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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: From Heaven You came


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.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

There is also a version of this video with words to use as a reading.
All I once held dear We also offer a video for reflection of "All I once held dear" by Graham Kendrick  - 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. This video is used in the prayers for others.

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

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.
The heavens declare the glory of God The heavens declare the glory of God, SOF 2047, MP 1225, TS 2069

The words are copyright:  Rueben Morgan, © Hillsong Publishing, 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.
The light of the world The light of the world, SOF 2546

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Stuart Townend & J K Jamieson, © 2009 Thankyou 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 LE-0014823. The words are copyright: The words are by  William Chatterton Dix. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talks

Children's talk
For children there is the story of Tom who tries to rescue some little birds on a cold Christmas eve  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age interactive address that shows how John gradually reveals who Jesus is - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 See Him lying on a bed of straw See Him lying on a bed of straw,  HP 118, STF 216, RAS 151, CP 68, KS 291, SOF 491, MP 589, JP 214

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Michael Perry, © Mrs B Perry, adm The Jubilate Group. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Bethlehem in Judah Bethlehem in Judah, Words, Sheet Music

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Dave Godfrey, © 2005 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.
Many years ago when the world had just begun Many years ago when the world had just begun

Available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are author unknown. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

Animations by Malcolm Evans.

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
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 explores how John reveals the nature of Jesus in the Gospel reading - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - What's my name? -  The contestants struggle to name this character - Download




Songs:

Once in Royal David’s city Once in Royal David’s city,  HP 114, CP 66, STF 214, RAS 167, SOF 438, MP 539, JP 185, TS 404, KS 676

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823.  The words are by Cecil Frances Alexander. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Silent night, holy night Silent night, holy night, HP 112, STF 217, CP 69, SOF 498, CP 69(II), TS 455, KS 697MP 597,  JP 219RAS 147

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Joseph Mohr, tr John Young. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
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 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.


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:

At the breaking of the Bread The dismissal 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
All Included
The dismissal 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.

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.
Christ is the world’s light Christ is the world’s light, HP 455, STF 346, RAS 600, CP 213

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, ©  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.
Christ, whose glory fills the skies Christ, whose glory fills the skies, HP 457, STF 134, RAS 380, CP 2, SOF 1200, MP 79

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 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
God and Father, we adore Thee
John Darby & Hugh Falconer RAS 179
He is here Graham Kendrick, © 1994 Make Way Music (CCLI) TS 157
He smiles within His cradle  tr Robert Graves, © Oxford University Press (CCLI) RAS 138
He walked where I walk Graham Kendrick, © Make Way Music (CCLI) SOF 172, MP 221, TS 168
Heaven invites you to a party
Graham Kendrick, © Make Way Music (CCLI) TS 150, KS 496


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