Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 27th March 2017


 St Andrew’s Mothering Sunday Service

The service was enhanced by the beautiful posies provided by the skill and generosity of Patricia White. All concerned were touched and grateful.

 Easter Lily funds

Carol Seymour, the flower rota convenor at St Mary’s writes

‘The flower ladies give their time and flowers over the years to make St Mary’s look cheerful.  I feel sorry that it is mostly them who donate to the lily fund and hope others can be kind and donate to support the flower ladies who do so much at Easter, Christmas, Harvest Festival making the church look wonderful

Any extra money will be kept for buying Oasis, candles at Christmas and the Advent wreath and only this year the Easter Eggs which can be safely kept for another year’.


Heather Swaine the convenor at St Andrew’s will also welcome similar donations in the box at the back of church for that purpose.

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:

Mark Seymour – in lieu of The Joynsons


Wednesday 29th March 2017

10.00 Callander

John 5.17-30

Sunday 2nd April

Passion Sunday

5th Sunday of Lent


Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
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


Rom. 8.6-11

John 11.1-45


11.15 Aberfoyle

Ezek. 37.1-14

Rom. 8.6-11

John 11.1-45

Aberfoyle Lent Course resumes


Wednesday 5th April

10.00 Callander

John 8.31-42

11.30 Killearn

John 8.31-42

Future events

Sunday 9th April

Palm Sunday – 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

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Wednesday 12th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Thursday 13th April

Maundy Thursday

11.00 Chrism Mass Eucharist – St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth

19.30 at St Andrews

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


Friday 14th April

Good Friday

10.30 Devotion St Mary’s

Ref lection: Margie Stephen

12.00 Devotion St Andrew’s


Sunday 16th April

Easter Day

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

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

  Saturday 17th June  St Mary’s Summer Fair

 Sunday 25th June

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

 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.