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Weekly Bulletin – 22 January 2023

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 22nd January 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 (; for access, see details at the bottom of this bulletin)

This Sunday:
Prayer: seeing the just & reigning God”, based on Psalms 11-12. Paulus de Jong will be preaching. This service will include Communion. If you are joining us online, please have your juice/wine & bread ready.

18:30, “Praise & Prayer evening”. Abi Ngunga will be leading. This service is not available online

This week’s diary:

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

A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) continues until Wednesday – see more details below.

Rooted & Impact Youth Groups
: 6:30–8:00PM. For more details & to sign up for Rooted (P7–62) contact Ethan & Tamara, for Impact (S3–S6) contact Matthew at

WPCU Meeting:
17:30 in St Andrews Episcopal Church

WPCU Meeting:
17:30 in St Leonard’s Church

WPCU Meeting:
17:30 in St Salvator’s Church

Newsletter deadline: Wednesday 25th January. Please send items to Carol Evans (email

Hope @ the Hub:
13:30 in the St David’s Centre.

Postgrad & Young adults: restarting on 19/01/23 & meeting at 18:30 at the Rowe’s.

Awake Undergraduate Gathering: Awake will be starting up again on Thursday of week 2 (26 January). Looking forward to a great semester ahead studying Psalms together!

Prayer Meeting:
09:00 on Zoom.

Next Sunday

10:00,Prayer: trusting in God’s unfailing love”, based on Psalm 13. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

18:30, “God at work in the world”. Eilidh Cook will be leading.


A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) runs till Wednesday 25/01/23.

Monday 23/01: 17:30 in St Andrews Episcopal Church

Tuesday 24/01: 17:30 in St Leonard’s Church

Wednesday 25/01: 17:30 in St Salvator’s Church

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 11:30AM-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.

St Andrews Churches Eco Network (STACEN) has a stall at St Mark’s Eco Fair, Saturday 4th February 1-4PM. Browse stalls from a dozen local groups  aiming to help us tread the Earth more lightly: buy Fairtrade goods, build a birdbox, repair an item, participate in the Active Way local travel consultation, perhaps garden a little differently in 2023. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

The Christian Union is holding its Events Week 28/01 to 3/02 & their theme is ‘Tomorrow’. This years theme will confront ideas of how the world is broken & where we wish we could make changes for a better tomorrow.

Saturday 28/01: set up & ceilidh

Monday 30/01 (Equality): Free lunch & talk, Mark Drama in the evening

Tuesday 31/01 (Suffering): Free lunch & talk, evening talk from Gospel of Mark

Wednesday 1/02 (Justice): Free lunch & talk, evening talk from Gospel of Mark

Thursday 2/02 (Hope): Free lunch & talk, evening talk from Gospel of Mark

Friday 3/02: First follow up session by doing the first study of Uncover Mark.

There will also be 3 dinners aimed at international students, as an ‘events week special’ of international cafe which we run normally. Alongside the evening talks there will be a gin & jazz night one night, a poetry & art night, & a dessert night. Please pray for the events during the CU’s busiest time of the year! Please pray for the speakers as they travel & speak, for the events coordinator as she coordinates logistics etc of the week, & be praying that many people would hear about Jesus! 

Energy bill discount: Over the winter many of us will receive a discount from the government to our energy bills. Some of us will need this help, & should accept it gratefully. Others may be able to afford the increased bills. In order to support those in our community facing hardship this winter, the church leadership would like to encourage those who do not need the discount to donate this amount to the Hardship Fund. If you feel called to support this ministry then please make a designated offering by the Offering Box or bank transfer, or speak to Matt ( 

Prayers for January:

Today: Pray for the Preaching ministry & preaching team of our church that the Lord may speak to us every time we gather to worship Him.

Monday: Pray for the Church leadership (elders, deacons, and staff) for vision & continued guidance.

Tuesday:Pray for our Mission partners.

Wednesday: Pray that we may see conversions, Baptisms, & Effective Discipleship among us.

Thursday: Pray for Pastoral Care & the pastoral care team for timely care, grace, strength, comfort & healing for those facing various struggles.

Friday: Pray for issues related to Social justice, climate change & creation care.

Saturday: Pray for our Local community, in particular this month, for Pilgrim Care & FFSA.

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 10:00, in-person & online, & includes creche & Beacons Kids’ provision. The evening service starts at 18:30.

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 18:00)
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