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Watchnight Service, 24th December 2021, Order of Service

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WATCHNIGHT SERVICE
24TH DECEMBER 2021
11.15PM-12-10AM

SERVICE ARRANGED BY KIRK SESSION

WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
Bruce Archibald

Just over two thousand years ago a young peasant girl named Mary came face to face with the archangel Gabriel. The astounding news he brought must have shaken Mary to the very core. News that would not only change her life, but change the world for ever. News that God would come to live amongst us in the person of His son Jesus Christ.
On the night of His birth, as He lay in that borrowed manger, in that borrowed stable, His mother, Mary, must have looked down upon that child in wonderment and amazement. She must have pondered the future with trepidation and anxiety. As she held Him in her arms she may have thought “WHO are you? Who are you? Who are you?”
Well, we here in Dalserf this evening do know who He was, and what He was going to do, and how the story would eventually unfold.
We are here tonight in memory of that occasion and to thank God for that gift to mankind.

So let us begin our worship tonight by singing our first hymn.

CH4 305
In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron
Water like a stone
Snow had fallen
Snow on snow on snow
In the bleak midwinter
Long, long ago

Angels and Arc Angels
May have travelled there
Cherubim and Seraphim
Thronged the air
But only his Mother
In her maiden bliss
Worshiped the beloved
With a kiss

What can I give him?
Poor as I am
If I were a shepherd
I would give a lamb
If I were a wise man
I would do my part
But what I can I give him
Give him my heart

1ST READING
THE MESSAGE LUKE CH 1 & 2

THE VIRGIN CONCEIVES
God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galiliean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and virgin’s name, Mary.
Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her:
Good morning!
You are beautiful with God’s beauty,
Beautiful inside and out!
God be with you.
She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus.
He will be great,
Be called “Son of the Highest.”
The Lord will give him the throne of David;
He will rule Jacob’s house forever-
No end, ever, to his kingdom.”
Mary said to the angel, “But how? I’ve never slept with a man.
The angel answered,
The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
The power of the Highest will hover over you;
Therefore, the child you bring to birth
Will be called Holy, son of God.

The Birth Of Jesus- Luke Ch 2
About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the host

CH4 206
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

2ND READING
THE MESSAGE LUKE CH 2

AN EVENT FOR EVERYONE
There were shepherds camping in the neighbourhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Saviour has just been born in David’s town, a Saviour who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger. At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights,

Peace to all men and women on earth who please him. As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the shepherds talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the shepherds were impressed. Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The shepherds returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told:

Prayer
Written by Philip Fox
First a reflection from Rev Dr Peter Millar (a former Warden of Iona)
In the poorest homes, and in the richest, the candles are lit
Some burning brightly, others a fragile flicker – much like ourselves on this coming Christmas Day.
Fragile, even if well sheltered and booster-filled, we wonder what the candles say to us in such unusual times.
Perhaps six words is all we need from these small flames: “take courage, and be not afraid”
Timeless words – always able to penetrate our uncertain journeys – and wonderfully gifted from God,
Reminding us that Christmas illumines our true meaning on earth, our amazing courageous humanity,
and our extraordinary capacity to love.

Let’s pray together,
God of all people, as we wait again for the coming of Christmas Day let us take time to be still, and pause from the business of the season.
We remember a poor couple travelling to Bethlehem, because they had to, and their search to find somewhere, anywhere, for Mary to give birth,
And we reflect on the joy of the safe arrival of Jesus, despite the insanitary conditions, and of the visitors who came to pay their respects at the birth on God incarnate.
We also remember the fear and the anxiety that stalked Herod that made the Wise Men know that all was not well, that put in place the decree to slaughter
young boys, that forced the Holy Family to flee.
God of all the years, tonight as we wait for Christmas, we remember those who are still waiting, – for justice, for peace, for release, waiting to be seen, recognised and included.
We remember the work of your Son,- to bring good news and proclaim a different way to live. As we go into our Christmas celebrations let us do likewise.
Incarnate God, born on Christmas Day, we welcome you again into our world and into our lives.
Vulnerable God, born as a baby to a poor family, you came to revolutionise the world through love, peace and justice.
Human God, life’s joys and sorrows were also yours, be with those who mourn today as well as those whose hearts are light.
Reconciling God, who holds the whole created order, let us tread lightly on the earth and treat each other with compassion.
Loving God, who came that all may have life in all its fullness, be with us your people as we go out into our own celebrations today.
We offer all our prayers, spoken and unspoken, in the Blessed name of Jesus, the Saviour of us all, AMEN.

