16th February 2024, Weekly Update

16th February 2024, Weekly Update

  1. Sunday 18 Feb

Services at 9.30 am and 10.30 am (also live-streamed).  The focus will be Luke 12:35-48 (also Deuteronomy 10:12-22). The theme is Servant Surprise.

2)   Hungry for Good News

Around the church building holders with gospels in them have been put up. The gospel, says Paul, is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16).  Will you join me in praying that during the year 2024, 2,024 gospels will be picked up by users and visitors to St Andrew Blackadder?

To prompt you prayer cards have been produced. Paper copies will be distributed on Sunday, and a digital copy is attached.

3)   Real Easter Eggs

Real Easter Eggs: by popular demand, Real Easter Eggs, the only ones which have an Easter story book in the box and are made of Fairtrade chocolate, will be available by order this Sunday. Order Forms are available at both entrances to the Church including the opportunity to gift Eggs to The East Lothian Food Bank. Orders close on Sun 3rd March; ‘Pay & Collect’ on Sun 17th March.

4)   Kintsugi Hope Thursday 7 March 7 pm

The church will host an evening with Patrick Regan, founder of the charity Kintsugi Hope Patrick will be talking on his book, Brighter Days, with themes around emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. Many have heard him speak at Spring Harvest and this is an opportunity for many more to hear him. You can either book online at Brighter Days Tour | Eventbrite, or directly from Ali Buchanan –  £8 per adult, £5 concessions.

5)   Professing Faith

At some point in your adult life have you publicly nailed your colours to the mast?  Have you made a public declaration of your faith and said ‘Jesus is my Lord and Saviour? If you haven’t I would strongly encourage you to do so. Two people will be doing this on Sunday 17 March and this might be the opportunity you have been waiting for. If you would like to join them please let me know ASAP.

6)   Malawi Orphans Project

A total sum of £5,020 is being transferred to Malawi towards the bathroom renovations. As well as the Coffee Morning there were generous individual donations, the 2023 Hunger Lunches and a donation from the Beacon.

7)   Ewen Campbell’s Funeral

This will be held on Monday 26th Feb 10.30am in Dirleton Kirk with a burial at 11.30 am at Dirleton cemetery.

8)   Community Sustainability Seminars

 This series will kick off in March.  Seminars (with Q & A) will be offered on Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30, either in the Church Hall or the Chapel downstairs.   Popular topics will be repeated, to increase the chance that people interested will be able to come to one or other of them.  There is no need to book.  The first two seminars are as follows:

–       March 2.    Heat pumps

–       March 7.    Heat pumps

–       April 6.      Solar and battery

–       April 13.    Solar and battery

 9)   Prayer Gathering

Every Sunday in Prayer Room between 10 and 10.20 am

Every Monday in Room 1 between 10 and 11 am.

Every Wednesday on Zoom between for 30 minutes starting at 7 pm.

Please contact the office for log in details.



Rev Dr Neil Dougall

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