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St Mark’s Messenger Easter 2012

A Congregation of the Aberdeen City Centre Grouping The Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting Queen Street Church St Mark's Church Aberdeen St Mark's Church of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity No SC015451


Index to the Easter 2012 Issue Note from the Manse

3

Worship Calendar

14

From the Manse Family

4

The Sunday School

16

Church of Scotland (S&F)

4

Kid’s Korner

18

Malawi Twinning

5

Scottish Country Dancing

19

Circle of Care

6

CrossReach

19

The Strollers

6

OAK Report

20

Quiz

7

Readers’ Rota

21

Guild of Friendship

7

COSIC Insurance

22

Stewardship Campaign

8

Flower List

23

Drama Group

9

Gift Aid Form

24

Ramblers & Men’s Club

10

Standing Order Form

25

A Note from the Treasurer

11

SO Review Form

26

Olympic Holiday Club

12

COSIC Application

24

Guild, Projects, Coffee Shops

13

St Mark’s Contact List

28

Winter 2011 Messenger Compeons It’s me you adults took some hints from the children when it comes to compeons. Regreably no-one entered the ‘Private Pike’s scarf’ compeon so no prize will be awarded. Ian Lavender (Private Pike) chose the claret and blue scarf from a range available in the BBC wardrobe department when he first appeared in Dad’s Army as he was a life-long fan of Aston Villa (known as “The Claret & Blue”) and it was the team’s colours. 2


A Note from the Manse As I write this note at home in the manse I am ge1ng ready to leave for Malawi, on Presbytery business, as chair of the local Twinning Commiee. At the moment I am not sure what adventures lie ahead, it has been quite an adventure and a lot of me ge1ng this far! During Lent and Easter we celebrate and remember that through Jesus, God raises our awareness of our selfishness and the harm it does. Then God saves us through Jesus on the Cross and the Resurrecon! It is incredible that we can trust in this truth! It is even more amazing when we consider Jesus knew what would happen! Easter has many depths to be guided through by God. It is sad God had to do this. It is wonderful that God loves us with such intense love, isn’t it? Whatever we are doing this Lent and Easter my prayers are that Christ’s acons move all our hearts and focus us on the wonder of God. Enjoy this magazine and no doubt, like me, you would like to thank Lynn, Alex and their team for all their contribuons and me. So all that has to be said is “Happy Easter”. In Christ

Diane And on the third day he rose again (The Apostles’ Creed)

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From the Manse Family Diane, David and the family are delighted to say thank you for everyone’s kindness to Isaac, Rebecca and Richard and ourselves. We are sll enjoying the many gi@s and best wishes. Isaac is doing well and growing! Thank you again

Diane From the Church of Scotland Stewardship and Finance Department The Session Clerks have recently received two leers from ‘121’ the content of which has been asked be drawn to the aenon of every member of St Mark’s. For 2012 the St Mark’s Ministries and Mission Contribuon, which is used to enable the sharing of the Gospel through the worship, mission and service of the Church is £62,298. This amount is contributed by members, through FWO, Gi@ Aid, donaons etc. The proporon which goes to Ministries is 86% (£53,576) with 14% (£8,722) going to Mission. The cost of a Parish Minister on the top of the spend scale (including spend, employer’s naonal insurance and pension contribuons) is £39,895. St Mark’s therefore contributes significantly more than this, so we not only fully support our own minister but also support other congregaons who are in need. The contribuon to Mission supports resourcing congregaons in outreach, Chrisan educaon and in caring for the most vulnerable in society at home, and in partnership with other churches, abroad. 4


Malawi Twinning St Mark's and Mpachika in the district of Blantyre, Malawi sll have an acve partnership. Our good friends in Mpachika are sll working towards finishing the Margaret Donald kitchen. Building work in Malawi seems to be even slower than in Aberdeen but hopefully the project will be completed soon. Photographs of the kitchen are on display in our church hall. We connue to develop an understanding of each other through informaon about culture and present circumstances. The unrest in Malawi seems to have seled down and life is beginning to return to normal. Both congregaons are keen to further develop regular correspondence which is necessary to highlight the progress of any projects and the on-going life of each congregaon. Good communicaon is vital and we are hoping to designate people in each church who will keep in regular contact to pass on general informaon. We wish our minister, Diane, in her capacity as Chair of Aberdeen Presbytery Malawi Commiee, a safe and fulfilling visit to Mpachika. We look forward to receiving her report on her return. David Yacamini Malawi Commiee Chair

