On Sunday morning the fourth Sunday of Advent was marked with celebrations of the Eucharist at St Catharine’s, Blairgowrie, St Anne’s, Coupar Angus and St Ninian’s, Alyth.
Morning worship included the Advent hymn ‘Long ago, prophets knew Christ would come, born a Jew’ which had been linked with the theme of ‘belonging’ in the Advent discussion group last week.
In her sermon, lay reader Lis Burke reflected on the theme of belonging in relation to Christ at His birth. Christ does not ‘belong’ to us, but we belong to Christ.
Following the morning services the congregation celebrated Christmas Eve with a service for all ages in St Anne’s, Coupar Angus and a Midnight Eucharist in St Catharine’s, Blairgowrie.
The parent toddler group held in St Anne’s church hall in Coupar Angus is closed over the Christmas holidays.
It will restart on Thursday, January 11, and from then on will take place on Thursdays rather than Mondays.
St Anne’s Ecumenical lunch club restarts on Tuesday, January 9.
The Meditation Group re-starts on Tuesday, January, 16.
Members of the congregations will hold a church service in the Balhousie Care Home in Coupar Angus on Wednesday, January 17 at 2pm. On Sunday, December 31, there will be a joint service for all the congregations in St Ninian’s, Alyth at 10.30am. All are welcome.
The Rector, Very Rev. Kenny Rathband, can be contacted via the church office on 01250 874583. For more details see www. abcsaints.org.uk or search on Facebook for ABC Saints.