Blessed Big Bash – Greenbelt 2013 in the Big Top

Theme: Dystopia/Utopia

Gathering:

Video: David Bowie Future Legend from Diamond Dogs Kinetic Typography

=http;//youtu.be/EK3sTHw4sEg

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

Video: Blade Runner Background Loop

=http://youtu.be/xsvWPsenf6Q

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

=http://youtu.be/mx-B4wO9oXo
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

=http://youtu.be/3daIyeSjS0Q
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

=http://youtu.be/cNP_PUEVQqo
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

=http://youtu.be/3wX5g6Gmz90

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

=http://youtu.be/Vq4D2xs6Idc
LX: Dark Stage
SX: Laptop Only

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

Knotty Intercessions

Video: Knotty Intercessions Greenbelt

=http://youtu.be/_WAb5IQlcuo
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

=http://youtu.be/ArJLnSRQlvM
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

=http://youtu.be/6ufSeQekJ-M
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

Screen: blank

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

=http://youtu.be/0NgdD2Be-MY
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

=http://youtu.be/Tpl43IZomAg

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

=http://youtu.be/0NgdD2Be-MY

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