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moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven; where neither rust nor moth doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. S. Matt. vi.

Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them; for this is the law and the Prophets. S. Matt. vij.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doth the will of my Father which is in heaven. S. Matt. vij.

1Zaccheus stood forth, and said 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 fourfold. S. Luke xix.

Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own cost? 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.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix.

Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things live of the sacrifice? and they who wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix.

He that soweth little shall reap little; and he that soweth plenteously shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart, not 'grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix.

Let him that is taught in the word minister unto him that teacheth, in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he reap. Gal. vi.

While we have time, let us do good unto all men: and specially unto them that are of the household of faith. Gal. vj.

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. vj.

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

God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have shewed for his Name's sake, 2who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Heb. vj.

To do good, and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Heb. xiij.

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

Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man; and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee. Tob. iv. Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously: if

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moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither rust nor moth doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. Matt. vi.

Whatsoever you would that men should do unto you, even so 'do unto them, for this is the law and the prophets. Matt. vij.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; but he that doth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matt. vij.

Zache stood forth, and said 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 fourfold. Luke xix.

Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own cost? 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.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix.

Do ye not know, that they which minister about holy things live of the sacrifice? they which wait of the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they which preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix.

He which soweth little, shall reap little; and he that soweth plenteously shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart; not 'grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix.

Let him that is taught in the word minister unto him that teacheth, in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. vj.

While we have time, let us do good unto all men, and specially unto them which are of the household of faith. Gal. vj.

Godliness is great riches, if a man be 10 content with that he hath: for we brought nothing into the world, neither may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. vj.

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

God is not unrighteous that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love, which love ye have shewed for his Name's sake, which have ministered unto "saints, and yet do minister. Heb. vj.

To do good, and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Heb. xiij.

Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 John iij.

Give alms of thy goods, and turn never thy face from any poor man, and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee. Tob. iv. Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously; if

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Psalm xli.

Whilst these sentences are in reading, the Deacons, Churchwardens, or other fit person appointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms for the poor, and other

Then shall the Churchwardens, or some other by them appointed, gather the devotion of the people, and put the same into the poor man's box, and upon the

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thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little; for so gatherest thou thyself a good reward in the day of necessity. Tob. iv.

He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Prov. xix.

Blessed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy; the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble. Psalm xli.

Then shall the Churchwardens, or some other by them appointed, gather the devotion of the people, and put the same into the poor men's box: and upon the

Where there be Clerks, they shall sing one

or many of the sentences above written,
according to the length and shortness of
the time that the people be offering.
In the meantime, whiles the Clerks do sing
the Offertory, so many as are disposed
shall offer to the poor men's box every
one according to his ability and charita-
ble mind. And at the offering days
appointed, every man and woman shall
pay to the Curate the due and accustomed
offerings.

Then so many as shall be partakers of the
holy Communion, shall tarry still in the
quire, or in some convenient place nigh
the quire, the men on the one side, and
the women on the other side. All other
(that mind not to receive the said holy
Communion) shall depart out of the
quire, except the Ministers and Clerks.
Then shall the Minister take so much
Bread and Wine as shall suffice for the
persons appointed to receive the holy
Communion, laying the bread upon the
corporas, or else in the paten, or in some
other comely thing, prepared for that
purpose; And putting the wine into the
Chalice, or else in some fair or conve-
nient cup, prepared for that use, (if the
Chalice will not serve) putting thereto
a little pure and clean water: And
setting both the bread and wine upon
the Altar: Then the Priest shall say,
The Lord be with you.
Answer. And with thy spirit.
Priest. Lift up your hearts.
Answer. We lift them up unto

the Lord.

Priest. Let us give thanks to our Lord God.

Answer. It is meet and right so to do.

The Priest. It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks to thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty everlasting God.

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devotions of the people, in a decent basin, to be provided by the Parish for that purpose; and reverently bring it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the holy Table.

And when there is a Communion, the Priest shall then place upon the Table so much Bread and Wine, as he shall think sufficient.

After which done, the Priest shall say,

Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant here in earth.

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tinually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity and concord: And grant, that all they that do confess thy holy name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love. beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, princes, and governors; and specially thy servant 'CHARLES our King; that under him we may be godly and quietly governed: and grant unto his whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue. grace, O heavenly Father, to all' Bishops, and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace, and especially to this congregation here present; that with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy word, truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.* And we most humbly beseech thee of thy

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1 While the Presbyter distinctly pronounceth some or all of these sentences for the offertory, the Deacon or (if no such be present) one of the Churchwardens shall receive the devotions of the people there present in a bason provided for that purpose. And when all have offered, he shall reverently bring the said bason with the oblations therein, and deliver it to the Presbyter, who shall humbly present it before the Lord, and set it upon the holy Table. And the Presbyter shall then offer up and place the bread and wine prepared for the Sacrament upon the Lord's Table, that it may be ready for that service. And then he shall say, [S. L.] 2 which [604] [S. L.] to [S. L.] 4 James [1604] 5 be [1604] [S. L.] 7 Bishops, Pastors, and Curates [1604] [S. L.]

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