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

Sunday 31 March 2013 Easter Sunday WOW EXTRAORDINARY CELEBRATIONS!

JESUS IS ALIVE!


Easter Sunday Proclamation and Affirmation (after the words “Christ is Risen” please respond “Hallelujah”) Praise: On the day of Good Friday (tune: Twelve Days of Christmas) On the day of Good Friday My true love gave to me His own self upon a bare tree. On the Saturday that followed My true love gave to me Rest after pain And his own self upon a bare tree. On the first day of Easter My true love gave to me Life, new life, Rest after pain And his own self upon a bare tree. All the day after Easter My true love gives to me Grace for my living, Joy in my giving, Comfort in sorrow, Strength for tomorrow, Love without end His risen light, Life, new life, Rest after pain And his own self upon a bare tree. Prayer of thanksgiving and amazement Praise: JP 274: What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus


What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus, What a wonderful Friend is He, For He left all the glory of heaven, Came to earth to die on Calvary: Sing Hosanna! Sing Hosanna! Sing Hosanna to the King of kings! Sing Hosanna! Sing Hosanna! Sing Hosanna to the King. He rose from the grave, Hallelujah, And He lives never more to die, At the Father’s right hand interceding He will hear and heed our faintest cry: He is coming some day to receive us, We’ll be caught up to heaven above, What a joy it will be to behold Him, Sing forever of His grace and love. Reading: Luke Ch 24 v 1 – 12 (page 870) Talk: “PETER RUN TO THE TOMB” Praise: CH4 423: I know that my Redeemer lives! Reading: 1 Corinthians Ch 15 v 35 – 40 (page 953) Deaf Church Choir: Jesus Christ is risen today (please join in with the Alleluia)

Reflection: Early in the morning when life was young Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Praise: See what a morning


See, what a morning, glorious bright, with the dawning of hope in Jerusalem ; folded the grave -clothes, tomb filled with light, as angels announce Christ is risen! See God's salvation plan wrought in love, Born in pain, paid in sacrifice, Fulfilled in Christ, the man, for He lives: Christ is risen from the dead! One with the Father, Ancient of Days, Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty, Honour and Blessing, glory and praise To the KIng crowned with power and authority, And we are raised with Him. Dead is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered; And we shall reign with HIm, For He lives, Christ is risen from the dead. Presentation of Prizes The Sunday School go out to continue their Easter celebrations! Prayers for the World Praise: CH4 419: Thine be the glory Benediction

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Anyone who wishes to take Holy Communion please join with us for that celebration after our worship this morning.


ST MARK’S CHURCH FAMILY NEWS Sunday 31 March 2013 1. The Congregational Board will meet on Monday 8 April at 7.30 pm. Relevant papers will be available next Sunday. 2. Stewardship Phoning Campaign: survey sheets should be back today - if not please return them to David Yacamini as soon as possible. 3. The Strollers are meeting on Tuesday 2 April at 10 am outside Lloyds TSB on Holburn Junction. You are welcome to join them. 4. OAK Special Lunch - Thursday 4 April. Tickets are still available for this special lunch which is in aid of the Cogwheel Trust special project. 5. The Scottish Country Dancers meet on Wednesday 3 April at 7.30 pm. 6. 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. Copies of the April Prayer Diary are available in the vestibule this morning. 7. 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. 8. Bethany Christian Trust Befriending project: Queen Street’s Kirk Lounge will be the venue for two training sessions for people interested in this new city-wide befriending project aimed at older people who are lonely or isolated. They will be held on 9 and 16 April from 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm and will be run by Brian Harrison. Please contact Ian McIver on 07890 932677 for further information.


9. Volunteers are urgently needed to help out at the Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre in Market Street which is open from 6 pm – 10 pm seven nights a week. A taxi can be provided to take volunteers home. If you can spare a few hours please contact Howard Drysdale (0775 414 1076) or Brian Killkerr (0775 704 2722).

10. Any Intimations for the Pew Leaflet must be given to the office, by e-mail or in writing, by Wednesday of each week. 11. The Church Office and the OAK Café are closed tomorrow.

Forthcoming Services

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

Preacher: Rev Diane Hobson Sunday 21 April

11 am Morning Worship Eastertide “Gifts from God”

Sunday 28 April

11 am Morning Worship Eastertide “First for God”


Order of Service for Easter Day