Shabbat is a pleasant, joyous holiday. The tone of the service and d'rosh may reflect this.
We all bring our own style and uniqueness as leaders of the service. As a non-traditional congregation, we welcome each person's perspective. The elements listed below are merely a starting point for your service. Any other additions to the service are at your discretion. Take it and run with it! In total, the service usually lasts no more than one hour.
The Introduction should include:
p. 4: Hinei Ma Tov (song)
pp. 1-7: Approximately 2 additional readings/songs from this section of the siddur
The Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the sabbath) should include:
p. 11: Shalom Aleichem (song)
p. 13: Candle lighting
pp. 16-17: L'cha dodi (song) (the number of verses sung is at the discretion of the leader)
pp. 11-21: Approximately 4 additional readings/songs from this section of the siddur
The Ma'ariv (the evening service) should include:
p. 25 Bar'chu
p. 26 Shema and first paragraph (V'a-hav-ta)
p. 30 V'shamru
pp. 32-33 Chatsi kaddish
pp. 34-41 Amidah (3 versions; read silently)
p. 42 Following the Amida, we generally sing Oseh Shalom, though this is optional.
The d'rosh, or sermon, usually follows the Amida. The d'rosh contains elements of Judaism relevant to the congregation, such as personal experiences, the torah portion, or general thoughts you may have. It typically lasts around ten minutes.
The Concluding Prayers should include:
p. 49 Prayer for the sick (the Mi Sheberach)
pp. 54-55 Aleinu
p. 62 Mourner's Kaddish
pp. 70,72 Either Ein Keloheinu or Adon Olam(songs)
pp. 47-69 Approximately 2 additional readings/songs from the siddur to occur somewhere in this section