WORSHIP COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
The Worship Committee assists the Session in fulfilling the requirements of the Book of Order,
G-10.0102 d. and the Directory for Worship 2-1.4004 e-j:
- "To provide for the worship of the people of God, including the preaching of the Word, the sharing of the sacraments, and for the music program, in keeping with the principles in the Directory for Worship, and to appeal to the presbytery for a duly trained and authorized elder under the provisions of G-11.0103 in those extenuating circumstances where an ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament is not available to meet the needs for the administration of the Lord's Supper" (G-10-0102 d);
- "To oversee and approve all public worship in the life of the particular church with the exception of those responsibilities delegated to the pastor alone" (W-1.04004 e);
- "To determine occasions, days, times, and places for worship." (W- 1.4004 f.).
- "To be responsible for the space where worship is conducted, including its arrangement and furnishings, for the use of special appointments such as flowers, candles, banners, paraments, and other objects or art, for the overall program of music and others arts in the church, for those who lead worship through music, drama, dance and other arts." (W-1.4004 g.h.i.j.).
The Worship Committee shall consist of not less than three members. The Moderator must be an elder on the Session, with a co-moderator elected from the committee. Members of this committee shall be approved at the January Session meeting. The pastor is an ex officio member of the committee. The Committee should meet regularly.
The Worship Committee is charged with the following responsibilities:
- To recommend to the Session changes in established policy concerning worship ("Worship Policy" approved 2/24/1987);
- To provide for the Worship of God as mandated in the "Directory for Worship," of the Book of Order;
- To oversee worship in all its parts;
- To preserve the responsibilities of the pastor, as detailed in the Directory for Worship (W.1.4005), namely,
the selection of Scripture lessons to be read,
the preparation and preaching of the sermon or exposition of the Word,
the prayers offered on behalf of the people and those prepared for the use of the
people in worship,
the music to be sung,
the use of drama, dance, and other art forms.
|First Presbyterian Church Mabank
(Revised May19, 2019) (05/19/2019 approved by Session)