Creating a Custom Service

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There are two ways to plan a service in Christian Worship: Service Builder. The first is to use a holiday already listed in the calendar, like a normal Sunday Service. The second is to create your own custom service on any day you wish.

The steps to plan a normal service are covered in a separate article called “Planning a Service”. A custom service is planned in the same way, but there are a few additional steps. These steps allow you to select a past or future holiday, or to plan a service for an event like a wedding or funeral. Just like a regular service, some readings will be automatically added to the planning view depending on the holiday, if one is selected.

To create a custom service:

  1. From the Calendar View, click on any date on the calendar.
  2. A new modal window will appear where you can select a new date (if needed), a holiday to use as a template, and give the service a name.
  3. Click the “Plan this service” button.
  4. Choose readings, hymns, psalms, the order of service, and any other rites as if you are creating a regular service.