ABERDEEN ST MARK’S CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
The Book of Job REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Sunday 10 November 2019
There is no greater love than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
St Mark’s, sharing God’s love in the City Centre”
Call to Worship Praise:
O God, our help in ages past
Bidding and Penitence Prayer Remembering: All stand They shall grow not old As we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun And in the morning, We will remember them. All affirm: We will remember them. Two minutes silence Kohima epitaph Act of Commitment Will you honour all who bore the pains and adversities of war? Will you offer them your help and support and protect their dignity and welfare? All: With the help of God, we will. Will you remember the causes for which they endured adversity and for which many fought and died, by promoting peace, justice and harmony among all people? All: With the help of God, we will. Will you always acknowledge how precious are the gifts which God has entrusted to us, and exercise the freedoms and opportunities you have with gratitude and humility? All: With the help of God, we will.
I vow to thee, my country
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 (Page 546) John 15: 9-17 (Page 889)
“I have a dream”, a man once said
Just as the tide creeps over silver sand
God is our strength and refuge
Sermon: Praise: Prayer: Praise:
God is our strength and refuge, Our present help in trouble, And we therefore will not fear, Though the earth should change! Though mountains shake and tremble, Though swirling floods are raging, God the Lord of hosts Is with us evermore! There is a flowing river, Within God’s holy city; God is in the midst of her she shall not be moved! God’s help is swiftly given, Thrones vanish at His presence God the Lord of Hosts Is with us evermore. Come, see the works of our maker, learn of His deeds all-powerful, wars will cease across the world when He shatters the spear!
Be still and know your Creator, uplift Him in the nations God the Lord of hosts Is with us evermore! Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession Benediction: The National Anthem CH4: 703 Please join us downstairs in the Hall after the service for tea/coffee and fellowship.
Church Family News 1.
The Presbytery Planning & Deployment Committee (PDC) will be attending our next Session Meeting on Wednesday 13 November at 19.15. If Elders have any questions regarding the Presbytery Plan, please pass these to Dianne or Helen ahead of the meeting and no later than Monday 11 November. Another Session Meeting will be set to discuss ordinary business.
The Guild of Friendship (Church Outreach to the Community) meets in the Hall tomorrow afternoon (11 November) at 14.15 in the Hall for a Bring and Buy sale and a chat. All welcome.
Bible Study. Understanding Our Faith. The new series of studies exploring our Christian faith continues on Thursday 14 November at 19.30 in the Session Room. Teas, Coffees and fine pieces as well. Everyone most welcome.
St. Mark’s Messenger will be available for delivery on Sunday 1 December 2019, but before then the Deadline for articles is today Sunday 10 November.
St. Mark’s Players will meet tonight (10 November) and next week (Sunday, 17 November) at 18.00 to rehearse for the service on 22 December 2019. There will also be a rehearsal with the Choir on Sunday 24 November at 12.15. Best news! We will have our Musical Director involved at all rehearsals and for 22 December.
The Pastoral Team would like your help. Do you know of anyone at home or in care who would benefit from a short visit? Please contact either Ian Lord, Jillian Carrol, St. Mark’s Office or any member on the photo list in the Hall.
Blessing Service. An invitation is given to attend the blessing of Richard and Amanda’s marriage here in St. Mark’s on Wednesday 13 November at 14.00. All are very welcome to what will be a very joyful service! The service will be followed by High Tea in the Station Hotel, Guild Street. If you wish to attend the High Tea, please speak to Richard and Amanda either following morning worship or call 01224 360849 so they
can advise the Hotel of numbers. No charge for attending unless you wish to purchase your own additional alcoholic drink. 8.
Conference Day – “From small talk to Big Talk” offered by Aberdeen Street Pastors is being held on 16 November from 09.30-15.00 in Deeside Christian Fellowship Church, Milltimber, AB13 0JE. The guest speaker will be Roger Carswell. Tickets are £5 (plus £0.80 BF) are available from www.smalltalktobigtalk.evenbrite.co.uk. All welcome. Bring your friends too.
Coffee Morning. The Men’s Club is holding a coffee morning in the Hall from 10.00-13.00 on Saturday 23 November. Donations of home bakes and raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Please come along and support this event.
10. Lift to Church. We have received a request on behalf of a gentleman who has been attending St. Mark’s. Due to deterioration in his sight he is unable to come along to Church at the moment and he wonders if there is anyone who would be willing to bring him to and from Church on a temporary basis. It is hoped that with training on the use of a cane he will be able to get out and about on his own. The gentleman lives in the Torry area. If you are able to help please contact the office for details (Tel: 01224 640672 or email email@example.com). 11. A Prayer and Healing Programme is being held in Holburn West Church Sanctuary on Great Western Road. The next session, “Bereavement and Healing” will be held on Saturday 30 November with Rev. Dr. Ruth Green of St. James Scottish Episcopal Church, Aberdeen, from 09.30-12.30; and “A Personal Journey of Healing” with Mrs. Ann Smith, Adult Education Facilitator for the Presbytery of Aberdeen. For further information please see the posters in the Vestibule/Hall. 12. Somebody Cares. If you are able, please bring along one item of nonperishable (canned/packet) food each week to place in the food collections. We currently have two bins located in the hall but once the donations have been uplifted this will be reduced to one bin.
13. Intimations. Please ensure that all intimations are passed on to the Church Office by 12.00 on Wednesday each week for inclusion in the Order of Service. 14. Please let us know of:(a) Any member of the Church or a member of their family being in hospital; or (b) Any member of the Church who is unable to come on a Sunday and who would appreciate Home Holy Communion. Please contact Carole in the Church Office (01224) 640672 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Services Sunday 17 November
Sunday 24 November
Sunday 1 December
Sunday 8 December
Sunday 15 December
Sunday 22 December
Tuesday 24 December
Morning Worship Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Mr. Stiubhart MacChoille Morning Worship The reign of Christ the King Mr. Stiubhart MacChoille Morning Worship First Sunday in Advent Mr. Stiubhart MacChoille Morning Worship Second Sunday in Advent Mr. Stiubhart MacChoille Morning Worship Third Sunday in Advent Mr. Stiubhart MacChoille Morning Worship Fourth Sunday in Advent Nativity Service Mr. Stiubhart MacChoille, St. Markâ€™s Players, the Choir, and Sunday School. Christmas Eve Carols and fun followed by our Watchnight Service at 23.30. Refreshments in the hall after the service. Mr. Stiubhart MacChoille, and Mr. Alex McConochie.
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Order of Service for Remembrance Sunday 10 November 2019 Aberdeen St Mark's Church