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Weekly Bulletin – 28 August 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 28th August 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 (; for access, see details at the bottom of this bulletin)

This Sunday:

10AM: “Persecution & progress” based on Acts 12: 1-25. Abi Ngunga will be preaching. This service will include Communion. For those joining us online, please have some juice & bread ready.

6:30PM: Message 10: “You shall not covet”. Angus Ross will be preaching.

This week’s diary:

Today: Rooted & Impact: our youth groups will kick-off again on Sunday 11 September, 6:30–8:00PM. To sign up for Rooted (P7–62) email Ethan & Tamara

Wednesday: Sanctuary Mental Health Course: 2:30PM in St David’s Centre. Session 9: Looking forward

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

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

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: “Christ the prophet” based on Acts 3: 11-26. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30PM: The 10 Commandments: conclusion. Michael Lyons will be preaching.


The next Quarterly Church Meeting is on Wednesday 7th September 2022 at 7:30PM on Zoom. Papers are available today and have also been sent out in the weekend email.

Awake, our Undergrad/Young Adult groups, will begin on Thursday 15 September 6:30–8:30PM at the Baptist Church. Looking forward to seeing you then! Contact with any questions. 

Student Welcome: It’s the time of year again when we welcome new & returning students into our fellowship! If you are willing to host a group of students for lunch in your home on Sunday 18 September or to help prepare extra food for the all church picnic on Sunday 4 September, please contact Ethan & Tamara at 

Upcoming church lunches: Over the next few weeks we will have the joy of continuing our fellowship & sharing lunch together immediately following the morning service!

Sunday 4 September: Picnic at Cockshaugh park (BYO packed lunch)

Sunday 11 September: Lunch at St Mark’s (catered)

Sunday 18 September: Student lunches in homes

The latest sermon leaflet for September to December 2022 is now available.

Baptist Union of Scotland Job Opportunity: PA to General Director
The Baptist Union of Scotland is seeking an organised and energetic person to take on the role of Personal Assistant to the General Director. This is a wide-ranging administrative responsibility, working closely with the General Director, the Trustee Board and the Council of the Baptist Union. For more info contact 

Accommodation requests: Accommodation is becoming increasingly difficult to secure in town & we have received a number of requests from new students for help finding a room. If you know of a spare room or property available or of anyone looking for a place to live, please email Ethan & Tamara at so we can put people in contact with one another. 

Blending in Diegesis: Public lecture & Workshop with Mark Turner, Professor of Cognitive Science. 6-7 September in the University of St Andrews, addressing questions like: What happens in the human mind when a story is heard or read? How can cognitive science help in the study of ancient narrative, especially biblical narrative? For more info contact Elizabeth Shively.

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 Thank you.

Families First will be celebrating their 21st Anniversary this year! The celebrations begin on the 26 September & run for 2 weeks. In the lead up to their AGM on the 29 September (7-9pm, University of St Andrews School of Medicine) they are looking for 21 people to give them a short statement (& picture if you wish) about the difference Families First made to you, or a special memory you have of them. FF will also be holding their inaugural Friends of Families First meeting on the 05 October (10AM–12PM, SABC Fellowship Room). They are looking for lots of people to become Friends of Families First to support their work in any way they can. For more info contact

Prayers for the week:

Today: Give thanks to the Lord today for the freedom we have to worship Him as we see doors of churches & other places of worship open to welcome worshippers.

Monday: Praise God & thank Him for His promises at the beginning of this week as we hear him saying: “I will never leave you nor forsake you”.

Tuesday:Pray for your fellow believers as we all suffer in various ways. Pray that God will give us grace to bear our suffering, so that we might have a triumphant witness for the Lord.

Wednesday: Pray for those in prison who do not yet know the Lord, so that they may somehow be drawn to Him either through the witness of the chaplains to them, their fellow prisoners who are Christians, other Christian workers there, or other means.

Thursday:Pray for Christians who are put in prison only because they are Christians. Let’s pray for them as we would want them to pray for us if our situations were reversed.

Friday: Give thanks to God for all the children of our church & pray for them so that they continue to grow, not only in stature, but also in wisdom & finding favour with God & all people as Jesus grew.

Saturday: Pray for the numeric & spiritual growth of our church.

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 & 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.

Items for the bulletin:

Items for the bulletin should be emailed to (or leave a message on the church answer machine, 01334 472285) (by Wednesday 6PM)
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