Bible Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12
About the Images:
Upper Left: This is a microsoft free clipart image with text from the Isiaiah via www.laughingbird.net
Upper Right: Found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Ronja_beam_Prostejov.jpg
Lower Left and Right: These free images both come from www.sundaygraphx.blogspot.com. See my links column at left.
Listening Song: Wise Man
By David Robertson on his album Soul Embrace (pictured at left).
Reading; Isaiah 60:1-6
I used the words of the www.laughingbird.net paraphrase of this reading on a powerpoint slide show of images of light and backed them with the music of Psalmas Ode by Vangelis on his album Reprise (pictured at left).
Drama: The Gate Keeper
From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 127 (pictured at right). This drama is based on the gospel story.
Poem: The Wise Man's Journey
From Cloth for the Cradle by Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 1997, ISBN 1901557014, page 125 (pictured at right)
Poem: Isaiah 60:1a
Found in In Due Season by Herbert F Brokering, Augsburg Publishing, 1966 (pictured at left) in the Spring section under Isaiah 60:1a.
Meditation: The Outsiders
Found in Meditations from the Iona Community by Ian Reid, Wild Goose Publications, Trowbridge, 1998, ISBN 1901557022, page 30.
Kids: The Three Wise Camels
This is another brilliant book by Andrew McDonough, Lost Sheep Resources, 2012. This goes with the Matthew reading. The great thing about these books is that they only around $A5 and for a further $A10 (or instead of) you can buy on line the story in any format you need to project the pictures in church. There are also free activity sheets and for a cost activity books for both teachers and children. Visit www.lostsheep.com.au to check out all the excellent resources.
Worship Activity: Giving to the Lord
By Jim Burns and Robin Dugall in Worship Experiences, Gospel Light, 1999, ISBN, 0830724044, page 38. This is based on the gospel reading.