Harvest Mass with the Ministry of Children

Harvest Mass with the Ministry of Children

Harvest Mass – 5th October 2008

This was originally done with Frs North and Barnes at the Children’s Pilgrimage, reworked at the Critical Mass Weekend at Lancing and now once more rehashed for our own purposes into a Harvest Service themed on the Vine and Branches

Gathering Song(s)

– Our God is Here (with procession of Candle, Word & Wooden Cross)

 

Introduction

 

 

SPR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LR

 

 

 

 

 

SPR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LR

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

 

Well, we have everything we need for this special Mass today. I have Acolytes, Servers, Ministers of the Word, Andi, and her glitter, a Thurifer, Debbie and … hang on, where’s Lou?

 

Has anyone seen Lou? I saw her this morning, but have you seen her?

 

(from the balcony) Not coming.

 

(banter between SPR and LR)

 

Not coming to Mass. It’s boring. I never get involved.

 

You can get involved. Everyone can get involved. You don’t have to carry stuff, or read stuff in Church to be involved, you ARE involved, just by being here. By coming, singing and worshipping with us, you are involved. It’s like being part of the same tree, a tree that we are all branches on.

 

Here in the Mass is the best way that we can be close to Jesus, come on down and I’ll show you what fun we all will have worshipping together and sticking close to Jesus.

 

Oh, okay, hold on…

 

 

Need to find something here – maybe the gathering video

 

 

Lou returns –trying to stick head to cross

 

SPR

-er, Lou, what are you doing now?

 

LR

I’m staying close to Jesus, just like you said. I want to be joined onto him like a branch.

 

SPR

No silly! That’s not how we stay close to Jesus?

 

LR

Well, how do we then clever clogs?

 

 

SPR

Well look, that’s what we’ve come to Mass for today. We are going to find 5 ways we can stay close to him in our lives. Just look out for them now –then you’ll see how we can stay close to Jesus, so that we can bear fruit for him.

 

It’s time for the first one now.

 

 

Screen:

1. BY SAYING SORRY

 

 

Jesus wants us to be friends with him, and with one another. Every time we do or say something hurtful or selfish we damage our friendship with him. But when we say that we are sorry he shows us his love and forgives us and draws us close to him.

 

My young ministry team are going to hand out some special paper now, and some pens and I’d like you each to take a small piece. Holding your small bit of paper, I’d like you to pause, pray and reflect. You can write your confession down on it if you like or you can just pray your confession into that paper, and then at the end of this time of penitence, we will gather them up and show you what God does when we are truly sorry.

 

Screen:        

“Reconcile”

 

Penitential Rite

 

Paper

 

Absolution

“you are forgiven”

 

 

 

Almighty God,

who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

 

Gloria

Anderson Gloria

 

 

Collect

Let us pray.

 

God our Father,
look upon us with love.
You redeem us and make us your children in Christ.
Give us true freedom
and bring us to the inheritance you promised.
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.

 

Screen

2. BY LISTENING TO HIS WORD

 

 

SPR introduces the Liturgy of the Word by a couple of lines about how we stay close to God when we listen to what the Bible says about him.

 

 

First Reading:

Colossians 2:6-8
You must be rooted in Him and built on Him”

 

Gospel Accln:

Alleluia, Jesus is the Lord (Johnston/Ryce-Kelly)

 

 

Gospel Reading:

Vine & Branches Video and Dance

 

 

Affirmation of Faith:

Creed Video

 

Screen         

3. BY PRAYING
SPR goes on about being close to Jesus when we say our prayers

 

Intercessions      

God Hears Me When I Pray

 

Screen         

4. IN EACH OTHER

 

 

SPR goes on about the fourth way we stay close to Jesus –which is by the love we share with one another: Seeing Christ in everyone we have contact with

 

Peace

 

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, ‘Peace be with you.’  Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

 

 

Let us offer one another a sign of peace

 

Screen

5. IN SHARING BREAD AND WINE

 

SPR goes on about the last supper –Jesus told his friends to break bread and drink wine together as the way of remembering him.

 

After he had risen from the dead the disciples would remember his words at the last supper and realise this was the way they would know his presence with them. Through prayer now this bread and wine will become different from how they were before –they will be the way Jesus share his life with us etc…

 

 

Offertory Song

We Come To Your Feast

(dressing of altar etc.)

 

Elements (cloth, bread, wine etc) are brought forward during appropriate verses in song. Children are given processional candles and gather around the altar

 

Offertory

Pray, dear friends, that this sacrifice, which is both mine and yours, 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:

Lord,
receive these gifts from your Church.
May the great joy you give us
come to perfection in heaven.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

 

Preface

The Lord be with you

and also with you.

 

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

Father, you made the world and love your creation.

You gave your Son Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.

