11 November 2018

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 4: Mr. Iain McCrae, Mrs Lynsey Kerr,

Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Ms. Gillian Watson, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Tom Raffel and in memory of Anne and Bob Caldwell

Sunday 18th November 2018     


 9.30 am       Family Worship         Duty Team: 5      Sound: Mr.  Duncan McCallum

10.00 am      St. Columba Kids

11.15am        Morning Worship                                   Sound: Mr. George McMillan

20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in October £89.19. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.

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 £2.50

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH: 9thDECEMBER at the Kylestrome Hotel. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule, if you would like to attend.

FRASER’S RETIRAL LUNCH: Sunday 31st March Lunch. If you have a Table of 10 please uplift a form from the Carrick Park vestibule. Tables will be processed with all other requests for seats on Sunday 2nd December.

FOOD BANK: there has been an enormous increase (upwards of 15%) recently in the applications for Food Bank assistance. Please remember a few extra items when you shop- urgently required are easy to prepare tins of meat – Mince, Stew, Chilli, Irish Stew , curry etc

GUILD: Tomorrow is our next meeting at 7.30 p.m. when we look forward to having The Revd Nancy Jackson and her talk will be ‘Seeking the Way’. If you would like to come along and join, you will be given a warm welcome. 

DMS CONCERT BUS: a bus will be organised for The Dreghorn Music Society Christmas Concert in the Grand Hall Kilmarnock on Wednesday 5thDecember at 7.30pm – leaving Church at 6.30pm. Ticket and Bus will cost £16. Tickets should be paid as soon as possible – thank you. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule if you would like to attend.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Jim Kane (Stn. 11), Mrs. Beth Golby (Stn 14)

THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Anne McNair (Lindsay) and Mrs. Margaret Stirling (Urquhart)

QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)


Deep condolences and prayers are sent to Mrs Annegret Douglas and the family, Doonfoot Road, on the passing of her husband, Hugh. The service of celebration of Hugh’s life will be held in the Church at 12.30pm on Tuesday 13th November, followed by a short committal at Masonhill at 1.15pm.

We extend sincere thoughts and affection to Mr and Mrs Hugh Morrison, Hilary Crescent, on the death of Hugh’s mother, Margaret, of Glencairn Care Home. The service of thanksgiving will be on Tuesday 13th November at 2.oopm.

Our warmest thoughts to Dr and Mrs May Hendry and the family of Corsehill Park, on the passing of May’s Mum, Meta. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday 14th November at 3.30pm.

Sunday 11th November 2018      REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY


9.30 am Family Worship        Duty Team: 4              Sound: Mr.  Alastair Swan

10.00 am St. Columba Kids

10.50am Morning Worship                               ACT OF REMEMBRANCE Sound: Mr. Jim Brown

There will be a retiring offering in aid of Erskine at the close of both Services.