CH4 309
Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

A POEM – THE VISIT OF THE WISE MEN
Matthew 2: 1-12
There was something about that baby
Lying there in the stable hay,
The cows and the sheep stood watching
As the shepherds knelt to pray.
Mary, His mother, and Joseph
Sat close by the manger stall,
We could sense the awe and the worship
And the love in the hearts of all.

We had travelled far to see him,
We had followed the star in the east.
We enquired of him from King Herod
He’d be there in a palace at least.
Why was he born in a stable
In the cold back yard of an inn?
Was there no bed but a manger
For this child who was born a King?

We knelt on the floor in worship
And offered our gifts to Him there,
We spread them, in love, before Him
The frankincense, gold and myrrh.
We knew this Child was holy,
God’s son born to live among men
That their sins might be forgiven.
Bur how, or where, or when?

As we turned to leave the stable
The light from the star shone within.
And it seemed to light up the manger
And it seemed to light up Him.
We looked back as we left the stable,
And each felt a sense of loss,
For the light had cast a dark shadow
Twas the shadow of a cross.

AND NOW AS WE APPROACH MIDNIGHT
AND PREPARE TO WELCOME THE BIRTH OF
THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM
WE SING THE FIRST 3 VERSES OF
CH4 306

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
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

God of God, Light of Light
Lo, He abhors not the Virgin’s womb
Very God
Begotten, not created
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
All glory in the highest
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!
AND AS MIDNIGHT STRIKES
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born that happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be glory given
Word of the Father,
Then in flesh appearing
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!
May all who read this know the love of Christ
And have a very blessed Christmas

BENEDICTION –
Written by Bruce Archibald
Gracious Father, we thank You for the opportunity to join together on this very special occasion. Take our lives and use us to love and serve You, and all people, in the power of Your Spirit and in the name of Your Son. You are able to keep us from falling and to present us blameless before the presence of Your glory with great joy. To You, our God, be Glory, Majesty, Dominion and Authority.
And so, as we go forth from this place, may the strength of God sustain us, may the power of God preserve us, may the hands of God protect us, may the love of God go with us and all whom we love, this day and for ever more.
AMEN

Intimations
It is with great sadness and regret that, due to the Rapid transmission of the Omicron Variant, it has been necessary to cancel the planned Watchnight Service. The planned order of Service will be on the Church web site for anyone who wishes to read through perhaps meditating on the readings and enjoying the proposed hymns. We pray that all will have a blessed Christmas and 2022 will see us able again to share fellowship.

A reminder that there will be no service here in Dalserf next Sunday 26th December. We are invited as a Congregation to worship at St Machans Church in Larkhall at 11am.
Hopefully a number of us will be able to take up this kind invitation and join our fellow Christians in worship.

The following Sunday 2nd January 2022 the service will be conducted by Revd David Doyle.
GUIDLEINES FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP
Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.

These can be found on both the Government Web Site and the Church of Scotland Covid advice site.

Main points for us are
• Face coverings, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• A Lateral Flo Test is advised prior to attending services
• Face coverings may only be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
• Congregations are strongly advised not to mingling inside the church building and where possible observe a one metre distancing with others.
• Guidelines exist for notifying authorities of positive tests following a church meeting.

Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.

DALSERF CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
PARISH CHURCH
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

Sunday Worship, 19th December 2021. Order Of Service.

Dalserf Parish Church
Order of Service

Sunday December 19th, 2021
Fourth Sunday in Advent
The Sunday of Love

This morning Service will be led by
Hazel Brooks
Chaplain, Baptist Lay Preacher

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

Lighting the Advent Candle

A candle is burning, a candle of L0ve,
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.

