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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98
Hebrews 1:1-4
Luke 2:1-14

We have chosen the theme: Christmas is like a box of chocolates

The 2nd Service readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 62:6-12
Psalm 97
Titus 3:4-7
Luke 2:(1-7),8-20

We have chosen the theme: Missing out on Immanuel

You can buy access to all these resources for as little as £3


Arrow Worship

Introduction

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.
Light of the world There is also "Light of the world" by Tim Hughes  - Download - Sample

This is also available in a version with words to lead singing.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Earth lies spellbound
There is also "Earth lies spellbound" by Graham Kendrick  - Download - Sample

This is also available in a version with words to lead singing.

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

Christians, awake, salute the happy morn
Christians, awake, salute the happy morn, HP 96STF 195, RAS 158, CP 48, SOF 59, MP 80, TS 653

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by John Byron. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Earth lies spellbound
Earth lies spellbound, TS 85

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: Graham Kendrick  ©  1994 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
O come, all ye faithful
O come, all ye faithful, HP 110, STF 212, RAS 160, CP 62, SOF 408, MP 491, JP 176, TS 380, KS 665

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823.  The words are by Tr. Frederick Oakeley. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
 Good Christians all, rejoice
Good Christians all, rejoice, HP 104, RAS 161, SOF 140, MP 196

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The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are John M Neale. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Light of the world Light of the world,  STF 175, SOF 1419, MP 1086, TS 1406

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The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Tim Hughes, © 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.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

Christmas Quiz
There is also an all age address which is a Christmas Quiz - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download


Songs:

Go and see 
Go and see, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright:  © John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
A band of angels
A band of angels, Words, Sheet Music

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The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: © John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Crackers and turkeys and puddings and cream
Crackers and turkeys and puddings and cream, JP 327, KS 35

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright: Ian White, © 1987 Little Misty Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Away in a manger Away in a manger, HP 94, STF 191, SOF 36, MP 47, JP 12, RAS 146, CP 45, TS 36, KS 15

Available as a video with a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by  J. T. McFarland. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Arrow Word

Readings:

Psalm 98
Psalm 98 is available as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Luke 2:1-14
Luke 2:1-14 is available as a video reading of the Street Bible from  Just  Worship - Christmas and Easter - Download  - Sample
Luke 2:1-14
Luke 2:1-14 is available as a Lectionary Video - Sample
Luke 2:1-14
Luke 2:1-14 is also covered by "Jesus, our shining light" from Just Worship - Christmas and Easter - Download - Sample
O sing to the Lord a new song (Psalm 98) O sing to the Lord a new song (Psalm 98) - STF 820

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.
Isaiah 52:7-10
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98
Psalm 98
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.  
Luke 2:1-14
Luke 2:1-14

Reflection by Rev'd John Staton 
- Download

Talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that uses a box of chocolates to explore the benefits for us from the Christmas story -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

There is an alterntive PowerPoint slide to accompany the new Roses packaging - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

From  Sketching Out the Gospel by Dave Hopwood:  A birth in Bethlehem and The Shepherds - Download


2nd Sermon readings

Psalm 97 Psalm 97 is available as a Lectionary Video - Sample
The Lord is king let the earth rejoice (Psalm 97)
The Lord is king let the earth rejoice (Psalm 97), 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 62:6-12
Isaiah 62:6-12

Psalm 97
Psalm 97
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.  

Luke 2:(1-7),8-20

Reflection by Rev'd Tony Buglass  - Download

Talk:

A Talk
There is a sermon that looks at the commercialisation of Christmas and balances this with Immanuel -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

Hark! The herald-angels sing
Hark! The herald-angels sing, HP 106, STF 202, RAS 159, CP 53, SOF 155, MP 211, TS 144, KS  493, JP 69

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.
Let earth and heaven combine
Let earth and heaven combine, HP 109, STF 208, RAS 190, TS 1394

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.
Love came down at Christmas time
Love came down at Christmas time, SOF 1957

The words are copyright: Bryn Haworth & Christina Rosetti, © 2002 Thankyou Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
See, amid the winter's snow
See, amid the winter's snow, HP 117, CP 67, STF 215, RAS 157, SOF 489, MP 588, TS 956, KS 695, JP 213

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Edward Caswell. 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 intercessions from At the Breaking of the bread for Christmas

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 intercessions 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

At this time of giving
At this time of giving, SOF 33, MP 42, TS 34

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823.  The words are copyright Graham Kendrick © 1988 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.
In the bleak midwinter
In the bleak midwinter,  HP 107, SOF 243,  MP 337, STF 204, RAS 162, CP 55, TS 789, KS 556

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by Christina Georgina Rossetti. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Cradled in a manger
Cradled in a manger, meanly, HP 98, STF 197, MP 107

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are by George Stringer Rowe. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Jesus is the heart of Christmas
Jesus is the heart of Christmas, STF 207
(It is the author's wish that you use all 5 verses and her prefered tune is Regent Square)

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0014823. The words are copyright © Marguerite Kendrick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.


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