Worship Ideas

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Posted: 25 May 2016 10:55
Bible Refs: Psalm 5:1-8
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 6, Ordinary/Lectionary 11 (Year C)

This is a poetic version of Psalm 5:1-8, setting it in rhyming verses with a repeated chorus. Before using this in worship, be aware that it includes content which comes directly from the psalm but may not reflect the full New Testament picture of God’s love. Consider how you can...

Posted: 25 May 2016 07:17
Media Types: Poetry, creative writing
Bible Refs: Psalm 30, John 1
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 9, Ordinary/Lectionary 14 (Year C)

This poem is based on Psalm 30, but it also reflects the truths of the incarnation of Christ from John 1 and other gospel stories. We particularly like the image of "you take the stones in our shoes and place them in yours". It reminded us of a prayer exercise...

Posted: 18 May 2016 10:17
Themes: Bible, Psalms
Bible Refs: Psalm 16
Written By: Sara Hargreaves
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 8, Ordinary/Lectionary 13 (Year C)

Use this graphic as part of your Scripture reading or as a visual aid to meditation. You may want to ask some questions of your group as you look at the picture, for example: What do you think the woman in the picture is feeling? ...

Posted: 17 May 2016 10:12
Media Types: Powerpoint, Prayer, visuals
Bible Refs: Psalm 5:1-2
Written By: Sara Hargreaves
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 6, Ordinary/Lectionary 11 (Year C)

This is a simple powerpoint slide with Psalm 5:1-2. It could serve many purposes, but I envisage it as a prompt for prayer - perhaps put it up ahead of a silent or open time of intercession, or say it together as a response before and after you have prayed....

Posted: 17 May 2016 08:57
Bible Refs: Gal 5:1
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 8, Ordinary/Lectionary 13 (Year C)

This is a poem/prayer by Dave Hopwood. It expands on the Galatians 5:1 message. We think it could work really well as a responsive prayer the congregation joins in with, so we've provided a PowerPoint version. But you could instead just have someone read the poem. Examples of the PowerPoint slides: For the script and...

Posted: 13 May 2016 08:29
Bible Refs: Psalm 22:19-28
Written By: Sam Hargreaves
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 7, Ordinary/Lectionary 12 (Year C)

We've recently been creating and using these scribble reflection sheets. They can be used in private prayer, or in a small group or even a whole congregation. It could be done in silence, or with instrumental background music. Each person reads the Bible text, and engages with the questions as...

Posted: 12 May 2016 15:53
Media Types: Poetry, creative writing
Bible Refs: 1 Kgs 19:11-13
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 7, Ordinary/Lectionary 12 (Year C)

This is based on the story of Elijah in the cave, when God's voice is heard in the 'sound of silence'. It was also inspired by a seminar given by theologian Paula Gooder Extract from the poem: God in the gaps That still small voice That sheer sound of silence Not in the expected dramatic...

Posted: 04 May 2016 10:53
Media Types: story, creative writing
Bible Refs: Luke 7:11-17
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 5, Ordinary/Lectionary 10 (Year C)

This is a creative re-telling of the raising of the Widow of Nain's son from the dead. The twist is that it comes from the dead boy's perspective, which brings out all sorts of new ideas. It also looks forward to Jesus' resurrection and future hope. This story is available courtesy...

Posted: 04 May 2016 07:42
Media Types: Poetry, creative writing
Bible Refs: Gal 5:15-16
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 6, Ordinary/Lectionary 11 (Year C)

This is a poem based on Galatians 5:15-16. It reminds us of the rich grace of God, and how we cannot work to earn our salvation. Extract from the poem: We have discovered something, a liberating, burden-lifting, life-releasing secret: we are accepted and welcomed by God. Not because of our working hard, doing good deeds, not...

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 11:03
Bible Refs: Psalm 96
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 4, Ordinary/Lectionary 9 (Year C)

Psalm 96 (like 67 which we also recently posted an idea for) reminds us that God is the God ofthe whole earth. Bob's energetic version brings this out with joy. Could be used at the beginning of a service, perhaps with a beat or some rhythmic chords underneath to lead...

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Area 52
Linking Songs - Why and How?
Here is an article we wrote for the Royal School of Church Music's magazine Sunday By Sunday, on Linking Songs and Flow. We also filmed a video to demonstrate the different...
Psalm 5 poem
Bible Refs: Psalm 5:1-8
Reaching Down
Bible Refs: Psalm 30, John 1
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