Monthly Archives: February 2017

Linkage Bulletinf for week beginning 27th February 2017

Notices for week beginning 27th February 2017 

 Headlines

BBC Songs of Praise

In March, Songs of Praise is coming to St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, for two recordings of traditional hymns. We are invited to come for one or both recordings.
The dates and times are as follows:

Rehearsal: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The rehearsal takes place at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG.

Recording One: Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Recording Two: Sunday 19th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The recordings take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP.

Admission will be by free ticket. To apply, Google ‘Songs of Praise Perth’ and download the ticket application form and e-mail it to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk
Alternatively you can post it to:

Songs of Praise Tickets (Perth), 1st Floor, Dock House, Media City UK, Salford M50 2LH.

The deadline for all ticket applications is Tuesday 28th February.

Queries please to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk0161 335 8429 or contact Richard.

If you have applied for tickets, please let Richard know and we will arrange for group transport as necessary


St Mary’s Lent Group

These will follow shortly after the morning service on the following Sundays in Lent: 5th and 12th March, the 2nd April and if required the 9th April. There is a break in between for Concert Sunday on the 19th March and Mothering Sunday on the 26th March. The theme is ‘The fifth Evangelist’. The sessions will finish promptly!

 

St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Susan Forsyth asks that you publicise this event as widely as possible and its date Saturday 17th June. We are particularly interested in offering potential stallholders spaces for the day.

 

Easter Lily funds

Carol Seymour, the flower rota convenor at St Mary’s writes

‘The flower ladies give their time and flowers over the years to make St Mary’s look cheerful.  I feel sorry that it is mostly them who donate to the lily fund and hope others can be kind and donate to support the flower ladies who do so much at Easter, Christmas, Harvest Festival making the church look wonderful

Any extra money will be kept for buying Oasis, candles at Christmas and the Advent wreath and only this year the Easter Eggs which can be safely kept for another year’.

 

Heather Swaine the convenor at St Andrew’s will also welcome similar donations in the box at the back of church for that purpose.


James Gardner writes

Dear all,

Hope you all have had a good start to 2017. Here a few events and information about what is happening for young people in our Diocese in the coming few weeks and months.

20 Years Celebration – Saturday 1st April 2017

A Scottish Episcopal Church Youth Week as been going on for Twenty years, it started at Strachallan and in recent years it has been held at Glenalmond College. The Provincial Youth Committee have decided to mark this anniversary, with a day celebration, at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh on Saturday 1st April 12- 6pm followed by a Ceilidh (6:30-9:00pm)This is open to any one to attend, of all ages.There will be an 18+ event following the ceilidh at 9:30pm to late, finishing with a 10:30 Eucharist and celebration of the 20 years of the Youth Week on the Sunday morning. More information can be found on the poster attached to this email, and tickets can be found on the web link below.

https://secpyc.wordpress.com/twenty/

Glenalmond Youth Week 2017 Sunday 23rd July – Saturday 29th July

It is that time of year again when the Glenalmond forms come out, for the Youth Week. A poster and application form are attached to this email. There is an early bird discount on offer for forms completed and send into the General Synod Office by the 14th April. If you have anyone in your charges who you feel would be interested in coming along, the day on Saturday 1st April, would be a great induction if they haven’t been before. Any questions please get in contact with me, and if finance is an potential barrier, if you let me know there maybe some financial support available. I am also happy to come out and speak to potential young people about Glenalmond and what goes on’.

Richard writes: ‘We are immensely proud of James’ involvement in this Diocese and assure him of our prayers for the success of the ventures being planned’.


St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

This will take place on Sunday 19th March Details to follow.


 For your prayers

Those in hospital: Rozzie and Jamie Parker’s granddaughter undergoing surgery

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Roslynn Grant

Roger Bradley

 

St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Mark Seymour

Jonny North

 

This week

 

Wednesday 1st March 2017

ASH WEDNESDAY

Almighty and everlasting God,
who hatest nothing that thou hast made
and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent:
create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Callander

John 8.1-11

11.30 Killearn

John 8.1-11

19.30 Aberfoyle

Taize Service

Wednesday 1st March

Loch Ard Local History Group

Rural Schools and their Relationship to their Communities

Helen Young

University of Stirling

Kinlochard Village Hall

All welcome (Non-members £4.00

 

Friday 3rd March

14.oo World Day of Prayer at St Andrew’s in church followed by refreshments

 

Saturday 4th March

St. Anthony’s Retreat Day Programme

FINDING GOD IN ALL THINGS

Masonic Hall Balfron and St. Anthony’s

10.00am – 4.00pm

 

The Retreat will be led by Fr David Birchall and Catriona Fletcher

from The Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow

 

Further information Frances Douglas fmdouglas@tinyworld.co.uk

 

Sunday 5th March

1st Sunday of Lent

Collect

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ did fast forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to thy Spirit;
and, as thou knowest our weakness,
so may we know thy power to save;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

BCP

Rom. 5.12-19

Matt. 4.1-11

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 2.15-17;3.1-7

Rom. 5.12-19

Matt. 4.1-11

Followed by the first Lent Group

 

Wednesday 8th March 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.29-32

Saturday 11th March

Diocesan Synod meets at Perth Cathedral

 

Future Notices

 

Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering

 

Sunday 25th June

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral


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.

 

Concert at St Mary’s – 19th March 2017 – Pippa Reid-Foster – Harpist

 

 

Pippa Reid-Foster was born and has lived most of her life on the West Coast of Scotland.  She sees the beautiful and dramatic landscape very much as home territory; “it gives me a certain feeling of connection with the past and with the people of whom these wonderful

Pippa Reid- Foster

Pippa Reid- Foster

stories are told”.

 

Pippa is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is not only an accomplished performer and composer but is also passionate about passing on her skills to a new

generation of musicians and composers. Alongside her hectic performance schedule and her teaching practice, together with fellow clarsach player, Heather Downie, she runs ‘Harp Bazaar’, a popular workshop which covers all things harp related including regular clarsach workshops and courses for both children and adults in venues around Scotland.

Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 20th February 2017

Headlines

BBC Songs of Praise

In March, Songs of Praise is coming to St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, for two recordings of traditional hymns. We are invited to come for one or both recordings.
The dates and times are as follows:

Rehearsal: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The rehearsal takes place at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG.

Recording One: Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Recording Two: Sunday 19th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The recordings take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP.

Admission will be by free ticket. To apply, Google ‘Songs of Praise Perth’ and download the ticket application form and e-mail it to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk
Alternatively you can post it to:

Songs of Praise Tickets (Perth), 1st Floor, Dock House, Media City UK, Salford M50 2LH.

The deadline for all ticket applications is Tuesday 28th February.

Queries please to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk0161 335 8429 or contact Richard.

If you have applied for tickets, please let Richard know and we will arrange for group transport as necessary

 

The Revd Terry Taylor Church of Scotland Minister at Aberfoyle and Port of Menteith

Terry leaves the area after next Sunday to take up a post at East Kilbride South in the Presbytery of Hamilton. We wish her and Graham well and thank them for their fellowship.


St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Our thanks to the Gliondar Ensemble for the concert yesterday afternoon and to Elizabeth and Christopher Roads for organising what proved to be a very enjoyable afternoon. The next concert will be on Sunday 19th March

 

World Day of Prayer

This will be hosted by St Andrew’s in church on Friday 3rd March at 14.00. Sandra Connell thanks all who have offered to assist.

 

St Mary’s Lent Group

These will follow shortly after the morning service on the following Sundays in Lent: 5th and 12th March, the 2nd April and if required the 9th April. There is a break in between for Concert Sunday on the 19th March and Mothering Sunday on the 26th March. The theme is ‘The fifth Evangelist’. The sessions will finish promptly!

 

St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Susan Forsyth asks that you publicise this event as widely as possible and its date Saturday 17th June. We are particularly interested in offering potential stallholders spaces for the day.


