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St Mary's Episcopal Church serves the Trossachs and Strathendrick area in Central Scotland

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 18th March 2019

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The Start Up Stirling Lent Challenge

Help this Lent by giving up something of your choice and donate the money that you would normally spend on such products to the campaign. By donating £1.00/£2.00 for the forty or so days of Lent, the following could be possible

£15.00 will fund a food pack for an individual

£25.00 will do likewise for a family

£50.00 will fund a home visit to someone in crisis.

Don’t forget please to tick the gift aid box as appropriate

The easiest way to donate is through the on-line donations page

startupstirling.org.uk/donate


This week

Rotas

Callander

Fiona, Amanda, Luna

Aberfoyle

Juliet Edmonstone

David Miller

Wednesday 20th March

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.17-28

Sunday 24th March

3rd Sunday of Lent

Joseph of Nazareth

Collect

God our Father,

who from the family of your servant David

raised up Joseph the carpenter

to be the guardian of your incarnate Son

and husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

give us grace to follow him

in faithful obedience to your commands;

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.55.1-9

1Cor.10.1-13

Matthew 1:18 – end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa.55.1-9

1Cor.10.1-13

Matthew 1:18 – end

Wednesday 27th March

10.00 Callander

Matt.5.17-19


Future Notices:

Sunday 31st March

Mothering Sunday

Clocks go forward one hour

Sunday 7th April

Passion Sunday

Sunday 14th April

Palm Sunday

Holy Week begins

Monday 15th April

7.30 Joint Devotion Callander Kirk

Tuesday 16th April

7.30 Joint Devotion Callander Kirk

Wednesday 17th April

7.30 Joint Devotion Callander Kirk

Thursday 18th April

7.30 Joint Devotion St Andrew’s

‘In Remembrance’

Friday 19th April

Good Friday

St Mary’s 10.30 Devotion (including a reading of the Passion narrative)

St Andrew’s 12.00 Devotion ( The passion according to Handel’s Messiah)

 

7.30 Joint Devotion Callander Kirk

Sunday 21st April

Easter Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 St Andrew’s

11.15 St Mary’s

Sunday 28th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert series, but this month on the fourth Sunday of the month to avoid Easter Day

The Kentigern String Quartet

Sunday 7th May

St Andrews

BCP Communion service with a difference.

Address: Peter Forrester

Thursday 30th May

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling

Dunblane Area Council Ascension Day Service

Preacher: The Right Revd Ian Paton Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane

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 4th March 2019

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Beginning this week on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Please see the suggestion for observation of the season requested by Start Up Stirling at the end of the Bulletin

Ash Wednesday services at Callander (10.00) Killearn (11.30) and Aberfoyle (18.30) Please note earlier start time for the Aberfoyle service)

St Marys Third Sunday at Three Concert Series.

Sunday 17th March

Allander Jazz

Sunday 28th April

Kentigern String Quartet.

Rotas

Callander

Fiona Amanda and Luna

Aberfoyle

Melanie Grosse

Kate Joynson

This week

Wednesday 6th March

Ash Wednesday

Services

10.00 Callander

11.30 Killearn

18.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service

19.30 Kinlochard History Group.

Saturday 9th March

Diocesan Synod meets at St Ninians Cathedral

Sunday 10th March

1st Sunday of Lent

Collect

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,

and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:

give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;

and, as you know our weakness,

so may we know your power to save;

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

Deut. 26.1-11

Rom. 10.8b-13

Luke 4.1-13

11.15 Aberfoyle

Deut. 26.1-11

Rom. 10.8b-13

Luke 4.1-13

Wednesday 13th March

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.29-32

19.00 Friday 22nd March

Stirling Street Pastors’ 10th Anniversary

Allan Park South Church Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2LQ

A service of thanksgiving followed by refreshments

stirling@streetpastors.org.uk


Join the Start Up Stirling Lent Challenge

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.

Join the Start Up Stirling Lent Challenge!

Help this Lent by giving up something of your choice and donate the money that you would normally spend on such products to the campaign. By donating £1.00/£2.00 for the forty or so days of Lent, the following could be possible

£15.00 will fund a food pack for an individual

£25.00 will do likewise for a family

£50.00 will fund a home visit to someone in crisis.

