The Village Services are a series of seasonal acts of Worship which can be conducted without clergy leadership, and are designed not to use musical instruments; congregations can use them in under-resourced places with no sense of compromise, or in other contexts for a refreshing change. Recordings of the simple melodies used are available for you to download alongside the printed orders, and there will be no charge for any of this as it is a gift to the wider church from the Diocese of Lincoln, which has sponsored the compilation and copyright costs. One hymn in Harvest, and one in Holy Week require you to check your own copyright status and seek permission if need be - all clearly marked.
The work was undertaken by the Music Development department to serve our own rural churches.
The worship is designed to give a peaceful mood, and to remind the worshipper of Salvation history in the readings and prayers together with some material gleaned from the great liturgies of Holy Week and other times of the year. The use of movement within the building is critical to creating the right moods and people do gain a sense of progression from the ordinary to the sacred and back "out into the world to serve" from the shape of the worship.
The materials can be downloaded from here: http://www.singouthosanna.org/content/village-services
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