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These are the resources for a Christmas All Age Service

The base readings are:

Isaiah 11:1-9
Luke 1:26-38
Matthew 1:18-25
Luke 2:1-7
Luke 2:8
Luke 2:9-16
Luke 2:17-20
Matthew 2:1-8
Matthew 2:9-12
(Links are to Bible Gateway)

The theme for this week: A look at the Photo Album

Many thanks to the ACTS Drama Group of Deepings Methodiist Church who posed for the photographs.

Arrow Introduction

Notes for this service - Download

Arrow The Service


All Age Service
The complete PowerPoint files for the All Age Service, there are four choices

1) The songs as words and the readings in full - Download

2)
The songs as words and the readings as headings - Download

3) The songs as videos and the readings in full - Download

4) The songs as videos and the readings as headings - Download

Remember to download all the videos you wish to use and always keep them in the same folder as the PowerPoint file. Use one of these are your starting point and you can also easily remove any part that you don't need or insert your own material.
The Individual Resouces


A call to worship
A call to worship based on Psalm 24:7-10 can be also found in the main PowerPoint and Notes files - Download


Make way, make way Make way, make way, STF  264, RAS 141, SOF 384, MP 457, TS 349, JP 427, KS 249

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631.  The words are copyright: Graham Kendrick, © 1986 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
A prayer of praise
A prayer of praise - Download
Luke 1:11-15
Isaiah 11:1-9 is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download

All our scripture is taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. 
Photo 1
Photo 1: A beautiful view - Download

The picture is taken from the top of Mount Tabor which is very close to Nazareth
Long ago, prophets knew Long ago, prophets knew, HP 83, STF 178, CP 58, TS 867

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright: Fred Pratt Green, © 1971 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.
Photo 2
Photo 2: Mary looking a little distracted - Download
Luke 1:26-38
Luke 1:26-38 is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download
The Angel Gabriel from heaven came
The Angel Gabriel from heaven came, HP 87, STF 187, RAS 139, CP 242

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are by  Sabine Baring-Gould.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Photo 3
Photo 3: Joseph looking half sad, half angry and then Joseph sleeping (2 photos) - Download
Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew 1:18-25 is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download
O little town of Bethlehem O 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 full video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631.The words are by Phillips Brooks.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Photo 4
Photo 4: The innkeeper looking like promotional literature - Download
Luke 2:1-7 Luke 2:1-7  is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download
Photo 5
Photo 5: Mary and Joseph pose with baby Jesus - Download
Away in a manger Away in a manger, HP 94, STF 191, SOF 36, MP 47, JP 12, RAS 146, CP 45, TS 36, KS 15

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are by  J. T. McFarland. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Photo 6 Photo 6: The shepherds are casually seated around a fire - Download
Luke 2:8
Luke 2:8 is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download
Photo 7 Photo 7: The shepherds hold up their arms to shield them from the light - Download
Luke 2:9-16
Luke 2:9-16 is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download
It was on a starry night

It was on a starry night, STF 206,SOF 1365, JP 396, KS 571

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are by Joy Webb, © Salvationist Pubishing & Supplies, 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.
Photo 8
Photo 8: The shepherds are gathered together as if taking a selfie, with thumbs up, signs of celebration etc.. - Download
Luke 2:17-20 Luke 2:17-20 is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download
A band of angels A band of angels, Words, Sheet Music

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are copyright  © John Hardwick. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Photo 9
Photo 9: Herod is with guards, one of them holding up a hand as if to block the camera.- Download
Photo 10
Photo 10: Herod listening to the wise men - Download
Matthew 2:1-8
Matthew 2:1-8 is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download
We three kings of Orient are
We three kings of Orient are, CP 91, MP 740, JP 271

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631. The words are by John Hopkins. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Photo 11
Photo 11: Wise men are presenting their gifts - Download
Matthew 2:9-12
Matthew 2:9-12 is available as a PowerPoint file of NIV of the text - Download
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-0016631. 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.
A prayer for others
A prayer for others

Available as a PowerPoint file - Download
Photo 12
Photo 12: The final snapshot is of the innkeeper tidying away the manger.- Download
Offertory for Action for Children Offertory - Download
O come, all ye faithful O come, all ye faithful, HP 110, STF 212, RAS 160, CP 62, SOF 408, MP 491, JP 176, TS 380, KS 665

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0016631.  The words are by Tr. Frederick Oakeley. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
A blessing
A blessing

Available as a PowerPoint file - Download

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