Do you have a printed "schedule" for your church services??

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  1. annsni

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    As I'm filling in for the worship coordinator this week since she's ill, I'm wondering how other churches do this. I had to put together the service schedule that shows what we're doing when, in what order, who's doing what, etc. I'm giving copies to all who are involved in the service from the pastors to the worship leader to even the ushers. Do you all do something similar in your churches??

    This week, ours looks something like this (times are "suggestions" - not hard and fast rules, especially the message ending time - LOL):

    9:00 and 11:00 Call to Worship - Lou and worship team
    "Come People of the Risen King"
    "My Savior, My God"
    "Here I am to Worship/Call Upon the Name of the Lord"
    "Jesus, Be the Center"
    Call people forward for prayer and baptism

    9:20 and 11:20 Prayer - Mike

    9:25 & 11:25 Congregation be seated
    keep students in for baptism - Mike

    9:27 & 11:27 Baptism - Pete 9AM; Bob 11AM

    after baptism, greet one another, dismiss students - Mike

    9:37 & 11:40 Welcome and Announcements - Joe

    9:42 & 11:45 Offering
    Special Music - Steve

    no offering consecration

    9:46 & 11:49 Worship - "Mighty to Save" - Lou & Worship Team

    9:53 & 11:55 Message - Pastor

    10:30 & 12:30 Closing
     
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    We keep it pretty simple..

    Welcome and Announcements
    Corporate Bidding Prayer*

    Choir

    Congregational Hymn*

    Scripture Reading/devotion Duke Thorne


    Worship through giving of Tithes and Offerings
    Doxology* Hymn #554
    Offertory Prayer

    Fellowship

    Praise Chorus*
    Lyrics on Screen

    Sermon by Rev. Timothy Barnhouse

    Hymn *
    * Indicates congregation participation
     
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    We do a printed order for our traditional service but the more contemporary service is more free flowing.

    Our folks are very good about allowing for changes according to how the Spirit leads us
     
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    Tim - Does someone print that up for you? I remember in our old church the bulletin had the schedule of service but here we don't do that. Only the staff and those participating in the service get the schedule.
     
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    We print a bulletin every week with the worship service stuff, along with announcements, etc. for the AM service.

    No bulletin for PM - everything's on the power point. (Portable - we have to set it up every Sunday evening. Can't wait until we pay off our renovation and put up a permanent video system!)
     
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    We put a brief schedule of service in our bulletin. No times, just the basic order. Somtimes they get the songs in it, more so now that we are using a projector for the words.
     
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    Yes, we have a "play by play" order of worship similar to the ones above. Hymn or song lyrics are projected on a screen, so we don't have them in the OW. We have a local printer that we email the pdf to on Thursday afternoons, and he delivers them Friday midday. Volunteers stuff them into the bulletins Saturday morning.
     
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    I attend one church while I am at work. They have a generic printed "program" that is the same every Sunday, so I don't really know why they need to print it.

    The church I attend when I am off does not have a printed agenda except for those who are leading the worship.
     
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    All the churches that I am somehow involved with, whether or not they print the order of service for the "congregation", they do have a "bulletin" (not called that in one church.)
     
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    We don't have an order of service or worship - personally, I don't see why it's needed. Seems like a waste of paper and money.

    We do have a bulletin with announcements and other information. Announcements are not made in church unless it's a really big thing coming up.
     
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    The media team and leaders have one, but not one in the bulletin for general viewing.
     
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    It is on the back of our bulletin we print out each week.. . Check your email.
     
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    I like this.
     
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    Do you mean you think it's a waste of paper and money if it's given to the congregation or to the staff? Without it, our staff wouldn't know what was coming next and who was doing it (remember, we have numerous pastors that take responsibility each Sunday, and a congregation of about 800).

    We'd love to get to this but it's been a losing battle. But fortunately our next church (the church plant) will be this way. :)
     
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    I think it is a waste to print it for the congregation. I think it should be printed for those on the podium.
     
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    I have to admit, when we were in our other church, there would be times that I'd check the schedule to see how much longer. :)
     
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    Haha, me too. Enough of that already!
     
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    I think the staff know the order and may have sheets for it - I don't know since I'm not on the staff. But I think the OP was asking if the congregation gets a paper with the order of service, and we don't. And I see no reason to. Printing over 1,000 sheets every Sunday (at our church) to show an order of service is ridiculous, imo.

    Nothing more boring than listening to annoucements. It has nothing to do with worship and wastes valuable time, imo.
     
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    We print our order of service for Sunday morning in our bulletins. I always let our worship team know that if we have a testimony or something that's not printed it's to be no problem. I don't think it's as important for the congregation as the organist, pianist, worship leader, and preacher. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Gotcha. As I mentioned, in our old church, the order of service was part of the bulletin (one sheet of paper folded in half), so it wasn't extra paper. It also had the hymn numbers we'd be singing whereas now we use the screen to project the hymns and songs so it's not like they need to look up the hymn in a book.



    I know. If we could even move it to the very beginning of the service, that would be better but it's not accepted there yet. But the new church? Only vital announcements will be made and that's it. You can read? We have a bulletin for announcements. I think the congregation gets trained to be dependent on the announcements so they don't read the bulletin.
     

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