Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 13th January 2020

Notices for the week beginning 13th January

Tuesday 14th January

St Mary’s Business Forum (see below)

The next Third Sunday at Three Concert will take place on Sunday 19th January. The artists are Sarah Harrington and Stephen Adam ‘cello and piano.

Programme:      

The Swan, Saint Saens
Tango, Albeniz
Valse Triste, Sibelius
Vocalise, Rachmaninov
Apres un Reve, Faure
Pavanne Pour une Infante Defunte, Ravel
Unaccompanied Bach; Gigue from 1st Suite
Cello Sonata by Diana Hamilton.

Rotas

Callander

Sandra or Peter

Aberfoyle

Robin and John Willis

 This week

Tuesday 14th January

The inaugural meeting of the St. Mary’s Business Forum will be held on Tuesday 14th January at 7.00 p.m. This is a networking forum for people who run their own business, or who would like to run their own business, in Strathard. Its aim is to nurture Strathard’s businesses and so encourage the prosperity of the community.

Entrance is free, and refreshments will be provided.

The forum will meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. The inaugural meeting will be an interactive session to set down the parameters of the forum. Subsequent meetings will be ‘themed’ with a topic of use to the forum. February’s will be digital marketing, led by Ewan Andersen from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Ewan is also head of digital marketing at recruitment firm Eden Scott.

Wednesday 15th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1.29-39

Friday 17th January

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 19th January

Epiphany 2

Collect

Almighty God,

in Christ you make all things new:

transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,

and in the renewal of our lives

make known your heavenly glory;

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

08.00 Balfon

John 1.29-42

10.00 Callander

Isa. 49.1-7

1.Cor. 1.1-9

John 1.29-42

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 49.1-7

1.Cor. 1.1-9

John 1.29-42

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert series (see above)

Wednesday 22nd January

No midweek service: Clergy Conference

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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 6th January 2020

Notices for the week beginning 6th January 2020

Good wishes for the New Year

The next Third Sunday at Three Concert will take place on Sunday 19th January. The artists are Sarah Harrington and Stephen Adam ‘cello and piano.

Programme:       

The Swan, Saint Saens
Tango, Albeniz
Valse Triste, Sibelius
Vocalise, Rachmaninov
Apres un Reve, Faure
Pavanne Pour une Infante Defunte, Ravel
Unaccompanied Bach; Gigue from 1st Suite
Cello Sonata by Diana Hamilton.

Rotas

Callander

Sandra or Peter

Aberfoyle

Mark Seymour

Melanie Grosse

 This week

Wednesday 8th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 6.34-44

Thursday 9th January

11.00 St Andrews

The funeral of James MacDonald

Sunday 12th January

Epiphany 1

Collect

Eternal Father,

who at the baptism of Jesus

revealed him to be your Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,

that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;

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

Isa.42.1-9

Acts 10.34-43

Matt. 3.13-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa.42.1-9

Acts 10.34-43

Matt. 3.13-end

Wednesday 15th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 1.29-39

Friday 17th January

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 30th December 2019

Notices for the week beginning 30th December

Good wishes for the New Year when it comes!

A word of thanks to all who made the Advent and Christmas services possible. Your assistance as always much valued and appreciated.

Thanks also to those who contributed to the Start Up boxes in church.

Rotas

Callander

Sandra or Peter

Aberfoyle

James Stirling and George Willis

 This week

Wednesday 1st January

No midweek services

Sunday 5th January

Epiphany

Collect

O God,

who by the leading of a star

manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:

mercifully grant that we,

who know you now by faith,

may at last behold your glory face to face;

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

BCP

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 60.1-6

Eph. 3.1-12

Matt. 2.1-12

Wednesday 8th January

10.00 Callander

Mark 6.34-44

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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

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Aid to the Church in Need

n a special Christmas video message recorded for Aid to the Church in Need’s website, HRH The Prince of Wales has reached out to suffering Christians and assured them of his prayers.

In his message, His Royal Highness describes meeting a Syrian Sister and a priest from Sri Lanka before highlighting the recent suffering of Christians in both countries.

He describes the Sister’s work in Aleppo reaching out to Christians and others, providing them with emergency help and supporting them in prayer.

The Prince goes on to reference the findings of ACN’s Persecuted and Forgotten? A report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2017-19, which showed the precarious position of Middle East Christians.

