IDEAS logo

IDEAS for Christmas 1 (Year B)

16.jpg 17.jpg 1.jpg


IDEAS

See our Current Resources

Buy any year's or quarter's
resources

Explore the different
Subscription Packages
for IDEAS

Our IDEAS Books
are now reduced to £10 each

All earlier resources are
in our Archive and
Comprehensive Index

We have a range of
Downloadable Products

There are over 2,000 songs in
The Digital Hymnbook


These are the resources on offer for Christmas 1 (Year B)

The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 148
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:22-40
(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme:  Waiting rewarded


Arrow Reflection
 
Written by Rev'd Dr Mike Bossingham (founder of the Family Friendly Churches Trust)  - Download

Arrow Worship

Introduction

You ride on the wings of the wind As an opening video we are offering "You ride on the wings of the wind" by Paul Field.  Download Sample.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. 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 LE-0013013. 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
A prayer of confession
A prayer of confession

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

You are the shout of the nations You are the shout of the nations, SOF 2166

The words are copyright: David Gate, © 2003 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
King of the ages King of the ages, SOF 1407, MP 1082, TS 1389

The words are copyright: Stuart Townend & Keith Getty, © Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Love songs from heaven are filling the earth Love songs from heaven are filling the earth, SOF 914, MP 1002, TS 884

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright Noel & Tricia Richards, © 1996 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
 O come, O come, Immanuel O come, O come, Immanuel, HP 85, STF 180, RAS 126, CP 32, SOF 410, MP 493, JP 177

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are tr John Neale. 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 Jenny who is told to expect a special present at around Christmas time  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age address that looks Simeon and Anna waiting for the arrival of the Messiah.   - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Wobble your knees, wiggle your nose Wobble your knees, wiggle your nose, KS 789

Also available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Olivia Johnson, © 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.
You ride on the wings of the wind You ride on the wings of the wind, KS 801

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright:  Paul Field, © 1997  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.
So glad the joy of the Lord So glad the joy of the Lord,

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright:  Nigel & Jo Hemming & Sarah Pickering, © 2005 Vineyard Songs. adm Song Solutions Copycare and used with permissionl. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Animations by Malcolm Evans

Arrow Word

Readings:

Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Isaiah 61:10-62:3 is on Lectionary Video B1 - Sample
Psalm 148 Psalm 148 is available on Lectionary Video A1 - Sample
Praise the Lord (Psalm 148) Praise the Lord (Psalm 148), STF 838

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 61:10-62:3
Isaiah 61:10-62:3
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.  
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:22-40
Luke 2:22-40

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that looks at Simeon and Anna waiting for the Messiah, why he came and what was the cost-  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Spotlight on the Empire - A TV crew descend on the Temple, but miss the most important event  - Download

By Dave Hopwood from Sketching out the Gospel - Simeon and Anna ­ - Jesus is Circumcised - Mary and Joseph take the baby Jesus to the Temple - Download

Songs:

Mary and Joseph Mary and Joseph, STF 229

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright:  Andrew Pratt, © 1997 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.
Hail to the Lord who comes Hail to the Lord who comes, HP 126, CP 94

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by John Ellerton..  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Faithful vigil ended Faithful vigil ended, CP 360, MP 125

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. 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 Communion prayer 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 download
All Included
The Communion prayer 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, 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

Within the temple Simeon met Within the temple Simeon met, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright © Andrew Pratt and used with consent.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
When memory fades When memory fades, STF 621

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright Mary Louise Bringle, © 2002 GIA Publications Inc and used with consent.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your Calamus report.
Come, Thou long expected Jesus Come, Thou long expected Jesus, HP 81, STF 169, RAS 138, MP 102, CP 24

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013.  The words are by Charles Wesley. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.


Arrow The Digital Hymnbook

These are new songs and canticles 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
Bread of life, hope of the world
Bernadette Farrell, © 1982 OCP Publications (Calamus) STF 577, Christmas Verses
In the temple, place of peace © Andrew Pratt (CCLI)
(Tunes: 7 7 7 7, Lauds (Wilson))
Words
Lord, look upon each helpless child Derek Farrow, © The Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes (CCLI)
HP 586 (he), (she), (they)
Our Father, by whose name Francis Tucker, © Church Publishing Inc (CCLI)
HP 371
Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face ,
Horatius Bonar HP 608, MP 230

Nominate hymns and songs for here
 
We want you to help us compile a great collection and so invite you to nominate hymns and songs. Each week we will (subject to getting copyright consent) publish the 5 most nominated hymns and songs.

Arrow Notes

Pay as you go option

You can buy access to all the resources on this page by simply clicking on the PayPal symbol on the right. This costs just £3,  but you can view all the video samples without a password

On the final confirmation page from PayPal, make sure that you click on "Return to the Family Friendly Church web site" to get the Username and Password. We will also send them to you in a confirmation email. 

Sign up for  December's Resources or check out how you can save (it can cost as little as £10 a year) by using one of our Subscription Packages.


If you have problems downloading any of our material please read the IDEAS User Guide.
or use our Help, Issues and FAQs page. If you are still stuck then please Report an Issue on our form


SOF – Songs of Fellowship
MP – Mission Praise
TS -  The Source
HP - Hymns and Psalms
STF - Singing the Faith
RAS - Rejoice and Sing
CP- Common Praise
JP -Junior Praise
KS - Kids Source
BBP - Big Blue Planet
PIO - Pass it on

Although we provide links to other web sites we do not condone the unauthorised use of Copyright material.

 

Current Resources

Tea-time Church
August - The lost sheep

Ordinary 20
August 20th - God’s love is for all & Lydia is HOT

Ordinary 21
August 27th - Who do you say that I am? & Jesus rejected

Ordinary 22
September 3rd - Let God be in charge & Actions speak louder than words

Tea-time Church
September - The unforgiving servant

Ordinary 23
September 10th - Let God be in charge & Actions speak louder than words

Ordinary 24
September 17th - Forgiveness is good for you & Who do you say I am

  Contact us
 Copyright © 2016, IDEAS by Mike and Ann Bossingham