Author Archives: Stmary

About Stmary

St Mary's Episcopal Church serves the Trossachs and Strathendrick area in Central Scotland

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 2nd December 2019 with St Marys’ AGM Agenda

Notices for the week beginning 2nd December until Christmas Eve

Service timetable for December

Sunday 8th December

Normal timetable

Sunday 15th December

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle

18.30 Carol Service at Callander

Sunday 22nd December

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

No service at Aberfoyle

16.00 Aberfoyle Carol Service

Linkage

Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The Diocesan Newsletter is available online via the Diocesan Website www.standrews.anglican.org   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

Christmas Service Readers – St Mary’s

Volunteers are required please for sides persons/readers for the Midnight Service and Christmas Day. Names to Richard, please.

Rotas

Sunday 8th December

Callander

John Champness

Aberfoyle

Judith and Christopher Poulton

Sunday 15th December

Callander

No morning service

Aberfoyle

Elizabeth and Christopher Roads

Sunday 22nd December

Callander

Luna Faulds- Baird

Aberfoyle

No morning service

Wednesday 4th Dec

10.00 Callander

11.30  Killearn

Matt.15.29-37

Sunday 8th December

Advent 2

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

Isa. 11.1-10

Rom. 15.4-13

Matt. 3.1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 11.1-10

Rom. 15.4-13

Matt. 3.1-12

following the morning service at 11.15, St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting. The Agenda is at the foot of this Post

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at the Cathedral 

19.00 Gartmore Village Hall

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

The concert will feature Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be provided in the interval

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

Contact Amy Anderson at  secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk or Colin Cameron at media@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Tuesday 10th December

17.00 Croftamie – Fellowship Group

Wednesday 11th December

10.00 Callander

Matt. 11.28-end

Sunday 15th December

Advent 3

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.

Services

8.00 Balfron

Matthew 11:2-11

10.00 Callander

No morning service

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isaiah 35:1-10

James 5:7-10

Matthew 11:2-11

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

As above

Wednesday 18th December

Matthew 1:18-24

Thursday 19th December

14.15 St Joseph’s Callander

Christmas respite with music, readings meditation and prayer

All welcome

Sunday 22nd December

Advent 4

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.

Services

10.00 Callander

Isaiah 7:10-16

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18 – end

11.15 Aberfoyle

No morning service

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

Future Notices

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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.


St Mary’s ANNUAL MEETING

To be held in the Church on 8th December 2019

Following the 11.15 am Morning Service

Agenda

 

1.   Apologies

2.   Minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting – held on 9th December 2018

3.   Rectors and Vestry Report

4.   Presentation of Accounts 2018/2019

5.   Lay Representative’s Report

6.   Vestry Membership and Appointment of Lay Representative

      and Alternate Lay Representative (Canon 63)

7.   Appointment & Retiral – Members of the Vestry

8.    Children and Vulnerable Adults

9.   Any other business (including Matters Arising that have not already       

      been discussed)

10. Date of Next Meeting – 6th December 2020


Mark Seymour, Secretary to the Vestry

Tel: 01786 870710 

 e-mail: secretary@stmarychurchaberfoyle.org.uk

Bishop Ian visits St Mary’s 17th November 2019

Bishop Ian came to St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November 2019. His first visit to the Linkage since his institution (almost a year ago) as Bishop of The Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

Sunday was a linkage service, jointly with St Andrews, in order to confirm 7 members of our congregations in their Anglican faith. Indeed one of the candidates was Christened at the service, prior to confirmation.


So a big thank you to Bishop Ian for coming to the linkage. It was a joy to meet him and have his views

Bishop Ian with our Rector, Richard Grosse – 17th November 2019

Linkage Bulletin for two weeks commencing 18th November 2019

Notices for the week beginning 18th November for a fortnight

Stirling Street Pastors

Open Afternoon invitation

Sunday 24th November

14.00 -15.30

St Andrews Church Hall

Come along and meet members of the team and find out more what Street Pastors do in Stirling. There will be information available about upcoming training opportunities.

For more information: Morag Hendry coordinator 07545527511 or stirling@streetpastors.org.uk

St Andrews Christmas Fair

Thank you everyone for hard work and commitment that made the Fair held on the 9th November run so smoothly and raise a total of £1379.45.

