Linkage Bulletin for weeks beginning 19th and 26th December 2016

Notices for weeks beginning 19th and 26th December 2016 

 HEADLINES

Carol Services

These were held on the 18th December and by all accounts both were a great success. Thanks are due to the many who made both possible in so many ways.

 Start Up Stirling

Many thanks to those who have responded to the request in last weeks Bulletin for food. Contributions are always gratefully received as demand is naturally heavy.


For your prayers

For those who mourn and who find no joy in Christmas

Dudley Robertson brother of Fiona Gibson

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads


St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Christmas

Readers and sides persons: Roslynn, Amanda, and Roger

This week

Wednesday 21st December 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 1. 39-45

Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve

Collect

 Almighty God, you make us glad with the yearly remembrance
of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer,
so we may with sure confidence behold him
when he shall come to be our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

St Mary’s Midnight Service Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk at the Kirk

 Sunday 25th December Christmas Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 Callander

11.15 Aberfoyle

Collect

Eternal God,who made this most holy night
to shine with the brightness of your one true light:
bring us, who have known the revelation of that light on earth,
to see the radiance of your heavenly glory;
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.

08.00 Balfron

Luke 2:1-14

 

10.00 Callander

Psalm 96

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Luke 2:1-14

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isaiah 9:2-7

Titus 2:11-14

Luke 2:1-14

 

Wednesday 28th December

No Midweek Service at St Andrews

Sunday 1st  January 2017

The First Sunday of Christmas

Almighty God,
who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
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  

BCP

Gal. 4.4-7

Luke 2. 15-21

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Num. 6.22-end

Gal. 4.4-7

Luke 2. 15-21

 

Wednesday 4th January 2017

10.00 Callander

John 1.35-42

11.30 Killearn

John 1.35-42


Future Notices

Sunday 15 January 2017  St Mary’s Third at three series Concer

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.

 

St Mary’s Third at three series on the 19th February

Commencing 15.00

The Gliondar Ensemble,The former Tunnell Trust winners  (flute, oboe,
Clarinet, bassoon, horn). 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.

Tinned meat/fish/veg/beans, soup/fruit

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

Household goods –  good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please