Intimations for Sunday 5th May


Pray this week for the Nations of the world. Pray for peace in the war torn areas, for nutrition for the starving and shelter for the exposed, for medical care for the sick and protection for the abused.

TRAIDCRAFT The stall will be set up in the large hall after the morning service.  The range is wider than in recent months so do please come and take a look at what’s on offer.  If no one is manning the stall just help yourself and come back next week to complete the sale.  Thank you for your support over many years.

PASTORAL CARE CONFERENCE – thank you to everyone who attended and helped in any way to make it the success it was.

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK  Our shopping list for this week includes:- dried rice, tins of custard and rice pudding, spaghetti, macaroni cheese, carrots, potatoes, peas, hot meat meals, fish, UHT milk, salt, coffee and 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.

THE ANNUAL PARADE AND AWARDS CEREMONY FOR GIRLS AND BOYS BRIGADE will take place in the church on Sunday 12th May.

We invite everyone to come along and see the young men and ladies receive their awards in the church. We will then move to the large hall for food and cake cutting duties!

May I ask if the congregation could prepare some sandwiches, cakes, tray bakes etc as per previous years? Please hand into the kitchen from 9.30am onwards.

Thanks again for everyone’s support, Derek Smith.


The churches and community in Carluke come together every year to support the work of Christian Aid – making a real difference to people around the world.  

There are a number of events planned.

Dates for your diary

Sunday 12th – Christian Aid Service @ 7.30pm, URC Church Carnwath Road

13th – 18th Christian Aid Café, will run Monday – Saturday  (excluding Wednesday) in St John’s Church Halls (Kirkton Church will run the café on Friday 17th May)

How can you help?

We need volunteers and donations of food for Kirkton’s Café on the 17th May. Sign up sheets are available this morning in the Large Hall. (If you are unable to help with the our Café on Friday, the URC Church would welcome any help on Tuesday.)

The biggest change for Kirkton this year is that there will be no door-to-door collection, instead we will provide Gift Aid donation envelopes for everyone who comes to church on the weeks leading up to Christian Aid week. What we hope is that you will consider contributing to the work of Christian Aid in this way. Please return the envelope to the church and if you are eligible, please sign the gift aid declaration. Last year we collected over £1000.00 by door-to-door so it is a big target for the church to aim for. Please return your envelope to Church by Sunday 12th May.

We also hope to have a day collecting in Tesco to help us raise money from the community too – volunteers will be needed, date yet to be confirmed. J

Finally the Christian Aid Quiz is available for sale £1.00 in the large Hall today.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Sheena Stevenson, Dawn Cunningham




We look forward to welcoming you at next Sunday’s evening service, 7.00pm in the United Reformed Church, where we will celebrate the start of Christian Aid Week. Please come along and join in the praise and worship which will focus on the work of Christian Aid.

An offering will be taken for Christian Aid and there will be an opportunity for fellowship over refreshments after the service.


Open from Monday 12 May to Saturday 18 May (excl Wednesday) in St John’s Church Hall.

If you want to be involved, check the notice board where you can add your name to any of the lists calling for assistance, or speak to your Christian Aid representative.

TREKKERS Saturday 11 May 2019Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am

PEEBLES  TO  LYNE A picturesque the walk upstream of the River Tweed.Leaving the pretty Borders town of Peebles we walk along the riverside path passing Neidpath Castle (the recent structure dates back to the late 14th century), before reaching what used to be the Lyne Station.  From there we cross over the River Tweed and pass through the Barns Estate with its 16th/17th century tower and 18th century house. Back along the south bank of the river then a short climb gentle climb (40 mtrs) to Manor Sware with fantastic views of the River Tweed and beyond.

This is a flat circular walk of just under 8 miles using well defined grassy/woodland paths/disused railway track and minor roads.   As parts 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.

The Worship and Discipleship Committee within Lanark Presbytery are holding a PRAYER RESOURCES EVENT in Kirkton Church on Monday 13th May, 7-8.30pm and encourage congregations to participate. This event will aim to resource and encourage people in their constructing of prayers for public worship as well as looking at simple skills and tools to help with the delivery of prayers and readings during services.

WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR     This vibrant worship experience comes to St John’s on Friday 10th May at 7.00pm. Entry is FREE and you are ensured of a wonderful evening of entertainment and worship. In order to ensure adequate post concert catering we would prefer if you booked through Eventbrite at

HEART AND SOUL –As in previous years there will be a united service in St John’s Church at 11.00am on Sunday 19thMay. After the service a bus will leave from St John’s at 12.15am to go to the Heart and Soul event in Princes St Gardens Edinburgh. The bus will return to Carluke immediately after worship which finishes around 6.00pm.  Please add your name to the sheet on the notice board to book your seat. Avoid the hassle of driving through Edinburgh and hunting for a parking space – let the bus take the strain and drop you at the gate! Adults £8, children £3, Family £20.

CDT TURNS 20 Join us on Saturday 18th May to celebrate 20 years of Carluke Development Trust!
Over the past 20 years Carluke has grown and developed, and Carluke Development Trust has been there along the way, providing activities and events, while trying to develop the town for our community, and we are holding a day to celebrate on Saturday 18th May!

The day’s festivities will start with the Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Carluke High Mill starting at 11.00 am on Saturday 18th May 2019. After decades of community support, the development work at the High Mill is due to start on Monday 22nd May. Following the ceremony, a CDT 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held at Lifestyles Carluke, starting at 12.30pm with a light lunch. Come along to see what projects are going on in Carluke, and give your opinion on what is needed in our town.
There will also be the opportunity to give feedback and views on the High Mill and town centre development, and information on community groups and activities currently ongoing in Carluke!
Music and refreshments will be provided.
To ensure there is enough birthday cake for everyone please R.S.V.P. to

LANARK & DISTRICT U3A Coffee morning  for the retired and semi-retired. Tuesday 7th May in Clydesdale Inn at 10.30am. Come along and find out what your local U3A has to offer you in your retirement.

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 6 Genesis 7.1-24 Tues 7 Genesis 8.1-19
Wed 8 Genesis 8.20-9.7 Thurs 9 Genesis 9.8-17
Fri 10 Genesis 12.1-9 Sat 11 Genesis 15.1-21
Sun 12 Genesis 17.1-14