Linkage Bulletin for Two weeks commencing 30th October 2017

Notices for Two weeks beginning 6th and 13th November 2017 

 

Headlines

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair

Ros Grant, the organiser of the Fair writes

‘As you will all know by now, St Andrews Christmas Fair is being held on Saturday 11th November in Callander Kirk Halls from 10-2pm.
I would just like to thank everyone for their donations to date for various stalls.  We seem to struggle every year for the Tombola, Raffle and Gift Stalls, but invariably, it all comes together in the end.
This year, we will again have our usual stalls of Home Baking; Tombola; Gifts; Grand Raffle; Books; Brick-a-Brak; Chocolate Fountain; and of course be serving teas/coffees along with home baking and soup and toasties later in the morning.  We will also be joined by our local Cubs, Scouts and Guides selling the crafts they have made, along with guests renting tables selling home made continental chocolates; Calendars and place mats; knitting; and handbags, purses and candles.  Callander Chimes will be again providing background Christmas music.
As well as being St Andrews main fundraising event of the year, it is also a lovely community event.  I do hope you will encourage friends and family to come along on the day.
One of the 6 food hampers which will be included in the raffle has been sent over to St Marys for display at the back of the Church along with a book of raffle tickets.  If members of the congregation would like to purchase raffle tickets, they can be assured that all tickets sold will be entered into the main draw and will have the chance of winning any of the hampers as well as many other prizes.  The hamper and raffle tickets will be there until w/c 6th November.  Alternatively, it would be lovely to see you at the Kirk Hall on 11th November!
If anyone has bric-a-brac they wish picked up please contact Roslynn on 01877 330353 or Richard as above’

 

Poppies – Remembrance Sunday

These are now available for purchase at St Mary’s

 

Callander Kirk Guild – an invitation to the ladies of St Andrews – see below


 

This fortnight

For your prayers

 

Evelyn Nicolson, The Stirling and Trafford families

 

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


Week beginning 6th November

 

 St Andrew’s Rota

w/b 6th November

Flowers: Ros

Sides persons Sandra and Hilary  ( no readers required)

w/b 13th November

Flowers Fiona

Readers and sides persons Sandra and Hilary

 

St Mary’s Rota

w/b 6th November

Flowers: Remembrance

w/b 13th November

Judith Poulton

 

Readers and sides persons:

w/b 6th November

No service

w/b 13th November

George Willis

Julie Edmonstone

 

Wednesday 8th November 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 14.25-33

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

See above

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November

St Mary’s

Joint service at the Kirk commencing with an Act of Remembrance at the cenotaph at 10.50, followed by a service at Aberfoyle Kirk. There will be no service at St Mary’s that day.

St Andrews

10.00 A short non-eucharistic Remembrance Service

10.50 Town Service at Callander Kirk, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the Town Cenotaph.     

 

10.00 Wednesday 15th November

Midweek Service at St Andrews

 

14.00 Thursday 16th November

Callander Kirk Guild

The Guild invites St Andrew’s ladies to its Guest Afternoon. The speaker will be Barbara Porter of the HELP charity. The aim of the charity is to assist village schools raise standards of education to allow the poorest children a chance to go to school and college.

 

Sunday 19th November

The Second Sunday before Advent

Collect

Heavenly Father,
whose blessed Son was revealed
to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory
we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Matt. 25.14-30

 

10.00 Callander

Zeph. 1.7,12-end

1.Thess. 5.1-11

Matt. 25.14-30

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Zeph. 1.7,12-end

1.Thess. 5.1-11

Matt. 25.14-30

 

 

 

15.00 Sunday 19th November

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Gordon Ferries will perform a concert of lute and guitar music. Entry by donation

 

Wednesday 22nd November

10.00 Callander

Luke 19.11-28

Future Notices

 

 

The Linkage Advent Carol Service Sunday 3rd December

A word of explanation about this service, which is being held for the first time this year. The service doesn’t replace the two Christmas Carol services, which will be held in both churches on the 17th December.

