What time do you meet for Worship?

Discussion in 'Church Order' started by MLCOPE2, May 17, 2010.

  1. Earlier than 8:00

    0 vote(s)
  2. 8:00

    2 vote(s)
  3. 8:30

    1 vote(s)
  4. 9:00

    10 vote(s)
  5. 9:30

    17 vote(s)
  6. 10:00

    11 vote(s)
  7. 10:30

    16 vote(s)
  8. 11:00

    29 vote(s)
  9. Later than 11:00

    5 vote(s)
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  1. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    We have been meeting at 9:00 am for the last year (approximate) in our new facility, since we had been sharing it. The month of April was our first month without the other church and at that time we began to open dialogue on meeting times. This past Lord's Day the announcement came that the session, having weighed all the suggestions, decided on a 10:00 am meeting time starting next week. I couldn't be happier because getting 6 kids, 4 of which are girls, up and ready and out the door by 8:30 am was trying at times. Now we have a little added prep time, both for our bodies and our hearts, to make the day a little more relaxing and edifying.

    So, when do you meet for worship? Would you like to see it changed to another time? If so, please explain why.

    Check all that apply and only those which you personally attend.
  2. SemperEruditio

    SemperEruditio Puritan Board Junior

    9:45am. We were meeting at 5pm so 9:45 is great! I would prefer 9am but that didn't fly with anyone else.
  3. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    I didn't put the quarter hours to keep the poll from taking most of the page :lol:

    Why did you meet at 5?
  4. Whitefield

    Whitefield Puritan Board Junior

    We have two services. One at 9am and the second at 11am.
  5. raekwon

    raekwon Puritan Board Junior

    11 am for the past year or so. The four years prior, we had been meeting at 6 pm.
  6. SemperEruditio

    SemperEruditio Puritan Board Junior

    The building we were using only had 5pm available. There were services at 9am, 11am, 2pm, and 5pm.
  7. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    The PCA church we've been attending begins morning worship at 0930 with Sunday School afterwards.
    The chapel I will be preaching at has worship at 1100.
  8. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritanboard Amanuensis

    It takes approx. 40 minutes to get to our church from where we live.

    9:00am for Sunday School

    10:00am for Worship
  9. reformedminister

    reformedminister Puritan Board Sophomore

    We have two services: 8:15 a. m. and 10:30 a. m.
  10. Herald

    Herald Administrator Staff Member

    Prayer begins at 0900, Sunday school at 0915, and worship at 1030.
  11. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    9:30 service
    11:00 Sunday school
  12. Guido's Brother

    Guido's Brother Puritan Board Junior

    We have two services, 9:30 & 3:00. I'm quite happy with those times. Gives us ample opportunity for socializing and hospitality (and a nap!) between services.
  13. Andres

    Andres Puritan Board Doctor

    Sunday school at 9:30, Worship at 10:45, Evening service at 6:00.
  14. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    Sunday School - 9:45
    Worship - 11:00

    We also have an 8:30 worship service, but we typically attend the second because of the distance.
  15. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    That sounds like a busy day. What time do you usually retire?
  16. baron

    baron Puritan Board Graduate

    Sunday School - 9:30am

    Worship - 10:30 till around 12:30pm
  17. ac7k

    ac7k Puritan Board Freshman

    We have Sunday School at 9, Worship at 10:30... but we are usually there at 8am to prepare for Sunday school - My wife teaches the 4&5 year olds... I help her with the prep work and then I go to an adult Sunday School class. And then we meet for worship.
  18. Curt

    Curt Puritan Board Graduate

    We have the following schedule:
    8:45am - Sunday School (seasonal)
    9:30am - Prayer meeting
    10am - Morning Worship Service

    5:30pm - Evening prayer for missions
    6pm - Evening Service
  19. jawyman

    jawyman Puritan Board Junior

    At my church we worship at 9:30 and again at 5:30.
  20. BenjaminBurton

    BenjaminBurton Puritan Board Freshman

    We have four services - 9am, 11:15am, 5pm, and 7pm
  21. JonathanHunt

    JonathanHunt Puritan Board Senior

    11am and 6.30pm

    I prefer an earlier afternoon service personally. I would LOVE a service at about 2.30 to 3pm with lunch and fellowship in between.
  22. jambo

    jambo Puritan Board Senior

    11am and 6.30pm

    I notice that there seems quite a difference between the US and UK times for morning services. 11am and 6.30pm are probably the most common times for services over here, although a fair number of churches have their evening service at 7pm. I once attended a church which began at 10.30am which I always thought to be very early.
  23. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Ss 0930
    amw 1100
    pmw 1800
  24. N. Eshelman

    N. Eshelman Puritan Board Senior

    10AM and 2PM

    alternate Lord's Days:

    10AM 6PM

    ---------- Post added at 05:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:05 PM ----------

    I totally lied- 11AM.... mods could you correct this demented pastor's error in the poll?
  25. Berean

    Berean Puritanboard Commissioner

    9:30 am: Morning Worship
    11:05 am: Sunday School
  26. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    SS at 10
    Service at 11
  27. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    Daylight Savings must do a number on you! :lol:

    ---------- Post added at 08:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:44 PM ----------

    That's interesting because 11:00 am was under consideration for our service time but the session thought it too late.
  28. 21st Century Calvinist

    21st Century Calvinist Puritan Board Junior

    Yes, these are indeed the common times for church services in the UK. In the US things generally start earlier in the morning, especially during the week. I am not familiar with any churches in the UK that have an adult Sunday School, but it's fairly common here.
    As much as I hate getting out of bed of a morning I quite like the earlier start time.
  29. Montanablue

    Montanablue Puritan Board Doctor

    11 am with Sunday school at 9:45

    Its really nice for us to have a later starting time since our congregation is very spread out. We've got a number of people who drive an hour or even a bit more. For farming/ranching families, its also necessary for them to do their work before the service, so having it later means they're not sweating to get the necessary things done. I can see the attraction of an earlier service, but I think our time is perfect for our congregation.
  30. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    I usually attend the 9:30 service, with Sunday School at 11:00.

    Yesterday, however, I needed to attend all three services (8, 9:30 and 11), although I was only there for half of the last one.
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