Intimations for Sunday 6th October

PRAYER 6th October- Uniformed Organizations

Thank you, Lord for all the youth who attend Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade and Scouts. We give thanks for the time and commitment they give. We ask that you give inspiration and wisdom to leaders and helpers that they can guide and help members grow in truth and confidence in themselves.

TRAIDCRAFT The stall will be up and running this morning in its usual spot in the large hall.  Stock has been low in recent times, partly due to difficulties experienced by Traidcraft, but things are beginning to get back to normal so please come and take a look.  As well as our usual range of fairly-traded goods, we have copies of “Last Doctor out of Biafra” – the war zone journal of Dr Ann Jackson. It’s a very interesting read! Thank you for your support.

CLYDESDALE FOOD BANK  Our treasurer is retiring and we urgently need a replacement. Please speak to Liz in the office or call 07913820057 if you want more information. 

This week we need kitchen rolls, biscuits, bleach, gent’s deodorant and carrier bags. 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.

CONVERSATION WITH GOD – An informal meeting will take place on Monday 7th October at 7pm in the meeting room next to the manse where we can enjoy a cuppa, have a short time of prayer and discuss how we feel and our way forward. Don’t be afraid – we are all beginners. Elizabeth Paterson 07873 725370

MESSY CHURCH Sunday 20th October 3-6pm All ages welcome.

Comes and join us for activities, songs, food, crafts, games, and stories.

MENTAL FIRST AID – Kirkton Church, Saturday 2nd Nov and 23rd Nov, 9.30am-4pm. Please contact Lesley, 07780 330543, to book a place on this course. You must be able to attend both days and be over 18.

BLYTHSWOOD CARE – SHOE BOX APPEAL – covered shoe boxes are available along with knitted goods suitable for inclusion in the boxes. Donations for the boxes go to Blythswood Care to assist with transport costs but proceeds from the knitted goods go to the Kenyan Orphanage fund.

NEW FLU VACCINE ARRANGEMENTS for St Luke’s Medical Practice patients

Aged 75 plusBorn before 01/04/1945 – Attend St Luke’s Medical Practice flu clinic on Saturday, 19 October between 8.30am and 12noon then 1pm to 4.30pm

Aged 18 to 64 with chronic health condition or unpaid carer DOB : 01/04/2002 to 31/03/1955 Attend St Luke’s Medical Practice flu clinic on Saturday, 19 October between 8.30am and 12noon then 1pm to 4.30pm

High School children with a chronic health condition or unpaid carer

Attend St Luke’s Medical Practice flu clinic on Saturday, 19 October between 8.30am and 12noon then1pm to 4.30pm

Aged 6 months to 2 years with a chronic health condition Please contact the practice  after 21/10/2019 to arrange an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.

Aged 65 to 74 DOB 01/04/1955 to 31/03/1945 Attend the NHS wing of Carluke Community Health Centre on Saturday, 19 October between 8.30am and 12noon then 1pm to 4.30pm

Pre-school children aged 2-5 years (not in school)

Telephone 01698 855634  after 10/10/2019. A dedicated number to contact for details on vaccination programme.

All Primary School Children in P1-7 Vaccine will only be given at school.

Please contact the school nursing team on 0300 303 3229

All Pregnant Women Vaccine will be given by your Midwife. Please contact your midwife for more information.

TREKKERS Saturday 12 October 2019 Leaving Carluke St. Johns at 9.00 am


 From the town of Muirkirk, East Ayrshire (birth place of John L Macadam developer of tar macadam road) we join part of the  River Ayr Way to find the source of the river.  Across fields and through woodlands and “Hey”, here is where the river starts, at Glenbuck Loch.  

This a flat linear walk totalling 9 miles and using well defined paths and the now dismantled old Caledonian Railway track and encountering interesting features en route  – monument to Bill Shankly (born in Glenbuck) the Muirkirk Totem Pole, & the Glenbuck Sculpture (consisting of a huge slab made of cast sand from Ayr beach. The equivalent slab at Ayr is constructed from cast coal dust from the opencast mine at Glenbuck).

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

CHALMERS LECTURES 2019 – A FUTURE THAT’S BIGGER THAN THE PAST. In this series of lectures in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh on 17th, 18th, 19th September and 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 6pm – 8pm.  Dr Sam Wells discusses the theology and methods of HeartEdge as a vision for renewal in the Church. Dr Wells is Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. A live stream of each lecture will be available on the Church of Scotland website.

AN EVENING WITH THE MODERATOR  Join us for an evening meal, conversation and reflection with the moderator of the General Assembly, Right Rev Colin Sinclair on Wed 30th October 7-9pm at New Lanark Mill Hotel, £25 (includes 3 course meal and wine). To book email or call 01555 37050 or sign up to a table with your congregation.


Grasping the nettle with the God question — National conference

DATE/TIME Saturday 2nd November 2019 10.00am – 4.30pm

VENUE Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh

EH14 4AS

PRICE £30 ticket price includes buffet lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

BOOKING Visit: buy your tickets online

Dr Guy Consolmagno, Director of The Vatican Observatory – Is There Purpose in the Cosmos?

Dr Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director, The Faraday Institute, Cambridge

-Is There Purpose in Biology?

Rev Dr Russel Moffat, Minister, Church of Scotland, The Purposeful Primate (Interpreting Genesis 1)

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 7 1 Corinthians 11.17-34 Tues 8 Isaiah 61.1-11
Wed 9 Jeremiah 7.1-15 Thurs 10 Jeremiah 22.11-23
Fri 11 Jeremiah 23.1-8 Sat 12 Psalm 14.1-7
Sun 13 Psalm 15.1-5