Church service finds niche between traditional and contemporary worship

Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 9:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:17 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 26, 2012

COLUMBIA­ — It's a few minutes after 5 p.m., but the band is still warming up. The audience sits in relative silence, awaiting the opening notes of this week’s first song, which remains a mystery. Soon, the small acoustic band in the sanctuary at the Olivet Christian Church begins playing Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave."