21 January 2018


WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 115 years this building has stood at the heart of this part of our ancient Royal Burgh. It has witnessed wars, been favoured by a Royal visitor, welcomed holidaymakers, and been served by illustrious ministers, devoted musicians and dedicated members. Throughout these years, in anxious and sad times, in days of celebration and rejoicing, this Church has served the people as a place of sanctity, stability, and continuity. Today, in a society where the things of faith are often neglected, we strive to maintain an inclusive Christian presence, seeking ever to enhance the lives of everyone who comes into contact with us, and to reach out in mercy and compassion to a deeply troubled world. Here we explore and are not afraid to fail; here we are encouraged to ask questions; here we try to be a safe place for all ages. If you are here for the first time today, we pray that you will know something of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and that you will go home feeling inspired, strengthened, challenged and comforted.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12:  Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jean Stewart and Alasdair, Mr. Iain Henderson and The Younger Family.

Sunday 28 January 2018        SERVICES of HOLY COMMUNION


9.30 am – Team: 1                     11.15 am – Team: 2                                6.30 pm – Team: 3

Sound: Mr. John Ferguson     Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton                 Sound: TBA

Crèche in the Midton Room.

Retiring offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.

THE MINISTER was invited to propose the Immortal Memory at the Annual Burns’ Supper in St Columba Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London last night. He will be away until Tuesday 23rd inclusive.

WEDNESDAY COMMUNION: will be held on Wednesday, 24th January at 2.00pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. All welcome!

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in December is £168.22. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the January edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.

ALL ELDERS are asked to check the Lists for Communion Duty in the Carrick Park Vestibule and to tick their name to confirm their availability for the January 28th Service of Holy Communion.

COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Invitation Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. There are still a few districts without an Elder, if you are able to assist with delivery please speak to Irene in the Office. Thank you!

NEW ELDERS: Those who have been nominated by the Kirk Session for Ordination to the Eldership are asked to meet in the Struthers’ Room on Sunday 4th February at 3.00p.m

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will take place on 24 January at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. All welcome.

MESSY CHURCH: first meeting of 2018 will be held in the Church hall on Saturday 27th January, from 4pm – 6pm. Registration at 3.45pm. Theme for this month “New Beginnings – what Noah did!” Looking forward to welcoming everyone – remember Parents must be accompanied by a responsible child!! If you need to know more about our work please call Stuart – 261025 or Irene – 269524.

 “OASIS”:  The drop in Café is open Thursday from 10.30am to 12 noon in the Struthers Room.   All Welcome!   This is a place to relax and a place to chat – please bring a friend!   The morning papers are also available.

GUILD:  Tomorrow, Monday, 21 January is our next meeting at 7.30 p.m. in Midton Road Hall and we are delighted to be having Matthew and Rachel who will entertain us on our Burns’ Theme Evening.  We look forward to seeing everyone and anyone who would like to join us will be made most welcome.

AYR FILM SOCIETY presents FOKUS films from Germany this coming Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January in Ayr Town Hall. Full programme details in foyer.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn. 12), Mr. John Hamilton (Stn 9) and Mr. Jim Symington

BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Margaret McClure (Lindsay)

PHILIPSHILL GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

It is with deep sadness we record the passing of Mr. Drummond Cameron, on Thursday. Our condolences and prayers are extended to Nancye his wife, and all the family.

The funeral service for Mr. John McBride of Riverside Court, Ayr is still to be arranged. We remember his daughter Rosemary and son in law, Phil.

The funeral service for Mrs. Ellis Robertson of Campbell Street, Ayr will be held on Monday 29th January at 11.15am at Masonhill. We remember her husband John, and all the family.