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The related readings for this Sunday are:

Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8

The theme for this week: Prepare the way

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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

 Prepare the way of the Lord
As an opening video we are offering "Prepare the way of the Lord" by Dave Bilbrough, ©  2000 Thankyou Music.  Download Sample.

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-004221. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.

Like a Candle Flame
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 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 confession
A prayer of confession

Songs: The following songs could be used in this part of the service:
Jesus, what a beautiful name, Tanya Riches, ©  1995 Hillsong Publishing, SOF 877, MP 998, TS 301

Praise to the God who clears the way
Available as PowerPoint words:

Praise to the God who clears the way, STF 183

The words are copyright: © Jan Berry and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Prepare the way of the Lord
Available as PowerPoint words:

Prepare the way of the Lord, SOF 1505

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: Dave Bilbrough, © 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.

Arrow Material suitable for children

Talk

all age address 
There is an all age address which starts by exploring getting ready for Christmas and then uses it as a way into "Preparing the way". The sermon is in 3 parts, we would suggest using the 1st and 3rd parts an all age service and the 2nd and 3rd parts for a more traditional service - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to match - Download

Songs

Declare it in the north
Available as PowerPoint words:

Declare it in the north, KS 444, John Hardwick's version with extra verse

Also available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-004221. The words are copyright: © 2001 John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Every day, if you go astray
Available as PowerPoint words:

Every day, if you go astray, JP 331

The words are copyright:  © Greg Leavers.. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Arrow Word

Readings:

Isaiah 40:1-11
Isaiah 40:1-11 is on Lectionary Video B1 - Sample

As we move into a  new Church Year  we are offering  the set  of all 6 CDs of  The Lectionary Videos  covering Year B for just £45 during November.

Isaiah 40:1-11
Isaiah 40:1-11

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
This week's readings are from the NIV.

All the background images are of the lower Jordan Valley.

The psalm is formatted so that it can be antiphonally and has a Selah, where a congregation could be encouraged to make a loud crescendo of noise of praise to God

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

Talk:

all age address
There is an all age address which starts by exploring getting ready for Christmas and then uses it as a way into "Preparing the way". The sermon is in 3 parts, we would suggest using the 1st and 3rd parts an all age service and the 2nd and 3rd parts for a more traditional service - Download

There are also PowerPoint slides to match - Download


Suggested tunes for the hymns are in the notes

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

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
Available as PowerPoint words:

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry, HP 84, STF 182, RAS 134, CP 34, MP 538, JP 186

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-004221. The words are by Charles Coffin, tr John Chandler. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
These are the days of Elijah
Available as PowerPoint words:

These are the days of Elijah, SOF 1047, MP 1012, TS 503, KS 734

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence OLE-004221. The words are by Robin Mark, © 1996 Song Solutions Daybreak. 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
A blessing
A blessing

Other Resources:

 The Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving 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:

Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding
Available as PowerPoint words:

Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding, CP 26

The words are by Edward Caswall.  Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
The Kingdom of God
Available as PowerPoint words:

The Kingdom of God, HP 139, STF 255, RAS 200, CP 591, MP 651

The words are copyright:  Bryn Rees, © Alexander Scott. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

In this place, with God's word, STF 554 , by Peter Relf. The author is unhappy with the arrangement used in Singing the Faith and has asked me to place his preferred version on our web site. We have placed this in the free area so that can be downloaded by anyone - Sheet Music

Arrow The IDEAS Collection

You can see more at IDEAS Collection.

Song
Author
Books and links
Come, now is the time to worship
Brian Doerksen, © 1998 Vineyard Songs (CCLI) STF 24, SOF 1205, MP 1040, TS 662, KS 436
Tell out my soul
Timothy Dudley Smith, © 1961 Oxford University Press (CCLI) HP 86, STF 186, RAS 740, CP 362, SOF 520, MP 631, TS 471, JP 229
The Angel Gabriel from heaven came Sabine Baring-Gould HP 87, STF 187, RAS 139, CP 242
Shine, Jesus, Shine
Graham Kendrick, © 1987 Make Way Music (CCLI) STF 59, CP 513, SOF 362, TS 335, KS 237, MP 445
Wild and lone the prophet’s voice
Carl P. Daw Jr, © 1989 Hope Publishing Company (CCLI) STF  189

Nominate hymns and songs for here

 
We want you to help us compile a great collection and so invite you to nominate hymns and songs. Each week we will (subject to getting copyright consent) publish the 5 most nominated hymns and songs.


Arrow From previous months

Long term members may like to use appropriate material from previous months. The passwords for these will remain valid indefinitely. Newer members are able to purchase access to individual months for £5 and also blocks of 6 months resources for £15

Immortal Invisible, God only wise, TDH 1, SOF 234, MP 237, TS 220, HP 9, HAM 199, RAS 67, CP 474 is available as a video with words a music in the material for August 22nd, 2010

God has spoken – by His prophets, HP 64, STF is available as PowerPoint words in the material for June 26th, 2011

Lo, in the wilderness a voice is available in the material for October 2nd, 2011

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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