A Template for Anglican Worship by q39rEts9


									A Template for Anglican Worship                                                 A Template for Anglican Worship
                                                                                 We will be seeking copyright permission for use of material from
        Service Template Development                                             a wide range of Anglican and other prayer books and resources.
July 2002                                                                  3.   Develop a series of template of the commonly used services eg.,
                                                                                various forms of daily prayer and various combinations of
                                                                                eucharist and non-eucharist with infant/adult baptism and/or
                                                                                confirmation/reaffirmation/reception, marriage, funeral and so on.
At General Synod in May the attached Template was approved with a
view to it becoming a Standing Resolution. It is therefore available for   4.   Attempt to evaluate and get quotes for some kind of electronic
use and needs to be shared as widely as possible. At its meeting this            hyperlinked programme for worship leaders to use all the above.
week the Tikanga Pakeha Liturgical Working Group encouraged me to
send the Template out and to tell you about the other work that
TPLWG hopes to do in the next little while to make the Template more
useful. Viz

1.   A booklist will be prepared and annotated linking resources to the
     sections of the Template both for Eucharists and Services of the      George Connor        Bishop in the Bay of Plenty
     Word etc. This will be distributed through the Ministry               60 Judea Road, Tauranga, Aotearoa / New Zealand
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2.   A resource will be prepared for Sundays, Festivals and various
     themes probably under the following headings:
       Introduction to confession
       Prayer of the day [opening prayer/collect]
       RCL Lectionary readings
       Gospel acclamation
        Introduction to the Peace
        Prayer over the Gifts
        Variants to Great Thanksgiving
        Introduction to the Fraction
        Prayer after Communion
        Suitable hymns [1st lines]

A Template for Anglican Worship                                                 A Template for Anglican Worship

     A Template for Anglican Worship                                         - a new community is formed and nurtured
                                                                             In this section we find the source of our life and purpose for which we
                                                                             gather as a community of faith. It is the story of the God we meet in
The template directs us to three sections into which we assemble             Jesus Christ that makes this community new and renewing. The
elements of our worship. Each of these sections                              section is built around the hearing and interpreting of Scripture,
        gathering to name and establish,                                    sacramental and symbolic actions in eucharist, and a whole variety of
        story     to form and nurture,                                      rituals of healing, blessing, offering, intercessing etc.
        going out to launch and empower,
                                                                             Liturgical components, in no special order, could include:
is the integral to the structure of the new community expressing itself            Scripture read or enacted
in worship.                                                                        responses through sermon, meditation, prayer
                                                                                   praise and thanksgiving
                                                                                   prayers of the people
Gathering                                                                          credal and other affirmations of faith
- we establish the community of faith                                              silence
In this section we acknowledge who and where we are. This involves                 non verbal, symbolic actions involving candles, images,
recognising and welcoming those present, the new faces and the                      greenery, water etc
familiar, and paying our respects to the place where we meet and those             sacramental actions such as a blessing and breaking bread,
who have gone before us. We might need to name and any                              anointing, blessing of places, baptizing, making and renewing
newsworthy events that press in on us, locally or more widely, whether              of vows, hura kohatu, tuku and last rites
celebrations or crises. Those who are to lead worship and what sort of             offering of gifts
worship is to follow may need to be introduced.                                    sharing of bread and wine
Liturgical components of this section, in no special order, could include:         musical responses and offerings
       mihimihi
       special attention to children
       the exchange of the peace of Christ
       opening songs and other musical offerings
       opening or bidding prayers
       confession and absolution
       announcement of themes, sentences for the day, opening
        responses, seasonal material
A Template for Anglican Worship                                             A Template for Anglican Worship

Going out
- a new community is launched
The section is the least developed of the three, often treated briefly,
even abruptly in the liturgy but continued in fact through the after
service function. The three Tikanga commission’s plea is that we
revalue this section and give it more prominence. For it is here that the
expectancy and the mandate for being God’s people at work in the
world is created, the mission is named and the energy released by story
and sacrament is focussed and directed. In addition, a sense of closure
is sought, not to close us down but rather to open us up to the real work
of ministry that awaits us outside the gathered community.
Liturgical components in this section, in no special order, could
      prayers after communion
      blessing and dismissal
      musical components
      feedback from children
      prayers with special intention
      recalling and summarising of mandate
      procession
      final notices
      after service function
      poroporoaki

A Template for Anglican Worship                      A Template for Anglican Worship

