Monthly Archives: September 2017

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing

Notices for week beginning  25th September 2017 

 

Headlines

 

The Harvest Supper and Quiz

for both parishes will be held at St Andrews Callander this Friday 29th September commencing 19.30.

 

Please let Fiona Gibson (fionagibson20@btinternet.com if you still wish to come.  Please supply your own plate and cutlery!

 

Ronnie Wilson RIP

Ronnie Wilson was a postman in Aberfoyle who retired to Callander. He died peacefully on the 24th September. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty and the family

 

Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs.

This episode will appear on Monday Oct 9th at 19.30pm on BBC1 Scotland and will be of interest as it features Aberfoyle


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson recovering from illness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner


This week

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Hilary

Readers and sides persons:

tba

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Judith Poulton

Readers and sides persons:

Robin and John Willis

  

Wednesday 27th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.1-6

Friday 29th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at Callander (see above)

also

Friday 29th September

Clare Cushing of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron writes

 

‘The Balfron Community Choir , (which originally  grew  from  the  church  choir  in Balfron  Church)  are coming to perform at St. Anthony’s. Although this is not an official ecumenical event, I thought it might be nice if everyone who has a link with St. Anthony’s or  a link through the churches in Balfron area felt welcome to come along to the concert.

The concert will start at 7:30 and will contain a variety of repertoire to suit everyone, from Mozart  to les Mis and  lots in between !

Tickets are  £4 and £2 and can be purchased from Balfron Library, Mac Farlanes  (Hardware) in Balfron, or from me  on 07726941407’

 

19.00 Saturday 30th September

Music for a While A musical delight for voice and harpsichord/organ Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano Alistair Warwick harpsichord / organ Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Schütz Bringt her dem Herren Ich will den Herren loben allezeit John Clerk Dic mihi saever puer Purcell Hark! How all things Evening Hymn Music for a While Dido’s Lament (Dido and Aeneas) Händel Mi lusingar il dolce afetto (Alcina) Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Dopo notte (Ariodante) Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church Albert Road, Stirling More details: www.holytrinitystirling.org/music.htm musicinstirling.org

 

Sunday 1st October 2017

Trinity 16

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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

Phil. 2.1-13

Matt. 21.28-32

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Ezek. 18.1-4,25-end

Phil. 2.1-13

Matt. 21.28-32

 

Wednesday 4th October 2017

St Francis of Assisi

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.57-end

11.15 Killearn

Luke 9.57-end


Future Notices

Harvest Festivals: Sunday 8th October

 

Friday 13th October

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November 

 

Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Linkage Advent Carol service at Callander commencing 11.15 There will be no service at Aberfoyle that Sunday

 

Sunday 10th December

Following the morning service: Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting

 

Sunday 17th December

Carol Service Sunday – 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. 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 Bulleting for week commencing 18th September 2017

St Mary’s Aberfoyle &St Andrew’s Callander

‘The Linkage’

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Richard Grosse Rector

07759497826

 

Notices for week beginning

18th September 2017 

 

 

Headlines

Dunblane Area Council

 

The next meeting of Area Council takes place on this coming Tuesday 19th September starting at 19.30 at St Saviours Church Bridge of Allan FK9 4AY.  The meeting will comprise a presentation by members of Place for Hope, a highly regarded dispute resolution group that has worked together with charges in our diocese and many other groups to move forward from dissension to resolution. This should be an interesting evening and we hope as many as possible will attend.

 

 

The Harvest Supper and Quiz

 

for both parishes will be held at St Andrews Callander on Friday 29th September commencing 19.30.

 

Could you please let Fiona Gibson (fionagibson20@btinternet.com or 01877 331926) as soon as possible whether you are likely to attend and what you might be able to bring. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. This is quiche, cold meat, a salad, a pudding, wine or a soft drink. Paper copies of this notice can be found in both churches should you prefer.  Please supply your own plate and cutlery!


For your prayers

Margie Stephen, Alastair Gardner and Evelyn Nicolson recovering from illness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election

 


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ailsa

Readers and sides persons:

Ros and Roger

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Julie Edmonstone

Readers and sides persons:

Judith and Christopher Poulton

 

This week

 

Tuesday 19th September

19.30 Dunblane Area Council (see above)

Wednesday 20th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 7.31-35

Sunday 24th September 2017

Trinity 15

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
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

Jonah 3.10-4.end

Phil. 1.21-end

Matt.20.1-16

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jonah 3.10-4.end

Phil. 1.21-end

Matt.20.1-16

 

Wednesday 27th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.1-6


 

Future events

 

Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander (see above)

 

Friday 29th September at St Anthony’s – Balfron

Clare Cushing of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron writes

 

‘The Balfron Community Choir , (which originally  grew  from  the  church  choir  in Balfron  Church)  are coming to perform at St. Anthony’s. Although this is not an official ecumenical event, I thought it might be nice if everyone who has a link with St. Anthony’s or  a link through the churches in Balfron area felt welcome to come along to the concert.

The concert will start at 7:30 and will contain a variety of repertoire to suit everyone, from Mozart  to les Mis and  lots in between !

