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

Sunday 30 September 2012 Rev Dr Brian Sheret Dedication Service of 30th Company The Boys’ Brigade

Welcome and Church Family News Call to worship Leader “If the Lord has not been with us, the waters would have overwhelmed us.” All But our help is in the name of the Lord. Who made heaven and earth (Psalm 124)


Praise: CH4 198: Let us build a house The Offering Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer Children’s address Praise: CH4 351: Jesus’ hands were kind hands Old Testament Reading: Psalm 107 v 23 – 32 (page 499) New Testament Reading: Acts Ch 27 v 7 – 40 (page 925) Praise: CH4 260: Eternal Father, strong to save Sermon Praise: CH4 251: I, the Lord of sea and sky Boys’ Brigade Dedication Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession Praise: CH4 737: Will your anchor hold in the storms of life? Benediction

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CHURCH FAMILY NEWS Sunday 30 September 2012 1. Anyone who requires pastoral care should contact the Session Clerks (321882) or the church office. 2. The Congregational Board will meet on Monday 8 October at 7.30 pm. Relevant papers will be available next Sunday. 3. Mission & Training Adult Education: don’t forget to return the Mission & Training flyer from the Magazine to the church office by Sunday 14 October if you are interested in taking part in any of the training topics. 4. Life & Work orders: please let Rosalyn Rennie know by the end of October if you wish to renew your order of Life & Work for 2013. There will be small increase in the price, £1.80 per copy to £2 per copy. However this will be discounted as St Mark’s normally pays a one lump sum for the year. 5. The Strollers will meet on Friday 5 October at 10.45 am outside the Blue Moon Restaurant at the top of Holburn Street. You are welcome to join them. 6. The Guild of Friendship begins its new session tomorrow afternoon at 2.15 pm in the hall when the guests will be Ian and Marjorie Lord. 7. The Guild’s first meeting of the session is tomorrow evening at 7.30 pm. Mrs A Grant’s topic is ‘A Faith to Proclaim’. 8. The Men’s Club holds a welcome back and games night tomorrow at 7.30 pm. 9. The Scottish Country Dancers meet on Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm.


10. OAK’S Shoe Box Appeal: please help OAK fill their Christmas Show Boxes. Donations 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. 11. 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). 12. 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. 13. The Sign Language Class will commence on Wednesday 10 October. This will be held in the Meeting Room from 6.30 pm. All are welcome. 14. 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 sheilmb.4d@btinternet.com. 15. 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. 16. 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.


Forthcoming Services

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 Rev Dr Brian Sheret

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


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.


Order of Service 30 September 2012