Intimations Sunday 12th January 2020

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 meet tomorrow in Hamilton Hall at 11am

Our Girls Brigade will meet tomorrow night in Rorison

The Gathering will meet on Tuesday in Hamilton Hall at 12.30. Soup, Tea and Coffee will be provided. Please bring along any other eats you require.

Prayers Please

Mrs Nan Mathieson is still in hospital ward 10 Wishaw General.
Mrs Sadie Millward, regular attender at Focus, husband John passed away suddenly last Thursday while Sadie was worshipping with us at Focus.
Louise Haddow (Pollok) Father in Law Jim passed away yesterday morning after a long illness.
Wendy Manson’s mum is in hospital very poorly.
We ask you keep, in your prayers, the families of our members and friends in these difficult and sad times.

Any items for the February Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor by today.

The Flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Elizabeth Lawson
The Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Sheena Archibald.
The Reader next Sunday will be Robert Clarkson.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

The Guild Burns Supper will take place on Wednesday 22nd January in Rorison at 7.15pm. Price £10.00. Anyone wishing to attend should give their name to Kay, Lily or Ann for catering purposes. Tickets are available from these ladies. Please join us and make this evening the success sit usually is.

There will be a Kirk Session meeting in Rorison on Tuesday 28th January.

A THOUGHT FOR 2020
ADVENT TELLS US CHRIST IS NEAR
CHRISTMAS TELLS US CHRIST IS HERE.
IN EPIPHANY WE FACE
ALL THE WONDERS OF HIS GRACE

DALSERF CHURCH NEWS

Sunday Worship on 19th January 2020 will take place in Dalserf Church at 11.30am and will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson. The choir will meet at 10.30am.

Girls Brigade meets in Rorison Church on Monday 20th January 2020.

Order Of Service Sunday 5th January 2020

Dalserf Parish Church
05/01/2020

2nd Sunday after Christmas

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

Welcome and Intimations

Introit:

Call to Worship

Hymn: 326 As with gladness men of old

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: 327 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Prayer for Illumination

Reading:
Ephesians 1: 3 – 14 Mike Taylor
John 1: 1 – 8 Revd. John Stevenson

Hymn: 325 Bethlehem, a noble city

Sermon: “A Light to Lighten Our Darkness ”

Anthem:

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

Hymn: 182 Now thank we all our God

Benediction
Threefold Amen

Just One Request
Dear Master for this coming year
Just one request I bring:
I do not pray for happiness,
Or any earthly thing—
I do not ask to understand
The way Thou leadest me,
But this I ask: Teach me to do
The thing that pleaseth Thee.
I want to know Thy guiding voice,
To walk with Thee each day.
Dear Master make me swift to hear
And ready to obey.
And thus the year I now begin
A happy year will be—
If I am seeking just to do
The thing that pleaseth Thee.
–Unknown Author

Intimations Sunday 5th January 2020

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 is on holiday till Monday 13th January.
House Group not returning till February

Our Girls Brigade return tomorrow night.

Our Guild will return on Wednesday when the AGM will take place. There will also be a Bring and Buy.

Focus will return on Thursday 9th January when the speaker will be Revd John Stevenson

Our Christmas Appeal made the sum of £124. This will be added to the £225 from the offering at the Watchnight service. Making a total of £349 going to the Drop in Centre in Hamilton. You are a very caring congregation and since the shoe box appeal in November, the G1 Charity Appeal, the gifts for the Gift Service and now the Christmas Appeal you have given very generously. A huge Thank You to everyone.

Mrs Nan Mathieson is in hospital. No further details at the moment.

Any items for the February Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor by next Sunday 12th January.

The Flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Anne McHolm
The Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Elizabeth Lawson

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

The Guild Burns Supper will take place on Wednesday 22nd January in Rorison at 7.15pm.

There will be a Kirk Session meeting in Rorison on Tuesday 28th January.

DALSERF CHURCH NEWS

Week Beginning 9th Jan 2020

Focus meets today Thursday 9th January in Rorison at 1.45pm when the speaker will be the Revd John Stevenson.

Sunday Worship on 12th January 2020 will take place in Dalserf Church at 11.30am and will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson. The choir will not meet this week.

Girls Brigade meets in Rorison Church on Monday 13th January 2020.

Bible Study will resume on Monday 13th January in Hamilton Hall Dalserf.

The total raised from our Christmas Appeal and offering at Watchnight Service raised the sum of £349.00 which will be donated to the Hamilton Joint Churches Drop in Centre. Thanks to all who so generously donated.

Dates for your diary
Guild Burns Supper will take place on Thursday 22nd January in Rorison at 7.00pm for 7.15pm. If interested please contact 01689 882499

Order Of Service Sunday 29th December 2019

Dalserf Parish Church
29/12/2019

1st Sunday after Christmas

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

Welcome and Intimations

Introit:

Call to Worship

Lighting the Advent Candle

Hymn: 306 O come, all ye faithful

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: 313 See in yonder manger low

Prayer for Illumination

Reading:
Isaiah 63: 7 – 9 Revd. John Stevenson
Matthew 2: 13 – 23 Liz Lawson

Hymn: 316 Love came down at Christmas

Sermon: “Christmas Through God’s Eyes ”

Anthem:
Offering and Prayer of dedication

Prayers for others

Hymn: 320 Joy to the world, the Lord is come

Benediction
Threefold Amen

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

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)

A candle is burning, a candle of joy.
A candle to welcome brave Mary’s new boy.
Our hearts fill with wonder, and eyes light and glow
as joy brightens winter like sunshine on snow

A candle is burning, a candle of love,
a candle to point us to heaven above,
A baby for Christmas, a wonderful birth,
for Jesus is bringing God’s love to our earth.

We honour Messiah with Christ’s candle flame
Our Christmas Eve candles glad tidings proclaim
O come all ye faithful rejoice in this night
As Christ comes among us, the Christian’s true light
(tune: Away in a manger)