PRAYER 1st December – Advent
We pray today for the coming of Christ in our life and as we wait we pray that through Jesus you will break into our time and space. Prepare our hearts and cut away the distractions of materialism and make our lives a place of warmth and openness. Help us to make room in the Inns of our hearts.
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 in the large hall after the morning service .
We have copies of the new catalogue; 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. Thank you for your support.
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!
ALTERNATIVE GIFTS FOR KENYA gift cards will be on sale in the large hall after the service.
THE GUILD AT KIRKTON– Our next meeting is on Tuesday 3rd December at 7.30pm. in the small hall. Marion MacIntyre, the Church of Scotland Guild Convenor, and her husband Rev Thomas MacIntyre from Shetland are our guests. It is very special for us, to have a visit from the Guild Convenor and we’re looking forward to hear her talk – “How We Do the Guild in Shetland.” All Welcome – Tea and Fellowship is always available!
COMMUNAL CHRISTMAS CARD. We will again be supporting The Church of Scotland Lodging House Mission in Glasgow with the donations from our Christmas cards. The cards will be given out during the 4 Sundays of Advent beginning on 1st December. If you wish to contribute to the card please speak to Christine O’Neill, Sheila Gavin or Liz in the church office. Gift Aid envelopes are available for your donation. The Mission has been in existence for over 100 years. More than 45,000 hot meals are prepared there every year for those who are homeless or vulnerable. Access is given to essential facilities including food, showers, telephones and laundry. There are support staff, counsellors and chaplaincy. Every Tuesday there is a church service from 11.30 – 12 noon and twice a week there is a time for prayer from 11.30 – 12 noon.
This December we want to give our clients an extra bag of seasonal food so the shopping list for that is as follows: –
good quality soup, oatcakes/crackers/breadsticks, tinned meat or salmon, tinned potatoes, tinned vegetables, Christmas pudding, custard, tinned fruit, mince pies, biscuits, sweets, juice (fruit or cordial), napkins, bag for life.
Have a look at our 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.
FARMERS CHOIR & FARMERS WIVES CHOIR This wonderful choir of around 80 people will be performing in Carluke on Sunday 1st December at 7pm in St Andrew’s Church. Tickets £10 from the Church Office (770040) or by contacting Libby on 07723639080. Proceeds from this fundraising concert go to The Choir Charities & church funds.
PANTO FROM BALDY BANE THEATRE – Wyliecoat the Wizard in Kirkton Church, 8th December 4-5pm. Adults £4, Children £2, Family of 4 £10, under 1year old free.
Messy Church & Christingle Service Monday 23rd December 4-7pm
CHRISTIAN AID – Kirkton Church warmly invites you to the annual Christian Aid Carol Service on Sunday 8 December at 7.00pm. The service will be led by the Reverend Iain Cunningham with musical items from Grace Notes. An offering will be taken for Christian Aid’s Christmas appeal, with refreshments served after the service. All are welcome to this special Advent service of Christmas praise.
CHOICES – an
appeal for volunteers to help, for three hours, once a fortnight at Choices,
Churches Community Shop, Hamilton Street, Carluke.
If you could help, please ring Elizabeth on Carluke 750625 for further details.
QUIET DAYS IN ADVENT – at Braehead House Make an Advent Pilgrimage as you prepare for the Child who is to come. Led by Rev Elizabeth Clelland.
Saturday 14th December 10.00-3.00pm Fearing and preparing.
Cost of day is £15. Lunch will be provided. To book a place call 01555 860716
FRIENDS OF KENYA BRUNCH. Saturday 7th December from 10 till 12ish. Please join us as we raise funds for the Orphanage. We will be serving Rolls on Bacon or Sausage and home baking, a craft stall and tombola. Donations of baking and items for the tombola would be appreciated. Speak to Kate, Anne, Lynn, Elizabeth, Margaret or Linda if you are willing to help. Thank you
MESSY CHURCH & CHRISTINGLE SERVICE at Kirkton Church, Monday 23rd December 4-7pm
LANARK AND HAMILTON EAST CONSTITUENCY HUSTINGS
On Tuesday 10th December at 7pm in Greyfriars Church, Lanark (ML11 9ET) you can have the opportunity to hear from the four candidates seeking to be elected as the Member of Parliament for our constituency. Questions will be taken from members of the public at the event and all are welcome to attend. The broad themes for the evening will be Poverty & Inequality in the UK, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, The Climate Emergency and The Union. There will also be the opportunity for general questions.
You can submit a question in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. The event is free to attend and will also be broadcast live online at www.lanarkgreyfriars.com/live<http://www.lanarkgreyfriars.com/live>
LANARK & DISTRICT U3A The monthly coffee morning is on Tuesday 3rd December in Clydesdale Inn, Lanark, at 10.30am. Come along for a chat and find out what this lively & varied organisation has to offer you in your retirement or semi-retirement.. Information leaflet will be available. Info at: u3a-lanark.xyz
COMFORT AND JOY – CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 2019
10th anniversary grand finale featuring the Celebration Choir and orchestra, the Gospels Heirs and more. Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December 7.30pm the Glasgow City Halls Grand Auditorium.
Tickets from box office at 0141 353 8000
WORLD MISSION STAMP APPEAL. Please remember to keep saving your used postage stamps. There are collection boxes for them in the vestibule. They should be complete but trimmed to have ¼ inch of paper around the edge. The proceeds from the used stamps will support the Chidogi Women Centre in Blantyre, Malawi. Through providing training in tailoring, fashion design and chicken farming the Centre will improve the women’s skills in marketing and entrepreneurship. The aim is that the women’s socio-economic status is improved and their chances of future employment increase. By selling the produce made at the Centre the plan is that when the funding finishes the project will be self-sustainable – able to continue to improve the lives of women in Malawi.
KIRKTON PRAYER CHAIN. – The congregation is encouraged to make prayer requests, as the need arises, via the confidential email address: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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