Sample Order of Worship

We worship in a more traditional way at Zion. We do not have rock bands, movie screens, light shows, or theater seating. Rather we sing the classic hymns of the Christian faith from a hymn book. We follow a historic Protestant liturgy that includes responsive readings, reciting the Apostle’s Creed, singing the Gloria Patri, praying the Lord’s Prayer, and observing the Christian calendar. Our Pastor wears a pulpit robe and we strive to emphasize reverence in God’s presence. The Bible is read in every service and a sermon based directly on the Bible is offered. Communion is served throughout the year. We observe Communion by coming forward and being served by the Pastor. 

August 19, 2018 – 13th Sunday After Pentecost

Organ Prelude and Service of Acolytes

Greetings and Announcements

Opening Hymn: “How Great Thou Art”                                                    

 *Call to Worship – Psalm 86:3,5

(Minister) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

(Congregation) Amen.

(Minister) Be merciful to me, O Lord,

(Congregation) For I cry to you all day long.

(Minister) For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,

(Congregation) And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.   

 *Prayer of Invocation

 *Apostle’s Creed (Unison)

*Gloria Patri

*Greet One Another in Peace

Special Music

Prayer Requests/Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer:  

Prayer Response: “Hear Our Prayer O Lord”                                      

*Hymn: “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”                                             

Children’s Time (Children dismissed for Sunday School)

Scripture Lesson: Exodus 20:15-17

Minister:  This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation:  Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Honesty, Truthfulness, and Contentment

The Service of Giving


*Doxology: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”                 

 *Offertory Prayer

 *Pastoral Benediction

 *Hymn: “Living for Jesus”                                                                           


Depart and Serve the Lord with Gladness!

*Indicates when the Congregation would please stand as you are able.