Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 13th March 2017

Notices for week beginning 13th March 2017 



St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three


Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm 

Pippa Reid- Foster – Harp and Clarsach

Pippa is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is not only an accomplished performer and composer but is also passionate about passing on her skills to a new generation of musicians and composers. Alongside her hectic performance schedule and her teaching practice, together with fellow clarsach player, Heather Downie, she runs ‘Harp Bazaar’, a popular workshop which covers all things harp related including regular clarsach workshops and courses for both children and adults in venues around Scotland. Pippa will be joined by her mother – an accomplished violinist.


St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Susan Forsyth asks that you publicise this event as widely as possible and its date Saturday 17th June. We are particularly interested in offering potential stallholders spaces for the day.

Easter Lily funds

Carol Seymour, the flower rota convenor at St Mary’s writes

‘The flower ladies give their time and flowers over the years to make St Mary’s look cheerful.  I feel sorry that it is mostly them who donate to the lily fund and hope others can be kind and donate to support the flower ladies who do so much at Easter, Christmas, Harvest Festival making the church look wonderful

Any extra money will be kept for buying Oasis, candles at Christmas and the Advent wreath and only this year the Easter Eggs which can be safely kept for another year’.


Heather Swaine the convenor at St Andrew’s will also welcome similar donations in the box at the back of church for that purpose.

For your prayers

Those in hospital: Rozzie and Jamie Parker’s granddaughter recovering from surgery

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and John Champness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election

St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Roslynn Grant

Roger Bradley


St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Julie Edmonstone

Melanie Grosse


This week

Tuesday 14th March

17.00 Fellowship Group- Croftamie

19.30 Callander – Vestry


Wednesday 15th March

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.17-28


19.30 Friday 17th March

St Anthony’s Church Balfron 150th Anniversary

Ceilidh, Supper, BYOB

McLintock Hall Balfron

Tickets £8.00 and children under 12 £5.00 avaialbe from Fiona Martin or Ray Power 07818112702

Proceeds to Mary Meals Charity Partner

Future Notices

Sunday 19th March

The Third Sunday of Lent

Almighty God,
whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified:
mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other than the way of life and peace;
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

08.00 Balfron

John 4.5-42

10.00 Callander  


Rom. 5.1-11

John 4.5-42

11.15 Aberfoyle


Rom. 5.1-11

John 4.5-42

No Lent Group today

15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series


Sunday 26th March

The fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 26th March   7pm   Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers 40th Anniversary Concert

To celebrate 40 years of singing, the choir will be performing Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata Carmina Burana, and the premiere of a new work written specially for the choir by Aran Browning, a very talented young graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Tickets £10 from choir members, at the door, or email


Sunday 2nd April

Passion Sunday

Sunday 9th April

Palm Sunday

Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering

Sunday 25th June

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

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.

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.