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OAKLEY INFORMATION FOR LOCAL PREACHERS / VISITING MINISTERS

Service time: 10.30am

Congregation size: 20-25, aged 60+

Children & young people: Very occasionally

Hymn Books: Singing the Faith, Complete Mission Praise, screen in use so any hymns can be displayed

Music: Organ and electronic keyboard

Worship Books: The Methodist Worship Book is available

Worship Leaders: Available if required; can do whatever preacher needs help with

Lectionary expected: No

Congregational involvement: Read lessons, lead intercessions, can do drama, singing, etc with prior notice - very flexible

Intercessions book: Notices' Steward may be aware of needs which can be mentioned in prayers

Lord's Prayer: Traditional, said; also, various versions sung

Contact with preacher: Steward will ring or email, week before, but as much notice as possible please if anything special is needed

Orders of service: 1

Offering: Collection plates by entrances

Consideration for visitors: Always ask congregation to sit or stand as appropriate for hymns/prayers, and explain prayer responses where used

Communion arrangements: At rail, in groups; communion steward assists, prayer of dismissal for each group.  Flexible

Sound system: 3 Radio microphones

Computer: Full audio-visual system available

WiFi and Internet: No

CCLI Licence: 458235

Calamus Licence: A-730885

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