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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, for ever. Amen.

The Deacons shall now collect the Alms of the People; and the Minis le may make any necessary Announcements.

Ther a Psalm or Hymn shall be sung, ending with a Doxology.

After which the Minister shall clove the whole service with the Apos tolic Benediction.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

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THE EVENING SERVICE.

Haring taken his place at the altar, the Congregation also standing ap, the Minister shall say as follows:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY GOD, unto whom all hearts are open, ali desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our minds, we beseech Thee, by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that, being delivered from every unholy motion of the flesh and spirit, we may perfectly love Thee, with a pure heart and sanctified lips worship Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Here, and at the end of every Collect and Prayer, the Congregation

shall say:

Amen.

A Psalm or Hymn shall now be sung.

Then shall the Congregation rise, and join with the Minister in me peating the Apostles' Creed; immediately after which shall be chanted, or recited, the Gloria Patri; all in the following order.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hades; the third day He rose 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; ine holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Minister. Praise ye the Lord.
Congregation. The Lord's name be praised.

M. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:

C. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then shall the Minister read the Evening Lessons, as indicated in the Table of Scripture Lessons.

After the reading, the service shall proceed thus, the Congregation rising :

M. The Lord be with you
C. And with thy spirit.

M. Let us prav

M. Create in us a clean heart, O God:
C. And renew a right spirit within us.

M. Cast us not away from Thy presence:
C. And take not Thy Holy Spirit from us.

Then shall be offered the Collect for the day, and after this the follow. ing General Prayer.

O God, from whom all holy desires, all good coun. sels, and all just works do proceed; give unto Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey Thy commandments, and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may by Thy protection pass our time in peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, by whose almighty power we have been preserved this day, and to whom the darkness and the light are both alike; by Thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; and so refresh our weary nature with the help which our weakness needs, that we may behold the dawn and the day with joyfulness, and be devoted to Thee both in body and soul, for the love of Thine only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

In goodness art Thou exalted, O Lord, our Father, for ever and ever. We magnify Thee, we praise Thee, we worship Thee, we give thanks unto Thee for Thy bountiful providence, for all the blessings of the present life, and all the hopes of a better life to come; let

the memory of Thy goodness, we beseech Thee, fill our hearts with joy and thankfulness unto our life's end; and let no unworthiness of ours provoke Thee to withhold from us any needed good, seeing that all Thy blessings come not by our desert, but only througb the merit and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast promised to reveal Thy glory by Jesus Christ among all nations; remember, we beseech Thee, Thy holy Church throughout all the world; unite all who profess and call theniselves Christians in the bond of a holy faith as one body, and so replenish them and us with the grace of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may bring forth abundantly the fruits of peace and good works; and that, having persevered in the way of godliness to the end, we may, with prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors and saints of all ages, come into full communion with Thee and with one another in Thine eternal and glorious kingdom; through the mediation of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

O MOST powerful Lord God, King of kings, and Lord of lords, who alone ordainest the powers that be; tako under Thy most gracious government and guidance, we beseech Thee, Thy servants, the President of the United States, the Governor of this Commonwealth, and all others in authority; and so enrich them with heavenly wisdom and grace, that they may attain Thine everlasting favor, and we lead quiet and peaceable lives, in all godliness and honesty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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