An Order of Service for Young People

AN ORDER OF

SERVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

The Minister may, at his discretion, begin the Service with the prayer following, all standing and repeating it with him.

LORD, teach us to pray. Lord, keep our thoughts from wandering. Lord, cleanse our hearts that we may worship thee in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Minister shall read one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. Other Sentences from Morning Prayer may also be said.

O WORSHIP the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
Psalm 96. 9.

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.
Isaiah 55. 6.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
Ecclesiastes 12. 1.

Here shall follow this Form of Confession, or the General Confession of Morning Prayer, the Minister first saying:

Let us kneel and humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

O HEAVENLY Father, we confess that we have sinned greatly against thee in thought, and word, and deed, and have done that which is wrong in thy sight. Forgive us our sins, and give us grace always to resist temptation and to do thy holy will; for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

A Prayer for Pardon.

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this Absolution (to be pronounced by the Priest alone, standing).

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, have mercy upon you, and forgive you all your sins, deliver you from all evil, preserve and strengthen you In all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Minister say:

O Lord, open thou our lips;
Answer.
And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Minister.
O God, make speed to save us;
Answer. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say:

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Minister.
Praise ye the Lord;
Answer. The Lord’s Name be praised.

Then shall be said or sung a Psalm.

When an offering is to be made, it may be here received and reverently presented.

All. O God, accept the gifts we bring. With these we offer ourselves, our work, our play, to be used in thy service. Amen.

Then shall be read a Scripture Lesson, which may be preceded or followed by apt instruction or catechizing. After which a Hymn shall be sung.

Then the Apostles’ Creed shall be said by all.

     I 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: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on 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.

Then the Minister shall say:

The Lord be with you;
Answer.
And with thy spirit.


Minister.
Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Then the Minister shall say the Lord’s Prayer, all repeating it with him.

OUR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Then may be said the Collect of the day and one or more of the following prayers, or other prayers taken from this Book.

LORD God, who didst reveal thyself to thy prophet Samuel while he was yet a child: Grant unto us whom thou hast made thy children by adoption and grace, that we may above all things seek to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent; and in all our learning grant us to fear and love thy holy Name; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us pray for those who teach and those who learn.

O LORD Jesus Christ, be with us who are assembled in thy Name; and grant to those who teach, and to those who learn, a right understanding of thy holy Word, and a readiness to do thy blessed will; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Let us pray for Christian Missions.

HEAVENLY Father, we thank thee for loving us, and for sending thy dear Son into the world to save us from our sins. We pray to thee for all who do not know of thy love, both at home and in other lands. Grant that through the work of our missionaries they may be led to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and with us become soldiers and servants in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us pray for our Sunday Schools.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who makest us both to will and to do those things that be good and acceptable unto thy Divine Majesty: We make our prayers unto thee for thy favour and gracious goodness towards all teachers and scholars in our Sunday Schools. Let thy Fatherly hand, we beseech thee, ever be over them; let thy Holy Spirit ever be with them; and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of thy Word, that in the end they may obtain everlasting life; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Let us pray for Parents and Children.

HEAVENLY Father, bless, we beseech thee, all children, and give to their parents and all who care for them the spirit of wisdom and love. Grant that the homes in which they live may be filled with righteousness, joy, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us thank God for all his goodness to us.

O GOD, our loving Father, we thank thee for all the blessings thou hast given us, and above all for our salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. Help us to show forth our thankfulness by trying in everything to please thee; for the sake of the same our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

MOST gracious God, we give thee hearty thanks for this good land of Canada in which we live, and for the freedom we enjoy. Keep us mindful of our duties and faithful to our trust; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The General Thanksgiving may be used, or the Thanksgiving in Family Prayer, page 736.

2 Corinthians 13. 14.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


SUGGESTED PRAYERS

Collects: Advent 2, Epiphany 4, Lent 2, Trinity 6, Trinity 7, Trinity 18, Trinity 20, St Michael and All Angels, All Saints; A Prayer for the Queen; Prayers from Prayers and Thanksgivings, pages 37 to 61, especially Nos. 3, 16, 18, 19, 20, 42; Prayers from Family Prayer, pages 728 to 736.

