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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 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. 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.

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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

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