Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 1st October 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 1st October



Thanks to all who contributed to the Harvest Supper last Friday evening. Harvest Festivals take place this coming Sunday in both parishes. Gifts of tinned food to be donated to Startup Stirling will be especially appreciated. From past experience, fresh fruit and vegetables prove hard to utilise as there tends to be an abundance at this time of year. Thank you for your understanding.

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair

10.00 Saturday 10th November at Callander Kirk Hall

We are seeking donations of tombola and raffle prizes and there is a box at the back of church for that purpose. It would be of great assistance in planning for the day if gifts could be given in good time: thank you for your support.

St Mary’s Carol Service

This takes place at 15.00 on Sunday 16th December. Mary-Clare Brown (07835250753) is seeking singers both for a children’s and  an adult choir for the service. If this might be of interest to you or anyone you know, please contact Mary-Clare direct.   



Roger and Joan


Elizabeth and Christopher Roads

This week

Wednesday 3rd October

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.57-end

11.30 Killearn

Luke 9.57-end

Sunday 7th October

Trinity 19


Eternal God,

you crown the year with your goodness

and you give us the fruits of the earth

in their season:

grant that we may use them to your glory,

for the relief of those in need

and for our own well being;

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 eve


Harvest Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Heb. 1-4;2.5-12

Matthew 6:24-end


11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 2.18-24

Heb. 1-4;2.5-12

Matthew 6:24-end

Future Notices:

Tuesday 9th October

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 10th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.1-4

Friday 12th October

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry

Saturday 20th October

Consecration of The Revd Canon Ian Paton as Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane – Attendance by invitation. If you would like to attend, please speak with Richard.


Sunday 21st October

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Monzani Trio


Sunday 28th October

16.30 Diocesan Choral Evensong in St Ninian’s Cathedral.

This will be an opportunity for everyone throughout the diocese to come and welcome and meet our new Bishop, Ian Paton. 

This is an open invitation to all members of congregations who would like to attend.


Saturday 10th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair: see above.


Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Sunday


Sunday 18th November

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The St Petersburg Resurrection Choir


Sunday 2nd December

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrew’s

No service at St Marys that day


Sunday 9th December

St Mary’s following the 11.15 morning service-Annual Parish Meeting


Sunday 16th December

15.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

18.30 St Andrews Town Carol Service.


Friday 21st December

11.30 at St Mary’s

Aberfoyle School Carol Service

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.