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Orders of Service

Because we can learn and get ideas from each other, I will share the orders of service here from the churches that I visit in the Southern New England Conference. I have included only those details that relate to music--especially music that involves the congregation. 

Nouvelle Arche: Eglise Adventiste du Septieme Jour
April 18, 2009

Appel a l'Adoration
Exode 20:8-11
Doxologie - "Louez L'Eternel en Tout Lieu"
Moment de Louanges
Chant d'Ouverture - No. 287, "Exaltons notre devin Maitre"
Lecture Scripturaire
Priere Pastorale
Service de Fidelite
Chant Special - "He Never Said a Mumblin' Word," "My Jesus I Love Thee / Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know", Pierre Fontaine
Coins des Enfants
Chant Special - "Honor, Honor", "Were You There?", Robert Walker
Chant Special - "The Holy City", Pierre Fontaine

Clinton Spanish SDA Church
April 4, 2009

Preludio de Alabanza (Praise Team led singing)
Introito - Introit
Doxologia (Doxology) - "Glory Be to the Father"
Invocacion (Invocation)
Bienvenida (Welcome)
Diezmos y Ofrendas (Offering)
Rincon Infantil (Children's Story)
Himno de Adoracion (Hymn of Adoration) - "How Great Thou Art"
Lectura Biblica (Bible Reading)
Oracion Pastoral (Pastoral Prayer)
Musica Especial (Special Music)
Orador (Sermon)
Himno de Apelacion (Closing Hymn) - "Tis Love that Makes Us Happy"
Bendicion Final (Benediction)

Prescott SDA Church
Prescott, Arizona
March 14, 200

Worship in Singing
  Chorus Medley: I'm Gonna Sing, Swing Low, Oh When the Saints, This Train
  Come All You People
  In Christ Alone
  Praise Song Medley: More Precious Than Silver, You are My All in All, Step by Step
Announcements, Greetings
Organ Interlude
Opening Hymn - No. 2, "All Creatures of Our God and King"
Praise and Prayer
  "Sweet Hour of Prayer
Children's Offering
Tithes and Offerings
  Offertory: "You Can't Beat God's Giving", "We Give Thee But Thine Own", No. 670
Special Music - "The Anchor Holds"
Closing Hymn - No. 320, "Lord of Creation"

El Cajon SDA Church
El Cajon, California
March 7, 2009

Doxology - "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"
Welcome & Announcements
Congregational Song - "Draw me Close to You"
Hymn of Praise - No. 7, "The Lord in Zion Reigns"
Scripture & Prayer
Response - No. 684, "Hear Our Prayer, O Lord"
Worship in Giving
Lamb's Offering & Story
Special Music - "Save the Day"
Spoken Word
Hymn of Dedication - No. 567, "Have Thine Own Way, Lord"
Response - No. 65, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again"

Merrimack Valley SDA Church
February 28, 2009

Gathering to Worship
  Worship Host's Greeting
  Call to Worship
Praising His Name
  Praise Songs
     "Come, Now is the Time to Worship"
     "There is None Like You"
      "Amazing Grace"
  Congregational Prayer
  Gifts of Worship
    Local Church Budget
Proclaiming the Word
  Children's Corner
  Scripture Lesson
  Worship in Song "Shout to the North"
  Sabbath Message
Dedicating Our Lives
  Hymn of Dedication "Holy Spirit Rain Down"
  Prayer of Dedication
  Worship Host's Benediction


Walla Walla University Church
College Place, Washington

January 31, 2009
On the bulletin cover, the worship options are listed:
  • FirstServe – contemporary Worship
  • Berean Fellowship – Alternative Worship Experience
  • The Awakening – Contemporary Worship led by Young Adults
  • The Second Service – Classic Worship 
Inside the bulletin, this information is given about the services:

firstserve– 9:30 am
Praise Team (worship leader)
Teaching (speaker, sermon title)
Offering (recipient of offering)
Berean Fellowship – 10:00 am 
in the Village Hall (no information given)
the awakening – 10:30 am
at the Fine Arts Center
(speaker, sermon title)
the second service– 11:45 am
   Prelude (orchestra, horn soloist)
   Call to  Worship
   Introit (choir and orchestra)
   *Hymn #223, Crown Him with Many Crowns
   Offertory (orchestra)
   Worship in Music (choir, orchestra, & oboe soloist)
   Scripture Reading
   *Hymn #211, Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
   Postlude (orchestra)
*Kraig Scott, Organist
Note to the Reader: The bulletin information is sparse for three of the four services. Why do you think this is? Notice the time the services begin—from 9:30 to 11:45. Why do you think they are so “late”? And they really do have a cross for one “T” in every service heading. 