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

CH4 304
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.

Prayer of Approach & Confession
Anne McHolm

READING

Philippians 2: 6-11 Lily Budgell

Ch4 315
Once in royal David’s city
stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby
in a manger for his bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven
who is God and Lord of all;
and his shelter was a stable
and his cradle was a stall:
with the poor and mean and lowly
lived on earth our Saviour holy.

And through all his wondrous childhood
he would honour and obey,
love and watch the gentle mother
in whose tender arms he lay:
Christian children all should be
kind, obedient, good as he.

And our eyes at last shall see him,
through his own redeeming love,
for that child so dear and gentle
is our Lord in heaven above;
and he leads his children on
to the place where he is gone.

Not in that poor lowly stable
with the oxen standing by,
we shall see him, but in heaven,
set at God’s right hand on high;
there his children gather round
bright like stars, with glory crowned.

SERMON
Chaplain Hazel Brooks

CH4 301

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 th’ angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”

Christ, by highest heaven adored:
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the favoured one.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th’ incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”

Hail! the heav’n born Prince of peace!
Hail! the Son 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.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King

Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayer for Others

CH4 306
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
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

God of God, Light of Light
Lo, He abhors not the Virgin’s womb
Very God
Begotten, not created
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
All glory in the highest
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born that happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be glory given
Word of the Father,
Then 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 –
THREE FOLD AMEN

Intimations Sunday 19th December (4th Sunday in Advent}

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship this morning.

We warmly welcome Hazel Brooks back to our pulpit today.

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

Following Covid Guidelines there will be no tea or coffee in Hamilton Hall after the service till further notice. We are extremely sorry we cannot gather together in fellowship but it is crucial we protect each other.

Once again you have the opportunity to send Christmas greetings to the Congregation by hanging a tag on the tree while making a donation to the joint Churches Drop in Centre in Hamilton. The cards and donation envelopes are in the basket at the front of the Church.

Dalserf Church 2022 Dairies are now available and can be collected from the pew at the front of the Church.

It is with great saddens and regret that, due to the Rapid transmission of the Omicron Variant, it has been necessary to cancel the planned Watchnight Service. The planned order of Service will be on the Church web site for anyone who wishes to read through perhaps meditating on the readings and enjoying the proposed hymns. We pray that all will have a blessed Christmas and 2022 will see us able again to share fellowship.

A reminder that there will be no service here in Dalserf next Sunday 26th December. We are invited as a Congregation to worship at St Machans Church in Larkhall at 11am.
Hopefully a number of us will be able to take up this kind invitation and join our fellow Christians in worship.

The following Sunday 2nd January 2022 the service will be conducted by Revd David Doyle.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Kay Blair.
The flowers on the 2nd January will be gifted by Mrs Anne McHolm

Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list.
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister Margaret Kent, Isobel McLean, John Grove, Joe Brodie, Forbes Gillespie

GUIDLEINES FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP
Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.

These can be found on both the Government Web Site and the Church of Scotland Covid advice site.

Main points for us are
• Face coverings, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• A Lateral Flo Test is advised prior to attending services
• Face coverings may only be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
• Congregations are strongly advised not to mingling inside the church building and where possible observe a one metre distancing with others.
• Guidelines exist for notifying authorities of positive tests following a church meeting.

Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.

DALSERF CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
PARISH CHURCH
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

Sunday Worship, 28th November 2021. Order of Service.

Dalserf Parish Church

Order of Service
Sunday November 28th, 2021

SERVICE OF BAPTISM
Of Ezra

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Bev Gauld

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

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

CH4 63

All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with love, his praise forth tell,
Come we before him, and rejoice.

Know that the Lord is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise;
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

For why? The Lord our God is good:
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

Prayer of Approach & Confession
Lord’s Prayer

CH4 631
V1-3
A little Child the Saviour came,
The Mighty God was still His Name;
And angels worshiped as He lay
The seeming Infant of a day.

He Who, a little Child, began
To show the world God’s loving plan.
Proclaims from Heaven the message free;
“Let little children come to Me.”

