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Season of Creation- Wilderness (21 Sep 2014)

 A collection of videos to go with Wilderness Sunday.

 [[DOWNLOADING THE VIDEOS]]  If you dont have a video download manager, you can right click on the video and "save video url."  Then visit a site like http://keepvid.com and paste the url into the text box.  You will then be able to choose a download format. 

 

SERMON/MESSAGE

Sue Kaldor from New River Leadership reflects on why Wilderness is so important for our faith, and in the scriptures.  There are questions to go with it here

 

CHURCH STORY

Embracing an opportunity to leave everything they know to hike for 10 days through challenging terrain, these boys find themselves unexpectedly facing their demons. Filmmaker Joshua Wyatt journeys alongside the boys as a fellow-trekker, capturing the unique physical and emotional challenges that each boy experiences. The wisdom and insight they gain is truly inspiring. Take this journey with these Bidwill boys and see how they grow with every step of their pilgrimage. Let them speak to you and challenge your sense of direction.

  

 

ALL AGES TALK

We dont have a video for this week, but you could try the story from the original SoC website.

 

 

 

EXTRA MUSIC

Sinead O’Connor- “ I do not want what I haven’t got.”  (youtube).  The visuals wont help, so blank the screen.  Or download audio from itunes. Alternatively, you could just download the lyrics and read some of them.In worship I often edit out the “bluebird” verse 

 

 

Joel 1:8-10,17-20
Psalm 18:6-19
Romans 8:18-27
Matthew 3:13 – 4:2 or Mark 1:9-13

 

READINGS 

 
 
 
 Jesus baptised and led into wilderness.  (in Mark the wild beasts are with him)

 

Questions from the sermon

 

DISCUSSION STARTERS

1. Remember an experience being in a wilderness. Share your experiences of this physical place.

2. Remember an experience of spiritual wildness. Share your experiences of this spiritual place.

3. Discuss the experience of wilderness for your congregation and what that means in relate to Sue’s message.

4. How does Sue’s reflection on wilderness become a part of our caring for those beyond the Christian community?

 

 

word document or pdf

 

LITURGY

Feel free to adapt.  
Other liturgies are also available from www.seasonofcreation.com