Leominster Spanish Church
February 7, 2009

Entrada de oficiantes (Entrance of the Officiants)
Doxología (Doxology)
Invocación (Invocation)
Bienvenida (Welcome)
Historia de niños (Children's Story)
Diezmos y ofrendas (Tithes and Offerings)
Himno de apertura (Hymn)
Lectura Bíblica (Bible Reading)
Oracion pastoral (Pastoral Prayer)
Alabanza y adoración (Praise & Adoration/Worship)
Presentación del orador (Presentation of the Speaker)
Música especial (Special Music)
Sermón (Sermon)
Himno final (Closing Hymn)
Oración final (Closing Prayer)

Leominster SDA Church
January 3, 2009

Praising God Together
Congregational Singing
Call to Prayer
   Prayer Song - "Now Dear Lord as We Pray"
   Worship Prayer
Offering Appeal
Special Music
Offering for Adventist Education
The Children's Corner
   Invitation Chorus - "Let Them Come"
   God's Word for the Little Ones
Meditating on God's Word
Scripture Reading
Responding to God's Call
Closing Hymn
Departing to Serve

Glendale SDA Church
Indianapolis, Indiana
December 27, 2008

Glendale Family Life
Prelude - Organist
Call to Worship "Holy, Holy, Holy"
Hymn of Praise "Wonderful Words of Life", No. 286
Children's Story
Offering, Offertory - Organist
Garden of Prayer
Scripture - Psalm 108:1-4
Sermon in Song - Angela Brown, soprano

Forest Lake SDA Church
Apopka, Florida

December 1, 2008

First Service – 8:45 am
Musical Meditations (8:35)
Morning Song
   Great and Mighty
   Worthy of Worship

Windows & Greeting
   Jesus, What a Beautiful Name
   You Who Are Thirsty

Family Prayer
Children’s Story
   Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
   Lift Up Your Heads
   While We are Waiting, Come
   Into My Heart

Second Service – 10:00 am
Songs [not listed]
Baby Dedication
Songs [not listed]
Third Service – 11:30 am
Prelude (2 pieces by the 4th & 5th grade chorus)
Windows & Greeting
Children’s Story
Call to Worship (Responsive scripture reading)
Hymn of Praise (Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, No. 204)
Morning Prayer
Offering (3 pieces by the chorus)
Hymn of Response (Lift Up Your Heads, on screen)
Note to the reader: What stylistic and formatting differences do you see in these three services? Why do you think the church instituted these differences? What would you ask the pastor and worship leaders if you had the chance?

Stoneham Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church
November 15, 2008 - 10:45 am

Welcome & Announcements
Opening Prayer 
Worship in Song - led by GBA students and staff
   "How Great is Our God"
   "Mighty to Save"
   "Amazing Grace / My Chains"
Children's Story & Offering
Message Scripture & Prayer
Returning God's Tithe and Giving Our Offerings
   Offertory (piano)
Musical Reflection - "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" sung by Stephane Pierre (a cappella)
Closing Hymn - "When We All Get to Heaven," No. 633
   Response (piano)

Note: Students and Staff of Greater Boston Academy presented the entire service. 

Village Church of Seventh-day Adventists
November 8, 2008, 10:50 am

Praise & Adoration - lead by three young people
   #10, #33, #432, #8
Opening Hymn - "Jesus is Coming Again," No. 213
Ministry Matters
Children Worship
Giving Opportunity
   Offertory:  "Gratitude" sung by KC Huggan
Musical Selection: "God is Able" sung by KC Huggan
   Prelude - "Sweet, Sweet Spirit," No. 262, sung by the congregation
Closing Hymn - "We Have This Hope," No. 214
   Response (organ)

Amesbury SDA Church
August 16, 2008

Hymn of Consecration - "Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place"
Hymn of Praise - "More About Jesus," No. 245
Opening Prayer
Worship in Giving
Hymn of Response - "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow," No. 694
Children's Story and Offering ("I Will Early Serve the Savior")
Scripture Reading
Worship in Prayer - "Hear Our Prayer, O Lord," No. 684
*Special Music - Pastor Ray Daniel
Hymn of Meditation - "Open Our Eyes, Lord, We Want to See Jesus"
Today's Message
Hymn of Response - "Lead Them My God to Thee," No. 653
   Response - "God Be in My Head," No. 679

*Not listed in bulletin; added in.

The College Church of Seventh-day Adventists
July 26, 2008, 11:00 am

Prelude - Adagio from Symphony Five (Widor)
Church Bell
Come Into His Presence - traditional chorus
Call to Worship
Hymn of Praise - "Lead on O King Eternal," No. 619
Offering - Adagio from Symphony Four (Widor)
   "Praise God from Whom All Blessings," No. 694
   Dedication Prayer
Children's Offering & Moment 
Call to Prayer - "Psalm 5"
Prayers of the People
   Response (organ)
Voluntary - "Jesus Loves Me" and "My Jesus, I Love Thee," handbell choir
The Word
Hymn of Commitment - "O Zion Haste," No. 365
   Response (organ)
Postlude - Toccato from Symphony Five (Widor)

Northborough SDA Church
June 14, 2008, 11:00 am

Family Song - "Welcome to the Family" 

