Intimations for Sunday 19th January

PRAYER 19th January

Healing God, we cry out to you for those in great need.  We bring to you children, young people and adults struggling with anxiety and depression, troubled families relating to substance abuse, unstable and risky relationships, bullying and harassment, mental health and all the challenges this brings. Show us how engage and help them find support. 

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.

JACKETS left by children attending organisations are on a rail in the Farron Hall vestibule. If you recognise them please claim and remove them. Any left will go to Choices on Monday.

TRAINING FOR LEADING INTERCESSIONARY PRAYERS. The Minister will be leading this session on Wednesday 22nd January at 7.30pm, all are welcome. Please see Val Macsween if you are interested in attending or for more details.

THE GUILD AT KIRKTON – The Guild resumes on Tuesday 21st January at 7.30pm in the Small Hall. Our Speaker is Rev Paul Grant, from  Law Parish Church, his talk is on the Guild Theme “Companions on the Road”.  All Welcome.

COMMUNAL CHRISTMAS CARD A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the communal Christmas card. Your donations amounted to £465 of which £335 was gift aided. The money raised has been given to the Church of Scotland Lodging House Mission in Glasgow to assist in their work with homeless and disadvantaged people.

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.

KIRKTON PLAYERS  During rehearsals, Kirkton Players will be working on the stage. While every effort is made to ensure it is safe, we would ask that you take extra care in this area to avoid accidents.

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK Thank you all for your support. Our stocks are generally fairly good. However, there are some basics that need topping up: tinned macaroni cheese, ravioli, custard, rice pudding 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.

TREKKERS Saturday 1st February 2020. Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am

STRATHCLYDE  PARK  TO  CHATELHERAULT  From Strathclyde Country  Park  we take the footpath to Chatelherault 3 miles away. 

Over the River Clyde, under the M74, back to the banks of the Clyde before joining Avon Water and eventually arriving at Chatelherault, once the residence of the Dukes of Hamilton.  A look round the Visitor’s Centre and a coffee break before making our way back the start point via the same route.   This is a flat linear walk of 6 miles in total. Anyone wishing to go (or require more information) contact Rae on  07762905625 or by email .

New Trekkers always welcome.     

JAR OF GRACE APPEAL 2020 This year we are once again asking you to use a Jar of Grace to raise funds for UNICEF to help their workers respond quickly to emergency situations throughout the world which put children at risk. Copies of a Gift Aid form with a tear-off label which can be attached to your Jar of Grace are now available in the vestibule after morning worship or from one of us. Your donations will be collected shortly after Easter, counted for you and sent to UNICEF.  Many thanks once again for your continued support of vulnerable children throughout our world. Allison Plenderleith (St. Andrew’s), Kenny Scott (Kirkton) and Chris Shanks (St. John’s)

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.

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 20 Luke 10.1-20 Tues 21 John 17.1-26
Wed 22 Luke 8.1-21 Thurs 23 Luke 8.22-39
Fri 24 Luke 8.40-56 Sat 25 Acts 9.1-25
Sun 26 Acts 9.26-43