20 September 2015

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 Fraser who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2: Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mr. Peter Robertson, Mrs. Diana Savala, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Margaret Speirs, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Duncan McCallum, Mr. John Eaglesham.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the
Glory of God by the Ms. Shona Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hosie, Mrs. Jean Harkness and in memory of
Mrs Cynthia Donaldson by her sister, Bernice, and the family, of Boarhills, Fife.
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 3 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
THE SERVICE of HOLY COMMUNION: Wednesday 23 September at 2.00pm followed by tea in the
Struthers’ Room.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in August was £104.58. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the October edition should be with the editor today, Sunday 20 September 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
DEEPEST THANKS to all who contributed to the Calais Refugee Crisis. The retiring offering now stands at £1,655. The Minister acknowledges the anonymous gift of £400.00 with deep appreciation.
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 £2.00.
THE WORSHIP TEAMS please meet in the Centenary Aisle after the 11.15 service today 20th September. If you would like to be part of a worship team, which conducts a service once a month in one of our local care homes, please do come along.
“CALLED BY NAME” – our class for those who would like to find out more about the Christian Faith and what it means to be a church member will enrol in the Centenary Aisle on Sunday 27th September after the 11.15 service.
FOOD BANK: Particularly needed this week – diluting juice, tinned vegetables, rice pudding, tins or packets custard, rice, sugar and coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
LUNCH CLUB: there will be a start-up meeting on Tuesday 22nd September at 10am in the Struthers’ Room. Anyone interested in helping with our fortnightly Lunch Club please come along and find out more! The LUNCH CLUB restarts on Friday 2nd October at 12 noon.
MACMILLAN COFFEE at AYR ST COLUMBA: on Friday 25th September in the Midton Road Hall from 10am – 3pm. Coffee, Craft stalls and Prizes! Donations of home baking will be very gratefully received on Thursday evening or early on Friday morning. Tickets available after the Service and during the week from the Office priced £3. The GUILD COOK BOOK will also be on sale at the Coffee Morning.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Jean Nicholson (Station 16); Mr Alan Loy (HDU); Mrs Isobel McEwan (Stn. 9), Mrs Jean Barnard (Station 9), Mrs. Claire Howat (Stn. 8) and Mr. Archie Jamieson (Stn. 7)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Miss Ann Thomson (Lindsay) and Mr Matt McLeish (Lindsay), and Mrs. Ellen Faulds (Lindsay)

The funeral service for Mr. William Hyslop of Auchendoon Crescent who died on 7th September will take place on Thursday 24th September at 2.00pm the funeral service for Mrs. Patricia Williams of Carrick Gardens who died last Monday will be held on Friday 25 September at 11.15am. Both services will be held at Masonhill
Our very best wishes to Mr. John Davidson, formerly of Lamford Drive, who has gone to live closer to family, in Sedgefield, Durham. John is retaining his connection with us.