Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 10th April 2017

Notices for week beginning 10th April 2017

 For your prayers

Those awaiting and those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and John Champness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Fiona Gibson

Sandra Connell

Peter Forrester


St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

James Stirling

Michael Forsyth


Holy Week begins. The services from Monday to Thursday of this week are led by members of the Callander Council of Churches

Monday 10th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Tuesday 11th April

17.oo Fellowship Group at Croftamie

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Wednesday 12th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Thursday 13th April

Maundy Thursday

God our Father,
you have invited us to share in the supper
which your Son gave to his Church
to proclaim his death until he comes:
may he nourish us by his presence,
and unite us in his love;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

11.00 Chrism Mass Eucharist – St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth

19.30 St Andrews

‘In Remembrance’ A dramatized re-enactment of the Last Supper.


Friday 14th April

Good Friday

Eternal God,
in the cross of Jesus
we see the cost of our sin
and the depth of your love:
in humble hope and fear
may we place at his feet
all that we have and all that we are,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


10.30 Devotion St Mary’s

Reflection: Margie Stephen

12.00 Devotion St Andrew’s


Sunday 16th April

Easter Day

Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.


8.00 Aberfoyle Kirk Easter Day Service: meet Kinlochard Village Hall followed by refreshments

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion said BCP

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

11.15 St Mary’s Holy Communion.


Saturday 22nd April

Callander Council of Churches

10.30 -12.30 Messy Church at Callander Kirk Hall

Children must be accompanied by an adult


Also that day


10.00 -15.50

Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering and AGM

Burnside, Blairbeth Church 2 Church Avenue Rutherglen Glasgow

G73 5BX

Further information


Tuesday 25th April 2017

Commencing 18.30

Seminar Double Bill:
The Charity Trustees’ Toolkit
The Role of the Charity Chair
Accredited Specialist in Charity Law, Colin Liddell, and Charity Law Solicitor, Sarah Rennie, will be hosting their Annual Seminar for Charity Trustees and Charity Managers at The Soutar Theatre at the AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth
The evening will be split into two sessions:

‘The Charity Trustees’ Toolkit’  In the first session, from 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m., Colin and Sarah will cover a variety of topics including the process for Trustee selection, Risk Management together with recent changes and current issues.

‘The Role of the Charity Chair’  In the second session, from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., Colin will cover a subject which is relevant to all Trustees and not just Chairs, or Vice-Chairs, in order to understand the Chair’s role and challenges.

There will of course also be the usual Q & A session after each session and a short refreshment break in between.

Places are £10 per person for either or both sessions and all proceeds will be donated to this year’s nominated charity PKVAS, Scottish Charity Number SC005561

If you would like to attend, please contact to request a Booking Form.

There are a limited number of spaces and bookings will be dealt with on a first-paid, first-served basis.
Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering


Bishop David’s last visit to the Linkage

This will take place on Sunday 28th May. To mark the occasion, there will be a joint service at St Mary’s starting at 11.15. There will be no service at St Andrew’s that day. Transport from Callander will be provided: please see Richard if you require a lift


St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June


Sunday 25th June

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral


7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Or contact Richard for further details.



Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander


St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November


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.

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.