Pew Leaflet

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

9TH MAY, 2021 
THURSDAY 13th MAY, 2021 - ASCENSION DAY

 

COLLECT 

God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into  the kingdom of your Son:  grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;  through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Readings:     
Acts            10 : 44-48       
1 John           5 :  1-6                                                        
John            15 :   9-17

Services:
  9.30 a.m.    Eucharist – St. Catharine’s
11.15 a.m     Eucharist – St. Anne’s
11.15 a.m.    Eucharist – St. Ninian’s

                                                                              
Due to the current restrictions seats must be reserved in advance.
ST. CATHARINE’S - Please book with Sarah Gammell 0  
ST. ANNE’S - To reserve a seat please book with Andrew Valentine on 07753 931103
ST. NINIAN’S – To reserve a seat please ‘phone Carol 01828 840591

11.00 a.m. – Online Eucharist Service from Scottish Episcopal Church
http://www.scotland.anglican,org/broadcast-sunday-worship/
available to be viewed after this time too

Thursday Service 18.30 Service of the Word broadcast over YouTube and available to be viewed after this time too.

ST. NINIAN’S will be holding an ASCENSION DAY Service on Thursday, 13th May at
11.15 a.m..  All welcome – should be no need to book.
Ascension Day Readings  :  Acts                 1 :  1-11
                                                   Ephesians      1 : 15-23
                                                   Luke              24 : 44-53

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DAILY HOPE - A free ‘phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers
Are you in need of some daily hope during this lockdown?   We have a new FREE telephone line for you to ring to hear comforting hymns, daily prayers and reflections. 0800 804 8044. https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/DailyHOPE_Poster-A4_v4_01.pdf

CHARITY SHOP FOR CHRISTIAN AID – booked for week 15th-23rd October in the Charity Shop in Coupar Angus.  Hoping that it will be possible to hold it by then.
Please note the date and save stuff for sale!   Nearer the time we will work out a rota (Mary Hall)

SAINTS ALIVE – the deadline for receipt of articles for the Summer edition of Saints Alive, is 16th May.

10th-16th MAY, 2021 – MENTAL HEALTH AWARNESS WEEK – theme : “Nature”

MOTHERS’ UNION ‘THY KINGDOM COME SERVICE’ , 14TH May on Facebook and YouTube. Available to view at 2 p.m.

WITNESSING

The simple truth, whether we like it or not, is that religion can be a substitute for Christianity.   
Will you ask yourself this:  is your experience one of a vague religious sense, say that there is a God, a purpose behind all things, an inspired Bible, a historic person called Christ whose teaching you admire, and whose personality you love, or is it Christianity?   Is it, in other words, that you are committed to a way of life, that you are entering more and more fully into a living and definite experience with Christ which is changing your life?   If it is the first you have nothing to pass on.
If it is the second you cannot, however reticent, but long to find some way or another in which others can be brought into that experience which is changing you …..

Do let us take this matter of our relation to others seriously.   No man is fully won to Christ unless his personality is reaching out to bring others into the experience.  It is incredible that we can possess the real thing and keep it as dark as some of us  keep our religion.   After all, a chill falls upon the spirit if one contemplates what would have happened if the earliest Christians of all had done no more to spread their experience than we have done.  Supposing they had settled down in
Jerusalem, a little body of men and women meeting together every week in the Upper Room, exchanging experiences, worshipping together, singing hymns, listening to sermons from one another.  The Christian Church would have been extinct within half a century of Christ’s death.

But what did happen at once?   They went throughout the known world preaching this glorious good news, that there was a transforming communicable experience of salvation for every man and woman. or did they say to themselves what I have heard people say:  “Very well then, I suppose I had better begin to tell others.”  The thing simply burst from them.   They could not keep it in.


Leslie D. Weatherhead (1893-1976)

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SUNDAY, 16TH MAY, 2021    
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

  9.30 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Catharine’s
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Anne’s
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Ninian’s 

Readings:
Acts                  1 : 15-17, 21-26
1 John              5 :   9-13
John               17 :   6-19


Our Website : www.abcsaints.co.uk
Assistant Priests: The Revd. David Cameron
                               T. 01250-873272
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                              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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