W/C Sunday 31st March 2019

Sunday 31st March
10.45 a.m –  Morning Worship followed by Annual Business Meeting.
 5.15 p.m. – Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service. Jack MacInytre and Sheila Thomson will welcome you.

Sunday 7th April 2019
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 2.00 p.m. – Avonbridge Care Home Monthly Service
 5.15 p.m. – Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service at Hamilton South

 Gift Day
The Kirk Session recently approved another Gift Day for this year – the official date is Saturday, 27th April 2019 with the proceeds being retained by St John’s to further its work. Envelopes will be made available for use shortly and it is hoped members will support this giving opportunity generously, as they did last year.

W/C Sunday 24th March 2019

Sunday 24th March
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
 5.15 p.m. –  Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
Food for Thought will last for an hour and people can choose whether they want to stay on for the evening service on those Sunday which will further explore the theme of that week.
6.30 p.m.  Evening Service Sandra Borden and Lesley Auld will welcome you.

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine: All material for the March issue must be with the Editor by TODAY; Sunday 24th March. Remember this is your magazine, your news and articles would be much appreciated. If you have anything you would like in the magazine, items can be left in the top right basket marked Magazine Editors in the rack outside the office or sent be email to: office @stjohnshamilton.org.uk

Tuesday 26th March
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour  AGM followed by Musical Memories Concert
7.30 p.m. SALT – in the Millennium Room

Thursday 28th March
10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group  in the Youth Room. This group meets weekly. Please come along and join us.
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Forum Café
Volunteers are required for the Forum café to cover Karen Limond’s shifts, in particular the Thursday shift. If you are able to cover any of the shifts, please consult the sheet in the kitchen and note your details. Thank you.

Sunday 31st March 2019
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship followed by Annual Business Meeting
  5.15 p.m. – Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Jack MacIntyre and Sheila Thomson will be on door duty.

W/C Sunday 17th March 2019

Sunday 17th March 2019
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship: Communion
 6.30 p.m. –  Evening Service  Paul Flarry and Andrew McLean will be on door duty

‘Food for Thought 2019’  This year a lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ will meet for five Sundays beginning on Sunday 10th March at 5.15 p.m. in the Youth Room.  We will be using material called Eat, Pray, Share that allows us to reflect on the way we share round the Lord’s table under the five themes of:

Community
Commemoration
Covenant
Celebration
Commitmentlent-symbols

This is particularly helpful for us in Lent as we begin and end the season by celebrating the Lord’s Supper, first of all on the first Sunday in Lent and then again on Easter Sunday at both our 9.30 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. services.

Food for Thought will last for an hour and people can choose whether they want to stay on for the evening service on those Sunday which will further explore the theme of that week.

Tuesday 19th March
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour  
7.30 p.m. SALT – in the Millennium Room

Wednesday 20th March
7.00 p.m. Kirk Session Meeting 

Thursday 22nd March
10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group  in the Youth Room. This group meets weekly. Please come along and join us.
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

St John’s Mini Cubs
Mini cubs runs in St John’s on a Friday night from 6.00 p.m. -7.00 pm and has a very healthy attendance.  Unfortunately, our leader, Tony Carter, is retiring at Easter after 13 years of service and our thanks go to him for carrying out this role well for so many years. The remainder of our leadership team is continuing to the summer where after they too will be retiring. The leadership team is keen to get a new leader and support team in place before then to allow them to assist the new leadership team. We are looking for some volunteers to take on these roles and allow the mini cubs to continue. If you know of anyone would might be interested in getting involved with this active group, please encourage them to contact Lianne McInally, Julie Lamont or Colin MacLeod.

 Forum Café
Volunteers are required for the Forum café to cover Karen Limond’s shifts, in particular the Thursday shift. If you are able to cover any of the shifts, please consult the sheet in the kitchen and note your details. Thank you.

St Andrew’s Hospice – Make a Will Month – March 2019
Make or update your Will and support St Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March. Several Lanarkshire Legal Firms have agreed to write a basic Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice.  For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice  on 01236 772087 or email lorna.mccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk