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CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM CHURCH UNIFICATION CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP

 

ARTICLE OF FAITH AND WORSHIP

 

 

DECEMBER, 2002

FORWARD

Cherubim and Seraphim Church a.k.a. UNIFICATION Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria, Article of Faith and Worship is a special compilation for all its chapters as well as guide for all members of the Church irrespective of their status.

It comprises Programme/Order of Service, which was first published in August 1997, and Tenets of Faith. The Church’s Central Executive Council (C.E.C) identified the need to review both the Programme/Order of service and Tenets of faith in order to produce an all-encompassing unique edition taking into consideration the diverse background of all members. Therefore, it is compulsory for all chapters to make use of this booklet in all their services and doctrinal issues.

It is our sincere belief that this edition will prove to be both useful and suitable for the development and spiritual growth of all chapters irrespective of the location, language and background of their members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM CHURCH

 

a.k.a. UNIFICATION

INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN NIGERIA

 

CONTENTS

 

TENENTS OF FAITH

 

Introduction                                                                                                 3

The Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the God Head

4

The Holy Bible/Natural Man is a Sinful Man/Salvation Only through

JESUS CHRIST                                                                                          5

Eternity/the Second Coming of Christ/Holy Communion                               6

The Church as the Body of Christ /Holy Spirit/ Evangelism/Baptism              7

Fasting and Prayer/Christian Marriage/Christian Integrity/Agape Love

8

Practices in Lenten Period/Uniform/Norms and Practices                               9

Mode of Worship                                                                                        10

Order of Procession/Church Service/Band’s Formation                                11

Symbol of Unity                                                                                          12

 

PROGRAME/ORDER OF SERVICE

 

Programme for Sunday Bible Study/Programme of Mid-Week Bible Study    13

Programme of Morning Devotion Service/Programme of Mid-Week Service  14

Programme for Revival Service                                                                     15

Programme for Night Vigil Service                                                                16

Programme for Sunday Thanksgiving Service                                                18

Programme of Sunday Services during Lent                                                  19

Programme of Mid-Week Services during Lent                                             20

Programme for Service of the Asaphs                                                           21

Programme for Anniversary Thanksgiving Service                                         22

Programme for Harvest Thanksgiving Service                                               24

Programme for Ordination of New Steering Committee and Heads of Units/

General Notes                                                                                              25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TENETS OF FAITH

 

INTRODUCTION

The Cherubim and Seraphim Church a.k.a UNIFICATION, an amalgamation of the Cherubim and Seraphim members in Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria, worshiping together as unified and progressive seraphs without a significant alteration in the configuration of the Church established by God through St. Moses Orimolade Tunolase in conjunction with Late Captain Christianah Abiodun Emamanuel. The church, which emanated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (then University of Ife) in 1980, has since been growing remarkably.

Cherubim and Seraphim Church a.k.a. UNIFICATION is inter alia a denomination that is a Primus Interpares as a result of its basic principles of religious beliefs and practices, which are scriptural and Christ-like focused. These principles become the fundamental truths of the Christian faith that form the doctrinal basis of the church and they are concisely collated in what is referred to as “Tenets of Faith”.

  1. THE TRINITY OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE GOD HEAD:

We believe in the supremacy and sovereignty of God the father. We recognize and accept that he created the heaven, earth, and everything for his purpose (Deut. 6:4)

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God who came into this world with humility and died for our sin; through His death and resurrection, He gave us Salvation (1 Cor. 15:16-17). We believe that Christ is the word and life from God (John 1) and in His second coming (1 Thess. 4:16-17).

It is also our belief that the Holy Spirit is the third Trinity who evolves from the father and the Son to comfort, direct and empower man (John 14). We recognize and accept the manifestation of Holy Spirit through the gifts of Hoy Spirit such as wisdom, faith, healing, the working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirit, diverse kinds of tongues and interpretation of tongue etc. (1 Cor. 12:8-11), and also the fruits of the Holy Spirit as Love, Joy, Peace, gentleness, Longsuffering, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance: (Gal 5:22-23).