Confirmation Sunday

Thank you to those who made the Confirmation Service on the 17th November a memorable occasion. A special thanks to those who decorated the church and organised the lunch.

Third Sunday at Three Concerts

The last of the 2019 season of Third Sunday at Three concerts took place yesterday and, as always, the standard of performance was remarkable. This gives the opportunity to acknowledge the work and dedication of the Concert Committee throughout this year. The new series begins on the 19th January 2020

 
Notice of Annual Parish Meetings

Notice of any matter to be added to the meeting agendas must be clearly notified in writing to the respective Vestry Secretaries within seven clear days of the date of the meeting to which the matter relates.

St Andrew’s Callander 10.00 Sunday 1st December

St Mary’s Aberfoyle following the morning service on Sunday 8th December

Changes of Service timetable for December

Sunday 1st December

No morning service at Aberfoyle

11.15 Joint Linkage Service at Callander for Advent

Sunday 8th December

Normal timetable

Sunday 15th December

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle

18.30 Callander Carol Service

Sunday 22nd December

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

No service at Aberfoyle

16.00 Aberfoyle Carol Service

Linkage

Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The first issue of the Diocesan Newsletter will be available online via the Diocesan Website www.standrews.anglican.org   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

The next fortnight

Rotas for 24th November

Callander

John

Sandra

Aberfoyle

John Dymond

Mark Seymour

No rota required for the 1st December

Wednesday 20th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 19.11-28

Sunday 24th November

Christ the King

 Sunday before Advent

Collect

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 & Reading

10.00 Callander

Jer. 23.1-6

Col. 1.11-20

Luke 23.33-43

11.15 Aberfoyle

Mal. 4.1-2a

2. Thess. 3.6-13

Luke 21.5-19

Wednesday 27th November

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

Sunday 1st December 

Advent Sunday

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Collect

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.

Future Notices

Sunday 8th December 

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

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at the Cathedral 

19.00 Gartmore Village Hall

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

The concert will feature Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be provided in the interval

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

Contact Amy Anderson at  secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk or Colin Cameron at media@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Sunday 15th December

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service. No morning service at St Andrews.

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

As above

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 4th November 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 4th November 2019

This bulletin covers two weeks detailing change of service times and venues for two Sundays 10th and 17th November

St Andrews

Callander Kirk Guild has invited members of St Andrews to the Open Meeting to be held on Thursday 14th November. The speaker will be Tamsin Dingwall who is the Callander Kirk Youth Worker. Names please to Sandra Connell.

Linkage

Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The first issue of the Diocesan Newsletter will be available online via the Diocesan Website www.standrews.anglican.org   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

Wednesday 6th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 14.25-33

11.30 Killearn

Luke 14.25-33

19.30 Wednesday 6th November

 At the next meeting of the Loch Ard Local History Group, first cousins Marjory Brown and Ann Wallace born in Drumlean between Kinlochard and Aberfoyle will reminisce about World War 2. The war featured as a major part of their childhood. In conversation with Joyce Kelly, they will recall what it meant growing up at that time. The discussion will include memories of evacuees in the area, the arrival of American and British soldiers, and how VE day was recognised. Their first-hand childhood experience of testing gas masks will be equally interesting! This is one of those rare experiences not to be missed. Venue is Kinlochard Village Hall starting at 7.30 pm in Wednesday 6th November. Further details from Joyce Kelly-secretary on 01877 387292 or James Kennedy-chairman on 01877 387201.

19.30 Thursday 7th November.
Doctor’s Choir

A concert being held at Callander Kirk with tickets priced at £5.00 with refreshments available at the door. In addition, there will be items played by Callander Brass. All proceeds to Strathcarron Hospice.

Saturday 9th November

 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall commencing 10.00

Sunday 10th November

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service without Communion

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Mary’s.

Wednesday 13th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 17.11-19

Thursday 14th November

14.00 Callander Kirk Guild Open meeting

Sunday 17th November

Confirmation Sunday.

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at St Andrews

11.15 Confirmation Service at St Mary’s. Please come and support the candidates as well as meeting Bishop Ian for his first visit to the Linkage. The service will be followed by a Linkage Lunch at the Faerie Tree Main Street Aberfoyle commencing at 13.00. The lunch needs to be pre-ordered. There is an application form at the foot of this Bulletin or paper order to be returned to Richard please by Sunday 10th November. After lunch:

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The multi-talented musician, Calum Robertson is welcomed back to Aberfoyle with soprano Sally Carr, trumpeter Christopher Roberts and timpanist, Thomas Lowe. They are all successful young musicians, educated in Scotland and recipients of prestigious prizes and awards. They will be playing a very interesting and varied programme including music by Boyce, Handel and Burgon.

