A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Order of Service
GREENBANK PARISH CHURCH
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 18 December 2016, 7.00pm
PROCESSIONAL HYMN Once in Royal David’s City [Verse 1: Solo, Verse 2: Choir only, Verse 3-6: All]
INTROIT Ding, Dong Merrily on High [Traditional, arr. Mack Wilberg]
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER
HYMN SUNG BY ALL O come, O come Emmanuel [Verse 2: Men, Verse 4: Ladies]
FIRST LESSON Genesis 3: 6 – 15 [Ian Smith]
CAROL SUNG BY THE CHOIR People Look East [Traditional French Carol]
SECOND LESSON Genesis 22: 15 – 18 [Ray Stewardson]
HYMN SUNG BY ALL It came upon the midnight clear
THIRD LESSON Isaiah 9: 2, 6 & 7 [Rodger Mason]
HYMN SUNG BY ALL In the bleak midwinter
FOURTH LESSON Micah 5: 2 – 5a [Lynn Armstrong]
HYMN SUNG BY ALL O little town of Bethlehem [Verse 3: Choir only]
FIFTH LESSON Luke 1: 26 – 38 [Ann Guy]
CAROL SUNG BY THE CHOIR The voice of the Angel Gabriel [Philip Ledger]
SIXTH LESSON Luke 2: 1 – 7 [Douglas Carswell]
CAROL SUNG BY THE CHOIR Away in a manger [Bob Chilcott]
HYMN SUNG BY ALL See amid the winter snow [Verse 3: Ladies, Verse 4: Men, Verse 5: Choir only]
SEVENTH LESSON Luke 2: 8 – 16 [Ron Livingston]
CAROL SUNG BY THE CHOIR The Angel Carol [John Rutter]
EIGHTH LESSON Matthew 2: 1 – 11 [Bill Robertson]
HYMN SUNG BY ALL As with gladness men of old
CAROL SUNG BY THE CHOIR We Three Kings [Philip Stopford]
NINTH LESSON John 1: 1 – 14 [Jan Millar]
HYMN SUNG BY ALL O come all ye faithful Descant and Organ Arrangement by David Willcocks
CAROL SUNG BY THE CHOIR A sound of singing fills the air [Malcolm Archer]
A PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS
HYMN SUNG BY ALL Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Descant and Organ Arrangement by David Willcocks
BENEDICTION AND CHORAL AMEN
VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO ASSEMBLE CHRISTINGLES for the Children’s Christmas Eve Service. We plan to assemble on Friday 23rd December at 10am. If you can help, please add your name to the sheet in the Centenary Chapel.
DATES TO NOTE THIS CHRISTMAS WEEK:
- THURSDAY 22ND DECEMBER Christmas Family Film Night at 5pm. Come and join us in the church for mulled wine and mince pies and enjoy the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. (crèche available) The children’s film will be shown in the Fraser Hall at the same time Registration for Crèche opens at 5pm or can be pre-booked by calling Gill at 07584437 587. Hot dogs and juice provided for the children. Admission free/donations welcome. VOLUNTEERS needed to help with crèche.
- SATURDAY 24th DECEMBER Children’s Christmas Eve Service: 6.30pm; Christmas Eve Watchnight Service: 11.30pm; [Mulled wine in halls from 11pm].
- SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER Christmas Day Family Worship: 10.30am.
AT ALL GREENBANK CHRISTMAS SERVICES A RETIRING OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN IN AID OF C.H.A.S. The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland [CHAS] provides the only hospice service in Scotland for children and young people with life limiting conditions. A children’s hospice offers professional care, practical help and emotional support to the whole family usually from the day of acceptance to the death of their children and beyond.
THIS WEEK £600 + GIFT AID WAS RAISED FOR AL SHUROOQ SCHOOL. Thank you to everyone who contributed to and helped at the Christmas at the Manse day and made this wonderful total possible. It will make such a difference to the children at the school.
HOGMANAY WATCHNIGHT Glasgow Cathedral, 31st December @11pm. Glasgow Churches Together & Hope Alba.
TEA/COFFEE ROTA: The rota is now available for 2017 in the Centenary Chapel. If your organisation is able to help, even if only for a couple of Sundays, please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice.
THE JANUARY ISSUE OF LIFE &WORK MAGAZINE will be available from today. Would subscribers please uplift their copies from the flower Room as the next Good Neighbour delivery will be the February issue. Subscription renewal details will be enclosed within this the January issue. Cheques should be made payable to Greenbank Church enclosed in the envelope provided and placed in the offering bags for our Treasurer. Please note that Life &Work Magazine will increase price by 30p per issue to £2.50 and annual subscription for 12 issues 2017 will be £30.00. Many thanks to all Life & Work subscribers. Ian Mc Turk (638 4649)
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NB: IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE THE LIFE SPAN OF OUR DRAINS AND DRIVE WAY SURFACE, VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE CHURCH IS ONLY FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND THOSE DELIVERING ITEMS TO THE CHURCH AND HALLS. YOUR SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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