He states the report’s finding that within a decade up to two-thirds of Christians have fled Syria and that in Iraq, the faithful have dwindled by up to 90 percent within a generation. 

Over the Christmas period, please spare a thought for our suffering brothers and sisters in Christ and join His Royal Highness in saying a prayer for them.
 

To watch the video, read our news story, and the video transcript, please click here:

Link to Video of HRH The Prince of Wales Christmas message

Linkage Bulletin for two weeks commencing 16th december 2019

Notices for the week beginning 16th  December for a fortnight

Christmas greeting when it comes!

Rotas

Callander

Luna Faulds- Baird

Aberfoyle

24th December

Christopher and Elizabeth Roads

25th December

Christopher and Elizabeth Roads, Mark Seymour

29th December

Mark Seymour

John Dymond

This week

Wednesday 18th December

Matthew 1:18-24

Thursday 19th December

14.15 St Joseph’s Callander

Christmas respite with music, readings meditation and prayer

All welcome

Friday 20th December

AM Christmas decoration team in church

Saturday 21st December

AM Choir rehearsing

Sunday 22nd December

Advent 4

Collect

God our redeemer,

who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,

so we may be ready to greet him

when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services

10.00 Callander

Isaiah 7:10-16

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18 – end

11.15 Aberfoyle

No morning service

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

23.30 Aberfoyle

Collect

Almighty God,

you make us glad with the yearly remembrance

of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:

grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer,

so we may with sure confidence behold him

when he shall come to be our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

2.Sam. 7.1-5,8-11

Acts 13.16-26

Luke 1.67-79

Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Collect

Almighty God,

you have given us your only-begotten Son

to take our nature upon him

and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin:

grant that we, who have been born again

and made your children by adoption and grace,

may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;

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.

08.00 Balfron

Luke 2. 1-14

10.00 Callander

Isa. 9.2-7

Titus 2.11-14

Luke 2. 1-14

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 9.2-7

Titus 2.11-14

Luke 2. 1-14

Sunday 29th December

1st Sunday of Christmas

Collect

Almighty God,

who wonderfully created us in your own image

and yet more wonderfully restored us

through your Son Jesus Christ:

grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,

so we may share the life of his divinity;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

10.00 Callander

Isa. 63.7-9

Heb. 2.10-end

Matt. 2.13-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 63.7-9

Heb. 2.10-end

Matt. 2.13-end

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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 2nd December 2019 with St Marys’ AGM Agenda

Notices for the week beginning 2nd December until Christmas Eve

Service timetable for December

Sunday 8th December

Normal timetable

Sunday 15th December

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle

18.30 Carol Service at Callander

Sunday 22nd December

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

No service at Aberfoyle

16.00 Aberfoyle Carol Service

Linkage

Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The Diocesan Newsletter is available online via the Diocesan Website www.standrews.anglican.org   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

Christmas Service Readers – St Mary’s

Volunteers are required please for sides persons/readers for the Midnight Service and Christmas Day. Names to Richard, please.

Rotas

Sunday 8th December

Callander

John Champness

Aberfoyle

Judith and Christopher Poulton

Sunday 15th December

Callander

No morning service

Aberfoyle

Elizabeth and Christopher Roads

Sunday 22nd December

Callander

Luna Faulds- Baird

Aberfoyle

No morning service

Wednesday 4th Dec

10.00 Callander

11.30  Killearn

Matt.15.29-37

Sunday 8th December

Advent 2

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power

and come among us,

and with great might succour us;

that whereas, through our sins and wickedness

we are grievously hindered

in running the race that is set before us,

your bountiful grace and mercy

may speedily help and deliver us;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honour and glory, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Isa. 11.1-10

Rom. 15.4-13

Matt. 3.1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 11.1-10

Rom. 15.4-13

Matt. 3.1-12

following the morning service at 11.15, St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting. The Agenda is at the foot of this Post

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at the Cathedral 

19.00 Gartmore Village Hall

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

The concert will feature Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be provided in the interval

Tickets (£10, £3 for children) at the door or from choir members

Contact Amy Anderson at  secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk or Colin Cameron at media@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Tuesday 10th December

