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Weekly Bulletin – 2 July 2023

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 2nd July 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,A path of a closer walk with God”, based on Jeremiah 2-6. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30pm, “God at work around us”. David Harrison will be preaching.

Rooted & Impact youth groups: have finished for the summer and will resume in September. If you would like information about summer youth events, email rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:

TUESDAY:

Elders meeting: 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY:

ABC Toddlers: finished for the summer holidays.

Lunchtime Communion service: 12:30pm in the Fellowship Room, followed by soup and rolls (free).

Balnacarron service: 2:30pm

THURSDAY:

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

Pastoral Visitors meeting: 2:15pm

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

FRIDAY:

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

Newsletter deadline: Please send all items to newsletter@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

SATURDAY:

Prayer Meeting: 9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:

10am,Learning to pray from Paul’s prayers”, based on Ephesians 1:15-23. Fiona Barnard will be preaching.

6:30pm, “Eating with the Lord”. Jason Sexton will be preaching. This service will include Communion.

NOTICES:

Student Accommodation Requests: During the summer we often receive requests from students regarding accommodation. If you are aware of any available flats or receive an accommodation request, please email students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk 

Christian Summer Camp, Romania: Mihai hopes to enable as many teenagers as possible to go to a four-day camp again this July. Many of the children live in difficult circumstances, (some do not attend any church), and this is a wonderful way to witness to them. Mihai knows all the children and will follow-up, through sports/Christian meetings. If you wish to support a child, the cost this year is £65. Please contact Matthew Thornton (working remotely) treasurer@standrewsbaptist.org.uk marking donations ‘Mihai, Camp’. Thank you.

Copies of the new Families First Newsletter are now available in the church (and you can find them on Facebook!)

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**

‘It shouldn’t happen to a Minister!’: Saturday 8 July 2023, 3pm, St Leonard’s Parish Church, Hepburn Gardens, St Andrews. Very Rev Dr Russell Barr is an engaging raconteur. Come along and be entertained by his amusing stories of his experiences and encounters in ministry. Followed by tea and scones. Admission free, with a collection in support of the Church of Scotland appeal for the project of its partner church, National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, to rent homes for Syrians still homeless after February’s earthquake. 

PRAYER ITEMS FOR JULY:

Sunday: Give thanks to God for people you know/don’t know who have come to faith recently. Pray that they may continue to live in Christ, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith. Continue to pray for more people to come to faith and become followers of Jesus.

Monday: Give thanks to God for the gift of marriage. Pray for strong and healthy marriages for those who have been married for long time, the newlyweds and those soon to get married.

Tuesday:Give thanks to God for the gift of singleness or celibacy. Pray for strength of unmarried women/men who, whether by choice or for various reasons, find themselves in these circumstances which they may see as a unwanted gift.

Wednesday: Please pray for faith, strength and peace for widows and widowers as they grieve the loss of their loved one and struggle to learn to live without them.

Thursday: Please continue to pray for the St Andrews Children’s Holiday Club coming up next month.

Friday: Pray for all the Christian summer camps taking place in our nation, that people may encounter the Lord Jesus Christ whether for the first time or afresh.

Saturday: Please continue to pray for healing, strength and sustaining grace for those within/outwith our congregation who are struggling with ill health issues (whether physical or mental).

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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