Sunday 15th December – worship services (11am and 6.30pm)

11 am – second Sunday in Advent

Welcome and Intimations

Candle song – vs 1 and 4

  • Leader: We wait for the coming of Christ, giving life in abundance
  • All: Come Giver of Life
  • Leader: The bread of life given for all people a sharing in the body of Christ
  • All: Come Giver of Life
  • Leader: The desert shall rejoice and blossom abundantly Rejoice and be glad in it.
  • All: Christ, shine in our world today

We light our 3rd Advent Candle

HYMN 277 Hark the glad sound the savour comes

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Time with the children

HYMN 282 Christmas is coming (vs 1-3)

Offering

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10 and Matthew 11:2-11

HYMN 531 My Jesus My Saviour

SERMON – Getting ready for the impossible

MP 544 Open my eyes that I may see

Prayers

HYMN 286 Tell out my soul

Benediction, Three-fold Amen, Recessional HYMN 290 (vs4)

6.30pm Candle Light Carols

The church is filled with flickering candles. We sing traditional Christmas Carols interspersed with readings, read by four of our young members – Emily, Michael, Lyle and Amirah. Afterwards you are invited into the Church Hall for Mince Pies and Mulled Wine.

  • CAROL 1 – Hark the Herald
  • CAROL 2 – In the bleak mid-winter
  • CAROL 3 – The Angel Gabriel
  • CAROL 4 – O Little town of Bethlehem
  • SOLO 1 – from Fiona MacDonald
  • CAROL 5 – Still the night
  • CAROL 6 – The first Nowell
  • SOLO 2 – from Fiona MacDonald
  • CAROL 7 – We three kings
  • CAROL 8 – Joy to the World
  • CAROL 9 – O Come all ye faithful (Adeste Fideles)
  • CAROL 10 – O Holy Night

Sunday 8th December 2019 at 11am

Communion and 2nd Sunday of advent

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Bible is placed in pulpit, we sing the Candle song (vs 1and 3)
WE LIGHT OUR 2ND CANDLE
Hymn Ye Gates lift up your heads on high (CH4 19)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with the children  
Hymn Make way Make way for Christ the King (CH4 279)
Offering
Reading/s (read by a church member)
Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12
Hymn Sound the trumpets the Lord is near (CH4 280)
Sermon Prepare to meet thy God
Hymn We gather at your table, Lord (Screen)  
Holy Communion
Hymn The voice of God goes out to all the world (CH4 283)
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung)
RECESSIONAL HYMN (CH4 290 v3)

Order for Worship – Saturday 30th November at 12.00 pm

Christingle Service

Welcome

CAROL – O little town of Bethlehem

Prayer

Short Christmas Film

CAROL – Away in a manger

What are Christingles?

Time to make your own, during which we’ll sing

CAROL – It’s rounded like an orange

CAROL – Still the night

Christingle Prayer

CAROL – See Him lying on a bed of straw

Travel safely

Order for Worship – Sunday 1st December 2019 at 11am

The First Sunday of Advent

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)

Candle Lighting Song (vs 1 & 2) see screen

Candle Lighting Liturgy (words in green are those of Rev de Beer)

Leader: We wait for the coming of Christ, the light of the world

All: Come Lord Jesus

Leader: The true light, which enlightens everyone is coming into the world.

All: Come Lord Jesus

Leader: The light shines in the darkness And the darkness will not overcome it.

All: Christ, shine in your church today

HYMN CH4 198 Let us build a house – All are welcome

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Time with the young folk

HYMN MP 1086 Light of the world you stepped down into darkness

Offering

Readings Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44 (reader A Mathew)

HYMN Great God, your Spirit, like the wind (tune Ye banks and Braes)

Sermon PREGNANT WITH HOPE

HYMN CH4 472 Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Prayers for Others

HYMN CH4 273 O come, O come, Emmanuel

Benediction and 3-fold Amen

Recessional Advent HYMN CH4 290 The race that long in darkness pinned (vs 1)

Join us for Tea and Coffee in the Hall afterwards.