W/C Sunday 10th March 2019

With sadness we announce the death of Mrs Eleanor Haddow. Please remember her family and friends at this time. Funeral details still to be confirmed.

Sunday 10th March 
10.45 a.m.  – Morning Worship: Communion
5.15 p.m.    – Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
6.30 p.m.    – Evening Service: Communion 
Dennis and Delia Hart will welcome you.

Centre Magazine – available for distribution

‘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:


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 12th March
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour  Outing
7.30 p.m. SALT – in the Millennium Room

Wednesday 13th March
7.00 p.m. Kirk Session Meeting 

Thursday 14th 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.

Saturday 16th March

Sing with the Swing Band
11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. The Heart and Soul Swing Band will be hosting their second ‘Sing with the Swing Band’ day after the successful launch of their Go For it Fund supported Community Gospel Choir Project in November last year.  More information can be found at the Eventbrite link above.  The event is for people of all ages and any amount of (or no) musical experience.  Come along with a packed lunch, by yourself or with friends or family, for a day of singing and swinging as we celebrate the joy of music!

Sunday 17th March 2019
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship: Communion
 5.15 p.m. –  Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
 6.30 p.m. –  Evening Service  Paul Flarry and Andrew McLean will be on door duty

 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