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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8

(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme:  Prepare the way


Arrow Reflection
 
Written by Rev’d Canon Dr Stephen Dawes, Canon Theologian of Truro Cathedral - Download

Arrow Worship

Introduction

Prepare the way of the Lord As an opening video we are offering "Prepare the way of the Lord" by Dave Bilbrough.  Download Sample.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

There is a version of this with words to use to lead singing or to help the hard of hearing.
These are the days of Elijah We are also offering "These are the days of Elijah" by Robin Mark - Download  - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

There is a version of this with words to use to lead singing or to help the hard of hearing.
Advent Liturgy An Advent Liturgy compiled by Rev'd Billy Slatter - Booklet - PowerPoint

The liturgy uses "Like a Candle Flame" by Graham Kendrick each week

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

Praise to the God who clears the way Praise to the God who clears the way, STF 183

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: © Jan Berry and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Prepare the way of the Lord Prepare the way of the Lord, SOF 1505

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: Dave Bilbrough, © Thank you Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Come, now is the time to worship Come, now is the time to worship, STF 24, SOF 1205, MP 1040, TS 662, KS 436

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013.  The words are copyright:Brian Doerksen, © 1998 Vineyard Songs, Adm Kingswaysongs and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
 He has come to bring light into the darkness
He has come to bring light into the darkness,  TS 717

The words are copyright: Darrell Evans & Eric Nuzum, © 1999 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music, Adm Kingswaysongs 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 the story of Billy preparing for the big hike - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age address that explores preparing for Christmas and then being ready in both the Old and New Testaments   - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Declare it in the north Declare it in the north, KS 444, John Hardwick's version with extra verse

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.
Every day, if you go astray Every day, if you go astray, JP 331

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:  © Greg Leavers.. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Get ready Get ready

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: © 2003 Bryson Smith & Philip Percival and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Animations by Malcolm Evans.

Arrow Word

Readings:

Isaiah 40:1-11 Isaiah 40:1-11 is on Lectionary Video B1 - Sample

As we move into a  new Church Year  we are offering  the  Online version The Lectionary Videos for Year B  for just £25 during November 2014.
Lord, You were favourable to Your Land (Psalm 85) Lord, You were favourable to Your Land (Psalm 85),  STF 815

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.
Isaiah 40:1-11
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
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.  
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8
Mark 1:1-8

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores being ready in the Old and New Testaments and then today -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Preparing for the Queen - The roads team get ready for the visit of the Queen  - Download

By Dave Hopwood from Sketching out the Gospel - John the Baptist Begins His Ministry - The preaching of John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus - Download

Songs:

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry, HP 84, STF 182, RAS 134, CP 34, MP 538, JP 186

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 Coffin, tr John Chandler. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
These are the days of Elijah These are the days of Elijah, SOF 1047, MP 1012, TS 503, KS 734

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by Robin Mark, © 1996 Song Solutions Daybreak. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
A ragged, rugged, honeyed rogue A ragged, rugged, honeyed rogue, 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: Andrew Pratt, © 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.


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 Commandments from At the Breaking of the Bread for Advent

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 prayers of adoration from All Included for December

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

Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding, CP 26

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 Edward Caswall.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme
The Kingdom of God The Kingdom of God, HP 139, STF 255, RAS 200, CP 591, MP 651

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:  Bryn Rees, © Alexander Scott. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
The Spirit of the Lord revealed The Spirit of the Lord revealed, RAS 311

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: George Wallace Briggs, © 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 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
Alleluia, Alleluia

STF 758
Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven (Psalm 29) From Common worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council STF 807
Before the world began John Bell & Graham Maule, © 1987 WGRG, Iona Community (CCLI)
STF 101, RAS 180
Blessed be the name of the Lord Clinton Utterbach, © 1988 Polygram Music Publishing Ltd (Permission applied for)
STF 40, SOF 673, MP 809
God is our refuge and strength (Psalm 46) From Common worship, © 2000, 2010 The Archbishop's Council STF 810

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