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| For Sunday School Extension and Missionary work.
“My God, I thank thee, who hast made."
life and let it be."
ADDRESS BY THE PASTOR.
| This may be given by an invited speaker if desired.
One of the following may be used if desired:
“God of our Fathers, whose almighty hand.”
I The minister may use his own form of words, or, if he prefers, he may
use the following: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who hast shown us in Jesus Christ
the wonders of thy love to us, help us to live as thy faithful and loyal children. Kindle in our hearts a deep desire to know thy will, and to do it. Bless these children gathered in thy house to worship Thee, and may they learn here the lessons of the eternal life. Give to us all the childlike spirit, and bring us all at last into the glory of the eternal home, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
faultless before the presence of his glory, with exceeding joy, to
AN ORDER FOR A MISSIONARY SERVICE
| This may be a Processional, if desired. One of the following hymns
may be used:
INVOCATION. | The minister or leader may use his own words, or, if he prefers, he may
use the following: Father in heaven, who dost love all thy children everywhere, and didst
send thy Son to seek and to save the lost, fill us with Thine own deep desire for the salvation of all men. As the Master sent forth his disciples to tell the story of redeeming love to all the nations, so may we feel that we should send the message of the gospel to all on earth. Bless us as we consider today the work of thy Kingdom, and fill us with joy by the promise of its final victory everywhere; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
All Uniting. Our Father, who art in heaven. Hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom
come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
One of the following may be used if desired:
“Go labor on; spend and be spent.”
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching
them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. (Matt.
XXVIII: 18-20.) And being assembled together with them, he commanded them that
they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy
Ghost not many days hence. Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: And ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea,
and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1: 4, 5, 8.)
Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the
king's son. He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. The mountains shall bring peace to the people;
And the little hills, by righteousness. He shall judge the poor of the people; He shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the
oppressor. They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout
all generations. He shall come down as rain upon the mown grass: as showers that
water the earth, In his days shall the righteous flourish;
And abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
And from the river unto the ends of the earth.
And his enemies shall lick the dust.
The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
All nations shall serve him.
The poor, also, and him that hath no helper.
their blood be in his sight. And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: Prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be
praised. There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the moun
tains; The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon;
And they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. His name shall endure forever;
His name shall be continued as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in him;
All nations shall call him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous And blessed be his glorious name forever: And let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
The minister or leader may use his own form of words, or, if he wishes,
may use the following: Almighty and Most Merciful God, in whose hands are all the ends of
the earth, send forth thy light and thy truth into all the world. Win back thine own by the gracious power of thy Spirit working through the heralds of the Cross who carry the good news of Christ and his redemption. Protect the messengers of grace amid the dangers and difficulties that may confront them. Give them strength and skill and courage in their work. Bless those who work in mission fields in this our own country, that the power of the gospel may make this a Christian nation. Crown their labors with abundant success. Speed Thou the time when the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea, when Jesus shall rule in every heart and home, and when in the world-wide triumph of his redeeming grace the Kingdom of heaven shall have fully come on earth: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
One of the following may be used:
“Fling out the banner, let it float.”
ADDRESS OR EXERCISE.
| The address may be by the pastor; or addresses may be made by returned
missionaries, or by representatives of home or foreign missionary societies; or by those who have made a special study of some phase of missionary work; or the exercise may be “A Tour Around the World,” illustrated with stereopticon views (the slides for which are furnished by home or foreign missionary societies); or it may be a dialogue or other exercise, vividly setting forth the progress of the Kingdom of Christ.
1 One of the following may be used:
“O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling.”
A SERVICE FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD
When the service is held in the house or in the church, the minister
may use one or more of these opening sentences: I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in
me shall never die. (John XI: 25, 26.) I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter
day upon the earth. (Job XIX:25.) We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry noth
ing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. (1 Tim. VI:7. Job I: 21.)
| Then let the minister lead the people in a
PRAYER OF INVOCATION.
1 Using his own words, 'or, if he so desires, one of the following, closing
with the Lord's Prayer: Almighty God, who art our refuge and strength, a very present help
in time of trouble, grant us Thy light to shine through the shadows of this hour. Comfort the hearts that are heavy with sorrow, and have compassion upon our weakness. Give us the vision of the eternal realities, and solace us with the hope of larger life beyond; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Eternal and most merciful Father, who through Thy Son, Jesus Christ,
hast brought life and immortality to light, turn our sorrow into joy with the glad assurance of the life eternal. Be Thou the stay of those in trial, the strength of the fainting heart, and the light of the darkened home. Grant us Thy peace, through Jesus Christ, our Lord: Amen.