“The Lord holds victory in store for the upright,
he is a shield for those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.”
MORNING SERVICE 11am
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn CH 673 Be still, my soul
Reading Jeremiah 31 : 7 – 14 (Pew Bible Page 791)
Hymn CH 165 O come, O come, Emmanuel
Reading John 1 : 1 – 18 (Pew Bible Page 1063)
Hymn CH 81 My faith looks up to thee
Hymn CH 87 Be thou my Vision
After Morning Worship Fellowship : After Morning Worship today Tea , Coffee, Juice and biscuits will be served in the Church. Please stay behind for as long or short a time as you can manage and enjoy a time of fellowship with other members of the congregation and with visitors to our church.
Our Praise : This morning our praise items are taken from Church Hymnary Third Edition (CH) and those at evening services are taken from Mission Praise (MP).
Crèche: There is a crèche in the Church Hall behind the Church if anyone wishes to leave their children there during the morning service.
EVENING SERVICE 6pm
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 247 How lovely is Thy dwelling-place
Reading Daniel 5 : 1 – 9 and 25 – 31 (Pew Bible Page 889)
Hymn MP 506 O Lord my God !
Sunday School : Sunday School is closed for the Christmas holiday period. Classes will resume on Sunday 12 January 2020.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group : Meetings of the group will recommence on Tuesday 07 January 2020. The group meets in the Church Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome
The Prayer Fellowship : Due to the ongoing work by Scottish Water the Fellowship group is cancelled until further notice.
Pastoral Visits : The Minister asks that he would be kept informed of any member of the congregation who is ill, in hospital or would welcome a visit from him.
FreeWill Offering Envelopes : Please see Bill Marshall if you have not already received your envelopes for 2020.
Anyone who would wish to join the scheme and / or link their givings to Gift Aid should also see Bill.
Congregational Board & Kirk Session : A joint meeting of the Board and Kirk Session will be held in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm on Thursday 16 January with a meeting of Session following thereafter.
Minutes and Agenda will be available next Sunday.
Flowers in the Church : Would you like to join the small team of volunteers who provide the weekly floral arrangements in the church ? If so please speak to Catriona Leslie who will give you all the details.
A New Year’s Plan
I tried to think of a clever new phrase—
A slogan to inspire the next 365 days,
A motto to live by this coming New Year,
But the catchy words fell flat to my ear.
And then I heard His still small voice
Saying, “Consider this simple, daily choice:
With each new dawn and close of day
Make new your resolve to trust and obey.”
“Don’t look back, caught in regret
Or dwell on the sorrow of dreams unmet;
Don’t stare forward anchored by fear,
No, live in this moment, for I Am here.”
“I am all you need. Everything. I Am.
You are held secure by my strong hand.
Give me this one thing—your all in all;
Into my grace, let yourself fall.”
So, at last, I’m ready; I see the way.
It’s to daily follow, trust, and obey.
I enter the New Year armed with a plan,
To give Him my everything—all that I am.