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Richard Grosse, Rector of St Mary’s, Aberfoyle, weekly bulletin

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 16th April 2018

Notices for the week beginning 16th April 2018 

 Headlines

 

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The concert with the Edinburgh Renaissance Band proved both enjoyable and an education. Thank you to all those who came to hear the group. The next concert will be held at 15.00 on Sunday 20th May (see below)

 

Linkage Songs of Praise – Sunday 10th June

Please let Richard know as soon as possible whether you can participate by choosing a favourite hymn.

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Cath Adie

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.


A prayer for the week

Grant to us O Lord this day the royalty of inward happiness and the serenity that comes from living close to Thee.  Daily renew in us the sense of joy and let the eternal spirit of the Father dwell in our heart and mind, filling every corner of our hearts with light and grace, so that bearing about us the infection of a good courage, we may be diffusers of Life and may meet all ills and cross accidents with gallant and high hearted happiness, giving thee thanks alway for all things.

Amen


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ros Grant

Sides persons: Peter, Joan and Christine

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Vi Boyd

Sides persons: James Stirling and Jamie Parker

 

This week

 

Wednesday 18th April 2018                                            

10.00 Callander

John 6.35-40

 

19.30 Friday 20th April

Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Easter 4

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him,

from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

 

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Acts 4.5-12

1.John 3.16-24

John 10.11-18

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 4.5-12

1.John 3.16-24

John 10.11-18

 

Also

15.00 Sunday 22nd April

A concert by the Syrian Classical Guitarist Ayman Jarjour at 14 South Church Street Callander

Admission free; donation to Forth Valley welcome

 

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

 

15.00 Sunday 29th April

The Glasgow Phoenix Choir

Killearn Kirk

A Choral Celebration

Details 01360 550994

 

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.

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 9th April 2018

Notices for the week beginning  9th April 2018 

 Headlines

Many thanks to those who contributed to the Easter Services in the Linkage, and especially those responsible for the beautiful floral displays in both churches

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series continues this week

See below

 For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Cath Adie

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Easter

Sides persons April: Peter, Joan and Christine

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Easter

Sides persons: Marie and David Thompson

 

Wednesday 11th April 2018

10.00 Callander

John 3.16-21

Sunday 15th April

The third Sunday of Easter

The Feast Day of George Augustus Selwyn (transferred from 11th April)

Collect

Almighty Father,

who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord:

give us such knowledge of his presence with us,

that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life

and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;

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 24.36b-48

 

10.00 Callander

Acts 3.12-19

1.John 3.1-7

John 3:16-21

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 3.12-19

1.John 3.1-7

John 3:16-21

 

also

15.00 Sunday 15th April

 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!

 

Wednesday 18th April 2018                                            

10.00 Callander

John 6.35-40

 

19.30 Friday 20th April

Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

15.00 Sunday 22nd April

A concert by the Syrian Classical Guitarist Ayman Jarjour at 14 South Church Street Callander

Admission free; donation to Forth Valley welcome

 

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

 

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles

Tuesday May 8th, Tuesday June I2th

and Wednesday July 18th 2018

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

 

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.

Linkage Bulletin for two weeks commencing 26th March 2018 and 2nd April 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 26th March and 2nd April 2018 

  Headlines

 

St Andrews

Notice is given that an Extraordinary Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday 1st April immediately following the conclusion of the Morning Service starting at 10.00. The purpose of the meeting will be to formally adopt a new Constitution for St Andrew’s Church and the consent of the congregation will be given or otherwise by show of hands.

Richard writes

St Andrews Church has since its inception been governed by a constitution. Any church constitution directs not only the day to day running of the parish but also other matters such as the relationship between the parish and incumbent.

From time to time the constitution requires updating to reflect changes, especially in Charity Law. Our existing constitution is some years old and now requires revision.

The model constitution which is the subject of our EGM is in a form currently recommended both by our Diocese and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. It has been adopted by other parishes in the Province.

No change or revision can be made to an existing constitution without the consent of the congregation. This is the reason for the EGM.

