13 October 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.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mrs. Janette Leishman and Mr. John Ferguson

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Susan Mills, Mrs. Isabell Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. George Black and Mrs. Janet Wilson.

Sunday 20 OCTOBER 2019


10.00 am      Holiday – No St. Columba Kids

 9.30 am       Family Worship:     Duty Team: 12            Sound: Mr.  John Crone

11.15am Morning Worship           Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

INDUCTION OF REVD. DR SCOTT S McKENNA – THURSDAY 24th OCTOBER in the Church at 7.00pm. The Service of Induction will be followed by a social gathering.

KIRK SESSION MEETING – Tuesday 15th October. ELDERS are asked to uplift their Agenda and Minutes and COLUMBA NEWS from their pigeonholes, all for immediate delivery.

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER – There will be no Services of Holy Communion this Sunday. Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk to the General Assembly will preach Dr. McKenna into the charge at Ayr St Columba at 9.30am and 11.15am. The evening service will be at 6.30pm

20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during Septemberwas £80.28.  Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.

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 £2.80.

A FAREWELL THANK YOU BUFFET – for Revd Simpson after the 11.15am Service on Eddie’s last Sunday with us which is 20th October.

BIBLE EXPLORATION GROUP begins on Wednesday 16 October at 7.30 in the Struthers Room. Our focus will be the Letter of James, one of the shorter books of the NT and also one of the most practical. All welcome.

THE GUILD: Tomorrow, 14 October is the next Guild Meeting in the Midton Road Hall at 7.30 p.m.  We are looking forward to having Mr Ian Thomson who will speak about VIP and Royal Security.  It should be an interesting evening and if you would like to come along and join us you can be assured of a warm welcome from our Convener Mrs Dorothy Bone and enjoy an evening of friendship and fellowship and, of course, a nice cup of tea.

FOOD BANK: There is an urgent need for the following groceries – 750ml diluting juice, tinned potatoes, tinned main meals (mince, stew etc), jam; small packets of tea bags, tinned custard and tinned rice pudding. Also UHT milk.      

LUNCH CAFÉ: meets today Sunday 13th October at 12.30pm. Monies raised at this Lunch will be donated to Whiteleys Retreat. Come along and try homemade soup and a sweet treat!

OASIS CAFÉ: Drop into the Struthers Room 10.30am – 12 for a cup of tea/coffee. The Team will be here every Thursday morning, with a warm welcome, cosy chat and friendly faces. 

THE CAFÉ will be closed on Thursday 24th October, to allow for preparations for the Induction of our new Minister.

LIGHT PARTY: Tuesday 29th October from 6pm-8pm. This fabulous event offers an alternative Halloween celebration- focusing on light in the darkness. Traditional bobbing for apples; dressing up; pumpkin carving, hot chocolate, light disco and lots more! Party is geared to children from pre-school to P7. If you would like to volunteer to help please speak to Irene in the office or stuartmckinlay@icloud.com.


AYR HOSPITAL: Ms. Madge Allen and Mrs. Anne McNair (Stn 2)

IRVINE CENTRAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Douglas Grant Centre)

We record with sadness the passing of Mrs. Chresta Clark in the Biggart Hospital. A very faithful 11.15 member serving in Church Choirs for over 70 years. We extend our sympathy to her daughters Dot and Jen and all the family. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Friday 18th October – the time will be announced.