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Weekly Bulletin – 4 February 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:
Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “A great concern” based on Romans 9:1-5.
6:30pm: Praise and Prayer Service
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:

TUESDAY:
Elders’ meeting:
7:30pm

WEDNESDAY:
ABC Toddlers:
10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Prayer meeting: 12:30pm in the Fellowship Room. Followed by soup and rolls.
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!

THURSDAY:
Postgrad and Young Adults:
6:30pm at the Rowes’.
Pastoral Visitors meeting: 2:13pm

FRIDAY:
Mums’ Bible Study: 10am-12 noon in the Fellowship Room.

SATURDAY:
Prayer Meeting:
9am on Zoom.

NEXT SUNDAY:
10am:
Paulus de Jong will be preaching on “A Sovereign Choice” based on Romans 9:6-29.
6:30pm: Abi Ngunga will be preaching on “More of His Word” based on Colossians 3:16. This service will include Communion.

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.

Balnacarron Services: the home is currently closed to the public but once it reopens services will resume and take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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!

PRAYER ITEMS FOR FEBRUARY:
Sunday: Give thanks to God for our 2024 church vision focus and pray that we may each continue to hunger for God’s Word, read it, mediate on it, apply it and grow in and by it.
Monday: Pray for the ministry of CU, giving thanks to God in particular for their recent outreach events. Pray for His continued gracious work in the lives of all those who have been exposed to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Tuesday: Pray for the ministry of Young Life. Specifically for their new commissioned leaders and their meetings with the new kids at both Madras and St Leonard’s.
Wednesday: Pray for the ministry of K2. Pray for Bible Alive to be run in Newport and Castlehill Primary Schools. Pray for the teams running it, as well as the staff and pupils in those schools.
Thursday: Pray for the church ministry towards students (Awake, Postgrads and Young Adults, as well as the ministry run by In Hwa and Jae Ha).
Friday: Pray for the ministry towards young mums, especially the Mums Bible Study ministry starting this month.
Saturday: Pray for God’s sufficient grace to continue being upon those who are becoming frail among us, those facing health challenges, and for God’s consolation and strength for those who have been bereaved.

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)

www.standrewsbaptist.org.uk
ST ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH
is a registered charity in Scotland, no. SC008794

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