Sunday Worship, 19th December 2021. Order Of Service.

Dalserf Parish Church
Order of Service

Sunday December 19th, 2021
Fourth Sunday in Advent
The Sunday of Love

This morning Service will be led by
Hazel Brooks
Chaplain, Baptist Lay Preacher

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

Lighting the Advent Candle

A candle is burning, a candle of L0ve,
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.

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

CH4 304
O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee to-night.

O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep the Angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.

How silently, how silently,
The wondrous gift is given;
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His Heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

Prayer of Approach & Confession
Anne McHolm


Philippians 2: 6-11 Lily Budgell

Ch4 315
Once in royal David’s city
stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby
in a manger for his bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven
who is God and Lord of all;
and his shelter was a stable
and his cradle was a stall:
with the poor and mean and lowly
lived on earth our Saviour holy.

And through all his wondrous childhood
he would honour and obey,
love and watch the gentle mother
in whose tender arms he lay:
Christian children all should be
kind, obedient, good as he.

And our eyes at last shall see him,
through his own redeeming love,
for that child so dear and gentle
is our Lord in heaven above;
and he leads his children on
to the place where he is gone.

Not in that poor lowly stable
with the oxen standing by,
we shall see him, but in heaven,
set at God’s right hand on high;
there his children gather round
bright like stars, with glory crowned.

Chaplain Hazel Brooks

CH4 301

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’ angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”

Christ, by highest heaven adored:
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the favoured one.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th’ incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”

Hail! the heav’n born Prince of peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King

Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayer for Others

CH4 306
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

God of God, Light of Light
Lo, He abhors not the Virgin’s womb
Very God
Begotten, not created
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
All glory in the highest
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born that happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be glory given
Word of the Father,
Then in flesh appearing
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!


Intimations Sunday 19th December (4th Sunday in Advent}

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship this morning.

We warmly welcome Hazel Brooks back to our pulpit today.

The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and the Church Facebook Page.

Following Covid Guidelines there will be no tea or coffee in Hamilton Hall after the service till further notice. We are extremely sorry we cannot gather together in fellowship but it is crucial we protect each other.

Once again you have the opportunity to send Christmas greetings to the Congregation by hanging a tag on the tree while making a donation to the joint Churches Drop in Centre in Hamilton. The cards and donation envelopes are in the basket at the front of the Church.

Dalserf Church 2022 Dairies are now available and can be collected from the pew at the front of the Church.

It is with great saddens and regret that, due to the Rapid transmission of the Omicron Variant, it has been necessary to cancel the planned Watchnight Service. The planned order of Service will be on the Church web site for anyone who wishes to read through perhaps meditating on the readings and enjoying the proposed hymns. We pray that all will have a blessed Christmas and 2022 will see us able again to share fellowship.

A reminder that there will be no service here in Dalserf next Sunday 26th December. We are invited as a Congregation to worship at St Machans Church in Larkhall at 11am.
Hopefully a number of us will be able to take up this kind invitation and join our fellow Christians in worship.

The following Sunday 2nd January 2022 the service will be conducted by Revd David Doyle.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Kay Blair.
The flowers on the 2nd January will be gifted by Mrs Anne McHolm

Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list.
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister Margaret Kent, Isobel McLean, John Grove, Joe Brodie, Forbes Gillespie

Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.

These can be found on both the Government Web Site and the Church of Scotland Covid advice site.

Main points for us are
• Face coverings, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• A Lateral Flo Test is advised prior to attending services
• Face coverings may only be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
• Congregations are strongly advised not to mingling inside the church building and where possible observe a one metre distancing with others.
• Guidelines exist for notifying authorities of positive tests following a church meeting.

Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.

May God bless you and yours with a
Joyous Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
We pray that you find peace and love during
this special time of the year..
May your family be blessed with all the joy that life can bring.
Happy Christmas.
Dalserf Kirk Session