Worship – 6 September 2020

Worship – 6 September 2020

Acknowledgment

Call to worship

Rev Claire

Song – For the fruits of all creation

Choir

Prayer

Rev Claire

Intro to Theme

Rev Claire

Reading – John 1:1-5

Jacinta

Song – Creation

Band

Modern Parable

Tony

Earth Video

https://youtu.be/WmVLcj-XKnM

Earth Speaks

Earth Speaks by Rachell Glass. Read by Peter 

Earth Speaks by Rachell Glass

This poem was written in 2017 and won the 19-25 year old category in the Poetry Society’s climate change ‘Turn the Volume Up’ poetry challenge.

This is not a disaster movie:
no second takes
or Jake Gyllenhaal to save you.
Are you scared yet?

This is real: the suffering, the struggle,
the survival. Like exhaust fumes,
the truth is hard to swallow.
Are you scared yet?
Here’s the Facebook livestream of all the failed crops, the floods, and the famines.
You can’t pause or rewind this apocalypse.
Are you scared yet?

Here’s the proof, the evidence, the statistics,
rising like my temperature,
like the sea levels, like litter on the highway.
Are you scared yet?

I am suffocating from your fantasies and fairytales.
Hear the mermaids drowning in your oil spills?
See the unicorns choking on your plastic and greed?
Are you scared yet?

Are you scared yet?

Go on, ignore me, turn a blind eye.
You are so very good at that.
Change.

Turn down the lights, turn up the volume:
speak, shout, scream until you need
my oxygen, until I can hear you.
Change.

Breathe. Listen.
Yesterday, exclusively third world countries.
Today, your next door neighbour.
Change.

Take off your boots,
lose your carbon footprint
and walk barefoot.
And just
change.

Song – 668 Touch the earth gently

Reflection

Rev Claire

Song – Indescribable

Intergen Activity

Offering

Lindsay

For more information about the opportunity for offering see here
See more information about the Piggy Banks and our Compassion Children

Prayers for others and Lord’s prayer

Don

Song – Free as a bee

Jacinta, Jessica, Zara, Josh, Mia, Lynda and Claire

Blessing

Rev Claire

What’s on

Ron

CUPPA CALL

Zoom discussion groups called cuppa calls follow these services.  Grab a cuppa and biscuit and join in to discuss the service or catch up with some friends.

11.30am on Sunday https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81358097170
Passcode: 238653
Led by Claire
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