23 October 2016

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 9: Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Pearl Brown, Mrs. Dorothy Dawson, Mrs. Betty McLellan and Mrs. Susan Mills & Mrs. Isabel Fraser.
9.30 am – Team: 10 11.15 am – Team: 11 6.30 pm – Team: 12
Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn Sound: Mr. Jim Brown Sound: TBA
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON COMMUNION SERVICE will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday 26th October at 2.00p.m., followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
ELDERS – PLEASE check the Communion List in the Carrick Park vestibule and sign to indicate that you have read the notice. ALSO Elders are asked to uplift their COMMUNION INVITATIONS and copies of the Columba News today for immediate delivery ahead of Communion next Sunday.
20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for September – the total is £73.95 The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE: will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Sunday 6th November at 4p.m. There will be a short act of worship, remembering loved ones who have died. This service will be designed specifically for reflection and prayer, with short readings and times for quiet meditation. You will have the chance to light a candle to remember someone dear.
THE LINEN TEAM will meet next Saturday at 10am. to dress the Church for Communion. Thank you!
GUILD: Our next meeting is Monday 24 October and it is our first afternoon meeting at 2 p.m. in Midton Road Hall. We are looking forward to welcoming Phil McAnespie who will talk about Honeybees and we hope he will bring some honey too! Everyone will be made most welcome
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted – long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tins of fruit, jars of coffee and jam, packets instant mash, packets of custard, rice, spaghetti and noodles are most needed!
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. 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.
CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED – Every Wednesday at 7pm for 7 weeks, from 19 October to 30 November in the Centenary Aisle. The night commences with a cup of tea, followed by a short film that introduces the topic and then discussion groups, allowing you to explore faith, doubt and any questions you may have in a relaxed and non-threatening environment. Please let Graeme or Irene know if you intend to come along.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Congregational Christmas Lunch at Enterkine House Hotel on Sunday 11th December, please add your name to the List in the Carrick Park Vestibule. Two courses, coffee and mince pies, £22.00 and a glass of bubbly on arrival. There is also a list for the coach, if you plan to travel by bus.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. George Wilson (Stn 12), Mrs. Lilly Andrew (Stn. 14) and Mr David Burton (Stn 16)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar and Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan).
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Edenhall Spinal Unit)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs Jean Austin (Ward 63)
The funeral service for Mr. Allan Walker of Robsland Avenue, who died suddenly on holiday in Spain, took place yesterday morning at Masonhill. Our warmest sympathy is extended to his wife, Aileen and all the family.
CONGRATULATIONS to Isabel and Les Wallace of Queen’s Gate, Alloway who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding and to Isobel and Ian Smellie of Genoch Farm who celebrate their Golden Wedding this week.