Monthly Archives: December 2019

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 30th December 2019

Notices for the week beginning 30th December

Good wishes for the New Year when it comes!

A word of thanks to all who made the Advent and Christmas services possible. Your assistance as always much valued and appreciated.

Thanks also to those who contributed to the Start Up boxes in church.

Rotas

Callander

Sandra or Peter

Aberfoyle

James Stirling and George Willis

 This week

Wednesday 1st January

No midweek services

Sunday 5th January

Epiphany

Collect

O God,

who by the leading of a star

manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:

mercifully grant that we,

who know you now by faith,

may at last behold your glory face to face;

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

BCP

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 60.1-6

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-12

Wednesday 8th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 6.34-44

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 St Mary's
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Aid to the Church in Need

n a special Christmas video message recorded for Aid to the Church in Need’s website, HRH The Prince of Wales has reached out to suffering Christians and assured them of his prayers.

In his message, His Royal Highness describes meeting a Syrian Sister and a priest from Sri Lanka before highlighting the recent suffering of Christians in both countries.

He describes the Sister’s work in Aleppo reaching out to Christians and others, providing them with emergency help and supporting them in prayer.

The Prince goes on to reference the findings of ACN’s Persecuted and Forgotten? A report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2017-19, which showed the precarious position of Middle East Christians.

He states the report’s finding that within a decade up to two-thirds of Christians have fled Syria and that in Iraq, the faithful have dwindled by up to 90 percent within a generation. 

Over the Christmas period, please spare a thought for our suffering brothers and sisters in Christ and join His Royal Highness in saying a prayer for them.
 

To watch the video, read our news story, and the video transcript, please click here:

Link to Video of HRH The Prince of Wales Christmas message

Linkage Bulletin for two weeks commencing 16th december 2019

Notices for the week beginning 16th  December for a fortnight

Christmas greeting when it comes!

Rotas

Callander

Luna Faulds- Baird

Aberfoyle

24th December

Christopher and Elizabeth Roads

25th December

Christopher and Elizabeth Roads, Mark Seymour

29th December

Mark Seymour

John Dymond

This week

Wednesday 18th December

Matthew 1:18-24

Thursday 19th December

14.15 St Joseph’s Callander

Christmas respite with music, readings meditation and prayer

All welcome

Friday 20th December

AM Christmas decoration team in church

Saturday 21st December

AM Choir rehearsing

Sunday 22nd December

Advent 4

Collect

God our redeemer,

who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,

so we may be ready to greet him

when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services

10.00 Callander

Isaiah 7:10-16

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18 – end

11.15 Aberfoyle

No morning service

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

23.30 Aberfoyle

Collect

Almighty God,

you make us glad with the yearly remembrance

of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:

grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer,

so we may with sure confidence behold him

when he shall come to be our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

2.Sam. 7.1-5,8-11

Acts 13.16-26

Luke 1.67-79

Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Collect

Almighty God,

you have given us your only-begotten Son

to take our nature upon him

and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin:

grant that we, who have been born again

and made your children by adoption and grace,

may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;

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.

08.00 Balfron

Luke 2. 1-14

10.00 Callander

Isa. 9.2-7

Titus 2.11-14

Luke 2. 1-14

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 9.2-7

Titus 2.11-14

Luke 2. 1-14

Sunday 29th December

1st Sunday of Christmas

Collect

Almighty God,

who wonderfully created us in your own image

and yet more wonderfully restored us

through your Son Jesus Christ:

grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,

so we may share the life of his divinity;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

10.00 Callander

Isa. 63.7-9

Heb. 2.10-end

Matt. 2.13-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 63.7-9

Heb. 2.10-end

Matt. 2.13-end

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 2nd December 2019 with St Marys’ AGM Agenda

Notices for the week beginning 2nd December until Christmas Eve

Service timetable for December

Sunday 8th December

Normal timetable

Sunday 15th December

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle

18.30 Carol Service at Callander

Sunday 22nd December

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

No service at Aberfoyle

16.00 Aberfoyle Carol Service

Linkage

Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The Diocesan Newsletter is available online via the Diocesan Website www.standrews.anglican.org   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

Christmas Service Readers – St Mary’s

Volunteers are required please for sides persons/readers for the Midnight Service and Christmas Day. Names to Richard, please.

Rotas

Sunday 8th December

Callander

John Champness

Aberfoyle

Judith and Christopher Poulton

Sunday 15th December

Callander

No morning service

Aberfoyle

Elizabeth and Christopher Roads

Sunday 22nd December

Callander

Luna Faulds- Baird

Aberfoyle

No morning service

Wednesday 4th Dec

10.00 Callander

11.30  Killearn

Matt.15.29-37

Sunday 8th December

Advent 2

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power

and come among us,

and with great might succour us;

that whereas, through our sins and wickedness

we are grievously hindered

in running the race that is set before us,

your bountiful grace and mercy

may speedily help and deliver us;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honour and glory, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Isa. 11.1-10

Rom. 15.4-13

Matt. 3.1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 11.1-10

Rom. 15.4-13

Matt. 3.1-12

following the morning service at 11.15, St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting. The Agenda is at the foot of this Post

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at the Cathedral 

19.00 Gartmore Village Hall

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

The concert will feature Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be provided in the interval

Tickets (£10, £3 for children) at the door or from choir members

Contact Amy Anderson at  secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk or Colin Cameron at media@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Tuesday 10th December

17.00 Croftamie – Fellowship Group

Wednesday 11th December

10.00 Callander

Matt. 11.28-end

Sunday 15th December

Advent 3

Collect

O Lord Jesus Christ,

who at your first coming sent your messenger

to prepare your way before you:

grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries

may likewise so prepare and make ready your way

by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,

that at your second coming to judge the world

we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;

for you are alive and reign with the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services

8.00 Balfron

Matthew 11:2-11

10.00 Callander

No morning service

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isaiah 35:1-10

James 5:7-10

Matthew 11:2-11

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

As above

Wednesday 18th December

Matthew 1:18-24

Thursday 19th December

14.15 St Joseph’s Callander

Christmas respite with music, readings meditation and prayer

All welcome

Sunday 22nd December

Advent 4

Collect

God our redeemer,

who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,

so we may be ready to greet him

when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services

10.00 Callander

Isaiah 7:10-16

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18 – end

11.15 Aberfoyle

No morning service

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

Future Notices

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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.


St Mary’s ANNUAL MEETING

To be held in the Church on 8th December 2019

Following the 11.15 am Morning Service

Agenda

 

1.   Apologies

2.   Minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting – held on 9th December 2018

3.   Rectors and Vestry Report

4.   Presentation of Accounts 2018/2019

5.   Lay Representative’s Report

6.   Vestry Membership and Appointment of Lay Representative

      and Alternate Lay Representative (Canon 63)

7.   Appointment & Retiral – Members of the Vestry

8.    Children and Vulnerable Adults

9.   Any other business (including Matters Arising that have not already       

      been discussed)

10. Date of Next Meeting – 6th December 2020


Mark Seymour, Secretary to the Vestry

Tel: 01786 870710 

 e-mail: secretary@stmarychurchaberfoyle.org.uk