intimations for Sunday 3rd November

PRAYER 3rd November- Social Care and Services

Merciful and Compassionate God, we ask that you will be alongside those in our community and beyond, who seek to support those in need, from the very young through to the very old, we thank you for their ability to encourage everyone to achieve the highest quality of life that they are capable of achieving at any given time and that those in need will find the help required.

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 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.

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!


Shopping list this week: Sauce for rice, salt, tins of carrots, macaroni and cheese, ravioli, fish, corn beef, UHT milk, cooking oil, diluting juice, shampoo, bleach, washing up liquid.

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 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.

COFFEE CLUB at Kirkton Church meets on Tuesdays 10-12. Despite its name this is not a Club in the sense that you have to be a member. It is open to all and it would be lovely to see some new folks come along to enjoy tea, coffee, delicious home baking and a chat with friends.

THE GUILD AT KIRKTON – Our next Guild meeting will be held in the small hall on Tuesday, 5th November at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Mr Harry Doyle from Hamilton.   His specialist subject is Chatelherault and his talk is entitled “The Ladies of Hamilton”.  All Welcome.

MESSY VINTAGE. Come and enjoy an afternoon with the Worship Workgroup where you will experience FUN, be CREATIVE with craft activities, CELEBRATE with a bible story, songs and prayer and experience FELLOWSHIP over tea, coffee and light bites. Our first ever MESSY VINTAGE in Kirkton Church will take place on Saturday 16th November from 2 – 4pm in the large hall. Although not essential it would be helpful if we knew in advance approximately how many people will be joining us for tea so please complete the invitation which you have been given and return it to Christine O’Neill or Liz in the church office.

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 tumbola. Donations of baking and items for the tumbola would be appreciated. Speak to Kate, Anne, Lynn, Elizabeth, Margaret or Linda if you are willing to help. Thank you

ST ATHANASIUS’ CHURCH, CARLUKE You are invited to visit us on our OPEN DAY to view our newly refurbished church on Sunday 10th November from 12.30-5pm.

Guided tour at 1pm.

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.

TRY PRAYING On the 5th of November at 7pm Lanark Presbytery will be hosting a conference style meeting at Greyfriars Parish Church, Lanark to which everyone is warmly invited.  You do not have to be a member of Presbytery, or an elder to attend. The subject of the evening is the project TRY PRAYING—an initiative to reach out to communities with the positive message that prayer works, asking folk to simply give it a try for seven days.  Come along and hear how your congregation might use the resources of TRY PRAYING to reach your community.  There is no cost and refreshments will be served.

TREKKERS Saturday 9 November 2019 Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.30 am


This lovely little reservoir is tucked away in the hills approximately 4 miles east of Crawford.  Te reservoir was undertaken by German prisoners of war in the First World War.  The location of the POW camp is not known but is likely to be situated on one of the slopes downstream from the dam site.

This a flat circular walk of 6 miles on a wide gravel/clinker path.  The route is uneven and wet in places therefore walking boots recommended.  The area is exposed so make sure you have appropriate outdoor waterproof clothing.

Anyone wishing to go should advise/contact Rae by email  – or on 07762 905625

New Trekkers always welcome.

LANARK & DISTRICT U3A The next monthly coffee morning is on Tuesday 5th November at 10.30am in the Clydesdale Inn, Lanark. If you are retired or semi-retired then come along and find out what this lively & varied organisation has to offer. Information leaflets will be available. Website:

CANCER RESEARCH CHARITY DAY – Sat 9th Nov, Kirkton Church halls, 10.00-2.00pm.

Craft stalls, Christmas gifts, free face painting. Adults £5, children £2 – includes coffee, sandwich and cake.

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 4 Deuteronomy 14.22-29 Tues 5 Deuteronomy 15.1-23
Wed 6 Deuteronomy 16.9-17 Thurs 7 Psalm 65.1-13
Fri 8 Psalm 92.1-15 Sat 9 Psalm 98.1-9
Sun 10 Psalm 100.1-5