A Traditional Adventist Church Service
The traditional Seventh-day Adventist Church Service has a familiar worship order. Similar to many other Protestant religions, traditional Adventist services tend to follow this organized structure.
The traditional Adventist Church service usually starts out with singing classical hymns, such as Amazing Grace, Old Rugged Cross, and Blessed Assurance. The organ and piano accompany a song leader who stands at the pulpit. They would then Stop about mid way through the song service to give announcements about what has happened during the week, to welcome those who are visiting, and to have a prayer. Then, they usually start out with a prayer request session. They take the mike around to those who decide to share their troubles with the congregation; asking for others to pray for their health or financial troubles. Then as the requests dwindle down a Deacon will step up to the front and offer up a prayer for not only the requests but also for those in the mission fields, for the conference, and for those who have strayed from the faith. Then if a special music is scheduled for that it would be done at this time. After, which an offering is collected to help said missionaries and to be sent to the conference to help those who are there. Then they call the children forward for a story where as the children walk up they collect the money for a lambs offering which goes to the area church school that is affiliated with that particular church. The story is usually about five to ten minutes long, and the children go back to their seats to yet another song. Then there is a responsive reading done by another of the Deacons. The adventist sermons Church service continues when the Pastor gets up to the pulpit and starts the sermon with another prayer then proceeds to preach. The sermon is usually not fire and brimstone in nature but a bit more passive.
Adventist Church services are concluded with the Doxology being sung and a prayer. Then, two Deacons stopping at each row of pews to shake hands with those in attendance as they leave the pews. The attendees are stopped again at the doors to the rear of the Sanctuary to shake hands with the Pastor, and those who had performed the service.