Archives August 2013

Greenbelt 2013 Pictures

Pictures by Mark Louden, Adam Buillivant & Bryony Taylor

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What fun we had!


Greenbelt 2013

For us, this was a good Greenbelt: the weather was much kinder than last year and the team was on form: co-ordinated, functional, friendly and a lot of fun: Lou, Liam, Emma, JJ, Jack, Vickie, Elizabeth and Bryony and I worked really well together to deliver five acts of worship. We didn’t take any pictures ourselves, and only a limited number have come our way so far but when I get more in, I will add them to this post.

So this post is a mixture of reflection on what we did and what I saw.

Blessed at Greenbelt 2013

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1. Nursery Rhyme Mass

We filled the Aspire venue: nearly 450 individuals – including a large number of young people joined us for a wonderfully informal celebration of the Mass set to nursery rhymes.

The sight of hundreds of young people sharing the sacraments, and knowing that what they were doing was special (more than many adults in my experience) gives me great hope. The singing was strong and lively and most of the rhymes fitted. I believe the nursery rhyme mass to be an evolving thing and seek newer and better rhymes. Forgot to add gluten free wafers. Ooops. Sorry.

In practical terms, 15 mins to get in and set up a venue was not much time but my team were wonderfully efficient and all played their part. It involves a lot of scrabbling around but everything has its place. I led the Eucharist with little assembly-style links and taught some sacramental theology on the way.

Feedback was really positive:

Jo BM @Twurchsteward : nursery rhymes (which even my belligerent 7yo agreed was ace)
Murray Wilkinson @Murrage: @frsimon nursery rhyme mass = genius, just genius #gbhighlight #GB40
and…

“Just a note to say how much my family enjoyed Blessed’s Nursery Rhyme mass at this year’s Greenbelt Festival. My two boys (4 & 6) had a thoroughly good time, and really marvelled at the opportunity to receive communion. As both an Ordinand (with SWMTC) and a Primary School Teacher, it also gave me lots to think about.  Indeed, I ended up buying your ‘Alternative Sacramental Worship’ book, as well as will be downloading thenursery rhyme liturgy. Thank you.”

Although when one colleague commended the liturgy online it provoked a typical storm of backlash from some Romans, who only seem to be able to approach the sacraments with po-faced disapproval. The Eucharist is at the very heart of my being, but it is not Defeat which draws me to it, but Victory – the sacrifice of the mass is not sad because Jesus died, but joy in the triumph of the Resurrection and His presence with us in broken bread and wine outpoured. This worship is not therefore as they might see it a mockery of the Church but a celebration of all that it gives to all ages. I’m with Pope Francis on this, not Pope Emeritus Benedict and they should lighten up.

For everyone else, it was just what Greenbelt was about: fun and prayerful. Praise God!

2. Blessed Big Top Big Bash

We didn’t get much time between the end of the NRM and the Big Top gig. As a diabetic, lunch is non-negotiable so by the time we had a sandwich it was time to be at the Big Top. We only had 30 mins get in and as we arrived the previous stage was not yet struck. Cue more franticness and a team working well together. My stress was the need to find a new phone battery from my bag. The WiFi link between the laptop and the tablet is essential, as I have taken to using Splashtop to provide an altar monitor: no wires, no fuss but with no WiFi, it doesn’t work. A colleague calmed me down in just the right way and when the Bowie Diamond Dogs video started and Metanoia kicked in with an Aerosmith song the adrenaline was on.

Blessed Big Top Bash Greenbelt 2013

The liturgy was really good, with a dozen concelebrants, and a Big Top with 700 people in it, who got it (with one exception – a man who seeming hated everything at the festival this year). The band were on form: Ruth wrote this amazing Mass Setting especially for the worship, and even though I messed up the beginning, it was a wonderful setting. I hope they’ll use it elsewhere and further in their Rock Masses, which I hope to come up and celebrate sometime soon.

