, at their sessions in 1882, respectfully submit the 
following as the conclusion and result of our deliberations at Hick- 
ory relative to the important matter in hand : 

The object of our appointment being to mature and submit for 
the consideration of and adoption by said Synods in ("onvention 
assembled, some expedient, judicious, equitable plan or policy to 
prevent conflicts between these Synods in their efforts to extend 
the Redeemer's Kingdom on earth, in the occupancy of places, the 
establishment of mission points, the erection of church edifices, the 
organization of congregations, &c.— conflicts calculated to dispar- 
age the efforts at and the prosperity of such places, establishments, 
erections, organizations, &c., as are already occupied and inaugu- 
rated by the one or the other of these Synods, and in process of ex- 
istence, we submit the subjoined plan or policy as practicable and 
elTective : 

I. That inasmuch as the aforesaid Synods confess and teach in 
accordance with the Confessional basis of the Evan. Luth, Church 
as set forth in her Symbols, and while the said Synods so confess 



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MINUTES OF THE NC>RTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



and teach, neither Synod, in its efforts to promote the Gospel and 
cause of Christ, shall occupy places, erect churches, establish mis- 
sionary points, organize congregations, &c., where such things have 
already been instituted by the other, in villages or towns whose in 
habitants do not exceed 2,000 souls ; and so too in regard to churches 
and church work in the country or communities, as respecv should 
be paid to locations at reasonable distances, in order that a con- 
flict of interests may be prevented by the inauguration of such 
efforts too nearly contiguous. 

II. That in towns or cities having more than 2,000 inhabitants, 
and large enough to support two or more Lutheran Churches, it 
may be advantageous for both Synods to operate, without any 
view of conflict or infringement. 

III. That when or where either of said Synods has a member or 
members residing in community, village, or tow i, already occupied 
by the other in any church enterprise, it shall be the duty of that 
Synod to advise such member or members to unite with those 
already occupied with the Redeemer's Kingdom at such place or 
places. 

IV. That in all proper efforts to promote the interests of the 
church, friendly, Christian relations shall be maintained and cher- 
ished between the two Synods, each respecting the rights of the 
other, as it becomes Christians to do in the dissemination of the 
Gospel and in the promotion of the church. 

L. A. BIKLB. 
S. ROTHROCK. 
D. R. HOOVER. 
' Cammittee of W. C. Synod. 

A. J. FOX. 
P. C. HENKEL. 
AMBROSE C'OSTNER. 
Committee of Tenn. Synod. 

Having transacted the business for which the two Committees 
were appointed, some time was then spent in considering our in- 
terests in Hickory. Your Committee are satisfied that the Mission 
in that place ought not to have been undertaken. 

The meeting of the two Committees was a pleasant and har- 
monious one, and if their action be approved by both Synods, we 
feel assured that not only all future conflicts between the two 
Synods will be prevented, but also the true interests of pure Lu- 
theranism will be promoted. 
Respectfully, 

L. A. BIKLE. 
S. ROTHROCK. 
D. R. HOOVER. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 21 

Each item was separately adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

Report of Committee on Missions was resumed. 

Resolced That this Synod elect an Executive Coiiiinittee ori' 
Home Missions which shall be authorized to appoint a Missionary 
or Missionaries whose duty it shall be to visit such points in the 
bounds of this Synod as in their judgment may seem advisable;: 
and that the Committee stipulate the amount of compensation and 
provide for the payment of the salary. 

Resolved, That all missionary matter be placed in the hands of 
the Executive Committee. 

On motion a committee of three was appointed to nom- 
inate an Executive Committee of five. 

Committee : Rev. Dr. G. D. Bernheim. Rev. W. A. 
Lutz and Hon. H. C. McCalister. 

The report of Committee on Missions was by resolution 
tabled. 

The Executive Committee as nominated are : Rev. S. 
Rothrock. Rev. W. A. Lutz, Rev. S. T. Hallman, Mr. I. 
F. Patterson and Hon. H. C. McCalister. 

The time fixed for that purpose having arrived Synod 
now heard, with deep interest. Rev. T. W. Dosh, D. D., 
on the subject of the Theological Seminary. Salem. Va. 

On nioti(.n. the report of the Theological Seminary as 
read by Dr. Dosh was adopted and ordered to be incor- 
porated in the Minutes of this Synod. 

Report of Theological Seminary. 

The Faculty of your Theological Seminary at Salem, Va., recog- 
nizing with pleasure the fostering relation now sustained by the 
N. C. Synod to this Institution, embrace the occasion of your an- 
nual cc>nvention to present their fraternal greetings and to ask 
your confidence and earnest co-operation in the work of thorough 
theological instruction committed to them. The first desideratum 
is men. This is true throughout the whole church. Pious and 
capable young men of consecrated spirit should be sought out and 
the claims of the Master pressed upon them in view of the growing 
demand for "laborers in his harvest field." Thus many more might 
attend the Theological Seminary without any additional cost tO' 
its present annual expenses. We now have no students from your 
Synodical territory. We therefore express the earnest hope that 
you will soon send us some candidates for the Christian ministry to> 



23 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

receive the preparation requisite to enable them "to rightly divide 
the word of truth." The past year we have had seven students — 
three in the Senior Class, one in the Middle and three in the Junior. 
We should have three or four times that number, and such would 
be the case if this Sj^nod and the other Synods would awake to 
their responsibility in this matter and properly address themselves 
to this work, justly deemed most important if not essential to the 
prosperity of our church. T. W. DOSH. 

The hour for service having arrived Synod took a re- 
cess subject to the call of the President. Prayer by Rev. 
Dr. L. A. Bikle. 

Rev. T. W. Dosh, D. D., preached from Jude, 30 and 21 

verse. 

SEVENTH SESSION. 

Saturday, 2 P. M., May oth, 1883. 
Synod met. 

Prayer by Rev. N. Aldrich. 

The Corresponding Delegate to S. C. Synod now read 
his report, which was received and adopted. 

Report of Corresponding Delegate to S. C. Synod. 

As representative, on behalf of the regularly chosen delegate and 
his alternate and under the appointment and official credentials of 
the President of Synod, I attended the 58th Convention of the S. C. 
Synod, held in the city of Charleston, in St. Matthew's German Lu- 
theran Church, Rev. L. Mueller, D. D , pastor. 

The reception given was cordial and fraternal, and the various 
sessions of that body were much enjoyed by your representative. 

It is an excellent body of men who manage the affairs entrusted 
to them in a praiseworthy and excellent manner and with marked 
ability. This Synod could teach us some lessons in giving. It is 
wide awake in this line and reports as the total of its contributions 
for last year $14,931.01, being twice as much as our contributions 
last year. 

Rev. L. K. Probst, its Secretary and pastor of the Wentworth 
Street Lutheran Church, Charleston, was appointed delegate, and 
Rev. C. P Boozer, of Leesville, his alternate to this the 80th Con- 
vention of our Synod. 

Rev. L. K. Probst informs me that it is impossible for him to at- 
tend. Of the alternate's coming I know nothing. 
Respectfully, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 23 

The report of Committee on State of the Church was 
now read. Report was received and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. ?;. 

Your committee would Jreport that there is a marked and de- 
cided improvement in the uniformity of the reports on this impor- 
tant subject over those of last year. Your committee has gleaned 
from the reports read and received the following : 

1st. That the attendance upon all the means of grace is very 
gratifying and encouraging, and that the Sacraments are very 
generally observed. There is growth in many congregations in the 
number of communicants, and some of the pastors report every 
child baptized in their charges. 

2nd . That the increase of our membership has been very general, 
and that without exception almost we do not only hold our own 
but enjoy growth in this line. 

All 8ui day Schools in our connection are enjoying marked pros^ 
perity, with but a very few exceptions, and nearly all charges have 
either had or are about gathering catechetical classes. 

3d. There is an evident and commendable growth in liberality, and 
the financial contributions for all objects certainly in excess of last 
year. A number of new churches have been built, anumber repaired 
and refurnished, and other local objects attended to in a manner that 
is praiseworthy, and we can but rejoice that our people are waking 
up to a consciousness of their own ability, and we hope and pray 
that they may devise and consummate still greater and more libe- 
ral things for the Lord and His cause from year to year. 

4th. 1 here are but few items of special jsignificance, and these 
will be brought up next year. Not a single case of church trouble 
has been reported, of which we are glad. We seem to be at peace 
with ourselves and the rest of mankind. May this continue. 

5th. There is a general growth in spiritual life, but no special in- 
dications of piety. Although there is growth in spiritual things. 
we are far from being what we should be spiiitually. Family prayer 
seems most neglected. 

Respectfully, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 

R. L. BROWN. 

J. M. EDDLEMAN. 

The report of Committee on Pastoral Districts was now- 
read. The report was received and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 10. 

Your Committee on Pastoral Districts, having no papers in their 



24 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

hands, and. believin<;- that all our pastorates are harmoniously ar- 
ranged, have no changes to recomniend. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H M. BROWN. 

SAM'L ROTHROCK. 

PHILIP LOPP. 

The report of Committee on Unfinished Business was 
now read aad n-'ceived to be considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 5. 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business would report the fol- 
lowing : 

1. A committee was appointed to look after Synod's interest in 
certain property at Sheppard's Cross Roads. (See Minutes p. 10.) 
Is the committee ready to report ? 

2. Is the committee "constituted to interpret and define what is 
meant by the word 'minister' and what is a valid excuse as speci- 
fied in Sec 9, (Chapter I of our Constitution" ready to report ? 
(Min., p. 13.) 

3. Have the members of St. Mark's, (jold Hill, disposed of their 
church property ? and if so have they paid SlOO of the proceeds of 
the sale to the Treasury of Synod ? (Min. p. 150. ) 

4. Has the Chairman of the Executive Committee on Home Mis- 
sions discharged the duty imposed by Resolution on p. 19 and, if 
so, with what success ? 

5. We recommend that the Secretary be requested to have the 
formula for reports on the State of the Church as adopted last year 
printed with the standing resolutions of Synod. 

6. What disposition should be made of the delinquent assess- 
ments, made in 1879, to pay College debt ? (Min. p. 25.) 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. SHIREY. 

R. W. PETREA. 

M. M. WRIGHTSEL. 

Item 1. Yes, and deemed unadvisable to dispose of the 
church property. 

Item 2. Duty unperformed and committee continued. 

Item 3. Yes. 

Item 4. Answered in Report of Executive Committee 
on Home Missions, which was read, received and adopted. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 25 



Report of Executive Committee on Home Missions. 

Your Committee would report that as no money was left unap- 
propriated at the last meeting of Synod, they found their hands, 
tied and did not think themselves justified in conducting a corres- 
pondence with any one, that was sure to result in nothing. With- 
out money in the Treasury of Synod, it is useless to promise even 
the payment of expenses to any of our Mission points. 
Respectfully, 

L. A. BIKLE. 

W J. SMITH. 

S. ROTHROCK. 

Item 5. Adopted. 

Item (3. Referred to the time of considering- the inter- 
ests of N. C. College. 
Report adopted. 

Resolved. That the remainder of the salary due our Theological 
Professor at Salem, Va., Rev. Dr. T. W. Dosh. be paid him out of 
the Synod's Treasury to-day, the amount being $195. 

Resolced, That the salary of our Theological Professor due froiu 
this Synod ($825) be paid quarterly, and that the pastors send up 
to the Treasurer their respective apportionments as soon as practi- 
cable. 

Resolved, That Section 6. under the head of Standing Resolu- 
tions, be made to read as follows : 

''Resoloed, That we recommend, that, in each case, when a pas- 
tor administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite of Confirma- 
tion, a certificate be given." 

