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ST MARK’S CHURCH, ABERDEEN Member of Aberdeen City Grouping

Sunday 27 May 2012 Led by Ian and Marjorie Lord and David and Jean Yacamini

“Thoughts from the General Assembly”


Welcome and Church Family News Call to worship Leader: God says: I will pour out my Spirit on all people. ALL: THE SPIRIT HAS COME, ALLELUIA! Leader: Christ says: I will ask the Father and he will give you another Counsellor to be with you forever. ALL: THE SPIRIT HAS COME, ALLELUIA! Leader: Come, Holy Spirit, gentle as a dove, burning with fire, powerful as the wind. ALL: COME, HOLY SPIRIT, COME. Praise: CH4 615: Holy Spirit, ever living The Offering Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Talk for the Young at Heart Praise: MP 664: The Spirit lives to set us free The Spirit lives to set us free, walk, walk in the light; He binds us all in unity, Walk, walk in the light. Walk in the light, walk in the light, walk in the light, walk in the light of the Lord. Jesus promised life to all, walk, walk in the light; the dead were awakened by His call, walk, walk in the light.


He died in pain on Calvary, walk, walk in the light; to save the lost like you and me, walk, walk in the light. We know His death was not the end, walk, walk in the light; He gave His Spirit to be our friend, walk, walk in the light. By Jesus’ love our wounds are healed, walk, walk in the light; the Father’s kindness is revealed, walk, walk in the light. The Spirit lives in you and me, walk, walk in the light; His light will shine for all to see, walk, walk in the light. Reading: Acts Ch 2 v 1 – 21 (page 897) Praise: MP 611: Spirit of holiness Spirit of holiness, wisdom and faithfulness, Wind of the Lord, blowing strongly and free: strength of our serving and joy of our worshipping – Spirit of God, Bring Your fullness to me! You come to interpret and teach us effectively all that the Saviour has spoken and done; to glorify Jesus is all Your activity Promise and Gift of the Father and Son…..


You came with Your gifts to supply all our poverty, pouring Your love on the church in her need; You came with Your fruit for our growth to maturity, richly refreshing the souls that You feed‌.. Thoughts from the General Assembly Praise: CH4 599: Holy Spirit, hear us Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession Praise: CH4 584: Like fireworks in the night Benediction CCL Licence No 409105

Forthcoming Services Sunday 3 June

11 am Morning Worship Led by the Guild Soup and Sandwich lunch in aid of Christian Aid after the service

Sunday 10 June

11 am Service of Holy Communion Rev Andrew Christie 2 pm Communion and Afternoon Tea for Circle of Care Rev Andrew Christie 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Sunday 17 June

11 am Morning Worship

Sunday 24 June

11 am Morning Worship


ST MARK’S CHURCH, ABERDEEN - Sunday 27 May 2012 CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

1. Anyone who requires pastoral care should contact Ian and Marjorie Lord, Helen McKenzie or the church office. 2. A Soup and Sandwich Lunch in aid of Christian Aid will be served after the service next Sunday, 3 June. Please make every effort to support it. 3. The Magazine is now available for distribution. 4. Elders involved in the Stewardship Campaign telephone calls should collect an important letter from the Deacons’ Room this morning and complete and return the form as soon as possible. 5. The Congregational Board will meet on Monday 11 June at 7.00 pm. The Kirk Session will meet after the Board meeting. Relevant papers will be available in the Deacons’ Room from Sunday 3 June for office bearers to collect. 6. The Guild of Friendship will meet on Monday 28 May at 2 pm. 7. OAK Special Lunch: tickets are still available from the Café for the special lunch on Thursday 7 June - £7.50 for a 3 course meal plus tea or coffee. 8. The Summer Coffee Shops begin on Saturday 2 June. Do come along and support them. 9. The June 2012 Grouping Prayer Diary is available from today in the vestibule. 10. The Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping Prayer Circle will meet in Queen Street Chapel on Wednesday 30 May at 2.30 pm. All very welcome. 11. Pilgrimage to Israel in November 2013: anyone who is interested in finding out more about the pilgrimage to Israel next year is asked to come to St Mark’s Session Room on Sunday 3 June at 2.30 pm.


12. An Inter-faith Thanksgiving Service to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be held in the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting on Sunday 10 June at 3 pm. 13. The OAK Café and the Church office will be closed on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 June for the Jubilee holiday.

Links with Mpachika Church in Malawi

I have been asked if I will be the “official communicator” with a designated person at our twinned church Mpachika in Malawi. It sounds serious but I am hoping it will be just a friendly and informal monthly report (at the start of each month) telling them what we, at St Mark’s, have been up to and any events and activities we have been holding. We would be expecting a similar report from the designated person at Mpachika about what they are up to also. We hope that this will keep us more informed about our twinned congregation in Malawi and make us closer to our friends there. If anyone has anything specific that they think I should tell them about then please get in touch with me - I will be checking the pew leaflet regularly but may miss things so your help is appreciated as it is a means for us all to communicate. Thanks! Rosalyn Rennie


Order of Service for 27 May 2012