1 November 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. 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! A very special welcome to the families of Jessica, Ethan and Lewis who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. Alan McHarg, Mr. Alan Hawthorn.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Miss Nancy Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Euan Lawrence and Mrs. Ann Aitchison.

SUNDAY 8 November 2015         REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
9.30 am Family Service           Duty Team: 11                    Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00am No – St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
10.50 am Morning Worship      Act of Remembrance     Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay
Please note early start time

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in September was £108.06. 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 November edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.00.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Christmas edition should be with the editor next Sunday 8th November 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com.
TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE: will be held in the Centenary Aisle this Sunday at 4p.m. There will be a short act of worship, remembering loved ones who have died. This service will be designed specifically for reflection and prayer, with short readings and times for quiet meditation. You will have the chance to light a candle to remember someone dear.
BOOK GROUP: the afternoon book group will be on the 16th Nov and the new evening group will have its introductory meeting at 7.30 on the 19th Nov in the Carrick Room
LOCHSIDE MISSION & OUTREACH: Thanks to the pulpit appeal last week we welcomed two new volunteers. Thank goodness because 38 primary school children also came along on Monday evening which meant that our activities over a 24 hour period had a total attendance of 80 children. We therefore have to continue to seek more volunteers urgently especially for the Monday evening His Kids Club (6:30–7:30). It is not a commitment to weekly attendance just come when you are able, no skills required, help with registration and general support to other volunteers would be of tremendous assistance. Please contact Malcolm Mackay 264509 or Stuart McKinlay 261025 for more information. Many thanks. Come and experience the satisfaction of putting the Gospel into action.
MENS ASSOCIATION: Tomorrow evening the 2nd November our guest speaker will be Brian Malone, who will give us a presentation on “Health and Safety”. This may not be the sexiest of headings, however Brian has been recommended to us and this presentation will be anything but dull. New members will be warmly welcomed.
The series of BIBLE SEMINARS, exploring the relevance and diversity of this special book, will continue on Wednesday 4 November from 7.30 to 8.30 in the Struthers Room. All welcome.
FOOD BANK: This week’s list – Long life milk and diluting juice, custard, tinned potatoes or packets instant mash, jam, coffee, pasta sauce and tinned fruit. Thank you for your continued support.
SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY: flyers for this event have been included with this Order of Service, please return completed forms to the Office by Sunday 27th November.
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Enterkine House Hotel on Sunday 20th December at 1.00pm Cost £20. If you would like to attend please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule. No cancellations can be made after Sunday 13th December.
AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT – Christmas Craft Fair in Cathcart Street Hall on Saturday 7th November from 2pm – 4pm. Tickets £3.50 incl tea/coffee & baking. Full details on the notice board

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Rona Butler, (Stn.15), Miss Ann Thomson (Stn. 16), Mrs. Helen Craig (Stn.15) and Mrs. Isobel McEwan (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr Matt McLeish (Lindsay), Mrs. Jean Stewart (Lindsay), Mrs. Irene Wybar (Lindsay) and Mrs Jean Barnard (Macmillan)
AILSA HOSPITAL: Mrs. Rena Smith (Croy House)

Our sympathy is extended to Alan and the family on the death of Mr. Bill Rodger. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Monday 2nd November at 1.15pm.