Monthly Archives: December 2017

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 25th December 2017

Notices for week beginning 25th December 2017 

 

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 A very Happy Christmas, and good wishes for the New Year to everyone when it comes.

Diocesan Episcopal Election

It has been announced that the Preparatory Committee having met shortly before Christmas failed to achieve a shortlist of candidates for consideration. It is presumed that the wish of the Diocese will be for the process to be repeated in the New Year in the hope that a fresh shortlist can be achieved.  The Electoral Synod meets next on Saturday 27th January when any developments will be discussed.

 


For your prayers

The Snowball family

The Harrison and Cowderoy families

The Stirling and Trafford families

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Christmas

Sides persons: Fiona, Roger, John

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Christmas

Sides persons: James Stirling and Jamie Parker

 

This week

Sunday 31st December 2017

1st Sunday of Christmas

Almighty God,

in the birth of your Son

you have poured on us the new light of your incarnate Word,

and shown us the fullness of your love:

help us to walk in his light and dwell in his love

that we may know the fullness of his joy;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

 

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander  

Isa. 61.10-62.3

Gal. 4.4-7

Luke 2. 15-21

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 61.10-62.3

Gal. 4.4-7

Luke 2. 15-21

 

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

10.00 Callander

John 1.29-34

11.30 Killearn

John 1.29-34


 

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.

 

Sunday 21st January 2018 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

David Hamilton Organ recital

An hour-long concert of organ music spanning five centuries

Entry by donation

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 18th December 2017 – Christmas Week

Notices for week beginning 18th December 2017 

 

Headlines

 Sunday 17th December

We have just finished Carol Service Sunday. It is hard to convey gratitude to the many who had a hand in providing the music, readings and refreshments for both services, which, in view of the adverse weather conditions were very well supported.

 

The Revd. David McCreadie RIP

David died on the 13th December after a long illness bravely fought.

Many in Callander will have known David, a much loved and respected figure, both as a former minister of St Kessog’s and latterly when he returned to the town in retirement. The funeral will take place at the Kirk on Friday 22nd December: the time of the service will be confirmed.

Our prayers to his family in Gartmore 

 

For your prayers

The Snowball family

The Harrison and Cowderoy families

The Stirling and Trafford families

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates


Week beginning 18th December

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Christmas

Sides persons as available

 St Mary’s Rota

Flowers

Sides persons: as available

Wednesday 20th December

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrews

Christmas Services Sunday 24th December

 Almighty God,

you make us glad with the yearly remembrance

of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:

grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer,

so we may with sure confidence behold him

when he shall come to be our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

10.00 Callander

2.Sam.7.1-11,16

Rom.16.25-end

Luke 1.26-38

 

There is no morning service at St Mary’s

 

23.30 Midnight Service Aberfoyle

2.Sam.7.1-11,16

Rom.16.25-end

Luke 1.26-38

 

Christmas Day

Eternal God,

who made this most holy night

to shine with the brightness of your one true light:

bring us, who have known the revelation of that light on earth,

to see the radiance of your heavenly glory;

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

Luke 2:1-14

 

10.00 Callander

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Luke 2:1-14

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Luke 2:1-14

 

Wednesday 27th December

No midweek at Callander

 

Sunday 21st January 2018 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

David Hamilton Organ recital

An hour-long concert of organ music spanning five centuries

Entry by donation

 


 

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.

Christmas Services

Christmas Services

Sunday 24th December

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

23.30 St Mary’s Midnight Service

 

Christmas Day

8.00 Holy Communion St Anthony’s Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion St Andrews

11.15 Holy Communion St Mary’s

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 11th December 2017

Notices for week beginning 11th December 2017 

Headlines 

Sunday 17th December  Changes to Service Schedule

 There will be no morning services in the Linkage.

St Mary’s Carol Service commences at 15.00. This is an hour earlier from previous years. St Andrew’s Carol Service starts at 18.30 as usual

 Andrew Snowball RIP

 

Andrew Snowball, died last Thursday. His parents were regular worshippers at St Mary’s for many years.  The funeral is to take place in Chapel at Glenalmond on Wednesday 13th December at 2.00pm.  Burial to follow in Thornhill Cemetery on the morning of Thursday 14th December.  His body will rest overnight on Wednesday 13th December in St Mary’s.  


