I play piano and lead singing for a small Protestant church (Evangelical Covenant).
Here’s a typical worship service:
Prelude (me, usually playing a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary P and W).
Welcome and Announcements by the President of the Church Council, or a substitute if she isn’t there.
Opening Hymn (me) and Congregation, and they sing!
Pastoral Prayer–the members will be asked to share any prayer requests (the word “intentions” is never used, and I had never heard this term used until we started attending Catholic churches).
Offering, and I play an Offertory.
Doxology (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow)
Special Music–usually me, but I invite soloists in whenever I can
Hymn–me and the congregation–I try to select a hymn that will get the people’s hearts prepared for the sermon.
Sermon–usually around a half hour
Closing hymn–me and the congregation
Postlude (me, usually a gospel hymn, or one of the great CCM songs from the 1960s, 70s, or 80s.)
Communion is done once a month–I play quietly while the people filed forward and take their cube of white bread and their little plastic cup of grape juice. (Never wine–the church teaches abstinence from alcohol, which is also what I grew up with in my Baptist church, so it doesn’t bother me at all.) Communion is purely symbolic in the Covenant (and all Evangelical Protestant) denominations, as is Baptism. There are no sacraments in these churches, only 2 “ordinances,” (Communion and Baptism).