News & Intimations

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Intimations – Sunday 10 December 2017

Categories: Intimations

Our Praise :  :  Normally at our morning services the items of Praise are taken from Church Hymnary Third Edition (CH3) and those at evening services are taken from Mission Praise (MP).

If you feel more comfortable sitting during the items of praise, please feel free to do so.

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.

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
groups meet every Sunday during the school term. Sunday School meets initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.  Youth Fellowship meets in the Church Hall at 11.00 am.

The Ladies’ Bible Study Group :  The last meeting of the group will be on Tuesday 12 December before closing for the Christmas holiday period.  Meetings resume on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

The Prayer Fellowship The last meeting of the group will be on Tuesday 12 December before closing for the Christmas holiday period.  Meetings resume on Tuesday 9 January 2018.


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.

Church Magazine
  The Christmas edition of our Church Magazine is ready for distribution and may be collected from the Beadle’s Pew.

The Minister and Kirk Session are extremely grateful to those who give of their time to deliver the magazines throughout the year.

They are also greatly indebted to Trevor Dee for the production of our magazines.

Life & Work : Anyone wishing to join the list of those who subscribe to Life and Work should see Morna MacLaren.


Sunday 17 December : This will be the last Sunday this year for the Sunday School and Youth Fellowship and consequently morning worship will take the form of a Family Service.

Members of the Crèche, Sunday School and Youth Fellowship will be involved in the service

After the service the Crèche, Sunday School and Youth Fellowship will be providing a Soup and Mince Pie Lunch in the Church Hall.

It is hoped that members of the congregation will support our younger members in these activities.

A letter has already been sent to a special guest inviting him to make an appearance and he has written back saying he hopes to attend.




Greetings and Intimations

Lighting of the Second Advent candle

Children’s Address

Hymn    CH      58      If I come to Jesus                 

Reading                       Malachi 3 : 1 – 4                   (Pew Bible Page 961)

Hymn    CH    122      Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire         




Reading                       Luke 1 : 68 – 79                 (Pew Bible Page 1027)                                       

Hymn    CH    165     O come, O come Emmanuel 


Hymn    CH    681      In heavenly love abiding          






Greetings and Intimations

Hymn  MP        2        All people that on earth do dwell                              



Readings                        Luke 2 : 25 – 35              (Pew Bible Page 1028)

                                 Matthew 7 : 7                       (Pew Bible Page   971)       


Hymn  MP      200      Great is Thy faithfulness        


Christmas / New Year Services

You, your family and friends will be made very welcome at any or all of our Christmas and New Year Services (or at any other time of the year !)


Sunday 17 December :    Family Service    11.00 am

Evening Worship  6.00 pm

Sunday 24 December :     Morning Worship 11.00 am

Watchnight Service  11.00 pm

Sunday 31 December :    Morning Worship  11.00 am

Hogmanay Service    6.00pm

Monday 1 January ‘18 :  New Year’s Day Service  12.00 noon – 12.30 pm

Sunday 7 January ‘ 18:    Morning Worship  11.00 am

Evening Worship    6.00 pm