Tickets are  £4 and £2 and can be purchased from Balfron Library, Mac Farlanes  (Hardware) in Balfron, or from me  on 07726941407’

 

19.00 Saturday 30th September at Holy Trinity – Stirling

Music for a While A musical delight for voice and harpsichord/organ Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano Alistair Warwick harpsichord / organ Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Schütz Bringt her dem Herren Ich will den Herren loben allezeit John Clerk Dic mihi saever puer Purcell Hark! How all things Evening Hymn Music for a While Dido’s Lament (Dido and Aeneas) Händel Mi lusingar il dolce afetto (Alcina) Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Dopo notte (Ariodante) Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church Albert Road, Stirling More details: www.holytrinitystirling.org/music.htm musicinstirling.org

 

Harvest Festivals: Sunday 8th October

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November 

 

Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Linkage Advent Carol service at Callander commencing 11.15 There will be no service at Aberfoyle that Sunday

 

Sunday 10th December

Following the morning service: Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting

 

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 11th September 2017

Notices for week beginning 11th September 2017 

 

Headlines

 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

15.00 Sunday 17th September

Alastair Savage and Friends

Scottish fiddle music old and new

Entry by donation.

 

Harvest Supper

 

We are planning to hold a Harvest Supper and Quiz for both parishes  at St Andrews on Friday 29th September.

 

Could you please let Fiona Gibson (fionagibson20@btinternet.com or 01877 331926) as soon as possible whether you are likely to attend and what you might be able to bring. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. This is quiche, cold meat, a salad, a pudding, wine or a soft drink. Paper copies of this notice can be found in both churches should you prefer.  Closing date for notification Friday 22nd September, please.

 

 

The Chesney Trust

Many members of our congregation will recall Janet Chesney and her remarkable work in Malawi.  Dr John Dymond, a member of St Mary’s, is heavily involved with the trust in Scotland and has kindly provided this update of news.

‘The builders have been busy at our girls’ boarding school in Engcongolweni, Malawi, as they complete the head mistress’s house plus a small teacher’s house so that eight of the ten staff can now be housed on campus, in time for the start of the new school year.  They will then move on to finish the physics and biology laboratories, for which we have the funding.  Our kitchen/dining hall building was constructed this year and we just await the result of an application for a grant to fit out the kitchen. Janet Chesney still lives in Mzuzu and oversees the project, now in its twelfth year.

The school roll remains at 160, with forty girls in each of the four forms.  We were delighted to learn that 11 of those who finished school in 2015 will be taking up places at universities in Malawi this month, and we look forward to hearing the results within a few weeks of the Form 4 girls who sat the Malawi School Certificate examination this summer.  Last November, the school choir took first place, out of 11, in a competition for northern region schools.

We are extremely grateful to Vestry for the donations made over the years, and for the support of the two congregations’.


For your prayers

 

Margie Stephen, Alastair Gardner and Evelyn Nicolson recovering from illness

 

For Janet Chesney and all who support her work

 

Christine Ffinch and her family mourning the recent death of her daughter-in-law.

 

Those away and those visiting the area on holiday

 

 

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election

 


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ailsa

Readers and sides persons:

Ros and Roger

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Susan Forsyth

Readers and sides persons:

Michael Forsyth and Jonny North

 


This week

 

Tuesday 12th September

17.00 Fellowship Group meets

19.30 Callander Vestry meets

 

Wednesday 13th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 6.20-26

 

Sunday 17th September

The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
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

Matt. 18.21-35

 

10.00 Callander

Psalm 103.1-13

Gen. 50.15-21

Rom. 14.1-12

Matt. 18.21-35

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 50.15-21

Rom. 14.1-12

Matt. 18.21-35

 

 

Wednesday 20th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 7.31-35


Future events

 

Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander (see above)

 

Friday 29th September

Clare Cushing of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron writes

 

‘The Balfron Community Choir , (which originally  grew  from  the  church  choir  in Balfron  Church)  are coming to perform at St. Anthony’s. Although this is not an official ecumenical event, I thought it might be nice if everyone who has a link with St. Anthony’s or  a link through the churches in Balfron area felt welcome to come along to the concert.

The concert will start at 7:30 and will contain a variety of repertoire to suit everyone, from Mozart  to les Mis and  lots in between !

Tickets are  £4 and £2 and can be purchased from Balfron Library, Mac Farlanes  (Hardware) in Balfron, or from me  on 07726941407’

 

19.00 Saturday 30th September

Music for a While A musical delight for voice and harpsichord/organ Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano Alistair Warwick harpsichord / organ Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Schütz Bringt her dem Herren Ich will den Herren loben allezeit John Clerk Dic mihi saever puer Purcell Hark! How all things Evening Hymn Music for a While Dido’s Lament (Dido and Aeneas) Händel Mi lusingar il dolce afetto (Alcina) Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Dopo notte (Ariodante) Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church Albert Road, Stirling More details: www.holytrinitystirling.org/music.htm musicinstirling.org

 

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting

 

Sunday 10th December

Following the morning service: Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting

 

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.