Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympics 2012

Paul Sheppy (UK) wrote this prayer after reflecting on the opening ceremony: ‘As I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, I rejoiced in the creativity and discipline which marks all Olympiads. And I thought of the motto: citius, … Continue reading

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Creeds and statements of affirmation

AFFIRMATION OF FAITHWe believe in God, our Maker, and Creator of the universe.God created the Earth and all that is in it and saw that it was very good.We believe that God has called us to protect and care for … Continue reading

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Response to Bible readings

Introduction (printed) to choice of language (from St Martins in the fields) We seek to use language in worship which reflects both what we believe about God and what we believe about each other – namely that all people are … Continue reading

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COCU31B.Easter Day Year B.1April2018

“Christian hope is resurrection hope, and it proves its truth in the contradiction of the future prospects thereby offered and guaranteed for righteousness as opposed to sin, life as opposed to death, glory as opposed to suffering, peace as opposed … Continue reading

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Gathering hymns, songs & processionals

All the hungry, all the thirsty (Music: Ode to Joy TiS 152) All the hungry, all the thirsty, all who look for strength may come, all the needy, all the lonely, all who long to find a home. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Welcome – various

Wherever you are on your faith’s journey, wherever you have come from and wherever you are going to, whatever you believe, whatever you do not believe, you are welcome here. (used by St Andrew’s on the terrace, NZ)

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deflating balloons – a symbol for Prayers for Others

Bishops in the Philippines used yellow balloons to make the point about promises from politicians (full story below) which are not delivered, and which only favour the elite at the expense of the poor. Providing a deflated balloon to people … Continue reading

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Words of mission

Creator Spirit, wellspring of our lives, as the refreshing rain falls on the just and unjust alike, refresh us with your mercy who knows our own injustice.  As the stream flows steadily on, defying all the odds of stone and … Continue reading

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Litany of commitment

Litany of Commitment (source: 30th anniversary service of death of Archbishop Oscar Romero) God, our strength, enliven our resolve to seek bread which nourishes and sustains, that through our resistance of instant satisfaction we may learn to value what we … Continue reading

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Litany of sorrow (prayers for others)

Litany of Sorrow (Source: 30th anniversary service of death of Archbishop Oscar Romero) In the midst of hatred that divides people of different nations, ethnic groups, classes, religions and genders, God forgive us. In the midst of our difficulty in … Continue reading

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