Wares of Townsend, Vermont at Various Times

COVENANT.

In the presence of God and this assembly, you do now solemnly avouch the Lord Jehovah, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, to be your God, the supreme object of your affections, and your portion forever. You do solemnly devote all your faculties, powers and possessions to the service and glory of your Maker; covenanting that you will be the Lord’s forever; engaging that, through the aid of His Spirit, you will cleave to Him as your chief good; will love Him supremely and obey Him faithfully; that you will give diligent attention to His word and ordinances; that you will seek, above all things, the honor and interest of His kingdom; and that you will aim, without ceasing, to adorn your profession, by a blameless life and by holiness of heart.

You do also now cordially join yourselves to this Church of Christ, and engage to submit to the regular administration of its government and discipline; to strive earnestly for its peace, edification and purity, and to walk with its members in Christian faithfulness, fellowship and love.

In consequence of these professions and engagements, we, the members of this church, do now affectionately receive you to our communion, and in the name of Christ declare you entitled to all its visible privileges; we welcome you to the fellowship with us in the blessings of the gospel, and on our part engage to watch over you with Christian fidelity and tenderness, and seek your spiritual edification; imploring of the great Head of the Church, that both you and we may be faithful to our covenant, and glorify Him with the holiness which becometh His house forever.

MEMBERS.

1827   Ware, George W.

Ware, Elizabeth

1832   Ware, Lucinda

1835   Ware, Joseph B.

1838   Ware, Dana F.

Ware, Joseph

Ware, Richard B.

Ware, Sarah L.

1839   Ware, Mary L. Mrs.

1852   Ware, Elmira B.

1860   Ware, Osmore

1869   Ware, Lucius L.

Ware, Enoch G.

1876   Ware, Arvilla Mrs.

Source:  Collections Relating to the History and Inhabitants of the Town of Townsend, Vermont, by James H. Phelps, Geo. E. Selleck, Brattleboro, 1877


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