W/C Sunday 23rd September 2018

With sadness we announce the death of Mrs Mary Orr. The funeral service will be held on Thursday 27th September at 11.45 a.m. at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. Please remember her family and friends at this time.

Sunday 23rd September
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 6.30 p.m. –  Evening Service Morag Ireland and Andrea Grant will welcome you

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine: All material for the October issue must be with the Editor by TODAY Sunday 23rd SeptemberNO 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

Thursday 27th September
12.15 p.m.Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15-30 minutes, everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 29th September
Doors open day – Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment.  It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year. The aim of Doors Open Days is to ensure that Scotland’s built heritage, new and old, is made accessible to people living and visiting the country on weekends in September.  It is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days.

St John’s Church is taking part in the Doors Open Day and we are looking for volunteers to be on duty for 2 hour time slots between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to allow the Church to be open to the public. If you are able to help please put your name down on the rota available in the Forum after the service.

Forthcoming Events

Sunday 30th September
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 6.30 p.m. –  Evening Service Jack MacIntyre and Sheila Thomson will be on door duty.

 Thursday 4th October
10.30 a.m. Thursday Bible Study restartsin the Youth Room. A warm welcome to all.

Sunday 7th October
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
 6.30 p.m. –  Evening Service

Crossreach 2019 Calendar Appeal: Please support Crossreach again by ordering your calendar. Marion Baird will be taking names and orders on Sundays 7th, 14th and 21st October in the Forum Café after the close of Church Service. Thank you for your support.

Tuesday 9th October
 7.30 p.m. SALT Bible study –  restarts in the Millennium Room and thereafter on the second and last Tuesdays of the month. A warm welcome to all.

7.00 p.m. Christmas on Canvas
The Passion Play team will be performing a short nativity as part of Santa’s arrival in Hamilton on Saturday 8th December – and at a few other community locations too. If you would like to find out more, or be involved in the drama or behind the scenes, there is a first meeting in the session room at Hamilton Old Parish Church. Or contact Liz on 640 185. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to tell the Christmas story as part of our town’s celebrations – your support would be greatly appreciated.