For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Greetings and Intimations
Lighting of the Third Advent Candle
Carol Silent Night
Reading Luke 2 : 8 – 20 (Pew Bible Page 1027)
Carol Little Donkey
Carol O Little Town of Bethlehem
Carol Mary’s Boy Child
Reading Matthew 2 : 1 – 12 (Pew Bible Page 966)
Carol Away in a Manger
Carol Sheall Thall Tighinn Bhon Ear
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Revelation 22 : 1 – 6 (Pew Bible Page 1250)
Soup & Mince Pies Lunch : The members of the Sunday School invite the congregation to a Soup & Mince Pies Lunch which will be served in the Church Hall after the Family Service today.
Please support the younger members of our church family in this event.
Crèche: There is a crèche in the Church Hall behind the Church if anyone wishes to leave their children there during the morning service.
Sunday School and Youth Fellowship close today for the Christmas holiday period. They will resume on Sunday 12 January 2014.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group meets in the Church Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome.
The Prayer Fellowship meets in the Manse at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening. All are welcome to attend.
Sunday School Calendars : Copies of the Sunday School Calendar for 2014 are now available and will be on sale at the end of the morning service. The calendars are printed on high quality paper. Each month features a different piece of artwork created by members of the Sunday School. The calendars cost £4 each and come complete with an envelope for posting.
Please support the Sunday School in this venture. All profits will go to a charity of the children’s choosing.
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR SERVICES 2013 :
The pattern of services over this period will be as follows –
22rd December : Normal Worship 11.00 am and 6.00 pm
24th December : Watchnight Service of Readings and Carols 11.15 pm
29th December : Normal Worship 11.00 am and 6.00 pm
31st December : New Year’s Eve Service (time to be confirmed)
1st January ‘14 : New Year’s Day Service 12.00 noon
At the beginning of the year, Kirk Session discussed the arrangements for services over the Christmas and New Year period. It was felt that the small numbers attending the Christmas day service reflected the facts that many considered Christmas day to be a family day and that as well as spending time with friends and family, many members of the congregation were heavily involved in the preparation of special meals. Kirk Session had therefore agreed that unless Christmas Day fell on a Sunday there would be no Christmas Day service. If it fell on a Sunday there would be the normal 11.00 am service but no evening service