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Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 7th October 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 7th October 2019

Headlines

Harvest Festival Sunday

Both churches were beautifully decorated for the occasion; my thanks to all for their work and imagination. Thank you also for donations of food. There will be delivered to Start Up Stirling in the course of the week.  

St Andrews Christmas Fair (see below)

There are now boxes at the back of church to receive items for the raffle and tombola.

Linkage Confirmation.

There has been an encouraging response to the confirmation service to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is still invited to approach Richard.  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The Faerie Tree is providing a two-course lunch for £10. The options are: Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Drinks and coffee may be ordered separately. Details for booking the meal will be published in due course.

This week

Rotas

Callander

Peter Forrester

Amanda Smith

Aberfoyle

David Miller

Julie Edmonstone

This week

Wednesday 9th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.1-4

Thursday 10th October 

7.30 St Mary’s Vestry meets: agenda already circulated.

Sunday 13th October

Trinity 17

Collect

Almighty God,

you have made us for yourself,

and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:

pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,

and so bring us at last to your heavenly city

where we shall see you 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 & Reading

10.00 Callander

2. Kings 5.1-3,7-15c

2.Tim. 2.8-15

Luke 17.11-19

11.15 Aberfoyle

2. Kings 5.1-3,7-15c

2.Tim. 2.8-15

Luke 17.11-19

Wednesday 16th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.42-46

Future Notices:

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

also

Sunday 20th October

Gathering

This year’s Gathering takes on a new format with people from around the Diocese invited to gather at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, and finish with an Evensong to celebrate Bishop Ian’s first year in the Diocese. Arrivals are from 1.30 pm – bring a packed lunch if you wish – tea and coffee will be provided. Between 1.30 and 2.30 we have the opportunity to eat our lunches, take a guided tour of the newly refurbished Cathedral, browse and buy books form Cornerstone Bookshop Edinburgh (please bring cash if you would like to make purchases) or walk the indoor labyrinth. We will be welcomed at 2.30 pm by Bishop Ian and then get short tasters of a variety of projects and experiences that are being offered in our churches around the Diocese. The topics include young and old together, finding new resources, inspiring worship, community engagement, and lay ministries. To ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to hear about each topic, booking is not required for this year’s Gathering and we will rotate through the topics in turn. We will also learn new music for Evensong and hear Bishop Ian and a guest in conversation on a topical subject.. We expect to depart by 5.30 pm. Further information from Laurene MacKenzie: gathering@warpmail.net

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

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 Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews and followed by the next St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

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 St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

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.

Harvest Festival 2019

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 30th September 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 30th September

Headlines

Linkage Harvest Supper

Many thanks to all who came to the Supper, to the hostesses and those who prepared the Hall beforehand. A number of guests were entertained from other churches on what was a happy albeit noisy evening!

Harvest Festival will be celebrated this Sunday. Offerings of tinned produce which will later be delivered to Start Up Stirling. The charity is struggling to meet demand at present, so please be as generous as possible. Gifts in lieu will also be appreciated.

Linkage Confirmation.

There has been an encouraging response to the confirmation service to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is still invited to approach Richard.  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The Faerie Tree is providing a two-course lunch for £10. The options are: Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Drinks and coffee may be ordered separately. Details for booking the meal will be published in due course.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue, although hopefully the end is in sight. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

This week

Rotas

Callander

Peter Forrester

Amanda Smith

Aberfoyle

Robin and John Willis

Wednesday 2nd October

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.57-end

11.30 Killearn

Luke 9.57-end

Sunday 6th October

Trinity 16 Harvest Festival Sunday

Collect

Eternal God,

you crown the year with your goodness

and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season:

grant that we may use them to your glory,

for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being;

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 & Reading

10.00 Callander

2.Tim. 1.1-14

Matthew 6:24-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Hab. 1.1-4;2.1-4

2.Tim. 1.1-14

Matthew 6:24-end

Wednesday 9th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.1-4

Thursday 10th October 

7.30 St Mary’s Vestry meets: agenda already circulated.

Future Notices:

