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Bible Refs: John 1:43-51, John 3:1-8, John 4:5-26, John 12:1-8
Written By: Sam Hargreaves

This video was made for the Methodist 3Generate youth conference. We were running a range of different worship celebrations, and wanted all of them to engage with the idea of meeting Jesus "face to face". So we made a video around four encounters - with Nathanael, Nicodemus, the Woman at...

Themes: outdoor, Jesus
Bible Refs: John 1:43-51, John 3:1-8, John 4:5-26, John 12:1-8
Written By: Sara Hargreaves

I created these prayer stations for the Methodist 3Generate youth conference in November 2016. The challenge was to encourage around 150 young people to engage with Jesus in a worshipful way, outdoors! I created 9 stations, plus some "waiting" activities, but you could easily cut this down and just use some...

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 16:49
Media Types: Prayer, Psalm, Liturgy
Bible Refs: Psalm 119:1-8
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)

The lofty aims of Psalm 119 can seem way out of our ability to achieve. Dave has interspersed the first section with lines of a confession prayer. It could be led from the front - perhaps with the congregation reading the scripture whilst a leader says the in-between lines. Or it could...

Posted: 06 Jan 2017 11:32
Bible Refs: Luke 2:22-40
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Presentation of The Lord (Year A)

A creative retelling of the story where Jesus is presented by his parents at the temple, and noticed by Simeon and Anna. Extract from the text: They shuffle out of the darkness, she is a little older than him, but their eyes are equally wide. They look around, expecting the bustling place to...

Posted: 06 Jan 2017 11:24
Media Types: Poetry, creative writing
Bible Refs: Isa 9:1-2, Psalm 27:1, John 1:5
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)

A poem reflecting on the nature of God's light, coming in the incarnation of Jesus. Extract from the poem: The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not understood it. Not comprehended, not grasped the full meaning of the light of God brought close in his Son. The light shines on and the darkness...

Posted: 14 Dec 2016 11:12
Bible Refs: Matt 5:1-12
Written By: Timo Scharnowski
Lectionary Weeks: Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)

This interactive, spoken liturgy is inspired by an idea from the Wild Goose Worship Group. It could be used at the beginning of a service, after a reading of the Beatitudes or at the beginning of a sermon on this passage. The fact that the congregation decides what the correct...

Posted: 14 Dec 2016 10:34
Bible Refs: Matt 3:13-17
Written By: Bob Hartman
Lectionary Weeks: Baptism of the Lord (Year A)

This is a very simple but effective way to read the story of Jesus' baptism, involving rhyming words and actions. Extract from the script: When the time came for Jesus to be baptised, he traveled from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptised by his cousin John. BUT JOHN RESISTS (make pushing...

Bible Refs: John 1:29-51
Written By: Dave Hopwood
Lectionary Weeks: Second Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)

This is a dialogue version of the Bible passage about the calling of the first disciples. It begins with John the Baptist, and then continues with Peter, Andrew, Simon and Nathanael. A kind of simple dramatisation of the Bible reading, with no need to learn the words. You could cut...

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 12:45
Bible Refs: Matt 2:16-18
Written By: Sunil Chandy
Lectionary Weeks: Epiphany of the Lord (Year A), Epiphany of the Lord (Year B), Epiphany of the Lord (Year C)

This bluesy lament reflects the dissonant aspect of the Christmas season - the "massacre of the innocents" ordered by Herod (Matt 2:16-18). This is traditionally reflected upon on the 28th December, but you could also include it on Epiphany (when the set reading focuses more on the Wise Men). Sunil's recording...

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 12:28
Media Types: Bible reading
Bible Refs: Isa 58:1-9
Written By: Amy Robinson
Lectionary Weeks: Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)

This requires six willing volunteers. It is not essential to brief them beforehand, but it would be useful - and if they have rehearsed their positions and don’t need arranging by the reader, the effect will be even better! It also needs a reader to act as Isaiah, reading the words...

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Another Arrival
Bible Refs: Matt 1:19, Matt 2:3-18, John 1:11-12, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:34-35, Isa 40:1, Rev 21:1-4
SPOILER ALERT - contains major plot spoilers for the film Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve 2016). Arrival is one of those movies that stays with you. Amy Adams’ wonderful performance as Louise...
Face to Face with Jesus - video Bible reading
Bible Refs: John 1:43-51, John 3:1-8, John 4:5-26, John 12:1-8
Face to Face with Jesus Outdoors - prayer stations
Themes: outdoor, Jesus
Bible Refs: John 1:43-51, John 3:1-8, John 4:5-26, John 12:1-8
Psalm 119 - A Confession
Bible Refs: Psalm 119:1-8
FINALIST: 2011 Christian New Media Awards
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