Taking Flight Lectionary Resource
Taking Flight provides a nest full of fresh and interesting ideas able to be adapted to a variety of worship and church settings. As a resource Taking Flight seeks to highlight the applications of the weekly lectionary passages in an up to date, current way, to our world and our communities. Useful for the professional or layperson planning community worship or for the individual for personal reflection.
Taking Flight is delivered via Substack and can be accessed by receiving a weekly email, logging into the Substack website or downloading the Substack app from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple).
We offer a two week trial period when signing up direct through our Substack website. https://takingflight.kererupublishing.com
All paid subscribers or those on a free trial period will receive an email and/or access every Tuesday at 5am NZT. Each weekly resource is sent in advance of three Sundays before the Sunday for which it's written.
Available from this site
12 months single user - $85 (NZD) per year - Available for purchase from our Kereru website. Annual renewals are managed via Substack and can be renewed and paid via Substack, paid via our website or send an email to us requesting an invoice.
Other subscripton options available from our Substack website
Free trial period - Use this link for a two week trial period
1 month single user - Use this link to pay monthly at $10 (NZD) per month
12 months single user - Use this link to pay annually $85 (NZD) per year
12 months group subscription (4 or more) - Use this link to receive 50% discount per person. Instructions on managing group subscriptions can be viewed here. You can upgrade to a group subscription at any time and manage your group subscribers yourself. If you have problems or questions adding group members please contact us.
The following packages are included with all annual plans. To access these on a casual basis subscribe to a monthly subscription period or start your annual subscription in time to receive the following.
Advent/Christmas - Includes resources for the four Sundays of Advent as well as an extra issue for Christmas Day. Published and emailed two weeks prior to the date of each worship date. Access to the full resource will then also be available on the Substack website.
Lent/Easter - Includes weekly resources for the eight Sundays beginning the Sunday before Lent through to Easter Sunday. Includes extra issues for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Published and emailed two weeks prior to the date of each worship date. Access to the full resource will then also be available on the Substack website.
Season of Creation - Includes resources for the five Sundays beginning September to first Sunday in October. Published and emailed two weeks prior to the date of each worship date. Access to the full resource will then also be available on the Substack website.
About the Author
Andrew Gamman's desire is to provide easy to use suggestions about how the applications could be used in a worship service or study group. His style is down to earth, accessible and widely valued. Prior to writing Taking Flight, Andrew wrote a weekly lectionary resource called '10 Minutes on a Tuesday' for the Methodist Church of New Zealand between 2010 and 2014. This resource was widely used in New Zealand and across the world, particularly in the Methodist denomination. 'Taking Flight' came about as a result of enquiries from people all over the world, who wanted to receive Andrew's weekly lectionary resources on an ongoing basis.
Author: Andrew Gamman
Taking Flight is a comprehensive source for jump starting my weekly liturgy and reflection. Love it! - Rev. Clarinda E. Crawford, United Methodist, U.S.A.
Looking for some fresh ideas to build on for worship? Try taking flight, to help you develop your ideas. - Rev Dion Blundell, Papakura Anglican, Auckland, New Zealand
Taking Flight is such a handy resource to have, I thoroughly recommend it especially for those new to planning Services. Joan. Stokes Valley Uniting Church. Methodist/Presbyterian.
What a great resource for preachers and worship leaders! Taking Flight has made an excellent contribution to the growth and health of the many Local Shared Ministry congregations in our diocese. – Chris Harris, Anglican Diocese, Auckland, New Zealand
I have been receiving your resource for a few years now and have always found it thoughtful, helpful and stimulating. - John, Mangere East Baptist Church, Auckland, New Zealand
Great new thoughts on the weekly lectionary readings which are a wonderful help when preparing services etc. - Barbara (Opunake Co-op Parish), New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Taking Flight is a great resource for leading worship and other contexts with plenty of food for thought and ideas that you can pick up when preparing for a Sunday service. - Jessica, Wesley Broadway Palmerston North Methodist Parish, Manawatu, New Zealand
I would highly recommend this website it has provided innovative ideas to progress local mission. The latest used being the advent meditation services. I used these to open the church on a Sunday evening. Only two or three from the church attended but fellowship was found from others attending, some who had not entered a church for over 20 years, drawn by the idea of meditation at this time. Time with God set aside from our busy-ness in a place of quiet. I also set up a labyrinth walk in conjuction with this service. - Rev. Felicity Smith, South Kaipara Anglican/Methodist, New Zealand
It is a privilege for me to write recommending ‘Taking Flight’ to you. I don’t like to admit that I find sermon prep hard. Sunday is always looming and sitting at my desk on a Tuesday morning is not my favourite thing to do. Andrew and Caroline have this resource especially for me. They help stimulate my thinking and my creativity and help focus my thoughts as I prepare to deliver God’s word to God’s people. I don’t always even go along with their thinking (mostly I do) but it puts me on the path. The additional resources for those special times get used regularly in our parish and I appreciate those especially because I am not capable nor do I have the time to come up with them myself. So a very big thanks to you both – you keep me on the straight and narrow. - Anne, New Zealand