18 September 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 4: Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hosie and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Harkness.

9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 5 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron

OUR HARVEST OFFERING: this year will go towards The Malawi Hunger Appeal. 6.5 million people are going hungry because of drought and erratic rainfall.
20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for August – the total is £100.79 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 September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Autumn edition should be with the editor by Sunday 25th September 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
ORGAN RECITAL on 21st September at 7.30pm in the Church – by Tim Byram-Wigfield- Concert Organist and Recording Artist. Admission is free (Retiring collection).
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: there will be a committee meeting on Monday 26th at 7.30pm in the Struthers’ Room.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted – long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tins of fruit, jars of coffee and jam, packets instant mash, packets of custard, rice, spaghetti and noodles are most needed!
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. This is a place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
GUILD: The new session of the Guild begins on Monday, 26 September at 7.30 p.m. and Dorothy and the Committee look forward to welcoming everyone. We hope many new members will also come along and join us. Our Minister, Revd Fraser, is our speaker and will dedicate The Guild and inspire us, as always, for our work in the year ahead. Look forward to seeing you all on 26 September for an evening of friendship and fellowship.
LIBRARY NEWS: There are some new additions to the library which were on display at the Elders’ Conference. Many of the books we’ve chosen are about helping folk to deal with difficult times, as well as celebrating life. Do have a browse.
GALA CONCERT IN AID OF THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION on 27th September at 7.30pm in the Church. The MD’s are Anne Miller and Andrew Nicol and Compere Linda Ormiston with members of APOS; KAOS and Cantanti. Tickets priced £5 available from Irene in the Office
MACMILLAN COFFEE Morning/Afternoon on 30th September – 10am – 3pm in the Midton Road Hall. Please support this superb fundraising event. Tickets are available in the Office priced £3.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12) and Mrs Jean Austin (Station 1)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar (Urquhart), Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan).
THE HOSPICE: Mrs. Julie Rae and Mrs. Marion Caven
GOLDEN JUBILEE, Clydebank : Mr Gordon MacPherson
Our sincerest sympathy and warm affection are extended to Mr Keith Halliday, Kyle and Keith, James Campbell Road, Ayr, on the death of Linda, a much loved wife, mum, daughter and niece. The service of thanksgiving for Linda’s life will be held here in the Church on Wednesday first, 21st September, at 10.45a.m., followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery at 12 noon.
The funeral service for Mr Alex Morton of Bellevale Avenue will be held at Masonhill Crematorium on Thursday 29th September at 1.15. We assure his wife, Irene, and all the family of our support and prayers.

Anne & Jim McLure wish to convey their thanks to the Minister, Congregation and Guild of St. Columba for their kind gifts, flowers, wishes and cards on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding.
Our warmest congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Gemmell on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary