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Sunday Worship Service

Olivet’s worship service is traditional, comfortable, and inspiring. We are a family church, and we include children’s time during the service. We truly believe there are no strangers in God’s house.

At about 9:45, smiles, handshakes, and visiting takes place in the vestibule and sanctuary, and our service starts at 10:00.

Our service format varies slightly from week to week to accomodate special events, such as a Baptism, Dedication, Communion. or special musical presentation. However, in general, our service goes as follows:


Preaching the Word



Children's Message



Children's Message






Prelude
Our pianist, Tammy, prepares us for worship with a beautiful version of her choice.
Welcome and sharing of news
We are a family here at Olivet, and everyone is welcome. Before the formal service starts, any news or announcements that didn't make it into the bulletin are mentioned now.
Invocation and Lord's Prayer
The invocation is a brief, welcoming prayer, followed by a congregational recitation of the Lord's Prayer.
Hymn of Praise
After the Lord's Prayer, we stand and sing our opening hymn. Lee selects hymns each week which highlight the central message of this week's sermon. Our hymns are selected from one of two Hymnals.
Apostles' Creed
Each week the congregation recites the Apostle's Creed.
Gloria Patri
After the Assurance of Pardon, our congregation sings the words to Gloria Patri:
“Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.”
Children's Message
Every Sunday, a different member of the congregation sits on the steps up front with the kids giving them a brief message for everyone to enjoy. After this message, the children may go downstairs to Sunday School if they want.
Quiet Meditation
A brief musical interlude lasting a couple of minutes gives us time to privately reflect and prepare ourselves for today's Word.
Pastoral Prayer and Choral Response
Tithes and Offerings
Your gifts allow Olivet to continue to do God's work, spreading His message.
Offertory Anthem
Our choir offers a beautiful song each week.
Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
Hymn of Preparation
We stand and sing our second hymn.
Scripture Reading
Each week, Lee will read selected passages that set the theme for today's sermon. Lee reads from the NIV Bible Version.
Sermon
Lee's sermon always supports the chosen scripture reading, and the message, while being down-to-earth with bits of history, personal experience, and biblical wisdom, strikes a chord with all parishioners.
Hymn of Response
We stand and sing our closing hymn.
Benediction
Lee gives us our prayer.
Congregational Response
As Lee leaves the pulpit to move to the vestibule, we sing our response to the Benediction:
“Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia”
Postlude
Our pianist will play another beautiful selection as we leave the sanctuary. If you like, please take this opportunity to meet Lee, who will be in the vestibule during this time.