IDEAS logo

IDEAS for Epiphany

18.jpg 15.jpg 10.jpg

IDEAS

See our Current Resources

Buy any year's or quarter's
resources

Explore the different
Subscription Packages
for IDEAS

Our IDEAS Books
are now reduced to £10 each

All earlier resources are
in our Archive and
Comprehensive Index

We have a range of
Downloadable Products

There are over 2,000 songs in
The Digital Hymnbook


These are the resources on offer for Epiphany

The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7,10-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12
(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme: Giving and receiving
 


Arrow Worship

Introduction

Seekers and  Dreamers
We offer a video for reflection of "Seekers and  Dreamers"  written  and sung by Graham Kendrick  - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
What child is this? We offer a video for reflection of "What child is this?" by William Dix  - DownloadSample

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

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

The prayers of praise invite people to come to front and quietly make their offering. A slide is provided for this and also this uses the music track below. The slides then move to a prayer of dedication.

The Three Kings - Arr.Ivor Atkins (1869-1953) and sung by the choir of Kings College, Cambridge - Download

Please note the music track should be always kept in the same folder as the PowerPoint slides.

A prayer of praise
A prayer of praise

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

Angels, from the realms of glory
Angels, from the realms of glory, HP 92, STF 190, RAS 163, CP 44, TS 631, KS 406, SOF 23, MP 35, JP 10

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by  James Montgomery. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
You are the mighty King
You are the mighty King, SOF 628, MP 791

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823.  The words are copyright Eddie Espinosa, ©1992, Mercy/Vineyard Publishing, Adm by 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.
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him, SOF 409, MP 490

The words are copyright: Anonymous, © Copyright Control, and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
 Come now with awe
Come now with awe, MP 98

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.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

The story of the little spider
There is the story of the 4th wise man - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

All age talk
There is an all age talk that looks at the three gifts given by the wise men and then looks at the gifts Jesus has given to us - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 A special star
A special star, STF 223

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Lynda Masson, © 1995 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.
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-0014823. The words are by John Hopkins. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
There's a star that shines so bright
There's a star that shines so bright, KS 731

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: James Wright, © 2002 Kevin Mayhew 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:

Matthew 2:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12 is available on the Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
Matthew 2:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12 is also covered by the Street Bible from Just Worship 2 - Christmas and Easter  - Download - Sample
Isaiah 60:1-6
Isaiah 60:1-6 is offered as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Give the king your judgements, O God (Psalm 72.1-7,10-14)
Give the king your judgements, O God (Psalm 72.1-7,10-14), Word

The words are copyright: from Common worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Isaiah 60:1-6
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7,10-14
Psalm 72:1-7,10-14
This week's readings are from the NIV

Reflection by Rev'd John Staton  - Download

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.  
Matthew 2:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

Talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that uses "The Magician's Nephew" to examine how different characters in the nativity narrative in Matthew weild power -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - I hate camels - The servants of the 3 wise men are chatting while their bosses ask King Herod about the child  - Download

From Sketching out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood - The three wise men - Who forgot the map, then? - Download

Songs:

The first Nowell the angel did say
The first Nowell the angel did say, HP 119, SOF 529, MP 644, JP 238TS 974, KS 718

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are Anonymous. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
Riding out across the desert
Riding out across the desert, STF 230

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: © Peter Ratcliffe, Adm The Jubilate Group and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
The angels knew from long ago
The angels knew from long ago Words, Link to 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: Nick & Becky Drake and Dan Weeks, © 2011 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 Response

Prayers:


The prayers in this section are also in a PDF file -  Download

The offering prayer this week is included with the Prayers of Praise.
A prayer for others
A prayer for others

A blessing
A blessing


Other Resources:

At the breaking of the bread
The closing blessing from At the Breaking of the bread for Christmas and Epiphany

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. Now available as a donwload
All Included
The closing blessing 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. Now available as a download

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

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, HP 123, RAS 183, CP 84, MP 65, STF 227

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823.  The words are by Reginald Heber. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
As with gladness men of old
As with gladness men of old, HP 121, STF 224, CP 83, RAS 184, SOF 31, MP 39, JP 9, TS 639

The words are by William Chatterton Dix. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Wise men seeking Jesus
Wise men seeking Jesus, HP 128, RAS 185

The words are by James East . Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.


Arrow Notes

Pay as you go option

You can buy access to all the resources on this page by simply clicking on the PayPal symbol on the right. This costs just £3,  but you can view all the video samples without a password

On the final confirmation page from PayPal, make sure that you click on "Return to the Family Friendly Church web site" to get the Username and Password. We will also send them to you in a confirmation email.

Check out how you can save (it can cost as little as £10 a year) by using one of our Subscription Packages.

You can buy access to all the resources in the first quarter of Year B of the lectionary (Advent Sunday to Ordinary 7) by clicking on the PayPal symbol on the right. This costs just £18.

On the final confirmation page from PayPal, make sure that you click on "Return to the IDEAS web site" to get the Username and Password for this week's material. We will send you the Username and Password for the whole quarter by email as soon as we can.

You can buy access to all the resources for the whole of Year B of the lectionary by clicking on the PayPal symbol on the right. This costs just £60.

On the final confirmation page from PayPal, make sure that you click on "Return to the IDEAS web site" to get the Username and Password for this week's material. We will send you the Username and Password for the whole year by email as soon as we can.


If you have problems downloading any of our material please read the IDEAS User Guide.
or use our Help, Issues and FAQs page. If you are still stuck then please Report an Issue on our form


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

Although we provide links to other web sites we do not condone the unauthorised use of Copyright material.

 

Current Resources

Year B

Tea-time Church
December -The wise men & gifts

Advent 3
December 17th - Being a good witness & Cleaning up the mess

Advent 4
December 24th - The nativity story & Mary's Song

Christmas Day
December 25th - Pass the parcel

Christmas 1
December 31st - Waiting rewarded & Preparing a Messiah

Tea-time Church
January - The Rich Farmer

Epiphany
January 6th - Giving and receiving

Ordinary 1 & Covenant
January 7th - The voice of the Lord & Moment of decision

Covenant
Making promises

  Contact us
 Copyright © 2017, IDEAS by Mike and Ann Bossingham