Minister: Rev. John Tait
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Lighting of First Advent Candle
Reading – Hymn 284 (verse 1) Hope is a candle
Hymn 112 God whose almighty word
Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Readings: Readers: Eileen & Kedison Njotu
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 122
Hymn 715 Behold! the mountain of the Lord
Gospel Reading: Matthew 24: 36-44
Hymn 279 Make way, make way for Christ the King
Doxology – spoken together
Praise God, the Source of life and birth;
praise God, the Word, who came to earth;
praise God the Spirit, holy flame:
all glory, honour to God’s name.
Prayer of Dedication for the Offering and the World
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 273 O come, O come Emmanuel
Benediction and Threefold Amen
Closing Voluntary – Prelude JS Anderson (1853-1945)
Servies – We are pleased to welcome back Rev. John Tait to lead our service today.
Next Sunday, 4 December, Rev Dr Martin Scott will lead our worship.
We will be collecting Christmas gifts for the Citadel children and families on the 4th and 11th December.
Welcome gifts include board games, books, craft materials, toys, toiletries (for all the family, male and female), winter pyjamas (for 3 to 12 year-olds), and, especially next Sunday, treats such as selection boxes to hand out at the party on Saturday 10 December.
Refugees clothing appeal – Thank you to everyone who donated warm clothes. Pauline says she has enough for now.
New Scots Christmas Hampers – Volunteers to deliver the Christmas Hampers are urgently required. Please speak with Margot Hudson if you can help.
Christmas Fair – Duke Street UR church is holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 3 December from 12.30 to 3pm.
They will also have a pop-up Christmas shop at Newhaven church café from Tuesday 29 November to Thursday 1 December from 10.00 to 3pm each day.