Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by J W Langholm

The organist today is Christine Knox

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:

Freewill Offering £222.50
Open Plate £152.22
Total   £374.72

Welcome Desk:
If you know of anyone who is in or just out of hospital or who needs an elder or staff member to call, please leave the information at the Welcome Desk. We would also appreciate suggested names to receive flowers after today’s or a forthcoming service – call at the Welcome Desk.

Gordon will be on holiday from 9th – 11th July. For any pastoral needs contact Ali Scott. Lesley will be on holiday from 15th – 26th July.

Copy Date for August Clarion –
Tuesday 9th July 2019: A reminder that the Copy Date for the August Edition of the Clarion is Tuesday the 9th of July. If you already have items in mind for the August edition please submit these as soon as possible, but no later than the above copy date. If your item is in electronic form please e mail it as an attachment(s) to, otherwise please place items into the Clarion pigeon-hole, or hand in to the church office. Many thanks, Tim Ward [01355 224162 or 07588 783305 (mob.)

Greetings from Malawi:
I hope this finds you well. Our greetings to all at Claremont.
It’s now almost 6 months that we’ve been in Malawi as a family. We put together this brief video to show what we’ve been up.

Jacqueline has found a short-term volunteering opportunity. Eilidh is almost finished at school for the academic year. Work is stretching me in many different ways. And Morven smiles through all of it. The weather is cold here now and houses are built to keep the heat out, not in! Every blessing, Gary and family.

Scottish Country Dancing:
Takes place on a Wednesday evening 7.30 – 9.30. Beginners welcome! If you would like to know more information please contact Margaret on 01355901602. Thank you!

Summer Evening Services:
July 7th & 14th – joint service with Calderwood Baptist Church at 6.30pm at Claremont
July 21st and 28th – joint service at Marquee at Stewartfield Loch, 7pm
Aug 4th, 11th and 18th – joint service with Calderwood Baptist Church at 7pm at CBC
25th August is the return of Last Sunday at Seven: 7pm at Calderwood Baptist Church.

David Nicolson:
our probationer had his final review last week and has been given permission to apply for a charge. We are delighted for him and Victoria – this is the end of a four year time of preparation and training. But it is also the opening for a new beginning – so pray for them as they seek God’s will for where they will be called to minister.

Walk with the Word:
Exodus – Drama Kirk presents a dramatized walk, bringing to life Moses and the Israelites wandering in the desert this summer. Experience the Exodus anew, from the Red Sea to the Promised Land, on an exciting journey. You will walk with some well-known bible characters and see dramatisations of temptations, trials and miracles. The walk is less than a mile and the event will last an hour; but does include one steep incline. It takes place on Saturday 10th August in Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton at 10am, Noon and 3pm. Tickets are free and are available through event brite –

Healing Hour Service:
The next Healing Hour Service will take place on Thursday 18thof July at 7.00 pm in the Williams Room. Guest sharing healing testimony from Ian McNaught and music with David and Kathryn McLaren. All welcome.

Holiday Club:
Our annual summer holiday club is fast approaching! We’ll be welcoming children, parents, grandparents and carers through our doors between 15th – 19th July. Having been in the Arctic two years ago, and then Egypt last year, we’re going to be making our way into outer space this year and we’ll be hearing all about Daniel and how he and his friends stood up for their faith in a strange place! Holiday club will take place each day between 10am – 12pm and if you know of anyone aged between P1-P7 who would like to come along, then they can either register on the church website ( or there are prayer booklets available in the church with a consent form attached. If you have any questions, or would like to know more, contact Ali ( or 07763112600

Used Bookstall:
Donations of used books would be very welcome. Fiction only please.