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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44


The second service readings are:

Isaiah 52:1-12
Psalm 9:1-8(9-20)
Matthew 24:15-28

(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme: Jesus is returning, are you ready?

This Sunday is often close to World Aids Day

You can buy access to all these resources for as little as £3

Arrow Worship

Introduction

These are the days of Elijah
We offer a video for reflection using  "These are the days of Elijah" by Robin Mark  - DownloadSample

This is also available in a version with words to lead singing.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Down the mountain the river flows
We offer a video for reflection using  "Down the mountain the river flows" by Andy Park  - DownloadSample

This is also available in a version with words to lead singing.

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
How lovely on the mountains
We offer a video for reflection using  "How lovely on the mountains" by Leonard W. Smith  - DownloadSample

This is also available in a version with words to lead singing.

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
An Advent Liturgy
An Advent Liturgy by Rev'd Peter Sheasby based on a journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem

Available as PowerPoint Slides - Download

There are matching booklets available - Download - also in large print - Download

Prayers:


A call to worship
A call to worship
A prayer of approach
A prayer of approach
The prayers in this section are also in a PDF file - Download

A prayer of praise
A prayer of praise

Songs: The following songs could be used in this part of the service

These are the days of Elijah
These are the days of Elijah, SOF 1047, MP 1012, TS 503, KS 734

Available as a full video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Robin Mark, © 1996 Song Solutions Daybreak and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Make way, make way
Make way, make way, STF  264, RAS 141, SOF 384, MP 457, TS 349, JP 427, KS 249

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Graham Kendrick, © 1986 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
How lovely on the mountains
How lovely on the mountains, SOF 192, MP 249, TS 189, JP 84

Available as a full video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Leonard W. Smith © 1974, 1978 New Jerusalem Music, Adm Kingswaysongs.com and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
 Long ago, prophets knew
Long ago, prophets knew, HP 83, STF 178, CP 58, TS 867

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Fred Pratt Green, © 1971 Stainer & Bell Ltd. and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Lo, He comes with clouds descending Lo, He comes with clouds descending, HP 241, STF 177, RAS 656, CP 31, SOF 347, MP 424, TS 324

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Charles Wesley, Martin Madan & John Cennick . Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

children's address 
There is a story about the arrival of  Jenny's little brother - Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download
all age address
There is also an all age address that asks "Why is Jesus like a burglar?" and uses the sketch to tell us about being ready for his return - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


Songs:

 A child will be born to us
A child will be born to us, Words, Sheet Music

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Dave Godfrey, © 2005 Song Solutions Daybreak and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Colours of day
Colours of day, STF 167, MP 1039, TS 69, JP 28, KS 433, RAS 572, SOF 64

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Sue Mclellan, John Paculbo, Keith Rycroft,  © 1974 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Immanuel, God with us
Immanuel, God with us, Words

Available as a video with words and music -  Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Dave Blaylock, ©  2003 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Come, Lord Jesus, come
Come, Lord Jesus, come, STF 168

Available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:   Francesca Leftley, © 1986, Kevin Mayhew Ltd. and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Animations by Malcolm Evans.

Arrow Word

Readings:

Psalm 122
Psalm 122 is available as a Lectionary Video - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Romans 13:11-14
Romans 13:11-14 is available as Lectionary Video - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Matthew 24:36-44
Matthew 24:36-44 is available on The Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
I was glad when they said to me (Psalm 122)
I was glad when they said to me (Psalm 122), STF 831

The words are copyright: NRSV, © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
Isaiah 2:1-5
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Psalm 122
This week's readings are from the NIV

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.  
Matthew 24:36-44
Matthew 24:36-44

Reflection by Revd Sara P Cliff BSc BTH MTh PGCE - Download

1st service talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that explores how to be ready for the return of Jesus  -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

From Sketching out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood - The Return of the Son of Man - Download

And by Ann Bossingham: Making an appointment: Mr Jones gets a shock when a burglar phones to make an appointment to rob him - Download

Second Service:

Matthew 24:15-28
Matthew 24:15-28 is available on The Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with my whole heart (Psalm 9)
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with my whole heart (Psalm 9), Words

The words are copyright: From Common Worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.


Isaiah 52:1-12
Isaiah 52:1-12

Psalm 9:1-8(9-20)
Psalm 9:1-8,(9-20)

This week's readings are from the NIV

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.  
Matthew 24:15-28
Matthew 24:15-28

Reflection by Rev'd Tony Buglas - Download

Second service talk:


A second Talk
There is a sermon that explores Jesus' words about the destruction of Jerusalem and false Messiahs. Finally it looks at hope as expressed by Isaiah  -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


Songs:

There’s a light upon the mountains
There’s a light upon the mountains, HP 246, STF 188, MP 679

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Henry Burton. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.

The tune for the video is "Testament" by Ann Bossingham
Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes
Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes, SOF 154, HP 82, CP 27, STF 171, MP 210, RAS 137, JP 68

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Philip Doddridge. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
Down the mountain the river flows
Down the mountain the river flows, STF 377, SOF 703, MP 821, TS 83

Available as a full video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Andy Park, © 1996 Mercy, Adm Vineyard  Songs (UK/Eire) and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
The day of the Lord shall come
The day of the Lord shall come, RAS 637

The words are copyright: John Bell & Graham Maule, © 1987 WGRG, Iona Community and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.


Arrow Response

Prayers:


A prayer for others
A prayer for others

The prayers in this section are also in a PDF file -  Download
An offering prayer
An offering prayer
A blessing
A blessing


Other Resources:

At the breaking of the bread
The prayer of adoration from At the Breaking of the bread for Advent

At the Breaking of the Bread is a set of PowerPoint communion liturgies to match the Methodist Worship Book created for Methodist Publishing by the Family Friendly Churches Trust.
All Included
The prayer of adoration from All Included for December

All Included is a set of 16 all age communion liturgies. One for each month of the year and then Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and Covenant. There is also a Baptism/Dedication service. Each service is available as PowerPoint files and also PDF booklets for printing. Also includes a Baptism/Dedication service.

Songs:
The following songs could be used in this part of the service

O come, O come, Immanuel
O come, O come, Immanuel, HP 85, STF 180, RAS 126, CP 32, SOF 410, MP 493, JP 177

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Tr John Neale. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Go, tell it on the mountain
Go, tell it on the mountain, HP 135, MP 179, JP 65

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright © Geofrey Marshall-Taylor, permission applied for. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
What's that whisper, just the wind blow?
What's that whisper, just the wind blow? Words

The words are copyright © 2010 Andrew Pratt and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Send down the fire of Your justice
Send down the fire of Your justice,   STF 413, TS 1495

The words are copyright Marty Haugen, © 1989 GIA Publications Inc (Permission sought). Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your Calamus report.


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