Order of Service
Morning Worship
Sunday 17th December 2017
Rev. Dan Harper
11.00am

Hymn – How we need you
1 Like a deer that needs some water
like a starfish needs the sea
like a sunflower needs the sunshine
like an apple needs a tree
Oh, oh, how we need you

2 Like a whale that needs the oceans
like an eagle needs to fly
like a lamb that needs a mother
like a swallow needs the sky
Oh, oh, how we need you

3 Like the oldest needs the youngest
like the east that needs the west
like the strongest needs the weakest
like the worst that needs the best
Oh, oh, how we need you

©Stephen Fischbacher/Fischy Music 2014 

Introit

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship - Lighting of Advent
Wreath (remain seated)

Love is a candle whose light makes a circle,
Where every face is the face of a friend.
Widen the circle by sharing and giving -
God's Holy dare: love everywhere.

Hymn 273 - O come, O come Emmanuel

Prayers of Approach

Reading – Isaiah 55 : 1 – 12 (page 743)

All age address

Hymn - How we need you

Prayer including Lord’s Prayer

Children leave for Sunday School

Hymn 241 – Isaiah the prophet has written of
old

Sermon - Word of Welcome

Hymn 303 - It came upon the midnight clear

Offering and Dedication
(Anthem is sung during Offering)

Hymn 286 - Tell out, my soul, the
greatness of the Lord

Benediction and Choral Amen

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1 Next Sunday, 24 December, is our all age
Nativity Service. There will be a
Creche and Coffee Fellowship takes place in
the Chalmers Hall afterwards.

2 The Retiring Offerings from last
Sunday’s Communion Services raised
£115.40.

3 There will be Carol Services at
Strathallan Court and Abbeyfield this
afternoon at 2.00pm and 3.00pm
respectively.

4 The deadline for the January/February
magazine is 10.00am tomorrow.

5 We are looking for donations of red wine
for the mulled wine at our Watchnight
Service. These can be handed into the
Church office.

6 Our early Christmas Eve Service is at
7.00pm next Sunday. Please wear your
Christmas jumpers.

Our Watchnight Service begins with carol
singing at 11.00pm followed by the service
at 11.30pm. Mulled wine and shortbread
will be served in the Chalmers Hall
afterwards.

7 There will be a joint family Service in St.
Saviour’s on Christmas Day at 10.00am.
Bring your toys!

8 The Retiring Offerings from our
Christmas Services will go to the Eilidh
Brown Memorial Fund - Building Eilidh’s
Dream.

Order of Service
Morning Worship
Sunday 10th December 2017
Rev. Dan Harper
11.00am

Hymn - Open Wide Your Heavens!
("In The Bleak Midwinter")
1 Open wide your heavens! Let your name
be known!
So the world will know, Lord, we are not
alone.
You who once did awesome deeds — show
your presence here!
Open wide your heavens! Let us know
you're near.

2 In this Advent season, Lord, we wait and
pray:
Why do you seem hidden? Are you far
away?
Though your faithfulness is sure, we have
often sinned;
Like the leaves we're fading, carried by the
wind.

3 Carried by our culture, we seek more and more;
As we long to prosper, we forget the poor.
As we yearn for earthly things, we forget
your name.
Open wide your heavens! Make us whole
again.

4 Lord, you are the potter; we are simply
clay.
Take the lives we offer; mold us more each
day.
In this holy Advent time, show us all anew:
You reach out and bless us, when we wait
for you.

© Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Introit

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship - Lighting of Advent
Wreath (remain seated)

Peace is a candle to show us a pathway,
Threatened by gusts from our rage and our
greed.

Friend feel no envy for those in the shadows -
Violence and force their dead end course.

Hymn 147 – All creatures of our God and
King

Children leave for Sunday School

Prayers of Approach

Reading – Ezekiel 37 : 1 – 14 (page 868)

Hymn – Open wide your heavens!
(Tune: In the bleak mid-winter)

Sermon - Word of Life

Offering and Dedication

Hymn 623 - Here in this place new light is
streaming

Dedication of the stained glass depicting
St Andrew and St Bride

Hymn 247 – Moved by the Gospel, let us
move

Communion

Hymn 336 – Christ is our light, the bright
and morning star

Benediction and Choral Amen


ANNOUNCEMENTS

1 The Retiring Offerings from today’s services
will go towards the ReBuild Urban Saints
programme in connection with the Year of
Young People 2018.

2 There will be a Communion Service this
evening at 6.30pm in the Church.

3 Next Sunday, 17 December, is our Gift
Service, which takes place at the usual time
of 11.00am. It will be conducted by Rev. Dan
Harper. Our Sunday School have been
asked to bring their gifts which will go to the
Salvation Army and Women’s Aid. There will
also be a box for toiletries for Cornton Vale.
There will be a Creche during the Service and
Coffee Fellowship takes place in the Chalmers
Hall afterwards.

4 A box for your Christmas cards for
delivery in Bridge of Allan only is in the
porch this morning. The cost is 30p per card –
money should be put in the box with your
cards. If you can help with delivering the
cards, please speak to Maureen Wilson or
Duncan Faichney.

5 The leaflets with details of Christmas
Worship in Bridge of Allan are ready for
distribution this morning. If you can help with
delivering these, please speak to Bill Young.

6 There will be Carol services next Sunday at
Strathallan Court and Abbeyfield at 2.00pm
and 3.00pm respectively.

7 The deadline for the January/February
magazine is Monday, 18 December.

8 We are looking for donations of red wine
for the mulled wine at our Watchnight
Service. These can be handed in to the
Church office or on Sunday mornings.