Future Notices:

 Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December 

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

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service 

Sunday 15th December

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service. No morning service at St Andrews.

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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.

——————————————————————————————-

Application form

Linkage Congregational Luncheon Sunday 17 November following the Confirmation Service

The Faerie Tree, Main Street Aberfoyle.

Menu:

Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Soup, drinks, and coffee may be ordered separately. All options are gluten-free.

To book your place, complete this proforma and return it by Sunday 10 November please to Richard:

Name:

Please tick your options and indicate additional number of meals required.

Main Course: Roast gammon

or

Vegetable Curry

or

Haddock & Chips

Pudding:

Apple Crumble

or

Fruit Salad and Ice Cream

Linkage Bulletin for wek commencing 28th October 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 28th October 2019

Headlines

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Change of service times and venues for two Sundays

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Mary’s.

Sunday 17th November

Confirmation Sunday.

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at St Andrews

11.15 Joint Service at St Mary’s

St Andrews

Callander Kirk Guild has invited members of St Andrews to the Open Meeting to be held on Thursday 14th November. The speaker will be Tamsin Dingwall who is the Callander Kirk Youth Worker. Names please to Sandra Connell.

Linkage

Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

St Andrews Christmas Fair (see below)

There are now boxes at the back of church to receive items for the raffle and tombola. Many thanks to all who have generously donated items so far.

Linkage Confirmation.

This will be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November (see above).  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The order form for lunch appears at the end of the bulletin. Please complete and return this to Richard by Sunday 10th November.

Also on

Sunday 17th November

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The multi-talented musician, Calum Robertson is welcomed back to Aberfoyle with soprano Sally Carr, trumpeter Christopher Roberts and timpanist, Thomas Lowe. They are all successful young musicians, educated in Scotland and recipients of prestigious prizes and awards. They will be playing a very interesting and varied programme including music by Boyce, Handel and Burgon…… a concert not to be missed!

This week

Rotas

Callander

John Champness

Sandra Connell

Aberfoyle

Melanie Grosse

Kate Joynson

Wednesday 30th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 13.22-30

Sunday 3rd November

All Saints and All Souls

Collect:

God of holiness,
your glory is proclaimed in every age:
as we rejoice in the faith of your saints,
inspire us to follow their example
with boldness and joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

BCP

2.Thess. 1.1-12

Matthew 5:1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 1.10-18

2.Thess. 1.1-12

Matthew 5:1-12

Wednesday 6th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 14.25-33

11.30 Killearn

Luke 14.25-33

Future Notices:

 Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Diocesan Advent Carol Service – Sunday 8th December 2019 at 4.30pm

Sunday 15th December

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service. No morning service at St Andrews.

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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.

——————————————————————————————-

Application form

Linkage Congregational Luncheon Sunday 17 November following the Confirmation Service

The Faerie Tree, Main Street Aberfoyle.

Menu:

Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Soup, drinks, and coffee may be ordered separately. All options are gluten-free.

To book your place, complete this proforma and return it by Sunday 10 November please to Richard:

Name:

Please tick your options and indicate additional number of meals required.

Main Course: Roast gammon

or

Vegetable Curry

or

Haddock & Chips

Pudding:

Apple Crumble

or

Fruit Salad and Ice Cream

Please enclose payment. Price £10.00 per meal. Cash or cheque made payable to: Vestry of St Mary’s Church Aberfoyle)

Signed:

Address or email address.

Piston & Pipes

Concert at St Mary’s 17th November 2019

Our next Concert at St Mary’s is on 17th November 2019 and under the banner of ‘Pistons and Pipes’

We are delighted to welcome multi talented musician, Calum Robertson, back to Aberfoyle. He is coming with soprano, Sally Carr, trumpeter, Christopher Roberts and drummer, Thomas Lowe.

They are all successful young musicians, educated in Scotland and recipients of prestigious prizes and awards.

They will be playing a very interesting and varied programme including music by Boyce, Handel and Burgon…… a concert not to be missed!

