Saturday, March 28, 2015
Easter Dawn Service B (5 April)
Bible Reading: John 21:1-23
About the Image:
Upper Left: Dawn on the Gippsland Lakes - taken from my front yard actually. Feel free to use this image and if you want to see more of the area, visit www.gippslandlakes.com. Paynesville is my closest town.
Upper Right: our dawn service cooking. Please feel free to use either of these images for worship or related activities.
Lower Left: A free image from church galleries - see my links column at left
Lower Right: a free image from Imagebank -see my links column at left.
Most of the resources here come from services from other years. This is such an intimate service linked so much to what we are seeing and experiencing around us that I feel it is unnecessary to change much from year to year. I usually only change the bible reading, the meditation and the reflection - the rest stays as is.
Have this service near a lake or beach if possible - if you live inland, then choose a high point - if you live inland on a plain then find a nice river - if you live inland on a plain in a desert (much of Australia) then you will have plenty of beautiful places to choose from.
Easter candle:Have a camp fire or a fire pot instead.
Prayer: Jesus We Greet You
Found in Stages on the Way by The Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1998, ISBN 1876357363, page 188 (pictured at right).Prayer: Lord God, Early in the MorningFound in Stages on the Way, as above, page 184.
Poem/Meditation: Come Share a Damper With Me
Found in A Bloke called Jesus by Pro Hart and Norman Habel, Rigby, 1982, ISBN 0727017586, page 46 (pictured at left)
Response Activity: Cook enough fish and damper or middle eastern flat bread for everyone over your open fire .