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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm 126
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28


We have chosen the theme:  Being a good witness

The second service readings for this Sunday are:

Malachi 3:1-4, 4:1-6
Psalm 68:1-8, (9-20)
Philippians 4:4-7
Matthew 14:1-12

We have chosen the theme:  Cleaning up the mess


Arrow Worship

Introduction

Psalm 126 As an opening video we are offering "Psalm 126" by The 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 use to as a reading or to help the hard of hearing.
Everlasting God" We offer a video for reflection using – "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (Everlasting God)" by Brenton Brown and Ken Riley - DownloadSample

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

This video is used in the prayers for others.

There is a version of this with words to use to lead singing or to help the hard of hearing.
Welcome, King of kings We also offer  "Welcome, King of kings"  by Noel Richards -  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 in the offertory prayers.
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

God of glory, we exalt Your Name God of glory, we exalt Your Name, SOF 137, MP 191, TS 130

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: David Fellingham, © 1982 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.
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath, HP 439, STF 79, CP 473, RAS 734MP 320

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: Isaac Watts. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
I will give you praise I will give You praise, SOF 270, MP 309

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: Tommy Walker, © 1985 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.
 Into the darkness of this world
Into the darkness of this world,  STF 173, SOF 821

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: Maggie Dawn, © 1993 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 peace that guards my heartYou are the peace that guards my heart, TS 1652

The words are copyright: Don Harris, © 1990 Integrity Music, Adm. by Kingswaysongs  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 an exercise about being a good witness  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age address that uses the story of John the Baptist to develops the theme of being a good witness.   - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 We are a new generation We are a new generation,  KS 747

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

The words and video are copyright: © 2000 John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
May my praise be sung with feeling May my praise be sung with feeling, KS 654

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Ian and Irene Smale, © 1987 Thankyou Music .Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Many years ago when the world had just begun Many years ago when the world had just begun

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

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

Animations by Malcolm Evans.
My RockMy Rock, KS 259

And as an animated video with backing track - Download - Sample

It would be a good idea to divide the congregation in some way and have one group sing the main line and the other the echo (in red).

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Judy Mackenzie-Dunn, © 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 61:1-4,8-11 Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Psalm 126 Psalm 126 is available as a video by the 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 and declare its use on your CCLI report.

This is the version with words to use as a reading or to help the hard of hearing.
John 1:6-8, 19-28 John 1:6-8, 19-28 is covered by The Visual Bible, John - Sample
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion (Psalm 126) -  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 61:1-4, 8-11
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm 126
Psalm 126
This week's readings are from the NIV

Reflection by
Rev’d Canon Dr Stephen Dawes -  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 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28
John 1:6-8, 19-28

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores John's account of John the Baptist being a witness to Jesus -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - What's in the news? - The panel are a challenged by the "spot the old one out" question  - 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 14:1-12Matthew 14:1-12 is available on the Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered (Psalm 68.1-8,9-20) Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered (Psalm 68.1-8,9-20), Words

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, 4:1-6
Malachi 3:1-4, 4:1-6
Psalm 68:1-8, (9-20)
Psalm 68:1-8, (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.  
Philippians 4:4-7
Philippians 4:4-7

Matthew 14:1-12
Matthew 14:1-12

A talk:

A Talk
There is a narrative sermon given by the cleaner after the feast featuring Salome's dance and the demise of John the Baptist -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:


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.
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (Everlasting God) Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (Everlasting God), STF 89, SOF 2034, TS 2054

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: Ken Riley & Brenton Brown, © 2005  Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
This is the Baptist unkempt and yet ready This is the Baptist unkempt and yet ready, 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 and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Best of all is God is with usBest of all is God is with us, STF 610

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 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

The prayer for others makes use of "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (Everlasting God)" and the offering prayer makes use of "Welcome, King of kings".

Make sure that you download both the video and 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 prayer of thanksgiving 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 prayer of thanksgiving 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

Summer suns are glowing Summer suns are glowing, HP 361, RAS 120

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 William Walsham How.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
God’s Spirit is in my heart God’s Spirit is in my heart, HP 315, STF 404

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:  Hubert J. Richards & Alan Taylor Dale, ©  Kevin Mayhew LtdPlease do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Lord, You promised if we speak in faith Lord, You promised if we speak in faith, TS 1978

The words are copyright: Matt Osgood, © RESOUNDworship.org, Adm The Jubilate Group and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report
I am not ashamed to belong to JesusI am not ashamed to belong to Jesus, SOF 199 

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: John Pantry, ©  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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Year B

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Advent 3
December 17th - Being a good witness & Cleaning up the mess

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December 24th - The nativity story & Mary's Song

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December 25th - Pass the parcel

Christmas 1
December 31st - Waiting rewarded & Preparing a Messiah

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