23 November 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 12: Mr. Peter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. Walter Muir, Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. George McMillan, Mrs. Jean Lindsay, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, 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 Miss Sheena Struthers, Mrs. Anne Drennan and Mrs. Marlene Hamilton

SUNDAY 30 November 2014 First Sunday in Advent St. Andrew’s Day
9.30 am Family Service       Duty Team: 1    Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.00 am Kirk Session meet in the Struthers’ Room
11.15 am Morning Worship – Ordination and Admission of New Elders   Sound: Mr. George McMillan

OUR ASSOCIATE Revd. Ness is conducting Worship at Prestwick South this Sunday.
WEDNESDAY SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION: on 26th November, in the Centenary Aisle. Followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in September was £138.27. This year 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!
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the November edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.
RETIRING OFFERING: for Poppy Scotland on Remembrance Sunday raised in excess of £700. Thank you so much
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.
THE GUILD: A Wee Boy’s Memories of War Time Prestwick. Mr John Hope will take us down memory lane, tomorrow Monday.24th at 7.30pm. We look forward to being together, as always in friendship and fellowship. Looking forward also to seeing our supporters friends of Ayr St. Columba at our Coffee Morning next Saturday 29th November at 10 – 12. Tickets on sale after both Services.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY will be on 26 November at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All welcome
CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH: Sunday 21st December in the Midton Road Hall at 12.45pm.. Tickets priced £15 should be paid and collected on Fridays 5th & 12th December during Office hours or on Sundays 7th & 14th after the morning Services. Last date for cancellation will be Monday 15th December after which all ordered tickets will be charged. There are no spaces but the waiting list is open.
“COME MESSIAH KING” CONCERT – Friday 5 December at 7.30pm. This is the fourth visit from the Celebration Choir and promises to be another excellent evening. Tickets priced only – £6 are now available from the office and after both Worship services.
CHRISTMAS CARD SALE: Miss Kerrie Lee from our Bible Class will be selling her homemade Christmas Cards in the Carrick Park Vestibule after the first service next Sunday. All proceeds are for the South Ayrshire Food Bank.
CHRISTIAN AID ADVENT SERVICE: will be held in Castlehill Church on Sunday 30th November at 7pm. All welcome.

CROSSHOUSE: Miss Irene Taylor (Ward 1E)

SATURDAY – 13th DECEMBER: Sunday School Parties – 2.00 – 4.00 pm
SUNDAY – 14th DECEMBER: 9.30am Sunday School Nativity
11.15am Morning Worship (Service of Baptism)
4.30 pm – Service of Readings and Carols by Candlelight – followed by Mulled wine & mince pies
DECEMBER 16th and 19th: Advent Music for Meditation (in Church): 11.30am – 1.00pm
SUNDAY 21st DECEMBER: 1.00 pm – Congregational Lunch