Intimations for Sunday 25th May

PRAYER Pray for ourselves, the congregation here in Kirkton Church, that we would continue to grow in faith and fellowship and serve our God selflessly and cheerfully.

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 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.


Provisional figures indicate that the offering taken at the Christian Aid Service, together with goods made and sold in the weeks prior to Christian Aid Week, proceeds from Law Church’s ‘After Church Cafe’,  the Christian Aid Cafe, cash donations, Tesco and the door-to-door collection, amounted to £10,743.62. A donation of £1500 from C.H.O.I.C.E.S. brings the total so far to £12,243.62 The Christian Aid Group extends its sincere thanks to all who assisted in any shape or form to the success of Christian Aid Week 2019. 

Christian Aid Week 12th-18th May

The churches and community in Carluke have raised an amazing £10,743.62 (provisional total).

A HUGE thank-you to everyone who contributed or helped in any way, you undoubtedly will make a difference to the lives of mums-to-be in Sierra Leone improving their chances of survival and that of their unborn baby.

Kirkton Church’s contribution to the total were:

Friday Café                   £950.48

Tesco Collections         £1,168.80

Shop collections £48.13

Girl’s Brigade                £200.00

Charity gift                    £50.00

Congregational giving through Gift Aid envelopes was an incredible £1,555.00 of which £1.220.00 was gift aided.

The total amount raised by you was £3,972.41 (without tax from gift aid).

Both Sheena and I are so proud to be part of this amazing congregation, that’s you, who give so generously of your time, talents and money to make a real difference to others. Thank you all so very much.

Sheena Stevenson and Dawn Cunningham

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK  Our shopping list for this week includes:- salt, tins of sweetcorn, carrots, tomatoes and spaghetti, instant noodles, jars of sauce for pasta, diluting juice, UHT milk, ladies’ deodorant, 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.

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

STREET LEVEL is holding a coffee morning on Saturday 1st June from 11am till 2pm.  This is an opportunity both to raise money for the youth centre and for visitors to see inside the premises on Stewart Street and learn about the work that is being done with the young people of the town.

TREKKERS Saturday 15th  June 2019Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am

Aberdour to Burntisland(Section of Fife Costal Path)

From the car park on the outskirts of Aberdour we walk towards the harbour where we will join the this section of the Fife Coastal Path 

The path runs more or less parallel with the shoreline/east coast railway line.  From here there are great views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh with Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags prominent.   Carrying on we will soon reach the seaside town of Burntisland.  We return to Aberdour using the same route.

This is a flat linear walk, total distance just short of 8 miles, using good footpaths, although can be uneven and rocky in places.

 Anyone wishing to go (or require more information) contact Rae on  07762905625 or by email . New Trekkers always welcome.    

PRAISE GATHERING 2019 – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, Glasgow

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 27 Hebrews 6.13-20 Tues 28 Galatians 3.1-18
Wed 29 Galatians 3.19-4.7 Thurs 30 Galatians 4.8-20
Fri 31 Galatians 4.21-5.1 Sat 1 Ezekiel 37.1-14
Sun 2 Joel 2.28-3.8