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Sunday, 28 February
19:00
Virtual Praise Gathering
via Zoom
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Thursday, 4 March
19:00
Virtual Bible Study
via Zoom
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Friday, 5 March
10:00
Virtual World Day of Prayer
hosted on Kirkton Church's website
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Sunday, 7 March
11:00
Morning Worship
including Sacrament of Holy Communion
On-line and on CD/DVD
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11:45
Virtual Time for Fellowship
via Zoom
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St John's Church, Carluke

St John's Church, Carluke

On 11 February, 2021, our Minister, Rev Dr Elijah Obinna celebrated five years of ministry in St John's.  In an open letter to the congregation, he writes:

Dear family and friends at St John's Carluke,

I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy.  Today marks five years I have spent as your minister here at St John's Church and I have been spending a lot of time lately reflecting on our past few years together.  Several of you came to the Glasgow Airport to receive and to help us carry our boxes, several more families provided hot homemade meals and others helped us to shop for the children's school uniforms. I remember with gratitude how welcoming everyone has been to Joshua, Jessie, Elspeth, Finlay, Favour and I since the first day we arrived in Carluke.  I remember all the services, Baptisms, weddings and funerals I have had the privilege of serving at, as well as all of the various church functions including our 175th Anniversary.  Most of all, I remember all the heartfelt conversations that have taken place in the vestry, during Session and group meetings, at the church halls, over the phone, on the streets, shops and in homes over a wee cuppa.

Today I am simply writing to say "thank you".  You are such an amazing congregation and it has been such a blessing to be your minister.  I am continually blown away by your compassion, generosity, prayers, love and faithful services to our God.  I can only hope that I have inspired all of you as much as you have inspired me.

As we journey together into the future, may we remain assured that God's plans and purposes for our lives, families, congregation, communities and our world will never fail.  God assures in Jeremiah 29:11 saying:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,  "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Thank you so much for all that you do and continue to do.

Yours in Christ,

Elijah Obinna

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News from St John's

World Day of Prayer 2021

A virtual World Day of Prayer will be hosted by Kirkton Church.  More...

Virtual Bible Study - Feb 2021

After a Christmas break, another Bible Study will start on Thursday 18 February 2021.  More...

Virtual Time for Fellowship

A trial Time for Fellowship via Zoom was held on Sunday 14 February 2021.   More...

St John's in Lockdown - again

With mainland Scotland returning to effective lockdown status, church services have again been suspended.  More...

Street Level Newsletter - Dec 2020

The December newsletter has been published by Street Level.  More...

Tuesday Connect

Tuesday Connect offers a short reflection and an opportunity to share news or request prayer, posted out by text message every Tuesday morning.  More...

Blended Worship - Updated

Since Sunday, September 6, 2020, a form of blended worship has been held in St John's.  More...

Donating to St John's On-line

During this time of lockdown, the church has financial commitments to meet.  At the same time, our income is diminished.  More...

Generosity in Adversity

In the midst of the current global and economic crisis our church buildings may be closed but the work of the National Church goes on.  More...