Hamilton Old Parish Church
Sunday 8 December 2019
Second Sunday of Advent
Baptise in the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit
Introit - “Emmanuel”
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“Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” - Rutter
“In the bleak mid-winter” - Darke
Isaiah 11:1-10 (pg 512 NEB & pg 691 GNB)
Luke 2:1-7 (pg 779 NEB & pg 76 GNB)
The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face to shine upon you
And be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you
And give you peace.
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.
A very warm welcome this morning to Naomi and her daughter, Faith, and their family and friends who are with us today to celebrate their Sacrament of Baptism.
Bible Reading Challenge
Our Bible Reading Challenge continues this week as we move onto Psalms chapter 127-133.
Back by popular demand our Christmas cards are available for sale in the Pillar Hall.
Our Junior Section of the Boys’ Brigade are hosting their annual children’s film night on Wednesday 11 December at 6.30pm. All children are welcome to come along and enjoy “Toy Story 4”!
Sunday Live Nativity and Christmas Pie Sunday
Next Sunday, 15 December we look forward to welcoming the children of Sunday Live to perform their Nativity. Also, after the service, the members of Sunday Live would like to invite you to ‘The North’ Hall for Christmas Pie Sunday.
Saturday coffee will stop for Christmas holidays on 21 December and will return on 5 January. Thanks to all the volunteers throughout the year and for those supporting it regularly. If anyone would like to volunteer to serve, bake or both, please speak to Amanda Strachan who can be contacted on 07572445853.
The Elders’ Conference takes place on Saturday 11 January 2020 from 10.00am until 2.30pm. Elders are required and encouraged to attend. Packed lunches are required. Could Elders please advise the Office if you are able to attend. Thank you.
A New Star
Thanks to everyone who supported the Drama Kirk nativity. We would love to hear what you thought. Please complete our short survey which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F69S768 or by scanning this code with your phone –
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for coming along. Merry Christmas!
Offering Rota 2020
The Offering Rota for 2020 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 2020 Beadle Rota is available. Those with email addresses should have received a copy. 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. They have been much appreciated!