World Day of Prayer

Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk


CD of the music for the Zimbabwe service

Two comments regarding the recording of the music CD for the Zimbabwe service.
1. The song ‘Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk’ has been recorded with an extra verse. This has occurred because an extra verse was sent by the International Office to WDP EWNI after the order of service had gone to print and before the music CD was recorded. If using the music CD in your service, let the verse be played as it is recorded for the congregation to listen to before the Prayer of Confession.

2. The instrumental ‘Let there be love’ has been recorded as one long track lasting 4 minutes. When using this track for the section on pages 7 and 8 in the order of service make sure the music is paused appropriately.

Erratum: Service booklet, page 16

Hymn Tune Sources
Let us praise God together, Songs of Fellowship, should read no 330 not 303

Hints for making sisal mats using garden twine

Knitted mat
Cast on 60 stitches using size 7 needles. Using garter stitch (every row knit) knit until mat measures about 6inches. Cast off

Round mat
Crochet a long chain and then stitch together with matching thread.
(Or you can use a pattern you have used previously)

Rectangular mat based on a place mat or stiff card
Cut lengths of twine at least three inches longer than your base (to create a fringe at each end of the mat)

Cover the base with PVA glue and lay the twine on top making sure that you cover the base. Apply another coat of PVA glue and leave to dry.  Trim the fringes if necessary.

Sisal plait

Add red, white and yellow wool so that one strand will be sisal and white, one sisal and yellow, and one sisal and red, to make a lovely mixed colour plait.