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New Laigh Kirk Scottish Charity No. SC031334

A caring welcoming church at the heart of Kilmarnock reaching out to all

Second Sunday of Advent Welcome to Worship 4th December 2016

Minister: Rev. David S. Cameron Session Clerk: Derek I’Anson Organist: Martin C. Sharp

Order of Service Choir Introit Advent message Welcome and Intimations Call to Worship Hymn 277

Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes,

Prayer Light the Second Advent candle Advent candles tell their story as we watch and pray, longing for the Day of Glory, ‘Come, Lord, soon,’ we say. Pain and sorrow, tears and sadness changed for gladness on that Day. Prophet voices loudly crying, making pathways clear; glimpsing glory, self-denying, calling all to hear. Through their message – challenged, shaken – hearts awaken: God is near! Sacrament of Baptism Lucy Christine Mitchell Hymn 632

Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer

Children leave for Kingz Kidz Reading:

Isaiah 11:1-10 page 697

Rev Colin Brockie

Choir Anthem How beautiful upon the mountains Reading:

St Matthew 3:1-12 page 967

Hymn 334

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Prayer of Intercession Hymn 291

When out of poverty is born

Sermon Offering/Presentation of the offering Hymn 807 Praise God from whom all blessings flow Prayer of Dedication

Derek I’Anson

Hymn 283

The voice of God goes out to all the world


Intimations A warm welcome to worship this morning from all at New Laigh Laigh Kirk. Please make yourself known to those sitting beside you as we gather together for worship today. We especially welcome family and friends of Catriona and John Mitchell who bring Lucy for Baptism today. The monthly celebration of Holy Communion will take place immediately after this morning’s service in the church. We require volunteers to deliver a copy of the Christmas flyer - "Everyone needs a place to belong" to every household in our parish and to approach retail businesses in the town centre to ask if they would be willing to make them available to their customers. If you can assist with this, please contact Stephen Brown. The welcome team today is William Sherry, Margaret Miller, Anne Kidd, Ronald Taylor, Alastair Lang, Lynn Agnew, Charles Sim, Netta Lindsay, Elizabeth Maxwell, Sheila Coventry, Allan Kidd, Margaret Taylor, Mary Oliver, Sheena MacPherson, Douglas Bryson and Stephen Brown. Worship on Sunday, 11th December is the third Sunday in Advent and will be conducted by the Minister beginning at 11.00am. This will be our Christmas Gift Service where toys marked girl or boy and age will be gratefully received and will be distributed through EACHa. Kingz Kidz meet in church at 10.50am and sit together. There is a creche facility for children under three years of age. Tea and coffee will be served in the church immediately after the service. 'Remembering at Christmas' service TONIGHT at 7.00pm, is a reflective service for whose who walk into Advent feeling the loneliness rather than the joy of the Christmas season. Tea and coffee will be served among friends after the service. Come and know that you do not journey through Christmas on your own. To all who helped in the preparations, performing and putting away of The Narnia Experience. Be it tea serving, tour guiding, stewarding, sheet hanging, tree lending, scarf knitting, lion bar donating, acting, thank you! The time and effort you gave is much appreciated! 520 people came through the experience witnessing 34 brilliant performances. There have been many comments both complimenting the performance and expressing how welcomed people felt by the church. Thank you! Bethany. If you would like to be included in the rota for Bible Reading at Sunday worship for 2017, please give your name to Helen Colman.

Music and Movement Christmas lunch in Troon on Tuesday, 6th December. Bus will leave former GPO in John Finnie Street at 12.15pm. Service of Worship on Wednesday, 7th December at 2.00pm at Mill Court. The Prayer Group will meet on Wednesday, 7th December at 7.00pm in the Session Room. All are welcome! This month during Advent the focus will be on prayers for peace. Guild of Friendship Christmas party on Thursday, 8th December at 2.00pm in lower hall. Guild Christmas Night Out to WG13 on Monday, 12th December at 7.00pm. Friendship Group on Wednesday, 14th December at 2.00pm in lower hall.

Advent and Christmas Services A service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be on Sunday, 11th December at 3.30pm in the church. Sing Traditional Carols and hear again the Good News of Christmas. Carols at the Cross, opposite Burns Mall, is on Saturday, 17th December from 11.00am to 12noon followed by tea, coffee and cake in New Laigh Kirk. Christmas Nativity Service is on Sunday, 18th December beginning at 11.00am. Led by Kingz Kidz and Trekkers. Christmas Christingle is on Sunday, 18th December. Come for 6.30pm to make your Christingle Candle for the service beginning at 7.00pm. The service concludes with singing carols of your choice sitting around the Christmas tree. Christmas Eve Christmas Carol Singing begins at 11.00pm leading into our Watchnight Service beginning at 11.30pm. Enjoy tea or coffee or mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake served immediately after the service as you wish family and friends of New Laigh Kirk ‘Merry Christmas’. Worship on Christmas Day will begin at 11.00am. Children please bring your toys to show us. Come and begin your Christmas Day celebration with worship.

Order of Service, Second Sunday of Advent  
Order of Service, Second Sunday of Advent