OrderFor† Morning††

and††Evening Worship






Order of worship 1

Order of worship 2

Order of worship 3

Baptism of Infants

Baptism of Adults


Covenant Service


Burial service

Burial service-cemetery

A Hymn may be sung by choirnear the vestry.

The minister prays. Then announces a hymn from Praise & Worship. People stand. The Choir and people sing.


As thePresbyter (minister) comes to the Lordís table, the person with theprocessional Cross goes first, followed by Choir, then theperson, 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.


After 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.Give thanks to him, bless his name.

†††††††† For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.†††††††Ps. 100:4,5

O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker.

†††††††††††† For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.††††††††† Ps. 95:6,7

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?

†††††††††††† He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift us his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully.†††††Ps. 23:4,4

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness; because we have rebelled against him, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by following his laws, which he set before us.††††Dan. 9:9,10

†††††††††† The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.†† Ps. 51:17

Jesus said,í Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you restí.††††Matt. 11:28

†††††††† I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him,í Father, I have sinned against heaven and before youí.†† Luke 15:18

Minister and People:††††† Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.††† Ps. 19:14

OR ( II )

The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.†††Hab. 2:20

††† Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.††††Ps. 96:6

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? Ps. 27:1

He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities.

†† For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him.††††Ps. 103:10,11

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.†† Ps. 116:12,13

Minister and People:††† Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.††† Ps. 19:14

Or ††( III )

The minister reads a sentence or sentences from the Bible such as those given at the beginning of the Second Order.

The minister says:

Let us pray.

The minister in his own words, or he may say:

( I )

ALMIGHTY 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.Amen.

Or† †( II )

ALMIGHTY 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.Amen.


The minister may read one or two sentences from the Bible, such as those given in the Second Order.

He then says:

Let us confess our sins in silence.

All are silent for a space.After this, all say:

( I )

Have 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

OR ( II )

We 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.

Almighty 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.

The minister says a prayer for pardon in his own words, or he may say:

( I )

GRANT, 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.

OR† †( II )

O 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 Advocate. Amen.

The minister and people may say together the General Thanksgiving (see the Second Order), or he may say another prayer for thanksgiving.


A hymn or lyric may be sung.

The First Lesson is read from the Old Testament or Apocrypha.

The Psalm or Psalms for the Day may be said or sung.

The Second Lesson is read from the New Testament.

One of the Songs, from the Second Order may be said or sung.Or another hymn or lyric may be sung.

A childrenís address may be given here, or a sermon may be preached.

The Apostlesí Creed may be said:

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And 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.

I 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, Amen.


Intercessions and thanksgiving for the Church and the world follow.At the end of these, the minister and people say together:

Our 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.

A hymn or lyric is sung.

The Sermon may be preached, if there has been no sermon after the Lessons.

A 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:


O 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.

Or (ii)

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, giverof 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.†† Amen

( IV )

Teach us, good Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest; to give andnot 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.

The Ministergives 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.

Or 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 (us)all.†† Amen.

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

Closing hymn&Recession

The person carrying the cross, the choir and the ministers go out carrying with them the Bible, the gifts of the people, The Ministerprays, people standing. Then says:

Minister:††††††††††† The Lord be with you

People: ††††††††††† And also with you

Minister:††††††††††† Let us depart in peace

People :††††††††††† In the name of Christ. Amen

People may kneel,have silent prayer and quietly go out.

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