Monthly Archives: March 2018

Linkage Bulletin for two weeks commencing 26th March 2018 and 2nd April 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 26th March and 2nd April 2018 

  Headlines

 

St Andrews

Notice is given that an Extraordinary Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday 1st April immediately following the conclusion of the Morning Service starting at 10.00. The purpose of the meeting will be to formally adopt a new Constitution for St Andrew’s Church and the consent of the congregation will be given or otherwise by show of hands.

Richard writes

St Andrews Church has since its inception been governed by a constitution. Any church constitution directs not only the day to day running of the parish but also other matters such as the relationship between the parish and incumbent.

From time to time the constitution requires updating to reflect changes, especially in Charity Law. Our existing constitution is some years old and now requires revision.

The model constitution which is the subject of our EGM is in a form currently recommended both by our Diocese and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. It has been adopted by other parishes in the Province.

No change or revision can be made to an existing constitution without the consent of the congregation. This is the reason for the EGM.

Every effort has been made to circulate copies of the model constitution by email. Paper copies are available at the back of church for inspection. Should you still require sight of a copy, please contact me immediately and I will see that this reaches you.

If you have queries or issues regarding the matter, may I ask please that you raise these with me beforehand rather than wait for the meeting? By this means the EGM will be as brief and unobtrusive as possible.

 

St Mary’s

Proposed new hymn books

The sampler has now been published and will be used for the first time on Sunday 8th April.

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Amanda Smith

Cath Adie

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Easter

Sides persons April: Peter, Joan and Christine

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Easter

Sides persons:

Kate and Peter Joynson

 

Holy Week

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion in words and music

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Lord of all life and power,

who through the mighty resurrection of your Son

overcame the old order of sin and death

to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin

and alive to you in Jesus Christ,

may reign with him in glory;

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit

be praise and honour, glory and might,

now and in all eternity.

 

08.00 Balfron

John 20.1-18

10.00 Callander

Acts 10.34-43

Isa. 25.6-9

John 20.1-18

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 10.34-43

Isa. 25.6-9

John 20.1-18

 

Wednesday 4th April 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 24.13-35

11.30 Killearn

Luke 24.13-35

 


Sunday 8th April

The Second Sunday of Easter

 

St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ros Grant

Sides persons April: Peter, Joan and Christine

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Easter

Sides persons: George Willis and Mark Seymour

 

Collect

Almighty Father,

you have given your only Son to die for our sins

and to rise again for our justification:

grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness

that we may always serve you

in pureness of living and truth;

through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ 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

Acts 4.32-35

1.John 1.1-2.2

John 20.19-end

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 4.32-35

1.John 1.1-2.2

John 20.19-end

 

Tuesday 10th April 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie

 

Wednesday 11th April 2018

10.00 Callander

John 3.16-21


Future Notices

 

15.00 Sunday 15th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!

 

19.30 Friday 20th April

Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

19.30 Thursday 26th April

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Practices will be held at Buchlyvie School Hall. Dr Hamish MacLaren, , will be the guest speaker. The talk will be followed by refreshments and a short Annual General Meeting

 

19.30 Saturday 28th April

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL

Artlink central

Art Exhibition and refreshments including a musical performance.

Special guests

Crawford Logan Master of Ceremonies

Kenneth Reid Tenor

Penelope Cousland mezzo soprano

Nick Morris bass

Tim Dean accompanist

Tickets available from www.artlinkcentral.org 01786 450971

 

Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle

 

Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

Detail 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 Bulletin for week commencing 19th March 2018

Notices for week beginning 19th March 2018 

 

Headlines 

British Summertime

 A reader has kindly pointed out that the clocks go forward an hour next Sunday the 25th March and not on the 1st April as previously stated. Thanks to the reader and apologies to all concerned. Never listen to what the Rector tells you.

 

 St Andrews Lent Group: ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’

This will take place at 19.00 on Wednesday 21st March (please note the earlier starting time than previously advertised) at Orchardlea Main Street Callander. Could you please advise Hilary Gunkel (01877 330798 or email mail@hilarygunkel@co.uk) if you are intending to come? Refreshment will be served prior to the talk.

