Call to worship
Let us worship God
In our house, in our quiet place
Alone or with another
Let us worship God.
This week’s Home Brewed Worship provides you all a number of ways to enter into prayer and to explore the Gospel story. If you’re at home with family, a partner, a friend or a spouse please consider working through some of this with them. If you’re alone, consider phoning someone else and inviting them to join you in worship.
A special thanks to Jack Barnard for bringing this week’s scripture to life and to Margaret and Pauline for the liturgy and prayers throughout the material.
Carve out some space sacred space in your home, perhaps you have candle, some colourful material, a cross, a bible, some pictures of the world, artwork or images of Jesus…
You don’t need to use all of this material, nor do you need to do it all in one sitting, perhaps some of these prayers and music can travel with you throughout the week. Use the material as part of daily exercises, music to carry you through the week, reflections to ponder as you walk or stay at home.
For some your focus may be to hear the gospel preached, others the gospel sung, while others may want to find a practice that they can enter into over the course of the week to make space for the Holy Spirit to work on us.
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Order of Service
Some people have requested an order of service as a guide to use this material at home. Access a formal order here. If you’re happy making your own way through these resources please make yourself at home.
Home Brewed Families
We’ve curated some resources specifically for families to use in their homes this week, you can access them here.
As we enter into worship we invite you to contemplate these 3 questions:
- What am I grateful for this week?
- Who will I check in with / make contact with this week?
- Where will I seek, or create beauty this week?
This Week’s Readings:
Psalm 66 (MSG)
Acts 17:22-31 (CEV)
Singing the Scripture
This is a selection of songs that speak to this week’s bible readings and themes, use it to fill your house with music throughout Sunday, perhaps you might continue to listen to the music through the week.
Jack, who reflected on the scripture this week suggested that I link to Robin Mann’s song “God Vs 1.0” an old but a goodie that links really well with this week’s reading from Acts.
Reflection on the Scripture – Tune In
Jack Barnard invites us to tune into God as he reflects on this week’s scripture readings.
After hearing Jack’s invitation to tune in perhaps you’d like to listen to the song he referenced in his reflection. Listen to Breathe
Worship @ Home Ideas
Map With Sound
“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure. So much to do and see.”– Angelina Jolie
Make a word art image that recreates a place where you spend time with God.
Close your eyes and listen to (or imagine) all the sounds in that place, both natural and unnatural, make a list of all the sounds.
Use the list to create a visual composition, create a map of sound.
*Activity inspired by the book “Sketch Book Dares” by Laura Lee Gulledge
A Love Playlist
Jesus said to his disciples: “If you love me, you will do as I command.”
Can you create a playlist of your favourite songs about “love”?
- What songs need to be in the list?
- Why should certain songs be included in your list?
- Can your household come up with your top 3 songs of love?
- What do these songs say about love?
- What songs would you use to describe love to others?
- Can you send your playlists to Darren for inclusion on our Facebook Page?
This week we invite you to find a way to tune into God’s presence, here are a few ways you might be able to do that.
Spiritual Practice: Practice Silence
Spiritual Practice: Breathing Prayer
Spiritual Practice: Breath Lines
Spiritual Practice: Praying The Scripture – Enter The Story