Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 18th December 2017 – Christmas Week

Notices for week beginning 18th December 2017 



 Sunday 17th December

We have just finished Carol Service Sunday. It is hard to convey gratitude to the many who had a hand in providing the music, readings and refreshments for both services, which, in view of the adverse weather conditions were very well supported.


The Revd. David McCreadie RIP

David died on the 13th December after a long illness bravely fought.

Many in Callander will have known David, a much loved and respected figure, both as a former minister of St Kessog’s and latterly when he returned to the town in retirement. The funeral will take place at the Kirk on Friday 22nd December: the time of the service will be confirmed.

Our prayers to his family in Gartmore 


For your prayers

The Snowball family

The Harrison and Cowderoy families

The Stirling and Trafford families

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Week beginning 18th December

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Christmas

Sides persons as available

 St Mary’s Rota


Sides persons: as available

Wednesday 20th December

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrews

Christmas Services Sunday 24th December

 Almighty God,

you make us glad with the yearly remembrance

of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:

grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer,

so we may with sure confidence behold him

when he shall come to be our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

10.00 Callander



Luke 1.26-38


There is no morning service at St Mary’s


23.30 Midnight Service Aberfoyle



Luke 1.26-38


Christmas Day

Eternal God,

who made this most holy night

to shine with the brightness of your one true light:

bring us, who have known the revelation of that light on earth,

to see the radiance of your heavenly glory;

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.


08.00 Balfron

Luke 2:1-14


10.00 Callander

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Luke 2:1-14


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Luke 2:1-14


Wednesday 27th December

No midweek at Callander


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



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.