W/C Sunday 1st October 2017

Sunday 1st October

 10.45 a.m. Harvest Thanksgiving Service

2.00 p.m.  Avonbridge Care Home- Monthly service at the home. All welcome.

 6.30 p.m. Evening Service – No service here as we’re joining Hamilton: South for their evening service which takes place once a month.

Monday 2nd October

7.00 p.m.  Guild meets Rededication Service by Rev Joanne Hood, followed by a buffet supper (cost £3).

Tuesday 3rd October

 1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour resumes after the summer break, with rededication by Rev Joanne Hood.  Please note our earlier start time.  Please come along to this first meeting of the session, you will be made most welcome.

Wednesday 4th October

7.30 p.mSt John’s Fellowship invites all Church Members to the Opening and Rededication by The Rev. Joanne Hood, in the Forum, including the Traditional Buffet.

Wednesday 4th October

7.30 p.m Motherwell Symphonic Band perform a concert entitled ‘A Musical Reunion’ in Motherwell Civic Concert Hall   Guests are St John Singers and Woodhead Primary School Choir.  Tickets £8 for adults, £5 concessions, are available from the Motherwell Box Office (01698 403120) or from Hughina Naylor, Anne MacLeod and Anne Mackie.

Thursday 5th October

 10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group will recommence 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 service will last about 15-30 minutes, please come along and invite a friend.

Sunday 8th October

 10.45 a.m. Morning Worship 

12.30 p.m.  KIRK SESSION MEETING at the front of the church for us to meet with representative from Path of Renewal,  .

6.30 p.m. Evening Service E Muir & G Rankin will welcome you.

Tuesday 10th October

 7.30 p.m SALT (Second And Last Tuesday) Bible Study Group begins in the Millennium Room

Crossreach Calendar 2018

It’s that time of year again to order your calendar and support our Church’s wider work in the community through Crossreach.  The 2018 calendar has lovely Scottish scenes, a monthly diary for all your engagements and all for the very reasonable price of £5.  Marion Baird will be in the kitchen after close of worship on Sunday 8,15,22,and 29 October to take your orders.

Book Corner

The Book Corner has a vacancy for a helper on the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month from 10am- 12noon.  Please speak to Delia Hart if you would like to help.  The 28 month diaries are now in stock.

St John’s Coach Trips

As previous Christmas Trips to Kirkby Lonsdale were very enjoyable, a four day trip to the Manchester area could be arranged if there is sufficient interest.  An outline of the itinerary would be:
Day 1 – Hamilton to hotel with coffee stop probably at Moffat and a lunch stop at Barton Grange Garden Centre.  This stop has been used previously.

Day 2 – Manchester Trafford Centre in morning; afternoon to Continental Market in Manchester City centre.

Day 3 – Liverpool (or back to Manchester if a return visit is preferred)

Day 4 – Hotel to Hamilton with stop at Barton Grange Garden Centre.

The provisional dates for the Christmas Market are 10 November- 20 December.  To minimise the Christmas crowds, mid November would be preferred.  This will be dictated by hotel availability.  A meeting will be held after this morning’s service to discuss these suggestions and establish the level of interest.

 

 

Obituary – Mrs Margaret Henderson

We note with sadness the death on Friday 22nd September of a member of our congregation; Mrs Margaret Henderson of Ashgill.  Funeral service will be held on Monday 2nd October, 12.30 p.m. at Co-op Parlour and 1.15 p.m. at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. Please remember her family and friends at this time.

W/C Sunday 24th September 2017

Sunday 24th September

10.45 a.m. Morning Worship

6.30 p.m.  Evening Service  M Stark & H Naylor will be on door duty

Forum Café  – There are currently opportunities to join the team of volunteers who work in the Forum Café.  If you are interested please speak to Karen Limond, Christine McArthur, Janet Boyes or Janet Howson

7.30 -9.00 p.m. Youth Group is on tonight for young people in S1- S6

Wednesday 27th September

7.30 p.m. Hamilton Churches are producing a Passion Play to be staged on Saturday 31st March 2018 in Hamilton town centre.

This builds on the success of last year’s “Walk with Christ” and provides an opportunity to work on site-specific open air theatre.  We will have support from Cutting Edge Theatre Company, who produce the annual passion play in Princes Street Gardens. We will draw on their experience to produce something high quality that will engage our local community.

A meeting is planned for Wednesday 27th September at 7:30 p.m. at 1 Chateau Grove, ML3 7DS, for anyone who is interested in being involved in the production.

Thursday 28th September

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

Saturday 30th September

10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m .Messy Church: Join us for Messy Moses. All children must come with an adult. If you are planning to attend please let us know by email

 

 

Sunday 1st October

 10.45 a.m. Harvest Thanksgiving Service

2.00 p.m.  Avonbridge Care Home- Monthly service at the home. All welcome.

 6.30 p.m. Evening Service  N Law & B Anderson will welcome you

Wednesday 4th October

7.30 p.m Motherwell Symphonic Band perform a concert entitled ‘A Musical Reunion’ in Motherwell Civic Concert Hall   Guests are St John Singers and Woodhead Primary School Choir.  Tickets £8 for adults, £5 concessions, are available from the Motherwell Box Office (01698 403120) or from Hughina Naylor, Anne MacLeod and Anne Mackie.

 

 

Obituary – Mrs Anderson

We note with sadness the death on Friday 8th September of a member of our congregation; Mrs Anderson, of Hamilton.  Funeral service will be held on Monday 18th September, 2.00 p.m. at South Lanarkshire Crematorium.  Please remember her family and friends at this time.