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

Sunday 23 September 2012 More of your Favourite Hymns Alex McConochie Welcome and Church Family News Call to worship based on CH3 132 Leader All Leader All Leader All

There is an old, old story Tell us the story simply We’ll tell the story simply Tell us the story often We’ll tell the story often Tell us the story of Jesus and his love. Amen

Praise: CH3 132: Tell me the old, old story Tell me the old, old story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love. Tell me the story simply, as to a little child, For I am weak and weary, and helpless and defiled. Tell me the old, old story, tell me the old, old story, Tell me the old, old story, of Jesus and His love.

Tell me the story slowly, that I may take it in, That wonderful redemption, God’s remedy for sin. Tell me the story often, for I forget so soon; The early dew of morning has passed away at noon. Tell me the story softly, with earnest tones and grave; Remember I’m the sinner whom Jesus came to save. Tell me the story always, if you would really be, In any time of trouble, a comforter to me. Tell me the same old story when you have cause to fear That this world’s empty glory is costing me too dear. Yes, and when that world’s glory is dawning on my soul, Tell me the old, old story: “Christ Jesus makes thee whole.” The Offering Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer Praise: MP 619: Such Love Such love, pure as the whitest snow Such love, weeps for the shame I know Such love, paying the debt I owe O Jesus, such love Such love, stilling my restlessness Such love, filling my emptiness Such love, showing me holiness O Jesus, such love Such love, springs from eternity Such love, streaming through history Such love, fountain of life to me O Jesus, such love

Reading: Psalm 103: 1 - 11 (Page 495) Praise: CH4 160: Praise my soul the King of Heaven Praise: CH4 688: By cool Siloam’s shady rill Reading: Mathew 11: 25 - 30 (Page 799) Praise: CH4 548: Approach my soul the mercy seat. Praise: MP 456: Make me a channel of Your peace Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred let me bring your love. Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord And where there's doubt, true faith in you. Oh, Master grant that I may never seek So much to be consoled as to console To be understood as to understand To be loved as to love with all my soul. Make me a channel of your peace Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope Where there is darkness, only light And where there's sadness, ever joy. Make me a channel of your peace It is in pardoning that we are pardoned In giving to all men that we receive And in dying that we're born to eternal life. Praise: CH4 154: O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Praise: CH4 153: Great is thy faithfulness 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 CCL Licence No 409105

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS Sunday 23 September 2012

1. Anyone who requires pastoral care should contact the Session Clerks (321882) or 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. Mission & Training Adult Education: don’t forget to return the Mission & Training flyer from the Magazine to the church office by 14 October if you are interested in taking part in any of the training topics.

4. The Strollers were due to meet on Saturday 29 September but this walk has been cancelled. Instead they will meet on Friday 5 October at 10.45 am outside Past Times on Union Street. You are welcome to join them.

5. 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.

6. 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).

7. Harvest Home Social: the City Centre Grouping is holding this celebration of Harvest on Saturday 29 September in St Mark’s Hall on Saturday 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.

8. 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.

9. A Safeguarding Introductory Course has been arranged for Saturday 27 October in Ruthrieston West Church Hall, Broomhill Road, at 10 am – 1 pm (Registration from 9.40 am). Please register for the course directly with Sheila Belford on 315309 or

10. The Crossreach Christmas Gift Catalogues and Calendar are now in the Vestibule. All orders should be given to Carol Main by Sunday 14 October at the latest.

11. A new grouping project, Happy Mondays, will be held from 9.00 – 11.00 each Monday during school terms in Queen Street Church. We will be offering hospitality and chat to parents, grandparents, carers, etc dropping children off at schools and nurseries in our three parishes. An information meeting for anyone interested in helping out on a rota basis will be held in the Kirk Lounge at Queen Street Church at 10 am on Monday 1 October. For further information contact Margaret Durie on 566260, 0789 657 1048 or

12. 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.

13. The OAK Café and the Church office will be closed for the local holiday tomorrow.

Starting on Sunday 6 January 2013 the way in which the offering is collected is to change. Your offering will no longer be collected during worship by passing collecting bags along the pews. Instead your offering will be given/collected when you enter the vestibule and before you enter the Sanctuary. This will apply to FWO envelopes and to ‘open plate’ donations. Duty Elders will remind worshippers in the first few weeks of the change so as to avoid any problems. The offering will be brought into the Sanctuary by the Duty Elders for dedication in the usual way. Any member who wishes to change from FWO/Open Plate to giving by Standing Order will find application forms available in the vestibule or from the Treasurer.

Forthcoming Services

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 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

Sunday 21 October 11 am

Morning Worship

Sunday 28 October 11 am

Morning Worship Rev Mark Rodgers

Sunday 4 November 11 am

Morning Worship Joint Grouping Service in St Mark’s. Tea/Coffee in the Hall after the Service

Sunday 11 November 10.50 am Service of Remembrance 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Order of Service 23.09.2012  

Order of Service for Favourite Hymns (2), led by Alex McConochie on 23 September 2012

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