Resolved, That the latter part of Section 4, Chapter III of our 
Constitution, treating of members, be so amended as to read, "and 
shall likewise connect himself with our Synod by promptly for- 
warding his letter of honorable dismissal from the Synod to which 
he belonged to the President ; and the accepting the same on the 
part of the President shall entitle him to full membership— subject 
to the approval of Synod at its next meeting " 

Resolved, That as it is the sense of the congregation in Charlotte, 
that their success and prosperity in that city demand anew church 
in a more favorable locality, this Synod will endorse such a move- 
ment and will give it all possible moral and pecuniary support. 

On motion, a committee of three was appointed to pre- 
pare a suitable resolution on the death of Rev. Dr. C. P. 
Krauth. late of the Philadelphia Theological Seminary, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 



26 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Committee : Rev. T. H. Strohecker, Rev. W. A. Lutz 
and Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to estimate the proba- 
ble amount of money that will be needed at the next meeting of 
Synod for all purposes, and that the said amount be apportioned 
among the congregations of Synod, with the earnest request that 
the several amounts so apportioned be fuUv paid. 

Committee : Rev. J. D. Shirey, Rev. B. S. Brown and 
Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

The following resolution, prepared by the committee 
was adopted. Synod rising and voting in silence : 

Resolved, That ir the death of Kev. C. P. Krauth. D. D., LL. D. 
our Synod feels with our church at large that we have lost a kind 
and loving friend, our church an eminent teacher, whose virtues 
are already indelibly stamped on the common heart of humanity. 
No words of ours can add to his fame as a Theologian. An ac- 
knowledged leader among the followers of Christ has fallen. And 
as a Synod we mingle our tears with our Christian brethren and 
extend our sympathy to his bereaved family, relying in faith upon 
Him who doeth all things well, and patiently await the second 
coming of Christ, when we shall all meet again. 

T. H. STROHECKER. 

W. A. LUTZ. 

V. R. STICKLEY. 

The Report of Committee on Petitions was now read 
and received to be considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 7. 

Your Committee have to report : 

1st. A letter of excuse from Rev. W. H. Cone, of New Market, 
Va., in which he says both the condition of his health and distance 
prevent his attendance upon this meeting of Synod. We recom- 
mend that he be excused. 

2nd. Also a letter of excuse from Rev. ,J. H. Fesperman of this 
Synod who has been sorely afflicted for some time and on account 
of his very feeble condition is unable to be present. He desires to be 
remembered by this body both in our private and public devotions. 
We recommend that, at some suitable time, this body unitedly sup- 
plicate (rod for His blessing upon this afflicted brother. 

3d. We have a petition from the congregation organized by Rev. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 27 

W. A. Lutz, Nov. 1st, 1882, at Mooresville, N. C, for admission into 
this Synod. We recommend it be granted. 

4th. We have a petition from Prosperity Church, a new congre- 
;gation, Rev. R. W. Petrea, pastor, desiring to be admitted into this 
Synod. We recommend its request be granted. 

5th. We have petitions from three churches kiiidly asking this 
.Synod to hold its next annual meeting in their churches. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. BUCK. 
H. M. BROWN. 
V. I. BECK. 

Items 1, 2 and 3, adopted. 

Item 4. Adopted, on condition the congregation adopts 
the Augsburg Confession, the President being authorized 
to receive them. 

Item 5. Referred to time of fixing place of next meet- 
ing of Synod. 

Report adopted. 

Item 2 of Report of Committee on Vacancies w^as. on 
motion, amended by the adoption of the following pre- 
amble and resolutions : 

Whkreas, The prospects of our building a church at Hickory, 
N. C, whilst occupied as uiissionary ground by the Tennevssee Synod 
are not flattering, and inasn)uch as the N. C. Synod has a church 
building at Newton, N. C, in good condition, and, whereas, two 
organizations are now in existence at Hickory, one of the Tenn. 
Synod and the other of the N. C. Synod, which arrangement we 
believe to be detrimental to the interests of the Lutheran Church 
dn general ; Therefore, 

Reshlved, 1st That a committee of three be appointed by this 
body to meet and confer w^ith a similar committee from the Ten- 
nessee Synod in regard to an exchange of the property of the N. C. 
Synod in Newton for the property held by the Tennessee Synod in 
Hickoi'y. 

Retsolved, 2nd. That this committee be invested with plenary 
powers to consummate said arrangements and that this Synod ad- 
vise its members at Newton, in case such exchange is made, to 
connect themselves with the Tennessee Synod. 

Resolved, Sd. That, in case the above arrangements cannot h& 
consummated, the matter of disposing of our property in Hickory 
be referred to the Executive Committee on Home Missions. 



28 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Committee : Rev. W. A. Lutz, Rev. S. T. Hallmanaud 
Ho ). H. C. McCalister. 

The Report was now adopted as amended. 

Rev. A. D. L. Moser having presented a letter of hon- 
oral)Ie dismissal from the Ev. Luth. S. C. Synod was. on 
motion, unanimously received as a member of Synod and 
his name enrolled. 

The Report of Committee on Church Institutions was. 
now read and received to be considered by items. 

Pending discussion. Synod adjourned to meet Monday 
morning at 9 o'clock. 



EIGHTH SESSION. 

Monday, 9 A. M.. May 7th, 18S3. 

Synod met. 

Prayer by Rev. A. D. L. Moser. 

The roll was called and the Minutes read and adopted. 

On motion, the regular order of business was sus- 
pended for the transaction of other business. 

The Report of Committee on Synodical apportionment 
was read, received and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Synodical Apportionment. 

Your Comniittee on Apportionment for the ensuingyear find that 
owing to the increasing demands of Synod and ^ur obhgation to 
meet our responsibiUty in the Master's work fully .ft, oOO will be 
necessary for efficient work at our next annual meeting, to-wit : 
For Home Missions $600 ; for Foreign Missions f 325 ; for Theological 
Professor's Salary S825 ; for Synodical Treasury $250 ; Total, $1,500. 
We submit the following apportionment with the earnest solicita- 
tion that each church raise the full amount apportioned it. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. SHIREY. 

B. S. BROWN. 

V. R. STICKLEY. 



MI'^UTSS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



29 



CHURCHES. 



Organ Church 

Ebenezer 

St. Paul's, (Wihiiington). 
St John's, (Cabarrus Co. 

Prosperity. 

Sandy Creek. 

Pilgrim 

Reformation. 

Lexington 

Lebanon 

Luther Chapel. 

Center Grove 

Shiloh 

Nazareth — -•, 

Salem .. 

iSt. Luke '. 

Gi'ace. 

Union 

Christiana 

St. John's, (Salisbury)..... 

St. Michael's 

St. Paul's. .. 

Holy Trinity 

Frieden's 

Macedonia. 

St. Paul's. 

St. James' (Concord). 

Mt. Hermon 

Cold Water 

ISt. Mark's, (Charlotte) 

Bethel, (Stanley) 

St. Stephen's 

Mt. Olive 

St. Enoch.. 

Trinity.. 

Concordia 

St. Matthew's ... 

St. Peter's 

Luther's 

Bethel, (Rowan) 

St. Paul's 

Christ 

Mooresville 

St. Matthew's, (Davie) 

Providence ...... 

Concord Mission, (col.) . . 

Hopewell 

Bethany 

Low's 

Richland 

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30 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Resolved, That Rev. J. S. Heilig be excused from attendance 
upon the present meeting of Synod. 

Resolved^ That we, as a Synod, tender thanks to the kind friends 
at Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, for so kindly and gene- 
rously, during the past year, aiding our College financially ; and 
we pray God's blessing upon them. 

Resolved. That Rev. L. A. Bikle. D. D.. Rev. B. S. Brown and 
Rev. V. R. Stickley be constituted a committee on preparing a. 
programme and setting a time and selecting a place for the proper 
celebration of the 40Qth anniversary of Luther's Birthday, Nov. 
10th. 1888, and that said connnittee make due and proper announce- 
ment of the arrangements they may make in the Lutheran Visitor. 

The Report of Committee on Finance was read, re- 
ceived and adopted. 

Report of Committee No. 9. 

Your Committee have examined the Treasurer's Report and 
Vouchers and find them correct. They received balance on hand 
from last year's Treasurer, $20.20. They also repoi-t the following 
contributions for Synodical purposes : 
Rev. S. Rothi'ock's Charge : 

Organ Church $ 20 40 

Ebenezer Church 23b85 

Rev. W A. Lutz's Charge : 

St. Enoch's Church 30 51 

Trinity Church 19 00 

Concordia Church 6 00 

Mooresville Church 2 00 

Rev. W. A. Julian's Charge : 

Sandy Creek Church 29 46 

Pilgrim Cihurch ; 23 45 

Cherryhill Church. 7 25 

Lexington Church 6 25 

Rev V. R Stickley's Charge : 

Bethel Church 21 00- 

St. Paul's Church 2100' 

Christ Church. 5 00- 

Rev. A. D. L. Moser's Charge : 

Low's Church COO' 

Richland Church 2 OO' 

Coble Church .■ 2 00 

Rev. R. W. Petrea's Charge : 

St. John's Church 98 00 

Prosperity Church 7 00 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 31 

Rev J. D.Shirey's Charge: 

Salem Church. 17 80 

St. Luke's Church 16 00 

Grace Church 29 00 

Rev. R. L Brown's Charge : 

Union Church. 23 65 

Christiana Church 9 70 

Rev. E. p. Parker's Charge : 

Bethany Church 75 

Nazareth Church 1 75 

Hopewell Church 1 75 

Shiloh Church 3 00 

Rev. S. T. Hallman's Charge : 

St. James' Church 18 50 

Coldwater Church. 5 00 

Mt. Hermon Church 3 35 

Rev. B. S. Brown's Charge : 

Luther Chapel .* 24 00 

Centre Grrove Church 16 00 

Rev. T. S. Brown's Charge : 

St. Mark's Church 20 00 

Rev. J. L. Buck's Charge : 

Frieden's Church 53 57 

St. Paul's Church 24 20 

Macedonia Church 7 23 

Rev. H M. Brown's Charge : 

St. Michael's Church 2145 

St. Paul'sChurch 3 00 

Rev. G. F. Schaeflfer's Charge : 

Mt. Carmel Church 5 00 

Albemarle Church 8 00 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker's Charge : 

St. Peter's Church 5 50 

St. Matthew's Church 7 70 

Rev. Dr. J. B. Davis' Charge : 

Church of the Holy Trinity 41 10 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau's Charge : 

St. Paul's Church 66 81 

From Sunday School of the same, to be distributed as 

follows :— To Rev. J. H. Fesperman $7 00 

" Rev. D. J. Koontz, (col'd). 5 00 

" Lexington Mission. 5 00 

" Forsythe Mission 5 00— 22 00 



32 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Rev. W. Kiinbairs Charge . 

St. Stephen's Church 4 05 

Bethel Church. 10 86 

Mt. Ohve Church 6 47 

Rev. D. J. Koontz's Charge (coPd) : 

Pleasant Grove 1 .55 

Concord Mission, 2 65 

Vacant Churches : 

St. John's Church, Salisbury ... 44 00 

Hickory Church 2 40 

From Treasurer of St. Stephen's Church, sale of Grold Hill 

Church 100 00 

From Rev. .J. B. Anthony 2 00 

The amounts previously setit in as acknowledged on Treasurer's 
Report for Dr. Dosh's salary have been credited to the proper 
churches and are included in the above report, to-wit, $13-. 02. De- 
ducting said amount lea,ves §850.34, for which we have the Treas- 
urer's receipt. From Synodical collection at St. Stephen's Church, 
$13.54 — which has been paid them since taking the above receipt. 
They also have a receipt for this amount. 

