Mormon Sunday Services
The Sabbath Day in Mormonism
Regular Mormon worship takes place on Sundays in buildings called churches or chapels. Unlike Mormon temples, visitors are always welcome to attend these services.
The dress code is generally formal - dresses or skirts are considered appropriate for women, while men generally wear dress slacks and dress shirts, usually with a tie.
The service begins with hymns and prayers, followed by the Sacrament Meeting, the main part of a Mormon service. This lasts a little over an hour and involves the whole community together. During the service the members receive a sacramental communion of bread and water, during which they remember the Last Supper, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and their own baptismal promises to serve the Lord and keep his commandments. Visitors should pass the bread and water along without partaking.
A Mormon service also includes several short talks or sermons given by members of the congregation (ranging in age from young to old) chosen by the bishop. These talks range from quite formal doctrinal lectures to more informal chats about the application of faith to family life. After the main service are two more hours' worth of meetings and Sunday education - visitors can either join these or leave after the first meeting.
- "What to expect at Sunday meetings." Mormon.org.
- "How to Attend a Mormon Service if You're Not Mormon." eHow.com.
- Worship with us - Mormon.org