Order of Service

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It is our intention to give the Order of Service for the coming Sunday on this page.

All vistors are welcome. Please feel feel free to feel in any pew.                                                                                            

Order of Service  

Sunday 8th December 2019

                      Holding on to peace (Advent 2 )

                   We gather as the people of God

          Bible / Introit – Choir –  Welcome / Intimations

                  (**Denotes please stand if able)

 Call to worship

  **Hymn 283 –  The voice of God

Prayer

Time  with children

Hymn – Sharing God’s Christmas light

Advent candle

Hymn – Light a candle

Listen to stories of faith and hope

Reading – Isaiah 11: 1 – 10

**Hymn 604 – Holy wisdom, lamp of learning

Sermon

We respond in faith and hope

Offering, **doxology & dedication

**Hymn  275 – Come now, O Prince of Peace

Prayer

Reflection

**Hymn 284 – Hope is a candle

We go into the world in faith and hope

**Benediction, Amen

Sung Blessing  – Advent Blessing song

Thought – Some days you will be the light for others and some days you will need light from them. As long as there is some days you will need light from them. As long as there is

light there is hope and there is a way

Prayer – Lord, may we see peace in our world and as a place to share. May we see the damage done to our environment and contribute to it’s repair. May we have faith in others and show we care. At this advent time let us try to be fair. For all you have given may we all be grateful, beyond compare. Amen

Intimations

Tea & Coffee – will be available in the Church Centre Hall at the close of the service. Please join us for fellowship.

Light up a Life– Ardgowan Hospice’s annual Light Up a Life service will takes place this evening.

Thank you – Thanks to everyone who helped decorate the church and halls for Christmas.

The Guild – meets on Tuesday 10th December – Afternoon Tea (in House)

The Craft Group – meets on Thursday 12th December at 7p.m. for a Christmas gathering.

Messy Church Christmas Celebration –this Saturday 14th December from 4 – 6pm .All welcome. .

Christmas Concert –  Thursday 19th December. See posters for details.

Used Stamps – Please continue to bring your used stamps

Life and Work  – Dec. issue now available priced £2.80. This month’s cover articles are, CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY LAND, Tiberius and Bethlehem contrasts, DISCIPLESHIP AND ME, following Jesus around the world,A REAL HONOUR AND A REAL PRIVILEGE, Mark Evans DCS, President of the diaconate council. Plus more inside. Latest Gaelic supplement available. All enquiries contact Shelagh Hendry Tele 794667 shelaghhendry@icloud.com

 Bible Readers Rota for 2020 – In order that the Bible readers rota for 2020 can be prepared, can you please let Hazel Munro know by Today if you wish to either add or remove your name from the current list of weekly readers.  We are always happy to welcome new people to the list so please consider becoming involved in this part of the service.

Scout Christmas Post

Once again the Scouts are offering a Christmas Post service to deliver cards to the west end of Greenock and Gourock.  Stamps are available from Craig and Brian Lindsay at the entrance area to the church and cost 30p (considerably cheaper than the Post Office)

A post box is also situated in the entrance area for cards to be placed in.  Stamps will be available from Sunday the 1st till Sunday 8th December.

Final uplift of cards will be on the 15th before the start of the service. Deliveries will be made from the 15th onwards.  Stamps and a post box are also available at Halls the newsagents on Finnart Street.

Church Flowers 2020

It is the time of year again when the lists for members to put their name on the Flower Donors/Deliverers lists. These are available from this Sunday on the table at the foot of the north gallery stairs.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who over the year have contributed to the church flowers: – Donors, Arrangers and those who deliver. Without these members, the church would not have floral displays in the sanctuary Sunday by Sunday and members of the congregation would not benefit from them.

Patricia Robertson

Church Diaries –are available on the table at the north gallery stairs, and in the Hub.

Intimations – Please send intimations from now on to Cath and Brian – details on back page.  Thanks

Order of Service and Intimations are available on our website       www.greenockwestburn.co.uk

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Intimations for Order of Service for next week should be submitted by 5.00 pm .next Wednesday to:- cathbarbour1@btinternet.com

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 Duty Team next week is D

Church Officer next week Scott

 Creche Duty next week: 

Jennifer Lindsay, Louise Hayton  

Greenock Westburn Church, 9 Nelson St. Greenock

Tel:- 720257 ( www.greenockwestburn.org.uk)

Scottish Charity No:- SC005106

Revd. Karen E. Harbison Tel:01475721048  Email: calumkaren@yahoo.co.uk

 

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