PITHY SAYINGS Some people have difficulty in counng calories, and they have figures to prove it. 5


Circle of Care We are again grateful to the OAK Café volunteers who are providing the A@ernoon Tea following the Sacrament of Communion on Sunday 1st April for Circle of Care members and the elderly of Crown terrace Methodist Church. We also thank the minister, drivers, pianist and elders for their help in providing what is sure to be a happy and upli@ing occasion. We wish you all the Blessings of Easter

The Strollers It is surprising that in walks around familiar areas in the City and suburbs we somemes come across something of which we have previously been unaware, eg the statue of a reclining student outside the ‘New Kings’ building in Old Aberdeen. This certainly adds to the enjoyment and interest of our oungs. If you would like to share in such an experience please join us on any of the following dates:Strolling Days

March

Tuesdays 10.00am Saturdays 2.00pm

April

13 3

3 24

May

24 14

15 5

5 26

Margaret Donald PITHY SAYINGS A wife is a great consolaon to a man in all the troubles a bachelor never has. 6

June 26 16


? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Quiz ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? The answers to the following are all fruits and owers menoned in the Bible. (Although one is a bit tongue in cheek* (Editor)) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

The . . . . of Sharon The . . . . . of his eye The Mount of . . . . . . Think of the . . . . . . they neither spin or weave They saw the . . . tree had withered Every branch that does bear fruit he . . . . . . * David gave the people a cake of . . . . . . . He made . . . . . . . . . . . . In two rows

Answers are on Page 23

Guild of Friendship At the me of wring this, we are half-way through our second session which has been very varied and well aended by the ladies. We have a lot to look forward to before we have our closing day (an A@ernoon of Fun!) on 26th March. As usual, we shall again all meet up at the beginning of June for our High Tea - venue sll to be arranged. Pat Skene

PITHY SAYINGS Tread o@en the path to thy friend's house lest weeds grow to obscure thy way. 7


Stewardship is at the very heart of church life and this is certainly true in St Mark's. As members of a city centre church we should give thanks to God for the many gi@s that He gives us in life, and work relessly to support our church in every way that we can. Currently, there is a Naonal Programme being undertaken which features a three year cycle with Finance being the main thrust in year one. Time and Talents would follow in subsequent years. Whilst money is always required to keep the fabric and the running of the church in good order, the Stewardship Commiee at St Mark's took the decision to begin our Stewardship campaign by concentrang on pastoral maers. However, a@er further discussion, it was agreed that we were under instrucon to parcipate in the Naonal Programme and that we would start with Talents, alongside pastoral maers. We would then turn to Money in 2013. This would leave Time unl 2014. A message from David K Arno, the Moderator of the General Assembly, is enclosed with this magazine. In his message he says our giving should be generous and we give to share all that we have received from God. Enjoy reading his message! The congregaon was informed at Christmas me 2011, that in 2012, elders would begin telephoning all members to ask how they are doing and if St Mark's could help in any way. There would be a follow up telephone call later in the year. This would become a twice yearly occurrence. It was hoped that this novel approach would make all members feel valued and help forge more personal links between the church and home. Please remember that St. Mark's is your church and you should do everything in your power to support it spiritually and ďŹ nancially at all mes. David Yacamini Stewardship Convenor 8


The Drama Group Both secons of the Drama Group will be in acon shortly. The seniors will perform their Spring Plays with a Farmhouse Tea on Friday and Saturday 4 & 5 May at 7.30pm nightly. This year we revive our very first Garry Watson play, “The Church Meeng”, a hilarious look at how church meengs shouldn’t be run and a brand new play wrien for the Players by Lynn Thomson. “Summer Break” tells the tale of what happens when the Guild break for Summer and try a new venture, or should that be adventure? On Friday and Saturday 15 & 16 June the junior members of Stage Door will take over with a new show, sll in the course of preparaon. With help from the ‘oldies’ they too will provide a sumptuous culinary interval with something to suit everybody. Tickets will be on sale in the near future so look out for Posters and Pew Leaflets which will provide all the necessary informaon.

The Church Meeng by Garry Watson Summer Break by Lynn Thomson 9


The St Mark’s Rambling Group Three walks have already been undertaken so far this year. These have been a walk alongside the River Dee and a stroll around the Duthie Park on 24th January. A walk from Bridge of Don to Brig o’ Balgownie, Seaton Park and up the Spial and finally ending in Union Terrace Gardens on 30th January. On Wednesday 15th Febuary an interesng Ramble around the Feernear Estate in Kemnay and a look at the ruined Bishop’s Palace. The weather stayed dry but cold. Future walks include: Tuesday 10th April

Clachnaben - a hill walk.

