Church news

Songs of praise

CHURCH of Scotland Guild members from all over the Angus West Presbyterial Council area will gather in Kilry Church at 7.30pm this Thursday, May 24, for their annual ‘Songs of Praise’ evening.

Mary Reid, convener of the Council, said: “We all look forward to going to one of the rural churches for this event and, if it’s a nice evening, the countryside looks lovely at this time of year.”

All are warmly invited to attend.

Churches praying for Uganda

At the most recent meeting of Kirriemuir Churches Together, Pastor Andrew Inglis brought the following message: “The Church is not any one of the separate branches, but exists when the believers in the Christian message of redemption and salvation work together for the good of all.”

Alan Tees led the enthusiastic hymn singing on his guitar.

It was appropriate that the prayers of the group included mention of the persecuted converts to Christianity in Uganda, as well as in several other countries, because the profits made by their venue, Bridges cafe, all go to help projects in Uganda.

The next meeting of Kirriemuir Churches Together will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at St. Mary’s at 7.30 pm.

Isla Parishes

Margaret Robertson wishes to thank all those who helped in any way to raise the magnificent sum of £1,333 at the Isla Parishes at their coffee morning and plant sale in Airlie Hall last Saturday.

Margaret also wishes to thank the church for the beautiful basket of flowers she received from Janette and Ian’s kind words on her retiral after 30 years as fund-raising convener.

Crafts at Tannadice

Tannadice Church is holding an Art, Crafts and Floral Exhibition to mark the Angus Open Studios Weekend of May 24 to 28 from 10 am to 4 pm. The talent of many local artists and crafters will be on display throughout the church with demonstrations of different crafts. There will be something of interest for all the family including balloon modelling and face painting for the children. Craft demonstrations will include glass painting, calligraphy, suncatchers, book making and sketching. Refreshments will be available and funds raised will be donated to the Kate Simpson Cancer Fund.

Ecumenical service

ANGUS Presbytery has organised an ecumenical service to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

It will be held on Sunday, May 27 at 7 pm in Brechin Cathedral.

Mr Ian Gray, Moderator of Angus Presbytery, will lead the call to worship with the sermon given by the Very Rev. Dr. James Weatherhead, former Moderator of the Church of Scotland.

Representatives from other churches throughout the county will take part in the service along with children from Brechin High School, the Strathmore Singers and the Brechin Cathedral Choir.

The service will last for just over one hour. Brechin Cathedral will very kindly provide refreshments after the service.

Olympic prayer celebrations

A SPECIAL week of prayer to celebrate the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is being organised in Forfar.

The event, called Angus Prayer Torch, will be held in the East and Old Parish Church from Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1 from 7pm to 9pm each evening. It is being organised by the Angus Prayer Promoters and will give an opportunity for people to pray for both the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee and the needs of the wider world.

You can come whenever it is convenient and for as long as you like and there will be opportunity for quiet, creative prayers, contemplative and written prayers as well as a powerpoint presentation. Refreshments will be provided and there will also be corporate prayers at 8.30pm.

You are invited to come and help change the world through prayer.