Sunday 15th May 2022
A warm welcome to all who are worshipping with us this Sunday—whether you are with us in person, online or joining us over the telephone!
For Sunday service information, see below. You can access our services through our website (www.standrewsbaptist.org.uk; for access, see details at the bottom of this bulletin)
10:30AM: ‘Waiting for Pentecost (part 2)’ based on Acts 1:15-26. Paulus de Jong preaching.
6:30PM: ‘Christ & culture: creation care & social justice’. This service will be a Praise & Prayer Evening.
THIS WEEK’S DIARY:
Rooted & Impact are combined tonight: 6:30–8PM in All Saints Church Hall (22 North Castle Street, KY16 9BG). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Ladies’ Bible Study Group: 2PM, meeting for coffee. For more info contact Judy.
Alpha Course: 7-8:30PM @ the St David’s Centre & online. Sign up by emailing email@example.com
OMF Prayer Meeting: 10:30AM
Prayer Meeting: 7:30PM in-person & on Zoom.
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) 10AM. Contact Debbie for more info.
Postgrad & Young adults: 6:30PM at the Rowe’s.
Awake (Undergrad/Young Adult groups): is finished for this term. Any students who will be in St Andrews over the summer & are interested in a summer home group, contact Ethan & Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Holden’s Funeral: 12 noon in the Baptist Church
Prayer Meeting: 9AM on Zoom.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES ARE SHIFTING TO 10AM AS OF NEXT WEEK (22/05/22). YOU MIGHT HAVE TO GET UP HALF AN HOUR EARLIER!**
10AM: ‘A new humanity: how it comes’ based on Philemon vv.1-7. Mike Wray will be preaching.
This service will include Communion.
6:30PM: ‘Christ & culture: offering refuge’. Caleb Froehlich & Fiona Barnard will be preaching.
ALPHA COURSE! When? Monday 18th April, 7-8:30PM, for 10 weeks. Where? St David’s Centre, 23 Albany Park, St Andrews.KY16 8BP. Starts with a meal & is free. Available in-person or on-line (same dates/times). Fantastic opportunity to come along with a friend or neighbour & explore the Christian faith. Register by contacting us at: email@example.com by 15th April.
Newsletter deadline: Wednesday 25th May. Please send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Quarter Church Meeting (QCM) is on Wednesday 1st June at 7:30PM. Papers for the meeting will be available next week & will also be sent out by email.
THE SANCTUARY COURSE is designed to raise awareness & open up conversations in local churches regarding mental health. It looks at psychological, social, & theological aspects through film, art & discussion. In keeping with our vision priorities, we plan to run this 8 week course on Wednesday afternoons this summer, commencing 1st June. If you would like to attend, or wish more information, please speak to Jane Harrison or Fiona Barnard. (Initial numbers will be limited).
Micah – walk no.4 at Blebo: Now that the days are longer, & the weather milder, perhaps you might fancy a walk? A leaflet is available for one of a series of walks that Anne & Allan have kindly compiled & we’d love to know what you think of walk no.4. Perhaps it will be a solitary walk, or a walk with friends. Either way, we hope you enjoy God’s world & you feel blessed & refreshed. Please let us know at email@example.com
Thank you all for praying for students during exams; the timetable document has been opened a total of 156 times—that’s a lot of prayer! St Andrews students have finished exams, but please continue to pray for our young people in the midst of their final exams/highers & for the students in our church family studying at universities elsewhere who still have exams ahead of them.
If you have registered as a potential sponsor for a Ukrainian refugee, or wish to help refugees accommodated locally in other practical ways (e.g. befriending, help with English) please let Jane Harrison know, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Donated items for Romania: Quality items (summer clothes, shoes, bedding, kitchen, toys, electrical etc) are being collected throughout May for Mihai’s charity shop in Calarasi, Romania. Clothing / bedding also are given to the very poor & unsold items are handed on to other charities working with the poor. Thank you for your support towards Mihai’s Christian outreach with the children & teenagers in his local community. Thank you, Allyson McGregor.
50 Days of Prayer: Praying with Jesus’ last words: from Easter to Pentecost. Each week, we plan to offer a reflection & some prayer themes. We would love the whole church to join in our photo project! So look out for photo opportunities around Fife which connect with the week’s text. Be prayerfully creative!!! Upcoming passages are: Week 6 (22/5): “Do you truly love me?”; Week 7 (29/5): “Go & make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:16-20). Send your images to: email@example.com by Tuesday evening.
PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK:
Today: Pray for our Sunday services, that people may encounter the risen Christ
Monday: Pray for our students as they await the results of exams.
Tuesday:Pray for the children & teenagers in our church, that they may know & experience the love of Jesus today.
Wednesday: Continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine & the refugees coming to Fife & St Andrews.
Thursday:As this is Mental Health Awareness week, please pray by name for those you know who are currently living with mental health challenges. Perhaps you could give them a call to let them know you are praying for them?
Friday: Pray for the family & friends of Allan Holden as the funeral is today.
Saturday: Bring to God men & women, young people & children in this area who cannot imagine Jesus is real. Ask Him to dismantle the barriers which hinder their reaching out to Him.
HOW TO CONNECT TO OUR SERVICES:
To join in church services & prayer meetings by telephone: Dial 0131 460 1196. When prompted for your Meeting ID, enter 726 034 6887 followed by the # key. You will be prompted for a Participant ID; just enter the # key again. When prompted for a password enter 777 followed by the # hash key. You will be connected to the meeting / service. (It is possible you will be given a different Meeting ID by the person arranging the meeting. If so, use the Meeting ID number you are given).
To join in online with video: Go to https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7260346887 & follow the instructions given to join Zoom & download the APP(lication).
The morning service starts at 10:30AM, in-person & online, & includes creche & Beacons Kids’ provision. The evening service starts at 6:30PM.
ITEMS FOR THE BULLETIN:
Items for the bulletin should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (or leave a message on the church answer machine, 01334 472285) (by Wednesday 6PM).
ST ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH
is a registered charity in Scotland, no. SC008794