Fireworks – Sparklers – Spaceships – Christmas presents

Fireworks – Sparklers – Spaceships

Some you – hopefully everyone – may remember Barbara Carruthers and her wonderful articles penned for the weekly news letter or pew leaflet, some years ago.

Michael Forsyth had a number of Barbara’s article’s published in book form.  These were to be sold for the benefit of St Mary’s at a published price of £5.

We have a substantial number of these books in stock.


What about buying some to give to friends and family as Christmas presents ?.

We are happy to let you have as many as you like for £3 per book.

Please contact Mark Seymour .  Tel 01786870710 email secretary@stmarychurch.org.uk

Fireworks – Sparklers – Spaceships - Christmas presents

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 21st October 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 21st October 2019

Headlines

The clocks go back on Sunday 27th October.

St Andrews

Callander Kirk Guild has invited members of St Andrews to the Open Meeting to be held on Thursday 14th November. The speaker will be Tamsin Dingwall who is the Callander Kirk Youth Worker. Names please to Sandra Connell.

Linkage

Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available from Mary Bates at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot !) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage.

St Andrews Christmas Fair (see below)

There are now boxes at the back of church to receive items for the raffle and tombola.

Linkage Confirmation.

This will be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November.  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The Faerie Tree is providing a two-course lunch for £10. The options are: Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Drinks and coffee may be ordered separately. Details for booking the meal will be published in due course.

Loch Ard History Group.

The Loch Ard Local History Group which serves the communities of Stronachlachar, Inversnaid, Kinlochard and Aberfoyle was started in 1999 and is still going strong some twenty years later The group has met regularly since its inception and its activities centre on an annual Winter Programme that runs from October through to April/May, which comprises a monthly talk on a topic of local interest. The group also runs a local interest programme each December where members are invited to talk about an issue of historical research relevant to the local area. To mark the group’s 20th anniversary there will be an exhibition on the construction of Glasgow’s Water Supply on Sunday 27th October in Kinlochard Village Hall. This coincides with the 160th anniversary of Queen Victoria opening the first the Loch Katrine aqueducts Victoria on 14 October 1859

St Mary’s

12.30 Tuesday 29th October

Aberfoyle Parish Church ‘Bats about Batter at the Forth Inn. Menu: Fish and Chips or Steak Pie (pre-order by 27th October through Morna (382330) or Janet (382677)  

This week

Rotas

Callander

Peter Forrester

Amanda Smith

Aberfoyle

James Stirling

George Willis

Wednesday 23rd October

10.00 Callander

Luke 12.39-48

Sunday 27th October

Trinity 19

Bible Sunday

Collect

Blessed Lord,

who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them,

to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Reading

10.00 Callander

Jer. 14.7-10,19-end

2.Tim. 4.6-8,16-18

Luke 18.9-14

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 14.7-10,19-end

2.Tim. 4.6-8,16-18

Luke 18.9-14

Wednesday 30th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 13.22-30

Future Notices:

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews and followed by the next St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Diocesan Advent Carol Service – Sunday 8th December 2019 at 4.30pm

Sunday 15th December

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service. No morning service at St Andrews.

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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 21st October 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 21st October 2019

Headlines

The clocks go back on Sunday 27th October.

St Andrews

Callander Kirk Guild has invited members of St Andrews to the Open Meeting to be held on Thursday 14th November. The speaker will be Tamsin Dingwall who is the Callander Kirk Youth Worker. Names please to Sandra Connell.

Linkage

Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available from Mary Bates at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot !) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage.

St Andrews Christmas Fair (see below)

There are now boxes at the back of church to receive items for the raffle and tombola.

Linkage Confirmation.

This will be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November.  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The Faerie Tree is providing a two-course lunch for £10. The options are: Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Drinks and coffee may be ordered separately. Details for booking the meal will be published in due course.

Loch Ard History Group.

