Ministries at First Reformed Church  
Ways to Worship

There are two types of worship services available at First Reformed Church.

Traditional:  This service is geared towards those who wish to praise God in a traditional way.  To best explain what our Traditional service is like, you can look at one of the bulletins available online in the Media Center to see what our most recent services were like.  Use the link at right to access one and view the "Traditional Service" schedule, usually the first page inside the cover of the bulletin.

A traditional service usually follows this format:
  • A prelude, to let the congregation know the service is about to begin
  • A welcome from the pastor
  • Hymms from The Celebration Hymnal
  • A Prayer of Confession, followed by Words of Assurance
  • Special music, either by the Choir or an individual/group
  • A Congregational Prayer
  • A Hymn from The Celebration Hymnal
  • A Children's Sermon (biweekly September - May)
  • The Pastor's Sermon
  • Offertory
  • A Hymn from The Celebration Hymnal
  • A Benediction, followed by a closing song
Contemporary:  This service is geared towards those who wish to praise God in a modern way.  Just like our Traditional service, you can look at one of the bulletins available online in the Media Center to see what our most recent services were like.  Use the link at right to access one and view the "Contemporary Service" schedule, usually the second page inside the cover of the bulletin.

A contemporary service usually follows this format:
  • A song from our Praise Team (Generations), to let the congregation know the service is about to begin
  • A welcome from the pastor
  • More songs from our Praise Team (Generations)
  • A Prayer of Confession, followed by a Congregational Prayer
  • A song from our Praise Team (Generations)
  • A Children's Sermon (biweekly September - May)
  • The Pastor's Sermon
  • Offertory
  • A song from our Praise Team (Generations)
  • A Benediction
Special Services:  Throughout the year we hold special services including but not limited to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday (at a local church in the Sheboygan Falls area after the Good Friday Cross Walk), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (Children's service), and Christmas Day (if not on a Sunday).  The bulletins will provide advance notice of these services, including times, and we'll also post that information here on the web site.