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On-line Service (17 January 2021)

What's On

All activities subject to confirmation.

Sunday, 24 January
11:00
Blended Morning Worship
In church, on-line and on CD
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
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Sunday, 31 January
11:00
Blended Morning Worship
In church, on-line and on CD
19:00
Virtual Praise Gathering
via Zoom
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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

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland.  More...

Live Streaming Church Service - Updated

A trial of streaming the morning service live to Facebook was held on Sunday morning, 6 December 2020.  More...

Street Level Newsletter - December 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...