A service is a Christian ceremony that has its origins in the Jewish worship.  In the Bible, Jesus gathered with his disciples to share teachings on different occasions,  pray and sing hymns.  In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul of Tarsus mentioned that the main Christian gathering was held on Sunday for service, which is the day of the resurrection of Jesus  and that it should contain praise, teaching (sermon), prayer, offering, and the Lord's Supper.  In Acts of the Apostles, it is mentioned that Christians also met on weekdays for other occasions such as Bible teaching and prayers. 
There are church services at special events such as child dedication, baptism, Christian marriage, ordination or pastoral consecration, during funeral and on Christian holidays such as Christmas. 
In Protestantism, regular service is called worship service and is framed by liturgy (Anglican liturgy, Lutheran liturgy, Presbyterian liturgy).  It takes place in a temple and is headed by a pastor.
In Evangelical Christianity, regular service is called worship service or service and is seen as an act of worship by God in the life of the church. There is no liturgy, the concept of worship is more informal.  It usually consists of two main parts, the praise (Christian music) and the sermon.   The service is led by a pastor.
- Contemporary worship
- Worship service (evangelicalism)
- Church attendance
- Christian liturgy
- Service As Worship
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