We bring them, Lord, and with the sign
Of sprinkled water name them Thine;
Their souls with saving grace endow;
Baptize them with Thy Spirit now.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

CH4 631
V4-5
O give Thine angels charge, good Lord,
Them safely in Thy way to guard;
Thy blessing on their lives command,
And write their names upon Thy hand.

O Thou, Who by an infant’s tongue
Dost hear Thy perfect glory sung,
May these, with all the heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
READINGS

Psalm 8 John McPhee

Mark 5:1-43 Lorna Brodie

CH4 463
Fairest Lord Jesus!
Ruler of all nature!
O Thou of God and man the Son!
Thee will I cherish,
Thee will I honour,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown!

Fair are the meadows
Fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the verdure and bloom of spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer,
He makes the saddest heart to sing!

Fair is the sunshine,
Fairer still the moonlight,
And fair the twinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels heav’n can boast!

Prayer of Intercession

CH4 30

I waited for the Lord my God,
And patiently did bear;
At length to me He did incline,
My voice and cry to hear.

He took me from a fearful pit
And from the miry clay,
And on a rock He set my feet,
Establishing my way.

He put a new song in my mouth,
Our God to magnify;
Many shall see it, and shall fear,
And on the Lord rely.

O blessèd are all they whose trust
Upon the Lord relies,
Respecting not the proud, nor such
As turn aside to lies.

SERMON

Dedication of Offering

CH4 530
One more step along the world I go,
one more step along the world I go;
from the old things to the new
keep me traveling along with you:

Refrain – And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me traveling along with you.

Round the corner of the world I turn,
more and more about the world I learn;
all the new things that I see
you’ll be looking at along with me: – Refrain

As I travel through the bad and good,
keep me traveling the way I should;
where I see no way to go
you’ll be telling me the way, I know:- Refrain

Give me courage when the world is rough,
keep me loving though the world is tough;
leap and sing in all I do,
keep me traveling along with you:- Refrain

You are older than the world can be,
you are younger than the life in me;
ever old and ever new,
keep me traveling along with you: -Refrain

BENEDICTION
Three Fold Amen

Intimations for Sunday 28th November (1st Sunday in Advent
A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship this morning.

The Baptism of Ezra son of Tamara and Dexter will take place today, and we warmly welcome the family and their relatives and friends to Dalserf.

The Service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and Church Facebook page.

Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service. Please remain seated and you will be served.

Our Children’s Christmas Gift appeal in now underway. Gifts should be placed in a gift bag and labelled age, boy/girl. Gift must not contain money. Gifts should be in Church on Sunday 5th December or Rorison car park Monday 6th at 11am for collection by Social Work.

Mary Grove funeral will take place here in Dalserf on Tuesday 7th December at 1.00pm and South Lanarkshire Crematorium at 2.00pm. Family flowers only. There will be an opportunity to make a donation to Kilbryde Hospice,

There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session in Rorison on Tuesday at 7.30pm

The Guild will meet in Rorison on Wednesday 8th December for a Christmas themed night. On Thursday 16th we will go to the Bridges Garden Centre for afternoon tea. A deposit of £5.00 per person should be paid to Lily Budgell by Wednesday 8th.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Carol Prentice
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Lily Budgell

Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list.
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Margaret Kent, Isobel McLean, John Grove, who is back in hospital and the Grove Family in their recent bereavement.

Our Service next week will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson. The Sacrament of Baptism will take place at this service.
GUIDLEINES FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP
Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.

These can be found on both the Government Web Site and the Church of Scotland Covid advice site.

Main points for us are
• Face coverings must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• Face coverings may be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
• Congregations are strongly advised to take care in mingling and close proximity to others and as such should try to maintain a degree of distancing whilst in the buildings.
• Guidelines exist for notifying authorities of positive tests following a church meeting.

Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.

Sunday Worship, 21st November 2021. Order of Service.

Dalserf Parish Church

Order of Service
Sunday 21st November, 2021

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Bev Gauld

A warm welcome is extended to all.
Please join us for a time of
fellowship and refreshment
in Hamilton Hall after the service

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

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

CH4 189
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy one is here
Come bow before him now
In reverence and fear
In Him no sin is found
We stand on Holy ground
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy one is here.

