10 November 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 the God we see in 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 5: Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mr. Adam McCracken, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: the flowers which adorn the Sanctuary this week were given to the Glory of God by Mr. & Mrs, Hugh McCutcheon, Mr Tom Raffel and Mrs Pat Jackson.
Sunday 17 NOVEMBER 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 6 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr David Campbell
SERMONS – are now available online at www.ayrstcolumba.co.uk
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during September was £78. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
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 £2.80.
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH: 8th December at the Kylestrome Hotel, 1.00pm for 1.30pm. The list is full but we have a short reserve list in the vestibule – please add your name.
BIBLE EXPLORATION GROUP will meet on Wednesday 13 November at 7.30 pm in the Struthers Room. Our focus will be chapter 3 of the Letter from James, one of the shortest and most practical books of the NT. Topic: Words and Wisdom.
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE: Sunday 1st December at 4.00pm at Lochside Parish Church – all welcome.
GUILD: Tomorrow, 11 November – meeting at 7.30 p.m. in the Midton Road Hall, when we are looking forward to having Diane McLaughlin, Community Banker who will speak about “Friends Against Scams”. An important and interesting topic – anyone interested will be made most welcome.
GUILD COFFEE MORNING is on Saturday 23 November from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with the usual stall. We hope you will be able to come along and enjoy a coffee, home baking, friendship and chat. All money raised is donated to charities local and national – we look forward to seeing everyone.
FOOD BANK: Groceries urgently required – 750ml diluting juice, tinned potatoes, tinned main meals (mince, stew), jam; small packets of tea bags, tinned custard and tinned rice pudding. Also UHT milk.
OASIS CAFÉ: Drop into the Struthers Room 10.30am – 12 for a cup of tea/coffee. The Team will be here every Thursday morning, with a warm welcome, cosy chat and friendly faces.
LUNCH CAFÉ the next Sunday Lunch Café will be held on Sunday 17th November at 12.30pm
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: This is a local charity, serving those in our community for whom Christmas may not have all the sparkle of our own. Please consider taking a box to fill for Christmas. There is a list of required items in the Carrick Park vestibule along with further boxes.
DAYR TO SING: 2.30pm in Struthers Room every Thursday. Open to all with respiratory problems and their spouse/carer/ friend. Volunteers also warmly welcome!

We extend our condolences to the family of Ms Madge Allan who passed away this week. Funeral arrangements are to be confirmed.
Our condolences are extended to the family of Mr. Tom Gilchrist who died this past week. No funeral arrangements are available at present.
Sincere sympathies are extended to Miss Margaret Dickie and the family of Mrs. Catherine Banks who passed away on Friday in Redford Care Home. Funeral arrangements are not available at present.