Darren Wright has curated a couple of liturgies that we’ve used in worship within presbytery gatherings.
As there has been a number of requests for copies of these liturgies from participants of these gatherings we’ve decided to add them to the worship resources on the website.
You can download the liturgies below, but you might be wondering where two of the prayers/reflection came from.
The first piece was titled “Broken & Scattered” and came from the book:
Gifts in Open Hands
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By Maren Tirabassi & Kathy Wonson Eddy
Broken & Scattered
The Ears of wheat are broken and scattered
on the hillside to grow.
Gathered, they are broken again
and scattered through the towns to make bread.
The bread is scattered to each home
and broken to give nourishment.
Broken and scattered, broken and scattered,
and some becomes the Lord’s body broken for us
as we are the people of God scattered throughout the country
and, perhaps, broken to give nourishment to others.
by Isobel de Gruchy, South Africa
The second piece, Communion Prayer, a piece I like to use in three voices came from:
Word becomes flesh
flesh becomes bread
bread becomes body
body becomes word
God is bread
bread is broken
pain becomes wine
wine becomes joy
Wine bursts the wineskins
God bursts the tomb
bread bursts into song
Holy, holy, holy…
Video Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer
Link: A Communion Liturgy (Rural Ministry Conference 2013)