G. L. GREESON. 

HENRY PEELER. 

AARON RITCHIE. 

Resolved, That Rev. F W. E. Peschau be a committee to trans- 
late from the German and prepare the first twenty-five years' min- 
utes of this Synod, with a view to their publication, and report at 
the next meeting of Synod. 

Removed, That Report of Committee on Revision of Apportion- 
ment List — Minutes of '81 — be and is heret)y repealed, and Class A., 
Class B., Class C' , and Class D. abolished. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of Synod be instructed to receive 
and give credit for the contributions of each congregation on its 
apportionment, keeping a separate account for each object recog- 
nized or supported by Synod, and that the Financial Committee 
govern itself accordingly. 

Resolved, That the thanks of Synod be tendered this community 
for kind hospitality shown during its sessions, and that the pastor 
read this resolution before the congregation at its next regular ser- 
vice. 

Resolved, That Synod shall elect annually a speaker or speakers 
to preach a sermon or deliver an address during each annual meet- 
ing — one on the subject of Education and the other on Missions. 

On motion, Sec. 2. Chapter VIII of the Constitution 
was amended by the insertion of the following clauses : 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 33 

"or in the case of colored candidates" — "and colored can- 
didates can be licensed." 

Resolved, That the Secretary have 1,500 copies of the Minutes 
printed for distribution. 

Resolved, That tliis Synod pay its portion of the amount neces- 
sary to sustain our ( Jeneral Synod's ^Missionary in India. 

On motion. Synod took a recess subject to the call of 
the President. Benediction b}^ the President. 

NINTH SESSION. 

Monday. 2 P. M., May 7th, 1883. 
Synod met. 

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Davis. 

The following were elected to make addresses at the 
next meeting of Synod : 

ON EDUCATION. 

Rev. Dr. L. A. Bikle, Principal ; Rev. T. S. Brown, Al- 
ternate. 

ON MISSIONS. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, Principal : Rev. W. A. Lutz, 
Alternate. 

Resolved, That we endorse the Lutheran Visitor, the orojan of 
the Southern General Synod, as worthy of our support and co- 
operation, having among its editors a member of our own body, 
Rev. F. W. E. Peschau. 

Resolved, That we do not send Delegates to the South Caroliiia 
and Tennessee Synods, but instead authorize our Corre.'^ponding 
Secretary to convey to these bodies the fraternal greetings of this 
Synod. 

Delegates to the Ev. Luth. General Synod South were 
chosen as follows : 

MINISTERIAL. 

Principals. A Iternates. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau Rev. J. B. Davis. D. D. 

Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

Rev. S. T. Hallman Rev. W. A. Lutz. 

Rev. J. A. Linn Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey Rev. B. S. Brown. 



34 MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

LAY. 

Principals. AUer'tintes. 

Mr. D. R. Hoover Hon. H. C. McCalister. 

Mr. I. F. Patterson Mr. G. L. Greeson. 

Mr. D. A. Miller Mr. J. L. Graeber. 

Mr. H. Vollers Mr. J. W. Bostian. 

Col. P. N. Heilig . Mr. P. M. Brown. 

Rev. Dr. G. D. Bernheim having resig-ned as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees of N. C. College, Rev. F. W. 
E. Peschau was elected to fill the vacancy. 

Resolved, That when we adjourn we adjourn to meet at Ebene- 
zer Ev. Luth. Church, Rowan Co., N. C,, on Wednesday before the 
first Sunday in May, 1884, at 10 A. M. 

Resolved, That in case we have a call meeting of Synod, we meet 
at Bethel Ev. Luth Church, Rowan Co., N. C, 

Resolved, That $10 be paid the Secretary out of our Synodical 
Treasury as a slight remuneration for his services. 

The report of Committee on Church Institutions was 
now resumed and the following resolutions passed : 

Resolved, 1st. That we will not close or give up N. C. College, but 
rally anew to its suppoi't. 

Resolved, 2nd. That we recommend that we now and right here 
begin the work of liquidating the debt, $890, resting upon it, by 
subscriptions payable in one year. 

Resolved, 2>d. That, if it conflict not with the Charters, we re- 
commend that Mt Pleasant Female Seminary and N. C. College be 
united in one and that we make of the College an institution for co- 
education ; and, that, in case it conflicts with the Charters, the 
Charters be so amended as to avoid the confliet. 

Resolved, 4th. That to facilitate such movement the two Boards 
of Trustees, if not contrary to the Constitution now existing, be 
merged into one, to be called the Board of Trustees of N. C College, 
said Board to operate in the interests of said institution as hereto- 
fore, selecting Professors, etc. , etc., and that we recommend also 
the securing of a few lady teachers. 

Resolved, bth. That in some suitable inannei- arrangements be 
made to call upon the Church at large in the United States for fur- 
ther financial assistance either by the appointment of some one to 
canvass the church or by sending out appeals or by doing both, 
the Board of Trustees being allowed in the premises to take such 
steps as will commend themselves most to their joint wisdom. 

Resolved, Qth. That we recommend that our pastors preach spe- 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



35 



cial sermons on Christian education at least twice during the com- 
ing year and present the interests of our institution, and with their 
people make special and earnest prayer to Almighty God our 
Heavenly Father tor His blessing on our school of learning. 

Ref<oUed, 1th. That the Board of Trustees take the necessary 
measures to continue the exercises of the College for the present 

Synodical year. 

Resolved. Sth. That a committee of thre^ be appointed, in the 
meantime, to confer with .-imilar committees from the S. C. and 
Tennessee Synods and investigate the chances for a consolidation 
of N. C. College with either Newberry or Concordia College or both, 
and to consider a place at which to locate such a consoUdated in- 
stitution, and to determine whether it shall be a school solely for 
males or for co-education, and that the committee report to a called 
session or to the next annual meeting of our Synod, and that they 
be authorized in case of success to secure offers from places desiring 
the institution in their midst. 

Committee— Rev. B. S. Brown. Rev. Dr. L. A. Bikle 
and Rev. T. H. Strohecker. 

Upon the adoption of the above resolutions the Report 
ot Committee was, on motion, laid on the table. 

The following pledges toward liquidating the College debt were 
made : 

Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D $ ^^ 00 

Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D 



Rev. F. W. E. Peschau ^^ ^ 



10 00 
80 00 
80 00 



Rev. R. W. Petrea. 

Rev. J. A.Linn ' 10 00 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker 80 00 

Rev. G. F. Schaetter 20 00 

Total ^312 00 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of N. C. College be required to re- 
port the financial condition of said College at each annual meeting 
of this Synod. 

On motion, it was made the duty of the Secretary to 
have 500 copies of the Report of CoUeg^e Treasurer up to 
the present published in very cheapest circular form for 
distribution. 

The indebtedness of the Female Seminary was, by 
resolution, referred to the Seminary Board. 



36 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

On motion, the Executive Committee on Home Mis- 
sions were requested to tender to the General vSynod our 
colored mission. 

Reiiolved, That this body empower the respective Boards of N. C. 
College and Mt. Pleasant Female Seminai-y to have the Charters 
changed so as to meet tlie requirements of any prior action of this 
body. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey led in special prayer in belialf of our 
afflicted brothei-, Kev. J. H. Fespermaii. 

There being no fui-tber business, and the Minutes hav- 
ing been read and confirmed, Synod adjourned to meet 
at time and place fixed upon. The President closed 
Synod according to the prescribed form in Book of Wor- 
ship. J. A. LINN, 

Secretary. 



LORDS DAY SERVICES. 

11 A. M., Sermon by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, from Jas. 
4:14. 

12 M., Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 

2 P. M., Sermon by Rev, N, Aldricb, from Rom. 14:7. 



imSTEHIUM. 



FIRST SESSION. 

Monday, h A. M., May 7th, 1883, 

The Ministerium met at the call of the President. 

Prayer by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau. 

Roli called. 

An application for a renewal of license to preach the 
Gospel was made by Nathan Clapp, (col.,) and Samuel 
Holt, (col.) After mature deliberaticni on the part of the 
Ministerium, it was 



MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROL'TNA SYNOD. 37 

Resolved, That a coniinittee of three be appointed to examine 
the applicants with a view to their licensure and report at next 
lueetinj^- of the Ministerium. 

Committee— Rev. Dr. G. D. Bernheim, Rev T. H. Stro- 
hecker and Rev. T. S. Brown. 

On motion, Ministerium adjourned. Prayer by Dr. 
Bernheim. 

SECOND SESSION. 

Monday, 4.:ju P. M., May 7th, 1883. 
Ministerium met. 
Prayer by Rev. N. Aldrich. 

The Report of Committee of Examination was read 
and received to be considered. 

Report of Committee of Examination. 

Your couiniittee to whom was referred the examination of Na- 
than Clapp, (col ), and Samuel Holt, (col.), report the following: 
That they have performed their duty and we recommend the re- 
newal of the license of these brethren. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNHEIM. 
T. H. STROHECKER. 
T. S BROWN. 

The report was, on motion, adopted. 

Resolved, That these brethren be placed under the care of Revs. 
J. L. Buck and A. D. L. Moser. 

No further business appearing Ministerium adjourned. 
Benediction by President. 

J. A. LINN, Secretary. 



INDEX. 



Addresses on Education and Missions — next session, .... 33 

College Trustee — resignation and election, . . , , 34 

Delegates to General S.j'nodi ..... .... .. .. 33-34 

iDel^gates to othei' Synods— resolution, 33 

financial Reports, 17 

^oilr Ftiinclredth Anniversary of Luther's Birthday, 30 

Lav Delegates, 4 

•Minutes of First Twenty-five Years — resolution, 32 

Ministeriuui 36-37 

Names of Ministers Enrolled, 3 

Officers of Synod, * (j 

Parochial Reports, 1(3 

Pledges to N. C. College, ... 35 

President's Report. 4-(5 

Reception of Ministers— invitation to seats, 6-7 

Report of Connnittee on Parochial and Financial Blanks, 

Report of Comniittee No. 6, .... 10 

Report of Delegates to (reneral Synod, 11-12 

Report of Couiu)ittee No. 8 13 

Report of Committee on Richmond Mission Apportionment, LS-l.) 

Report of Comniittee No. 1, 18 

Report of Corresponding Delegate to Tennessee Synod, 18-19 

Report of Corresponding Secretary, 19 

Report of Joint Counnittee, 19-20 

Report of Theological Seminary, 21-32 

Report of Corresponding Delegate to S. C. Synod, 22 

Report (jf 'Jonnuittee No. 2, 23 

Report of Committee No. 10, 23-24 

Report of Committee No. 5, .. 24 

Report of Executive Counnittee on Home Missions, 25 

Report of Committee No. 7, 26-27 

Report of (^ommitttee on Svnodical Apportionment, 28-29 

Report of Committee No. 9 -Finance. 30-.32 

Report of Committee on Church Institutions, 34-35 

Resolution on Death of Rev. C. P. Krauth, D. D., LL.D., 26 

Richmond Mission — resolution, l:i 

standing Committees, 7 

Standing Resolutions, 2 

Thanksgiving Service and Historical Reminiscences, 10 

Treasurer's Report, .... 8-9 

Vote of Thanks, 32 



CHURCH INSTITUi'IONS. 



