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Weekly Bulletin – 14 May 2023

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 14th May 2023

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,All prayer for mission (part 3)”, based on Romans 15:14-33. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30PM, “Eating with the Lord”, based on John 21:1-14. Fred Drummond will be preaching. This service will include Communion.

6:30–8:00pm: Rooted & Impact youth groups. For more details & to sign up for Rooted (P7–S2) contact Ethan & Tamara rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk, for Impact (S3–S6) contact Matthew at matthewjcgraham@gmail.com.

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:

MONDAY:
Ladies bible study group: Studying the life of Moses. Contact Judy Wray for more information.

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers: 10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.

Sanctuary Mental Health Course: 12:15-1:45pm in the Fellowship Room.

Prayer Meeting: 7:30pm in the Fellowship Room.

THURSDAY:
Hope @ the Hub: 1:30pm at the St David’s Centre.

Bible Storytelling Training: 7:30-9:30pm. Contact paulus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk to sign up

Postgrad and young adults: 6:30pm at the Rowes’.

Awake is now off for the summer holiday. However, Ethan and Tamara are hosting Tuesday morning student brunches at their home! For more details email students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

FRIDAY:

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

Family home group: 4:30pm in the Fellowship Room.

SATURDAY:
Prayer meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:

10AM,All prayer for mission (part 4)”, based on Romans 15:14-33. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30PM, Praise and Prayer evening, led by Steve Holmes and Fiona Barnard.

NOTICES:

Exam Prayer: Although the St Andrews exam diet has finished, some of the students in our church family studying elsewhere still have exams and would appreciate prayer!

Christian Aid week is May 14-20: If you could help with the house-to-house collection in our church’s allotted streets, or would like to know more about what is involved, please speak to Rosalind Hine (rosalind@handrhine.org.uk / 01334 474459) or any member of the Micah team.

Romanian Evening with Mihai (and Nelu) Friday 26th May 7-9pm: This will be a seated but informal evening (with refreshments) in the Fellowship room. Mihai will give a talk including photos/video on his charity ‘Hope for Tomorrow’s Generations’ and Nelu will be here with greetings from Alexandria Baptist Church (whilst visiting Rebeca/grandchildren). We look forward to welcoming them! Please let Allyson McGregor know if you hope to come/would like to help. 07979012175.

For the holiday club this year, (7-11 August) we’re still needing people who would like to help out as team leaders, musicians, first aiders, and sandwich provider for the volunteers’ lunch. Please contact tiny@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more information.

Transport Ministry: It is sometimes difficult to get to health care appointments, and this can bring added stress when facing health concerns.  Help may be found within the church family – did you know that we have a list of drivers who are willing to be asked to help out? So, if you are anticipating an appointment and are unsure how to get there, we may be able to help you. Contact the coordinator through pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk. If you are a driver who is willing to be contacted by the coordinator (without obligation), please speak to Jane Harrison or email pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk. **Please note that this is not a taxi service, nor an ambulance service, but simply a way of helping to match those in need with church friends and family who may be able to assist with transport**

Coffee Cup Fridays: Fridays 10-11:30AM in St Mark’s Church (opposite the bus station). Join us for tea, coffee and biscuits and a warm space.

Baptist Union of Scotland get-together, Canopy 2023: Saturday 3rd June. You can now book your tickets! There is a fantastic programme lined up, with main sessions and seminar options for teaching, worship, prayer and growth. We also have all age kids and youth programmes, plus space for you to picnic with friends, old and new! Find out all the details on the website: https://scottishbaptist.com/canopy/

From the treasurer: If you are a UK tax payer, then giving by Gift Aid allows SABC to claim an additional 25p from HMRC for every £1 you donate. Last year, Gift Aid additional claims made up approximately 15% of StABC’s income. If you are a higher rate taxpayer then you will also be able to reclaim income tax personally on your gift. The process is very easy and you do not have to decide in advance how much you want to give. For more information, please contact Matt treasurer@standrewsbaptist.org.uk or speak to a Deacon who can arrange a form for you.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR MAY:

Note for the prayer items for May: The prayer items for May are mainly focused on Mission. In particular, we will be spending at least three days of the week praying for Nagaland (a State in the North-Eastern Region of India). We heard about Nagaland from Lungdau, a student who regularly attends our church and who gave an inspiring and challenging presentation about it. So, from the plea that was given, we decided to bring that land before the throne of God’s grace in prayer. Lungdau’s talk is saved in our sermon archive podcast (as are all our sermons!) if anyone missed it and wants to hear more about Nagaland (https://standrewsbaptist.org.uk/sermon-archive-podcast/ )

Sunday: Give thanks to God for His unfailing love, His life-giving, transforming Word, and His mighty works among, around and in us.

Monday: Pray for the spiritual growth of believers in Nagaland. Although Nagaland is an overwhelmingly Christian state (all 60 elected members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly are Christians), there is greed and corruption everywhere, which is why they are yet to see good roads, healthcare, education and so on.

Tuesday:Pray for a Naga political solution. The Nagas have been demanding independence/greater autonomy since the 1940s. Despite several agreements and ceasefires, a permanent resolution to the issue has been elusive, and the talks are ongoing.

Wednesday: Pray that the Nagaland church would not forget its God-given opportunity to witness to the nations around her and fulfil the mission of the Church. Nagaland is located in a strategic place surrounded by non-Christian nations like Myanmar in the East, China/Bhutan in the North (Buddhist majority), mainland India in the West (Hindu majority), and Bangladesh in the South (Muslim majority).

Thursday: Pray for peace in countries torn by wars (Ukraine, Russia, Sudan, etc). Pray for those involved in the peace/reconciliation. Pray for Churches on the ground, for continued witness, and as well as churches and Christian organisations outside these countries offering help.

Friday: Pray for our mission partners and their God-given ministries.

Saturday: Pray for Revival in our town and our Nation.

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 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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