Intimations for Sunday 26th January

PRAYER 26th January – Food Bank

Thank you for all volunteers at the food bank. We ask that donations would continue to come in and give thanks for all who donate.  We would ask that suitable premises be found to accommodate the rising need.

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK Thank you all for your support.

This week we need dry rice, sauces for pasta and rice, tomato ketchup, tinned macaroni and ravioli, and diluting juice.

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.

RETREAT The discipleship workgroup has organised a retreat for Saturday February 29th, 10 – 4 pm, at Braehead house. The cost is £15 per head and includes lunch. Please contact Val Macsween or the church office if you would like to reserve a place.


Kirkton Players perform “A Respectable Funeral and April in Paris”

 Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February 202, Kirkton Church Hall at 7.30pm. Saturday Matinee 2.30pm.

Tickets £10 (light refreshments included) Tel 770206 or 771570

TREKKERS Saturday 1st February 2020. Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am

STRATHCLYDE  PARK  TO  CHATELHERAULT  From Strathclyde Country  Park  we take the footpath to Chatelherault 3 miles away. 

Over the River Clyde, under the M74, back to the banks of the Clyde before joining Avon Water and eventually arriving at Chatelherault, once the residence of the Dukes of Hamilton.  A look round the Visitor’s Centre and a coffee break before making our way back the start point via the same route.   This is a flat linear walk of 6 miles in total. Anyone wishing to go (or require more information) contact Rae on  07762905625 or by email .

New Trekkers always welcome.     


Drop-in support – last Friday of each month 1-3

Drop-in activities – second Friday of each month 1-3pm

Heart for Art – a weekly art group for people with dementia in partnership with Crossreach – Thursday 11am-1pm

Musical Tea – last Tuesday of the month 1.30-3pm for 45 minutes of singing followed by afternoon tea £2.50, open to all.

Tuesday 11th Feb An Evening carers meeting for those supporting anyone with memory issues 7.30-9pm in St Andrew’s Session House.

Come and join us for support and friendship

If you know anyone who might be interested in any of the activities or support or would like further information please contact Mrs Gillian Picton, Dementia Project Coordinator at St Andrew’s Church 01555 770040 or Rev Helen Jamieson 0555 771518

LANARK & DISTRICT U3A monthly coffee morning will be in the Clydesdale Inn on Tuesday, 4th February, at 10.30am. Come along for a coffee & chat to find out more about what this lively & varied organisation can offer you if you are retired or semi- retired.  Information leaflets will be available. Info @

GARDENER’S DEN (Distribution and Exchange Network) at Langloch Farm CCI, Lanark,  where individual growers from the community, community growing groups, and school gardens can swop excess produce with each other, exchange seeds and materials, knowledge and expertise. It will take place on the first Tuesday of every month 10am -12pm starting on Tuesday 4th February 2020.

  • It is open to anyone with an interest in gardening or growing your own.
  • The first meeting will be a seed and pot swap. If you have seeds you have collected or too many for your purpose please bring them along, or plants sitting in pots you don’t have room for.
  • You do not need to have anything to swap just come for a chat and find out what’s going on. Bring a friend or neighbour.
  • There’s no need to book.  For further information check out the facebook page or phone CCI on 01555 664211.
  • They’ll also use this first session to discuss your ideas for the DEN.

The March meeting will be a mini potato day where a selection of seed potatoes and onion sets will be available to buy.

Do come to see our ever expanding dynamic site; we have an orchard, bouquet and botanic garden, polytunnels, vegetable beds, soft fruit cages, woodland walk, and coming soon kids & guardians growing sessions. After exploring the site there’s a welcoming coffee shop on site.

FORWARD IN FELLOWSHIP CONCERT The 4th Carluke Company attached to our church is a member of the Lanarkshire District Fellowship of The Boys’ Brigade (“LDF”). The LDF has partnered with two local Lanarkshire charities, Hope for Autism, and You are my Sunshine and is producing a one-off charity concert in their aid. The concert will take place on Saturday 29 February 2020, Dalziel St. Andrews, Merry Street, Motherwell, doors open 7PM, curtain up 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and can be purchased from Lesley Ewing.

The LDF are delighted to confirm that four fantastic acts are supporting the concert: the award-winning Wishaw and District Brigade Band, the Pipers of the LDF, The Jolly Bs (Stonehouse Male Voice Choir) and renowned organist Mr Mark Hindley of RSNO fame. Get your tickets while you can for what is sure to be a great evening of musical entertainment in aid of two great causes.

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 27 Acts 10.1-33 Tues 28 Acts 10.34-48
Wed 29 Luke 11.14-32 Thurs 30 Luke 11.33-54
Fri 31 Luke 13.22-35 Sat 1 Luke 10.21-42
Sun 2 Luke 15.1-10