Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 4th March 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 4th March 2019

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Beginning this week on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Please see the suggestion for observation of the season requested by Start Up Stirling at the end of the Bulletin

Ash Wednesday services at Callander (10.00) Killearn (11.30) and Aberfoyle (18.30) Please note earlier start time for the Aberfoyle service)

St Marys Third Sunday at Three Concert Series.

Sunday 17th March

Allander Jazz

Sunday 28th April

Kentigern String Quartet.

Rotas

Callander

Fiona Amanda and Luna

Aberfoyle

Melanie Grosse

Kate Joynson

This week

Wednesday 6th March

Ash Wednesday

Services

10.00 Callander

11.30 Killearn

18.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service

19.30 Kinlochard History Group.

Saturday 9th March

Diocesan Synod meets at St Ninians Cathedral

Sunday 10th March

1st Sunday of Lent

Collect

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,

and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:

give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;

and, as you know our weakness,

so may we know your power to save;

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

Deut. 26.1-11

Rom. 10.8b-13

Luke 4.1-13

11.15 Aberfoyle

Deut. 26.1-11

Rom. 10.8b-13

Luke 4.1-13

Wednesday 13th March

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.29-32

19.00 Friday 22nd March

Stirling Street Pastors’ 10th Anniversary

Allan Park South Church Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2LQ

A service of thanksgiving followed by refreshments

stirling@streetpastors.org.uk


Join the Start Up Stirling Lent Challenge

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.

Join the Start Up Stirling Lent Challenge!

Help this Lent by giving up something of your choice and donate the money that you would normally spend on such products to the campaign. By donating £1.00/£2.00 for the forty or so days of Lent, the following could be possible

£15.00 will fund a food pack for an individual

£25.00 will do likewise for a family

£50.00 will fund a home visit to someone in crisis.

Don’t forget please to tick the gift aid box as appropriate

The easiest way to donate is through the on-line donations page

startupstirling.org.uk/donate

Thank you also to all who continue to contribute food. The blue box in each church is emptied fortnightly

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.