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OHSS Sunday Service 31 December 2023

Preacher : Rev James Bissett

Music : Louis Jones

Reader : Donald MacLellan

Welcome and Intimations


Call to Worship

Hymn 282 : Christmas is coming

Hymn 303 : It Came Upon the Midnight Clear


Introductory thought

Hymn 313 : See in Yonder Manger Low

Reading                                Isaiah 61:10-62:3

Luke 2:22-40

Hymn 105 (Psalm 148) : Glory to God Above


Hymn 332 : When Mary Brought Her Treasure


Hymn 320 : Joy to the World


OHSS Watchnight Service – 24 December 2023 at 11.30pm

Preacher : Rev James Bissett

Music : Ron Stevenson


Call to worship

Hymn 304:      O Little Town of Bethlehem 


Reading:          Luke 2 : 1-20

Hymn 296:      While shepherds watched their flocks 


Hymn 309:      Still the night 


Hymn 306:      O come all ye faithful 


OHSS Sunday Service – 24 December 2023 at 1030am -Nine Lessons and Carols

Preacher : Rev James Bissett

Music : Pam McCulloch

Hymn 315 : Once in Royal David’s City 


Reading : Genesis 3: 8–15; 17–19 

Hymn 296 : While Humble Shepherds Watched Their Flocks  

Reading : Genesis 22: 15–18 

Hymn 303 It came Upon a Midnight clear 

Reading : Isaiah 9: 2; 6–7 

Hymn 305 : In The Bleak Midwinter 

Reading : Isaiah 11: 1–3a; 4a; 6–9 

Hymn 304 : O Little Town of Bethlehem 

Reading : Luke 1: 26–35; 38 

Hymn 286 : Tell Out My Soul 

Reading : Luke 2: 1; 3–7 

Hymn 309 : Silent Night  


Hymn 301 : Hark The Herald Angels Sing 

Reading : Luke 2: 8–16 

Hymn : 312 Away in a Manger 

Reading : Matthew 2: 1–12 


Reading John 1: 1–14 

Hymn 306 : O Come All Ye Faithful 


Advent Calendar 24 December 2023

Merry Christmas from all at Christian Aid

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas

Dear Old High St Stephen’s Church

We are so grateful for your support this Christmas and throughout 2023. We’re humbled by the unwavering solidarity our supporters show our global neighbours and the multitude of ways in which you do this with your gifts, actions and prayers.
As we prepare for Christmas, we continue to pray for all those people who are enduring immense suffering and the loss of loved ones in the Holy Land.  Thanks to your compassion and gifts to our Middle East Appeal, our established partners in Gaza are responding; for example, our partner PARC is working with local farmers to get fresh vegetables to displaced families many of whom are going days without food and have also provided mobile toilet and washing facilities. We joined with church leaders and Christian organisations from across Britain united in an urgent call for a permanent ceasefire to enable more lifesaving assistance to reach those who need it.

As we reflect over the year, I am pleased to share a review of our work last financial year, which was only made possible by your generous support. Your contributions have played a vital role in our humanitarian responses in some of the most vulnerable places in the world, from Syria to Ukraine and Afghanistan.     This year has brought both challenges and triumphs, and your faithful support for Christian Aid remains a lasting beacon of hope.

Thank you again and from all of us here at Christian Aid we wish you a peaceful Chistmas.

Nick Georgiadis
Director of Fundraising & Supporter EngagementChristian Aid

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