The Gathering

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The gathering allows the people to take their seats and ready themselves for worship. Gathering is used to signal the congregation that their attention should begin moving from each other to the worship leaders.

Establish a normative pattern of gathering that can become a familiar signal to the congregation. In some churches where no processional is held, the pastors enter the sanctuary and kneel to pray, indicating that worship has begun. In other places, the worship team begins by playing...


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