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Faithful Friends Nursing Home Ministry

Larry and Sandy Wasserman

"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."
Proverbs 11:25

Preparing a Hymn-Based Sermonette

Familiar Christian Hymns are an ideal subject on which to base a sermonette for a Nursing Home Worship Service.

 Here are some general considerations:

  • Try to keep the length short, preferable in the 5-10 minute range.
  • Keep the message simple and focus just on one or two points.
  • Try to inject some of yourself and your experience.
  • Ask for a response from the residents- get them involved in your presentation.
  • Speak clearly and slowly with enough volume to be heard at the rear of the room.
  • Utilize a short prayer at the beginning, end or both.
 Here are some specific suggestions:

Here are some hymns we have used in the past.


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