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Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 11th February 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 11th February 2019

Headlines

Sunday 17th February

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Kevin Duggan and Ines Zimmerman

Recorder and organ – Telemann, Muffat, J.S. Bach, Quantz and Kirnberger

St Andrew’s World Day of Prayer Friday 1st March

See below: Sandra requires four volunteer readers for the service. Please contact Sandra direct if you are willing, please


This week

Rotas

Callander

Christine and Sandra

Aberfoyle

Judith and Christopher Poulton

This week

Tuesday 12th February

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 13th February

No midweek service

 

Sunday 17th February

3rd Sunday before Lent

Collect

Almighty God,

who alone can bring order

to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:

give your people grace

so to love what you command

and to desire what you promise,

that, among the many changes of this world,

our hearts may surely there be fixed

where true joys are to be found;

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

Luke 6.17-26

10.00 Callander

Jer. 17.5-10

1.Cor.15.12-20

Luke 6.17-26

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 17.5-10

1.Cor.15.12-20

Luke 6.17-26

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

14.00 Friday 1st March

St Mary’s

World Day of Prayer at Buchlyvie C of S Church

Theme ‘Come – Everything is ready’

All welcome

St Andrew’s

14.00 Callander Kirk Hall


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 4th February 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 4th February 2019

Headlines

This week

Rotas

Callander

Christine and Sandra

Aberfoyle

Jonny North

Jamie Parker

This week

Wednesday 6th February

10.00 Callander Midweek, but at Elizabeth and John Fountain’s house 28 Murdiston Avenue Callander – all welcome

Mark 6.1-6

11.30 Killearn

Mark 6.1-6

Sunday 10th February

Epiphany 5

4th Sunday before Lent

Collect

O God,

you know us to be set

in the midst of so many and great dangers,

that by reason of the frailty of our nature

we cannot always stand upright:

grant to us such strength and protection

as may support us in all dangers

and carry us through all temptations;

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

Isa. 6.1-8

1.Cor. 15.1-11

Luke 5.1-11

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 6.1-8

1.Cor. 15.1-11

Luke 5.1-11

Tuesday 12th February

17.00 Fellowship Group –  Croftamie

Wednesday 13th February

10.00 Callander venue TBA

Mark 7.14-23


Future Notices

Sunday 17th February

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Kevin Duggan an Ines Zimmerman

Recorder and organ – Telemann, Muffat, J.S. Bach, Quantz and Kirnberger

14.00 Friday 1st March

St Mary’s

World Day of Prayer at Buchlyvie C of S Church

Theme ‘Come – Everything is ready’

All welcome

St Andrew’s

Details TBA


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 28th January 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 28th January 2019

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14.00 Friday 1st March

World Day of Prayer at Buchlyvie C of S Church

Theme ‘Come – Everything is ready’

 All welcome

This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

Elizabeth and Christopher Roads

This week

Wednesday 30th January

10.00 Callander but at Elizabeth and John Fountain’s house at 28 Murdiston Avenue Callander – all welcome

Mark 4.1-20

Sunday 3rd February

Epiphany 4

5th Sunday before Lent

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Candlemas

Collect

Almighty and ever-living God,

we humbly beseech thy majesty,

that, as thy only-begotten Son

was this day presented in the Temple,

in substance of our flesh,

so we may be presented unto thee

with pure and clean hearts,

by thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

BCP

1.Cor.13

Luke 2.22-40

11.15 Aberfoyle

Ezek. 43.27-44,4

1.Cor.13

Luke 2.22-40

Wednesday 6th February

10.00 Callander (venue tba)

Mark 6.1-6

11.30 Killearn

Mark 6.1-6

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 14th January 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 14th January 2019

Headlines

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Sunday 20th January

Les Trois Blondes

A tour through Parisian café culture


This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

Robin Willis

John Willis

Tuesday 15th January

12.00 Doune Roman Catholic Church

Requiem Mass (Funeral) for Father Jim McCruden

Wednesday 16th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1.29-39

Friday 18th January

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry Meeting

Sunday 20th January

Epiphany 2

Collect

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 Balfon

John 2.1-11

10.00 Callander

Isa.62.1-5

1.Cor. 12.1-11

John 2.1-11

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa.62.1-5

1.Cor. 12.1-11

John 2.1-11

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert series (see above)

Monday 20th January to Wednesday 22nd January

Clergy Conference. Richard absent but contactable as above.

