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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Berean, Feb 3, 2012.
What type of Sunday Services does your chuch have?
We begin with Opening at 9:45 (yes, we still have it!)
Sunday School begins at 10
Morning Worship at 11
AWANA at 5
Evening Worship at 6:30
Our services are traditional and old-fashioned to many. We still sing hymns from a hymnal, we stand for scripture reading and use the King James Version in our church. We're an old-fashioned Bible preaching, Bible teaching church and we like it that way.
8.00am Book of Common Prayer communion service at Crofton Old Church (10th century). Traditional Reformed with hymns, organ and 'thees and thous' liturgy. Four Bible readings + short (15-20 minute) sermon
9.30am Family Service (communion service once a month) at Holyrood Church: informal, worship-band-led, no real liturgy except a Eucharistic Prayer if we are having communion, long-ish preach/ sermon (c 30 minutes) based on 1-2 Bible readings, children's groups.
11.10am Service at Holyrood- more formal than the immediate above but less formal than the 8.00am. Common Worship used as liturgical base. Hymns and organ. Either communion service or morning prayer. Four readings + short-ish preach. Older congregation.
6.30pm Service at Holyrood - worship-band-led, more charismatic with room for extempore contributions from the congregation, but including Bible reading but maybe followed by the congregation reflecting and sharing on the passage rather than a formal preach.
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Right now, very traditional Baptist. Gathering, Sunday school at 10, service at 11, meetings after (seems like every week). Communion once a quarter, baptisms as they come about.
That is all going to change, but give me a bit first. Have some teaching and directing to do.
Here is what we have.
* Traditional, liturgical service. Common confession of faith (ie Apostle's Creed) and common prayer (ie Lord's Prayer). Music is more traditional, with organ and choir. Hymns from hymnal are sung. Communion once per month.
* Children's Sunday School, Youth Sunday School and Adult Sunday School.
* Fellowship. Library & Bookstore are open. Coffee, Donuts and Bagels.
* Contemporary/blended service. Less liturgical. Hymns, choruses, worship songs are on big screens (see below) led by worship team. No organ, but piano, guitars, drums, etc. are the instruments used. Same sermon as in 1st service. Communion once per month.
* Children's Church.
* Adult Sunday School (for those who attend 1st service).
9:00 - 10:15 am - Bible Study
10:30 - 11:45 am - Worship (Blended worship - everything from a pipe organ and choir to worship team with drum kit and a mixture of ancient to modern hymns/music)
2:00 - 6:00 pm - Various rehearsals / service activities
8:30 am - Traditional Service
9:45 - Bible Study also known as Sunday School
10:45 - Less traditional service :smilewinkgrin:
5:00 pm - Meetings of various kinds
6:00 - Student Ministry Bible study
6:30 - Adult Bible study
Just wondering. What is the difference between your traditional service and less traditional service?
Although it's in the Polls Forum, your post doesn't have the usual list of choices at the top, so I'm not sure what sort of response you want. Is the poll about music styles, liturgical or non-liturgical, or what? (Not criticizing - just checking!)
Our campus just has our service at 10 am. The service usually follows this order:
Opening gathering song
Welcome and announcements
More worship (three or four more songs)
Offering with a congregational song or a special music
Our home church has two services, one at 9 and one at 11.
My church has three regular worshp services (same sermon) on Saturday night and two Sunday morning services. We added a Saturday night service as the other two services were getting crowded. We have since found the great value of the Saturday evening service because there are many people that go to Sat. evening that cannot go on Sun. mornings due to jobs and other obligations. Then we have home team Bible Studies on Sunday nights, Monday nights, Tuesday, etc, various ones on various nights and everyone attends the one home team that best suits them.
Where I go to church there are 3 Masses
0730hr Low Mass
0900hr Missa Cantata (Sung Mass)
1100hr Low Mass
I don't know what a "chuch" is :laugh:, but my church has 10 AM Bible Study (often called Sunday School), 11 AM Worship, then dinner together, and a 3 PM service; that's it for the week.