21 January 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share.
We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found. A very special welcome to the families of Jamie, Aiden, Rohan and Charles who will be baptised at the 11.15 Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2: Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Jack McConnachie, Miss Nicola McKinlay, Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Michael Warren, Mrs. Fiona Taylor, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Ginnie Mackenzie, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by The Younger Family and The Henderson Family.
Sunday 27 January 2019 HOLY COMMUNION
9.30 am – Team: 3 11.15 am – Team: 4 6.30 pm – Team: 5
Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum Sound: Mr. George McMillan Sound: TBC
Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring offering at all Services will be used for Pulpit supply and in support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.
9.30 am St. Columba Kids
THE MINISTER: Because of personal circumstances, Fraser gives his sincerest apologies that he has been unable to write thank you letters to all who were so generous in their Christmas gifts, and he hopes that these simple words of deep gratitude will be sufficient to express his heartfelt thanks and appreciation.
ELDERS are asked to check the Communion list in the vestibule and tick to let the Clerk know that this has been read and noted.
COLUMBA NEWS and COMMUNION invitations should be collected from your own pigeonhole this morning, for immediate delivery.
THE MONTHLY WEDNESDAY COMMUNION will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday 23 January at 2pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in December £75.79. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
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 £2.80
FOOD BANK: please continue to remember a few extra items when you shop- urgently required are tins of meat Mince, Stew, Chilli, Irish Stew , curry etc. The demand for the Food Bank continues to rise.
FRASER’S RETIREMENT LUNCH- Reserved tickets will be available to be collected from Monday 21st – Friday 25th January from 9.30am – 12.30 pm from the Struthers’ Room.
THE LINEN TEAM: The Ladies will meet in the Church at 10.15am next Saturday, 26th – to dress the Church.
THE GUILD: Tomorrow, Monday, 21 January at 7.30 p.m. in the Midton Road Hall, is our next meeting and we are delighted to have Matthew and Rachel who will entertain us on our Burns’ Evening. Please do come along and join us – everyone will be made most welcome.
FLOWER CALENDAR: for 2019 is now in place in the Carrick Park Vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion, please add your name and telephone number to your chosen Sunday.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – and quality baking!! A friendly welcome is extended to all.
GUIDES: an EARNEST and URGENT Appeal! Sue, our Guide leader is anxious to find any lady in our congregation who can lend some assistance. At present, the future is in jeopardy because of a lack of help!
LIBRARY NEWS: 2 new additions to the library for New Year reading by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (often quoted by Fraser!)” Letters and Papers from Prison” and “Letters to London”. Bonhoeffer was heroic in his attempt to assassinate Hitler but his plot was discovered and tragically he was hanged, just before the war ended.
MESSY CHURCH we look forward to welcoming everyone on Saturday 26th 4pm – 6pm. Children from age 3 welcome, please remember to bring a responsible adult!
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Anne Ball (Stn 4), Mrs. May Hunter (Stn. 16), Mr. Jim Brown (St. Leonard’s Wynd) (Stn. 11), Lady Annie O’Halloran (Stn. 6) and Mrs. Mary Martin (CAU)
Our condolences are extended to the family of Mrs. Nancy Morton (Creggan Bahn) who passed away this past week. The Funeral Service will be held at Masonhill on Friday 25th January at 12 noon.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Elsie) Murray, formerly of Fairfield Road, is now resident in Glenfairn Care Home.