Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 2nd October 2017

Notices for week beginning  2nd October 2017 




The Harvest Supper and Quiz

Thank you to all who came to the pre-Harvest Supper and especially to those who provided and organised the meal.


Ronnie Wilson RIP

The funeral will take place at 12.15 at Falkirk Crematorium this Tuesday 3rd October


Harvest Festivals

These will take place next Sunday


Donations to Harvest Festival Services

Donations of tinned or dried foods will be appreciated. There is regrettably no use for perishable food due to difficulties of storage and distribution.


Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs.


This episode will appear on Monday Oct 9th at 19.00pm on BBC1 Scotland and will be of interest as it features this area.


St Andrews Christmas Fair


Boxes to receive donations to various stalls are now at the back of church. Thank you to those who have donated so far.


St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The next concert will take place at 15.00 on Sunday 15th October and given by Alison McNeil and Sasha Savaloni. This is a concert for voice and guitar featuring songs from Spain, France and Scotland. Entry by donation.


The Concert Team are always considering new ways to advertise the
concert series. Earlier this summer they started to have flyers printed
for each concert. These can be left in suitable locations – libraries,
filling stations, medical centres, post offices for people to pick up,
or handed to friends and acquaintances. The minimum order for these is
500, and the organisers have been trying to distribute them, but their
reach is necessarily local to Aberfoyle, and many of the 500 copies are
wasted. So the organisers are asking for volunteers from the
congregation to help them reach further: could you help please? Christopher Roads or Richard will be pleased to hear from you.

For your prayers


Evelyn Nicolson, Betty Wilson and her family


For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner

This week


 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Harvest

Readers and sides persons:





St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Harvest

Readers and sides persons:

Jonny North

John Dymond



Wednesday 4th October 2017

St Francis of Assisi

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.57-end

11.15 Killearn

Luke 9.57-end

Wednesday 4th October

19.30 Lochard History Group meets

Keith Wilson: Sadness and Joy: two Callander tales.



Sunday 8th October

Harvest Festivals Sunday

Services & Readings

Creator God,

you made the goodness of the land,

the riches of the sea

and the rhythm of the seasons;

as we thank you for the harvest,

may we cherish and respect

this planet and its peoples,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

10.00 Callander

Isa. 5.1-7

Phil. 3.4b-14

Matt. 6:24-end


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 5.1-7

Phil. 3.4b-14

Matt. 6:24-end


Tuesday 10th October

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie



Wednesday 11th October

No midweek service


Friday 13th October

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

 Future Notices


St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November


Remembrance Sunday 12th November 


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


Sunday 17th December

Carol Service Sunday – details to follow.


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.