North Carolina Collegh; and Mt. Pleasant Female Semi- 
nary, our Church Institutions, located at Mt. Pleasant. Cabarrus 
Co., N. C. will be open, the former on first Monday in January, 
1884, and the latter at the beginninj^ of the regular Collegiate year. 
Each Institution will be managed by able and efficient Professors 
who will be ready to receive any who wish to favor them with their 
patronage. (Mimate healthful ; advantages unsurpassed ; terms 
moderate. 

Rkv F. W. E. PESCHAU,* 
President of College. 
Rev. G. F. SCHAEFFER, 
Principal of Seniinary. 



TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 



1 Rev. S. roth rock. 

2 " S. T. HALLMAN. 

3 " T. H. STROHECKER. 

4 " L. A. BIKLE, D. D. 

5 " F. W. E. PE8CHAU. 

6 " WHITSON KIMBALL. 

7 " J. A. LINN. 

8 " R. W. PETREA. 
y CoL. P. N. HEILIG. 



10 Maj. L. G. HEILIG. 

11 Mr. ALEX. FOIL. 

12 " GEO. E. RirCHIE. 

13 " H. C. McOALISTER. 

14 " C. T, BERNHARDT. 

15 " D. R. HOOVER. 

16 " DAN'L BARRIER. 

17 " S. R. HEARNE. 

18 " JESSE W. MILLER. 



TRUSTEES OF MOUNT PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 



7 Dr. J. L, HENDERSON. 

8 Mr. DAN'L barrier. 

9 " JOHN LENTZ. 

10 " J. J. MISENHIMER. 

11 " ALEX. FOIL. 

12 " JONAS COOK. 



*Elected at a recent meeting of the Board with the earnest hope 
that he will accept. 



1 Rev. 


W. A. JULIAN. 


2 " 


J. S. HEILIG. 


3 " 


W. A. LUTZ. 


4 ". 


L. A BIKLE, D. D 


5 •• 


V. R. STICKLEY. 


6 Maj. 


L. G. HEILIG. 



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MINUTES 


OF THE 


EIGHTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING 


OF THE 


EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 


Synod and Ministerium, 


OF 

NDRTH CARDLINAj 


HELD IN 


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Beginning Wednesday, April 30th, 1884. 


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INDEX. 



Address on education and missions 18, 24, 31 

Board of Missions 26 

College and Seminary Boards, eleetion to 31 

Committee on Education „ 30 

Financial reports J3 

Lay delegates 4 

Ministers 3 

Ministerium *. . , 31 

Officers of Synod 7 

Parochial reports 12 

President's report 5-7 

Report of Corresponding Secretary 8, 9 

Committee No. 7 14, 15 

Committee No. 5 16, 17 

Committee No. 3 18 

Committee No. 1 19 

Delegates to General Synod 19. 20 

Committee No. 3 21, 22 

Committee No. 10 22 

Committee No. 2 '. . 23 

Committee No. 6 24 

Executive Committee on home missions 25 

» 

■ Committee No. 9 27 

Committee No. 4 28 

Resolutions on death of Rev. C. A. Stork, I). D 30 

Standing Committee 7, 8 

Standi ng Resol utions 2 

Theological Seminary 20, 22 

Treasurer's report.. 10, 11 

Vote of thanks 31 



MINUTES 



EIGHTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTKERA 



NORTH CfiRDLINfi 



Ebenezer Ghureh, Rowan County, N, C, 



Begiming V)iednesday, April 30th, 7884. 



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188-1. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils the 
propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor ''s Salary by assessment. 

3. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
vi, Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every mem- 
ber of the Church, to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except 
such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no Minister in conaection with tbss Synod shall be 
allowed to take charge of vacant congregations until they shall have 
satisfactorily met their obligations with their former Pastor. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant charge^ 
the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recognition of the presence of Ministers, 
not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in the 
minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend, that in each case when a Pastor 
administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite of Confirmation, a 
Certificate be given. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod shall 
execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back iii full to Synod, with inter- 
est, the amounts as severally received by him during the psoaeeution of 
his studies; in the event he voluntarily abandons the active work of the 
ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denomination, before the 
expiration of seven years' faithful service — such seven years' faithful 
service as a Lutheran minister to be considered a cancelling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That there is a lack of system m the reports, and that no- 
report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, in any of our 
institutions, has been submitted to tha committee, and as it is the duty 
of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things lightens the 
burdens of work and economizes time, your committee would recom- 
mend that hereafter the following order should be observed in reporting,r 
1. Attendance upon tke various means oE grace, such as public worship,,, 
ihe attention paid thereto, and observance of the Sacraments of Baptism' 
and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number in the increase of mem- 
bership by confirmation, from other churches, and by restoration, as 
well as loss iu membership, the condition of the Sunday School, and 
catechetical class. 3. The increase or decrease in financial contributions 
for benevolent objects and to church purposes. 4. Items of special 
signification or miscellaneous matter, as special services held, questions 
on church troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline of spiritual life and 
indications of piety. 6. That the Presidents of each of our institutions 
be required to report to Synod on tiie religious condition of the students 
in our schools of learning. 



MINUTES. 



The Eighty-first Annual Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran 
North Carolina Synod was held in Ebenezer Church, Eowan 
County, North Carolina, beginning Wednesday, April 30th, 18S^4| 

The opening sermon was preached by Rev. VY. A. Lutz, from 
Is. 12:3. 



Synodico,! Hfinsiness* 



FIEST SESSION. 

Synod met at 1 p. m., was regularly opened, and the ministers 
and lay delegates enrolled. 

Ministers. 
Names. Post Offices. Entered Ministry. 

Rev. J. B. Anthony Mt. Pleasant, N. C 1832 

S. Rothrock Gold Hill, " 1833 

J. B. Davis, D. D lit. Pleasant, " 1834 

W.A.Julian Lexington " 1857 

W. H. Cone, (absent)... New Market, Va 

L. A. Bikle, D. D... Iron Station, N. C 

W. Kimball Mooresville, „ 1859 

J. D. Shirey Bear Poplar, N. C 1860 

Prof. G. Schaeffer Mt. Pleasant, " 1861 

A. D. L. Moser Brick Church, " 1863 

W. E. Ketchie Kappa, " 1868 

J. H. Fesperman, (ab.), Statesville, " 1868 

R.L.Brown Rockwell, " 1868 

E.P.Parker Salem, " ,...1871 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



Eev. H. M. Brown Troutmo.nj 

" P. E. Zink Limvood, 

" F. W, E. Peschau Wilmington, 

'•■ E. W. Petrea Concord, 

" W. A. LiUz ..Enocbville, 

" J, A.Linn.... Gold Hill, 

" B. S. Brown China Grove, 

" J. L. Buck Gibsonville, 

'• T. II. Strohecker Salisbury, 

" T. S. Brown Charlotte, 

" D. J. Koontz, (cob) Lexington, 



]S^ C, 



1873 

1873 

1873 

1876 

1877 

1877 

1878 

1878 

,1881 

,1881 

.1880 



HjHJ l>e!eg-ates. 

Najies. ' Pastoral Charge. 

Alfred W. Ivlutz Eev. S. Eotbroek's. 

Hon. H. C. McAllister, Ilsq " Dr. Davis'. 

John Davis " W. A. Julian's. 

P.F.Wagoner " W. lumball's. 

George Syerly " E. L, Brown's. 

A. L. Barringer '•' H. M. Brown's. 

Capt. J. A. Fisher " J. D. Shirey's. 

J. W. Murray, Esq " A. D. L. Moser's. 

J. D. Doescher " F. W. E. Peschau's. 

M. A. Ludwig " K. W. Petrea's. 

Prof. E. G. Kizer " ^Y. A. Lutz's. 

J. L. Schulcnbcrger " B. S. Brown's. 

H. A. Cheek " J. L. Buck's. 

Daniel Eitchio '* T. H. Strohecker's. 

Capt. T. L. Seigle. " T. S. BroAvn's. 

Col. P. K Heilig " St. John's, Salisbury. 

W. N. Beaver " Bethel Charge. 

M. L. Blackwelder " St. James,' Concord. 

Stephen Ivetchie " Bethel Charge. 

Asa Blackwelder " Mt. Hermon Church. 

The President read his annual report, Avbicb was received, to be 
referred to the proper committee. 



MINTTTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 5 

l^j-esitlciiA's Report. 
Dear Brethren : 

Through the mercy of a, kind and indulgent trod our lives have 
been spared, and, a,fter the labors and trials of another year, we 
are permitted once again to meet in Synodical Convention. With 
heartfelt gratitude to the Giver of all good for past blessings, we 
should determine to make this even a more efficient and profitable 
occasion than anj^ that has preceded it. 

Your President, Eev. S. T. Hallman, having, since our last 
annual meeting, received and accepted a call to a charge without 
the bounds of Synod, this office, by a Constiiutional provision, has 
been made to devolve upon me; the duties of which I have 
endeavored to discharge since the 22d of October last. Our com- 
bined acts of an official character I herewith submit; 

installations. 

May 13th, 1883, Rev. T. S. Brov/n was installed pastor of St. 
Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charlotte, N. C.* 

Februarj' lOth, 188-4, installed Rev. W. Kimball pastor of 
Mooresville Mission, 

DEDICATIONS. 

June 10th, 1883, St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
Cabarrus County, IST. C, was dedicated, Rev. Prof. G. F. Schaeffer 
preaching the sermon, and Rev. W. Kimball, the pastor, officiating 
in the services.* 

September 7th, 1883, Luthei-'s Memorial Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Rowan County, N. C, Rev. T. II. Strohecker, pastor, was 
solemnly dedicated to the service of the Triune Grod. Revs. S. 
Rothrock, J. B. Anthonj^, J. A. Linn and T. H. Strohecker 
officiating.* 

IsTovember 25th, 1883, the new Salem Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Rowan Countj^, N. C, Rev. J. D. Shirey, pastor, was 
solemnly dedicated to God. Rev. W. A. Lutz preached the ser- 
mon of the occasion. 

April 20th, 1884, St. Matlhew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
Rowan County, IST. C, was dedicated by the Rev. J. B. Davis, D. 
D., assisted by the pastor, Rev. T. H. Strohecker. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschaw, pastor of St. Paul's Church, Wilming- 
ton, informs me that his congregation has erected during this 
Luther Memorial year quite a fine building for Sunday School and 
other purposes, on a lot belonging to the congregation and adjoin- 
ing the parsonage. It is a handsome structure, costing about 
$4,000, and is considered one of the ornaments of the city. It is 
called "Luther Memorial Building." 



6 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOI>. 

DISMISSIONS. 

June 29th, 1883, Eev. G. D. Bernheira, D. D., was granted a 
letter of honorable dismissal to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
and Ministerium of Pennsylvania.* 

October 22d, 1883, granted Rev. S. T. Hallman a letter of hon- 
orable dismissal to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South 
Carolina. 

April 25th, 1884, Rev. V. R. Stickley was granted a letter of 
honorable dismissal to the Evangelical Lutheran Virginia Synod. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

November 24th, 1883, Rev. Y. R. Stickley informed me that be 
had resigned the St. Paul's and Bethel pastorate, to take eifect 
the Ist of May, 1884. 

February 4th, 1884, Rev. R. L. Brown notified me that ho had 
resigned the Union pastorate, resignation to take effect the last 
of April, 1884. 

February 2 Ist, 1884, Rev. D. J. Koontz, (colored) wrote me that 
for lack of necessarj^ pecuniary support ho had been compelled to 
resign the colored mission work of the Synod, 

CORNER STONE LAYING. 

