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IDEAS for December 25th, 2012

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These are the resources on offer for December 25th (Christmas Day)

The related readings for this Sunday are:

The theme for this week: Christmas in a Candy Stick

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Arrow Reflection

Written by Rev'd Eric Potts BA - Download

Arrow Worship

Advent Liturgy

Advent Liturgy
This year's lent liturgy is by Rev'd Peter Sheasby. It is available as a PDF file - Download - and also as a PowerPoint file - Download

The liturgy makes use of Advent candles tell their story - STF 165

The words are copyright: © Mark Earey and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Introduction

Look to the skies
As an opening video we are offering "Look to the skies" by Graham Kendrick  -  DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-005833. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

We also offer a version with words to lead congregational singing.

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

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

Look to the skies
Look to the skies, SOF 1422, MP 425, Sheet Music

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-005833. The words are copyright: Graham Kendrick, © 1984 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Tonight while all the world was sleeping
Tonight while all the world was sleeping, MP 713, TS 528

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-005833. 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.
The sky is filled with the glory of God
The sky is filled with the glory of God,  SOF 1048, Sheet Music

The words are copyright: Mick Gisby, © Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

 All age talk
There is an all age talk that starts explores aspects of the Christmas story using a candy stick as a prop -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download



Songs

Go and see
Go and see, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-005833. The words are copyright:  © John Hardwick, and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
A band of angels
A band of angels

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-005833. The words are copyright:  © John Hardwick, 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:
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) is available on Lectionary Video C1 - Sample

Lectionary Video C1 is available as a downloadable product
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) is available on Lectionary Video A1 - Sample
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) is available on Just Worship 2 - Christmas and Easter - Sample

Features a reading from the Street Bible by Rob Lacey
Luke 2:1-7
Luke 2:1-7 from Even So by Mike Rayson - Download - Sample
Luke 2:1-7
Luke 2:1-7 read in-situ in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem - Download - Sample

Read in a cave where tradition says Joseph waited for Jesus to be born. Filmed in the hustle and bustle of a busy pilgrim site the sound is less than perfect, but does capture the atmosphere of the place.
Luke 2:8-20
Luke 2:8-20 read in-situ in the Shepherd's Fields, Bethlehem - Download - Sample

Read at the place where tradition says the angels visited the shepherds. Filmed in the hustle and bustle of a busy pilgrim site the sound is less than perfect, but does capture the atmosphere of the place.

Isaiah 9:2-7
Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96
Psalm 96
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.  
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

Talk:

all age talk There is an all age talk that starts explores aspects of the Christmas story using a candy stick as a prop -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


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

Child of the stable’s secret birth
Child of the stable’s secret birth, HP 124, CP 47

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.
Infant holy, infant lowly
Infant holy, infant lowly,  RAS 149, SOF 1350, MP 342, JP110, KS 554

The words are copyright: Polish, tr Edith Reed @ Holder unknown. 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:

The Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving 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, Pentecost 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:

We do not look for angel choirs
We do not look for angel choirs, Words

The words are copyright: Gareth Hill, © 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.
Thorns in the straw
Thorns in the straw, MP 928

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-005833. The words are copyright: Graham Kendrick, © 1994 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 The IDEAS Collection

You can see more at IDEAS Collection.

Song
Author
Books and links
Mary in the stable waiting Gareth Hill, © Song Solutions Copycare (CCLI) Words
(Tunes: 8 7 8 7 D, The Carnival is Over, Scarlet Ribbons)
Who would think that what was needed
John Bell and Graham Maule, © 1987, 2002, WGRG, Iona Community (awaiting consent)
STF 222, RAS 178, CP 78

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Arrow From previous months

Long term members may like to use appropriate material from previous months. The passwords for these will remain valid indefinitely. Newer members are able to purchase access to individual months for £5 and also blocks of 6 months resources for £15

Songs in red are principally for children

Away in a manger
, HP 94, STF 191, SOF 36, MP 47, JP 12, RAS 146, CP 45, TS 36, KS 15 is available in the material for December 18th, 2011

Born in the night, HP 95, STF 193, RAS 188, SOF 1194, MP 62, JP 313 is available in the material for December 18th, 2011

Christians, awake, salute the happy morn, HP 96STF 195, RAS 158, CP 48, SOF 59, MP 80, TS 653 is available in the material for December 11th, 2011

Good news, good news, to you we bring, STF 201, SOF 739 is also available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

Hark! The herald-angels sing, HP 106, STF 202, RAS 159, CP 53, SOF 155, MP 211, TS 144, KS  493, CHSA 143, JP 69 is also available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample in the material for December 25th, 2010

It was on a starry night, STF 206,SOF 1365, JP 396, KS 571, CHSA 146, AYOC 66 is also vailable as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample  in the material for December 18th, 2011

Love came down at Christmas, HP 105, STF 210, RAS 614, CP 59, SOF 376, MP 451 is also available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample in the material for December 25th, 2011

O little town of Bethlehem, HP 113, STF 213, TS 393, RAS 145, CP 63, SOF 420, KS 672, MP 503, JP 182, CHSA 153 is available in the material for December 18th, 2011

This child, secretly comes in the night, SOF 1559, MP 690, TS 511, JP 480, KS 737 is available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample in the material for December 26th, 2010

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,  HP 120, STF 221, RAS 155, TS 1059, KS 782, CP 76, SOF 602, MP 764, JP 285 is available in the material for December 18th, 2011



Arrow Notes
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Hymnbooks covered:

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

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