Monthly Archives: November 2016

Linkage Bulleting week commencing 28th November 2016

Notices for the week beginning 21st November 2016 

 HEADLINES

Nancy Fielding

It is with great regret that Nancy Fielding’s death is announced. Nancy was a stalwart member of St Andrew’s for many years. The funeral will take place at St Andrew’s next Wednesday 7th December at 11.30. All midweek services will be cancelled for that day

The Advent Wreath

You will have noticed two fine Advent wreaths in the churches, the handiwork of Elizabeth Fountain at Callander and Carol Seymour at Aberfoyle: thank you both.

The Advent wreath originated among German Lutherans in the 16th Century. However, it was not until three centuries later that the modern Advent wreath took shape.

Advent wreaths are circular, representing God’s infinite love and are usually made of evergreen leaves, which “represent the hope of eternal life brought by Jesus Christ” Within the Advent wreath are candles representing the four weeks of the Advent season as well as a reminder of the light of God coming into the world through the birth of Jesus Christ. Each candle has its own significance as well. They signify the Christian concepts of hope (week one), peace (week two), joy (week three) and love (week four). The white candle in the centre represents the arrival of Christmastide and thus sometimes known as the “Christ candle.” It is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day and  coloured white this being the festal colour.

Three of the outer candles are violet this being the traditional colour of penitence and waiting associated with Advent. The season is also one of anticipation; the third pink candle reminding worshippers that there is great joy to come.

Start Up Stirling

The needs for food are beginning to outstrip supply. Thanks to those who have already contributed. Trays are at the back of church to receive listed donations.


For your prayers

Jenny, the sister of John Champness who sadly died last week. John is attending her funeral this Wednesday 30th November.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing and thankfully responding to treatment.

Dudley Robertson brother of Fiona Gibson presently in hospital

Those recovering from operations.


St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Advent – no flowers

Readers and sides persons: Roslynn, Amanda, and Roger

This week

Wednesday 30th November 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt. 4. 18-22

 

Sunday 4th December 2016

Advent 2

Collect

Almighty God,
purify our hearts and minds,
that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as
judge and saviour
we may be ready to receive him,

Amen

Services and Readings:

10.00 Callander

BCP

Romans 15. 4-13

Matt. 3. 1-12

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 11. 1-10

Romans 15. 4-13

Matt. 3. 1-12

Followed by Aberfoyle Parish Annual General Meeting

The Rector’s Report to the Annual Parish Meeting

As anticipated in last year’s report, the year started with a Stewardship Campaign. Those who responded did so generously; thank you. A generous legacy was received with great gratitude. In launching the campaign, the Vestry was aware that the congregation’s resources are not infinite. It therefore undertook the scrutinise expenditure. Our second largest overhead is energy costs. Members of Vestry have spent a good deal of time in the past months investigating cheaper and more efficient means of heating the church. This has involved considerable amount of time and effort. It is hoped that the fruit of such labours will become apparent in due course.  The Vestry not only undertook to reduce all possible expenditure, but to generate new revenue. The fair in June held at Aberfoyle Tourist Centre was a leap in faith, but well justified. Apart from the sums raised it did much to raise the profile of St Mary’s within the community. The third Sunday at three concert series has been built upon the foundations of our previous series of concerts and have proved popular Their success however depends in great measure on the continued and sustained support of the congregation. Members of the current Vestry have been both dedicated and pro-active and we are fortunate indeed to have the benefit of their service.

St Mary’s is especially grateful to Mary-Clare Brown whose timely return to St Mary’s has greatly assisted Jean Sykes as organist. The Vestry has co-opted and asked her to stand for election at the meeting.

Our ecumenical links with Aberfoyle and Port of Menteith churches continue to be fruitful. The Midnight Service this year will be a joint venture for the first time.

Our long association with the Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade has been sustained. After a period of falling numbers and morale, it is heartening that numbers are again rising. The officers and staff demonstrate the most wonderful practical love and faith.

Bishop David preached and celebrated at the Mothering Sunday service.

A donation from the Charity Giving Fund was made to CINI and our Harvest Produce donated to Braendam and Start Up Stirling. It is hoped that St Mary’s can support the latter on a more regular and focused basis in the year to come.

Thank you to everyone who has enabled the work and life of St Mary’s to continue. May God guide and bless us all in the year to come.

Also on

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Kirk Christmas Fayre

Aberfoyle Memorial Hall

13.00 – 16.00

Entrance £1.00 child 50 pence

To book a table (£8.00)01877 382701 Trish or 01877 382230 Nicola

 

Wednesday 7th December 2016

11.30 Nancy Fielding Funeral. Both midweek services (Callander and Killearn) are therefore cancelled.


Future notices 

 Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please remember that Service times and venues will vary:

8.00 Holy Communion at Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s

11.15 No Morning Service at St Mary’s

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service (Joint with Abe Killearn

Matt.11:28-endAberfoyle Kirk) at St Mary’s

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service (Joint with Callander Council of Churches) at St Andrew’s

 

Christmas Eve

St Mary’s Midnight Service Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk at the Kirk

 

Christmas Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 Callander

11.15 Aberfoyle

 

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.

 

 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. As Christmas approaches, demand will increase. Could you spare for example a Christmas Pudding?

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 Bulleting week commencing 21st November 2016

  St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert series

Those present to hear the excellent Kentigern Quartet at its concert at St Mary’s on the 20th November were not disappointed.  However, the amount of work required in organising these concerts is considerable and those involved would no doubt be encouraged by greater numbers attending. Could everyone please make the next in the series on the 19th January a priority to come and encourage friends and family to do likewise? Details of the next concert appear below.

The Linkage 

As well as being a means of communicating times and dates it is hoped that readers will feel free to use The Linkage to share other items of news. Please bear in mind that it is usually prepared for publication on a Monday of each week.

A worthy honour

John Dymond of St Mary’s was honoured earlier this month by an invitation to attend a service in Westminster Abbey. This service was the annual celebration and thanksgiving for the National Scout and Guide movement. This year, the service was noteworthy as the centenary of the founding of the Scout Movement along with the Senior Section of the Girl Guides. John received this invitation in recognition of his lifelong involvement with the Scout movement which started during Oxford undergraduate days. The interest continued through his post-graduate years in America.  Soon after coming to Balfron in 1979, John founded a Cub pack. Its popularity soon led to Scout and Beaver Groups also being established. An Adventure Unit founded by John is soon to be reopened. This is one of many signs of the revival of interest and appreciation of the good work of Scouting in general.

John’s own sons took a keen interest in Scouting for many years. Today John remains a Group Scout Leader in Balfron as well as a member of the Selection Committee for prospective leaders in Stirling. In recognition of his dedication to the movement John was awarded the Silver Acorn two years ago, one of the highest awards within the Scout Movement.

Those acquainted with John will know him to be too self-effacing to reveal this very worthy honour. We congratulate him and rejoice in his service to our community.

For sale

A Yahama CLP240 piano in polished ebony. The instrument is reputedly as good as new and will include all manuals and instructions. The list price of a new updated version of the instrument, the CLP 545, is now £1700.  The asking price is £700 ono Kathleen Morison 07761 213 062.

 


For your prayers

Jenny, the sister of John Champness diagnosed with serious illness and John as he visits her this week.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing and thankfully responding to treatment

Nancy Fielding in respite care at Blanefield House.

Those recovering from operations.


St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Advent – no flowers

Readers and sides persons: Christine and Joan

This week

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 21:12-19

Sunday 27th November

Advent Sunday

Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

10.00 Callander

Isa. 2.1-5

Romans 13.11-end

Matt. 24. 36-44

Followed by Callander Annual Parish Meeting

St Andrew’s Annual Rector’s Report to St Andrew’s

For ease of communication St Andrew’s Annual Rector’s Report to St Andrew’s is published as follows:

‘Through all the changing scenes of life

In sorrow and in joy

The praises of my God shall still

My heart and tongue employ

Thus wrote Nahum Tate in his hymn of 1696, a paraphrase of Psalm 34

Changing scenes are often discomforting and sight today of the grounds of St Andrew’s where our famed cedar once stood, is just an example of the changes of the past year. However, the tree’s demolition, which was prophesised in last year’s Annual Report proved relatively uneventful. The salvaged timber is now in store at Cambusmore whilst drying. The Vestry is extremely grateful for donations received to defray the not inconsiderable cost of removal as well as the skill of the contractors involved.

Within the congregation, Isobel Ritchie has left Callander to live at Wardside Muthill. Mary and Alastair Barclay have gone to Tayside. Their loss to the congregation was especially poignant for as well as their regular attendance and genial presence we lost a vestry member, administrator of the chalice, reader and organist. Such do not grow on trees! We are pleased though that all have found happy endings to their changed circumstances.

We commiserate with Daphne Gompertz and her family as they come to terms with Colin’s death earlier in the year. We also extend condolence to Walter Hall whose Mother Brenda died during the summer.

