W/C 29th October 2017

Sunday 29th October 

10.45 a.m. Morning Worship

Crossreach Calendar 2018 Final Day for orders – Marion Baird will be in the kitchen after close of worship today, to take your orders.

6.30 p.m. Evening Service  W Howson & G Wade will be on door duty

6.30 p.m.  Hamilton Presbytery Thanksgiving Service to commemorate the commencement of the Reformation, at Blantyre Old Parish Church.  Preacher: The Rev Canon Professor Charlotte Methuen.

Tuesday 31st October

 1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour  When our speaker will be Liz McIntyre with ’Love letters from a Desert Rat’.  Tea,  coffee and biscuits served as usual.  Everyone will be made welcome.

7.30 p.m.SALT Bible Study group meets in the Millennium Room.

Wednesday 1st November

7.30 p.m.  The Fellowship meets.  This week Tommy Quinn will describe his experience as a volunteer at the Commonwealth games, with illustrations.

Thursday 2nd November

 10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group meets in the Avon 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.

 7.00 p.mShowing of the film “Luther” (2003) starring Joseph Fiennes.  Hosted by Hamilton Old Parish Church in the Church Hall.  Entry free, tea and coffee will be served at the Intermission.  This is the 2nd Event organised by Hamilton Presbytery in connection with quincentenary of the Reformation.

 Sunday 5th November

10.30 a.m. Kirk Session will meet in the Centenary Hall

10.45 a.m. Morning Worship 

6.30 p.m.Remember Together – A remembrance event for all ages hosted by Hamilton: St John’s Parish Church of Scotland.  This event will include performances from local schools, encourage reflection on what remembrance is for, and offer an act of remembrance for us to experience together.  Refreshments will be provided after the event. A Auld & D Leslie will welcome you to the event

Wednesday 8th November

 7.30 p.m. Kirk Session meeting 




W/C Sunday 15th October 2017

Sunday 15th October
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship led by Very Rev David K Arnott (There will be children’s activities available to go out to during this service.

St John’s ‘Centre’ magazine:  All material for the November issue must be with the Editor NEXT SUNDAY 22nd October, 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

6.30 p.m. Evening Service G & K Spence will welcome you at the door.

Wednesday 18th October
7.30 p.m. St John’s Fellowship meets when we will be joined by George MacRitchie with an illustrated talk on the work of Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Sunday 22nd October
10.45 a.m.  Time to Worship

6.30 p.m. Evening Service  K Limond & J Boyes will welcome you

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.