Linkage Bulletin for 2 weeks commencing 9th May 20176

Notices for the period 9th to 23rd May

Headlines

 Please note that this issue covers a fortnight or two Sundays.

Sunday 15th May

Dun Dubh Garden, on Loch Ard will be open under the Scottish Gardens Scheme this Sunday afternoon. Yellow notices will direct you

15th – 21st May is Christian Aid Week

 Saturday 14th May

Callander Filling Station meets at Deli Ecosse from 18.30 -20.30. Speaker The Revd Jim Brown

Sunday 15th May 2016 WHIT SUNDAY or PENTECOST

In the New Testament, Pentecost was the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–31. and therefore in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating this occasion. For this reason, Pentecost is described by some Christians as the “Birthday of the Church The Pentecostal movement of Christianity derives its name from this New Testament event, as the movement emphasizes direct personal experience with God, akin to the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

Collect

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

John 14:8-17

10.00 Callander

Gen. 11:1-9

Acts 2:1-21

John 14:8-17

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 11:1-9

Acts 2:1-21

John 14:8-17

 

Tuesday 17th May

St Andrew’s Vestry Meeting has been postponed until a date to be notified.

Wednesday 18th May 2016

10.00 Callander

Mark 9:38-40

 

13.15 Callander Primary School visit to St Andrew’s Church

Saturday 21st May

Diocesan Evensong -, a special Choral Evensong to coincide with the Perth Festival of the Arts fortnight will take place in the Cathedral between 4.30pm – 5.30pm. After the service afternoon tea will be available from 5.30pm – 6pm in the Chapter House.   A warm invitation is extended to all congregations to come to the service and tea party (no charge but a donation to the Cathedral Restoration Appeal would be appreciated).

Sunday 22nd May 2016  Trinity Sunday

Pope Gregory IX instituted Trinity Sunday in 828 AD. This day is known for being the only major Christian festival that celebrates a church doctrine rather than an event in its sacred history. It is dedicated to the Christian belief in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The belief of one God in three elements is a distinctive of the Christian faith but the early church was plagued by contrary views. Trinity Sunday spread throughout the western church around the 14th century

Collect

 Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Prov. 8:1-4,22-31

Romans 5:1-5

John 16:12-15

11.15 Aberfoyle

Prov. 8:1-4,22-31

Romans 5:1-5

John 16:12-15

Future Notices

Wednesday 25th May 2016

10.00 Callander

Mark 10:32-45

 

Saturday 18th June St Mary’s Summer Fete

Noon until 16.00 at Aberfoyle Tourist Office

Please take a table and sell your wares crafts, produce, bric a brac etc. Contact Susan Forsyth 01877 387265 ladyforsyth@btinternet.com

St Andrew’s Charity Concert

Details to follow