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ABERDEEN ST MARK’S CHURCH OF SCOTLAND Member of the Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping

Sunday 5 August 2012 Led by Ian McIver

Welcome and Church Family News Call to Worship Praise: CH4 506: All I once held dear The Offering Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Praise: I’d rather have Jesus 1. I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold; I’d rather be His than have riches untold; I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands; I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand. Than to be the king of a vast domain And be held in sin’s dread sway; I’d rather have Jesus than anything This world affords today.

2. I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause; I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause; I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame; I’d rather be true to His holy name. Than to be the king…….. 3. He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom; He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb; He’s all that my hungering spirit needs; I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead. Than to be the king…….. Reading: Ecclesiastes Ch 5 v 10 – 17 (page 547) Praise: CH4 502: Take my life Reading: Matthew Ch 6 v 19 – 34 (page 793) Praise: CH4 392: When I survey the wondrous cross Address Prayer of Intercession Praise: CH4 641: Seek ye first the kingdom of God Benediction

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Please join us for tea and coffee in the Hall after the service.

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS 1. Anyone who requires pastoral care should contact Ian and Marjorie Lord or the church office. 2. The September meetings of the Congregational Board and the Kirk Session will be held on Monday 3 September from 7 pm. Please note this change of date. 3. The Strollers will meet on Tuesday 7 August at 10 am outside Lloyds TSB at Holburn Junction. You are welcome to join them. 4. The Summer Coffee Shop is open again on Saturday 11 August. Do come along and support it. 5. OAK Special Lunch: tickets are now on sale from the OAK CafĂŠ for the special lunch, in aid of the Scottish Bible Society, on Thursday 6 September - ÂŁ7.50 for a 3-course lunch with tea or coffee. 6. Scottish Bible Society - Aberdeen Action Group: there is to be a Sponsored Walk on Saturday 18 August at 2 pm from Bieldside to Milltimber. Please meet at the Bieldside Inn. Bicycles are welcome. Sponsor forms are available from Helen McKenzie. 7. August 2012 Grouping Prayer Diary: copies of the new diary are now available in the vestibule. If you cannot find one there please contact Ian McIver on 07890 932677 or email him at to get a copy. 8. The Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping Prayer Group will meet in the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting on Wednesday 8 August at 2.30pm. All very welcome.

Forthcoming Services

Sunday 12 August

11 am Morning Worship “Walking with God� Led by Helen and the two Normas 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service. Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Sunday 19 August

11 am Morning Worship Rev Mark Rodgers

Sunday 26 August

11 am Morning Worship Rev Stephen Taylor

Order of Service for 5 August 2012  

Order of Service for Sunday 5 August 2012 led by Ian McIver

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