Wednesday 22nd January

No midweek service at Callander


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 7th January 2019

Notices for the week beginning 7th January 2019

Headlines

Father Jim McCruden RIP

Father Jim, the Roman Catholic Priest at St Joseph’s Callander died last week having bravely fought a long-illness. A genial presence in the town and a good friend to St Andrews Church, he will be sorely missed. Our prayers particularly for the congregation at St Joseph’s. May he rest in God’s peace.

Twelfth night chores

Many thanks to the teams from both parishes who in the last week have cleared away Christmas trees and decorations: much appreciated.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Sunday 20th January

Les Trois Blondes

A tour through Parisian café culture


This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

Kate Joynson

Melanie Grosse

Wednesday 9th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 6.52-54

Sunday 13th January

Epiphany 1

Collect

Eternal Father,

who at the baptism of Jesus

revealed him to be your Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,

that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;

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

Isa.43.1-7

Acts 8. 14-17

Luke 3.15-17,21-22

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa.43.1-7

Acts 8. 14-17

Luke 3.15-17,21-22

Wednesday 16th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1.29-39


Friday 18th January

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets.  The Agenda has now been circulated

Monday 21st January to Wednesday 23rd January

Diocesan Clergy Conference. Richard attending but contactable as above.

Future Notices

Sunday 17th February

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Kevin Duggan and Ines Zimmerman

Music for recorder and organ


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 31st December 108

Notices for the week beginning 31st December 2018

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A very Happy New Year to all

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

No weekday services at Callander or Killearn today.

This week

Rotas

Callander

Hilary Gunkel

Ros Grant

Aberfoyle

James Stirling

George Willis

Sunday 6th January

Epiphany

Collect

O God,

who by the leading of a star

manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:

mercifully grant that we,

who know you now by faith,

may at last behold your glory face to face;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

BCP

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 60.1-6

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-12

Tuesday 8th January

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 9th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 6.52-54


Our campaign to assist Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday. Thank you to all who contribute.

Tinned meat/fish/veg/beans, soup/fruit

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

 

 

Linkage Bulletin for the weeks beginning 17th December 2018 until Sunday 30th December

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

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Carol Service Sunday 16th December

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

Christmas Rotas

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

This week

Wednesday 19th December

10.00 Callander

Luke 1. 5-25

Sunday 23rd December

The fourth Sunday of Advent

Collect:

God our redeemer,

who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

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

so we may be ready to greet him

when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

St Andrews 10.00 Holy Communion (said BCP)

Gospel: Luke 1:39-45

St Mary’s 11.15 Holy Communion (said BCP)

Gospel: Luke 1:39-45

Monday 24th December

Christmas Eve

Collect

Almighty God,

you make us glad with the yearly remembrance

of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:

grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer,

so we may with sure confidence behold him

when he shall come to be our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

St Mary’s

11.30 Midnight Service

2Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11

Acts 13:16-26

Luke 1:67-69

Tuesday 25th December

Christmas Day

Collect

Almighty God,

you have given us your only-begotten Son

to take our nature upon him

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

grant that we, who have been born again

and made your children by adoption and grace,

may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever

8.00 Holy Communion Balfron

Gospel: Luke 2:1-14

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Gospel: Luke 2:1-14

11.15 Family Communion Aberfoyle.

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Gospel: Luke 2:1-14

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

Wednesday 26th December

No midweek at St Andrews.

Sunday 30th December

The first Sunday of Christmas

Collect

Almighty God, who wonderfully created us in your own image

and yet more wonderfully restored us

through your Son Jesus Christ:

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

so we may share the life of his divinity;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever

10.00 Callander

1Sam 2:18-20,26

Colossians 3:12-17

Luke 2:41-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

1Sam 2:18-20,26

Colossians 3:12-17

Luke 2:41-end


Our campaign to assist Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday. Thank you to all who contribute.

