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Weekly Bulletin – 2 April 2023

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 2nd April 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,The King’s procession”, based on Psalm 118. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30PM,God at work around us”. Yesh Vemana will be preaching.

6:30–8:00PM: Rooted & Impact Youth Groups are off this and next Sunday (2 and 9 April) for the Easter holiday. We’ll look forward to resuming on 16 April!

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:

MONDAY:
Ladies Bible Study Group: Studying the life of Moses. Contact Judy Wray for more information.

Easter Week Service: 7:30-8:15PM in the Fellowship Room

TUESDAY:
Devotional Group Study: 9:15AM–2:30PM in the fellowship room. Join us for focused work sessions beginning with a time of prayer and goal-setting. All are welcome! Tea, coffee, and WiFi provided, please bring your own lunch.

Easter Week Service: 7:30-8:15PM in the Fellowship Room

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

Lunchtime Communion Service: 12:30PM in the Fellowship Room.

Easter Week Service: 7:30-8:15PM in the Fellowship Room

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

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

Awake Undergraduate Gathering: is off this week. Please join us for the Church Holy Week service instead!

Easter Week Service: 7:30-8:15PM in the Fellowship Room

FRIDAY:
Ecumenical Pilgrimage walk – the way of the Cross: 4-6PM, starting from The Music Centre (alongside Queens Terrace) and finishing at St Mary’s on the Rock.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9AM on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:

7AM, Easter Sunrise Service at St Mary’s on the Rock.

10AM,New creation life”, based on Psalm John 21:1-14. Kang-San Tan will be preaching.

6:30PM,Global mission trends and local church landscape”. Kang-San Tan will be preaching. This service will include a Baptism.

NOTICES:

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 11:30-2PM. 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.

From the treasurer: If you are a UK tax payer, then giving by Gift Aid allows SABC to claim an additional 25p from the 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.

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/

Study and Sing—Workshops and worship: 13th May 2023, 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Laidlaw Music Centre, Queens Terrace, St Andrews, KY16 9QF. Web link: https://events.st-andrews.ac.uk/events/rscm-sing-the-psalms-day/  This workshop will be run by Dr Jane Pettegree , to celebrate and explore repertoire of the psalms, from plainsong to contemporary praise song arrangements, including the metrical traditions which are so important to Scottish worship traditions. There is a small cost payable on the day to cover a resource pack and tea/coffee/biscuits – £12 to members of RSCM affiliated churches, £15 non-members. (Lunch not provided). Please email to register interest in advance, for printing and planning (jkp1@st-andrews.ac.uk.)

PRAYERS FOR MARCH:

Sunday: Give thanks for the last Church Meeting, the decisions that were made and those who joined the church as members. Pray that the Lord continues to direct and guide as we journey together as one body, that our church make sense of the Gospel for those we come into contact with.

Monday: Give thanks for the new faces that come through our church doors every Sunday. Pray that we may continue to be a welcoming church and that people feel like it is their home.

Tuesday:Give thanks for the appointment of the new First Minister and pray for him and the candidates who were not elected. Keep making intercessions for “all those in authority,” especially our Christian sisters/brothers in Christ who are serving (or seeking to serve) and bless the wider society through participation in politics.

Wednesday: Pray for all the services during the Holy Week, Easter Sunday and beyond. Pray for the strengthening of our faith and the increase in people coming to know Jesus in our church family, our town and across our land.

Thursday: Pray for Bill Coppedge and family – for their safe travels as they join us next month to hold the Bible Storytelling training. Pray that we may learn and be inspired by this training.

Friday: Pray for our neighbouring Baptist churches (Cupar Baptist Church and Coastline Community Church) as each starts a new chapter of ministry. Pray for guidance, direction and wisdom.

Saturday: Pray for a New Expression of Church. In particular, pray for the birth of prophetic imagination among us and the rising up of the key (young) leaders and courageous members to take risks for the kingdom.

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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