Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 12th June 2017


Notices for week beginning 12th June 2017 



Saturday 17th June 

St Mary’s Summer Fair

12.00 to 16.00

Aberfoyle Tourist Centre

Tombola Crafts Baking Pottery Plants and representatives of local groups

Gifts of items for the tombola would be appreciated and can be left in church


Bishop David invites you to his farewell eucharist on the 25th June and writes


‘Dear Friends,


I’ve become a student of the journey towards retirement.  The first key concept seems to be that of ‘ending well’ – giving thanks for what has been so that the diocese can move forward into the next stage of its life.  We have shared much together – wonderful times and difficult times – and all part of the story of God’s dealing with us.  We need to affirm and celebrate that – and to commit the future life of the diocese to God.


The service also marks the 40th Anniversary of my ordination as a priest – at heart we all share that journey of vocation and ministry’.

Sunday 18th June

15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Baba Yaga

Talented musicians Gwen Sinclair and Karen Dufour are award winning and experienced performers. They have both played with orchestras and chamber groups in Europe and the UK. Together, they have forged an exciting musical partnership discovering new and original repertoire for saxophone and harp.

At the concert, they will be taking advantage of the varied sound colours from this unusual combination of instruments to explore Mussorgsky’s masterwork ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ in a new and unique way. They will also be playing “Notturno for alto saxophone and harp by Gustav Bumcke. Tickets for all concerts are £10

For your prayers

Our nation at this time of uncertainty

Those away and those visiting the area on holiday

Those recovering from operations Ros Ford and Alan Clarke

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election

St Andrews Rota

Flowers: Ailsa

Readers and sides persons:

Roger and Amanda


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Rozzie Parker

Readers and sides persons:

David Miller and Melanie Grosse


This week

Tuesday 13th June

14.00 at Luss Church “Pacific Coast Sound” of Acapella Singers from Canada and the USA, all welcome.


NO Fellowship Group this month.


Wednesday 14th June

10.00 Callander

Matt. 5.17-19


Saturday 17th June 

St Mary’s Summer Fair

12.00 to 16.00

See above

 Sunday 18th June  Trinity 1

 O God,
the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers
and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
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.




8.00 Balfron

Matt. 9.35-10.8

10.00 Callander

Exod. 19.2a-8a

Rom. 5.1-8

Matt. 9.35-10.8

11.15 Aberfoyle

Exod. 19.2a-8a

Rom. 5.1-8

Matt. 9.35-10.8


Our friends at St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Balfron have kindly invited any member of our congregations to a 150th Anniversary Celebration Mass with His Grace, Leo Cushley Archbishop of St. Andrew’s & Edinburgh followed by a Family BBQ and planting Tree of Life. The service starts at 11.00.


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


Saturday 24th June from 10am to 4pm. 

Community Action Plan launch

Kinlochard Village Hall and Aberfoyle Memorial Hall from 10am to 4pm.


Sunday 25th June

14.00 – 17.00

Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The solar panel greenhouse watering system and solar pond aerator will be of special interest.


18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral


7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Or contact Richard for further details.

Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander


St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November


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.