18 October 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. 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 6: Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mrs. Jane Hunter, Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mrs. Susan Mills & Mrs. Isabell Fraser (in memory of David), Mrs. Dorothy Dawson and Professor & Mrs. Ken MacCallum.
SUNDAY 25 October 2015
9.30 am – Team: 7                   11.15 am – Team: 8                    6.30 pm – Team: 9
Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn   Sound: Mr. David Campbell    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 St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
OUR ASSISTANT, Graeme, is on holiday from Monday 12th to Monday 19th October inclusive.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in September was £108.06. This year monies will 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 October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.00.
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 October Service of Holy Communion.
FOOD BANK: This week’s list – Long life milk and diluting juice, custard, tinned potatoes or packets instant mash, jam, coffee, pasta sauce and tinned fruit. Thank you for your continued support.
A very big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s Harvest Appeal for Water Aid. The sum of £2,205 was contributed.
THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP: Topic – “Outreach To India”. Speaker – Stewart Shaw at 7.30pm. All welcome.
MENS ASSOCIATION: Tomorrow evening the 19th our guest speaker is our own Peter T MacDonald who will tell us about “The history and uses of plant grafting.” Peter is a world known expert and his book on Plant Grafting received worldwide reviews including a great review in The New York Times. We are sure to have an interesting evening to which new members will be warmly welcomed.
The series of BIBLE SEMINARS, exploring the relevance and diversity of this special book, will continue on Wednesday 21 October from 7.30 to 8.30 in the Struthers Room.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Nancy Raffel (Stn.16); Mrs Eileen Kenneth (Stn12); Mrs Rona Butler, (Stn.15) and Miss Ann Thomson (Medical High Care)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr Matt McLeish (Lindsay), Mrs. Jean Stewart (Lindsay) and Mrs Jean Barnard (Macmillan)
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mrs. May Trainor (Ward D)
AILSA HOSPITAL: Mrs. Rena Smith (Croy House)

Our warmest sympathy is extended to Mrs Margery Turnbull of Dongola Road, Alistair and Lorna and the family on the passing of David. David has left his body to the University of Glasgow for medical research. A memorial service will be held here in the Church on Tuesday 27th October at 2.00p.m.
The funeral service of Mr Bill McCorkindale of Windyhall Care Home will take place at Masonhill next Friday, 23rd October, at 12 noon. Our thoughts are extended to his wife Jean of Homebriar and all the family.

We are saddened to hear of the passing in Ayr Hospital of Mr Archie Jamieson of Elba Street Archie was a devoted Elder in our congregation. The service of thanksgiving for his life will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday first, 21st October, at 3.30p.m.. Our warmest sympathy and prayers are extended to all the family.
Margaret, George and Stuart Black wish to thank everyone for their support, cards, flowers and attendance at the service s of Thanksgiving for their dear daughter and sister, Hazel. Special thanks and appreciation to the Minister for his support and spiritual comfort