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Jesus said unto her "Touch Me Not"



“Jesus Said Unto Her ‘Touch Me Not’.” The Pfeiffer Room tells the story of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdaline after the Resurrection. “Do not hold on to me,” Jesus told her, “because I have not yet gone back up to the father . . . ” John 20:11-18; Matthew 28:9-10; Mark 16:9-11 It is dedicated to Frances Barbara Pfeiffer, who lived from 1903 to 1923. She was the daughter of Franz and Alice Pfeiffer. Barbara had rather fragile health, but she played the piano well, was a Sunday School teacher, and was engaged to be married at the time of her death at the age of twenty. In late 1913, the church was assessed for the paving of Fifth Avenue. Franz Pfeiffer headed the men’s banquet given to raise funds for the assessment. The Franz Pfeiffer home at 530 Ferry Street was left to the church and used for classes and for several years as a manse. Dr. Morton L. Booth, minister of the church from 1947 to 1974 and then Pastor Emeritus, lived at the manse from 1947 to 1957. In the 1940’s efforts were made to obtain furnishings from the manse and other locations to furnish the Pfeiffer Room as a church parlor.

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