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1 Christmas 2008 Family Service Join us at 6 pm tonight for informal Carols

2 Psalm 23 1/6 Townend Version THE LORD’S MY SHEPHERD, I’ll not want. He makes me lie in pastures green. He leads me by the still, still waters, His goodness restores my soul.

3 Psalm 23 2/6 And I will trust in You alone. And I will trust in You alone, For Your endless mercy follows me, Your goodness will lead me home. (Descant)I will trust, I will trust in You. I will trust, I will trust in You. Endless mercy follows me, Goodness will lead me home.

4 Psalm 23 3/6 He guides my ways in righteousness, And He anoints my head with oil, And my cup, it overflows with joy, I feast on His pure delights.

5 Psalm 23 4/6 And I will trust in You alone. And I will trust in You alone, For Your endless mercy follows me, Your goodness will lead me home. (Descant)I will trust, I will trust in You. I will trust, I will trust in You. Endless mercy follows me, Goodness will lead me home.

6 Psalm 23 5/6 And though I walk the darkest path, I will not fear the evil one, For You are with me, and Your rod and staff Are the comfort I need to know.

7 Psalm 23 6/6 And I will trust in You alone. And I will trust in You alone, For Your endless mercy follows me, Your goodness will lead me home. (Descant)I will trust, I will trust in You. I will trust, I will trust in You. Endless mercy follows me, Goodness will lead me home.

8 Prayer

9 Bible Reading – Isaiah 7:10-14 (Pew Bible - page 692) 10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, 11 "Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights." 12 But Ahaz said, "I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to the test."

10 Bible Reading – Isaiah 7:10-14 (Pew Bible - page 692) 13 Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Immanuel means ‘God is with us’.)

11 Psalm 134 – Ian White PRAISE THE LORD, All you servants of the Lord, Who minister by night within His house. Lift up your hands Within the sanctuary, And praise the Lord.

12 Psalm 134 – (2/4) May the Lord, The Maker of heaven and earth, May this Lord bless you from Zion; Lift up your hands Within the sanctuary And praise the Lord.

13 Psalm 134 – (3/4) PRAISE THE LORD, All you servants of the Lord, Who minister by night within His house. Lift up your hands Within the sanctuary, And praise the Lord.

14 Psalm 134 – (4/4) May the Lord, The Maker of heaven and earth, May this Lord bless you from Zion; Lift up your hands Within the sanctuary And praise the Lord. Ian White / Little Misty Music.

15 A Meditation on Isaiah 9:6-7

16 Paraphrase 37 (Luke 2) WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED their flocks by night, all seated on the ground, the angel of the Lord came down and glory shone around.

17 Paraphrase 37 (2/6) ‘Fear not’ said he, for mighty dread had seized their troubled mind; ‘Glad tidings of great joy I bring to you and all mankind.

18 Paraphrase 37 (3/6) ‘To you in Bethlehem this day is born of David’s line a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, and this shall be the sign:

19 Paraphrase 37 (4/6) ‘The heavenly babe you there shall find to human view displayed, all simply wrapped in swaddling clothes, and in a manger laid.’

20 Paraphrase 37 (5/6) Thus spoke the seraph; and at once appeared a shining throng of angels, praising God, who thus Addressed their joyful song:

21 Paraphrase 37 (6/6) ‘All glory be to God on high And to the earth be peace! Goodwill henceforth from highest heaven begin and never cease.’ Scottish Paraphrases (Nahum Tate, )

22 MEET THE ‘CAST’ FOR CHRISTMAS - From the Gospels by Matthew and Luke

23 Psalm 130:1-8* (p. 173) 1/4 1LORD, from the depths I call to you; 2Lord, hear me from on high And give attention to my voice when I for mercy cry.

24 Psalm 130:1-8* (p. 173) 2/4 3LORD, in your presence who can stand, if you our sins record? 4But yet forgiveness is with you, that we may fear you, LORD.

25 Psalm 130:1-8* (p. 173) 3/4 5I wait—my soul waits—for the LORD; my hope is in his word. 6More than the watchman waits for dawn my soul waits for the Lord.

26 Psalm 130:1-8* (p. 173) 4/4 7O Isr’el, put your hope in God, for mercy is with him 8And full redemption. From their sins his people he’ll redeem.

27 One Last Question: - Did Jesus need to be rescued from Herod?

28 Matthew 2:13-15 (p. 966) 13 When they [the Magi] had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” [Quoting Hosea 11:1].

29 Things Are Not Always How They Seem…!

30 A HAPPY SAIL TO THE SKATE BANK – INNER MORAY FIRTH

31 A Skate Bank Cricket Match – the first for 80 years!

32 How Did Things Seem from the shore?

33 Help Came to “rescue” the cricket team…

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36 Jesus did not need to be rescued from Herod… He came to rescue us. Luke 2:11 - Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:19 - But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

37 Paraphrase 19 (Isaiah 9) THE PEOPLE WHO IN DARKNESS WALKED have seen a glorious light: that light shines out on those who lived in shadows of the night.

38 Paraphrase 19 (Isaiah 9 2/5) To greet you, Sun of righteousness, the gathering nations come; rejoicing as when reapers bring their harvest treasures home.

39 Paraphrase 19 (Isaiah 9 3/5) For now to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and on his shoulder ever rests all power in earth and heaven.

40 Paraphrase 19 (Isaiah 9 4/5) His name shall be the Prince of peace, eternally adored; most wonderful of counsellors, the great and mighty Lord.

41 Paraphrase 19 (Isaiah 9 5/5) His peace and righteous government shall over all extend; on judgement and on justice based, his reign shall never end. Words: John Morison ( ). Scripture Song Adapted from Scottish Paraphrase of Isaiah 9:2-7 Suggested tunes: Kilmarnock, Tiverton. (CM).

42 Please join us in the entrance hall for a hot or cold drink We welcome you to join us for informal Carols & Mince Pies tonight at 6 pm God Calls Us to delight in Christ and to Share His Hope.


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