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Parish Church Morn­ing wor­ship was con­ducted by Rev Mike Ersk­ine. This week morn­ing wor­ship be­gins at the usual time of 11am. All events and ser­vices are open to ev­ery­one. Dur­ing term time the Sun­day school wel­comes chil­dren in the front pews of the church. A creche for un­der-threes is avail­able dur­ing Sun­day morn­ing ser­vice. The prayer group meets on Thurs­days in Burn­side Court lounge at 10.30am. Choir re­hearsal is ev­ery Fri­day at 6.45pm. New mem­bers wel­come. The church web­site at www. alyth­parishchurch.org.uk is up­dated weekly and con­tains de­tails of the Fam­ily His­tory Project, Kirk news, and lots of photos. Fam­ily his­tory Alyth Fam­ily His­tory Project is open at Alyth Parish Church on Sun­days from 2-4pm un­til Re­mem­brance Day. The ar­chive in­cludes thou­sands of pho­to­graphs of peo­ple, events, school, busi­nesses, wed­dings, bairns, views, etc. Ad­mis­sion is free. Ge­neal­ogy en­quiries are wel­come via fhp@alyth­parishchurch. org.uk or Face­book. Pipe band Alyth and District Pipe Band prac­tice on Wed­nes­days from 6pm in Alyth Town Hall. For more in­for­ma­tion contact Elaine Stur­rock on 01828 640312 or email elaine@ alyth­pipeband.org. The band is on the look-out for a lead tip, drum­mers and pipers of all abil­i­ties with the in­ten­tion of re-en­ter­ing com­pe­ti­tions for 2018 sea­son. The lead tip will be ex­pected to teach the learn­ers in the band at weekly prac­tice. For more in­for­ma­tion contact Pipe Ma­jor Gor­don Bar­don on 07971 485893 or gor­don­bar­ton@mac.com


Hall There will be a bas­ket whist drive at Ballin­tuim Hall on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29. The fun starts at 7.30pm. Pro­ceeds in aid of hall funds.


Church Sun­day’s ser­vice was con­ducted by the Rev Andy Gra­ham and the read­ings were Ge­n­e­sis ch50 vv1521 and Matthew ch18 vv21-35, read by Jean Laburn. See Coupar An­gus Abbey Church for fur­ther de­tails of the ser­vice and in­ti­ma­tions. The Sun­day ser­vice at Ben­dochy is from 10am to 10.45am, all wel­come.


Church Morn­ing wor­ship was led by the Rev Dr Hugh Or­mis­ton with praise ac­com­pa­nied by or­gan­ist Lynne Mitchell. Aileen Riches read from Ex­o­dus ch14 vv 19-31 and from the Gospel of Matthew ch18 vv2135, the Para­ble of the Un­mer­ci­ful Ser­vant. Of­fice­bear­ers on duty were Anne Bax­ter, Jean MacDiarmid and Sheena McNaughton with Sun­day Club led by Su­san Christie. Flow­ers were pro­vided by Mar­garet Alexan­der and re­fresh­ments served by Mavis and Bill An­ton. Har­vest Thanks­giv­ing will be cel­e­brated on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29 fol­lowed by a soup lunch and cake stall from 11am to 1pm. Pro­ceeds will go to Mary’s Meals. Guild The opening meet­ing of the 2017-2018 ses­sion is on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 5 at 7pm in the Church Halls, Wood­side. The Rev Ste­vie Thom­son will speak on the theme ‘Go in Love’. All wel­come. The Har­vest Sup­per is on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27 at 7.30pm. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion contact Mavis An­ton on 01250 798941 or Moira Or­mis­ton on 01828 670539. Se­nior Club The opening meet­ing is on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, in Cargill Bur­rel­ton Church Hall at 2pm. Entertainment will be by Jane Campbell.


Curl­ing Club A whist drive will be held on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29, from Judo gold medal­list Louise Renicks vis­ited pupils at Kirk­michael Pri­mary School re­cently.

Louise , who won a gold medal for Scot­land at the 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games, spoke to the chil­dren about the sac­ri­fices in­volved in reach­ing, and stay­ing, at the top in her cho­sen sport. She also ex­plained the im­por­tance of diet and nu­tri­tion and

7.30pm in Clu­nie Hall. In­cludes sup­per. Hall As­so­ci­a­tion An au­tumn ta­ble top sale takes place on Satur­day, Septem­ber 24, from 10am to 1pm. En­try to the event, which will fea­ture a num­ber of stalls in­clud­ing home bak­ing, bric-a-brac, books, plants and house­hold bits and bobs, is free. Ta­bles are avail­able, priced £10 and £5, call An­gela Jeffs on 01350 724237 to book. The sea­son of whist drives gets un­der way on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, at 7.30pm at Clu­nie Hall. Knit and Nat­ter The group meets in Clu­nie Hall on the third Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month from 2-4pm and hopes to knit for char­i­ties.