Over the summer Vestry agreed that an off-shoot of Stirling Baptist Church might use our Hall for worship of a Sunday evening. This decision was taken in close consultation with the Session Clerk at Callander Kirk. It is hoped that this might mark the beginning of a period of renewed co-operation between the churches of the town.

The Vestry records it gratitude to Hilary Gunkel for her efficient and vigorous promotion of the Hall which is used for a variety of activity. The Vestry is aware that supply of rental accommodation in the town outstrips demand and the rental levels have been managed accordingly.

Two linkage events were planned in the course of the year. A delightful day at Dunkeld Cathedral attracted more numbers than ever before. By contrast the Harvest Supper needed to be cancelled. It is hoped that this was due only to an unsuitable date as this was a disappointment.

John Champness continues to assist at Sunday services. This has been greatly valued as, in the absence of a musician, some of the Rector’s attention has for many services needed to be diverted elsewhere. Recorded music is alas no substitute for an organist and the hope is that in future we can again enjoy the services of a musician if not every Sunday.

The Christmas Fair under the management of Ros Grant earlier this month raised a pleasing sum of money.

St Andrew’s is blessed throughout the year by visitors from far and wide. We have been able to establish lasting relationships with some. Callander Primary School, The Guides and Scouts visited in the course of the year as have guests for a number of weddings.

We cherish our friendship with the other town churches but especially The Kirk. In conjunction with Ian Milligan, its director of music, a charity concert was held in June. At the Christmas Carol Service where the Callander Chorale and Brass were present there was literally not a spare seat to be found.

The life of the church would not function without the commitment of those who read lessons and welcome, prepare refreshments, clean and maintain the fabric and grounds of the building and much besides. Please accept The Rector’s heartfelt thanks

Thus we place St Andrew’s and those within it to the Lord’s keeping in the year to come.

To Father Son and Holy Ghost,

The God whom we adore

Be glory as it was is now

And shall be evermore’


11.15 Aberfoyle

Preacher and celebrant The Revd. Graham Willey

Isa. 2.1-5

Romans 13.11-end

Matt. 24. 36-44

 

This evening

18.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth. Refreshments in the Chapter House afterwards.

Wednesday 30th November 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt. 4. 18-22


Future notices

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 11.15 Items to be added to the Agenda must be notified to the Rector in writing no less than seven days before commencement of the meeting

The Rector’s report to St Mary’s will appear in the next issue of The Linkage 

Also on

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Kirk Christmas Fayre

Aberfoyle Memorial Hall

13.00 – 16.00

Entrance £1.00 child 50 pence

To book a table (£8.00)01877 382701 Trish or 01877 382230 Nicola

 

Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please remember that Service times and venues will vary:

8.00 Holy Communion at Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s

11.15 No Morning Service at St Mary’s

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service (Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk) at St Mary’s

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service (Joint with Callander Council of Churches)

 

Christmas Eve

St Mary’s Midnight Service Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk at the Kirk

 

Christmas Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 Callander

11.15 Aberfoyle

 

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.

 

 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. As Christmas approaches, demand will increase. Could you spare for example a Christmas Pudding?

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 week commencing 14th November 2016

HEADLINES

 St Andrew’s 

Callander Kirk Guild

The Guild has kindly invited the ladies of St Andrews to a meeting at 14.00 on Thursday 17th November at the Kirk Halls. RSVP please to Evelyn Nicolson 01877 330436 (See below)

Sunday 20th November

The Kentigern Quartet play at St Mary’s on 20th November 2016 at 3pm Their programme includes Dvorak’s ‘American’ Quartet and a selection of lighter music including Purcell, Puccini, Brubeck and Shostakovich

The Kentigern quartet was formed in 2014 and has already given several performances, including concerts at Glasgow Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Isles in Millport

Barbara Downie-Violin
Feargus Hetherington – Violin
Nicola Boag –  Viola
Jessica Kerr  – Cello

Tickets are £10 from concerts0310@yahoo.co.uk

or book on line at http://stmarychurchaberfoyle.org.uk

Roslynn Grant the Fair’s organiser writes

‘We made over £1300 with the sale of the residual baking still to come.  A fantastic amount raised!

Huge thanks to all who donated for the event and who organised and manned tables.  Many people commented on the wonderful community atmosphere (as there always is at our Christmas Fair).

Thank you all again for your efforts in raising such a great amount for the Church’.

Our thanks are added to Roslynn and Tom for a phenomenal amount of work and careful organisation to make this possible.

Start Up Stirling
Requirements are listed at the end of this sheet.  


For your prayers

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing and thankfully responding to treatment

Nancy Fielding presently in respite care at Blanefield House.

