Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Helen Rae & Family and Anna Forrest

The organist today is Audrey McKirdy

Congregational Prayer meeting: Please note the congregational prayer meeting will take place this morning, Sunday 28th of July half an hour after the morning service.

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

Freewill Offering £246.50
Open Plate £158.10
Total   £404.60

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.

Summer Evening Services:
July 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.

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

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!

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 –

Hall Letting:
Could all forms be returned by the end of July. Thank you!

All Age Services
We are hoping to pull together a selection of people from within the congregation to have a chat about the all-age services we’ve been doing lately. We’d like to think through what these services might look like and how they might be shaped going forward, whether or not we do carry them forward, and how regularly we might do them. We would like a range of opinions from across the congregation (both for and against) so that we can hear what’s working and what isn’t. We are hoping to meet on either Tuesday 13th August or Thursday 22nd August – if anyone would like to be part of this, please come and talk to me, or to drop me an email ( by 4th August.