Sadly, Rev Lily advised the congregation of the death of Dr Robert Buchanan late on Saturday night. Funeral arrangements are now in place for Thursday the 15th of December at 11:30am in Lamlash Parish Church.
There will be a short service in the lounge of the Sheltered Housing complex in McKelvie Road at 3pm today. All will be made most welcome.
Our thanks for the support and to all who helped to make the Carol Concert last Monday such a success. The amount raised for CLIC Sargent was £681.59.
Arran Singers Concert – The Arran Singers and Guests, Sunday 11th December at 2.30pm in Whiting Bay Hall Admission and refreshments
Adults £8 Children £3. in aid of Mary’s Meals.
The Guild ‘Christmas Party’ is on Tuesday 13th at 2pm in the church hall.
The Children’s Nativity is Sunday 18th December during morning worship. Please come along and support our young people.
Arran Churches Together will be holding their usual Carol singing session at the main Co-op shop in Brodick, on Saturday 17th December from 11 am to 12 noon. See notices in hall, vestibule and noticeboard at the gate. ]
We are planning a Sunday afternoon of Christmas Carols in the PHT at 3pm Sunday 18th December. All are invited.
A Christmas Market is being held in the church hall this Wednesday (14th December) 11am – 2pm. This is organised by Lynsay Scott and friends to raise funds for the village children’s party. There will be homemade soup, home baking, market stall, tea/coffee.
Arran Baptist Church invite you to ‘Carols for Christmas’ with Arran Brass on 21st December in Brodick Hall at 7pm. Refreshments to follow.
There will be a Watchnight Service at 10pm on Christmas Eve., with a collection for the work of the Salvation Army, and on Christmas Morning there will be a short Service of Celebration at 11.30am.We hope there will be some children there and all who come are invited to bring one of their Christmas gifts to be opened.
We are looking for volunteers to be on door duty at these services.
“Arran Skinnymalinks Seek a Star. This week is our 5th and final weigh in before Christmas, with the brilliant news that our wee campaign has fed 29 children for a school year. Thank you to everyone for their donations!
Order of Service:
Lighting of Advent Candles
Printed Hymn: a candle is burning (see over)
Prayer & Lord’s Prayer
316 Love came down at Christmas
Reading: Mark 1; v 1 – 8 (read by Iain Auld)
291 When out of poverty is born a dream that will not die
Nativity Part 1 In an Inn
312 Away in a manger
Nativity Part 2 In a field
296 While humble shepherds watched their flocks
Nativity Part 3 Near Bethlehem
295 Who would think that what was needed
Prayers of Intercession
OFFERING HYMN 802 We are here to praise You
324 Angels from the realms of glory!
3 – fold Amen
A candle is burning, a flame warm and bright,
a candle of hope in December’s dark night.
While angels sing blessing from heaven’s starry sky,
our hearts we prepare now for Jesus is nigh.
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 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