Tuesday, September 02, 2014

QR codes in worship

This image of a temporary tattoo QR code printed on a person (from here) got me thinking about embodiment and worship.

QR codes

I love that sense of mystery, of not knowing, yet of being aware of information on offer. It got me thinking about worship. For example, here is the lectionary reading for Sunday. (Built from here)

QR Code

Imagine that on the front of the newsletter as people came in.

Or imagine printing various stations on people. Here is a call to worship, again linked to the lectionary text.

Welcome to worship

And to have people scattered around your auditorium, as “worship leaders.” Finding these people and using your cell phone to find out the next step in your worship journey.

Posted by steve at 07:55 PM


  1. nice. I have the idea for a QR code lection but this is interesting…

    Comment by Craig Mitchell — September 2, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

  2. Hi Steve,
    This sounds great, it worked at ‘Yurora’ as part of my installation, for those with capacity to use QR codes I had links to extra info, clips and a blog where an activity was further explained… it wa s a first go at how this might be useful… I see huge potential for the mystery aspect and tactile engagements and particularly in public installations. Rob

    Comment by Rob H — September 3, 2014 @ 9:19 am

  3. If you head over here (http://www.qrcode-monkey.com/ ) you can also generate qr codes with images embedded within them – maybe a church logo, a symbol relating to worship, a clue to the content hidden in the qr code etc. Lots of interesting options with qr codes. Thanks Steve for the imagining.

    Comment by scott — September 3, 2014 @ 11:35 am

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