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Weekly Bulletin – 21 January 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:
Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “Only one thing is needed” based on Luke 10:38-42
6:30pm: Angus Ross will be preaching on “More of himself” based on Phil. 3:1-10.
Rooted (P7–S2) and Impact (S3–S6) Youth Groups: 6:30-8pm every Sunday evening. Parents email rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk or impact@cornerstonestandrews.org for details and to sign up!
* As we launch our 2024 Vision Focus TODAY, we are delighted to provide you with a booklet designed to point you to various resources which can help us engage with the Scriptures daily. The booklet has been sent out in the weekly email, and limited copies are available in the church.

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:
Home Groups this week: for more information please get in touch with Angus on angus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers: 10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service: 5:30pm in St Salvator’s Chapel.
Awake Undergraduate and Young Adult Group: 6:30-8:30pm at the Knudsons’ home. Speak to Ethan or Tamara or email students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more details!

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:
10am:
Jim Cronin of Vineyard will be preaching. This service will include Communion.
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His grace” based on Heb. 4:14-16.

NOTICES:
New Bible Study for mums of young children: starts on Friday 9th February at 10am in the Fellowship Room – cake provided! Volunteers for the crèche very welcome.

A special offering will be collected NEXT SUNDAY at the Communion service and will be given to Pilgrim Care St Andrews Parish Nursing Project. Pilgrim Care St Andrews’ Parish Nurse serves the elderly of St Andrews and District. This ministry is conducted in cooperation with Parish Nursing Ministries(UK), a national charity. Based in the local church community, parish nurses support people towards whole person healthcare. Whether it’s simply giving moral support during a medical crisis – giving general health advice – “signposting” people to various support or medical services – praying for people – clarifying medical procedures or issues, etc – or simply listening (which they do an awful lot of!) – they focus on the person, rather than just a specific medical condition.

Awake Soup: We are looking for a few more people to join the team of soup chefs for Awake this term! If you would enjoy cooking soup for 25-30 students on a Wednesday once or twice this term, please contact Ethan or Tamara at students@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.

Can you spare 2 hours a fortnight (or more!)? Enjoy arts, crafts, walks on the beach and having fun? Families First are looking for new volunteers (18+) to support local children and families with additional support needs, and they’d love you to join their happy team! Find out more at their information meeting on 22 January 5.30-6.30pm at the St Andrews Baptist church, or their training day on Saturday 3 February 10am-4pm. Contact oa@familiesfirststandrews.org.uk for more details.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR JANUARY:
Sunday: Give thanks to God for all His goodness to us throughout 2023.
Monday:
Pray that the eyes of those who suffer spiritual blindness may be opened so that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God.
Tuesday: Pray for God’s Word to dwell in us richly as we teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as we sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to God.
Wednesday: Pray for those who preach, that God may open a door for their God-given message and that they proclaim the mystery of Christ not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.
Thursday: Pray that each one of us in the church may not be wise in our own eyes, but that we may fear the Lord and shun evil.
Friday:
Pray that each one of us in the church may trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding. Pray that in all our ways we may acknowledge Him.
Saturday: Pray that we may each be hungry for God’s Word and that we may each grow in and by it.

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