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ST MARK’S CHURCH, ABERDEEN Member of Aberdeen City Grouping

Sunday 1 April 2012 Palm Sunday Theme: Happy Day

‘Our Master needs it and will send it back without delay’ (Mark 11: 3)


Welcome and Church Family News Call to Worship (Based on Mark 11 & Matthew 21) Leader: All: Leader: All: Leader: All:

Why are you doing that? Our Master needs it. What are you doing? Our Master needs it. Who is your Master? The Prophet Jesus from Nazareth.

Praise:

JP 178 Oh happy day

The Offering is collected Dedication Hymn:

CH4 207 Grant now your blessing

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer: Praise:

CH4 528 Make me a channel of your peace

Reading:

Psalm 118: 1 - 7

Praise:

CH4 367 Hosanna loud hosanna

Reading:

Mark 11: 1 - 10

Sermon:

Happy Day

Praise:

CH4 370 Ride on, ride on, the time is right

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Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession Praise:

CH4 404 I danced in the morning

Benediction: CCL Licence No 409105 2


CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

1. Lent Studies “Ram to Lamb”: this series of five weekly Lenten studies continues in St Mark’s on Friday 31 March at 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm. The studies continue every Friday afternoon up to Good Friday. The studies are open to people from all three parish grouping churches - everyone welcome.

2. OAK’s Special Lunch: Thursday 12 April, 11,30 am – 1.00 pm. Tickets are now on sale for this special lunch - 3 courses for £7.50. All proceeds will go to Mental Health Aberdeen/FRIENDS.

3. The Strollers will meet on Tuesday 3 April at 10 am outside Lloyds TSB on Holburn Junction. You are welcome to join them.

4. The Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping Prayer Circle will meet in the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting on Wednesday 4 April at 2.30 pm. Please come along and be part of this informal gathering of people from all three grouping churches. Copies of the April Prayer Diary are available in the vestibule.

5. Volunteers are urgently required to help organise and run the Grouping Olympic Holiday Club for local primary school children which will be held in St Mark’s Church from 2 – 6 July, 2 pm – 4 pm. Please contact Rev Diane Hobson, Kate Fraser or Ian McIver if you can help.

6. Heart and Soul in Edinburgh - Sunday 20 May: this event will take place in Princes Street Gardens during the week of the General Assembly. Members of South Holburn Church are trying to arrange a coach to go to Edinburgh for this. Would you like to go? Please contact Ian or Marjorie Lord if you would like to be put on the list.

7. Advanced Notice: there will be a Pilgrimage to Israel in November 2013. More information to follow.

8. The Way of the Cross - Good Friday, 6 April: the Ecumenical urban pilgrimage will commence at 11.45 am at St Andrew’s Scottish Episcopal 3


Cathedral on King Street. Please see the notice in the vestibule for full details of this special journey.

9. The Grouping’s Easter Good News Magazine is now ready for distribution throughout the parish of St Mark’s. Please contact Ian Lord, the distribution co-ordinator, if you are available to deliver to a couple of streets this coming week.

10. Aberdeen Students Show - in St Mark’s on Friday 13 April at 2 pm. All are welcome to come and join us for this special afternoon.

11. The Church Office and the OAK Café will be closed on Good Friday, 6 April, and on Easter Monday, 9 April. They will both also be closed on Monday 16 April for the Aberdeen holiday.

EASTER COMPETITIONS! Easter Egg decorating and An Easter picture made of anything Adults and children - everyone - put your thinking caps on! Enter one or both competitions. There will be lots of prizes!

THANK YOU The children in the Sunday School warmly thank the congregation for the donation you gave to them for Sports Relief recently. £120 was raised. Over the last ten weeks Maureen Hammond, a pianist from Forres, has been with her son James in the Children’s Hospital while he has been undergoing tests. She has been coming into the Session Room three mornings a week to practice piano and clarsach. She has been so grateful for the kindness, friendship and care that she has received. It is something she will remember with warmth and gratitude. 4


Forthcoming Services

Sunday 8 April

Easter Sunday 9 am Easter Celebration - Well of Spa Piazza 9.30 am Easter Breakfast in the Hall 11 am Morning Worship Family Fun Service, Easter competitions followed by a short celebration of Holy Communion Rev Diane Hobson 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Sunday 15 April

11 am Morning Worship Stewardship Season Rev Diane Hobson

Sunday 22 April

11 am Morning Worship Stewardship Season Rev Diane Hobson

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