Dalserf Parish Church of Scotland

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Mission Statement: “Dalserf Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ through the preaching of the word and the witness of every member”.

Order Of Service Sunday 8th December 2019

Dalserf Parish Church
08/12/2019

2nd Sunday of Advent

The Sunday of PEACE

Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)

Welcome and Intimations

Introit: People look East

Lighting the Advent Candle

A candle is burning, a candle of Peace;
A candle to signal that conflict must cease.
For Jesus is coming to show us the way;
A message of Peace humbly laid in the hay.
(tune: Away in a manger)

Hymn: 474 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: 290 The race that long in darkness pined

Prayer for Illumination

Readings:
Isaiah 11: 1 – 10 Prim Gilmour
Matthew 3: 1 – 12 Revd. John Stevenson

Hymn: 279 Make way, make way

Sermon:
“The Peaceable Kingdom”

Anthem: Hurry the Lord is near

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

Hymn: 334 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Benediction
Threefold Amen

Intimations Sunday 8th December 2019

A warm welcome is extended to any visitors to our service today. Soup, Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service and you are invited to join us for a short time of fellowship together.

Each Sunday morning in Hamilton Hall there is a short time of prayer and meditation. Please feel free to come and join us, you will be made very welcome.

Bible study will not be on tomorrow, but we would hope to be back on the 16th.

Girls Brigade will meet tomorrow night in Rorison

Our Guild Christmas Concert with Kenny Mason and Friends will take place in Rorison on Wednesday Time 7.15pm Cost £5.00 Pay at the door. Please come along and enjoy what has proved in the past to be a great evening. The singing is great, the food is great and the Christian Fellowship is wonderful.

Today is the start of our Christmas Appeal. Please place your donation in the envelope provided. Write your name on the card and place on the Christmas Tree. The money raised will go to the Drop in Centre in Hamilton.

Next Sunday 15th December is our Gift Service here in Dalserf at 11.30am. Can we please request that your gift be placed in a Gift Bag and not wrapped, this makes it easier for the Social Work Department to check the contents. Also next Sunday evening there will a Christmas Musical Evening here in Dalserf at 7pm. This will include the choirs from both Primary Schools.

Also Sunday 15th December at 2.00pm the annual Carols in the Park will take place in Crossford just behind the Village Hall. This will be followed by hot drinks and mince pies in the Village Hall.

Many thanks and blessings to Bob and Rona Campbell who put the Christmas Star up on the outside of Rorison Church. It says the real Reason for The Season to everyone entering and leaving the village. We missed it Bob and Rona and delighted to see the star back in its rightful place. Blessings to both of you.

The Flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Ann Price
The Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Rae Hunter

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 20th December visits to Nursing Homes
Tuesday 24th December Watchnight Service Dalserf 11.30pm This will be preceded by Christmas goodies in Hamilton Hall from 10pm.

Lighting the Advent Candle
1st Sunday

A Candle is burning, a flame warm and bright,
A candle of HOPE in winter’s dark night.
While angels sing blessing from heaven’s starry sky,
Our hearts we prepare now for Jesus is nigh

Week Beginning 12th Dec 2019

Sunday Worship on 15th December will take place in Dalserf Church at 11.30am and will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson. This will be our gift service when you are invited to bring a gift for a child or a young person which will be passed on to the Social work Dept for others less fortunate than ourselves. The choir will meet in Dalserf at 10.30am. A Christmas Musical Evening will take place at 7.00pm in Dalserf when the choirs from Netherburn and Dalserf Primary will take part. Fellowship will follow this service in Hamilton Hall.
Our Christmas Appeal will continue throughout the month of Dec. The money raised will go to the Drop in Centre in Hamilton.

Bible Study meets on Monday 16th December in Hamilton Hall at 11.00am.

Girls Brigade meets on Monday 16th December in Rorison Church Ashgill

G1 CHARITY Just a reminder. If you have anything that you wish to donate to this Charity for the homeless, then please leave the items on the front pew. You can do this until 20th December.

