Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dec 19

Leader: How long will we have to wait Lord?
Children: When we are in trouble, we call to you.
All: Restore us God Almighty, that we may be saved.
Leader: You have planned our salvation for a long time.
Children: We’re calling out to you today.
All: Revive us, God Almighty, that we may be saved.

Dec 12

Leader: I will praise the Lord all my life
Children: Don’t put your trust in rappers or rugby players
All: Blessed are those who help is the God of Jacob
Whose hope is in the Lord their God
Leader: The Lord sets us free and heals us,
Children: The Lord looks after outsiders and little ones
All: The Lord reigns forever. Praise the Lord

Dec 5

Leader: Come, let us worship the righteous King
Children: We want a leader who is fair and just.
All: Praise be to the Lord God who alone does marvelous deeds
Leader: Come, let us worship the righteous King
Children: May God help us to be fair and just,
All: Come, let us praise God,
his love endures forever,
And his kingdom will know no end.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 30

Leader: The heavens declare the glory of the Lord
Children: The stars and the sun show how awesome God is.
All: Without words or sound, they proclaim God’s glory.
Leader: Day after day, night after night, the message is there.
Children: God is amazing, He made the stars and the sun from nothing!
All: Even those who live in distant and far off places can see God’s glory.
We will proclaim his glory together!

November 28

Leader: Come and let us go to the house of the Lord
Children: Come on everyone, it will be good times!
All: Let us worship together in the house of the Lord.
Leader: It is good to gather with those who love the Lord.
Children: It is good to sing and pray together.
All: Come, let us praise the name of the Lord.

November 21

Leader: God is like an earthquake proof building
Children: Even when our house shakes, we won’t be afraid
All: We will not fear, for our trust is in the Lord.
Leader: The Lord says “Be still”
Children: We will be still.
All: The Lord Almighty is with us,
The God of Jacob is our safe place.

November 14

Leader: Come, let us sing to the Lord!

Children: Come and sing a new song

All: For the Lord has made known his salvation.

Leader: Shout for joy all the earth!

Children: Make music with guitars and singing

All: For all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

November 7

Leader: Will the Lord listen to our prayers?

Children: Yes, for we are trying to keep his rules.

All: Guard us as the apple of your eye
Hide us in the shadow of your wings.

Leader: Come, let us call upon the Lord together.

Children: He will listen. He’s like that, you know!

All: Keep us safe from our enemies, O God,
And help us to see you in action.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October 31

Leader: You are righteous and you do right, O Lord

Children: We are too young to be important
But we remember what you tell us

All: Your righteousness is everlasting
And your law is true

Leader: Trouble and distress are part of our experience

Children: But we remember what you tell us.

All: Grant us understanding that we may live,
That we may have life in all its fullness.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oct 24

Leader: Those who dwell in the presence of God are richly blessed,

Children: When we couldn’t help ourselves, you made the first move,

All: You answer us with righteous action, O God our Savior

Leader: You are the hope and salvation of the whole earth,

Children: We will say thank you at sunrise and in the evening

All: Wherever your footsteps linger, a rich harvest is gathered.

October 17

Leader: Come to the living word,

Children: God’s words are better than hot chocolate sauce!

All: We know that God’s law brings health and salvation.

Leader: Come and let the living word dwell in your hearts,

Children: Hey! Pay attention! God’s word is good!

All: Shape our understanding according to your word O God,
Help us to live in line with your law.

October 10

Leader: Come on everyone, shout to the Lord with joy!

Children: The Lord our God is awesome!

All: Let all the earth shout praises to our God.
Leader: For He has kept us safe in difficult places,

Children: God trains us and tests us, and it is not easy.

All: He has led us through drought and dust,
And through fire and flood,
He brings us to a place of plenty.
God is good!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Oct 3

Leader: Commit your ways to the Lord and trust in Him.!

Children: Why should we? Naughty people seem to have more fun.

Leader: That’s a temporary situation.

All: Trust in the Lord and do good,
And He will see you right.

Leader: Be still before the Lord and wait for Him.

Children: We are going to enjoy being in God’s presence.

All: We will delight ourselves in the Lord,
We will put our hope in Him.

Sep 26

Leader: Come and live in the presence of the Most High.

Children: We trust in the Lord.

All: Surely He will save us from traps and sickness.

Leader: The Lord most High will surround you and protect you.

