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tention without, yet we enjoy an entire ecclesiastical peace, for which we have great reason to be thankful.

Rev. Daniel Scherer has committed to his care at present three congregations in Cabarrus county, N. C. which are externally in a very prosperous condition. In the past year he baptized '101 infants received by confirmation into communion 77—had 13 deaths, and $17 communicants.

Rev. Jacob Miller has the care of five congregations in Davidson co. N. C. Nothing particularly interesting has occurred in these churches in the last year. He baptized 47 children, 9 adults, 8 of whom have become full members, confirmed 20, had 9 deaths, and 90 communicants. Discord and contention prevailed in these churches, and as a natural consequence vice and immorality abounded in many places to an alarming degree, but we hope for beta ter times.

Rev. William Jenkins resides in Tennessee, and has the care of five congregations, where he has been labouring for some time with considerable success. Loud and repeated calls for help, have been made from this section of our church, but in consequence of the scarcity of Preachers, and the many destitute churches in other places, they have not yet been supplied. In consequence of this, Zion languishes here, and is anxiously struggling for deliverance of God notwithstanding this state of things, there have been initiated by baptism 197 infants received by confirmation 24-and has 185 communing members besides a number who are now receiving religious instruction and who will become members in future.

From Rev. Andrew Seechrist's communication, it appears that he has the care of four churches in Virginia, and that they are gradually increasing. During the past year he baptized 51 infants and 1 adult, buried 4, and has 135 communicants.

Rev. Jacob Kaempffer has the care of three congregations situated in Rowan county, N. C. which are in a prosperous condition but would be much more so were it not for the unfortunate discord which has existed already several years among some of the members. Since his location among them, he baptized 69 infants, had 18 burials and 323 communicants.

Rev. William Artz has the care of five congregations, situated in Orange and Guilford counties, N. C. and appears to be successful-in his labours in building up the waste places of Zion, in healing the breach, and uniting the hearts of the people in the bonds of the Gospel of peace,

Rev. D. P. Rosenmiller, after concluding his missionary tour, located in Germantown Stokes county, and preached there, and is three congregations in the neighbourhood, and the surrounding country generally, during the space of six months in that time he held communion twice, and administered the sacrament to 30, confirmed 9, and baptized 12 infants and 1 adult. In a few places he had evidence of the success of his labours, but in other places the reverse was the case.

Rev. John Reichard, living in Davidson county, N. C. baptized 9 infants, and had 3 burials.

Rev. G. Shober has resigned all his Congregations except one, in consequence of old age; in that congregation, he baptized, during the past year, 1 adult and 7 children, and celebrated the Lord's Supper three times, with 12 communicants. This congregation did not increase in number, owing partly to sectarianism, and partly to the removal of church members to Indiana. He dedicates most of his Sundays to the progress and increase of Sunday Schools; to their prosperity, he is particularly attached. In his congregation, there is a flourishing Sunday School, with about 50 children: 16 Sunday Schools are auxiliary to the Stokes county Sunday School Union, more than 1000 children are there instructed.

Thus it appears from the Parochial Reports, though they are deficient, that our borders are still enlarging and the number of members gradually increasing. Although the Virginians have formed themselves into a new Synod and some of the brethren have attached themselves to that Body, our Synod still consists of 16 members. Three active and promising young men have been received from our Seminary at Gettysburg in the past year, were licensed, and are now labouring in the bounds of this Judicatory with considerable success. Forty five congregations, besides several which are vacant or in a declining state, are attached to this body, and in the past year there have been reported 1888 communing members, 204 that have been added by confirmation, 28 adults by baptism, and 640 infants.

EXTRACTS FROM REV. ROSENMILLER'S MISSIONARY

TOUR.

Rev. D. P. Rosenmiller under the authority of the Lutheran Missionary Society of North-Carolina, &c. commenced his missionary labours on the 27th of June 1829, and pursued them among the destitute, from Salem, N. Carolina, through a part of Stokes to Surry county, and thence to Wilkes, Lincoln, and Burke, and then returned through Iredell and Rowan, and preached to several vacant and destitute congregations in the Forks of the Yadkin River, and from thence through Davidson back to Stokes. During this time he preached 35 times, and occasionally to pretty large and attentive assemblies, and it is hoped not without some good and lasting effect.

The time occupied in this tour, was six weeks and a half, in which time he travelled 663 miles and collected for the Missionary Society in different places $14 25 cts. In some of the above named counties the people are very destitute of the means of grace, and the gross vices of intemperance, sabbath breaking and profane swearing prevail to an alarming degree, and call loudly During the remainder of the day, several discourses were delivered by different brethren, and from the Texts we judge, that they were highly evangelical in their character, and calculated to rouse and convict sinners.

On Monday, the Synod was constituted, as is usual among us, and then Rev. G, Shober, was elected President and Rev. John Reck, Secretary, for the ensuing year. To sustain a fraternal intercourse between the Synods of North and South Carolina, the Rev. M. Rauch appeared as a Delegate from the South Carolina Synod,

and the Rev. H. Graber was appointed to attend at the next meeting of the South Carolina Synod, as a delegate from this body.

To aid several indigent young men, now prosecuting their Theological studies at our Gettysburg Seminary the Synod resolved, that each Minister, endeavor to collect five dollars, in each of his churches. The Rev. „Daniel Scherer was appointed to missionate in the state of Mlinois, and to collect all the Missionary. imformation possible; to be reported by him, to the Lutheran Missionary Society of N. Carolina, at the next annual meeting.,

For a more minute description of the state of religion within the jurisdiction of this Synod, we refer the reader, to the following report, which is appended to the minutes.

In reviewing the march of truth, and presenting a statement of Religion in the respective congregations under the care of this Synod, we find great reason for gratitude to the great Head of the Church for the indications of his grace and mercy to us in the past year, and also of lamentation over the desolations of our Zion in many places. Though it is not our privilege to record any extraordinary visitations of God's* distinguísheď favour, or great and extensive revivals of religion ; yet we can truly say that our labours have not been without success; and that' the respectable accessions to nearly all our congregations give abundant evidence to this. fact.

Our Venerable Father Storch has resigned his congregations for several years into the hands of his successors, in consequence of infirmity and age, but manifests much pleasure in the prosperity of true Religion, and actively supports some of our Benevolent Institutions:

Rev. Mr. Shober has relinquished his former charge and only preaches in one congregation, situated in Stokes county, on account' of old age and debility, and devotes much of his time in promoting Sunday Schools in which he feels a peculiar interest. In his congregation their is a flourishing Sunday School, consisting of about 50 pupils.

Rer. Jacob Scherer has the care of five congregations situated

in Wythe and Washington counties, Virginia. Since his residence there, he has received eighty two persons into full communion, by confirmation, who were hopefully pious and who since have evinced by their deportment that a good work has been commenced in their hearts and that they are seeking a better country.

Four Sunday Schools have been formed in these congregations this spring consisting of nearly two hundred pupils. In the past year Rev. J Scherer, baptised 87 Infants and one adult, had 17 burials, and 307 communing members.

The means of grace are generally well attended, and some good, it is hoped, affected, but much still remains to be done. The religious education of children is too much neglected by many of the parents, and too little interest manifested for vital piety by many of the old and young.

Rev. John Reck has the care of four congregations, besides several other places of occasional preaching, and it is a source of pleasure to him, and of gratitude to God, that his churches are still growing. Although there has not been so great an addition of members, during the last year, as in some former years, yet the Lord has still inclined the hearts of some to confess him openly, and a number more have made application, and who are now receiving instruction with a view to become members in future. Connected with these congregations, there are now eight 'Sunday Schools in operation, and have effected much good in some places. In the past year Rev. J. Reck baptized 53 Infants, 11 Adults, received by confirmation into full communion 17, has 277 communicants, and has had 17 deaths, some of whom were among his most influential and conspicuous members.

In accordance with a resolution of the last Synod a special con ference was held in St. Michael's church, on the 14th of September 1829, during which time ten sermons were preached and the Holy Eucharist administered. A deep solemnity pervaded the audience and much good was effected On Monday a Missionary Society was formed in this congregation Auxiliary to the Lutheran Missionary Society of North-Carolina and adjacent states, and a resu pectable number of persons subscribed immediately. If this plan would be adopted generally, by our churches and each member only give 25 cents annually much good could be done.

Rev. Henry Graber preaches in five congregations regularly, and occasionally in other places in Lincoln co'. which are gradually increasing. The Preaching of the Gospel'is well attended, more so of late than common. An increased attention is manifested for all the means of grace and we have reason to hope that good has been effected, and that many have experienced the power of religion in their hearts During the past year Rev. Graber baptized 68 persons five of whom were adults, received by confirmation 35, buried 22, and has 100 regular communing members. The members of some of the sister churches are very friendly to us here, and liberal in supporting our churches; and although there is ģiscord and con

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tention without, yet we enjoy an entire ecclesiastical peace, for which we have great reason to be thankful.

Rev. Daniel Scherer has committed to his care at present three congregations in Cabarrus county, N. C. which are externally in a very prosperous condition. In the past year be baptized 101 infants received by confirmation into communion 77—had 13 deaths, and 317 communicants.

Rev. Jacob Miller has the care of five congregations in Davidson co. N. C. Nothing particularly interesting has occurred in these churches in the last year. He baptized 47 children, 9 adults, 8 of whom have become full members, confirmed 20, had 9 deaths, and 90 communicants. Discord and contention prevailed in these churches, and as a natural consequence vice and immorality abounded in many places to an alarming degree, but we hope for beta ter times.

Rev. William Jenkins resides in Tennessee, and has the care of five congregations, where he has been labouring for some time with considerable success. Loud and repeated calls for help, have been made from this section of our church, but in consequence of the scarcity of Preachers, and the many destitute churches in other places, they have not yet been supplied. In consequence of this, Zion languishes here, and is anxiously struggling: for deliverance of God-notwithstanding this state of things, there have been initiated by baptism 137 infants received by confirmation 24—and has 185 communing members besides a number who are now receiving religious instruction and who will become members in future.

From Rev. Andrew Seechrist's communication, it appears that he has the care of four churches in Virginia, and that they are gradually increasing. During the past year he baptized 51 infants and 1 adult, buried 4; and has 135 communicants.

Rev. Jacob Kaempffer has the care of three congregations situated in Rowan county, N. C. which are in a prosperous condition but would be much more so were it not for the unfortunate discord which has existed already several years among some of the members. Since his location among them, he baptized 69 infants, had 13 burials and 323 communicants.

Rev. William Artz has the care of five congregations, situated in Orange and Guilford counties, N. C. and appears to be successful in his labours in building up the waste places of Zion, in healing the breach, and uniting the hearts of the people in the bonds of the Gospel of peace,

Rev. D. P. Rosenmiller, after concluding his missionary tour, located in Germantown Stokes county, and preached there, and in three congregations in the neighbourhood, and the surrounding country generally, during the space of six months in that time he held communion twice, and administered the sacrament to 30, confirmed 9, and baptized 12 infants and 1 adult. In a few places he had evidence of the success of his labours, but in other places the reverse was the case.

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