Tuesday, June 03, 2008

smash communion

Theme: colliding worlds

Call to worship: People were invited to write their names on coloured flowers, as a way of naming themselves as present in this act of worship.

Psalm of lament: on each table were placed dinner plates, colliding worlds (poor:rich or east:west or young:old) were written. People stood, read out their words, and smashed the plate. Yep. Smashed it. Some found this very therapeutic!

Response: The fragments were laid on a cross. People were invited to also place their flowers on the cross. It became a nice mix of colour and collision.

Benediction: The Message translation of Colossians 1:18-20 was read, followed by these words.

When I was in Gisborne over the summer
I collected lots of sea glass off the beach.

I reflected on Colossians 1
where it says that God will take
all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe
and fit them together in vibrant harmonies.

Perhaps God will fit them together
in something new and mosaical
rather than simply using superglue
to stick all back together as it was.

And the invitation was given, to go into God’s world and participate in mosaics.

One person was so moved, they took home all the broken pieces, dreaming of how they could create their own mosiac.

Posted by steve at 11:51 AM

1 Comment

  1. That is amazing to read … Must have been more amazing to be there… Thanks Steve

    Comment by KSW — June 3, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

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