Wednesday 18th April Royal cairns at Balmoral, ramble with some rough ground. Monday 30th April

A ramble around the Glen Tanar Estate.

Wednesday 16th May Stonehaven, Dunnotar Castle and woods. Other walks may be arranged for Saturdays contact Ian for details. Or if you would like more informaon about walking to keep fit please contact Ian Lord, 01224 321882, mobile 07929 720846 or ian@the-lords.freeserve.co.uk.

By the me this item is in magazine the Men’s club will have had their final meeng for the winter session. The commiee would like to thank all who have aended the various meengs and the Ladies of the Guild for their hospitality at some of the joint evenings. Have a lovely break over the summer and look out for our restart dates in October. 10


A Note from the Treasurer My arcle in the previous magazine drew the year to a close on a happy note and my New Year Resoluon is to keep a posive view on our church finances, which is not an easy thing to do, but I am determined to try. I am wring this before our 2011 Accounts have been finalised and the AGM might therefore have seen some slightly different figures. Our total income last year was £103,800 and our expenditure £101,311 which le@ us with a surplus of £2,489. This is a good result, especially when at the start of the year our budget envisaged a substanal deficit. Some of our income however was “one off” donaons etc and cannot be guaranteed to be repeated this year. On the expenditure side some of the savings we made against budget will also not be repeated and the Finance Commiee has already noted parcular increases in expenditure for 2012 which cannot be avoided. Taking a posive look at our Chrisan Liberality is difficult, but at least there is some room for improvement. Eighty per cent of our income comes from members, through FWO, Gi@ Aid, Open Plate, other donaons and Gi@ Aid Tax re-claim. Another 10% also comes from members through our organisaons and coffee mornings etc. So the message is clear, St Mark’s needs the support of all of its members. If you haven’t reviewed the amount of your giving for some me, why not do it this year. If you pay income tax but haven’t yet signed a Gi@ Aid Form, do it this year, if you can’t be in church every Sunday why not give by Standing Order, starng this year? If you’ve not been to many of our Coffee Shops, Drama producons etc, why not come more o@en this year? Gi@ Aid and Standing Order Forms are on Pages 24-26. 11


Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping

Olympic Holiday Club

from Ian McIver Community Outreach and Development Worker

London isn’t the only city that’ll be experiencing Olympic fever this summer. For the Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping is staging its own Olympic Holiday Club in St Mark’s Church from 2nd- 6th July, 2-4pm daily. The club will be open to primary 3-7 pupils from the three Grouping parishes. A list of volunteer helpers needs to be drawn up as soon as possible so that PVG (Protecng Vulnerable Groups) disclosures can be obtained in good me. If you would like to get involved during the week, or even have input into the planning stages, please contact community outreach worker Ian McIver on 07890 932677 or email ianmci@hotmail.co.uk. Also in the summer, the Parish Grouping is again taking part in the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade by third (or voluntary) sector groups and charies on Saturday, 9th June. Starng at around 11.00am at Harlaw Academy and ending in the Castlegate, we want as many Grouping people as possible to take part in the parade, walking behind our Big Issue banner. Last year’s inaugural event aracted more than 3,000 parcipants, with 126 charies and community groups, 92 sponsor organisaons and more than 300 street entertainers. This year the organisers are hoping to create a Celebrate Aberdeen Day, with the parade at its centre. Ideas include parade finale entertainment in the Castlegate and family fun/bring a picnic to a picnic in Union Terrace Gardens and a third sector market in Belmont Street post- parade. 12


The St Mark’s Guild Here we are at the end of another session. We hope that members have enjoyed the varied programme. The weather was very kind to us this year and no meengs had to be cancelled. The commiee hope we all have a very happy sunny summer and look forward to seeing you all in October. If anyone would like to join us or would like any informaon please contact our President, Mrs Helen McKenzie on 740924.