St Andrews

Notice is given that an Extraordinary Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday 1st April immediately following the conclusion of the Morning Service starting at 10.00. The purpose of the meeting will be to formally adopt a new Constitution for St Andrew’s Church and the consent of the congregation will be given or otherwise by show of hands. A draft of the Constitution will be circulated, and paper copies made available for inspection in church prior to the meeting.

St Andrew’s

World Day of Prayer

Sandra Connell writes:

Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, the World Day of Prayer service at St.Joseph’s on 2nd March had to be cancelled. The service this year was written by the Christian women of Suriname in South America. A collection is normally taken at the service. This year, the donations will be used to support Christian Societies, which have projects in Suriname, as well as Feed the Minds and the Bible Society. St Joseph’s, Callander Kirk and St. Andrew’s have decided to go ahead with a collection. Therefore, the offering on Sunday 25th March will be donated to the World Day of Prayer. There will be copies of the World Day of Prayer service booklets( which contain interesting facts about Suriname) in church, available for anyone to take away.

St. Mary’s

Proposed new hymn books

Some time ago, an offer of new hymn books was received from an anonymous donor. The donor makes this offer in the belief that younger visitors or regular worshippers attending our services are far more likely to be impressed by singing at least some more modern hymns. The offer is to provide 50 copies for everyday worship, and these would replace our existing 3 hymn books.

The acceptance of this gift is a two-stage process. The first stage is consideration within the Vestry, but under Canon Law Vestry needs to demonstrate that, if it desires any change to the form or conduct of worship, it has conducted a consultation within the congregation. In other words, no change can be made without the express consent of the congregation. The culmination of this second stage will be a ballot of the congregation which will be held at the Annual Meeting of the parish scheduled for the 9th December to accept, or not, these new hymnbooks.

St Mary’s Vestry has for the past eighteen months been considering this generous offer and has carefully considered three publications. Two were rejected as not adequately reflecting the worshipping tradition of St Mary’s. The third, being the book now proposed, found some favour. It is a new edition of our present Ancient and Modern hymnbook and is exactly the same size and appearance as our present book. There are about 500 new hymns which will replace about 200 which are removed. In addition, the words of some hymns in this hymnbook have been altered to correspond with present day liturgical thinking.

To give the congregation a better idea of the ‘flavour’ of the proposed book prior to the ballot, one hymn not presently contained in our existing hymnbook will be sung from a Sampler at every service between Sunday 8th April and Sunday 30th November. Vestry members will welcome feedback from the congregation during that period.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Amanda Smith

Cath Adie

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: n/a

Sides persons: Ros and Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons:

Robin and John Willis

 

Wednesday 21st March

10.00 Callander

John 8.31-42

also

19.00 Wednesday 21st March

Lent Group for St Andrews at Orchardlea Main Street Callander by courtesy of Hilary and Rod Gunkel An illustrated talk entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ (see above)

 

CLOCKS GO FORWARD

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race

sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ

to take upon him our flesh

and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

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  

Isa. 50.4-9a

Phil. 2.5-11

Matthew 21:1-13

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 50.4-9a

Phil. 2.5-11

Matthew 21:1-13

 

also

 

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Concert

Faure’s Requiem and Magnificat by John Rutter

Tickets £10 (under 16s free) from choir members, at the door, or email secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

 

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

Future Notices

 

15.00 Sunday 15th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!

 

19.30 Saturday 28th April

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL

Artlink central

Art Exhibition and refreshments including a musical performance.

Special guests

Crawford Logan Master of Ceremonies

Kenneth Reid Tenor

Penelope Cousland mezzo soprano

Nick Morris bass

Tim Dean accompanist

Tickets available from www.artlinkcentral.org 01786 450971

 

Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle

 

Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

Detail 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 Bulletin for week beginning 12th March 2018

Notices for week beginning 12th March 2018

 Headlines

 

 St Mary’s and St Andrews

The Lent Group: ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’

Adverse weather and other circumstances have meant that the Aberfoyle Lent Group will need to be postponed. The Callander meeting on the 21st March (see below) is unaffected.

 

St Andrew’s

We wish Elizabeth Fountain a very Happy Birthday!

 

St Mary’s

Proposed new hymn books

Some time ago, an offer of new hymn books was received from an anonymous donor. The donor makes this offer in the belief that younger visitors or regular worshippers attending our services are far more likely to be impressed by singing at least some more modern hymns. The offer is to provide 50 copies for everyday worship, and these would replace our existing 3 hymn books.

The acceptance of this gift is a two-stage process. The first stage is consideration within the Vestry, but under Canon Law Vestry needs to demonstrate that, if it desires any change to the form or conduct of worship, it has conducted a consultation within the congregation. In other words, no change can be made without the express consent of the congregation. The culmination of this second stage will be a ballot of the congregation which will be held at the Annual Meeting of the parish scheduled for the 9th December to accept, or not, these new hymnbooks.

St Mary’s Vestry has for the past eighteen months been considering this generous offer and has carefully considered three publications. Two were rejected as not adequately reflecting the worshipping tradition of St Mary’s. The third, being the book now proposed, found some favour. It is a new edition of our present Ancient and Modern hymnbook and is exactly the same size and appearance as our present book. There are about 500 new hymns which will replace about 200 which are removed. In addition, the words of some hymns in this hymnbook have been altered to correspond with present day liturgical thinking.

To give the congregation a better idea of the ‘flavour’ of the proposed book prior to the ballot, one hymn not presently contained in our existing hymnbook will be sung from a Sampler at every service between Sunday 8th April and Sunday 30th November. Vestry members will welcome feedback from the congregation during that period.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Amanda Smith

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.

 


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: n/a

Sides persons: Ros and Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons:

Julie Edmonstone and Melanie Grosse

 

Tuesday 13th March 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group- Croftamie

19.30 Callander – Vestry

 

Wednesday 14th March 2018

10.00 Callander

John 5.17-30

 

14.00 Friday 16th March

Tales from the Hills

Callander Fire Station Community Room

Callander and West Perthshire U3A invite you to hear Elizabeth Brightwell speak about her experiences in Israel /Palestine as a volunteer based in the South Hebron Hills.

Admission free and refreshments.

 

Sunday 18th March 2018

5th Sunday of Lent

 

PASSIONTIDE BEGINS

Traditionally the final two weeks of Lent are used as an immediate preparation for the sorrowful events of the Easter drama. It is a time to focus on the Passion and death of Jesus and accompany him in heart and mind to Calvary.

 

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.

Amen

 

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

John 12.20-33

 

10.00 Callander  

Jer. 31.31-34

Heb. 5.5-10

John 12.20-33

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 31.31-34

Heb. 5.5-10

John 12.20-33

15.00 Aberfoyle

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Opus Duo May Halyburton (double bass) and Jane Colvin (cello)

Something for everyone in this selection of light and classical pieces from these highly accomplished musicians.

 

Wednesday 21st March 2018

10.00 Callander

John 8.31-42

also

19.30 Wednesday 21st March

Lent Group for St Andrews at Orchardlea Main Street Callander by courtesy of Hilary and Rod Gunkel An illustrated talk entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ (see above)


Future Notices

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Concert

Faure’s Requiem and Magnificat by John Rutter

Tickets £10 (under 16s free) from choir members, at the door, or email secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk

 

 

Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday

 

10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

 

Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Clocks go forward one hour

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s

 

15.00 Sunday 15th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!

 

19.30 Saturday 28th April

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL

Artlink central

Art Exhibition and refreshments including a musical performance.

Special guests

Crawford Logan Master of Ceremonies

Kenneth Reid Tenor

Penelope Cousland mezzo soprano

Nick Morris bass

Tim Dean accompanist

Tickets available from www.artlinkcentral.org 01786 450971

 

Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle

 

 

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.