PRAYER 13th October – Prayer
Loving heavenly Father, we ask for a spirit of prayer to come upon our Church. Increase our longing for you. Let us see how powerless we are without your grace. Give confidence to those starting out in ‘Conversation’ with you, give them confidence to be themselves when talking to you. For those of us who have slipped away from our time with you, help us to regain that intimacy and depth. We give you thanks.
TRAIDCRAFT The stall will be up in the large hall after the morning service on Sunday 13 and Sunday 20 October but will not be running on 27 October due to staffing issues. We hope to have copies of the new catalogue by the 20th; 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!
Nice short list this week:- biscuits. No doubt this state of affairs won’t last long so we are always happy to receive any dried or tinned foods, household or personal hygiene items.
Have a look at our new 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.
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.
THE GUILD AT KIRKTON – Our meeting, this week, is on Tuesday 15th, in the small hall, at 7.30pm. The speaker is our Minister, Iain. He will dedicate the beginning of our new session in prayer
and speak on the Guild Theme “One Journey Many Roads”. Please feel free to join us.
On Wednesday 16th October at 7pm the minister will be holding a TRAINING EVENING for leading “prayers for others” on a Sunday morning. Anyone who is interested in being part of this ministry is welcome.
MESSY CHURCH Sunday 20th October 3-6pm in Kirkton Church. All ages welcome.
Comes and join us for activities, songs, food, crafts, games, and stories.
The 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Street Level (Carluke) youth project will take place on Wed 23rd October at 7.30pm at the Street Level youth centre, Stewart Street, Carluke ML8 4AL.
There will be the usual brief update on project management, a summary of the financial performance, and a review of activity with the young people over the past year. There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion and a look at the facilities available.
Tea and coffee will be provided. A warm welcome awaits you.
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.
BLYTHSWOOD CARE – SHOE BOX APPEAL – covered shoe boxes are available along with knitted goods suitable for inclusion in the boxes. Donations for the boxes go to Blythswood Care to assist with transport costs but proceeds from the knitted goods go to the Kenyan Orphanage fund.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01555 37050 or sign up to a table with your congregation.
LIGHT UP A LIFE – Sponsor a light on one of the St Andrew’s Hospice Christmas Trees around Lanarkshire during December in honour of someone dear or in memory of a loved one. The suggested donation is £5 but you are asked to consider whatever you can afford. www.standrews-hospice.com or tel 01236 766951
SCIENCE, GOD AND PURPOSE IN CREATION
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
PRICE £30 ticket price includes buffet lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.
BOOKING Visit: graspingthenettle.org/conferencemto 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: 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.
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