16 September 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. A very special welcome to the family of Belle who will be baptised at the 11.15 Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mr. Jim Hunter, Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Hugh Brown, Mrs. Marion Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hosie and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Robertson

Sunday 23rd September 2018
9.30 am Family Worship       Duty Team: 7                  Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship   Sacrament of Baptism   Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay

COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Columba News from the pigeonholes for immediate delivery. There are Harvest Donation envelopes included with this magazine. This year, our Harvest Donations will be given to the Kerala Appeal
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in August £56.20. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor on Sunday 23rd September. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
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!
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. Please remember a few extra items.
BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING – FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 10am – 2pm – this year the funds will be split between MACMILLAN and WHITELEYS RETREAT. Whiteleys is a beautiful house in Alloway that provides therapeutic short breaks for children, young people and their families with cancer and life altering illnesses in the UK. Tickets priced £3 available from the Office.
CAN YOU HELP! LOCHSIDE are looking for hanging files (A4) to organise the rising number of Foodbank Invitations being serviced through the Project. If you have any unwanted files lurking in your attic, we would gratefully give them a new home. Speak to Irene or Ann Naismith (263883)

AYR HOSPITAL: Dr. Ruth Martin (CCU)
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Mollie McLeish (Lindsay)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)
MESSY CHURCH resumes on Saturday 29th September 4pm – 6pm
HARVEST FESTIVAL – SUNDAY 30th September at 9.30am and 11.15am

Our sincerest sympathy and warm affection are extended to the family of Mrs. Nancy Docherty, formerly of Carrick Avenue. Nancy’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 18th September at 12 noon at Masonhill.

Our congratulations to Mr. Ramsay and Mrs. Martha McKellar on the occasion of their Golden Wedding.
Ian and Phyllis McBride would like to thank all concerned for their cards and good wishes for their new home.