Linkage Bulletin Week beginning 2nd May

Notices for the Week beginning 2nd May


 Scottish Church Census

The Linkage has been asked to take part on the Scottish Church Census. Every one of the 4,000 local churches in Scotland will be invited to take part in the most comprehensive survey ever undertaken of churchgoing in this country.  As well as a form for the Church to complete, each member of the congregation attending a service on Sunday 8th May will be asked to fill in a very short slip.  We shall be very grateful if you could undertake this and hand your slip before leaving the Church.  Equally we shall understand should you wish to decline to take part.

Peter Joynson is now back at home

Wednesday 4th May

10.00 Callander

John 16:12-15

11.30 Killearn

John 16:12-15

Thursday 5th May 2016 Ascension Day

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ known as Ascension Ascension Day commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is one of the universally celebrated feasts of Christian churches, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost.

Ascension Day Collect

Risen Christ,
you have raised our human nature to the throne of heaven:
help us to seek and serve you,
that we may join you at the Father’s side,
where you reign with the Spirit in glory,
now and for ever.

 19.30 Ascension Day Choral Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling Preacher The Revd. Val Nellist

Friday 6th May

19.30 St Mary’s Vestry Meeting

 Sunday 8th May 2016

7th Sunday of Easter

Sunday after Ascension


isen, ascended Lord,
as we rejoice at your triumph,
fill your Church on earth with power and compassion,
that all who are estranged by sin
may find forgiveness and know your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander


Acts 16:16-34

John 17:20-end

11.15 Aberfoyle


Acts 16:16-34

John 17:20-end

Future Notices

Monday 9th May

St Mary’s Strathard News deadline for copy

 Tuesday 10th May 2016

17.00 Fellowship Group at Beechwood Croftamie

Dunblane Area Council

19.30 at St Mary’s Dunblane

David Bradwell will speak about ‘The Refugee Crisis’

Wednesday 11th May 2016

10.00 Callander

John 17:11-19

15th – 21st May Christian Aid Week

Tuesday 17th May

St Andrew’s Vestry Meeting will be postponed until a date to be notified.

Saturday 21st May

Diocesan Evensong -, a special Choral Evensong to coincide with the Perth Festival of the Arts fortnight will take place in the Cathedral between 4.30pm – 5.30pm. After the service afternoon tea will be available from 5.30pm – 6pm in the Chapter House.   A warm invitation is extended to all congregations to come to the service and tea party (no charge but a donation to the Cathedral Restoration Appeal would be appreciated).

Saturday 18th June  St Mary’s Summer Fete

Noon until 16.00 at Aberfoyle Tourist Office

Please take a table and sell your wares crafts, produce, bric a brac etc. Contact Susan Forsyth 01877 387265

St Andrew’s Charity Concert

Details to follow