This 44 page ledger contains Dr. John H. A. Bomberger's handwritten notes about the sermons preached during his final four years as pastor of the First Reformed Church of Easton, Pennsylvania. Entries contain the date, time of day, place, Biblical text and theme for each sermon. Often, additional remarks are found about the occasion of the sermon (a Confirmation, Communion, funeral, Harvest sermon or cornerstone laying, for example), the weather, and attendance. Names and ages of the deceased (and sometimes the cause of death) are recorded for the funeral services. The death of a child is frequently noted as the occasion for the sermon.
The funeral of Reverend Thomas Pomp is recorded in the ledger as taking place on April 25, 1852. Pomp resigned as German pastor of the Reformed Church in Easton on April 19, 1850. Bomberger served with him as the English pastor.
Farewell sermons from Bomberger to the congregation at Easton are noted to have taken place on August 27th, 1854. A handwritten note reads in part: "Thus ended my ministerial labors among a people to whom my heart became increasingly attached from year to year." The ledger records the first eight sermons preached in September 1854 at Bomberger's new pastorate at the Race Street Church in Philadelphia.
A list of catechumens for the years 1852 to 1853 is also found within the book.
John H. A. Bomberger, sermons, Reformed Church, Easton, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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Bomberger, John Henry Augustus, "Record of Sermons Preached in Easton, Pennsylvania, etc., Commencing April 1, 1850" (1854). John H. A. Bomberger Library. 82.
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