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differ in judgment from the majority of the society, or the select number, concerning the innocence or guilt of the accused person, the trial, in such case, may be referred by the minister or preacher, to the ensuing quarterly meeting conference.
5. If there be a murmur or complaint from any excluded person, in any of the above mentioned instances, that justice has not been done, he shall be allowed an appeal to the next quarterly meeting conference: except such as absent themselves from trial, after sufficient notice is given them: and the majority of the travelling and local preachers, exhorters, stewards, and leaders present, shall finally determine the case.
After such forms of trial and expulsion, such persons shall have no privileges of society or of sacraments, in our church, without contrition, confession, and proper trial.
Of the Sale and Use of Spirituous Liquors. Quest. 1. What directions shall be given concerning the sale and use of spirituous liquors ?
Answ. If any member of our church retail or give spirituous liquors, and any thing disorderly be transacted under his roof on this
account, the preacher who has the oversight of the circuit shall proceed against him as in the case of other immoralities: and the son accused shall be cleared, censured, susperpended, or excluded, according to his conduct, as on other charges of immorality.
SACRAMENTAL SERVICES, ETC.
The Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper.
The Elder shall say one or more of these sentences
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven, Matt. v, 16.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, Matt. vi, 19, 20.
Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them: for this is the law and the prophets, Matt. vii, 12.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven, Matt. vi, 21.
Zaccheus 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 him fourfold, Luke xix, 8.
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, 6, 7.
While we have time, let us do good unto all men, and especially unto them that are of the household of faith, Gal. vi, 10.
Godliness with contentment is great gain; for we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out, 1 Tim. vi, 6, 7.
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. vi, 17, 18, 19.
God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works and labour that proceedeth of love; which love you have showed for his
name's shake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister, Heb. vi, 10.
To do good, and to distribute forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased, Heb. xiii, 16.
Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 John iii, 17.
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and look, what he laith out, it shall be paid him again, Prov. xix, 17.
Blessed is the man that provideth for the sick and needy; the Lord shall deliver him in time of trouble, Psalm xli, 1.
[While these sentences are in reading, some fit person appointed for that purpose, shall receive the alms for the poor, and other devotions of the people, in a decent basin, to be provided for that purpose; and then bring it to the Elder, who shall place it upon the table.]
After which the Elder shall say,
Ye that do truly and earnestly repent of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort: and make
your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
Then shall this general confession be made by the Minister in the name of all those who are minded to receive the Holy Communion, both he and all the people kneeling humbly upon their knees, and saying,
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men : we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name, through, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Elder say,
O Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty