W/C Sunday 16th December

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This year’s Advent calendar is devoted to ‘celebrating the greatest gift this Christmas’ over the four-week period of Advent, running from the first Sunday of Advent (Sunday 2 December) until Christmas Eve (Monday 24 December).

Each day during the period, a new window will be available to open with a themed prayer, a video or a story

From Sheena Wilson

Sunday 16th December
10.45 a.m.   Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Elizabeth Gordon & Carolyn Woodburn will be on door duty .

Monday 17th December
7.30 p.m.Guild/St John’s Fellowship Joint Meeting –  Christmas Story with mince pies, and invitation to Fellowship

Thursday 20th December
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 services last 15-30 minutes, everyone is welcome to come along.

Sunday 23rd December
10.45 a.m.  Nativity Service

Christmas Welcome Teams
If anyone would like to be part of the Welcome Teams for our Christmas services please contact Ann Auld  by email  alternatively speak to a member of the December Welcome Team at the doors.

Christmas on Canvas – If you saw Christmas on Canvas, (the short nativity performed during the World AIDS Day concert) we would love to hear what you thought. Please complete this short survey to share your feedback – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RC8CT7C

Christmas Celebrations 2018 at St John’s

Christmas Eve
6 30 p.m. Greatest Show in Earth
Christmas Eve Worship with lighting of Christingles
10.30 p.m. 11.15 p.m. Open House in the Forum for Tea & Coffee
11.15 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. Carol Singing in the Church
11.30 p.m. Watchnight Service

Christmas Day
10.30 a.m. Christmas Day Worship for all ages with celebration of family communion.
Please bring a present to show everyone.

Sunday 30th December
10.45 a.m. First Sunday after Christmas – 9 Lessons & Carols

W/C Sunday 9th December 2018

Click to open the Church of Scotland Advent Calendar

This year’s Advent calendar is devoted to ‘celebrating the greatest gift this Christmas’ over the four-week period of Advent, running from the first Sunday of Advent (Sunday 2 December) until Christmas Eve (Monday 24 December).

Each day during the period, a new window will be available to open with a themed prayer, a video or a story

Sunday 9th December
10.45 a.m.   Morning Worship
  2.00 p.m. – Sunday Blast Pantomime Trip
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Hughina Naylor & Gordon Rankin will be on door duty
  7.30 p.m. – Youth Group

Delivery of Free Will Offering Envelopes – there are eleven bags of envelopes in the Church Office for Districts to which no elder is allocated. Accordingly, if anyone is willing to assist by delivering one or more such bags, that would be much appreciated. Please come round to the office after the Sunday Service if you are  able to help. Thanks.

Christmas on Canvas – If you saw Christmas on Canvas, (the short nativity performed during the World AIDS Day concert) we would love to hear what you thought. Please complete this short survey to share your feedback – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RC8CT7C

Tuesday 11th December
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – Christmas Carols – Rev Joanne Hood. All are welcome
 7.30 p.m. SALT  group meet in the Millennium Room

Thursday 6th December
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 services last 15-30 minutes, everyone is welcome to come along.

Sunday 16th December
10.45 a.m.  Morning Service
  6.30 p.m.  Evening Service Elizabeth Gordon & Carolyn Woodburn will welcome you.

Upcoming Events

Joanne is looking for any volunteers interested in doing a bit of acting during our worship event on Christmas Eve at 6.30 p.m.  There would be no lines to learn, just costume and acting a part.  Please let her know as soon as possible if you would like to help in this way, or with lighting or props.

Christmas Welcome Teams
If anyone would like to be part of the Welcome Teams for our Christmas services please contact Ann Auld by telephoning 426055 or by email annkauld@aol.com, alternatively speak to a member of the December Welcome Team at the doors.

W/C Sunday 2nd December 2018

Click to open the Church of Scotland Advent Calendar

This year’s Advent calendar is devoted to ‘celebrating the greatest gift this Christmas’ over the four-week period of Advent, running from the first Sunday of Advent (Sunday 2 December) until Christmas Eve (Monday 24 December).