His dying and rising have set us free from sin and death.

And so we gladly thank you,

With saints and angels praising you and singing:

 

 

Sanctus

Thorne

 

 

Eucharistic Prayer 2 for Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen:

 

 

 

 

Screen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen:

Yes, Lord, you are holy;

you are kind to us and to all people, for this we thank you.

 

We thank you above all for your Son, Jesus Christ.

You sent him into this world

because people had turned away from you

and no longer loved each other.

 

He opened our eyes and our hearts

to understand that we are brothers and sistersand that you are Father of us all.

 

He now brings us together to one table

and asks us to do what he did.

 

Father, we ask you to bless these gifts of bread and wine and make them holy. Change them for us into the body + and blood of Jesus Christ, your Son.

 

On the night before he died for us,

he had supper for the last time with his disciples.

He took bread and gave you thanks.

He broke the bread and gave it to his friends, saying:

 

Take this, all of you, and eat it:

this is my body which will be given up for you.

 

In the same way he took a cup of wine.

He gave you thanks

and handed the cup to his disciples, saying:

 

Take this, all of you, and drink from it:

this is the cup of my blood,

the blood of the new and everlasting covenant.

It will be shed for you and for all people

so that sins may be forgiven.

 

Then he said to them:

Do this in memory of me.

 

God our Father,

we remember with joy that Jesus died to save us.

In this holy sacrifice,

which he gave as a gift to his Church,

we remember his death and resurrection.

 

Father in heaven,

accept us together with your beloved Son.

He willingly died for us,

but you raised him to life again.

We thank you and say:

 

Glory to God in the highest!

 

Jesus now lives with you in glory, but he is also here on earth, among us. We thank you and say:

 

Glory to God in the highest

 

One day he will come in glory

and in his kingdom

there will be no more suffering,

no more tears, no more sadness.

For this, we thank you and say:

 

Glory to God in the highest

 

Father in heaven, you have called us

to receive the body and blood of Christ at this

Table and to be filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit.

Through this sacred meal give us strength to please you more and more.

 

Lord, our God, remember Kenneth our bishop before you

Help all who follow Jesus to work for peace and to bring happiness to others. Bring us all at last together with Mary, the Mother of God, and all the saints, to live with you and to be one with Christ in heaven.

 

Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, Almighty Father, for ever and ever.  

 

 

 

Great Amen

Anderson Gloria Amen:
Amen!
(Clap Clap) Amen! (Clap Clap)

Alleluia! Amen!

Amen! (Clap Clap) Amen! (Clap Clap)

Hosanna to the Lord!

 

Lord’s Prayer

Video: My Friend (Short Modern version)

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tyT7IvcxGM

 

 

 

Celebrant receives a 15 second visual timer to cue the words:

 

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

 

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 for ever.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ

Though we are many we are one body,

because we all share in one bread.

 

This is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.

Blessed 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.

 

 

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God (Maher)

 

 

Communion Antiphon

“I am the Vine and you are the Branches” says the Lord

 

 

Communion

Video during Communion, Music by Brian Eno

 

 

Communion Song(s)

We plough the fields and scatter

 

 

Post-Communion Prayer:

Merciful Father,
may these mysteries give us new purpose
and bring us to a new life in you.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

 

SPR

SPR recaps on how we have stayed close to Jesus in the Mass

 

Screen:

1. By saying sorry

2. By listening to his word

3. By praying

4. In each other

5. In sharing bread and wine.

 

 

 

Maybe Lou could show that he’s been enlightened by the experience! Lou then says now we are sent out to bear fruit for Jesus –sent out into the world to carry his life to others. He talks about ways that this could be done.

 

 

Blessing & Dismissal:

Lambeth Blessing and Dismissal Video:

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Ma-AodQ9I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pilgrims on a common journey with Christ as our guide.
Will you be faithful and determined in discipleship?

With the help of God we will.

 
We have gathered around the table and been fed for the road.
Will you share the good news of Christ with those whom you meet?

With the help of God we will

 
The Spirit breathes many gifts to build up the body
Will you use your gifts in the service of others?

With the help of God we will

 
The path we travel brings pain and sadness, joy and delight
Will you endure on this way to bring in the Kingdom?

With the help of God we will

 
May the boldness of the Spirit transform you
May the gentleness of the Spirit lead you
May the gifts of the Spirit equip you
to proclaim afresh in this generation the unchanging love of Christ.
 
And the blessing…

Celebrant (SPR)

…the blessing of God +Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Be upon you and remain with you,
this day and always

Amen

 

 

 

Go in the peace of Christ.

Thanks be to God

 

 

Final Song:

We Wanna See Jesus Lifted High

 


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1 comment so far
Kathryn
Posted on 12:42 pm - October 4, 2008

FAB
will file for next year…or any other time, come to think of it.

