Should the worship service be free or have a certain order? This article focuses on the Reformed order of worship. It first explains the meaning of worship and then looks at the reason for order in worship. The author also discusses the votum and the salutation at the beginning of the worship service.
The order of worship is something whose meaning and significance can be lost on worshippers. By focusing on the meaning of the salutation at the beginning of a worship service, the author shows that understanding the meaning of this can keep worshipers humble and grateful for God’s grace.
In this article the call to worship in the worship service is discussed. The relation of public worship to daily life is also looked at, as well as the liturgy of heaven and earth. Psalm 25:1 and the Sursum Corda are topics that are also examined.
What belongs to the beginning of the worship service? This article mentions typical elements found at the opening of a Reformed church service, and the reasons for them: a votum, salutation from God, and an opening song of praise.