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Abbey Church Notices - 3 June 2012
Sunday 3rd June 2012
Services at 9.30am and 11.00am
Call to worship
* Introit: Preces and Responses (William Smith of Durham)
HYMN 120 God we praise You. God we bless You
* Young Church and Jubilee presentations
* HYMN 713 Come, all who look to God today
Prayers of adoration and confession
Lesson: Romans 8. 12-17 p.153
* ANTHEM: Rejoice in the Lord alway (att. John Redford)
sung at the 1953 Coronation Service
Lesson: St.John 3. 1-17 p.90
HYMN 125 Lord of all being, throned afar
Sermon: ‘To know and to be known’
Text: St.John 3.9
HYMN 128 How shall I sing that majesty?
Offering and dedication * Prose Psalm 27
set to a chant by George Elvey
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession
HYMN 113 God the Father of Creation
Benediction and Choral Amen
* 11.00am service only
Lessons are being read today by Fergus Duncan
Are you attending the Jubilee Lunch? If so, could you remain in the Church for a few minutes after the 11.00am service, so that children can be collected from the Hall first? Parents of Sunday School children are therefore asked to leave immediately after the benediction to go to the Hall.
The Crèche is in the Flower Room in the Church for this Sunday only.
The Church Membership Group meets in the Vestry at the close of the 11.00am service this morning.
At 4pm, there is a Fife-wide Service in the Abbey Church to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. Taking part in the service are:
Cardinal Keith O’Brien (Roman Catholic Church)
Most Revd. David Chillingworth (Scottish Episcopal)
Revd. John Chalmers (Principal Clerk to General Assembly)
Revd. Jayne Scott (Interim Moderator)
Service led by The Revd Iain Paton
The Men’s Club meets on Wednesday at 9.30am for 10am for one of their summer monthly meetings. Ladies who would like to test their skills at bowls and dominoes are welcome.
The Ladies’ Forum meets on Wednesday at 2.00pm for a Diamond Jubilee Tea Party.
In your prayers this week, please remember Susan McLean and David Ivison who will be married in Church on Saturday at 12.30pm.
The Sunday School Picnic is also on Saturday, commencing at 12.30pm.
If weather permits, it will be held in the Glen – if not, in the Church Hall.
Unfortunately, Mrs Anne Toshack is having to leave her post as Custodian. If anyone in the congregation is interested in this vacancy, or knows of someone who might be interested, please contact the Session Clerk, Mr Angus Hogg on 01383-735182.
“How can an operational soldier serving in Afghanistan remain a practising Christian?” Rev. Andrew McLellan has ten tickets (free) to hear the Chaplain General of the Army speak on this in Edinburgh on 16th August at 11am. Please phone him on 01383-725959 if you would like to be there.
The Abbey Youth Group are holding their Annual Quiz Night on Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm. Details are on the Notice Board.
Next Sunday: 10.15am Kirk Session meet in the Vestry
(brief meeting to admit communicants)
11am The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Admission of First Communicants
Youth Group, Sunday School and Crèche meet in the Hall.
6pm. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
The Abbey Choristers are giving a Concert of Anthems sung at the 1953 Coronation Service at a performance of Lux aeterna by Morten Lauridsen on Sunday 17th June at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at £6 for adults and £3 for school pupils are available from the Abbey Shop and Abbot House. These will also be available for purchase in the Nave following today’s morning services and at the conclusion of the Jubilee Service this afternoon.
Please send any notices for next Sunday by 5pm on Thursday
to Mr Paton at 01333-320765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also let him know of any pastoral concerns including anyone in or out of hospital. Your help with this will be appreciated.