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Weekly Bulletin – 3 July 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 3rd July 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: “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.

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

TUESDAY:
Elders Meeting: 7:30PM

WEDNESDAY:

Sanctuary Mental Health Course: is taking a 2week break. The next meeting (session 5) will be on Wednesday 20th July.

Prayer Meeting: 7:30PM

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

Pastoral Visitors Meeting: 2PM at the Glasgow’s.

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.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9AM on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:

10AM: “The first ministers” based on Acts 6:1-15. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 3: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord”. Tyler Hoagland will be preaching. This service will include Communion.

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.

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 (3 places now covered): This summer, as in previous years, Mihai hopes to take 10 teenagers, some not in any church, for a 4-day Christian camp. Each place costs £45. Many of the children live in difficult circumstances & this is a wonderful way to witness to them. Mihai does follow-up, through sports /community meetings. If you wish to support this outreach please contact Matthew Thornton (treasurer@standrewsbaptist.org.uk) or Allyson McGregor. Thank you.

The Community Hub Summer Fayre, 23rd July: On 23rd July the Hub will be holding its annual Summer Fayre. If anyone has ‘as new’/unused gifts or special items (last year a once used Christmas tree/ ‘old’ paintings – but not clothing nor bric-a-brac please) which they would like to donate, or if the bakers of the church would pledge to bake for the event (ingredient/heating costs refunded by a donor) it will be very gratefully received! All proceeds from the stall go direct to the Hub. Thank you all! Allyson McGregor.

Bags to Calarasi, Romania: Mihai says thank you all so much for the donations received for the June van shipment, amongst which was a Play Station 2+3, a new wedding dress, small trampoline & excellent quality adult & children’s clothes/shoes: a total of 542kgs (50 bags/boxes) Thank you for your generosity!

PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK:

Today: Give thanks to Lord for this new day & pray for all those trapped in war zones, who find it hard to enjoy any single day that the Lord has made.

Monday: Pray for all the Christian camps & holiday clubs that are being held/organised to reach out to young folks.

Tuesday: Pray for the Holy Spirit to lead, guide & inspire the elders as they meet this evening.

Wednesday: Pray for the church family, especially those who are ill or struggling with various issues.

Thursday: Pray for our sister church in Alexandria, Romania that they may continue be salt & light to their various God-given communities.

Friday: Pray for all those in authority in our nation that we may continue to live peaceful & quiet lives in all godliness & holiness. 

Saturday: Pray for the many people travelling to The Open, that somehow they may unexpectedly encounter the Lord in the midst of their leisure. 

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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