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Weekly Bulletin – 10 March 2024

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:
10am: David Moffitt will be preaching on “An unbelievable future” based on Romans 11:1-32. 
6:30pm: Paulus de Jong will be preaching on “More of His prayerful heart” based on Luke 6:12. This service will include Communion.
6-30-8pm: Rooted (P7–S2) and Impact (S3–S6) Youth Groups. Parents email rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk or impact@cornerstonestandrews.org for details and to sign up!

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:

TUESDAY:
Elders’ meeting: 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers: 10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Lunchtime Communion: 12:30pm in the Fellowship Room. Followed by soup and rolls.
Awake Undergraduate and Young Adult Group: 6:30-8:30pm at the Knudsons’ home. Speak to Ethan or Tamara or email students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more details!
Quarterly Church Meeting: 7:30pm in the Fellowship Room.

THURSDAY:
Postgrad and Young Adults: 6:30pm at the Rowes’.

FRIDAY:
Mums’ Bible Study: 10am-12 noon in the Fellowship Room.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
 9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY: 
10am: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “All of God and for God” based on Romans 11:33-36. 
6:30pm: David Moffitt will be preaching on “More of His power over temptation” based on Hebrews 2:14-18.

NOTICES:
Transport Ministry: If you are struggling to get to church, or to healthcare appointments, email pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk, and we will do our best to help.

Our church vision focus for 2024 is ‘Growing in and by the word of God’. A further help that some may not be aware of is a series of weekly questions from the Sunday morning sermon. Some of the home groups use these in their gatherings. If you would find this a helpful resource for your personal study please contact Angus at angus.ross@gmail.com and he will add your name to the list of recipients. 

We have an opportunity this summer of partnering with Mihai in Romania and our friends at ISF (International Sports Federation) to help run a children’s multi-sport camp, with opportunities for bible teaching. We anticipate there being between 100-125 children from Calarasi. The dates are 22nd-30th June. No specific sporting skills are required just enthusiasm and a desire to introduce children to Jesus. If you are interested in helping, please contact Peter & Philippa Cook in person or via email.

Message from the Micah team: Have you heard about The Big Plastic Count? This initiative is organised by Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic. For one week in March – 11-17 March 2024 – thousands of schools, households, community groups and businesses will come together to count their plastic waste. As part of our own creation care, we would like St Andrews Baptist Church to join them.

In 2022, almost a quarter of a million people took part, revealing that almost two billion pieces of plastic packaging are being thrown away a week. The purpose is to build evidence to convince UK ministers to lead the way at global talks that could finally phase out plastic pollution for good. So far, this year, over 67,000 people in the UK have registered to take part.

If you’re interested please visit the website and find out more. You can also register there. https://thebigplasticcount.com/

St Andrews Churches Eco Network invite you to help plant a native species hedgerow at the Western Cemetery: Sunday March 17th from 2pm For further details and to let us know you are coming, please either email standrewschurcheseco@gmail.com or speak to Rosalind Hine – we need to be able to contact you in the event that poor weather dictates a postponement of the event. It would be great to see you there!

Families First Spring Coffee Morning: 10am-12 noon on Saturday 16th March 2024 in the Fellowship Room. Entry adults £2, Children £1, including tea/coffee and cake. Raffle, bake sale and stalls. All welcome! All donations can be brought to the Fellowship room from 8am on Saturday of the coffee morning or dropped off at my house (3 St Mary Street) from 5pm on the Friday before.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR MARCH:
Sunday: Give thanks to God for His goodness and faithfulness over the last months. Pray for His sufficient grace and guidance each day that comes before us.

Monday: Pray for hunger for God’s word and that it may dwell richly in our hearts as we listen to it, meditate on it and apply it.

Tuesday: Pray for open doors and guidance as we seek to implement our church vision for reaching out the neighbouring towns and villages.

Wednesday: Pray for all the events around Easter and the Easter day itself that as people of hope we may be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks us to give the reason for the hope we have in Christ.

Thursday: Pray for folks living in care homes, for their families, carers, and staff. Pray for the continued Christian witness towards them. Also, pray for strength for those who are becoming frail among us.

Friday: Pray for all those in our fellowship who are seeking for a job.

Saturday: Pray for all our missions’ partners – both local and overseas.

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

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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