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

Sunday 20 January 2013 Joint OAK Service for Christian Unity Theme: Pilgrimage

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” Isaiah 60:1 (NIV)

Welcome and Notices Gathering Words Call to Worship Praise: CH4 201: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (The offering will be carried to the Lord’s Table during His praise)

Prayer of adoration and Dedication Talk: ‘Unexpected gifts’ Praise: CH4 326: As with gladness men of old Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer The Singing Group Readings: Isaiah Ch 60 v 1 – 7 (page 609) Matthew Ch 2 v 1 – 12 (page 789) Praise: CH4 325: Bethlehem, a noble city Address Praise: CH4 328: Wise men, they came to look for wisdom Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession Praise: CH4 327: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning Benediction CCL Licence No 409105

Scottish Charity No SCO15451

Please join us in the Hall for soup and sandwiches after the service CHURCH FAMILY NEWS Sunday 20 January 2013


The Kirk Session meeting scheduled for Monday 14 January was cancelled. The Session will now meet after the Congregational Board meeting on Monday 11 February.


The Big Clean - change of date: we will do the Big Clean of the church and halls after the service on Sunday 3 February, not Sunday 27 January, and we are looking for helpers for the this. Please put your name on the list that is in the vestibule. Thank you - Graeme Low.


The Guild of Friendship meets tomorrow afternoon for a Beetle Drive and Games.


The Guild and Men’s Club meet together for a Burns Night tomorrow evening.


The Scottish Country Dancers meet on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.


OAK’s Special Lunch in aid of Clan will be held on Thursday 7 February. Tickets - £8 for a 3 course meal with tea/coffee are now available from the Café or from Betty and Malcolm Steel.


Keith Low’s Coffee Morning and afternoon dance class: Saturday 8 February. Please come along and support Keith. Further information available from Lynn and Graeme Low.


St Mark’s Messenger: the deadline for articles for the church magazine is Sunday 17 February. Alex McConochie would appreciate early submission articles being submitted well ahead of this date if possible.


The Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping Prayer Circle will meet on Wednesday 23 January at 2.30 pm in St Mark’s Church. You will be made very welcome.

10. An Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping Service to mark Poverty and Homelessness Action Week 2013 will be held in the Queen Street Church chapel on Wednesday 30 January at 2.30 pm. All welcome.

Forthcoming Services

Sunday 27 January

11 am Morning Worship

Sunday 3 February

11 am Morning Worship Tea and coffee in the hall after the service

Sunday 10 February

11 am Morning Worship 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Sunday 17 February

11 am Morning Worship

Sunday 24 February

11 am Morning Worship

Order of Service 20 January 2013  

Order of Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 20 January 2013