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Sunday 15 December, 2013 Walking in the light of God Everlasting Joy and Baptism Third Sunday in Advent

“The Lord is King forever.”

Welcome Lighting the Candles (The Choral Group will sing as the Candles are lit)

Call to Worship Praise:

CH4: 321

Come and join the Celebrations

Prayers of Approach, Dedication and Lord’s Prayer Baptism:

James Alexander John Urmston, infant son of David and Nicola Urmston


CH4: 796

The Lord Bless you and keep you

Presentations Praise:

CH4: 316

Love came down at Christmas


Isaiah 35: 1-11 (page 585)


CH4: 313


Luke: 1: 46-55 (page 840)

See in yonder Manger low

“Everlasting Joy” Praise:

CH4: 320

Joy to the World

Prayers of Thanksgiving Praise:

CH4: 323


The first Nowell

Church Family News

1. Prayer Diary. The December 2013 Prayer Diary is available in the vestibule. 2. Christmas Coffee Mornings. The last coffee morning is on Saturday 21 December. Donations of home bakes will be welcome. If you can help on Saturday, especially with the clear up at the end please let Anne Donaldson know. 3. The Church will be open from Monday 16 December to Friday 20 December from 11.30am until 2.00pm. 4. The Strollers meet at 2.00pm on Saturday 21 December at Santander on Union Street. All welcome. 5. Sport Aberdeen has a variety of activities in their Active Ageing Programme. If you are interested in increasing your activity levels, please see the leaflet on the Notice Board in the Hall for further information. Further information can be obtained from Sport Aberdeen’s Active Ageing Development Officer, Stephen Gammack on 01224 577738, or 6. “Listening to God” Presbytery will be holding a Course in the small Meeting Room on Wednesday 18 December at 7.00pm If you are interested please speak to Rev. Diane. Please keep us informed: If you know of any member of the Church or a member of their family being in Hospital, please let Rev. Diane, or the Church Office, know as soon as possible, either by telephone (640672) or by e-mail –

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I will not be sending Christmas Cards this year but will instead be sending a donation to Mary’s Meals. If you would like to join with me in sending a donation please contact me at the Office (Monday-Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm). Carole-Anne Brazendale

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Order of Service for the Third Sunday in Advent including Baptism of James Alexander John Urmston