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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18

(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme:  Jesus - the good shepherd


Arrow Reflection
 
Written by Rev'd Ann Bossingham, MA, BEd - Download

Arrow Worship

Introduction

The Lord’s my shepherd As an opening video we are offering "The Lord’s my shepherd" by Stuart Townend -  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 lead singing and help the hard of hearing
Surrounded by His love There is also "Surrounded by His love"  by Paul Field  - Download - Sample.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence 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 lead singing and help the hard of hearing

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

There is a higher throne There is a higher throne, STF 337, SOF 1541, MP 1116, TS 1538

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Kristyn Lennox & Keith Getty, © 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 Lord’s my shepherd The Lord’s my shepherd, STF 481, SOF 1030, MP 1008, TS 988

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Stuart Townend, © 1996 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 video features photographs of the Upper Derwent Valley and Bradwell Well Dressings
Come, let us join our cheerful songs Come, let us join our cheerful songs, HP 810, SGF 743, RAS 382, CP 401, SOF 70, MP 93

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by  Isaac Watts. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
 The Lord is my shepherd, He'll watch over me The Lord is my shepherd, He'll watch over me (Surrounded by His love), JP 602

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Paul Field, © 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 Material suitable for children

Talks

Children's talk
For children there are a number of well known sayings to complete - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age interactive address that explores Jesus the good shepherd - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Lost far from home (Dependence Day) Lost far from home (Dependence Day), 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, © 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
Jesus is our Shepherd Jesus is our Shepherd, KS 199

The words are copyright: Sam Horner, © 1993 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
I’m forever in Your love I’m forever in Your love, SOF 1337, KS 541

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Doug Horley, © 1999 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 Word

Readings:

John 10:11-18 John 10:11-18  is on is on Lectionary Video B3 - Sample
John 10:11-18 John 10:11-18  is  on The Visual Bible - John - Sample
John 10:11-18 John 10:11-18 is available as a Just Worship Video - Download - Sample

This is a silent video of pictures of sheep and shepherd. It would be ideal to play behind someone reading the lesson.
Acts 4:5-15 Acts 4:5-12 is  on The Visual Bible - Acts - Sample
Psalm 23 Psalm 23 is on Lectionary Video A2 - Sample
Psalm 23 Psalm 23 is available as a Just Worship video - Download - Sample

This is a very personal version of the 23rd Psalm from the Street Bible read by Rob Lacey
Psalm 23 Psalm 23 is available on another Just Worship video - Download - Sample
The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23), STF 805

The words are copyright:  NRSV, © Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA,. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Acts 4:5-12
Acts 4:5-12
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.  
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18
John 10:11-18

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores Jesus the good shepherd in more depth - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - The Interview - A prospective shepherd is interviewed - Download

A sketch from Sketching out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood - The Good Shepherd - This sets the background to Jesus' claim to be the good shepherd -  Download

Songs:

Thou shepherd of Israel, and mine Thou shepherd of Israel, and mine, HP 750

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 & Joseph Hart. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Jesus the good Shepherd is Jesus the good Shepherd is, HP 263

The words are by Charles Wesley. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Thou hidden source of calm repose Thou hidden source of calm repose, HP 275, STF 366, CP 603

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
An offering prayer
An offering prayer

A blessing
A blessing



Other Resources:

At the breaking of the Bread The post-communion prayer from At the Breaking of the bread for Easter Season

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 post-communion prayer from All Included  for April.

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

When circumstances make my life When circumstances make my life,  STF 641

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 E. Leckebusch, © Kevin Mayhew and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report
God of freedom, God of justice God of freedom, God of justice, Author's Preferred Version, RAS 625, CP 447

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823 The words are copyright: , Shirley Erena Murray, © Hope Publishing Company and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report

Please respect the author's wish rather than use the versions in the books.
Christ, who knows all His sheep Christ, who knows all His sheep, RAS 470

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Richard Baxter. 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
 In Adam we have all been one
Martin Franzman, © 1969  Concordia Publishing House (Permission applied for) HP 420
Sing we the song of those who stand James Montgomery HP 821, RAS 666
The law of Christ alone can make us free James McAuley, ©  C/o Curtis Brown (Australia) Pty, (Permission applied for) HP 407
Spirit divine, attend our prayers Andrew Reed HP 327, RAS 303, MP 614
In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer  William Draper HP 660, CP 351

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