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Tea-time Church for December, Year 3

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These are the resources for Tea-time Church for December, Year 3

The base reading is:

John 1:6-14
Ephesians 5:8-14
(Links are to Bible Gateway)



Arrow Tea-time Church

An introduction to Tea-time Church


Arrow Worship


The complete PowerPoint file
The complete PowerPoint file for Tea-time church - Download

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Show Respect for the Son Show Respect for the Son

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. 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.

We find that a bible-bop is a great way of moving from the games into the worship. Children prefer this to singing and this will draw them to the worship area. We suggest using it again after tea to draw people back to the worship area.
A band of angels A band of angels, Words, Sheet Music

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words and video are copyright: 2000 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 prayer of praise
A prayer can be found in the main PowerPoint and Notes files - Download
John 1:6-14 A reading of John 1:6-14 - Download


A Christingle
And interactive talk looking at the meaning of the parts of a Christingle - Download
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.

Arrow Craft


The main craft this week will be making the Christingles. You will need oranges, candles, some ribbon (sticky backing will help), cocktail sticks, sweets and nuts. Small children will need some help with this.

For the communal craft we suggest making a large picture of a Christingle, but leaving the sticks clear. Get the children to draw (or cut out from a magazine) their favourite food and then stick it onto the Christingle.

For cooking we would suggest making some Christmas tree shaped biscuits and then decorating them with icing, silver balls, sugar strands and other decorations.

Arrow Tea

We have found that sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls, pizza, jelly and ice cream make a really good Sunday tea. It would also be great to add some Christmas treats such as Mince pies, Christmas Cake, Chocolate Logs etc.

The Notes suggest a number of "I wonder questions" to start conversations about the video and the story.


Arrow Response

Show Respect for the Son We suggest calling everyone back to the worship space by repeating the bible-bop - Download - Sample

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-0014823. The words are by  J. T. McFarland. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Ephesians 5:8-14
A reading of Ephesians 5:8-14 - Download
A talk
There is an all age talk how the 'light' might impact on our lives - Download
Closing prayer
A prayer for others can be found in the main PowerPoint and Notes files - Download
Round orange, round orange, you serve as a sign Round orange, round orange, you serve as a sign,  STF 184

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Elizabeth Cosnett, 1992 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.
Can you see what we have made
Can you see what we have made, TS 353, KS 24

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, 1997 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.
God, whose love is everywhere
God, whose love is everywhere, CP 79, JP 353

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The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. 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.
Bring your Christingle with gladness and joy
Bring your Christingle with gladness and joy!, JP 315

The words are copyright: Valerie Ruddle & William Horton, 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.
It’s round like an orange
It’s round like an orange, JP 402

The words are copyright: Basil Bridge, 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.

Arrow Notes

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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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