20 November 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 Emma who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Iain Muir, Mrs. Fiona Davison and Mr. Alan McHarg
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 4 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON COMMUNION SERVICE will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday 23rd November at 2.00p.m., followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in October is £113.07.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 November edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
RETIRING OFFERING FOR COMBAT STRESS, HOLLYBUSH last Sunday totalled £1310. Warmest thanks to everyone who contributed.
FOODBANK: Shopping list for the next few weeks – Long life milk, diluting juice, packets rice, packets instant mash potato, pasta sauces, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, packets noodles, coffee, Christmas goods such as Christmas puddings, Christmas cake, biscuits and chocolate. Thank you so much.
“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: Our next meeting is on Monday, 21 November at 7.30 p.m. when we look forward to having Revd John Matthews as our speaker. Please do come along and give Revd Matthews a warm welcome and as always everyone will be made most welcome for an evening of fellowship and friendship.
GUILD CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING is on Saturday, 26 November from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Tickets priced £2.50 are on sale after both services this morning. Please do come along and support us. There will be all the usual stalls – baking, bric-a-brac, gift, books and CDs. Look forward to seeing everyone!
NEW ADDITIONS TO LIBRARY: a few books on the amazing 14th century mystic Julian of Norwich AND coming soon some books on Advent and Christmas. Because we have so many books we decided to put children’s collection at back, and adults at front as normal. Muriel- librarian
SOUP LUNCH– and much more! – today at 12.30pm in the Midton Hall, in aid of Angus’ trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with Raleigh International. Tickets £5
A FUNDRAISING CONCERT CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS, in aid of our outreach work at Lochside, will be taking place in Ayr St Columba Church on Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm. The evening will feature the Ayr Salvation Army Brass Band, Cantanti, Bobby Irvine, Stuart McKinlay, and Rachel Hynes. Compered by Tom Raffel, tickets are priced £5 and are available from the church office, or on the door.
DREGHORN MUSICAL SOCIETY – an outing has been arranged to support this event on Wednesday, 14th December. A bus will depart from Ayr St. Columba Church at 6.15pm. £12 ticket includes bus fare, also entry to the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock. Enquiries – Jean Stewart – 263343
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER – 2.00 – 4.30 pm – Seniors’ Afternoon Tea
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr David Burton (Stn 16), Mr. William Muirhead (Stn 10) and Mrs. Helen Ramsay (Stn. 10)
THE BIGGART: Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart), Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan), Mrs. Maureen Gow (Lindsay), Mr. Tom Connaughton (Macmillan) and Mrs. Lilly Andrew (Urquhart)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Edenhall Spinal Unit)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs Jean Austin (Ward 63) and Mrs. Janice Paterson

Mrs. Irene Wybar is now resident in Glenfairn Care Home.