SUGGESTED PSALMS

Psalms 1, 8, 15, 19, 23, 24, 27, 34, 46, 63, 67, 84, 91, 93, 95, 100, 103, 113, 119 (Parts 1, 2, 14), 121, 122, 127, 133, 145, 147, 148, 150. See also Selections of Psalms, page liv.

SUGGESTED LESSONS

Creation. Genesis 2. 4-9. The Ark. Genesis 8. 1-14. Abram’s Call. Genesis 12. 1-9. Jacob’s Dream. Genesis 28. 10-22. Joseph. Genesis 37. The Boy Moses. Exodus 2. 1-10. Moses’ Call. Exodus 3. 1-12. The Red Sea. Exodus 14. 10-30. The Ten Commandments. Exodus 20. 1-20. Joshua’s Call. Joshua 1. 1-11. The Walls of Jericho. Joshua 6. 1-20. Gideon. Judges 7. 9-22. Samuel’s Call. I Samuel 3. David’s Call. I Samuel 16. 1-13. David and Goliath. 1 Samuel 17. 32-54. David and Jonathan. I Samuel 17. 55-18. 5. Solomon’s Prayer. 1 Kings 3. 3-15. Elijah. I Kings 17. 1-16. Mount Carmel. 1 Kings 18. 1, 2, 17-30. A Still Small Voice. I Kings 19. 1-16. Wise Ways. Job 28. 12-28; Proverbs 3. 1-18; Proverbs 4. Isaiah’s Vision. Isaiah 6. 1-8. The Suffering Servant. Isaiah 5 3. The Fiery Furnace. Daniel 3. Writing on the Wall. Daniel 5. The Lions’ Den. Daniel 6. Coming to Jesus. St John 1. 35-51. Calling the Disciples. St Matthew 4. 17-23. The Beatitudes. St Matthew 5. 1-16. Consider the Lilies. St Matthew 6. 24-34. A Day with Jesus. St Matthew 8. 1-17. Take up thy Bed. St Mark 2. 1-12. Sermon from a Boat. St Luke S. 1-11. The Sower. St Mark 4. 1-20. Feeding the People. St John 6. 1-14. The Bread of Life. St John 6. 35-40. The True Vine. St John 15. 1-11. Forgiving Others. St Matthew 18. 21-35. The Storm. St Mark 4. 35-41. Jairus’ Daughter. St Mark 5. 21-43. The Transfiguration. St Mark 9. 2-8. Inasmuch. St Matthew 25. 31-46. Jesus and the Children. St Mark 10. 13-16. Jesus and Sinners. St Luke 7. 36-50. Ye are my Friends. St John 15. 12-17. Take up the Cross. St Luke 9. 18-27. The Good Samaritan. St Luke 10. 25-37. Martha and Mary. St Luke 10. 38-42. The Two Sons. St Luke 15. Zacchaeus. St Luke 19. 1-10. The Holy Supper. St Mark 14. 12-26. Gethsemane. St Mark 14. 32-50. Jesus before the High Priest. St Mark 14. 53-72. Jesus before Pilate. St John 18. 28-19. 19. The Crucifixion. St Matthew 27. 32-50. The Burial. St John 19. 38-42. Easter Morning. St Luke 24. 1-11. Conversion of Saul. Acts 9.1-22. Preaching the Gospel. Acts 16. 16-34. A Shipwreck. Acts 27. High Time to Awake. Romans 13. 8-14. Christian Love. I Corinthians 13. The Armour of God. Ephesians 6. 10-20. Paul and Timothy. 2 Timothy 1. 1-14. Saints in Glory. Revelation 7. 9-17. The New Jerusalem. Revelation 21. 1-17. The Holy City. Revelation 22. 1-7.

See also the Lessons, Epistles, and Gospels, pages 93 to 330.

Advent: The Wise Virgins. St Matthew 25. 1-13. Christmas: Nativity. St Luke 2. 1-20. Epiphany: The Wise Men. St Matthew 2. 1-12. Lent: The Temptation. St Luke 4. 1-13. Palm Sunday. St Mark 11. 1-10. Good Friday. St Luke 22. 39-46; St John 19. 25-35. Easter. St John 20. 1-10; 20. 11-18; 21. 1-14; St Luke 24. 13-35. Ascension. Acts 1. 1-11. Whitsunday. Acts 2. 1-11. Trinity Sunday and Missions. St Matthew 28. 16-end.