Posts Tagged ‘worship’

Christmas & Easter: Alt Carols

Contributed by: Diocese of Auckland

Some more fresh new Christmas music for your ears... and all your Christmas services and events too! Thanks to St Paul's in Auckland, here's a compilation of carols lovingly rewritten and performed by various kiwi artists.
Find the latest album on Spotify:... See more

Christmas & Easter: This is the Day (Te Rangimarie)

Contributed by: Diocese of Auckland

A brand new song for Christmas that celebrates the peace of Christ and reflects our incredible kiwi spirit in the wake of the Christchurch tragedy. This is the Day (Te Rangimarie) was written by Josh Jones, an Anglican minister in the Diocese of Auckland.
About the song, Josh says "The awesome... See more

Senior Youth: Worship – David

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance.  This lesson looks at how David worshipped God. It is the fourth in a series for older teenagers, looking at the life of David - 'a man after God's own... See more

Christmas & Easter: A Lenten Pathway

Contributed by: Rev. Jemma Allen, Diocese of Auckland

The Lenten season can be thought about as us accompanying Jesus on his journey to the cross, or as a pilgrimage of preparation for celebrating Easter. Making a physical pathway for Lent can help make a visual focus for this idea.
The idea is to move along the pathway, Sunday by Sunday, denoting... See more

Developing Leaders: Seven Pathways to God

Contributed by: Emily Paterson and Kirstin Cant, Diocese of Auckland

A series of exercises to help young leaders and older teens to explore different ways of engaging and connecting with God.
God has made us all uniquely. Therefore, the way we draw close to and connect with God will be different for each of us too. Prayer and reading scripture are really... See more

Christmas & Easter: Burying the Alleluia

Contributed by: Rev Jemma Allen, Diocese of Auckland

In many churches it is the tradition to abstain from saying or singing ‘Alleluia’ during Lent. Lent is a solemn season and we ‘save’ the word 'Alleluia' for our resurrection rejoicing.  'Burying the Alleluia' is an acitvity which can be done during a service... See more

Talks: Creation Calls

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch

This talk uses Creation Calls, a 6-minute-long clip of the wonders of God’s creation as filmed by the BBC and punctuated with a beautiful song by Brian Doerksen. The images show the beauty of God’s creation on every continent.  In the background, worship leader Doerksen asks, “How could I... See more

How To: Inspiring and Enthusing Youth in Your Services

Contributed by: Diocese of Nelson

A 10 course buffet of ideas to help your church services inspire and enthuse the youth - through visuals, involvement, prayer, worship and more.
Vibe
How does the room look and feel?


  • Is this a youth friendly space? Is it comfortable and inviting? Is it warm? freezing... See more

Reflective Prayers: Love the Lord Your God – Worship Stations

Contributed by: Charlie Baker and Karen Spoelstra, Diocese of Auckland

These seven worship stations work well as part of a youth group session, a youth or all age service, or camp. Adapt the wording as needed to suit your situation.
You may like to begin with a discussion or message about God's love and worship being our response of love to His love, using... See more

Devotional: Worship Jars

Contributed by: Charlie Baker

Your youth will make their way around a series of stations to create personalised Worship Jars filled with items that will encourage and inspire them to worship God.
You will need: recycled jars (with labels removed) - enough for one per person -  and simple craft supplies (coloured... See more

Christmas & Easter: A Journey to Easter

Contributed by: Karen Spoelstra, Diocese of Auckland

A Journey to Easter is an online, multi-media journey to prepare our hearts for Easter.
Be inspired by the Sermon on the Mount, discover new prayer practices, participate in activities and open your heart to the world that we live in.
Created by the Auckland Diocese, the content is drawn... See more

Active & Interactive Prayers: Psalm Writer

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Produce a large piece of paper for the group. Begin with the leader writing down one line of a new psalm - praising and thanking God.
Once they have written their line, fold the paper over so their line is hidden from the next person chosen to write. They will then write one line, fold the... See more

Services & Liturgies: Sung Electronic Eucharist

Contributed by: Spanky Moore, Diocese of Christchurch

A sung electronic Eucharist, performed & arranged by Rev Spanky Moore from the Diocese of Christchurch.
Spanky used this at the Abbey in 2014. The liturgy is from the New Zealand Anglican Prayer Book, page 732.
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Devotional: A Welcome Interruption

Contributed by: Scottie Reeve, Diocese of Wellington

‘A Welcome Interruption’ online Liturgy Resource
Blueprint Church Community in the Anglican Diocese of Wellington has created an online Liturgy - a resource for people to develop a rhythm of prayer and to re-engage with this ancient form of devotion.  The project is called ‘A Welcome... See more

Group Prayers: Film Prayer: The Lord’s Prayer

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

A moving version of the Lord's Prayer, as seen at the Abbey 2014.
Created by Mark Pierson of World Vision NZ, this 2.29 minute film prayer is one of the Just Prayers series that is made available to individuals and communities to encourage their engagement with injustice, locally and... See more

Services & Liturgies: Let Your Light Shine

Contributed by: Phil Trotter


A Closing Prayer or Night Prayer for camps or youth group gatherings.
Equipment: Tea Light Candles (one per person) and a Lighter
Opening Reflection: Our Deepest Fear
Gather the group in a circle, seated so that all can see each others’ eyes.
Begin with the following... See more

Young Adults: The Bad

Contributed by: Spanky Moore, Diocese of Christchurch

At the heart of the problem of sin is what happens when humans put other things above the first place of God in our lives. How do we make sense of The Bad in our own lives & make sure we keep God as our first priority?
A study on Romans 1:18-25 for young adults from the Society of Salt... See more