16 November 2014

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 11: Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mr. Archie Jamieson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. Alastair Fraser, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mrs. Edwina Mabon, Mr. Jim Orr, Mrs. Janette Leishman, and Mr. Tom Laurie

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Alan McHarg, Miss Fiona Mackay, Ms Irene Taylor, Mrs. Janice Patterson and the Waugh Family.

SUNDAY 23 November 2014
9.30 am Family Service               Duty Team: 12                 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.00 am Kirk Session
11.15 am Morning Worship         Ordination and Admission of new Elders                                                                      Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the November edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.
RETIRING OFFERING: for Poppy Scotland last Sunday raised in excess of £700. Thank you so much
FOOD BANK: The food requested is determined by demand. The Warehouse in Prestwick which distributes the food boxes to hubs in Ayr, Troon, Maybole and Girvan has intimated that the greatest need is for boxes for single people. Always needed are: long life milk, diluting juice, jam, small packets pasta, noodles and rice, small packets sugar, tins of fruit, packet custard and instant mash.
MONDAY CLUB–tomorrow evening, 17th November we are to relax with Laura while she demonstrates the art of makeup. Just in time for Christmas. All members and friends are warmly invited.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: Tomorrow evening the 17th, Stuart Campbell makes a return visit following his excellent talk on his trip “Up the Amazon”. This time he will regale us on his trip through “Iceland and Greenland” with Norway thrown in for good measure.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will be on 19 November at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. Our topic will be ‘Advent’ and our focus will be Luke ch.1. What happened in the lead-up to the first Christmas? How can we best celebrate Advent today? For further information, contact Bryce Hartshorn (678463).
GUILD CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING – Saturday 29th November: 10 – 12. Tickets £2.50 are on sale after each service.
CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH: Sunday 21st December in the Midton Road Hall at 12.45pm. Names can be added to the lists available in the Carrick Park vestibule from today. Tickets priced £15 should be paid and collected on Friday 5th & 12th December during Office hours or on Sundays 7th & 14th (also from the office) after the morning Services. Last date for cancellation will be Monday 15th December after which all ordered tickets will be charged.
WISH TOKENS: The Scout Group would like your help to Fundraise. Please collect the tokens from the Ayrshire Post and place in the box in the Carrick Park vestibule. There will be a Community Cash Giveaway based on the number of tokens we can collect.
CANCER CARE: many thanks to all who braved the inclement weather last Saturday to support the Christmas Fayre. Over £1300 was raised.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr Robin Morton (Station 16)
CROSSHOUSE: Miss Irene Taylor (Ward 1E)

DATES for your DIARY.
Friday 5 December: Concert entitled “COME MESSIAH KING” at 7.30pm. This is the fourth visit from the Celebration Choir and promises to be an excellent evening. Tickets priced £6 are now available from the office.