Linkage bulletin for the week commencing 5th December 2016

Both midweek services are cancelled for this week only


Sunday 18th December

Please note change of service schedule


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.

St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Advent – no flowers

Readers and sides persons: Roslynn, Amanda, and Roger


This week


Wednesday 7th December 2016

11.30 St Andrews: the funeral of Agnes Nancy Fielding


Sunday 11th December 2016

Advent 3


 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 and Readings:

10.00 Callander

Isa. 35. 1-10

Jas. 5. 7-10

Matt. 11. 2-11


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 35. 1-10

Jas. 5. 7-10

Matt. 11. 2-11


Tuesday 13th December 2016

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie


Wednesday 14th December 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 7:18b-23

Future Notices

Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

8.00 Holy Communion at Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s

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


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

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.


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

Commencing 15.00

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.