Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:30 pm Post subject: SIMPLE STEPS IN DEVELOPING A WORSHIP SERVICE WITH A THEME
1. Prepare yourself through deep total prayer. BE HONEST WITH THE TRINITY.
2. Check with the pastor for his sermon theme if that is the way you two work.
3. NOW, knowing your theme of the service here are three ways to find hymns:
a. Go to the back of the hymnal and the INDEX SECTION.
Look for the word that is your theme. Example we will use, GRACE. Write down all hymns that start with that word.
b. Now, go to the TOPIC INDEX SECTION. Find the word GRACE, and write down any other songs about GRACE.
c. Look at the hymn numbers and where the most hymns are and go to the part of the hymnal and look what is there. You may find another hymn or two.
d. Now, you want
something to the Trinity.
You have the songs you need now pray for God to put them in order.
Most of the time you will want to start with a fast dynamic song. Then when it's time for prayer a slower softer song. After the prayer and song of praise and thanksgiving to the Trinity. And then before the offering a song of commitment.
Now, let's do an example, GRACE.
INDEX ....under the letter "G",
Grace Greater Than Our Sin
TOPICAL..."Christ-grace, love and mercy"
Grace So Amazing
Love Lifted Me
Wonderful Grace of Jesus
SECTION OF HYMNAL...His Grace, Love and Mercy pages 197-212
Jesus Paid It All
Now, in just a few moments you have many songs and you can develop what the Holy Spirit leads you to do for God Almighty!
Here's an example:
Grace Greater Than Our Sin 201
Amazing Grace 202 (Go from one to the other.)
Wonderful Grace of Jesus 198
Love Lifted Me 505
Oh, How I Love Jesus 529
In your own hymnal, write the date you use a song on that page so you don't sing the same songs to ofter.
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