  1. THE HOLY BIBLE:

We believe in the Holy Bible as the divine inspiration of God and its final authority in the matter of faith and conduct; all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (II Tim. 3:16). We therefore believe that Old Testament provides the historical background by which we understand the New (Luke 24:44); and that their institutions are characteristically ephemera. New Testament that is made known through the Lord Jesus Christ is the permanent fulfillment of the old. We therefore have faith in and live by the diligent study of the scriptures for spiritual growth. (Eph. 5:19, Heb. 4:12)

  1. A NATURAL MAN IS A SINFUL MAN:

We recognize and accept that God created man perfect, sinless and holy; and that man fell when he disobeyed God and sinned against Him. Wherefore, as by one-man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Rom 5:12). Thus, we believe in the Universal sinfulness and guilt of all men since the fall, making men liable to the judgment of God (Rom. 3:23) and in the Love of God shown in the gracious provision made for redemption (Rom 3:24; 5:15-21)

  1. SALVATION ONLY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

Acts 4:12, John 14:6. The grace obtained through the death and resurrection of Christ is adequate for the salvation of all men. This is offered to all and is intended for all who believe in Him (John 3:16). This salvation is only appropriate by faith in Jesus Christ (a confident trust in Him). The incarnation and salvation of sinner is by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone (Rom 5:1; Col. 1:13-14).

  1. ETERNITY:

Just as science states that matter cannot be destroyed, so also is the human soul. The soul lives in the body. When the body dies, the soul lives on forever. This church believes in the Biblical theology that there are two types of eternity. These are eternal life (heaven) and eternal condemnation (hell) (Matt. 25:46, John5:29). Those Christians who lived in Christ, served God in truth and in spirit, forsook sin, Satan and its works and lived their lives in conformity with the scriptures as contained in the Holy Bible, shall spend their eternity with God. Their job in heaven shall be to praise, adore, and worship God forever (Rev. 7:9, Rev. 14:1-15). While those who were hypocrites in their lifetime, who died in their sins, or who refused to accept Christ but rather followed their carnal way of life and /or had satanic spirit features, had the mark of the beast and anti-Christ shall spend their eternity in the sulphric lake of fire which shall burn forever and in the bottomless pit (Rev. 19:17-21; 20:10-15; 21:8; Matt. 25:31-46).

  1. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST:

We have fervent faith in the prophecy of the prophets of old (Zech. 12:10;9:14, Isa 27:13) and the pronouncement of Christ Jesus that in the last days, he shall come a second time to gather all that are His unto Himself (Matt. 24:29-35, I Thess. 4:16, Rev. 1:7, I Cor. 15:51-55). This time, not by incarnation, but by descending and appearing in the sky. The living true Christians shall at once ascend to meet him in the sky, but the first to rise shall be the dead believers. They will thereafter reign with Him for a thousand years. We therefore live, preach and teach that everyone should live his/her life in such a way that he/she would be qualified for this glorified ascension (Matt.24:36-44).

 

 

  1. HOLY COMMUNION:

We believe in the principle of the Holy Communion, which is the breaking of bread and sharing of wine. This He shared to all disciples (us inclusive) at His last super with the twelve disciples (Luke 22:19, 20; Mk14:22-24) which he also instructed all would-be disciples to do in remembrance of Him. This unites Christendom with Christ who is the source and foundation of His church. But this body and blood of Christ should be shared in holiness, with purity and oneness, if not, it will have devastating negative effect on its partakers ( I Cor. 10:16-21, 11:17-34).

  1. THE CHURCH AS THE BODY OF CHRIST

The church is the body of Jesus Christ to which all Christians belong where there is no distinction of colour, sex, age, race or tribe and Christ is the head. The Church is the conglomeration and fellowship of those who are in the brotherhood of the saints. The church functionally demonstrates practical Christianity, evangelizes the saving grace of Christ and makes all nations disciples.

