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Weekly Bulletin – 14 April 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: Paulus de Jong will be preaching on “Relation to society” based on Romans 12:9-21.
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His submission” based on John 4:34. 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:

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers:
10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Staff meeting: 1pm.
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. “Closed doors, open doors”.

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

FRIDAY:
Stitch and Blether:
10am-12 noon in the Fellowship Room. All welcome to share in fellowship, tea, coffee, cakes and crafts.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:
10am:
Clay Rowe will be preaching on “Relation to government” based on Romans 13:1-7.
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His joy for endurance” based on Hebrews 12:1-2.

NOTICES:
The next preaching leaflet is available for April to June 2024.

The Special Offering at the Communion service on Sunday 28th April will be for k2 – Kingdom 2000. k2 “wants to see children and young people in North East Fife exploring the Bible”. You can find out more about k2 by going to their website: www.k2northeastfife.com

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 or Philippa Cook in person or via email.

Exam Prayer: We love to support students in prayer as they sit their exams! If you would like the church to pray for you, email Ethan and Tamara at students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk with the dates and subjects of your exams and final assignments and we will add you to the list!

Christian Aid Week May 12-18: For many years our church has participated in the annual door-to-door collection for Christian Aid. This year’s appeal focuses on work in Burundi. Heavily reliant on agriculture and densely populated, Burundi is one of the least prepared countries to combat the effects of climate change, including droughts, floods and landslides. Last year St Andrews giving amounted to more than £8,000 of which nearly £950 was given via Baptist Church collectors. A few more volunteers are needed to maintain this though. There are two roles: a) delivering envelopes in our designated streets, which might take half an hour at the start of the week, and b) knocking on doors in the same streets to ask if householders would like to contribute. This takes about an hour in early evening later in the week. Although some people say a polite ‘no thanks’ many are ready and waiting with their envelopes and greet you with a smile. If you could help, please email micah@standrewsbaptist.org.uk or speak to Rosalind Hine.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR APRIL:
Sunday: Give thanks to God for all the events that took place around Easter. Pray for an awakening or strengthening in those who heard the Easter story and the truth of its transformative power.
Monday: Continue praying for countries in conflicts and wars (Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Gaza, Haiti, Yemen, DRCongo, Rwanda, etc.) and countries affected by natural disasters (Taiwan). Pray for an end to hostilities and pray for God to reveal Himself to those affected.
Tuesday: Pray for our church vision; for reaching out to St Andrews and the neighbouring towns/villages. Pray for open doors and guidance as we listen and seek to implement God’s direction by His Spirit.
Wednesday: Pray for those who have recently been baptised; for protection against the schemes of the enemy and that they may continue to grow in Christlikeness. Pray for more people to encounter Jesus and give their lives to him and come forward for baptism.
Thursday: Give thanks to God for the church ministry in Balnacarron Care Home. Pray for folks living there and in other care homes, for their families, carers, and staff. Pray for strength for those who are becoming frail among us.
Friday: Pray for the students among us as they face deadlines, exams, and those leaving soon. Pray that they may know the Lord’s abiding presence and guidance.
Saturday: Pray for the Summer camp in Romania with Mihai and ISF, as well as the forthcoming Young Life Summer Slam in Tayport.

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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