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Weekly Bulletin – 14 August 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 14th August 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: “Crossing cultural barriers” based on Acts 10:1-11:18. Steve Holmes will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 8: “You shall not steal”. Praise & Prayer evening, including Communion. If you are joining us online, please have your juice/wine & bread ready.

This week’s diary:

Today: Rooted & Impact are off for the summer & will resume in the new school year.

Wednesday: Sanctuary Mental Health Course: 2:30PM in St David’s Centre. Session 7: Self Care

Prayer Meeting: 7:30PM

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

Pastoral Visitors Meeting: 2PM

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

Saturday: Prayer Meeting: 9AM on Zoom.

Next Sunday:

10AM: “First called Christians” based on Acts 11: 19-30. Clay Rowe will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 9: “You shall not give false testimony”. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

Notices:

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 pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk. Thank you.

Christian Summer Camp, Romania (25 places now covered): Thank you to everyone who has donated to this summer’s Christian camp in Romania. Twenty-five young people will now be going from Mihai’s community in Calarasi –all children he knows & spends time with. Mihai sends a huge thank you that so many can go this year. If you still wish to support this outreach please contact Matthew Thornton (treasurer@standrewsbaptist.org.uk) or Allyson McGregor. Thank you!

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. Let FF know if you would be willing to give them a story & submit it by the 19 August, so they can prepare them for Facebook. 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

Pilgrim Care Health walks recognised in Scottish parliament. Willie Rennie, MSP for North east Fife, lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the work of Pilgrim Care St Andrews. He congratulated them on receiving Dementia Friendly Walking accreditation from Scotland’s walking charity, Paths for All. Regular community health walks take place twice weekly in St. Andrews, tailored to the participants’ abilities & level of engagement. Volunteers are trained in helping those with anxiety following the isolation of the pandemic, & those with dementia. One to one support is available. As well as the benefits of gentle exercise, the social aspect is very important & appreciated by those in our community who may be elderly & lonely. Any members of our fellowship who would like to join in are very welcome. Please contact Celia Sprot for further information. Thank you to all Pilgrim Care’s supporters & volunteers who help to make this happen.

The church newsletter for August to September 2022 is now available.

Prayers for the week:

Today: Thank the Lord for the many folks who have been part of this fellowship & who are now leaving for work or to continue their studies. 

Monday: Thank the Lord for all He did during the Holiday Club, as various churches in St Andrews worked together to proclaim the love of God in the town.

Tuesday:Pray for the young people in our church who go away this year.

Wednesday: Pray that the Holy Spirit will enable persecuted Christians to forgive & love their persecutors (Matt 5:44) & that their Christ-like reactions will have an impact upon those who try to hurt & destroy them.

Thursday:Pray for churches across the nation that are in vacancy or transition that they may continue to know & experience the Lord’s guidance. 

Friday: Pray for yourself, & for persecuted Christians, to always be spiritually ready for whatever tomorrow brings: whether that be persecution, respite from suffering, or Christ’s return.

Saturday: Pray for us as a church, that we may continue to hear what the Spirit, who is always speaking, is saying to us.

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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