12 November 2017

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 115 years this building has stood at the heart of this part of our ancient Royal Burgh. It has witnessed wars, been favoured by a Royal visitor, welcomed holidaymakers, and been served by illustrious ministers, devoted musicians and dedicated members. Throughout these years, in anxious and sad times, in days of celebration and rejoicing, this Church has served the people as a place of sanctity, stability, and continuity. Today, in a society where the things of faith are often neglected, we strive to maintain an inclusive Christian presence, seeking ever to enhance the lives of everyone who comes into contact with us, and to reach out in mercy and compassion to a deeply troubled world. Here we explore and are not afraid to fail; here we are encouraged to ask questions; here we try to be a safe place for all ages. If you are here for the first time today, we pray that you will know something of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and that you will go home feeling inspired, strengthened, challenged and comforted.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2:  Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce,  Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Jack McConnachie, Miss Nicola McKinlay, Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Michael Warren, Mrs. Fiona Taylor, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Tom Raffel, Mrs. Helen Begg and the Kennedy Family.

Sunday 12 November 2017         REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

9.30 am      Family Service             Duty Team: 2        Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn

10.00am    St. Columba Kids & Bible Class

10.50 am    Morning Worship                                       Sound: Mr. George McMillan

RETIRING OFFERING – on behalf of “Combat Stress” – Hollybush.

Our thanks are extended to Mr. Alistair McCorkill, who returns to St. Columba to play the Reveille and Last Post at the second service, today.

SUNDAY 19 November 2017   


9.30 am   Family Service             Duty Team: 3        Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum

10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class

11.15 am Morning Worship                                      Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in September is £137.04. 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 November edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will take place on 15 November at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. ‘This week’s topic is ‘The Pearl of Great Price’. All welcome.

GUILD: Our next meeting is on Monday, 13 November at 7.30 p.m. in the Midton Road Hall.  We are delighted to have Mrs Thea Petticrew who will speak about the History of Belleisle Conservatory.  We are also having as our guests The Men’s Association and look forward to their annual visit.  We would also invite anyone else who would like to come along and join us for what should be an interesting evening. Everyone will be made most welcome!

CONCERT BUS: a bus will be organised for The Dreghorn Music Society Christmas Concert in the Grand Hall Kilmarnock on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm – leaving Church at 6.30pm. Ticket and Bus will cost £15. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule.

SENIORS’ AFTERNOON TEA: 9th DECEMBER, 2.30- 5pm. Please return Flyers which are available at both doors this morning, and in the Carrick Park vestibule, to the Office, as soon as possible.

CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH 10th DECEMBER –– Kylestrome Hotel. There are no spaces left, but if you wish to add your name to the waiting list – available in the Carrick Park vestibule.

CD for ADVENT: David Mackay, has produced a CD of organ music for Advent which is being sold as a fundraiser for the little Church in Gatehouse of Fleet, where he is organist. They desperately need funds to repair their heating system. If you would like to support David, please give your names to Irene in the Office.  Payment is by donation!

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: due to the proximity of the Kylestrome there will not be a bus provided. However if you have a space in your car to help with transport please let Irene in the office know.

THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP held a Bring and Buy and a Mini Auction at their meeting last Monday were they raised £252.91 for their nominated charities.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Ronald Allison (Stn. 4)

BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Helen Thayne (Macmillan)

Mrs. Helen Peters is now resident in Templeton House Care Home.