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Knotty Intercessions were a highlight – when we did them live at Walsingham, the bits of cloth all linked together like a messy spider’s web, but for Greenbelt the OCD-ness of the congregation came out and there was a massive single strand of prayer. One person said “I didn’t want to add my strip because they had my prayers on, but when I saw another piece just like mine in the line, I knew I had to given them up!” Just like our own prayers, I suppose. I just kept pulling it and it went on and on. In the end, I started improvising more lines about our prayers being linked: a common thread. The best we’ve done in the intercessions I think, and of course, tribute goes to the person who had the original idea: my youngest daughter Zoe.

The Penitential rite was in the middle, because it moved us from dystopia to utopia and used my favourite gimmick: the flash paper.

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What else needs to be said about what God does with our sin?

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No end of positive feedback for this one:
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Sisters of Bethany @bethanysister : @frsimon @Metanoiauk thank you for making our first visit to Greenbelt so rich. Loved the Blessed Mass. God bless!
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3. Worship Pageant
Finish the Mass by holding before the people the Blessed Sacrament, before starting the Procession
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And then procession with our canopy…
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Onto the MainStage for a good combination of all different kinds of worship and spirituality, ending with me giving Benediction from the mainstage. It was clear that if you didn’t know this was a monstrance, you’d just think it was a kind of Cross, so no-one was offended and many were blessed, even those who didn’t realise it.
4. Social Media Worship
Analysis of this will take a whole separate post, but suffice to say, this was a real venture into the unknown. Would it work? Who knew. On balance I think it did, and we learnt loads. You will never know until you try it. We took up residence in the Contributors with a load of tablets and a laptop connected to my 3G phone (because the Greenbelt people didn’t want to play) which worked well.
It brought some amusing responses:
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In its own way, it worked. We enjoyed doing it, and we will have another go building on this soon. A fuller exploration of this to follow.
5. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
A real contrast to everything else. They said “can you do something catholic and contemplative?” I replied “We could get Jesus out for an hour and have Holy Hour…” The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, surrounded by tealights and in complete silence. This was prayerfully powerful.
“What happens?” asked someone “Nothing, just prayer” whispered Fr. E.
The sacrament had been consecrated the night before at the liturgically powerful, wonderfully celebrated but fearfully badly organised Goth Eucharist. Fr Robb and Fr Edward knew what they were on, and should be given a greater role in making the Goth Eucharist happen: they are natural liturgists and excellent celebrants. I cannot say the same for all the clergy there. The liturgy was, however, excellent, beyond excellent: poetic and powerful, but needs the guiding hand of a liturgist to make it both authentic and valid.
In the presence of the Lord, an extrovert often has problems with the nothingness, but this time my prayers soared and it was invigorating. I was taken aback by this.

Other things in the Festival

I go to Greenbelt for worship, and find the other things (comedy, music, spoken word) a bonus. I go to the worship to be stimulated, challenged and above all to steal good ideas.
Worship Highlights for me included:
  • Holy Ground – who used an early experiment by me in Kinetic Typography. A really good exploration of sheltering from the Storm in Christ
  • Goth Eucharist – mentioned previously. I would have prefered more band than nChant, but that’s my personal preference. Fr Edward even did an impromptu baptism as everyone else renewed their promises, and because he did so, I know there will be proper follow up, post baptismal care and documentation of that.
  • Les Mis Mass – normally I am very vocal in my aversion to Les Miserables but I have to admit this really worked. Carol’s idea really came off and she should be congratulated for that. Fr J celebrates beautifully.
  • U2Charist – which suffered from technical issues with the screen but was musically awesome (Metanoia again!)
  • Meeting Susan Sayers – what an inspiration this lady is: recovering from a stroke and yet still sitting on the floor with children, using simple ideas for worship and engagement with God.
  • Beer and Hymns. The idea is to drink some beer and sing some hymns. Nuff Said.

Beer and Hymns 2013

 

The other highlights was encountering and chatting to many good people, too numerous to mention, but I learnt a lot from you this year (especially you, Fr E!). The Jesus Arms is where many of this took place and over a beer seems to be the best place to engage with theology, I think.

