W/C Sunday 16th April 2017

The Minister is on annual leave from 17th April, and returns to duties on 27th April.  For any pastoral needs please contact Rev Ross Blackman on 01698 640185

Sunday 16th April

10.45 a.m.  Morning Worship

No Evening Service at St John’s

6.30 p.m. South Church Easter Sunday Evening Service. No frills a simple act of worship and thanksgiving for Easter.  All will be made most welcome.

St John’s Centre Magazine – All material for the May issue of the magazine is to be with the editor by Sunday 23rd April, NO LATER.  If you have any items you wish to be included (special events, celebrations, birthdays, poems etc) items can be left in the top right basket marked Magazine Editors in the rack outside the office, or by email

 Welcome Team:  If anyone in the congregation would like to be part of our Welcome Teams on a Sunday, or would like to know more, please contact Ann Auld by email

Book Corner – A book called Villages of Britain has been left at the Book Corner.  Does anyone know who it belongs to?  If so please see Delia Hart.

Christian Aid Week this year runs from Sunday 14 May until Saturday 20 May 2017 and is fast approaching.  I am desperately in need of volunteers for the door to door can collection and can collectors for the Town Centre on Saturday 21 May.  Volunteers are also required for the Forum Café on  Saturday 20 May and for the home baking stall from 12 noon – 2.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Also donations of homebaking for the Cake Stall.  If anyone is interested please do not hesitate to contact me by email

Thursday 20th April

12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The service will last about 15-30 minutes, so please come along and invite a friend.

Saturday 22nd April

10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  Dalziel St Andrew’s, Motherwell.
Living the Fairtrade Way (Doors open with tea/coffee 9.30 a.m.) –   Speakers include Liz Cotton from Rainbow Turtle ‘How can Churches get involved?’ and Trev Gregory from Carishea – discover the story behind Shea Butter.

Monday 24th April

7.00-9.00 p.m .Annual Beetle Drive  Tickets priced Adults £1, Children 50p are available from Janet Howson or David Austin.  Come along and enjoy a fun night for all the family.

Sunday 23rd April

10.45 a.m. Morning Worship led by Lynette Jardine

6.30 p.m. Evening Service led by Fiona Anderson
A Gillespie & G Wade will welcome you