For your prayers

The Snowball family

The Harrison and Cowderoy families

The Stirling and Trafford families

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates


Week beginning 11th December

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Advent

Sides persons Carol Service

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Advent

Sides persons: Carol Service

This week

 

Tuesday 12th December 2017

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

 

Wednesday 13th December 2017

10.00 Callander

Matt.11:28-end

 

Friday 15th December 7.30pm Killearn Kirk

The concert will feature Bob Chilcott’s arrangement, ‘Wenceslas’, and excerpts from The Messiah as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be served at the interval.

Tickets (£10, £3 for children) at the door or from choir members.

Contact Judith Neil at secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

Sunday 17th December The third Sunday of Advent

 

The Collect

O Lord Jesus Christ,

who at your first coming sent your messenger

to prepare your way before you:

grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries

may likewise so prepare and make ready your way

by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,

that at your second coming to judge the world

we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;

for you are alive and reign with the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

CAROL SERVICES

There are no morning services at Balfron, Callander or Aberfoyle

15.00 St Marys (please note the earlier start time from previous years)

18.30 St Andrews


Christmas Services

Sunday 24th December

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

23.30 St Mary’s Midnight Service

 

Christmas Day

8.00 Holy Communion St Anthony’s Balfron

10.oo Holy Communion St Andrews

11.15 Holy Communion St Mary’s


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.


Sunday 21st January 2018 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

David Hamilton Organ recital

An hour-long concert of organ music spanning five centuries

Entry by donation

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 4th December 2017

Notices for week beginning 4th December 2017 

Headlines

 Many thanks to all who participated in the Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews yesterday.

  

For your prayers

The Harrison and Cowderoy families mourning the death of Iain Harrison

Evelyn Nicolson

The Stirling and Trafford families

Mary Bates

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner a representative on that committee.


Week beginning 4th December

 

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Advent

Sides persons

Fiona

Roger

John

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Advent

Sidespersons: Kate and Peter Joynson

Wednesday 6th December 19.30 Loch Ard  History Group at Kinlochard James Kennedy writes

Although it is our Christmas “Members Night” with mince pies and some mulled wine, the Loch Local History Group are more than happy if any of you would like to come along to the evening which could not get more local. The regular December event of “My House” will be presented by Joyce Kelly and feature Kinlochard Cottages. It will also cover the social history and background that led to the houses being built and what folk got up to in those times (Well not everything!). Promises to be an interesting evening with a lot of research both academic and anecdotal provided to Joyce by some who have been in the houses since they were built (there is a £4 charge for non-members).

Saturday 9th December

10.30 at St Andrews

The funeral of Norrie Roberts

 

Sunday 10th December

The Second Sunday of Advent

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us,

and with great might succour us;

that whereas, through our sins and wickedness

we are grievously hindered

in running the race that is set before us,

your bountiful grace and mercy

may speedily help and deliver us;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honour and glory, now and for ever.

 

Services and Readings:

10.00 Callander

Isa. 40.1-11

2.Peter 3.8-15a

Mark 1.1-8

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 40.1-11

2.Peter 3.8-15a

Mark 1.1-8

 

Following the morning service: Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting

 

18.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth: all welcome especially choir members or singers for that occasion. Contact Richard for details.

 

Strathendrick Singers 40th Christmas Concert

Sunday 10th December 7.00pm Gartmore Village Hall

 

Tuesday 12th December 2017

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

 

Wednesday 13th December 2017

10.00 Callander

Matt.11:28-end

 

Friday 15th December 7.30pm Killearn Kirk

The concert will feature Bob Chilcott’s beautiful arrangement, ‘Wenceslas’,  and excerpts from The Messiah as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be served at the interval.

Tickets (£10, £3 for children) at the door or from choir members.

Contact Judith Neil at   secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

Sunday 17th December

Carol Service Sunday

There are no morning services at Balfron, Callander or Aberfoyle

15.00 St Marys (please note the earlier start time from previous years)

18.30 St Andrews

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.