Intimations for Sunday

Sun 29th Praise night at St John’s Church 7.00pm
Mon 30th Crossroads Café at Kirkton Church CLOSED
Tues 1st Coffee club at Kirkton Church 10.00-12.00
Tues 1st Jaffa Club for P4 – P7 at St John’s Church 6.15-7.15pm
Thurs 3rd    Thursday Service in St John’s Church 10.30am
Sat 5th Joint conference What next? at Kirkton Church 10.00-4.00
Sun 6th       Morning service at St Andrew’s Church 11.00am
Sun 6th    Morning service at Kirkton Church 11.00am
Sun 6th    Morning service at St John’s Church 11.00am

PRAYER 29th September – Work Groups

At the beginning of this session we ask that each of the work groups within Kirkton, would look to you for enthusiasm and time to fulfil their given tasks and that they would seek wisdom and direction from you.

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.

JOINT CONFERENCE – WHAT NEXT? Exploring the ways ahead for the 21st Century Scottish Church through revisiting “Church Without Walls” Contributors include Albert Bogle, Susan Brown, Gordon Kennedy, Michael Lyall and Kaye Gardiner. Saturday 5th October, 10.00am to 4.00pm in Kirkton Church.

This free event is open to people from churches of all denominations in the area. Please register at and search for “What next?”

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 Dry rice, tins of hot meat, spaghetti, tomatoes,  peas, beans,  custard, sauce for pasta, intant noodles, sugar, biscuits 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. All are welcome to come along to chat to friends, old and new.

URGENT – HELP is needed on Tuesday mornings to keep the Coffee Club running. Please speak to Kate Nisbet, Robina Wilson or Linda Boyle if you are interested in helping out.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING ON TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER  – 10.00-12.00. Donations for the tombola will be gratefully accepted. All welcome.

THE GUILD AT KIRKTON    –   What’s the Guild all about?

Having fun and fellowship.  Nurturing Faith in Members and Friends.

Encouraging Young and Old to work together for Church and Community.

Raising £750,000 over 3 years for 6 Projects home and abroad. These are only some of the things we do.Why don’t you come along and find out more?

We start our new session on Tuesday 1st October, in the Small Hall, at 7.30pm.

Our speaker is Mrs Allan from East  Kilbride.  ‘Her talk is entitled  “Franklin’s Legs”   The  story of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life with the President of  USA.

PLAYLIST FOR LIFE On Friday 4th October from 1-4 pm St Andrew’s church is hosting a Playlist for Life ‘Music Detective’ session led by Mary McDougall Communities Officer for Playlist for Life.This workshop will provide some basic dementia training and help you develop skills to make a Playlist of personalised meaningful music. Personalised meaningful music is an amazing way to support people with dementia and their carers – and I have been able to use the skills in a variety of ways in my ministry. There will be no charge for the workshop provided.If anyone from Presbytery is interested in attending please contact Mrs Gillian Picton, St Andrews Church Dementia Project Coordinator by e-mail –

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING at Streetlevel. Saturday 5th October 11am – 2pm, 37 Stewart Street.  All welcome!

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 ad discuss how we feel and our way forward. Don’t be afraid – we are all beginners. Elizabeth Paterson 07873 725370

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.


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.

LANARK & DISTRICT U3A Our next monthly coffee morning is in the Clydesdale Inn, Lanark , on Tuesday 1st October at 10.30am.  Come along and discover what this lively & diverse organisation can offer you in either your retirement or semi-retirement . Information leaflets will also be available.


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 30 Job 42.1-17 Tues 1  Isaiah 42.1-13
Wed 2 Isaiah 42.14-25 Thurs 3 Isaiah 51.1-11
Fri 4 Isaiah 51.12-23 Sat 5 Isaiah 58.1-14
Sun 6 Isaiah 59.1-21