|Mon||2nd||Bible study at Under Shieldhill. Studies in James||7.30-9.00pm|
|Mon||2nd||Crossroads Café at Kirkton Church||10.00-2.00pm|
|Mon||2nd||Conversation with God at Kirkton Church vestry||7.00pm|
|Tues||3rd||Coffee Club at Kirkton Church||10.00-12noon|
|Tues||3rd||Jaffa Club for P4 – p7 at St John’s Church||6.15-7.15pm|
|Thurs||5th||Thursday Service in St John’s Church||10.30am|
|Sun||8th||Morning service in St Andrew’s Church||11.00am|
|Sun||8th||Morning service in Kirkton Church||11.00am|
|Sun||8th||Morning service in St John’s Church||11.00am|
PRAYER – Lord we ask that Schools would open up to the acceptance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, allowing young people to explore the difference He can make to the challenges and adventures of life.
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 to sit. Newcomers or visitors should feel free to speak to anyone, in particular our Welcoming Elder.
COMMUNION ELEMENTS – we are trying to be an inclusive church. When the communion bread gets passed around, the larger uncut piece of bread is GLUTEN FREE if you require this please just break a piece for yourself before passing the plate to your neighbour.
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.
CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK Thank you all for your support.
This week we need sugar, tinned carrots, cold meats, fish, rice pudding and shaving gel. Have a look at our website – http://clydesdalefoodbank.org.uk/ 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.
TRAIDCRAFT STALL – The stall will be back on its usual spot in the large hall after the morning service. Most of our standard products are in stock although we are a little low on sweets. Your support for our stall allowed us to make a donation of £200 to Traidcraft Exchange – the charity arm of Traidcraft which helps to give producers in developing countries a market for their produce.
GUILD AT KIRKTON – meeting on Tuesday 3rd March in the small hall at 7.30pm. Our speaker is Ann Walker a J.P. from Cumbernauld. All Welcome.
THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER is being held, this year, in the Baptist Church on Friday, 6th March at 1.30pm.This year’s theme is “Rise, take your mat and walk”. The service has been written by the Christian women of Zimbabwe,
Your presence will be much appreciated.
Carluke Friends of CHAS are holding a coffee morning on Saturday 7th March from 10am until 1pm, in Kirkton Church. Please come along and join us.
Any contributions for the tombola will be gratefully received and can be handed in to the church office.
BRAEHEAD HOUSE Journey Through Lent – Braehead House is having weekly Friday Lunch Time Reflections during lent beginning on Friday 28 February for 6 weeks. A soup and bread lunch will be served at 12noon (£5 per week). A time of reflection for Lent will follow at 12.30pm for approximately 30 minutes. For further details or private appointments please contact Rev Elizabeth Clelland, Tel no 01555 860716
TREKKERS – Cramond, River Almond and Lauriston Castle on Saturday 7 March 2020 Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am. Anyone wishing to go (or require more information) contact Rae on 07762905625 or by email email@example.com . All new trekkers welcome.
SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH MEMORY ISSUES AND THEIR CARERS IN ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Drop-in support – last Friday of each month 1-3
Drop-in activities – second Friday of each month 1-3pm
Heart for Art – a weekly art group for people with dementia in partnership with Crossreach – Thursday 11am-1pm
Tuesday 11th Feb An Evening carers meeting for those supporting anyone with memory issues 7.30-9pm in St Andrew’s Session House. Come and join us for support and friendship.If you know anyone who might be interested in any of the activities or support or would like further information please contact Mrs Gillian Picton, Dementia Project Coordinator at St Andrew’s Church 01555 770040 or Rev Helen Jamieson 0555 771518
St Andrew’s Hospice – Make a Will Month – March 2020
Make or update your Will and support St Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March. Several Lanarkshire Legal Firms have agreed to write a basic Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice. For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice on 01236 772087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drama Kirk – “ONE GOOD FRIDAY” – this is a UK initiative to perform the same play at the same time in various towns and cities. The only Scottish production is in Hamilton on Friday 10th April at 3.15pm in Hamilton Old Parish Church.
GARDENER’S DEN (Distribution and Exchange Network) at Langloch Farm CCI, Lanark, where individual growers from the community, community growing groups, and school gardens can swop excess produce with each other, exchange seeds and materials, knowledge and expertise. It will take place on the first Tuesday of every month 10am -12pm.
The March meeting will be a mini potato day where a selection of seed potatoes and onion sets will be available to buy.
Do come to see our ever expanding dynamic site; we have an orchard, bouquet and botanic garden, polytunnels, vegetable beds, soft fruit cages, woodland walk, and coming soon kids & guardians growing sessions. After exploring the site there’s a welcoming coffee shop on site.
OFFERINGS – if you are a visitor to the church and you wish to gift aid your offering, please use the envelope in the plastic wallet in front of you.
KIRKTON PRAYER CHAIN. – The congregation is encouraged to make prayer requests, as the need arises, via the confidential email address: email@example.com 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.