Projects Commi3ee Alex has again agreed to host the Garden Party at his home, ‘Grianan’. Hopefully the weather will be kinder than last year but if not we will transport everything to the Church Hall where we had a very enjoyable indoor ‘Garden Party’. This will take place on Sunday 15 July from 2 - 4pm. Once again we have had a large donaon of household goods donated to the church, so once more we have decided to have the Charity Shop. If, at Spring Cleaning me, you discover some valuable anques you no longer require please bring them along to the church or ‘phone me on 575663. The shop will be open from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October. Anne Donaldson

Summer Coffee Mornings The Coffee Mornings will commence on Saturday 2nd June and then each Saturday unl the beginning of September. Please come along and bring your friends. Your support is what makes these events successful and as always your donaons of Home Baking and raffle Prizes will be gratefully received. 13


St Mark’s Church Worship Calendar St Mark’s Church Please note that all Sunday morning services at St Mark’s normally start at 11am. Any changes will be inmated in the Pew Leaflet. Further details of the services will be available on the Church website or Pew Leaflet. www.stmarksaberdeen.org.uk/main-calendar.htm 25th March 11am Morning Worship - Fi@h Sunday in Lent “The Real Way” 1st April 11am Morning Worship - “Happy Day” 2pm Circle of Care Communion followed by A@ernoon Tea in the hall 8th April 9am Easter Celebraon “He is Risen!” Well of Spa Piazza 9.30am Easter Breakfast in the Hall 11am Morning Worship - Family Fun Service, Easter egg decorang and Easter picture compeons followed by a short Celebraon of Holy Communion 6.30pm OAK Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church 15th April 11am Morning Worship - Stewardship Season at Easterde “God’s Economics - Never Bore” 22nd April 11am Morning Worship - Stewardship Season “Gi@s from God - Use or Lose?” 29th April 11am Morning Worship - Stewardship Season “Gi@s for Freedom” 6th May 11am Morning Worship - Resurrecon Living! “The Jesus we can Trust” 13th May 11am Morning Worship - Resurrecon Living! “The Celebrity Jesus!” 6.30pm OAK Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church 14


Worship Calendar St Mark’s Church Worship Calendar 20th May 11am Morning Worship “Rumours and Reputaons” 27th May 11am Morning Worship - Pentecost Celebraons! “The Freedom of the Holy Spirit” 3rd June 11am Morning Worship - Not just for Sunday “Experiencing God” 10th June 11am Morning Worship Celebraon of Holy Communion 2pm Circle of Care Communion followed by A@ernoon Tea in the hall. 6.30pm OAK Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Egg Box Thank You Lynn Thomson would like to say “thank you” to everyone who responded so magnificently to her appeal for egg boxes for use on Westray. She now has more than enough boxes and has already taken them to the island. For the me being the egg box needs of the islanders have been sasfied. As the need arises she may well ask again in the future.

PITHY SAYINGS The ideal husband is one who washes up when asked, and dries up, when told. 15


St Mark’s Sunday School The Sunday School recently enjoyed a joint service with our Queen Street friends. We revisited our theme of Secret Agents and looked out our black shades. We accepted a mission to explore how we can use our hands as ‘healing hands.’ The younger members of the Sunday school came up with different ways people could need healing and what we as agents of God could do to help. The older members of our Sunday School also considered what they could do and who they could ask for assistance when they on their own couldn’t help. Time is always short but we squeezed in a song that Kate had cleverly adapted to fit our Secret Agent theme. We helped Jamie celebrate his 6th birthday with a rendion of Happy Birthday and sharing in a piece of his birthday cake. Those who aended our Secret Agent training were issued with a special regulaon Secret Agent pen, only those present are aware of its true capabilies. We could tell you but then this arcle would need to self destruct! We take our roles as Agents of God very seriously. We have developed lots of photographs showing the fun we have at Sunday School and hope to display them in the hall, so look out for us. They will also be available on the website and as a ‘taster’ look at the opposite page. David has made it possible for us to explore the church website on Sundays when we are down stairs. There is always fun to be had in doing this so if you are looking for something to do one rainy day Sunday School families are sure to find something of interest there. Easter is fast approaching and the fun and games of last year are sure to be repeated. We all have our thinking caps on for eggcellent egg decorang ideas. Watch this space. 16


The joint Sunday School gathers in the Chapel at Queen Street Church

Time for the ‘Agents’ to make their special First Aid boxes

This the ‘Stand up, Sit down’ game. Looks like some are standing and some are si1ng - not quite right!

Big Breath, Jamie. Get ready to blow out those candles.

