22 January 2017

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: 11 Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. John Ferguson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Mr. Ross Robertson, Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. Tom Laurie
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jean Arnott, Waugh Family, Mrs. Dorothy Dawson and Mr. Iain Henderson (in memory of father).

9.30 am – Team: 12           11.15 am – Team: 1                        6.30 pm – Team: 2
Sound: Mr. John Crone    Sound: Mr. George McMillan     Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
Crèche in the Midton Room. 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 & Bible Class

Our Assistant, Graeme, has been signed off work by his doctor for the period of one month. Graeme and Wendy appreciate our prayers and support as he returns to good health again.

The Monthly SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday first, 25th January, at 2.00pm., followed by tea and home baking in the Struthers Room. This short act of worship is open to everyone.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in December is £129.33.The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
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 29th Service of Holy Communion.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. There are one or two districts currently without an Elder – if you are able to assist with delivery please speak to Irene in the Office. Thank you!
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.
FOODBANK: Please remember the work of our Foodbank continues during the holiday period.
Most needed are long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, and coffee, tins of tuna, Instant mash potato, custard, and biscuits. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.
THE GUILD: will host the Ladies Fellowship tomorrow, Monday 23rd January, when Jennifer Higgins of The Wee House Company will be the speaker. All welcome.
“OASIS”: The drop in Café is back! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
LUNCH CLUB: The Lunch Club thanks all those who supported their last meeting when the sum of £322 was raised for our Hospice. The next meeting is on Friday first, 27th January, from 12noon till 1.30 in the Cathcart Street Hall. Everyone is welcome to enjoy home made soups and snacks at very reasonable costs!

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mr. Steven Miller (Stn. 16), Mr. Douglas Boocock (Stn. 15) Mrs. Chrissie Brown (Stn. 12), Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Stn. 14), Mrs. Myrette Wilson (Stn. 12) and Mr. David Burton (Stn. 10)
THE BIGGART: Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. John Marsh
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)

Mr. Allan Boyle is now resident in Claremont Care Home.