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Barry Parish Church
December 2020

Tuesday 1st December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 336 - 2 Peter 3:10-13 2 Peter 3:10-13 Read today’s passage. It could make us feel scared, but God is going to make a new heaven and a new earth, where there is nothing bad or evil. Talk about what that will be like.
19:30Angus Presbytery Meeting on Zoom
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 337 - Revelation 7:9-10 Revelation 7:9-10 Read today’s passage. Can you translate ‘Salvation belongs to our God’ in three different languages that aren’t your first language?
19:00Midweek Focus Bible Study Cancelled until further notice
Thursday 3rd December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 338 - Revelation 21:22-27 Revelation 21:22-27 Ask someone to read today’s passage. While they read, draw a picture of what you think ‘the city’ described in the passage would look like? What would it be like to live there?
20:00Tearfund Advent Session Yvonne&David Lyon 'Hope'Throughout December, Tearfund will be hosting Advent Sessions 2020, bringing you four evenings of festive cheer to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. We have a great line-up of talented singer-songwriters from across Scotland this year, including: Yvonne and David Lyon, Ashton Lane, Ellyn Oliver, and Unoma Okudo and Ifedade Thomas. Our musicians will be performing weekly with a variety of Christmas songs and original music based on different themes of advent – hope, peace, joy and love. Thursday 3 Dec, 8pm – Yvonne and David Lyon (Hope) Thursday 10 Dec, 8pm – Ashton Lane (Peace) Thursday 17 Dec, 8pm – Ellyn Oliver (Joy) Tuesday 22 Dec, 8pm – Unoma Okudo and Ifedade Thomas (Love) These virtual performances will be hosted on the Tearfund Scotland Facebook page . Each will highlight a different area of Tearfund’s work and help raise money for our partners, bringing hope to poor communities throughout the world. You can sign up and be reminded of the concerts you’d like to attend in the event section of our Facebook page . Or just head over to Facebook on the dates above and we’ll be going live at 8pm. You don’t even need your own Facebook account to join in! So get your cosy slippers, put your feet up, and grab a cup of something warm and tasty. And tune in to Tearfund Scotland’s Facebook page to enjoy some Christmas cheer with us. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday 4th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 339 - Revelation 22:1-2 Revelation 22:1-2 Read this passage near a river or while you are running a bath or pouring a glass of water. Pray for ‘the healing of nations’. What will you include in your prayer?
Saturday 5th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 340 - John 1:10-13 John 1:10-13 Chat about who you think ‘The Word’ is in this part of the Bible? We know him by another name. He is what Christmas is all about! Say thank you to God for making us his children.
Sunday 6th December 2020 Advent 2 - Bright Hope For Tomorrow
 Bible 2020 Day 341 - Galatians 4:4-6 Galatians 4:4-6 Read the passage together. Who has God sent into our hearts? If God is our parent what would you like to tell him today?
09:30Joint Service in Carnoustie Church Foodbank DonationsOrder Of Service Welcome & Call to Worship: Hymn 290 The race that long in darkness pined Notices Prayers and Lord’s Prayer Candle Lighting Like a candle flame Reading: Is 40: 1-11 Hymn 274 Comfort, comfort now my people Talk – Advent 2 – Preparing Prayers for others Hymn 241 Isaiah the prophet has written of old Benediction
10:30Service Live Stream Carnoustie Church Facebook LiveOrder Of Service Gather: Welcome & Call to Worship: Hymn 277 Hark the glad sound, the Saviour comes Prayers Notices Candle Lighting Hy 282 Christmas is coming (c,v1,c,v2,c) Reading: Mark 1: 1-8 Talk – Advent 2 - Preparing Prayers for others Hymn 334 On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry announces Benediction and May the Lord bless you
18:00Door Step Carol Carnoustie Church Facebook Live
19:00Scottish Churches Call To PrayerLiving God, In this season of Advent, Speak to us words of comfort. Speak that we might hear And, as we do so, find comfort and strength renewed. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Living God, In this season of Advent, Speak to us as we read the signs of the times. Speak, that we might understand the times, And know, even now, your presence restored in our midst. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Living God, In this season of Advent, Speak to us in the wilderness. Speak, even in the hard places, And teach us to mark out the places where you have met with us. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Living God, In this season of Advent, Speak to us that we might learn of the rough ground made level. Speak of the rugged places made plain And of the time when we shall hear it proclaimed again that the Lord is coming! Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Living God, In this season of Advent, Speak to the lonely and to the bereaved. Speak to the anxious and to the fearful And carry us as the shepherd carries the lamb, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
Monday 7th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 342 - Ephesians 1:3-5 Ephesians 1:3-5 Read this passage somewhere that you feel you belong e.g. at the dinner table, snuggled on the couch, in the car. Say thank you to God that he chose us to belong to him before the world began!
10:00Prayer Meeting on Zoom
Tuesday 8th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 343 - Matthew 1:18-21 Matthew 1:18-21 Read the passage together. Draw the name ‘Jesus’ in bubble writing and colour it in. Stick it somewhere you will see it every day. How would you describe what Jesus came to earth to do?
19:00Kirk Session Meeting on Zoom
Wednesday 9th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 344 - John 1:18 John 1:18 Read the verse together. Read a story together of what Jesus did when he grew up. You can find some here: bibleworld.co.uk/resources Chat together about how Jesus shows us what God is like.
00:00Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe Cancelled until further notice
19:00Midweek Focus Bible Study Cancelled until further notice
Thursday 10th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 345 - Isaiah 11:2 Isaiah 11:2 Jesus came from the family of King David, but it turns out that Jesus is the most incredible branch of that family ever! Ask someone to read the verse and every time they say ‘spirit’ give a big cheer.
Friday 11th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 346 - Luke 1:30-33 Luke 1:30-33 Read the passage together. Find your colourful ‘Jesus’ bubble writing picture you drew on 8th December. Add lots of little crowns to the picture to remind you that Jesus is the greatest King ever.
Saturday 12th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 347 - Isaiah 7:14 Isaiah 7:14 Read the verse together. Immanuel means ‘God with us’. Whatever you do today remember that God is with us, not far away, but right beside us.
Sunday 13th December 2020 Advent 3 - Bright Hope For Tomorrow
 Bible 2020 Day 348 - Luke 1:46-50 Luke 1:46-50 Read the passage together. Listen to your favourite Christmas song. Can you use a tune you know to go with Mary’s words or perhaps make up your own tune?
09:30Joint Toy Gift Service in Barry Church for Angus Women's Aid
10:30Service Live Stream Carnoustie Church Facebook Live
18:00Doorstep Carol Carnoustie Church Facebook Live
19:00Scottish Churches Call to PrayerLord, we are your people who have journeyed in darkness And who long to see your light once more. We are those who have journeyed through hard times And who long to see life and community renewed. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Lord, we give thanks for scientists and researchers And for those who have created the vaccines that give hope to the world. We pray for the just sharing of these precious gifts And for the renewal of life in every nation. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Lord, we are those who journey on Towards the horizon where light shall surely break. We journey in times where we are distanced And trust that in time the distance shall be overcome. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Lord, we pray for those who care for the living And for the dying. We pray for the bereaved and for the bereft And ask that you would draw near to them in your compassion. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Lord, we are those who have heard Of the true light that is coming into the world. We ask that we might become your messengers And bear witness to Jesus Christ, the light of God that is to come. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
Monday 14th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 349 - Luke 2:4-7 Luke 2:4-7 Read the passage together. Make a manger scene out of things you have at home e.g. cardboard, lego, playdough. Say thank you to Jesus for all he went through to come and be with us on earth.
10:00Prayer Meeting on Zoom
19:30Path of Renewal Team Meeting on Zoom
Tuesday 15th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 350 - Matthew 2:1-2 Matthew 2:1-2 Read the passage together. Make a big star and add it to your Christmas decorations. It was very important to the wise men that they found the new King. How important do you think Jesus is?
Wednesday 16th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 351 - Matthew 2:3-6 Matthew 2:3-6 Read the passage together. Make a list of all the things you think shepherds do for their sheep. Jesus is our shepherd. Choose one of those things from the list that you would like him to do for you today.
19:00Midweek Focus Bible Study Cancelled until further notice
Thursday 17th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 352 - Luke 2:8-11 Luke 2:8-11 Read the passage together. Make a Christmas card for someone you know. Use the words from today’s Bible verses to design it.
Friday 18th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 353 - Luke 2:12-15 Luke 2:12-15 Read the passage together. Play hunt the Jelly Baby. Hide a Jelly Baby while everyone else shuts their eyes. Then everyone opens their eyes and hunts for the baby! Just like the shepherds did.
Saturday 19th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 354 - Luke 2:27-32 Luke 2:27-32 Place a candle safely on a table where everyone can see it. Read the passage. When you get to the word ‘light’, light the candle. Keep the candle lit as you remember that Jesus is the light of the whole world.
Sunday 20th December 2020 Advent 4 - Bright Hope For Tomorrow
 Bible 2020 Day 355 - Luke 2:36-38 Luke 2:36-38 Read the passage together. Do you know someone who is older than you who is important to your family? Give them a Christmas gift today. Think of something that would let them know they are loved.
09:30Joint Service in Carnoustie ChurchOrder Of Service Welcome & Call to Worship: Candle Lighting Like a candle flame Notices Prayers and Lord’s Prayer Hymn 305 In the bleak midwinter Reading: Luke 1: 26-38 Hymn 304 O little town of Bethlehem Talk – Advent 4 – Receiving Prayers for others Hymn 301 Hark the herald angels sing Benediction
10:30Service Live Stream Carnoustie Church Facebook LiveOrder Of Service Gather: A Perthshire Christmas Blessing A Perthshire Christmas Blessing – Perthshire and Dundee Churches Candle Lighting Hy 282 Christmas is coming (verses 1-4) Welcome & Call to Worship: Hymn 318 Lord, You were rich Prayers Notices Reading: Luke 2: 1-7 Hymn 303 It came upon the midnight clear Talk – Advent 4 - Receiving Prayers for others Hymn 320 Joy to the world Benediction and May the Lord bless you
18:00Doorstep Carols with Radio North Angus DOORSTEP CAROLS Starts 6pm on 20TH December Merry Christmas Tune in to RADIO NORTH ANGUS Step out your door Join in the Singing Arbroath 96.6FM Carnoustie 107.5FM Monifieth 105.9FM Forfar, Brechin and Montrose 87.7FM Listen online at www.radionorthangus.co.uk/player
19:00Scottish Churches Call to PrayerLord, draw near to us And to all who long to hear your Word. We give thanks that the promise of the Advent season Will soon be fulfilled in the birth of the Christ-child. May we embrace the promise and share in the hope it brings. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Lord, draw near to us And to all who long to hear your Word. We pray for the lonely and the perplexed; For the anxious and the fearful. Be near to them as you are to us. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Lord, draw near to us And to all who long to hear your Word. We pray for the families and communities of which we are a part And for our Nation. Sustain us in these times and renew us in times to come. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Lord, draw near to us And to all who long to hear your Word. We give thanks that, in all things, you are with us And we embrace once more the promise of the Christ-child. May the light of Christ shine in the darkness and bring hope to the world. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
Monday 21st December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 356 - 2 Corinthians 8:9 2 Corinthians 8:9 Read the verse together. Jesus is the best gift ever. What gift could you give today e.g. is there a food bank in your community that you could donate to?
10:00Prayer Meeting on Zoom
Tuesday 22nd December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 357 - 1 Timothy 3:16 1 Timothy 3:16 Read the verse together. At Christmas it is good to ask ourselves who we think Jesus is. Have a chat together about him. Do you have any questions? Is there anything that confuses you?
11:00Midweek Service in Philip Hall
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 358 - Isaiah 9:1-2 Isaiah 9:1-2 Read the passage together and switch on some lights. Talk about things in the world that you think are ‘dark’ or sad, difficult or dangerous. Pray about those things together.
Thursday 24th December 2020 Christmas Eve
 Bible 2020 Day 359 - Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah 9:6 It is Christmas Eve! Read the verse together twice. First of all, really loudly for everyone to hear, and then very quietly so only you can hear. Try and remember these words as you celebrate tomorrow!
18:30Christingle Service Carnoustie Church Facebook LiveOrder Of Service Hymn 282 Christmas is coming! (VV1-4) (Advent Candles) Welcome & Call to Worship Opening Prayer Hymn 292 It’s rounded like an orange Christingles lit Reading: Luke 2: 1-20 Hymn 312 Away in a manger Prayers for others Address: Hymn 306 O come, all ye faithful Benediction
23:30Watchnight Service Carnoustie Church Facebook LiveOrder Of Service Advent Candles – four lit at start Welcome & Call to Worship Hymn 306 O come, all ye faithful Opening Prayer Hymn 309 Still the night Reading: Matthew 1: 18-25 Carol Still, still Prayer Hymn 313 See in yonder manger low Address: “Happy Christmas!” – Christmas Candle Benediction Hymn 315 Once in royal David’s city
Friday 25th December 2020 Christmas Day
 Bible 2020 Day 360 - John 14:5-7 John 14:5-7 Read the passage. Play follow the leader; you have to do exactly what the leader of the game does. Chat about how we follow Jesus. What does that mean?
10:30Christmas Day Family Service Carnoustie Church FacebookOrder Of Service Hymn 282 Christmas is coming (verse 5 only and chorus) Candle Welcome & Call to Worship Hymn 301 Hark the herald angels sing Prayer Gifts Hymn 322 Good Christians, all rejoice! Reading: John 1: 1-14 Address – Prayer Hymn 320 Joy to the world! Benediction
Saturday 26th December 2020 Boxing Day
 Bible 2020 Day 361 - John 14:15-19 John 14:15-19 Read the passage. Draw a picture of the best friend you can possibly imagine. What would they do? What would they say? Who is the friend that Jesus gives us?
Sunday 27th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 362 - John 15:9-14 John 15:9-14 Read the passage together. What can you do today that will show someone that you love them? Make sure you do it!
10:30Service led by The Moderator Carnoustie Church Facebook
Monday 28th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 363 - Matthew 28:18-20 Matthew 28:18-20 Read the passage together. Every time you wash your hands today remember that baptism is a sign that we belong to Jesus. What could you do today that would show people that you are a follower of Jesus?
Tuesday 29th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 364 - Luke 24:50-53 Luke 24:50-53 Play your favourite worship song in the background while you read this passage together. Join in with the song, dance, clap, jump, shout — worship God together.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 Bible 2020 Day 365 - Revelation 1:7-8 Revelation 1:7-8 Read the passage together. Jesus has always existed and always will. Chat about what he has seen in history that we haven’t. Which bit of history would you most like to have seen?
Thursday 31st December 2020 New Year's Eve
 Bible 2020 Day 366 - Matthew 6:9-13 Matthew 6:9-13 Ask someone to read out the passage and make up some actions to go with the words. What is your favourite bit of the prayer Jesus taught us? Which bit do you need to pray most today?