ABERDEEN ST MARKâ€™S CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
Sunday 6 April, 2014 FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT Natural Progress with God
I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. (Ezekiel 37:5)
Welcome Call to Worship Praise:
193 God is Love
Prayers of Approach and Dedication and the Lord’s Prayer Children’s Talk Praise:
“Go to sleep Samuel” 463
Fairest Lord Jesus
Reading: 1 Samuel 3: 1-8 (page 224) Praise:
All my hope
Essential Truths Reading: Matthew 5:5-8 (page 791) Praise:
Hope in Lent
I, the Lord of sea and sky
Search me, O God
Search me, O God, and know my heart today; try me, O Lord, and know my thoughts I pray: see if there be some wicked way in me, cleanse me from every sin and set me free. I praise thee, Lord, for cleansing me from sin; fulfil Thy word, and make me pure within; fill me with fire, where once I burned with shame, grant my desire to magnify Thy name.
Lord, take my life, and make it wholly Thine; fill my poor heart with Thy great love divine; take all my will, my passion, self and pride; I now surrender – Lord in me abide. O Holy Ghost, revival comes from Thee; send a revival – start the work in me: Thy word declares Thou wilt supply our need; for blessing now, O Lord, I humbly plead. Prayers of intercession and for the World Praise:
Look forward in faith
Church Family News
Retiral collection. A retiral collection will be taken in aid of Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland (WPCS) – the interdenominational activity of churches engaging within this country’s working life.
The Guild and the Men’s Club meet tomorrow evening for their respective AGMs followed by short Hope Charity DVD show together.
Congregational Board. Due to the Holy Week Services taking place in St. Mark’s, the next Board meeting has been rescheduled to take place on Monday 28 April at 7.30pm. Papers will be available nearer the time.
Pastoral Care Telephone Calls. All telephone calls should now have been completed. Please ensure that all forms are returned to David Yacamini by tomorrow.
Strollers meet again on Saturday 12 April at 2.00pm outside the Scottish Hydro Shop on Union Street. All welcome
Lenten Studies: – a]
St. Mark’s Life Balance – Wednesday 9 April at 1.30pm.
Queen Street - Great Hymns and Great Hymn Writers. An opportunity to find out more about favourite hymns by great hymn writers, their lives and what inspired them, at Queen Street Church Chapel on Friday afternoons (2.40pm to 3.40pm). The next talk on Friday, 11 April will be Modern times: Brian Wren and John Bell.
Kirk of St. Nicholas Uniting. Glimpses of God: Session 5 – The God who calms our fears – Tuesday, 8 April at 10.30am.
Circle of Care. If you are able to provide transport to and from the communion please add your name to the list in the vestibule.
YMCA, Aberdeen are looking for volunteers to sign up as mentors to help vulnerable children aged 8-14, and in the “at risk of offending” category. Mentors must be 18 years and over, be committed Christians and be able to commit to a mentoring relationship aiming to meet on a weekly basis. For more information, please contact Claire Hargaden, Plusone Mentoring Programme Manager, Aberdeen YMCA, 52 Skene Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1RP (Tel: 01224 643291 or 07771 205476. e-mail: Claire@aberdeenymca.org.uk).
St. Mark’s Players present ‘Fa’s Done It?’ a Murder Mystery by Lynn M Thomson on Thursday 8 (7.30pm), Friday 9 (7.30pm) and Saturday 10 May (matinee 2.00pm). Tickets, priced £6.00 are available from Anne Donaldson today.
Please keep us informed: If you know of any member of the Church or a member of their family being in Hospital, please let Rev. Diane, or the Church Office, know as soon as possible, either by telephone (640672) or by e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essential Truths God is alive God knows everything God can do everything God can be everywhere God is here – He is with us now. He is beside you. He surrounds you. He fills the room or the whole place where you are right now. He is in you now. He is in your heart. God cares very much for you. He is interested in you. He has a plan for your life. He has an answer for every need and problem you face. God will tell you all you need to know. He will not always tell you all you want to know. God will help you do anything He asks you to do. You can be in touch with God, anywhere, at any time.
Believing in these truths gives us certain hope for all stages of our lives.
Forthcoming Services Holy Week Services will be held every evening Monday â€“ Friday at 7.00pm in St. Markâ€™s Church.
Sunday 6 April
11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 13 April
11.00am Morning Worship 2.00pm Circle of Care Communion 6.30pm O.A.K. Evening Service at Crown Street Methodist Church.
Sunday 20 April
Easter Sunday 9.00am Service at the Well of Spa followed by breakfast in the Hall. 11.00am Easter Family Service followed by a short Holy Communion Service.
Sunday 27 April
11.00am Morning Worship
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Aberdeen St Mark’s Church of Scotland
Early Easter Day Service Well of Spa Plaza (Adjacent to Denburn Car Park)
You are invited to celebrate Easter Day at an informal open-air service in the plaza area next to the historic Well of Spa and to a simple breakfast served in St Mark’s Church Hall.
The service will start at 9.00am with breakfast following at 9.30am allowing time for you to attend morning worship at your own Church or to join with the folks of St Mark’s for a family service at 11.00am followed by a short formal Holy Communion Service from 11.35am to 12.00noon. In the event of inclement weather, the Service will be held in St Mark’s Hall with breakfast following.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES at St Mark’s Church Rosemount Viaduct
Monday 14 April
Rev Diane Hobson St Mark’s
Tuesday 15 April
Rev Stephen Taylor Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting
Wednesday 16 April
Rev Graham Deans Queen Street Church
Maundy Thursday 17 April
Holy Communion and a Cheese and Bread meal in the Hall
Good Friday 18 April
Lamb of God
All services, with the exception of Maundy Thursday will take place in the Church