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Weekly Bulletin – 19 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 (; for access, see details at the bottom of this bulletin)

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.
6-30-8pm: Rooted (P7–S2) and Impact (S3–S6) Youth Groups: Parents email or for details and to sign up!


ABC Toddlers:
10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Balnacarron Service: 2:30pm
Awake has finished for the spring term. If you are interested in a summer student group, speak to Ethan or Tamara or

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

Mums’ Bible Study:
10am-12 noon in the Fellowship Room.
Family Home Group: 4:30pm in the Fellowship Room.

Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

10am: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “Recognising others (part 1)” based on Romans 16:1-2. This service will include Communion.
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His hunger for His coming” based on Revelation 22:7-21.

: The Special Collection during the Communion service on Sunday 26 May will go to the Summer Camp in Romania and will be used to buy sports equipment for the camp. Ask Peter Cook for more details!

If you are planning to contribute to Christian Aid Week via the offering at church on Sunday (19 May) please remember to bring your envelope with you (though there will be some spare envelopes around).

Transport Ministry: If you are struggling to get to church, or to healthcare appointments, email, 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.

Thank you to all who supported the Christian Aid coffee morning at St Mark’s last Saturday. A total of £798 was given.

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.

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.

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 10AM, in-person & online, & includes crèche & Beacons Kids’ provision. The evening service starts at 6:30PM.

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