Be still for the glory of the Lord
Is shinning all around
He burns with Holy fire
With splendour He is crowned
How awesome is the sight
Our radiant King of light
Be still for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all around.

Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place
He comes to cleanse and heal
To minister His grace
No work too hard for Him
In faith receive from Him
Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place.

Prayer of Approach & Confession

CH4 396

And can it be that I should gain
an interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died he for me, who caused his pain;
for me, who him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
that you, my God, should die for me?

What mystery here! the Immortal dies;
who can explore his strange design?
In vain the first-born seraph tries
to sound the depths of love divine.
Such mercy this! let earth adore;
let angel minds enquire no more.

He left his Father’s throne above
so free, so infinite his grace
emptied himself in all his love,
and bled for Adam’s helpless race.
What mercy this, immense and free,
for, O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
fast bound in sin and nature’s night:
your sunrise turned that night to day;
I woke the dungeon flamed with light.
My chains fell off, my heart was new;
I rose, went out and followed you!

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in him, is mine!
Alive in him, my living head,
and clothed in righteousness divine,
bold I approach the eternal throne
and claim the crown through Christ me
READINGS

PSALM 40 : 1-5 Kay Blair
MARK 6 : 1-6 Claire Walker

CH4 465

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best thought, by day or by night;
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father and I, Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
Be Thou my dignity, thou my delight,
Thou my soul’s shelter, and Thou my high tower;
Raise Thou me heavenward, O power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart;
O King of glory, my treasure Thou art.

O King of glory, my victory won;
Rule and reign in me ’til Thy will be done;
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall;
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

SERMON

CH4 616

There’s a spirit in the air,
Telling Christians everywhere;
“Praise the love that Christ revealed,
Living, working in our world.

Lose your shyness, find your tongue,
Tell the world what God has done ;
God in Christ has come to stay.
Live tomorrow’s life today.

When believers break the bread,
When the hungry child is fed,
Praise the love that Chris revealed,
Living working in our world.

Still the Spirit give us light,
Seeing wrong and seeing right;
God in Christ has come to stay.
Live tomorrow’s life today.

When the stranger’s not alone,
Where the homeless find a home,
Praise the love that Christ revealed,
Living, working in our world.

May the Spirit fill our praise,
Guide our thoughts and change our wys .
God in Christ has come to stay.
Live tomorrow’s life today.

There’s a spirit in the air,
Calling Christians everywhere;
praise the love that Christ revealed,
Living, working in our world.

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

CH4 616

Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favoured sinners slain;
Thousand, thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of his train:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
God appears, on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold him
Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at nought and sold him,
Pierced and nailed him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, Deeply wailing, Deeply wailing
Shall the true Messiah see.

Those deep wounds of cross and passion
Still His glorious body bears;
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshippers;
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
See! The day of God appears.

Yea, Amen! Let all adore thee,
High on your eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory:
Claim the kingdom for your own:
O come quickly! O come quickly! O come quickly!
Alleluia! Come, Lord, come!

Benediction
Three fold Amen


Intimations for Sunday 21st November
A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship this morning.
A warm welcome is also extended to Revd Gauld who returns to lead us in worship.

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

Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service. Please remain seated and tea and coffee will be served.

Our Children’s Christmas Gift appeal is now underway.
Gifts should be placed in a gift bag and labelled age, boy/girl. Gift must not contain money. Gifts should be in Church on Sunday 5th December or Rorison car park Monday 6th at 11.00am for collection by Social Work

Our retiring offering for Poppy Scotland was £280.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Joan Pollok
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Carol Prentice

Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Mary Grove, Fiona Gauld, Margaret Kent, Patricia sister of our Organist, Isobel McLean

Our service next week will be conducted by Rev Bev Gauld. The Sacrament of Baptism will take place at this service. The Baptismal party will be seated in the pews to the left of the pulpit, behind the organ.

NEWSLETTERS
Due to unforeseen circumstances Newsletters will no longer be available on 28th November for circulation by Elders. Newsletters will be available for download on Church web site from 28th November.

