Intimations for Sunday 15th September

PRAYER 15th September – Noah’s Ark/Junior Church/Searchers

As outside pressures and other activities attract our youth, we would ask Father that our church would hold and attract them. We ask for continued inspirations and ideas to help them develop and accomplish your will for their lives. Bless those who take care of each group giving them passion and wisdom.

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 and running this morning in its usual spot in the large hall.  Stock has been low in recent times, partly due to difficulties experienced by Traidcraft, but things are beginning to get back to normal so please come and take a look.  As well as our usual range of fairly-traded goods, we have copies of “Last Doctor out of Biafra” – the war zone journal of Dr Ann Jackson. It’s a very interesting read! Thank you for your support.

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK  This week we need tins of soup, hot meat meals, potatoes, spaghetti, rice pudding, fruit, jars of sauce for pasta and for rice, dry rice, instant noodles cooking oil, diluting juice, UHT milk, toothbrushes, soap and carrier bags.

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.

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.

BLYTHSWOOD CARE – SHOE BOX APPEAL – covered shoe boxes will be available from the beginning of September 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.

LAST DOCTOR OUT OF BIAFRA – the war zone journal of Dr Ann Jackson Copies of the book are on sale in St Johns on Thursdays from 10-12. Orders can be taken today after the service in the Large Hall. Please call Liz Jackson on 07936142256 to reserve your copy.

ST ANDREW’S DOORS OPEN DAY – Sat 21st  Sept – Crossreach Heart for Art Exhibition in the Church, information about Playlist for Life and the support provided at St Andrews for people with memory difficulties and their carers and  a display of Jam and Ham community photography competition entries  all in the  large hall.  Tours of the Church also available and teas/coffees served in the small hall.

TEA DANCE with Gordon Cree at the organ Sunday 22nd September 2-4pm St Andrew’s Church Hall (Mount Stewart Street Carluke) £3.50 including tea and biscuits. Come and dance, sing……. or just listen and watch.

TREKKERS Saturday 12 October 2019 Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am


 From the town of Muirkirk, East Ayrshire (birth place of John L Macadam developer of tar macadam road) we join part of the  River Ayr Way to find the source of the river.  Across fields and through woodlands and “Hey”, here is where the river starts, at Glenbuck Loch.  

This a flat linear walk totalling 9 miles and using well defined paths and the now dismantled old Caledonian Railway track and encountering interesting features en route  – monument to Bill Shankly (born in Glenbuck) the Muirkirk Totem Pole, & the Glenbuck Sculpture (consisting of a huge slab made of cast sand from Ayr beach. The equivalent slab at Ayr is constructed from cast coal dust from the opencast mine at Glenbuck).

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

CHALMERS LECTURES 2019 – A FUTURE THAT’S BIGGER THAN THE PAST. In this series of lectures in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh on 17th, 18th, 19th September and 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 6pm – 8pm.  Dr Sam Wells discusses the theology and methods of HeartEdge as a vision for renewal in the Church. Dr Wells is Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. A live stream of each lecture will be available on the Church of Scotland website.

COFFEE CLUB at Kirkton Church meets on Tuesdays 10-12. All are welcome to come along to chat to friends, old and new.

URGENT – HELP is needed on Tuesday mornings to keep the Coffee Club running. Please speak to Kate Nisbet, Robina Wilson or Linda Boyle if you are interested in helping out.

LANARK & DISTRICT U3A  is a lively & diverse organisation, not defined by age but for the retired & semi-retired.  Our first meeting of the new session is on Wednesday 18th September, in Lanark Memorial Hall, at 2pm when Julie Muir from Lanark Fire station will speak about, ‘Health & Safety in the home.’ Come along and find out more about what this invaluable organisation has to offer you in your retirement.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP  in St John’s small hall .

“Luke writes of good news – to the sick Jesus offers healing; to the hurting, comfort; to the outcast, acceptance.” The coming of Jesus is what we will be exploring together based on the Life Builder Bible Studies starting Tuesday 17th September, 11 for 11.30am. All are welcome. If you would like more information, talk to Joy Fraser or Yvonne Young.

KIRKTON ENTERTAINS: Carluke Young Farmers, Carluke Orchestral Flutes and Soundroutes will be performing on Friday 20th September at 7.30pm in Kirkton Church as part of the Carluke Jam & Ham Festival. Tickets are £6 including refreshments and are available on the door or from Iain Cunningham/ Margaret Gillespie/Derek Smith/Janet McKay at Kirkton. Any profit from ticket sales will be donated to Baby Bank Scotland.

JAM AND HAM FESTIVAL 2019. Entry forms for the Jampionships and for the Art Exhibition on Sat 21st September are available on the hall notice board.

DRAMA KIRK’S INTERACTIVE BIBLE STUDY SERIES continues with Joshua, Tuesday 17th September at 7pm, Hamilton Old Parish Church

Come along – embody the Word!

SCOTLAND FOR JESUS presents singer song-writer MATTHEW WARD in concert in Kirkton Church on Sunday 22nd September. See posters in the halls. For further details contact Rev Iain Cunningham on 771262

JOINT CONFERENCE – WHAT NEXT? Exploring the ways ahead for the 21st Century Scottish Church through revisiting “Church Without Walls” Contributors include Albert Bogle, Susan Brown, Gordon Kennedy, Michael Lyall and Kaye Gardiner. Saturday 5th October, 10.00am to 4.00pm in Kirkton Church.

This free event is open to people from churches of all denominations in the area. Please register at

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.


Mon 16 Job 33.1-33 Tues 17 Job 34.1-20
Wed 18 Job 34.21-37 Thurs 19 Job 35.1-16
Fri 20 Job 36.1-16 Sat 21 Job 36.17-33
Sun 22 Job 36.17-33