at the official opening of cms house today i was asked to lead an audio visual meditation on the hinge point in the service between looking back and celebrating cms past and looking forward to the future and the changes ahead. a few people have asked where the video etc was from so i am posting it here so i can point people to it...
the video was dayvan cowboy by boards of canada which i did make a worship trick a while back. you can download it from warprecords free or get the dvd free with the EP that you can order from the same page. the text of the piece was as follows. i read it such that the line about looking into the future is before the parachutist comes through the clouds, and the baptised line fitted with him falling into the ocean...
god crossed a border, a boundary
left his world to go on a journey into ours
the word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood
dwelt among us
we stand in a long line of ancestors
of risk takers
of those who dared to take the adventure
of following christ
to leave their known world
step off its edge
free falling with god
into unknown futures
and new worlds
to share the story of christ
and plant the seed of the gospel
as the father sent me so i am sending you
the story has been passed to us because of those
now we stand looking out into the future
will you dare?
will you dream?
will you risk?
will you follow?
will you leave your known world?
will you freefall with god?
will you join christ in the adventure?
will you be baptised into god's mission?
will you rise to surf with god into the future?
will you trust the spirit?
far we have come far must we go
here we are send us