An American Puritan Model Of Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

From the landing of the Mayflower through the American Revolution, the majority of free-church clergy probably spent more time interacting with worshipers around the Communion table than they did preaching from pulpits. The services that follow reflect Puritan worship as well as the general approach to worship in the separatist congregations-Baptist, Congregational, Independent.


At the Communion table, close to the worshiping congregation, the clergy often presided with lay...


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