December 9th, 1883, laid the corner stone of the new St. John's 
Evangelical Jjutheran Church, Salisbury, N. C. Revs. S. Roth- 
rock and Y. R. Stickley assisted in the services. 

SPECIAL MEETING OF SYNOD. 

In compliance with Chapter I, Section 8 of the Constitution, a 
special meeting of Synod was called to convene in St. Enoch's 
Church, Rowan County, N. C, (Rev. W. A. Lutz,. pastor,) tu take 
into consideration the proprietj" of a Genei'al Diet, looking to 
the ultimate union of all Lutherans in the South. Said meeting 
was held, the transactions of which will be more properly brought 
to the attention of the Synod through some other source. 

CHURCH INSTITUTIONS. 

1. Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary is at present closed, with a 
small debt still resting upon it. What the Board of Directors 
may be able to do towards its revival we are unable to say, but it 
is to be hoped that with the proper moral and pecuniary support 
of the Church they will see their way clear to re-open it at an 
early day. 

2. North Carolina College. This institution founded and fostered 
for so many years by the self-denying efforts of our fathers, had, 
as is well known, through misunderstandings and failures, not 
wholly its own, been for some time closed, also. It is now, how- 
ever, re-opened, under the efficient Presidenc}^ of the Rev. Prof. 
G. F. Schaeffer, and offering superior advantages both as regards 
training and rates of cost, only lacks a becoming recognition on 

* Official acts of Rev. S. T. Hallman. 



MINTJTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 7 

the part of oui' Church to make it one of the foremost institutions 
in the land — a college of which we might bo justly proud, and an 
agency in the hand of God, powerful "in the pulling down of the 
strongholds of satan." 

In conclusion, may peace and harmony characterize all our 
deliberations while here assembled; dignity, o\ir discussions; 
wisdom, our plans; and, above all, honesty of purpose, as under 
tiie all-seeing ey>8 of G-od, actuate our every thought and word 
and deed. If I have one word by way of recommendation or 
suggestion it would be the careful and wise distribution of the 
funds of the Sj-nod, strict attention firstof all, to home enterprises, 
iind last, but not least, a firm and unflinching adherence to existing 
institutions, which, Jacob like, is not soon overcome by difficul- 
ties, imaginary or real, and Avhich will wrestle, earnestly, prayer- 
fully wrestle till the blessing bo obtained. 

And may the peace of God which passeth all understanding 
keep our minds and hearts through Jesus Christ unto everlasting 
life. 

J, A. LINN, President. 



After the reading of the President's report the following ofiicers 
were elected for the ensuing year: 

Eev. J. A. LINN President. 

Kev. T. S. BEOWN .Eec. Secretary. 

Eev. P. W. E. PESCHAU Cor. Secretary. 

Col. P. N. HEILIG Treasurer. 

On motion, Mr. W. W. Smith, traveling agent for the Lutheran 
Visitor, was received as an advisory member of Synod. 

Eev. S. Eothrock, pastor loci, on motion, announced before 
Synod the assignment of homes to ministers and delegates. 

Th-e standing committees were then announced by the President. 

Standing' Committees. 

1. President's Report — Eev. F. W. B. Peschau, Eev. E. L. Brown 
and H. C. McAllister. 

2. State of the Church — Eev. B. S. Brown, Eev. H. M. Brown 
and W. A. Cheek. 

3. Church Institutions — Eev. S. Eothrock, Eev. W. Kimball and 
M. A. Ludwiff. 



8 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

4. Missions— Rev. L. A. Bickle, i). D., Rev. E. W. Pctrea and 
Capt. T. L. Seigle. 

5. Unfinished Business — Eev. W. A. Julfan, Eev. A. D. L. Moser 
and J. L. Schulenberger. 

6. Froceedinns of Conferences — Eev. J. D. Shirey, llev. E. P. 
Parker and Daniel Eitchie. 

7. Petitioms—ReY. W. A. Lutz, Eov. J. L. Buck and J. W. 
Murray. 

8. Vacancies — Eev. T. H. Strohecker, Eev. J. B. Davis, D. D. 
and J. D. Doescher. 

9. Finance — E. G. Kizer, A. L. Barringer and Stephen Ketchie. 

10. Fastoral Districts — Eev. VY. Kimbali, Eev. G. F. Schaefler 
and A. W. Klutz. 

The report of the President of the Board of Xorth Carolina 
College Avas read and received, and referred to the Committee om 
Church Institutions. 

The report of the Corresponding Secretary was read, received 
and adopted. 

Correspoudiug- Secrc'ary's ISeporl. 

As Corresponding Secretary I will report that I have complied 
Tvith the instructions of Synod. In accordance with the action 
taken at last year's session, (page 33) I conveyed the fraternal 
greetings of this Synod to the South Carolina Synod, by letter, 
assuring said Synod of our abiding interest in their work and 
success, and that the absence of a delegate on the part of our 
Synod at their (."onvention Avas no expression nor indication of a 
want of fraternal feelings and the desire to exchange or inter- 
change delegates and greetings, but was mainl}^ the outgrowth of 
the fact that their delegates mostly- failed to attend our Conven- 
tions. I further assured these neighboring sister Synods that it 
was our desire that the pleasant relations existing between us be 
not only continued but deepened and strengthened. I also sent a 
copy of the 3Iinutes, and drew attention to the union of our 
colleges, &c. The South Carolina Synod took kind and favorable 
action on m.y letter, sent me a copy of its printed proceedings 
(which is herewith submitted, to be referred to the proper Com- 
mittee) and choso a delegate to attend this meeting of our Synod. 
The delegate chosen is Eev. J. Hawkins, D. D., and the alternate 
is Eev. Z. W, Bedenbaugh. I have no word as to their coming. 
The matters of concern to this Synod will be found on pages 19, 
go, 25 and 35. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 9 

I am sorry to say I cannot report about the Tennessee Synod. 
I sent, as I stated above, a letter of the same general import to 
both Synods. I have failed thus far to hear from the brethren of 
the Tennessee Synod either directly or indirectly as to the recep- 
tion of mj'i letter or any action thereon, and having no copy of 
their printed minutes I am unable to report anything further. 

In each instance where a delegate has been chosen, and is 
present, your Secretary would recommend that a delegtvte be 
chosen to the body said delegate may represent. 

Having nothing farther to rej)ort ttiat will not come up in 
some other proper way, I respectfully submit this as my report. 

' F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

Cor. Secretary. 



It was resolved that in the event that no delegate from the 
South Carolina or Tennessee Synods appears at this Convention 
of our Synod that the Corresponding Secretary be instructed to 
convey to said Sj^nods our fraternal greetings by letter, and invite 
delegates to our next meeting of Synod. 

The Treasurer's report was now read, which was received and 
referred to the Committee on Finance, 



10 MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Treasurer's Report* 

P. N. IIeilig, In account loith the 

EVANGELICAL LUTHEEAK SYNOD OF 'N. C. 

1883. Dr. 

May 7. To Amount received from Finance 

Committee $ 850 S-l 

8. " Collection St. Stephen's Church 13 54 
Oct. 17. " Amt. from Eev. S. Eothrock, 

Treasurer W. C 13 65 

25. " Amt. from Eev. II. M. Brown, 

Treasurer E. C 13 00 

1884. 

April 28. " Amt. from Salem Church Syn- 

odical Fund 5 00—$ 895 53 

RICHMOND MISSION. 

1883. 

Dec. 5. To amount from St. Luke's 10 31 

1884. 

Feb. 20. To amount from Salem 4 55 — 14 86 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. ■ 

Jan. 1. To amount from St. Enoch 15 00 

" " " Trinity 10 00— 25 00 

HOME MISSION. 

1883. 

Dec. 5. To amount from St. Luke 6 70 

1884. 

April 28. " '' " Salem 9 00— 15 70 

COLORED MISSION. 

1883. 

Dec. 22. To amount from Trinity Church. 1 50 

" " " St. Enoch 3 00 

1884. 

Feb. 23. " " " Organ Church. . 2 63 

<( " " Ebenezer 4 50 — 11 63 

THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

1883. 

Dec. 5. To amount from St. Luke's 10 00 

Jan 1 " " " Trinity Church. 10 00 

" " " St. Enoch 10 00 

<< " " Salem 10 00— 40 00 

11,002 72 



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Eeports were then read on the State of the Church. 

On motion, time was extended to some of the pastors to make 
more systematic reports on the State of the Church. 

It was resolved that a committee of three be appointed by the 
President to prepare suitable action for this Synod in behalf of 
the indigent and disabled ministers. 

Eevs. Strohecker, Bikle and B. S. Brown were appointed. 

Synod adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at nine o'clock. 
Benediction by the President. 



12 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD; 



SECOXD SESSION. 

Thursday, 9 a. m., May 1st, 1884. 
Synod opened with prayer by Hew L. A. Bikio, D. D. 
Minutes were read and approved. 

Parochial and financial reports were handed in and entered 
upon the minutes. 

parochial REPORTS. 





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14 MINUTES or THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

The Pi'csiderit excused Eev. J. S. Heilig from attendaneo upon 
Synod, and also granted bim a letter of honorable dismissal to the 
Maryland Synod. 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to get up 
Rules of Order for this Synod, and report at the next annual 
meeting. 

Rev. S. Rothrock, Rev. F. W. E. Poschau and Rev. J. D. Shireji 
Committee. 

On motion, the delegates from the following Churches, having 
presented theil- credentials, were received: Salisburj^, Concord i 
Mt. Hermon and Bethel Charge. 

Synod then adjourned for divine service. Prayer. 

Rev. J. L. Buck preached from II Cor., 5; 21. 



THIRD SESSIOK 

Thursday, 2 v. m., May 1st, 1884. 
Synod convened. Prayer by Rev. W. A. Julian. 
The report of the Committee on Letters and Petitions was 
read, which was received, to bo considered by items. 



Report of Conaniiiiec No. 7. 

Your Committee on Letters and Petitions would respectfully 
report the following: 

1. A letter from W. C. Scbaeffer, ealling the attention of Synod 
to its obligations to the Richmond Mission. 

2. A letter from Rev. W. C. Scbaeffer as Secretary of the 
General Synod South, bringing to the notice of Synod two resolu- 
tions passed at the late session of said body: 

(a) That the Theological Seminary at Salem, Va., is to be 
closed after the present session, thus relieving our Synod from 
anj^ obligations in money to said institution in the future. 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. I'Q 

(b) That the General Synod resolved to raise $1,500 for mis- 
Bionary work throughout the South, annually for two years, $400 
of which is the proportionable share from our Synod. We 
recommend that S^'nod promptly assume the responsibilit}^, and 
raise annually for two years 6400, to be placed at the disposal of 
the Mission Committee of the General Synod, 

3. A letter from Eev. Prof J. J. Scherer concerning the action 
of the General Synod, respecting the mission Avork in the South, 
asking this Synod to elect a Mission Committee to cooperate with 
the Mission Committee of the General Synod. 

Wc recommend that the Executive Committee on Missions, if 
continued, be authorized lo cooperate with the General Synod's 
Committee. 

4. A letter and a postal from the members at Hickory, asking 
S3'nod to give permission to sell the property of the congregation 
at that place, and appoint a committee to sell and make settlement 
as soon as possible. 

We recommend that the President of Synod, with two of our 
laymen living in Hickory, be constituted a committee, and author- 
ized to sell the property at as earl}^ a day as is convenient, and 
pay oflP the indebtedness, and turn the surplus over to the Treas- 
urer of Synod. 

5. Two letters, one from Eev. W. H. Cone and one trom Eev. J. 
S. Heilig, asking to be excused from this session on account of 
distance. 

