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

Sunday 12 May 2013 LIVING FOR CHRIST IN TODAY’S WORLD That’s it?

Put peace into each other’s hands, like bread we break for sharing; look people warmly in the eye: our life is meant to caring. CH4 659 v 3 – Fred Kaan


Welcome and News Gathering words Call to worship Praise: CH4 692: Jesus puts the song into our hearts (The offering will be carried to the Lord’s Table during this praise)

Prayers of approach and dedication “That’s it?” Praise: CH4 504: Two little fishes, five loaves of bread Prayers of Confession and the Lord’s Prayer Praise: CH4 530: One more step along the world I go Readings: Luke Ch 21 v 1 – 4 (page 866) Romans Ch 12 v 5 – 8 (page 938) Praise: CH4 600: Spirit of God, unseen as the wind “That’s it?” Prayers of thanksgiving and for the World Praise: CH4 237: Look forward in faith Benediction

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A Prayer for the Morning

Try this prayer in your own words: it’s a great one for the morning!

Lord, we ask that You would not act in accordance to the poverty of what I am or what I believe, rather in accordance to the greatness of who You are, and what You can do! Amen.


Forthcoming Services

Sunday 12 May

6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Sunday 19 May

11 am Morning Worship Pentecost “Expect the Unexpected� Led by David Yacamini

Sunday 26 May

11 am Morning Worship Trinity Sunday Led by Alex McConochie

Sunday 2 June

11 am Morning Worship Led by Anne Smith, Presbytery Elder Trainer Tea/coffee in the Hall after the service

Sunday 9 June

11 am Morning Worship Service of Holy Communion 2 pm Afternoon Communion Service and Tea for the Circle of Care 6.30 pm OAK Evening Service Crown Terrace Methodist Church

If you know of a member of our congregation, or one of their family, who is in hospital please let the Church Office know as soon as possible.


ST MARK’S CHURCH FAMILY NEWS Sunday 12 May 2013

1.

The Kirk Session meets tomorrow evening at 7.30 pm. Relevant papers are available this morning in the Deacons’ Room.

2. Ecumenical Service for Pentecost: Sunday 19 May at 6.30 pm in Crown Terrace Baptist Church. You are invited to this special service to celebrate the Church’s birthday with Christians from churches all across Aberdeen - Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic, Scottish Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist, United Reform churches, and the Salvation Army. 3. The Strollers are meeting on Tuesday 14 May at 10 am at Lloyds TSB on Holburn junction. Why not come and join them? 4. A Malawi Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 25 May from 10 am – 1 pm in the church hall. Any donations of baking, raffle prizes or bottles for the bottle stall would be appreciated. Also any offers of help would be most welcome. We look forward to your support on that morning. 5. The OAK Café: tickets are on sale for the Special Lunch, in aid of LifeStraws, on Thursday 6 June. 6. The Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping Prayer Circle will meet in Queen Street Church on Wednesday 15 May at 2.30 pm. All are welcome. 7. We will be flying the flag (literally) of the Aberdeen City Centre Parish Grouping at the third annual Celebrate Aberdeen Parade down Union Street on Saturday 8 June. Please put that date in your diary, as we are hoping for a big turnout from our three Grouping churches, marching behind the Grouping banners which focus on our work with Big Issue. ‘Muster’ is outside Harlaw Academy in Albyn Place at 11 am.

Order of Service 12 May 2013  

Order of Service for the Sixth Sunday of Eastertide 12 May 2013

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