Service of Holy Communion led by Rev Michael Allardice..The service will be followed by a fellowship meal in the Church Hall. All are welcome.

Sunday 17 December 2023
10:45 to 11:45

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Kilrenny Parish Church


Sunday 17th December 2023


3rd Sunday in Advent – Communion Service




Welcome and Intimations




Call to Worship




Hymn CH 291                                  When out of poverty is born




Opening Prayer and “The Lord’s Prayer”




Hymn CH 282                                  Christmas is coming!


                                                            (v1, v2 & v3)




Lighting of the Advent Candle




Advent prayer




Reading:       Isaiah 61: 1 – 4 & 8 – 11




Hymn CH 286                                  Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord! 




Reading:       St Luke 1: 46 – 55






Prayers for Peace




Hymn CH 285                                  The Angel Gabriel from heaven came




Reflection: “Songs of praise and joy”




Hymn CH 664                                  Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face


(v1 – v4)








Hymn CH 664                                  Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face


(v5 – v7)




Prayers of Dedication and Intercession




Hymn CH 249                                  We have heard a joyful sound








Sung Amen.






Sunday 17th December:

  • Worship will commence at 10:45 with a service of Holy Communion
  • All are invited to the Christmas social lunch in the Church Hall immediately following worship..

Christmas - giving to Charity:

Over recent years we, in Kilrenny, have donated our Christmas collections to charity. This year we would like to expand on this act of giving in two ways.


  • Donations given to the Book and Jigsaw cafe in December will also be for our charity fund.
  • We would also like to suggest, that within the congregation, instead of giving each other Christmas cards we each write just one card to everyone, which will then be displayed in the church, adding to the decorations. We would like to ask that any money that would have been spent by individually buying extra cards, should be donated by each one of us in the congregation, to our charity fund.
  • The charity selected is Crisis. This is a national charity to help people experiencing homelessness.


Sunday 24th December


Morning worship at the usual time of 0945

Watchnight Service at 7 pm .



Advent Bible Study.


The Four Churches of the Rural Alliance are each hosting and leading an Advent Study on Thursday afternoons at 2.30 pm as follows:


Thursday 7th December at Kingsbarns Church

Thursday 14th December Largoward Church.

Thursday   21st December at Arncroach Hall 2.30PM.

Everyone is welcome. Please join us.




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