19 October 2014

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: We are part of the Church of Scotland, Presbyterian in government. As a congregation, our faith may be 2000 years old, but our thinking is not! We take the Bible, God’s Word, seriously as our main source for living, but we do not take it literally. We think of ourselves as a progressive Christian congregation that welcomes diverse people for reflection and action. We unite personal faith with social justice, prayer with peacemaking and spirituality with action. Maintaining an atmosphere where humour, laughter and enthusiasm are present when we gather together – faith and hope and love are at the heart of our worship and our activities. Basing our lives on the faith that, in Christ, all things are made new, we seek to bring the message of Jesus to others, using many avenues of approach.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 5: Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mr. Bill Wilson, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mr. Douglas Espie, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Gordon Tiley, Mrs Isabel Fraser & Mrs. Susan Mills and Mr. & Mrs. Ken MacCallum

9.30 am – Team: 6 – Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston
9.30 am Sunday School and Bible Class
11.15 am – Team: 7 – Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
6.30 pm – Team: 8 – Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church

WEDNESDAY SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION – Wednesday 22nd October at 2pm followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.

OUR ASSOCIATE Revd. David will be preaching at Fisherton and Kirkoswald on Sunday 12th and 19th October.

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.

COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. Thank you!

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in September was £96.18. This year Diabetes (UK), the leading charity that cares for every person affected or at risk of Diabetes, are the recipients. There are 3.8m people in the UK with diabetes, and an estimated 850,000 who are unaware that they have the condition!

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s Harvest Appeal for the Palestinian Crisis in Gaza. The sum of £2,360.68 was contributed.

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.

FOOD BANK: this week’s request list includes -Diluting Juice, Instant Mash Potato, packets noodles or rice, Jam, and Coffee. Thank you so much for your continued support.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will resume on 22 October at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room, and fortnightly thereafter. The focus will be on Bible passages associated with Christian festivals and their relevance for today. We will begin with Harvest and its links to Genesis ch.1. Do join us! For further information, contact Bryce Hartshorn (678463) or Rev. John Matthews (264382).

MONDAY CLUB–Our speaker tomorrow evening will be Mr Ruaridh Dobson who will tell us about the work of the British Lung Foundation which is one of our nominated charities for the current session. The committee would appreciate a good turnout of members and would be delighted to welcome anyone who would care to come along and join in our fellowship.

TIME TO REMEMBER: On Sunday 2nd November at 4p.m. in the Centenary Aisle, there will be short act of worship, remembering loved ones who have died. This service will be designed specifically for reflection and prayer, with short readings and times for quiet meditation. You will have the chance to light a candle to remember someone dear.

MEN’S ASSOCIATION: Tomorrow evening the 20th October our Guest Speaker is Dennis Rattenbury who is making a return appearance following his excellent presentation on “Ayrshire Smugglers” 2 years ago. His talk this time is on “Transport links through the ages”. Any new members will be warmly welcomed.

BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs Dorothy Wilson (Lindsay)

The funeral service for Mrs Annie Wilson of Holmston Road, a stalwart and faithful member of our Church, will be held tomorrow, Monday, at 12 noon at Masonhill. We extend our prayerful sympathy to her brother, Tom, her sister, Ina, and their families.