Monthly Archives: January 2017

Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 23rd January 2017

Notices for week beginning 23rd January 2017 

 Headlines

The next meeting of Dunblane Area Council will be at 19.30 on Tuesday 24th January when Bishop David will be reflecting on events that have filled his diary recently. This will include discussion of the repercussions of the Epiphany service, held in Glasgow Cathedral earlier this month, that subsequently made headline news. It should be an interesting meeting and will be held at Holy Trinity Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL. All are welcome.

 

The Revd Canon Kenyon Wright CBE

Kenyon Wright died on the 11th January at the age of 84.  Within the Linkage many will remember Kenyon as a regular worshipper at St Andrews before retiring to England. Kenyon was a self-effacing man and few were ever aware of his distinguished career both within and outside the Church

He was born in Paisley in 1932, the son of a textile technician, and attended Paisley Grammar School, followed by Glasgow and Cambridge Universities.

From 1955, he served as a Methodist missionary in India and in 1963 was appointed Director of the Ecumenical, Social and Industrial Institute in Durgapur, India.

In 1970, he returned to the United Kingdom as Director of Urban Ministry, at Coventry Cathedral and then in 1974 was promoted to Canon Residentiary at the Cathedral and Director of its International Ministry.

In 1981, he came back to Scotland and became General Secretary of the Scottish Council of Churches. In 1990, he became Director of Kairos (Centre for a Sustainable Society). He was a long-time campaigner for Scottish devolution. On 30 March 1989, he became executive chairman of the cross-party Scottish Constitutional Convention (1989-1999). The convention was aimed at drawing up a blueprint for Scottish devolution and included representatives of local government, the Scottish Churches, Trade Unions, Small Business Federation and some political parties. The task of finding a consensus among the participating groups was formidable. Nevertheless, on St Andrew’s Day 1990, the convention delivered its first report recommending a legislature elected by proportional representation financed by assigned revenues from taxes raised in Scotland.

Kenyon was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1999 Birthday Honours.

In 2001 he stood in the Banff and Buchan by-election for the Liberal Democrats, unsuccessfully contesting the Scottish Parliamentary seat vacated by the resignation of Alex Salmond. He joined the Liberal Democrats only the year before, having stayed out of party politics as chairman of the convention. In the 2003 Scottish Parliamentary elections, he contested the Stirling constituency.

St Andrew’s Memorial Window

The window faces the main entrance door and is adorned by a sign to that effect made by Patricia White. As the name suggests, the window allows a display of flowers in memory of loved ones irrespective of whether there are flowers elsewhere in the church. Please ask Heather Swain, the Flower Rota coordinator or Richard in the event of query.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at three

The concert on 15th January entitled ‘Pistons and Pipes’ was a very good concert with virtuoso playing on the trumpet, clarinet and organ. The organ was greatly to the liking of the musicians. Despite a slightly improved number in the audience a loss was still sustained. This underlines the need for sustained support by the congregation. Details of the next concert on the 19th February appear below.


For your prayers

Those who mourn

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour

This week is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Please pray for the other churches within the Linkage and for our continued close fellowship with them.  Please also remember John Champness as he leads the prayers on behalf of St Andrews at a joint service at Callander Kirk next Sunday morning.


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Sandra, Peter and Christine

St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

George Willis and James Stirling

 


This week

Tuesday 24th January

19.30 Dunblane Area Council meets (See above)

Wednesday 25th January

Callander Midweek Service

Sunday 29th January 2017

Epiphany 4

God of heaven,
you send the gospel to the ends of the earth
and your messengers to every nation:
send your Holy Spirit to transform us
by the good news of everlasting life
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

  1. Kings 17.8-16
  2. Cor. 1.18-end

John 2.1-11

11.15 Aberfoyle

  1. Kings 17.8-16
  2. Cor. 1.18-end

John 2.1-11


Future Notices

Wednesday 1st February 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 6:1-6a

11.30 Killearn

Mark 6:1-6a

St Mary’s Third at three series on the 19th February   Commencing 15.00

The former Tunnell Trust winners The Gliondar Ensemble (flute, oboe,
Clarinet, bassoon, horn). Details to follow.

Saturday 27th May

Advance Notice: Casting the Net Gathering

The Revd Nerys Jones writes:

‘Over the last few years the Gathering has been a great opportunity for church members across the diocese to exchange ideas and experiences, to learn something new together, to worship at our Cathedral and to be re-energised in ministry and mission. This year’s event on Saturday 27th May will be no exception.

John Bell, the inspirational Christian speaker, hymn-writer, and broadcaster has been invited to help us to think afresh about worship and about the way we view Jesus. There will be opportunities during the day to meet friends old and new, to find out what is going on in other churches and to explore the Cathedral.

Have fun learning new songs from all over the world, trying out a wide range of prayer activities and taking part in hands-on workshops – you may learn some new skills and perhaps discover hidden talents! The event is designed to appeal to all ages and will be a family-friendly day out. If you are interested, please look out for booking forms which will be sent to all the churches soon after Easter’.

Saturday 17th June

This is the proposed date of St Mary’s Summer Fair. Details 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.

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 16th January 2017

Notices for week beginning 16th January 2017

For your prayers

Jean Sykes who mourns the loss of Mark her son. Please remember also Marion and Debbie. Funeral arrangements are detailed below.

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour

St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: n/a

Readers and sides persons: Sandra, Peter and Christine


This week

Monday 16th January until Wednesday 18th January

Richard absent at Clergy Conference, but contactable via text. No midweek service at Callander

Friday 20th January

10.00 The funeral of Mark Sykes at Skipton Crematorium Waltonwrays Cemetery, Carleton Rd, Skipton BD23 3BT

19.30 Aberfoyle-Vestry

Sunday 22nd January

Epiphany 3

Collect

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  

Isa. 9.1-4

1.Cor. 1.10-18

Matt. 4.12-23

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 9.1-4

1.Cor. 1.10-18

Matt. 4.12-23


Future Notices

Wednesday 25th January 2017

The Conversion of Paul

10.00 Callander

Matt. 19.27-end

 St Mary’s Third at three series on the 19th February

Commencing 15.00

 

The former Tunnell Trust winners The Gliondar Ensemble (flute, oboe,
Clarinet, bassoon, horn). Details to follow.

Emma Roche (Flute), Anne Rankin (Oboe), Alex South (Clarinet), Rosina Alter (Bassoon),: Fergus Kerr (French Horn).
Former Tunnell Trust winners, The Gliondor Ensemble will play a selection of works by Mozart, Nielsen and Piazzola .

Saturday 27th May

Advance Notice: Casting the Net Gathering

The Revd Nerys Jones writes:

‘Over the last few years the Gathering has been a great opportunity for church members across the diocese to exchange ideas and experiences, to learn something new together, to worship at our Cathedral and to be re-energised in ministry and mission. This year’s event on Saturday 27th May will be no exception.

John Bell, the inspirational Christian speaker, hymn-writer, and broadcaster has been invited to help us to think afresh about worship and about the way we view Jesus. There will be opportunities during the day to meet friends old and new, to find out what is going on in other churches and to explore the Cathedral.

Have fun learning new songs from all over the world, trying out a wide range of prayer activities and taking part in hands-on workshops – you may learn some new skills and perhaps discover hidden talents! The event is designed to appeal to all ages and will be a family-friendly day out. If you are interested, please look out for booking forms which will be sent to all the churches soon after Easter’.


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.

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 9th January 2017

Notices for week beginning 9th January 2017

HEADLINES

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.


For your prayers

Jean Sykes who mourns the loss of Mark her son. Please remember also Marion and Debbie

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour


St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: n/a

Readers and sides persons: Sandra, Peter and Christine

This week

Tuesday 10th January

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 11th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1:29-39

18.30 Saturday 14th January

Robert Scott of Callander Filling Station writes ‘Callander Filling Station  will meet in the Deli Ecosse, Ancaster Square. The evening will start with coffee and cake followed by worship led by Jim Steel from Stirling.

Our speaker for the evening will be Missy Perry who along with her husband David are American missionaries with Youth With A Mission in Stirling. They specialise in Relationship Evangelism and Spiritual Warfare. Their topic for the evening will be Spiritual Warfare and the Mission Field’

Sunday 15 January 2017

The Second Sunday of Epiphany

Services & Readings

Eternal Father,
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;
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.

08.00 Balfron

John 1.29-42

10.00 Callander

Isa. 49.1-7

1.Cor. 1.1-9

John 1.29-42

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 49.1-7

1.Cor. 1.1-9

John 1.29-42

 

15.00 St Mary’s Third at three series

See above

 

Monday 16th January until Wednesday 18th January

Richard absent at Clergy Conference. No midweek service at Callander

Friday 20th January

19.30 Aberfoyle-Vestry

 Future Notices

St Mary’s Third at three series on the 19th February

Commencing 15.00

The former Tunnell Trust winners The Gliondar Ensemble (flute, oboe,
Clarinet, bassoon, horn). Details 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.

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 2nd January 2017

Notices for week beginning 2nd January 2017

HEADLINES

Best wishes to all for the New Year!

 

Start Up Stirling

Many thanks to those who have responded to the special request for. Contributions over the Christmas period. Donations continue to be gratefully received as demand is still heavy.

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.


For your prayers

 

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour


St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: n/a

Readers and sides persons: Sandra, Peter and Christine

This week

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10.00 Callander

John 1.35-42

11.30 Killearn

John 1.35-42

Sunday 8th January 2017

 The Feast of the Epiphany

Collect

Creator of the heavens,
who led the Magi by a star
to worship the Christ-child:
guide and sustain us,
that we may find our journey’s end
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Isa. 60.1-6

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-8

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 60.1-6

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-8


Future Notices

 

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

See above

St Mary’s Third at three series on the 19th February

Commencing 15.00

The former Tunnell Trust winners The Gliondar Ensemble (flute, oboe,
Clarinet, bassoon, horn). Details 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.

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.