MORNING SERVICE SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2017 (COMMUNION SUNDAY)

Apologies again this week for the late appearance of this service.All being well we will be back on schedule next week.
This morning (the first Sunday in Advent) we celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Communion

ORDER OF SERVICE
“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back-whether in the evening,or at midnight,or when the cock crows,or at dawn.” (Mark 13 Vs.35)

Call to Worship
HYMN Ocome,O come,Emmanuel (CH4 273)
Choir Introit “You are called to set the table”
Prayers of Approach and Confession
Lighting of the first Advent Candle
HYMN Christmas is coming (CH4 282)
READINGS Isiah 64 Vs. 1-9;Mark 13 Vs. 24-37 (Gordon Kidd)
Sermon
The Apostles Creed
OFFERING HYMN Come,thou long-expected Jesus (CH4 472)
Prayer of Dedication
Invitation to the Lord’s Table
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
PSALM 24 Ye gates (CH4 19)
The people of God share the Supper of the Lord
During the distribution of bread and wine the choir sings the anthem
“Jesus,thou joy of loving hearts”
Presentation of Long Service Certificate to John MacMullins
HYMN I cannot tell (MP266)
Benediction and Threefold Amen
SUNG BLESSING Now,Lord! according to thy word (CH4 333)

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