Third Sunday in Advent
Minister: Rev. Ron Smith
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
Welcome and Intimations
Lighting of Advent Candle
Hymn 284 (v1-3) (Hope is a candle; Peace is a candle; Love is a candle)
Hymn 314 Child in the manger
Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer
Hymn 318 Lord, you were rich beyond all splendour
Scripture Readings: Reader: Annie Addison
Gospel Reading: Luke 1: 9-13; 26-32
New Testament Reading: James 5: 7-11
Hymn 285 The Angel Gabriel from heaven came
Doxology and Dedication Prayer
Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth,
whom angels serve and saints adore,
the Father, Son, and Spirit blest
to whom be praise for evermore.
Prayers of Intercession
Hymn 316 Love came down at Christmas
Benediction and Threefold Amen
Closing Voluntary: Christmas Piece (Op.72 No. 1) Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Sunday Services: We are pleased to welcome Rev Ron Smith to conduct our service today.
Next Sunday, 18th December, will be a joint service of Lessons and Carols with South Leith members, held here in North Leith church. Newhaven members are having their Children’s Nativity and Carol service in Newhaven church at 10.30am.
We are collecting Christmas gifts for the Citadel children and families today.
Christmas Appeal: The Kirk Session has chosen the Red Cross Afghanistan Crisis Appeal to benefit from our ‘away’ Christmas appeal this year.
The appeal will be open through December and into early January.
(For individual anonymous donations up to £30, tax can be claimed through the Gift Aid small donations scheme, if you are giving over £30 please use a gift aid envelope if you can.)
Church Magazine: The latest magazine is available for distributors and others who want a paper copy and have not yet picked up their copies.
Refugees clothing appeal: Thank you to everyone who donated warm clothes.
Pauline says she has enough for now.