Monthly Archives: May 2017

Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 29th May 2017

Notices for week beginning 29th May 2017 

Headlines

 Many thanks to all who supported the Confirmation and Bishop’s Farewell at Aberfoyle last Sunday.

 For your prayers

Those recovering from operations Ros Ford and Alan Clarke

Those sick –  Joan Dymond

Those who have been bereaved

Those who have been confirmed Mary Bates and Jamie Wastling

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrews Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Readers and sides persons:

Christine and Joan

 St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Saffrey Miller

Readers and sides persons:

TBA

 This week

Wednesday 31st May 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 1.39-49

Sunday 4th June 2017

Whit Sunday- PENTECOST
The only biblical reference to the actual events of Pentecost is to be found in Acts 2:1–3 when the disciples were gathered together waiting as the risen Christ had instructed. Pentecost is reminiscent of the Last Supper; in both instances, the disciples are together in a house for what proved to be an important event. At the Last Supper, the disciples witnessed the end of the Messiah’s earthly ministry as He asked them to remember Him after His death until His return. At Pentecost, the disciples witness the birth of the New Testament church in the coming of the Holy Spirit to indwell all believers. Thus, the scene of the disciples in a room at Pentecost links the commencement of the Holy Spirit’s work in the church with the conclusion of Christ’s earthly ministry in the upper room before the crucifixion.

God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
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.Cor.12.3b-13

John 20.19-23

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 2.1-21

1.Cor.12.3b-13

John 20.19-23

Wednesday 7th June 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 12.18-27

11.30 Killearn

Mark 12.18-27

 


Future Notices

 

Callander Summerfest Concert – Thursday June 8th

 Anne Docherty, for Summerfest, draws our attention to a concert in McLaren High School, Callander , being given by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Thursday June 8 ( same day as election). It is the first event in their Summerfest 2017 programme.

The Summerfest programme is now available in brochure and online at www.incallander.co.uk/summerfest .  The brochure will be available in Doune, Dunblane and Aberfoyle within the next week.

Tuesday 13th June

14.00 at Luss Church  “Pacific Coast Sound” of Acapella Singers from Canada and the USA h, all welcome. At 17.00

NO Fellowship Group this month.

St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Sunday 18th June

Our friends at St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron have kindly invited any member of our congregations to a 150th Anniversary Celebration Mass with His Grace, Leo Cushley Archbishop of St. Andrew’s & Edinburgh followed by a Family BBQ and planting Tree of Life. The service starts at 11.00.

Saturday 24th June from 10am to 4pm. 

Community Action Plan launch

Kinlochard Village Hall and Aberfoyle Memorial Hall – Saturday 24th June from 10am to 4pm. 

Sunday 25th June

14.00 – 17.00

Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The solar panel greenhouse watering system and solar pond aerator will be of special interest.

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Pre-Booking@callanderholidayclub.eventbrite.com

Or contact Richard for further details.


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. Thank you to all who contribute.

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 22nd May 2017

Notices for week beginning 22nd May 2017

Headlines

 

THERE IS NO SERVICE AT ST ANDREW’S THIS COMING SUNDAY See below

 

 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert series

The concert yesterday was well attended and appreciated. Thanks to those whose Herculean efforts and planning made this possible.

 

This Thursday, Ascension Day will be marked by an Area Council Festal Eucharist at St Mary’s starting at 19.30. The music accompanying these services has always been of an excellent standard.

St Mary’s Garden

Thanks to Julie Edmonstone, Mary Bates and others who contributed to the overhaul of the raised flowerbed at the west end of the grounds. The improvement is enormous as is the refurbishment of the Snowball seat by Mark Seymour

St Andrew’s Garden

The identity of the person who plants the tubs along the south wall of the church remains unknown. Whoever you might be, your time and effort is greatly appreciated by all concerned!


 For your prayers

Those recovering from operations Ros Ford and Alan Clarke

Those sick Joan Dymond

Those who have been bereaved

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrews Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Readers and sides persons:

Suspended for this Sunday 

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Saffrey Miller

Readers and sides persons:

Michael Forsyth

Julie Edmonstone

 


This week

 

Wednesday 24th May 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 16.12-15

 

 19.30 Thursday 25th May at St Mary’s Dunblane

Dunblane Area Council Ascension Day Festal and Choral Communion Service.

 

Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering at Perth Cathedral

 

Sunday 28th May

Easter 6 – Sunday after Ascension

Bishop David’s last visit to the Linkage

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 speak to Fiona or Richard if you require a lift.

 

Service & Readings

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 1.6-14

1.Peter 4.12-14;5.6-11

John 17.1-11

 

Wednesday 31st May 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 1.39-49


Future Notices

 

St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

 

Sunday 25th June

14.00 – 17.00

Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The solar panel greenhouse watering system and solar pond aerator will be of special interest.

