Crowdsourced Recording – from Rachel Held Evens “Searching for Sunday”

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I need your help. If you have taken part in any one of these before, then might I ask another contribution from you… fairly urgently (before the evening of Sat 5th Sept 2015 please!)

The text I need recording is from Rachel Held Even’s brilliant “Searching for Sunday”. Please record:

Church – a place where we love to throw parties, tell stories, find hope, and practice the ways of Jesus best we can.

We are all hurt or hungry in our own ways.

We’re at different places on our journey but we share a guiding story, a sweeping epic drama called the Holy Scriptures.

We find faith as we follow Jesus and share a willingness to honestly wrestle with God and our questions and our doubts.

We find dignity as Gods image bearers and strive to call out the dignity in one another.

We all receive, we all give.

We are old, young, poor, rich, conservative, liberal, single, married, gay, straight, traditionalists, progressives, overeducated, undereducated, certain, doubting, hurting, thriving.

Yet Christs love binds our differences together in unity.

Church – a place where everyone is safe but no one is comfortable.

Imagine if every church became this sort of place?

Imagine if every church became a place where we told one another the truth.

We might just create a sanctuary…..

If you are unsure about what to do, then please see the instructions here and email the recording to me at fr.simonrundell@gmail.com

I will credit your voice at the end of the video, and it will be made freely available for use after the Holy Ground worship at Exeter Cathedral on 13th September

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Deanery Synod Worship, 2nd July 2015

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shared at Christchurch, Estover, Plymouth, 2nd July 2015

Follow this link: https://prezi.com/tb3rlb6rntos/deanery-synod-worship/

Gathering: Bless the Lord, My Soul

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

O Lord, open our lips
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

Psalm 139

Scripture

Matthew 6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.

“So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“Pray then in this way:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

“And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Ritual: Let go

Prayer: Silence

The Lords Prayer Challenge

Our Father in heaven.
Don’t say ‘Father’ if you do not behave like a son or daughter. Don’t say ‘Our’ if you only think of your self.

Hallowed by your name
Don’t say ‘Hallowed’ if you do not honour that name.

Your Kingdom come
Don’t say ‘Your Kingdom come’ if you are weighed down with material goods  

Your will be done On earth as in heaven
Don’t say ‘Thy will be done’ if you do not accept the hard bits
Don’t say ‘as it is in heaven’ if you only think about earthly matters

Give us this day our daily bread
Don’t say ’Our daily bread’ if you have no concern for the hungry or the homeless

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who against us
Don’t say ‘Forgive us our sins’ if you remain angry with someone

Lead us not into temptation
Don’t say ‘Lead us not into temptation’ if you intend to continue sinning

But deliver us from evil
Don’t say ‘Deliver us from evil if you are not willing to make a stand against injustice

For the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen
Don’t say ‘AMEN’ without considering the words of your prayer!

Blessing

The Lord bless you and watch over you
The Lord make his face to shine upon you
The Lord be gracious to you
The Lord look kindly upon you and give you peace
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father Son and Holy Spirit
be upon you and remain with you this night and always
Amen

Amen

Crowdsourcing Paul

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2014-10-03-13-57-56I am seeking your help. I need to produce a work by Friday 12th June of the letters of Paul, and so would you please lent me your voice. In the same style as the Crowdsourced Psalms Project, I need you to read the following text and email it to me at fr.simonrundell@gmail.com

 

 

Instructions

  1. If you have a phone like an iPhone or an Android, there is usually an app to record your voice – often called “Voice Memo” or some thing similar. I use a free Android App called ASR which can be installed for free from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nll.asr  If you have better recording equipment, then even better, but I have found that most smartphones are good enough nowadays. You can configure it to record at quite a good quality: I would suggest 128k in MP3 or MP4 format if that means anything to you. If not, just record it as it comes and I will do spooky mysterious things with it with electronics.
  2. iPhones will record in the very nice .M4a format. This is fine, but please try and set it to the highest quality you can: not too loud, not too soft.
  3. Read (nicely and in the highest possible quality) the texts shown  below.
  4. After recording select “Share” (or similar) and email it to me at fr.simonrundell@gmail.com
  5. It would be really helpful if you named the file with your name. This will help me collate them.
  6. I will cut it up with all the others and make these into a readings using the multiplicity of voices, accents, genders etc.
  7. Can you tell others and ask them to do it for me please so I get lots and lots of voices.

