W/C Sunday 10th March 2019

With sadness we announce the death of Mrs Eleanor Haddow. Please remember her family and friends at this time. Funeral details still to be confirmed.


Sunday 10th March 
10.45 a.m.  – Morning Worship: Communion
5.15 p.m.    – Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
6.30 p.m.    – Evening Service: Communion 
Dennis and Delia Hart will welcome you.

Centre Magazine – available for distribution

‘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:

Community
Commemoration
Covenant
Celebration
Commitmentlent-symbols

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
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour  Outing
7.30 p.m. SALT – in the Millennium Room

Wednesday 13th March
7.00 p.m. Kirk Session Meeting 

Thursday 14th March
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.

St John’s Mini Cubs
Mini cubs runs in St John’s on a Friday night from 6.00 p.m. -7.00 pm and has a very healthy attendance.  Unfortunately, our leader, Tony Carter, is retiring at Easter after 13 years of service and our thanks go to him for carrying out this role well for so many years. The remainder of our leadership team is continuing to the summer where after they too will be retiring. The leadership team is keen to get a new leader and support team in place before then to allow them to assist the new leadership team. We are looking for some volunteers to take on these roles and allow the mini cubs to continue. If you know of anyone would might be interested in getting involved with this active group, please encourage them to contact Lianne McInally, Julie Lamont or Colin MacLeod.

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.  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!

Sunday 17th March 2019
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship: Communion
 5.15 p.m. –  Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
 6.30 p.m. –  Evening Service  Paul Flarry and Andrew McLean will be on door duty

 Forum Café
Volunteers are required for the Forum café to cover Karen Limond’s shifts, in particular the Thursday shift. If you are able to cover any of the shifts, please consult the sheet in the kitchen and note your details. Thank you.

St Andrew’s Hospice – Make a Will Month – March 2019
Make or update your Will and support St Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March. Several Lanarkshire Legal Firms have agreed to write a basic Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice.  For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice  on 01236 772087 or email lorna.mccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk

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 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.

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.

Saturday 8th December

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.