Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2009’

3.3 Public Profession of Faith

¶ After an appropriate announcement of the names of those who are to be publicly welcomed into the congregation by profession of faith, the minister shall proceed by saying: BELOVED IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: We thank our God for His grace which has been given to you in Christ Jesus, by which He awakened in you a desire to …

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3.2 Confirmation

 After the sermon the catechumens shall present themselves before the minister who shall begin in this way: BELOVED OF THE LORD: the following persons, (Names _______), have been instructed in our most holy faith, and have sustained a satisfactory examination before the elders of the congregation(s). They are now to be received publicly into communicant membership of this congregation (their …

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3.1 Ordination and Installation

The Rites A. Ordination of Ministers of the Word ¶ After the sermon the presiding minister shall begin in this way: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. DEARLY BELOVED IN CHRIST JESUS: We are gathered here to ordain this brother to the office of Minister of the Word of God …

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2.2 The Lord’s Supper

¶ A preparatory service is considered appropriate prior to the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and is to be held at the discretion of each church. ¶ After the sermon, the bread and the wine having been uncovered, the minister shall address the congregation, giving instruction about the institution and nature of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. BELOVED IN …

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2.1 Holy Baptism

A. The Baptism of Infants ¶ Before the administration of the sacrament of baptism, the minister shall give instruction about the institution and nature of this sacrament. BELOVED CONGREGATION IN THE LORD JESUS: Listen to the words of the institution of the sacrament of Holy Baptism: “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to …

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