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Weekly Bulletin – 11 September 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 11th September 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:

10AM: “Christ the priest” based on Hebrews 10:1-18. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30PM: “Excited about God”. Fiona Barnard will be preaching. This service will include Communion. If you are joining us online, please have some juice & bread ready.

This week’s diary:

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

Today: Student Welcome Lunch: join us after the morning service for a fellowship lunch in St Mark’s Church. ALL WELCOME!

Rooted & Impact: our youth groups START TONIGHT! 6:30–8:00PM. To sign up for Rooted (P7–62) email Ethan & Tamara rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk.

Tuesday: Deacons’ Meeting: 7:30PM

Wednesday: Age Matters: 09:30AM in the Fellowship Room.

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

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

Awake: our Undergrad/Young Adult group. 6:30–8:30PM at the Baptist Church. Looking forward to seeing you then! Contact students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk with any questions.

Book Group: 8PM in-person & on Zoom. Contact the Wrays for more information.

Saturday: Prayer Meeting: 9AM on Zoom.

Next Sunday:

10AM: “Christ the king” based on Luke 1:26-33, John 18:28-40. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30PM: “Excited about God”. Paulus de Jong will be preaching. 

Notices:

Student Welcome: It’s the time of year again when we welcome new & returning students into our fellowship! If you are willing to host a group of students for lunch in your home on Sunday 18 September, please contact Ethan and Tamara at students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Upcoming church lunches: Over the next few weeks we will have the joy of continuing our fellowship & sharing lunch together immediately following the morning service!

Sunday 11 September: Lunch at St Mark’s (catered)

Sunday 18 September: Student lunches in homes

The latest sermon leaflet for September to December 2022 is now available.

Accommodation requests: Accommodation is becoming increasingly difficult to secure in town & we have received a number of requests from new students for help finding a room. If you know of a spare room or property available or of anyone looking for a place to live, please email Ethan & Tamara at students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk so we can put people in contact with one another. 

Families First will be celebrating their 21st Anniversary this year! The celebrations begin on the 26 September & run for 2 weeks. In the lead up to their AGM on the 29 September (7-9pm, University of St Andrews School of Medicine) they are looking for 21 people to give them a short statement (& picture if you wish) about the difference Families First made to you, or a special memory you have of them. FF will also be holding their inaugural Friends of Families First meeting on the 05 October (10AM–12PM, SABC Fellowship Room). They are looking for lots of people to become Friends of Families First to support their work in any way they can. For more info contact officemanager@familiesfirststandrews.org.uk

A warm invitation to all to come & find out about Good News for Everyone (formerly Gideons UK). Come along to Cupar Baptist Church on Saturday 17/09 at 10.30AM & over coffee find out how this longstanding charity has changed its name & constitution but maintained its purpose of reaching people where they are with the Good News of Christ. We would love to see you there. Registered Charity in Scotland (SCO39224)

Prayers for the week:

Today: Give thanks to God for all his faithfulness, grace, goodness & mercy as expressions of His love for us. Pray for the proclamation of the Gospel today in our church, our community & throughout our land that it may go forth with power, with the Holy Spirit & with deep conviction.

Monday: Pray for the new UK government, that the Lord may grant them help & wisdom from His sanctuary as they govern in these critical times.

Tuesday:Give thanks to God for the Church meeting last week. Pray for the deacons of the church as they meet this evening that the God may continue to guide them in their discussion & decisions.

Wednesday: Pray for those affected by & suffering the consequences of the floods in Pakistan, especially the vulnerable adults, pregnant women, people with disabilities, people with mobility issues, children separated from families or made orphans, vulnerable girls, etc.

Thursday: Think of one ministry of our church & pray for those who lead it, & for all the Lord’s ministries through it.

Friday: Pray for our brothers & sisters in Christ from our sister Church in Alexandria, Romania, that the Lord bless them, that His face continues to shine upon them & grant them peace as they continue to bear witness in their communities.

Saturday: Pray for strength & courage for those experiencing persecution, & for the peace that only God can bring. Thank Him that His grace is sufficient for their needs. Pray that their faith will not fail, but that their suffering will draw them closer to Him & increase their faith.

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 10:00AM, 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 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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