Notices for the weeks beginning 14th October 2019
Harvest Festival Sunday
Donations of food received last Sunday are now with Start Up Stirling. Gifts of food are gratefully received throughout the year. Please place gifts in the blue crate at the back of church
St Andrews Christmas Fair (see below)
There are now boxes at the back of church to receive items for the raffle and tombola.
This will be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. 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.
Loch Ard History Group.
The Loch Ard Local History Group which serves the communities of Stronachlachar, Inversnaid, Kinlochard and Aberfoyle was started in 1999 and is still going strong some twenty years later The group has met regularly since its inception and its activities centre on an annual Winter Programme that runs from October through to April/May, which comprises a monthly talk on a topic of local interest. The group also runs a local interest programme each December where members are invited to talk about an issue of historical research relevant to the local area. To mark the group’s 20th anniversary there will be an exhibition on the construction of Glasgow’s Water Supply on Sunday 27th October in Kinlochard Village Hall. This coincides with the 160th anniversary of Queen Victoria opening the first the Loch Katrine aqueducts Victoria on 14 October 1859
Judith and Christopher Poulton
Wednesday 16th October
14.00 St Andrews
Memorial Service: Pat Millen RIP
Sunday 20th October
St Luke the Evangelist
you called Luke the physician,
whose praise is in the gospel,
to be an evangelist and physician of the soul:
by the grace of the Spirit
and through the wholesome medicine of the gospel,
give your Church the same love and power to heal;
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
15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo
Sunday 20th October
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 23rd October
Saturday 9th November
10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall
Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday
10.00 Short Remembrance Service
10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Kirk
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
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
Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.
No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.