Ten Service Plans for Contemporary Worship

These ten service plans are an expansion of the popular column "Notes from the LOFT," written by Ron Rienstra and published in the quarterly journal, Reformed Worship.

Ron Rienstra
Faith Alive, 2002
Worship Planning and Leading

This book provided complete plans for thematically integrated services, including theme, Scripture, outline, prayers, transition suggestions, and song notes. The themes include:

  • Are You Listening? (1 Samuel 3; Psalm 95)
  • Baptism: Called to Belong to Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1-8)
  • For All the Saints (Hebrews 12:1-3)
  • Singing the Church Year (Matthew 28:1-6)
  • Advent: A Time to Be Silent (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b)
  • Epiphany: Luminescence (Philippians 2:12-18)
  • Lent: Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35)
  • Easter (one of the gospel resurrection texts or 1 Corinthians 15)
  • Unless You Become Like Little Children (Matthew 18:1-4; 1 Corinthians 13:11; various Scripture stories)
  • Lord's Supper: Abiding and Feasting on Love (John 15:1-17)

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