I don’t do much music, but as I passed the Roots open mic, I heard a good number of good performances and a couple of really dodgy ones. I also enjoyed StylusBoy at Last Orders and Maia at the Performance Cafe, both of which were for me, happy accidents.
Comedy is always enjoyable, but Last Orders suffered from what I felt was excessive length on the first night and tiredness from me, which meant I didn’t ‘get’ Barbara Nice, whom everyone else in the world considers to be hilarious. Maybe next time.
The greatest find was the spoken word strand, and the event in the Big Top brought new poetry into my consciousness. I was hugely moved by poems on Palestine by Rafeef Ziadah and the one long poem by Josh Idehen ‘Dad Poem” on his Father brought me to tears: a moving account which as both Father and Son spoke deeply to me. It was topped by Harry Baker’s awful puns and his excellent “Popup Paper People” Modern poetry is a thriving artform and something which I should explore further.
My weekend seemed to be based in the Jesus Arms and I especially enjoyed the Barnsey and the Piston Broke.
The weather was good, the team excellent, the tone of the Festival good. It was a great weekend. Thanks be to God.

Blessed Big Bash – Greenbelt 2013 in the Big Top

Theme: Dystopia/Utopia

Gathering:

Video: David Bowie Future Legend from Diamond Dogs Kinetic Typography

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LX: Dark (but with lightning flashes/smoke?)

Video: Blade Runner Background Loop

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LX: Band
SX: Band

Intro song:

Living on the edge (Aerosmith):

There’s somethin’ wrong with the world today, I don’t know what it is
Something’s wrong with our eyes
We’re seein’ things in a different way and God knows it ain’t his
It sure ain’t no surprise

Livin’ on the edge, Livin’ on the edge
Livin’ on the edge, Livin’ on the edge

There’s something wrong with the world today, the light bulb’s getting dim
There’s meltdown in the sky
If you can judge a wise man by the colour of his skin
Then mister you’re a better man than I

Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself from fallin’)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself at all)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t stop yourself from fallin’)
Livin’ on the edge

Tell me what you think about your situation
Complication – aggravation, is getting to you
If chicken little tells you that the sky is fallin’
Even if it wasn’t would you still come crawlin’ back again
I bet you would my friend, again & again & again & again & again

(Solo)

Tell me what you think about your situation
Complication – aggravation, is getting to you –yeah –
If chicken little tells you that the sky is fallin’
Even if it wasn’t would you still come crawlin’ back again
I bet you would my friend, again & again & again & again

Something right with the world today and everybody knows it’s wrong
But we can tell ’em no or we could let it go but I’d would rather be a hanging on…

Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself from fallin’)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself at all)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t stop yourself from fallin’)
Livin’ on the edge, Livin’ on the edge, Livin’ on the edge, Livin’ on the edge…

Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself from falling)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself at all)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t stop yourself from falling)
Livin’ on the edge
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself, You can’t help yourself)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself at all)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself, You can’t help yourself)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself, You can’t help yourself)
Livin’ on the edge (You can’t help yourself from falling)
Livin’ on the edge…

Priest(s) enter and the altar is censed

LX: Bring lights up onto altar as priest censes altar
Video: Dystopia Loop with Audio

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SX: Headset Radio Mic + Laptop

In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

The Lord be with you.
And also with you

There certainly is something wrong with the world today… And many don’t know where it is all leading us. As this festival celebrates it’s 40th year, it looks both back, giving thanks to God for all that has passed, and pauses to look around at the world today… and finds it lacking. The promise of Science Fiction was of a future like Star Trek, where poverty and injustice on earth were overcome; but it feels more like Blade Runner: a dystopia where slavery remains real.

Today, my dear friends, we offer this holy sacrifice for all those who are oppressed by poverty or politics, for those who struggle for righteousness and who look forward to the promise of the real Utopia: an unplugging from the Matrix and a connection to the promised New Heaven and New Earth: where the Kingdom of God is established. Forever.