Don’t forget please to tick the gift aid box as appropriate

The easiest way to donate is through the on-line donations page

startupstirling.org.uk/donate

Thank you also to all who continue to contribute food. The blue box in each church is emptied fortnightly

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 two weeks commencing 18th February 2019

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Ash Wednesday 6th March.

Please see details of service times and venues below

This week

Rotas

Callander

Sunday 24th February

Christine and Sandra

Sunday 3rd March

Fiona, Amanda and Luna

Aberfoyle

Sunday 24th February

Mark Seymour and John Dymond

Sunday 3rd March

James Stirling

George Willis

This week

Wednesday 20th February

10.00 Midweek service in church.

Sunday 24th February

2nd Sunday before Lent

Collect

Almighty God,

you have created the heavens and the earth

and made us in your own image:

teach us to discern your hand in all your works

and your likeness in all your children;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,

now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Genesis 2.4b-9,15-25

Rev. 4

Luke8.22-25

11.15 Aberfoyle

Genesis 2.4b-9,15-25

Rev. 4

Luke8.22-25

Wednesday 27th February

10.00 Callander

Mark 9.38-40

Friday 1st March

St Andrews

13.00 The wedding of Laura Burns to Scott Fountain

St Mary’s

14.00 World Day of Prayer at Buchlyvie C of S Church

Theme ‘Come – Everything is ready’

All welcome

St Andrew’s

14.00 Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 3rd March

 Sunday before Lent

Collect

Almighty God, you called your servant George Herbert from the pursuit of worldly honours to be a pastor of souls and a poet: Give us grace, we pray, joyfully to dedicate all our powers to your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

BCP

2.Cor..3.12-4.2

Mark 9:38-40

11.15 Aberfoyle

Exod. 34.29-end

2.Cor..3.12-4.2

Mark 9:38-40

Wednesday 6th March

Ash Wednesday

St Andrews

10.oo Midweek Service at 28 Murdiston Avenue

St Mary’s

18.30 Taize Service (Please note earlier start time)

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 11th February 2019

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Sunday 17th February

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Kevin Duggan and Ines Zimmerman

Recorder and organ – Telemann, Muffat, J.S. Bach, Quantz and Kirnberger

St Andrew’s World Day of Prayer Friday 1st March

See below: Sandra requires four volunteer readers for the service. Please contact Sandra direct if you are willing, please


This week

Rotas

Callander

Christine and Sandra

Aberfoyle

Judith and Christopher Poulton

This week

Tuesday 12th February

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 13th February

No midweek service

 

Sunday 17th February

3rd Sunday before Lent

Collect

Almighty God,

who alone can bring order

to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:

give your people grace

so to love what you command

and to desire what you promise,

that, among the many changes of this world,

our hearts may surely there be fixed

where true joys are to be found;

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 Balfron

Luke 6.17-26

10.00 Callander

Jer. 17.5-10

1.Cor.15.12-20

Luke 6.17-26

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 17.5-10

1.Cor.15.12-20

Luke 6.17-26

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

14.00 Friday 1st March

St Mary’s

World Day of Prayer at Buchlyvie C of S Church

Theme ‘Come – Everything is ready’

All welcome

St Andrew’s

14.00 Callander Kirk Hall


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 4th February 2019

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This week

Rotas

Callander

Christine and Sandra

Aberfoyle

Jonny North

Jamie Parker

This week

Wednesday 6th February

10.00 Callander Midweek, but at Elizabeth and John Fountain’s house 28 Murdiston Avenue Callander – all welcome

Mark 6.1-6

11.30 Killearn

Mark 6.1-6

Sunday 10th February

Epiphany 5

4th Sunday before Lent

Collect

O God,

you know us to be set

in the midst of so many and great dangers,

that by reason of the frailty of our nature

we cannot always stand upright:

grant to us such strength and protection

as may support us in all dangers

and carry us through all temptations;

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. 6.1-8

1.Cor. 15.1-11

Luke 5.1-11

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 6.1-8

1.Cor. 15.1-11

Luke 5.1-11

Tuesday 12th February

17.00 Fellowship Group –  Croftamie

Wednesday 13th February

10.00 Callander venue TBA

Mark 7.14-23


Future Notices

Sunday 17th February

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Kevin Duggan an Ines Zimmerman

Recorder and organ – Telemann, Muffat, J.S. Bach, Quantz and Kirnberger

14.00 Friday 1st March

St Mary’s

World Day of Prayer at Buchlyvie C of S Church

Theme ‘Come – Everything is ready’

