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ble, and begin the Offertory, faying one or more of these Jentences following, as be thinketh moft convenient.

ferved in body and foul, through our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen. ¶ Then fhall be faid the Collect of the Day: and immediately after the Collect, the Minifter before men, that they ET your light so shine fhall read the Epiftle, faying,

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The Epiftle [or, The Por- may fee your good works, tion of Scripture appointed and glorify your Father which for the Epiftle] is written is in heaven.

in the Chapter of-be- v. 16. ginning at the-Verfe. And the Epifile ended, he shall fay, Here endeth the Epiftle. Then fhall be read the Gospel (the people all ftanding up) Jaying, The Holy Golpel is written in the--Chapter of --beginning at at the


Here the people shall fay,
Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Then fhall be read the Apoftles'

St. Matthew

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and ruft doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor ruft doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. St. Matth. vi. 19, 20.

Whatsoever ye would that men fhould do to you, even or Nicene Creed: unless one of fo do to them: For this is them hath been read immedi- the law and the prophets. ately before, in the Morning St. Matth. vii. 12.


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Not every one that faith Then the Minifter fhall de- unto me, Lord, Lord, fhall clare unto the People what enter into the kingdom of Holydays, or Fafting days, heaven; but he that doeth are in the week following to be the will of my Father which obferved; and (if occafion be) is in heaven. St. Matth. Jhall Notice be given of the Communion, and of the Banns of Matrimony, and other Matters to be published. Then fhall follow the Sermon: after which, the Minifter, when there is a Communion, fhall return to the Lord's Ta

Zaccheus ftood forth, and faid unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong, to any man, I restore four-fold. St. Luke xix. 8.


Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own coft? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7.

If we have fown unto you fpiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11. Do ye not know, that they who minifter about holy things, live of the facrifice; and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar: Even fo hath the Lord alfo ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, fhould live of the Gofpel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14. He that foweth little, fhall reap little; and he that foweth plenteously, shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is difpofed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of neceffity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7.

Let him that is taught in the word, minifter unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked: For whatfoever a man foweth that fhall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7.

While we have time, let us do good unto all men and especially unto them that are

Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath For we brought nothing into the world, neither may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.

Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to diftribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19.

God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love: which love ye have fhowed for his name's fake, who have ministered unto the faints, and yet do minifter. Heb. vi. 10.

To do good and to diftribute, forget not; for with fuch facrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16.

Whoso hath this world's good, and feeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compaffion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 St. John iii. 17.

Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man; and then the face of the Lord fhall not be turned away from thee. Tob. iv. 17. Be merciful after thy pow

of the houshold of faith. er. If thou haft much, give Gal. vi. 10.


plenteously. If thou haft little,

*If there be

tions, then shall

little, do thy diligence gladly to make prayers and fupplito give of that little for fo cations, and to give thanks gathereft thou thyfelf a good for all men: We humbly reward, in the day of neceffity. Tob. iv. 8, 9. He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord and look, what he layeth out, it' fhall be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17. Bleffed be the man that provideth for the fick and needy: the Lord fhall deliver him in the time of trouble. Pfal. xli. 1.

and oblations,

befeech thee moft mercifully [* to accept our alms and oblations, and no alms or oblato receive thefe our the words (to prayers, which we accept our alms offer unto thy di- and) be left unvine Majefty; be- said. feeching thee to infpire continually the Universal Church with the fpirit of truth, unity, and concord; and grant that all they who do confefs thy holy Name may agree in Whilft thefe Sentences are in the truth of thy holy word, reading, the Deacons, Church and live in unity and godly wardens, or other fit perfons love. We befeech thee alfo, appointed for that purpofe, fo to direct and difpofe the fhall receive the Alms for the hearts of all Chriftian Rulers, Poor, and other Devotions of that they may truly and imthe People, in a decent Bafon partially administer justice, to be provided by the Parish to the punishment of wickedfor that purpose; and reve- nefs and vice, and to the rently bring it to the Priest, maintenance of thy true reliwho fhall humbly prefent and gion and virtue. Give grace, place it upon the Holy Table. O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and other Ministers; that they may, both by their life and doctrine, fet forth thy true and lively word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and efpecially to this Congregation here prefent; that with meek LMIGHTY and ever- heart, and due reverence,

