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Stephen Percy

Use of the f word doesn't fit comfortably with me, but maybe I'm an old stick in the mud...

jonny

that's fine - of course some people wouldn't feel comfortable with it. i think you need to hear the song maranatha by padraig which uses it. we wove several of his lines into the liturgy. it just seemed to fit. it's not something we'll be doing every week!

Ian D

Unbelievable, great work. I'd like to know about the team/who is involved in preparing for these service? How many ppl? How much time? I long to spend more time on our liturgies where I am, but pplpower is hard to come by...

jonny

this was put together by a team of 3 people. the way we work in grace is that we have a monthly service where we put creative effort in to the planning. someone takes the lead role - we call this curation - see links below. typically that team then meet two or three evenings to work on the service and work on stuff individually. this is the second service i have curated in this year for grace so we share the load. i have written a book that is a series of interviews with people who put together worship like this that is coming out this summer called curating worship. a good place to start is to get a small creative team and identify one thing to work on - maybe at a festival in the church year?
http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/2009/05/worship-curation-1-opening-up-a-series-of-reflections.html
http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/2009/05/worship-curation-2-the-making-of-a-world.html
http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/2009/05/worship-curation-3-negotiating-newness.html
http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/2009/06/worship-curation-4-curating-beyond-the-canon.html
http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/2009/06/worship-curation-5-creating-a-public.html

Ian D

Thanks, that is really helpful. I appreciate the effort simply put into checking your comments and responding! Thanks again, Ian.

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