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What’s your favourite hymn? 

During January we’ll be trying to fit in hymns that are nominated by the congregation, so if you have a favourite just fill in the slip overleaf and drop it into the box at the back of the church or email Include a few words about why you like it and how it is important to you.


Christmas Hampers – the end of an era

For many years, the Christmas Hamper Draw has been an eagerly awaited event at Granton and has raised many thousands of pounds. Sadly, Barbara, Sylvia and Rose have decided that the Draw has run its course. We are most grateful for the time and energy that these wonderful ladies contributed to our Christmas. We will be thanking them at today’s service.

Life@GPC – this week’s 5 takeaway notices

  • We are delighted to welcome back Martin Pearce today as our guest preacher

    Community Tree Lighting our annual tree lighting event will take place this evening at 5pm

    Advent music we will be joining with our neighbours at Inverleith St Serf’s for an evening of Advent music on Sunday 17th December. 6.30pm start

    Getting to Inverleith St Serfs for the Carol Service If you would like a lift or could give a lift please add your name to the sheet at the back of the church

    Our Advent Doors Return This week is the first Sunday in Advent and each week we will reveal a new message on the website – starting this week with “Hope”


Welcome and Introduction



Hymn 1: 

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (MP 493)


Reading 1:    

Isaiah 64: 1-5, 8-9 (page 726)



Christmas Hampers – thanks


Intro to the Word : 

advent candle 1

Karen D


‘O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree’



including the Lord’s Prayer


Hymn 2:  

There is a hope (Townend) 


Reading 2:      

Mark 13:24-37 (page 66)


Sermon part 1: 


Martin Pearce

Hymn 3:  

There is a Redeemer (MP 673)


Sermon part 2:


Martin Pearce

Pause to ponder


Prayer for Others 



Hymn 4:  

I cannot tell (MP 266)


Closing Blessing