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Weekly Bulletin – 31 July 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 31st 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: “The transformed life” based on Acts 9:1-31. Paulus de Jong will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 6: “You shall not murder”. Clayton Mills will be preaching.

This Week’s Diary:

Today:

Rooted & Impact are off for the summer & will resume in the new school year.

Tuesday:

Elders’ Meeting: 7:30PM

Wednesday:

Sanctuary Mental Health Course: NOT on this week and restarts on 17th August with Session 7
Prayer Meeting: 7:30PM

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: “Marks of an effective personal ministry” based on Acts 9:32-43. Paulus de Jong will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 7: “You shall not commit adultery”. Steve Young will be preaching.

Notices:

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 (25 places now covered): Thank you to everyone who has donated to this summer’s Christian camp in Romania. Twenty-five young people will now be going from Mihai’s community in Calarasi –all children he knows & spends time with. Mihai sends a huge thank you that so many can go this year. If you still wish to support this outreach please contact Matthew Thornton (treasurer@standrewsbaptist.org.uk) or Allyson McGregor. Thank you!

Pilgrim Care Health walks recognised in Scottish parliament. Willie Rennie, MSP for North east Fife, lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the work of Pilgrim Care St Andrews. He congratulated them on receiving Dementia Friendly Walking accreditation from Scotland’s walking charity, Paths for All. Regular community health walks take place twice weekly in St. Andrews, tailored to the participants’ abilities & level of engagement. Volunteers are trained in helping those with anxiety following the isolation of the pandemic, & those with dementia. One to one support is available. As well as the benefits of gentle exercise, the social aspect is very important & appreciated by those in our community who may be elderly & lonely. Any members of our fellowship who would like to join in are very welcome. Please contact Celia Sprot for further information. Thank you to all Pilgrim Care’s supporters & volunteers who help to make this happen.

The church newsletter for August to September 2022 is now available.

Prayers for the Week:

Today: Give thanks to God & pray for all the Christian Youth camps & Conventions taking place throughout the nation.

Monday: Pray for all the ministries taking place this week within our town & its surrounding communities.

Tuesday:Pray for the Elders as they meet this evening to continue to be guided as they discuss & make decisions.

Wednesday: Pray for our Fellowship as we meet this evening to pray for its life & witness here, & beyond our walls.

Thursday:Pray for our sister church in Alexandria for God to continue blessing their witness

Friday: Pray for the churches throughout the nation which are hosting our friends from Ukraine.

Saturday: Pray for the Holiday Club for kids (P1-S1) coming up next week here in St Andrews.

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.

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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