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IDEAS for December 25th, 2011

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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

The theme for this week: Pass the Parcel

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Arrow Introduction

Introductory notes on the passages 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 OLE-004221. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
An Advent Liturgy
An Advent Liturgy compiled by Rev'd Billy Slatter - Booklet - PowerPoint

The liturgy uses "Like a Candle Flame" each week

Like a candle flame, STF 176, SOF 891, MP 420, TS 322, Sheet Music

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-004221. 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.

Prayers:
 

A prayer of praise and thanksgiving A prayer of confession
A prayer of confession
The backgrounds are from the church in the Shepherd's Fields, Bethlehem

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,
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-0002865. 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, Sheet Music

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0002865. 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

Words by Isaac Watts. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme

Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

 
There is a service based on Pass the Parcel - 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-0002865. 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.

It’s the time to start the festive music, James Wright, © 2002 Kevin Mayhew Ltd., KS 569
See Him lying on a bed of straw, Michael Perry, © Mrs B Perry, adm Jubilate Hymns, HP 118, STF 216, RAS 151, CP 68, SOF 491, MP 589, JP 214, KS 291

There is also a good choice of children's songs in the material for December 18th
Arrow Word

Readings:

Psalm 98
Psalm 98 is on Lectionary Video C6 - 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 on Just Worship 1 and  Just Worship 2 - Christmas and Easter - Sample

Isaiah 52:7-10
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98
Psalm 98
This week's readings are from the NIV.

The Hebrews reading is provided as the full text which can be easily cut down to verses 1 to 4 if preferred.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.                       

Talk:


There is a service based on Pass the Parcel - Download

Songs: The following hymns 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

The words are by J. Byrom. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
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-0002865. 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, CHSA 146

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

The words are by Charles Wesley.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
.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-0002865. The words are by Christina Georgina Rossetti.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

Jesus is the heart of Christmas, © Marguerite Kendrick, STF 207

Arrow Response

Prayers:

A prayer for others
A prayer for others

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


Other Resources:

The Song of Incarnation 
The Song of Incarnation  from At the Breaking of the bread for Christmas and Epiphany

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


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

O come, all ye faithful
O come, all ye faithful,  HP 110, STF 212, RAS 160, CP 62, SOF 408, CHSA 152, MP 491, JP 176, TS 380, KS 665

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

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 IDEAS Collection

You can see more at IDEAS Collection.

Song
Author
Books and links
Once in Royal David’s city
Cecil Frances Alexander HP 114, CP 66, STF 214, RAS 167, SOF 438, MP 539, JP 185, TS 404, KS 676
Unto us a boy is born Percy Deamer HP 127, CP 73, SOF 1574, MP 714, JP 263, STF 218, RAS 169
We see the eyes of Mary shine Andrew Pratt, © Stainer & Bell Ltd STF 219
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord.
Brenton Brown & Ken Riley,  © 2005 Thankyou Music
SOF 2034, TS 2054
Bethlehem, of noblest cities
Aurelius Clemens Prudentis, tr Edward Caswall
HP 122, STF 225

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Arrow From previous months

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This week we have included resources from previous months in the main resources.

Arrow Notes
To access these materials you do need to subscribe to IDEAS.

Hymnbooks covered:

SOF – Songs of Fellowship
MP – Mission Praise
TS, The Source
HP, Hymns and Psalms
STF, Singing the Faith
RAS, Rejoice and Sing
CP, Common Praise
JP, Junior Praise
KS – Kids Source

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