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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7,17-19
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25

We have chosen the theme: Mary and Joseph

The related readings for this Sunday are:

1 Samuel 1:1-20
Psalm 113
Revelation 22:6-21
Luke 1:39-45
 
We have chosen the theme: God's in it for the long haul

Arrow Worship

Introduction

Hey Joe
We offer a video for reflection of "Hey Joe" written and sung by Mike Rayson  - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Psalm 80
We also offer a video for reflection using "Psalm 80" by the Sons of Korah  - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
"From the rising of the sun" by Paul Deming
We also offer a video for reflection using "From the rising of the sun" by Paul Deming  - DownloadSample

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 video with words to lead singing and 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

Now I know there's a better way
Now I know there's a better way, TS 1999

The words are copyright: © 2006 Marty Sampson,  Hillsong 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.
You laid aside your majesty
You laid aside your majesty, SOF 633, MP 795, TS 60

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Noel Richards, © 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.
Good news, good news, to you we bring
Good news, good news, to you we bring, STF 201, SOF 739

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, ©  1988 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.
 Immanuel, O Immanuel
Immanuel, O Immanuel, SOF 233, MP 326, TS 219

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, 1988 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.
From the rising of the sun (Deming),
From the rising of the sun (Deming),  SOF 121, TS 1215, MP 163, JP 49

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: Paul Deming, © 1976 Integrity 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

Talk

children's address 
There is a children's story told by Joseph's donkey - Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download
all age address
There is also an all age address that looks at Joseph's reaction to the news that Mary has for him - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


Songs:

Come on and celebrate 
Come on and celebrate, STF 44, SOF 73, MP 99, TS 75, JP 325, KS 34

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:  Dave Bankhead, &Trish Morgan, © 1984 Thankyou Music Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Little Donkey
Little Donkey, Words

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: © Eric Boswell and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy, SOF 1050, JP 251

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are anonymous. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah, JP 67

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are anonymous, © Copyright Control. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

Arrow Word

The Releated Readings:

Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew 1:18-25 is available as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew 1:18-25 is available as a video reading of the Street Bible from  Just  Worship - Christmas and Easter - Download  - Sample
Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew 1:18-25 is available on The Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew 1:18-25 is also covered by "Joseph's Song" from Just Worship - Christmas and Easter - Download - Sample
Psalm 80
Psalm 80 by the Son's of Korah (with words) - Download - Sample
Hear, O Shepherd of Israel (Psalm 80.1-7,17-19)
Hear, O Shepherd of Israel (Psalm 80.1-7,17-19), Words

The words are copyright:  From Common Worship, © The  Archbishops Council, 2000, 2005 and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Isaiah 7:10-16
Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7,17-19
Psalm 80:1-7,17-19
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 1:18-25
Matthew 1:18-25

Reflection by Rev'd John Staton  - Download

Talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that explores Mary and Joseph's experience and how it impacts today -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

From  Sketching Out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood:  Joseph Proposes, Mary is Pregnant -  Joseph is about to propose, but May has a shock for him - Download


By Ann Bossingham: Joseph gets a visit : A stranger visits Joseph in his workshop - Download

The Second Service Readings:

Praise the Lord (Psalm 113)
Praise the Lord (Psalm 113), STF 827   

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 and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

1 Samuel 1:1-20
1 Samuel 1:1-20

Psalm 113
Psalm 113

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 22:6-21
Revelation 22:6-21

Luke 1:39-45
Luke 1:39-45

Reflection by Rev'd Tony Buglass  - Download

Talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that explores God's plan involving Hannah, Mary and Eliabeth -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


Songs:

The Angel Gabriel from heaven came
The Angel Gabriel from heaven came, HP 87, STF 187, RAS 139, CP 242

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Sabine Baring-Gould. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
A virgin most pure, as the prophets to tell
A virgin most pure, as the prophets to tell,  HP 93

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are anonymous. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
God is with us, Joseph heard it
God is with us, Joseph heard it, 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: © 2010 Andrew Pratt and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
He came to earth in poverty
He came to earth in poverty, STF 246

The words are copyright:Martin Leckebusch, © 2000 Kevin Mayhew Ltd 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
An offering prayer
An offering prayer
A blessing
A blessing


Other Resources:

At the breaking of the bread
The 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.
All Included
TheThanksgiving 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

Before you open Christmas cards
Before you open Christmas cards, Words, Sheet music

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 R Keeston and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, STF 198, SOF 83, MP 121

The words are copyright: Bob McGee, © 1976 C A Music, 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.
On a dark night
On a dark night, SOF 1992

The words are copyright: Paul Oakley, © 2007 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Through all the changing scenes of life
Through all the changing scenes of life, HP 73, RAS 685, SOF 1566, MP 702, STF 638, CP 604

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Nahum Tate & Nicholas Brady. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.


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