13 January 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 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. A very special welcome to the family of Thomas who will be baptised at the 11.15 Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 1: Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter, Mr. Robin White, Mrs Helen Mackay, Mr. Graeme Savage, Mrs. Ann Vance, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mr. Malcolm Mackay and Mr. Brian Morrison
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by The Bartholomew Family, Mrs Jan Barber and Mrs. Jean and Mr. Alasdair Stewart
Sunday 20 January 2019

9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 2 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism Sound: Mr Brian McKinlay

ELDERS are asked to check the Communion list in the vestibule and tick to let the Clerk know that this has been read and noted.
COLUMBA NEWS and COMMUNION invitations should be collected from your own pigeonhole this morning, for immediate delivery.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in December £75.79. 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 January edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
GRATEFUL THANKS to all who gave in the Offerings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The magnificent sum of £6000 was raised and will be distributed to the chosen Charities – Whiteleys Retreat, Independence from Drugs and Alcohol Scotland at Auchincruive and to the Save the Children Appeal for Yemen.
FOOD BANK: please continue to remember a few extra items when you shop- urgently required are tins of meat Mince, Stew, Chilli, Irish Stew , curry etc. The demand for the Food Bank continues to rise.
LADIES FELLOWSHIP: Next meeting Monday 14th January, when we host the Ladies Fellowship, meeting in the Church Hall at 7.30pm. The Speaker is George English, the subject of his talk is “FAMILY HISTORY: Bringing Your Ancestors to Life” . We look forward to a good turnout to what should be a very interesting evening.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: this week the speaker will be George English and his title is.
FLOWER CALENDAR: for 2019 is now in place in the Carrick Park Vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion, please add your name and telephone number to your chosen Sunday.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – and quality baking!! A friendly welcome is extended to all.
STREET PASTOR: Are you Interested in becoming a Street Pastor, but not exactly sure what is involved or how to get started? Well, Ayr & Prestwick Street Pastors are holding an open meeting for anyone wanting to find out more about Street Pastors in St Leonard’s Church Hall on Tuesday 5th February at 7:30pm. There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity to meet some of the Team and ask any questions you may have, (refreshments provided). If you plan to attend the meeting, please contact Brian Hendrie on or before Thursday 31st January. (Ayr 283825 or email – BHendrie@churchofscotland.org.uk)
GUIDES: an EARNEST and URGENT Appeal! Sue, our Guide leader is anxious to find any lady in our congregation who can lend some assistance. At present, the future is in jeopardy because of a lack of help!

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Anne Ball (Stn 4), Mrs. May Hunter (Stn. 16) and Mr. Jim Kane (Stn. 4)

Our sympathy is extended to Margaret and all the family of Mr. Robbie Turnbull, who dies this past week. The funeral will be held on Tuesday 22nd January at 11.15am at Masonhill