another grace, another bundle of creativity and worship. the theme was bread and the service involved making yeast, making and baking bread and reflecting on and discussing various things on the way. the smell of the bread baking was great and the bread was then shared and broken at the end of the worship.
i always like the visual side of worship. and when it comes to curating i think a good question to ask as well as developing an order of service and stations and whatever else is whether you can create something that makes visual impact as a central idea. this time round we came up with the idea of getting some alphabet cutters and cutting text into bread that was suspended on washing line across the front of the space saying i am the bread of life. we toasted it so it was less floppy - grace toast!
it was simple but looked brilliant. an added bonus was projecting light onto it created a silhouette of the words on the church wall above.
when the cutters arrived they looked such fun i had to try them out at home and ended up making two video loops using some bread and my oven - grace toasted and grace grilled, both on vimeo. i made these using the canon 5d mkii whose video making potential is such a massive bonus to the camera. to get that photographic look and quality on movies is wonderful. my grill pan has never looked so good...
anyway i am making bread suspension (and related activities) worship trick 73 series 3 . well done to sarah who was curating her first ever grace and pulled off a pretty impressive grace. details will get added to the grace archive in due course i'm sure and photos will appear in the gracelondon flickr group no doubt.