17.00 Croftamie – Fellowship Group

Wednesday 11th December

10.00 Callander

Matt. 11.28-end

Sunday 15th December

Advent 3

Collect

O Lord Jesus Christ,

who at your first coming sent your messenger

to prepare your way before you:

grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries

may likewise so prepare and make ready your way

by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,

that at your second coming to judge the world

we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;

for you are alive and reign with the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services

8.00 Balfron

Matthew 11:2-11

10.00 Callander

No morning service

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isaiah 35:1-10

James 5:7-10

Matthew 11:2-11

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

As above

Wednesday 18th December

Matthew 1:18-24

Thursday 19th December

14.15 St Joseph’s Callander

Christmas respite with music, readings meditation and prayer

All welcome

Sunday 22nd December

Advent 4

Collect

God our redeemer,

who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,

so we may be ready to greet him

when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services

10.00 Callander

Isaiah 7:10-16

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18 – end

11.15 Aberfoyle

No morning service

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

Future Notices

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.


St Mary’s ANNUAL MEETING

To be held in the Church on 8th December 2019

Following the 11.15 am Morning Service

Agenda

 

1.   Apologies

2.   Minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting – held on 9th December 2018

3.   Rectors and Vestry Report

4.   Presentation of Accounts 2018/2019

5.   Lay Representative’s Report

6.   Vestry Membership and Appointment of Lay Representative

      and Alternate Lay Representative (Canon 63)

7.   Appointment & Retiral – Members of the Vestry

8.    Children and Vulnerable Adults

9.   Any other business (including Matters Arising that have not already       

      been discussed)

10. Date of Next Meeting – 6th December 2020


Mark Seymour, Secretary to the Vestry

Tel: 01786 870710 

 e-mail: secretary@stmarychurchaberfoyle.org.uk

Bishop Ian visits St Mary’s 17th November 2019

Bishop Ian came to St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November 2019. His first visit to the Linkage since his institution (almost a year ago) as Bishop of The Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

Sunday was a linkage service, jointly with St Andrews, in order to confirm 7 members of our congregations in their Anglican faith. Indeed one of the candidates was Christened at the service, prior to confirmation.


So a big thank you to Bishop Ian for coming to the linkage. It was a joy to meet him and have his views

Bishop Ian with our Rector, Richard Grosse – 17th November 2019

Linkage Bulletin for two weeks commencing 18th November 2019

Notices for the week beginning 18th November for a fortnight

Stirling Street Pastors

Open Afternoon invitation

Sunday 24th November

14.00 -15.30

St Andrews Church Hall

Come along and meet members of the team and find out more what Street Pastors do in Stirling. There will be information available about upcoming training opportunities.

For more information: Morag Hendry coordinator 07545527511 or stirling@streetpastors.org.uk

St Andrews Christmas Fair

Thank you everyone for hard work and commitment that made the Fair held on the 9th November run so smoothly and raise a total of £1379.45.

Confirmation Sunday

Thank you to those who made the Confirmation Service on the 17th November a memorable occasion. A special thanks to those who decorated the church and organised the lunch.

Third Sunday at Three Concerts

The last of the 2019 season of Third Sunday at Three concerts took place yesterday and, as always, the standard of performance was remarkable. This gives the opportunity to acknowledge the work and dedication of the Concert Committee throughout this year. The new series begins on the 19th January 2020

 
Notice of Annual Parish Meetings

Notice of any matter to be added to the meeting agendas must be clearly notified in writing to the respective Vestry Secretaries within seven clear days of the date of the meeting to which the matter relates.

St Andrew’s Callander 10.00 Sunday 1st December

St Mary’s Aberfoyle following the morning service on Sunday 8th December

Changes of Service timetable for December

Sunday 1st December

No morning service at Aberfoyle

11.15 Joint Linkage Service at Callander for Advent

Sunday 8th December

Normal timetable

Sunday 15th December

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle

18.30 Callander Carol Service

Sunday 22nd December

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

No service at Aberfoyle

16.00 Aberfoyle Carol Service

Linkage

Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The first issue of the Diocesan Newsletter will be available online via the Diocesan Website www.standrews.anglican.org   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

