How to make it happen: a beginners' guide

by Paul Roberts 2002 [edited 2012]

Sample worship planning grid


Item

Words

Actions

Music

Video

Slides/Powerpoint

People come in and settle (3mins)

 

Washing and drying hands

Hilliard Ensemble Beata Viscera

Tulips in breeze

PP:welcome[MP]

35:[PR]

Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

Frantic

Worldweary poem on MD/CD

 

Don't belong loop on CD

Frantic Drive

PP: Mt11(Message) after one minute [MP]

35: [PR]

Words of Jesus

Read Mt 11 (live)

 

Don't belong loop continues

Feet on Sand

 

Expansion of theme

Words reflecting on theme/passage

 

 

 

 

Physical reflection

Sue explains brick/stone meditation

Carrying bricks (team begin while Sue explains)

Multiples loop fading to FSOL loop

 

35:[PR]

Song

Dear Lord and Father - Sue's remix

Singing

 

 

PP: mellow

35:[PR]

Incense and Prayer

Response to the prayers:

Heaven help us
Hear us, Jesus

MP:Lighting and burning incense.

Zend Avesta:

Thurible Loop

PP: Response words "we shall receive and learn your unforced rhythms of grace"

35:[PR]

Communion Prayer

Written text
(All three of us say different parts)

 

Sue's Bladerunner sample

Candle loop

PP:People's responses

35:[PR]

Distribution of B&W

Words: Jesus died for you, let his grace set the pace.

People light candles when they want to

Cards to take away?

Receiving communion and lighting candles

Various: Nova Nova; Rev. Army of Infant Jesus; Humate

(depends how long this section takes)

Snow Walker loop

35:[PR]

Song

Nada te Turbe

Singing

Sue's backing track

 

 

Stillness

WorldReady poem on MD/CD

 

Chicane: Already There

Walking on water loop

 

Benediction

People say this to each other

 Blessing one another.

Overlap edit from Chicane

with sample

 

PP: Benediction text

Finis

Byebye from us

 

Chicane: Offshore 97