yes johnko, its only a part of the entire service. may praise and worship din (praise songs and prayers) but none of the rituals and repetitive and memorized prayers...
And your point would be...?
Protestants have varying formats for their worship services. Depends upon the denomination and/or local church itself.
In our congregation, the sermon takes about 30-40 minutes (it varies, depends upon the topic/preacher); praise and worship @~30 minutes as well. The whole service lasts for 1 and a half hour.
The outdated Catholic and Protestant worship sessions are such a bore. Which is why Christianity is the fastest drying religion.
In our worship sessions we have sex orgies for 30 minutes, we smoke pot for 15 minutes, we eat pizza for 15 minutes, we play xbox games for 15 minutes, we take a nap for 15 minutes. And then we thank God for all these blessings.
Come join our congregation. Its the Roman Cantotlic Church.