  1. HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that Holy Spirit convicts of sin and empowers to become Sons of God (John 1:12). We have faith in the manifestation of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the body of Christ. This manifestation would be in form of gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:7-10) and fruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5;22-23). Thus, we recognize and accept Pentecostalism/prophetic ministry for the edification of our souls: proving what is acceptable unto the Lord and having no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Eph. 5:10-11).Whereas, the church does not permit going into trance for more than a service period.

10      EVANGELISM:

We have faith in soul winning evangelism, which is our great commission. The church witness Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith to the world (Mark 16:15 & 20; Acts 1:8). Consequently, we adopt village evangelism, house to house evangelism, in-door revival/sermon; open-air revival and practical proof of what is the will of God to the World.

  1. BAPTISM:

We believe in baptism by immersion (with water) in the name of the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:17). Since baptism is in accordance with Jesus Commandment to baptize everybody that accepts him as His Lord and saviour; repentance is therefore sine qua non to baptism. Consequently, we prefer adult baptism to infant baptism.

  1. FASTING AND PRAYER:

We believe in the efficacy and the effectiveness of prayer as a reasonable and acceptable means of direct communication with God. (1 Thess 5:17; Act 2:42).We believe that fasting is catalysis for miracles; spiritual success: prayer and victory over Satan (Matt. 4”1-11). “And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:29)

  1. CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE:

We accept and recognize the institution of marriage as ordained by the Lord from the beginning of the world. “And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto man….Therefore shall man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh. “(Gen. 2:24, Matt. 19:4-6). Therefore, we prefer and preach monogamy type of marriage. God warns that marriage should be Honourable and Holy.

  1. CHRISTIAN INTEGRITY:

We vehemently denounce and oppose to membership of secret or/and satanic Society and all forms of unequal yoke with unbelievers. (Matt. 6:24) Holiness is our watchword.

  1. AGAPE LOVE:

We seriously encourage love towards God and our neighbours as God has rightly commanded (Matt. 22:37-39). The church encourages the congregation to desire the welfare of all men in every area of life. Christians are expected to have forgiving spirit. (2 Cor. 6:14)

  1. PRACTICES IN LENTEN PERIOD:

We recognize and accept that the church shall observe Lenten season (with the universal Church) that starts from Ash Wednesday and ends on Saturday preceding Easter Sunday; A period for sober reflection and self appraisal whereby all fun-fair are reduced to minimal level (Ecl. 3:1) provided the following shall be observed then:

  • Fasting and Prayer (Mark 9:29)
  • All services shall be conducted solemnly; that is,

No Clapping

No Drumming

No Shouting of Halleluja or / and salvation (Iye) except glory (Ogo); and no celebration of social events like wedding or elaborate naming ceremony.

  • Most importantly, as expected of us always, we shall present our selves as living sacrifice and acceptable unto the living God (Room 12:1)

17      UNIFORM:

We recognize white garment and white girdle as the only acceptable dressing mode (Matt. 17:2) provided that choristers shall have blue cape and put on blue girdle together with blue caps (only female members shall put on white cap in the church premises) and levites cape shall also have blue tape. (Acts 1:10, Rev. 4:4).

  1. NORMS AND PRACTICES

(a)      We believe in the sanctification of water and anointing with oil for blessing and healing (James 5:14)

(b)     The Altar: We recognize and accept lighting of the altar which may be with white girdle candle or bulb, representing the spirit of God (revelation 4:5) and the light of the world who is Christ (John 8:12,1:4)

(c)     We recognize and accept the use of incense (Rev. 5:8)

(d)     Nobody shall put on/wear footwear or shoe in the church premises

(e)      Because of the white clothes which could be stained if not properly taken care of, female members shall be in mufti or abstain from place of worship if she wishes so during their menstrual period (Rom. 14:13-23)

(f)      Female members shall cover their heads while male members shall not whenever they are in the church premises/services.

(g)     We shall present ourselves as living sacrifices to the living God (Rom 12:1)

  1. MODE OF WORSHIP:

Much emphasis is basically laid in this church on our spiritual and reasonable worship, which commences with presenting our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable unto God Almighty, (Roman 12:1). Moreover, the beautiful and unique way we worship in the Cherubim and Seraphim Church (a.k.a) Unification is also of importance and reasonable recognition. The mode of worship is as follows:

(a)      Uniform Services: We shall all adopt the order of the services as provided in our approved program of services, thus we have uniform services in various chapters and centres (Matt. 18:19) as in the article of worship.

