Monthly Archives: December 2018

Linkage bulletin for week commencing 31st December 108

Notices for the week beginning 31st December 2018

Headlines

A very Happy New Year to all

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

No weekday services at Callander or Killearn today.

This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

James Stirling

George Willis

Sunday 6th January

Epiphany

Collect

O God,

who by the leading of a star

manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:

mercifully grant that we,

who know you now by faith,

may at last behold your glory face to face;

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

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 60.1-6

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-12

Tuesday 8th January

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 9th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 6.52-54


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 the weeks beginning 17th December 2018 until Sunday 30th December

Notices for the week beginning 17th December 2018 until Sunday 30th December

Headlines

Carol Service Sunday 16th December

A number of thanks are due for making these services the success they were. Beforehand, two teams of volunteers led by Carol Seymour (St Marys) and Heather Swain (St Andrews) decorated their respective churches to perfection. On the Saturday at St Andrews there was a ‘spring cleaning’ morning. There was also a cloakroom decorating team. The end result was a transformation. On the Sunday, Fiona Gibson and her team at St Andrews managed the feeding of the five thousand after the Carol Service. An anonymous labourer dug a neat path through the snow from the porch door to the road.  For the services themselves, Mary-Clare Brown struggled from her sickbed to mastermind a Carol Service that included two choirs and instruments. Towards its end, George Willis masterminded the opening of the floodlighting scheme. Previously he and others had worked tirelessly to bring the project to fruition. For the first time in some years extra chairs had to be brought in to seat those attending. Later at St Andrews, Callander Chorale and Brass led by Margaret and Ian Milligan provided a wonderful accompaniment to the service.  All in all, a memorable weekend. The Rector’s deep gratitude to all concerned.

Christmas Rotas

No sides persons or readers will be required at either morning service on the 23rd December. Christmas Day sides persons and readers at Aberfoyle required please; offers to Richard.

This week

Wednesday 19th December

10.00 Callander

Luke 1. 5-25

Sunday 23rd December

The fourth Sunday of Advent

Collect:

God our redeemer,

who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,

so we may be ready to greet him

when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

St Andrews 10.00 Holy Communion (said BCP)

Gospel: Luke 1:39-45

St Mary’s 11.15 Holy Communion (said BCP)

Gospel: Luke 1:39-45

Monday 24th December

Christmas Eve

Collect

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.

St Mary’s

11.30 Midnight Service

2Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11

Acts 13:16-26

Luke 1:67-69

Tuesday 25th December

Christmas Day

Collect

Almighty God,

you have given us your only-begotten Son

to take our nature upon him

and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin:

grant that we, who have been born again

and made your children by adoption and grace,

may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;

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

8.00 Holy Communion Balfron

Gospel: Luke 2:1-14

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Gospel: Luke 2:1-14

11.15 Family Communion Aberfoyle.

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Gospel: Luke 2:1-14

A very Happy Christmas and New Year to all when it comes.

Wednesday 26th December

No midweek at St Andrews.

Sunday 30th December

The first Sunday of Christmas

Collect

Almighty God, who wonderfully created us in your own image

and yet more wonderfully restored us

through your Son Jesus Christ:

grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,

so we may share the life of his divinity;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever

10.00 Callander

1Sam 2:18-20,26

Colossians 3:12-17

Luke 2:41-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

1Sam 2:18-20,26

Colossians 3:12-17

Luke 2:41-end


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 10th December 2018

Notices for the week beginning 10th December 2018

Headlines

Sunday 16th December

There is a change of service times: see below.

St Andrews

Primary School Christmas CD

Each class at Callander Primary School has contributed towards the production of a Christmas CD at £5 each and the proceeds are towards school funds. There is an order form at the back of church and Amanda Smith will ensure that you have your copy as quickly as possible.

This week

Rotas

No sides persons will be required at either morning service on the 16th December.

Tuesday 11th December

17.00 Croftamie -Fellowship Group is postponed

Wednesday 12th December

10.00 Callander

Matt. 11.28-end

Friday 14th December 7.30pm   Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Christmas Concerts

An evening of festive music including Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Cecilia McDowall’s A Winters Night as well as the usual favourites for all to sing along.

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

Contact Judith Neil at secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk or Colin Cameron atmedia@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Sunday 16th December

Advent 3

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.

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Luke 3. 7-18

10.00 St Andrews

Luke 3. 7-18

Holy Communion BCP (said)

No morning service at St Mary’s

16.00 St Mary’s

CAROL SERVICE

18.30 St Andrew’s

CAROL SERVICE

Wednesday 19th December

10.00 Callander

Luke 1. 5-25

Future Notices:

Christmas Services

Sunday 23rd December

St Andrews 10.00 Holy Communion

St Mary’s 11.15 Holy Communion

Monday 24th December

Christmas Eve

11.30 Midnight Service

Tuesday 25th December

Christmas Day

8.00 Holy Communion Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Family Communion 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.

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 3rd December 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 3rd December 2018 

Rotas

Callander

Joan and Luna

 

Aberfoyle

Elizabeth/Christopher Roads – Mark Seymour

Wednesday 5th Dec

10.00 Callander

Matt.15.29-37

11.30  Killearn

Matt.15.29-37

Sunday 9th December

Advent 2

Collect

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 & Readings

10.00 Callander

Mal.3.1-4

Phil.1.3-11

Luke 3.1-6

11.15 Aberfoyle

Mal.3.1-4

Phil.1.3-11

Luke 3.1-6

Followed by the Annual Parish Meeting

One of the agenda items at the meeting will be a ballot to accept or otherwise the gift of a new hymnbook entitled ‘Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship’. The requirements of Canon Law disallow any proposed change to worship without prior consultation with the congregation. The consultation has been conducted since Easter by use of a sampler containing a selection of the new material offered by the proposed hymnbook. This process of consultation concludes with a secret ballot of everyone present at today’s Annual Meeting. The new book, should this gift be accepted, would replace all three hymnbooks presently in use.

The resolution set before the meeting will be as follows:

Do you accept the offer of a new hymnbook?


Strathendrick Singers Christmas Concerts

Sunday 9th December 7.00pm  Gartmore Village Hall

Friday 14th December 7.30pm   Killearn Kirk,

Come and join us for an evening of festive music including Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Cecilia McDowall’s A Winters Night as well as 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 or Colin Cameron atmedia@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Tuesday 11th December

17.00  Croftamie – Fellowship Group has been cancelled

Wednesday 12th December

10.00 Callander

Matt. 11.28-end

Friday 14th December

Strathendrick Singers Christmas Concert (see above)

 

Future Notices:

Sunday 16th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please note a change to the usual service pattern.

St Andrews

10.00 Holy Communion said BCP

There will be no morning service at St Mary’s

St Mary’s Carol Service will start at 16.00 and not 15.00 as previously published

Mary-Clare is looking for anyone to take part in a scratch choir for the Carol Service. There will be a rehearsal on Saturday 15th December (time tbc) and another short rehearsal before the service on Sunday 16th December.

If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Mary-Clare:

01360 441007 or via email: musicstmary@btinternet.com

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service.


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.