Linkage Bulletin week commencing 8th August 2016

Notices for the week beginning 8th August


Manchester Brigade Annual Camp

Last Saturday the Manchester Church Lads and Girl’s Brigade having spent their Annual Camp at Dounans. The week started with the customary Parade Service at St Mary’s with a march back to camp accompanied by the band. This is the only time of the year that a Police escort is required for St Mary’s congregation after a service. During the week the rain fell and the midges bit, but nevertheless a good time was had by all. It was touching to be invited to attend some of the activities such as the midweek evening communion and the lowering of the regimental flag on the last day of camp.

Some years ago it was feared that numbers of recruits were dwindling, but happily there has been a resurgence of interest and record numbers attended camp this year.

Please remember in particular the officers and staff of the Regiment who willingly give their holiday to run the camp. This of course is the tip of the iceberg: there is a considerable weekly commitment as well. Many are also actively involved in the life of their own parish churches.

Sunday 21 August 2016

 St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

Commencing 15.00 – put this in your diary now – see below.

St Andrew’s Cedar Tree

By degrees, our tree is being dismantled. In view of the size, this operation has required careful planning and co-ordination. We are most grateful for the help of all concerned thus far. From time to time small piles of waste timber might be seen stacked in the grounds: please take anything that may be of use.

 St Andrews apples

The apples in the back garden are ripening. lease pick these in due course to avoid them being wasted.

For your prayers

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing treatment.

For those awaiting examination results

Struan Seymour, his parents and grandparents.

Those preparing to be married in Linkage churches during the coming months

Those on holiday that they might find rest and refreshment

This week

  Tuesday 9th August

17.00 Fellowship Group meets at Barbara’s home 7 Spinner Street Balfron

Wednesday 10th August

10.00 St Andrew’s Midweek service

Sunday 14th August 2016  Trinity 12

Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire or deserve:
pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid
and giving us those good things  which we are not worthy to ask
but through the merits and mediation  of 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

Psalm 82

Jer. 23:23-29

Heb. 11:29-12:2

Luke 12:49-56

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 23:23-29

Heb. 11:29-12:2

Luke 12:49-56

Future Notices

Wednesday 17th August 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20:1-16

 Sunday 21 August 2016

 St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

Commencing 15.00

Pure Brass Andrew Connell-Smith Trumpet Iain Archibald Trumpet Chris Gough French Horn Chris Mansfield Trombone Danielle Price Tuba Pure Brass are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets and will entertain with a kaleidoscopic programme covering music from the Baroque to the contemporary.

Saturday 27th August

St Mary’s

The wedding of Cara Denholm to Craig Duff

Saturday 10th September

13.00 St Mary’s Blessing of Marriage

15.00 St Andrew’s Wedding

Sunday 11th September

St Andrew’s

14.00 – 16.00 Stirling Council Open Doors weekend

Monday 12th September

Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows

Tuesday 13th September

Area Council meets at Auchterarder

Saturday 17th September

Casting the Net Gathering at Perth Cathedral

Details and Booking Form to follow

Sunday 18th September

St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

15.00 Music for Trumpet, Soprano and Organ Ann Archibald former Principal Soprano, Scottish Opera Iain Muirhead former Principal Trumpet, Scottish Opera Liam Devlin organist Pollokshields Parish church Programme will include music by Handel, Bach and Scarlatti.

Saturday 24th September

St Andrews

The wedding of Leanne Stevenson to Wayne Johnson

Friday 7th October

St Andrew’s

Linkage Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October

Harvest Festivals

Sunday 16 October

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

15.00 Ecclesiastical Heraldry Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Roads, LVO, FSA, FSA (Scot), Snawdoun Herald of Arms. Ecclesiastical heraldry is literally woven into the fabric of all of Scotland’s main-stream churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert on heraldry, or ecclesiastical matters, to learn something of this colourful subject, which will give an insight to many of Scotland’s buildings, not just churches.

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 13th November

Armistice Sunday

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet

Barbara Downie violin Feargus Hetherington violin Nicola Boag viola Jessica Kerr cello Programme to include Beethoven, Ravel and Mendlessohn.

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

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.