(b)     There shall be an altar together with light in front. The leader of service who shall be a male member where both sex are worshiping together shall face the altar; when the congregation stands he shall stand and when the congregation sits down; he can sit down on the floor if he so wishes (also facing the altar).

(c )    On each service day, before the commencement of the service, there shall be sanctification of the venue of worship with Psalm 24, four male elders at the four(4) Corners of the church shall say the prayer.

(d)     Three male members (in fasting when it is a vigil service) shall pray for the leader of service before the commencement of the service.

(e)      The place of worship should be kept holy at all times.

(f)      Central Executive Council, Central administration members and any other invited elders(s) shall sit at the altar, therefore facing the congregation; Chairman shall sit at the nearest seat to the altar on the left-hand side (While facing the altar). This is only during anniversaries and other special occasions. On all other regular services, only the leader of service shall be at the altar.

Subject to the availability of chairs and space, chapters shall make permanent sitting arrangement for the choir. They shall sit at the right hand side (that is, right side on entering the church, which is in front of male members)

(g)     All members shall be in prayer gowns/garments. However, members without garments shall sit at the back of both sides – male and female seats.

(h)     We shall offer unto God as sacrifice of praise; clapping, dancing, praising God through hymns, spiritual songs and psalms (Luke 2; 13-14, Eph. 3:16)

20      ORDER OF PROCESSION:

  • Current chairman CEC is the last person on the queue
  • All the former Chairmen according to their order of seniority with the most senior queuing immediately before the current chairman. (Seniority as in time served).
  • The current Vice Chairmen
  • All former Vice Chairmen according to their order of seniority
  • Current General Secretary
  • All former General Secretaries according to their order of seniority etc.
  • In the absence of current Chairman, his CEC proxy takes his place at that point in time.
  • The chairman or his representative shall decide where a visitor/elder shall stay.
  1. CHURCH SERVICE: We shall recognize and observe the following services.
    1. Bible Study Services
    2. Morning Devotion Services
    3. Mid Week Services
    4. Revival Services
    5. Night Vigil
    6. Sunday Thanksgiving Services
    7. Harvest Thanksgiving Services
    8. Anniversary Thanksgiving
    9. Mid-Week Service during lent
    10. Sunday Service During Lent
    11. Service of Asaphs

The manifestations of spiritual gifts are recognized as an integral part of our worship and service. This shall however be in strict adherence to the dictate of the scriptures. Elders are to be sufficiently empowered spiritually to ensure orderliness and strict conformities with the words of God on this.

  1. BAND’S FORMATION:
  2. As the population of the chapter grows the chapter is at liberty to form or establish bands as herein indicated.

Unless it is otherwise stated, there shall be only two (20) categories of bands in a chapter namely:

 

  1. Restricted Bands
  2. Generals Bands
  1. RESTRICTED BANDS:
  2. Unlike the general bands, membership of restricted bands shall depend on individual spiritual empowerment and talent.
  3. A member of the restricted bands shall be required to belong to any of the General Bands
  • The following Bands created for spiritual self-development of members shall be called the restricted bandss of the church.
  1. Prophetic Ministry
  2. The Choir
  3. Prayer Ministry
  4. Evangelical Ministry
  5. GENERAL BANDS: The following shall be called the General Bands of the church.

MALE                                     FEMALE

Grace Band                              Dorcas Band

James Band                              Martha Band

Joseph Band                                      Mary Band

King David Band                      Queen Esther Band

Peter Band                                Ruth Band

Show the glory of God Band

  1. SYMBOL OF UNITY: We believe in and aim at the complete unification of all Cherubim and Seraphim Church in particular and all Christians in the world in general (John 17:21).