The text is as follows:

 

Paul’s letters

Please read the following but NOT the bible reference. Read it like it is you writing a letter

From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are also faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:1-2

Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for ever and ever.

Galatians 1:3,5

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. For God is my witness, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.

Romans 1:8-10

I want you to know, my dear friends, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, many have been made confident in the Lord because of my imprisonment, and now are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear.

Philippians 1:12-14

BUT we do not want you to be ignorant, dear friends, of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself.

2 Corinthians 1:8

Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you?

Galatians 3:1

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

1 Corinthians 15:3

Therefore, I urge you, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

Romans 12:1

Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh? Did you experience so many things in vain?—if it really is in vain. Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?

Galatians 3:2-5

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.

Galatians 3:28-29

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all: for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.

1 Timothy 2:1-6

If anyone aspires to the office of bishop, they desire a noble task. Now a bishop must be above reproach, the spouse of just one partner: temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher, no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money. They must manage their own household well, keeping their children submissive and respectful in every way; for if someone does not know how to manage their own household, how can they care for God’s church? They must not be a recent convert, or they may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil; moreover they must be well thought of by outsiders, or they may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not addicted to too much wine, not greedy for gain; they must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then if they prove themselves blameless let them serve as deacons. Let deacons be the spouse of just one partner also, and let them manage their children and their households well; for those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3

I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

1 Corinthians 11:23-25

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Romans 12:9-21

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends;

So faith, hope, love abide: these three. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:21

I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheered by news of you. I have no one like him, but Timothy’s worth you know. I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me; and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself shall come also.

Philippians 2:19-24

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 13:14

P.S

Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.

Philippians 4: 21-22

P.P.S

May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. I adjure you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the people. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-28

P.P.P.S

Rejoice in the Lord always.

Philippians 4:4

Facebook lists – being (slightly more) private on Social Media

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There is an often tricky line to steer in the world of modern social media. It is used as a tool for reaching out in your business or (in my case) in the service of the Gospel, to make new friends and to reacquaint with old ones. The trouble is that these are often many different types of conversations, and the jokes my Son or my best friend Dave share are not necessarily what I would like Doris from S. Elsewhere’s or my Bishop to read over her morning coffee. I always say that I would not tweet anything in public that I wouldn’t share from the pulpit (if I used one), so my stance on gender equality, sexuality and social justice are neither a shock to the parish, nor I hope the world thanks to the platform of social media.

But there are times when I need support, prayer and condolence, to reach out to a number of people on my wavelength and not worry about the public face of social media and its necessarily enforced niceties. I know there are some who run two separate accounts: a public and a private twitter, a personal and a work Facebook but that won’t work for me personally, as my Tweetdeck is already full of multiple accounts and follows, and Twitter is overwhelmingly a broadcast media (yes, okay, with lots of interaction and response, but my point is that you have no real control over who sees your tweets) – people I know nothing of sometimes favourite and retweet things I posted months ago  that have been retweeted by others (the record is 400days).

But Facebook is more personal (for me at least) and so I have been working on testing the solution of using Lists in Facebook  whereby you can select to whom that post might go. Here is how you set it up

 

1. On Facebook, under your name, select “Edit Profile”

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2. Scroll down to your list of friends

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3. To create a new list (or add to an existing list) click on the dropdown by the right of their name

It is likely that your already created list is not shown, or you have not created it, therefore select “Add to another list”

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4. If it is a New List, then select… yes, you’ve guessed it.

If the list already exists, then select it.

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5. You can manage each list and search within it to find and remove people once it has been created

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6. When you come to post your rant, select where the dropdown to the left of “Post” usually says “Friends” and select the name of your list

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Experiments have shown that those posts cannot be seen by anyone not on that list. If someone is tagged in the post, then they are added to that post only, and cannot see any other posts but can see the post itself, get notified of it any any other comments. If they are removed or untagged, then they cannot see that post anymore.

