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Weekly Bulletin – 26 June 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 26th June 2022

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: “Sins of the saints” based on Acts 4:32-5:11. Abi Ngunga will be preaching. This service will include Communion. If you are joining in online, please have your juice/wine & bread ready.

6:30PM: Message 1: “You shall have no other gods”. Steve Holmes will be preaching.

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:

TODAY:
Rooted & Impact are now off for the summer & will resume in the new school year. For more information on other summer youth events, contact Ethan & Tamara by emailing rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

MONDAY:
Alpha Course: 7-8:30PM @ the St David’s Centre & online. Last session this week.

TUESDAY:
OMF Prayer Group: 10:30AM at the Wray’s.

WEDNESDAY:

Sanctuary Mental Health Course: 2:30PM in St David’s Centre. Session 4: Recovery.

Being the 5th Wednesday of the month, there is no prayer meeting this week.

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

Postgrad & Young adults: 6:30PM at the Rowe’s.

Undergrad/Young Adults Home Group: 7PM at the Knudson’s. Contact students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more info.

Book group: 8PM at the Wray’s to discuss ‘Evidence not see’ by Darlene Deibler Rose.

FRIDAY:
Stitch & Blether: 10AM-12NOON in the Fellowship Room. All welcome to share in fellowship, tea, coffee, cakes & crafts.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9AM on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:

10AM: “Reactions to the Gospel” based on Acts 5:12-42. Ethan Knudson will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 2: “You shall not make for yourself an idol”. Clayton Mills will be preaching.

NOTICES:

Christian Aid Week 2022: A big thank you to everyone for your support in whatever way during Christian Aid week this year. Across the whole town a sum of £7,575 was raised for drought mitigation projects in Zimbabwe.

THE SANCTUARY COURSE is designed to raise awareness & open up conversations in local churches regarding mental health. It looks at psychological, social, & theological aspects through film, art & discussion. In keeping with our vision priorities, we plan to run this 8 week course on Wednesday afternoons this summer, commencing 1st June. If you would like to attend, or wish more information, please speak to Jane Harrison or Fiona Barnard. (Initial numbers will be limited).

Return of Kilombero Rice!: Following a break over lockdown, Fair Trade products are returning to SABC! In the next few weeks a small Fair Trade corner will pop up in the fellowship room, with Kilombero rice being the main focus. If you remember, one sack of rice (which is 90 packs) pays for a child to be educated at secondary school in Malawi for 1 year. And it’s delicious high quality rice too. As a church we have completed the rice challenge 3 times! To buy anything, please help yourself & put payment into the church offering (cash or card). Prices will be displayed, but the rice has had to go up in price to £3.50. If you don’t have card or cash on you, just put it in next week. 

If you have registered as a potential sponsor for a Ukrainian refugee, or wish to help refugees accommodated locally in other practical ways (e.g. befriending, help with English) please let Jane Harrison know, or email pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk. Thank you.

Christian Summer Camp: Romania: This summer, as in previous summers, Mihai hopes to take a group of teenagers (some not in any church) for a 4 day Christian camp. Each place costs £45, for everything. Many of the children live in difficult circumstances & this is a wonderful way to witness to them. Mihai does follow up classes /sports etc for all the children. If you feel you can help towards sending as many children as possible, please contact Matthew (our treasurer), or myself. Thank you very much. Allyson McGregor 

PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK:

Today: Ask the Lord to give us joy to extol him with all our hearts in the assembly as we meet for worship & service today.

Monday: Pray for all those who preach that they may speak God’s word with great boldness.

Tuesday:Pray for all our church prayer meeting, that we may gather with a readiness to pray.

Wednesday: Pray for the Lord to stretch out His hand to heal & perform miraculous signs & wonders among us & through us as a church in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Thursday:Pray for those who are single, whether through choice or through force of circumstance. Ask the Lord to show us what we might do to ensure our fellowship provides an inclusive family.

Friday: Pray for the spiritual & numeric growth within the Church.

Saturday: Think of at least one mission partner & pray for encouragement & that the Lord may continue to strengthen them.

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 10:00AM, in-person & online, & includes creche & Beacons Kids’ provision. The evening service starts at 6:30PM, in-person & online.

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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