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Abbey Church Sun­day’s ser­vice was con­ducted by the Rev Andy Gra­ham and the read­ings were Ge­n­e­sis ch50 vv15-21 and Matthew ch18 vv21-35 read by Jeff Brewer. In his ser­mon Rev Gra­ham re­ferred to the read­ings which tack­led the is­sue of for­give­ness. God will for­give peo­ple for their short­com­ings and sins and, in turn, peo­ple should for­give oth­ers who wrong them. Such for­give­ness should be un­con­di­tional, un­lim­ited and time­less recog­nis­ing that, some­times, it may take many years to for­give a wrong­doer. How­ever, no mat­ter how hard it may be, peo­ple should never dis­count the prospect of ut­ter­ing a for­give­ness as it can help avert a con­tin­u­ing sense of hurt en­abling those af­fected to achieve a sense of per­sonal peace know­ing that they are meet­ing God’s ex­pec­ta­tions and ap­proval. Mu­si­cal of­fer­ings by the or­gan­ist, Austin Wilkie, in­cluded Pre­lude in G Mi­nor by JS Bach, An­dante Pas­torale by Thomas Adams and Re­ces­sional Vol­un­tary in F by T Pat­ti­son. The Prayer Group meets at 2pm in the Abbey Church each Wed­nes­day, all wel­come. The Bi­ble Study Group also meets each Wed­nes­day at 7.15pm in the Abbey. This week they will be look­ing at Luke chap­ter 5. reg­u­lar ex­er­cise, and the im­por­tance of the sup­port of fam­ily and friends.

She missed going to the Olympics be­cause of a per­sonal tragedy and had to learn to bounce back from other dis­ap­point­ments, in­clud­ing spend­ing two years re­cov­er­ing from two op­er­a­tions, af­ter which she had to set her­self new tar­gets.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along and join in the dis­cus­sions and en­joy the fel­low­ship with oth­ers. The next Friendly Fri­day is on Oc­to­ber 6 from 1.30pm to 3pm in the Abbey Church. Please keep the date in the diary and join the group for tea and cof­fee, tasty bites and fel­low­ship. The Abbey Au­tumn Fair is on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14 from 10am to 2pm. En­try is £2 for adults, which in­cludes re­fresh­ments. Chil­dren are free when ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Soup will be on sale from noon. There will be craft and com­mu­nity stalls, home bakes, raf­fle, tombola and craft ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and adults alike, in­clud­ing print­ing. Char­ity stalls cost £5, commercial and craft stalls £10. En­quiries to Anne Eas­son, tele­phone 01828 628001 or email a.eas­son@bt­in­ter­net.com. Help with teas, soup, home bak­ing, raf­fle prizes and tombola prizes will be very wel­come. EPACTS are plan­ning to print a 2018 cal­en­dar to fea­ture Bi­ble verses and pho­to­graphs taken by lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phers. To or­der a copy at a cost of £3 please speak to He­len Pithie. The St Anne’s Lunch Club now meets on a Tues­day for toasties, soup, cheese and bis­cuits served with tea or cof­fee. The club is look­ing for help to run this worth­while out­reach. Any­one who can help out is asked to speak to Anne Richards or He­len Pithie. A new boiler will be in­stalled at the Abbey Church dur­ing the week be­gin­ning Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 16. The work should take around four to five days. The Sun­day ser­vice at the Abbey Church is from 11.15am to 12.15pm, all wel­come. In­ti­ma­tions for next Sun­day to Ellen at em­cgib­bon@ sky.com or tele­phone 07541 009398 by Thurs­day. Thurs­day Friends A very en­joy­able af­ter­noon tea party was held on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14. Ann Campbell wel­comed all those gath­ered and in­tro­duced en­ter­tainer Jim Fos­ter who de­lighted the group with a mix­ture of songs and mu­sic. Ann Richards thanked ev­ery­one for at­tend­ing and do­nat­ing raf­fles and also ex­pressed thanks to Jim. The next

party is on Oc­to­ber 12. New faces are al­ways wel­come. The AGM is on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25 at 7pm in the Her­itage Cen­tre. All wel­come.


Prin­ci­pal teacher at Kirk­michael Pri­mary School, Craig Loudon, said: “Louise’s visit and talk re­lated closely to what the chil­dren have been learn­ing about re­silience in the school.

“She has pro­vided in­spi­ra­tion to youngsters through the coun­try and has set an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple for our pupils to fol­low.” Church Mem­bers of Ardler, Ket­tins and Mei­gle Parish Church will be hold­ing a char­ity shop in Coupar An­gus dur­ing the week be­gin­ning Mon­day, Septem­ber 25 un­til Fri­day, Septem­ber 29. The shop will be open ev­ery day from 9am to 4pm. There will be a wide range of goods for sale in­clud­ing good as new clothes, footwear, gifts, fur­ni­ture, books, toys, dvds and home bak­ing as well as tombola prizes ev­ery day. All pro­ceeds to church funds. The Har­vest

Thanks­giv­ing and Guild Ded­i­ca­tion joint ser­vice will take place on Oc­to­ber 8 in Ket­tins Church at 10am fol­lowed by lunch. All wel­come.


Church Sun­day ser­vices at Kin­claven start at 9.45am. All are wel­come and tea and cof­fee is served in the hall af­ter the ser­vice.


Christ­mas Fayre A Christ­mas fayre will be held in Kin­loch Hall in Mei­gle on Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, from 10am to 1pm, to raise funds for the hall. To book a ta­ble call Doris Scott on 07765 018758.

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