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These are the resources on offer for the Sunday before Advent & Christ the King (Year A)

The related readings for this Sunday are:

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

Arrow Worship

Introduction

Psalm 95 As an opening video we are offering "Psalm 95" by the Sons of Korah  - Download Sample

There is also a version with words to use as a reaidng or assist the hard of hearing.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Is this the world we created We are also offering "Is this the world we created" by Freddie Mercury - Download  - Sample

This song is used during the prayers for others.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. 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
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

And he shall reign for ever And He shall reign for ever, SOF 655, MP 802, TS 22

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright:  Graham Kendrick, © 1991 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.
Rejoice, the Lord is King Rejoice, the Lord is King, HP 243, STF 335, RAS 657, CP 563, SOF 482, MP 575, TS 948

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by Charles Wesley. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
I give you all the honour I give you all the honour,  SOF 210 , MP 271, TS 203

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Carl Tuttle, © Mercy,  Vineyard Publishing (UK/Eire), 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.
 Welcome King of kings Welcome King of kings,  SOF 1093, MP 958, TS 548

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Noel Richards, © 1991 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

Talks

Children's talk
For children there is a story of Papa Panov who wanted to help Jesus - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age address that explores concepts of kingship and then contrasts this with the kingship of God  - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Jesus went out of His way Jesus went out of His way, KS 610

Also available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: © 2001 John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report..
Lord, you’ve promised through Your Son Lord, you’ve promised through Your Son, KS 244

The words are copyright:  Alan J. Price, © 1992 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 the King Jesus is the King

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Paul Sheely, © Emu Music Australia Inc (Permission applied for). Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Animations are by Malcolm Evans

Arrow Word

Readings:

Psalm 95:1-7a Psalm 95:1-7a is on Lectionary Video A6 - Sample
Matthew 25:31-46 Matthew 25:31-46 on The Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
Psalm 95 Psalm 95 is also available as a Sons of Korah video with words - Download - Sample
O come let us sing to the Lord (Psalm 95, Venite) O come let us sing to the Lord (Psalm 95, Venite). STF 818

The words are copyright:  NRSV, © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12
Psalm 95:1-7a
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.  
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:14-30
Matthew 25:31-46

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores the concepts of Jesus being a king, a shepherd and a vulnerable person -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Welcoming the preacher - Dr Shepherd's welcome comes from an unlikely individual - Download

By Dave Hopwood from Sketching out the Gospel - The parable of the sheep and goats - A dramatic retelling of this parable - Download

Songs:

At the name of Jesus At the name of Jesus, HP 74, STF 317, RAS 261, CP 380, SOF 32, MP 41, TS 33JP 13

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by Caroline Maria Noel. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
The love of God comes close The love of God comes close, STF 654, SOF 2552, MP 940, TS 1533, RAS 107

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: John Bell & Graham Maule, © 1988, 1997 WGRG, Iona Community. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
God is love, His the care God is love, His the care, HP 220, STF 403RAS 274

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words by Percy Dearmer. 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

The prayers for others include prayer stations and a time for personal prayer. We also offer a video to "Is this the world we created" by Freddie Mercury (see above). This and the prayer need to downloaded and kept in the same folder.

There are suggestions of prayer stations for Send a Cow, Christian Aid, Water Aid and Release International along with this week's special Sundays
An offering prayer
An offering prayer

A blessing
A blessing



Other Resources:

At the breaking of the bread
The prayer of thanksgiving from At the Breaking of the Bread for Ordinary 3

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 download
All Included
The prayer of thanksgiving from All Included for November

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 I needed a neighbour were you there When I needed a neighbour were you there, STF 256, SOF 1604, JP 275

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright:  Sydney Carter, © 1965 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.
You’ve put a new song in my mouth You’ve put a new song in my mouth, SOF 1689

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Matt Redman, © 2000 Thankyou  Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
You shall love the stranger with you You shall love the stranger with you, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: © 2008 Andrew Pratt and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.


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
The heavens are telling the glory of God (Psalm 19)
From Common Worship, © The  Archbishops Council, 2000, 2005 STF 803
The Lord is king  (Psalm 99) NRSV, © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America STF 821
The Lord is my shepherd  (Psalm 23) NRSV, © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America STF 805
The Lord's my shepherd (Crimond)
HP 70, STF 480, SOF 537, TS 486, RAS 679, CP 594,  MP 660, JP 243
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases Edith McNeil, © 1974 Celebration, adm The Community of Celebration (Permission applied for) STF 66, SOF 549, MP 666, TS 505, JP 250

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