Notices for week beginning 11th September 2017
St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series
15.00 Sunday 17th September
Alastair Savage and Friends
Scottish fiddle music old and new
Entry by donation.
We are planning to hold a Harvest Supper and Quiz for both parishes at St Andrews on Friday 29th September.
Could you please let Fiona Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01877 331926) as soon as possible whether you are likely to attend and what you might be able to bring. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. This is quiche, cold meat, a salad, a pudding, wine or a soft drink. Paper copies of this notice can be found in both churches should you prefer. Closing date for notification Friday 22nd September, please.
The Chesney Trust
Many members of our congregation will recall Janet Chesney and her remarkable work in Malawi. Dr John Dymond, a member of St Mary’s, is heavily involved with the trust in Scotland and has kindly provided this update of news.
‘The builders have been busy at our girls’ boarding school in Engcongolweni, Malawi, as they complete the head mistress’s house plus a small teacher’s house so that eight of the ten staff can now be housed on campus, in time for the start of the new school year. They will then move on to finish the physics and biology laboratories, for which we have the funding. Our kitchen/dining hall building was constructed this year and we just await the result of an application for a grant to fit out the kitchen. Janet Chesney still lives in Mzuzu and oversees the project, now in its twelfth year.
The school roll remains at 160, with forty girls in each of the four forms. We were delighted to learn that 11 of those who finished school in 2015 will be taking up places at universities in Malawi this month, and we look forward to hearing the results within a few weeks of the Form 4 girls who sat the Malawi School Certificate examination this summer. Last November, the school choir took first place, out of 11, in a competition for northern region schools.
We are extremely grateful to Vestry for the donations made over the years, and for the support of the two congregations’.
For your prayers
Margie Stephen, Alastair Gardner and Evelyn Nicolson recovering from illness
For Janet Chesney and all who support her work
Christine Ffinch and her family mourning the recent death of her daughter-in-law.
Those away and those visiting the area on holiday
For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election
St Andrew’s Rota
Readers and sides persons:
Ros and Roger
St Mary’s Rota
Flowers: Susan Forsyth
Readers and sides persons:
Michael Forsyth and Jonny North
Tuesday 12th September
17.00 Fellowship Group meets
19.30 Callander Vestry meets
Wednesday 13th September
Sunday 17th September
The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
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
Wednesday 20th September
Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander (see above)
Friday 29th September
Clare Cushing of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron writes
‘The Balfron Community Choir , (which originally grew from the church choir in Balfron Church) are coming to perform at St. Anthony’s. Although this is not an official ecumenical event, I thought it might be nice if everyone who has a link with St. Anthony’s or a link through the churches in Balfron area felt welcome to come along to the concert.
The concert will start at 7:30 and will contain a variety of repertoire to suit everyone, from Mozart to les Mis and lots in between !
Tickets are £4 and £2 and can be purchased from Balfron Library, Mac Farlanes (Hardware) in Balfron, or from me on 07726941407’
19.00 Saturday 30th September
Music for a While A musical delight for voice and harpsichord/organ Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano Alistair Warwick harpsichord / organ Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Schütz Bringt her dem Herren Ich will den Herren loben allezeit John Clerk Dic mihi saever puer Purcell Hark! How all things Evening Hymn Music for a While Dido’s Lament (Dido and Aeneas) Händel Mi lusingar il dolce afetto (Alcina) Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) Dopo notte (Ariodante) Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church Albert Road, Stirling More details: www.holytrinitystirling.org/music.htm musicinstirling.org
St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November
Sunday 3rd December
10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday 10th December
Following the morning service: Aberfoyle 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
Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.
No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.