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Thank you all very much for the fabulous entries to the Christmas Colouring Competition. The winner of the main prize was Christina-Anne Christie (and wasn’t she great as the opening soloist in the Sunday School nativity?) and all of the runners up also got a prize. You can see all of the entries on the competitions page on the website. Our next competition is for Easter and will allow you to show off your very many talents. This is a competition open to adults and children. You can colour or design an Easter egg or make an Easter picture (using any materials you choose). The closing date is Easter Sunday and prizes will be awarded during the Family Fun Morning Worship Service. So get busy, all of you. And remember to bring back your ‘Lent Easter Egg’ PITHY SAYINGS One way to keep your teenagers out of hot water is to put dirty dishes in it. 18


St Mark’s Sco6sh Country Dance Class As I write this piece for the Easter Messenger we connue our fortnightly meengs on Wednesdays, 21st March and 4th April and on Wednesday 18th April our Party Night. This concludes our 2011/12 session. Further informaon on the St Mark’s class and the RSCDS Aberdeen Branch Summer Socials will be in the next Messenger. Margaret Brown

Church of Scotland Social Care CrossReach Prison Visitor Centre offers care and support to families of those in prison. One of only three in Scotland, staff work closely with the prison and other agencies to ensure that as many families as possible have a posive vising experience and can resolve problems as they arise. The wide range of services include parenng support, benefits and housing advice, and informaon on addicon issues. Our Residenal Service is either an alternave to custody or towards the end of a prison sentence, to support people to address offending behaviour and develop new life skills which will assist them to make different choices in the future. (Taken from an official CrossReach pamphlet, “An Introduc$on to Our Services”.)

Carol Main PITHY SAYINGS Life is a one-way street and you're not coming back.

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The OAK Report Thank you for all the support in the past year which enabled O.A.K. to donate £9,200 to good causes and send 100 shoeboxes of Christmas Gi@s to Eastern Europe. In February we had a successful Special Lunch in aid of Mercy Ships so your influence is reaching far round the world. Our next Special Lunch is on 12th April with the proceeds going to Mental Health, Aberdeen and FRIENDS. A big thank you to all the staff who have done extra shi@s and done all the shopping to keep everything running smoothly. Our Evening Services connue on the second Sunday of each month at Crown Terrace Methodist Church at 6.30pm where you will find a warm welcome. We look forward to seeing you all at some of our future events. Be3y & Malcolm Steel.

What has O.A.K. done with the Profits in 2011 RUGUT Project c/o Queen Street Church Sco1sh Bible Society Chrisan Aid Palm Sunday Communion (in Hospitality) Erskine Hospitals St. Peter’s Church Accra c/o C.T.M.C. Chennai Challenge c/o C.T.M.C. Sco1sh Spina Bifida Associaon

Biggest Coffee Morning in the £250 World - Macmillan Cancer £1,150 Support £150 £250 Aberdeen Cyrenians £1,000 Poppy Scotland £250 £220 Poppy Scotland (in Hospitality) £88 £1,000 New Hope Trust (Shoebox Transportaon) £250 £500 Cogwheel Trust £620 Homelessness (in Hospitality) £325 £200 Presbytery of Aberdeen Malawi Commiee (in Hospitality) £325 £1,111

D.E.C. African Appeal Archway

£400 £1,111

Total for 2011 £9,200

A big thank you to all who have helped us in this work Malcolm Steel Treasurer 20


Readers' Rota Would all readers ensure they know on what day they are reading. If you are unable to carry out your duty please change with someone and change the list in the oďŹƒce. You should contact Elspeth on a Thursday morning. Please read at least once before Sunday morning.

18 March 25 March 01 April

Malcolm Steel Elsa Black Kay Montgomery Margaret Donald (pm Communion)

08 April 15 April 22 April 29 April 06 May 13 May 20 May 27 May 03 June 10 June

Alex McConochie (am Communion) Sheena Henry David Yacamini Jean Yacamini Elsa Black Anne Donaldson Jean Black Muriel Fraser Sheila Main Gail Hogg (Communion) Malcolm Steel (pm Communion)

PITHY SAYINGS The opinions expressed by the husband of this house do not always represent the views of the management. 21


Further details from: The Church of Scotland Insurance Co. Ltd. Tel. 0131 220 4119 e-mail enquiries@cosic.co.uk Or see the Applicaon Form on Page23. 22


Date

Flower Supply

Flower Delivery

18 March

Miss J Davie

Mrs Cunningham

25 March

Mrs B Ballantyne

01 April 08 April

Mrs C Laurie

The Misses Black

15 April

Miss J Davie

Mrs Sutherland

22 April

Mrs Beagrie

Mrs Beagrie

29 April

Miss J Webster

Mrs Christie

06 May

Ms M Duncan

Mrs Fraser

13 May

Mrs A Donaldson

Mrs Donaldson

20 May

Mrs H Burr

Mrs McDonald

27 May

Mrs J Yacamini

Mrs J Yacamini

03 June

Mrs A Munro

Mrs A Munro

10 June Mrs M Lord Mrs M Lord If you can help fill the gaps in this list please speak to Mrs Babs Coull as a maer of urgency. The flowers not only beaufy the Sanctuary but bring joy and comfort to members of the St Mark’s family who are ill or recovering from illness or bereavement.

