Linkage Bulleting for week commencing 18th September 2017

St Mary’s Aberfoyle &St Andrew’s Callander

‘The Linkage’


Richard Grosse Rector



Notices for week beginning

18th September 2017 




Dunblane Area Council


The next meeting of Area Council takes place on this coming Tuesday 19th September starting at 19.30 at St Saviours Church Bridge of Allan FK9 4AY.  The meeting will comprise a presentation by members of Place for Hope, a highly regarded dispute resolution group that has worked together with charges in our diocese and many other groups to move forward from dissension to resolution. This should be an interesting evening and we hope as many as possible will attend.



The Harvest Supper and Quiz


for both parishes will be held at St Andrews Callander on Friday 29th September commencing 19.30.


Could you please let Fiona Gibson ( or 01877 331926) as soon as possible whether you are likely to attend and what you might be able to bring. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. This is quiche, cold meat, a salad, a pudding, wine or a soft drink. Paper copies of this notice can be found in both churches should you prefer.  Please supply your own plate and cutlery!

For your prayers

Margie Stephen, Alastair Gardner and Evelyn Nicolson recovering from illness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ailsa

Readers and sides persons:

Ros and Roger


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Julie Edmonstone

Readers and sides persons:

Judith and Christopher Poulton


This week


Tuesday 19th September

19.30 Dunblane Area Council (see above)

Wednesday 20th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 7.31-35

Sunday 24th September 2017

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

10.00 Callander

Jonah 3.10-4.end

Phil. 1.21-end



11.15 Aberfoyle

Jonah 3.10-4.end

Phil. 1.21-end



Wednesday 27th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.1-6


Future events


Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander (see above)


Friday 29th September at St Anthony’s – Balfron

Clare Cushing of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron writes


‘The Balfron Community Choir , (which originally  grew  from  the  church  choir  in Balfron  Church)  are coming to perform at St. Anthony’s. Although this is not an official ecumenical event, I thought it might be nice if everyone who has a link with St. Anthony’s or  a link through the churches in Balfron area felt welcome to come along to the concert.

The concert will start at 7:30 and will contain a variety of repertoire to suit everyone, from Mozart  to les Mis and  lots in between !

Tickets are  £4 and £2 and can be purchased from Balfron Library, Mac Farlanes  (Hardware) in Balfron, or from me  on 07726941407’


19.00 Saturday 30th September at Holy Trinity – Stirling

Music for a While A musical delight for voice and harpsichord/organ Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano Alistair Warwick harpsichord / organ Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Schütz Bringt her dem Herren Ich will den Herren loben allezeit John Clerk Dic mihi saever puer Purcell Hark! How all things Evening Hymn Music for a While Dido’s Lament (Dido and Aeneas) Händel Mi lusingar il dolce afetto (Alcina) Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Dopo notte (Ariodante) Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church Albert Road, Stirling More details:


Harvest Festivals: Sunday 8th October


St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November


Remembrance Sunday 12th November 


Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Linkage Advent Carol service at Callander commencing 11.15 There will be no service at Aberfoyle that Sunday


Sunday 10th December

Following the morning service: Aberfoyle 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.