Intimations 23rd February

Mon 24th Bible study at Under Shieldhill. Studies in James 7.30-9.00pm
Mon 24th Crossroads Café at Kirkton Church 10.00-2.00pm
Mon 24th Conversation with God at Kirkton Church vestry 7.00pm
Tues 25th  Coffee Club at Kirkton Church 10.00-12noon
Tues 25th  Jaffa Club for P4 – p7 at St John’s Church 6.15-7.15pm
Thurs 27th          Thursday Service in St John’s Church 10.30am
Sun   1st  Morning service in St Andrew’s Church 11.00am
Sun  1st   Morning service in Kirkton Church 11.00am
Sun  1st   Morning service in St John’s Church 11.00am

PRAYER – Father God we pray for refugees and those who have fled their homes to find safety, liberty and peace, keep them from being exploited. Please provide their material, social, emotional and spiritual needs and give them hope for the future. Show us how to welcome them as they try to settle into a new way 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.

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 diluting juice, UHT milk, sauce for rice and for pasta, tea, kitchen roll, toilet roll, tooth brushes, shaving foam, shampoo, ladies’ deodorant,  ketchup, salt, porridge, cooking oil, rice, sugar, bleach and tins of tomatoes,  potatoes, fish, rice pudding, custard, spaghetti, macaroni cheese, ravioli, vegetables and cold meat. Have a look at our 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.

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. 

FRIENDS OF KENYA would like to say a big thank you to patrons of the stall in the large hall and the book stall.  The sum raised last year from this was£814. 

RETREAT The discipleship workgroup has organised a retreat for Saturday February 29th, 10 – 4 pm, at Braehead house. The cost is £15 per head and includes lunch. Please contact Val Macsween or the church office if you would like to reserve a place.

Stonehouse and Dumfries Male Voice Choir – 28th February joint evening of song starting at 7.30pm in Kirkton Church. Come along and hear the wonderful sound of male voices singing – price £7 a ticket on the door on the night or phone 07464314230 or email

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 .  All new trekkers welcome.


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

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.

FORWARD IN FELLOWSHIP CONCERT The 4th Carluke Company attached to our church is a member of the Lanarkshire District Fellowship of The Boys’ Brigade (“LDF”). The LDF has partnered with two local Lanarkshire charities, Hope for Autism, and You are my Sunshine and is producing a one-off charity concert in their aid. The concert will take place on Saturday 29 February 2020, Dalziel St. Andrews, Merry Street, Motherwell, doors open 7PM, curtain up 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and can be purchased from Lesley Ewing.

The LDF are delighted to confirm that four fantastic acts are supporting the concert: the award-winning Wishaw and District Brigade Band, the Pipers of the LDF, The Jolly Bs (Stonehouse Male Voice Choir) and renowned organist Mr Mark Hindley of RSNO fame. Get your tickets while you can for what is sure to be a great evening of musical entertainment in aid of two great causes.

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: 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.