Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

9 December 2018 at 10.30am




Welcome to our Service of Worship

which will be led by the Rev. Mary Haddow

Our Organist is Maureen Holmes

Our Reader is: Linda Gaul






A warm welcome is extended to all, especially those who are worshipping at Pitlochry as a visitor or returning after an absence. We thank you for choosing to join us today and trust you will be comfortable in our midst.   If you are joining us as a visitor, please make yourself known to the Minister or one of the Duty Elders.  It would also be great if you signed our visitors’ book which can be found in the Porch area of the church.

The Church is fitted with a loop system.  If you use a hearing aid, please change it to the “T” setting.

Both Words only and Large Print copies of CH4 are available in the Porch.  Please ask someone on welcome duty if you require one.

Tea, Coffee and Juice are served in The Tryst (the church halls) - after the service.  An invitation is extended to all as we gather to meet and mingle.  Please do join us if you are visitors for this time of friendship and fellowship.

Tryst for Prayer


Tryst for Prayer meet weekly on Wednesdays at 10.00am in The Tryst Lounge.Open to all.

Prayers are offered for personal, local, national & international situations.  If you would like someone to pray for you and your situation just let us know – every personal situation is held in confidence.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop a note through the letter box of the church marked – For Prayer, or speak to the minister after the service on Sundays.



     Choir Introit: Good News, Good News we bring to you!


     Welcome and Church News


     Call to Worship


(Based on Isaiah 40)


L:   The world is dark and cold.
All: We look for signs of your coming.

L:   The world is hungry for righteousness.
All: We look for signs of your coming.

L:   The world yearns for hope, peace, love, joy.
All: We look for signs of your coming.



CH4 277 

Hark the glad sound!


Today is the Second Sunday in Advent




The Lord's Prayer

Our Father,

      who art in heaven

      hallowed be thy name,

      thy kingdom come,

      thy will be done

      on earth as it is in heaven.

     Give us this day our daily bread

     and forgive us our debts

      as we forgive our debtors.

     And lead us not into temptation,

     but deliver us from evil,      

     for thine is the kingdom,

     the power

     and the glory,

     forever ...  Amen.



Hymn:  Prepare Him Room


Solo Voice: V1

Choir: Chorus


Solo Voice: V2 and V3

Choir+Congregation: Chorus


O behold, the mystery now unfolds
See the star shine on the virgin foretold
Angels sing and light up the sky
Hope rings out in a newborn’s cry
Swing wide, you ancient gates
For Christ is born today!


Prepare Him room
Prepare Him room
Let the King of glory enter in


God with us, the promise has come to be
This, the one the prophets were longing to see
In the darkness a blazing light
To the hungry the words of life
His kingdom now is near
For those with ears to hear



Prepare Him room
Prepare Him room
Let the King of glory enter in

Oh, our hearts, as busy as Bethlehem
Hear Him knock, don’t say there’s no room in the inn
Through the cradle, cross, and grave
See the love of God displayed
Now He’s risen and He reigns
Praise the Name above all names!


Prepare Him room
Prepare Him room
Let the King of glory enter in

Music and words by Rebecca Elliott and Dave Fournier. © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise




Isaiah 40:28-31      

(Page 726 in pew bible





CH4 317

Before the world began


      Offering & Offertory Prayer

(Gift Aid envelopes available in the vestibule)



Isaiah 9:6-7

(Page 694)




Solo:  Thorns In The Straw (Since the day the angel came)



Philippians 1:3-11

(Page 1178)





CH4 316

Love came down at Christmas


Prayers for Others



Philippians 4:4-7

(Page 1180)





CH4 320

Joy to the World


Charge and Benediction



Sung Response CMP 626 

Long as my life shall last,

teach me Thy way

where’er my lot be cast,

teach me Thy way

until the race is run,

until the journey’s done

until the crown is won,

teach me Thy way!










Sunday 9 December

Pitlochry & District Choral Society present…

Carols by Candlelight. 

A programme of well loved carols for Choir, Audience & Soloists.

Fishers Hotel at 7.00pm.

Tickets £12.00 (£1.00 under 18) including hot chocolate…from Choir members, Fishers & Viva or at the door


6th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

Total funds raised, after expenses, for our charity partners:

‘Help for Heroes’ and ‘Penumbra Edinburgh Crisis Centre 24/7, is £725.00 gifted to each charity!!!


Wednesday 12 December

10.00am Tryst for Prayer

10.30am Coffee & Chat (Last before Christmas)

 2.30pm The Guild meet in The Tryst

 Lounge, to hear Dunkeld Handbell      

 Ringers.  All welcome.

 6.25pm Choir


Sunday 16 December –

Gift Service 10.30am

We invite all members of the congregation to come along and to contribute a child’s gift to be distributed through ‘Children First’ and ‘Perth Women’s Refuge’.

This year, we are joining with the Highland Perthshire Explorer Scouts Christmas Appeal, in supporting these 2 organisations, who are collecting presents to give to the most vulnerable children and families in our area and

Dundee.  ‘Perth Women’s Refuge’ offer support and refuge accommodation to women and their families who experiencing domestic abuse. ‘Children First’ help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. When the worst happens, they support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood.

Please mark your parcel either ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ with an approximate age, appropriate to the gift.  Thank you.


World Mission Stamp Appeal

With Christmas coming up, please remember to save your used stamps for the World Mission Stamp Appeal.   There will be a box in the church porch, or you can give them to David Frame. 




Sunday, 16 December - 10.30am

Gift Service


Wednesday, 19 December - 3.30pm Quiet Service

Christmas Eve

6.30pm. All Age Service 

11.15pm Carols

11.30pm Watch Night Service


Christmas Day!

10.30am - All age Service.



                     Café Biba

6 November – 14 December

     Open Monday – Friday

10.00am – 4.00pm.

   Sunday 1.00pm – 4.00pm.



Christmas Day Lunch

at The Atholl Centre

‘Do it together’ Christmas day lunch.  The meal is free but we would welcome donations , in order to pool money and food.  The Centre will supply the turkey and other meat products.  Please book a place now if you would like to join us: 01796 473044 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Iain Walker.


Pastoral Care

If anyone would like a visit from the Pastoral Care and Fellowship Group, please contact Romilly Carter



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Service for the Housebound:

Recorded copies of the Sunday morning service are available on CD for those unable to get to

church.  Please enquire at The Tryst Office for further details.

   Church Office - The Tryst:

Telephone:   01796 474 010

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   Rev Mary Haddow 


   Joint Session Clerks:

   Mrs Ginnie Wilkie

   Mr Hugh Mackintosh


Scottish Charity Number: SC 008361







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