 

PROGRAMME/ORDERS OF SERVICE(S)

 

PROGRAMME FOR SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY

 

  1. Short Prayer
  2. Praise & Worship
  3. Reading of bible text
  4. Bible Discussions
  5. Question time
  6. Memory Verse
  7. Closing Hymn (1 stanza) C& S
  8. Closing Prayer
  9. Seal

 

 

PROGRAMME OF MID –WEE BIBLE STUDY

  1. Opening Hymn C & S
  2. Opening Prayers: Psalm 130 for forgiveness of sin, )

Sanctification and Descent of the Spirit of God       ) Leader of Service

Lord’s Prayer and Seal

  1. Thanksgiving Hymn C & S
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer –        Female member
  3. Announcements –        Secretary
  4. Praise & Worship
  5. Reading of Bible Text
  6. Bible Discussions
  7. Question time
  8. Memory verse
  9. Closing Hymn (1 Stanza. C & S)
  10. Closing Prayer
  11. Vesper
  12. Grace

Note: (1)     Bible Reading Hymn could be used

  • Psalm 32 could be used in place of Psalm 130

 

 

PROGRAMME OF MORNING DEVOTION SERVICE

  1. Opening Hymn/Choruses
  2. Opening Prayer with thanksgiving
  3. Bible Reading
  4. Bible Discussions
  5. Short Talk
  6. Congregational Prayer
  7. Grace

 

 

PROGRAMME OF MID –WEEK BIBLE STUDY

  1. Opening Hymn C & S
  2. Opening Prayers: Psalm 51 for forgiveness of sin, )

Sanctification and Descent of the Spirit of God  ) Leader of Service

Lord’s Prayer and Seal

  1. Thanksgiving Hymn C & S
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer –           Female member
  3. Hymn
  4. Bible Reading
  5. Gloria
  6. Hymn/Praise & Worship
  7. Sermon/Talk /Lecture
  8. Prayer on the sermon/lecture by Sermonist/lecturer
  9. Spiritual messages (if any)
  10. Announcements- Secretary
  11. Closing and Offertory Hymn C & S
  12. Congregational Prayers
  13. Vesper
  14. Grace

NOTE:            (1)        Hymn of Forgiveness of Sin

  • Psalm 32, 130 could be used in place of Psalm 51
  • Appropriate Hymn taking cognizance of the programme should be rendered generally; it should be hymn for spiritual power, mercies, protection and or victory.
  • Bible reading relating to the programme

(4)        Is mandatory whatever the nature of the service

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR REVIVAL SERVICE

 

  1. Opening Hymn C & S
  2. Opening Prayers: Ps. 51, 19 & 24 for forgiveness of sin, )

Sanctification and Descent of the Spirit of God  ) Leader of Service

Lord’s Prayer and Seal

  1. Thanksgiving Hymn C & S
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer – Female member
  3. Hymn
  4. Bible Reading
  5. Gloria
  6. Three People’s Prayer for
  7. Holy Spirit, Steadfastness, Wisdom & Knowle – Male Memberdge
  8. Mercies, blessing & provision for all members and their families – Female
  9. Peace, Protection & Growth of the church – Male Member
  10. Announcements – Secretary
  11. Hymn for Revival C & S
  12. Revival
  13. Talk /Sermon
  14. Clapping, Dancing & Singing
  15. Congregational Prayer
  16. Spiritual messages (if any)
  17. Closing and Offertory Hymn C & S
  18. Closing Prayers
  19. Vesper
  20. Grace
  21. NOTE: (1) Hymn of Forgiveness of Sin
    • Psalm 32 or 130 could be used in place of Psalm 51 also Isaiah 61 1-8 could be used in place of Psalm 19

(3)        Appropriate Hymn tanking cognizance of the programme should            be rendered generally; it should be hymn for spiritual power,       mercies, protection and or victory.

