Sadly, this church is now closed for worship. From Easter Sunday please join us at North and South Leith Parish Church in the Kirkgate for Sunday worship at 11am
Advent & Christmas Online Worship worship

11th December 2022

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

First Thoughts

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.

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