Harvest Mass with the Ministry of Children

Harvest Mass – 5th October 2008

This was originally done with Frs North and Barnes at the Children’s Pilgrimage, reworked at the Critical Mass Weekend at Lancing and now once more rehashed for our own purposes into a Harvest Service themed on the Vine and Branches

Gathering Song(s)

– Our God is Here (with procession of Candle, Word & Wooden Cross)

 

Introduction

 

 

SPR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LR

 

 

 

 

 

SPR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LR

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

 

Well, we have everything we need for this special Mass today. I have Acolytes, Servers, Ministers of the Word, Andi, and her glitter, a Thurifer, Debbie and … hang on, where’s Lou?

 

Has anyone seen Lou? I saw her this morning, but have you seen her?

 

(from the balcony) Not coming.

 

(banter between SPR and LR)

 

Not coming to Mass. It’s boring. I never get involved.

 

You can get involved. Everyone can get involved. You don’t have to carry stuff, or read stuff in Church to be involved, you ARE involved, just by being here. By coming, singing and worshipping with us, you are involved. It’s like being part of the same tree, a tree that we are all branches on.

 

Here in the Mass is the best way that we can be close to Jesus, come on down and I’ll show you what fun we all will have worshipping together and sticking close to Jesus.

 

Oh, okay, hold on…

 

 

Need to find something here – maybe the gathering video

 

 

Lou returns –trying to stick head to cross

 

SPR

-er, Lou, what are you doing now?

 

LR

I’m staying close to Jesus, just like you said. I want to be joined onto him like a branch.

 

SPR

No silly! That’s not how we stay close to Jesus?

 

LR

Well, how do we then clever clogs?

 

 

SPR

Well look, that’s what we’ve come to Mass for today. We are going to find 5 ways we can stay close to him in our lives. Just look out for them now –then you’ll see how we can stay close to Jesus, so that we can bear fruit for him.

 

It’s time for the first one now.

 

 

Screen:

1. BY SAYING SORRY

 

 

Jesus wants us to be friends with him, and with one another. Every time we do or say something hurtful or selfish we damage our friendship with him. But when we say that we are sorry he shows us his love and forgives us and draws us close to him.

 

My young ministry team are going to hand out some special paper now, and some pens and I’d like you each to take a small piece. Holding your small bit of paper, I’d like you to pause, pray and reflect. You can write your confession down on it if you like or you can just pray your confession into that paper, and then at the end of this time of penitence, we will gather them up and show you what God does when we are truly sorry.

 

Screen:        

“Reconcile”

 

Penitential Rite

 

Paper

 

Absolution

“you are forgiven”

 

 

 

Almighty God,

who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

 

Gloria

Anderson Gloria

 

 

Collect

Let us pray.

 

God our Father,
look upon us with love.
You redeem us and make us your children in Christ.
Give us true freedom
and bring us to the inheritance you promised.
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.

 

Screen

2. BY LISTENING TO HIS WORD

 

 

SPR introduces the Liturgy of the Word by a couple of lines about how we stay close to God when we listen to what the Bible says about him.

 

 

First Reading:

Colossians 2:6-8
You must be rooted in Him and built on Him”

 

Gospel Accln:

Alleluia, Jesus is the Lord (Johnston/Ryce-Kelly)

 

 

Gospel Reading:

Vine & Branches Video and Dance

 

 

Affirmation of Faith:

Creed Video

 

Screen         

3. BY PRAYING
SPR goes on about being close to Jesus when we say our prayers

 

Intercessions      

God Hears Me When I Pray

 

Screen         

4. IN EACH OTHER

 

 

SPR goes on about the fourth way we stay close to Jesus –which is by the love we share with one another: Seeing Christ in everyone we have contact with

 

Peace

 

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, ‘Peace be with you.’  Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

 

 

Let us offer one another a sign of peace

 

Screen

5. IN SHARING BREAD AND WINE

 

SPR goes on about the last supper –Jesus told his friends to break bread and drink wine together as the way of remembering him.

 

After he had risen from the dead the disciples would remember his words at the last supper and realise this was the way they would know his presence with them. Through prayer now this bread and wine will become different from how they were before –they will be the way Jesus share his life with us etc…

 

 

Offertory Song

We Come To Your Feast

(dressing of altar etc.)

 

Elements (cloth, bread, wine etc) are brought forward during appropriate verses in song. Children are given processional candles and gather around the altar

 

Offertory

Pray, dear friends, that this sacrifice, which is both mine and yours, 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:

Lord,
receive these gifts from your Church.
May the great joy you give us
come to perfection in heaven.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

 

Preface

The Lord be with you

and also with you.

 

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

Father, you made the world and love your creation.

You gave your Son Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.

His dying and rising have set us free from sin and death.

