14 October 2018

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 10: Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn
WE WARMLY WELCOME, at the Organ, Mr. Stewart Paton this morning. Stewart is with us while Matthew is on holiday.

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

Sunday 21st October 2018
9.30 am Family Worship      Duty Team: 11                 Sound: Mr. John McCrone
10.00 am Holiday – No St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship  Sacrament of Baptism   Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton

ELDERS are asked to check the Communion list in the vestibule and tick to let the Assistant Clerk, Duncan, know that this has been read and noted.
COLUMBA NEWS and COMMUNION invitations should be collected from your own pigeonhole for immediate delivery.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in September £118.83. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr. LIGHT PARTY: our alternative Halloween fun evening. Focusing on bringing light into the darkness. Traditional bobbing for apples; dressing up; pumpkin carving, light disco and lots more! TUESDAY 30th October at 6pm -8pm. Volunteers urgently required for the leaflet drop this week – please speak to Stuart or Irene.
THE GUILD: Tomorrow, Monday 15 October at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall, we are delighted to welcome Dave Marshall who will give a talk on “Yesterday once More”. We look forward to welcoming all members, old and new.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will take place on 17 October at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. The passage for study will be ‘Jesus and the Samaritan Woman’. John 4, vv.1-42. All welcome.
HARVEST APPEAL: a very big Thank You to all who contributed to this year’s Harvest Appeal for the Kerala Disaster. The sum of £2393.30 was donated.
FOOD BANK: The items most needed this week are – Coffee, small bottles of Diluting Juice, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Mince/Stew/Cold Meat, Tinned Tomato and UHT Milk.
POPPIES: A big thank you to everybody who has been knitting and crocheting poppies for our St Columba display for Remembrance Sunday. All poppies should be handed into the Church office, today. Anne Swan. 01563 830308.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – not to mention the quality homebaking!
ORGANIST ENTERTAINS CONCERT – AYR TOWN HALL – tomorrow Monday 15th October when the Organist is our own Stewart Paton. 12noon – 1.00pm ticket £3.
CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH: 9th DECEMBER –– Kylestrome Hotel. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule, if you would like to attend.
AUTUMN CONCERT – Ayrshire Philharmonic Entertain. Friday 19th October at 7.30pm. Followed by Tea and coffee in the Hall! Songs from the Shows and a taster of the upcoming Production! Brighten up a dark evening with sparkling music! Donation Ticket £5 available after the Services today.
THE ARK COFFEE MORNING on Saturday 27th October from 10am to 1pm. For 14 years, the Ark has been working with young people in Ayrshire through Friday night events, volunteering opportunities and schools work placements. We are hosting a coffee morning to showcase our work and raise funds for the continuation of the Ark. We would also love donations of baking and ask that if anyone wishes to donate baking that they contact the Ark office on 01292 264020 or email admin@ayrark.co.uk for information.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Jim Kane (Stn. 15) and Mrs. Isabel Fraser (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Robbie Turnbull (Lindsay) and Mrs. Anne McNair (Lindsay).
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)