Intimations for Sunday 25th August

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.

STREET LEVEL JOINT CHURCHES PRAISE NIGHT SERVICE                                               

Street Level is 25 this year and to celebrate we are holding a Praise Service of celebration and thanksgiving TONIGHT at 7pm at St Andrew’s Church, Carluke

We hope all church members and friends will be able to join us.

“The Lord has done great things” (Ps126).


Demand is high just now so we are happy to accept any dried or tinned foods or personal or household hygiene items.

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.

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 reopens on Tuesday 3rd September, 10-12.

All are welcome to come along to chat to friends, old and new.

GUILD AT ST ANDREW’S invite you to an Evening Of Music with the choir of Cambusnethan North Church on Wednesday evening, 4th September at 7.00pm. A donation will be uplifted during the evening with tea/coffee being served.

CONFERENCE presented by Divine Healing Fellowship, Braehead House on Saturday 7th September 10.00-4.00pm     . Guest speaker is Rev Kenny Borthwick. Tickets £25 includes lunch. Telephone 01555 860716 to book your place.

TREKKERS Saturday 7th September 2019 Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am

CARRON VALLEY FOREST & RESERVOIR (between Fintry & Denny). A lovely woodland trail along Carron Valley.  From the Forestry Commission car park we walk towards the main dam and then join the Loch Shore Trail along the south side of the reservoir (constructed 1935/39).   We carry on through the forest until we get to the smaller dam at the western end.  Across a minor road we enter the Sir John de Graham forest.  This track runs parallel to the north side offering great views over the reservoir to Meikle Bin beyond. This track brings us back onto the minor road we crossed previously and to our start point.This is a flat circular walk of 10 miles using forest tracks gravel paths and minor roads.   As part of the paths are rocky/uneven and can be muddy in places waterproof walking boots recommended. Anyone wishing to go or requiring more information please contact Rae by email  – or on 07762 905625 New Trekkers always welcome.

CARLUKE MEN’S SHED QUIZ NIGHT. Friday 13th Sept at Carluke Bowling Club 7-10.30pm. £5/person. Reserve you ticket 07592861829.  £100 in prize money and challenge trophy.

JAM AND HAM FESTIVAL 2019. Entry forms for the Jampionships and for the Art Exhibition on Sat 21st September are available on the hall notice board.

SCOTLAND FOR JESUS presents singer song-writer MATTHEW WARD in concert in Kirkton Church on Sunday 22nd September. See posters in the halls. For further details contact Rev Iain Cunningham on 771262

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

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 require then please submit another, updated request.


Mon 26 James 2.1-13 Tues 27 James 2.14-26
Wed 28 James 5.7-20 Thurs 29 2 Peter 1.1-21
Fri 30 2 Peter 2.1-22 Sat 31  2 Peter 3.1-18
Sun 1 Proverbs 1.1-19