GUIDELINES FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP

Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.

These can be found on both the Government Web Site and the Church of Scotland Covid advice site.

Main points for us are
• Face coverings must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• Face coverings may be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
• Congregations are strongly advised to take care in mingling and close proximity to others and as such should try to maintain a degree of distancing whilst in the buildings.
• Guidelines exist for notifying authorities of positive tests following a church meeting.

Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.

Sunday Worship, 14th November 2021. Order Of Service

Dalserf Parish Church

Order of Service
Sunday November 14th, 2021

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Dr D. Cameron McPherson

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

ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

MP 498
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:

Beneath the shadow of Your throne,
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our defence while life shall last,
And our eternal home!

Prayer of Approach & Confession

SCRIPTURE READING
Psalm 107: 1-31 Joan Pollok

MP 743
We’ll walk the land, with hearts on fire
And every step will be a prayer
Hope is rising, new day dawning
Sound of singing, fills the air

Two thousand years, and still the flame
is burning bright, across the land
Hearts are waiting, longing, aching
For awakening, once again

Rerain -Let the flame burn brighter
In the heart of the darkness
Turning night to glorious day
Let the song grow louder
As our love grows stronger
Let it shine, let it shine

We’ll walk for truth, speak out for love
In Jesus’ name, we shall be strong
To lift the fallen, to save the children
To fill the nation, with your song – Refrain

Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayer of Intercession

CH4 715
Behold, the mountain of the Lord
in latter days shall rise,
on mountain-tops, above the hills,
and draw the wondering eyes.

To this the joyful nations round,
all tribes and tongues, shall flow;
up to the hill of God, they’ll say,
and to his house, we’ll go.

The beam that shines from Zion’s hill
shall lighten every land;
the King who reigns in Salem’s towers
shall all the world command.

Among the nations he shall judge;
his judgments truth shall guide;
his sceptre shall protect the just,
and quell the sinner’s pride.

No strife rage, nor hostile feuds
disturb their peaceful years;
to ploughshares men shall beat their swords,
to pruning-hooks their spears.

No longer hosts, encountering hosts,
shall crowds of slain deplore;
they hang the trumpet in the hall,
and study war no more.

Come then, O house of Jacob! Come
to worship at his shrine;
and, walking in the light of God,
with holy beauties shine.

SERMON

MP 428
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
Urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
Sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,
Speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
Teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive Your people’s praise.

Lord, for our land in this our generation,
Spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
For young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

Lord, for our world when we disown and doubt him,
Loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
Hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.

Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us –
Self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,
Past put behind us, for the future take us:
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

National Anthem
BENEDICTION
Threefold Amen

Intimations Sunday 14th Nov (Remembrance Sunday)

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for our Remembrance Service this morning.

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

Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service. Please remain seated and tea and coffee will be served.

Our Children’s Christmas Gift appeal is now underway. If you wish to contribute to this please place your gift in a gift bag with a label stating what age group it is for and whether for a boy or a girl. The gifts should either be in the Church by Sunday 5th December or at Rorison car park for Monday 6th December at 11am where the Social Work Dept will pick them up. One stipulation that the Social Work Dept make is that no money is to be given as a gift.

Following a visit to the Guild on Wednesday by a representative from Scottish Fire and Safety a leaflet explain the new Scottish smoke alarm legislation, coming into force in February 2022, can be picked up from the front pew.

Congratulations go to David McPherson who will be taking up a post with The Christian Institute in Newcastle. Every blessing on your new venture David.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Linda Marshall
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Joan Pollok

Any items for the December Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor today

Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list.
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Mary Grove, Fiona Gauld, Margaret Kent, Patricia sister of our Organist, Isobel McLean.

Our service next week will be conducted by Rev Bev Gauld.

GUIDLEINES FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP
Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.

These can be found on both the Government Web Site and the Church of Scotland Covid advice site.

Main points for us are
• Face coverings must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• Face coverings may be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
• Congregations are strongly advised to take care in mingling and close proximity to others and as such should try to maintain a degree of distancing whilst in the buildings.
• Guidelines exist for notifying authorities of positive tests following a church meeting.

Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.