Order of Service Sunday 17th December 2017

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

Claire –
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.

Lorna –
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

The Pathfinders

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


Threefold Amen

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