18 January 2015

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.. Let no one feel a stranger in this place! A very special welcome to the family of Sophie who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mr. John Hamilton, Mr John Kiltie, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mr. Jim Wilcox, 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. Elizabeth Macleod and the Flower Fund.

9.30 am – Team: 9      11.15 am – Team: 10     6.30 pm – Team: 11
Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron Sound: to be advised
Crèche in the Midton Room. Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am Sunday school and Bible Class
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in December was £104.60. This year monies go to The
Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
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 £2.00.
ELDERS are asked to uplift their Columba News and Communion cards from their NEW PIGEONHOLES for immediate distribution. Elders please note that the pigeonholes have been renewed and ALL district numbers have been updated. Every Elder has his/her own individual pigeonhole. There is a list of “old” and “new” numbers attached to the side of the centre block. Please look and locate your box.
COMMUNION DUTY: Elders are reminded to check the duty list in the glass Cabinet in the Carrick Park vestibule. Please indicate your availability or otherwise on this notice.
FOOD BANK: The food requested is determined by demand. 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.
RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL: Young Rory Boyle who is heading off to Costa Rica in three weeks with Raleigh International is holding a Fund Raising Soup Lunch today Sunday 18th January in the Midton Hall at 12.30pm. Homemade soup and home-baking! Donation tickets are £5.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will be on 21st January at 7.30pm in the New Carrick Room. We will examine the story of the Epiphany in St Matthew chapter 2 and ask the question: has this ancient Biblical account of Visitors from the East, the Escape to Egypt and the Killing of the Children really have anything to say to us today in our post-modern world? Newcomers welcome! For further information, contact Rev. John Matthews (264382).
FLOWER CALENDAR 2015: is now available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
THE GUILD: Monday 19th at 7.30pm will find the ladies of the Guild enjoying an evening of Scottish and Burns musical entertainment, thanks to Keith Fullerton and friends “Luath”. As always new ladies will be more than welcome.
MONDAY CLUB: a fund raising concert is being held on Monday 26 January with entertainment by the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra. Tickets are available from Monday Club members and are priced £5 each. Proceeds will be donated to British Lung Foundation and South Ayrshire Visually Impaired Children which are our nominated charities for this session.
DELIVERY OF FLOWERS: approximately six bouquets of Church flowers are sent out every Sunday to housebound, sick and bereaved members. There is a pressing need for additional deliverers to join the rota. If you are able to give a little time to this most important outreach please speak to Irene in the office or one of the flower ladies in the kitchen after the 11.15 am Service.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David McKnight (Stn. 6) and Mr. Bobby Davidson (Stn. 6)

Mrs. Grace Kearsley and Mrs. Nan Lorimer are now resident in Creggan Bahn

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Lee McClure who was killed in a car accident on Saturday 10th, aged 23. The funeral service is still to be arranged.