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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,
the people standing. [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.]
VIII. LESSON FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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. + XIII. SINGING FROM THE COMMON HYMNAL,
the people standing. I 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 he reversed. An invitation to come to Christ or to unite with the Church should be given when this hymn is announced.
WILBUR F. TILLETT, D.D., LL.D.
DEAN OF THE THEOLOGICAL FACULTY OF VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
CINCINNATI: JENNINGS & GRAHAM
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
NOT ONLY IN THE SONGS THEY SING BUT IN ALL THINGS ELSE
THAT TEND TO PROMOTE CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY
AND INCREASED EFFICIENCY IN FULFILLING
THE EVANGELIZATION OF THE WORLD.