\Alyth Shopfor cyclefund
Parish Church Morning worship was conducted by Rev Tom Tait. Next week, October 1, the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated during morning worship at 11am and also at 2.30pm followed by refreshments. An evening service of Thanksgiving will also take place at 6pm. 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. All events and services are open to everyone. Family history The Alyth Family History Project is closed this Sunday, October 1. It 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. Literary Society Alyth Literary Society The new season starts on Tuesday, October 3, with an illustrated talk by Eric Summers of Kirriemuir entitled Churchill Connections in which he explores links with the wartime leader in Angus and east Perthshire. The talk commences at 7.30pm in the Ogilvy Rooms, Commercial Street, Alyth. The annual membership fee remains at £8 and admission to a single meeting for non-members continues at £2. New members and visitors will be most welcome. 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. The Hall Committee raised £875 recently by holding a duck race and would like to thank everyone who helped to sell ducks and all those who bought ducks for their support. The results were as follows: yellow sheets - 1 Ena Watson, Blairgowrie, 2 Ian Brownlie, Bridge of Cally, 3 Ann Smith, Alyth, 4 Helen David, Coupar Angus; green sheets - 1 Christopher Smith, Perth, 2 Fiona Nicoll, Blanefield, Stirlingshire, 3 Sandy Robertson, Perth, 4 Isobel Scrimgeour, Caputh; orange sheets - 1 Dale Smith, Kiriemuir, 2 Lynn Argo, Catterline, Stonehaven, 3 Les Sheach, Bridge of Cally, 4 Nat Parsons, Glenshee; white sheets - 1 Alec Cameron, Eassie, 2 Ros Broadley, Glasgow, 3 Robyn Johnston, Glenshee, 4 Adam Forbes, Glenisla.
Church The Sunday service at Bendochy is from 10am to 10.45am, all welcome. See Coupar Angus for this week’s report.
Hall A coffee morning is being held Coupar Angus Cycling Hub is holding a charity shop on George Street in the town from Monday, October 8.
Proceeds from the shop will go towards the cycle skills track planned for the town and organisers are hopeful that their fundraising efforts will reach their first target of £10,000.
Any unwanted items and goods for the shop can be dropped off at the Cycle Hub at the Cross.
Organisers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have some spare time and is willing to help out in the shop for a couple of hours.
Please contact Grant Murdoch on 07828 633848 or 01828 958296.
in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care this Friday, September 29, from 10am to noon. As well as the coffee morning there will be a raffle and a cake and candy stall. Donations greatly appreciated. Please contact Morag Houston on 01250 882241 for more details.
Church Morning worship was led by the Rev Stevie Thomson with organist Lynne Mitchell. Ruth McLean read from Exodus ch16 vv2-15 and from the Gospel of Matthew ch20 vv1-16, The Parables of the Workers in the Vineyard. Officebearers on duty were Russell Martin, Jim Mackay and Gail MacKenzie. Sunday Club was led by Alison Martin and flowers were provided by Suzanne Spalding. Refreshments were served by Donna Lamont and Sandy Duthie. 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 2017/18 session is at 7pm on Thursday, October 5, in the Church Halls, Woodside. The Rev Stevie Thomson will speak on the Guild 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. There will be a fashion show by Next on Saturday, October 7 at 7.30pm in the Church. Tickets cost £5 with all proceeds going towards church funds. Please contact Susan Christie on 07759 829853. 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 7.30pm in Clunie Hall. Includes supper. Hall Association 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 The service was led by the minister, Andrew Graham and opened with an introit by the choir. The first hymn, The Lord is King, set the tone for the service. In the opening prayers Andrew asked the Lord to let his light shine into people’s hearts and thanked Him for his goodness. Heather Cluff read from Psalm 145 vv 8-16, and Jo Chinn read from Mathew ch20, vv 1 to 16, the story of the workers in the vineyard, and the sermon expanded on this. The first workers were hired in the early morning and more were hired at 9am and noon. The ones asked to work at 5pm were promised nothing but went to work in trust of some reward. Starting with those last set to work and paying in reverse order, each worker received the correct daily hire rate of one silver coin, much to the disgruntlement of those who had toiled the longest. The owner asked them: “Don’t I have the right to do as I wish with my own money? Or are you jealous because I am generous?” The disgruntled workers, rather than be pleased that they had received their just reward, thought they had been dealt with unfairly - instead of being pleased at the varying good fortune of the other workers, especially those who began work at 5pm. Part of human nature is inherent selfishness. The fairness of God is to everybody, it is unconditional. The disciples gave up everything, and wondered what their reward would be. The minister reminded the congregation that the reward is in the hands of God, it is not choice, if people got from God what they deserve, Jesus would probably not have come to earth at all. People get what He chooses, which is love, forgiveness, mercy and salvation. After the sermon, Blessed Assurance Jesus is mine was sung and Austin Willkie’s musical offerings included Ave Maria by CF Shubert, Canon in D by C Paznabell and Recessional Voluntary number 3 in G. The Prayer Group meets every Wednesday in the church at 2pm; Bible Study every Wednesday at 7.15pm. There will be a Thanksgiving Service this Sunday, October 1, in both Bendochy and the Abbey and donations of food or money will go to the food bank. The next Friday Friendly is on October 6 between 1.30pm and 3pm. Everyone welcome for beverages, tasty bites and fellowship. 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. Autumn Fair The 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.
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 The service was conducted by Rosemary Patterson, Reader in Training. Organist was Janet Coyle. The Bible readings from Psalm 75 vv6-10 and Matthew ch20 vv1-16 were read by Mike Abbott. The Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, October 9. Donations of dried goods for CATH’s Kitchen will be gratefully received. Holy Communion will also be celebrated that Sunday. 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.
Charity shop Grant Murdoch from the Coupar Angus Cycling Hub (second from the right) is raising funds for a cycle skills track in the town. Photo by Richard Wilkins