Morning Worship 11.00 am
Minister : Rev Sandor Fazakas 01478 611868
Session Clerk : Mr Bill Marshall 01478 650405
“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.
ORDER OF SERVICE
Greetings and Intimations
Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle
Hymn CH 388 The King of Love my Shepherd is
Readings Jonah 2
1 Corinthians 10 : 11 – 13
Hymn CH 193 Once in royal David’s city
Hymn CH 179 See ! in yonder manger low
Covid Regulations :
From 09 August the Scottish Government removed most of the Covid restrictions which had been operating previously. However, the strong recommendation from the Church of Scotland is that, at present, congregations may wish to keep the 1 metre social distancing policy.
We feel that it would be more reassuring for those attending church if we continue to implement this practice.
The First Minister has also stated that it will continue to be the law that face coverings must be worn in all indoor settings as it is now.
Consequently, face coverings must still be worn in the church and throughout the service – including during the singing of praise items.
The existing cleaning and disinfecting regimes will continue with the church fully sanitised after each service.
Bible Study & Prayer Fellowship :
These services are now closed for the Christmas / New Year period.
Services will resume in mid-January 2022.
FreeWill Offering Envelopes for 2022 :
Anyone wishing to join the scheme and receive envelopes for their weekly offerings should see Bill.
Church Magazine :
Printed copies of the Christmas edition are still available and, if you wish, you may pick up a copy at either the front or back door as you leave the church today.
Christmas / New Year Services :
We regret that the need to clean and sanitise the church after each service and the fact that Christmas and New Year’s Day each fall on a Saturday means the programme of services for this season will be extremely restricted.
We plan to have a Watchnight Service in the Church, but to allow the church to be cleaned and ready for the Sunday worship this will be held at a much earlier time.
The pattern of services will be as follows :-
Watchnight Service: CANCELLED (see note below)
Friday 24 December at 6.00 pm
There will be no service on Saturday 25 December
Sunday 26 December
Morning Worship at 11.00 am
There will be no Hogmanay or New Year’s Day service
Sunday 02 January 2022
Morning Worship at 11.00 am
Given the current situation regarding the transmissibility of the new Omicron variant and taking into account the advice of both the Scottish Government and the Church of Scotland the decision has been taken regrettably to cancel this major event in the church calendar.