Intimations for Sunday 24th November

PRAYER 24th November – Street Level

Thanks Lord for Staff and all Volunteers committed to the work of Street Level and other youth groups within Carluke.  Give them all they require to thrive as they provide specialist programmes and opportunities to vulnerable young people.

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. If anyone would like a real Advent Calendar, please let me know asap so that I can order them in time.  Ask at the stall or contact me on 07811021315.  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!

CHAS (Children’s Hospice Across Scotland) Christmas cards will be available in the large hall after the service. Keep the joy alive!

ALTERNATIVE GIFTS FOR KENYA gift cards will be on sale in the large hall after the service.

DECORATION OF THE SANCTUARY On Wednesday 27th November from 6.30pm we plan to decorate the sanctuary for the beginning of Advent. This is a wonderful opportunity to get together and share in the transformation of our worship space and share in fellowship and fun. Everyone is welcome.

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.

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK This week’s shopping list: UHT milk, sauce for pasta, tins of mac and cheese, ravioli, spaghetti, potatoes, cold meat, custard, rice pudding, fish, tomatoes.

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 – 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.

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.
Many thanks.

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.

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.

Day 1 Saturday 30th November 10.00am-3.00pm      Hoping and waiting

Day 2 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


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<>. The event is free to attend and will also be broadcast live online at<>


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 or

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.


Mon 25 Psalm 147.1-20 Tues 26 Psalm 148.1-14
Wed 27 Psalm 149.1-9 Thurs 28 Psalm 150.1-6
Fri 29 Luke 17.11-19 Sat 30  John 6.1-15
Sun 1 Mark 1.1-15