St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin
Sunday 5th November 2023: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
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, “Good News: alive in Christ”, based on Romans 6:1-11. Abi Ngunga will be preaching.
Baptist Football: 3pm. Chat to Benjamin Wang or Kevin Chow for more details!
6:30pm, “Waiting on God: forgiving”, based on Matthew 18:21-35 and Psalm 86:5-6.David Harrison will be preaching.
Rooted (P7–S2) and Impact (S3–S6) Youth Groups: 6:30-8pm every Sunday evening. Parents email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up!
THIS WEEK’S DIARY:
Home Groups this week: contact Angus Ross (email@example.com) or talk to a pastor after the service.
Elders’ meeting: 7:30pm
ABC Toddlers: 10-11:30am in the Fellowship Room.
Balnacarron Service: 2:30pm
Awake Undergraduate and Young Adult Group: 18:30-20:30 at the Knudsons’ home. Speak to Ethan or Tamara or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Postgrad and young adults: 6:30pm at the Rowes’.
Prayer Meeting: 9am on Zoom.
NEXT SUNDAY: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
10am, “Good News: what a wonderful gift!”, based on Romans 6:12-23. Clay Rowe will be preaching.
6:30pm, “Waiting on God: intensity”, based on Mark 14:32-41 and Psalm 25:1-5.Abi Ngunga will be preaching. This service will include Communion
Transport Ministry: If you are struggling to get to church, or to healthcare appointments, email email@example.com, and we will do our best to help.
Call for Deacon nominations: in preparation for the Annual Church Meeting on Wednesday 29th November 2023, please note that Benjy Wang (the recently Co-opted Deacon and Treasurer) is eligible for election. Please send any nominations after seeking agreement from the Candidate to Church Secretary by 12th November 2023. Eldership: Jane Harrison has completed 9 years service and will retire at the ACM. Clayton Rowe has resigned eldership due to other responsibilities. Angus Ross has served 6 years and is eligible for re-election to a further 3 year term. Please note that only elders may nominate individuals as candidates for eldership.
Pilgrim Care AGM: 7pm for 7:30pm on Thursday 9th November, St Davids Centre. Pilgrim Care is a St Andrews charity which runs the Parish Nursing Ministry in St Andrews. In addition to the normal business of an AGM, those attending will hear an update on the Parish Nursing Ministry from Cath Carter and interviews with some of our volunteers in this ministry. Refreshments will be served
Church family art project: Well done to everyone who braved the weather last Saturday to attend the art workshop. We have made a great start on our project with some imaginative and creative “arms“. For those of you unable to be at that event, don’t worry…there’s still time to be involved! Please bring your contributions to church, or get them to Ruth, by the end of TODAY (Sunday 5/11/23) if you can. Paper will be available in the fellowship room this week for anyone who may need it. Further information contact Ruth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas presents! When you are thinking of what to buy your friends and family, please think about buying something from the Fairtrade range. Oxfam have a good range of Fairtrade goods and you will be supporting farmers and women in Africa as well as pleasing your family. While our church Fairtrade stall is having a break, I am still happy to order rice, jams, coffee or chocolate on an individual basis – please see me at church or email me at email@example.com. Thank you, Celia.
PRAYER ITEMS FOR NOVEMBER:
Focused on the Conflict in the Middle-East.
Sunday: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, hope and security for the entire region of the Middle-East, that the Lord Jesus Christ be known and for the Israelis and Palestinians to experience life lived in peace and freedom with one another.
Monday: Pray for the God of all comfort to be with those who are grieving the loss of their loved ones both in our midst as well as in regions with conflicts and wars.
Tuesday: Pray for those who have been, and are being, wounded during the conflicts and for those providing medical assistance to them.
Wednesday: Give thanks to God for the hostages who have been released and pray for their healing from trauma. Also pray for the release of the remaining hostages and pray for mediators and peace-makers.
Thursday: Pray that Christians from around the world will unite in both prayer for peace in all the regions affected by conflicts and wars, as well as in demonstrating the love of Christ to all peoples.
Friday: Pray God to use us His church here in St Andrews as effective witness in and around our communities during this challenging time, through the power of the Holy Spirit and all for His glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus.
Saturday: Join the Spirit and cry out in prayer saying: “Marana tha” (Come, O Lord!)
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