Order of Worship

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Do you find yourself needing an order of worship printed for you to follow?

  1. Yes, I gotta have one.

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. I like to have one, but I don't need to have one.

    13 vote(s)
    44.8%
  3. I prefer not to have an order of worship for me to follow.

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. I don't care if one is printed or not.

    11 vote(s)
    37.9%
  5. I like following the lead of the worship team.

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  6. All worship services are generically have the same stuff in it. No big deal.

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  7. Every church service should have a printed congregational copy of the service.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Who cares?

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  9. None of the above.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other answer.

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Do you find it necessary, to enhance your worship experience, to have a printed order of worship in your hand?
     
  2. annsni

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    Well, since I'm running the projector, an order of worship is usually helpful. LOL!!

    But in whatever church I've been to, I much prefer to have some kind of an idea of what's coming next. In our own church, it's pretty much always the same so there's really no need for a printed order of worship for the congregants but I'm sure a visitor would love one.

    I think in churches where you need to use a hymnal or other "book", it IS helpful to have things printed out in case you miss a number. In our church, I put all the words to the music on the screen with the projector so no need for that. We also don't have any "rote" prayers where someone may need to know what to say.
     
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    As a staff member, and as a staff guy at a church that puts a lot of effort and organization into each service, I must say a detailed order is a lifeline for me. But more on logistical grounds than spiritual ones.

    We have a generational split (by and large) in our bunch. Folks over, let's say, about 50 really prefer an order of worship. Younger folks, not so much. And so, we do bulletins. If it makes them happy, it's a small price to pay.

    One fringe benefit...our bulletins are set up to be good "note-taking" items (complete with handouts for the sermon). So...that's a big plus.

    And of course...your mileage may vary at your local church. A lot.
     
  4. SaggyWoman

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    I think every service needs a plan of action.

    The question I am posing is whether or not to print it and give it to the congregation.
     
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    We have a program though I often have to cut some of it out to move service along. We have a chior that likes to do 5 or 6 encore's until a song is thoroughly sung...

    My Brother has no program at all. I've seen him start with communion or he may start with devotion. The only thing consistent is he ends with the message and his service last just over an hour.

    We can hardly take up offering in an hour.. :BangHead:
     
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    Of course --- Presbyterians do things "properly and in order."

    On a more practical basis, all of the Scripture readings, responsive readings, confessions of faith, and congregational prayers are in the bulletin so it is good to have it handy -- though many of these are on the screens as well.
     
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    Like to have, don't need to have. Service should be conducted in some order to show proper reverence to God.
     
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    I like to have one, because ours not only lists the order of worship, but also includes the hymns, the readings, prayer requests, and activities for the coming week.

    love,

    Sopranette
     
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    I've also begun collecting the hymnal part of the bulletins and keeping them in a binder. I'm guessing that, within a few years, I could have my own personal collection of hundreds of my favorite hymns.

    love,

    Sopranette
     
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    One thought I have is that with a printed order of service in the bulletin, you're held to a "schedule" a lot more than if you don't have one. There have been times that we've tossed away our schedule (that the staff has) in deference to the Spirit's leading. It's not frequent but it HAS happened.
     
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    Agreed...:thumbs:
     
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    Yes, every church should have a planned service. I don't see the need to print it out.

    Singing, choir sings, pastor talks about upcoming events, maybe the choir sings again, prayer request, take up an offering, prayer, preaching, prayer, singing and alter call, pray, service ends.

    Baptisms after the regular service.

    Sounds about right to me.

     
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    I'm not only the Pastor, I'm the Worship Leader - I kinda NEED one!
     
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    I agree that while there needs to be one, not everyone needs a copy.
     
  15. annsni

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    Can you imagine everyone sitting around looking at each other "What's next??" or two people getting up "It's MY turn!". LOL!

    Nope - we NEED the schedule for the staff but not for the congregation.
     

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