Every effort has been made to circulate copies of the model constitution by email. Paper copies are available at the back of church for inspection. Should you still require sight of a copy, please contact me immediately and I will see that this reaches you.

If you have queries or issues regarding the matter, may I ask please that you raise these with me beforehand rather than wait for the meeting? By this means the EGM will be as brief and unobtrusive as possible.

 

St Mary’s

Proposed new hymn books

The sampler has now been published and will be used for the first time on Sunday 8th April.

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Amanda Smith

Cath Adie

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Easter

Sides persons April: Peter, Joan and Christine

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Easter

Sides persons:

Kate and Peter Joynson

 

Holy Week

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion in words and music

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Lord of all life and power,

who through the mighty resurrection of your Son

overcame the old order of sin and death

to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin

and alive to you in Jesus Christ,

may reign with him in glory;

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit

be praise and honour, glory and might,

now and in all eternity.

 

08.00 Balfron

John 20.1-18

10.00 Callander

Acts 10.34-43

Isa. 25.6-9

John 20.1-18

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 10.34-43

Isa. 25.6-9

John 20.1-18

 

Wednesday 4th April 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 24.13-35

11.30 Killearn

Luke 24.13-35

 


Sunday 8th April

The Second Sunday of Easter

 

St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ros Grant

Sides persons April: Peter, Joan and Christine

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Easter

Sides persons: George Willis and Mark Seymour

 

Collect

Almighty Father,

you have given your only Son to die for our sins

and to rise again for our justification:

grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness

that we may always serve you

in pureness of living and truth;

through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ 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

Acts 4.32-35

1.John 1.1-2.2

John 20.19-end

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 4.32-35

1.John 1.1-2.2

John 20.19-end

 

Tuesday 10th April 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie

 

Wednesday 11th April 2018

10.00 Callander

John 3.16-21


Future Notices

 

15.00 Sunday 15th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!

 

19.30 Friday 20th April

Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

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

 

Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle

 

Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

Detail to follow.


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 19th March 2018

Notices for week beginning 19th March 2018 

 

Headlines 

British Summertime

 A reader has kindly pointed out that the clocks go forward an hour next Sunday the 25th March and not on the 1st April as previously stated. Thanks to the reader and apologies to all concerned. Never listen to what the Rector tells you.

 

 St Andrews Lent Group: ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’

This will take place at 19.00 on Wednesday 21st March (please note the earlier starting time than previously advertised) at Orchardlea Main Street Callander. Could you please advise Hilary Gunkel (01877 330798 or email mail@hilarygunkel@co.uk) if you are intending to come? Refreshment will be served prior to the talk.

St Andrews

Notice is given that an Extraordinary Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday 1st April immediately following the conclusion of the Morning Service starting at 10.00. The purpose of the meeting will be to formally adopt a new Constitution for St Andrew’s Church and the consent of the congregation will be given or otherwise by show of hands. A draft of the Constitution will be circulated, and paper copies made available for inspection in church prior to the meeting.

St Andrew’s

World Day of Prayer

Sandra Connell writes:

Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, the World Day of Prayer service at St.Joseph’s on 2nd March had to be cancelled. The service this year was written by the Christian women of Suriname in South America. A collection is normally taken at the service. This year, the donations will be used to support Christian Societies, which have projects in Suriname, as well as Feed the Minds and the Bible Society. St Joseph’s, Callander Kirk and St. Andrew’s have decided to go ahead with a collection. Therefore, the offering on Sunday 25th March will be donated to the World Day of Prayer. There will be copies of the World Day of Prayer service booklets( which contain interesting facts about Suriname) in church, available for anyone to take away.

St. Mary’s

Proposed new hymn books

Some time ago, an offer of new hymn books was received from an anonymous donor. The donor makes this offer in the belief that younger visitors or regular worshippers attending our services are far more likely to be impressed by singing at least some more modern hymns. The offer is to provide 50 copies for everyday worship, and these would replace our existing 3 hymn books.

