Dalserf Parish Church
3rd Sunday of Advent
The Sunday of JOY
Christmas Gift Service
Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Lighting the Advent Candle
Our joy is in God and in his son Jesus Christ.
Like peace, joy is a gift from God.
It overtakes us and fills us when we remember what God
has done and what he has promised to do.
We light this candle today, the candle of Joy
to remind us that Christ came, and is coming again,
so that all people might have a rich and abundant life.
We thank God for the hope he gives us, for the peace he
bestows, and for the joy he pours into our hearts.
(Light the Third 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.
Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: 472 Come thou long expected Jesus
Isaiah 61: 1 – 4 Karyn Scotland
1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 24 Emma Gilchrist
John 1: 6 – 8, 19 – 28 Lewis Scotland
Hymn: 279 Make way, make way, for Christ the King
Hymn: 478 Behold the amazing gift of love
Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayers for others
Hymn: 277 Hark the glad sound