1 JANUARY 2017

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. We are a congregation drawn from all parts of Ayr and beyond, and we come together to worship and to take part in all kinds of Christian service in the community. If you want a Church that will honour your journey of faith and challenge you to go deeper into your relationship with Jesus Christ, then this is the place for you, and we are delighted to welcome you. Let no one feel a stranger in this place!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8 Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mr. John Hamilton, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Sheena Stewart, Mrs. Larraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne
9.30a.m. Family Worship              Duty Team: 9              Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
11.15a.m. Morning Worship                                                 Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

If you are staying for the short celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion after Morning Worship today, please sit on the Organ side of the Church.

Our deepest gratitude to Dr Stewart Campbell, formerly the Organist at The University of Glasgow, who is playing for us this morning while Matthew is on holiday.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in November is £90.The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the December edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. Most needed are long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, tins of tuna, Instant mash potato, custard, and biscuits.
OASIS”: The drop in Café will be closed on 5th January. We will reopen on Thursday 12th January 2017!
OUR DEEPEST THANKS to everyone who donated to our Christmas Eve Offerings when the sum of £4250 was given to the new Charity set up to replace Clic Sargent House in Prestwick.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Sally Gordon (Station 8), Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 16), Mr. Tony Voak (Stn. 10) and Mrs. Jean Rosamond (Stn. 2)
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mrs. Mae Trainer and Mr Steven Miller (ICU)
THE BIGGART: Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart), Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan), Mr. Tom Connaughton (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)
Professor Sheila Cameron of Wellsbourne is making good progress after recent neuro surgery in Melbourne, Australia.
David and Diana a Savala of Alloway who are at present in their home in Sydney, Australia are most appreciative of the thoughts and prayers of the friends of St. Columba

Our warmest sympathy and prayers are extended to Mrs Elizabeth McTaggart, Robertson Crescent, Dalrymple, on the passing of her Mother, Mrs Jane Crockett, Glenfairn Care Home on 21st December. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Friday 6th January at 1.15p.m.

THE MINISTER is very appreciative of the mountain of cards and Christmas greetings which have arrived at the Manse. Thank you so much.

THE ASSISTANT MINISTER and THE OFFICE STAFF thank everyone who has taken time to send cards, gifts and season’s greetings. They are all very much appreciated.

Ayr St. Columba Church
Carrick Park, Ayr. KA7 2SL
Minister: Revd. Fraser R. Aitken, GCSJ, MA, BD
Assistant Minister: Graeme Parkhill BA, CA
Associate Minister: Revd. David T. Ness LTh
Organist: Mr. Matthew Hynes BA (Hons)