Order† For† Morning††
Order of worship 3
Hymn may be sung by choir† near the
minister prays. Then announces a hymn from Praise & Worship. People stand.
The Choir and people sing.
the† Presbyter (minister) comes to
the Lordís table, the person with the† processional
Cross goes first, followed by Choir, then the†
person, who carries in both hands the Bible from which the lessons are to
be read, then the presbyter.
The minister places the Bible on the Lordís table or on a lectern.
Hymn,† The presbyter facing the
people says, the people standing:†
Let us worship God.
( I )
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.†
For the Lord is good; his
steadfast love endures for ever, and his
O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our
For he is our God, and we are the
people of his pasture, and the sheep of
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy
He who has clean hands and a pure
heart, who does not lift us his soul to
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness; because we have
The sacrifice acceptable to God is
a broken spirit; a broken and contrite
Jesus said,í Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will
you restí.††††Matt. 11:28
I will arise and go to my father,
and I will say to him,í Father, I have
Minister and People:††††††
Let the words of my mouth and the
meditation of my heart be
†( II )
The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before
Honor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his
†I through the abundance of thy steadfast love will enter thy house,
I will worship toward thy holy
temple in the fear of thee.†††Ps. 5:7
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my
life; of whom shall I be afraid?†
He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according
For as the heavens are high above
the earth, so great is his steadfast
What shall I render to the Lord for all his bounty to me?
I will lift up the cup of
salvation and call on the name of the Lord.††
Minister and People:†††
Let the words of my mouth and the
meditation of my heart be
††( III )
minister reads a sentence or sentences from the Bible such as those given at the
beginning of the Second Order.
minister in his own words, or he may say:
God, we are come into thy presence to offer unto thee, through our Lord Jesus
Christ, our worship and thanksgiving.† Help
us to make a true confession of our sins, and to pray for others as well as for
ourselves.† Grant that by our
listening to thy holy word we may know more truly the greatness of thy love, and
show forth in our lives the fruits of thy grace, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.†
†( II )
God, our heavenly Father, in whom alone our hearts find rest and peace:†
We beseech thee to reveal thyself to us in this hour of worship; pour
down upon us thy spiritual gifts; and grant that this season of holy quiet may
be profitable to us in heavenly things, and refresh and strengthen us to finish
the work which thou hast given us to do; through Jesus Christ our Lord.†
minister may read one or two sentences from the Bible, such as those given in
the Second Order.
us confess our sins in silence.
are silent for a space.† After this,
mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant
mercy blot out my transgressions.† Wash
me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.†
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against thee,
thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight.†
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within
me.† Restore to me the joy of thy
salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.††††††††
Ps. 51: 1-4,10,12
confess to God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that we have
sinned in thought, word, and deed, through our grievous fault.† Therefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.
God, have mercy upon us, forgive us all our sins, and deliver us from all evil,
confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to life everlasting;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.† Amen.
minister says a prayer for pardon in his own words, or he may say:
we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that
they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind,
through Jesus Christ. Amen.
†( II )
GOD, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive:†
Receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the
chain of our sins, yet let the pitiful ness †of
thy great mercy loose us; for the honor of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and
minister and people may say together the General Thanksgiving (see the Second
Order), or he may say another prayer for thanksgiving.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD OF GOD
hymn or lyric may be sung.
First Lesson is read from the Old Testament or Apocrypha.
Psalm or Psalms for the Day may be said or sung.
Second Lesson is read from the New Testament.
of the Songs, from the Second Order may be said or sung.† Or another hymn or lyric may be sung.
childrenís address may be given here, or a sermon may be
Apostlesí Creed may be said:
believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and
buried, He descended into hell;† The
third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on
the right hand of God the Father almighty; Form thence he shall come to judge
the quick and the dead.
believe in the Holy Spirit; The holy catholic Church; The Communion of Saints;
The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the Life everlasting,
and thanksgiving for the Church and the world follow.† At the end of these, the minister and people say together:
Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be 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 trespasses, As we
forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But
deliver us from evil.† For thine is
the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
hymn or lyric is sung.
Sermon may be preached, if there has been no sermon after the Lessons.
hymn or lyric is sung.† During the
singing, or directly afterwards, the offerings of the people are collected.
The minister may dedicate the
offerings in his own words, or he may say:
GOD, the Giver of all good gifts, we beseech thee graciously to accept this
offering of thy people, and so bless it and them that peace and goodwill may
abound throughout the world, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who hast not spared thine own Son, but delivered him up for us all, and who, hast freely, given us all things:† Receive these offerings which we bring and dedicate to thee; and enable us, with all our gifts, so to yield ourselves to thee, that with body, soul, and spirit, we mat truly and freely serve thee, and in thy service find our deepest joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
( III )
Heavenly Father, giver†
of all good things, who hast taught us that it is more blessed to give
than to receive. We dedicate these our offerings to the service of thy Church,
humbly, beseeching thee that all our gifts and energies may be consecrated to
the extension of thy kingdom on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.††
( IV )
Teach us, good Lord, to serve
thee as thou deservest; to give and† not
to count the cost;† to fight and not
to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask
for any reward, save that of knowing that we do thy will; through Jesus Christ
our Lord.†† Amen.
( V )
Lord, support us all the day
long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life is over and our work is done.
Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at the last,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.†† Amen.
Minister† gives the Benediction.
The peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, keep your (our) hearts and minds in the knowledge and
love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God
almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you (us) and
remain with you (us) always.†† Amen.
one of these:
The grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you
Unto Godís gracious mercy
and protection we commit you (us) .† The
blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst
you (us) and remain with you (us) always. Amen.
The Lord bless you and keep
you: the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the
Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.
To God the Father, who has
made us and all the world; to God the Son, who has redeemed us and all mankind;
to God the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies us, and all the elect people of God, be
all the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Now to him who by the power at
work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,
to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever
and ever. Amen.††††††† Eph. 3:20,21
hymn† &† Recession
person carrying the cross, the choir and the ministers go out carrying with them
the Bible, the gifts of the people, The Minister† prays, people standing. Then says:
The Lord be with you
People: ††††††††††† And
also with you
Let us depart in peace
People :††††††††††† In
the name of Christ. Amen
may kneel,† have silent prayer and
quietly go out.