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NOTE.-The Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, have adopted a Common Order of Worship as given below.
[PARTS IN BRACKETS MAY BE USED OR OMITTED.]
Let all our services begin exactly at the time appointed, and let all our people kneel in silent prayer on entering the sanctuary.
[I. VOLUNTARY, instrumental or vocal.]
II. SINGING FROM THE COMMON HYMNAL,
[III. THE APOSTLES' CREED, recited by all, still standing.] 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. IV. PRAYER, concluding with the Lord's Prayer, repeated audibly by all, both minister and people kneeling.
[V. ANTHEM OR VOLUNTARY.] VI. LESSON FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT, which, if from the Psalms, may be read responsively.* [VII. THE GLORIA PATRI.]
the people standing.
was in the be-gin-ning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. A -men, A -men. VIII. LESSON FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT. IX. NOTICES, FOLLOWED BY COLLECTION; during or after which an offertory may be rendered. X. SINGING FROM THE COMMON HYMNAL,
the people standing.
XI. THE SERMON.
XII. PRAYER, the people kneeling. †
the people standing.‡ XIV. DOXOLOGY AND THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION
(2 Cor. 13. 14).
* In the afternoon or evening the Lesson from the Old Testament may be omitted.
+ The order of prayer and singing after sermon may be reversed.
An invitation to come to Christ or to unite with the Church should be given when this hymn is announced.
Hymns and Hymn Writers
AN ANNOTATED EDITION
The Methodist Hymnal
CHARLES S. NUTTER, D.D.
WILBUR F. TILLETT, D.D., LL.D.
DEAN OF THE THEOLOGICAL FACULTY OF VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK: EATON & MAINS
CINCINNATI: JENNINGS & GRAHAM NASHVILLE: SMITH & LAMAR
THE MINISTRY AND MEMBERSHIP
THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH
IN THE HOPE AND WITH THE PRAYER THAT THEY MAY BE ONE