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.

 

 

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.

 

W/C Sunday 26th August 2018

With sadness we announce the death of Mrs Brown. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday 28th August at 11.45 am at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. Please remember her family and friends at this time.

This is the last Sunday of Summer Worship. From next week, Sunday 2nd September, Morning Worship resumes at 10.45 a.m. and the Evening Service will resume at 6.30 p.m.

We are looking for cardboard egg boxes (6 pack). Please bring in any that you may have between now and the end of September, thank you.

Sunday 26th August
10.30 a.m.  Morning Worship
  8.30 p.m. Sundown Service

Sunday 2nd September
10.45 a.m  Morning Worship
No service at the Avonbridge Care Home today
3.00 p.m.  Afternoon Communion Service
6.30 p.m.  Evening Service

Thursday 6th September
12.15 p.m. Midweek Services resume in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15-30 minutes, everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 8th September
Songs from the Shows Hillhouse Parish Church are hosting an evening of ‘Songs from the Shows’, performed by Hamilton Operatic Concert Party. This will take place in Hillhouse Church, on Saturday 8th September 2018 at 7.30 p.m.. Ticket price £5 and includes tea, coffee and homebaking. If anyone would like tickets please contact Mr Iain MacLean on 07871960193

Obituary – Mr Ian Gordon.

With sadness we announce the death of Mr Ian Gordon. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday 13th June 11.30 am at St. John’s Church and 12.30 at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. Please remember his family and friends at this time.