We recommend that they be excused. 

6. A letter from Eev. E. T. Horn, President of the South Caro- 
lina Synod, stating that the Theological Seminary will be perpet- 
uated at l^fewberry, S. C, and asking this Synod to aid in placing 
professors of theology there. 

We recommend that this letter be read before Sj'nod, and some 
action taken respecting the matter. 

7. A letter from Eev. Kimball, respecting the Mooresville Mis- 
sion, asking aid for that point. 

We recommend that this letter be read before Synod, and aid 
given to this Mission. 

8. A letter from the Secretary of the Council of St. Mark's 
Church, Charlotte, praying Synod to give it the same liberal aid 
which this Sjmod has given to other important Missions. We 
recommend that the letter be read before Synod, and that their 
request be carefully considered and all the encouragement possible 
given them. 

W. A. LUTZ, 

J. L. BUCK, 

J. W. MUERAY* 



Id :-,ii>;rTEs of the north Carolina synod. 

Item 1. Adopted, and the following resolution passed: Eesclved, 
That this Sj-nod is not unmindful of the obligation assumed at 
last Synod, with respect to the Eichmond Mission. 

Sub item 1, Adopted. 

Sub item 2. Laid open for future action. 

Item 3. Adopted. 

Item 4. Adopted. 

Item 5. Adopted. 

Item G. Adopted. 

Item 7. Ecferred to Committee on Missions, 

Item S. Eeferred to Committee on Missions. 

On motion, reports were made by Eev. Prof. G. F. Schaeffer, on 
the oSTorth Carolina College and Mt. Pleasant Seminary. 

Synod then adjourned to meet Frida}' morning at nine o'clock. 
Praj^er by Eev. E. P. Parker. 



FOUETH SESSIOK 

Friday, 9 a. m., May 2, 1884. 

Sj-nod met with devotional exercise. The roll was called, and 
the rainut'es read and adopted. 

On motion, the report of the Committee on Unfinished Business 
was received, to be considered by items. 

Report of Comisiitte© 1S<3>. S« 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business would submit the 
following: 

On page 25 of last j'ear's minutes v.-e notice "JResolved. That the 
salary of our Theological Professor due from this Synod, $325, be 
paid quarterly, and that the pastors send to the Treasurer their 
respective aipportionments as soon as practicable," "Was the 
resolution carried out ? 

2. On the same page is a resolution recommending that "when 
a pastor administers the sacrament of baptism or the rite of con- 
firmation, that in each case a certificate be given." Is this reso- 
lution obeyed? 

3, On page 27 wo find that a committee was appointed by this 
body to meet and confer with a similar committee from the Ten- 
nessee Synod in regard to an exchange of the j)roperty of the 
North Carolina Synod in Newton for the property held by the 
Tennessee Synod in Hickory, What was the result of the con- 
ference? 



MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLENA SYNOD. 17 

4. On page 30 we see thiit a committee was appointed to pre- 
pare a programme and to fix a time and place for tiie projier 
celebration of the 400th anniversary of Luther's birthda3\ Did 
the committee pei-form that duty? 

5. On page 32 is a resolution making Eov. F. W. E. Pcschau a 
committee to translate from the German, and prepare the lirst 
twenty-five years' minutes of this Synod, with a view to their 
publication, and report at the next meeting of Synod. Is the 
committee ready to report? 

6. On page 34 is a resolution recommending that our pastors 
preach sjjecial sermons on Christian education at least twice during 
the coming 3'ea'r and present the interests of our College, and with 
their people make special and earnest prayer to Almighty God for 
His blessing on our school of learning. Has this duty been per- 
formed ? 

7. On page 35 wo find this resolution : Resolved, that a commit- 
tee of three be appointed to confer with sin:>ilar committees from 
the South Carolina and Tennessee Synods and investigate the 
chances for a consolidation of the North Carolina College with 
either Newberry or Concordia College, Qv both, and to consider a 
place at which to locate such a consolidated institution. Is the 
Committee ready to report ? 

W. A. JULIAN, 

A. D. L. MOSER. 

J. L. SCHULENBERGER, 

Item 1. On motion roll was called to see if pastors had complied 
with requirements of this item. One half had failed to comply 
with said requirement. 

Item 2. Many failed to' give certificates of Baptism. 

Item 3. It was reported that the Tennessee Synod refused to ap- 
point a committee to confer with the North Carolina College. On 
motion this report of the Committee was received and the Com- 
mittee discharged. 

Item 4. It was reported that this duty had been attended to. 

Item 5. It was reported that this duty was unperformed. On 
motion the report was received and the Committee continued. 

Item 6. This item as shown by roll call had not been fully com- 
plied with. 

Item 7. With reference to the consolidation of Colleges it was 
reported, that, in consequence of the reopening of North Caro- 
lina College on a plan that promises success, it was not deemed 
advisable to hold the conference contemplated. Report adopted 
as a whole. 



18 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

On motion Eev. Barringer, of the German Reformed Church, 
was received into the Synod as an advisory member. 

On motion Synod adjourned to hear the address on education. 

Prayer. 

At 11 A. M., Eev. Prof. G. F. Schaeffer delivered said address. 

After the address a gold headed cane was presented to the Rev. 
J. B. Davis, D. D., by members of the Synod, on this the anniver- 
sary of his fiftieth year in the ministry. The presentation speech 
was made by Prof. Sehaeffer. 



FIFTH SESSION. 

Friday, 2 p. m., Ma:y 2, 1884. 

Synod convened and opened with prayer. 

A certificate was presented and read from the Salem pastorate, 
and delegate enrolled as member of Synod, 

On motion Mr. W. W. Smith, travelling agent of the " Lutheran 
Visitor," was allowed ten minutes in which to make some remarks 
with reference to said paper. 

A resolution was offered endorsing the "Lutheran Yisitor." 

The report of Committee o.n Vacancies was read. It was re- 
ceived and adopted. 

Keport of Committee No. 3. 

The Committee on Vacancies would report Salisbury, Concord, 
Bethel and Union charges now vacant, but understand that the 
Council of these Churches are negotiating with ministers with the 
view of obtaining pastors. 

T. H. STROHECKEE, 

J. B. DAVIS, 

J. D. DOESCHER. 

I&<-|»ort of ComMttiitee on President's Kvport. 

Report was read, received and adopted. 



MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 19 

Keport of" Coiaiisilttee ]\o. 1. 

Your Committee on President's Eepoi-t has examined the same 
and find in it nothing needing special legislation on the part of 
Synod ^ we therefore, recommend its adoption. 
Eespecti'uUv, 

'F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
n. L. BROWN, 

li. c. McAllister. 

On rnotion a Committee was a]:)pointed, consisting of Revs. 
Lutz, Rothrock and Stroheeker, to jireparc some action with re- 
spect to what Synod should do for Rev. J. U. Fespermaii in his 
affliction. 

Report of Delegates to General Synod was read and received to 
be considered by item. 

Keport of I&elegatcs <o Civneral Synod. 

The 14th Convention of the General Synod was held in St. 
John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Charleston, S. C, beginning Wed- 
nesday, April IGth, at 8 P. M., and closing at 10 P. M., Monday 
night^ April 21st. 

None of the S_ynodical delegations were full except that of the 
South Carolina Synod, and yet most of the Sj'nods were well rep- 
resented. 

We are sorry to say, that by a majority vote of just one, the 
Theological Seminary has been discontinued. Your delegation, 
with one exception, voted not to discontinue. 

Regarding the discontinuance of the Seminary we would recom- 
mend the following : 

Resolved, That this Synod has heard with sorrow the action 
closing and discontinuing the Theological Seminary. 

Resolved, That the salary due Rev. Dr. T. W. Dosh be paid him 
as promptl}^ as possible by our Treasurer, from funds collected lor 
that purjX)se, and that we extend the Professors our sympathy in 
this u:ifortonate turn of affairs, assuring them of our high esteem. 

The General Synod accepted this Synod's oflTer of the colored 
Mission under our control, and offered it to its Board of Missions. 

A resolution waa adopted after the creating of a Board of Home 
Missions that provides for the raising of $10,000 for Home Mis- 
sionaiy purposes in the South, by a ^Secretary of Missions who is 
to visit all our congregations and especially our Mission Churches, 
said Secretary to be appointed by the Home Mission Board. 

It was also resolved that $1,500 be raised annually by our va- 
rious district Synods, for Home Miijsion purposes, of which amount 
this Synod's quota is $400. 



20 MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

We recommend that this ainoiint he raised and placed under 
the control of our Advisorj* Board on Missions, with power to co- 
operate with the llissioji Eoard of the General Synod. 

Eegardinu; the holding of the proposed diet, the General Sj-nod 
expressed the wish that the delegations of the District Synods be 
withdrawn and that those chosen b}' the General S_ynod from the 
various Synods be the regularly constituted delegation represent- 
ing the General Sj'nod at the diet. 

The delegates chosen in accordance with this recommendation 
of the General Synod from this Sj-nod are Hev. W. A. Lutz and 
Hon. H. C; McAllister. 

We recommend the endorsement of this action. 
It was made the duty of each District Synod's Secretary to 
transmit to the Presiderit and Seci-etary of the CTieneral Sjmod i^ 
copy of the Minutes of the Annual Meetings of the Syjiod, 
Eespectfully submitted,. 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
J. A.LINN, 
W. A. LITTZ, 

H. c. McAllister, 

. J. F. PATTERSON. 

Item L Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted. 

Item with reference to paying S-100.00 annually, adopted. 

Resolved, That we are pleased with the resolution of the Gen- 
eral Synod to raise $10,000 for Missions, and welcome the Secre- 
tary of the Executive Con^mittee on Missions into our Churches 
to raise our quota of the above amount, and that our Advisory 
Eoard of Missions be authorized to co-operate with the Executive 
Committee on Missions of the General S3aiod. 

Resolved, That we heartily approve of the vote of the majority 
of our delegation to the General Synod opposing th.e Busper>sion of 
the Theological Scminarj^. 

Picport adopted as a whole. 

On motion. Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., Eev. G. F. Schaeffei?'and 
Eev. J. B. Davis, D. D., were appointed a committee to draft suit- 
able resolutions on the death of the late Eev. C. A. Stork, D. D. 

Synod then adjourned till to-morrow 9 A. M. Prayer. 



.' MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD" 21 

SIXTH SESSIOISr. 

Saturday, 9 o'clock, a. m.. May 3d. 1884, 
Synod met and opened Avith the usual devotional service. 
The roll was called and the minutes read and adopted. 
The report of Committee on Church Institutions was read. It 
was received to be considered by items. 

^^eport of C<i>!isa3iiiaittee No. 3. 
1. NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

At the last meeting of Synod it was resolved not to close nor 
^nve up North Carolina College, but to rally anew to its sup- 
port, and 

Resolved further, That the Board of Trustees take the necessary 
measures to continue the exercises of the College. Accordingly 
•our enterprising and energetic Treasurer, Jonas Cook, Esq., inau- 
gui^ated apian for the formation of a College Benefit Association, 
Any person could become a member of the Association bj^ the 
payment of fiye dollars on the first day of Januaiy, and the first 
Df September in each year, for the term of five years. 

Membership in the Association entitles the individual to a re- 
duction in tuition often dollars per year, both in the preparatory 
and CoUeguvte departments of the College. Any congregation in 
Synod, can send a student, having the ministry in view, free of 
tuition. The Board appointed a financial agent, Rev. J. A. Linn, 
to canvass in the interests of the Association. It was stipulated 
that as soon as one hundred members of the Association were se- 
cured, the plan should go into operation. 

