Monthly Archives: March 2017

Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 27th March 2017

Headlines

 St Andrew’s Mothering Sunday Service

The service was enhanced by the beautiful posies provided by the skill and generosity of Patricia White. All concerned were touched and grateful.

 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.


For your prayers

Those awaiting and those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and John Champness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Fiona Gibson

Sandra Connell

Peter Forrester

 St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Mark Seymour – in lieu of The Joynsons

 

Wednesday 29th March 2017

10.00 Callander

John 5.17-30


Sunday 2nd April

Passion Sunday

5th Sunday of Lent

Collect

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
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

Rom. 8.6-11

John 11.1-45

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Ezek. 37.1-14

Rom. 8.6-11

John 11.1-45

Aberfoyle Lent Course resumes

 

Wednesday 5th April

10.00 Callander

John 8.31-42

11.30 Killearn

John 8.31-42


Future events

Sunday 9th April

Palm Sunday – Holy Week begins

The services from Monday to Thursday of this week are led by members of the Callander Council of Churches

Monday 10th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Tuesday 11th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Wednesday 12th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Thursday 13th April

Maundy Thursday

11.00 Chrism Mass Eucharist – St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth

19.30 at St Andrews

‘In Remembrance’ A dramatised re-enactment of the Last Supper.

 

Friday 14th April

Good Friday

10.30 Devotion St Mary’s

Ref lection: Margie Stephen

12.00 Devotion St Andrew’s

 

Sunday 16th April

Easter Day

8.00 Aberfoyle Kirk Easter Day Service: meet Kinlochard Village Hall followed by refreshments

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion said BCP

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

11.15 St Mary’s Holy Communion.

 

Saturday 22nd April

10.00 -15.50

Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering and AGM

Burnside, Blairbeth Church 2 Church Avenue Rutherglen Glasgow

G73 5BX

Further information

www.ecocongregationscotland.org

 

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Commencing 18.30

Seminar Double Bill:
The Charity Trustees’ Toolkit
and
The Role of the Charity Chair
Accredited Specialist in Charity Law, Colin Liddell, and Charity Law Solicitor, Sarah Rennie, will be hosting their Annual Seminar for Charity Trustees and Charity Managers at The Soutar Theatre at the AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth
The evening will be split into two sessions:

‘The Charity Trustees’ Toolkit’  In the first session, from 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m., Colin and Sarah will cover a variety of topics including the process for Trustee selection, Risk Management together with recent changes and current issues.

‘The Role of the Charity Chair’  In the second session, from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., Colin will cover a subject which is relevant to all Trustees and not just Chairs, or Vice-Chairs, in order to understand the Chair’s role and challenges.

There will of course also be the usual Q & A session after each session and a short refreshment break in between.

Places are £10 per person for either or both sessions and all proceeds will be donated to this year’s nominated charity PKVAS, Scottish Charity Number SC005561

If you would like to attend, please contact colin.liddell@hmitchell.co.uk to request a Booking Form.

There are a limited number of spaces and bookings will be dealt with on a first-paid, first-served basis.
Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering

 

Bishop David’s last visit to the Linkage

This will take place on Sunday 28th May. To mark the occasion, there will be a joint service at St Mary’s starting at 11.15. There will be no service at St Andrew’s that day. Transport from Callander will be provided: please see Richard if you require a lift

  Saturday 17th June  St Mary’s Summer Fair

 Sunday 25th June

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

 Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander

 St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November


 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 20th March 2017

Notices for week beginning 20th March 2017 

 Headlines

 

Sunday 26th March

British Summer Time begins and the clocks go forward one hour: ie one less hour in bed!

 

Episcopal Election

How does the process of selection function? The following resume has been provided by the SEC Provincial Office
‘When a bishop retires or resigns, the Bishopric (or See) becomes vacant. The process for finding and electing a new bishop normally takes about six months. It involves initially the preparation of a short-list of candidates and then an election by representatives of the Diocese in question.

The process begins within 21 days of the vacancy arising, by the Primus issuing a Mandate for an election.

A Preparatory Committee for the Episcopal Election is appointed. It comprises representatives of the Diocese in question but also a number of members drawn from outside the Diocese to represent the wider Scottish Episcopal Church. The Preparatory Committee publicly invites nominations for the vacancy, receives applications, conducts interviews and draws up a short-list of names of candidates for the vacant bishopric. The list must have a minimum of three names and a maximum of five names.

If for any reason the Preparatory Committee is unable to come up with a list of at least three names it must explain to the Electoral Synod (comprising both clergy and lay members of the Diocese in question) the reasons for this and it may then be given further time. If, after this additional time, the Preparatory Committee still fails to publish a short-list the election process is declared void and must be re-started with a fresh mandate.

Once a short-list is agreed it is made public but all other aspects of the election process are confidential. The Electoral Synod meets with each of the short-listed candidates. There is then a period of reflection of up to two weeks, after which the Electoral Synod meets again and votes to elect the new Bishop.

The name of the elected candidate is announced publicly and thereafter arrangements begin for his or her consecration and installation as bishop. This normally takes around three to four months’.

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.

 

Dates for your diaries now

Bishop David’s last visit to the Linkage

This will take place on Sunday 28th May. To mark the occasion, there will be a joint service at St Mary’s starting at 11.15. There will be no service at St Andrew’s that day. Transport from Callander will be provided: please see Richard if you require a lift

 

Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

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.


For your prayers

 

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

 

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and John Champness

 

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:

John Dymond

Jamie Parker

 

Sunday 26th March

The fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

God of compassion,
whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,
shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:
strengthen us in our daily living
that in joy and in sorrow
we may know the power of your presence
to bind together and to heal;
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  

1.Sam. 16.1-13

Eph. 5.8-14

Luke 2 : 33 – 35

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

1.Sam. 16.1-13

Eph. 5.8-14

Luke 2 : 33 – 35

 

Sunday 26th March   7pm   Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers 40th Anniversary Concert

To celebrate 40 years of singing, the choir will be performing Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata Carmina Burana, and the premiere of a new work written specially for the choir by Aran Browning, a very talented young graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Tickets £10 from choir members, at the door, or email secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

Wednesday 29th March 2017

10.00 Callander

John 5.17-30


Future Notices

 

Sunday 2nd April

Passion Sunday

Aberfoyle Lent Course resumes

Sunday 9th April

Palm Sunday – Holy Week begins

The services from Monday to Thursday of this week are led by members of the Callander Council of Churches

Monday 10th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Tuesday 11th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Wednesday 12th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Thursday 13th April

Maundy Thursday

11.00 Chrism Mass Eucharist – St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth

19.30 at St Andrews

‘In Remembrance’ A dramatized re-enactment of the Last Supper.

Friday 14th April

Good Friday

10.30 Devotion St Mary’s

Preacher Margie Stephen

12.00 Devotion St Andrew’s

Sunday 16th April

Easter Day

8.00 Aberfoyle Kirk Easter Day Service: meet Kinlochard Village Hall followed by refreshments

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion said BCP

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

11.15 St Mary’s Holy Communion.

Saturday 22nd April

10.00 -15.50

Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering and AGM

Burnside, Blairbeth Church 2 Church Avenue Rutherglen Glasgow

G73 5BX

Further information

www.ecocongregationscotland.org

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Commencing 18.30

Seminar Double Bill:
The Charity Trustees’ Toolkit
and
The Role of the Charity Chair
Accredited Specialist in Charity Law, Colin Liddell, and Charity Law Solicitor, Sarah Rennie, will be hosting their Annual Seminar for Charity Trustees and Charity Managers at The Soutar Theatre at the AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth
The evening will be split into two sessions:

‘The Charity Trustees’ Toolkit’  In the first session, from 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m., Colin and Sarah will cover a variety of topics including the process for Trustee selection, Risk Management together with recent changes and current issues.

‘The Role of the Charity Chair’  In the second session, from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., Colin will cover a subject which is relevant to all Trustees and not just Chairs, or Vice-Chairs, in order to understand the Chair’s role and challenges.

There will of course also be the usual Q & A session after each session and a short refreshment break in between.

Places are £10 per person for either or both sessions and all proceeds will be donated to this year’s nominated charity PKVAS, Scottish Charity Number SC005561

If you would like to attend, please contact colin.liddell@hmitchell.co.uk to request a Booking Form.

There are a limited number of spaces and bookings will be dealt with on a first-paid, first-served basis.
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 for week beginning 13th March 2017

Notices for week beginning 13th March 2017 

 Headlines

 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three

 

Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm 

Pippa Reid- Foster – Harp and Clarsach

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. Pippa will be joined by her mother – an accomplished violinist.

 

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.


For your prayers

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

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and John Champness

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:

Julie Edmonstone

Melanie Grosse

 


This week

Tuesday 14th March

17.00 Fellowship Group- Croftamie

19.30 Callander – Vestry

 

Wednesday 15th March

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.17-28

 

19.30 Friday 17th March

St Anthony’s Church Balfron 150th Anniversary

Ceilidh, Supper, BYOB

McLintock Hall Balfron

Tickets £8.00 and children under 12 £5.00 avaialbe from Fiona Martin or Ray Power 07818112702

Proceeds to Mary Meals Charity Partner


Future Notices

Sunday 19th March

The Third 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

08.00 Balfron

John 4.5-42

10.00 Callander  

Exod.17.1-7

Rom. 5.1-11

John 4.5-42

11.15 Aberfoyle

Exod.17.1-7

Rom. 5.1-11

John 4.5-42

No Lent Group today

15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

 

Sunday 26th March

The fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 26th March   7pm   Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers 40th Anniversary Concert

To celebrate 40 years of singing, the choir will be performing Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata Carmina Burana, and the premiere of a new work written specially for the choir by Aran Browning, a very talented young graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

 

Tickets £10 from choir members, at the door, or email secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

Sunday 2nd April

Passion Sunday

Sunday 9th April

Palm Sunday

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 for week commencing 6th March 2017

Notices for week beginning 6th March 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 ticket applications has passed, but the BBC indicates that booking is still open owing to a disappointing response thus far.

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

 

 St Mary’s Lent Group

These will continue after the morning service on the following Sundays in Lent: 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! Thanks to all who attended the opening session.

 

St Andrew’s World Day of Prayer

This took place at St Andrew’s on Friday 3rd March and was well supported by the Callander Churches. Thanks to Sandra Connell who is convenor of the event and the many who assisted in numerous ways.

 

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.

 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

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

 

St Mary’s Opticians

St Mary’s has managed to collect sufficient pairs of glasses, lenses and cases to start a dispensing service. You may care to view the collection sometime and decide whether anything belongs to you!

 

For your prayers

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

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and John Champness

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:

Marie and David Thompson

 


This week

 

Wednesday 8th March 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.29-32

 

Saturday 11th March

Diocesan Synod meets at Perth Cathedral

 

Saturday 11th March

 

Callander Filling Station will be held in the Deli Ecosse Ancaster Square between 6.30 – 8.30pm. Tea, coffee, cakes and scones are on offer.

Convenor Robert Scott writes

‘This month Bert McKaig who is a motivational and encouraging speaker, best known for his involvement with Pray for Scotland will be our speaker. This informal Christian meeting brings people together from different churches or no church connection. Using celebration meetings held in non-church venues Filling Stations all over the UK and beyond have seen Christian communities grow in depth and numbers. The Filling Station offers high quality speakers and teachers, worship and accessible prayer ministry and an opportunity to network’.

 

Sunday 12th March

The Second Sunday in 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

10.00 Callander 

Gen. 12.1-4a

Rom. 4.1-5;13-17

John 3.1-17

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 12.1-4a

Rom. 4.1-5;13-17

John 3.1-17

 

Tuesday 14th March

17.00 Fellowship Group- Croftamie

19.30 Callander – Vestry

 

Wednesday 15th March

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.17-28

 

19.30 Friday 17th March

St Anthony’s Church Balfron 150th Anniversary

Ceilidh, Supper, BYOB

McLintock Hall Balfron

Tickets £8.00 and children under 12 £5.00 avaialbe from Fiona Martin or Ray Power 07818112702

Proceeds to Mary Meals Charity Partner


Future Notices

 

Sunday 19th March

The Third Sunday of Lent

Pippa Reid- Foster

Pippa Reid- Foster

15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series Pippa Reid Foster Harpist

Sunday 26th March

The fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

 

Sunday 26th March   7pm   Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers 40th Anniversary Concert

To celebrate 40 years of singing, the choir will be performing Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata Carmina Burana, and the premiere of a new work written specially for the choir by Aran Browning, a very talented young graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Tickets £10 from choir members, at the door, or email secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

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.

 

I am very grateful for the donations that now regularly appear. Some of it is used to address need within the Linkage.