A message from Neil

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Some information to keep you up to date with life in St Andrew Blackadder

Friday 7 May 2021

 

1. Ron Herkes

Ronnie died on 27 April in Muirfield Nursing Home. A kind and generous man, Ronnie could and did talk to anyone. He expressed his deep faith in Jesus Christ in the way that he welcomed people and made them feel included. We extend our sympathy to Helen, who invites any who would like to join the live-stream of the funeral, which will be on Tuesday 11 May at 3pm. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like the link.

2. Sunday

We worship at 9 am and 10.30 am in the building. Book on Eventbrite
The 9 am service will be live-streamed on YouTube and can be viewed any time afterwards:
There will be an opportunity to get together on Zoom at 11.30 am
Please contact Julie in the Church Office if you do not have the Zoom access details.

We will look at Nehemiah 2 and notice that Nehemiah was an example of ‘piety, good sense and attention to detail’. In the After Church Discussion you have a choice. You can either think about how Nehemiah’s example might help you with where you will be this coming week or discuss the Growing Young goals.

 3. Growing Young Goals

Following Nehemiah's example of ‘piety, good sense and attention to detail’ the Kirk Session has formulated some goals to help our congregation Grow Young.

As we journey with Jesus we believe that, at this particular time, God is calling St Andrew Blackadder Church to focus on:

- Nurturing intergenerational relationships within the church

- Growing Young in our local community and wherever we are

- Encouraging discipleship and leadership among the young people we have contact with.

We affirm that God’s call is to the whole congregation.
In the after church discussion you might want to discuss these goals.

 4. Grass Cutting

Derek Braid cuts the grass beside the church. Is there anyone who would be willing to share this job with Derek? If you might be able to please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or contact Derek directly. His details are in the Church Directory.

 5. Christian Aid Week and Events

Online Service: On Sunday 9 May at 6.30 there is an online service to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Christian Aid. To attend, please visit: www.christianaid.org.uk, scroll to "75th anniversary service", and click on "Worship with us" to sign up and get an email with the online link.

Photography Competition: From Sunday 9 until Monday 31 May, we are holding a "Life after Lockdown" Photography Competition. There are two age categories: adults and children under 16. Photos should relate to either or both of the topics of: 1. Scenery; 2. Wildlife/ Animals (including pets). For terms and conditions, please see the poster in the High Street vestibule, or visit:
www.facebook.com/christianaidnorthberwick

Dirleton Market on the Green: On Sunday 23 May from 11am to 3pm, we will be hosting a stall at this event to raise funds for Christian Aid. Local author David Aston will be selling signed copies of his books Polar Stroke and Stroke of Fortune and donating a percentage of sales to Christian Aid. We will also be hosting our annual Christian Aid Raffle at this event, and will have our two Christian Aid quizzes for sale: the official Christian Aid Quiz on Song Titles, and the May Quiz produced by Ian and Jean McAulay. Quiz Price: £1 each.

Donations in the absence of envelopes
Please note that donations to Christian Aid can be made via our JustGiving Page.

6. Holiday Club Meeting 10th May, 7.30 pm on Zoom

Hazel Gray says, 'We are looking forward to this summer and thinking through what we can do. SU Scotland have written a new holiday club resource for outdoor use called ‘Jungle Adventure’. Might we be able to run this for a week in the summer? It would be great to continue the activity bag deliveries too, as they have increased from 42 bags last summer to 62 this Easter.
If you would like to find out more, whether you might like to be involved in the activities or would like to know how to pray for this ministry, please join us for our planning meeting on Monday 10th May 7.30pm-9pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the Zoom meeting link. You can also follow us on Facebook: NB-Churches-Holiday-Club.'

7. Prayer

The Prayer Gathering will be on Wednesday at 7 pm on Zoom for 30 minutes.
Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like the link.

 

Neil

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