12 February 2017

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 4: Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, 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 Miss Isobel Sutherland, Mrs. Isabel Stewart and Miss Alice Montgomery
9.30a.m. Family Worship Duty Team: 5 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Our Assistant, Graeme, has been signed off work by his doctor until the 17th Graeme and Wendy appreciate our prayers and support as he returns to good health.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in January is £98.82. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
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 £2.50.
FOODBANK: Please remember the work of our Foodbank is vital. This week – life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard, biscuits and tins of tuna. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.
MESSY CHURCH: with apologies for the short notice – there will be no meeting of Messy Church next Saturday 18th February. The next meeting will be the outing to “Joseph” on 18th March and the following will be on 15th April – Easter Saturday!
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone – bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
ANNUAL HEALING CONFERENCE: will be held on Saturday 18th February, 9.30 – noon at Kingcase Church. The speaker is The Very Revd. David Lunan.
PASTORAL VISTORS: there is an urgent need to strengthen the Pastoral Team. If you can spare a little time to visit a housebound member please contact the convenor, Linda on 01292 286951, the Minister or the Office.
MENS’ ASSOCIATION: the next Meeting is tomorrow, Monday 13th February, at 7.30pm Struthers Room. The speaker is Mr Jim Wyllie and the subject of his talk is” Mauchline Curling Stones”, a warm welcome extended to any visitors.
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN – On the front pew, there is a bag with books for children to read during the service. Please feel free to make use of them. We hope our young people and their parents will find this venture useful.

Child Faith Development Training – there will be an hour training session on Tuesday 21st February at 7pm at Lochside looking how our children learn about faith & what they understand at what age. This session will be a great help when teaching our children whether in Sunday School or reading a Bible Story at home.
Please let the Lochside Office know if you are able to attend on 01292 286981

READY, STEADY, COOK! FUNDRAISER: the Ladies Fellowship have organised a superb fundraiser for Monday 13th February at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. Kevin Liddell, Executive Chef at The Chestnuts Hotel will give a demonstration and tasting. There will be welcoming refreshments and excellent prizes for the lucky tickets!! All for £10. Tickets on sale after the Service.

JOSEPH and his AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT: Messy Church has arranged an outing to see “Joseph” at the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh on Saturday 18th March. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am and return at 7.30pm. Tickets are available, from Irene after the service Cost is £40 (includes bus).


AYR HOSPITAL:Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mrs. Chrissie Brown (Stn. 12), Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Stn. 14), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 10), Mrs. Nora Paterson (Stn. 8) and Mr. George Rae (Stn. 9)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Maureen Gow (Urquhart), Mr. John Marsh (Urquhart) and Mr. Charles Symington (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)

The funeral service for Mr. Sandy Green of Nursery Square, Minishant, will be held next Thursday, 16th February, at Masonhill at 2.00pm.
The funeral service for Mrs. Eela Hay of Bourtree Park, Ayr will be held next Friday, 17th February, at the Church at 10am, followed by the committal at Masonhill at 11.15am.
The funeral service for Mrs. Marjorie Percival of Holmston Gardens, Ayr, will be held on Monday 20th February, at Holmsford Bridge, at 10.00am.
The funeral service for Mr. Roy Penny of Southpark Road, Ayr, will be held on Monday 20th February, at Masonhill at 1.15pm.
Our warm sympathy and prayerful support are extended to all their loved ones.

Miss Betty Murray is now resident in Dundonald House, Dundonald.