4th Sunday of Advent
Morning Worship at 10.45am
Lessons and Carols with the Choir
Order of Service
Please note: the order of service today will proceed largely unannounced. You are asked to stand, if you are able, to join in the congregational carols.
Welcome & Intimations
INTROIT “Love came down at Christmas” (Grey 316)
Call to worship
HYMN 211 Hark! the herald angels sing
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Lighting of the 4th Advent Candle – the Candle of Love
As we light our candle please remain seated to sing our Candle Song
Like a candle flame, flickering small, in our darkness
Uncreated light, shines through infant eyes.
God is with us Alleluia, come to save us Alleluia, Alleluia!
CHOIR “The Angel Gabriel” (Grey 285)
BIBLE READING:St Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.
St Luke 2: 1-7 (Read by Betty Patrick)
Offering announced and uplifted
CHOIR “Jesus is born” (Grey 311)
Offering brought forward and dedicated
HYMN 345 It came upon the mid-night clear
CHOIR “Child in the manger” (J. Hodgson)
BIBLE READING:St John unfolds the great mystery of the
Incarnation. St John 1: 1-(read by Susan McGleish)
CHOIR Love came down at Christmas (G. Gray)
History and Reflection on
“Love Came down at Christmas”
HYMN 503 O Little town of Bethlehem
Prayers of Intercession
(led by Bill Cameron and Stanley Cook)
SUNG CHOIR RESPONSE
CHOIR “Look away to Bethlehem” (L. Sturdy)
HYMN 491 O come, all ye faithful
Benediction & Sung 3-fold Amen
Congregational Sung Blessing (please be seated)
Love came down at Christmas,
love all lovely, Love divine;
love was born at Christmas,
star and angels gave the sign.
ORGAN MUSIC In dulci jubilo BWV 751 JS Bach