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Weekly Bulletin – 24 March 24

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: Angus Ross will be preaching on “Total Consecration” based on Romans 12:1-2. This service will include Communion and there will be a Special Collection for Young Life during the service.
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His love for others” based on John 13:1-17.
6-30-8pm: Rooted (P7–S2) and Impact (S3–S6) Youth Groups. Parents email rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk or impact@cornerstonestandrews.org for details and to sign up!

THIS WEEK’S DIARY|HOLY WEEK:
Holy Week services:
“The Death of Jesus Christ and what He accomplished.” (Isaiah 52:13—53:112)

MONDAY:
Holy Week Service:
7:30-8:15pm in the Fellowship Room. “A man who almost seems subhuman” (Isa 52:13-15).

TUESDAY:
Holy Week Service: 7:30-8:15pm in the Fellowship Room. “A man of sorrows” (Isaiah 53:1-3).

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers: 10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Balnacarron Service: 2:30pm
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!
Holy Week Service: 7:30-8:15pm in the Fellowship Room. “His substitutionary and voluntary death” (Isaiah 53:4-9).

THURSDAY:
Postgrad and Young Adults: 6:30pm at the Rowes’.
Holy Week Service: 7:30-8:15pm in the Fellowship Room. “His satisfied death” (Isaiah 53:10-12) + Communion.

FRIDAY:
Holy Week Service: Good Friday with the kids, 10am in the Fellowship Room.
Holy Week Service: 4pm, Ecumenical Good Friday Pilgrimage walk – way of the cross, starting at St Mary’s.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY – EASTER SUNDAY:
10am:
Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “Christ and anyone in Him will never die again!” based on Romans 6:1-11. This service will include Baptism.
6:30pm: Easter Praise Celebration with Fife BUS Churches in Glenrothes Baptist Church.

NOTICES:
Sanctuary Mental Health Course: We hope to run this course again, as it has been well received by those who have attended previously. In a small group over 8 sessions we will look at various aspects of mental health within the context of Christian faith. If you would be interested in attending, or wish to know more, please speak to Jane Harrison or email jane@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.

Our church vision focus for 2024 is ‘Growing in and by the word of God’. A further help that some may not be aware of is a series of weekly questions from the Sunday morning sermon. Some of the home groups use these in their gatherings. If you would find this a helpful resource for your personal study please contact Angus at angus.ross@gmail.com and he will add your name to the list of recipients.

We have an opportunity this summer of partnering with Mihai in Romania and our friends at ISF (International Sports Federation) to help run a children’s multi-sport camp, with opportunities for bible teaching. We anticipate there being between 100-125 children from Calarasi. The dates are 22nd-30th June. No specific sporting skills are required just enthusiasm and a desire to introduce children to Jesus. If you are interested in helping, please contact Peter or Philippa Cook in person or via email.

Olexandr Konovalov’s colleague from the University of St Andrews is looking for someone registered under the “Homes for Ukraine” scheme and willing to host her friends from Kyiv (a mother and her 17-year old son). For further details, please contact Olexandr.

Transept 2024 Arts Exhibition ‘(a)void’: Transept is holding its annual multimedia art exhibition from 5-10 April at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Queens Terrace, St Andrews, KY16 9QF). This year’s theme is an artistic exploration into the realm of absence. Through a wide array of mediums, artists investigate the depths of darkness, emptiness, and the unknown. This exhibition examines the ways in which we embrace or evade the voids in our lives.
Opening Event: 5 April, 7:30pm.
Gallery Hours: 6-10 April, Sat-Sun: 12-5pm, Mon-Wed: 12-3pm
Special Performances: 6 April 5pm & 7 April 6pm
All events are free and open to the public. For more info, please see: https://karleerene.wixsite.com/transept

PRAYER ITEMS FOR MARCH:
Sunday: Give thanks to God for His goodness and faithfulness over the last months. Pray for His sufficient grace and guidance each day that comes before us.
Monday: Pray for hunger for God’s word and that it may dwell richly in our hearts as we listen to it, meditate on it and apply it.
Tuesday: Pray for open doors and guidance as we seek to implement our church vision for reaching out to the neighbouring towns and villages.
Wednesday: Pray for all the events around Easter and the Easter day itself that as people of hope we may be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks us to give the reason for the hope we have in Christ.
Thursday: Pray for folks living in care homes, for their families, carers, and staff. Pray for the continued Christian witness towards them. Also, pray for strength for those who are becoming frail among us.
Friday: Pray for all those in our fellowship who are seeking for a job.
Saturday: Pray for all our mission partners – both local and overseas.

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)

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