How often do we struggle to include all of our worshiping community? It is why we have traditionally scheduled in 8 AM and later service, one with music and one without. In many places there are also efforts to include families with small children in their own service — one which provides the sense of freedom for movement and conversation.
Some of my favorite times of worship are on high holy days, when we are all put together in one large service. Often we hear — “we didn’t realize there were so many children in this parish!”. It is a good thing to realize this — experiencing the whole family can be quite inspiring.
But inspiration comes in many ways. A variety of services meets the need to be a welcoming community. The article above shares such a service. May it be inspiration for your own liturgical planning!