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

also

Sunday 20th October

Gathering

This year’s Gathering takes on a new format with people from around the Diocese invited to gather at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, and finish with an Evensong to celebrate Bishop Ian’s first year in the Diocese. Arrivals are from 1.30 pm – bring a packed lunch if you wish – tea and coffee will be provided. Between 1.30 and 2.30 we have the opportunity to eat our lunches, take a guided tour of the newly refurbished Cathedral, browse and buy books form Cornerstone Bookshop Edinburgh (please bring cash if you would like to make purchases) or walk the indoor labyrinth. We will be welcomed at 2.30 pm by Bishop Ian and then get short tasters of a variety of projects and experiences that are being offered in our churches around the Diocese. The topics include young and old together, finding new resources, inspiring worship, community engagement, and lay ministries. To ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to hear about each topic, booking is not required for this year’s Gathering and we will rotate through the topics in turn. We will also learn new music for Evensong and hear Bishop Ian and a guest in conversation on a topical subject.. We expect to depart by 5.30 pm. Further information from Laurene MacKenzie: gathering@warpmail.net

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

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 Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews and followed by the next St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

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 St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

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.

Linkage Bulletin forweek commencing 23rd September 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 23rd September

Headlines

Linkage Harvest Supper

This will take place on Friday 27th September.

As usual, this will be a Bring and Share Meal followed by a quiz. There will shortly be forms at the back of both churches for completion. Alternately, you can phone or email as below with your booking. It is asked that you provide something from the list below to serve six people.

Quiche – please specify type

Cold Meat -ditto-

Salad -ditto-

Pudding -ditto-

Wine -ditto-

Soft Drink – ditto

Please return a form or contact Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 emailfionagibson20@btinternet.com (Callander) or Melanie Grosse 01877 382887 mfg1754@gmail.com (Aberfoyle): there is still just time!

 PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES!

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard. meal

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue, although hopefully the end is in sight. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

This week

Rotas

Callander

Aberfoyle

Kate Joynson

Melanie Grosse

Wednesday 25th  September

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.1-6

Sunday 29th  September

Trinity 15

Bishop George Bell

Collect

Everlasting God,

you have ordained and constituted the ministries of angels and mortals in a wonderful order:

grant that as your holy angels always serve you in heaven,

so, at your command,

they may help and defend us on earth;

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 & Reading

10.00 Callander

Rev. 12.7-12

Heb. 1.5-end

Luke 10:1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Rev. 12.7-12

Heb. 1.5-end

Luke 10:1-12

Wednesday 2nd October

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.57-end

11.30 Killearn

Luke 9.57-end

Future Notices:

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 20th October

Gathering

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

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 Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

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.

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 16th October 2019

Linkage Harvest Supper

This will take place at 19.30 on Friday 27th September. Notifications of attendance please by this Saturday 21st September

As usual, this will be a Bring and Share Meal followed by a quiz. There will shortly be forms at the back of both churches for completion. Alternately, you can phone or email as below with your booking. It is asked that you provide something from the list below to serve six people.

Quiche – please specify type

Cold Meat -ditto-

Salad -ditto-

Pudding -ditto-

Wine -ditto-

Soft Drink – ditto

Please return a form or contact Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 emailfionagibson20@btinternet.com (Callander) or Melanie Grosse 01877 382887 mfg1754@gmail.com (Aberfoyle) by Friday 20th September.

 PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES!

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard. After the confirmation service, there will be a congregational lunch at the Faerie Tree, Main Street, Aberfoyle to give everyone a chance to meet the Bishop over lunch. This will be a two-course meal for £10. The options are: Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Drinks and coffee may be ordered separately.  Booking arrangements will follow in due course.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue, although hopefully the end is in sight. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

Saturday 21st September

Balfron High School Choir and the Strathendrick Singers are hosting a free ‘Come & Sing’ day in the High School.  This will include rehearsals and workshops, followed by a public concert at 5pm. Registration will be at 9.45am. There will be no charge to participate.  All are welcome from every age and ability range; no previous singing experience is necessary.
 
For those who have not experienced a ‘Come and Sing’ event before, the idea is to rehearse much loved repertoire from  scratch to a standard ready for performance for the public at the end of the day. The main purpose is to enjoy the experience of singing with others, learn more about singing and discover new music!
 