(4)        Bible reading relating to the programme

  • Is mandatory whatever the nature of the revival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT VIGIL SERVICE

 

  1. Processional Hymn C & S
  2. Psalm 24 (3 times)
  3. Prayer for Leader of Service
  4. Opening Hymn C & S
  5. Psalm 51 for forgiveness of sin – Leader of Service
  6. Hymn for Sanctification C & S
  7. Revelation 4 for Sanctification

Descent of the Spirit of God                  ) Leader

Lord’s Prayer & Seal

  1. Thanksgiving Hymn
  2. C & S
  3. C & S
  4. C & S
  5. Thanksgiving Prayer – Female member

10a.     Bible Reading

10b.     Gloria

  1. Hymns
  2. C & S
  3. C & S
  4. C & S
  1. The People’s Prayer
  2. Power of the Holy Spirit – Male Member
  3. Mercies, Blessings, Provision – Female Member
  4. Protection, Steadfastness and Progress – Male Member
  5. Announcements
  6. Hymn for Sermon/Revival C & S
  7. Sermon/Revival
    1. Talk i.e. Sermon Revival
    2. Idaraya i.e. Clapping Revival
    3. Congregational Prayer for
  8. Holy Spirit & God’s Guidance
  9. Wisdom and Understanding in our Studies
  • Our Parents, Brothers, Sisters and Families
  1. Spirit of oneness and unity among Christians especially Cherubim & Seraphim Churches.
  2. Peace in our campuses and the nation
  3. Peace in families
  • Prayer for leaders, Pastors and all other ministers of God
  • Prayer for Unification Chapters, CWC and CEC
  1. Hymn for special Prayer

Congregation Prayer for specific individual problems

  1. Spiritual Messages/Prayer for on them (if any)
  2. Closing & Offertory Hymn C & S
  3. Closing Prayer
  4. Vesper
  5. Grace

NOTE:

(1)       Hymn of Forgiveness of Sin

  • Isaiah 6 vs 1-8 could be read in place of revelation 4
  • Is mandatory whatever the nature of the revival or programme.
  • Prayer points are not sacrosanct; they could be modified to suit local variations. All members should be encouraged to fast. It is mandatory for elders; leader of service and prophet ministries members.
  • Any hymn of protection, healing, power of Holy Ghost, Mercies, provision and blessing is applicable for special prayer.
  • 3 Male members in fasting shall pray for the leader of service that he might lead aright before the commencement of the service.

 

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR SUNDAY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

 

  1. Short Prayer
  2. Processional Hymn C & S
  3. Introit
  4. Opening Hymn C & S
  5. Opening Prayer: Psalm 51, 84 and 24 for forgiveness of sin)-

Sanctification & Descent of the Spirit of God) Leader of Service

Lord’s Prayer & Seal

  1. Thanksgiving Hymn C & S
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. First Lesson (Old Testament)- Female member
  4. Gloria
  5. Hymn C & S or Special Rendition
  6. Second Lesson (New Testament) –           Male Member
  7. Gloria
  8. The Creed – President
  9. Three People’s Prayers for
  1. Power of the Holy Spirit
  2. Mercies, Blessing, Provision & Protection Female Member
  3. Steadfastness, Progress, Wisdom and Knowledge –Male Member

15Announcements – secretary

*12 O’Clock Prayers at the appropriate time with C & S

Thanksgiving & Testimonies

  1. Payment of Tithes
  2. Hymn for Sermon C & S
  3. Sermon
  4. Prayers on the Sermon by Sermonist
  5. Closing & Offertory Hymn C & S
  6. Closing Prayer
  7. Vesper
  8. Grace
  9. Recessional Hymn C & S

 

 

NOTE:           

  • Hymn of forgiveness of sin
  • Psalm 99 Or 19 Could Be Used In Place Of Psalm 84
  • Hymn should be primarily the one on the Word of God (See C & S Hymn Book)
  • Except other well designed programme such as service of the Asaphs, Talk, Lecture, Items 15 is Mandatory.
  • Offering bags should be passed round and Vice President to pray On Them

 

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE

 

