Order of Service

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

Sunday 9th December 2018

Important births – bring peace

We gather as the people of God

 

Bible / Introit / Welcome / Intimations

 **Denotes please stand if able)

Call to worship

 **Hymn – ‘ The bells of waiting Advent ring’

Prayer

Time with children

**Advent candle and song

 We listen to stories of faith and hope

Readings – Judges 13: 2 – 14, 24.  Isaiah 9: 2 – 7

**Hymn 290 – The race that long in darkness pined.

Sermon

We respond in faith and hope

Offering, **doxology & dedication

**Hymn 502 – Take my life, Lord, let it be

Prayer

Reflection

** Hymn 283 –  The  voice of God

 We go into the world in faith and hope

Benediction & Amen

**  Sung Blessing

Thought-  Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes, the Saviour promised long; let every heart exult with joy, and every voice with song!  Hymn 277.

Prayer– Loving God, as we await the arrival of our Saviour as the baby in Bethlehem, may we be filled with joy in anticipation and sing our praises. Amen

Intimations

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

Gift Service – Today is our Gift Service. Our gifts will be passed on to the Social Work Department who will distribute them to families in our community. Thanks for your generosity.

‘Light up a life’ Ardgowan ‘Light up a light’ service takes place here this evening at 6.30pm. All welcome

AV System – The Kirk Session recently approved maintenance to the AV System as it approaches 5 years at Westburn. Please bear with us while repairs are undertaken.

Guild – Meets Tuesday 11th, Afternoon tea, in house

Pastoral Care Committee – the next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 2.00pm in the lounge. Please note the change of date and time. Sean Caulfield from Alzheimer UK will come along to give training on how we become a Dementia Friendly congregation

The Craft Group – meets on Thursday 13th December at 7pm.

 Church Diaries – The Church Diaries for 2019 are available

From the table in the foyer.

LIFE AND WORK December issue now available priced £2.50. This month’s cover articles are COMPELLED BY THE LOVE OF CHRIST, Christmas Dayworkers, SHOCKING KNOX, The two women at the helm of New College Edinburgh, O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM, Holy Land reflections, FROM MONTY PYTHON TO MINISTRY, Moderator designate appointed, and much more inside. Quarterly Gaelic Supplement Available.

Subscriptions, £30.60, payable in January. Increase in cover price to £2.80 from January. All enquiries contact Shelagh Hendry Tele 704667 shelaghhendry@icloud.com

 Bible Readers Rota for 2019 – In order that the bible

readers rota for 2019 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.

Church Coffee after the Service – We need some more volunteers to help with tea/coffee after the service. If you can and would like to help please speak to Anna Seggie.

Church Flowers 2019 Church Flowers 2019

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

 Safeguarding training: A new date is now available for training for volunteers.  Numbers are limited to 25.  This will be held on Tuesday 29th January 2019 in Bridge of Weir, Freeland Church from 7pm – 9.30pm.  Hopefully there will be a more local venue later in the new year.Anyone wishing to attend, please contact Jennifer Boag: (Tel:720125 e-mail jenniferboag@hotmail.com) or Sheila Tait Tel: 4543099 e-mail: sheilatait172@btinternet.com) as soon as possible.

Greenock Philharmonic Choir’s Christmas Concert

 Takes place on Saturday 15th December in Lyle Kirk

( Newark Street ) at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Riverside Youth Band will also perform.

Flyers with further information are available in foyer.

Scouts Christmas Post – Scouts are offering this service again this year- stamps available today, cards will be uplifted next week. see to-day’s insert

Used Stamps – Many thanks to all those who continue to put their used stamps in the little red basket.

Please continue to support this worthwhile cause

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

 

WORSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, ACTION

             a kirk that cares

 

If you have any information you would like to pass to the minister. Someone ill, in hospital or in need for a ministers visit or a change of address, please fill in the form and give it to the minister or any office bearer, thank you

 

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