The impact of singing on our health & wellbeing is well-recognised, improving confidence, resilience, self-esteem and much more.  Come and experience a fun and stress-free day singing some of our greatest choral favourites in the company of both choirs.
 
Book a place now at
hello@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Rotas

Callander

Joan

Hilary

Fiona

Aberfoyle

Mark Seymour

John Dymond or substitute

This week

Wednesday 18th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 7.31-35

Sunday 22nd September

Trinity 14

The Feast of St Matthew

Collect

O Almighty God,

whose blessed Son called Matthew the tax collector

to be an apostle and evangelist:

give us grace to forsake the selfish pursuit of gain and the possessive love of riches

that we may follow in the way of your Son Jesus Christ,

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

Amos 8.4-7

1.Tim. 2.1-7

Mark 3:13-19

11.15 Aberfoyle

Amos 8.4-7

1.Tim. 2.1-7

Mark 3:13-19

Wednesday 25th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.1-6

Future notices

Friday 27th September 19.30 Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews (see above)

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Offerings of tinned produce much appreciated, please

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 20th October

 The Cathedral Gathering

An afternoon of shared experiences with others from across the Diocese. • Doors open 1.30pm (please bring your own packed lunch – tea, coffee, etc. provided) • Welcome from Bishop Ian at 2.30pm • Experience short tasters on: • young people in the church • worship that inspires • engaging with our communities • finding new resources • Bishop Ian and guest in conversation • Closing Evensong at 4.30pm

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall. Details to follow

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service at St Andrews

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Callander Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

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

Christmas Day

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 veget

Linkage Bulletin for 4 weeks commencing 19th August

‘The Linkage’

WEEKLY BULLETIN

for weeks beginning

19th August,

26th August,

2nd September

and

9th September 2019

Headlines

Mark Seymour who transmits The Linkage will shortly be away in Japan, which is why this issue spans four Sundays. We wish him well on his travels.

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

St Andrews

Father Jim McCruden RIP

A Japanese Cherry tree is to be planted in Father Jim’s memory in St Joseph’s garden together with a memorial plaque. Donations have been invited and can be given to Mike Luti at Churchfields Callander or via Richard.

Linkage Harvest Supper

This will take place on Friday 27th September.

As usual, this will be a Bring and Share Meal followed by a quiz. There will shortly be forms at the back of both churches for completion. Alternately, you can phone or email as below with your booking. It is asked that you provide something from the list below to serve six people.

Quiche – please specify type

Cold Meat -ditto-

Salad -ditto-

Pudding -ditto-

Wine -ditto-

Soft Drink – ditto

Please return a form or contact Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 emailfionagibson20@btinternet.com (Callander) or Melanie Grosse 01877 382887 mfg1754@gmail.com (Aberfoyle) by Friday 20th September.

 PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES!

Rotas

Callander

August

Ros

Roger

September

Joan

Hilary

Fiona

Aberfoyle

Sunday 25th August

Melanie Grosse

Kate Joynson

Sunday 1st September

David Miller

Julie Edmonstone

Sunday 8th September

Elizabeth Roads

Christopher Roads

Sunday 15th September

Jonny North

Jamie Parker

This week

Wednesday 21st August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.1-16

Sunday 25th August

Trinity 10

Bartholomew the Apostle

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace

truly to believe and to preach your word:

grant that your Church

may love that word which he believed

and may faithfully preach and receive the same;

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. 58.9b-end

Heb. 12.18-end

Luke 22:24-30

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 58.9b-end

Heb. 12.18-end

Luke 22:24-30

Week beginning 26th August

Wednesday 28th August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 23.27-32

Sunday 1st September

Trinity 11

Collect

Aberfoyle

Just and eternal God, we give you thanks for the stalwart faith and persistence of your servant William Wilberforce who, undeterred by opposition and failure, held fast to a vision of justice in which no child of yours might suffer in enforced servitude and misery. Grant that we, drawn by that same Gospel vision, may persevere in serving the common good and caring for those who have been cast down, that they may be raised up through Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

