A reader has sent along an order of service from a shared worship gathering of two Protestant churches, and you can see many of the elements we are discussing.
I’d love to see other orders of service from the Protestant/evangelical side illustrating all or parts of the evangelical liturgy, especially if you are a Baptist or other evangelical using moderate amounts of formal liturgy in your worship.
You can see the entire list of components at the introduction post in this series.
I did not attempt to reformat this, so it’s a bit clunky, doesn’t have boldface, etc.
Sunday Morning, September 6, 2009 at 10 a.m.
Union Service held at the First Baptist Church
125 South Main Street ( Route 33 ), Hightstown, NJ 08520
Together with the congregations of the First Presbyterian
Church and the First United Methodist Church of Hightstown
9:45 a.m. – Pre-service Prayer Meeting in the Pastor’s Study
10 a.m. – Worship, Preaching, and the Holy Communion
PRELUDE Pianist / Organist: Dana Shamy
CHIMING of the BELL Jim Grbac
We are using the Celebration Hymnal in the pew racks.
* – We stand where indicated by asterisks if able to do so.
CALL to WORSHIP # 61 “Bless the Lord, Your God”
Nehemiah 9:5-6 Liturgists: Bob Haase or Ray Naylor
*HYMN # 2 “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”
*PRAYER of INVOCATION Deacon Clifford Pullen
*OUR LORD’S DISCIPLES’ PRAYER (Our Father) Unison
CHORUS # 70 “A Perfect Heart” ( sing twice )
OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE Responsive Rdg. # 71
From Psalm 103 “Bless the Lord, O My Soul”
Lector: Deacon Harry Bohrs and Congregation
*HYMN “God’s Salvation” [Tune: Count Your Blessings]
bulletin insert God has always labored human lives to win.
GREETINGS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, TESTIMONIES
TITHES / OFFERINGS See note concerning two offerings
SPECIAL MUSICAL SELECTION Dana Shamy
NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE Portions of Luke ch. 8
SERMON “Three Questions that Jesus Asks Us”
Where is your faith? What is your name? Who touched Me?
Preacher: Pastor Robert S. Turton III
*INVITATIONAL HYMN back of bulletin
“Is Thy Heart Right With God?”
THE LORD’S SUPPER
SCRIPTURE First Corinthians 11:23–33
*PRAYERS of CONFESSION and CONSECRATION
Pastors: Bryan Franzen, Carl Trahan-True, Bob Turton
Servers: FBC – Charlotte McCallum, Larry Cheshier
FUMC – Walter Hewitt FPC – John Grover
*HYMN # 460 “Let Us Break Bread, and Drink the Cup
Together on Our Knees”
All who repent and confess our sins and believe in Jesus
Christ as our Savior, Lord, and Messiah, are invited to
receive the Holy Communion.
*PRAYERS of THANKSGIVING and INTERCESSIONS
Led by Evangelist Desiree C. Gray
Congregants are also encouraged to participate audibly.
HELPING HAND FUND Second Offering
*HYMN # 426 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”