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Weekly Bulletin – 25 June 2023

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 25th June 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,A path of reverent fear”, based on Jeremiah 2-6. Abi Ngunga will be preaching. This service will include Communion. For those joining the service online, please have some juice/wine and bread ready.

6:30pm, “God at work in the world”. Fiona Barnard will be preaching with Caro Pineda.

Rooted & Impact youth groups: have finished for the summer and will resume in September. If you would like information about summer youth events, email rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:

Home Groups this week: contact Angus Ross (angus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk) or talk to a pastor after the service.

TUESDAY:

Summer student brunch at the Knudson’s. Email students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more info!

WEDNESDAY:

ABC Toddlers: finished for the summer holidays.

Sanctuary Mental Health Course: 12:15-1:45pm in the Fellowship Room. Session 8: ‘Reflection’.

THURSDAY:

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

Postgrad and young adults: 6:30pm at the Rowes’.

SATURDAY:

Prayer Meeting: 9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:

10am,A path of a closer walk with God”, based on Jeremiah 2-6. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30pm, “God at work around us”. David Harrison will be preaching.

NOTICES:

This year the St Andrews & District Christian Aid Week raised £8,435.64 for Christian Aid’s partner, Nandolo Farmers Association, supporting pigeon pea farmers in Malawi. Thank you to all who participated in whatever way! 

Student Accommodation Requests: During the summer we often receive requests from students regarding accommodation. If you are aware of any available flats or receive an accommodation request, please email students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk 

Cleaner needed: if you or anybody you know would be willing to undertake cleaning duties at the church (paid post, approx. 6 hours per week), please get in touch with David Maggs (davidm@standrewsbaptist.org.uk)

Christian Summer Camp, Romania: Mihai hopes to enable as many teenagers as possible to go to a four-day camp again this July. Many of the children live in difficult circumstances, (some do not attend any church), and this is a wonderful way to witness to them. Mihai knows all the children and will follow-up, through sports/Christian meetings. If you wish to support a child, the cost this year is £65. Please contact Matthew Thornton (working remotely) treasurer@standrewsbaptist.org.uk marking donations ‘Mihai, Camp’. Thank you.

Copies of the new Families First Newsletter are now available in the church (and you can find them on Facebook!)

Date for your diary: The Pilgrim Care AGM this year will be on the evening of Thursday 9th November at the St David’s Centre/Hub.

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**

‘It shouldn’t happen to a Minister!’: Saturday 8 July 2023, 3pm, St Leonard’s Parish Church, Hepburn Gardens, St Andrews. Very Rev Dr Russell Barr is an engaging raconteur. Come along and be entertained by his amusing stories of his experiences and encounters in ministry. Followed by tea and scones. Admission free, with a collection in support of the Church of Scotland appeal for the project of its partner church, National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, to rent homes for Syrians still homeless after February’s earthquake. 

From the treasurer: If you are a UK tax payer, then giving by Gift Aid allows SABC to claim an additional 25p from 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.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR MAY:

Sunday: Give thanks to God for the places that were prayed for during the week of Prayer and Fasting. Continue asking the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers into His harvest field.

Monday: Give thanks to God for our mission partner Anna Tarcza and for the Lord’s mission through her and through the work of YWAM. Pray for her and her colleagues as YWAM has been invited to train young people in Fiji.

Tuesday:Continue to pray for the effect of ministry of the Word of God in our church, our town and the Nation.

Wednesday: Pray for the Children’s Holiday Club here in St Andrews, coming up in August.

Thursday: Pray for Clay and his team, and the work of Young Life in Fife and the whole of Scotland.

Friday: Pray for healing, strength and sustaining grace for those within our congregation who are struggling with health issues (both physical and mental).

Saturday: Pray for people to come to faith, and for those who have come recently to Christ and were baptised, to continue to live in Christ, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith.

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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