Courtesy of the Campaign for Real Liturgy ©, here is the Easter all-age opening we used at Trendlewood Church:
Leader: Alleluia. Christ is risen.
All: You say that every year.
Leader: You're supposed to say 'He is risen indeed, alleluia'.
All: No-one says 'alleluia' these days. You're so out of touch.
Leader: So what do you want to say?
All: Jesus is alive. Yeah!
All: No. We're not that trendy.
Leader: Big up to Jesus init?
All: Now you're being silly.
Leader: OK, you're in charge.
All: Let's just start with a moment of quiet.
It led into a very good, and well-observed time of silence. The Campaign for Real Liturgy is delighted to have its material stolen, adapted and unacknowledged. Which pretty much makes the whole © thing a waste of time eh?