Order Of Service Sunday 15th December 2019

Dalserf Parish Church
15/12/2019

3rd Sunday of Advent

The Sunday of JOY

Gift Service

Entry of God’s Word

(Please stand if you are able)

Welcome and Intimations

Introit:

Call to Worship

Lighting the Advent Candle

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.

Hymn: MP 39 As with gladness men of old

Prayer of approach and Lord’s Prayer

GIFTS

Hymn: MP 42 At this time of giving

Prayer for Illumination

Readings:
Isaiah 35: 1 – 10 Emma Gilchrist
James 5: 7 – 10 Abby Gilchrist
Matthew 11: 2 – 11 Revd. John Stevenson

Hymn: MP 749 What child is this

Sermon: “What Do We Expect?”

Anthem:

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

Hymn: MP 526 O what a gift! What a wonderful gift

Benediction
Threefold Amen

Intimations Sunday 15th December 2019

A warm welcome is extended to any visitors to our Gift 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. Here in Dalserf this evening at 7pm there will be a Christmas Musical Evening. This will include the choirs from both Primary Schools. There will be tea and coffee served in Hamilton Hall at the end of the evening.

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.

Today, 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.

Bible study will meet tomorrow in Hamilton Hall at 11am.

Girls Brigade will meet tomorrow night in Rorison

On Friday we will visit the Nursing Homes. Clinton House at 1.45pm. Ballantine Court Unit A 2.15pm and Ballantine Court Unit B 2.45pm. Since this is our Christmas visit, it would be nice if some members of the congregation could come along and help us sing Christmas Carols.
The Residents really look forward to our visits and we are made very welcome.

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 Rae Hunter
The Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Kay Blair

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


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

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)

DALSERF CHURCH NEWS

Week Beginning 19th Dec 2019

Sunday Worship on 22nd December will take place in Dalserf Church at 11.30am and will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson. This will be a Family Service. 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.

On Friday we will visit the Nursing Homes. Clinton House at 1.45pm. Ballantine Court Unit A 2.15pm and Ballantine Court Unit B 2.45pm. This is our Christmas visit and we invite anyone interested to join us for these short times of Worship and Fellowship.

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.

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