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Advent Doors are back

Our Advent Doors returned last week. Each week we reveal a new message on the website – starting last week with “Hope”. Read this week‘s “Peace“ message. Let any of the welcome team know if you‘d like a printed copy.

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.

Tree Lighting last Sunday

The event was a great success – see video and photos on the website

Life@GPC – this week’s 5 takeaway notices

    • We welcome back Matthew Bickett today as our guest preacher

      Advent music we will be joining with our neighbours at Inverleith St Serf’s for an evening of Advent music next 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

      Day by Day There’s something on every day here at GPC. Check the stand-up leaflets on the coffee tables at the back of the church

      Friday Drop-ins Come and join us on Fridays between 11.30am—1pm for a hot drink and a chat. We are open to all, and there is space for children to play.


Welcome and Introduction


Sandra S

Hymn 1:   

The race that long in darkness pined  


Reading 1:  

Isaiah 40: 1-11 page 701


Intro to the Word :  

advent candle 2



including the Lord’s Prayer


Hymn 2:  

God rest ye merry gentlemen 


Reading 2:    

Mark 1: 1-8 page 45


Sermon part 1  


Matthew Bicket

Hymn 3:   

When out of poverty is born (CH4 291)


Sermon part 2


Matthew Bicket

Pause to ponder


Prayer for Others 



Hymn 4:   

Christ be our light (CH4 543)


Closing Blessing


Matthew B.