Somewhere this morning worshipers will arrive in horse-drawn buggies. The men will be wearing dark trousers, straight-cut coats, and broad-brimmed straw hats. The women will be wearing modest dresses with long sleeves and full skirts, a cape and an apron, and their hair will be in a bun covered w bonnet or white prayer cap. They won't have on any makeup.
This Amish worship service will last 3 hours: The liturgy will be in High German, even though the congregation is meeting in the middle of the U.S. The service will start with hymns, sung without accompaniment, and very slowly (some can take 20 minutes). The 2nd hymn will always the Loblied, sung in German.
There will be 2 or 3 sermons!
That's a long service, but at least no cell phones will go off, and there wouldn't be any sound system problems! (Since, of course, the Amish don't believe in such modern conveniences.)
A shared meal follows the service.
Reference: BBC on the Internet, www.bbc.co.uk/religion