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 Online Worship worship

27th November 2022

Advent Sunday

Minister: Rev. John Tait

Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

Lighting of First Advent Candle

ReadingHymn 284 (verse 1)  Hope is a candle


Hymn 112  God whose almighty word

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

First Thoughts

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

Doxologyspoken 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.