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The related readings for this Sunday are:

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Psalm 148
Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52

We have chosen the theme: Teenagers!

The second servioce readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 61:1-11
Psalm 132
Galatians 3:27-4:7
Luke 2:15-21

We have chosen the theme:  Shepherds!


Arrow Worship

Introduction

Psalm 148 As an opening video we are offering "Psalm 148" by Sons of Korah  -  DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. 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.
Creation sings the Father's song We also offer a video for reflection of  "Creation sings the Father's song" by Kristyn & Keith Getty & Stuart Townend - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. 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.
"O Little Town of Bethlehem" sung by Annie LennoxAs an opening video we are offering "O Little Town of Bethlehem" sung by Annie Lennox.  DownloadSample.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. 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

Praise Him, praise Him Praise Him, praise Him, SOF 463

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright: Twila Parish, © 1984  New Spring / Small Stone Media BV, 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.
Praise the Lord of heaven Praise the Lord of heaven, HP 507

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. 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.
Over fields of green from north and south Over fields of green from north and south, SOF 2005, TS 2028

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright: Lowell Alexander, Keith Getty & Joanne Hogg, © 2001 Thankyou Music & Word 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.
Creation sings the Father's song Creation sings the Father's song, SOF 2255

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. 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.
See, amid the winter's snowSee, amid the winter's snow, HP 117, CP 67, STF 215, RAS 157, SOF 489, MP 588, TS 956, KS 695, JP 213

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are by Edward Caswell. 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 explanation and introduction to the reading in Samuel  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age interactive address explores the two readings about teenagers - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Speak Lord Speak Lord,  Words

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright:  © 2006 John Hardwick, and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
I’m going to take a step of faith I’m going to take a step of faith,  JP 381

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937.  The words are copyright:  © 1990 Greg Leavers 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-0017937. 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
Jesus Christ the Lord is bornJesus Christ the Lord is born, JP 131

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright: tr Michael Perry, Mrs B Perry, Adm Jubilate Hymns 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:

Psalm 148 Psalm 148 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample

Our reflection video this week is also based upon Psalm 148 and there are also resources on this Psalm on the Test of Faith website
Luke 2:41-52Luke 2:41-52 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Luke 2:41-52 Luke 2:41-52 is well covered by the MiracleMaker - 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.
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
This week's readings are from the NIV

Reflection by Rev'd Eric Potts BA - Download

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. 
Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52
Luke 2:41-52

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that applies the readings about the young Samuel and Jesus - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Back home -  Rachel get Hannah up to date on the trip to Jerusalem - Download

From Sketching out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood - Jesus visits the Temple as a boy  - A damatized version of the story of the yooung Jesus on the Temple - Download




Second Service:

Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Lord, remember for David (Psalm 132) Lord, remember for David (Psalm 132), Words

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

Isaiah 61:1-11
Isaiah 61:1-11
Psalm 132
Psalm 132
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 3:27-4:7
Galatians 3:27-4:7
Luke 2:15-21
Luke 2:15-21

A talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores the response of the shepherds to the visit of the angels - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

Help me to forgive, help me, Lord, to see Help me to forgive, help me, Lord, to see, Words, Music

The words are copyright: © Jancis Harvey,and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
For the music of creation For the music of creation, STF 74

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright:Shirley Erena Murray, © 1992 Hope Publishing Company and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
We see the eyes of Mary shine
We see the eyes of Mary shine,  STF 219

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright: Andrew Pratt, © 2008 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.
While shepherds watched their flocks by nightWhile 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-0017937. The words are by Nahum Tate.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.


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 Lord's 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
All Included
The Lord's 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.

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

Let us go to the house of the Lord Let us go to the house of the Lord, SOF 331

The words are copyright: Ian White, © 1985 Little Misty Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Bind us together Bind us together, SOF 43, MP 54, TS 51, JP 17

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright: Bob Gillman, © 1977  Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
May the mind of Christ my Saviour May the mind of Christ my Saviour, HP 739, STF 504, CP 521, SOF 1448, MP 463, TS 887, JP 165

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are by Martin Rinkart, tr Catherine Winkworth. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
O little town of BethlehemO little town of Bethlehem, HP 113, STF 213, TS 393, RAS 145, CP 63, SOF 420, KS 672, MP 503, JP 182

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937.The words are by Phillips Brooks.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.


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