The baptism of Charlie Allott, Al and Peter Forrester’s grandson

11.15 Aberfoyle

William Wilberforce

Eccles. 10.12-18

Heb. 13.1-8,15-16

Matthew 14:24-26

Week beginning 2nd September

Wednesday 4th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 4.38-end

11.30 Killearn

Luke 4.38-end

Sunday 8th September

Trinity 12

Saints Monica and Augustine

Collect

Lord God, the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, and the strength of the hearts that serve you: Help us, following the example of your servant Augustine of Hippo, so to know you that we may truly love you, and so to love you that we may fully serve you, whom to serve is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Services & Reading

10.00 Callander

Deut. 30.15-end

Philem. 1-21

Luke 18.1-8

11.15 Aberfoyle

Deut. 30.15-end

Philem. 1-21

Luke 18:1-8

Week beginning Monday 9th September

Tuesday 10th September

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

19.00 Callander Vestry meeting in church

Wednesday 11th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 6.20-26

Saturday 14th September

10.00 – 16.00 St Mary’s Open Doors Day

Sunday 15th September

Trinity 13

Holy Cross Day

Collect

Almighty God,

who in the passion of your blessed Son

made an instrument of painful death

to be for us the means of life and peace:

grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ

that we may gladly suffer for his sake;

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

Luke 15.1-10

10.00 Callander

Exodus 32.7-14

1.Tim. 1.12-17

Luke 15.1-10

St Mary’s

Exodus 32.7-14

1.Tim. 1.12-17

Luke 15.1-10

St Andrews

14.00 – 16.00 Open Doors Day

St Mary’s

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Pure Brass – an abundance of boisterous brass music

Future notices

Saturday 21st September 

COME & SING DAY
 
Balfron High School Choir and the Strathendrick Singers are hosting a free ‘Come & Sing’ day in the High School.  This will include rehearsals and workshops, followed by a public concert at 5pm. Registration will be at 9.45am. There will be no charge to participate.  All are welcome from every age and ability range; no previous singing experience is necessary.
 
For those who have not experienced a ‘Come and Sing’ event before, the idea is to rehearse much loved repertoire from  scratch to a standard ready for performance for the public at the end of the day. The main purpose is to enjoy the experience of singing with others, learn more about singing and discover new music!
 
The impact of singing on our health & wellbeing is well-recognised, improving confidence, resilience, self-esteem and much more.  Come and experience a fun and stress-free day singing some of our greatest choral favourites in the company of both choirs.
 
Book a place now at
hello@strathendricksingers.org.uk

Friday 27th September 19.30 Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

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 Marys.

Sunday 17th November Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

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 veget

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 12th August 2019

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

St Andrews

Father Jim McCruden RIP

A Japanese Cherry tree is to be planted in Father Jim’s memory in St Joseph’s garden together with a memorial plaque. Donations have been invited and can be given to Mike Luti at Churchfields Callander or via Richard.

St Mary’s

Sunday 18th August

Sax Ecosse Saxophone Quartet playing music by Bach, Byrd, Galazunow and others

Linkage Harvest Supper

This will take place on Friday 27th September. Please note changed date.

As usual, this will be a Bring and Share Meal followed by a quiz. There will shortly be forms at the back of both churches for completion. Alternately, you can phone or email as below with your booking. It is asked that you provide something from the list below to serve six people.

Quiche – please specify type

Cold Meat -ditto-

Salad -ditto-

Pudding -ditto-

Wine -ditto-

Soft Drink – ditto

Please return a form or contact Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 email fionagibson20@btinternet.com (Callander) or Melanie Grosse 01877 382887 mfg1754@gmail.com (Aberfoyle) by Friday 20th September.

 PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES!

Rotas

Callander

Ros

Roger

Aberfoyle

George Willis

James Stirling

This week

Wednesday 14th August

No midweek service.

Sunday 18th August

Trinity 9

Collect

 Almighty God,

who sent your Holy Spirit

to be the life and light of your Church:

open our hearts to the riches of your grace,

that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit

in love and joy and peace;

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 & Reading

08.00 Balfron

Luke 12.35-40

10.00 Callander

Jer. 23.23-29

Heb. 11.29-12.2

Luke 12.35-40

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 23.23-29

Heb. 11.29-12.2

Luke 12.35-40

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert

Wednesday 21st August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.1-16


Future notices 

Tuesday 10th September 7.00 Callander Vestry meets

Saturday 14th September St Mary’s Open Doors Day 10.00-16.00

Sunday 15th September St Andrews Open Doors Day 14.00 – 16.00

Sunday 15th September St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pure Brass

Friday 27th September 19.30 Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews (Please note changed date)

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

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 Marys.