An Alternative Form for Ordering the Eucharist                      Celebrating at the Lord’s Table
                                                         Preparing the Table
                                                         Prayer over the gifts
Gather                                                   Eucharistic Prayer (any authorised Great
The Gathering of God’s People                            Thanksgiving/Eucharistic Prayer may be used)
      Greet                                              * Lord’s Prayer
      * Penitential Rite                                 Silence
      Song / Act of Praise                               Breaking of the Bread
      Opening Prayer (Collect)                           Invitation

Proclaiming & Receiving the Word                 Go
       First Reading
       Psalm                                     Going out as God’s People
       Second Reading                                  Silence
       Gospel                                          Hymns
       Sermon                                          Prayer after Communion
       Creed                                           Blessing
       * Silence, songs & other responses              Dismissal

Prayers of the People
      * Lord’s Prayer                            * indicates elements of the liturgy which may appear at one point or
      * Penitential Rite                         another in the rite.
      Peace                                      The five section headings and the related subsections are those agreed by the
                                                 International Anglican Liturgical Consultation for Common Use throughout the
                                                 Anglican Communion.

                                                 See The Dublin Report 1995, “Renewing the Anglican Eucharist”.
                                                 Authorised means approved by the General Synod/Te Hïnota Whänui, or equivalent,
                                                 of any member church of the Anglican Communion.

A Template for Anglican Worship                                                          A Template for Anglican Worship

        A Form for Ordering A Service of the Word                                     Go
Forms used at the discretion of the minister conducting the service on any occasion
shall be neither contrary to, nor indicative of any departure from the doctrine and
authority of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia in any        The Conclusion
essential matter.                                                                           Liturgical ending

The Preparation
      Liturgical greeting
      Prayers of Penitence (here or in The Prayers)
      Hymn, Song of Praise, or a set of responses
      Opening Prayer (Collect) (here or in The Prayers)

The Ministry of the Word
      Reading(s) from Holy Scripture
      Psalm(s), Scriptural Song(s)
      Creed or Affirmation of Faith
The Prayers
      Intercessions and thanksgivings
      The Lord’s Prayer

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A Template for Anglican Worship                                                A Template for Anglican Worship

                       Some Notes Relating to                               Story
        A Form for Ordering A Service of the Word
                                                                            There may be readings from Holy Scripture and other Christian
                                                                            devotional material. Normally there would be at least one scriptural
                                                                            reading. These might be dramatized, sung or read responsively. The
                                                                            Lectionary published each year provides an ordered cycle of readings.
Prayer of Penitence
                                                                            This would be especially useful in the Christmas and Easter seasons,
Sections from Liturgies of the Word or from Liturgies of the Eucharist
                                                                            and when the service is combined with a Eucharist. Various other art
in ANZPB-HKMOA are useful resources. The minister may introduce
                                                                            forms might be considered such as liturgical dance.
the confession with suitable words.
Hymns, Canticles, Acclamations, Songs of Praise and The Peace
                                                                            A service might include a Psalm or Psalms using either the ANZPB-
Possible points are indicated for some of these, but they may occur
                                                                            HKMOA or a metrical, responsive version, or perhaps a paraphrase.
elsewhere as occasion requires.
                                                                            The term sermon may include less formal exposition, the use of drama,
Periods of silence may be kept at different points of the service. It may
                                                                            interviews, discussions, and audio-visuals. Hymns or other sections of
be particularly appropriate in the Liturgical Greeting, Prayer of
                                                                            the service may be inserted between parts of the sermon. The sermon
Penitence, Reading(s) from Holy Scripture, and Intercessions and
                                                                            may come after the readings, or before or after the prayers.
                                                                            Sermon & Creed
Gather                                                                      These might be omitted on a weekday but included on a Sunday or
                                                                            Holy Day.

Liturgical Greeting                                                         Go
It is important for each service to have a clear beginning. It may be
appropriate to have some introductory singing, or a hymn, or a
sentence of scripture before the Liturgical Greeting that might be
followed by a brief introduction or an opening prayer.
                                                                            It is helpful to have a clear ending. This might include one or more of
                                                                            the following forms: The Peace, the Grace, or a suitable ascription or
                                                                            blessing. A responsive conclusion might complete this section.
A Template for Anglican Worship                                          A Template for Anglican Worship


Means approved by the General Synod / te Honota Whänui, or
equivalent, of any member Church of the Anglican Communion.

Means a form used at the discretion of the minister conducting the
service on any occasion but such that the material so used shall be
neither contrary to, nor indicative of any departure from the doctrine
and authority of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and
Polynesia in any essential matter.


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