The acceptance of this gift is a two-stage process. The first stage is consideration within the Vestry, but under Canon Law Vestry needs to demonstrate that, if it desires any change to the form or conduct of worship, it has conducted a consultation within the congregation. In other words, no change can be made without the express consent of the congregation. The culmination of this second stage will be a ballot of the congregation which will be held at the Annual Meeting of the parish scheduled for the 9th December to accept, or not, these new hymnbooks.

St Mary’s Vestry has for the past eighteen months been considering this generous offer and has carefully considered three publications. Two were rejected as not adequately reflecting the worshipping tradition of St Mary’s. The third, being the book now proposed, found some favour. It is a new edition of our present Ancient and Modern hymnbook and is exactly the same size and appearance as our present book. There are about 500 new hymns which will replace about 200 which are removed. In addition, the words of some hymns in this hymnbook have been altered to correspond with present day liturgical thinking.

To give the congregation a better idea of the ‘flavour’ of the proposed book prior to the ballot, one hymn not presently contained in our existing hymnbook will be sung from a Sampler at every service between Sunday 8th April and Sunday 30th November. Vestry members will welcome feedback from the congregation during that period.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Amanda Smith

Cath Adie

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: n/a

Sides persons: Ros and Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons:

Robin and John Willis

 

Wednesday 21st March

10.00 Callander

John 8.31-42

also

19.00 Wednesday 21st March

Lent Group for St Andrews at Orchardlea Main Street Callander by courtesy of Hilary and Rod Gunkel An illustrated talk entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ (see above)

 

CLOCKS GO FORWARD

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race

sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ

to take upon him our flesh

and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

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. 50.4-9a

Phil. 2.5-11

Matthew 21:1-13

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 50.4-9a

Phil. 2.5-11

Matthew 21:1-13

 

also

 

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Concert

Faure’s Requiem and Magnificat by John Rutter

Tickets £10 (under 16s free) from choir members, at the door, or email secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

 

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

Future Notices

 

15.00 Sunday 15th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!

 

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

 

Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle

 

Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

Detail to follow.

 


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 beginning 12th March 2018

Notices for week beginning 12th March 2018

 Headlines

 

 St Mary’s and St Andrews

The Lent Group: ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’

Adverse weather and other circumstances have meant that the Aberfoyle Lent Group will need to be postponed. The Callander meeting on the 21st March (see below) is unaffected.

 

St Andrew’s

We wish Elizabeth Fountain a very Happy Birthday!

 

St Mary’s

Proposed new hymn books

Some time ago, an offer of new hymn books was received from an anonymous donor. The donor makes this offer in the belief that younger visitors or regular worshippers attending our services are far more likely to be impressed by singing at least some more modern hymns. The offer is to provide 50 copies for everyday worship, and these would replace our existing 3 hymn books.

The acceptance of this gift is a two-stage process. The first stage is consideration within the Vestry, but under Canon Law Vestry needs to demonstrate that, if it desires any change to the form or conduct of worship, it has conducted a consultation within the congregation. In other words, no change can be made without the express consent of the congregation. The culmination of this second stage will be a ballot of the congregation which will be held at the Annual Meeting of the parish scheduled for the 9th December to accept, or not, these new hymnbooks.

St Mary’s Vestry has for the past eighteen months been considering this generous offer and has carefully considered three publications. Two were rejected as not adequately reflecting the worshipping tradition of St Mary’s. The third, being the book now proposed, found some favour. It is a new edition of our present Ancient and Modern hymnbook and is exactly the same size and appearance as our present book. There are about 500 new hymns which will replace about 200 which are removed. In addition, the words of some hymns in this hymnbook have been altered to correspond with present day liturgical thinking.

To give the congregation a better idea of the ‘flavour’ of the proposed book prior to the ballot, one hymn not presently contained in our existing hymnbook will be sung from a Sampler at every service between Sunday 8th April and Sunday 30th November. Vestry members will welcome feedback from the congregation during that period.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Amanda Smith

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.

