Linkage Bulletin for two weeks commencing 26th March 2018 and 2nd April 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 26th March and 2nd April 2018 



St Andrews

Notice is given that an Extraordinary Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday 1st April immediately following the conclusion of the Morning Service starting at 10.00. The purpose of the meeting will be to formally adopt a new Constitution for St Andrew’s Church and the consent of the congregation will be given or otherwise by show of hands.

Richard writes

St Andrews Church has since its inception been governed by a constitution. Any church constitution directs not only the day to day running of the parish but also other matters such as the relationship between the parish and incumbent.

From time to time the constitution requires updating to reflect changes, especially in Charity Law. Our existing constitution is some years old and now requires revision.

The model constitution which is the subject of our EGM is in a form currently recommended both by our Diocese and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. It has been adopted by other parishes in the Province.

No change or revision can be made to an existing constitution without the consent of the congregation. This is the reason for the EGM.

Every effort has been made to circulate copies of the model constitution by email. Paper copies are available at the back of church for inspection. Should you still require sight of a copy, please contact me immediately and I will see that this reaches you.

If you have queries or issues regarding the matter, may I ask please that you raise these with me beforehand rather than wait for the meeting? By this means the EGM will be as brief and unobtrusive as possible.


St Mary’s

Proposed new hymn books

The sampler has now been published and will be used for the first time on Sunday 8th April.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Amanda Smith

Cath Adie

All housebound

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.

St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Easter

Sides persons April: Peter, Joan and Christine


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Easter

Sides persons:

Kate and Peter Joynson


Holy Week

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall

Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper

Friday 30th March

Good Friday


10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion in words and music

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall


Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Lord of all life and power,

who through the mighty resurrection of your Son

overcame the old order of sin and death

to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin

and alive to you in Jesus Christ,

may reign with him in glory;

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit

be praise and honour, glory and might,

now and in all eternity.


08.00 Balfron

John 20.1-18

10.00 Callander

Acts 10.34-43

Isa. 25.6-9

John 20.1-18

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 10.34-43

Isa. 25.6-9

John 20.1-18


Wednesday 4th April 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 24.13-35

11.30 Killearn

Luke 24.13-35


Sunday 8th April

The Second Sunday of Easter


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ros Grant

Sides persons April: Peter, Joan and Christine


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Easter

Sides persons: George Willis and Mark Seymour



Almighty Father,

you have given your only Son to die for our sins

and to rise again for our justification:

grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness

that we may always serve you

in pureness of living and truth;

through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ 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

Acts 4.32-35

1.John 1.1-2.2

John 20.19-end


11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 4.32-35

1.John 1.1-2.2

John 20.19-end


Tuesday 10th April 2018

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie


Wednesday 11th April 2018

10.00 Callander

John 3.16-21

Future Notices


15.00 Sunday 15th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!


19.30 Friday 20th April

Aberfoyle Vestry meets


19.30 Thursday 26th April

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Practices will be held at Buchlyvie School Hall. Dr Hamish MacLaren, , will be the guest speaker. The talk will be followed by refreshments and a short Annual General Meeting


19.30 Saturday 28th April

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL

Artlink central

Art Exhibition and refreshments including a musical performance.

Special guests

Crawford Logan Master of Ceremonies

Kenneth Reid Tenor

Penelope Cousland mezzo soprano

Nick Morris bass

Tim Dean accompanist

Tickets available from 01786 450971


Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle


Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

Detail to follow.

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




Cleaning products

Household goods –  good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.