Bill Richardson is now out of hospital and recuperating at home

 

For your prayers

Those who mourn

Those in hospital: Rozzie and Jamie Parker’s granddaughter undergoing surgery

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Hilary and Joan

St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

James Stirling (Kate Joynson standing in)

George Willis

 

This week

 

Wednesday 22nd February

10.00 Callander

Mark 9.38-40

 Sunday 26th February

Sunday next before Lent

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

Exod. 24.12-end

  1. Peter 1.16-end

Matt. 17.1-9

11.15 Aberfoyle

Exod. 24.12-end

  1. Peter 1.16-end

Matt. 17.1-9


Future Notices

Wednesday 1st March 2017

ASH WEDNESDAY

10.00 Callander

John 8.1-11

11.30 Killearn

John 8.1-11

19.30 Aberfoyle

Taize Service

Wednesday 1st March

Loch Ard Local History Group

Rural Schools and their Relationship to their Communities

Helen Young

University of Stirling

Kinlochard Village Hall

All welcome (Non-members £4.00

 

Saturday 11th March

Diocesan Synod meets at Perth Cathedral

Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering

Sunday 25th June

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral


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 13th February 2017

Notices for week beginning 13th February 2017 

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 Extracts from a letter recently published by Bishop David:

‘I shall retire from ministry at the end of July. I shall be working normally until the end of June. The moment comes when it is clear that you have made your contribution and it is time to make way for new leadership with fresh vision and energy. I know that I have reached that point. We shall mark the end of my ministry as Bishop and Primus with a Eucharist on Sunday 25th June at 6.00pm. All are welcome. I want to express my deep thanks to you all for your friendship, kindness and support We have of course faced challenge and difficulty. But there have been many wonderful moments. Through it all God’s purpose has been fulfilled’

Gliondar Ensemble

Gliondar Ensemble
St Mary’s 19th February

Sunday 19th February

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert series presents

The Gliondar Ensemble,
Emma Roche (Flute),
Anne Rankin (Oboe),
Alex South (Clarinet),
Rosina Alter (Bassoon),
Fergus Kerr (French Horn).

The Ensemble will play a selection of works by Mozart, Nielsen and Piazzola . Tickets at the door £10.00

BBC Songs of Praise

In March, Songs of Praise is coming to St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, for two recordings of traditional hymns. We are invited to come for one or both recordings.
The dates and times are as follows:

Rehearsal: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The rehearsal takes place at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG.

Recording One: Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Recording Two: Sunday 19th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The recordings take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP.

Admission will be by free ticket. To apply, Google ‘Songs of Praise Perth’ and download the ticket application form and e-mail it to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk
Alternatively you can post it to:

Songs of Praise Tickets (Perth), 1st Floor, Dock House, Media City UK, Salford M50 2LH.

The deadline for all ticket applications is Tuesday 28th February.

Queries please to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk0161 335 8429 or contact Richard.

If you have applied for tickets, please let Richard know and we will arrange for group transport as necessary

 

World Day of Prayer

This will be hosted by St Andrew’s in church on Friday 3rd March at 14.00. Sandra Connell (01877 330057) asks whether a few of our congregation will be prepared to assist on this occasion.

 

St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Susan Forsyth asks that you publicise this event as widely as possible and its date Saturday 17th June. We are particularly interested in offering potential stallholders spaces for the day.

 

Dog required!

A happy ending: many thanks to all who responded to the appeal.


For your prayers

Those who mourn

Those in hospital Bill Richardson Ward A31 Larbert Hospital

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Hilary and Joan

 

St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Michael Forsyth

Jamie Parker

 


This week

Tuesday 14th February

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie

Wednesday 15th February

10.00 Callander

Mark 8.22-26

 

Sunday 19th February 2017

2nd Sunday before Lent

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,
now and for ever.

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Matt. 6.25-end

 

10.00 Callander

Gen. 1.1-2.3

Rom. 8.18-25

Matt. 6.25-end

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 1.1-2.3

Rom. 8.18-25

Matt. 6.25-end

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert (see above)

 

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 9.38-40

Future Notices

 

Wednesday 1st March

Loch Ard Local History Group

Rural Schools and their Relationship to their Communities

Helen Young

University of Stirling

Kinlochard Village Hall

All welcome (Non-members £4.00

 

Saturday 27th May

Advance Notice: Casting the Net Gathering

 

 

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 for week beginning 6th February 2017

Notices for week beginning 6th February 2017 

 Headlines

 

BBC Songs of Praise

In March, Songs of Praise is coming to St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, for two recordings of traditional hymns. We are invited to come for one or both recordings.
The dates and times are as follows:

Rehearsal: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The rehearsal takes place at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG.

