Weekly News – Sunday 21st June 2015

What’s On …

Evening Duty21.06.15 – F Dodds & R Jackson

                       28.06.15 – S Gray & F Landery

Today

Our service this morning is in celebration of all the young people within our church.

The 30th Lanarkshire Scout Group have 2 leaders retiring.  Whilst we wish Alan Thom and Alex Orr well in their retirement, there is now an opportunity for anyone interested in taking up a leadership role.  If you want to know more please contact Derek Ballantyne, Group Scout Leader – email:  derek.ballantyne67@btinternet.com

Wednesday 24th June

Book Corner – Meeting at 10.30am in the Millennium Room, anyone who is interested in the work of the Book Corner will be very welcome.

Thursday 25th  June

Continuing our new midweek service, at 12:15pm in the Church sanctuary. The

service will last about 15-30 minutes, so please come along and invite a friend.

Next Sunday 28th June

 10.45am:  All-Age Summer Worship conducted by Rev Joanne Hood (with crèche for under 3’s, and themed activity packs available)

 6.30pm Summer Songs of Praise in the Church

Summer Worship times – from 5th July morning worship will be at 10am and instead of evening services worshippers will be conducting short Sundown reflections at 9pm.  Anyone interested in helping with these should speak to, or contact, Helen Hunter.

 

Heart and Soul Stand 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed participating at Heart and Soul 2015 in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh two weeks ago.  We met lots of people from churches all round Scotland and telling them about the work we do at St John’s.

Here is a picture of our team hard at work.

St John's Heart and Soul Team 2015

Our Minister, Joanne Hood was also there representing the Church of Scotland as part of the Heart and Soul Swing Band.

Rev Joanne Hood with Swing Band

The Heart and Soul Swing Band.

Heart and Soul Swing Band 2015

Heart and Soul

Well done to all those who helped organise the Hamilton, St John’s tent which was on display at the Church of Scotland’s Heart and Soul celebration in Princes’s Street Gardens Edinburgh last Sunday.

It it was nice to see St John’s playing it’s part in the work of the Church as well as sharing with others our experience what we do here in Hamilton as well as taking the opportunity to talk to them and to learn from them.

 

Christian Aid

A big thank you to all of those who collected and counted money for Christian Aid last week. A further thanks to those who took part in our outdoor tent providing music entertainment to the those in the town centre. A particular thanks go to the pupils from Hamilton Grammar School who played their part and helped show that “community” is alive and kicking in Hamilton.