Intimations for Sunday 27th October – Shoebox Sunday

PRAYER 27th October – Food Bank

Thank you, Father for the Food Bank, for all volunteers who give selflessly of their time. We ask that those with much will give to those with little. Help us not to judge the needs of the recipients. We give thanks to stores and supermarkets for their donations and that this kindness will continue.

WELCOME TO KIRKTON As we strive to provide a welcoming environment for all who worship here, all can play a part. Those who have worshipped here for many years can be kind and considerate to “new faces”, speaking to them and making room for them if they appear uncertain or hesitant when looking for somewhere it sit. Newcomers or visitors should feel free to speak to anyone, in particular our Welcoming Elder.

PARKING – please park considerately. Due to the need to preserve the root network of the tree at the main door of the church in conjunction with safety issues for pedestrians, vehicles dropping off or picking up individuals are kindly asked to do this from Station Road.

TRAIDCRAFT  The stall will be up in the large hall after the morning service

but will not be running on 27 October due to staffing issues.  We have copies of the new catalogue; feel free to borrow one and take time to have a look at what’s on offer in addition to what’s on the stall.  We can order in anything you see there with no obligation to buy if it doesn’t match your expectations.

We also have copies of Dr Ann Jackson’s Journal – Last Doctor Out of Biafra – on sale for only £10.  This would make a lovely gift!

YOGA CALENDARS FOR BREAST CANCER NOW Ann Martin will be selling Yoga calendars for Breast Cancer Now today, 27th Oct.

We have raised over £4,000 pounds so far. The calendar was initiated after 3 clients were affected by breast cancer within 3 months – one of whom ended up on the Lorraine Show after following Dr Hilary’s advice (although she had just received a clear mammogram) and detected something amiss!

The calendars are £5.99 each and all proceeds go to Breast Cancer research

We are ladies aged 58 to 83 and hope that people will find the calendar inspirational.


Shopping list this week: Tinned cold meat, macaroni cheese, ravioli, potatoes, cooking oil, salt and washing up liquid.

This December we want to give our clients an extra bag of seasonal food so the shopping list for that is as follows: –

good quality soup, oatcakes/crackers/breadsticks, tinned meat or salmon, tinned potatoes, tinned vegetables, Christmas pudding, custard, tinned fruit, mince pies, biscuits, sweets, juice (fruit or cordial), napkins, bag for life.

Have a look at our new website – where you will an easy way to give a financial donation.  Alternatively, there are envelopes available in all of the churches for one off donations and standing orders.

Thank you to all for your continuing support. Open at 66 High St, Carluke from 10 to 12, Monday to Friday.

COFFEE CLUB at Kirkton Church meets on Tuesdays 10-12. Despite its name this is not a Club in the sense that you have to be a member. It is open to all and it would be lovely to see some new folks come along to enjoy tea, coffee, delicious home baking and a chat with friends.

TRY PRAYING On the 5th of November at 7pm Lanark Presbytery will be hosting a conference style meeting at Greyfriars Parish Church, Lanark to which everyone is warmly invited.  You do not have to be a member of Presbytery, or an elder to attend. The subject of the evening is the project TRY PRAYING—an initiative to reach out to communities with the positive message that prayer works, asking folk to simply give it a try for seven days.  Come along and hear how your congregation might use the resources of TRY PRAYING to reach your community.  There is no cost and refreshments will be served.

MENTAL FIRST AID – Kirkton Church, Saturday 2nd Nov and 23rd Nov, 9.30am-4pm. Please contact Lesley, 07780 330543, to book a place on this course. You must be able to attend both days and be over 18.

TREKKERS Saturday 9 November 2019 Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.30 am


This lovely little reservoir is tucked away in the hills approximately 4 miles east of Crawford.  Te reservoir was undertaken by German prisoners of war in the First World War.  The location of the POW camp is not known but is likely to be situated on one of the slopes downstream from the dam site.

This a flat circular walk of 6 miles on a wide gravel/clinker path.  The route is uneven and wet in places therefore walking boots recommended.  The area is exposed so make sure you have appropriate outdoor waterproof clothing.

Anyone wishing to go should advise/contact Rae by email  – or on 07762 905625

New Trekkers always welcome.) 

CANCER RESEARCH CHARITY DAY – Sat 9th Nov, Kirkton Church halls, 10.00-2.00pm.

Craft stalls, Christmas gifts, free face painting. Adults £5, children £2 – includes coffee, sandwich and cake.

AN EVENING WITH THE MODERATOR  Join us for an evening meal, conversation and reflection with the moderator of the General Assembly, Right Rev Colin Sinclair on Wed 30th October 7-9pm at New Lanark Mill Hotel, £25 (includes 3 course meal and wine). To book email or call 01555 37050 or sign up to a table with your congregation.


Grasping the nettle with the God question — National conference

DATE/TIME Saturday 2nd November 2019 10.00am – 4.30pm

VENUE Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh

EH14 4AS

PRICE £30 ticket price includes buffet lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

BOOKING Visit: to buy your tickets online

Dr Guy Consolmagno, Director of The Vatican Observatory – Is There Purpose in the Cosmos?

Dr Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director, The Faraday Institute, Cambridge

-Is There Purpose in Biology?

Rev Dr Russel Moffat, Minister, Church of Scotland, The Purposeful Primate (Interpreting Genesis 1)

KIRKTON PRAYER CHAIN. – The congregation is encouraged to make prayer requests, as the need arises, via the confidential email address: Alternatively, you can use the yellow Prayer Request slips in the plastic wallets in the church chairs and pews. Give the first name or the initial of the person requiring and give brief details, place in the box in the vestibule marked “Prayer Requests”. Please advise of answers to prayer or any change in the situation via email or request slip. Prayer request are active for one month from date submitted. If further prayer is required then please submit another, updated request.


Mon 28 Psalm 9.1-20 Tues 29 Psalm 10.1-18
Wed 30 Psalm 11.1-7 Thurs 31 Psalm 46.1-11
Fri 1 Numbers 28.1-15 Sat 2 Numbers 28.16-31
Sun 3 Deuteronomy 8.1-20