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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalm 148
Hebrews 2:10-18
Matthew 2:13-23
(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme: A human like us
 


Arrow Reflection

by Rev'd John Staton  - Download

Arrow Worship

Introduction

In the bleak mid-winter
We offer a video for reflection of "In the bleak mid-winter" written by Christina Georgina Rossetti and sung by Annie Lennox  - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Meekness and Majesty
We offer a video for reflection of  “Meekness and Majesty” by Graham Kendrick  - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Psalm 148
We offer a video for reflection of "Psalm 148" by the Sons of Korah  - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

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

Joy to the world
Joy to the world, HP 77, STF 330, CP 57, RAS 135, SOF 314, MP 393, TS 305

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. The words are by  Isaac Watts. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Like a candle flame
Like a candle flame, STF 176, SOF 891, MP 420, TS 32

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647.  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.
Meekness and majesty
Meekness and majesty, STF 362,  SOF 390, MP 465, TS 353, KS 656

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647.  The words are copyright Graham Kendrick © 1986 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.
 What child is this, who, laid to rest
What child is this, who, laid to rest, RAS 170, CP 74, SOF 1595, MP 749

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. The words are by  William Chatterton Dix. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

The story of the little spider
There is the story of the little spider, the cave and the baby Jesus - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

All age talk
There is an all age talk that looks at the dependancy and vulnerability of God in Jesus - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 
One more to count, Words  (Awaiting consent)

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. The words are copyright: Eileen & Alan Simmons, © 2001 Alan Simmons Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Mary had a baby, yes, Lord
Mary had a baby, yes, Lord, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. The words are an Anonymous Spiritual. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Girls and boys, leave your toys, make no noise
Girls and boys, leave your toys, make no noise, JP 344

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. The words are copyright: Malcolm Sargent, © 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.

Arrow Word

Readings:

Matthew 2:13-23
Matthew 2:13-23 is available on the Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
From the inside
Matthew 2:13-23 is covered by "From the inside" from Just Worship 2 - Christmas and Easter  - Download - Sample
Psalm 148
Psalm 148 is available on Lectionary Video A1 - Sample
Isaiah 63:7-9
Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalm 148
Psalm 148
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 2:13-23
Matthew 2:13-23

Talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that uses "Coming to America" to help us see some aspects of Jesus' ministry -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Joseph gets another visitor - The angel comes to see Joseph again in a dream  - Download


Songs:


Where is this stupendous stranger
Where is this stupendous stranger, RAS 174, CP 75

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647. The words are by Christopher Smart. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
Behold the great creator makes
Behold the great creator makes, RAS 171, CP 46

The words are by Thomas Pestel. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
Holy child, how still you lie
Holy child, how still You lie, SOF 769, MP 236

The words are copyright: 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.


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 intercessions from At the Breaking of the bread for Christmas

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 donwload
All Included
The intercessions from All Included for Christmas

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. Now available as a download

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

This child, secretly comes in the night
This child, secretly comes in the night, SOF 1559, MP 690, TS 511, JP 480, KS 737,

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647.  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.
O little one sweet, O little one mild
O little one sweet, O little one mild, HP 111

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-007647.  The words are copyright  © Patrick Appleford and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
I heard the sound of voices
I heard the sound of voices, TS 1293

The words are copyright: Robin Mark, © 2004 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.


Arrow The Digital Hymnbook

These are new songs we have added to our own online collection of hymns and songs. You can see more at The Digital Hymnbook.

Song Author Books and links
From heaven above to earth I come
Martin Luther, tr Catherine Winkworth HP 100, RAS 154
God from on high has heard
Charles Coffin, tr James Woodford HP 102, RAS 176
God rest you merry, gentlemen Anonymous HP 103
On Christmas night all Christians sing Traditional, collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams, © 1919 Stainer & Bell Ltd. (CCLI) HP 115, MP 537, JP 441, RAS 153
On the eve of Christmas Bemba Song, tr Arthur Jones, © Copyright Control HP 116

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