Intimations for Sunday 19th May

Heart and Soul Sunday United service at St John’s Church at 11.00am. Bus leaves at 12.15pm and returns immediately after worship at 6.00pm

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.


Pray for the General Assembly which started yesterday and will continue until Saturday. Pray for vision, wisdom and guidance for all the important decisions to be made this week and for the ministers and elders in attendance that they will be blessed and glorify God’s will and goodness.

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:- tins fish and cold meat, carrots, peas, sweetcorn, jars of sauce for pasta and rice, coffee, diluting juice, UHT milk, kitchen roll, shampoo, ladies’ deodorant and soap.  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.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON LINE The general assembly is streamed live throughout next week, many of the debates and discussions are very relevant to the churches in Carluke. We would encourage you to go on line and find out what is being agreed.

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

TREKKERS Saturday 15  June 2019Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am

Aberdour to Burntisland(Section of Fife Costal Path)

From the car park on the outskirts of Aberdour we walk towards the harbour where we will join the this section of the Fife Coastal Path 

The path runs more or less parallel with the shoreline/east coast railway line.  From here there are great views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh with Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags prominent.   Carrying on we will soon reach the seaside town of Burntisland.  We return to Aberdour using the same route.

This is a flat linear walk, total distance just short of 8 miles, using good footpaths, although can be uneven and rocky in places.

 Anyone wishing to go (or require more information) contact Rae by email . New Trekkers always welcome.    

PRAISE GATHERING 2019 – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, Glasgow

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 require then please submit another, updated request.


Mon 20 Judges 13.1-25 Tues 21 Isaiah 54.1-17
Wed 22 Isaiah 55.1-13 Thurs 23 Isaiah 56.1-8
Fri 24 Acts 1.1-11 Sat 25 Acts 1.12-26
Sun 26 Hebrews 4.14-5.10