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Weekly Bulletin – 10 July 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 10th July 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 (; for access, see details at the bottom of this bulletin)


10AM: “The first ministers” based on Acts 6:1-15. Abi Ngunga will be preaching

6:30PM: Message 3: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord”. Tyler Hoagland will be preaching. This service will include Communion.


Home groups this week. Contact a home group leader for more info.

Rooted & Impact are now off for the summer & will resume in the new school year. For more information on other summer youth events, contact Ethan & Tamara by emailing

Ladies’ Bible Study: 2PM, meeting for coffee. Contact Judy Wray for more info.

Deacons Meeting: 7:30PM


Sanctuary Mental Health Course: is taking a 2week break. The next meeting (session 5) will be on Wednesday 20th July.

Hope @ the Hub: 1:30PM in the St David’s Centre.

Pastoral Visitors Meeting: 2PM at the Glasgow’s.

Postgrad & Young adults: 6:30PM at the Rowe’s.

Undergrad/Young Adults Home Group: 7PM at the Knudson’s. Contact for more info.

Prayer Meeting:
9AM on Zoom.


10AM: “The first martyr” based on Acts 7:1-8:1. Tamara Knudson will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 4: “Remember the Sabbath day”. This service will be a Praise & Prayer Evening.


Newsletter deadline: Wednesday 20th July. Please send items to Carol Evans (email 

Return of Kilombero Rice!: Following a break over lockdown, Fair Trade products are returning to SABC! In the next few weeks a small Fair Trade corner will pop up in the fellowship room, with Kilombero rice being the main focus. If you remember, one sack of rice (which is 90 packs) pays for a child to be educated at secondary school in Malawi for 1 year. And it’s delicious high quality rice too. As a church we have completed the rice challenge 3 times! To buy anything, please help yourself & put payment into the church offering (cash or card). Prices will be displayed, but the rice has had to go up in price to £3.50. If you don’t have card or cash on you, just put it in next week.

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 Thank you.

Christian Summer Camp, Romania (3 places now covered): This summer, as in previous years, Mihai hopes to take 10 teenagers, some not in any church, for a 4-day Christian camp. Each place costs £45. Many of the children live in difficult circumstances & this is a wonderful way to witness to them. Mihai does follow-up, through sports /community meetings. If you wish to support this outreach please contact Matthew Thornton ( or Allyson McGregor. Thank you.

The Community Hub Summer Fayre, 23rd July: On 23rd July the Hub will be holding its annual Summer Fayre. If anyone has ‘as new’/unused gifts or special items (last year a once used Christmas tree/ ‘old’ paintings – but not clothing nor bric-a-brac please) which they would like to donate, or if the bakers of the church would pledge to bake for the event (ingredient/heating costs refunded by a donor) it will be very gratefully received! All proceeds from the stall go direct to the Hub. Thank you all! Allyson McGregor.

Bags to Calarasi, Romania: Mihai says thank you all so much for the donations received for the June van shipment, amongst which was a Play Station 2+3, a new wedding dress, small trampoline & excellent quality adult & children’s clothes/shoes: a total of 542kgs (50 bags/boxes) Thank you for your generosity!


Today: Pray for God’s word to keep on spreading in our town, our nation & throughout the world, that the number of converts keep on increasing, & that many become obedient to the faith.

Monday: Give thanks to God for all His ministry among us & through over the last week. Pray that each one of us may continue to be light & salt to the world around us.

Tuesday: Please pray for the deacons as they meet this evening. Pray that they may continue to be guided & led by God’s Spirit as they discuss & make important decisions.

Wednesday: Pray for the work of Christians organisations such as Young Life, Tearfund, Christian Aid, Open Doors, Christian Against Poverty (CAP); Bethany Christian Trust, Christians in Sports, & others that the Lord will put on your hearts

Thursday: Pray that God may fill us with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom & understanding that we may live a life worthy of the Lord & may please him in every way.

Friday: Pray for our government & those in authority in the nations of the world in these turbulent times.

Saturday: Pray for all those from Ukraine seeking refuge & those who have already found refuge, that they be healed from the trauma, settle in, find peace, hope & rebuild life. Pray for war & conflicts to cease, starting from the hearts of the those in power.


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 & follow the instructions given to join Zoom & download the APP(lication).

The morning service starts at 10:00AM, in-person & online, & includes creche & Beacons Kids’ provision. The evening service starts at 6:30PM.


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