All welcome

St Andrew’s

Details TBA


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 28th January 2018

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14.00 Friday 1st March

World Day of Prayer at Buchlyvie C of S Church

Theme ‘Come – Everything is ready’

 All welcome

This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

Elizabeth and Christopher Roads

This week

Wednesday 30th January

10.00 Callander but at Elizabeth and John Fountain’s house at 28 Murdiston Avenue Callander – all welcome

Mark 4.1-20

Sunday 3rd February

Epiphany 4

5th Sunday before Lent

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Candlemas

Collect

Almighty and ever-living God,

we humbly beseech thy majesty,

that, as thy only-begotten Son

was this day presented in the Temple,

in substance of our flesh,

so we may be presented unto thee

with pure and clean hearts,

by thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

BCP

1.Cor.13

Luke 2.22-40

11.15 Aberfoyle

Ezek. 43.27-44,4

1.Cor.13

Luke 2.22-40

Wednesday 6th February

10.00 Callander (venue tba)

Mark 6.1-6

11.30 Killearn

Mark 6.1-6

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 21st January 2019

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St Mary’s Mobility Parking

A space will in future be reserved by a cone adjacent to the ramp up to church. It is hoped that this facility will assist those who experience mobility problems coming to St Mary’s. Please contact Richard with any queries.

This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

David Miller

Juliet Edmonstone

This week

Wednesday 22nd January

No midweek service at Callander – Richard away at Clergy Conference

Sunday 27th January

Epiphany 3

Collect

God our creator,

who in the beginning

commanded the light to shine out of darkness:

we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ

may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,

shine into the hearts of all your people,

and reveal the knowledge of your glory in the face of 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

Neh. 8.1-3,5-6,8-10

1.Cor. 12.12-31a

Luke 4.14-21

11.15 Aberfoyle

Neh. 8.1-3,5-6,8-10

1.Cor. 12.12-31a

Luke 4.14-21

Wednesday 30th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 4.1-20


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 14th January 2019

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St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Sunday 20th January

Les Trois Blondes

A tour through Parisian café culture


This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

Robin Willis

John Willis

Tuesday 15th January

12.00 Doune Roman Catholic Church

Requiem Mass (Funeral) for Father Jim McCruden

Wednesday 16th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1.29-39

Friday 18th January

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry Meeting

Sunday 20th January

Epiphany 2

Collect

Almighty God,

whose Son revealed in signs and miracles

the wonder of your saving presence:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your mighty power;

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

John 2.1-11

10.00 Callander

Isa.62.1-5

1.Cor. 12.1-11

John 2.1-11

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa.62.1-5

1.Cor. 12.1-11

John 2.1-11

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert series (see above)

Monday 20th January to Wednesday 22nd January

Clergy Conference. Richard absent but contactable as above.

Wednesday 22nd January

No midweek service at Callander


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 7th January 2019

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Father Jim McCruden RIP

Father Jim, the Roman Catholic Priest at St Joseph’s Callander died last week having bravely fought a long-illness. A genial presence in the town and a good friend to St Andrews Church, he will be sorely missed. Our prayers particularly for the congregation at St Joseph’s. May he rest in God’s peace.

Twelfth night chores

Many thanks to the teams from both parishes who in the last week have cleared away Christmas trees and decorations: much appreciated.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Sunday 20th January

Les Trois Blondes

A tour through Parisian café culture


This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

Kate Joynson

Melanie Grosse

Wednesday 9th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 6.52-54

Sunday 13th January

Epiphany 1

Collect

Eternal Father,

who at the baptism of Jesus

revealed him to be your Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,

that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;

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.43.1-7

Acts 8. 14-17

Luke 3.15-17,21-22

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa.43.1-7

Acts 8. 14-17

Luke 3.15-17,21-22

Wednesday 16th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1.29-39


Friday 18th January

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets.  The Agenda has now been circulated

Monday 21st January to Wednesday 23rd January

Diocesan Clergy Conference. Richard attending but contactable as above.

Future Notices

Sunday 17th February

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Kevin Duggan and Ines Zimmerman

Music for recorder and organ


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.

 

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A very Happy New Year to all

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

No weekday services at Callander or Killearn today.

This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

James Stirling

George Willis

Sunday 6th 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

Tuesday 8th January

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 9th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 6.52-54


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.