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The related readings for this Sunday are:

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

We have chosen the theme:  The nativity story

The second service  readings for this Sunday are:

Zechariah 2:10-13
Psalm 113
Luke 1:39-55

We have chosen the theme:  Mary's Song


Arrow Worship

Introduction

O Little Town of Bethlehem As an opening video we are offering "O Little Town of Bethlehem" sung by Annie Lennox.  Download Sample.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme. 
Light of the world We offer a video for reflection using – "Light of the world"  by Tim Hughes - 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 with words to use to lead singing or to help the hard of hearing.
From the sunrise to the sunsetWe also offer “From the sunrise to the sunset“ by Paul Field which is based on Psalm 113 - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using . Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

There is a version of this with words to use as a reading or to help the hard of hearing. PRS Licence LE-0014823
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 prayer of praise
A prayer of praise

A prayer of confession
A prayer of confession
The prayers in this section are also in a PDF file - Download

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

Light of the world Light of the world,  STF 175, SOF 1419, MP 1086, TS 1406

Available as a full video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Tim Hughes, © 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.
Your love is amazing Your love is amazing, STF 98, TS 1096, KS 803, SOF 1676, MP 1143

Available as a video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Brenton Brown, © 2000 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire), 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.
Away in a manger Away in a manger, HP 94, STF 191, SOF 36, MP 47, JP 12, RAS 146, CP 45, TS 36, KS 15

Available as a video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by  J. T. McFarland. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
 It was on a starry night It was on a starry night, STF 206, SOF 1365, JP 396, KS 571

Available as a video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Joy Webb © Salvationist Pubishing & Supplies, Adm Song Solutions CopyCare. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
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-0014823. 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.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talks

Children's talk
For children there is the story of Sarah who is chosen to play Mary in the church nativity play  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age service that is based around a spontaneous nativity play.   - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 A band of angels A band of angels, Words, Sheet Music

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. 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.
A special star A special star,  STF 223

Available as a video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Lynda Masson, © 1995 Stainer & Bell Ltd. 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 a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Eric Boswell. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
For God so lovedFor God so loved, KS 464

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: © John Hardwick 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 1:26-38 Luke 1:26-38 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Mary's Video Diary Luke 1:26-38 is offered as Mary's Video Diary from a Just Worship video - Download - Sample
Street Bible Nativity Luke 1:26-38 is also offered in part of the Street Bible Nativity from a Just Worship video - Download - Sample
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion My song shall be always of the loving-kindness of the Lord (Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26) -  Words

The words are copyright: From Common worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
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.  
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38
Luke 1:26-38

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that uses the raising of the Mary Rose as a way into the Romans passage -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Mary's best friend gets a call - Mary calls for help with packing for a trip to Aunty Elizabeth  - Download

By Dave Hopwood from Sketching out the Gospel - Joseph Proposes, Mary is Pregnant - Joseph proposes, but then has a shock - Download

Second Service:

Psalm 113Psalm 113 is offered as a  Lectionary Video - Sample
From the sunrise to the sunsetWe also offer “From the sunrise to the sunset“ by Paul Field which is based on Psalm 113 and has words - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using . The words are copyright: Paul Field, © Song Solutions Daybreak. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Luke 1:46b-55 isLuke 1:46b-55 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Luke 1:46b-55Luke 1:46b-55 is offered as a Just Worship video - Download - Sample
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord (Magnificat)My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord (Magnificat), STF 793

The words are copyright: From Common Worship, © The  Archbishops Council, 2000, 2005. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
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.

Zechariah 2:10-13
Zechariah 2:10-13
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.  
Luke 1:39-55
Luke 1:39-55

A talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores Mary's visit to Elizabeth and the Magnificat -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:


Tell out my soul Tell out my soul, HP 86, STF 186, RAS 740, CP 362, SOF 520, MP 631, TS 471, JP 229

Available as a full video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Timothy Dudley Smith, © 1961 Oxford University Press. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
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 a backing track - 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 scheme.
Born in the night Born in the night, HP 95, STF 193, RAS 188, SOF 1194, MP 62, JP 313

Available as a video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Geoffrey Ainger, © 1964 Stainer & Bell Ltd. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Here is love - the prophet's promiseHere is love - the prophet's promise, Words

Available as a video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: © 2010 Andrew Pratt. 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 post-communion prayer 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 post-communion prayer 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

O come, all ye faithful O come, all ye faithful,  HP 110, STF 212, RAS 160, CP 62, SOF 408, MP 491, JP 176, TS 380, KS 665

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by John Francis Wade and others.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night While shepherds watched their flocks by night,  HP 120, STF 221, RAS 155, TS 1059, KS 782, CP 76, SOF 602, MP 764, JP 285

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.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
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.
Fill your hearts with joy and gladnessFill your hearts with joy and gladness, SOF 717, MP 147, JP 339

Available as a video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: © Timothy Dudley-Smith in Europe and Africa. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report


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