Tinned meat/fish/veg/beans, soup/fruit

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 3rd December 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 3rd December 2018 

Rotas

Callander

Joan and Luna

 

Aberfoyle

Elizabeth/Christopher Roads – Mark Seymour

Wednesday 5th Dec

10.00 Callander

Matt.15.29-37

11.30  Killearn

Matt.15.29-37

Sunday 9th December

Advent 2

Collect

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power

and come among us,

and with great might succour us;

that whereas, through our sins and wickedness

we are grievously hindered

in running the race that is set before us,

your bountiful grace and mercy

may speedily help and deliver us;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honour and glory, now and for ever.

 

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Mal.3.1-4

Phil.1.3-11

Luke 3.1-6

11.15 Aberfoyle

Mal.3.1-4

Phil.1.3-11

Luke 3.1-6

Followed by the Annual Parish Meeting

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

The resolution set before the meeting will be as follows:

Do you accept the offer of a new hymnbook?


Strathendrick Singers Christmas Concerts

Sunday 9th December 7.00pm  Gartmore Village Hall

Friday 14th December 7.30pm   Killearn Kirk,

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

Festive refreshments will be served at the interval.

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

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

Tuesday 11th December

17.00  Croftamie – Fellowship Group has been cancelled

Wednesday 12th December

10.00 Callander

Matt. 11.28-end

Friday 14th December

Strathendrick Singers Christmas Concert (see above)

 

Future Notices:

Sunday 16th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please note a change to the usual service pattern.

St Andrews

10.00 Holy Communion said BCP

There will be no morning service at St Mary’s

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

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

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

01360 441007 or via email: musicstmary@btinternet.com

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service.


Our campaign to assist Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday. Thank you to all who contribute.

Tinned meat/fish/veg/beans, soup/fruit

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods –  good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

Linkage Bulletin for THREE weeks commencing 12th November 2018

Notices for three weeks beginning 12th November

 

Headlines 

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair held on the 10th November raised a sum in excess of £1400.00.  Thanks to all who organised and supported the day.

 

St Mary’s Carol Service Choirs

Sunday 16th December

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

Mary-Clare is hoping to form a Children’s choir for the Carol Service with rehearsals taking place at 16.00 at St Mary’s every week from Sunday 28th October.

We are also looking, as usual, for anyone else to take part in a scratch choir for the Carol Service. There will be a rehearsal on Saturday 15th December (time tbc) and another short rehearsal before the service on Sunday 16th December. 

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

01360 441007 or via email: musicstmary@btinternet.com

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The next will be held on Sunday 16th November with the visit of the St Petersburg Resurrection Choir.


 This week

Wednesday 14th November

10.00 Midweek service at St Andrews

14.00 Thursday 15th November

St Andrews

Callander Kirk Guild Open Meeting

 

The Guild have invited members of Callander congregation to this meeting. The speaker will be Doug Scott from Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. Please inform Sandra if you wish to attend.

 

Sunday 18th November

The Second Sunday before Advent

Queen Margaret of Scotland 

God the ruler of all

Who called your servant Margaret to an earthly throne

And gave her zeal for your church and love for your people

That she might advance your Heavenly Kingdom:

Mercifully grant that we who commemorate her example

May be fruitful in good works

And attain to the glorious crown of your Saints

Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord

Amen

 

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Matthew 25:34-end

10.00 Callander

Daniel 12.1-3

Heb. 10.11-14, 19-25

Matthew 25:34-end

  

11.15 Aberfoyle

Daniel 12.1-3

Heb. 10.11-14, 19-25

Matthew 25:34-end

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The St Petersburg Resurrection Choir

 

Wednesday 21st November 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 19.11-28


Sunday 25th November 2018

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

Dan. 7.9-10,13-14

Rev. 1.4b-8

John 18.33-37

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Dan. 7.9-10,13-14

Rev. 1.4b-8

John 18.33-37

 

 

Wednesday 28th November 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 21.12-19

 


Sunday 2nd December

Advent Sunday

Almighty God,

give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day,

when he shall come again in his glorious majesty

to judge the living and the dead,

we may rise to the life immortal;

through him who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting. Notice of AOCB to be presented in writing to the Rector or secretary no less than seven days before the day of the meeting

 

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrew’s

Readers and readings already notified.

