Order Of Service Sunday 22nd December 2019

Dalserf Parish Church

4th Sunday of Advent

The Sunday of LOVE

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

Welcome and Intimations

Introit: Come and Join the Celebration

Call to Worship

Lighting the Advent Candle
A candle is burning, a candle of love,
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.
(tune: Away in a manger)

Hymn: 277 Hark the glad sound the Saviour comes

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: 316 Love came down at Christmas

Prayer for Illumination

Isaiah 7: 10 – 16 Kay Blair
Matthew 1: 18 – 25 Revd. John Stevenson

Hymn: 326 As with gladness men of old

“God’s Holy Mongrel”

Anthem: To us a child of royal birth

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

Hymn: 286 Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord!

Threefold Amen

Lighting the Advent Candle

A Candle is burning, a flame warm and bright,
A candle of HOPE in winter’s dark night.
While angels sing blessing from heaven’s starry sky,
Our hearts we prepare now for Jesus is nigh

A candle is burning, a candle of Peace;
A candle to signal that conflict must cease.
For Jesus is coming to show us the way;
A message of Peace humbly laid in the hay.
(tune: Away in a manger)

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