Order Of Service Sunday 29th December 2019

Dalserf Parish Church

1st Sunday after Christmas

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

Welcome and Intimations


Call to Worship

Lighting the Advent Candle

Hymn: 306 O come, all ye faithful

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: 313 See in yonder manger low

Prayer for Illumination

Isaiah 63: 7 – 9 Revd. John Stevenson
Matthew 2: 13 – 23 Liz Lawson

Hymn: 316 Love came down at Christmas

Sermon: “Christmas Through God’s Eyes ”

Offering and Prayer of dedication

Prayers for others

Hymn: 320 Joy to the world, the Lord is come

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

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.

We honour Messiah with Christ’s candle flame
Our Christmas Eve candles glad tidings proclaim
O come all ye faithful rejoice in this night
As Christ comes among us, the Christian’s true light
(tune: Away in a manger)