2 October 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! A very special welcome to the family of Rose who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: 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. Margaret Loudon, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. George Black and Mrs. Marilyn Miller and Mrs. Nan Conway.
SUNDAY 9 October 2016
9.30 am Family Service                       Duty Team: 7          Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                    Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

OUR ASSISTANT, Graeme, will be on holiday from Saturday 8th till Saturday 15th October, inclusive.
OUR ASSOCIATE Revd. David is on holiday from 6th October – 23rd October inclusive.
THE KIRK SESSION will meet in Cathcart Street Hall on Thursday 6th October at 7.30p.m.
20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for September – the total is £73.95 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 October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
OUR HARVEST OFFERING: the collection, so far, has raised £2,217, in support of The Malawi Hunger Appeal. Thank you all for your generosity.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: First Meeting Monday 3rd Oct. 7.30pm in Struthers room. The Speaker is Revd. Jill Clancy, Tarbolton Church. New members assured of a warm welcome.
LADIES FELLOWSHIP: The new session of the Ladies’ Fellowship begins on Monday 3 October at 7.30 pm. Our minister, Revd Fraser Aitken, will dedicate the work of the group and we will then be entertained by the Dreghorn Musical Society. We look forward to welcoming members old and new for an evening of fellowship.
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.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12) and Mr. George Wilson(Stn 12)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar and Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan).
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Edenhall Spinal Unit)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs Jean Austin (Ward 63)

The funeral service for Mrs Davina Young, Alderbank, Ayr, who died in Ayr Hospital last week, will take place tomorrow, Monday 3rd October, at 2.45 at Masonhill. Our warm thoughts and sympathy are sent to her husband, Bob, and all the family.
The service of thanksgiving for Mrs Julie Rae, Blackhill Street, Ayr, who died in the Hospice last Sunday evening, will be held here in the Church on Tuesday 4th October at 1.45, followed by the committal at Masonhill at 2.45. Julie was a very devoted member of our congregation and our love and sympathy are extended to her husband, Jim, her son, Callum, her dad, Jackson, and all the family
The funeral service for Mrs Marion Caven, St Leonard’s Wynd, who died in the Hospice this past week, will take place at Masonhill on Wednesday morning at 11.15a.m. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Bill, Tracy, Gavin, Claire and all the family.

CONGRATULATIONS to John and Avril Jackson of South Lodge Court who celebrated their Golden Wedding this weekend.

Gavin and Edna Gemmell praise the Lord for 50 years of marriage and wish to thank the Ministry Team, the Choir, Guild and many friends in the Congregation for all their kind gifts, flowers, letters and cards received on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.