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Weekly Bulletin – 7 August 2022

St Andrews Baptist Church Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 7th August 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 Week’s Diary

Home groups this week. Contact a home group leader for more info.

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

Tuesday: Deacons’ Meeting: 7:30PM

Wednesday: Sanctuary Mental Health Course: NOT on this week and restarts on 17th August with Session 7

Thursday: Hope @ the Hub: 1:30PM in the St David’s Centre.

Postgrad & Young adults: 6:30PM at the Rowe’s.

Saturday: Prayer Meeting: 9AM on Zoom.

Next Sunday

10AM: “Crossing cultural barriers” based on Acts 10:1-11:18. Steve Holmes will be preaching.

6:30PM: Message 8: “You shall not steal”. Praise & Prayer evening.

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!

Families First will be celebrating their 21st Anniversary this year! The celebrations begin on the 26 September & run for 2 weeks. In the lead up to their AGM on the 29 September (7-9pm, University of St Andrews School of Medicine) they are looking for 21 people to give them a short statement (& picture if you wish) about the difference Families First made to you, or a special memory you have of them. Let FF know if you would be willing to give them a story & submit it by the 19 August, so they can prepare them for Facebook. FF will also be holding their inaugural Friends of Families First meeting on the 05 October (10AM–12PM, SABC Fellowship Room). They are looking for lots of people to become Friends of Families First to support their work in any way they can. For more info contact officemanager@familiesfirststandrews.org.uk

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 the Lord for He is good & His love endures forever.

Monday: Pray for the persecuted church & for Christian organisations like The Open Doors & Barnabas Aid that help persecuted Christians.

Tuesday:Pray for the Holiday Club starting today – pray for the safety of the kids & for all those involved in helping & teaching them.

Wednesday: Pray for our mission partners, for strengths, guidance & protection.

Thursday:Pray for the students who will be joining the University, that those who do not yet know the Lord may come to be exposed to the Christian faith & come to know the Lord. Pray that those who are already Christians find a Church or Christian community, where they will be welcome & have the opportunity to serve.

Friday: Pray for those who have been bereaved in our Fellowship, that they will find God’s comfort & consolation so that in the future they will able to comfort those in trouble with the comfort they themselves have received.

Saturday: Pray for all those preach God’s word from the pulpit throughout our land, that the Word of God may go forth with power, with the Holy Spirit & with deep conviction.

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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