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Weekly Bulletin – 31 December 2023

A warm welcome to all who are worshipping with us this Sunday!!
For Sunday service information, see below.

THIS SUNDAY:
10am:
Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “Eternity” based on Isaiah 57:14-21. This service is not available online.
There will be NO EVENING SERVICE.

THIS WEEK’S DIARY:
WEDNESDAY:
Lunchtime Communion Service: 12:30pm, in the Fellowship Room, followed by soup and rolls.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY (07/01/24):
10am:
Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “If God is for us…” based on Romans 8:31-39
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching during our Service of Thanksgiving.

NOTICES:
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.

Awake Retreat 12–14 January 2023: Join us for a time of rest, refreshment, community, and a deep-dive into the book of Ruth! Sign up on our website under the “Connect” tab. Cost is £50, but help is available if need be — we don’t want anyone to miss out! Contact Ethan and Tamara at students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk with any questions.

PRAYER ITEMS FOR DECEMBER:
Sunday: Please continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, hope and security for the entire region of the Middle-East. Pray that the Lord Jesus Christ be known by the Israelis and Palestinians so they can experience lives lived with one another in peace and freedom.
Monday:
Give thanks to God for all the hostages (Israelis, Palestinians and others) who have been released and pray for healing from trauma. Pray for the release of the remaining hostages, and for the mediators and peace-makers.
Tuesday: Please continue to pray for peace between Ukraine and Russia.
Wednesday: Pray for God to comfort those who are (and will be) mourning the loss of their loved ones. This is even more difficult in the midst of the Christmas celebrations.
Thursday: Pray for those who were alone over Christmas, as well as those who were in hospital, and those who were working to provide the necessary care needed for such people.
Friday:
Pray for teachers in our church and our communities, for strength, protection, and wisdom, especially in the busyness of Christmas, as well as rest over the Christmas break.
Saturday:
Pray that we be filled with God’s love, peace, light, joy, and hope as we celebrate Christmas and minister to others in various ways. 

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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