Introit - "Come Into His Presence" 
Call to Worship 
    after: "Glory Be to the Father", No. 660
Moments of Praise - Nos. 434, 190, 632 
*Special Music - "More Than Wonderful", solo by Wilton Brydson (trax accompaniment)
Hymn of Praise - "He Leadeth Me", No. 537
Prayer Invitation
Intercessory Prayer 
    before:  "As We Come to You in Prayer", No. 671
    after: "Almighty Father, No. 693
Invitation to Give - 
    after offertory: "Praise God, From Whom All Blessings" (African American Hymnal)
*Special Music - "The Greatest Want of the World", visiting Men's Chorus, (College Church)
Children's Story (& Offering) - "A Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Alright" (pre-recorded)
Scripture Lesson
Special Music - "A Voice For You", visiting Men's Chorus (College Church)
Hymn of Dedication - "Father, Lead Me Day by Day", No. 482
    after: "Dismiss Us Lord, With Blessings", No. 690
Going Forth - "We Have This Hope", No. 214

*Added into the program--not in the printed bulletin. 

Quinebaug SDA Church
June 7, 2008, 9:30 am
Heart Preparation - "The Lord is in His Holy Temple," No. 692
Opening Hymn - "I Will Sing of Jesus Love," No. 183
Call to Worship
Children’s Story
Worship in Giving
Worship in Prayer
    after: "Hear Our Prayer, O Lord," No. 699
Scripture Reading
Prayer of Response

Middletown/Portland SDA Church
May 10, 2008, 12:00 pm
Prelude - "Sanctuary" (pre-recorded)
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer
Tithes & Offerings
Pastoral Prayer
     after: "Spirit of the Living God," No. 672
Children’s Offering
Chidlren’s Story
    before and after: "Jesus Loves Me," No. 190
Worship in Music - "Sweet Hour of Prayer," No. 478, congregation
Scripture Reading
Closing Hymn- "He Leadeth Me," No. 537

Worcester Pleasant Street Church
April 19, 2008, 11:00 am 

Praise and Worship - "God is So Good," 
"I Just Came to Praise You, Lord," 
"Oh, Give Thanks," 
"Amazing Grace," No. 108, 
"Jesus, You're Everything to Me," 
"Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him," 
"To God Be the Glory," No. 341
Call to Worship
Intercessory Prayer
    before: "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," No. 499
    after: "Thank You"
Welcome - "Smile Awhile (and Give Your Face a Rest)"
Special Music - "O Lord, How Magnificent & Holy is Your Name," Praise Team
Pastoral Greetings
Children’s Ministries
    before and after: "Jesus Loves the Little Children" (instruments only)
Offertory - "You Can't Beat God's Giving" and "We Give Thee But Thine Own," No. 670
Scripture Text
Meditation - "Order My Steps (in your Word)," Jasper expressive movement group
Closing Hymn - "I Need You to Survive"
    after: "Surely, Surely", No. 688
Postlude - "We Sing Praises to the King," Praise Team
Gardner SDA Church
March 29, 2008, 10:50 am
Praise Time - "To God Be the Glory," No. 341, 
"I Will Sing of Jesus Love," No. 183, 
"At the Cross," No. 163, 
"Burdens are Lifted at Calvary", No. 476
Call to Worship - "As We Come to You in Prayer," No. 691
The Hymn of Praise - "Marching to Zion," No. 422
Congregational Prayer
    after: "Lead Me, Lord", No. 691
Children’s Story
    before and after: "Precious Jewels" (piano only)
Offering Appeal
Scripture Reading
Special Music - "The Holy City," Alex Bezarra, vocal solo
Today’s Message
Closing Hymn - "Holy, Holy is What the Angels Sing," No. 425

Framingham Centre Church
February 16, 2008 

Health Nugget
King's Business
Pastoral Greeting 
    after: "Holy, Holy, Holy,"
No. 661
- "The Lord is in His Holy Temple," No. 692
Call to Worship 

Hymn of Praise - "Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart," No. 27
Prelude to Prayer 
- "Near to the Heart of God," No. 495
Worship in Prayer 

Prayer Response 
- "Near to the Heart of God" (last line only)
Tithes and Offerings

- "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow," No. 694
Children’s Message
    before: "Jesus Loves the Little Children" (piano only)
Children’s Offering - "'Tis Love that Makes Us Happy" (piano only)
Scripture Reading 

Musical Selection - Pamela St. Aimee-Hall, vocal solo
The Word 

Hymn of Dedication - "We Have This Hope," No. 214


Cape Cod SDA Church

February 9, 2008, 10:45 am
Songs of Praise - "I Just Came to Praise the Lord"

- "Spirit of the Lord, Fall on Me"
Call to Worship

Opening Hymn - "As Water to the Thirsty," No. 460


Special Music - Charlie Case, piano solo

Children’s Story

- "Sweet Hour of Prayer," No. 478
Pastoral Prayer

Praise Song
- "We Fall Down"

Closing Hymn
- "Go Forth, Go Forth with Christ," No. 377