Struan Seymour now discharged from hospital and for his parents and grandparents.

Those recovering from operations.

Those recently bereaved.


St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Amanda

Readers and sides persons: Christine and Joan


This week

Wednesday 16th November

No midweek service – Richard away

 Thursday 17th November

14.00 Callander Kirk Guild Meeting (see above)

Sunday 20th November 2016

Christ the King

Sunday next before Advent

God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory.

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Luke 23:33-43

10.00 Callander

Jer. 23:1-6

Col. 1:11-20

Luke 23:33-43

 11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 23:1-6

Col. 1:11-20

Luke 23:33-43

 Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet (see above)

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 21:12-19

 


 Future notices 

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 10.00. Items to be added to the Agenda must be notified to the Rector in writing no less than seven days before commencement of the meeting

Preacher at St Mary’s The Revd. Graham Willey

 

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 11.15 Items to be added to the Agenda must be notified to the Rector in writing no less than seven days before commencement of the meeting

 Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Kirk Christmas Fayre

Aberfoyle Memorial Hall

13.00 – 16.00

Entrance £1.00 child 50 pence

To book a table (£8.00)01877 382701 Trish or 01877 382230 Nicola

 Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please remember that Service times and venues will vary:

8.00 Holy Communion at Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s

11.15 No Morning Service at St Mary’s

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service (Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk) at St Mary’s

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service (Joint with Callander Council of Churches)

 Christmas Eve

St Mary’s Midnight Service Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk at the Kirk

 Christmas Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 Callander

11.15 Aberfoyle

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.


Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday.

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.

From time to time appeals for specific items in short supply at Start Up’s warehouse will be made.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

 

 

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 7th November

 

Notices for the week beginning 7th November 2016 

 

HEADLINES

 

Saturday 12th November

St Andrews Christmas Fair will be from 10-2pm in Callander Kirk Hall. This is our main fund raiser of the year.
There will be the usual tombola, cake and candy, gift and brick a brac stalls. The Cubs and Guides will be there and of course we will be having our wonderful Christmas Hampers raffle. There will be tea/coffee, scones, cakes, soup, and toasties for sale. We hope to see you there, and please encourage family and friends to call in and help support our wonderful Church in our fundraising efforts.

Thank you to those who have already contributed to the appeal for donations to the tombola and raffle: items though are still required. There are boxes at the back of the church for these, or you can drop them off at Roslynn’s house, or alternatively call her on 330353 to make arrangements for collection. Please note this year, there WILL be a bric-a-brac stall.

 

St Andrew’s 

Callander Kirk Guild

The Guild has kindly invited the ladies of St Andrews to a meeting at 14.00 on Thursday 17th November at the Kirk Halls. RSVP please to Evelyn Nicolson 01877 330436 (See below)

 

Sunday 13th November Remembrance Sunday

Please note change of service times and venues (See below)

Sunday 20th November

The Kentigern Quartet play at St Mary’s on 20th November 2016 at 3pm Their programme includes Dvorak’s ‘American’ Quartet and a selection of lighter music including Purcell, Puccini, Brubeck and Shostakovich

The Kentigern quartet was formed in 2014 and has already given several performances, including concerts at Glasgow Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Isles in Millport

Barbara Downie-Violin
Feargus Hetherington – Violin
Nicola Boag –  Viola
Jessica Kerr  – Cello

 Tickets are £10 from concerts0310@yahoo.co.uk

or book on line at http://stmarychurchaberfoyle.org.uk

 

Start Up Stirling

Requirements are listed at the end of this sheet.  


For your prayers

 

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing and thankfully responding to treatment

Nancy Fielding presently in respite care at Blanefield House.

Struan Seymour now discharged from hospital and for his parents and grandparents.

Those recovering from operations.

Those recently bereaved.

 

St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Amanda

Readers and sides persons: Christine and Joan


This week

Tuesday 8th November 2016

17.00 Fellowship Group meets at Croftamie


Future notices 

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall (see above)

6.30-830pm in the Deli Ecosse, Callander.

Callander Filling Station

Robert Scott writes

‘Emma Stark from the Glasgow Prophetic Centre is our speaker for the evening. Jenne and Alex will be leading worship and Julie will be there to serve us coffee and cake. Emma will be bringing along a team of people who will offer personal prophetic ministry from 6 – 6.35pm. If you would like to receive this ministry from Emma and her team, could you please reply to this e-mail (randc777@btinternet.com) as soon as possible and a time slot will be allocated to you. Spaces are limited so please get in touch soon.

