Sunday Worship, 27th November 2022. Order of Service.

Order of Service
Sunday 27th November 2022, 11.30am
1st Sunday of Advent

This morning Service will be led by Revd Bev Gauld

A warm welcome is extended to all.
Please join us for a time of fellowship and refreshment in Hamilton Hall after the service

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

Lighting the Candle

A Candle is burning, a flame warm and bright
A candle of HOPE in November’s dark night
While angels sing blessings from heaven’s starry sky
Our hearts we prepare now for Jesus is nigh
(Sung to Away in a Manger)

Call to Worship

Praise MP 247 How lovely is Thy dwelling place

Prayer of Approach & Lord’s Prayer

Praise MP 224 He who would valiant be


Psalm 123
1 Thess 5:1-11 Lily Budgell

Praise MP 200 Great is thy faithfulness


Matt CH 25: 14-30 Anne McHolm

Prayer of Intercession & Dedication of Offering

Praise MP 173 Glorious things of The are spoken


Praise MP 179 Go tell it on the mountains

Benediction & 3 Fold Amen

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship today.
A special warm welcome to Revd Bev Gauld.

Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service.
The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and YouTube.

Our Girls Brigade will meet tomorrow night in Rorison

It is with sorrow and regret that we have to intimate the death of Walter Simpson. Walter was a faithful attender of our monthly service in Rorison before Covid and since then has joined us here in Dalserf.
Walter died on Sunday 13th November. His funeral will be in the Congregational Church Larkhall tomorrow 28th at 1pm.

The Flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Carol Prentice
The Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Lily Budgell

Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list
Rita and Somerville, John Grove, Mary Grove, Forbes Gillespie, George Gillespie, Norval Toryusen, Anne Brown, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, David Wells, Jean McMillan, Chanti Raju Karini, Nicholas Gauld, Robert and Rosemay Clarkson.

Our Guild Christmas Fayre took place on Saturday and raised the sum of £1323.36
Our grateful thanks to those who baked, served, washed up and extended Christian Fellowship. Not forgetting those who came and bought from the stalls and helped raise this magnificent sum of money which will be given to various charities supported by the Guild

If you did not manage to bring your gift for the children to Church today, you can do so this Tuesday 29th at Rorison at 11.30am for collection by the Social Work Department.

Focus will meet this coming Thursday 1st December in Rorison at 1.00pm for a light lunch and some early Christmas Celebrations.

Church Diaries are available for 2023. They are on the front pew. Please help yourself.
December Newsletters are also available today for pickup and distribution.

NURSING HOME VISIT We are visiting Clinton House on Friday 9th December for a Carol Service at 1.30pm. These visits bring a lot of pleasure to the residents, so we would ask you to consider giving up an hour of your time on this date to come and put a smile on these elderly people’s faces

GIRLS BRIGADE Our Girls Brigade are having a Carols, Coffee and Award Presentation on Monday 19th December in Rorison Church 7pm – 8pm
Entry is free but donations will be gratefully received for the Local Foodbank
A basket for this purpose will be at the door. A poster for this will be placed in Hamilton Hall. Please try to come along to this and support our Girls Brigade.

Our service next week will be conducted by Revd Fiona Anderson. This will be Fiona’s first time with us and I am sure we will give her the usual Dalserf Welcome.