14 January 2018

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 11:  Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie,    Mr. Ross Robertson, Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Dr. Pauline  Robertson,  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 The Minister.

Sunday 21 January 2018 

9.30 am Morning Worship          Duty Team: 12     Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum

10.00am St. Columba Kid’s

11.15am   Morning Worship                                         Sound: Mr. George McMillan

THE MINISTER has been invited to propose the Immortal Memory at the Annual Burns’ Supper in St Columba Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London on Saturday 20th January. He will be away from Wednesday 17th until Tuesday 23rd inclusive.

WEDNESDAY COMMUNION: will be held on Wednesday, 24th January at 2.00pm in the Centenary Aisle, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. All welcome!

ALL ELDERS are asked to check the Lists for Communion Duty in the Carrick Park Vestibule and to tick their name to confirm their availability for the January 28th Service of Holy Communion.

COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Invitation Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. There are still a few districts without an Elder, if you are able to assist with delivery please speak to Irene in the Office. Thank you!

NEW ELDERS: Those who have been nominated by the Kirk Session for Ordination to the Eldership are asked to meet in the Struthers’ Room on Sunday 4th February at 3.00p.m

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in December is £168.22. 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 January edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.

MENS ASSOCIATION: Next Meeting Monday 15th January at 7.30pm, when we are guests of the “Ladies Fellowship”. The Speaker is Alan Gorman, his subject is “Woodturning”- all welcome

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT for elders and pastoral care visitors on Tuesday 16 January at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall: a Lawyer’s and a Family Doctor’s Perspective –with Mr. Graeme McKinstry and Dr. Simon Farrell.

TO ALL who contributed to the magnificent Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning Offering of £5,606, we extend our heartfelt thanks!  This total will be given to the Lodging House Mission in East Campbell Street in Glasgow, providing help and shelter to the homeless in Glasgow.  Our thanks too to Our Treasurer, Tom and his helpers who counted the offering – no mean feat indeed.

FLOWER CALENDAR: The Flower calendar for 2018 is now in the Carrick Park vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers on a special Sunday, please add your name and telephone number.

FOOD BANK: items most needed this week are: Coffee, jam, diluting juice, longlife milk, small packets of rice, packets of pasta in sauce, and jars of pasta sauce.

“OASIS”:  The drop in Café will be open Thursday from 10.30am to 12 Noon in the Struthers Room.   All Welcome!   This is a place to relax, a place to chat – please bring a friend!   The morning papers are also available.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn. 12) and Mr. John Hamilton (Stn 9)

BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Margaret McClure (Lindsay)

The funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Honigmann of St. Leonard’s Road, will be held in Church on Tuesday first, 16th January at 1.00pm, followed by a private committal at Masonhill. Our warmest prayers are extended to her husband, Fred, and the family.