Sunday 29th December 2019 at 11am

WELCOME AND INTIMATIONS

Bible is placed in the pulpit

GATHERING HYMN CH4 189 Be still, for the presence of the Lord (vs1 only)

CALL TO WORSHIP

CH4 320 Joy to the world the Lord is come

Prayer and Lords prayer

Time with young folks

CH4 314 Child in the manger

Offering

Readings Isaiah 63:7-19 and Matthew 2:13-23

(screen) A Voice Was Heard in Ramah (tune Penlan)

SERMON Our song: “The King has come and yet he has come to die and rise again”

(screen) God of Adam, God of Joseph (tune Stuttgart)

Prayers for others

CH4 438 The head that once was crowned with thorns

Benediction and 3 Fold Amen

CH4 804 You shall go out with joy (x3) (Recessional)

Sunday 22nd December at 11am – Worship with the Choir

BELLSHILL CENTRAL PARISH CHURCH

ORDER OF SERVICE 22ND DECEMBER 11.00AM

Invitation to Stand as the Bible is placed in the pulpit.

Welcome and Intimations (Stan)

Call to worship (Stan)

HYMN – Hark the herald Angels sing

STILL STANDING – Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy (leader Kevin)

  • Leader: We long for the presence of Christ, Emmanuel, God with us
  • All: Come Bearer of Hope
  • Leader: Love coming to earth to live among us. Full of grace and truth
  • All: Come Bearer of Hope
  • Leader: Do not be afraid: see I am bringing you. Good news of great joy for all people
  • All: Christ, shine in our hearts today

LIGHT THE 4TH CANDLE

SING – Candle lighting Song (vs 1 and 5)

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer (Helen and Alexa)

HYMN – Away in a Manger

Offering and Dedication (Children leave for young church)

HYMN – It came upon the midnight clear

CHOIR – FOLLOW THAT STAR (with Narration read by Hugh)

  1. In the days of Emperor Augustus
  2. No room at the inn
  3. Do not be afraid
  4. Shepherd Rock
  5. Who am I (Stan)
  6. Herod was having a bad day
  7. He’s going to be the King of the Jews/Follow that star
  8. Do not be afraid (repeat)

Prayers for Others (Kevin)

HYMN – As with Gladness men of Old

Benediction and Three-fold Amen (Kevin)

Recessional HYMN – O Come all ye faithful (vs4)

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