W/C Sunday 5th November 2017

Sunday 5th November
10.30 a.m. Kirk Session meets in the Centenary Hall

10.45 a.m. Morning Worship

St John’s ‘Centre’ magazine & Life & Work both publications are now available for distribution.  If you do not have a church magazine delivered, copies are available from the entrance to the Forum Café.

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 service.

Monday 6th November
7.30 p.m. Guild meeting This week our speaker will be Mrs Liz McIntyre Allan -‘With my one good eye’.

Tuesday 7th November
1.30 p.m Friendly Hour. This week we will be joined by Rev Jim Murphy.  Tea, coffee and biscuits served as usual.  Everyone will be made welcome.

Wednesday 8th November
7.30 p.m. Kirk Session Meeting

Thursday 9th 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.

 Sunday 12th November
10.45 a.m. Remembrance Service
 6.30 p.m. Evening Service  H Lees & L Auld will welcome you to the service

Dates for your Diary

Sunday 19th November
St John’s 183rd Birthday & Shoebox Sunday.  
Shoeboxes and leaflets are now available from the Forum.  We will be unable to accept boxes after this date as they are being collected immediately after morning worship.

Thursday 23rd November 
7.00 p.m
Presbytery Setting Apart Service The service for Lorna Fyfe to become a Reader will take place in St John’s at 7.00pm.

Sunday 10th December
Sunday Blast – Pantomime The availability of pantomime tickets for December is limited to 50. As such priority will be given to children, and the parents of young children, who attend St Johns Sunday Blast. This is to ensure that the children do not miss out and they get the chance to see Santa after the pantomime! Other parents and family members can then be allocated any additional tickets. Names will be put on the waiting list and tickets will be allocated after the 12th of November. The names of children who will be going, along with payment and permission slip, should be given to Elizabeth Gordon by the 12th of November.

Passion Play 2018 – “Renewal Through Resurrection”
Building on the success of “Walk with Christ” Hamilton churches will produce a full passion play on Easter Saturday 2018 (31st March), telling the story of the last week of Jesus’ life.  Our first rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 14th November at 7.00 p.m. in Cadzow Parish Church for anyone who is interested in being involved in this, whether this is as a performer or behind the scenes. Rehearsals then continue Monday 20th and Tuesday 28th November; Monday 4th and Tuesday 12th December.

This will be an exciting opportunity to take the gospel story into the heart of Hamilton. You don’t need to have any performance experience or particular skills, all are welcome, come along and see what you think.

If you are interested but cannot attend, please contact liz1b@ymail.com

This is open to anyone who would be like to be a part of this, so please tell your friends!

A trailer of last year’s play can be seen at https://vimeo.com/213514990

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