17 February 2019

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.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Sheena Stewart, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mrs. Maureen Fullerton, Mrs. Larraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Rosina Farrell and Mr. Jim Richardson.
Sunday 24 February 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 9 Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING at the close of the 11.15 am Service to elect members to the Nominations Committee for the upcoming Vacancy.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in January £81.24. The Kirk Session has agreed that this year’s recipient will be Alzheimers (Scotland). Thank you for your continued generosity.
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 £2.80
GUILD: Tomorrow Monday, 18 February is our next meeting in the Midton Road Hall at 7.30 p.m. when we will welcome Carol Drummond who will speak about Dumfries House and The Wider Developments. We also have as our guests The Ladies’ Fellowship. Anyone else who would like to come along will be made most welcome.
RETIREMENT LUNCH BUS LIST: the list of all travelling to Turnberry by bus in the Carrick Park vestibule. Please check that your name is included on the list and tick to confirm you have read it.
HOLIDAY CLUB: in preparation for an amazing Holiday Club – Polar Explorers – we seek help with all sorts of things! Mornings 10 – 12 noon Monday 8th – Friday 12th April. Firstly: if anyone would like to volunteer your help will be so greatly appreciated – speak to Stuart or Irene, please. Secondly: we need to collect as many empty, clean 4 pint plastic milk cartons (to make an igloo) and 2ltr water/drinks bottles which we will turn into penguins! We know there is a little geographic licence having igloos and penguins in the same room!!!
FOOD BANK: The demand for the Food Bank does not diminish – the following are urgently required this month: UHT Milk; 750ml Diluting Juice; Tinned foods – Custard, Rice Pudding, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Stew, Mince and Cold Meat
LUNCH CAFÉ: the next meeting will be on Friday 22nd February. A warm invitation is extended to everyone. Opening times – from 12noon till 1.30pm. Soup, snacks and light meals are all homemade and there is a sales table with jams and gifts to tempt you. Your support is so much appreciated.
FLOWER CALENDAR: for 2019 is now in place in the Carrick Park Vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion, please add your name and telephone number to your chosen Sunday.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – and quality baking!! A friendly welcome is extended to all.
FAIRTRADE CHURCHES CONFERENCE: Prestwick South Church on Saturday 23rd February from 9.30am – if you would like to attend, full details are on the notice board.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Sarah McKnight (Stn 2), Mr. Jim Kane (Stn. 4), Mr. Gavin Orr (Stn. 12),
Mrs. May Speirs (Stn. 14) and Mr. Tom Connaughton (Stn. 6)
BEATSON, GLASGOW: Mr. John Morrison
THE BIGGART: Mr. Charles Hamilton (Urquhart) and Mrs. Betty Davidson (Lindsay)