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Thy word to dwell in us richly, we beseech who alone givest the increase, regard Thee, and fill us with the knowledge of with favor, we beseech Thee, the worship Thy will in all wisdom and spiritual un and service of Thy people. Establish derstanding, that we may walk worthy upon us the work of our hands for Thy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being praise. Give what Thy wisdom knoweth fruitful in every good word and work, to be for our good, nor withhold from us and increasing in the knowledge of God; that blessing which maketh rich and through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. addeth no sorrow.
Teach us to know Merciful God, we ask Thy blessing Thee, the only Hope and Saviour of upon all missionaries. Prosper Thou sinners. Help us to receive with meektheir work of faith and love. Send ness the engrafted word, which is able forth
to to save our souls. Walking in the way gather fruit unto life eternal. Grant us of righteousness, may we grow in grace grace, and power, to be fellow-workers as members of Thy Church on earth ; with them, by our prayers and offerings, and when we die, may we be received that we may also rejoice with them in into Thy fold in heaven, there to praise Thy heavenly kingdom, through Jesus Thee—the Father, the Son, and the Christ our Lord. Amen.
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world withClosing Prayer.
out end. Amen. Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, Our Father, who art in heaven, etc.
The Apostles' Creed. I believe in God the Father Almighty, ascended into heaven; and sitteth at the Maker of heaven and earth : And in Jesus right hand of God the Father Almighty; Christ, His only begotten Son our Lord; from thence He shall come to judge the who was conceived by the Holy Ghost; quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy born of the Virgin Mary ; suffered under
the holy Catholic Church; the Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and communion of saints; the forgiveness of buried; He descended into Hades ; the sins; the resurrection of the body; and third day He rose from the dead; He the life everlasting. Amen.
Twenty-third Psalm. The Lord is my Shepherd : I shall not Thou art with me : Thy rod and Thy staff want.
they comfort me. He maketh me to lie down in green pas Thou preparest a table before me in tures : He leadeth me beside the still waters. the presence of mine enemies : Thou
He restoreth my soul : He leadeth me anointest my head with oil; my cup in the paths of righteousness for His runneth over. name's sake.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow Yea, though I walk through the valley of me all the days of my life, and I will dwell the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for in the house of the Lord forever.
The Ten Commandments.
First.—Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Second.—Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Third.-Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.
Fourth.-Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,
thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates : for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Fifth.-Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Sixth.-Thou shalt not kill.
Seventh.—Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Eighth.—Thou shalt not steal.
Ninth.--Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Tenth.-Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
Blessed are the poor in spirit :
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness :
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the peace-makers:
For they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Additional prayers and Collects.
From which selections may be made for opening or closing. 1. Meet us, O Lord, in all our doings flowing goodness; for Thy faithfulness with Thy most gracious favor, and fur- which is from one generation to another; ther us with Thy continual help; that in for Thy mercies which are new every all our works, begun, continued, and morning, fresh every moment, and more ended in Thee, we may glorify Thy holy than we can number; for Thy fatherly name, and finally, by Thy mercy, attain hand ever upon us in sickness and in everlasting life; through Jesus Christ health, in joy and in sorrow, in life and our Lord. Amen.
in death; for friends and kindred, and 2. O Lord, who hast taught us that all
kind benefactors; for home and counour doings without charity are nothing try; for Thy Church and for Thy Gospel; worth; send Thy Holy Ghost, and yea, Lord, for that there is nothing for pour into our hearts that most excellent which we may not bless and thank Thee. gift of charity, the very bond of perfect
And we beseech Thee ever to preserve ness, and of all virtues; without which, in our hearts such gratitude for Thy whosoever liveth is counted dead before manifold mercies, that we may continuThee. Grant this for Thy only Son
ally show forth Thy praise. Renew us Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
also more and more by Thy Word and 3. Almighty God, our Heavenly Fa
Spirit in the image of Thy Son, that we ther, Fountain of all blessings, the Giver
may honor and glorify Thee, until we
come at last into the glory of Thy heavof every good and perfect gift, send down upon us the healthful Spirit of Thy grace,
