We have regular services every Sunday morning at 11:00am. Communion services are usually held on the first Sunday in March, June, September and December.
We try to make services relevant and interesting for all the family. There are special all-age services throughout the year. We have a modern approach to styles of worship, using a variety of forms. Music is important with a traditional choir and a praise band.
We try to do something special for services celebrating events such as Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Pentecost using the varied skills and imagination of our Worship Group.
Over the last few months some members of the Creative Arts Group and Worship Work Group have worked together to decorate the Sanctuary for festival services.
For Christmas 2012 a garland was suspended from the central rose in the ceiling in the sanctuary and swathes of red cloth were draped across the church.
This co-incided with the HIV Aids Awareness Sunday and encouraged people to look up.
For Easter 2012 the children of the Senior Lighthouse Club enjoyed making large palms which were effective in resembling palm trees.
The theme for the Easter Day service was the Road to
Emmaus and the service included an all age communion. The children served
communion from the steps of the chancel and the congregation went on a journey
around the church “from Jerusalem to Emmaus” to receive communion and be aware
of the presence of the risen Christ in the faces of the children.
The Harvest Festival service this year celebrated "All Things Bright and Beautiful" and was centred round the Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal. The church was decorated in vibrant rainbow colours and adults and children brought their shoeboxes filled with gifts for Christmas for children and adults in India and Romania.
Kirkton's Shoebox co-ordinator told the congregation that she had met an adult from Romania this year in Carluke who told her that as a child she had received one of these shoeboxes. It was her only Christmas present that year and had meant so much to her. It highlighted to the congregation the impact of supporting Blythswood Care and the joy it brought to shoebox recipients.
Evening services are held in Kirkton on the first and third Sundays of the month and in St. John's on the second and fourth Sundays.
We have combined services with other churches in the town during the main holiday period of July and August. Check the coming events page for details.