The next fortnight

Rotas for 24th November

Callander

John

Sandra

Aberfoyle

John Dymond

Mark Seymour

No rota required for the 1st December

Wednesday 20th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 19.11-28

Sunday 24th November

Christ the King

 Sunday before Advent

Collect

Eternal Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Reading

10.00 Callander

Jer. 23.1-6

Col. 1.11-20

Luke 23.33-43

11.15 Aberfoyle

Mal. 4.1-2a

2. Thess. 3.6-13

Luke 21.5-19

Wednesday 27th November

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

Sunday 1st December 

Advent Sunday

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Collect

Almighty God,

give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day,

when he shall come again in his glorious majesty

to judge the living and the dead,

we may rise to the life immortal;

through him who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Future Notices

Sunday 8th December 

following the morning service at 11.15, St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at the Cathedral 

19.00 Gartmore Village Hall

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

The concert will feature Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be provided in the interval

Tickets (£10, £3 for children) at the door or from choir members

Contact Amy Anderson at  secretary@strathendricksingers.org.uk or Colin Cameron at media@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Sunday 15th December

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service. No morning service at St Andrews.

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

As above

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 4th November 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 4th November 2019

This bulletin covers two weeks detailing change of service times and venues for two Sundays 10th and 17th November

St Andrews

Callander Kirk Guild has invited members of St Andrews to the Open Meeting to be held on Thursday 14th November. The speaker will be Tamsin Dingwall who is the Callander Kirk Youth Worker. Names please to Sandra Connell.

Linkage

Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at marybates@btinternet.com and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The first issue of the Diocesan Newsletter will be available online via the Diocesan Website www.standrews.anglican.org   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

Wednesday 6th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 14.25-33

11.30 Killearn

Luke 14.25-33

19.30 Wednesday 6th November

 At the next meeting of the Loch Ard Local History Group, first cousins Marjory Brown and Ann Wallace born in Drumlean between Kinlochard and Aberfoyle will reminisce about World War 2. The war featured as a major part of their childhood. In conversation with Joyce Kelly, they will recall what it meant growing up at that time. The discussion will include memories of evacuees in the area, the arrival of American and British soldiers, and how VE day was recognised. Their first-hand childhood experience of testing gas masks will be equally interesting! This is one of those rare experiences not to be missed. Venue is Kinlochard Village Hall starting at 7.30 pm in Wednesday 6th November. Further details from Joyce Kelly-secretary on 01877 387292 or James Kennedy-chairman on 01877 387201.

19.30 Thursday 7th November.
Doctor’s Choir

A concert being held at Callander Kirk with tickets priced at £5.00 with refreshments available at the door. In addition, there will be items played by Callander Brass. All proceeds to Strathcarron Hospice.

Saturday 9th November

 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall commencing 10.00

Sunday 10th November

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service without Communion

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Mary’s.

Wednesday 13th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 17.11-19

Thursday 14th November

14.00 Callander Kirk Guild Open meeting

Sunday 17th November

Confirmation Sunday.

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at St Andrews

11.15 Confirmation Service at St Mary’s. Please come and support the candidates as well as meeting Bishop Ian for his first visit to the Linkage. The service will be followed by a Linkage Lunch at the Faerie Tree Main Street Aberfoyle commencing at 13.00. The lunch needs to be pre-ordered. There is an application form at the foot of this Bulletin or paper order to be returned to Richard please by Sunday 10th November. After lunch:

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The multi-talented musician, Calum Robertson is welcomed back to Aberfoyle with soprano Sally Carr, trumpeter Christopher Roberts and timpanist, Thomas Lowe. They are all successful young musicians, educated in Scotland and recipients of prestigious prizes and awards. They will be playing a very interesting and varied programme including music by Boyce, Handel and Burgon.

Future Notices:

 Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December 

following the morning service at 11.15, St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service 

Sunday 15th December

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service. No morning service at St Andrews.

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

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Application form

Linkage Congregational Luncheon Sunday 17 November following the Confirmation Service

The Faerie Tree, Main Street Aberfoyle.

Menu:

Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Soup, drinks, and coffee may be ordered separately. All options are gluten-free.

To book your place, complete this proforma and return it by Sunday 10 November please to Richard:

Name:

Please tick your options and indicate additional number of meals required.

Main Course: Roast gammon

or

Vegetable Curry

or

Haddock & Chips

Pudding:

Apple Crumble

or

Fruit Salad and Ice Cream