To the Rev. C. H. Little:
Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
At a meeting of the members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church Mahone Bay, held on the 9th day of August 1909 you were duly chosen to become its pastor. By authority and on behalf of said congregation we, the undersigned, do hereby extend to you a formal call, and [?] urge upon you the acceptance of the same. As pastor of the said parish you will be required to peach and teach the pure word of God, to administer the sacraments, to instruct the young, to visit the sick and [?], to maintain Christian discipline, to supervise the schools and societies of the parish, and to perform all other duties of the gospel ministry in accordance with the – Confessions and usages of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and as becometh one called to the Sacred office.
In the name of the said parish we pledge you our prayers, our love and esteem, and our hearty cooperation in the work of the Lord; and for your temporal support and comfort we are authorized by the said parish to promise to pay you the sum $700.00 annually in quarterly installments, so long as
You continue to be our pastor: and to grant you the free use of the parsonage.
In accordance with the resolution of Synod at its Last Convention at Lunenburg, we hope that the dicision of our parish will be speedily accomplished. When this shall have been accomplished we are further authorized to promise you that the salary will continue at $700.00 per annum with the free use of the parsonage.
In testimony where of we have subscribed our names this 14th day of August 1909 at the request and on behalf of the congregation
George D. Nedy
Haliburton Ross The Church Council
Harry B. Hiltz
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Call to Mahone Bay
Aug. 14, 1909