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Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS - Scot­tish Epis­co­pal Churches

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.

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