Each day during the period, a new window will be available to open with a themed prayer, a video or a story.

Sunday 2nd December
10.45 a.m.  Morning Worship – Communion
 2.00 p.m.   Avonbridge Care Home – monthly service at the home
 6.30 p.m    Evening Communion Service  Mary & Eliot Soutter will be on duty

Elders – The FWO envelopes are available for collection and distribution.
Life and Work and Centre Magazine – both publications are available for distribution.

Monday 3rd December
7.30 p.m. Guild. Our speaker this week is Shona Scott from The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. All are welcome.

Tuesday 4th December
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – Festive Concert. All are welcome

Wednesday 5th December
1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Hamilton Guilds Together Carol Service in the Church

Thursday 6th December
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.

Saturday 8th December
The Passion Play team are bringing the nativity to life in their own way this year, with a short nativity set in an art gallery with a difference.

The team perform as part of the reindeer parade on 8th December. Santa arrives around 12.30 at the bottom cross. Christmas on Canvas will take place around 1.30 p.m. at the top cross. If you know some  families who might like to see the real Christmas story alongside Santa’s appearance, why not invite them along

 

Sunday 9th December
10.45 a.m.  Gift Service – we are again supporting the Hamilton Advertiser Christmas Toy Appeal.
1.00 p.m   Sunday Blast Pantomime Trip
6.30 p.m   Evening Service Hughina Naylor & Gordon Rankin will welcome you.
7.30 p.m.  Youth Group

Upcoming Events
The Greatest Show on Earth
  Joanne is looking for any volunteers interested in doing a bit of acting during our worship event on Christmas Eve at 6.30 p.m.  There would be no lines to learn, just costume and acting a part.  Please let her know as soon as possible if you would like to help in this way, or with lighting or props.

Christmas Welcome Teams
If anyone would like to be part of the Welcome Teams for our Christmas services please contact Ann Auld by telephone or by email  alternatively speak to a member of the December Welcome Team at the doors.

W/C Sunday 25th November

Sunday 25th November
10.45 a.m.  Morning Worship
 6.30 p.m.   Evening Service Mary Stark & Elizabeth Muir will welcome you.
 7.30 p.m.   Youth Group

Elders – The FWO envelopes are  available for collection and distribution.
Book Corner  – Christmas Cards are now available at the Book Corner.

Sunday Blast Pantomime Trip: Sunday 9th December. Today is the last day for booking your place. 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 John’s 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. 

Tuesday 27th November
 1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – Our speaker this week is Norman Liddell on Malawi. All are welcome
 7.30 p.m. SALT meets in the Millennium Room

Thursday 29th November
10.30 a.m.Bible Study Group meet 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.

Saturday 1st December

10.00 a.m.  Guild – Coffee Morning 

7.30 p.m. Heart & Soul Swing Band No tickets are required to attend the concert. However, to assist with catering purposes, if you are coming to the concert could you take a ticket (available in the forum) for each person that is coming.

The Passion Play team are bringing the nativity to life in their own way this year, with a short nativity set in an art gallery with a difference. The first performance will be during the Heart and Soul Swing Band Concert for World AIDS day. The team will then perform as part of the reindeer parade on 8th December. Santa arrives around 12.30 p.m. at the bottom cross. Christmas on Canvas will take place around 1.30 p.m. at the top cross. If you know some  families who might like to see the real Christmas story alongside Santa’s appearance, why not invite them along?

Sunday 2nd December
10.45 a.m. – Communion Service
 2.00 p.m. –  Avonbridge Care Home – monthly service at the home

 6.30 p.m. – Evening Communion Service  Eliot & Mary Soutter will welcome you.

 Upcoming Events
Christmas Eve – Greatest Show on Earth
Joanne
is looking for any volunteers interested in doing a bit of acting during our worship event on Christmas Eve at 6.30 p.m.  There would be no lines to learn, just costume and acting a part.  Please let her know as soon as possible if you would like to help in this way, or with lighting or props.

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.