14 February 2016

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 Lèa who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mr. Bob Bartholomew, Mr. Iain Hope.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Isobel Stewart, Mrs. Rosina Farrell and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pettigrew.
9.30 am Family Service                  Duty Team: 4          Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                               Sound: Mr. George McMillan
OUR ASSISTANT: Graeme, is away south this weekend to conduct a wedding in East Yorkshire.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in January was £65.00. The recipient will be decided at the next meeting of the Kirk Session.
TRUSTEES – all active Elders are requested to collect their copies of the Draft Accounts and Budget proposal from the appropriate pigeonhole, ahead of the Trustees meeting on Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm in the Church.
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 £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: sugar, jam, small jars of coffee, tinned meals, tinned or instant potatoes and small diluting juice. Thank you for your continued support.
ELDERS’ VISITS: Elders are reminded that reports should be sent to Margaret Loudon (mfloudon@gmail.com) except reports for St. Columba Kids, Bible Class, Uniformed Organisations and Bible Study Groups which should be sent to Bryce Hartshorn (bryce.hart@hotmail.co.uk) , before 20th March.
HALL LETS MEETING: this meeting will be held in the Struthers’ Room at 7.00pm on Tuesday 8th March. If your Group requires to have a Public Liability Insurance please ensure that this is brought to the meeting. All Groups must be represented at this meeting.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. Tea, coffee and biscuits, newspapers and a friendly face!
OUR PIPE ORGAN is undergoing restoration and the installation of a new Dulciana Stop. The work is going apace in the workshop of Harrison and Harrison in Durham, and the organ will be back in service in early March.
THE AYR ARK : Are hosting a Coffee Morning on Saturday 27th February 2016, 10am to 12 noon at Citadel Quay. Tea, Coffee, Home Baking, Craft & Book Stalls. Free Entry. All donations of home baking, books, or craft work would be gratefully received (contact Malcolm Mackay 01292 264509) and if you wish to have a stall please contact Gill, Deborah, Heather or Karis on 01292 264020. Many Thanks.
THE WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will continue on 17 February, from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Struthers Room. This week our focus will be on three timeless parables Jesus told about ‘lostness’. Come and explore whether this chimes with what is currently happening in our world today? Meetings are fortnightly and are followed by a cup of tea. All are most welcome.
LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP: tomorrow evening at 7.30pm, Brian Malone will speak on “ Home Safety”. An Invitation has been extended to the Guild. All welcome.
MENS’ ASSOCIATION: tomorrow Mike Blair will present -“South American Salt Flats” in the Struthers room at 7.30pm. All welcome.
LUNCH CLUB: will meet in Cathcart Street Hall from 12 noon – 1.30pm. on Friday 19th February. Homemade soup, main meals and deserts; come along and enjoy your lunch while supporting our local Hospice, to whom all proceeds are donated.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David McKnight (Stn 6), Lady Annie O’Halloran (Stn. 14), Mrs. Norma Wallace (Stn.10), Mr. Denis Yorston (Stn. 7) and Miss Margaret Allen (Stn. 10)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Helen Craig (Macmillan)