And so we gladly thank you,

With saints and angels praising you and singing:

 

 

Sanctus

Thorne

 

 

Eucharistic Prayer 2 for Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen:

 

 

 

 

Screen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen:

Yes, Lord, you are holy;

you are kind to us and to all people, for this we thank you.

 

We thank you above all for your Son, Jesus Christ.

You sent him into this world

because people had turned away from you

and no longer loved each other.

 

He opened our eyes and our hearts

to understand that we are brothers and sistersand that you are Father of us all.

 

He now brings us together to one table

and asks us to do what he did.

 

Father, we ask you to bless these gifts of bread and wine and make them holy. Change them for us into the body + and blood of Jesus Christ, your Son.

 

On the night before he died for us,

he had supper for the last time with his disciples.

He took bread and gave you thanks.

He broke the bread and gave it to his friends, saying:

 

Take this, all of you, and eat it:

this is my body which will be given up for you.

 

In the same way he took a cup of wine.

He gave you thanks

and handed the cup to his disciples, saying:

 

Take this, all of you, and drink from it:

this is the cup of my blood,

the blood of the new and everlasting covenant.

It will be shed for you and for all people

so that sins may be forgiven.

 

Then he said to them:

Do this in memory of me.

 

God our Father,

we remember with joy that Jesus died to save us.

In this holy sacrifice,

which he gave as a gift to his Church,

we remember his death and resurrection.

 

Father in heaven,

accept us together with your beloved Son.

He willingly died for us,

but you raised him to life again.

We thank you and say:

 

Glory to God in the highest!

 

Jesus now lives with you in glory, but he is also here on earth, among us. We thank you and say:

 

Glory to God in the highest

 

One day he will come in glory

and in his kingdom

there will be no more suffering,

no more tears, no more sadness.

For this, we thank you and say:

 

Glory to God in the highest

 

Father in heaven, you have called us

to receive the body and blood of Christ at this

Table and to be filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit.

Through this sacred meal give us strength to please you more and more.

 

Lord, our God, remember Kenneth our bishop before you

Help all who follow Jesus to work for peace and to bring happiness to others. Bring us all at last together with Mary, the Mother of God, and all the saints, to live with you and to be one with Christ in heaven.

 

Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, Almighty Father, for ever and ever.  

 

 

 

Great Amen

Anderson Gloria Amen:
Amen!
(Clap Clap) Amen! (Clap Clap)

Alleluia! Amen!

Amen! (Clap Clap) Amen! (Clap Clap)

Hosanna to the Lord!

 

Lord’s Prayer

Video: My Friend (Short Modern version)

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tyT7IvcxGM

 

 

 

Celebrant receives a 15 second visual timer to cue the words:

 

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

 

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 for ever.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ

Though we are many we are one body,

because we all share in one bread.

 

This is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.

Blessed 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.

 

 

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God (Maher)

 

 

Communion Antiphon

“I am the Vine and you are the Branches” says the Lord

 

 

Communion

Video during Communion, Music by Brian Eno

 

 

Communion Song(s)

We plough the fields and scatter

 

 

Post-Communion Prayer:

Merciful Father,
may these mysteries give us new purpose
and bring us to a new life in you.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

 

SPR

SPR recaps on how we have stayed close to Jesus in the Mass

 

Screen:

1. By saying sorry

2. By listening to his word

3. By praying

4. In each other

5. In sharing bread and wine.

 

 

 

Maybe Lou could show that he’s been enlightened by the experience! Lou then says now we are sent out to bear fruit for Jesus –sent out into the world to carry his life to others. He talks about ways that this could be done.

 

 

Blessing & Dismissal:

Lambeth Blessing and Dismissal Video:

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Ma-AodQ9I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pilgrims on a common journey with Christ as our guide.
Will you be faithful and determined in discipleship?

With the help of God we will.

 
We have gathered around the table and been fed for the road.
Will you share the good news of Christ with those whom you meet?

With the help of God we will

 
The Spirit breathes many gifts to build up the body
Will you use your gifts in the service of others?

With the help of God we will

 
The path we travel brings pain and sadness, joy and delight
Will you endure on this way to bring in the Kingdom?

With the help of God we will

 
May the boldness of the Spirit transform you
May the gentleness of the Spirit lead you
May the gifts of the Spirit equip you
to proclaim afresh in this generation the unchanging love of Christ.
 
And the blessing…

Celebrant (SPR)

…the blessing of God +Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Be upon you and remain with you,
this day and always

Amen

 

 

 

Go in the peace of Christ.

Thanks be to God

 

 

Final Song:

We Wanna See Jesus Lifted High

 


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1 comment so far
Kathryn
Posted on 12:42 pm - October 4, 2008

FAB
will file for next year…or any other time, come to think of it.