10 February 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share.
We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 7: Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mrs. Janet McKnight, Mr. Derek McNish, Mrs. Anne Mills and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mrs. Isabel Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Swinn and Miss Isobel Sutherland.

Sunday 17 February 2019

9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 8 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. David Campbell

ELDERS’ REMINDER: KIRK SESSION MEETING – TUESDAY 12th FEBRUARY at 7.30pm in the MIDTON ROAD HALL. Agenda and Minutes will be available at the end of this week.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in January £81.24. The Kirk Session will choose the recipient for 2019 at the next Kirk Session meeting.
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 £2.80
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: Next Meeting Monday 11th February in Struthers Room at 7.30pm.Our Speaker is Colin Westmoreland the subject “Work of Police Sniffer Dogs”, this should be an interesting evening, and visitors always made most welcome.
LADIES FELLOWSHIP: meet tomorrow, 11 February when the topic will be “Then and Now Photographs” at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall.
FOOD BANK: The demand for the Food Bank does not diminish – the following are urgently required this month: UHT Milk; 750ml Diluting Juice; Tinned foods – Custard, Rice Pudding, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Stew, Mince and Cold Meat
COFFEE MORNING – Saturday 16th February from 10am – 12 in St Columba Church. Cost £2.50. Tickets available after the services and from the Office. We are holding this coffee morning in aid of “International Medical Relief” Moldova. In April, Gillian Howie is joining an international medical team who will provide much needed medical and dental treatment to the children and adults of Transnistria, the poorest country in Europe. Gillian will be delighted if you could come along and support this venture. Thank you.
FLOWER CALENDAR: for 2019 is now in place in the Carrick Park Vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion, please add your name and telephone number to your chosen Sunday.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – and quality baking!! A friendly welcome is extended to all.
FAIRTRADE CHURCHES CONFERENCE: Prestwick South Church on Saturday 23rd February from 9.30am – if you would like to attend, full details are on the notice board.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Sarah McKnight (Stn 2), Mr. Jim Kane (Stn. 4), Mr. Gavin Orr (Stn. 12),
Mrs. May Speirs (Stn. 14) and Mrs. Betty Davidson (Stn 10).
BEATSON, GLASGOW: Mr. John Morrison
THE BIGGART: Mr. Charles Hamilton (Urquhart)
Our warmest congratulations to Mr. Jim and Mrs. Christine Brown of St. Leonard’s Wynd who celebrated their Golden Wedding this past week.