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Next Week

Thursday, 26 November
19:00
Virtual Bible Study
via Zoom
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Sunday, 29 November
11:00
Blended Morning Worship
In church, on-line and on CD
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19:00
Virtual Praise Gathering
via Zoom
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Sunday, 29 November
11:00
Blended Morning Worship
In church, on-line and on CD
[More…]
19:00
Virtual Praise Gathering
via Zoom
[More…]
St John's Church, Carluke

St John's Church, Carluke

Our Minister, Rev Dr Elijah Obinna writes:

Grace and peace to you and your families.

These past five months have been a spiritual, emotional, and physical challenge for all of us.  The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in fear, anxiety, unemployment, and over-reaching concerns for all.  Nonetheless, in moments of fears and anxiety, we can trust God for his enduring peace and love.

My profound thanks go to each of you for all the ways that you have helped us BE the church during such a challenging time.  It has always been true that St John's Church is not just the building, it is the people.  And during these perplexing times, you have truly exemplified what that means in a whole new way.

Many of us - myself included - deeply miss gathering in our church building for worship.  At the same time, we have been blessed by the discovery of new ways of gathering as a congregational family in prayer and fellowship through services offered via the internet/CDs, online Bible studies, phone calls, post cards and letter writing.  I have been stunned and humbled by the many phone calls, emails, and letters from church members to express support and gratitude in our collective ability to navigate the uncertainties of the last five months.

We are delighted that as a country we have travelled out of lockdown and now we are in the phase where churches can safely open their doors for some acts of communal worship.  I want to thank our Kirk Session and Property Team for the countless hours of prayers, conversations, and discernment that have been invested in our church reopening plan, which the Presbytery of Lanark has approved.

As we journey into the future, may we remember the words of Jesus:

...And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

Jesus does not promise that our life's journey would be without obstacles or hardship.  We continue to be the church in this unsettling time, confident that Jesus journeys with us through it.

If you require any assistance then please get in touch with us via the "Contact Us" page.

Please check back regularly for updates.

News from St John's

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...

Light Up a Life 2020

Sponsor a light on a Christmas Tree in aid of St Andrew's Hospice.  More...

Advent Bible Study

A Virtual Bible Study for Advent has been organised to meet on-line via the Zoom platform for six weeks from Thursday 5 November 2020.  More...

Bible Reading Notes

While we are under Covid-19 restrictions, subscribers to the various series of Bible Reading Notes are advised to renew their subscriptions for 2021 notes directly.  More...

Harvest Thanksgiving 2020 - Updated

In recent years, it has been our custom to celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving by supporting the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal..  More...

Blended Worship - Updated

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

Praise Gathering

A first virtual Praise Gathering was held by the congregation on Sunday evening, 31 May 2020.  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...

Street Level Newsletter

A newsletter has been published by Street Level.  More...

Jar of Grace

The Jar of Grace collection, planned to finish at Easter has had to be postponed.  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...