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Par­ish Church Morn­ing wor­ship on Sun­day, Novem­ber 5, was con­ducted by Rev Mike Ersk­ine. This week, Novem­ber 12, the Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vice will take place at the ear­lier time of 10.45am fol­lowed by a pa­rade to the war me­mo­rial for wreath lay­ing and a short act of Re­mem­brance. All wel­come. Dur­ing term time the Sun­day school wel­comes chil­dren to 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 Alyth Fam­ily His­tory Project is open at Alyth Par­ish Church on Sun­days from 2-4pm un­til Re­mem­brance Sun­day. The ar­chive in­cludes thou­sands of pho­to­graphs of peo­ple, events, schools, 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 look­out for a lead tip, drum­mers and pipers of all abil­i­ties with the in­ten­tion of en­ter­ing com­pe­ti­tions for 2018 sea­son. The lead tip will be ex­pected to teach the learn­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Pipe Ma­jor Gor­don Bar­ton on 07971 485893 or gor­don­bar­ton@mac.com.


Vil­lage Hall A bas­ket whist drive will be held in the hall on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24 at 7.30pm. Pro­ceeds in aid of hall funds. All wel­come.


Church The Sun­day ser­vice at Ben­dochy is from 10am to 10.45am, all wel­come. See Coupar Angus Abbey Church for fur­ther in­ti­ma­tions. Church Morn­ing wor­ship led by the Rev Ste­vie Thom­son in­cluded com­mu­nion led by the Rev Martin Pren­tice and as­sisted by Ali­son Pren­tice and Lynne Mitchell. John Alexan­der read from Joshua ch 3 vs 7-17 (Cross­ing the Jor­dan) and from the Gospel of Matthew ch 23 vs 1-12 (Seven Woes). Of­fice­bear­ers on duty were Ish­bel Cham­bers, Jim Mackay and David Martin. Sun­day Club was led by Su­san Christie and Ali­son Martin. Or­gan­ist was Lynne Mitchell and flow­ers pro­vided by Mar­garet Alexan­der. Tea and cof­fee was served by Linda and Iain Steven­son. The col­lec­tion for Mary’s Meals on Su­per, Souper Sun­day raised £152.50. Fol­low­ing morn­ing wor­ship on Re­mem­brance Sun­day there will be an Act of Re­mem­brance at the War Me­mo­rial on the Green. Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated dur­ing morn­ing wor­ship on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19, at 10am. All wel­come. Guild Caro­line McKay led mem­bers in a ses­sion on Emo­tional Free­dom Tech­niques. Mar­garet Lin­ley gave the vote of thanks. Devo­tions were led by Mar­garet Lin­ley with praise ac­com­pa­nied by Sheena McNaughton. Host­ess was Mar­garet Alexan­der. The next meet­ing is af­ter­noon tea at 2pm on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16, in the Church Halls, Wood­side. Con­tact Mavis on 01250 798941 or Moira on 01828 670539 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. All wel­come. The Har­vest Sup­per raised £270 for Chris­tian Aid, and £270 for the RNLI in An­struther and Ar­broath. Sin­cere thanks to all who con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of the evening. Se­nior Club Bur­rel­ton and Wood­side Se­nior Club fundrais­ing events this year are the Christ­mas ham­pers raf­fle, which will be drawn on De­cem­ber 21, and a whist drive on Fe­bru­ary 9. Raf­fle tick­ets for the Christ­mas ham­pers are on sale now. Christ­mas Mar­ket The pop­u­lar Christ­mas Mar­ket, held on the Green and or­gan­ised by the Bur­rel­ton Vil­lage Hall Com­mit­tee, will re­turn this year on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19. The event will take place from noon un­til 3pm and will fea­ture lots of stalls sell­ing lo­cal pro­duce, crafts, jew­ellery, Christ­mas gifts and more. Santa will be in his grotto, there will be face paint­ing, games, and hot food and drink. There are a few pitches re­main‘Praise ing, please email vil­lage­hall@bur­rel­ton.com or phone 07850448511. Bowl­ing Club The club’s an­nual whist drive will take place in Bur­rel­ton Church Hall on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24, at 7.30pm. Any­one who en­joys a game of whist will be made most wel­come. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided by club mem­bers. Please con­tact Irene Smith on 01828 670250 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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Craft fair The an­nual Christ­mas craft fair will be held in Bridge of Cally Hall from 10am-12.30pm on Novem­ber 18. There will be Christ­mas crafts, cards, treats and other stalls. Ac­tiv­i­ties also in­clude a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ com­pe­ti­tion, Christ­mas tombola and raf­fle. En­try is £2.50 for adults, with chil­dren free. The fee in­cludes teas, cof­fees and mince pies.


Knit and Nat­ter The group meets in Clu­nie Hall on the third Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month from 2-4pm.

