This is a liturgy we used at the beginning of Youthwork the conference.  It is a leader/response format, and the themes are taken from the opening of John's gospel and and a couple of other sayings of Jesus.  It would work towards the beginning of a meeting.



Leader:     In the beginning was the Word.  Spoken.  Creating the world.
All:        Jesus; you are the Word of God.

Leader:     The Word gives life.  That life is light.
All:         Jesus; the darkness cannot put out your light.

Leader:     At the beginning of our time: Speak.  Shake our worlds.
All:         Jesus; we’re hungry for your words of life.

Leader:     We cannot live by food alone,
All:         we wait on the words that come from the mouth of God.

Leader:     The Word became flesh and blood
All:        and moved in to our neighbourhood.

Leader:     It’s time for us to put flesh on your word
All:         That we might be your hands and feet, in our homes, jobs and streets.

Leader:     We will worship the Lord and serve him only.
All:         We will let our light shine in the darkness:

Leader:     That the world might see, and be transformed
All:         And praise our Father in heaven.  Amen.


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