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Weekly Bulletin – 21 April 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 (www.standrewsbaptist.org.uk; for access, see details at the bottom of this bulletin)

THIS SUNDAY:
10am: Clay Rowe will be preaching on “Relation to government” based on Romans 13:1-7.
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His joy for endurance” based on Hebrews 12:1-2.
6-30-8pm: Rooted (P7–S2) and Impact (S3–S6) Youth Groups: Parents email rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk or impact@cornerstonestandrews.org for details and to sign up!

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:
Home groups this week. Talk to a pastor after the service or contact Angus on angus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more information.

WEDNESDAY:
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 email students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

THURSDAY:
Postgrad and Young Adults:
6:30pm at the Rowes’.

FRIDAY:
Mums’ Bible Study:
10am-12 noon in the Fellowship Room.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:
10am: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “Relation to Christ’s return” based on Romans 13:8-14. This service will include Communion, so if you are joining us online, please have your wine/juice and bread ready.
6:30pm: Eric Foster-Whiddon will be preaching on “More of His increase in our lives” based on John 3:30.

NOTICES:
The next preaching leaflet is available for April to June 2024.

The Special Offering at the Communion service on Sunday 28th April will be for k2 – Kingdom 2000. k2 “wants to see children and young people in North East Fife exploring the Bible”. You can find out more about k2 by going to their website: www.k2northeastfife.com

Sanctuary Mental Health Course: We will be running this course commencing Thursday 9th May and then every Thursday until 4th July, 4.15pm in the Fellowship Room. This is an opportunity to think, chat, and learn together about mental health in the context of Christian faith. If you are interested in joining the course, or want to find out a bit more before deciding, please speak to Jane Harrison or email jane@standrewsbaptist.org.uk.

Transport Ministry: If you are struggling to get to church, or to healthcare appointments, email pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk, and we will do our best to help.

Our church vision focus for 2024 is ‘Growing in and by the word of God’. A further help that some may not be aware of is a series of weekly questions from the Sunday morning sermon. Some of the home groups use these in their gatherings. If you would find this a helpful resource for your personal study, please contact Angus at angus.ross@gmail.com and he will add your name to the list of recipients.

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.

Exam Prayer: We love to support students in prayer as they sit their exams! If you would like the church to pray for you, email Ethan and Tamara at students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk with the dates and subjects of your exams and final assignments and we will add you to the list! https://tinyurl.com/4xnmr3hn

Christian Aid Week May 12-18: Any volunteers to help with house to house collection that week in May? You are really needed! Please either speak to one of the Micah team or email micah@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church will have a focus on Caring for Creation on Rogation Sunday, which is traditionally associated with the blessing of the sowing season. We have a warm invitation from their Eco-group to join them afterwards: Sunday 5th May at 1pm. Bring your own picnic lunch to Boarhills village hall. Followed by a guided walk to Burnside Farm, the bluebell woods along the burn and on to the Coastal Path. We are urged to either car share, park in the village, or to take the No. 95 bus from Church Street at 12:38.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR APRIL:
Sunday: Give thanks to God for all the events that took place around Easter. Pray for an awakening or strengthening in those who heard the Easter story and the truth of its transformative power.
Monday: Continue praying for countries in conflicts and wars (Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Gaza, Haiti, Yemen, DRCongo, Rwanda, etc.) and countries affected by natural disasters (Taiwan). Pray for an end to hostilities and pray for God to reveal Himself to those affected.
Tuesday: Pray for our church vision; for reaching out to St Andrews and the neighbouring towns/villages. Pray for open doors and guidance as we listen and seek to implement God’s direction by His Spirit.
Wednesday: Pray for those who have recently been baptised; for protection against the schemes of the enemy and that they may continue to grow in Christlikeness. Pray for more people to encounter Jesus and give their lives to him and come forward for baptism.
Thursday: Give thanks to God for the church ministry in Balnacarron Care Home. Pray for folks living there and in other care homes, for their families, carers, and staff. Pray for strength for those who are becoming frail among us.
Friday: Pray for the students among us as they face deadlines, exams, and those leaving soon. Pray that they may know the Lord’s abiding presence and guidance.
Saturday: Pray for the Summer camp in Romania with Mihai and ISF, as well as the forthcoming Young Life Summer Slam in Tayport.

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 crèche & 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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