Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:45am 

4th Sunday of Advent

Morning Worship at 10.45am

Lessons and Carols with the Choir
Order of Service

Please note: the order of service today will proceed largely unannounced. You are asked to stand, if you are able, to join in the congregational carols.

Welcome & Intimations

INTROIT​​ “Love came down at Christmas” (Grey 316)

Call to worship

HYMN 211 ​​Hark! the herald angels sing

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the 4th Advent Candle – the Candle of Love

As we light our candle please remain seated to sing our Candle Song

Like a candle flame, flickering small, in our darkness
Uncreated light, shines through infant eyes.
God is with us Alleluia, come to save us Alleluia, Alleluia!

CHOIR​​ “The Angel Gabriel” (Grey 285)

BIBLE READING:​St Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.
St Luke 2: 1-7 (Read by Betty Patrick)

Offering announced and uplifted

CHOIR​​ “Jesus is born” (Grey 311)

Offering brought forward and dedicated

HYMN 345 ​​It came upon the mid-night clear

CHOIR​​ “Child in the manger” (J. Hodgson)

BIBLE READING:​St John unfolds the great mystery of the
​​​Incarnation. St John 1: 1-(read by Susan McGleish)

CHOIR​​ Love came down at Christmas (G. Gray)

History and Reflection on
“Love Came down at Christmas”

HYMN 503 ​​O Little town of Bethlehem

Prayers of Intercession
(led by Bill Cameron and Stanley Cook)
SUNG CHOIR RESPONSE
“Peace Child”

CHOIR​​ “Look away to Bethlehem” (L. Sturdy)

HYMN 491​​ O come, all ye faithful
(Verses 1-3)

Benediction & Sung 3-fold Amen

Congregational Sung Blessing (please be seated)

Love came down at Christmas,
love all lovely, Love divine;
love was born at Christmas,
star and angels gave the sign.

ORGAN MUSIC​ In dulci jubilo BWV 751​​ JS Bach

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