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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 35:1-10
Psalm 146:5-10
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

We have chosen the theme: Jesus is the one

The 2nd service readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 5:8-30
Psalm 12
Acts 13:13-41
John 5:31-40

We have chosen the theme: Jesus is the one

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Arrow Worship

Introduction

The Spirit Song - O let the Son of God enfold you
We offer a video for reflection using  "O let the Son of God enfold you" sung by Mike Rayson, written by John Wimber  - DownloadSample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Your voice has stilled the raging storms As an opening video we are also offering "Your voice has stilled the raging storms" by Tim Hughes & John Whittier -  Download Sample

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
There’s a place where the streets shine
As an opening video we are also offering "There’s a place where the streets shine" by Paul Oakley -  Download Sample

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

This video is also available  with words to lead singing and to help the hard of hearing,
An Advent Liturgy
An Advent Liturgy by Rev'd Peter Sheasby based on a journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem

Available as PowerPoint Slides - Download

There are matching booklets available - Download - also in large print - Download

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

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

I will give you praise
I will give you praise, SOF 270, MP 309

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Tommy Walker, 1985 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
There’s a place where the streets shine
There’s a place where the streets shine, SOF 1041, MP 1011, TS 498

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  Paul Oakley, © 1995 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
I give you all the honour
I give you all the honour, SOF 210 , MP 271, TS 203

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Carl  Tuttle, © 1982 Mercy, Vineyard  Publishing , 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.
 O for a thousand tongues to sing (adapt. Kendrick)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (adapt. Kendrick), TS 1452

The words are copyright: Charles Wesley & Graham Kendrick, © 2002 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.
To God be the glory To God be the glory, great things He hath done  HP 463, STF 94, RAS 289, CP 609, JP 259, SOF 559, MP 708, TS 526

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Frances van Alstyne. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

children's address 
There is a children's address looking the work of Lord Shaftesbury - Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download
all age address
There is also an all age address that looks at John the Baptist's question to Jesus and how Jesus answers it - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


Songs:

 If you see someone lying in the road
If you see someone lying in the road, JP 95

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: © 1981 Annie & Neil Simpson and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
You shall go out with joy
You shall go out with joy, STF 487, SOF 640, MP 796, TS 609, RAS 415

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: ©  Stuart Dauermann, Steffi Geiser Rubin, © 1975 Lillenas Publishing Company, 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.
O give thanks to the Lord
O give thanks to the Lord, TS 384

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.
May you bear fruit in Jesus’ name May you bear fruit in Jesus’ name - 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 by 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 Word

Readings:

Isaiah 35:1-10
Isaiah 35:1-10 is available as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Psalm 146:5-10
Psalm 146:5-10 is available as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Matthew 11:2-11
Matthew 11:2-11 is available on The Visual Bible - Matthew - Sample
Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob (Psalm 146.5-10) Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob (Psalm 146.5-10), STF 837   

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 and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Isaiah 35:1-10
Isaiah 35:1-10
Psalm 146:5-10
Psalm 146:5-10
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.  
Matthew 11:2-11
Matthew 11:2-11

Reflection by Rev'd John Staton  - Download

Talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that explores John the Baptist's question and how Jesus answers it -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketch:

By Ann Bossingham: Live from prison : Naomi interviews John in prison - Download


Also from  Sketching Out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood:  The Messengers from John the Baptist -  Disciples from John come to Jesus to see if he is the One from God - Download

Second service readings

John 5:31-40
John 5:31-40 is available on The Visual Bible - John - Sample
HHelp me, Lord, for no one godly is left (Psalm 12) Help me, Lord, for no one godly is left (Psalm 12), Words

The words are copyright: From Common Worship, © The  Archbishops Council, 2000, 2005 and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

Isaiah 5:8-30
Isaiah 5:8-30

Psalm 12
Psalm 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.  
Acts 13:13-41
Acts 13:13-41

John 5:31-40
John 5:31-40


Reflection by Rev'd Tony Buglass  - Download

Talk:

Second Service  Talk
There is a sermon that explores The Testimonies of Jesus in his time and in the time of the writer of John -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


Songs:


My song is love unknown
My song is love unknown, HP 173, STF 277, RAS 207, CP 112, MP 478, SOF 400

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Samuel Crossman. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.
God's presence was seen in the person of Jesus
God's presence was seen in the person of Jesus, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright © 2010 Andrew Pratt and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEASand declare its use on your CCLI report.
Are You the one who is to come?
Are You the one who is to come?, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: © Rev KC Fabricus and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Help us, O Lord, to learn
Help us, O Lord, to learn, HP 474, STF 501, CP 460

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: William W. Reid (Junior), © 1959, 1987, The Hymns society in the USA and Canada, adm Hope Publishing Co, 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 prayers for others 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.
All Included
The prayers for others 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, 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.

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

Jesus, lover of my soul
Jesus, lover of my soul, HP 528, STF 355, RAS 332, SOF 297, MP 372, TS 838, CP 96

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 schemet.
God’s Spirit is in my heart
God’s Spirit is in my heart, HP 315, STF 404

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright Hubert J. Richards & Alan Taylor Dale, ©  Kevin Mayhew Ltd. and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
O God, by whose almighty plan
O God, by whose almighty plan, HP 396, RAS 651, CP 204

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright Howard C.A. Gaunt, © 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.
Immortal, invisible, God only wise Immortal, invisible, God only wise, HP 9, STF 55, SOF 234, MP 327, TS 220, RAS 67, CP 474

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Walter Chalmers Smith. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.


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