And the Prieft fhall then place upon the Table jo much Bread and Wine, as he shall think Jufficient. After which done, be fhall fay,

Let us pray for the whole ftate of Chrift's Church mili


A living God, who, by thy they may hear, and receive

holy Apostle, haft taught us thy holy Word; truly ferving


thee in holiness and righteouf- remembrance of his meritonefs all the days of their life. rious Crofs and Paffion; And we most humbly befeech whereby alone we obtain rethee, of thy goodness, O miffion of our fins, and are Lord, to comfort and fuccour made partakers of the kingall those who, in this tranfi- dom of Heaven. Wherefore tory life, are in trouble, it is our duty to render most forrow, need, fickness, or any humble and hearty thanks other adversity. And we to Almighty God, our heaalfo bless thy holy Name, for venly Father, for that he all thy fervants departed this hath given his Son our Saviour life in thy faith and fear; Jefus Chrift, not only to die befeeching thee to give us for us, but also to be our fpigrace fo to follow their good ritual food and fuftenance in examples, that with them we that holy Sacrament. Which may be partakers of thy hea- being fo divine and comvenly kingdom: Grant this, fortable a thing to them who O Father, for Jefus Chrift's receive it worthily, and fo fake, our only Mediator and dangerous to those who will Advocate. Anen. prefume to receive it unworthily; my duty is to exhort you in the mean season, to confider the dignity of that holy Mystery, and the great peril of the unworthy receiving thereof; and fo to search and examine your own confciences, (and that not lightly, and after the manner of diffemblers with God; but so) that ye may come holy and clean to fuch a heavenly feast, in the marriage-garment required by God in holy Scripture; and be received as worthy partakers of that holy Table.

When the Minifter giveth warning for the Celebration of the holy Communion (which he fball always do upon the Sunday, or fome Holy-day, immediately preceding) he shall read this Exhortation following; or fo much thereof as, in bis difcretion, he may think



EARLY beloved, on -day next, I purpofe, through God's affiftance, to adminifter to all fuch as fhall be religioufly and devoutly difpofed, the moft comfortable Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Chrift; to be by them received, in

The way and means thereto is, Firft, to examine your lives and converfations by the rule of God's commandN 2


ments; and wherein foever fcience; therefore, if there be ye fhall perceive yourselves any of you, who by this to have offended, either by means cannot quiet his own will, word, or deed, there to confcience herein, but rebewail your own finfulnefs, quireth further comfort or and to confefs yourselves to counfel; let him come to Almighty God, with full pur- me, or to fome other Minister pose of amendment of life. of God's word, and open his And if ye fhall perceive your grief; that he may receive offences to be fuch as are not fuch godly counsel and advice, only against God, but alfo as may tend to the quieting against your neighbours; then

of his confcience, and the ye fhall reconcile yourselves removing of all fcruple and unto them; being ready to doubtfulness. make reftitution and fatisfac

People negligent to come to the
Holy Communion, instead of
the former, he fhall use this


tion, according to the utter-Or, in cafe he shall fee the most of your powers, for all injuries and wrongs done by you to any other; and being likewife ready to forgive others who have offended you, as ye would have forEARLY beloved bregiveness of your offences at thren, on- I intend God's hand: For otherwife by God's grace, to celebrate the receiving of the holy the Lord's Supper; unto Communion doth nothing which, in God's behalf, I elfe but encrease your con- bid you all who are here predemnation. Therefore, if fent; and befeech you for any of you be a blafphemer the Lord Jefus Chrift's fake, of God, an hinderer or flan- that ye will not refuse to derer of his Word, an adul- come thereto, being fo lovterer, or be in malice or envy, ingly called and bidden by or in any other grievous God himfelf. Ye know how crime; repent ye of your fins, grievous and unkind a thing or elfe come not to that holy it is, when a man hath preTable. pared a rich feaft, decked his table with all kinds of provifion, fo that there lacketh nothing but the guests to fit down; and yet they who are called (without any caufe)

And because it is requifite that no man fhould come to the Holy Communion, but with a full truft in God's mercy, and with a quiet con


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