18 DECEMBER 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 7: Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mr. Charlie Jack, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mr. Bob Templeton and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Laraine Christian, Mrs. Elizabeth McLeod, Mr. John Davidson and Family and The Kennedy Family.

SUNDAY 18 December 2016 Fourth Sunday in Advent
9.30 am Family Service                 St. Columba Kids’ Nativity         Duty Team: 7                  Sound: Mr. John Crone
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                                                                               Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
4.30 pm Service of Readings and Carols followed by Mulled wine and mince pies.

WEDNESDAY 21st December: 2.00pm Service of Holy Communion in the Centenary Aisle followed by tea.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in November is £90.The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the December edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
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
FOODBANK: Food stocks running low as demand for boxes going out in last few weeks has increased.
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 will be closed on Thursdays 22nd and 29th December and 5th January. We will reopen on Thursday 12th January 2017!

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Sally Gordon (Station 8), Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 16), Mr. Tony Voak (Stn. 10) and Revd. Jack Bone (Stn. 6)
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mrs. Mae Trainer and Mr Steven Miller (ICU)
THE BIGGART: Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart), Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan) and Mr. Tom Connaughton (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)

The funeral service for Mrs. Marlene Campbell of Castle Square will take place on Wednesday at 1.15 at Masonhill, our sympathy is extended to her husband, John, and the family

Saturday 24th December
7.00p.m. Family Carol Service by Candlelight
10.45p.m. Church doors open
11.30p.m. “Midnight at the Manger”

Sunday 25th December
No Early Service
10.30a.m. Morning Worship for all the family.
Children are invited to bring a toy that Santa has left!

No Early Service
10.30a.m. Morning Worship
“At the Gate of the Year”
11.30a.m. Holy Communion
No Evening Service