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Weekly Bulletin – 12 May 2024

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 12th May 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: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “Being ambitious to render service” based on Romans 15:14-24
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His ever-increasing glory” based on 2 Corinthians 3:17-18. 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:
Home Groups this week. Contact Angus Ross on angus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more information or see a pastor after the service.

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers:
10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Awake has finished for the spring term. If you are interested in a summer student group, speak to Ethan or Tamara or emailstudents@standrewsbaptist.org.uk
Prayer meeting: 7:30pm in the Fellowship Room.

THURSDAY:
Sanctuary Mental Health Course:
4:15pm in the Fellowship Room.
Postgrad and Young Adults:
6:30pm at the Rowes’.

FRIDAY:
Stitch & Blether:
10am-12 noon in the Fellowship Room.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:
10am:
Clayton Mills will be preaching on “Ministering in God’s Will” based on Romans 15:25-33
6:30pm: Janice Ross will be preaching on “More of His Spirit” based on Acts 2:17. Some of our mission partners will be updating us on their work.

NOTICES:
Sanctuary Mental Health Course: We will be running this course commencing Thursday 9th May and then every Thursday until 4th July, 4.15pm in the Fellowship Room. This is an opportunity to think, chat, and learn together about mental health in the context of Christian faith. If you are interested in joining the course, or want to find out a bit more before deciding, please speak to Jane Harrison or email jane@standrewsbaptist.org.uk.

If you would like to contribute to Christian Aid Week via the church worship offering bag, then please take an envelope home this Sunday (there will be some in the pews) and place the sealed envelope in the bag next Sunday (19 May). It will then be counted with the town-wide collection the next day.

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.

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 or Philippa Cook in person or via email.

Volunteers Needed: Pilgrim Care is looking for volunteers to help serve light lunches to their elderly groups on Wednesdays and Mondays. If you enjoy making soup and baking -even better! The groups are very friendly and grateful to meet for lunch and banter. After the meal, volunteers wash up and put away. For further information please contact Celia Sprot.

There will be a second exhibition and sale of original glasswork by Tony Jeavons on Saturday 1st June 10am-4pm in the Fellowship Room. There will be a variety of new work on display with something for everyone. Entrance is free. Do come along and bring your friends to help to raise money for Families First

Thank you to everyone who supported the Families First Spring Coffee Morning. You will be pleased to hear that £567.80 was raised. The “Friends of Families First” team are already planning their Autumn Coffee Morning (Sat 5/10, 10-12). Please keep the date. They hope to include a Craft Stall with handmade children’s items (hats/mittens/gloves/scarves/ cardigans/jumpers/blankets). You might have wool/other materials left over from previous crafting projects that could be re-purposed. They are all hoping that this early warning will result in lots of donations to their Craft Stall. You can discuss this with Jane Holmes after the service on Sunday, downstairs during coffee.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR MAY:
Sunday: Give thanks to God who is always at work and pray that, by His Spirit, He may continue to work in us, through us, and in spite of us for both the building up of His kingdom and for His glory.
Monday: Whether in your own life or in the life and witness of our church fellowship, ask the Lord to help us to look back and thank God. Look forward and trust God. Look around and serve God. Look up and seek God.
Tuesday: Pray for those in any sort of transition. Ask God for guidance and abiding presence as people work through some of the unknown or unwanted paths.
Wednesday: Pray that God continues to give us hearts that are open and not hardened to His Word.
Thursday: Pray for sufficient grace, peace and healing for those diagnosed with illness and those waiting for a hospital appointment.
Friday: Give thanks to God with K2, for doors continuing to open into schools and for recent curriculum sessions in the schools. And please pray for the door to open at Bell Baxter HS. Also ask God to reveal who He is to the children experiencing Bible Alive this term.
Saturday: Pray for our nation and the nations of the world. May God’s kingdom come, and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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)

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ST ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH
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