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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7,18-19
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12


We have chosen the theme: The promise for all in the scriptures 

The second service readings for this Sunday are:

1 Kings 18:17-39
Psalm 11
John 1:19-28

We have chosen the theme: You're playing with the big boys now
 

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

Arrow Worship

Introduction

Ancient Words
We offer a video for reflection using  "Ancient Words" sung by Robin Mark and written by Lynn DeShazo  - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Trees We offer a video for reflection using  "The Pastoral Symphony" by Beethoven - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

This video is used by the prayers for others
O God of burning, cleansing flame We offer a video for reflection using  "O God of burning, cleansing flame" by William Booth, Apt Lex Loizides - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

This video is also available with words to lead singing or help the hard of hearing.
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

Thanks  to God, whose Word was spoken
Thanks  to God, whose Word was spoken, HP 483,  RAS 319, CP 584

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: R.T. Brooks, © 1954 Hope Publishing Company and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is in you
Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is in you, SOF 480, MP 572, TS 438

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, © 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.
Father, we adore You, You've drawn
Father, we adore You, You've drawn,  SOF 101, MP 140, TS 102

The words are copyright: Carl  Tuttle, © 1982 Mercy, Vineyard  Publishing , 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.
 Father in heaven, how we love You
Father in heaven, how we love You, SOF 96, MP 135, TS 96

The words are copyright: Bob Fitts, © 1985 Scripture in Song, Adm Maranatha! Music, permission applied for. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
These are the days of Elijah These are the days of Elijah, SOF 1047, MP 1012, TS 503, KS 734

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

The backing track is distributed usingPRS Licence LE-0014823 . The words are by Robin Mark, © 1996 Song Solutions Daybreak. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

children's address 
There is a story about Mary Jones and her bible - Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download
all age address
There is also an all age address that looks at John the Baptist's preaching and the impact it had on people - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


Songs:

The Word of the Lord 
The Word of the Lord

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  © John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
For I'm building a people of power
For I'm building a people of power,  SOF 111, MP 151, TS 109, JP 47, KS 61

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 Richards, © 1977 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
There's a place waiting for me
There's a place waiting for me, KS 260

The words are copyright: Alan J. Price, © 1998 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.
Get ready Get ready

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: © 2003 Bryson Smith & Philip Percival 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

The related readings:

Matthew 3:1-12
Matthew 3:1-12 is available on a Lectionary Video - Sample
Matthew 3:1-12
Matthew 3:1-12 is available on The Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
Give the king your judgements, O God, (Psalm 72:1-7,18-19
Give the king your judgements, O God, (Psalm 72:1-7,18-19), 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 11:1-10
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7,18-19
Psalm 72:1-7,18-19
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 3:1-12
Matthew 3:1-12

Reflection by Rev'd John Staton  - Download

Talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that explores promises made by the prophets -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketch:

By Ann Bossingham: Reactions to John the Baptist : Very different reations from Simeon the Pharasee and Daniel the Shepherd - Download

The second service readings

John 1:19-28
John 1:19-28 is available on The Visual Bible - John - Sample
In the Lord have I taken refuge (Psalm 11)
In the Lord have I taken refuge (Psalm 11), 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.



1 Kings 18:17-39
1 Kings 18:17-39

Psalm 11
Psalm 11

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.  

John 1:19-28
John 1:19-28


Reflection by Rev'd Tony Buglass  - Download

Talk

A Talk
There is a sermon that explores Elijah's experience on Mount Carmel  -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:


Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Come, Thou long expected Jesus, HP 81, STF 169, RAS 138, MP 102, CP 24

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. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
God is working His purpose out
God is working His purpose out, HP 769, RAS 573, CP 444, SOF 135, MP 189, JP 57, TS 128

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Arthur Ainger. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
God has spoken - by His prophets
God has spoken - by His prophets, HP 64, STF 157, MP 831

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: George Wallace Briggs, © 1953. Renewed 1981, The Hymn Society, Adm. Hope Publishing Company and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry, HP 84, STF 182, RAS 134, CP 34, MP 538, JP 186

Also 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 Coffin, tr John Chandler. 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 a video to accompany the prayers for others (above)

Please ensure that you download both the video and the PowerPoint files and always keep them in the same folder.
An offering prayer
An offering prayer
A blessing
A blessing


Other Resources:

At the breaking of the bread
The Magnificat 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 confession 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

An army of ordinary people
An army of ordinary people, SOF 20, MP 32, TS 20

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 Bilbrough, © 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.
Wild and lone the prophet’s voice
Wild and lone the prophet’s voice, STF  189

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright Carl P. Daw Jr, © 1989 Hope Publishing Company 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-0014823. 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.
O God of burning, cleansing flame O God of burning, cleansing flame, SOF 955, MP 1004, TS 386

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: William Booth, Apt Lex Loizides, © 1994 Thankyou Music 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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