East Perthshire Group of Churches
St Ninian’s, Alyth; St Catharine’s, Blairgowrie;
St Anne’s, Coupar Angus; St Michael and All Angels, Ballintuim
15th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
20th September 2020
COLLECT FOR THE DAY
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 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.
Readings: Jonah 3 : 10-4.11
Philippians 1 : 21-30
Matthew 20 : 1-16
10.30 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Michael & All Angels, Ballintuim
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Ninian’s
The Reverend Denise Herbert
Almighty and everlasting God who called your servant Ninian to preach the gospel to the people of northern Britain: raise up in this and every land heralds and evangelists of your kingdom, that your Church may make known the immeasurable riches of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever.
Readings: Jeremiah 1 : 4-9
1 Thessalonians 2 : 2b-12
Matthew 9 : 35-38
Monday, 21st September – Eucharist 1 p.m. – St. Matthew’s Day Celebrant : Canon Alasdair Coles.
SUNDAY, 27th SEPTEMBER, 2020
16th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
Services: 10.30 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Michael & All Angels
11.15 a.m. – Eucharist – St. Ninian’s
Readings: Ezekiel 18 : 1-4, 25-32
Philippians 2 : 1-13
Matthew 21 : 23-32
Spaces available for both services. ’Phone Carol 01828 640591. Please bring a face covering to wear during the service. No refreshments are served after the services at the moment, but you are welcome to chat outside the church afterwards whilst observing social distancing
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 email 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
We are pleased to let you know that the Foodbank in Blairgowrie is functioning again from St. Catharine’s Community Centre. It is in a very different format to what it was before covid-19. During this pandemic Foodbank is collaborating with Perth and Kinross Council to meet the needs of people.
The Community Centre remains closed and is now used for storing, packing and distributing food to people in need through the Council. Drop off points for food donations to the Foodbank are open at Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s in Blairgowrie.
FOR YOUR PRAYERS
Please remember the family and friends of Charles Kidd who died last week.
EPACTS - - WHAT DOES IT DO ?
In a word - nothing much at the moment in 2020! East Perthshire Action of Churches Together in Scotland is a grouping of about 14 churches in our area. It has representatives from all these churches, and it acts as a conduit for information between them. It is still doing this during this Covid 19 time though we have not been able to meet.
Normally it arranges things like the Berrypickers' Ceilidhs and the service of Songs of Praise. It did organise the lunches for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January, before we were locked down. It also deals with Social Work in arranging Christmas Hampers. This will still happen, we assume.
The churches pay a subscription towards the cost of some activities, but there will
be no subscription requested this year. In the past it has invited speakers and initiated various things which then run themselves, e.g the Time Bank, the Food Bank and hopefully CAP, Christians
The representatives for St Anne's and St Catharine's are Roz Button and Mary Hall. We make sure St Ninian's and St Michael's know what is going on. Anyone can attend meetings - - when we are allowed to have meetings! For more information please phone 01250 883437.
I am only one,
But I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But I can do something.
What I can do,
I ought to do,
And what I ought to do,
By the grace of God I will do.
Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903)
Assistant Priests: The Revd. David Cameron
The Revd. Janice Cameron
St. Catharine’s Centre Coordinator: Mrs. Alison McCaig
Normal hours Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-1pm
T. 01250 874583.
Items for Pew Leaflet to Mrs. Margaret Linley by 5pm on Wednesday
T. 01828 670314. E.
SAINTS ALIVE ARTICLES : e-mail : Chris.Judson
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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