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News from and about St Mary’s, Aberfoyle

St Mary’s Carol Service 16th December – Children’s Choir

Mary-Clare is hoping to form a Children’s choir for the Carol Service with rehearsals taking place at 16.00 at St Mary’s every week from Sunday 28th October.

We are also looking, as usual, for anyone else to take part in a scratch choir for the Carol Service. There will be a rehearsal on Saturday 15th December (time tbc) and another short rehearsal before the service on Sunday 16th December.

 
If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Mary-Clare:
01360 441007 or via email: musicstmary@btinternet.com 

 

Richard’s Birthday – April 2018

Members of the Congregation met for lunch recently at Blairuskin to celebrate Richard’s  birthday in April

Many thanks to David and Saffrey Miller for allowing us to use Blairuskin

 

Thanks to all who provided the wonderful food

Thanks to George Willis for the great and memorable photos

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 23rd April 2018

Notices for the week beginning  23rd April 2018 

 Headlines

Linkage Songs of Praise – Sunday 10th June

Thank you to those from St Mary’s who have indicated a willingness to choose and speak about a hymn at the above service. More responses please are still required especially from St Andrew’s congregation.

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Cath Adie

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop. Interviews are being held this week in the hope of being able to compile a short-list for election.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Fiona Gibson

Sides persons: Peter, Joan and Christine

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Vi Boyd

Sides persons: Judith and Christopher Poulton or substitutes

 

This week

 

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Mark the Evangelist

10.00 Callander

Mark 13.5-13

 

19.30 Thursday 26th April

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Practices will be held at Buchlyvie School Hall. Dr Hamish MacLaren, , will be the guest speaker. The talk will be followed by refreshments and a short Annual General Meeting

 

19.30 Saturday 28th April

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL

Artlink central

Art Exhibition and refreshments including a musical performance.

Special guests

Crawford Logan Master of Ceremonies

Kenneth Reid Tenor

Penelope Cousland mezzo soprano

Nick Morris bass

Tim Dean accompanist

Tickets available from www.artlinkcentral.org 01786 450971

 

Sunday 29th April

The fifth Sunday after Easter

Almighty God,

who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ

have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:

grant that, as by your grace going before us

you put into our minds good desires,

so by your continual help

we may bring them to good effect;

through Jesus Christ our risen 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

Acts 8.26-40

1.John 4.7-21

John 15.1-8

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 8.26-40

1.John 4.7-21

John 15.1-8

also

15.00 The Glasgow Phoenix Choir

Killearn Kirk

A Choral Celebration

Details 01360 550994

 

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

10.00 Callander

John 15.1-8

11.30 Killearn

John 15.1-8

Sunday 6th May

11.15 during St Mary’s service

The Baptism of Artur Spearing

Preacher: Kate Sainsbury

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles

Tuesday May 8th, Tuesday June 12th,

and Wednesday July 18th

1.45-5pm

to be led by

The Rev Giles Dove, The Rev Tracy Dowling , Canon Andrew Meynell

Warmth, tea and coffee are provided

The aim is to provide an opportunity for stillness and reflection for visitors of any faith or none in the beautiful setting of Gleneagles, a chance to wander around this recently created wild garden or walk the grass maze and finish the afternoon with a short service in the private 16th century chapel.

The first Quiet Garden was a dream of The Rev Philip Roderick that came true over 25 years ago. The Trust to which the Quiet Gardens are affiliated is in Buckinghamshire and has the vision of spreading a network of opportunities for stillness and reflection aided by the beauty of the garden.

A suggested Donation of £3 to the Quiet Gardens Trust

Enquiries to: Petronella Haldane, Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1PJ

Tuesday May 8th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

19.30 Callander Vestry meets

Sunday 20th May

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Christopher Nikol Organ Recital

Works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Elgar and Maxwell Davies

 

Wednesday 23rd May

No midweek service at St Andrews

 

Saturday 26th May

14.30 at St Mary’s

The wedding of Seonaid Denholm to James Keenan

 

Sunday 27th May

Preacher at St Andrew’s and St Mary’s

Ms Luna Faulds Baird: Stirling Street Pastors

 

Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle

 

Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

This we hope will be a Joint Service at St Mary’s. However, your contribution is required! Members of both congregations are asked to select a hymn and, if possible will be willing to say, or write down the reason why the hymn has been chosen.  Suggestions to Richard please as soon as possible

 

Tuesday June 12th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

 

Wednesday July 18th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

Saturday 28th July

Diocesan Pilgrimage in association with Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

Details to follow

 

Saturday 15th September 10.00 – 16.00

St Mary’s Open Doors Day

 

Sunday 16th September 14.00 – 16.00

St Andrew’s Open Doors Day

 

Friday 28th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews.

 


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.

 

Christmas Services

Christmas Services

Sunday 24th December

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

23.30 St Mary’s Midnight Service

 

Christmas Day

8.00 Holy Communion St Anthony’s Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion St Andrews

11.15 Holy Communion St Mary’s

Harvest Festival 8th October 2017

Wonderful Autumn Colours

The Church looked wonderful on Sunday for our Harvest Festival

 

With thanks to all who made the Church look so lovely

 

Produce was sent after the service to Start Up Stirling in order to support their good work

   

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 26th June 2017

Notices for week beginning 26th June 2017

Headlines

St Andrews

The demolition of the cedar tree left an unsightly space in the front garden. Happily, this has now been filled with a shrub bed by courtesy of Roger Bradley’s horticultural skill and the significant generosity of another member of the congregation in purchasing shrubs. If you are passing the church during a dry spell please water the bed: a watering can is kept near the bins in the front garden

The Linkage Annual Trip

This will be held on Monday 31st July with the destination being Callander House Falkirk. Details to follow.


For your prayers

Our nation at this time of uncertainty and tragedy.

Those away and those visiting the area on holiday

Those recovering from operations Alan Clarke

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and for +David as he retires


St Andrews Rota

Flowers: Hilary

Readers and sides persons:

Roger and Amanda

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Margaret Sutherland

Readers and sides persons:

Robin and John Willis


This week

Saturday 1st July

St Mary’s

10.00. Eucharist for the Annual Meeting of the Guild of Servers.

All welcome

Sunday 2nd July

Trinity 3

The Feast of St Peter and St Paul

Collect

Almighty God,
whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul
glorified you in their death as in their life:
grant that your Church,
inspired by their teaching and example,
and made one by your Spirit,
may ever stand firm upon the one foundation,
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

Rom. 6.12-end

Matt.16. 13 -20-end

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 28.5-9

Rom. 6.12-end

Matt.16. 13 -20-end

 

Wednesday 5th July 2017

10.00 Callander

Matt. 8.28-end

11.30 Killearn

Matt. 8.28-end


Future Notices

 

7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Pre-Booking@callanderholidayclub.eventbrite.com

Or contact Richard for further details.

Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

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.