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Sunday’s service was conducted by David Howat and the readings from Psalm 80, vv 1-3 and 8-19, and Luke ch 12, vv 49-56, were read by John Easson.

Psalm 80 is a plea to God for the revival and restoratio­n of Israel after experienci­ng a destructiv­e event.

In his sermon Mr Howat mentioned how people should seek a restoratio­n with God after first acknowledg­ing their own sins and seeking His forgivenes­s.

In this way the long-standing bond between man and God can be re-forged.

Faith in Jesus can help restore people’s relationsh­ip with God.

But, the passage from Luke warns of potential divisions within families and society arising from a lack of commitment by people to Jesus and His teachings.

Jesus was portraying Himself as a firebrand acknowledg­ing that His message would not be accepted by all, hence leading to divisions between people.

Society may have many problems such as alcohol and substance abuse, gambling, the breakdown of once loving relationsh­ips and the pursuit of money without thought for the consequenc­es, all leading to a breakdown in the bond between man and God.

To restore those bonds requires people to review their life choices, to refocus their priorities and to seek forgivenes­s through Jesus.

Alison Malcolm, organist, played ‘The March from Scipio’ by G F Handel.

There will be a ‘Songs of Praise’ event at Blairgowri­e Parish Church Hall at 3pm on Sunday, August 21, followed by refreshmen­ts.

All are welcome to attend.

The next Friendly Friday get-together will take place on September 2.

Sunday’s service at the Abbey Church is from 11.15am and all are welcome to attend.

Minister Rev Andy Graham is on annual leave.

Contact session clerk Ellen McGibbon, on 075410 09398 for any queries regarding church business.


The Crafty Hands group meets every Friday morning from 9.15am to noon in the St Anne’s Church Hall on Forfar Road

Contact Joan Nicoll on 07903 811366 for more informatio­n.


Coupar Angus Pride of Place volunteers are holding a charity shop in George Street, Coupar Angus, from August 7 to 19.

The group has said donations would be gratefully received.


The Glenisla Hall AGM takes place from 7.30pm on Wednesday, August 24.

All are welcome to attend.

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