Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Day B: Glorious Light

























Bible Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7, Hebrews 1:1-4, 5-12, Luke 2:1-20

About the Image
Upper Left: Winter sunrise, Swan Reach, Victoria, Australia (for more info visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Reach,_Victoria). This is my photo so please feel free to use it for worship and related activities.
Upper Right:
This is a Corel free clipart with text from the Michael Card song, Immanuel.
Lower Left: Decoration in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. This is my image so please feel free to use it for worship and related activities.
Lower Right: This is a free image from Heartlight (see my links column at left)

Proclamation: They Have Heard It On the Hills
From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 97 (pictured at right).

Listening Song: Gaudete
By Cantillation on the compilation CD, Peace on Earth(pictured at left)

Listening Song: Immanuel
By Michael Card on his album, The Final Word

Kid's Story: The Fox's Story
By Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen, Marshal Pickering, 1988, ISBN 0551015802; (pictured at right).

Kid's Story: The Grumpy Shepherd
By Paddy Devon, Scripture Union, 1995, ISBN 1859993265 (pictured at left).

Kid's Story: Jed and Roy McCoy
by Andrew McDonough, Lost Sheep, 2007 ISNB 9781921229121. Visit lostsheep.com.au for downloads of this book (pictured at right).

Responsive Reading: A Boy Has Been Born to Us
From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 114 (pictured above).

Responsive reading: Light Looked Down
From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 82 (pictured above).

Responsive Reading: Litany of the Incarnation
From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 91 (pictured above).

Film Clip: Bethlehemian Rhapsody


Drama: A Special Baby
From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 111ff (pictured above).

Drama: The Incarnation
From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 86ff (pictured above).

Story: I Did
By Adrian Plass in The Growing Up Pains of Adrian Plass, Harper Collins,1986, ISBN 0551013850, page 7ff (pictured at right).

Story: Out and About
There was once a European monarch who worried his court by often disappearing and walking incognito amongst his people. When he was asked not to do this for security reasons, he said, “I cannot rule my people unless I know how they live".
Cannot source this tiny story but it is found in a number of places on the web.

Story: Come Home

Found in Still More Hot Illustrations For Youth Talks by Wayne Rice, Zondervan, 1999, ISBN 0310224640, page 125ff.

Story: Dian Fossey and Gorillas in the Mist
Find this story at www.elbourne.org/sermons/index.mv?illustration+1446

Story: With Skin On!

Find this story at www.elbourne.org/sermons/index.mv?illustration+1445

Prayer for Others: In the Face of the Gospel

From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 115 (pictured above).

Response Activity: Candy Canes
Give everyone a red and white striped candy cane and tell the congregation the meaning of the shape, the stripes, the flavour, etc. For information, see http://ww2.netnitco.net/~legend01/candycane.htm

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