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Kirk Sevice for this Sunday and News

Sunday 9th December 2018
Today’s service theme:
‘Jesus is Coming’ The Gift of Perseverance
Morning Worship, Dirleton Kirk
9.30am (to 10.20am)

The Sunday Club for children meets together with adults in the Church, then in the hall
after the children’s talk
Praise is from the Church Hymnary, 4 th Edition (CH4)
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 read by Liz Keddie
CH4 285 The Angel Gabriel from heaven came
CH4 282 Christmas is coming (2 verses)
CH4 277 Hark the glad sound the Saviour comes
CH4 291 When out of poverty is born
Followed by tea & coffee in the Kirk hall

CHURCH DIARY
Wednesday
10am (until 10.30) Dirleton Prayer Service in Dirleton Kirk hall,
followed by coffee.
7.30pm Gospel Choir Show in Abbey Church
Thursday
10am-11.30am Little Nippers Christmas Party in Abbey Large Hall.
12 noon Regal Highland Ceilidh in Abbey large hall
Saturday
2pm Super Sunday Club Christmas Party in Abbey large hall
Next Sunday 9th December
Sunday Club Christmas Nativity Play
6.30pm Gospel Choir Show in Abbey Church
Abbey Church and Dirleton Kirk will be supporting two charities
through our special Christmas offerings this year. The Rock Trust
and International Justice Mission.
Based in Edinburgh, the Rock Trust works with young people from 16-
25 who are, or are at risk of becoming, homeless. It provides an
emergency advice service, personal support, group programmes,
employability work, volunteering & work experience, and respite
places to stay. Last year it helped about 400 young homeless people.
International Justice Mission is a Christian anti-slavery organization
in more than 20 countries. It works to combat sex trafficking, child
sexual assault, forced labour slavery, property grabbing, and abuse of
power, and addresses citizenship rights of minorities.

Bethany. A group from Abbey and Dirleton successfully catered for
the Bethany Care Shelter at Meadowbank Church on 18 th October.
The numbers have been up again this winter and 45 meals were
served. The next is on 19 th December at Stenhouse Church. We have
a team organised and are appealing for new socks, underpants, hats,
scarves and toiletries for men and women. These can be handed into
the Abbey church office or given to Dorothy Kirkpatrick. Thank you
everyone who helps and for your kind donations and prayers.
There will be a giant Christmas card for members to sign at the
back of Abbey church for the next three Sundays, in lieu of giving
separate cards to all your church friends. Donations received will go
to the two charities we are supporting this Christmas.
Gospel Choir Show tickets are selling quickly but please speak to
Julie if you still haven’t got yours.
The North Berwick and District Association of Churches is looking
for nominations for this year’s Community Award for Volunteers. If
you know someone whom you think would be worthy of this Award
please contact Michael Black at m.w.black@btinternet.com or phone
01620842835 for further information.