 Sunday 13th November

Remembrance Sunday (see above)

St Mary’s

There will be no service at St Mary’s. There will be a Joint Service with Aberfoyle Kirk. Please Please gather at the war memorial in the Kirk grounds at 10.45 for the Act of Remembrance at 11.00am

St Andrew’s

10.00 Remembrance Service at St Andrews (non Eucharistic)

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Callander Kirk followed by laying of wreaths at the Memorial.

Wednesday 16th November

No midweek service – Richard away

 Thursday 17th November

14.00 Callander Kirk Guild Meeting (see above)

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet (see above)

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 10.00. Items to be added to the Agenda must be notified to the Rector in writing no less than seven days before commencement of the meeting

Preacher at St Mary’s The Revd. Graham Willey

 Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 11.15 Items to be added to the Agenda must be notified to the Rector in writing no less than seven days before commencement of the meeting

 Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please remember that Service times and venues will vary:

8.00 Holy Communion at Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s

11.15 No Morning Service at St Mary’s

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service (Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk) at St Mary’s

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service (Joint with Callander Council of Churches)

 

Christmas Eve

St Mary’s Midnight Service Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk at the Kirk

 Christmas Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 Callander

11.15 Aberfoyle

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.

 

Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday.

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.

From time to time appeals for specific items in short supply at Start Up’s warehouse will be made.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

 

 

 

Linkage Bulletin week commencing 31st october

Notices for the week beginning 31st October 2016 

 HEADLINES

 Saturday 12th November

St Andrews Christmas Fair will be from 10-2pm in Callander Kirk Hall. This is our main fund raiser of the year.
There will be the usual tombola, cake and candy, gift and brick a brac stalls. The Cubs and Guides will be there and of course we will be having our wonderful Christmas Hampers raffle. There will be tea/coffee, scones, cakes, soup, and toasties for sale. We hope to see you there, and please encourage family and friends to call in and help support our wonderful Church in our fundraising efforts.

Thank you to those who have already contributed to the appeal for donations to the tombola and raffle: items though are still required. There are boxes at the back of the church for these, or you can drop them off at Roslynn’s house, or alternatively call her on 330353 to make arrangements for collection. Please note this year, there WILL be a bric-a-brac stall.

Sunday 20th November

The Kentigern Quartet play at St Mary’s on 20th November 2016 at 3pm Their programme includes Dvorak’s ‘American’ Quartet and a selection of lighter music including Purcell, Puccini, Brubeck and Shostakovich

Tickets are £10 from concerts0310@yahoo.co.uk

or book on line at http://stmarychurchaberfoyle.org.uk

 

 

Start Up Stirling

Requirements are listed at the end of this sheet.  


For your prayers

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing and thankfully responding to treatment

Nancy Fielding presently in respite care at Blanefield House.

Struan Seymour now discharged from hospital and for his parents and grandparents.

Those recovering from operations.

Those recently bereaved.


St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Fiona

Readers and sides persons: Christine and Joan


This week

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 14:25-33

11.30 Killearn

Luke 14:25-33

 Sunday 6th November 2016

3rd Sunday before Advent

All Saints Day

Almighty God,
you have knit together your elect
in one communion and fellowship
in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:
grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints
in all virtuous and godly living
that we may come to those inexpressible joys
that you have prepared for those who truly love you;
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. Thess. 2:1-5,13-end

Luke 6:20-31

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Job 19:23-27a

  1. Thess. 2:1-5,13-end

Luke 6:20-31

 

Tuesday 8th November 2016

17.00 Fellowship Group meets at Croftamie


Future notices 

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall (see above)

 Sunday 13th November

Remembrance Sunday (see above)

St Mary’s

There will be no service at St Mary’s. There will be a Joint Service with Aberfoyle Kirk. Please Please gather at the war memorial in the Kirk grounds at 10.45 for the Act of Remembrance at 11.00am

St Andrew’s

10.00 Remembrance Service at St Andrews (non Eucharistic)

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Callander Kirk followed by laying of wreaths at the Memorial.

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet (see above)

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 10.00

Preacher at St Mary’s The Revd. Graham Willey

 Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 11.15

 Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please remember that Service times and venues will vary:

8.00 Holy Communion at Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s

11.15 No Morning Service at St Mary’s

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service (Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk) at St Mary’s

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service (Joint with Callander Council of Churches)

 

Christmas Eve

St Mary’s Midnight Service Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk at the Kirk

 Christmas Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 Callander

11.15 Aberfoyle

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.

Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday.

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.

From time to time appeals for specific items in short supply at Start Up’s warehouse will be made.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.