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

Sunday 9 September 2012 Moody & Sankey Sunday Led by Raymond Mack

Welcome and Church Family News Introduction of first Hymn Hymn: Blessed Assurance The Offering Dedication, Prayer of Approach and the Lord’s Prayer Hymn: Shall we gather at the river? Reading: Colossians Ch 3 v 12 – 17 (page 979) Address with Hymns Count your blessings Trust and Obey


Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession Hymn: To God be the Glory Benediction Three-fold Amen

CCL Licence No 409105

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

1. Anyone who requires pastoral care should contact the church office. 2. Circle of Care Communion and Afternoon Tea: Sunday 14 October. 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. 3. A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for those who have died in hospital and Roxburghe House will be held in Queen’s Cross Church this afternoon at 3 pm. All relatives, friends and staff are invited to attend the service, organised and conducted by the Hospital Chaplains. 4. OAK’S Shoe Box Appeal: please help OAK fill their Christmas Show Boxes. Knitted goods, toys, toiletries, stationery and sweets (not chocolate please) can be handed into the Café during the week or left in the vestibule on Sundays. The closing date for donations is Sunday 28 October.


5. OAK’s next Lunches: Tickets are now on sale from the Café for the next special lunch on Thursday 1 November (£7.50 for a 3course lunch), and the Christmas Cracker Lunches on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December (£13.50 per person). 6. Harvest Home Social: the City Centre Grouping is holding this celebration of Harvest on Saturday 29 September in St Mark’s Hall at 3 pm – 6 pm. There will be Fun and Games, Quizzes and Entertainment. Why not enter the ‘Harvest Hat’ or the ‘Harvest Basket’ competitions? Soup, crusty bread & cheese plus a sweet will be served. Tickets cost only £4 - £10 for a family, available this morning from Lynn Low. 7. Harvest Festival Service - Sunday 7 October. Please bring donations of non-perishable foods to this service, or bring them earlier in the week. All food donated will be given to the Aberdeen Cyrenians. 8. Scottish Bible Society - Aberdeen Action Group will be holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 13 October at 7 pm in Crown Terrace Methodist Church. Come and bring a team: £5 per person. A light supper will be served. 9. The Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre is looking for volunteers to help man the centre. Copies of the Volunteer Information Sheet are available in the vestibule and include contact details if you wish further information. 10. Archways is holding a Coffee Morning in St Mark’s on Saturday 15 September at 10 am. Please do come and support Archways. 11. The OAK Café and the Church office will be closed on Monday 24 September - the local holiday.


Forthcoming Services

Sunday 9 September

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 Tea/Coffee in the Hall after the Service

Sunday 14 October

11 am Morning Worship Ser vice 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 9 September 2012