At Cross & Crown we know a “style” or “feel” of worship can be a significant part of connecting with a church home and ministry. Our traditional worship setting celebrates our rich Christian worship heritage and seeks to connect the worshiper to the Lord through historic, traditional forms of Christian worship. While variety is present, this service is grounded in the historic liturgies, hymns and calendar of the Christian church.
Traditional Worship Elements
|Tone is reverent and respectful. A traditional worship service has more structure, uses more traditional hymns closer to their original arrangements, but still on occasion includes a mix of contemporary styles. The history of the church and Lutheran worship is evident.
|Mood would match the service theme for the day, but would tend more to having a contemplative/reflective mood, creating a more sacred, reverent space.
|Main instrument would be organ or piano with enhancements of classical instruments (brass, strings, etc.)
|Use of Christian Worship & Christian Worship Supplement orders of service
|Apostles’ or Nicene
|Midweek Advent & Lent
|Individual organists/keyboardists with other instrument augments.
|Same sermon each service (sensitivity to a 20 minute timing)
|Quiet and reverent – time for prayer and reflection
|Written and scripted in liturgy
|Outside worship area – current practice. Ushers asked to dress in church dress (pants and button down shirt)
|Traditional Distribution – Individual cup.
|Where do singers sing
|Either front or back
|Done by pastor – Greeting of worshipers; introduction of theme
|Gowns & appropriate stoles
|Use of video
|Yes – as needed
|Use of Welcome Cards for visitors
|Tending toward more formal (see ushers) – button down shirt, dress slacks, etc.
|Preacher does whole service