10 January 2016

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. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mr. John Hamilton, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mr. Jim Wilcox, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mrs. Larraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by The Bartholomew Family and Mrs. Chrissie Luke.

SUNDAY 17 January 2016
9.30 am Family Service        Duty Team: 9            Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                       Sound: Mr. George McMillan

KIRK SESSION: There will be a special meeting of the Kirk Session on Sunday 17th January 2016 at 12.30pm in the Sanctuary.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in November was £133.81. 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 January edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
GUILD: Health and Happiness to you and yours in 2016 from the members of the Guild. Our first meeting of 2016 is tomorrow, Monday 11th January 2016 at 7.30pm, when we are to go “Round Europe on a Bike”! Mr Grant Young will be telling us of his experience cycling round Europe, in aid of the Hospice. Mr Young has spoken to the Guild before so we are assured of an enjoyable and interesting evening. Looking forward to being together in a new year of friendship and fellowship with old and new friends.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY: will meet on 13th January 2016 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank Warehouse this week are: sugar, jam, coffee, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tins or packets of custard and rice pudding. Thank you for your continued support.
FLOWER CALENDAR 2016: is now available in the Carrick Park vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers for a particular Sunday, please add your name and telephone number to the calendar. We are so grateful to all our donors for their generosity

BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Isobel McEwan (Macmillan), Mrs. Helen Craig (Macmillan) and Mr. Bob Smith (Macmillan)
AILSA HOSPITAL: Mrs. Rena Smith (Croy House)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Ward 66)

The funeral service for Mrs Maureen Beebee of Hazelwood Road, who died suddenly at home last week, will be held at Masonhill on Monday 11th January at 2.00pm.
We record with sadness the passing of Miss Elma Cousin’s a very faithful adherent and friend of St. Columba for many years. We extend our sympathy to all her family, the funeral service will be held in the Church on Monday 18th January at 1.00pm thereafter at Knadgerhill Cemetery, Irvine.