Pew Leaflet

EAST PERTHSHIRE EPISCOPAL CHURCHES
St Ninian’s, Alyth; St Catharine’s, Blairgowrie;
St Anne’s, Coupar Angus; St Michael and All Angels, Ballintuim
www.abcsaints.co.uk
   
28th  NOVEMBER 2021

ADVENT SUNDAY
                            

  

COLLECT

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in 
the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;  that on the last 
day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the 
life immortal;  through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God now 
and for ever.
AMEN

    
Readings:                                                            
Jeremiah                  33 : 14-16                                         
Psalm                       25 :   1-10                                             
1 Thessalonians       3 :    9-13                                                                                                                                        
Luke                         21 :  25-3                            
                                                           
Services:
  9.30 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Catharine’s

10.30 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Michael & All Angels
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Anne’s
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Ninian’s

 

Dates of St. Michael’s Monthly Services:-
23rd January – 27th February – 27th March, 24th April all at 3 p.m. The usual Sunday 10.30 a.m. Service will resume in May 2022.
 

ST. ANNE’S CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on 5th December after morning worship at 11.15 a.m.

 

 

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE 25 Nov.-10th Dec.
This is an annual United Nations’ Campaign.   Mothers’ Union is joining with thousands of other 
organisations in encouraging people to hold a 3-minute silence at 1.03 p.m. on Saturday, 27th November.
A group of MU members will hold a Silent Vigil outside the former Debenham’s Perth store in
the High Street, meeting at 12.30 p.m..  Please come and join us.

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MOTHERS’ UNION are once again collecting toiletries and boxes will be placed at the back of the Churches.   The toiletries will be gifted to Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital.  Items being collected are:-
Ladies : Lipsyl – Soap- - Flannel – Toothpaste – Toothbrush – Deodorant – Comb – Tissues – Shampoo – Showergel – Handcream
 
Men : as above, (but not handcream!) razors, shaving cream, shaving gel  
 
We will be putting these in bags on Thursday, 9th December at 11.00 a.m. in St.Catharine’s Centre, followed by our Christmas Lunch.  Please let Margaret Linley or Enid Southan know today if you are able to attend the lunch (if not already done so).

 

BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP
The meeting scheduled for 9th December has been cancelled, and the next meeting will be on 13th January – venue to be decided.

 


PAUSE FOR THOUGHT IN ADVENT – time to reflect and learn together on Tuesdays in Advent.   We will meet at 11.00 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church Hall.  Feel free to  come at 
10.30 a.m. for a cup of tea/coffee.
Dates for your diary – 30th November 7th December, 14th December, 21st December.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday, 19th December
3 p.m. Carol Service – St. Michael & All Angels, Ballintuim
6 p.m. Carol Service – St. Ninian’s, Alyth

Friday, 24th December   
  4 p.m. Christingle Service – St. Anne’s, Coupar Angus
11 p.m. Eucharist – St. Catharine’s, Blairgowrie

Saturday, Christmas Day 
   9.45 a.m. -  Eucharist – St. Ninian’s, Alyth
11.00 a.m.  – Eucharist – St. Michael & All Angels, Ballintuim
11.15 a.m.  -  Eucharist – St. Anne’s, Coupar Angus

Sunday, 26th December 
10.30 a.m. St. Stephen’s Day Eucharist – St. Catharine’s

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SUNDAY, 5th DECEMBER, 2021
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
       
Services :                                                                                                  Readings :
9.30 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Catharine’s                                             Malachi          3 :  1-4                
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Anne’s                                                    Luke                1 :  68-79
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Ninian’s                                                 Phillipians     1 :   3-11                                                                                                                                                          Luke                3 :   1-6

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
    

Our Website : www.abcsaints.co.uk                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                    
                                              Rector:              The Reverend Kim Lafferty
                           10 Rosemount Park, Blairgowrie PH10 6TZ
                           Tel. (Home) 01250-872715. (Office) 01250-874583
                           e-mail kim7books@msn.com
                           Usual non-working day FRIDAY

 

Assistant Clergy:      The Revd. David Cameron
                                      T. 01250-873272
                                      E. dacameron@talk21.com

                                    The Revd. Janice Cameron
                                    T. 01250-873272

St. Catharine’s Centre Coordinator: Mrs. Alison McCaig
Normal hours Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-12noon
T. 01250 874583.  E. stcatharinescommunitycentre@btinternet.com

Items for Pew Leaflet to Mrs. Margaret Linley by 5pm on Wednesday
T.07778 570515 (text only) E.  linley314@tiscali.co.uk

SAINTS ALIVE ARTICLES : e-mail : Chris.Judson  E Chris44.judson@gmail.com
01250-872789 or to Saints Alive team (details on back page of magazine)

OSCR NOS.  St. Anne’s SC 014389, St. Catharine’s SC 003473, 
                      St. Ninian’s SC 005907, St. Michael’s SC 009176

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Ready for Christmas?                                         

You’re joking! With all                                       

I’ve got to do,                                                      

I‘ll be lucky if                                                        

I’m ready by                                                         

This time next year.                                           

                                                                               

Stir-up Sunday                                     

Found me without even                                    

The ingredients,

Let alone the time to                                         

Stir them …

 

The cards –

I was going to write

More than                                            

‘Hope all is well’,

This year.

But I haven’t …

 

Shopping’s a nightmare,

With all those people

Intent on spending

Christmas …

 

Working out who’s

visiting who, and

who’ll be offended

if we don’t …

 

The tree, the decorations,

Enough food for the cat,

Not to mention us,

I’ll never be ready

But I’m certainly ready for

Christmas – that moment when

the world seems hushed

in silent expectation.

The light in the stable

Draws us from chaos

to the stillness of

God at the centre,

And love is born.

I’m longing for that.

By the Way

                  Ann Lewin