Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 10th September 2018

St Mary’s Aberfoyle & St Andrew’s Callander

Notices for the weeks beginning 10th September



Evelyn Nicolson RIP

Evelyn died in her sleep yesterday. A great debt of gratitude is owed to her by St Andrews congregation, not least for her service as People’s Warden for many years.  May she rest in God’s peace.


Evelyn Nicolson’s funeral will take place at St. Andrews on Monday 17th September commencing at 10.45.


Balfron Kirk Flower Festival

Sat 15th Sept 10am-4pm and Sun 16th Sept 2pm-4pm. Songs of Praise on Sun 16th Sept at 6pm. All welcome.


Linkage Harvest Supper 2018

We plan to hold a Harvest supper and Quiz at 19.30 on Friday 28th September 2018 in St Andrew’s Hall. If you can attend, please contact Fiona Gibson (St Andrews) (01877 331508 email or Melanie Grosse (St Mary’s) (01877382887 email  as soon as possible, and by the latest Friday 21st September, with the number of people accompanying. As in previous years, supper is provided on a bring and share basis. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. The items are quiche, cold meat, salad, pudding, a bottle of wine or a soft drink. When contacting Fiona or Melanie, please indicate what you feel able to provide. Alternatively, paper forms are available to complete and return in both churches.


St Andrew’s Garden

The trees are beginning to bear fruit. Please feel free to pick and encourage others to do likewise

This week



Peter and Christine



James Stirling and Melanie Grosse

Tuesday 11th September 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

19.00 Vestry – Callander

 Wednesday 12th September 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 6.20-26

Saturday 15th September 10.00 – 16.00

St Mary’s Open Doors Day


Sunday 16th September

The sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Theme Perseverance in faith



O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you;

and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do,

and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfon

Mark 8.27-end


10.00 Callander

Isa. 50.4-9a

Jas. 3.1-12

Mark 7:24-30


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 50.4-9a

Jas. 3.1-12

Mark 7:24-30

14.00 – 16.00

St Andrew’s Open Doors Day

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Alastair Savage and Friends

18.00 Choral Evensong

We have been invited to attend a service of Choral Evensong to mark the 140th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Stirling’s dedication, conducted by the Revd Christoph Wutscher. Should you like to join the choir for this occasion, please contact Richard

Also Balfron Kirk Flower Festival: see above.

Wednesday 19th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 7.31-35

Future Notices

Friday 28th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews (see above)

Saturday 29th September

‘Photography as Prayer’

The launch of a touring exhibition of 50 photographs of people and places taken by members of the Diocese

Launch at Holy Trinity Stirling commencing 14.00 with refreshments.

Saturday 20th October

Consecration of The Revd Canon Ian Paton as Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane – details to follow.

Sunday 21st October

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Monzani Trio

Sunday 28th October

16.30 Diocesan Choral Evensong in St Ninian’s Cathedral.

This will be an opportunity for everyone throughout the diocese to come and welcome and meet our new Bishop, Ian Paton.

This is an open invitation to all members of congregations who would like to attend.

Saturday 10th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair.

Could you please begin to search for suitable raffle and tombola prizes: many thanks.

Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Sunday

 Sunday 18th November

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The St Petersburg Resurrection Choir

Sunday 2nd December

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrew’s

No service at St Marys that day

 Sunday 9th December

St Mary’s following the 11.15 morning service-Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 16th December

18.30 St Andrews

Town Carol Service.

Friday 21st December

11.30 at St Mary’s

Aberfoyle School Carol Service

Our campaign to assist Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday. Thank you to all who contribute.

Tinned meat/fish/veg/beans, soup/fruit

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk




Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.