We are currently meeting in the church on Sunday mornings at 10.45 am.

UPDATE MONDAY 13 DECEMBER, FOR COVID-19 (OMICRON VARIANT):

Our Sunday morning services will continue as normal but without tea and coffee being served after the Service. This is a temporary measure which will be reviewed again in January 2022.

 


PRAYER FOCUS FOR Week beginning 16th January, 2022

The Baptist Churches at:

  • Alva
  • Ardbeg
  • Rothesay
  • Arran

 

  • Graham Bell, (Chaplain, HMP Glenochil).

 

 

The following members of our Church:

  • Gordon and Mary McFarlane
  • Dorothy Storey
  • Colin Sutherland

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SHETLAND FOODBANK

During January and February the Foodbank is looking for donations of:

  • Instant Coffee
  • Tinned or instant potatoes
  • Clothes washing capsules
  • Baked Beans
  • Jam

Collecting points are at the Co-op and Tesco stores or call at the Foodbank in St Magnus Street on Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm.

Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support of their work.

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SCRIPTURE READING FOR THIS WEEK

‘The eternal God is your refuge.’
Deuteronomy 33:27 (NLT)

NOTICES & FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Live Streaming
There has a been a considerable amount of work going on behind the scenes to prepare us to be able to Livestream our Sunday Services and we are grateful to Jack Goodlad, Stephen Corbett and others who have put many hours into this.  The Church Members unanimously agreed to go ahead with Livestreaming our Sunday Services from Sunday 28th November.

We think that being in-person at a service is the best way of worshipping and fellowshipping together, but Livestreaming our services can include those of our fellowship who are unable to attend, allowing them to continue to be part of the Church.  It is also a great evangelistic tool in introducing people to Church who are maybe unsure of attending in person.

There are notices in the Building advising people of the Livestreaming, and there are also some guidelines detailed below.
o The livestream will only start at the beginning of the service and will stop at the end of the service.
o The camera will only focus on the platform and not pan around the congregation.
o The camera will show the words of songs rather than the band during worship times.
o Parents have been informed of this, and can decide if they wish their children to take part in anything on the platform.
o Each service will only be available for one month then deleted.
o If it is a sensitive service, or if it’s a service where the children are mostly taking part, this will not be livestreamed.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE, MONDAY 13 DECEMBER, FOR COVID-19 (Omicron Variant): 

Sunday Morning Services
Our Sunday morning services will continue as normal – but without tea and coffee being served after the service. This is a temporary measure which will be reviewed again in January 2022.

There will be no Christmas Day Service this year.

We are sorry not to go ahead with these events.  If you need more information, please give me a call or speak with one of the Leaders.

Many thanks
David McQueen

Church Cleaning:
A huge thank-you to those who have offered to help with the Church cleaning over the next four weeks, whilst Veronica is on holiday:

w/c 13th Dec
w/c 20th Dec
w/c 27th Dec
w/c 3rd Jan

We do not expect you to cover the entire list of tasks that Veronica carries out – but just to have a general tidy-up.
Some of you have asked for a rough idea of what may be needed, so David McQueen has compiled a checklist: this is only a guide…

https://lerwickbaptist.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Church-Cleaning-checklist-Dec-2021.doc

We also thank Veronica for keeping the building looking so good each week and we hope she enjoys her break.

 

Prayer
Please continue to pray for our folks who are unwell or are facing difficult challenges at the moment.
Please continue to pray for Pastor Pete and his continued recuperation.
Please pray that God will use the Livestreaming of our Worship Services in bringing people to Himself.

Please continue to pray for our House Groups.

 

Get Involved!
Please also remember there are lots of opportunities to become involved in the life of the Church.  Please speak to one of the Leaders if you are interested in this.

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