Presentation on theme: "Transforming Worship Diocesan Formation Days February 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Transforming Worship Diocesan Formation Days February 2009
Transforming Worship Adam and Eve Talking with God in the garden
Transforming Worship Abraham and Patriarchs Hospitality Piling up stones
Transforming Worship Solomon’s Temple Sacrifice and Festivals
Transforming Worship Synagogue Gathering of people Teaching & praying
Transforming Worship Worship is very varied in style and shape through the Bible. Worship is culturally shaped as well as transformative of culture. Buildings (and lack of them) shape and restrict how we worship Rituals and Festivals developed and changed – e.g. Passover – ‘harvest’ to ‘liberation’ New festivals could be introduced e.g. Hannukah and Purim
Transforming Worship Jewish Tradition blends: - 1.Festival gathering – including feasting 2.Regular congregational worship 3.Family / household prayer 4.Initiation / rites of passage for individuals both in the home and public Do we enable these four aspects in our own worship as a local church?
Transforming Worship Worship that will transform Needs to connect Needs to draw people towards God Needs to encourage people to return Will mix transcendent and immanent “immersion” and explanation ritual and the immediate
Transforming Worship The Festival Service The Rite Service and the Regular Service Are similar and also very different. Most apparent at baptisms in the main service where the baptism family has very different expectation and reason for being there from the regular congregation.
Four strands for strong rope Festival gathering – including feasting Regular congregational worship Family / household prayer Initiation / rites of passage for individuals Worship that will transform Needs to connect Needs to draw people towards God Needs to encourage people to return Will mix transcendent and immanent “immersion” and explanation ritual and the immediate Services Regular Festival Rite