A blended service incorporates the best from contemporary services and traditional services. At Maplewood United Methodist we include a wide range of music, from traditional hymns, to contemporary praise songs.  Songs are sometimes accompanied by an organ, a piano or a praise band. Words to the hymns, scriptures and prayers are projected softly at the front of the church.  We read from traditional and non-traditional translations of the Bible. Some of our services follow a standard format. Others are more unusual or interactive. Our hope is that each person will go away having had an experience of God during the worship service.