ABERDEEN ST MARK’S CHURCH OF SCOTLAND Member of the Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping
Sunday 24 March 2013 ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM Theme: “Welcome, enter in”
“When in my distress I called to the Lord, his answer was to set me free.” Psalm 118 verse 4
Welcome and intimations Gathering Words Call to Worship: Praise: CH4 367: Hosanna, loud hosanna (The offering will be carried to the Lord’s Table during His praise)
Prayers Talk: “Welcome in………” Praise: CH4 369: Here comes Jesus on a donkey Welcome…. “Bethany and Oliver take an extra step of Commitment to God and His people” Prayer of blessing Welcome and Presentation Praise: MP 435: Lord Jesus Christ, You have come to us Lord Jesus Christ, You have come to us, You are one with us, Mary’s son; cleansing our souls from all their sin, pouring Your love and goodness in: Jesus, our love for You we sing living Lord! Lord Jesus Christ, now and every day teach us how to pray, Son of God;
You have commanded us to do This in remembrance, Lord, of You: Into our lives Your power breaks through living Lord! Lord Jesus Christ, You have come to us, born as one of us, Mary’s son; led out to die on Calvary, risen from death to set us free: living Lord Jesus, help us to see You are the Lord! Lord Jesus Christ, I would come to You, live my life for You, Son of God; all Your commands I know are true, Your many gifts will make me new: into my life Your power breaks through living Lord! Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Readings: Psalm 118 v 1 – 8 (page 864) Luke Ch 19 v 38 – 46 (page 504) Praise: MP 729: We have come into His house We have come into His house, and gathered in His name to worship Him. We have come into His house, and gathered in His name to worship Him. We have come into His house, and gathered in His name to worship Christ the Lord, worship Him, Christ the Lord.
So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Him. So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Him. So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Him So forget about yourself And concentrate on Him and worship Christ the Lord, worship Him, Christ the Lord. Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and worship Him. Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and worship Him. Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and worship Christ the Lord, worship Him, Christ the Lord. Reflective Sermon: Welcomeâ€Ś. Prayers of Thanksgiving and for the World Praise: CH4 370: Ride on, ride on, the time is right Benediction
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ST MARK’S CHURCH FAMILY NEWS Sunday 24 March 2013 1. Congregational telephone calls: Office bearers are reminded that calls are once more due to be made during the month of March. Elders should collect copies of the Stewardship Campaign Survey forms from the Deacon’s Room this morning. 2. The Guild of Friendship meets tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm for the closing meeting of the session. 3. OAK Special Lunch - Thursday 4 April. Tickets are still available for this special lunch which is in aid of the Cogwheel Trust special project. 4. The Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping Prayer Circle will meet in Queen Street Church on Wednesday 3 April at 2.30 pm. All are welcome. 5. Coach going to Edinburgh for the Heart & Soul 2013 on Sunday 19 May: could you let Marjorie and Ian know today if you would provisionally like to go. We are just trying to get a rough idea at the moment. 6.
The Church Office and the OAK Café will be closed on Good Friday, 29 March, and on Easter Monday, 1 April.
EASTER COMPETITIONS There are two Easter Competitions to enter this year. All are welcome to bring their entries to the Easter Family Service 1. We have a wooden Cross that needs decorating on Easter Sunday at the family service. So the Competition is to make the brightest best Easter decoration for the Cross! 2. The most unusual and brightest decorated egg.
Holy Week Services will be held every evening Monday – Friday at 7 pm in the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting.
Sunday 31 March
Easter Sunday 9 am Service at the Well of Spa followed by breakfast in the Hall 11 am Easter Family Service shared with the Church for the Deaf Followed by a short service of Holy Communion
Sunday 7 April
11 am Morning Worship Eastertide “Risen confidence”
Sunday 14 April
11 am Morning Worship Eastertide “Restoration and peace” 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church
Sunday 21 April
11 am Morning Worship Eastertide “Gifts from God”