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Weekly Bulletin – 21 August 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 21st August 2022

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:

10AM: “First called Christians” based on Acts 11: 19-30. Clay Rowe will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 9: “You shall not give false testimony”. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

This week’s diary:

Home groups this week. Contact a home group leader for more info.

Today: Rooted & Impact are off for the summer & will resume in the new school year.

Wednesday: Sanctuary Mental Health Course: 2:30PM in St David’s Centre. Session 8: Reflection

Thursday: Hope @ the Hub: 1:30PM in the St David’s Centre.

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

Saturday: Prayer Meeting: 9AM on Zoom.

Next Sunday:

10AM: “Persecution & progress” based on Acts 12: 1-25. Abi Ngunga will be preaching. This service will include Communion.

6:30PM: Message 10: “You shall not covet”. Angus Ross will be preaching.


The next Quarterly Church Meeting is on Wednesday 7th September 2022 at 7:30PM on Zoom. Papers are available today and have also been sent out in the weekend email.

Blending in Diegesis: Public lecture & Workshop with Mark Turner, Professor of Cognitive Science. 6-7 September in the University of St Andrews, addressing questions like: What happens in the human mind when a story is heard or read? How can cognitive science help in the study of ancient narrative, especially biblical narrative? For more info contact Elizabeth Shively.

If you have registered as a potential sponsor for a Ukrainian refugee, or wish to help refugees accommodated locally in other practical ways (e.g. befriending, help with English) please let Jane Harrison know, or email Thank you.

Age Matters: – Have you ever wondered how you will deal with some or all of these ?

  • Practical things to make life easier
  • Regrets and your legacy
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Household finance, on-line 
  • Legal things such as power of attorney, wills
  • Getting out and about: travel, cars, shopping etc
  • Moving on: caring for someone, at home, care homes, moving etc

AGE MATTERS is a programme of 10 sessions starting on Wednesday 14th September in the Fellowship Room (9.30-12.30). It seeks to give reassurance, information and on-going mutual support. AGE MATTERS will look to use your experience and knowledge as part of the programme as well as visiting people with expertise. To join us or for more details please pick up a leaflet in Church, contact us by Email at or by phone 07786 961218. Chris & Marilyn Harris

Families First will be celebrating their 21st Anniversary this year! The celebrations begin on the 26 September & run for 2 weeks. In the lead up to their AGM on the 29 September (7-9pm, University of St Andrews School of Medicine) they are looking for 21 people to give them a short statement (& picture if you wish) about the difference Families First made to you, or a special memory you have of them. Let FF know if you would be willing to give them a story & submit it by the 19 August, so they can prepare them for Facebook. FF will also be holding their inaugural Friends of Families First meeting on the 05 October (10AM–12PM, SABC Fellowship Room). They are looking for lots of people to become Friends of Families First to support their work in any way they can. For more info contact

Prayers for the week:

Today: Give thanks to God for all His goodness & faithfulness in our lives, both as individuals & a church corporately, over the last week.

Monday: Pray for God’s presence, guidance & leading in all we will do & will be as a church this week.

Tuesday:Pray for students who are preparing to join St Andrews, that those who are Christians may find a welcoming Christian community where they will flourish, & those without faith yet may have a life changing encounter with the Lord.

Wednesday: Give thanks to God for the various ministries within the church & pray particularly for the children’s ministry & for all those who work in it.

Thursday:Pray for healing, strength & peace for those suffering with various physical & mental illnesses.

Friday: Pray for all those in authority that we may live peaceful & quiet lives in all godliness & holiness.

Saturday: Pray for our sister church in Alexandria, Romania that its members may continue to be salt & light to their given communities.

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 10:00AM, 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 (or leave a message on the church answer machine, 01334 472285) (by Wednesday 6PM)
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