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St. Anne’s Parish Church, Corstorphine th

Sunday 16 December 2012

Advent 3

Nativity Service

ORDER OF SERVICE Preludes Choral Prelude on ‘Stuttgart’ (tune 325) F Peeters Variations of ‘Angels from the realms of glory’ L Visser Variations on ‘Away in a manger’ S Burtonwood

The children and Choir will also sing “My Favourite Time of Year” - Leigh Haggerwood

Welcome

Talk

Introit ‘Gaudete’ (Traditional)

Hymn No. 302 “It was on a starry night”

Call to Worship

Hymn No. 310 “See him lying on a bed of straw”

THE COMMUNITY GATHERS… Hymn No. 320 “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!”

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP... (The words below are a short prayer which may be used by individuals before worship, offering an opportunity to prepare for worship. And while the cares and concerns of family, life and the world are brought with us to worship, we prepare ourselves to share our joy and burden in God’s presence.)

Hymn No. 321 “Come and join the celebration”

WE DRAW NEAR TO GOD… Prayer rd

Come everyone! Let us place our hope in him! Let us love our helper and guardian. Every fibre of our being rejoices in him, trusting his healing name. Lord, let your sure love reside with us, for we have no hope or joy but you. AMEN.

Hymn No. 296 ‘While humble shepherds watched their flocks’, Hymn No. 325 ‘Bethlehem, a noble city’ and Hymn No. 326 ‘As with gladness men of old’.

Lighting the 3 Advent Candle Hymn No. 282 (Chorus, Verse 3, Chorus) “Christmas is coming!”

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD… Nativity Play During which the following Hymns will be sung by all, while remaining seated: Hymn No. 312 ‘Away in a manger’,

WE MAKE OUR RESPONSE… Offering and Prayer Offertory To the coming of Christmas

N le Begue

Prayers of the People Hymn No. 324 “Angels from the realms of glory”

OUR WORSHIP CONTINUES IN THE WORLD Benediction & Sung Amen Postlude From heaven above, behold, he comes! J Pachelbel


Locum Minister: Rev. Bill Irving St Anne’s Parish Church Kaimes Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 6JR Phone: 0131 – 316– 4740 Email: office@stannescorstorphine.org.uk Website: www.stannescorstorphine.org.uk Scottish Charity Number: SC006300

Church Notices Services Today: Next Sunday:

3pm A Quiet Christmas 11am Morning Worship 7pm Carols & Lessons by Candlelight Office Hours: The Church Office will be open on Thursdays from 9.30am to 12 noon for the next few weeks. When the office is not open, emails will be monitored.

Advent Studies: The final meeting of the four week course of Advent Studies is on Monday 17th December at 7.30pm in St. Anne's Session Room. Christmas Sparkle: A reminder that our extra tidy up of the Sanctuary will take place on Wed 19th from 9.15am onwards. Please bring polish and a soft hand brush. The more the merrier and less work for everyone! Everyone booked to come to the FAN Club Christmas Lunch on Friday 21st December is reminded to get there before 11.30 in time for the quiz! Sorry - no late bookings are possible.

This year the Annual Children's Sweetie-Making will take place after morning worship on Sunday 23rd December. The cost is £3 per child. If you wish to attend please put your name on the list on the notice board in the corridor. Further details are available from Fiona Yelland. Advent and Christmas Services Sunday 16th December 3.00pm a Quiet Christmas (a time of quiet reflection) Sunday 23rd December 11.00am Morning Worship 7.00pm Carols and Lessons by Candlelight Christmas Eve Monday 24th December 4.00pm Christingle Service 11.30pm Watchnight Service Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December 10.30am Family Service We welcome you to any of these services. Should you require a lift to Church, please phone 0131 316 4740 and arrangements will be made (leave message on answer-phone if no-one in office).

Intimations: All intimations to be included in next week’s order of service should be delivered to the church office or e-mailed to office@stannescorstorphine.org.uk NO LATER THAN 9am on Wednesday morning. Gift Aid Envelopes are available in the pews for members and visitors should they wish to further contribute to the worldwide work of the church by adding gift aid to their offering. If you are using one of the envelopes please fill in your name and address as without that we are unable to reclaim the tax on the donation. Pew Cards: These are available should you wish to join the congregation; know someone who requires a visit; or wish to take a more active role in the life of the congregation.


Order of Service 16th December 2012