Rector’s Bulletin week ending 6th December 2015

Notices for week beginning Monday 29th November

 Headlines

 Please note: St Mary’s Annual meeting follows the morning service this Sunday.

 St Mary’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services

Is there anyone please who might volunteer to read at these services? Please contact Richard

St Andrew’s Cedar Tree

The tree has been a landmark at St Andrew’s for as long as the church has existed on the site possibly longer. Proposals of Marriage have been made beneath its canopy except sadly over the past three years this has contained progressively less foliage. Kindly passers-by have for some time been warning us of the tree’s decline. In view of this, specialist advice has been sought in view, of Health and Safety implications and the duty of the Vestry to be vigilant. The advice sadly confirms that the tree is now all but dead. We now have little alternative but to seek a second opinion from the National Park Tree Preservation Officer and at the same time submit an application for eventual removal.

Sunday 6th December 2015

Advent 2

O Lord, raise up we pray thee thy power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are sore let and hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
thy bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord,
to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit
be honour and glory, now and for ever.

 
   

Services and Readings:

10.00 Callander

Phil.1:3-11

Luke 3:1-6

11.15 Aberfoyle

Mal.3:1-4

Phil. 1:3-11

Luke 3:1-6

Followed by the Annual Parish Meeting

Tuesday 8th December 2015

17.00 Fellowship Group

Please phone Richard for confirmation of venue

Wednesday 9th December 2015

10.00 Callander

Matt.11:28-end

 Future Notices

 Sunday 13th December

 Friends of Perth Cathedral

Commencing at 3.00pm there will be An Afternoon of Advent Music and Readings.  Friends of Perth Cathedral Music (FPCM) are pleased to welcome back the Kirriemuir-based ensemble The STRATHMORE SINGERS in a concert of Advent Music and Readings at Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s, North Methven Street, Perth.  Music will include pieces by Palestrina, James MacMillan, Thomas Tallis, and more.  Tickets available at the door on the day – £10, £8 Concessions, £5 FPCM Members.

 Main Christmas Services in the Linkage

Sunday 20th December

8.00 Holy Communion Balfron

16.oo St Mary’s Carol Service

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service

Thursday 24th December

Christmas Eve

11.30 St Mary’s Midnight Service

Friday 25th December

Christmas Day

8.00 Holy Communion Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion St Andrew’s

11.15 Holy Communion St Mary’s