Children: God’s arms keep us safe!

All: The living God is with us in trouble,
He will deliver us from harm
And bring us into the fullness of salvation.

Sept 19

Leader: Help us O Lord, for we are in trouble.

Children: We are afraid that you are angry with us.

All: Forgive us for the sins of our parents,
Do not hold them against us.

Leader: Help us O God our Savior

Children: We need you. Only you can save us.

All: Help us O God our Savior.
Forgive our sins and deliver us.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sept 15

Leader: Some people say there is no God.
Children: That’s silly.
People: Those with understanding will seek the Lord.
Leader: The Lord is with us.
Children: The Lord is our hideout and our safe place.
People: The Lord is our light and our salvation.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sept 5, 2010

Leader: The Lord is here.

Children: The Lord is everywhere!

All: The Lord has searched our hearts.

Leader: The depth of God’s love for us is too vast for us to understand.

Children: God shaped us inside and out, and he did a great job.

All: We will praise you, for we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
The Lord God does all things well.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 29

Leader: Come, let us sing to the Lord.
Children: God rescued us! God set us free.
All: The Lord fills us with good things.
Leader: Listen! Follow the Lord! Don’t forget!
Children: Following God is like eating fresh bread, spread with real butter, and honey.
All: The Lord fills us with good things,
He alone satisfies our innermost being.
Thanks be to God!

August 22

Leader: We trust in the Lord God Almighty

Children: Lean in close, so you can hear what we say.

All: You are our rock and our salvation

Leader: Rescue us from the wicked, the unjust, and the cruel

Children: Even in tough times, you keep us going

All: From our childhood, you have been our hope and our trust
Let us praise the Lord together

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 18

Leader: Who may worship the Lord?

Children: Only those who obey God,
And do as they should,
Those who don’t tell lies,
And those who treat others well.

All: Those who do these things will never be shaken.

Leader: Who may live with God in the holy place?

Children: Those who show respect for all who worship the Lord
And those who always keep their promises.

All: Those who do these things will never be shaken.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

June 6

June 6
Leader: Do not be afraid. Do not worry.
Children: Even when things turn to custard,
All: The Lord Almighty is with us.
Leader: Come into the presence of God and be still.
Children: Shush! Shush! Shush!
All: The Lord Almighty is with us!

June 13

June 13
Leader: The Lord is our King and our God.
All: Early in the morning, we call upon your name.
Children: You always listen when we talk to you.
Leader: The Lord will not tolerate boasting, or lying or wickedness,
Children: You are not pleased with evil.
All: Yet we come because of your great love for us,
You are our King and our God.

June 20

June 20
Leader: Come, let us worship God who is our very life.
Children: But sometimes, we’re drowning.
All: Chaos calls to chaos,
to the tune of whitewater rapids.
Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers
crash and crush us.
Leader: Put your hope in God, our Rock.
Children: He is our life preserver
All: We trust in the promises of God,
For His love endures forever.
(from Ps 42)

June 27

June 27
Leader Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God?
Children: You’re the god that makes things happen.
All: With your mighty arm, you have redeemed us.
Leader: Keep telling the stories of God in action.
Children: Even the mighty sea ran away from you
All: Your ways are holy, and you have redeemed us.
You care for us like a shepherd.
June 20

August 15

August 15

Leader: System reset! Reboot! Install a new operating system!

Children: The system is wrong. It’s time for a new one.

All: The living God is a God of justice.

Leader: Defend the weak. Speak up for those who have no voice.

Children: We need to change the way we do things.

All: The Lord holds us all in the palm of his hand.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come.
Psalm 82

August 8

August 8
Leader: Come and worship the Lord on high!

Children: God sees everything and knows every thought.

All: The eyes of the Lord are on those who respect Him,
On those whose hope is in his unfailing love.

Leader: We wait in hope for the Lord

Children: He is our fuel and our safety belt,
He is our energy and our crash helmet.

All: May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord
Even as we put our hope in you.

Ps 33:12-22

August 1

Leader: Hear this, all you peoples;
listen, all who live in this world,

Children: All who are poor, all who are rich,
Those who are in, and those who are out,

All: Life is precious! Life is a gift from God.

Leader: Death is a reality we all must face.
Children: And Jesus Christ has been there and done that.

All: Our life is in Jesus Christ,
To Him be all glory and praise.

July 25

July 25

Leader: We will praise you with all our hearts, O God!

Children: You are loving and you are faithful

All: When we called, you answered us;
You made us bold and unafraid.

Leader: Let all the leaders praise you O Lord

Children: Even though the Lord is very great, he sees us!

All: The Lord will save us, and finish what he started,
Your love O Lord endures forever!
Psalm 138

July 18

Leader: Who may worship the Lord?

Children: Only those who obey God,
And do as they should,
Those who don’t tell lies,
And those who treat others well.

All: Those who do these things will never be shaken.

Leader: Who may live with God in the holy place?

Children: Those who show respect for all who worship the Lord
And those who always keep their promises.

All: Those who do these things will never be shaken.

July 11

July 11

Leader: To you O Lord, we lift up our souls,
In you we trust, O God.

Children: Do not let me be put to shame

All: No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame

Leader: Show us your ways, O Lord

Children: Teach us your paths

All: You are our God and our Saviour
Our hope is in you all day long and forever.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

July 4

Monday, April 12, 2010
July 4
July 4
Leader: Come and worship, people of God.
Children: It’s time to remember.
God has done heaps for us.
We should say thank you!
All: Our hearts will sing and not be silent,
We will give thanks and praise to the Lord our God.

Monday, April 12, 2010

May 23

Leader: Take a moment to think about what God has done.

Children: God makes huge whales and tiny plankton.

All: Your Spirit is active in creation

Leader: God sends His Spirit on his people too

Children: God does amazing stuff!

All: We will sing to the LORD all our days;
We will sing praise to our God as long as we live.

May 16

May 16

Leader: The Lord reigns based on righteousness and justice

Children: God is awesome, like lightening and volcanoes.

All: Light is shed upon the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.

Leader: The Lord our God is holy.

Children: He wants us to be holy too.

All: Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.
from Ps 97

13 May

13 May

Leader: May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face shine upon us,

Children: If you bless us, then everyone will know how great you are.

All: May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you.

Leader: May people from all nations come together
To celebrate and sing joyful songs

Children: You are in charge and you are always fair.

May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you.
(from Ps 67)

2 May

2 May
Leader: All of creation praises God our creator.

Children: Sun, moon and shining stars praise Him.

All: Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.

Leader: Birds and fish, wild animals and tame praise the Lord

Children: The biggest whale and the smallest bug praise God.

All: Every king and every ruler, all the nations,
Young and old, men and women,
Come, let us join with creation
And praise the Lord!
(from Ps148)

April 25, Anzac Day

April 25

Leader: Let us join together in worship.

Children: Our God is like a shepherd.

All: He gives us all we need,
For body, mind and spirit.

Leader: God is with us even when we cannot feel His presence.

Children: Even in the darkest places, we are not afraid.

All: Because God has called us to be His people,
We will praise His Name forever.
(from Ps 23)

April 18, 2010

April 18

Leader: Come, let us praise the Lord together!

Children: Our God is as strong as a mountain.

All: Jesus is our health and our salvation.
He has brought us from death to life.

Leader: Come, faithful people of God, let us sing.

Children: Sometimes bad things happen, but God wins in the end.

All: We may weep for a night,
But joy comes in the morning. Praise God!
(from Ps 30)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

First Sunday in Lent

Call to worship

Leader: Come, let us call upon the Lord

Children: God is our safe place

All: They who dwell in the shelter of the Most High
Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Leader: God is our refuge and our fortress

Children: When we cry out, God answers us

All: God is our refuge and our fortress.
Our God in whom we trust.

Monday, February 8, 2010

From ps 99, for Feb 14

Leader: Lift up the name of the Lord

Children: Our God is the King of Kings

All: The Lord reigns
Let the earth and all people say so.

Leader: Let us praise the Lord our God

Children: The Lord our God is Holy

All: You are with us
As you were with Moses and Aaron and Samuel.
You are faithful, and we praise your name together.

Monday, February 1, 2010

From Ps 138, for Feb 7

Call to worship
Leader: Come, let us worship God together.
Children: We will praise you from the bottom of our hearts
All: We will praise you in public and in private,
With our words and with our actions.
Leader: Come, let us rehearse our praise together,
Children: God is love, and God is faithful.
All: We will sing and pray together,
For God is mighty in deeds both great and small,
God knows kings, and cares for me,
Your love O Lord, endures forever.