 


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: n/a

Sides persons: Ros and Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons:

Julie Edmonstone and Melanie Grosse

 

Tuesday 13th March 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group- Croftamie

19.30 Callander – Vestry

 

Wednesday 14th March 2018

10.00 Callander

John 5.17-30

 

14.00 Friday 16th March

Tales from the Hills

Callander Fire Station Community Room

Callander and West Perthshire U3A invite you to hear Elizabeth Brightwell speak about her experiences in Israel /Palestine as a volunteer based in the South Hebron Hills.

Admission free and refreshments.

 

Sunday 18th March 2018

5th Sunday of Lent

 

PASSIONTIDE BEGINS

Traditionally the final two weeks of Lent are used as an immediate preparation for the sorrowful events of the Easter drama. It is a time to focus on the Passion and death of Jesus and accompany him in heart and mind to Calvary.

 

Collect

Most merciful God,

who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ

delivered and saved the world:

grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross

we may triumph in the power of his victory;

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.

Amen

 

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

John 12.20-33

 

10.00 Callander  

Jer. 31.31-34

Heb. 5.5-10

John 12.20-33

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 31.31-34

Heb. 5.5-10

John 12.20-33

15.00 Aberfoyle

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Opus Duo May Halyburton (double bass) and Jane Colvin (cello)

Something for everyone in this selection of light and classical pieces from these highly accomplished musicians.

 

Wednesday 21st March 2018

10.00 Callander

John 8.31-42

also

19.30 Wednesday 21st March

Lent Group for St Andrews at Orchardlea Main Street Callander by courtesy of Hilary and Rod Gunkel An illustrated talk entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ (see above)


Future Notices

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Concert

Faure’s Requiem and Magnificat by John Rutter

Tickets £10 (under 16s free) from choir members, at the door, or email secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Clocks go forward one hour

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

15.00 Sunday 15th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!

 

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

 

Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre 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.

Linkage Bulletin for Two weeks commencing 26th February 2018

Notices for weeks beginning  26th February and 5th March 2018

 

Headlines

 Election of New Bishop 

Following the failure of the first mandate to achieve a shortlist of candidates for the election of a new Bishop, a second mandate for an election has now been issued. An advert has been placed for fresh nominations which closes on the 15th March. Should candidates materialise, they will be interviewed on the 24th April and a shortlist declared. The candidates would then be presented to a meeting of Electoral Synod on the 26th May.

 

The Lent Group: ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’

This illustrated talk (in two sessions, Aberfoyle 4th and 11th March) and in one session, Callander 21st March) traces the influence of art and decoration in church buildings. The Reformation discouraged artists until the rise of the Oxford Movement in the 19th century which coincided with the formation of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

The focus then moves to a remote country church that unaccountably became the object of attention of a Bishop in conjunction with an unorthodox family who wished to transform the building. These plans were regarded by many as an abomination, but eventually they reached fruition before narrowly escaping destruction. Who was the family and what else was happening in its members’ lives at the time? What remains of their vision today?

Lenten Ecumenical Retreat

A Lenten Retreat is now available online from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow. It can be accessed through the website : www.lentretreat.uk It provides daily readings from scripture and other materials to help deepen prayer life, by spending time with the readings each day during Lent. There will also be a weekly Lent Retreat Group meeting in Callander throughout Lent. The group will give space to introduce some of the themes of the retreat and time for quiet reflection and contemplative music, and for sharing of our experience of the material provided. Paper copies of the material can also be made available for those who prefer or who do not have access to a computer. For further information contact: Jane Vale on 01877 331726 or by email janevale22@btinternet.com The weekly group will take place at St Joseph’s Church Hall on Tuesday afternoons at 2.15pm and will start on Tuesday 13th February and finish on Tuesday 27th March.
Canon 50: Notice of Diocesan Synod

The Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Synod will be held at St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth on Saturday 10th March. The proceedings are open to all communicant members of this Diocese and commence at 10.15.

