2 November 2014

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! A very special welcome to the family of Brooke who will be Baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 9: Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mr. Ross Robertson, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner,Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Elizabeth Macleod, Mr. and Mrs. Ean Lawrence and Mrs. Elaine Kerr
Our sincere apologies to Mrs. Pearl Brown whose name was omitted from the flower list last Sunday

SUNDAY 9 November 2014 – Remembrance Sunday
9.30 am Family Service – Duty Team: 10 – Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
10.50 am Morning Worship – Act of Remembrance – Sound: Mr. George McMillan
(Please note the earlier start)

20’s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September was £100.45 for 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!

FOOD BANK: The reason we require small quantities of some foods is that the biggest demand is for single boxes. Always needed are long life milk, diluting juice, small bags of sugar and tea, small packets of rice or noodles, small tins of fruit, packets of custard and of instant mash potato. Thank you so much.

COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Christmas edition should be with the editor by Sunday 9th November 2014. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com

THE MONDAY CLUB: meets tomorrow evening, 3rd November. Our speaker will be Mrs Catherine Mills whose subject is “The History of Nursery Rhymes”. This should be an entertaining evening and the committee look forward to welcoming all members and friends. Members should also note that the following Monday evening, 10th November, we are guests of The Guild.

MEN’S ASSOCIATION: Tomorrow evening our Guest speaker is Kerry McGee from the “Ayrshire Council on Alcohol”, an interesting and entertaining evening is assured. New members will be warmly welcomed. Anyone interested in coming along but requiring transport should give me a ring on 443793. George Templeton

AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT: Christmas Craft Fair in Cathcart Street Hall on Saturday 8 November from 2pm – 4pm. Tickets £3 includes tea/coffee and baking. Children free. All welcome.

SENIORS PARTY: Invitations can be found in the current issue of the Columba News. Please complete and return to the office before 16th November.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will be on 5th November at 7.30pm in the Struthers’ Room when we will continue on Bible passages associated with Christian festivals and their relevance for today. Hebrews 11: 32 – 12, v.2 – why do we celebrate All Saints Day? Can ordinary people be saints or only ‘heroes’? Are there contemporary ‘saints’ who have influenced us in our lives? Are we all called to be saints? Come and explore with us! For further information, contact Rev. John Matthews (264382).

CROSSHOUSE: Mr. Robert (Bobby) Davidson (Ward 2F -HD) and Miss Irene Taylor
GLASGOW ROYAL: Mrs Mary Reid and Mrs. Claire Howat

DATES for your DIARY!
Saturday 22 November: Senior Members’ St Andrew’s Party . Midton Road Hall 2.30 – 5.00pm
Saturday 29th November: Guild Christmas Coffee Morning 10 – 12. Tickets £2.50 on sale after each service
Friday 5 December: there will be a Concert entitled “Come Messiah Come” at 7.30pm. This is the fourth visit from the Celebration Choir and promises to be an excellent evening. Tickets will be on sale later in the month.