21 December 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!

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Miss Fiona MacKay, Mr. John Robertson, Mr. Ralph L. Riddiough and Mr. John Crone.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Laraine Christian, Ms. Sharon Lindsay and Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wilson

SUNDAY 21 December 2014 Fourth Sunday in Advent
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 4 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
12.45pm Congregational Lunch
Wednesday 24th December CHRISTMAS EVE
7.00p.m. Family Carol Service by Candlelight
10.45p.m. Church doors open
11.30p.m. “Midnight at the Manger”
Thursday 25th December CHRISTMAS DAY
10.30a.m. Family Service
SUNDAY 28th December “At the close of the year”
No Early Service Duty Team: 5 Sound: Mr. David Campbell
10.30a.m. Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism
11.30a.m. Holy Communion
SUNDAY 4th JANUARY 2015 “At the Gate of the Year”
No Early Service
10.30a.m. Morning Worship
No Evening Service

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in November was £108.51. This year monies go to Diabetes (UK), the leading charity that cares for every person affected or at risk of Diabetes. There are 3.8m people in the UK with diabetes, and an estimated 850,000 who are unaware that they have the condition!
HIS KIDS FAMILY CAROL SERVICE on Sunday 21 December at 6:30 pm in Lochside Church. You are all invited to come along and support our outreach programme and enjoy the carols!
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the December edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.
FOOD BANK: The food requested is determined by demand. The Warehouse in Prestwick which distributes the food boxes to hubs in Ayr, Troon, Maybole and Girvan has intimated that the greatest need is for boxes for single people. Always needed are: long life milk, diluting juice, jam, small packets pasta, noodles and rice, small packets sugar, tins of fruit, packet custard and instant mash.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the January edition should be with the editor today Sunday 21st December 2014. Late copy will not be accepted due to printers’ holiday. Articles should be emailed to the editor: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
FLOWER CALENDAR 2015: is now available in the Carrick Park vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers for a particular Sunday, please add your name and telephone number to the calendar. We are so grateful to all our donors for their generosity.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Jean Nicolson (Stn. 15), Mrs. Helen Skinner (Stn 11) and Mrs. Dorothy Wilson (Stn. 12)

THE MINISTER is very appreciative of the mountain of cards and Christmas greetings which have arrived at the Manse. Thank you so much.
THE OFFICE STAFF thank everyone who has taken time to send cards, gifts and season’s greetings.
They are all very much appreciated.

THANK YOU: Janice and Alan Paterson and the family would like to thank the Church congregation for all their recent messages of support. Each one is very much appreciated.