 

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

 

7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Pre-Booking@callanderholidayclub.eventbrite.com

Or contact Richard for further details.

 

 

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. Thank you to all who contribute.

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 Bulletinf for week beginning 15th May 2017

Notices for week beginning 15th May 2017 

Headlines

A number in the congregation have recently become grandparents, some for the first time. Our good wishes to all concerned.

Barbara Carruthers RIP

We mourn the death of Barbara who, judging by the numbers attending her funeral at Balfron Kirk, was known and loved by many. We are privileged that Barbara chose to make her spiritual home with us in her closing years. In her quiet way, she did much to promote the Linkage especially through her editorship of St Mary’s weekly pew-sheet for some years. Through the generosity of Michael and Susan, Lord and Lady Forsyth, her perceptive thoughts were gathered together into a small book entitled ‘Firework-Sparkler Spaceships’. Copies of the book are available in both churches

May her dear soul rest in peace and rise in glory

Pilgrimage

The 21st century has seen a huge rise of interest in pilgrimage. The Camino de Santiago which 40 years ago saw a few thousand pilgrims every year, is now travelled by over 250,000 pilgrims annually. In Scotland, pilgrim routes are being followed by walkers, cyclists and other pilgrims, young and old.

The Christian faith has its origins in pilgrimage, sacred journeys that awaken people to the presence of God. Almost at the very beginning, Abraham, left his homeland at Haran to follow God’s call.

Jesus spent his entire ministry on the move, going from place to place encountering new situations and sometimes travelling to remote places to sharpen his own sense of vocation, pray and prepare himself for what he had to face. He said of himself that he had no place to rest his head, no home of his own and dependent on the hospitality of others. In the story of the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24), two of Jesus’s disciples travelled from Jerusalem following the events of Jesus’s arrest, trial and crucifixion. They were puzzled by stories that Christ had risen from the dead, and along the way they encountered a stranger who journeyed with them as they went. As they came to the end of the day, they offered hospitality to the stranger and realised that they had encountered the risen Christ. Their hearts “burned within them” as they conversed along the way. Pilgrims have come to understand that Christ often comes in the stranger’s guise. The early Christians became known as the people of the Way.

This may explain the growth of pilgrimage in Scotland today. The Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum (SPRF) was established in 2012 and is a collaborative network of over 60 organisations and individuals committed to developing walking routes for off-road pilgrimage travel across Scotland. Nick Cooke of St Mary’s has done much to establish the forum which has supported the development of a number of new routes including the Fife Pilgrim Way from Culross and North Queensferry to Dunfermline and St. Andrews, and a long-distance Coast to Coast Pilgrim Way from St. Andrews to Iona. Details of all SPRF activities can be found on its website (http://www.sprf.org.uk).

15.00 Sunday 21st May

St Mary’s Third Sunday@ Three Concert Series

Soprano, Baritone and Organ Recital

An hour-long concert of music spanning four centuries including baroque arias and duets.

Ursuala Bambuch Soprano

Simon Oberst Baritone

Kevin Duggan Organist and Director of Music at Dunblane Cathedral

Tickets £10.00 at the door


 For your prayers

 

Those awaiting and those recovering from operations Ros Ford and Alan Clarke and thanks that Roger Bradley is making good recovery.

Those who have been bereaved

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrews Rota

Flowers: Fiona

Readers and sides persons:

Christine

Joan

St Marys Rota

Flowers: Kate Joynson

Readers and sides persons:

George Willis

Jamie Parker

This week

Tuesday 16th May

Dunblane Area Council Meeting

St Saviours Bridge of Allan

19.30 at St Saviours Bridge of Alan

James Gardner ‘Young people’s involvement in the Church’

Wednesday 17th May

10.00 Callander

John 15.1-8

Sunday 19th May

Easter 5 Rogation Sunday

Rogation Sunday is the day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessing on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food. The word “rogation” is from the Latin rogare, “to ask.” Historically, the Rogation Days (the three days before Ascension Day) were a period of fasting and abstinence, beseeching God’s blessing on the crops for a bountiful harvest. It is right that those who are to produce our own harvest are remembered in prayer.

Collect

Almighty God whose will it is that the earth and the sea should bear fruit in due season: bless the labours of those who work on land and sea,
grant us a good harvest and the grace always to rejoice in your fatherly care; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.      

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

John 14.15-21

 10.00 Callander

Acts 17.22-31

1.Peter 3.13-22

John 14.15-21

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 17.22-31

1.Peter 3.13-22

John 14.15-21

Wednesday 24th May 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 16.12-15

 19.30 Thursday 25th May at St Mary’s Dunblane

Dunblane Area Council Ascension Day Festal and Choral Communion Service.