When you “Share” the system warns you that it will be available beyond the list, so that users might think twice about sharing that striptease.

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So, what use is this?

  • To filter out certain posts to either include or exclude certain friends
    • ie people who I don’t want to see the post
    • or people who I do want to share this with
  • Personal comments not for public display
  • The kind of joke that is just between a few friends.

I think is is an interesting use, and my tests this morning have been useful and interesting, but as usual, I would still be fairly cautious about what you say on public social media as many have found to their cost what a casual comment on social media can do to their careers and reputations. Play nicely is always my advice.

Crowdsourced Psalms Project

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I am launching today a new collaborative project which builds upon what I have been doing for the past few weeks: a digital Psalter for a new generation.

The Psalms are the rich lifeblood of the Church’s prayer – the hymnody of the Jewish people, the staple of the Daily Divine Office of Morning and Evening Prayer. Each day we encounter the Psalms afresh and each day they surprise, delight, comfort and challenge.

After a number of successful recordings, it seems right to (gradually) record the whole Psalter: to give it music and image and to make it freely accessible for use in your worship and church teaching.

Enter The Crowdsourced Psalms Project

 

Crowdsourced Psalms Project

I hope you will be able to find a few moments a week/month to help and contribute. The more voices from around the world the better. All you need is a phone or your PC.

All of the results of this are to be made freely available on the site and freely downloadable. All I ask is your prayers for my ministry here in Plymouth – call it Prayerware if you like!

Another Psalm to be crowdsourced please… Psalm 73

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If you saw what we have done with crowdsourced psalms recently, I am thinking that we should, over time, try and do the whole Psalter. To this end, I need your contributions for Psalm 73

As before:

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Instructions

  1. If you have a phone like an iPhone or an Android, there is usually an app to record your voice – often called “Voice Memo” or some thing similar. I use a free Android App called ASR which can be installed for free from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nll.asr  If you have better recording equipment, then even better, but I have found that most smartphones are good enough nowadays. You can configure it to record at quite a good quality: I would suggest 128k in MP3 or MP4 format if that means anything to you. If not, just record it as it comes and I will do spooky mysterious things with it with electronics.
  2. Read (nicely and in the highest possible quality) any (or preferably all) of the Psalms in their entirety as listed below. It would be great if you did each one separately just to make it easier for me to edit. It will also make the emailing easier.
  3. After recording select “Share” (or similar) and email it to me at fr.simonrundell@gmail.com
  4. I will cut it up with all the others and make these into Psalm readings using the multiplicity of voices, accents, genders etc.
  5. Can you tell others and ask them to do it for me please so I get lots and lots of voices.

Thank you.

If anyone can help out with some similarly simple instructions for iPhone, then can they forward them to me and I’ll add them.

The text I need recording:

salm 73:3-15

For I was envious of the arrogant
    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For they have no pangs until death;
    their bodies are fat and sleek.
They are not in trouble as others are;
    they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.
Therefore pride is their necklace;
    violence covers them as a garment.
Their eyes swell out through fatness;
    their hearts overflow with follies.
They scoff and speak with malice;
    loftily they threaten oppression.
They set their mouths against the heavens,
    and their tongue struts through the earth.
Therefore his people turn back to them,
    and find no fault in them.
And they say, “How can God know?
    Is there knowledge in the Most High?”
Behold, these are the wicked;
    always at ease, they increase in riches.
All in vain have I kept my heart clean
    and washed my hands in innocence.
For all the day long I have been stricken
    and rebuked every morning.
If I had said, “I will speak thus,”
    I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

A request for the Internet – Crowdsourced Recordings of some Psalms

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UPDATE: NOW COMPLETE, BUT PLEASE HELP WITH PSALM 73: https://frsimon.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/another-psalm-to-be-crowdsourced-please-psalm-73/

 

I need the help of the Internet to create some Psalm readings for a Lent Course I am working on. I need loads of you.

