Sunday Worship Service
Olivets worship service is traditional, comfortable, and inspiring. We are a family church, and we include childrens time
during the service. We truly believe there are no strangers in Gods 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
Our pianist, Tammy, prepares us for worship with a beautiful version of her choice.
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.
The invocation is a brief, welcoming prayer, followed by a congregational recitation of the
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
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
world without end. Amen. Amen.”
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.
A brief musical interlude lasting a couple of minutes gives us time to privately reflect and prepare ourselves for today's Word.
Your gifts allow Olivet to continue to do God's work, spreading His message.
Our choir offers a beautiful song each week.
We stand and sing our second hymn.
Each week, Lee will read selected passages that set the theme for today's sermon. Lee reads from the NIV Bible Version.
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.
We stand and sing our closing hymn.
As Lee leaves the pulpit to move to the vestibule, we sing our response to the Benediction:
“Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia”
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.