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St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 8th 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)

THIS SUNDAY:

10:30AM: ‘Waiting for Pentecost (part 1)’ based on Acts 1:12-14. Paulus de Jong preaching

6:30PM: ‘Christ & culture: consumerism’. This service will include Communion. Angus Ross preaching

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:

Home groups this week – see website for more information.

TODAY:
Rooted (P7–S2 Youth Group): 6:30–8PM in the All Saints Church Hall (22 North Castle St, KY16 9BG). Contact rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk with any questions.

Impact (S3–S6 Youth Group): 6:30-8PM in the Baptist Church Fellowship Room. Contact matthewjcgraham@gmail.com with any questions.

MONDAY:
Ladies’ Bible Study Group: Ladies’ Bible Study: now starting its summer programme, meeting fortnightly. Contact Judy Wray for more info

Alpha Course: 7-8:30PM @ the St David’s Centre & online. Sign up by emailing admin@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

WEDNESDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
7:30PM on Zoom.

THURSDAY:
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) 10AM. Contact Debbie Cochran 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 students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9AM on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:
10:30AM: ‘Waiting for Pentecost (part 1)’ based on Acts 1:12-14. Paulus de Jong will be preaching.

6:30PM: ‘Christ & culture: consumerism’. Janice Ross will be preaching. This service will include Communion

COMING UP:

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 Pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk. Thank you.

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:admin@standrewsbaptist.org.ukby 15th April.

Exam Prayer Timetables: A link to the prayer list can be found in the weekend email

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.

PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK:

Today: Pray for our Sunday services, that people may encounter the risen Christ.

Monday: Pray for the final exams some students have today & tomorrow.

Tuesday:Pray for the elders as they meet tonight.

Wednesday: Continue to pray for Mark, Jude & the wider Holden family in this time of grief & sadness.

Thursday:Continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine & the refugees coming to Fife.

Friday: Please pray for teenagers you know, especially those facing exams & those facing decisions about their future.

Saturday: Bring to God our scattered interactions with individuals across Fife through the week, at work & school, in homes & shops.

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. Please: DO NOT attend if you have any COVID symptoms or live with someone who has symptoms, is self isolating due to travel or contact tracing; DO use hand sanitizer as you enter & exit; DO bring your own bible; DO vacate the building promptly.

COVID-19 restrictions. Please:

  • Consider taking a Lateral Flow test before coming to church services or activities
  • Do not come to church if you have symptoms of COVID or have a positive test for COVID
  • Recognising that some people will wish to maintain a degree of physical distance for safety, part of the balcony has been designated as a physically distanced area. We will limit the number of households in the balcony & allocate space on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Also, while physical distance may not be legally required, it would be good practice to spread out as much as possible when choosing seats. Note: The first rows of pews will be reserved for the worship team
  • We will still maintain good ventilation with open doors, vents & windows & will sanitise between services
  • – Please dress warmly as ventilation means the building is colder than we would like.

ITEMS FOR THE BULLETIN:

Items for the bulletin should be emailed to bulletin@standrewsbaptist.org.uk (or leave a message on the church answer machine, 01334 472285) (by Wednesday 6PM)

www.standrewsbaptist.org.uk
ST ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH
is a registered charity in Scotland, no. SC008794

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