Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 29th May 2017

Notices for week beginning 29th May 2017 


 Many thanks to all who supported the Confirmation and Bishop’s Farewell at Aberfoyle last Sunday.

 For your prayers

Those recovering from operations Ros Ford and Alan Clarke

Those sick –  Joan Dymond

Those who have been bereaved

Those who have been confirmed Mary Bates and Jamie Wastling

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election

St Andrews Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Readers and sides persons:

Christine and Joan

 St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Saffrey Miller

Readers and sides persons:


 This week

Wednesday 31st May 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 1.39-49

Sunday 4th June 2017

Whit Sunday- PENTECOST
The only biblical reference to the actual events of Pentecost is to be found in Acts 2:1–3 when the disciples were gathered together waiting as the risen Christ had instructed. Pentecost is reminiscent of the Last Supper; in both instances, the disciples are together in a house for what proved to be an important event. At the Last Supper, the disciples witnessed the end of the Messiah’s earthly ministry as He asked them to remember Him after His death until His return. At Pentecost, the disciples witness the birth of the New Testament church in the coming of the Holy Spirit to indwell all believers. Thus, the scene of the disciples in a room at Pentecost links the commencement of the Holy Spirit’s work in the church with the conclusion of Christ’s earthly ministry in the upper room before the crucifixion.

God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
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



John 20.19-23

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 2.1-21


John 20.19-23

Wednesday 7th June 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 12.18-27

11.30 Killearn

Mark 12.18-27


Future Notices


Callander Summerfest Concert – Thursday June 8th

 Anne Docherty, for Summerfest, draws our attention to a concert in McLaren High School, Callander , being given by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Thursday June 8 ( same day as election). It is the first event in their Summerfest 2017 programme.

The Summerfest programme is now available in brochure and online at .  The brochure will be available in Doune, Dunblane and Aberfoyle within the next week.

Tuesday 13th June

14.00 at Luss Church  “Pacific Coast Sound” of Acapella Singers from Canada and the USA h, all welcome. At 17.00

NO Fellowship Group this month.

St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Sunday 18th June

Our friends at St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron have kindly invited any member of our congregations to a 150th Anniversary Celebration Mass with His Grace, Leo Cushley Archbishop of St. Andrew’s & Edinburgh followed by a Family BBQ and planting Tree of Life. The service starts at 11.00.

Saturday 24th June from 10am to 4pm. 

Community Action Plan launch

Kinlochard Village Hall and Aberfoyle Memorial Hall – Saturday 24th June from 10am to 4pm. 

Sunday 25th June

14.00 – 17.00

Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The solar panel greenhouse watering system and solar pond aerator will be of special interest.

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. Thank you to all who contribute.

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.