Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 8th April 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 8th April


From 9.00 Saturday 13th April

St Andrew’s Spring-Cleaning morning.

Please bring your own duster, brass polish etc!

St Mary’s Garden

Now spring is on its way, the beauty of the raised garden on the west wall of St Mary’s is apparent along with the hard work of Julie Edmonstone and Mary Bates. To all who maintain the garden, grateful thanks.

The Start Up Stirling Lent Challenge

Help this Lent by giving up something of your choice and donate the money that you would normally spend on such products to the campaign. By donating £1.00/£2.00 for the forty or so days of Lent, the following could be possible

£15.00 will fund a food pack for an individual

£25.00 will do likewise for a family

£50.00 will fund a home visit to someone in crisis.

Don’t forget please to tick the gift aid box as appropriate

The easiest way to donate is through the on-line donations page

This week



Roger and Joan


Judith and Christopher Poulton

Tuesday 9th April

17.00 Fellowship Group – Croftamie

Wednesday 10th April

10.00 Callander

John 8.31-42

Saturday 13th April

Spring Cleaning – see above.

Sunday 14th April



Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race

sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ

to take upon him our flesh

and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

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

Isa. 50.4-9a

Phil. 2.5-11

Luke 23.1-49

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 50.4-9a

Phil. 2.5-11

Luke 23.1-49

Wednesday 17th April

10.00 Callander

John 13.21-32

Holy Week begins

Monday 15th April

7.30 Joint Devotion Callander Kirk

Tuesday 16th April

7.30 Joint Devotion Callander Kirk

Wednesday 17th April

7.30 Joint Devotion Callander Kirk

Thursday 18th April

7.30 Joint Devotion St Andrew’s

‘In Remembrance’

Friday 19th April

Good Friday

St Mary’s 10.30 Devotion (including a reading of the Passion narrative)

St Andrew’s 12.00 Devotion (The passion according to Handel’s Messiah)

7.30 Joint Devotion Callander Kirk

Sunday 21st April

Easter Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 St Andrew’s

11.15 St Mary’s

Sunday 28th April

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert series, but this month on the fourth Sunday of the month to avoid Easter Day

The Kentigern String Quartet

Sunday 7th May

St Andrews

BCP Communion service with a difference.

Address: Peter Forrester

Thursday 30th May

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling

Dunblane Area Council Ascension Day Service

Preacher: The Right Revd Ian Paton Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane


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.