Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rector Bulletin week commencing 22nd February 2016

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Isobel Ritchie

Isobel will be moving to Woodside, Muthill in early March. Isobel and her late husband Alastair have been regular worshippers at St Andrew’s for a great number of years. We shall though look forward to seeing Isobel from time to time both in Callander and Muthill.

Sunday 6th March

Bishop’s Visit

Bishop David will be preaching and celebrating at both churches. The BCP service normally held on the first Sunday at St Andrew’s will be postponed until the following Sunday 13th March. In the hope of warmer weather, Sunday Services will from that Sunday revert to the church as opposed to the Hall.

St Andrew’s Tree

Plans for the felling of the tree are in the course of being finalised.

Sunday 28th February 2016 3rd 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

Isa. 55:1-9

1.Cor. 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 55:1-9

1.Cor. 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9

12.30 Aberfoyle Lent Group: ‘Unravelling the Old Testament’

Monday 29th February 2016

19.30  Room 1 Callander Kirk

Lent Group ‘Unravelling the Old Testament’

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt.5:17-19

11.30 Killearn

Matt.5:17-19

Friday 4th March

World Day of Prayer

14.00 Callander Kirk

Saturday 5th March

Friends of Perth Cathedral Music – are pleased to welcome back the CRAIGCLOWAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL MUSICIANS in concert at Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s, North Methven Street, Perth on Saturday, 5th March, 11.30am-12.15pm.  Tickets available at the door: £5; £3 Concessions; £2 for FPCM members; accompanied children FREE.  Everybody welcome.  Proceeds go towards musical training in the Cathedral.

 Sunday 6th March Mothering Sunday – see above

 

Saturday 12th March 10.00 Diocesan Synod at Perth

 Sunday 13th March Passion Sunday

 Tuesday 15th March Callander Vestry meeting

Saturday 19th March St Andrews’ Spring Cleaning Morning – details to follow

Sunday 20th March Palm Sunday Holy week begins

Rectors Bulletin weeke commencing 15th February 2016

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St Mary’s Stewardship Initiative

A letter will shortly be received by members of St Mary’s congregation setting out this initiative.

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Members of Vestry have also been considering fund-raising activity. Apart from development of the now well-established concerts, a Summer Fair is now being provisionally considered for the morning of Saturday 18th June. Please put this date in your diary now. Obviously a number of volunteers will be required with assistance and bright ideas. If you feel you might assist, could you please be in touch with Christopher Roads, Susan Forsyth or Richard as quickly as possible?

St Andrew’s Spring Cleaning Morning

 We have arranged a spring cleaning morning for the church, hall and grounds on the morning of Saturday 19th March. Full details will follow.

Linkage Notices

Lent Groups 2016

Unravelling the Old Testament

Venues:

12.30 Sundays 21st and 28th February at St Mary’s Aberfoyle

19.30 Mondays 22nd and 29th February Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 6th March

 Bishop David Chillingworth will preach and celebrate at both morning services

Services this week

Wednesday 17th February

10.00 St Andrew’s

Holy Communion

 Sunday 21st February 2016

2nd Sunday of Lent

Collect

 Almighty God,
by the prayer and discipline of Lent
may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings,
and by following in his Way
come to share in his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

     

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Luke 13:31-end

 10.00 Callander

Psalm 27

Gen. 15:1-12,17-18

Phil.3:17-4:1

Luke 13:31-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 15:1-12,17-18

Phil.3:17-4.1

Luke 13:31-end

12.30 – 13.00 Lent Group

 Future Notices

Monday 22nd February 2016

19.30 Callander Kirk

Lent Group

Wednesday 24th February 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt.20:17-28

 Other notices

 Bishop’s Lent Appeal

Details of this appeal are at www.scotland.anglican.org and www.bishopdavid.net

Friday 4th March

World Day of Prayer

14.00 Callander Kirk

Sunday 6th March

Mothering Sunday (see above)

 

 

Rectors Bulletin week beginning 8th February 2016

St Mary’s Aberfoyle & St Andrew’s Callander

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Richard Grosse Rector

07759497826

 

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St Mary’s Stewardship Initiative

St Mary’s is presently running with a deficit which naturally causes Vestry members a good deal of concern. For this reason, a Stewardship Initiative is shortly to be launched. A letter will shortly be received by members of St Mary’s congregation setting out the current financial position in greater detail.

Energy Costs

As part of the campaign, The Vestry is scrutinizing expenditure of which the second largest item is St. Mary’s energy consumption. Advice is being sought about more efficient means of heating and the possibility of grant aid to defray the cost of any improved system

Summer Fair

Members of Vestry have also been considering fund-raising activity. Apart from development of the now well-established concerts, a Summer Fair is being considered for either the 18th or 25th June. Obviously a number of volunteers will be required with assistance and bright ideas. If you feel you might assist, could you please be in touch with Christopher Roads, Susan Forsyth or Richard as quickly as possible?

Wednesday 10th February 2016 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.

 

   

10.00 Callander Sung Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday

John 8:1-11

19.30 Aberfoyle Taize Worship with Holy Communion

John 8:1-11

Saturday 13th February

Callander Filling Station meeting,

Duncan Cullens will be speaking and leading worship. The meeting starts at 6.30pm in the Deli Ecosse, Ancaster Square with tea / coffee and cake. Donations for the cost of the evening welcome.

The Filling Station  – Callander now has a Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/TheFillingStationCallander/

Sunday 14th February 2016 1st Sunday of Lent

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

Future Notices

Lent Groups 2016

Unravelling the Old Testament

Who was Abraham? Why did the twelve tribes of Israel march through the desert for forty years? Who was Samuel and why did the people of Israel come to him? Who wrote the psalms? Do all the psalms say the same? How did the Old Testament influence Handel the 18th century composer? All will be revealed in the Lenten Study Groups comprising a series of illustrated sessions about the Old Testament

Venues:

12.30 Sundays 21st and 28th February at St Mary’s Aberfoyle

19.30 Mondays 22nd and 29th February Callander Kirk Hall

Bishop’s Lent Appeal

Details of this appeal are at www.scotland.anglican.org and www.bishopdavid.net

Friday 4th March World Day of Prayer

14.00 Callander Kirk

Sunday 6th March

Mothering Sunday

 

 

rectors Bulletin week commencing 1st February 2016

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Inspires online

Inspires online, is the electronic newsletter from the Scottish Episcopal Church, produced on a fortnightly basis. The current edition includes a statement giving the background to the Columba Declaration.

www.scotland.anglican.org

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This week

3rd February

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

19.00 Callander Guides Activity Evening

6th February 11.30am-12.15pm,

Friends of Perth Cathedral Music – Friends of Perth Cathedral Music (FPCM) are pleased to welcome back the Glenalmond College Musicians in concert at Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s, North Methven Street, Perth.  Tickets available at the door:  £5;  £3 Concessions;  £2 for FPCM members;  Accompanied children FREE.  Everybody welcome.

Sunday 7th February 2016  Sunday next before Lent

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander  

BCP

2.Cor.3:12-4.2

Luke 9:28-36

11.15 Aberfoyle

Exod.34:29-end

2.Cor.3:12-4.2

Luke 9:28-36

The Season of Lent

Lent is the solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of Christians that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is our preparation through prayer and self-denial for the joyful Festival of Easter. Its purpose is heightened in Holy Week, marking the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the New Testament beginning with Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday, which ultimately culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday 10th February 2016 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.

 

     

10.00 Callander

Sung Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday

John 8:1-11

 19.30 Aberfoyle

Taize Worship with Holy Communion

John 8:1-11

Future Notices

Lent Groups 2016

Unravelling the Old Testament

Who was Abraham? Why did the twelve tribes of Israel march through the desert for forty years? Who was Samuel and why did the people of Israel come to him? Who wrote the psalms? Do all the psalms say the same? How did the Old Testament influence Handel the 18th century composer? All will be revealed in the Lenten Study Groups comprising a series of illustrated sessions about the Old Testament

Venues:

12.30 Sundays 21st and 28th February at St Mary’s Aberfoyle

19.30 Mondays 22nd and 29th February Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 6th March  Mothering Sunday