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.

 

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 

 

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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.

 

 

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Notices for week beginning  9th October 2017 

 

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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