Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 3rd April 2017

Notices for week beginning 3rd 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:

John and Robin Willis


Wednesday 5th April

10.00 Callander

John 8.31-42

11.30 Killearn

John 8.31-42


Saturday 8th April

Robert Scott writes

The Filling Station Callander meets at the Deli Ecosse starting with cake and coffee at 6.30pm and ending by 8.30pm

Worship will be led by Jim Steel and Ruth Kennedy will be our speaker for the evening’


Sunday 9th April

Palm Sunday


Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race

sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ

to take upon him our flesh

and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

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

Isa. 50:4-9a

Phil. 2:5-11

Matt. 27.11-54


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 50:4-9a

Phil. 2:5-11


The concluding Lent Group takes place after this service


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

11.00 Chrism Mass Eucharist – St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth

19.30 at St Andrews

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

Friday 14th April

Good Friday

10.30 Devotion St Mary’s

Reflection: 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


St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

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.