Dunlop Parish Church
Sunday 24 December 2017
Scottish Charity No: 000447
Morning Worship: Fourth Sunday in Advent - Nativity 'The Greatest Journey'
Praise : 321, Advent Candles, 310, 306, 304, 312, MP764, MP740
You are warmly invited to join us for tea or coffee in the servery area of the church after the service.
Christmas Services All Welcome
Christmas Eve: 24 Dec 11.15pm - Watchnight Service in the church.
Carols from 11.15pm; service at 11.30pm
Christmas Day 25 Dec 10.45am – short Family Service in the church.
(Please note and pass on to others this Family Service in the church will be at 10:45am.)
Sunday – 31 December at 11.30am - Morning worship in the church
Christmas Appeal East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action: the last two Sundays we delivered two car loads of beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts, bags of food and cash donations. Janice Grant, EACHa organiser was delighted as the cash donations from Dunlop paid for all the temporary accommodation food parcels! Over a 1000 gifts from East Ayrshire Churches will be distributed in time for Christmas.
We appreciate the support this appeal always receives from the congregation and the wider community.
There will be no Wednesday Evening Worship in December and January - taking a break for Christmas! Evening Services will resume on the first Wednesday in February.
'Exploring the Bible'will take a break until Tuesday 16th January 2018.
Special edition Christmas Cards featuring two of Dunlop Kirk’s Stained Glass Windows :
The Bell Tower window (shining like a beacon as you travel down Main Street on a winter evening)
The Resurrection window (depicting the elements of Nature coming to life after winter)
Both windows were designed by the famous stained glass artist, Gordon Webster.
The cards cost £2 each or £5 for a set of three (They are also available blank for your own message)
Stained Glass Booklet
The booklet makes a delightful present, easily wrapped and easily posted.
£5 per copy Available at the Church or by phoning 01560 480919
The Advent Candles
Tune: Cradle Song (Away in a manger)
A candle is burning, a flame warm and bright;
a candle of Hope in December’s dark night.
While angels sing blessings from heav’n’s starry sky
our hearts we prepare now, for Jesus is nigh.
A candle is burning, a candle of Peace;
a candle to signal that conflict must cease.
For Jesus is coming to show us the way;
A message of Peace humbly laid in the hay.
A candle is burning, a candle of Joy;
a candle to welcome brave Mary’s new boy.
Our hearts fill with wonder and eyes light and glow
as Joy brightens winter like sunshine on snow.
A candle is burning, a candle of Love;
a candle to point us to heaven above.
A baby for Christmas, a wonderful birth;
for Jesus is bringing God’s Love to our earth.
On Christmas Eve..., add
We honour Messiah with the Christ-Candle’s flame;
our Christmas Eve candles glad tidings proclaim.
O come, all ye faithful, rejoice on this night
as God come among us, the Christian’s true Light.