Experiential worship like the one held on Maundy Thursday.Worship events that involve multiple members of the congregation in telling the story, and events that put the congregation close to - if not in - the action.
The opportunities for participation in worship, and the interactive nature of the Lent/Holy Week services were very powerful for me.I was engaged fully in the worship experience.I particularly liked the thoughtful way the worship areas (whether for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, or Good Friday) were prepared; this really set the tone for the service(s) and helped me to engage more deeply into the services.
I like a variety of worship styles, so just about anything that's not the same old same old is good. I like having some things in the FH, in the lobby, and even in the yard! I like the staging and the multi-sensory approach to worship. I like peppy music when it's appropriate, and solemn music when IT'S appropriate. I would like to see more contemporary music, though personally I do not prefer the repetitious kind. I loved the Calypso-beat music on Easter!
I would like to see more fellowship, such as a congregational meal before the Ash Wednesday service.Also an early service (sunrise) on Easter Sunday.
I loved the creativity and drama.
More "skits" or portrayals where church members are included.
quiet meditative experiences
Things respondents would like to see LESS OF:
Just a note here to say that I really didn't have a "least favorite" service but that wasn't an option in this questionnaire.I didn't have any major "issues" with any of the services, but I would be interested in having some different types of music--perhaps some simple Taize-type chants that are easily learned and don't require accompaniment.
I prefer a celebratory worship mode, and so what I like to see less of is old school, uber-church, strict rules, and we've-always-done-it-this-wayness.We need a tutorial for intinction and for how to serve each other communion in a circle.
I don't think there should be less of any thing.I believe there should be more!
we thought it was all worthwhile
Ranking on scale of 1-10
Overall – 8
Use of Worship Space –8.57
Music – 7.79
Drama – 8.07
An excellent series of services.Need to work on polishing what we already do well.
Thank you for helping to make this Lenten journey so powerful and inspiring.
Note on the MT service: I felt awkward not having some kind of bulletin or paper to guide me through the service, even though we had the screen.I don't like to sing songs I don't know extremely well without a hymnal or songbook or songsheet, because I DO follow the music.
I thought the entire week was wonderful.
First of all, I wish there had been a choice such as "not appplicable" to the questions about most meaningful & least favorite services, because I didn't have a least favorite. I enjoyed all of them, but I had to make a choice of one that was least favorite. I would have rather said that I didn't have a "least" favorite!