The Loch Ard Local History Group which serves the communities of Stronachlachar, Inversnaid, Kinlochard and Aberfoyle was started in 1999 and is still going strong some twenty years later The group has met regularly since its inception and its activities centre on an annual Winter Programme that runs from October through to April/May, which comprises a monthly talk on a topic of local interest. The group also runs a local interest programme each December where members are invited to talk about an issue of historical research relevant to the local area. To mark the group’s 20th anniversary there will be an exhibition on the construction of Glasgow’s Water Supply on Sunday 27th October in Kinlochard Village Hall. This coincides with the 160th anniversary of Queen Victoria opening the first the Loch Katrine aqueducts Victoria on 14 October 1859

St Mary’s

12.30 Tuesday 29th October

Aberfoyle Parish Church ‘Bats about Batter at the Forth Inn. Menu: Fish and Chips or Steak Pie (pre-order by 27th October through Morna (382330) or Janet (382677)  

This week

Rotas

Callander

Peter Forrester

Amanda Smith

Aberfoyle

Mark Seymour for James Stirling

George Willis

Wednesday 23rd October

10.00 Callander

Luke 12.39-48

Sunday 27th October

Trinity 19

Bible Sunday

Collect

Blessed Lord,

who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them,

to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Reading

10.00 Callander

Jer. 14.7-10,19-end

2.Tim. 4.6-8,16-18

Luke 18.9-14

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 14.7-10,19-end

2.Tim. 4.6-8,16-18

Luke 18.9-14

Wednesday 30th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 13.22-30

Future Notices:

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews and followed by the next St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Diocesan Advent Carol Service – Sunday 8th December 2019 at 4.30pm

Sunday 15th December

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service. No morning service at St Andrews.

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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 14th October 20019

Notices for the weeks beginning 14th October 2019

Headlines

Harvest Festival Sunday

Donations of food received last Sunday are now with Start Up Stirling. Gifts of food are gratefully received throughout the year. Please place gifts in the blue crate at the back of church

St Andrews Christmas Fair (see below)

There are now boxes at the back of church to receive items for the raffle and tombola.

Linkage Confirmation.

This will be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November.  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The Faerie Tree is providing a two-course lunch for £10. The options are: Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Drinks and coffee may be ordered separately. Details for booking the meal will be published in due course.

Loch Ard History Group.

The Loch Ard Local History Group which serves the communities of Stronachlachar, Inversnaid, Kinlochard and Aberfoyle was started in 1999 and is still going strong some twenty years later The group has met regularly since its inception and its activities centre on an annual Winter Programme that runs from October through to April/May, which comprises a monthly talk on a topic of local interest. The group also runs a local interest programme each December where members are invited to talk about an issue of historical research relevant to the local area. To mark the group’s 20th anniversary there will be an exhibition on the construction of Glasgow’s Water Supply on Sunday 27th October in Kinlochard Village Hall. This coincides with the 160th anniversary of Queen Victoria opening the first the Loch Katrine aqueducts Victoria on 14 October 1859

This week

Rotas

Callander

Peter Forrester

Amanda Smith

Aberfoyle

Judith and Christopher Poulton

This week

Wednesday 16th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.42-46

14.00 St Andrews

Memorial Service: Pat Millen RIP

Sunday 20th October 

Trinity 18

St Luke the Evangelist

Collect

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 for ever.

Services & Reading

08.00 Balfron

Luke 10.1-9

10.00 Callander

Gen. 32.22-31

2.Tim. 3.14-4.5

Luke 10:1-9

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 32.22-31

2.Tim. 3.14-4.5

Luke 10:1-9

15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

also

Sunday 20th October

Gathering

This year’s Gathering takes on a new format with people from around the Diocese invited to gather at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, and finish with an Evensong to celebrate Bishop Ian’s first year in the Diocese. Arrivals are from 1.30 pm – bring a packed lunch if you wish – tea and coffee will be provided. Between 1.30 and 2.30 we have the opportunity to eat our lunches, take a guided tour of the newly refurbished Cathedral, browse and buy books form Cornerstone Bookshop Edinburgh (please bring cash if you would like to make purchases) or walk the indoor labyrinth. We will be welcomed at 2.30 pm by Bishop Ian and then get short tasters of a variety of projects and experiences that are being offered in our churches around the Diocese. The topics include young and old together, finding new resources, inspiring worship, community engagement, and lay ministries. To ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to hear about each topic, booking is not required for this year’s Gathering and we will rotate through the topics in turn. We will also learn new music for Evensong and hear Bishop Ian and a guest in conversation on a topical subject.. We expect to depart by 5.30 pm. Further information from Laurene MacKenzie: gathering@warpmail.net

Wednesday 23rd October

10.00 Callander

Luke 12.39-48

Future Notices:

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews and followed by the next St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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.