Monthly Archives: August 2019

Linkage Bulletin for 4 weeks commencing 19th August

‘The Linkage’

WEEKLY BULLETIN

for weeks beginning

19th August,

26th August,

2nd September

and

9th September 2019

Headlines

Mark Seymour who transmits The Linkage will shortly be away in Japan, which is why this issue spans four Sundays. We wish him well on his travels.

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

St Andrews

Father Jim McCruden RIP

A Japanese Cherry tree is to be planted in Father Jim’s memory in St Joseph’s garden together with a memorial plaque. Donations have been invited and can be given to Mike Luti at Churchfields Callander or via Richard.

Linkage Harvest Supper

This will take place on Friday 27th September.

As usual, this will be a Bring and Share Meal followed by a quiz. There will shortly be forms at the back of both churches for completion. Alternately, you can phone or email as below with your booking. It is asked that you provide something from the list below to serve six people.

Quiche – please specify type

Cold Meat -ditto-

Salad -ditto-

Pudding -ditto-

Wine -ditto-

Soft Drink – ditto

Please return a form or contact Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 emailfionagibson20@btinternet.com (Callander) or Melanie Grosse 01877 382887 mfg1754@gmail.com (Aberfoyle) by Friday 20th September.

 PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES!

Rotas

Callander

August

Ros

Roger

September

Joan

Hilary

Fiona

Aberfoyle

Sunday 25th August

Melanie Grosse

Kate Joynson

Sunday 1st September

David Miller

Julie Edmonstone

Sunday 8th September

Elizabeth Roads

Christopher Roads

Sunday 15th September

Jonny North

Jamie Parker

This week

Wednesday 21st August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.1-16

Sunday 25th August

Trinity 10

Bartholomew the Apostle

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace

truly to believe and to preach your word:

grant that your Church

may love that word which he believed

and may faithfully preach and receive the same;

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

10.00 Callander

Isa. 58.9b-end

Heb. 12.18-end

Luke 22:24-30

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 58.9b-end

Heb. 12.18-end

Luke 22:24-30

Week beginning 26th August

Wednesday 28th August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 23.27-32

Sunday 1st September

Trinity 11

Collect

Aberfoyle

Just and eternal God, we give you thanks for the stalwart faith and persistence of your servant William Wilberforce who, undeterred by opposition and failure, held fast to a vision of justice in which no child of yours might suffer in enforced servitude and misery. Grant that we, drawn by that same Gospel vision, may persevere in serving the common good and caring for those who have been cast down, that they may be raised up through Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

The baptism of Charlie Allott, Al and Peter Forrester’s grandson

11.15 Aberfoyle

William Wilberforce

Eccles. 10.12-18

Heb. 13.1-8,15-16

Matthew 14:24-26

Week beginning 2nd September

Wednesday 4th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 4.38-end

11.30 Killearn

Luke 4.38-end

Sunday 8th September

Trinity 12

Saints Monica and Augustine

Collect

Lord God, the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, and the strength of the hearts that serve you: Help us, following the example of your servant Augustine of Hippo, so to know you that we may truly love you, and so to love you that we may fully serve you, whom to serve is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Services & Reading

10.00 Callander

Deut. 30.15-end

Philem. 1-21

Luke 18.1-8

11.15 Aberfoyle

Deut. 30.15-end

Philem. 1-21

Luke 18:1-8

Week beginning Monday 9th September

Tuesday 10th September

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

19.00 Callander Vestry meeting in church

Wednesday 11th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 6.20-26

Saturday 14th September

10.00 – 16.00 St Mary’s Open Doors Day

Sunday 15th September

Trinity 13

Holy Cross Day

Collect

Almighty God,

who in the passion of your blessed Son

made an instrument of painful death

to be for us the means of life and peace:

grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ

that we may gladly suffer for his sake;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Luke 15.1-10

10.00 Callander

Exodus 32.7-14

1.Tim. 1.12-17

Luke 15.1-10

St Mary’s

Exodus 32.7-14

1.Tim. 1.12-17

Luke 15.1-10

St Andrews

14.00 – 16.00 Open Doors Day

St Mary’s

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Pure Brass – an abundance of boisterous brass music

Future notices

Saturday 21st September 

COME & SING DAY
 
Balfron High School Choir and the Strathendrick Singers are hosting a free ‘Come & Sing’ day in the High School.  This will include rehearsals and workshops, followed by a public concert at 5pm. Registration will be at 9.45am. There will be no charge to participate.  All are welcome from every age and ability range; no previous singing experience is necessary.
 
