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

Sunday 2 September 2012 Welcome and Church Family News Call to worship based on MP 295 Leader All Leader All Leader All

We serve a risen Saviour He’s in our world today We know that he is living He lives! He lives! How do you know he lives? He lives in all our hearts. Amen

Praise: MP 295: I serve a risen Saviour. I serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today; I know that He is living, Whatever men may say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, And just the time I need Him He's always near. He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and He talks with me Along life's narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!

You ask me how I know He lives: He lives within my heart. In all the world around me I see His loving care, And though my heart grows weary I never will despair; I know that He is leading Through all the stormy blast, The day of His appearing Will come at last. He lives, He lives. . . Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, Lift up your voice and sing Eternal hallelujahs To Jesus Christ the King! The hope of all who seek Him, The help of all who find, None other is so loving, So good and kind. He lives, He lives. . .

The Offering Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer Talk with children Praise: CH3 448: Just as I am, Thine own to be. Just as I am, Thine own to be, Friend of the young, who lovest me, To consecrate myself to Thee, O Jesus Christ, I come. In the glad morning of my day, My life to give, my vows to pay,

With no reserve and no delay, With all my heart I come. I would live ever in the light, I would work ever for the right; I would serve Thee with all my might; Therefore, to Thee I come. Just as I am, young, strong, and free, To be the best that I can be For truth, and righteousness, and Thee, Lord of my life, I come.

Reading: First Kings 19: 7 - 14 (296) Praise: CH4 485: Dear Lord and father of mankind Praise: CH4 14: The Lord’s my Shepherd. Reading: Isaiah 43: 1 - 4 (593) Praise: CH4 191: Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you. Reading: Exodus 3: 1 - 6 (45) Praise: CH4 189: Be still. Praise: MP 52: God Sent His Son. God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus He came to love, heal and forgive He lived and died, to buy my pardon An empty grave is there to prove my Saviour lives Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living just because He lives

How sweet to hold a new-born baby And feel the pride and joy he brings But greater still the calm assurance This child can face uncertain days because He lives Because He lives. . . And then one day, I’ll cross the river I’ll fight life’s final war with pain And then as death gives way to victory I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives Because He lives. . .

Prayer of Intercession Praise: Songs for Young People (1897): Count your blessings When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God hath done! Count your blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly, And you will keep singing as the days go by. Count your blessings. . . When you look at others with their lands and gold, Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold; Count your many blessings - money cannot buy Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. Count your blessings. . .

So, amid the conflict whether great or small, Do not be discouraged, God is over all; Count your many blessings, angels will attend, Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end. Count your blessings. . .

The Grace: (Together) May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and for evermore. Sung Amen

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Anyone who requires pastoral care should contact the church office.


The Congregational Board will meet tomorrow evening at 7.30 pm. This will be followed by a short Session meeting. Relevant papers are available in the Deacon’s Room this morning.


Circle of Care Communion and Afternoon Tea: Sunday 14 October. Invitations to the Communion and Afternoon Tea are now available from Margaret Donald for District Elders to collect. Volunteer Drivers are required to help transport Circle of care members to and from the church that afternoon. Please add your name to the list in the vestibule if you can help.


The final Coffee Shop for this summer will take place on Saturday 8 September. Do come along and support it.


The Strollers’ outing on Saturday 8 September has been cancelled.


The Magazine: today is the deadline for the Autumn Messenger.


OAK Special Lunch: tickets are still available from the OAK Café for the special lunch, in aid of the Scottish Bible Society, on Thursday 6 September - £7.50 for a 3-course lunch with tea or coffee.


The Scottish Country Dancers begin their new session on Wednesday 5 September in the Hall at 7.30 pm.


The Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping Prayer Group will meet in St Mark’s Church on Wednesday 5 September at 2.30 pm. Your presence would be greatly appreciated.


A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for those who have died in hospital and Roxburghe House will be held in Queen’s Cross Church on Sunday 9 September and 3 pm. All relatives, friends and staff are invited to attend the service, organised and conducted by the Hospital Chaplains.

Forthcoming Services

Sunday 9 September

11 am Moody & Sankey Led by Raymond Mack 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Sunday 16 September 11 am Morning Worship includes a Family Blessing Rev Michael Phillippo Sunday 23 September 11 am Morning Worship Your Favourite Hymns (2) Led by Alex McConochie Sunday 30 September 11 am Morning Worship Boys Brigade Dedication Rev Michael Phillippo Sunday 7 October

11 am Morning Worship Harvest Thanksgiving Rev Mark Rodgers

Sunday 14 October

11 am Morning Worship Service of Holy Communion Rev Michael Phillippo 2.00 pm Circle of Care Communion and Afternoon Tea Rev Michael Phillippo 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Order of Service 2 September 2012  
Order of Service 2 September 2012  

Order of Service for the Favourite Hymns Service on 2 September 2012, led by Alex McConochie