Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 27th November 2017

Notices for week beginning 27th November 2017 




There is a change of service routine for Sunday 3rd December. There is no service at St Mary’s next Sunday. Instead there is a joint Advent Carol Service at St Andrews commencing 11.15.



The Annual Parish meeting for St Andrews takes place before the Advent Service and starts at 10.00.


Saturday 2nd December

10.00 – 16.30

Aberfoyle Parish Church Christmas Bazaar at the Forth Inn annexe.

For your prayers

The Harrison and Cowderoy families mourning the death of Iain Harrison

Evelyn Nicolson

The Stirling and Trafford families

Mary Bates

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

Week beginning 27th November

 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Advent

Sides persons


St Mary’s Rota

No service


Wednesday 29th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 21:12-19


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


Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.


17.00 at St Antony’s Balfron

Ecumenical Advent Service


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

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


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.