Olympic liturgy launched ahead of games
Worship material focusing on the Summer Olympic Games has been created and launched for churches from across the denominations focusing on 'faith fitness'.
The resources feature in the latest edition of Roots magazine.
Under a new project director, Liz Marsh, Roots resources include a check-list to encourage worshippers to get 'faith-fit'.
Included is a service outline on the theme of 'A fit body' and children's activities on 'Getting fit for faith'.
Roots is a lectionary-based resource for Churches of all denominations. As well as two bimonthly magazines - 'Roots Children and Young People' and 'Roots Worship', there is a companion web site.
Reflections and prayers are added to Roots on the Webin quick response to topical events. Ahead of the Olympics, online subscribers can download adaptable prayers, readings, activities and sermon outlines.
Liz Marsh was previously commissioning editor for SPCK. She succeeds Hamish Bruce, who has moved on to the Anglican mission agency, the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
Roots is a joint Churches' initiative and is supported by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and a number of Churches and church publishers. Working as part of CTBI's family of agencies, it aims to serve the whole Christian spectrum. With around 15,000 subscribers, the publication has become a vital support for worship leaders, preachers, children's workers and youth leaders who follow the three-year lectionary based on the Revised Common Lectionary (with Common Worship variations from Advent 2004).
The Olympic Games are to be held from 13 to 29 August.