Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 3rd September 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 3rd September 


Jamie Orr Ewing RIP

Jamie’s funeral will take place at 12.00 on Wednesday 5th September at St Mary’s


Midweek service Killearn Wednesday 5th September

Due to the above, the midweek service scheduled for Killearn at 11.30 will be cancelled. The midweek service at Callander Wednesday 5th September takes place as normal


Linkage Harvest Supper 2018

We plan to hold a Harvest supper and Quiz at 19.30 on Friday 28th September 2018 in St Andrew’s Hall. If you can attend, please contact Fiona Gibson (St Andrews) (01877 331508 email or Melanie Grosse (St Mary’s) (01877382887 email  as soon as possible, and by the latest Friday 21st September, with the number of people accompanying. As in previous years, supper is provided on a bring and share basis. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. The items are quiche, cold meat, salad, pudding, a bottle of wine or a soft drink. When contacting Fiona or Melanie, please indicate what you feel able to provide. Alternatively, paper forms are available to complete and return in both churches.


St Andrew’s Garden

The trees are beginning to bear fruit. Please feel free to pick and encourage others to do likewise

This week



Peter and Christine


Elizabeth and Christopher

 Wednesday 5th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 4.38-end

11.30 Balfron

Service cancelled

12.00 at St Mary’s

The funeral of Jamie Orr-Ewing

 Sunday 9th September

The fifteenth Sunday after Trinity


Almighty Father,

Whose Son Jesus Christ has taught us

That what we do for the least of our brethren we do also for him

Give us the will to be servant of others as he was the servant of all

Who gave up his life and died for us;

But is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit

One God now and forever



Theme: The Chesney Trust

An address by Jamie Wastling

The Chesney Trust was set up in 2006 by a member of St Mary’s congregation, Janet Chesney to raise money to build and run a secondary girls’ boarding school in Engcongolweni, near Mzuzu in the north of Malawi.  Jamie visited the project over the summer and shares his experiences


Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Isa. 35.4-7a

James 2:1-10

Matthew 25: 31-40


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 35.4-7a

Jas 2.1-10

Matthew 25: 31-40


Tuesday 11th September 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

19.00 Vestry – Callander


Wednesday 12th September 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 6.20-26

Saturday 15th September 10.00 – 16.00

St Mary’s Open Doors Day

Sunday 16th September 14.00 – 16.00

St Andrew’s Open Doors Day

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Alastair Savage and Friends

18.00 Choral Evensong

We have been invited to attend a service of Choral Evensong to mark the 140th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Stirling’s dedication, conducted by the Revd Christoph Wutscher. Should you like to join the choir for this occasion, please contact Richard


Friday 28th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews (see above)

Saturday 29th September

‘Photography as Prayer’

The launch of a touring exhibition of 50 photographs of people and places taken by members of the Diocese

Launch at Holy Trinity Stirling commencing 14.00 with refreshments.


Saturday 20th October

Consecration of The Revd Canon Ian Paton as Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane – details to follow.


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.


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

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.