Liturgy for June 9, 2013

Come, join us as we worship a holy and gracious God with reverence and joy! * Those who are able, please stand. Download PDF liturgy God Speaks People Respond ENTERING INTO WORSHIP * Call to … [Read more...]

Ten Reasons Why We Don’t Have Testimonies in Worship

  Read companion article: "Why We Don't Have Altar Calls in Our Church" The recent appearance of Nick Vujicic at a Manila megachurch brought again to the forefront the power of a testimony to draw big, adoring … [Read more...]

Liturgy for May 19, 2013

Come, join us as we worship a holy and gracious God with reverence and joy! * Those who are able, please stand. Download PDF liturgy God Speaks People Respond ENTERING INTO WORSHIP * Call to Worship: … [Read more...]

Why Do We Have Bibles, Hymnals, Printed Liturgies and Other Obsolete Stuff?

Our church is an endangered species. Whereas in most evangelical churches, printed media has all but disappeared, we still use printed Bibles in our Scripture readings and prayers, Psalter Hymnals for singing and reading … [Read more...]

Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers Part 3

Prayers Surrounding Scripture Readings and Sermon * Words Before Scripture Readings The following are examples of simple phrases to announce the specific text: The Word of the Lord from... A reading from the book … [Read more...]

Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers Part 2

  "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to THE breaking of bread and THE prayers" (Acts 2:42). The Pastoral Prayer (approved 9/30/05) Approved by the Liturgical Forms and … [Read more...]

Why Does Your Church Sing Such Old Songs?

I'm sure this is what most visitors are itching to ask us as soon as we sing our first Psalm of praise in our Lord's Day worship service. Although we sing some of the great hymns of the church, we prefer to sing Psalms … [Read more...]

Pastor Nollie is wearing a pulpit gown!

Today, in Pasig Covenant Reformed Church, for the first time as a pastor, I wore a pulpit gown. As I entered the worship place this afternoon, many were smiling, or surprised, or maybe didn't know how to react. I've been … [Read more...]

Liturgy for Good Friday Tenebrae Service, March 29, 2013

  That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and … [Read more...]

Liturgy for March 10, 2013

Download PDF liturgy “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given … [Read more...]