Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 24th February 2020

Notices for the week beginning 24th February

Ash Wednesday

This Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. There are Ash Wednesday services at St Andrews commencing 10.00 and a Taize service at St Mary’s starting at 18.30 Please note the earlier start time.

World Day of Prayer

This will take place at 14.00 on Friday 6th March at St Andrews. Further details from Sandra Connell

Easter Lily Fund

The Lily fund in both churches is now open

St Mary’s Business Forum

The next meeting of the St. Mary’s Business forum will take place at 7 o’clock on Tuesday 10 March. Tthe topic will be “What is my website for?”. There will be a presentation by Simon Ward of LDMA. Simon is building Aberfoyle’s website and this will be an opportunity to ask him how it will interact with your own website. As before there will be refreshments provided, and a donation of £2 will be requested to cover costs.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert series

The next in the series will take place at 15.00 on Sunday 15th March. Coro Vincenzo will be performing works including Faure’s Requiem


Luna, Roger or Sandra.


James Stirling

George Willis

Wednesday 26th February


10.00 Callander

John 8.1-11

18.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service. Please note earlier start time.

Sunday 1st March

Lent 1


Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,

and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:

give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;

and, as you know our weakness,

so may we know your power to save;

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

10.00 Callander


Rom. 5.12-19

Matt. 4.1-11

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 2.15-17;3.1-7

Rom. 5.12-19

Matt. 4.1-11

Wednesday 4thMarch

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.29-32

11.30 Killearn

Luke 11.29-32

Future Notices:

Saturday 28th March

11.00 – 13.00 St Ninians Cathedral Perth

Our Digital Church

This course is with the Digital Missioner of Glasgow and Galloway Diocese with the aim of improving the skills of those who look after the online presence of their churches. A step by step guide of best practices will be followed by a question and answer session. Booking via the Diocesan Office (01738 443173) please.

Holy Week and Easter Services

A diary of these services will be published in due course.

Saturday 13th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair 12 noon to 16.00

The annual Summer Fair takes place in the Information Office, Main Street, Aberfoyle. Please suggest to anyone you think might be interested in taking a table. Further details from Susan Forsyth.

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.