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Weekly Bulletin – 15 January 2023

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 15th January 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 (; for access, see details at the bottom of this bulletin)

This Sunday:
Prayer: focusing on God alone”, based on Psalms 9-10. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

18:30 “Eating with the Lord”, based on Exodus 12:1-28. David Harrison will be preaching.

This service will include Communion, but is not being made available online.

This week’s diary:

A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) starts on Wednesday – see more details below.

Rooted & Impact Youth Groups
: 6:30–8:00PM. For more details & to sign up for Rooted (P7–62) contact Ethan & Tamara, for Impact (S3–S6) contact Matthew at **Rooted cancelled this week, we will resume next Sunday (22 Jan)**

WPCU Meeting:
19:30 in the St David’s Centre

Hope @ the Hub:
13:30 in the St David’s Centre.

Postgrad & Young adults: restarting on 19/01/23 & meeting at 18:30 at the Rowe’s.

Awake Undergraduate Gathering: Awake will be starting up again on Thursday of week 2 (26 January). Looking forward to a great semester ahead studying Psalms together!

WPCU Meeting: 19:30 in St Marks

Book Group: 20:00 in person & on Zoom; contact Judy Wray for the Zoom link. We will discuss “Kiara & the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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

WPCU Meeting: 19:30 in All Saints

Prayer Meeting:
09:00 on Zoom.

WPCU Meeting: 19:30 in Holy Trinity

Next Sunday:

10:00,Prayer: seeing the just & reigning God”, based on Psalms 11-12. Paulus de Jong will be preaching. This service will include Communion

18:30, “Praise & Prayer evening”. Abi Ngunga will be leading.


A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) starts this Wednesday & runs till Wednesday 25/01/23.

Monday 23/01: 5:30PM in St Andrews Episcopal Church

Tuesday 24/01: 5:30PM in St Leonard’s Church

Wednesday 25/01: 5:30PM in St Salvator’s Church

Newsletter deadline: Wednesday 25th January. Please send items to Carol Evans (email

Soup Bowl Fridays! A free soup lunch & warm space for all ages has been set up in St Mark’s Church. Everyone is welcome on Fridays 11:30AM-2PM. Come along with others to chat, eat, bring a book, game or craft if you want! This initiative has been set up by the 3 Church of Scotland congregations in the town and is open to all.

Energy bill discount: Over the winter many of us will receive a discount from the government to our energy bills. Some of us will need this help, & should accept it gratefully. Others may be able to afford the increased bills. In order to support those in our community facing hardship this winter, the church leadership would like to encourage those who do not need the discount to donate this amount to the Hardship Fund. If you feel called to support this ministry then please make a designated offering by the Offering Box or bank transfer, or speak to Matt ( 

Prayers for January:

Today: Pray for the Preaching ministry & preaching team of our church that the Lord may speak to us every time we gather to worship Him.

Monday: Pray for the Church leadership (elders, deacons, and staff) for vision & continued guidance.

Tuesday:Pray for our Mission partners.

Wednesday: Pray that we may see conversions, Baptisms, & Effective Discipleship among us.

Thursday: Pray for Pastoral Care & the pastoral care team for timely care, grace, strength, comfort & healing for those facing various struggles.

Friday: Pray for issues related to Social justice, climate change & creation care.

Saturday: Pray for our Local community, in particular this month, for Pilgrim Care & FFSA.

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 & follow the instructions given to join Zoom & download the APP(lication).

The morning service starts at 10:00, in-person & online, & includes creche & Beacons Kids’ provision. The evening service starts at 18:30.

Items for the bulletin:

Items for the bulletin should be emailed to (or leave a message on the church answer machine, 01334 472285) (by Wednesday 18:00)
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