St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin
Sunday 22nd October 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)
10am, “Good News: paradise lost, paradise regained”, based on Romans 5:12-21. Abi Ngunga will be preaching. This service will include Communion so please have your juice/wine and bread ready if you are joining us online.
Baptist Football: 3pm. Chat to Benjamin Wang or Kevin Chow for more details!
6:30pm, “Waiting on God: unity”, based on Matt. 18:15-20 and Psalm 130:6.David Harrison will be preaching.
Rooted (P7–S2) and Impact (S3–S6) Youth Groups: 6:30-8pm every Sunday evening. Parents email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up!
THIS WEEK’S DIARY:
Home Groups this week: contact Angus Ross (email@example.com) or talk to a pastor after the service.
ABC Toddlers: 10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Balnacarron Service: 2:30pm.
Awake Undergraduate and Young Adult Group: 18:30-20:30 at the Knudsons’ home. Speak to Ethan or Tamara or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Postgrad and young adults: 6:30pm at the Rowes’.
Canopy Autumn National Prayer Gathering: 7:30pm in the Fellowship Room.
Prayer Meeting: 9am on Zoom.
Curry & Quiz Night: 6:30pm in St Andrews Bowling Club.
10am, “The Prayer of the Saints”, based on Revelation 5:1-10. Malcolm Lyon will be preaching.
6:30pm, Joint Worship Service with Cornerstone and Kingdom Vineyard.Abi Ngunga will be leading.
Transport Ministry: If you are struggling to get to church, or to healthcare appointments, email email@example.com, and we will do our best to help.
Come and lend a hand!: On Saturday 21st October 10.30-12.30 there’s a fun workshop for all the church family in the fellowship room. The idea is for us all to ‘have a hand’ in creating a piece of artwork for the church. No special skills required! All materials provided + drinks and cakes! For more information contact Ruth Jeavons.
CURRY & QUIZ NIGHT: Saturday 28th October, 6.30-9.30pm @ St Andrews Bowling Club!!: Come and join us for a great evening of food and fun. Good opportunity for family and friends to hear a short Gospel talk. The event is FREE To book please see Peter or Philippa.
Call for Deacon nominations: in preparation for the Annual Church Meeting on Wednesday 29th November 2023, please note that Benjy Wang (the recently Co-opted Deacon and Treasurer) is eligible for election. Please send any nominations after seeking agreement from the Candidate to Church Secretary by 12th November 2023. Eldership: Jane Harrison has completed 9years service and will retire at the ACM. Clayton Rowe has resigned eldership due to other responsibilities. Angus Ross has served 6 years and is eligible for re-election to a further 3 year term. Please note that only elders may nominate individuals as candidates for eldership.
We are very grateful to Ethan and Tamara Knudson for the huge contribution they make to student and young people’s work in and through the church. When they started, they had a goal of organising the ministry so that it would be able to continue mostly with volunteers rather than depend on salaried staff. Tamara has already moved from the staff team to work with Bible Project, and Ethan has now decided to step back from the staff team too, at the end of October. This reflects their success in setting up a robust foundation for the work. We are immensely thankful that both Tamara and Ethan will continue to lead Awake for the upcoming year: Awake has made an excellent start. Ethan and Tamara will also lead Rooted for the remainder of the year, providing input into wider young people’s work. Please pray with thanksgiving for Tamara’s and Ethan’s service and pray too for guidance as they discern God’s will for their future.
Romania: Clothes and Items: There will be one final shipment of items to Mihai’s charity. Allyson has items stored from earlier this year and if anyone has good quality and clean, unstained items which they would like to send with the last shipment please deliver them to the car port, 29 Irvine Cres by the end of Oct. and they will be included. Thank you to everyone, including extended family and friendship groups who have been so faithful in giving over the years.
Families First Autumn Coffee Morning: Saturday 28 October 10–12 noon in the Fellowship Room. Donations of baking may be brought to the Fellowship Room from 8am on the day. Please include a label with a list of all the ingredients.
“For the beauty of the earth, for the beauty of the skies”: this is the season when we particularly give thanks for creation and all good things around us! To celebrate, the St Andrews Churches Eco Network (STACEN) invites you to send them your photos of nature in all its glory at this time of year! They can be snapshots taken on your phone of anything which has inspired you or lifted your spirit! Please email Lorna Hutcheon: firstname.lastname@example.org with contributions which will then be posted anonymously onto our St Andrews Churches Eco Network Facebook page. Children’s contributions, or photos which children have helped with, are welcome to be sent via parents’ email, adding a caption and child’s age if you wish. They look forward to receiving your pictures and hope you enjoy getting out and about to take them!
Canopy Autumn: 27 & 28 October 2023. Another brilliant opportunity to gather for prayer, learning and fellowship, both locally and online. You can now explore all the details of the programme on the BUS website: www.scottishbaptist.com/canopyautumn. You can find out about our guest keynote speaker, Carmen Imes; the variety of seminar options; meet our fantastic range of contributors, and enjoy a short video from Martin Hodson, BUS General Director, inviting us to gather in our local churches for the Friday evening National Prayer Gathering. Canopy Autumn will also include two online sessions on the morning of Saturday 28 October which people will be able to access wherever they are, providing the option to gather again in churches or participate from home.
PRAYER ITEMS FOR OCTOBER:
Sunday: Give thanks for the Lord’s presence with you in hard times, and pray for those going through the storms of life right now.
Monday: Pray for the ministry of Friends International in general and in St Andrews in particular as they engage in building friendship, evangelism, discipleship and mission. Pray for their leaders here.
Tuesday: Pray for the work of other Christian organisations (CU, UCCF, Fusion, etc.) that seek to reach out or equip churches for reaching out to Students.
Wednesday: Pray for justice for those detained in oppressive regimes across the world today for the sake of the Gospel, perhaps without charge or proper legal representation, and for those with authority over them. Pray that truth would prevail and the gospel flourish through the faithful witness of the people of God.
Thursday: Pray for Malcolm and Carrie and their ministry with Arab World Media that seeks to see mature, multiplying churches among all Muslim peoples of the Arab world. Pray for God to continue to work as they connect people with the gospel, engage them personally and disciple them to depend on God.
Friday: Pray for the growth of the Church in St Andrews, both spiritually and numerically.
Saturday: Pray for peace in the ongoing war in Ukraine. Pray for all the churches, particularly those on the ground who are demonstrating the love of Jesus in many practical ways. Pray for those who are contributing to relief aid and supporting refugees in our nation and across Europe.
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 email@example.com (or leave a message on the church answer machine, 01334 472285) (by Wednesday 6PM)
ST ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH
is a registered charity in Scotland, no. SC008794