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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 147:12-20
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:(1-9), 10-18
(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme:  Signed with God's seal

You can buy access to all these resources for as little as £3

There is also a Covenant Service available and your Year B & January passwords will work with it.


Arrow Reflection
 
Written by Rev'd Tony Buglass  - Download

Arrow Worship

Introduction

Psalm 147 As an opening video we are offering "Psalm 147" by The Sons of Korah.  Download Sample.

There is also a version of this video with words to use as a reading.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme. 
All I once held dear We also offer a video for reflection of "All I once held dear" by Graham Kendrick  - DownloadSample

This video is used in the prayers for others.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. 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 mighty King You are the mighty King, SOF 628, MP 791

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:: Eddie Espinosa, ©1992, Mercy/Vineyard Publishing, Adm by Song Solutions, Copycare. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness Fill 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.
Jesus is king and I will extol Him Jesus is king and I will extol Him, STF 327, SOF 289, MP 366, TS 283

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:: Wendy Churchill, © Authentic Publishing, adm Kingwaysongs.com. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
 Lord, You have my heart Lord, You have my heart, STF 559, SOF 912, MP 887, TS 341

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:: Martin J. Smith, © 1992, Thankyou Music. 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 God promising Abram that he will have many descendants  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age interactive address that uses today's reading to explore covenant.   - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Who’s the king of the jungle Who’s the king of the jungle, SOF 1625, JP 289, KS 388

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Sing and celebrate Sing and celebrate, JP 456

The words are copyright:: © 1991 Greg Leavers. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Lord, make me a mountain Lord, make me a mountain, MP 436, JP 421

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Paul Field, © 1983 Song Solutions Daybreak and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI

Arrow Word

Readings:

Jeremiah 31:7-14 Jeremiah 31:7-14 is on Lectionary Video B1 - Sample
Psalm 147:12-18 Psalm 147:12-18 by The Sons of Korah -  Download Sample

This is a version with the words for use as a  reading
John 1 John 1 is on Lectionary Video A1 - Sample
John 1:1-14 John 1:1-14 is covered by an animation from a Just Worship video - Download - Sample
How good it is to make music for our God (Psalm 147) How good it is to make music for our God (Psalm 147), Words

The words are copyright: from Common worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 147:12-20
Psalm 147:12-20
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.  
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:(1-9), 10-18
John 1:(1-9), 10-18

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that moves through today's readings from the Psalm and the creation to covenant-  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Meeting of the 'Elfin land' society - The members are waiting for a special guest  - Download

Songs:

Immortal, invisible, God only wise Immortal, invisible, God only wise, HP 9, STF 55, SOF 234, MP 327, TS 220, RAS 67, CP 474

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Walter Chalmers Smith. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Christ, our King before creation Christ, our King before creation, HP 75, STF 318

The words are copyright: © Ivor H. Jones,. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Come, let us use the grace divine Come, let us use the grace divine, HP 649, STF 549

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Charles Wesley. 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

The prayers for other make use of "All I once held dear" by Graham Kendrick (available above). Please ensure that you download both the PowerPoint and video files and always keep them in the same folder.
An offering prayer
An offering prayer

A blessing
A blessing



Other Resources:

The Covenant Service The Covenant Service from The Methodist Worship Book. This is a style matching "At the Breaking of the Bread" and can be downloaded as a zip file.

It contains individual files for each of the prayers allowing you to build the service as you wish using the "Insert Slides from file ..." or "Reuse Slides ..." facilities in PowerPoint.


From The Methodist Worship Book © 1999 Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes. Used with permission.

Parts of this service:
© 1989 The Provincial Secretary, the Church of the Province of New Zealand
© 1988 English Language Liturgical Consultation (ELLC)..
All Included
The Covenant prayer from All Included from the Covenant service.

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

All I once held dear All I once held dear, STF 489, SOF 646, MP 799, TS 11, KS 5

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:: Graham Kendrick, © 1993 Make Way Music. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
O Jesus, I have promised O Jesus, I have promised, HP 704, STF 563, RAS 509, CP 538, MP 501, SOF 418, TS 391

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 Bode. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Heavenly Father, may Your blessing Heavenly Father, may Your blessing, HP 473

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823.  The words are by William Piggott. 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
O how blest the hour, Lord Jesus
Karl Spitta, tr Richard Massie HP 655
O what a gift! What a wonderful gift © Pat Uhi & Michael Gilligan HP 270, MP 526
Sing a new song, sing a new song, and wait James McAuley HP 332
God of unexampled grace Charles Wesley HP166
And art Thou come with us to dwell Dorothy Greenwell HP 415, RAS 316

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.

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