Sunday Services – 29th May 2022
We are delighted to welcome Geoff Murray and his wife, Maddie, to Bon Accord this Sunday. Geoff will be preaching at both services.
11am - ‘Salt and Light’ – Matthew 5:13-16 – Geoff Murray
6pm – ‘Comfort for a Ruined People’- Isaiah 40:1-17 – Geoff Murray
If you are unable to attend in-person you can find both services live-streamed here:
During the morning service, there will be a creche for those aged 0-3 years.
Today there is Sunday School for children in Pre-School to P7 and Bible Class for young people in S1-S4. They will leave for their classes during the second singing. Just follow the crowd.
After the evening service, there will be an informal Youth Fellowship. Please speak to Rhiannon, Calum, Patrick or Olivia for more information.
Tea and coffee will be served after both services. We would love you to come and join us.
The Week at a Glance
Ladies Bible Study -10am in the Foyer. All ladies welcome.
The Well Drop-In Café - 2pm – 4pm in the Foyer. Pop along for a cuppa and a chat. All are welcome.
Prayer Meeting – 7:30pm. Enter by the back door. We will be continuing our series on Friendship. Enter by the back door.
There will be NO Little Lambs due to the Bank Holiday.
Accord (20’s- early 30’s)– 10:30am. Brunch at the Manse. See more information below.
Morning Worship – 11am – Joe Hall
Evening Worship – 6pm – Joe Hall
We would love everyone who is part of Bon Accord to be included in our new updated church directory and download our new church app which we will be launching on the 20th of June.
The ChurchSuite app is a great way for us to keep in touch with one another, stay connected with what is happening in Bon Accord, keep up to date with our rotas and much more.
Photos for the Church Directory
This Sunday we will be continuing to take photos for the church directory which will be ready to launch in ChurchSuite in just a few weeks time.
Having your photo in our new church directory will be very helpful so we can put faces to the names.
If you did not get your photo taken last week then please pop along. It will take less than a minute!
We have a new group starting up for our 20’s - early 30’s called Accord. The aim is to encourage friendship and fellowship. It will generally be on the first Saturday of the month.
The first event is on June 4th at 10:30 am and will be brunch at the Manse.
All twenties and early thirties are very welcome! If you would like to come along, please let Susy Hall, Anne MacDonald or Katie Morison know you will be there.
Some dates for your diary:
2nd July - BBQ at the MacDonalds'
6th August - Footdee and Coffee by the beach
3rd September - Dinner in a restaurant
Office Bearer’s Prayer Meeting 28th May
Our next office bearer's prayer meeting will take place on Saturday 28th May from 0800 - 0900 at Bon Accord. Please note this meeting will be in person.
Newsletter Items needed for Summer Edition
Please can I have any items for the Summer 2022 edition of the Bon Accord newsletter by teatime on Monday 30 May. This edition covers June, July and August so please have think ahead for any items that you would like included.
‘Gleanings of Shepherds’ Wife by Ibby Maciver
There are still a few copies of this book left. The cost is £6 and £5 will go towards the Moldova Support Group supporting the work of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. The book will be available on the table in the Sanctuary.
Holiday Club – 10th - 12th August
We are thankful to once again be able to run a joint Holiday Club for children in P1 – P7 from the 10th -12th of August. More information and registration for parents will be coming soon.
For now, we are looking for volunteers. We need volunteers for crafts, games, small group leaders, drama, creche, music, sound and lunches.
Please speak to Anne or Judy if you would like to be part of the team.
Prayer Meeting and Neighbourhood Fellowships
Over the next few weeks in our fortnightly Prayer Meetings, and Neighbourhood Fellowships we will looking at the theme of friendship using the book ‘True Friendship’ by Vaughan Roberts. There are copies of the book available for a small donation of £3. Please pick your copy up in the foyer.
If you are unable to manage in-person here are the details for joining us on Zoom.
Meeting: Wednesday Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study
Meeting ID: 871 0793 3130
Midsummer Evening Hillwalk – Clachnaben – June 17th
On Friday 17th June a few of us are hoping to do an evening hill walk up Clachnaben to enjoy the sunset and hopefully stunning views of Aberdeenshire!
The hill walk will take around 3 hours and is around 9km in length.
We will meet at the Glen Dye car park at 7pm and finish up around 10pm.
Dogs are welcome but need to be kept on the lead during certain sections of the walk due to the sheep.
If you would like to come please let Angus (07843172313) or Judy (07449775270) know by 12th June so we can arrange lifts and car shares if necessary.
Please bring with you sturdy walking shoes, a waterproof jacket, a torch, water, snacks and a flask of something warm to enjoy at the top.
The walk has some uneven parts and some steep sections. However, it is suitable for most people with moderate fitness, older children and teenagers.
Here is the link to the walk on the Walk Highland website:
Congregational Lunch – 19th June
After two long years without one we are planning a congregational lunch on the 19th June. Pop the date in your diary and come and join us for a time of food and friendship after the morning service. All are welcome!
Prayer Points for the Week Ahead
- Pray for those who are new to our congregation, that they might settle, grow in relationships quickly and feel at home at Bon Accord.
- Pray for The Well, that good connections would be made in the local community and people would come in and see the outworking of God’s love in those who volunteer week by week.
- Pray for the Elders as we consider how we pastorally care for and disciple those in our congregation over the coming months.
- Pray for those who find it difficult through health or circumstances to be with us in person on Sundays.
Our City and Nation
- Inter-Church Holiday Club
Pray for the Holiday Club and Legacy being run in the summer, for team members who will be able to serve and for children to come and hear the gospel perhaps for the first time.
We are a small team of 14 adults and 8 children. Please pray that we continue to grow in relationship with one another and have unity around the Gospel and what that looks like at different stages of life.
- Roskeen Free Church
Pray for all those who went through the recent Hope Explored course that what they heard would have a real impact on their lives and that would come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Pray for Calum Macmillan as he is about to go on paternity leave and that all would go well with the birth of his new baby.
- Free Church Youth Camps
Give thanks for all the leaders and campers going to camps this summer. Pray that these would be good for the spiritual growth of our young people – especially leaders and campers going from Bon Accord.
Our Mission Partners
- Bethany Christian Trust
Pray for the Toastie Club that meets every Wednesday at lunchtime. Pray for opportunities to share the gospel with those who come.
Pray for those in our city who are struggling with homelessness, addiction, mental health issue and loneliness and for those in Bethany who reach out to them with both physical and spiritual help.
- The Persecuted Church – Nigeria
The level of trauma among Christians is reaching crisis levels as men are killed, women are raped and abducted, and youths are left in despondency over the future. Pray for healing and hope. Pray for the many militant groups who attack Christians in Nigeria. Ask God to change their hearts as only He can. Ask God to be with believers who have been kidnapped.
- Pray for those who grieve and have lost children and loved ones in the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
- Pray for the situation in Hong Kong where liberties are shrinking, not least for Christians and the church.
- Pray for God’s wisdom and truth to prevail in the sanctity of life discussions taking place in the USA and here in the UK. Pray that the most vulnerable would be protected.
- Pray for those suffering in Ukraine, for peace to return and for loss to be limited. Pray that the Lord would restrain the violence. Pray especially for Christians in Ukraine not to lose faith, but to look to Christ and cling to him in their loss.
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