W/C Sunday 24th February

With sadness we announce the death of Mr Andrew Ferguson. The funeral service will be held on Monday 25th February 2019 at 10.00 a.m. at Daldowie Crematorium. Please remember his family and friends at this time.


Sunday 24th February
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m.  Evening Service –  Ann Auld & Doug Leslie will be on door duty

Tuesday 26th February
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour in the Centenary Hall; Hamilton Grammar School Concert £3
 7.30 p.m. SALT – in the Millennium Room

Thursday 28th February
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.

Friday 1st March
7.00 p.m Hamilton South Guilds Together World Day of Prayer Service at St John’s

Saturday 2nd March 2019
10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Messy Church: Lent – Please come and join us. It would help with our planning if you could let us know if you are coming along. Contact us by email  or via our Facebook page, Messy Church at St John’s Hamilton.

Upcoming Events

Sunday 3rd March 
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 2.00 p.m. –  Avonbridge Care Home Monthly Service
  6.30 p.m –  Evening Service at Hamilton South

Saturday 9th March
2.00 p.m. Trafalgar Square Passion Play Film Screening
Join us in Hamilton Old Parish Church Halls for a screening of “The Passion of Jesus”, Wintershall’s powerful Passion Play that is performed in Trafalgar Square each Good Friday. In 2020 Drama Kirk will be performing this play in Hamilton, so it’s a great opportunity to see what is in store! There will also be some fun stalls and fellowship.

Sunday 10th March
‘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

lent-symbolsCommunity
Commemoration
Covenant
Celebration
Commitment

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
The People’s Passion – Be Part of It!
This year our play will be performed in five churches throughout Holy Week. Could you get involved? We need people for crowd scenes and to lead some participation from the pews. People to help behind the scenes are also needed.

Those involved in crowd scenes would be in costume, joining Jesus and the disciples as they celebrate Palm Sunday. You need to be available for all services, Sun 14th April 6.30 p.m. (South Wishaw): Monday 15th April 7.30 p.m (Hamilton URC); Tuesday 16th April 7.30 p.m. (Dalziel St Andrews); Wednesday 17th April 7.00 p.m. (Lanark Greyfriars); Friday 19th April 7.30 p.m (Carluke St Andrews).

Those leading participation from the pews don’t need to be available for every performance and will simply support the congregations’ involvement.

There will be two rehearsals for those interested, Tuesday 12th March at 7.00 p.m. in Hamilton Old Parish Church and Tuesday 19th March at 7.00 p.m. in Dalziel St Andrews.

Please do come along and join us, or for further details contact dramakirk@gmail.com

Saturday 16th March
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-with-the-swing-band-tickets-54921201793

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 and those interested should register for the event on that page sooner rather than later as places are limited and are already filling up. 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!

W/C Sunday 17th February 2019

Sunday 17th February
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m.  Evening Service – Hazel Lees & Lesley Auld will be on door duty

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine:
 All material for the March issue must be with the Editor by today – Sunday 17th February. 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

Monday 18th February 
7.30 p.m. St John’s Guild in the Centenary Hall; Mr D Pirrett: Legal Matters

Tuesday 19th February
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour in the Centenary Hall; Richard Beattie: Hamilton Churches Drop in Centre

Wednesday 20th February 
7.30 p.m. St John’s Fellowship in the Clyde Room; Fiona Anderson
Please come along for an informal evening including refreshments and an opportunity to hear Fiona.

Thursday 21st February
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.

Friday Toddler Group
10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.- The Friday Toddler Group are looking for new members to enable them to remain open. If you know of anyone who is may be interested please encourage them to come along  on a Friday morning.

Sunday 24th February
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m – Evening Service – Ann Auld & Doug Leslie will welcome you.

Saturday 9th March
2.00 p.m. Trafalgar Square Passion Play Film Screening
Join us in Hamilton Old Parish Church Halls for a screening of “The Passion of Jesus”, Wintershall’s powerful Passion Play that is performed in Trafalgar Square each Good Friday. In 2020 Drama Kirk will be performing this play in Hamilton, so it’s a great opportunity to see what is in store! There will also be some fun stalls and fellowship.

Saturday 16th March
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-with-the-swing-band-tickets-54921201793

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 and those interested should register for the event on that page sooner rather than later as places are limited and are already filling up. 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!

W/C Sunday 10th February

Sunday 10th February
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m.  Evening Service –Karen Limond & Janet Boyes will welcome you.

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine:
 All material for the March issue must be with the Editor by NEXT SUNDAY; Sunday 17th February. 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 12th February
 1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – in the Centenary Hall; Jim Percival, St. Kilda
  7.30 p.m. SALT in the Millennium Room

Thursday 14th February
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.

Friday Toddler Group
10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.- The Friday Toddler Group are looking for new members to enable them to remain open. If you know of anyone who is may be interested please encourage them to come along  on a Friday morning.

Saturday 16th February
10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Guide and Ranger Coffee Morning – the staff and congregation of the church are invited to join us in the Centenary Hall. We will have lots of tea, coffee and cakes, with a variety of stalls to buy or win some treats.
Adult admission is £2.50 and a child is £1. Tickets can be bought on the door. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday 17th February
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m – Evening Service –Hazel Lees & Lesley Auld will be on door duty.

Saturday 9th March
2.00 p.m. Trafalgar Square Passion Play Film Screening
Join us in Hamilton Old Parish Church Halls for a screening of “The Passion of Jesus”, Wintershall’s powerful Passion Play that is performed in Trafalgar Square each Good Friday. In 2020 Drama Kirk will be performing this play in Hamilton, so it’s a great opportunity to see what is in store! There will also be some fun stalls and fellowship.m.

Saturday 16th March
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-with-the-swing-band-tickets-54921201793

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 and those interested should register for the event on that page sooner rather than later as places are limited and are already filling up. 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!

W/C Sunday 3rd February 2019

With sadness we announce the death of Mrs Ann Galbraith. The funeral service will be held on Monday 4th February at 11.00 a.m. at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. Please remember her family and friends at this time.


Sunday 3rd February
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
 2.00 p.m.  Monthly Service at Avonbridge Care Home
 6.30 p.m.  Evening Service at Hamilton South

Life and Work and Centre Magazine – both publications are available for distribution.

Monday 4th February
 7.30 p.m. St John’s Guild – in the Centenary Hall; Mr I White: General Secretary of the Guild

Tuesday 5th February
 1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – in the Centenary Hall; Eileen Logan

Wednesday 6th February
 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. St John’s Fellowship  AGM & Dinner at Hamilton Golf Club
 Cost: £21 per person, which will be collected at the meeting from those attending.

 Thursday 7th February
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.

Sunday 10th February
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m – Evening Service –Karen Limond & Janet Boyes will welcome you

Saturday 16th March
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-with-the-swing-band-tickets-54921201793

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 and those interested should register for the event on that page sooner rather than later as places are limited and are already filling up.

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!

Book Corner  We have a vacancy in the Book Corner for the last Tuesday in each month from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00. p.m.  If you would like to help for a couple of hours please speak to Delia Hart.