Intimations for Sunday 20th October

PRAYER 20th October – Missionary Partner in Jerusalem

We ask Lord for protection over John McCulloch, his wife and children. In his many roles of speaking, comforting, listening and reassuring amongst the many tragic conflicts, give him patience and hope. Give them strength as they are surrounded by those striving for justice.  

We also bring before you the Orphanage in Kenya, the children, Rev Julius and his wife and their family. Fulfil their needs, keep them in good health and protect them at all times. Thank you for those in our congregation who raise funds and sponsor the children..

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 but will not be running on 27 October due to staffing issues.  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.

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!

MESSY CHURCH Today at 3-6pm in Kirkton Church.  All ages welcome.

Comes and join us for activities, songs, food, crafts, games, and stories.

YOGA CALENDARS FOR BREAST CANCER NOW Ann Martin will be selling Yoga calendars for Breast Cancer Now next Sunday, 27th Oct.

We have raised over £4,000 pounds so far . The calendar was initiated after 3 clients were affected by breast cancer within 3 months – one of whom ended up on the Lorraine Show after following Dr Hilary’s advice (although she had just received a clear mammogram) and detected something amiss!

The calendars are £5.99 each and all proceeds go to Breast Cancer research

We are ladies aged 58 to 83 and hope that people will find the calendar inspirational.


Shopping list this week: Tinned cold meat, carrots, UHT milk, cooking oil, salt and bleach.

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 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.

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.

TRY PRAYING On the 5th of November at 7pm Lanark Presbytery will be hosting a conference style meeting at Greyfriars Parish Church, Lanark to which everyone is warmly invited.  You do not have to be a member of Presbytery, or an elder to attend. The subject of the evening is the project TRY PRAYING—an initiative to reach out to communities with the positive message that prayer works, asking folk to simply give it a try for seven days.  Come along and hear how your congregation might use the resources of TRY PRAYING to reach your community.  There is no cost and refreshments will be served.

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 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. or tel 01236 766951


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

EH14 4AS

PRICE £30 ticket price includes buffet lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

BOOKING Visit: to 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)

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 21 Amos 5.1-17 Tues 22 Amos 5.18-27
Wed 23 Micah 2.1-13 Thurs 24 Micah 4.1-13
Fri 25 Micah 6.1-16 Sat 26 Deuteronomy 10.12-22
Sun 27 Psalm 101.1-8