2nd Sunday of Advent
The Sunday of PEACE
Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Lighting the Advent Candle
Minister - Last Sunday we lit the first of our Advent candles, the candle of hope.
We light it again as we remember that Christ will come again to fulfil all of God's promises to us.
The second candle of Advent is the Candle of Peace.
It is sometimes called the Bethlehem Candle to remind us of the place in which preparations were made to receive and cradle the Christ child.
Our hope is in God, and in his son Jesus Christ.
Our peace is found in him.
We light this candle today to remind us that
He brings peace to all who trust in him.
Our peace is found in him
MINISTER - LET US PRAY
A candle is burning, a candle of Peace;
A candle to signal that conflict must cease.
For Jesus is coming to show us the way;
A message of Peace humbly laid in the hay.
Tune – Away in a Manger
Hymn: MP 493 O come, O come, Emmanuel
Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: MP 608 Speak, Lord, in the stillness
Readings: Isaiah 11: 1 – 10 Joan Harvey
Matthew 3: 1 – 12 Revd. John Stevenson
Hymn: MP 67 Breathe on me, breath of God
Sermon: “Being Prepared: Seeking the Peace of God”
Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others
Hymn MP 75 Christ is surely coming
Intimations Sunday 4th December
A warm welcome is extended to any visitors to our service today. There are welcome cards at the end of the pews. If you are a visitor please fill in one of these and place it in the offering plate. Soup, tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service and you are invited to join us for a short time of fellowship together. Worship will take place today in Rorison at 3.30pm.
Next Sunday here in Dalserf will be our Christmas Gift service when you are invited to bring a gift for under the tree. Please mark on your gift the age that it is suitable for and whether for a girl or boy.
There is a prayer meeting in Hamilton Hall each Sunday at 11.10am. Please join us for a short time of prayer before the service. If you would like further information please speak to Sheena Archibald.
Bible study is now on holiday returning on Monday 9th January.
House group will meet tomorrow at 1.30pm at 10 Bent View Road Netherburn.
Our Girls Brigade will meet tomorrow night in Rorison.
Our Boys Brigade will meet on Thursday night in Rorison.
Our Guild Christmas dinner will be on Wednesday at 7pm. In Dalserf Bowling Club.
Focus will meet on Thursday in Rorison at the earlier time of 1.30pm.
Our Christmas Appeal begins today. As in past years please take an envelope from the basket place your donation inside and hang the card bearing your name on the Christmas Tree. As in past years the money raised will go to the Drop in Centre in Hamilton.
Diaries for 2017 are now available. These are on the front pew, please help yourself. I am aware that some of the details in the diary are wrong,
But when our changes took place the 2017 diary had already gone to print.
Changes will be made for the 2018 diary.
Wednesday 14th December Guild Christmas Sing along with Kenny Mason and Friends will be held in Rorison at 7pm. Cost is £5.00. Tickets are available from Kay Blair.
Crossford Parish church are hosting “Carols in the park” on 18th December at 2.30pm. Members of Coalburn Silver Band and Underbank Primary School Choir will be present. Hot drinks and mince pies will be served in the village hall. The venue is behind the village hall in Crossford.
Chalmers Church are presenting a Christmas Musical “Steve the Shepherd” on Monday 19th December at 6.30pm
Christmas dinner will be served free of charge in Chalmers Church on Christmas Day at 1.30pm. Tickets for this will be available soon from the Session Clerk here in Dalserf.
It has been agreed by the Kirk Session that the Christmas Day Service in Dalserf on Sunday 25th December will be at the earlier time of 10.30am