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Weekly Bulletin – 28 January 2024

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:
this week is a pulpit swap and Jim Cronin of Vineyard will be preaching on “Seek first the kingdom of God” based on Matthew 6:19-34. This is also a Communion Service. If you are joining us online, please have your wine/juice and bread ready.
There will be a Special Collection during the Communion Service which be given to Pilgrim Care St Andrews Parish Nursing Project. Pilgrim Care St Andrews Parish Nurse serves the elderly of St Andrews and District. This ministry is conducted in cooperation with Parish Nursing Ministries(UK), a national charity. Based in the local church community, parish nurses support people towards whole person healthcare. Whether it’s simply giving moral support during a medical crisis – giving general health advice – “signposting” people to various support or medical services – praying for people – clarifying medical procedures or issues, etc – or simply listening (which they do an awful lot of!) – they focus on the person, rather than just a specific medical condition.
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His grace” based on Hebrews 4:14-16.
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:

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers:
10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Staff meeting: 1pm.
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!
Prayer meeting: 7:30pm in the Fellowship Room.

THURSDAY:
Postgrad and Young Adults:
6:30pm at the Rowes’.

FRIDAY:
Stitch and Blether: 10am-12 noon in the Fellowship Room. All welcome to share in fellowship, tea, coffee, cakes and crafts.
Family Home Group: 4:30pm in the Fellowship Room. Contact the Paulus for more info (paulus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk).

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:
10am:
Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “A great concern” based on Romans 9:1-5.
6:30pm: Join us for our “Praise and Prayer Service”.

NOTICES:
New Bible Study for mums of young children: starts on Friday 9th February at 10am in the Fellowship Room – cake provided! Volunteers for the crèche very welcome.

Awake Soup: We are looking for a few more people to join the team of soup chefs for Awake this term! If you would enjoy cooking soup for 25-30 students on a Wednesday once or twice this term, please contact Ethan or Tamara at students@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.

We would like to open up submissions for the first 2024 edition of our church newsletter, to be printed in February. Anyone who would like to submit an article or dates for the newsletter, please send them to newsletter@standrewsbaptist.org.uk by 9 February 2024 at 5pm.

WANTED – Spare Garden Canes: St Andrews Churches Eco Network has made a successful application to The Woodland Trust for tree saplings sufficient to establish a native species hedgerow against the post-and-wire fence at the woodland end of Western Cemetery. It may become necessary to guard them against damage from rabbits. We have the guards, but if you have any spare canes Rosalind Hine would be glad to hear from you!

Community Eco Fair: Saturday 03/02, 14:00-16:00, St Mark’s Church. With stalls from various local environmental groups and organisations, including St Andrews Churches Eco Network. There will be opportunities to purchase eco-friendly foods and goods, participate in skill-share sewing workshop, make bird boxes, learn more about e-bikes and lots of other advice and information. NEF Community Hub will be there with pre-loved goods, knitting and crafts, along with the Eco Hub and Transition St Andrews. St Mark’s will be raising money for Mwandi Mission Hospital in Zambia through well-stocked book, jewellery, white elephant and golf stalls. So, remember to bring some cash! There will also be a quiet space for prayer and reflection. Please spread the word, bring your friends and help to make it a great community event!

Can you spare 2 hours a fortnight (or more!)? Enjoy arts, crafts, walks on the beach and having fun? Families First are looking for new volunteers (18+) to support local children and families with additional support needs, and they’d love you to join their happy team! Find out more at their training day on Saturday 3 February 10am-4pm. Contact oa@familiesfirststandrews.org.uk for more details.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR JANUARY:
Sunday: Give thanks to God for all His goodness to us throughout 2023.
Monday:
Pray that the eyes of those who suffer spiritual blindness may be opened so that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God.
Tuesday: Pray for God’s Word to dwell in us richly as we teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as we sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to God.
Wednesday: Pray for those who preach, that God may open a door for their God-given message and that they proclaim the mystery of Christ not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.
Thursday: Pray that each one of us in the church may not be wise in our own eyes, but that we may fear the Lord and shun evil.
Friday:
Pray that each one of us in the church may trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding. Pray that in all our ways we may acknowledge Him.
Saturday: Pray that we may each be hungry for God’s Word and that we may each grow in and by it.

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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