Dalserf Parish Church
3rd Sunday of Advent
The Sunday of JOY
Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
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
Hymn: MP 42 At this time of giving
Prayer for Illumination
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?”
Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others
Hymn: MP 526 O what a gift! What a wonderful gift