Wednesday 7th March

19.30 Gartmore Village Hall

 The launch of a local history book

‘The Enchantment of the Trossachs’ by Louis Stott

Also

A talk by Laura Nicolson ‘ The story of Summer Ice’

Contact James Kennedy 01877 387201

Tales from the Hills

14.00 Friday 16th March

Callander Fire Station Community Room

Callander and West Perthshire U3A invite you to hear Elizabeth Brightwell speak about her experiences in Israel /Palestine as a volunteer based in the South Hebron Hills.

Admission free and refreshments.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan Dymond

Isabel Ritchie

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.


Week beginning 26th February

 

St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: n/a

Sides persons: Ros and Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons:

Jonny North and Kate Joynson

 

Wednesday 28th February 2018

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.17-28

 

Friday 2nd March

World Day of Prayer

For St Mary’s congregation 14.00 Aberfoyle Kirk Preacher: The Rector

For St Andrews congregation 14.00 St Joseph’s Callander

 

Sunday 4th March

Third Sunday of Lent

Almighty God,

whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain,

and entered not into glory before he was crucified:

mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,

may find it none other than the way of life 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 & Readings

10.00 Callander

BCP

1.Cor. 1.18-25

John 2.13-22

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Exodus 20.1-17

1.Cor. 1.18-25

John 2.13-22

Aberfoyle Lent Group 1

The illustrated talk given over two sessions starting today is entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ (see above) Each session will be held after the morning service after a short refreshment break and will finish promptly


Week Beginning  5th March

 

St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: n/a

Sides persons: Ros and Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons:

David Miller

John Dymond

 

Wednesday 7th March

10.00 Callander

Matthew 5.17-19

11.30 Killearn

Matthew 5.17-19

Sunday 11th March

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

Services & Readings

God of compassion,

whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,

shared the life of a home in Nazareth,

and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:

strengthen us in our daily living

that in joy and in sorrow

we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal;

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.

 

10.00 Callander  

Numbers 21.4-9

Ephesians 2.1-10

John 19:25-27

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Numbers 21.4-9

Ephesians 2.1-10

John 19:25-27

Second and concluding Lent Group

 

Tuesday 13th March 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group- Croftamie

19.30 Callander – Vestry

 

Wednesday 14th March 2018

10.00 Callander

John 5.17-30


Future Notices

 

Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Opus Duo May Halyburton (double bass) and Jane Colvin (cello)

Something for everyone in this selection of light and classical pieces from these highly accomplished musicians.

 

Wednesday 21st March

Lent Group for St Andrews at Orchardlea Main Street Callander by courtesy of Hilary and Rod Gunkel An illustrated talk entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ (see above)

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Clocks go forward one hour

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

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 12th February 2018

Notices for week beginning 13th February 2018

 Headlines

Sunday 18th February

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Lomond Duo

Lee Holland (flute) and Sasha Savaloni (Guitar)

An exciting and varied recital inspired by dance and song from across the centuries

 

 Election of New Bishop

 

Following the failure of the first mandate to achieve a shortlist of candidates for the election of a new Bishop, a second mandate for an election has now been issued. The Electoral Synod reconvenes in Perth on the 24th February

 

The Lent Group: ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’

This illustrated talk (in two sessions, Aberfoyle 4th and 11th March) and in one session, Callander 21st March) traces the influence of art and decoration in church buildings. The Reformation discouraged artists until the rise of the Oxford Movement in the 19th century which coincided with the formation of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

The focus then moves to a remote country church that unaccountably became the object of attention of a Bishop in conjunction with an unorthodox family who wished to transform the building. These plans were regarded by many as an abomination, but eventually they reached fruition before narrowly escaping destruction. Who was the family and what else was happening in its members’ lives at the time? What remains of their vision today?

 

Lenten Ecumenical Retreat

A Lenten Retreat is now available online from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow. It can be accessed through the website : www.lentretreat.uk It provides daily readings from scripture and other materials to help deepen prayer life, by spending time with the readings each day during Lent. There will also be a weekly Lent Retreat Group meeting in Callander throughout Lent. The group will give space to introduce some of the themes of the retreat and time for quiet reflection and contemplative music, and for sharing of our experience of the material provided. Paper copies of the material can also be made available for those who prefer or who do not have access to a computer. For further information contact: Jane Vale on 01877 331726 or by email janevale22@btinternet.com The weekly group will take place at St Joseph’s Church Hall on Tuesday afternoons at 2.15pm and will start on Tuesday 13th February and finish on Tuesday 27th March.