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Quiz Answers ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? From page 7 1.

Rose

2. Apple

3.

Olives

4.

Lilies

5.

Fig

6. Prunes*

7.

Raisins

8.

Pomegranates

Christmas Anagram Compeon The winner of the Christmas Anagram compeon run in associaon with ‘Triskeles News’ was Wilma Simpson, 16 West Mount Street. Answers will be in the ‘Easter Good News’ edi$on of the Triskeles magazine. 23


Gi< Aid Declaraon Aberdeen St Mark's Church of Scotland (Aberdeen St Mark's Church of Scotland is a registered Sco1sh charity No. SC015451)

Donor's Full Name in Capitals

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Donor's Title

Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Rev/Dr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Donor's Address in Capitals

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Post Code

I am a UK taxpayer and I want the congregaon to treat all donaons I have made for the four years prior to this year and all donaons I make from the date of this declaraon unl I nofy you otherwise, as Gi< Aid Donaons. Signature of donor:

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Date of signing:

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Notes 1. You may cancel this declaraon at any me by nofying the Treasurer. 2. You must pay an amount of tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the Congregaon reclaims on your donaons in the tax year. (20p in the ÂŁ1) 3. Please nofy the Treasurer if you change your address. 24


Bank Standing Order Mandate To the Manager Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Name of your Bank) Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Name of your Branch) Branch Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Post Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . Branch Sort Code . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . Please pay by Standing Order (payment details) Amount ÂŁ . . . . . . . (and in words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commencing on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (date) and weekly/monthly* thereafter, until cancelled. (*please delete as appropriate) Quoting Reference . . . . . . . . . . . (To be completed by the church) Pay to St Mark's Church of Scotland at Bank of Scotland 1 Mid Stocket Road Aberdeen AB15 5JL. Sort Code 80 - 05 - 19 Account No. 06000363 Pay from (your details) Account Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Account Name(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please pay the Standing Order as detailed above

Signed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date . . . . . . . . . . Please note that Banks may decline to accept instructions to charge Standing Orders to certain types of accounts other than Current accounts.

Please return to the Treasurer, St Mark's Church in the first instance. 25


Bank Standing Order Mandate Amended Instruction To the Manager Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Name of your Bank) Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Name of your Branch) Branch Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Post Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . Branch Sort Code . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . Please amend my Standing Order payable to:St Mark's Church of Scotland at Bank of Scotland 1 Mid Stocket Road Aberdeen AB15 5JL. Sort Code 80 - 05 - 19 Account No. 06000363 To Amount ÂŁ . . . . . . . (and in words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commencing on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (date) and weekly/monthly* thereafter, until cancelled quoting the existing reference number. (*Please delete as appropriate) Pay from (your details) Account Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Account Name(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please pay the Standing Order as detailed above. Please note this supersedes my previous instruction relating to St Mark's Church. Signed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date . . . . . . . . . . Please send this form directly to your Bank.

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COSIC Applicaon Form See Page 18

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St Mark's Church

Minister

Rev Diane Hobson 65 Mile End Avenue

641758

Session Clerk

Mr Ian and Mrs Marjorie Lord 27 Hazelhead Road

321882

Clerk to The Board

Mrs Helen McKenzie 28 Blackhills Court, Westhill

740776

Treasurer

Mr Alex McConochie 21 Woodcro@ Road

703200

FWO Treasurer

Miss Dianne Morrison 45 Bonnymuir Place

630161

Gi@ Aid Convener

Mrs Lynn Low 6 St John’s Walk, Newtonhill

01569 731389

Organist

Mrs Kathleen Anderson 15 Countesswells Terrace

321584

Church Secretary

Mrs Elspeth Mogendorff St Mark's Church Rosemount Viaduct AB25 1JY

640672

Church Office Down steps between the Church and Library. Open 9.00 am to 12.00 noon Monday to Friday. Answering machine operates when the office is closed. Leave name, message and contact number. Editor

Mrs Lynn Thomson: lynn@pumpwell.co.uk

Assistant

Alex McConochie: grianan21@bnternet.com www.stmarksaberdeen.org.uk 28


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