Linkage bulletin for the week beginning 3rd October 2016

Notices for the week beginning 3rd October 2016


Linkage Harvest Supper

We failed to reach a quorum of those able to attend and thus the event due to be held this Friday 7th October is regrettably cancelled.

Harvest Festival Service Donations

At the Harvest Festival Services this year we hope to launch a project to enable us to make a modest weekly contribution of items to Start-Up, a local organisation assisting those experiencing homelessness or other hardship.

The following items are always in need, please

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

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk




Cleaning products

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

Please contribute these in preference to fresh fruit and vegetables, for which nowadays there is little use.

For your prayers

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing treatment.

Nancy Fielding presently in respite care.

St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Elizabeth

Readers and sidespersons: Fiona, Sandra and Peter

This week


Wednesday 5th October 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 11:1-4

11.30 Killearn

Luke 11:1-4

Friday 7th October

St Andrew’s

Linkage Harvest Supper (cancelled, see above)

Saturday 8th October

19.30 for 20.00 at Gartmore Village Hall

The New Focus Quartet

‘BBC Radio Scotland  … one of the most beautifully conceived and executed projects in Scottish Jazz

Tickets £12.00 Gartmore Village Shop 01877 382214 or


Sunday 9th October

Harvest Festivals

For notes regarding donations see above


Eternal God,
you crown the year with your goodness
and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season:
grant that we may use them to your glory,
for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being;
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

  1. Kings 5:1-3,7-15c


Matthew 13:18-24

 11.15 Aberfoyle

  1. Kings 5:1-3,7-15c


Matthew 13:18-24new-focus-poster-copy

 Tuesday 11th October 2016

17.00 Fellowship Group

Wednesday 12th October 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 11:42-46


Sunday 16 October

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

15.00 Ecclesiastical Heraldry Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Roads, LVO, FSA, FSA (Scot), Snawdoun Herald of Arms. Ecclesiastical heraldry is literally woven into the fabric of all of Scotland’s main-stream churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert on heraldry, or ecclesiastical matters, to learn something of this colorful subject, which will give an insight to many of Scotland’s buildings, not just churches.

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 13th November

Armistice Sunday Please remember that Service times and venues will vary: details to follow.

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet

Barbara Downie violin Feargus Hetherington violin Nicola Boag viola Jessica Kerr cello Programme to include Beethoven, Ravel and Mendlessohn.

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 10.00

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 11.15

Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please remember that Service times and venues will vary: details to follow

Christmas Eve

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

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

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.