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

 

 

ADVENT  SUNDAY

29th  NOVEMBER 2020


 

COLLECT FOR THE DAY

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 Iife  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:            Isaiah                      64 : 1-9
                              1 Corinthians           1 : 3-9                                                                 
                              Mark                        13 : 24-37  

                             
Sunday Services:
 9.30 a.m. – Eucharist - arvest hanksgiviSt. Catharine’s
         Bookings for services through Sarah Gammell 01738-710440                                     
                     
11.15 a.m.     Eucharist – St. Anne’s 
                        Bookings for services through Andrew & Averil Valentine 01828 627484
                        
11.15 a.m.. –  Eucharist – St. Ninian’s 
                         Bookings for services through Carol Renwick 01828-640591

Please bring a face covering to wear during the services. No refreshments are served before or after the 
services at the moment, but you are welcome to chat outside the church afterwards whilst observing 
social distancing.

BISHOP IAN  is taking the Service at 9.30 today in St. Catharines, and at 11.15 a.m. In St. Ninian’s.

As usual, please ring Sarah on 01738 710440 or email sarah@thegammells.com for St. Catharine’s, 
and Carol Renwick 01828-670314 to book a seat.  Places are available.


STATEMENT FROM BISHOP IAN TO THE J.L.C. 16TH NOVEMBER, 2020
The process of searching for a new Rector to provide pastoral leadership for the East Perthshire Charges 
is continuing, despite the Covid emergency and its restrictions. Bishop Ian is in discussion with a potential  candidate, and hopes to present him to the Joint Liaison Committee for interview in the near future.   Please pray for everyone involved in discerning this appointment.

ST.CATHARINE’S
Due to the ongoing Covid situation Alison McCaig and Sharne’s working hours are reducing from now so that we can claim via the Furlough Scheme to help with the financial situation the Centre finds itself in.   Alison is working 9-10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please leave a message if you cannot contact Alison during these times and she will ring you back when she is next working.

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ST. ANNE’S – NOTE FROM VESTRY SECRETARY
I have been asked to stress that under the Coronavirus guidelines, the church can only accommodate 
13 in the congregation with 3 sidespeople.   It is, therefore, essential that you book your place every 
week through Andrew & Averil Valentine 01828 627484.

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.

18.00 Zoom Service with Liz Baker Highland Linked Charges – invites circulated by e-mail by Vestry 
Secretaries.

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

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

MOTHERS’UNION 25th NOVEMBER – 10TH DECEMBER 
16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

EPACTS CHRISTMAS HAMPERS
Everybody knows what to do now, hopefully! Churches are dealing with them in different ways, so to find out how you can help please contact:-

St. Anne’s – Margaret Linley
St. Ninian’s – Connie Wright
St. Catharine’s – Enid Southan

Mary is making sure all is going OK.  She will take voucher money to the EPACTS Treasurer Alastair Macdonald, if you don’t know where he lives.  Date of delivery to Social Work probably 21st December. (Mary all -1250-883437)Hall 01250-883437).

ST.ANNE’S – because not everyone can attend each week,  to simplify the above, there will be an envelope at the back of the church for any donation you may wish to make towards the hampers – we include a £10 or £15 meat voucher.  Margaret Linley will use the donations to buy the items to make up the hamper.
Thank you.

 

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ADVENT PRAYER

Wait For the Lord, whose day is near.
Watch for the Lord, he surely comes

As the dawn heralds the end of night,
so our Lord comes, like morning light.
Power and majesty are before him.
He comes in love and judgement to his people.

Lift up your eyes, look, behold,
your king is coming to you.
Welcome our Lord today.

Lord, come and reign in our hearts,
dwelling places open
and waiting to receive you.

From “The Journey of a Pilgrim”
Valerie Hicks

 

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SUNDAY,6TH DECEMBER, 2020
2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Services:
  9.30 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Catharine’sarH
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Anne’s 
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Ninian’s 
                                                                          
Readings:  
Isaiah                         40 : 1-11
2 Peter                         3 : 8-15
Mark                            1 : 1-8  
       
      
   

Our Website : www.abcsaints.co.uk
Assistant Priests: 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, 9am-1pm
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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