I did this recently with Psalm 139 and it was lovely

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It shouldn’t take more than about 10-15 mins to read these 5 Psalms. If you are willing to help, then please follow the instructions below.  The results will be made freely available for use in your own worship/church/meditations as a Creative Commons Collaborative Project. Thank you

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Instructions

  1. If you have a phone like an iPhone or an Android, there is usually an app to record your voice – often called “Voice Memo” or some thing similar. I use a free Android App called ASR which can be installed for free from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nll.asr  If you have better recording equipment, then even better, but I have found that most smartphones are good enough nowadays. You can configure it to record at quite a good quality: I would suggest 128k in MP3 or MP4 format if that means anything to you. If not, just record it as it comes and I will do spooky mysterious things with it with electronics.
  2. Read (nicely and in the highest possible quality) any (or preferably all) of the Psalms in their entirety as listed below. It would be great if you did each one separately just to make it easier for me to edit. It will also make the emailing easier.
  3. After recording select “Share” (or similar) and email it to me at fr.simonrundell@gmail.com
  4. I will cut it up with all the others and make these into Psalm readings using the multiplicity of voices, accents, genders etc.
  5. Can you tell others and ask them to do it for me please so I get lots and lots of voices.

Thank you.

If anyone can help out with some similarly simple instructions for iPhone, then can they forward them to me and I’ll add them.

The texts I need recording:

Psalm 46

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

 

 

 

Psalm 34:1-8

Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

 

 

Psalm 42

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food
day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
a multitude keeping festival.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.

My soul is cast down within me;
therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
at the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your waves
have gone over me.
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.
I say to God, my rock:
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?”
As with a deadly wound in my bones,
my adversaries taunt me,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.

 

 

Psalm 143

A Psalm of David.

Hear my prayer, O Lord;
give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.

For the enemy has pursued my soul;
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
Therefore my spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.

I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Answer me quickly, O Lord!
My spirit fails!
Hide not your face from me,
lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!
I have fled to you for refuge.
Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!

For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!
In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your servant.

 

 

Psalm 98

A Psalm.

Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made known his salvation;
he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the sound of melody!
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills sing for joy together
before the Lord, for he comes
to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.

 

Family Communion: 19th October 2014 to the Nursery Rhyme Mass

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Family Communion: 19th October 2014 – other texts may be found in a similar vein at www.nurseryrhymemass.org.uk

Gathering Song (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

The Lord be with you
and also with you

Penitential Rite (Ba Ba Blacksheep)

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 (If you’re happy…)

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

Gloria (Old Macdonald)

Glory be to God on high
To all on earth be peace
Lord God, Heavenly King
For you we praise and sing

O Lord God,
Lamb of God,
You take away
the sin of the world
Have mercy on us

You alone are the holy one
You alone are the Lord
You alone are the mo-ost high
Jesus Christ

In the Glory of God,
the Fa-a-ather
ever one
Always three
A-a-a-a-men

A-a-a-a-men!

Collect

Let us pray…

Father God
We come together to share your special meal
And share in the love you have for us
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and the Holy Spirit
One God, for ever and ever
Amen

Word

Daniel in the Lions’ Den (taken from Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship Year A p267 by Sarah Lenton)

Once upon a time there was great King . . .

His name was Darius – and he was so rich and famous that one day he made a new law. He said that in future his people were not to worship God any more but worship him instead.

So his people bowed down in front of Darius and prayed to him. But there was a Jew living in his country – his name was Daniel.

And he refused to bow down to Darius, he shook his head and folded his arms . . . And he said – ‘No, I will serve you, O King, but I will not worship you. I only worship God.’ And every day Daniel bowed down three
times to God.

Well, the Persians went and told on him. They whispered in the King’s ear . . . And the King had to punish Daniel. He was sorry to do so, because he liked him – but he wasn’t going to be disobeyed.

He had a huge den of lions . . . They were very fierce and they roared . . .

And he threw Daniel to the lions . . .

The King stood outside and called out: ‘I hope your God saves you, Daniel!’And then he closed up the den with a stone.

And that night the King couldn’t sleep – he just walked up anddown. And, as soon as it was light, he rushed to the den and shouted out. ‘Daniel, are you OK?’

And Daniel called back, ‘Certainly! God sent me an Angel . . .and His Angel stopped the mouth of the lions . . . and I’m fine!’

So the King took away the stone and let Daniel out.

