Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 15th January 2018

Notices for week beginning 15th January 2018

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It is intended that a new heating system will be installed in St.
Mary’s over the summer grants permitting . Details of this are described on a storyboard placed at the back of the church near the font for those interested in knowing more about it. Many thanks to Christopher and Nick who have spent a great deal of time and effort pursuing the project


For your prayers

The Harrison and Cowderoy families

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Amanda

Sides persons: Christine, Amanda

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons: Marie and David Thompson

This week

 

Wednesday 17th January

St Andrews 10.00 Holy Communion

 

Thursday 18th January

 

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

Sunday 21st January The Second Sunday of Epiphany

Almighty God,

whose Son revealed in signs and miracles

the wonder of your saving presence:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your mighty power;

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

John 2.1-11

 

10.00 Callander

Gen. 14.17-20

Rev.19.6-10

John 2.1-11

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 14.17-20

Rev.19.6-10

John 2.1-11

 

15.00 Sunday 21st January

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

David Hamilton Organ Recital

An hour-long concert of organ music spanning five centuries

 

Wednesday 24th January

No Midweek Communion at Callander – Clergy Conference

 

Saturday 27th January

Episcopal Synod convenes at Perth

 

Future Dates

Wednesday 14th February

Ash Wednesday

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

19.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service with Holy Communion.

 

Sunday 18th February

1st Sunday of Lent

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

 

Sunday 25th February 2nd Sunday of Lent

Aberfoyle Lent Group

The illustrated talk given over two sessions starting today is entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ Each session will be held after the morning service after a short refreshment break and will finish promptly.

 

Friday 2nd March

World Day of Prayer

For St Mary’s congregation 14.00 Aberfoyle Kirk

For St Andrews congregation 14.00 St Joseph’s Callander

14.00

 

Sunday 4th March

Third Sunday of Lent

Second Lent Group

 

Sunday 11th March

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

 

Tuesday 13th March

Callander Vestry meets

 

Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Programme to be announced

 

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

 

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

 

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 8th January 2018

Notices for week beginning 8th January 2018

 

For your prayers

The Harrison and Cowderoy families

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Amanda

Sides persons: Christine, Amanda

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons: Jonny North and John Dymond

This week

Tuesday 9th January

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

 

Wednesday 10th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1:29-39

11.00 The funeral of John Brommage – Aberfoyle Cemetery

 

Saturday 13th January

11.00 Memorial Service for the late Iain Harrison at Killearn Kirk

18.30 Callander Filling Station at the Deli Eccose Callander

David Todd will be the speaker for the evening. He is the Associate Pastor of St John’s Church in Linlithgow.

 

Sunday 14th January

The Second Sunday of Epiphany

Collect

Almighty God,

in Christ you make all things new:

transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,

and in the renewal of our lives

make known 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.

10.00 Callander

1.Sam.3.1-10

Rev.5.1-10

John 1.43-end

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

1.Sam.3.1-10

Rev.5.1-10

John 1.43-end

Wednesday 17th January 2018

10.00 Callander

Mark 3:1-6

 

Thursday 18th January

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

Sunday 21st January

The third Sunday of Epiphany

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

David Hamilton Organ Recital

An hour-long concert of organ music spanning five centuries

 

Wednesday 24th January

No Midweek Communion at Callander – Clergy Conference

 

Saturday 27th January

Episcopal Synod convenes at Perth

 

Future Dates

Wednesday 14th February

Ash Wednesday

 

Sunday 18th February

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Sunday 25th February

Aberfoyle Lent Group

The illustrated talk given over two sessions starting today is entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ Each session will be held after the morning service after a short refreshment break and will finish promptly.

Sunday 4th March

Second Lent Group

Sunday 11th March

Mothering Sunday

Tuesday 13th March

Callander Vestry meets

Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Programme to be announced

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday

 

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

 

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 1st January 2018

Notices for week beginning 1st January 2018

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Good wishes for the New Year to everyone.

 

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.

 

Mary Bates

Mary suffered a fall in November and after a stay in hospital, is now recuperating at home. It is nice to know that Mary has retained her sense of humour and her poem recounting the trials of the past days is reproduced at the end of this bulletin. We send Mary our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.


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: Christine, Amanda

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Christmas

Sides persons: Robin and John Willis

This week

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

10.00 Callander

John 1.29-34

11.30 Killearn

John 1.29-34

Sunday 7th January

The Epiphany

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.

Amen

 

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

BCP

Acts 19.1-7

Mark 1.4-11

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 1.1-5

Acts 19.1-7

Mark 1.4-11

  

Tuesday 9th January

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

 

Wednesday 10th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1:29-39

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


 

Mary’s 12 Days of Christmas* (courtesy of Forth Valley Health Board)

* substitute November !

 

On the First Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

A Sooper Dooper ORIF

(it was actually November 2nd but what’s a day between friends. ORIF = Open Reduction Internal Fixation see 6 & 7)

On the Second Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to me –

2 paramedics

(who blue-lighted me to Forth Valley Royal after I stepped into thin air – actually 31st October but see above !)

On the Third Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

3 Koi Carp                                                                        

(ye-es.  I was put on dihydrocodeine after the op and as an opiate based painkiller, it can have a mildly hallucinatory effect in some people.  I was totally convinced I was in a fish tank, not a ward, with three koi carp swimming around.  The carp were rounded up by the ward staff next morning, and returned to their owner, one of the porters so I was told, but inexplicably made a return visit the following night.  “Recaptured” and returned again the next morning, my medication was also changed !!)

On the Fourth Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

4 physios

(much more useful than the calling birds, this team of “birds” had me up on my feet only 3 days after the op)

On the Fifth Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

5 household aids

(including a trolley, perching stool, not to mention  the elbow crutches – and very useful they are too !)

On the Sixth Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

6 sturdy plates

(see 1 above. They HAD to be sturdy ! I’ll be a NIGHTMARE next time at airport security – when I’m allowed to travel !)

On the Seventh Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

28 screws

(OK as there isn’t a 28th day I had to cheat and use a multiple here.  I enquired as to whether the screws were self-tappers in best sailing fashion, although the surgeons weren’t certain, I was assured they weren’t a job lot from Screwfix Direct)

On the Eighth Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

8 bowls of soup

(there WERE 8 different flavours of soup, all excellent.  The food was actually pretty good !)

On the Ninth Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

9 nurses nursing

(total in my ward of 9 nurses, 2 shifts, 6 day & 3 night, day shift “long” (12.5hrs, or “short” (6hrs) to cover 18 patients. On one memorable day there were only 2 nurses on duty for part of the day for various reasons.  With one notable exception they were brilliant, and encouraged us all to get up and doing, while recognising when a bit of help was needed)

On the Tenth Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

10 jugs of water

(If it wasn’t water it was tea – plenty of it – drinking lots was actively encouraged although strangely “tipples” of stronger stuff smuggled in to the ward by one patient’s visitors were not !)

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to  me –

33 stitches

(yes, another numerical “cheat” ! Op scar is very impressive – it had to be big to get all these plates in !!)

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Forth Valley gave to me –

12 Mepore dressings

(very useful for keeping the scar nice and clean)

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.

 

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 27th November 2017

Notices for week beginning 27th November 2017 

 

Headlines

 

There is a change of service routine for Sunday 3rd December. There is no service at St Mary’s next Sunday. Instead there is a joint Advent Carol Service at St Andrews commencing 11.15.

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The Annual Parish meeting for St Andrews takes place before the Advent Service and starts at 10.00.

 

Saturday 2nd December

10.00 – 16.30

Aberfoyle Parish Church Christmas Bazaar at the Forth Inn annexe.

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 27th November

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Advent

Sides persons

TBA 

St Mary’s Rota

No service

 

Wednesday 29th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 21:12-19

 

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

 

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

 

17.00 at St Antony’s Balfron

Ecumenical Advent Service

 

Sunday 10th December

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 20th November 2017

Notices for week beginning  20th November 2017 

 

Headlines

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair

A sum of £1642.63 was raised. Many thanks to all involved especially Ros for organising the event.

 

Third Sunday at Three Concert series

The excellent recital on diverse instruments of the lute and guitar family performed by Gordon Ferrie was not only a concert, but an education. Many thanks to those who organised the recital and those who came to support it. The next concert to open the 2018 programme will be given by organist David Hamilton on Sunday 21st January.

 

Saturday 2nd December

10.00 – 16.30

Aberfoyle Parish Church Christmas Bazaar at the Forth Inn annexe.

We wish John Dymond a Happy Birthday!


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

The Stirling and Trafford families attending a Memorial Service for Hector this Friday at Glenalmond College.

Mary Bates

The family of the late Margaret Corrieri formerly of Callander.

Cath Adie of Callander

The staff and pupils of McLaren School coming to terms with the death in a road accident last Friday of Gregor Aitken a recent former pupil.

 

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


Week beginning 20th November

 

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Readers and sides persons

Sandra and Hilary

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Judith Poulton

Readers and sides persons:

John Dymond

Michael Forsyth

 

This week

Wednesday 22nd November

10.00 Callander

Luke 19.11-28

Sunday 26th November 2017

Christ the King

Sunday before Advent

Eternal Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

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

Ezek. 34.11-16,20-24

Eph. 1.15-end

Luke. 23:26-38

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Ezek. 34.11-16,20-24

Eph. 1.15-end

Luke. 23:26-38

Wednesday 29th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 21:12-19


Future Notices

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

 

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

 

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

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.