After we have tasted of the food of the Kingdom in the sacrifice of the Mass, we will then take Jesus, fully present in his sign of the Eucharist and process following Him to the MainStage where we will join others from the many different places, traditions and styles in worship culminating in Benediction.

But, my friends, to reach the heavenly city of the New Jerusalem, we must journey, we must lament, we must hear God’s word and we must repent as we seek to transform this world until thy kingdom come.

Lament:

Video: Urban Loop silent

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LX: Band

Before tomorrow comes (Alter bridge) – incorporating Lamentations 3: 1-9 over quiet introduction chords / then v22-24, 31-33 between 1st chorus and verse 2.
Extended introduction on guitar –
SX: Read by team from 2 x handheld mics (unseen)

“I am one who has seen affliction under the rod of God’s wrath;
2 he has driven and brought me into darkness without any light;
3 against me alone he turns his hand, again and again, all day long.
4 He has made my flesh and my skin waste away, and broken my bones;
5 he has besieged and enveloped me with bitterness and tribulation;
6 he has made me sit in darkness like the dead of long ago.
7 He has walled me about so that I cannot escape; he has put heavy chains on me;
8 though I call and cry for help, he shuts out my prayer;
9 he has blocked my ways with hewn stones, he has made my paths crooked.

I couldn’t sleep I had to listen, to a conscience knowing so well
That nothing comes from indifference, I look inside of myself
Will I find some kind of conviction? Will I bid the hero farewell?
Will I be defined by things that could have been?
I guess time will only tell, I guess time will only tell

So don’t let it be, Before tomorrow comes
Before you turn away, Take the hand in need,
Before tomorrow comes, You could change everything

Extended chords:

SX: Read by team from 2 x handheld mics (unseen)

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
31 For the Lord will not reject forever.
32 Although he causes grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33 for he does not willingly afflict or grieve anyone.

I curse my worth and every comfort, That blinded me for way too long
Damn it all I’ll make a difference from now on
‘Cause I’m wide awake to it all, ‘cause I’m wide awake to it all

So don’t let it be, Before tomorrow comes
Before you turn away, Take the hand in need,
Before tomorrow comes, You could change everything

Does anyone care it ain’t right what we’re doing?
Does anyone care it ain’t right where we’re going?
Does anyone dare justify how we’re living?
Does anyone here care at all?

So don’t let it be, Before tomorrow comes
Before you turn away, Take the hand in need,
Before tomorrow comes, You could change everything – hey

We could be so much more than we are
We could be so much more than we are
We could be so much more than we are
Oh this much I know, yeah, hey yeah

Collect

Video: Blade Runner Loop with Audio

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LX: Altar
SX: Headset Radio Mic + Laptop

Let us pray…

Almighty and merciful God,
you break the power of evil
and make all things new
in your Son Jesus Christ, the King of the universe.
May all in heaven and earth acclaim your glory
and never cease to praise you.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Word

Revelation 21:1-4
Video: New heaven and New Earth

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LX: Dark Stage
SX: Laptop Only

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,

‘See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Gospel: Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:16-21)
Video: Rich Fool Version 3

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LX: Dark Stage
SX: Laptop Only

This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ

Knotty Intercessions

Video: Knotty Intercessions Greenbelt

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LX: Dark Stage
SX: Laptop Only

Penitential Rite:

Equipment: flash paper (one sheet)

Video: Urban Loop Silent Screen: Sorry
LX: In front of altar
SX: Headset Radio Mic

I tried to write out my sins on a piece of paper. I tried to call to mind all those things I needed to sort out with God… and with my neighbour.

THIS is what God does to your sin *flash*

God loves you. God forgives you. God reconciles you through Christ. Your sins are no more and this dystopian world is laid aside for the bright future.