In order to secure the requisite number of members by the first 
■of January, some of the friends of the College duplicated their 
membership by a double payment. T) nder the plan of the Asso- 
ciation, the College exercises opened on the first of January, and 
although the circumstances were verj^ unfavorable, in consequence 
of the extreme severity of the weather, it has, nevertheless, at- 
tained to encouraging prosperity. The College has an able Fac- 
ulty, the instruction is thorough, the government pai'cntal, and 
has some sixty or more students on its roll. The students have 
the repntation of being very orderly and gentlemanly in their de- 
portment, and verj^ diligent in their application to study. A Col- 
lege boarding bouse has been established which gives very general 
satisfaction to the boarders at a cost of four dollars or less per 
month. It is intended to increase the number of members of the 
College Benefit xVssociation to two hundred or more, which, it is 
believed, can be done by the cordial co-operation of all our minis- 
ters with the Financial Agent of the College. It is believed that 
by the united and cordial co-operation on the part of our minis- 
ters and people in the support of the College, there is a prosperous 
future before it. 



22 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

2. MT. PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 

From the report of the President of the Board of Trustees, it 
appears thai the Seminary is at this time, without a faculty, and 
that the exercises are necessarily suspended for the reason that it 
is impossible to get a quorum of the Trustees for the transaction 
of business. 

It is suggested thatfive Trustees of this Board be elected. 
Ecspectfullv submitted. 

SAMUEL KOTHEOCK, 
M. A. LTJDAVIG, 
W. KIMBALL. 

Eeport adopted. 

The Committee appointed to prepare suitable action with refer- 
ence to Bro. Fesperman resolved that a collection be immediately 
taken up in his behalf. Fifteen dollan were raised to be paid him 
at once. 

Item 6 in Eeport of Committee No. 7, which had been laid over 
for future action, was, on motion, considered. 

With reference to this itein it was 

Resolved, That we cannot accede to the request made to thia 
Sj^nod by the President of the South Carolina Synod, under exist- 
ing circumstances. 

Resolved, That the Synod endorse Philadelphia and Gettysburg 
Seminaries, and recommend that students within the bounds of 
this Synod obtain their theological education at one of these 
Seminaries. 

The report of Committee on Pastoral Disti°icts was now read. 
The report was received and adopted. 

Keport of Coniiniltee I^o. lO. 

Your Committee on Pastoral Districts respectfully submit the 
following: 

We consider it unwise to interfere with settled charges, and 
recommend what follows for the good, wo trust, of some vacant 
congregations. 

1. We recommend that the Bethel Charge be composed of 
Bethel, St. Stephens and Albemarle. 

2. We recommend that Mt. Olive be separated from the Bethel 
pastorate and connected with Holy Trinity in Mt. Pleasant. 

W. KIMBALL, 

G. F. SCHAEFFER, 

A. W. KLUTZ. 



MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 23 

The report of Committee on state of the Church was read. It 
%vas received and adopted. 



RfporS: of Committee No 2. 



Your Committee would report 

1. That the preaching of the Word is generally well attended, 
comparatively few Church members neglect to have children bap- 
tized and not very many treat with contempt the sacrament of 
the Lord's Supper. These things are encouraging; for from wliat- 
eyer motive persons come in the way of the means of grace, they 
stand a chance of being- savingly operated upon by the Holy 
Ghost, but standing aloof from them there could be no hope. 

2. It seems that the membership of the Church is gradually en- 
larging, both by confirmation, and from other Churches. Especi- 
ally have we cause to feel glad that the young in the bounds of 
many of the congregations are systematical!}^ catechized by the 
pastors, and are taught in the Sunday School in nearly all the 
Churches. Some though, report very little, or no special interest 
in the latter work, and some pastors do not regularly attend to 
the former. Your Committee is persuaded that "these things 
ought not to be." 

3. Most Churches are developing in the matter of benevolence, 
yet it is evident that pastor's salaries are not what they should be, 
and man}^ of them are not promptly paid. Neither is the general 
work of the Church sufficiently well supported. 

4. We are glad that no Church troubles of any magnitude are 
reported, inferring that they do not exist. Some Churches report 
seasons of refreshing in the enjoyment of special services. Some 
Churches, parsonages and other buildings have been erected or 
repaired. 

5. Growth in piety is reported by neai'ly all the Pastoi's, though 
they generally lament that the spiritual state of their flocks isi'ar 
from what it should be. Perhaps the greatest need of the Church 
is faithful, regular, earnest prayer ; and the effective baptism of 
the Holy Spirit. There seems to be less indifference to the means 
of grace than to grace itself. May God soon quicken our people 
through His appointed means. And may we not forget that the 
ministry should be an example to the flock. 

Eespeetfully, 

B S. BROWN, 
H. A. CHEEK, 
H. M. BROWK 

The report on Proceedings of Conferences was read and received 
to bo considered by items. 



24 SIINL'TES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Hcpop^ of Ccimmitlee I^'o. ©. 

The dooumciits placod i>i oiir bands are tbc minutes of the Eas- 
tern and Western Conferences. From these we learn that four 
meetings were held by the former and thi-ee by the latter^ during; 
the last year. Theonly items elaimingthe attention of Synod in 
relation 'to these bodies, are the following : 

1. The Eastern Conference petitions Sj'nod to know what shall 
be done with those members of our Churches who relusc to sup- 
port ^he Church. 

2. Synod is asked to conatitiUe 3i)i additional Conference within 
our bounds. 

In regard •'.o these matters we recommend, 

1. That the Word be faithfully preached, both pHbliciy and pri- 
Tatcly, to the non-supporters of the Church. 

2. That all the Churches East of the Yadkin "River constitute a 
Conference to be known as the Eastern Conference. 

3. That all the Churches between the North Carolina Eail Koad 
and the Yadkin Eiver constitute a second Conference to be known 
as the 3Iiddle Conference. 

4. That all the Churches West of the ISTorth Carolina Eail Eoad, 
and not included in the Eastern Conference, constitute the Wes- 
tern Conference. 

Eespcctfully submitted, 

J. D. SHTEEY, 
DAN'L EITCHEY. 

Ecport adopted. 

liesolved, That \vhere u chai'gc is divided by the boundaries of 
the Oonference, that the residence of the Pastor shall determine 
the Conference to which he belongs. 

Sj-nod then adjourned with prayer to bear tbc address en Miss- 
ions. 

This address was delivered by Ecv. F. W. E. Pcschau. 



SEVENTH SESSION. 

Saturday, 2 p. m., May 4Tn, 1884. 

Synod met and opened with prayer. 

Eeport of Executive Committee on Missions was read, received 
and adopted. 



MINUTES OP THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 25 

Report of Exccantive Coiifiimittcc on Missions. 

The Executive Sommittec on Missions would respectfully submit 
the following report : 

1. The Committee met at China Grove, North Carolina, Juno 
15th, 1883, and was duly organized. 

2. Eev. S. T. Hallma'n, President of Synod, read a letter from 
Eev. V. E. Stickley, declining the Mission work assigned him by 
Synod. 

H. The colored Mission was considered and on motion an appro- 
priation of $200 was voted to Eev. Koontz, colored, provided the 
same bo raised by Ministers in connection with this Synod. The 
Committee urged- the President of Synod to make a special appeal 
to the Ministei's of Synod to make efforts to raise the amount ap- 
propriated. 

4. On motion, the Committee resolved 1o make an appropriation 
to the JForsyth Mission whenever said Mission raise at least S200 
for the Missionary. 

5. Your Committee recommended to the members of Beth Eden 
and Thj-atira Churches in Catawba Mission, to apply to Eev. J. C. 
Moser, of the Tennessee Synod, to supply them with the means of 
Gfrace. xYlso the members at Hickory were recommended to co- 
operate with the members of the Tennessee Synod at that place 
in securing a pastor, and ordered the Secretary to notiiy the Presi- 
dent of the Tennessee Synod of this action. 

6. Eev. H. Dysinger was elected to supplj^ the Mooresville and 
Statesville Mission, to which Synod had appropriated $300. 

7. Eev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., was elected prospecting Missionary 
for the State at large, with a salary of $800 per annum, and was 
authorized and requested to distribute our Church literature 
wherever possible, and to take up collections wherever he preached 
to aid in making his salary. The Committee met again July 30, 
1883. 

8. Eev. H. Dysinger, by letter to the Committee, declined to ac- 
cept tbe Mooresville and Statesville Mission, and Eev. G. F. 
Schiieffer was chosen to fill the vacancy. 

Eev. Schaeff'er informed the Committee that he would not accept 
until said field be investigated, Avhereupon the Chairman called a 
meeting of the Committee at Statesville for that purpose. 

On September 25th, 1883, Eev. L. A. Bikle, D. J)., made a report 
of his work as Missionary. He reported difficulties in the Lexing- 
ton congregation which he was unable to heal : nevertheless he 
reported twelve members who still remained faithful, and a well 
organized Sunday School with about twenty-five scholars. He 
also visited Winston, Greensboro and Ealeigh. Ho reported only 
ten members at Winston and eight at Greensboro, in Ealeigh only 
four. 

Appended to the Eeport was the resignation of our Missionary, 
the acceptance of which was urged for two reasons : 1. That im- 



26 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

mediate results were looked for which could not be realized. 
2. That the Synod Avas not in a condition to sustain a prospecting 
Missionary. 

The resignation was accepted and the field left vacant. 

At a subsequent meeting of the Committee their action in re- 
gard to the Forsyth Mission was reconsidered and an appropria- 
tion of $100 was made to that Mission, 

RespectfuUy'submitted, 

H. c. McAllister, 

Sec. of Com. 

On motion, resolution on page 21 of last 3'ear's Minutes was re- 
scinded. 

Eev. J. A. Linn, T. J. Linn and J. S. Probst were appointed a 
committee to sell property in Hickory. 

Resolved. That an Advisory Board of Missions, two clerical and 
one layman be appointed by the President, to whom all matters 
pertaining to Missions be referred. 

The President appointed the following members to constitute 
the Board: Rev. Gr. F. Schaeffor, Rev. R. W. Petrea and H. C. 
McAllister. 

The Report of Committee on Finance was read, received and 
adopted. 

Report of Cvninailtee i\o. 9. 

Your Committee have examined the Treasurer's Report and 
Vouuchers and find them correct. 

They also report the following contributions for Synodical pur- 
poses : 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



27 



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Organ Chui ch 

Ebenezer Church. . . . 

Rev. W. A. Lutz'sCh'ge: 

St. Enoch's Church. . 


^20 00 
10 00 


10 00 
5 00 


5 00 
5 00 


10 00 
5 00 




3 60 

8 30 




•S 48 60 




33 30 






15 27 
10 00 








15 27 


Trinity 












10 00 


Rev. W. A Julian's Ch'ge: 














Sandy Creek Church. 






10 00 
10 00 





9 25 
2 50 
7 30 




]9 25 


Pilgrim Church 






12 50 








7 30 


Rev.V. RStickley'sC'ge: 
Bethel Church ... 












7 35 
2 60 
1 25 


7 34 
2 60 
1 25 


7 35 
2 60 
1 25 


7 34 
2 60 
1 25 






29 38 


St. Paul's Church. . 






10 40 








5 00 


Rev. AD LMoser's Ch'^'C" 














9 35 
4 00 
3 00 








9 35 














4 00 














3 00 


Rev. J. D. Shirey's Ch'ge: 
St Luke's Church 












8 80 
11 00 

10 00 
5 00 


4 45 
10 00 


10 00 
10 00 








28 25 


Grace Church 

Rev. R L. Brown's Ch'ge: 

Union Church 

Christiana Church . . . 
Rev. E. P. Parker's Ch'ge. 


