17 January 2016

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 9: Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Ross Robertson, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. Bill Caven, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster, Mr. Jim Hunter.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jean Stewart and Alasdair and Mrs. Anne Caldwell.
SUNDAY 24 January 2016
9.30 am Family Service            Duty Team: 10        Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                         Sound: Mr. David Campbell
THE MINISTER has been suffering from influenza and a severe chest infection. After a second antibiotic he is making progress and hopes to be back in the pulpit next Sunday.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in December was £102.15.
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 31st Service of Holy Communion.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. Thank you!
DRIVERS are URGENTLY required. Anyone with a space for either the 9.30am or the 11.15am Services please leave your details with the Office.
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 £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank Warehouse this week are: sugar, jam, coffee, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tins or packets of custard and rice pudding. Thank you for your continued support.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, 20 January, 7.30 to 8.30pm in the Struthers Room – ‘The Mysterious Affair at Midnight’ (Matthew 25, vv.1-13). Why did Jesus tell this parable? What are the implications for us? All are most welcome.
BURNS’ SUPPER: Friday 5th February 6.45 for 7.00pm – Cost £20. Anyone wishing to attend please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. Money to be placed in a named envelope which will be collected on the night.
LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP: Our first meeting of 2016 is tomorrow, Monday 18 January at 7.30pm, when our speakers are from Glickman’s Confectionery – Glasgow’s oldest sweetie shop. An invitation has also been extended to the members of the Men’s Association to join us. We look forward to welcoming everyone back after the Christmas break and any new members will be made most welcome.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION. Members are reminded that tomorrow evening the 18th we are the guests of the Ladies Fellowship when the guest speaker will tell us about “Glinkmans Confectionery” Glasgow’s oldest Sweetie Shop. Free Samples? and home baking what a good way to spend an evening. New Members welcome.
AEOLIAN MALE VOICE CHOIR: The Ladies’ Fellowship is delighted to welcome this highly acclaimed choir to the church on Tuesday 2 February at 7.30pm. Tickets for this concert are priced £5 and are available from the church office, from any committee member or on the door on the night. All proceeds from this fundraising concert will go to the Ladies’ Fellowship charities for this session – Cancer Research and South Ayrshire Dementia Support.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Denis Yorston (Stn.1)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Helen Craig (Macmillan) and Mr. Bob Smith (Macmillan)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Ward 63)

Mrs. Rena Smith is now resident in Templeton House Care Home.