Preachers' Information

Information for Leading Worship at The King’s Way Church, Ossett

We look forward to welcoming you to lead worship at The King’s Way Church in the near future. The Church is an active Methodist and United Reformed Church LEP. Here is some information that we hope you will find useful in your preparation for the service.

Finding Us
The Church building is located close to the town centre of Ossett on Wesley Street, Ossett, WF5 8ET. Parking is in the Church Car Park. (see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk/The King’s Way/Location Map)

Resources Available:

  • Hymn books: Singing the Faith, Rejoice & Sing, Songs of Fellowship (vol. 1)
  • (also Mission Praise (1990 edition), but only 35 copies)
  • Methodist Worship Book (and six copies of illustrated communion services)
  • Good News Bibles in congregation seats
  • Copyright number CCL 426786
  • Audio–Visual System (see ‘Audio-Visual System’ below)
  • 2 x clip on microphone, 2 x wireless handheld microphone, (also some wired microphones if not in use by the music group)


Contacts

  • You will be contacted by the Choir Secretary, Susan Hayes, in the week preceding your service to request your Hymns/Songs and Bible Readings (if you wish members of the congregation to do bible readings). Please let Susan have this information in time for choir practice at 6.30pm on Thursday. (contact details are in the Circuit Directory and in the information letter you received from the church)
  • If you wish to discuss anything else apart from hymns & music in the service please contact one of the Worship Stewards. Contact details for the Worship Stewards are in the Circuit Directory and in the information letter you received from the church..
  • The church has a telephone on the premises for contact in emergencies (01924 280429)


Worship Leaders

  • We have Worship Leaders who are happy to assist you in the planning or presentation of worship should you wish to use them. Please contact them at least two weeks in advance (details are in the Circuit Plan).


Morning Worship 10.30am (when not All Age)

  • The number of adults attending worship is usually between 70 and 100.
  • The singing is accompanied by the organ.
  • We usually sing an introit. Please feel free to choose an introit, ask the choir to choose one, or not have one.
  • There are usually 4 or 5 children present varying in age from 3 to 10. (see ‘Children in Worship’ below)
  • Holy Communion usually takes place on the 3rd Sunday morning in the month. (see ‘Holy Communion’ below)
  • The service begins with a Church Steward welcoming the congregation and inviting them to be quiet while the preachers and Steward pray in the vestry. The preacher follows the Bible in and the congregation stand as the Bible is brought in. The introit is sung and the preacher continues with the worship.
  • At the end of worship coffee & tea are served in the worship area.


Evening Worship 6pm

  • The number of adults attending worship is usually between 20 and 30.
  • The singing is accompanied by the organ or piano.
  • We usually sing an introit. Please feel free to choose an introit, ask the choir to choose one, or not have one.
  • Holy Communion usually takes place on the first Sunday evening in the month. (see ‘Holy Communion’ below)





Children in Worship

  • When the service is not All Age, the normal practice is for the children to be in at the start of worship, leave for Junior Church at a suitable point (usually just before or just after your second hymn), and return at the end of worship, usually during the offering or in the hymn preceding Holy Communion.
  • When in worship, the Junior Church and Crèche children usually sit in the family area at the back of church. If you are engaging with the children can you please go to the family area with one of the handheld microphones, or invite the children forward.
  • If possible can you have some element of worship early on that the children can relate to such as a suitable prayer or hymn, or short talk? Various percussion instruments are available if you wish to use them.
  • As the children leave to go to Junior Church they come to the front and say ‘The Lord be with you’ and the congregation respond ‘And also with you’. Crèche children usually remain in the family area.
  • When the children return at the end of worship they may want to tell the congregation what they have been doing if that is convenient. It may be useful to find out about this before the worship starts.


All Age Morning Worship 10.30am

  • The number of adults attending worship is usually between 70 and 100.
  • The number of children and young people attending worship can vary between 15 and 40 from the Junior Church, Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. They range in age from 3 to 16, though are mainly primary school age.
  • The singing is accompanied by the Church Music Group. If possible can the choice of songs be available two weeks in advance so that music can be prepared for the music group. Various percussion instruments are available if you wish to have them distributed to the congregation.
  • All Age Worship is usually a Parade Service and flags are received by the preacher in the first hymn from the uniformed organisations. A leader from the uniformed organisations assists in receiving the flags. The flags are returned during the final hymn.
  • Children from the uniformed organisations are happy to participate in worship with readings etc., provided they have a few weeks notice. Please contact a Church Steward if you would like to discuss this.
  • Usually the hymns and songs are projected during this service. (see ‘Audio-Visual system’ below)
  • The service begins with a Church Steward welcoming the congregation and inviting them to be quiet while the preacher and Church Steward pray in the vestry. The preacher follows the Bible in and all stand as the Bible is brought in. The first song is sung, flags are received, and the preacher continues with the worship.
  • At the end of worship coffee & tea are served in the worship area.


Audio-Visual System

  • The Church has facilities to project from a computer or DVD onto an overhead screen and play CDs.
  • If you would like to use the computer projection system please do it in one of these ways:
  • A church operator can produce and run a presentation for you. Please contact a Church Steward 3 weeks in advance (preferably with a rough idea of what you want) and a church operator will email you for details.
  • If you want to produce your own PowerPoint presentation for use on Church Computer please bring it with you on a USB stick. Please contact a Church Steward in the week before worship regarding this. The Church Computer uses Windows 7 and PowerPoint 2010.
  • You can use your own laptop to connect to the projector. Your laptop can be connected at the back of the worship area with visual and sound or your laptop can be connected next to the Pulpit, but only visual without sound is possible. Our system uses standard VGA external monitor connector for visual and 3.5mm stereo jack plug for sound. Please contact a Church Steward in the week before worship about this.


Holy Communion

  • We usually alternate the style in which people receive the elements of Holy Communion each month
  • The congregation come to the front to receive the elements in January, March, May, July , September, November
  • The congregation remain in their seats and are served by Church Stewards in February, April, June, August, October, December
  • If you would like further information or would like to lead Holy Communion in a different way, please contact one of the Church Stewards.
  • When children are present they come to the front and receive a blessing or the elements depending on the guidance of the parents/carers with them.