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Christmas Day Service, 25th December 2022. Order of Service.

Dalserf Parish Church

Order of Service
Sunday 25th December 2022 11.30am

CHRISTMAS DAY
For unto us is born this day,
In the City of David
A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2 :11

This morning Service will be led by The Kirk Session

A warm welcome is extended to all.

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

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship
Joan Pollok

Praise CH4 306 O come all ye faithful

READING
2Cor 5:17-21 Liz Lawson

Prayer of Intercession
Anne McHolm

Praise CH4 302 It was on a starry night

REFLECTION — TRUSTING
Bruce Archibald

Praise

In Christ alone, my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

POEM
“ON CHRISTMAS DAY”
Kay Blair

Praise CH4 321 Come and join the celebration

Benediction – The Grace

INTIMATIONS SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER 2022 (CHRISTMAS SUNDAY)

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for our Christmas Day service.

A special warm welcome to Razvan who has kindly agreed to play for us today in the absence of Philip.

The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and YouTube.

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

Please continue to pray for those people on the Prayer list especially at this very special time of year
Rita and Somerville, John Grove, Mary Grove, Forbes Gillespie, George Gillespie, Norvan Toryusen, Anne Brown, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, David Wells, Jean McMillan, Chanti Raju Karini, Nicholas Gauld, John and Isobel Stevenson.

Our service next week New Years Day will again be conducted by the Elders
Those of us taking part would again be grateful for the support and fellowship of our congregation. So please try if you can and be with us on Sunday 1st January 2023

Christmas Eve Service, 24th December 2022. Order of Service.

Dalserf Parish Church

Order of Service
WATCHNIGHT SERVICE
24TH DECEMBER 2022
11.30pm

Service will be led by Revd David Doyle

The Road to Bethlehem
took shepherds from the fields
and wise men from the east
to meet a child in a manger.

So began a procession which,
across 2,000 years and 2,000 miles,
takes us, in imagination, to Bethlehem,
to greet the one in whom
the hopes and fears
of all the years are met.

Tonight we meet in worship
(what else should we do?)
to look to Bethlehem,
to the place of all places,
to the time of all times,
to hail the coming of the Christ-child,
there and then, once upon a time,
here and now, and for all time.

We call him
Emmanuel,
God-with-us,
forever

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

Welcome

Call to Worship

Praise CH4 301 Hark, the herald angels sing

Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the new-born king
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic host proclaim
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Refrain -Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the new-born king”

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth – Refrain

Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the new-born king
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic host proclaim
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”– Refrain

Lighting the Candles
The candles are burning, hope, peace, joy and love
To welcome Messiah, our Saviour above
O Come All Ye faithful, rejoice in this night
As God comes among us, the Christian’s true light.
(Sung to Away in a Manger)

Prayer

READING
Luke 2:1 – 7 Joan Pollok

Praise CH4 296 While humble shepherds watched their flocks

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
All seated on the ground
The angel of the Lord came down
And glory shone around

“Fear not”, said he, for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind”

“To you, in David’s town this day
Is born of David’s line
The Saviour who is Christ the Lord
And this shall be the sign”

“The heavenly Babe you there shall find
To human view displayed
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands
And in a manger laid”

Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels praising God, who thus
Addressed their joyful song

“All glory be to God on high
,And on the earth be peace
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease

READING

Matthew 2 : 1 – 11

Praise CH4 304 O little town of Bethlehem
O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee to-night.
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep the Angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.
How silently, how silently,
The wondrous gift is given;
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His Heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
The dear Christ enters in.
O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray!
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us to-day.
We hear the Christmas angels,
The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!
“CHRIST IN THE DARK”“

Praise CH4 309 Still the night, holy the night

Silent night, holy night!
Sleeps the world; hid from sight,
Mary and Joseph in stable bare
Watched o’er the child beloved and fair
Sleeping in heavenly rest
Sleeping in heavenly rest

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds first saw the sight.
heard resounding clear and long,
Far and near the angel sing;
Christ the Redeemer is here,
Christ the Redeemer is here

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God, O how bright.
Love is smiling from Your face!
Strikes for us now the hour of grace,
Saviour, since You are born
Saviour, since You are born

Prayer

Praise CH4 306 O come , all ye faithful

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels
Refrain – O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

True God of true God, Light of light eternal,
He, who abhors not the virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father
Begotten not created: – Refrain

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
Glory in the highest – Refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be glory given
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

Benediction & 3 Fold Amen

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 God comes among us, the Christian’s true light

SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER
CHRISTMAS DAY
Service will be conducted at 11.30
by the Kirk session

SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY 2023
NEW YEAR DAY
Service will be conducted at 11.30
by the Kirk session

ALL WILL BE WELCOME AT BOTH SERVICES