This, then, would leave only Luke, aside from Paul. That he most likely was not present at Pentecost is clear from the introduction of his Gospel, for he speaks of “those who from the beginning became eyewitnesses and attendants of the message [and who] delivered these to us,” thus showing that he was not an eyewitness. Additionally, the earliest reference to Luke, but only by means of the personal pronoun “we,” is after the conversion of Saul, who later became the apostle Paul.—Luke 1:2; Acts 16:10.
● In instituting the memorial of his death and the covenant for the Kingdom with his followers, did Jesus partake of the bread and wine?—F. S., United States.
Regarding these emblems Jesus said: “Take, eat. This means my body.” “Drink out of it, all of you.” It therefore does not seem reasonable to conclude that Jesus would partake of the bread, which was representative of his own fleshly body, nor of the wine which represented his own blood. So while there is not a scripture that gives us definite information, it is reasonable and logical to draw this conclusion.—Matt. 26:26, 27.
● Are sisters required to wear a head covering when giving the third and fourth student talks in the theocratic ministry school?—D. H., United States.
No, it is not necessary for sisters to wear a head covering when giving these talks. They are not teaching dedicated males but only giving demonstrations of their own teaching ability for the purpose of being counseled. Since this is the purpose of their giving these talks and since the school is under male supervision, sisters are not required to wear a head covering. For similar reasons they would not be required to wear a head covering when taking part in service meeting demonstrations.
Watchfulness is necessary to direct our lives in such a way that we will engage in right works. Watchfulness will aid all servants of Jehovah God to find and make time in June to present the splendid Bible-study aid From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained with a booklet, on a 75c contribution.
UNITED WORSHIPERS DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES
The year 1961 will mark a new milestone in the unity of Jehovah’s servants on earth. Contributing in large measure will be the series of United Worshipers District Assemblies now completed as to arrangements. For rooming accommodations, five weeks before assembly date write the Watchtower Convention at the rooming address of the convention city nearest you; then join the thousands of other worshipers of Jehovah all six days at this grand assembly. Plan now!
JUNE 20-25: New York, New York, Yankee Stadium, River Ave. & E. 161st St., Bronx, N.Y. Rooming: 77 Sands St., Brooklyn 1, N.Y.
JUNE 27-JULY 2: Houston, Texas, Sam Houston Coliseum, Walker & Bagby Sts., Houston, Tex. Rooming: 2029 Harold St., Houston 6, Tex.
JULY 4-9: Vancouver, British Columbia, Empire Stadium, Exhibition Park, Vancouver, B.C. Rooming: 3280 Grandview Hwy., Vancouver, B.C.
AUGUST 8-13: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Fairgrounds Grandstand, 10th St. at May Avenue, Oklahoma City, Okla. Rooming: 5801 N. Shartel, Oklahoma City 18, Okla.
AUGUST 15-20: Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha Civic Auditorium, 18th & Capitol, Omaha, Nebr. Rooming: 2901 N. 30th St., Omaha 11, Nebr.
AUGUST 22-27: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Arena Auditorium, 5th & Kilbourn Sts., Milwaukee 3, Wis. Rooming: 1238 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee 6, Wis.
AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 3: San Francisco, California, Candlestick Park Stadium, San Francisco, Calif. Rooming: 1619 Laguna St., San Francisco 15, Calif.
“WATCHTOWER” STUDIES FOR THE WEEKS
July 9: Pursue Things Upbuilding to One Another, and Loving Use of What We Are Given, ¶1-3. Page 329.
July 16: Loving Use of What We Are Given, ¶4-18. Page 334.