enly kingdom. Amen. that we may glorify Thee, through Jesus
6. Almighty Father, who hast promChrist our Lord. Amen.
ised that they who seek Thy heavenly 4. O God, Thou art light, and in Thee
wisdom shall find it; send down upon us is no darkness at all, draw us to Thy Thy grace, that we, being trained up in dear Son, our Saviour, who is the true the nurture and admonition of the Lord, light of the world. Grant us grace, as
may choose and love Thy way, and never from the lips of those who teach us, to
depart therefrom, that when Thou maklearn of Thee. Reveal Thy holy Gospel est up Thy jewels in Thy glorious kingto us. By Thy Holy Spirit enlighten and dom, we may be Thine, for the sake of instruct us in the knowledge of divine Thy Holy Child Jesus, our Saviour. things. Deliver us from all unholy
Amen. thoughts and desires. Unite us more 7. O Lord Jesus, who art the Good closely to Thyself, and to all Thy chil- Shepherd, and didst lay down Thy life dren. Strengthen and confirm
for the sheep; look mercifully upon this, true piety; and guide our steps in the Thy flock, and make it Thine forever, paths of innocence and peace; through that we may love and serve Thee in conJesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
stant obedience to Thy word, and, finally, 5. O God, Giver of all good and Foun- be with those that come into Thy kingtain of all mercies, in whom are the dom of glory. Amen. springs of our life: all glory, thanks, 8. O Lord, who didst come to seek and praise be unto Thee for Thine ever- and save that which was lost, and to
whom all power is given in heaven and him to health and strength that ne may on earth; hear, we beseech Thee, the joyfully serve Thee in Thy Church, to prayers of Thy Church for those who, at the honor of Thy Name, through Jesus Thy command, go forth to preach the Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Amen. Gospel in all the world. Preserve them
For Meetings of Teacbers and from all dangers, to which they may be
Young people. exposed; and while they plant and water, send Thou the increase, gathering ther, whose we are and whom we serve;
1. Almighty God, our Heavenly Fain the multitude of the heathen; so that
from whom cometh all wisdom profitable Thy name may be glorified, and Thy
to direct, and help for every duty; be kingdom come. Amen. 9. Almighty God, our Heavenly Fa
graciously with us in our present assem
bly. May all our counsels be ordered in ther, we thank Thee that Thou hast
heavenly wisdom, and crowned with given us godly parents and faithful
Thine abundant blessing; through Jesus teachers, so that in our childhood and
Christ our Lord. Amen. youth, we know the Holy Scriptures
2. Keep us mindful, O Lord, that we whereby we are made wise unto salva
are not our own, but belong to our faithtion; and, we beseech Thee, help us by
ful Saviour, Jesus Christ. To Thee we Thy Holy Spirit to understand Thy
dedicate ourselves anew.
To Thee we word, and to treasure its truths in our
offer all our designs, all our studies and hearts, so that, as we increase in stature,
endeavors, all that we have and are. we may also grow in grace, and in favor
Give us grace to renounce the vain pomp with God and man, until we come to
and glory of the world, and to choose eternal life, through Jesus Christ our
the ways of charity and good works, Lord. Amen.
that being wholly taken up with labors 10. Almighty God, our Heavenly Fa
of mercy, we may escape the corruptions ther, by whose goodness we have now
that are in the world through lust. Make been instructed in Thy divine and saving
our hcarts humble, our words rich with truth: enlighten our souls to the full un
the savor of grace, our lives consistent derstanding of what has been spoken;
and pure, that in all things we may be and give us hearts to obey Thy will, that
an example to the lambs of Thy flock. we may not only be hearers of spiritual
Amen. words, but also doers of good works,
3. Bless Thy Church, we pray Thee, and thus glorify Thee in a pure faith and blameless life; through Jesus Christ our
its Pastors, and all who labor and give,
for its prosperity and extension. Raise Lord. Amen.
up for it many friends who may joyfully For the sick.
serve it in its various necessities. InAlmighty and gracious God, whose crease the number of those who preach mercies are over all Thy creatures, look and uphold Thy word, that it may have in tender compassion, we beseech Thee, free course, and win many to righteousupon Thy servant, N. N., who is sick.
Amen. Sustain him in the trial through which 4. Let Thy special benediction be upon he is passing, and sanctify it to his good. this congregation, upon its officers, its Deliver him from suffering, and, if in schools, its teachers, and upon all its inaccordance with Thy holy will, restore terests and efforts, that streams of blesse
ing may issue from it, to the honor and that those things which we have faithfully glory of Thy Name; through Jesus asked according to Thy will, may be Christ our Lord. Amen.
effectually obtained, to the relief of our 5. Almighty God, who hast promised necessity, and to the setting forth of Thy to hear the petitions of Thy people; we glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, beseech Thee mercifully incline Thine who liveth and reigneth with Thee and ear to us who have now made our prayers the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world and supplications unto Thee; and grant without end. Amen.
Special Orders of Service.
L.-The desire of all nations shall
Leader.-Behold I will send my mes- the glory of Thy people Israel. senger, and he shall
of the Lord.
S.-Make straight in the desert a highSchool.—The people that walked in dark
way for our God. ness have seen a great light.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
heaven and earth are full, are full of the Rise, my soul, from sleep awaking, Rise and sing, and watch and pray;
majesty of Thy glory. Hosanna, ho
sanna, hosanna, in the highest ! 'Tis thy Saviour,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name
of the Lord. Hosanna, hosanna, hoAlmighty God, give us grace that we
sanna, in the highest.
VI. Scripture Lesson for the day. may cast away the works of darkness,
(Follow Order of Service, p. vi.) and put upon us the armor of light now, in the time of this mortal life, in which
The Birtb of Jesus. Thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility ; that when He shall come
I. Opening Hymn. in His glorious majesty, to judge the II. Introductory. (School standing.) quick and the dead, we may rise to the Leader.-0 Lord, open Thou my lips. life immortal, through Him who liveth
School.–And my mouth shall show forth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Thy praise. Ghost, now and forever. Amen.
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! IV. Hymn.
Let earth receive her King; V. Leader.-0 Lord, our Lord, how
Let every heart prepare Him room excellent is Thy name in all the earth!
And heaven and nature sing.
III. Let us pray.
S.-Blessed is he that cometh in the name loved the world as to give Thine only of the Lord.
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth