Worship at Dunnottar led by Dr Ibi Daramola with organist Dr Albert Bil

On the Second Sunday in Advent worship at Carronside was led by our enthusiastic locum minister Dr Ibidun Daramola who warmly welcomed all to the service. Advent is a time of reflection and preparation for the coming of Jesus as a Child at Christmas. Alongside the spiritual reality of the Incarnation of Christ our Saviour in this Holy Season, on a human level we also  look forward to the celebration of the talents and achievements of the children in our church family which provides such reassurance of the grace and power of Almighty God working among  us. Today the number of children from "Kids at Carronside" had increased by 50 per cent and the congregation were delighted to see Ryan's beautiful model of a sheep which he had produced over the week and which provided a focus of Ibi's talk with the children. So as God's people in this place we look forward to meeting together in the weeks ahead when our worship will be enhanced by the talents of the young as they present the Christmas story to us in their portrayal of Christ's Nativity.

 

In conversation with the children Ibi spoke of how lambs were such gentle animals but sadly there are animals like wolves who create danger for them. However, Ibi reassured us all that the message of the prophets of old was that the Kingdom of God would bring perfect peace, the whole of God's creation giving praise to our God and Saviour. 

 

The scripture readings from the prophet Isaiah and the Epistle to the Romans were read by Mrs Roberta Duncan and spoke to us of the prophet's vision of God's chosen Messiah being from the Royal House of David; and the words of St Paul referring to our Saviour as the one foretold - the one in whom the Gentiles hope. In her sermon entitled "The Growing Hope" Ibi emphasized the importance of these words of scripture that Christ is indeed the Hope for the World. As His disciples we need  to be moulded by Him, living lives sacrificed to His Will, showing forth His likeness and His love to each other, to the Community and to the World. 

 

Worship was concluded with the congregation singing "O Little Town of Bethlehem".

 

Next Sunday 15th December 1030 Morning Worship at South - The Christmas Story.

 


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