15 December 2019

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Alastair Swan, George Templeton, Iain Campbell, Anne Swan, George Park, Lorna Hilderley, Norman Wallace, Fiona Hosie, Millar Muir, Alan McHarg and Alan Hawthorn.
SOUND TEAM TODAY: 9.30am – Alastair Swan 11.15am – George McMillan
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 10 Sound: John Ferguson
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Stuart McKinlay
4.30pm Service of Readings and Carols Sound: John Crone
followed by mulled wine and mince pies
THE MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers that adorn the Sanctuary today, have been given to the Glory of God by Fiona Boyd and John Davidson and Family
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimer’s (Scotland). The total collected during November was £74.34. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause.
SERMONS ONLINE: The text of the full sermon, preached at the later service, is available on our website.
FAMILY SERVICE: After Christmas, I am hoping to change the format of the early service in order to better accommodate the children. I am due to be in discussion with the Sunday School staff and members of the Worship Committee in order to take soundings. It seems important to pitch the service in such a way that the children are welcomed and valued and also that adults receive worship appropriate for them. Together we are on a journey and I would ask for your support, encouragement and grace as we work to evolve the service. The Minister.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Wednesday 18th December. Please email articles to the editor at editor.columbanews@gmail.com
ALTERNATIVE GIFT CARDS please think about giving a life changing gift of seeds and fertilisers to support struggling farmers in Malawi. This can be achieved through the £5 gift cards which are available from the church office.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the December edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church, along with extra copies priced £2.80.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: Last Meeting of 2019 is on Monday 16th December at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. Our Speaker is Harry Peters who will be telling us about his “working background”. Visitors always made very welcome.
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE LOCHSIDE: thank you to everyone who supported this lovely Service. The sum of £105 was raised for the Children’s society.
SOUTH AYRSHIRE FOODBANK please remember a few extra items for the Food Bank. Donations are uplifted on Tuesday morning.
LIBRARY NEWS: There are a few Christmas books for children on display. Do feel free to borrow them.
ADVENT MUSIC FOR MEDITATION: Tuesday and Friday 17th and 20th December, 10.00am-12.00 noon. Please come and go in your own time.
WELLINGTON SCHOOL SERVICES: Juniors at 2.00pm on Wednesday 18th and Seniors at 10.30am on Thursday 19th December. All welcome!
FUNERAL: Condolences are extended to the family of Mrs. Margaret Neil, who passed away this week. The funeral will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 19th December at 10.30am