Peace:

Video: Greenbelt Peace 2013

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LX: Altar
SX: Headset Radio Mic

Christ is our peace,
He has reconciled us in one body by the Cross
We meet in his name and we share his peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you

Let us offer one another a sign of peace

Offertory

Blessed be your name (Matt Redman)
Video: Blessed be your name Background Loop

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LX: Band
SX: band

Blessed be Your name when I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness, blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name on the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering, blessed be Your name

Every blessing you pour out, I’ll turn back to praise
And when the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away, You give and take away
My heart will choose to say, Lord, blessed be your name
You give and take away, You give and take away
My heart will choose to say, Lord, blessed be your name

Video: Blade Runner Background
LX: Altar
SX: Headset Radio Mic

Pray, my dear friends,
that this our sacrifice may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his Church.

Prayer over the gifts

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Lord,
we offer you the sacrifice
by which your Son reconciles all creation.
May it bring unity and peace to the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer D

‘Life Begins’ Mass setting:

Video: Life Begins Eucharist Loop 1

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LX: Altar
SX: Band + Headset Radio Mic

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

Almighty God, good Father to us all,
your face is turned towards your world.
In love you gave us Jesus your Son
to rescue us from sin and death.

Your Word goes out to call us home
to the city where angels sing your praise.
We join with them in heaven’s song:

Video: Life Begins Eucharist Loop 2

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Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and God of might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he, blessed in he,
who comes in the name, the name of the Lord.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Video: Life Begins Eucharist Loop 1

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Father of all, we give you thanks
for every gift that comes from heaven.

To the darkness Jesus came as your light.
With signs of faith and words of hope
he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean.

This is his story.
This is our song:
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

The crowds came out to see your Son,
yet at the end they turned on him.
On the night he was betrayed
he came to table with his friends
to celebrate the freedom of your people.

This is his story.
This is our song:
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food;
he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said:
This is my body, given for you all.

Jesus then gave thanks for the wine;
he took the cup, gave it and said:
This is my blood, shed for you all
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this in remembrance of me.

This is his story.
This is our song:
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup
we celebrate the cross
on which he died to set us free.
Defying death he rose again
and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world.

This is his story.
This is our song:
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Send your Spirit on us and +these gifts now
so that we may feed on the body and blood of Christ
with opened eyes and hearts on fire.

May we and all who share this food
offer ourselves to live for you
and be welcomed at your feast in heaven
where all creation worships you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

Blessing and honour and glory and power
Always be yours forever and ever.
Amen, amen, amen, amen.

Lord’s prayer

Groove Armada’s ‘My Friend’
Video: My Friend Background Loop
LX: Altar
SX: Band + Headset Radio Mic

Whenever I’m down, I call on you my friend
A helping hand you lend, In my time of need
Whenever I’m down, I call on you my friend
(I call on you my friend) (I call on you my friend)

Listen..

Whenever I’m down, I call on you my friend
A helping hand you lend, In my time of need
Whenever I’m down, I call on you my friend
(I call on you my friend) (I call on you my friend)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and forever.
Amen.

Whenever I’m down, I call on you my friend
A helping hand you lend, In my time of need
Whenever I’m down, I call on you my friend
(I call on you my friend) (I call on you my friend)

Video: Blade Runner Background

We break this bread
to share in the body of Christ
Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share the one bread

Agnus Dei

(Life Begins Mass setting):
Video: Blade Runner Background
LX: Altar
SX: band

Lamb of God, you take away, the sin of the world, have mercy on us;
Lamb of God, you take away, the sin of the world, have mercy on us;
Lamb of God, you take away, the sin of the world, grant us peace.

Band: Continue Mass Setting Chords over following

Invitation

Video: Blade Runner Background
LX: Altar
SX: band + Headset Radio Mic

Come not because you are strong,
but because you are weak.
Come not because any goodness of your own
but because you need mercy and help.
Come because you love the Lord a little
and would like to love him more.
Come because he loves you
and gave his life for you.

