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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8


We have chosen the theme:  Prepare the way

The second service readings for this Sunday are:

1 Kings 22:1-28
Psalm 40: (1-10) 11-17
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 11:2-11


We have chosen the theme:  John's Question


Arrow Worship

Introduction

Prepare the way of the Lord As 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-0014823. 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.
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-0014823. 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.
"Psalm 40" by Sons of KorahWe are also offering "Psalm 40" by Sons of Korah - Download  - Sample

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

There is a version of this with words to useas a reading or to help the hard of hearing.
Advent Liturgy An Advent Liturgy compiled by Rev'd Billy Slatter - Booklet - PowerPoint

The liturgy uses "Like a Candle Flame" by Graham Kendrick each week

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

Praise to the God who clears the way Praise 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-0014823. 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.
Prepare the way of the Lord Prepare the way of the Lord, SOF 1505

Also 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, © Thank you Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Come, now is the time to worship Come, now is the time to worship, STF 24, SOF 1205, MP 1040, TS 662, KS 436

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823.  The words are copyright:Brian Doerksen, © 1998 Vineyard Songs, Adm Kingswaysongs and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
 He has come to bring light into the darkness
He has come to bring light into the darkness,  TS 717

The words are copyright: Darrell Evans & Eric Nuzum, © 1999 Integrity’s Hosanna! 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.
I love to praise Your nameI love to praise Your name, SOF 1882

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

The backing track is distributed using .  The words are copyright: Noel Robinson, © 2000 Thank you Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.PRS Licence LE-0014823
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talks

Children's talk
For children there is the story of Billy preparing for the big hike - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age address that explores preparing for Christmas and then being ready in both the Old and New Testaments   - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Declare it in the north Declare it in the north, KS 444, John Hardwick's version with extra verse

Also 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: © 2001 John Hardwick 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 an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  © Greg Leavers.. 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.
The answer doesn't always happen in a minuteThe answer doesn't always happen in a minute, 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: Paul Field, © 1995 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.

Arrow Word

Readings:

Isaiah 40:1-11 Isaiah 40:1-11 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Lord, You were favourable to Your Land (Psalm 85) Lord, You were favourable to Your Land (Psalm 85),  STF 815

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. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Isaiah 40:1-11
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
This week's readings are from the NIV

Reflection by Rev’d Canon Dr Stephen Dawes -
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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.  
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8
Mark 1:1-8

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores being ready in the Old and New Testaments and then today -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Preparing for the Queen - The roads team get ready for the visit of the Queen  - Download

By Dave Hopwood from Sketching out the Gospel - John the Baptist Begins His Ministry - The preaching of John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus - Download

Second service:

Matthew 11:2-11Matthew 11:2-11 is available on The Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
Psalm 40Psalm 40 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Psalm 40Psalm 40 is also offered as a Sons of Korah video with words - Download - Sample
I waited patiently for the Lord (Psalm 40.1-11) I waited patiently for the Lord (Psalm 40.(1-10), 11-17), Words

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


1 Kings 22:1-28
1 Kings 22:1-28

Psalm 40: (1-10) 11-17
Psalm 40: (1-10), 11-17

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.  
Romans 15:4-13
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 11:2-11
Matthew 11:2-11

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores Jesus' response to John the Baptist's question -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

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.
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-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.
A ragged, rugged, honeyed rogue A ragged, rugged, honeyed rogue, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. 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.
Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comesHark, 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.

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 Commandments 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. Now available as a download
All Included
The prayers 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, 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. Now available as a download

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

Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding, CP 26

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 Edward Caswall.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme
The Kingdom of God The Kingdom of God, HP 139, STF 255, RAS 200, CP 591, MP 651

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Bryn Rees, © Alexander Scott. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
The Spirit of the Lord revealed The Spirit of the Lord revealed, RAS 311

Also 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, © 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 for a thousand tongues to singO for a thousand tongues to sing, HP 744, STF 364, CP 534, SOF 412, MP 496, RAS 285, TS 393

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 scheme.


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