Most of these resources are designed for use with the weekly scripture readings set in the Revised Common Lectionary (Copyright 1992 Consultation on Common Texts) and build on phrases, ideas and images from them. The scripture paraphrases and some of the seasonal resources use local imagery that may need to be reworked for use outside of Australia, but most of the weekly prayers could be used anywhere. Many of the resources you will find here have been warmly welcomed by ministers and scholars from most of the major Christian liturgical traditions and we've heard of them being used just about everywhere.


Permission to reproduce these materials for use in worship is freely granted. Acknowledgement is appreciated, and whenever it is indicated that these resources have drawn on the work of others, due acknowledgement is required.


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The next few weeks

  1. Start here to find resources for the coming week and the next few

Scripture paraphrase

  1. Aussie paraphrases of scripture lections listed by reference

Weekly archives

  1. Search for resources listed by their week of the lectionary

Seasonal Resources

  1. General resources for various seasons of the church year

Sermon Archives

  1. Texts and audio files for sermons preached at our church

Music Resources

  1. Liturgical music written in our church

Who is the LaughingBird

Introducing our church

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Welcome to LaughingBird Liturgical Resources — a gift to the wider Church from the South Yarra Community Baptist Church in Melbourne, Australia.