Intimations for Sunday 22nd September

PRAYER 22nd September – The Guild. Father God, continue to raise Women and Men to service within the Guild to commit their lives to Jesus Christ. Enable them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action to bring about positive change throughout communities, nations and the world. Thank you for all those in Office and the 20,000 members. Bless those involved in projects at home and abroad. We ask that women and men would be attracted to the Guild at Kirkton.

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  Our treasurer is retiring and we urgently need a replacement. Please speak to Liz in the office or call 07913820057 if you want more information. 

This week we need Dry pasta , tins of hot meat,  cold meat, spaghetti,  potatoes,  tomatoes,  sweetcorn, carrots, peas, fruit, custard, sugar, toilet paper,  shaving foam 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.

PHILIPPA HANNA, one of the best-known artists in contemporary Christian music, will be supporting Lulu in her On Fire Tour in Motherwell and Lanark. Philippa has previously supported Lionel Richie, Rebecca Ferguson, Collabro, Little Mix, Wet,Wet,Wet  and latterly The Kingdom Choir. You can hear her great mix of country and Gospel music at Motherwell Concert Hall on Tuesday 24th September or at Lanark Memorial Hall (£2 cheaper!) on Saturday 28th September.

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.

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.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING ON TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER  – 10.00-12.00. Donations for the tombola will be gratefully accepted. All welcome.

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.

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.

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 and search for “What next?” or give your name to Liz in the office.

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.

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.

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.

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 23 Job 38.1-21 Tues 24 Job 38.1-21
Wed 25 Job 39.1-18 Thurs 26 Job 39.19-40.2
Fri 27 Job 40.3-24 Sat 28 Job 41.1-11
Sun 29 Job 41.12-34