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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.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.