W/C Sunday 8th October 2017

The Minister is on annual leave from 9th October.  For any pastoral care needs please contact Rev Ross Blackman 9-15th October or Rev Norman McKee 16-19th October.  Contact details can be found by ringing 01698 425002.

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
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – this week we will be joined by Rev Christopher Rankine.  Please come along and join us, everyone is most welcome.

Thursday 12th October
10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group  This group meets weekly in the Youth Room.  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 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.