15 February 2015

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!

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2: Mrs. Helen Greig , Mrs. Diana Savala, Mrs. Margaret McLeish, Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mr. Duncan McCallum, Mr. John Eaglesham.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. William Pettigrew.

SUNDAY 22 February 2015 SERVICES
9.30 am Family Service         Duty Team: 3      Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                 Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron

THE DEDICATION of the Struthers’ Room in memory of our former Beadle, Tom, and his wife, Margaret, will take place in the Room after the second service next Sunday, 22nd February. As numbers are limited to 30, if you would like to go, please add your name to the list on the Carrick Park Vestibule Table. There will be a cup of tea at the close of the short service.

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in January was £55.36. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
TRUSTEES – all active Elders are requested to collect their copies of the Draft Accounts and Budget proposal from the appropriate pigeonhole this morning, ahead of the Trustees meeting on Tuesday 24th 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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: Urgently required – long life milk, diluting juice, fruit juice, custard (completely run out of these items while making up boxes today). Also needed jam, packets of noodles and pasta, and packets of chocolate biscuits which are included as a treat.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY: Wednesday Evening Bible Study will be on 18th Feb 2015 at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. We will be looking at the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-17) and how this affected the direction of his life. “Is it true to say that we will be more aware of temptation when we try to be good?”
THE GUILD: Our meeting tomorrow evening, Monday 16th at 7.30pm is a joint one with our friends from the Men’s Association. Our speaker is to be Mr Angus Hogg, who will speak to us on “Bird Watching on the Edge”. An interesting evening will be had by all.
AYR FORT PLAYERS: some of our members are appearing in the upcoming production – “No sex please, we’re British” in the Gaiety Theatre from Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st March. Tickets are available at the Gaiety Box Office.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Bobby Davidson (Stn. 6), Mrs. Helen McCrorie (Stn. 11) and Mr. Gavin Orr (Stn. 16)

The funeral service for Mrs Trudy Hall of Wattfield Road who died last week will be held on Thursday 19th February at 2.00p.m. at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium. Our thoughts and prayers are with her daughter, Nicola, and all the family.

The funeral service for Mr Robert McKay of Charlotte Street, who died on 4th January, will be held tomorrow, Monday 16th, at Masonhill at 1.15p.m.