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Abbey Church The ser­vice on Novem­ber 5 was led by Rev Andy Gra­ham. Hymns were from the Church Hym­nary Book and very ap­pro­pri­ate to the theme of the ser­vice, ‘Praise the Lord’, based on the bi­ble read­ing of Psalm 146. The min­is­ter re­minded those gath­ered how we teach our chil­dren ap­pro­pri­ate man­ners and praise them for their good be­hav­iour and achieve­ments, and how much bet­ter so­ci­ety would be if we were to reg­u­larly ex­tend this to other peo­ple. The con­gre­ga­tion was asked to con­sider how of­ten we gave praise to the Lord for all God does for us. Psalm 146 in­structs us to ‘Praise the Lord’. Rev Gra­ham preached that this should be done in good and bad times, with heart and soul. We can do this by liv­ing our lives and be­hav­ing to oth­ers as God would want us to do, to share our joy of how God’s son has saved us. The lessons of the Bi­ble show how our God re­mains faith­ful for­ever. Psalm 146 tells of how God up­holds the vic­tims of life. Bad things hap­pen in life, hu­man be­ings make a mess of things, but God is in the midst of it help­ing those who are work­ing to help the vic­tims. God does so much for us we should al­ways the Lord’. Amongst the mu­sic played by or­gan­ist and choir mas­ter Austin Wilkie was Largo by Han­dle, Gagliarda by Jean de Macaque and Trum­pet Vol­un­tary by J Clarke. There is no Prayer Group or Bi­ble study at the Abbey this week, they will re­sume next week, Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15, at the usual times of 2pm and 7.15pm re­spec­tively. Ben­dochy Ladies Group meet on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 8, at 2.15pm in the Coach House and the guest speaker will be Rev Andy Gra­ham. All wel­come. The Abbey Kirk Ses­sion will meet in the church at 7.30pm on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 8. A silent auc­tion is be­ing held at the Red House Ho­tel on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24, at 7pm to raise funds to­wards the cost of in­stalling a new heat­ing sys­tem in the Abbey. Tick­ets £3. A raf­fle will also be held. The next Fri­day Friendly will be on De­cem­ber 1 be­tween 1.30pm and 3pm at the Abbey. All wel­come. In­ti­ma­tions for next Sun­day to Ellen by email on em­cgib­bon@sky.com or tele­phone 07541 009398 by Thurs­day. Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion The as­so­ci­a­tion meets on the first Fri­day of each month at 7.30pm. As the bowl­ing club has closed down the new venue for the group is the St Anne’s Church hall on For­far Road. Owing to the fire­works and bon­fire night this month the as­so­ci­a­tion will meet on Fri­day, Novem­ber 10. Speaker is Al­lison Not­man, the min­is­ter at Ket­tins, who will speak on the his­tory of her church. Ev­ery­one wel­come. Thurs­day Friends The next af­ter­noon tea party is on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9, at 2pm in the Town Hall. Or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing for a good turn out as it will be the last party this year in the Town Hall. The Christ­mas party will be in the Red House Ho­tel on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 14 at 1pm for 1.30pm. Re­mem­brance Ser­vices will be held at Ben­dochy Church at 10am and the Abbey Church at 10.45am on Sun­day, Novem­ber 12. The re­tir­ing of­fer­ings will be for the Earl Haigh Fund. This will be fol­lowed at noon by a pa­rade led by Coupar Angus Pipe Band from the Cross to the war me­mo­rial at Coupar Angus Pri­mary School, where there will be a short ser­vice by Rev Andy Gray. Coupar Angus and Ben­dochy Com­mu­nity Coun­cil and lo­cal coun­cil­lors will lay wreaths. Or­gan­is­ers want as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to rep­re­sent lo­cal groups and vet­er­ans at the ser­vice. New Age Curl­ing The New Age Curl­ing group is hold­ing a cof­fee morn­ing and ta­ble sale on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, in the Town Hall, ad­mis­sion £2.


Cof­fee morn­ing A cof­fee morn­ing in aid of the Re­nal Unit at Ninewells Hos­pi­tal in Dundee will be held in Ket­tins Par­ish Church Hall from 10am to 11.30am on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18. Do­na­tions would be wel­come and can be handed in to ei­ther Mar­garet Johnstone and Eleanor Nicoll. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mar­garet on 01828 628353.


Church The Guild Cof­fee Morn­ing is on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11 from 10am to 11.30am. On Re­mem­brance Sun­day, Novem­ber 12, there will be an Act of Re­mem­brance at the close of wor­ship. Ser­vices are held ev­ery Sun­day at 9.45am and tea and cof­fee served in the hall af­ter­wards. All wel­come.


Ses­sion House There will be a Heart­start Dis­cov­ery work­shop in Kirk­michael Vil­lage Hall on Tues­day, Novem­ber 21, from 7pm to 9pm. The course will teach sim­ple emer­gency life-sav­ing skills (ELS). To book a place, con­tact Pet­rina Men­zies on 01250 881770 or 882242 or email kirk­michaelsh@bt­con­nect.com. The work­shop is free but a small do­na­tion on the night to cover the hall rental cost would be ap­pre­ci­ated. Church There will be a Christ­mas con­cert on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 15, fea­tur­ing Mei­gle Mu­si­cal­ity, in aid of Ses­sion House funds. A do­na­tion will also be made to CHAS. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tick­ets cost £7 which in­cludes re­fresh­ments and are avail­able from Pet­rina Men­zies, Kirk­michael Ses­sion House, tele­phone 01250 881770 or 882242.


Christ­mas lights The Christ­mas lights will be switched on at 5pm on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 15. There will be carol sing­ing and a visit from Santa. All wel­come.

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