1 February 2015

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: Here at St Columba, you will find a warm welcome from committed Christian people who are serious about their faith journey but also enjoy having a good time. You will find passionate worship which seeks to incorporate both the traditional and the new, and preaching that tries hard to make the Scripture message relevant to our daily living.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12: Mr. Peter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. Walter Muir, Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. James Kane, Mr. George Rae.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jean Johnston and Mrs. Joyce Kennedy

SUNDAY 8 February 2015 SERVICES
9.30 am Family Service        Duty Team: 1           Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am HOLIDAY – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism      Sound: Mr. Jim Brown

KIRK SESSION MEETING: Thursday 5th February at 7.30pm in Cathcart Street Hall. Agenda and Minutes have been emailed or are available from the Elders’ pigeonholes.

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £55.36. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the February edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.00.
DIABETES SCOTLAND: who were the recipients of our 20’s in the pews in 2014 have written to thank the Congregation for their wonderful collection of £1316.00 which we are assured will be put to the best possible use in the support of people with Diabetes and in the research to develop better treatment.
MARY’S MEALS: have written to thank the Congregation most sincerely for the donation of £973.00. This is an amazing total garnered from your copper coins and donations during 2014. There is a lovely story of how Mary’s Meals have changed one little boy’s life in the letter on the noticeboard. Please continue this wonderful support in 2015.
FOOD BANK: The food requested is determined by demand. Always needed are: long life milk, diluting juice, jam, small packets pasta, noodles and rice, small packets sugar, tins of fruit, packet custard and instant mash.
THE GUILD: meet tomorrow at 2pm. Mr David Walker will share – “Glasgow Buildings – Secret Places & Hidden Treasures” with the audience. All most welcome.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY Wednesday Evening Bible Study will be on 4 February at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. We will explore the infancy narratives and what they tell us about the significance of Jesus. Newcomers welcome! For further information, contact Bryce Hartshorn (678463).
HEALING CONFERENCE: the next service will be held in Kingcase Parish Church, Prestwick on Saturday 14th February from 9.30am – 12.30pm. All welcome. Please give your name to the office by Sunday 1st February.
FLOWER CALENDAR 2015: is now available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
PARENT & TODDLER – FRIDAY GROUP: due to lack of numbers this Group has been temporarily suspended. If anyone is interested in reforming a Friday meeting please speak to Irene in the Office.
AN SOS: we are desperate for helpers for our Primary Sunday School, Our Bible Class and our Guides! It doesn’t matter how old you are – we just need willingness to work with children and young people! Please speak to the Minister or Irene. This is URGENT!!
MONDAY CLUB–the members are very grateful to all who supported the concert on Monday evening,
26th January, when the money raised in ticket sales and donations was £687. This sum, together with our surplus funds, will be donated at the end of this session to our two nominated charities.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Bobby Davidson (Stn. 6) and Mr. Alex Rodgers (Stn. 16)

Our sincerest condolences and thoughts are extended to Mr David and Mrs Gayle Brotherston, Cloverhill, Ayr, on the passing of Gayle’s parents, Mr John and Mrs Margaret Russell, who died on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th January, respectively. The joint funeral service will take place tomorrow, Monday, at 2.00p.m. at Masonhill Crematorium. Our warmest sympathy is extended to Mr. Robert Reader and the family of Beech Grove on the death of his wife, Helen. The funeral is on Wednesday 4th February at 2.00pm at Masonhill.