This is the lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world.
Blesséd are those who are called to his supper
Lord I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

Screen: Big Bash Invitation

Communion songs

Video: Blade Runner Background
LX: Band
SX: Band

I heard the voice of Jesus say

1. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place,
And He has made me glad.

2. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
Stoop down, and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.

3. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise,
And all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk,
Till trav’ling days are done.

Faith of the Heart (Enterprise theme)

It’s been a long road
Getting from there to here
It’s been a long time
But my time is finally near
And I can feel the change in the wind right now
Nothing’s in my way
And they’re not gonna hold me down no more
No they’re not gonna hold me down

‘Cause I’ve got faith of the heart
I’m going where my heart will take me
I’ve got faith to believe
I can do anything
I’ve got strength of the soul
And no one’s gonna bend or break me
I can reach any star
I’ve got faith, I’ve got faith, faith of the heart

It’s been a long night
Trying to find my way
Been through the darkness
Now I finally have my day

And I will see my dream come alive at last
I will touch the sky
And they’re not gonna hold me down no more
No they’re not gonna change my mind

‘Cause I’ve got faith of the heart
I’m going where my heart will take me
I’ve got faith to believe
I can do anything
I’ve got strength of the soul
And no one’s gonna bend or break me
I can reach any star
I’ve got faith, faith of the heart

I’ve known the wind so cold
I’ve seen the darkest days
But now the winds I feel
Are only winds of change
I’ve been through the fire
I’ve been through the rain
But I’ll be flying, oh yeah

‘Cause I’ve got faith of the heart
I’m going where my heart will take me
I’ve got faith to believe
I can do anything
I’ve got strength of the soul
And no one’s gonna bend or break me
I can reach any star
I’ve got faith, I’ve got faith,

I’ve got faith of the heart
I’m going where my heart will take me
I’ve got faith to believe
I can do anything
I’ve got strength of the soul
And no one’s gonna bend or break me
I can reach any star
I’ve got faith, I’ve got faith, faith of the heart…

It’s been a long road…

Blessed Sacrament is placed on altar in Monstrance during Communion

Post communion prayer

Band: Continue Chords of previous song
LX: Altar
SX: Band + Headset Radio Mic

Let us pray together…

Lord,
you give us Christ, the King of all creation,
as food for everlasting life.
Help us to live by his gospel
and bring us to the joy of his kingdom,
where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

At the end of our worship, we will form a procession behind the Blessed Sacrament as we take Christ into the midst of this festival. Please join behind the procession to the Mainstage where we will join with other groups from different streams and traditions which will culminate in the giving of the benediction of the blessed sacrament.

Blessing and Dismissal

Video: Church Loop with Massive Attack

=http://youtu.be/NCOjWom8_fw
LX: Altar
SX: Headset Radio Mic + Laptop

The Lord be with you
And also with you

Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing

May the Father who has given you a glimpse of his glory
and inspired you to dream the impossible,
give you a new hope for the coming of the Kingdom
Amen

May Christ, in whose word you have found assurance of
sins forgiven and the source of life
inspire you in his service
Amen

May the Holy Spirit, who moves through her people
stirring up the downcast and inspiring new beginnings
grant you God’s comfort and peace
Amen

and the blessing of God almighty,
the +Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.

The mass is ended. Go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.

Concelebrants genuflect towards Blessed Sacrament on the altar. MC places humeral veil on Priest who takes monstrance. Concelebrants lead out to back and form up for procession.

Recessional :
Shine your light on me (Skin)
Video: Blade Runner Background
LX: Altar until priests depart then band
SX: Band

You gotta shine your light on me, shine your light on me
Gotta shine your light on me, gotta shine your light on me

Lay down your guns, lay down your swords
No need for sorrow, there’s no need for war, no
Open your heart, give me your hand, give me your hand
I’m gonna take you to the promised land

Shine your light on me, shine your light on me, yeah
Shine your light on me, gotta shine a little light,
Shine a little light on me!

