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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36


We have chosen the theme: Past, Present and Future

The second service readings for this Sunday are:

Joel 3:9-21
Psalm 9:1-8, (9-20)
Revelation 14:13-15:4
John 3:1-17

We have chosen the theme: The Saviour Jesus
Arrow Worship

Introduction

My Jesus, my Saviour As an opening video we are offering "My Jesus, my Saviour" by Darlene Zschech  -  DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

This is also available in a version with words to lead singing or to help the hard of hearing
Through days of rage and wonder As an opening video we are offering "Through days of rage and wonder" by Graham Kendrick - Download Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
"The price is paid" by  the Graham KendrickAs an opening video we are offering "The price is paid" by Graham Kendrick -  Download Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

There is also a version with words to lead singing or to help the hatrd of hearing
An Advent Liturgy by Peter Sheasby
An Advent Liturgy by Peter Sheasby

This is a set of 5 Advent liturgies based on a star travelling from the back of the church to the front and stopping off at various places on its journey. There is a reading, reflection and prayer for each Sunday on the journey. There are also extra stopping off places for a Carol Service and Midnight Communion

There are PowerPoint Slides - Download - and a booklet to print double sided and then folded - 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
A prayer of confession
A prayer of confession

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

My Jesus, my Saviour My Jesus, my Saviour, STF 363, SOF 937, MP 1003, TS 367, KS 257

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright:  Darlene Zschech, © 1993 Wondrous Worship, Adm Song Solutions Copycare and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Lord, I come, longing to know You Lord, I come, longing to know You, SOF 1425

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Geraldine Latty, © 2000 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, let us worship the King of kings Come, let us worship the King of kings,  SOF 1203, TS 1764

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Nathan Fellingham, © 2001 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
And he shall reign for ever And He shall reign for ever, SOF 655, MP 802, TS 22

Also available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright:  Graham Kendrick, © 1991 Make Way Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
The price is paidThe price is paid, SOF 540, TS 487

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright:Graham Kendrick,  © 1983 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talks

Children's talk
For children we explore preparing for Christmas  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age interactive address that explores Advent themes - 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-0016631. 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.
You made me to sing Your praises You made me to sing Your praises,  Animated Words, Sheet Music

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright:  Dave Godfrey, © 2007 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.
God is good, we sing and shout it God is good, we sing and shout it, SOF 132, MP 185, TS 124, JP 55, KS 74

Also available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Graham Kendrick, © 1985 Thankyou Music  and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report
A million stars are in the skyA million stars are in the sky, KS 10

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Karen Porter, © Little Misty Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Arrow Word

Readings:

Luke 21:25-36 Luke 21:25-36 on Lectionary Video - Sample
To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Psalm 25:1-10) To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Psalm 25:1-10), Words

The words are copyright: From Common Worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Jeremiah 33:14-16
This week's readings are from the NIV

Reflection by Rev'd Eric Potts
BA - Download

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. 
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36
Luke 21:25-36

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that attempts to unravel the gospel reading - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - The mystery worshipper -  The warning of a visit of the mystery worshipper causes great concern - Download

From Sketching out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood - The End of the World  - Jesus looks to the future with his disciples - Download



Second Service:

John 3:1-17John 3:1-17 is available on The Visual Bible - John - Sample

Sections of this video is very dark and probably will not project very well.
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.

Joel 3:9-21
Joel 3:9-21
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. 
Revelation 14:13-15:4
Revelation 14:13-15:4
John 3:1-17
John 3:1-17

Talks:

A Talk
There is a talk that looks at the incarnation and the gift of salvation - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:


Christ is surely coming bringing His reward Christ is surely coming bringing His reward, MP 75

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

The backing track is distributed using  The words are copyright: © Christopher Idle / Jubilate Group Ltd and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
O God, Thou art the Father O God, Thou art the Father, HP 52, RAS 73

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are by Columba of Iona, tr Duncan MacGregor. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme..
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-0016631. The words are by Charles Wesley. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Author of faith, eternal WordAuthor of faith, eternal Word, HP 662, STF 457, CP 381

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are by Charles Wesley. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.


Arrow Response

Prayers:
 
A prayer for others
A prayer for others

The prayers in this section are also in a PDF file -  Download

There is an alternative version of the prayers for others that incorporates "Jesus, remember me" (see below) - Download mp3.

You need to download both the PowerPoint file and the mp3 and always hold them in the same folder.

NB "Jesus, remeber me" is NOT covered by CCLI, to project you need a Calamus Licence
An offering prayer
An offering prayer

A blessing
A blessing



Other Resources:

At the breaking of the Bread The Confession 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 post communion prayers from All Included  for November.

All Included is a set of 16 all age communion liturgies. One for each month of the year and then Christmas, Easter, Trinity 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

Jesus, remember me Jesus, remember me, STF 777, SOF 875, TS 294

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: J. Berthier, © Ateliers et Presses de Taize, and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your Calamus report.

NB this is NOT covered by CCLI, to project you need a Calamus Licence
Day after day, I’ll search to find You Day after day, I’ll search to find You, SOF 1212, TS 1180

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Tim Hughes, © 2001 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
We lay our broken world We lay our broken world, STF 718

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright:  © Anna Briggs, c/o Iona Community and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report
Lord of the church, we pray for our renewing,Lord of the church, we pray for our renewing, SOF 1433, MP 442

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright©  1982 Timothy Dudley-Smith,  adm Oxford University Press and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.


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