21 October 2018

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.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Mr. Ross Robertson, Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Janette Leishman and Mr. John Ferguson
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Dorothy Dawson, Mrs. Betty McLellan and Mrs. Pearl Brown

9.30 am – Team: 12         11.15 am – Team: 1        6.30 pm – Team: 2
Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.
9.30 am St. Columba Kids
The Minister is on holiday from last Thursday till today.

WEDNESDAY SERVICE HOLY COMMUNION: 24th October at 2.00pm in the Centenary Aisle
ELDERS are asked to check the Communion list in the vestibule and tick to let the Assistant Clerk, Duncan, know that this has been read and noted.
COLUMBA NEWS and COMMUNION invitations should be collected from your own pigeonhole for immediate delivery.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in September £118.83. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
LIGHT PARTY: our alternative Halloween fun evening. Focusing on bringing light into the darkness. Traditional bobbing for apples; dressing up; pumpkin carving, light disco and lots more! TUESDAY 30th October at 6pm -8pm. Volunteers urgently required for the leaflet drop this week – please speak to Stuart or Irene.
THE MENS ASSOCIATION: Next Meeting Monday 22nd October at 7.30pm in Struthers Room. Speaker Robert Sommerville subject “My Life and Times in the R.A.F” .New members and guests always made welcome.
THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP: meets tomorrow at 7.30, when Mr. Alastair Swan will present a Photographic Show.
FOOD BANK: The items most needed this week are – Coffee, small bottles of Diluting Juice, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Mince/Stew/Cold Meat, Tinned Tomato and UHT Milk.
LINEN TEAM: THE Ladies will meet in the Church at 10.15am next Saturday – to dress the Church.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – not to mention the quality homebaking!
CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH: 9th DECEMBER –– Kylestrome Hotel. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule, if you would like to attend.
THE ARK COFFEE MORNING on Saturday 27th October from 10am to 1pm. For 14 years, the Ark has been working with young people in Ayrshire through Friday night events, volunteering opportunities and schools work placements. We are hosting a coffee morning to showcase our work and raise funds for the continuation of the Ark. We would also love donations of baking and ask that if anyone wishes to donate baking that they contact the Ark office on 01292 264020 or email admin@ayrark.co.uk for information.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Isabel Fraser (Stn. 6), Mrs. Jenny Somerville (Stn. 4) and Mrs. Jenny Glencross (Stn. 4)
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Robbie Turnbull (Lindsay), Mrs. Anne McNair (Lindsay), and Mrs. Margaret Stirling (Urquhart)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mr. John Stewart (Ward 3E)

Our warmest affection and prayers are extended to Mrs Mary Knox of Paterson Street, and the family, on the death of her husband, David. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday first, 23rd October, at 10.30a.m.