12 弟兄們，我們勸你們要敬重那些在你們中間勞苦的，就是在主裏面督導你們、勸戒你們的人。13 又因他們所做的工作，要以愛心格外尊重他們。你們也要彼此和睦。14 弟兄們，我們勸你們，要警戒不守規矩的人，勉勵灰心的人，扶助軟弱的人，對眾人要有耐心。15 你們要謹慎，無論是誰都不要以惡報惡，彼此間和對眾人都要追求做好事。
16 要常常喜樂，17 不住地禱告，18 凡事謝恩，因為這是上帝在基督耶穌裏向你們所定的旨意。19 不要熄滅聖靈；20 不要藐視先知的講論。21 但凡事要察驗：美善的事要持守，22 各樣惡事要禁戒。
Confession of Faith
We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable soul and body; consubstantial with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the Manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, according to the Manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, unconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ; as the prophets from the beginning have declared concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself has taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has handed down to us.
Grace and peace to you from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. Amen.
Call to Worship
Psalm 107:1 (NASB)
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm of Adoration
Prayer of Invocation
Reading of the Law
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 (NASB)
12 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, 13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. 14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. 16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic utterances. 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.
Confession of Sin
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have offended against Your holy laws. We have left undone things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. O Lord have mercy upon us miserable offenders and grant that we may hereafter life a godly, righteous and sober life, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
Unto as many of you, therefore, beloved brethren, as detest your sins, and believe that you are fully pardoned through the merits of Jesus Christ, and resolve daily more to abstain from sin and to serve the Lord in true holiness and righteousness. I declare according to the command of God, that they are released in heaven from all their sins, through the perfect satisfaction of the most holy passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But as there may be some, who continue to find pleasure in sin and shame, or who persist in sin against their conscience, I declare unto such, by the command of God, that the wrath and judgment of God abides upon you, and that all your sins are retained in heaven, and finally that you can never be delivered from eternal damnation, unless you repent. Amen.
Psalm of Thanksgiving
Prayer of Intercession
Psalm of Preparation
Reading of Scripture
Prayer for Illumination
Psalm of Lament
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Psalm of Gratitude
May the God of peace, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.