Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 30th September 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 30th September


Linkage Harvest Supper

Many thanks to all who came to the Supper, to the hostesses and those who prepared the Hall beforehand. A number of guests were entertained from other churches on what was a happy albeit noisy evening!

Harvest Festival will be celebrated this Sunday. Offerings of tinned produce which will later be delivered to Start Up Stirling. The charity is struggling to meet demand at present, so please be as generous as possible. Gifts in lieu will also be appreciated.

Linkage Confirmation.

There has been an encouraging response to the confirmation service to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is still invited to approach Richard.  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The Faerie Tree is providing a two-course lunch for £10. The options are: Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Drinks and coffee may be ordered separately. Details for booking the meal will be published in due course.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue, although hopefully the end is in sight. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

This week



Peter Forrester

Amanda Smith


Robin and John Willis

Wednesday 2nd October

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.57-end

11.30 Killearn

Luke 9.57-end

Sunday 6th October

Trinity 16 Harvest Festival Sunday


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 ever.

Services & Reading

10.00 Callander

2.Tim. 1.1-14

Matthew 6:24-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Hab. 1.1-4;2.1-4

2.Tim. 1.1-14

Matthew 6:24-end

Wednesday 9th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.1-4

Thursday 10th October 

7.30 St Mary’s Vestry meets: agenda already circulated.

Future Notices:

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo


Sunday 20th October


This year’s Gathering takes on a new format with people from around the Diocese invited to gather at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, and finish with an Evensong to celebrate Bishop Ian’s first year in the Diocese. Arrivals are from 1.30 pm – bring a packed lunch if you wish – tea and coffee will be provided. Between 1.30 and 2.30 we have the opportunity to eat our lunches, take a guided tour of the newly refurbished Cathedral, browse and buy books form Cornerstone Bookshop Edinburgh (please bring cash if you would like to make purchases) or walk the indoor labyrinth. We will be welcomed at 2.30 pm by Bishop Ian and then get short tasters of a variety of projects and experiences that are being offered in our churches around the Diocese. The topics include young and old together, finding new resources, inspiring worship, community engagement, and lay ministries. To ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to hear about each topic, booking is not required for this year’s Gathering and we will rotate through the topics in turn. We will also learn new music for Evensong and hear Bishop Ian and a guest in conversation on a topical subject.. We expect to depart by 5.30 pm. Further information from Laurene MacKenzie:

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews and followed by the next St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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.