He realized that he had made a silly law and he stopped pretending to be God; he allowed his people to worship God properly, and he just went on being King. And who was the person he trusted most in his whole country?
Yup, Daniel.

This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Blessed be God
King of the Universe
Who reigns for ever and ever. Amen

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning, is now and shall be for ever. World without end. Amen

Creed (to the tune of frere Jacques)

God our Father, God our Mother [or above 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

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

Let us offer one another a sign of peace

Pray, my brothers and sisters, 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

Heavenly Father, we thank you for these gifts,
Bread and Wine, fruit of the earth
We pray you will change them
as you change us
by the power of your Holy Spirit

Preface (Kum By Yah)

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, O yes, we come in prayer

Lord of all life,
you created the universe,
where all living things reflect your glory.
You give us this great and beautiful earth,
to discover and to cherish.

You give us sun and moon and star-lit sky,
everything that gives us light,
light for our eyes, our hearts, our minds.

You made us all,
each wonderfully different,
to join with the angels
and sing your praise:

Sanctus (Kum By Yah)

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

Eucharistic Prayer 2 for Children

Father, on the night before he died,
Jesus shared a meal with his friends.
He took the bread, and thanked you.
He broke it, and gave it to them, saying:

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this to remember me.

After the meal, Jesus took the cup of wine.
He thanked you, and gave it to them, saying:

Drink this, all of you.
This is my blood,
the new promise of God’s unfailing love.
Do this to remember me.

Memorial Acclamation (Kum By Yah)

Let us proclaim Of our faith

“Christ has died
And has arisen
Christ will come
To us again
O yes, he will return”

Father, as we offer this bread and wine,
and remember his death and resurrection,
send your +Holy Spirit,
that we who share these gifts
may be fed by Christ’s body and his blood.

Pour your Spirit on us
that we may love one another,
work for the healing of the earth,
and share the good news of Jesus,
as we wait for his coming in glory.

For honour and praise belong to you, Father,
with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit:
one God, for ever and ever.

Great Amen (Kum By Yah)

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 (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 (3 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.

Communion Antiphon

Taste and see that the Lord is good

Prayer after Communion (Polly put the kettle on)

Thank you for the meal we eat
Thank you for the meal we eat
Thank you for the meal we eat
Christ brings us life

Now let us go from this place
Now let us go from this place
Now let us go from this place
To do his work

Blessing (Sing a Song of Sixpence)

The Lord be with you
And also with you

Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing

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.

The Mass is ended. Go in the Peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God

Gloria to Old MacDonald for the Nursery Rhyme Mass, a better version

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From the genius pen of Sue Wallace (@PrecentorSue), shortly to be Precentor of Winchester Cathedral

Where you see a word in red, the congregation can clap or ring a bell, hand chime

Glory be to God on high
On the earth be peace 
Lord and God and heavenly king
Our praises never cease

We praise you YES!
We bless you YES!
We praise you, bless you 
Glory and adore you
Thank you glorious God on high
Lord God Heavenly king. 

God Almighty Father Dear
Jesus Christ God’s son
Like a lamb you take our sin
The wrong things we have done

Hear our prayer YES!
Hear our prayer YES!
Hear us  Hear us.
Have mercy and be near us
For you are the Holy One. 
Father, Spirit, Son.

see http://www.nurseryrhymemass.org.uk/gloria-to-old-macdonald-revised-version/

New Nursery Rhyme Mass element: Gloria to the tune of Old Macdonald

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This still needs revision, especially as I have copped out of a working of “everywhere and <animal sound>,<animal sound>” and gone for the equivilence of “ei-ei-o”

As usual, your comments and changes are appreciated. Especially for this one. Deadline is the 9th of Feb when we use it at S. Peter’s Eaton Square in London. Come and join us!

To the tune of Old Macdonald had a farm…

Glory be to God on high
To all on earth be peace
Lord God, Heavenly King
For you we praise and sing

O Lord God,
Lamb of God,
You take away
the sin of the world
Have mercy on us

You alone are the holy one
You alone are the Lord
You alone are the mo-ost high
Jesus Christ

In the Glory of God,
the Fa-a-ather
ever one
Always three
A-a-a-a-men

A-a-a-a-men!