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

 St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

 Sunday 25th June

14.00 – 17.00

Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The solar panel greenhouse watering system and solar pond aerator will be of special interest.

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Pre-Booking@callanderholidayclub.eventbrite.com

Or contact Richard for further details.


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. Thank you to all who contribute.

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 8th May 2017

Notices for week beginning 8th May 2017

 For your prayers

Those awaiting and those recovering from operations Ros Ford, Roger Bradley and Alan Clarke

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrews Rota

Flowers: Fiona

Readers and sides persons:

Christine

Joan

St Marys Rota

Flowers: Kate Joynson

Readers and sides persons:

Elizabeth and Christopher Roads


This week

Monday 8th May

11.00 St Mary’s

The wedding of Ralf Feldermann to Monika Pleb

Tuesday 9th May

17.00 Fellowship Group at Croftamie

19.30 Callander Vestry

Wednesday 10th May

10.00 Callander

John 12.44-end

Saturday 13th May

The Filling Station , Callander will meet at the Deli Ecosse starting with cake and coffee at 6.30pm and ending by 8.30pm

Worship will be led by Jim Steel and Iris Gooding will be the speaker for the evening.

Sunday 14th May 2017 –  Easter 4

Almighty God,
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen 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

Acts 7.55-end

1.Peter 2.2-10

John 14.1-14

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 7.55-end

1.Peter 2.2-10

John 14.1-14

Tuesday 16th May

Dunblane Area Council Meeting

St Saviours Bridge of Allan

19.30 at St Saviours Bridge of Alan

James Gardner ‘Young people’s involvement in the Church’

Wednesday 17th May

10.00 Callander

John 15.1-8


Future Events

15.00 Sunday 21st May

St Mary’s Third Sunday@ Three Concert Series

Soprano, Baritone and Organ Recital

An hour-long concert of music spanning four centuries including baroque arias and duets.

Ursuala Bambuch Soprano

Simon Oberst Baritone

Kevin Duggan Organist and Director of Music at Dunblane Cathedral

Tickets £10.00 at the door

 

19.30 Thursday 25th May at St Mary’s Dunblane

Dunblane Area Council Ascension Day Festal and Choral Communion Service.

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

 St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

 Sunday 25th June

14.00 – 17.00

Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The solar panel greenhouse watering system and solar pond aerator will be of special interest.

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Pre-Booking@callanderholidayclub.eventbrite.com

Or contact Richard for further details.

 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. Thank you to all who contribute.

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 1st May 2017

Notices for week beginning 1st May 2017

For your prayers

Those awaiting and those recovering from operations Ros Ford, Roger Bradley and Alan Clarke

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrews Rota
Flowers: Roslynn
Readers and sides persons:
Christine
Joan

St Marys Rota
Flowers: Vi Boyd
Readers and sides persons:
Melnie Grosse
John Dymond


This week

Wednesday 3rd May
10.00 Callander
John 6.35-40
11.30 Killearn
John 6.35-40

Sunday 7th May
Easter 4
Risen Christ,
faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:
teach us to hear your voice
and to follow your command,
that all your people may be gathered into one flock,
to the glory of God the Father.

BCP
1.Peter 2.19-end
John 10.1-10

11.15 Aberfoyle
Acts 2.42-end
1.Peter 2.19-end
John 10.1-10

18.00 at St Modoc’s Doune
The choir of St Saviour’s Bridge of Allan will sing Choral Evensong: preacher The Revd Canon Dom Ind

Tuesday 9th May
17.00 Fellowship Group
19.30 Callander Vestry

Wednesday 10th May 2017
10.00 Callander
John 12.44-end


Future Events

Tuesday 16th May
Dunblane Area Council Meeting
St Saviours Bridge of Allan
19.30 Tuesday 16th May at St Saviours Bridge of Alan
James Gardner ‘Young people’s involvement in the Church’

15.00 Sunday 21st May
St Mary’s Third Sunday@ Three Concert Series
Soprano, Baritone and Organ Recital
An hour-long concert of music spanning four centuries including baroque arias and duets.
Ursuala Bambuch Soprano
Simon Oberst Baritone
Kevin Duggan Organist and Director of Music at Dunblane Cathedral
Tickets £10.00 at the door

19.30 Thursday 25th May at St Mary’s Dunblane
Dunblane Area Council Ascension Day Festal and Choral Communion Service.

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

St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Sunday 25th June
14.00 – 17.00
Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The solar panel greenhouse watering system and solar pond aerator will be of special interest.

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

7th – 11th August
10.00 – 12 noon
Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club
For all Primary aged children
Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs
Online booking now open
Pre-Booking@callanderholidayclub.eventbrite.com
Or contact Richard for further details.

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. Thank you to all who contribute.
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.