Linkage Bullletin for week commecing 14th May 2018

Notices for the week beginning 14th May 2018


Christian Aid Week starts today. There is a collection tin at St Mary’s for those who wish to contribute.

Episcopal Vacancy
Three candidates for our next Bishop will meet with the Electoral Synod on Saturday 26th May, with an election taking place the following Saturday the 2nd June. Our thoughts and prayers for all concerned.

Sunday 20th May at 15.00
St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series
Christopher Nikol Organ Recital
Works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Elgar and Maxwell Davies

For your prayers
Evelyn Nicolson
Mary Bates
Joan and John Dymond
Cath Adie
Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop

St Andrew’s Rota
Flowers: Elizabeth Fountain
Sides persons: Amanda and Roger

St Mary’s Rota
Flowers Kate Joynson
Sides persons: Jamie Parker and George Willis

This week

Wednesday 16th May 2018
10.00 Callander
John 17.11-19

Sunday 20th May
Pentecost or Whit Sunday
God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings
08.00 Balfron
John 15.26-27;16.4b-15

10.00 Callander
Acts 2.1-21
Romans 8.22-27
John 15.26-27;16.4b-15

11.15 Aberfoyle
Acts 2.1-21
Romans 8.22-27
John 15.26-27;16.4b-15
15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert (see above)

Wednesday 23rd May 2018
10.00 Callander no service

Future Notices

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles
Tuesday June 12th
and Wednesday July 18th
to be led by
The Rev Tracy Dowling and Canon Andrew Meynell
Warmth, tea and coffee are provided
The aim is to provide an opportunity for stillness and reflection for visitors of any faith or none in the beautiful setting of Gleneagles, a chance to wander around this recently created wild garden or walk the grass maze and finish the afternoon with a short service in the private 16th century chapel.
The first Quiet Garden was a dream of The Rev Philip Roderick that came true over 25 years ago. The Trust to which the Quiet Gardens are affiliated is in Buckinghamshire and has the vision of spreading a network of opportunities for stillness and reflection aided by the beauty of the garden.
A suggested Donation of £3 to the Quiet Gardens Trust
Enquiries to: Petronella Haldane, Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1PJ

Saturday 26th May
14.30 at St Mary’s
The wedding of Seonaid Denholm to James Keenan

Sunday 27th May
Preacher at St Andrew’s and St Mary’s
Ms Luna Faulds Baird: Stirling Street Pastors

Saturday 9th June
St Mary’s Summer Fair 12 noon – 4 pm Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle.
This will again have a raffle stall. A green plastic box for contributions gratefully received is now at the back of the church. Come and join us and support your local community
Crafts, Baking, Tombola, etc
Contact: Susan Forsyth 01877387265

Sunday 10th June
Linkage Songs of Praise

Tuesday June 12th
Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open
Wednesday 20th June
The next meeting of Dunblane Area Council will take place at 18.30 at St James Dollar. This will be an opportunity to find out more about indoor and outdoor labyrinths. The evening will be concluded with supper and a service of Compline.

Wednesday July 18th
Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open
Saturday 28th July
Diocesan Pilgrimage in association with Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum
Details to follow

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

Friday 28th September
Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews.

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.