DECEMBER SERVICES

22ND DEC FAMILY SERVICE 11.30AM
24TH DEC WATCHNIGHT SERVICE
GOODIES IN HAMILTON HALL 10.00PM
WATCHNIGHT SERVICE 11.30PM
ALL ARE WELCOME FELLOWSHIP IN HAMILTON HALL FOLLOWING EACH SERVICE

Order Of Service Sunday 1st December 2019

Dalserf Parish Church
01/12/2019

1st Sunday of Advent

The Sunday of HOPE

Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)

Welcome and Intimations

Introit:

Lighting the Advent Candle

A Candle is burning, a flame warm and bright,
A candle of HOPE in winter’s dark night.
While angels sing blessing from heaven’s starry sky,
Our hearts we prepare now for Jesus is nigh
(tune: Away in a manger)

Hymn: 273 O come, O come, Emmanuel

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: 290 The race that long in darkness pined

Prayer for Illumination

Readings
Isaiah 2: 1 – 5 Bruce Archibald
Matthew 24: 36 – 44 Revd. John Stevenson

Hymn: 291 When out of poverty is born

Sermon: “Watch Out”

Anthem:

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

Hymn: 277 Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes

Benediction
Threefold Amen

Intimations Sunday 1st December 2019

A warm welcome is extended to any visitors to our service today. Soup, Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service and you are invited to join us for a short time of fellowship together. There will be a service in Rorison today at 2.30pm.

Each Sunday morning in Hamilton Hall there is a short time of prayer and meditation. Please feel free to come and join us, you will be made very welcome.

Bible study will meet tomorrow at 11am in Hamilton Hall

House Group will meet tomorrow at 1.30pm

Girls Brigade will meet tomorrow night in Rorison

Our Guild Christmas Dinner will take place on Wednesday in Dalserf Bowling club at 7.15pm. There are still spaces available for this. Please give your name to Ann, Lily or Kay.

Focus Lunch will take place on Thursday in Rorison at 12.30

Next Sunday will see the start of our Christmas Appeal. Please place your donation in the envelope provided. Write your name on the card and place on the Christmas Tree. The money raised will go to the Drop in Centre in Hamilton.

Item intimated last week at Claremont Parish Church has been cancelled.

The Flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Lily Budgell
The Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Ann Price

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Guild Christmas Concert Wednesday 11th December. Rorison at 7.15pm Tickets £5.00 pay at the door. Or tickets from Kay.

Sunday 15th December Gift Service Dalserf Church 11.30am Can we please request that your gift be placed in a Gift Bag and not wrapped, this makes it easier for the Social Work Department to check the contents.

Sunday 15th Dalserf 7pm. Christmas Musical Evening. Including the choirs from both Primary Schools.

Friday 20th December visits to Nursing Homes

Tuesday 24th December Watchnight Service Dalserf 11.30pm This will be preceded by Christmas goodies in Hamilton Hall from 10pm.

DALSERF CHURCH NEWS

Week Beginning 5th Dec 2019

Sunday Worship on 8th December the second Sunday in Advent, will take place in Dalserf Church at 11.30am and will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson. The choir will meet in Dalserf at 10.30am
Sunday 8th December will see the start of our Christmas Appeal. The money raised will go to the Drop in Centre in Hamilton.

Bible Study meets on Monday 9th December in Hamilton Hall at 11.00am.

Girls Brigade meets on Monday 9th December in Rorison Church Ashgill

Guild Christmas sing along Wednesday 11th December. An evening with Kenny Mason and friends will be held in Rorison church at 7.15pm. Supper will be served. All welcome. Pay at the door, £5.00

G1 CHARITY Just a reminder. If you have anything that you wish to donate to this Charity for the homeless, then please leave the items on the front pew. You can do this until 20th December.

December Sevices

15th Dec Family gift service 11.30am
Christmas musical evening 7.00pm
22nd Dec Family service 11.30am
24th Dec Watchnight service
Goodies in Hamilton Hall 10.00pm
Watchnight service 11.30pm
All are welcome fellowship in Hamilton Hall following each service