Ruth and Eric Dyer

We have enjoyed Ruth and Eric’s fellowship for some four years and so it is with regret we learn that they will shortly return to their roots in Somerset and a new home in Wells. They leave with our love and prayers for their future happiness.

 

Canon 50: Notice of Diocesan Synod

The Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Synod will be held at St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth on Saturday 10th March. The proceedings are open to all communicant members of this Diocese and commence at 10.15.

 

Tales from the Hills

14.00 Friday 16th March

Callander Fire Station Community Room

Callander and West Perthshire U3A invite you to hear Elizabeth Brightwell speak about her experiences in Israel /Palestine as a volunteer based in the South Hebron Hills.

Admission free and refreshments.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.

Ruth and Eric Dyer


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: n/a

Sides persons: Sandra, Hilary

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons: Jamie Parker and David Miller

 

This week

Tuesday 13th February

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie is postponed for this month

 

Wednesday 14th February

Ash Wednesday

Almighty and everlasting God,

you hate nothing that you have made

and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:

create and make in us new and contrite hearts

that we, worthily lamenting our sins

and acknowledging our wretchedness,

may receive from you, the God of all mercy,

perfect remission and forgiveness;

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

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

19.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service with Holy Communion.

 

Sunday 18th February

The first 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

08.00 Balfron

Mark 1.9-15

 

10.00 Callander

Gen. 9.8-17

1.Peter 3.18-22

Mark 1.9-15

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 9.8-17

1.Peter 3.18-22

Mark 1.9-15

15.00 Concert: see above

 

Wednesday 21st February

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.29-32

 


Future Dates

 

Saturday 24th February

10.00 Episcopal Synod reconvenes at Perth

 

Sunday 25th February

2nd Sunday of Lent

 

Friday 2nd March

World Day of Prayer

For St Mary’s congregation 14.00 Aberfoyle Kirk Preacher: The Rector

For St Andrews congregation 14.00 St Joseph’s Callander

 

Sunday 4th March

Third Sunday of Lent

Aberfoyle Lent Group 1

The illustrated talk given over two sessions starting today is entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ (see above) Each session will be held after the morning service after a short refreshment break and will finish promptly

 

Sunday 11th March

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

Second and concluding Lent Group

 

Tuesday 13th March

Callander Vestry meets

Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Opus Duo May Halyburton (double bass) and Jane Colvin (cello)

Something for everyone in this selection of light and classical pieces from these highly accomplished musicians.

 

Wednesday 21st March

Lent Group for St Andrews at Orchardlea Main Street Callander by courtesy of Hilary and Rod Gunkel An illustrated talk entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ (see above)

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Clocks go forward one hour

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

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 February 2018

Notices for week beginning 5th February 2018 

 Headlines

 

Election of New Bishop

 

Following the failure of the first mandate to achieve a shortlist of candidates for the election of a new Bishop, a second mandate for an election has now been issued. The Electoral Synod reconvenes in Perth on the 24th February

 Lenten Ecumenical Retreat

A Lenten Retreat is now available online from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow. It can be accessed through the website : www.lentretreat.uk It provides daily readings from scripture and other materials to help deepen prayer life, by spending time with the readings each day during Lent. There will also be a weekly Lent Retreat Group meeting in Callander throughout Lent. The group will give space to introduce some of the themes of the retreat and time for quiet reflection and contemplative music, and for sharing of our experience of the material provided. Paper copies of the material can also be made available for those who prefer or who do not have access to a computer. For further information contact: Jane Vale on 01877 331726 or by email janevale22@btinternet.com The weekly group will take place at St Joseph’s Church Hall on Tuesday afternoons at 2.15pm and will start on Tuesday 13th February and finish on Tuesday 27th March.