Sunday 17th November Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

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 5th August 2019

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

St Andrews

Father Jim McCruden RIP

A Japanese Cherry tree is to be planted in Father Jim’s memory in St Joseph’s garden together with a memorial plaque. Donations have been invited and can be given to Mike Luti at Churchfields Callander or via Richard.

St Mary’s

Sunday 18th August

Sax Ecosse Saxophone Quartet playing music by Bach, Byrd, Galazunow and others

Rotas

Callander

Ros

Roger

Aberfoyle

Mark Seymour

John Dymond

This week

Wednesday 7th August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 15.21-28

11.30 Killearn

Matt. 15: 21-28

Sunday 11th August

Trinity 8

Collect

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,

we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies

in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments;

that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,

we may be preserved in body and soul;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

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

Gen. 15.1-6

Heb. 11.1-3,8-16

Luke 12:13-21

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 15.1-6

Heb. 11.1-3,8-16

Luke 12.13-21

Wednesday 14th August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 18.15-20



Future notices 

Tuesday 10th September Callander Vestry meets

Saturday 14th September St Mary’s Open Doors Day 10.00-16.00

Sunday 15th September St Andrews Open Doors Day 14.00 – 16.00

Sunday 15th September St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pure Brass

Friday 4th October 19.30 Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

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 Marys.

Sunday 17th November Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

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

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 commening 29th July 2019

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

Rotas

Callander

Ros

Roger

Aberfoyle

Judith and Christopher Poulton

Wednesday 31st July

No 10.00 Callander service

Sunday 4th August

Trinity 7

Collect

Lord of all power and might,

the author and giver of all good things:

graft in our hearts the love of your name,

increase in us true religion,

nourish us with all goodness,

and of your great mercy keep us in the same;

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 & Reading

10.00 Callander

BCP

Col. 3.1-11

Luke 11:1-13

11.15 Aberfoyle

Eccles. 1.2,12-14;2.18-23

Col. 3.1-11

Luke 11:1-13

Wednesday 7th August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 15.21-28

Venue tba

11.30 Killearn

Matt. 15



Future notices 

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 22nd July 2019

WEEKLY BULLETIN

for w/b 22nd July 2019

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

A very successful concert took place yesterday given by Feis Fhiort: over 50 people attended. Thanks are due as ever to the Concert Committee for their unstinting efforts

St Mary’s Grounds

Mark Seymour has been painstakingly renewing parts of the iron railings before they fall into disrepair: thank you for this and for tending the garden

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Please note there will be no midweek service on Wednesday 31st July

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

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St Marys Sunday 28th July

The Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade

The Church Lads and Girl’s Brigade will make their customary visit and attend Church Parade in St Mary’s. This year, the Village Committee has invited the Brigade to participate in the Aberfoyle Gala Day. The Brigade will march from the Medical Centre at 13.30.

Rotas

Callander

Christine

Luna

Aberfoyle

Jonny North

Jamie Parker

Wednesday 24th July

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13.1-9

Friday 26 July in St Modoc’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Doune at 7.30pm.

Igor and Oleksiy, top class professional musicians from Ukraine (Kyiv Classic Accordionist Duo), are back performing and touring the UK this summer in aid of the Hippokrat Society in Northern Ukraine  – providing support and therapy for young adults damaged by Chernobyl fall-out. They play button accordions which together create a sound like a small orchestra.

