Christfulness liturgies

If you want to make space and places for practicing Christfulness in your church or meeting place, you can follow the liturgies we’ll offer here. The first liturgy follows here. If you have anything to ask about, please write us via the contact menu.

Identity and Transformation – a Christfulness Service

This service falls in three parts:

  • A time for faith formation / encouragement
  • Eucharist and Communion
  • A time in the healing presence of God

 

A time for faith formation / encouragement

Worship-songs and Body Prayers (you will find good ideas here: http://www.borgso.no/dvdenglish.html)

Invocation and Proclamation:

All: Jesus, King of Righteousness,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Send us your light and your truth!

 

Jesus, Light of the World,

Son of God and Son of Man!

We desire to sit at your feet

And to receive your word in our heart and mind!

 

Jesus, King of Righteousness,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Send us your light and your truth!

Words for encouragement

This might be a testimony, a short Bible reflection, an “inspiration” (see examples in the booklet: Christfulness http://www.lulu.com/shop/ole-skjerb%C3%A6k-madsen/christfulness-an-introduction/paperback/product-21646227.html We will add inspirations on www.christfulness.net under “Ressources”.

Meditation

 

 

Eucharist and Communion

Hymn (prepararing bread and wine for the Eucharist)

Eucharistic Prayer

Priest I:                      The Lord be with you!

Answer:                      And with your spirit!

Priest I:                      Lift up your hearts!

All:                      We lift them up unto the Lord!

Priest I:                      Let us give thanks unto our Lord God!

All:                       It is meet and right so to do!

Priest I: It is very meet and right, that we should at all times give thanks unto thee, Father God, Almighty, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Through Him you did call forth all creatures out of darkness. Also humans were created by you; in your image you created us. You gave us responsibility for this earth, and you allowed us to recognise your presence in all which you have created, that we as one human race of brothers and sisters would serve you and worship your presence. We confess that we have broken your confidence, but when we sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, you did send to us. Christ your Son, the sun of righteousness with healing in his wings. He did show us the kingdom of Light, men descended through the cross into the darkness as a corn of wheat that falls into the ground and dies. But he rose from the dead as the first fruit of restored humankind.

Priest II: Father, in the name of Jesus Christ we approach you as members of the earthly creation and as those to whom you have called to be responsible for our fellow creatures. We offer the world, ourselves and our fellow creature to your healing love.

 

 

Priest II or Deacon:

We will unite in love for the Earth and all living beings and ask God, that God’s love in Jesus Chris twill enlighten the Earth… enclose all of humanity… and especially heal XXX (mention an area in need of prayer) and seal the door of the house of the evil and all destructive energies.

 

Silent prayer.

 

            Let us pray for persons we know in need of help because of suffering in mind, spirit or body, or for those who feel trapped in destructive patterns of life or lost in a darkness without God, that God renews, restores and heals their lives.

 

Silent prayer.

 

Priest II: Lord, thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created!

All: And thou renewest the face of the earth!

The healing prayer is taken up in the Eucharistic prayer:

Priest I: Father! You are God, greater than principalities, powers, authorities, or names in this age, but in the age to come, yea in all ages. Thus the entire creation will be fulfilled in the worship of you, and thus we with your congregation on earth as in heaven, chorusing with all angels sing the praise of your glory:

All: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

                     Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Priest I: See to us, o God, [he takes the bread in his hands] and bless, and sanctify this bread, yea send your Holy Spirit and make it unto us the body (+) of your Son Jesus Christ,

All: Who in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread, and, when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, this is my Body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

Priest I: See to us, o God, [he takes the cup in his hands] and bless, and sanctify this wine, yea send your Holy Spirit and make it unto us the blood (+) of your Son Jesus Christ,

All: Who after supper took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins; do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.

The breaking of the bread

During the breaking of the bread all may sing Agnus Dei; after the breaking of the bread all pray The Lord’s Prayer

Communion

Conclusion:

Priest I: Let us end the seasonal service taking refuge in the living God!

All: With all my heart I take refuge

In God Most High,

Who created all things,

The merciful Father, source of all goodness.

With all my heart I take refuge

In Christ, the Redeemer from sin,

Who restores my true nature,

The perfect and mysterious Word.

With all my heart I take refuge

In the One who embraces the universe,

Who at all times and in all places

Responds to our needs,

The pure and tranquil Holy Spirit.

Hymn

Blessing

A time in the healing presence of God

This is an open ended section. We will listen to meditative music. Some will pray or meditate for themselves. Others will lit a candle or kneel at the altar. There is offered individual prayers for healing, counseling, listening, confession.

People leaves, when they are ready.