Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 4th December 2017

Notices for week beginning 4th December 2017 


 Many thanks to all who participated in the Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews yesterday.


For your prayers

The Harrison and Cowderoy families mourning the death of Iain Harrison

Evelyn Nicolson

The Stirling and Trafford families

Mary Bates

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner a representative on that committee.

Week beginning 4th December


 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Advent

Sides persons





St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Advent

Sidespersons: Kate and Peter Joynson

Wednesday 6th December 19.30 Loch Ard  History Group at Kinlochard James Kennedy writes

Although it is our Christmas “Members Night” with mince pies and some mulled wine, the Loch Local History Group are more than happy if any of you would like to come along to the evening which could not get more local. The regular December event of “My House” will be presented by Joyce Kelly and feature Kinlochard Cottages. It will also cover the social history and background that led to the houses being built and what folk got up to in those times (Well not everything!). Promises to be an interesting evening with a lot of research both academic and anecdotal provided to Joyce by some who have been in the houses since they were built (there is a £4 charge for non-members).

Saturday 9th December

10.30 at St Andrews

The funeral of Norrie Roberts


Sunday 10th December

The Second Sunday of Advent

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us,

and with great might succour us;

that whereas, through our sins and wickedness

we are grievously hindered

in running the race that is set before us,

your bountiful grace and mercy

may speedily help and deliver us;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honour and glory, now and for ever.


Services and Readings:

10.00 Callander

Isa. 40.1-11

2.Peter 3.8-15a

Mark 1.1-8


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 40.1-11

2.Peter 3.8-15a

Mark 1.1-8


Following the morning service: Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting


18.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at St Ninian’s Cathedral Perth: all welcome especially choir members or singers for that occasion. Contact Richard for details.


Strathendrick Singers 40th Christmas Concert

Sunday 10th December 7.00pm Gartmore Village Hall


Tuesday 12th December 2017

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie


Wednesday 13th December 2017

10.00 Callander



Friday 15th December 7.30pm Killearn Kirk

The concert will feature Bob Chilcott’s beautiful arrangement, ‘Wenceslas’,  and excerpts from The Messiah as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be served at the interval.

Tickets (£10, £3 for children) at the door or from choir members.

Contact Judith Neil at


Sunday 17th December

Carol Service Sunday

There are no morning services at Balfron, Callander or Aberfoyle

15.00 St Marys (please note the earlier start time from previous years)

18.30 St Andrews

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.