Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 20th November 2017

Notices for week beginning  20th November 2017 




St Andrews Christmas Fair

A sum of £1642.63 was raised. Many thanks to all involved especially Ros for organising the event.


Third Sunday at Three Concert series

The excellent recital on diverse instruments of the lute and guitar family performed by Gordon Ferrie was not only a concert, but an education. Many thanks to those who organised the recital and those who came to support it. The next concert to open the 2018 programme will be given by organist David Hamilton on Sunday 21st January.


Saturday 2nd December

10.00 – 16.30

Aberfoyle Parish Church Christmas Bazaar at the Forth Inn annexe.

We wish John Dymond a Happy Birthday!

For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

The Stirling and Trafford families attending a Memorial Service for Hector this Friday at Glenalmond College.

Mary Bates

The family of the late Margaret Corrieri formerly of Callander.

Cath Adie of Callander

The staff and pupils of McLaren School coming to terms with the death in a road accident last Friday of Gregor Aitken a recent former pupil.


For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner a representative on that committee.

Week beginning 20th November


 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Readers and sides persons

Sandra and Hilary


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Judith Poulton

Readers and sides persons:

John Dymond

Michael Forsyth


This week

Wednesday 22nd November

10.00 Callander

Luke 19.11-28

Sunday 26th November 2017

Christ the King

Sunday before Advent

Eternal Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

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

Ezek. 34.11-16,20-24

Eph. 1.15-end

Luke. 23:26-38


11.15 Aberfoyle

Ezek. 34.11-16,20-24

Eph. 1.15-end

Luke. 23:26-38

Wednesday 29th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 21:12-19

Future Notices

Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Linkage Advent Carol service at Callander commencing 11.15 There will be no service at Aberfoyle that Sunday


Sunday 10th December

Following the morning service: Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting


18.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth: all welcome especially choir members or singers for that occasion. Contact Richard for details.


Strathendrick Singers 40th Christmas Concert

Sunday 10th December 7.00pm Gartmore Village Hall


Friday 15th December 7.30pm Killearn Kirk

The concert will feature Bob Chilcott’s beautiful 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

Carol Service Sunday

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

18.30 St Andrews


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.