W/C Sunday 18th November 2018


With sadness we announce the deaths of Mr George Duncan and Rev. Loudon Melrose. George Duncan’s funeral is on Wednesday 21st November at 12.30 p.m. in St John’s followed by the committal at 1.15 p.m. at South Lanarkshire crematorium. Please remember their friends and family at this time.


Sunday 18th November 
Please note: The Duke Street multi-storey car park will be closed today. Alternative parking is available in Brandon Street, Low Patrick Street and Keith Street car parks.

10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
Operation Christmas Child: Shoebox Appeal – shoeboxes will be collected after morning worship today.
Elders – The FWO envelopes will be available for collection and distribution
Crossreach Calendars 2019 – Ordered calendars available from Marion Baird in the Forum after the service today.
Book Corner  – Christmas Cards are now available at the Book Corner
6.30 p.m. – Evening Service – Fiona Dodds & June Brown will welcome you.

St John’s ‘Centre’ magazine:  All material for the December/January issue must be with the Editor THIS SUNDAY (18th), NO LATER.  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 by email to: office@stjohnshamilton.org.uk

Monday 19th November
7.30 p.m. Guild – Our speaker this week is Mrs L McIntyre Allan on ‘Franklins Legs’. All are welcome.

Tuesday 20th November
Friendly Hour – Outing to Livingston Outlet. All are welcome

Wednesday 21st  November
 7.30 p.m. St John’s Fellowship meets in the Clyde Room. Our speaker this week is Reverend Martin Patersen with an illustrated talk on The Overseas Missionary Fellowship in Singapore.

Thursday 22nd November
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 25th November
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. Evening Service – Mary Stark & Elizabeth Muir will be on door duty.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday 1st December.
7.30 p.m. Heart and Soul Swing Band Concert
Concert on World Aids Day. Heart and Soul Swing Band will be joined by the Woodside Primary School Big Singing group. Entrance is free, donations welcomed towards the Church of Scotland HIV programme.

Sunday 9th December
Sunday Blast Pantomime Trip:  The availability of pantomime tickets is limited to 53. As such priority will be given to children, and the parents of young children who attend St Johns Sunday Blast. The names of children who will be going, along with payment and permission slip, should be given to Karen Noble, Marielle Dodds or Claire Thom by the Sunday 25th November.  

W/C Sunday 11th November 2018

Please note: The Duke Street multi-storey car park will be closed NEXT Sunday (18th). Alternative parking is available in Brandon Street, Low Patrick Street and Keith Street car parks.

Sunday 11th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship – Remembrance  Service
Crossreach Calendars 2019 – Ordered calendars available from Marion Baird in the Forum after the service today and next Sunday 18th November.
6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Sandra Gray & Bill Anderson will be on door duty
7.30 p.m. – Youth Group

St John’s ‘Centre’ magazine:  All material for the December/January issue must be with the Editor NEXT SUNDAY (18th), NO LATER.  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 by email to: office@stjohnshamilton.org.uk

Tuesday 13th November
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour in the Centenary Hall. Our speaker will be John Walker: Victoria Cross. All are welcome.
7.30 p.m. SALT in the Millennium Room

 Wednesday 14th November
 1.00 p.m. Guild Outing – Oklahoma at the Kings Theatre
 7.30 p.m. Kirk Session meeting 

Thursday 15th November
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 18th November 
Please note: The Duke Street multi-storey car park will be closed today. Alternative parking is available in Brandon Street, Low Patrick Street and Keith Street car parks.
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
Operation Christmas Child: Shoebox Appeal – shoeboxes will be collected after morning worship today.
Elders – The FWO envelopes will be available for collection and distribution.
6.30 p.m. – Evening Service

Upcoming Events:

Saturday 1st December.
7.30 p.m. Heart and Soul Swing Band Concert
Concert on World Aids Day. Heart and Soul Swing Band will be joined by the Woodside Primary School Big Singing group. Entrance is free, donations welcomed towards the Church of Scotland HIV programme.