Ruth and Eric Dyer

We have enjoyed Ruth and Eric’s fellowship for some four years and so it is with regret we learn that they will shortly return to their roots in Somerset and a new home in Wells. They leave with our love and prayers for their future happiness.

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.

Ruth and Eric Dyer


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Sides persons: Sandra, Hilary

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons: Elizabeth and Christopher Roads

This week

Wednesday 7th February 

10.00 Callander

Mark 7.14-23

11.30 Killearn

Mark 7.14-23

 

19.30. Loch Ard History Group

Kinlochard Village Hall

Inchmahome an Augustinian Priory

Speaker John Snodin

 

Saturday 10th January

Callander Filling Station will meet in the Deli Ecosse 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The evening will begin with coffee and Andy Hall will be the speaker for the evening. He is part of the leadership team of the Lighthouse Church in Troon.

 

Sunday 11th January

Sunday next before Lent

Collect

Almighty Father,

whose Son was revealed in majesty

before he suffered death upon the cross:

give us grace to perceive his glory,

that we may be strengthened to suffer with him

and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;

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

  1. Kgs. 2.1-12
  2. Cor. 4.3-6

John 1:1-14

11.15 Aberfoyle

  1. Kgs. 2.1-12
  2. Cor. 4.3-6

John 1:1-14

Tuesday 13th February 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie

 

Wednesday 14th February

Ash Wednesday

Almighty and everlasting God,

you hate nothing that you have made

and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:

create and make in us new and contrite hearts

that we, worthily lamenting our sins

and acknowledging our wretchedness,

may receive from you, the God of all mercy,

perfect remission and forgiveness;

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

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

19.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service with Holy Communion.

 


Future Dates

 

Sunday 18th February

1st Sunday of Lent

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Lomond Duo

Lee Holland (flute) and Sasha Savaloni (Guitar)

An exciting and varied recital inspired by dance and song from across the centuries.

Saturday 24th February

10.00 Episcopal Synod reconvenes at Perth

 

Sunday 25th February

2nd Sunday of Lent

 

Friday 2nd March

World Day of Prayer

For St Mary’s congregation 14.00 Aberfoyle Kirk Preacher: The Rector

For St Andrews congregation 14.00 St Joseph’s Callander

14.00

 

Sunday 4th March

Third Sunday of Lent

Aberfoyle Lent Group 1

The illustrated talk given over two sessions starting today is entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ Each session will be held after the morning service after a short refreshment break and will finish promptly

Sunday 11th March

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

Second and concluding Lent Group

 

Tuesday 13th March

Callander Vestry meets

Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Opus Duo May Halyburton (double bass) and Jane Colvin (cello)

Something for everyone in this selection of light and classical pieces from these highly accomplished musicians.

 

Wednesday 21st March

Lent Group for St Andrews at Orchardlea Main Street Callander by kind courtesy of Hilary and Rod Gunkel An illustrated talk entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Clocks go forward one hour

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

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 29th Januaary 2018

Notices for week beginning 29th January 2018

 Headlines

 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Christopher Roads writes
“This concert was a gem. It was not so much a display of virtuosity –
although there was that – as an exposition on organ construction, and
the relationship between Buxtehude and Bach, and Widor and Vierne, and
their individual contributions to the evolution of organ music. To those who braved the snow, a really enjoyable experience.” The flautist, Lee Holland, will be coming to the next concert to be held on the 18th February with the guitarist Sasha Savaloni’
Inclement weather

A reminder that, should in the future, there be doubt of a service being held, please phone the Rectory (01877 382887) or Richard’s mobile as above to check the situation before starting out.