5 00 


6 31 


63 


42 94 


10 00 
5 00 


5 00 
5 00 


5 00 
5 00 


22 59 
13 50 




52 50 
82 50 


Shiloh Church 






5 00 
1 85 
1 20 








5 00 


Nazareth Church. . . . 












1 85 


Hopewell Church. . . . 






1 20 


Rev. B.S. Brown's Ch'ge: 








Luther Chapel 

Centre Grove Church 
Rev. T. S.Brown's Ch'ge: 


9 00 

2 00 


8 eo 

4 00 


9 00 

2 00 


10 00 
10 00 


14 00 
6 00 




50 00 
24 00 


St. Mark's Church... 


5 00 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 






25 00 


Rev. J. L. Buck's Ch'ge: 








Frieden's Church . . . 


2 00 

10 00 

2 00 


10 00 
5 00 
2 00 


5 00 
5 00 
2 25 


8 27 
8 00 
2 00 






43 27 


St. Paul's Church... 






28 00 


Macedonia Church. . . 






8 25 


Rev. H. M. Brown's C'ge: 








St. Michael's Church 






10 00 

1 00 

2 00 


10 00 
1 00 
5 00 


7 28 
3 35 




27 28 


St. Paul's Church.... 
St. Matthew's Ch'ch. 


1 70 




7 05 

7 00 


Rev. T. H. Strohecker's 












Charge' 
















St. Peter's Church. . . 






9 00 
6 30 
3 00 








9 00 


St. Matthew's Church 












6 ;50 


Luther's Church 












3 00 


Rev. Dr J B Davis' Ch'ge: 














Ch'ch of Holy Trinity 
Rev. F. W. E. Peschau's 


20 00 


15 00 


5 00 


10 00 


8 35 




58 35 


















St. Paul's Church... 


40 66 




20 00 


20 66 






80 00 



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Rev. W. Kimball's Ch'ge: 
















Concordia Church. . . 






7 17 
6 67 








^ 7 17 
6 67 










Bethel Charge, per Rev. 

VV. Kimball: 




























Bethel Church 


§ 5 07 

2 23 

3 50 


2 36 

1 00 

2 34 










7 43 


Mr Olivp rihi] rch 


7 08 








10 31 


St. Stephen's Church: 









5 84 


















Pleasant Grove Ch'ch 

Concord Mission 

Vacant Churches: 






1 50 
60 








1 50 









. 




60 
















Concord 






22 00 
5 00 
5 50 








22 00 













5 00 


rinlfl VVfltpr rihnrch 












5 50 
















Salisbury 






19 00 








19 00 


1 00 






500 


2 09 


8 09 


Rev. R W Petrea's 










Charge: 
















St. John's Church. .. . 
Prosperity Church.. . . 


40 00 
5 00 


30 00 
5 00 


20 00 
5 00 


30 00 
5 00 


31 28 
4 00 




151 28 
24 00 



MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 29 

The iimoiuit $112.19 previous]}' sent in as acknowledged on 
Treasurer's Eeport, lor ppecified purposes, will be found credited 
to the proper Churches in his report. This sum .with the amount 
received at this meeiing makes a total of $1129. 39 for the Synodical 
year. 

The following amounts are now in the hands of Treasurer, viz : 

To balance on hand as per bis report, $ 71 50 

To amount received for Synodical purposes, $i017 20 

Total amount on band, $1088 70 

Your Committee have taken the Treasurer's receipt for the above 
contributions. The Treasurer has received $10.00 from Rev. F. 
W. E. Peschau, since taking the above receipt. 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. G. KIZER, 
A. LaF. BARRTNGER, 
S. C. KETCHIE. 
The Report of Committee on Missions was read and received to 
be considered by items. 

Report of Comraitfee No.. -4. 

Your Committee on Missions have bad placed in their hands 
two applications for assistance, one from the Council of St. Mark's, 
Charlotte, and the other iVom the Pastor of the Mooresville Miss- 
ion. 

1. Regarding the application of St. Marks', in view of the fact 
that substantial aid is needed from this body for the purchase of 
an eligible site, and the erection of a suitable Church edifice, in 
order to give new life and impetus to our work in Charlotte, your 
Committee recommend, 

(a) That the Memorial of St. Mark's be read for information. 

(b) That this Synod appropriate $1,500 to St. Mark's, $400 to bo 
paid out of funds now in the Treasury, and that the raising of $1100 
be referred to the Synod's Advisory Committee on Missions. 

2. Regarding the application of Bro. Kimball, your Committee 
recommend that Concordia, Mooresville, Mt. Hen.;, on and Cold 
Water bo constituted a charge, if agreeable to the parties con- 
cerned. 

L. A.BIKLE, 
R. W. PETREA. 

Besolved, That this Synod appropriate $1500 to St. Mark's, Char- 
lotte, $400 to be paid out of funds now in the Treasury, and that 
the raising of the remaining $1100 be referred to the Synod's Ad- 
visory Committee on Missions, to be paid this Synodical year. 



30 MINUTES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Resolved, That Concordia, Coldwater and Mt.Hermon Churches 
be constituted a charge to be served hj Bro. Kimball, if acceptable 
to the i)eople. It was resolved, that Bro. Ivimball be paid his pro- 
portionable part of the $100 appropriated by Executive Commit- 
tee to Mooresville for the time served. 

Eeport as amended, was adopted. 

Besolved, That Board of Missions of this Synod make immediate 

arrangements for collecting the 81100 for St. Mark's, Charlotte. 

The following resolution prepared by the Committee was adop 
ted ; Sj'nod rising and voting in silence : 

Your Committee in the death of Eev. C. A. Stork, D. D., late 

Chairman of the Theological Faculty of the Seminary at Gettys- 
burg, respectfully submit the tbllowing: 

1. Resolved, That in common with the Church at large we de- 
plore the early death of one, who, though already eminent for his 
ability, gave promise of great usefulness in the preparation of 
Ministers of the Gospel for our Zion. 

2. Resolved, That his death possesses to the N. C. Synod more 
than usual significance in the fact that this was the home of his 
ancestry, the pastoral field of his grand-father and the birth place 
of his father, both eminently useful in our Church. 

3. Resolved, That his Christian life, his devotion to the Lutheran 
Church, his loving spirit be cherished and imitated by us. 

L. A. BIKLE, 
G. F. SCIIAEFFEE, 
, J. B. DAVIS. 
Resolved, That this Synod endorse North Carolina College Bene- 
fit Association and cordially invite the President, Eev. G. F. 
SchaefFer and Eev. J. A. Linn, the Financial Agent, to visit all the 
Churches within the bounds of this Synod, to advance the inter- 
ests of North Carolina College. 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to assist young 

men in obtaining their Theological Education. 

( F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
Committee: .' B. S. BEOWN, 

(t. s. beown. 

Resolved, Tiiat any young men desiring aid ta educate them- 
selves for the Ministry, be referred to the Education Committee. 



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Resolved, That after each of the addresses delivered at the annual 
sessions of Synod on Education and Missions, a collection be taken 
for the object that may be presented. 

Besolved, That a Comnaittee be appointed to nominate members 
to fill the vacancies in the Boards ol North Carolina College and 
Seminary. 

The following were elected to the Board of North Carolina Col- 
lege : Paul Barrier, M. D., J. Cook, Esq., Dr. Shimpock, of Gold 
Hill, and Eev. G. F. Shaeffcr. 

The tollowing to Mt. Pleasant Seminary : Eev. E. W. Petrea, J. 
B. Davis, D. D., C. F. Fisher and Eev. T. "S. Brown. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer pay the Theological Professor out 
of the Treasur}^, and that Churches not having met their appor- 
tionment for this purpose forward the same to the Treasurer. 

Resolved, That the Speakers appointed last 3'ear to deliver ad- 
dresses on Education, Eev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., Principal, Eev. T. 
S. Brown, Alternate, be the Speakers for next year. On Missions, 
Eev. "W. A, Lutz, Alternate Eev, J. D. Shirey. 

Resolved, That the Secretary be paid $10 out of the Synodical 
Treasury for his services. 

Resolved, That the thanks of Synod be tendered the people of 
Ebenezer Church and the community' for the generous Christian 
hospitality extended the members of Sj^nod. 

Resolved, That 1500 copies of Minutes be printed, and an order 
drawn on Treasury' to meet expenses. 

There being no further business, Minutes were read and ap- 
proved. 

Synod adjourned to meet at Bethel Church, Eowan Co., on 
Tuesday before the first Sunday in May next. Synod was then 
formally closed. 

T. S. BEOWN, Secretary. 

• LORD'S DAY SERVICES. 

Impressive services were held by members of Synod, closing 
with the Holy Communion. 

Ministerium. 

ThoMinisterium met at the call of the President and opened 
with prayer. 

EoU called. 

The chief item of business before the Ministerium was with ref- 
erence to the re-licensing or ordination of Nathan Clapp, (col.,) 
and Samuel Holt, (col.) "After much animated discussion, it was 

Resolved, That the colored brethren be ordained, and Eev. J. A. 
Linn, Eev. A. D. L. Moser and Eev. J. L. Buck be constituted a 
Committee to prepare their ordination. The time and place of or- 
dination left optional with the Committee, 

On motion Ministerium adjourned with prayer. 

T. S. BROWN, Secretary. 



TERMS-TUJTIOM : 

Juvenile Class .?l-f>0 per month. 

Primary Class = 2.00 

Academic Class 2.50 

Collegiate Class S3. GO to 4.00 

EXTRA CHARGES : 

Music $3.Q0 per month. 

French and Drawing (Special Rates ) 

Use of Piano 40 

Incidental Fee 20 

Board, including tuition, room, washing fuel and lights 10.00 



Instruction thorough; climate heathful; terms moderate. 
The next Session will open Monda}', August 4th, 1884, and con- 
tinue for 40 weeks. For further j^articuhxrs address the Principal, 

EEV. J. A. LINN, A. M., 

Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus Co., N. C. 



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North Carouna College is located at Mount Pleasoafe, Cabarrus Co.i 
N. C, an incorporated and flourishing village, nineteen miles from Salis- 
bury, thirty miles northeast of Charlotte, near ConcorJ, on the Central 
(N. G. Division of the Richmond & Danville) R. R., from which place it 
is easily accessible. 

Expenses in Collegiate Departisient for Session or Ten Months. 

Bonrd for Forty Weeks ---------- .§50.00 to $100,00 

Tuition -----..-.--. 30.00 to 40.00 

Room Rent and Incidental Fee ---------- 9.0U 

Wasliing, Fuel, and Lights, about ---- 20.UO 

Total - ■ - - - SllO.OO to .§170.00 

Expenses in Academic Department. 

Tuition, including Latin and Greek - $ 20.00 to S 30.00 

Total, - - 100.00 to 160.00 

Address, 

Rev. G. F. SCHAEFFER, 

President. 



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Officers of Synod. » , 

President— PvEY. J. A. IJNN, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
EEC. Sec—Rev. T. fS. BROWN, Charlotte, N. C. 
Cor. Sec— Key. F. W. E. PESCHAU, Wilmington, N. C. 
Treasurer— Col. P. N. HEILIG. Salisbury, N. C. 



Time and Place of Next Annual Meeting. 

The 82d Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 
North Carolina will be held in Bethel Church, Rowan County, N. 
C, beginning on Tuesday before the first Sunday in May, 1885, at 
10 A. M. 



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