Intimations for Sunday 23rd June

PRAYER  Schools finishing for the summer

Dear God, we pray for those who are finishing school for the summer break and hope they have a nice holiday. We pray for the staff too as they enjoy a well-deserved break. Amen

TRAIDCRAFT The stall will be in its usual spot in the large hall after the morning service. We are well-stocked this week and have both chocolate and yogurt raisins in stock as promised. Why not come and have a look at what we have. Every purchase you make helps to make trade fairer for small producers in developing countries. Thank you for your continued support.

The FLOWER DELIVERY GROUP needs some extra help. If you would like to join us to take the Church  flowers, on a Sunday after the Service, to any of our members who might be ill or bereaved please speak to Ann Ashe phone no 01555772704.

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK This weeks’ shopping list:- tins of soup, peas and potatoes, tins of spaghetti,  jars of sauce for rice, coffee , cooking oil and bleach.  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.

Carluke URC has some MUSICAL EQUIPMENT it is no longer making use of:

  • a drum kit consisting of base drum, snare drum, two floor toms, crash cymbal, top hat cymbal and stool
  • two acoustic (Spanish) guitars

All in good condition.  Available singly or as one lot.

We offer these free to a church or church organisation; or for a donation if for personal use. Contact me if you wish to inspect the items (07923 672221).

Thanks  John Wilcox , Administrator, Carluke URC


Because of your support for this year’s Jar of Grace appeal the final total which was sent to UNICEF was £1459.12 and, since some of this amount qualifies for Gift Aid, the actual sum UNICEF will receive from Carluke Parish Churches to help respond to disasters involving vulnerable children all around the world will be just under £1600.

Thank you again for your generous support of children caught up in emergencies around our world.

Kenny Scott (Kirkton), Allison Plenderleith (St. Andrew’s), Chris Shanks (St. John’s

WALK WITH THE WORD: EXODUS Drama Kirk presents a dramatized walk, bringing to life Moses and the Israelites wandering in the desert this summer. Experience the Exodus anew, from the Red Sea to the Promised Land, on an exciting journey. You will walk with some well-known bible characters and see dramatisations of temptations, trials and miracles.

The walk is less than a mile and the event will last an hour; but does include one steep incline. It takes place on Saturday 10th August in Chatelherault Country Park at 10am, Noon and 3pm. Tickets are free and are available through eventbrite –

VETERANS’ CHAMPION.  The Champion’s role is not onerous; in summary he or she would act as a focal point for Ministers who encountered Veterans in need within their Parishes by signposting to agencies that can support that need.  While there are some 260,000 Veterans in Scotland, only a very small proportion face the serious life challenges that may come to Ministers’ attention, so involvement in this role will be extremely infrequent. 

The Relationships and Context committee of Lanark Presbytery are seeking applications from people who would be willing to undertake this role. The person does not need to be an elder, or even a member of the Church, simply someone with the skills, personality and understanding to work with ministers and veterans to signpost to support.

Applications should be with the convener, Rev Mike Fucella ( no later than 16th August 2019. It would be helpful if the person applying could provide a brief outline of their experience in working with, or dealing with veterans to help aid a decision.

CHAPLAINCY TEAM AT THE STATE HOSPITAL, CARSTAIRS. Every week a service is held within the hospital and attended by some of the patients. Volunteers provide support and friendship to the patients with some volunteers having undertaken the role for over 20 years.

The Relationship and Context committee of Lanark Presbytery would be very happy to hear from individuals who would perhaps be able to give of their time to support this valuable ministry within our Presbytery area.

If you are interested in volunteering more information can be obtained from the convener, Rev Mike Fucella (

THE FAMILY GARDENING CLUB will run on set Fridays in July (5th, 12th, 19th) & in August (2nd, 9th) from 10.30am – 12.30pm). All ages and family/guardian groups welcome. Stuart the Educational Gardener will lead the group in a range of gardening activities to help keep Castlebank Park looking its best. Families will also be able to take home tips about developing their own garden and growing their own produce at home.

Children must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. Free of charge – any donations to the ongoing regeneration of the park by volunteers are welcome. The meeting point is Castlebank Horticultural Centre, St Patrick’s Road, Lanark, ML11 9EG. (Other information: Wear suitable outdoor clothing and outdoor shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Tea, coffee, diluting juice and biscuits will be provided.)

To register for the Family Gardening Club, please email or call 01555 728 329.

BLYTHSWOOD CARE SHOE BOX APPEAL We are trying to be ultra-prepared this year so please bring any empty shoe boxes to church any Sunday when they will be gratefully received.

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 24 Acts 14.8-28 Tues 25 Acts 16.1-10
Wed 26 Acts 16.11-15 Thurs 27 Acts 16.16-24
Fri 28 Acts 16.25-40 Sat 29 John 3.1-21
Sun 30 John 3.22-36