Church Morning worship on Sunday was conducted by Rev Mike Erskine. An evening service was held later in the day, during which the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Dr Russell Barr, gave the address. On Sunday this week, morning worship begins at the usual time of 11am. During term time, the Sunday School welcomes children to the front pews of the church each. All welcome. A crèche for under threes is available during every 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, www. alythparishchurch.org.uk, is updated weekly. All events and services are open to everyone. Family History Project The project is closed for the winter and reopens on Easter Sunday. Enquiries are welcome via [email protected]parishchurch.org. uk or Facebook. Church Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Andy Graham. Readings, by Margaret Davidson, were from 1 Corinthians ch 1, v 10-17, and Matthew ch 4, v 12-22. For sermon details, see the Coupar Angus section. The Sunday service at Bendochy is from 10-10.45am. All welcome.
AGM Burrelton and Woodside Village Hall AGM will take place on Thursday, February 23, at 8pm, in the hall. All welcome. For more information, contact the hall secretary via village[email protected]relton.com or 07912 965632. Church Morning worship on Sunday was led by Rev Dr Hugh Ormiston with Aileen Riches reading from 1 Corinthians ch 1, v 10-18, and from the Gospel of Matthew ch 4, v 12-23. Office-bearers on duty were Jim Mackay. Gail Mackenzie and Gordon Rodger. Sunday Club was led by Jean MacDiarmid. The organist was Lynne Mitchell and flowers were provided by Marie Milne. Teas and coffees were served by Aileen and Ian Riches. Guild Mavis Anton led the post Christmas meeting with Moira Ormiston accompanying praise. Members enjoyed quizzes and readings. The next meeting is at 7pm on Thursday, February 2, in the Church Halls, Woodside .There will be a speaker from the project ‘All Friends Together’. All welcome.
Church Sunday’s service was conducted by the Rev Andy Graham and the readings were by David Chinn, from 1 Corinthians ch 1, v 10-17, and Matthew ch 4, v 12-22. The choir sang an introit ‘I Worship You, Almighty God’ and, during the offering, ‘O Let the Son of God Enfold You’. Rev Graham spoke of the many divisions that exist in the world today, but these can be resolved through the message of the Gospels for God sent His Son to reconcile us to Himself, and to one another. Through His teachings, Jesus calls upon us to follow Him as disciples so that we can help build bridges through forgiveness, fellowship, peace, tolerance and love. We can start the process today in our own homes and communities. All it takes is that first step and commitment to follow Jesus and walk in His shadow. Austin Wilkie, organist, played ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ (Procol Harum), Soft Movement in F Major and Short Voluntary in G Major (John Worgan). The Prayer meeting at the Abbey Church is every Wednesday at 2pm, all welcome. There will be a Bible Study for Lent on Wednesday, February 15, 7.15pm, in the Abbey, again all welcome. Further details will follow in the next couple of weeks. Week of prayer for Christian Unity commences January 30 until February 3 and includes services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Parish Church, Blairgowrie with a short service at noon followed by a soup lunch. On Thursday and Friday the services will be held in St Catherine’s Hall, Blairgowrie. The Tuesday service will be led by Rev Andy Graham, all welcome. The Sunday service at the Abbey Church is from 11.15–12.15pm, all welcome. Intimations for next week to Ellen at emcgib[email protected] or 07541009398 by Thursday. Thursday Friends The next party is at 2pm in the town hall on February 9.
Church Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Peggy Ewart-Roberts and the organist was Janet Coyle. Readings from Matthew ch 4, v 12-23, and 1 Corinthians ch 1, v 12-18, were by Elizabeth Brown. Morning worship on Sunday this week starts at the usual time of 9.45am.
Session House Volunteers at the Session House are supporting the Mothers’ Union annual appeal for donations of new pants to be included in personal packets given to ladies taken into prison straight from court wearing just the clothes they stand up in. This is the third year that the Session House has acted as a collection point for the initiative. Donations of new pants of any size can be handed in to the collection box in the Session House throughout January and February.