  1. Short Prayer – Vice President
  2. Processional Hymn C & S
  3. Introit
  4. Opening Hymn C & S
  5. Opening Prayer: Psalm 51, 84 and 24 for
  6. forgiveness of sin

b.Sanctification & Descent of the Spirit of God

  1. Lord’s Prayer & Seal- Leader of Service
  2. Thanksgiving Hymn C & S
  3. Thanksgiving Prayer
  4. First Lesson (Old Testament) – Female member
  5. Gloria
  6. Hymn C & S or Special Rendition
  7. Second Lesson (New Testament)   -Male Member
  8. Gloria
  9. The Creed – President
  10. Three People’s Prayers for
  11. Power of the Holy Spirit

b.Mercies, Blessing, Provision & Protection Female Member

  1. Steadfastness, Progress, Wisdom and Knowledge –Male Member
  2. Announcements – secretary
  3. Thanksgiving & Testimonies
  4. Payment of Tithes
  5. Anthem(s)
  6. Hymn for Sermon C & S
  7. Sermon
  8. Prayers on the Sermon by Sermonist
  9. Closing & Offertory Hymn C & S
  10. Closing Prayer
  11. Vesper
  12. Grace
  13. Recessional Hymn C & S

 

Note: 12 O’clock at prayers at the appropriate time with C & S

 

  • Hymn of forgiveness of sin
  • Psalm 99 Or 19 could be used in place of psalm 84
  • Hymn should be primarily the one on the Word of God (See C & S Hymn Book)
  • The President should say the prayer outside with the choir and elders after recessional hymn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE

 

  1. Short Prayer – Assistant Zonal Supervisor
  2. Processional Hymn C & S
  3. Introit
  4. Opening Hymn C & S
  5. Opening Prayer: Psalm 51, 84 and 24 for forgiveness of sin

Sanctification & Descent of the Spirit of God)

Lord’s Prayer & Seal-Leader of Service

  1. Thanksgiving Hymn
    1. C & S
    2. C & S
    3. C & S
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer – Female Member (Graduate)
  3. First Lesson (Old Testament) – Female member
  4. Gloria
  5. Hymn C & S or Special Rendition
  6. Second Lesson (New Testament) – Male Member
  7. Gloria
    1. The Creed – President – Male
    2. Mercies, Blessing, Provision & Protection – Female Member
    3. Steadfastness, Progress, Wisdom and Knowledge –Male Member
  8. Three People’s Prayers for
  9. Power of the Holy Spirit
  10. Announcements – secretary
  11. Thanksgiving & Testimonies
  12. Payment of Tithes
  13. Anthem(s)
  14. CHAPTER’S THANKGIVING OFFERING
  15. Procession by members of the Chapter with Hymn C & S
  16. President to read a Psalm of thanksgiving and short thanksgiving speech
  17. Presentation of thanksgiving offering with hymn C & S
  18. Congregational Prayer
  19. Benediction – Chairman CEC
  20. Choruses/Lyrics for Recession
  21. Hymn for Sermon C & S
  22. Sermon
  23. Anniversary Thanksgiving and Prayer
  24. Central Announcements
  25. Closing & Offertory Hymn C & S
  26. Closing Prayer
  27. Vesper
  28. Grace
  29. Recessional Hymn C & S

 

NOTE: 12 O’CLOCK PRAYERS AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME WITH C & S

 

  • Hymn of forgiveness of cin
  • Psalm 99 Or 19 could be based in place of Psalm 84
  • Hymn should be primarily the one in the Word of God (See C & S Hymn Book)
  • C & S Unifications does not allow the use of

banner, only one cross is allowed to be followed by the Vice President carrying the thanksgiving offering as the last person on the procession.

  • Psalm 8, 29; 30; 48; 92; 100 or any other psalm of thanksgiving could be used.
  • Anniversary envelopes would be collected
  • The President to say the prayer outside with the choir and elders after recessional hymn
  • Anniversary report should be read without fun fare and dancing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME OF MID –WEEK SERVICE (DURING LENT)

 

  1. Opening Hymn C & S
  2. Opening Prayers: Psalm 51
    1. for forgiveness of sin and Sanctification and Descent of the Spirit of God
    2. Lord’s Prayer and
    3. Seal
  3. Thanksgiving Hymn C & S
  4. Thanksgiving Prayer – Female member
  5. Hymn
  6. Bible Reading
  7. Gloria
  8. Sermon/Talks
  9. Prayer on the sermon/lecture by Sermonist
  10. three People’s Prayers for:
    1. Power of the Holy Spirit – Male Member
    2. Mercies, blessings and provision – Female Member
    3. Wisdom, knowledge, steadfastness sand progress and strength for the period.- Male member.
  11. Announcements- Secretary
  12. Closing Hymn C & S
  13. Closing Prayer
  14. Vesper
  15. Grace

NOTE: During Lent i.e. from Ash Wednesday to Saturday proceeding Easter Sunday the following shall be observed.

