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St. Anne’s Parish Church, Corstorphine th

Sunday 30 December 2012 'First Sunday after Christmas

ORDER OF SERVICE Preludes What child is this? 'Praise be to thee' 'Praise be to thee'

R Purvis D Buxtehude JS Bach

Welcome Call to Worship

THE COMMUNITY GATHERS… Hymn No. 96 “You are before me, God”

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.)

God bless this coming year and give us your mercy for the task, peace for the pathway, freedom for the work, and love to the last, for Jesus’ sake . AMEN.

WE DRAW NEAR TO GOD… Opening Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD… A reading from the Old Testament Joel 2: 18 - 27 (p885 – OT)

A reading from the Gospels Luke 2: 22 - 40 (p76 - NT)

Hymn No. 526 “This is a day of new beginnings”

Sermon “We cannot turn back the clock”

Hymn No. 159 “Lord, for the years”

WE MAKE OUR RESPONSE… Offering and Prayer

Offertory The old year now is gone BWV 614

JS Bach

Prayers of the People Hymn No. 236 “March on, my soul, with strength”


Postlude In thee is gladness BWV 615

JS Bach

Locum Minister: Rev. Bill Irving St Anne’s Parish Church Kaimes Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 6JR Phone: 0131 – 316– 4740 Email: Website: Scottish Charity Number: SC006300 Church Notices Reader: Nigel Hicks Next Sunday: 11am Souper Sunday Office Hours: The Church Office will be open on Thursdays from 9.30am to 12 noon. When the office is not open, emails will be monitored. Souper Sunday; this is the fourth year in which the Church of Scotland has invited congregations to set aside a Sunday morning service to think about HIV in our world, and to remember in our worship and prayers those people and communities whose lives have been affected by this virus. 4 members of Session are running the Service on Sunday 6th January as Souper Sunday and at the close of which a simple soup and bread lunch will be served in the Main Hall.

Intimations: All intimations to be included in next week’s order of service should be delivered to the church office or e-mailed to 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  

Order of Service