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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 1:68-79
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6

We have chosen the theme: The message of the Prophets

The second service readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 75
Luke 1:1-25


We have chosen the theme: Prepare the way of the Lord

Arrow Worship

Introduction

Prepare ye the way of the Lord As an opening video we are offering "Prepare ye the way of the Lord" from Godspell  -  DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
These are the days of Elijah We are also offering "These are the days of Elijah" by Robin Mark - Download  - Sample

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

There is a version of this with words to use to lead singing or to help the hard of hearing.
Prepare the way of the LordAs an opening video we are offering "Prepare the way of the Lord" by Dave Bilbrough.  Download Sample

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

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-0016631. 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.
Again and again Again and again, SOF 1152

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 Bilbrough, © 2002 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
You are the stone that the builders rejected You are the stone that the builders rejected, TS 1654

The words are copyright:  Robin Mark, © Integrity Music, Adm Kingswaysongs  and used with permission. 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 using PRS Licence LE-0016631. 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.
Praise to the God who clears the wayPraise to the God who clears the way, STF 183

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: © Jan Berry 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 there is the story of Michael who sets fire to the garden  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age interactive address that explores the role of prophets and their words - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Lord, I feel the heartbeat of Your love Lord, I feel the heartbeat of Your love, KS 634

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright:  Lynn Howson, © 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.
Every day if you go astray Every day if you go astray, JP 331

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright:  © Greg Leavers and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
O O O how good is the Lord O O O how good is the Lord, MP 532, JP 180

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: Anonymous, © Copyright Control. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
I'm getting to know God as my DadI'm getting to know God as my Dad, KS 146

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright:  Jim Bailey, © 1996 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 Word

Readings:

Luke 3:1-6 Luke 3:1-6 on Lectionary Video - Sample
the Miraclemaker John the Baptist's preaching is shown in the Miraclemaker - Sample
Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel (Benedictus) Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel (Benedictus), STF 792

The words are copyright: From Common Worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Malachi 3:1-4
Malachi 3:1-4
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. 
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6
Luke 3:1-6

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores the prophets and their words - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - His name is John -  Everyone has their own idea of what the baby should be callled - Download

From Sketching out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood - John the Baptist Begins His Ministry  - John the Baptist's preaching and the baptism of Jesus - Download



Second Service:

Isaiah 40:1-11Isaiah 40:1-11 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks (Psalm 75) We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks (Psalm 75), Words

The words are copyright:  From Common worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

Isaiah 40:1-11
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 75
Psalm 75
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. 
Luke 1:1-25
Luke 1:1-25

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores preparing for the coming of Jesus - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:


A ragged, rugged, honeyed rogue A ragged, rugged, honeyed rogue, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Andrew Pratt, © 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.
I cannot tell, why He, who angels worship I cannot tell, why He, who angels worship, HP 238, SOF 205, MP 265, STF 350, RAS 265, CP 54TS 199

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are by William Fullerton. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
The holly and the ivy The holly and the ivy, HP 88

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Emily Chisholm, © 1972 Stainer & Bell Ltd. and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Sing we the praises of the great forerunnerSing we the praises of the great forerunner, CP 234

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are by Paulus Diaconus
translated by Charles S Phillips. 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
An offering prayer
An offering prayer

A blessing
A blessing



Other Resources:

At the breaking of the Bread The prayers of 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 prayers 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, 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

Love divine, all loves excelling Love divine, all loves excelling, HP 267, STF 503, RAS 663, CP 516, SOF 377, MP 449, TS 343

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 and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Lord, for the years Your love has kept and guided Lord, for the years Your love has kept and guided, STF 470, CP 81, RAS 603,  TS 327, SOF 892, MP 428

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: © 1967 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.
Purify my heart Purify my heart, STF 508, SOF 475, MP 921, TS 436

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Brian Doerksen, © 1990 Mercy, Adm Vineyard Publishing and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Jesus calls us here to meet HimJesus calls us here to meet Him, STF 28

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: John L. Bell & Graham Maule, © 1989, 1998, WGRG, Iona Community and used with permission of the author. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.


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