Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 11th December 2017

Notices for week beginning 11th December 2017 


Sunday 17th December  Changes to Service Schedule

 There will be no morning services in the Linkage.

St Mary’s Carol Service commences at 15.00. This is an hour earlier from previous years. St Andrew’s Carol Service starts at 18.30 as usual

 Andrew Snowball RIP


Andrew Snowball, died last Thursday. His parents were regular worshippers at St Mary’s for many years.  The funeral is to take place in Chapel at Glenalmond on Wednesday 13th December at 2.00pm.  Burial to follow in Thornhill Cemetery on the morning of Thursday 14th December.  His body will rest overnight on Wednesday 13th December in St Mary’s.  

For your prayers

The Snowball family

The Harrison and Cowderoy families

The Stirling and Trafford families

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Week beginning 11th December

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Advent

Sides persons Carol Service


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Advent

Sides persons: Carol Service

This week


Tuesday 12th December 2017

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie


Wednesday 13th December 2017

10.00 Callander



Friday 15th December 7.30pm Killearn Kirk

The concert will feature Bob Chilcott’s arrangement, ‘Wenceslas’, and excerpts from The Messiah as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be served at the interval.

Tickets (£10, £3 for children) at the door or from choir members.

Contact Judith Neil at


Sunday 17th December The third Sunday of Advent


The Collect

O Lord Jesus Christ,

who at your first coming sent your messenger

to prepare your way before you:

grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries

may likewise so prepare and make ready your way

by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,

that at your second coming to judge the world

we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;

for you are alive and reign with the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


There are no morning services at Balfron, Callander or Aberfoyle

15.00 St Marys (please note the earlier start time from previous years)

18.30 St Andrews

Christmas Services

Sunday 24th December

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

23.30 St Mary’s Midnight Service


Christmas Day

8.00 Holy Communion St Anthony’s Balfron

10.oo Holy Communion St Andrews

11.15 Holy Communion St Mary’s

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.

Sunday 21st January 2018 

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

David Hamilton Organ recital

An hour-long concert of organ music spanning five centuries

Entry by donation