Intimations for Sunday 4th August

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK  We’ve had some nice donations this week but we will still be very glad of donations of any of the usual suspects – tinned soup, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, fruit, custard and rice, dried rice, porridge, cooking oil and kitchen roll.

Thank you to all for your continuing support. Open at 66 High St, Carluke from 10 to 12, Monday to Friday.

LAST DOCTOR OUT OF BIAFRA – the war zone journal of Dr Ann Jackson Copies of the book are on sale in St Johns on Thursdays from 10-12. Orders can be taken today after the service in the Large Hall. Please Liz Jackson or call 07936142256 to reserve your copy.

WALK WITH THE WORD: EXODUS Drama Kirk presents a dramatized walk, bringing to life Moses and the Israelites wandering in the desert this summer. Experience the Exodus anew, from the Red Sea to the Promised Land, on an exciting journey. You will walk with some well-known bible characters and see dramatisations of temptations, trials and miracles.

The walk is less than a mile and the event will last an hour; but does include one steep incline. It takes place on Saturday 10th August in Chatelherault Country Park at 10am, Noon and 3pm. Tickets are free and are available through eventbrite –

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

CARLUKE  DEVELOPMENT TRUST AGM– to be held at St. John’s Hall on Thursday 22nd August at 7pm.

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 on Sunday 25 August 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).

VETERANS’ CHAMPION.  The Champion’s role is not onerous; in summary he or she would act as a focal point for Ministers who encountered Veterans in need within their Parishes by signposting to agencies that can support that need.  While there are some 260,000 Veterans in Scotland, only a very small proportion face the serious life challenges that may come to Ministers’ attention, so involvement in this role will be extremely infrequent. 

The Relationships and Context committee of Lanark Presbytery are seeking applications from people who would be willing to undertake this role. The person does not need to be an elder, or even a member of the Church, simply someone with the skills, personality and understanding to work with ministers and veterans to signpost to support.

Applications should be with the convener, Rev Mike Fucella ( no later than 16th August 2019. It would be helpful if the person applying could provide a brief outline of their experience in working with, or dealing with veterans to help aid a decision.

CHAPLAINCY TEAM AT THE STATE HOSPITAL, CARSTAIRS. Every week a service is held within the hospital and attended by some of the patients. Volunteers provide support and friendship to the patients with some volunteers having undertaken the role for over 20 years.

The Relationship and Context committee of Lanark Presbytery would be very happy to hear from individuals who would perhaps be able to give of their time to support this valuable ministry within our Presbytery area.

If you are interested in volunteering more information can be obtained from the convener, Rev Mike Fucella (


Mon 5 Ephesians 6.1-24 Tues 6 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10
Wed 7 1 Thessalonians 4.1-12 Thurs 8 1 Thessalonians 4.13-5.11
Fri 9 1 Thessalonians 5.12-28 Sat 10  1 Timothy 1.1-11
Sun 11 1 Timothy 1.12-20