Linkage bulletin for the week beginning 12th December 2016

Notices for the week beginning 12th December 2016 


Sunday 18th December

Please note change of service schedule (see below)


Start Up Stirling

Many thanks to those who have responded to the request in last weeks Bulletin for food. Contributions are always gratefully received.


For your prayers

For those who mourn

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing and thankfully responding to treatment.

Dudley Robertson brother of Fiona Gibson

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads

St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Advent – no flowers

Readers and sides persons: Roslynn, Amanda, and Roger


This week


Tuesday 13th December 2016

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 14th December 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 7:18b-23

Sunday 18th December

Advent 4

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 and Readings:

08.00 Balfron

Matt. 1.18-end

10.00 Callander 


Isa. 7. 10-16

Romans 1. 1-7

Matt. 1. 18-end

11.15 No Morning Service at St Mary’s

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service (Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk) at St Mary’s

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service (Joint with Callander Council of Churches) at St Andrew’s

Future Notices

Wednesday 21st December 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 1. 39-45

Christmas Eve

St Mary’s Midnight Service Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk at the Kirk

Christmas Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 Callander

11.15 Aberfoyle

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series on the 19th February

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.

The former Tunnell Trust winners The Gliondar Ensemble (flute, oboe, Clarinet, bassoon, horn). 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. As Christmas approaches, demand will increase. Could you spare for example a Christmas Pudding?

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

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk




Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.