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Weekly Bulletin – 23 April 2023

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 23rd April 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)

THIS SUNDAY:
10AM,All started with prayer and fasting”, based on Acts 13:1-12. Paulus de Jong will be preaching. This service will include Communion.

6:30PM,God at work in the world”. Jiale will be preaching.

6:30–8:00PM:Rooted & Impact youth groups. For more details & to sign up for Rooted (P7–62) contact Ethan & Tamara rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk, for Impact (S3–S6) contact Matthew at matthewjcgraham@gmail.com

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:

Home groups this week: for more information contact Angus Ross at angus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk or find a pastor after the service.

MONDAY:
Ladies bible study group: Studying the life of Moses. Contact Judy Wray for more information.

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers: 10-11:30AM in the Fellowship Room

Sanctuary Mental Health Course: 12:15-1:45PM in the Fellowship Room

Balnacarron service: 2:30PM

THURSDAY:
Hope @ the Hub: 1:30PM at the St David’s Centre.

Postgrad and young adults: 6:30PM at the Rowe’s.

Awake is now off for the summer holiday. If you would be interested in a summer student group, please get in touch with Ethan and Tamara on students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

SATURDAY:
Prayer meeting:
9AM on Zoom.

Stained glass exhibition and sale: 10AM-4PM in the Fellowship Room.

NEXT SUNDAY:

10AM,All prayer for mission (part 1)”, based on Romans 15:14-33. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30PM, Joint worship service with Cornerstone Church.

NOTICES:

Sanctuary Mental Health Course: Wednesdays 12:15-1:45PM starting on 26th April 2023. The Sanctuary Course aims to “raise awareness and reduce stigma by starting conversations about mental health in church communities”. Each session includes video testimony from Christians who have lived experience of various mental health challenges, together with expert commentary on social, psychological and theological aspects of mental health. There is opportunity to discuss the issues raised, and to consider the implications for us as part of the body of Christ. The prayer of Psalm 42 features throughout. Previous participants have said: ‘ very informative and a real eye-opener’; ‘I was already aware of the stigma attached to mental health issues, but am more convinced than ever that this needs to be addressed’; ‘I learned quite a few new things that are not only useful for my role as pastoral visitor, but for life in general as well. I can highly recommend it’. **If you would like to join us, or wish further information, please speak to Jane Harrison (jane@standrewsbaptist.org.uk)**

Exhibition and Sale of Stained Glass: Saturday 29th April 10AM-4PM in the Fellowship Room. A special exhibition and sale of recent work by Tony Jeavons. All proceeds to be donated to support the work of Families First. A wide variety of pieces on display. Entry free. Refreshments available.

Exam Prayer Timetables: one of the ways we love to support the students in our church is in prayer as they sit their examinations each term! If you would like to be prayed for, please email students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk with the dates and subjects of your final exams and assignments and we will add you to the calendar. Last year the document was viewed more than 150 times—that’s a lot of prayer!

Transport Ministry: It is sometimes difficult to get to health care appointments, and this can bring added stress when facing health concerns.  Help may be found within the church family – did you know that we have a list of drivers who are willing to be asked to help out? So, if you are anticipating an appointment and are unsure how to get there, we may be able to help you. Contact the coordinator through pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk. If you are a driver who is willing to be contacted by the coordinator (without obligation), please speak to Jane Harrison or email pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk. **Please note that this is not a taxi service, nor an ambulance service, but simply a way of helping to match those in need with church friends and family who may be able to assist with transport**

Coffee Cup Fridays: Fridays 10-11:30AM in St Mark’s Church (opposite the bus station). Join us for tea, coffee and biscuits and a warm space.

Baptist Union of Scotland get-together, Canopy 2023: Saturday 3rd June. You can now book your tickets! There is a fantastic programme lined up, with main sessions and seminar options for teaching, worship, prayer and growth. We also have all age kids and youth programmes, plus space for you to picnic with friends, old and new! Find out all the details on the website: https://scottishbaptist.com/canopy/

Study and Sing—Workshops and worship: 13th May 2023, 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Laidlaw Music Centre, Queens Terrace, St Andrews, KY16 9QF. Web link: https://events.st-andrews.ac.uk/events/rscm-sing-the-psalms-day/  This workshop will be run by Dr Jane Pettegree , to celebrate and explore repertoire of the psalms, from plainsong to contemporary praise song arrangements, including the metrical traditions which are so important to Scottish worship traditions. There is a small cost payable on the day to cover a resource pack and tea/coffee/biscuits – £12 to members of RSCM affiliated churches, £15 non-members. (Lunch not provided). Please email to register interest in advance, for printing and planning (jkp1@st-andrews.ac.uk.)

From the treasurer: If you are a UK tax payer, then giving by Gift Aid allows SABC to claim an additional 25p from the HMRC for every £1 you donate. Last year, Gift Aid additional claims made up approximately 15% of StABC’s income. If you are a higher rate taxpayer then you will also be able to reclaim income tax personally on your gift. The process is very easy and you do not have to decide in advance how much you want to give. For more information, please contact Matt treasurer@standrewsbaptist.org.uk or speak to a Deacon who can arrange a form for you.

PRAYERS FOR APRIL:

Sunday: Give thanks for the last Church Meeting, the decisions that were made and those who joined the church as members. Pray that the Lord continues to direct and guide as we journey together as one body, that our church makes sense of the Gospel for those we come into contact with.

Monday: Give thanks for the new faces that come through our church doors every Sunday. Pray that we may continue to be a welcoming church and that people feel like it is their home.

Tuesday:Give thanks for the appointment of the new First Minister and pray for him and the candidates who were not elected. Keep making intercessions for “all those in authority,” especially our Christian sisters/brothers in Christ who are serving (or seeking to serve) and bless the wider society through participation in politics.

Wednesday: Pray for all the services during the Holy Week, Easter Sunday and beyond. Pray for the strengthening of our faith and the increase in people coming to know Jesus in our church family, our town and across our land.

Thursday: Pray for Bill Coppedge and family – for their safe travels as they join us next month to hold the Bible Storytelling training. Pray that we may learn and be inspired by this training.

Friday: Pray for our neighbouring Baptist churches (Cupar Baptist Church and Coastline Community Church) as each starts a new chapter of ministry. Pray for guidance, direction and wisdom.

Saturday: Pray for a New Expression of Church. In particular, pray for the birth of prophetic imagination among us and the rising up of the key (young) leaders and courageous members to take risks for the kingdom.

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 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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