There’s blood on the street, and fire in the sky
Don’t look away baby, don’t close your eyes
Look to the future, just say a prayer, just say a prayer
Times are a-changin’, but does anyone care?

Shine your light on me, shine your light on me, yeah
Shine your light on me, gotta shine a little light,
Shine a little light on me.

Solo:

Shine your light on me, gotta shine your light on me
Gotta shine your light on me, oh baby, you gotta shine your light on me

Shine on, shine on, shine on, shine on, shine on, shine on
Shine on, shine on shine on shine on shine on
I said there’s blood on the street, and there’s fire in the sky
I said don’t look away, no don’t close your eyes, oh no no no

Shine your light on me, Shine your light on me, yeah
Shine your light on me, You gotta shine your light on me!

into

Screen: Processional

Procession: Thurifer (Vickie), Canopy (Elizabeth **don’t forget bells**, Bryony, Emma, JJ + Fr. Simon) Concelebrants. Please encourage others to join in procession. Lou, Liam and Jack to tidy and strike Big Top equipment.

LX: Band until a large canopy will appear during the processional, would it be possible to spot/track this canopy as it processes through the people and out
SX: band

Processional:
You’re the voice

We have the chance to turn the pages over
We can write what we want to write
We gotta make ends meet, before we get much older
We’re all someone’s daughter, we’re all someone’s son
How long can we look at each other, down the barrel of a gun?

You’re the voice, try and understand it
Make the noise and make it clear, oh, woah
We’re not gonna sit in silence
We’re not gonna live with fear, oh, woah

This time, we know we all can stand together
With the power to be powerful, believing we can make it better We’re all someone’s daughter, we’re all someone’s son
How long can we look at each other, down the barrel of a gun?

You’re the voice, try and understand it
Make the noise and make it clear, oh, woah
We’re not gonna sit in silence
We’re not gonna live with fear, oh, woah

Solo:

Ooh, We’re all someone’s daughter, we’re all someone’s son;
How long can we look at each other, down the barrel of a gun?

You’re the voice, try and understand it
Make the noise and make it clear, oh, woah
We’re not gonna sit in silence
We’re not gonna live with fear, oh, woah

You’re the voice, try and understand it
Make the noise and make it clear, oh, woah
We’re not gonna sit in silence
We’re not gonna live with fear, oh, woah

You’re the voice, try and understand it
Make the noise and make it clear, oh, woah
We’re not gonna sit in silence
We’re not gonna live with fear, oh, woah

END


Nursery Rhyme Mass – Greenbelt 2013

Gathering

(to the tune of Here we go round the Mulberry Bush)

We gather round in this holy space
Holy Space, filled with grace
We gather round in this holy space
To do what Jesus taught us

We hear the stories of our King
Eternal life, for us he’ll win
We share his meal and pray with him
And do what Jesus taught us.

In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Amen

Penitential Rite

(to the tune of Ba Ba Black Sheep or Twinkle Twinkle)

Just like lost sheep we have gone astray
Done bad things and run away
So we come to say sorry
Make things better as you see
Loving Jesus make anew
Our lives so we can be like you.

Absolution

(to the tune of If you’re happy and you know it)

You’re forgiven and you know it, so clap your hands
You’re forgiven and you know it, so clap your hands
You’re forgiven and you know, so you really ought to show it,
You’re forgiven and you know it, so clap your hands

Jesus loves you and you know it, so stamp your feet
Jesus loves you and you know it, so stamp your feet
Jesus loves you and you know it, so you really ought to show it
Jesus loves you and you know it, so stamp your feet

If you believe that God forgives you, say “We do” “We do”
If you believe that God forgives you, say “We do” “We do”
When you say that you are sorry, you no longer have to worry
God takes away your sin, so say “Amen”. Amen!

Collect

Let us pray…

Lord Jesus Christ,
you gave us the eucharist
as the memorial of your suffering and death.
May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood
help us to experience the salvation you won for us
and the peace of the kingdom
where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.
Word: The Rich Fool

=http://youtu.be/Vq4D2xs6Idc

Creed

(to the tune of Frere Jacques)

God our Father, beyond all other
We believe, we believe
who created all things, who created all things
Earth and sea, stars and me.

