rectors Bulletin week commencing 1st February 2016


Inspires online

Inspires online, is the electronic newsletter from the Scottish Episcopal Church, produced on a fortnightly basis. The current edition includes a statement giving the background to the Columba Declaration.


This week

3rd February

10.00 St Andrew’s Holy Communion

19.00 Callander Guides Activity Evening

6th February 11.30am-12.15pm,

Friends of Perth Cathedral Music – Friends of Perth Cathedral Music (FPCM) are pleased to welcome back the Glenalmond College Musicians in concert at Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s, North Methven Street, Perth.  Tickets available at the door:  £5;  £3 Concessions;  £2 for FPCM members;  Accompanied children FREE.  Everybody welcome.

Sunday 7th February 2016  Sunday next before Lent

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander  



Luke 9:28-36

11.15 Aberfoyle



Luke 9:28-36

The Season of Lent

Lent is the solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of Christians that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is our preparation through prayer and self-denial for the joyful Festival of Easter. Its purpose is heightened in Holy Week, marking the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the New Testament beginning with Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday, which ultimately culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday 10th February 2016 ASH WEDNESDAY

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
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.



10.00 Callander

Sung Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday

John 8:1-11

 19.30 Aberfoyle

Taize Worship with Holy Communion

John 8:1-11

Future Notices

Lent Groups 2016

Unravelling the Old Testament

Who was Abraham? Why did the twelve tribes of Israel march through the desert for forty years? Who was Samuel and why did the people of Israel come to him? Who wrote the psalms? Do all the psalms say the same? How did the Old Testament influence Handel the 18th century composer? All will be revealed in the Lenten Study Groups comprising a series of illustrated sessions about the Old Testament


12.30 Sundays 21st and 28th February at St Mary’s Aberfoyle

19.30 Mondays 22nd and 29th February Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 6th March  Mothering Sunday