Intimations for Sunday 12th May


Pray for the work of Christian Aid. Pray for all the volunteers and helpers at the café and the street collectors, here in Carluke and throughout the country as they work to raise funds for the excellent work of Christian Aid.

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 set up in the large hall after the morning service.  The range is wider than in recent months so do please come and take a look at what’s on offer.  If no one is manning the stall just help yourself and come back next week to complete the sale.  Thank you for your support over many years.

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK  Our shopping list for this week includes:- coffee, sauce for pasta and rice, tinned cold meat, potatoes, carrots and peas, shampoo, shower gel and ladies’ deodorant.. Thank you to those who have passed on their excess carrier bags. This is something we are always happy to receive.

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


The churches and community in Carluke come together every year to support the work of Christian Aid – making a real difference to people around the world.  

There are a number of events planned.

Dates for your diary

Sunday 12th – Christian Aid Service @ 7.30pm, URC Church Carnwath Road

13th – 18th Christian Aid Café, will run Monday – Saturday  (excluding Wednesday) in St John’s Church Halls (Kirkton Church will run the café on Friday 17th May)

How can you help?

We need volunteers and donations of food for Kirkton’s Café on the 17th May. Sign up sheets are available this morning in the Large Hall. (If you are unable to help with the our Café on Friday, the URC Church would welcome any help on Tuesday.)

The biggest change for Kirkton this year is that there will be no door-to-door collection, instead we will provide Gift Aid donation envelopes for everyone who comes to church on the weeks leading up to Christian Aid week. What we hope is that you will consider contributing to the work of Christian Aid in this way. Please return the envelope to the church and if you are eligible, please sign the gift aid declaration. Last year we collected over £1000.00 by door-to-door so it is a big target for the church to aim for. Please return your envelope to Church by Sunday 12th May.

Do you have even ½ hour to spare on Sunday 12th between 12 and 6pm or Thursday 16th between 11am and 7pm to hold a collecting can in Tesco Carluke. Contact Dawn if you can help.

Finally the Christian Aid Quiz is available for sale £1.00 in the large Hall today.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Sheena Stevenson, Dawn Cunningham


We are in Christian Week ! Thank you to everyone who has offered to donate food or work in the Café which opens tomorrow morning. Thanks also in advance to those of you who will be supporting the Café as customers. The Cafe will be open from Monday to Saturday (excluding Wednesday) Have a great week !

CHRISTIAN AID Service Tonight we will be celebrating the start of Christian Aid Week with a service at 7.00pm in the United Reformed Church. We hope you will be able to join us for praise and worship, which will focus on the work of Christian Aid. An offering will be taken for Christian Aid and there will be an opportunity for fellowship over refreshments after the service.


Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the £938.07 which was sent this week to UNICEF. In addition to that sum UNICEF will be able to claim over £100 through Gift Aid.  However, several folk mentioned that, although they planned to hand in a Jar of Grace, they hadn’t yet managed to do so, so we would be very happy to receive your donation if you still wish to add your support of children caught up in emergencies around our world. Thank you again for your generous response.

Kenny Scott (Kirkton), Allison Plenderleith (St. Andrew’s), Chris Shanks (St. John’s)

The Worship and Discipleship Committee within Lanark Presbytery are holding a PRAYER RESOURCES EVENT in Kirkton Church on Monday 13th May, 7-8.30pm and encourage congregations to participate. This event will aim to resource and encourage people in their constructing of prayers for public worship as well as looking at simple skills and tools to help with the delivery of prayers and readings during services.

HEART AND SOUL –As in previous years there will be a united service in St John’s Church at 11.00am on Sunday 19thMay. After the service a bus will leave from St John’s at 12.15am to go to the Heart and Soul event in Princes St Gardens Edinburgh. The bus will return to Carluke immediately after worship which finishes around 6.00pm.  Please add your name to the sheet on the notice board to book your seat. Avoid the hassle of driving through Edinburgh and hunting for a parking space – let the bus take the strain and drop you at the gate! Adults £8, children £3, Family £20.

CDT TURNS 20 Join us on Saturday 18th May to celebrate 20 years of Carluke Development Trust!
Over the past 20 years Carluke has grown and developed, and Carluke Development Trust has been there along the way, providing activities and events, while trying to develop the town for our community, and we are holding a day to celebrate on Saturday 18th May!

The day’s festivities will start with the Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Carluke High Mill starting at 11.00 am on Saturday 18th May 2019. After decades of community support, the development work at the High Mill is due to start on Monday 22nd May. Following the ceremony, a CDT 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held at Lifestyles Carluke, starting at 12.30pm with a light lunch. Come along to see what projects are going on in Carluke, and give your opinion on what is needed in our town.
There will also be the opportunity to give feedback and views on the High Mill and town centre development, and information on community groups and activities currently ongoing in Carluke!
Music and refreshments will be provided.
To ensure there is enough birthday cake for everyone please R.S.V.P. to

COFFEE MORNING for St Andrew’s Hospice, The Tolbooth, Lanark, Saturday 25th May 10.00am – 1.00pm. £3.00

PRAISE GATHERING 2019 – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Tickets from


Lanark & District U3A, for the retired & semi-retired, meet in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday 15th May at 2pm. There will be a brief AGM followed by a talk given by Ken Liddell entitled ‘Quirky Clydesdale.’ This will be followed by a musical treat from the U3A ukulele group & singers.

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 require then please submit another, updated request.


Mon 13 Genesis 17.15-27 Tues 14 Genesis 18.1-15
Wed 15 Genesis 21.1-7 Thurs 16  Genesis 21.8-21
Fri 17 Exodus 2.11-25 Sat 18 Exodus 3.1-12
Sun 19 Joshua 1.1-9