Recording One: Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Recording Two: Sunday 19th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The recordings take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP.

Admission will be by free ticket. To apply, Google ‘Songs of Praise Perth’ and download the ticket application form and e-mail it to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk
Alternatively you can post it to:

Songs of Praise Tickets (Perth), 1st Floor, Dock House, Media City UK, Salford M50 2LH.

The deadline for all ticket applications is Tuesday 28th February.

Queries please to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk0161 335 8429 or contact Richard.

 

World Day of Prayer

This will be hosted by St Andrew’s in church on Friday 3rd March at 14.00. Sandra Connell (01877 330057) asks whether a few of our congregation will be prepared to assist on this occasion.

 

St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Susan Forsyth asks that you publicise this event as widely as possible and its date Saturday 17th June. We are particularly interested in offering potential stallholders spaces for the day.

 

Dog required!

If anyone knows of a mature animal that is in need of a good home, please speak to Richard.


 

For your prayers

Those who mourn

Those in hospital Bill Richardson Ward A31 Larbert Hospital

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Hilary and Joan

 

St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

John Dymond

Melanie Grosse

 


This week

Wednesday 8th February

10.00 Callander

Mark 7.14-23

Saturday 11th February 

6.30 – 8.30 pm

The Filling Station at Deli Ecosse, Ancaster Square, Callander.

Speaker Revd Jim Brown

Sunday 12th February 2017

3rd Sunday before Lent

Almighty God,
who alone can bring order
to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:
give your people grace
so to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, among the many changes of this world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found;
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

Psalm 119.1-8

Deut. 30.15-end

1.Cor.3.1-9

Matt. 5.21-37

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Deut. 30.15-end

1.Cor.3.1-9

Matt. 5.21-37

 

Tuesday 14th February 2017

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie

 

Wednesday 15th February 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 8.22-26


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.

 

Saturday 27th May

Advance Notice: Casting the Net Gathering

 

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 for week beginning 30th January 2017

Notices for week beginning 30th January 2017 

 Headlines

 BBC Songs of Praise

In March, Songs of Praise is coming to St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, for two recordings of traditional hymns. We are invited to come for one or both recordings.
The dates and times are as follows:

Rehearsal: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The rehearsal takes place at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG.

Recording One: Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Recording Two: Sunday 19th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The recordings take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP.

Admission will be by free ticket. To apply, Google ‘Songs of Praise Perth’ and download the ticket application form and e-mail it to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk
Alternatively you can post it to:

Songs of Praise Tickets (Perth), 1st Floor, Dock House, Media City UK, Salford M50 2LH.

The deadline for all ticket applications is Tuesday 28th February.

Queries please to songsofpraise@bbc.co.uk, 0161 335 8429 or contact Richard.


Callander Flower Rota

A new Flower Rota is in the process of being produced. Elizabeth Fountain has organised this rota for many years and we thank her for the wonderful job she has done.

Start Up Stirling

Many thanks to those who have been contributing to the ongoing appeal.


For your prayers

Those who mourn

Those in hospital Bill Richardson Ward A31 Larbert Hospital

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Hilary and Joan

St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Jonny North and David Miller

 


This week

Wednesday 1st February 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 6:1-6a

11.30 Killearn

Mark 6:1-6a


Sunday 5th February 2017

4th Sunday before Lent

Lord of the hosts of heaven,
our salvation and our strength,
without you we are lost:
guard us from all that harms or hurts
and raise us when we fall;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

   

 

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander 

BCP

1.Cor.2.1-12

Matt. 5.13-20

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 58.1-9a

1.Cor.2.1-12

Matt. 5.13-20

 

Wednesday 8th February 2017 

10.00 Callander

Mark 7.14-23


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.

 

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 confirmed 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.