Notices for the week beginning 29th August
St Andrew’s Cedar Tree
Since the last issue of the Bulletin, work on removing the tree has continued apace and has been completed save tidying the site and dealing with the stump. The trunk when felled revealed some 230 rings. If each ring represents a year, then the tree considerably predates the church building erected in the 1860s.
Apart from the loss of a town landmark, there is further sadness to report. Three young men in a white van persuaded a resident that they had been working on the tree at St Andrew’s and on the strength of this arranged that they would undertake tree surgery work at the resident’s house. A substantial sum of money was extracted in advance of the work being completed. Needless to say, the trio never returned and the Police have been informed. Please be warned and let Richard know should a similar approach be made. Our contractors are of course entirely trustworthy.
St Andrews apples
The apples in the back garden are ripening. Please pick these in due course to avoid them being wasted.
Linkage Harvest Supper
We plan to hold a Harvest supper and Quiz at 19.30 on Friday 7th October in St Andrew’s Hall. If you are able to attend, please advise name and numbers. As usual, it is requested that each person brings one item serving six people.
Please telephone Evelyn Nicolson on 01877 330436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th September.
FOR CONVENIENCE PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES
For your prayers
Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.
Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing treatment.
Struan Seymour, his parents and grandparents.
Those preparing to be married and their weddings blessed in Linkage churches during the coming months
Sunday 4th September 2016 –Trinity 15
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
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 & Readings
Wednesday 7th September 2016
Saturday 10th September
13.00 St Mary’s Blessing of Marriage
15.00 St Andrew’s Wedding
Sunday 11th September
14.00 – 16.00 Stirling Council Open Doors weekend
Monday 12th September
14.00 St Andrew’s Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows
Tuesday 13th September
Area Council meets at 19.30 at St Kessog’s Church off High Street Auchterarder PH13 1AD. The speaker will be Dr John R Davies and the topic ‘A Service of the Word 2015 – rationale structure and use’.
This liturgy was authorised for use in the Province at General Synod 2015. The topic should be of special interest to all involved in leading worship, but others are of course most welcome.
Saturday 17th September
Casting the Net Gathering at Perth Cathedral
Details and Booking Form from Richard
Sunday 18th September
St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series
15.00 Music for Trumpet, Soprano and Organ Ann Archibald former Principal Soprano, Scottish Opera Iain Muirhead former Principal Trumpet, Scottish Opera Liam Devlin organist Pollokshields Parish church Programme will include music by Handel, Bach and Scarlatti.
Tuesday 20th September
Callander Vestry meets
Saturday 24th September
The wedding of Leanne Stevenson to Wayne Johnson
Friday 7th October
Linkage Harvest Supper (see above)
Sunday 9th October
Sunday 16 October
St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series
15.00 Ecclesiastical Heraldry Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Roads, LVO, FSA, FSA (Scot), Snawdoun Herald of Arms. Ecclesiastical heraldry is literally woven into the fabric of all of Scotland’s main-stream churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert on heraldry, or ecclesiastical matters, to learn something of this colourful subject, which will give an insight to many of Scotland’s buildings, not just churches.
Saturday 12th November
St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall
Sunday 13th November
Sunday 20 November 2016
St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series
3pm The Kentigern Quartet
Barbara Downie violin Feargus Hetherington violin Nicola Boag viola Jessica Kerr cello Programme to include Beethoven, Ravel and Mendlessohn.
Sunday 27th November
Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service
Sunday 4th December
Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service
Sunday 18th December
Carol Service Sunday
Sunday 15 January 2017
St Mary’s Third at three series
Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.