 

Callander Kirk

Last Thursday evening the Revd Jeff McCulloch was instituted as Minister of Callander Kirk.  We wish Jeff and Fiona, his wife, every blessing and happiness.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

All housebound


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Sides persons: Christine, Amanda

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons: Melanie Grosse and George Willis

This week

 

Wednesday 31st January 2018

10.00 Callander

Mark 6:1-6a

 

Sunday 4th February

The Second Sunday before Lent

Candlemas (celebrated 2nd February)

 

Almighty and ever-living God,
clothed in majesty,
whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple,
in substance of our flesh:
grant that we may be presented to you
with pure and clean hearts,
by your Son Jesus Christ 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 

Col. 1.15-20

Luke 2:22-40

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Prov. 8.1.22-31

Col. 1.15-20

Luke 2:22-40

 

 Wednesday 7th February 2018 

10.00 Callander

Mark 7.14-23

11.30 Killearn

Mark 7.14-23


Future Dates

Wednesday 14th February

Ash Wednesday

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

19.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service with Holy Communion.

 

Sunday 18th February

1st Sunday of Lent

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

 

Saturday 24th February

10.00 Episcopal Synod reconvenes at Perth

 

Sunday 25th February

2nd Sunday of Lent

Aberfoyle Lent Group

The illustrated talk given over two sessions starting today is entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ Each session will be held after the morning service after a short refreshment break and will finish promptly.

Friday 2nd March

World Day of Prayer

For St Mary’s congregation 14.00 Aberfoyle Kirk

For St Andrews congregation 14.00 St Joseph’s Callander

14.00

Sunday 4th March

Third Sunday of Lent

Second Lent Group

Sunday 11th March

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

Tuesday 13th March

Callander Vestry meets

Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Programme to be announced

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Clocks go forward one hour

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

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 22nd January 2018

Notices for week beginning 22nd January 2018

 Headlines

Heating at St Mary’s

It is intended that a new heating system will be installed in St.
Mary’s over the summer, grants permitting . Details of this are described on a storyboard placed at the back of the church near the font for those interested in knowing more about it. Many thanks to Christopher and Nick who have spent a great deal of time and effort pursuing the project

Nicky Aitken RIP

Some members of Aberfoyle congregation will have known the late Peggy Aitken of Mullanhead, Parkhall Balfron. The Rector has recently been advised that Nicky Aitken (Peggie’s step-son) died last June in New Zealand after a long illness. May he rest in peace.

 

Clergy Conference.

Richard is absent at the above between Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th January. Urgent matters can of course reach him by text. There is no midweek at Callander on Wednesday 24th.

 

Inclement weather

An email was sent out early Sunday morning cancelling the services because of expected snowfall. Not everyone however was aware of the message and so this is obviously not the best method of urgent communication. Should in the future there be doubt of a service being held, it is probably best to phone the Rectory 01877 382887 to check before starting out.  Hopefully this is the first and last Sunday of the winter that this will happen!

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

All housebound


 

St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Sides persons: Christine, Amanda

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons: Julie Edmonstone and Michael Forsyth

 

This week

Wednesday 24th January

No Midweek Communion at Callander – Clergy Conference

 

Saturday 27th January

10.00 Episcopal Synod convenes at Perth

 

Sunday 28th January

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

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

  

10.00 Callander

Deut. 18.15-20

Rev. 12.1-5a

John 2.1-11

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Deut. 18.15-20

Rev. 12.1-5a

John 2.1-11

 

Wednesday 31st January 2018

10.00 Callander

Mark 6:1-6a

 

Future Dates

Wednesday 14th February

Ash Wednesday

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

19.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service with Holy Communion.

 

Sunday 18th February

1st Sunday of Lent

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series – Lee Holland (flute) and Sasha Savaloni (guitar)

 

Sunday 25th February

2nd Sunday of Lent

Aberfoyle Lent Group

The illustrated talk given over two sessions starting today is entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ Each session will be held after the morning service after a short refreshment break and will finish promptly.

 

Friday 2nd March

World Day of Prayer

For St Mary’s congregation 14.00 Aberfoyle Kirk

For St Andrews congregation 14.00 St Joseph’s Callander

14.00

Sunday 4th March

Third Sunday of Lent

Second Lent Group

 

Sunday 11th March

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

 

Tuesday 13th March

Callander Vestry meets

 

Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Programme to be announced

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

 

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Clocks go forward one hour

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

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.