Linkage Bulletin week commencing 13th February 2017

Notices for week beginning 13th February 2017 


 Extracts from a letter recently published by Bishop David:

‘I shall retire from ministry at the end of July. I shall be working normally until the end of June. The moment comes when it is clear that you have made your contribution and it is time to make way for new leadership with fresh vision and energy. I know that I have reached that point. We shall mark the end of my ministry as Bishop and Primus with a Eucharist on Sunday 25th June at 6.00pm. All are welcome. I want to express my deep thanks to you all for your friendship, kindness and support We have of course faced challenge and difficulty. But there have been many wonderful moments. Through it all God’s purpose has been fulfilled’

Gliondar Ensemble

Gliondar Ensemble
St Mary’s 19th February

Sunday 19th February

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert series presents

The Gliondar Ensemble,
Emma Roche (Flute),
Anne Rankin (Oboe),
Alex South (Clarinet),
Rosina Alter (Bassoon),
Fergus Kerr (French Horn).

The Ensemble will play a selection of works by Mozart, Nielsen and Piazzola . Tickets at the door £10.00

BBC Songs of Praise

In March, Songs of Praise is coming to St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, for two recordings of traditional hymns. We are invited to come for one or both recordings.
The dates and times are as follows:

Rehearsal: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The rehearsal takes place at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG.

Recording One: Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Recording Two: Sunday 19th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The recordings take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP.

Admission will be by free ticket. To apply, Google ‘Songs of Praise Perth’ and download the ticket application form and e-mail it to
Alternatively you can post it to:

Songs of Praise Tickets (Perth), 1st Floor, Dock House, Media City UK, Salford M50 2LH.

The deadline for all ticket applications is Tuesday 28th February.

Queries please to 335 8429 or contact Richard.

If you have applied for tickets, please let Richard know and we will arrange for group transport as necessary


World Day of Prayer

This will be hosted by St Andrew’s in church on Friday 3rd March at 14.00. Sandra Connell (01877 330057) asks whether a few of our congregation will be prepared to assist on this occasion.


St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Susan Forsyth asks that you publicise this event as widely as possible and its date Saturday 17th June. We are particularly interested in offering potential stallholders spaces for the day.


Dog required!

A happy ending: many thanks to all who responded to the appeal.

For your prayers

Those who mourn

Those in hospital Bill Richardson Ward A31 Larbert Hospital

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour

St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Hilary and Joan


St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Michael Forsyth

Jamie Parker


This week

Tuesday 14th February

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie

Wednesday 15th February

10.00 Callander

Mark 8.22-26


Sunday 19th February 2017

2nd Sunday before Lent

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,
now and for ever.

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Matt. 6.25-end


10.00 Callander

Gen. 1.1-2.3

Rom. 8.18-25

Matt. 6.25-end


11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 1.1-2.3

Rom. 8.18-25

Matt. 6.25-end

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert (see above)


Wednesday 22nd February 2017

10.00 Callander

Mark 9.38-40

Future Notices


Wednesday 1st March

Loch Ard Local History Group

Rural Schools and their Relationship to their Communities

Helen Young

University of Stirling

Kinlochard Village Hall

All welcome (Non-members £4.00


Saturday 27th May

Advance Notice: Casting the Net Gathering



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.

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.