Rectors Bulletin week ending 30th November 2015

Notices for week beginning Monday 23rd November

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Thanks to Ros Grant and Evelyn Nicolson’s organization, and the help and support of many others, St Andrew’s Christmas Fair last Saturday raised the sum of £1217.72. Many thanks to all concerned

St Andrew’s Annual Meeting will be held this coming Sunday following the morning service.

This week

Bishop David asks that the following is announced.

Tuesday 24th November

‘I thought I should let you know that, as part of Scottish Interfaith Week, I shall be giving a Lecture at 7pm at Holy Trinity, Dunfermline.  Everybody is welcome to attend. It seems to me obvious and important that I should attempt to address the issues which are given added urgency by events in Paris.  So it becomes an opportunity which is relevant and contemporary’

Wednesday 25th November

10.00 Callander Midweek Service followed by refreshments.

Thursday 26th November

The Filling Station in Callander will meet 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:

‘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 atwww.ecocongregationscotland.org

Sunday 29th November 2015

Advent 1

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Holy Communion BCP

1 Thess.3:9-end

Luke 21:25-36

Followed by the Annual Meeting

 11.15 Aberfoyle

Celebrant (Reserved Sacrament) Margie Stephen

Intercessor John Champness

Jer. 33:14-16

1 Thess.3:9-end

Luke 21:25-36

Future Notices

Wednesday 2nd December

 10.00 Callander

Matt.15:29-37

11.30 Killearn

Matt.15:29-37

Sunday 6th December

Following the morning service St Mary’s Annual General Meeting

Main Christmas Services in the Linkage

Sunday 20th December

8.00 Holy Communion Balfron

16.oo St Mary’s Carol Service

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service

Thursday 24th December

Christmas Eve

11.30 St Mary’s Midnight Service

Sunday 25th December

Christmas Day

8.00 Holy Communion Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion St Andrew’s

11.15 Holy Communion St Mary’s