Tear Down the Walls is a liturgy we began working on in the spring of 2017 when, surrounded by all the people calling for our country to “Build that wall!,” we were appalled. But like with so many things, as we began looking a little deeper and wrestling with this in discussions and prayer, we realized that building walls isn’t something new in our world. And it isn’t something that comes out of nowhere. We were struck by the realization that we are all building walls, all the time, and that no walls will come down until we acknowledge and confess our own complicity, our own investment in the walls between us.
This participatory liturgical gathering grew out of that understanding. Brought to life through reader’s theater, music, scripture, story, music and striking visuals, this experience is full of both lament and confession, and is meant to take participants on a journey to commit, with God’s help, to resist the wall-building inside us and around us...which is where we believe real hope can be found.
Tear Down The Walls resources for purchase:
1. Tear Down The Walls Full Liturgy: a pdf download of the entire liturgy script as well as notes and resources on how to create this experience in your space.
2. Music from the Liturgy: Includes MP3s of songs from Tear Down the Walls Liturgy. Including:
- Tear Down The Walls
- Forgive Us
- All Belong Here
- We Stand
- Room For Us All
3. Sheet Music from the Liturgy: Includes sheet music from Tear Down The Walls:
- "Tear Down The Walls" (key of D) Lead Sheet & Lyric/Chord chart
- "Forsaken" (key of D) Lead Sheet with vocal harmony
- "Forgive Us" (key of D) Lead Sheet, Piano/Vocal, and Lyric/Chord Chart
- "All Belong Here" (key of D) Lead Sheet with vocal harmony
- "We Stand" (key of D) Lead Sheet & Lyric/Chord Chart
- "We Are On This Earth To Love" Chant (key of G) Lead Sheet
We offer a sliding scale for pricing, hoping that this will allow churches to be able to afford what they need. If you are not a part of a church, or this doesn't fit your budget, feel free to choose the price that works best for you.
*This is a digital download. The download is available immediately after purchase.