15 January 2017

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 10 Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Winifred Younger and Mrs. Jean and Mr. Alasdair Stewart.
9.30a.m. Family Worship Duty Team: 11 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in December is £129.33.The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
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 29th Service of Holy Communion.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. There are one or two districts currently without an Elder – if you are able to assist with delivery please speak to Irene in the Office. Thank you!
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.
FOODBANK: Please remember the work of our Foodbank continues during the holiday period.
Most needed are long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, tins of tuna, Instant mash potato, custard, and biscuits. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.
OASIS”: The drop in Café is back! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
FLOWER CALENDAR 2017: is now available in the Carrick Park vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers for a particular Sunday, please add your name and telephone number to the calendar. We are so grateful to all our donors for their generosity
MENS’ ASSOCIATION: the next Meeting is tomorrow – Mon 16th Jan at 7.30pm. We are hosts of the Ladies Fellowship so meeting in the Hall. The Speaker is Dougal McIntyre his subject “The Agates of Dunure”, visitors always made welcome.
STORYTELLING TRAINING: all are welcome to attend a free storytelling training session with David Clipston of Scripture Union Scotland on Tuesday 17th January at 7pm in our Lochside Church. Please let the Lochside Office know if you are able to attend on 01292 286981
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will resume on 18 January at 7.30 pm in the Struthers Room, when we will be exploring aspects of Paul’s letters to the Early Church, the people who belonged to it and the issues which inspired and perplexed them. Each study lasts about an hour and ends with a cup of tea. For further info please contact Bryce Hartshorn or Rev. John Matthews.
LADIES FELLOWSHIP: The next meeting is on Monday 16 January at 7.30pm, when we are guests of the Men’s Association. The speaker for the evening is Dougal McIntyre and he will talk about “The Agates of Dunure”. We look forward to seeing everyone again.
MESSY CHURCH: the next meeting will be held on 21st January in the Midton Road Hall at 4.00pm. All are most welcome. Remember any adults attending must be accompanied by a responsible child!
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mr. Steven Miller (Stn. 16), Mr. John Marsh (Stn. 8) and Mr. Douglas Boocock (Stn. 15)
THE BIGGART: Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)