St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin
Sunday 24th September 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: the whole world needs it”, based on Romans 3:9-20. Christa Lyth will be preaching. This service will include Communion. Have your juice/wine and bread ready if you are joining us online.
A special offering will be collected TODAY at the Communion service and will be given to The Squeeze Charity.
6:30pm, “Waiting on God: determination”, based on Luke 18:1-8 and Psalm 31:24. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.
Rooted (P7–S2) and Impact (S3–S6) Youth Groups: 18:30-20:00 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.
Families First Open Day: 2-5pm in the Fellowship Room.
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 Knudson’s home. Speak to Ethan or Tamara or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Postgrad and young adults: 6:30pm at the Rowe’s
Prayer Meeting: 9am on Zoom.
NEXT SUNDAY – HARVEST SUNDAY:
10am, “Good News: the heart of it”, based on Romans 3:20-26. Steve Holmes will be preaching.
6:30pm, Praise and Prayer evening. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.
St Mark’s Messy Church and St Andrews Churches Eco Network warmly invite everyone to their joint Harvest Thanksgiving worship in the stretch tent at St Andrews Botanic Garden, Sunday 24th September at 3pm. Please bring with you one piece of fruit or veg to lay on the Harvest table as an act of thanksgiving. They look forward to seeing you there and hope you enjoy the activities, worship and snacks as everyone meets together to celebrate God’s creation and provision.
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.
Church Locks: If you need to be able to unlock the church in future, you should now have received notice of how to do that. You can try out this access on the rear side door. The front side door lock will also be replaced on October 1st and will operate in the same way. Please return metal keys to Ian Docherty. Questions can be directed to Ken Cochran or Clayton Mills. Please see the instructions on the door (or this video https://youtube.com/shorts/yYGczFMaydk?feature=share).
“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!
Book Launch: 7:30pm, 03/10/23, at St Andrews Bowling Club, Pipeland Road. “Not so with you: Power and Leadership for the Church”, edited by Mark Stirling. Join the editors and contributors for an evening of discussion about the use and misuse of power in the church. Books will be available at a reduced price of £14 (rrp £26). For more info see: www.chalmersinstitute.org
Just Transition in Transport—Have your say: Monday 25th September 2023, 7pm-8pm on Zoom. St Andrews Churches Eco Network and Eco-Congregation Scotland invite you to have your say on Just Transition to a fairer, greener Scotland. We need to hear your views and help shape the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Plan in Transport which is being consulted on this month. No prior knowledge is necessary, but please have a look if you would like to find out more in the resources available online: https://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/just-transition
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 SEPTEMBER:
Sunday: Pray for Josh & Lindy from our church, as they reach out through disciple-making to the unreached people groups in Nepal.
Monday: Pray for the unreached in Nepal, and elsewhere in the world, for the Lord both to send out workers to them and to prepare the hearts of the unreached to receive the message that the Lord has given to His workers.
Tuesday: Pray for the Christian teachers in our schools; for patience, protection and wisdom in dealing with the various challenges they face daily as they carry out their work wholeheartedly.
Wednesday: Pray for the newly baptised, for their witness and your witness, where they/you are “scattered” each week.
Thursday: Pray for those who are suffering for the sake of “the Name of Jesus” (Acts 5:41).
Friday: Pray for new and returning students as they start their studies here in St Andrews. Pray that they may meet, learn and/or know Christ better during their time here besides their aim of getting a good education.
Saturday: Pray for the Good News to powerfully transform individuals and our communities.
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