• Archive: Worship Ideas

Once in Royal David’s City

Jul 25

We’re at Sanctum talking about music in worship. After a conversation about writing Mary’s Lullaby, Ruth Sutherland mentioned her reworking of Once in Royal David’s City to one of the other delegates. I was going to share it in the Sanctum group and discovered it had slipped through the cracks. So here it is. A

The Book of Common Prayer

Oct 12

Last week I discovered the work of Michael Leunig, cartoonist, poet and writer.  I quickly fell down the rabbit hole and became hooked.  FuelledByTea pointed me towards Leunig’s prayers.  The rabbit hole deepened.  At Harvest Festival at Holy Nativity on Sunday we used this one during the service: Dear God, We rejoice and give thanks for earthworms,

The Communion Meal

Sep 19

The communion meal is a service we have held at Holy Nativity for the last three years.  It is a communion service in reverse.  It is a place for all ages to gather together around God’s table, to share bread and wine together, to eat together, to explore the bible together and to pray together. 

Blessed are the Poor

Sep 18

Tonight at Rock Mass we used this Kinetic Typography of Luke 6:20-21.  The service was all about poverty.  If you like it use it.  With the black background you can drop it on top of a different coloured background.  I think that’s what I will do in future.  

Paper Chain Prayers

Dec 24

At the Christmas Rock Mass we prayed for Jesus to bring light into the dark situations around the world and in our lives.  I bought a couple of paper chain making kits from eBay.  With suitable music playing, people wrote their prayers on the back of their links and added them to the chain.  It

Nursery Rhyme Christingle

Dec 23

The Nursery Rhyme Mass is one of the most interesting developments in sacramental ministry with children that I’ve come across.  Fr Simon and other contributors like Mtr Leah have been using familiar tunes to engage the young and old with the sacraments. I haven’t yet had time to be able to incorporate a regular worship