The programme will feature great classical pieces in the first half – Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik,  Grieg:  Peer Gynt suite,  Vivaldi:  Summer from the Four Seasons

And music from Eastern Europe including Ukraine of course – and  perhaps a tango or two

There may also be a couple of operatic arias – accordion and bass voice. Refreshments are served at the interval, included in the ticket price.   Tickets are available from Philip Gaskell philipgaskell52@btinternet.com or 087980749972 and on the door. Tickets are £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and children

Sunday 28th July

Trinity 6

Collect (Callander)

God our redeemer,

who inspired William Wilberforce to witness to your love

and to work for the coming of your kingdom:

may we, who in this sacrament share the bread of heaven,

be fired by your Spirit to proclaim the gospel in our daily living

and never to rest content until your kingdom come,

on earth as it is in heaven;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Gen.18.20-32

Col. 2.6-15

Matthew 13:36-43

11.15 Aberfoyle

The Annual Camp Service for the Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade

Collect

Almighty and eternal God

to whom we must all give account:

guide with your spirit the Manchester Regiment

that it and its members may be faithful to the mind of Christ,

and seek in its purposes

to enrich our common life

through Jesus Christ our Lord

Amen

Readings

1 Samuel 3:1-10

Mark 9:33-37

Sidespersons: Please note change of Old Testament reading and the omission of the Epistle. Full instructions for the service will be given on the day.

13.30 Parade from the Surgery Car Park.

Wednesday 31st  July

No 10.00 Callander service


Future notices 

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 15th July 2019

WEEKLY LINKAGE BULLETIN

The Revd. Canon David Redwood RIP

With sadness, David’s death is announced. He served as Rector of St Andrew’s when Killin and Lochearnhead were attached to the parish between 1974-76.   Following a parish reorganisation, he continued to minister to St Andrew’s and St Modoc’s, Doune as a non-stipendiary minister along with St Mary’s, between 1978-85.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Sheila and the family. David’s funeral will take place at St Mary’s, Dunblane on Monday 22nd July with the time of the service to be confirmed.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

15.00 Sunday 21st July

Feis Fhiort

Gaelic Traditional music played by young musicians

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Please note there is no midweek service on Wednesday 17th July

St Andrews

Summerfest is being held in part at St Andrews for the next fortnight. A programme of events is available from most local shops in the town or through the internet.

St Andrews

The fact that Summerfest could be held at St Andrews has only been made possible by the herculean efforts of Peter Forrester and Hilary Gunkel in conjunction with the understanding of excellent contractors presently remedying the latest outbreak of Dry Rot in the Hall. The work is now at a half-way point and will continue after the Festival closes in a fortnight. A working party, including members of Stirling Baptist Church, undertook a cleaning operation to allow use of the Hall again. This dedication and effort by all concerned is greatly appreciated.

St Marys Sunday 28th July

The Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade

The Church Lads and Girl’s Brigade will make their customary visit and attend Church Parade in St Mary’s. This year, the Village Committee has invited the Brigade to participate in the Aberfoyle Gala Day. The Brigade will march from the Medical Centre at 13.30. At a time when Aberfoyle Vestry is considering its outreach to the wider community, this is an encouraging development.

Rotas

Callander

Christine

Luna

Aberfoyle

Elizabeth Roads

Christopher Roads

Wednesday 17th July

No midweek service

Sunday 21st July

Trinity 5

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:

hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,

that in their vocation and ministry

they may serve you in holiness and truth

to the glory of your name;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

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

Luke 10.38-end

10.00 Callander

Gen. 18.1-10a

Col. 1.15-28

Luke 10.38-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 18.1-10a

Col. 1.15-28

Luke 10.38-end

15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert series (see above)

Wednesday 24th July

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13.1-9

Sunday 28th

Friday 26 July in St Modoc’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Doune at 7.30pm.

Igor and Oleksiy, top class professional musicians from Ukraine (Kyiv Classic Accordionist Duo) , are back performing and touring the UK this summer in aid of the Hippokrat Society in Northern Ukraine  – providing support and therapy for young adults damaged by Chernobyl fall-out. They play button accordions which together create a sound like a small orchestra.

  • The programme will feature great classical pieces in the first half – Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik,  Grieg:  Peer Gynt suite,  Vivaldi:  Summer from the Four Seasons
  • And music from Eastern Europe including Ukraine of course – and  perhaps a tango or two

    There may also be a couple of operatic arias – accordion and bass voice. Refreshments are served at the interval, included in the ticket price.   Tickets are available from Philip Gaskell philipgaskell52@btinternet.com or 087980749972 and on the door.

     

Tickets are £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and children

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.