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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98
Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)
John 1:1-14

(All links are to Bible Gateway)

We have chosen the theme:  Pass the Parcel


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

Arrow Worship

Introduction

Thorns in the Straw As an opening video we are offering "Thorns in the Straw" by Graham Kendrick.  Download Sample.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme. 
Silent Night We also offer a video for reflection using – "Silent Night" sung by Annie Lennox - DownloadSample

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

A prayer of confession
A prayer of confession
The prayers in this section are also in a PDF file - Download

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

Wake up, wake up, Its Christmas morning, Earth lies spellbound in darkness (Wake up, wake up, Its Christmas morning),  TS 85

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Graham Kendrick, © 1994 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.
Meekness and majesty Meekness and majesty, STF 362,  SOF 390, MP 465, TS 353, KS 656

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: Graham Kendrick, © 1986 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.
Joy to the world! The Lord is come, Joy to the world! The Lord is come, HP 77, STF 330, CP 57, RAS 135, SOF 314, MP 393, TS 305

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. Words by Isaac Watts. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme
 Christians, awake, salute the happy morn Christians, awake, salute the happy morn, HP 96, STF 195, RAS 158, CP 48, SOF 59, MP 80, TS 653

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by J. Byrom. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Arrow Material suitable for children

Talks

Children's talk
For children there is the story of Kevin and his present from Aunty Julie  - Download

There are also a PowerPoint slide to accompany the talk - Download
All age talk
There is an all age service that is based around a game of pass the parcel  - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Songs:

 Crackers and turkeys and pudding and cream Crackers and turkeys and pudding and cream, JP 327, KS 35

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: 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.
See Him lying on a bed of straw See Him lying on a bed of straw,  HP 118, STF 216, RAS 151, CP 68, KS 291, SOF 491, MP 589, JP 214

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright:  Michael Perry, © Mrs B Perry, adm The Jubilate Group. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Sing and celebrate Sing and celebrate, JP 456

The words are copyright: © 1991 Greg Leavers. 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 on Lectionary Video C1 - Sample
John 1:1-14 John 1:1-14 is on Lectionary Video A1 - Sample
John 1:1-14 John 1:1-14 is covered by an animation from a Just Worship video - 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.  
Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)
John 1:1-14
John 1:1-14

Talk:

A Talk
There is a talk that reminds us of the importance of Christ's birth as expressed in John gospel -  Download.

There are also PowerPoint slides to accompany the talk - Download

Drama:

Sketching out te Gospel
Sketches:

By Ann Bossingham - Present giving - The present giving is accompanied with a little bit of teasing  - Download

Songs:

It came upon a midnight clear It came upon a midnight clear, HP 108, STF 205, RAS 144, CP 56, SOF 251, MP 345, JP 116, TS 798, KS 562

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by  Edmund Hamilton Sears.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
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 a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by Christina G. Rossetti. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Let earth and heaven combine Let earth and heaven combine, HP 109, STF 208, RAS 190, TS 1394

Available as a video with a backing track - 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.


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
A prayer of praise 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 download
All Included
A prayer of praise 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, 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

Love came down at Christmas Love came down at Christmas, HP 105, STF 210, RAS 614, CP 59, SOF 376, MP 451

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by Christina Georgina Rossetti.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
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 a backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by John Francis Wade and others.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
When a young unmarried couple When a young unmarried couple, STF 220

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: © Peter Relf 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
Come, see the Lord in His breathtaking splendour
Martin R Leckebusch, © Kevin Mayhew Ltd (CCLI) SOF 1207, TS 1174
When Jesus came to Bethlehem © Christopher Idle, Adm Jubilate Group Ltd (CCLI)
(Tunes: 12 11 12 11 4 11, Sans Day Carol)
Words
Almighty God, we bring You praise Austin Martin, © Thankyou Music (CCLI) SOF 16, MP 27, TS 16
Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy Pauline Mills, © Fred Bock Music Company, Adm kingswaysongs (CCLI) SOF 554, MP 608
From the heights of glory, to a humble birth Susie Hare, © 2001 Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (CCLI) TS 1214

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