Order of Service Sunday 24th December 2017
Dalserf Parish Church
4th Sunday of Advent
The Sunday of LOVE
Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Lighting the Advent Candle
Bruce Archibald -
The fourth candle of Advent is the Candle of Love.
God's love is a perfect love. It holds nothing back.
God, in love, gives us everything we need to live a life of hope
Rae Hunter -
The Bible says that
"God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have
eternal life." Jesus shows us God's perfect love.
This is what love is like:
Love is patient, love is kind and envies no one. Love is never boastful or conceited, rude or selfish. Love is not quick to take offense, it keeps no records of wrongs, it does not gloat over other people's troubles, but rejoices in the right, the good, and the true. There is nothing that love cannot face, there is no limit to its faith, to its hope, to its endurance.
Rae Hunter -
Love never ends. We light the candle of love to remind us that
Jesus brings us God's love and shows us how to love others.
(lighting of the candle of love) -
Love is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look at this candle
we celebrate the love we find in Jesus Christ.
A candle is burning, a candle of love,
a candle to point us to heaven above,
A baby for Christmas, a wonderful birth,
for Jesus is bringing God's love to our earth.
(tune: Away in a manger)
Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: 316 Love came down at Christmas
A time with the Pathfinders (Kay Blair)
Hymn: 312 Away in a manger
Reading: Luke 1: 26 – 38 Mary Grove
Hymn: 315 Once in royal David’s city
Sermon: “Have no Fear”
Anthem: ???? Tell out my soul
Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others
Hymn: 326 As with gladness men of old