The Rev. Professor George Harris, of Andover, conducted the service in Appleton chapel last evening. He chose as the text of his sermon John vs 17; "But Jesus answered them, My Father worked even until now, and I work." In these words Jesus justified himself for healing the lame man on the Sabbath. He had a flash of insight into the purpose of God, and understood that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. But His words have a larger significance than this. They show how deeply conscious Jesus was of God's working everywhere in the world, and how this consciousness was His inspiration, and may be ours. We all wish to help humanity, but are in doubt as to this proper method. The development of better persons is the real end to be sought, and this is to be attained only by the better development of our own character.
The choir sang the following selections: "How beautiful up on the mountains," Smith; "It shall come to pass," Tours; "God who cannot be unjust," Costa.