Rectors Bulletin week ending 22nd November


Notices for week beginning Monday 16th November


Wednesday 18th November

10.00 Callander Midweek Service and Coffee.



Saturday 21st November

St Andrews Christmas Fair will be from 10-2pm in Callander Kirk Hall. This is our main fund raiser of the year.

There will be the usual tombola, cake and candy, and gift stalls. The Cubs will be there and of course we will be having our wonderful Christmas Hampers raffle. There will be tea/coffee, scones, cakes, soup, and toasties for sale and this year, Christmas music will be provided between 11-1 by Callander Chimes. We hope to see you there, and please encourage family and friends to call in and help support our wonderful Church in our fundraising efforts.

Donations for the tombola and raffle are required, and there are boxes at the back of the church for these, or you can drop them off at Roslynn’s house, or alternatively call her on 330353 to make arrangements for collection. Please note this year, there will not be a bric-a-brac stall.


Firework-Sparkler Spaceships by Barbara Carruthers

For some years Barbara, a member of St Mary’s has been by turn educating and delighting the congregation with the wisdom and wit of her writings in the pew bulletin. Lord Michael Forsyth was so impressed that he has gathered Barbara’s weekly reflection into a book. With illustrations and a forward by the Primus, it retails for just £5.00 and will be found at the back of both churches from next week, or direct through Barbara or Richard. There will also be copies available at St Andrew’s Christmas Fair

Music at Linkage Services

St Mary’s was delighted to hear Louisa Acton of Fintry playing during the service to the accompaniment and encouragement of Mary- Clare Brown. Louisa takes her Grade 2 violin examination this week and we wish her well. Thank you Mary-Clare for agreeing to share some of the responsibility for music with Jean.

This was in contrast to the chaotic state of affairs last Sunday in the absence of any organist at St Andrew’s. I can only apologize profusely to those present. In spite of best intentions and rehearsal beforehand, the music provided was less than ideal. I hope this might soon be remedied and is a reminder of the blessings we have in the services of Walter Hall and Mary Barclay.

Sunday 22nd November

Christ the King

Sunday next before Advent


God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory.


Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Psalm 93

Daniel 7:9-10,13-14

Rev. 1:4b-8

John 18:33-37


11.15 Aberfoyle

Daniel 7:9-10,13-14

Rev. 1:4b-8

John 18:33-37


Future Notices

Wednesday 25th November 2015

10.00 Callander

Luke 21:12-19

Thursday 26th November

The next meeting of The Filling Station in Callander will be held in the Deli Ecosse on 26th November from 6.30pm when Jon Cluet, Pastor of The Church at Stirling will be speaking

Saturday 28thNovember

Eco Congregation Scotland writes saying:

‘2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December, world leaders will meet at the UN climate talks in Paris to negotiate an international deal to limit global warming.

A fair and ambitious agreement is vital, but whatever is agreed in Paris, it won’t encompass everything needed to reduce global emissions and help those in poorer countries who are already affected by the impacts of the changing climate. At the same time as pushing hard for the best deal possible in Paris, we must also keep up the pressure at national, regional, local and community levels: where change is actually put into practice.

Join hundreds of thousands of people in capital cities around the world including Edinburgh marching for climate action as the UN climate talks in Paris begin. Preceding a march through Edinburgh on Saturday 28th November, there will be a service in St George’s Square Edinburgh at 11.00.

News of all eco congregation matters can be found

Sunday 29th November 

1st Sunday of Advent

St Andrew’s Annual Meeting will take place in the Church Hall after a shortened morning service (BCP)

Sunday 6th December

2nd Sunday of Advent

St Mary’s Annual Meeting will take place in church after a shortened Morning Service.