Christ our Saviour, Christ our Saviour
We believe, we believe
Lived and died and risen, lived and died and risen
You and me, set us free.

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
We believe, we believe
Moving here among us, moving here among us
God right here, near as near.

Three in one, three in one
One in three, one in three
God revealing all things, God revealing all things
Dancing free, trinity.

Prayers

(to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down)

We thank you Lord for all we have
All we have, all we have
We thank you Lord for all we have
Which you give us

We pray to you for all our friends,
all our friends, all our friends
And all those who need our prayer
Come and help them

We pray for those who are sick or ill
sick or ill, sick or ill
sad or lonely, stressed or ill
Come and help them

Hail Mary full of grace
full of grace, full of grace
The Lord is with you, pray for us
Now and always

And to God we give our prayers
give our prayers, give our prayers
Hear us Lord and help us on
Now and always
Amen!

Peace

(to the tune of This Old Man)

Here we are
One in Christ
Gathered here
Ain’t this nice?
So let us share a sign of peace
A kiss or hug before the feast…

The peace of the Lord be always with you
And also with you

Eucharistic Prayer

(to the tune of Michael Row the Boat Ashore or Kum-Bye-Ya)

The Lord is here right now
His spirit with us

Lift up your hearts to him
We lift them up

It’s the right thing to do
Yes, Jesus
Oh yes, we come in prayer

It is right, O Lord
That we come
To worship you
In thanks and praise
We gather here
Hearts and minds
Knowing that
You’re here with us.

Holy, Holy Lord, O Holy God
Our prayers are joined
By all the Saints
Blessed is the one
Who comes in peace
Blessed is the Prince of Peace

+Send your Spirit, Lord
On these gifts
So they may be to us
Christ’s Flesh and Blood
As we share in them
May he be with us
And save us by these heavenly gifts

On that night
That he was betrayed
He took the bread
And gave God thanks
“Take this and eat
Of my flesh”
It will become that bread of life

And then he took
The cup of wine
He gave God thanks
And bid us drink
“This is my blood
I spill for you
It is a sign that all is new”

Let us proclaim
Of our faith
“Christ has died
And has arisen
Christ will come
To us again
O yes, he will return”

And we join
our prayers here now
Angels and Saints
And all in heaven
With Our Lady
and all on earth
So we pray as one voice

Amen, Amen
Let it be so,
Amen, Amen
Let it be so,
Amen, Amen
We say this now,
Amen, O yes, Amen!

Lord’s Prayer

(to the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel)

Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy na-a-ame.
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us all our si-i-ns
As we forgive
all those us who sin
or trespass against us

Let us not be drawn into
Any kind of temptation
Deliver us
from the evil one
Amen, Amen, Amen.

Agnus Dei

(to the tune of Three Blind Mice)

Lamb of God, Lamb of God
You take away, the sin of the world
Have mercy on us, Lamb of God
Don’t let us stray away from the flock
You take away the sin of the world
So grant us peace

Come and eat, come and drink
You’re welcome here, come quite near
Share in his body and blood with us
It tastes like wine and bread but just
Know that inside it’s not quite thus
Share the food of God.

Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray…

Lord Jesus Christ,
you give us your body and blood in the eucharist
as a sign that even now we share your life.
May we come to share it completely in the kingdom
where you live for ever and ever. Amen.

Blessing & Dismissal

(to the tune of Sing a Song of Sixpence)

May the Lord now +bless you
And keep you all safe
Send you out from here
In a state of grace
Take what we have learned
About Jesus our King
And do what he has taught us
To make the world a better thing.

Go, the Mass has ended
But our service has begun
We heard it straight from Jesus
What it means to live as one
With him now up in heaven
Looking from above
Blessing us in all our work
Let’s go and share his love.

Amen