St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin
Sunday 30th April 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)
10AM, “All prayer for mission (part 1)”, based on Romans 15:14-33. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.
6:30PM, Joint worship service with Cornerstone and Kingdom Vineyard.
6:30–8:00PM:Rooted & Impact youth groups. For more details & to sign up for Rooted (P7–62) contact Ethan & Tamara firstname.lastname@example.org, for Impact (S3–S6) contact Matthew at email@example.com
THIS WEEK’S DIARY:
Ladies bible study group: Studying the life of Moses. Contact Judy Wray for more information.
Elders’ Meeting: 7:30PM
ABC Toddlers: 10-11:30AM in the Fellowship Room
Lunchtime Communion Service: 12:30PM in the Fellowship Room
Hope @ the Hub: 1:30PM at the St David’s Centre.
Postgrad and young adults: 6:30PM at the Rowe’s.
Awake is now off for the summer holiday. If you would be interested in a summer student group, please get in touch with Ethan and Tamara on firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer meeting: 9AM on Zoom.
10AM, “All prayer for mission (part 2)”, based on Romans 15:14-33. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.
6:30PM, “God at work around us”. Paulus de Jong will be preaching
Exam Prayer: As we come to the end of term, please be praying for the students and young people taking their exams. Please also pray for the teenagers in S5 and S6 as they complete their Highers and Advanced Highers.
Romania: Donations of good quality items for Romania by 10th May: Thank you to those who have already donated items for Mihai’s charity shop. Funds raised there are used for Mihai and Adriana’s Christian community outreach/ equipping poor children to attend school/ bible teaching/sports; esp. to local children/teenagers but also to women, the very poor and work within the local ‘Roma’ church. Clothes (mainly summer), bedding, kitchenware, toys etc all welcome. Thank you, Allyson McGregor.
Sanctuary Mental Health Course: It is not too late to participate! Please speak to Jane Harrison or email her email@example.com if you would like to join us on Wednesdays (excepting the first Wednesday of the month), 12.15-1.45pm in the Fellowship Room.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a driver who is willing to be contacted by the coordinator (without obligation), please speak to Jane Harrison or email email@example.com. **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**
Coffee Cup Fridays: Fridays 10-11:30AM in St Mark’s Church (opposite the bus station). Join us for tea, coffee and biscuits and a warm space.
Baptist Union of Scotland get-together, Canopy 2023: Saturday 3rd June. You can now book your tickets! There is a fantastic programme lined up, with main sessions and seminar options for teaching, worship, prayer and growth. We also have all age kids and youth programmes, plus space for you to picnic with friends, old and new! Find out all the details on the website: https://scottishbaptist.com/canopy/
Study and Sing—Workshops and worship: 13th May 2023, 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Laidlaw Music Centre, Queens Terrace, St Andrews, KY16 9QF. Web link: https://events.st-andrews.ac.uk/events/rscm-sing-the-psalms-day/ This workshop will be run by Dr Jane Pettegree , to celebrate and explore repertoire of the psalms, from plainsong to contemporary praise song arrangements, including the metrical traditions which are so important to Scottish worship traditions. There is a small cost payable on the day to cover a resource pack and tea/coffee/biscuits – £12 to members of RSCM affiliated churches, £15 non-members. (Lunch not provided). Please email to register interest in advance, for printing and planning (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
From the treasurer: If you are a UK tax payer, then giving by Gift Aid allows SABC to claim an additional 25p from the 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 email@example.com or speak to a Deacon who can arrange a form for you.
PRAYER ITEMS FOR MAY:
Sunday: Give thanks to God for His unfailing love, His life-giving, transforming Word, and His mighty works among, around and in us.
Monday: Pray for the spiritual growth of believers in Nagaland. Although Nagaland is an overwhelmingly Christian state (all 60 elected members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly are Christians), there is greed and corruption everywhere, which is why they are yet to see good road, healthcare, education and so on.
Tuesday:Pray for a Naga political solution. The Nagas have been demanding independence/greater autonomy since the 1940s. Despite several agreements and ceasefires, a permanent resolution to the issue has been elusive, and the talks are ongoing.
Wednesday: Pray that the Nagaland church would not forget its God-given opportunity to witness to the nations around her and fulfil the mission of the Church. Nagaland is located in a strategic place surrounded by non-Christian nations like Myanmar in the East, China/Bhutan in the North (Buddhist majority), mainland India in the West (Hindu majority), and Bangladesh in the South (Muslim majority).
Thursday: Pray for peace in countries torn by wars (Ukraine, Russia, Sudan, etc). Pray for those involved in the peace/reconciliation. Pray for Churches on the ground, for continued witness, and as well as churches and Christian organisations outside these countries offering help.
Friday: Pray for our mission partners and their God-given ministries.
Saturday: Pray for Revival in our town and our Nation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (or leave a message on the church answer machine, 01334 472285) (by Wednesday 6PM)
ST ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH
is a registered charity in Scotland, no. SC008794