I believe that the public proclamation of scripture can be the most powerful and transformative experience of a corporate worship service. I think it is sad that the art of public proclamation of the scriptures has been so lost in so many evangelical and Protestant churches.
At the last church I served at, we worked hard to bring creativity and focus to this aspect of the service. Too often we see the reading of the scripture as a footnote to the sermon; bt really it is the other way around. The proclamation of the scriptures is primary and the sermon is simply commentary and application.
Check this video out of the proclamation of Psalm 25… it is powerful!