No service at St Marys that day

 

Sunday 9th December

St Mary’s following the 11.15 morning service-Annual Parish Meeting. Notice of AOCB to be presented in writing to the Rector or secretary no less than seven days before the day of the meeting


FUTURE EVENTS

 

Strathendrick Singers Christmas Concerts

 

Sunday 9th December 7.00pm  Gartmore Village Hall

Friday 14th December 7.30pm   Killearn Kirk,

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

Festive refreshments will be served at the interval. 

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

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

 

Sunday 16th December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

18.30 St Andrews Town Carol Service.

Friday 21st December

11.30 at St Mary’s

Aberfoyle School Carol Service

 


Our campaign to assist Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday. Thank you to all who contribute.

Tinned meat/fish/veg/beans, soup/fruit

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 22nd October 2018

Notices for the week beginning 22nd October

Headlines

The clocks move back one hour this coming weekend.

 

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair

10.00 Saturday 10th November at Callander Kirk Hall

We are seeking donations of tombola and raffle prizes and there is a box at the back of church for that purpose. It would be of great assistance in planning for the day if gifts could be given in good time: thank you for your support.

 

St Mary’s Carol Service

Sunday 16th December

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

Mary-Clare is hoping to form a Children’s choir for the service with rehearsals taking place at 16.00 at St Mary’s every week from Sunday 28th October Please contact Mary-Clare direct musicstmary@btinternet.com

 

St Mary’s Church Heating

For some time now, the Vestry led by Christopher and Nick, has been considering making St Mary’s a warmer place to worship but at a more modest consumption of electricity. In 2015 for example, the cost of heating amounted to approximately £2,500 per annum.

Three possible solutions have been examined. These are detailed on a story board at the back of church. Two of the possibilities were later discarded leaving the third option as the suggested project. The reasons for choosing the option are detailed on the board.

The Vestry is now poised to apply to the Diocese to seek permission for this option to be pursued. However, it is anxious to be assured that before application is made, the congregation is supportive of the steps taken and the choice made. In particular, the Vestry is anxious to be reassured that the proposed ‘chandelier’ heater/light to be placed above the transept is in favour.

If anyone has queries or constructive comment, would this please be made known to Christopher or Nick before the 1st December? In the absence of any communication beyond that date, the Vestry will regard the matter as agreed by the congregation and proceed for Diocesan permission accordingly. Richard records his profound thanks for the time and effort taken by Christopher and Nick over this project.

 St Mary’s Annual Meeting

The Annual General Meeting on the 9th December will commence with a secret ballot to determine whether the new proposed hymnbook should be introduced. The background to the matter has already been well-documented and the new material offered by the book has been trialled each Sunday since Easter by means of the Sampler supplementary hymnbook. An explanation about the proposed book is contained in the preface to the Sampler.

Time constraints will prevent further discussion of this matter at the Annual Meeting. There is little possibility of the congregation being of common mind: personal choice is therefore best expressed by means of the ballot paper. Should though you have a particular query about the proposed book, please inform Richard in writing and in good time before the meeting. The ballot motion will be “Do you accept the offer of a new hymnbook?” The teller of the Ballot will be Mark, who will forfeit his right to vote. The result will be made known at the close of the meeting.


This week

Wednesday 24th October 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 12.39-48

Sunday 28th October

22nd Sunday after Trinity

 

Theme: ‘A sermon in a frame’

 

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Isa. 28.14-16

Eph. 2.19-end

John 8:12 and Rev 3:20

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 28.14-16

Eph. 2.19-end

John 8:12 and Rev 3:20

 


16.30 Diocesan Choral Evensong in St Ninian’s Cathedral. This will be an opportunity for everyone throughout the diocese to come and welcome and meet our new Bishop, Ian Paton.

This is an open invitation to all members of congregations who would like to attend.

 

Wednesday 31st October 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 13.22-30

 

Saturday 10th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair: see above.

Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Sunday

No service at St Mary’s that day

Sunday 18th November

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The St Petersburg Resurrection Choir

Sunday 2nd December

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrew’s

No service at St Mary’s that day

 Sunday 9th December

St Mary’s following the 11.15 morning service-Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 16th December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

18.30 St Andrews Town Carol Service.

Friday 21st December

11.30 at St Mary’s

Aberfoyle School Carol Service


Our campaign to assist Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday. Thank you to all who contribute.

Tinned meat/fish/veg/beans, soup/fruit

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.