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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18

(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme: Expectancy, joy and hope


Arrow Reflection
 
Written by Rev'd Eric Potts BA - Download

Arrow Worship

Introduction

Darkness like a shroud As an opening video we are offering  "Darkness like a shroud" by Graham Kendrick  -  DownloadSample

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.
Let Your living water We are also offering "Let Your living water flow" by John Watson - 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 and this video is also used in the prayers for others
An Advent Liturgy by Peter Sheasby
An Advent Liturgy by Peter Sheasby

This is a set of 5 Advent liturgies based on a star travelling from the back of the church to the front and stopping off at various places on its journey. There is a reading, reflection and prayer for each Sunday on the journey. There are also extra stopping off places for a Carol Service and Midnight Communion

There are PowerPoint Slides - Download - and a booklet to print double sided and then folded - 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
A prayer of confession
A prayer of confession

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

Light of the world, shine Your light Light of the world, shine Your light, SOF 342

The words are copyright: Craig Musseau, © Mercy, Vineyard Publishing (UK/Eire) and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Like a gentle breeze, like a mighty wind Like a gentle breeze, like a mighty wind, SOF 343

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Maggie Dawn, © 1990 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
My first love is a  blazing fire My first love is a  blazing fire, SOF 930, TS 362

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0013013. 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.
Let Your living water flow over my soul Let Your living water flow over my soul, SOF 334, TS 318

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: John Watson, 1986 Ampellos Music, adm 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 is the story of Kevin and his disappointing present  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age interactive address where we look at the expectation and preaching of John the Baptist - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Come, Lord Jesus, come Come, Lord Jesus, come, STF 168

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:   Francesca Leftley, © 1986, 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.
Round orange, round orange, you serve as a sign Round orange, round orange, you serve as a sign,  STF 184

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013.  The words are copyright: Elizabeth Cosnett, © 1992 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.
Lord our Master Lord our Master, KS 641Sheet Music

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 Godfrey, © 2001 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:

Luke 3:7-18 Luke 3:7-18 on Lectionary Video C1 - Sample
the Miraclemaker John the Baptist's preaching is shown in the Miraclemaker - Sample
Sing, Daughter Zion (Zephaniah 3.14-20) Sing, Daughter Zion (Zephaniah 3.14-20), Words

The words are copyright: NIV, Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Isaiah 12:2-6
Isaiah 12:2-6
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. 
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18
Luke 3:7-18

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that explores John's preaching and the words of Isaiah looking forward to the Messiah - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Meeting the baptizer -  A group of friends meet after 3 have them has heard John the Baptist - Download



Songs:

Name of all majesty Name of all majesty, CP 525, SOF 939,  MP 481

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. 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.
The God who sings, The God who sings, STF 714

The words are copyright: Douglas Galbraith, © Panel on worship of the Church of Scotland and used with consent.. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Beneath the paper wrappings Beneath the paper wrappings, STF 192

The words are copyright: Claire Stainsby, © 1991 Hole 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:
 
A prayer for others
A prayer for others

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

The prayers for others make use of "Let Your living water" which is available above. Please ensure that you download both the video and the PowerPoint files and always hold them in the same folder.
An offering prayer
An offering prayer

A blessing
A blessing



Other Resources:

At the breaking of the Bread The Lord's Prayer 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 Lord's Prayer 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.

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

The peace of the earth be with you The peace of the earth be with you, STF 774

The words are copyright: Guatemalan Text, tr Christine Carson, © WGRG, Iona Community and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Darkness like a shroud Darkness like a shroud, STF 170, SOF 78,  MP 110

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Graham Kendrick, © 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.
What does the Lord require What does the Lord require, HP 414

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 Albert F. Bayley, © 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
Your light, O God, was given to earth
Albert Bayly, ©  Oxford University Press (CCLI)
HP 387
All hail the Lamb enthroned on high Dave Bilbrough, © 1987 Thankyou Music (CCLI)
SOF 8, MP 12, TS 6
All to Jesus I surrender Judson W van der Venter SOF 1163, MP 25, TS 15
As we come today Matt Redman, © 2000 Thankyou Music (CCLI)
SOF 1178, TS 1132
At the foot of the cross Tre Shepherd, © 2002 Thankyou Music (CCLI) SOF 1180

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