Hamilton Old Parish Church
Hamilton Old Parish Church
Sunday 10 December 2017
Second Sunday in Advent
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“Angels’ Carol” - Rutter
“This Holy night” - McDonald
“Sing we now of Christmas” - Hayes
Isaiah 40:1-11 (pg 701 GNB)
2 Peter 3:8-15 (pg 301 GNB)
Mark 1:1-8 (pg 45 GNB)
Recording of Services
Please note worship is being recorded in audio and video formats, then uploaded to our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel and to create DVDs for distribution to the housebound. If you wish to be away from the view of cameras, please sit upstairs or in the rear of the transepts. Thank you.
Bible Readings Page Numbers
Different translations have different page numbers however you should find the lessons round about the page numbers detailed above.
Fred Thorburn sadly passed away. His funeral takes place on Tuesday 12 December at 3.00pm here in the Old Parish and then onto South Lanarkshire Crematorium for 4.00pm. Please remember Fred’s family in your prayers.
Bible Reading Challenge
Our Bible Reading Challenge continues this week as we move onto 1 Samuel chapters 29-31 to 2 Samuel chapters 1-4 . Saul dies.
Discrete offering bags are used in our congregation, and are also useful for passing requests for prayer or visitation of the sick to the Minister. Over the next few weeks if you would like to indicate favourite hymns worship, the Minister would be pleased to consider these. Please bear in mind that notes passed in this manner are held before God and dedicated in public prayer.
MacMillan Cancer Support
Christmas Carol Concert, this afternoon, from 2.30pm until 4.00pm in Cadzow Parish Church. Car parking available at St Andrew’s Parish Church. Tickets priced at £5 - pay at the door.
Our next meeting is on Monday 11 December when we welcome representatives from The Mental Health Foundation. On Monday 8 January 2018, our speaker is our own minister, Rev Ross Blackman, followed by our Financial AGM.
Bible Study continues on Tuesday 12 December at 10.00am in the Creche and Thursday 14 December at 8.00pm in the Manse.
Passion Play 2018 – “Renewal Through Resurrection”
Rehearsals have begun and continue on Tuesday 12th December.
Our Film Club is starting on Thursday 14 December at 1.30pm in the North Hall. Come along and enjoy some Christmas movies.
On Sunday 17 December at 6.30pm in St John’s Parish Church. Free admission with offering for the Church of Scotland HIV Programme. Come along and enjoy music, magic and fun!
Offering Rota 2018
The Offering Rota for 2018 is now available. Elders with email addresses should by now have received a copy. All other Elders will find a paper copy in their “dookit”.
The 2018 Beadle Rota is available. Those with email addresses should have received a copy with paper copies available from the Elders’ Room.
Thank you to those who helped in the delivery of the bowls of hyacinths to members of our congregation last Sunday. I'm sure they will be much appreciated.