  • Fasting
  • All Services and programmes shall be conducted solemnly
  • No clapping, drumming, shouting of Hallelujah & Iye
  • No celebration of social event such as wedding or elaborate naming ceremony
  • Most importantly, as expected always, we shall render ourselves as living sacrifice to the living God.
  • The Sermonist shall pray for the word of the Lord to bear fruits of righteousness in our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME OF SERVICE OF THE ASAPHS

 

  1. Opening Hymn C & S
  2. Opening Prayers: Psalm 51 , 99 and 24
    1. Forgiveness of sin
    2. Sanctification
    3. Descent of the Spirit of God

Lord’s Prayer and

Seal – Leader of Service

  1. Thanksgiving Hymn C & S
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer – Female member
  3. Bible Reading

Creed – President

  1. Prayer for Holy Spirit, Protection, Success and Steadfastness
  2. Announcements
  3. Offertory Hymn – C &
  4. Preamble on the Topics
  5. Hymn C & S
  6. Commentary (1)
  7. Congregational Prayer
  8. Praise & Worship (1)
  9. Commentary (II)
  10. Congregational Prayer
  11. Vesper
  12. Grace

 

 

PROGRAMME OF SUNDAY SERVICE DURING LENT

 

  1. Short Prayer – Male Member
  2. Processional Hymn C & S
  3. Introit
  4. Opening Hymn C & S
  5. Opening Prayer: Psalm 51, 84 and 24 for
  6. forgiveness of sin)

b.Sanctification & Descent of the Spirit of God)

c.Lord’s Prayer & Seal- Leader of Service

  1. Thanksgiving Hymn
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. First Lesson (Old Testament) – Fem ale member
  4. Gloria
  5. Hymn C & S
  6. Second Lesson (New Testament) – Male Member

12, Gloria

  1. The Creed – President – Male
  2. Three People’s Prayer for:

a.Power of the Holy Spirit- Male Member

b.Mercies, Blessing, provision & Protection -Female Member

c.Steadfastness, Progress, Wisdom and Knowledge –Male Member

  1. Announcements – secretary
  2. Thanksgiving, fulfillment of vows and payment of tithes
  3. Hymn for Sermon C &S
  4. Sermon/Talk
  5. Closing & Offertory Hymn C & S
  6. Closing Prayer
  7. Vesper
  8. Grace
  9. Recessional Hymn C& S

 

12 O’clock Prayers at the appropriate Time with C & S

 

Note: Please refer to mid – Week service during lent.

 

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR ORDINATION OF NEW STEERING

COMMITTEE AND HEADS OF UNITS.

 

  1. Introduction of New Steering Committee members and Heads of Units – Zonal Supervision
  2. Short Exhortation – Central Executive Council
  3. Ordination Hymn – C & S
  4. Ordination/anointing – Chairman, Central Executive Council
  5. congregational Prayer
  6. Benediction – Chairman C. E. C.

 

 

 

GENERAL NOTES

 

  1. The Central Executive Council should say the Grace at all Unification chapters’ services. State Coordinator, Zonal Supervisor, or Assistant Zonal Supervisor, President of chapter or any other elder can say the grace in the absence of Central Executive Council members
  2. English Service must hold once in a month i.e. 2nd Sunday of the Month
  3. Each chapter should conduct service of the Asaphs minimum of once in a semester.
  4. Central programme by the Central Executive Council could be exclusive of this programme.
  5. Ordination should take place before the sermon
  6. This programme supersedes all other editions
  7. This is incorporated into Normal service.

 

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