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
Readers and sides persons:
Christine and Joan
St Mary’s Rota
Flowers: Saffrey Miller
Readers and sides persons:
Wednesday 31st May 2017
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
Wednesday 7th June 2017
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 www.incallander.co.uk/summerfest . 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
Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.
No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.