page1image3829536

JOY TO THE WORLD, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room And heaven and nature sing,
and heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love,
and wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love

 

*  *  *  *  *  *  *

 

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight

For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King And Peace to men on earth

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given
So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heaven
No ear may hear His coming
But in this world of sin
Where meek souls will receive him still The dear Christ enters in

O holy Child of Bethlehem Descend to us, we pray Cast out our sin and enter in Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell O come to us, abide with us Our Lord Emmanuel

 

*  *  *  *  *  *  *

 

HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING Glory to the new-born King! Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled! Joyful, all ye nations, rise
Join the triumph of the skies With the angelic host proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem! Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the new-born King!

Christ, by highest heaven adored Christ, the everlasting Lord Late in time behold him come Offspring of a Virgin's womb Veiled in flesh the Godhead see Hail the incarnate Deity Pleased as man with man to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel! Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the new-born King!

Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace Hail the Son of Righteousness Light and life to all He brings Risen with healing in His wings Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth Born to give them second birth Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the new-born King!

 

*  *  *  *  *  *  *

 

SILENT NIGHT, holy night
All is calm, all is bright 'Round yon virgin Mother and Child Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight! Glories stream from heaven afar; Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ the Saviour is born! Christ the Saviour is born!

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, oh, love's pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord at Thy birth Jesus, Lord at Thy birth

 

*  *  *  *  *  *  *

 

AWAY IN A MANGER, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky And stay by my side until morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me I pray Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care And take us to Heaven to live with Thee there

O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL, joyful and triumphant! O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

God of God, Light of Light
Lo, He abhors not the Virgin's womb
Very God
Begotten, not created
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
All glory in the highest
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning Jesus, to Thee be glory given
Word of the Father
Now in flesh appearing
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS
FROM ALL AT BELHAVEN PARISH CHURCH

page5image1748736

Plans for the Baking Stall are now well advanced.  The items for sale and associated prices are as shown below

Please telephone in your order to Jessie Gold (864403) by 17 June.  Orders will then be available to be collected at the Church Hall on Saturday 20 June between 2pm and 4pm.  Suitable social distancing arrangements will be in place on the day. 

Contributions of baking can be delivered to the Church Hall from 12 noon on 20 June. (For anyone shielding, or not able to get out, arrangements can be made to collect donations of baking and to deliver orders; contact Jessie on the above number.)

Good morning

 

As you can imagine, I have been concerned, as I am sure you are too, that there will be those in our congregation that have no access to the internet and therefore miss out on the Sunday morning service. 

While it has created difficulty... where there is a will there is a way and having spent the best part of this week researching and working on it, I am now happy to announce that I have created a local telephone number that people can call to receive the audio from the Sunday morning. If they have a phone package that allows for free local calls then this will be included so it won't cost them anything and the fact that it is local means that it won't cost too much for those who do not have free calls as part of their phone package. 

This is obviously not a substitute for gathering together but it will hopefully go some way to helping people who currently aren't able to access the video of the sermon on a Sunday morning. 

The telephone number is 01368 652696 and is currently set up to play this past Sunday's service and will be updated on the Sunday morning when the video goes up on the Facebook page. Please pass this telephone number on to those who you know would benefit from this.

Thank you again for all you do and have been doing throughout this period of upheaval in our lives.

 

 

Yours in Jesus,

Neil

LAUNCHPAD – CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:  We are blessed with having lots of children coming to church on Sunday mornings.  The Launchpad leaders do an excellent job – but, given the increasing numbers, there is a need to recruit more volunteers both to help and lead Launchpad on a Sunday morning.  This would be on a rota basis – therefore not every Sunday.  If you would like to volunteer please contact Kathryn Robertson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) phone             07883 574254    or contact James Wildgoose (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  01368 863161.

 

SCRIPTURE UNION: You are warmly invited to the Wee Celebration in St Andrew’s High Church, Musselburgh on Saturday 28 March 1:30 - 3:30pm for afternoon tea to help to raise funds for the work in East & Midlothian.

 

EARTH HOUR SATURDAY:  All are invited to turn off the lights at home and come to Parish Halls on Saturday 28 March from 7pm to share this global celebration of 'Earth Hour'.  Soups, bread and cake will be provided, followed by candle-lit entertainment 8.30-9.30pm.  All welcome to this all-age event - bring your family and friends.  Free but donations welcome.

EASTER SINGERS:  Come and help us raise a joyful sound at our morning service on Easter Sunday! (12 April). All are welcome: rehearsals in the church on Sundays 22 and 29 March, 12 April, all at 10:15 am. Sign up at the door today, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further info.

 

HELP!  We would like to compile a recipe book to raise funds.  We would love to have your favourite recipe (cooking or baking) to share with others.  Please put the recipe in the box by thechurch main door or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Alternatively, you can give it to Jessie, Sylvia, Lilias, Marion or Jane by the 29 March.  Thank you.

 

YOUTH PARLIAMENT IN ZAMBIA: Heather is fundraising for this charity and is available to do odd jobs for donations.  For a donation or £2 she can deliver a handmade cookie with a personalised message in the Dunbar area.  Please contact her on 07887850874.

 

BSL/ENGLISH MESSY CHURCH: Saturday 28 March 10:30-12 noon at St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh.

 

DAFFODIL COFFEE MORNING: Saturday 4 April, 10-12 noon, Belhaven Church Hall (Spott Parish Church Fundraising Appeal).

EASTER SINGERS:  Come and help us raise a joyful sound at our morning service on Easter Sunday! (12th April) All are welcome: rehearsals in the church on Sundays 22nd and 29th March, 12thApril, all at 10:15 am. Sign up at the door today, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further info.

 

YOUTH PARLIAMENT IN ZAMBIA: Heather Cameron is fundraising for this charity and is available to do odd jobs e.g. gardening, dog walking, babysitting etc., for donations.  For a donation or £2 she can deliver a handmade cookie with a personalised message in the Dunbar area.  Please contact her on 07887850874.

 

GUILD: Tuesday 10 March 7:30pm Church Hall Coffee Evening & Entertainment.  Tickets £4.  Contact Jessie Gold 864403

 

GODLY PLAY DISCOVERY: course at Duddingston Kirk, Edinburgh on Saturday 14 March 10am-4pm. £15 includes lunch. Kathryn Robertson (Tel 07883 574254) is going, contact her if you would like a lift. More info on Godly Play website.

 

MESSY CHURCH: Sunday 15 March 3:30-5:30pm. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

EARTH HOUR SATURDAY:  All are invited to turn off the lights at home and come to Parish Halls on Saturday 28 March from 7pm to share this global celebration of 'Earth Hour'.  Soups, bread and cake will be provided, followed by candle-lit entertainment from 8:30-9:30pm.  All welcome to this all-age event - bring your family and friends. Free but donations welcome.

 

BSL/ENGLISH MESSY CHURCH: Saturday 28 March 10:30-12 noonat St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh.

 

SAVE MILK BOTTLE TOPS FOR CHURCH FUNDS: A box is now available for plastic milk bottle tops.  It will be either in the church vestibule or at the entrance to the hall.  We will get £395 per ton so start saving!

 

 

Page 1 of 2

Weekly Bulletin for:

Sunday 15 March 2020

 -  Select information below for weeks we have met in the sanctuary as usual.

As the order of service and forward planner relate to meeting together, no bulletins have been issued after 15 March 2020.

© 2021 Belhaven Church. The Church of Scotland - Scottish Charity number SC011353