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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.

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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.

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