Order of Service

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  1. Paul3144

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    How does the order of service at your church go or Sunday morning? At mine it's:

    Opening Music Choir/Orchestra
    Congregational Singing
    Prayer/Announcements/Welcome
    Congregational Singing
    Special Music Ensemble with Rhythm Section or Orchestra
    Congregational Scripture Reading/Prayer
    Offertory Special Choir/Orchestra
    Sermon
    Invitation
    Recessional Organ
     
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    At our church it usually is:

    Call to Worship
    4 Worship Songs
    Pastoral Prayer
    Greeting each other
    Announcements
    Offering with "Special Music"
    2 Worship Songs (sometimes the first is an offering consecration)
    Message
    Benediction
     
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    Opening piece, usually our praise team
    Several congregational songs
    Brief welcome to the day
    Several more congregational songs
    Message
    Song/Invitation time
    - After this we typically do baptisms
    Offering
    Brief announcements
    Reciting our mission statement by congregation
    Dismissal

    We change some elements in and out depending on the Sunday.
     
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    we start promptly at 10:30 a.m., crowd or no crowd.
    acapella singing for about thirty minutes.
    prayer.
    preaching.
    parting song.
     
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    Call to Worship
    Pastoral Prayer
    Welcome and Announcements
    Congregational Hymn
    Children's Sermon
    Congregational Hymn
    Choir Special
    Offering (Piano Special)
    Special Music
    Sermon
    Benediction
     
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    Opening Prayer
    Lord's Supper
    Open Discussion Adult Bible Study
    Worship Songs (usually 3)
    Sermon
    Closing Song/Prayer
     
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    Prelude
    Call to Worship (hymn)
    Prayer and Welcome
    Responsive Reading
    Any Special Presentations
    Hymn
    Offertory Hymn and Prayer
    Collection of Tithes and Offerings
    Special Music if any
    Sermon
    Closing Hymn and Invitation
    Birthdays and Anniversary Recognitions
    Announcements
    Prayer Concerns
    Benediction
     
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    usually
    call to worship
    greeting each other
    2 congregational songs
    prayer
    announcements
    scripture reading
    prayer
    2 more congregational songs
    special music if we have it
    prayer
    take up offering
    sermon
    invatational song
    prayer
     
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    The three P's; Praising, Praying, Preaching:

    Singing
    Prayer
    Another song
    Preaching
    Invitation to join Church
    Handshake while singing last song
    Prayer requests and announcements
    Closing prayer
    Go out and eat
     
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    handshaking - thats a dealbreaker for me!
    So I dont hijack click here
     
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    Informal Fellowship and Coffee (we meet in a hotel banquet room)

    Welcome and Prayer (by host of home or one of the elders)

    Scripture Reading (unison from back of hymnal, since we have many good translations used)

    Hymns of Worship (I select the first one, then we sing about 10 others; all verses; chosen by the people)

    Sharing (Blessings, prayer needs, scriptures, paragraphs from book, special reading or music by children)

    Prayer (all men who so desire pray)

    Communion (fathers serve to family then pass it to next father; elder serves singles)

    Short break to stand, greet one another, refill coffee, empty bladder

    Exposition of the Word (40-50 minutes; message 23 from Matthew this Sunday (5:19-20)

    Discussion/Application of the Sermon (open to all to ask questions, give testimony of how the text works for them, etc)

    Hymn

    Concluding Prayer

    Start fellowship at 10:15 am and work diligently to be done by 12:45 or 1:00 pm. This week we will share a love feast (I'm making au gratin potatoes and ham), and this always leads to in-depth discussions on issues, doctrines or perceived needs. We do not allow talking about the Vikings or the weather, etc. We will probably focus this week on Haiti.
     
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    Greetings to everybody!

    Here is how we have it in our church:
    Welcome and Prayer
    1-2 Hymns
    Reading from the Scripture and a short message (5-10 min)
    Prayer
    2 Hymns
    Message (up to 45 minutes)
    Prayer
    Offerings
    Anouncements
    Closing prayer
    (approx. 1.5 hours)

    But in most our churches there are three sermons, so the whole thing lasts 2 hours+.
     
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    Call to worship music.

    Introduction by pastor welcoming guest

    1st praise song.

    little speach by music minister to inlcude filling out the attendance pad

    2nd praise song

    3rd praise song.

    If applicable special music.

    Prayer.

    Sermon.

    Alter call with Praise song

    Tithes collection

    Important notes and business meeting info.

    the Benediction.

    wandering around the sancturary talking to friends and new people.

    Walking into the foyer still talking

    walking out into the parking lot talking with close friends and family.

    Getting into the car and driving home.
     
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    Sunday morning normal schedule:

    1.Choir sings an opening chorus
    2.Congregational Hymn
    3.opening prayer
    4.special music from choir or womens ensemble
    5.greeting - visitors cards - announcements
    6.congregational hymn - handshaking and choir goes down
    into congregation to shake hands and be seated in general.
    7.Congregational hymn
    8.Prayer
    9.Offertory - special music during
    10.Scripture and Message
    11.prayer
    12.Altar call
    13.baptisms (if any)
    14.closing prayer
     

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