Sunday 9th December
Sunday Blast Pantomime Trip:  The availability of pantomime tickets is limited to 53. As such priority will be given to children, and the parents of young children who attend St Johns Sunday Blast. The names of children who will be going, along with payment and permission slip, should be given to Karen Noble, Marielle Dodds or Claire Thom by the Sunday 25th November.  

W/C Sunday 4th November 2018

Temporary heaters have been installed in the church and will remain in use until the central heating system is fully operational.

Sunday 4th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 2.00 p.m. –  Avonbridge Care Home – monthly service at the home
 5.00 p.m. –  Festival of Remembrance at Hamilton Town House, Tickets £2

Life and Work and Centre Magazine – both publications are available for distribution.
Crossreach Calendars – Ordered calendars available from Marion Baird in the Forum after the service today and on Sunday 11th & 18th November
Operation Christmas Child: shoebox appeal – shoeboxes available after the service priced 50p

Wednesday 7th November
12.30 p.m. Celebrating International Seniors Day – Come and see how Taoist Tai Chiarts can provide health improvement; pain relief; increased mobility and enhanced mobility. Click here for more information.
 7.30 p.m. St John’s Fellowship meets in the Forum. Our Speaker will be the Reverend Robert Kent. All are welcome.

Thursday 8th November
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15-30 minutes, everyone is welcome to come along

Sunday 11th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Sandra Gray & Bill Anderson will be on door duty
  7.30 p.m. – Youth Group

 Wednesday 14th November
 7.30 p.m. Kirk Session meeting 

Sunday 9th December
Sunday Blast Pantomime Trip:  The availability of pantomime tickets is limited to 53. As such priority will be given to children, and the parents of young children who attend St Johns Sunday Blast. The names of children who will be going, along with payment and permission slip, should be given to Karen Noble, Marielle Dodds or Claire Thom by the Sunday 25th November.  

W/C Sunday 28th October 2018

Following last week’s announcement of the death of Lily Thom, her funeral will take place on Monday 29th October at 1.00 p.m. at St John’s Church followed by a committal at South Lanarkshire Crematorium at 2.00 p.m. Please remember her family and friends at this time.

Sunday 28th October
10.45 a.m.  Morning Worship
Operation Christmas Child: Shoebox appeal 
shoeboxes available after the service priced 50p
6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Alex Magowan and Liz Magowan will welcome you.
7.30 p.m. – Youth Group

Monday 29th October
2.00 p.m – 4.00 p.m.
Lifeboat Event on behalf of RNLI;  Join us in Centenary Hall for Tea/coffee and shortbread plus a gift wrapping demonstration by Sheen Wilson. Tickets cost £5.

Thursday 1st November
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15-30 minutes, everyone is welcome to come along.

Sunday 4th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 2.00 p.m. –  Avonbridge Care Home – monthly service at the home
 6.30 p.m. –  Evening Service at Hamilton South Parish Church

Wednesday 7th November
12.30 p.m. Celebrating International Seniors Day – Come and see how Taoist Tai Chi arts can provide health improvement; pain relief; increased mobility and enhanced mobility. Click here for more information.

 

 

W/C Sunday 21st October 2018

Joanne will be on annual leave until Thursday 25th October. Contact details for pastoral care will be on the manse answering machine.

Sunday 21st October
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship conducted by Very Rev David Arnott.
 6.30 p.m. Evening Service Christine McArthur and Ian MacGregor will be on duty.

Operation Christmas Child: shoebox appeal – shoeboxes available after the service priced 50p

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine: All material for the November issue must be with the Editor by TODAY; Sunday 21st OctoberNO LATER. 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

Crossreach 2019 Calendar Appeal: 
Please support Crossreach again by ordering your calendar. Marion Baird will be taking names and orders in the Forum Café after the close of Church Service. Thank you for your support.

Thursday 25th October
12.15 p.m Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15-30 minutes, everyone is welcome to come along.

Sunday 28th October
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 6.30 p.m.  – Evening Service Alex and Liz Magowan  will welcome you to the service.