Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 9th October 2017

Notices for week beginning  9th October 2017 



Harvest Festivals

These took place yesterday. Special thanks is due to those who spent time and effort decorating both churches and those who contributed gifts to charity



St Andrews Christmas Fair

Boxes to receive donations to various stalls are now at the back of church. Thank you to those who have donated so far.


St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The next concert will take place at 15.00 on Sunday 15th October and given by Alison McNeil and Sasha Savaloni. This is a concert for voice and guitar featuring songs from Spain, France and Scotland. Entry by donation.


The Concert Team are always considering new ways to advertise the
concert series. Earlier this summer they started to have flyers printed
for each concert. These can be left in suitable locations – libraries,
filling stations, medical centres, post offices for people to pick up,
or handed to friends and acquaintances. The minimum order for these is
500, and the organisers have been trying to distribute them, but their
reach is necessarily local to Aberfoyle, and many of the 500 copies are
wasted. So the organisers are asking for volunteers from the
congregation to help them reach further: could you help please? Christopher Roads or Richard will be pleased to hear from you.


St Andrew’s Rag Bag Collection

The next collection is due to beheld on Thursday 2nd November. Al Forrester is our contact.


For your prayers


Evelyn Nicolson, Betty Wilson and her family


For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and especially James Gardner

This week


 St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Amanda

Readers and sides persons:





St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Harvest Greenery

Readers and sides persons:

David Miller

Marie Thompson


Tuesday 10th October

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie


Wednesday 11th October

No midweek service


Friday 13th October

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets


Saturday 14th October

Robert Scott writes:

The next meeting of The Callander Filling Station will be on Saturday 14th October from 6.30 – 8.30pm in the Deli Ecosse, Ancaster Square, Callander, FK17 8ED

Our speaker for the evening will be Ruth Jack who is no stranger to Callander. Up until a couple of years ago, Ruth and her husband Duncan and their family lived in Callander for a number of years. Ruth returns to Callander with her MAF hat on and will be giving us an update about the incredible work done by Mission Aviation Fellowship.


Sunday 15th October

 Trinity 18


Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
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

Matt. 22.1-14


10.00 Callander

Isa. 25.1-9

Phil. 4.1-9

Matt. 22.1-14


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 25.1-9

Phil. 4.1-9

Matt. 22.1-14

15.oo St Mary’s Concert (see above)


Wednesday 18th October 2017

Luke the Evangelist

10.00 Callander

Luke 10.1-9

Future Notices


St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November


Remembrance Sunday 12th November 


Sunday 3rd December

10.00 Callander Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Linkage Advent Carol service at Callander commencing 11.15 There will be no service at Aberfoyle that Sunday


Sunday 10th December

Following the morning service: Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting


Sunday 17th December

Carol Service Sunday – details to follow.


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.