Intimations Sunday 29th 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 is on holiday till Monday 13th January.

There will be a service in Rorison next Sunday 5th January at 2.30pm.

Our Christmas Appeal finishes today. If you haven’t already 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.
The Offering at the Watchnight Service came to £225.00. This will be added to the Christmas Appeal.

The Flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Kay Blair
The Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Anne McHolm

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

DALSERF CHURCH NEWS

Sunday Worship on 5th January 2020 will take place in Dalserf Church at 11.30am and Rorison Church Ashgill at 2.30pm. Both Services will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson. The choir will meet at 10.30 am in Dalserf.

Girls Brigade meets in Rorison Church on Monday 6th January 2020.

The Guild meets on Wednesday 8th January. This will be a Business Meeting with a Bring and Buy Sales Table.

Focus resumes on Thursday 9th January in Rorison at 1.45pm.

Bible Study will not resume until Monday 13th January in Hamilton Hall Dalserf.

Dalserf Church wish all a blessed 2020 and thank everyone who has supported us during 2019.

Kirk Session Greeting

May God bless you and yours with a joyous Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
We pray that you find peace and love during this special time of the year.
May your family be blessed with all the joy that life can bring.


Happy Christmas.
Dalserf Kirk Session

If you are a visitor we invite you to join us on a Sunday morning at 11.30 for regular Services.

Homeless and Foodbank Collection

Thanks to everyone in Dalserf Church who donated money or items to give to those who don’t have anywhere to stay over Christmas. Special thanks and Anne and Iain McHolm for organising this. Final stop on the way to delivery was for tea, coffee etc. for the soup trolleys.

We have again been overwhelmed by the donations which the foodbank has received from everyone during 2019. These have come via supermarket trolley donations in the Co-op and Asda in Larkhall, Sainsbury’s in Strathaven and Tesco in Lesmahagow as well as regular and harvest donations from various local churches and businesses. Some schools have also given their harvest collections and then there are people who just knock our door and hand in their donations. You have all truly become like the Wise Men and followed the Star bringing your gifts and you have helped so many people in crisis. We pass on to you their grateful thanks for all your gifts throughout the year. God bless you all

Order Of Service Sunday 22nd December 2019

Dalserf Parish Church
22/12/2019

4th Sunday of Advent

The Sunday of LOVE

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

Welcome and Intimations

Introit: Come and Join the Celebration

Call to Worship

Lighting the Advent Candle
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.
(tune: Away in a manger)

Hymn: 277 Hark the glad sound the Saviour comes

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: 316 Love came down at Christmas

Prayer for Illumination

Reading:
Isaiah 7: 10 – 16 Kay Blair
Matthew 1: 18 – 25 Revd. John Stevenson

Hymn: 326 As with gladness men of old

Sermon:
“God’s Holy Mongrel”

Anthem: To us a child of royal birth

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

Hymn: 286 Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord!

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

Intimations Sunday 22nd December 2019

A warm welcome is extended to any visitors to our Family 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

On Tuesday (Christmas Eve) the watchnight service will be held in Dalserf at 11.30pm. This will be preceded by Christmas goodies in Hamilton Hall from 10pm.

Thomas Scotland’s mother passed away last week and was laid to rest yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Thomas and Heather and family at this sad time.

Congratulations to Abby Gilchrist whose Christmas Card Design was Runner Up in the MSP Christmas Card Competition

Our Christmas Appeal is ongoing. 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.

The Flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Kay Blair
The Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Kay Blair

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

DALSERF CHURCH NEWS

Week Beginning 24th Dec 2019

Tuesday 24th December Watchnight Service Dalserf 11.30pm. This will be preceded by Christmas goodies in Hamilton Hall from 10pm. Please join us for this special time of fellowship and worship.

Sunday Worship on 29th December will take place in Dalserf Church at 11.30am and will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson. The choir will meet at 10.30.
Our Christmas Appeal will continue throughout the month of Dec. The money raised will go to the Drop in Centre in Hamilton.

Dalserf Church wish all a blessed Christmas and thank everyone who has supported us in any way during 2019.