For those who have not experienced a ‘Come and Sing’ event before, the idea is to rehearse much loved repertoire from  scratch to a standard ready for performance for the public at the end of the day. The main purpose is to enjoy the experience of singing with others, learn more about singing and discover new music!
 
The impact of singing on our health & wellbeing is well-recognised, improving confidence, resilience, self-esteem and much more.  Come and experience a fun and stress-free day singing some of our greatest choral favourites in the company of both choirs.
 
Book a place now at
hello@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Friday 27th September 19.30 Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s 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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor veget

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 12th August 2019

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

St Andrews

Father Jim McCruden RIP

A Japanese Cherry tree is to be planted in Father Jim’s memory in St Joseph’s garden together with a memorial plaque. Donations have been invited and can be given to Mike Luti at Churchfields Callander or via Richard.

St Mary’s

Sunday 18th August

Sax Ecosse Saxophone Quartet playing music by Bach, Byrd, Galazunow and others

Linkage Harvest Supper

This will take place on Friday 27th September. Please note changed date.

As usual, this will be a Bring and Share Meal followed by a quiz. There will shortly be forms at the back of both churches for completion. Alternately, you can phone or email as below with your booking. It is asked that you provide something from the list below to serve six people.

Quiche – please specify type

Cold Meat -ditto-

Salad -ditto-

Pudding -ditto-

Wine -ditto-

Soft Drink – ditto

Please return a form or contact Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 email fionagibson20@btinternet.com (Callander) or Melanie Grosse 01877 382887 mfg1754@gmail.com (Aberfoyle) by Friday 20th September.

 PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES!

Rotas

Callander

Ros

Roger

Aberfoyle

George Willis

James Stirling

This week

Wednesday 14th August

No midweek service.

Sunday 18th August

Trinity 9

Collect

 Almighty God,

who sent your Holy Spirit

to be the life and light of your Church:

open our hearts to the riches of your grace,

that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit

in love and joy and peace;

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 & Reading

08.00 Balfron

Luke 12.35-40

10.00 Callander

Jer. 23.23-29

Heb. 11.29-12.2

Luke 12.35-40

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 23.23-29

Heb. 11.29-12.2

Luke 12.35-40

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert

Wednesday 21st August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.1-16


Future notices 

Tuesday 10th September 7.00 Callander Vestry meets

Saturday 14th September St Mary’s Open Doors Day 10.00-16.00

Sunday 15th September St Andrews Open Doors Day 14.00 – 16.00

Sunday 15th September St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pure Brass

Friday 27th September 19.30 Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews (Please note changed date)

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s 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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 5th August 2019

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

St Andrews

Father Jim McCruden RIP

A Japanese Cherry tree is to be planted in Father Jim’s memory in St Joseph’s garden together with a memorial plaque. Donations have been invited and can be given to Mike Luti at Churchfields Callander or via Richard.

St Mary’s

Sunday 18th August

Sax Ecosse Saxophone Quartet playing music by Bach, Byrd, Galazunow and others

Rotas

Callander

Ros

Roger

Aberfoyle

Mark Seymour

John Dymond

This week

Wednesday 7th August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 15.21-28

11.30 Killearn

Matt. 15: 21-28

Sunday 11th August

Trinity 8

Collect

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,

we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies

in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments;

that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,

we may be preserved in body and soul;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Gen. 15.1-6

Heb. 11.1-3,8-16

Luke 12:13-21

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 15.1-6

Heb. 11.1-3,8-16

Luke 12.13-21

Wednesday 14th August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 18.15-20



Future notices 

Tuesday 10th September Callander Vestry meets

Saturday 14th September St Mary’s Open Doors Day 10.00-16.00

Sunday 15th September St Andrews Open Doors Day 14.00 – 16.00

Sunday 15th September St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pure Brass

Friday 4th October 19.30 Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.