 

It is hard for the Church during December not to be swept along by the busyness and anticipation of Christmas like everyone else. What with this and Annual Meetings, December passes with hardly a thought for the watching and waiting for the coming of the King to his kingdom which is the meaning of Advent. It is hoped therefore that this service of readings and advent hymns will provide some meaning to the beginning of the season, as well as allowing the Linkage congregations an opportunity to worship together.

 

Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Linkage Advent Carol service (see above) 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.

 

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.

 

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 30th October 2017

Notices for week beginning 30th October 2017 

 

Headlines

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair

Ros Grant, the organiser of the Fair writes

‘As you will all know by now, St Andrews Christmas Fair is being held on Saturday 11th November in Callander Kirk Halls from 10-2pm.
I would just like to thank everyone for their donations to date for various stalls.  We seem to struggle every year for the Tombola, Raffle and Gift Stalls, but invariably, it all comes together in the end.
This year, we will again have our usual stalls of Home Baking; Tombola; Gifts; Grand Raffle; Books; Brick-a-Brak; Chocolate Fountain; and of course be serving teas/coffees along with home baking and soup and toasties later in the morning.  We will also be joined by our local Cubs, Scouts and Guides selling the crafts they have made, along with guests renting tables selling home made continental chocolates; Calendars and place mats; knitting; and handbags, purses and candles.  Callander Chimes will be again providing background Christmas music.
As well as being St Andrews main fundraising event of the year, it is also a lovely community event.  I do hope you will encourage friends and family to come along on the day.
One of the 6 food hampers which will be included in the raffle has been sent over to St Marys for display at the back of the Church along with a book of raffle tickets.  If members of the congregation would like to purchase raffle tickets, they can be assured that all tickets sold will be entered into the main draw and will have the chance of winning any of the hampers as well as many other prizes.  The hamper and raffle tickets will be there until w/c 6th November.  Alternatively, it would be lovely to see you at the Kirk Hall on 11th November!
If anyone has bric-a-brac they wish picked up please contact Roslynn on 01877 330353 or Richard as above’

 

Poppies – Remembrance Sunday

These are now available for purchase at St Mary’s

 

Callander Kirk Guild – an invitation to the ladies of St Andrews – see below


This week

For your prayers

 

Evelyn Nicolson

 

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

 

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ros

Readers and sides persons:

Sandra and Hilary

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Gill Brown

Readers and sides persons:

Elizabeth and Christopher Roads

Wednesday 1st November Dunblane Cathedral 19.30 – 21.30

Sally Magnusson speaks at Dunblane Cathedral about effective ways to support people living with dementia.

Sally Magnusson has a significant empathy and compassion for people living with dementia. She experienced, first-hand, the impact of the condition on a loved one, her mother. Her book, ‘Where memories go: why dementia changes everything’, is a poignant story of tears and laughter, reflecting the experience of her family in supporting their Mum as she was being increasingly affected by the symptoms of dementia.

A message of the book relates to the recognition of the impact of dementia, but it also offers an insight into effective opportunities for seeking out and celebrating precious moments of joy with people living with dementia.

Please let Richard know if this meeting might be of interest.

Thursday 2nd November

St Andrew’s Rag Bag Collection

 

Sunday 5th November 2017

4th Sunday before Advent

All Saints Day (transferred from the 1st November)

All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own.

Collect

Almighty God,
you have knit together your elect
in one communion and fellowship
in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:
grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints
in all virtuous and godly living
that we may come to those inexpressible joys
that you have prepared for those who truly love you;
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

  1. Thess. 2.9-13

Matthew 5:1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Mic. 3.5-end

  1. Thess. 2.9-13

Matthew 5:1-12

Wednesday 8th November 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 14.25-33


Future Notices

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

See above

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November

St Mary’s

Joint service at the Kirk commencing with an Act of Remembrance at the cenotaph at 10.50, followed by a service at Aberfoyle Kirk. There will be no service at St Mary’s that day.

