Spring Harvest 2017 Report
Resources and Links
We had a terrific time at Spring Harvest 2017, Minehead 1. We led a team who put together a very creative and meaningful PrayerHouse - you can see pictures and download the "Going on a Prayer Hunt" resources here.
We also hosted and led worship in the Alternative venue. Here is a list of links to resources we used:
- "Jesus is the one who matters" poem by Dave Hopwood.
- "In Christ" images and scriptures loop by Richard Lyall.
- "Christ was Raised" song by Sam Hargreaves.
- "All The Walls That Could Divide Us (He makes us one)" song by Adam Parkes. This became our theme song for the week, it was so right for the "One For All" material and is simply a great song!
- "May they be one" poem/reading by Bob Hartman.
- Sara spoke on this night - you can order the recording from here.
- We used Psalm 145 to structure the evening, and read bits out as we went along.
- "Praise the Lord" poem/shout by Dave Hopwood.
- Bob Hartman performed a piece about the Crowd of Witnesses from his book "Telling the Bible".
- We sang Sam's "We have come to our Father" as part of the response to Rob Parson's talk.
- "In the beginning" prayer by Mark Earey.
- We sang Sam's "Come You Thankful People".
- The "Credal Prayer" available on the Whole Life Worship: Journey Pack.
- Geraldine (Latty) and her husband Carey Luce joined us, improvising a lament around some images of "dehumanised" people with words from Psalm 139, and then segueing into a version of "Beyond Wonder" from their new album, Can You See It?
- Matt Knell from LST spoke brilliantly, and this led naturally onto a reading of part of the St Patrick's Breastplate prayer (set visually by Richard Lyall).
- We began by singing the Jubilate words of "All People That On Earth Do Dwell".
- As the theme was "All nations", we sang a "Hallelujah" from Nigeria and a "Gloria" from Peru (the latter is in the book World Praise). Below is a clip of us playing that one:
- These were wrapped around the Revelation 7 prayer by Sara Hargreaves.
- Our final evening speaker was the wonderful Cathy Madavan. For the response we used the image "Agape" by artist Anita Collier which Cathy had introduced us to - find it on her blog - anitacollier.wordpress.com.
We loved doing the prayers in the morning "Big Start" all age session. On day four we used our "We are One in Christ" poem/prayer, and on day five a new Holy Spirit prayer. It was a blast to work with Bob Hartman, Martha Shrimpton of Nimbus Collective, Saltmine Theatre Company, Springs dancers and Lou Fellingham. Bob provided perhaps the funniest spoof song of modern worship - skip to about 2.30 on the following video to hear it:
We're excited that Spring Harvest will be running across three sites next year, including the new venue of Harrogate. See you next year?