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The related readings for this Sunday are:
        • Genesis 15.1-6
        • Psalm 33.12-22*
        • Hebrews 11.1-3, 8-16
        • Luke 12.32-40
We have chosen the theme: God does the unexpected

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Arrow Introduction

Introductory notes on the passages by Rev’d Dr Jonathon Dean, Assistant Professor of Religion and Fellow of the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action at Aurora University - Download

Arrow Worship

There's Hope
A video to lead into worship based on Mike Rayson's "There's Hope"

Download - Sample


Call to Worship
Call to Worship

A prayer of Approach
All the background pictures are of Capernaum. The one for the prayers of praise is the Synagogue which is on the site of the where Jesus taught. It is thought that he would have sat to the right of the doorway.

The prayers in this section are also in a PDF file - Download
A Prayer of Praise
A prayer of Confession

Songs: The following songs could be used in this part of the service:
Ah, Lord God, SOF 3, MP 6
New every morning is the love, TDH 1, MP 480, HP 636, HAM 2, RAS 536, CP 6, JP 171
Meekness and majesty, TDH 4, SOF 390, MP 465, TS 353
God is our Father, SOF 134
Sing a song, sing a joyful song, CHSA 282
O! O! O! How good is the Lord
O O O how good is the Lord, MP 532, JP 180

Available as an animated PowerPoint file - Download

And as an animated sing-along video - Download - Sample

This song is shown as Copyright Controlled and should be declared on your CCLI submission

Jesus love is very wonderful
Jesus’ love is very wonderful, JP 139, CHSA 65

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Scripture Union, the copyright holders of this song have kindly given permission for us to make this song available on condition that if you use it in worship then you must declare it on your CCLI submission

Arrow Word

Hebrews 11 from Lectionary Video C5
Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 is on Lectionary Video C5 with photos by Mike Bossingham. All the images are of Philadelpia - Sample

Note the the samples are of much lower video quality than the actual product.

Genesis 15:1-6
Genesis 15:1-6

Psalm 33:12-22
Psalm 33:12-22
Just once in a while I am led to images that speak to a reading so much it makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. This was so with these images. A few years ago my family and I were exploring Philadelphia (the American one) and we stumbled across the most amazing piece of work. It is called "The Irish Memorial" and as you walk around it unfolds the story of the Irish potato famine and the exodus to America. The different facets of this memorial fitted the readings for today perfectly, please do use them - Mike.
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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16
Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16
Luke 12:32-40
Luke 12:32-40

Activity and Story:
There is an opening activity and also the story of Billy and his happy unexpected reunion with his friend Steven in the PDF file - Download

There are some ideas for a talk in the PDF file - Download

The following hymns could be used in this part of the service:
There are hundreds of sparrows, TDH 4, JP 246, CHSA 109, CAP 15
It is a thing most wonderful It is a thing most wonderful, TDH 1, TDH 3, SOF 252, MP 346, TS 801, HP 224, HAM 70, RAS 503, CP 109

Video with backing track - Download - Sample
Sometimes a light surprises Sometimes a light surprises, TDH 1, HP 571, HAM 108, RAS 595, CP 572

Video with backing track - Download - Sample
My God, how wonderful thou art My God, how wonderful thou art, TDH 1, SOF 395, MP 468. TS 896, HP 51, HAM 102, RAS 408, CP 523

Video with backing track - Download -Sample

Arrow Response


A prayer of Intercession
The Offertory
There are PowerPoint files available for the prayers of intercession, offertory and a blessing.

The prayers in this section are in a PDF file, Download

A Blessing
A Blessing

The following songs could be used in this part of the service:
God moves in a mysterious way, TDH 1, MP 193, TS 700, HP 65, HAM 112, RAS 59, CP 445,
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, TDH 1, TDH 4, MP 683, HP 230, RAS 353, CP 598
God is working his purpose out, TDH 1, SOF 135, MP 189, TS 128, HP 769, RAS 573,  CP 444, JP 57
I stand amazed, TDH 3, MP 296
And can it be
And can it be, TDH 1, SOF 21, MP 33, TS 21, HP 216, RAS 366, CP 376

Video with backing track - Download - Sample

Arrow Notes

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Hymnbooks covered:
SOF – Songs of Fellowship
MP – Mission Praise
TS, The Source
HP, Hymns and Psalms
HAM, Hymns Ancient and Modern
RAS, Rejoice and Sing
CP, Common Praise
JP, Junior Praise
CHSA, Complete Hymns and Songs for Assembly
CAP, Come and Praise
BECD, Bible Explosion CD
KS2, Kidsource 2
AYOC – A Year of Celebration.
JUP – Jump if you’re wearing red songbook
CFW – Church Family Worship
KSC – Kids Source
PIA, Pass it on

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