Notices for week beginning Monday 21st September
Callander Open Doors 12th and 13th September
Thank you to everyone who helped and supported this venture. The floral displays were magnificent and the memorabilia displayed for the occasion created interest. Those who supplied the refreshments did a wonderful job. The inclement weather was against us on the Saturday, but other local organizations involved told a similar story. Sunday though brought a pleasing number to St Andrew’s. Now we look forward to next weekend and our part in the Railway Festival (see below)
Refugee Crisis (see seperate post on this website)
The co-ordinator for the Linkage, Anne Winther writes ‘Can you please pass on many thanks from CalAid who were thrilled by the donations that were made by the congregation last week. Approximately 14 bags were delivered to the depot near Holyrood Edinburgh this week. Collection is still continuing (collection point St Mary’s Church Room), but the list has changed and is now much broader (see below). If any member of St Mary’s is visiting central Edinburgh by car on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon over the next month, please could they consider whether they could ferry a car full of donations to the CalAid drop-off depot is open every Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 7pm at Studio 24 24-26 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP?’
If you have not done so already, could you please respond to Evelyn or Fiona (see below)
Notices for this week
Tuesday 22nd September
Callander Vestry meets. The agenda should now be in the hands of Vestry Members.
Wednesday 23rd September
19.30 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA
Love God, Love God’s World
WHY CHRISTIANS CARE FOR CREATION
With speakers including:
The Most Rev David Chillingworth
Bishop of Dunkeld, St Andrew’s and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
Sally Foster Fulton
Convenor of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland
Head of Communications and Education at the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund
The Rev John Humphreys
Synod Moderator of the United Reformed Church in Scotland
Thursday 24 September 2015 9.00am – 9.00pm
As the refugee crisis continues to escalate, many in our congregations are growing increasingly concerned, and are wondering what we might do. In response to this, many of the Cathedrals of the SEC are holding events at the end of September to mark their solidarity with those who are suffering at this time as a result of this crisis. For our part, St. Ninian’s Cathedral will be hosting a Day of Prayer and Action from 9am to 9pm on Thursday 24 September. The day will begin with a service of Holy Communion at 9am, in which all in the diocese are invited to take part.
Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September 11.00 – 16.30
Callander Railway Anniversary Weekend
September 2015 will be the 50th anniversary of the landslide at Glen Ogle that effectively closed the railway line known as the Callander to Oban Railway. The railway was crucial to the growth of Callander as a tourist centre. The Festival aims to celebrate this railway heritage and the legacy left behind. The Festival will be held at the following venues
Platform 1 Station Road Car Park
Display of period vehicles
5’’ gauge miniature railway
Platform 2 St Andrews
O Gauge Railway Display and ‘Railfuture Scotland’ which was recently involved in the reinstatement of the Borders Railway will be present: who knows, Callander might yet be served by rail again!
Platform 3 St Kessogs
‘Life in Victorian Callander’
The Clanranald Trust presents a Victorian Market in the Square together with a photo exhibition
Platform 4 Callander Kirk Hall
More photos and displays with book and DVD stalls.
Hamilton Toy Museum ‘ A hundred years of railway and other toys’ including the Museum’s garden railway weather permitting.
For further information see www.callandercdt.co.uk
Saturday 26th September
Lucy Moore of Messy Church fame is coming to our diocese to lead a one day workshop. This workshop is not about Messy Church per se, but will explore how to be church for families with young children, and worship in all-age contexts. We will explore themes of children’s spirituality, the unique ministry and worship needs of families, and how to think about making the experience of church welcoming to families with children. Lucy is an internationally known presenter, worship leader, and author, and has influenced thousands of churches globally in their ministry with children and families. Location Crieff, St Columba’s, Perth Road, Crieff, PH7 3EB. Contact Thomas Brauer – Diocesan Missioner email@example.com
Sunday 27th September 2015 Trinity 17
Services & Readings
Wednesday 30th September 2015
Friday 2nd October
Linkage Harvest Supper
Harvest supper and Quiz will be held at 19.30 at St Andrew’s Hall. If you are able to attend, please contact Evelyn Nicolson 01877 330436 or Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify your intention to come and what you might be able to contribute. The information required by Evelyn and Fiona is set out below. Alternatively, there are paper forms in both churches. Could you please be in touch by Friday 25th September to assist with planning?
It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people.
FOR CONVENIENCE PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES
Saturday 3rd October
St Andrew’s The wedding of Stacey Adamson to Chris Brown
Sunday 4th October
1o.oo St Andrew’s
11.15 St Mary’s followed by an Extraordinary Meeting of St Mary’s Vestry
Saturday 28th November
2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December, world leaders will meet at the UN climate talks in Paris to negotiate an international deal to limit global warming.
A fair and ambitious agreement is vital, but whatever is agreed in Paris, it won’t encompass everything needed to reduce global emissions and help those in poorer countries who are already affected by the impacts of the changing climate. At the same time as pushing hard for the best deal possible in Paris, we must also keep up the pressure at national, regional, local and community levels: where change is actually put into practice.
Join hundreds of thousands of people in capital cities around the world including Edinburgh marching for climate action as the UN climate talks in Paris begin.
News of all eco congregation matters can be found at www.ecocongregationscotland.org