Sunday Services – 15th May 2022
We would love to welcome you to our services this Sunday!
11am - ‘The Spirit has Come Down' - John 14:15-31 – Joe Hall
We also look forward to the baptism of Luke MacAskill during the morning service.
6pm – ‘Where it All Went Wrong’- Genesis 3:1-25– Joe Hall
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 church foyer. All ladies welcome.
The Well Drop-In Café - 2pm – 4pm - Meets in the foyer. All are welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat.
Prayer Meeting -7:30pm. Enter by the back door. There is more information below.
Little Lambs Parent & Toddler Group - 9:30am - 11:30am. Enter by the back door. All parents and Grandparents welcome.
Teens Night – 5pm – 6:30pm. Games at Duthie Park. Please speak to Murdo or Katie Mackenzie for more information.
Church Suite – Contact Details Required
At Bon Accord we are excited to introduce ChurchSuite. I hope the little teaser at church last Sunday will have you looking forward to this new development in the life of Bon Accord and how it will help us grow together as a church family.
What is ChurchSuite?
ChurchSuite is an excellent way to help us to stay connected to one another, communicate well with one another, keep up to date with all that is going on in the life of our church, and welcome new people into our church family.
You will soon be able to download an app to your phone (or view on your desktop) an up-to-date church directory, view rotas that you are serving on and easily arrange swaps, communicate with groups that you are part of, and see what is coming up in the church calendar and much more.
Church Suite is secure and fully GDPR compliant. It is by invitation only, so will only be used by those who attend Bon Accord.
You should have received an email from me this week asking you to fill in a form with your contact details and consent.
If you have not received this email:
1. Please check your spam folders and if you still can’t find it……
We would love everyone who is part of Bon Accord to be in our church directory. If you do not use a computer or smartphone you will receive a printed copy of the church directory.
Please fill out your form by Friday May 20th if you have not already done so.
Photos for the Church Directory
Over the next two Sundays 22nd May and the 29th May we will be taking photos for the church directory.
Having your photo in our new church directory will be so helpful so we can put faces to the names!
I promise the process will be painless and take less than one minute.
New Song - Sunday Evening 15th May
On Sunday evening we will be singing a new song called 'Come, Behold the Wondrous Mystery.'
If you get a chance, listen to the song before Sunday to familiarise yourself with both the tune and the lyrics.
Craig Anderson's Prayer Letter and May Monthly Record
The latest prayer letter from Craig Anderson and the May Monthly Record are both available now and can be picked up from the table at the back of the church.
Prayer Meeting and Neighbourhood Fellowships
Over the next few weeks in our fortnightly Prayer Meetings, and Neighbourhood Fellowships we are going to be 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 to the Prayer Meeting, you can join us on Zoom. Please note that the zoom details remain the same week to week.
WfM AGM – 21 May at 2 pm
This year’s AGM will be held at Perth Free Church. There will be a variety of different speakers including the financial report. The 2022/2023 projects will also be announced.
After the meeting, there will be an opportunity for fellowship over coffee, sandwiches and cake!
If anyone would like a lift to Perth please speak to Wilma N.
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
Thank God for his undeserved friendship in Christ, the friend of sinners.
Pray that our relationships in Bon Accord might grow and deepen as we consider Christ's friendship towards us as a church. Pray that God would help us deeply love the family he is creating here by his grace.
Pray for wisdom to pursue godly and Christ-centred friendships that are good for building one another up in Christ.
Pray for those who are ill or unable to come out to Sunday services. Pray that the Lord would be close to them and they would know His sustaining love.
Pray for those who are new to our congregation, that they might settle, grow in relationships quickly and feel at home at Bon Accord.
Our City and Nation
- Free Church Youth Camps
As preparations move into their final stages for this year’s Free Church Youth Camps, pray for the leaders and volunteers who will be looking after all the young people this summer at various camps.
- Kilmallie Free Church
Give thanks for the resumption of 'normal' services after restrictions have eased. By God's grace, we now have live-streaming and video-conferencing experience which we hope will be of benefit to those who are shut-in or live some distance from the church. Please give thanks that our midweek ministries have resumed and pray that each would bear fruit.
Pray for the growth of the church - for people to return after the pandemic; for church-less Christians find a church family to call home; for prodigals to return; for the children of the church to confess Christ for themselves at an early age and for people in the community with no previous Christian understanding to be wonderfully won to the Lord.
- Healthy Gospel Church
Prayer is at the heart of all we do. Pray for the vision, pray for the denomination, pray for individual churches, pray for the people and financial resources in the years ahead.
- Christ Church Glasgow
Praise God for the visitors we see each week and for the number of unbelievers who have been coming to our worship services over the past months. Pray that they would come to saving faith in Christ.
Please pray for the plans for our Parents and Toddlers group to come together. Pray for the team as they prepare and work through how we can maximise the opportunity to reach out to the families in our local community.
Our Mission Partners
- Craig Anderson, Galashiels
Give thanks that Galashiels Free Church have been able to book the Community Centre for their afternoon meetings from September onwards.
Praise God that the first year of the church plant is now fully funded.
Continue to pray for the Anderson family as they seek a suitable home for them and that Charis and Peter will be given a place at Nursery.
- Charleston Church Plant, Dundee
Pray that they would be able to find a suitable worker/s to replace Craig when he moves to Galashiels and work alongside Andy Roberston.
Pray for those suffering in Ukraine, for peace to return and their 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.
If you have any news items or prayer points for next week please email them by 5pm on Thursday.