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Weekly Bulletin – 6 November 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 6th November 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: 10:00: “Christ explained: image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15-23). Lisa Holmes & Andrew Clark (BUS) will be preaching. 

18:30: “Excited about God: a physicist looks at the universe”. Mike Wray will be preaching.

This week’s diary:

Home Groups this week.

Today:
Rooted (P7–S2 Youth Group):
18:30–20:00 in the All Saints Church Hall (22 North Castle St, KY16 9BG). Contact rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk with any questions.

Impact (S3–S6 Youth Group): 18:30-20:00 in the Baptist Church Fellowship Room.

Monday:
Rooftop Ministry training session: 19:30 in the Fellowship Room

Tuesday:
Deacons meeting:
19:30

Wednesday:

Age Matters: 09:30 in the Fellowship Room

Thursday:
Hope @ the Hub:
13:30 in the St David’s Centre.

Pastoral Visitors Meeting: 14:00

Tearfund Scotland Climate Champion Course: from 18:15. Contact micah@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more info.

Postgrad & Young adults: 18:30 at the Rowe’s.

Awake Undergraduate Gathering: 18:30–20:30 at the Baptist Church. Join us for dinner & small group study in the gospel of John! For any questions, contact students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Saturday:
Prayer Meeting:
09:00 on Zoom.

Next Sunday:

10:00: “Christ explained: Lord of glory” (James 1:1, 2:1-4). Abi Ngunga will be preaching. 

18:30: “Excited about God!”. Angus Ross will be preaching. This service will include Communion (if you are joining us online, please have your wine/juice & bread ready).

Notices:

CHRISTMAS CURRY & QUIZ NIGHT!!: Saturday 26th November, 7-9PM @ St Andrews Bowling Club (1 Pipeland Road, St Andrews). Come & bring your friends to enjoy an evening of curry followed by a fun quiz. There will also be a short presentation of the Gospel. The event is FREE & is for adults. Numbers limited to 80 so please register names soon! Contact Peter & Philippa Cook for more info. 

Pilgrim Care (Parish Nursing) AGM will be on Tuesday 22nd November at 19:00 at the St David’s Centre / Community Hub. Speaker: David Harrison. Refreshments provided. All welcome! 

Micah Ministry: Tearfund Scotland’s Climate Champions Course: This looks a really good course & we’re keen to make the most of it. Whilst Tearfund has devised it as an online course for individuals, we’d like to use it Alpha-style, meeting in someone’s home over a meal at 18:15 & then joining the Zoom via the TV screen at 19:30. Session 2: Thursday 3rd November, What you can do within your church with Less Waste Laura, activist & blogger. Session 3: Thursday 10th November, How to get others in your church onboard, with Rev Ian Wills, Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Perth. If you are interested in joining in with this then do speak to Paulus or any member of the Micah team or email micah@standrewsbaptist.org.uk 

In preparation for the Annual Church Meeting on Wednesday 30th November please note the following Deacons are retiring: Ken Cochran, Janet Richardson, Chris Walker. The following Deacons are due for & eligible for re-election: Cameron Bathgate, Jacqueline Mercer. Recently Co-opted Deacons are also eligible for election: Steve Evans, Tony Jeavons. Please send any deacon nominations after seeking agreement from the candidate to Church Secretary by Sunday 13th November 2022. Nomination forms are available at the bottom of the main stair of the church.

Also, please note that the following Elders are due and eligible for re-nomination by the elders & re-election by the church. Tamara Knudson, David Moffitt, Tricia Tooman.

Energy bill discount: Over the winter many of us will receive a discount from the government to our energy bills. Some of us will need this help, & should accept it gratefully. Others may be able to afford the increased bills. In order to support those in our community facing hardship this winter, the church leadership would like to encourage those who do not need the discount to donate this amount to the Hardship Fund. If you feel called to support this ministry then please make a designated offering by the Offering Box or bank transfer, or speak to Matt (treasurer@standrewsbaptist.org.uk). 

Prayers for the week:

Today: Rejoice for this new day that the Lord has given us & praise Him for He great & most worthy of praise.

Monday: Pray for the Baptist Union of Scotland & its leaders as they seek to inspire churches across Scotland & implement the “Increase Vision” that the Lord has given them.

Tuesday:Pray for the Deacons as they meet this evening. Give thanks to God for the hard work & faithfulness of those who are stepping down, & ask the Lord to bless them & to bless also those who are continuing to serve as deacons & those who are being sought for nomination.

Wednesday: Pray for healing, strength & grace for those who are struggling with physical & mental illness.

Thursday:Pray for our sister church in Alexandria, Romania. Pray for pastor Octavian, in particular, for God to continue using him & protecting him in all his travels to spread the good news.

Friday: Pray for Nairn Baptist Church & their pastor Jonathan, who had the privilege of spending the last week with us, exchanging experiences. Pray for them for blessings, vision & increase.

Saturday: Pray for your street & its residents as well as what breaks God’s heart in your given immediate community. 

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 10:00, in-person & online, & includes creche & Beacons Kids’ provision. The evening service starts at 18:30.

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 18:00)

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

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