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Par­ish Church Morn­ing wor­ship on Sun­day was con­ducted by Rev Mike Ersk­ine. On Sun­day this week morn­ing wor­ship will take place at 11am. The Har­vest Thanks­giv­ing ser­vice is on Sun­day. 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. The church web­site at www. alyth­parishchurch.org.uk is up­dated weekly. Fam­ily his­tory Alyth Fam­ily His­tory Project is open at Alyth Par­ish Church on Sun­days from 2-4pm. The ar­chive in­cludes thou­sands of pho­tographs of peo­ple, events, schools, busi­nesses, wed­dings, bairns, views, etc. Ad­mis­sion is free. Ge­neal­ogy en­quiries are wel­come via [email protected]­parishchurch. 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 [email protected] 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 gor­don­bar­[email protected] fare sale is be­ing held on Fri­day, Novem­ber 3, from 10am to 4pm in St Martin’s Pub­lic Hall, Bal­beg­gie. Items for sale in­clude Christ­mas gifts, bric-a-brac, books, CDs, toys, jew­ellery and plants as well as a tombola and raf­fle. The Brown­ies will also have a stall. Tea/cof­fee and bis­cuits will be avail­able.


Church Sun­day’s ser­vice was con­ducted by Rev Andy Gra­ham. Com­mu­nion will be held in Ben­dochy Church on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 22. The Sun­day ser­vice at Ben­dochy is from 10-10.45am. See the Coupar An­gus sec­tion for de­tails.


Hall A bas­ket whist will take place in the hall on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27, from 7.30pm. There will also be a raf­fle. A quiz night will be held from 7.30pm on Satur­day, Novem­ber 4. Teams of four. There will be a li­censed bar and raf­fle. Con­tact Pam on 882352 or Morag on 882241 for de­tails.


Church Morn­ing wor­ship on Sun­day was led by Rev Ste­vie Thom­son and the or­gan­ist was Lynne Mitchell. Sheena McNaughton read from Isa­iah ch 25, v 1-9, and Matthew ch 22, v 1-14. Ofice-bear­ers on duty were Ish­bel Cham­bers, Ruth McLean and Aileen Riches. Flow­ers were pro­vided by Gla­dys Laing and tea/cof­fee was served by Gail MacKen­zie. The Har­vest Thanks­giv­ing ser­vice will be cel­e­brated on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29. It will be fol­lowed by a soup lunch and cake stall from 11am to 1pm. Pro­ceeds will go to Mary’s Meals. Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated dur­ing morn­ing wor­ship on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19. Guild The next meet­ing is on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, at 2pm. Mar­jorie Clark will speak on the work of Chris­tian Aid. The har­vest sup­per is on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27, at 7.30pm in the Church Halls, Wood­side. Live mu­sic with Tommy New­comen. Tick­ets £10, avail­able from Mavis An­ton on 01250 798941 or Moira Or­mis­ton on 01828 670539. Pro­ceeds to Guild projects and RNLI (An­struther and Ar­broath). Re­mem­brance Fol­low­ing wor­ship on Sun­day, Novem­ber 12, there will be an act of Re­mem­brance at the war me­mo­rial on the Green. 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.


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 Sun­day’s ser­vice was con­ducted by Rev Andy Gra­ham. The choir sang the in­troit and this was fol­lowed by the hymn ‘Christ Is Made The Sure Foun­da­tion’. The Bible lessons were read by Andy from the King James Bible. They were Philip­pi­ans 2 v 1-11 and Matthew ch 21 v 23-32. Gath­er­ing the chil­dren at the front, Andy asked them how they would let peo­ple know what they were feel­ing with­out ac­tu­ally speak­ing. There fol­lowed a num­ber of dif­fer­ent fa­cial ex­pres­sions, em­pha­sis­ing ac­tions speak louder than words. Re­flect­ing on his school days, Andy re­called be­ing eas­ily dis­tracted in class and los­ing the thread of the les­son. Je­sus said peo­ple must lis­ten care­fully to the will of God and do what he tells them. At­tend­ing church and un­der­stand­ing the­ol­ogy are not enough. Peo­ple must act on these teach­ings of fel­low­ship, unity, joy and love. As a church the con­gre­ga­tion is part of a wider com­mu­nity and mem­bers must let oth­ers see the dif­fer­ence Je­sus makes in their lives. Mu­si­cal of­fer­ings by or­gan­ist Austin Wilkie in­cluded ‘Tore­odor’s Song’ from ‘Car­men’, ‘Pre­lude No 7’ by Chopin, ar­ranged for the or­gan by Austin, and ‘Fugue in D Ma­jor’ by JS Bach. Sun­day ser­vices in the Abbey Church are from 11.15am-12.15pm, fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments. Due to up­grad­ing of the heat­ing sys­tem in the Abbey Church there will be no prayer group or Bible study this week. These will re­sume on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25, at 2pm and 7.15pm re­spec­tively. Com­mu­nion will be held at the Abbey Church on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29. The next friendly Fri­day cof­fee is on Fri­day, Novem­ber 3, from 1.30-3pm. Au­tumn Fair Satur­day’s Abbey Church Au­tumn Fair raised £868 for church funds. Or­gan­is­ers thanked ev­ery­one who sup­ported this event by bak­ing, serv­ing, man­ning stalls and es­pe­cially ev­ery­one who went along. 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. Pride of Place Pride of Place is or­gan­is­ing a com­mu­nity cro­cus plant­ing on the Com­mon on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21, from 10am. These will add to those planted last year for Pur­ple for Po­lio and in mem­ory of Har­low Ed­wards. A spokesper­son said: “We wish to add to the blaze of pur­ple for Har­low across the Com­mon in the spring.” Re­mem­brance ser­vice A Re­mem­brance ser­vice will be held at the Abbey Church on Sun­day, Novem­ber 12, at 10.45am. 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.


Guild The first Guild meet­ing will be held in the hall on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19, when the speaker will be Andy Pat­ter­son on ‘Stars of the Sil­ver Screen’. The Guild au­tumn coun­cil meet­ing will be held in Ca­puth Church on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 18.


Fayre A Christ­mas fayre will be held in Kin­loch Hall on Novem­ber 4 from 10am to 1pm to raise funds for the hall. To book a table call Doris Scott on 07765 018758.

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