11 October 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 family of Jack who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 5: Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath,
Dr. Simon Farrell, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mrs. Nan Mackie Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mrs. Janet Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Campbell and Mrs. Betty McLellan.
SUNDAY 18 October 2015
9.30 am Family Service             Duty Team: 6                 Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston
10.00am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                 Sound: Mr. George McMillan
OUR ASSISTANT Graeme, is on holiday from Monday 12th to Monday 19th October inclusive.
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 October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.00.
“CALLED BY NAME” – our class for those who would like to find out more about the Christian Faith and what it means to be a church member will meet in the Centenary Aisle today following the 11.15 am Service.
ALL ELDERS are asked to check the Lists for Communion Duty in the Carrick Park Vestibule and to tick their name to confirm their availability for the October Service of Holy Communion.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery.
FOOD BANK: This week’s list – tins or packets custard, tinned potatoes or packets instant mash, Jam, Coffee, Pasta sauce and tinned fruit. Thank you for your continued support.
A very big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s Harvest Appeal for Water Aid. The sum of £2,205 was contributed.
THE BOOK GROUP restarts tomorrow, Monday, at 2pm in the Carrick Room. All welcome. There is a proposal to start an evening group in November – anyone who might be interested, please contact Helen Greig Tel: 01292 520926
THE GUILD: Miss Eileen Durward of A.Vogel, Bioforce will be our speaker at our meeting on Monday 12th October at 7.30pm. The subject of alternative remedies will be most interesting. Glad to welcome a number of new ladies to the Guild at our first meeting of the session and hope they enjoyed the friendship and fellowship, not forgetting the amazing speaker, Revd. Fraser R. Aitken!!
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY will restart on 14th October 2015 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
The series of four BIBLE SEMINARS, exploring the relevance and diversity of this special book, will begin on Wednesday 14 October from 7.30-8.30 in the Struthers Room.
READERS the current list can be found in the Glass cabinet in the Carrick Park Vestibule
ELDERS’ VISITS: the list of visits and visitors has been placed in the Glass cabinet in the Carrick Park vestibule.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Archie Jamieson (Stn. 7)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr Matt McLeish (Lindsay), Mrs. Jean Stewart (Lindsay) and Mrs Jean Barnard
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mrs. May Trainor (Ward D)
The funeral service for Mrs. June Weir of Bellsbank, Dalmellington took place at Masonhill yesterday. Our warmest sympathy is extended to her daughter, Lesley, and the family. The funeral service for Mrs. Hazel Gilmour, daughter of George and Margaret Black, will take place here in the Church on Tuesday first at 1.45, followed by the committal at Masonhill. We extend our deep sympathy to her husband Alan, and all the family. The funeral service for Mrs Betty Hamilton of Springvale Park who died last week in Ayr Hospital will be held here in the Church on Thursday first, 15th October, at 12.30, followed by the committal at Masonhill at 1.15. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to her husband, John, and the family.
Miss Kerrie Lee successfully completed her 10k run last Sunday in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. If you sponsored Kerrie, please leave your donation in the Office. Thank you so much for your support.
AYR FORT PLAYERS: the Director/President Dennis and all the cast wish to thank everyone from Ayr St. Columba who attended the Gaiety in such good numbers during the run of 39 Steps. Your support was very much appreciated.