St Andrews

10.00 A short non-eucharistic Remembrance Service

10.50 Town Service at Callander Kirk, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the town cenotaph.     

 

14.00 Thursday 16th November

Callander Kirk Guild

The Guild invites St Andrew’s ladies to its Guest Afternoon. The speaker will be Barbara Porter of the HELP charity. The aim of the charity is to assist village schools raise standards of education to allow the poorest children a chance to go to school and college.

 

15.00 Sunday 19th November

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Gordon Ferries will perform a concert of lute and guitar music. Entry by donation

The Linkage Advent Carol Service Sunday 3rd December

A word of explanation about this service, which is being held for the first time this year. The service doesn’t replace the two Christmas Carol services, which will be held in both churches on the 17th December.

 

It is hard for the Church during December not to be swept along by the busyness and anticipation of Christmas like everyone else. What with this and Annual Meetings, December passes with hardly a thought for the watching and waiting for the coming of the King to his kingdom which is the meaning of Advent. It is hoped therefore that this service of readings and advent hymns will provide some meaning to the beginning of the season, as well as allowing the Linkage congregations an opportunity to worship together.

 

Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Linkage Advent Carol service (see above) 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.

 

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.

 

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 23rd October 2017

Notices for week beginning 23rd October 2017 

 

Headlines

 

Service Times Sunday 29th October

Next Sunday morning the clocks go back one hour so there is another hour in bed to be enjoyed before coming to church.

 

Road Closure Monday 23 to Friday 27 October 2017

A821 between the Rob Roy Hotel and Aberfoyle

 

Although this will not affect Sundays, the following may be of interest.

Stirling Council will be resurfacing this stretch of road on the Aberfoyle side of the roundabout.  

The closure times are:

9.00am – 10.30am
11.00am – 1.00pm
1.30pm – 3.30pm

Open periods will therefore be:

before 9am, 10.30-11am, 1-1.30pm and after 3.30pm.


St Mary’s Fundraising

Our thanks to the Forth Inn Aberfoyle which kindly organised a fund-raising event for us, making a sum of £50.00.

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair

Ros Grant, the organiser of the Fair writes

‘As you will all know by now, St Andrews Christmas Fair is being held on Saturday 11th November in Callander Kirk Halls from 10-2pm.
I would just like to thank everyone for their donations to date for various stalls.  We seem to struggle every year for the Tombola, Raffle and Gift Stalls, but invariably, it all comes together in the end.
This year, we will again have our usual stalls of Home Baking; Tombola; Gifts; Grand Raffle; Books; Brick-a-Brak; Chocolate Fountain; and of course be serving teas/coffees along with home baking and soup and toasties later in the morning.  We will also be joined by our local Cubs, Scouts and Guides selling the crafts they have made, along with guests renting tables selling home made continental chocolates; Calendars and place mats; knitting; and handbags, purses and candles.  Callander Chimes will be again providing background Christmas music.
As well as being St Andrews main fundraising event of the year, it is also a lovely community event.  I do hope you will encourage friends and family to come along on the day.
One of the 6 food hampers which will be included in the raffle has been sent over to St Marys for display at the back of the Church along with a book of raffle tickets.  If members of the congregation would like to purchase raffle tickets, they can be assured that all tickets sold will be entered into the main draw and will have the chance of winning any of the hampers as well as many other prizes.  The hamper and raffle tickets will be there until w/c 6th November.  Alternatively, it would be lovely to see you at the Kirk Hall on 11th November!
If anyone has bric-a-brac they wish picked up please contact Roslynn on 01877 330353 or Richard as above’

 

St Andrew’s Rag Bag Collection

The next collection is due to beheld on Thursday 2nd November. Al Forrester is our contact.

 

Wednesday 1st November Dunblane Cathedral 19.30 – 21.30

Sally Magnusson speaks at Dunblane Cathedral about effective ways to support people living with dementia.

Sally Magnusson has a significant empathy and compassion for people living with dementia. She experienced, first-hand, the impact of the condition on a loved one, her mother. Her book, ‘Where memories go: why dementia changes everything’, is a poignant story of tears and laughter, reflecting the experience of her family in supporting their Mum as she was being increasingly affected by the symptoms of dementia.

A significant message of the book relates to the recognition of the impact of dementia, but it also offers an insight into effective opportunities for seeking out and celebrating precious moments of joy with people living with dementia.

Please let Richard know if this meeting might be of interest.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The next concert takes place on Sunday 19th November where Gordon Ferries will perform a concert of lute and guitar music. Entry by donation

The Linkage Advent Carol Service Sunday 3rd December

A word of explanation about this service, which is being held for the first time this year. The service doesn’t replace the two Christmas Carol services, which will be held in both churches on the 17th December.

 

It is hard for the Church during December not to be swept along by the busyness and anticipation of Christmas like everyone else. What with this and Annual Meetings, December passes with hardly a thought for the watching and waiting for the coming of the King to his kingdom which is the meaning of Advent. It is hoped therefore that this service of readings and advent hymns will provide some meaning to the beginning of the season, as well as allowing the Linkage congregations an opportunity to worship together.

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

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


This week

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ros

Readers and sides persons:

Peter

Amanda

Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Gill Brown

Readers and sides persons:

James Stirling

Melanie Grosse

 

Wednesday 25th October 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 12.39-48

 

Sunday 29th October

Trinity 20

Dedication Festival

Almighty God,
to whose glory we celebrate the dedication
of this house of prayer:
we praise you for the many blessings
you have given to those who worship you here:
and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you,
and, being filled with the Holy Spirit,
may become a living temple acceptable to you;
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

Neh. 8.1-4a,8-12

Col. 3.12-17

Matthew 21:12-16

11.15 Aberfoyle

Neh. 8.1-4a, 8-12

Col. 3.12-17

Matthew 21:12-16

 

 

Wednesday 1st November 2017

10.00 Callander

Matt. 5.1-12

11.30 Killearn

Matt. 5.1-12


Future Notices

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

See above

Remembrance Sunday 12th November

St Mary’s

Joint service at the Kirk commencing with an Act of Remembrance at the cenotaph at 10.50, followed by a service at Aberfoyle Kirk. There will be no service at St Mary’s that day.

St Andrews

10.00 A short non-eucharistic Remembrance Service

10.50 Town Service at Callander Kirk, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the town cenotaph.     

 

Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Linkage Advent Carol service (see above) 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Notices for week beginning 16th October 2017 

 

Headlines

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair

Boxes to receive donations to various stalls are now at the back of church. Thank you to those who have donated so far.

 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The concert held yesterday and performed by Alison McNeil and Sasha Savaloni proved a success and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all concerned. As always, our many thanks to those who put so much time and effort to make these events possible.

 

The next concert takes place on Sunday 19th November where Gordon Ferries will perform a concert of lute and guitar music. Entry by donation.

 

The Concert Team are always considering new ways to advertise the
concert series. Earlier this summer they started to have flyers printed
for each concert. These can be left in suitable locations – libraries,
filling stations, medical centres, post offices for people to pick up,
or handed to friends and acquaintances. The minimum order for these is
500, and the organisers have been trying to distribute them, but their
reach is necessarily local to Aberfoyle, and many of the 500 copies are
wasted. So the organisers are asking for volunteers from the
congregation to help them reach further: could you help please? Christopher Roads or Richard will be pleased to hear from you. Thank you to those who have already volunteered.

 

St Andrew’s Rag Bag Collection

The next collection is due to beheld on Thursday 2nd November. Al Forrester is our contact.

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson, Betty Wilson and her family

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


This week

 

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Amanda

Readers and sides persons:

Peter

Amanda

Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Gill Brown

Readers and sides persons:

Mark Seymour

Kate Joynson

 

Wednesday 18th October 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 10.1-9

 

Sunday 22nd October

Trinity 19

Luke the Evangelist

Almighty God,
you called Luke the physician,
whose praise is in the gospel,
to be an evangelist and physician of the soul:
by the grace of the Spirit
and through the wholesome medicine of the gospel,
give your Church the same love and power to heal;
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 forever.


Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Isa. 45.1-7

1.Thess. 1.1-10

Luke 11:42-46

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 45.1-7

1.Thess. 1.1-10

Luke 11:42-46

Wednesday 25th October 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 12.39-48


Future Notices

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November

St Mary’s

Joint service at the Kirk commencing with an Act of Remembrance at the cenotaph at 10.50, followed by a service at Aberfoyle Kirk. There will be no service at St Mary’s that day.

St Andrews

10.00 A short non-eucharistic Remembrance Service

10.50 Town Service at Callander Kirk, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the town cenotaph.     

 

Sunday 3rd December advent

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

 

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.

 

 

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 9th October 2017

Notices for week beginning  9th October 2017 

 

Headlines

Harvest Festivals

These took place yesterday. Special thanks is due to those who spent time and effort decorating both churches and those who contributed gifts to charity

 

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair

Boxes to receive donations to various stalls are now at the back of church. Thank you to those who have donated so far.

 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The next concert will take place at 15.00 on Sunday 15th October and given by Alison McNeil and Sasha Savaloni. This is a concert for voice and guitar featuring songs from Spain, France and Scotland. Entry by donation.

 

The Concert Team are always considering new ways to advertise the
concert series. Earlier this summer they started to have flyers printed
for each concert. These can be left in suitable locations – libraries,
filling stations, medical centres, post offices for people to pick up,
or handed to friends and acquaintances. The minimum order for these is
500, and the organisers have been trying to distribute them, but their
reach is necessarily local to Aberfoyle, and many of the 500 copies are
wasted. So the organisers are asking for volunteers from the
congregation to help them reach further: could you help please? Christopher Roads or Richard will be pleased to hear from you.

 

St Andrew’s Rag Bag Collection

The next collection is due to beheld on Thursday 2nd November. Al Forrester is our contact.

 


For your prayers

 

Evelyn Nicolson, Betty Wilson and her family

 

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner


This week

 

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Amanda

Readers and sides persons:

Peter

Amanda

Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Harvest Greenery

Readers and sides persons:

David Miller

Marie Thompson

 

Tuesday 10th October

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie

 

Wednesday 11th October

No midweek service

 

Friday 13th October

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

Saturday 14th October

Robert Scott writes:

The next meeting of The Callander Filling Station will be on Saturday 14th October from 6.30 – 8.30pm in the Deli Ecosse, Ancaster Square, Callander, FK17 8ED

Our speaker for the evening will be Ruth Jack who is no stranger to Callander. Up until a couple of years ago, Ruth and her husband Duncan and their family lived in Callander for a number of years. Ruth returns to Callander with her MAF hat on and will be giving us an update about the incredible work done by Mission Aviation Fellowship.

 

Sunday 15th October

 Trinity 18

 

Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
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

Matt. 22.1-14

 

10.00 Callander

Isa. 25.1-9

Phil. 4.1-9

Matt. 22.1-14

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 25.1-9

Phil. 4.1-9

Matt. 22.1-14

15.oo St Mary’s Concert (see above)

 

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Luke the Evangelist

10.00 Callander

Luke 10.1-9


Future Notices

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November 

 

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

 

Sunday 17th December

Carol Service Sunday – details 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.

Harvest Festival 8th October 2017

Wonderful Autumn Colours

The Church looked wonderful on Sunday for our Harvest Festival

 

With thanks to all who made the Church look so lovely

 

Produce was sent after the service to Start Up Stirling in order to support their good work

   

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 2nd October 2017

Notices for week beginning  2nd October 2017 

 

 Headlines

 

The Harvest Supper and Quiz

Thank you to all who came to the pre-Harvest Supper and especially to those who provided and organised the meal.

 

Ronnie Wilson RIP

The funeral will take place at 12.15 at Falkirk Crematorium this Tuesday 3rd October

 

Harvest Festivals

These will take place next Sunday

 

Donations to Harvest Festival Services

Donations of tinned or dried foods will be appreciated. There is regrettably no use for perishable food due to difficulties of storage and distribution.

 

Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs.

 

This episode will appear on Monday Oct 9th at 19.00pm on BBC1 Scotland and will be of interest as it features this area.

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair

 

Boxes to receive donations to various stalls are now at the back of church. Thank you to those who have donated so far.

 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The next concert will take place at 15.00 on Sunday 15th October and given by Alison McNeil and Sasha Savaloni. This is a concert for voice and guitar featuring songs from Spain, France and Scotland. Entry by donation.

 

The Concert Team are always considering new ways to advertise the
concert series. Earlier this summer they started to have flyers printed
for each concert. These can be left in suitable locations – libraries,
filling stations, medical centres, post offices for people to pick up,
or handed to friends and acquaintances. The minimum order for these is
500, and the organisers have been trying to distribute them, but their
reach is necessarily local to Aberfoyle, and many of the 500 copies are
wasted. So the organisers are asking for volunteers from the
congregation to help them reach further: could you help please? Christopher Roads or Richard will be pleased to hear from you.


For your prayers

 

Evelyn Nicolson, Betty Wilson and her family

 

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner


This week

 

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Harvest

Readers and sides persons:

Peter

Amanda

Fiona

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Harvest

Readers and sides persons:

Jonny North

John Dymond

 

 

Wednesday 4th October 2017

St Francis of Assisi

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.57-end

11.15 Killearn

Luke 9.57-end

Wednesday 4th October

19.30 Lochard History Group meets

Keith Wilson: Sadness and Joy: two Callander tales.

 

 

Sunday 8th October

Harvest Festivals Sunday

Services & Readings

Creator God,

you made the goodness of the land,

the riches of the sea

and the rhythm of the seasons;

as we thank you for the harvest,

may we cherish and respect

this planet and its peoples,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

10.00 Callander

Isa. 5.1-7

Phil. 3.4b-14

Matt. 6:24-end

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 5.1-7

Phil. 3.4b-14

Matt. 6:24-end

 

Tuesday 10th October

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie

 

 

Wednesday 11th October

No midweek service

 

Friday 13th October

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets


 Future Notices

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November 

 

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

 

Sunday 17th December

Carol Service Sunday – details 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

Notices for week beginning  25th September 2017 

 

Headlines

 

The Harvest Supper and Quiz

for both parishes will be held at St Andrews Callander this Friday 29th September commencing 19.30.

 

Please let Fiona Gibson (fionagibson20@btinternet.com if you still wish to come.  Please supply your own plate and cutlery!

 

Ronnie Wilson RIP

Ronnie Wilson was a postman in Aberfoyle who retired to Callander. He died peacefully on the 24th September. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty and the family

 

Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs.

This episode will appear on Monday Oct 9th at 19.30pm on BBC1 Scotland and will be of interest as it features Aberfoyle


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson recovering from illness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner


This week

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Hilary

Readers and sides persons:

tba

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Judith Poulton

Readers and sides persons:

Robin and John Willis

  

Wednesday 27th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.1-6

Friday 29th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at Callander (see above)

also

Friday 29th September

Clare Cushing of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron writes

 

‘The Balfron Community Choir , (which originally  grew  from  the  church  choir  in Balfron  Church)  are coming to perform at St. Anthony’s. Although this is not an official ecumenical event, I thought it might be nice if everyone who has a link with St. Anthony’s or  a link through the churches in Balfron area felt welcome to come along to the concert.

The concert will start at 7:30 and will contain a variety of repertoire to suit everyone, from Mozart  to les Mis and  lots in between !

Tickets are  £4 and £2 and can be purchased from Balfron Library, Mac Farlanes  (Hardware) in Balfron, or from me  on 07726941407’

 

19.00 Saturday 30th September

Music for a While A musical delight for voice and harpsichord/organ Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano Alistair Warwick harpsichord / organ Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Schütz Bringt her dem Herren Ich will den Herren loben allezeit John Clerk Dic mihi saever puer Purcell Hark! How all things Evening Hymn Music for a While Dido’s Lament (Dido and Aeneas) Händel Mi lusingar il dolce afetto (Alcina) Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Dopo notte (Ariodante) Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church Albert Road, Stirling More details: www.holytrinitystirling.org/music.htm musicinstirling.org

 

Sunday 1st October 2017

Trinity 16

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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

Phil. 2.1-13

Matt. 21.28-32

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Ezek. 18.1-4,25-end

Phil. 2.1-13

Matt. 21.28-32

 

Wednesday 4th October 2017

St Francis of Assisi

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.57-end

11.15 Killearn

Luke 9.57-end


Future Notices

Harvest Festivals: Sunday 8th October

 

Friday 13th October

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November 

 

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

 

Sunday 17th December

Carol Service Sunday – details 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 Bulleting for week commencing 18th September 2017

St Mary’s Aberfoyle &St Andrew’s Callander

‘The Linkage’

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Richard Grosse Rector

07759497826

 

Notices for week beginning

18th September 2017 

 

 

Headlines

Dunblane Area Council

 

The next meeting of Area Council takes place on this coming Tuesday 19th September starting at 19.30 at St Saviours Church Bridge of Allan FK9 4AY.  The meeting will comprise a presentation by members of Place for Hope, a highly regarded dispute resolution group that has worked together with charges in our diocese and many other groups to move forward from dissension to resolution. This should be an interesting evening and we hope as many as possible will attend.

 

 

The Harvest Supper and Quiz

 

for both parishes will be held at St Andrews Callander on Friday 29th September commencing 19.30.

 

Could you please let Fiona Gibson (fionagibson20@btinternet.com or 01877 331926) as soon as possible whether you are likely to attend and what you might be able to bring. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. This is quiche, cold meat, a salad, a pudding, wine or a soft drink. Paper copies of this notice can be found in both churches should you prefer.  Please supply your own plate and cutlery!


For your prayers

Margie Stephen, Alastair Gardner and Evelyn Nicolson recovering from illness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election

 


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ailsa

Readers and sides persons:

Ros and Roger

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Julie Edmonstone

Readers and sides persons:

Judith and Christopher Poulton

 

This week

 

Tuesday 19th September

19.30 Dunblane Area Council (see above)

Wednesday 20th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 7.31-35

Sunday 24th September 2017

Trinity 15

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
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

Jonah 3.10-4.end

Phil. 1.21-end

Matt.20.1-16

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jonah 3.10-4.end

Phil. 1.21-end

Matt.20.1-16

 

Wednesday 27th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.1-6


 

Future events

 

Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander (see above)

 

Friday 29th September at St Anthony’s – Balfron

Clare Cushing of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron writes

 

‘The Balfron Community Choir , (which originally  grew  from  the  church  choir  in Balfron  Church)  are coming to perform at St. Anthony’s. Although this is not an official ecumenical event, I thought it might be nice if everyone who has a link with St. Anthony’s or  a link through the churches in Balfron area felt welcome to come along to the concert.

The concert will start at 7:30 and will contain a variety of repertoire to suit everyone, from Mozart  to les Mis and  lots in between !

Tickets are  £4 and £2 and can be purchased from Balfron Library, Mac Farlanes  (Hardware) in Balfron, or from me  on 07726941407’

 

19.00 Saturday 30th September at Holy Trinity – Stirling

Music for a While A musical delight for voice and harpsichord/organ Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano Alistair Warwick harpsichord / organ Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Schütz Bringt her dem Herren Ich will den Herren loben allezeit John Clerk Dic mihi saever puer Purcell Hark! How all things Evening Hymn Music for a While Dido’s Lament (Dido and Aeneas) Händel Mi lusingar il dolce afetto (Alcina) Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Dopo notte (Ariodante) Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church Albert Road, Stirling More details: www.holytrinitystirling.org/music.htm musicinstirling.org

 

Harvest Festivals: Sunday 8th October

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Remembrance Sunday 12th November 

 

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

 

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 11th September 2017

Notices for week beginning 11th September 2017 

 

Headlines

 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

15.00 Sunday 17th September

Alastair Savage and Friends

Scottish fiddle music old and new

Entry by donation.

 

Harvest Supper

 

We are planning to hold a Harvest Supper and Quiz for both parishes  at St Andrews on Friday 29th September.

 

Could you please let Fiona Gibson (fionagibson20@btinternet.com or 01877 331926) as soon as possible whether you are likely to attend and what you might be able to bring. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. This is quiche, cold meat, a salad, a pudding, wine or a soft drink. Paper copies of this notice can be found in both churches should you prefer.  Closing date for notification Friday 22nd September, please.

 

 

The Chesney Trust

Many members of our congregation will recall Janet Chesney and her remarkable work in Malawi.  Dr John Dymond, a member of St Mary’s, is heavily involved with the trust in Scotland and has kindly provided this update of news.

‘The builders have been busy at our girls’ boarding school in Engcongolweni, Malawi, as they complete the head mistress’s house plus a small teacher’s house so that eight of the ten staff can now be housed on campus, in time for the start of the new school year.  They will then move on to finish the physics and biology laboratories, for which we have the funding.  Our kitchen/dining hall building was constructed this year and we just await the result of an application for a grant to fit out the kitchen. Janet Chesney still lives in Mzuzu and oversees the project, now in its twelfth year.

The school roll remains at 160, with forty girls in each of the four forms.  We were delighted to learn that 11 of those who finished school in 2015 will be taking up places at universities in Malawi this month, and we look forward to hearing the results within a few weeks of the Form 4 girls who sat the Malawi School Certificate examination this summer.  Last November, the school choir took first place, out of 11, in a competition for northern region schools.

We are extremely grateful to Vestry for the donations made over the years, and for the support of the two congregations’.


For your prayers

 

Margie Stephen, Alastair Gardner and Evelyn Nicolson recovering from illness

 

For Janet Chesney and all who support her work

 

Christine Ffinch and her family mourning the recent death of her daughter-in-law.

 

Those away and those visiting the area on holiday

 

 

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election

 


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ailsa

Readers and sides persons:

Ros and Roger

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Susan Forsyth

Readers and sides persons:

Michael Forsyth and Jonny North

 


This week

 

Tuesday 12th September

17.00 Fellowship Group meets

19.30 Callander Vestry meets

 

Wednesday 13th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 6.20-26

 

Sunday 17th September

The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
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

Matt. 18.21-35

 

10.00 Callander

Psalm 103.1-13

Gen. 50.15-21

Rom. 14.1-12

Matt. 18.21-35

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 50.15-21

Rom. 14.1-12

Matt. 18.21-35

 

 

Wednesday 20th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 7.31-35


Future events

 

Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander (see above)

 

Friday 29th September

Clare Cushing of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron writes

 

‘The Balfron Community Choir , (which originally  grew  from  the  church  choir  in Balfron  Church)  are coming to perform at St. Anthony’s. Although this is not an official ecumenical event, I thought it might be nice if everyone who has a link with St. Anthony’s or  a link through the churches in Balfron area felt welcome to come along to the concert.

The concert will start at 7:30 and will contain a variety of repertoire to suit everyone, from Mozart  to les Mis and  lots in between !

Tickets are  £4 and £2 and can be purchased from Balfron Library, Mac Farlanes  (Hardware) in Balfron, or from me  on 07726941407’

 

19.00 Saturday 30th September

Music for a While A musical delight for voice and harpsichord/organ Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano Alistair Warwick harpsichord / organ Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Schütz Bringt her dem Herren Ich will den Herren loben allezeit John Clerk Dic mihi saever puer Purcell Hark! How all things Evening Hymn Music for a While Dido’s Lament (Dido and Aeneas) Händel Mi lusingar il dolce afetto (Alcina) Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Dopo notte (Ariodante) Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church Albert Road, Stirling More details: www.holytrinitystirling.org/music.htm musicinstirling.org

 

 

St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November

 

Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting

 

Sunday 10th December

Following the morning service: Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting

 

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.