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

18th December 2022

4th Sunday in Advent – Joint Worship

Worship led by: Mrs Karen McKay & Rev Iain May

Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Music:  Music Group and Choir

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

We light this Candle with Joy, knowing that darkness will be overcome by Light; banishing fear and releasing laughter in the hearts of all.

ALL: Lord on this Fourth Sunday of Advent we look to you with Joy in our hearts as the light of this candle
speaks to us of the Joy of Christ’s coming.
May we all be ready and able to welcome Him into our hearts.

Let us worship God

HYMN 284 (v 1, 2, 3 and 4): Hope is a candle (MG)

Gathering Prayer and Lord’s Prayer – Mrs Karen McKay, Interim Moderator, North Leith

Introduction to Service of Lessons and Carols – Rev. Iain May, South Leith

First Lesson:Genesis 1:1-5 – God Creates the World – Read by Rev. John Tait, South Leith

HYMN 324: Angels from the realms of glory

Second Lesson:Isaiah 9: 2; 6-7 – Christ’s birth isforetold by the Prophet Isaiah – Read by Gerry O’Neil, North Leith

HYMN 304: O little town of Bethlehem

Third Lesson: Luke 1: 26-38 – The Angel Gabrielcomes to Mary – Read by Janice Gailani, South Leith

HYMN 296: While humble shepherds watched their flocks

Fourth Lesson:Luke 2:1-7 – Luke tells of thebirth of Jesus – Read by Margo Hudson, North Leith

HYMN 300: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy (MG)

Fifth Lesson:Luke 2: 8-16 – The Shepherdsgo to the manger – Read by Sally Pagan, South Leith

In the bleak mid-winter: (Joint Music Group/Choir)

Sixth Lesson:Matthew 2: 1-12 – The Wise men areled by the star – Read by Stewart Lowe, North Leith

HYMN 312: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed

Seventh Lesson:John 1: 1-14 – John unfolds themystery of the incarnation – Read by Anne Rutherford, South Leith

Prayer of Dedication and for Others – Rev. Iain May, Minister, South Leith Parish Church

HYMN 306:O Come, all ye faithful


Closing Voluntary: A Merry Christmas – Arr. Arthur Warrell (1882-1939)


Christmas Services In Newhaven, North Leith and South Leith Parish Churches

Christmas Eve
Family Service at 4 pm – Newhaven
Christingle Service at 6 pm – South Leith
Watchnight Service at 11.30 pm – South Leith and Newhaven

Christmas Day
Family Service at 10.30am – Newhaven
Family Service at 11am – South Leith
and North Leith

Sunday, 1st January 2023
Morning Worship at 10.30am – Newhaven
Morning Worship at 11 am – South Leith

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